Category: News

BDA approves more parking for downtown

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER In its first meeting since August, the Bristol Development Authority Downtown Committee approved a plan to add additional parking spaces downtown. City Engineer Raymond Rogozinski said an additional 38 parallel, on-street parking spaces would be…

Police blotter for Dec. 28

Bristol police reported the following arrests: Erika Youngmark Breer, 28, of 5 Earl St., Bristol, was arrested on Monday, Dec. 17, and charged with traveling too fast for conditions, operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence, and failure…

Carousel Museum secures $150K state grant

Louise DeMars, executive director of The New England Carousel Museum announced in a press release that the museum has been awarded $150,000 by the Department of Economic and Community Development State Historic Preservation Office to install a new energy-efficient, air-handling…

Obituaries: Barbara Krol

Barbara (Monico) Krol, 71, of Bristol, former Terryville resident, widow of Frank Krol, passed away Thursday, December 20, 2018, at Bristol Hospital. Barbara was born March 25, 1947 in Bristol, CT, daughter of the late Alfred and Jennie (Sosinski) Monico.…

Obituaries: Michael D. Deal

Michael D. Deal, 47, of Farmington, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday (December 19, 2018) at John Dempsey Hospital, Farmington, with his longtime girlfriend, Shelly Corriveau, by his side.  Mike was born in Bristol on March 23, 1971. He was raised…

New officers tapped for NAACP

On Monday, Dec. 17, the Bristol Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People had their installation service for the incoming officers, executive board and committee heads. The swearing in ceremony was officiated by Reverend Postell of…

Obituaries: Antonio Toscano

Antonio Toscano, 57, of Bristol, beloved husband of Janis Bevivino, died unexpectedly on December 11, 2018 in while vacationing in Aruba.  Antonio was born in Naples, Italy on April 20, 1962 and was a son of the late Alfredo Toscano…

Obituaries: Jeanne Ozga

Jeanne Ozga, 92, born in Fort Kent – Maine, passed away at Countryside Manor after a brief illness.  Jeanne was the daughter of Mary and Fred Paradis with 2 sisters and 4 brothers.  Until becoming a young adult, she lived…

Obituaries: Nancy Ingellis

Nancy Ingellis, 69, of Bristol, passed away December 18, 2108 at the Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain.   Nancy was born March 30, 1949 in Southington, CT, she was the daughter of the late John A. and Virginia (Berardino)…

Sen. Murphy salutes Novo Precision

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) announced that precision wires and machine manufacturer Novo Precision, LLC in Bristol is this week’s “Murphy’s Monday Manufacturer.” Novo Precision specializes in manufacturing that serves global markets with medical staples and clips, cut-to-length…

Obituaries: Barbara Mone

Barbara (Murphy) Mone, 73, of Bristol, passed away on Friday December 14th at home surrounded by her loving family. Barbara was born in Calais Maine and moved to Connecticut when she was a young girl. She worked various jobs throughout…

Obituaries: Gabrielle Noel Benedict

Gabrielle Noel Benedict LaChance, 14, beloved daughter of Leslie “Les” and Sally LaChance, passed peacefully on Thursday (December 13, 2018) at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center surrounded by her family. Known as Gabby, Gabby Girl, Gabster, and Peanut, she was born…

3 bomb threats yesterday, no bombs found

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER According to Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu there were “bomb threats being called in across the country,” yesterday, Thursday, Dec. 13. Zoppo-Sassu said there were three Bristol locations reported on Thursday; “the senior center on Stafford Ave.,…