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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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State Police: Killingly woman found with 76 bags of fentanyl in routine stop

State Police: Killingly woman found with 76 bags of fentanyl in routine stop

Story by Glenn Kittle PLAINFIELD — State Police Quality Of Life Task Force arrested a woman after they said they found her carrying over 70 bags of fentanyl. Police said on Tuesday, a driver from Killingly was pulled over for failure to maintain lane. Police then discovered she was carrying 76 bags of Fentanyl. Police say the fentanyl was packaged for sale. In addition, there was crack cocaine in the vehicle. Police charged Juliana Levine, 27, of Killingly, with possession […]

First round play kicks off at the Travelers Championship

First round play kicks off at the Travelers Championship

CROMWELL  — Phil Mickelson jokes that TPC River Highlands is clearly a left-handed golf course. Mickelson and fellow lefty Bubba Watson have combined to win five times in Connecticut since 2001. The two will be playing in the same Travelers Championship for the first time on Thursday, part of a field that includes 16 of the top 30 golfers in the world. Here’s some video from the first round. Adam Long makes a birdie shot on 9 Bubba Watson, Brooks […]

State Troopers rescue adorable dog

State Troopers rescue adorable dog

Story by Elizabeth Perkin POMFRET — State Troopers out of Troop D-Danielson rescued an adorable, little dog on the side of the road, last night around 11 p.m.. The dog was spotted walking in the rain along Route 44 in Pomfret. With the help of passing motorist the Troopers were able to rescue him. They brought him back to the station where he meet the rest of the evening crew. He was then turned over to the local animal control, […]

103-year-old ‘Hurricane’ Hawkins earns gold medal, sets records at National Senior Games

103-year-old ‘Hurricane’ Hawkins earns gold medal, sets records at National Senior Games

BATON ROUGE, La. – A 103-year-old Baton Rouge woman is proving that you can win gold medals and set records at any age. Julia ‘Hurricane’ Hawkins began running two years ago – when she was already over 100. Earlier this week, she competed in the National Senior Games in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Hawkins took home the gold for the 100-meter dash, completing the course in just 46 seconds. She also competed in the 50 meter race and set another Senior Games […]

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‘Jackpot’: Beachcomber Stumbles Upon Prehistoric Treasure

‘Jackpot’: Beachcomber Stumbles Upon Prehistoric Treasure

A South Carolina man combing the Myrtle Beach coast with his family on Monday said he found a prehistoric treasure he initially thought was a piece of trash.

‘I Can’t Tell You How Excited I Am!’: Arielle Vandenberg Named As Host Of CBS’ New Reality Dating Show ‘Love Island’

‘I Can’t Tell You How Excited I Am!’: Arielle Vandenberg Named As Host Of CBS’ New Reality Dating Show ‘Love Island’

Arielle Vandenberg will serve as the host for CBS’ brand-new reality dating show, ‘Love Island,’ this summer.

‘I’m Really Comfortable With Discomfort’: Howie Mandel Talks Comedy Career, ‘Deal Or No Deal’, Mental Health

‘I’m Really Comfortable With Discomfort’: Howie Mandel Talks Comedy Career, ‘Deal Or No Deal’, Mental Health

Mandel shares stories from his comedy career and opens up about his mental health struggles.

E-Cigarette Explodes In Teen’s Mouth, Shattering His Jaw

E-Cigarette Explodes In Teen’s Mouth, Shattering His Jaw

A Nevada teenager was left with a shattered jaw and broken teeth after the vape pen he was using exploded in his face.

Travelers Championship: How Low Can Brooks Koepka, Patrick Cantlay Go?

Travelers Championship: How Low Can Brooks Koepka, Patrick Cantlay Go?

Travelers Championship brings the PGA Tour east to TPC River Highlands, where Bubba Watson looks to fend of Brooks Koepka and Patrick Cantlay.

Grandmother, 75, Holds Car Theft Suspect At Gunpoint Until Deputies Arrive

Grandmother, 75, Holds Car Theft Suspect At Gunpoint Until Deputies Arrive

A 75-year-old grandmother in Alabama helped capture a suspect wanted for car theft, holding him at gunpoint Monday until deputies arrived.

