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Nearly $17 M in outside money spent on gov race

November 12, 2014
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Nearly $17 million in outside money was spent on Connecticut’s tight governor’s race, a sizable sum that could prompt legislative action by state lawmakers. Common Cause of Connecticut is reviewing the flow of independent expenditures in the days following the election. The government watchdog group determined…

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Planet Fitness collecting food donations

November 12, 2014
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Planet Fitness, the health club franchise known for its Judgment Free Zone and affordable prices, has partnered with several Connecticut food banks to help communities in need. Beginning Nov. 9, Planet Fitness kicked off the holiday season by sponsoring a 10‐day canned food drive in each of their locations and a special – Pick Your…

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Y to offer Thanksgiving Day fitness challenge at Sloper

November 12, 2014
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Begin your Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 27 at YMCA Camp Sloper, 1000 East St., Southington with a calorie burning fitness challenge featuring 10 surprise events rolled into one workout designed to challenge your strength, agility, endurance and mental fortitude. Non-YMCA members are welcome. Youth must be accompanied by a guardian. Participants are asked to donate…

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Steeple Players perform ‘Les Miserables’ for next two weekends

November 12, 2014
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Steeple Players perform ‘Les Miserables’ for next two weekends

The Steeple Players of the First Congregational Church, Southington will be staging the musical, “Les Misérables” starting Friday, Nov. 14. The musical is set in 19th century France during a time political unrest. It follows several stories that intertwine with the life of released prisoner Jean Valjean as he strives for redemption through good deeds…

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Eighth grader holding toy drive for CCMC Nov. 29

November 12, 2014
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Reilley Walden, an eighth grade student at John F Kennedy Middle School, is hosting her 5th Annual Toy drive for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. The event, Stuff My Mom’s SUV for CCMC will be held Saturday Nov. 29 at 2223 Meriden-Waterbury Rd. in the Marion section of Southington. The event is held from 11 a.m.…

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Save Bradley Hospital committee meets Friday

November 12, 2014
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There will be a meeting of the Restore Bradley Hospital Community Committee to Save Bradley will be held Friday, Nov. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Southington Police Station Meeting Room. For more information, go to Facebook: Restore Bradley Hospital or go to savebradley.wix.com/help

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Three students receive CAPSS awards

November 12, 2014
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Jessica Goralski, a senior at Southington High School, Benjamin Palladino and Julia Semmel, eighth graders at Joseph A. DePaolo Middle School, have been selected as the 2014-2015 recipients of the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents’ Superintendent/Student Recognition award for leadership service to the school, academic prowess relative to ability, and service to others in…

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Election Day snarls may prompt legislative action

November 11, 2014
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By STEPHEN SINGER Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ It was an Election Day scene in Connecticut that officials and voters hoped would never again happen. But four years after voting in Bridgeport was snarled by a lack of ballots, long lines and confusion, voters in Hartford were told at several polling stations early Tuesday…

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Connecticut Democrats see future for ground game

November 11, 2014
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut Democrats’ ramped-up get-out-the-vote operation _ similar to operations already in swing states _ was credited for helping Gov. Dannel P. Malloy win this year’s close election in a tough year for the party. Now, the Democrats are trying to determine whether it could be a…

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Hearing planned at Rocky Hill veterans’ home

November 11, 2014
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ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) _ State lawmakers are planning to hear from residents of the Connecticut State Veterans’ Home in Rocky Hill to learn more about conditions at the facility. The General Assembly’s Program Review and Investigations Committee has been evaluating the home’s operations and effectiveness. The committee has scheduled a hearing at the campus…

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