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Ex-Governor John Rowland Found Guilty of Corruption on 7 Counts

Ex-Governor John Rowland Found Guilty of Corruption on 7 Counts

Former Gov. John G. Rowland was found guilty of campaign corruption charges stemming from his involvement in the failed 2012 5th District congressional campaign of Lisa Wilson-Foley and 2010 campaign of another candidate.

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Fighting Connecticut Food Insecurity Aided by a Delicious Fundraiser

Fighting Connecticut Food Insecurity Aided by a Delicious Fundraiser

Community Plates will host its annual fundraiser, entitled Food for All, Oct. 2 to raise money for its efforts in ending food insecurity in Fairfield County.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
Hana Tokyo Brings High-End Hibachi to Fairfield

Hana Tokyo Brings High-End Hibachi to Fairfield

When it’s done right hibachi is fun, silly and ultimately sizzlingly delicious, and Hana Tokyo, which recently opened, certainly does hibachi right.

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Best Creative Cocktails in Lower Connecticut, a Delicious CTbites List

Best Creative Cocktails in Lower Connecticut, a Delicious CTbites List

Though Connecticut may be a bit late to the party, the Craft Cocktail has finally, fully arrived. In fact, the drinks created at many local bars are as artful and artisanal as what's cooking in the kitchen.

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Connecticut Politics

by Jennifer Swift
Report on UConn's Economic Impact Becomes Governor's Race Political Football

Report on UConn's Economic Impact Becomes Governor's Race Political Football

A report released Wednesday on the University of Connecticut found it has a $3.4 billion annual economic impact on the state, with a future return that is expected to be brighter.

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Foley Ad Showing Malloy in Newtown on Day of Shooting Sparks Controversy

Foley Ad Showing Malloy in Newtown on Day of Shooting Sparks Controversy

The Connecticut Democratic Party called a digital ad criticizing Gov. Dannel P. Malloy put out by his gubernatorial opponent “out of bounds” and asked that it be taken down.

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Arts & Entertainment

James Taylor to Play Mohegan Sun Dec. 4; Tickets on Sale Sept. 19

James Taylor to Play Mohegan Sun Dec. 4; Tickets on Sale Sept. 19

Singer and songwriter James Taylor will play the Mohegan Sun Arena on December 4. Tickets go on sale on Friday, September 19 on Ticketmaster and at the box office the next day.

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‘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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Great Places to work 2014

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Style & Shopping

Katie Couric, Vogue Paris Like Connecticut Jewelry From Évocateur

Katie Couric, Vogue Paris Like Connecticut Jewelry From Évocateur

"Each piece conjures a story that’s yours to tell … tales of ancient times and memories of favorite places … the magic of new love … the glimmer of dreams just begun.”

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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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Health & Wellness

Facials and Fresh Salt Pair in a Girls Night at Saybrook Point Inn

Facials and Fresh Salt Pair in a Girls Night at Saybrook Point Inn

Saybrook Point Inn & Spa will host its monthly Girls Night Sept. 25, complete with spa treatments and a prix fixe menu from the fine dining restaurant Fresh Salt.

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Norwalk Hospital Honoring McGraw Family for $10 Million Gift

Norwalk Hospital Honoring McGraw Family for $10 Million Gift

Norwalk Hospital will honor the McGraw family of prominent Connecticut philanthropists at the hospital’s gala on Saturday, Sept. 27, being held at the Sono Field House in Norwalk.

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History

Go Inside, Even Fly In, World War II Bombers at Bradley Airport Event

Go Inside, Even Fly In, World War II Bombers at Bradley Airport Event

The amazing history and punishing force of American air power during World War II will come to life in hands-on fashion in Connecticut once again Sept. 22 to 24 at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks.

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JFK Assassination and Conspiracy Theories Are Topic at Mark Twain House Event

JFK Assassination and Conspiracy Theories Are Topic at Mark Twain House Event

More than 50 years later, the debate and conspiracy theories as to what happened on Nov. 22, 1963, in Dallas continue.

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Education

Daughter of Bridgewater Chocolate Founder a Crimson Tide Golf Phenom

Daughter of Bridgewater Chocolate Founder a Crimson Tide Golf Phenom

Mia Landegren, a graduate of Shepaug Valley High School in Washington, Conn., didn’t pout or become down when her freshman season with the University of Alabama women’s golf team began slowly.

