Restaurant Review: Zafra Cuban Restaurant & Rum Bar

09/22/14

Restaurant Review: Zafra Cuban Restaurant & Rum Bar

Zafra evokes the dreamy romance of Hemingway's Havana, with a subtle and sometimes fanciful take on Cuban soul food.

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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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Restaurant Review: Republic, Bloomfield

09/22/14

Restaurant Review: Republic, Bloomfield

★★½ [Very Good-Superior]   Republic in Bloomfield calls itself a gastro pub and whiskey bar, a modest claim considering what it has to offer: more than fifty beers on tap, in cans or bottles; twenty wines by the glass and more in bottles in the wine cellar; an impressive collection of spirits including ryes, small-batch and single-barrel bourbons, single-malt and finely blended scotches. Virtually all of the above, rows and rows of bottles, are displayed on glass shelves above the bar and in glass cases below, catching the light and saying “try me.” Imagine the specialty drinks a creative bartender, aka mixologist, could come up with. Republic has one, and the night we were there we could have had a strawberry basil martini, a maple bourbon...

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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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Daughter of Bridgewater Chocolate Founder a Crimson Tide Golf Phenom

09/19/14

Daughter of Bridgewater Chocolate Founder a Crimson Tide Golf Phenom

Mia Landegren, a graduate of Shepaug Valley High School in Washington, Conn., didn’t pout or become down when her freshman season with the University of Alabama women’s golf team began slowly.

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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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Go Inside, Even Fly In, World War II Bombers at Bradley Airport Event

09/18/14

Go Inside, Even Fly In, World War II Bombers at Bradley Airport Event

The amazing history and punishing force of American air power during World War II will come to life in hands-on fashion in Connecticut once again Sept. 22 to 24 at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks.

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Report on UConn's Economic Impact Becomes Governor's Race Political Football

09/18/14

Report on UConn's Economic Impact Becomes Governor's Race Political Football

A report released Wednesday on the University of Connecticut found it has a $3.4 billion annual economic impact on the state, with a future return that is expected to be brighter.

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Katie Couric, Vogue Paris Like Connecticut Jewelry From Évocateur

09/18/14

Katie Couric, Vogue Paris Like Connecticut Jewelry From Évocateur

"Each piece conjures a story that’s yours to tell … tales of ancient times and memories of favorite places … the magic of new love … the glimmer of dreams just begun.”

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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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