Category: News

Obituaries: Frank Merenda

Frank Merenda, 88, died on Veterans Day, November 11, 2018, a holiday filled with patriotism that meant very much to him. Born October 10, 1930 to John and Amalia (Vitelli) Merenda, he was a lifelong Bristol resident, veteran of the…

Obituaries: Antoinette LaMothe

Antoinette LaMothe, 82, Bristol, CT peacefully passed away Sunday, November 18, 2018, at her home surrounded by family.  She was the wife of the late Richard LaMothe with whom she raised six children.  Antoinette was born February 15, 1936, in…

Obituaries: Abbe Rasmussen

Abbe Rasmussen, 29, of Terryville, formerly of Farmington, daughter of Karen Rasmussen of Terryville and Walter Rasmussen of Essex, joined her Grandparents and Uncle Mark unexpectedly on Nov. 16th.  Abbe’s name means ‘’source of joy” and she was a lovely,…

Voters show generosity

The United Way of West Central Connecticut held a food drive at voting locations throughout Bristol on Election Day. In addition to the food donations, $4,813.01 was collected. Posing with some of the donations are, from the left, Kimberly Carmelich,…

City welcomes Max Pizza IV

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGER STAFF WRITER Stelios Koutouvides, owner of Max Pizza, was front and center for the ribbon cutting and official grand opening of Max Pizza IV, one of six locations throughout Bristol. Koutouvides and his wife opened their first…

Welcome to Hope Street

After receiving hundreds of suggestions from Bristol residents, the Bristol Development Authority and the Mayor’s Office has announced the results of a public survey for the naming of Bristol’s newest street which runs through Bristol’s Centre Square.  “Hope Street” was…

Obituaries: Betty Martinelli

Betty Martinelli, 84, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Bridgeport Hospital. She was born on March 26, 1934 in Boston, the daughter of the late Arthur and Florence (Kennedy) Trepanier.   Betty spent most of her life…

Students learn how to vote

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER A week before the gubernatorial election, the office of the Bristol Registrar of Voters hosted mock elections at Bristol Central and Bristol Eastern high schools. Donna Swarts, a poll worker and volunteer for the office…

Veterans to be saluted Sunday

By TAYLOR MURCHISON- GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER American Legion Post 2 has organized a bell ringing ceremony to take place across the City of Bristol for Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11. Throughout Bristol on that day, there will be celebrations to…

Police blotter for Nov. 9

The Bristol police reported the following arrests: Autumn Carlson, 30, of 318 South St., Bristol, was arrested on Monday, Oct. 15, and charged with disorderly conduct. Dennis King, 49, of 70 Gaylord St., Apt. 410, Bristol, was arrested on Monday,…

Obituaries: Barbara York

Barbara ”Bobbie” York, 57, of Bristol, formerly of Plainville, passed away at her home on Monday, November 5, 2018. Born in Southington on June 26, 1961, she was one of five children to Vivian (Jewett) York of Chester, and the…

Obituaries: Lise Pelletier

Lise (Dionne) Pelletier, 61, of Bristol, widow of Peter D. Pelletier, passed away from a long history of Myotonic Dystrophy on November 4, 2018 at Ingraham Manor, Bristol. Lise was born in Edmonston, N.B., Canada on August 25, 1957 and…