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New Haven Man Releases White Doves to Help People Grieve, Heal

New Haven Man Releases White Doves to Help People Grieve, Heal

Michael Balcombe, 31, is the founder of Precious Wings of New Haven, a ceremonial white dove release service.

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Yale Student Tests Negative for Ebola; CDC Confirmation Awaited

Yale Student Tests Negative for Ebola; CDC Confirmation Awaited

Editor's update: Yale has announced that the grad student tested negative for Ebola, and says CDC confirmation is being sought as part of an "overabundance of caution." “We have received preliminary notification that the patient admitted to Yale-New Haven Hospital late last...

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
New Ceviche Latin Kitchen in Middlebury: Sizzling Cuisine and Cocktails

New Ceviche Latin Kitchen in Middlebury: Sizzling Cuisine and Cocktails

This new Latin fusion restaurant offers a wide variety of mouthwatering dishes to choose from.

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Chef Annie Wayte's White Hart Revival in Salisbury; Pub Menu Now, Destination Status Coming

Chef Annie Wayte's White Hart Revival in Salisbury; Pub Menu Now, Destination Status Coming

With “active partner” Conley Rollins and several other investors, chef Annie Wayte did indeed give Salisbury its famous inn back.

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Connecticut Politics

by Jennifer Swift
Ted Kennedy Jr. Accused of Funneling Money Into State Senate Race Via Connecticut Democrats

Ted Kennedy Jr. Accused of Funneling Money Into State Senate Race Via Connecticut Democrats

State Senate candidate Bruce Wilson Jr. accused his opponent Ted Kennedy Jr. of funneling money into his campaign at Tuesday’s debate — an accusation Kennedy said is “without merit.”

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Malloy Remains at Odds With Gun Manufactuers on Background Checks

Malloy Remains at Odds With Gun Manufactuers on Background Checks

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy may have reconciled differences with the state’s teachers, but not with firearm manufacturers.

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Arts & Entertainment

Milford Ghost Walk Turns Scary When the Warrens, Devil Mentioned

Milford Ghost Walk Turns Scary When the Warrens, Devil Mentioned

Cynthia Wolfe Boynton intended her Spirits of Milford Ghost Walk to be entertaining and historical, but on the first time out Saturday, something chilling happened in front of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church on River Street when Boynton talked about paranormal investigators Lorraine and the late Ed Warren.

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5 Best Things to Do in Connecticut This Weekend: Dog Whisperer, Haunted Happenings

5 Best Things to Do in Connecticut This Weekend: Dog Whisperer, Haunted Happenings

Roundup of five great events in Connecticut this weekend; Oct. 17-19.

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Initially Opposed, Guilford's 'Spaceship' Building an Iconic Landmark 30 Years Later

Initially Opposed, Guilford's 'Spaceship' Building an Iconic Landmark 30 Years Later

Architect Wilfred Armster did not have the image of a spaceship in mind when designing the iconic, copper-clad condominium complex in Guilford.

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Robert Couturier & 'Designing Paradises' Star at Privet House Event

Robert Couturier & 'Designing Paradises' Star at Privet House Event

Acclaimed interior designer Robert Couturier, who lives in rural northwest Connecticut, will be at one of the state's best shops for style and design this Saturday, Oct. 11, to sign copies of his new book, Designing Paradises.

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Health & Wellness

16-Week Premature Twins Faced Seemingly Insurmountable Odds to Live

16-Week Premature Twins Faced Seemingly Insurmountable Odds to Live

Born 16(!) weeks early, Graig and Zoe Uzarski have faced serious medical challenges to just survive.

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Yale-New Haven Hopsital Practices to Be Ready for a Case of Ebola

Yale-New Haven Hopsital Practices to Be Ready for a Case of Ebola

If a patient arriving at Yale-New Haven Hospital was suspected of having Ebola or another highly contagious disease, hospital staff immediately would put a stepped-up emergency plan into action.

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History

Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame Celebrates Innovative Women This Year

Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame Celebrates Innovative Women This Year

The 21st Annual Induction Ceremony & Celebration for the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame will celebrate women who have pushed boundaries in the areas of design and innovation. The ceremony will take place on October 29 in Hartford.

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 William Gillette’s Long Lost Sherlock Holmes Film Rediscovered in Paris

William Gillette’s Long Lost Sherlock Holmes Film Rediscovered in Paris

The 1916 film starring William Gillette as Sherlock Holmes has long been viewed as one of the holy grails of lost silent films.

