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DEEP Recruits Volunteers Bird Research Project
Training Provided at the Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby

Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is recruiting volunteers to participate in Project FeederWatch and to maintain its bird feeding stations. On Saturday, November 1 at 1:00 p.m., volunteers will be trained in Project FeederWatch protocols at the Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby.
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Oct 21, 2014 - 9:58:43 AM

UI Announces Planned Outages in New Haven
In order to accommodate electric system upgrades that will help ensure reliable service in the future, The United Illuminating Company has scheduled service outages in the East Rock and Upper State Street neighborhoods of New Haven on Sunday, Nov. 2.
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Oct 20, 2014 - 9:56:34 AM

The Loft Artists Association presents “Roads and Bridges”
For all those who have ever considered where they’ve been, where they are, and where they’re headed, “Roads and Bridges” is an exhibition of artwork by members of the Loft Artists focusing on the road as symbolizing the way, and the bridge as representing the transition from one situation, condition, or phase of life to another.
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Oct 20, 2014 - 6:32:37 AM

Mystic Aquarium’s 8th Annual Run Walk for the Penguins a Success
Over 800 participants gathered at Mystic Aquarium to participate in the 8th Annual Penguin Run/Walk to benefit the endangered African penguin. Taking home top honors in the Men’s division was Thomas Martin of Northford, CT, with a time of 18:16 seconds. Anne Leonard Blake of West Hartford, CT, was the Women’s Division winner with a time of 20:23 seconds.
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Oct 20, 2014 - 6:31:04 AM

Hershey Bears 1, Hartford Wolf Pack 0 (OT)
Jason Missiaen made 36 saves for the Hartford Wolf Pack Sunday at the XL Center, but Casey Wellman’s rebound goal with 1.5 seconds remaining in overtime gave the Hershey Bears a 1-0 win.
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Oct 19, 2014 - 11:20:14 PM

Sound Tigers win it thanks to Zolnierczyk, Lee
Harry Zolnierczyk tied the game with 12.1 seconds left and Anders Lee won it in overtime, as the Sound Tigers won a thriller over the Springfield Falcons, 4-3.
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Oct 19, 2014 - 8:27:15 PM

Hartford Wolf Pack 2, Portland Pirates 1
In a physical home opener, the Hartford Wolf Pack defeated the Portland Pirates 2-1 Saturday night at the XL Center.
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Oct 19, 2014 - 10:10:54 AM

Sound Tigers upended by Devils
Paul Thompson scored a shorthanded goal with 44 seconds left in the third to propel the Albany Devils to a 3-2 victory over the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.
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Oct 19, 2014 - 10:09:37 AM

Blumenthal calls on CDC to adopt CT's more stringent standards to protect public from Ebola
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) today called on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to adopt Connecticut’s more stringent standards for quarantine and isolation to protect the public from Ebola. Blumenthal’s statement comes one day after a Yale University graduate student who had visited Liberia was hospitalized in New Haven with Ebola-like symptoms. The student has since tested negative for Ebola. Last week, Governor Dan Malloy preemptively declared a Public Health Emergency regarding Ebola to authorize the Commissioner of the Department of Public Health to take additional steps should a potential case be identified.
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Oct 17, 2014 - 10:31:36 AM

Connecticut Officials to FERC: Rehear and Investigate
State officials have asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to grant a rehearing of a notice issued last month that allowed ISO-New England's eighth forward capacity auction (FCA 8) results to go into effect without any determination that the auction results were just, reasonable and free from the exercise of market power.
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Oct 17, 2014 - 9:55:19 AM

Mayor David Martin to Conduct Stamford Symphony Orchestra at the Palace Theater this Weekend
Stamford Mayor David Martin will be conducting the Stamford Symphony Orchestra’s first selection, “The Star-Spangled Banner,” at this weekend’s season opening concerts at the Palace Theater.
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Oct 17, 2014 - 5:52:52 AM

