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Make ornaments at Carousel Museum Sunday

December 16, 2014
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On Sunday, Dec. 21 at 2 p.m., there will be an ornament making program at the New England Carousel Museum. Children will use paint and sparkles to decorate glass ornaments. All admissions include entrance to all of the museum’s exhibits, including the collection of over 130 carousel animals, the Museum of Greek Culture, the Museum…

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Families of Newtown victims sue rifle manufacturer

December 16, 2014
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By PAT EATON-ROBB Associated Press HARTFORD, Connecticut (AP) _ The families of nine of the 26 people killed and a teacher wounded two years ago at the Sandy Hook Elementary School filed a lawsuit Monday against the manufacturer, distributor and seller of the rifle used in the shooting. The negligence and wrongful death lawsuit, filed…

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Judge: 2012 killings not allowed in Hernandez case

December 16, 2014
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By ERIKA NIEDOWSKI Associated Press FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) _ Prosecutors in a murder case against Aaron Hernandez won’t be allowed to tell a jury about two other killings with which the ex-New England Patriot is charged or the final text messages the victim sent to his sister, a judge ruled Friday. Hernandez has pleaded…

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Connecticut takes first steps to reach super-fast Internet

December 16, 2014
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By STEPHEN SINGER Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut is taking a slow approach to super-fast Internet. As of last week, 10 Connecticut municipalities were the first to commit to an initiative inviting telecommunications and other businesses for ideas to build and finance Internet service of up to 1,000 megabits _ 1 gigabit _…

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Hang with the ‘Cool Kids’ in Echosmith Friday night

December 12, 2014
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Hang with the ‘Cool Kids’ in Echosmith Friday night

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR By the time, summer washed into fall, “Cool Kids” by Echosmith was everywhere. Whether it was top 40 radio or on VH1, where the Southern California group was tapped as the “You Oughta Know” artist for October, the group had ingrained itself on the listening public with the catchy tune…

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New Britain Ave. bank robbed Thursday night

December 12, 2014
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New Britain Ave. bank robbed Thursday night

The Plainville Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred on Thursday night shortly after 6 p.m. at the American Eagle Federal Credit Union on New Britain Avenue, Plainville. Police said a lone male entered the bank while brandishing a firearm and demanded the the employees hand over money. Police said the male made…

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Observations: Always put your best foot forward

December 11, 2014
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Observations: Always put your best foot forward

by LISA CAPOBIANCO Standing by the window in our TV room one Saturday morning over the summer, my father seemed as though he was waiting for something intently while looking at the driveway. After peeping out the window for a minute or two, he turned around with a sigh, mumbling under his breath, “I wonder…

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Performance listings for Dec. 12

December 11, 2014
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Performance listings for Dec. 12

FRIDAY, DEC. 12 OTHER LISA LAMPANELLI. 9 p.m. Grand Theater at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $40 to $60. ComixatFoxwoods.com, 1-800-200-2882. DEC. 12-14 BRISTOL ‘TINY TIM’S CHRISTMAS.’ Performed by Liberty Baptist Drama Team. Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 6 p.m., and Sunday at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Tiny Tim is all grown up…

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Holiday listings for Dec. 12

December 11, 2014
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For the latest holiday-related listings, look for our holiday gift guide inserted in this week’s Observer. You’ll find concerts, craft shows, performances, and more with a holiday them in our “Holiday Happenings.”

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Health listings for Dec. 12

December 11, 2014
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Health listings for Dec. 12

SUNDAY, DEC. 14 SOUTHINGTON AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Connecticut Sikh Association, Inc., 1610 West St. Southington. TUESDAY, DEC. 16 SOUTHINGTON FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS. Held by Central Connecticut Health Services. 11 a.m. to noon. ShopRite, 750 Queen St., Southington. THURSDAY, DEC. 18 SOUTHINGTON LUNCH AND LEARN PRESENTATION WITH DR.…

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