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  • Men & Boys’ Fund Awards Grants to 4 Nonprofits

    On December 10, the Men & Boys’ Fund at Main Street Community Foundation presented a total of $6,000 in grants to Bristol Youth Services, Bristol Hospital’s Parent & Child Center, Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center, and the Environmental Learning Centers of Connecticut. The $6,000 was double the amount granted in 2017, which was the Men & Boys’ Fund first grant ...READ MORE
  • Webster Bank Supports Connecticut United Ways New Savings Program

    Connecticut United Ways received a $10,000 grant from Webster Bank to support a new campaign to boost emergency savings for financially-struggling families. ALICE Saves will provide participants with cash rewards to kick-start a life-long habit of saving. Connecticut United Ways published the 2018 ALICE Report in September and found that 40% of Connecticut households have income which falls below ...READ MORE
  • Lamont Appoints General Counsel and Senior Advisor

    Governor-elect Ned Lamont announced two senior personnel appointments in his Administration: Superior Court Judge Robert W. Clark will serve as General Counsel and Colleen Flanagan Johnson will serve as Senior Advisor. Clark will oversee legal operations for the office of the Governor, as well as provide expert and strategic advice to the Office of the Governor on all legal matters. Flanagan ...READ MORE
  • Discover Burlington With Suzie Larson

    The Roundup has put together a special section called Discover Burlington! It highlights the history of Burlington and what it has to offer now. Burlington is situated at the foot of the Berkshires and bordering the Farmington River, Burlington is a scenic hill town, rural in nature, located 20 miles west of Hartford. Incorporated in 1806, Burlington is home to the State of Connecticut Fish ...READ MORE
  • Minimum Wage Increase Hot Topic at Bristol Business Forum — Discussed The Battle Ahead

    The Courant reports business leaders at a forum this week made their case against a higher minimum wage, warning that it would reduce employment and speed the trend toward automation. Sen. Henri Martin, R-Bristol, said food distributors in his district have told him they plan to invest in automation if too much of their payroll approaches $20 an hour. When Connecticut raises the base wage in the ...READ MORE
  • Bristol, Burlington Makes List of ‘Tens of thousands’ of Contaminated Sites

    There may be “tens of thousands” of contaminated sites across Connecticut, according to the state, among them 516 designated as brownfields. The DEEP maintains a list of contaminated or potentially contaminated sites in every town, and includes whatever remediation may or may not have been attempted. There are currently 516 brownfields on the DEEP list, 10 of them in Bristol, 1 in ...READ MORE
  • Bristol Police Ramp Up Holiday Patrols

    For the holiday season, Bristol Police have increased their patrols in “certain areas” to help detour incidents of robbery & theft. Some of the areas include convenience stores, shopping centers, and financial institutions. “With the holiday season upon us, incidents of theft and robbery tend to increase. Our goal is to prevent robberies and increase the rate of ...READ MORE
  • Bristol Man Charged With Murder

    One person has been arrested after a double shooting in Hartford that left one teen dead this week. According to officials, police responded to 898 Park Street after receiving a report of two people struck by gunfire. Following an investigation, police developed 24 year-old William Moore of Bristol as a suspect. Officers said the victim and Moore knew each other and the shooting came following a ...READ MORE
  • Discover Burlington: Sessions Woods

    The Roundup has put together a special section called ‘Discover Burlington!’, just in time for the holidays. It highlights the history of Burlington and what it has to offer now. Facts about Burlington Town/City established: Incorporated 1806. Named from: Named to honor England’s 3rd Earl of Burlington. County: Hartford. Notable citizens (past and present): Silas Brooks, early ...READ MORE
  • WP: ESPN Wants to Make ‘SportsCenter’ Great Again

    During a recent episode of “SportsCenter,” anchor Keith Olbermann was counting down a series of top plays when he arrived at a block by Duke star Zion Williamson. “He puts a 21-49 down!” Olbermann announced as a slow motion replay zoomed in on the thunderous rejection. That was an inside joke, one only the most connected of ESPN insiders would understand. Olbermann was referencing the ...READ MORE
  • Aaron Hernandez Mother Makes Rare Statement

