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New State of CT Program Pays Family to Care for Elderly Relatives
It seemed as though mom and dad were doing great in their retirement years. But during a recent holiday visit, things weren’t quite right. Dad kept forgetting to take his medication, their normally spotless house was cluttered, and mom said it was becoming difficult to use the stairs.
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Jan 19, 2017 - 12:46:01 AM

Rock opera to rock the Kweskin Theatre
The Kweskin Theatre will be rocking when The Who's Tommy begins a three-week run on February 2 in The Kweskin Theatre, Stamford.
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Jan 18, 2017 - 8:56:41 AM

Hears Connecticut Media Group leases 30,251 sq ft for new regional headqarters at Merritt 7 Corporate Park in Norwalk
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Real estate investment management firms Clarion Partners and Marcus Partners, on Tuesday announced that Hearst signed a new long-term lease for 30,251 square feet at Merritt 7 Corporate Park, the six building, 1.4 million square foot office complex in Norwalk.
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Jan 18, 2017 - 12:47:49 AM

Ridgefield Chorale Raises $3,500 for Women’s Center
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The Ridgefield Chorale held their annual “Holiday Pops Concert” on Sunday, December 11, 2016, at the Ridgefield Playhouse. The community was welcomed for a perfect afternoon filled with holiday song and merriment. Each year, the Chorale chooses an area nonprofit as the beneficiary of their show. The Women’s Center is grateful to have been graciously chosen to receive this year’s proceeds.
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Jan 18, 2017 - 12:47:08 AM

Norwalk Hospital Volunteers Donate New Ambulance to Hospital
The Norwalk Hospital Volunteers organization has donated a new ambulance to Norwalk Hospital to expand its fleet of emergency vehicles and increase its capacity to meet the acute medical care needs of the greater Norwalk community.
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Jan 18, 2017 - 12:43:22 AM

All Our Kin empowers women to succeed with $20,000 grant from Fairfield County’s Community Foundation
All Our Kin recently received a $20,000 grant from Fairfield County’s Community Foundation to empower women and girls in the community by creating and supporting 10 high-quality, sustainable family child care programs. These programs will have the capacity to serve 60 children in Fairfield County.
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Jan 16, 2017 - 1:54:49 AM

City of Bridgeport to Kick off Annual ‘Know Your Numbers’ Campaign Tuesday to Raise Awareness of Heart Disease and Diabetes
The City of Bridgeport and City Council members will kick off the third annual ‘Know Your Numbers’ campaign to raise awareness of heart disease and diabetes on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 with a screening for members of the Bridgeport City Council prior to their regular meeting. This Screening will take place starting at 5:30 p.m. at Bridgeport City Council chambers, 45 Lyon Terrace. The ‘Know Your Numbers’ campaign will take place during Heart Month in February, , in cooperation with the Get Healthy CT grass roots public health campaign and the health departments of Bridgeport, Stratford, Fairfield, Trumbull and Monroe. The campaign is designed to benefit area residents with health information and education, especially in underserved communities. Its goal is to teach individuals to monitor their numbers for blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels and what these mean to their overall health, and how to identify unknown cases of cardiovascular disease and diabetes through reading the numbers. Get Healthy CT will also encourage those with existing disease to learn how to manage their condition.
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Jan 16, 2017 - 1:52:39 AM

Stamford EMS Hosts Volunteer Appreciation Event
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Stamford EMS (SEMS), the community’s award-winning nonprofit EMS provider, recognized 23 volunteers Monday night at a volunteer service appreciation dinner held at Zody’s at Sterling in Stamford. SEMS Executive Director Patricia Squires and Volunteer Coordinator Captain Malcom Dean presented challenge coins to all volunteers in recognition of their service, as well as special awards to five exceptional volunteers.
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Jan 16, 2017 - 1:49:51 AM

St. John’s IceCaps 4, Hartford Wolf Pack 2
Late third-period goals for the St. John’s IceCaps 1:29 apart, by David Broll and Anthony Camara, sent the Hartford Wolf Pack to a 4-2 defeat Saturday night at Mile One Centre, in the second of back-to-back games between the two teams.
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Jan 15, 2017 - 8:31:30 AM

