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Toward a More Perfect America

If you ask me why I became an American citizen, I’ll tell you that one of the main reasons is … Continue Reading →

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Libraries Change Lives

By Caitlin Augusta, Stratford Library Like me, you may be hunting around for that personal growth resolution. You know, that habit … Continue Reading →

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Resolutions versus Intentions

We all have good intentions as a new year begins, right? We resolve to eliminate all of our bad habits, … Continue Reading →

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Revelry. Feasting. Misrule. Christmas.

“What?” You say. Christmas? But, but, but… Christmas is jolly. Christmas is dollies. Christmas is holly. Christmas is… other things … Continue Reading →

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Faith – Exploring Beliefs

“To me religion has nothing to do with any specific creed or dogma. It means that belief and that faith … Continue Reading →

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Are We Still Engaged?

Noooo… not THAT kind of engaged. We’re talking about civic engagement here. But what does it mean? An excerpt from … Continue Reading →

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Help Wanted. No Irish Need Apply.

In 2002 a professor from the University of Illinois proposed the theory that during the mid-19th and early 20th centuries, … Continue Reading →

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When it comes to teaching immigration, look around you – Connecticut has more than you may think!

When you think of immigration, what places come to mind? Ellis Island and the tenements of Manhattan’s lower east side? … Continue Reading →

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Aquí Me Quedo: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

In Spanish it means “I’m here to stay” and many Hispanics have done just that by settling permanently in Connecticut … Continue Reading →

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Immigration, Emigration, Migration: What?

The terms are confusing: immigration, emigration, migration. They are all similar in meaning, but individually mean slightly different things. Following … Continue Reading →

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Shhh!

Definition of Censorship: The practice of [officially] examining books, movies, etc., and suppressing unacceptable parts. Throughout the month of September … Continue Reading →

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Agricultural Fairs

The season is beginning! Ag fairs throughout the state start to heat up in late August and continue through early … Continue Reading →

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Road Food Adventures

Lobster rolls. Fried clams. Oysters. Hamburgers. Thin crust pizza. Creamery ice cream. Yum. The foods listed above are noted Connecticut … Continue Reading →

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Connecticut Barns: Not What You Think!

Barns are interesting structures and Connecticut has lots of them tucked away across the state. When we think of barns, … Continue Reading →

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Connecticut’s Agricultural Identity

We’re taking a very broad peek at Connecticut agriculture identity this month. “What?” You say. “Agriculture? In Connecticut? That’s crazy … Continue Reading →

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