Best of classic rock live at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Saturday, November 1, with Creedence Clearwater Revisited
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It’s classic rock at its “Suzie Q” best when Creedence Clearwater Revisited plays all the CCR hits true to form on Saturday, November 1, at 8 p.m. Hearing “Fortunate Son”, “Bad Moon Rising”, “Who’ll Stop the Rain”, “Down on the Corner”, “Travelin’ Band”, “Up Around the Bend” and more classic rock live will be a cathartic blast from the past! The exhilarating energy of Creedence Clearwater Revival is captured by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame original members Stu Cook (bass) and Doug “Cosmo” Clifford (drums). Special guest is Doug Wahlberg Band, a rock-blues band with an international following. Gold Circle tickets include a cocktail party with open bar and hors-d’oeuvre from 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. Bartolo (103 Danbury Rd., Ridgefield) will pour a complimentary glass of house wine with dinner the night of this event when ticket is presented. This show is partially underwritten by Cucumber & Chamomile and is part of the Xfinity Rock Series.
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Oct 17, 2014 - 1:26:04 AM

AmeriCares Sends Clorox Bleach for Ebola Outbreak in West Africa
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AmeriCares is sending 12,000 bottles of Clorox® Regular-Bleach to West Africa for frontline health workers battling the Ebola outbreak. Nearly 6,000 gallons donated by The Clorox Company was sent from AmeriCares Stamford, Connecticut, warehouse this week destined for Liberia and Sierra Leone.
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Oct 17, 2014 - 1:23:25 AM

Statement from the CT Department of Public Health
Test results received today from the Massachusetts State Public Health laboratory were negative for Ebola. This is good news for the patient at Yale New Haven Hospital. Confirmation tests from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are expected as early as tomorrow.
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Oct 16, 2014 - 7:39:47 PM

Malloy oultines state's efforts to safeguard against Ebola
Announces that Commissioner Mullen has Invoked DPH’s Quarantine and Isolation Authority in New Haven

Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced today that the State of Connecticut is taking additional steps to strengthen the level of preparedness for the Ebola virus by enacting the quarantine and isolation protocols that were authorized under the order he signed last week. In addition, the Governor is directing that every hospital in the state perform a drill within the next week to assure that procedures and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) are up to standard.
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Oct 16, 2014 - 3:10:05 PM

Second Congregational Church To Hold Harvest Fair and Gift Show on Nov. 1
Event Will Include Hay Mazes, Games, Crafts, Food, Holiday Shopping

The community is invited to a Harvest Fair and Gift Show on Saturday, Nov. 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Second Congregational Church, at 139 E. Putnam Ave. in Greenwich. Admission is free.
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Oct 16, 2014 - 1:38:46 AM

Stamford Discovery Program Awarded Grant by William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund
The Stamford Early Childhood Collaborative on Monday announced grant support for enhancing its community plan for early childhood literacy programming along with early childhood project support and connection to Discovery (capacity building). Discovery grants are funded by the William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund, the Children’s Fund of Connecticut, and the Connecticut State Department of Education. This grant will help to ensure all children in Stamford, regardless of race and income level, are ready for school by age five and prepared to be successful learners by age nine.
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Oct 15, 2014 - 6:43:46 PM

Weir Farm National Historic Site Hosts Stone Wall Workshop with Master Craftsman in Partnership with Dry Stone Conservancy
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Weir Farm National Historic Site will host a two day hands-on stone wall workshop on Saturday October 18 and Sunday October 19, 2014 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The workshop will be led by Master Craftsman Neil Rippingale of Dry Stone Conservancy, the only nonprofit organization in the country devoted to the preservation of historic dry stone masonry, with assistance from the park’s Natural and Cultural Resources Manager, Greg Waters. Neil has traveled the world building stone walls, and is an engaging and informative instructor in dry stone wall building, restoration, and repair, and Greg has been successfully leading stone wall workshops at the Weir Farm National Historic Site for over a decade. Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to learn from the best!
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Oct 15, 2014 - 6:36:52 AM

