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Waterbury to Receive $19.2 Million From State for Revitalization

Waterbury to Receive $19.2 Million From State for Revitalization

On Monday, Gov. Dannel Malloy announced a $19.2 million package of state investment in six development and improvement projects in downtown Waterbury. The city's Mayor hopes it marks the beginning of Waterbury's rebirth.

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Father's Disappearance in Salisbury Still Haunts Daughters Seven Years Later

Father's Disappearance in Salisbury Still Haunts Daughters Seven Years Later

Thomas Drew's disappearance from his home in Salisbury in 2007 leaves many unanswered questions for his daughters, who continue to pursue the case.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
Best Connecticut Places to the Watch World Cup With Great Food, Drinks

Best Connecticut Places to the Watch World Cup With Great Food, Drinks

Watch the biggest matches of World Cup 2014 at Connecticut dining hotspots that combine great soccer with great food and drinks.

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Al Fresco or Inside, La Tavola a Delicious Waterbury Italian Charmer

Al Fresco or Inside, La Tavola a Delicious Waterbury Italian Charmer

La Tavola, a neighborhood Italian restaurant on the western side of Waterbury, raises its umbrellas over several tables in its front patio to enable patrons to savor the relaxed atmosphere as they experience the exciting dining experience chef/owner Nicola Mancini Jr. offers daily, inside as well as outdoors.

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Connecticut Politics

by Jennifer Swift
Connecticut's Gubernatorial Race May Be Won in the Big Cities

Connecticut's Gubernatorial Race May Be Won in the Big Cities

This November’s gubernatorial election will be won—or lost—in Connecticut’s biggest towns.

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Gov. Malloy Signs Erin’s Law on Sexual Abuse Curriculum; Connecticut Joins Growing National Effort

Gov. Malloy Signs Erin’s Law on Sexual Abuse Curriculum; Connecticut Joins Growing National Effort

The Connecticut Senate passed Erin's Law Wednesday night, which requires age-appropriate sexual abuse education in schools.

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Arts & Entertainment

Film by A.D. Calvo Shot in New London Steps Away from Horror to Drama

Film by A.D. Calvo Shot in New London Steps Away from Horror to Drama

Director A.D. Calvo wrapped filming on his latest feature, "The Missing Girl," in New London at the end of June.

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Original Irish Play Staged in Unique 'Pub' Setting Returns in Danbury

Original Irish Play Staged in Unique 'Pub' Setting Returns in Danbury

Playwright Louisa Burns-Bisogno has spun a tale of Ireland, war, heartbreak and betrayal that unfolds like an intricate fiddle tune over the course of one evening at a quite pub in a small Irish village.

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Style & Shopping

Signed Volumes Inscribed to Glenn Close Part of Huge Newtown Book Sale

Signed Volumes Inscribed to Glenn Close Part of Huge Newtown Book Sale

The Friends of the C. H. Booth Library Book Sale will take place at the Reed Intermediate School in Newtown from July 12-16.

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Young Entrepreneur Opens Classic Italian Barber Shop in Middletown

Young Entrepreneur Opens Classic Italian Barber Shop in Middletown

Semso Cecunjanin, 22, opened Semmy's Barber Shop in June and hopes to bring the classic Italian barber shop experience to Middletown.

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Health & Wellness

Saint Mary's in Waterbury Latest Connecticut Hospital Tenet to Acquire

Saint Mary's in Waterbury Latest Connecticut Hospital Tenet to Acquire

Saint Mary’s Hospital and Tenet Healthcare Corporation have announced plans for Saint Mary’s to be acquired by a subsidiary of Tenet.

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Duncan Sheik, Connecticut Musician Raise Money for Make-A-Wish in Concert

Duncan Sheik, Connecticut Musician Raise Money for Make-A-Wish in Concert

Duncan Sheik and Connecticut musician Charlie Scopoletti are raising money for Make-A-Wish in a June 27 concert.

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History

NW Connecticut History Center Is in Former Office of a Black Panthers Trial Attorney

NW Connecticut History Center Is in Former Office of a Black Panthers Trial Attorney

The Canaan History Center will open its doors for the first time to the public on July 13, providing an opportunity for researchers to delve into the history of the area.

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Ridgefield Mansion Where Houdini Practiced Escapes For Sale; Robert Vaughn Once Owned It

Ridgefield Mansion Where Houdini Practiced Escapes For Sale; Robert Vaughn Once Owned It

Calling Ridgefield’s Sunset Hall a castle might be stretching the definition a bit but with 19,452 square feet, a ballroom, 11 bedrooms, and historic links to the United Nations and Harry Houdini the latest edition to our Connecticut Castle series is certainly fit for a king.

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Education

Yale Architects Design Hope: Middle East Peace Park in Israel, Jordan

Yale Architects Design Hope: Middle East Peace Park in Israel, Jordan

Two Yale University architects and urban designers are playing integral roles on plans for a Middle East Peace Park in Israel and Jordan.

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Connecticut Professor's Book Gets "House of Cards" Cameos on Netflix

Connecticut Professor's Book Gets "House of Cards" Cameos on Netflix

Kevin Gutzman’s book “James Madison and the Making of America” has been making cameos in the hit Netflix show “House of Cards” for two seasons.

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Connecticut Summer Dining: Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Lobster Rolls, Ice Cream and More

Connecticut Summer Dining: Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Lobster Rolls, Ice Cream and More

2014 Alice Washburn Architectural Award Winners

2014 Alice Washburn Architectural Award Winners

A sensitive architect resurrects a Civil-war era brownstone in Hartford.

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High-End Consignment in Connecticut: Designer Labels at Great Prices

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