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Plantsville teen joins production of ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

October 23, 2014
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Plantsville teen joins production of ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer A Plantsville teen has earned the spotlight in the Newington Children’s Theatre Company’s (NCTC) fall production of sci-fi spoof “Little Shop of Horrors.” Southington High School sophomore Rachel Huff is stepping into a role she has always wanted to play. “This is my favorite show ever. It’s really funny,” said…

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In Connecticut: FBI agent alleges abuses

October 22, 2014
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By MICHAEL MELIA Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ FBI bosses retaliated against an agent for complaining about personnel decisions, managed by fear and were so dysfunctional that the bureau’s director apologized to the Connecticut staff for problems with local leadership, according to a lawsuit filed Monday. The agent, Kurt Siuzdak, is a lawyer and…

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Addition of 11,500 jobs in Sept. cuts jobless rate

October 21, 2014
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Employers in Connecticut added 11,500 jobs in September, cutting the unemployment rate to its lowest in nearly six years, the state Labor Department announced Monday. The unemployment rate fell to 6.4 percent, from 6.6 percent in August, the lowest since November 2008. The Labor Department also revised the job loss in…

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All the ‘Newsies’ that’s fit to entertain

October 21, 2014
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All the ‘Newsies’ that’s fit to entertain

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Extra, extra, read all about it. The Disney musical “Newsies” is making its maiden voyage on the road. And it arrives at Waterbury’s Palace Theater on Oct. 23 for a run that continues through Oct. 25. As “Newsies” makes its way across the country for the first time, Stephanie Styles…

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Plans set for annual Halloween in Plantsville

October 19, 2014
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By Ed Harris Editor Downtown Plantsville is going to get a little spooky later this month. The Village of Plantsville Association and the Southington Parks and Recreation Department are cosponsoring the 18th annual Halloween in Plantsville on Thursday, Oct. 23 (with a rain date Oct. 24), from 5:30 to 8 p.m. “It’s a safe, free…

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Electronic medical record system utilized

October 18, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer With some financial assistance from the Bradley Barnes Trust, the Central Connecticut Senior Health Services (CCSHS) was able to implement a new electronically medical record (EMR) system at the three senior living facilities in Southington. The CCSHS applied for a grant last year through the Main Street Community Foundation and…

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Miscellaneous listings for Oct. 17

October 17, 2014
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Miscellaneous listings for Oct. 17

FRIDAY, OCT. 17 BRISTOL SINGLES 50S, 60S, 70S DANCE. Held by Social Connections. 8 p.m. to midnight. Buffet from 8 to 9 p.m. Dance to the music of The Instigators. Dress casual. Door prizes. Nuchie’s Restaurant, 164 Central St., Bristol. $17. (860) 582-8229. OTHER CESAR MILLAN. The Dog Whisperer. 8 p.m. The Palace Theater, 100…

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Senior listings for Oct. 17

October 17, 2014
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Senior listings for Oct. 17

MONDAY, OCT. 20 PLAINVILLE CHEMOTHERAPY, CANCER, AND THE BENEFITS OF EXERCISE. 3 p.m. Presented by physical therapy students from the University of Hartford. Learn about the common side effects of chemotherapy and how they can bring about uncomfortable feelings, and learn how exercise can subside some of these side effects. Plainville Senior Center, 200 East…

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Support group listings for Oct. 17

October 17, 2014
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Support group listings for Oct. 17

TUESDAY, OCT. 21 PLAINVILLE CAREGIVING CONNECTIONS. 10 a.m. Goals for this month’s meeting are to choose yourself, be reflective not impulsive, to know yourself be honest with yourself, treat yourself with loving kindness. Open to public and caregivers from all towns. Led by Bette Smith, Plainville Senior Center Outreach Coordinator. Plainville Senior Center, 200 East…

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Meetings listings for Oct. 17

October 17, 2014
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Meetings listings for Oct. 17

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.

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