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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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Ebola Drug Under Development by Connecticut Company

Ebola Drug Under Development by Connecticut Company

It's called a NanoViricide, a potential super drug developed in Connecticut that has already proven effective in animal testing against HIV and the flu. Now, scientists at the Shelton-based company that developed it believe it can take on Ebola.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
The Fireside Tavern at Sharpe Hill Vineyard in Pomfret Is ‘Wonderful’

The Fireside Tavern at Sharpe Hill Vineyard in Pomfret Is ‘Wonderful’

Fireside Tavern at Sharpe Hill Vineyard represents a journey to authentic excellence in Pomfret.

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New Head Chef at ION, Middletown, Focuses on Fresh, Seasonal Vegetables

New Head Chef at ION, Middletown, Focuses on Fresh, Seasonal Vegetables

It's Only Natural Restaurnt (ION), a vegan restaurant in Middletown, welcomes a new chef who has a focus on fresh, seasonal vegetables.

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Connecticut Politics

by Jennifer Swift
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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Democrats Backing Malloy: Foley Selling ‘Soul to the Devil’ on Guns Issue

Democrats Backing Malloy: Foley Selling ‘Soul to the Devil’ on Guns Issue

Democratic mayors praised Gov. Dannel P. Malloy Tuesday for the comprehensive gun legislation that was passed in 2013 and worried that Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley would repeal it, with one leader accusing him of selling “his soul to the devil” to get votes.

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Arts & Entertainment

 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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'Sculpture Victorious' at Yale, Offering Never-Before-Seen Art, Opens Sept. 10

'Sculpture Victorious' at Yale, Offering Never-Before-Seen Art, Opens Sept. 10

Sculpture Victorious: Art in an Age of Invention, 1837-1901, opens at the Yale Center for British Art on Sept. 10 and runs through Nov. 30.

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Style & Shopping

'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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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

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

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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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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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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Rendezvous: 11th Annual Arts Council Members Exhibition

Aug 28, 2014 - Sep 19, 2014

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

The Arts Council of Greater New Haven presents Rendezvous, in the Sumner McKnight Crosby Jr. Gallery. There will be an artists’ reception from 5 to 7pm on Thursday, July 10th for this, our 11th annual members show. The public is invited to attend. This inclusive show will be comprised of artwork created by members of The Arts Council of Greater New Haven, representing a wide...

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New Media: David Borawski

Aug 28, 2014 - Aug 31, 2014

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

Hartford-based multi-media installation artist David Borawski likes to take the viewer on a visual and conceptual ride, leading you down a path then leaving you to find your way home. Unleashing ideas, images and ready made materials that the viewer may not normally consider as art supplies, Borawski’s work draws upon social and political events that have influenced major shifts in our...

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La Cage Aux Folles

Aug 28, 2014 - Aug 31, 2014

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

La Cage Aux Folles opens at the Ivoryton Playhouse on August 6th and runs through August 31st. Show times are Weds. & Sun. at 2 p.m.; There will be additonal matinees on Sat. Aug. 16th and Aug. 23rd at 2 p.m. Evening performances are Thurs. & Fri. at 7:30 p.m.; Fri. and Sat. at 8 p.m. Tickets are available by calling 860-767-7318 or at www.ivorytonplayhouse.org La Cage Aux...

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Glass Today: 21st Century Innovations

Aug 28, 2014 - Sep 21, 2014

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

A sequel to the NBMAA’s popular 2008 glass exhibition, Glass Today: 21st-Century Innovations, celebrates glass as a material for contemporary art—sculpture, installation, video and even painting and printmaking. This group exhibition, curated by Assistant Curator Anna Rogulina, brings together over 80 works by 66 artists united by their ability to manipulate the properties...

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Casting Glass with Daniel Clayman (30 min.)

Aug 28, 2014

A famous American glass artist, Daniel Clayman is known for his large-scale, cast-glass minimalist sculptures that recall recognizable objects, capture space and volume, and transform intangible light and shadow into the tangible. In this film presented by The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass in New York, Clayman guides his viewers through the artistic and technical processes behind...

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Plein Air Workshops with Robert Reynolds

Aug 28, 2014 - Sep 14, 2014

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

En Plein Air is French for “in open air”. This term was coined in the early 20th century for those that were interested in creating works amongst nature exclusively out doors.    THIS SUMMER Now offering Plein Air workshops with Robert Reynolds June 21st-22nd, July 12th, and September 13th-14th Call Reynolds Fine Art with inquiries.

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Foxwoods® Resort Casino Welcomes "Legends in Concert"

Aug 28, 2014 - Aug 31, 2014

“Legends in Concert,” the original and largest live celebrity tribute show, is returning for its eighth season at Foxwoods® Resort Casino. Performances at the Fox Theater begin on Tuesday, July 22 and last through Sunday, August 31. Performances are at 7:30 p.m., 8:00 p.m., and 1:00 p.m. Times and dates vary, please visit www.foxwoods.com for a complete schedule.

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The Way We Worked – A Smithsonian Exhibit

Aug 28, 2014 - Sep 14, 2014

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

Created by the Smithsonian Institution and drawing from the National Archives’ rich collections, The Way We Worked explores how work became such a central element in American culture by tracing the many changes that affected the workforce and work environments over the past 130 years.  The diversity of the American workforce is one of its strengths. This exhibition is an...

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