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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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Support group listings for May 8

May 8, 2015
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MAY 13, JUNE 10, JULY 8 BRISTOL PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH CHALLENGING BEHAVIORS SUPPORT GROUP. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Parent and Child Center, 9 Prospect St., Bristol. Funded by a grant from the Petit Foundation and the Rotary Club of Bristol. (860) 585-3895, cgaray@bristolhospital.org ONGOING BRISTOL NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUP MEETING. Thursday at 7:30 p.m. All…

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Meetings listing for May 8

May 8, 2015
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TUESDAY, MAY 12 BRISTOL BUSINESS BUILDERS. 9 to 10:30 a.m. Speaker, Donna Groccia-Lubik, CPA. “Power Tax Tips: What Every Taxpayer Should Know.” Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce, 200 Main St., Bristol. THURSDAY, MAY 14 SOUTHINGTON SOUTHINGTON LAND TRUST ANNUAL MEETING. 6 p.m. Buffet includes sirloin tips, chicken parmesan, chicken francais, and other sides. Cash bar.…

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Kids listings for May 8

May 8, 2015
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SATURDAY, MAY 9 SOUTHINGTON ‘TOUCH A TRUCK.’ Held by American Legion Auxiliary, Kiltonic Unit 72 and Southington Parks and Recreation. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Southington Drive-In, 935 Meriden Waterbury Turnpike, Plantsville. $3 for children, $1 for adults. BRISTOL PINE LAKE’S 2ND ANNUAL KIDS FISHING DERBY. 7 a.m. to noon. Age groups, 5 to 8,…

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