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On Heels of UConn's NCAA Titles, Student-Athletes Unionizing Has Traction

On Heels of UConn's NCAA Titles, Student-Athletes Unionizing Has Traction

State Rep. Patricia Dillon, D-New Haven, plans to sponsor legislation that will help eliminate barriers to athletes unionizing at public universities like UConn.

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Connecticut Catholics Welcome New Bishops

Connecticut Catholics Welcome New Bishops

After suffering through years of child sexual abuse scandals, wayward priests and waning influence, state catholics are ready for new leadership.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
‘Under the Tuscan Sun’ Author Brings Her Italian Wines to Connecticut

‘Under the Tuscan Sun’ Author Brings Her Italian Wines to Connecticut

'Under the Tuscan Sun' author Frances Mayes will be presenting her line of Italian wines in Connecticut in May.

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  Agave Grill's Spicy Barbecue Pork Tacos Praised in Food Network Magazine

Agave Grill's Spicy Barbecue Pork Tacos Praised in Food Network Magazine

Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, Food Network Magazine’s May issue features a story entitled “50 States of Tacos” and Agave Grill in Hartford is included.

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Connecticut Politics

by Jennifer Swift
Politico: Dodd Campaign Could Have Unknowingly Received Illegal Campaign Contributions

Politico: Dodd Campaign Could Have Unknowingly Received Illegal Campaign Contributions

Former Sen. Chris Dodd’s campaign may have been a recipient of illegal campaign contributions from a man who pleaded guilty Thursday to making $180,000 in illegal contributions and witness tampering, Politico reports.

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Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton Won't Back Down from Accusation

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton Won't Back Down from Accusation

Danbury Mayor and Gubernatorial Candidate Mark Boughton says he misspoke at a debate when he suggested a Democratic donor was appointed to a “high-paying position” because of a “quid pro quo” arrangement, but maintains the arrangement still stinks of a pay to play atmosphere in the state’s executive branch.

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Arts & Entertainment

Iraq Veteran, Ballet Dancer Roman Baca Brings Fallujah to West Hartford

Iraq Veteran, Ballet Dancer Roman Baca Brings Fallujah to West Hartford

The Ballet Theatre Company's 16 Annual Spring Repertory Performance will take place on May 3 at the University of Saint Joseph.

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Like ‘Survivor’ as Horror Movie: Haunted Camping Coming to Connecticut

Like ‘Survivor’ as Horror Movie: Haunted Camping Coming to Connecticut

Be afraid, be very afraid. For two nights in July terror will take over a Connecticut campground, for the entertainment of paying guests.

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Style & Shopping

Own a Piece of Connecticut Landmark Where Bogart, Bacall, Liz Taylor Stayed

Own a Piece of Connecticut Landmark Where Bogart, Bacall, Liz Taylor Stayed

The entire collection of antiques from the Silvermine Tavern in Norwalk will be sold at an estate sale on April 25-27.

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Stuart Weitzman Fantasy Shoes for Sale in Greenwich 'Art & Sole' Event

Stuart Weitzman Fantasy Shoes for Sale in Greenwich 'Art & Sole' Event

Fantasy art shoes from the Stuart Weitzman Collection will be sold at the store in Greenwich, and Jane Weitzman will be signing copies of her book 'Art & Sole' as part of Art to the Avenue.

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Health & Wellness

Old Saybrook Dad Writes Book on His Son's Triumph Over Autism

Old Saybrook Dad Writes Book on His Son's Triumph Over Autism

“I want people to read it, see that there’s hope. Nobody could tell us what things would look like in five or 10 years, we didn’t know anyone like this. I want people to know that they’re not alone, and that there is hope,” Steven Yates said.

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Safe Staffing: Connecticut Nurses Lobby for Hospitals to Report Levels

Safe Staffing: Connecticut Nurses Lobby for Hospitals to Report Levels

A coalition of healthcare unions and others in Connecticut are worried about staffing levels in hospitals and lobbying for a bill that would implement a new state reporting requirement.

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History

AMC's 'Turn' Features Connecticut Spies of the American Revolution

AMC's 'Turn' Features Connecticut Spies of the American Revolution

They always say the truth is more compelling than fiction. In the case of AMC's "Turn," a healthy dose of both is making for some great TV. Set during the American Revolution, "Turn," chronicles the true story of the Culper Spy Ring, which operated in and around New...

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Aaron Burr's Treason Trial Explored in Litchfield, Town With Strong Ties to Burr

Aaron Burr's Treason Trial Explored in Litchfield, Town With Strong Ties to Burr

It was Aaron Burr’s treason trial that drew listeners to the Litchfield Historical Society recently to listen to Prof. R. Kent Newmyer, a professor of law and history at the University of Connecticut School of Law, who discussed his book, “The Treason Trial of Aaron Burr: Law, Politics, and the Character Wars of a New Nation.”

