Kids listings for Oct. 2

September 30, 2015
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SATURDAY, OCT. 3 BRISTOL FAMILY FARMS DAY. Held by Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Family fun event featuring hayrides from 2 to 4, pumpkin decorating, face painting, hands on activities, performers, more. Build a Scarecrow Shindig from 12 to 3 p.m. 2 p.m., Odor-Eaters Rotten Sneaker contest for…

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Meetings listings for Oct. 2

September 30, 2015
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SUNDAY, OCT. 4 PLAINVILLE ‘DISCOVERING SUSTAINABLE ROSES.’ Presented by the Connecticut Rose Society. 1 p.m., doors open. 1:30 p.m., meeting. Mike and Angelina Chute, master rosarians, authors, and master gardeners. Congregational Church of Plainville, 130 West Main St., Plainville. Free. CTRose.org WEDNESDAY, OCT. 7 BRISTOL THE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS FOR UNITED WAY. 6:30 p.m. Open to…

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Support group listings for Oct. 2

September 30, 2015
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ONGOING BRISTOL NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUP MEETING. Thursday at 7:30 p.m. All family, friends of addicts are welcome to attend. Bristol Baptist Church, 43 School St., Bristol. AL-ANON. Tuesdays at 10 to 11:30 a.m. St. Gregory Hall, Stafford Avenue and Maltby Street, Bristol. Families and friends of alcoholics welcome. AL-ANON. Fridays at 7:30 to 9 p.m.…

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Senior listings for Oct. 2

September 30, 2015
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ONGOING PLAINVILLE CHOLESTEROL SCREENING. 10 minute appointment, few drops of blood from a fingertip, and you can learn your numbers for total cholesterol, and the good and bad cholesterol, triglycerides, and glucose. Doesn’t require fasting. Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St., Plainville. $10. Pay at the appointment. Appointments. (860) 747-5728. Plainville Senior Center members only.…

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Violent crimes drop nearly 10 percent in Connecticut in 2014

September 29, 2015
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By DAVE COLLINS Associated Press MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) _ Violent crime in Connecticut dropped nearly 10 percent in 2014 over the previous year, among the largest decreases in the country and one that followed a 10 percent decline in the state in 2013, according to new data on reported crime released Monday by the FBI.…

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Cosplay Event at Lake Compounce’s Haunted Graveyard this weekend

September 29, 2015
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The Haunted Graveyard at Lake Compounce opens for its 25th season on Oct. 2 and is celebrating this momentous year by hosting its first ever Cosplay Event. The Cosplay Event will allow participants to dress up as their favorite fictional characters from a number of genres. The event is also open to the public, so…

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Bushnell Carousel reopens

September 29, 2015
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The Bushnell Park Carousel, located in downtown Hartford, is now open after a year long-closure to build the new wing of the carousel pavilion. The carousel itself will be open now and the new addition is expected to open to the public within the next few weeks. Bring your family, friends and colleagues and come…

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CEOs of Aetna, Anthem make case for health insurance mergers

September 28, 2015
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By TOM MURPHY and MARCY GORDON AP Business Writers WASHINGTON (AP) _ Leaders of two major health insurers planning multibillion dollar acquisitions made their case to Congress that bigger can mean better in their industry, but concerns are being raised in Washington about how these deals will affect consumers and competition. Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer…

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Connecticut police still stopping minorities at high rates

September 28, 2015
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By DAVE COLLINS Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Police in Connecticut are still stopping black and Hispanic drivers at disproportionately high rates, according to traffic stop data released Tuesday. Black drivers constitute 14.1 percent of drivers pulled over by police in all law enforcement agencies in the state from Oct. 1, 2014, through March…

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