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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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Chamber announces tickets for Lake Compounce outing

May 13, 2015
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A Limited amount of tickets for the annual Chamber of Commerce Community Outing at Lake Compounce on Thursday, June 25. The outing is hosted each year by the Chamber in conjunction with Lake Compounce. Each ticket provides free parking, access to rides from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and a buffet under the park’s pavilion…

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Chamber seeks Executive Director

May 13, 2015
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The Board of Directors of the Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce announced a job opening for the new Chamber Executive Director. The position and its details will be listed on Indeed.com, and all interested applicants are encouraged to submit their resume through the job board website. Applications will be accepted from Friday, May 15, 2015…

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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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Chamber women hold ‘Girls Night Out’

May 11, 2015
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The 10th annual Girls Night Out sponsored by the Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce Chamber Women group is scheduled for Wednesday, May 27 from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Aqua Turf. Over 300 women attended last year’s event. The event features numerous vendors, music, raffles, food stations, and demonstrations. Girls Night Out is…

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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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