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Health listings for Jan. 30

January 30, 2015
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FEB. 2-APRIL 22 OTHER STRONGWOMEN-HEALTHY HEARTS. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Mondays and Wednesdays. Helping women make positive changes to eat healthier, move more, and improve general health and well-being. Hospital of Central Connecticut Department of Cardiology,  New Britain General campus, 100 Grand St., New Britain. $80. 1-800-321-6244. TUESDAY, FEB. 3 BRISTOL NUTRITION AND YOUNG CHILDREN.…

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Music listings for Jan. 30

January 30, 2015
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FRIDAY, JAN. 30 PLAINVILLE SPIRIT SHAKER. Red Zone, 54 West Main St., Plainville. BRISTOL EASTERN HIGH SCHOOL BANDS AND CHOIRS. 6 p.m. Part of Sweet Sounds-Music and Desserts fund raiser to support the band’s and choir’s trip to Walt Disney World in Florida. In Florida, they will perform and compete against bands and choirs from…

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Observations: When the news reporter becomes the news

January 30, 2015
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by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Monday is a “hell or high water” day at the Observer. It’s the day before we go to press. I’m pushing myself to get the paper ready to hit the presses bright and early on Tuesday. I tell everyone I will not leave my desk for hell or high water.…

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WIC available for eligible residents

January 30, 2015
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State residents who meet certain income and other requirements can obtain nutritious food and nutrition education through the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program of Bristol Hospital. More than 5,000 people in 20 area towns currently participate in this Bristol Hospital program. Women who are pregnant, postpartum, or breastfeeding, infants under 1 year of age,…

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Court: Media don’t have to delete stories when charges nixed

January 30, 2015
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By LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) _ A Connecticut woman’s claims that media outlets libeled her by refusing to delete stories about her arrest after charges were dismissed were rejected by a federal appeals court Wednesday. The ruling by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan pertained to the August 2010…

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The State of the Town: Leaders discuss progress at chamber event

January 30, 2015
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Bailey Kahl launches himself toward the pit during the long jump competition on Jan. 24.

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER Town Councilors spoke about the changes in town government and on their special committees within the last year at the Chamber Legislative Committee 6th annual State of the Town dinner. Seven of the nine town councilors spoke about recent accomplishments and concerns on projects in town. Chairman Michael Riccio praised…

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BOE approves $90 million budget

January 29, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The Board of Education (BOE) finalized the budget for the 2015-2016 school year, and the board unanimously approved spending $90,197,401 with a 3.59 percent increase from last year’s budget. Director of Business and Finance Sherri DiNello presented the budget, which she crafted along with school administrators based on the year…

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Finance board heralds bond sale

January 29, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The Town of Southington’s Department of Finance released the results of the town’s recent bond sale and sale of bond anticipation notes (BANs). The $26.92 million bond sale and $12 million sale of bond anticipation notes attracted several bidders, which town officials believe is based on the town’s good performance…

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Connecticut population decreases for 1st time since 2008

January 29, 2015
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut’s population decreased slightly from July 2013 to July 2014 as about 26,000 more people moved out of state than moved in, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates. The overall population drop of 2,664 people during that period, which includes births, deaths and international migration, was the first time Connecticut’s population…

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‘State children’s flower’ to honor victim of home invasion

January 29, 2015
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Document Viewer HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A flower favored by the youngest victim of the 2007 deadly home invasion in Cheshire would become Connecticut’s official children’s state flower in proposed state legislation. The Hartford Courant reports (http://cour.at/1C5Qd0m0 Republican state Rep. Al Adinolfi of Cheshire is sponsoring legislation that would designate four-o’clocks the official “children’s state…

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