This Connecticut Trooper Went Nuts! Take a Few Minutes and Watch This Jaw Dropping Video

A video posted to social media shows an enraged Connecticut state trooper screaming profanity at a driver during a traffic stop. An internal investigation is underway. The driver said he was pulled over because he made an obscene gesture without realizing the other driver was a state trooper. The video shows State Trooper Matthew Spina handcuffRead More

Pier 1 to go out of Business and Close All 540 stores — 8 in CT

Pier 1, the seller of wicker chairs and scented candles, said it will go out of business and permanently close all 540 of its stores. The Fort Worth, Texas- based company said Tuesday that it was unable to find a buyer for its business after filing for bankruptcy protection earlier this year. It will startRead More

Another Extension: Connecticut Now Targets June 20 to Reopen Bars & Gyms

Here is the latest guidance from the state: Gatherings: All social and recreational gatherings of more than 5 people are prohibited. Religious, spiritual, and worship gatherings of more than 50 are prohibited. This remains in effect until June 20, unless earlier modified. Face Coverings: When in public and six-foot distance is unavoidable, face coverings areRead More

Bristol to Partner with Local Restaurants on Outdoor Dining

Restaurants in Connecticut will be able to offer outdoor dining with significant capacity restrictions as well as stringent public health regulations for cleaning, sanitizing and food handling beginning May 20th, according to the Governor’s latest Executive Order. To prepare, the City of Bristol started Monday to partner with local restaurants by offering on-site consultations andRead More

It Could Be Weeks Before You Can Get A Haircut Again in Connecticut — 5/20 Reopen Date Clipped

It could be a month before people can get their haircut again in Connecticut. Governor Ned Lamont and Governor Gina Raimondo of Rhode Island announced their intention to align the reopening of hair salons and barbershops in their respective states in early June. No specific date was announced. Hair salons and barbershops were initially includedRead More

New Retailer to Open in Bristol While Another Shuts Down

You can now add another tenant to Bristol’s oldest Plaza. The owners of Bristol Plaza, announced the addition of Five Below to Bristol Plaza – the affordable retailer will be located in the former Roz & Ali store next door to Stop & Shop. Renovations are currently underway and the new store is expected toRead More

Drive-in Movies are Back in Connecticut; Check Out These 6 Locations

How’s this for a comeback in the era of coronavirus? Drive-in theaters may be part of our new normal. Coronavirus social distancing restrictions make them a safe place to go to the movies. Drive-in theaters, which combined America’s passion for automobiles and movies, peaked in popularity during the 1950s and early 1960s. Many closed downRead More

Connecticut Shoreline State Park Beaches Will Be Open Memorial Day Weekend

Governor Ned Lamont announced that Connecticut state parks that feature beaches along the state’s shoreline will be open Friday, May 22, though with capacity limitations. Visitors are advised to follow social distancing guidelines. Lamont, along with the governors of New York, New Jersey, and Delaware, announced a multi-state agreement to open beaches in their respective states effectiveRead More

Big Changes Are Coming to This Downtown Bristol Intersection

The vacant lot at the corner of Route 6 and North Main Street is going to get a massive makeover. The city of Bristol’s zoning commission unanimously approved plans for a new assisted living project on the site. The property owner and former city hall administrations have been at odds for over a decade regardingRead 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

Litchfield Distillery Temporary Switches From Spirits to Disinfectant Alcohol Spray

Litchfield Distillery in Litchfield, Conn. has ceased normal production of its spirits to instead provide a public service: free disinfectant alcohol spray. When hand sanitizer started flying of the shelves due to coronavirus, Litchfield Distillery partner Jack Baker said it made sense for his company to take action. “Our industry makes high proof spirits and thereRead More

2020 Census: Hiring Event Offers $25 Per Hour Jobs in Terryville

Uncle Sam wants you to participate in the 2020 Census … and not just as a citizen who fills out the form. The Census Bureau is hiring up to 500,000 temporary, part-time census takers for the 2020 Census in communities across the country. A representative from Census 2020 will be at the Terryville Public LibraryRead More

Connecticut Dentist Recognized as Top Dentist for 12th Year in a Row

Dr. Ana Paula Gomes, owner of Elmwood Dental Group in West Hartford, has been named to the elite 2019 topDentists™ list for the twelfth year in a row. topDentists™ is a national database which includes listings for dentists and specialists in each state. The list of dental professionals selected in the Hartford Metro area is based on thousands ofRead More

Ray’s Auto Body in Bristol Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Ray’s CARSTAR Auto Body in Bristol is proud to celebrate their 30th year of business. Owner Steve Merchant has always enjoyed anything having to do with cars. With his dad owning the repair facility, Merchant was able to start his career in the industry at the age of 15 sweeping floors and cleaning cars. “IRead More

All Heart: Hundreds Gather at Bristol Thanksgiving Service

Two hundred people gathered at Saint Joseph Church on Wednesday, November 27th, giving thanks with neighbors of different faiths. This was the third time that members of the Bristol Area Association of Ministry partnered with the Interfaith Coalition in hosting the event.  Combined adult, children’s and handbell choirs performed and instrumental accompaniment was provided byRead More

Elderly Care Earns Employee $5k Award

After receiving rave reviews for her compassionate and competent elderly care, Mary Donkor of Brooklyn, N.Y. was presented with the Assisted Living Services, Inc. Platinum Caregiver Award for September. The homecare agency surprised the live-in caregiver with the prestigious honor at the home of client Matilda Ellwanger in Madison, CT on Oct. 31, 2019. In addition to a check forRead More

Nutmeg Financial Brings Affordable Car Program to City of Bridgeport

November 25, 2019 –The City of Bridgeport and the Small and Minority Business Enterprise is partnering with Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union to help low income families afford the cars they need to get back and forth to work. Mayor Joe Ganim made the announcement about the Working Wheels program at a press conference on November 19, 2019 at the MargaretRead More

Celebrate the Season in Connecticut with New Holiday and Winter Events, Family Friendly Activities and Charming Getaways

Cooler temperatures in New England bring a flurry of winter wonders to Connecticut, where visitors can enjoy twinkling holiday lights and Santa sightings, new indoor and outdoor activities for adventure and history lovers, fireside dining, and reduced rates at hotels, inns and B&Bs along the shoreline and countryside. It is easy to maximize every momentRead More

Take it from Larry of Bristol. Number 1-6-2-0 is a “very good number.”

Larry Webster of Bristol is especially fond of playing the Play4 numbers 1-6-2-0, taken directly from the last four digits of his phone number.  On the night of November 11, Larry’s numbers paid off in a super-big way.   He made a “Straight” wager on a $5 bet and purchased four Play4 Night tickets.  When Larry’s 4-digit numberRead More

Bristol Strives to End Homelessness

The City of Bristol will mark End Homelessness Week from November 24-30 to raise awareness of local needs. Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu stated that she and members of the City Council are working with the local social service agencies including United Way of West Central Connecticut, Brian’s Angels, The Agape House, Salvation Army, Bristol PD andRead More

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