November 2018

UConn basketball is an important part of our state's identity. The last few years have been hard for the state's once-proud program, but new head coach Dan Hurley just might be the man to bring back some of that faded glory. Speaking of turning things around, we take a close look at how Chris Murphy, Connecticut's junior U.S. senator and a growing presence on the state and national political arenas, is helping the Democratic Party find its focus. Also this month: We once again have searched the state for Great Places to Work, and also take a look at a few workers who make their workplaces great; and at UConn health, a psychedelic drug is showing surprising promise in psychotherapy treatment.

In This Issue:

Connecticut is home to some great companies, but here are a dozen that offer employees more than just a paycheck.

For many, the pantry is a bit nostalgic, conjuring up simpler times. It’s a closet or walk-in space in the kitchen, or nearby, with shelves lining the walls from floor to ceiling. From canned to boxed goods, paper towels and other non-perishables, everything seems to be stored in there.

This & That

Christopher Wigren doesn’t want people to merely read his new book, Connecticut Architecture: Stories of 100 Places. He hopes we will go out and see for ourselves the state’s rich variety of sites and even discover some we never knew existed. Perhaps even some that didn’t make it into the book.

Where & When

Tim Allen is a busy man, from the Fox reboot of Last Man Standing to a national stand-up comedy tour and the upcoming release of Toy Story 4. He swings through the state this month with stops at the Palace Theatre in Stamford Nov. 15 and Foxwoods Resort Casino Nov. 16.

Eat & Drink

When Tyler Cox, the brewmaster at Outer Light Brewing Co. in Groton, decided he wanted to learn how to make a brut IPA, he did something both obvious and brilliant. He called the San Francisco breweries that had first brewed the new style.


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