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  • Hartford Holiday Display Saved By Private DonationsHartford Holiday Display Saved By Private Donations

    Public works employees set up the annual poinsettia Christmas tree in the atrium of Hartford City Hall. The tree holds 300 to 400 potted poinsettias.

    Hartford News / 11 h. 49 min. ago
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    Hartford CourantQuestions Linger After Anthem, Hartford HealthCare AgreementHartford CourantHartford HealthCare and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield announced an agreement on a new contract early Saturday, ending a seven-week impasse that left tens of thousands of patients in Connecticut with sharply increased health care costs and ...Hartford Healthcare, Anthem Reach DealCT News JunkieAnthem and Hartford Healthcare reach multi-year dealWFSBAnthem, Hartford HealthCare agree on new, retroactive contractThe CT MirrorWTNH Connecticut News (press release) -CT Postall 19 news articles »

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  • Bloomfield's James Thompson Named Superintendent of the YearBloomfield's James Thompson Named Superintendent of the Year

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  • Hartford Obituary: Dora Sevigny, 68 - Patch.comHartford Obituary: Dora Sevigny, 68 - Patch.com

    Hartford Obituary: Dora Sevigny, 68Patch.comDora Lee "Lee" (Ouellette) Sevigny, 68, of South Windsor, beloved wife of Daniel J. Sevigny for 48 years died unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. Lee was born in St. Johns Canada, the daughter of the late Arthur and Idessa (Campbell) Ouellette.and more »

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  • Recently Sold Homes In Hartford and Nearby - Patch.comRecently Sold Homes In Hartford and Nearby - Patch.com

    Patch.comRecently Sold Homes In Hartford and NearbyPatch.com... in front of a property that made you think, "Someone actually bought THAT?" Here are all the facts and figures of recently-sold homes in Patch towns in Hartford and Tolland counties. All listings are provided by Patch's partners at realtor.com ...and more »

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  • Sexual misconduct claims divide GOP women as Roy Moore refuses to quit Alabama Senate raceSexual misconduct claims divide GOP women as Roy Moore refuses to quit Alabama Senate race

    Standing on the white marble steps of Alabama's Capitol, Kayla Moore surrounded herself with two dozen other women to defend husband Roy Moore against accusations of sexual misconduct that are dividing Republicans, and women in particular. "He will not step down. He will not stop fighting for the...

    Hartford Courant / 19 h. 19 min. ago
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    President Donald Trump's decision to mock Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., for groping a sleeping woman while posing for a photo has once again made him a central figure in the national discussion about sexual assault, harassment and misconduct - and has again brought attention to past accusations against...

    Hartford Courant / 19 h. 31 min. ago
  • Abuse allegations have revived scrutiny of Bill Clinton — and divided DemocratsAbuse allegations have revived scrutiny of Bill Clinton — and divided Democrats

    A torrent of sexual abuse allegations against powerful figures in politics and media has reignited the defining political fight of the 1990s. But this time, the battle is being waged within the ranks of Democrats and their allies, including leaders of the feminist movement. A growing number now...

    Hartford Courant / 19 h. 35 min. ago
  • Harlan Brasserie To Close At Hartford's Goodwin Hotel; New Concept PlannedHarlan Brasserie To Close At Hartford's Goodwin Hotel; New Concept Planned

    Harlan Brasserie , the French-American restaurant at Hartford's revamped Goodwin Hotel , has announced plans to close after normal business hours on Saturday, Nov. 18. Goodwin Hotel partners Randy Salvatore, founder and owner of Stamford-based RMS Companies, and Charles Mallory, chief executive of the Greenwich Hospitality Group, have decided to partner with a new operator for a fresh concept, to debut in 2018, according to a press release. Harlan Brasserie opened in May as the Goodwin reopened and introduced its fresh, contemporary look after closing in late 2008.

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  • Harlan Brasserie To Close At Hartford's Goodwin Hotel; New Concept PlannedHarlan Brasserie To Close At Hartford's Goodwin Hotel; New Concept Planned

    Harlan Brasserie, the French-American restaurant at Hartford’s revamped Goodwin Hotel, has announced plans to close after normal business hours on Saturday, Nov. 18. Goodwin Hotel partners Randy Salvatore, founder and owner of Stamford-based RMS Companies, and Charles Mallory, chief executive of...

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  • Malloy dishes out new spending cuts across agencies, townsMalloy dishes out new spending cuts across agencies, towns

    Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy stands with Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, left, during a news conference at the Capitol, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, in Hartford, Conn., after he announced on Twitter that he had signed a bipartisan state budget, but used his limited line-item veto power to scrap portions of the legislation related to a problematic tax on Connecticut's hospitals.

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  • Donald Trump Jr.'s 2016 trip to Paris for lunch with Moscow-linked couple remains a puzzleDonald Trump Jr.'s 2016 trip to Paris for lunch with Moscow-linked couple remains a puzzle

    Shortly before last year’s presidential election, Donald Trump Jr. flew to France for lunch at the Hotel Ritz Paris with a Syrian peace activist, who says she meets regularly with Russian officials, and her French husband, who nominated Russian President Vladimir Putin for a Nobel Peace Prize last...

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  • Judge rejects plea deal in Connecticut pastor's shootingJudge rejects plea deal in Connecticut pastor's shooting

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  • Grano Arso Restaurant Now Open In ChesterGrano Arso Restaurant Now Open In Chester

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    CBS Sports Network analyst Aaron Murray will be visiting Fenway Park for the first time Saturday when he calls the UConn-Boston College game. But the former Georgia quarterback brings a Husky connection into his latest assignment. As a rookie with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2014, Murray — who passed...

