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An evening of style, elegance… and masks

January 1, 2015
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An evening of style, elegance… and masks

Miss Conneticut’s Outstanding Teen program held its fund raising Winter Wonderland Masquerade Ball at the Aqua Turf last Saturday. PHOTOS by MIKE CHAIKEN  

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St. Paul HS schedules open house, entrance exam

December 30, 2014
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St. Paul Catholic High School, Bristol will host an open house on Wednesday, Jan. 7 at 7 p.m. to welcome prospective students and their parents. A Placement Examination for prospective grade 9 and grade 10 students will be held on Saturday, Jan. 10 at 8:00 a.m. Pre-registration for these events is suggested, but not required.…

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Senior class registration begins next Wednesday

December 30, 2014
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On Wednesday, Jan. 7 at 9 a.m., the Bristol Senior Center will begin its class registration for classes that will be held at the Senior Center. The following classes will be held: Tai Chi (Beginners and Experienced); One Stroke Painting; Strength and Tone Exercise; Tap dance for seniors; Ladies Exercise; Advanced Quilting; Beginners Quilting; Chair…

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Minimum wage goes up Jan. 1

December 30, 2014
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, in a press release, reminded residents that Connecticut’s minimum wage is scheduled to increase effective Jan. 1, 2015 from the current rate of $8.70 an hour to $9.15 per hour. The increase is the result of a new law Malloy signed earlier this year that requires a series of modest increases…

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‘Refuse to Be a Victim’ course to be offered Jan. 10

December 30, 2014
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“Refuse to Be a Victim” once again will be presented by Michael Ptaszynski, MD, a certified facilitator, regional training counselor. The program will be held Saturday, Jan. 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Protect yourself and your family from today’s criminal. Refuse To Be A Victim crime prevention and personal safety seminar provides the…

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Interest grows in Connecticut DMV mobile app

December 30, 2014
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WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (AP) _ The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles says a growing number of people are using the agency’s new mobile app to learn about real-time waits at DMV offices, get information about DMV services and conduct practice tests. First introduced in mid-September, the agency said about 2,165 users downloaded the app in the…

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Refunds available for Connecticut T-Mobile users

December 30, 2014
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal will discuss how Connecticut customers of T-Mobile can claim refunds from a settlement reached between federal agencies over unauthorized charges. The Democrat is scheduled to appear Monday at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford with Federal Communication Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel to discuss the steps consumers can take.…

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Convicted felon accused of stealing gun from relatives; possible ties to other criminal activity, say police

December 26, 2014
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A Southington man already on probation was arrested Wednesday after he stole a firearm from a relative’s house. Police are also investigating if the suspect was involved in other criminal activity. Police said that on Dec. 24 at about 9:04 p.m. they received a complaint about a residential burglary at 93 Visconti Ave. The complainants…

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Senators want wider distribution of flu vaccine

December 24, 2014
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MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut’s two U.S. senators are urging the Centers for Disease Control and prevention to increase distribution of a certain flu vaccine manufactured in the state. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy were scheduled to appear Tuesday morning at Protein Sciences in Meriden to make their case for a wider distribution of…

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Lawmakers voice support to cap electric bill fee

December 24, 2014
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A group of Connecticut lawmakers say they support a proposal that would cap fixed residential charges imposed by the state’s largest electric utilities. Monday’s announcement comes after state regulators said Connecticut Light & Power could increase the current $16 a month charge to $19.25. The company originally sought a $25.50 charge,…

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