Mario Lopez of Stamford’s Gastro Bar Not From ‘Dancing With the Stars’

10/01/14

Mario Lopez of Stamford’s Gastro Bar Not From ‘Dancing With the Stars’

This Stamford restaurant and wine bar is so sleek and fun a visit will make you forget all about that other Mario Lopez.

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Connecticut Opposes Native American Tribes Law Change; 3 New Casinos?

10/01/14

Connecticut Opposes Native American Tribes Law Change; 3 New Casinos?

New proposed reforms in Washington, D.C., may be easing the standards for recognition of Native American tribes, opening the possibility for more casinos in Connecticut. But is that a good thing?

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6 Upcoming Connecticut Beer Fests You Don't Want to Miss

10/01/14

6 Upcoming Connecticut Beer Fests You Don't Want to Miss

Almost every weekend for the next month Connecticut has a major beer festival coming up.

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Community Plates Fights Food Insecurity with Generosity and Technology

09/30/14

Community Plates Fights Food Insecurity with Generosity and Technology

Community Plates, a technology-fueled, direct-transfer food rescue organization based in Fairfield County, is working to fight food insecurity in Connecticut and around the country.

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Democrats Claim Tom Foley's Use of Think Tank's Work Violates Election Laws

09/30/14

Democrats Claim Tom Foley's Use of Think Tank's Work Violates Election Laws

Democrats are claiming Tom Foley’s use of material researched by the Connecticut Policy Institute, which the candidate founded as a business entity, is a violation of state election laws.

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Rowland’s $52,000 Annual Pension Remains Intact Despite 2nd Conviction

09/30/14

Rowland’s $52,000 Annual Pension Remains Intact Despite 2nd Conviction

Former Gov. John G. Rowland will continue to collect his state pension, worth $52,000, despite facing 57 years in federal prison.

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 Holy Land’s Waterbury Resurrection: Hollywood Style Sign Visible for First Time in Decades

09/29/14

Holy Land’s Waterbury Resurrection: Hollywood Style Sign Visible for First Time in Decades

All summer volunteers have cleared brush and trees at the long-abandoned religious theme park that once attracted thousands of visitors a year and now the crowds are returning.

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Connecticut Halloween 2014: Haunted Attractions & Cemetery Tours

09/29/14

Connecticut Halloween 2014: Haunted Attractions & Cemetery Tours

Tis the season for screams, chills and frights. Some of the best that October has to offer:

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Autumn Glows in Show of New Paintings by Connecticut Landscape Master

09/29/14

Autumn Glows in Show of New Paintings by Connecticut Landscape Master

The title of Tom Adkins' new show at the Gregory James Gallery in New Milford, “Pastoral Solitudes,” suggests the state of being that the contemporary realist from Southbury captures in paintings typically begun en plein air and finished in the studio.

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Former Chef at The Whelk Envisions Danny Meyer-Style Greenwich Destination

09/29/14

Former Chef at The Whelk Envisions Danny Meyer-Style Greenwich Destination

Geoff Lazlo, former Executive Chef at The Whelk in Westport, is heading back to his hometown of Greenwich, CT to open a place of his own.

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