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  • Bristol Man Wheeled Through the Boston Marathon Backward

    Like many Boston Marathon runners, Harry McKinstry, 53, took the downhills a bit faster than he’d planned. In fact, though his typical pace is around 8:30 or 9-minute miles, he was clocking sub-7 paces at some points. That’s when Michelle Desmarais, his longtime friend and guide, told him to stop waving and high-fiving and put his hand back on the brake. McKinstry, a former steelworker, ...READ MORE
  • Bristol Rotary to Hold Can & Bottle Drive to Benefit Scholarship Fund

    The Bristol Rotary Club will be holding a can and bottle drive on Saturday, May 4th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Harry C. Barnes Memorial Nature Center on Shrub Road in Bristol. Proceeds from the drive will provide scholarships for two students in the Interact Club at Bristol Central High School. These scholarships are available to Interact Club members and officers who are graduating ...READ MORE
  • Bristol Public Works Department Teaches Bristol Students the Three Rs: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle

    The Bristol Public Works Department in partnership with Take 2 Inc. conducted workshops in the Bristol elementary schools. The workshops were presented to all third grades in the City and consisted of all things recycling. Lindsey Rivers, Public Works Analyst coordinated the workshops with Take 2 Inc. and the Board of Education. David Oakes, Facilities Manager along with Lindsey presented ...READ MORE
  • Local Home Caregiver Surprised with $5,000 Award from Assisted Living Services

    Assisted Living Services caregiver Doreen Harrison screamed and jumped for joy when she was presented with the homecare agency’s Platinum Caregiver Award for March. Harrison was surprised with the prestigious honor at the home of client Mrs. Virginia Hawley on April 18. In addition to a check for $5,000, the monthly award included a beautiful crystal statue and a certificate of merit. “It ...READ MORE
  • Upcoming Programs at Barnes Nature Center & Indian Rock Nature Preserve

    Artist Reception with Artwork by Virginia Briatico – FREE Sunday, April 28, 2019, 3-5pm Harry C. Barnes Memorial Nature Center, 175 Shrub Rd., Bristol Enjoy Virginia’s finely detailed pastel pencil paintings of birds, flowers and furry creatures. Light refreshments provided. Introduction to Fishing – FREE Classroom: Thursday, May 2, 2019, 6-8pm (required) Fishing Trip:  Saturday, ...READ MORE
  • Fundraising Dinner Will Help Victims of Domestic Violence and the Formerly Homeless

    For Goodness Sake, a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides donated furniture and household goods to individuals and families transitioning to independent living, will have its 5th annual fundraising dinner, A Plate at the Table, on Thursday, May 16, at The Aqua Turf’s Wagon Room in Plantsville, from 6 to 9 pm. The event will feature live music from the popular band, All Washed Up, a silent ...READ MORE
  • Bristol Joins Recovery Friendly Community Initiative

    At their regular meeting Tuesday night, the City Council voted unanimously to establish the City of Bristol as a “Recovery Friendly Community,” as defined by the Connecticut Alcohol and Drug Policy Council. The designation is for those communities which are interested in supporting residents who are in recovery from substance abuse disorders. “This is a project that the ...READ MORE
  • City of Bristol to Exhibit at EASTEC

    The Bristol Development Authority (BDA) will be exhibiting at EASTEC 2019, the leading Northeast manufacturing trade show, May 14 through May 16 in West Springfield, MA at the Eastern States Exposition (the Big E). Bristol offers quality lots for manufacturers to build existing buildings and space available for purchase and many incentives to encourage companies to relocate to Bristol. The BDA ...READ MORE
  • Bristol and Burlington Petition Feds to Rename “Negro Hill Brook”

    The Burlington Board of Selectmen and Bristol City Council announced on Wednesday that each body unanimously endorsed an effort to rename “Negro Hill Brook” to “Pigeon Hill Brook.” The effort to rename the brook originated when the two municipalities began cooperating with the Environmental Learning Center of Connecticut to secure an open space grant from the State with ...READ MORE
  • Local Urgent Care Centers Ease Brutal Spring Allergies

    Connecticut’s wet winter will unleash a flood of pollen this spring season. Sniffles, sneezes and sore throats may be triggered by allergies, but how can you tell if it’s a cold, sinus infection or the flu instead? Physicians at American Family Care (AFC), expect to see scores of suffering patients seeking relief from sinus symptoms. “Nasal allergy symptoms and common cold symptoms ...READ MORE
  • 2019 Enchanted Forest Gala Transforms the Lives of People With Disabilities

