02/16/15

Washington New Construction

Image by Bo Crockett   Depot House—Washington, Gray Organschi Architecture When two architects come together to design a home for themselves, the results are guaranteed to be impressive. That was the case when Elizabeth Gray and Alan Organschi, partners at Gray Organschi Architecture in New Haven, decided to build a dream home for themselves and their children in Washington. The couple had owned the property, which is situated along the Bantam River, for 15 years before deciding to build on it in 2012. At the time of purchase the land housed two small shacks. The pair believes the structures were put there to house residents displaced by a 1956 flood. The stone foundation of a much older building was also on the property—perhaps an ice house used to assist...

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02/16/15

Darien Renovation

All images Jim Fiora Studio   Coastal Remodel—Darien, Steven Mueller Architects, LLC Every home has design challenges and a remodel typically casts those in a harsh light. For one Darien family, their turn-of-the-century home on Five Mile River Road had more than just one obstacle. A number of haphazard additions over the years confused the architectural design and stunted the natural flow of the residence, forcing the family to pass through each room to navigate the home.  Devon and Mike Pastor had been living in their coastal-themed home for eight years before finally remodeling it to suit their family. The intention to redesign had been there from the very beginning, but life got in the way as it usually does; at one point they considered selling because...

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Ukrainian Fighters Treated at Yale, Other Connecticut Hospitals

02/16/15

Ukrainian Fighters Treated at Yale, Other Connecticut Hospitals

In a simpler time, Roman Lutsiuk, 38, was safe in northwestern Ukraine where he lived with his wife and two daughters.

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Best Pizza in Connecticut (With Interactive Map)

02/16/15

Best Pizza in Connecticut (With Interactive Map)

Connecticut is arguably the gourmet pizza capital of the nation, so here's the scoop on the best pies in the state.

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Warm, Rich Flavors Make Mediterraneo in Norwalk a 'Destination'

02/15/15

Warm, Rich Flavors Make Mediterraneo in Norwalk a 'Destination'

Mediterraneo, a ‘destination restaurant’ in the Hotel Zero Degrees on Main Street in Norwalk is a beautiful backdrop for Executive Chef Albert DeAngelis’ culinary tour of the Mediterranean.

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Rare Turtles Saved From Smuggling to China Find Sanctuary in Stamford

02/13/15

Rare Turtles Saved From Smuggling to China Find Sanctuary in Stamford

How the turtles got to the SoundWaters facility in Connecticut is strange tale of smuggling, near extinction and, yes, soup.

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Malloy Backs Lower Alcohol Prices, More Hours; Goodbye ‘Ma and Pa’ Shops?

02/13/15

Malloy Backs Lower Alcohol Prices, More Hours; Goodbye ‘Ma and Pa’ Shops?

On the radio show Chazz & AJ the Governor announced he is looking to change liquor regulations so retailers have more leeway when it comes to setting their prices. Some say changes will hurt small liquor stores.

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New Blondie Burger Beckons at Sycamore Drive-In in Bethel

02/13/15

New Blondie Burger Beckons at Sycamore Drive-In in Bethel

Behind every great man is a great woman. And for Dagwood Bumstead, that woman is Blondie.

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CT Historical Society Is Looking for 50 Objects to Define Connecticut

02/13/15

CT Historical Society Is Looking for 50 Objects to Define Connecticut

From books and art to Mark Twain's bicycle and a mummified hand, the Connecticut Historical Society is accepting suggestions to help tell the story of our state.

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New Book Looks at Man Who Launched Nuclear Navy From Connecticut

02/12/15

New Book Looks at Man Who Launched Nuclear Navy From Connecticut

In the 1950s the U.S.S. Nautilus nuclear submarine was launched from Connecticut waters and changed the face of modern warfare thanks to Hyman G. Rickover.

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