The Scripps Family Fund for Education and the Arts Establishes  Textbook Lending Library at Housatonic Community College

Helping low-income, high-need students seeking higher education and vocational learning. BRIDGEPORT, CT – Housatonic Community College (HCC) is easing the burden of textbook costs for low-income students thanks to a grant from The Scripps Family Fund for Education and the Arts (SFFEA) for the creation of a new Textbook Lending Library. The Textbook Lending Library…

“Connecticut’s Role in World War I”  Virtual Lecture by Christine Pittsley of the CT State Library – Hosted by the Weston Historical Society

WESTON, CT – As a lead-in to the Weston Historical Society’s 1920s exhibit, which will open later this year, the society is organizing a virtual lecture series that will explore events that influenced and shaped the Roaring 20s. The first virtual lecture, “Connecticut’s Role in World War I”, will be presented by Christine Pittsley of…

Municipal Leaders Urge Governor Lamont to Include PILOT in Next Biennial Budget

New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker and Twenty-Seven of his Counterparts Urge the Governor to Support PILOT Proposal from Sen. Martin Looney NEW HAVEN, CT – On Friday, January 15, 2021, New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker and twenty-seven of his counterparts, executive office holders from across Connecticut, sent a letter advocating that Governor Ned Lamont include…

Responding To The Pandemic: Housatonic Community College Offers First-Ever  Spring Cohort For Advanced Manufacturing Program

BRIDGEPORT, CT – For the first time in its history, Housatonic Community College (HCC) will offer a spring cohort for its Advanced Manufacturing program. The program, which begins on January 22, provides a direct path to well-paying, in-demand careers, and offers many students a full scholarship. In just eight months, students will gain the technical…

CT DOL launches new Consumer Contact Center scheduling feature, provides Cares Act II and other updates

WETHERSFIELD, CT – Connecticut Department of Labor (CTDOL) Commissioner Kurt Westby today announced that the agency has launched a new Consumer Contact Center tool that will help residents who need unemployment claims assistance. The new feature, accessed through the www.FileCTUI.com page, allows people to schedule a call back up to two weeks out. Additionally, the…

CT governor announces appointments to the Connecticut Police Officer Standards and Training Council

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is appointing eleven members to serve on the Connecticut Police Officer Standards and Training Council (POST). The council, a division of the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, oversees training and certification of police officers, as well as a mandatory police department accreditation program.…

Governor Lamont warns Connecticut residents to be aware of COVID-19 vaccination scams and report suspicious behavior

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont and other state officials today are warning Connecticut residents that as the COVID-19 vaccine continues to become available to more people, they should be aware of potential scams related to the vaccine and be on the lookout for certain warning signs that can help them avoid being scammed. Residents…

Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum’s Young Writers to Write Fiction on Renowned Scientists Visiting the Mansion

Norwalk, CT – The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will launch its eighth annual Young Writers’ Competition on February 1, 2021. The competition titled, A Scientist Visits the Mansion, will end on June 4, 2021 with an awards ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021. The competition is open to all middle school students sixth through eighth grade…

Healthy Resolutions 2021 & Cardio Dance

A New You for the New Year with Help From Norwalk PL & the Norwalk Health Department Norwalk, CT – Have you made a New Year’s resolution to become healthier in 2021? Whether your goal is to establish a healthier diet, get more exercise, reduce your stress, or lose weight, the Norwalk Public Library along…