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Connecticut is known as The World’s Aerospace Alley

Did you know that Connecticut is home to an aerospace company that was started by a relative of famed physicist, Albert Einstein? In 1955 his nephew, George Einstein, an engineer, began what is now known as New England Airfoil Products, Incorporated. It’s located in Farmington. Airfoils are components that help make planes fly, military tanks run, and ships Read more…

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It’s A Gold Rush In New Haven At Yale’s Peabody Museum

One of the world’s most exquisite exhibits of gold is on display at The Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History in New Haven, Connecticut. You will find 23 stunning pieces of California gold. Most were mined over the past 25 years, though two specimens were brought out of the ground in the 1850s during the Read more…

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Connecticut’s American Mural Project Will Be Open To The World

When it’s completed it will be the largest indoor collaborative artwork display in the world. It’s size is 120 feet long, 48-feet high and 10 feet deep. It’s the brainchild of Ellen Grisedieck, the giant American Mural Project depicting all the jobs that Americans do from firefighters, welders, doctors, musicians and on and on. It’s being constructed in Read more…

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Singer Kat Edmonson Is An Old Fashioned Gal

You might say that singer, songwriter, Kat Edmonson of Brooklyn, New York is “cute as a button,” truly she is. She is a throwback, an old-fashioned gal, who loves to watch old movies, especially those starring Fred Astaire. If you’re old enough to remember her, she looks a bit like actress Mary Martin. Kat says Read more…

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A Guitjo And A Cello Make “Acoustic Eidolon”

  What do a “Guitjo” and a cello have in common, answer… everything. The combination of the two instruments makes for beautiful music. Joe Scott and Hannah Alkire are husband and wife and have been touring this country and others for 20-years as Acoustic Eidolon.  Scott is the only one in the world that he knows Read more…

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Susie Hunter On Fireside Chats With Nyberg

Suzie Hunter is from Philly and has been with News 8 about one month as of April, 2018, so of course we had to find out all about her. She loves sports, especially baseball and has a blog called “Nacho Scout” where she judges food one stadium at a time. You’ll learn more about this Read more…

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Be An Mental Health Ambassador At Your School, It Could Save A Life

  The Jordan Porco Foundation, based in Hartford, Connecticut is named after a young college student who took his own life. The organization, started by his parents, is set on removing the stigma around mental health so that young people can start talking to each other. Fresh Check Days are held on college campuses around the country, Read more…

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A Look At Immigration Through The Eyes Of Caprice Taylor Mendez

Immigration is a hot button issue. Deportation, the rate of incarceration of immigrants, sanctuary cities,and also children of undocumented parents and what is happening to them. Caprice Taylor Mendez is working with The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven to help these families. Her parents came to the Elm City from Guatemala to give her a better life, she Read more…

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Opportunity Works Connecticut Enhances Lives Of Adults With Disabilities

  Opportunity Works Connecticut has been in existence since 2009, it enhances the lives of adults living with disabilities by teaching them skills so that they can be gainfully employed. Currently they are serving 112 adults. They’re learning to make all kinds of items that can be sold, birdhouses, trays, coasters, jewelry, the list goes on. One of Read more…

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Fireside Chats With Nyberg ~ Weather Guy Fred Campagna

On this episode of “Fireside Chat With Nyberg” you’ll hear from Fred Campagna, a meteorologist at WTNH-TV(abc). He’s a proud father of three, avid runner, and eats a ton of pasta. He’s an Italian guy from Bristol, Rhode Island who started out in college to be pharmacist to go into the family business, that didn’t Read more…

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