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Financial Aid Night at Southington High School

September 30, 2015
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Southington High School will be hosting their annual Financial Aid Night on Tuesday, Oct. 20 in the high school auditorium. The event is scheduled to being at 7 p.m. First Aid Night is targeted to high school seniors and their parents. However, all parents and students of Southington High School are welcome to attend. Carolyn…

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Apple Harvest parking available on High Street

September 30, 2015
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If you are interested in the closest parking to the Apple Fritter booth at the 2015 Apple Harvest Festival, visit the Southington Land Trust in the High Street parking lot across from the YMCA. Parking will be available for a $5 donation to the Southington Land Trust. Here are the hours: Friday, Oct. 2, from…

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PCS Players ask the question, ‘Whodunnit?’

September 30, 2015
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PCS Players is celebrating its 10th anniversary with its production of “Three Murders and It’s Only Monday.” This comedy/murder spoof of old style private-eye movies, written by Pat Cook, features a plot that follows Detective Harry Monday as he investigates three murders at the Peaceful Pines Sanitarium. The twist on the classic “Whodunnit?” will keep…

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Miscellaneous listings for Oct. 2

September 30, 2015
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Thomas Zubrowski, 24, died at home on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016.

FRIDAY, OCT. 2 BRISTOL JOHN E. TAVERA MEMORIAL CELEBRATION. 5 p.m. Proceeds benefit local organizations and scholarships. Tavera was a lifelong Bristol resident who passed away suddenly on April 28, 2010. This Oct. 8, John Tavera would have celebrated his 54th birthday. Picnic buffet, cash bar, raffle prizes, musical entertainment provided by Bittersweet Harmony. St.…

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Violent crimes drop nearly 10 percent in Connecticut in 2014

September 29, 2015
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By DAVE COLLINS Associated Press MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) _ Violent crime in Connecticut dropped nearly 10 percent in 2014 over the previous year, among the largest decreases in the country and one that followed a 10 percent decline in the state in 2013, according to new data on reported crime released Monday by the FBI.…

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Bushnell Carousel reopens

September 29, 2015
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The Bushnell Park Carousel, located in downtown Hartford, is now open after a year long-closure to build the new wing of the carousel pavilion. The carousel itself will be open now and the new addition is expected to open to the public within the next few weeks. Bring your family, friends and colleagues and come…

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CEOs of Aetna, Anthem make case for health insurance mergers

September 28, 2015
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By TOM MURPHY and MARCY GORDON AP Business Writers WASHINGTON (AP) _ Leaders of two major health insurers planning multibillion dollar acquisitions made their case to Congress that bigger can mean better in their industry, but concerns are being raised in Washington about how these deals will affect consumers and competition. Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer…

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Connecticut police still stopping minorities at high rates

September 28, 2015
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By DAVE COLLINS Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Police in Connecticut are still stopping black and Hispanic drivers at disproportionately high rates, according to traffic stop data released Tuesday. Black drivers constitute 14.1 percent of drivers pulled over by police in all law enforcement agencies in the state from Oct. 1, 2014, through March…

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Connecticut agency announces fall hunting season dates

September 28, 2015
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is announcing dates for the state’s upcoming fall firearms hunting season. The turkey season is scheduled to open on Oct. 3 and continue through Oct. 31, while the regular waterfowl season opens statewide on Oct. 7. Small game hunting season opens at 7 a.m.…

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Southington woman is a finalist in MSNBC Contest

September 25, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Southington resident Diana Evjen, owner of Evjen Academy of Performing Arts dance studio in Farmington is one of three finalists in MSNBC’s nation-wide “Know Your Value” contest. The contest, sponsored by NBCUniversal News Group, is part of a partnership with Brzezinski, stemmed from her New York Times bestselling book “Know Your Value.”…

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