The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said Thursday it would stop collecting some wage data broken down by sex and race from larger employers.

LAKEVILLE — The Salisbury Forum will open its 2019-2020 season on Friday, Sept.20 with Peter Baker, the chief White House correspondent for the New York Times. His presentation, “Trump, Obama, and the Modern White House” will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Walker Auditorium at The Hotchkiss Schoo…

MUSICAL IMPROV: A Musical Improv program, 6-8 p.m., Sept. 13, Fellowship hall at First Congregational Church, 835 Riverside Avenue, Torrington. Featuring 1st Church Crossroads Worship Band, Traveling Trout (folk), Michael and Company, (rock and standards), Wibo (soul and light rock, blues) a…

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MORRIS — Amid a delightful early Fall Sunday, the third Savor Litchfield event was jointly hosted by Litchfield Magazine, townvibe and SouthFarms in Morris. The crowd was estimated to be between 550-600, including vendors and volunteers held at a SouthFarms in Morris on Sept. 8. All three en…

The couple seeks to establish a “Mickey’s Fight Foundation,” to change laws and eventually have enough money in it to open a wellness center offering integrative medicine through a doctor. They dream of buying a condo near the center to let families stay there for free.

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LITCHFIELD — The Litchfield Patriots and a number of other organizations held a Living History Day Saturday on the green, drawing families to take part in a day of ceremonies, demonstrations, games and other activities.

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STAMFORD — OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and the local and state governments that have sued the company for allegedly fraudulent marketing of their top-selling pain drug pressed on Tuesday with efforts to hammer out a comprehensive settlement, but Connecticut’s attorney general said he still…

In the wake of Hurricane Dorian’s devastation in the Bahamas, a Brookfield couple will take the proceeds from their debut novella “Dinner With Howard” and donate them to the friends they made while vacationing in Freeport, Bahamas.

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SHARON — The newly constructed butterfly house at the Sharon Audubon Center welcomes various species of the colorful, thin-winged creatures, which float around the modest-sized wood and screen structure, alighting from time to time on a variety of plants and flowers in the enclosed space.

HARTFORD — The last time Hartford hosted a presidential debate was in 1996, but the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving is hoping a $1 million commitment will boost Hartford’s chances to become a 2020 debate site.

HARWINTON — Deputy Speaker of the House Michelle Cook (D – Torrington) hosted a ceremony Tuesday dedicating the bridge on Connecticut Route 118, which overpasses Route 8 in Harwinton, in memory of late state Rep. Joseph Mascetti, who was elected to the Connecticut General Assembly in 1920.

WOODBURY — At the request of medical units in the Connecticut Army National Guard, the Woodbury Volunteer Fire Department will create and supervise a military training scenario in Woodbury’s Orenaug Park, using ropes and high-angle rescue on Saturday, Sept 14.

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The recently enacted state law phasing out single-use plastic shopping bags is frustrating some Connecticut consumers because it contains a loophole that allows retailers to charge for the paper kind.

HARTFORD — There’s no reason for Insurance Department regulators to consider affordability when it sets health insurance rates for 2020, but consumers were back Wednesday calling for them to re-evaluate the costs.

The Goshen Fair at the Goshen Fairgrounds, Route 63 in Goshen was held over the weekend. There was live music, lumberjack competitions, agricultural exhibits and competitions, as well as a midway with rides and games, food to suit anyone’s taste, and animals from farms around Litchfield Coun…

BINGO: St. Maron’s Church, 613 Main St., Torrington, holds bingo games every Monday and Friday. Doors open at 4 p.m. Early bingo beings at 6 p.m., with progressive jackpots and food for sale.

LITCHFIELD — “The Spirituality of Vulnerability: The Agony and Ecstasy of Henri Nouwen” will be offered at Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center, 229 E Litchfield Road, Litchfield, on Friday, Sept. 6, (with 6 p.m. dinner) to Saturday, Sept. 7 at 3 p.m. Michael Higgins, Ph.D. will be the…

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It’s no coincidence that nearly everyone I know enjoys food from the grill. The smoky flavor, the golden browned bits, and the ease of cleanup make grilling the summertime impetus for gathering friends to table.

A Litchfield resident pleaded guilty Wednesday in New Haven federal court to wire fraud in connection with a scheme in which he stole about $1.4 million from a charity he organized that was intended to help veteran and military families, federal authorities said.

LITCHFIELD — A mainstay in the Litchfield community, Murphy’s Pharmacy, has been sold to rival pharmaceutical giant, CVS. Owner Mark Murphy said closing the pharmacy for good after 68 years has been unavoidable due to low insurance reimbursements on prescriptions. CVS pharmacy in Litchfield …

Although there are still plenty of days of summer and sunshine left this year, the 2020 Farmers’ Almanac is predicting the northeast region — including Connecticut — will have a colder winter than usual.