Historic Christmas Decorations Return to G. Fox Building in Hartford for Holiday Display

12/17/14

Historic Christmas Decorations Return to G. Fox Building in Hartford for Holiday Display

A small group of gaily dressed long-time Saybrook “residents” have returned to Hartford, where they are once again fulfilling their traditional seasonal responsibilities.

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Metro North Faces $250,000 Fine for Threatening Worker Not to Report His Accident

12/17/14

Metro North Faces $250,000 Fine for Threatening Worker Not to Report His Accident

Metro-North is facing a record fine of $250,000 in punitive damages for retaliating against an injured worker, who secretly recorded a supervisor threatening him if he reported the accident.

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Best Restaurants in Connecticut 2015: Experts' Picks

12/16/14

Best Restaurants in Connecticut 2015: Experts' Picks

Get ready to bite into the restaurants judged the best of the best in Connecticut by our “experts,” who range from veteran restaurant critics and food writers to contemporary bloggers who track the trends—and hottest, newest places—along with cookbook authors and even a former restaurant owner. Joined by some food-savvy Connecticut Magazine editors, it’s a group for which dining is a passion—and dining at the best places is an art that takes constantly having a collective finger on the pulse of the Connecticut dining scene. Together, our Readers’ Choice and Experts’ Picks provide a comprehensive view of the state’s tastiest places to eat well.   Experts’ Picks: Best For Overall Excellence Union League Café,...

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 Did A Former UTC Employee Try to Sell Military Intel to China?

12/16/14

Did A Former UTC Employee Try to Sell Military Intel to China?

A new criminal case once again puts Connecticut and the state’s connection to national military secrets at the center of a possible instance of international espionage.

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A Delicious Italian Feast: New Haven’s Basta Trattoria at 10 (Sister Spot Claire's Corner Copia in 40th Year)

12/16/14

A Delicious Italian Feast: New Haven’s Basta Trattoria at 10 (Sister Spot Claire's Corner Copia in 40th Year)

Basta Trattoria on Chapel Street in New Haven, which opened on New Year’s Eve in 2004, offers delicious food that’s “authentic Italian with a modern twist.” It's also the sister restaurant of the legendary Claire's Corner Copia next door, which began its 40th year this past September. At the helm of both is the incomparable Claire Criscuolo.

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Ebola Epidemic Spreads Through 'Social Clusters,' New Yale Study Shows

12/16/14

Ebola Epidemic Spreads Through 'Social Clusters,' New Yale Study Shows

The Ebola epidemic is spreading mostly among people who are closely associated with one another in “social clusters,” according to a new Yale University study.

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‘Donut Showdown’ Winner Dottie’s Diner Open in New Woodbury Location

12/13/14

‘Donut Showdown’ Winner Dottie’s Diner Open in New Woodbury Location

A delicious, iconic diner in Connecticut's semi-official antiques 'capital', Woodbury, has moved—almost literally across the street. Dottie's Diner, which has long been a beloved breakfast and lunch haven for folks in Litchfield County, and gained renowned when owner Dorothy “Dorie” Sperry won the Season 2 'Zombies' competition on the Cooking Channel's "Donut Showdown," opened in its new location on Friday, Dec. 12. Also see Best Homemade Doughnuts in Connecticut for National Donut Day (Right, Sperry, middle, with "Zombie" competitors in a photo from the "Donut Showdown" Facebook page.) Dottie's does everything deliciously, in a welcoming, folksy kind of way, but it's hard not to argue that...

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Connecticut Hospital ‘Wars’: Tenet Out but Tough Competition, Mergers, Alliances Remain

12/12/14

Connecticut Hospital ‘Wars’: Tenet Out but Tough Competition, Mergers, Alliances Remain

Today, hospitals in Connecticut face a threat greater than that posed by any virus or public health issue: each other.

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Connecticut Magazine to Send Member of Military to Savor Food & Wine Celebration

12/12/14

Connecticut Magazine to Send Member of Military to Savor Food & Wine Celebration

Are you inspired by someone serving in the military, a “hero” who has helped to keep our country strong—someone who would appreciate being thanked at a special event featuring amazing food and wine? Savor, A celebration of Wine, Food & Spirits and Connecticut Magazine are teaming with the Robert Irvine Foundation to celebrate a very special military person by sending him or her and a guest to the Savor in Style Charity Gala, hosted by celebrity chef Robert Irvine, on Saturday, April 11, 2015. The gala, according to the Savor website, "will feature some of the nation’s top chefs and highly successful regional chefs paired with well-respected winemakers. Following the Chandon Sparkling Reception, these masters will lavish guests with their sumptuous...

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Timex's Holy Land Watch Raises Funds for Waterbury Icon's Restoration

12/11/14

Timex's Holy Land Watch Raises Funds for Waterbury Icon's Restoration

The first batch of special edition Timex Holy Land watches arrived three weeks ago and have already sold out, but more are on the way.

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