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Tickets On Sale For “Compass To Success: A Nautical Night of Seaside Support” Primary Fundraiser On June 7th To Support Boys & Girls Village
Boys & Girls Village proudly presents its inaugural “Compass To Success: A Nautical Night of Seaside Support” fundraiser on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at beautiful Black Rock Yacht Club. Proceeds will benefit at-risk children and families who often have histories of abuse, neglect, or live in poverty and are in need of behavioral health, educational, or family reunification services.
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Apr 24, 2018 - 7:33:21 AM

Pequot Library: 05_04_18 Yale Curator Speaks at Fantastic Finds
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Enjoy an up-close-and-personal experience with Pequot Library’s Special Collections of rare books, manuscripts, and archives with George Miles, curator of the Western Americana Collection at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University, on Friday, May 4, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at Pequot Library. In this unique Fantastic Finds program, Miles discusses a selection of materials featured in the Living in the New World exhibition including items kept on long-term loan at the Beinecke. Selections include The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Romans, in the Mohawk language, William Hubbard's 1677 discourse on the Pequot War, and an early catechism for young children. Fantastic Finds is free and open to the public.
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Apr 24, 2018 - 7:04:05 AM

First County Bank and First County Bank Foundation To Be Recognized At SilverSource Golf Fundraiser
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Celebrating the SilverSource 18th Annual Charity Golf Outing, as well as 110 years of service to the community, the Board of Trustees has announced that it has selected Reyno A. Giallongo, Jr., Chairman and CEO, First County Bank and the First County Bank Foundation for special recognition of their community leadership at the June 11th event to be held at Rockrimmon Country Club. The annual Golf Outing raises funds to benefit the SilverSource Elderly Housing Stability Program, elderly eviction protection and the Ride to Wellness medical transportation program.
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Apr 24, 2018 - 6:11:24 AM

Local filmmakers show how they made IMAX movie "Backyard Wilderness" at the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
The local filmmakers behind the new IMAX movie “Backyard Wilderness” will reveal secrets of how the gorgeous film was made – working with wild ducks, raccoons, mice and other creatures – at a special evening screening on Thurs., May 24 at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.
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Apr 24, 2018 - 6:09:04 AM

GasBuddy: Gas prices in CT up 10 cents last week
Average retail gasoline prices in Connecticut have risen 10.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.88/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,540 gas outlets in Connecticut. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.75/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
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Apr 23, 2018 - 7:29:06 AM

National Infant Immunization Week is April 21-28
Visit the Norwalk Health Department during National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) this week to get valuable information about childhood vaccines. On Monday, April 23 and Friday, April 27, from 10 am to 3 pm, a representative from the Immunization Action Plan Program will be in the Health Department lobby to provide information about the Connecticut Immunization Registry and Tracking System (CIRTS), childhood vaccines, vaccine safety, and the whooping cough vaccine.
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Apr 23, 2018 - 7:27:15 AM

Connecticut Senate Passes Bill Equalizing Access to Higher Education and Institutional Aid for Immigrant Students
Members of the Connecticut State Senate on Wednesday passed Senate Bill 4, An Act Assisting Students Without Legal Immigration Status with the Cost of College, which -- beginning with the winter 2020 semester -- extends to certain students who lack legal immigration status the ability to apply for institutional financial aid to attend an in-state, public higher education institution.
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Apr 19, 2018 - 7:11:55 AM

More Than 150 Connecticut High School Students Face Off in Stock Market Challenge
The familiar ring of the stock market opening bell kicked off the trading day for more than 150 Fairfield County high school students, who tested their trading and investing mettle at the 2018 Stock Market Challenge, offered by Junior Achievement of Southwest Connecticut (JASWCT) and co-sponsored by Patriot Bank.
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Apr 19, 2018 - 7:08:14 AM

