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Danbury Hospital Praxair Cancer Center Offers Free Skin Cancer Screening
The Praxair Cancer Center at Danbury Hospital located at 95 Locust Avenue will host a free skin cancer screening on Tuesday, May 19th and Wednesday, May 20th from 6 to 8 p.m. The screenings will be provided by Danbury area board-certified dermatologists with support from clinical and allied health staff. The public is invited and encouraged to take advantage of this free screening, especially those individuals who never had their skin checked for skin cancer.
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Apr 27, 2015 - 1:36:58 PM

Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Asks Residents to Help Achieve Cleaner Air
Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) encourages you to change your habits to help reduce air pollution as part of National Air Quality Awareness week, which begins today.
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Apr 27, 2015 - 12:54:48 PM

Malloy: Record ridership on NH line demonstrates the need for continued commitment in our transportation system
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that ridership on the New Haven commuter rail line reached record highs in 2014, with 39.6 million passenger trips – a 1.6 percent increase over 2013 – according to numbers released today by the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, parent of Metro-North, the operator of the New Haven Line.
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Apr 27, 2015 - 10:25:10 AM

Belimo releases new retrofit app
Belimo Americas is pleased to announce the release of their new Retrofit Application putting HVAC replacement solutions at your fingertips. The Retrofit App allows you to quickly and easily find replacement solutions for valves and actuators no matter where you are – and there is no need for an internet connection. Select based on: Manufacturer, product model, control type, torque and close-off requirements… Replacement results provide a complete selection of products that are compatible with most control systems. The app is FREE and can be downloaded from the iTunes store.
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Apr 27, 2015 - 9:51:19 AM

Amore Cucina Stamford to Doate 100% of the Day's Revenue to Susan G. Komen
There’s no doubt that the newly opened Amore Cucina & Bar in Stamford’s Springdale neighborhood is already making its mark on the restaurant scene. After all, the staff is a wild mix of flavor and fun with six-time World Pizza Champion and Food Network talent Bruno DiFabio, combined with pizzaiola Steve Cioffi and rock star executive chef Jared Falco. Bruno, a charitable man by nature, is excited to support a local foundation that he and his staff have a personal connection with, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. To help raise funds in support of the foundation’s annual “Race for the Cure” event on April 27, 2015, Amore Cucina & Bar will donate 100% of the day’s sales – both lunch and dinner – to the cause. The funds will go directly to supporting breast cancer research and future programs through this CT chapter. The actual “Race for the Cure” will be held on May 9, 2015 at the Sherwood Island State Park in Westport, CT. More
Apr 27, 2015 - 8:33:49 AM

Webster Board Member Honored in New Haven
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The Saint Martin de Porres Academy in New Haven, Conn., honored Webster board member John Crawford for his vision, belief, and dedication to innercity education and underserved youth.
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Apr 27, 2015 - 8:29:09 AM

Griswold v. Connecticut discussion
On Thursday, April 30, 2015, Planned Parenthood of Southern New England and the American Association for the History of Medicine will host a roundtable discussion surrounding the 50th Anniversary of Griswold v. Connecticut, at the New Haven Omni Ballroom, 155 Temple Street, New Haven, CT 06510 from 5 – 7 p.m. The distinguished panel will discuss the landmark 1965 United States Supreme Court decision that overturned a Connecticut law prohibiting the use of birth control on the grounds that it violated marital privacy.
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Apr 27, 2015 - 7:48:50 AM

NPS: Tourism to Weir Farm National Historic Site Creates $2.6 Million in Economic Benefits
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 34,083 visitors to Weir Farm National Historic Site in 2014 spent $1.9 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 23 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $2.6 million.
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Apr 27, 2015 - 7:34:21 AM

