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New Orleans party band to play at Ferguson Library's summer reading club finale
Stamford's Ferguson Library's Adult Summer Reading Club Finale will feature the music of Swamp Gumbo, a New Orleans-style party band, on Wednesday, August 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Library's Harry Bennett Branch. (Special reception for members with invitation at 6:30 p.m.)
Jul 24, 2014 - 5:32:16 PM

Wyman: $400K for Tollan County mutual fire service on state Bond Commission agenda
Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman on Wednesday announced that the State Bond Commission, chaired by Governor Dannel P. Malloy, is expected to support a $400,000 bond item for the Tolland County Mutual Aid Fire Service to upgrade their radio dispatch system.
Jul 24, 2014 - 9:36:19 AM

Danbury Mayor proclaims July 26-27 ‘Beatles Weekend’
DANBURY, CT - In celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ arrival in America, a Beatles-themed music festival, “Danbury Fields Forever,” will be on Saturday and Sunday, July 26 and 27, at Ives Concert Park on the Western Connecticut State University Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Danbury Mayor Mark D. Boughton will be at the festival at 2 p.m. on Saturday to issue a proclamation stating that it is “Beatles Weekend” in the Hat City.
Jul 24, 2014 - 9:30:25 AM

Whaleship Charles W. Morgan to Celebrate Centennial of the Cape Cod Canal
The Charles W. Morgan will travel from Boston to the Massachusetts Maritime Academy on Wednesday, July 23 to take part in the centennial celebration of the opening of the Cape Cod Canal. The ship will dock at the academy and be open for public boarding on Saturday and Sunday, July 26-27.
Jul 24, 2014 - 5:09:24 AM

Governor Malloy announces "Free State Parks Weekend" this Saturday and Sunday
All Parking and Museum Fees Waived This Weekend as Part of Celebration of State Parks Centennial

Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Commissioner Robert Klee today announced that as part of the ongoing celebration of the state parks centennial, this upcoming Saturday and Sunday – July 26 and 27 – will be “Free State Parks Weekend” in Connecticut. For the weekend, all parking and museum fees will be waived throughout Connecticut’s state park system.
Jul 23, 2014 - 11:04:55 AM

Young Business Leaders Named to 2014 40 Under Forty
On September 22, 2014, forty-two individuals will be recognized at the 18th annual 40 Under Forty Awards Ceremony at the Connecticut Convention Center from 5-9 p.m. The event, produced by the Hartford Business Journal, will honor outstanding young professionals in the Greater Hartford area.
Jul 23, 2014 - 5:55:40 AM

Malloy: Fiscal year ends with $121 Million surplus
Rainy Day Fund Increases to $392 Million

Governor Dannel P. Malloy on Tuesday announced that Connecticut ended Fiscal Year 2014 with an estimated $121.3 million dollar surplus, bringing the state’s Rainy Day Fund to a four-year high of $392 million. The figures, helped by reduced spending $154.8 million below budgeted levels, were reported in the monthly letter by Office of Policy and Management Secretary Ben Barnes to the State Comptroller.
Jul 23, 2014 - 2:39:12 AM

Four Suggested Priorities at the Crossroads for Hartford Education
Achieve Hartford! today issued its first Annual Open Letter to the Superintendent and Community, urging full community attention to sustain the momentum of Hartford school improvement.
Jul 22, 2014 - 9:58:04 PM

Malloy: Video documents creative approach to I-84 bridge replacement
Governor Dannel P. Malloy on Monday released a time-lapse video of the replacement of two Connecticut highway bridges. The $6 million project to replace the I-84 bridge over Marion Avenue in Southington, which was scheduled for completion in July 2014, was finished ahead of schedule over the weekend of June 28-29 using an engineering and construction process known as ABC – Accelerated Bridge Construction – in which the new bridges are built adjacent to the old ones and are then lifted into place when ready.
Jul 22, 2014 - 5:04:10 PM

