Report questions role of wealth in Lanza’s care

November 23, 2014
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By PAT EATON-ROBB and MICHAEL MELIA Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A new report asks whether the race and affluence of Adam Lanza’s family influenced decisions about how to care for his mental health problems in the years before he committed the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. Among the findings in the report,…

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Community group pushing for more inpatient beds at Bradley

November 23, 2014
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The Community Committee to Save Bradley said that they have still not received answers from Hartford Healthcare regarding their request for more inpatient beds at Bradley Memorial Hospital. CCSB founder Bonnie Sica was sporting a royal blue t-shirt that said “Restore Bradley Memorial Hospital” on the front and “Hartford Healthcare”…

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Connecticut sees 8th month of job gains in October

November 22, 2014
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WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut employers added 3,600 jobs last month, the eighth monthly gain this year as the state recovers from the worst recession in decades, the state Labor Department announced Thursday. However, the unemployment rate of 6.4 percent in October was unchanged from September. That’s higher than the national unemployment rate of 5.8…

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Malloy trims $54.6 million from state agencies

November 22, 2014
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Thursday he is seeking to trim $54.6 million in funding from numerous state agencies to help balance Connecticut’s $20 billion budget. The list of cuts came a day before Malloy’s budget director was scheduled to brief the legislature’s budget- and tax-writing…

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Newtown shooter’s history reviewed in new report

November 22, 2014
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A Connecticut agency that investigated the background of the socially isolated, violence-obsessed man who carried out the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School is issuing a report on his mental health and educational history. The Office of Child Advocate investigates all child deaths in the state for lessons on prevention.…

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Police blotter for Nov. 21

November 22, 2014
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Southington police reported the following arrests: •Daniel F. Soule Jr., 26, of 1476 Meriden Waterbury Rd., Plantsville, was arrested on Nov. 10 and charged with second degree failure to appear. •David V. Divalentino, 51, of 15 South Rd., Southington, was arrested on Nov. 11 and charged with operating a motor vehicle under suspension. He was…

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Thalberg robotics team ready to rumble this weekend

November 21, 2014
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Thalberg robotics team ready to rumble this weekend

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER LEGOs are more than just blocks these days. For children growing up today, LEGOs offer a whole new educational experience unlike the way they were used among previous generations. The opportunity to participate in this new educational activity has risen for 10 fifth graders at Thalberg Elementary School. The Red…

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Donor knows value of YMCA’s LIVESTRONG program

November 21, 2014
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Donor knows value of YMCA’s LIVESTRONG program

Ask Mike Pelletier and wife Sharon why they have donated to the LIVESTRONG Program at the YMCA, and the long-time Southington residents answer is short and sweet. “It was the best way we knew how to say thanks,” Pelletier said, according to a YMCA press release. Mike retired in 2012, after 30 years of service…

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Macy’s parade will march to Southington drummer

November 21, 2014
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Macy’s parade will march to Southington drummer

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER A recent Southington High School graduate will be participating in New York City’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. Bryson Teel, a 2013 graduate, will be marching with Drum Corp International. Teel started drumming when he was 9, but really began to take marching band seriously when he joined the marching band…

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