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news from thursday, august 01 2019 to friday, august 16 2019

• friday, august 16, 2019
 • Man in wheelchair struck by SUV in Bristol, suffers non life-threatening injuries  (61) Press
 • Two people taken to hospital following Rt. 229 crash in Bristol  (53) Press
 • Possible dinosaur footprint fossil found at Bristol Eastern High School  (44) Press
 • Prosecutors drop case against Bristol man accused of having sexual relationship with 15-year-old  (30) Press
 • Bristol mayor appoints new head of the city's Building Department  (24) Press
 • BRISTOL BITS: Shout-out to a behind the scenes volunteer at the Bristol Historical Society  (16) Press
 • Bristol Board of Ed honors recent graduate for creating a rain garden at BEHS  (12) Press
 • Bristol Democratic Town Committee cross-endorses Republican city treasurer for a fifth term  (8) Press
 • New fund at the Main Street Community Foundation awards its first grant  (7) Press
 • Tax free week reminder  (5) Observer
 • Four local students who were among the six middle school finalists in the 2019 Connecticut Kids Spea  (4) Press
 • The 9th Annual Rockwell Park Summer Festival set for this weekend  (2) Press

• thursday, august 15, 2019
 • Two people sent to hospital following report of attack at Bristol group home  (79) Press
 • Deteriorating conditions at Bristol athletic fields draw concerns from city council member  (47) Press
 • Bristol man allegedly threatened to murder woman while in police custody  (20) Press
 • Bristol garbage workers have found their biggest fans in two young boys  (15) Press
 • Bristol Central baseball sending three more players into college programs  (11) Press
 • Bristol driver involved in morning Rt. 72 accident in New Britain  (10) Press
 • Plainville woman accused of stealing from Southington senior center granted program  (8) Press
 • Get ready for back-to-school shopping with Tax-Free Week, starting Aug. 18  (2) Press
 • Bristol Knights swept by Fat Orange Cat Brewers in Connecticut Twilight League championship series  (2) Press

• wednesday, august 14, 2019
 • Bristol residents take to social media over shooting  (71) Press
 • Bristol police blotter  (42) Press
 • Plainville police blotter  (16) Press
 • Report it: Bristol launches app for city issues  (15) Press
 • Rock4Vets concert to feature local artists, benefit veterans and Brian's Angels  (10) Press
 • 100-mile motorcycle ride Aug. 24 will benefit endocrinology work at children's hospital  (6) Press
 • Bristol Knights overcome sluggish regular season, recognize potential in run to Connecticut Twilight  (3) Press

• tuesday, august 13, 2019
 • Plainville police ID woman who died after car went off cliff Sunday  (106) Press
 • 2 drivers injured in 3-car crash in Plainville Monday evening  (53) Press
 • Bristol Board of Education welcomes new hires to the district  (47) Press
 • Silver alert issued for missing 65-year-old  (32) Observer
 • Bristol man nearly struck police officer with pickup truck: court documents  (26) Press
 • Lake Compounce to debut new water slide summer 2020  (16) Press
 • Rotary Club announces president for 2019-20  (14) Press
 • BRISTOL BITS: Former Bristol mayor gives back through his trumpet  (11) Press
 • Southington police blotter  (10) Press
 • App available to report issues in city  (7) Observer
 • United Way is hosting shoe drive from now until October  (6) Press
 • Railroad Day will mark summer sendoff at Imagine Nation  (4) Press
 • HEALTHY LIVING: Even without a heat wave, outdoor workers need to take precautions  (3) Press
 • Bristol Knights advance to Connecticut Twilight League championship series with win over Elmer's Ang  (2) Press
 • Bristol Blues feeling good about 2019 season despite loss in playoff championship round  (0) Press

