Category: Local News

At the hop with local seniors

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The United Way of West Central Connecticut Youth Board hosted a senior citizen prom at the Bristol Senior Center on Thursday, May 16 that took the guests back to the 1950. Approximately 160 area senior citizens…

Remembering ‘Gabby’

By JILLIAN ELSNER CORRESPONDENT Bristol Eastern High School honored the memory of freshman, Gabrielle “Gabby” LaChance with a tree planting ceremony in the courtyard May 24 to honor the late teen. The ceremony was a means of providing comfort to…

Meet the top students at BCHS: Yan Zhu, Stephen Pittman sit at the top of their class

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Yan Zhu and Stephen Pittman were named Bristol Central High School’s 2019 valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively. Zhu spent her time at BCHS as a member of the student council, where she served as the secretary during…

City salutes those who will serve

The Bristol Veterans Council held its 9th Annual Salute Dinner for Enlistees last Saturday at Nuchie’s. 2019 Honorees include (not all pictured): Army- Hannah Duffany, Erik Elis, Cody Rayond Lozier, Jason Mills, Chad Varkal, and Connor Feeney-Wallace; Navy- Donovan Carey…

Commissioner delivers message

On Thursday, May 30, David Lehman, commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Community Development, addressed a group of Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce members, during a breakfast meeting hosted by Bauer Inc., 175 Century Dr. Lehman, three months into the…

Youths receive awards at dinner

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The Boys and Girls Club of Bristol Family Center held the annual Youth Recognition Awards Dinner May 22. President and CEO of the BBGC, Michael Suchopar, said the Recognition Dinner is the “biggest youth centered event…

For the veterans…

The Kids in the Middle volunteers changed out old flags and replaced them with new flags at the veterans graves at West Street Cemetery last Saturday. Selina Kielb, right, puts in a new flag and Jabreea Boxley carries some new…

All that jazz at Delish

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Forestville saw a different kind of experience arrive when Delish Lounge opened in October 2018 The lounge at 12 East Main St.is owned and operated by Janessa Woods and Franny Buzimkich. Woods, a Bristol native, said…

State finances discussed

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce hosted a legislative roundtable event on Tuesday, May 7, where state comptroller, Kevin Lembo, discussed the state’s financial standings. Lembo reported Connecticut can expect a surplus of approximately $581 million…

Bristol hosts TRIAD conference

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The West Central TRIAD group hosted a conference on Thursday, May 2, at the Bristol Senior Center, in order to share information between businesses and organizations on how senior community members can “Take Care of Yourself.”…

Chamber salutes small businesses

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce hosted the 2019 Small Business Appreciation Breakfast on Thursday, May 9, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel. Chamber president Cindy Bombard, said this event is one of her favorites…

Rep. Ziogas holds forum on state’s toll proposal

State Representative Chris Ziogas (D-Bristol) hosted a forum last Monday in Bristol on investing in the state’s transportation infrastructure. An audience of approximately 50 Bristol residents attended the presentation and question and answer session. Participants included Ziogas; House Transportation Committee Chair, Rep.…

Farmington Avenue closure

Bristol Police Department announced that Farmington Ave., (Route 6) will be closed from Mix Street to Camp Street due to the investigation of an accident. “It is anticipated that the road will be closed for the next several hours,” according…