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Kids listings for May 9

FRIDAY, MAY 9 BRISTOL DROP-IN GAME FRIDAYS FOR TEENS. 3 to 4 p.m. Teens are invited to drop-in and play games. Bring your own or use the library’s. Manross Memorial Library, main level, 260 Central St., Forestville. www.BristolLib.com, (860) 584-7790,…

Music listings for May 9

FRIDAY, MAY 9 OTHER COLIN BLUNSTONE. Of the Zombies. 8 p.m. With Edward Rogers. Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge St., Collinsville. $45, $65. 41BridgeStreet.com, (860) 693-9762.   JUKE JOINT ON PARK. 8 p.m. Singers Kerri Powers, John Thomas, and Dave…

Senior listings for May 9

MONDAY, MAY 12 BRISTOL BRISTOL HOSPITAL CEO AND PRESIDENT KURT BARWIS. Presented by Advocates for Bristol Seniors. He will speak about practice of hospitals admitting patients for “observation” or as “out-patients” even though the ailment is critical and the hospital…

Support group listings for May 9

TUESDAY, MAY 13 SOUTHINGTON CAREGIVERS’ SUPPORT GROUP. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. MulberryGardens of Southington, 58 Mulberry St., Plantsville. (860) 276-1020.   ONGOING SOUTHINGTON OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS SUPPORT GROUP. Do you suspect food rules your life? Overeaters Anonymous may be the answer…

Meeting listings for May 9

SATURDAY, MAY 10 BRISTOL BRISTOL HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 1 p.m. By-law ratification. All members invited. Refreshments. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol.   THURSDAY, MAY 15 BRISTOL THE BRISTOL GARDEN CLUB. 10 a.m., business meeting. Noon, program. Speaker is Jayne…

Bill regarding education plans for those with dyslexia passes in House, announces Betts

State Representative Whit Betts (R-Bristol, Plymouth) celebrated the passage of a bill that would provide teachers with the resources needed to craft individualized education plans (IEPs) for students with dyslexia and would include dyslexia on the individualized education program form.…

Rep. Betts supports bill to protect electricity customers

State Representative Whit Betts (R-78) supported legislation in the House of Representatives that offers new protections to residential electricity customers who switch to retail energy providers. Provisions of the bill include the development of greater transparency in electric rate statements,…

ESPN wins Emmy Awards

Bristol-based ESPN won seven Sports Emmy Awards, presented for the 35th year by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences tonight in New York, highlighted by wins for two ESPN Deportes studio shows in the first year of Spanish-language…

Obituaries for May 9

The following obituaries will be published in Friday’s Observer. For further details, turn to our print or e-editions on Friday. Francis L. Lombardi, 86, of Bristol, died on Wednesday, April 30 at Bristol Hospital. Lucy (Scalia) Santullo, 82, of Bristol,…

Duck race winners announced

2014 Pequabuck River Duck Race Winners were as follows, first number is the placement of the duck, and the second number is the duck’s number: Prize # Duck # Name 1 4793 Donna Denehy 2 453 John Skelsleey 3 3729 Tom Gaski 4 2413 Matt O’Brien 5 4283 Andrew Gaids 6 3429 Kristen Varano…