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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
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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New Head Chef at ION, Middletown, Focuses on Fresh, Seasonal Vegetables

New Head Chef at ION, Middletown, Focuses on Fresh, Seasonal Vegetables

It's Only Natural Restaurnt (ION), a vegan restaurant in Middletown, welcomes a new chef who has a focus on fresh, seasonal vegetables.

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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

'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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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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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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Story & Animal Program at Earthplace

Aug 28, 2014 - Dec 19, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Thursday and Friday.

Join us for a story and animal encounter with one of our Animal Hall residents. Children age 5 and under.  Free for members, price of admission for non-members.

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The Gallery/Shop at Wesleyan Potters presents “Earth, Wind and Fire: A Members Show”

Aug 28, 2014 - Sep 28, 2014

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

 Members have used the concept of the basic elements to create unique handcrafted clay, jewelry and fiber for this exciting new show. All work in this gallery show is for sale, along with a wide variety of other handmade items from throughout New England that are on display in the shop area.   Opening Reception Thursday, August 28:  5 pm to 7 pm.  ...

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Animal Feeding at Earthplace

Aug 28, 2014 - Dec 19, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Thursday and Friday.

  Earthplace staff will answer your questions while our Animal Hall residents get their daily meal.  All Ages

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HiSTORY time at the Litchfield Historical Society

Aug 28, 2014

Join an educator at the Litchfield Historical Society for HiSTORY time, a story time of children's history books. At 10:30 am, children aged 3 and up, along with their caregivers are invited to gather at the Litchfield History Museum for storytime. This program will be held on Thursday, August 28th and Thursday, September 18th. Feel free to bring a blanket or pillow to use during story...

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Join the Brave Throng: Poster Art of WWI Exhibit

Aug 28, 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 28, 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 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 reflection of...

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Tour of the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Arch

Aug 28, 2014 - Oct 30, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Thursday.

Bushnell Park Foundation volunteer Arch Guides offer free tours of the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Arch on Thursdays from noon – 1:30 pm, beginning the first Thursday in May through the end of October.  If you have a large group or would like to request a tour outside of the routine weekly hours, please contact us at manager@bushnellpark.org.  Due to the volunteer...

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Schooner Cruises on the Connecticut River

Aug 28, 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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Thank You, CT! 4th Annual Exhibition

Aug 28, 2014 - Aug 30, 2014

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

Thank You, CT! is an annual juried exhibition that showcases Connecticut's artistic talent. In it's fourth year, the show has brought museum directors, art critics, foundation presidents, and established artists to Connecticut to judge each year's entries. In the past, over 500 people each year have flocked to the gallery to see this exhibition.

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