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Where Did Your Town Rank On The Best Places To Live In New England?

Because we’re all suckers for lists, here’s a new one that will certainly create some controversy. Movoto has put together a list of the best places to live in New England. Obviously, Connecticut being a part of New England, we’ve gotta show up occasionally on the list – but all I want to know is how did we do? And the result is somewhere between “fine” and “not bad.” Read more at CTBoom.com MORE

Pet Pals: Zak

Courtesy of Companions & Homemakers

Name: Zak
Breed: Siberian Husky
Age: 1 year old altered male
BioI can live in a single family home. I want to live with adults. I would like to live with a dog but I have not had much experience with cats. I may be willing to share my home with a feline. I am a high energy kind of dog and am looking for a home where I can get lots of exercise every day. ~ My behavior is very typical for my breed. I would prefer to live with someone who has husky experience. MORE

Mohegan Sun is having a COME ON DOWN! To Mohegan Sun… To Be On The Price Is Right

The Shops at Mohegan Sun will be hosting a contestant search for The Price Is Right this afternoon from 2pm-5pm.

Two people from The Price is Right Contestant Search at Mohegan Sun will be selected to fly to LA, one of which will get to bid on contestants’ row! Read more at CTBoom.com

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Pet Pals: Earl Grey

Courtesy of Companions & Homemakers

Name: Earl Grey
Breed: Himalayan mix
Age: 6 year old altered male
BioI’m a man of action and would be very comfortable living in a busy home. I want to live with kids over 13 years old. I would like to live with a cat but I have not had much experience with dogs. I may be willing to share my home with a canine. Because of my amazing fur, I’ll need a family who will be able to help me keep my long locks gorgeous. Grooming this long hair myself does become quite tedious at times! If you think I’m the one for you, visit me today! MORE

Can Passengers Drink in Your Car?

YES! But since we are one of only a handful of states that have this ability, it regularly is debated and efforts are created to ban it.  One of the reasons that it never passes this legislation is because, as proposed, the new law would require police to penalize the DRIVER if the passengers were drinking in the car. Read more at CTBoom.com MORE

Pet Pals: Tiny Tim

Courtesy of Companions & Homemakers

Name: Tiny Tim
Breed: Chihuahua mix
Age: 7 year old altered male
Bio: I can live in any size home, including apartments. I have not had much experience with children but am willing to consider sharing my home with kids who can be gentle and respectful of pets. I have not had much experience with cats or dogs but am willing to consider sharing my home with a furry friend. I am a relaxed kind of dog who will appreciate lots of time to sleep and lay around. I am a great dog for the first time dog owner. MORE

[WIN] Tickets to Impractical Jokers

Enter here to win tickets to TruTV's Impractical Jokeres featuring The Tenderloins at the Warner Thatre November 22nd.  MORE

Pet Pals: Max

Courtesy of Companions and Homemakers

Name: Max
Breed: Domestic Short Hair Mix
Age: 8 year old altered male
Bio: Hi my name is Max my adoption is free to the right home! As you can see by my picture I don't look or act my age at all. I love to purr, flop on my back and have my tummy rubbed. I also love to knead with my big paws. If you talk to me I will answer you the best I know how to. I would be comfortable living in almost any home, calm or a busy! I have not had much experience with children but am willing to consider sharing my home with kids who can be gentle and respectful of pets. I have not had much experience with cats or dogs but am willing to consider sharing my home with another furry friend. MORE

[PICS] Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers with Steve Winwood

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers with Steve Winwood played the XL Center in Hartford last Saturday, September 13th. Check out all the pictures MORE

Pet Pals: Luke

Courtesy of Companions & Homemakers

Name: Luke
Breed: Chihuahua mix
Age: 5 year old altered male
BioI want to live with kids over 10 years of age. My behavior is very typical for my breed. I would prefer to live with someone who has small dog experience. I can live in a single family home or condo, apartment considered. MORE

Pet Pals: Squirt

Courtesy of Companions & Homemakers and Canine Company

Name: Squirt
Breed: Puggle
Age: 2 year old altered male
Bio: Meet Squirt! This adorable Puggle can't wait for his new family to come find him! He loves to show off his obedience commands and learn new tricks, so an active family looking to entertain his love for learning would be a perfect match for this boy! Squirt loves running in our outdoor pen with his canine friends and can't wait to be picked up and snuggled all the time. Squirt is such a good boy in his kennel, we know he will be such a great pet for the right family - could that be you?? MORE

Pet Pals: Onslow

Courtesy of Companions & Homemakers and Canine Company

Name: Onslow
Breed: Domestic Short Hair Mix
Age: 6 year old altered male
Bio: Meet Onslow! Onslow is a quiet and affectionate cat who is looking for a home he can call his own. Onslow would prefer to live in a quiet household. He would also prefer to live in a home with older children who are kind to pets. Onslow is FIV positive (FIV+) and MUST--for his safety and the safety of other cats--remain an indoor cat. He may be willing to share his home with another cat but can ONLY live in a home with cats that are also FIV positive (FIV+). Onslow is neutered, microchipped, up-to-date on his shots, and thoroughly litterbox trained. He is also part of our PROJEC PURRFECT PROGRAM, which means his adoption fee is discounted! MORE

Pet Pals: Merritt

Courtesy of Companions & Homemakers and Canine Company

Name: Merritt
Breed: American Staffordshire terrier mix
Age: 4 year old spayed female
Bio: I want to live with kids over 8 years of age. I can live in any size home, including apartments. I have not had much experience with cats or dogs but am willing to consider sharing my home with a furry friend. I am a great dog for the first time dog owner. MORE

Chaz & AJ Beer is Here!

