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Connecticut Fears Change to Native American Tribes Law; 3 New Casinos?

Connecticut Fears Change to Native American Tribes Law; 3 New Casinos?

New proposed reforms in Washington, D.C., may be easing the standards for recognition of Native American tribes, opening the possibility for more casinos in Connecticut. But is that a good thing?

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Sulu of 'Star Trek,' a Gay Rights Activist, Draws a Crowd at Yale

Sulu of 'Star Trek,' a Gay Rights Activist, Draws a Crowd at Yale

The laughter of George Takei echoed throughout the Whitney Humanities Center at Yale University Friday night as he shared stories from the set of “Star Trek” and discussed “To Be Takei,” a documentary on his life.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
Pepe's Pizza Makes Boston Opening Official; Lines Up Brookline Site

Pepe's Pizza Makes Boston Opening Official; Lines Up Brookline Site

Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana has entered into an agreement to acquire the space that is currently operating as The Fireplace (since 2001) in Brookline, Mass.

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Farm-to-Table Cooking Classes With Northwest Connecticut Flavors

Farm-to-Table Cooking Classes With Northwest Connecticut Flavors

No. 9 Restaurant chef-owner Tim Cocheo will be featured Aug.15 with produce from Weatogue Farm in Salisbury, and on Sept. 13, Executive Chef Brandon Scimeca of the Interlaken Inn will cook with ingredients from Chubby Bunny Farm.

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Connecticut Politics

by Jennifer Swift
Connecticut Working Families Party Endorses Malloy Again

Connecticut Working Families Party Endorses Malloy Again

The Working Families Party announced their endorsement of incumbent Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and his running mate, Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman Tuesday, shutting out challengers Jonathan Pelto and state Sen. John McKinney.

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Connecticut Republican Gubernatorial Hopeful Gets an "F" from the NRA

Connecticut Republican Gubernatorial Hopeful Gets an "F" from the NRA

Republican candidate for governor Tom Foley has gotten a B- from the National Rifle Association, while his competitor, John McKinney, was issued an F.

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Arts & Entertainment

Jazz Helps Heal Jimmy Greene, Whose Daughter Was Killed at Sandy Hook; Saxophonist at Litchfield Festival Aug. 10

Jazz Helps Heal Jimmy Greene, Whose Daughter Was Killed at Sandy Hook; Saxophonist at Litchfield Festival Aug. 10

“Music is a way to communicate when there's nothing that words can further communicate,” says Greene, an acclaimed jazz saxophonist from Newtown whose band, the Jimmy Greene Quartet, will be one of the headliners at the 19th annual Litchfield Jazz Festival, taking place Aug. 8 to 10 at the Goshen Fairgrounds in Goshen.

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Top American Authors at a Big Book Event in Tiny Sharon, Connecticut

Top American Authors at a Big Book Event in Tiny Sharon, Connecticut

The Hotchkiss Library of Sharon invites readers and wine lovers alike to meet with more than 30 authors and illustrators at the 18th annual Sharon Summer Book Signing on Aug. 1.

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Style & Shopping

Vintage Land Rovers as Lifestyle Statements; Muddy Chef Challenge 3 in Lakeville

Vintage Land Rovers as Lifestyle Statements; Muddy Chef Challenge 3 in Lakeville

Calling all Land Rover enthusiasts. Pack up your oriental rugs, leather chairs, Land Rover flags and signs, gourmet grub, camp grills and lots and lots of gusto and head up to Lime Rock Park for a weekend of off road adventure, fine food and drink and lots of camaraderie.

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Stylish Support for Anti-Bullying Efforts, Salvation Army in Norwich Area

Stylish Support for Anti-Bullying Efforts, Salvation Army in Norwich Area

Bows and Things Boutique, a New London-based home business, will support the anti-bullying organization Bully Busters and the Salvation Army in Norwich with two events in August.

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Health & Wellness

Naugatuck 11-Year-Old Invents IV Backpack to Help Kids with Cancer

Naugatuck 11-Year-Old Invents IV Backpack to Help Kids with Cancer

Kylie Simonds is a raising funds to create a prototype of her IV backpack, which won the Patent Award at the UConn Invention Convention.

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CT-Based LambdaVision Working To Restore Sight to Those Who Have Lost It

CT-Based LambdaVision Working To Restore Sight to Those Who Have Lost It

Farmington's LambdaVision is working to help those afflicted by age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and retinitis pigmentosa.

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History

The Charles W. Morgan Returns to Connecticut

The Charles W. Morgan Returns to Connecticut

It left, it has returned! The last wooden whaleship is back as historic voyage draws to a close.

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Be Indiana Jones for a Week in Connecticut, Dig Up a ‘Holy Grail’

Be Indiana Jones for a Week in Connecticut, Dig Up a ‘Holy Grail’

If you love history and digging in the dirt, the Connecticut Archeology Center's Adult Archaeology Field School may be for you.

