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Tobacco settlement board warns against complacency

December 23, 2014
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A board that recommends how Connecticut should spend part of its legal settlement with major tobacco companies is urging state lawmakers not to become complacent about combating smoking, insisting that declining rates don’t tell the full story. The annual report from the Tobacco and Health Trust…

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Proposal to cap electric charge to be discussed

December 23, 2014
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A key Connecticut lawmaker is joining a coalition of labor, religious and environmental groups to discuss a legislative proposal to place a cap on the residential fixed charge imposed by the state’s largest electric utility, Connecticut Light and Power. Rep. Lonnie Reed, a Branford Democrat, was scheduled to appear Monday at…

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Bomb threat called into SHS; kids sent home early

December 22, 2014
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Police reported that today, at about 2 p.m., a bomb threat to the Southington High school was posted on the social media website (YIK YAK). Police said the threat was discovered near the schools’ dismissal time, so all students were dismissed early, all after school activities were cancelled, and the school building was evacuated. Police…

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‘Legends in Concert’ continues to be a cut above

December 21, 2014
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‘Legends in Concert’ continues to be a cut above

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR One of the aspects of the “Legends in Concert” franchise that I have always enjoyed is that the performers never hold back. When the performers step up on stage as Elvis, Michael Jackson, etc., the audience never gets a paint-by-numbers tribute performance. The performers don’t just stand up, offer up…

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Chuckling holiday stress away with Burlesque-A-Pades

December 21, 2014
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Chuckling holiday stress away with Burlesque-A-Pades

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR For the standing room audience at Bridge Street Live in Collinsville last Friday, the stresses of the holiday melted away. And it was all thanks to Burlesque-A-Pades’ “Christmas Shimmy,” featuring Angie Pontani, Helen Pontani, the Maine Attraction, Albert Cadabra, and special Connecticut guest Dot Mitzvah. I, for one, didn’t stop…

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Torah to be restored

December 19, 2014
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by LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER A torah that survived the Holocaust is being restored for its custodial synagogue in Southington for regular use in services. Candice Hall from Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation said the torah is at least 200 to 300 years old. “It was recovered during the holocaust when so many were destroyed,” said…

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Miscellaneous listings for Dec. 19

December 19, 2014
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Miscellaneous listings for Dec. 19

FRIDAY, DEC. 19 PLAINVILLE BOOK SIGNING WITH REV. SALVATORE MANCINI OF MANCHESTER. Noon to 5 p.m. “Should Women Preach? Defending Women in Christian Ministry.” El Camino Christian Book Store, 8 East Main St., Plainville. (860) 846-0585. RevSalManciniBooks.com, (860) 895-7034. BRISTOL LUNCH HOUR SOUP AND MOVIE. 12:30 p.m. Showing of “The Hundred Foot Journey” based on…

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SHS teacher charged with disorderly conduct

December 19, 2014
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SHS teacher charged with disorderly conduct

The Southington High School teacher who caused a firestorm of viral comments on the internet after he allegedly arrived to class intoxicated was arrested last Friday. Police said that at approximately 6:45 a.m. Dec. 9, John Edward Hansen Jr., 47, of New Haven surrendered to the Southington Police Department after learning there was an active…

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Kids listings for Dec. 19

December 19, 2014
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Kids listings for Dec. 19

SUNDAY, DEC. 21 BRISTOL BREAKFAST WITH SANTA. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Breakfast/ crafts/ sleigh/ carriage rides. St. Matthew School gym, 33 Welch Dr., Forestville. $12 for adults. $6 for children 3 and up. Children under 3, free. Tickets available at the door. TUESDAY, DEC. 23 PLAINVILLE MUSIC TOGETHER CLASS. 10:30 a.m. For children ages…

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Support group listings for Dec. 19

December 19, 2014
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Support group listings for Dec. 19

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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