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Nutmeg credit union now state regulated rather than federally

January 9, 2015
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Nutmeg State Federal Credit Union has undergone an historic change in the new year. As of Jan. 1, 2015, Nutmeg, which has an office in Bristol, changed from a federally regulated charter to a state regulated one, becoming Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union. This change brings the opportunity for greater organizational expansion, said a press…

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Martin takes his seat in state senate

January 9, 2015
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Sen. Henri Martin took the oath of office at the State Capitol on Jan. 7 to become the new state senator for the 31st District. The district is comprised of Bristol, Harwinton, Plainville, Plymouth, and Thomaston. Martin took office with about 40 friends and family watching, including his parents, wife Roxanne and four children. As…

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Tunxis credit course registration underway

January 9, 2015
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Credit registration for the spring 2015 semester is under way at Tunxis Community College in Farmington. For information on how to apply and register, contact the Admissions Office at (860)773-1490, or visit tunxis.edu/admissions. Late registration will take place Jan. 20. Tunxis offers over 60 associate degrees and certificates that prepare students for transfer to four-year…

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Symphony highlights sounds of silver screen

January 9, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The sounds of the silver screen will fill the hall of the Belding Theater at the Bushnell starting next Thursday when The Hartford Symphony Orchestra presents “Sigal Plays Carmen Fantasie” as part of its Masterworks Series. Sigal is HSO concertmaster and principal violinist Leonid Sigal. And “Carmen Fantasie” is a…

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‘Pippin’ colorful, great fun

January 7, 2015
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If you’re looking for a fun night of entertainment, great performances, gutbusting laughter, and memorable music, the current revival of Stephen Schwartz’s (“Wicked,” “Godspell”) and Roger O. Hirson’s classic musical “Pippin” is for you. The current road production takes the 1970s’ era musical and shoots it into the 21st century on the wings of its…

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Connecticut cities and towns seek level state aid at minimum

January 7, 2015
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut’s largest association of cities and towns is asking the governor and state lawmakers to at least maintain current levels of state aid when they craft a new two-year state budget. Ron Thomas, director of public policy and advocacy for the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities, said Monday the funding is needed…

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Severe Cold Weather Protocol activated by CT

January 6, 2015
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Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced he has activated the state’s Severe Cold Weather Protocol in anticipation of temperatures in the teens and single digits and wind chills below zero over the next few days and nights. The protocol is effective beginning today, Jan. 6, and will remain in effect through Saturday, January 10. “We…

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Wind ensemble preparing for its 2015 season

January 6, 2015
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The Plainville Wind Ensemble is preparing for its 2015 concert season with rehearsals every Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the band room of Plainville High School. Founded in 1987, the Plainville Wind Ensemble began with interested adult musicians meeting weekly in the auditorium of the old junior high school. Fourteen adults from several cities and…

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Kids listings for Jan. 9

January 6, 2015
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SATURDAY, JAN. 10 BRISTOL MISS CONNECTICUT’S OUTSTANDING TEEN 2014, CYNTHIA MOURA DIAS. 10 a.m. She will present stories and crafts that promote early childhood literacy and a love of reading. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Register. Limited to 25 children. Snow date is Jan. 11 at 1:30 p.m. (860) 584-7797, ext. 2021. SUNDAY,…

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Police accuse man of setting American flag on fire; caught on video surveillance by homeowner

January 2, 2015
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Police accuse man of setting American flag on fire; caught on video surveillance by homeowner

A Southington man was arrested after police received a report about an American flag being set on fire. Police said the department received a call on Dec. 27 at about 11:30 p.m. from a resident of Sunnyridge Drive. Police said the complainant reported that a small American flag that was affixed to his mailbox was…

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