Bristol Roundup

West Bristol Student Gets A Big Surprise


Samantha Burke a second grader at West Bristol School found this in front on her front yard when she came home from her first day of school. Samantha’s mom, Pamela Burke said “I thought it would be a fun surprise for my daughter when she came home from ...READ MORE

Growing Up Carabetta in Bristol


Part One of a Series The Sports  Honest to God, it wasn’t until late into my first stay that I realized that I’d grown up in low-income housing. Kids in school never brought it up. My parents never mentioned it. And our friends who lived in houses down the street never treated us differently. ...READ MORE

Can I Have A McDarryl Strawberry Shake Please


The Grand Opening of the new McDonalds in downtown Bristol was held with much fanfare, City and State officials and local organizations. However everyone came to see Darryl Strawberry. Ronald McDonald said “I thought everyone was here to see me”. Darryl Strawberry addressing the crowd ...READ MORE

A Meeting Of The “Historical” Minds


On Tuesday Amy Kirby President of the New Britain Historical Society and Tom Dickau President of the Bristol Historical Society met at Bristol’s Summer Street location. The two discussed the importance of collaboration between museums and other societies. Tom stressed the importance of moving ...READ MORE

Memorial Boulevard School: Not For Sale


At a special planning commission meeting held at City Hall, Commissioners discussed whether to revisit their unanimous vote not to sell the Memorial Boulevard School. Many thought that Commissioners were under political pressure to reverse their decision and let the city sell the property to a ...READ MORE

It’s School Bus Time Again


As the summer starts to wind down, many students are starting to realize their summer vacations are coming to an end. While some might be excited about the beginning of another school year, some may dread another year of homework and early mornings. Many Connecticut schools start school this week, ...READ MORE

Group To Hold 7th Annual 9/11 Candle Light Vigil


The Bristol Disabled Buggy Riders plan to hold a candle light Memorial Ceremony in front of the Bristol Post Office on North Main Street on September 11th from 6 pm till dusk. They plan to honor all the men and women that were effected by the tragedy of 9/11. This will be their seventh year doing ...READ MORE