Scholarship Honors Connecticut Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

08/01/14

Scholarship Honors Connecticut Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

TJ Lobraico died defending others last September. Now a scholarship at Western Connecticut has been established in his memory.

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European Style of Emporium, Kiko Milano Cosmetics Coming to Yale Shops

07/31/14

European Style of Emporium, Kiko Milano Cosmetics Coming to Yale Shops

The shops at Yale and Yale University Properties announced Thursday afternoon the signing of lease agreements with two international retailers, Emporium DNA and Kiko Milano, for "one of the prime retail corners in New Haven," at 1 Broadway.

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DeLauro Proposes 1-Cent Tax on Each Teaspoon of Sugar in Soft Drinks

07/31/14

DeLauro Proposes 1-Cent Tax on Each Teaspoon of Sugar in Soft Drinks

With high rates of obesity, diabetes and related illnesses prevailing across the United States, U.S. Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro on Wednesday proposed the Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Tax Act, or SWEET Act.

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Teachers Sweeten Summer as Owners of Milford Soft Serve Ice Cream Truck

07/30/14

Teachers Sweeten Summer as Owners of Milford Soft Serve Ice Cream Truck

Fairfield High School teachers Stefanie and Pat Cole serve delicious ice cream off their truck Milford Soft Serve through the summer months.

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The Charles W. Morgan Returns to Connecticut

07/30/14

The Charles W. Morgan Returns to Connecticut

It left, it has returned! The last wooden whaleship is back as historic voyage draws to a close.

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Pepe's Pizza Makes Boston Opening Official; Lines Up Brookline Site

07/30/14

Pepe's Pizza Makes Boston Opening Official; Lines Up Brookline Site

Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana has entered into an agreement to acquire the space that is currently operating as The Fireplace (since 2001) in Brookline, Mass.

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Jazz Helps Heal Jimmy Greene, Whose Daughter Was Killed at Sandy Hook; Saxophonist at Litchfield Festival Aug. 10

07/30/14

Jazz Helps Heal Jimmy Greene, Whose Daughter Was Killed at Sandy Hook; Saxophonist at Litchfield Festival Aug. 10

“Music is a way to communicate when there's nothing that words can further communicate,” says Greene, an acclaimed jazz saxophonist from Newtown whose band, the Jimmy Greene Quartet, will be one of the headliners at the 19th annual Litchfield Jazz Festival, taking place Aug. 8 to 10 at the Goshen Fairgrounds in Goshen.

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Connecticut Working Families Party Endorses Malloy Again

07/30/14

Connecticut Working Families Party Endorses Malloy Again

The Working Families Party announced their endorsement of incumbent Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and his running mate, Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman Tuesday, shutting out challengers Jonathan Pelto and state Sen. John McKinney.

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Farm-to-Table Cooking Classes With Northwest Connecticut Flavors

07/29/14

Farm-to-Table Cooking Classes With Northwest Connecticut Flavors

No. 9 Restaurant chef-owner Tim Cocheo will be featured Aug.15 with produce from Weatogue Farm in Salisbury, and on Sept. 13, Executive Chef Brandon Scimeca of the Interlaken Inn will cook with ingredients from Chubby Bunny Farm.

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Naugatuck 11-Year-Old Invents IV Backpack to Help Kids with Cancer

07/29/14

Naugatuck 11-Year-Old Invents IV Backpack to Help Kids with Cancer

Kylie Simonds is a raising funds to create a prototype of her IV backpack, which won the Patent Award at the UConn Invention Convention.

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