Bristol Roundup

Cooling Centers: Where The Hot Go To Chill


The Mayor’s Office announced temperatures are on the rise for the next few days with high heat and humidity. Here are Bristol cooling stations for those needing help to get away from the heat. The Bristol Public Library – Main Branch at 5 High Street, is open as a Cooling ...READ MORE

Meet People From Bristol’s Past: Ola Dahlgren


Bristol lost a beautiful post office and so many downtown buildings. Images of those long gone buildings flood social media. However, the history of Bristol is also about people, not buildings. Inside those building were people. People who offered services, people who played sports, people who ...READ MORE

WATCH: Weather Phenomenon Appears in Bristol


It is called a dust devil. No, it is not a vacuum but a strong, well-formed, and relatively long-lived whirlwind. They are comparable to tornadoes, both are a weather phenomenon involving a vertically oriented rotating column of wind. Dust devils form as a swirling updraft under sunny ...READ MORE

Being Forgetful Pays Off Big for Local Resident


For most people, being forgetful is a real nuisance. Not true, for John Smedick, Jr. of Torrington. While John faithfully plays his favorite lottery numbers every morning — his wedding date and family birthdays — last Friday, he just couldn’t remember if he bought a ticket that night. To be ...READ MORE

Bristol Sprouts Another Farmers Market


The Mayor’s office announced the addition of a Farmers Market at the Federal Hill Green. Due to the success of the Farmers Market downtown, the Mayor’s office, in association with the Bristol Development Authority and the Parks and Recreation Department, decided to pilot a second Farmers Market ...READ MORE

Visions For Vacancies: Former Super Natural Deli


Periodically, I’ll feature a commercial building that is for lease or for sale and asks you to tell me what you think would be the best use for it. Forget what zone it’s in, ignore setback regulations, dump lot coverage rules and all the other zoning jargon that puts most people to sleep. If ...READ MORE

Buy Nothing Movement Hits Bristol


The sweeping social media Buy Nothing Project is a hyper-local focused gift giving project based on the simple acts of giving and receiving, no cash involved. Started in the Pacific Northwest, the project expanded to more than 280,000 members in 18 nations in less than three years. Members give ...READ MORE