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Connecticut Adds 11,500 Jobs in September, Unemployment at 6-Year Low

Connecticut Adds 11,500 Jobs in September, Unemployment at 6-Year Low

Connecticut’s unemployment rate hit its lowest point in nearly six years as 11,500 jobs were added in the state during September, the state Department of Labor said Monday.

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Connecticut Hacker and Member of Anonymous Pleads Guilty

Connecticut Hacker and Member of Anonymous Pleads Guilty

During 2010’s Operation Payback Anonymous members unleashed a digital arsenal on organizations that opposed Internet piracy and WikiLeaks. A UConn student took part in the operation.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
New South End Restaurant Delights New Canaan With Creative Cuisine

New South End Restaurant Delights New Canaan With Creative Cuisine

In early July CTbites previewed the opening of South End, the newest addition to the New Canaan restaurant scene. Nearly two months of frenzied activity has confirmed the local appreciation that the creative cuisine of Chef Nicholas Martschenko is alive on Pine Street.

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New Ceviche Latin Kitchen in Middlebury: Sizzling Cuisine and Cocktails

New Ceviche Latin Kitchen in Middlebury: Sizzling Cuisine and Cocktails

This new Latin fusion restaurant offers a wide variety of mouthwatering dishes to choose from.

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Connecticut Politics

by Jennifer Swift
Malloy Leads Foley by 1 Percentage Point in Latest Quinnipiac Poll

Malloy Leads Foley by 1 Percentage Point in Latest Quinnipiac Poll

After a deluge of ads and multiple debates, the gubernatorial race between incumbent Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Republican Tom Foley remains in a virtual tie with Joe Visconti still not making a difference in the outcome.

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Tom Foley Closed U.S. Manufacturing Plant, Consolidated Jobs in Mexico

Tom Foley Closed U.S. Manufacturing Plant, Consolidated Jobs in Mexico

Tom Foley, when he owned T.B. Wood’s Sons, closed several plants and consolidated operations, mainly to an updated plant in Mexico.

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Arts & Entertainment

WFSB’s Kara Sundlun Was 'Love Child' of a Governor, New Book Recounts

WFSB’s Kara Sundlun Was 'Love Child' of a Governor, New Book Recounts

Kara Sundlun, the Emmy-winning co-host of "Better Connecticut" on WFSB, has written a book entitled "Finding Dad: From Love Child to Daughter."

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Milford Ghost Walk Turns Scary When the Warrens, Devil Mentioned

Milford Ghost Walk Turns Scary When the Warrens, Devil Mentioned

Cynthia Wolfe Boynton intended her Spirits of Milford Ghost Walk to be entertaining and historical, but on the first time out Saturday, something chilling happened in front of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church on River Street when Boynton talked about paranormal investigators Lorraine and the late Ed Warren.

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Style & Shopping

Vintage and Handmade Style at The Haven Collective in New Haven

Vintage and Handmade Style at The Haven Collective in New Haven

The Haven Collective pairs the vintage style of Vintanthromodern Vintage and American-made products of (23rd/1st) with a rotating array of pop-up retailers in new shop to open Friday, October 24.

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Fireplaces and Stoves: What You Need to Know About Adding One to Your Home

Fireplaces and Stoves: What You Need to Know About Adding One to Your Home

If you’re looking to add a fireplace or upgrade the one you have, start with this expert advice.

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Health & Wellness

Coping With Stress: Advice on How to Recognize and Deal With It

Coping With Stress: Advice on How to Recognize and Deal With It

The upcoming holiday season can be the most stressful time of year. Here's some advice for how to cope.

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16-Week Premature Twins Faced Seemingly Insurmountable Odds to Live

16-Week Premature Twins Faced Seemingly Insurmountable Odds to Live

Born 16(!) weeks early, Graig and Zoe Uzarski have faced serious medical challenges to just survive.

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History

The Way We Went Potty: Wethersfield Museum Restores Historic Outhouses

The Way We Went Potty: Wethersfield Museum Restores Historic Outhouses

Rare 18th-century bathrooms at Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum that offer a unique glimpse of the past are in the process of being restored.

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Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame Celebrates Innovative Women This Year

Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame Celebrates Innovative Women This Year

The 21st Annual Induction Ceremony & Celebration for the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame will celebrate women who have pushed boundaries in the areas of design and innovation. The ceremony will take place on October 29 in Hartford.

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Education

Filmmaking Master’s Program a New ‘Star’ at Sacred Heart University

Filmmaking Master’s Program a New ‘Star’ at Sacred Heart University

Sacred Heart University's Film and Television Master's Program (FTMA) emphasizes the art of storytelling through a conservatory-like year-long program.

