For Sale: Connecticut Ghost Town

10/08/14

For Sale: Connecticut Ghost Town

The long-abandoned village of Johnsonville is going to be put on the auction block.

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New Quinnipiac Poll Shows Connecticut Governor's Race Now a Dead Heat

10/08/14

New Quinnipiac Poll Shows Connecticut Governor's Race Now a Dead Heat

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy overcomes a six-point lead by Tom Foley, the Republican challenger, leaving the race a 43 - 43 percent dead heat, with 9 percent for independent candidate Joe Visconti, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

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Where Does Nancy Pelosi Shop? At Stackpole Moore Tryon in Hartford

10/07/14

Where Does Nancy Pelosi Shop? At Stackpole Moore Tryon in Hartford

Nancy Pelosi likes shopping at Stackpole Moore Tryon/Tuesday's in Hartford and visited again in September.

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Gaspar’s in New London May Have the Best Lobster Bisque in Connecticut

10/07/14

Gaspar’s in New London May Have the Best Lobster Bisque in Connecticut

The lobster bisque at this restaurant recently won the Great New London Chowder Challenge and more than lives up to the hype.

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New Poll Shows Malloy Up 8 Points Over Foley in Connecticut Governor's Race

10/07/14

New Poll Shows Malloy Up 8 Points Over Foley in Connecticut Governor's Race

Public Policy Polling has Gov. Dannel P. Malloy up 8 percentage points in its first poll of the 2014 election cycle, with petitioning candidate Joe Visconti taking votes from Republican Tom Foley in the tight gubernatorial race.

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Chris Christie Sees No Link Between Tom Foley's Actions and Mary Burke's in Wisconsin

10/07/14

Chris Christie Sees No Link Between Tom Foley's Actions and Mary Burke's in Wisconsin

Chris Christie, chairman of the Republican Governors Association, came down hard on Mary Burke, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate in Wisconsin, when a consultant she hired apparently plagiarized the job plan he was putting together for her, picking it up from other politicians. He didn’t see any comparison with Tom Foley.

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Thirteen Connecticut Schools Rank in Newsweek’s 2014 Top Schools List

10/06/14

Thirteen Connecticut Schools Rank in Newsweek’s 2014 Top Schools List

A baker's dozen of Connecticut schools make Newsweek's 2014 list of top American schools, with Amity Regional High School in Woodbridge coming out on top.

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No Interest in Hershey's Connecticut Site Where Almond Joy Was Born

10/06/14

No Interest in Hershey's Connecticut Site Where Almond Joy Was Born

An iconic Naugatuck property where Almond Joy candy bars were invented is on the market but so far this is a piece of real estate buyers are not going “nuts” for.

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Long Wharf Opens 50th Anniversary Season With a Classic, 'Our Town'

10/06/14

Long Wharf Opens 50th Anniversary Season With a Classic, 'Our Town'

Regional theaters don’t celebrate 50th anniversaries every day. That’s why Gordon Edelstein, artistic director of Long Wharf Theatre, thought long and carefully before choosing Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” to kick off the theater’s season.

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Real Doll Behind Horror Movie ‘Annabelle’ Possessed, Lorraine Warren Tells Connecticut Audience

10/05/14

Real Doll Behind Horror Movie ‘Annabelle’ Possessed, Lorraine Warren Tells Connecticut Audience

On the night Hollywood released the horror movie, “Annabelle,” a sell-out audience at Lauralton Hall in Milford was spellbound, hearing about the real Annabelle — a demonic doll — from paranormal investigator Lorraine Warren, who cracked the real-life case, along with her late husband, Ed Warren.

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