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A popular Fairfield County eatery has come up with a unique mix of made-from-scratch Italian and American cuisine while adding a little fun with bowling alleys and bocce ball courts. Don't think about your regular bowling alley scene when you think of Pinstripes of Norwalk, instead, think let's get dressed up and go bowling while we dine on some pr...

I grew up in Augusta. My family lived on the east side of the Kennebec river. Our house was on School Street. So, my first introduction to this Maine meal staple was at Whipper's on Bangor Street, just a short walk down the hill. As a kid, I started with the classic version of a Maine Italian, very similar to the one in the picture above. Then I mo...

During the month of March, New Canaan Library celebrates “One Author New Canaan” and the literary works of award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson with programming that relates to themes found throughout her work. Brooklyn, as it was in decades past and present, is the setting for a great deal of Jacqueline Woodson’s books. Join professional photog...

Born Ella Rose Tambussi in 1919, in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, Grasso’s parent’s both were Italian immigrants. Grasso worked her way up the state political ranks, elected to the Connecticut House of Representatives in 1952, then becoming the first female Floor Leader of the House in 1955 and in 1958, elected the Secretary of State of Connecticut,...

Francesco Caprio, known as Frank Caprio (conceived November 23, 1936) is the boss metropolitan adjudicator in Providence, Rhode Island, and the previous Chairman of the Rhode Island Board of Governors. His legal work is broadcast on the TV program Caught in Providence.  In 2017, recordings showing his court became famous online, with more than 15 m...

Michael Petito — a lifelong Stamford resident, World War II veteran and golf lover — celebrated his 100th birthday Thursday. “It’s funny because he’s so humble and modest, he doesn’t want anything big,” said one of his daughters, Michele Guarnieri. Guarnieri said she is waiting until it’s safe to throw a party for her father and take him to a casin...

The city may soon join a wave of communities around the nation in replacing Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day, with the City Council set to vote on a resolution to make the change at its Wednesday night meeting. If the resolution passes, Easthampton will become the third community in Hampshire County to make the change. The anticipated vote...

The South Windsor board of education has cut the name of Christopher Columbus from the school calendar in favor of Indigenous Peoples Day. Along with changing the name of the Oct. 11 holiday, the board also added Diwali as a day off (Nov. 4 this year). Celebrated by Hindus and people of other faiths, the holiday is meant to mark a triumph of ligh...

New Red Sox reliever Adam Ottavino made headlines in 2018 when he said he believed he’d strike out Babe Ruth every time he faced him because of how advanced the modern game is. Asked Friday how he’d fare against Red Sox legend Ted Williams, Ottavino said he believes he could hold his own. “I don’t know. It’s a different era,” Ottavino said on WEEI’...

An upscale Italian restaurant in the western suburbs is going to become a new location of a Mexican dining spot that is under the same ownership. According to a source, Osteria Posto in Waltham is being replaced by The Painted Burro, with a Facebook post from The Waltham Channel mentioning that owner Joseph Cassinelli told the license commission th...

A Bates haunt since the 1950s, Luiggi’s Pizzeria, next door to the Blue Goose on the corner of Sabattus and Horton streets, is named for its founder, Luiggi Carmino Talarico. From Albi to Lewiston Luiggi “Louis” Talarico was born in 1922 in Albi, Italy. After immigrating to America and settling in Lewiston, he and his wife, Annis, founded the pizze...

On behalf of the Italian-American Defense League, I am writing this petition in response to the decision of the Norwich, CT Board of Education on January 12, 2021 to adopt a 2021-2022 School Year Calendar that replaces Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day. The Italian-American Defense League (IADL) supports education, portrays positive stereot...