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City: Conn. dog’s life isn’t illegal

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The living conditions of a dog in northern Bridgeport have generated some buzz on social media this week, but city animal control officers have been to the owner’s home and say they don’t see anything that breaks state or local animal laws. A Brooklyn woman named Leslie Levenson Dau wrote on her Facebook page that a […] [Read More]
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Designer reimagines Connecticut flag

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A talented designer with perhaps too much time on his hands took it upon himself to redesign the 50 state flags after discovering they lack unity. “I was immediately bothered by how discordant they are as a group, and I wasn’t surprised to learn they break just about every rule of flag design.” designer Ed […] [Read More]
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Are these the best Halloween decorations in Connecticut?

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Greenwich Time photographer Bob Luckey snapped these fantastic photos of a house in the Chickahominy section of Greenwich. It got us wondering about what other great decorations are out there. This is where you come in. We want your photos of any Halloween decorations you come across. Send them to ed@ctnews.com and we may include […] [Read More]
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Sleep in New Canaan’s Glass House for $30,000

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Forget diamonds. This holiday season, glass is in. Neiman Marcus unveiled its 87th Christmas Book on Tuesday,  and among the offerings is an overnight stay in the Philip Johnson Glass House in New Canaan. A one-night stay costs $30,000. The house, built in 1949, is on the National Register of Historic Places and is a […] [Read More]
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Five years since we lost Paul Newman

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Legendary actor, philanthropist and Westport resident Paul Newman died on Sept. 26, 2008. To mark the anniversary, the Newman’s Own Foundation announced Thursday it will be giving $7 million to military service organizations over the next three years. Newman served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. You can read more about the program […] [Read More]
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After delay, Mariano Rivera fans get their bobbleheads

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When the Yankee Stadium gates opened 40 minutes late Tuesday for Mariano Rivera Bobblehead Night, there were still no bobbleheads. Instead, the first 18,000 Yankees fans through the turnstiles, who by some accounts waited in line for hours, were given vouchers for the trinkets to be picked up later. Turns out, later is the third […] [Read More]
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Westport native captures Nairobi mall massacre

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New York Times photojournalist and Staples High graduate Tyler Hicks was in a shop next to Nairobi’s Westgate Mall on Saturday when militants stormed the upscale shopping center, igniting a bloody, multi-day standoff. Hicks pulled out his camera and found his way into the mall, where he met up with police and was allowed to […] [Read More]
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Miss Connecticut makes Final 10 at Miss America

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UPDATE (11 p.m): Miss New York has been crowned Miss America. UPDATE (10:45 p.m): The Final 5 contestants have been announced, and Tarpey didn’t make the cut. Miss Florida and Miss New York are among those advancing. UPDATE (10:25 p.m): Tarpey made the next cut, which means America got to hear her say “Chin up, […] [Read More]
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New Canaan conservationist dead at 79

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Donal O’Brien, a longtime leader of the National Audubon Society, died Sunday at the age of 79. The New Canaan resident died of complications from pneumonia, his daughter told the New York Times. Along with his conservation work, he was also the chief counsel to the Rockefeller family for nearly 50 years. Be sure to […] [Read More]
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Readers share Sept. 11 stories

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[View the story "Where were you on 9/11?" on Storify] Thanks to all who shared their experiences from that difficult day. [Read More]
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