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Libertarian Party sues Connecticut over ballot petition laws

January 5, 2016
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Libertarian Party sues Connecticut over ballot petition laws

HARTFORD, Conn. — The Libertarian Party is suing the state of Connecticut in federal court, challenging laws regarding the rules for petitioning candidates to appear on the election ballot. The party specifically objects to a provision requiring Connecticut residents to gather the necessary signatures. Dan Barrett, legal director for the ACLU of Connecticut, told the…

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Connecticut State Police release New Year’s enforcement data

January 5, 2016
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Connecticut State Police release New Year’s enforcement data

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut State Police responded to more accidents and issued more tickets for distracted driving and speeding over this year’s New Year’s holiday than during the same period in 2015. Increased enforcement began Thursday on the state’s roadways and ended at midnight on Sunday. As of 8 a.m. Sunday, state police say…

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Forward into the past at Steampunk event

January 1, 2016
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Tracksters Gabi Napoli, left, and Sean Garrison, center, sign NCAA Division I National Letters of Intent during a ceremony at the high school.

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR What if the future happened in the age of Queen Victoria instead of the 21st century? Well, you can find out on Jan. 9 when the Brass Ring Academy and Cabaret returns to the New England Carousel Museum for another celebration of everything known as Steampunk. The genre has been…

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St. Paul planning open house; placement exam Jan. 16

December 30, 2015
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St. Paul Catholic High School will host an open house next month. The scheduled date is Saturday, Jan. 9 with the tour beginning at 10 a.m. A tour of the Bristol building, meeting the faculty, and visiting the family are all part of St. Paul’s open houses and are open to all prospective students and…

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AARP Tax Aide appointments available

December 30, 2015
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Appointment sign-up for 2016 AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is underway. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide appointments are available free to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those 60 and older. Appointments are held in the Computer Lab at Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol starting Feb. 9. Tax Aide appointmentsare available Tuesdays, 8:30…

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Music listings for Jan. 1

December 30, 2015
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SUNDAY, JAN. 3 OTHER CORNFED DOGS. 5 to 8 p.m. The Half Door, 270 Sisson Ave., Hartford. (860) 232-7827. TheHalfdoorHFD.com FRIDAY, JAN. 8 OTHER ENFORCER, WARBRINGER. With Cauldron and Exmortus. Webster Theater, Hartford. WebsterTheater.com

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Miscellaneous listings for Jan. 1

December 30, 2015
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JAN. 1-31 SOUTHINGTON DIANE BARILE ART EXHIBIT. Acrylics. The Orchards, community room, 34 Hobart St., Southington. (860) 628-5656, SouthingtonArtsandCrafts.com, SouthingtonOrchards.org SATURDAY, JAN. 2 OTHER SINGLES MOVIE EVENING. Sponsored by Social Connections. 630 p.m. Meet in lobby, everyone decides what movie to see. After go nearby for refreshments. Starplex Cinemas, 19 Frontage Rd., Berlin. (860) 582-8229.…

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Health listings for Jan. 1

December 30, 2015
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TUESDAY, JAN. 5 SOUTHINGTON FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Held by Hartford HealthCare Senior Services. Southington YMCA, 29 High St., Southington. THURSDAY, JAN. 7 SOUTHINGTON FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS. 11 a.m. Held by Hartford HealthCare Senior Services. Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., Southington. BRISTOL ‘EAT WELL, BE WELL.’ Presented by Wheeler Health…

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Performance listings for Jan. 9

December 30, 2015
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SATURDAY, JAN. 9 OTHER ‘DANCING WITH THE STARS: LIVE!’ 8 p.m. Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville. $45.Ticketmasters.com, 1-800-745-3000.

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Dining listings for Jan. 1

December 30, 2015
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John Leary

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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