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'Not a Love Letter to Westport'

'Not a Love Letter to Westport'

ABC Comedy Originally Titled "the Second Fattest Housewife In Westport" Debuts

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Durham Fair Celebrates 100 Years

Durham Fair Celebrates 100 Years

It was 100 years ago, on June 16, 1916, that the small central Connecticut farming town of Durham voted and approved the creation of an agricultural fair. Today, the Durham Fair is the largest agricultural fair in Connecticut.

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As Connecticut Pushes Forward on Natural Gas Expansion, Some Push Back

As Connecticut Pushes Forward on Natural Gas Expansion, Some Push Back

Andover becomes one battleground in a fight taking place all over Connecticut, the region and the country.

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BEACHCOMBING: Have What It Takes to Join the Run 169 Club?

BEACHCOMBING: Have What It Takes to Join the Run 169 Club?

The Run 169 Towns Society, subtitled Do Every Blessed Town in Connecticut, now boasts 1,539 members from 159 towns in the state.

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Arts & Entertainment

Former Teen Idol Bobby Rydell Still a ‘Wild One’

Former Teen Idol Bobby Rydell Still a ‘Wild One’

On tour and with a new autobiography, former teen idol Bobby Rydell is still going strong

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TerrifiCon at Mohegan Sun Draws Amazing Cast of Characters

TerrifiCon at Mohegan Sun Draws Amazing Cast of Characters

Mohegan Sun hosted the first TerrifiCon Aug. 18-21, featuring celebrity guests, panel discussions, exhibits and plenty of fans attending in costume as their favorite superhero, sci-fi, horror and anime characters. The event is currently scheduled to return in August 2017.

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At 80, Legendary Singer Johnny Mathis Not Slowing Down

At 80, Legendary Singer Johnny Mathis Not Slowing Down

Believe it or not, 80-year-old Johnny Mathis is celebrating six decades in the business and is coming to Waterbury’s Palace Theater with his 60th Anniversary Concert Tour on Sept. 10.

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Style & Design

Stepping Out: September 2016

Stepping Out: September 2016

Kelly Hansen, lead singer of Foreigner, hosted an exclusive pre-show dinner event featuring items from his upcoming cookbook. He was joined by members of Foxwoods’ expert culinary team including VUE 24 chef Michael Yaffe, Cake by Franck’s chef Franck Iglesias (pictured, with...

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Insider Tips From a Flea Market Pro

Insider Tips From a Flea Market Pro

Kate Avery turned to tag sales, flea markets and consignment shops to find vintage pieces and antiques to refurnish her house, looking for quality construction that would stand the test of time.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
After Fire, Southington’s Close Harbour Seafood is Sailing Again

After Fire, Southington’s Close Harbour Seafood is Sailing Again

Close Harbour Seafood's longtime customers love the rebuild, and the new ones are happy for a host of reasons, like lobster-stuffed potatoes, Rhode Island clam chowder, shrimp scampi and jumbo lump crab cakes.

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CTBites: Winfield Street Deli - Italian Sandwiches & More in Norwalk

CTBites: Winfield Street Deli - Italian Sandwiches & More in Norwalk

The Winfield Street Deli is located just down the road from the East Norwalk train station, and you will know you have arrived by the bright red awning welcoming patrons.

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Openings: International Street Food, Craft Beer Havens, a Breakfast Spot & More

Openings: International Street Food, Craft Beer Havens, a Breakfast Spot & More

Our monthly look at what’s new and exciting on the Connecticut dining scene.

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Brewport: Craft Beer, Pizza Haven Docks in Bridgeport

Brewport: Craft Beer, Pizza Haven Docks in Bridgeport

Since its soft opening in August, the brewpub has attracted throngs of beer and pizza fans

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Health & Science

Yale’s Forgotten Master of Mind Control

Yale’s Forgotten Master of Mind Control

In the 1950s and ’60s, Jose Delgado inserted brain chips in humans and animals and controlled them like puppets on invisible strings

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Yale Researchers Study Life-Extending Hormone

Yale Researchers Study Life-Extending Hormone

Most mice start showing signs of aging by 2 years old. These mice didn’t.

