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  • READER SUBMITTED: Amistad Center Receives Prestigious Grant To Support Education Programs

    The Amistad Center for Art & Culture is one of only 12 museums in the nation - and the only one in Connecticut - to receive a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS), as part of the Museum Grants for African American History...
  • Boys and Girls Soccer: Wednesday's Results

    Coginchaug, Old Lyme, and East Hampton. Those were the names some of us threw out as favorites to bring home the Shoreline conference title in girls soccer. Others tossed out Old Saybrook, Portland and Haddam-Killingworth. But if Wednesday was any...
  • Boys and Girls Soccer: Friday's Results

    The season is still young and weeks away from an honest report card, but that doesn't mean we can't begin to form some opinions.  Take Friday.  In the span of a few short hours, we learned a little bit more from just a handful of scores. For example,...
  • State Education Chief Leaving After Series Of Controversies

    State Education Chief Leaving After Series Of Controversies
    HARTFORD — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Monday that Stefan Pryor, his controversial state education commissioner, will leave by January and is "actively seeking new professional opportunities'' — a move that critics branded as an election-...
  • Audit Museums

    The state's many museums should be audited on a regular basis and it should be mandated. I once visited the old science museum in West Hartford when my children were little. It was expensive to get in and there was not much to see once we got in. With...
  • Take a walk on the Connecticut Freedom Trail

    Today, following the stops on the Connecticut Freedom Trail is a sobering, yet risk-free adventure into the past of our multi-faceted state. Those who originally tred it did so secretly, often in the dead of night, and if they were caught they could be...
  • READER SUBMITTED: The Black Panther Party In CT

    On Thursday, Oct. 2, at 6 p.m., the New Haven Museum, The Amistad Committee Inc., and the Connecticut Freedom Trail Committee will present a panel discussion on "The Black Panther Party of Connecticut," featuring Dr. Jamie Wilson, associate professor of...
  • Did You Know? Three Facts About Every Connecticut Town

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  • Seth MacFarlane is a family guy at the Bowl's John Williams tribute

    Seth MacFarlane is a family guy at the Bowl's John Williams tribute
    Seth MacFarlane: Live at the Hollywood Bowl! A sentence perhaps many thought or wished that they would never see. But there he was, the “Family Guy” creator, in the cool of a beautiful August evening, dressed in a formal white jacket and a...
  • Receiver On Board To Straighten Out Amistad

    Though it should have happened sooner, Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen took the right step in putting a receiver at the helm of the Amistad, the schooner that is the state's official tall ship and was built with state money, but is in private...
  • Pryor Helped Set Education Reform On Right Track

    Pryor Helped Set Education Reform On Right Track
    When Gov. Dannel P. Malloy was elected four years ago, Connecticut had the worst achievement gap between poor minority students and suburban white students in the country. In addition, overall test scores were flat, and the state was consistently...