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Tesla Accelerates Efforts to Sell Cars in Connecticut

Tesla Accelerates Efforts to Sell Cars in Connecticut

Round 2 set between electric carmaker, state car dealers

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Litchfield Distillery Taps New Market

Litchfield Distillery Taps New Market

The new distillery is one of several spirited new businesses that have arrived in the state as the craft distilling movement follows on the heels of craft beer.

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The Mad Bomber of Connecticut

The Mad Bomber of Connecticut

In the 1900s Waterbury’s George Metesky unleashed an explosive reign of terror.

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Arts & Entertainment

Weekend Best Bets: Beer & MacChilifest, Iliza Shlesinger & Monster Jam

Weekend Best Bets: Beer & MacChilifest, Iliza Shlesinger & Monster Jam

Kick off Super Bowl Sunday with fun events this weekend, including Iliza Shlesinger at Mohegan Sun Resort Casino, Super Beer Saturday in Ansonia and MacChilifest in Westport

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'Shatner's World' Coming to Foxwoods Casino Feb. 6

'Shatner's World' Coming to Foxwoods Casino Feb. 6

Among his many enterprises, the 'Star Trek' actor brings his unique blend of comedy, music and storytelling to the casino this weekend.

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Winter Warmups: 9 Ways to Escape the Cold in CT

Winter Warmups: 9 Ways to Escape the Cold in CT

To help get your mind off the cold, we’ve scoured the state for some of the best indoor activities and events Connecticut offers.

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Style & Design

One Designer Is Turning Connecticut Road Kill Into Fashion

One Designer Is Turning Connecticut Road Kill Into Fashion

Pamela Paquin is on a mission to turn the casualties of the open road into high fashion.

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George Street Studio Celebrates 40 Years of Community Art

George Street Studio Celebrates 40 Years of Community Art

For four decades, potter Maishe Dickman has been the vital force behind a thriving community arts studio.

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From Forgotten to Functional: CT Becoming a Leader in Factory & Brownfield Redevelopment

From Forgotten to Functional: CT Becoming a Leader in Factory & Brownfield Redevelopment

In the last four and a half years the state has invested $138 million in more than 100 redevelopment projects.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
Free Pizza Friday! LeBron James-Backed Blaze Pizza Celebrates Storrs Opening with Giveaway

Free Pizza Friday! LeBron James-Backed Blaze Pizza Celebrates Storrs Opening with Giveaway

The fast-casual pizza joint opens in Storrs on Thursday and will offer free pizza on Friday to guests who follow one of its social media accounts.

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One Dish: Steak on a Rock

One Dish: Steak on a Rock

We visit Waterbury's Lisboa Restaurant for an up-close look at this classic of Portuguese cuisine.

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Newington’s Rooster Co. Gives  Food Lovers Something to Coo About

Newington’s Rooster Co. Gives Food Lovers Something to Coo About

The Rooster Company in Newington has hit a culinary jackpot with a menu firmly focused on poultry.

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Health & Science

Did Henry VIII have CTE, Same Disease as NFL Players?

Did Henry VIII have CTE, Same Disease as NFL Players?

Yale researchers say head injuries suffered by the legendary monarch likely contributed to his health and behavioral problems later in life.

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A Connecticut Woman’s Tragedy Inspires Breakthroughs in Immunotherapy Cancer Treatment at Yale

A Connecticut Woman’s Tragedy Inspires Breakthroughs in Immunotherapy Cancer Treatment at Yale

Melissa Marottoli, a 26-year-old Guilford native, was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer. How she reacted to that news continues to inspire cutting-edge research.

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Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude at Mystic Seaport

Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude at Mystic Seaport

An award-winning exhibit chronicles the decades spanning quest to determine longitude at sea.

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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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