Circus Storytime with Clare Pernice At Weston Library, April 19
The Weston Library announced the appearance of children’s author/illustrator, Clare Pernice, during their Thursday Storytime on April 19 at 11:00 am. Pernice will bring her exciting “Day at the Circus” program to Weston’s younger set; the author will read from the book she penned and illustrated, Circus Girl, then invite children to create a circus puppet of their choice. The circus-themed Storytime will be followed by a book signing where attendees can purchase a personalized copy of Circus Girl. The program is free and registering online via www.westonpubliclibrary.org is encouraged. The Weston Public Library is located at 56 Norfield Road, Weston.
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Apr 16, 2018 - 5:42:31 AM

Bridgeport Steps into Summer with Mayor Ganim’s Sidewalk Repair PILOT Program
In fulfillment of a campaign promise, Bridgeport Mayor Ganim on Friday presented one of the success stories for the Sidewalk Repair Pilot Program at the home of Bridgeport resident Cynthia Dawkins and her family.
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Apr 16, 2018 - 5:40:51 AM

Connecticut Weekly Fuel Update and Outlook
Average retail gasoline prices in Connecticut have risen 2.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.77/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,540 gas outlets in Connecticut. This compares with the national average that has increased 5.2 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.71/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
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Apr 16, 2018 - 5:14:55 AM

Colliers CT: Stable Fundamentals in Fairfield, Rising Lease Rates in Westchester
Although it was a turbulent first quarter for certain submarkets, Fairfield County’s office fundamentals remained stable while Westchester County saw office leasing activity fall but asking lease rates rise in key submarkets, according to Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CIGI, TSX:CIG). The global commercial real estate services firm’s Stamford-based research team today released its first quarter 2018 Office Market Snapshots for the two regions.
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Apr 16, 2018 - 4:10:26 AM

CHECKERS 4, SOUND TIGERS 1
The Bridgeport Sound Tigers (36-32-5-3), proud AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, dropped their final game of the season on Sunday in a 4-1 setback to the Charlotte Checkers (46-26-1-3) at Webster Bank Arena.
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Apr 16, 2018 - 3:45:01 AM

FDA answers Blumenthal call to ban deadly powdered caffeine
U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Dick Durbin (D-IL) on Friday announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will finally act to ban the retail sale of pure and highly concentrated bulk caffeine products in both powder and liquid forms. In guidance issued earlier today, the FDA has clarified that dietary supplements containing pure or highly concentrated caffeine in powder or liquid forms are unlawful when sold in bulk quantities directly to consumers. Given the fact that powdered caffeine even in small doses can be deadly, the FDA has announced that it will initiate steps to remove these dangerous products from the market right away.
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Apr 16, 2018 - 3:29:11 AM

Tax Filing Date is Tuesday, April 17th This Year
Taxpayer Assistance Is Available

Connecticut Department of Revenue Services (DRS) Commissioner Kevin Sullivan reminded taxpayers today that there’s a little extra time to file as the federal and state income tax deadline falls on Tuesday, April 17th. This year, the annual April 15th deadline falls on a Sunday and is further delayed due to the federal income tax filing date being pushed back by the Washington, D.C. “Emancipation Day” holiday.
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Apr 13, 2018 - 6:02:48 AM

City of Bridgeport Health Department Launches 24-Hour Public Health Emergency Hotline
Furthering their commitment to better serve the Bridgeport community, the City of Bridgeport Health Department has launched a 24-hour hotline for all public health emergencies. By contacting 203-332-3000, Bridgeport residents will be able to communicate their concerns through the appropriate channels in a timely manner.
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Apr 13, 2018 - 6:01:35 AM

NCC Receives NSF Grant to Recruit Female Engineering Students
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Norwalk Community College (NCC) a $224,999 grant to develop initiatives to close the gender gap in engineering occupations and encourage more women to study engineering in college.
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Apr 13, 2018 - 6:00:22 AM

