15-Year-Old Teen Goes Missing at Lake Compounce

Bristol Police is reporting that Kathryn Rosati, age 15, went missing on 07-29-17. Rosati was last seen at 1:50 P.M. on Saturday at Lake Compounce. Rosati is a white female described as being approximately 4’11”, 100 pounds, with brown hair styled in a ponytail. She was last seen wearing lacey leggings, a green shirt and gray flip-flops. A Silver Alert has been issued for Rosati and anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call the Bristol Police at 860-584-3011. Filed under: Bristol Roundup Tagged: Bristol Roundup

Gigs in Bristol: 7/30/17

Welcome back to Gigs in Bristol — your source for finding current job openings in Bristol. Whether you are searching for a part-time position or full-time, let the Bristol Roundup connect you with your dream position. Check out this week’s gigs. Great job hunting folks! Automotive Detailer / Helper Touch Ups Unlimited LLC. – Bristol, CT 06010 Required license or certification:. Must have valid driver’s license. Touch Ups Unlimited LLC is a detail shop specializing in bumper scuffs and key scratch… Easily apply 4 days ago – save job – more… Dishwasher – new Bright Horizons Family Solutions –  1,167 reviews – Bristol, CT Read More …

Silver Alert issued for Bristol teen

Police say Jose Figueroa, JR., age 16, has been reported as missing as of 11:00 p.m. on 07-28-17. Figueroa, JR. is described as a white male, approximately 5’10”, 130 pounds, black hair and brown eyes. He is said to have a scar on his abdomen. Figueroa, JR. was last seen wearing black shorts, a white tee-shirt, high socks and carrying a backpack. He was last seen at his residence on Jerome Ave. in Bristol. A Silver Alert has been issued for Figueroa, JR. Anyone with information on Figueroa JR.’s whereabouts is Read More …

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner: Best Fried Chicken in Bristol

There’s no shortage of fabulous fried chicken in Bristol. Most of us have fried chicken for take out with restaurants we know about. We’re taking a stand, though: With so many tempting options to choose from, we thought it would be fun to launch a Best Fried Chicken in Bristol feature. So here we go. What is the best fried chicken in Bristol? Don’t see your favorite fried chicken in Bristol? Email me at mike.uchalid@gmail.com and we might share your recommendation with readers later on. We’re always up for more fried chicken.Filed under: Read More …

So is Boulder Dash really the best wooden coaster in the world?

The Times-Tribune reported “Ride enthusiasts beat a path each summer to ride the world’s best wooden coaster in one of the most unlikely of places: a small amusement park located halfway between New York City and Boston that bills itself as the oldest continuously operating amusement park in the United States. I made my pilgrimage this summer to Lake Compounce in Bristol, Connecticut, to ride Boulder Dash, ranked the top wooden coaster by an industry trade publication for the last four years in a row.” Read the full article from Read More …

Property Hit List: Bristol Tackles Blight

Every Month the Bristol Code Enforcement Committee meets to discuss what properties need help or demolition if needed. Chairman Guy Morin not only tackles blighted properties but also brings the committee up to-date on efforts to combat blight in the City. According to the June 5, 2017 Code Enforcement Committee meeting, it was recommended 6 properties receive a tax assessment freeze. The properties include 1047 Burlington Avenue, 254 Divinity Street, 14 Henry Street, 54 Locust Street, 3 Talmadge Street (a.k.a. 133 Divinity Street); and 573 Wolcott Road. The Committee also discussed 200 Greene Street. The property is Read More …

Bristol Student Honored by Funeral Association

Alyssa Daly of Bristol has been selected by the Connecticut Funeral Directors Association (CFDA) to receive 2017 college scholarship funds. Daly, a new graduate of St. Paul Catholic High School in Bristol, will pursue a career in Prosthetics & Orthotics at the University of Hartford in the Fall. CFDA presented $500 to each of eight Connecticut student honorees at a ceremony near its offices in Wethersfield, Conn. This is the seventeenth consecutive year that the Connecticut Funeral Directors Association has awarded college scholarship funds to help young people pursue careers Read More …

