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Family leads children down The Sunshine Road

May 15, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Torrington may be miles away from the shoreline. But there’s going to be a beach party this Sunday, with a whole lot of Sunshine. The Sunshine Road that is. The Sunshine Road will be presenting a “Rockin’ Beach Party” Sunday at the Warner Theater’s Nancy Marine Studio Theater in Torrington.…

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Malloy touts tourism, avoids details on state spending cuts

May 13, 2015
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By STEPHEN SINGER Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The state’s marketing efforts have boosted tourism, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Tuesday. But he avoided details on how budget negotiations may ultimately affect how much the state will spend to promote it. Speaking Tuesday at the annual Connecticut Governor’s Conference on Tourism, he said the…

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Naming rights, ads, considered to help cover transportation

May 12, 2015
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Selling more advertising and leasing naming rights are being discussed as possible ways to raise at least a small portion of the money needed to operate Connecticut’s transportation system without inflicting much financial pain on taxpayers and commuters. Corporate sponsorship of highway rest stops and other…

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Bristol Blues seek area host families for players; season begins June 1

May 11, 2015
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Do you love baseball? Or maybe you just like meeting new people. Are you interested in helping to shape a young man’s career, possibly a professional baseball career? If so, you may be a perfect candidate to host a Bristol Blues player this summer. This summer, approximately 25 young men will come to Bristol’s Muzzy…

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Do you know the signs of mental illness?

May 10, 2015
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Recipients of Central Connecticut Senior Health Services’ 2014 Clarence J. Silvia Leadership Awards include, from left, Nancy Albino, Debra Labbe, Jeanne Junget, Anne Marie Massey, Jeff Pocock, Steve McCarty and Robin Cattanio.

The Plainville-Southington Health District wants to make residents aware of the signs and symptoms of mental illness. Mental illness is any disease or condition that influences the way a person thinks, feels, behaves, and/or relates to others and to his or her surroundings. Symptoms can range from mild to severe and are different depending on…

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Synthetic pot leads to spike in hospitalizations across US

May 10, 2015
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By DAVE COLLINS Associated Press HARTFORD, Connecticut (AP) _ A huge spike in hospitalizations last month caused by a class of drugs often called “synthetic marijuana” illustrates the potency and dangers of the chemicals used to make them and the shifty tactics authorities believe manufacturers are using to evade regulation. Poison control centers around the…

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Malloy wants lawmakers to pass transportation lockbox bill

May 10, 2015
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is urging state lawmakers in the final weeks of this year’s legislative session to pass his version of a bill that would ensure transportation revenues are spent only on transportation projects. The Democratic governor said creating a so-called lockbox for transportation revenues…

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Hummer owned by Aaron Hernandez found for sale at car lot

May 10, 2015
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WRENTHAM, Mass. (AP) _ A Hummer owned by former New England Patriots star and convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez has been found for sale at a used car lot. Hernandez was convicted last month of the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd. Lloyd’s mother is suing him, and her lawyers have been trying to find Hernandez’s assets.…

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Dining listings for May 8

May 8, 2015
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SUNDAY, MAY 10 SOUTHINGTON MOTHER’S DAY BREAKFAST. 9 a.m. to noon. Mothers served complimentary mimosa or Bloody Mary. Pancakes, French toast, scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, home fries, fruit, pastries, juice, coffee, tea. Southington Elks Club, 114 Main St., Southington. THURSDAY, MAY 14 OTHER FREE WORKSHOP: GLUTEN-FREE PIZZA MAKING. 1 p.m. With author and gluten-free lifestyle…

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Seniors listings for May 8

May 8, 2015
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MAY 11, 18 PLAINVILLE QUESTIONS FOR A SOCIAL WORKER. 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Mondays. Stephanie Soucy, Plainville Senior Center Outreach Coordinator available to answer questions on a walk-in basis. Questions about Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare Part D, Medicare Savings Program, Housing Options, Alzheimer’s Help, Caregiving, Homecare, etc. Open to residents of Plainville, 60 years of age…

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