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Opinion: Thumbs down to CT's dead songbirds

Thumbs down to reports of hundreds of dead songbirds around Connecticut in July. Birds including blue jays, cardinals and finches had been dying mysteriously up the Eastern Seaboard and in the Midwest this spring, prompting Connecticut officials to urge people not to fill bird feeders, which they worried might help spread the mystery disease. Now the affliction has arrived in the state, and experts say they are puzzled. While some known illnesses have been ruled out, the cause of the ongoing deaths remains uncertain. In the meantime, residents are asked to refrain from filling feeders and birdbaths in hopes of cutting down on songbird congregation.
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Stony Brook restaurant Pentimento unable to renew lease

A 27-year-old staple in Stony Brook Village Center will not be around once the autumn weather arrives. On July 29, the owners of Pentimento Restaurant posted to their Facebook page that they are unable to extend the term of their lease. The business, which added a small market to its restaurant during the pandemic, is set to close its doors Sept. 30.
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Easy Day Trips From NYC

In the past I’ve written an article about fun and easy weekend getaways from New York City, so if you haven’t read that article yet then definitely check it out! But as I mentioned in that article, living in the city can definitely get exhausting sometimes. I know I for one love to have a break now and then from the hustle and bustle of busy city streets and crowded public transportation. But one of the many things that I just love about New York City is that it is so close to so many great getaway destinations! Whether you are looking for a weekend or longer trip, or you just want to get away for the day - there are so many options!
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Kensico Dam Plaza Westchester: Free Gym, Hiking Trail, & Nature for Adventure.1 Bronx River Parkway, Valhalla, NY10595

An open space for your weekend relaxation, family picnic, biking, and exercise. The Kensico Dam Plaza is admission-free. And free parking all day. 1 Bronx River Parkway, Valhalla, NY 10595. Hours: Open seven days a week, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. 914. 231.4033. A short drive from White Plains city center and a stroll from Valhalla, NY train station.
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Fairfield County Man Wins $100,000 In CT State Lottery

A Fairfield County man is feeling lucky after winning big on a scratcher in the Connecticut State Lottery. Danbury resident Anthony Fajardo Salinas was the latest to claim a big prize after cashing in a "$100,000 Cashword 11" ticket on Monday, Aug. 2 that was sold at Sams Food in Bethel.
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5 Journalists Share Top Getaways Close to NYC

Long IslandPhoto by Tatiana Rodriguez on Unsplash.com. We asked some of our favorite notable New York writers and editors where they go to feel far away from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan. Whether they like to re-energize on a trail in Connecticut, take the train to an Orioles game, or escape to the Catskills and completely unplug, this is their advice for some quick, easy, and affordable jaunts near NYC.
Darien, CTctbites.com

Experience Restaurant L’Ostal's Spectacular Summer Menu

Last month Restaurant L’Ostal’s Chef Jared invited us back to sample the new summer flavors. His menu changes regularly to keep things interesting but remains concise, keeping options to a minimum. There’s enough of a selection to please the palate yet not too much as to overwhelm. This of course is intentional; there’s just one chef in the kitchen and he wants perfection. And perfection is what you will get.
Greenwich, CTgreenwichsentinel.com

La Brosse Blow Dry Bar Opens in August in Greenwich

A new Blow Dry bar will open its doors this week in Cos Cob, CT. Ideally located in the Millpond Shopping Center in Cos Cob, with extensive all-day parking. La Brosse aims to offer an elevated blow-drying experience, with an emphasis on quality products for specific hair types. The salon...