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Strange, sweet moments behind the scenes at the Newport Jazz Festival

As the 60th Newport Jazz Festival gets under way in Newport, R.I., a writer looks back on his encounters with the personalities...

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Do you see a pattern here?

Marge Ellingson, secretary of the Country Quilters of Northeast Connecticut, says the age-old craft is seeing a rebirth due to magazines, websites...

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Book chronicles the remarkable women of Old Saybrook

Given the attractiveness of Saybrook as a community, it attracted interesting sorts of people. I really do think that every community also has an...

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Fundraiser takes 'trash the dress' to a lovely level

"Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn."
— Gore Vidal
WESTERLY — From bodices adorned with silver spoons to big, puffy skirts of delicately layered packing paper, the Trashion Show at the Granite Theatre Tuesday night...

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'Trashion' Show fundraiser is littered with creativity

WESTERLY — Could you make a dress out of coffee filters and chicken wire? How about hairstyling rods — or better yet - duct tape?
(Maybe the more appropriate question is that if you could make it, would you wear it for a night out?)
Roughly 40...

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