Bluefish pick up first victory of 2015
On Sunday The Bridgeport Bluefish (1-2) batted around and scored four runs in the bottom half of the sixth inning to defeat the Camden Riversharks (2-1) in the finale of a three game series 6-2 at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard. Starting Pitcher Scott Maine received a no-decision and allowed eight hits and two runs, walking three and striking out eight in four innings of work.
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Apr 27, 2015 - 7:32:30 AM

Providence Bruins 2, Hartford Wolf Pack 1 (3 OT)
Seth Griffith’s goal at the 2:00 mark of the third overtime gave the Providence Bruins a 2-1 win over the Hartford Wolf Pack Sunday night at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center, and a two-games-to-one lead in the teams’ best-of-five first-round playoff series.
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Apr 27, 2015 - 7:30:24 AM

QU Poll: Americans back Iran deal, oppose faith exclusion to serve gays
American voters support 58 – 33 percent the preliminary agreement with Iran to restrict that country’s nuclear program, according to a Quinnipiac University National poll released today. More
Apr 27, 2015 - 7:26:59 AM

Unique Everyone Orchestra will jam at The Ridgefield Playhouse Sunday, May 10, with Bobby Paltauf Band opening
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The edge-of-your-seat enthusiasm for what is next is the fuel behind the continuous musical experiment of the Everyone Orchestra. Featuring Vernon Reid (Living Colour), Robert Mercurcio (Galactic), Durga McBroom (Pink Floyd), Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), Ivan Jackson (High and Mighty Brass Band) and Todd Stoops (Kung Fu), Everyone Orchestra will be conducted by multi-instrumentalist Matt Butler on the stage of The Ridgefield Playhouse on Sunday, May 10, at 8 p.m. with the audience actually becoming part of the rock, improvisational/jam band performance. At this one-of-a-kind improvisational musical project, the musicians create completely different music at every performance through conducted improvisational musical exploration and audience participation.
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Apr 24, 2015 - 5:30:56 AM

Mystic Aquarium's Animal Rescue Team Releases Harp Seal
This morning at 10am Mystic Aquarium’s Animal Rescue Team released Dill, a young harp seal, at Blue Shutter Beach in Charlestown, RI. The event came after a month of specialized care for Dill in Mystic Aquarium’s Animal Rescue Clinic and featured everything from sunshine to hail.
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Apr 23, 2015 - 3:20:14 PM

Hartford Wolf Pack 3, Providence Bruins 1
The Hartford Wolf Pack defeated the Providence Bruins in Game One of their best-of-5 series Wednesday night at the XL Center by a score of 3-1.
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Apr 23, 2015 - 9:18:46 AM

Stamford Dollars for Scholars and Global Organization of People of Indian Origin Team Up for Scholarship
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Stamford Dollars for Scholars announced today that the Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) will sponsor a merit-based renewable scholarship with a potential value of $4,000 for a local 2015 high school graduate.
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Apr 23, 2015 - 9:16:19 AM

UIL Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions
As the nation celebrates Earth Day, UIL Holdings Corporation announced today that it has reduced harmful greenhouse gas emissions by at least 15,000 tons since 2011. More
Apr 22, 2015 - 5:01:14 PM

Red Cross launches 2015 Blood Donor of the Game(TM) program
The American Red Cross will join the Boston Red Sox and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in honoring lucky presenting donors through the Blood Donor of the Game program. Fans are invited to enter to win by volunteering to donate blood to help patients in need.
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Apr 22, 2015 - 10:36:07 AM

On Earth Day, State Officials Offer Advice on Solar Energy Promotions and Installation
On Earth Day 2015, Attorney General George Jepsen, Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner Jonathan A. Harris and Connecticut Green Bank President Bryan Garcia are urging consumers to do their homework when considering whether to purchase or lease solar photovoltaic panels, also known as solar PV or solar power.
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Apr 22, 2015 - 10:34:28 AM

