Category Archives: New Haven County

Hello…Operator? The Story of America’s First Telephone Exchange In New Haven

New Haven is home to so many firsts, including the cotton gin, the lollipop, the hamburger, the first fire sprinkler and the first commercial U.S. telephone exchange. It began with The New Haven District Telephone Company which dates back to 1878. The New Haven Museum and the city’s Broken Umbrella Theater have partnered to tell people’s stories Read more…

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Pinball Wizards At The Sanctum

‘Ever since he was a young boy, he played the silver ball…From Soho down to Brighton, he must have played them all…” We’re talking about pinball. Pinball is seeing another resurgence in the U.S. and that includes Connecticut. There is a place in Meriden call The Sanctum where you can go on Monday nights, play for free Read more…

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Two Orchestral Maestros Conducting Beautiful Music

Two orchestral maestroes started working together 15 years ago. James Sinclair, widely known in the New Haven area and beyond as the founder and musical director of Orchestra New England, saw something in Perry So. Originally from Hong Kong, So was a sophomore at Yale University when Sinclair took him under his wing and helped him Read more…

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Introducing The Pizza People

Susan McDevitt of Madison is a mother of 7. Chance Jackson is a 26-year old who helps youth in New Haven. Both understand what it is to get a helping hand. McDevitt is a cancer survivor, and the day after Christmas of 2016, Jackson lost everything he had in a fire. Despite their challenges they give to others. Read more…

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Robert S. Greenberg, Keeper Of New Haven’s Treasures

It’s a walk down memory lane with a New Haven man who is the keeper of thousands of treasures that tell us about the history of the Elm City. Robert Greenberg’s Grandfather started the collection and Greenberg watched him build it as a kid and now has the lead on this in the city. Greenberg’s Read more…

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Vintage-Inspired Watches Inspired By A Purple Heart Recipient From World War II

For more than a year, Brian Dunnigan has been working in secret with his business partner on a business, and now he’s going public with it in December 2016. It’s called Hawthorne Watch Company. The UCONN grad’s late Grandfather, Bernard Brown, with whom he was very close, was a watchmaker. He’s the catalyst for the company. “Bernie” Read more…

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Coming 2017: The Elm City Party Bike

Starting this April 1st, 2017, you’ll be able to tour New Haven on a bike with a whole group of folks…all peddling together on the “Elm City Party Bike.” Two guys came together who grew up on the same street in New Haven, Colin Caplan and Christian Bruckhart, and because of their love for the city Read more…

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Made In Connecticut ~ Custom Latex Foam Products

What do furniture, bedding toppers, horse saddles, Nasa spacesuits, make up sponges and seats in the U.S. House of Representatives have in common? All contain latex foam made from rubber trees manufactured by KTT Enterprises in Hamden, Connecticut. It’s female CEO is Nancy Coffey. Her “Sleep On It“mattress topper is a favorite for college kids around the Read more…

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Have A Moon Rocks Gourmet Cookie Made In Connecticut

ockHave you ever had a dream to start your own business? A mother-daughter team in Hamden decided to go for it two years ago and have built Moon Rocks Gourmet Cookies with all natural ingredients…the idea is to build it in Connecticut and then franchise it all over the country. Cynthia Rae, a graduate of Read more…

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Remarkable Homes Tour In Madison, Connecticut

Madison Historical Society Announces Lineup for Fourth Annual Tour of Remarkable Homes The Madison Historical Society (MHS) is pleased to announce this year’s fourth annual Tour of Remarkable Homes on Sunday, June 26, from 11am to 4pm. The Tour, featuring five unique Madison houses, is one of the largest fundraisers hosted by the Society, a Read more…

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