Presented by Townline Fine Wines, Spirits and Beer

The newest limited edition of the Chaz and AJ Beer presented by Townline Fine Wines, Spirits and Beer is here! Cap off your summer with a refreshing Orange Shandy Chaz and AJ Beer, locally brewed by Connecticut’s Charter Oak Brewing Company. The Chaz and AJ Beer is an Orange Shandy, 22 oz. Bomber Collectible and is available for a limited of time only at select locations throughout New Haven and Fairfield Counties. MORE

Berlin Fair

Friday, October 4th

Join the 102.9 DRC New Balance Pavement Patrol at the Berlin Fair Friday, October 4th  MORE

Connecticut Garlic & Harvest Festival

Saturday, October 11 & Sunday, October 12th

Join the 102.9 DRC New Balance Pavement Patrol at the 10th Annual Connecticut Garlic & Harvest Festival October 11-12 at the Bethlehem Fairgrounds on Route 61 in Bethlehem, Connecticut (just north of town). MORE

Pet Pals: Tiger

Courtesy of Companions & Homemakers and Canine Company

Name: Tiger
Breed: Domestic Short Hair Mix
Age: 4 year old altered male
Bio: I want to live with kids over 14 years of age. I would prefer a cat free home. I have not had much experience with dogs but am willing to consider sharing my home with a canine. I am a quiet and reserved kitty. I would prefer a peaceful home. MORE

Pet Pals: Levi

Courtesy of Companions & Homemakers and Canine Company

Name: Levi
Breed: Pit Bull Mix
Age: 1 year old altered male
BioI can live in a single family home or condo. I want to live with kids ages 14 and older. I have not had much experience with other pets but am willing to consider sharing my home with a cat or another dog. I am still learning so I will need to continue my education here. (Mandatory training required) I will need to live with a family that has experience with large, active breeds. MORE

Stuff You Should Know - 9/3/14

The new Batman rollercoaster that will revolutionize theme parks, another iconic comic book character is getting killed off, “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Rocky Horror,” and the 80s one hit wonder that’s now teaching at Johns Hopkins University – all that and more in today’s Stuff You Should Know! MORE

Stuff You Should Know - 9/2/14

Back to work after Labor Day, and we’ve got news about a “24” movie, we say goodbye to a member of Survivor, a Connecticut hotel gets a makeover from Gordon Ramsey, and the fallout from Hartford’s “Dr. Cash” – all that and more in today’s Stuff You Should Know! MORE

Chaz & AJ Bob Thomas Ford Comedy Show

Saturday, September 20th at The Inn at Villa Bianca

The Chaz and AJ Bob Thomas Ford Comedy Show with Nick DiPaolo is Saturday, September 20th at The Inn at Villa Bianca in Seymour. MORE

Pet Pals: Beatrice

Courtesy of Companions & Homemakers and Canine Company

Name: Beatrice
Breed: Hound Mix
Age: 3 year old spayed female
Bio: I can live in a single family home. I want to live with kids over 10 years of age. I have not had much experience with other pets but am willing to consider sharing my home with dogs and cats that appreciate hounds. I am a high energy kind of dog and am looking for a home where I can get lots of exercise every day. I am a great dog with lots of potential. I need a family with general dog experience. MORE

Pet Pals: Sophie

Courtesy of Companions & Homemakers and Canine Company

Name: Sophie
Breed: Domestic Short Hair Mix
Age: 1 year old spayed female
Bio:  Sophie is a young cat that can live in any sized home. She is a nice blend of confidently playful and affectionate. We believe that she’ll be happy living in a home with kids who understand cats. She does not have a great deal of experience with other pets but is willing to consider sharing with those who appreciate young cats. She is declawed so must be an indoor only kitty for her safety. MORE

Pet Pals: Cora

Courtesy of Companions & Homemakers and Canine Company

Name: Cora
Breed: English bulldog mix
Age: 8 year old spayed female
Bio: I would love to live with kids of any age. I can live in any size home, apartments will be considered. I have not had a great deal of experience with other pets but am willing to consider sharing my home with others who like older dogs. I will need a brush up on my housetraining manners which I’m sure will go beautifully once I settle into a routine. I’m a great dog with tons of potential. You won’t be disappointed if you take me home. MORE

This Day in Music History: August 27th

2006: The Black Crowes announce that keyboardist Ed Harsch has left the band.

 

1996: Pearl Jam release their fourth album, No Code.

 

1995: Neil Young headlines England's Reading Festival with Pearl Jam as his backing band.

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