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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

BACKSTAGE: Richard Dreyfuss, 'Love & Murder' in Hartford, & Greenwich's Rising Star

BACKSTAGE: Richard Dreyfuss, 'Love & Murder' in Hartford, & Greenwich's Rising Star

Richard Dreyfuss says in portraying real-life characters in which audiences are already somewhat familiar, the trick is the unexpected. “Drama consists of surprises, and you have to give them something new or something deeper. Your job is to make people sit up in their chairs and pay attention.”

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6 Things To Do in October

6 Things To Do in October

Six Great October Events

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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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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 Stairs Below: The Mansion’s Domestic Servants,

Sep 28, 2016 - Oct 30, 2016

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

For the first time in the history of the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, its Servants’ Quarters will open to the public and feature a new exhibition entitled, The Stairs Below: The Mansion’s Domestic Servants, 1868-1938. This exhibition will open on Oct. 14, 2015, 12-4 p.m. and run through Oct. 30, 2016, with a preview at the LMMM Gala on Oct. 10th, 295 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT....

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Yale Research Study for 6-13 yr olds – Dogs and Robots!

Sep 28, 2016 - Oct 13, 2016

Do you have a child between the ages of 6 and 13? Join us on the Yale Central Campus for a 1-hour study of how children interact with robots or dogs.  Email us at yaleiilab@gmail.com, or call us at (203) 432-8361 for more information, or to schedule your appointment. Parents are now being paid $15 per child participant.  Children will get a certificate of appreciation, a small toy,...

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Members' Exhibition - New Haven Paint & Clay Club

Sep 28, 2016 - Oct 15, 2016

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

The New Haven Paint and Clay Club’s annual Members’ Exhibition features work by our active artist members. The exhibition of this historic art club, founded in 1900, includes paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture. Opening reception on Sunday, September 25 from 2-5pm. Awards will be presented at 3pm. Closing reception on Saturday, October 15 from 5-7pm. Gallery hours are...

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Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz (a new musical)

Sep 28, 2016 - Nov 27, 2016

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

An awkward girl with a golden voice blossoms into Judy Garland in the inspirational new musical about the bumpy road to "Oz." The future superstar's complicated childhood comes alive with heartbreak, hope and the music that made her famous. "I Can't Give You Anything But Love," "You Made Me Love You" and "Over the Rainbow" sweeten the story of...

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Lyman Orchards' Corn Maze

Sep 28, 2016 - Nov 6, 2016

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

It's a Maze of Historic Proportions! Get lost in the Corn Maze this year and help the Lyman Family celebrate 275 years of farming the land here in Middlefield. It’s a fun-filled adventure nearly three centuries years in the making. Challenge yourself to our special 275th anniversary corn maze featuring of the historic Lyman Orchards’ Homestead.   • 4 acres...

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Legally Blonde the Musical Jr

Sep 28, 2016 - Dec 10, 2016

Auditions which will be on Sept 15-16 at 4pm-7pm and Sept 16 at 9am-12pm. “A fabulously fun international award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde JR. follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. This action-packed musical explodes on the stage with memorable songs and dynamic dances. Equal...

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Beyond Labels Exhibit

Sep 28, 2016 - Oct 8, 2016

Beyond Labels Opening Reception Saturday, September 10th 6pm-9pm Exhibit on display till October 8th Beyond Labels introduces the viewer to a cross-section of Connecticut artists of Hispanic/Latino heritage not previously represented in the region. Like the rich ethnic and cultural amalgam of their birth, they work and express their creativity in diverse media and visual idioms. Beyond...

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N.A.R.T.’s 60th Anniversary Celebration: 1957 - 1983

Sep 28, 2016

New England Auto Museum will be hosting the two short films and discussion on Wednesday, September 28th from 6:30-9PM. The event will start promptly with an hour long hors d’ oeuvre and wine/beverage pre-show event. Seating is limited so, please reserve your tickets on our website at www.neautomuseum.org Of course, weather permitting some classic Ferraris will be on display at the event.

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Voting in CT, Then & Now

Sep 28, 2016

Please join us on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. for a very timely topic; transitions in Connecticut politics and voting laws over the centuries. Does it seem like the gulf between Democrats and Republicans is at an all-time high? Do you ever wonder why campaigning can’t happen inside a polling place?  Or when women and minorities got the right to vote?  Connecticut...

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Queens for a Year

Sep 28, 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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