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Disability rights group wants institutions closed

December 6, 2014
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A coalition of disability rights groups announced plans Wednesday to push Connecticut officials to close six state-run institutions, including Southbury Training School. Representatives from the Connecticut Council on Developmental Disabilities and other organizations said savings from the proposed closures should be used to provide residential services…

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Holidays listings for Dec. 5

December 4, 2014
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Holidays listings for Dec. 5

FRIDAY, DEC. 5 BRISTOL IMAGINE NATION PRESENTS ‘WHOVILLE SPECTACULAR.’ 5 to 8 p.m. Museum will be transformed into Dr. Seuss’s Whoville. Holiday celebration complete with Whoville hairstyling, crafts, music, and sing-alongs. Meet the Grinch and his Whoville friends. Jodie Fitz, author and creator of the Price Chopper Kids Cooking Club will be serving her Grinch-ified…

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Miscellaneous listings for Dec. 5

December 4, 2014
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Miscellaneous listings for Dec. 5

FRIDAY, DEC. 5 OTHER WOMEN IN BUSINESS NETWORKING. Presented by the Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce. 7:45 a.m. Attorney Regina von Gootkin will present and discuss typical mistakes that small business owners make that could land them in legal trouble. Village Gates, 88 Scott Swamp Rd., Farmington. info@CentralCTChambers.org, (860) 584-4718. DEC. 5-7, 12-14, 19-21 BRISTOL/…

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Senior listings for Dec. 5

December 4, 2014
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Senior listings for Dec. 5

TUESDAY, DEC. 16 PLAINVILLE AARP SMART DRIVER COURSE. 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Course covers the effects of aging and medication on driving, local hazards, accident prevention measures, and more. Films and discussions will be presented and a driver’s manual provided. No written or on the road test required. Upon completion of the course, an…

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Support group listings for Dec. 5

December 4, 2014
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Support group listings for Dec. 5

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 group of people recovering from compulsive overeating. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively. There are no fees or weigh-ins. No…

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Dining listings for Dec. 5

December 4, 2014
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Dining listings for Dec. 5

FRIDAY, DEC. 5 BRISTOL THE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS FOR UNITED WAY 4TH ANNUAL WINE GALA. 5:30 p.m., doors open. Tastings until 8:30 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the United Way of West Central Connecticut. Sample over 70 wines, try many delicious hor’s d’oeuvres. Raffles. Maple End Package Store in Bristol will provide the wine and will take…

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Performance listings for Dec. 5

December 4, 2014
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Performance listings for Dec. 5

DEC. 5-6 OTHER KURT METZGER. 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday. Comix at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $20 to $50. ComixatFoxwoods.com, 1-800-200-2882. SATURDAY, DEC. 6 OTHER JERRY SEINFELD. 8 p.m. Grand Theater, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $82.50 to $150. Foxwoods.com, 1-800-200-2882, 1-800-745-3000. COMIX PRESENTS LAVELL CRAWFORD. 10 p.m. Fox Theater, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $25…

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Health listings for Dec. 5

December 4, 2014
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Health listings for Dec. 5

MONDAY, DEC. 8 BRISTOL BLOOD DRIVE. 6:30 p.m. DoubleTree by Hilton, 42 Century Dr., Bristol. 1-800-RED-CROSS. PLAINVILLE BLOOD DRIVE. 1 to 6 p.m. United Methodist Church, 56 Red Stone Hill, Plainville. 1-800-RED-CROSS WEDNESDAY, DEC. 10 SOUTHINGTON BLOOD DRIVE. 6:45 p.m. Falcon Club, 33 Knowles Ave., Southington. THURSDAY, DEC. 11 PLAINVILLE FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS. Provided…

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Music listings for Dec. 5

December 4, 2014
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Music listings for Dec. 5

FRIDAY, DEC. 5 OTHER CELTIC THUNDER. 8 p.m. Grand Theater, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $30 to $50. Foxwoods.com, 1-800-200-2882, 1-800-745-3000. SLIPKNOT, KORN, AND KING 810. 7:30 p.m., Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville. $35. 1-800-745-3000. MoheganSun.com SATURDAY, DEC. 6 OTHER BOB SEGER. Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville. MoheganSun.com SUNDAY, DEC. 7 SOUTHINGTON SOUTHINGTON FESTIVAL CHORALE HOLIDAY CONCERT. 3…

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The women who want to be Miss Southington, Miss Southington’s Outstanding Teen

December 4, 2014
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The women who want to be Miss Southington, Miss Southington’s Outstanding Teen

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR This Saturday at 7 p.m., a new Miss Southington and a new Miss Southington’s Outstanding Teen will be crowned. The pageant will be held at 7 p.m. at Derynoski Elementary School on 240 Main St., Southington. We caught up some of the contestants interested in succeeding the reigning Miss Southington…

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