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Ex-Governor John Rowland Found Guilty of Corruption on 7 Counts

Ex-Governor John Rowland Found Guilty of Corruption on 7 Counts

Former Gov. John G. Rowland was found guilty of campaign corruption charges stemming from his involvement in the failed 2012 5th District congressional campaign of Lisa Wilson-Foley and 2010 campaign of another candidate.

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Fighting Connecticut Food Insecurity Aided by a Delicious Fundraiser

Fighting Connecticut Food Insecurity Aided by a Delicious Fundraiser

Community Plates will host its annual fundraiser, entitled Food for All, Oct. 2 to raise money for its efforts in ending food insecurity in Fairfield County.

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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
Hana Tokyo Brings High-End Hibachi to Fairfield

Hana Tokyo Brings High-End Hibachi to Fairfield

When it’s done right hibachi is fun, silly and ultimately sizzlingly delicious, and Hana Tokyo, which recently opened, certainly does hibachi right.

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Best Creative Cocktails in Lower Connecticut, a Delicious CTbites List

Best Creative Cocktails in Lower Connecticut, a Delicious CTbites List

Though Connecticut may be a bit late to the party, the Craft Cocktail has finally, fully arrived. In fact, the drinks created at many local bars are as artful and artisanal as what's cooking in the kitchen.

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Connecticut Politics

by Jennifer Swift
Report on UConn's Economic Impact Becomes Governor's Race Political Football

Report on UConn's Economic Impact Becomes Governor's Race Political Football

A report released Wednesday on the University of Connecticut found it has a $3.4 billion annual economic impact on the state, with a future return that is expected to be brighter.

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Foley Ad Showing Malloy in Newtown on Day of Shooting Sparks Controversy

Foley Ad Showing Malloy in Newtown on Day of Shooting Sparks Controversy

The Connecticut Democratic Party called a digital ad criticizing Gov. Dannel P. Malloy put out by his gubernatorial opponent “out of bounds” and asked that it be taken down.

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Arts & Entertainment

James Taylor to Play Mohegan Sun Dec. 4; Tickets on Sale Sept. 19

James Taylor to Play Mohegan Sun Dec. 4; Tickets on Sale Sept. 19

Singer and songwriter James Taylor will play the Mohegan Sun Arena on December 4. Tickets go on sale on Friday, September 19 on Ticketmaster and at the box office the next day.

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‘Welcome to New York’ Film a Big Break for Connecticut Actress

‘Welcome to New York’ Film a Big Break for Connecticut Actress

Shown at the Cannes Film Festival, “Welcome to New York” has special meaning for Connecticut actress Anna Lakomy, who plays Gerard Depardieu's assistant.

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Great Places to work 2014

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Style & Shopping

Katie Couric, Vogue Paris Like Connecticut Jewelry From Évocateur

Katie Couric, Vogue Paris Like Connecticut Jewelry From Évocateur

"Each piece conjures a story that’s yours to tell … tales of ancient times and memories of favorite places … the magic of new love … the glimmer of dreams just begun.”

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Oriental Rugs as Essential Style: Woodbury Shop Marks 10th Anniversary

Oriental Rugs as Essential Style: Woodbury Shop Marks 10th Anniversary

Karen Reddington-Hughes didn’t start out wanting to be an Oriental rug specialist, but for 10 years she has been very successful at it.

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Health & Wellness

Facials and Fresh Salt Pair in a Girls Night at Saybrook Point Inn

Facials and Fresh Salt Pair in a Girls Night at Saybrook Point Inn

Saybrook Point Inn & Spa will host its monthly Girls Night Sept. 25, complete with spa treatments and a prix fixe menu from the fine dining restaurant Fresh Salt.

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Norwalk Hospital Honoring McGraw Family for $10 Million Gift

Norwalk Hospital Honoring McGraw Family for $10 Million Gift

Norwalk Hospital will honor the McGraw family of prominent Connecticut philanthropists at the hospital’s gala on Saturday, Sept. 27, being held at the Sono Field House in Norwalk.

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History

Go Inside, Even Fly In, World War II Bombers at Bradley Airport Event

Go Inside, Even Fly In, World War II Bombers at Bradley Airport Event

The amazing history and punishing force of American air power during World War II will come to life in hands-on fashion in Connecticut once again Sept. 22 to 24 at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks.

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JFK Assassination and Conspiracy Theories Are Topic at Mark Twain House Event

JFK Assassination and Conspiracy Theories Are Topic at Mark Twain House Event

More than 50 years later, the debate and conspiracy theories as to what happened on Nov. 22, 1963, in Dallas continue.

