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Work Begins on New Army Training Site in Branford

Work Begins on New Army Training Site in Branford

Crews have begun moving earth off of East Main Street at the future site of the Bridgeport Army Reserve Center, as a Mississippi-based construction company secured a $13.5 million contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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Mystery Surrounds Enfield Time Capsule; Will Medical Examiner X-Ray It?

Mystery Surrounds Enfield Time Capsule; Will Medical Examiner X-Ray It?

The giant slab of concrete unearthed by accident at Enfield High School appears to be a time capsule but who buried it and when remains a mystery.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
New Haven Is the Testing Ground for Delicious Advances at Panera Bread

New Haven Is the Testing Ground for Delicious Advances at Panera Bread

Panera Bread pursues baking innovation in its test bakery located in the New Haven store.

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Spicy Deliciousness at Oaxaca Kitchen in New Haven

Spicy Deliciousness at Oaxaca Kitchen in New Haven

New Haven has been home to Prasad Chirnomula’s two stand-out Indian restaurants, the elegant Thali and the more casual, as well as vegetarian, Thali Too. When Chirnomula was encouraged to open yet another eatery, he surprised everyone by switching continents and culinary interests. He and co-owner Tom Brandt went Mexican and called it Oaxaca Kitchen.

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Connecticut Politics

by Jennifer Swift
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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New Website Covers Connecticut Governor's Race Via Most Pressing Issues

New Website Covers Connecticut Governor's Race Via Most Pressing Issues

Divided Connecticut, an election project and standalone website produced by the New Haven Register, Register Citizen, Middletown Press and Connecticut Magazine, will examine the governor’s race through the lens of the most pressing issues facing the state.

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Arts & Entertainment

'Queens of Hip Hop' Salt-N-Pepa in Free New Haven Concert

'Queens of Hip Hop' Salt-N-Pepa in Free New Haven Concert

The first female rappers to receive a Grammy, the award-winning group Salt-N-Pepa performs in a free concert July 26 in New Haven.

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Star On The Web Rewards Talent at Quarterly Winners Show at The Reserve

Star On The Web Rewards Talent at Quarterly Winners Show at The Reserve

Three performers will be chosen at the Star On The Web Quarterly Winners Show on July 21 at The Reserve in Meriden.

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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

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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Beauty Expo With Oprah-Style Star Power to Empower Connecticut Women

Beauty Expo With Oprah-Style Star Power to Empower Connecticut Women

The Empowering Through Beauty Expo on July 26 aims to give women transitioning back into the workforce the confidence to do so through makeovers and education.

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History

Whaling Ship Charles W. Morgan Sails With Whales, Heads for Cape Cod

Whaling Ship Charles W. Morgan Sails With Whales, Heads for Cape Cod

The Charles W. Morgan’s voyage has been filled with highlights but arguably none has been more dramatic than its recent reunion with whales, the animals it once hunted.

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Plans to Turn Wallace Stevens' House Into a Museum Have Fallen Through

Plans to Turn Wallace Stevens' House Into a Museum Have Fallen Through

A Wallace Stevens biographer had hoped to close on the poet's Hartford house this Friday and open a museum, but that plan fell apart Wednesday.

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Education

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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Time Capsule to Mars Plan by Connecticut Student Has NASA ‘On Board’

Time Capsule to Mars Plan by Connecticut Student Has NASA ‘On Board’

Emily Briere of Connecticut is literally shooting for the stars with a Time Capsule to Mars plan that has NASA on board.

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Jul 24, 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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Dog Days of Summer Children's Program at Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation

Jul 24, 2014 - Aug 15, 2014

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

Know a kid who LOVES dogs? Looking for a fun summer activity? Check out Fidelco's Dog Days of Summer program! This program is designed for boys and girls ages 8 - 12 and it sells out every year. The program is held at our Bloomfield, CT headquarters and run by our staff. Choose from the following week-long sessions, either morning (8am - Noon) or afternoon (Noon - 4:00pm):...

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Jul 24, 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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"Vicarious" Exhibit at the Maritime Garage Gallery

Jul 24, 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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Welcome to O-la-mi “My World”

Jul 24, 2014 - Aug 15, 2014

This event occurs daily, every weekday.

June 23 – August 15, 9am – 4pm At O-la-mi, we’ve created a wonderful world of summer fun, enhanced by the Jewish values of kindness, respect, compassion, and community.  In addition to providing a joy-filled summer, our goal is to help children build self-esteem, acquire important social skills, make lasting friendships and take home memories that will last a...

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National Zookeeper Week

Jul 24, 2014 - Jul 26, 2014

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

Our zookeepers are both educators and wildlife ambassadors who not only keep our animals healthy and happy but also teach our visitors about conservation. Come to the zoo this week, say hello to our zookeepers, and enjoy the fun-filled activities they have in store for you - including a super fun kids scavenger hunt!

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Zoo Patrol

Jul 24, 2014 - Jul 25, 2014

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

This session of Zoo Patrol offers children ages 6 - 8 the opportunity to participate in keeper talks, behind-the-scenes tours, animal related games, and crafts. Hands-on lab activities and nature studies may also be a part of the program. Sessions run on zoo grounds Monday through Friday. Each week is $140/child for Zoo members and $165/child for non-members.Advance registration is required....

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TREEHOUSES: Look Who's Living in the Trees!

Jul 24, 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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July Exhibit at the Geary Gallery in Darien, CT

Jul 24, 2014 - Jul 31, 2014

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

The Geary Gallery of Darien proudly presents “The Beauty of En Plein Air” featuring the oil paintings of North Carolina painter, Jon Houglum. His exhibit runs July 1 – 31. The Geary Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 576 Boston Post Road, Darien, CT 06820. (203) 655-6633. www.gearygallery.com  

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YWCA Darien/Norwalk Offering Children's Painting Workshops For The Summer

Jul 24, 2014 - Aug 15, 2014

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

Children's Painting Workshops start June 23rd!  Class are held from 9:30 until noon at the YW Art Studio located at 49 Old Kings Highway N. in Darien, and are open to children ages 5 through 10.  The classes will focus on teaching children painting technique, color use and composition, while inspiring creativity and enjoyment of the artistic process.  Space is limited for...

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