ACGT’s Inaugural Innovative Leadership Award Gala Raises $750,000 to Fund Early Stage Cancer Research
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Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy (ACGT) — the nation’s only nonprofit dedicated exclusively to cell and gene therapies for cancer — announced Tuesday that its inaugural Innovative Leadership Award Gala, held at The Harvard Club in New York City, raised $750,000 to fund cell and gene therapy research which aims to make cancer a manageable and treatable disease.
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Apr 22, 2015 - 9:28:16 AM

DMV, Police Chiefs and State Police Remind Motorists That Handicapped Parking Spaces Are Only for Those Disabled
The Department of Motor Vehicles, the Connecticut State Police and the Connecticut Police Chiefs Association would like to remind motorists that handicapped parking spaces are only for those with disabilities qualifying them for the handicapped parking placard.
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Apr 22, 2015 - 9:20:37 AM

Pulitzer Prize winning author Jane Smiley to speak at Ferguson Library
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The Friends of The Ferguson Library in Stamford will host Pulitzer-prize winning author Jane Smiley Monday, June 1 at 6:30 p.m. at The Ernest A. DiMattia, Jr. Building of the Ferguson Library, located at Bedford & Broad Streets, Stamford. Tickets are $15, with proceeds to benefit the Library. This will be Ms. Smiley’s only Connecticut appearance. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for a wine reception with appetizers generously provided by Amore Restaurant and Tropical Smoothie Cafe. Program is at 7 p.m. Book sale and signing to follow. Register online at fergusonlibrary.org.
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Apr 22, 2015 - 9:17:43 AM

Stamford High School Receives Continued Accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
Stamford Public Schools announced today that the Committee on Public Secondary Schools of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) has recommended that Stamford High School receive continued accreditation in the Association. The Committee's decision was based upon review of an evaluation report prepared by a visiting committee in October 2014.
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Apr 22, 2015 - 9:16:23 AM

Yale joins new NASA team searching for life outside the solar system
NASA is enlisting teams of scientists around the nation, including a group from Yale, to collaborate on a new approach for finding life on planets outside our solar system.
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Apr 22, 2015 - 9:13:34 AM

OPINION: West Haven Domestic Violence Case Demonstrates Need to Strengthen Protections for Victims
It is alarming how quickly some domestic violence offenders are able to get out of jail after posting bond, sometimes after paying a certain portion of the bond up front, and other times having paid nothing. The announced on Tuesday settlement in a 2010 case involving a domestic violence murder-suicide in West Haven reminds us of the importance of strengthening our laws to protect victims of domestic violence. The offender in the case was released from jail following an arrest for assault on his wife and he returned to their home and killed her less than twelve hours after the arrest.
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Apr 22, 2015 - 9:03:18 AM

Bluefish sign four
The Bridgeport Bluefish on Tuesday announced that Tim Gustafson has been named player/Pitching Coach. The team has also announced the signings of outfielder James Simmons, and former big league pitchers Luis Perdomo and Sam Gervacio. In a corresponding roster move, pitcher Greg Smith had his contract purchased by the Atlanta Braves organization and will report to Triple-A Gwinnett. More
Apr 22, 2015 - 8:59:22 AM

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Danbury Hospital Praxair Cancer Center Offers Free Skin Cancer Screening
Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Asks Residents to Help Achieve Cleaner Air
Malloy: Record ridership on NH line demonstrates the need for continued commitment in our transportation system
Belimo releases new retrofit app
Amore Cucina Stamford to Doate 100% of the Day's Revenue to Susan G. Komen
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NPS: Tourism to Weir Farm National Historic Site Creates $2.6 Million in Economic Benefits
Unique Everyone Orchestra will jam at The Ridgefield Playhouse Sunday, May 10, with Bobby Paltauf Band opening
Mystic Aquarium's Animal Rescue Team Releases Harp Seal
Free milkweed seeds to help monarchs
World premiere by Noah Baerman Resonance Ensemble concludes 14th annual Wesleyan Jazz Orchesta Weekend



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