The state House last night backed an overhaul the probate court system that would shrink the numbers of courts from 117 to 54 across Connecticut.
Instead of having its own court, Bristol would be combined with neighboring Plainville and Plymouth.
"Bristol would be the hub," said state Rep. Frank Nicastro, a Bristol Democrat who joined the overwhelming majority to approve the measure.
Nicastro said the city's entire delegation favored the proposal. He said he was pleased with the outcome.
Probate Court Judge Andre Dorval has been working for months to ensure that Bristol wouldn't wind up with the short stick as the reform moved forward.
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