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Observations: A life taken raises questions about mental health

July 5, 2015
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by LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER A recent week in June was a mournful one in my hometown of Waterbury, as friends, family, and colleagues said goodbye to acting Deputy Police Chief Christopher Corbett. On Thursday, June 10, Corbett took his own life at the age of 40. A veteran of the police department for 18…

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Health listings for July 3

July 3, 2015
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Health listings for July 3

TUESDAY, JULY 7 SOUTHINGTON BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS. Held by Hartford HealthCare Senior Services. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Southington YMCA, 29 High St., Southington. HHCSeniorServices.org

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Performance listings for July 3

July 3, 2015
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NOW thru JULY 4 OTHER JON RINEMAN. 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. 10:30 p.m., Saturday. Head monologue writer for “Tonight Show with Jimy Fallon.” Comix at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort casino, Mashantucket. $15 to $40. ComixatFoxwoods.com NOW thru JULY 19 OTHER ‘HAIR.’ Playhouse on Park, 244 Park Road, West Hartford. $15 to $45. (860) 523-5900, ext.…

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Miscellaneous listings for July 3

July 3, 2015
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Miscellaneous listings for July 3

TUESDAY, JULY 7 BRISTOL THE WHAT, WHERE AND HOW OF DOCTOR WHO. 6:30 p.m. With Clive Young. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. (860) 584-7787 ext 2007. THURSDAY, JULY 9 PLAINVILLE ‘MACFARLAND USA.’ 2:30 p.m. Movie with Kevin Costner. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. (860) 793-1446. OTHER ‘BURNING IN THE SUN.’…

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Kids listings for July 3

July 3, 2015
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Kids listings for July 3

TUESDAY, JULY 7 SOUTHINGTON THE STEVE TAYLOR PUPPETS, THE AMAZING ANDY. Part of the Southington Parks and Recreation Department’s Kid’s Entertainment Series. 6 to 8 p.m. Front pine grove at Recreation Park, Maxwell Noble Dr., Plantsville. In case of inclement weather, moves to Community Pavilion on the drive-in site or to the auditorium at South…

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Meetings listings for July 3

July 3, 2015
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Meetings listings for July 3

ONGOING PLAINVILLE CITIZENS AND PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION. 7 p.m., first Tuesday of the month. Concerned citizens and taxpayers of Plainville who meet monthly to discuss town issues, policies, and issues of concern. Plainville Public Library, lower level, 56 East Main St., Plainville. PLAINVILLE LIONS CLUB. 6:30 p.m. Meeting on the first Wednesday of each month.…

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Support group listings for July 3

July 3, 2015
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Support group listings for July 3

ONGOING BRISTOL NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUP MEETING. Thursday at 7:30 p.m. All family, friends of addicts are welcome to attend. Bristol Baptist Church, 43 School St., Bristol. AL-ANON. Tuesdays at 10 to 11:30 a.m. St. Gregory Hall, Stafford Avenue and Maltby Street, Bristol. Families and friends of alcoholics welcome. AL-ANON. Fridays at 7:30 to 9 p.m.…

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Senior listings for July 3

July 3, 2015
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Senior listings for July 3

WEDNESDAY, JULY 8 OTHER POETRY WORKSHOP FOR SENIORS. 2 p.m. Taught by poet Andy Weil. Barney Library, 71 Main St., Farmington. Free and open to the public. Register. (860) 673-6791. FarmingtonLibraries.org THURSDAY, JULY 9 OTHER LUNCH AND LEARN. ‘THE SOCIAL MEDIA ADVANTAGE.’ Noon to 1 p.m. Presented by Connecticut Center for Healthy Aging. Unravel the…

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Music listings for July 3

July 3, 2015
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FRIDAY, JULY 3 OTHER THE HARTFORD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ‘CELEBRATE AMERICA.’ 7:30 p.m. Gates open at 6 p.m. Led by guest conductor Eric Dudley. Performing Arts Center at Simsbury Meadows, Iron Horse Boulevard, Simsbury. Lawn tickets, $25. Children 12 and under, $5. (860) 987-5900, HartfordSymphony.org. Rain date July 4. SHANIA TWAIN. 7:30 p.m. Mohegan Sun Arena,…

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Styx’s bassist Ricky Phillips in midst of labor of love for late Ronnie Montrose

July 3, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Bassist Ricky Phillips returns with his fellow rockers in Styx this weekend. But in addition to preparing to perform classic rock tracks such as “Renegade” or “Too Much Time on My Hands” with the band from Chicago, Ricky has had his ears tuned onto another rocker. Ronnie Montrose. Although Ricky…

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