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QU Poll: More Americans say Church is going their way
Americans like Pope Francis as 18 percent have a “very favorable” opinion of him and 48 percent have a “favorable” opinion, with 10 percent “unfavorable” and 4 percent “very unfavorable,” according to a Quinnipiac University National poll released today.
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Sep 3, 2015 - 6:59:24 AM

Weir Farm National Historic Site Welcomes 4th Grade Students Through Every Kid In a Park Initiative
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Weir Farm National Historic Site invites all 4th grade students to visit the park as part of the White House’s new Every Kid in a Park program. Starting September 1, 4th grade students can go to www.everykidinapark.gov to complete an activity and obtain a voucher for a free annual entry pass to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including national parks.
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Sep 3, 2015 - 3:58:31 AM

New England governors take action on opioid abuse, transportation and heating assistance
On Monday, the Coalition of Northeastern Governors (CONEG), under the leadership of Chair Governor Dannel P. Malloy (CT) and Vice-chair Governor Charlie Baker (MA) took action on three fronts, issuing letters regarding the opioid epidemic, national surface transportation legislation, and Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). More
Sep 3, 2015 - 3:49:48 AM

Sacred Heart welcomes class of 2019
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With 1,316 students, Sacred Heart University’s class of 2019 joins the two previous classes as the largest in Sacred Heart history. In addition to its size, the class is also distinguished by its academic accomplishments as evidenced by an average high school GPA of 3.4, which is the highest ever GPA for an incoming class. The students hail from 13 international countries and 25 states and territories with the most common being New York (36 percent), Connecticut (26percent), New Jersey (17 percent) and Massachusetts (10 percent). Ninety-one percent of the class will live on campus.
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Sep 2, 2015 - 3:54:41 AM

"Run with the Pack" to be Wolf Pack's 2015-16 Theme
Spectra, operators of the XL Center and Hartford Wolf Pack, today announced that “Run with the Pack” will be the slogan for the Wolf Pack’s upcoming 2015-16 season.
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Sep 2, 2015 - 3:40:24 AM

OP-ED: Norwalk Fire Department- a 10 year perspective
First, I am honored to have had the privilege to serve the City of Norwalk as Fire Chief. It has been an experience of a lifetime. Norwalk is a dynamic and exciting place that presented many opportunities and challenges. Personally and professionally, this made every day interesting. My sincere thank you to the community, City departments and partners who have made this journey memorable and life-changing. More
Sep 1, 2015 - 1:06:42 PM

Westport Library to Offer Free HPV Cancer Lecture on September 11
St. Vincent's Medical Center will host a free lecture on "The HPV Cancer Epidemic" on Friday, September 11, 2015 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm at the Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road, Westport. Why should we vaccinate our children? Erich M. Sturgis, MD, MPH, will discuss the need to vaccinate for human papilloma virus (HPV), which can cause cervical and other cancers seldom detected in early stages. More
Sep 1, 2015 - 3:57:30 AM

PPSNE Encourages Women to Schedule Preventive Health Screening
September is both National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month and Planned Parenthood of Southern New England (PPSNE) encourages women of all ages to schedule a preventive health screening.
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Sep 1, 2015 - 3:52:43 AM

Daymond John of ‘Shark Tank’ to discuss how he built his global fashion empire Oct. 6 at Quinnipiac University
Daymond John of ABC’s hit reality business show, “Shark Tank,” will discuss how he went from driving taxi cabs and waiting tables to becoming the CEO and president of FUBU (For Us, By Us), the highly successful American clothing and hip-hop apparel company, when he lectures at Burt Kahn Court at Quinnipiac University, 275 Mount Carmel Ave., at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 6. This event is free and open to the public.
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Sep 1, 2015 - 3:47:16 AM

Westport Electric Car Club invited for Lime Rock return engagement for Historic Festival 33
The Westport Electric Car Club has been invited to exhibit club-member owned EVs at the prestigious “Sunday in the Park” Concours and Gathering of the Marques at the Historic Festival presented by Lime Rock. The Westport Electric Car Club is the only EV club to have been invited to participate in Historic Fest. This is the second appearance by the club at this event.
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Sep 1, 2015 - 3:36:17 AM

