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Lamont signs order requiring certain travelers to CT to complete a form upon entry into state and send it to DPH

DPH: Failure to submit the form or self-quarantine may result in $1,000 civil penalty for each violation HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Tuesday announced that he has signed an executive order strengthening his previously enacted travel advisory for anyone entering Connecticut from states with high infection and positivity rates for COVID-19. The order…

Stepping Stones Museum for Children Honors Filling in the Blanks Volunteers for Heroic Response to the COVID 19 Pandemic

Norwalk, CT – Stepping Stones Museum for Children honored Filling in the Blanks volunteers in June for their heroic commitment to helping hungry children as part of its grassroots “We ‘Heart’ Our CommUNITY” commemorative tile campaign to thank local organizations and individuals helping local communities get through the COVID-19 crisis. “We are thrilled to shine…

Bridgeport Mayor Ganim Suspends Parking Meter Fees and Enforcement, Encourages Residents to Eat Local, Shop Local in Bridgeport

Bridgeport, CT – Mayor Ganim reminds residents and visitors of Downtown Bridgeport that officials have put a hold on the collection of parking meter fees and will not enforce parking meter payments in an effort to support customers of local businesses and reenergize local economy in the City of Bridgeport. Mayor Ganim stated, “In order…

Shakespeare returns to Stamford for two weekends

In the 16th century, a young couple in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, lost two of their children to the bubonic plague. They did everything they could to protect their third child, William, from the disease. Luckily for us, the Shakespeare family’s young William, survived. “We too, are surviving, but barely,” said Curtain Call executive director, Lou Ursone, of his…

CT lawmakers urge USDA to reconsider decision preventing shellfish farmers from receiving financial relief during COVID-19

WASHINGTON, DC – — On Friday, U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and U.S. Representatives John Larson (CD-1), Rosa DeLauro (CD-3), Joe Courtney (CD-2), Jim Himes (CD-4), and Jahana Hayes (CD-5) called on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (UDSA) to reverse its decision to prohibit shellfish aquaculture from being eligible for direct…

Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum Wins Prestigious Award for  Women Suffrage Exhibit

Norwalk, CT – The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum proudly announces that it has won a prestigious award from the Connecticut League of History Organizations (CLHO) for the exhibition titled, From Corsets to Suffrage: Victorian Women Trailblazers. CLHO Executive Director Amrys Williams said, “As the first major exhibition in Connecticut to deal with the suffrage centennial, From…

Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum to reopen its tours and galleries with new exhibition in collaboration with Silvermine Arts Center

Norwalk, CT – After temporarily closing on March 23, the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is pleased to announce that it will reopen for tours at noon on Wed., July 29, 2020. While most of the programming for youth and adults throughout the season will be offered virtually, and be either live-streamed or recorded, the Museum will…

First County Bank Foundation Awards Three High School Seniors with Richard E. Taber Citizenship Award Scholarships

STAMFORD, CT – First County Bank recently announced this year’s recipients of the Richard E. Taber Citizenship Award scholarships. This annual award honors Fairfield County high school students who consistently demonstrate good citizenship at school, at home and in the community. The program awards scholarships to three deserving students, and is designed to recognize and…