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Lamont: Education Week ranks CT schools among top three in nation on chance-for-success index
Governor Ned Lamont and State Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona on Wednesday highlighted the release of a report from independent news organization Education Week that ranks Connecticut’s education system in the top three among the 50 states and the District of Columbia when it comes to providing opportunities for success throughout an individual’s lifetime. More
Jan 24, 2020 - 5:59:36 AM

Drag Queen Story Time Returns to Norwalk PL January 26
Norwalk Public Library welcomes back Drag Queen Story Time presented by Troupe429, on Sunday, January 26, at 3 p.m., in the Main Auditorium, located at 1 Belden Avenue, Norwalk. This program is free and open to children, teens and adults of all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult, please. Registration is not required.
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Jan 24, 2020 - 5:58:20 AM

Lamont announces Andrea Barton Reeves named CEO of the Connecticut Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Authority
Governor Ned Lamont on Thursday announced that Andrea Barton Reeves has been selected by the Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Authority’s board of directors to serve as the authority’s first chief executive officer.
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Jan 24, 2020 - 5:10:27 AM

Josephine Sanges sings Harold Arlen at the Magnolia Room
BJ RYAN’S MAGNOLIA ROOM – Fairfield County’s newest intimate cabaret venue – will present, direct from a successful NYC run, JOSEPHINE SANGES (2019 MAC Award winner, 2018 La Mott Friedman Award winner, and recipient of the 2017 Mabel Mercer Foundation’s Margaret Whiting Award) in her critically acclaimed Harold Arlen tribute show, COME RAIN OR COME SHINE for one night only Friday, January 31 at 8:00 pm. John Cook will serve as Music Director with Jeff Harnar as Director.
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Jan 24, 2020 - 2:31:15 AM

Inspirational Survivor and TEDx Speaker Discusses Memoir at Bernard’s Restaurant Author Luncheon Series
Fifteen years ago, enjoying lunch out at a local restaurant - let alone lunch at all -  would been an impossibility for Westport resident Amy Oestreicher. Today, the author is thrilled to share a prix fixe lunch with the community while discussing her newly released memoir My Beautiful Detour: An Unthinkable Journey from Gutless to Grateful as part of the Author Luncheon Series at Bernard's Restaurant. Growing up in the area, Oestreicher was “your everyday teenager.” At nearly 18, she was headed for her prom, college, then hopefully, Broadway, until a blood clot caused her stomach to literally explode, setting her off course. Amy slipped into a coma for months, only to emerge to be told she may never eat or drink again, while coming to terms with a long-kept secret — that she was sexually abused by a trusted mentor. After twenty-eight surgeries and nearly seven years unable to eat or drink anything by mouth, Amy’s digestive system was miraculously surgically reconstructed, and the ability to savor food once again is a joy for which Oestreicher is infinitely grateful.
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Jan 24, 2020 - 12:08:16 AM

Stamford High School Juniors Allie Findeisen and Panos Ketonis Achieved Perfect ACT Scores
Four Stamford Public Schools Students Now Among the Few Perfect Scorers

Stamford Public Schools (SPS) announced that Stamford High School (SHS) Juniors Allie Findeisen and Panos Ketonis earned the highest possible composite score of 36 on the ACT standardized test used for college admissions, which they took in December.
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Jan 23, 2020 - 5:54:47 AM

Minks to Sinks Presents Check to Family & Children’s Agency
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Members of Minks to Sinks gathered at their annual meeting Wednesday, January 22, to present Family & Children’s Agency (FCA) a check commemorating the $90,000 the organization’s tag sales raised for the nonprofit in 2019.
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Jan 23, 2020 - 5:52:39 AM

SBA Recognizes FY19 Most Active Surety Companies and Agencies
The U.S. Small Business Administration announced on Wednesday its most active surety companies and agencies for fiscal year 2019, which contributed to increases in the Surety Bond Guarantee (SBG) Program’s activity. More
Jan 23, 2020 - 5:49:48 AM

