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NCC President David L. Levinson to retire June 30, 2019
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On June 30, 2019, David L. Levinson, Ph.D. will be retiring from his positions as President of Norwalk Community College (NCC) and Vice President of Community Colleges for the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system (CSCU). A Westport resident, Dr. Levinson will preside over the college’s commencement ceremony on May 21, 2019.
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Jan 15, 2019 - 6:04:32 AM

As Opioid Crisis Takes Its Toll on CT Employers, DPH offers Workplace Policy Change To Reduce Substance Abuse Impacts To Employers And The Workforce
Substance abuse costs Connecticut employers millions of dollars every year in lost productivity and days away from work, increased healthcare costs, human resources activities, and other resource expenditures. In response, the Connecticut Department of Public Health announced this week that it has published The Opioid Crisis and Connecticut’s Workforce, a multidisciplinary white paper that challenges conventional, “punitive discipline” human resource models as ineffective in addressing complex substance abuse issues in the workforce. The white paper can be found on the DPH website here.
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Jan 15, 2019 - 3:54:34 AM

Norwalk mentor program celebrates national mentoring month at Stepping Stones
On Wednesday, January 16, 2019, the Norwalk Mentor Program will host a celebration at Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk from 5:30-7:30 pm to celebrate National Mentoring Month. The mission of the Norwalk Mentor Program is to encourage the social, academic and mental growth of Norwalk’s youth through a one-on-one mentoring relationship, where a caring adult serves as a role model to a student as he or she goes through a difficult period or faces new challenges. Mentors meet their student mentees one hour per week, every week, at their school during the school year. More than 600 people will be invited to attend this fun evening to celebrate! The event is by invitation only and allows mentors and their student mentees to see each other outside of school, and for parents and mentors to meet as well.
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Jan 15, 2019 - 3:50:57 AM

QU Poll: U.S. voters back Dem plan to reopen government 2-1
American voters support 63 – 30 percent a Democratic proposal to reopen parts of the government that do not involve border security while negotiating funding for the Wall, according to a Quinnipiac University National Poll released today. Every party, gender, education, age and racial group supports this idea except Republicans, who are opposed 52 – 39 percent.
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Jan 14, 2019 - 3:58:08 PM

Jaime S. Foster Joins Connecticut Food Bank
Jaime S. Foster, PhD, RD, has joined the Connecticut Food Bank as Senior Director of Community Partnerships and Programs. In this role, she will lead the Connecticut Food Bank frontline work in building and strengthening its collaborations with community organizations and development of programs to increase the distribution and impact of healthy foods to people who struggle with hunger.
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Jan 14, 2019 - 6:01:51 AM

City of Norwalk extends bulky waste collection pilot program through 2019
After a successful first year, the City of Norwalk is continuing its call-in bulky waste collection pilot program through 2019 with a few modifications aimed to improve the program.
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Jan 14, 2019 - 5:59:29 AM

Sound Tigers 4, Comets 3
Wotherspoon scores overtime-winner as Bridgeport tops Utica in first of two meetings

Parker Wotherspoon scored the game-winner with less than 36 seconds left in overtime on Friday, propelling the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (22-11-4-2), proud AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, to a 4-3 victory against the Utica Comets (20-17-3-1) at the Adirondack Bank Center.
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Jan 12, 2019 - 6:12:30 AM

Providence Bruins 6, Hartford Wolf Pack 3
A four-goal second-period outburst by the Providence Bruins wiped out a 2-0 Hartford Wolf Pack lead Friday night at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center Providence, in a 6-3 Bruin win.
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Jan 12, 2019 - 6:10:43 AM

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Features 2018 Pulitzer Prize Winner at Westport Country Playhouse on Sunday, January 20
Winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction James Forman, Jr., a professor of law at Yale Law School, will be the keynote speaker at the 13th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration on Sunday, January 20, at 3 p.m., at Westport Country Playhouse. Forman’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book is “Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America.”
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Jan 11, 2019 - 5:51:58 AM

Sailor shares his daring solo 'round-the-world adventure
Relive a harrowing daring solo voyage around the world, accomplished over nine months in a boat just 32 feet long, during a special presentation by sailor Jerome Rand on Thurs., Jan. 24 at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.
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Jan 11, 2019 - 5:31:08 AM

SHU appoints director of career, professional development
Helen Boyke, of Stamford, is Sacred Heart University’s new director of career and professional development for graduate students and alumni.
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Jan 11, 2019 - 1:53:34 AM

MLK Day Celebration in Simsbury on January 21st
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Simsbury will once again commemorate renowned civil rights leader Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by holding a special program at First Church of Christ at 2:00 pm on January 21st.
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Jan 10, 2019 - 9:34:39 AM

The Moxie Project: Intensive Executive Bootcamp Designed Specifically by Women and for Women
The Moxie Project, a 6-month intensive executive bootcamp was recently launched specifically to develop female influencers by Moxie-Leaders, a boutique consulting firm providing contemporary leadership development coaching and comprehensive workshops for organizations looking to build their high potential female executives, and to reach gender equity at the senior leadership level.
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Jan 10, 2019 - 9:33:01 AM

