Tag: City Council

Meet the council candidates

We asked the Town Council candidates the following questions: 1) What do you see as the role of government in the City of Bristol? 2) The City of Bristol has put an emphasis on economic development, and reinvigorating the downtown…

Bristol courthouse closure right on schedule

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu gave several updates regarding downtown, during the City Council meeting held on Tuesday, July 9. It had previously been announced that the State of Connecticut would be closing the Bristol Courthouse, 131…

Council distributes Youth Recognition Awards

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER During the May 14 meeting of the City Council, Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu and the Bristol Youth Commission presented Youth Recognition Awards to four Bristol high school students and two school organizations to honor exceptional volunteer service.…

City seeks to preserve parcel near nature center

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The City Council unanimously approved the filing of a grant application with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, known as the Open Space and Watershed Land Acquisition grant, which would allow for the “preservation…

Supplemental MV tax bills being sent out

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER At the December joint meeting of the City Council and Board of Finance, City Comptroller, Diane Waldron reported that the tax assessor recently filed a supplemental motor vehicle grand list, and that the bills would be…

Councilors share announcements

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Members of city council relayed several announcements during the Tuesday, Dec. 11 meeting of the City Council. Councilor Peter Kelley shared that the deadline for flu vaccination for preschool children is Monday, Dec. 31. “It’s a…

Election results are in: Zoppo wins mayor’s seat

Democratic candidate Ellen Zoppo-Sassu won the mayor’s seat in Bristol with 6,413 votes, according to unofficial results reported by the Bristol Registrar of Voters. Two-term Republican incumbent Ken Cockayne received 5,030 votes. Write-in candidate Richard Kriscenski received 43 votes. Meanwhile,…

Naugatuck valley, here we come

By KAITLYN NAPLES STAFF WRITER Last year, the state’s Municipal Opportunities & Regional Efficiencies (M.O.R.E) Commission began discussing the possibility of condensing the 14 regional planning agencies into eight councils of government. This included the Central Connecticut Regional Planning Agency…

West End group offers plan to council

By KAITLYN NAPLES STAFF WRITER The West End Association began in 2011 with just 50 members. In just two years, the association has cultivated and enlarged that number (which includes individual and business members), has held numerous fundraising events like…

Councilor steps down

By KAITLYN NAPLES STAFF WRITER Last week, Kevin Fuller, a Democrat serving the first city council district, handed in his resignation from the council, effective as of 5 p.m. last Wednesday. Fuller, who was in his second term on the…