Visions For Vacancies: 431 Main St. New Hartford

Periodically, we’ll feature a commercial building and ask you what you think would be the best use for it. Forget what zone it’s in, ignore setback regulations, dump lot coverage rules and all the other zoning jargon that puts most people to sleep. If you had your way, what would you like to see there? What would […]

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2020 Census: Hiring Event Offers $25 Per Hour Jobs in Terryville

Uncle Sam wants you to participate in the 2020 Census … and not just as a citizen who fills out the form. The Census Bureau is hiring up to 500,000 temporary, part-time census takers for the 2020 Census in communities across the country. A representative from Census 2020 will be at the Terryville Public Library […]

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Visions For Vacancies: 187 Church St. Torrington

Periodically, we’ll feature a commercial building and ask you what you think would be the best use for it. Forget what zone it’s in, ignore setback regulations, dump lot coverage rules and all the other zoning jargon that puts most people to sleep. If you had your way, what would you like to see there? What would […]

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Historic Buildings of Harwinton: Abijah Catlin II House

Abijah Catlin II (1747-1813) built the house at 1 Harmony Hill Road in Harwinton c. 1760-1765. Land in the area had been granted to his father, Abijah Catlin I (1715-1778) in 1739, soon after the Town of Harwinton was formed in 1737. In addition to the house, which he operated as an inn, Catlin also built a store just to the west on the same […]

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7 Hot Spots to Try Amazing Pizza in Connecticut

There is a long and glorious tradition of pizza in Connecticut. From original and authentic pizzerias to family-run restaurants, everything you’re looking for in (and on) a pizza is, well, under your nose. The state, by the way, is famous for ‘Apizza’, a truly Connecticut-style pie that is cooked in a wood or coal-fired oven at […]

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Unusual Connecticut: Shade Swamp Sanctuary

Given a long enough timeline, nature will swallow anything up, and such was the fate of an abandoned small zoo just off U.S. Route 6 in Connecticut. Now people drive by every day without knowing the remnants of a Depression-era menagerie are peeking out from the overgrowth surrounding the road. The little “zoo” was part […]

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34 Things to Do in Connecticut This January

Looking for something to do in Connecticut in January? Whether you want something active, relaxing, cultural or nature-oriented, we have you covered. Learn more! Active Adventure 1. Try snowshoeing. Rent snow shoes from Housatonic River Outfitters and hit the Appalachian Trail and Mohawk State Forest. At Winding Trails in Farmington, you can rent snow shoes, skate skis, and  cross-country skis. 2. […]

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100 Remarkable Things to do in Connecticut

Connecticut is the third smallest state by area, in the USA, and has the highest per-capita income. The capital city is Hartford. It is also known as Constitution State, the Provisions State, The Nutmeg state, and the Land of steady habits. Connecticut has a strong tradition with maritime, having the Connecticut and Thames Rivers, along […]

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