Julia Wasserman Animal Welfare Fund Bestows Inaugural Gifts to Local Nonprofits
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The Julia Wasserman Animal Welfare Fund, in partnership with Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, has selected noteworthy local organizations as recipients of its inaugural gifts totaling $110,000. Julia Wasserman, a resident of Newtown, Connecticut, was a Connecticut lawmaker who until her passing in 2015 worked with boundless energy and heart to serve others.
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Jan 10, 2019 - 5:27:21 AM

Blumenthal, Murphy, colleagues introduce assault weapons ban
U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today led a group of senators in introducing the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019, an updated bill to ban the sale, transfer, manufacture and importation of military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.
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Jan 9, 2019 - 9:37:33 PM

The Norwalk Health Department and Public Library Team Up for a Healthier 2019
As the holiday season comes to an end, many Norwalkers have started focusing on their New Year’s resolutions in anticipation of a healthier 2019.
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Jan 8, 2019 - 9:36:48 AM

Enrollment Now Open For January 19 Stamford EMS Safe Sitter Class
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Enrollment is now open for the next Stamford EMS Safe Sitter class. Children in grades 6-8 will learn the skills needed to care for themselves and young children so they may become safe and effective babysitters. The next class will be held on Saturday, January 19 from 9am to 3pm at Stamford EMS, 684 Long Ridge Road in Stamford. To register visit http://stamfordems.org/program/safe-sitter/ or call 203-252-2193.
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Jan 8, 2019 - 9:34:54 AM

Nusbaum Family Law Firm Names Harold Haldeman Partner
The Law Offices of Edward Nusbaum on Monday announced Harold “Rusty” Haldeman partner. A veteran of handling numerous family law cases, Haldeman provides more than 20 years’ experience in matters involving divorce, property division, child custody issues, premarital and postmarital agreements, and a variety of other issues. Since joining the firm, his principal roles have involved discovery, management, research and preparation of briefs for trial and appellate cases, preparation and analysis of financial documents, preparation for depositions, pre-trial evaluations, mediations, arbitrations and trials.
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Jan 8, 2019 - 9:31:48 AM

Maritime Aquarium to hold a "Family Sleepover"
Wear your jammies among the jellies and sleep with the fishes on Fri., Jan. 18 during a fun “Family Sleepover” at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.
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Jan 7, 2019 - 5:21:21 AM

Police Chief Advisory Committee Announced, Begins Nationwide Search
An advisory committee tasked with conducting a nationwide search for Stamford’s next Police Chief was announced by Stamford Mayor David Martin today. The committee – made-up of well-respected community leaders and administration members – will work together to recommend the best candidate to the Mayor.
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Jan 5, 2019 - 10:17:12 AM

Hartford Wolf Pack 3, Springfield Thunderbirds 1
The Hartford Wolf Pack completed a sweep of consecutive home games against the Springfield Thunderbirds Friday night at the XL Center, defeating Springfield by a score of 3-1.
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Jan 5, 2019 - 9:50:32 AM

Crunch 3, Sound Tigers 1
Otto Koivula scored for the fourth consecutive game on Friday, but the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (21-10-4-2), proud AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, suffered a 3-1 loss to the Syracuse Crunch (21-9-2-0) at the War Memorial Arena.
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Jan 5, 2019 - 9:49:13 AM

Murphy, Wyden Reintroduce Bill Requiring President Trump to Publicly Release his Tax Returns
U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) joined U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D- Ore.) on Friday in reintroducing the Presidential Tax Transparency Act to require sitting presidents and presidential nominees to release their tax returns to the public. Murphy and Wyden first introduced this legislation in May 2016 after then-presidential candidate Trump broke his promise to release his tax returns.
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Jan 4, 2019 - 10:15:13 PM

AG: Conn. Leads Settlement with Career Education Corp., Will Bring $493.7M in Debt Relief for Students
For-profit education operator will forgo collecting loans, change practices

For-profit education company Career Education Corp. (CEC) has agreed to reform its recruiting and enrollment practices and will forgo collecting approximately $493.7 million in debts owed by 179,529 students nationally through a settlement with 49 attorneys general, Attorney General George Jepsen said Thursday.
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Jan 4, 2019 - 5:08:53 PM

Dal Colle, Aho Selected to 2019 AHL All-Star Classic
Lexus AHL All-Star Classic presented by MGM Springfield to be held Jan. 27-28 in Springfield, Mass.

The American Hockey League announced today that forward Michael Dal Colle and defenseman Sebastian Aho have been selected to represent the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at the 2019 Lexus AHL All-Star Classic presented by MGM Springfield. The two-day event will take place Jan. 27-28, 2019 in Springfield, Mass.
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Jan 4, 2019 - 9:06:46 AM

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NCC President David L. Levinson to retire June 30, 2019
As Opioid Crisis Takes Its Toll on CT Employers, DPH offers Workplace Policy Change To Reduce Substance Abuse Impacts To Employers And The Workforce
Norwalk mentor program celebrates national mentoring month at Stepping Stones
QU Poll: U.S. voters back Dem plan to reopen government 2-1
Jaime S. Foster Joins Connecticut Food Bank
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Features 2018 Pulitzer Prize Winner at Westport Country Playhouse on Sunday, January 20
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Westport Country Playhouse Announces 2019 Family Festivities Series
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