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Black Drivers in Connecticut Stopped by Police Disproportionately, New Study Shows

Black Drivers in Connecticut Stopped by Police Disproportionately, New Study Shows

Black drivers in Connecticut are being stopped by police at a rate almost twice that of their percentage of the state’s population, a new 500-page study shows.

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Connecticut Fall Foliage Viewing Hotspots; Great Leaf Season Forecast

Connecticut Fall Foliage Viewing Hotspots; Great Leaf Season Forecast

Experts are predicting a better than average foliage season this year and Connecticut's Office of Tourism just released a list of fall views. With that in mind we've compiled a list of views and and driving routes that will help you soak up the sights of the season.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
Fresh Seafood Spiced With Hip Urban Energy at the New NIXS Hartford

Fresh Seafood Spiced With Hip Urban Energy at the New NIXS Hartford

NIXS Hartford, with its shareable plates and craft cocktails, is the latest addition to the bustling Front Street District in the state's capital.

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Bethel Farm-to-Table Dinner: Gourmet Pizza, Tapas, Vietnamese Cuisine to Support Grieving Children

Bethel Farm-to-Table Dinner: Gourmet Pizza, Tapas, Vietnamese Cuisine to Support Grieving Children

A farm-to-table dinner at the Holbrook Farm in Bethel will support the Circle Camps for Grieving Children, one-week summer camps around the country designed for girls who have lost a parent.

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Connecticut Politics

by Jennifer Swift
Greenberg Ad Cites Dysfunction; Esty Stays on Veterans Theme in 5th District Race

Greenberg Ad Cites Dysfunction; Esty Stays on Veterans Theme in 5th District Race

Our campaign wanted to give you an opportunity to see Mark's new television ad "Barking Dogs" which highlights the partisan gridlock in Washington and shows why Mark will bring the new leadership to Washington that can get things done!" That's the opening of an email...

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Foley Six Points Ahead of Malloy in Latest Q Poll

Foley Six Points Ahead of Malloy in Latest Q Poll

Connecticut voters likely see Republican Tom Foley as a better alternative than incumbent Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to lead their state, especially in areas such as jobs and the economy, a Quinnipiac University Poll released today reports.

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Arts & Entertainment

‘Welcome to New York’ Film a Big Break for Connecticut Actress

‘Welcome to New York’ Film a Big Break for Connecticut Actress

Shown at the Cannes Film Festival, “Welcome to New York” has special meaning for Connecticut actress Anna Lakomy, who plays Gerard Depardieu's assistant.

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Montgomery Gentry Plays Mohegan Sun Sept. 26 in MADD Benefit

Montgomery Gentry Plays Mohegan Sun Sept. 26 in MADD Benefit

Country duo Montgomery Gentry has helped fuel a country music revolution on radio airwaves. They talk with us about their upcoming Connecticut show and their new album.

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Great Places to work 2014

Love your job?
We're taking nominations for our upcoming "Great Places to Work" in Connecticut, so tell us why yours is the best. (Minimum 50 employees)

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Style & Shopping

Romantic Italian Style Comes to The Shoppes at Farmington Valley

Romantic Italian Style Comes to The Shoppes at Farmington Valley

The Shoppes at Farmington Valley will add Italian retailer Seduzione to its store line up this weekend with a grand opening on Saturday.

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Vote for Your Favorite Connecticut Architectural Treasure; Yale Whale, Goodspeed Opera House?

Vote for Your Favorite Connecticut Architectural Treasure; Yale Whale, Goodspeed Opera House?

AIA Connecticut, a chapter of the American Institute of Architects, has added to the appeal of its People’s Choice Award program this year by creating a new category that should prove popular. It’s called Connecticut Treasures.

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Health & Wellness

New Mental Health Website Created by Young People for Young People in Connecticut

New Mental Health Website Created by Young People for Young People in Connecticut

TurningPointCT.org is a new website funded by the state Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services for young people who struggle with mental health and addiction.

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'Little Heart Hero Day' Supports Children with Congenital Heart Defects

'Little Heart Hero Day' Supports Children with Congenital Heart Defects

"Little Heart Hero Day" will offer up fun and support for children with congenital heart defects and their families on Sunday, Sept. 7 at the Elks Lodge in Branford.

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History

Haunted Castle in Millbrook, N.Y., Open for Tours; B&B Has Dungeon Room

Haunted Castle in Millbrook, N.Y., Open for Tours; B&B Has Dungeon Room

The unique Wing’s Castle in Millbrook, N.Y., the brainchild of artists Peter and Toni Ann Wing, is open for tours from noon to 4 p.m. on weekends through the fall.

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Maritime Heritage Festival Includes Great New London Chowder Challenge

Maritime Heritage Festival Includes Great New London Chowder Challenge

The sailing ships of yesteryear return to New London Sept. 11 to 13 for the Connecticut Maritime Heritage Festival, a celebration of the state’s storied seafaring history.

