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Stamford Public Schools Released 2017-2018 Annual Report to the Community
Chief Justice, Connecticut Supreme Court Richard Robinson Westhill High School Alumnus Among Those Featured

Stamford Public Schools (SPS) released its 2017-2018 Annual Report to the Community, which is now available on the SPS district website and soon will be in mailboxes of homes and businesses across the city. The report is being distributed along with 8,000 copies of Stamford Plus magazine’s summer edition, which features a cover story interview with Superintendent Dr. Tamu Lucero.
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Jun 18, 2019 - 11:51:31 AM

Wolf Pack's Summer "Hockey in the Streets" Program Returns June 27
Spectra, operators of the XL Center and Hartford Wolf Pack, on Friday announced the return of the Wolf Pack’s “Hockey in the Streets” program, starting Thursday, June 27. More
Jun 18, 2019 - 2:13:18 AM

Details for Stamford’s 2019 Independence Day Fireworks Show
Stamford Mayor David Martin and City officials have announced the details of the 2019 Independence Day Fireworks event, which will be held on Saturday, July 6th (rain date of Sunday, July 7th). Thousands of Stamford and area residents are expected to attend.
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Jun 17, 2019 - 5:28:25 AM

Wilton Library’s summer concert series begins June 27
As the June temperatures begin to soar it is a reminder that summer is almost here along with the start of Wilton Library’s nineteenth annual Summer Music & More Concert Series. The opening concert is Thursday, June 27, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. with the delightful trio, Over Easy. The concerts continue on three consecutive Thursday nights, July 11, 18 and 25, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. with performances that evoke the ’40s through the ’70s and beyond. The Village Market is sponsoring the library’s four-part concert series for the nineteenth year in a row.
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Jun 17, 2019 - 5:20:47 AM

Lamont announces departure of Consumer Counsel Katz
Governor Ned Lamont on Friday announced that the state’s Consumer Counsel, Elin Swanson Katz, has chosen to leave her position with the state effective July 5, 2019 to pursue her passion for improving broadband access for Connecticut’s citizens.
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Jun 17, 2019 - 1:50:47 AM

Western Connecticut Military Officers Association & Patriot Bank Award $12,000 in Scholarships at Young American Awards
Western Connecticut Military Officers Association (WCMOA) and Patriot Bank joined forces to award 11 Fairfield County high school students with $12,000 in scholarships.
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Jun 17, 2019 - 1:02:27 AM

Chelsea Groton Bank Celebrates 165 Years of Serving the Community
On July 3, Chelsea Groton Bank will mark 165 years of serving the community. As has always been central to the Bank’s mission, all planned celebrations include opportunities for the Bank and its employees to connect with individuals and organizations in the community.
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Jun 17, 2019 - 12:58:30 AM

Lamont signs Ethan's law to strengthen the requirements for gun storage at home
Joined by state lawmakers and advocates for commonsense gun safety laws, Governor Ned Lamont on Thursday held a bill signing ceremony on the Guilford town green to commemorate final passage of a measure closing a loophole in state statutes on the safe storage of unattended firearms in homes. Named "Ethan's Law," the legislation was sought by Kristin and Michael Song, the parents of Ethan Song, 15, who was shot and killed on January 31, 2018 while handling a .357 Magnum pistol at a neighbor's house. More
Jun 14, 2019 - 12:12:20 AM

UCONN Stamford Students Create SPS Promotional Video
Stamford Public Schools (SPS) announced the launch of its new promotional video designed to build public awareness about the district’s mission to foster productive habits of mind, body and heart in every student. SPS and students from the UCONN Stamford Digital Media & Design Department (DMD) worked together to create a video showcasing students, activities and opportunities offered by the district. Produced by UCONN DMD juniors and seniors through the university’s in-house, pro-bono creative agency, Beachball, the SPS video features vibrant photographs, carefully selected action words and creative design elements. More
Jun 13, 2019 - 8:41:33 AM

