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Memorial will be open on night of 9/11

The Sept. 11 memorial plaza will be open on the night of the attacks' anniversary this year, the first time the general public will be able to visit ground zero on the commemoration date.

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Try a ‘Change of Scene’ in Westerly

Premium Content As the title of the Artists' Cooperative Gallery of Westerly suggests, "A Change of Scene" implies transition - whether in the context of seasons or artistic perspective. Hell, just look at the majestic moose in John Fast's tremendous photograph "Under Attack" (above). That's a fine...

Broadway season features Sting, Jackman and Peter Pan

The coming Broadway season has something for everyone - a musical by Sting, a magician-filled SUV, the incomparable Hugh Jackman, the equally regal Helen Mirren, a musical set in a funeral parlor and not one, but two Gyllenhaals. Here's a look at some highlights of the 2014-15...

Hip-hop moves as strong force for Michael Brown

Rappers are making their voices heard in song and on the ground in Ferguson, Missouri, in the wake of Michael Brown's shooting death, channeling hip-hop's earlier roots when the genre worked as a voice for the oppressed and spoke out against injustice.


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Live Lunch Break - U.S. Coast Guard Dixieland Jazz Band

The Day brings you U.S. Coast Guard Dixieland Jazz Band live in concert at the Hygienic Art Park.

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NBC News says Chelsea Clinton quits as reporter

Chelsea Clinton said Friday she is quitting her job as a reporter at NBC News, citing increased work at the Clinton Foundation...

Diane Sawyer exits as ABC’s evening news anchor

Diane Sawyer signed off as anchor of ABC's "World News" on Wednesday, telling viewers that it has been wonderful to be the...

How Anna Gunn’s Skyler White changed television

"It's really too bad that the Emmys hate the future," critic Kate Aurthur wrote at BuzzFeed on Tuesday, expressing a lot of people's...


Comedian Joan Rivers remains hospitalized in New York City

Joan Rivers remained in a New York City hospital Friday, one day after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office.

VIDEO: Joan Rivers suffered cardiac arrest, rushed to hospital

Joan Rivers is in a New York City hospital Thursday after she was rushed from a doctor's office when she went into cardiac arrest, police and...

Laverne Cox hopes to inspire with life story

Laverne Cox realizes she is having a winning moment as a transgender actor in entertainment - including a recent Emmy nomination - and she hopes...


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Premium Content The joys of rediscovering Vertrano's

When our kids were little, Vetrano's was a regular stop. They were happy with pasta or pizza - and our daughter practically made a meal out of the housemade focaccia bread and oil brought...

Premium Content Seehund: A taste of Germany in New London

There’s a certain resonance between the decor of the Seehund and its menu items. Both are dark and rich.


Premium Content 'Living foods' talk to benefit Stonington woman recovering from cancer

Dr. Brian Clement, director of the Hippocrates Health Institute in West Palm Beach, Fla., asserts that many people who make the choice to...

Premium Content A deep-fried, bacon-wrapped fair season is here

A Twinx. It's a Twinkie - stuffed with a Twix candy bar - wrapped in bacon - deep-fried - and drizzled with chocolate-caramel sauce.


Ex-007 actor spying again in 'November Man'

Onetime 007 Pierce Brosnan embraces a darker take on spycraft in Roger Donaldson's "The November Man," playing a former CIA agent whose autumnal nickname acknowledges his tendency to...

VIDEO: Jolie, Pitt wed in Chateau Miraval, France

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were married Saturday in Chateau Miraval, France, says a spokesman for the couple.


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Gun tourism grows in popularity in recent years

The death of an Arizona firearms instructor by a 9-year-old girl who was firing a fully automatic Uzi displayed a tragic side of what has become a hot industry in the U.S.: gun...

Premium Content Assemble your crew for the Whaling City Film Project

Neff Productions presents the sixth annual Whaling City Film Project filmmaking competition in New London. The contest challenges participants to script, shoot, edit and score a short film with a...


Premium Content Sing with the Mystic River Chorale

General auditions for the 2014-15 season will be held on the evenings of Sept. 8, 15 and 22 by appointment at Union Baptist Church in Mystic.

Premium Content Rosie Flores plays the Knick

If it's Tuesday night in iconic Austin, Texas, iconic singer/guitarist Rosie Flores holds down a residency in the town's iconic...


Premium Content Dreaming of a white (trash) Christmas

Who doesn't love a good trailer-park comedy?


Premium Content Harkness Family Day is Sunday

The Friends of Harkness present the 21st annual Harkness Family Day on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Harkness Memorial State Park on...


Premium Content Flo Gris showcases folk art from Fenimore Museum, painted chests

Flo Gris showcases folk art
from Fenimore Museum, painted chests from Connecticut


Author’s ode to crosswords is right on the mark

If you love solving crosswords, you know how it feels to be in the fraternity. There's the rush of matching wits with a mysterious puzzle-maker,...

Books for children - Aug. 31



Your stars - Sept. 2

Happy Birthday: Focus on learning, improving your friendships and association with others and exploring new interests that will take your...