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Curtain Call seeks large cast for Tony Award-winning musical
Curtain Call's final show of the season will be the 1984 Tony Award-winning musical, Big River. Based on the Mark Twain novel from 100 years earlier, "Huckleberry Finn", Big River won Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Book and Best Score, among others.
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Mar 22, 2019 - 5:50:43 AM

Lamont and Congressional delegation announce $5.8 million federal grant to support CT's efforts against the opioid crisis
Governor Ned Lamont and the members of Connecticut’s Congressional delegation on Thursday announced that the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) is receiving a $5.8 million federal grant that will be used to enhance the state’s efforts to fight the opioid crisis.
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Mar 22, 2019 - 5:45:22 AM

WWE Signs 16-Year Lease for Stamford Downtown Property
The City of Stamford is pleased to announce the WWE has signed a 16-year lease for the 677 Washington Boulevard property managed by George Comfort & Sons.
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Mar 22, 2019 - 5:34:47 AM

American Family Care Hosts Grand Opening VIP Reception in Torrington
March 22, 2019- American Family Care Urgent Care (AFC) Owners Tom Kelly and Ron Krippner officially opened their seventh Connecticut location with a ribbon cutting ceremony in Torrington on March 14th. Afterwards, Torrington Mayor Elinor Carbone, members of the Northwest Connecticut Chamber of Commerce, and over 50 invited healthcare professionals and business leaders, enjoyed a reception with gourmet refreshments.
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Mar 21, 2019 - 11:38:34 PM

Lamont applauds momentum for supporting working families as paid family and medical leave bill is approved in committee
Governor Ned Lamont is applauding the General Assembly’s labor committee for voting today to approve legislation he introduced that will establish a paid family and medical leave program in the state. The concept is gaining momentum, the governor said, because people understand that workers shouldn’t need to struggle with a choice between their jobs and their health, a new child, or a difficult family situation.
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Mar 21, 2019 - 5:57:51 PM

Stamford Symphony Announces Dr. Janey Choi, as the First Director of Community Engagement and Education
Russell Jones, President and CEO of Stamford Symphony announced Dr. Janey Choi as the first Director of Community Engagement and Education. As she joins the organization, her initial challenge will be to re-imagine the strategy for all the community and education work that the Stamford Symphony produces. Within her purview, she will facilitate opportunities for the Orchestra to engage with the wider Fairfield County communities and school systems, and bring new audiences to our concerts.
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Mar 21, 2019 - 5:56:11 PM

Dos and Don'ts for parents when searching for a summer camp
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Searching for the perfect summer camp for your child? Here are some dos and don'ts that should help you focus your quest and pick wisely.
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Mar 21, 2019 - 7:07:33 AM

Sixth Annual Norwalk LitCrawl to Benefit Norwalk Reads
Save the date Tuesday, April 9, for the sixth annual Norwalk LitCrawl, which this year will benefit Norwalk Reads. Once again the Norwalk Public Library asks for your help to further the arts in Norwalk and to celebrate April, poetry month, by reading a poem at one of our LitCrawl venues. This year’s event will also feature the announcement of Norwalk’s new Poet Laureate.
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Mar 20, 2019 - 7:31:01 AM

Stamford to host area premiere for Tony Award-winning musical
It's a little bit murder mystery, it's a little bit love story and it's a lot of laughs. That's how Curtain Call describes the area premiere of the 2014 Tony Award-winning Best Musical, A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER playing in The Kweskin Theatre, March 29 through April 27. (The musical also captured the BEST BOOK Tony Award, among others.)
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Mar 20, 2019 - 7:27:17 AM

GasBuddy: Surging Gas Prices Rise to Highest Level in Months
GasBuddy, the only company connecting drivers with their Perfect Pit Stop, today reports that the national average price of gasoline has risen 35 cents per gallon since January to $2.58 per gallon and now stands at its highest level since November as seasonal changes and refinery problems push prices higher. Yet as prices rise across the country, the pain has not been equal from state-to-state.
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Mar 20, 2019 - 7:25:41 AM