Dancing with the Stars event returns to Stamford
Curtain Call’s Dancing with the Stars event returns on Saturday, May 19 with 22 dancers gracing the stage of the Palace Theatre in downtown Stamford. One of the 11 dance teams plans to “wrestle” the title from the others; one’s out to “teach” the others a lesson they won’t forget; and another is planning to “psych” out the competition.
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Apr 13, 2018 - 5:59:18 AM

Nine Stamford Educators Will Receive "Fund For Teachers" Learning Grants
For the fourth year in a row, the Dalio Foundation is Supporting Fund for Teachers (FFT) and public school districts across Connecticut by providing professional learning grants for teachers. According to the organization, Dalio announced a total of $650,000 in new grants on April 5, 2018, to support a total of 140 Connecticut teachers. Nine Stamford educators are among those chosen and together have received more than $35,000 in grant money to support their learning.
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Apr 11, 2018 - 5:12:55 AM

April 19th Brings Health Fair to Stamford’s Immigrant Population
Franklin Street Community Health Center and Building One Community Co-Host “Health Day”

A variety of health services and some useful tips on diet, exercise and lifestyle activities will be available from 9am until 4pm on April 19th as part of “Health Day,” an event co-hosted by Franklin Street Community Health Center and Building One Community. This event was originally scheduled for March 22nd and was postponed due to inclement weather.
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Apr 10, 2018 - 1:16:02 PM

Aurora Women’s Leadership Forum "Taking a Seat at the Table"
A standing-room-only crowd gathered at the Legislative Office Building on April 4 to hear from an inspiring panel of regional women leaders as they shared their personal journeys to leadership and discussed how to promote more women to leadership roles now and in the future. Representing business, nonprofits, and government, women leaders on the panel offered examples of gender bias in the workplace. Jill Hummel, President and General Manager of Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of CT asked the audience how many women had been told to “smile more” during a performance review. Hummel went on to describe the anti-bias training now in affect at her company that she hopes will pave the way for more women in upper management.
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Apr 10, 2018 - 5:10:19 AM

Best Darn Jazz Club in Danbury at WCSU
Western Connecticut State University will host the “Best Darn Jazz Club in Danbury” at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 13, in the Colonial Corner in the Student Center on the university’s Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The opening act will be the Nathan Edwards Quintet and the featured act will be the Rosemary Minkler Trio. Admission will be free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted at the door.
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Apr 10, 2018 - 5:00:54 AM

Wolf Pack Release Simon Denis from PTO
Hartford Wolf Pack general manager Chris Drury announced today that the team has released defenseman Simon Denis from his Professional Tryout (PTO) agreement.
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Apr 9, 2018 - 6:57:48 PM

Trio of Players Return to Worcester (ECHL)
The Bridgeport Sound Tigers, proud AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, announced today goaltender Eamon McAdam has been reassigned to the Worcester Railers H.C. of the ECHL. In addition, forward Jeff Kubiak and defenseman Ryan MacKinnon have been returned on loan to Worcester.
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Apr 9, 2018 - 5:57:06 PM

TFI Envision, Inc. receives Platinum AVA Digital Award
The AVA Digital Awards is an international competition that recognizes excellence by creative professionals responsible for the planning, concept, direction, design and production of digital communication. The AVA Digital Awards include work ranging from audio and video productions- to websites that present interactive components such as video, animation, blogs, and podcasts- to interactive social media sites- to other forms of user-generated communication.
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Apr 9, 2018 - 5:32:18 PM

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Tickets On Sale For “Compass To Success: A Nautical Night of Seaside Support” Primary Fundraiser On June 7th To Support Boys & Girls Village
Pequot Library: 05_04_18 Yale Curator Speaks at Fantastic Finds
First County Bank and First County Bank Foundation To Be Recognized At SilverSource Golf Fundraiser
Local filmmakers show how they made IMAX movie "Backyard Wilderness" at the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
GasBuddy: Gas prices in CT up 10 cents last week
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Tony award winning musical returns with Broadway veteran


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