In Connecticut: FBI agent alleges abuses

October 22, 2014
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By MICHAEL MELIA Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ FBI bosses retaliated against an agent for complaining about personnel decisions, managed by fear and were so dysfunctional that the bureau’s director apologized to the Connecticut staff for problems with local leadership, according to a lawsuit filed Monday. The agent, Kurt Siuzdak, is a lawyer and…

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Addition of 11,500 jobs in Sept. cuts jobless rate

October 21, 2014
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Employers in Connecticut added 11,500 jobs in September, cutting the unemployment rate to its lowest in nearly six years, the state Labor Department announced Monday. The unemployment rate fell to 6.4 percent, from 6.6 percent in August, the lowest since November 2008. The Labor Department also revised the job loss in…

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All the ‘Newsies’ that’s fit to entertain

October 21, 2014
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All the ‘Newsies’ that’s fit to entertain

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Extra, extra, read all about it. The Disney musical “Newsies” is making its maiden voyage on the road. And it arrives at Waterbury’s Palace Theater on Oct. 23 for a run that continues through Oct. 25. As “Newsies” makes its way across the country for the first time, Stephanie Styles…

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A Little Knight Music

October 20, 2014
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A Little Knight Music

Southington High School hosted the 22nd annual Music of the Knight on Saturday evening.  Seventeen High School Bands from across Connecticut , Massachusetts and New York competed in this year in this US Band competition.  Fontana Field was filled with family, friends, and extraordinary music and dance.  The evening included recognition of all Southington High School Senior Band…

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Plans set for annual Halloween in Plantsville

October 19, 2014
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By Ed Harris Editor Downtown Plantsville is going to get a little spooky later this month. The Village of Plantsville Association and the Southington Parks and Recreation Department are cosponsoring the 18th annual Halloween in Plantsville on Thursday, Oct. 23 (with a rain date Oct. 24), from 5:30 to 8 p.m. “It’s a safe, free…

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Electronic medical record system utilized

October 18, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer With some financial assistance from the Bradley Barnes Trust, the Central Connecticut Senior Health Services (CCSHS) was able to implement a new electronically medical record (EMR) system at the three senior living facilities in Southington. The CCSHS applied for a grant last year through the Main Street Community Foundation and…

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Act On It vandalism campaign has volunteer help

October 17, 2014
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Act On It vandalism campaign has volunteer help

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Businesses in town that experience vandalism will now be able to receive volunteer help to clean their facility, free of charge, as a part of the Act On It anti-vandalism campaign in town. Businesses can call Youth Services at 860-276-6281 to get volunteer help to clean and remove graffiti from…

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Seven in a row; Swimmers sink Farmington

October 17, 2014
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Seven in a row; Swimmers sink Farmington

By John Goralski Sports Writer Farmington swimmers battled for first place in the opening relay, but it was already clear that Southington was the team to beat. The Indian anchor tipped the wall at the end of the medley relay, but there were Lady Knight swimmers on either side of her at the finish. Sure,…

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Miscellaneous listings for Oct. 17

October 17, 2014
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Miscellaneous listings for Oct. 17

FRIDAY, OCT. 17 BRISTOL SINGLES 50S, 60S, 70S DANCE. Held by Social Connections. 8 p.m. to midnight. Buffet from 8 to 9 p.m. Dance to the music of The Instigators. Dress casual. Door prizes. Nuchie’s Restaurant, 164 Central St., Bristol. $17. (860) 582-8229. OTHER CESAR MILLAN. The Dog Whisperer. 8 p.m. The Palace Theater, 100…

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