Stamford writer to talk about growing up in Springdale in 1950s at Ferguson's Weed Branch
Stamford writer Gil Fagiani will talk about his childhood in Stamford’s Springdale neighborhood at the Ferguson Library’s Weed Memorial & Hollander Branch Tuesday, July 14 at 7 p.m. Mr. Fagiani is a poet, essayist, short story writer, and translator. He will read and discuss his new book of poetry, Stone Walls, about growing up in Springdale of the 1950s.
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Jul 7, 2015 - 1:38:00 PM

Wyman: Healthcare practices in Middlebury, Stratford, Brigedport, Danbury selected for medical home pilot program
Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman, Chair of the State Innovation Model, Director of Healthcare Innovation Dr. Mark Schaefer, and Connecticut Healthcare Advocate Vicki Veltri on Monday announced that Alliance Medical Group of Middlebury, Northeast Medical Group of Stratford, St. Vincent’s Health Partners of Bridgeport, and Western CT Health Network of Danbury will receive technical assistance under the State Innovation Model (SIM) Advanced Medical Home Vanguard pilot program. The four practices represent more than 30 providers in Connecticut.
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Jul 7, 2015 - 1:30:33 PM

Murphy applauds state for new investment in North Hartford
U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) released the following statement after the state of Connecticut announced that it will allocate an additional $20 million over the next two years to the Capital Region Development Authority to be used for projects north of I-84 in Hartford.
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Jul 7, 2015 - 1:15:33 PM

Blumenthal, family of George Smith IV urge federal action on cruise ships
Today, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) joined the family of George Smith IV in calling for comprehensive federal action to improve safety measures and consumer protections for the more than 23 million Americans who take cruises each year. This event followed Blumenthal and Senate colleague Edward Markey (D-Mass.) introducing the Cruise Passenger Protection Act of 2015 (CPPA) that mandates cruise ships install modern safety technology, and requires critical consumer protection measures for passengers who are victims of crime or require medical attention. George Smith IV, of Greenwich, Connecticut disappeared ten years ago aboard a Royal Caribbean Cruise, a tragedy that could have been prevented with man-overboard detection technology-- required under the legislation. The bill also establishes the Department of Transportation as the lead federal agency for consumer protection for cruise ship passengers.
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Jul 7, 2015 - 1:12:08 PM

Experts to Discuss Hospice Care for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patients
On Wednesday, July 29, The Connecticut Chapter of The Alzheimer’s Association and The Watermark at East Hill will host a Caregiver Support Group designed to provide the caregivers of those living with Alzheimer’s or other memory-related disorders with updated information, emotional support, and problem solving solutions related to providing care.
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Jul 7, 2015 - 1:10:11 PM

DRS: State gap initiative succeeds
Department of Revenue Services Commissioner Kevin Sullivan announced on Monday that an initiative targeting the state’s tax gap has collected $85,814,377. The initiative was begun by Governor Malloy and supported by the State Legislature.
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Jul 7, 2015 - 8:46:29 AM

SilverSource names new board chair
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SilverSource, Inc. is pleased to announce Karen M. Kelly , Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for First County Bank and Vice President of the First County Bank Foundation, has been elected chair of the SilverSource Board of Directors.
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Jul 7, 2015 - 8:40:35 AM

Beacon and Spire Schools, Links Academy obtain New England Association of Schools and Colleges accreditation
Greenwich Education Group (GEG) is proud to announce that its Beacon and Spire Schools and Links Academy have obtained accreditation from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC). NEASC is the nation’s oldest accrediting association, serving more than 2,000 public and independent schools, colleges and universities throughout the New England states, as well as American/international schools in more than 67 nations worldwide.
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Jul 7, 2015 - 8:20:05 AM