COMETS 3, SOUND TIGERS 1
Ryan Pulock extended his point streak to a career-high six games (four goals, two assists) on Saturday, but it wasn't enough as the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (18-15-1-1) suffered a 3-1 loss to the Utica Comets (15-16-5-1) on Military Appreciation Night at Webster Bank Arena.
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Jan 15, 2017 - 8:30:43 AM

Hartford Wolf Pack 2, St. John’s IceCaps 1 (OT)
Chris Brown’s goal at 2:07 of overtime gave the Hartford Wolf Pack a 2-1 win over the St. John’s IceCaps Friday night at Mile One Centre, in the first of back-to-back games between the two teams in St. John’s.
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Jan 14, 2017 - 1:35:57 AM

SENATORS 3, SOUND TIGERS 2 (OT)
The Bridgeport Sound Tigers (18-14-1-1), proud AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, battled back from a two-goal deficit in the third period to earn a point on Friday, but suffered a 3-2 loss in overtime to the Binghamton Senators (15-18-2-1) at the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena.
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Jan 14, 2017 - 1:34:32 AM

Westport Country Playhouse Develops New Plays through New Works Initiative
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Westport Country Playhouse continues its commitment to developing new plays and musicals with its New Works Initiative set for January and February.
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Jan 13, 2017 - 5:29:20 AM

CNG Announces New Natural Gas Franchise in Coventry
For the first time, natural gas utility service is available in the town of Coventry. Work is under way on a similar expansion in neighboring Bolton.
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Jan 13, 2017 - 2:57:02 AM

Two New Tenants Lease Space at Soundview in Stamford
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Just two months after its appointment as exclusive agent for Soundview in Stamford, Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CIGI, TSX:CIG) announced today that it has finalized long-term leases with two new tenants at Soundview, its 180,000-square-foot, Class A office asset in Stamford, Conn. The deals represent the latest in a flood of activity since a multi-million-dollar repositioning recently completed by Keystone Property Group, which acquired the 1266 East Main St. building in 2014.
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Jan 12, 2017 - 8:25:38 AM

Norwalk Historical Society Receives Grant From AT&T
The Norwalk Historical Society received a $5,000 grant to support the Little Red Schoolhouse Program. Harry Carey, External Affairs Director for AT&T, presented the Norwalk Historical Society with the grant, which will help fund enhancements to the program. State Senator Bob Duff has been a great supporter. “The program is designed for 3rd graders to learn about our rich early local history,” said Duff. It’s offered to all 3rd grade classes in Norwalk. “Students walk out of our program with a greater appreciation for Norwalk’s early history through an interactive history lesson,” said Samantha Kulish-Fargione, Program Coordinator for the Norwalk Historical Society.
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Jan 12, 2017 - 8:24:49 AM

Hartford Wolf Pack 3, Rochester Americans 1
Nicklas Jensen scored twice, and Brandon Halverson made 31 saves Wednesday night at the Blue Cross Arena, as the Hartford Wolf Pack defeated the Rochester Americans by a score of 3-1.
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Jan 11, 2017 - 11:12:56 PM

Westport Country Playhouse Family Festivities Series Presents ArtsPower’s New Musical about a Puppy Named “Biscuit”
Westport Country Playhouse’s Family Festivities Series will present ArtsPower’s new musical about a puppy, “Biscuit,” based on the book by Alyssa Satin Capucilli with over 17 million copies in print, on Sunday, January 22, for two performances, at 1 p.m., and 4 p.m. The show is recommended for ages 4 to 8. Running time is approximately one hour. Tickets are $20.
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Jan 10, 2017 - 3:53:40 AM

Nutmeg Merges with Housatonic Teachers Federal Credit Union
Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union has officially merged with Housatonic Teachers Federal Credit Union. After an overwhelming affirmative vote, the merger was officially approved December 31, 2016.
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Jan 9, 2017 - 10:55:05 AM

Duff Urges DMV Commissioner to Quickly Find Private Vendor to Replace AAA Northeast
Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) on Friday urged Department of Motor Vehicles Commissioner Michael Bzdyra to quickly find a new private vendor to perform driver’s license renewal services previously provided by AAA Northeast. Connecticut’s contract with AAA Northeast ended on January 1st.
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Jan 9, 2017 - 7:52:26 AM

