Gov. Malloy receives report showing crime in Connecticut continuing downward trend so far this year
Governor Dannel P. Malloy on Monday said that a report released by the state’s criminal justice policy and planning office and underscored by data released this morning from the FBI indicates continued, positive trends in the administration’s efforts to reduce crime in Connecticut. Since the Governor took office in 2011, statistics show that the overall crime in the state has declined 19 percent, including a 19 percent decline in violent crimes.
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Sep 25, 2018 - 5:02:14 PM

Secretary Merrill, Senator Blumenthal, and Senator Murphy Discuss Connecticut’s Election Cybersecurity Infrastructure
Secretary of the State Denise Merrill on Monday briefed Senator Richard Blumenthal and Senator Chris Murphy on Connecticut’s plan to bolster our election cybersecurity infrastructure, the recommendations of Connecticut’s Election Cybersecurity Task Force, and state and local elections officials’ view of recent federal proposals on election cybersecurity.
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Sep 25, 2018 - 2:26:28 PM

Connecticut Congressional delegation announces nearly $31 million in new federal opioid funding for Connecticut
The Connecticut Congressional Delegation on Monday announced nearly $31 million in new federal funding to Connecticut to help combat the opioid epidemic.
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Sep 25, 2018 - 11:07:59 AM

Immaturity Will Reign at Stepping Stones Museum for Children When the KLUTZ® AMAZINGLY IMMATURE Exhibit Opens on September 29
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Immaturity is NOT a four-letter word – literally and metaphorically. In fact, Stepping Stones Museum for Children is out to prove that immaturity and genius go hand in hand with the debut of its brand-new exhibit KLUTZ® Amazingly Immature on Saturday, September 29. Based on KLUTZ® Encyclopedia of Immaturity Vol. 1 and 2, the KLUTZ® Amazingly Immature exhibit will offer you the opportunity to embrace your inner zany genius while exploring what these behaviors can teach you about science, engineering, math, and literacy. Produced by the Children’s Museum of Houston in partnership with KLUTZ® and sponsored locally in part by First County Bank, the KLUTZ® Amazingly Immature craze is winning audiences over with a nationwide tour and National Immaturity Challenge.
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Sep 25, 2018 - 5:48:53 AM

Connecticut State Medical Society Launches Health Equity Tool Kit at October 11th Event
On October 11th, the Connecticut State Medical Society (CSMS) is holding a dinner event to launch and showcase their newly developed Health Equity Data Collection Guide, “How Do I Ask? Asking Sensitive Questions in the Quest to Reduce Health Disparities.”
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Sep 25, 2018 - 5:45:44 AM

Stamford Family YMCA names Shawn Patch as new CEO
Patch Brings 30 Years of YMCA Experience to Organization

The Stamford Family YMCA has named Shawn Patch as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective October 22, 2018. Shawn will be responsible for taking the lead on the Y’s fundraising initiatives, staff development, membership increase, and will work to continue to develop youth and family programming.
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Sep 25, 2018 - 5:43:10 AM

Ability Beyond hosts suicide prevention forum
Ability Beyond is raising awareness about the devastating impact of suicide by hosting a screening of the documentary "Suicide: The Ripple Effect" in conjunction with Catholic Charities and Mental Health Connecticut. The film will be shown at Bank Street Theater at 46 Bank Street in New Milford on Thursday, October 11 at 7:30pm. Following the screening, representatives from all three organizations will be on hand to speak with any individuals looking for assistance and to provide information. More
Sep 24, 2018 - 1:02:05 PM

SilverSource To Honor Lifetime Learners Institute At Fall Fundraiser
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SilverSource will honor the Lifetime Learners Institute at the 4th Annual SilverSource Inspiring Lives Benefit Luncheon featuring New Yorker cartoonist and author Roz Chast on November 7th.
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Sep 19, 2018 - 5:21:14 AM

Norwalk Health Department is Preparing for Emergencies--during National Preparedness Month and All Year-Round
No one wants to spend time thinking about natural disasters, disease outbreaks, and other large-scale events that could put us in danger. However, the Norwalk Health Department does just that, and not just during National Preparedness Month in September. Our staff works year-round with partners and volunteers to get ready for public health emergencies. NHD creates plans, conducts trainings and drills, and coordinates with other agencies to ensure we can respond in the event of an emergency.
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Sep 18, 2018 - 5:11:39 AM

State medical societies collaborate to impact healthcare disparities
Seven state medical societies announced the creation of the Health Equity Network for Change (HENC) which is focused on improving the health status of medically underserved populations. HENC employs a new data source, health information exchange data, and powerful analytic tools provided by KAMMCO. Medical societies in each of these states have engaged KAMMCO to build physician-led exchanges: Kansas, Georgia, South Carolina, Connecticut, New Jersey, Missouri, and Louisiana.
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Sep 17, 2018 - 5:34:11 AM

Malloy: UConn bus line exceeds 115,000 passenger trips in first year of operation
Governor Dannel P. Malloy on Friday announced that the recently launched bus service that – for the first time ever – provides UConn students, faculty, and staff the ability to connect via public transit to the main UConn campus in Storrs, the downtown Hartford campus, and UConn Health in Farmington, in addition to a variety of other destinations in between, saw 115,493 passenger trips during its first year of operation.
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Sep 17, 2018 - 5:17:39 AM

Sound Tigers announce first annual car cruise showcase and performance by Elvis Tribute Artist Jeff Krick
The Bridgeport Sound Tigers, proud American Hockey League affiliate of the New York Islanders, announced today additional promotions to an already jam-packed opening weekend at Webster Bank Arena.
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Sep 17, 2018 - 12:16:01 AM

