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Clinton rallies for Malloy, says he told the truth

October 15, 2014
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Former President Bill Clinton is crediting Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy with making the unpopular decisions needed to address the state’s budget problems. Speaking to 700 supporters at a rally Monday in Hartford, Clinton acknowledged Malloy “had a strategy that was designed to make everybody mad.”…

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Statewide voter registration session Oct. 28

October 14, 2014
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Statewide voter registration session Oct. 28

All Registrars of Voters’ offices in Connecticut will hold a statewide voter registration session on Tuesday, Oct. 28 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Call your local registrars’ office for details.

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Disturbance at Double Tree leads to Southington man’s arrest

October 14, 2014
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Disturbance at Double Tree leads to Southington man’s arrest

A disturbance at the Double Tree Hotel on Century Drive resulted in a Southington man being arrested on breach of peace charges. The suspect made things worse for himself when he verbally attacked officers, police said. John Thornton,30, of 2118 Meriden Waterbury Turnpike in Southington was arrested and charged with breach of peace in the…

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Political celebs roll in for Conn. governor’s race

October 14, 2014
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Some political heavy-hitters are coming to Connecticut to help out in the state’s close race for governor. President Barack Obama is scheduled Wednesday to appear in Bridgeport at a rally for Gov. Dannel Malloy. The Democrat is being challenged by Republican businessman Tom Foley. A new Quinnipiac (KWIHN’-ih-pee-ak) University Poll shows…

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Oil, natural gas prices confound New England

October 14, 2014
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By STEPHEN SINGER AP Business Writer HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Pipeline bottlenecks that drove up natural gas home heating prices in New England last winter could cause trouble when the weather again turns cold, but oil prices that once climbed to record territory continue to fall. That unusual sequence of events _ higher prices for…

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Comments sought on public retirement plan

October 14, 2014
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ State officials are seeking public comment on a proposed state-run retirement savings plan for private sector workers in Connecticut. Created earlier this year by the General Assembly, the new Connecticut Retirement Security Board is required to conduct a market feasibility study for the new retirement plan. The group must report its…

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Youth’s Zombie Zone fights Crohn’s disease; now open

October 10, 2014
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Youth’s Zombie Zone fights Crohn’s disease; now open

The Pelletier Family of Bristol has had its fair share of scares, namely those related to their youngest son, Andre’, being diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at the age of 11. Crohn’s disease, along with ulcerative colitis, are painful, debilitating, chronic digestive diseases impacting over 1.4 million American adults and children, with as many as 150,000…

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Miscellaneous listings for Oct. 10

October 10, 2014
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Miscellaneous listings for Oct. 10

FRIDAY, OCT. 10 BRISTOL AN EVENING OF FIRE PREVENTION AND SAFETY. 6 p.m. Held by the Salvation Army. Bristol Fire Department, Fire truck demonstration and exploration, free activity bags. The Salvation Army, 19 Stearns St., Bristol. (860) 583-4651. OTHER ‘DIAMOND RUFF.’ 7 p.m. Film by local artist Joe Young. Q&A follows. The Wadsworth Atheneum, 600…

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Senior listings for Oct. 10

October 10, 2014
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Senior listings for Oct. 10

SATURDAY, OCT. 11 SOUTHINGTON MULBERRY GARDENS OF SOUTHINGTON OPEN HOUSE. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Assisted living, adult day and memory care community. Mulberry Gardens of Southington, 58 Mulberry St., Plantsville. RSVP. (860) 276-1020. THE ORCHARDS AT SOUTHINGTON OPEN HOUSE. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Independent and assisted living community. The Orchards at Southington, 34…

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Support group listings for Oct. 10

October 10, 2014
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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 15 OTHER CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Arbor Rose at Rose at Jerome Home, 975 Corbin Ave., New Britain. RSVP. (860) 229-3707. ONGOING SOUTHINGTON OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS SUPPORT GROUP. Do you suspect food rules your life? Overeaters Anonymous may be the answer for you. It is not a diet club, but a…

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