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Education

'DamNation' Takes Top Honors at Environmental Film Festival at Yale

'DamNation' Takes Top Honors at Environmental Film Festival at Yale

"DamNation," a documentary film by Travis Rummel and Ben Knight, won top prize at the 2014 Environmental Film Festival at Yale.

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Sale of Oprah Winfrey's New Chai Tea to Aid Some Connecticut Students

Sale of Oprah Winfrey's New Chai Tea to Aid Some Connecticut Students

Pathways to College at James Hillhouse High School is one of four programs that will benefit from every sale of Oprah Winfrey’s new product, Teavana Oprah Chai Tea. The tea will hit the shelves at Teavana and Starbucks locations April 29.

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Spring Osprey/Eagle Cruises on RiverQuest

Apr 19, 2014 - Apr 27, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Sunday and Saturday.

Cruise from RiverQuest's home berth at Eagle Landing State Park in Haddam to search for our returning Ospreys and resident Bald Eagles. Along the edge of the Connecticut River there are two Bald Eagle’s nests we will view and give updates. There are also numerous Osprey nests. Some of the Ospreys are already nesting on navigation aids and man made platforms and some are just...

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Purchase Repertory Theatre Presents Blood Wedding

Apr 19, 2014 - Apr 19, 2014

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

In the hill country of Spain, a man learns his former fiancee is to be married, and a passion awakens in him that will not be quenched until he has destroyed her wedding day. Lorca’s gorgeous, poetic tragedy explores the mystery of love and questions the social rules of civilized life 4/18 - 4/19 | 7:30 pm & 4/19 | 1:30 pm 4/23 - 4/26 | 7:30 pm & 4/26 | 1:30 pm

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Magic, Comedy & F$#R Letter Words!

Apr 19, 2014

18+ Magic and Comedy Show at Trinity on Main Theater in New Britain, CT featuring Jim Spinnato and David Garrity. Come to the Trinity on Main Theater in New Britain, CT to laugh and be amazed by hilarious comedy magic from two professional magicians who are known worldwide. Comedy magicians Jim Spinnato and David Garrity will be presenting their laugh-inducing 18+ magic and comedy show,...

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Damn Yankees – The Red Sox Version

Apr 19, 2014 - Jun 21, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Friday and Saturday.

Batter up! Just in time for baseball season comes the muscular musical comedy about a Red Sox super-fan who is transformed into a star slugger after he makes a deal with the devil — and his sexy associate, Lola. Goodspeed re-imagines a Broadway classic that swings for the fences, no matter which team you root for. In the game of love and baseball, you gotta have "Heart"...

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Senior Recital—Julius Thor Bjornson

Apr 19, 2014

A senior music recital by Julius Thor Bjornson, “Apropos Spaces.”

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Maz Jobrani @ Foxwoods Comedy Club

Apr 19, 2014 - Apr 19, 2014

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

Come see groundbreaking, culture-barrier-busting comedy from the hysterical Maz Jobrani @ The Foxwood Comedy Club from April 17th-19th. Show times:  Thursday April 17th @ 8:00pm  Friday April 18th @ 8:00pm  Saturday April 19th @ 8:00pm & 10:30pm

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“Oral Fixations—Drawings by Julia Randall”

Apr 19, 2014 - May 24, 2014

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

From strange hybrid “Lovebirds” to disembodied mouths and monumental bubblegum, the subjects of Assistant Professor of Art Julia Randall's drawings seduce the viewer. The exhibition “Oral Fixations” is a ten-year retrospective of the meticulous, hyperrealist drawings by Ms. Randall. As the artist explains, she sees the mouth as "the threshold of the id,"...

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Spring 2014 Theatrical Educational Classes

Apr 19, 2014 - Jun 19, 2014

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

  AUDITIONS NOTICE   Slant of Light Productions is pleased to announce auditions   for the February 2014 New Play Reading Series reading of PAIN IN THE NECK, by Rachel    Teagle.    When a mysterious stranger enters the lives of Jenny and Mina…mystery and chaos    ensues…   Casting the following roles (Non-AEA ONLY):   JENNY – always on the verge...

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93rd Annual Elected Artist Exhibition and the Lyme-Old Lyme Junior Women’s Club Art Show

Apr 19, 2014 - Jun 1, 2014

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

Each spring the Lyme Art Association’s Elected Artists display their finest work in the historic building’s sky-lit main galleries.  This year the Lyme-Old Lyme Junior Women’s Club returns with its benefit exhibition and sale of work by invited local artists, on view in the upstairs Goodman gallery and in the newly remodeled lower level galleries. 

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Blossoms | a Flower Photo Show

Apr 19, 2014 - Jun 27, 2014

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

Award winning botanical photographer, Barbara Reiner of Awesome Photos in New Haven, has developed a unique archival process to present her work which is on display & available for purchase at Chestnut Fine Foods, 1012 State St., New Haven, CT. We look forward to seeing you.    With almost half a century of creative experience, Barbara has always loved flowers,...

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