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Sislo and St. Denis each score as Bridgeport collects one point on Sunday

The Bridgeport Sound Tigers (1-2-1-0), proud AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, let a late advantage slip away for the second straight game on Sunday, but collected one point in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Rochester Americans (3-2-0-0) at Webster Bank Arena.
Oct 14, 2018 - 7:56:28 PM

Hartford Wolf Pack 4, Providence Bruins 3
The Hartford Wolf Pack built a 4-0 lead Saturday night at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center Providence, and then hung on for a 4-3 win over the Providence Bruins, in the second half of a home-and-home set between the two teams.
Oct 14, 2018 - 12:53:13 AM

Sound Tigers suffer setback to Rochester, 4-3 in home opener on Saturday
The Bridgeport Sound Tigers (1-2-0-0), proud AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, received goals from three different scorers in Saturday’s home opener, but ultimately fell to the Rochester Americans (2-2-0-0) in a 4-3 setback at Webster Bank Arena.
Oct 14, 2018 - 12:51:29 AM

Immigrant Rights Panel highlights ways to provide community support for immigrants
Building One Community – The Center for Immigrant Opportunity hosted a panel discussion on immigrant rights on Thursday, October 4, 2018, at the Stamford Yacht Club. The discussion was led by Glenn Formica, experienced trial lawyer and immigration practitioner, and Kica Matos, the Director of Immigrant Rights and Racial Justice at the Center for Community Change.
Oct 12, 2018 - 10:09:33 PM

Wilton Heart Disease Survivor Finishes Chicago Marathon
Wilton resident, Selina Santos, 42, completed the Chicago Marathon Saturday, her heart beating strong with every stride in the 26.2-mile race. Finishing a marathon is no small feat for any runner, but for Santos, a heart disease survivor, crossing that finish line meant so much more.
Oct 12, 2018 - 5:21:04 AM

Eversource: Connecticut Achieves Top-Tier Energy Efficiency Ranking
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) announced last week that Connecticut ranked fifth in its 2018 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard, moving up one spot from last year. The annual scorecard benchmarks state progress on efficiency policies and programs that save energy while benefiting the environment and promoting growth.
Oct 11, 2018 - 5:50:29 AM

Binghamton Devils 5, Hartford Wolf Pack 3
The Hartford Wolf Pack suffered their first loss of the new season, in their first road game of the year, falling 5-3 to the Binghamton Devils Wednesday night at the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena.
Oct 10, 2018 - 11:40:27 PM

Laurie Berkner's Festive Holiday Show for Families comes to New London
Best-selling children's recording artist and preschool television favorite Laurie Berkner loves the holidays so much she's planned a festive solo holiday concert for Connecticut families this year! Laurie invites everyone to share the spirit of the season with her on Saturday, December 15 at 11:00 a.m. at the Garde Arts Center, 325 State Street, New London, CT.
Oct 10, 2018 - 5:45:30 AM

Tunesmith Phil Vassar returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse with his Crank Up the Sun Tour on October 19
Tunesmith, Phil Vassar returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse with his Crank Up the Sun Tour on Friday, October 19th at 8pm. The Virginia native is definitely no stranger to a good time, and he makes sure with every performance that his fans feel exactly the same way. Songs like “Carlene,” “Just Another Day In Paradise,” “American Child,” “Last Day of My Life,” “Six Pack Summer,” and “That’s When I Love You” have kept Vassar at the top of the Billboard Country Charts and in the hearts of millions of fans for close to twenty years. This performance is part of the Mountain Dew Country & Bluegrass Series and Doyle Coffin Architecture Singer-Songwriter Series and is sponsored by Ridgefield Capital Asset Management, L.P. Opening Act is Eliot Lewis of Hall & Oates. Visit the Ancient Mariner (451 Main Street ~ Ridgefield) for dinner the night of the show and enjoy a complimentary glass of house wine or draft beer with the purchase of an entree with your ticket! Media partner for this show is Kicks 105.5, Today’s Best Country.
Oct 9, 2018 - 7:43:30 AM

Friendsgiving ensures play is for everyone at Stepping Stones Museum for Children
At the heart of Stepping Stones Museum for Children is an unwavering commitment to inclusion. That commitment is embodied by the award-winning children’s museum’s Open Arms Accessibility Initiative, which provides thousands of children, caregivers and teachers each year the opportunity to enjoy the museum regardless of financial, language, cultural or special needs barriers. On Thursday, November 8, Stepping Stones will be hosting is 3rd annual FriendsGiving fundraiser at its iconic facility in Norwalk’s historic Mathews Park. Proceeds from the event will support Open Arms initiative.
Oct 9, 2018 - 5:46:53 AM

KeyBank Sponsors Annual Norwalk Chamber of Commerce Small Business Development Academy
KeyBank on Monday announced its sponsorship of the Norwalk Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Development Academy for fall 2018. Starting October 2 and running through November 13, the free sessions will take place every Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Norwalk Inn & Conference Center, located at 99 East Avenue in Norwalk.
Oct 8, 2018 - 9:52:41 PM

Fairfield County Bank Donates Furniture to Norwalk Public Library
In a true example of a public/private partnership for the good of the neighborhood, Fairfield County Bank has generously donated furniture to the Friends of the Norwalk Public Library.
Oct 8, 2018 - 5:41:06 AM

