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Senior listings for Dec. 12

December 11, 2014
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Senior listings for Dec. 12

SATURDAY, DEC. 13 SOUTHINGTON OPEN HOUSE AT MULBERRY GARDENS AND THE ORCHARDS. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mulberry Gardens, an assisted living, adult day and memory care community, 58 Mulberry St., Plantsville. The Orchards, an independent and assisted living community, 34 Hobart St.,, Southington. RSVP (860) 276-1020 for Mulberry Gardens or (860) 628-5656 for The…

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Kids listings for Dec. 12

December 11, 2014
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Kids listings for Dec. 12

DEC. 12-21 OTHER ‘SEUSSICAL, JR.’ Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Performed by Newington Children’s Theatre Company. Join over 35 area children as they bring this Dr. Seuss musical to life. NCTC Theatre, 743 North Mountain Rd., Newington. $12 for adults in advance, $15 at the door. $10…

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Gas prices at pump in Connecticut lowest in 4 years

December 11, 2014
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Gas prices at pump in Connecticut lowest in 4 years

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ For the first time in more than four years, Connecticut motorists are paying less than $3 a gallon for regular gas. AAA said Wednesday the average price of regular gasoline in Connecticut is $2.995. That’s down 24 cents in the last month and 67 cents less than at this time last…

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High school students show appreciation for veterans

December 10, 2014
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High school students show appreciation for veterans

Sixty students from Bristol Eastern High School created certificates of appreciation that were distributed to veterans attending the Iwo Jima memorial service on Tuesday, Nov. 11. Maggie Wernicki, a 3rd grader at Plantsville Elementary School in Southington, presented two Iwo Jima survivors with certificates created by the BEHS students.

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Queen Ann Nzinga Center to celebrate Kwanzaa Dec. 27

December 9, 2014
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The Queen Ann Nzinga Center, Inc. presents its 25th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration on Saturday, Dec. 27 at 7 p.m. at the historic Trinity-on-Main, 69 Main St., New Britain. Tickets are $15, general admission; $10, seniors and children (under 12) and can be purchase on our website or call the office at (860) 229-8389. Kwanzaa, an…

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Flu vaccine may be less effective this winter

December 6, 2014
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By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) _ The flu vaccine may not be very effective this winter, according to U.S. health officials who worry this may lead to more serious illnesses and deaths. Flu season has begun to ramp up, and officials say the vaccine does not protect well against the dominant…

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State takes permanent possession of neglected horses

December 6, 2014
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ State agriculture officials will take permanent possession of a Redding woman’s two horses after she was charged with animal cruelty. The News-Times reports (http://bit.ly/1AbieiM ) that Lisa Lind-Larsen was found responsible for the emaciated and neglected conditions of her two mustangs in a civil suit filed by the state Department of…

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Republican official sees ‘no appetite’ to force out chairman

December 6, 2014
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A Connecticut Republican Party official says the party will not likely force out the chairman after the GOP’s second consecutive defeat for governor. Edward Dadakis, a member of the Republican State Central Committee, told Hearst Connecticut Media (http://bit.ly/1FJliEb ) there seems to be “no appetite” to force out Chairman Jerry Labriola…

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Disability rights group wants institutions closed

December 6, 2014
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A coalition of disability rights groups announced plans Wednesday to push Connecticut officials to close six state-run institutions, including Southbury Training School. Representatives from the Connecticut Council on Developmental Disabilities and other organizations said savings from the proposed closures should be used to provide residential services…

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Holidays listings for Dec. 5

December 4, 2014
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Holidays listings for Dec. 5

FRIDAY, DEC. 5 BRISTOL IMAGINE NATION PRESENTS ‘WHOVILLE SPECTACULAR.’ 5 to 8 p.m. Museum will be transformed into Dr. Seuss’s Whoville. Holiday celebration complete with Whoville hairstyling, crafts, music, and sing-alongs. Meet the Grinch and his Whoville friends. Jodie Fitz, author and creator of the Price Chopper Kids Cooking Club will be serving her Grinch-ified…

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