Did A Former UTC Employee Try to Sell Military Intel to China?

12/16/14

Did A Former UTC Employee Try to Sell Military Intel to China?

A new criminal case once again puts Connecticut and the state’s connection to national military secrets at the center of a possible instance of international espionage.

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A Delicious Italian Feast: New Haven’s Basta Trattoria at 10 (Sister Spot Claire's Corner Copia in 40th Year)

12/16/14

A Delicious Italian Feast: New Haven’s Basta Trattoria at 10 (Sister Spot Claire's Corner Copia in 40th Year)

Basta Trattoria on Chapel Street in New Haven, which opened on New Year’s Eve in 2004, offers delicious food that’s “authentic Italian with a modern twist.” It's also the sister restaurant of the legendary Claire's Corner Copia next door, which began its 40th year this past September. At the helm of both is the incomparable Claire Criscuolo.

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Ebola Epidemic Spreads Through 'Social Clusters,' New Yale Study Shows

12/16/14

Ebola Epidemic Spreads Through 'Social Clusters,' New Yale Study Shows

The Ebola epidemic is spreading mostly among people who are closely associated with one another in “social clusters,” according to a new Yale University study.

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‘Donut Showdown’ Winner Dottie’s Diner Open in New Woodbury Location

12/13/14

‘Donut Showdown’ Winner Dottie’s Diner Open in New Woodbury Location

A delicious, iconic diner in Connecticut's semi-official antiques 'capital', Woodbury, has moved—almost literally across the street. Dottie's Diner, which has long been a beloved breakfast and lunch haven for folks in Litchfield County, and gained renowned when owner Dorothy “Dorie” Sperry won the Season 2 'Zombies' competition on the Cooking Channel's "Donut Showdown," opened in its new location on Friday, Dec. 12. Also see Best Homemade Doughnuts in Connecticut for National Donut Day (Right, Sperry, middle, with "Zombie" competitors in a photo from the "Donut Showdown" Facebook page.) Dottie's does everything deliciously, in a welcoming, folksy kind of way, but it's hard not to argue that...

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Connecticut Hospital ‘Wars’: Tenet Out but Tough Competition, Mergers, Alliances Remain

12/12/14

Connecticut Hospital ‘Wars’: Tenet Out but Tough Competition, Mergers, Alliances Remain

Today, hospitals in Connecticut face a threat greater than that posed by any virus or public health issue: each other.

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Connecticut Magazine to Send Member of Military to Savor Food & Wine Celebration

12/12/14

Connecticut Magazine to Send Member of Military to Savor Food & Wine Celebration

Are you inspired by someone serving in the military, a “hero” who has helped to keep our country strong—someone who would appreciate being thanked at a special event featuring amazing food and wine? Savor, A celebration of Wine, Food & Spirits and Connecticut Magazine are teaming with the Robert Irvine Foundation to celebrate a very special military person by sending him or her and a guest to the Savor in Style Charity Gala, hosted by celebrity chef Robert Irvine, on Saturday, April 11, 2015. The gala, according to the Savor website, "will feature some of the nation’s top chefs and highly successful regional chefs paired with well-respected winemakers. Following the Chandon Sparkling Reception, these masters will lavish guests with their sumptuous...

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Timex's Holy Land Watch Raises Funds for Waterbury Icon's Restoration

12/11/14

Timex's Holy Land Watch Raises Funds for Waterbury Icon's Restoration

The first batch of special edition Timex Holy Land watches arrived three weeks ago and have already sold out, but more are on the way.

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Robert Irvine Says Savor Wine & Food Event Will Be Amazing, and Aid Military Families

12/11/14

Robert Irvine Says Savor Wine & Food Event Will Be Amazing, and Aid Military Families

You might have seen the public service TV commercial emphasizing the nation’s support for members of the military in which celebrities like Tom Hanks, Alec Baldwin and Sarah Jessica Parker say “I've got your 6.” In the military, numbers used in a certain context indicate position, with 6 referring to something behind you. “In the military, got your 6 means I've got your back,” the celebrities say in the commercial. “Got your 6” will take on a delicious new meaning in Connecticut next spring in a two-day food, wine and spirits festival taking place April 10 and 11 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. Called Savor, A celebration of Wine, Food & Spirits, it’s being presented by Foxwoods Resort Casino and...

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5 Connecticut Weekend Best Bets: Guinness Record Carolers, BeerConn, ‘Nutcracker’ …

12/11/14

5 Connecticut Weekend Best Bets: Guinness Record Carolers, BeerConn, ‘Nutcracker’ …

The holiday season is in full swing and there are plenty of Connecticut events this weekend that will help you be of good cheer.

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Iconic White House Christmas Card Created by Litchfield Hills Artist

12/10/14

Iconic White House Christmas Card Created by Litchfield Hills Artist

Cornwall-based artist Emily Buchanan was commissioned to create the 2014 White House Christmas card.

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