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GOP accuses Malloy of circumventing campaign law

October 8, 2014
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Republican legislative leaders are accusing Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the Democrats of trying to circumvent Connecticut’s campaign finance laws and spend restricted contributions from state contractors. The claim lodged by the GOP Tuesday comes after the a lawyer representing the party sought an advisory opinion…

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Apple Harvest Road Race; Local runners set the pace for record crowds

October 8, 2014
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Apple Harvest Road Race; Local runners set the pace for record crowds

By John Goralski Sports Writer The church bells in the center of town seemed to ring as the first runner as Nick Garcia materialized at the far end of the Town Green. Nobody else was even close at the front of the 5K event, and the former Blue Knight bounded down the street in rhythm…

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Rain puts small damper on apple festival

October 8, 2014
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Rain puts small damper on apple festival

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The first weekend of the Apple Harvest Festival brought in crowds for Family Night on Friday and the parade on Sunday, despite the rain showers that caused the event’s cancellation on Saturday. Between the opening ceremonies and Family Night, the festival was packed on Friday. Families and friends chowed down…

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Sen. Blumenthal issues warning about scams

October 7, 2014
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Sen. Blumenthal issues warning about scams

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, this week warned Connecticut residents to beware of a large-scale Internal Revenue Service impersonation scam in which a caller purporting to be from the IRS threatens imminent arrest if a large sum of money is not sent via reloadable debit card. According to…

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Results for the 2014 Apple Harvest Festival Road Race

October 7, 2014
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Results for the 2014 Apple Harvest Festival Road Race

The following are the results from the 2014 Apple Harvest Road Race, which was held on Sunday, Oct. 6. 5 Mile Road Race 5 miles, 379 runners Top Male Finishers—1, Chris Rosenberger, 26:25; 2, Nicholai Dalidowitz, 28:37; 3, Mike Rieger, 28:39. Top Female Finishers—1,Laura Pieger, 32:05; 2, Molly Palmieri, Southington, 33:38; 3, Lindsay Shea, 34:13.…

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Miss Southington Outstanding Teen raises money for Bristol Hospital cancer center

October 7, 2014
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Miss Southington Outstanding Teen raises money for Bristol Hospital cancer center

Miss Southington Outstanding Teen, Jenny Bukowski, a Bristol resident, held a fundraiser at Sno White Car Wash, 12 Farmington Ave., Bristol, to raise funds for the Bristol Hospital Cancer Care Center. Bukowski raised $976 for the Cancer Care Center through donations and car wash patrons. Also taking part in the car wash were: Josh Signore,…

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Gov. Malloy takes preparatory measures in case state sees Ebola virus

October 7, 2014
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has signed an order that gives the Commissioner of the Department of Public Health (DPH) the ability to effectively quarantine an individual or a group of individuals who may have been exposed to or infected with the Ebola virus. The order is not being executed because a specific case has been…

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Tunxis offering advanced manufacturing certificate

October 7, 2014
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Tunxis Community College has partnered with EDAC Technologies of Cheshire to offer an Advanced Manufacturing Machine Technology Certificate, which provides machine operator training and responds to Connecticut manufacturer demand for a workforce with advanced skills. “Tunxis is very pleased and excited to team with EDAC in addressing a critical workforce need,” said David England, Ed.D.,…

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Absentee ballots now available in Connecticut

October 7, 2014
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Absentee ballots are now available for registered voters in Connecticut. Voters can download an application for an absentee ballot from the Secretary of the State’s website or contact their local town clerk to apply in-person or through the mail. Typically, the ballots are sent to applicants within days once applications are…

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Malloy makes Foley’s personal wealth issue in race

October 7, 2014
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ In his rematch with Republican Tom Foley, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has frequently made references to his opponent’s personal wealth, painting the Greenwich businessman as out of touch with the concerns of ordinary taxpayers. At a recent transportation forum, the first-term Democrat questioned whether Foley ever…

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