Post Card Collectors Stage 32nd Annual Show In Bristol

BRISTOL – The 32nd annual Post Card Show will be held July 23 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Bristol Historical Society. The show was originally put on a the Terry Homestead, but is now at the museum at 98 Summer St. Tom Dickau, past president of the Bristol Historical Society, is the coordinator. Several… <hr /> Read more of  <strong><span style=”color: #ff0000;”><a style=”color: #ff0000;” href=”http://www.courant.com/community/bristol/hc-post-card-collectors-stage-32nd-annual-show-in-bristol-20170720-story.html” target=”_new”>Post Card Collectors Stage 32nd Annual Show In Bristol</a></span></strong>

Visions For Vacancies: Hurley Hill

Periodically, I’ll feature a commercial building or vacant lot that is for lease or sale and ask you to tell me, what do you think is the best fit for it. What would you like to see there? What would be the best use for the community? Today’s Visions For Vacancies is Hurley Hill. Hurley Hill is best seen at the intersection of Middle Street Rt. 229 and Riverside Ave. Rt. 72. The intersection houses a railroad trestle with advertisements. One side welcomes people to Bristol. The 74.8-acre site is now approved for 240 single-family Read More …

You can now drop off your unused, unwanted prescription drugs at the Bristol Police Department

The Bristol Police Department recently installed a Medical Collection Drop Box in the front lobby of the police department. The collection box is part of the Bristol Police Department’s ongoing effort to prevent drug abuse, overdoses and to promote the safe disposal of prescription drugs. The collection box was donated by Covanta, located in Bristol. Covanta has also donated their services to safely dispose of the collected drugs. Anyone wishing to rid their homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused, or unwanted prescription drugs may do so by bringing their drugs Read More …

11 hospitalized in Southington car crash

SOUTHINGTON — Police say 11 people were hospitalized with minor injuries following a car crash in Connecticut. Police responded to the crash around 2 p.m. Tuesday in Southington.Authorities tell the Bristol Press a passenger van struck a vehicle at an intersection, which then hit a third car. The people in the van were hospitalized.There were no reported injuries in the other two cars.Police say the van driver has been issued a ticket for failure […] Read more of  11 hospitalized in Southington car crash

11 hospitalized after car crash in Connecticut

SOUTHINGTON >> Police say 11 people were hospitalized with minor injuries following a car crash in Connecticut. Police responded to the crash around 2 p.m. Tuesday in Southington. Authorities tell the Bristol Press a passenger van struck a vehicle at an intersection, which then hit a third car. Read More of  11 hospitalized after car crash in Connecticut

Crosley Super Convertible: Half-Pint Roadster From An Age Of Giants

Michael Rock says he feels safer in his 1952 Crosley than he would in any modern mini-car. “I’ve got better protection in this,” Rock said. “It’s made of steel; it’s the real deal.” The Bristol man recently bought a Crosley Super Convertible for $1,800, bargained down from the $2,700 asking price…. Read more of  Crosley Super Convertible: Half-Pint Roadster From An Age Of Giants

American Legion: West Hartford eliminates defending champ RCP

CROMWELL >> Coaches like to talk about the importance of pitching and defense. No doubt they’re right. But the first thing on the scoreboard is runs. Score and you win, don’t score and you lose. The RCP American Legion team can’t score and as a result, the Zone 7 champions and defending state champions are done. West Hartford won the opening game of the best-of-three tournament series Tuesday 2-1. RCP came back to win the second game Wednesday 3-2 in eight innings to force a deciding third game. But in Read More …

Historical Society to Host 32th Annual Postcard Show

The Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer Street, is hosting the 32th Annual Postcard Show from 1 pm to 4 pm, on Sunday, July 23th. The postcard show was first presented at the Terry Homestead by the Bristol Historical Society members, Pete and Marion Maroon. It is now continued under the coordination of BHS Past -President Tom Dickau. Five or six local or regional postcard dealers/collectors will be present to sell, buy or trade postcards as well as other Bristol memorabilia. The Bristol Historical Society will have a table set up Read More …

Zoppo: Bristol ranked 4th with 35 fatal opioid overdoses

Ellen Zoppo-Sassu, Democratic candidate for Mayor, announced her second platform item – a community action plan to combat the opioid overdose epidemic numbers in Bristol. Zoppo issued a press release saying “With the opioid epidemic the subject of both state and federal budget discussions as well as 3 reported overdose deaths in Bristol this past week.  Opioid addiction in general, and heroin specifically, have affected hundreds of Bristol families from every socioeconomic background.  An article in The New York Times earlier this month reported that drug overdoses are now the leading Read More …

Busted: Bristol Police Arrests For 7/18/17

The Roundup offers current arrests made by the Bristol Police Department. Bristol Police blotter for 7/17/2017. 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 given 4 life sentences for botched Connecticut robbery

Read more of  Man given 4 life sentences for botched Connecticut robbery BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man has been given four life sentences and an additional 155 years in prison for his role in a botched robbery of a Connecticut credit union during which a bank executive was strapped with a fake bomb. Michael Benanti, of Lake Harmony, was sentenced in a Tennessee federal court Tuesday. The 45-year-old was previously found guilty of several counts including armed bank extortion, kidnapping and carjacking. Related: Man pleads guilty to botched robbery involving Read More …

Pennsylvania man given 4 life sentences for botched Bristol robbery

BRISTOL — A Pennsylvania man has been given four life sentences and an additional 155 years in prison for his role in a botched robbery of a Connecticut credit union during which a bank executive was strapped with a fake bomb.Michael Benanti, of Lake Harmony, was sentenced in a Tennessee federal court Tuesday. The 45-year-old was previously found guilty of several counts including armed bank extortion, kidnapping and carjacking.Law enforcement officials say Benanti and […] Read more of  Pennsylvania man given 4 life sentences for botched Bristol robbery

