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Malloy makes Foley’s personal wealth issue in race

October 7, 2014
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ In his rematch with Republican Tom Foley, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has frequently made references to his opponent’s personal wealth, painting the Greenwich businessman as out of touch with the concerns of ordinary taxpayers. At a recent transportation forum, the first-term Democrat questioned whether Foley ever…

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Health officials: US well-equipped to stop Ebola

October 5, 2014
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By LOLITA C. BALDOR and LAURAN NEERGAARD Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) _ The Obama administration is seeking to allay fear about the single confirmed case of Ebola in the United States, saying that despite some initial missteps the health care system is doing what needs to be done to prevent an outbreak. “Our health care…

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Malloy, Foley fight over arrests, investigation

October 5, 2014
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press STORRS, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut’s hotly contested rematch for governor got personal Thursday night, with Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy bringing up Republican businessman Tom Foley’s decades-old arrests and Foley resurrecting a 2004-05 corruption investigation into Malloy. The hour-long debate, aired live on FoxCT, started off with the typical fight…

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Despite rules, nursing homes still lack sprinklers

October 5, 2014
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By MATT SEDENSKY Associated Press Tens of thousands of the country’s most vulnerable people are living in nursing homes without adequate sprinklers or that are missing them altogether, according to government data. Despite a history of deadly nursing home fires and a five-year lead-up to an August 2013 deadline to install sprinklers, 385 facilities in…

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Touring production of ‘Evita’ delights, leaving you on seat’s edge

October 3, 2014
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Touring production of ‘Evita’ delights, leaving you on seat’s edge

By KATERINA BELALES CORRESPONDENT After opening on Broadway 35 years ago in 1979, Evita has been one of Broadway’s most beloved musicals. With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, it concentrates on the life of Argentine political leader Eva Perón, the second wife of Argentine president Juan Perón. The story follows…

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UPDATED, POSTPONED: Bristol church to screen ‘Frozen’ as its ‘gift’ to the community

October 3, 2014
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UPDATED, POSTPONED: Bristol church to screen ‘Frozen’ as its ‘gift’ to the community

UPDATE: Due to the rain, the church has postponed the screening of ‘Frozen’ until Oct. 18. by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR This Saturday, unless Mother Nature comes calling and wants to spoil the show, the First Congregational Church was slated to continue its October tradition of screening family-friendly movies on an outdoor screen in their…

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Senior listings for Oct. 3

October 3, 2014
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MONDAY, OCT. 6 BRISTOL CANDIDATE MEET AND GREET. 1:30 p.m. All candidates running in November who are Bristol residents can vote for are invited to participate. Meet and greet is designed to be a casual gathering with each candidate allotted three minutes to introduce themselves to those in attendance. Bristol Senior Center, 240 Stafford Ave.,…

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Meeting listings for Oct. 3

October 3, 2014
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MONDAY, OCT. 6 OTHER QUILTS THAT CARE. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Make quilts for people who undergo cancer treatment. The Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center, 10075 Chase Parkway, Waterbury. (860) 945-0184. QuiltsThatCare.Deb@gmail.com, quiltsthatcare.org TUESDAY, OCT. 7 BRISTOL QUILTS THAT CARE. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Make quilts for people who undergo cancer treatment. Bristol Public Library,…

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Kids listings for Oct. 3

October 3, 2014
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Kids listings for Oct. 3

OCT. 6-DEC. 12 BRISTOL STORY TIME AND READING CLUBS. Various times. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. Registration required for some. For details, go to BristolLib.com. (860) 584-7787, or (860) 584-7790. SATURDAY, OCT. 4 BRISTOL ‘DISNEY’S FROZEN.’ 7 p.m. Fifth Annual Free Outdoor Movie Night. Hosted by…

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Miscellaneous listings for Oct. 3

October 3, 2014
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Miscellaneous listings for Oct. 3

FRIDAY, OCT. 3 BRISTOL JOHN E. TAVERA MEMORIAL FUND FIFTH ANNUAL FUND RAISER. 5 p.m. Picnic buffet, free draft beer, cash bar, raffle prizes, musical entertainment provided by Flyin’ Blind. Proceeds benefit local organizations and provide scholarships to area high school, grammar school students. St. Joseph’s Polish Society, East Main Street, Forestville. $25 per person…

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