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Andover, Connecticut is located in Tolland County. Zip codes in Andover, CT include 06232. The median home price in Andover is $249,900 which is roughly $146/per square foot. More Andover information.

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7 hrs ago | The Hartford Courant

Need To Reach a DSS Worker? Can You Hold For 78 Minutes?

Angela Lewis-Shakes learned when she went to a dental appointment last week that her Medicaid coverage had been cut off. She knew she'd have to call the state Department of Social Services to straighten out her coverage.

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11 hrs ago | The Hartford Courant

Stamford Police Charge Man In Birthday Money Theft

A 27-year-old man was charged Monday with stealing $100 from an autisic man near the Old Main Street shops last Tuesday, police said. Steven St. Jacques was charged with second-degree larceny after he came to police headquarters and admitted to the theft, police said.

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15 hrs ago | The Hartford Courant

Town Mum On Middlefield Officer's Suspension

Officer Scott Halligan was suspended, First Selectman Jon A. Brayshaw said late Monday morning. It wasn't clear why the action was taken, or whether Halligan is being paid.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Hartford Courant

Warrant: UConn Bomb Threat An Attempt to Gain Publicity Amid University's Basketball Success

The Wethersfield man charged in connection with the bomb threat called into UConn in April told investigators he believed the school was targeted in an attempt to gain notoriety amid the university's success in the men's and women's NCAA basketball tournaments. Matthew Tollis, 21, of Wethersfield, was arrested and charged by university police on Sept.

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The Hartford Courant

Hartford Jury Acquits Enfield Minister In Sex Assault

A jury of five men and one woman took two hours to acquit William Baskerville in Superior Court in Hartford. Defense attorney J. Patten Brown III said his client's accuser waited eight months to report the crime so that there was no physical evidence.

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The Hartford Courant

Local humanitarian inducted to Ellington Wall of Honor

The Ellington Board of Selectmen recently inducted the late Rachel Lee Wheeler-Rossow to the Ellington Wall of Honor, in recognition of her contributions to the town. Wheeler-Rossow's name was engraved on the Wall of Honor in Arbor Park, and was unveiled at a public ceremony on Sept.

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The Hartford Courant

Pistorius Verdict

Oscar Pistorius , the double amputee who became one of the biggest names in world athletics, faced justice on Thursday as a South African judge started her verdict in his murder trial, a decision that could put him behind bars for 25 years. In a fitting reminder of how South Africa has changed in the 20 years since apartheid, the fate of Pistorius, a wealthy white man from privileged roots, rests in the hands of a 66-year-old black woman from Soweto, Judge Thokozile Masipa.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

The Hartford Courant

13 Years After Losing Father On 9/11: Love, Never Closure

Ashley Gilligan Pastor and Greg Pastor got married March 7, 2014, in New York City. Her father, Ronald Gilligan, died in the World Trade Center attack of Sept.

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The Hartford Courant

Gov. Malloy Announces Domestic Violence Proposal

Weighing in on a national conversation about domestic violence, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Wednesday proposed legislation that would prevent access to a gun from anyone subject to a temporary restraining order. The governor made his announcement at a domestic violence roundtable he hosted at the town hall here, two days after a video of former Baltimore Ravens runningback Ray Rice punching his fiancee and knocking her out cold put intimate partner violence at the forefront of public attention.

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The Hartford Courant

Police Make Arrest In Hartford Stabbing

The stabbing happened about 8:30 p.m. outside 70 Gillette St. When officers arrived, they saw a blood-soaked man lying on the sidewalk with a stab wound to his lower back, police said. There was so much blood, officers couldn't determine if he had any other injuries, they said.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

The Hartford Courant

Grandmom Charged With Drunken Driving With Grandson In The Car

A grandmother faces a child endangerment after charge police she was caught driving drunk with her grandson in the car. Deborah Jaffer, 60, of Oxford, was stopped at 5:35 p.m. Friday on Rubber Avenue, police said.

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Sun Sep 07, 2014

The Hartford Courant

Serena Williams Wins U.S. Open

World number one Serena Williams swept past good friend Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 6-3 6-3 in the U.S. Open final on Sunday to move into the record books with her 18th grand slam title. The third straight and sixth overall U.S. Open crown for the 32-year-old American, her 18 career slams put her into a tie with Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova for fourth place on the all-time list.

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Sat Sep 06, 2014

The Hartford Courant

Some Good, Some Bad, In UConn's Win Against Stony Brook

The first reaction that Bob Diaco had when Luke Allen, who had endured a number of low, short liners, leaned into a third-period punt was, "He just outkicked his coverage." "It was a boomer," Deshon Foxx said Saturday after UConn had outlasted Stony Brook 19-16 for the first victory of Diaco's head coaching career.

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The Hartford Courant

'Orange Scar' On Connecticut River

Aboard a small boat, Mark Yuknat, captain of the River Quest excursion boat, powers away from a string of barriers across a Connecticut River channel once used for barge traffic at the Connecticut Yankee nuclear power plant. Yuknat, who operates the excursion boat with his wife Mindy, is not a fan of the 220-foot long orange floating boom across Connecticut Yankee's old discharge canal, which he regularly passes on trips upriver.

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Two Madison Residents Died After Car Crash In Maine

Donald, 85 and Doreen, 67, Hudson were traveling north on Route 27 in Boothbay around 10:30 a.m. when the driver lost control of the GMC Envoy SUV, police said. The vehicle veered to the right, went down a ditch, hit an embankment, went airborne, flipped over, and hit a utility pole and many trees before it landed on its roof, police said.

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Fri Sep 05, 2014

The Hartford Courant

Malloy Says He Wants To Cut Time That Connecticut Students Spend Taking Tests

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Friday that he wants to reduce the time Connecticut students spend taking standardized tests, and he released a letter in which he asked U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to consider ways to relieve the burden on 11th graders, in particular. "I am eager to explore solutions for the students who may be our most over-tested: our eleventh graders," Malloy wrote to Duncan Friday.

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The Hartford Courant

New Britain Schools Invites Parents To Talk Policy

Unlike many parent-teacher organizations that often focus on fundraising, academic help and social activities, the governance councils are intended to give parents a direct voice in school policy decisions. "Research shows when you have a meaningful partnership, you achieve greater success.

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The Hartford Courant

Reptile In The Bottle Return Room

Not your common garter snake - and trying to bite people, too, the dispatcher relayed to Animal Control Officer Tanya Frazier. Steve Lathrop, a local nuisance wildlife specialist who sometimes helps police with critter calls, arrived several minutes before Frazier.

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Thu Sep 04, 2014

The Hartford Courant

Berlin Police Warn Of Phone Scams

Police want residents to be wary and vigilant after a "large number of phone scams" have been reported in town. Police said that senior citizens have been particularly susceptible to this type of scam, and that they have prevented three instances lately while working with local businesses where elderly residents were buying pre-paid cards due to these types of scams.

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The Hartford Courant

CT Public Colleges Seek Big Boost In State Aid a " And A Tuition Hike

Connecticut's largest public college system needs an 11 percent increase in its base-level state funding next year - just to limit an anticipated tuition-and-fee hike to 2 percent, according to the system's administration. The Board of Regents for Higher Education, which will consider the administrators' request Friday, also continues to battle declining enrollment trends, and assumes it will have 2 percent fewer students in the 2015-16 fiscal year.

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