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Plainville Hot Air Balloon Festival

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A spectator captures the launching of several hot air balloons at sunrise Sunday morning at the 2014 Plainville Fire Company’s Hot Air Balloon Festival at Norton Park. About a dozen balloons were launched in near perfect conditions. Patrick Raycraft | praycraft@courant.com

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Connecticut Open – Day 6

Magdalena Rybarikova defeated Camila Giorgi in straight sets (6-2, 6-4) Friday afternoon in New Haven to advance to the women’s final at the 2014 Connecticut Open.

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New Haven, CT – 08/22/14 – Magdalena Rybarikova saves a point in the second set of her victory over Camila Giorgi Friday. Photo by BRAD HORRIGAN

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Connecticut Open – Day 4

New Haven, CT   8/20/14 Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) serves to Andrea Petkovic (GER) during their ,atch on day four of the 2014 Connecticut Open Tennis Tournament at the Connecticut Tennis Center on the Yale campus in New Haven Wednesday afternoon. Flipkens lost the first set 4-6 but won the second on a tie-break 7-6(4) and they are in the third now.  Photo by JOHN WOIKE | woike@courant.com

New Haven, CT 8/20/14 Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) serves to Andrea Petkovic (GER) during their ,atch on day four of the 2014 Connecticut Open Tennis Tournament at the Connecticut Tennis Center on the Yale campus in New Haven Wednesday afternoon. Flipkens lost the first set 4-6 but won the second on a tie-break 7-6(4) and they are in the third now. Photo by JOHN WOIKE | woike@courant.com

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And They’re Off!

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy launched his campaign for a second term as Connecticut’s governor Thursday making several stops throughout the state. Late in the day, he visited several businesses in the heart of New Britain’s Polish community, sampling several Polish delicacies.  “But how do you stay so slim?” asked the proprietor of one establishment, as Malloy tasted some pierogi.  “By running every day,” he said.

NEW BRITAIN 08/14/14 Gov. Dannel Malloy samples a Polish meatball with dill and chicken marsala with rice during a visit to Polonia Taste on Broad Street in New Britain Thursday evening as his reelection campaign gets underway. Malloy spent time visiting businesses along Broad Street in the city's Polish neighborhood. Bartkowicz mentioned that Malloy's Republican opponent, Tom Foley, also sampled the chicken Marsala and rice during a recent campaign visit..   CLOE POISSON|cpoisson@courant.com

NEW BRITAIN 08/14/14 Gov. Dannel Malloy samples a Polish meatball with dill and chicken marsala with rice during a visit to Polonia Taste on Broad Street in New Britain Thursday evening as owner Sophie Bartkowicz explains the recipe.  Bartkowicz mentioned that Malloy’s Republican opponent, Tom Foley, also sampled the chicken Marsala and rice during a recent campaign visit.. CLOE POISSON|cpoisson@courant.com

 

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Without Water

For some New London’s water main break is an inconvenience. They have water. But for those living at the New London Housing Authority high rise on Colman Street they’ll make due until water is restored.

Several cases of bottled water are delivered to the New London Housing authority highrise on Colman Street by staff from the American Red Cross after residents lost water service Thursday. A water main break in New London's Bates Woods Park nearby caused lowered water pressure for some and interrupted service for others.

Several cases of bottled water are delivered to the New London Housing authority highrise on Colman Street by staff from the American Red Cross after residents lost water service Thursday. A water main break in New London’s Bates Woods Park nearby caused lowered water pressure for some and interrupted service for others.