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Q&A: New CT Taxes That Will Change Your Life


The Connecticut Department of Revenue Services announced that retailers making sales in Connecticut of tangible personal property to the public are required to collect a $0.10 fee per single-use plastic checkout bag for sales and use and excise tax purposes. The store must indicate the number of ...READ MORE

Mike Reiss Named 2019 Mum Festival Grand Marshall


Mike Reiss has won four Emmys and a Peabody Award during his thirty years writing for “The Simpsons”.  Reiss also ran the show in Season 4, which Entertainment Weekly called “the greatest season of the greatest show in history.” Reiss has written nineteen children’s books, as well as ...READ MORE

Bristol Offers Cooling Centers During Heatwave


The temperature is on the rise the next few days with anticipated high heat and humidity. The Mayor’s Office said there are cooling stations for those needing help to get away from the heat.    The Bristol Public Library – Main Branch at 5 High Street, is open as a Cooling Center ...READ MORE

What Happened to All the Trees at Bristol Plaza?


If you were planning on heading to Bristol Plaza, you’re in for a surprise. All of the trees are gone. Last Month, the trees that once had made the plaza so appealing were removed. The plaza is currently owned by Federal Realty. The company said the trees were removed for better visibility. ...READ MORE

Bristol to Start Memorial Tree Program


The City of Bristol Parks and Recreation Department announced its new Celebrating a Life: Memorial Tree Program open to Bristol residents and non-residents looking to honor a Bristol resident. When you choose to have a Memorial Tree planted for your loved one, you are doing more than simply putting ...READ MORE

Yes, You Can Call Me Disabled


by Anjali J. Former-Pratt Why? Because I am! Disability is not anything to be ashamed of. In fact, I am proud of my disabled identity. You may have been taught not to use the word “disabled.” In fact, you may have been taught to use “person-first” language in which you identify the person ...READ MORE

Bristol Hospital Surgeon Accused of Sexual Assault


A federal judge has ruled against setting aside a default judgement against a surgeon who was accused of sexually assaulting an employee and patient at Bristol Hospital. Dr. Olakunle Oluwole had maintained in a request to set aside the default judgment that he was never properly served with the ...READ MORE

Tim’s Auctions Celebrates 40th Anniversary


Inc Auctions celebrated its 40th anniversary April 28 with its 27th Annual Cabin Fever auction. The sale began at noon and ended at 2:30 am after 537 lots had crossed the block. “It was a very successful day, one of the largest grossing sales in years,” said Tim Chapulis, owner and auctioneer. ...READ MORE

Film Portrays Bristol High School Student


One of the challenges in making a short film is telling a complete story. The Reservoir is one that both succeeds and makes you wonder if you will ever see the main characters again – either in a longer film or a television or web-based series. The film was Jordan Rowe’s thesis at New ...READ MORE