Rita Wilson's New Album Includes Most Personal Songs Yet

04/25/16

Rita Wilson's New Album Includes Most Personal Songs Yet

Actress and producer Rita Wilson stepped into the music world in 2012. Her new self-titled second album includes all original music.

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Everything Working Out for ‘Not Just BBQ’ in East Haven

04/25/16

Everything Working Out for ‘Not Just BBQ’ in East Haven

To grill, or not to grill? That is the question Louis Forte asked himself through years of working one unsatisfying job after another. Last August, the East Haven native decided to take a leap of faith and start his own business, Not Just BBQ, a food truck he opened in January. “I’ve been messing with the smoker since high school, different dry rubs and different sauces. It’s always been something I’ve been into, and with my background in business, I wanted to use the two together,” he said. The truck, which is parked at the East Haven Town Green on River Street, is custom-made to cater to Forte’s unique menu. Forte said his truck is different than other barbecue places in Connecticut because of the way he cooks his pork, chicken, beef,...

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EXCLUSIVE: New DMV Commissioner Lays Out Plan to Fix Agency

04/24/16

EXCLUSIVE: New DMV Commissioner Lays Out Plan to Fix Agency

Michael Bzdyra, appointed the new Department of Motor Vehicles commissioner in March, spoke with Connecticut Magazine in his most extensive interview to date. He talks about the ongoing computer problems, his short- and long-term goals, those wait times, his master's degree controversy and more.

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A Man & His Bike: Danbury Resident Celebrates 15 Years Without Car

04/22/16

A Man & His Bike: Danbury Resident Celebrates 15 Years Without Car

Danbury resident Dave Bonan gave up his car 15 years ago and hasn't looked back.

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Openings: Pho & Donuts in Bridgeport, Fine Dining in Mystic & a Culinary Melting Pot in East Windsor

04/22/16

Openings: Pho & Donuts in Bridgeport, Fine Dining in Mystic & a Culinary Melting Pot in East Windsor

A monthly look at some of what’s new and exciting on the Connecticut dining scene.

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CTBites' Friday Froth: A First Look at The Hops Company in Derby

04/22/16

CTBites' Friday Froth: A First Look at The Hops Company in Derby

With 36 taps, 300-person capacity, food trucks and a five acre outdoor beer garden, this is one beer bar you don't want to miss.

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Danbury’s Marian Anderson to Join Lincoln on New $5 Bill

04/21/16

Danbury’s Marian Anderson to Join Lincoln on New $5 Bill

The legendary singer and civil rights advocate who lived in Danbury will adorn the back of the newly redesigned $5 dollar bill Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew announced Wednesday.

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Connecticut Veteran's Saga Shows Hope for End to Homelessness

04/21/16

Connecticut Veteran's Saga Shows Hope for End to Homelessness

Last year, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced the state had eradicated chronic homelessness among veterans and was on track to end chronic homelessness for all populations by the end of 2016. One man's story reveals it's more than just talk.

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Get Your Spice On: Blackened Catfish from Smokin' Skillet

04/21/16

Get Your Spice On: Blackened Catfish from Smokin' Skillet

Smokin' Skillet in Hamden brings together the best of Southern, Cajun and Creole cuisine.

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The CONNsumer: Looking for a Refund on a Used Car?

04/20/16

The CONNsumer: Looking for a Refund on a Used Car?

“Getting a refund on a used car isn’t like buying a shirt from a store and bringing it back,” says Ryan Conway, who owns Shamrock Motors in East Windsor. “It’s just not like that.”

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