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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

Dance for World Peace Raises Money for Mission Trip to Tanzania; June 25

Dance for World Peace Raises Money for Mission Trip to Tanzania; June 25

The fourth annual Dance for World Peace will take place at The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center on June 25 and raise money to provide eye care in Tanzania.

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2016 Sunken Garden Poetry Festival Features Current Poet Laureate

2016 Sunken Garden Poetry Festival Features Current Poet Laureate

The 2016 Sunken Garden Poetry Festival opens June 22 with Heather McHugh. Festival will feature current US poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera.

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Comedian Dennis Miller Joins Bill O'Reilly on Tour at Mohegan Sun; June 18

Comedian Dennis Miller Joins Bill O'Reilly on Tour at Mohegan Sun; June 18

Comedian Dennis Miller and television host Bill O'Reilly will bring their Who Wants To Be President? 2016 Tour to the Mohegan Sun Resort Casino on June 18.

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Style & Design

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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Stepping Out: Shakespeare in Bloom, Big Red For the Arts, Wines of March and more

Stepping Out: Shakespeare in Bloom, Big Red For the Arts, Wines of March and more

Shakespeare on the Hartford Stage, the Stamford Umbrella Club's car raffle, the Greater Hartford Arts Council held its annual fundraiser, and more.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
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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CTBites: Solid Choices at Tavern 489 in Stamford

CTBites: Solid Choices at Tavern 489 in Stamford

The brainchild of owners Eric Monte and Partner/Executive Chef Regis Saget, Tavern 489 offers an eclectic menu, paired with various beer and wine selections in a rustic environment.

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CT’s Best Clambakes & Pig Roasts: 2016 Edition

CT’s Best Clambakes & Pig Roasts: 2016 Edition

These Connecticut caterers and restaurants will help you make the most out of the fresh, delicious New England seafood with their beautifully prepared clambakes. If you prefer a summertime cook out, we’ve also included places for pig roasts and BBQs. Make summer catering simple and just hire one of these experts.

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British and Italian Cuisines Collide at Dere Street

British and Italian Cuisines Collide at Dere Street

British and Italian cuisines collide in the newly opened Dere Street restaurant in Newtown.

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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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Thames River Art and Craft Show

Jun 26, 2016 - Jun 26, 2016

An outdoor art and craft show on the beautiful Mitchell College campus featuring artists and crafters from across New England. A full menu of festival food will be available and local musicians and a drum circle will add to the festivity.

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"Turns of Phrase" Art Exhibition

Jun 26, 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

Jun 26, 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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Passengers From the Past Weekend with the Gillettes!

Jun 26, 2016 - Jun 26, 2016

This event occurs weekly on Sunday and Saturday.

Join us at Essex Steam Train & Riverboat in Essex, CT this summer as we host living history during our Passengers From the Past Weekends, throughout the entire month of June! The platform at Essex Station will be transformed into a historical stage every weekend in June, where riders will be joined by some of our country’s most iconic and culturally influential figures,...

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2016 Annual Newtown Historical Society House & Garden Tour

Jun 26, 2016

20th ANNUAL NEWTOWN HISTORICAL SOCIETY HOUSE AND GARDEN TOUR - 2016 Sunday, June 26, 11AM - 5PM, Rain or Shine Advance Tickets $25, Day of Tour $30 Children ages 8 -12, Advance $10, Day of Tour $15 (203) 426-5937 * www.newtownhistory.org * www.facebook.com/newtownhistoricalsociety HOMES AND GARDENS OF NEWTOWN AND SANDY HOOK The 2016 Newtown Historical Society’s House and...

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Travel Details: Paintings by Merrill French

Jun 26, 2016 - Jul 31, 2016

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

From the geometry of architecture to the weave of branches or the anatomy of muscle in a Saratoga racehorse, details mesmerize in the paintings of Merrill French. By road or rail, her subjects travel great distances, from city to town and country to country. Merrill French’s art has been recognized with the Catherine L. Wolfe Award, the Elizabeth Stanton Blake Award and a Medal of Honor...

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Boundary Conditions

Jun 26, 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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Travel Details: Paintings by Merrill French

Jun 26, 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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Insect Extravaganza

Jun 26, 2016

Explore the world of our six-legged friends, and some other invertebrates too, as we celebrate the opening of our newest exhibition, FARMERS, WARRIORS, BUILDERS: The Hidden Life of Ants. Meet our live teaching invertebrates and search for boneless beasts in our stream, pond, and forest. Come across some animals that eat insects for dinner and have the chance to try some edible insects yourself,...

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David London's Weekend of Magic

Jun 26, 2016 - Jun 26, 2016

David London's Weekend of Magic June 25 & 26, 2016 Lyric Hall  827 Whalley Ave. New Haven, CT 06515   Tickets: http://newhavenmagic2016.bpt.me/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/1132271903480761/ Lyric Hall: www.lyrichallnewhaven.com   Magician David London combines magic with storytelling, comedy, puppetry, philosophy,...

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