New electronic sign on Stafford Avenue brings Bristol's total to five

Published on Friday, 13 September 2019 19:31


BRISTOL - The city has installed a new electronic sign on Stafford Avenue in front of St. Paul Catholic High School, bringing the total number of signs throughout the city to five.

Local businessman and entrepreneur Craig Yarde began donating these signs in 1999 as a way to help market Bristol and promote local events and important information throughout the community.

The previously installed signs are located on King Street in front of Bristol Eastern High School; on Wolcott Street in front of Bristol Central High School; on Farmington Avenue in front of Chili’s restaurant, by the Farmington town line; and on the corner of Route 6 and Clark Avenue, by the Plymouth town line. All five signs are managed by the City of Bristol.

“I feel that you can’t communicate enough to the citizens of Bristol,” Yarde said. “These electronic signs enable the nonprofit organizations to utilize this free marketing service to help market Bristol.”

“We greatly appreciate the generosity of Craig Yarde, as well as his enthusiasm in promoting Bristol,” said Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu.

All nonprofit and local civic groups may take advantage of this free marketing service. The guidelines for using the signs to help promote local organizations’ events and happenings can be found on the Electronic Sign Message Submission page on the Bristol All Heart website:

The form submissions will be reviewed on a daily basis and all new messages will be posted once a week, keeping in mind the timing of events. Last minute requests and phone or email requests will not be considered.

Susan Corica can be reached at 860-973-1802 or

Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol on Friday, 13 September 2019 19:31. Updated: Friday, 13 September 2019 19:34.