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Ex-Governor John Rowland Found Guilty of Corruption on 7 Counts

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Fighting Connecticut Food Insecurity Aided by a Delicious Fundraiser

Fighting Connecticut Food Insecurity Aided by a Delicious Fundraiser

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Hana Tokyo Brings High-End Hibachi to Fairfield

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Best Creative Cocktails in Lower Connecticut, a Delicious CTbites List

Best Creative Cocktails in Lower Connecticut, a Delicious CTbites List

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Connecticut Politics

by Jennifer Swift
Report on UConn's Economic Impact Becomes Governor's Race Political Football

Report on UConn's Economic Impact Becomes Governor's Race Political Football

A report released Wednesday on the University of Connecticut found it has a $3.4 billion annual economic impact on the state, with a future return that is expected to be brighter.

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Foley Ad Showing Malloy in Newtown on Day of Shooting Sparks Controversy

Foley Ad Showing Malloy in Newtown on Day of Shooting Sparks Controversy

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Arts & Entertainment

James Taylor to Play Mohegan Sun Dec. 4; Tickets on Sale Sept. 19

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‘Welcome to New York’ Film a Big Break for Connecticut Actress

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Great Places to work 2014

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Oriental Rugs as Essential Style: Woodbury Shop Marks 10th Anniversary

Oriental Rugs as Essential Style: Woodbury Shop Marks 10th Anniversary

Karen Reddington-Hughes didn’t start out wanting to be an Oriental rug specialist, but for 10 years she has been very successful at it.

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Health & Wellness

Facials and Fresh Salt Pair in a Girls Night at Saybrook Point Inn

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Norwalk Hospital Honoring McGraw Family for $10 Million Gift

Norwalk Hospital Honoring McGraw Family for $10 Million Gift

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History

Go Inside, Even Fly In, World War II Bombers at Bradley Airport Event

Go Inside, Even Fly In, World War II Bombers at Bradley Airport Event

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JFK Assassination and Conspiracy Theories Are Topic at Mark Twain House Event

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Education

Daughter of Bridgewater Chocolate Founder a Crimson Tide Golf Phenom

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Yale's Tax Exempt New Haven Property Assessed at $2.5 Billion

Yale's Tax Exempt New Haven Property Assessed at $2.5 Billion

ale University, a premier, world-renowned research institution, takes up large portions of downtown, and doesn’t pay taxes on its dorms, classrooms, libraries, research labs or the grassy oases inside the residential quads.

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2013 Naugatuck Valley River Race & Beacon Falls Lions’ Duck Festival

Event Date/Time

May 4, 2013
11:00 am

Description

On Saturday, May 04, 2013 we are holding our yearly charity NVRR event -- The Naugatuck Valley River Race and Naugatuck River Festival -- along with The Beacon Falls Lions’ Charity Duck Race and The Taste of Beacon Falls events.

 

The family-friendly festival is free to attend and, for those interested in running the race, we are pleased to announce that we are now accepting registrations:  $25 Racer Donation or $30 Racers Donation with Official Race Shirt included.  All proceeds above and beyond the events operating costs are donated to local organizations that are contributing to the health of Naugatuck River and Valley charities.  Registration forms and event information can be found at http://www.4ctoutdoors.com/naugatuck-river/nvrr/

 

This year we celebrate all three events on one fun-filled day:  The Annual Kayak and Canoe Race, the Beacon Falls Lions’ Charity Duck Race, and the Annual Taste of Beacon Falls events all located at the River Festival grounds at the Beacon Falls Fire House on North Main Street at the Race's finish line. This is a great spectator event!

 

The Naugatuck Valley River Race has helped to foster renewed efforts to develop a safe Water Trail along the Naugatuck River.  In fact, the Naugatuck River Greenway Committee, in response to the success of the first race, added several boat launches into the proposed Greenway plans in each town along the route and have added additional events like this year’s 1st Naugatuck River Greenway Paddle Day (May 11th, 2013), a 12-mile non-competitive course from Thomaston to Waterbury.

 

The event brings racers and their families from all around New England to run the Naugy. As much as it is a race event, many will be paddling at there own pace -- but experienced paddlers only, as the Naugy at higher levels can be unforgiving.

Cost Free to attend, $25 for those who wish to participate in race
Location

The Naugatuck River
Waterbury, Naugatuck & Beacon Falls
CT
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Additional Information
Phone860-274-6213
Contact nameDave Faber
Contact email4ctoutdoors@gmail.com
Websitehttp://www.4ctoutdoors.com/naugatuck-river/nvrr/

We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.

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