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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
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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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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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

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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Aug 29, 2014 - Oct 24, 2014

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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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The Outlaws

Aug 29, 2014

For The Outlaws, it was always about the music. For 40 years, the Southern Rock legends celebrated triumphs, endured tragedies and survived legal nightmares to remain one of the most influential and best-loved bands of the genre. Now The Outlaws return with new music, new focus and an uncompromising new mission: It’s about a band of brothers bound together by history, harmony and the...

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H2O x 2

Aug 29, 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 29, 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 29, 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 29, 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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“Cruisin’…on a Summer Afternoon” Art Exhibition

Aug 29, 2014 - Sep 7, 2014

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

Put the top down, take a drive and celebrate summer the classically American way! Join us for an art exhibition featuring all things automotive.Cruisin' will run from July 26 - Sept. 7. An Opening Reception on Saturday, July 26 from 5-8PM will showcase original automotive-themed artwork plus some special chrome & steel guests, courtesy of the Tri-State...

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Faulkner's Island Lighthouse

Aug 29, 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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Fujiko Nakaya: Veil

Aug 29, 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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Just Add Water

Aug 29, 2014 - Aug 31, 2014

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Greenwich, CT - Just when there seems to be no relief from the heat and humidity of summer, the C. Parker Gallery offers a refreshing respite. “Just Add Water” a group exhibition celebrates the wondrous days of summer. Selected members of the gallery’s roster in conjunction with several guest artists use both traditional iconography and contemporary metaphor to explore...

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