Meet Mrs Connecticut International

April 7, 2015
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Paula Mele, resident of New Britain, is the official titleholder of Mrs. Connecticut International 2015. The International System is an organization that promotes today’s married women’s accomplishments and commitment to family. Raised on the Southern Outer Banks of North Carolina on Cedar Island N.C., she earned a four-year scholarship to study music, attended East Carolina…

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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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Boy Scouts honor Ron Tooley for half century of service

April 7, 2015
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Ron Tooley receives recognition for more than 50 years of service to the Boy Scouts of America. From left, CT Yankee Council Unit Commissioner Roger Poggio, Troop 17 Scoutmaster Tom Polzella, Tooley, Troop 17 Scoutmaster Dan Quinlan, and Troop 17 Assistant Scoutmaster Art Quinlan.

A Southington man who has dedicated 53 years to the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) program was honored during the March 1 worship service at First Baptist Church of Southington. Ron Tooley was never a Boy Scout himself, but he has performed a vital role in the formation of hundreds, if not thousands, of boys…

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Connecticut, Notre Dame in NCAA title game _ again

April 7, 2015
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By FRED GOODALL AP Sports Writer TAMPA, Fla. (AP) _ All season it seemed like a foregone conclusion that Connecticut would play for another women’s national championship. It wasn’t as clear cut for Huskies nemesis Notre Dame. The nation’s winningest programs since 2009 are right back where they were a year ago, meeting in 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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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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