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New Bristol Boys and Girls Club holding open house Nov. 28

November 19, 2014
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The new Don Tinty Bristol Boys & Girls Club Family Center will open its doors to the public this Friday, Nov. 28 during an open house. The open house will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the new center located on West Street. The event features a number of local sponsors, including…

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Middle schools being recruited for model UN

November 19, 2014
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Capitalizing on middle schoolers’ increasing interest in world affairs, Kingswood Oxford is hosting its third annual Model UN for Middle Schools on Saturday, March 21 from 8:30 a.m. to-4:30 p.m. All middle schools throughout the state are encouraged to register for the conference, which will introduce students in grades 6, 7 and 8 to global…

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Compounce partners with Christmas WishCT

November 19, 2014
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Lake Compounce has announced its new partnership with the Christmas Wish CT charity. Christmas Wish CT will celebrate their 10th year of granting wishes in 2014. In prior years the Christmas Wish CT annual party has been held at the CBS Radio headquarters in Farmington. This year, the expansion to Lake Compounce Holiday Lights will allow…

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Access Health CT offers avatar to make navigating health care coverage options easier

November 19, 2014
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Access Health CT is the first state-based health exchange to launch an online avatar to help consumers through the process of comparing plans and shopping for quality, affordable health care coverage. Named “Tina,” this virtual assistant offers guidance and answers to consumer questions on the AHCT website. “During the 2014 open enrollment, 45 percent of…

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Art League holding juried show; artwork accepted for submission

November 19, 2014
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The Art League of New Britain will hold its Third Annual Photography Show, Juried for Entry and Prizes, from Friday, Dec. 5 to Sunday, Jan. 4. There will be an opening reception on Friday, Dec. 5, from 6 to 9 p.m. with refreshments provided. The jurors will be Craig Frederick (artist, sculptor, and instructor CCSU)…

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Sen. Markley honored by emergency physicians

November 19, 2014
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Sen. Markley honored by emergency physicians

State Senator Joe Markley recently received The Connecticut College of Emergency Physicians legislator of the year award. Sen. Markley worked to pass a bill allowing Medicaid reimbursement for emergency departments across the state. The bill was passed with bipartisan support. The AAC Medicaid Reimbursement for Emergency Department bill allows emergency department physicians to be reimbursed…

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Connecticut OKs higher electric generating rates

November 19, 2014
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NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut regulators have approved higher rates to generate electricity for residential and business customers of two utilities. The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority announced Monday its approval of higher standard service rates proposed by Connecticut Light and Power and United Illuminating. The cost of natural gas has been rising due to…

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Connecticut courts rank highest for access

November 19, 2014
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By DAVE COLLINS Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut’s court system scored highest among state judiciaries in serving poor, disabled and other disadvantaged members of the public, while Oklahoma’s overall score is the lowest in the country, according new rankings. Connecticut led all states with a score of 73.4 out of 100 and was…

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Police target ATV riders without chasing them

November 18, 2014
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By PAT EATON-ROBB Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Popping wheelies and running stop lights, ATV street riders who buzz through Connecticut cities in packs have long frustrated police, who are prohibited from chasing the riders through congested urban neighborhoods. Police are now pursuing more creative ways to stop them, setting up a hotline in…

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Labor, environmentalists oppose CL&P rate request

November 18, 2014
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EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A coalition of labor, religious and environmental groups is lobbying state regulators to reject Connecticut Light & Power’s request for a higher rate intended to upgrade equipment following storms and to prevent future outages. The Connecticut Roundtable on Climate and Jobs is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Monday at…

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