One-Night Only Westport Artists' Collective Pop Up Show September 10
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Fifteen local artists will be featured at the Westport Artists' Collective 4th Pop Up exhibition on Thursday, September 10 from 6-8 p.m. at the Westport Arts Center. The one-night event is free and open to the public.
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Aug 31, 2015 - 10:16:51 AM

Local theater celebrates 25th anniversary season
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How do you celebrate a Silver Anniversary? That depends. When you’re a nonprofit theatre company, the best way to celebrate is to continue doing what has kept you going and growing for a quarter of a century! And so, Curtain Call, Stamford’s longest-running and only year-round producing theatre company, is kicking off its 25th anniversary season with a musical that the entire community can enjoy: Disney’s Mary Poppins!
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Aug 28, 2015 - 2:07:51 AM

Westport Country Playhouse's 2016 Season Announced
Lineup includes six productions in five slots: a pair of plays in repertory, two recent Off-Broadway works, a Joe Orton comedy, and a reimagined Lerner and Loewe musical

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Westport Country Playhouse announces its 2016 season, featuring two Tony Award-winning plays in repertory, an Off-Broadway hit, a new thriller by a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, a witty comedy by Joe Orton, and a reimagined musical by Lerner and Loewe. The works will be staged next year from May through October. Under the artistic direction of Mark Lamos, 2016 will mark the Connecticut professional theater’s 86th season. 2016 season subscriptions are now on sale.
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Aug 28, 2015 - 1:46:07 AM

Dr. Jane Goodall to discuss ‘Sowing the Seeds of Hope’ at WCSU in September
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As mainstream and social media have been inundated lately with images of African wildlife taken down by trophy hunters, an outspoken voice for the protection of animals has chimed in on the subject. “I was shocked and outraged to hear the story of Cecil, Zimbabwe’s much loved lion,” said renowned primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall in a statement released on July 29. “… to lure Cecil from the safety of a national park and then to shoot him with a crossbow ...? I have no words to express my repugnance.”
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Aug 28, 2015 - 1:21:30 AM

Stamford Museum & Nature Center Presents Fall Farm to Table Supper with Executive Chef Joe Jenkins of Apogee Events
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The Stamford Museum and Nature Center will be hosting its Fall Farm to Table Supper on Saturday, September 26 at 6 pm and will feature Executive Chef Joe Jenkins of Apogee Events. This exceptional dining experience, sponsored by First County Bank, will take place in the intimate setting of the Bendel Mansion. The evening will begin with artisanal hors d’oeuvres and cocktails to be enjoyed during an exclusive gallery tour with artist and environmental advocate Nancy Judd in her new exhibition, ReDress: Upcycled Style by Nancy Judd.
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Aug 27, 2015 - 1:17:12 AM

SHU announces second annual film festival
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In only its second year, the film & television master’s program (FTMA) at Sacred Heart University is attracting some notable recognition. “I've been to a lot of film festivals, big and small, and I have to say I am really impressed by the lineup of honorees who will be attending,” says Justin Liberman, executive director of the festival and co-director of the University’s FTMA program.
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Aug 27, 2015 - 1:01:51 AM

William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty Lists Former Estate of the Highland Scottish Games in Stamford
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William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty announced today that the firm has listed a restored stone Colonial residence with a rich historic past. Formerly known as Davenport Farm, and later the 68-acre grand Calhoun Estate where the famous Scottish Games were locally held, this property has drawn in a wide audience with its charming appeal through the generations. The home, which is located in North Stamford, Conn., is represented by Stamford agents June Rosenthal and Linda Sentementes, and offered at $2,495,000.
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Aug 26, 2015 - 2:59:16 PM