    Hartford Courant / 1 d. 7 h. 27 min. ago
  • Bus Heading from Massachusetts to New York Catches Fire in Hartford - NBC ConnecticutBus Heading from Massachusetts to New York Catches Fire in Hartford - NBC Connecticut

    NBC ConnecticutBus Heading from Massachusetts to New York Catches Fire in HartfordNBC Connecticut“Academy Bus is grateful for the prompt response of fire and first responders to the Go Buses motor coach fire this morning in Hartford, CT. The exact cause of the fire is under investigation,” Ben Martin, spokesperson for Academy Bus/Go Buses, said in ...Bus catches fire in HartfordWTNH Connecticut News (press release)Academy Bus catches on fire in HartfordWFSBall 9 news articles »

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  • Man gets his dying wish: To be buried with 2 cheesesteaksMan gets his dying wish: To be buried with 2 cheesesteaks

    PLAINS, Pa. (AP) — A man who always joked that he didn't want to venture into the afterlife hungry got his wish when he was buried with two cheesesteaks from his favorite sandwich shop — Pat's King of Steaks in Philadelphia. According to his grandson, Dominic Lussi, when asked what he wanted to...

    Hartford Courant / 1 d. 9 h. 27 min. ago
  • Sageworks: CRE Topics Surfacing In FI Regulatory ExamsSageworks: CRE Topics Surfacing In FI Regulatory Exams

    Commercial real estate concentrations at banks and credit unions are becoming a frequent topic of discussion during regulatory exams, according to a poll conducted by North Carolina-based financial information company Sageworks.

    Commercial Record / 1 d. 9 h. 30 min. ago
  • $100M Office Park Financed In Norwalk$100M Office Park Financed In Norwalk

    Holliday Fenoglio Fowler LP (HFF) announced $100 million in financing for Merritt 7, a six-building, 1.4 million-square-foot, class A office park in Norwalk.

    Commercial Record / 1 d. 9 h. 32 min. ago
  • Owner Of Defunct Food Distribution Business Sentenced For FraudOwner Of Defunct Food Distribution Business Sentenced For Fraud

    The owner of a Bridgeport-based food distribution business was recently sentenced to 36 months in prison for defrauding three restaurant groups of millions of dollars.

    Commercial Record / 1 d. 9 h. 35 min. ago
  • Rates Remain Flat; Applications, Refis On The RiseRates Remain Flat; Applications, Refis On The Rise

    Mortgage applications increased 3.1 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending Nov. 10, 2017. This week's results do not include an adjustment for the Veterans' Day holiday.

    Commercial Record / 1 d. 9 h. 35 min. ago
  • California-Based Pizza Chain Pieology Comes To StamfordCalifornia-Based Pizza Chain Pieology Comes To Stamford

    A California-based fast casual pizzeria recently inked a multiyear leasing deal for the Connecticut flagship location.

    Commercial Record / 1 d. 9 h. 36 min. ago
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    Freddie Mac announced its re-entry into the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) market. LIHTC, the leading federal program for encouraging the investment of equity in affordable rental housing, will support the creation and preservation of affordable rental housing for low- and very low-income households.

    Commercial Record / 1 d. 9 h. 41 min. ago
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    Talking Heads defined the post-punk new wave sound in the late-70s and early ‘80s. They mixed a clipped minimalism with a taste for funk, rhythms from the African diaspora, and the possessed-nerd showmanship of frontman David Byrne. Start Making Sense is a tribute band that honors the Talking Heads...

    CTNOW / 1 d. 12 h. 5 min. ago
  • Larry Willis At The Side DoorLarry Willis At The Side Door

    Pianist Larry Willis received an early boost from Jackie McLean, getting to play with the jazz great on a Blue Note Records session when Willis was only 19 years old. Willis’s playing is lyrical and relaxed, but he can slide some surprising runs, teardrop splashes, flashes of barrelhouse and expressive...

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  • 98 Degrees At Foxwoods98 Degrees At Foxwoods

    Boy band 98 Degrees turned 20 this year. That’s a long time in the boy band universe. They’ve been at it long enough to have taken a hiatus and returned to the stage. (In reality, the group was largely inactive for a good half of their two-decade span.) Perhaps the biggest measure of their maturity...

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  • Ice Nine Kills At The WebsterIce Nine Kills At The Webster

    Ice Nine Kills is a curious band, blending emo, pop-punk and thrash metal. The Boston band has a horror-movie obsession, which is not all that unusual, but they take it a step further, having written material inspired by classic films from the genre. Vocals alternate between bowels-of-the-earth...

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    David Rawlings is best known for his work accompanying his partner Gillian Welch with guitar and tight vocal harmonies. Rawlings is remarkable in that role, hugging so close in harmony, timbre and phrasing when he’s playing beside Welch. They sound a lot alike, and that’s always been part of what...

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    Connecticut rapper Chris Webby has taken a lot of what Eminem did and distilled it. At times he rants about anger, dysfunctional relationships and substance abuse. It would be charitable to call his song "Chemical Romance” a diary entry about his exes, but really it's just about his pent-up frustration...

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    Columnist Jeff Jacobs joined beat reporter Paul Doyle on the UConn Insider podcast to break down the UConn women’s basketball team’s opening-night domination of Stanford and look ahead to the Huskies’ upcoming West coast swing. Doyle and Jacobs break down Crystal Dangerfield’s breakout performance...

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  • Blustery Start To The WeekendBlustery Start To The Weekend

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  • Serial Killer William Devin Howell To Be Sentenced FridaySerial Killer William Devin Howell To Be Sentenced Friday

    Serial killer William Devin Howell is scheduled to be sentenced Friday to six life terms in prison for the murders of six people whose bodies he dumped in his “garden” behind a New Britain strip mall. He will have no possibility of being released from prison. Howell entered guilty pleas Sept. 8...