Man gets 4 life sentences for botched Connecticut robbery

BRISTOL >> A Pennsylvania man has been given four life sentences and an additional 155 years in prison for his role in a botched robbery of a Connecticut credit union during which a bank executive was strapped with a fake bomb. Michael Benanti, of Lake Harmony, was sentenced in a Tennessee federal court Tuesday. Read More of  Man gets 4 life sentences for botched Connecticut robbery

Know Your Neighborhood: Bristol’s Registered Sex Offenders

Pew Research, a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about issues, attitudes, and trends across the country says fewer than half of American adults know most or all of their neighbors. When survey respondents were asked if they knew the names of the neighbors who live close to them, 19% of adults said they knew all of their neighbors. Another 24% said they knew most of their neighbors. This left the majority of American adults knowing only some 29% or none of their neighbors by name. Homefacts, a free online Read More …

Ansonia baseball coach Vacca retires

Photo: Mark Conrad / For Hearst Connecticut Media Image 1of/3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 Ansonia High School head coach Mike Vacca prior to the start of a baseball game against Oxford High School played at Nolan Field, Ansonia, CT. Wednesday May 10, 2017. Ansonia High School head coach Mike Vacca prior to the start of a baseball game against Oxford High School played at Nolan Field, Ansonia, CT. Wednesday May 10, 2017. Photo: Mark Conrad / For Hearst Connecticut   Read more of  Ansonia baseball coach Vacca retires

Gallery auction benefits Prime Time House

LAKEVILLE >> The White Gallery in Lakeville will be host a silent auction of more than 30 pieces of art donated by local artists, Saturday, July 22, 5-7 p.m. Artists from Torrington, Goshen, Norfolk, New Hartford, Sharon, Falls Village, West Cornwall, and Bristol have donated works for display and purchase, including Jenifer Allain, Zelina Blagden, Janet Andre Block, Shayna Blumert, Madeline Falk, John Funt, Ben Gerardo, Joan Jardine, Mary Harvey, Sallie Ketcham, Mark Liebergall, Danielle Mailer, Alan McCord, Sam Messer, Joan Morosani, Patty Mullins, Geoffrey Parker, Robert Parker, Chris Pollack, Read More …

Foolish: Bristol seeks bids for a new City Hall

The City of Bristol is seeking proposals for a new City Hall. Really? This is the most ridiculous, pointless and a waste of time idea to bid out at the moment. “The City will consider proposals that are suitable for appropriate relocation of its municipal administrative space, including but not limited to purchase of an existing facility, operating or capital lease of an existing facility, or construction of a new facility, which may be leased or purchased.” Leased? Really? Once again, like clockwork, Bristol is displaying poor planning that comes Read More …

Celebrate National Merry-Go-Round Day in Bristol

The National Merry-Go-Round Day, which takes place on Tuesday, July 25th, coincides with the date the first carousel patent was issued in the US, back in 1871. In honor of this special day The New England Carousel Museum is offering free admission for children, free carousel rides, and a free craft activity all day long. Stop by anytime between the hours of 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM to join in the fun. The New England Carousel Museum is located at 95 Riverside Ave in Bristol. For more information visit http://www.thecarouselmuseum.orgFiled Read More …

Man breaks into Bristol home, attacked two people

Police say on Monday afternoon Ryan Nash forced his way into 482 Lake Ave. and assaulted a male and female inside. Nash was armed with a cutting type instrument and inflicted wounds to the male victim while shoving the female victim out of the way. An ambulance responded to the scene to treat the victims however neither victim required transport to a hospital. Nash knew both of his victims and this was not a random incident. Ryan Nash from New Britain was arrested and charged with Burglary in the First Degree, Assault in the Read More …

Barnes Nature Center Offers Adults Only Forest Meditation

On Saturday, August 5th, the Harry C. Barnes Memorial Nature Center will present an adult only forest walk called Shinrin Yoku. Shinrin Yoku is a gentle, guided walk that supports well-being through sensory immersion in forests and other natural healing environments. Shinrin-yoku is a term that means “taking in the forest atmosphere” or “forest bathing.” It was developed in Japan during the 1980s and has become a cornerstone of preventive health care and healing in Japanese medicine. The walk is from 10:00-11:30am. Space is limited so register by July 28th.  Cost: $ 8.00 – Read More …

Busted: Bristol Police Arrests For 7/17/17

The Roundup offers current arrests made by the Bristol Police Department. Bristol Police blotter for 7/17/2017. 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 …

Arrest made after 2 assaulted in Bristol home

Read more of  Arrest made after 2 assaulted in Bristol home BRISTOL, Conn. (WTNH) — Bristol police are investigating a stabbing at a home on the 400 block of Lake Avenue on Monday afternoon. Police say a man and a woman were hurt around 1:30 p.m. and that the attacker knew the victims. The attacker is being identified as 45-year-old Ryan Nash, of New Britain. Nash was arrested and charged with burglary, assault and breach of peace. Police say Nash was armed with a cutting type instrument when he inflicted wounds on the Read More …

Plainfield-SFC Senior League baseball falls short of state championship

KILLINGLY — The Plainfield-Sprague-Franklin-Canterbury and Edgewood Senior League baseball All-Star managers agreed it was a funky set up.Since only three teams were involved in the state finals and with time limited prior to the Northeast Regionals in New Jersey, it was possible that two teams could finish with the same record and only one would move on.It happened at Owen Bell Park in Dayville on Monday.Bristol-based Edgewood (2-1) handed Plainfield-SFC a 5-2 […]