Current, Former Military Honored on Veterans ... MARK DIPAOLA Twenty-seven years in the Army National Guard and a year-long tour of combat duty in Iraq, and Lesbia Nieves--the Guard’s first Hispanic woman to be named lieutenant colonel--says that she would be willing to do the latter again. ... FULL STORY | MORE NEWINGTON NEWS
Undefeated Eagles Remain Conference Leaders MARK DIPAOLA And they remain undefeated. The Eagles offense exploded for a 56-21 rout over East Hartford on Friday night at home, with senior quarterback Matt Sanzaro leading the way with six touchdown passes and a MaxPreps.com-reported 167.3 pass... FULL STORY | MORE WETHERSFIELD NEWS
Mill Pond Park Out of Town Hall Renovation Di... MARK DIPAOLA The process of reconstructing plans to renovate the Newington Town Hall building will begin with a tour of the facility and will not end with a proposal involving Mill Pond Park. Those were just a couple of things laid out by Mayor S... FULL STORY | MORE NEWINGTON NEWS
Technology Sharing Considered Between Town, S... MARK DIPAOLA A new Shared Services Committee has started looking into ways that town and Board of Education functions can be consolidated and it is starting with a focus on technology. The idea is to explore models for a combined technology depar... FULL STORY | MORE WETHERSFIELD NEWS
ROCKY HILL - On Tuesday, Nov. 11, veterans, residents, the police and fire departments and local officials gathered at Rocky Hill’s Center Green to honor service men and women, past...
CROMWELL - The Cromwell boys soccer team’s dream of retaining its CIAC Class S championship turned into a semi-final penalty shootout nightmare when they lost 2-1 (4-2 on penaltie...
NEWINGTON - The celebration by the New Britain football fans quickly dissipated Friday, Nov. 14, as Veteran’s Stadium grew somber late in the fourth quarter of the match up with ne...
CROMWELL - On Friday, Nov. 14, the Cromwell Police Department and members of the state Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Tobacco Prevention and Enforcement Program...
Business Spotlight
The Medicare Spot
WETHERSFIELD - Understanding your Medicare health choices can be very confusing. Fortunately Jay Belanger of The Medicare Spot in Wethersfield, a 20-year expert in the insurance field, is here to help. The Medicare Spot, in the Goff Brook Shops plaza on the Silas Deane Highway, is a storefront location where Medicare beneficiaries can obtain help and advice in choosing their health care plan options. With open enrollment through Dec. 7, this is the perfect time to stop in and review your options. “I chose to open this location [in 2012] after seeing how confusing choosing a Medicare plan can be,” said Belanger, a licensed insurance broker. Belanger’s industry experience includes serving on several broker and advisory councils for major carriers in Connecticut, such as ConnectiCare and United Healthcare. He was also selected in 2012 as the number one insurance broker in the country by Guaranteed Trust Life. “Medicare beneficiaries are inundated with direct mail and solicitations for their business daily, which makes understanding their choices and options even more challenging.” Belanger welcomes Medicare beneficiaries to stop in to meet with his licensed staff, all of whom are appointed with all of the major insurance carrier providers available in the state. “Our staff is committed to helping everyone that walks through our door and needs our help and advice. My motto is, ‘Come with questions, leave with answers,’” he said. “We meet with individuals on a one-on-one basis at no cost or charge for our services. We review their health care needs and help them find a plan that helps them with their health and prescription drugs.” The Medicare Spot helps individuals who are just turning 65, coming onto Medicare for the first time, or retiring and in need of a Medicare plan right away. Jay has built his business on trust, with loyal clients often referring others to him. “I stay with Jay because he always provides great advice and always is thinking of me first when it comes to my health care needs,” said Howard Wettreich of Meriden. “Jay is highly professional, very personable and so easy to talk to,” added Joy Pacitto of Rocky Hill. “I highly recommend speaking with Jay. Medicare is not easy to understand. Jay makes it easy.” In addition to appointments and accpeting walk-ins during the election period through Dec.7, The Medicare Spot hosts local workshop seminars weekly and in-home appointments. The Medicare Spot, located at 1285A Silas Deane Hwy., Wethersfield, can be reached at 860-372-4555.

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