    Hartford Courant / 1 d. 13 h. 46 min. ago
  • Carla's Pasta Expanding Operations (Again) In South WindsorCarla's Pasta Expanding Operations (Again) In South Windsor

    Carla Squatrito can remember the days in her kitchen when her sons’ friends would come over and eat her manicotti. And eat. And eat. “The more I made for them, the more they ate,” she recalled. “They kept eating and eating. I remember thinking if everybody is going to eat that much manicotti, I...

    Hartford Courant / 1 d. 14 h. 22 min. ago
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    Preparing for confusion by simulating what will create it, the UConn and Boston College football teams have altered practices this week, working within the quirky parameters of what the experience will be during their game Saturday night at Fenway Park. For all the historical uniqueness and pageantry...

    Hartford Courant / 1 d. 14 h. 22 min. ago
  • MDC Hosts Public Hearing On Proposed Treated, Untreated Water Rate IncreasesMDC Hosts Public Hearing On Proposed Treated, Untreated Water Rate Increases

    The Metropolitan District's Saville Dam holds back 30 billion gallons of water in the Barkhamsted Reservoir. Residents of Hartford and several area cities and towns may be paying more for their water in 2018 if the Metropolitan District's water bureau approves a proposed price hike.

    Hartford News / 1 d. 16 h. 3 min. ago
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    NBC Connecticut3 Attempted Abductions Reported Near Hartford Schools: School OfficialsNBC ConnecticutHartford school officials have issued a warning to parents after three possible abduction attempts near Hartford public schools. In an email to parents Thursday, Superintendent Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez warned of three recent incidents where a ...and more »

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  • Comedian Mike Birbiglia At FoxwoodsComedian Mike Birbiglia At Foxwoods

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  • A Scrooge Change For 'A Christmas Carol' At Hartford StageA Scrooge Change For 'A Christmas Carol' At Hartford Stage

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    Hartford News / 1 d. 20 h. 33 min. ago
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    Central Connecticut announced Wednesday that men’s basketball coach Donyell Marshall will rejoin the team Nov. 27 following what will amount to a seven-game absence. The school said in a statement Wednesday that “the personnel situation that led to Coach Marshall’s seven-game absence has been resolved.”...

    Hartford Courant / 1 d. 23 h. 52 min. ago
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    An ongoing contract dispute between Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and Hartford Healthcare is leaving patients hanging in the balance. Healthcare advocates met in Hartford to call on the two groups to get the contract ironed out and resolved.

    Hartford News / 2 d. 1 h. 7 min. ago
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    TransCanada Corp.'s Keystone pipeline leaked an estimated 210,000 gallons of oil in northeastern South Dakota, the company and state regulators reported Thursday. Crews shut down the pipeline Thursday morning and activated emergency response procedures after a drop in pressure was detected resulting...

    Hartford Courant / 2 d. 2 h. 58 min. ago
  • CT Chef Tyler Anderson Says 'Top Chef' Experience 'A Different Beast'CT Chef Tyler Anderson Says 'Top Chef' Experience 'A Different Beast'

    Chef Tyler Anderson talks about filming the upcoming "Top Chef" season: "You're 40-years-old and... here you go -- you have 14 roommates," the Millwright's and Cook and the Bear chef-owner says jokingly about his experience on the show. Complete interview here.

    Hartford News / 2 d. 3 h. 27 min. ago
  • Connecticut sheds more than 6,000 jobs in OctoberConnecticut sheds more than 6,000 jobs in October

    Connecticut Democratic House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz, left, and Republican Senate Leader Len Fasano, right, announce with other top legislative leaders that they had reached an agreement on a tentative framework for a new two-year budget, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, at the Capitol in Hartford, Conn. Before last month's budget deal, uncertainty about the state's spending plan had clouded Connecticut's economic outlook for months.

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  • Divorcees warily eye GOP plan to cut alimony tax deductionDivorcees warily eye GOP plan to cut alimony tax deduction

    HARTFORD, Conn. >> For over a decade, Charles Crenshaw has been paying his ex-wife tens of thousands of dollars annually in alimony.

    Hartford News / 2 d. 8 h. 5 min. ago
  • MGU for Hartford Steam Boiler handles cyber risk differentlyMGU for Hartford Steam Boiler handles cyber risk differently

    At-Bay, a startup managing general underwriter for Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection & Insurance Co. that focuses on analyzing and preventing cyber risk, began operations Thursday.

    Hartford News / 2 d. 8 h. 5 min. ago
  • Lt. Gov Nancy Wyman Makes Governor Run Decision - Patch.comLt. Gov Nancy Wyman Makes Governor Run Decision - Patch.com

    Patch.comLt. Gov Nancy Wyman Makes Governor Run DecisionPatch.com"She has improved the lives of her constituents across Connecticut in countless ways, perhaps most notably by leading the creation of a statewide individual healthcare market place that is a model for states across the country." Her decision wasn't the ...Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman Opts Out Of 2018 Governor's RaceHartford Courantall 40 news articles »

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    Hartford CourantCT Chef Tyler Anderson Says 'Top Chef' Experience 'A Different Beast'Hartford CourantHe forged an especially close relationship with Los Angeles-based contestant Bruce Kalman, who joined Anderson and several other chefs for Hartford's Taste of the Nation fundraiser dinner at Millwright's Nov. 13 to raise money for the No Kid Hungry ...and more »

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  • With Cordray Out, Banks And CUs Ready For New DirectionWith Cordray Out, Banks And CUs Ready For New Direction

    With the announcement Wednesday that Richard Cordray would resign from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the agency is undoubtedly headed in a new direction.

