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Jamila Young joins the Observer

Readers have already seen her bylines in the last few editions of the Bristol Observer. The Observer newsroom recently welcomed Jamila Young as our new staff writer for Bristol news and features. Young grew up in this region of Connecticut.…

The Observer seeks entry-level journalist to join our staff

There’s an excellent opportunity at the weekly StepSaver/Observer newspapers for an entry-level journalist. Report local news and features through interviews, observation and research. Must be thorough, well organized, with excellent time management skills. Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field,…

BDA releases results of community survey

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The Bristol Development Authority in February took a community survey through the month of February and the results have been published through the city website. Dawn Nielsen, marketing and public relations specialist for the City of…

Central’s Got Talent!

Bristol Central High School students performed an evening of talent on Saturday, January 19th.  Singers, dancer, instrumentalists, and even a human beat box were a part of the evening.  Photos by:  Tammi Naudus              …

Lancers rule!

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER EAST HAVEN – The Bristol Eastern volleyball team is once again on top of the world and it’s a place the Lancers’ program knows oh so well. After a trip to the Class LL quarterfinals…

Meeting to put spotlight on Forestville center

By KAITLYN NAPLES STAFF WRITER Last June, the Central Connecticut Regional Planning Agency (CCRPA) and the University of Connecticut Community Research and Design Collaborative teamed up to work with municipalities in the Central Connecticut area to initiate studies that would…

Roadwork announced by public works

The city Public Works Department issued the following press release… Milling and Resurfacing Project on Route 229 in Bristol The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that a milling and resurfacing project will be performed on Route 229 (King Street)…

Police blotter for Sept. 14

The Bristol Police Department reported the following arrests: •Ivonne Lissette Maldonado, 44, of 19 Landry St., Bristol was arrested on Sept. 4 and charged with distribution of controlled substances less than 1,500 feet from school, and illegal manufacturing, distribution, sale…

Key piece of downtown puzzle put into place

By KAITLYN NAPLES STAFF WRITER The city’s Zoning Commission unanimously approved what developers call “the first piece of the puzzle” in the downtown development project. The preferred developer of Bristol’s Depot Square site, Renaissance Downtowns, was given the “go ahead”…

Knights tune up at Elmer’s Place

By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER BRISTOL – Getting ready for a long, playoff run, the Bristol Knights of the Manchester Twilight League had a little tune up against Elmer’s Place in a possible tournament preview. But the game started like…

Police blotter Aug. 3, 2012

Bristol police reported the following incidents: •Thaddeus Singleton, 33, of 275 Sonstrom Rd., Bristol was arrested on July 23 and charged with second degree breach of peace and third degree criminal mischief. •Jolene Pagano, 28, of 515 Emmett St., Apt.…

Unfamiliar territory for Post 2

BRISTOL – For the first time since 2008, the Bristol Legion baseball team did not finish in first place in Zone 1 play. Post 2 (20-7) finished only one game out as surprising Southington (21-6) captured top honors while third…

It’s a blow out, again

by MICHAEL LETENDRE BRISTOL – Over the years in battles against Terryville, the Bristol Legion baseball team – at times – has struggled with the divisional foe. But in Post 20’s third showdown of the season against Bristol, it kind…