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Dems champion House budget

June 4, 2015
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Budget

HARTFORD – The Connecticut House of Representatives backed a biennial budget package on Wednesday (HB 7-61) that propses property tax relief to working families and provides increased spending for transportation systems in the state. “Our budget provides significant property tax relief for hardworking, middle-class families. Every town and city will receive additional state aid,” Rep. Zoni…

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Lincoln College of New England graduates first nursing class

June 4, 2015
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Schools - Lincoln College Nursing Grads (Big)

Lincoln College of New England (LCNE) in Southington celebrated its 48th Annual Commencement Ceremony on May 15, graduating 205 students, including the school’s first class of Registered Nurse (RN) and bachelor’s of nursing (BSN) graduates, above. Newly appointed LCNE President Denise Lewicki said that she is very proud of all of this year’s graduates. Nursing…

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Raffle tickets available for Harley bike

June 2, 2015
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It is Harley time again at the New England Carousel Museum kicking off the 20th year for its Harley Davidson Street Glide raffle to benefit the museum. The raffle will help benefit the museum’s educational programming and general operations. First prize is a 2015 Harley Davidson FLHX Street Glide Motorcycle; second prize is a 5′…

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Miscellaneous listings for May 29

May 29, 2015
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Miscellaneous listings for May 29

FRIDAY, MAY 29 OTHER ASBURY’S FIRST GAME NIGHT. 7 p.m. Fun, fellowship, games. For young and young-at-heart. Movie set up for those children too young to play or who don’t wish to play games. Ping pong table available. Babysitter available so mothers and fathers can play while their children are entertained. Free popcorn and lemonade…

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Performance listings for May 29

May 29, 2015
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FRIDAY, MAY 29 OTHER DUELING COMIX PIANOS. 10:30 p.m. Comix at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $15 to $25. ComixatFoxwoods.com JUNE 4-6 OTHER JAY LARSON. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 p.m. Saturday at 10:30 p.m. Comix at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. ComixatFoxwoods.com SATURDAY, JUNE 6 BRISTOL JIMMY MAZZ LAS VEGAS LEGENDS SHOW. 8…

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And the guests all wore white…

May 29, 2015
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When guests arrive at White Night Bristol at the American Clock and Watch Museum on Maple Street in Bristol on Saturday, June 13, they are asked to wear white, which is the tradition of the arts-oriented event. But beyond the fact guests are asked to wear white, the style is their own choice. However, Simply…

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Learning to recognize the signs of mental illness

May 29, 2015
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Mental Illness

From the Plainville-Southington Health District: 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…

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Coyotes and bobcats and bears, oh my

May 29, 2015
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Tom Pepe of Suburban Wildlife Solutions with a trapped coyote.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER When Dave Denino began seeing packs of coyotes along the wood line of his property near Panthorn Park, he was concerned that the coyote community had grown in his neighborhood. He heard reports of neighborhood children encountering the dogs, heard howls from across LaCorse Pond at night, and began to see packs…

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Lessons learned, accomplishments achieved

May 28, 2015
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Southington’s Brendan Carroll, left, is this year’s valedictorian at St. Paul Catholic High School in Bristol. Carroll and salutatorian Sydney Riddick, right, will deliver speeches at the school’s graduation ceremony on June 2.

By LISA CAPOBIANCOSTAFF WRITER Sydney Riddick and Brendan Carroll learned some of the greatest life lessons over the past four years at St. Paul Catholic High School. For Sydney, the biggest lesson she ever learned throughout high school was “Keep trying” and “don’t give up.” For Brendan, the biggest lesson he learned at St. Paul was…

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Southington resident nominated to CT Superior Court

May 28, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Gov. Malloy (D-Conn.) nominated four Connecticut residents to fill vacancies on the Superior Court – one of them, Gerald L. Harmon of Southington. On Tuesday, May 12, Gov. Malloy nominated Harmon and residents from New Britain, West Hartford and Greenwich to serve on the Connecticut Superior Court. The Superior Court hears cases…

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