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CT Foodshare: Disparities in Food Insecurity Increased in 2020

Disparities in food insecurity increased in Connecticut last year, according to a survey conducted by Connecticut Foodshare. "Disparities existed before the pandemic and the fact that they got worse should be concerning for folks," said Katie Martin, who leads the Institute for Hunger Research & Solutions at Connecticut Foodshare. CT...
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Connecticut: Before sports betting opens, state addresses problem gambling

The debut of legal sports betting and online casino gambling in Connecticut is days or perhaps weeks away, but a precautionary tool went live Thursday: A chance for people to ban themselves from virtual gambling even before it starts. A voluntary self-exclusion program operated by the Department of Consumer Protection...
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Connecticut Online Gambling Goes Live In Two Weeks, But What About Poker?

After many years of political gridlock, Connecticut finally found its path to legalizing sports betting this year. The good news for online poker players and other gamblers is that iGaming came along for the ride. In fact, it proved to be the bargaining chip the Governor’s Office needed to persuade the tribes to let the state lottery operate a sportsbook.
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Dog reunited with family after stolen in February

WATERBURY, Conn. (WWLP) – A dog inside a stolen vehicle will be reunited with her family after being found seven months later. According to Connecticut State Police, on February 2 a vehicle with a dog inside was reported stolen from the northbound Fairfield Service Plaza on Interstate 95 in Fairfield. The stolen vehicle was found a short time later but the family dog, Cindy, was missing.
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Say cheese: Liuzzi family still feeding CT after 40 years and 5 generations

NORTH HAVEN — What started with a man making cheese in his garage nearly half a century ago has turned into an iconic North Haven staple celebrating 40 years in business. In 1981, Pasquale and Nicola Liuzzi, brothers who had immigrated to the United States from Italy, launched a cheese manufacturing business with a storefront in North Haven.
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Two Connecticut Residents Win Big After CT Lottery Draw

Check those tickets! Two lucky Connecticut residents hit the jackpot last night as a result of the Lucky For Life and Mega Millions drawings. A $1 million Mega Millions winner from Wallingford won big from winning numbers 36-41-45-51-56 with a Mega Ball number of 13 and a Megaplier number of 3.

Connecticut Restaurant Offers Steak Wrapped in 24-Karat Gold

When I take my wife out to dinner for a special occasion, and we're craving the best piece of filet mignon that money can buy, three excellent Connecticut restaurants immediately come to mind; Barbarie's Black Angus Grill in Danbury, The White Horse Country Pub & Restaurant in New Preston, and The Good News Cafe in Woodbury.

Connecticut Eatery Doubling as Library Is Every Bookworm’s Dream

Calling all book-lovers: Who wants to go on a road trip? This New England-based eatery is one-of-a-kind and a true destination for anyone looking for good eats and good reads. Traveler Restaurant, located in Union, Connecticut right across the border from Massachusetts, prides itself on being a "personal library" for its patrons. Hungry locals and travelers can stop by for a meal off the menu, but Traveler's unique touch comes a little bit after that final bite. Every meal comes with not one, not two, but three free books, giving patrons a delicious parting gift for the mind.

Connecticut: Amid record sales, lottery looks to imminent expansion

Connecticut residents bought lottery tickets in record numbers during the 2021 fiscal year, reflecting a national trend of soaring pandemic lottery sales as the state’s quasi-public agency prepares a vast expansion of its operation. The Connecticut Lottery Corporation boasted $1.5 billion in sales during the fiscal year that ended June...