    There may not be any fairies or magic beans at the annual Ability Beyond Gala, but it does have the power to fulfill the dream of a better life for more than 3,000 individuals with disabilities. The “2019 Enchanted Forest” Gala was held on Saturday, April 27th at the Amber Room Colonnade in Danbury, Connecticut. This is Ability Beyond’s largest fundraising event, attracting close to 500 ...READ MORE
  • VIDEO: Boulder Dash at Lake Compounce is INSANE

    Are you planning your next theme park visit? Have you spent enough time at Walt Disney World and Universal Studios enough and are ready to try something new? Some less heralded parks feature some of the most impressive rides on the planet. When you think about great theme park destinations, Bristol, Connecticut admittedly isn’t at the top of the list. It’s primarily known as home base for ...READ MORE

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Expect More Now: Lamont’s first 100 days

Expect More Now: Lamont’s first 100 days

http://traffic.libsyn.com/expectmorenow/expect_more_now._Going_the_extra_69_miles_-_41819_4.34_PM.mp3 Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont reflects on his first 100 days in office and discusses the critical months ahead. Fox 61’s Jenn Bernstein sits down with the Governor for an extensive, one-on-one conversation. Subscribe at the links below: Libsyn | iTunes | Google Play | Spotify

1 death from flu last week; brings total to 69

1 death from flu last week; brings total to 69

HARTFORD — The Department of Public Health said one more person has died from flu related causes in the state since the start of the flu season. Officials said the flu-associated death last week makes a total of 69 deaths reported in Connecticut during this flu season so far. 60 flu-associated deaths were associated with influenza A (unspecified), 7 with influenza A (2009 H1N1), 1 with influenza A (H3N2), and 1 with influenza B. Of the 69 total reported flu-associated […]

Black community leaders meet with Yale officials about police shooting

Black community leaders meet with Yale officials about police shooting

NEW HAVEN – Clergy and leaders from the black community in the New Haven area met with administrators for Yale University on Thursday afternoon, asking that the Yale police officer involved a shooting of two unarmed people be fired. Paul Witherspoon III, 21, and his girlfriend, Stephanie Washington, 22, were stopped by police who were searching for suspects in a reported armed robbery in Hamden on April 16th. Hamden Officer Devin Eaton and Yale University Officer Terrance Pollock stopped the […]

#CTBucketList: Wadsworth Mansion in Middletown

#CTBucketList: Wadsworth Mansion in Middletown

The Wadsworth Mansion, a nineteenth century Beaux Art style mansion, is the quintessential country estate. Graced by expansive lawns and surrounded by 103 acres of wooded parklands the Mansion reflects an era of grandeur and elegance. It’s a popular place to head to for weddings, parties, or to just relax. View this post on Instagram #ctbucklist alert @marge_farrell @keith.mcgilvery will give you the grand tour of @thewadsworthmansion on @fox61news this morning as #sky61 #drone pilot @rawnutmeg_ct shows you the view […]

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Woman Wakes Up From Coma 27 Years After Crashing Into School Bus

Woman Wakes Up From Coma 27 Years After Crashing Into School Bus

An Emirati woman who had been in a coma for 27 years following a horrific car crash recently woke up called out her son’s name.

Neighbors Claim American ‘Flag Rule Addendum’ Restricts Freedom

Neighbors Claim American ‘Flag Rule Addendum’ Restricts Freedom

A group of neighbors in California say their freedoms are being limited when it comes to flying the American flag.

Police: Man Dies After Wheelchair Caught Fire While Smoking Outside Nursing Home

Police: Man Dies After Wheelchair Caught Fire While Smoking Outside Nursing Home

A man who was smoking while using an oxygen tank outside of a nursing home died last week when his wheelchair caught fire, authorities in Ohio said.

Unmarried Mom Says Christian School Expelled Daughters Because They Have Different Fathers

Unmarried Mom Says Christian School Expelled Daughters Because They Have Different Fathers

A single mother says a Christian school in Ohio expelled two of her children because she is not married and her kids have different fathers.

Zurich Classic: Can Adam Scott-Jason Day Team Tame TPC Louisiana?

Zurich Classic: Can Adam Scott-Jason Day Team Tame TPC Louisiana?

High-powered duos look to dominate the Zurich Classic at TPC Louisiana, the PGA Tour’s only team event,

Mom Accused Of Beating Son With Spiked, Metal Meat Tenderizer For Not Doing Homework

Mom Accused Of Beating Son With Spiked, Metal Meat Tenderizer For Not Doing Homework

A Miami mother is charged with aggravated child abuse for hitting her 9-year-old son with a spiked, metal meat tenderizer when she got angry because he didn’t do some homework, according to police.

