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"Dunkirk" in 70mm IMAX exclusively in CT at The Maritime Aquarium
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Experience “Dunkirk” bigger, brighter and sharper than anywhere else in Connecticut beginning July 20 when Christopher Nolan’s World War II drama premieres in the immersive 70mm IMAX® film format exclusively at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.
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Jul 20, 2017 - 5:59:46 AM

Bridgeport Police Dog Rescues Missing Child
The Bridgeport Police Department are praising a valued member of the force who rescued a missing child. Officer Ryan Mullenax led by his partner Zeus, a proud member of the Bridgeport Police K9 Unit was able to locate a missing 9-year-old special needs child who had wandered away from their home. Zeus was provided an article of clothing the boy had worn earlier in the day, he smelled the clothing, picked up the child’s scent, then put his training to work to track the missing boy.
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Jul 19, 2017 - 9:33:32 AM

DEEP Reopens Swim Areas at Rocky Neck and Mashamoquet
Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) on Tuesday announced that the swim areas at Rocky Neck State Park, Niantic, and Mashamoquet Brook State Park, Pomfret, have been reopened.
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Jul 19, 2017 - 9:31:30 AM

Connecticut Food Bank Celebrates 20-Year Partnership with ShopRite
Connecticut Food Bank will welcome local family-owned ShopRite stores to celebrate the food bank’s 20-year partnership with ShopRite -- a relationship that has helped provide 8.4 million meals to hungry Connecticut residents.
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Jul 19, 2017 - 9:30:27 AM

PIPPIN to play in Stamford next month
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There's "Magic to Do" at Curtain Call in Stamford, when PIPPIN, the 1972 Tony Award-winning musical, plays in The Kweskin Theatre, August 2 through 12. PIPPIN has been thrilling audiences since then with its unforgettable score by Connecticut resident Stephen Schwartz.
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Jul 19, 2017 - 9:27:44 AM

Near & Far Aid awards immigrant community resource center $10,000 grant
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Building One Community - The Center for Immigrant Opportunity, a community resource center for immigrants, has been awarded a $10,000 grant through the generosity of the Near & Far Aid Association. The award will enable B1C to maintain and enhance its core services that help Stamford-area immigrants gain the job and language skills essential to their economic success, connect with resources that support their personal growth and prepare to contribute their talents to their new community.
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Jul 19, 2017 - 9:23:18 AM

Avison Young’s Fairfield Office Signs Another New Lease for CT Legal Services at Avison Young’s Fairfield Office Signs Another New Lease for CT Legal Services
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Avison Young, the world’s fastest-growing commercial real estate services firm, and the new owners of 1000 Lafayette Boulevard, Shelbourne Global Solutions, LLC, announce the signing of a new lease for another legal tenant, Connecticut Legal Services, at the Class A office building in Bridgeport, CT that is now home to more than a half dozen top law firms and other legal tenants.
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Jul 18, 2017 - 6:00:12 AM

Malloy announces special election to fill vacancy for probate judge in New Haven to be held this fall
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he is ordering a special election to fill the position of Probate Judge for the New Haven Probate District to be held on the same date of the next general election on Tuesday, November 7, 2017.
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Jul 17, 2017 - 12:18:46 PM

DVA congratulates recent state Veteran Service Organization leadership changes
The Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) and Commissioner Sean M. Connolly extend sincerest congratulations to the state’s newest Veteran Service Organization (VSO) leadership. Outgoing state commanders of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Disabled American Veterans recently welcomed new leaders into these important positions as heads of their respective organizations.
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Jul 17, 2017 - 10:04:43 AM

AuthorSpeak for Mystery Fans at NPL August 2
The Norwalk Public Library is pleased to host a special Mystery AuthorSpeak program on Wednesday, August 2, at 12 Noon, when Jean Cullander Krasno, will discuss The Train to Skeleton Coast: A Tale of Murder and the Struggle for Freedom, and Tom Kies, will discuss his novel, Random Road. The program will take place in the Main Auditorium, located at 1 Belden Avenue, Norwalk. A light lunch will be provided courtesy of the library.
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Jul 17, 2017 - 5:48:39 AM

CT Chiropractor Warns Parents About Nintendo Neck
Everyday, people of all ages spend hours hunched over their beloved electronic devices. And while children and teens in particular find many forms of technology entertaining, their bodies do not. In fact, Dr. Cheryl Vincent of Simsbury Chiropractic and Wellness Center is seeing kids as young as elementary school age complaining of Nintendo Neck.
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Jul 15, 2017 - 5:43:57 AM

STAR, Inc. Lighting the Way to Open Office in New Canaan
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STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way, a Norwalk-based non-profit agency that is celebrating its 65th year serving New Canaan and surrounding towns has announced that it has signed an agreement to lease office and program space at 111 Elm Street in the heart of downtown New Canaan. This move that has the potential to enhance and expand local programs for our neighbors with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) is being welcomed by local parents, businesses and town officials. First Selectman Robert Mallozzi who was very helpful in STAR’s efforts to find accessible space and parking was thrilled with the news, “After many years of discussions, I am absolutely delighted to have STAR setting up "shop" here in New Canaan.  My friend Katie Banzhaf (Executive Director) and the STAR organization hold a special place in the hearts of many families in New Canaan.  The thought that their caring support and programming will be available hyper- locally to our families is a true comfort to so many. Welcome to the neighborhood STAR; so delighted we could all come together and make this happen!!”
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Jul 14, 2017 - 3:57:17 PM

