Gina Newman, a Bristol hairdresser and salon manager, is the new chairman of the Bristol Zoning Commission. She's 39, a graduate of St. Paul Catholic High School and a hairdressing academy. She's been on city land use boards as a commissioner or alternate for the better part of a decade and is really excited about taking the reins.
She's taking the job vacated by Frank Johnson, who gave it 20 years before he came to his senses. I hear he's no longer dwelling on dwelling units or muttering phrases like "you need to get a special permit" in his sleep.