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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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Firecracker 5K

Jun 26, 2016

The Travel Insured International Firecracker, a 5K and 2-mile race hosted by the Glastonbury River Runners, will take place at 8 a.m. on Sunday, June 26, 2016, at Rotary Field in Glastonbury, Connecticut.

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Sing Mozart's "Requiem:" Registration Open

Jun 26, 2016 - Jul 5, 2016

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

Singers are invited to rehearse and perform the Mozart Requiem this July with the Music on the Hill Summer Chorus led by Artistic Director Ellen Dickinson. Register by July 5th! Rehearsals are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7 to 9 p.m., starting July 5th at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Wilton, 48 New Canaan Road (Route #106). Concert: Thursday, July 28, at 8 p.m., also...

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FARMERS, WARRIORS, BUILDERS-The Hidden Life of ANTS

Jun 26, 2016 - Sep 5, 2016

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

Daily, June 18 –Sept. 5, Monday - Saturday 9 am - 5 pm; Sundays 11 am - 5 pm. Ants are everywhere, living complex and diverse lives that are mostly hidden from our view. Now, with the aid of a macro lens and the insights of ant expert and photographer Mark Moffett, the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) and the Smithsonia's National Museum of Natural...

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Market Madness Sundays

Jun 26, 2016 - Aug 28, 2016

This event occurs weekly on Sunday.

Sundays, June 12 - August 28, 10 am - 2 pm (no program on 6/26) Support local farmers and explore the SM&NC through hands-on activities! Our Sunday Farm Market will be the center of our Summer Sunday programs. Join us weekly for a self-guided craft on the meadow, farm animal meetings, and lunch with Bert & Edie, our North American River Otters. At 11 am, join us for "Treats and...

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Connecticut River Museum Paddle Explorations Program

Jun 26, 2016 - Oct 10, 2016

Rent a canoe, kayak or paddleboard and see the three beautiful coves of Essex at your own pace.  Historic buildings and wildlife abound on the shores of these secluded inlets.  Rentals are available by 2 hour, 4 hour, or all day (7 hour) increments, and paddlers are provided with all the necessary gear including PFDs and a chart of the river around Essex.  Discounts for museum...

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The SM&NC Sunday Farm Market Is Back!

Jun 26, 2016 - Oct 9, 2016

This event occurs weekly on Sunday.

Sundays June 12 Through October 9. 10 am to 2 pm Many favorites are returning and we've added some new vendors to offer a larger variety of items. We'll be selling our very own Heckscher farm-fresh eggs, maple syrup made in our own maple sugar "shack," and wool from our flock of sheep. There will be weekly farm-related family activities with our "Market...

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Stories from Near and Far: Refugee Artists in New Haven

Jun 26, 2016 - Sep 10, 2016

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

The evocative artwork and poignant personal stories of six New Haven artists/refugees who withstood imprisonment, persecution, fear and anxiety, and even death threats in some of the most repressive countries in the world comprise a new exhibition at the New Haven Museum (NHM): “Stories from Near and Far: Refugee Artists in New Haven.” The exhibit will be on view from Wednesday,...

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Kid Stuff: Children's Items in the Museum Collection

Jun 26, 2016 - Sep 18, 2016

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

Exhibit of children’s clothes, dolls, samplers, artwork, school exercises, and rewards of merit. Admission to the exhibit also includes self-guided tours of the 1639 Whitfield House. Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10:00-4:30. Free parking.

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Connecticut River Museum Paddle Explorations Program

Jun 26, 2016 - Oct 10, 2016

Rent a canoe, kayak or paddleboard and see the three beautiful coves of Essex at your own pace.  Historic buildings and wildlife abound on the shores of these secluded inlets.  Rentals are available by 2 hour, 4 hour, or all day (7 hour) increments, and paddlers are provided with all the necessary gear including PFDs and a chart of the river around Essex.  Discounts for museum...

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INVADERS!

Jun 26, 2016 - Oct 10, 2016

Opening April 1st, the Connecticut River Museum’s latest exhibit INVADERS: They come by Air, Land, and Water focuses on the impact that various invasive plant and animal species have had on the Connecticut River and its environs, told through fantastic artwork, specimens, and a videography among other means.  The exhibit will be accompanied by several related lectures throughout the...

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