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What's Happening in CT 3/4 - 3/8

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What's Happening in CT 10/17 - 10/20

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What's Happening in CT 12/13 - 12/15

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Miss America 2020, December 15 - 19 The competition follows 51 compelling candidates as they compete for life-changing scholarships to be used to continue their efforts towards community service and education. The show will continue to highlight a diverse group of young students and professionals who are advancing the message of female strength, independence, and empowerment through their efforts in the areas of scholarship, talent and social impact. The Miss America Organization has ushered in a new era of progressiveness and inclusiveness, led by an all-female leadership team. Times vary, $75-$100 Mohegan Sun, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd. Uncasville, CT

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STATE OF THE WEEK 05: CONNECTICUT

Connecticut

Five Fast Facts

  1. The Fundamental Orders, adopted by Connecticut Colonists on January 24, 1639, is considered to be the first written constitution in the western world. While short, it sets principles that were later applied to the US Constitution. These include government based on the consent of the governed (including spelling out individual rights and how they are ensured) and election of leaders by free men.
  2. Connecticut was the first state to set a speed limit for automobiles; in 1901 the Connecticut government set a speed limit of 12 miles per hour. In 1937 it became the first state to issue permanent license plates for cars.
  3. Among the silly laws allegedly on the books in Connecticut: in order for a pickle to be considered a pickle, it has to bounce; silly string is banned in the town of Southington, and it is illegal to walk backwards on city sidewalks after sunset in Devon.
  4. The Hartford Courant is the oldest continually published newspaper in the United States, having been established in 1764.
  5. Opened in 1846, Lake Compounce, located just down the street from ESPN’s Bristol headquarters, is the oldest continuously-operated amusement park in the United States. Its premier attraction, Boulder Dash, is the first wooden roller coaster built entirely into the side of a mountain, and has won the Golden Ticket Award for Best Wood Coaster four times since it opened in 2000, including the past three years.
The Constitution State, The Nutmeg State
Abbreviation: CT
Time Zone: US Eastern (UTC-5/-4)
Admission to the Union: January 9, 1788
Population: 3,590,886 (29th)
Area: 5,543 sq. mi (48th)
State Capital: Hartford
Largest City: Bridgeport
Demonym: Connecticuter, Nutmegger
Borders: Rhode Island (E), Massachusetts (N), New York (W), Long Island Sound (S)
Subreddit: /Connecticut

Government

Governor: Dannel Malloy (D)
Lieutenant Governor: Nancy Wyman (D)
Connecticut General Assembly
  • 36 Senators (20 Democrat, 15 Republican, 1 Working Families Party)
  • 151 Representatives (87 Democrat, 64 Republican)
  • President pro tem of the Senate: Martin Looney
  • Speaker of the House: Brendan Sharkey
U.S. Senators: Richard Blumenthal (D), Chris Murphy (D)
U.S. Representative(s): 5 Democrat
Last 5 Election Results (election winner in italics):
  • Barack Obama (D) – 905,083 (58.06%), Mitt Romney (R) – 634,892 (40.73%)
  • Barack Obama (D) – 997,773 (60.59%), John McCain (R) – 629,428 (38.22%)
  • John Kerry (D) – 857,488 (54.31%), George W Bush (R) – 693,826 (43.95%)
  • Al Gore (D) – 816,015 (55.91%), George W Bush (R) – 561,095 (38.44%)
  • Bill Clinton (D) – 735,740 (52.83%), Bob Dole (R) – 483,109 (34.69%), Ross Perot (I) – 139,523 (10.02%)

Demographics

Racial Composition:
  • 71.2% White (non-Hispanic)
  • 10.1% Black
  • 6.4% Hispanic
  • 3.8% Asian
  • 2.6% Mixed Race or Multicultural
  • 0.3% Native American
  • 5.6% Other
Ancestry Groups
  • 19.3% Italian
  • 17.9% Irish
  • 10.7% English
  • 10.4% German
  • 8.6% Polish
  • 6.6% French
Second Languages – Most Non-English Languages Spoken at Home
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • French
  • Polish
Religious Affiliation – Largest Religious Denominations
  • Catholic (43%)
  • Protestant (27%)
  • Non-religious (23%)
  • Jewish (1%)
  • Other Christian (2.5%)
  • Buddhist and Hindu – 1.5%

Education

The first law school in the nation, Litchfield Law School, was operated from 1773 until 1833 in Connecticut. Connecticut State Schools are governed by the Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education, a body established in 2011 to accredit schools and programs as well as to set budgets and coordinate operations.

