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  • Bristol Roundup – Visions For Vacancies: 198 Burlington Ave.

    Periodically, I’ll feature a commercial building that is for lease or for sale and asks you to tell me 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? ...READ MORE
  • Bristol’s Farmers Market Returns to Downtown on June 22

    The City of Bristol announced the opening day for the 2019 season of Bristol’s Farmers Market to be held in Downtown Bristol at Centre Square — across the street from City Hall — on Saturday, June 22, 2019. Bristol’s Farmer’s Market has been a staple of the Bristol community for several years. It started in a parking lot on Route 6 and was moved to its current location downtown ...READ MORE
  • Bristol Roundup – Wheeler’s 34th Annual Golf Classic Raises Nearly $60K

    More than 150 golfers, supporters, volunteers, and friends took part in Wheeler’s 34th Annual Golf Classic presented by Mutual of America at the Country Club of Farmington on June 10—an event that raised nearly $60,000 and crossed the $1.2-million fundraising mark since its inception in 1986. “We are truly grateful to our golfers, volunteers, and sponsors, including first-ever Title Sponsor ...READ MORE
  • Bristol Roundup – First 100 Days On The Job: New Superintendent of Parks & Recreation, Dr. Josh Medeiros

    In his first 100 days as the new superintendent of Parks and Recreation, Dr. Josh Medeiros is running full speed ahead, and he’s making big changes. “A lot of the changes we’ve been working on to start are administrative in nature,” said Medeiros, who was tapped to head the parks department in February of this year. Among the most notable changes, according to Medeiros, include developing ...READ MORE
  • DOT Designates 50 More Sites as Part of its ‘Pollinator Corridor Program’

    The Department of Transportation implemented a Pollinator Program in 2017 to establish pollinator corridors in selected locations within the highway system. At the outset of the program eight sites were selected across the state as locations for planting, seeding, or naturalization. The Department has and continues to coordinate activities and research for the program with the Department of ...READ MORE
  • Bristol Roundup – City to Raise Rainbow Pride Flag at City Hall

    The City of Bristol and members of the LGBTQ community will raise the rainbow pride flag in front of City Hall and the Police Department at 6:45 p.m. to commemorate June as Pride Month and as a gesture that the City of Bristol is a welcoming community to all. It also marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, which kicked off the first major demonstrations for gay rights in America. On ...READ MORE
  • Bristol Roundup – Long Lost Letters From Bristol WWII Veterans Recently Discovered

    The J.H. Sessions and Son. Co. was a longtime presence in Bristol’s manufacturing history. Established by John Humphrey Sessions in 1854, the business flourished until near the end of the 20th Century. Historian Bob Adamczyk will explore the influences of the Sessions family and their business on Bristol and beyond. A display of family photographs and vintage clothing add to the flavor of ...READ MORE
  • Bristol Roundup – Terryville Agency Helps Students Abroad Connect With Local Families

    Want to add a branch to your family tree?  Become a volunteer host family for teens from Italy, Brazil, Korea, Thailand, or China. English proficient, medically-insured students are looking for a family just like yours to stay with while they attend your local high school. Terryville-based Terra Lingua USA provides international exchange experiences in an effort to promote global understanding ...READ MORE
  • Bristol Roundup – Patience Pays Off. Taking the Time to Do it the Right Way.

    The Bristol Development Authority (BDA) and City Council are charged with coordinating development on Centre Square. Prior to submitting projects to these boards, City staff work closely with developers/businesses interested in developing on the downtown parcel(s). This early work is critical to ensuring projects align with the community’s vision for Centre Square and to address engineering and ...READ MORE
  • Bristol Roundup – More Development Announced on Former Mall Site: Restaurant, Retail, Office Space & Apartments

    The City of Bristol announced the continued momentum of the development in Downtown Bristol with a Letter of Intent for Parcel 1 and a portion of Parcel 3 in Centre Square that was approved at last night’s City Council meeting. The Council also released an update on the status of the development of Parcel 10 also in Centre Square, and announced the impending opening of a new brewery and brick ...READ MORE
  • How You Can Build Your Community On The Roundup

    5 ways to make The Roundup into an awesome local resource. The Roundup is a space for community news, and no one knows your community better than you. Here are 5 other ways you can make The Roundup into an awesome local resource: 1. Ask a local question The Roundup is the perfect space for hyperlocal questions that a Google search might not be able to answer. Questions can be the best way to ...READ MORE

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U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe says she’s ‘not going to the f*****g White House’ if team wins the World Cup

U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe says she’s ‘not going to the f*****g White House’ if team wins the World Cup

American women’s soccer co-captain Megan Rapinoe is not planning to go to the White House if the national team wins the World Cup. A reporter from Eight by Eight, a soccer magazine that looks at the sport and its place in culture, asked Rapinoe if she was excited about going to the White House if her team wins the Women’s World Cup. “I’m not going to the f*****g White House,” she fired back before the reporter finished the question. “No. I’m not […]

Delta allows passengers to Dominican Republic to cancel their flights

Delta allows passengers to Dominican Republic to cancel their flights

Delta Air Lines is giving passengers to one of the Dominican Republic’s airports the right to change or cancel tickets without the usual penalty. The flights covered by the waiver are those going to and from Punta Cana, on the eastern tip of the Island, where several American tourists have died in the last year. Delta said it is granting the waiver for travel through August 15, and if passengers are going to rebook they must begin travel no later than November […]

