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BOE names Olander as new technology director

December 21, 2014
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The Board of Education has appointed Jamie Olander as the new director of technology for the Southington Public Schools. Olander has served as the executive director of institutional data for the Hartford Public Schools since 2012. Prior to that, he worked in analytics, information, and marketing at The Hartford, an…

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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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Expanding the water system in Southington

December 21, 2014
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER   The Town Council unanimously approved a bond ordinance for over $5 million, which is going to be a low-interest loan from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund, for the Water Department to design and construct the Eastside Pressure Zone project. According to Superintendent of the Water Department Fred Rogers,…

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Five-year old starts toy drive for CCMC

December 21, 2014
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By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER For 5-year-old Amelia Daliga of Bristol, all she wants this holiday season is to make young patients smile at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford. Late last month, Amelia decided to start her own toy drive after thinking about children who may not be able to come home for the…

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Southington joins the state quest for faster, cheaper internet

December 20, 2014
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The Town Council has agreed to join an initiative led by New Haven to collect information on the best way to create a gigabyte network, which has been providing better internet service across the country. “They want cheaper, faster internet, more reliable internet,” said Director of Planning and Community Development…

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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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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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Senior listings for Dec. 19

December 19, 2014
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Senior listings for Dec. 19

THURSDAY, DEC. 25 PLAINVILLE CHRISTMAS DINNER AT THE PLAINVILLE SENIOR CENTER. 11:30 a.m. Traditional Christmas dinner for center members or Plainville residents 60 and over who would otherwise be alone on the holiday. Volunteers will provide transportation for those who need a ride to the center. No charge for dinner by donations appreciated. Plainville residents…

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Holiday listings for Dec. 19

December 19, 2014
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FRIDAY, DEC. 19 OTHER KENNY ROGERS CHRISTMAS AND HITS THROUGH THE YEARS. With special guest Linda Davis. Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville. $35. MoheganSun.com BURLESQUE-A-PADES PRESENTS A CHRISTMAS SHIMMY. Doors open at 6, show at 8 p.m. Featuring Angie Pontani, Albert Cadabra, The Maine Attraction, Helen Pontani, The Snowflake Dancers, plus special guests Dot Mitzvah and…

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