Man accused of burning 5-year-old girl with hot iron

Read more of  Man accused of burning 5-year-old girl with hot iron BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man has been arrested on charges that he intentionally burned his girlfriend’s 5-year-old daughter with an iron because she may have wrinkled his clothes. The Bristol Press reports that 33-year-old Victor Diaz, of Bristol, was arraigned Thursday on charges including assault and reckless endangerment. Investigators say he burned the girl through her jeans after she rolled onto his clothes while he was ironing. The girl’s father saw the injury shortly after it happened in Read More …

Busted: Bristol Arrests For 7/27/17

The Roundup offers current arrests made by the Bristol Police Department. Bristol Police blotter for 7/27/2017. Useful Resources  You can compliment an officer or department employee or file a citizen complaint about a police officer online. You can also visit the Police Headquarters at 131 N. Main St. Bristol or by calling (860) 584-3000 Day care emergency notification and registration: On-Line Registration Form Traffic sign damage or missing: On-Line Sign Report Alarm registration: On-Line Registration Form Traffic division: Motorcycle Unit Child seat installation: Request for a child seat install  CT Guidelines for child passenger seats Recruitment: Police Recruitment Process  2015 Recruitment Summary Crime Watch: Crime Watch E-mail Printable Forms Alarm Read More …

Bristol Residents Get New Way To Report Malfunctioning Street Lights

BRISTOL – The city is inviting residents to try a new way of reporting malfunctioning street lights. When a light is flickering or out altogether, residents can notify the public works department online at www.bristolct.gov/streetlight. The city asks that residents make a note of the utility pole… <hr /> Read more of  <strong><span style=”color: #ff0000;”><a style=”color: #ff0000;” href=”http://www.courant.com/community/bristol/hc-bristol-residents-get-new-way-to-report-malfunctioning-street-lights-20170720-story.html” target=”_new”>Bristol Residents Get New Way To Report Malfunctioning Street Lights</a></span></strong>

19 New Police Officers Join Ranks Across The State

After six months of relentless classwork and rigorous physical training, 19 police recruits earned their badges Thursday and prepared to begin their careers. When they start patrolling the streets, it’s essential that they maintain integrity, New Britain police Chief James Wardwell said at the… <hr /> Read more of  <strong><span style=”color: #ff0000;”><a style=”color: #ff0000;” href=”http://www.courant.com/community/bristol/hc-new-britain-police-graduation-0728-20170727-story.html” target=”_new”>19 New Police Officers Join Ranks Across The State</a></span></strong>

‘Jet-lagged’ Storm suffer first loss

Larry Zapata of Wolcott Storm throws over the umpire for an out in the 3rd inning against the Colton, CA. Nighthawks during the Mickey Mantle World Series in Torrington Thursday.Steven Valenti Republican-American BY MARK JAFFEE REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN TORRINGTON — At least it wasn’t an elimination game. A 9 a.m. game Thursday on the heels of a late-night victory over the Midland Tomahawks on Wednesday at Municipal Stadium left the Wolcott Storm baseball team “a little jet-lagged,” according to coach Bob Warren. Wolcott, already assured of advancing to the double-elimination championship bracket Read More …

Thomaston Rotary Club to hold annual golf tournament

THOMASTON >> The Thomaston Rotary Club will hold its 18th Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Chippanee Golf Club in Bristol on Monday, Aug. 21. The entry fee for the tournament is $150, which includes lunch, golf, and dinner. Tee sponsors are $100. Proceeds from the tournament support local charities and service organizations. Read More of  Thomaston Rotary Club to hold annual golf tournament

Visions For Vacancies: 81 North Main Street

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, what would you like to see there? What would be the best use for the community? This edition of Visions For Vacancies is 81 North Main Street. Listing Tom Bergeron says “81 North Main Street is an attractive retail/office Read More …

