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Ballot proposal could open door to early voting

October 29, 2014
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Ballot proposal could open door to early voting

By DAVE COLLINS Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut residents are being asked to give state officials new authority to make major changes to how, when and where citizens can vote, which could open the door to all voting by mail, online voting, multiple voting days at the polls and expanded use of absentee…

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Pension, liability at center of treasurer’s race

October 29, 2014
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Pension, liability at center of treasurer’s race

By STEPHEN SINGER Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Pension funds valued at $29 billion and even greater unfunded liabilities are giving state treasurer Denise Nappier and Republican challenger Tim Herbst plenty to fight about. Nappier, state treasurer since 1999, is telling voters that despite a heavy debt burden for pension obligations, Connecticut has saved…

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Connecticut details quarantine policies

October 29, 2014
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By DAVE COLLINS Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut officials on Monday joined their counterparts in other states in defending and detailing quarantine powers they’ve enacted as a precaution against Ebola, amid questions by civil liberties advocates and local officials as eight people remained confined in the state. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and state…

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Witch’s Dungeon open for one more weekend

October 28, 2014
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Witch’s Dungeon open for one more weekend

  Witch’s Dungeon at the Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., is in its final weekend: Halloween—Friday– and Saturday(Nov. 1) and Sunday(Nov. 2). PHOTOS by TAMMI NAUDUS  

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Health listings for Oct. 31

October 28, 2014
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Health listings for Oct. 31

TUESDAY, NOV. 4 SOUTHINGTON BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Held by Central Connecticut Senior Health Services. Southington YMCA, 29 High St., Southington. THURSDAY, NOV. 6 SOUTHINGTON BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS. 11 a.m. to noon. Held by Central Connecticut Senior Health Services. Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., Southington.

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Performance listings for Oct. 31

October 28, 2014
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Performance listings for Oct. 31

FRIDAY, OCT. 31 OTHER DUELING COMIX PIANOS. 10:30 p.m. Comix at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $15 to $25. Foxwoods.com OCT. 31-NOV. 15 OTHER ‘ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST.’ Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Directed by Plainville’s Jim Williams. Performed by the Hole in the Wall Theater, 116 Main St., New Britain.…

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In Connecticut: FBI agent alleges abuses

October 22, 2014
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By MICHAEL MELIA Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ FBI bosses retaliated against an agent for complaining about personnel decisions, managed by fear and were so dysfunctional that the bureau’s director apologized to the Connecticut staff for problems with local leadership, according to a lawsuit filed Monday. The agent, Kurt Siuzdak, is a lawyer and…

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Addition of 11,500 jobs in Sept. cuts jobless rate

October 21, 2014
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Employers in Connecticut added 11,500 jobs in September, cutting the unemployment rate to its lowest in nearly six years, the state Labor Department announced Monday. The unemployment rate fell to 6.4 percent, from 6.6 percent in August, the lowest since November 2008. The Labor Department also revised the job loss in…

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All the ‘Newsies’ that’s fit to entertain

October 21, 2014
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All the ‘Newsies’ that’s fit to entertain

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Extra, extra, read all about it. The Disney musical “Newsies” is making its maiden voyage on the road. And it arrives at Waterbury’s Palace Theater on Oct. 23 for a run that continues through Oct. 25. As “Newsies” makes its way across the country for the first time, Stephanie Styles…

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Miscellaneous listings for Oct. 17

October 17, 2014
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Miscellaneous listings for Oct. 17

FRIDAY, OCT. 17 BRISTOL SINGLES 50S, 60S, 70S DANCE. Held by Social Connections. 8 p.m. to midnight. Buffet from 8 to 9 p.m. Dance to the music of The Instigators. Dress casual. Door prizes. Nuchie’s Restaurant, 164 Central St., Bristol. $17. (860) 582-8229. OTHER CESAR MILLAN. The Dog Whisperer. 8 p.m. The Palace Theater, 100…

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