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It’s Connecticut Magazine’s 50th anniversary year, so throughout 2021 we're looking back through our archives from each month and remembering some of the moments that have helped shaped our state.

November cover gallery

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In November 1994 we profiled New Haven native Michael Bolton, then one of the most (controversially) popular pop stars in the U.S. 

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In 1974, just a year after a global fuel shortage, a gas surplus had stations dueling it out by lowering prices to draw in customers.

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Pepperidge Farm’s bakery plant in Bloomfield was chosen as one of 19 Connecticut “Great Places to Work” in November 2010.

Stories from the archives

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This month and next we’re rounding out our year-long look at Connecticut Magazine’s first 50 years with a selection of articles that have earned special recognition from the Society of Professional Journalists.

In the wake of decades of suburban drift, Rebirth on Main Street (April 1980) looks at attempts by our major cities to reinvent themselves.

"Road Rage (February 2003) examines the traffic problems on I-95 between Greenwich and New Haven, consistently among the worst in the country. 

Lary Bloom writes about Mia Farrow’s work in protecting children in Darfur from the ongoing violence in Mia’s Children (January 2007).

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“Our Treasures” (August 2011) is a guided tour of some of the world-class art in our state's museums.

"The Greatest Song (July 2007) is the story of how Fred Parris, at Savin Rock in 1954, wrote one of the most enduring love songs of our time. Sing it with us: Shoo doot and shoo be doo

These and more articles from Connecticut Magazine's 50-year history can be found at connecticutmag.com/archives