    According to Ellen Killoran with Crime Online, newly released phone records from the early years of Aaron Hernandez’s incarceration show that former New England Patriots player expected to return to the football field after he finished his sentence — and believed he would be found not guilty of murdering Odin Lloyd. The Boston Globe obtained recordings of over 900 phone calls Hernandez made ...READ MORE
  • Bristol Senior Veterans Preparing for National Golden Age Games

    News 8 Reports “In June of 2019, a group of Connecticut veterans ages 55 and up will travel to Anchorage, Alaska to compete in the National Golden Age Games. “The National Golden Age Games is the premiere fitness competition for veterans 55 years and older where they compete in a variety of sports,” explained Kelly Boscarino, the director of Chapter 126 Sports & Fitness in Bristol. ...READ MORE

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Jamal Khashoggi and journalists named Time Person of the Year

Jamal Khashoggi and journalists named Time Person of the Year

The Guardians—Jamal Khashoggi, the Capital Gazette, Maria Ressa, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo—are TIME's Person of the Year 2018 #TIMEPOY https://t.co/HvoEaW5oUi pic.twitter.com/9Mr0wBTmvj — TIME (@TIME) December 11, 2018 Time magazine has chosen “The Guardians and the War on Truth,” a group of journalists who have been in the news in 2018, as its Person of the Year. The group includes Jamal Khashoggi, the Washington Post columnist who was killed at the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul this fall. Also […]

EXCLUSIVE: Hartford firefighters honored for their actions in the line of duty

EXCLUSIVE: Hartford firefighters honored for their actions in the line of duty

HARTFORD — Several Hartford Firefighters were honored Monday night for their actions in the line of duty. For the Hartford Fire Department, when they are not putting out fires, they are saving lives. Chief Reginald Freeman of the Hartford Fire Department described an industrial accident from October 20, 2018, “There were two individuals trapped in an industrial machine. Upon our arrival one of the victims had actually freed themselves and fell approximately 30 feet. We treated that individual for her […]

Police officer scales burning building to rescue family stranded on balcony

Police officer scales burning building to rescue family stranded on balcony

NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Body cameras captured the moment a North Brunswick police officer climbed up a burning building to rescue a family. “That fire was just getting larger and larger,” explained Officer Joseph Grasso. “You don’t think, you just act, we had to get them out, time was of the essence.” The fire started Saturday around 10:20 P.M. at the Governor’s Pointe Condominiums. When Officer Grasso arrived, two grandparents and their grandchildren were trapped on the balcony of their apartment. Grasso climbed […]

Teenager saves family from house fire: ‘This kid is a hero’

Teenager saves family from house fire: ‘This kid is a hero’

MUSKEGO, Wis. – A 15-year-old boy from Muskego was hailed a hero for helping his family escape an overnight house fire. According to a friend, the family had fallen asleep while watching a movie. They woke up to a popping sound and saw flames in the living room. The woman tried to put out the fire – but quickly realized it was spreading too fast, according to WITI. Her 15-year-old son called 911 and got his 11-year-old sister out. He then […]

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Radio Station Yields To Listeners Demands; Returns ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ To Playlist

Radio Station Yields To Listeners Demands; Returns ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ To Playlist

After polling thousands of Bay Area radio listeners, San Francisco’s KOIT radio station announced Monday it was returning the controversial ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ holiday song to its daily playlist.

NFL Team Grades Week 14: Dolphins Surprise Patriots

NFL Team Grades Week 14: Dolphins Surprise Patriots

The Dolphins took down the Patriots with a last-second desperation play. How did your NFL team grade out in Week 14?

CDC Warning: ‘Say No To Raw Cookie Dough’

CDC Warning: ‘Say No To Raw Cookie Dough’

Making cookies this holiday season? Officials are warning people not to eat the raw cookie dough.

Fantasy Football Week 14: Playoffs Are Here! Let Philip Rivers Guide The Way

Fantasy Football Week 14: Playoffs Are Here! Let Philip Rivers Guide The Way

CBSSports.com’s Dave Richard likes fantasy stalwart Philip Rivers, as his Chargers meet the porous Bengals defense.

NFL Picks Week 14: Ravens Put Up A Fight, But Chiefs Remain Atop AFC

NFL Picks Week 14: Ravens Put Up A Fight, But Chiefs Remain Atop AFC

CBS Baltimore sports anchor Mark Viviano breaks down the biggest games of the Week 14 slate, including one featuring his hometown Baltimore Ravens.

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