Fairfield Museum Holiday Express Train Show on view through December
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The Fairfield Museum and History Center is offering extended hours for its annual Holiday Express Train Show through the holidays as well as a full lineup of special family programs throughout the month, including a real Steam Train display, Choo Choo story times, and Build-a-Train workshops.
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Dec 18, 2014 - 5:50:31 AM

The Millionaires's Unit. Documentary film at Greenwich Historical Society
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The Greenwich Historical Society is hosting a special screening of The Millionaires' Unit on January 29 in conjunction with the current exhibition Greenwich Faces the Great War. The story follows an elite group of college students from Yale who formed a private air militia in preparation for America's entry into WWI. Known as the First Yale Unit and dubbed "the millionaires' unit" by the New York press, they became the founding squadron of the U.S. Naval Air Reserve and were among the first from the United States to enter the Great War.
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Dec 18, 2014 - 5:25:19 AM

Malloy, Wyman, Congressional delegation applaud $45Million healthcare award to Connecticut
Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman, Governor Dannel P. Malloy, and the state’s Congressional delegation applauded the announcement on Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarding Connecticut $45 million to test health care payment and delivery models. This funding builds upon the State Innovation Model (SIM) design grant that Connecticut received in March 2013 to develop a State Healthcare Innovation Plan, which was completed in December 2013.
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Dec 17, 2014 - 8:37:36 PM

O’Neill Opposes Sewer & Water Rate Hikes Proposed for Heritage Village
Representative Arthur J. O’Neill (R-69) has registered his opposition to a proposal which would mean a significant increase in the rates paid by residents of Southbury’s Heritage Village for sewer and water services. The Heritage Village Water Company is asking the state’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) to allow an increase of 73.2% for its sewer customers. The company says it is needed to offset a government-mandated upgrade to its treatment facility. In addition, they are seeking a 5.07% increase in water rates.
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Dec 17, 2014 - 10:17:03 AM

Vehicle Owners Reminded to Pay Property Taxes, Get Emissions Tests
The Department of Motor Vehicles is reminding vehicle owners to pay delinquent property taxes and get overdue emissions tests done before renewing the registrations on their vehicles.
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Dec 17, 2014 - 10:10:09 AM

Celebrate the final days of Titanic exhibition at Mystic
Since April 2012, Mystic Aquarium has had the honor of telling the compelling stories of both the tragedy of the Titanic and the triumph of Dr. Robert Ballard, who discovered the wreckage of the RMS Titanic in 1985. Mystic Aquarium’s “Titanic - 12,450 Feet Below” Exhibit has allowed visitors to experience both the emotional and scientific journey of the Titanic.
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Dec 17, 2014 - 5:22:52 AM

Malloy reappoints Palmer as commissioner of DOL
Governor Dannel P. Malloy on Tuesday announced that he intends to reappoint Sharon Palmer as Commissioner of the Department of Labor (CTDOL) when his second term in office begins on January 7, 2015.
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Dec 16, 2014 - 10:52:34 PM

Greater Springfield Reliability Transmission Project Earns Third National Award
Engineering News-Record (ENR) on Tuesday recognized Northeast Utilities’ Greater Springfield Reliability Project (GSRP) as the Best Overall Construction Project in New England. The award, announced at an ENR hosted ceremony in Boston, comes on the heels of GSRP also being named Best Energy/Industrial Project in New England by ENR, and recognized by The Edison Electric Institute for accomplishments in safety, innovation and teamwork.
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Dec 16, 2014 - 10:40:11 PM

DMV’s Danbury and Old Saybrook Offices to Curtail Hours for Staff Training This Week
The Department of Motor Vehicles Danbury Office, located at 2 Lee Mac Avenue, will be closed on Wednesday (tomorrow), December 17, from 7:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. due to staff training for the Drive Only License program. The office will open to the public at 1 p.m. and close at its regularly scheduled time of 4 p.m.
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Dec 16, 2014 - 10:15:29 PM

Wolf Pack announces player moves
Jeff Malcolm, Vinny Saponari Returned to Greenville, Henrik Tallinder Released from PTO

Hartford Wolf Pack general manager Jim Schoenfeld today announced three Wolf Pack roster deletions.
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Dec 16, 2014 - 10:14:15 PM

Malloy: DCP commissioner will retire in January
Governor Dannel P. Malloy on Monday announced that he has been informed by Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) Commissioner William M. Rubenstein that he intends to retire in January.
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Dec 16, 2014 - 5:20:00 PM

Malloy reappoints Klee as commissioner of DEEP
Governor Dannel P. Malloy on Monday announced that he intends to re-appoint Rob Klee as Commissioner of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) when his second term in office begins on January 7, 2015.
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Dec 16, 2014 - 5:04:19 PM

