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Springfield Thunderbirds 7, Hartford Wolf Pack 4
Paul Thompson scored four goals, including a natural hat trick in the third period, Wednesday night at the XL Center, leading the Springfield Thunderbirds to a 7-4 win over the Hartford Wolf Pack.
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Jan 23, 2019 - 11:00:54 PM

The Ferguson Library Winter Exhibit Features the Stamford Public Schools Teachers Art Show
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Fifteen Stamford Public Schools (SPS) teachers will showcase their works of art at The Ferguson Library Winter Exhibit. The opening reception, with entertainment by the Westhill High School Jazz Ensemble, is scheduled for Thursday, January 24, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., in the Third Floor Auditorium Gallery. President of the Stamford Art Association Christine Irvin, SPS Art Content Leader Module Downer and Stamford High School Art Teacher Paul Cusano worked together to provide the opportunity for SPS teachers to participate in his professional exhibition.
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Jan 23, 2019 - 11:20:26 AM

AG Tong, Banking Commissioner Perez Caution Federal Workers to Beware of Predatory Online Payday Lenders during Ongoing Federal Shutdown
While many Connecticut financial institutions are stepping up to the plate to provide no-interest, low-interest loans and other financial assistance to furloughed federal workers during the ongoing government shutdown, Attorney General William Tong and Department of Banking Commissioner Jorge Perez today cautioned workers to avoid predatory online payday lenders who may seek to exploit struggling workers with unaffordable and potentially illegal payday loans or disguise themselves as participants in Governor Lamont’s zero-percent public-private loan program passed by the legislature yesterday.
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Jan 23, 2019 - 11:18:35 AM

Norwalk Hospital names new CEO
New hospital leader joins the expanding Western Connecticut Health Network

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Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN) President and CEO John M. Murphy, MD, announced the appointment of Peter R. Cordeau, MBA, BSN, RN, to the role of President of Norwalk Hospital. Norwalk Hospital is part of the growing WCHN, which currently also includes Danbury Hospital and New Milford Hospital. In his new role, Mr. Cordeau will oversee all administrative and clinical functions at Norwalk Hospital.
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Jan 23, 2019 - 11:14:45 AM

OEC Launches Statewide Trusted Licensed Care (TLC) Educational Campaign
The Connecticut Office of Early Childhood (OEC) is launching a statewide campaign aimed at helping the state’s children get the TLC they need— TLC meaning Trusted Licensed Care!
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Jan 23, 2019 - 5:54:12 AM

SHU discussion series will explore hate, violence
Sacred Heart University is responding to the troubling prevalence of violence in the United States—and the world—with a discussion series that will explore the roots and resolutions.
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Jan 23, 2019 - 5:51:19 AM

LMMM to launch Young Writers Competition
The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is launching its sixth annual writing competition entitled, A Victorian Era Mystery: "Whodunit" at the Mansion, which will start on February 15 and end on June 7, 2019 with an awards presentation on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019.
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Jan 23, 2019 - 5:43:41 AM

WSHU presents unique live concerts: "Mozart: Hidden In Plain Sight"
WSHU Public Radio will host the first of a series of live classical music performances entitled “Mozart: Hidden in Plain Sight” on Sunday, January 27, at 4 p.m. The concerts, which feature Grammy-nominated pianist Joshua Pierce and award-winning violinist Andrew Smith, will present the entire series of Mozart’s violin sonatas – some of which are fragments discovered in Mozart’s journals, or pieces that are rarely performed live. Together, they reveal a uniquely personal perspective of Mozart’s journey from wunderkind to icon.
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Jan 22, 2019 - 11:52:48 AM

Fun Family Events in February at the Simsbury Free Library
The Simsbury Free Library offers historical and musical events to keep you active and warm your heart throughout the chilly winter months. The February calendar features events for the whole family to enjoy.
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Jan 22, 2019 - 9:25:13 AM

CID: Insurance Department Recovers Nearly $8 Million for Policyholders, Taxpayers in 2018
The Connecticut Insurance Department recovered nearly $8 million for policyholders and taxpayers in 2018, helping individuals, families and employers with their claims and complaints.
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Jan 22, 2019 - 5:26:26 AM

Murphy Announces Winners of 3rd Annual ‘Martin Luther King Jr. Day Essay Challenge’
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) announced on Friday that 15 elementary, middle, and high school students from across Connecticut were selected as winners of his third annual ‘Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Essay Challenge.’ This year, Murphy received over 1,000 essays submitted from students in Connecticut reflecting on Dr. King’s dream and their own aspirations. More
Jan 21, 2019 - 5:30:38 AM

Blumenthal, Murphy introduce federal safe gun storage legislation
On Friday, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) introduced new legislation to create federal requirements for safe gun storage and strong penalties for any violations. Blumenthal detailed the legislation at an event in Guilford, Connecticut with Kristin and Michael Song, the parents of Ethan Song, who was tragically killed last year after accidentally shooting himself with a gun that had been stored at a friend’s home. Tomorrow would have been Ethan’s sixteenth birthday.
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Jan 20, 2019 - 5:47:50 AM

