CTDPH releases data on COVID vaccine “breakthrough” cases, highlighting the vaccine’s effectiveness

Cases of fully vaccinated residents contracting virus “very rare” HARTFORD, CT – As Connecticut surpasses the 50% mark for Connecticut residents ages 16 and over who are now fully vaccinated, the Department of Public Health last week released data on vaccine breakthrough cases, which clearly show that the COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective at fighting…

Lt. Governor Bysiewicz and DVA Commissioner Saadi: 2021 Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame accepting nominations

Citizens have until Sep. 10, 2021 to Nominate Veterans for Post-Military Life Achievements Hartford, CT – Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz and state Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Thomas J. Saadi today encouraged all citizens to consider nominating distinguished veterans who have made significant contributions to their communities after leaving military service to the Connecticut Veterans…

Hartford’s Aquiline Drones Wins Prestigious Tech Startup of the Year National Award

Hartford, CT – Aquiline Drones was named the winner of a Silver Stevie® Award in the Tech Startup of the Year- Software category in The 19th Annual American Business Awards® today. Aquiline Drones (AD) in Connecticut earned this prestigious award based on its innovative use of technology in creating cloud-based drone enterprise solutions. Aquiline Drones…

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum and The Stamford Art Association are issuing a Call for Artists for a juried exhibition

Norwalk, CT – The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum and The Stamford Art Association are issuing a Call for Artists for a juried exhibition titled, Envisioning Space: Architecture Through the Ages. The deadline to submit is June 26, 2021 by midnight. This juried exhibition will be on view at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, 295 West Avenue, Norwalk,…

Weston Historical Society Installs Sculpture Garden Featuring Art by the late Daniel E. Offutt, III

WESTON, CT – The Weston Historical Society has recently installed the Daniel E. Offutt, III Sculpture Garden at the Coley Homestead located at 104 Weston Road. The sculpture garden has been funded by a $10,000 grant from the Daniel E. Offutt, III Charitable Trust and features five sculptures created by the late Weston philanthropist, Daniel…

Spring for Abilis Announces 70th Anniversary Celebration Featuring Comedy, Music and Dance — Saturday, May 1

The 70th anniversary celebration Spring for Abilis is scheduled for Saturday, May 1, 2021, at 6:30 p.m., and will feature a virtual gala packed with comedy, entertainment, singing, dancing and the Abilis’ Giving Garden and live auction appeal — plus so much more! Hosted by entertainer and comedian Brett Walkow, Spring for Abilis is FREE…

Governor Lamont applauds Biden administration selection of Connecticut’s Nick Simmons to serve as senior U.S. education official

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont is applauding the announcement on Friday that the Biden administration has selected Nick Simmons to serve as Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Education for School Reopening and Recovery in a position that will have him coordinating efforts on behalf of the U.S. Department of Education to safely reopen…

CT DPH confirms case of measles in Connecticut child

Hartford, CT – The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) on Friday said it has confirmed a case of measles in a Fairfield County child.  The child, who was not yet vaccinated against measles, acquired the infection while traveling internationally.  DPH is collaborating with local partners to identify contacts and implement appropriate control measures. Measles…