ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) - State officials are planning to open a 95-bed, specialized nursing home for severely disabled prisoners and mentally ill patients in Rocky Hill.
The Hartford Courant reports the facility will be owned and operated by a private contractor on the site of the former Haven Health Care Center.
State officials hope to have the home open in February.
Officials say the facility will accept patients who do not pose a threat to staff or the community and patients will live in locked units closely monitored.
Mayor Anthony LaRosa said the facility would be near 150 to 300 residents. He vowed to stop the project.
The proposed nursing home is designed to reduce long-term care costs for prison inmates and other institutionalized people.
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An Albuquerque Police officer involved shooting over the weekend marks the fifth since late October and city officials are taking notice.
A woman was stolen from her daughter's car, a woman who died more than five years ago.
Albuquerque police shot and killed a man Sunday night after responding to an assault call near UNM.
Deputies were led on a chase around 4 p.m. Monday after a person called 911 to report their vehicle had been stolen and was being driven recklessly around Albuquerque.
New Mexico could have hundreds of millions of dollars more to spend as legislators get ready to put together next year's budget in the upcoming legislative session.
Organizers of the Gildan New Mexico Bowl are hoping to shed the disappointing attendance numbers that weighed down the event last year when the Colorado State Rams and the Washington State Cougars face off Dec. 21.