Tree comes down in Bristol, damages power lines

@MUSZYNSKIBP BRISTOL – Amidst high wind gusts on Tuesday, a tree came down on Alba Drive, taking some utility lines down with it. The tree uprooted in the front yard of a home near Jan Road. Firefighters were called around 2:52 p.m. They cordoned off the area around the street, closing it to motorists and …

Southington protest attacks taxes, tolls as socialism

SOUTHINGTON – Area Tea Party activists protested taxes, tolls and socialism Monday in front of Denny’s and Starbucks on Queen Street. Despite drizzle, close to two dozen activists held up handmade signs and waved U.S. and “Don’t Tread on Me” flags to passing cars who honked in support. The Tax Day protest was part of …

Legal or not, we need to know what marijuana does to drivers

Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network Whatever the outcome of the current debate on legalizing recreational marijuana in Connecticut, we need to know more about marijuana’s overall effect on the brain and what might constitute “impaired driving” when it comes to cannabis-using drivers. Let’s face it: Legal pot customers already are heading south on the highway …

SENIOR SIGNALS: ‘I won’t be on Medicaid’? Think again.

Walter thought his $120,000 in savings account plus his pension from United Technologies would carry him through for the rest of his life. He often told his daughter, Peggy, that he would have plenty of money and that she would get a nice inheritance when he died. However, at 82, while still physically able to …

Drowning victim still not identified

Written by JUSTIN MUSZYNSKI @MUSZYNSKIBP BRISTOL – Police are investigating what is believed to be an accidental drowning. Police said officers on Friday, shortly before midnight, were called to the area of Hull Street and Porter Court on the report of a missing 31-year-old woman. Police found the woman dead behind a neighbor’s house. Detectives …

Bristol police investigating apparent drowning

@MUSZYNSKIBP BRISTOL — Police are investigating what is believed to be an accidental drowning.  Police said officers on Friday, shortly before midnight, were called to the area of Hull Street and Porter Court on the report of a missing 31-year-old woman. Police found the woman dead behind a neighbor’s house.  Detectives and an investigator from …

DAY TRIPS: Find history, beauty, friendly folk in Sterling

Sterling is a Connecticut border town, located in the southeast corner of Windham County Any farther east and you would be in Rhode Island. Sterling is nine miles long, north to south, and has an average width of three miles. The population was 3,574 in the 2010 census. The town has two village centers, Sterling …

United Way honors those who ‘live united’

BRISTOL – United Way of West Central Connecticut’s 17th annual awards dinner “Let’s Talk United – Lights, Camera, Action” honored individuals who go “above and beyond” and exemplify what it means to “Live United” Thursday night at the DoubleTree by Hilton. “We always have a great crop of award winners but they’re especially great this …

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