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 …

Torrington's Northwest Idol finals set for Aug. 12; tickets now on sale

TORRINGTON >> Torrington Parks and Recreation Department will present the 12th annual Northwest Idol Finals featuring 11 finalists on the Warner Theatre’s Main Stage on Saturday, Aug. 12 at 7 p.m. The 11 finalists, who have made it through auditions and two rounds of semi-finals are Michelle Cahill of Oakville, Teresa Canino, Vivian Jimenez-Rijo, Bobbi Jo Klug, Jazmon LaTour and Mandi Zontok of Torrington, Christopher Danielczuk of Goshen, Allison Dobkins of Watertown, Ken Normandin of Thomaston, Hali Soulier of Burlington and Phoenix Whitehill of Plymouth. At the finals, all of Read More …

Burlington Community Fund provides grant for high school weight room improvements

The weight room at Lewis S. Mills High School is getting a lift to benefit the student-athletes, now that the Burlington Community Fund at Main Street Community Foundation has awarded the high school a $1,000 grant. Specifically, the grant will be used to purchase and install new mirrors to enhance the student-athletes’ training. Read More of  Burlington Community Fund provides grant for high school weight room improvements

Region 10 names Patti Smaldone Teacher of the Year

BURLINGTON >> “I have the best job. This is the only job I’ve ever wanted to have.” Those are the first words Region 10’s Teacher of the Year Patti Smaldone spoke, as she discussed receiving the honor. “Even when I was young, I wanted to work with kids,” she said. “I was a counselor, a swim instructor, I baby-sat. I was honing my classroom management skills at a young age, preparing me for what I would later become.” A proud product of Region 10 Schools, Smaldone began her career at Read More …

Health Department Releases June Restaurant Inspection Scores

The Bristol-Burlington Health Department monthly inspects businesses serving food to ensure restaurants and other food retail outlets are following safe food handling procedures. Connecticut regulates how often these inspections take place, and what specific items the inspectors look for, but, in general, health inspectors check that safeguards are in place to protect food from contamination by food handlers, cross-contamination, and contamination from other sources in the restaurant. Monthly inspection reports are released to the public online at The Bristol-Burlington Health Department website or in person. Inspection results performed by The Bristol-Burlington Health Department for June 2017 are as follows: 6/1 Read More …

KING, RICHARD PAUL

Richard Paul King of Brush Creek, TN, formally of Burlington, CT., was born Sept. 16, 1933, son of the late Thomas and Olive Gibson King and departed… Read more of  <strong><span style=”color: #ff0000;”><a style=”color: #ff0000;” href=”http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/RegisterCitizenObituaries/~3/5kqHIs9BtbU/obituary.aspx” target=”_new”>KING, RICHARD PAUL</a></span></strong>

Bristol Hospital to Bring New Life Downtown

After almost a decade of waiting for the City to develop the former mall site, Bristol Hospital has stepped in and purchased a large portion of the now called Centre Square for development. The hospital plans to construct a 60,000 square foot two-story building that will house an Ambulatory Care Center. The building is expected to employ dozens of medical professionals while servicing thousands of patients downtown. Last month Bristol Hospital sealed the deal by officially signing the purchase agreement with the City. Developer Rendina Healthcare Real Estate plans to develop a high-quality project transforming downtown Bristol and Read More …

Berkshire League ponders where future will lead

Northwestern athletic director Fred Williams is president of the Berkshire League.Jim Shannon Republican-American By STEVE BARLOW Republican-American A loud sigh of relief could be heard across Litchfield County nearly two months ago when the Region 10 Board of Education decided it would keep Lewis Mills High in the Berkshire League rather than pursue membership in the Central Connecticut Conference. “Personally, I’m happy Lewis Mills decided to stay,” said Gilbert athletic director Pat Cooke. “Lewis Mills is a big part of the Berkshire League.” “Mills would have been a big chip Read More …

Lewis S. Mills High School fourth-quarter honor roll, 2016-17

BURLINGTON >> The following students were named to the fourth-quarter honor roll for the 2016-17 academic year at Lewis S. Mills High School. High honors Grade 12: Samira Abdelrehim, Trevor Baker, Shannon Cahalane, Meghan Conlin, Elijah Cosentino, William Coughlin, Patrick Currier, Jean-Luc Daigle, Brian Drisdelle, Kate Fabrizio, Rowdy Gagnon, Jake Gilbert, Olivia Gillette, Emily Hamel, Jacob Honig, Isabel Joiner, Jaedon Jones, John Keegan, Ashley Kucharski, Madisyn Longdin, Griffen Mansfield, Mark Nezas, Emily Ollero, William Ponte, Megan Porga, Charles Rau, Caleb Reynolds, Julia Rich, Ilana Richter, Cally Roy, Ashley Sacchi, Melanie Read More …