Anyone who’s read a newspaper in Fairfield County for the past few decades will remember Rita Papazian’s name. Or, more specifically, her byline. The name preceded countless stories ranging from crime news to celebrity interviews. Papazian also penned some books, including “Remembering Fairfield Connecticut: Famous People & Historic Places” for His...

A dozen volumes on display at Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library are shelved side-by-side with their fore edges, not their spines, facing out. It is not a case of curatorial malpractice — far from it. Those exposed fore edges form a gallery of miniature paintings from the Renaissance era — portraits of the volumes’ celebrated authors...

The downtown site of the former Factory Bar & Grill appears to be preparing to roll out another restaurant. A sign in the front window of 261 Main St. advertises the “coming soon” of Clark + Main. The posting does not give more details about the planned establishment, but the recent painting-over of Factory’s signage on the brick building’s front e...

For Leo Marino, author of The House on Greene Street: Life and Times of a First Generation Italian American, compiling this first book was for his family. “This started 20 years ago,” says Marino, a Branford resident. “My brother and I talked about our ancestry. This was before the days of ancestry.com.” The family research took several trips to It...

Looking less vacant by the week, Ridgefield's downtown is preparing to welcome a new restaurant. Brick House Wood Fired Pizza Kitchen & Bar has announced it is will be opening this spring at 632 Danbury Road, the former Subway storefront on Route 7. The announcement came by way of the Facebook page of Brick House's sister establishment, Tivoli Pizz...

The Barbieri Endowment awards an annual grant to a United States citizen to conduct research in Italy. Amount: $7,500. Subject: Modern Italian history in any genre. Application: (1) Research proposal (1,000 words). (2) Schedule, itinerary, and budget (one page). (3) CV. NB: No letters of reference. Submission: Send application as a .doc, .rtf, or ....

Ormai da anni senza un vice consolato attivo e duraturo, il Gruppo Italiani e Italo-Americani residenti in Connecticut ha recentemente sottoscritto un documento, dove viene richiesto ai rappresentanti italiani eletti all’estero di attivarsi affinché la numerosa comunità non venga trascurata. In particolare, la comunità si è rivolta al ministro degl...

A documentary film about New Haven's Little Italy that has played to packed crowds all over the area will soon have three showings in Branford and East Haven. The film, The Village: Life in New Haven's Little Italy, was the creation of award-winning journalist Steve Hamm. It had its successful debut at last year's New Haven Documentary Film Festiva...

Enjoy a great night out – meet international, multi-platinum recording artist Patrizio Buanne, feast on a special prix-fixe dinner at TerraSole Ristorante (3 Big Shop Lane, Ridgefield), then head over to The Ridgefield Playhouse for Patrizio’s performance – all for $110 per person (includes ticket to the show, does not include alcohol or gratuity)....

Traveling extensively throughout the world following the diplomatic career of his father, Mr. Agnoloni lived abroad in three different continents, and speaks four languages proficiently: Italian, French, English, Spanish (the first two, native speaker) as well as Arabic (elementary proficiency). Today is married with his american wife Jennifer Spec...