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Southington Republican Committee elects party leaders

March 30, 2016
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Louis Martocchio was named as Republican vice chair.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Southington Republican Town Committee (SRTC) held elections on March 22, re-electing Brian Callahan to lead the party. Callahan, who has served as Chairman of the committee for four years, said “It feels good to have a vote of confidence” from voters. The biggest change came when committee members elected Attorney Louis…

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Finance board finalizes budget

March 30, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Board of Finance (BOF) held three workshops this month to determine the budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. At a public hearing on March 7, the BOF opened the floor for residents to share their questions and concerns before these workshops. This year’s budget request totaled $143 million, a $4.7 million…

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Coffee and conversation with Democratic state reps

March 30, 2016
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House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz (D – Berlin/Southington) and State Rep. Dave Zoni (D – Southington) are inviting the public to join them for coffee at the Carousel Coffee Shop, 190 Main St. in Southington to answer questions and chat about any ideas people may have about moving our community and all of Connecticut forward. They will…

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Eversource helicopters to be surveying over Bristol, Southington

March 30, 2016
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Look up in the skies, it’s a bird, it’s Eversource. As part of an ongoing effort to strengthen the power grid and increase reliability, Eversource announced in a press release it will be surveying vegetation growing near its high voltage transmission lines. The work involves using two helicopters to cover more than 800 miles of…

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Music listings, starting April 1

March 30, 2016
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FRIDAY, APRIL 1 OTHER THE MACHINE. 8 p.m. Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield. $45. (203) 438-5795, RidgefieldPlayhouse.org TONY BENNETT. 8 p.m. Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville. $59, $39. MoheganSun.com, 1-800-745-3000. SATURDAY, APRIL 2 BRISTOL HOLDEN IT TOGETHER. A fund raiser for the Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance. 6 to 10 p.m. Featuring Cajun Ray and the…

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Performance listings, starting April 1

March 30, 2016
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FRIDAY, APRIL 1 OTHER ‘MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET.’ 8 p.m. Musical about famed recording session with Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. Garde Arts Center, 325 State St., New London. $38 and up. GardeArts.org, (860) 444-7373. ‘APRIL FOOLS: STORIES ABOUT GETTING DUPED.’ Part of The MOuTH at The Mark Twain House and…

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Dining listings, starting April 1

March 30, 2016
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SATURDAY, APRIL 2 BRISTOL PASTA DINNER FUND RAISER. 5 to 7 p.m. Benefit for “Charity: Water” Hosted by Team Clean Water. Raise money to construct drilled wells, spring protections, and Bio Sand filters to provide clean water to communities around the world. Pasta, meatballs, salad, bread, and coffee. Special appearance by Christine Ieronimo, author of…

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Miscellaneous listings, starting April 1

March 30, 2016
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FRIDAY, APRIL 1 OTHER SINGLES HAPPY HOUR. Held by Social Connections. 5 p.m. George’s Pizza, 9 School St., Unionville. (860) 582-8229. APRIL 1-28 PLAINVILLE THE THIRD ANNUAL AMATEUR ART EXHIBIT. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. SATURDAY, APRIL 2 BRISTOL BRISTOL CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL FOOTLIGHTS USED CLOTHING DONATION DRIVE. 10 a.m. to 1…

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DePaolo and Kennedy take you on a journey ‘Into the Woods’

March 30, 2016
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By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and Jack (with his magic beans) walk into the woods. What happens next? You’ll have to visit Kennedy Middle School over the next couple of days to find out. The DePaolo-Kennedy middle school drama club is gearing up for a spectacular, star-studded performance, which includes all of…

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Kids listings, starting April 1

March 30, 2016
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TUESDAY, APRIL 5 OTHER ‘SESAME STREET LIVE “LET’S DANCE!”’ 10:30 a.m., 3 p.m. Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford. $18, $25, $37, $77. (203) 325-4466, SCALive.org SATURDAY, APRIL 23 BRISTOL R.E.A.D. TO THE DOGS. 1 to 2:30 p.m. Children of reading age are invited to come and read to Tails of Joy Reading Education Assistance…

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