Taft School Girls' Hockey Rebuilds, With Olympic Gold Medalist Coach

04/02/14

Taft School Girls' Hockey Rebuilds, With Olympic Gold Medalist Coach

To borrow from the old E.F. Hutton commercial, when Gretchen Silverman speaks, the girls' hockey team at The Taft School in Watertown listens.

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Connecticut Designer's 'Women That Rock' Initiative Benefits Charities; Ridgefield Event in May

04/02/14

Connecticut Designer's 'Women That Rock' Initiative Benefits Charities; Ridgefield Event in May

Lauren DiNardo's attention is focused on her latest “Women That Rock” installment, to be held at the Ridgefield Playhouse May 16. I will have all the usual show elements and benefit Jane Doe No More, a Connecticut-based non-profit dedicated to improving the way society responds to victims of sexual assault.

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 A Julia Child Protégé, Sara Moulton, Giving Connecticut Cooking Classes

04/02/14

A Julia Child Protégé, Sara Moulton, Giving Connecticut Cooking Classes

I worked with Julia Child, that was my first experience, and through her I ended up at “Good Morning America” from 1986 to 1996 prepping food.

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Ralph Nader Says U.S. Almost a Police State Under Obama in Yale Talk

04/02/14

Ralph Nader Says U.S. Almost a Police State Under Obama in Yale Talk

Political firebrand Ralph Nader tore into the Obama administration’s claims of transparency Tuesday at Yale University, saying government spying and unchecked executive authority leaves the U.S. teetering on the verge of being a police state.

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04/01/14

John Rowland, on radio show, says he wants to ‘respect the process’

Though a looming indictment could suggest otherwise, former governor and convicted felon John Rowland told listeners to his drive-time radio show Tuesday he just wants to “respect the process.” Rowland addressed — or didn’t address — the newest scandal to which he’s linked: Former congressional candidate Lisa Wilson-Foley and her husband, Brian Foley, pleaded guilty Monday to illegal contributions after they gave Rowland $35,000 though they didn’t report it on financial disclosures. “I am not going to be discussing the recent news and legal developments,” Rowland said at the top of the show on WTIC. “I’m sure that you all understand, and I want to respect the process.” In his next breath, Rowland...

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JoyRide Takes Cycling Workouts to the Next Level in Ridgefield

04/01/14

JoyRide Takes Cycling Workouts to the Next Level in Ridgefield

Amy Pal and Corey Londoner opened JoyRide Ridgefield in January, the town's first dedicated indoor cycling studio.

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Milford Man Who Ran NYC Marathon After Losing His Legs Has New Book, Events

04/01/14

Milford Man Who Ran NYC Marathon After Losing His Legs Has New Book, Events

On Sunday, April 6, from 1 to 4 p.m., John Tartaglio and Andrew Chapin will sign copies of their new book “From Tragedy to Triumph,” which details how Tartaglio overcame the loss of both of his legs.

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New Haven Restaurant Week: Great Food, Deals, April 6 to 11; Branford, Stratford Also

04/01/14

New Haven Restaurant Week: Great Food, Deals, April 6 to 11; Branford, Stratford Also

When it comes to fine dining promotions and events, April is so very kind—offering a spring restaurant week in a dining epicenter, New Haven, and a restaurant week in Branford.

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Billy Smolinski's Family Loses Defamation Case Appeal; He Disappeared in 2004

04/01/14

Billy Smolinski's Family Loses Defamation Case Appeal; He Disappeared in 2004

The state Appellate Court has upheld a judge’s ruling that two family members of missing Waterbury man William “Billy” Smolinski Jr. should have to pay a $52,666 judgment to Smolinski’s former girlfriend.

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Star on the Web Goes Live to Get Connecticut Musicians Discovered; Other Talent Too

03/31/14

Star on the Web Goes Live to Get Connecticut Musicians Discovered; Other Talent Too

Star On The Web promises to be Connecticut's premiere online talent competition when it launches on April 1.

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