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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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The Way We Worked

Sep 21, 2014 - Nov 4, 2014

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

September 20 through November 4, 9am – 5pm The Way We Worked is a fun and nostalgic look back at the history of working people in America. It draws from the rich photographic collections at the National Archives to illustrate the changes in the workforce and work environments. The Stamford Museum & Nature Center offers a supplementary exhibition that explores the history of the...

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Fairfield Day of Service

Sep 21, 2014

First Church Congregational of Fairfield invites you to work with us for a Day of Service on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. The Town and First Church are celebrating their 375th Anniversary.  Voluneers will assemble in First Church's parking lot at 9AM for a kick-off.Projects are all over town. There will be an interfaith worship service on Two Green between Sun Tavern and Museum and...

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Market Madness Sundays

Sep 21, 2014 - Oct 5, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Sunday.

Sundays, September 7 – October 5, 10 am – 3:30 pm Support local farmers and explore the SM&NC through hands-on activities and crafts. Our Sunday Farm Market runs through October 5 and will be the center of our Sunday programs. Participate in a self-guided craft on the Meadow, see oxen and goat demonstrations, and watch our North American River Otters — Bert and Edie...

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Kinetic Sculpture Adventure Race

Sep 21, 2014

It is a race that brings artists, engineers, and physical competitors together to create wacky sculptures that move across land and water – and it is finally coming to Connecticut. The state’s first-ever “Kinetic Sculpture Adventure Race” will take place in Farmington on Sunday, September 21 at 10 a.m., and is open to any person or group that is inspired to create an...

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“It Takes a Village, People...To Build a YMCA” Art Exhibition & FUNdraiser

Sep 21, 2014 - Oct 25, 2014

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

Join us for an art exhibition and FUNdraiser to support the building of the new Regional Community YMCA, scheduled to break ground this fall in Putnam. “It Takes a Village, People...To Build a YMCA” will run from September 13 – October 25 and will showcase an eclectic selection of original artwork by twenty-one different artists,...

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Civil War Living History Weekend

Sep 21, 2014 - Sep 21, 2014

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

Roseland Cottage hosts a Civil War living history weekend. Civilian and military re-enactors create a sense of life during the middle of the nineteenth century at a time the country was in the deadly grip of the Civil War. Activities include artillery and engineering demonstrations, military uniform and weaponry displays, camp life presentations, period children’s games and activities,...

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Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum’s Seventh Annual Old Fashioned Flea Market

Sep 21, 2014

For anyone who loves to hunt for treasures, repurposed furniture, decorative accessories, and curiosities of all kinds, the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum’s Old Fashioned Flea Market is the place to be on Sunday, September 21, 2014, 10-5 p.m. The event, chaired by LMMM Trustee Lynne Byington, takes place in Mathews Park, 295 West Avenue in Norwalk, CT. “Whether you enjoy...

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Illuminating the Word: The Saint John’s Bible

Sep 21, 2014 - Nov 2, 2014

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

This exhibition showcases a singular work of art: a handwritten and illuminated Bible commissioned by the Benedictine monks of Saint John’s University and Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota, to mark the dawn of the new millennium. This Bible is monumental in both size and scope: each of its nearly 1,150 pages, comprised in seven volumes, measures approximately 24 x 16 inches, and the...

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Annie Auditions

Sep 21, 2014 - Sep 27, 2014

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

Performing Arts Academy will hold auditions for the classic musical, Annie Jr., on Saturday, September 20 and September 27 from 10:00 am to 12:00 p.m.at Performing Arts Academy of CT (131 Bradley Rd, Woodbridge, CT). Child must be between the ages of 5 to 15 are welcome to audition. Those auditioning are asked to prepare one-minute of a song from a musical to sing for their...

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Between The Lines: Works by Carole P. Kunstadt

Sep 21, 2014 - Oct 10, 2014

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

Charter Oak Cultural Center presents Between the Lines:Works by Carole P. Kunstadt in its gallery.  The show includes the artist's past and current work . Kunstadt's works reference the material of books, deconstructing paper and text, and using it in metaphorical ways.  The artist took inspiration from an 1844 Parish Psalmody, transforming the book by slicing its pages...

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