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Another CT School Bans Halloween

Two Newington elementary schools have decided to join other town schools and ban the celebration of Halloween. The reasoning? Students have cited that it’s against their religious beliefs.

Usually it is some people of the Orthodox Jewish faith, Jehovah Witnesses, and some Fundamental Christians that oppose the celebration.  Read more at CTBoom.com

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Impossible Trivia: Tickets to Creedence Clearwater Revisited

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Listen to Chaz & AJ all this week to win tickets to Creedence Clearwater Revisited at The Ridgefield Playhouse Saturday, November 1st. Listen for the IMPOSSIBLE TRIVIA Question at 9:20am, be the first caller at 1-877-R-NICKEL with the correct answer and win a pair of tickets to the show! MORE

DRC Sneak Peek: Tickets to "Birdman" Preview

All weekend, text BIRDMAN to 88474 for your shot to see our sneak preview Wednesday, October 29th at Bow Tie Cinema City at the Palace in Hartford. MORE

Pet Pals: Baker

Courtesy of Companions & Homemakers

Name: Baker
Breed: Labrador retriever mix
Age: 2 year old altered male
BioI can live in a single family home, condos and apartments considered. I want to live with kids over 12 years of age. I would enjoy living with cats and dogs. I am a high energy kind of dog and am looking for a home where I can get lots of exercise every day. I am a great dog with lots of potential. I need a family with large, active breed experience. MORE

[WIN] Tickets to Hannibal Buress

Enter here to win tickets to Comix Presents Hannibal Buress November 22nd at the Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino. MORE

Pet Pals: Manda

Courtesy of Companions & Homemakers

Name: Manda
Breed: Domestic short hair mix
Age: 3 year old spayed female
Bio: I can live in any size home, including apartments. I want to live with kids over 6 years old and adults. I would like to live with a cat but have not had much experience with dogs. I may be willing to share my home with a canine that likes kitties. MORE

[PICS] Lappy vs. Lamberti

Mike Lapitino and Allan Lamberti battled it out at the On Track Karting race track Saturday, October 18th MORE

Pet Pals: Dora

Courtesy of Companions & Homemakers

Name: Boomer
Breed: Domestic short hair mix
Age: 2 year old spayed female
BioI can live in any size home, including apartments. While I prefer the company of adults and have not had much experience with children, I may be willing to consider sharing my home with kids who can be gentle and respectful of pets. I have not had much experience with cats or dogs but am willing to consider sharing my home with a furry friend.  MORE

Pet Pals: Boomer

Courtesy of Companions & Homemakers

Name: Boomer
Breed: Domestic short hair mix
Age: 2 year old spayed female
BioI can live in any size home, including apartments. While I prefer the company of adults and have not had much experience with children, I may be willing to consider sharing my home with kids who can be gentle and respectful of pets. I have not had much experience with cats or dogs but am willing to consider sharing my home with a furry friend.  MORE

MS Spooktacular 5K

Saturday, October 25th

Join the 102.9 DRC New Balance Pavement Patrol at the MS Spooktacular 5K on Saturday, October 25th on the grounds of Rentschler Field in East Hartford. MORE

7 Things In Connecticut That Will Kill You Before Ebola

The recent Ebola hysteria hit a little too close to home for all of us here in Connecticut yesterday. A patient with Ebola-like symptoms was admitted to Yale-New Haven hospital after returning from a research trip to Liberia. They ended up testing negative for the deadly disease. Phew. The reality of the situation is that there are many other dangerous things to worry about here in Connecticut that will kill you way before you would ever get Ebola. Read more at CTBoom.com MORE

Modern Plumbing

Saturday, October 25th

Join the 102.9 DRC New Balance Pavement Patrol at Modern Plumbing at 152 Berlin Turnpike in Berlin. Any purchase made that day, 10% of the proceeds will go to the CT Children's Medical Center. MORE

Pet Pals: Gracie

Courtesy of Companions & Homemakers

Name: Gracie
Breed: Retriever mix
Age: 4 year old spayed female
Bio: I can live in any size home, including apartments. I would love to live with dog-savvy kids of any age, based on interaction. I will need to be the only pet in the household ~ I am housebroken. I am calm but have my moments of energy and need to get a little exercise every day. I am a great dog with lots of potential. I need a family with general dog experience.  MORE

