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The CONNsumer: Avoid the Pain of Returns By Knowing the Rules

The CONNsumer: Avoid the Pain of Returns By Knowing the Rules

In Connecticut, most local retailers offer an exchange or refund. But they don’t have to. The state allows businesses to establish whatever exchange and refund policy they like, as long as it’s posted conspicuously.

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Derby Creator of ‘Defender’ Facemask Sole Survivor of Plane Crash

Derby Creator of ‘Defender’ Facemask Sole Survivor of Plane Crash

The Derby businessman responsible for a baseball catcher’s mask designed to help prevent concussions was the sole survivor of a deadly plane crash last weekend in New York.

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UPDATE: Woodbridge Doctor James Magner Eliminated from 2016 WSOP

UPDATE: Woodbridge Doctor James Magner Eliminated from 2016 WSOP

Dr. James Magner, the Woodbridge doctor profiled here and in the July 2016 issue of Connecticut Magazine after finishing 27th in the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event, winning over $250,000, was eliminated in Day 3 of this year's competition. Here's his story of the 2016 tournament.

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BEACHCOMBING: ‘The History of America in Toys’

BEACHCOMBING: ‘The History of America in Toys’

A colorful history is on display at the Barker Character, Comic & Cartoon Museum in Cheshire. Its 80,000 items are jaw-dropping to behold, especially for the baby boomers who grew up on Howdy Doody, Lassie and Superman.

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Arts & Entertainment

BACKSTAGE: Broadway's 'If/Then' at The Bushnell, the Malloys Yuk It Up, Bruce Vilanch's New Goodspeed Musical

BACKSTAGE: Broadway's 'If/Then' at The Bushnell, the Malloys Yuk It Up, Bruce Vilanch's New Goodspeed Musical

Bruce Vilanch, the comic writer for Bette Midler, many Oscar telecasts and the go-to gag man on Hollywood Squares, has crafted a script to Sign of the Times, a new musical that will receive a developmental production at Goodspeed’s Norma Terris Theatre in Chester.

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8 Events to Get You Through the Steamy Month of August

8 Events to Get You Through the Steamy Month of August

Set sail with the Model Yacht Regatta at Mystic Seaport, wander through the Sunflower Maze at Lyman Orchards, bring your pup to Woofstock in Branford and much more during the month of August.

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Westport Native Courtney A. Kemp Debuts Third Season of Hit STARZ Show "Power"

Westport Native Courtney A. Kemp Debuts Third Season of Hit STARZ Show "Power"

Westport native Courtney A. Kemp combined characteristics from her father and rapper 50 Cent when she created "Ghost" in the popular STARZ show "Power," which comes back for it's third season on July 17.

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Style & Design

Mother-Daughter Jewelry Designs Worn by Celebrities in Support of Local Charities

Mother-Daughter Jewelry Designs Worn by Celebrities in Support of Local Charities

Stamford-based mother-and-daughter jewelry business supports local charities.

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New Luxury Guesthouse Tall Tales Sprouts up at Saybrook Point Inn & Spa

New Luxury Guesthouse Tall Tales Sprouts up at Saybrook Point Inn & Spa

The original plan was for the new, six-room boutique “beach house” in Old Saybrook to be a bit more diminutive than the elegant Three Stories next door. But flood elevations kept rising, necessitating engineering changes that resulted in a taller-than-expected building.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
Craft Cruising: 7 Connecticut Beer & Wine Events

Craft Cruising: 7 Connecticut Beer & Wine Events

Our monthly look at what's happening in the world of beer, wine and more.

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Fresh from the Dock to your Table at Citarella Greenwich

Fresh from the Dock to your Table at Citarella Greenwich

Citarella Gourmet Market brings the freshest seafood to Greenwich.

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Review: The Cottage, Westport

Review: The Cottage, Westport

Star Connecticut Chef’s New Spot Offers Laid-back Gourmet Cuisine

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21 Destination Connecticut Wineries with Great Dining Options

21 Destination Connecticut Wineries with Great Dining Options

Every winery on our list serves some edible delight, from meats to vegan specialties, cheeses to chocolates, antipasto to fondue and fruit pies to pizza pies.

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Health & Science

Fighting Zika From Connecticut

Fighting Zika From Connecticut

A Meriden company moves forward with a vaccine as state officials monitor mosquito population

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Bridgeport Non-Profit Homes for the Brave Provides Help to Veterans

Bridgeport Non-Profit Homes for the Brave Provides Help to Veterans

Bridgeport-based organization Homes for the Brave provides housing and support to veterans who served our country.

