Tag: Mayor

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…

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,…

Mayor’s censure discussed again

By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER The city council addressed the investigation of Mayor Ken Cockayne at its regular meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 13, attempting to bring clarity to public information that they believed was confusing. After a question from the…

Election Results Are In: Cockayne re-elected mayor; Dems take over Board of Ed

After a close race against Democratic candidate Ellen Zoppo-Sassu, Republican incumbent Ken Cockayne has been re-elected as the Mayor of Bristol. According to unofficial results from the Registrar of Voters office, Cockayne received a total of 6,084 votes, just 128…

Officials’ emails targeted in FOI request

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER Emails involving two mayoral candidates in this November’s election and the work to transform the former Memorial Boulevard School are surfacing as the result of two dueling Freedom of Information requests. Several weeks ago, Mike…

Mayoral hopefuls face off

By KAITLYN NAPLES STAFF WRITER Just three weeks before a vote takes place, the two candidates running for the city’s top job faced off in a debate that covered a variety of issues the city is facing. Republican mayoral candidate…

Community service drives Democrat

by KAITLYN NAPLES STAFF WRITER After 30 years of public service, and 10 years on the Board of Education, Democrat Chris Wilson has decided to run for mayor in the upcoming November election. “My family lives here, my adult children…

Panel sends changes to charter to Council

By KAITLYN NAPLES STAFF WRITER Despite criticism from members of public in attendance, the Charter Revision Commission unanimously approved several changes to the city’s charter. This included hiring a city manager, in addition to a mayor and council. The commission…

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…