Robert Rae

The Butcher is Back

by Vanessa Davidfrom The Headbanging Hostess Look at that little bundle of joy. Go ahead, just look at it. I won’t judge you. OMG. Yesterday I had my first Saugatuck Craft Butchery experience. I was looking forward to it since I’d first read the article… Read more »


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The Insider – Part 8

a serial by Joseph Benedict “Fang!” Fang stared at her monitor, ignoring Sky’s voice and the sound of his fist on the door downstairs. Rows of gray email subjects filled the screen. She looked at them, biting her lip. The URL at the top of… Read more »


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Redistricting Headed to Unchartered Territory

by Patrick Sully THE NINE-MEMBER COMMISSION charged with redrawing the lines for Connecticut’s congressional district is heading into an area where the state has not been before, according to a former capitol insider who was instrumental in the process in 2001. Yes, other reapportionment panels… Read more »


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The Debate Over Redistricting Bridgeport

by Christine Stuart WITH THE DEADLINE to redraw Connecticut’s five congressional districts looming, a group of advocates from the southwestern part of the state came to the Capitol to lobby against the Republican proposal to move Bridgeport out of the 4th Congressional District. Advocates from… Read more »


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Woman Of Heart and Mind

by Kristin HankinsBrought to you by Ridley-Lowell Business and Technical Institute On December 8, 2011, President of Yes! Grace Rocks, Inc. Jane Martellino was honored as the first recipient of the Heart of Women award from Connecticut’s Women’s Business Council of Greater Danbury. However, an… Read more »


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Mayor: Let All New Haven Immigrants Vote

AS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT moves to deport more immigrants, Mayor John DeStefano disclosed a plan on an opposite track: To lobby the state legislature to allow all New Haven’s immigrants, including non-citizens, to vote in local elections. DeStefano (pictured) made the disclosure Tuesday morning after… Read more »


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Where to Get Your First Night Danbury Buttons

from CityCenter Danbury As First Night Danbury enters its 22nd year as the city’s popular family friendly, alcohol-free New Year’s Eve celebration, it’s “Looking Up & Moving Forward”. That’s this year’s theme, a nod to the fest’s venerable history and to the Danbury Main Street… Read more »


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The Mercurial Gallery to Present “Selva Fantasma: Images from the Undeforestation Project”

by Amanda Bloom DANBURY, CONNECTICUT’S Mercurial Gallery will be exhibiting “Selva Fantasma: Images from the Undeforestation Project”, a photographic installation by Summer Moore and Marissa Macias, from December 31 to March 2, 2012. Selva Fantasma (Jungle Ghost) is a selection of photographs from Moore and… Read more »


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Connecticut Beers: Get Haggard With The Sea Hag

  A MUCH ANTICIPATED REVIEW that I’ve been chatting my friends up about, I finally got to New England Brewery’s Sea Hag. I first expirenced her in New Haven’s Owl Shop, located on College Street. The brewery, based in Woodbridge Connecticut, is currently offering the… Read more »


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The Art of Relaxation

by Kristin Hankins THE FOCUS AT TAKE TIME Relaxation Center in Bethel, Connecticut has always been massage, but owner Darryl Soifersmith has recently extended the notion of relaxation to the shop with an art gallery. The current exhibition features “Time Stops: Snapshots of Moments Overlooked”,… Read more »


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The Conscious Rapper

by Zulai Serrano HOWARD EADY JR., a Connecticut artist known by his stage name HiDefinition (HiDef), aims to clear up the misconceptions about hip-hop by approaching his art with a higher consciousness. Images of sex, drugs and violence have created a stereotype for rappers ever… Read more »


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The Mercurial’s 2011 Holiday Gift Guide

A very Mercurial gift guide. Jazz Beer Art Didgeridoos & more.     A very Mercurial gift guide.       The 366 Days 366 Drawings 2012 Calendar by Matt Hunsberger It’s Danbury, Connecticut art/music/design guru Matt Hunsberger’s annual calendar, featuring 366 individual drawings!  Buy… Read more »


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The Insider – Part 7

a serial by Joseph Benedict “The data here is too complete not to have been tested in the field,” Melbourne said breathlessly. “Soon, I’m afraid you’ll come up against agents in the field who can match your capabilities. Or exceed them. You have to get… Read more »


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Woodpeckers: Winter Bird Watching

by Will Michael DURING THE WINTER MONTHS the forest often seems barren and empty, but the the bare trees are advantageous for birdwatching.  Connecticut is home to a variety of woodpeckers,including the downy, hairy, red-bellied, and pileated. Here’s a quick lesson on how to identify… Read more »


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