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Saudi Sisters Urge Google and Apple to Pull an ‘Inhuman’ Woman-Tracking App

Saudi Sisters Urge Google and Apple to Pull an ‘Inhuman’ Woman-Tracking App

The sisters, who fled Saudi Arabia, say the app ‘gives men control over women’

Iranian Foreign Minister Proposes a Prisoner Swap With the U.S.

Iranian Foreign Minister Proposes a Prisoner Swap With the U.S.

“Let’s have an exchange. I’m ready to do it,” he said.

Poland’s Ruling Party Chair Calls LGBT Rights a Threat to the Nation

Poland’s Ruling Party Chair Calls LGBT Rights a Threat to the Nation

Kaczynski, Poland’s most important politician, also said “everyone must accept Christianity”

Trump’s Go-It-Alone Strategy on North Korea Led to a White House Fight

Trump’s Go-It-Alone Strategy on North Korea Led to a White House Fight

A carefully calibrated campaign to get sanctions lifted

Russian President Putin Hosts Kim Jong Un for Talks on North Korean Nuclear Standoff

Russian President Putin Hosts Kim Jong Un for Talks on North Korean Nuclear Standoff

Russia is trying to position itself as a player in North Korea’s nuclear standoff

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2019 NFL Draft Tracker: Live Results, Order For Every First-Round Pick

2019 NFL Draft Tracker: Live Results, Order For Every First-Round Pick

The 2019 NFL Draft is finally here. All 32 first-round picks will be made Thursday night in downtown Nashville, and… Read More »

NESN Introduces ‘My Story,’ New Red Sox Series In Players’ Own Words

NESN Introduces ‘My Story,’ New Red Sox Series In Players’ Own Words

April 25, 2019 — NESN, the home of the Boston Red Sox, will debut the first episode of a new… Read More »

Bruins’ Jake DeBrusk Received Death Threats During Playoff Series Vs. Maple Leafs

Bruins’ Jake DeBrusk Received Death Threats During Playoff Series Vs. Maple Leafs

Some behavior in the NHL playoffs crossed the bounds of decency. Boston Bruins left wing Jake DeBrusk revealed to the… Read More »

Blue Jackets Vs. Bruins Live Stream: Watch Stanley Cup Playoffs Game 1 Online

Blue Jackets Vs. Bruins Live Stream: Watch Stanley Cup Playoffs Game 1 Online

The Boston Bruins didn’t have a long layoff between the end of one Stanley Cup Playoff series to the start… Read More »

Berkshire Bank Hockey Night In New England: Projected Bruins-Blue Jackets Game 1 Lines, Pairings

Berkshire Bank Hockey Night In New England: Projected Bruins-Blue Jackets Game 1 Lines, Pairings

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins quickly turn the page from their thrilling Game 7 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs… Read More »

Red Sox Vs. Tigers Lineup: Sandy Leon, Michael Chavis Starting In Finale

Red Sox Vs. Tigers Lineup: Sandy Leon, Michael Chavis Starting In Finale

Despite an ugly showing in Tuesday’s day-night doubleheader, the Boston Red Sox still have a chance to earn a series… Read More »

NFL Draft Rumors Live: Tracking All The Latest Whispers Leading Up To Round 1

NFL Draft Rumors Live: Tracking All The Latest Whispers Leading Up To Round 1

3:55 p.m.: Well … this would be an interesting move, no matter how unlikely it might seem. Adam Schefter on ESPN… Read More »

Here’s Three Reasons Why Celtics Will Upset Bucks In Second Round

Here’s Three Reasons Why Celtics Will Upset Bucks In Second Round

The Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks are squaring up in the NBA Playoffs for the second year in a row…. Read More »

Zdeno Chara Campaigns For Tom Brady To Attend Bruins Playoff Game

Zdeno Chara Campaigns For Tom Brady To Attend Bruins Playoff Game

The New England Patriots were well-represented in the Boston Bruins’ first-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Toronto Maple Leafs…. Read More »

Kyrie Irving, Jayson Tatum Celtics Jerseys Rank Highly Among NBA’s Most Popular

Kyrie Irving, Jayson Tatum Celtics Jerseys Rank Highly Among NBA’s Most Popular

Kyrie Irving and Jayson Tatum enjoyed All-NBA seasons in at least one category: jersey sales. The Boston Celtics point guard… Read More »