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Don’t be a hater, love Bristol

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Why are we so quick to hate on Bristol, Hartford, and Connecticut?

Many of us like to put down Bristol, yet we have some of the best schools, parks, people, sports teams and pizza, yes pizza. Not to mention ESPN and Lake Compounce!

Richard Sugarman, founding president of The Connecticut Forum wrote an interesting piece on why we are so quick to hate Hartford and Connecticut.

Sugarman said “People from all walks of life, with a variety of interests and backgrounds, seem eager to join the discussion when the subject turns to what’s wrong with Hartford and what’s wrong with Connecticut.”

This identity crisis clearly applies to Bristol as well. 

You can read the full op-ed here.

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