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State Reports Positive Mosquitoes for Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus

  The State Mosquito Management Program has announced that mosquitoes trapped in Hampton on August 26 have tested positive for eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEE). These results represent the first EEE-positive mosquitoes identified in Hampton by the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) this year.  … Read more »


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Owen Eagen Selected as Chair of Connecticut’s Freedom of Information Commission

  Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy has announced that he selected Owen P. Eagan of West Hartford to serve as chairman of the Freedom of Information Commission (FOIC), the state body responsible for administering and enforcing the provisions of the state’s Freedom of Information Act,… Read more »


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Connecticut Fire Crew Returns Home From 30,000 Acre Canada Wildfire

  Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced that the members of Connecticut’s fire crew returnd home to Connecticut on Wednesday evening at Eastern District Headquarters in Marlborough.   The 19-member crew (nine DEEP employees and 10 private-sector firefighters) left Connecticut on July… Read more »


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California Woman Wins Homebrewer of the Year in World’s Largest Beer Competition

  More than 3,400 homebrewers and beer enthusiasts gathered at the 35th Annual National Homebrewers Conference this weekend at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown.  The Conference was presented the American Homebrewers Association (AHA), and attendees attended seminars, bonded over brews, and had their beers judged in the… Read more »


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#82: The Octagon House

from Wikipedia   The Octagon House, in Danbury, Connecticut, United States, is located on Spring Street. It is considered the best octagon house of the 12 that survive in Connecticut. In 1973 it was added to the National Register of Historic Places to avert its demolition in urban renewal.   It is… Read more »


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#79: CT Beer Week

  The Connecticut beer industry is proud to launch the state’s “Brew & Buy Local” campaign, a joint effort among brewers, wholesalers, retailers and restaurants to support local industries. The campaign will officially launch during CT Beer Week,  May 11 through 18. This weeklong, statewide event was… Read more »


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Grammy Nominated Trumpeter Sings of South African Wedding Traditions on New Album

  Grammy nominated trumpeter and vocalist Hugh Masekela is touring the United States this month, and this Friday, he and his band are making a stop in Middletown, Connecticut at Wesleyan University in celebration of Masekala’s new album, Jabulani.   Some of Masekela’s earliest memories are… Read more »


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Call for Artists: ‘The Eighth Crossing’ Juried by Christopher Zhang at Hygienic Art

  The Hygienic Art Galleries in New London, Connecticut will accept submissions from artists in all medias for ‘The Eighth Crossing’ Juried Exhibition. Hygienic Art is extremely proud to announce that this year’s guest juror will be world-renowned oil painter Christopher Zhang. The exhibition will… Read more »


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Socio-Politico-Culturo-Salsa-Reggae-Hip-Hop Band Ozomatli Hits It Big with Kids Album

  Over the past 18 years, LA culture-mashers Ozomatli have sung about everything from immigration protests to Hurricane Katrina. But with their album Ozomatli presents OzoKidz (Hornblow/Megaforce/RED) the band has immersed themselves in a new world of storytelling, one with a very different list of priorities……. Read more »


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Opening for First of Two “Accessible Art Project” Exhibits at ESCAPE to the Arts This Saturday

  The Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut’s ESCAPE to the Arts will host an opening reception from 4 to 6pm this Saturday, February 16, for  a new exhibition, ‘Aesthetic Expressions’, featuring work by local artistsGary Stanford, Christa Forrest, and Randy Lagana. The show runs through… Read more »


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Great Line Up at Ridgefield Playhouse’s Concerts for Hope and Healing

  Edie Brickell, Paul Shaffer, Bernie Williams, and O.A.R. are just some of the performers on deck for this weekend’s Concerts for Hope and Healing at the Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, Connecticut.  The benefit show will be held on Saturday and Sunday, January 19 and… Read more »


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UK Style Home Brew Competition

  Monroe, Connecticut’s homebrew supply store Maltose Express and Stamford’s Coalhouse Pizza have joined forces in creating a UK style home brew competition.  The deadline for entries is Saturday, February 16 (you’ve got one month, get brewing!) and all styles from the UK will be… Read more »


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