Rev. Ralph Roy to speak at MLK Program

January 5, 2016
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First Baptist Church of Southington
581 Meriden Ave., Southington, CT 06489
(860) 628-8121

A Connecticut clergyman who was jailed twice in the early 1960s will speak about “Memories of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” at the 20th annual community observance of Dr. King’s birthday on Sunday, Jan. 10, at 2 p. m., at the First Baptist Church, 581 Meriden Ave. N’Zinga’s Daughters will also be performing and prizes…

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Girl Scout cookies now available

January 5, 2016
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It’s that time again! Girl Scouts throughout Connecticut are now taking orders beginning for everyone’s favorite cookies. Last year, nearly 160,000 Girl Scouts experienced an update to the Girl Scout Cookie Program: Digital Cookie 1.0, an online cookie selling platform. Girl Scouts of Connecticut was among the five top councils in the nation for total…

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Obituary: Anthony P. Scapellati Sr., 93

January 5, 2016
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Anthony P. Scapellati Sr., 93, of Bristol, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015 at Apple Rehab Farmington Valley. Born Jan. 15, 1922 in New Britain to the late Philip and Pauline (Sidoti) Scapellati, he had been a longtime Bristol resident. Anthony was a longtime parishioner of St. Matthew’s Church in Forestville. He is…

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Connecticut groups say they’re ready for more refugees

January 5, 2016
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Connecticut groups say they’re ready for more refugees

By ALAINE GRIFFIN Hartford Courant HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Amid growing debate over the country’s immigration policies in the aftermath of recent terrorist attacks, Connecticut is preparing for a new wave of refugees who will arrive here in 2016. “There’s been overwhelming support recently from churches, mosques, individuals, people calling saying, `We want to help…

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Libertarian Party sues Connecticut over ballot petition laws

January 5, 2016
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Libertarian Party sues Connecticut over ballot petition laws

HARTFORD, Conn. — The Libertarian Party is suing the state of Connecticut in federal court, challenging laws regarding the rules for petitioning candidates to appear on the election ballot. The party specifically objects to a provision requiring Connecticut residents to gather the necessary signatures. Dan Barrett, legal director for the ACLU of Connecticut, told the…

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Connecticut State Police release New Year’s enforcement data

January 5, 2016
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Connecticut State Police release New Year’s enforcement data

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut State Police responded to more accidents and issued more tickets for distracted driving and speeding over this year’s New Year’s holiday than during the same period in 2015. Increased enforcement began Thursday on the state’s roadways and ended at midnight on Sunday. As of 8 a.m. Sunday, state police say…

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Live Well program provides tools for chronic disease self-management

January 5, 2016
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Hartford Healthcare

The Connecticut Center for Healthy Aging is presenting a free six-week program geared to those experiencing chronic diseases and conditions. Live Well: Chronic Disease Self-Management will be introduced at an informational session on Friday, Jan. 15, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the Hospital of Central Connecticut, Bradley Memorial campus, 81 Meriden Ave., conference…

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Mulberry Gardens open house on Jan. 9

January 5, 2016
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Mulberry Gardens of Southington
58 Mulberry St., Plantsville, CT 06479
(860) 276-1020

Mulberry Gardens of Southington, an assisted living, adult day and memory care community, will be holding an open house on Saturday, Jan. 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Marie Terzak, retirement counselor, will lead the event. Light refreshments will be served. Mulberry Gardens is located at 58 Mulberry St. in Plantsville. People are welcome…

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Diane Barile is the January artist at The Orchards

January 5, 2016
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"Peaches and Roses" by Diane Barile.

Southington’s Diane Barile will display her acrylic paintings at The Gallery at The Orchards through Jan. 31. The title of her show is “Art in Acrylic.” Barile has been painting for about three years, and the artist claims that painting has given her new insight and made her more observing of her surroundings. She is…

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