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Spring Lectures and Community Health Forum at New Milford Hospital
Alexandra Chalif, MS, MP, whose expertise includes psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, NLP and Medical Hypnosis in Surgery, will present Using Your Mind to Heal Your Body on March 30 at 6:00 pm. For $5, seniors show their senior center ID and can enjoy a healthy, well-balanced meal.
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Mar 29, 2017 - 7:55:02 AM

Red Cross Install-A-Thon a Success
The American Red Cross installed 1,473 smoke alarms during its first-ever Install-A-Thon, shattering the goal of 1,200 smoke alarms.
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Mar 29, 2017 - 5:11:30 AM

The Beacon School Invites Families to Explore Individualized Learning at Spring Open House
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On Wednesday, April 5, the Beacon School will host its Spring Open House with sessions at 9:30am and 6:30pm. Prospective families and community members are invited to learn more about the school’s individualized model for students in grades 3-12. Centrally located in Stamford’s historic Hubbard Heights neighborhood at 111 W North St, Stamford, CT 06902, Beacon features an enriched educational program with small class sizes, a 3:1 student-teacher ratio, and an inspirational mission to help students “find their own light”.
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Mar 28, 2017 - 5:51:12 AM

Glastonbury Shooting Range Re-opens for 2017 Season
Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced the Glastonbury Shooting Range is scheduled to open for supervised public use on Saturdays and Sundays beginning Saturday, April 1 and remaining open through November 26. The range is located within the Meshomasic State Forest off of Toll Gate Road in Glastonbury, and supervision will be by DEEP certified range safety officers.
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Mar 28, 2017 - 5:44:39 AM

Lauralton Hall Appoints New President and Head of School
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After conducting an extensive nationwide search, the Lauralton Hall Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Elizabeth Miller as the next President and Head of the college-prep, all girls’ school in Milford. Miller succeeds Dr. Antoinette Iadarola, who will retire at the end of the academic year in June 2017.
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Mar 27, 2017 - 5:37:27 AM

PHANTOMS 4, SOUND TIGERS 3 (OT)
The Bridgeport Sound Tigers (39-24-3-1), proud AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, earned a hard-fought point on Sunday but suffered a 4-3 overtime loss to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms (43-20-4-0) at the PPL Center.
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Mar 26, 2017 - 10:35:38 PM

Providence Bruins 5, Hartford Wolf Pack 2
Taylor Beck and Michael Joly scored for the Hartford Wolf Pack Sunday at the XL Center, and Magnus Hellberg made 34 saves, but three second period goals by the Providence Bruins proved to be too much for Hartford to handle in a 5-2 loss.
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Mar 26, 2017 - 10:34:50 PM

Hartford Wolf Pack: Hartford Wolf Pack 4, Bridgeport Sound Tigers 3
Michael Joly scored two goals, including the game-winner, and added an assist for the Hartford Wolf Pack Saturday night at the XL Center, in a 4-3 win over the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.
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Mar 26, 2017 - 10:40:30 AM

Bridgeport Sound Tigers: WOLF PACK 4, SOUND TIGERS 3
The Bridgeport Sound Tigers (39-24-2-1), proud AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, scored three times in the third period, including two from Andrew Rowe, but suffered a 4-3 setback to the Hartford Wolf Pack (22-38-4-2) at the XL Center on Saturday.
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Mar 26, 2017 - 10:39:30 AM

Registration begins today for the 12th Annual Great Park Pursuit Family Adventure
Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced today that registration for the 2017 No Child Left Inside® Great Park Pursuit – Connecticut State Parks Family Adventure is now open at www.NoChildLeftInside.org through Friday, May 5, 2017.
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Mar 24, 2017 - 9:50:08 PM

QU Poll: American voters want to save Big Bird, most oppose spending cuts in Trump budget
American voters oppose the spending cuts listed in President Donald Trump’s proposed federal budget, including 70 – 25 percent against eliminating the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today.
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Mar 24, 2017 - 7:42:34 PM

Consumer Protection discusses how to combat immigration fraud
Today, Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) Commissioner Jonathan A. Harris joined the Immigrant Advisory Group Meeting at the Hartford Public Library to discuss how to combat immigration fraud.
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Mar 24, 2017 - 7:32:45 PM

Malloy: Colt to expand operations, grow jobs in CT
Governor Dannel P. Malloy on Friday announced that Colt’s Manufacturing Company is purchasing its West Hartford headquarters and manufacturing facility and making new investments to expand operations and grow jobs in Connecticut. The acquisition of this property is a key part of the company’s growth strategy and is part of a $23 million project by Colt that targets the retention of its current workforce of 600 employees and will lead to the creation of an additional 100 jobs at the location over the next five years.
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Mar 24, 2017 - 7:29:53 PM

Swim team relay sets State record
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CP-AC Swimmers broke the State record in the 13-14 Boys 400 Yard Medley Relay this past weekend at the Connecticut Swimming Short Course Age Group Championship. The relay finished with a time of 3:42.29, beating the previous state record of 3:45.25 by almost 3 seconds.
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Mar 24, 2017 - 7:25:13 PM

Bridgeport Mayor Ganim Welcomes NCAA Women’s Basketball Teams and Fans to Bridgeport for Tournament Games
Bridgeport Mayor Joseph Ganim today is officially welcoming the four teams and thousands of fans of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament coming to Bridgeport’s Webster Bank Arena Saturday, March 25 and Monday, March 27, 2017.
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Mar 24, 2017 - 7:18:39 PM

