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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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Westport Historical Society Presents: Ghosts, Werewolves & Zombies -- August 18- August 21

Aug 20, 2014 - Aug 21, 2014

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

Dare to be Spooky: A Creative Writing Program, for ages 8-13. Who doesn’t love a great ghost story? Now you have a chance to write your own, packed with all kinds of creatures and adventures.  We will explore Connecticut’s own ghost stories and through all kinds of fun writing prompts we will unleash your inner spooks, zombies and ghouls from your imagination.  By the...

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The World in Motion

Aug 20, 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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Illuminating the Word: The Saint John’s Bible

Aug 20, 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 20, 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 20, 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 20, 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 20, 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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Schooner Cruises on the Connecticut River

Aug 20, 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 20, 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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Youth Drawing 101

Aug 20, 2014 - Aug 27, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Wednesday.

Students hone their drawing skills while learning about the history and practice of art in an informal, social setting. Join Museum educator Celina Marquis as she introduces concepts through gallery chats and interactive projects. Working in the Museum's creative space students will be surrounded by art as they work on projects at their own pace and recieve individualized instruction. At...

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