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

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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

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 questionThe Roundup is the perfect space for hyperlocal … Continue reading How You Can Build Your Community On The Roundup

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

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 before their … Continue reading Yes, You Can Call Me Disabled

Dyke Spear, Local Attorney Evaluates UFO Evidence

As a spokesman and field investigator for the CT Chapter of MUFON (Mutual UFO Network), Attorney Dyke Spear is highly qualified to give an insightful analysis of the UFO phenomenon. For the past 35 years, Attorney Spear s ihanteracted, researched and Onally controversial—but always colorful—Attorney Spear presents an informative and entertaining analysis of the UFO … Continue reading Dyke Spear, Local Attorney Evaluates UFO Evidence

Bristol Man Wheeled Through the Boston Marathon Backward

Like many Boston Marathon runners, Harry McKinstry, 53, took the downhills a bit faster than he’d planned. In fact, though his typical pace is around 8:30 or 9-minute miles, he was clocking sub-7 paces at some points. That’s when Michelle Desmarais, his longtime friend and guide, told him to stop waving and high-fiving and put his hand … Continue reading Bristol Man Wheeled Through the Boston Marathon Backward