DEEP Receives $752,822 Grant from NOAA
Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) on Monday announced that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Marine Debris Program has awarded $752,822 in federal funds to the State of Connecticut through an agreement for removal of marine debris from Connecticut’s shoreline. The Marine Debris Program funds were made available to states impacted by debris from the October 2012 Storm Sandy.
Jul 22, 2014 - 5:32:04 AM

Congressman Jim Himes Visits Norwalk Summer Meals Program at Tracey Elementary School
Congressman Jim Himes, Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling and Norwalk Superintendent of Schools Dr. Manuel Rivera joined volunteers and community advocates at Tracey Elementary School to see Norwalk’s summer meals program in action.
Jul 22, 2014 - 3:29:56 AM

First County Bank Presenting Sponsor of This Year’s
First County Bank today announced its sponsorship of the annual Norwalk Seaport Association’s Oyster Festival being held Friday, Sept. 5th through Sunday, Sept. 7th, at Veteran’s Park, adjacent to Norwalk Harbor on Seaview Avenue in Norwalk. The Bank has been an ongoing supporter of the festival since 2007, and will once again be the event’s presenting sponsor.
Jul 21, 2014 - 11:38:44 AM

Weir Farm Art Academy Workshop at Weir Farm National Historic Site
Weir Farm National Historic Site announces the opening of the Weir Art Farm Academy in partnership with Dmitri Wright, the park’s Master Artist/Instructor. Due to popular demand, Mr. Wright is now offering academy level training in 4-day workshops in the American Impressionist plein air tradition.
Jul 21, 2014 - 9:25:14 AM

Bluefish win softball exhibition over Stratford Brakettes
The Bridgeport Bluefish defeated the Stratford Brakettes in a Battle of the Sexes exhibition softball game played under fast-pitch rules on Sunday night at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard.
Jul 21, 2014 - 9:23:36 AM

Drummer/singer/actor Micky Dolenz of The Monkees will grace the stage of The Ridgefield Playhouse on Friday, August 1
Micky Dolenz does it all -- actor, musician, television director, radio personality, Broadway star and director! But his claim to fame stems from The Monkees where he shot to celebrity status as lead singer and drummer in the fabulous ‘60s! Dolenz brought us “Last Train to Clarksville”, “I’m a Believer” and “Daydream Believer”. The multi-talented Dolenz will entertain at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Friday, August 1, at 8 p.m. offering music lovers of all ages a chance to witness stardom at its finest. The Monkees TV show debuted on NBC and earned an Emmy Award. The Monkees’ hits sold in excess of 65 million units with the first five albums attaining Platinum status. Special guest is The Characters, a 4-member pop/powerpop/rock band from New Jersey who have appeared with dozens of hit makers including The Monkees on their Heart and Soul video. An AllShows.com VIP Party Pass ($25 addt'l per person), which includes a pre-show cocktail party 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. with open bar, hors-d’oeuvre and priority parking, is available for this show by calling the box office (203-438-5795), which is part of the Xfinity Rock Series.
Jul 18, 2014 - 9:20:52 AM

CBRE Represents Seller of 535 Connecticut Avenue in Norwalk
Jeffrey Dunne and Steven Bardsley of CBRE Group Inc.’s Institutional Properties team represented 535 Connecticut Avenue, LLC a joint venture of KABR Real Estate Investment Partners and Blackpoint Partners, in the sale of the 179,000-square-foot office building. The team was also responsible for procuring the buyer, Matrix Investment Group, LLC.
Jul 18, 2014 - 9:17:00 AM

Merrill Elected Treasurer of National Association of Secretaries of State
Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill on Wednesday was elected Treasurer of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS), a top leadership position within the national organization that places her in line to be named President of NASS in 2016. Secretary Merrill was named to the national leadership position of Treasurer of NASS during the organization’s annual summer conference, taking place in Baltimore this year. She was chosen for the position by newly named NASS President and Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown. Secretary Merrill had served previously as chair of the NASS voter participation committee, and led a national panel on emergency preparedness for elections with Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler, who was also named today Vice President of NASS, next in line for President. Leadership of NASS – a bipartisan organization among all 50 Secretaries of State – alternates annually between Democratic and Republican members.
Jul 18, 2014 - 9:12:03 AM

