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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Designer Jennifer Butler Debuts Fall Line; Fairfield Library Benefit

10/03/14

Designer Jennifer Butler Debuts Fall Line; Fairfield Library Benefit

Fairfield-based designer Jennifer Butler will debut her fall line in fashion show at Fairfield Public Library. The show will feature several librarians and all proceeds will benefit the library.

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Six Great Pumpkin Beers From Connecticut to Savor This Fall

10/03/14

Six Great Pumpkin Beers From Connecticut to Savor This Fall

Tis the season for pumpkin flavored beer and Connecticut’s breweries are churning out some beloved gourd-powered brews.

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Project Runway's Mondo Guerra Is Judge for Connecticut Fashion Show

10/03/14

Project Runway's Mondo Guerra Is Judge for Connecticut Fashion Show

Project Runway: All Stars winner Mondo Guerra will again serve as the fashion judge for Connecticut’s second Project Runway-style evening, in which local designers compete for prizes as the event raises funds to heighten awareness about women's involvement in the HIV/AIDS crisis. Called WE CAN (Women End the Course of AIDS Now), An Evening with Mondo Guerra, the fashion event will be held Saturday, Oct. 11, at New Country Motors Cars in Hartford. It is sponsored by AIDS Connecticut. (See volunteers discuss the event in a WTNH TV segment.) Additional judges include local "celebrities" Debbie Wright of Project Closet, Maryellen Fillo of The Hartford Courant, WNPR show host Colin McEnroe, designer Jeannie Boccaccio (who won this event last year), Ricky Trendy and...

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McGraw Hill Chairman on Giving Norwalk Hospital $10 Million: ‘You’ve Got to Show Leadership and Step Up’

10/03/14

McGraw Hill Chairman on Giving Norwalk Hospital $10 Million: ‘You’ve Got to Show Leadership and Step Up’

At Norwalk Hospital’s Sept. 27 gala, Harold “Terry” McGraw III, Robert McGraw and Suzanne McGraw were honored for the $10 million gift from their family foundation that will result in a new ambulatory care pavilion, the Anne P. and Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Center, at a health care facility in one of Connecticut’s most vibrant, diverse and growing cities.

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