Music listings for Jan. 30

January 30, 2015
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FRIDAY, JAN. 30 PLAINVILLE SPIRIT SHAKER. Red Zone, 54 West Main St., Plainville. BRISTOL EASTERN HIGH SCHOOL BANDS AND CHOIRS. 6 p.m. Part of Sweet Sounds-Music and Desserts fund raiser to support the band’s and choir’s trip to Walt Disney World in Florida. In Florida, they will perform and compete against bands and choirs from…

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Observations: When the news reporter becomes the news

January 30, 2015
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by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Monday is a “hell or high water” day at the Observer. It’s the day before we go to press. I’m pushing myself to get the paper ready to hit the presses bright and early on Tuesday. I tell everyone I will not leave my desk for hell or high water.…

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WIC available for eligible residents

January 30, 2015
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State residents who meet certain income and other requirements can obtain nutritious food and nutrition education through the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program of Bristol Hospital. More than 5,000 people in 20 area towns currently participate in this Bristol Hospital program. Women who are pregnant, postpartum, or breastfeeding, infants under 1 year of age,…

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Court: Media don’t have to delete stories when charges nixed

January 30, 2015
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By LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) _ A Connecticut woman’s claims that media outlets libeled her by refusing to delete stories about her arrest after charges were dismissed were rejected by a federal appeals court Wednesday. The ruling by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan pertained to the August 2010…

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The State of the Town: Leaders discuss progress at chamber event

January 30, 2015
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Bailey Kahl launches himself toward the pit during the long jump competition on Jan. 24.

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER Town Councilors spoke about the changes in town government and on their special committees within the last year at the Chamber Legislative Committee 6th annual State of the Town dinner. Seven of the nine town councilors spoke about recent accomplishments and concerns on projects in town. Chairman Michael Riccio praised…

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Local dancer has, indeed, gotten ‘Nice Work…’

January 30, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Next week, Kevin Raponey, an actor from Bristol, will come full circle when he steps onto the stage of The Bushnell as part of the national tour of “Nice Work If You Can Get It.” Raponey, who graduated Bristol Eastern High School in 2005 and trained at local dance studios,…

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Swimmers improve to 6-0

January 30, 2015
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Swimmers improve to 6-0

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER PLAINVILLE—The Southington boys swimming team continued on their quest for the perfect season at Friday’s meet against the Plainville Blue Devils. The Blue Knights clinched the meet by the 200 freestyle relay and remained unbeaten with a 92-61 victory over the Blue Devils at Plainville High School, moving to 6-0 on…

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BOE approves $90 million budget

January 29, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The Board of Education (BOE) finalized the budget for the 2015-2016 school year, and the board unanimously approved spending $90,197,401 with a 3.59 percent increase from last year’s budget. Director of Business and Finance Sherri DiNello presented the budget, which she crafted along with school administrators based on the year…

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Finance board heralds bond sale

January 29, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The Town of Southington’s Department of Finance released the results of the town’s recent bond sale and sale of bond anticipation notes (BANs). The $26.92 million bond sale and $12 million sale of bond anticipation notes attracted several bidders, which town officials believe is based on the town’s good performance…

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