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Bristol Talks: Headlines & News for March 3, 2015

Bristol Talks is a daily roundup of what people are talking about in Bristol and beyond.

Local Headlines:

Celebrating Queen will rock the Boulevard this April

Bristol Clearing Streets After Another Snowstorm

Thomaston Savings Bank eyes expansion

Queen tribute to rock Memorial Blvd. School

Parking OK is big boost to Page Park field plans

#AaronHernandez

This & That:

The Mayor visited an elementary school today in honor of Dr. Seuss's Birthday. The two books he read to the class are Green Eggs and Ham & Gerald McBoing Boing. Love Dr. Seuss!

The Mayor visited an elementary school today in honor of Dr. Seuss’s Birthday. The two books he read to the class are Green Eggs and Ham & Gerald McBoing Boing. Love Dr. Seuss!

Second Thursday Drum Circle with JAMI RAY!!!

Main Street Community Foundation is no longer on Main Street!

Forestville resident has the flu

Meetings Scheduled for Tuesday, March 3rd

Pine Lake Study
1st Floor Meeting Room, City Hall – 6:30pm

Zoning Board
Council Chambers, City Hall – 7pm

Mixed Martial Arts found their way to Bristol

Mixed Martial Arts found their way to Bristol

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From CTNewsJunkie:

Lawmakers Debate Regulations For Ridesharing Services

The Transportation Committee heard testimony on the topic Monday. Read more

Lembo Predicts Bigger Deficit, Doubts Personal Income Growth

Comptroller Lembo is predicting a $101.2 million deficit. Read more

Harris Discusses DCP

The Courant’s Kevin Hunt sat down with the Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner Jonathan Harris to discusse his goals and plans for the department. Read more

Education Advocates Expected At Approps Hearing

Education advocates including charter school groups are expected to attend the Appropriations Committee public hearing tonight to discuss their concerns with the governor’s proposed budget. Digital First has more

Boucher Critical
of Budget Proposal

State Sen. Toni Boucher criticized the governor’s budget as redistributing money from wealthy towns to cities. The governor and Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch disagree with the state senator’s claim. Hearst Connecticut has more. If the link fails, try this one.

State’s Early
Childhood Services

The Courant takes a closer look at the state’s newly(ish) created Office of Early Childhood. Read more

More Concerns Over Budget Cuts To Programs

This time lawmakers expressed concerns over the governor’s proposed cuts to state parks, fish hatchery and pheasant hunting programs. Courant has more

Malloy Announces Funding for 416 More Preschool Slots

The governor announced fourteen municipalities will receive funding as part of the state’s Smart Start initiative. Read more

CT By The Numbers:

Hospital Outreach Program, New Website and Video Advance Mission of The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp

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Family and friends gather in Milford to remember New Haven homicide victim

Family and friends gather in Milford to remember New Haven homicide victim

MILFORD— A young man was killed in New Haven this past Tuesday and days later family and friends are sharing the memory of their loved one. 28-year-old Thomas Hart was shot and killed near Congress Avenue, the details surrounding the shooting is still unclear. A vigil was held Friday in Milford to honor his memory, multiple people sharing their fondest moments. Matthew Mantini who is a childhood friend of Hart said, “There is not like one thing you can remember […]

Teen diagnosed with two serious illnesses recovers in time for junior prom

Teen diagnosed with two serious illnesses recovers in time for junior prom

MANSFIELD – Teenage years are not easy and they can feel like the toughest of your life. 17-year old Hunter Dale showed us anything is possible as long as you have the right attitude. “I can still remember when I was trying to get him out of the house to walk down to the mailbox. That was his goal for the day,” said Kate Dale, Hunter’s mother. Hunter’s mother remembered the dark days when her son spent countless months in […]

East Haven car crash, fire causes delays on I-95 North

East Haven car crash, fire causes delays on I-95 North

EAST HAVEN — Emergency crews responding to reports of a motor vehicle accident on I-95 Northbound in East Haven. Firefighters are working to put out a car fire that has closed the right lane between Exits 51 and 53. State police report no injuries in the crash. Units are still on scene investigating. We will bring you more information as it becomes available.

Bodies in submerged Missouri vehicle bring storm toll to 9

Bodies in submerged Missouri vehicle bring storm toll to 9

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The bodies of a man and a woman were discovered Friday in a submerged vehicle near the Mississippi River in Missouri, bringing the death toll to nine from storms that have ravaged the central U.S. this week and threaten major flooding through the holiday weekend. John Reinhardt, 20, and Caitlin Frangel, 19, both of Hazelwood, Missouri, were reported missing May 15. Their bodies were found around 4 a.m. on a flooded rural road that runs along […]

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