A Shop Like a Mini Barneys or Bergdorf in the Connecticut Countryside

11/10/14

A Shop Like a Mini Barneys or Bergdorf in the Connecticut Countryside

For nearly two decades Abdo Ballester has been the visionary force behind the “gift shop” at a boutique luxury hotel in the Connecticut countryside that’s favored by such influential folks as Bill and Hillary Clinton.

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21 Percent Off to Celebrate a Top Connecticut Restaurant's Anniversary, Good News Café

11/10/14

21 Percent Off to Celebrate a Top Connecticut Restaurant's Anniversary, Good News Café

To celebrate its anniversary Wednesday,Good News Café is giving guests 21 percent off their bills.

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Connecticut Firefighter With ALS Gives Birth to Baby Girl

11/10/14

Connecticut Firefighter With ALS Gives Birth to Baby Girl

At 7:47 a.m., Nov. 4, Amanda and Chris Bernier welcomed a healthy baby girl, Arabella Grace, into their family at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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Mohegan Sun Casino Open to Expanding Gaming in Connecticut; Lawmaker Reached Out

11/09/14

Mohegan Sun Casino Open to Expanding Gaming in Connecticut; Lawmaker Reached Out

The chairman of the tribal management board that oversees the Mohegan Sun Casino in Montville says he welcomes an overture made by the Deputy Speaker of the Connecticut House of Representatives about expanding casino gaming operations in Connecticut.

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Electric Rates for CL&P Customers to Rise 14 Percent; Ouch!

11/08/14

Electric Rates for CL&P Customers to Rise 14 Percent; Ouch!

Connecticut Light & Power officials said Friday the company is asking utility regulators to approve a 14.2 percent increase in the rates it charges customers who still purchase the electricity through the company rather than using third-party suppliers.

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Berlin Wall's Fall 25 Years Ago Is Topic of Southern Connecticut State University Forum

11/07/14

Berlin Wall's Fall 25 Years Ago Is Topic of Southern Connecticut State University Forum

Longtime diplomat Nicholas Burns will discuss the fall of the Berlin Wall in a forum Monday afternoon at Southern Connecticut State University to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the milestone.

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Ebola Plush Doll From Connecticut Company Sells Out; It’s Educational

11/07/14

Ebola Plush Doll From Connecticut Company Sells Out; It’s Educational

It's based on a virus that has killed thousands and caused worldwide concern, yet the Ebola plush doll is about education not poor taste, says the Connecticut company that makes it.

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'Good Eats' Host Alton Brown Cooks Up Live Show for Connecticut

11/06/14

'Good Eats' Host Alton Brown Cooks Up Live Show for Connecticut

The host of "Good Eats" and "Iron Chef" brings his "Edible Inevitable" Tour to Waterbury on Nov. 13.

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Thousands Turn Out to Remember Seymour High Cheerleader Nina Poeta

11/06/14

Thousands Turn Out to Remember Seymour High Cheerleader Nina Poeta

Nina Poeta, the Seymour High School cheerleader who inspired the community and beyond as she battled brain cancer, will forever be remembered as a shining star whose light burned out much too soon.

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5 Best Connecticut Things to Do This Weekend: ‘Wicked’, Ralphie May Comedy, Harry Connick Jr. …

11/06/14

5 Best Connecticut Things to Do This Weekend: ‘Wicked’, Ralphie May Comedy, Harry Connick Jr. …

It’s another great weekend to live in Connecticut. From wine and beer tastings to comedy shows, concerts and Broadway quality theatrical events, here are five happenings you’ll want to consider checking out.

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