New Haven Restaurant Week: Great Food, Deals, April 6 to 11; Branford, Stratford Also

04/01/14

New Haven Restaurant Week: Great Food, Deals, April 6 to 11; Branford, Stratford Also

When it comes to fine dining promotions and events, April is so very kind—offering a spring restaurant week in a dining epicenter, New Haven, and a restaurant week in Branford.

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Billy Smolinski's Family Loses Defamation Case Appeal; He Disappeared in 2004

04/01/14

Billy Smolinski's Family Loses Defamation Case Appeal; He Disappeared in 2004

The state Appellate Court has upheld a judge’s ruling that two family members of missing Waterbury man William “Billy” Smolinski Jr. should have to pay a $52,666 judgment to Smolinski’s former girlfriend.

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Star on the Web Goes Live to Get Connecticut Musicians Discovered; Other Talent Too

03/31/14

Star on the Web Goes Live to Get Connecticut Musicians Discovered; Other Talent Too

Star On The Web promises to be Connecticut's premiere online talent competition when it launches on April 1.

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03/31/14

Former Congressional Candidate Pleads Guilty in Campaign Contribution Scheme Involving John Rowland

Former governor and convicted felon John Rowland was paid $35,000 through a scheme by former Congressional candidate Lisa Wilson-Foley and her husband Brian Foley, the two admitted in court. Both Foleys pleaded guilty to making illegal campaign contributions. Rowland is referred to as a unindicted “political advisor 1” and was being paid for work for the campaign, though he was hired to work as a consultant for Foley's businesses. Court documents show Rowland was paid in increments of through an intricate plan by the Foley campaign, Rowland and attorneys so it would not appear as though Rowland was being paid by the campaign.  Documents also show that Rowland asked for a bonus should Wilson-Foley win the election. Wilson-Foley later lost to Andrew...

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New Bunny Williams Rugs for Dash & Albert: Beautiful Style That's Practical Too

03/31/14

New Bunny Williams Rugs for Dash & Albert: Beautiful Style That's Practical Too

Interior design experts and homeowners alike greeted the new Bunny Williams collaboration with Annie Selke’s Dash & Albert Rug Company and Pine Cone Hill with the type of anticipatory fanfare usually reserved for the latest spring fashion shows or a blockbuster movie from Steven Spielberg.

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Owner of The Whelk and Le Farm Opening Asian Restaurant in Westport

03/31/14

Owner of The Whelk and Le Farm Opening Asian Restaurant in Westport

If there is any cuisine that is not represented well in Fairfield County, it is Asian, but all of that is about to change.

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Ukrainian Parish in New Haven Gets an Update from Blumenthal

03/31/14

Ukrainian Parish in New Haven Gets an Update from Blumenthal

Members of St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church gathered Sunday to hear updates on Ukraine’s future from U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, who was following up on a memorial service held last month for those killed in recent turmoil. Myron Melnyk, director of the Ukrainian Studies School at St. Michael’s on George Street, spoke on behalf of the church community. “We welcome all diplomatic efforts. We support Obama’s statement that the Ukrainian people should keep their independence. But, we’re also concerned the Ukrainian government is not involved with these diplomatic efforts,” Melnyk said. On Sunday, Secretary of State John Kerry met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Paris to discuss ongoing issues in Ukraine....

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Bear of a Topical Topic, Russia and Putin, Tackled Via Connecticut

03/29/14

Bear of a Topical Topic, Russia and Putin, Tackled Via Connecticut

"Two decades after the collapse of Soviet Russia, Americans are still mystified by Russian behavior."

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Litchfield Caught Colonial Revival Fever Like No Other Town; Exhibit Explores Results

03/29/14

Litchfield Caught Colonial Revival Fever Like No Other Town; Exhibit Explores Results

“The Lure of the Litchfield Hills,” to open April 12, will look at what was behind the Colonial Revival movement, how the residents of Litchfield embraced their ancestral past, and how the community came to look the way it does today.

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Governor Malloy Is Running for Re-Election

03/28/14

Governor Malloy Is Running for Re-Election

Incumbent Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will run for a second term, he announced Friday.  It was widely expected the Democratic governor would run for re-election, though he had remained mum on any future plans. Malloy previously told reporters he likely wouldn't make an announcement about his decision to run until after the end of the current legislative session in May. Malloy's campaign Twitter account, which had remained private until today's announcement, now features a logo saying "I'm in." "Dan Malloy has focused on strengthening Connecticut’s future. We’ve given small businesses the help they need to grow and create good jobs, balanced the budget and reduced the state’s long-term debt by billions, and made Connecticut...

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