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  • Candidates Get Their Message Out At New London's Sailfest

    Candidates Get Their Message Out At New London's Sailfest
    NEW LONDON — Republican campaigns are in full swing one month before the party's primary election, and candidates for statewide office spent Saturday in the southeastern corner of the state – speaking to voters who are among the 300,000...
  • Amistad Has To Change Its Course

    Amistad Has To Change Its Course
    It's been a bad week for a good ship. The head of the nonprofit that operates the Amistad, Connecticut's official flagship and Tall Ship ambassador, notified New London officials that the schooner would not be visiting Sailfest in the Whaling City this...
  • Thumbs Up To Accountability

    It took far longer than it should have, but the Malloy administration is finally putting the brakes on the state's generosity to Amistad America. Thumbs up to that. The governor all but ordered the Amistad to Sailfest, the New London event that the...
  • Thumbs Up On 'Heaven'

    Thumbs up and a kickflip for Heaven, the skate park that is officially opening today in downtown Hartford. The site on the platform over I-84 has long been a haven for young artists and athletes, a place to skateboard and paint graffiti without fear of...
  • Governor Tells Amistad America To Send Ship To Sailfest in New London

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy sent a letter Thursday to Amistad America, urging the financially troubled organization to bring the ship to Sailfest in New London this weekend or face the prospect of losing its nearly $400,000 in annual state funding. Malloy's...
  • What Happened To $8 Million For Amistad?

    What Happened To $8 Million For Amistad?
    The schooner Amistad, the replica of the ship that was the scene of a famed slave revolt in 1839, is temporarily back in Connecticut waters. That's an improvement over the situation last summer, when the tall ship's whereabouts were difficult to...
  • READER SUBMITTED: New Guide For Greater Hartford And Connecticut's River Valley

    People can discover hundreds of attractions, restaurants and lodgings in the new "2014-2015 Greater Hartford & Connecticut's River Valley Visitors Guide." The glossy 64-page guide is produced by the Central Regional Tourism District, the leisure travel...
  • Sunken Garden: Poetry And Music Under The Stars

    Sunken Garden: Poetry And Music Under The Stars
    The Sunken Garden Poetry Festival, which begins this year on Wednesday, June 11, is a feast for all the senses. Now in its 22nd year, the festival presents readings by top national and admired Connecticut poets on the exquisite grounds of the Hill-Stead...
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  • Jervey Tervalon has a taste for observation in 'Monster's Chef'

    Jervey Tervalon has a taste for observation in 'Monster's Chef'
    The novelist Jervey Tervalon likes to share this interesting fun fact about his life: He was born in the same year as Michael Jackson, Madonna and Prince. Tervalon, 55, is a professional teller and gatherer of stories and also a busy literary networker....
  • The State That Slavery Built: An Introduction

    The State That Slavery Built: An Introduction
    Connecticut was a slave state. Does that sound wrong? Does it feel wrong? It shouldn't. Connecticut has a history to confront as much as any Southern state. This reconsideration of Connecticut and its complicity in the institution of slavery is not an...