WCSU Theatre Arts Department to present ‘Uncle Vanya’ in October
Anton Chekhov’s classic 1898 play, “Uncle Vanya” will come to the stage at Western Connecticut State University this month. Presented by the university’s Department of Theatre Arts, performances will be at 8 p.m. on Oct. 12, 13, 19 and 20; with 2 p.m. matinees on Oct. 13, 14, 20 and 21. It will take place in the Studio Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university’s Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. General admission is $20. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit or call (203) 837-8732.
Oct 8, 2018 - 5:08:27 AM

City of Bridgeport’s Finance Department Receives National Award for Excellent Financial Reports
The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada has awarded the City of Bridgeport’s Finance Department with the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting presented to Kenneth Flatto, the Director of Finance, for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2017 completed in January 2018.
Oct 8, 2018 - 5:07:00 AM

Stamford Honored with Sustainable CT Certification
Stamford is one of the first Connecticut municipalities to achieve certification as a Sustainable CT community. The town met high standards in a broad range of sustainability accomplishments to qualify for the prestigious Silver certification.
Oct 7, 2018 - 7:53:33 AM

CT DCP: Medical marijuana brand database available to public
On Thursday, the Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) announced that a medical marijuana brand database is now available to the public through Connecticut Open Data. The database will include medical marijuana brands registered with DCP complete with name, manufacturer, image of the label, image of the medication, dosage type, and strengths.
Oct 7, 2018 - 7:48:26 AM

Malloy announces partnership to protect CT students with lifesaving violence protection programs
Governor Dannel P. Malloy on Thursday announced that the Connecticut Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS) is partnering with Sandy Hook Promise (SHP) to help train students, educators, and school administrators how to identify, assess, intervene, and get help for those exhibiting at-risk behaviors through its Start With Hello, Say Something, and SOS Signs of Suicide programs. Through the federal STOP School Violence Act, Connecticut is receiving $500,000 to operate the programs, which will allow SHP and DEMHS to train over 116,000 students across the state.
Oct 7, 2018 - 7:42:00 AM

Bellows scores first pro goal in his debut Saturday night

Kieffer Bellows scored a goal in his professional debut and the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (0-1-0-0), proud AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, went 2-for-5 on the power play, but suffered a 6-3 loss in their season opener to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms (1-0-0-0) at PPL Center on Saturday.
Oct 7, 2018 - 5:34:45 AM

Secretary Merrill Warns of Possible Fake Voter Registration Phone Calls
After national reports of suspicious phone calls, purportedly to register voters over the phone and to arrange for an absentee ballot, Secretary of the State Denise Merrill is warning voters to be alert for these calls. The calls claim to be from a reputable voter registration organization, TurboVote, but the organization has confirmed that the calls are not from their organization.
Oct 6, 2018 - 5:04:35 AM

Hartford Wolf Pack 4, Providence Bruins 2
The Hartford Wolf Pack jumped out to a 3-0 first-period lead over the Providence Bruins, and then held on for a 4-2 win Friday night at the XL Center, in the AHL regular-season opener for both teams.
Oct 6, 2018 - 12:01:28 AM

St. Vincent’s Mobile Mammography Coach Will be in Westport on Sunday, October 14
The St. Vincent's Breast Health Center will offer free and low-cost digital mammography screenings through its luxurious mobile mammography coach for women age 40 and older on:
Oct 5, 2018 - 3:22:36 PM

Teamwork from First Responders and Norwalk Hospital Staff Leads to Remarkable Recovery After Sudden Cardiac Arrest
Norwalk resident made full recovery from life-threatening cardiac event

Todd Boe of Norwalk, Connecticut, knew he had a heart condition called dilated cardiomyopathy, which affects his heart’s ability to pump blood effectively. But for the past several years he had been living with his condition successfully.
Oct 5, 2018 - 5:19:46 AM

Housatonic Community College Receives $25,000 Grant To Launch STEAM Center of Excellence
The Housatonic Community College Foundation recently received a $25,000 contribution to launch a STEAM Center of Excellence and to support the College’s ongoing STEAM initiatives. The grant was provided by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company.
Oct 5, 2018 - 5:17:29 AM

Connecticut State Medical Society, CTHealthLink, and the Connecticut Office of Health Strategy Announce Collaboration
Connecticut State Medical Society (CSMS) and CTHealthLink are pleased to announce a collaboration with the Connecticut Office of Health Strategy (OHS) to improve patient care through the interoperability and connectivity of health information in Connecticut.
Oct 4, 2018 - 7:08:50 AM

Norwalk reminds: Placing campaign signs on city property is not allowed
With Election Day five weeks away, the City of Norwalk and Norwalk Department of Public Works is reminding candidates for election, residents, and business owners, that campaign signs cannot be placed on city property. The prohibition includes rights-of-way along roadways, which can extend up to 10 feet beyond the pavement, as well as State of Connecticut Department of Transportation highways throughout Norwalk.
Oct 4, 2018 - 5:40:42 AM

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Hartford Wolf Pack 4, Providence Bruins 3
Sound Tigers suffer setback to Rochester, 4-3 in home opener on Saturday
Immigrant Rights Panel highlights ways to provide community support for immigrants
Wilton Heart Disease Survivor Finishes Chicago Marathon
Laurie Berkner's Festive Holiday Show for Families comes to New London
Tunesmith Phil Vassar returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse with his Crank Up the Sun Tour on October 19
WCSU Theatre Arts Department to present ‘Uncle Vanya’ in October
Stamford Symphony Brings Classical Music and Beer to Millennials in a Special Event at Half Full Brewery, Stamford
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