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Hillary Clinton Signs Copies of 'Hard Choices' in Madison; 1,000 Line Up

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
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Prime Season for Pure Local Food at Farmers Markets Across Connecticut

Prime Season for Pure Local Food at Farmers Markets Across Connecticut

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Connecticut Politics

by Jennifer Swift
Connecticut's Gubernatorial Race Will Be Influenced by Education, Teachers

Connecticut's Gubernatorial Race Will Be Influenced by Education, Teachers

Education—and the issues surrounding it—will play a big role in this year’s gubernatorial election.

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Lauretti Drops Bid for Gov, Will Petition for Lt. Gov.

Altering his bid for the governor's mansion, Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti will instead petition to get on the ballot as a lieutenant governor. Lauretti, who did not receive enough delegates to automatically primary for the Republican nominee for governor at the GOP convention last...

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Arts & Entertainment

Star On The Web Rewards Talent at Quarterly Winners Show at The Reserve

Star On The Web Rewards Talent at Quarterly Winners Show at The Reserve

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Gathering of the Vibes in Bridgeport: John Fogerty, Widespread Panic, Ziggy Marley and More

Gathering of the Vibes in Bridgeport: John Fogerty, Widespread Panic, Ziggy Marley and More

Gathering of the Vibes, the family friendly music festival, returns to Bridgeport's Seaside Park July 31 to Aug. 3.

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Stylish Support for Anti-Bullying Efforts, Salvation Army in Norwich Area

Stylish Support for Anti-Bullying Efforts, Salvation Army in Norwich Area

Bows and Things Boutique, a New London-based home business, will support the anti-bullying organization Bully Busters and the Salvation Army in Norwich with two events in August.

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IKEA Celebrates 10 Years in New Haven With Giveaways this Weekend

IKEA Celebrates 10 Years in New Haven With Giveaways this Weekend

IKEA's store in New Haven is celebrating their 10th anniversary this weekend with giveaways, contests and discounts.

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Health & Wellness

CT-Based LambdaVision Working To Restore Sight to Those Who Have Lost It

CT-Based LambdaVision Working To Restore Sight to Those Who Have Lost It

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Beauty Expo With Oprah-Style Star Power to Empower Connecticut Women

Beauty Expo With Oprah-Style Star Power to Empower Connecticut Women

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History

Plans to Turn Wallace Stevens' House Into a Museum Have Fallen Through

Plans to Turn Wallace Stevens' House Into a Museum Have Fallen Through

A Wallace Stevens biographer had hoped to close on the poet's Hartford house this Friday and open a museum, but that plan fell apart Wednesday.

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Ghost Tours at Mark Twain House in Hartford; Will Lady in White Appear?

Ghost Tours at Mark Twain House in Hartford; Will Lady in White Appear?

Samuel Clemens may not have believed in ghosts himself, but that may not have stopped his former house from being a home to them.

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Education

Professor Behind Waterbury Comic Convention Studies Black Characters

Professor Behind Waterbury Comic Convention Studies Black Characters

Like most American children of the 1950s, William Foster III, liked comic books. They were cheap, they were readily available from any drug store or newsstand in his native Philadelphia, and they were—well, exciting and fun. He liked the plots, he liked the characters—but then it dawned on him: he never saw a face like his own.

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Time Capsule to Mars Plan by Connecticut Student Has NASA ‘On Board’

Time Capsule to Mars Plan by Connecticut Student Has NASA ‘On Board’

Emily Briere of Connecticut is literally shooting for the stars with a Time Capsule to Mars plan that has NASA on board.

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Book Talk: Robert Steele, The Curse

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Oct 7, 2013
6:30 pm

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Book Talk: Robert Steele, The Curse

Former Connecticut Congressman Bob Steele will discuss his newly-published book The Curse: Big-Time Gambling's Seduction of a Small New England Town. The story is set against the explosion of casino gambling that hit Connecticut during the 1990s, when two Indian tribes built the world’s two biggest casinos in the southeastern corner of the state.  The story begins with the Pequot War in 1637, then jumps 350 years as a Connecticut family becomes embroiled in a struggle to block a third casino that threatens the family’s town and ancestral home.  The author will share his unique vantage point, first as a legislator for eastern Connecticut and later as a neighbor living on the edge of the Mashantucket Pequot Reservation, which provided him with a keen appreciation of the political maneuverings that brought the casinos into being, as well as a first-hand view of their impact. Books will be available for signing and sale.

Cost Free
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Howard Whittemore Memorial Library i
243 Church Street
Naugatuck, CT
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