Performance listings for Nov. 14

November 14, 2014
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Performance listings for Nov. 14

FRIDAY, NOV. 14 OTHER ‘DER ROSENKAVALIER.’ 7:30 p.m. Performed by Connecticut Lyric Opera and Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra. Garde Arts Center, 325 State St., New London. $32 to $60. (860) 444-7373 ext. 1, GardeArts.org COMEDY NIGHT. With DC Benny. 8 p.m. Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville. $15, $25. 41BridgeStreet.com, (860) 693-9762. NOV. 14-DEC.…

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Health listings for Nov. 14

November 14, 2014
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Health listings for Nov. 14

SUNDAY, NOV. 16 SOUTHINGTON PET PARTNER EVALUATION TESTS. 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. For people interesting in serving with their dogs as pet therapy partners. Participants are first required to successfully complete the online Pet Partners handler course, PetPartners.org. There is a fee to take the course. Southington Care Center, 45 Meriden Ave, Southington. (960)…

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Music listings for Nov. 14

November 14, 2014
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Music listings for Nov. 14

FRIDAY, NOV. 14 OTHER USHER. 7:30 p.m. Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville. $105, and $85. 1-800-745-3000. Ticketmaster.com FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS. With Big Data. 8 p.m. The Dome at Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford. LiveNation.com SATURDAY, NOV. 15 OTHER STEVE AOKI, WIZ KHALIFA. 10 p.m. Grand Theater, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $38 to $98. Foxwoods.com, 1-800-200-2882. STEVE MILLER…

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Police blotter for Nov. 14

November 14, 2014
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Police blotter for Nov. 14

Southington police reported the following arrests: •Maurizio Marcuccio, 34, of 223 Meriden Ave., Southington, was arrested on Nov. 5 and charged with sixth degree larceny. •Roman A. Paszczuk, 58, of 333 Old Turnpike Rd., Plantsville, was arrested on Nov. 6 and charged with driving under the influence and failure to drive in proper lane. •Anthony…

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Fitz and the Tantrums’ ‘The Walker’ has the world humming

November 14, 2014
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Fitz and the Tantrums’ ‘The Walker’ has the world humming

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR As soon as the models stepped onto the runway at the recent graduation for Plainville’s International Institute of Cosmetology at Plantsville’s Aqua Turf, the disc jockey cued it up. The sound was unmistakable, thanks to the idiosyncratic—and incredibly catchy—opening musical refrain of someone whistling. And it immediately set the mood…

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Swimmers raise the bar for finals: Knights set 2 school records; advance 5 swimmers, 3 relays to finals

November 14, 2014
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Swimmers raise the bar for finals: Knights set 2 school records; advance 5 swimmers, 3 relays to finals

By JOHN GORALSKI SPORTS WRITER Ally Schroeder cut almost five seconds off her personal best in the 200 individual medley to claw her way into the top 30. In her final race, she climbed over eight swimmers and dropped her time by almost three seconds to break into the top 20 in the 100 backstroke.…

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Incumbents prevail when Southington voters hit the polls

November 14, 2014
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Incumbents prevail when Southington voters hit the polls

LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER Southington residents took to the polls on Election Day and the majority voted in support of the incumbents on the ballot. Incumbent Democrat John Larson defeated Republican candidate Matthew Corey in the First Congressional District race. Larson, who will be serving for his ninth term, received 8,008 votes from Southington voters…

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Vets air complaints, praise for veterans home

November 13, 2014
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) _ Many veterans who live at the Connecticut Veterans’ Home in Rocky Hill see it as a life-saver, but still believe the buildings, staff and administration need improvement, several veterans told lawmakers Wednesday. About 80 people, including veterans who rely on the home’s nursing facility and…

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Reports of SHS teacher goes viral across globe

November 13, 2014
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Reports of SHS teacher goes viral across globe

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER School officials are reluctant to speak about an incident at Southington High School last week involving a teacher who was reportedly intoxicated during class at Southington High School. However, despite their attempts to keep the matter private, the story is making global headlines and evolving with information from several unnamed…

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