- With the only Democratic member of Bristol’s state legislative delegation retiring, Republicans and Democrats are expecting a heated race for the 79th House District this fall.
- The short locally made film "Butterfield" will screen Aug. 4 at Bristol Public Library. The film, about a teenager finding ways to cope with his problems, was made to test the possibility of starting an after-school filmmaking program at Henry James Memorial School in Simsbury.
- Claiming that Farmington wetlands officials were biased in favor of the developer, a homeowner filed suit Friday to block Carrier Group LLC's plans to build houses on land near the Bristol line.
- Farmington homeowners near the Bristol border are organizing to block a 25-home subdivision planned along Morea Road, and have begun a GoFundMe campaign to raise money. The tract is along Swamp Scott Brook and contains extensive wetlands.
- In America, white is the default — from actors to ads to the pages of children’s books — but a series of murals across Connecticut are designed to both showcase Black excellence and beautify the area. The newest of the murals, painted by Micaela Levesque for Rise Up for Arts, is in Bristol.
- DK Movement, a luxury streetwear brand made from sustainable and recycled materials, came into fruition after highlighting two important things to Derek Jones and Kelly Houston: Fashion and fitness. It is also a way for the Bristol couple to create change within their community.
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- More than 250 mourners - including six former Bristol mayors - turned out Wednesday for the funeral of Art Ward, who served three terms in the city's top office.
- Buffeted by the pandemic as well as spiking labor costs, Bristol Hospital on Thursday laid off 10 managers cut 21 vacant jobs to help save $3.9 million this year.
- After decades of worsening stagnancy, Bristol’s downtown is in the midst of a large-scale makeover with at several major construction projects either under way or imminent.
- Another round of racist fliers has been dumped in a central Connecticut community: Homeowners in several sections of Bristol say they found fliers Monday morning purporting to be from the New England National Socialist Club scattered on local streets.
- Many aren’t quite sure what the exact assignment was that the popular Teevan gave all her classes, but former student Marcia Chapman Eveland remembers it amounting to, “Tell me what you want to be when you grow up.”
- Just before a massive funeral procession of tow truck drivers Wednesday, veteran driver Joe Weeks of Bristol made a plea to the public: “When you see yellow lights, slow down and move over. We have families too.”
- For the first time since the pandemic began, every community in central Connecticut appears to be on track for their traditional Memorial Day parades.
- Contractors and developers across Connecticut agree their industry is going through a time like none other in memory: Demand for new housing is intense at all ends of the market, while labor costs are soaring and construction materials are often scarce and sometimes staggeringly expensive.