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Fairfield County’s Community Foundation Awards A Record 18 Get Out The Vote Grants
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As Connecticut looks forward to Election Day on November 6, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation (FCCF) has awarded 18 grants to civic-minded organizations that are determined to energize and educate the community to vote. This new civic engagement grants program, announced last month, is an innovative nonpartisan initiative designed to fund efforts to increase voter registration and information access for all Fairfield County residents, particularly those who are historically disenfranchised.
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Aug 17, 2018 - 5:59:09 PM

TFI Envision Tapped for PEAK® NHRA Track Activation Program
PEAK® has been actively involved in motorsports for over 30 years. Today, PEAK still aims to shock the motorsports establishment partly as a way to showcase the excellence and competitive quality of their family of brands, but mostly, because it’s so much fun.
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Aug 17, 2018 - 8:04:36 AM

Connecticut congressional delegation applauds over $2 million for 16 health centers across the state
On Wednesday, during National Health Center week, the Connecticut Congressional Delegation applauded $2,387,361 in Quality Improvement grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to 16 community health centers across Connecticut.
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Aug 17, 2018 - 8:02:11 AM

AARP Connecticut Announces New Associate State Director, Advocacy and Outreach
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AARP Connecticut recently announced the addition of Anna Doroghazi as Associate State Director, Advocacy and Outreach. She will be responsible for developing and executing state and community advocacy campaigns on behalf of the nonprofit, nonpartisan organization’s nearly 600,000 members in Connecticut.
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Aug 17, 2018 - 5:41:55 AM

Rush in During “Rush Hours” for Great Deals at Peachwave
Simsbury Chamber of Commerce is presenting “Rush Hours”, a program in partnership with local vendor Chamber members on Tuesday afternoons. The next Rush Hours will take place at Peachwave, 710 Hopmeadow St. in Simsbury, on Tuesday, August 21 from 4:00 to 6:00 P. M.
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Aug 17, 2018 - 1:16:37 AM

Blumenthal, Murphy applaud over $500,000 to improve the Cross Sound Ferry in New London
Last week, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) announced $503,250 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (US DOT) through the Marine Highway Grant program to fund infrastructure improvements for the Cross Sound Ferry in New London.
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Aug 17, 2018 - 12:29:37 AM

QU Poll: Trump hurts GOP as Dems hold 9-pt lead in House races
Donald Trump’s presidency makes 52 percent of American voters think less favorably of the Republican Party, while 16 percent think more favorably of the GOP and 30 percent say President Trump has no impact on their views, according to a Quinnipiac University National Poll released today.
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Aug 15, 2018 - 3:26:15 PM

Wolf Pack Promotions Schedule Set
Spectra, operators of the XL Center and Hartford Wolf Pack, today announced the schedule of promotions for the Wolf Pack’s 2018-19 American Hockey League season.
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Aug 15, 2018 - 3:25:11 PM

Sound Tigers Announce Stacked Promotional Lineup
The Bridgeport Sound Tigers, proud AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, are pleased to reveal one of their most extensive and wide-ranging promotional lineups ever for the 2018-19 season. More than half of all Sound Tigers home games will feature a new or returning theme, or an exclusive giveaway item, adding to the excitement of the team’s 18th season in the Park City.
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Aug 15, 2018 - 10:06:56 AM

QU Poll: U.S. voters dislike Trump almost 2-1; media is important to democracy, 65% of voters say
Only 31 percent of American voters like President Donald Trump as a person, while 59 percent dislike him, according to a Quinnipiac University National Poll released today.
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Aug 14, 2018 - 3:26:33 PM

Maritime Aquarium asks for boater caution after 2 sea turtles killed by propellers in last month in LIS
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With two sea turtles killed in Long Island Sound by propellers in the last month, The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is asking boaters to slow down and be aware of these endangered animals.
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Aug 14, 2018 - 8:25:25 AM

Malloy: Connecticut receives $10M grant to increase access to care for individuals with substance use and mental health disorders
On Monday, Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced that the State of Connecticut is receiving a $10 million federal grant that will be used to increase access to integrated care for individuals with substance use, mental health, and co-occurring disorders. Funding will also be used to address the opioid crisis in the state by increasing access to medication-assisted treatment. The grant has been awarded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS).
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Aug 14, 2018 - 8:17:47 AM

Sacred Heart University professor explores the sacred through science fiction
Sacred Heart University theology and religious studies professor Richard Grigg of Shelton recently published his ninth book, Science Fiction and the Imitation of the Sacred.
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Aug 13, 2018 - 5:25:48 AM

Maritime Garage Gallery Seeks Artists For Exhibit Inspired By Street Art
The City of Norwalk Parking Authority’s Maritime Garage Gallery is inviting submissions from artists, 18 and over, for a new exhibit at the Maritime Gallery, located in the Maritime Parking Garage exhibit space in Norwalk, CT. The exhibit will run from October 25, 2018 through January 18, 2019.
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Aug 13, 2018 - 5:25:22 AM

Norwalk Celebrates Health Center Week Aug 13-16
Norwalk Community Health Center, Inc. (NCHC) is pleased to announce a slate of free activities and events for its patients and the public, to mark 2018 National Health Center Week. Unless otherwise noted, all activities take place at 120 Connecticut Ave., Norwalk, CT 06854.
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Aug 11, 2018 - 3:14:19 AM