Wilton Girl Scout Gold Award Recipient Presents 50 Trauma Dolls to the Pediatric Department at Norwalk Hospital
Michelle Garvey of Wilton (pictured center) shares the results of her service project to earn a Girl Scout’s Gold Award with staff at Norwalk Hospital.  From left are: Maureen Vita, Carol Bauer, Kathleen Tighe,
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Michelle Garvey, Jill Immermann, and Madeline Eicas.  Michelle graduated last spring from Wilton High School.  The project that she selected to positively impact the community was to make trauma dolls for the Pediatric Department at the hospital.  With the help of Christie's Quilting Boutique and the New Canaan Sewing Group and members of the community, she recently presented 50 dolls to the hospital.  The dolls will be used by staff as education tools and can also be given for recreation purposes to pediatric patients who can draw faces on them with special markers, also provided as part of this project.
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Aug 26, 2015 - 1:00:10 AM

Local Scout Completes Project at AuerFarm to Earn Eagle Badge
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The 120-acres of the 4-H Education Center at Auerfarm in Bloomfield includes numerous hiking trails. After Boy Scout Samuel Alan Bitzer of Simsbury led a group of 10 Scouts on a hike up the Cider Hill Road Trail on the farm, he gained inspiration for his Eagle Scout community service project.
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Aug 25, 2015 - 1:57:26 AM

CPR Volunteers Visit Capitol for CPR in Schools Bill Signing
American Heart Association volunteers recently attended the ceremonial signing for SB 962, which requires local and regional Boards of Education to provide CPR training to all students before they graduate as part of the health and safety curriculum.
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Aug 25, 2015 - 1:46:13 AM

Wolf Pack announce 2015-16 preseason schedule
Spectra, operators of the XL Center and Hartford Wolf Pack, today announced the Wolf Pack’s 2015-16 preseason schedule.
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Aug 24, 2015 - 4:14:40 PM

Sound Tigers announce 2015-16 preseason schedule
The Bridgeport Sound Tigers today announced their 2015-2016 preseason schedule.
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Aug 24, 2015 - 4:12:45 PM

Stamford's Ferguson Library to add hours at Harry Bennett Branch
Thanks to a generous donation, the Harry Bennett Branch of The Ferguson Library will add Thursday hours beginning September 3, restoring service to the branch five days a week. The donation was a gift from a library user who wishes to remain anonymous.
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Aug 24, 2015 - 10:56:28 AM

State Mosquito Program Reports Increase in Mosquitoes Testing Positive for West Nile Virus
Residents are urged to take precautions to avoid mosquito bites

The State Mosquito Management Program announced Friday that an increasing number of mosquitoes trapped and tested by the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station are positive for West Nile virus (WNV). Residents are cautioned that August and September are generally the months when people are at the highest risk of acquiring WNV infections in Connecticut.
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Aug 24, 2015 - 10:50:25 AM

The Power of a Pumpkin Can Save a Life Sept 26-27
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For six generations, the Brown family has been farming in Windsor, employing countless local young people who have become part of their family. So when lifelong patron of the farm Joe Ferolano received a life-saving kidney transplant 2 years ago, Brown’s Harvest added LifeChoice Donor Services to the numerous charities they support. To encourage Connecticut residents to become organ, eye and tissue donors, Brown’s Harvest is hosting “The Power of a Pumpkin to Save a Life” on Saturday, September 26th and Sunday September 27th from 10 am – 6 pm.
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Aug 24, 2015 - 1:47:37 AM

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QU Poll: More Americans say Church is going their way
Weir Farm National Historic Site Welcomes 4th Grade Students Through Every Kid In a Park Initiative
New England governors take action on opioid abuse, transportation and heating assistance
Sacred Heart welcomes class of 2019
"Run with the Pack" to be Wolf Pack's 2015-16 Theme
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Weir Farm National Historic Site Welcomes 4th Grade Students Through Every Kid In a Park Initiative
Local theater celebrates 25th anniversary season
Westport Country Playhouse's 2016 Season Announced
Stamford Museum & Nature Center Presents Fall Farm to Table Supper with Executive Chef Joe Jenkins of Apogee Events
SHU announces second annual film festival



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