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Community Artists Program
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Charlestown

Make & Take Crafts (Drop in Crafts) Ages 3 +
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Westerly

Wreath & holiday arrangement workshop
11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Westerly

Seal Tour
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Westerly

Holiday Bazaar
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Westerly

Magician Darren Yong
11 a.m. - Noon Charlestown

Christmas Cantata
7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Charlestown

"A Christmas Carol"
8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Westerly

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Donovan campaign aide sentenced to 2 years

NEW HAVEN (AP) — The campaign manager for former state House Speaker Christopher Donovan has been sentenced to two years and four months in prison in connection with illegal contributions made to Donovan’s failed congressional campaign last year.

Joshua Nassi, of Fairfield, expressed remorse in the New Haven federal courtroom where he was sentenced today. He pleaded guilty in April to conspiracy charges.

Prosecutors say Nassi and seven others who were convicted were involved in a scheme that funneled nearly $28,000 to Donovan’s campaign through straw donors in an effort to get Donovan to kill proposed legislation to raise taxes on roll-your-own cigarette shops.

Judge Janet Bond Arterton said Nassi played a key part in the scheme but his remorse was palpable.

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

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