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

Updated April List: Half of Connecticut’s Coronavirus Deaths Are From Nursing Homes

The state data released on April 30 1,249 shows nursing home residents had died from the coronavirus. Nursing home residents now account for 57.6% of the COVID-19-related deaths in Connecticut. Of the 215 nursing homes in the state, 115 had 10 or more cases. The state on Thursday also reported on COVID-19 cases in assistedRead More

‘It Doesn’t Have to be This Way,’ Bristol Assisting Living Owner Says of Coronavirus Deaths in Nursing Homes

A report from McKnight’s Senior Living — a national media company serving senior living and independent living owners says Tyson Belanger of Bristol — owner of Shady Oaks’ assisted living that his parents built 44 years ago — where 11 of his relatives, including his two grandmothers, have lived — thinks he has the solution toRead More

Latest List of Connecticut Nursing Homes with Coronavirus Cases and Deaths

The state data released on April 24 reported 3,423 confirmed cases, 568 laboratory-confirmed coronavirus-associated deaths and 200 “probable” virus-related deaths in Connecticut Nursing homes. Nursing home residents now account for about 43 percent of the COVID-19-related deaths in Connecticut, Josh Geballe, the state’s chief operating officer, said late Friday afternoon. Of the 215 nursing homesRead More

So What Do You Think, is Connecticut Ready to Reopen?

There has been an ongoing argument over who can reopen the economy and about whether public officials should reopen the economy. Governors can permit the economy to reopen, but only the people can reopen the economy. Commerce will only happen if people agree to engage in it, and they will continue to engage in muchRead More

Letter: Don’t Make People with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Go To The Hospital Alone

Please join us in asking Governor Lamont to issue uniform guidance that will permit the loved ones or caregivers of adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), including autism and behavioral disorders, to accompany that person in the event of hospitalization during the current COVID-19 crisis.  The hospitalization of a person with I/DD-Read More

Latest List of Connecticut Jobs During The Coronavirus Outbreak

With the recent outbreak of coronavirus, many individuals in Connecticut have been forced into unemployment as some businesses have been deemed non-essential by Gov. Ned Lamont. However, numerous stores throughout the state such as Walmart and Dollar General, are facing an unprecedented demand in terms of supplies and workers, which have caused many to lookRead More

Bristol Based ESPN Builds Temporary Home Studio for Governor Lamont

ESPN’s rapidly expanding array of home studios has been invaluable during the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis and even caught the eye of Governor, Ned Lamont. His staff asked ESPN to lend its expertise and create a temporary studio for Connecticut’s governor to fulfill the need to be visible to residents and deliver key messages. In addition, LamontRead More

New Chain to Fill Former Staples Building in Bristol

Harbor Freight Tools is coming to Bristol this summer.  The new store is slated for the former Staples building, located at 871 Farmington Avenue and will be the tenth Harbor Freight Tools store in Connecticut. The 24,000-square-foot store will stock a full selection of tools and accessories in categories including automotive, air and power tools,Read More

ESPN and NFL to Combine For NFL Draft Telecast in Bristol

ESPN and NFL Network will join forces for this year’s NFL draft. They will produce a broadcast that will air on both networks over all three days. The April 23-25 draft was originally scheduled to be in Las Vegas, but has been moved due to the coronavirus pandemic. It will now originate from ESPN’s headquartersRead More

Connecticut Towns Begin Closing Parks, Bristol and Greenwich Among Others

The latest confirmed numbers of the coronavirus in Connecticut are 34 deaths, 1,993 positive cases and 404 hospitalizations. The state saw its largest increase Sunday, when 469 new cases were reported. The figures may be shocking but state health officials have cautioned that cases will continue to rise until at least mid-April and part ofRead More

Bristol Fire Department Promotes Firefighter

 Firefighter Alan Rudolewicz received an official commendation for actions he took on December 2, 2019 when the Bristol Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at 55 Gaylord St. According to the incident report filed by Deputy Chief Mark McCarthy, crews arrived at the 9 story apartment building and made their way to the topRead More

Bristol Created A Safe Online Purchase Exchange Zone!

If you want to safely sell your online items… head to downtown Bristol. In response to statewide concerns about personal safety while making a sale or purchase utilizing social media or even person to person exchanges, the Bristol Police Department has created an Internet Purchase Exchange Zone. The zone is located in the parking lotRead More

Sharing is Caring: Friends of Bristol Library to Host Book Bargains and Beyond

The Friends of the Bristol Public Library will hold its annual Winter Used Book Sale from Wednesday, February 26 to Sunday, March 1 in the meeting rooms in the lower level of the Bristol Library, 5 High Street, Bristol. The sale includes more than ten thousand gently used hardcover and softcover books, along with DVDs,Read More

Bristol Mayor Wants to Hear From Local Youth

The 2020 Bristol Mayor’s Youth Cabinet kicks off on Wednesday, February 19 with the participants joining the Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services Department for their monthly meeting at 5:30pm.   “The Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services Department affects Bristol young people the most,” said Mayor Ellen Zoppo–Sassu. “From the Page Park Pool renovationRead More

Bristol Has an A+ in Math

The City of Bristol has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GOFA) for its Fiscal Year 2019-2020 budget document. “This award represents a significant achievement for the City and reflects the commitment of the Board of Finance, City Council and staff to meetingRead More

Bristol Resident Hired as CT Make-A-Wish Program Director

Lisa Brown is excited to grant wishes to every eligible child in the state and ensure that all children receive their one true wish. She works closely with the wish managers and coordinators to update, maintain and increase the quality and integrity of each wish. Prior to joining Make-A-Wish, Brown served as a Vice PresidentRead More

Celebrate National Engineers Day at Bristol Museum

Join Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center for their annual museum-wide celebration of all things engineering! From the Egg Drop Challenge and small appliance take apart station to 3D Pens, a Pancake Bot, Gooey Gravity, and more, ABB engineers will work with children as they explore the world of science and engineering. Engineers DayRead More

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