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Carousel Museum opens up to fun and talent Sept. 27

September 16, 2014
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On Saturday, Sept. 27, The New England Carousel Museum and Bristol Center for Arts and Culture opens its doors to celebrate Bristol fun and talent on the first Saturday of the Bristol Mum Festival. Several years ago, a press release from the museum explained, the executive director, Louise DeMars and the Board of Directors of…

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Politicians keep tradition alive at Crocodile Club Dinner

September 14, 2014
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Politicians keep tradition alive at Crocodile Club Dinner

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer For 133 years now, a multitude of individuals have gathered at Lake Compounce to put aside their political differences over a traditional dinner of lamb and corn with all the trimmings. Last Friday, local and state officials did just that in the amusement park’s ballroom to celebrate the history of…

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Area restaurants help visitors get their food on this Saturday with Fest

September 13, 2014
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Local restaurants in the central Connecticut area are gearing up for Bristol’s first-ever “Flavor’d Food Fest: A Taste of Bristol and Beyond.” In July, Bristol Rising announced the launch of the event, which will focus on food entirely,

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Grant helps St. Thomas get new technology

September 13, 2014
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Grant helps St. Thomas get new technology

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer St. Thomas Catholic School recently used a $25,000 grant from the Hoffman Foundation to purchase a Smart Table to use with pre-k through third grade classes and also installed new Smart Board projectors into the classrooms that did not have the technology. Students and teachers at the school are excited…

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The future of Bradley; Council, Hartford Healthcare release statements

September 12, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Both Hartford HealthCare and the Town Council have recently made public statements regarding the future of Bradley Memorial Hospital. In a Hartford HealthCare press release, the company said that it will continue to work on plans with the Bradley Community Advisory Committee, assembled of leaders from community organizations, local politicians…

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Youth takes center stage at CT Icon

September 12, 2014
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Youth takes center stage at CT Icon

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer This year’s CT Icon singing competition was a year of firsts. The contestants took their performances to a new stage, there was a sing-off for first place and a twelve-year-old girl emerged as the youngest to ever win the competition. After making it through the audition process, 12 finalists moved…

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Residents concerned over school access walks

September 12, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Town Council is considering making it the responsibility of home owners and property owners to clear school access walks, sidewalks that were created for children walking to school. The plan is evaluate the condition of the sidewalks, repair them of any current damages and then turn them over to…

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Bee experts look to ease concerns at Strong School

September 11, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer State entomologists Dr. Kimberly Stoner and Dr. Gale Ridge, from the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, gave a presentation to Strong School parents regarding the bee infestation that made it self known last spring. Stoner and Ridge, who were invited by Southington School Supt. Timothy Connellan, spent time discussing the different…

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Middle school construction projects does not hinder return to class

September 10, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Significant progress was made over the summer for the construction projects at DePaolo Middle School and Kennedy Middle School and the transition into the upgraded buildings has been going smoothly as the new school year has recently started. According to the middle school principals, the students have been able to…

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CL&P says its ready for emergencies; urges customers to plan ahead

September 9, 2014
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September is National Preparedness Month and with hurricane season is underway, CL&P said in a press release is ready to respond to any damage or outages Mother Nature may bring to Connecticut. In the press release, the company encouraged customers to plan ahead and take action before an emergency strikes. “Effectively responding to emergencies requires…

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