• monday, august 12, 2019
 • A woman has died after car goes over a cliff in Plainville  (96) Press
 • Mayor releases statement after possible shooting last week  (55) Press
 • Bristol police blotter  (42) Press
 • LIFE STORY: Bristol native is a celebrity, friend to all on the green  (33) Press
 • PRIME TIME: Bristol manufacturer was also a skilled pitcher  (29) Press
 • Bristol woman to tackle a race like no other  (21) Press
 • Bristol Knights come home for Connecticut Twilight League playoffs tonight at Muzzy Field  (8) Press
 • Bristol Blues fall in FCBL championship series to Worcester Bravehearts, but still proud of accompli  (3) Press
 • SENIOR SIGNALS: Remembering Ronald Reagan and his battle with Alzheimer's  (3) Press
 • This week's meetings  (0) Press

• sunday, august 11, 2019
 • ‘Mob’ to head to George’s  (46) Observer
 • Bristol celebrates housing 44 homeless youth through the "Reaching Home Ending Homelessness 100 Day   (15) Press
 • Rockwell fest on tap for next Saturday  (12) Observer
 • Who are our Athletes of the Year? Trinidad Gonzalez was a no-brainer  (6) Observer
 • Who are our Athletes of the Year? McLaughlin is a jack-of-all trades  (2) Observer

• saturday, august 10, 2019
 • Man pleads not guilty to scheme that left Bristol dealership out 2 new cars  (52) Press
 • Police investigating shooting near Muzzy Field  (37) Press
 • Burlington farm Tonn's Orchard offering local, fresh produce at new farm store  (33) Press
 • Brian's Angels is moving to a bigger space at Federal Hill  (24) Press
 • Southington police release photos of car suspected to be involved in abandonment of neglected puppy  (18) Press
 • Want fresh, local, wholesome food? Head over to the Bristol Farmers Market  (12) Press
 • Bristol Hospital unveils new behavioral health unit  (9) Press
 • Silver Alerts canceled for Plainville teens  (6) Press
 • Second straight rally pulls Bristol Blues from postseason exit into first FCBL championship series s  (6) Press
 • Bristol Blues show resiliency in reaching FCBL championship series  (1) Press

• friday, august 09, 2019
 •  Bristol man charged with burglary, assault after allegedly attacking sleeping woman inside city home  (74) Press
 • Bristol police blotter  (39) Press
 • Bristol man punched, body-slammed woman, assaulted teenager: prosecutors  (33) Press
 • Records show Lamont meeting, putting priority on business leaders  (13) Press
 • Plainville teen pleads not guilty to accusation of death threat made to 16-year-old  (10) Press
 • BRISTOL BITS: Book is a great guide to Salento, Italy  (7) Press
 • New Parks and Recreation director named in Plymouth  (5) Press
 • The Observer seeks entry-level journalist to join our staff  (2) Observer
 • Wings and Wheels raises $25K for the Petit Family Foundation and the Plainville Food Pantry  (2) Press
 • Blues third baseman Dewaine earns Futures League's Defensive Player of the Year award  (1) Press

• thursday, august 08, 2019
 • Bristol man charged in shoplifting turned robbery  (69) Press
 • Plainville man charged with stealing car parts  (40) Press
 • Niche.com has ranked Bristol school district No. 72 out of 117 in Connecticut  (22) Press
 • Southington police blotter  (19) Press
 • Precious pitcher: Timeless piece restored for church  (18) Press
 • Missed chances on offense, key fielding play hurt Bristol Blues in opening FCBL playoff loss  (11) Press
 • Bristol police to hold golf tournament to raise funds for Challenger Little League  (7) Press
 • Plymouth schools accepting applications for free or reduced-price lunch  (6) Press
 • Hunger doesn't go on vacation: Plainville Food Pantry is asking for your help  (5) Press