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The Mayor of Los Angeles Is Facing a Recall Effort Over the City’s Homeless Crisis

The Mayor of Los Angeles Is Facing a Recall Effort Over the City’s Homeless Crisis

Figures show a 16% jump in the city’s homeless population over the last year

Joe Biden Refuses to Apologize for Remarks on Working With a Senate That Included Segregationist Senators

Joe Biden Refuses to Apologize for Remarks on Working With a Senate That Included Segregationist Senators

His rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination have criticized his comments

Dominican Attorney General: Former Red Sox Player David Ortiz Shooting Result of Mistaken Identity

Dominican Attorney General: Former Red Sox Player David Ortiz Shooting Result of Mistaken Identity

The shooting was carried out by two men on a motorcycle

Senators Reach Deal to Vote on Blocking Trump Administration’s Saudi Arms Sale

Senators Reach Deal to Vote on Blocking Trump Administration’s Saudi Arms Sale

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced the Senate will hear debate and vote on the resolutions Thursday

NXIVM Co-Founder and Alleged ‘Sex Cult’ Leader Keith Raniere Convicted on 7 Charges, Including Sex Trafficking

NXIVM Co-Founder and Alleged ‘Sex Cult’ Leader Keith Raniere Convicted on 7 Charges, Including Sex Trafficking

The Associated Press reports that the jury took less than five hours to deliberate

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NFL.com Believes This Patriot Has Best Chance To Be First-Time Pro-Bowler In 2019

NFL.com Believes This Patriot Has Best Chance To Be First-Time Pro-Bowler In 2019

The New England Patriots are no strangers to the Pro Bowl. The Patriots typically send multiple players to the NFL’s… Read More »

NBA Insider Thinks Kawhi Leonard Will Give ‘A Look’ To These Two Teams

NBA Insider Thinks Kawhi Leonard Will Give ‘A Look’ To These Two Teams

For a while, it was assumed that Kawhi Leonard would just play out this past season with the Toronto Raptors,… Read More »

Will Celtics Opt For ‘Youth Movement’ With Glut Of NBA Draft Picks?

Will Celtics Opt For ‘Youth Movement’ With Glut Of NBA Draft Picks?

The Boston Celtics are in position to put their faith in youth but will they dare go down that road?… Read More »

NBA Rumors: Wizards Not Trading Potential Celtics Target Bradley Beal

NBA Rumors: Wizards Not Trading Potential Celtics Target Bradley Beal

If the Boston Celtics decide they want to make a move amid their roster turnover, it doesn’t appear it’ll be… Read More »

NBA Draft Rumors: Celtics Have ‘Expressed Interest’ In Trade For No. 4 Pick

NBA Draft Rumors: Celtics Have ‘Expressed Interest’ In Trade For No. 4 Pick

The ongoing narrative with the 2019 NBA Draft is that it’s a three-man field, and after that it becomes a… Read More »

How Celtics Can Free Up Enough Cap Space To Sign Max-Contract Free Agent

How Celtics Can Free Up Enough Cap Space To Sign Max-Contract Free Agent

The Boston Celtics are expected to lose a pair of stars in the coming weeks, but they soon could put… Read More »

NBA Rumors: Celtics Make Aron Baynes Available In Effort To Free Up Cap Space

NBA Rumors: Celtics Make Aron Baynes Available In Effort To Free Up Cap Space

Aron Baynes, unlike his fellow 2019 Celtics free agents, decided to commit to Boston by opting into the final year… Read More »

Adrian Wojnarowski Believes This NBA Draft Record Will Be ‘Challenged’ In 2019

Adrian Wojnarowski Believes This NBA Draft Record Will Be ‘Challenged’ In 2019

The NBA Draft will take place Thursday night, and the leadup to it already has been pretty eventful. Teams have… Read More »

NBA Rumors: Warriors Have ‘Discussed’ Wild Kevin Durant Sign-And-Trade

NBA Rumors: Warriors Have ‘Discussed’ Wild Kevin Durant Sign-And-Trade

Things could get pretty crazy in the NBA once free agency begins, this much we know. But just how crazy… Read More »

NBA Rumors: Here’s Who Will Star Alongside LeBron James In ‘Space Jam 2’

NBA Rumors: Here’s Who Will Star Alongside LeBron James In ‘Space Jam 2’

LeBron James and Anthony Davis reportedly will join forces for more than just the Los Angeles Lakers. Davis, who reportedly… Read More »