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Actress Blake Lively participates in announcing Godiva's Valentine's Day "Sweetest Story Ever Told" sweepstake details at the Andaz 5th Avenue on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012 in New York. The sweepstakes was eventually won by Marcia Peak; it's not known if she was a big consumer of Godiva products.(AP Photo/Evan Agostini)

No purchase needed to win? Many think otherwise

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“This is driven by people’s sense of deservingness,” said Rebecca Walker Reczek, co-author of the study and associate professor of marketing at The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business. “They think that if they have spent a lot of money with your company in the past, it is only fair that they get good things back – even in a random contest.” [Read More]
The Sterling Memorial Library was built with funds from the bequest of John W. Sterling B.A. 1864, and designed by architect James Gamble Rogers B.A. 1889, Sterling Memorial Library opened in 1930.

Yale’s Sterling Library celebrating renovation

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The Sterling Memorial Library
Built with funds from the bequest of John W. Sterling B.A. 1864, and designed by architect James Gamble Rogers B.A. 1889, Sterling Memorial Library opened in 1930. In designing the building, Rogers wanted the library to be centrally located on the Yale campus. He chose to incorporate the Collegiate Gothic style that was prevalent on campuses throughout the United States. The architectural elements in the entrance nave are reminiscent of gothic cathedral architecture. The windows of the nave, which were designed by G. Owen Bonawit, illustrate important events from the history of Yale and of New Haven. [Read More]

Ansonia voters to decide on Government reduction

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ANSONIA-Voters will get the chance to reduce local government this November. The Board of Aldermen voted overwhelmingly to adopt the Charter Revision commission recommendations to reduce the voting wards from 7 to 3; the number of Aldermen from 14 to9; and the number of Apportionment and Taxation appointees from 12 to 7. The Aldermen also […] [Read More]
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Fugitive wanted in Norwalk stabbing case arrested in North Carolina

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Norwalk – A fugitive wanted for a stabbing that occurred in November was arrested in North Carolina by the United States Marshals Service and extradited back to Connecticut Tuesday. Monique Hodge, 42, was wanted by an active warrant for assault in the first degree for a stabbing that occurred on November, 13 2013, according to […] [Read More]
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A scene from last year's Historic Festival at Lime Rock Park. Races are divided in nine groups; this is Group 7: Production Sports & GT Cars

Lime Rock’s 32nd Historic Festival begins this weekend

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From a press release: LAKEVILLE (August 26) – One last reminder that Lime Rock Park’s Historic Festival 32 begins this Thursday with the 142-car, 17-mile Vintage Race Car Parade presented by Abarth U.S.A. (to be streamed live on Lime Rock’s YouTube channel), followed by practice and qualifying on Friday for all nine race groups. Saturday […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport Police arrest two in street robbery

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Bridgeport – Two men were arrested last Thursday in connection with a robbery that occurred that same night. A victim told police that he was robbed of his iPhone and cash in West Field Park by two men, one who was armed with a gun, according to a press release. An officer, who responded to […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport police seek attempted robbery suspects caught on video

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Bridgeport – Detectives have released a video Tuesday of three suspects wanted in an attempted robbery last month, in hopes the public can help identify them. The three individuals can be seen in the video trying to enter a home at 113 Orland St. on July 25, before a neighbor scares them away. The suspects fled without gaining […] [Read More]
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Woman attacked by raccoon after mistaking it for cat

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Update: Hamden Police say the raccoon who attacked an elderly woman yesterday has tested positive for the rabies virus by the Connecticut Public Health Laboratory. Police say officers at the scene did not have direct contact with the raccoon.  Original post:  Hamden – An 88-year-old woman was attacked by a raccoon Sunday night after she […] [Read More]
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