Whole Foods Market Donates to Outreach Programs at The Ridgefield Playhouse
Whole Foods Markets partnered with The Ridgefield Playhouse in order to provide opportunities for disadvantaged children and adults to attend live theatrical performances for free. Six Whole Foods Market locations in Southwestern Connecticut donated 5% of their net sales from June 20th—a combined total of $26,599.40—to outreach programs at The Ridgefield Playhouse. As part of Whole Foods Market’s mission to serve and support their local communities, stores located in Danbury, Darien, Fairfield, Greenwich, Milford, and Westport participated in this “5% Day” or community giving day.
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Jul 14, 2017 - 5:55:23 AM

SHU's Theatre Arts Program presents first-ever summer schedule
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The Theatre Arts Program (TAP) at Sacred Heart University will have no summer lull this year. Instead, for the first time in TAP’s history, it is offering a robust summer showcase with performances, readings and workshops.
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Jul 14, 2017 - 5:41:55 AM

Pequot Presents Jane Austen Film Series
Building on the popularity of the Pequot Presents: The Oscars Movie Series, Pequot Library announces a special summer film series in conjunction with its Pages from Pequot Special Collections exhibition, Jane Austen: Insights and Influences. The films begin Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. and run through August 30, with a different movie each week.
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Jul 14, 2017 - 5:40:51 AM

Blumenthal introduces bill to reform military discharge process, aid survivors of sexual assault
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation today to aid survivors of sexual assault, enhance the military records correction process, and improve military whistleblower protections. The Protecting Military Honor Act builds on years of work by Senator Blumenthal to ensure a fair discharge and appeals process for veterans, particularly those who suffered sexual trauma during their military service. A companion bill was introduced in the House of Representatives by U.S. Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA).
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Jul 13, 2017 - 11:05:44 PM

Murphy's Honor Our Commitment Act passes Committee, heads to Senate floor
U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, released a statement on Thursday after his Honor Our Commitment Act passed through the Committee as part of the FY2018 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill. Murphy’s Honor Our Commitment Act would require the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide mental health and behavioral health services to former combat veterans who received other-than-honorable (OTH) or Bad Paper discharges. Up until recently, the VA denied it had the legal authority to provide any care to these veterans.
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Jul 13, 2017 - 5:57:33 PM

DEEP Closes Swim Area at Rocky Neck State Park
Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has closed the swim area at Rocky Neck State Park, Niantic, because the weekly water quality test conducted there showed a level of bacteria in the water above the standard set to protect the health of swimmers.
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Jul 13, 2017 - 5:39:32 PM

Norwalk Mayor Rilling announces that cit's AAA bond rating has been reaffirmed
Norwalk Mayor Rilling announced today that the City of Norwalk has received confirmation from the three major rating agencies, Moody’s Investors Service, S&P Global Ratings, and Fitch Ratings that each have reaffirmed the city’s “triple A” bond rating with a stable outlook.
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Jul 13, 2017 - 11:11:36 AM

The Summer Game at Norwalk Public Library & Rowayton Library Win Badges & Prizes in the Summer Reading Challenge
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The Summer Game has been underway for a month now, at both the Norwalk Public Library and Rowayton Library, with children in elementary through high school eagerly completing reading-related challenges to earn badges and raffle tickets for prizes. Each level of the Summer Game challenges participants to read a specified number of suggested books on the Summer Reading Lists from the Norwalk Public Schools. It’s a fun, easy way to encourage and promote a life-long love of reading from an early age.
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Jul 13, 2017 - 11:06:48 AM

Stamford's organic community farm announces new manager
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Stamford residents are surprised to discover they have a thriving organic farm right in their own back yard where volunteers can take home free fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs while learning about gardening, participating in fun events, and helping to support local soup kitchens and other non-profits. Fairgate Farm, located at 129 Stillwater Avenue and part of the Vita Health & Wellness District, is managed by the newly-appointed farm manager, Peter Novajosky, who brings a wealth of experience in horticulture and gardening along with a devotion to promoting healthy lifestyles.
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Jul 13, 2017 - 11:03:12 AM

Blumenthal supports bipartisan measure for regulatory parity for amateur radio
U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Roger Wicker (R-MS) introduced legislation titled the “Amateur Radio Parity Act,” which would direct the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to provide regulatory parity for amateur radio operators.
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Jul 13, 2017 - 10:40:37 AM

Sound Tigers unveil 2017-18 schedule
The Bridgeport Sound Tigers, proud AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, have announced their 2017-18 regular-season schedule, which features several new matchups including the team's home opener on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. against the Laval Rocket.
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Jul 12, 2017 - 10:28:16 AM

Westport Farmers’ Market Runs a Weekly Get Growing Program for Kids
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Lots of farmers markets boast activities for kids, but none are as organized and child-centered as the Get Growing series of events and contests run by the Westport Farmers’ Market. Each week the market sponsors an activity, craft, or entertainer celebrating fresh, local food, farmers, and kids.
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Jul 11, 2017 - 9:48:10 AM

Stamford Students' Team Wins Prestigious Sikorsky High School Competition
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Lauralton Hall’s engineering team, “The Wright Sisters,” rose to the challenge and won the annual Sikorsky STEM Challenge. Lauralton Hall was the only all-girls school of the eight Connecticut high schools chosen to participate in this yearlong competition to design a repair connection for a broken aileron linkage on an F4U4-Corsair plane.
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Jul 11, 2017 - 9:43:17 AM

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"Dunkirk" in 70mm IMAX exclusively in CT at The Maritime Aquarium
Bridgeport Police Dog Rescues Missing Child
DEEP Reopens Swim Areas at Rocky Neck and Mashamoquet
Connecticut Food Bank Celebrates 20-Year Partnership with ShopRite
PIPPIN to play in Stamford next month
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"Dunkirk" in 70mm IMAX exclusively in CT at The Maritime Aquarium
PIPPIN to play in Stamford next month
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