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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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Performance listings for Dec. 19

December 19, 2014
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Performance listings for Dec. 19

FRIDAY, DEC. 19 OTHER BURLESQUE-A-PADES PRESENTS A CHRISTMAS SHIMMY. Doors open at 6 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Featuring Angie Pontani, Albert Cadabra, The Maine Attraction, Helen Pontani, The Snowflake Dancers, plus special guests Dot Mitzvah and Kiki Soiree. A stage show inspired by the Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol.” Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge…

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Health listings for Dec. 19

December 19, 2014
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Health listings for Dec. 19

TUESDAY, DEC. 23 BRISTOL AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE. 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Bristol Hospital, 41 Brewster Rd., Bristol. 1-800-733-2767. WEDNESDAY, DEC. 24 SOUTHINGTON AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE. 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. American Legion Hall, 66 Main St., Southington. 1-800-733-2767. THURSDAY, JAN. 22 SOUTHINGTON HELPING CHILDREN OVERCOME ANXIETY. 7 to 8:30 p.m.…

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Music listings for Dec. 19

December 19, 2014
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Music listings for Dec. 19

FRIDAY, DEC. 19 OTHER SPIRIT SHAKER. 8 p.m. Trinity-on-Main, 69 Main St., New Britain. JANE MONHEIT, JIM CARUSO, BILLY STRITCH. 7 p.m., 9 p.m. Cabaret performances. Only open to subscribers to the Winter Jazz Series. The Palace Theater, 100 East Main St., Waterbury. (203) 346-2000. PalaceTheaterCt.org ONGOING BRISTOL KARAOKE. Every Friday and Saturday night, 9…

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Minor flood damage at JFK

December 19, 2014
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER A leak in the heating system at John F. Kennedy Middle School forced one class to evacuate the room on Tuesday, Dec. 9 around 12:30 p.m. Assistant principal Kelly Latham said a leak occurred when one of the joints of a pipe in the heating system gave way and a…

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