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A camera’s eye at the Mum Festival

Observer photographer Janelle Morelli made the rounds at Bristol’s annual Mum Festival Sept. 22-23.

This is what she saw.

Police report for Sept. 28

The Bristol police reported the following incidents: Muhnad Abuali, 20, of 4 Mccabe Ct., Little Ferry, New Jersey, was arrested on Monday, Sept. 17, and charged with sixth degree larceny. Jehora Bajrami, 25, of 87 Lurton St., New Britain, was…

Youth cabinet resumes Oct. 9

The Mayor’s Youth Cabinet resumes in October and the members will take a field trip to the Bristol Police Department to see some of the inner workings of the Police Department’s various divisions on Tuesday, Oct. 9. Youth members and…

Mum Parade winners announced

BRISTOL — The 57th Annual Bristol Mum Parade award winners were announced after the parade this past Sunday. More than 100 schools, churches, veterans’ organizations, scout groups, businesses, bands, civic clubs and more. Parade awards presented include the Hometown Hero…

Students pay attention to lessons about distracted driving

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Bristol Central High School hosted a distracted driving simulation on Friday, September 15. The simulation was put on by the P.E.E.R.S Foundation [Professionals Encouraging Educational Reforms Statewide], in partnership with State Farm and General Motors.…

Police blotter for Sept. 21

Bristol Police reported the following arrests: Joseph Nicholas Coppola, 41, of 33 Forest St., Naugatuck, was arrested on Monday, Sept. 10, and charged with operation or towing an unregistered motor vehicle, theft of a number plate or insert, and not…

Who gets to a Kiss A Pig?

Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center located at 1 Pleasant St. in Bristol is hosting its 4th annual Kiss- A-Pig Contest. Enthusiastic professionals from the greater Bristol community have volunteered to support Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center…

Champions of civic pride to be topic at Manross Sept. 27

  Contemporaries and Bristol natives, Seymour and Holcombe were two of the greatest and most visionary champions for historic preservation and state and local history Connecticut ever had. Seymour (1859-1941) was a Progressive Era visionary who advocated for Connecticut’s cultural…

Fire report for Sept. 14

The Bristol Fire Department reported the following incidents: Aug. 24 55 Gaylor St., cooking fire, confined to container. 329 Redstone Hill Rd., power line down. 1149 Farmington Ave., motor vehicle accident with no injuries. 51 Broderick Rd., unintentional transmission of…

Prevention Coalition gets $125,000 grant

By TAYLOR MURCHISON- GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The Drug-Free Communities Support Program rolled about $2.8 million in funding, and the Bristol Prevention Coalition received $125,000, the third of five installments. According to the B.E.S.T-4-Bristol website, the mission of the organization is…