Tag: Ellen Zoppo-Sassu

3.19% budget hike approved by city

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The City Council and Board of Finance approved the 2019-2020 general fund budget of $200,614,740, with a mill rate of 38.05, at the joint meeting held on Monday, May 20. The budget is a hike from…

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.…

South Side sees how their garden can grow

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER South Side School students will be able to take their curriculum outdoors with the addition of a vegetable garden, built by the Bristol Public Works Department. Public works analyst Lindsey Rivers explained that each year, the…

State announces courthouse closing

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Effective Friday, Aug. 30, the Bristol courthouse, 131 North Main St., will be closing. All cases as of Tuesday, Sept. 3 from 131 North Main Street will be heard at the New Britain Judicial District Courthouse.…

Election: Dems announce Nov. council slate

On Monday, April 22, the Bristol Democratic Town Committee announced its 2019 slate for City Council. Incumbent Councilors Mary Fortier, David Preleski, Peter Kelley, and Greg Hahn are all seeking re-election. They are joined by Councilor Scott Rosado, who was…

Make yourself count: Officials make pitch to public to fill out census forms

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz visited the Bristol Public Library on Tuesday, April 23, as part of her 2020 U.S. Census kickoff tour. “This is the first time in the history of our census, since 1790,…

United Way honors Community Builders

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The 17th annual United Way Community Builders’ Reception was held on Thursday, April 11, where several individuals and organizations were recognized for their dedication to the west central Connecticut region. President and CPO of the United…

Mayor lays out priorities

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu released her legislative priorities for the City of Bristol, a list of bills in the Connecticut House and Senate that she feels mirror the interests of the city. Zoppo-Sassu described the five page…

City picks new HR director

Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu nominated Mark J. Penney, of Canton, to serve as the new Human Resources Director, during the City Council meeting held on Wednesday, Feb. 13, reported a press release from the mayor’s office. The news release said Penney…

BOF okays purchase of land on Shrub Rd.

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The Board of Finance unanimously approved Jan. 22 an “additional appropriation of $2.1 million funded by bonding and appropriation” to acquire two parcels of open space land on Shrub Road. During the board’s regular meeting Mayor…