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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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The Artists of Gallery One at Provenance Center: "Attention Closely Paid"

Apr 19, 2014 - Apr 19, 2014

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

Thirteen artists explore the healing force of deep attention during extended periods in the creative process. Each of the Artists of Gallery One pays attention in their unique way to their own chosen interest, to their own silent voice. By dwelling in their creative process for extended periods of time, they each gain a deeper and richer understanding of the meaning in their work. If the...

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BLACK • WHITE • COLOR • LIGHT:The Sun as Art: NASA Photographs

Apr 19, 2014 - May 26, 2014

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

March 22 - May 26, 9am – 5pm Colossal black charcoal drawings on white vellum capture the intricate details of two of our most precious natural resources: bison and trees. Artist Rick Shaefer, from Fairfield, juxtaposes the majesty and frailty of nature in his life-size renditions. Twenty stunning, full-color, high-resolution images of the star with which we live demonstrate the...

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April Exhibit at the Geary Gallery in Darien, CT

Apr 19, 2014 - Apr 19, 2014

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

The Geary Gallery of Darien proudly presents “Splatter Art” featuring the amazing new landscape oils of Fairfield painter, Karl Soderlund. His exhibit runs April 1 – 19. The Geary Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 576 Boston Post Road, Darien, CT 06820. (203) 655-6633. www.gearygallery.com  

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Earthplace Birds of Prey Feeding

Apr 19, 2014 - Jun 28, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Saturday.

 Come see the Earthplace Birds of Prey feeding time. Our staff will answer your questions while the birds eat their daily meal. All ages.

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10th Annual Heckscher Farm Egg Hunt & Excellent Eggs at Overbrook

Apr 19, 2014

Children ages six and younger can bring their own baskets and hunt for hundreds of eggs that will be hidden all over Heckscher Farm. Eggs will be distributed throughout the two-hour event. Once eggs have been collected, they can be turned in for a goody bag. Parents and older siblings are welcome to come along in support. The gates of the farm will open at 10 am. Please note only one...

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Artist Corner Sale

Apr 19, 2014 - May 31, 2014

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

IAIS is proud to highlight the artistry of Takara Matthews during the months of April and May.  Takara, a member of the Abenaki Sokoki tribe is a Champion Women’s Fancy Dancer and Jingle Dress Dancer.  For sale will be a variety of beaded purses, medallions, earrings.  Takara also proudly serves her country as Airman 1st Class in the Vermont Air National Guard.  

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Terzetto; Expressions of Spring Art Exhibition

Apr 19, 2014 - Apr 27, 2014

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

Celebrations in Pomfret, CT, invites you to join us for an art exhibition that heralds spring and features local talent Frances Kornbluth, Donna O'Scolaigh Lange, and Ann Rosebrooks. Join this trio of friends for a Meet the Artists Reception on Saturday, March 1st from 4 - 7 pm, with complimentary refreshments and live music by Peter Lange. All are welcome to this free event. "Terzetto;...

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Pennachio Jewelers' Diamond Pendants Treasure Hunt

Apr 19, 2014 - Apr 30, 2014

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

For the third time in as many years, Pennachio Jewelers is planning an anniversary promotion that will send participants on a treasure hunt, actually four separate treasure hunts, throughout Connecticut.  This year's version has many new twists, most notably there being four prizes instead of just one.  Four separate diamond pendants, valued at $1,000 each, will be hidden somewhere within...

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Shipmates for Fifty Years

Apr 19, 2014 - Apr 30, 2014

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

An exhibition and sale of works by mentor and student, artist and biographer, and best friends, Dwight William Tryon (1849-1925) and Henry Cooke White (1861-1952). Admission is free. Visitors are welcome and encouraged Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or online anytime at www.cooleygallery.com.  

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Wesleyan Youth Gamelan Ensemble Classes

Apr 19, 2014 - May 1, 2014

Only $30 for a semester of lessons and rehearsals. No prior experience necessary. Your child can visit on the first day to try the gamelan—if they like it, sign them up! The Youth Gamelan Ensemble was founded as a Center for the Arts program in 2002 by Wesleyan Artist in Residence I.M. Harjito, who guides the group along with University Professor of Music Sumarsam and Director Joseph...

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