Housatonic Community College Announces One Book, One College Events: March 25-28
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Housatonic Community College (HCC) is proud to announce a series of events associated with the third annual HCC One Book, One College program. The book, Never Look An American In the Eye: A Memoir of Flying Turtles, Colonial Ghosts, and the Making of a Nigerian American, is by Connecticut author and past Connecticut Book Award winner, Okey Ndibe, and details his transition into becoming an African-American from Nigeria.
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Mar 18, 2019 - 5:49:40 AM

Volunteer with the Norwalk Health Department
The Norwalk Health Department needs adults who live or work in the Norwalk and New Canaan areas for key positions on its Emergency Response Team (ERT). This team of volunteers—which includes people with both medical and non-medical backgrounds—donates their time and expertise to prepare for and respond to emergencies and to promote healthy living year-round.
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Mar 18, 2019 - 5:46:50 AM

Sound Tigers 4, Thunderbirds 0
The Bridgeport Sound Tigers (37-20-5-2), proud AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, began a season-long eight-game homestand with a 4-0 victory against the Springfield Thunderbirds (27-26-7-5) on Sunday, their first game back at Webster Bank Arena since Feb. 24.
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Mar 17, 2019 - 11:47:01 PM

AARP Connecticut Voices Concern about Governor Budget Proposal
AARP Connecticut went in front of members of the Finance, Revenue & Bonding Committee on Friday, March 15, to voice concern about SB 877 (an Act Concerning Revenue Items to Implement the Governor’s Budget), which calls for a repeal of the bipartisan income tax relief promise for social security recipients, and those with pensions and annuity income. Most incumbent legislators of both parties promoted their affirmative vote to repeal this tax during the 2018 campaigns.
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Mar 17, 2019 - 5:19:28 AM

Bears 5, Sound Tigers 1
The Bridgeport Sound Tigers (36-20-5-2), proud AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, ended their five-game road trip with a 5-1 loss to the Hershey Bears (35-22-3-4) at Giant Center on Saturday.
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Mar 17, 2019 - 12:16:57 AM

Hartford Wolf Pack 5, Utica Comets 3
Ryan Gropp scored twice, and Adam Huska made 25 saves for his first professional win Saturday night at the Adirondack Bank Center, as the Hartford Wolf Pack defeated the Utica Comets, 5-3.
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Mar 17, 2019 - 12:15:43 AM

SPEF’s 12th Annual Excellence in Education Awards Honors Barbara Dalio, NatWest Markets and 20 Extraordinary Educators
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It will be an evening of celebration and inspiration at the Stamford Public Education Foundation’ s 12th annual 2019 Excellence in Education Awards, where community leaders and educators will be honored for their commitment to public education. The event is taking place on Thursday, March 21st at the Sheraton Stamford Hotel (700 East Main Street, Stamford, CT) from 5:30 to 9:00 pm. Tickets are available by visiting www.spefct.org or calling 203-965-7733.
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Mar 15, 2019 - 6:31:30 AM

Ridgefield Thrift Shop helps get the Ridgefield Ramble ready for construction
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The Ridgefield Thrift Shop has granted $8,000 to the Norwalk River Valley Trail (NRVT) to help fund the costs of surveying, engineering and permitting for the Ridgefield Ramble, the NRVT’s first section in town.
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Mar 15, 2019 - 6:28:29 AM

Blumenthal applauds House passage of resolution in support of special counsel transparency
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), co-author of the Special Counsel Transparency Act, released the following statement after the House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly in favor of a resolution in support of ensuring that the work of Justice Department Special Counsels is made available to both Congress and the public.
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Mar 15, 2019 - 6:26:13 AM