    Commercial Record / 2 d. 8 h. 58 min. ago
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    Hartford News / 2 d. 12 h. 56 min. ago
  • Broadway Hit Musical 'The Band's Visit' Took A Long, Circuitous Journey From HartfordBroadway Hit Musical 'The Band's Visit' Took A Long, Circuitous Journey From Hartford

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    Hartford Magazine / 3 d. 2 h. 1 min. ago
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    Hartford Magazine / 3 d. 2 h. 21 min. ago
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    Imagine. Nearly hourly train service from Hartford to New York. It's coming. This spring. That's when the Hartford Line, the first commuter rail in decades debuts. Yet its impact could provide more than reliable, frequent train service to the rest of the Northeast. New life, or the possibility...

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  • Farmington Designer's New CPTV Series Airing Monday Features Two Grand English EstatesFarmington Designer's New CPTV Series Airing Monday Features Two Grand English Estates

    Farmington interior designer Holly Holden's new CPTV series "You Are Cordially Invited" launches Monday evening, with back-to-back episodes bound to be of interest to Churchill aficionados and to fans of the popular PBS Masterpiece Theatre series "Downton Abbey." In the pair of episodes — which...

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  • Table Talk: Get Inspired To Set The Mood For A PartyTable Talk: Get Inspired To Set The Mood For A Party

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  • New Leadership Awaits Hartford PoliceNew Leadership Awaits Hartford Police

    New Leadership Awaits Hartford Police Hartford native Lt. Colonel David Rosado of the CT. ST. PD HARTFORD – Mayor Luke Bronin announced that he expects to nominate Hartford native Lt. Colonel David Rosado of the Connecticut State Police to be the Hart- ford Police Department’s next Chief of Police. This announcement comes ahead of a number of community forums in the coming weeks where residents will have the chance to meet and interact with Lt. Colonel Rosado. His nomination would be subject to City Council confirmation. “As we’ve prepared for Chief Rovella’s retirement early next year, I’ve gathered input about potential successors from across Connecticut, and one name that kept coming up was Lt. Colonel David Rosado of the Connecticut State Police,” said Mayor Bronin. “A Hartford native who grew up in Charter Oak Terrace and graduated from Bulkeley High School as well as the UConn School of Law, Lt. Colonel Rosado currently oversees field operations for approximately seven hundred State Troopers. Beyond his distinguished career in law enforcement, Lt. Colonel Rosado brings a deep love and knowledge of our City and a commitment to maintaining our Police Department’s strong partnership with the Hartford community. In the coming weeks, there will be a number of opportunities for the community at large to meet and hear directly from Lt. Colonel Rosado about his vision for the Hartford Police Department. In the coming months, I expect to nominate Lt. Colonel Rosado for the City Council’s consideration as Hartford’s next Chief of Police, and I’m proud that, rather than conduct a lengthy and expensive national search, we have been able to identify and raise up one of Hartford’s own.” Lt. Colonel Rosado currently serves as the Commanding Officer of the Office of Field Operations, an arm of the State Police in the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection. “It is an honor to be considered as a potential Police Chief for the city where I was born and raised,” said Lt. Colonel David Rosado. “I’m looking forward to meeting as many City leaders as I can and engaging directly with residents in the coming weeks.” Hartford native Lt. Colonel David Rosado of the CT. ST. PD

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  • Kim Fields The “A Question of Faith” InterviewKim Fields The “A Question of Faith” Interview