Springfield Thunderbirds 3, Hartford Wolf Pack 0
Springfield Thunderbird goaltender Chris Driedger stopped all 40 Hartford Wolf Pack shots Saturday night at the XL Center in a 3-0 Springfield win, the Wolf Pack’s first home shutout-against of the season.
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Jan 19, 2019 - 10:49:47 PM

Eversource Selected for 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index, Recognizing Commitment to Advancing Women in the Workplace
Eversource is one of 230 companies selected for the 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI), which distinguishes companies committed to transparency in gender reporting and advancing women’s equality. The Bloomberg GEI recognition represents Eversource’s broader commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
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Jan 19, 2019 - 1:48:16 PM

Gov. Lamont launches the Governor's Council on Women and Girls
Governor Ned Lamont on Friday announced the launch of the Governor’s Council on Women and Girls to provide a coordinated state response to issues that impact the lives of women and girls, their families, and the State of Connecticut.
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Jan 19, 2019 - 1:04:59 PM

Murphy, Blumenthal, colleages introduce bipartisan resolution recognizing "National Mentoring Month"
U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) joined a bipartisan resolution led by U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) on Thursday recognizing January 2019 as “National Mentoring Month” to raise awareness of the power of mentors to help young people determine their goals and reach their full potential. On Saturday, Murphy hosted one of his regular pancake breakfasts with mentors, mentees, and volunteers from Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Connecticut, Governors Prevention Partnership, and AmeriCorps to recognize National Mentoring Month.
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Jan 19, 2019 - 11:52:19 AM

MONDAY: On MLK Day, The Discovery Museum Offers Free Admission
On Monday, January 21, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, The Discovery Museum will be offering free admission all day.
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Jan 19, 2019 - 11:49:35 AM

Gov. Lamont orders partial activation of the state’s Emergency Operations Center beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he will partially activate the state’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 19, 2019 to monitor storm conditions across the state. Forecasts are showing a range of accumulating snow, sleet, and freezing rain.
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Jan 19, 2019 - 10:01:46 AM

Gov. Lamont urges residents to take caution as winter storm approaches
Governor Ned Lamont is urging Connecticut residents to be prepared as the first significant winter storm of the season is forecast to impact the state Saturday night through Sunday. In addition, he announced that he plans to activate the state’s Severe Cold Weather Protocol beginning at noon on Sunday, January 20, and lasting through noon on Wednesday, January 23, as bitter cold temperatures are anticipated to spread throughout the state just as the storm begins to move out.
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Jan 19, 2019 - 9:58:19 AM

FCCF Launches 2018/2019 Legislative Forum Series Continued In Bridgeport & Danbury
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Fairfield County’s Community Foundation’s (FCCF) launched this year’s Legislative Forums in December in Norwalk and Stamford in 2018 and continued the conversation in Bridgeport at Housatonic Community College and Danbury at Western Connecticut State University this month. The focus of the forum series was to deepen and strengthen the nonprofit community’s relationships with state and local elected officials while highlighting the Community Foundation’s new strategic work to close the opportunity gap in Fairfield County in collaboration with its nonprofit partners.
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Jan 19, 2019 - 9:44:48 AM

Access Health CT announces 2019 health insurance open enrollment success
Access Health CT (AHCT) on Thursday announced that more than 111,000 Connecticut residents signed up for health insurance during the 2019 Open Enrollment period that ended Tuesday, January 15.
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Jan 19, 2019 - 9:40:27 AM

Blumenthal, Senators seek information on universal flu vaccine research
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) joined U.S. Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.), Angus King Jr. (I-Maine), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), and Tina Smith (D-Minn.) in asking the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to provide an update on research initiatives to develop a universal flu vaccine. Last year, NIAID released its strategic plan to achieve a universal flu vaccine, which would meet the following criteria: (1) be at least 75 percent effective, (2) protect against multiple strains of the flu, (3) provide protection for at least one year, and (4) be appropriate for all age groups. He was able to secure $100 million for fiscal year 2018 and $140 for fiscal year 2019.
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Jan 19, 2019 - 9:21:17 AM

Eli’s in Milford and Orange offer federal employees discounts during shutdown
Today, Eli’s Restaurants in Milford, Conn. (21 Daniel Street) and Orange, Conn. (285 Boston Post Road) announced that they're offering federal employees $5 craft beers, $5 burgers, and $3 draughts every Monday during the government shutdown.
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Jan 19, 2019 - 9:18:19 AM

Rep. Michel to Join Constituents in Annual Statewide Homeless Count
State Representative David Michel (D-Stamford) will join his constituents to volunteer for the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness’ 2019 Annual Homeless Count to collect data on the number of people who are homeless in Connecticut.
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Jan 19, 2019 - 5:33:13 AM

Gov. Lamont and legislative leaders reach agreement to adopt legislation assisting federal workers during shutdown
Governor Ned Lamont and the Democratic and Republican leaders in each of the General Assembly’s four caucuses on Friday announced that they have reached an agreement to adopt emergency certified legislation that will enable non-essential and essential federal workers who are working without pay to receive unemployment assistance under a public-private partnership reached between the state and private banks and credit unions that the governor announced earlier this week.
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Jan 19, 2019 - 2:00:45 AM

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