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Features Talk by Carol Anderson on Voter Suppression at Westport Country Playhouse on Sunday, January 19
Free event is co-sponsored by The Westport Library, Westport Country Playhouse, Westport/Weston Interfaith Council, Westport/Weston Interfaith Clergy, and TEAM Westport

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“Voter Suppression in America” was the topic of keynote speaker Dr. Carol Anderson, historian, educator, and New York Times bestselling author, at the 14th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration on Sunday, January 19, at 3 p.m., at Westport Country Playhouse. The event was free-of-charge and open to the public.
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Jan 21, 2020 - 8:33:24 AM

A New Young Writers’ Competition entitled, What in the Mansion is This? to be launched at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum
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The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will launch its seventh annual Young Writers’ Competition on February 17, 2020. The competition entitled, What in The Mansion is This?, will end on June 5, 2020 with an awards ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. The competition is open to all third-eighth grade students in the Tri-state area.
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Jan 21, 2020 - 8:29:24 AM

Stamford Museum and Nature Center welcomes Thomas D. Mangelsen
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On January 16, the Stamford Museum & Nature Center welcomed more than 250 guests of all ages to meet prolific American nature photographer and conservationist, Thomas D. Mangelsen, at the opening reception “Thomas D. Mangelsen – A Life in the Wild.” Produced by David J. Wagner, LLC, the exhibition features 40 arresting photographs from a body of work amassed over four decades traveling to the wildest corners of North America, Africa and beyond.
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Jan 18, 2020 - 1:46:44 AM

Sound Tigers 2, Bruins 1
Coreau makes season-high 43 saves in tough win on the road

Jared Coreau made a season-high 43 saves in one of his best results of the year on Friday, backstopping the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (15-22-4-1), American Hockey League affiliate of the New York Islanders, to a 2-1 victory against the Providence Bruins (22-16-1-2) at Dunkin’ Donuts Center.
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Jan 17, 2020 - 10:44:21 PM

Utica Comets 6, Hartford Wolf Pack 3
Justin Bailey scored a hat trick for a second straight game for the Utica Comets Friday night at the Adirondack Bank Center at the Utica Memorial Auditorium, as the Comets defeated the Hartford Wolf Pack, 6-3, in the second of a pair of games between the two teams this week in Utica.
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Jan 17, 2020 - 10:42:51 PM

Stamford Celebrates Productive Year in 2019
Stamford Mayor David Martin commended City staff for completing key projects and initiatives throughout 2019. Many projects completed by the City of Stamford reflect Mayor Martin’s commitment to responsible City management, planning for the future, and modernizing Stamford.
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Jan 17, 2020 - 3:57:23 PM

STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way Announces Martin Luther King Day of Service To Address Local Food Insecurity with $10,000 Grant
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On Wednesday January 8, STAR, Inc. Lighting the Way… hosted a spirited kickoff event for their upcoming Martin Luther King Day of Service 2020 at STAR Headquarters, 182 Wolfpit Avenue, Norwalk.  STAR recently received a $10,000 grant from The Arc-US and Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to create a collaborative program between STAR and community partners, Open Doors and Person-to-Person, to address local food insecurity and hunger. This new STAR initiative will honor the work of Dr. Martin Luther King on this 25th Anniversary of the MLK Day of Service with the intention of making it a sustainable effort and mindset that lasts 24-7-365. STAR Executive Director Katie Banzhaf said, “We were pleased to receive this generous grant from The Arc US and CNCS to help launch what we plan to be an ongoing program of community outreach that includes people with disabilities assisting to help resolve a local need. STAR participants who are typically on the receiving end of community goodwill will be given a chance to pay it forward and make a meaningful impact.”
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Jan 17, 2020 - 5:29:30 AM

Save The Date: Stamford Senior Center's Lives Blossom Fundraiser on April 30, 2020
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The Stamford Senior Center invites you to save the date for their annual ‘Lives Blossom’ event on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 6pm at the Stamford Marriott Hotel.
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Jan 16, 2020 - 5:34:43 AM

