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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

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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

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Fresh, creative food and an impressive bar draws bustling crowds to Washington Prime in SoNo.

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Time for a second helping of great gourmet food trucks from around the state.

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Connecticut Politics

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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

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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

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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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1st Citizen Award Banquet

Event Date/Time

May 21, 2013
6:00 pm until 9:30 pm

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Join us for a lovely evening as we honor the current and future leaders and role models of our communities. The Westport-Weston Chamber of Commerce 1st Citizens' Awards Banquet honors one citizen from each Westport and Weston who meet the following criteria: An admirable community leader who has held leadership positions in community based programs and organizations and is active in community, state or national organizations. A creative entrepreneur who might have started his or her own business or used creative skills to expand an existing business; or perhaps someone who has brought business insights to improve the quality of the community. An exemplary citizen who is respected and admired by colleagues, peers and community leaders and who volunteers to support the community.  A praiseworthy philanthropist who actively participates in fundraising at a local or national level or makes significant contributions to local/state or national organizations. We will also honor four high school students as Future First Citizens, a boy and girl from each Weston and Staples High School who are demonstrating the above qualities and positioning themselves as future leaders of our communities. To register for the event, donate a silent auction item, or become a sponsor, visit:

 

http://www.westportchamber.com/events/chamber-events/event/76-1st-citizen-awards-banquet

Cost Early Registration: $90 before April 15th Students: $85
Location

Inn at Longshore
260 Compo Road
Westport, CT
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SponsorWestport-Weston Chamber of Commerce
Contact nameRobin
Contact emailconnectionswestport@gmail.com

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