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Black Drivers in Connecticut Stopped by Police Disproportionately, New Study Shows

Black Drivers in Connecticut Stopped by Police Disproportionately, New Study Shows

Black drivers in Connecticut are being stopped by police at a rate almost twice that of their percentage of the state’s population, a new 500-page study shows.

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Connecticut Fall Foliage Viewing Hotspots; Great Leaf Season Forecast

Connecticut Fall Foliage Viewing Hotspots; Great Leaf Season Forecast

Experts are predicting a better than average foliage season this year and Connecticut's Office of Tourism just released a list of fall views. With that in mind we've compiled a list of views and and driving routes that will help you soak up the sights of the season.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
Fresh Seafood Spiced With Hip Urban Energy at the New NIXS Hartford

Fresh Seafood Spiced With Hip Urban Energy at the New NIXS Hartford

NIXS Hartford, with its shareable plates and craft cocktails, is the latest addition to the bustling Front Street District in the state's capital.

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Bethel Farm-to-Table Dinner: Gourmet Pizza, Tapas, Vietnamese Cuisine to Support Grieving Children

Bethel Farm-to-Table Dinner: Gourmet Pizza, Tapas, Vietnamese Cuisine to Support Grieving Children

A farm-to-table dinner at the Holbrook Farm in Bethel will support the Circle Camps for Grieving Children, one-week summer camps around the country designed for girls who have lost a parent.

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Connecticut Politics

by Jennifer Swift
Greenberg Ad Cites Dysfunction; Esty Stays on Veterans Theme in 5th District Race

Greenberg Ad Cites Dysfunction; Esty Stays on Veterans Theme in 5th District Race

Our campaign wanted to give you an opportunity to see Mark's new television ad "Barking Dogs" which highlights the partisan gridlock in Washington and shows why Mark will bring the new leadership to Washington that can get things done!" That's the opening of an email...

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Foley Six Points Ahead of Malloy in Latest Q Poll

Foley Six Points Ahead of Malloy in Latest Q Poll

Connecticut voters likely see Republican Tom Foley as a better alternative than incumbent Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to lead their state, especially in areas such as jobs and the economy, a Quinnipiac University Poll released today reports.

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Arts & Entertainment

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

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

Shown at the Cannes Film Festival, “Welcome to New York” has special meaning for Connecticut actress Anna Lakomy, who plays Gerard Depardieu's assistant.

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Montgomery Gentry Plays Mohegan Sun Sept. 26 in MADD Benefit

Montgomery Gentry Plays Mohegan Sun Sept. 26 in MADD Benefit

Country duo Montgomery Gentry has helped fuel a country music revolution on radio airwaves. They talk with us about their upcoming Connecticut show and their new album.

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Great Places to work 2014

Love your job?
We're taking nominations for our upcoming "Great Places to Work" in Connecticut, so tell us why yours is the best. (Minimum 50 employees)

Click here to email your nomination!

 

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Style & Shopping

Romantic Italian Style Comes to The Shoppes at Farmington Valley

Romantic Italian Style Comes to The Shoppes at Farmington Valley

The Shoppes at Farmington Valley will add Italian retailer Seduzione to its store line up this weekend with a grand opening on Saturday.

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Vote for Your Favorite Connecticut Architectural Treasure; Yale Whale, Goodspeed Opera House?

Vote for Your Favorite Connecticut Architectural Treasure; Yale Whale, Goodspeed Opera House?

AIA Connecticut, a chapter of the American Institute of Architects, has added to the appeal of its People’s Choice Award program this year by creating a new category that should prove popular. It’s called Connecticut Treasures.

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Health & Wellness

New Mental Health Website Created by Young People for Young People in Connecticut

New Mental Health Website Created by Young People for Young People in Connecticut

TurningPointCT.org is a new website funded by the state Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services for young people who struggle with mental health and addiction.

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'Little Heart Hero Day' Supports Children with Congenital Heart Defects

'Little Heart Hero Day' Supports Children with Congenital Heart Defects

"Little Heart Hero Day" will offer up fun and support for children with congenital heart defects and their families on Sunday, Sept. 7 at the Elks Lodge in Branford.

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History

Haunted Castle in Millbrook, N.Y., Open for Tours; B&B Has Dungeon Room

Haunted Castle in Millbrook, N.Y., Open for Tours; B&B Has Dungeon Room

The unique Wing’s Castle in Millbrook, N.Y., the brainchild of artists Peter and Toni Ann Wing, is open for tours from noon to 4 p.m. on weekends through the fall.

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Maritime Heritage Festival Includes Great New London Chowder Challenge

Maritime Heritage Festival Includes Great New London Chowder Challenge

The sailing ships of yesteryear return to New London Sept. 11 to 13 for the Connecticut Maritime Heritage Festival, a celebration of the state’s storied seafaring history.

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Education

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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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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Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum Grant

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Feb 25, 2013 to May 31, 2013
9:00 am until 6:00 pm

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

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The State Historic Preservation Office of the Department of Economic and Community Development has awarded a $179,558.00 planning grant to the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum to move forward with ADA improvements and a new basement stair egress.

This pivotal Historic Restoration Fund grant from the State Historic Preservation Office of the Department of Economic and Community Development will support the Museum’s efforts to achieve ADA compliance requirements and move forward with the installation of the long-awaited elevator.

 

“The Board of Trustees is focused on increasing access to this Connecticut State treasure, said Chairman of the Board Patsy Brescia. “We very grateful to the State Historic Preservation Office for funding universal access to our facility and to our Sen. Bob Duff and Representative Larry Cafero for their support in garnering this important grant.”

 

Currently, this National Historic Landmark cannot host a considerable portion of our population as many areas of the Museum are currently inaccessible to the disabled and parents with strollers, due to lack of proper ramps and an elevator.

 

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum received support for this project from the State Historic Preservation Office of the Department of Economic and Community Development through Connecticut’s Historic Restoration Fund and the Community Investment Act of the State of Connecticut.

 

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion is known around the world as one the most significant examples of Victorian Era architecture. Built between 1864-68 as a summer residence by railroad tycoon LeGrand Lockwood, a treasurer of the New York Stock Exchange and renowned art collector. Lockwood, one of America’s first millionaire financiers, subsequently lost his fortune in the stock market crash of 1869. Charles D. Mathews acquired it in 1876. This well-to-do New York dynasty took full-time residence in the 30-acre Norwalk estate from the late 19th century through the Great Depression.  It remained in the Mathews family until 1941 when the city purchased it for use as a park.

 

 

The State Historic Preservation Office Historic Restoration Fund most generously provides the funding that permits the Museum to be wholly accessible to the public allowing for the expansion of the visitor groups and programming of the Museum’s full facility. … all sixty-two rooms!” noted Trustee Susan Sweitzer.

 

 

 

 

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is a National Historic Landmark. For more information on tours and programs please email info@lockwoodmathewsmansion.com or call 203-838-9799.

Cost Free
Location

Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum
295 West Avenue
295 West Avenue
Norwalk, CT
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Additional Information
Phone203-838-9799
Contact nameSusan Gilgore
Contact emailinfo@lockwoodmathewsmansion.com
Websitehttp://www.lockwoodmathewsmansion.com
Alternate Phone:: 203-838-9799

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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