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Connecticut College Students Join a Suit Against Google

Connecticut College Students Join a Suit Against Google

This suit deals with undisclosed email scanning but digital privacy concerns in Connecticut extend beyond university accounts

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Operation Sunshine: The Nautilus & Its Top-Secret Mission to the North Pole

Operation Sunshine: The Nautilus & Its Top-Secret Mission to the North Pole

In 1958, in response to the launch of Sputnik, President Eisenhower ordered a Connecticut submarine crew on a mission where no one had gone before.

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Did the World’s First Round-Trip Dirigible Voyage Happen in Hartford?

Did the World’s First Round-Trip Dirigible Voyage Happen in Hartford?

Forgotten Flight: Decades before the Wright Brothers Bridgeport inventor Charles F. Ritchel set out to conquer the skies.

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Best Connecticut Spots for Fun on the Water

Best Connecticut Spots for Fun on the Water

Looking for some cool summer fun? We have boatloads of recommendations: The Sound, lakes, rivers, seaports, aquariums, museums, lighthouses, water parks and waterfalls.

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Arts & Entertainment

Where to See Fireworks in Connecticut: 2016

Where to See Fireworks in Connecticut: 2016

No matter where you live in Connecticut, we have a fireworks destination that will knock your socks off.

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Connecticut Native Treat Williams Talks Upcoming Projects

Connecticut Native Treat Williams Talks Upcoming Projects

Golden Globe- and Emmy Award-nominated actor Treat Williams was born and raised right here in Connecticut. He talks to Connecticut Magazine about his upcoming projects.

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7 Summer Fun Activities through the Month of July

7 Summer Fun Activities through the Month of July

From Crafts on the Green in Guilford to the Craft Brew Races in New Haven, there's lots to do this July.

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Style & Design

After 40 Years, New Milford's Elephant’s Trunk Flea Market Still Going Strong

After 40 Years, New Milford's Elephant’s Trunk Flea Market Still Going Strong

There's something for everyone — browsers, treasure hunters, deal-seekers, entrepreneurs and up-cyclers. Items range from toys and books for kids to a mixed bag of antiques, collectibles, yard-sale wares and new, unused goods for adults.

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Stepping Out: June 2016

Stepping Out: June 2016

The United Way honors community fundraisers, Grammy winner Angelique Kidjo at the YWCA's In the Company of Women luncheon, celebrity chefs raise money for the Robert Irvine Foundation at the Savor in Style Charity Gala, and more.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
Pony Up with The National and Greenwich Polo Club; CTbites

Pony Up with The National and Greenwich Polo Club; CTbites

Let Geoffrey Zakarian’s new restaurant The National pack your lunch for a day at the Greenwich Polo Club.

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25 Can’t-Miss Spots For Casual Outdoor Dining and Drinking

25 Can’t-Miss Spots For Casual Outdoor Dining and Drinking

From rooftop retreats to waterside hangouts, this list includes some of our favorite casual outdoor hotspots, places where the sun is warm, the breeze is cool and the living is easy.

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The North House Harnesses History of Avon Old Farms Inn, Offers Fresh Menu, Feel

The North House Harnesses History of Avon Old Farms Inn, Offers Fresh Menu, Feel

The new restaurant combines the best of the architecture and historical significance with more contemporary dining choices, a “brown” bar featuring one of the area’s largest selections of scotches and whiskeys and an ever-changing trendy beer menu.

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SIFT Bake Shop a Breath of Fresh Air in Mystic

SIFT Bake Shop a Breath of Fresh Air in Mystic

At this new, French-focused bakery, about 3,000 croissants are made each week, and require the work of two pastry chefs for eight hours a day, for a total of 80 hours of hard croissant labor. Chocolate, almond cream, vegetable and raspberry are among the customer favorites.

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Health & Science

The Ice Treatment Cometh: Super-Cold Cryotherapy Arrives in CT

The Ice Treatment Cometh: Super-Cold Cryotherapy Arrives in CT

The device is capable of lowering the temperature to minus 250 degrees Fahrenheit, colder by far than the lowest temperature ever recorded on the planet.

