Opinion: Take A Stroll Down Main Street in Bristol

During one of the Farms to Families Food Distribution events I attended a few weeks ago for a client in need, I found myself at the end of a very long line of cars wrapping around Main Street, Riverside extension, North Main then finally to Hope Street. The line lasted over a hour. During thatRead 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

‘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

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

Connecticut Rally Planned to Protest Coronavirus Shutdown

A group is planning on holding a rally on Monday afternoon to protest the governor’s executive orders ordering non-essential businesses to close during the coronavirus pandemic. The Libertarian Party of Connecticut has been promoting the rally on social media. In a video posted on its Facebook page, a spokesperson said the event will be aRead More

Neighbors Helping Neighbors in Burlington and Harwinton

I am proud and inspired to be part of the caring community that is the CT-76th House District. In this time of Covid-19 crisis, the members of our district have stepped up to support each other in creative ways, big and small. On our local social media pages, I have seen calls to action byRead More

Burlington Public Library January Programs

The Burlington Public Library is looking forward to a wonderful 2020. Although snow falls and the trees are bare, they have summer on their minds and have already turned the calendars to June in anticipation of planning for the annual Summer Reading Program.Until that time, though, they are looking forward to offering you all aRead More

This Connecticut Marketplace Looks Absolutely Gorgeous

Small business has always had a place in America. This holds true for Tonn’s Marketplace. When Jordan Tonn took over his grandfather’s business five years ago, he envisioned a future that involved a small store on the property. He wanted a place to sell his farms fruits and vegetables to keep the farm going. AndRead More

Burlington Seeks Input from the Public: What Should be Preserved or Protected? What Services and Facilities are Needed? Should There be a Guide for Growth or Change?

The Town of Burlington has scheduled a public information meeting to get comments and feedback from Burlington residents on the draft 2020-2030 Plan of Conservation and Development for the community. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday December 12, 2019 at 7:00 PM in the Auditorium. Following the public meeting, the Planning and Zoning Commission will review community inputRead More

Burlington Holiday Sing

Residents of all ages are invited to Burlington’s 34th Annual Holiday Sing Along on the Burlington Town Green, Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 7pm. The HIstorical Elton Brown Tavern will open at 6:30pm for cookies and other treats at 6:30pm.  The Chamber of Commerce, Torrington Savings Bank & The United Way are sponsoring a Coat Drive inside theRead More

Burlington Hit by Rash of Car Break-Ins

State Police Troop L say several cars were rummaged through last night in Burlington. The Stagecoach Road area was hit hard Police say. In some cases registration and insurance cards were taken. In Wolcott more than a dozen people found that out the hard way this weekend. Police said 13 people reported that someone hadRead More

Hogans Cider Mill in Burlington Adds New Tasting Room

Join Hogans Cider Mill at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 11 as they celebrate the opening of their new tasting room. Sample their delicious Hard Ciders while touring the beautifully renovated space that’s Burlington’s newest family hang-out. Channel 3 News will also be there. The Hogan family started the Cider Mill in 1912 when busyRead More

Burlington Public Library October Programs and Events

Greetings Readers and Happy October! Did you know that the Burlington Public Library is the perfect cozy fall reading spot? Enjoy the beautiful fall foliage views from one of our many sunny reading spots – or wait until the temperature gets a bit cooler and read a book by the fireplace!  They have a busyRead More

Bristol/Burlington Health District Warn of Eastern Equine Encephalitis

The Mayor’s office in conjunction with The Burlington First Selectman’s office, The Bristol/Burlington Health District, Bristol Parks Department and the Board of Education would like to advise citizens on the risks of Eastern Equine encephalitis (EEE), a mosquito-borne virus that has been found in CT mosquitoes. Though there are currently no cases in Bristol, orRead More

Burlington’s Historic Whigville Section to Host 4th Annual Harvest Fest & 5K Run/Walk

The Whigville Preservation Group announced the 4th Annual Whigville Harvest Fest will be held on Sunday October 27th in conjunction with the 10th Annual Burlington 5K Run/Walk presented by the Burlington Land Trust. Taking place during the height of the fall foliage season, there will be fun for the entire family after the 5K race,Read More

Chamber Seeks Donations For Burlington Center Holiday Trees

The Burlington Chamber of Commerce is lighting up the town center again with 72 holiday trees this year. The Chamber is offering three trees per business location for $100.00. This fee covers the cost of the trees with lights and includes a couple of dollars for replacing burnt out lights. “Burlington is more than justRead More

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