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Parole board changes mind, won’t free cop killer amid outcry

March 28, 2015
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By DAVE COLLINS Associated Press SUFFIELD, Conn. (AP) _ A parole board panel that had earlier approved the release of a convicted cop killer without any input from the officer’s family rescinded that decision Wednesday after an outcry from the victim’s relatives, prosecutors and police officers. The panel voted 3-0 to revoke the parole it…

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State: Frigid, snowy February led to Connecticut job losses

March 28, 2015
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WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (AP) _ The string of snow storms and bitter cold in February cost Connecticut jobs, the state Labor Department reported Thursday. The state lost 3,700 nonfarm jobs in February, snapping a seven-month streak of rising employment. State labor economists blamed business closings and work interruptions for the jobs downturn. The unemployment rate ticked…

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Jorma Kaukonen’s unintentional thematic unity on ‘Ain’t in No Hurry’

March 27, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR “Ain’t in No Hurry,” the new album by Jorma Kaukonen, seems to have a thematic thread running through it that pulls the tracks together. Whether it’s the Hot Tuna guitarist’s original tracks such as “The Other Side of the Mountain” or his covers of such musical chestnuts “Brother Can You…

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Miscellaneous listings for March 27

March 27, 2015
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SATURDAY, MARCH 28 SOUTHINGTON ANNUAL DINNER DANCE FUND RAISER FOR THE ARC OF SOUTHINGTON. 6 p.m. to midnight. Hors d’oeuvres, sit down dinner, open bar, DJ, dancing, raffles, and silent auction items. Aqua Turf, 556 Mulberry St., Plantsville. $75 per person. (860) 628-9220 ext. 10. 2ND ANNUAL FAMILY/ FRIENDS FUN BOWLING CHAIRTY EVENT. 12 to…

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Senior listings for March 27

March 27, 2015
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1 OTHER ‘THE MISSING LINK IN RETIREMENT PLANNING—WHY AND WHEN TO CONSIDER LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE.’ 6 p.m. Central Connecticut State University, Torp Theater, 1615 Stanley St., New Britain. 1-800-547-3443. ONGOING PLAINVILLE CHOLESTEROL SCREENING. 10 minute appointment, few drops of blood from a fingertip, and you can learn your numbers for total cholesterol, and…

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Support group listings for March 27

March 27, 2015
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Support group listings for March 27

ONGOING BRISTOL AL-ANON. Tuesdays 10 to 11:30 a.m. St. Gregory Hall, Stafford Avenue and Maltby Street, Bristol. Families and friends of alcoholics welcome. AL-ANON. Fridays 7:30 to 9 p.m. St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 1024 Stafford Ave., Bristol. Families and friends of alcoholics welcome. BRISTOL MS SUPPORT GROUP. 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each…

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Meetings listings for March 27

March 27, 2015
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Meetings listings for March 27

ONGOING PLAINVILLE CITIZENS AND PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION. 7 p.m., first Tuesday of the month. Concerned citizens and taxpayers of Plainville who meet monthly to discuss town issues, policies, and issues of concern. Plainville Public Library, lower level, 56 East Main St., Plainville. PLAINVILLE LIONS CLUB. 6:30 p.m. Meeting on the first Wednesday of each month.…

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Kids listings for March 27

March 27, 2015
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Kids listings for March 27

APRIL 2-JUNE 4 BRISTOL SUPPORTING KIDS OF INCARCERATED PARENTS. Offered by Bristol Youth Services. Thursdays 4 to 5:15 p.m. 10-week support group for youths, ages 11 to 13, who have a parent or loved one who has been or is currently incarcerated. Bristol Youth Services, 51 High St., Bristol. (860) 314-4690. FRIDAY, APRIL 3 BRISTOL…

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Dining listings for March 27

March 27, 2015
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Dining listings for March 27

SUNDAY, MARCH 29 PLAINVILLE A PANCAKE BREAKFAST FUND RAISER. 8 to 10 a.m. Held by the Plainville Athletic Backers. Applebee’s, 270 New Britain Ave., Plainville. $5 in advance. (860)877-0636. BRISTOL KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS FUND RAISER BREAKFAST. Benefits the Knights of Columbus Council 35 Scholarship Fund. 8 a.m. to noon. Eggs (any style), omelet, sausages, ham,…

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Health listings for March 27

March 27, 2015
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SATURDAY, MARCH 28 BRISTOL KIDS DENTAL FAIR. 12 to 4 p.m. Presented by Kids Dental Care of Terryville Avenue in Bristol Free dentals screenings; Joan Creamer, author of “Teena the Tiny Tooth Fairy;” Susan Hood, author of “The Tooth Mouse”; fun dental activities, color station. More. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Free. 877KIDS.com,…

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