September 2014

Chick-Fil-A to Open Connecticut Location Oct. 9; Gay Rights Controversy

10/02/14

Chick-Fil-A to Open Connecticut Location Oct. 9; Gay Rights Controversy

Due to the public position of its CEO on gay rights, the possible arrival of Chick-Fil-A in Connecticut has sparked controversy.

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Community Plates Fights Food Insecurity with Generosity and Technology

09/30/14

Community Plates Fights Food Insecurity with Generosity and Technology

Community Plates, a technology-fueled, direct-transfer food rescue organization based in Fairfield County, is working to fight food insecurity in Connecticut and around the country.

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Rowland’s $52,000 Annual Pension Remains Intact Despite 2nd Conviction

09/30/14

Rowland’s $52,000 Annual Pension Remains Intact Despite 2nd Conviction

Former Gov. John G. Rowland will continue to collect his state pension, worth $52,000, despite facing 57 years in federal prison.

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Connecticut Company is the Amazon.com of Jewish Food

09/25/14

Connecticut Company is the Amazon.com of Jewish Food

Norwalk based company, Challah Connection, distributes bagels, lux, challah, rugelach and more throughout the country, especially this time of year around Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

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 Cheshire Factory to Become Arts Destination With Galleries, Music, Dining and More

09/24/14

Cheshire Factory to Become Arts Destination With Galleries, Music, Dining and More

Three Cheshire natives have banded together as the nonprofit Ball & Socket Arts, Inc. to transform the former Ball & Socket Manufacturing Co. factory into an arts destination with galleries, educational spaces, artists' lofts, a concert space and more.

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Connecticut Man Faces ‘Swatting’ Charges; Fake Crises but 911 Responses

09/22/14

Connecticut Man Faces ‘Swatting’ Charges; Fake Crises but 911 Responses

They met online and allegedly called in multiple threats in Connecticut and elsewhere. They used Skype and they thought their calls were untraceable.

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UConn Professor Criticized for Criticizing Tom Foley, GOP Candidate for Governor

09/22/14

UConn Professor Criticized for Criticizing Tom Foley, GOP Candidate for Governor

State Senate Minority Leader John McKinney doesn’t like what a University of Connecticut economics professor said about Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley and he has charged that the professor “likely” violated both state and university employee policies against promoting a political agenda.

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

09/19/14

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

09/19/14

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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Connecticut Sounds Privacy Alarm on Apple Watch Health Data Features

09/17/14

Connecticut Sounds Privacy Alarm on Apple Watch Health Data Features

Attorney General Richard Jepsen has some concerns about the newly unveiled Apple Watch, which he detailed in a recent letter to the company.

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PACs Pumping Money Into Connecticut Governor's Race

09/15/14

PACs Pumping Money Into Connecticut Governor's Race

Working Families For Connecticut is the latest PAC to weigh in on the gubernatorial race, with expenses incurred to canvas on behalf of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and funding coming from the Service Employees International Union.

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Black Drivers in Connecticut Stopped by Police Disproportionately, New Study Shows

09/12/14

Black Drivers in Connecticut Stopped by Police Disproportionately, New Study Shows

Black drivers in Connecticut are being stopped by police at a rate almost twice that of their percentage of the state’s population, a new 500-page study shows.

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Connecticut Fall Foliage Viewing Hotspots; Great Leaf Season Forecast

09/11/14

Connecticut Fall Foliage Viewing Hotspots; Great Leaf Season Forecast

Experts are predicting a better than average foliage season this year and Connecticut's Office of Tourism just released a list of fall views. With that in mind we've compiled a list of views and and driving routes that will help you soak up the sights of the season.

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Westport Ceremony Remembers Connecticut Victims of 9/11

09/11/14

Westport Ceremony Remembers Connecticut Victims of 9/11

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman joined local and state officials to honor the Connecticut residents who died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks at the state's 9/11 Living Memorial in Westport.

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Darien Is Connecticut's Most Affluent Town, Business Insider Says in Survey of U.S.

09/10/14

Darien Is Connecticut's Most Affluent Town, Business Insider Says in Survey of U.S.

The latest story ranking states in the U.S. quantifies the "most affluent" communities in the nation, and the place that comes out on top in Connecticut might be a surprise to some. It's not Greenwich or New Canaan but Darien.

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Iraq, Afghanistan Intelligence Veteran Launches International Firm in Connecticut

09/09/14

Iraq, Afghanistan Intelligence Veteran Launches International Firm in Connecticut

Lew Nescott of Hamden has received praise from the U.S. military and government for intelligence work he's done in Afghanistan and Iraq. Now he's opened his own intel firm catering to Connecticut companies.

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Magical Woodstock Castle in Connecticut On the Market for $45 Million

09/09/14

Magical Woodstock Castle in Connecticut On the Market for $45 Million

Once upon a time, a man with the riches of a prince built a castle in Woodstock as a home for his wife and family, but they didn’t live happily ever after…

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Esty Raps Greenberg for Using Sotoloff’s Death in Fundraising Email

09/09/14

Esty Raps Greenberg for Using Sotoloff’s Death in Fundraising Email

U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty is criticizing her Fifth District opponent, Litchfield Republican real estate developer Mark Greenberg, for referencing in a fundraising emall the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff ISIS militants.

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New York Times Ranks Connecticut Counties; Tolland Best

09/05/14

New York Times Ranks Connecticut Counties; Tolland Best

The New York Times ranked 3,135 counties in the United States to figure out where there hardest places were to live. Connecticut counties rank within the top third, with Tolland County coming out on top.

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Latest ISIS Victim, Steven Sotloff, Went to Rumsey Hall in Connecticut

09/03/14

Latest ISIS Victim, Steven Sotloff, Went to Rumsey Hall in Connecticut

Steven Sotloff, the latest victim of the extremist group ISIS, was a graduate of the Rumsey Hall School in Washington.

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Gordon Ramsay Rescues Connecticut’s Curtis House Inn on ‘Hotel Hell’

09/02/14

Gordon Ramsay Rescues Connecticut’s Curtis House Inn on ‘Hotel Hell’

Connecticut’s oldest inn, the 1736 Curtis House in Woodbury, was featured in the new episode of “Hotel Hell” on FOX Monday night, and anyone familiar with the Litchfield County landmark might have been shocked with the state of affairs Ramsay encountered when he arrived around Mother’s Day this past May.

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