Starling Physicians: New Scalp Cooling Treatment Stops Hair Loss Cold
“Am I going to lose my hair?” is often the first question breast cancer patients ask when they initially find out they need chemotherapy. Now Starling Physicians, a recognized leader in cancer care across Connecticut, is offering women a groundbreaking scalp cooling treatment that reduces or eliminates hair loss. Starling is one of the only oncology practices in the area to provide access to the most trusted FDA-approved technology to help patients manage one of the most traumatic side effects associated with cancer treatment. More
Jun 12, 2019 - 5:46:43 AM

Savor the Flavors, Sights & Sounds of Latin America at Stepping Stones Museum for Children during Latin Dance Night and Sabor Together
As the school year winds down and we glide into the summer season, Stepping Stones Museum for Children is heating things up with two separate, special events that will give local adults and families the chance to immerse themselves in and explore cultures south of the border…without leaving Fairfield County. More
Jun 12, 2019 - 5:42:06 AM

QU Poll: Top dems lead Trump in head-to-head matchups
In a first look at head-to-head 2020 presidential matchups nationwide, several Democratic challengers lead President Donald Trump, with former Vice President Joseph Biden ahead 53 – 40 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University National Poll released today.
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Jun 11, 2019 - 11:07:09 PM

Sayaka Ganz scultpure exhibition "Reclaimed Creations" opens June 28 at SM&NC
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Stamford Museum & Nature Center is pleased to present “Reclaimed Creations,” an exhibition of 10 sculptures & collotype prints by Sayaka Ganz. The internationally recognized artist uses reclaimed plastic household objects like brush strokes to give her large-scale sculptures the illusion of form and motion.
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Jun 11, 2019 - 8:46:02 AM

CT delegation applauds $600K for brownfield cleanup
On Friday, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and U.S. Representatives John Larson (D-1), Joe Courtney (D-2), Rosa DeLauro (D-3), Jim Himes (D-4), and Jahana Hayes (D-5) applauded $600,000 in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) funding for cleaning up contaminated brownfield properties in Connecticut.
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Jun 10, 2019 - 4:34:24 AM

Lamont signs laws banning ghost guns and strengthening firearm storage in motor vehicles
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Joined by advocates and legislators at the State Capitol, Governor Ned Lamont this afternoon held a bill signing ceremony to commemorate the passage of two new laws that will enhance gun safety in Connecticut, including the banning of untraceable “ghost guns” and improving the storage of firearms in motor vehicles. Today also marks National Gun Violence Awareness Day.
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Jun 7, 2019 - 2:49:09 PM

Spirit of FCA Award Presented to Distinguished Wilton Couple
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Family & Children’s Agency (FCA) awarded Julene and Simon Greenshields of Wilton the Spirit of FCA Award during their annual benefit, IMAGINE, on Friday, May 31, 2019. The couple has been involved with FCA for more than 16 years, offering leadership, guidance, financial support, and volunteer time.
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Jun 7, 2019 - 10:43:37 AM

Connecticut Apartment Association Partnering with American Red Cross
The Connecticut Apartment Association, based in Glastonbury, Connecticut, has partnered with the American Red Cross for the second year in a row. As part of the partnership, this year, the Connecticut Apartment Association has contributed in support of the Sound the Alarm. Save a Life. Campaign and is entering their second year as a Ready 365 Bronze level supporter.
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Jun 5, 2019 - 5:15:21 AM

Liberation Programs Honors Innovators and Leading Experts on Addiction At 12th Annual Spirit of Hope Gala On June 6th
Liberation Programs, a leading behavioral health organization specializing in the treatment of substance use disorders in our area, will host the 12th Annual Spirit of Hope Gala on June 6th at Woodway Country Club, and will honor some of the nation's leading addiction experts.
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Jun 4, 2019 - 5:43:42 AM

