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CT DPH to workers: Take precautions during summer heat
With temperatures anticipated to peak well into the 90’s during the next several days, the State Department of Public Health (DPH) urges workers to be cautious during periods of intense heat.  In 2013, the last year that statistics are available, there were 56 work-related emergency department visits to Connecticut’s hospitals for heat-related events.
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Monday, 25 July, 2016



Bridgeport Police Department’s Own, Kateema Riettie Wins Jamaican National Javelin Title
Bridgeport Police Officer Kateema Riettie, an instructor at the
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Bridgeport Police Training Academy, recently won her seventh Jamaican National Championship in javelin. Officer Riettie, a native of Jamaica, won the national title on July 3, 2016, the final day of the Jamaican national Olympic trials in preparedness for the 2016 summer games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Her winning javelin throw sailed 49.89 meters, beating the national record holder, Olivia McKoy, who threw for 47.29 meters. Riettie, 42, threw her javelin just 12 meters short of qualifying for the Jamaican Olympic Team, which requires a score of 62.00m.
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Jul 25, 2016 - 8:54:18 AM

Back to School Shop-- Second Annual Event Community Event Serves Stamford’s Neediest Children
The Back To School Shop, a community event organized to provide new school clothes and supplies to economically disadvantaged elementary school children, will have its 2nd annual event on Sunday, July 31, 2016 at Davenport Ridge Elementary School in Stamford. Over 200 children from kindergarten through fifth grade, who have been identified by elementary school social workers in the Stamford Public School System, will be able to select their own brand new items in a department store environment created just for them. This represents nearly a 70% increase in children served vs. the inaugural event last year. Over 50% of Stamford students are considered economically disadvantaged and many return to school each year without basic clothing and school supplies. The mission of the Back to School Shop is to help build the confidence and enthusiasm these children need to have a successful start to the school year, by providing new school clothes and supplies.
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Jul 25, 2016 - 8:41:56 AM

Fine Art Exhibition Featuring Stamford Artist Lolita Valderrama Savage Opens September 17 at SM&NC
The Stamford Museum & Nature Center is proud to present “The Art of Lolita Valderrama Savage: Nature of Tuscany, Stamford & Beyond,” an exhibition of 50 Impressionist-style artworks by internationally recognized artist and Stamford resident Lolita Valderrama Savage.
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Jul 22, 2016 - 5:23:54 AM

Don’t Miss the Funkiest Band out of New Orleans - Galactic featuring Erica Falls at The Ridgefield Playhouse on July 24
“It's hard to overstate the infectious energy and thrill of a live performance by the New Orleans band Galactic” raves NPR Music. For 20 years they have explored musical experimentations that have led to a unique sound. Galactic does something that's unusual in rock but common in the world of hip-hop and progressive jazz, creating something that's a little like a revue - a virtual show featuring different vocalists (mostly from New Orleans) and instrumental soloists, each taking their turn on stage in the Galactic sound universe. More
Jul 21, 2016 - 9:14:09 AM

Mayor Martin, Public Safety Officials Honor 911 Communication Dispatcher for Life Saving Actions
Stamford Mayor David Martin was joined by Director of Public Safety Ted Jankowski, the Chiefs of Stamford’s Police, Fire and EMS and other public safety officials to honor Public Safety Dispatcher (PSD) Courtney Lawler.
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Jul 21, 2016 - 9:06:36 AM

Sean Cullen Joins Colliers International in Stamford as Research Director
Sean Cullen has joined Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CIGI, TSX:CIG) as director of research in the global commercial real estate services firm’s Stamford office. A local resident, Cullen is focused on tracking and analyzing regional office statistics, producing quarterly market reports, and assisting the company’s brokerage professionals with business development and client service; he also specializes in property valuation.
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Jul 21, 2016 - 9:04:50 AM

Malloy applauds WH announcement of new initiative increasing access to solar energy for all communities
Governor Dannel P. Malloy is applauding an announcement made on Tuesday by the Obama Administration to form a new cross government partnership – the Clean Energy savings for All Initiative – that aims to increase access to solar energy and promote energy efficiency across the United States, particularly in low and moderate-income communities.
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Jul 20, 2016 - 9:14:38 AM

The Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut Welcomes New Psychology Training Program Director
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To expand and enhance their Psychology Training Program, the Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut (CGC) hired Julie Ringelheim, PsyD as their Psychology Training Program Director. Dr. Ringelheim earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Skidmore College, and both her Master of Arts and doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology for The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
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Jul 20, 2016 - 8:09:37 AM

Hops for Hunger on August 14 Will Support Connecticut Food Bank
Sample locally brewed craft beer, popular area food truck cuisine and enjoy the great outdoors at the Two Roads Brewing Company Hop Yard at Hops for Hunger, an event to benefit the Connecticut Food Bank, on Sunday, August 14, from 1:00PM to 4:00PM. The event will also feature brewery tours and lawn games. Admission is $55 per person or $100 per couple. Tickets and more information are available at www.ctfoodbank.org/hopsforhunger.
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Jul 13, 2016 - 12:26:08 AM

DPH announces new rabies testing guidelines
Starting July 1st, the state Department of Public Health’s (DPH) State Laboratory in Rocky Hill no longer provides state-funded testing of rabid wild animals suspected of infecting domestic pets but where there was no human exposure. DPH’s State Lab will continue to provide and pay for rabies testing of any wild or domestic animal suspected of carrying rabies if humans have been exposed.
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Jul 12, 2016 - 12:28:20 PM

Avison Young Arranges Sale of 100 Trap Falls Ext. in Shelton
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Avison Young, the world’s fastest-growing commercial real estate services firm, today announced that its Fairfield/Westchester office has arranged the sale of 100 Trap Falls Extension, an 82,000-square-foot flex/industrial building in Shelton, CT for $9.2 million.
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