Russia Has a Bull's-Eye on Ukraine, Former Ambassador Says at Yale

04/03/14

Russia Has a Bull's-Eye on Ukraine, Former Ambassador Says at Yale

Former Ukrainian Ambassador Valery Kuchinsky told a Yale University audience Wednesday that Western diplomatic and economic sanctions prevented Russia from occupying other parts of his country.

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'When The New Yorker Moved to Connecticut'; Westport a Hotbed for Covers

04/02/14

'When The New Yorker Moved to Connecticut'; Westport a Hotbed for Covers

Eve Potts was looking through a book of The New Yorker covers and noticed that hundreds had been created by artists who lived in and around Westport, a town where she had lived for many years. Eventually she was to discover that 17 artists who lived in the Westport area produced 767 covers between 1925 and 1989.

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Historic Connecticut River Ferry Crossings Are Great Spring Adventure

04/02/14

Historic Connecticut River Ferry Crossings Are Great Spring Adventure

Looking for a different type of Connecticut adventure to greet the arrival of spring? This is it: Crossing the Connecticut river on one of the state’s historic ferry services offers a sense of heritage, a way to connect at waterline-level with a beautiful landscape, a singular charm and an overarching fun factor.

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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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