    Kim Fields The “A Question of Faith” Interview By. Kam Williams Fields Revealed! Kim Fields is a veteran actress with an eminent household name, starring in two long – running series, NBC’s “Facts of Life” and Fox’ “Living Single”. Both shows remain in worldwide syndication, consistently reinforcing her place as a global, pop culture icon. As an esteemed and versatile performer, Kim has accumulated numerous starring and guest starring roles in TV movies and series, as well as independent feature films over her 40-year career, including “What To Expect When You’re Expecting” starring Jennifer Lopez and Cameron Diaz. In 2014, she starred in one of the Hallmark Channel’s highest -rated movies, “For Better Or For Worse”, proving her endurance as a fan favorite and industry staple. She has also returned to the stage several times for powerful performances in one-woman shows, as well as leading all-star casts in successful ensemble productions. The start of her next 40 years in showbiz finds Kim currently starring in the new British comedy series, “Living The Dream” for Sky TV. And she is thrilled to return to ABC for the exciting reboot of the hit “Battle of the Network Stars”. But perhaps nothing is more thrilling for Kim these days than the fall release of her highly anticipated autobiography, “Blessed Life.” With arresting transparency, humor and chock full of many personal stories of joy, pain, triumphs and challenges as well as wonderfully-delightful tales of growing up in Hollywood, Kam Williams: Hi Kim, thanks for the interview. I’m honored to have this chance to speak with you. Kim Fields: Oh, right back atcha, Kam. Thank YOU! KW: I was moved to tears by A Question of Faith. What interested you in the film? KF: After reading the role of Theresa Newman, I thought, “Wow! To breath life into this character would be a tremendous opportunity to stretch as an actor and to use some skill sets that I haven’t for awhile and that people don’t normally know me for.” That was my first reason for saying, “Yes.” And right on the heels of that were the movie’s messages, and the way in which those messages were executed. It’s relatable faith. you see people dialoguing the way that real people do. It’s not so sanctified that you don’t see people really struggling with their faith and with each other, because that’s truly challenging. KW: I loved how you and the rest of the cast disappeared into your roles. KF: Thank you so much for that. One of your goals as an actor is to disappear. and as a person of faith, we always say, “Lord, let me diminish. Let me decrease, so you can increase.” I feel the same way as an actor. Let Kim decrease, so the character can increase. So, I’m extremely grateful for that observation and comment from you. KW: You played Tootie for close to a decade between Different Strokes and The Facts of Life. Do you think you were typecast by playing such an iconic role for so long? KF: Not at all. I never felt typecast. I’ve done many different types of projects, some even while playing Tootie, whether TV movies, on the stage or independent features. KW: You’ve directed before Have you thought about directing a film in which you also star? KF: Absolutely! I think of that often. It keeps me up sometimes. I even have a camera in my bedroom. In the near future, I hope to adapt my collection of short stories, “When Bad Women Happen to Good Men,” into a script, and then play one, if not all, of the women featured. I love the world of independent films and hope to be a part of someday. KW: You were once arrested for protesting the police shooting of a black woman. I could see you playing Trayvon Martin’s mother in a docudrama about his killing. Are you still interested in that as an issue? KF: Oh, very much so. In fact, I’m in the midst of creating and launching a social initiative around that and much more. Activism and social awareness have always been a part of who I am, and even more so now as the mother of African-American boys and the wife of an African-American man. A concern for them and for everyone is in the fabric of my DNA. And it’s important to me to that my voice not just regurgitate complaints but offer solutions, which calls for a little more strategizing. I’m not interested in stirring the pot simply for the sake of stirring the pot. At some point, we have to change the ingredients, if we want a different taste. That’s the type of citizen and leader I am. KW: What did you think of President Trump’s waffling response to Charlottesville in which he suggested there were good and bad Nazis? KF: I have a tweet pinned to my refrigerator regarding leadership which I think can apply to many leaders which reads something like, “When do we stop looking for our leaders to change, rather than change leadership.” KW: I know you were born in New York. Do you have any memories of the city before your family moved to Los Angeles? KF: Yes. I grew up in Harlem, right across from St. Nicholas Park. The early part of my upcoming autobiography is devoted to my childhood in Harlem. And its subtitle is “From Harlem to Hollywood.” I still have an affinity for Harlem and live there now. I moved back a decade or so ago. Harlem informs a great deal of who I am as a global citizen, as an artist and performer, and as a wannabe historian. KW: Ling-Ju Yen asks: What is your earliest childhood memory? KF: The black-and-white checkered tiles on the steps going up to my grandmother’s apartment on St. Nicholas Avenue just before 145th Street, heading uptown. She was a dancer at the Savoy. She was part of Billy Eckstine’s nightclub act. She was also one of Pearl Bailey’s dancers. There’s a rich history there. KW: What is your favorite dish to cook? KF: Lasagna. KW: When you look in the mirror, what do you see? KF: It depends on when I look. Right now, I’m camera ready, so I look fabulous! [LOL] KW: The Viola Davis question: What’s the biggest difference between who you are at home as opposed to the person we see on the red carpet? KF: Probably that I have some version of a Spanx on. [Laughs some more] KW: If you could have one wish instantly granted, what would that be for? KF: Social listening and peace. KW: The Uduak Oduok question: Who is your favorite clothes designer? KF: I’m a fan of Massimo. Let me be clear, the Massimo line in Target. [Laughs] And I’m always at The Gap. I love their jeans. KW: Harriet Pakula-Teweles asks: With so many classic films being redone, is there a remake you’d like to star in? KF: Oh my goodness! Suddenly, Last Summer. KW: The Tavis Smiley question: How do you want to be remembered? KF: I just don’t want to be forgotten. That’s a start! [Laughs heartily] KW: Finally, Samuel L. Jackson asks: What’s in your wallet? KF: My driver’s license, library card, bank cards, insurance card and my beloved Metro card. Real basic. [LOL] KW: Thanks again for the time, Kim, and I hope we can speak again when your autobiography comes out. KF: Sounds like a plan, Kam. Thanks! To see a trailer for A Question of Faith, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StNvFjirQks

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  • Bridgeport Honors Three OfficersBridgeport Honors Three Officers

    Bridgeport Chief Perez, Bridgeport Police Commissioners Honor Three Officers with Merit Award Bridgeport Chief Perez, Bridgeport Police Commissioners Honor Three Officers with Merit Award Bridgeport, CT – On October 17, 2017, Chief Armando Perez with the Board of Police Commissioners presented three Bridgeport Police officers with the Merit Award for Excellent Arrest. This was the first award ceremony under a new procedure that will award officers for their accomplishments on an expedited basis. The Merit Award for Excellent Arrest may be awarded to any sworn member of the Department who makes an exceptional arrest of a felon who is a danger to the community, using diligence and professionalism in the performance of his duty. The award consists of a citation bar and a copy of the citation. The officers receiving the Excellent Arrest Award are: Officer Anthony Caiazzo, Sergeant Niestemski and Officer Douglas Bepko. • Police Officer Bepko On August 10, 2017, P/O Bepko along with other VCI Officers received information that a red Kia was in the area by the death memorial of Ryan Hernandez located at Park Avenue / Olive Street. Further information revealed that this Kia was known to have possible firearms inside. Officer Bepko was observed by Officer Bepko on Park Avenue and he was able to conduct a motor vehicle stop for a motor vehicle violation. Subsequent to this motor vehicle stop, Officer Bepko seized a loaded 9mm firearm, 20 bags of crack cocaine (2.7g) and 12 folds of Heroine (2.8g). All parties that were arrested were known to VCI officers as possible gang members. Due to his attention for duty, Officer Bepko is awarded with a citation and an award for an Excellent Arrest. • Sergeant Trevor Niestemski On June 12, 2017, Sergeant Niestemski was in the area of Reservoir Avenue / Moffitt Street and observed a vehicle that was wanted for a robbery the day before. Sergeant Niestemski was able to conduct a motor vehicle stop in the suspect’s driveway and further investigation revealed a loaded .32 firearm with obliterated serial number. Upon further investigation, Sergeant Niestemski located evidence from the original robbery the day before. Due to his attention for duty, Sergeant Niestemski is awarded with a citation and an award for an Excellent Arrest. • Officer Anthony Caiazzo On August 8, 2017, Officer Caiazzo was in the area of the Charles Greene Homes Housing Project. He conducted a motor vehicle stop and subsequent to his stop, Officer Caiazzo seized a loaded .357 Magnum, 209 folds of Heroine (2.5g), .5g of Cocaine, 15 Ecstasy pills, 28g Marijuana and $482. Further investigation revealed the suspect was a convicted felon. Due to his attention for duty, Officer Caiazzo is awarded with a citation and an award for an Excellent Arrest.

