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Runners surge into postseason

October 25, 2013
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By JOHN GORALSKI SPORTS WRITER Coach Rich Niro couldn’t believe his eyes when Sean Garrison appeared at the bottom of the hill at Wickham Park. Finishers were still being counted in single digits, and here was his first Blue Knight elbowing his way to the finish line at the CCC championship race. On Wednesday, Oct.…

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Capital Cities’ implants an ‘earworm’ with ‘Safe and Sound’

October 25, 2013
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Capital Cities’ implants an ‘earworm’ with ‘Safe and Sound’

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Listings for Oct. 25

October 25, 2013
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Listings for Oct. 25

Kids listings SATURDAY, OCT. 26 BRISTOL FAMILY FLOAT FRIGHT NIGHT AT THE POOL. 6 to 8 p.m. Haunting music, swimming and activities. Dennis Malone Aquatic Center, 325 Mix St., Bristol. $5 per person, children under 5 years old are free but must call to register. Rent floats for $1 or bring your own. jessiepetroka@ci.bristol.ct.us, (860)…

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Local teens appear in ‘The Wedding Singer’

October 23, 2013
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Local teens appear in ‘The Wedding Singer’

Southington teens, Bridget Corcoran and Ryan Padden, take to the Newington Children’s Theatre Company stage in their upcoming all-teen fall musical, “The Wedding Singer,” Oct. 25 to 27. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets for adults are $12 ($15 at the door) and $10 for…

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SHS Class of 2003 to reunite Nov. 30; tix available now

October 22, 2013
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The Southington High School Class of 2003 will be holding its 10-Year Reunion on Nov. 30 at Testa’s Banquet Facility from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Tickets must be purchased by Nov. 15 at www.ezevent.com/shs10year. Tickets will not be sold at the door. Ticket price is $62 and includes buffet dinner, DJ, and open bar. For…

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A peek into horror’s past in Bristol

October 18, 2013
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A peek into horror’s past in Bristol

by SARAH JOHNSON CORRESPONDENT Drive up toward Chippens Hill around Halloween and it becomes apparent that there’s something special happening on Battle Street. The Witch’s DungeonClassicMovieMuseum, run by Bristol native Cortlandt Hull, has been scaring and delighting people from all over the country since 1966. “People make this a Halloween destination,” Hull said. “I got…

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CCRPA receives federal funding

September 26, 2013
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U.S. Rep. John B. Larson (D-CT) announced in a press release $44,758 in federal funding for the Central Connecticut Regional Planning Agency (CCRPA). The grant, awarded through the Economic Development Administration, aims to strengthen investment and job creation in Central Connecticut by supporting an update to the CCRPA’s comprehensive economic development strategy, said the news…

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Museum raffling off Harley

September 24, 2013
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The New EnglandCarouselMuseum is holding its 16tg Harley Davidson Street Glide raffle to benefit the Museum. Stop in at The New England Carousel Museum, a non-profit organization, and buy a ticket for the Annual Harley Davidson raffle. The raffle will help benefit the museum’s educational programming and general operations. First prize is a splendid 2013…

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Shredding event set for Oct. 5

September 19, 2013
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The City of Bristol will host a Tunxis Recycling Document Shredding Event on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. to 1p.m. (or until the truck is full). The event is open to residents of Bristol, Berlin, Burlington, Meriden, New Britain, Plainville, Plymouth, Prospect, Southington and Wolcott. Identification is required. It will be held in the…

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Looking ahead, weather-wise, to the three-day weekend

August 28, 2013
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Looking ahead, weather-wise, to the three-day weekend

As plans are made for the upcoming Labor Day weekend, the traditional end of summer, Accuweather says the weather will be conducive to a slew of activities but thunderstorms could pop up here and there.     Northeast Labor Day Weekend: Warmth, Storms           State College, Pa. — 28 August 2013…

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