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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
7 Upcoming Connecticut Beer Fests You Don't Want to Miss

7 Upcoming Connecticut Beer Fests You Don't Want to Miss

Almost every weekend for the next month Connecticut has a major beer festival coming up.

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 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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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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The Impracticality of Modern-Day Mastodons

Aug 22, 2014 - Aug 23, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Friday and Saturday.

When everyone becomes what they wanted to be when they grew up, the world is suddenly full of astronauts, ballerinas, and one bewildered mastodon. A brand-new, off-beat comedy about ambition, vocation, and impractical beasts by award-winning playwright Rachel Teagle, featuring a kinetic sculpture by Anne Cubberly. The cast features Lisa DelCegno of Rocky Hill as Jess; Brett Aiello...

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Foxwoods® Resort Casino Hosts YANNI during his World Tour on August 22

Aug 22, 2014

Foxwoods® Resort Casino will welcome international composer YANNI and his world-renowned orchestra on Friday, August 22 at 8 p.m. Tickets priced at $65, $75 and $85 are on sale now. Tickets may be purchased online at www.foxwoods.com, by calling the Foxwoods’ Box Office at 800-200-2882 or Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000. Tickets are also available by visiting the box office.

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Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Aug 22, 2014

With a string of multi-platinum and gold records as well as a slew of top ten hits (such as "Fishin' In The Dark" and "Mr. Bojangles") multiple Grammy, IBMA and CMA Award winners, the NGDB returns to the Infinity Hall stage as a significant feature of our summer schedule. Iconic and profoundly influential, the band continues to add to their legendary status by...

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NBC’s Last Comic Standing Semi-Finalist Nikki Glaser To Take The Stage at Comix at Foxwoods Comedy Club

Aug 22, 2014 - Aug 23, 2014

Comix At Foxwoods presents NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” semi-finalist, Nikki Glaser for a three-night, four-performance event that kicks off on Thursday, Aug. 21 at 8 p.m. Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased in advance for $15-$40. This show is for mature audiences only. Nikki Glaser, better known as the semifinalist of “Last Comic Standing”...

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Fiddler on the Roof

Aug 22, 2014 - Sep 7, 2014

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

"L'Chaim — To Life!" The international smash about Russian villagers and their universal longings — love, wealth, freedom, God and home — makes its Goodspeed Musicals debut, boasting the beloved songs "If I Were a Rich Man," "Sunrise, Sunset," "Matchmaker," and more. Dance into the town of Anatevka, where "Tradition" is...

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Levitt Pavilion presents The Sweet Remains - Free Concert

Aug 22, 2014

The acoustic folk-rock trio unleash lush and crafted harmonies combined with lyrical and melodic writing.  Sponsor: POST 154 The Sweet Remains have been compared to modern modern folk-rockers such as Ray Lamontagne and John Mayer. Meanwhile, their three-part harmonies harken back to super-groups like CSN, the Eagles, Simon & Garfunkel. As the Boston Herald put it:...

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Photography Exhibit

Aug 22, 2014 - Aug 23, 2014

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

Gallery 53, 53 Colony St, Meriden Ct, will host a photography show August 9 - 23.  Receiving is Friday, August 1 from 12 - 3 PM and Saturday, August 2 from 10 - 1 PM.  The public is invited to a reception on Saturday, August 9 from 1 - 3 PM.  Gallery 53 operates with assistance from the Ct. Department of Economic and Community Development.  The Artisan Gift Shop is open...

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The Way We Worked – A Smithsonian Exhibit

Aug 22, 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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The Brooklyn Fair

Aug 22, 2014 - Aug 24, 2014

The oldest continuously active agricultural fair in the United States. Featuring livestock shows, agricultural & historical displays, home & garden exhibits, live entertainment, rides, food & more. New this year is the addition of Robinson's Racing Pigs & Pig Paddling Porkers.    Admission is: Adults $10, children (under 12) FREE; Friday is Senior Day - admission $6 (65+). Hours: Thur -...

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La Cage Aux Folles

Aug 22, 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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