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  • Mohegan Sun Takes Home  “Casino Of The Year”Mohegan Sun Takes Home “Casino Of The Year”

    Mohegan Sun Takes Home “Casino Of The Year” At The 47th Annual IEBA Awards Ceremony Mohegan Sun, the Uncasville, CT. flagship property for Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment UNCASVILLE, CT – Mohegan Sun, the Uncasville, CT. flagship property for Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, is excited to announce that it has been named “Casino of the Year” at the 2017 International Entertainment Buyers Association (IEBA) Honors and Awards Ceremony, that took place in Nashville, Tennessee on October 17th, 2017. Mohegan Sun won this very award in 2015 as well. “Our dedicated entertainment team has built a national reputation to make our 10,000-seat Mohegan Sun Arena become as popular as the stars that play it. I’m very proud of the high level of entertainment and hard work that the industry has recognized as award-winning, and with that, extremely honored to be named “Casino of the Year,” at this year’s IEBA Ceremony.” – said Senior Corporate VP of Sports & Entertainment for Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, Tom Cantone. The International Entertainment Buyers Association Honors and Awards Ceremony took place October 17th in downtown Nashville’s, Omni Hotel and Country Music Hall of Fame® & Museum. The awards are voted on by top entertainment executives in the nation including the biggest agencies, artist management groups and other arenas, theatres and clubs throughout the U.S. Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE), is the corporate arm of Mohegan Sun, with gaming & entertainment destinations across the United States and with projects underway internationally, as well. In addition to the flagship casino & resort in Connecticut, which is home to Mohegan Sun Arena and regularly hosts acts like Bruce Springsteen, Beyoncé, Kenny Chesney and Lady Gaga, MGE also supports entertainment venues at each of its owned and/or operated properties, including the 2,500-seat Mari Showroom at Paragon Hotel & Resort in Marksville, LA, the 1,400-seat Superstar Theatre at Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, the 1,400 Keystone Grand Center at Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre, PA and a soon-to-be-opened, 2,500-seat entertainment venue at iLANI in southern Washington State. Mohegan Sun Arena is now ranked consistently among the top venues in the world according to Billboard Magazine, Pollstar and Venues Today. It has won “Casino of The Year” at the Country Music Awards in 2008 & 2010 and in 2013, was voted “Arena Of The Year” at the G2E Global Gaming Conference in Las Vegas. Mohegan Sun Arena was also ranked among the top 10 arena venues in the nation for 2014, regardless of size. In 2015, Mohegan Sun took home the IEBA award for “Casino of the Year.” Mohegan Sun also won “Casino of the Year” in 2 categories at the 2013 & 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards. For more information on concerts and other great events, visit Mohegan Sun.

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  • Hartford Resident on a ‘QUEST’Hartford Resident on a ‘QUEST’

    Hartford Resident on a ‘QUEST’ Yvonne Matthews, Job Developer & Work Counselor, Urban League of Greater Hartford Hartford, CT – Hartford resident Yvonne Matthews, Job Developer & Work Counselor, Urban League of Greater Hartford, is currently participating in Leadership Greater Hartford’s (LGH) Quest program. In January 2017 Matthews set off on a journey towards greater accomplishment and engagement by embarking on Quest, LGH’s signature ten-month leadership development program. Quest unites high-performing, mid-career professionals from many different sectors — nonprofit, government, education, business — around the idea of growing stronger together through collaborative leadership and social responsibility. Matthews shares, “Through Quest, I now understand why it’s important to understand the temperaments and strengths of all the people I work with. As a result, we are now working more efficiently, effectively, and getting lots of projects accomplished. Thank you for leading leaders!” A core component of the Quest program is community engagement. Participants connect with the community to identify needs and form diverse task forces to address those needs. Since 1986, these task forces have developed projects related to children and youth, community and economic development, arts and culture, support for the homeless and more. The experience creates a process for self discovery and growth – Quest participants return to their organizations with stronger relational and leadership skills that they also apply to the communities in which they live and work. Matthews, along with Anthony Byers, Co-Executive Director, Hartford Youth Scholars; Isabel Ceballos, Founding Executive Director Horizons, The Ethel Walker School; Christina Lumbreras, Staff Software Engineer, ARRIS; Amanda Naimie, Manager of Corps Member and Community Engagement, Teach for America; Bobby Nims, Project Leader, Cigna; and Lukanya Wilborn, Supervisor, Eversource Energy; serve on the Hartford Educates task force. This task force’s goal is to empower students in Hartford to champion meaningful change that impacts their education in school today and tomorrow. According to Quest program director Julie Connolly, “It has been an awe-inspiring experience for me this past year to observe how a group of individuals from widely diverse backgrounds can come together and practice collaborative leadership in order to affect meaningful change in the community. These skills appear particularly relevant and essential given how divided our society can sometimes feel.” We are accepting applications now for the 2018 Quest Program that begins in January. Please email Julie Connolly at julie.connolly@leadershipgh.org or call 860.206.5069 for more information. Leadership Greater Hartford (LGH) is a mission-driven, nonprofit organization that supports and strengthens the local community by training and connecting aspiring and established leaders. For more information about how to be a participant or sponsor, or to inquire about customized training with Leadership Greater Hartford, call 860-951-6161 (x1800), email info@leadershipgh.org visit .leadershipgh.org,