ElderHouse Launches the New Year Announcing its Star Lineup for the7th Annual Dancing With the Stars Benefit Gala
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It’s time again to polish the mirror ball and sweep the dance floor in preparation for ElderHouse’s annual fundraising event, Dancing with the Stars. Eight local business leaders put their dance shoes on at the kickoff event on January 7, 2020 at Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Norwalk where the star lineup was announced. Paired with professional dance instructors from Fred Astaire, lessons will begin in preparation for the dance competition being held Saturday, March 21, 2020, from 6:00pm to 11:00pm, at Rolling Hills Country Club in Wilton, CT.
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Jan 14, 2020 - 5:41:55 AM

DPH: Newborn screening for rare potentially fatal genetic disorder began January 1 2020
The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) on Friday is reporting that the state public health laboratory in Rocky Hill has begun to conduct newborn screening tests for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), a rare genetic disorder that can result in loss of nerve and muscle control, and can be fatal. The newborn screening began January 1, 2020 to comply with a new state law passed in 2019 requiring DPH to conduct newborn screening for the condition. It is estimated that SMA afflicts 1 in 11,000 Connecticut residents. People with SMA have a change in a specific gene that prevents it from making enough of the protein that nerve cells need to survive. The disorder was recently added to the Federal Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children’s Recommended Uniform Screening Panel (RUSP).
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Jan 13, 2020 - 5:47:50 AM

Brubeck Collection Comes Home to Wilton
Wilton Library and the family of the late jazz legend Dave Brubeck announced tonight that the Brubeck Collection, formerly housed at University of the Pacific in California, has found its way home to Wilton Library. The collection is a treasure trove of musical recordings, correspondence, legal and business documents, photographs, manuscripts, and memorabilia from Dave and Iola Brubeck, two of contemporary jazz’s greatest contributors.
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Jan 13, 2020 - 5:37:23 AM

Norwalk tax payment deadline is Monday, February 3, 2020
Norwalk Tax Collector’s office shares important information about tax bills

The Norwalk Tax Collector’s office reminds taxpayers that they have until Monday, February 3, 2020, to pay their property tax bills for real estate, motor vehicle, business personal property, and sewer use charges.
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Jan 13, 2020 - 5:05:29 AM

Sound Tigers 6, Rocket 4
Koivula's first hat trick vaults Bridgeport to a season-high six goals in win

Otto Koivula scored his first American Hockey League hat trick on Sunday and propelled the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (14-22-4-1), proud affiliate of the New York Islanders, to a 6-4 win against the Laval Rocket (20-16-3-1) at Webster Bank Arena.
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Jan 12, 2020 - 9:33:32 PM

Pequot Library now accepting entries for its first ever 'Edible Book Festival'
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Moby Duck? For Whom the Bell Pepper Tolls? Punsters, this is your time to shine. Pequot Library is currently accepting entries for its first ever Edible Book Festival, which will be held on Saturday, February 1 in conjunction with Take Your Child to the Library Day.
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Jan 10, 2020 - 6:27:00 AM

Free Advanced Manufacturing Boot Camp at HCC Enrolling Female Students
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Women can now get a head start on their career with the Housatonic Community College (HCC) Advanced Manufacturing Boot Camp. This free, three-week training program begins January 13, 2020, and gives women who are interested in pursuing a career in the manufacturing industry a starting foundation in these technical skills.
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Jan 9, 2020 - 1:18:16 PM

Lamont, AT&T announce public/private partnership to enhance service on New Haven line
Governor Ned Lamont on Monday joined executives from AT&T at a news conference in Norwalk to announce the launch of a new public-private partnership that will allow for the deployment of cutting-edge technology along the New Haven Line – the busiest commuter rail line in the United States – from New Haven to Connecticut’s western border that will vastly enhance and improve the traveling experience of commuters.
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Jan 9, 2020 - 5:47:53 AM

Dr. John M. Murphy, President and CEO of Nuvance Health Named “Business Person of the Year”
Dr. Murphy once again recognized for his leadership role in healthcare

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Dr. John M. Murphy, president and CEO of Nuvance Health, has been named the inaugural Business Person of the Year by Westfair Business Publications for advocating on behalf of the healthcare industry and patient care on the local, state, and national level.
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Jan 8, 2020 - 5:40:18 AM

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