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Fairfield County’s Community Foundation Offers Get Out The Vote Grants
Get Out the Vote: Fairfield County’s Community Foundation (FCCF) is now accepting applications for a new civic engagement grants program.  This innovative nonpartisan initiative is designed to fund efforts to increase voter registration and information access for all Fairfield County residents, particularly those who are historically disenfranchised. The deadline for applications is July 27, 2018.
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Jul 18, 2018 - 5:33:44 AM

Stamford-based Americares Deploys Medical Team in Colombia
Stamford-based Americares, in partnership with Colombian health authorities, has opened a medical clinic in La Guajira, Colombia, to provide essential primary care services and access to medicines for migrants fleeing the mounting economic and political crisis in Venezuela. The clinic will also help alleviate the overwhelming strain placed on the Colombian health system due to the unprecedented influx of patients.
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Jul 17, 2018 - 12:22:21 PM

People’s United Bank Sponsors Shakespeare Play & Green Expo at The Ridgefield Playhouse on July 22
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Thanks to People’s United Bank, The Ridgefield Playhouse is able to present the annual “Shakespeare on the Green & Green Expo,” a free outdoor Shakespeare production and Green Expo, for the 13th year in a row! This is the second year that People’s United Bank is the presenting sponsor for this fun family day, which takes place on Sunday, July 22nd from 12noon – 4pm on the field next to The Playhouse. The Green Expo begins at 12 noon and features local businesses that are conscious about making environmentally friendly choices. The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival will perform “Hamlet” live, from 2–4pm, under a tent next to the Expo.
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Jul 17, 2018 - 5:16:17 AM

Murphy Appointed To Conference Committee For Veterans Appropriations Bill
United States Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Ranking Member of the United States Appropriations Subcommittee on the Legislative Branch, was selected as a member of the Conference Committee to finalize the minibus appropriations bill, which packages the Fiscal Year 2019 funding measures for Energy and Water Development, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Legislative Branch.
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Jul 16, 2018 - 2:29:55 PM

Sound Tigers Agree to Terms with Six Players
The Bridgeport Sound Tigers, proud American Hockey League affiliate of the New York Islanders, announced today that forwards Josh Holmstrom, Matt Gaudreau and Jeff Kubiak, defensemen Mike Cornell and Tyler Mueller, and goaltender Mitch Gillam, have agreed to terms on AHL contracts.
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Jul 16, 2018 - 10:25:34 AM

Esty, Blumenthal, Murphy, DeLauro Announce Over $337,000 in Federal Funding for Local Fire Departments
Last week, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5), Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT), and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) applauded the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s(FEMA) decision to award over $337,000 in funding through its Assistance to Firefighters grant (AFG) program to the Cities of New Britain and Waterbury. Through the AFG program, the City of New Britain Fire Department will receive $42,662 for its operations and safety needs while the City of Waterbury Fire Department will receive $295,264 for its regional support needs, for a total of $337,926 in federal funds.
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Jul 16, 2018 - 6:39:18 AM

American Job Center Career Coach coming to NPL August 6
The American Job Center Southwest Career Coach will be at the Norwalk Public Library on Monday, August 6, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, and will reopen from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. to continue its free Job Search Assistance to the public. The American Job Center staff will provide general assistance with job searching, including resume writing, and online job applications. All services are free. This is a walk-in service; registration is not required.
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Jul 16, 2018 - 5:12:39 AM

AITE Student Ryan Edkins Took First Place in the NFTE NY Metro Regional Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge
Stamford Public Schools (SPS) announced that Academy of Information Technology & Engineering (AITE) student Ryan Edkins took first place in the Regional Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge, hosted by the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) NY Metro, which qualifies him for the national competition in October.
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Jul 16, 2018 - 5:01:09 AM

