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Minimum wage going up Jan. 1

December 28, 2015
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in a press release this week announced that as the result of a new law he signed last year, Connecticut’s minimum wage is scheduled to increase from the current rate of $9.15 an hour to $9.60 per hour on Jan. 1, 2016. The change is the second in a series of…

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Children welcomed to ‘Winter Wonderland’

December 26, 2015
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By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER From animation drawings to carousel design art to cartoon film showings, the Winter Wonderland Children’s Adventure event at the Bristol Historical Society will feature something for all children. The free event will take place on Monday, Dec. 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and will feature a variety of…

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Fear not the pop, Grace Potter is still Grace Potter

December 26, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR When a musical artist is known for a particularly left-of-center style— and word arrives that their newest recorded effort is “pop”— trepidation ripples through the ears of their hardcore fans. Has their favorite artist sold out to the corporate world and the lure of the almighty dollar? So when the…

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NORAD is tracking Santa’s travels

December 24, 2015
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Santa is on his way…. keep tabs on his progress. Santa’s arrival imminent

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Museum offers up an artistic love letter to Andy Warhol

December 24, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR When renowned artist Andy Warhol’s name pops up, many times thoughts will turn to his famous day-glo screen prints of Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor. But, typically, you don’t think of cats and dogs or pencil sketches. But the new exhibit at the Mattatuck Museum offers up a new dimension…

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Review of judges caused worry at just sold Las Vegas paper; publisher of Bristol Press, New Britain Herald at center of questions

December 24, 2015
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By BRADY McCOMBS and KEN RITTER Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) _ The reporting assignment was odd, mostly because it came from the owners of Las Vegas’ main newspaper: Take three reporters off their beats and have them closely follow three judges. The decision generated chatter in the newsroom, but that turned into open concern…

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Women and Girls’ Fund celebrating 15; looking to honor 1,000 women who made difference

December 23, 2015
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In just a couple of weeks, the Women & Girls’ Fund of Main Street Community Foundation will be entering its 15th year and commemorating its successful investment in programs that improve the lives of local women and girls. To begin the celebration, the fund is initiating “A Toast to Women,” a pay it forward campaign…

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Holiday listings for Dec. 25

December 23, 2015
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SUNDAY, DEC. 27 OTHER 26TH ANNUAL KWANZAA CELEBRATION. Held by the Queen Ann Nzinga Center. Kwanzaa, observed each winter, encourages the traditional values of family, community, responsibility, commerce, and celebration. Open to people of all ages, races, cultures, and faiths. This year, Kwanzaa will be celebrated in the context of a musical entitled, “A Change…

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Dining listings for Dec. 25

December 23, 2015
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ONGOING BRISTOL AMERICAN LEGION POST 2 LUNCHEON. Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. American Legion Post 2, 22 Hooker Court, Bristol. Prices vary depending on order placed. Take out call ahead orders available by calling in advance. Supports American Legion and programs. (860) 589-0088.

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Music listings for Dec. 25

December 23, 2015
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THURSDAY, DEC. 31 PLAINVILLE SPIRIT SHAKER. 9:30 p.m. New Year’s Eve bash. Red Zone, Plainville. OTHER LITTLE BIG TOWN. 7:30 p.m. With Holly Williams. Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville. $49. Ticketmaster.com, 1-800-745-3000.

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