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Eighth grader holding toy drive for CCMC Nov. 29

November 12, 2014
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Reilley Walden, an eighth grade student at John F Kennedy Middle School, is hosting her 5th Annual Toy drive for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. The event, Stuff My Mom’s SUV for CCMC will be held Saturday Nov. 29 at 2223 Meriden-Waterbury Rd. in the Marion section of Southington. The event is held from 11 a.m.…

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Save Bradley Hospital committee meets Friday

November 12, 2014
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There will be a meeting of the Restore Bradley Hospital Community Committee to Save Bradley will be held Friday, Nov. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Southington Police Station Meeting Room. For more information, go to Facebook: Restore Bradley Hospital or go to savebradley.wix.com/help

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Three students receive CAPSS awards

November 12, 2014
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Jessica Goralski, a senior at Southington High School, Benjamin Palladino and Julia Semmel, eighth graders at Joseph A. DePaolo Middle School, have been selected as the 2014-2015 recipients of the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents’ Superintendent/Student Recognition award for leadership service to the school, academic prowess relative to ability, and service to others in…

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Election Day snarls may prompt legislative action

November 11, 2014
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By STEPHEN SINGER Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ It was an Election Day scene in Connecticut that officials and voters hoped would never again happen. But four years after voting in Bridgeport was snarled by a lack of ballots, long lines and confusion, voters in Hartford were told at several polling stations early Tuesday…

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Connecticut Democrats see future for ground game

November 11, 2014
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut Democrats’ ramped-up get-out-the-vote operation _ similar to operations already in swing states _ was credited for helping Gov. Dannel P. Malloy win this year’s close election in a tough year for the party. Now, the Democrats are trying to determine whether it could be a…

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Hearing planned at Rocky Hill veterans’ home

November 11, 2014
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ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) _ State lawmakers are planning to hear from residents of the Connecticut State Veterans’ Home in Rocky Hill to learn more about conditions at the facility. The General Assembly’s Program Review and Investigations Committee has been evaluating the home’s operations and effectiveness. The committee has scheduled a hearing at the campus…

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40 years of ‘Crime of the Century’ and Supertramp’s Roger Hodgson

November 8, 2014
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The pop world at large first took notice of British art rockers Supertramp when “Give A Little Bit” from 1977’s “Even in the Quietest Moments” turned into a breakthrough top 40 hit for the band. Then the band’s follow up album, 1979’s “Breakfast in America,” exploded on the charts offering…

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Southington actor is ‘A Man of Ideas;’ will be directed by his father

November 8, 2014
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Southington actor is ‘A Man of Ideas;’ will be directed by his father

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER A Southington man will be taking the spotlight in “A Man of Ideas,” an Irish comedy play, at the Irish American Community Center in East Haven from Nov. 12 to 16. John Starrs will play Mickey Howlan, a man who is trying to help a young couple get married despite…

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$30K worth of success for Education Foundation’s gala

November 7, 2014
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The Southington Education Foundation’s sixth annual Fan of the Foundation Gala was a success, according to chairman of SEF Jan Galati. According to her, 250 “fans” attended the gala for a night of tailgating and bidding in auctions. “The tailgating food stations were great, because people met each other along…

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Dining listings for Nov. 7

November 7, 2014
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Dining listings for Nov. 7

FRIDAY, NOV. 7 OTHER SAPLING VERMONT LIQUEUR TASTING. 4 to 7 p.m. A Terryville native, Christian Stromberg, created a line of craft maple liqueurs available in Connecticut for the first time. Liquor Depot, 687 West Main St., New Haven. WEDNESDAY, NOV. 12 BRISTOL COOKING CLASS: PIZZA. 6:30 p.m. Expand your pizza palate with some regional…

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