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Remembering Dave Lepore in ‘Bristol Today’

Bristol Press clipping.
Bristol Press clipping.

Since Dave never had the chance to jump on the digital bandwagon, I thought it might be nice to get his name and legacy back out there in this new social media platform.

If Dave was here today, I’m pretty sure he would have a huge online following.

Many newer politicians, groups, Risers or just about anyone that is now active in the community should know who Dave was.

He deserves it…

Dave Lepore passed away at 41 on March 12, 2003. Dave was born in Bristol and a lifelong Bristol resident.

His career in journalism included Nutmeg TV, co-editor of The Citizen paper, free-lance writing for The Bristol Press, The New Britain Herald and co-founded Bristol Today, a local weekly newspaper. ~ Obituary

He served as co-editor and co-publisher of Bristol Today, which published until 2002.

He was a member of the Lions Club, the Bristol Boys and Girls Club, the Salvation Army, Bristol Theater Arts and helped form summer concerts in Rockwell Park.

Every year a scholarship in his name and memory is awarded to a high school senior interested in journalism. Candidates are judged on their talent, merit and by their passion for writing. ~ A Tribute To Mr. Lepore

Donations to the Dave Lepore Journalism Scholarship are tax-deductible. Contributors may send a check to: Main Street Community Foundation, P.O. Box 2702, Bristol, CT 06010. More information may be obtained by calling the foundation’s offices at 860-583-6363.

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2 comments on “Remembering Dave Lepore in ‘Bristol Today’

  1. Anonymous

    Just came across this webpage after thoughts of Dave popped into my head. I knew he had passed, but it’s so heartwarming to see his legacy living on in the form of a scholarship. I worked with Dave during his short stint at Nutmeg and every interaction with him was warm and genuine as are my memories of him. You couldn’t have a single conversation with him and not think he was a smart and nice guy. We are all in a lesser place without him here. I think of him every time I don’t write “for all intensive purposes.” Rest in peace, Dave, and thank you for being a part of my life, even if it wasn’t for long.

  2. Anonymous

    My goodness… Dave and I had lost touch after I went out of business. He was a great customer and great guy. I enjoyed him stopping by my shop. I had only seen him a few times after going out of business. This is one of those times I really wish I stayed in touch with him and kept up on how he was doing. I would have like and would have been honored to pay respects to an old friend. Rest in Peace David! You were a big man with a big heart and big ideas! You are missed.