City of Bridgeport Reminds Residents of Christmas Tree Pickup Guidelines to Encourage Recycling
Christmas Trees are Converted into Mulch to beautify the 48 Parks and City-Owned Buildings Throughout Bridgeport

Mayor Joe Ganim and the Bridgeport Department of Public Facilities on Friday are reminding residents of the Christmas tree pickup guidelines and encouraging residents to support the City’s recycling efforts. Every year, the trees that are collected are brought to the City landfill to be repurposed as mulch for the 48 parks and city-owned buildings throughout Bridgeport. To aid the city’s recycling efforts, residents are required to place trees curbside by 6:00 a.m. on Recycling Day which occurs biweekly. Christmas tree collection will begin on January 9, 2017 and continue until February 3, 2017. The City of Bridgeport is asking residents not to place Christmas trees curbside before January 9, 2017 to avoid safety hazards.
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Jan 9, 2017 - 3:58:42 AM

A Special Tribute and Performance to Celebrate Ridgefield’s 21st Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Ridgefield January 16th, 2017 at 3pm
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On Monday January 16th The Town of Ridgefield will present the 21st Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration with a special performance by Broadway’s Daniel Levine and Bryan Perri and the annual Spirit of Dr. King award going to Daniela Sikora of the Serendipity Chorale. This year’s ceremony will also include a special posthumous award presented to the family of Tom Belote. This event, which begins at 3pm at The Ridgefield Playhouse is free to the community and will also feature performances by The Ridgefield Chorale, Deborah Katchko-Gray, Kimberly Wilson and student from Keys, anon-profit organization that brings music education to underserved inner city children. The event, which was started 21 years ago by Ridgefield resident Mark Robinson and First Selectman Rudy Marconi has grown tremendously over the years. “We went from doing this in the basement of Town hall and having a handful of people show up to being able to do this at The Ridgefield Playhouse and have approximately 250 people show up last year,” said Mr. Robinson, “what an amazing feat.”
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Jan 9, 2017 - 3:56:27 AM

Colliers: Flat Fundamentals Mask Eventful Quarter for Fairfield; Westchester Sees Little Movement in 2016, Yet Change is Likely Coming
Relatively flat trending in Fairfield County office fundamentals masked what actually was an eventful fourth quarter for the market, while Westchester County ended 2016 in almost the same position as it began, but with glimmers of change on the immediate horizon, according to Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CIGI, TSX:CIG). The global commercial real estate services firm’s Stamford-based research team on Friday released its fourth-quarter 2016 Office Market Snapshots for the two regions.
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Jan 9, 2017 - 3:50:34 AM

Thrive by 25: Career Connections Program offers Free Tuition and Pathways to Success for Youth 18-25
Here’s good news for recent high school graduates who are currently unemployed and not attending college.
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Jan 9, 2017 - 3:48:50 AM

Providence Bruins 3, Hartford Wolf Pack 0
Anton Khudobin made 21 saves for the Providence Bruins Sunday at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center Providence, to hand the Hartford Wolf Pack their second shutout-against of the season in a 3-0 Providence win.
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Jan 9, 2017 - 3:46:37 AM

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New State of CT Program Pays Family to Care for Elderly Relatives
Rock opera to rock the Kweskin Theatre
Hears Connecticut Media Group leases 30,251 sq ft for new regional headqarters at Merritt 7 Corporate Park in Norwalk
Ridgefield Chorale Raises $3,500 for Women’s Center
Norwalk Hospital Volunteers Donate New Ambulance to Hospital
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Rock opera to rock the Kweskin Theatre
Westport Country Playhouse Develops New Plays through New Works Initiative
Westport Country Playhouse Family Festivities Series Presents ArtsPower’s New Musical about a Puppy Named “Biscuit”
A Special Tribute and Performance to Celebrate Ridgefield’s 21st Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Ridgefield January 16th, 2017 at 3pm
Light-hearted prison comedy kicks off new year at Curtain Call



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