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DeLauro Proposes 1-Cent Tax on Each Teaspoon of Sugar in Soft Drinks

DeLauro Proposes 1-Cent Tax on Each Teaspoon of Sugar in Soft Drinks

With high rates of obesity, diabetes and related illnesses prevailing across the United States, U.S. Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro on Wednesday proposed the Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Tax Act, or SWEET Act.

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Connecticut Fears Change to Native American Tribes Law; 3 New Casinos?

Connecticut Fears Change to Native American Tribes Law; 3 New Casinos?

New proposed reforms in Washington, D.C., may be easing the standards for recognition of Native American tribes, opening the possibility for more casinos in Connecticut. But is that a good thing?

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
Pepe's Pizza Makes Boston Opening Official; Lines Up Brookline Site

Pepe's Pizza Makes Boston Opening Official; Lines Up Brookline Site

Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana has entered into an agreement to acquire the space that is currently operating as The Fireplace (since 2001) in Brookline, Mass.

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Farm-to-Table Cooking Classes With Northwest Connecticut Flavors

Farm-to-Table Cooking Classes With Northwest Connecticut Flavors

No. 9 Restaurant chef-owner Tim Cocheo will be featured Aug.15 with produce from Weatogue Farm in Salisbury, and on Sept. 13, Executive Chef Brandon Scimeca of the Interlaken Inn will cook with ingredients from Chubby Bunny Farm.

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Connecticut Politics

by Jennifer Swift
Connecticut Working Families Party Endorses Malloy Again

Connecticut Working Families Party Endorses Malloy Again

The Working Families Party announced their endorsement of incumbent Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and his running mate, Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman Tuesday, shutting out challengers Jonathan Pelto and state Sen. John McKinney.

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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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Arts & Entertainment

Jazz Helps Heal Jimmy Greene, Whose Daughter Was Killed at Sandy Hook; Saxophonist at Litchfield Festival Aug. 10

Jazz Helps Heal Jimmy Greene, Whose Daughter Was Killed at Sandy Hook; Saxophonist at Litchfield Festival Aug. 10

“Music is a way to communicate when there's nothing that words can further communicate,” says Greene, an acclaimed jazz saxophonist from Newtown whose band, the Jimmy Greene Quartet, will be one of the headliners at the 19th annual Litchfield Jazz Festival, taking place Aug. 8 to 10 at the Goshen Fairgrounds in Goshen.

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Top American Authors at a Big Book Event in Tiny Sharon, Connecticut

Top American Authors at a Big Book Event in Tiny Sharon, Connecticut

The Hotchkiss Library of Sharon invites readers and wine lovers alike to meet with more than 30 authors and illustrators at the 18th annual Sharon Summer Book Signing on Aug. 1.

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Style & Shopping

European Style of Emporium, Kiko Milano Cosmetics Coming to Yale Shops

European Style of Emporium, Kiko Milano Cosmetics Coming to Yale Shops

The shops at Yale and Yale University Properties announced Thursday afternoon the signing of lease agreements with two international retailers, Emporium DNA and Kiko Milano, for "one of the prime retail corners in New Haven," at 1 Broadway.

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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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Health & Wellness

Naugatuck 11-Year-Old Invents IV Backpack to Help Kids with Cancer

Naugatuck 11-Year-Old Invents IV Backpack to Help Kids with Cancer

Kylie Simonds is a raising funds to create a prototype of her IV backpack, which won the Patent Award at the UConn Invention Convention.

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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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History

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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Be Indiana Jones for a Week in Connecticut, Dig Up a ‘Holy Grail’

Be Indiana Jones for a Week in Connecticut, Dig Up a ‘Holy Grail’

If you love history and digging in the dirt, the Connecticut Archeology Center's Adult Archaeology Field School may be for you.

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Education

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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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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First Friday

Aug 1, 2014

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

First Friday features live jazz music performed by local and nationally known musicians. Attendees have the opportunity to view the Museum’s premier permanent collection, which includes 300 years of American art. Experience art activities and have intriguing gallery talks while you mix and mingle with other art and jazz lovers. Hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer, and soda will also be...

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Maritime Cruise and Cuisine

Aug 1, 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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New Play Reading Series: Down Swing by Raegan Payne

Aug 1, 2014

Friday, August 1, 2014 7:00   Location: Margaret Egan Center Matthew Street Milford, CT 06460   A part of Slant of Light's mission is to produce artistic work that inspires communication in a safe atmosphere. The New Play Reading Series is a script-in-hands reading of not-yet-produced or published plays. These readings give the community the...

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Irving Berlin's "Annie Get Your Gun"

Aug 1, 2014 - Aug 17, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Sunday, Friday and Saturday.

  The Gary-The Olivia Theater presents the classic Irving Berlin musical “Annie Get Your Gun.”  From August 1-17th. The 1946 musical is most famous for its music and lyrics by Mr. Berlin, with many familiar songs including “Doin’ What Comes Natur’lly,” “I Got the Sun In The Morning,” “Moonshine Lullaby,”...

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West Hartford Summer Arts Festival Presents On the Town

Aug 1, 2014

The West Hartford Summer Arts Festival is pleased to present On the Town in their 38th season.  Based on Jerome Robbins' ballet Fancy Free, this musical comedy follows the adventures of three sailors  on leave in New York City for 24 hours.  Classic musical numbers such as "Lucky to Be Me", "Some Other Time", and the unforgettable,...

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

Aug 1, 2014 - Aug 2, 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 him...

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New Riders of The Purple Sage

Aug 1, 2014

The New Riders of the Purple Sage, signed to Columbia Records by Clive Davis, released its eponymous first album in September 1971 to widespread acclaim.  In the next 11 years the band toured and released over 12 albums, selling over 4 million records.  NRPS began as a part-time spin-off from the Grateful Dead when Jerry Garcia (pedal steel guitar), Phil Lesh (bass) and Mickey Hart...

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Fiddler on the Roof

Aug 1, 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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Desert Highway: A Tribute to the Eagles - Free Concert

Aug 1, 2014

From "Hotel California" to "Take It Easy", it's all here! This passionate group of six talented studio and concert tour veterans with major recording artists perform the inspired rich vocal harmonies and intricate guitar styles made famous by the legendary group.  Levitt Pavilion Inaugural Summer Season http://levittpavilion.com/ FREE | OUTDOORS...

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The Youth CONNection’s Production of Les Misérables

Aug 1, 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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