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The Fantasticks at The Gary The Olivia Theater in Bethlehem

Sep 24, 2016 - Sep 25, 2016

This event occurs weekly on Sunday, Friday and Saturday.

Clay & Wattles Theater Company presents the off-Broadway classic and Tony-award winning musical, “The Fantasticks,” from Sept. 17-25 at The Gary The Olivia Theater, 249 Flanders Road, Bethlehem. The romantic comedy is the world’s longest-running musical, with 42 years and 17,162 performances to its credit at the Sullivan Street Playhouse in New York City. With music...

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Queens for a Year

Sep 24, 2016 - Oct 2, 2016

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

WORLD PREMIERE!  Molly Solinas, a young Marine Corps Officer, unexpectedly returns to her family home in Virginia, bringing with her an even younger female Private. Four generations of women who’ve served their country in the Marines clash during what at first appears to be a post-deployment vacation – but is revealed to be much more. An arresting new play from T.D. Mitchell,...

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Speak Up at CHS: Coming Home

Sep 24, 2016

CHS is excited to partner with Speak Up to bring their unique brand of engaging storytelling to our members and visitors for another performance. The theme of the evening is “Coming Home” to accompany our exhibit Growing Up in Connecticut which will be open from May 23 until October 15. Speak Up is a Hartford-based storytelling organization that seeks to promote...

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Tom Jones at Foxwoods Resort Casino

Sep 24, 2016

TOM JONES’ 50-YEAR CAREER HAS REMARKABLY GONE FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH. Along with sustaining his popularity as a live performer and recording artist for five decades, he has garnered—at the age of 76—the best reviews of his career for his most recent albums, Long Lost Suitcase, Spirit In The Room and Praise & Blame (Island/Universal). Critics across the world are...

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Speak Up at CHS: Coming Home

Sep 24, 2016

CHS is excited to partner with Speak Up to bring their unique brand of engaging storytelling to our members and visitors for another performance. The theme of the evening is “Coming Home” to accompany our exhibit Growing Up in Connecticut which will be open from May 23 until October 15. Speak Up is a Hartford-based storytelling organization that seeks to promote...

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JAZZ at Lyman: THE GROOVE PROJECT

Sep 24, 2016

Series on sale Saturday, August 20th at 11:00 am Single jazz tickets go on sale Monday August 29th 11:00am Eric Darius, Jeff Bradshaw, JJ Sanseverino, Gerald Veasley Join us for an exclusive Lyman Center performance and get ready to groove when this super group comes to town for a special jazz concert jam. We have assembled a talent packed line up of solo artists on saxaphone, trombone,...

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Janeane Garofalo

Sep 24, 2016

Bart’s Tree Service Comedy Series Actress and comedian Janeane Garofalo has had many memorable and critically acclaimed roles in film and television since bursting on the scene in 1992. She’s appeared in films such as “The Truth About Cats and Dogs,” “Wet Hot American Summer,” “Ratatouille,” and “Reality Bites”. She was a cast...

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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valnce

Sep 24, 2016 - Oct 8, 2016

This event occurs weekly on Friday and Saturday.

A classic tale of love, hope and revenge set against the vicious backdrop of a lawless society. A young scholar travels into the Wild West in search of a new life, only to end up beaten and left for dead on the dusty streets of Twotrees by notorious outlaw Liberty Valance. A local girl gives him purpose in this broken land. But when Valance returns to finish what he started, he must make the...

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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valnce

Sep 24, 2016 - Oct 8, 2016

This event occurs weekly on Friday and Saturday.

A classic tale of love, hope and revenge set against the vicious backdrop of a lawless society. A young scholar travels into the Wild West in search of a new life, only to end up beaten and left for dead on the dusty streets of Twotrees by notorious outlaw Liberty Valance. A local girl gives him purpose in this broken land. But when Valance returns to finish what he started, he must make the...

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RICH VOS

Sep 24, 2016 - Sep 24, 2016

Best known from NBC’s hit reality show Last Comic Standing, RICH VOS is one of the most exciting and broadest headlining comedians in the country.  Back Stage Magazine said of Vos, “He has an uncanny ‘Everyman’ ability to likeably bond with anyone in the audience…”  The excitement of a Rich Vos show stems from his unique, no-holds-barred...

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