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It's wedding season, and you're invited to The Marriage of Figaro! The Norwalk Symphony Orchestra is presenting a semi-staged production of Mozart's beloved opera on Saturday, May 19th, at Norwalk Concert Hall with an ensemble of outstanding young soloists. Kate Remington talked with the NSO's conductor and music director, Jonathan Yates, about why he loves this work, and why he's excited to bring it life.

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Once again it’s Commencement season, bringing relief to thousands of parents and perhaps a certain feeling of anxiety to all those young graduates. What next? Suddenly the future is wide open. That’s what commencement means, the beginning of financial responsibility, real work, and all the other horrors of grown up life. It's a scary time for the graduates, comparable to going over the top in the trench warfare of World War I, and facing live enemy fire for the first time. That's why the graduate schools are full. It makes sense to put off the dangerous moment as long as possible.

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Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton is the Connecticut GOP’s endorsed candidate for governor. Boughton won his party’s endorsement on the third ballot at the state Republican Convention at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket on Saturday.

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The Connecticut Supreme Court is likely to decide this week whether to allow 10 families of victims in the 2012 Newtown school shooting to sue Remington, the company that manufactured the assault-style rifle used in the massacre. Law experts say if the case moves forward, it would be the furthest a lawsuit has gone involving a gun manufacturer since Congress passed a law in 2005 that broadly protects gun makers from lawsuits.

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A jury has convicted former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver of public corruption charges, dashing the 74-year-old Democrat's second attempt to avoid prison after a decades-long career as one of the most powerful politicians in state government.

The verdict Friday came more than two years after his first 2015 trial resulted in a 12-year prison sentence.

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