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Connecticut Sounds Privacy Alarm on Apple Watch Health Data Features

Connecticut Sounds Privacy Alarm on Apple Watch Health Data Features

Attorney General Richard Jepsen has some concerns about the newly unveiled Apple Watch, which he detailed in a recent letter to the company.

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Human Remains Found in Vernon; Not Those of Lisa White, Girls Who Vanished in Early 70s

Human Remains Found in Vernon; Not Those of Lisa White, Girls Who Vanished in Early 70s

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
Hana Tokyo Brings High-End Hibachi to Fairfield

Hana Tokyo Brings High-End Hibachi to Fairfield

When it’s done right hibachi is fun, silly and ultimately sizzlingly delicious, and Hana Tokyo, which recently opened, certainly does hibachi right.

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Best Creative Cocktails in Lower Connecticut, a Delicious CTbites List

Best Creative Cocktails in Lower Connecticut, a Delicious CTbites List

Though Connecticut may be a bit late to the party, the Craft Cocktail has finally, fully arrived. In fact, the drinks created at many local bars are as artful and artisanal as what's cooking in the kitchen.

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Connecticut Politics

by Jennifer Swift
Foley Ad Showing Malloy in Newtown on Day of Shooting Sparks Controversy

Foley Ad Showing Malloy in Newtown on Day of Shooting Sparks Controversy

The Connecticut Democratic Party called a digital ad criticizing Gov. Dannel P. Malloy put out by his gubernatorial opponent “out of bounds” and asked that it be taken down.

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Greenberg Ad Cites Dysfunction; Esty Stays on Veterans Theme in 5th District Race

Greenberg Ad Cites Dysfunction; Esty Stays on Veterans Theme in 5th District Race

Our campaign wanted to give you an opportunity to see Mark's new television ad "Barking Dogs" which highlights the partisan gridlock in Washington and shows why Mark will bring the new leadership to Washington that can get things done!" That's the opening of an email...

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Arts & Entertainment

James Taylor to Play Mohegan Sun Dec. 4; Tickets on Sale Sept. 19

James Taylor to Play Mohegan Sun Dec. 4; Tickets on Sale Sept. 19

Singer and songwriter James Taylor will play the Mohegan Sun Arena on December 4. Tickets go on sale on Friday, September 19 on Ticketmaster and at the box office the next day.

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‘Welcome to New York’ Film a Big Break for Connecticut Actress

‘Welcome to New York’ Film a Big Break for Connecticut Actress

Shown at the Cannes Film Festival, “Welcome to New York” has special meaning for Connecticut actress Anna Lakomy, who plays Gerard Depardieu's assistant.

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Great Places to work 2014

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We're taking nominations for our upcoming "Great Places to Work" in Connecticut, so tell us why yours is the best. (Minimum 50 employees)

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Style & Shopping

Oriental Rugs as Essential Style: Woodbury Shop Marks 10th Anniversary

Oriental Rugs as Essential Style: Woodbury Shop Marks 10th Anniversary

Karen Reddington-Hughes didn’t start out wanting to be an Oriental rug specialist, but for 10 years she has been very successful at it.

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Former Revlon Model Now Runs Antiques Shop in Litchfield County

Former Revlon Model Now Runs Antiques Shop in Litchfield County

It’s a long way from Madison Avenue to Main Street, Winsted. But then again, for Carol Morgan, the transition from sought-after television and print model in New York City to proprietor of antiques stores was a smooth one.

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Health & Wellness

Facials and Fresh Salt Pair in a Girls Night at Saybrook Point Inn

Facials and Fresh Salt Pair in a Girls Night at Saybrook Point Inn

Saybrook Point Inn & Spa will host its monthly Girls Night Sept. 25, complete with spa treatments and a prix fixe menu from the fine dining restaurant Fresh Salt.

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Norwalk Hospital Honoring McGraw Family for $10 Million Gift

Norwalk Hospital Honoring McGraw Family for $10 Million Gift

Norwalk Hospital will honor the McGraw family of prominent Connecticut philanthropists at the hospital’s gala on Saturday, Sept. 27, being held at the Sono Field House in Norwalk.

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History

JFK Assassination and Conspiracy Theories Are Topic at Mark Twain House Event

JFK Assassination and Conspiracy Theories Are Topic at Mark Twain House Event

More than 50 years later, the debate and conspiracy theories as to what happened on Nov. 22, 1963, in Dallas continue.

