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1979-2019: Forty Years of Holocaust Video Testimony

In 1978, former WTNH television host and producer Laurel Vlock did an interview with a holocaust survivor for her show and it so deeply moved her, she decided to get more survivors on video tape to tell their stories to preserve them for history  before it was too late. In the next year, she teamed Read more…

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New Haven Reads Needs You As A Volunteer

Since 2001, New Haven Reads has helped thousands of children boost their reading skills free of charge and has given away nearly 2-million books. It all started when its founder, the late Christine Alexander, opened a book bank and a year later it became a one-on-one tutoring program. Volunteers sign on to give their time Read more…

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An Ironing Board Was Invented In New Haven

New Haven is home to so many inventions…the cotton gin, the can opener, the portable typewriter, the frisbee, the lollipop, the hamburger and on and on. But I bet you didn’t know, an African-American woman living in New Haven before the Civil War got a patent for her invention of an early ironing board. Her name was Read more…

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The New Haven Cocktail Museum At The City’s Oldest Tavern

New Haven’s oldest tavern, known as the Ordinary has opened up  The New Haven Cocktail Museum. It’s the history of mixed drinks through the ages, going back hundreds of years, including, so the story goes, of “rum” saving the Elm City from being burned to the ground by British troops. You can read about early New Read more…

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Pizza In New Haven

Coming December 1st, 2018 to a book store near you, is the first true history of pizza in America, which of course is rooted in New Haven. The book is called, aptly enough, “Pizza in New Haven” and authored by Colin Caplan who was born in raised on pizza in the Elm City. This is a deep Read more…

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The Sauce Is Cooking In Angela’s Kitchen

If you’re Italian, even if you’re not…everybody has their own favorite sauce recipe. Angela Massimino, a mother of five, decided to take the meat sauce recipe handed down for generations and go public with it. The name of her company is Angela’s Kitchen. To date nearly 35-hundred jars have been bottled in New Haven, Connecticut and Read more…

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New Haven’s Singer Songwriter Frank Viele

On tonight’s NYBERG, Singer, songwriter, Frank Viele of New Haven, just keeps falling up. There’s a good reason for that, he’s got a lot of talent, and he’s smart. He’s a musician with a business degree. As Viele travels the country with various artists, he collects vinyl albums. He has about 3-thousand of them. They’re all alphabetized Read more…

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Come Fly With Connecticut’s Shoreline Aviation Seaplanes

There are just a handful of seaplane companies in America, and one is based in New Haven, Connecticut called, Shoreline Aviation. It was founded nearly 40 years ago by a classically trained Trombone player, who needed to get from here to there quickly for gigs so, John Kelly got his pilot’s license. At first land was his Read more…

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George Colli Stars on Fireside Chats With Nyberg

In this episode of “Fireside Chats With Nyberg” I talk to investigative and political reporter, George Colli. He’s a Connecticut boy and his family owns restaurants in the state too. We had some technical difficulties on this show, and News 8’s Darren Kramer ended up lending two helping hands by holding the camera in the Read more…

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Connecticut’s First Television Station, WTNH, Turns 70!

WTNH(abc) is Connecticut’s oldest television station, and the second oldest in New England. The station has come a long way since June 15, 1948, and in this special we take a look back at our history, complete with memories and stories from News 8 alumni throughout our seven decades. Hosted by Ann Nyberg and Keith Kountz, Read more…

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