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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

Where to See Fireworks in Connecticut: 2016

Where to See Fireworks in Connecticut: 2016

No matter where you live in Connecticut, we have a fireworks destination that will knock your socks off.

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Connecticut Native Treat Williams Talks Upcoming Projects

Connecticut Native Treat Williams Talks Upcoming Projects

Golden Globe- and Emmy Award-nominated actor Treat Williams was born and raised right here in Connecticut. He talks to Connecticut Magazine about his upcoming projects.

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7 Summer Fun Activities through the Month of July

7 Summer Fun Activities through the Month of July

From Crafts on the Green in Guilford to the Craft Brew Races in New Haven, there's lots to do this July.

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Style & Design

After 40 Years, New Milford's Elephant’s Trunk Flea Market Still Going Strong

After 40 Years, New Milford's Elephant’s Trunk Flea Market Still Going Strong

There's something for everyone — browsers, treasure hunters, deal-seekers, entrepreneurs and up-cyclers. Items range from toys and books for kids to a mixed bag of antiques, collectibles, yard-sale wares and new, unused goods for adults.

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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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The Connecticut Table

An insider's view of the Connecticut dining scene
Pony Up with The National and Greenwich Polo Club; CTbites

Pony Up with The National and Greenwich Polo Club; CTbites

Let Geoffrey Zakarian’s new restaurant The National pack your lunch for a day at the Greenwich Polo Club.

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25 Can’t-Miss Spots For Casual Outdoor Dining and Drinking

25 Can’t-Miss Spots For Casual Outdoor Dining and Drinking

From rooftop retreats to waterside hangouts, this list includes some of our favorite casual outdoor hotspots, places where the sun is warm, the breeze is cool and the living is easy.

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The North House Harnesses History of Avon Old Farms Inn, Offers Fresh Menu, Feel

The North House Harnesses History of Avon Old Farms Inn, Offers Fresh Menu, Feel

The new restaurant combines the best of the architecture and historical significance with more contemporary dining choices, a “brown” bar featuring one of the area’s largest selections of scotches and whiskeys and an ever-changing trendy beer menu.

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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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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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Summer Adventures Registration

Jul 2, 2016 - Jul 15, 2016

This August, summer takes a different twist with two engaging and creative programs at the Connecticut Historical Society.  In the two-day Time Travelers events, which take place 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. August 16 and 18 or August 23 and 25,  children age 5-6 will be able to “visit” Connecticut from the 1600s - 1900s to experience how kids spent their day.  The...

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Yale Research Study for 6-13 yr olds – Dogs and Robots!

Jul 2, 2016 - Oct 13, 2016

Do you have a child between the ages of 6 and 13? Join us on the Yale Central Campus for a 1-hour study of how children interact with robots or dogs.  Email us at yaleiilab@gmail.com, or call us at (203) 432-8361 for more information, or to schedule your appointment. Parents are now being paid $15 per child participant.  Children will get a certificate of appreciation, a small toy,...

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Sunday Walking Tours of Compo Cove with Westport Historical Society

Jul 2, 2016 - Aug 21, 2016

Join us for a tour of Old Mill at Compo Cove, the inspiration behind our summer exhibit “the beautiful POND” led by artist Judith Orseck Katz and Robin Tauck of Tauck Tours.   “Come walk with me,” the artist writes, “to the Mill Pond, out over the bridges that float above the water, where you’re suspended between the arc of the sky and the...

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Michele Mirisola: Room

Jul 2, 2016 - Jul 23, 2016

Kathy McCarver Root and her gallery, KMR Arts, proudly present the gallery’s newest exhibition, “Room”, paintings by Michele Mirisola. The exhibition will open with a reception with the artist on May 14, 2016 from 4 - 6 pm and will continue until July 23, 2016.  Michele Mirisola is a New York born and based artist. The paintings in “Room”are a...

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2016 Sunken Garden Poetry Festival

Jul 2, 2016 - Aug 17, 2016

Wednesday, June 22 Heather McHugh & Sunken Garden Poetry Chapbook Winner Music: The Meadows Brothers   Sunday, July 10 Brian Turner & Doug Anderson Music: Logan Vath Featuring Veterans’ Art Show & Workshop   Wednesday, July 20 Ed Hirsch & Clare Rossini Music: Lords of Liechtenstein   Sunday, August 7 ...

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Embodiment /Exploration textile inspired pottery

Jul 2, 2016 - Aug 5, 2016

"Embodiment/Exploration"  Adero Willard pottery inspired by textile designs -- from American quilts to hand-sewn Indian wedding dresses. Adero Willard plays with surfaces in ways similar to the textile artist: overlap, camouflage, veiling, and decorating. Her newest pieces use a traditional sgraffitto technique,  imagery is carved into the top layer of the paint to...

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Music Mountain Welcomes Swingtime Big Band!

Jul 2, 2016

Saturday, July 2 (6:30pm) brings Swingtime Big Band back to Music Mountain for their ninth season playing the best of the Swing Era! By George! – Big Band Gershwin! For their ninth annual visit to Music Mountain, Swingtime Big Band celebrates the music of George Gershwin on the 100th anniversary of his first song being published! Saturday evening will also feature special centennial...

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Hollywood Vampires at Foxwoods Resort Casino

Jul 2, 2016

A super-group comprised of rock royalty and a Hollywood superstar, the Vampires will hit the stage at Foxwoods Resort Casino, offering fans a non-stop, energetic rock concert like no other, performing their new single “Bad As I Am” from their new deluxe album, as well as renditions of popular classics including “My Generation,” “Whole Lotta Love,” and a...

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Comedian Greer Barnes

Jul 2, 2016

Actor and Comedian Greer Barnes takes the COMIX Mohegan Sun stage for three nights, four shows Thur.-Sat., June 30- July 2 at 8 p.m., with a special “Nasty Show” Sat. at 10:30 p.m. Greer Barnes has maintained his reputation as one of today’s most respected stand-up comedians while simultaneously distinguishing himself as a diverse actor in various television, commercial and...

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Hollywood Vampires at Foxwoods Resort Casino

Jul 2, 2016

A super-group comprised of rock royalty and a Hollywood superstar, the Vampires will hit the stage at Foxwoods Resort Casino, offering fans a non-stop, energetic rock concert like no other, performing their new single “Bad As I Am” from their new deluxe album, as well as renditions of popular classics including “My Generation,” “Whole Lotta Love,” and a...

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