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Classic Hits 98.7 WNLC Ocean Beach Park Classic Car Cruise Night

Jul 31, 2016 - Aug 29, 2016

This event occurs weekly on Sunday.

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Essex Clipper Lunch & Dinner Train!

Jul 31, 2016 - Sep 4, 2016

This event occurs weekly on Sunday, Friday and Saturday.

Bring the whole family to Essex Station and be transported to another era during an intimate & unique dining experience on the ESSEX CLIPPER DINNER TRAIN, as featured in the “Memorable Meals” section of USA Today!   All Aboard the elegant Essex Clipper Lunch & Dinner Train for a three of four-course meal served in beautifully restored 1920’s...

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Howie Day : Free Concert

Jul 31, 2016

Since his insanely successful major debut “Stop All the World,” the Maine native has been touring the globe and constantly creating! Howie's highly energetic performances include his chart-topping hits “Collide,” “She Says, “ “Perfect Time of Day,” “Be There,” and new favorites from his latest album "Lanterns". Howie...

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Zorba the Musical

Jul 31, 2016 - Aug 14, 2016

This event occurs every 3 week(s) on Sunday, Friday and Saturday.

"Zorba," the irrepressible musical, will run from Saturday, July 30 through Sunday, Aug. 14, with Friday and Saturday performances at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday shows at 2:30 p.m. at The Gary The Olivia Theater at the Abbey of Regina Laudis in Bethlehem. From the hugely successful Tony Award winning song writing team of Kander & Ebb (Chicago,...

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Zorba the Musical

Jul 31, 2016 - Aug 14, 2016

This event occurs every 3 week(s) on Sunday, Monday and Saturday.

"Zorba," the irrepressible musical, will run from Saturday, July 30 through Sunday, Aug. 14, with Friday and Saturday performances at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday shows at 2:30 p.m. at The Gary The Olivia Theater at the Abbey of Regina Laudis in Bethlehem. From the hugely successful Tony Award winning song writing team of Kander & Ebb (Chicago,...

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LAST COMIX STANDING ROUND 1

Jul 31, 2016

It's that time of year again, when comics from all over the Northeast see if they have what it takes to win Last COMIX Standing! For 5 years, Last COMIX Standing has provided stagetime for some of the brightest comedic stars in the area. Each winner has gone on to have very successful careers as club headliners. Season 6 will be no different, as it is going to be the biggest one yet with...

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Bye Bye Birdie

Jul 31, 2016 - Sep 4, 2016

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

Put on a happy face! Army-bound rock star Conrad Birdie's farewell appearance in Sweet Apple, Ohio is the talk of the town. But it's a teenage crisis for new "steadies" Hugo and Kim: she just won the chance to give Birdie one last kiss before boot camp. Kids, parents and show folk collide in the Goodspeed debut of the hip-swiveling musical comedy set at the dawn of the...

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KC and The Sunshine Band

Jul 31, 2016

Named for the band leader’s home state of sunny Florida, KC and The Sunshine Band has been getting people up and dancing for almost 50 years. Their 1975 album, containing dance-party-inducing #1 hits “Get Down Tonight,” “That’s The Way (I Like It)” and “Rock Your Baby,” went triple platinum and scored KC an American Music Award for Best...

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A Sign of the Times

Jul 31, 2016 - Sep 4, 2016

This event occurs weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

1965. The pulse of a changing era lures Cindy from Middle America to the swirl of Manhattan. Unexpected friends, lovers, careers and conflicts are all a subway ride away in a pop-fueled new musical featuring songs made famous by Petula Clark and other hit-makers of the day. "I Know a Place," "The Shoop Shoop Song" and "If I Can Dream" are among the fabulous...

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Exhibit Opening: “the beautiful POND”... at Westport Historical Society

Jul 31, 2016 - Sep 3, 2016

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

Westport Historical Society announces the opening of a new exhibit to celebrate Old Mill Pond on Sunday, May 15, 3 - 5 pm. The charming town of Westport, CT can attribute its very existence, in large part, to the Sherwood Mill Pond. As the first working mill and first commercial enterprise in what is now part of Westport, the pond’s grist mill (c. 1705) gave the area the commerce...

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