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  • Coffee and Conversation 10 a.m. - Noon Charlestown
  • Nature Cruise 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Westerly
  • All-Members Exhibit AT ACGOW 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Westerly
  • Nature Cruise Noon - 1:30 p.m. Westerly
  • Storywalk in Wilcox Park 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. Westerly
  • "South Pacific" 8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Westerly
  • Free Meditation and Discussion Group 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. Westerly
  • Fall Open House 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Westerly
  • Zumba 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Wyoming

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  • 2 men face sentencing for roles in campaign scheme

    NEW HAVEN (AP) — A smoke shop owner and an employee are facing sentencing in connection with illegal contributions made to the failed congressional campaign of former state House Speaker Christopher Donovan.

    George Tirado of Wolcott is scheduled to be sentenced today in federal court in New Haven while Benjamin Hogan of Southington is due to be sentenced Wednesday.

    Tirado, who co-owned a smoke shop in Waterbury, and Hogan, an employee, pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge.

    Prosecutors say eight defendants who have been convicted were involved in a scheme that funneled nearly $28,000 to Donovan’s campaign through straw donors to get Donovan to kill proposed legislation to raise taxes on roll-your-own cigarette shops.

    Donovan was not charged and has denied knowing about the scheme.



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