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Documentary Ban Fuels Critics of Yale's University of Singapore Affiliation

Documentary Ban Fuels Critics of Yale's University of Singapore Affiliation

The controversy over Yale University’s joint college with the National University of Singapore, in which critics charge that Yale should not be in cooperation with the city-state’s authoritarian regime, was recently reignited over a documentary banned by the government.

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Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn

Oct 23, 2014 - Dec 4, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Wednesday and Thursday.

Happy holidays! Check into the tuneful world-premiere musical about a Connecticut farmhouse transformed into a jubilant nightspot — but only on holidays. From Valentine's Day to the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving to Christmas, expect a cornucopia of hit songs by Irving Berlin in a dance-dizzy romance based on the classic film that first starred Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby. Raise a glass of...

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Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn

Oct 23, 2014 - Dec 4, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Wednesday and Thursday.

Happy holidays! Check into the tuneful world-premiere musical about a Connecticut farmhouse transformed into a jubilant nightspot — but only on holidays. From Valentine's Day to the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving to Christmas, expect a cornucopia of hit songs by Irving Berlin in a dance-dizzy romance based on the classic film that first starred Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby. Raise a...

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On Your Toes (musical)

Oct 23, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014

Gangsters, vaudeville, and the Russian Ballet come together in this riotous, romantic musical romp. With a magnificent score by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, featuring such musical theatre classics as “There’s a Small Hotel” and “Slaughter on Tenth Avenue,” this spectacular production will be a collaboration of Hartt’s Theatre, Dance, and the Instrumental Studies Divisions....

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David Bromberg & Larry Campbell

Oct 23, 2014

Only Slightly Mad, these two Grammy Award winning artists make their Infinity Hall Hartford debut on stage together for an amazing night of music and comradery that is not to be missed. Weaving in and out of the same musical circle the songs and the stories shared by these two artists unfold in a sea of pickin’, grinnin’ and unparalleled musicianship.

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Marshall Tucker

Oct 23, 2014

The Marshall Tucker Band is definitely one of the KINGS of Southern Rock. Take the Highway, Can’t You See, Heard It In A Love Song, Fire On The Mountain, This Ol’ Cowboy, 24 Hrs. At A Time, Searchin’ For A Rainbow....

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International Comedic Genius Steve Byrne Invades Comix at Foxwoods For Three Nights Starting October 23

Oct 23, 2014 - Oct 25, 2014

Comix At Foxwoods will play host to stand-up sensation and comedic innovator Steve Byrne starting Thursday, October 23 at 8:00 p.m.  Steve Byrne has risen through the ranks of the comedy world to become one of the industry’s most innovative and sought-after performers. He has evolved throughout his early years into an extremely versatile entertainer that continues to deliver...

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Jazz Jam Session hosted by NB5 @ 9th Note EVERY THURSDAY!

Oct 23, 2014 - Jan 29, 2015

This event occurs weekly on Thursday.

*** The 9th Note Presents *** Every Thursday Night! NO COVER! NB5 Hosts an Open Jam Session The BEST Jazz Jam in Southern CT! ALL instrumentalists/vocalists welcome!!!! Mic, guitar/bass amps, grand piano, and drums provided. Come hang and sit-in at New Haven's best Jazz venue, The 9th Note! *No cover. Just great music, fantastic food, and cool cocktails.* House band includes:...

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David Bromberg & Larry Campbell

Oct 23, 2014

Only Slightly Mad, these two Grammy Award winning artists make their Infinity Hall Hartford debut on stage together for an amazing night of music and comradery that is not to be missed. Weaving in and out of the same musical circle the songs and the stories shared by these two artists unfold in a sea of pickin’, grinnin’ and unparalleled musicianship.

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Wee Faerie Village

Oct 23, 2014 - Nov 8, 2014

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

The artists and designers creating the over two dozen faerie-scaled installations must recount Lewis Carroll’s classic tale, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” in a steampunk setting. Imagine a Victorian world viewed through a steam-powered futuristic lens.  Times: Tues. – Sat. 10am – 5pm & Sun. 11am – 5pm Open Mad Hatter Monday (October 13)...

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Host Homes Needed for Playhouse on Park’s NYC Actors

Oct 23, 2014 - Aug 1, 2015

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

WEST HARTFORD, CT – Playhouse on Park is seeking families to host actors from New York during its 2014-15 Season. Length of time varies: a stay is 6 weeks on average, but can range from several days to 10 weeks. Actors require a private bedroom and access to a bathroom and kitchen. Hosts may volunteer yearly or as often as they desire. To learn more about this enriching experience,...

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