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Annual OM variety show has a new captain this year

April 7, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR There is a new face taking charge behind the scenes of this year’s annual OM Show. Although, in the world of Bristol’s community performing arts, she’s a familiar face. Maria Salice, who has been part of the OM Show as a performer, is taking over the directing reins for the…

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Connecticut, Notre Dame in NCAA title game _ again

April 7, 2015
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By FRED GOODALL AP Sports Writer TAMPA, Fla. (AP) _ All season it seemed like a foregone conclusion that Connecticut would play for another women’s national championship. It wasn’t as clear cut for Huskies nemesis Notre Dame. The nation’s winningest programs since 2009 are right back where they were a year ago, meeting in the…

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Bill would allow Connecticut spouses to keep more assets

April 7, 2015
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A bill that would allow the spouse of someone living in a nursing home to keep more of the couple’s assets is moving through the General Assembly. Under the state’s current Medicaid rules, the spouse who remains in the community can keep half of the couple’s combined assets or the federal…

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Lawmakers struggle to replenish Malloy’s human service cuts

April 7, 2015
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Proposed funding cuts to social service programs are one of the most vexing challenges for Connecticut lawmakers as they struggle to find the money to replenish what some call devastating reductions. Both Democrats and Republicans have voiced strong objections to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposal, which…

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Senior listings for April 3

April 3, 2015
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MONDAY, APRIL 6 BRISTOL SPRING CLASS REGISTRATION FOR BRISTOL SENIOR CENTER. 8:30 a.m. For spring art and exercise classess. Bristol Senior Center main office, 240 Stafford Ave., Bristol. APRIL 8-MAY 6 PLAINVILLE IPAD BASICS CLASS. Wednesdays, 1 to 3 p.m. Taught by instructor Evelyn Morin. The basics of using your iPad, downloading “Apps,” surfing the…

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Support group listings for April 3

April 3, 2015
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ONGOING BRISTOL AL-ANON. Tuesdays 10 to 11:30 a.m. St. Gregory Hall, Stafford Avenue and Maltby Street, Bristol. Families and friends of alcoholics welcome. AL-ANON. Fridays 7:30 to 9 p.m. St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 1024 Stafford Ave., Bristol. Families and friends of alcoholics welcome. BRISTOL MS SUPPORT GROUP. 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each…

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Meeting listings for April 3

April 3, 2015
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APRIL 6, 20 OTHER QUILTS THAT CARE. Monday, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center, 1075 Chase Parkway, Waterbury. (860) 945-0184, QuiltsThatCare.Deb@gmail.com, QuiltsThatCare.org APRIL 7, 21 BRISTOL QUILTS THAT CARE. Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. (860) 945-0184, QuiltsThatCare.Deb@gmail.com, QuiltsThatCare.org ONGOING PLAINVILLE CITIZENS AND PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION.…

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Kids listings for April 3

April 3, 2015
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FRIDAY, APRIL 3 BRISTOL EASTER EGG HUNT. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring your favorite basket for an open field Easter Egg Hunt and other children’s activities. Exchange a plastic egg for a rice. Families can sign up for Environmental Learning Centers of Connecticut Rent-A-Baby-Chick program. $10, families care for a baby chick for one…

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Miscellaneous listings for April 3

April 3, 2015
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APRIL 3-4 BRISTOL INDOOR RUMMAGE SALE. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Benefit for Kairos of Connecticut, an in-prison ministry for inmates of Connecticut’s prisons; Torch, an in-prison ministry for youthful offenders; and Kairos Outside, a ministry that works with women who are outside prison walls yet impacted by incarceration. 2562 Aldbourne Dr., Bristol.…

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Dining listings for April 3

April 3, 2015
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TUESDAY, APRIL 7 BRISTOL FUND RAISER TO BENEFIT BRISTOL CENTRAL CLASS OF 2018 AT WAYBACK BURGER. 5 to 8 p.. Wayback Burgers, 123 Farmington Ave., Bristol. THURSDAY, APRIL 9 BRISTOL BRISTOL ELKS FAMILY NIGHT DINNER. 5 to 6:30 p.m. Pot roast or stuffed fish, choice of soup or salad, potato, vegetable, bread and butter, and…

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