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Dos and Don'ts for parents when searching for a summer camp
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Searching for the perfect summer camp for your child? Here are some dos and don'ts that should help you focus your quest and pick wisely.
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Mar 21, 2019 - 7:07:33 AM

Sixth Annual Norwalk LitCrawl to Benefit Norwalk Reads
Save the date Tuesday, April 9, for the sixth annual Norwalk LitCrawl, which this year will benefit Norwalk Reads. Once again the Norwalk Public Library asks for your help to further the arts in Norwalk and to celebrate April, poetry month, by reading a poem at one of our LitCrawl venues. This year’s event will also feature the announcement of Norwalk’s new Poet Laureate.
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Mar 20, 2019 - 7:31:01 AM

Stamford to host area premiere for Tony Award-winning musical
It's a little bit murder mystery, it's a little bit love story and it's a lot of laughs. That's how Curtain Call describes the area premiere of the 2014 Tony Award-winning Best Musical, A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER playing in The Kweskin Theatre, March 29 through April 27. (The musical also captured the BEST BOOK Tony Award, among others.)
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Mar 20, 2019 - 7:27:17 AM

GasBuddy: Surging Gas Prices Rise to Highest Level in Months
GasBuddy, the only company connecting drivers with their Perfect Pit Stop, today reports that the national average price of gasoline has risen 35 cents per gallon since January to $2.58 per gallon and now stands at its highest level since November as seasonal changes and refinery problems push prices higher. Yet as prices rise across the country, the pain has not been equal from state-to-state.
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Mar 20, 2019 - 7:25:41 AM

Housatonic Community College Announces One Book, One College Events: March 25-28
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Housatonic Community College (HCC) is proud to announce a series of events associated with the third annual HCC One Book, One College program. The book, Never Look An American In the Eye: A Memoir of Flying Turtles, Colonial Ghosts, and the Making of a Nigerian American, is by Connecticut author and past Connecticut Book Award winner, Okey Ndibe, and details his transition into becoming an African-American from Nigeria.
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Mar 18, 2019 - 5:49:40 AM

Volunteer with the Norwalk Health Department
The Norwalk Health Department needs adults who live or work in the Norwalk and New Canaan areas for key positions on its Emergency Response Team (ERT). This team of volunteers—which includes people with both medical and non-medical backgrounds—donates their time and expertise to prepare for and respond to emergencies and to promote healthy living year-round.
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Mar 18, 2019 - 5:46:50 AM

Sound Tigers 4, Thunderbirds 0
The Bridgeport Sound Tigers (37-20-5-2), proud AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, began a season-long eight-game homestand with a 4-0 victory against the Springfield Thunderbirds (27-26-7-5) on Sunday, their first game back at Webster Bank Arena since Feb. 24.
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Mar 17, 2019 - 11:47:01 PM

AARP Connecticut Voices Concern about Governor Budget Proposal
AARP Connecticut went in front of members of the Finance, Revenue & Bonding Committee on Friday, March 15, to voice concern about SB 877 (an Act Concerning Revenue Items to Implement the Governor’s Budget), which calls for a repeal of the bipartisan income tax relief promise for social security recipients, and those with pensions and annuity income. Most incumbent legislators of both parties promoted their affirmative vote to repeal this tax during the 2018 campaigns.
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Mar 17, 2019 - 5:19:28 AM

Bears 5, Sound Tigers 1
The Bridgeport Sound Tigers (36-20-5-2), proud AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, ended their five-game road trip with a 5-1 loss to the Hershey Bears (35-22-3-4) at Giant Center on Saturday.
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Mar 17, 2019 - 12:16:57 AM

Hartford Wolf Pack 5, Utica Comets 3
Ryan Gropp scored twice, and Adam Huska made 25 saves for his first professional win Saturday night at the Adirondack Bank Center, as the Hartford Wolf Pack defeated the Utica Comets, 5-3.
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Mar 17, 2019 - 12:15:43 AM

