Boys basketball: Central, Eastern prepare to face-off

By MICHAEL LETENDRE SPORTS WRITER   BRISTOL – The first contest between the Bristol Central and Bristol Eastern boys basketball teams takes place on Friday, Jan. 24 and the epic challenge in this historic rivalry should be a real dandy. Central has a highly skilled 7-footer, Eastern has grit and determination and the contest could … Continue reading “Boys basketball: Central, Eastern prepare to face-off”

Boys basketball: Central, Eastern prepare to face-off

By MICHAEL LETENDRE SPORTS WRITER   BRISTOL – The first contest between the Bristol Central and Bristol Eastern boys basketball teams takes place on Friday, Jan. 24 and the epic challenge in this historic rivalry should be a real dandy. Central has a highly skilled 7-footer, Eastern has grit and determination and the contest could … Continue reading “Boys basketball: Central, Eastern prepare to face-off”

Boys basketball: Central clinches tourney berth

  By MICHAEL LETENDRE SPORTS WRITER   BRISTOL – State tournament qualification for the Bristol Central boys basketball team came just 10 games into the season this year as the Rams belted Simsbury by a 58-46 final in a Central Connecticut Conference interdivisional tilt from the Charles C. Marsh Gymnasium in Bristol on Friday, Jan. … Continue reading “Boys basketball: Central clinches tourney berth”

Boys basketball: Central clinches tourney berth

  By MICHAEL LETENDRE SPORTS WRITER   BRISTOL – State tournament qualification for the Bristol Central boys basketball team came just 10 games into the season this year as the Rams belted Simsbury by a 58-46 final in a Central Connecticut Conference interdivisional tilt from the Charles C. Marsh Gymnasium in Bristol on Friday, Jan. … Continue reading “Boys basketball: Central clinches tourney berth”

Boys basketball: Buzz builds for Eastern’s Elijah Parent

By MICHAEL LETENDRE SPORTS WRITER   BRISTOL – Basketball standout Elijah Parent is building quite a reputation for himself on the boys team at Bristol Eastern. And on Thursday, Jan. 16, he added a little more buzz to his name. Parent drained the game-winning three-pointer at the buzzer against Avon as the Lancers scored a … Continue reading “Boys basketball: Buzz builds for Eastern’s Elijah Parent”

Boys basketball: Buzz builds for Eastern’s Elijah Parent

By MICHAEL LETENDRE SPORTS WRITER   BRISTOL – Basketball standout Elijah Parent is building quite a reputation for himself on the boys team at Bristol Eastern. And on Thursday, Jan. 16, he added a little more buzz to his name. Parent drained the game-winning three-pointer at the buzzer against Avon as the Lancers scored a … Continue reading “Boys basketball: Buzz builds for Eastern’s Elijah Parent”

For these young bluesmen, the genre is far from irrelevant

  by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR If you look to Billboard’s list of top-selling artists of 2019, there is not a single blues artist to be found. There’s plenty of country and rap. But there’s not a single artist who slings a guitar and plays 12-bar blues. But don’t you dare tell Middletown’s Ryan Newman, … Continue reading “For these young bluesmen, the genre is far from irrelevant”

For these young bluesmen, the genre is far from irrelevant

  by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR If you look to Billboard’s list of top-selling artists of 2019, there is not a single blues artist to be found. There’s plenty of country and rap. But there’s not a single artist who slings a guitar and plays 12-bar blues. But don’t you dare tell Middletown’s Ryan Newman, … Continue reading “For these young bluesmen, the genre is far from irrelevant”

Diversity council, Interfaith group to hold educational program Feb. 5

The City of Bristol Diversity Council and the community-based Bristol Interfaith Coalition are co-sponsoring a free educational event on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at the Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol to celebrate this United Nations-endorsed effort to promote harmony between peoples of different faiths. The need for an annual designated week to improve interfaith … Continue reading “Diversity council, Interfaith group to hold educational program Feb. 5”