Bick's Burgers Opens in Danbury; Gourmet-Minded, Homemade Philosophy

03/25/14

Bick's Burgers Opens in Danbury; Gourmet-Minded, Homemade Philosophy

The Bick's Burger concept is fairly straightforward–a modern take on burgers, elevated with homemade touches, and delivered with a solid 75/25 burger.

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Ted Kennedy Jr. May Run for Connecticut State Senate Seat

03/25/14

Ted Kennedy Jr. May Run for Connecticut State Senate Seat

Ted Kennedy Jr. will decide within two weeks whether to run for State Senate in the 12th District, a seat being vacated by state Sen. Edward Meyer, D-Guilford.

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Connecticut Forensic Scientist Targets Sex Trafficking Through DNA

03/25/14

Connecticut Forensic Scientist Targets Sex Trafficking Through DNA

                          Victims of human trafficking are often stripped of their passports, identification, and ultimately, their identities. DNA is the one thing that remains with a victim, and for that reason and others, it can be a powerful tool in combatting human trafficking, according to forensic scientist Timothy Palmbach. Palmbach, chairman of the Forensic Science Department at the University of New Haven, set out last year to test the use of DNA analysis in identifying victims, prosecuting traffickers and ultimately, developing a DNA database of victims and at-risk persons. Palmbach retired from the state Department of Public Safety in 2004, last...

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Connecticut's First Winery, Haight-Brown in Litchfield, For Sale; Want to Be a Vintner?

03/24/14

Connecticut's First Winery, Haight-Brown in Litchfield, For Sale; Want to Be a Vintner?

The winery created by southern gentleman Sherman Haight that launched Connecticut's flourishing love affair with locally-produced wines is on the market for the just the second time in its history.

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Athol Fugard’s ‘The Shadow of the Hummingbird’ premieres at Long Wharf Theatre

03/24/14

Athol Fugard’s ‘The Shadow of the Hummingbird’ premieres at Long Wharf Theatre

Though Athol Fugard still regards the Karoo desert region of South Africa as his permanent home, he’s spends most of his time in the San Diego area of Southern California to be with his daughter and grandson.

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$60,000 a Year for Flood Insurance? Connecticut Shoreline Residents Avoid 'Surge'

03/24/14

$60,000 a Year for Flood Insurance? Connecticut Shoreline Residents Avoid 'Surge'

Nearly 1,100 homes in Milford and hundreds more in other Connecticut shoreline communities will be subject to increases of at least 18 percent a year in flood insurance rates, according to a law signed Friday by President Barack Obama.

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Pro Athletes Rockin' Sports Apparel Line of Connecticut College Senior

03/22/14

Pro Athletes Rockin' Sports Apparel Line of Connecticut College Senior

Before the Mercer University Bears defeated the devil last Friday (March 21) afternoon in an NCAA men’s college basketball tournament game—the Duke Blue Devils, that is—the logo shown below right was probably only familiar to the Georgia university’s students, those who follow Atlantic Sun Conference sports and truly “rabid” college basketball fans. After the historic upset of a team much of America loves to loathe (in a collegiate competition sense), the menacing bear image will become ubiquitous, suddenly familiar to people everywhere. The longer Mercer stays in the tournament, the more widely known the logo will become, and a long run that creates sustained buzz and a cult-like aura for Mercer basketball could even translate into kids who...

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Lyme Disease Battle Goes on in Connecticut; Blumenthal Pushes Awareness

03/22/14

Lyme Disease Battle Goes on in Connecticut; Blumenthal Pushes Awareness

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal held the meeting to kickstart his 2014 awareness campaign about the importance of Lyme disease education and prevention.

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A Sleepless Baby Becomes Million-Dollar Business for Connecticut Mom

03/21/14

A Sleepless Baby Becomes Million-Dollar Business for Connecticut Mom

Karen Barski designed the Woombie swaddle to keep her restless baby asleep. Today, it is used by more than half a million families worldwide.

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UConn Football, New Coach Bob Diaco, Eager to Improve

03/21/14

UConn Football, New Coach Bob Diaco, Eager to Improve

With a new head coach in place and spring practice underway—the annual Blue-White Game is April 12—UConn’s football program searches for the same success as the university’s other sports.

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