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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)

Click here to email your nomination!

 

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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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CancerCare Walk/Run for Hope

Sep 14, 2014

Register at www.cancercare.org/walkct Join CancerCare's Walk/Run for Hope! Celebrate survivors, honor loved ones and support people with cancer on Sunday, September 14. Support CancerCare's free professional services by participating in this family-oriented 5k. You are invited to walk or run, become a sponsor or create a team to support those coping with a cancer diagnosis....

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CancerCare Walk/Run for Hope

Sep 14, 2014

Register at www.cancercare.org/walkct Join CancerCare's Walk/Run for Hope! Celebrate Survivors, honor loved ones and support people with cancer on Sunday, September 14. Suppor CancerCare's free professional services by participating in this family-orientd 5k. You are invited to walk or rn, become a sponsor or creae a team to support those coping with a cancer diagnosis....

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H2O x 2

Sep 14, 2014 - Oct 24, 2014

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

Modeling the Art and Engineering of Roman Aqueducts with Legos™ Average Joe Photo Show   Storrs, CT - Whether savoring a refreshing dip on a sweltering day, enjoying the calming beauty of the ocean’s waves, or the quenching sensation of an ice cold drink, water is no more on our minds than in the heat and humidity of the summer. Water is the theme of the UConn...

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29th Annual Simsbury Fly-In and Car Show

Sep 14, 2014

The largest event of its kind in the Northeast, featuring 700 beautiful airplanes and cars of every kind and vintage on display, plus more than100 attractions and exhibits that make this like a special kind of country fair.  Live music, free seminars, craftspersons, pancake breakfast, lunch. Great way to spend a Fall day with the family.

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H2O x 2

Sep 14, 2014 - Oct 24, 2014

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

Modeling the Art and Engineering of Roman Aqueducts with Legos™ Average Joe Photo Show   Storrs, CT - Whether savoring a refreshing dip on a sweltering day, enjoying the calming beauty of the ocean’s waves, or the quenching sensation of an ice cold drink, water is no more on our minds than in the heat and humidity of the summer. Water is the theme of the UConn...

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Parties at the JCC Center

Sep 14, 2014 - Dec 28, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Sunday and Saturday.

A place to celebrate birthdays and special occasions. Be a guest at your own party! The JCC offers a wonderful space for you and your guests to have a party to remember. Our party facilitator will create a fun and engaging environment for the children. We will decorate the room with balloons, set the table with tablecloths, plates, cups, napkins, etc. Children will be engaged in fun,...

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“It Takes a Village, People...To Build a YMCA” Art Exhibition & FUNdraiser

Sep 14, 2014 - Oct 25, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Join us for an art exhibition and FUNdraiser to support the building of the new Regional Community YMCA, scheduled to break ground this fall in Putnam. “It Takes a Village, People...To Build a YMCA” will run from September 13 – October 25 and will showcase an eclectic selection of original artwork by twenty-one different artists,...

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Fujiko Nakaya: Veil

Sep 14, 2014 - Nov 30, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

The Glass House, situated on a promontory overlooking a valley, is subject to changing wind patterns, as well as variable temperature and humidity, that will continually influence the interchange between Veil and the building it shrouds. Fresh water, pumped at high pressure through 600 nozzles, will produce an immersive environment that reveals these dynamic conditions. According to Nakaya,...

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Market Madness Sundays

Sep 14, 2014 - Oct 5, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Sunday.

Sundays, September 7 – October 5, 10 am – 3:30 pm Support local farmers and explore the SM&NC through hands-on activities and crafts. Our Sunday Farm Market runs through October 5 and will be the center of our Sunday programs. Participate in a self-guided craft on the Meadow, see oxen and goat demonstrations, and watch our North American River Otters — Bert and Edie...

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Between The Lines: Works by Carole P. Kunstadt

Sep 14, 2014 - Oct 10, 2014

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

Charter Oak Cultural Center presents Between the Lines:Works by Carole P. Kunstadt in its gallery.  The show includes the artist's past and current work . Kunstadt's works reference the material of books, deconstructing paper and text, and using it in metaphorical ways.  The artist took inspiration from an 1844 Parish Psalmody, transforming the book by slicing its pages...

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