Economy

Unemployment Rate – 7.0%
Wealthiest Cities/Towns (by per capita income)
  • New Canaan ($100,824)
  • Darien ($95,577)
  • Greenwich ($92,759)
  • Weston ($92,735)
  • Westport ($90,792)
Largest Employers, excluding Wal-Mart and state/federal government
  • Foxwoods Resort Casino
  • Aetna
  • Pratt & Whitney
  • Immucor
  • Sikorsky Aircraft Group

Transportation

Major Highways
  • Interstate Highways: I-84, I-91, I-95, I-395
  • State Routes/Highways
  • Rush hour traffic on I-95 between New York and New Haven is some of the most congested in the United States, and frequently affects the nearby Merritt Parkway. The state has begun encouraging ride-sharing and rail-use to alleviate the congestion.
Public Transit
System Services Area Description
Metro-North Rail Southwestern Connecticut Operated by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, offers rail service between New York City and New Haven, with several local branches
Amtrak Rail Eastern/Northern Connecticut Commuter rail between New Haven and Springfield, Massachusetts, with local lines opening to Hartford and Central Connecticut
CT Transit Bus Statewide Public bus system
CTfastrak Bus New Britain to Hartford Rapid bus transit
Airports/Seaports
  • Bradley International Airport (BDL)
  • Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN)
Connecticut has some of the highest rates of bicycle ownership and use in the U.S., and New Haven has the highest percentage of commuters who bicycle to work of any major metropolitan center on the East Coast.

Culture

Nutmegger?
So what does nutmeg have to do with Connecticut? Well, no one really knows. One theory (the most popular told to Connecticut children) is that swindlers from the state were notorious for selling counterfeit nutmegs made from wood to unsuspecting travelers and residents of seaside towns. Another more innocuous explanation is that traders from Connecticut were in fact selling real nutmeg, but customers unfamiliar with the unusually hard native form of the spice may have felt they had been tricked into buying a wooden counterfeit. The source of the legend traces back to the 1830’s newspaper column “The Sayings and Doings of Samuel Slick, of Slickville”, who claimed that Captain John Allspice, a popular trader who did business in Charleston, would cut his purchase of fifty barrels of nutmeg into two and fill the remaining space with wooden counterfeits, which looked so real that it was impossible to spot the difference unless you bit the nutmeg with your teeth.
Sikorsky Aircraft and United Technologies
Igor Sikorsky, a Kiev-born immigrant, founded Sikorsky in 1925 in Roosevelt, New York. In 1929, the company moved to Stratford, Connecticut and became part of United Technologies Corporation. Originally focused on multi-engine airplanes and amphibious aircraft (such as the Sikorsky Clipper), Sikorsky began developing the first practical helicopter, continuing work he had begun in Russia in 1909. In 1939, the first tethered and free-flight helicopter flights took place between 1939 and 1940; the V-S 300 design remains the basis for most helicopter designs today.
Cuisine
New Haven-style pizza (known as “Apizza”) is considered by culinary historians (such as Jeffrey Steingarten) to be among the best styles of Neapolitan-American pizza, along with New York City. While limited geographically until recently, restaurants specializing in the style have opened in the Washington DC, Oregon, Michigan, Texas and Tokyo.
The lobster roll originated in Milford in 1929 at a restaurant called Perry’s. The Connecticut-style lobster roll is simply warm lobster meat soaked in butter and served on a steamed bun. The more popular Maine style, consisting of cold lobster meat served with mayonnaise, celery, lemon juice, and lettuce is known locally as a lobster salad roll, and is more well-known outside of New England.
Connecticut is recognized by the Library of Congress as the birthplace of the modern hamburger. Louis Lunch in New Haven is known as the oldest continually operating hamburger restaurant, and is known for disliking the addition of any condiments to the burger, especially ketchup. Yale students who sneak in ketchup have been asked to leave in the past.
Charter Oak
The Charter Oak was a large white oak tree estimated to be around 600-700 years old at the time it fell in 1856. According to tradition, the state’s Royal Charter of 1662 was hidden in the hollow portion of the tree to prevent its confiscation by the English governor-general; this story became a symbol of American Independence. Captain Joseph Wadsworth (ancestor of Revolutionary general Elijah Wadsworth) was was credited as the person who hid the charter from Royal authorities, who did not like the amount of local autonomy the charter gave to colonists. After it fell during a violent storm, timber from the tree was made into several chairs, which are displayed in the Hartford Capitol Building. The Charter Oak adorns the state quarter and is still a symbol for the state as a whole today.
Sports
While Connecticut does not currently have a “big four” franchise, it has hosted multiple teams in all of the big four previously:
League Team Years Active
NHL Hartford Whalers 1972 - 1997
MLB Hartford Dark Blues 1876
NFL Hartford Blues 1926
NFL New York Giants 1973 – 1974 (played at Yale Bowl while Giants Stadium was under construction)
NBA Boston Celtics 1975 – 1995 (various home games)
The WNBA Connecticut Sun are the only current major professional sports team playing in the state, and are considered the most successful franchise in the WNBA to not win an overall championship.
The Pilot-Pen Tennis Tournament and the Travelers Championship both take place in Connecticut (in New Haven and Hartford, Respectively).
Lime Rock Park is a 1.53-mile natural-terrain course located in the Northwestern corner of Connecticut. It currently hosts events for the WeatherTech Sports Car Championship and has hosted events for NASCAR, Grand-Am, ALMS and the Pirelli World Challenge. The track also hosts a Historic Festival every Labor Day which features classic car shows and historic race cars taking part in exhibition races.
Connecticut’s NCAA Division I teams are:
  • UCONN
  • Quinnipiac University
  • Fairfield University
  • Central Connecticut State University
  • Sacred Heart University
  • University of Hartford
The UCONN Huskies are the only team to win men’s and women’s basketball championships in the same year, having done so twice (2004, 2014). The UCONN Women hold the NCAA record for the longest winning streak in college basketball at 90 games, having gone undefeated from 2008 until December 30, 2010 after a loss to Stanford. The Women have not missed the NCAA Final Four since 2008.

