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Performance listings for Dec. 19

December 19, 2014
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Performance listings for Dec. 19

FRIDAY, DEC. 19 OTHER BURLESQUE-A-PADES PRESENTS A CHRISTMAS SHIMMY. Doors open at 6 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Featuring Angie Pontani, Albert Cadabra, The Maine Attraction, Helen Pontani, The Snowflake Dancers, plus special guests Dot Mitzvah and Kiki Soiree. A stage show inspired by the Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol.” Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge…

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Health listings for Dec. 19

December 19, 2014
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Health listings for Dec. 19

TUESDAY, DEC. 23 BRISTOL AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE. 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Bristol Hospital, 41 Brewster Rd., Bristol. 1-800-733-2767. WEDNESDAY, DEC. 24 SOUTHINGTON AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE. 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. American Legion Hall, 66 Main St., Southington. 1-800-733-2767. THURSDAY, JAN. 22 SOUTHINGTON HELPING CHILDREN OVERCOME ANXIETY. 7 to 8:30 p.m.…

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Music listings for Dec. 19

December 19, 2014
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Music listings for Dec. 19

FRIDAY, DEC. 19 OTHER SPIRIT SHAKER. 8 p.m. Trinity-on-Main, 69 Main St., New Britain. JANE MONHEIT, JIM CARUSO, BILLY STRITCH. 7 p.m., 9 p.m. Cabaret performances. Only open to subscribers to the Winter Jazz Series. The Palace Theater, 100 East Main St., Waterbury. (203) 346-2000. PalaceTheaterCt.org ONGOING BRISTOL KARAOKE. Every Friday and Saturday night, 9…

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Minor flood damage at JFK

December 19, 2014
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER A leak in the heating system at John F. Kennedy Middle School forced one class to evacuate the room on Tuesday, Dec. 9 around 12:30 p.m. Assistant principal Kelly Latham said a leak occurred when one of the joints of a pipe in the heating system gave way and a…

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Ex-officer charged with drunken driving three times

December 18, 2014
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BRIDGEPORT (AP)— A former Connecticut police officer who appeared in court on a drunken-driving charge was arrested three more times in the next 11 hours. The Connecticut Post reports 39-year-old John Biehn, of Southington, was charged twice Monday with drunken driving and accused of shoplifting at a Wal-Mart. Police say Biehn, a former Bridgeport officer,…

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Online registration will be available for next year’s kindergarten

December 18, 2014
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The Board of Education has approved the use of an online data management system, which has been implemented by other towns regionally and nationally, starting with kindergarten registration in February. Executive Secretary and District Registrar Michele Passamano said she has spoken to staff from two of the 21 school districts…

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Powerful Tools for Caregivers course to be offered at Chapter 126

December 17, 2014
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Powerful Tools for Caregivers course to be offered at Chapter 126

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational program designed to help family caregivers take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend. Caregivers will benefit from this class whether they are helping a parent, spouse, friend, someone who lives at home, in a nursing home, or across the country. Classes will be held…

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Families of Newtown victims sue rifle manufacturer

December 16, 2014
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By PAT EATON-ROBB Associated Press HARTFORD, Connecticut (AP) _ The families of nine of the 26 people killed and a teacher wounded two years ago at the Sandy Hook Elementary School filed a lawsuit Monday against the manufacturer, distributor and seller of the rifle used in the shooting. The negligence and wrongful death lawsuit, filed…

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Judge: 2012 killings not allowed in Hernandez case

December 16, 2014
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By ERIKA NIEDOWSKI Associated Press FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) _ Prosecutors in a murder case against Aaron Hernandez won’t be allowed to tell a jury about two other killings with which the ex-New England Patriot is charged or the final text messages the victim sent to his sister, a judge ruled Friday. Hernandez has pleaded…

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Connecticut takes first steps to reach super-fast Internet

December 16, 2014
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By STEPHEN SINGER Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut is taking a slow approach to super-fast Internet. As of last week, 10 Connecticut municipalities were the first to commit to an initiative inviting telecommunications and other businesses for ideas to build and finance Internet service of up to 1,000 megabits _ 1 gigabit _…

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