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Education

Daughter of Bridgewater Chocolate Founder a Crimson Tide Golf Phenom

Daughter of Bridgewater Chocolate Founder a Crimson Tide Golf Phenom

Mia Landegren, a graduate of Shepaug Valley High School in Washington, Conn., didn’t pout or become down when her freshman season with the University of Alabama women’s golf team began slowly.

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Yale's Tax Exempt New Haven Property Assessed at $2.5 Billion

Yale's Tax Exempt New Haven Property Assessed at $2.5 Billion

ale University, a premier, world-renowned research institution, takes up large portions of downtown, and doesn’t pay taxes on its dorms, classrooms, libraries, research labs or the grassy oases inside the residential quads.

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Poetic Pilgrimage Workshop—“The Art of Rhyme: Exploring Islam and Hip Hop through Verse Writing”

Sep 20, 2014

In this workshop, London's spoken word duo Poetic Pilgrimage will explore the topic of Islam and hip hop using poetry and verse writing, supported by a live DJ. After a short lecture, participants will have an opportunity to write a four-bar verse on a topic relating to the subject of Islam and hip hop. Poetic Pilgrimage will coach participants through the writing and performing process, and...

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Will Dogs and Cats Become Legal Citizens?

Sep 20, 2014

Should dogs and cats have the same legal rights as their human owners? Will pets be given the status of citizens? While dogs and cats were once wild animals, today they are family members and surrogate children. A little more than 100 years ago, our pets didn’t warrant the mere legal status of property, but now they have more rights and protections than any other animal in the country....

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Stamford Museum & Nature Center Facility Use

Sep 20, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014

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

September 1 – December 31, After 5pm For a truly unique and memorable venue, host your event or meeting on the picturesque 118-acre former estate of Henri Bendel. With a working farm, handicapped accessible woodland trails, observatory, interactive art gallery and planetarium, the Stamford Museum & Nature Center is the ideal spot for your next company outing, off-site...

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Somewhat Off the Wall 2014

Sep 20, 2014

Somewhat Off the Wall, a unique art exhibition and party from which guests take home original works of art, will be held on Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 5-9pm in the Lobby of 360 State, 360 State Street, New Haven. This year’s event features drawings, jewelry, paintings, photography, pottery, prints, textiles, and glass by 48 outstanding artists who have each donated three...

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Fall Ball- Rio on the River

Sep 20, 2014

  The 2014 Fall Ball fundraiser for the Connecticut River Museum is presented by Essex Wellness Center, will be hosted by WFSB’s Scot Haney and held on the waterfront grounds of the Museum, Saturday, September 20 at 6:00 pm.  The Honorary Chairpersons of the gala are Andy & Gail Morris. The evening of fabulous Brazilian fare begins with cocktails and hors...

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Hollywood Restaurants of the Gold Age

Sep 20, 2014

George Geary’s 10th book will be the focus of this class. Growing up in the Southern California area and working in many Hollywood locations George has created a book about the history of these Restaurants of a bygone era and also packed with the recipes. George’s wit and humor show through in his numerous cookbooks, making it fun and easy to understand culinary concepts. When not in a...

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Farm To Table

Sep 20, 2014

The Stamford Museum & Nature Center invites you to its inaugural farm-to-table supper celebrating the bounty of summer. Join us for an exceptional dining experience amidst the permanent collections in the Bendel Mansion Museum Galleries as Chef Brian Lewis, of Elm Restaurant in New Canaan, works his magic during four courses of delicious seasonal foods, paired with a selection of...

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Under the Streetlamp with special guests Gentleman's Rule

Sep 20, 2014

Fresh off filming their highly anticipated second PBS special, Under The Streetlamp, America’s hottest new vocal group, performs an electrifying evening of classic hits from the American radio songbook. Exuding the irresistible rapport of a modern day Rat Pack, the quartet — recent leading cast members of the Tony Award-winning musical “Jersey Boys” — deliver an...

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Brash and Energetic Pete Correale To Blitz The Stage Comix at Foxwoods Comedy Club

Sep 20, 2014 - Sep 20, 2014

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

Comix At Foxwoods presents Entertainment Weekly’s “Top 10 Comics To Watch,” Julian McCullough for a three-night, four-performance event set to kick off on Thursday, Sept. 18 at 8 p.m. Pete Correale, considered one of the most requested acts in the comedy chains, is notorious for his "brash and energetic" humor, which has gained him international praise and...

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Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn

Sep 20, 2014 - Dec 6, 2014

This event occurs weekly on Friday and Saturday.

Happy holidays! Check into the tuneful world-premiere musical about a Connecticut farmhouse transformed into a jubilant nightspot — but only on holidays. From Valentine's Day to the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving to Christmas, expect a cornucopia of hit songs by Irving Berlin in a dance-dizzy romance based on the classic film that first starred Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby. Raise a...

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