Senate Majority Leader Duff: Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is Slated to Receive $5 Million from State for Critical Upgrades
State Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) on Friday announced that the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is slated to receive a $5 million grant from the State Bond Commission for HVAC and electrical upgrades.
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Sep 17, 2018 - 12:01:53 AM

Simsbury Chamber Invites Everyone to Farewell Cocktail Party for Art Trail on Oct. 4
DJ John Voket Headlines Farewell Cocktail Party Celebration of Town’s First Ever Public Art Trail

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The Simsbury Chamber of Commerce invites all members of the community to attend the Farewell Party in celebration of the first ever townwide Public Art Trail. On Thursday, October 4, from 5 to 8 pm, the luxurious, high-profile Highcroft Apartments will host an Oktoberfest-themed cocktail party in recognition of the smashing success that the outdoor exhibit has achieved over the last few months.
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Sep 14, 2018 - 5:29:38 AM

Sam Bush, ‘Father of Newgrass and King of Telluride’ to perform at Ives Concert Park
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Newport Folk presents Grammy Award-winning artist Sam Bush at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21, at Ives Concert Park on the Western Connecticut State University Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The performance is part of the Newtown Savings Bank Fine Arts & Family series at Ives.
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Sep 14, 2018 - 5:28:08 AM

Obie Award-winning comedy to play in Stamford
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Kicking off its new season in the Dressing Room Theatre, Stamford, Curtain Call presents Larry Shue’s Obie Award-winning comedy, The Foreigner, playing September 20 through October 7.
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Sep 13, 2018 - 3:06:24 AM

Arts & Crafts on Bedford this weekend and Bark in the Park-September 23 in Stamford Downtown, Stamford, CT
Stamford Downtown has two terrific events coming up in September on Bedford Street. Don’t miss Arts & Crafts on Bedford on Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16 and Bark in the Park on Sunday, September 23.
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Sep 13, 2018 - 12:24:33 AM

Family & Children’s Agency to Re-Start Unique Addiction Recovery Program
Family & Children’s Agency is proud to announce the reinstatement of their Project REWARD Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), a women’s alcohol and drug addiction recovery program, on September 17, 2018. Project REWARD is the only gender-specific outpatient substance abuse program for women in southern Fairfield County. By focusing the program on the needs of women, clients can focus on recovery.
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Sep 13, 2018 - 12:22:55 AM

Stamford Innovation Week: Cultivating Unexpected Opportunities for Growth
The region’s most enterprising minds will gather at venues across the city September 13-23, 2018, for Stamford Innovation Week (SiW), an event series designed to connect entrepreneurs, tech talent and investors and create unexpected opportunities for growth.
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Sep 12, 2018 - 5:36:27 AM

CT Ortho Surgeon Uses Time-Release Pain Med instead of Opioids
The path to opioid addiction often starts when a patient leaves the operating room. In fact, 1 out of 15 surgical patients goes on to long-term opioid use. Dr. Robert Belniak, an Orthopedic Surgeon with Starling Physicians, is offering a new opioid-free approach to pain management for knee and joint replacement surgery.
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Sep 12, 2018 - 3:11:33 AM

Community Convener Norwalk ACTS to Cultivate a Public / Private Partnership with a Shared Vision of Success for Norwalk Children
Philanthropic Funders To Provide Grants To Help Achieve High Level Achievement For Youth Across The City

Multiple grants from a group of philanthropic investors will support Norwalk ACTS and its membership to develop a cohesive strategy for five high-level initiatives in support of Norwalk’s children: career and college readiness, “whole child” or social emotional learning, counseling, parent engagement, and replication of successful schools.
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Sep 12, 2018 - 12:35:03 AM

Stamford Land Conservation Trust acquires Two Acre preserve on Wallenberg Drive in North Stamford
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The Stamford Land Conservation Trust (“SLCT”) announces acquisition of its 55th nature preserve, located on Wallenberg Drive in North Stamford. This new preserve provides valuable wooded habitat for wildlife, including a seasonal vernal pool. Seasonal wetlands provide valuable and irreplaceable habitat for a wide variety of amphibians in a relatively predator free setting. The Wallenberg Drive acquisition not only preserves open space threatened by development, it is nearly contiguous to the Trust’s existing Birch Meadow Preserve and provides a growing ecosystem critical for many species.
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Sep 12, 2018 - 12:31:12 AM

Sacred Heart University ranked one of the best by U.S. News & World Report
Sacred Heart University was once again included in U.S.News & World Report’s Best Colleges guidebook as one of the best universities in the North. Additionally, the publication named SHU in three other lists: best colleges for veterans in the North, best value schools in the North and best undergraduate business programs nationally.
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Sep 11, 2018 - 11:05:31 AM

Loft Artists Association presents 40th Anniversary Open Studios Event
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The Loft Artists Association hosts their annual Open Studios event with special acknowledgement of their 40 years in Stamford’s South End. The event will take place at 575 Pacific St. in Stamford on Saturday, November 3, 12 to 5 PM and Sunday, November 4, 12 to 5 PM.
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Sep 11, 2018 - 11:02:18 AM

September is National Preparedness Month
"Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How."

September is National Preparedness Month (NPM). The event, now in its fifteenth year, is a nationwide, month-long effort encouraging households, businesses, and communities to prepare and plan for emergencies.
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Sep 6, 2018 - 2:30:37 AM

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