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Gangs of New London: New Guilty Plea in 'Green Garages' Case

Gangs of New London: New Guilty Plea in 'Green Garages' Case

A group called the Green Garages had long engaged in criminal activities in New London including drug dealing and acts of violence. In 2011 the violence intensified.

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Investigations Continue in Blonde, Blue-eyed & Gone Cases; Update

Investigations Continue in Blonde, Blue-eyed & Gone Cases; Update

Investigative journalist and serial killer expert M. William Phelps offers an update on two of the most compelling cold cases in Connecticut, Lisa White and Janice Pocket, first profiled in a Connecticut Magazine article in March 2013.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
 The Next Frozen Yogurt? SnoJoy Café Brings ‘Shaved Snow’ to Connecticut

The Next Frozen Yogurt? SnoJoy Café Brings ‘Shaved Snow’ to Connecticut

Shaved snow is a popular dessert in Taiwan and California. Two young entrepreneurs have started selling it in New Haven and hope it's the "next big thing."

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Creative Plates the Center of New Bustling Bar in SoNo, Washington Prime

Creative Plates the Center of New Bustling Bar in SoNo, Washington Prime

Fresh, creative food and an impressive bar draws bustling crowds to Washington Prime in SoNo.

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Connecticut Politics

by Jennifer Swift
Job Recovery, Steady but Slow Under Malloy; 6.7 Percent Jobless in State

Job Recovery, Steady but Slow Under Malloy; 6.7 Percent Jobless in State

Job creation has been slow but steady under Governor Dannel P. Malloy. Will the same be true if he is re-elected?

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Gov. Malloy Touts Economic Progress, But Is It Enough to Win Re-Election?

Gov. Malloy Touts Economic Progress, But Is It Enough to Win Re-Election?

when he took office, Gov. Dannel Malloy pledged to put the state’s economy on a path to prosperity, but four years later Connecticut is still struggling—as is Malloy’s re-election bid.

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Arts & Entertainment

 Katharine Hepburn-Inspired Performance Venue in Old Saybrook Turns 5 in Style

Katharine Hepburn-Inspired Performance Venue in Old Saybrook Turns 5 in Style

The Kate has logged more than 1,000 performances in its lovely 250-seat theater treasured by both performers and audiences for its intimacy and acoustics—and it’s celebrating the five-year milestone Aug. 23 with its annual gala.

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Undying Love, Murder Plot, (Dinner)—A Magic (Flute) Evening in Middlebury

Undying Love, Murder Plot, (Dinner)—A Magic (Flute) Evening in Middlebury

A fully-staged and costumed production of Die Zauberflote (“The Magic Flute”)is being presented Aug. 23 at The Westover School in Middlebury.

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Style & Shopping

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

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

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

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Bridgeport Family’s Garden Retreat a Labor of Love and Recycling

Bridgeport Family’s Garden Retreat a Labor of Love and Recycling

Annette Erzen got the garden retreat of her dreams thanks to her son and 34 reclaimed windows.

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Health & Wellness

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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Denan Project of Woodbury Provides Free Health Care to 50,000 Globally

Denan Project of Woodbury Provides Free Health Care to 50,000 Globally

The Denan Project, a nonprofit organization based in Woodbury, operates free health clinics in four countries and provides health care to more than 50,000 people annually.

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History

Hartford Stage's 'Ether Dome' Explores the Story of Dr. Horace Wells

Hartford Stage's 'Ether Dome' Explores the Story of Dr. Horace Wells

The "pain-full" and compelling story of Hartford's Dr. Horace Wells is finally being brought to the stage.

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Great Granddaughter of Architect Cass Gilbert Leads Tours of Woolworth Building

Great Granddaughter of Architect Cass Gilbert Leads Tours of Woolworth Building

New Canaan resident and descendent of Gilbert Cass is offering tours of her great grandfather's most well-known creation.

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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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Summer Vacation Day Programs- Grades K-6

Aug 21, 2014 - Aug 22, 2014

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

Monday August 18 To Friday August 22, 8am – 6pm Monday-Baking a Mitzvah Tuesday-Scavenger Hunt Wednesday- Ice Cream Craze. Thursday- Summer Fun Friday- Check out all the fun the JCC has to offer. We will swim, play in our playground, play foosball, check out J-Gaming and much more! All vacation days include arts and crafts, nut free / kosher snacks, free swim...

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H2O x 2

Aug 21, 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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H2O x 2

Aug 21, 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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TREEHOUSES: Look Who's Living in the Trees!

Aug 21, 2014 - Sep 1, 2014

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

Saturday, June 21 - Monday, September 1 Hidden in the leaves, snug in the trunk or burrowed under the roots, what types of animals actually live in a tree? Bring your entire family to our super summer exhibition and find out just who and what lives in a tree! This exhibition encourages visitors to get up close and explore the variety of life forms that live in trees. You can go inside...

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"Vicarious" Exhibit at the Maritime Garage Gallery

Aug 21, 2014 - Aug 29, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

  The Norwalk Parking Authority's Maritime Garage Gallery presents its summer exhibit, “Vicarious”.  “Vicarious” displays art that suggests seeing things through someone else’s eyes, exploring another personality, a new lifestyle or place, or working in a different medium.  Exhibiting artists include Ingrid Baron (Fairfield), Bobbie...

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The Bison: American Icon

Aug 21, 2014 - Oct 18, 2014

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

Visit the Mashantucket Gallery to explore remarkable objects made from bison, hands-on materials, and interactive displays. The exhibition charts the changes that occurred to bison and its habitat and to the people who depended on it for their daily existence. Free with Museum admission, free to Museum members. This exhibition was organized by the C.M. Russell Museum, Great Falls,...

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Story & Animal Program at Earthplace

Aug 21, 2014 - Dec 19, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Thursday and Friday.

Join us for a story and animal encounter with one of our Animal Hall residents. Children age 5 and under.  Free for members, price of admission for non-members.

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Westport Historical Society Presents: Ghosts, Werewolves & Zombies -- August 18- August 21

Aug 21, 2014 - Aug 21, 2014

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

Dare to be Spooky: A Creative Writing Program, for ages 8-13. Who doesn’t love a great ghost story? Now you have a chance to write your own, packed with all kinds of creatures and adventures.  We will explore Connecticut’s own ghost stories and through all kinds of fun writing prompts we will unleash your inner spooks, zombies and ghouls from your imagination.  By the...

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Fujiko Nakaya: Veil

Aug 21, 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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Faulkner's Island Lighthouse

Aug 21, 2014 - Aug 31, 2014

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

The Faulkner’s Island Lighthouse has been a beacon in Long Island Sound for over 200 years. Learn how the island got its name, listen to shipwreck stories, try your hand at tying nautical knots and creating signal flag messages, and much more! Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10:00-4:30. Free parking.

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