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Licia Albanese, reigning Met soprano of '40s and '50s, dies

 August 21, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am

Licia Albanese, a revered Metropolitan Opera soprano who achieved superstar status in the postwar era for her emotionally intense and technically accomplished portrayals, particularly of the doomed geisha in "Madama Butterfly" and other Puccini...

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‘Fat Guys in the Woods’ feels like a teachable moment missed

 August 14, 2014; Updated: 4:46 pm

Earlier this year, the Weather Channel had an odd and surprisingly spirited dust-up with DirecTV over the network's ratio of reality shows to weather reporting. DirecTV felt the ratio was too high and refused to carry the Weather Channel unless...

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Premium Content Young sailors at the Seaport

 August 12, 2014; Updated: 12:18 am

Participants with the Joseph Conrad Overnight Sailing Camp at Mystic Seaport prepare their Dyer Dhows for sailing on the Mystic River on Monday. Participants in the weeklong overnight camp sleep onboard the Conrad and spend their days sailing on the...

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Premium Content United Way seeks school supplies

 August 12, 2014; Updated: 6:06 pm

United Way of Southeastern Connecticut is conducting a school supply drive through Aug. 22, and invites local individuals, groups and businesses to donate school supplies or run a drive to collect items. All items will be distributed to schools...

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Soaked for charity: Ice-bucket challenges get cool

 August 11, 2014; Updated: 2:02 am

The idea is simple: Take a bucket of ice water, dump it over your head, record it and post the video on social media.

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Up, up and away!

 August 9, 2014; Updated: 11:51 pm

Hot air balloons lift off Friday during a mass ascent at the 36th International Balloon Fiesta at the Ashton Court Estate near Bristol, England.

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Premium Content Stair masters

 August 4, 2014; Updated: 12:13 am

Vann Siri, left, and his wife, Ouklay Lim, renovate the staircases behind their home at 33 Mountain Ave. in New London on Sunday. The couple purchased the home, which had been abandoned for two years, in 2008, and have completed renovations each...

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Premium Content Taking the plunge in Griswold

 August 2, 2014; Updated: 12:32 am

Payton Mercier, 13, of Plainfield, left, and Takiya Holden, 12, of Griswold cool off Friday by plunging into the waters of Glasgo Pond in Griswold.

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Premium Content Norwich to commemorate Nagasaki atomic bomb anniversary

 August 1, 2014; Updated: 8:13 pm

A ceremony to mark the 69th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan in 1945 will be held at 10:45 a.m. Saturday Aug. 9 outside Norwich City Hall at the Freedom Bell tower.

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Riding the Westerly rabbit

 July 26, 2014; Updated: 12:23 am

Kristen Maciorski, right, snaps a photo of her daughters, Kali, 6, and Kyla, 2, on the Runaway Bunny sculpture in Westerly's Wilcox Park on Friday while Amy Sherman, left, steadies her daughter, Julia, 2, for her spot in the photo.

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Outcry, action against harassment grows at Comic-Con

 July 26, 2014; Updated: 4:07 pm

Mariah Huehner attended her first Comic-Con as a newly minted comic book editor a few years ago, looking to network with artists. But at a nighttime party in a hotel by the bay, she realized that others had a different kind of connection in...

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Colbert’s ‘Late Show’ will stay in New York City

 July 25, 2014; Updated: 5:12 pm

It's not really a surprise, but it's official anyway: "Late Show With Stephen Colbert" is staying in the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City.When Colbert takes over from David Letterman sometime next year, the production will remain in...

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Laugh Factory teams with Larry King’s Ora TV

 July 23, 2014; Updated: 5:12 pm

The Laugh Factory has found an edgy new comic force to give it a leg up in the digital age - Larry King.In an effort to reach a bigger online audience, the comedy club chain has partnered with Ora TV, the production house and digital video...

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Premium Content Drum and bugle show at New London High

 July 21, 2014; Updated: 12:13 am

Members of the Racine Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps perform their 2014 show in an exhibition with The 7th Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps and Les Stentors on Sunday at New London High School.

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ABC puts focus on diversity in programming

 July 20, 2014; Updated: 3:02 pm

ABC is taking a bold step this fall to diversify prime-time television by prominently showcasing African-Americans, Latinos and other minorities on a scale never before seen on a major American network.The broadcast networks have...

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In Minneapolis, beer by the ounce at the ballpark

 July 16, 2014; Updated: 4:33 pm

In a first for Major League Baseball stadiums, Target Field has rolled out self-serve beer machines that let fans decide exactly how big - or small - a brew they want.The first station, with two dispensing machines on the third-base side...

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Premium Content Sharing the good times on a New London street

 July 15, 2014; Updated: 12:56 am

Miguel Alvarez, left, of Groton, watches a video Monday that he shot of the Western Mass Puerto Rican Parade, held Sunday in Holyoke, Mass., with his friend, Leroy Munoz of New London, along Truman Street in New London.

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Bear euthanized on Bradley International Airport property

 July 11, 2014; Updated: 3:47 pm

The bear had been spotted several times recently in the vicinity of the airport, but on Thursday the animal found its way on to the grounds, said Department of Energy and Environmental Protection spokesman Dennis Schain.

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Premium Content Pop princess Katy Perry performs at Mohegan Sun Arena

 July 8, 2014; Updated: 12:01 am

Pop singer Katy Perry performs her hit "Roar" to a sold-out show on her Prismatic tour at Mohegan Sun Arena on Monday.

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Premium Content World Cup on the menu

 July 2, 2014; Updated: 1:08 am

Pizzarama Drive-In staff members react at the restaurant after the United States team misses a scoring attempt during overtime against Belgium in Tuesday's World Cup soccer game. The New London restaurant is celebrating 53 years in business.

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Stephen King steers ‘Under the Dome’ premiere

 June 26, 2014; Updated: 4:33 pm

When asked how he came to write the Season 2 premiere of "Under the Dome," the television adaptation of his 2009 sci-fi novel that returns to CBS on June 30, Stephen King is refreshingly candid."I knew that George R.R. Martin had written a...

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Premium Content Crossing over

 June 25, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am

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Premium Content Oldest dragger in the fleet returns to Stonington

 June 24, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

Harry Way, a crewman on the fishing vessel Neptune, looks over damage in the fishing net as the crew unloads its catch of shrimp Monday at Gambardella Wholesale Fish at the Town Dock in Stonington. The Neptune, the oldest dragger in the Stonington...

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Premium Content Fresh coat of paint for a Mystic coffeehouse

 June 24, 2014; Updated: 3:10 pm

Danny Park, top, and his nephew Zeb Park prep the clapboards on the Pearl Street side of Bartleby's coffee shop in Mystic for painting on Monday. The pair had already painted the front of the building, facing West Main Street, and were glad for the...

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Mark Hall-Patton of ‘Pawn Stars’ is the real deal

 June 23, 2014; Updated: 6:30 pm

The gray-bearded man in the red shirt and wide-brimmed Amish hat wades into the crowd outside the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, squinting into the noon-hour light.Suddenly, the fans are upon him. They know their quarry on a first-name...

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