SPEF’s 12th Annual Excellence in Education Awards Honors Barbara Dalio, NatWest Markets and 20 Extraordinary Educators
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It will be an evening of celebration and inspiration at the Stamford Public Education Foundation’ s 12th annual 2019 Excellence in Education Awards, where community leaders and educators will be honored for their commitment to public education. The event is taking place on Thursday, March 21st at the Sheraton Stamford Hotel (700 East Main Street, Stamford, CT) from 5:30 to 9:00 pm. Tickets are available by visiting www.spefct.org or calling 203-965-7733.
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Mar 15, 2019 - 6:31:30 AM

Ridgefield Thrift Shop helps get the Ridgefield Ramble ready for construction
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The Ridgefield Thrift Shop has granted $8,000 to the Norwalk River Valley Trail (NRVT) to help fund the costs of surveying, engineering and permitting for the Ridgefield Ramble, the NRVT’s first section in town.
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Mar 15, 2019 - 6:28:29 AM

Blumenthal applauds House passage of resolution in support of special counsel transparency
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), co-author of the Special Counsel Transparency Act, released the following statement after the House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly in favor of a resolution in support of ensuring that the work of Justice Department Special Counsels is made available to both Congress and the public.
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Mar 15, 2019 - 6:26:13 AM

Gregory Peck stars in To Kill A Mockingbird on the big screen at The Ridgefield Playhouse on March 27
Experience one of the most significant milestones in film history with a special one-night screening of To Kill a Mockingbird at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Wednesday, March 27 at 7pm. Screen legend Gregory Peck stars as courageous Southern lawyer Atticus Finch in the Academy Award-winning performance hailed by the American Film Institute as the Greatest Movie Hero of All Time. Based on Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about innocence, strength and conviction and nominated for 8 Academy Awards, watch it and remember why, “It’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” This special Fathom Events presentation includes exclusive insight from Turner Classic Movies and is part of the Cohen & Wolf, P.C. Movie Series.
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Mar 15, 2019 - 6:23:11 AM

Avangrid Foundation Honors Longstanding American Red Cross Partnership with $250,000 Donation
Executive Robert Kump joins Connecticut Board of Directors

The Avangrid Foundation announced on Tuesday an additional $250,000 gift to The American Red Cross in support of its Disaster Responder Program. This is the second monetary gift provided by the foundation, resulting in a total program contribution of $500,000. Additionally, Robert Kump, Avangrid Foundation Board Director and Chief Executive Officer – Avangrid Networks, has joined the Red Cross Board of Directors in Connecticut.
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Mar 14, 2019 - 10:47:46 AM

Eversource Investing $83 Million in Tree Trimming Across Connecticut to Enhance Reliability for Customers
Work scheduled along more than 4,000 miles of electric lines around the state

New Englanders have seen firsthand how devastating Mother Nature can be. Last year’s back-to-back nor’easters and destructive tornadoes brought down tens of thousands of trees in Connecticut, causing extensive damage to the electric system and power outages for customers. To fortify the electric distribution system against such extreme weather, Eversource works year-round to execute its comprehensive tree maintenance program. The energy company is investing approximately $83 million this year in tree trimming and hazardous tree removal to enhance reliability for customers throughout Connecticut.
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Mar 14, 2019 - 5:43:48 AM

Sacred Heart University doctoral student publishes financial planning guide
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Ross Riskin, a student in the doctor of business administration (DBA) in finance program at Sacred Heart University, recently published a guide on education planning for certified public accountants (CPAs) and financial planners.
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Mar 13, 2019 - 10:50:57 AM

Governor Lamont visits Route 1 Bridge Project over I-95
Stamford Mayor David Martin, Governor Ned Lamont, Department of Transportation Deputy Commissioner Anna Barry and other state and local officials visited the bridge replacement project at exit 9 on I-95 in Stamford on Monday, advising Connecticut commuters to anticipate detours in June as the result of upcoming work.
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Mar 13, 2019 - 10:49:50 AM

Second annual Norwalk City Hunt
An Entertaining and Interactive Afternoon of Clues, Challenges, and a Race to the After Party!