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Haunted Castle in Millbrook, N.Y., Open for Tours; B&B Has Dungeon Room

Haunted Castle in Millbrook, N.Y., Open for Tours; B&B Has Dungeon Room

The unique Wing’s Castle in Millbrook, N.Y., the brainchild of artists Peter and Toni Ann Wing, is open for tours from noon to 4 p.m. on weekends through the fall.

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Education

Yale's Tax Exempt New Haven Property Assessed at $2.5 Billion

Yale's Tax Exempt New Haven Property Assessed at $2.5 Billion

ale University, a premier, world-renowned research institution, takes up large portions of downtown, and doesn’t pay taxes on its dorms, classrooms, libraries, research labs or the grassy oases inside the residential quads.

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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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Swallow Paddle

Sep 18, 2014

  This sunset paddle on the CT River will give us a unique opportunity to see one of Natures’ most amazing avian spectacles, the swirling masses of up to 400,000 Tree Swallow performing their nightly aerial ballet. Each year in late summer Tree Swallows from all over southern New England begin to amass on the CT River to feed on insects and prepare for their...

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Stamford Museum & Nature Center Facility Use

Sep 18, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014

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

September 1 – December 31, After 5pm For a truly unique and memorable venue, host your event or meeting on the picturesque 118-acre former estate of Henri Bendel. With a working farm, handicapped accessible woodland trails, observatory, interactive art gallery and planetarium, the Stamford Museum & Nature Center is the ideal spot for your next company outing, off-site...

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Kidcity Third Thursdays

Sep 18, 2014 - May 15, 2015

This event occurs monthly, on the third Thursday of January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December.

Kidcity is an artist-created space for hands-on imagination play for kids ages 1 to 8 and their favorite grownups.  Free admission on the Third Thursday Evening of every month from 5 to 7 pm. (Regular admission $8)

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Holiday Prep Class 1: Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur

Sep 18, 2014

Need a crash course or a refresher in the fundamentals of celebrating the Jewish holidays?  Is it your first time hosting/practicing the holidays in your home? JCC’s Holiday Prep Classes provide a space to learn about the holidays, and how to tailor the ritual to fit your family’s needs. No sitter?  No problem!  Babysitting is available from 5pm-7:30pm at a...

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Third Thursday Street Fest

Sep 18, 2014

Every third Thursday from May to September, thousands of people from far and wide stroll along Main Street, Willimantic amid a background of musical, theatrical, visual, gastronomic, and olfactory delights. Six stages simultaneously host a wide variety of music and entertainment while over 100 vendors showcase a variety of handcrafted goods and services. Street performers and free...

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Panel Discussion—Gender, Islam and the "Muslim Problem"

Sep 18, 2014

Organized and moderated by Professor of Religion Peter Gottschalk, this panel will feature a discussion about Islamophobia and anti-Muslim sentiments, which have proven so influential among non-Muslim Americans and Europeans. The panel will ask questions that will prepare the community for the larger, year-long look into the complexities that challenge what are often one-dimensional popular...

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Laurel House Family Seminar Series

Sep 18, 2014 - Oct 30, 2014

This event occurs every 2 week(s) on Thursday.

Thursday evenings, September 18, October 2, 16, 30, 6:30-8:00 pm Join us Thursday evenings for this four part Family Seminar Series as Laurel House staff and guest speakers from the area provide important information on mental health and the available treatment options in our community. Lived experience as well as professional expertise will be shared. Seminar topics vary (e.g.,...

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Yovianna Garcia, Classical Guitar: "Herencias"

Sep 18, 2014

This free concert at Trinity College's Austin Arts Center explores contemporary Puerto Rican music and its historical and social background. It includes a work by Dan Román, Assistant Professor of Music at Trinity College, and also features compositions by Leonardo Egúrbida (b. 1945), José Ignacio Quintón (1881-1925), Ernesto Cordero (b. 1968), William Ortiz...

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Yovianna Garcia, Classical Guitar: "Herencias"

Sep 18, 2014

This free concert at Trinity College's Austin Arts Center explores contemporary Puerto Rican music and its historical and social background. It includes a work by Dan Román, Assistant Professor of Music at Trinity College, and also features compositions by Leonardo Egúrbida (b. 1945), José Ignacio Quintón (1881-1925), Ernesto Cordero (b. 1968), William Ortiz...

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John Hiatt

Sep 18, 2014

He earned a Grammy nomination for his album Crossing Muddy Waters, and B.B. King and Eric Clapton shared a Grammy for their album Riding With The King, the title track from which was a Hiatt composition.

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