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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Letter: Library thanks public for success of Southington Reads event

April 4, 2015
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To the editor: Our 10th Annual Southington Reads was a huge success. Nearly 400 enthusiastic readers came to see and hear New York Times best-selling author Chris Bohjalian present his personal and thoughtful program at the Aqua Turf Club. This important event in the cultural life of our community would not be possible without the…

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Police arrest local man for check forgery and theft

April 3, 2015
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Police arrest local man for check forgery and theft

The Southington Police Department announced that 26-year old Daniel Meyer of Southington was arrested on an active arrest warrant on March 25 at the Bristol courthouse. Meyer was arrested for seven counts of third degree forgery and two counts of fifth degree larceny and held on a $2,500 bond. According to the police, the warrant…

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Police make arrest in domestic dispute

April 3, 2015
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Police make arrest in domestic dispute

On March 27, at approximately 6:18 a.m., Southington police were dispatched to the Days Inn on Laning street after receiving a report of a domestic dispute. According to a police press release, the victim reported she was assaulted by her boyfriend, Louis Flores, age 29 of Waterbury, and she sustained a minor injury. According to…

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Boys lacrosse is ready to rebuild: Young Knights have same commitment to excellence

April 3, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Last year, the Blue Knight boys lacrosse program proved their mettle in tournament situations. The bigger the game, the bigger the performance. It was a breakout season, and Coach Ron Chase hopes that it’s just the beginning. Southington was coming off of a 10-6 (3-3) regular season when they began their…

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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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