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DOT to launch CTfastrak transit system with 9 days of free service

March 18, 2015
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NEWINGTON—The Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) announced today that CTfastrak bus rapid transit system will be offering free rides for all passengers during the initial nine days of service. The free service, from March 28 to April 5, is available on all new CTfastrak green branded buses and on buses that use the bus-only roadway.…

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Middle schools perform ‘Mary Poppins’

March 17, 2015
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By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR Critics must have thought them crazy when school officials settled on “Mary Poppins” for this year’s middle school play. It’s a performance that would challenge even the most veteran American actors with its need for accents and singing. It’s a production that requires spectacular settings and lighting challenges to accommodate the magic and…

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DePaolo Middle School announces March Students of the Month

March 16, 2015
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DePaolo Middle School’s students of the month for March. Front, from left, Bobby Lasbury, Jon Breski, Natalia Adamczyk, Faith Kosior, and Sandra Robel. Back, Asst. Principal Chris Palmieri, Scott Putnam, Cole Lespier, Jacob DelMonte, Betul Agirman, Alessia Ricigliano. Missing from the photo are Sam Miranda and Michayla Turner.

DePaolo Middle School has announced their Students of the Month for March. In sixth grade Bobby Lasbury, Faith Kosior, and Cole Lespier were selected by their teams. Bobby is the son of Robert and Amy Lasbury and received the Presidential Award for Academic Excellence last year. He is a community service volunteer, ran on the…

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Dress and accessory boutique downtown: Bangles opens just in time for prom dress season

March 14, 2015
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Dress and accessory boutique downtown: Bangles opens just in time for prom dress season

By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER It’s prom dress shopping season, and a Southington resident opened her new local business just in time. Bangle is a new dress boutique located at 48 North Main Street on Route 10 just recently opened last month, just in time for the prom rush. “I was eager to open for the…

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Book Drive held for Liberian School

March 13, 2015
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Book Drive held for Liberian School

By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER Inspired by a church’s mission, two local teens took it upon themselves to make a difference in the lives of students who are less fortunate. National Honors Society (NHS) seniors Alexa Taylor and Ryan Padden collected 400 hundred books for a Liberian school. St. Margaret’s school is a K-12 Catholic school…

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Compounce opens May 9; new features touted

March 13, 2015
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Opening day for Lake Compounce is around the corner – May 9. Lake Compounce, which bills itself as the oldest amusement park in the nation is starting its 2015 season off with a bang, reported a news release from the park. New additions to the park include: a new Dinosaur Expedition attraction, new Season Pass…

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Seniors listings for March 13

March 13, 2015
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SATURDAY, MARCH 14 SOUTHINGTON MULBERRY GARDENS OF SOUTHINGTON OPEN HOUSE. 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Assisted living, adult day, and memory community. Mulberry Gardens of Southington, 58 Mulberry St., Plantsville. RSVP. (860) 276-1020. SUNDAY, MARCH 15 OTHER OPEN HOUSE AT ARBOR ROSE AT JEROME HOME. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Independent assisted living and memory…

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Support group listings for March 13

March 13, 2015
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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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Meeting listings for March 13

March 13, 2015
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SUNDAY, MARCH 15 OTHER THE CT POSTCARD CLUB. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Meet fellow collectors, browse cards, and bid in March auction. Knights of Columbus Hall, 2630 Whitney Ave., Hamden. ONGOING PLAINVILLE CITIZENS AND PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION. 7 p.m., first Tuesday of the month. Concerned citizens and taxpayers of Plainville who meet monthly to…

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Kids listings for March 13

March 13, 2015
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SATURDAY, MARCH 14 BRISTOL EASTER EGG HUNT. 10 a.m. to noon. Easter crafts, light refreshments, an Eastern Egg Hunt, and a visit from Easter bunny. Held by St. Joseph School, 335 Center St., Bristol. RSVP. (860) 582-8696. SUNDAY, MARCH 15 BRISTOL FAMILY SUNDAYS: CAROUSEL COOKIES CREATIONS. 12 to 2 p.m. Use the carousel animals as…

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