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Budget's Effect Locally, Moms Talk, Hurston Speaks at Library

Today on Tolland Patch: discussion from last night's town council meeting featured local legislatures and reps from CCM and moms talk Q&A. In Tolland, it's a full day at the senior center and Lucy Anne Hurston speaks at library.

At last night’s , State Sen.Tony Guglielmo and State Rep. Bryan Hurlburt, along with two representatives from the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities, addressed potential impacts of on the town of Tolland. The discussion included decreased transportation funds for the elderly, the sales tax, minimum wage laws, Small Town Economic Assistance Programs (STEAP) and potentially moving the town’s commuter lot and opening it up for travel to and from UConn and Hartford. Stay tuned for a detailed article on their discussion later in the day.

Also later in the day, the Mom’s Council will be discussing Nancy D’s column on the kinds of activities available to keep kids busy during extended breaks from school. Though today, it’s .

It’s another full day at the senior center. Shoot the breeze and shoot some pool. Men can stop down for a between 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Or if you have a knack for knitting or crochet or you just plain heart the arts, at 11 a.m. Afterward, grab a bite to eat at the at noon.

At 1 p.m., luck is the name of the game. You can throw down a hand of , or draw a bone—pick a tile—at .  Or if you’d like to stretch your body and mind, take time to focus on the exercise of yoga.

Yesterday, Annie Gentile The Life of Zora Neale Hurston, written by niece, Lucy Anne Hurston, who is also an assistant professor at Manchester Community College. Tolland Patch had a chance to converse briefly with Lucy Anne, so look forward to a Q & A with her later in the day as well.

Hurston is the second speaker of the Eaton-Dimock-King lecture series, and she will be at Tolland Public Library at 7:30 p.m.

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