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Obituaries: Monique L. Fortin

May 4, 2016
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Monique L. Fortin, 72, of Plymouth passed peacefully at her home on Monday, May 2, 2016 with her family by her side. She was born on October 23, 1943 in “le rang neuf” St. Ludger, Quebec.  She was the daughter of Wellie and Emiliene Fluet. In 1963 Monique married and moved to the “Frog Hollow”…

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South Side trying to win playground

May 4, 2016
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South Side School Community Club is competing to win a playground made from recycled oral care waste through the second annual Recycled Playground Challenge, courtesy of Colgate-Palmolive , ShopRite, and TerraCycle. South Side School Community Club will earn one “Playground Credit” for each shipment of…

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Laughter will rain as Eastern tackles King Arthur’s reign

May 4, 2016
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The Bristol Eastern High School cast of ‘Spamalot,’ which opens next Thursday at the school.

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Bristol Eastern High School students are ready to make the city laugh with their version of the Broadway show, “Spamalot,” which opens next Thursday. The stage musical, which is based on the movie “Monty and the Holy Grail,” follows the…

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That trash is showing its style

May 4, 2016
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Designers and artists let their creativity soar as they transformed clean trash into garments at the sixth annual Trashion Fashion show. Prior to the public’s arrivals, the models took time to shoot their garments against the backdrop of Hartford City Hall. PHOTOS by MIKE CHAIKEN

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‘Kwanzaa in May’ celebration held by Queen Ann Nzing Center May 14

May 3, 2016
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Yo ho ho, its a pirate to go thanks to the assorted items pulled together to create this Halloween costume at Savers in Bristol for Brooke Cyr.

To celebrate the culmination of a year of arts enrichment, the Queen Ann Nzinga Center will host “Kwanzaa in May” at Trinity-on-Main in New Britain on May 14, from 1 to 4 p.m. Participants will showcase multiple forms of artistic expression. The public is welcome…

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BCHS senior achieves Eagle Scout

May 3, 2016
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Brendan McFadden earned Scouting’s highest rank at an Eagle Court of Honor held Feb. 20 at the Bristol Public Library. He is a member of Troop 6, which is based at West Bristol School. A senior at Bristol Central High School, he earned 36 merit…

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City’s director of public works honored by CT Convention and Sports Bureau

May 3, 2016
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‘2016 Bring It Home Awards’ honorees, right after the presentations at the Connecticut Convention Center, from the left, H. Scott Phelps, president of the Connecticut Convention and Sports Bureau; Charles B. Beckman, M.D. of Guilford; Eugene P. Doris of Fairfield; Carolyn M. Thomas of Hartford; Africka S. Hinds of Hartford; Bristol director of Public Works Walter E. Veselka; Tim Webb of Enfield; and Paul O. Robertson, dhair of the Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau.

HARTFORD – Bristol’s Director of Public Works Walter E. Veselka is among six state residents honored with “2016 Bring It Home Awards” from the Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau for their contributions to making the state a successful meetings, convention and major sports events venue.…

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Rep. Martin reflects on headlines about budget

May 3, 2016
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State Sen. Henri Martin (R-31) on May 2 paused to observe some recent newspaper editorial headlines during a late night debate at the State Capitol. Martin and Republicans have put forth an alternative state budget plan which restores the governor’s funding cuts for hospitals and…

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Sen. Murphy salutes Rowley Spring

May 3, 2016
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U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) announced that Rowley Spring and Stamping Corp. of Bristol is this week’s “Murphy’s Monday Manufacturer.” In 1954, said the press release from Murphy’s office, Stanley Bitel founded Rowley Spring and Stamping out of his Rowley Street home in Berlin, Conn.…

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