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Ebola Concerns Have West Haven Family Quarantined After Return From Africa

Ebola Concerns Have West Haven Family Quarantined After Return From Africa

A family of six is quarantined in West Haven for 21 days after arriving in the U.S. from one of the Ebola-affected countries in West Africa, as per Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s recently enacted emergency protocol, city officials said.

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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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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

5 Best Things to Do in Connecticut This Weekend: UConn Huskies Forever, Scary Trolley Trip ...

5 Best Things to Do in Connecticut This Weekend: UConn Huskies Forever, Scary Trolley Trip ...

Our list of the top five things to do in Connecticut this weekend.

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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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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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WCSU Department of Theatre Arts will present "Twelfth Night"

Oct 24, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014

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

The WCSU Department of Theatre Arts will present "Twelfth Night" in the Studio Theatre in the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university's Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" is the original take on sexual identity and the vagaries of love. It combines mistaken identity with the plights of a cross-dressing...

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OUTDOOR ADVENTURES: Slithery, Slimy, Creepy, Crawly

Oct 24, 2014

Celebrate Halloween a little early! Meet some of our live scaly and crawly friends. Touch Connecticut's longest snake, meet a tarantula up close and personal, and feel some slimy tree frog feet. We'll discover how these 'icky' animals are really incredible. Recommended for all ages. Space is limited for our Outdoor Adventures programs. Pre-registration and pre-payment are...

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Author Talk and Book Signing by Ridgefield Author Todd Brewster

Oct 24, 2014

Author Talk and Book Signing by Ridgefield Author Todd Brewster Lincoln's Gamble: The Tumultuous Six Months that Gave America the Emancipation Proclamation and Changed the Course of the Civil War Friday, October 24, 2014 7:00 PM Family & Children's Aid 80 West Street Danbury, CT 06810 Tickets $25 per person Books available for sale by Books on the Common 10% of books sales...

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Annual 5X5 Dance Festival

Oct 24, 2014 - Oct 25, 2014

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

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The Wicked Witch of the West: Kansas or Bust

Oct 24, 2014 - Nov 2, 2014

Award-winning Pantochino Productions Inc. presents this new family musical by Bert Bernardi and Justin Rugg. “The Wicked Witch of the West: Kansas or Bust” is an imaginative and outlandish sequel to Dorothy’s journey in Oz.  The story begins in Kansas, where  a lonely Dorothy longs for more colorful adventures. But when the Wicked Witch of the West...

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On Your Toes (musical)

Oct 24, 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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Halloween Silent Movie Night Spooktacular

Oct 24, 2014

Christ Church School of the Arts will be showing the 1920 Silent Film, "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde" on Friday, October 24th at 7:30 p.m., Christ Episcopal Church, for our Halloween Silent Movie Night Spooktacular, now in its 5th year!  We are thrilled to welcome back renowned organist, Robert Humphreville, who will accompany the film. WEAR YOUR CREEPIEST COSTUME AND...

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The Johnny O'Neal Trio

Oct 24, 2014

The legendary Johnny O'Neil is back!! Right here in New Haven at The 9th Note along with Sharif Zaben on drums and Luke Sellick on bass. Check out this article from The New York Times. http://bit.ly/JohnnyONeil Johnny O'Neal is an American Neo-bop jazz pianist and vocalist. His playing ranges from the technically virtuosic to the tenderest of ballad interpretations. Though...

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Fall Faculty Dance Concert—“To Not Forget Crimea: Uncertain Quiet”

Oct 24, 2014

In response to recent political changes in Crimea, the premiere performance of “To Not Forget Crimea: Uncertain Quiet,” by Associate Professor of Dance Katja Kolcio, explores issues of historical memory, home, and cultural narrative as they relate to the history of Tatars, native Muslim inhabitants of Crimea, and their complex relationships with Ukraine and Russia. This event is...

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Sonatas and Interludes—Keyboard Music by Cage, Scarlatti, and Macbride

Oct 24, 2014

“In David Macbride's music, one finds technical skills of a high order, a direct lyricism that informs the most complex passages.” —Newsday David Macbride, Professor of Composition and Music Theory at The Hartt School of the University of Hartford, performs selected sonatas by John Cage, Domenico Scarlatti, and original works based on those composers for...

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