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Malloy: Dr. Jones-Taylor will continue leading OEC
Governor Dannel P. Malloy on Friday announced that he will re-appoint Dr. Myra Jones-Taylor as Commissioner of Office of Early Childhood (OEC) when his second term in office begins on January 7, 2015.
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Dec 20, 2014 - 4:10:18 AM

DEEP: $5,000 Reward for Information on Bald Eagle Shot in Rocky Hill
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s Environmental Conservation Police and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are asking the public for information about a bald eagle that was shot in Rocky Hill. The Humane Society of the United States and The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible.
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Dec 19, 2014 - 6:05:36 PM

Malloy, congressional members visit child care center in Torrington
Torrington Slated to Receive 80 New and Improved High-Quality Preschool Spaces Thanks to Federal Grant

Governor Dannel P. Malloy, joined by U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Christopher Murphy, U.S. Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, Commissioner of the Office of Early Childhood Dr. Myra Jones-Taylor, and local officials, this afternoon visited Torrington Child Care Center, Inc., an high-quality preschool program in Torrington slated to receive 80 new and improved high-quality preschool spaces as part of a recently awarded federal grant. The grant, funded by the U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services, will provide the state with $12.5 million in discretionary federal funding to expand high-quality preschool in Connecticut.
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Dec 19, 2014 - 6:02:02 PM

Jepsen: State Joins National Settlement with T-Mobile Over Data Cramming Allegations
Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) Commissioner William M. Rubenstein announced today that Connecticut, along with 49 other states and the District of Columbia, has reached a settlement with mobile telephone company T-Mobile USA to resolve allegations that the company improperly engaged in "data cramming."
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Dec 19, 2014 - 5:00:35 PM

Helping Hands Club Donate Coloring Kits for Pediatric Patients at Danbury Hospital
The Helping Hands Club at Fraser Woods Montessori School in Newtown has donated 50 coloring kits to the Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN) to benefit pediatric patients at Danbury Hospital.
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Dec 19, 2014 - 3:58:51 PM

Malloy: Pitkin will retire from DoB
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he has been informed by Department of Banking Commissioner Howard Pitkin that he intends to retire in January following nearly 40 years of service with the state agency.
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Dec 19, 2014 - 3:56:56 PM

Santa Drives Fire Truck To Donate Hundreds Of Toys To Stamford Children
On Saturday, December 20 at 1:30pm, members of the Stamford Professional Fire Fighters Association (SPFFA) will depart from the Drill Field at 148 Magee Avenue on an antique fire truck driven by Santa to deliver toys to children across Stamford. Hundreds of toys will be given away to the Franklin Street Shelter, the Salvation Army, the Wilson Food Pantry, pediatric patients at Stamford Hospital and selected families in response to Dear Santa letters.
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Dec 19, 2014 - 3:54:23 PM

First ever online gift auction at Curtain Call
For almost 25 years, Curtain Call, Stamford's longest-running and only arts organization producing year-round live theatre programming has given the greater Stamford area the gift of live theatre throughout the year.
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Dec 19, 2014 - 8:31:38 AM

Women Empowering Women: Panel of Speakers Announced
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The Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling and Education (The Center) on Monday announced it will be presenting its 3rd Annual Women Empowering Women forum on Wednesday, February 25th, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm at the Stamford Marriott Hotel and Spa (243 Tresser Blvd., Stamford, CT). This year’s panel discussion, entitled “Building Your Personal Brand,” will be moderated by Rebecca Surran, Emmy Award-Winning Anchor at News 12 Connecticut.
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Dec 19, 2014 - 5:27:13 AM

Fairfield Museum Holiday Express Train Show on view through December
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The Fairfield Museum and History Center is offering extended hours for its annual Holiday Express Train Show through the holidays as well as a full lineup of special family programs throughout the month, including a real Steam Train display, Choo Choo story times, and Build-a-Train workshops.
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Dec 18, 2014 - 5:50:31 AM

The Millionaires's Unit. Documentary film at Greenwich Historical Society
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The Greenwich Historical Society is hosting a special screening of The Millionaires' Unit on January 29 in conjunction with the current exhibition Greenwich Faces the Great War. The story follows an elite group of college students from Yale who formed a private air militia in preparation for America's entry into WWI. Known as the First Yale Unit and dubbed "the millionaires' unit" by the New York press, they became the founding squadron of the U.S. Naval Air Reserve and were among the first from the United States to enter the Great War.
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Dec 18, 2014 - 5:25:19 AM

Malloy, Wyman, Congressional delegation applaud $45Million healthcare award to Connecticut
Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman, Governor Dannel P. Malloy, and the state’s Congressional delegation applauded the announcement on Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarding Connecticut $45 million to test health care payment and delivery models. This funding builds upon the State Innovation Model (SIM) design grant that Connecticut received in March 2013 to develop a State Healthcare Innovation Plan, which was completed in December 2013.
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Dec 17, 2014 - 8:37:36 PM

OPINION: Taking the Entrepreneurial Approach to Philanthropy
Individuals and corporations in Connecticut are among the most generous in the country when it comes to supporting non-profit organizations.
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Dec 17, 2014 - 5:18:36 PM

O’Neill Opposes Sewer & Water Rate Hikes Proposed for Heritage Village
Representative Arthur J. O’Neill (R-69) has registered his opposition to a proposal which would mean a significant increase in the rates paid by residents of Southbury’s Heritage Village for sewer and water services. The Heritage Village Water Company is asking the state’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) to allow an increase of 73.2% for its sewer customers. The company says it is needed to offset a government-mandated upgrade to its treatment facility. In addition, they are seeking a 5.07% increase in water rates.
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Dec 17, 2014 - 10:17:03 AM

