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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

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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Studio@4: Family Glass Workshop with Sarah Segovia

Aug 28, 2014 - Aug 28, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Thursday.

Already a Studio@4 favorite, Sarah Segovia returns to the Art Studio this summer for two months of creative glass making. Entire families are encouraged to sign up together, from children to grandparents and everyone in between. Participants are welcome to join for one month or the whole summer. Sarah will provide a variety of stained glass and mosaic projects, so learn the basics of glass...

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Thursdays on the Dock

Aug 28, 2014 - Aug 28, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Thursday.

  Enjoy music and cocktails while overlooking scenic Essex Harbor every Thursday evening from July 10 – August 28th.  The Museum’s main floor galleries and gift shop will be open for a bit of waterfront history.  Reduced admission of $5, CRM members free.  Cash bar and light snacks. Each week features different Connecticut musicians.  Sponsored by...

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Manhattan Transfer

Aug 28, 2014

It's been nearly forty years since Tim Hauser, a former Madison Avenue marketing executive, paid his bills by driving a New York City cab while aspiring to form a harmony vocal quartet sui generis that could authentically embrace varied musical styles, and still create something wholly unique in the field of American popular song.

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Standup Mastermind and Internet Sensation Mike Hanley To Take The Stage For Three Nights at Comix at Foxwoods

Aug 28, 2014 - Aug 30, 2014

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

Comix At Foxwoods presents the hilarious standup comedian and renowned Internet sensation and Mike Hanley for a three-night, four-performance event beginning Thursday, Aug. 28 at 8 p.m. Mike Hanley recently appeared live on the “Today Show” after a video of a five-minute dance routine with his daughter went viral. It has more than 6 million views between YouTube and Yahoo!,...

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Fiddler on the Roof

Aug 28, 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 Pine Leaf Boys - Free Concert

Aug 28, 2014

Inaugural Summer Season FREE | OUTDOORS A Cajun and Creole band from South Louisiana, Pine Leaf Boys' members include Grammy Award Winner Wilson Savoy together with Courtney Granger, Drew Simon, Jon Bertrand, and Thomas David. Lawn opens at 7pm. An on-site concession will be open for all shows. Picnics are welcome.  Shows are “shower or shine”. For free...

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Toad the Wet Sprocket

Aug 28, 2014

Opening Show - When Monty Python’s Eric Idle created the fictional band “Toad the Wet Sprocket” for the program “Rutland Weekend Television” in 1975, he never dreamed that anyone would actually use such a silly name. Fast forward to 1986, when four California teens desperately needed to come up with a name to call their band for an upcoming gig at a Goleta,...

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NEW/NOW: Bob Gregson

Aug 28, 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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This One's Optimistic: Pincushion

Aug 28, 2014 - Sep 14, 2014

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

This One’s Optimistic: Pincushion is a densely hung, salon style exhibition that includes paintings and drawings by 38 contemporary artists, all of whom are known for their excellence in making work that leans heavily towards abstraction. Their styles are vastly different and will, in close proximity, create a wide-ranging visual experience, which can be seen as a current...

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New Haven’s Own Winfred Rembert

Aug 28, 2014 - Aug 31, 2014

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

  Renowned Artist Winfred Rembert Featured in Kehler Liddell Gallery Exhibit   The Kehler Liddell Gallery is honored to present New Haven’s Own Winfred Rembert, featuring stories of African American lives in the Deep South during the era of segregation, boldly told on hand-tooled, dyed leather, on exhibit from Thursday, July 31- Sunday, August 31 at Kehler Liddell’s...

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