Table Talk: New Dining Destinations in New Haven, Stamford & Avon

11/04/15

Table Talk: New Dining Destinations in New Haven, Stamford & Avon

The state recently saw the arrival of three new restaurants worth taking a closer look at.

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Holistic Health Leader Deepak Chopra Talks Super Genes at RJ Julia

11/03/15

Holistic Health Leader Deepak Chopra Talks Super Genes at RJ Julia

Renowned leader of the holistic health movement, Deepak Chopra, will speak at the Omni Hotel in New Haven through R.J. Julia Booksellers on Nov. 12.

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Efforts to Change Connecticut Trucking Rules Has Some Pumping the Brakes

11/02/15

Efforts to Change Connecticut Trucking Rules Has Some Pumping the Brakes

A push to change trucking regulations has some observers taking a deeper look at the industry in the state.

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Weekend Best Bets: A Haunted Zoo, Costume Balls, Mead & Beer Fest & More

10/29/15

Weekend Best Bets: A Haunted Zoo, Costume Balls, Mead & Beer Fest & More

It’s Halloween weekend! That means lots of pumpkin, costume and fright themed events are taking place.

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Six of Connecticut's Best Vegetarian & Vegan Destinations

10/27/15

Six of Connecticut's Best Vegetarian & Vegan Destinations

Here are six of our favorite vegetarian destinations.

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UConn Professor Announces Goal to Regrow Human Limb in 15 Years

10/27/15

UConn Professor Announces Goal to Regrow Human Limb in 15 Years

Coinciding with Veterans Day in November, the University of Connecticut will be launching the Hartford Engineering A Limb Project (HEAL), run by UConn Health’s Institute of Regenerative Engineering.

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Rating the Towns 2015

10/23/15

Rating the Towns 2015

Our biennial survey of all 169 towns in Connecticut in areas that most interest homebuyers: crime, culture and leisure, economy, education and community engagement.

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10/23/15

Connecticut's Largest Cities

Big cities are grouped together here because the style of life in one is a very different experience than can be found in most Connecticut towns and suburbs.  One of the most startling figures in this entire enterprise is the median home value in Hartford—$87,300, based on numbers available in August. Given the abundance of cultural options available, plus all the cachet that comes with being the state capital, it seems as though Hartford should be a more desired target for home buyers. Maybe Hartford would do well to emulate the gradual gentrification that has helped to propel Stamford to the top of this group. Then again, being less than a hour train ride from New York City hasn’t hurt either, allowing Stamford to foster a very strong economic base and financial...

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10/23/15

Under $200,000

The towns in this group are the relative bargains of Connecticut, places where your house-buying dollar will go its furthest. Consequently, many of these places are either off the beaten path or have an abundance of affordable housing. Norfolk tops this group because of high scores in education, economy and community engagement—in fact, the town’s voter turnout in the last election was more than 70 percent, among the highest in the state, which even in a town with a population of a little more than 1,700, is still impressive. Residents are clearly interested in how their town—and the state beyond it—is run. Also in the top ten is Middletown, a place that has seen a nice surge in culture and leisure activities, especially in terms of great new eateries....

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10/23/15

$325,000 and Up

If this group proves anything about Connecticut, it’s the obvious: That if you spend more than $1 million dollars for a home, then chances are you’re going to wind up in a pretty good place to live. Westport turns out to be “Bestport” this time out, barely edging out the somewhat more affordable Ridgefield. The other million-dollar towns—Darien, Greenwich and New Canaan—also land in the top ten due to strong scores in economy and education.  Interestingly, 11 of the 12 towns at the bottom of this group all have median home values of less than half (and even a third in some cases) of the top towns, a big disparity that isn’t present in any of the other groupings. The good news is that all of these towns are highly coveted places to...

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