List of Famous People

Previous States:
  1. Delaware
  2. Pennsylvania
  3. New Jersey
  4. Georgia
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What's Happening in CT - 5/4-5/6

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The AAC Tourney Attendee's Guide to Hartford

Ahoy. UConn alum and life-long Hartford area resident here to talk about things to do in Hartford before and after basketball. I'm sure there are going to be literally dozens of tourney attendees going to Hartford for the first time. So if you're one of them, read on.
Note: I fucking love Hartford, but that's perhaps because it's easier than hating the place you're from.
Note: I can update this throughout the day, and am welcome to suggestions.
Note: I'm making a few assumptions: First, that you don't have access to a car, and second, that you're somewhere around 30, have a little cash to spend, and don't have kids.
1) Drinking. Downtown Hartford has a lot of bars. They are, for the most part, totally regular. Here are some places that might be the same place, I dunno. I'm only gonna highlight some favorites. But there are plenty.
Walkable from the XL Center
Maybe snag an uber but worth it
2) Food
an Uber-ish ride away
3) To Do
4) To not do.
What I want to emphasize, above all else, is that Hartford is a wonderful place. In terms of downtown size, it's roughly comparable to Louisville, Raleigh, Memphis, and Richmond. There really is a lot to do. And it's as safe as comparably sized cities. By which I mean, don't go wandering around strange residential streets outside of the downtown at 3am. You don't need to get a ride from one side of downtown to the other, though.
Most of all, tell your friends you had a good time, okay? We deal with a lot of shit-talk, some of it justified, but if you can't enjoy a weekend in Hartford it's because you didn't put any effort in. Put some effort in, and Hartford will show you a nice time.
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31 Days until Opening Day - Garry Maddox

31 - Garry Maddox

Career Awards/Accolades

  • World Series champion (1980)
  • 8× Gold Glove Award (1975–1982)
  • Roberto Clemente Award (1986)

