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Litchfield County

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  • Same-Sex Marriage Law An Economic Boon For State

    Same-Sex Marriage Law An Economic Boon For State
    Nikki Wells and Barbara McNickles, a 40-something lesbian couple from Ohio, didn't think of themselves as economic trendsetters when they got in their car and drove to Connecticut on a chilly day in March last year. They just wanted to get married....
  • 8 outdoor events happening this weekend

    8 outdoor events happening this weekend
    It’s supposed to be a beautiful weekend, so why not spend it outdoors?  Here are 8 outdoor events happening around the state this weekend. Friday 6/15 Greenfest City Center Danbury Danbury Festival with booths by environmental organizations,...
  • With Tax Increases Kicking In, State Budget Surplus Projected At $101 Million

    With Tax Increases Kicking In, State Budget Surplus Projected At $101 Million
    With the largest tax increase in Connecticut history kicking in, the state is projected to generate a surplus of more than $100 million in the current fiscal year - finally pushing the state into the black. While the number might seem surprising after...
  • Learn the tricks of pickling, canning and freezing foods, July 14th at the Litchfield County Extension Center

    Learn the tricks of pickling, canning and freezing foods, July 14th at the Litchfield County Extension Center
    There is now a program that will help educate people the safest ways to keep their food fresh. Diane Wright Hirsch, an extension educator with the University of Connecticut, will be leading the program with three workshops: "Home Canning of Fruits and...
  • Bond Commission Approves Jackson Lab Funding

    Bond Commission Approves Jackson Lab Funding
    The State Bond Commission granted final approval to spend $291 million for Jackson Laboratory to construct a new building and create 300 new bioscience jobs on the University of Connecticut Health Center campus in Farmington. The commission voted 8 to...
  • The Land Of The Ancient Pines

    I now know what the steel ball feels like when it is being whopped around the bumpers in a pinball machine. On a recent visit to the wilds of Litchfield County, I was mesmerized by the sunlight flashing through the breaks in the white pine canopy. My...
  • Hiking With Pride: Like Regular Hiking, But Gayer

    Hiking With Pride:  Like Regular Hiking, But Gayer
    “What’s the difference between straight hiking and gay hiking?” a straight friend once asked Richard, a financier who is proud to call himself a Connecticut Pride Hiker. Richard believes it’s the humor that distinguishes gay...
  • House Speaker Chris Donovan, Former Gov. John Rowland On "The Real Story'' On Sunday Morning With Host Laurie Perez On FOX CT

    Two well-known politicians will be among the guests this Sunday on "The Real Story'' on FOX CT. State House Speaker Christopher Donovan will be speaking about his run for Congress in the 5th District, which stretches from his hometown of Meriden to...
  • Two Months Before A White Christmas; Storm Hits Connecticut

    Some people dream of a white Christmas. Others think it's cool for Thanksgiving. But before Halloween? An October nor'easter brought heavy, wet snow across the state Saturday, causing widespread traffic problems and knocking down tree limbs and power...
  • How Could CL&P Not Know What We Were In For?

    The first priority is to get the electricity back on and to make sure all citizens, particularly elderly residents living alone, are safe. But it's also time to ask what Connecticut Light & Power was doing in the days and hours before the storm when a...
  • Deluxe: In Good Taste

    Deluxe:  In Good Taste
    Join Duff Goldman, star of Food Network's “Ace of Cakes” and renowned chef Jacques Pépin to taste delicious bites from more than 40 of the best local restaurants at Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation New Haven June 8 at Yale Commons...