Visions For Vacancies: Former Savers

Periodically, I’ll feature a commercial building, business or lot for lease and for sale and ask you what you think would be the best use for it. Forget what zone it’s in, ignore setback regulations, dump lot coverage rules and all the other zoning jargon that puts most people to sleep. If you had your way,Read More

Bristol Center Offers Unique Approach to Ease The Stresses Brought on by COVID-19 Pandemic

Photo (c) Shepard Meadows Therapeutic Riding Center Shepard Meadows Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc. in Bristol is now offering Equine Assisted Psychotherapy in response to the new needs brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Shepard Meadows helps individuals with special needs by providing equine assisted activities and therapies. Over the past year there has been anRead More

Struggling Local Nonprofits Receive Essential Help Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Featured grant recipient Brian’s Angels Homeless Outreach Main Street Community Foundation says local nonprofits are struggling due to the challenging effects of the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. For these local nonprofits, there has been a significant increase in the demand for their services and a simultaneous decrease in both program and fundraising revenue. Main Street CommunityRead More

Wheeler’s 35th Annual Golf Classic Raised $45K For Community Health Center Patients

Wheeler’s 35th Annual Golf Classic, presented by Mutual of America Financial Group at the Country Club of Farmington, looked a little bit different this year with safety precautions, but the near-capacity commitment of more than 75 golfers, as well as supporters, volunteers, and friends to Wheeler’s mission and vision, remained as steadfast as ever. The SeptemberRead More

2020 Mum-A-Thon Road Race Is A Go!

Photo (c) Ron Tessman The Veterans Strong Community Center announced the 51st Mum-A-Thon Road Race will be held this year, with COVID-19 restrictions. The 8K race will take place on Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 8 am at St. Paul Catholic High School, 1001 Stafford Avenue, Bristol, CT. This year’s event will only have the 8K competitiveRead More

How Are The Bristol Parks Fairing?

The Community Survey surrounding the 2020 Master Plan has launched to the public and the department of Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services invites the Bristol community to weigh in.  The Master Plan is a community-input driven process and the outcome and future recommendations  will be driven by the needs and vision articulated by the communityRead More

New Report: Even Before the Pandemic, 38% of Families in Connecticut Struggled to Pay for Basic Needs

Before the COVID-19 pandemic arrived this year, 38% of Connecticut residents were already struggling to make ends meet. Those are the findings of the Connecticut United Ways’ 2020 ALICE Report, a study on financial hardship.  The new report concludes that before the onset of the pandemic, 38% of Connecticut’s households lacked the income to payRead More

Proposed Bristol Convention Center — With an Underground Parking Garage — to Hold Groundbreaking Ceremony

The owners and managers of the DoubleTree by Hilton Bristol will host a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 3pm to officially kickoff the construction of an expanded hospitality complex featuring a new 50,000 square foot Bristol Event Center and a 90-suite HOME2 Suites by Hilton hotel. Located adjacent to the extraordinarily successfulRead More

Wine, Women & Watches

The American Clock & Watch Museum will livestream its 4th  annual Wine, Women & Watches event on Thursday, September 17th at 7:00 p.m. Faced with the inability to hold its popular annual fundraiser at the museum, the planning committee came up with a fun way to gather virtually. This year, the event ticket will include a wineRead More

Bristol Dentist Overbites Medicaid, Agrees to Settlement

U.S. Attorney John H. Durham and Connecticut Attorney General William Tong announced that Ean James, D.M.D., has entered into a civil settlement with the federal and state governments in which he will pay more than $148,000 to resolve allegations that he caused overpayments to be paid by the Connecticut Medicaid Program. James is an oralRead More

Bristol’s Solar For All Sets Goal of 100 Families

Bristol residents, city departments, non-profits and community organizations are invited to learn about Connecticut’s Solar for All Program that offers solar power and energy efficiency measures to all homeowners, financed through a public-private partnership between PosiGen and the Connecticut Green Bank. The Solar for All Bristol initiative launched June 10th to bring this program toRead More

Bristol Adds Dozens of New Businesses in June

A chemical product manufacturer, and a cupcake bakery are among the many new businesses in Bristol in June. Other new businesses include clothing stores, a used car dealership, a vehicle towing company, and a dentist. Connecticut releases new business registrations each month. Here are some of the registrations for Bristol in June, the most recentRead More

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