Time in Philadelphia

On May 4, 1975, the Giants traded Maddox to the Phillies for first baseman Willie Montañez after the Phillies had failed in their efforts to acquire Rusty Staub from the Mets. The Phillies traded Montanez with the intention to replace him at first-base with Dick Allen. Maddox went on to win his first Gold Glove Award as the top center fielder in the National League. Montanez was traded away the next year. Maddox's 1975 Gold Glove was his first of eight in a row. His sparkling defensive play led Phillies broadcaster Harry Kalas to remark, "Two-thirds of the Earth is covered by water, the other one-third is covered by Garry Maddox.", which was an original quote reported by Ray Didinger at the Bulletin in a 1975 article (This quote has also been less frequently attributed to Ralph Kiner, as he quoted Didinger's 1975 article the Hall-of-Fame slugger-turned-broadcaster for the New York Mets.) Kalas nicknamed Maddox the "Secretary of Defense."
In 1976, Maddox had his best year as a hitter, with a .330 batting average, and helped the Phillies win the National League East, their first postseason berth since the Whiz Kids in the 1950 World Series. But the team lost three consecutive National League Championship Series, including in 1978 against the Los Angeles Dodgers as Maddox made two errors in Game Four. With the score tied in the bottom of the tenth inning, two out, and Ron Cey on first, Maddox misplayed Dusty Baker's fly ball. He started back on the ball, then charged forward, and the ball glanced off his glove. Bill Russell then followed with a single to center. Maddox charged, but the ball skipped past him; had he fielded the ball cleanly, he could have thrown Cey (who was not known for his baserunning speed) out at the plate. Instead, Cey scored the winning run to put the Dodgers in the World Series. In the 10th inning of the fifth and final game of the 1980 NLCS against the Houston Astros, his double scored Del Unser for the pennant-winning run. In the bottom half, he caught Enos Cabell's fly ball for the final out to put the Phillies in the World Series for the first time since 1950. The Phillies beat the Kansas City Royals for their first World Championship.
In 1983 the Phillies again made it to the World Series losing this time to the Baltimore Orioles. In Game 1 the score was tied one to one until Maddox led off the eighth inning with a solo home run. The final was two to one and the Phillies only win of the series. Maddox continued to win Gold Gloves, steal bases and hit well for the Phillies until 1985, when he declined rapidly. He retired in early the next season. That year, he was honored with the Roberto Clemente Award, given annually to a player who demonstrates the values the Pittsburgh Pirates Hall-of-Famer (like Maddox, one of the best-fielding outfielders ever) displayed in his commitment to community and understanding the value of helping others. During his career, Maddox played in six postseasons, winning five full-season Division titles, two pennants and one World Series, all with the Phillies. His lifetime batting average was .285. Never a slugger, his peak year brought him just 14 home runs, and he hit 117 for his career. But he did hit 337 doubles and 62 triples, products of the speed that also allowed him to run down fly balls few outfielders could reach, and to steal 20 or more bases in nine straight seasons. For his career, he had 248 stolen bases, which in August 2014 ranks 232nd on the all-time list.

Epliouge

After retiring, he founded World Wide Concessions, a leading national promotional products company specializing in unique branded gifts and packaging. By 1995, Maddox was majority owner and CEO of A. Pomerantz & Company, a Philadelphia-based office furniture company. In 2003, Maddox began a four-year term on the board of Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. Maddox has also worked as a spring training instructor for the Phillies, and was a color analyst for Phillies games on Philadelphia's now-defunct cable-sports network PRISM from 1987 to 1995. His son, Garry Maddox, Jr., also played professional baseball, but did not reach the major leagues. Maddox is a BBQ chef, and for a number of years has hosted the Garry Maddox Barbecue Challenge, a yearly fundraiser held outside of Citizens Bank Park before a home Phillies game. Local restaurants and amateur chefs competing in various categories. All proceeds benefit Compete 360, an academic enrichment program founded by Maddox to foster DT Philly, a design thinking (DT) practice in Philadelphia public schools that trains teachers to facilitate DT projects with their students. In 2005, Maddox and other individuals became prominent investors in a Foxwoods slots casino proposed for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In September 2008, facing massive opposition at the originally proposed waterfront location, backers for the slots casino decided to try to seek a new location in the Center City area, next to Philadelphia's Chinatown community. On December 16, 2010, the Gaming Control Board voted to revoke the casino's license after the venture failed to secure funding.

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Career Statistics

Years R H 2B 3B HR RBI OBP SLG
15 Years (1972-1986) 777 1802 337 62 117 754 .320 .413
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