Bristol Resident Participates in Adirondack Ironman Competition

Adirondack Daily Enterprise reports that two minutes after midnight, as Sunday night became Monday morning, “The Voice of Ironman” Mike Reilly began his final thank yous. After a few final Ironman Lake Placid competitors finished their 140.6-mile triathlon journey in the moments before and after what’s regarded as Ironman’s “Midnight Hour,” the music was turned off. Those who were in the process of leaving ran back to the stands to catch a glimpse of the final competitor to cross the finish line was Michele Stryeski of Bristol. Adirondack Daily Enterprise says Stryeski made the final Read More …

Domestic Dispute in Bristol Lands Man 120 Days in Jail After Cutting Pet Fish in Half

The AP is reporting a New Britain man has been sentenced to 120 days in jail after police say he cut a pet fish in half during a domestic dispute. The Bristol Press reports 33-year-old Juan Vega pleaded guilty Tuesday to breach of peace. As part of the plea deal, a charge of cruelty to animals was dropped. Read more from the Associated Press.Filed under: Bristol Roundup Tagged: Bristol Roundup

Busted: Bristol Arrests For 7/26/17

The Roundup offers current arrests made by the Bristol Police Department. Bristol Police blotter for 7/26/2017. Useful Resources  You can compliment an officer or department employee or file a citizen complaint about a police officer online. You can also visit the Police Headquarters at 131 N. Main St. Bristol or by calling (860) 584-3000 Day care emergency notification and registration: On-Line Registration Form Traffic sign damage or missing: On-Line Sign Report Alarm registration: On-Line Registration Form Traffic division: Motorcycle Unit Child seat installation: Request for a child seat install  CT Guidelines for child passenger seats Recruitment: Police Recruitment Process  2015 Recruitment Summary Crime Watch: Crime Watch E-mail Printable Forms Alarm Read More …

Man Sentenced To 120 Days In Jail After Pet Fish Cut In Half

BRISTOL (AP) — A Connecticut man has been sentenced to 120 days in jail after police say he cut a pet fish in half during a domestic dispute. The Bristol Press reports (http://bit.ly/2uwo8kj ) 33-year-old Juan Vega pleaded guilty Tuesday to breach of peace. As part of the plea deal, a charge of… Read more of  Man Sentenced To 120 Days In Jail After Pet Fish Cut In Half

3rd Annual Tour of Bristol’s Historic Federal Hill

What was life like in Bristol during the First World War? As you travel on the 60-minute, fully narrated, driving tour of Federal Hill and its surrounding area, learn about the city and its activities in support of the Great War. Hear stories about our local soldiers, how women supported the war effort, wartime production in our local industries, and what life was like on the home front. Tours leave at 1:00, 2:15, and 3:30pm. After your tour, stay for a 5pm concert on the Federal Hill Green. Bring a Read More …

THIS FRIDAY: Pro Wrestling at Historic Muzzy Field for First Time in 30 Years

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s almost here. For the first time in 30 years, since the era of the Junk Yard Dog and Andre the Giant, pro wrestling is returning to famed Muzzy Field this Friday July 28th, and the community is buzzing. Northeast Wrestling, North America’s premier independent wrestling promotion, in partnership with the Bristol Blues, are bringing a family style wrestling show along with the superstars of wrestling to the hallowed bricks of Muzzy Field. Superstars such as international icon and former WWE Champion Rey Mysterio, “Big Sexy” Kevin Nash, Ryback, “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan, Read More …

Bristol Native Named 2017 Mum Festival Grand Marshall

The Mum Festival Committee, in keeping with this years’ theme of “Home is Where the Heart Is,” is so very proud and excited to be welcoming home Bristol’s own Brittany Decker.  Brittany will cut the ribbon to open the Mum Festivities on Thursday, September 21, at the historic Memorial Boulevard Field with special appearances throughout the weekend. Brittany will then lead the 56th Annual Mum Festival Parade on Sunday, September 24.  The marquee parade is a highlight of the jam-packed, activity filled, family friendly and epic fall Mum Festival weekend. The parade will begin Read More …