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Education

Documentary Ban Fuels Critics of Yale's University of Singapore Affiliation

Documentary Ban Fuels Critics of Yale's University of Singapore Affiliation

The controversy over Yale University’s joint college with the National University of Singapore, in which critics charge that Yale should not be in cooperation with the city-state’s authoritarian regime, was recently reignited over a documentary banned by the government.

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Thirteen Connecticut Schools Rank in Newsweek’s 2014 Top Schools List

Thirteen Connecticut Schools Rank in Newsweek’s 2014 Top Schools List

A baker's dozen of Connecticut schools make Newsweek's 2014 list of top American schools, with Amity Regional High School in Woodbridge coming out on top.

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FOREIGN POLICY DEBATE BETWEEN 4TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT CANDIDATES

Oct 20, 2014

Jim Himes (D) and Dan Debicella (R), candidates for the 4th Congressional District seat, will debate foreign policy issues on Monday, October 20, from 7 to 8:30 P.M., at the Gen Re Auditorium at UCONN/Stamford under the auspices of the World Affairs Forum and cosponsored by Moffly Media, Inc.

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Adult Intermediate Improvisation Classes

Oct 20, 2014 - Nov 10, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Monday.

  WEST HARTFORD, CT- Ever wanted to play improv games akin to those on Whose Line Is It Anyway? Great news for intermediate improvisation students- they can! Claire Zick is returning to the playhouse to teach adult intermediate improv classes this fall. And yes, students will learn short-form improv games.   The class continues work on fundamental principles of...

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Oct 20, 2014 - Nov 7, 2014

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

a group exhibit of mixed media work featuring Rachel Siporin, Elisa Tenenbaum, Patty Weise, Jennifer Knaus and Terry Donsen Feder

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New England Landscape Invitational

Oct 20, 2014 - Nov 8, 2014

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

Lyme Art Association member artists and select invited artists will be featured in this annual exhibition of landscape paintings from around New England. Generously sponsored by Essex Savings Bank and Essex Financial Services.

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Summer Painting and Sculpture Exhibition and the Connecticut Pastel Society

Oct 20, 2014 - Nov 8, 2014

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

Portraits, landscapes, still life paintings and sculpture abound in this annual juried exhibition of work by the Association’s members. A separate juried show in the Goodman gallery will highlight the talented artist members of the Connecticut Pastel Society.

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New Media: John O'Donnell

Oct 20, 2014 - Feb 8, 2015

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

Psychedelic Pantry, a new media installation created by John O’Donnell, points to moments of everyday life while highlighting the bazaar and mysterious moments we often overlook while shuffling to the toaster or coffee maker in the morning. Appearing as a simple representation of a kitchen area or pantry, further inspection reveals there is more happening than food...

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2014 Renaissance in Pastel National Exhibition

Oct 20, 2014 - Nov 9, 2014

On View October 8 through November 9, 2014 Opening Reception: Sunday, October 19, 2:00-4:00 pm Pastel Demonstration by Aline Ordman Sunday, November 9 at 1:00pm in the Converse Art Gallery. Demonstration is free and open to the public. The Connecticut Pastel Society is a statewide fine arts organization with a national outreach. CPSSM programs are funded and run by artists and their...

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NEW/NOW: Bob Gregson

Oct 20, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014

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

In our world of Twitter, iPhones, Facebook, and other forms of social media, many people live removed from the physical world. Bob Gregson’s work counteracts this lack of intimate involvement and creates situations that constantly shift the rules and allow for new encounters. There is a reason why Bob Gregson’s work is fun. His exhibition Space to...

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“A World of Dreams—New Landscape Paintings by Tula Telfair”

Oct 20, 2014 - Dec 7, 2014

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

The exhibition “A World of Dreams” includes new large-scale paintings in which Professor of Art Tula Telfair presents monumental landscapes and epic-scale vistas that are simultaneously awe-inspiring and intimate. She combines stillness with motion, solitude with universality, and definition with suggestion in her bold and quiet works. Ms. Telfair’s paintings are fully...

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Let Me Quilt One More Day

Oct 20, 2014 - Jan 4, 2015

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

American quilting has dramatically been transformed over the past 250 years. Let Me Quilt One More Day showcases a history of the artistic practices, reinterpretations, and innovations of this age-old craft. Let Me Quilt One More Day explores the long-standing practice and art of quilt making in the United States. This exhibition, curated by Dr. Douglas Hyland, brings together an...

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