Patriot National Bancorp continues growth trend, Second quarter 2018 Net Income is $1.0 Million; Loans and deposits continue to expand with Prime acquisition; Declares quarterly dividend
Patriot National Bancorp, Inc. (“Patriot”, “Bancorp”) (NASDAQ: PNBK), the parent company of Patriot Bank, N.A. (the “Bank”), today announced quarterly pre-tax earnings of $1.4 million and quarterly net income of $1.0 million, or $0.26 per fully diluted share for the quarter ended June 30, 2018.
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Aug 8, 2018 - 5:59:26 AM

Northeast Private Client Group Sells Stamford, Conn. Apartment Buildings for $35 Million
Investment sales broker Northeast Private Client Group has announced the recent sale of two multifamily buildings located in Stamford, Conn. Bradley Balletto, vice president, investments, together with Rich Edwards and Jeff Wright, investment associates in the firm’s Connecticut office, represented the seller and sourced the buyer in the off-market transaction.
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Aug 8, 2018 - 5:22:31 AM

Norwalk Health Department recognizes World Breastfeeding Week, National Breastfeeding Month
Tuesday marked the final day of World Breastfeeding Week, and August is National Breastfeeding Month. The Norwalk Health Department encourages mothers to learn more about breastfeeding and urges other members of the community to support families in their breastfeeding goals. The Health Department educates, encourages, and supports mothers in their breastfeeding goals through the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program and other outreach efforts. In addition to providing education and support, the Health Department also offers a private space at the office for clients to breastfeed or pump.
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Aug 8, 2018 - 1:19:18 AM

Circus Camp at The Palace Brings the Big Top to Life for Stamford Youth
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This summer, dozens of Stamford children are experiencing the joy of the big top in a whole new way – as performers. Circus Camp at The Palace, in a partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Stamford, brought the circus arts to the Yerwood Center in Stamford for the third consecutive year. The Palace Theatre provided scholarships to 30 children in first through third grade through a grant from the First County Bank Foundation, Inc.
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Aug 7, 2018 - 5:24:09 PM

Sunset Sounds Concert Series at Connecticut Landmarks’ Hartford Campus
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Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy the lively music of the Hartford Steel Symphony on Thursday, August 9th in the Butler-McCook Garden! The Hartford Steel Symphony will be playing a mix of Soca, Calypso, Reggae, Pop, Classical, Gospel and Jazz, all with an island rhythm. The Sunset Sounds Concert Series takes place on the 2nd Thursday of the month, June through September, from 6 to 7:30 pm on the Richard P. Garmany Fund Music & Education Terrace (made possible by Hartford Foundation for Public Giving) at the Amos Bull House. Free tours of the first floor of the Butler-McCook House will be offered at 5:30 pm; donations welcome.
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Aug 7, 2018 - 1:14:33 PM

The Community Fund of Darien awards Building One Community: The Center for Immigrant Opportunity $28,000 grant
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Building One Community - The Center for Immigrant Opportunity, a community resource center for immigrants, has been awarded a $28,000 grant through the generosity of The Community Fund of Darien. This award will enhance the community center’s Workforce Preparation and Placement programs, providing immigrants with research-driven training and hiring services.
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Aug 7, 2018 - 5:59:25 AM

Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum Joins Smithsonian Magazine’s 14TH Annual Museum Day
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The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum located at 295 West Ave., Norwalk, CT, will open its doors free of charge to all Museum Day ticketholders on Saturday, September 22, 2018, 12-4 p.m., as part of Smithsonian Magazine’s 14th annual Museum Day, a national celebration of boundless curiosity in which participating museums emulate the free admission policy at the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington D.C.-based museums. Tour times at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum are: 12pm & 2pm for the 90 Minute Tour and 1pm & 3pm for the 45 Minute Tour.
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Aug 7, 2018 - 5:59:23 AM

Annual Stuff the MINI School Supply Collection for Hartford Students
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New Country MINI of Hartford is continuing its support of city students with the 5th Annual “Stuff the MINI to the Max” charity campaign. From August 3rd through August 26th, New Country MINI will accept donations of backpacks and school supplies for Hartford Public School children. Then on August 27th a caravan of MINI's will transport all of the donated supplies to the Hartford Public Schools’ Welcome Center to help kick off a wonderful new school year.
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Aug 7, 2018 - 5:12:31 AM

Eversource to Conduct Statewide Infrared Helicopter Inspections
To help ensure customers have reliable power, Eversource is conducting aerial inspections of high-voltage electrical equipment in Connecticut using a helicopter with special heat-sensing imaging equipment. The overhead inspections allow the energy company to cover vast distances while capturing images not visible to the naked eye. These images identify potential problems with electric lines and related equipment, so the company can make any necessary repairs or upgrades before possible reliability issues arise.
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Aug 6, 2018 - 1:30:46 AM

Simsbury Spooktacular Chili Challenge Brings the Heat on Oct. 27
Chili lovers rejoice! The Simsbury Chamber of Commerce has officially announced the return of its wildly popular Simsbury Spooktacular Chili Challenge this fall. The 4th annual event will take place on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 12:00 Noon to 5:00 pm at the Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center on Iron Horse Boulevard. This competition is a fully-sanctioned International Chili Society (ICS) cook-off.
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Aug 6, 2018 - 1:29:19 AM

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