04/16/14

Mark Boughton on Lisa Wilson-Foley Donation: 'I would send back the check'

If he could, gubernatorial hopeful Mark Boughton would refund money his exploratory committee received from Lisa Wilson-Foley and her husband, who pleaded guilty as part of a campaign finance scheme last month. But he can’t, because he spent it already. “If there was a way to return the money, we would,” said Boughton, Republican mayor of Danbury. “The committee’s closed out, you can’t go back, so there’s no money to be able to refund — but certainly, that would be something we would do. If the checked showed up in the mail today, I would send it back.” Campaign finance reports from “Explore Team Boughton,” the exploratory committee created as Boughton tested the waters for a run at governor, show...

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Gustave Whitehead First to Fly? Maybe. Will His Fairfield House Crash?

04/15/14

Gustave Whitehead First to Fly? Maybe. Will His Fairfield House Crash?

The debate over who first achieved motorized flight may continue elsewhere, but here in Connecticut, there's no question.

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Half Full Brewery in Stamford to Can Beers, Sell Across Connecticut

04/15/14

Half Full Brewery in Stamford to Can Beers, Sell Across Connecticut

Stamford's Half Full Brewery taps into craft beer enthusiasm and launches canning line.

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AMC's 'Turn' Features Connecticut Spies of the American Revolution

04/15/14

AMC's 'Turn' Features Connecticut Spies of the American Revolution

They always say the truth is more compelling than fiction. In the case of AMC's "Turn," a healthy dose of both is making for some great TV. Set during the American Revolution, "Turn," chronicles the true story of the Culper Spy Ring, which operated in and around New York City, a British stronghold at the time. The primary action (so far) happens in Setauket on Long Island, but there are scenes set in Connecticut as well as numerous state mentions and personalities. As with any TV spy series, there's plenty of danger, intrigue and drama, although in this case, it's all (mostly) culled from reality. Watch the entire pilot episode of "Turn." The Culper Spy Ring was headed by Benjamin Tallmadge, a Setauket native, a 1773 Yale...

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WNBA, Connecticut Sun Continue to Thrive

04/15/14

WNBA, Connecticut Sun Continue to Thrive

After a bright start—studded with homegrown players like former UConn star Rebecca Lobo—the WNBA and the Connecticut Sun continue to find success as they enter their 17th season.

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Notable Lincoln Center Concert’s Only Young Singers—From Connecticut

04/15/14

Notable Lincoln Center Concert’s Only Young Singers—From Connecticut

Chorus Angelicus, a children's choir based out of Torrington, was invited to perform with composer Eric Whitacre at Avery Fisher Hall in March.

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Stuart Weitzman Fantasy Shoes for Sale in Greenwich 'Art & Sole' Event

04/14/14

Stuart Weitzman Fantasy Shoes for Sale in Greenwich 'Art & Sole' Event

Fantasy art shoes from the Stuart Weitzman Collection will be sold at the store in Greenwich, and Jane Weitzman will be signing copies of her book 'Art & Sole' as part of Art to the Avenue.

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What Rowland Can Expect if He Goes to Jail, a Flashback to 2005 'Man in the Can' Story

04/14/14

What Rowland Can Expect if He Goes to Jail, a Flashback to 2005 'Man in the Can' Story

In March 2005, Connecticut Magazine published the 'Man in the Can' story about what former Gov. John Rowland could expect when he went to jail. With Rowland indicted on new charges last week, we've brought the story back.

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Sale of Oprah Winfrey's New Chai Tea to Aid Some Connecticut Students

04/14/14

Sale of Oprah Winfrey's New Chai Tea to Aid Some Connecticut Students

Pathways to College at James Hillhouse High School is one of four programs that will benefit from every sale of Oprah Winfrey’s new product, Teavana Oprah Chai Tea. The tea will hit the shelves at Teavana and Starbucks locations April 29.

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Ruuthai’s Kitchen: New Thai Place in Bridgeport Worth the Trip

04/14/14

Ruuthai’s Kitchen: New Thai Place in Bridgeport Worth the Trip

Word’s out. There’s a new Thai place in Bridgeport worth traveling for. Ruuthai is a little family-run restaurant making authentic Thai dishes.

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