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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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40 years of ‘Crime of the Century’ and Supertramp’s Roger Hodgson

November 8, 2014
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The pop world at large first took notice of British art rockers Supertramp when “Give A Little Bit” from 1977’s “Even in the Quietest Moments” turned into a breakthrough top 40 hit for the band. Then the band’s follow up album, 1979’s “Breakfast in America,” exploded on the charts offering…

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Southington actor is ‘A Man of Ideas;’ will be directed by his father

November 8, 2014
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Southington actor is ‘A Man of Ideas;’ will be directed by his father

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER A Southington man will be taking the spotlight in “A Man of Ideas,” an Irish comedy play, at the Irish American Community Center in East Haven from Nov. 12 to 16. John Starrs will play Mickey Howlan, a man who is trying to help a young couple get married despite…

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$30K worth of success for Education Foundation’s gala

November 7, 2014
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The Southington Education Foundation’s sixth annual Fan of the Foundation Gala was a success, according to chairman of SEF Jan Galati. According to her, 250 “fans” attended the gala for a night of tailgating and bidding in auctions. “The tailgating food stations were great, because people met each other along…

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Dining listings for Nov. 7

November 7, 2014
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Dining listings for Nov. 7

FRIDAY, NOV. 7 OTHER SAPLING VERMONT LIQUEUR TASTING. 4 to 7 p.m. A Terryville native, Christian Stromberg, created a line of craft maple liqueurs available in Connecticut for the first time. Liquor Depot, 687 West Main St., New Haven. WEDNESDAY, NOV. 12 BRISTOL COOKING CLASS: PIZZA. 6:30 p.m. Expand your pizza palate with some regional…

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Performance listings for Nov. 7

November 7, 2014
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Performance listings for Nov. 7

FRIDAY, NOV. 7 OTHER CHRIS D’ELIA. 9 p.m. Fox Theater, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $20 to $50. ComixatFoxwoods.com, 1-800-200-2882. SATURDAY, NOV. 8 OTHER ‘ANYTHING GOES.’ 7 p.m. Garde Arts Center, 325 State St., New London. $38 to $65. (860) 444-7373 ext., GardeArts.org SUNDAY, NOV. 9 OTHER COMEDY NIGHT: CHRIS STRAIT. 7 p.m. Bridge Street Live,…

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Health listings for Nov. 7

November 7, 2014
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Health listings for Nov. 7

TUESDAY, NOV. 11 BRISTOL BLOOD DRIVE. Held by American Red Cross. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Chapter 126 Sports and Fitness, 47 Upson St., Bristol. OTHER TEACHER LED MEDITATION SESSION. 7 p.m. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. Free. Open to the public. Register. (860) 673-6791. FarmingtonLibraries.org THURSDAY, NOV. 13 OTHER LUNCH AND LEARN FOCUSES…

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Senior listings for Nov. 7

November 7, 2014
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Senior listings for Nov. 7

SATURDAY, NOV. 8 SOUTHINGTON THE ORCHARDS AT SOUTHINGTON OPEN HOUSE. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. An independent and assisted living community. The Orchards at Southington, 34 Hobart St., Southington. RSVP. (860) 628-5656. WEDNESDAY, NOV. 12 BRISTOL DSS MEDICARE BUS. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Employees from the Department of Social Services and Senior Center staff…

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Music listings for Nov. 7

November 7, 2014
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Music listings for Nov. 7

FRIDAY, NOV. 7 BRISTOL SPIRIT SHAKER. Bleachers Bar and Grill, 300 Middle St., Bristol. OTHER ‘DER ROSENKAVALIER’ BY STRAUSS. 7:30 p.m. Presented by Connecticut Lyric Opera. Trinity-on-Main Arts Center, New Britain. TheVirtuosi.org SETH GLIER. 8 p.m. Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville. $15, $25. 41BridgeStreet.com. (860) 693-9762. SATURDAY, NOV. 8 OTHER CONCERT, IN ORDER…

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