2014 Ice Hockey Winter Preview

December 20, 2014
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Matt Briscoe

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Brian Cannon shifted uneasily in his seat when asked about his team’s chances this winter. The usual pre-season optimism drained from his face, and he stared out the office window at the Zamboni circling the ice at Veteran’s Rink. The conversation leading up to the query was focused on a preseason…

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Torah to be restored

December 19, 2014
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by LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER A torah that survived the Holocaust is being restored for its custodial synagogue in Southington for regular use in services. Candice Hall from Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation said the torah is at least 200 to 300 years old. “It was recovered during the holocaust when so many were destroyed,” said…

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Markley hangs out on Google Hangout

December 19, 2014
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State Senator Joe Markley (R- Southington) participated in a Google Hangout on Thursday, Dec. 11 to discuss issues concerning long term care for seniors.  The Senator, well-known for his video reports, said in a press release from the Connecticut State Republicans that he was impressed with the potential of the Hangout sessions. “This was my first…

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Legislation will allow parents to save money for long-term care of children with autism

December 19, 2014
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HARTFORD—Today, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), and Congressmen John Larson (D-Conn.) and Elizabeth Esty (D-Conn.) will celebrate the recent bipartisan passage of legislation that will allow parents who have children with autism to save money for their long-term care. The legislators will be joined by Shannon Knall, the Autism Speaks Connecticut…

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Miscellaneous listings for Dec. 19

December 19, 2014
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Miscellaneous listings for Dec. 19

FRIDAY, DEC. 19 PLAINVILLE BOOK SIGNING WITH REV. SALVATORE MANCINI OF MANCHESTER. Noon to 5 p.m. “Should Women Preach? Defending Women in Christian Ministry.” El Camino Christian Book Store, 8 East Main St., Plainville. (860) 846-0585. RevSalManciniBooks.com, (860) 895-7034. BRISTOL LUNCH HOUR SOUP AND MOVIE. 12:30 p.m. Showing of “The Hundred Foot Journey” based on…

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SHS teacher charged with disorderly conduct

December 19, 2014
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SHS teacher charged with disorderly conduct

The Southington High School teacher who caused a firestorm of viral comments on the internet after he allegedly arrived to class intoxicated was arrested last Friday. Police said that at approximately 6:45 a.m. Dec. 9, John Edward Hansen Jr., 47, of New Haven surrendered to the Southington Police Department after learning there was an active…

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Kids listings for Dec. 19

December 19, 2014
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Kids listings for Dec. 19

SUNDAY, DEC. 21 BRISTOL BREAKFAST WITH SANTA. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Breakfast/ crafts/ sleigh/ carriage rides. St. Matthew School gym, 33 Welch Dr., Forestville. $12 for adults. $6 for children 3 and up. Children under 3, free. Tickets available at the door. TUESDAY, DEC. 23 PLAINVILLE MUSIC TOGETHER CLASS. 10:30 a.m. For children ages…

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Support group listings for Dec. 19

December 19, 2014
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Support group listings for Dec. 19

ONGOING BRISTOL AL-ANON. Tuesdays 10 to 11:30 a.m. St. Gregory Hall, Stafford Avenue and Maltby Street, Bristol. Families and friends of alcoholics welcome. AL-ANON. Fridays 7:30 to 9 p.m. St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 1024 Stafford Ave., Bristol. Families and friends of alcoholics welcome. BRISTOL MS SUPPORT GROUP. 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each…

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Senior listings for Dec. 19

December 19, 2014
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Senior listings for Dec. 19

THURSDAY, DEC. 25 PLAINVILLE CHRISTMAS DINNER AT THE PLAINVILLE SENIOR CENTER. 11:30 a.m. Traditional Christmas dinner for center members or Plainville residents 60 and over who would otherwise be alone on the holiday. Volunteers will provide transportation for those who need a ride to the center. No charge for dinner by donations appreciated. Plainville residents…

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