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Connecticut ex-governor convicted of new crimes

September 21, 2014
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By PAT EATON-ROBB Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former Gov. John G. Rowland, who resigned from office a decade ago in a corruption scandal, was convicted Friday of federal charges that he conspired to hide payment for work on two congressional campaigns. Rowland, once a rising star for the Republican Party, served 10 months in…

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Art League holding juried show

September 19, 2014
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Art League holding juried show

The Art League of New Britain (ALNB) at 30 Cedar Street New Britain, Ct. will be holding its 24th Annual Members Carriage House Exhibition from Oct. 3 to 26, 2014. There will be an Opening Reception on Friday, Oct. 3 from 6 to 9 p.m. This is juried for prizes exhibition, open to ALNB members…

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State: Conn. employers shed 3,600 jobs in August

September 19, 2014
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WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (AP) _ Employers in Connecticut cut 3,600 jobs in August, with schools taking a hit due to a quirk in statistical sampling, state labor officials said Thursday. The state’s unemployment rate of 6.6 percent was unchanged from July and is the lowest since December 2008 when the rate was 6.7 percent. Employment decreased…

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Learn more about Girl Scouts

September 18, 2014
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Join the Girl Scouts at The Congregational Church of Plainville, 130 West Main St. (park and enter in back) on Saturday, Oct. 4 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. to create your own Butterfly Ring and learn more about Girl Scouts. For more information about Girl Scouts of Connecticut, call 1-800-922-2770 or visit the website at…

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Malloy rebuffs Foley’s criticism of UConn report

September 18, 2014
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is rebuffing Republican Tom Foley’s criticism of a new report that highlights UConn’s economic impact, calling his gubernatorial opponent “a cheap-shot specialist.” The Democratic governor joined UConn President Susan Herbst on Wednesday to unveil an economic analysis, conducted by an outside firm,…

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Kohl’s holiday hiring to rise 15 pct

September 18, 2014
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By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer NEW YORK (AP) _ Kohl’s Corp. plans to hire more than 67,000 seasonal workers nationwide for the holiday shopping season, which the company said is a 15 percent increase over last year. The department store operator declined to specify how many seasonal workers it hired last year other than…

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Hearing on transportation issues in Waterbury Sept. 30

September 18, 2014
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  The Connecticut Public Transportation Commission will hold a public hearing at Waterbury City Hall, 235 Grand Street, on Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m.  This will be the third of five hearings that the Commission holds statewide this fall to gather testimony from the public, transportation providers, public officials and other entities concerning the…

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Petit road race raised more than $115,000

September 16, 2014
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GE’s Industrial Solutions business helped raise more than $115,000 as the title sponsor of a 5K road race in Plainville, Conn., that benefited the Petit Family Foundation. The non-profit foundation was established in 2007 by Dr. William Petit in memory of his wife and two daughters whose lives were ended during a home invasion in…

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Women & Girls Fund seeks grant proposals

September 16, 2014
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Main Street Community Foundation is accepting grant proposals from eligible 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization for the Women & Girls’ Fund. The application, which includes the grantmaking guidelines and criteria, is available on Main Street Community Foundation’s website, www.mainstreetfoundation.org. All proposals are due by 4 p.m. on Sept. 30. Nonprofit organizations with programs serving women and girls…

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Carousel Museum opens up to fun and talent Sept. 27

September 16, 2014
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On Saturday, Sept. 27, The New England Carousel Museum and Bristol Center for Arts and Culture opens its doors to celebrate Bristol fun and talent on the first Saturday of the Bristol Mum Festival. Several years ago, a press release from the museum explained, the executive director, Louise DeMars and the Board of Directors of…

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