Archive for November 11th, 2011

November 11, 2011

High Winds Could Bring Down Limbs Trees Tonight

By George Gombossy

Governor Dannel P. Malloy is cautioning residents to be aware that strong winds today are bringing down damaged trees and limbs, already weak from the October nor’easter that impacted the state two weeks ago. As a result, thousands more lost their power today in Cheshire, Simsbury, Rocky Hill, Newington and Southington. More outages can be expected this evening.

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November 11, 2011

Auto Show Starts Friday; Industry Rebounding in CT

CT Auto Retailers Association

By Ellen Delisio
CT Tech Junkie

State automotive leaders are celebrating a re-energized industry this weekend at the Connecticut International Auto Show, set for Friday through Sunday at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy plans to open the show Friday, joined by Department of Motor Vehicles Commissioner Melody Curry and Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Daniel Esty. The show features some of the newest models of hybrid, luxury, family, and specialty cars.

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November 11, 2011

Books: ‘Best Kitchens on Wheels’

By Karen Swartz
The Middletown Eye

There’s a lot of buzz lately about food trucks. They’ve been around for over a hundred years, originally as chuck wagons to feed people during westward expansion in the late 1800s, and later as mobile canteens or lunch carts at workplaces beginning in the 1950s. Today, food trucks are popular and trendy, and are a respected outlet for making excellent quality food affordable and accessible. Published this year, Heather Shouse’s book Food Trucks – Dispatches and Recipes from the Best Kitchens on Wheels, contains mouth watering photographs from food trucks scouted out in big cities all over the United States. The book has profiles of multiple acclaimed restaurant chefs who have turned to food trucks later in their career. The trend is not just a big city one, it’s hit smaller cities and towns like Hartford and Middletown just the same.

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