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Hershey’s Connecticut Site Where Almond Joy Was Born to Be Auctioned

Hershey’s Connecticut Site Where Almond Joy Was Born to Be Auctioned

It was the birthplace of the Almond Joy and an iconic Naugatuck business for more than 80 years but the final chapter of Hershey's Peter Paul Candy plant has began.

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CL&P’s Proposed 59 Percent Fee Increase Slammed in Connecticut Hearing

CL&P’s Proposed 59 Percent Fee Increase Slammed in Connecticut Hearing

Politicians and ratepayers alike blasted a proposed rate increase by Connecticut Light & Power during a hearing Wednesday night before the state Public Utilities Regulatory Authority.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
The Blue Oar in Haddam Is a Delicious Destination on Connecticut River

The Blue Oar in Haddam Is a Delicious Destination on Connecticut River

The Blue Oar in Haddam is a lovely place. Casual, cool and convivial, it’s situated in a small marina on the banks of the Connecticut River.

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Table Talk: New Glam Clam Shack in Mystic, Fresh Salt in Old Saybrook Goes Greener

Table Talk: New Glam Clam Shack in Mystic, Fresh Salt in Old Saybrook Goes Greener

Opened this summer,Red 36, the glamorous, glorified clam shack owned by Angela Kanabis, the daughter of Carol Kanabis who operates Bravo Bravo in Mystic and Olio in Groton, has everything going for it.

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Connecticut Politics

by Jennifer Swift
Bill Clinton Coming to New Haven for Fundraiser to Aid Gov. Malloy

Bill Clinton Coming to New Haven for Fundraiser to Aid Gov. Malloy

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton will be in New Haven at noon Tuesday at the Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale to raise money for the state Democratic Party to help the candidacy of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

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Malloy, Foley Debate Guns, Truthfulness and Disagree on Everything in Connecticut Governor’s Race

Malloy, Foley Debate Guns, Truthfulness and Disagree on Everything in Connecticut Governor’s Race

In their first debate of the campaign, Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Republican businessman Tom Foley tangled Wednesday over who was more truthful, revisited the controversies over Foley’s visit to Sprague and his ownership of the Bibb Company, as well the specifics of the gun bill adopted last year.

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Arts & Entertainment

The Dead Will Speak to You at Foxwoods, Via Psychic Medium Matt Fraser

The Dead Will Speak to You at Foxwoods, Via Psychic Medium Matt Fraser

The dead will speak to you at Foxwoods Resort Casino Sept. 21, through psychic medium Matt Fraser.

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 Dead Poets Society? No. It’s a (Successful) Connecticut Poets Society

Dead Poets Society? No. It’s a (Successful) Connecticut Poets Society

A few years ago Neil Silberblatt started a poetry series to provide a Connecticut venue for the art form. The new season will kick off on Sept. 7.

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Style & Shopping

Rentable Style in Simsbury Makes Wedded Bliss a Little More Affordable

Rentable Style in Simsbury Makes Wedded Bliss a Little More Affordable

Lady Slipper Affairs & Events offers a variety of wedding services including set up, tear down, design consultation and event decoration rentals.

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'House Hunters' Finds Dream Home for One Connecticut Couple; Aired Saturday

'House Hunters' Finds Dream Home for One Connecticut Couple; Aired Saturday

Erin and Eric Harkrader found their dream home courtesy of HGTV's "House Hunters." Their episode aired Saturday, August 23.

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Health & Wellness

Lyme Man Swims Coast of New England to Aid Children Battling Cancer

Lyme Man Swims Coast of New England to Aid Children Battling Cancer

With only about an hour left before completing his epic solo swim from New York to Canada earlier this month, Lyme resident Fred Brooke emerged from the bone-chilling, 50-degree northern Maine water ready to call it quits.

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UConn Medical Students Cycle for Leukemia Research; Raise $30,000

UConn Medical Students Cycle for Leukemia Research; Raise $30,000

University of Connecticut medical students Greg Kirby and Jonathan Kobles will finish their cross-country bicycle ride this Saturday with final leg from Farmington to Hammonasset Beach State Park.

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History

Connecticut ‘Castle’ of Writer Pal of Bogie, Paul Newman on the Market

Connecticut ‘Castle’ of Writer Pal of Bogie, Paul Newman on the Market

In the 1960s author Joseph Hayes modeled his Brookfield home on a Tudor-style castle in the south of England. Now that house is on the market.