Gregory Peck stars in To Kill A Mockingbird on the big screen at The Ridgefield Playhouse on March 27
Experience one of the most significant milestones in film history with a special one-night screening of To Kill a Mockingbird at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Wednesday, March 27 at 7pm. Screen legend Gregory Peck stars as courageous Southern lawyer Atticus Finch in the Academy Award-winning performance hailed by the American Film Institute as the Greatest Movie Hero of All Time. Based on Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about innocence, strength and conviction and nominated for 8 Academy Awards, watch it and remember why, “It’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” This special Fathom Events presentation includes exclusive insight from Turner Classic Movies and is part of the Cohen & Wolf, P.C. Movie Series.
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Mar 15, 2019 - 6:23:11 AM

Avangrid Foundation Honors Longstanding American Red Cross Partnership with $250,000 Donation
Executive Robert Kump joins Connecticut Board of Directors

The Avangrid Foundation announced on Tuesday an additional $250,000 gift to The American Red Cross in support of its Disaster Responder Program. This is the second monetary gift provided by the foundation, resulting in a total program contribution of $500,000. Additionally, Robert Kump, Avangrid Foundation Board Director and Chief Executive Officer – Avangrid Networks, has joined the Red Cross Board of Directors in Connecticut.
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Mar 14, 2019 - 10:47:46 AM

Eversource Investing $83 Million in Tree Trimming Across Connecticut to Enhance Reliability for Customers
Work scheduled along more than 4,000 miles of electric lines around the state

New Englanders have seen firsthand how devastating Mother Nature can be. Last year’s back-to-back nor’easters and destructive tornadoes brought down tens of thousands of trees in Connecticut, causing extensive damage to the electric system and power outages for customers. To fortify the electric distribution system against such extreme weather, Eversource works year-round to execute its comprehensive tree maintenance program. The energy company is investing approximately $83 million this year in tree trimming and hazardous tree removal to enhance reliability for customers throughout Connecticut.
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Mar 14, 2019 - 5:43:48 AM

Sacred Heart University doctoral student publishes financial planning guide
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Ross Riskin, a student in the doctor of business administration (DBA) in finance program at Sacred Heart University, recently published a guide on education planning for certified public accountants (CPAs) and financial planners.
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Mar 13, 2019 - 10:50:57 AM

Governor Lamont visits Route 1 Bridge Project over I-95
Stamford Mayor David Martin, Governor Ned Lamont, Department of Transportation Deputy Commissioner Anna Barry and other state and local officials visited the bridge replacement project at exit 9 on I-95 in Stamford on Monday, advising Connecticut commuters to anticipate detours in June as the result of upcoming work.
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Mar 13, 2019 - 10:49:50 AM

Second annual Norwalk City Hunt
An Entertaining and Interactive Afternoon of Clues, Challenges, and a Race to the After Party!

Norwalk Now presents Norwalk City Hunt, an interactive “Amazing Race” throughout the Wall Street and SoNo neighborhoods of Norwalk, CT. This high-spirited afternoon of clues and challenges takes place Saturday, April 27 with a meet-up time of 10:30 AM at O’Neill’s Irish Pub.
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Mar 13, 2019 - 10:41:57 AM

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MORE LOCAL HEADLINES
Curtain Call seeks large cast for Tony Award-winning musical
Lamont and Congressional delegation announce $5.8 million federal grant to support CT's efforts against the opioid crisis
WWE Signs 16-Year Lease for Stamford Downtown Property
American Family Care Hosts Grand Opening VIP Reception in Torrington
Lamont applauds momentum for supporting working families as paid family and medical leave bill is approved in committee
ENTERTAINMENT HEADLINES
Curtain Call seeks large cast for Tony Award-winning musical
Stamford Symphony Announces Dr. Janey Choi, as the First Director of Community Engagement and Education
Sixth Annual Norwalk LitCrawl to Benefit Norwalk Reads
Stamford to host area premiere for Tony Award-winning musical
Gregory Peck stars in To Kill A Mockingbird on the big screen at The Ridgefield Playhouse on March 27



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