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Voynich: The World’s Most Mysterious Manuscript

Voynich: The World’s Most Mysterious Manuscript

Yale’s Voynich Manuscript — treatise on magic written in a forgotten language, or one of history’s most elaborate hoaxes?

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EXCLUSIVE: New DMV Commissioner Lays Out Plan to Fix Agency

EXCLUSIVE: New DMV Commissioner Lays Out Plan to Fix Agency

Michael Bzdyra, appointed the new Department of Motor Vehicles commissioner in March, spoke with Connecticut Magazine in his most extensive interview to date. He talks about the ongoing computer problems, his short- and long-term goals, those wait times, his master's degree controversy and more.

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Danbury’s Marian Anderson to Join Lincoln on New $5 Bill

Danbury’s Marian Anderson to Join Lincoln on New $5 Bill

The legendary singer and civil rights advocate who lived in Danbury will adorn the back of the newly redesigned $5 dollar bill Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew announced Wednesday.

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Connecticut Veteran's Saga Shows Hope for End to Homelessness

Connecticut Veteran's Saga Shows Hope for End to Homelessness

Last year, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced the state had eradicated chronic homelessness among veterans and was on track to end chronic homelessness for all populations by the end of 2016. One man's story reveals it's more than just talk.

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Connecticut Politics

Malloy Seen as Winner in Tight Connecticut Governor's Race

Malloy Seen as Winner in Tight Connecticut Governor's Race

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy declared himself the winner just after 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, deciding not to wait for the official tally.

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A Turkish Sex Slave Becomes Issue in Connecticut Governor's Race

A Turkish Sex Slave Becomes Issue in Connecticut Governor's Race

The last debate between the gubernatorial candidates on Sunday covered taxes, a Turkish sex slave, an art lesson and reasons why the voters should like the candidates.

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History

Eric Sloane Museum and Kent Iron Furnace Make Great Day Trip (Free for Open House Day)

Eric Sloane Museum and Kent Iron Furnace Make Great Day Trip (Free for Open House Day)

The Eric Sloane Museum and Kent Iron Furnace houses Sloane’s extensive collection of historic farming tools and a wide selection of his artwork.

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Captain of the Charles W. Morgan Whaling Ship Returns to Mystic

Captain of the Charles W. Morgan Whaling Ship Returns to Mystic

Captain Richard “Kip” Files says he still gets goose bumps when he talks about last summer’s historic voyage.

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Off the Beaten Path: Sculpture, Art at Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich

Off the Beaten Path: Sculpture, Art at Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich

Considering the Slater Memorial Museum stands prominently at the center of the stately grounds of Norwich Free Academy, it’s remarkable that more people don’t know about this nearly 130-year-old gem of a museum, open to the public year-round. At the heart of the museum (the building...

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Archive »Around the State

Rating the Towns 2013

In addition to seeing how municipalities across the state stack up in terms of economy, crime, education and culture, we explore the absence of strong county governments, the recent expansion in Storrs, the state of downtown Hartford and much more.

Who Controls the Connecticut Media?

The past decade has seen dramatic change in the state’s newspaper industry, including who owns some of Connecticut’s most prominent newspapers.

Best of Connecticut 2013

It's our annual survey of all our favorites in the state, from food and drink to places to visit and things to do.

A Guide to Skirting Connecticut's Campaign Laws

7 reforms that could help fight corruption in Connecticut

Politician, heal thyself! Without structural changes in how state government works, Connecticut is guaranteed to see more John Rowlands. If legislators are serious about reform, here are a few places they could start.

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