• wednesday, august 07, 2019
 • 3 teens go missing from Plainville  (68) Press
 • Son accused in Bristol burglary could avoid prosecution  (43) Press
 • BRISTOL BITS: Can you name those in this historical society postcard?  (36) Press
 • Bristol police blotter  (35) Press
 • Bristol firefighters get new ladder truck better equipped for city's hills  (21) Press
 • Connecticut's subs come up big as state champs rally to beat Massachusetts to stay alive in Little L  (9) Press
 • Little League Regional Roundup: Blue hits walk-off double with two outs to keep Maine alive and elim  (7) Press
 • State lawmaker wants U.S. Constitution amended to ban assault weapons  (6) Press
 • Plymouth history mural is officially dedicated  (5) Press
 • Plush pet day will bring 6 museums together Saturday with variety of activities  (5) Press
 • 23 tons of sand take over Imagine Nation for Beach in the City  (5) Press
 • Strong defense will be key for Bristol Blues in playoffs  (4) Press
 • Hunger doesn't go on vacation and that is why the Plainville Food Pantry is asking for your help  (4) Press
 • Rhode Island wins thriller in extra innings over Vermont in Little League Baseball New England Regio  (4) Press
 • New Jersey bounces back after stunning loss to defeat Maryland in Little League Mid-Atlantic Regiona  (4) Press
 • New York takes advantage of Delaware's miscues, wins in extra innings in Little League Eastern Regio  (3) Press
 • Pennsylvania bats come alive late to defeat Delaware in Little League Mid-Atlantic Regional  (2) Press

• tuesday, august 06, 2019
 • Unlicensed repairman in Plainville took $7K to fix car, never completed work: court documents  (41) Press
 • Bristol police blotter  (35) Press
 • 4,740 Bristol veterans are this year's Hometown Heroes  (16) Press
 • Plainville police blotter  (13) Press
 • Humanitarian awards announced  (13) Observer
 • Racial gap still evident in Connecticut's SAT scores  (6) Press
 • ESPN launches campaign to increase youth participation in sports  (5) Press
 • Golfers tee off in Central CT Chambers of Commerce's annual tournament  (5) Press
 • Use of wooden bats has helped Bristol Blues players as they prepare for upcoming college seasons  (5) Press
 • Miss Mum contestants sought  (4) Observer
 • Main Street Community Foundation accepting grant applications  (4) Press
 • U.S. Sen. salutes R&R  (3) Observer
 • Little League Regional Roundup: Goldman's walk-off homer leads Washington D.C. past New Jersey  (3) Press
 • Energy assistance applications being accepted  (2) Observer
 • Bristol Blues learn postseason schedule  (2) Press

• monday, august 05, 2019
 • Bristol will transform into a beach Aug. 6  (59) Press
 • Bristol police blotter  (32) Press
 • PRIME TIME: Bristol judge was an adventurer who built himself a lake  (27) Press
 • Southington police blotter  (16) Press
 • BRISTOL BITS: Bristol Eastern Class of 1960 enjoy a mini reunion  (14) Press
 • Connecticut falls to Vermont in Little League Baseball New England Regional  (9) Press
 • The race to the Little League East Region Tournament championship is on  (6) Press
 • Little League Regional Roundup: Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York pull out opening-day victories  (5) Press
 • SENIOR SIGNALS: Be careful whose advice you take  (3) Press
 • State representative takes on vaccination lawsuit  (2) Press
 • This week's meetings  (1) Press
 • Coe delivers strong start as Bristol Blues lock up No. 2 seed in FCBL playoffs  (0) Press

• sunday, august 04, 2019
 • Breaking a 'bag' habit: How customers and stores are adjusting to the plastic bag fee  (41) Press
 • BRISTOL BITS: Longtime Muzzy Field groundskeeper, parks employee retires  (29) Press
 • Better Half Brewing holds ribbon-cutting Saturday   (22) Press
 • Plainville police blotter  (17) Press
 • Eversource cleaning up diseased, stressed trees  (15) Press
 • Though not among finalists for league award, Faello is highly prized pitcher for Bristol Blues  (2) Press

