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Voting for Connecticut's Favorite Town Ends Friday; Westport, Putnam Leading

Voting for Connecticut's Favorite Town Ends Friday; Westport, Putnam Leading

There is still time vote for the fan-favorite Connecticut town. Which do you think deserves the crown?

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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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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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Maritime Cruise and Cuisine

Jul 25, 2014 - Aug 29, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Friday.

  The recipe for a perfect summer night out is available every Friday night in July and August (except July 4th) thanks to a partnership between the Norwalk Seaport Association, Mama’s Boy restaurant and the Norwalk Parking Authority.   “Maritime Cruise and Cuisine” Fridays are returning for a third year offering participants a cruise around the...

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Jon Tsoi and Marija Pavlovka

Jul 25, 2014 - Jul 25, 2014

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

We hatched them. We let them loose. And now, they're back. From Paris and NYC, Tsoi and Pavlovska are bringing their new work to the gallery in a duo-exhibition. Tsoi, a Chinese artist, uses a blindfold to create his mixed media work. Pavlovska, originally from Macedonia, just completed a residency in Paris, and will be exhibiting a new collection of works that build upon her original...

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Music Among the Memorials

Jul 25, 2014

Join us for an evening of music at Cedar Hill Cemetery featuring Stacy Phillips & Paul Howard. Stacy is a Grammy award-winning fiddler and dobro player and Paul is a smooth, versatile vocalist and world-class rhythm guitarist. Together they play roots music of America as well as Hawaiian, klezmer, jazz and their unique brand of originals. Bring blankets, chairs and picnic dinners for an...

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Washington Scholarship Fund 50th Anniversary Benefit Concert featuring Jeremy Messersmith

Jul 25, 2014

The Washington Scholarship Fund is hosting a benefit concert in celebration of its 50th Anniversary. Singer/songwriter Jeremey Messersmith, will perform on Friday, July 25th, at 7pm in the Shepaug Valley High School Auditorium, 159 South Street, Washington, CT 06793. A reception will begin that evening at 6pm (21 +). Tickets to the concert are $50 for adults, $25 for students 14-20 and...

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ASTRONOMY NIGHTS- Exoplanets: World's Beyond Our Reach

Jul 25, 2014

Join us for a new exciting series of astronomy programs! Head to the Observatory on selected Friday nights for a real treat as we explore the night sky, planets, stars, and more! Start by enjoying a presentation on Exoplanets: World's Beyond Our Reach, followed by a visit to view the night sky through our 22-inch telescope. The presentation portion of the program will be held rain or...

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The Youth CONNection’s Production of Les Misérables

Jul 25, 2014 - Aug 2, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Friday and Saturday.

Dates: July 25th and 26th and August 1st and 2nd at 8:00pm, also August 2nd at 2:00pm. For tickets call our box office at 203-225-6079 or our website www.centerstageshelton.com

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Black 47 - Free Concert - Farewell Tour

Jul 25, 2014

FREE | OUTDOORS | Levitt Pavilion Inaugural Summer Season!  They played more gigs at Shea Stadium than The Beatles, shut down the city of Hoboken, appeared multiple times on Leno, Letterman & O’Brien, starred in a movie with their fans Matt Dillon and Danny Glover, and saved an Irish immigrant church from the wrecking ball. They plan to disband on Nov. 8, exactly 25...

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BRAVO’s “Better Half “Funnyman, Joe Matarese to Headline Comix at Foxwoods

Jul 25, 2014 - Jul 26, 2014

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

Comix at Foxwoods presents funnyman of Bravo’s “Better Half,” Joe Matarese for three evenings of laughter and entertainment kicking off this Thursday. Joe Matarese’s completely autobiographical act criticizes his subtly dysfunctional life, while his main objective is trying to fix it. Matarese’s knack for turning real life struggles into comedic gems landed...

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Fiddler on the Roof

Jul 25, 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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South By Southwest (SXSW) sensation to Headline Comix at Foxwoods

Jul 25, 2014 - Jul 26, 2014

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

Comix at Foxwoods presents South By Southwest (SXSW) sensation and Colorado native, Dan Soder who will be kicking off a three-night, four-performance show at Comix at Foxwoods Comedy Club July 24 at 8pm. Only six years into performing stand-up, comedian Dan Soder has established himself as a mainstay at top New York City comedy venues. Soder started doing stand-up comedy while...

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