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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
Creative Plates the Center of New Bustling Bar in SoNo, Washington Prime

Creative Plates the Center of New Bustling Bar in SoNo, Washington Prime

Fresh, creative food and an impressive bar draws bustling crowds to Washington Prime in SoNo.

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Best Food Trucks in Connecticut, Part 2; On-the-Go Goes Gourmet

Best Food Trucks in Connecticut, Part 2; On-the-Go Goes Gourmet

Time for a second helping of great gourmet food trucks from around the state.

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Connecticut Politics

by Jennifer Swift
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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Tom Foley Says He Needs Two Terms to Fix Connecticut's Problems

Tom Foley Says He Needs Two Terms to Fix Connecticut's Problems

Tom Foley, a day after beating state Sen. John McKinney in the Republican primary to challenge Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in November, said he would need two terms as governor to get the state on track.

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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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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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Antique Wicker Brings Perpetually Modern Style to a Connecticut Shop

Antique Wicker Brings Perpetually Modern Style to a Connecticut Shop

Wicker, it might be argued, is more resonant than any other style of furniture in history, while also embodying design elasticity; it graces genteel porches like nothing else, and provides the nuanced stylistic fillip of bringing a feeling of the outdoors into interiors such as dining and...

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Health & Wellness

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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Connecticut Family Wins Award Amid Battle With Rare Genetic Disorder

Connecticut Family Wins Award Amid Battle With Rare Genetic Disorder

When Anne Metcalf and her husband walked into Bill’s Seafood of Westbrook two summers ago with their son Andrew, they had no idea their lives were about to change, markedly.

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History

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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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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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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Acupuncture Happy Hours

Aug 19, 2014 - Dec 16, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Tuesday.

10am-4pm on Tuesdays. Acupuncture Happy Hours $30 minute sessions for $30.Community acupuncture in a small group setting. Dr. Edward G. Miller, DC uses points below the knees and elbows so just remove your shoes and socks, roll up your pant legs and sleeves and balance your body, mind and spirit. New clients require a consultation with the doctor to review their medical history and...

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Illuminating the Word: The Saint John’s Bible

Aug 19, 2014 - Nov 2, 2014

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

This exhibition showcases a singular work of art: a handwritten and illuminated Bible commissioned by the Benedictine monks of Saint John’s University and Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota, to mark the dawn of the new millennium. This Bible is monumental in both size and scope: each of its nearly 1,150 pages, comprised in seven volumes, measures approximately 24 x 16 inches, and the...

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Join the Brave Throng: Poster Art of WWI Exhibit

Aug 19, 2014 - Nov 30, 2014

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

The new exhibit Join the Brave Throng: Poster Art of WWI at the Litchfield Historical Society will highlight a selection of WWI posters from the museum's collection. It will be on view through November 30, 2014. When the Great War broke out in Europe in 1914, the town of Litchfield was actively involved in war efforts from the start. Ranging from work of the local Red Cross chapter...

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Glass Today: 21st Century Innovations

Aug 19, 2014 - Sep 21, 2014

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

A sequel to the NBMAA’s popular 2008 glass exhibition, Glass Today: 21st-Century Innovations, celebrates glass as a material for contemporary art—sculpture, installation, video and even painting and printmaking. This group exhibition, curated by Assistant Curator Anna Rogulina, brings together over 80 works by 66 artists united by their ability to manipulate the properties...

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This One's Optimistic: Pincushion

Aug 19, 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 reflection of...

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Gifts of the Animals

Aug 19, 2014 - Aug 27, 2014

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

Each week, the museum's very own Didi McKay, author of Gifts of the Animals, will explore animals and cultures highlighted in her book, followed by special activities.

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Embodied Physiology

Aug 19, 2014 - Aug 19, 2014

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

Join us at the Indian Mountain Arts Residency this summer in Lakeville, CT where you can decompress and reconnect with that which is intuitive. THE COST OF STAYING IS FREE. Pay for class, bring your food, and relax. Description: Learn how understanding the different systems of the body can improve your movement efficiency and expression using Laban Movement...

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Art Start

Aug 19, 2014 - Aug 26, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Tuesday.

This program helps caregivers and young children discover art together in the Museum. Listen to a story and then explore line, shape, color, and other elements of art with teaching artist Margaret Freedman. Margaret has a Master’s degree in Elementary Education and teaches at the Noah Webster House, here at the New Britain Museum of American Art, and in pre-K through 8th grade...

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Landscape Painting - Hollis Dunlap, instructor

Aug 19, 2014 - Sep 2, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Tuesday.

Outdoor painting can be an extremely inspiring and rewarding experience. This class will focus on achieving a strong composition and sense of light in the painting. With this in mind, students will be encouraged to use a relatively simple palette and work on smaller canvases in order to more quickly capture fleeting light effects. You will work to achieve interesting compositions, and learn...

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Schooner Cruises on the Connecticut River

Aug 19, 2014 - Oct 31, 2014

This event occurs daily, every weekday.

  Schooner Mary E River Cruises There’s no better way to experience the wonders and natural beauty of the Connecticut! Climb aboard the Schooner Mary E for an afternoon or sunset cruise beginning Memorial Day weekend through October. Enjoy views of River wildlife and landmarks while gliding through the cool, peaceful waters of the Connecticut. Help hoist a sail or...

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