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DeLauro Proposes 1-Cent Tax on Each Teaspoon of Sugar in Soft Drinks

DeLauro Proposes 1-Cent Tax on Each Teaspoon of Sugar in Soft Drinks

With high rates of obesity, diabetes and related illnesses prevailing across the United States, U.S. Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro on Wednesday proposed the Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Tax Act, or SWEET Act.

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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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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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NEW/NOW: Bob Gregson

Jul 31, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014

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

In our world of Twitter, iPhones, Facebook, and other forms of social media, many people live removed from the physical world. Bob Gregson’s work counteracts this lack of intimate involvement and creates situations that constantly shift the rules and allow for new encounters. There is a reason why Bob Gregson’s work is fun. His exhibition Space to...

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Ronnie Wood: Art and Music

Jul 31, 2014 - Aug 8, 2014

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

Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones is a visual artist as well as a musical one! The works in this exhibition —caricatures, nudes and portraits of his fellow band members and self-portraits — clearly demonstrate the interconnections of his art and music. Through line and color, he deftly captures the creative enery of his musical world, showing us a different view than what we...

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Foxwoods® Resort Casino Welcomes "Legends in Concert"

Jul 31, 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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Defying Gravity: An Historic Achievement in Glass Featuring Artist Josh Simpson (57 min.)

Jul 31, 2014

Defying Gravity follows renowned glass artist Josh Simpson as he strives to redefine the possibilities of glassmaking by creating the world’s largest paperweight. For Simpson, increasing the size of a paperweight meant more than simply working on a larger scale; it meant changing the entire process – from the designing of the piece to the physical upgrading of his entire...

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