Music listings for Jan. 9

January 9, 2015
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FRIDAY, JAN. 9 OTHER THE WHISPERS AND STEPHANIE MILLS. 8 p.m. Grand Theater, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $38, $58. Foxwoods.com, 1-800-200-2882, 1-800-745-3000. SUNDAY, JAN. 11 OTHER PIANIST JOHN BRIGHENTI. 2:15 p.m. Music from the Great American Songbook. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. Advanced registration required. (860) 673-6791. FarmingtonLibraries.org WEDNESDAY, JAN. 14 OTHER BLACK LABEL…

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Nutmeg credit union now state regulated rather than federally

January 9, 2015
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Nutmeg State Federal Credit Union has undergone an historic change in the new year. As of Jan. 1, 2015, Nutmeg, which has an office in Bristol, changed from a federally regulated charter to a state regulated one, becoming Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union. This change brings the opportunity for greater organizational expansion, said a press…

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Martin takes his seat in state senate

January 9, 2015
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Sen. Henri Martin took the oath of office at the State Capitol on Jan. 7 to become the new state senator for the 31st District. The district is comprised of Bristol, Harwinton, Plainville, Plymouth, and Thomaston. Martin took office with about 40 friends and family watching, including his parents, wife Roxanne and four children. As…

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Tunxis credit course registration underway

January 9, 2015
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Credit registration for the spring 2015 semester is under way at Tunxis Community College in Farmington. For information on how to apply and register, contact the Admissions Office at (860)773-1490, or visit tunxis.edu/admissions. Late registration will take place Jan. 20. Tunxis offers over 60 associate degrees and certificates that prepare students for transfer to four-year…

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Editorial: Lordy, Lordy, look who’s 40

January 9, 2015
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40th anniversary (web)

In December, The Observer will celebrate 40 years of continuous local coverage. It’s already been 10 years since the Step Saver and The Observer have combined into one voice for the local community. To kick off our year-long celebration, we will reprint the editorial from Dec. 3, 1975 when our paper’s former president pledged his…

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Ice hockey hits its stride in Bolton

January 9, 2015
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Ice hockey hits its stride in Bolton

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Kyler Cubbage tied the game with just under 12 minutes remaing in the second period, and for the next five minutes the Warrior-Knights scrambled to put the game out of reach. Jarod Florian scored the go-ahead goal, and Jeremy Fortin beat the goalie for the second time in the game to give…

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A year in review: Southington’s 2014

January 9, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER For Southington, 2014 proved to be a year of transformation as town boards have moved forward with some large scale projects to improve the town–many of which were welcomed and others that were faced with opposition. BOE welcomes new superintendent, new members The Board of Education added a few new members…

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Symphony highlights sounds of silver screen

January 9, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The sounds of the silver screen will fill the hall of the Belding Theater at the Bushnell starting next Thursday when The Hartford Symphony Orchestra presents “Sigal Plays Carmen Fantasie” as part of its Masterworks Series. Sigal is HSO concertmaster and principal violinist Leonid Sigal. And “Carmen Fantasie” is a…

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Give us your bottles and cans

January 8, 2015
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Troop 32-Bottle Drive (4)

On Saturday, Jan. 3, Boy Scout Troop 32 gathered cans at Recreation Park as a fundraiser for the troop. Donations will help the local Boy Scout troup that meets on Tuesday nights at the First Congregational Church in Southington. Photos by Tammi Naudus

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