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Obituaries for Oct. 24

October 22, 2014
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The following obituaries will be published in this week’s Observer. For more information, look to our print or e-editions on Friday. Marguerita Victoria Marrocco, 57, of Bristol, died Saturday, Oct. 11 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Waterbury. Robert H. Link, 84, of Bristol, former Terryville resident, husband of Rae Anne (Elwell) Link died Thursday, Oct. 9,…

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Connecticut jobless rate lowest in nearly 6 years

October 22, 2014
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By STEPHEN SINGER AP Business Writer HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The last batch of monthly unemployment and labor force numbers before Election Day showed strong jobs growth, instantly sparking debate Monday between Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Republican challenger Tom Foley in their race…

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In Connecticut: FBI agent alleges abuses

October 22, 2014
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By MICHAEL MELIA Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ FBI bosses retaliated against an agent for complaining about personnel decisions, managed by fear and were so dysfunctional that the bureau’s director apologized to the Connecticut staff for problems with local leadership, according to a lawsuit…

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Hernandez lawyers due in court in double slaying

October 22, 2014
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BOSTON (AP) _ Prosecutors and lawyers for former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez are expected in court for a status conference in his Boston double homicide case. Hernandez is charged in the 2012 killings of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado. Prosecutors say Hernandez…

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Michalik, Nicastro tour businesses in district

October 21, 2014
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Calling Main Street businesses critical to the success of Bristol’s economy, State Senate Candidate Rob Michalik touted his plans to invest in the local economy while on a tour of small businesses with state Representative Frank Nicastro (D-Bristol), according to a press release. The tour…

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Addition of 11,500 jobs in Sept. cuts jobless rate

October 21, 2014
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Employers in Connecticut added 11,500 jobs in September, cutting the unemployment rate to its lowest in nearly six years, the state Labor Department announced Monday. The unemployment rate fell to 6.4 percent, from 6.6 percent in August, the lowest since November…

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Business networking group to hold open house, food drive

October 21, 2014
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The local business owners and entrepreneurs who make up the Building Alliances BNI chapter in Farmington, are kicking off their Thanksgiving Food Drive on Oct. 29 and hosting an open house Visitors Day. The Food Drive will benefit the Farmington Food Pantry and the Bristol…

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Correction: Incorrect charges published

October 21, 2014
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In last week’s Bristol Observer, dated Oct. 17, it was inadvertently reported in the weekly police blotter that James M. Dunn of 371 Emmett St., Bristol had been charged with second degree larceny. The charge should have read second degree breach of peace. We apologize…

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Twirling with the best, and beating the best

October 21, 2014
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Twirling with the best, and beating the best

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR This past summer, Jaymie Bianca, a 15-year-old from Bristol, pitted herself against the best baton twirlers of the nation and walked away with several medals—including two gold  that proved her skills rank among the best in the nation. Jaymie, who…

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