Bristol Legions Announce Elected Officers for 2017-2018

The American Legion Seicheprey Post 2 in Bristol, CT has recently held its elections for officers for the 2017-2018 year. Elections commenced in June for the American Legion and Sons of the American Legion. The installment ceremony will take place on September 22, 2017.  These are the official results of the elections: American Legion Officers: Richard Schreiner – Commander Darren Pearson – Senior Vice Commander Chris Couture – Junior Vice Commander Bob Carbanell – Adjutant James Pelletier – Finance Officer Steve Fahy – Sergeant at Arms Leonard Webster – Chaplain Read More …

Connecticut man sentenced to 120 days in prison after fish cut in half

BRISTOL — A Connecticut man has been sentenced to 120 days in prison after police say he cut a pet fish in half during a domestic dispute. The Bristol Press reports 33-year-old Juan Vega pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of breach of peace. As part of his plea deal with the state prosecutor, one count of cruelty to animals was dropped.Police responded to a domestic disturbance at a Bristol home April 27. Police say Vega damaged property at the unnamed […] Read more of  Connecticut man sentenced to 120 days in prison after Read More …

Man sentenced to 120 days in jail after pet fish cut in half

BRISTOL >> A Connecticut man has been sentenced to 120 days in jail after police say he cut a pet fish in half during a domestic dispute. The Bristol Press reports 33-year-old Juan Vega pleaded guilty Tuesday to breach of peace. As part of the plea deal, a charge of cruelty to animals was dropped. Read More of  Man sentenced to 120 days in jail after pet fish cut in half

Connecticut man gets 120 days in jail after pet fish cut in half

BRISTOL >> A Connecticut man has been sentenced to 120 days in jail after police say he cut a pet fish in half during a domestic dispute. The Bristol Press reports 33-year-old Juan Vega pleaded guilty Tuesday to breach of peace. As part of the plea deal, a charge of cruelty to animals was dropped. Read More of  Connecticut man gets 120 days in jail after pet fish cut in half

Man sentenced to 120 days in prison after fish cut in half

Read more of  Man sentenced to 120 days in prison after fish cut in half BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man has been sentenced to 120 days in prison after police say he cut a pet fish in half during a domestic dispute. The Bristol Press reports 33-year-old Juan Vega pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of breach of peace. As part of his plea deal with the state prosecutor, one count of cruelty to animals was dropped. Police responded to a domestic disturbance at a Bristol home April 27. Police Read More …

6th Annual Summer Festival at Rockwell Park Fast Approaching

The free festival – which attracted close to 10,000 visitors last year – showcases and celebrates Bristol’s West End community, its merchants, and residents. It offers a wide variety of music and dance performances, crafts, food, skateboard and basketball tournaments, car show and a pie-eating contest. Additionally, there will be a multitude of kids’ activities, including an expanded “Kid’s Zone” presented by Imagine Nation Early Learning Center, The Bridge Community Church and the local NAACP chapter. Admission and parking are free, and shuttle buses running from the Dollar General front Read More …

Busted: Bristol Police Arrests For 7/24/17

The Roundup offers current arrests made by the Bristol Police Department. Bristol Police blotter for 7/24/2017. Useful Resources  You can compliment an officer or department employee or file a citizen complaint about a police officer online. You can also visit the Police Headquarters at 131 N. Main St. Bristol or by calling (860) 584-3000 Day care emergency notification and registration: On-Line Registration Form Traffic sign damage or missing: On-Line Sign Report Alarm registration: On-Line Registration Form Traffic division: Motorcycle Unit Child seat installation: Request for a child seat install  CT Guidelines for child passenger seats Recruitment: Police Recruitment Process  2015 Recruitment Summary Crime Watch: Crime Watch E-mail Printable Forms Alarm Read More …