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1812 Litchfield Jail Sold to a Developer; Bank Shared a Common Wall

1812 Litchfield Jail Sold to a Developer; Bank Shared a Common Wall

The historic former jail in Litchfield—built to house prisoners in the War of 1812 and the only jail in the country that shared a common wall with a bank—has finally been sold, after years of sitting vacant.

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Education

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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Teachers Sweeten Summer as Owners of Milford Soft Serve Ice Cream Truck

Teachers Sweeten Summer as Owners of Milford Soft Serve Ice Cream Truck

Fairfield High School teachers Stefanie and Pat Cole serve delicious ice cream off their truck Milford Soft Serve through the summer months.

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Aztec Two-Step

Aug 30, 2014

The iconic folk-rock duo, Aztec Two-Step, is one of acoustic music's most enduring acts who continue to impress with intelligent songwriting & inspiring harmonies. Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman have turned out 14 albums, 12 singles and one PBS documentary and appeared with artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Bonnie Raitt and the Talking Heads. Variety magazine described them best when...

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Aztec Two-Step

Aug 30, 2014

The iconic folk-rock duo, Aztec Two-Step, is one of acoustic music's most enduring acts who continue to impress with intelligent songwriting & inspiring harmonies. Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman have turned out 14 albums, 12 singles and one PBS documentary and appeared with artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Bonnie Raitt and the Talking Heads. Variety magazine described them best when...

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Fiddler on the Roof

Aug 30, 2014 - Sep 7, 2014

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

"L'Chaim — To Life!" The international smash about Russian villagers and their universal longings — love, wealth, freedom, God and home — makes its Goodspeed Musicals debut, boasting the beloved songs "If I Were a Rich Man," "Sunrise, Sunset," "Matchmaker," and more. Dance into the town of Anatevka, where "Tradition" is...

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Aztec Two-Step

Aug 30, 2014

Aztec Two-Step’s 1972 self-titled debut on Elektra Records and three subsequent albums for RCA Records were staples of progressive FM & college radio, helping to bring the music of the 60s into the '70s and beyond.  Since then, they have accumulated over 40 years of awards, accolades and TV & radio appearances, and are still defined by their intelligent songwriting,...

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Standup Mastermind and Internet Sensation Mike Hanley To Take The Stage For Three Nights at Comix at Foxwoods

Aug 30, 2014 - Aug 30, 2014

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

Comix At Foxwoods presents the hilarious standup comedian and renowned Internet sensation and Mike Hanley for a three-night, four-performance event beginning Thursday, Aug. 28 at 8 p.m. Mike Hanley recently appeared live on the “Today Show” after a video of a five-minute dance routine with his daughter went viral. It has more than 6 million views between YouTube and Yahoo!,...

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Ricky Skaggs

Aug 30, 2014

Mandolin master Ricky Skaggs is a musical force. Now 55 years deep into his career he continues taking country and bluegrass music to new heights. If you haven’t seen him take to the stage in your lifetime you won’t want to miss this show. You don’t have to be a fan of bluegrass to enjoy and appreciate the musical journey that Skaggs will take you on. Performing with the...

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Comedy Genius Gabriel Iglesias Set to Perform at the Grand Theater at Foxwoods on August 30

Aug 30, 2014

Comix At Foxwoods will host the Gabriel Iglesias, star of the Comedy Central Series “Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution,” at the Grand Theater for a hilarious, one-night-only stand-up performance on Saturday, August 30 at 9 p.m. This show is for mature audiences only. Popular with fans of all ages, Gabriel Iglesias combines storytelling, parodies, characters and...

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This One's Optimistic: Pincushion

Aug 30, 2014 - Sep 14, 2014

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

This One’s Optimistic: Pincushion is a densely hung, salon style exhibition that includes paintings and drawings by 38 contemporary artists, all of whom are known for their excellence in making work that leans heavily towards abstraction. Their styles are vastly different and will, in close proximity, create a wide-ranging visual experience, which can be seen as a current...

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NEW/NOW: Bob Gregson

Aug 30, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014

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

In our world of Twitter, iPhones, Facebook, and other forms of social media, many people live removed from the physical world. Bob Gregson’s work counteracts this lack of intimate involvement and creates situations that constantly shift the rules and allow for new encounters. There is a reason why Bob Gregson’s work is fun. His exhibition Space to...

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Sentinels on the Sound - 2014 Summer Lighthouse Weekends

Aug 30, 2014 - Aug 31, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Sunday and Saturday.

 16 weekends (both Saturdays & Sundays) of lighthouse boat tours and special events. We will have weekend packages

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