Merrill Dedicates 2014 Blue Book to the Hartford Courant
Secretary of the State Denise Merrill on Monday announced that the 2014 State Register and Manual, otherwise known as the “Blue Book,” is dedicated to The Hartford Courant, the nation’s oldest continuously published newspaper, celebrating 250 years in publication this year. The 2014 State Register and Manual also contains special sections remembering the life and contributions of former Connecticut State Treasurer Gerald Lamb, the first African-American to be elected to the position of State Treasurer in American history, who passed away earlier this year at the age of 80; and Air Force Staff Sergeant Todd J. Lobraico Jr. of Sherman who was killed in the line of duty in Afghanistan on September 5, 2013. Secretary Merrill also paid tribute to the dual 2014 NCAA National Champion University of Connecticut Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams, and the 50th anniversary of the enactment of the Federal Civil Rights Act. (A copy of the full 2014 ‘Blue Book’ dedication is attached to this news release).
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Dec 16, 2014 - 1:01:47 PM

Sportscenter Helping Hands Initiative Helps 14 Local Families
The SportsCenter of Connecticut in Shelton has been a staple in the community for years that loves to give back to the people who mean so much to them. This year, they took it a step further, giving back to those in need for the holiday season.
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Dec 16, 2014 - 11:58:35 AM

Coast Guard Foundation Chosen Charity on Celebrity Apprentice
The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and welfare of Coast Guard members and their families, announced today that this season, Sig Hansen, captain of the F/V Northwestern and star of Discovery’s Deadliest Catch, has selected the Foundation to be his designated charity on NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice.
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Dec 16, 2014 - 11:48:53 AM

Ancell dean joins Junior Achievement board
Dr. David Martin, dean of the Ancell School of Business at Western Connecticut State University, has joined the board of directors of the regional branch of Junior Achievement.
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Dec 16, 2014 - 10:25:56 AM

DPH: Connecticut Named 4th Healthiest State
According to the latest national survey by The United Health Foundation, Connecticut is the fourth healthiest state in the nation, up from 7th last year.
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Dec 16, 2014 - 10:21:14 AM

New Milford Hospital Expands Cardiac Rehabilitation Program to Bigger, Brighter, Refurbished Space
New Milford Hospital has relocated its cardiac rehabilitation (rehab) program to newly renovated space adjacent to the soon to open, expanded Café. The new location is bigger, brighter and refurbished space where patients can also see a view of the Berkshire foothills while exercising.
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Dec 16, 2014 - 10:09:23 AM

Muprhy highlights local CT manufacturer United Gear & Machine Company
On Monday, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) announced that United Gear & Machine Company, Inc. will be recognized as “Murphy’s Monday Manufacturer”. United Gear is a 60-year-old, family-run manufacturer that serves the military and commercial aerospace industries. The company has operated out of Suffield since its inception in 1954. Today, the manufacturer, which is run by the Malec family, employs 11 Connecticut residents, many of whom have been with the company for more than three decades.
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Dec 16, 2014 - 10:07:36 AM

Esty Leads Efforts to Fully Fund Critical Gun Violence Measures and Mental Health Grants
On Monday, one day after the two-year anniversary of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, U.S. Representative Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) announced efforts she is leading to fully fund critical federal mental health grants and the National Criminal Background Check System (NICS). On Monday, Esty wrote to President Obama and his administration urging them to fully fund NICS and the U.S. Department of Education Project SERV grant in the President’s upcoming budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2016.
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Dec 16, 2014 - 9:24:21 AM

Bridgeport Children Receive Generous Toy Drive Donation
Optimus expressed their gratitude for the generous donation, Letecia Colon, Outreach/Public Relations Manager at Optimus stated, “We are looking this year to provide Christmas gifts for our children of Optimus Health Care who live in the East Side development.”
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Dec 16, 2014 - 9:24:16 AM

"Stuff a MINI" Winter Clothing Collection in WH Again
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In the midst of holiday shopping madness, New Country MINI is making it easy for shoppers to help those less fortunate this season. On Saturday, December 20th, New Country’s “Stuff the Mini to the Max” winter clothing drive rolls into West Hartford Center to accept donations of warm clothes and accessories for Hartford school children. New and gently used coats, mittens, boots, hats, and blankets for children ranging from pre-K through high school, as well as monetary donations, will be collected.
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Dec 16, 2014 - 9:14:36 AM

Malloy announces Dr. Mullen will continue at the helm of DPH
Governor Dannel P. Malloy on Monday announced that he will re-appoint Dr. Jewel Mullen as Commissioner of the Department of Public Health (DPH) when his second term in office begins on January 7, 2015.
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Dec 16, 2014 - 9:13:31 AM

DRS, Access Health CT advise about federal coverage compliance
The Department of Revenue Services (DRS) Commissioner and Access Health CT (AHCT) on Monday reminded state residents that they will be required to report their health insurance status when filing a 2014 federal income tax return.
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Dec 16, 2014 - 9:05:44 AM

Bluefish: Voucher books are a great holiday gift
Get 10 undated Bluefish ticket vouchers for a discounted rate

New for the 2015 season and just in time for the holidays, the Bridgeport Bluefish on Monday announced that Bluefish Ticket Voucher Books are now available. Ticket Voucher Books will allow fans to attend up to 10 Bluefish home games during 2015 for a discounted rate from the single game ticket price. This package offers a great mix of convenience and flexibility.
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Dec 16, 2014 - 9:03:07 AM

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