Stamford Police Name Officers of the Year
Officers Michael Connelly and Brendan Phillips Named Top Cops

Officers Michael Connelly and Brendan Phillips have been named the Stamford Police Association’s Officers of the Year. Partners since 2011 when they joined the City’s Narcotics and Organized Crime Unit, the two have been described by police brass as having a work ethic that is an example to all, while displaying significant “courage, integrity.. and determination.”
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Oct 14, 2014 - 6:42:04 PM

Sherlock Holmes' newest stage adventure opens October 23
Columbo. Jessica Fletcher. Miss Marple. They may be some famous detective names that quickly come to mind, but around the globe, the best-known detective of all time is Sherlock Holmes! And for the first time, this intrepid sleuth and friends will play on Curtain Call’s Dressing Room Theatre stage beginning Thursday, October 23. Performances of Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of The Suicide Club will play Thursday through Saturday evenings at 8:00 pm at The Sterling Farms Theatre Complex, 1349 Newfield Avenue, Stamford. Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm will also be offered. Seating in The Dressing Room Theatre is cabaret-style and features a BYOEverything format. Doors open one hour before show time each day.
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Oct 14, 2014 - 9:55:27 AM

Donovan’s, Gray Goose, Soup Thyme and The Spread Take Top Honors at Chowdafest
Thousands of chowder loving foodies from all over Connecticut converged at Norwalk’s Calf Pasture Beach to determine the state’s best chowder, soup and bisque at Chowdafest.
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Oct 14, 2014 - 12:20:04 AM

Free Screening of FED UP on Skip Sugar Day in Greenwich
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Around 68 percent of American adults are obese or overweight and diabetes and childhood obesity rates have soared in the past 20 to 30 years. Yet, Americans consume about 152 pounds of sugar a year and 80 percent of 600,000 food products sold in the U.S. have added sugar. These facts and more will come to life at the free community screening of the documentary FED UP hosted by HALSAmd at the Cole Auditorium at the Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Avenue, on Monday, October 27 at 6:30 p.m.
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Oct 13, 2014 - 5:25:56 PM

Muprhy highlights local CT manufacturer
Today, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) announced the second local manufacturing company to be recognized in his new weekly series, “Murphy’s Monday Manufacturer”, in which a distinct Connecticut manufacturer is recognized for its outstanding contributions to the state. This week, Murphy is recognizing Xamax Industries, Inc. for its hard work and contributions to Connecticut’s manufacturing industry. Founded in 1949, the company has operated out of Connecticut for the last 39 years. From 1975 to 1985, Xamax Industries, Inc. operated out of Stratford; the company relocated to Seymour in 1985, where it has been ever since. The manufacturer employs 36 hard-working Connecticut residents, and even in the midst of the nation’s recession, Xamax did not lay off a single employee. In the last several years, Xamax Industries, Inc. has seen a growth in business of about 15 percent.
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Oct 13, 2014 - 2:23:51 PM

Wilton Library welcomes jazz pianist Bill Charlap Oct. 18
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Jazz pianist Bill Charlap returns to Wilton Library for a Hot & Cool: Jazz at the Brubeck Room concert on Saturday, October 18, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. This well-known jazz musician has performed and recorded with many leading artists from jazz masters Phil Woods and Wynton Marsalis to singers Tony Bennett and Barbra Streisand. He will be playing a repertoire of his interpretations of American popular songs. Time Magazine wrote, “Bill Charlap approaches a song the way a lover approaches his beloved…no matter how imaginative or surprising his take on a song is, he invariably zeroes in on its essence.”
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Oct 13, 2014 - 6:50:11 AM

Private-Public Sector Partnership Launches Stamford 2030 District
Stamford is joining the ranks of leading-edge cities across the country as it launches the Stamford 2030 District, an initiative of 12 building owners, 8 community and 3 professional partners working toward the goal of cleaner and greener commercial and other large-scale buildings.
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Oct 13, 2014 - 12:29:46 AM

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