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Education

Yale's Tax Exempt New Haven Property Assessed at $2.5 Billion

Yale's Tax Exempt New Haven Property Assessed at $2.5 Billion

ale University, a premier, world-renowned research institution, takes up large portions of downtown, and doesn’t pay taxes on its dorms, classrooms, libraries, research labs or the grassy oases inside the residential quads.

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WCSU's $97 Million Danbury Visual and Performing Arts Center to Open

WCSU's $97 Million Danbury Visual and Performing Arts Center to Open

A stunning concert hall and theater crown the new home of Western Connecticut State University's School of Visual and Performing Arts.

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NBMAA EXCLUSIVES: Afternoon Critiques with Terrence Regan

Sep 14, 2014 - Sep 21, 2014

This event occurs every 4 week(s) on Sunday.

Starting on Sunday, April 20 and continuing on the third Sunday of every month, the NBMAA invites fellow artists and Museum staff for an afternoon critique of some of your recent, and manageable sized artwork. The goal of this critique session is not only to discuss your own artwork and others, but also to learn how to properly engage in the critiquing process. Please bring a piece of...

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Horses for Heroes

Sep 14, 2014

"HORSES FOR HEROES" Benefit Polo Match for Animal Assisted Therapy Services Veterans’ Equine Program   Animal Assisted Therapy Services, a non-profit agency dedicated to equine therapeutic interventions, is hosting a Benefit Polo Match at the Giant Valley Polo Club (640 Tuttle Avenue, Hamden, CT 06518) on Sunday, September 14, 2014, 1:30 p.m. until dusk....

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Fine Arts & Family Series - Pickin' at the Ives

Sep 14, 2014

As part of the Newtown Savings Bank Fine Arts & Family Series, Ives Concert Park will present "Pickin' at The Ives with Greensky Bluegrass and Cabinet" at 2 p.m. at Ives Concert Park on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. For tickets, go to http://america-on-tap.ticketleap.com/pickin-at-ives/. For more information, visit www.ivesconcertpark.com.

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Faculty Recital Series featuring Christopher Ladd, Guitar

Sep 14, 2014

Award winning guitarist Christopher Ladd rapidly is becoming known throughout the country as one of the most promising young classical musicians. Fingerstyle Guitar hails his performances as being “… rendered confidently and expressively.” Praised as  “… an exercise in extremes.” by Soundboard Magazine, he is highly sought after as a soloist...

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New Haven Paint & Clay Club Active Members Exhibit

Sep 14, 2014 - Oct 5, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Sunday and Saturday.

The Active Members Exhibit of the New Haven Paint & Clay Club will take place from September 14 through October 5, 2014, at the John Slade Ely House, 51 Trumbull Street in New Haven.  Opening reception is Sunday, September 14,  2 - 5 pm with awards announced at 3 pm.  The exhibit will feature over 100 works by artist members of the Club in all forms of painting, mixed...

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Chai-lun Yueh

Sep 14, 2014

This event occurs monthly, on the second Sunday of January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December.

On the second Sunday of each month, the NBMAA will host a concert featuring nationally acclaimed musicians. Concerts are held in the galleries or in The Stanley Works Center for Education and Community Development and are free with Museum admission. The Music Series is made possible with the generous support from the Alexander A. Goldfarb Memorial Trust: The Charles Parker Public Music Fund,...

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Giacomo Gates—A Milestone Concert

Sep 14, 2014

Vocalist and Wesleyan Private Lessons Teacher Giacomo Gates, winner of 2012 DownBeat Critic's Poll for “Rising Star Male Vocalist,” performs tunes from the Great American Songbook, along with jazz, blues, vocalese, and some historical, humorous, and esoteric material, accompanied by guitarist and Wesleyan Private Lessons Teacher Tony Lombardozzi and bassist Jeff Fuller. "Gates is one of...

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CtSings National Anthem Commemoration

Sep 14, 2014

Middlesex Community College cordially invites you to Middlesex Community College’s 200-Year Commemoration of Our National Anthem “The Star Spangled Banner” on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014 in Chapman Hall. Student Art Exhibition in First Floor Library 3:00–5:30; Program 4:00–5:00 in Third Floor Room 808. 1. Greetings from MxCC 2. Historical...

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Make Way for Ducklings

Sep 14, 2014

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Robert McCloskey, author of Make Way for Ducklings, by joining us for a reading on the farm, some great duck-themed crafts and a chance to meet some of our very own Heckscher Farm ducks. Members: FREE | Non-Members: FREE with gate admission. For more information call 203.977-6521, e-mail info@stamfordmuseum.org or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org...

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Stamford Museum & Nature Center Facility Use

Sep 14, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

September 1 – December 31, After 5pm For a truly unique and memorable venue, host your event or meeting on the picturesque 118-acre former estate of Henri Bendel. With a working farm, handicapped accessible woodland trails, observatory, interactive art gallery and planetarium, the Stamford Museum & Nature Center is the ideal spot for your next company outing, off-site...

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