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Rally Planned Over State-Run Nursing Home for Inmates

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Opponents of plans for a state-run nursing home proposed for the site of the former Rocky Hill Nursing home on West Street plan to hold a rally at the state Capitol in Hartford next week.

Under an agreement with the state, the owner of the nursing home is preparing to bring patients in as early as this month.

When residents heard about the state’s plan in December, a controversial debate began and many said they feel this would amount to having a prison in their backyard.
 
Neighborhood organizers and political leaders have met weekly and collected more than 2,000 signatures from people who are against the project.

A rally will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20.

Organizers are offering free bus service for residents who don’t wish to drive into Hartford.  The buses will leave Elm Ridge Park at 10:30 a.m.

 


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