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  • Millennials In Hartford: What They Like, And What They Say The City NeedsMillennials In Hartford: What They Like, And What They Say The City Needs

    Tim Courtney, a Hartford resident in the historic Colt complex, enjoys a lifestyle perk that's rare anyplace, especially in cities. Courtney can walk from his apartment to Brainard Airport, where he rents a plane as a recreational pilot — all within an easy shot of downtown. "That feels awesome,"...

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  • CT. DRS Announces Largest Cigarette Trafficking BustCT. DRS Announces Largest Cigarette Trafficking Bust

    CT. DRS Announces Largest Cigarette Trafficking Bust Hartford – Commissioner of the Department of Revenue Services, Kevin B. Sullivan announced a cigarette trafficking arrest to be the largest in Connecticut history. “Said DRS Commissioner Kevin B. Sullivan, “DRS special agents shut down a lucrative trafficking operation that was a significant distributor of untaxed cigarettes in Connecticut.” Wilberto D. Diaz The agency’s Criminal Investigations Division, Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) Tobacco Enforcement Unit arrested Wilberto D. Diaz, AKA Junior, age 49 of 48 Whitmore Street, Hartford, for selling cigarettes without a permit and possession of untaxed tobacco products among other charges. Diaz was charged with the following felonies and misdemeanors: 1. Sale of cigarettes without a license, (12-286(e)) 2. Operation without a valid Sales and Use Tax Permit, (12-409) 3. Possession/Sale of untaxed cigarettes more than 100 cartons, (12-304(b)) 4. Fraudulent Stamps, (12-308) 5. Possession/Sale of Untaxed Tobacco Products, (12-330f) Diaz faces possible fines of up to $8,000 and 21 years, 6 months in jail. “Honest retailers are at a competitive disadvantage. When any taxed product is more expensive, there is an illegal cheaper alternative somewhere,” said Sullivan. “We have put more resources behind arresting smugglers and illegal tobacco sellers but the penalties need to be stiffer.” This seizure represents the largest single seizure of contraband cigarettes in Connecticut, to date of 3,601 cartons. Also seized were thousands of fraudulent Connecticut and New York tax stamps, tax stamps from Michigan, a small amount of untaxed cigars and over $9,000 in cash. The uncollected excise tax the state lost on the seized cigarettes, other tobacco products, counterfeit tax stamps totaled $190,349 on this seizure alone. Diaz stated he sold 800 cartons a week for over 3 years which equates to almost $4.8 million in lost excise tax alone. Depending on how the products were sold, the state could also lose the sales tax of 6.35%. This was not his first arrest. In 2011, Diaz pled guilty to a misdemeanor, Illegal Sale of Unstamped Cigarettes. The investigation began over a year ago, when this Agency received information from various sources, alleging that Diaz was distributing untaxed and fraudulently stamped cigarettes throughout the area. During the investigation, agents determined that Diaz purchased large amounts of contraband cigarettes from out of State, then transported the cigarettes back to Connecticut, where he would affix fraudulent Connecticut tax stamps to them and resell the cigarettes to retail locations throughout the cities of Hartford and New Britain. Some of the cigarettes were from Virginia, North Carolina, Indiana and Michigan.

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  • Author Malik Champlain Visits Eastern, Speaks on Racial InjusticeAuthor Malik Champlain Visits Eastern, Speaks on Racial Injustice

    Author Malik Champlain Visits Eastern, Speaks on Racial Injustice By Jordan Corey Students gather for a group photo for “Blackout Day,” in a show of support for the Black Lives Matter movement Willimantic, CT – Motivational speaker and author Malik Champlain spoke at Eastern Connecticut State University on Sept. 6 during the school’s “University Hour” series. As part of #EasternBlackout Day, Champlain gave a presentation on how to remain proactive in the face of oppression. Attendees were encouraged to dress in all black as tribute to black and African-American people who have died unjustly at the hands of law enforcement. Before starting, Champlain projected a quote from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. that read “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,” which set the tone for the following hour. He began his lecture by thanking those who attended the University’s recent rally in support of DACA Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and introduced himself through poetry. The topic of racism has long surrounded discussions of American society, becoming especially prevalent in the past few years. Champlain is one of many who feels a personal responsibility to speak, and more importantly, act out against it. He shared with the audience his own experiences, including marching in Washington, D.C. and co-sponsoring nonprofit organizations such as The Black Man Can Institute. “Now is going to be in the history books,” he said, urging students to play their own part in joining a movement and emphasizing that sometimes it only takes one person to jumpstart something big. Champlain provided a list of eight ways to get involved with a social justice movement, including educating oneself on a particular movement and using social media as a platform. Coming full-circle in his speech, Champlain concluded with a rhyme: “When I say Black Lives Matter, I look at you,” he said, “When you hear Black Lives Matter, what will you do?”

