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Free Books With Every Meal At The Traveler Restaurant

On NYBERG, a gem of a place near Sturbridge, Massachusetts, in the border village of Mashapaug in the town of Union, Connecticut. Union has a population of 839 at last count. One of its landmarks is the Traveler Restaurant where you get free used books, three of them with every meal you eat there…no really. For the last Read more…

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28 Years: 1976 Called And It Left A Voicemail

Welcome to Episode 2 of 28 Years. A Connecticut baby-boomer, who lives in the coastal town of Madison, and a millennial, who lives in very cool Brooklyn, New York, compare their generations. Mike Maguire and Kevin Maguire who are father and son are hilarious. Listen and subscribe to the podcast here>> 28 Years For Android users listen Read more…

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Connecticut’s Gaylord Helps Those With Traumatic Injury Get Back Into Life

There’s a place in Connecticut, a non-profit, which treats people who have had a stroke, a brain or spinal cord injury, or have had an amputation find the way forward. Gaylord Specialty Healthcare in Wallingford has been around in many forms since 1902. It’s a rolling 400-acre former farm, which in its early years was Read more…

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Renowned Chef, Jacques Pepin on Fireside Chats With Nyberg

Another “Fireside Chats With Nyberg.” World renowned chef Jacques Pépin is my guest. Connecticut is so lucky to have him as a resident. We talk about starting out as a young chef in France and cooking for French President, Charles De Gaulle, his cooking buddy in crime, Julia Child, his family, and his love for hot dogs Read more…

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Andrea Saunders Is Among Waterbury, Connecticut’s Finest Who Just Happens To Sing

On tonight’s NYBERG, a shining example of a police officer who loves to sing the National Anthem. Andréa Saunders serves on the Waterbury police force. She wanted to become a police officer because it was a police officer who saved her life when she was a little girl. She and her twin brother were in ten different Read more…

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Country Acres and Cul-De-Sacs, The Book of Connecticut Circle Magazine

Tonight’s NYBERG features a new book just out called “Country Acres and Cul-De-Sacs.” It pulls from the then very popular “Connecticut Circle Magazine” which was first published in 1938…it became what we now know as “Connecticut Magazine.” Yale University History Professor, Jay Gitlin took three years to pull from “Connecticut Circle” to tell the tale of what Read more…

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Off Connecticut’s Beaten Path You Will Find Beauty

Landscape photographer J.G. Coleman finds Connecticut beautiful especially off the beaten path. He loves nature and enjoys getting lost to see what he can find. His beautiful images, mostly shot in the early morning hours, tell the story of his travels.  During the winter months Coleman loves to head to the on the beach because they’re deserted and Read more…

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We Can All Learn Some Humility From Hunter Pageau

On NYBERG, a second appearance on the show for Hunter Pageau of North Haven who is now 13. Hunter has an extremely rare disorder known as SMARD, spinal muscular atrophy with respiratory distress. There are only about 80 cases documented in the world. Hunter spreads awareness about his disease as a student at North Haven Middle School. He’s a Read more…

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New Milford, Connecticut’s Hidden Gem, Harrybrooke Park

It’s a place called Harrybrooke Park, New Milford, Connecticut’s hidden gem since 1965. Open 365 days a year, the land and home was left to the “people” of the town by its late owner, Frank Harden. Harden from Ireland, was a very wealthy man because of handkerchief business in New Jersey. He and his wife wanted a country Read more…

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A Branford, Connecticut Mom Starts “Smile Anyway” After Addiction Takes Her Son.

Losing a child to addiction is gut wrenching It’s happening all too often in Connecticut. Amy Johansson’s son, Eric, died that way at the age of 24. Her family was devastated. This Branford Mother is now on a journey to help save lives so that others don’t know her pain. Johansson has formed a non-profit called “Smile Anyway,” Read more…

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