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Support group listings for Jan. 8

January 6, 2016
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ONGOING BRISTOL ADULTS TAKING CARE OF AGING PARENTS. Tuesdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Open to all Bristol residents. Share ideas and knowledge with each other on home care, finances, nursing home applications, and professional services. Bristol Senior Center, 240 Stafford Ave., Bristol. Drop-ins welcome. Free. (860) 584-7895. NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUP MEETING. Thursday at 7:30 p.m.…

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Meeting listings for Jan. 8

January 6, 2016
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FRIDAY, JAN. 8 OTHER WOMEN IN BUSINESS NETWORKING. 7:45 to 9:15 a.m. Presented by Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce. Barbara Atherton will speak about “Mysterious and Scary,” a discussion on property and casualty insurance. Village Gate of Farmington, 88 Scott Swamp Rd., Farmington. CentralCTChambers.org/Events TUESDAY, JAN. 12 BRISTOL BUSINESS BUILDERS. 9 to 10:30 a.m. Central…

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Kids listings for Jan. 8

January 6, 2016
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JAN. 8-FEB. 12 BRISTOL FAMILY READING ADVENTURE PROGRAM. Friday, 10 to 11 a.m. For children ages 3 to 5. Provides weekly early learning activities to help develop early reading and literacy skills; gives each family a book and associated activity every week to keep and explore at home. Families completing the entire program also will…

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Girl Scout cookies now available

January 5, 2016
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It’s that time again! Girl Scouts throughout Connecticut are now taking orders beginning for everyone’s favorite cookies. Last year, nearly 160,000 Girl Scouts experienced an update to the Girl Scout Cookie Program: Digital Cookie 1.0, an online cookie selling platform. Girl Scouts of Connecticut was among the five top councils in the nation for total…

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Connecticut groups say they’re ready for more refugees

January 5, 2016
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Connecticut groups say they’re ready for more refugees

By ALAINE GRIFFIN Hartford Courant HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Amid growing debate over the country’s immigration policies in the aftermath of recent terrorist attacks, Connecticut is preparing for a new wave of refugees who will arrive here in 2016. “There’s been overwhelming support recently from churches, mosques, individuals, people calling saying, `We want to help…

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Libertarian Party sues Connecticut over ballot petition laws

January 5, 2016
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Libertarian Party sues Connecticut over ballot petition laws

HARTFORD, Conn. — The Libertarian Party is suing the state of Connecticut in federal court, challenging laws regarding the rules for petitioning candidates to appear on the election ballot. The party specifically objects to a provision requiring Connecticut residents to gather the necessary signatures. Dan Barrett, legal director for the ACLU of Connecticut, told the…

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Connecticut State Police release New Year’s enforcement data

January 5, 2016
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Connecticut State Police release New Year’s enforcement data

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut State Police responded to more accidents and issued more tickets for distracted driving and speeding over this year’s New Year’s holiday than during the same period in 2015. Increased enforcement began Thursday on the state’s roadways and ended at midnight on Sunday. As of 8 a.m. Sunday, state police say…

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Forward into the past at Steampunk event

January 1, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR What if the future happened in the age of Queen Victoria instead of the 21st century? Well, you can find out on Jan. 9 when the Brass Ring Academy and Cabaret returns to the New England Carousel Museum for another celebration of everything known as Steampunk. The genre has been…

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St. Paul planning open house; placement exam Jan. 16

December 30, 2015
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St. Paul Catholic High School will host an open house next month. The scheduled date is Saturday, Jan. 9 with the tour beginning at 10 a.m. A tour of the Bristol building, meeting the faculty, and visiting the family are all part of St. Paul’s open houses and are open to all prospective students and…

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AARP Tax Aide appointments available

December 30, 2015
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Appointment sign-up for 2016 AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is underway. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide appointments are available free to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those 60 and older. Appointments are held in the Computer Lab at Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol starting Feb. 9. Tax Aide appointmentsare available Tuesdays, 8:30…

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