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Performance listings for May 29

May 29, 2015
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FRIDAY, MAY 29 OTHER DUELING COMIX PIANOS. 10:30 p.m. Comix at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $15 to $25. ComixatFoxwoods.com JUNE 4-6 OTHER JAY LARSON. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 p.m. Saturday at 10:30 p.m. Comix at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. ComixatFoxwoods.com SATURDAY, JUNE 6 BRISTOL JIMMY MAZZ LAS VEGAS LEGENDS SHOW. 8…

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And the guests all wore white…

May 29, 2015
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When guests arrive at White Night Bristol at the American Clock and Watch Museum on Maple Street in Bristol on Saturday, June 13, they are asked to wear white, which is the tradition of the arts-oriented event. But beyond the fact guests are asked to wear white, the style is their own choice. However, Simply…

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Learning to recognize the signs of mental illness

May 29, 2015
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Mental Illness

From the Plainville-Southington Health District: The Plainville-Southington Health District wants to make residents aware of the signs and symptoms of mental illness. Mental illness is any disease or condition that influences the way a person thinks, feels, behaves, and/or relates to others and to his or her surroundings. Symptoms can range from mild to severe…

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Coyotes and bobcats and bears, oh my

May 29, 2015
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Tom Pepe of Suburban Wildlife Solutions with a trapped coyote.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER When Dave Denino began seeing packs of coyotes along the wood line of his property near Panthorn Park, he was concerned that the coyote community had grown in his neighborhood. He heard reports of neighborhood children encountering the dogs, heard howls from across LaCorse Pond at night, and began to see packs…

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Lessons learned, accomplishments achieved

May 28, 2015
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Southington’s Brendan Carroll, left, is this year’s valedictorian at St. Paul Catholic High School in Bristol. Carroll and salutatorian Sydney Riddick, right, will deliver speeches at the school’s graduation ceremony on June 2.

By LISA CAPOBIANCOSTAFF WRITER Sydney Riddick and Brendan Carroll learned some of the greatest life lessons over the past four years at St. Paul Catholic High School. For Sydney, the biggest lesson she ever learned throughout high school was “Keep trying” and “don’t give up.” For Brendan, the biggest lesson he learned at St. Paul was…

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Southington resident nominated to CT Superior Court

May 28, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Gov. Malloy (D-Conn.) nominated four Connecticut residents to fill vacancies on the Superior Court – one of them, Gerald L. Harmon of Southington. On Tuesday, May 12, Gov. Malloy nominated Harmon and residents from New Britain, West Hartford and Greenwich to serve on the Connecticut Superior Court. The Superior Court hears cases…

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Zoni co-sponsors bill to protects electric consumers

May 28, 2015
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Electricity Bills

MAY 21—A bill, co-sponsored by State Representative David Zoni (D-Southington) that bans electric power generation companies from signing up customers for electricity contracts with variable rates, was approved Wednesday in the state House of Representatives. SB573, “An Act Concerning Variable Electric Rates” cleared the Energy and Technology Committee earlier this year and was recently passed…

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Southington observes Memorial Day

May 28, 2015
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Harris Bouchard, 2, and Peyton Bouchard, 4, wave American flags while watching the Memorial Day parade on Main St. on May 25, 2015.

Photos by TAYLOR HARTZ Former soldiers, town residents, and local groups traveled to local cemeteries, public places, and converged on the Southington Town Green on Monday, May 25 to observe Memorial Day.

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American Legion honors local policeman and fireman

May 28, 2015
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Keith Glabau of the Southington Fire Department received the American Legion Post 72's local Firefighter of the Year Award in a ceremony outside the legion on Memorial Day.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER On Monday, May 25, the American Legion Kiltonic Post 72 recognized two local officers for exceptional service in the Southington community this year. Officer Chad Butler of the Southington Police Department was named Police Officer of the Year, and Keith Glabau of the Southington Fire Department was named Firefighter of the Year…

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Southington students honored by ECSU

May 27, 2015
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Eastern289

WILLIMANTIC—A number of Southington students were honored by various departments at Eastern Connecticut State University during year-end banquets. Two locals were selected for induction into the Delta Omega chapter of Delta Mu Delta, the National Honor Society that recognizes outstanding students in business administration, accounting, and business information systems. Membership in Delta Mu Delta is…

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