• saturday, august 03, 2019
 • A trio of coaches is breathing new life into the Bristol Armory by making it a sports facility  (53) Press
 • Federal court documents provide new details in child exploitation case against Bristol man  (31) Press
 • Business owners are doing their best despite long-running Route 6 construction  (27) Press
 • Plymouth police are searching for a Bristol man wanted in sexual assault  (18) Press
 • Twelve state champions set to contend for Little League World Series berths this week in Bristol  (17) Press
 • Bristol man pleads not guilty to allegations of slashing, permanantly scarring victim's face  (16) Press
 • Little League Baseball implements new extra innings rule, age determination standard  (10) Press
 • Playing in Bristol, Madison Little League Baseball looking to get Connecticut back into World Series  (9) Press
 • Plymouth is set to hold official dedication for their History Mural  (2) Press
 • Want to be the next Miss Mum? Applications are now being accepted  (1) Press

• friday, august 02, 2019
 • Plymouth police asking for help finding Bristol man wanted in sexual assault  (58) Press
 • Bristol police blotter  (45) Press
 • Bristol man charged in DEA investigation concedes prison is only option: lawyer  (34) Press
 • Bristol Police Department names new captain; first African American in city to achieve rank  (33) Press
 • Committee wants to honor one of the biggest war heroes to come out of Bristol  (31) Press
 • ‘Simpsons’ writer picked as Mum Fest marshal  (12) Observer
 • Barnes gets nod from both sides for treasurer  (9) Observer
 • Dems, GOP firm up Board of Education slates  (9) Observer
 • Blues, Bristol Health partner for Pink Night  (3) Press
 • Welcoming nature of program helps new Bristol Blues players transition to team  (2) Press
 • Dems, GOP make their slates official  (2) Observer
 • Bristol Blues bounce back with big win to pull within half-game of first place in FCBL  (2) Press

• thursday, august 01, 2019
 • $3.3 million pension plan scam: How Plainville business owner bilked his employees  (70) Press
 • Man charged with selling heroin, contributing to "narcotics epidemic plaguing" downtown Bristol  (43) Press
 • Skytop Motors cuts ribbon on new building in Bristol  (40) Press
 • Bristol Eastern pitcher Duquette signs contract to join Bristol Blues  (19) Press
 • Manchester woman gets probation for kidnapping her child from Plainville daycare, telling police she  (13) Press
 • An American Idol contestant joins local singer to speak at schools about health benefits of singing  (7) Press
 • Bristol student among students honored by Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation  (5) Press
 • Here's who made the Dean's List for Tunxis Community College in Spring 2019  (4) Press
 • Lawmakers say they've come up with a casino plan for Bridgeport and sports betting  (2) Press
 • Bristol, Southington to be represented at American Legion All-Star game  (2) Press
 • Young people learn how to help their peers stay drug free  (1) Press

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• sunday, august 18, 2019
 • Body found near railroad tracks in Bristol   (62) WFSB  , Breaking News
 • Body found in Bristol   (24) Press
 • The 9th Annual Rockwell Park Summer Festival 'hits it out of the park'  (22) Press
 • Waste not, want not: Secondary use of plastic bags withers with ban  (21) Observer
 • Pets find their forever home during the 'Clear the Shelters' event at the Connecticut Humane Society  (5) Press
 • Mayor's annual back to school pencil hunt Aug. 22  (4) Observer
 • Jewish congregation hosting family friendly weekend, Sept. 6, 8  (3) Observer
 • Born deaf, Bibisi hasn't let condition hinder him from having breakout season for Bristol Knights  (2) Press  , New Posted
 • Program addresses breastfeeding awareness  (1) Observer

• saturday, august 17, 2019
 • 2 car crashes, grass fire keep first responders in Bristol busy Friday afternoon  (45) Press
 • Two Bristol veteran police officers promoted on Friday  (21) Press
 • Former Plainville BOE member who embezzled more than $40K looking to pay restitution with pension fu  (16) Press
 • SWAT team covering Bristol, Plainville, Southington and Plymouth snags first place in regional skill  (10) Press
 • Food and fun at the 9th Annual Family Day in Bristol  (9) Press
 • Volunteers help local summer camp create a garden  (8) Press

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