Pet Pals: Lestat

Courtesy of Companions & Homemakers

Name: Lestat
Breed: Domestic short hair mix
Age: 5 year old altered male
Bio: Lestat is an ultimate, total sweetheart. He is sweet, affectionate and very friendly. He's always purring and loves being petted. He enjoys playing with toys, yet he's a calm, relaxed cat. If you love a lap cat, then Lestat's the boy for you.  I haven’t had a great deal of experience with kids or other pets but may be willing to share my home with those who appreciate me! MORE

Where In CT To See A Scary Movie On Big Screen

Renting a horror movie is fun around Halloween–but it’s even better and scarier when you see it in a dark and loud movie theatre. So, here are some places around Connecticut you can watch one of your old favorite scary movies. Read the list at CTBoom.com MORE

Pet Pals: Polly

Courtesy of Companions & Homemakers

Name: Polly
Breed: Miniature poodle mix
Age: 2 year old spayed female
Bio: I can live in any size home, including apartments. I want to live with kids over 8 years of age. I would like to live with a dog but I have not had much experience with cats. I may be willing to share my home with a feline. I am calm but have my moments of energy and need to get some exercise every day. I am a great dog with lots of potential. I need a family with general dog experience. I am still learning and want to get off to a great start in my new home, so I will need to continue my training here. (Obedience Training Required) MORE

[WIN] Tickets to Ralphie May

Enter here to win tickets to Comix presents Ralphie May at Foxwoods Resort Casino Saturday, November 1st. MORE

Pet Pals: Piggy

Courtesy of Companions & Homemakers

Name: Piggy
Breed: Domestic short hair mix
Age: 10 year old spayed female
Bio: I’m the type of girl who has been around the block a few times and know what makes me happy. I am quiet and reserved. I will be happiest in a home with kids over 8 who are naturally calm. I like other pets and would really enjoy sharing with those who appreciate senior cats. I like a calm, serene environment so a quiet home is best for me. Think you’re the one? Visit me today and find out.  MORE

Where In CT Is Gas Under $3 A Gallon?

Gas prices are finally dropping little by little. There are even gas stations in CT that are under $3.00 a gallon! Three of those stations are located on...The Berlin Turnpike. Read more at CTBoom.com MORE

Pet Pals: Gemma

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Name: Gemma
Breed: Jack Russell terrier mix
Age: 2 year old spayed female
Bio: I want to live with kids over 12 years of age. I am still learning and want to get off to a great start in my new home, so I will need to continue my training here. (Obedience Training Required) I have not had much experience with cats or dogs but am willing to consider sharing my home with a furry friend. I can live in a single family home, condos and apartments considered. I am a great dog with lots of potential. I need a family with terrier breed experience. MORE

The 10 Best Places In Connecticut To Spend Your NFL Sunday Funday This Weekend

It’s Friday. Which means it’s time to start planning your NFL Sunday Funday. Here are the 10 best places in CT to go eat everything, yell, and drink Bud Light all afternoon with your buddies. Read more at CTBoom.com MORE

Pet Pals: Abby

Courtesy of Companions & Homemakers

Name: Abby
Breed: Domestic short hair mix
Age: 5 year old spayed female
Bio: I can live in any size home, including apartments. I am a quiet and reserved kitty and would prefer a peaceful home. I want to live with adults. I want to live with kids over 6 years of age. I prefer to be the only pet so I can get all the attention. MORE

Connecticut Educators Put on Leave for Horror-Film Hobby

Last week, Granby Memorial Middle School principal Mark D. Foley and Windsor’s Sage Park Middle School guidance counselor Aaron Vnuk were placed on administrative leave following the Courant investigation” of their horror production company Moongoyle Entertainment.

Well, congrats, Courant writers.  You went on Google and figured out that two adults have a legal, R-rated hobby.  You’ve probably ruined their careers in education.  Are you proud of yourself? Read more at CTBoom.com

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Pet Pals: Merritt

Courtesy of Companions & Homemakers

Name: Merritt
Breed: American Staffordshire terrier mix
Age: 4 year old spayed female
Bio: I want to live with kids over 8 years of age. I can live in any size home, including apartments. I have not had much experience with cats or dogs but am willing to consider sharing my home with a furry friend. I am a great dog for the first time dog owner. MORE

[WIN] Tickets to Chris D'Elia

Enter here to win a pair of tickets to see Comix Presents Chris D’Elia at Fox Theater at Foxwoods on November 7th 9pm. MORE