A quarter century of wireless

April 17, 2015
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Rick Barrows has been helping local residents with their cell phone needs for 25 years.

By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER Rick Barrows opened “The Car Phone Store,” a cell phone franchise, in Southington in March of 1989. Today, the business known as the “Wireless Zone” is still going strong. Barrows said at the beginning of this journey, he had a business partner and the two were looking to invest in a…

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Cyber Knights will kick off the SEF community spelling bee on April 30

April 17, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER Citizens, town government officials, teachers, police officers, fireman, and many more will compete in teams of three at the Southington Education Foundation (SEF) fifth annual Community Spelling Bee. The event will take place in the high school auditorium on April 30 at 7 p.m. This year, representatives from the Southington High…

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Arrests for underage drinking at hotel party

April 17, 2015
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Arrests for underage drinking at hotel party

On March 28, members of the Southington Police Department, funded by the STEPS Coalition, performed directed patrols during and after the junior prom, in an effort to reduce underage drinking at such events. During the course of their evening, police gathered information that several youths were believed to be having an underage drinking party at…

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Arrest made for bomb threat at Bradley

April 17, 2015
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Arrest made for bomb threat at Bradley

Police announced an arrest in conjunction to a bomb threat at the medical arts building at the Hospital of Central Connecticut, Bradley Campus. On April 10, at 1:10 p.m., police were dispatched to the hospital on a threatening investigation. Police said that the Complainant reported that a female called the medical arts lab at approximately…

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Senior listings for April 17

April 17, 2015
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SUNDAY, APRIL 19 OTHER ARBOR ROSE AT JEROME HOME. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Independent, assisted living, and memory care facility. Arbor Rose at Jerome Home, 975 Corbin Ave., New Britain. RSVP. (860) 229-3707. TUESDAY, APRIL 21 PLAINVILLE AARP SMART DRIVER COURSE. 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Course covers the effects of aging and medication…

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Support group listings for April 17

April 17, 2015
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ONGOING BRISTOL NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUP MEETING. Thursday at 7:30 p.m. All family, friends of addicts are welcome to attend. Bristol Baptist Church, 43 School St., 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…

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Meetings listings for April 17

April 17, 2015
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MONDAY, APRIL 20 OTHER QUILTS THAT CARE. Monday, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center, 1075 Chase Parkway, Waterbury. (860) 945-0184, QuiltsThatCare.Deb@gmail.com, QuiltsThatCare.org TUESDAY, APRIL 21 BRISTOL QUILTS THAT CARE. Tuesday, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. (860) 945-0184, QuiltsThatCare.Deb@gmail.com, QuiltsThatCare.org BRISTOL EASTERN HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION COMMITTEE MEETING.…

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Kids listings for April 17

April 17, 2015
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FRIDAY, APRIL 17 BRISTOL SPRING BREAK AT THE CAROUSEL MUSEUM. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Create a cut out. New England Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. $6 for adults. $5 for children. Free for members. (860) 585-5411. TheCarouselMuseum.org FEATHERED FRIENDS. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Children can learn about feathers and their function for…

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Miscellaneous listing for April 17

April 17, 2015
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FRIDAY, APRIL 17 BRISTOL SINGLES SPRING DANCE. Sponsored by Social Connections. 8 p.m. to midnight. Dance to The Instigators. Buffet from 8 to 9 p.m. Dress to impress. Nuchie’s, 164 Central St., Bristol. $17. (860) 582-8229. APRIL 17, 18 BRISTOL ‘THIS ISLAND EARTH’ AND ‘THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD.’ Plus another Flash Gordon serial. Friday…

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