Stamford BOE Expected to Approve School Name Recommendation for Board of Representatives’ Consideration
On Tuesday, March 28, 2017, it is expected that Stamford Public Schools (SPS) Superintendent Earl Kim and the Stamford Board of Education (BOE) will approve the recommendation of the name: Strawberry Hill—an extension of Rogers International School, to the Board of Representatives for their consideration.
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Mar 24, 2017 - 7:17:23 PM

A Cure for Loneliness - Peter Wolf brings his brand new tour to The Ridgefield Playhouse on April 22
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Before he hits the road this summer as the opener for Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers’ 40th Anniversary Tour, Peter Wolf returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse for one night only! Best known as the lead vocalist of J. Geils Band and topping the pop single charts with “Freeze Frame,” “Love Stinks,” “Centerfold,” he earned a reputation as one of rock’s most exciting live acts, thanks to Wolf’s lively, hyperactive stage presence. Pepsi Rock Series Powered by Xfinity presents Peter Wolf and The Midnight Travelers on Saturday, April 22nd at 8 p.m.
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Mar 24, 2017 - 8:08:24 AM

SOUND TIGERS 3, DEVILS 1
The Bridgeport Sound Tigers (39-23-2-1), proud AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, scored three unanswered goals on Wednesday and earned a 3-1 win over the Albany Devils (34-27-2-2) in their final meeting at Times Union Center.
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Mar 23, 2017 - 12:05:33 AM

Senate Majority Leader Duff’s Transportation Lockbox Proposal Wins Committee Approval
Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff’s (D-Norwalk) proposal to institute a transportation lockbox is one step closer to reality after winning the approval of the General Assembly’s Transportation Committee by a vote of 25-10. Senator Duff’s bill, Senate Joint Resolution No. 5, A Resolution Proposing an Amendment to the State Constitution Regarding the Special Transportation Fund, is headed to the Senate for consideration.
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Mar 22, 2017 - 5:31:05 AM

Four SPS Teacher of the Year Finalists Selected from Nine Nominees
Each year Stamford Public Schools (SPS) recognizes outstanding teachers in the district through its Teacher of the Year and Spotlight Awards Program. From among 41 individuals and teams who were nominated by their peers, the committee selected nine individuals as Stamford Teacher of the Year nominees and 22 as Spotlight Award Winners.
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Mar 22, 2017 - 4:52:15 AM

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 5, Hartford Wolf Pack 2
The Hartford Wolf Pack’s frustrations against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins continued Tuesday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, as the Wolf Pack fell to 0-7-0-0 on the year against the Penguins with a 5-2 loss.
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Mar 21, 2017 - 10:39:20 PM

SBA Announces 2017 Small Business Week Winners
Carla Bartolucci, President & CEO of Euro-USA Trading/Jovial Foods of No. Stonington, CT has been named the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2017 Connecticut Small Business Person of the Year, SBA’s top award, according to an announcement made by Anne Hunt, SBA’s District Director.
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Mar 21, 2017 - 5:42:57 AM

Acclaimed Local Journalist Gretchen Carlson to Headline Annual Women’s Event
Acclaimed Journalist and women’s empowerment advocate Gretchen Carlson will be one of the featured panelists at the 7th Annual Conversations with Extraordinary Women on Thursday, April 20th at the Amber Room Colonnade in Danbury, CT. Presented by the Women’s Business Council (an arm of the Greater Danbury Chamber of Commerce), the much-anticipated event provides the opportunity to hear from high-profile women, their incredible stories of how they got to where they are and the insights learned along the way. The overarching theme of this year’s conversation is, “The Boys Network, does it still exist?”
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Mar 21, 2017 - 2:53:02 AM

AARP, Consumer & Environmental Groups Oppose Senate Bill Awarding Special Deals for Dominion Resources
AARP Connecticut, Connecticut Citizen Action Group (CCAG), Connecticut Public Interest Research Group (ConnPIRG), Connecticut Fund for the Environment (CFE), Acadia Center and advocacy groups joined at Connecticut’s Legislative Office Building in Hartford today in opposition to Senate Bill 106, legislation that would create a process guaranteeing a higher price for the electricity Dominion Resources currently sells on the New England wholesale competitive market through its Millstone Nuclear Power Plant in Waterford.
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Mar 20, 2017 - 2:54:49 PM

CT Department of Revenue Services & IRS Warn of New Scam to Steal Refunds
Connecticut Department of Revenue Services (DRS) Commissioner Kevin Sullivan joined the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in warning both tax preparers and taxpayers of last-minute phishing email scams, especially those requesting deposit changes for refunds or account updates.
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Mar 20, 2017 - 5:39:10 AM

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Spring Lectures and Community Health Forum at New Milford Hospital
Red Cross Install-A-Thon a Success
The Beacon School Invites Families to Explore Individualized Learning at Spring Open House
Glastonbury Shooting Range Re-opens for 2017 Season
Lauralton Hall Appoints New President and Head of School
ENTERTAINMENT HEADLINES
A Cure for Loneliness - Peter Wolf brings his brand new tour to The Ridgefield Playhouse on April 22
Stamford Symphony announces music director finalists and 2017-2018 season
Classic Disney musical fairy tale alive on stage in Stamford
Under the Streetlamp featuring former cast members of “Jersey Boys” and other hit Broadway musicals to play The Ridgefield Playhouse on May 17
Pequot Library is participating in Fairfield County's Giving Day on March 9


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