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First County Bank Foundation Awards Three High School Seniors with Richard E. Taber Citizenship Award Scholarships
First County Bank recently announced this year’s recipients of the Richard E. Taber Citizenship Award scholarships. This annual award honors Fairfield County high school students who consistently demonstrate good citizenship at school, at home and in the community.
Jul 22, 2019 - 5:14:59 AM

FCA Drive Brings in More Than 15,000 Diapers
Family & Children’s Agency’s (FCA) annual diaper drive brought in more than 15,000 diapers and hundreds of packages of wipes and tubes of diaper cream for families in need this June. Organized by the Agency’s Junior Board of Advisors (JBA), the diaper drive brings the community together to help those in FCA’s programs.
Jul 22, 2019 - 5:08:22 AM

American Red Cross: Heat Wave: Safety Tips to Beat the Heat
Connecticut is baking along with the eastern half of the country from hot and humid weather with heat advisories posted for the upcoming weekend. With temperatures reaching up to 99 degrees this weekend, adequate preparation is crucial. The American Red Cross has steps you can take to help stay safe when the temperatures soar.
Jul 19, 2019 - 9:16:08 PM

SHU political expert releases book on Connecticut's crises
Gary Rose, Sacred Heart’s University’s go-to political expert, has spent the last two years chronicling Connecticut’s 2018 gubernatorial race and the many issues plaguing the Nutmeg state for his 13th book, Connecticut in Crisis: Policy Challenges and the 2018 Contest for Governor.
Jul 19, 2019 - 9:13:48 PM

Bridgeport Mayor Ganim announces excessive heat warning remains in effect for Bridgeport
Bridgeport Mayor Ganim announced today that the excessive Heat Warning remains in effect for Friday July 19th through Sunday July 21st. The city’s EOC representatives are currently monitoring the weather and note that high pressure, sunshine, and southwest wind will send temperatures into the 90’s with heat indices near 100. Hotter and more humid weather is anticipated for Saturday with highs 95-100 and the heat indices expected to be near 110 degrees. An Excessive Heat Watch has been posted from 12noon Saturday until 10pm Sunday with peak excessive heat index values occurring between 2pm and 5pm each day. See below tips for residents to stay cool, cooling stations, forecast information and related resources, as provided by Bridgeport Emergency Operations Center and Department of Health and Social Services.
Jul 19, 2019 - 1:28:16 PM

Curtain Call's 29th annual Summer Youth Theatre Production
Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. And Curtain Call is thrilled to be the first Fairfield County theatre presenting this great new show as its Summer Youth Theatre production opening August 1 in The Kweskin Theatre, Stamford.
Jul 19, 2019 - 5:44:20 AM

Waterbury's Palace Theater history class - registration now open for fall class
Join Palace Theater historian Louis Belloisy for a fascinating five-week class September 3 – October 1 10:15 – 11:45 am, exploring the theater’s beginnings and learn about its history, architecture, lore and roster of entertainers that have graced its stage that reads like a “Who’s Who” from the world of entertainment. The class includes a detailed tour of the theater including backstage, dressing rooms, and the flyway over the stage.
Jul 19, 2019 - 5:42:58 AM

Lamont advises residents to prepare for extreme heat over next few days
Governor Ned Lamont is advising Connecticut residents, particularly those who are most vulnerable, to take precautions ahead of the extreme temperatures that are forecast to impact the state beginning Friday and lasting through the weekend. The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Watch for the entire state for Saturday afternoon.
Jul 18, 2019 - 9:50:10 PM

State AG Tong joins 37 AGs urging FDA to partner with states to protect consumers of cannabis-derived products
Attorney General William Tong on Wednesday joined a coalition of 37 state attorneys general urging federal cooperation with the states to protect consumers from false advertising and harms to their health from products containing cannabis or cannabis-derived compounds, including cannabidiol (CBD). In a public comment filed with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the AGs highlight the need for research into the risks and potential benefits of cannabinoid products to inform consumers and assist in state-level regulation. They also encourage the FDA to continue partnering with state consumer protection authorities as it considers guidelines for this emerging market.
Jul 18, 2019 - 5:47:47 AM

Domestic Violence Crisis Center Legal Director Joins Fairfield County Bar Association Board
The Domestic Violence Crisis Center’s legal director, Pamela Davis, has been appointed to the Fairfield County Bar Association (FCBA) Board of Directors effective May 2019. Part of the 25-member Board’s mission is to encourage cordial relations among members of the Bar as well as cooperation with state and national agencies and organizations, which fits well with Ms. Davis’ full-time position as agency’s Director of Legal Services.
Jul 18, 2019 - 5:40:41 AM

Stamford's Americares Sends More Aid for Ebola Outbreak
Americares is delivering more than 20 tons of medical supplies for health workers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo battling the second largest Ebola outbreak on record.
Jul 18, 2019 - 5:38:16 AM

Hazardous Heat Advisory for Later This Week
The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for Wednesday, July 17th through Monday, July 22nd. Excessive heat and humidity are becoming increasingly likely Friday and Saturday with high temperatures in the mid to upper 90s and maximum heat index values around 105.
Jul 17, 2019 - 10:58:49 PM

