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 Company Named One of the Best Places to Work

Bristol-based The Arthur G. Russell Company announced that it has been awarded a 2018 Top Workplaces honor by the Hartford Courant. The Russell Company designs and develops innovative automatic assembly equipment for the medical device, consumer, and electronics industries. The Award is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey. The anonymous surveyRead More

Downtown Bristol Farmers Market Yields Success

There are only five more Saturdays for residents to enjoy plants, coffee, fresh produce, eggs, cheeses, meats, baked goods, jerky, oat bars, and organic soap products from the downtown Bristol Farmers Market. “Attendance has been great throughout the summer,” said Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu. Vendors including Better Baking by Beth, Gresczyk Farms, KAL Company Handcrafted OatRead More

Mayor’s Youth Cabinet Returns October 9

The Mayor’s Youth Cabinet resumes in October and the members will take a field trip to the Bristol Police Department to see some of the inner workings of the Police Department’s various divisions on Tuesday, October 9, 2018. Youth Members and parents should meet in the police Department lobby no later than 5:30pm. Parking is available on the streetRead More

Armed Bristol man robs pharmacy for oxycodone, gets arrested: Lawyer says to be lenient because he choose a female pharmacist

According to Mass Live: A defense lawyer said a Bristol man took care during his armed robbery of a Springfield pharmacy to put as few people in fear as he could. “He told the pharmacist to get him oxycodone, which the pharmacist did. By choosing a man to rob instead of a female pharmacist, by keepingRead More

Connecticut BBB: Tips for Charitable Giving After a Natural Disaster

When a natural disaster strikes many people look to help in any way they can–most of the time that is financial. With the recent aftermath of Hurricane Florence, Better Business Bureau wants to remind consumers to research charities before they donate. BBB not only reviews businesses but also charities. is a website devoted to BBB’s Wise Giving Alliance whichRead More

Ned Lamont & JFK Nephew Host Roundtable on Opioid Epidemic

Ned Lamont, Democratic nominee for governor, and mental health advocate and former U.S. Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy hosted a roundtable and discussed solutions to the opioid epidemic and toured the state’s largest detox facility, InterCommunity in Hartford. A member of the Kennedy family, Patrick is the youngest son of the long-time Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy and is a nephew of formerRead More

The Haunted Graveyard Returns

Lake Compounce will once again transform itself into a Halloween experience for adults and children. The midways are decorated, and many of the park’s rides run in the dark starting September 28th. Rides open at 5pm, and The Haunted Graveyard gates open at dusk to take you on a terrifying 1-mile journey through darkly glittering catacombsRead More

Mum Festival Volunteers Working Hard Behind The Scenes — Tons of New Vendors Lined Up

The Mum Festival is quintessentially Bristol’s Town Fair.  In recent years, the Mum Festival Committee has adopted a new way of thinking about what the Festival is, and what it should be.  The bigger, the better approach appears to be the right formula for the Festival now. The last few years produced record turnouts and participatingRead More

Never Before Seen Pictures of Lake Compounce Released

It is not Hersey Lake Compounce or The Lake. There are no concerts with residents holding decibel meters ready to complain about the loud music to officials. It is Lake Compounce. Opened in 1846, it is the oldest, continuously operating amusement park in the United States. The park’s history goes back to 1846 when Gad Norton hiredRead More

BARC to Host Job Fair

The Bristol Adult Resource Center (BARC) will host a Job Fair on Thursday, October 4 from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM at 621 Jerome Ave. Bristol. There will be onsite interviews for all shifts and departments. Full time, part time and per diem direct support opportunities are available. Bristol Adult Resource Center (BARC) is a private, non-profit, 501(c)3,Read More

Connecticut Fall Foliage Report — Interactive Map

Connecticut’s brilliant fall foliage season is right around the corner! The State of Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) interactive fall foliage report map is now available. It forecasts the progression of color across our corner of New England. According to current estimates, peak foliage will arrive in the northeast and northwest corners of theRead More

Your Ultimate Weekend Guide to All Things Mum 2018

The Mum Festival has been an epic fall festival in Bristol’s history. Over the course of the weekend the 2018 Mum Fest will feature a carnival, dozens of vendors from area businesses, crafters, local producers, restaurants, food trucks, community organizations, non profits, and museums, in addition to games, children’s programming, adult beverages, all-day live musicRead More

What is the Police Lip Sync Challenge? — Bristol Police Nails it!

What’s the lip sync challenge? According to CBS News, it all started in Texas. CBS News said Bexar County Sheriff’s Deputy Alexander Mena “kicked off the challenge last month with a simple video, never expecting it would lead to full-scale productions.” From California to Connecticut, law officers and firefighters with astounding performance capabilities (or not) haveRead More

PHOTOS: Burlington Tavern Day 2018

Tavern Day is Burlington’s annual community celebration that brings the sprawling geographic community together each September at the Town Green. 2018 proved to be another success. This year’s event offered beer & wine at the tavern, a food court, food trucks, farmers market, ice cream & cake, kids fun zone, historical reenactors, a town crier,Read More

Target Plans To Hire 120,000 Workers Immediately

Target is planning to hire 120,000 workers across the country ahead of the holiday season. The Minneapolis-based retailer made the announcement Thursday, adding that this year’s hiring commitment is 20 percent greater than that of the 2017 holiday season. “Coming off a strong second quarter, we’re anticipating a busy holiday season and want to make sure weRead More

Mayor’s Task Force to Hold Annual Candlelight AIDS Vigil

The Bristol Mayor’s Task Force on HIV/AIDS will hold its annual Candlelight Vigil on Federal Hill Green on Wednesday, October 3 at 5:30 p.m. The keynote speaker will be Alice Ferguson, the Task Force’s newest member. Ms. Ferguson, a peer navigator with Human Resources Agency, has lived with HIV for over 35 years. She isRead More

Bristol Man Kills Roommates Cat — Why?

A Connecticut man has been charged with killing his roommate’s cat. Bristol police say 27-year-old Jonathan Ely is being held on $15,000 bail on a charge of first-degree maliciously wounding or killing an animal pending an Oct. 4 court date. The Bristol Press reported Monday the roommate found his cat dead on his bedroom floor whenRead More

Wheeler Continues to Help Kids With No Parents — Open House Sessions Announced

Wheeler will host upcoming Open House sessions for prospective foster parents. September 25, 2018, CoWorker Hub, 900 Straits Turnpike, Middlebury, 6:30-7:30 pm October 9, 2018, 88 East Street, Plainville, 6:30-7:30 pm October 23, 2018, CoWorker Hub, 900 Straits Turnpike, Middlebury, 6:30-7:30 pm November 13, 2018, 88 East Street, Plainville, 6:30-7:30 pm November 27, 2018, CoWorkerRead More

Burlington to Host Veterans Benefits Outreach Event

The Town of Burlington will host a Veterans Benefits Outreach event on Monday, September 24, 2018 at the Burlington Town Hall (Senior Center) from 9:00am – 12:30pm. A Veterans’ advocate will be available to answer general questions regarding various programs and services for Veterans; referrals to specific agencies provided as needed. All Veterans are welcomeRead More

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