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Author: John Breunig


The legacy of ‘Rabbi Joe’

Our editorial about the legacy of Rabbi Joseph Ehrenkranz: “(He) embraced communication as the path forward. He challenged, he listened, he debated, he taught and he relentlessly chased knowledge.”

A last laugh from a big name

OK, bear with me for a moment. This post has more flashbacks than a “How I Met Your Mother” episode. I wrote a recent column that flashed back to a summer column about why journalists should never ask

Citizen Pavia

Brian Cashman’s civility talk at Ferguson Library Monday night included a couple of surprise guests, including Bobby Valentine, who declared “I’ve been a Yankees fan all my life” and shared an

Memorial service for John Franklin

A Celebration of Life has been scheduled for John Franklin, former head of the Westport Arts Center and the Westport Sunrise Rotary, who died May 19 at 76. Franklin is survived by Jeanne Franklin, his

My dinner with Celeste

Of the many fundraisers I’ve attended in Stamford over the years, only one provided me with a shared chuckle with an Oscar winner. My wife, Lisa, and I were just sitting down at our table during a

Here comes the flood

The usual trouble spots along Route 1 in Norwalk are being hit hard by Sunday’s heavy rainfall. Advocate City Editor Jonathan Lucas took the bottom image near Barnes & Noble a few minutes before

A final toast to Levon

I didn’t have the good fortune to see Levon Helm perform with The Band during its prime, but he never disappointed when I saw him play a quirky assortment of venues over the last few decades. Those

New talk show in downtown Stamford

Jerry Springer, Maury Povich and Steve Wilkos will soon get a little company at NBC’s studios on Atlantic Street in downtown Stamford. The weekday one-hour talk show, “Trisha,” starring Trisha Goddard

An invite to a man cave with pink ribbons

If you like your Super Bowl parties to have a twist, you may want to watch the game at Seaside Tavern. Regardless of who wins, you can leave knowing you contributed to a good cause. The party is

Identity crisis?

The weeks before the Super Bowl traditionally draw signs of fan loyalty on vehicles, but this is the best one I’ve seen leading to Sunday’s Giants/Patriots showdown. Of course, you’d think someone who