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Connecticut College Students Join a Suit Against Google

Connecticut College Students Join a Suit Against Google

This suit deals with undisclosed email scanning but digital privacy concerns in Connecticut extend beyond university accounts

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Operation Sunshine: The Nautilus & Its Top-Secret Mission to the North Pole

Operation Sunshine: The Nautilus & Its Top-Secret Mission to the North Pole

In 1958, in response to the launch of Sputnik, President Eisenhower ordered a Connecticut submarine crew on a mission where no one had gone before.

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Did the World’s First Round-Trip Dirigible Voyage Happen in Hartford?

Did the World’s First Round-Trip Dirigible Voyage Happen in Hartford?

Forgotten Flight: Decades before the Wright Brothers Bridgeport inventor Charles F. Ritchel set out to conquer the skies.

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Best Connecticut Spots for Fun on the Water

Best Connecticut Spots for Fun on the Water

Looking for some cool summer fun? We have boatloads of recommendations: The Sound, lakes, rivers, seaports, aquariums, museums, lighthouses, water parks and waterfalls.

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Arts & Entertainment

Where to See Fireworks in Connecticut: 2016

Where to See Fireworks in Connecticut: 2016

No matter where you live in Connecticut, we have a fireworks destination that will knock your socks off.

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Connecticut Native Treat Williams Talks Upcoming Projects

Connecticut Native Treat Williams Talks Upcoming Projects

Golden Globe- and Emmy Award-nominated actor Treat Williams was born and raised right here in Connecticut. He talks to Connecticut Magazine about his upcoming projects.

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7 Summer Fun Activities through the Month of July

7 Summer Fun Activities through the Month of July

From Crafts on the Green in Guilford to the Craft Brew Races in New Haven, there's lots to do this July.

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Style & Design

Stepping Out: June 2016

Stepping Out: June 2016

The United Way honors community fundraisers, Grammy winner Angelique Kidjo at the YWCA's In the Company of Women luncheon, celebrity chefs raise money for the Robert Irvine Foundation at the Savor in Style Charity Gala, and more.

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Stepping Out: Shakespeare in Bloom, Big Red For the Arts, Wines of March and more

Stepping Out: Shakespeare in Bloom, Big Red For the Arts, Wines of March and more

Shakespeare on the Hartford Stage, the Stamford Umbrella Club's car raffle, the Greater Hartford Arts Council held its annual fundraiser, and more.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
The North House Harnesses History of Avon Old Farms Inn, Offers Fresh Menu, Feel

The North House Harnesses History of Avon Old Farms Inn, Offers Fresh Menu, Feel

The new restaurant combines the best of the architecture and historical significance with more contemporary dining choices, a “brown” bar featuring one of the area’s largest selections of scotches and whiskeys and an ever-changing trendy beer menu.

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SIFT Bake Shop a Breath of Fresh Air in Mystic

SIFT Bake Shop a Breath of Fresh Air in Mystic

At this new, French-focused bakery, about 3,000 croissants are made each week, and require the work of two pastry chefs for eight hours a day, for a total of 80 hours of hard croissant labor. Chocolate, almond cream, vegetable and raspberry are among the customer favorites.

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CTBites: Solid Choices at Tavern 489 in Stamford

CTBites: Solid Choices at Tavern 489 in Stamford

The brainchild of owners Eric Monte and Partner/Executive Chef Regis Saget, Tavern 489 offers an eclectic menu, paired with various beer and wine selections in a rustic environment.

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CT’s Best Clambakes & Pig Roasts: 2016 Edition

CT’s Best Clambakes & Pig Roasts: 2016 Edition

These Connecticut caterers and restaurants will help you make the most out of the fresh, delicious New England seafood with their beautifully prepared clambakes. If you prefer a summertime cook out, we’ve also included places for pig roasts and BBQs. Make summer catering simple and just hire one of these experts.

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Health & Science

The Ice Treatment Cometh: Super-Cold Cryotherapy Arrives in CT

The Ice Treatment Cometh: Super-Cold Cryotherapy Arrives in CT

The device is capable of lowering the temperature to minus 250 degrees Fahrenheit, colder by far than the lowest temperature ever recorded on the planet.

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Connecticut Red Cross Critical in Local Disasters

Connecticut Red Cross Critical in Local Disasters

The Connecticut Red Cross helps local communities through blood collection, disaster relief, health and safety services, international services and support for America’s military families.

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Centerbrook Architects Lecture Series with Architect Robert Orr, FAIA

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May 3, 2013
7:00 pm until 8:00 pm

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Centerbrook Architects Lecture Series with Architect Robert Orr, FAIA

Centerbrook Architects Lecture Series asks, “Do Cities Really Want Economic Development?

In the rapidly-decaying landscape of our urban and small town centers, where vacancy and stagnation dominate, the rhetoric coming from municipal leaders about economic regeneration seems to be mostly talk and no action. Why? Some suggest that the problem is over-regulation. Could reversing statutory barriers that seemingly guarantee blight, and replacing them with positive incentives aimed at creating real neighborhoods, regenerate these ghost-town downtowns into bustling mixed-use, mixed-income places to live, work, learn and play?

This thought-provoking topic will be the subject of a talk for the Essex Library by architect Robert Orr, FAIA, LEED®, at Essex Town Hall on Friday May 3rd at 7 PM, part of the continuing Centerbrook Architects Lecture series. Robert Orr, FAIA, is an award-winning architect and planner present at the first sip of coffee that became the grounds for the New Urbanism in the mid-1970s. His collaboration with Andrés Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk at Seaside, Florida in 1982 was honored by Time Magazine as "...the most astonishing design achievement of its era and one might hope the most influential." Robert furnished more than 6,000 hours of mostly pro-bono services to storm-ravaged Gulf Coast Mississippi and New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. A Founder of the Seaside Institute, a think-tank on community design and development, Robert also serves on Boards of many other vision-based organizations in Florida, New York, Illinois, Massachusetts, Rhodes Island, Washington, Vermont, Maine and Connecticut.

This talk is free and open to all; the Essex Town Hall is at 29 West Avenue. For more information or to register, please call the Essex Library at 860-767-1560.

Cost Free of Charge
Location

Essex Town Hall
29 West Avenue
Essex, CT
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Additional Information
SponsorEssex Library Association
Phone860-767-1560
Contact nameAnn Thompson
Contact emailstaff@essexlib@gmail.com
Websitehttp://www.youressexlibrary.org/

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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