Consumer Protection Commissioner accepts Board of Physicians Medical Marijuana Program recommendations
On Monday, the Board of Physicians held a public meeting to discuss potential additional conditions to the Medical Marijuana Program. Six (6) conditions were considered at today’s meeting. The following recommendations from the Board were accepted by the Commissioner today:
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Jun 4, 2019 - 5:40:52 AM

Rave Reviews from Senior Clients Earn Caregiver $5,000 Award from Assisted Living Services
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After receiving rave reviews for her outstanding work and reliability, Linda Papaspliliotopulus of Meriden was presented with the Assisted Living Services, Inc. Platinum Caregiver Award for April. The homecare agency surprised the hourly homemaker with the prestigious honor at the home of client Christine Karash and her husband Neil Karash on May 24, 2019. In addition to a check for $5,000, the monthly award includes a beautiful crystal statue and a certificate of merit.
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Jun 4, 2019 - 5:12:16 AM

TFI Envision's VP is Guest Lecturer at Housatonic Community College
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Housatonic Community College (HCC) was the setting for a guest lecture led by Mary Ellen (“M.E.”) Butkus, VP and Sr. Art Director at TFI Envision, Inc., with thirty up and coming graphic designers on April 15, 2019.
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Jun 3, 2019 - 5:32:08 AM

Warner Theatre Announces its Final Production of the 2019-2020 Warner Stage Company season
The Warner Theatre has announced its final Main Stage production of the 2019-2020 Warner Stage Company season – SOMETHING ROTTEN! Lauded by audience members and critics alike, SOMETHING ROTTEN received several Best Musical nominations and was hailed by Time Out New York as "the funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years." Performances of SOMETHING ROTTEN are November 2-10, 2019. The 2019-2020 Warner Stage Company Season is presented by Charlotte Hungerford Hospital.
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Jun 3, 2019 - 5:06:53 AM

Connecticut legislature green lights pro-craft beer bill, sends to the governor for signature
Today, the Connecticut House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly (140-5) in favor of pro-jobs, pro-craft beer bill (S.B. 647), which increases the amount of craft beer that a brewery can sell directly to a consumer for off-premise consumption from nine liters to nine gallons.
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Jun 1, 2019 - 10:04:42 PM

Lamont: Flags lowered to half-staff in remembrance of Virginia Beach mass shooting victims
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that – in accordance with a presidential proclamation directing flags to be lowered throughout the country in remembrance of the victims of the mass shooting in Virginia Beach, Virginia – U.S. and state flags in Connecticut will fly at half-staff beginning immediately until sunset on Tuesday, June 4, 2019.
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Jun 1, 2019 - 10:02:42 PM

Stamford Public Schools to Participate in Seamless Summer Food Program
Stamford Public Schools (SPS) announces its participation in the federally funded Seamless Summer Food Program. This program, an extension of the National School Lunch Program, provides meals to children when school is not in session. The program is federally funded through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and is administered by the Connecticut State Department of Education.
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Jun 1, 2019 - 4:56:29 AM

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Stamford Public Schools Released 2017-2018 Annual Report to the Community
Wolf Pack's Summer "Hockey in the Streets" Program Returns June 27
Details for Stamford’s 2019 Independence Day Fireworks Show
Wilton Library’s summer concert series begins June 27
Lamont announces departure of Consumer Counsel Katz
ENTERTAINMENT HEADLINES
Savor the Flavors, Sights & Sounds of Latin America at Stepping Stones Museum for Children during Latin Dance Night and Sabor Together
Sayaka Ganz scultpure exhibition "Reclaimed Creations" opens June 28 at SM&NC
Warner Theatre Announces its Final Production of the 2019-2020 Warner Stage Company season
9:30pm show added! Seth Meyers comes to The Ridgefield Playhouse for a night of Stand-up on June 9
2019 Connecticut Arts Hero René Soto Marks a Milestone With a One Year Gallery Anniversary Event at Stepping Stones on May 30


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