The Ridgefield Playhouse BBQ, Bourbon & Beer Summer Gala with Dickey Betts Band Made Possible by Generous Sponsors
The Dickey Betts Band returns to headline the sold-out BBQ, Bourbon & Beer Summer Gala that benefits The Ridgefield Playhouse, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit performing arts center, on Friday, July 20. The Gala begins at 6pm with the show and live auction at 8pm. This performance is part of a special limited-run tour by Betts, founding member of the Allman Brothers Band, and is part of the Pepsi Rock Series powered by Xfinity. The Playhouse would like to thank all of the generous sponsors that help make the Summer Gala possible. Soulshine Sponsors include Ann & Steve Carlson, Catoonah Street Shopping District, Peggy & Robert Kaufman and Northeast Builders of Ridgefield. Ramblin’ Man Sponsors include Barts Tree Service, The Berisford and Ross Families, Design Builders & Remodelers, Shari Goodstein, Rachel & Joe Sondheimer and Interactive Ingenuity, LLC. Additional support provided by Abbey Tent and Party Rentals, Hollandia Nursery and Pepsi.
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Jul 13, 2018 - 11:47:16 AM

Westport Country Playhouse Awarded Connecticut Humanities Grant for "Thousand Pines" Community Engagement Programming
Connecticut Humanities has awarded a grant of $20,000 to Westport Country Playhouse to support a series of free-of-charge community engagement events surrounding “Thousand Pines,” a world-premiere drama that brings the national dialogue about gun violence to the Playhouse stage, from October 30 through November 17. Written by Matthew Greene, and directed by Austin Pendleton, the play was developed in early 2017 by the Playhouse’s New Works Circle Initiative.
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Jul 13, 2018 - 8:43:02 AM

Norwalk Receives "Triple A" Bond Rating
Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling announced on Thursday that the City of Norwalk received confirmation that the three major rating agencies, Moody’s Investors Service, S&P Global Ratings, and Fitch Ratings each have reaffirmed the city’s “triple A” bond rating with a stable outlook. More
Jul 13, 2018 - 8:39:19 AM

Joe Jackson at Wednesday Nite Live in Stamford Downtown This Week
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Morgan Stanley presents Wednesday Nite Live in partnership with City Carting & Recycling and Purdue Pharma in Columbus Park in Stamford Downtown. This week's concert starring Joe Jackson will begin at 6:30pm on Wednesday, July 11. Joe Jackson will take the stage at 6:30pm.
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Jul 10, 2018 - 8:12:55 AM

New Country BMW Unveils $6.5 Million Renovation
As Connecticut’s premier BMW dealership, New Country BMW prides itself on providing customers with the ultimate luxury vehicles. Now the Hartford auto dealer is unveiling the ultimate showroom after completion of a $6.5 million renovation. New Country remained open for business during the entire construction period that began in January 2017.
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Jul 10, 2018 - 8:10:36 AM

Mystic Seaport Museum Announces Grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to Support Curatorial Expansion
Mystic Seaport Museum announced it has received a $735,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to support the curation and development of three new collections installations and related programming. These projects will provide new perspectives on the art and ensure the continued preservation and refinement of the collections while also promoting public access.
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Jul 5, 2018 - 5:59:38 AM

Patriot Completes $10 Million Subordinated Debt Offering; Enters FTSE Russell Microcap Index
Patriot National Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:PNBK), the parent company of Patriot Bank, N.A. (“Patriot”) announced today that it has completed the private placement of $10 million in fixed-to-floating rate subordinated notes due 2028 (the “Notes”). A material portion of the proceeds from the sale of the Notes will be down-streamed to Patriot as regulatory capital, which will be used for financing of its pending acquisition and for general corporate purposes.
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Jul 5, 2018 - 2:02:31 AM

Community Arts Partnership Program grant applications available
The Stamford Community Arts Partnership Program (CAPP) grant has provided numerous Stamford-based arts and cultural organizations with funding to initiate special projects within the city for over 10 years. The grant highlights Mayor David R. Martin’s commitment to increasing the participation and accessibility of art throughout Stamford. This year the city has committed $100,000 in grant funding for projects by Stamford-based arts organizations or individual artists backed by a Stamford-based non-profit.
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Jul 3, 2018 - 1:57:32 AM

