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Performance listings for Nov. 28

November 28, 2014
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Performance listings for Nov. 28

NOV. 28-DEC. 14 OTHER ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL.’ Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Thomaston Opera House, 158 Main St., Thomaston. LandmarkCommunityTheatre.org. (860) 283-6250. SATURDAY, NOV. 29 BRISTOL THE SENSATIONAL DAN LAROSA COMEDY HYPNOSIS SHOW AND COCONUTS. 7 p.m., doors open. 8 p.m., show time. Bristol Polish Club Hall, 541 North…

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Health listings for Nov. 28

November 28, 2014
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Health listings for Nov. 28

MONDAY, DEC. 1 BRISTOL TEACHING YOUR CHILD TO COPE WITH CONFLICT. 6 to 8 p.m. The Parent and Child Center, 9 Prospect St., Bristol. Free to Bristol families. For others, $10 per parent, $12 per childcare providers. Register. cgaray@bristolhospital.org, (860) 585-3895. TUESDAY, DEC. 2 SOUTHINGTON FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS. Offered by Central Connecticut Senior Health…

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Music listings for Nov. 28

November 28, 2014
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Music listings for Nov. 28

FRIDAY, NOV. 28 BRISTOL SPIRIT SHAKER. Legends, Pine Street, Bristol. OTHER BROTHER JOSCEPHUS AND THE LOVE REVOLUTION. 8 p.m. Fairfield Theater Company, Fairfield. BrotherJoscephus.com THE SPAMINATO BROTHERS. 8 p.m. Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville. $20, $29. Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville. 41BridgeStreet.com, (860) 693-9762. SATURDAY, NOV. 29 BRISTOL FALL BLUES BASH.…

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Connecticut to open bus-only corridor in March

November 27, 2014
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NEWINGTON, Conn. (AP) _ The state Department of Transportation says the $567 million bus-only corridor between Hartford and New Britain will begin operating in late March. The CTfastrak project includes 11 stations in New Britain, Newington, West Hartford and Hartford, with busses running every three-to-six minutes during peak commuting hours. The 9.4-mile corridor also will…

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State senator establishes online petition against CL&P rate hike

November 26, 2014
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State Sen. Joe Markley (R-Southington) has created an online petition at www.senatormarkley.com where area residents can sound off about electric rate hikes and urge state regulators to fight future hikes. Markley is also pushing for new legislation to put the legislature back into the process of deciding rate increases. “The signatures on this petition will…

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Donations sought for The Summit’s annual holiday shop

November 26, 2014
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The Summit at Plantsville, Health Care and Rehabilitation Center, managed by Athena Health Care Systems, will be holding its annual holiday shop for residents. Every resident at The Summit at Plantsville is given the opportunity to shop of holiday gifts for their loved ones. There is no charge and gift wrapping is included. The main…

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Second shift non-essential state workers told to stay home

November 26, 2014
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he has ordered all second-shift state employees who are designated as nonessential to not report to work on Wednesday, Nov. 26, in response to winter storm conditions across the state. State employees are encouraged to contact their supervisors for further guidance, said a release from the governor’s office. “After…

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Gov. issues Thanksgiving message

November 26, 2014
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On the eve of Thanksgiving, Governor Dannel P. Malloy shared the following message with Connecticut residents:     It’s been nearly 400 years since the first Thanksgiving, and while there have been countless changes during that time, one aspect of the original holiday is as true today as it was back then.   Thanksgiving is…

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Panel takes on Connecticut’s ‘honeycomb’ of taxes

November 26, 2014
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A panel of accountants, former state legislators and experts in tax law, economics and finances has taken on the daunting task of reviewing Connecticut’s tax structure to come up with ways to modernize the system with an eye toward making it more fair, equitable and stable.…

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UConn law professor charged in prostitution sting

November 26, 2014
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SOUTHINGTON, Conn. (AP) _ A University of Connecticut law professor was among six men arrested on charges of patronizing a prostitute. Ronald Murphy of Farmington was arrested Friday at a Southington motel. Police say he also was charged with interfering with police after he tried to flee. UConn says he’s on paid leave and his…

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