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Poll: Connecticut governor’s race still deadlocked

October 30, 2014
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HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) _ The latest Quinnipiac University (KWIHN’-ih-pee-ak) University poll shows the race for governor in Connecticut remains deadlocked. The poll released Wednesday shows Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Republican Tom Foley tied with 43 percent each of likely voters surveyed. That’s little changed from a poll released Oct. 22. Conservative petitioning candidate Joe…

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Church to hold blood drive in honor of local youth

October 30, 2014
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Church to hold blood drive in honor of local youth

By Ed Harris Editor Grace United Methodist Church is holding a blood drive Saturday in honor of Daniela Ciriello, a little girl who requires blood transfusions every three weeks in order to live. “After becoming acquainted with the family and Daniela, through some of our family, I hoped to find a way to help and…

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Youths enjoy annual Halloween in Plantsville event

October 29, 2014
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Youths enjoy annual Halloween in Plantsville event

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The 18th annual Halloween in the Village of Plantsville drew crowds of families for a night of safe trick or treating fun. Popular costumes this year ranged from Elsa, from this year’s hit movie “Frozen,” to the classic superhero costumes like Superman and Batman. Anthony Burek was suited up as…

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Ballot proposal could open door to early voting

October 29, 2014
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Ballot proposal could open door to early voting

By DAVE COLLINS Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut residents are being asked to give state officials new authority to make major changes to how, when and where citizens can vote, which could open the door to all voting by mail, online voting, multiple voting days at the polls and expanded use of absentee…

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Pension, liability at center of treasurer’s race

October 29, 2014
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Pension, liability at center of treasurer’s race

By STEPHEN SINGER Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Pension funds valued at $29 billion and even greater unfunded liabilities are giving state treasurer Denise Nappier and Republican challenger Tim Herbst plenty to fight about. Nappier, state treasurer since 1999, is telling voters that despite a heavy debt burden for pension obligations, Connecticut has saved…

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Connecticut details quarantine policies

October 29, 2014
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By DAVE COLLINS Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut officials on Monday joined their counterparts in other states in defending and detailing quarantine powers they’ve enacted as a precaution against Ebola, amid questions by civil liberties advocates and local officials as eight people remained confined in the state. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and state…

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Boy Scouts to collect food

October 29, 2014
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Boy Scouts to collect food

Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts from Sleeping Giant District (Southington, Wallingford, Meriden, North Haven and Hamden) will be coming to your neighborhood the week of November 1 to distribute notices and/or plastic bags requesting food donations for their 26 Annual “Scouting for Food” drive. On Saturday, Nov. 8, between 9 and 11 a.m., the scouts…

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Witch’s Dungeon open for one more weekend

October 28, 2014
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Witch’s Dungeon open for one more weekend

  Witch’s Dungeon at the Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., is in its final weekend: Halloween—Friday– and Saturday(Nov. 1) and Sunday(Nov. 2). PHOTOS by TAMMI NAUDUS  

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Health listings for Oct. 31

October 28, 2014
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Health listings for Oct. 31

TUESDAY, NOV. 4 SOUTHINGTON BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Held by Central Connecticut Senior Health Services. Southington YMCA, 29 High St., Southington. THURSDAY, NOV. 6 SOUTHINGTON BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS. 11 a.m. to noon. Held by Central Connecticut Senior Health Services. Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., Southington.

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Performance listings for Oct. 31

October 28, 2014
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Performance listings for Oct. 31

FRIDAY, OCT. 31 OTHER DUELING COMIX PIANOS. 10:30 p.m. Comix at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $15 to $25. Foxwoods.com OCT. 31-NOV. 15 OTHER ‘ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST.’ Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Directed by Plainville’s Jim Williams. Performed by the Hole in the Wall Theater, 116 Main St., New Britain.…

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