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Music listings for Jan. 1

December 30, 2015
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SUNDAY, JAN. 3 OTHER CORNFED DOGS. 5 to 8 p.m. The Half Door, 270 Sisson Ave., Hartford. (860) 232-7827. TheHalfdoorHFD.com FRIDAY, JAN. 8 OTHER ENFORCER, WARBRINGER. With Cauldron and Exmortus. Webster Theater, Hartford. WebsterTheater.com

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Minimum wage going up Jan. 1

December 28, 2015
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in a press release this week announced that as the result of a new law he signed last year, Connecticut’s minimum wage is scheduled to increase from the current rate of $9.15 an hour to $9.60 per hour on Jan. 1, 2016. The change is the second in a series of…

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Children welcomed to ‘Winter Wonderland’

December 26, 2015
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Comicon-Riley McNamara plays Wii Super Smash Bros with Captain Marvel

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER From animation drawings to carousel design art to cartoon film showings, the Winter Wonderland Children’s Adventure event at the Bristol Historical Society will feature something for all children. The free event will take place on Monday, Dec. 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and will feature a variety of…

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NORAD is tracking Santa’s travels

December 24, 2015
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Santa is on his way…. keep tabs on his progress. Santa’s arrival imminent

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BOE recognizes student achievement, discuss projected last day of school in 2016

December 24, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Southington High School Marching Band was recognized in a Celebration of Excellence by the Board of Education (BOE) during their Dec. 10 meeting, for winning the State Championship for the seventh year and finishing fourth at the U.S. Bands National Championship. Also at the meeting, the BOE approved a second reading…

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Museum offers up an artistic love letter to Andy Warhol

December 24, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR When renowned artist Andy Warhol’s name pops up, many times thoughts will turn to his famous day-glo screen prints of Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor. But, typically, you don’t think of cats and dogs or pencil sketches. But the new exhibit at the Mattatuck Museum offers up a new dimension…

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Review of judges caused worry at just sold Las Vegas paper; publisher of Bristol Press, New Britain Herald at center of questions

December 24, 2015
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By BRADY McCOMBS and KEN RITTER Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) _ The reporting assignment was odd, mostly because it came from the owners of Las Vegas’ main newspaper: Take three reporters off their beats and have them closely follow three judges. The decision generated chatter in the newsroom, but that turned into open concern…

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SHS students awarded Superintendents Awards

December 24, 2015
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Jessica Howe (left) and Alexander Statkevich (center) are presented with the Board of Education Certificate of Excellence by BOE Chairman Brian Goralski (right) on Dec. 10. The two students were awarded the 2015-2016 Superintendents Awards.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Two Southington High School (SHS) students were awarded the Connecticut Association of Public Schools Superintendents Student Awards for the 2015-2016 academic year. On Dec. 10, Alexander Statkevich and Jessica Howe were recognized by Superintendent Timothy Connellan and the Board of Education (BOE) for their academic success and extracurricular and athletic involvement in…

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Cub Scout Pack 33 sends supplies to troops overseas

December 24, 2015
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Cub Scouts from Southington Pack 33 tape up a box of supplies to be sent to the US troops overseas. The holiday packages were sent on Dec. 17 in a joint project with American Legion Kiltonic Post 72 and included toiletries, snacks, basic medical supplies, and stuffed animals. (Photo by Catherine Boyce)

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Holiday packages will make their way from Southington to Kosovo this season, packed by local Boy Scout Troop 33. More than 100 soldiers from a Connecticut based troop will receive boxes full of toiletries, snacks, basic medical supplies, and stuffed animals to distribute to local children. On Dec. 17, 30 Boy Scouts…

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Southington’s first town historian dies at 59 year old

December 23, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Former Town Historian Ken DiMauro passed away unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday, Dec. 16. He was 59. Southington’s first official Town Historian, DiMauro was active in the town and worked as a journalist for several local publications, including the Southington Observer. “Ken was a wealth of knowledge regarding the history of…

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