Bristol Receives a Grant to Purchase Life-Saving Devices

The Bristol Public Library and the Bristol Senior Center were the recent recipients of Automatic External Defibrillators (AED) funded by a grant awarded to the City of Bristol from the Main Street Community Foundation. The grant helped to fund the purchase of three AEDs to help protect the welfare of the libraries’ patrons and theRead More

For Kids: Discover Connecticut – Virtually

Exploring Connecticut’s attractions is always a fantastic way to spend a day with the family, and while we may not be able to visit them all in person, there’s still much to discover –  virtually. Here is list of family-friendly virtual experiences. Ballard Institute & Museum of Puppetry, Storrs Offering virtual puppet-making workshops and puppetRead More

Father’s Day in Connecticut: More Important Than Ever

As we prepare to celebrate Dad, we recognize that Father’s Day festivities may be different this year– but that doesn’t mean we can’t make the day special. Here are some great ideas for 2020. Gifts Made in Connecticut When shopping for a thoughtful gift for Dad, why not look right in your own state? PlentyRead More

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

Connecticut Grocery Store Employee Dies of COVID-19

An employee at a Whole Foods grocery store in Greenwich has died due to complications related to the new coronavirus, according to a spokesperson. “We have lost a member of the Whole Foods Market community who passed away on May 10 from complications related to COVID-19.” “This is a tragic loss for his loved onesRead More

Connecticut to Receive $111 Million in Coronavirus Relief Aid for Schools

Governor Ned Lamont announced that the State of Connecticut is receiving $111 million in federal coronavirus relief aid for the state’s school districts that will be used to support continued learning and address educational disruptions due to the global pandemic. The funding was awarded by the U.S. Department of Education under the Elementary and SecondaryRead 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

Fishing in Connecticut During COVID-19

Whether you’re fly fishing the Housatonic or Farmington Rivers, catching monster Northern Pike in Bantam Lake, or even cruising Long Island Sound for favorites like fluke, porgy, sea bass, and bluefish, fishing in Connecticut has never been more popular. And thanks to our friends at the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), nowRead More

What to Expect on May 20 When Connecticut Starts Phase 1 Reopening

The four sectors of business that will be allowed to open on May 20 are restaurants, personal services, retail, and offices. During his daily news briefing this afternoon, Governor Lamont announced that his administration is utilizing seven criteria in its consideration for Phase 1 of Connecticut’s reopening efforts: 50-percent capacity Outdoor dining only Tables 6 feetRead More

Updated list of nursing homes and assisted living facilities with residents who have tested positive for COVID-19

The following documents are updated lists of every nursing home and assisted living facility in Connecticut with residents who have tested positive for COVID-19, along with corresponding data regarding the number of related fatalities among residents in each facility. There have been 1,228 confirmed deaths among nursing home residents attributed to the new coronavirus inRead More

Glitches Fixed For Self-Employed Residents to File For Unemployment

Self-employed residents in Connecticut who are out of work due to the coronavirus pandemic can now apply for unemployment and could receive payments in about a week if their applications were approved. The link to the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program went live on the state Department of Labor website on Thursday. Click here to useRead More

Connecticut Man Tells Police He Has Coronavirus — Then Spits at Them

A Milford man, Stephen McCarthy, 27, of Meadowside Road is accused of spitting on police officers and telling them he had the coronavirus, police said. On April 30, police responded to a local home on a breach of peace incident involving roommates, police said. “Investigation led to the arrest of McCarthy who is accused ofRead 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

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