Red Cross Shares How to Have a Safe Fourth of July; Asks for Blood Donations Around the Holiday
The Fourth of July holiday will soon be here and many of us will enjoy the outdoors, watch fireworks or host a family picnic. The American Red Cross wants everyone to enjoy their holiday and offers safety steps they can follow.
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Jul 3, 2018 - 1:54:51 AM

Malloy appoints Tony Sheridan as chair of the Connecticut Airport Authority
Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced Monday that he is appointing Thomas A. (Tony) Sheridan of Waterford to serve as chair of the Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA) Board of Directors.
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Jul 3, 2018 - 1:34:13 AM

QU Poll: American voters support Roe v. Wade 2-1
There is only a small gender gap as American voters agree 63 – 31 percent with the U.S. Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision on abortion, according to a Quinnipiac University National Poll released on Monday.
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Jul 3, 2018 - 1:32:00 AM

Generator Do's and Don'ts During CT's Stormy Summer Season
Even CT homeowners who weren't affected by power outages after the turbulent spring tornado were certainly put on high alert for summer storms to come. Ed Ingalls, owner of CT Home Generator Systems, wants to educate current and prospective generator owners about proper installation, set up, operation and maintenance with an informative Q & A.
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Jul 2, 2018 - 4:28:18 PM

Simsbury Chamber Hosts Posh Outdoor Garden Party for Art Trail Exhibit
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Over 100 guests enjoyed a beautiful evening in the fresh summer air at the Simsbury Historical Society for the most recent fundraiser of the Simsbury Art Trail exhibit.
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Jun 29, 2018 - 11:02:35 AM

Four New Corporators Join First County Bank
First County Bank is pleased to announce the election of four new corporators: Noah Lapine, Edward Marcantonio, James McArdle, III and Ryan Moran at the June 20, 2018 annual board of directors meeting. A corporator is a unique role offered to community representatives and thought-leaders as part of the bank’s mutual charter. A First County Bank corporator promotes the mission and vision of the bank, and supports the business community and nonprofit development.
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Jun 28, 2018 - 5:57:04 AM

Bridgeport Mayor Ganim Announces City to Begin Milling and Paving this Week
Bridgeport Mayor Ganim on Wednesday announced that the City of Bridgeport will begin the process of milling Thursday, June 28th through Friday, July 6th to prepare roads for paving. The milling process will remove the current surface area of the road to level and smooth for pavement. Following the milling process throughout the city, roads will be paved during the week of July 16th through July 20th.
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Jun 28, 2018 - 5:55:17 AM

Stepping Stones Hosts First Farmers & Friends Picnic Fundraiser to Benefit Norwalk Foodshed Initiative on July 14th
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Nothing says summer like a family picnic with tasty food, sensational sunshine and outdoor games! On Saturday, July 14 from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, Stepping Stones Museum for Children is hosting its first ever Farmers and Friends Family Picnic, packed with a basketful of games and activities. Bring the whole family for a fun-filled, outdoor extravaganza and learn how easy and delicious it can be to make healthy choices and eat locally sourced foods.
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Jun 28, 2018 - 5:00:07 AM

Indeco North America Launches New Mulching Head Product Line That Increases Jobsite Productivity, Reduces Costs and Maximizes Existing Inventory ROI
Continuing its “smart-growth” strategy of identifying, evaluating and delivering new product innovations that provide quantifiable business value to the construction and demolition industries, Indeco North America, a leading provider of hydraulic breakers, compactors, steel shears, crushers, grabs and pedestal booms for demanding demolition, mining, recycling and road construction applications, has recently introduced its latest line of high-performance hydraulic mulching heads, the IMH Series, nationwide.
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Jun 27, 2018 - 11:30:00 PM

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