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  • Building A Healthy Legacy: Our Prescription for The FutureBuilding A Healthy Legacy: Our Prescription for The Future

    Building A Healthy Legacy: Our Prescription for The Future Seventh (7h) Annual Community Health and Wellness Fair By Dwight Bachman/PR Officer ECSU Hartford, CT —The Dr. Frank T. Simpson-Waverly School, in partnership with the Farmington Valley Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, will present its Seventh (7th) Annual Community Health and Wellness Fair on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Dr. Frank T. Simpson-Waverly School, located at 55 Waverly Street in Hartford. The public is invited. Admission is free. The theme for the health fair is “Healthy Families Make Healthy Communities” The fair will provide children and their families with free health screenings and information on health, homeownership, financial planning for college; safety issues; emergency preparedness; injury prevention; hair and facial care and scouting. Children will enjoy arts and crafts, storytelling, and face painting, along with ample giveaways. The first 100 children will be presented with free bicycle helmets. Book sacks and school supplies will also be given away, along with free haircuts. Complimentary healthy snacks and refreshments will be provided to all. Several dignitaries will be on hand at health fair, including Honorary Host State Senator Doug McCrory; Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin; Rep. Brandon L. McGee Jr.; Hartford Superintendent of Schools Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez; Mr. Craig Stallings, chairman of Hartford Board of Education; and several members of the Hartford Board of Education and City Council, including council members Glendowlyn Thames and Thomas J. Clarke. “This fair is an incredibly important event and has had a significant, positive impact on the community,” said McCrory. “I’ve attended this specific fair for the past two years, and each year, more and more people have converged on the fair, appreciating the value of the information shared here and benefitted tremendously from it, thanks to the keen vision, energy and unique skill set of Ms. Geneva Williams, a superior educator in her own right. She has articulated her vision and has magnificently established a wonderful, mutually beneficial relationship with the Dr. Frank T. Simpson-Waverly School. This is truly an exemplary partnership that lifts our community.” Kimberly D. Oliver, director of Hartford’s Department of Families, Children, Youth and Recreation, and a radio personality at WQTQ (89.9 FM, will serve as host. The fair will also feature two health forums, the first on heart health titled, “Ask the Cardiologist: The Secret to A Healthy Heart,” led by Dr. Anita Kelsey, M.D, director of the Phillips Women’s Heart Program and Director of the Hoffman Heart School of Cardiac Ultrasound at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Lenora S. Williams, MD, medical specialist in women’s health and obstetrics, will lead the second forum, titled, “Ask the OB/GYN: Women’s Health and Family Planning.” Williams currently practices at the UConn Health Center and is also affiliated with the Rockville General Hospital. Leonardo Watson, principal at the Dr. Frank T. Simpson-Waverly School said, “In many urban communities, children prove vulnerable to poor nutrition and are often exposed to environmental pollutants that damage their developing bodies. However, armed with healthy lifestyle information, Hartford’s parents, children and community members can make meaningful choices about their individual and familial health. This community health fair will demonstrate that young and old can embrace good nutrition and home safety.” Latoya Martindale, a teacher, parent and Simpson-Waverly School PTO member, agreed: “I had my first mammogram during the 2014 health fair. Nervous and not knowing what to expect, I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of care and professionalism of the staff on the Hartford Hospital Mammography van. Shortly after that visit, I was notified by the hospital that I would require additional screening as they were concerned about a spot that was found. Thankfully, everything turned out fine but I can’t help to wonder what would have happened if the outcome wasn’t positive? What if I hadn’t taken that first step? I encourage everyone to both attend the health fair and take advantage of all the screenings provided.” “I enjoy helping out and making it a family day for me and my four girls who also attend Simpson-Waverly,” said Sharonda James, also a member of Simpson-Waverly’s PTO. “The majority of citizens that live in this neighborhood need the free services. “We also learn about healthy eating, bike safety, blood pressure, dental services as well as healthy sugar, glucose and cholesterol levels and much more. The giveaways and prizes make it an awesome fun event for the family that I hope continues because it helps to build and better our community.” Service providers and supporters include Hartford Hospital; Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center-Curtis Robinson’s Men’s Health Institute; Colgate-Palmolive Company-Healthy Smiles; Bright Futures; Bethesda Medical Mission; UConn Medical School-Urban Track; St. Joseph College Schools of Pharmacy; Nursing, and Social Work; City of Hartford’s Health and Human Services Department; Connecticut Children’s Medical Center; Community Health Services; Community Health Network of Connecticut, Inc.; Hispanic Health Council; Connecticut Lions Club; Faith Care; Wilson Gray YMCA-Youth and Family Center; Harford Fire Department; Francine’s Salon & Day Spa; Mirna’s Precise Edge; Hartford Board of Education, Stop n Shop Pharmacy and Walgreen’s to name a few. For more information, and to view the event flyer, visit: http://www.farmingtonvalleylinks.org follow us on face book, Farmington Valley Chapter of The Links

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  • Americans Witnessing Rare ‘Solar Eclipse’Americans Witnessing Rare ‘Solar Eclipse’

    Salmon, Idaho/Charleston, S.C., – (Aug 21, 2017/12:51PM PST – By Steve Gorman And Harriet Mcleod- Reuters) – Millions of Americans equipped with protective glasses took up prime positions on Monday along a ribbon of land across the United States to marvel at the first total solar eclipse to unfold from coast to coast in nearly a century. A cheerleader uses solar viewing glasses before welcoming guests to the football stadium to watch the total solar eclipse at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois, U.S., August 21, 2017. Location coordinates for this image are 37°42’25” N 89°13’10” W. REUTERS/Brian Snyder After weeks of anticipation, the sight of the moon’s silhouette passing directly in front of the sun, blotting out all but a halo-like solar corona, will draw one of the largest audiences in human history, experts say, when those watching via social and broadcast media are included. Some 12 million people live in the 70-mile-wide (113-km-wide), 2,500-mile-long (4,000-km-long) zone where the total eclipse will appear on Monday, while hordes of others have traveled to spots along the route to bask in its full glory. (Inquiring News Staff Report Gathering Info).

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