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3 hrs ago | The Hartford Courant

Chapter One: The Plantation Next Door

The most disturbing evidence of Connecticut's long and profitable complicity in slavery lies hidden in plain sight in the town of Salem , in the fields and woods around an ice cream bar near Routes 11 and 82. There, archaeologists from Central Connecticut State University are painstakingly uncovering the remnants of a plantation worked by as many ... (more)

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Related Topix: Archaeology, Anthropology, Science, Central Connecticut State University, Salem, CT, Pomfret, CT, East Hampton, CT

Sun Aug 31, 2014

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Video: Polo Match Benefits Virginia's House of Hope

Virginia's House of Hope celebrated the end of summer with their second annual Polo Benefit for Hope at the Greenwich Polo Club.

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Patch.com

No Charges Yet in President Obama Threat Case, Suspicious Car Found in Connecticut

Update at 7:20 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014: Westchester News 12 reported that initially authorities believed the man who may have allegedly made threats against President Obama, might have been armed with an assault rifle.

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Related Topix: US Secret Service, US News

New Canaan News-Review

I don't usually get involved in writing letters, but I felt the inspiration when I saw that Sen. Boucher was campaigning for office again.

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WWLP

CT launches campaign against highway speeding

The state Department of Transportation highway safety office is launching the first part of an anti-speeding campaign in rural Connecticut, where officials say most deaths occur due to automobile speeding.

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Related Topix: Connecticut Government

Sat Aug 30, 2014

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Political Operatives: Campaigns Tap Veteran Staffers For Governor's...

Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Aug. 30--The fight for the Connecticut governorship between Republican Tom Foley and incumbent Democrat Dannel P. Malloy has generated significant national attention and, behind the curtain, attracted seasoned political operatives to both campaigns.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Christopher Murphy, Jesse Jackson, Representative Brad Schneider, John Tierney

News Times

Debicella renew rivalry

That's where the comparisons to the governor's race start and end for the rematch between U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn., and Republican challenger Dan Debicella in Connecticut's 4th Congressional District.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Christopher Shays, Republican, US House of Representatives, us Travel, Travel, Fairfield County, CT, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC)

The Hartford Courant

Towns Embrace Poet Laureates

With this in mind, the handful of local poet laureates in the state are hoping to build on a recent expansion in their ranks.

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Related Topix: South Windsor, CT, Simsbury, CT, West Hartford, CT, Hartford, CT

The Hartford Courant

Authorities investigate suspected threat against President Obama: reports

Authorities in Connecticut on Friday were investigating a possible threat against President Barack Obama , local media reported.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Killingworth, CT

The Miami Herald

Money rolling into Connecticut 5th District race

Connecticut's 5th Congressional District race is expected once again to be an expensive battle, attracting millions of dollars in outside money.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Elizabeth Esty, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Connecticut Government, Scott Brown, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, Republican

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Video: Westport Police Crack Down on Texting and Driving

That's the new campaign by the Westport Police Department. And, it could cost you up to 500 dollars if you're caught in the act.

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Related Topix: Connecticut Government

Fri Aug 29, 2014

WTNH

Farmington bus driver arrested for DUI had prior arrests

It was a nervous ride for students on the bus, and now Farminfton parents are on a roller coaster after bus driver Tammy Costello was arrested for DUI earlier this week.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Connecticut Government

Patch.com

Speeding Is Biggest Traffic Killer, CT Dot Says, Mostly Where Limit is 30 MPH or Less

With the arrival of Labor Day holiday weekend, many Connecticut residents will close the summer by traveling throughout the state to barbeques, family gatherings and tourist destinations.

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Related Topix: Connecticut Government

Greenwich Citizen

Pelto fails to earn spot on Connecticut ballot

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill's office announced Friday that Pelto, a petitioning candidate, did not submit the required 7,500 signatures of registered voters.

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Related Topix: Connecticut Government

Star Tribune

Officials: Connecticut school bus driver had prior DUI arrest, bus company records reviewed

Connecticut officials examined a school bus company's records after one of its drivers was charged with driving drunk with 20 children on her bus, and authorities learned the woman had been arrested before on a DUI charge.

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Related Topix: Connecticut Government

Norwalk Citizen News

Connecticut gun rights group backs Foley

Friday's endorsement by the Connecticut Citizens Defense League , posted on the group's website, immediately prompted accusations from Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy 's campaign that Foley would support repealing the wide-ranging gun control law passed after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School .

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CTNow.com

Cycling And Cultural Fests To Fill Downtown Hartford

The Connecticut Cycling Festival kicks off a weekend of competitive amateur and professional biking in Hartford on Saturday and Sunday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Hartford, CT, Haddam, CT, Old Lyme, CT, East Haddam, CT

TheDay.Com

Run, Rob, Run

I once criticized Rob Simmons, then the Republican congressman for eastern Connecticut, for returning from a visit to the prison at Guantanamo Bay and praising the food there.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Rob Simmons, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Joe Courtney, Democrat, US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, Prison

TheDay.Com

State offers free private well testing

The state Department of Public Health announced Thursday that it will provide free private well testing for the first 250 people who come to the DPH education booth at each of three Connecticut agricultural fairs.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

News Times

Multi-media art sale at Sherman winery

"Wine, Women and Art," a multi-media art exhibit and sale, will be at the White Silo Farm and Winery, Route 37, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Fri through Sun, Sept.

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Related Topix: Sherman, CT, Ridgefield, CT, Bethel, CT

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