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PACs Pumping Money Into Connecticut Governor's Race

PACs Pumping Money Into Connecticut Governor's Race

Working Families For Connecticut is the latest PAC to weigh in on the gubernatorial race, with expenses incurred to canvas on behalf of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and funding coming from the Service Employees International Union.

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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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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
Thrillest.com Gives Connecticut Poor Craft Beer Ranking; Huh? Heresy!

Thrillest.com Gives Connecticut Poor Craft Beer Ranking; Huh? Heresy!

On a recent ranking Connecticut was listed as the 39th best beer drinking state. We explain why that low ranking is oh-so-very wrong

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Smoke Box in Hamden: Authentic BBQ Arrives in Greater New Haven

Smoke Box in Hamden: Authentic BBQ Arrives in Greater New Haven

Smokebox has become a sought after lunch destination thanks to its smoky slow cooked meat forward lunch box approach to barbecue.

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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

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Style & Shopping

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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Former Revlon Model Now Runs Antiques Shop in Litchfield County

Former Revlon Model Now Runs Antiques Shop in Litchfield County

It’s a long way from Madison Avenue to Main Street, Winsted. But then again, for Carol Morgan, the transition from sought-after television and print model in New York City to proprietor of antiques stores was a smooth one.

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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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Westport Historical Society Presents: Circus Fun- August 11- August 14

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Aug 11, 2014 to Aug 14, 2014
10:00 am until 2:00 pm

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

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Westport Historical Society Presents: Circus Fun- August 11- August 14

WHS’s Circus Workshop will find the kids making their own Calder circus, making mobiles – the art form Calder invented – and learning about the late artist, who had a home and studio in Roxbury, Conn. Calder’s Circus, created in Paris in the late 1920s, consists of wire models of circus figures – trapeze artists, lion tamers, clowns – who perform tricks when a “ringmaster” pulls strings attached to their bodies. It’s on permanent exhibit at the Whitney Museum of American Art. The kids will also learn about P. T. Barnum and circuses that used to make summer stops in Westport, play circus games outdoors, including water balloons, hula hoops and relay races and, on the last day, will perform their own circus show for their parents.

Elizabeth DeVoll, the Society’s education director, said the workshop is designed to keep schoolchildren mentally active during the summer months while providing opportunities for creative play with peers. The program is appropriate for ages 5 through 12.

The cost is $200 for members and $235 for non-members and is limited to 15 children.

Call early to register at 203-222-1424.

 

Cost The cost is $200 for members and $235 for non-members and is limited to 15.
Location

Westport Historical Society
25 Avery Place
Westport, CT
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Additional Information
SponsorWestport Historical Society
Phone203-222-1424
Contact nameBarbara Brauner
Contact emailbbrauner@westporthistory.org
Websitehttp://www.westporthistory.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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