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Connecticut Red Cross Critical in Local Disasters

Connecticut Red Cross Critical in Local Disasters

The Connecticut Red Cross helps local communities through blood collection, disaster relief, health and safety services, international services and support for America’s military families.

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Goshen Farmers' Market

Jul 2, 2016

This event occurs weekly on Saturday.

A CT Grown Farmers Market held at a quaint CT Vineyard.  Featuring farm fresh produce, grass fed beef, honey, syrup, jams and jellies, baked goods, goat milk soap, wooden crafts, knitted items and much much more.

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Connecticut River Museum Paddle Explorations Program

Jul 2, 2016 - Oct 10, 2016

Rent a canoe, kayak or paddleboard and see the three beautiful coves of Essex at your own pace.  Historic buildings and wildlife abound on the shores of these secluded inlets.  Rentals are available by 2 hour, 4 hour, or all day (7 hour) increments, and paddlers are provided with all the necessary gear including PFDs and a chart of the river around Essex.  Discounts for museum...

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"Turns of Phrase" Art Exhibition

Jul 2, 2016 - Jul 9, 2016

Heather Gaudio Fine Art is pleased to present its upcoming exhibition “Turns of Phrase” featuring sculpture by John Clement and paintings by Matthew Heller.  The exhibition will be held June 4-July 9, with an opening reception for the artists on Saturday, June 11 from 5-7pm.   John Clement brings color and monumentality to three-dimensional curvilinear forms made of...

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21st Century Works

Jul 2, 2016 - Aug 9, 2017

The New Britain Museum of American Art’s construction of a new wing has given the Museum a unique opportunity to reassess the layout of our galleries and significantly increase the artworks from our permanent collection on view. As part of the transition to our new, expanded facility, we are very excited to unveil the revamped McKernan Gallery in late summer, which will now showcase...

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Exhibit: America's Pastimes: Sports and Recreation in Litchfield

Jul 2, 2016 - Nov 27, 2016

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

ports and recreation are universal experiences. Whether we make it to the big leagues or never leave our backyards, these activities play important roles in our lives. They help us form connections with family, friends, and neighbors. Activities encourage us to move, to think, and to interact with our surroundings. The Litchfield Historical Society’s new exhibit America’s Pastimes:...

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Grove Street Cemetery Historical Tours

Jul 2, 2016 - Nov 26, 2016

This event occurs weekly on Saturday.

One (1) Hour Walking Tour of Historical Notables Noah Webster Dictionary

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Travel Details: Paintings by Merrill French

Jul 2, 2016 - Jul 31, 2016

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

Travel Details by Merrill French is on view at the Cooper & Smith Gallery through July.  Opening reception on Friday, June 24, 5 - 8 p.m. From the geometry of architecture to the weave of branches or the anatomy of muscle in the haunch of a Saratoga racehorse, details mesmerize in the paintings of Merrill French. A distant bend in a pebble-lined track anticipates the...

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Boundary Conditions

Jul 2, 2016 - Feb 28, 2017

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

Artist Soo Sunny Park transforms the Museum’s Lewitt Family Staircase into a sea of dancing light, reflection, and shadow. The installation floats above the staircase landing, altering its space with natural light and creating a new experience for visitors each time.

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Midsummer Fantasy Renaissance Faire

Jul 2, 2016 - Jul 4, 2016

This event occurs weekly on Sunday and Saturday.

The Midsummer Fantasy Renaissance Faire is a world of history and imagination with an interactive village full of music, magic and fun for all ages.  Explore an interactive fantasy world set in a time long ago where elves, fairies, orcs, goblins,  animal-kin, dwarves, and magic are real.  Patrons are encouraged (though not required) to dress up as one of our fantasy races to...

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Eric Aho: An Unfinished Point in a Vast Surrounding

Jul 2, 2016 - Aug 14, 2016

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

Challenging what it means to be a landscape artist today, Eric Aho incorporates historical research and personal relationships into his work. Aho breaks from traditional portraiture by representing the landscape in a dynamically abstract form. The exhibition showcases a suite of recent works, some of which are on public view for the very first time—be among the first to view Aho’s...

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