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Celebrities appear in Super Bowl ads

Friday, January 30, 2015

Along with puppies and babies, celebrities are a Super Bowl advertising staple. And this year is no exception. Using stars is a surefire way to grab attention during advertising’s most competitive night, when a crowded field of 40-plus marketers vie for the attention of the more than 110 million viewers expected to tune in to the Super Bowl tomorrow. Advertisers …

Ex-rap mogul ‘Suge’ Knight arrested in deadly hit-and-run

Friday, January 30, 2015

Death Row Records founder Marion “Suge” Knight was arrested on suspicion of murder early Friday, hours after the rap music figure turned himself in to …

Blogger helps raise $1 million so NYC kids can visit Harvard

Friday, January 30, 2015

A fundraising campaign inspired by the popular photo blog Humans of New York has raised more than $1 million to send middle school students from …

Travel Talk: Technology can help steer you in the right direction on a road trip

Saturday, January 24, 2015

With gas prices at an amazingly low level, I bet lots of you readers are planning road trips this year. And with technology advancing at warp speed and prices for tech gadgets dropping fast, I have no doubt that lots of you will rely on a GPS, whether …

It’s a hoot hanging out with owls at this Tokyo cafe

Saturday, January 24, 2015

In the U.S., hanging out in a cafe with animals is such an exotic concept that people can’t get enough of it. A pop-up cat cafe in New York last year had lines down the block. Online reservations …

PHOTOS: New London celebrates its Winter Carnival in the snow

Saturday, January 24, 2015

A few hours of snow did not prevent residents of New London and neighboring towns from attending the Winter Carnival in New London yesterday morning. Events were scattered throughout the week, but the majority were scheduled for yesterday. …

Calling all Concords: Telecast hopes to bring together communities with the same name

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Doris Ballard wants to bring Concords together. That’s not a typo – Concords, plural. Ballard, the executive director of Concord TV, has contacted more than 55 communities named “Concord” across the country, and even outside the United States, in hopes of uniting them on air. The Concord TV …

The Insiders: Come for the science and stay for the, um, science (and the fun!) with The Amazing Nano Brothers

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Nothing gets a party started quite like nanoscale science and technology, amirite? We’re talking molecules and probe microscopy and probably some other kinds of scopys – you know, the kind of stuff that just screams FUN! And you think we’re being sarcastic – we’re actually just describing this …

Pacino: If I wasn’t an actor I’d probably be slinging hash

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Al Pacino has been acting for nearly half a century and during that time, he said he’s never really considered what other job he might be suited for – until now. Pacino said he thinks he’d be a …

Children’s TV activist Peggy Charren dies at 86

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Peggy Charren, the founder of Action for Children’s Television who waged a decades-long fight to improve the quality of children’s programming has died. She was 86. Charren, who had vascular dementia, died Thursday in Massachusetts, Sugarman-Sinai Memorial Chapel in Providence, R.I., said in an obituary. Charren founded Action …

George Lucas hopes ‘Strange Magic’ will appeal to all ages

Saturday, January 24, 2015

George Lucas has been toying around with Strange Magic for almost 15 years. The animated musical fantasy about a fairy kingdom and true love, in theaters yesterday, began as a pet project while he was working on the …

The Insiders: Go to these events today and we promise not to give you any homework

Saturday, January 24, 2015

We’re going old school today in the most literal sense. Well, maybe not the absolute literal sense – we’re not moving into a tiny schoolhouse and slapping you across the knuckles with a ruler. But we’re throwing it back to the days when you used to review what …

PHOTOS: Line dancing class kicks off new TRIP Senior Center in Franklin

Saturday, January 24, 2015

The Twin Rivers Intergenerational Program (TRIP) Senior Center in Franklin moves into their new home at the Bessie Rowell Commnunity Center Monday but the weekly Line Dancing class kicked off in the facility. The Senior Center has a …