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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12th annual Operation ELF to benefit families of deployed airmen, soldiers

November 10, 2014
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Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman joined Adjutant General Thaddeus J. Martin and members of the Connecticut National Guard last week to kick-off the 12th annual Operation ELF (Embracing Lonely Families) program. Operation ELF assists the families of soldiers and airmen who are deployed during the holidays and provides a wide range of support to military families…

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Library bookstore holding sale

November 10, 2014
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Friends of the Southington Library Bookstore will be holding a half price book sale in November and December just in time for holiday shopping. The book store is located on the lower level of the Southingto Public Library, 255 Main St. All children’s books and Christmas books are half-priced. Book store hours are Monday and…

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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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Hall of Fame: The thrill of victory

November 7, 2014
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By JOHN GORALSKI SPORTS WRITER Kristin-Wilcox Astiasaran didn’t know much about women’s sports when her grandparents dragged her to the state championship game in 1982, but she watched it unfold before her like a Hollywood film. For the first three quarters, Westhill High School deliberately constructed a 15-point lead. In the final eight minutes, the…

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