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Tennis tournament scheduled

April 9, 2015
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The Wint Filipek Sr. Memorial Tennis Tournament is scheduled for June 6 to 14 atthe Copper Valley Swim and Tennis Club, Cheshire. The event is held in partnership with the Cheshire Academy and the Cheshire Park and Recreation Department. This is a non-profit event. All proceeds benefit the Winton S. Filipek Sr. Scholarship Fund, Inc.,…

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Nature Park now open

April 9, 2015
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The Tomasso Nature Park is open for the season for the public to enjoy. This nature facility is open from dawn to dusk and is located off Granger Lane near the Plainville Highway Department and Dog Pound. Access is available through the pedestrian gate through Nov. 15. Established in 1989, The Tomasso Nature Park was…

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‘Guest Reader Day’ at Derynoski Elementary

April 9, 2015
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Guest Reader Day- David Derynosky

By TAMMI NAUDUSSTAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Local officials share stories with students at Derynoski Elementary School on Wednesday, April 1 during “Guest Reader Day.” Volunteers from the community read to students at the annual event. Readers included BOE members David Derynoski and Terri Carmody, Judge Paul Abrams, Barnes Museum curator Marie Secondo, Southington Police Officer Kevin Naranjo, Todd Piro…

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Lincoln College open house on Saturday, April 11

April 9, 2015
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Lincoln College of New England, located at 2279 Mt. Vernon Road, Southington, is hosting an open house on Saturday, April 11 at 10 a.m. Lincoln College of New England, founded in 1966, offers five baccalaureate degree programs in business administration, criminal justice, funeral service management, health information administration, and RN to bachelor of nursing. The…

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Local artist exhibits at Norfolk Artisans Guild

April 9, 2015
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Local artist exhibits at Norfolk Artisans Guild

By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER A Southington artist will be the exhibitor between April 10 and May at the Norfolk Artisans Guild located at Station Place in Norfolk. Jane M. White said she has been painting most of her life. “As a child I used to doodle all the time my family sent me to the…

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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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