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Symphony offers up evening of The King of Pop

February 27, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR To paraphrase a song by his older brother Jermaine, the music of the late Michael Jackson gets serious this weekend when the Hartford Symphony Orchestra joins in for a performance of “The Music of Michael Jackson.” Although a symphony often adds a bit of gravity to a pop music composition,…

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Cops: Credit union boss strapped with possible bomb in plot

February 26, 2015
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By DAVE COLLINS Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Two robbers wearing ski masks and goggles strapped what looked like a bomb onto a credit union executive and ordered him to withdraw money from one of his company’s branches while they stayed at his home with his mother, police said Tuesday. Authorities released more details…

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Malloy official admits to mistake in Connecticut budget plan

February 26, 2015
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget chief is apologizing for a mistake in the Democrat’s proposed state budget, which miscalculated whether the plan is below Connecticut’s constitutional cap on state spending. Ben Barnes acknowledged Tuesday Malloy’s budget for the new fiscal year beginning July 1 exceeds the cap by about $55 million.…

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Bus-only corridor to operate free of charge in first 9 days

February 26, 2015
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NEWINGTON, Conn. (AP) _ Central Connecticut’s bus-only corridor will offer free rides to passengers in its first nine days in operation when it begins service March 28. Michael Sanders, the state Department of Transportation’s transit administrator, told The Hartford Courant (http://cour.at/1Dp5TtF ) that officials believe that will help give passengers a chance to try out…

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Observations: Restlessness: The cure for all that ails you

February 22, 2015
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by LISA CAPOBIANCO Restless. That is one word to describe me as an 8-year-old girl with a runny nose, persistent cough, and sore throat. The time is already 8 a.m. on a weekday and my mom has decided that I am too sick to go to school. After calling the principal’s office to report that…

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Dining listings for Feb. 20

February 20, 2015
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SATURDAY, FEB. 21 BRISTOL A ROAST TURKEY SUPPER WITH ALL THE TRIMMINGS. 5 p.m. Served by the St. Stanislaus Men’s Organization. St. Stanislaus Church, 510 West St., Bristol. Advance tickets available at the church rectory, (860) 583-4242. Tickets also at the door. Snow date is Sunday, Feb. 22 at 4 p.m. EAT ICE CREAM FOR…

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Performance listings for Feb. 20

February 20, 2015
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FEB. 20 to MARCH 8 OTHER ‘THE DINING ROOM’ BY A.R. GURNEY. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. Playhouse on Park, 244 Park Rd., West Hartford. (860) 523-5900 ext. 10, PlayhouseonPark.org SATURDAY, FEB. 21 OTHER STEVE RANNAZZISI. 8 p.m. Fox Theater at Foxwood Resort Casino, Mashantucket. Foxwoods.com…

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Health listings for Feb. 20

February 20, 2015
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FRIDAY, FEB. 20 BRISTOL RED CROSS BLOOD DONATION. 1 to 6 p.m. St. Andrew Evangelical Lutheran church, 1125 Stafford Ave., Bristol. 1-800-RedCross FEB. 23, MARCH 2 BRISTOL TRANSFORMING THE DIFFICULT CHILD: THE NURTURING HEART APPROACH. 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday. The Parent and child Center, 9 Prospect St., Bristol. $11 per parent, $12 per…

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Miscellaneous listings for Feb. 20

February 20, 2015
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FRIDAY, FEB. 20 BRISTOL SINGLES ‘50S, ‘60S, ‘70S DANCE. Held by Social Connections. 8 p.m. to midnight. DJ. Buffet. Nuchie’s, 164 Central St., Bristol. $12, members. $17, guests. (860) 582-8229. SOUTHINGTON CELEBRITY ROAST OF ART SECONDO, SOUTHINGTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PRESIDENT. 6:30 p.m. Held by the Southington chamber. 12 guest speakers will each verbally roast…

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Seniors listings for Feb. 20

February 20, 2015
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MONDAY, FEB. 23 PLAINVILLE QUESTIONS FOR A SOCIAL WORKER. 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Stephanie Soucy, Plainville Senior Center Outreach Coordinator, will be available to answer questions on a walk-in basis. No appointments necessary. She will be available to answer questions about Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare Part D, Medicare Savings Program, Housing Options, Alzheimer’s Help, Caregiving, Homecare,…

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