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Education

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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Professor Behind Waterbury Comic Convention Studies Black Characters

Professor Behind Waterbury Comic Convention Studies Black Characters

Like most American children of the 1950s, William Foster III, liked comic books. They were cheap, they were readily available from any drug store or newsstand in his native Philadelphia, and they were—well, exciting and fun. He liked the plots, he liked the characters—but then it dawned on him: he never saw a face like his own.

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Thursdays on the Dock

Jul 31, 2014 - Aug 28, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Thursday.

  Enjoy music and cocktails while overlooking scenic Essex Harbor every Thursday evening from July 10 – August 28th.  The Museum’s main floor galleries and gift shop will be open for a bit of waterfront history.  Reduced admission of $5, CRM members free.  Cash bar and light snacks. Each week features different Connecticut musicians.  Sponsored by...

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ArtSpot! Arts & Culture Happy Hour featuring Sam Perduta & Daniel Eugene

Jul 31, 2014

The next installment of ArtSpot! Arts & Culture Happy Hour will take place on Thursday, July 31 at the Yale University Visitor Center, 149 Elm St, New Haven, CT from 5:30pm to 7:30pm . Our musical guest for the evening will be local musician Sam Perduta of Elison Jackson who will be joined by artist/singer Daniel Eugene. Tickets are $10 for Arts Council members and $15...

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"Elijah" with Music on the Hill

Jul 31, 2014 - Jul 31, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Tuesday and Thursday.

Area singers are invited to join the 12th annual Music on the Hill Summer Chorus for Mendelssohn's Elijah.  Artistic Director Ellen Dickinson will conduct a 60-voice chorus which draws singers from across the region to rehearse and perform a major choral-orchestral work in July. Rehearsals begin July 1 and run Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Weston Public Library.  ...

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Scandal in the Park City

Jul 31, 2014

Political Corruption In Bridgeport by Rob Sullivan First incorporated in 1836, Bridgeport is notorious for a raucous political history that includes both liberating accomplishments and salacious scandals. From a state senator who spent several years in prison for racketeering to a mayor who was caught taking drugs while in office, Bridgeport has had its fair share of unlawful...

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Westport Historical Society Presents: A Play Reading: Drama of a Promising Life Derailed

Jul 31, 2014

The story of a violinist whose career is shattered by an accident unfolds at WHS on Thursday, July 31, when Fifth Letter Productions presents a reading of Kevin Daly’s play “Leo Teller.” “Leo Teller” tracks nearly fifty years in the life of a New Haven family, beginning in 1965 when Teller, a Hungarian immigrant, and his pregnant wife move to a two-room...

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West Hartford Summer Arts Festival Presents On the Town

Jul 31, 2014

The West Hartford Summer Arts Festival is pleased to present On the Town in their 38th season.  Based on Jerome Robbins' ballet Fancy Free, this musical comedy follows the adventures of three sailors  on leave in New York City for 24 hours.  Classic musical numbers such as "Lucky to Be Me", "Some Other Time", and the unforgettable,...

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Music on the Hill Concert: "Elijah"

Jul 31, 2014

The Music on the Hill Summer Chorus performs Mendelssohn's Elijah, continuing an eleven-year tradition of summertime choral classics.  Artistic Director Ellen Dickinson conducts.  The concert features a two-piano orchestration by David H. Connell, Co-artistic Director

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Foxwoods® Resort Casino Welcomes Australia’s Thunder From Down Under

Jul 31, 2014

Foxwoods® Resort Casino welcomes Australia’s Thunder From Down Under, the world’s most sought after male revue.  Tickets priced at $25 and $30 go on sale May 16 at 10:00 a.m.  Tickets may be purchased online at www.foxwoods.com or by calling the Foxwoods’ Box Office at 800-200-2882 or Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000. Tickets are also available by visiting the box...

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CT Free Shakespeare presents As You Like It

Jul 31, 2014 - Aug 3, 2014

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

This adaptation, by Artistic Director, Ellen Lieberman, is As You Like It as you’ve never seen it. While true to Shakespeare’s 400-year-old language and intent, the action takes place in 1968--a time when hippies, love-ins and exuberant music abounded.  As with many of Shakespeare’s comedies, the plot involves feuding, disguised lovers and misplaced love, resulting in...

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Levitt Pavilion presents Incendio - Free Concert

Jul 31, 2014

Inaugural Summer Season FREE | OUTDOORS Incendio in both Italian and Spanish means “fire” – a fitting name for this L.A.-based Latin Guitar-Jazz-World Fusion group whose sound is all about energy, exploration, and passion. The Official INCENDIO band page   Lawn opens at 7pm. An on-site concession will be open for all shows. Picnics are welcome. ...

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