2019 Upstander Leadership Award given by the Women’s Center of Greater Danbury
The Women’s Center is pleased to announce an annual college scholarship award opportunity that is generously funded by members of its Board of Directors. This new program is the 2019 Upstander Leadership Award, and the inaugural winners were Colleen O’Connor and Satil Moni.
Jul 17, 2019 - 10:54:36 PM

State AG Tong, Governor Lamont announce lawsuit against IRS, Secretary Mnuchin
Acting to protect Connecticut taxpayers from the harmful effects of the Trump Administration's federal tax overhaul, Attorney General William Tong and Governor Ned Lamont announced on Wednesday that the State is joining a multistate lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the U.S. Treasury Department.
Jul 17, 2019 - 10:50:23 PM

Lamont signs legislation accelerating the deployment of 5G technology in Connecticut
Governor Ned Lamont on Monday joined lawmakers and industry leaders from the state’s telecommunications companies for a bill signing ceremony to commemorate the adoption of legislation the governor introduced that will accelerate the deployment of high-speed, wireless 5G technology in Connecticut.
Jul 16, 2019 - 9:42:23 AM

GasBuddy: CT gas prices up 4.7 cents in past week
Connecticut gas prices have risen 4.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.90/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,540 stations. Gas prices in Connecticut are 4.8 cents per gallon higher than a month ago, yet stand 18.3 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.
Jul 15, 2019 - 11:13:10 AM

Pequot Library Summer Book Sale Specials On View Now; Available July 18
Each year, the Pequot Library Summer Book Sale entices 10,000 bibliophiles from across the region and beyond to Southport Village for one of the biggest and "best" book sales in New England. The sale, now in its 59th year, runs from July 26-30, 2019, offering special pricing options on each day. Adding to the grandeur of this print-and-bound treasure hunt is the early release of the Book Sale Specials.
Jul 15, 2019 - 11:10:29 AM

Eagle Scout project expands Pollinator Pathway project on the Norwalk River Valley Trail
Led by Eagle Scout candidate Seamus Masone of Scout Troop 125 in Wilton, a team of scouts from Wilton and Norwalk have teamed up to remove invasive species and plant native species along the Norwalk River Valley Trail (NRVT) in Wilton. This effort is part of the Pollinator Pathway Project organized by the Norwalk River Watershed Association (NRWA).
Jul 13, 2019 - 2:34:27 AM

Stamford Announces Pothole Week 2019
The City will hold Pothole Week on Monday, July 15th through July 22nd. During Pothole Week, residents are encouraged to report potholes to Fix It Stamford (http://www.stamfordct.gov/fixit) in preparation for extensive citywide pothole repairs beginning on Monday.
Jul 13, 2019 - 2:31:55 AM

Maritime Aquarium offers a "Sensory-Friendly Evening" on Thurs., July 18
On Thurs., July 18, The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is offering another of its occasional events for guests with sensory-processing differences – but instead of the usual “Sensory-Friendly Morning,” the Aquarium is hosting a “Sensory-Friendly Evening.”
Jul 11, 2019 - 2:47:45 AM

Governor's Council on Women and Girls Steering Committee members announced
Governor Ned Lamont and Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz today announced the members of the Governor’s Council on Women and Girls Steering Committee. Made up of small business owners, corporate leaders, non-profit organizations, labor organizations, educators, law professionals, and women’s rights advocates, the Steering Committee will work with State leaders on the Council to provide a coordinated response to issues that impact the lives of women and girls in Connecticut.
Jul 10, 2019 - 3:09:37 PM

Sound Tigers Reveal 2019-20 Schedule
The Bridgeport Sound Tigers, proud AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, have announced their 2019-20 regular-season schedule.
Jul 10, 2019 - 3:08:28 PM

Wolf Pack Announce 2019-20 Schedule of Games
Spectra, operators of the XL Center and Hartford Wolf Pack, today announced the Wolf Pack’s game schedule for the 2019-20 American Hockey League season.
Jul 10, 2019 - 3:07:03 PM

Bernie Williams and his All Star Band at The Ridgefield Playhouse on July 12
Boehringer Ingelheim presents Grammy Award-nominated jazz guitarist and former New York Yankees center fielder, Bernie Williams and his All Star Band at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Friday, July 12 at 8pm. Tickets to the Friday night concert also include admission to the Bernie Williams Breathless Charity All Stars Softball Game on Saturday, July 13 at 1pm, which features soon-to-be Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera, NY Yankees and NY Mets star Darryl Strawberry, former NY Yankees legend Mickey “Mick the Quick” Rivers, former MLB player and manager Bobby Valentine, “The Voice” first season winner Javier Colon and others, along with play-by-play announcer Mike Bennett of Mike & Kacey in the Morning on 100.7FM WHUD.
Jul 8, 2019 - 11:43:05 AM

Housatonic Community College Foundation Announces New Executive Director
The Housatonic Community College Foundation announced that Kristy Jelenik has been named executive director of the nonprofit devoted to supporting Housatonic Community College (HCC) and the success of its students.
Jul 8, 2019 - 11:39:40 AM

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