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    • Jillybean's Farmstand Opens In Farmington

      With the construction of her new farm stand, Jill Jarrett has returned to selling her crops in her hometown of Farmington. For years, Jarrett worked at, and later operated, her aunt and uncle's Krell Farm in Farmington.

    • Confused Drivers Pull Into Oncoming Traffic During Construction In Bristol

      With long-term construction adding to traffic backups on Route 6, city police are asking motorists to pay closer attention to signs and flaggers. One eastbound lane of Route 6 near Stafford Avenue is out of use while contractors dig up the pavement.

    • Man Arrested, Charged With Sexually Assaulting Girl In Plainville, Police Say

      Spencer Roy, 23, of Forest Street was charged with four counts of second-degree sexual assault, three counts of risk of injury to a minor and two counts of making a false statement, they said Thursday. Roy was arrested Tuesday at Superior Court in Bristol where he was appearing on other charges, Lt.

    • ESPN gives a Sunday home to its top magazine show

      In this May 3, 2017 image released by ESPN, co-hosts Bob Ley, left, and Jeremy Schaap appear on the set of the revamped Sunday magazine series, "E:60," in Bristol, Conn. The first new "E:60," featuring a story about the Syrian national soccer team, airs Sunday at 9 a.m. ET.

    • Judge Vacates Aaron Hernandez's Murder Conviction After His Death

      Hernandez's attorneys praised the judge's decision and declined to answer reporters' questions on whether it would have any influence on civil lawsuits by the families of the men he was accused of murdering. He had a $40 million contract with the Patriots when he was arrested and charged on June 26, 2013 in the death of Lloyd, who was found shot to death on June 17, 2013 in an industrial park near Hernandez's North Attleborough home.

    • DOT Says Bristol Rail Tracks A No Go For Commuter Service

      The railroad tracks through Bristol are a valuable part of the state's freight rail network, but restoring passenger service on the route isn't feasible, the state transportation department concluded in a new report. Bringing the line up to modern safety standards for passenger service, building stations and installing signals could cost $530 million, the DOT said after a multi-year study.

    • 'Deadspin' Trolling Bullied ESPN Into Going Politically Correct, Jason Whitlock Claims

      A fear of the Deadspin website became pervasive at ESPN, journalist Jason Whitlock claims, resulting in the Worldwide Leader in Sports going full-on politically correct. To minimize any further negative or hostile stories about it posted by Deadspin , the ESPN culture adopted Deadspin's progressive agenda and abandoned its former risk-taking approach to programming, he insists.

    • Former NFL star is latest casualty of ESPN layoffs

      In this week's Media Circus, SI's Richard Deitsch examines stories behind some of the individuals recently let go by ESPN. Hall of Famer and NFL analyst Jerome Bettis is the latest to fall victim to the massive round of job cuts at ESPN.

    • Man suffers potentially life threatening injuries in motorcycle accident in Bristol

      Police say around 10:07 p.m., they were called to the area of 275 Terryville Road. When officers arrived on the scene, they found a motorcycle operator suffering from potential life threatening injuries.

    • ESPN launches new podcast series, bringing back TrueHoop cast to NBA fans

      Like Jon Snow being resurrected by Game of Thrones' Red Priestess, the basketball gods have decided to give one of the most beloved sports podcasts a second chance. ESPN's TrueHoop podcasts are back.

    • Bristol police arrest two on drug charges

      Bristol police have arrested two men on drug charges after executing a search warrant at a home on Farmington Avenue on Wednesday morning. The two men, identified as 46-year-old Roger Tuscano and William Shumway, now face charges in connection with the bust.

    • Father accidentally backs over and kills his toddler

      A Connecticut father accidentally killed his toddler on Sunday when he backed into him while reversing his vehicle, police said. Cops were called to the home, on Sycamore Street in Bristol, shortly before noon, but the 21-month-old child was pronounced dead at the scene.

    • ESPN will look dramaticallydifferent in 1 year

      This week, ESPN laid off more than 100 employees, almost all of them TV personalities, radio hosts, and writers. It had been widely reported that cuts were coming, but in the end, the company cut double the number initially expected.

    • State Police: Man Arrested After Disturbance In New Britain Court

      A man who troopers say threatened a crime victim in court Wednesday is scheduled to return to court after his arrest. Jeremy A. Sykes, 28, of Robertson Street in Bristol was charged with first-degree harassment and violation of a protective order, state police said.

    • Does ESPNU's relocation spell trouble or opportunity for ACC Network?

      The terrible news around ESPN's high-profile layoffs on Wednesday also included some information around ESPNU relocating its studio operations to Bristol, Conn. , away from Charlotte, N.C. Despite ESPN's college sports-focused network moving, it appears layoffs in Charlotte will be minimal , and the SEC Network operations will continue to be housed there.

    • ESPN lays off some 100 employees in latest purge

      ESPN laid off approximately 100 employees Wednesday, as many on-air talent and writers as behind-the-scenes production people, in its latest round of staff downsizing as it tries to stay profitable for parent company ABC and its shareholders, as well as reduce expenses in light of escalating sports rights broadcasting fees. The Bristol, Conn.-based company, which also has a major studio presence in LA Live near Staples Center, had a round of layoffs in 2013 as many as 300 at that time involved in programming, editors and producers.

    • Journalists fire back at 'dirtbags reveling in ESPN's layoffs'

      ESPN's on-air and online talent could see a big hit in the network's forthcoming layoffs. Job cuts, whether they're called layoffs or buyouts, are an unpleasant fact of life and when they hit a sports-media company that bills itself as "the Worldwide Leader," they're a hot-button target.

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