Norwalk Now presents Norwalk City Hunt, an interactive “Amazing Race” throughout the Wall Street and SoNo neighborhoods of Norwalk, CT. This high-spirited afternoon of clues and challenges takes place Saturday, April 27 with a meet-up time of 10:30 AM at O’Neill’s Irish Pub.
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Mar 13, 2019 - 10:41:57 AM

Blumenthal calls on US airlines to voluntarily ground all Boeing 737 MAX airplanes
After the second fatal crash of a Boeing 737 Max 8 in just five months, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) wrote American Airlines CEO Doug Parker, Southwest CEO Gary Kelly, and United CEO Oscar Munoz urging all three airlines to voluntary ground their fleets Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 airplanes. After the crash of Lion Air Flight 610 in Indonesia, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a warning for both the Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 airplanes, which use the same automated anti-stall system that may have been responsible for the accident. On Sunday, Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 – a Boeing 737 Max 8 – crashed in similar circumstances.
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Mar 13, 2019 - 10:40:08 AM

Hartford Wolf Pack 3, Springfield Thunderbirds 2 (OT)
John Gilmour’s goal at 3:54 of overtime gave the Hartford Wolf Pack a 3-2 win over the Springfield Thunderbirds Saturday night at the MassMutual Center.
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Mar 10, 2019 - 6:03:05 AM

First County Bank Presenting Sponsor of the Teen Chefs’ Sticky Maple Syrup Challenge
Five talented teen chefs will compete in First County Bank’s Teen Chefs Challenge event on Saturday, March 9 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center during the Maple Sugar Festival Weekend. The teen chefs will compete in an exciting competition to create delicious dishes featuring Stamford Museum & Nature Center maple syrup as a main ingredient. This is the 19th year First County Bank has sponsored this family festival highlighting the New England tradition of maple sugaring.
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Mar 5, 2019 - 6:34:28 AM

Join FACS for the 2019 Archbishop’s St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast Fundraiser on March 15h
The Archbishop’s St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast, hosted by Archbishop Leonard P. Blair and the Foundation for the Advancement of Catholic Schools (FACS), has become an annual tradition featuring great food, Irish-themed entertainment and inspiring speakers. This year’s breakfast will be held on Friday, March 15th at Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Networking begins at 7:00.a.m. with coffee, tea and juice service.
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Mar 5, 2019 - 6:33:09 AM

Connecticut Congressional Members Applaud Over $395,000 in Funding to Support Critical Community Services
U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and U.S. Representatives John Larson (CT-1), Joe Courtney (CT-2), Rosa DeLauro (CT-3), and Jahana Hayes (CT-5), on Friday announced $395,355 in grant funding from the Corporation for National and Community Services (CNCS) to support the Senior Corps RSVP program. RSVP is one of the nation’s largest volunteer programs for Americans ages 55 and older to use the skills they’ve learned in life to help provide critical services within their community. The grant awarded to Connecticut will include helping volunteers provide mentorships to low-income individuals and veterans, services to communities dealing with food insecurity, tutoring and Meals on Wheels delivery to improve the academic outcome of students, and services to ensure seniors’ safety and support their independence so they can remain in their homes.
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Mar 4, 2019 - 9:31:05 AM

Over $1.7 Million Raised for 415 Fairfield County Nonprofits Sets Giving Day Record
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Fairfield County’s Giving Day 2019’s results were announced on Friday by Fairfield County’s Community Foundation. A record-setting $1,719,685 was raised from 11,742 donors giving a total of 16,576 gifts for this momentous day of generosity, kindness and community spirit. The total dollars raised represents a significant 17 percent increase from the prior Giving Day record. Family, friends, neighbors, co-workers and businesses from Fairfield County and beyond rallied together to give where they live and work! Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, with champion sponsor Bank of America, were Giving Day’s driving force for the sixth year in a row.
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Mar 4, 2019 - 9:23:48 AM

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