The ARC of Bristol Thanks the City of Bristol & The Shaffer Company With Project of the Year Award

The Bristol Adult Resource Center (BARC) celebrated donors, supporters and outstanding individuals who support their mission of “advocating personal growth and community inclusion for all we serve” at their 9th annual gala “A Night For Our Stars To Shine” recently.  Among the honorees were the Bristol Development Authority (BDA) and The Shaffer Company who were … Continue reading The ARC of Bristol Thanks the City of Bristol & The Shaffer Company With Project of the Year Award

Voters Asked to Support the City’s Most Vulnerable Populations on Election Day

The City of Bristol is hoping voters will again participate with the City's Stock Our Shelters initiative on Election Day, November 5th to support the winter operations for the city's most vulnerable populations. The Mayor and City Council have been working with the various social service agencies to ensure that needs are met. "The City … Continue reading Voters Asked to Support the City’s Most Vulnerable Populations on Election Day

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Poll Shows Kit-Kat as the Most Favored Candy in Connecticut — Yes, There Was a Poll For This

With Halloween around the corner you probably have seen endless amount of candy polls, maps, and debates over the past few weeks on social media. Most of which will just make you angry and/or hungry. After surveying over 2,000 people in residential neighborhoods across the country, Connecticut seems to favor Kit-Kats according to bid-on-equipment.com. Bid-on states … Continue reading Poll Shows Kit-Kat as the Most Favored Candy in Connecticut — Yes, There Was a Poll For This

5 Times You Don’t Need to Give Your Social Security Number

If you feel like you’re constantly asked to provide your Social Security number, you may be right! Social Security numbers were originally created to track income to determine your Social Security benefits in retirement. But now, a Social Security number has become a near-universal form of identification, and is often sought whenever you give out … Continue reading 5 Times You Don’t Need to Give Your Social Security Number

Aaron Hernandez’s Estate Reaches Lawsuit Settlement With Murder Victims’ Families

Court records show that a Superior Court judge Tuesday issued an order of dismissal of the suit brought by the families of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado. William Kennedy, a lawyer for the Furtado family, told The Boston Globe in an email that terms are confidential. Kenneth Kolpan, a lawyer for de Abreu's widow, … Continue reading Aaron Hernandez’s Estate Reaches Lawsuit Settlement With Murder Victims’ Families

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 … Continue reading Bristol Roundup – Long Lost Letters From Bristol WWII Veterans Recently Discovered

Bristol Roundup – ESPN Shuts Down Deportes Radio, 35 to Lose Jobs

On Tuesday, ESPN announced it’s shutting down ESPN Deportes radio on September 8. Ten full-time and 25 part-time employees will be let go. ESPN Deportes is ESPN’s multimedia, Spanish-language sports brand dedicated to providing the widest variety of sports to the U.S. Hispanic sports fan via television, digital, audio, and print. “Hispanic audience consumer habits … Continue reading Bristol Roundup – ESPN Shuts Down Deportes Radio, 35 to Lose Jobs

Bristol Roundup – City Takes on 100 Day Challenge to Help Curb Youth Homelessness

The City of Bristol recently announced that it will be participating in the Central Coordinated Access Network (CCAN) sponsored 100 Day Challenge. The purpose of this regional initiative is to identify and find housing for homeless youth and young adults in the communities of Bristol, New Britain, Plainville, Berlin, and Southington. According to the Partnership … Continue reading Bristol Roundup – City Takes on 100 Day Challenge to Help Curb Youth Homelessness