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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

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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Gathering of the Vibes in Bridgeport: John Fogerty, Widespread Panic, Ziggy Marley and More

Gathering of the Vibes in Bridgeport: John Fogerty, Widespread Panic, Ziggy Marley and More

Gathering of the Vibes, the family friendly music festival, returns to Bridgeport's Seaside Park July 31 to Aug. 3.

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Style & Shopping

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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IKEA Celebrates 10 Years in New Haven With Giveaways this Weekend

IKEA Celebrates 10 Years in New Haven With Giveaways this Weekend

IKEA's store in New Haven is celebrating their 10th anniversary this weekend with giveaways, contests and discounts.

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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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Auditions- Romeo&Juliet: Choose your own ending

Jul 24, 2014 - Jul 26, 2014

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

AUDITIONS! Immediate Release     Slant of Light Productions is pleased to announce auditions for its fall production of Romeo and Juliet: Choose Your Own Ending by Ann Fraistat and Shawn Fraistat, directed by Alexcia Coyle.   About the show: What if Romeo had stayed helplessly in love with Rosaline instead of Juliet? Or if Mercutio and Tybalt...

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The World in Motion

Jul 24, 2014 - Aug 23, 2014

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

An exhibition and sale of new photographs by Peter Daitch. The theme of motion of light and color aptly reflect this artist's point of view.  Opening reception Saturday, July 19th from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Admission is free.  Visitors are welcome and encouraged Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or online anytime at www.cooleygallery.com. The Cooley Gallery, 25 Lyme Street....

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Auditions for Annie Jr

Jul 24, 2014 - Jul 26, 2014

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

Performing Arts Academy will hold auditions for the classic musical, Annie Jr., on Saturday, July 19 and July 25 from 10:00 am to 12:00 p.m. at Performing Arts Academy of CT (131 Bradley Rd, Woodbridge, CT). Child must be between the ages of 5 to 17 are welcome to audition. Those auditioning are asked to prepare one-minute of a song from a musical to sing for their audition. Readings from...

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Illuminating the Word: The Saint John’s Bible

Jul 24, 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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Fujiko Nakaya: Veil

Jul 24, 2014 - Nov 30, 2014

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

The Glass House, situated on a promontory overlooking a valley, is subject to changing wind patterns, as well as variable temperature and humidity, that will continually influence the interchange between Veil and the building it shrouds. Fresh water, pumped at high pressure through 600 nozzles, will produce an immersive environment that reveals these dynamic conditions. According to Nakaya,...

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Summer Art Adventures

Jul 24, 2014 - Aug 14, 2014

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

This summer, the Art Adventures series will have six sessions with seven different artists/educators. While they each offer distinct areas of expertise, each teacher is committed to encouraging children in their arts education. Come for one week or the entire summer! Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.  July 8-10: Sci-Fi Comics with Matt Ryan July 15-17: Mini...

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Helen Cantrell-Judy Friday:Summertime

Jul 24, 2014 - Jul 31, 2014

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

New paintings and works on paper, July 1 - August 31.

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This One's Optimistic: Pincushion

Jul 24, 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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Stone and Light: Photographs by Paul Caponigro with photographs by Eric Lindbloom

Jul 24, 2014 - Aug 16, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

KMR Arts: Gallery in Washington Depot, Connecticut, Showcases Established and Emerging Photographers FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “Stone and Light: Paul Caponigro and Nature’s Whisper: Eric Lindbloom” Opens Saturday, June 28   Photography dealer Kathy McCarver Root and her gallery, KMR Arts, proudly announce the opening of its latest show of fine art photography,...

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Glass Today: 21st Century Innovations

Jul 24, 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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