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Getting ready for some serious baseball with the Bristol Blues

April 10, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER It might have been a cold April Fools’ Day, but it was no joke that the Bristol Blues baseball organization couldn’t wait to get its inaugural season underway as they warmly greeted the press. Bristol Blues Manager Barry Lyons, Bristol Mayor Ken Cockayne, Commissioner of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League…

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Tennis tournament scheduled

April 9, 2015
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The Wint Filipek Sr. Memorial Tennis Tournament is scheduled for June 6 to 14 atthe Copper Valley Swim and Tennis Club, Cheshire. The event is held in partnership with the Cheshire Academy and the Cheshire Park and Recreation Department. This is a non-profit event. All proceeds benefit the Winton S. Filipek Sr. Scholarship Fund, Inc.,…

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Nature Park now open

April 9, 2015
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The Tomasso Nature Park is open for the season for the public to enjoy. This nature facility is open from dawn to dusk and is located off Granger Lane near the Plainville Highway Department and Dog Pound. Access is available through the pedestrian gate through Nov. 15. Established in 1989, The Tomasso Nature Park was…

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Household Hazardous Waste collection set for May 2

April 8, 2015
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On Saturday, May 2, residents of member towns in the Tunxis Recycling region will have the opportunity to bring Household Hazardous Waste to the Tunxis Recycling Household Hazardous Waste Collection, sponsored by the Town and the Bristol Facility Policy Board. On May 2, a collection event will be held at the Plainville Roadways Garage, on…

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Meet Mrs Connecticut International

April 7, 2015
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Paula Mele, resident of New Britain, is the official titleholder of Mrs. Connecticut International 2015. The International System is an organization that promotes today’s married women’s accomplishments and commitment to family. Raised on the Southern Outer Banks of North Carolina on Cedar Island N.C., she earned a four-year scholarship to study music, attended East Carolina…

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Connecticut Budget-Land Conservation – Advocates opposing Malloy plan to strip preservation fund

April 7, 2015
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Advocates for land conservation, affordable housing, historic preservation and farming are opposing Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s plan to remove money from a fund for historic preservation, open space purchases and affordable housing. The Day of New London reports (http://bit.ly/1y8sFHu ) that Malloy’s proposed budget would empty the fund of about $13…

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Bristol natives bring sound of rock’s royalty, Queen, to Blvd. April 11

April 7, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR In his hometown of Bristol, Joe Archambeault said he was best known as a top-notch baseball pitcher in his younger days. Now, he is best known across the country as JJ Midnight, the front man of the band Celebrating Queen. And later this month, Archambeault will take to the stage…

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Annual OM variety show has a new captain this year

April 7, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR There is a new face taking charge behind the scenes of this year’s annual OM Show. Although, in the world of Bristol’s community performing arts, she’s a familiar face. Maria Salice, who has been part of the OM Show as a performer, is taking over the directing reins for the…

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Connecticut, Notre Dame in NCAA title game _ again

April 7, 2015
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By FRED GOODALL AP Sports Writer TAMPA, Fla. (AP) _ All season it seemed like a foregone conclusion that Connecticut would play for another women’s national championship. It wasn’t as clear cut for Huskies nemesis Notre Dame. The nation’s winningest programs since 2009 are right back where they were a year ago, meeting in the…

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Bill would allow Connecticut spouses to keep more assets

April 7, 2015
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A bill that would allow the spouse of someone living in a nursing home to keep more of the couple’s assets is moving through the General Assembly. Under the state’s current Medicaid rules, the spouse who remains in the community can keep half of the couple’s combined assets or the federal…

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