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4th year of CHET scholarships launched

August 25, 2016
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4th year of CHET scholarships launched

When Gloria Chery, a freshman at Central High School in Bridgeport, learned last fall that she had won a CHET Advance Scholarship, she wrote a note of thanks, saying, “This is a great opportunity for me. I thank you so much for helping me even though it seems so far away.  It is such a…

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Carousel museum needs volunteers; open house set for Sept. 11

August 25, 2016
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The New England Carousel Museum is looking for volunteers for various tasks in and around the museum. As a volunteer, you can set your schedule as you are available and willing to donate your time. Volunteers receive a free one year membership to the museum and invitations to museum events. The museum is looking for…

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Bees fall to Bluefish in extra innings

August 25, 2016
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Box scoreIn 140 Characters or Less: A late rally by the Bluefish ultimately lead to an extra-inning 4-3 loss for the Bees in the middle game of three at New Britain Stadium. The Game Changed When…:…the Bluefish rallied to tie the game on an Angelys Nina RBI single with two outs in the top of…

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Electronic waste collection on Saturday; open to Bristol, Plainville, Southington residents

August 24, 2016
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Electronic waste collection on Saturday; open to Bristol, Plainville, Southington residents

There will be a free collection of acceptable electronic items on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will be held rain or shine at the city yard, 95 Vincent P. Kelly Rd., Bristol (Approach from Middle Street.) The collection is open to residents of Bristol, Berlin, Branford, Burlington, Hartland, New…

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Bees rally to beat Bluefish

August 24, 2016
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Box score   In 140 Characters or Less:The Bees rallied back from being down 3-0 in the seventh inning thanks to an RBI single by Jon Griffin and a three-run homer by James Skelton. The Game Changed When…:…Trailing by two in the bottom of the seventh, James Skelton ripped his 10th home run of the…

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Bees welcome Bluefish in for final time this season

August 23, 2016
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Bees welcome Bluefish in for final time this season

In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees return home to take on the Bridgeport Bluefish for the final time this season! First pitch 6:35PM! Series: The last series between the Bees and Bluefish took place in late July at Bridgeport with the Bluefish winning two of three games. The Bees trail by one game in…

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Witch’s Dungeon commemorates 50th with medallions

August 23, 2016
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By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER When Cortlandt Hull founded the Witch’s Dungeon Classic Movie Museum in 1966 at just 13 years old, never did he expect it to become the longest running classic horror and fantasy attraction nationwide. The museum began 50 years ago on the Hull family’s property as a tribute to the actors…

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Malloy’s budget office releasing funds to watchdog agencies

August 23, 2016
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget office is releasing $183,000 in state funds it withheld from the state’s three watchdog agencies. Leaders of the Office of State Ethics, State Elections Enforcement and Freedom of Information commissions have argued the Democratic governor was prevented by law from reducing their budgets, pointing to…

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Blue Crabs snap Bees’ win streak at 4

August 22, 2016
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Box score In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees were unable to extend their winning streak to a season-high five games as they dropped the series opener to the Blue Crabs 9-6. The Game Changed When…:…Crabs’ first baseman Michael Snyder launched a two-run home run in the eighth inning to turn a one-run deficit into…

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Bees rally late but drop 2nd straight to Blue Crabs

August 22, 2016
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Box score In 140 Characters or Less: Despite rallying to get the tying run to second in the ninth, the Bees dropped their second straight to the Blue Crabs 5-3. The Game Changed When…:…the Blue Crabs, already leading 3-1 in the eighth, scored two more runs that inning thanks to a Michael Snyder home run…

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