Vehicle Owners Reminded to Pay Property Taxes, Get Emissions Tests
The Department of Motor Vehicles is reminding vehicle owners to pay delinquent property taxes and get overdue emissions tests done before renewing the registrations on their vehicles.
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Dec 17, 2014 - 10:10:09 AM

Celebrate the final days of Titanic exhibition at Mystic
Since April 2012, Mystic Aquarium has had the honor of telling the compelling stories of both the tragedy of the Titanic and the triumph of Dr. Robert Ballard, who discovered the wreckage of the RMS Titanic in 1985. Mystic Aquarium’s “Titanic - 12,450 Feet Below” Exhibit has allowed visitors to experience both the emotional and scientific journey of the Titanic.
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Dec 17, 2014 - 5:22:52 AM

Malloy reappoints Palmer as commissioner of DOL
Governor Dannel P. Malloy on Tuesday announced that he intends to reappoint Sharon Palmer as Commissioner of the Department of Labor (CTDOL) when his second term in office begins on January 7, 2015.
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Dec 16, 2014 - 10:52:34 PM

Greater Springfield Reliability Transmission Project Earns Third National Award
Engineering News-Record (ENR) on Tuesday recognized Northeast Utilities’ Greater Springfield Reliability Project (GSRP) as the Best Overall Construction Project in New England. The award, announced at an ENR hosted ceremony in Boston, comes on the heels of GSRP also being named Best Energy/Industrial Project in New England by ENR, and recognized by The Edison Electric Institute for accomplishments in safety, innovation and teamwork.
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Dec 16, 2014 - 10:40:11 PM

DMV’s Danbury and Old Saybrook Offices to Curtail Hours for Staff Training This Week
The Department of Motor Vehicles Danbury Office, located at 2 Lee Mac Avenue, will be closed on Wednesday (tomorrow), December 17, from 7:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. due to staff training for the Drive Only License program. The office will open to the public at 1 p.m. and close at its regularly scheduled time of 4 p.m.
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Dec 16, 2014 - 10:15:29 PM

Wolf Pack announces player moves
Jeff Malcolm, Vinny Saponari Returned to Greenville, Henrik Tallinder Released from PTO

Hartford Wolf Pack general manager Jim Schoenfeld today announced three Wolf Pack roster deletions.
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Dec 16, 2014 - 10:14:15 PM

Malloy: DCP commissioner will retire in January
Governor Dannel P. Malloy on Monday announced that he has been informed by Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) Commissioner William M. Rubenstein that he intends to retire in January.
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Dec 16, 2014 - 5:20:00 PM

Malloy reappoints Klee as commissioner of DEEP
Governor Dannel P. Malloy on Monday announced that he intends to re-appoint Rob Klee as Commissioner of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) when his second term in office begins on January 7, 2015.
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Dec 16, 2014 - 5:04:19 PM

Merrill Dedicates 2014 Blue Book to the Hartford Courant
Secretary of the State Denise Merrill on Monday announced that the 2014 State Register and Manual, otherwise known as the “Blue Book,” is dedicated to The Hartford Courant, the nation’s oldest continuously published newspaper, celebrating 250 years in publication this year. The 2014 State Register and Manual also contains special sections remembering the life and contributions of former Connecticut State Treasurer Gerald Lamb, the first African-American to be elected to the position of State Treasurer in American history, who passed away earlier this year at the age of 80; and Air Force Staff Sergeant Todd J. Lobraico Jr. of Sherman who was killed in the line of duty in Afghanistan on September 5, 2013. Secretary Merrill also paid tribute to the dual 2014 NCAA National Champion University of Connecticut Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams, and the 50th anniversary of the enactment of the Federal Civil Rights Act. (A copy of the full 2014 ‘Blue Book’ dedication is attached to this news release).
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Dec 16, 2014 - 1:01:47 PM

Sportscenter Helping Hands Initiative Helps 14 Local Families
The SportsCenter of Connecticut in Shelton has been a staple in the community for years that loves to give back to the people who mean so much to them. This year, they took it a step further, giving back to those in need for the holiday season.
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Dec 16, 2014 - 11:58:35 AM

Coast Guard Foundation Chosen Charity on Celebrity Apprentice
The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and welfare of Coast Guard members and their families, announced today that this season, Sig Hansen, captain of the F/V Northwestern and star of Discovery’s Deadliest Catch, has selected the Foundation to be his designated charity on NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice.
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Dec 16, 2014 - 11:48:53 AM

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Malloy: Dr. Jones-Taylor will continue leading OEC
DEEP: $5,000 Reward for Information on Bald Eagle Shot in Rocky Hill
Malloy, congressional members visit child care center in Torrington
Jepsen: State Joins National Settlement with T-Mobile Over Data Cramming Allegations
Helping Hands Club Donate Coloring Kits for Pediatric Patients at Danbury Hospital
ENTERTAINMENT HEADLINES
Santa Drives Fire Truck To Donate Hundreds Of Toys To Stamford Children
First ever online gift auction at Curtain Call
Fairfield Museum Holiday Express Train Show on view through December
The Millionaires's Unit. Documentary film at Greenwich Historical Society
Celebrate the final days of Titanic exhibition at Mystic



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