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Top Spots For Horseback Riding In Connecticut

These spots are ideal whether you’re a novice who has never saddled up a horse before, an occasional rider looking for some refresher lessons, or an experienced equestrian.

06/06/2015

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Top Skate Parks In Connecticut

A variety of skate parks are designed and built around the state for skateboarding, in-line skating, and bikes. Some provide outdoor entertainment while others create an indoor spot to escape the weather blues. With various surfaces from concrete to asphalt, skateboarders can take their pick of the best park around. Parks range from free admission to low daily prices.

06/05/2015

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Senate Passes Democratic Budget Shortly Before Adjournment

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP)  The Connecticut Senate has voted in favor of a two-year, $40.3 billion Democratic budget that drew sharp criticism from several of the state’s major employers for raising taxes. The fiscal package cleared […]

06/03/2015

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Top LGBT Pride Events In Connecticut

Events are scheduled all across the state of Connecticut to honor and celebrate LGBT pride. These events are hosted by local LGBT organizations such as True Colors, Triangle Community Center and CLARO. They provide the opportunity to celebrate, meet new peers from the community, and enjoy fun entertainment. Most of these events are free with the exception of the Rainbow Ball.

06/01/2015

Governor Dannel Malloy at a groundbreaking ceremony for the school's new campus in Hartford. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Connecticut Lawmakers Plan to Vote on $40B Budget

Connecticut legislators and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy reached a tentative deal on a two-year, $40 billion budget early Sunday.

05/31/2015

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Top Spots To Honeymoon Near Connecticut

Wedding season is upon us, and hundreds of Connecticut couples will soon be saying “I do.” After the wedding, of course, comes the honeymoon, but it isn’t necessary to travel a thousand miles away or more for it to be a memorable one. There are spots close to the state that are just as beautiful as any far away tropical paradise. Newlyweds will get their marriage off to a great start at any one of these pristine Northeast locations.

05/30/2015

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Top Tennis Courts In Connecticut

Connecticut offers some of the best tennis courts in the country, with facilities ranging from high-end clubs to classic style centers with a community and family based feel. Amenities included youth and adult programs and leagues, private lessons, and strictly outdoor courts. There is something for every tennis fan regardless of age or playing level. Some private, some open to the public, we take a look at some of the best tennis courts there is to offer.

05/29/2015

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Top Bars With A Patio In Connecticut

Now that the warm weather is here to stay for the next few months, Connecticut residents will be spending more of their time outdoors, even while going out for dinner or drinks. A number of bars have cleaned and opened up their patios after they sat deserted over the long winter. These are the best ones to visit for enjoying cold beers and cool cocktails out in the sun.

05/28/2015

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Top Barbecue In Connecticut

There was a time not long ago when the words Connecticut and barbecue were rarely found in the same sentence. Times and tastes have changed, however, and the Nutmeg State is all the better for it. The smoke from smokers now rises thick over this corner of New England, and almost every community has a favorite barbecue joint, a place where the pork is pulled, the ribs are rubbed and the sauce is dripping.

05/27/2015

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Progress for Direct-to-consumer Tesla Sales

Tesla Motors is a step closer to being able to sell its electric cars directly to consumers in Connecticut.

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–05/21/2015

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