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Kids listings for Dec. 12

DEC. 12-21 OTHER ‘SEUSSICAL, JR.’ Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Performed by Newington Children’s Theatre Company. Join over 35 area children as they bring this Dr. Seuss musical to life. NCTC Theatre,…

Obituaries for Dec. 12

The following obituaries will be published in this week’s Observer For further details, look to our print or e-edition on Friday. Reinhardt Otto Krampitz, 91, of Harwinton, formerly of Terryville, died on Sunday, Nov. 30. Joan C. Fitzgerald, 76, of…

Republican official sees ‘no appetite’ to force out chairman

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…

Disability rights group wants institutions closed

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…

Powder Puff in action

On a recent Saturday, the Bristol Central High School InterAct Club held its annual Powder Puff football game where the young women in the freshmen, sophomore, junior, and senior classes squared off on the football field for a game of…

Police blotter for Dec. 5

The Bristol Police Department reported the following arrests last week. •Jose O. Diaz, 26, of 150 Shawn Dr., Bristol, was arrested Nov. 21 and charged with operation while registered license suspended/revoked and possession of less than .5 ounce of cannabis-type…