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Household Hazardous Waste collection set for May 2

April 8, 2015
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On Saturday, May 2, residents of member towns in the Tunxis Recycling region will have the opportunity to bring Household Hazardous Waste to the Tunxis Recycling Household Hazardous Waste Collection, sponsored by the Town and the Bristol Facility Policy Board. On May 2, a collection event will be held at the Plainville Roadways Garage, on…

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Connecticut Budget-Land Conservation – Advocates opposing Malloy plan to strip preservation fund

April 7, 2015
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Advocates for land conservation, affordable housing, historic preservation and farming are opposing Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s plan to remove money from a fund for historic preservation, open space purchases and affordable housing. The Day of New London reports (http://bit.ly/1y8sFHu ) that Malloy’s proposed budget would empty the fund of about $13…

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Bristol natives bring sound of rock’s royalty, Queen, to Blvd. April 11

April 7, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR In his hometown of Bristol, Joe Archambeault said he was best known as a top-notch baseball pitcher in his younger days. Now, he is best known across the country as JJ Midnight, the front man of the band Celebrating Queen. And later this month, Archambeault will take to the stage…

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Annual OM variety show has a new captain this year

April 7, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR There is a new face taking charge behind the scenes of this year’s annual OM Show. Although, in the world of Bristol’s community performing arts, she’s a familiar face. Maria Salice, who has been part of the OM Show as a performer, is taking over the directing reins for the…

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Bill would allow Connecticut spouses to keep more assets

April 7, 2015
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A bill that would allow the spouse of someone living in a nursing home to keep more of the couple’s assets is moving through the General Assembly. Under the state’s current Medicaid rules, the spouse who remains in the community can keep half of the couple’s combined assets or the federal…

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Lawmakers struggle to replenish Malloy’s human service cuts

April 7, 2015
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Proposed funding cuts to social service programs are one of the most vexing challenges for Connecticut lawmakers as they struggle to find the money to replenish what some call devastating reductions. Both Democrats and Republicans have voiced strong objections to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposal, which…

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District enhances school security and safety plan

April 3, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER Joseph A. DePaolo Middle School Principal Frank Pepe presented an outline of the district’s updated school security and safety plan. “It’s something that will come before the board each year, and it’s because of a public act that really evolved based on tragedies around the country and then very close to…

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Senior listings for April 3

April 3, 2015
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MONDAY, APRIL 6 BRISTOL SPRING CLASS REGISTRATION FOR BRISTOL SENIOR CENTER. 8:30 a.m. For spring art and exercise classess. Bristol Senior Center main office, 240 Stafford Ave., Bristol. APRIL 8-MAY 6 PLAINVILLE IPAD BASICS CLASS. Wednesdays, 1 to 3 p.m. Taught by instructor Evelyn Morin. The basics of using your iPad, downloading “Apps,” surfing the…

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Support group listings for April 3

April 3, 2015
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ONGOING BRISTOL AL-ANON. Tuesdays 10 to 11:30 a.m. St. Gregory Hall, Stafford Avenue and Maltby Street, Bristol. Families and friends of alcoholics welcome. AL-ANON. Fridays 7:30 to 9 p.m. St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 1024 Stafford Ave., Bristol. Families and friends of alcoholics welcome. BRISTOL MS SUPPORT GROUP. 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each…

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Meeting listings for April 3

April 3, 2015
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APRIL 6, 20 OTHER QUILTS THAT CARE. Monday, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center, 1075 Chase Parkway, Waterbury. (860) 945-0184, QuiltsThatCare.Deb@gmail.com, QuiltsThatCare.org APRIL 7, 21 BRISTOL QUILTS THAT CARE. Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. (860) 945-0184, QuiltsThatCare.Deb@gmail.com, QuiltsThatCare.org ONGOING PLAINVILLE CITIZENS AND PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION.…

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