Flu vaccine may be less effective this winter

December 6, 2014
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By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) _ The flu vaccine may not be very effective this winter, according to U.S. health officials who worry this may lead to more serious illnesses and deaths. Flu season has begun to ramp up, and officials say the vaccine does not protect well against the dominant…

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State takes permanent possession of neglected horses

December 6, 2014
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ State agriculture officials will take permanent possession of a Redding woman’s two horses after she was charged with animal cruelty. The News-Times reports (http://bit.ly/1AbieiM ) that Lisa Lind-Larsen was found responsible for the emaciated and neglected conditions of her two mustangs in a civil suit filed by the state Department of…

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Republican official sees ‘no appetite’ to force out chairman

December 6, 2014
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A Connecticut Republican Party official says the party will not likely force out the chairman after the GOP’s second consecutive defeat for governor. Edward Dadakis, a member of the Republican State Central Committee, told Hearst Connecticut Media (http://bit.ly/1FJliEb ) there seems to be “no appetite” to force out Chairman Jerry Labriola…

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Disability rights group wants institutions closed

December 6, 2014
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A coalition of disability rights groups announced plans Wednesday to push Connecticut officials to close six state-run institutions, including Southbury Training School. Representatives from the Connecticut Council on Developmental Disabilities and other organizations said savings from the proposed closures should be used to provide residential services…

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Lady Knights girls basketball preview

December 6, 2014
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Lady Knights girls basketball preview

  The screech of basketball shoes echoes through the gym as Lady Knight coach Mike Forgione shuffles his players through a preseason drill like a con artist in a shell game. The offense weaves through the sea of changing faces. The defense is drawn one way. The ball goes the other, and a smooth lay-up…

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Saturday’s semifinal football game will be broadcast on-line

December 5, 2014
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Saturday’s semifinal football game will be broadcast on-line

CHESHIRE—The CIAC has announced that the Class LL-Large semifinal football game between No. 1 Southington and No. 4 Glastonbury on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2 p.m., will have a live internet broadcast at the NFHS network on Saturday at 2 p.m. The game will be among four live broadcasts on the web service. The network will…

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Holiday happenings at the Calendar House

December 5, 2014
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Holiday happenings at the Calendar House

Calendar House will close at noon on Wednesdays, Dec. 24 and Dec. 31 and will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, but there will still be no shortage of December activities. Calendar House Membership Association meets on Thursday, Dec. 18 at 1 p.m. DePaolo Middle School students will be performing seasonal music,…

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Holidays listings for Dec. 5

December 4, 2014
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Holidays listings for Dec. 5

FRIDAY, DEC. 5 BRISTOL IMAGINE NATION PRESENTS ‘WHOVILLE SPECTACULAR.’ 5 to 8 p.m. Museum will be transformed into Dr. Seuss’s Whoville. Holiday celebration complete with Whoville hairstyling, crafts, music, and sing-alongs. Meet the Grinch and his Whoville friends. Jodie Fitz, author and creator of the Price Chopper Kids Cooking Club will be serving her Grinch-ified…

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Miscellaneous listings for Dec. 5

December 4, 2014
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Miscellaneous listings for Dec. 5

FRIDAY, DEC. 5 OTHER WOMEN IN BUSINESS NETWORKING. Presented by the Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce. 7:45 a.m. Attorney Regina von Gootkin will present and discuss typical mistakes that small business owners make that could land them in legal trouble. Village Gates, 88 Scott Swamp Rd., Farmington. info@CentralCTChambers.org, (860) 584-4718. DEC. 5-7, 12-14, 19-21 BRISTOL/…

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