Naugatuck police looking for suspect that fled traffic stop

Naugatuck police looking for suspect that fled traffic stop

NAUGATUCK — Police are searching for a suspect that was captured on camera before fleeing a traffic stop at high speed Wednesday morning. Police said around 4 am, an officer pulled over a car near South Main Mobil. The car was a maroon 2016 Infiniti QX50 CT reg: AL23092. When the officer talked to the driver, he gave the officer a false name. Also in the car were a man and woman passenger.  When a backup officer arrived, the SUV […]

Fotis Dulos breaks silence: “I want to tell my children they are constantly on my mind”

Fotis Dulos breaks silence: “I want to tell my children they are constantly on my mind”

STAMFORD —  Fotis Dulos and his defense attorney, Norm Pattis, appeared in Stamford Superior Court this morning after Dulos filed to regain full custody of his five children. Pattis says the attorney representing Jennifer Dulos, Reuben S. Midler, needs to disqualify himself as counsel since he cannot both be a “witness and advocate” in future hearings with regard to the state of mind of Jennifer Dulos following revealing information gathered for a custody study. Pattis says in the filing that […]

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Toddler Excitedly Drops Playtime Like a Bad Habit Every Time Dad Shows Up

Toddler Excitedly Drops Playtime Like a Bad Habit Every Time Dad Shows Up

Pure, unbridled enthusiasm

Public Defender Tiffany Cabán Declares ‘Stunning’ Victory in Queens District Attorney Race

Public Defender Tiffany Cabán Declares ‘Stunning’ Victory in Queens District Attorney Race

The result is still too close to call officially and will likely lead to a recount

Justice Department Sues Omarosa Manigault Newman Over Financial Disclosure Report

Justice Department Sues Omarosa Manigault Newman Over Financial Disclosure Report

Omarosa says the lawsuit is “political retribution”

The First 2020 Democratic Primary Debate Will Almost Certainly Skip A Key Healthcare Issue

The First 2020 Democratic Primary Debate Will Almost Certainly Skip A Key Healthcare Issue

Gracyn Robinson is a single mom of three. The 48-year-old worries about putting her kids through school, paying her rent and maintaining her job security as an interior designer for senior centers. But, on top of that already considerable load, she’s most worried these days about her parents. They’re in Kennebunkport, Maine, a 90-minute drive…

Florida Man or Not Florida Man? Guess Which of These Stories Happened in Florida

Florida Man or Not Florida Man? Guess Which of These Stories Happened in Florida

And find out why the “Florida Man” meme became such a phenomenon

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Xander Bogaerts Stresses Importance Of Red Sox Continuing Winning Ways

Xander Bogaerts Stresses Importance Of Red Sox Continuing Winning Ways

Xander Bogaerts played a crucial role in Boston’s 6-3 win over the White Sox on Tuesday night. The Red Sox… Read More »

Chris Sale Gets Start For Red Sox’s Series Finale Vs. White Sox

Chris Sale Gets Start For Red Sox’s Series Finale Vs. White Sox

Chris Sale will take the mound for the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night as he looks to help his… Read More »

Red Sox Notes: Alex Cora Praises Rafael Devers, ‘Knew The Talent Was There’

Red Sox Notes: Alex Cora Praises Rafael Devers, ‘Knew The Talent Was There’

To say Rafael Devers has been on a tear of late would be an understatement. The Red Sox third baseman… Read More »

Alex Cora Lauds David Price For His Continued Success This Season

Alex Cora Lauds David Price For His Continued Success This Season

David Price has mostly been great for the Boston Red Sox this season. And after his start against the Chicago… Read More »

Watch Patrice Bergeron’s Top 10 Plays From Bruins 2018-19 Season

Watch Patrice Bergeron’s Top 10 Plays From Bruins 2018-19 Season

If you’re missing hockey and wishing it was October already, you might want to feast your eyes upon some of… Read More »

John Beecher Highlights: Get To Know Bruins 2019 First-Round Draft Pick

John Beecher Highlights: Get To Know Bruins 2019 First-Round Draft Pick

The Boston Bruins selected centerman John Beecher of the United States National Team Development Program 30th overall in the 2019… Read More »

NBA Rumors: Why Lakers Are ‘Rooting’ For Kyrie Irving To Sign With Nets

NBA Rumors: Why Lakers Are ‘Rooting’ For Kyrie Irving To Sign With Nets

It seems like Kevin Durant’s Achilles injury in the NBA Finals has impacted nearly half the league, but chief among… Read More »

Former Red Sox Manager John Farrell Has Rather Unusual New Job

Former Red Sox Manager John Farrell Has Rather Unusual New Job

Have you ever wondered what former Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell is up to now? Well, his life after… Read More »

CT Sun Guard Layshia Clarendon Undergoes Successful Ankle Surgery

CT Sun Guard Layshia Clarendon Undergoes Successful Ankle Surgery

The Connecticut Sun will be without one of their top guards for quite some time. Layshia Clarendon underwent successful surgery… Read More »

Red Sox Wrap: Rafael Devers’ Big Night Helps Boston To 6-3 Win Vs. White Sox

Red Sox Wrap: Rafael Devers’ Big Night Helps Boston To 6-3 Win Vs. White Sox

A little rain and a 24-minute delay couldn’t stop the Red Sox from securing a win Tuesday night. Boston and… Read More »