Migratory Bird Hunting Season Regulations Meeting Scheduled for August 1
Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) on Monday announced that the Migratory Bird Hunting Regulations Meeting will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday August 1, 2014, in the upstairs conference room at Cabelas in East Hartford (475 East Hartford Blvd. North). This is a change in venue, as the conference room at DEEP’s Marine Headquarters in Old Lyme, where this meeting is typically held, is currently being renovated.
Jul 17, 2014 - 5:51:38 AM

Local Infants to Benefit from $45KCommunity Fund of Darien Grant to STAR
STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way is pleased to announce it is the recipient of a grant award in the amount of $45,000 from The Community Fund of Darien. The grant will support in-home early intervention therapies for infants and toddlers from the mid-Fairfield County area who have developmental delays, including those on the autism spectrum, as well as providing support services for their families and caregivers. STAR’s Birth to Three services are recognized state-wide for achieving positive results for children and for supporting their families. The program addresses occupational, physical, speech and language therapies, as well as special education, behavioral supports and social work concerns. Services are provided to children wherever they are, including services in their family homes, day care centers/day care providers and community oriented playgroups. An average of 80 children with special needs are served each month. The severity of their disabilities determines how many sessions and types of therapy they receive on a weekly basis.
Jul 17, 2014 - 5:26:15 AM

The Charles W. Morgan Joins USS Constitution at the Boston National Historical Park
The Charles W. Morgan, a National Historic Landmark and America’s oldest commercial vessel still afloat, sailed into Boston on Tuesday to tie up next to the USS Constitution at the Boston National Historical Park at the Charlestown Navy Yard. The Constitution, built in 1797, is America’s oldest ship, and this is the first time the two vessels have ever been in the same port.
Jul 16, 2014 - 10:20:15 AM

Chelsea Piers Connecticut celebrates another successful year
Since opening in July 2012, Chelsea Piers Connecticut (CPCT) has established itself as one of the premier amateur sports and entertainment complexes in the United States. In two short years, CPCT has set a new standard in Fairfield County for competitive sports, coaching and events for children and adults, continuing to expand and adapt in order to meet the area’s demand for first-rate athletic facilities and fitness programming.
Jul 16, 2014 - 5:22:48 AM

Quinnipiac University School of Nursing awarded $652,000 grant
The Quinnipiac University School of Nursing has been awarded a $652,000 grant that will be used to support underrepresented students in its doctor of nursing practice program.
Jul 16, 2014 - 5:17:48 AM

SBA Op-Ed: Getting More Loans into the Hands of the Underserved
As the New England Regional Administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration, it’s my job, and the job of the agency, to try to help as many small business owners and entrepreneurs as possible access the capital they need to start or grow their business.
Jul 15, 2014 - 10:48:48 AM

U.S. House of Representatives Passes Rep. Elizabeth Esty’s STEM Education Bill
Esty’s bill expands support for computer science and teacher professional development opportunities in STEM fields

On Monday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed Rep. Elizabeth Esty’s bill, the STEM Education Act, H.R. 5031. The bill passed unanimously. Esty introduced the bill with Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), Chairman of the U.S. House Science, Space, and Technology Committee. Esty is a member of the committee.
Jul 15, 2014 - 6:46:28 AM

Kristof and WuDunn to Speak at AmeriCares Airlift Benefit
Pulitzer Prize winners Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn will be the guest speakers at the AmeriCares Airlift Benefit on September 20, 2014. The authors of the best-seller “Half the Sky” will speak about giving back, making an impact and their latest book, “A Path Appears – Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity,” during the gala at Westchester County Airport.
Jul 15, 2014 - 6:43:22 AM

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