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The CONNsumer: Avoid the Pain of Returns By Knowing the Rules

The CONNsumer: Avoid the Pain of Returns By Knowing the Rules

In Connecticut, most local retailers offer an exchange or refund. But they don’t have to. The state allows businesses to establish whatever exchange and refund policy they like, as long as it’s posted conspicuously.

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Derby Creator of ‘Defender’ Facemask Sole Survivor of Plane Crash

Derby Creator of ‘Defender’ Facemask Sole Survivor of Plane Crash

The Derby businessman responsible for a baseball catcher’s mask designed to help prevent concussions was the sole survivor of a deadly plane crash last weekend in New York.

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UPDATE: Woodbridge Doctor James Magner Eliminated from 2016 WSOP

UPDATE: Woodbridge Doctor James Magner Eliminated from 2016 WSOP

Dr. James Magner, the Woodbridge doctor profiled here and in the July 2016 issue of Connecticut Magazine after finishing 27th in the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event, winning over $250,000, was eliminated in Day 3 of this year's competition. Here's his story of the 2016 tournament.

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BEACHCOMBING: ‘The History of America in Toys’

BEACHCOMBING: ‘The History of America in Toys’

A colorful history is on display at the Barker Character, Comic & Cartoon Museum in Cheshire. Its 80,000 items are jaw-dropping to behold, especially for the baby boomers who grew up on Howdy Doody, Lassie and Superman.

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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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