CoreLogic: Home Prices in Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk Decrease Year Over Year
CoreLogic® (NYSE: CLGX), a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled services provider, today released its May 2015 CoreLogic Home Price Index (HPI®) which shows that home prices nationwide, including distressed sales, increased by 6.3 percent in May 2015 compared with May 2014. This change represents 39 months of consecutive year-over-year increases in home prices nationally. On a month-over-month basis, home prices nationwide, including distressed sales, increased by 1.7 percent in May 2015 compared with April 2015.* More
Jul 7, 2015 - 8:16:27 AM

Jazz-Up July and Alive@Five begin this week in Stamford
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Two of the region’s hottest concert series, Jazz-Up July presented by Stamford Town Center in partnership with Morgan Stanley on the Budweiser Stage AND Alive@Five on the Budweiser Stage in partnership with Stamford Town Center, Reckson, BevMax and Copa Di Vino kick off Wednesday, July 8 and Thursday, July 9 respectively, in Columbus Park in Stamford Downtown.
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Jul 6, 2015 - 8:51:44 AM

National Geographic Adventurer of the Year at Ferguson Library's Harry Bennett Branch
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Bring your lunch and get ready to travel! On Monday, July 20 at 1 p.m., Jennifer Pharr Davis, 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, will speak at a Brown Bag Lunch at the Harry Bennett Branch of The Ferguson Library.
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Jul 2, 2015 - 9:20:03 AM

C&W Reps Landlord of Lee Corp Park in Danbury
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Cushman & Wakefield recently announced that two new deals were signed at Lee Farm Corporate Park (83 Wooster Heights Road) in Danbury.
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Jul 2, 2015 - 1:47:08 AM

Stamford Museum & Nature Center Celebrates its 18th Annual Food & Wine Celebration on Saturday, June 6 Honoring Arthur and Betsey Selkowitz
The Stamford Museum & Nature Center celebrated its 18th Annual Food and Wine Celebration on Saturday, June 6 with more than 350 guests in attendance showing their support of this educational and cultural treasure and all of the natural wonders it provides for the community and surrounding areas. Guests enjoyed a night of fine wine and beer tastings, delicious bites from the area’s top caterers and restaurants, a silent auction filled with great items and experiences, and live jazz from Stamford High School jazz band members.
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Jul 1, 2015 - 3:03:20 AM

The Mead School Appoints New Interim Director
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The Mead School in Stamford is pleased to announce the appointment of new Interim Director,  Stephanie B. Whitney, who will serve for a two-year term beginning July 1, 2015.
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Jun 30, 2015 - 12:55:32 PM

Master songwriter Steve Earle and The Dukes with their new blues album perform at The Ridgefield Playhouse on July 16
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Steve Earle has been described as having mastered and making the most of his voice – a voice weathered by hard touring over the decades. It should come as no surprise that nearly 30 years into his distinguished recording career, Steve Earle has made a blues record. With the new album Terraplane, the Americana songwriter supreme and his longtime band (Kelly Looney, Will Rigby, Chris Masterson and Eleanor Whitmore) have delivered a compact, 37-minute bluesy growler that drags us through the dirt and enlightens us at the same time. “He sounds raw, ragged and real, backed by a band whose time on the road hasn’t worn away a looseness that seems to suit these new tunes,” Rolling Stone writer Andrew Leahey writes of Steve Earle and The Dukes sixteenth studio album, “Terraplane” (released February 2015).
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Jun 30, 2015 - 5:44:38 AM

A Lecture at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum Explores the Restoration of a Newport House with Enticing History
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On Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 11 a.m. at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, 295 West Avenue in Norwalk, CT, Ronald Lee Fleming will give a talk entitled, Bellevue, Newport: the Restoration of the 1910 Ogden Codman Jr. House and Gardens.
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Jun 30, 2015 - 5:33:52 AM

Safe Travel tips from the NFD
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With winter in the rearview mirror, families across the area are leaving home for summer vacations. While tropical beaches and other family-friendly destinations can be relaxing, dangers persist. The Norwalk Fire Department encourages residents to be safe and prepared while at home or away. Check out these summer travel safety tips to ensure that you have a safe, healthy, and fun vacation experience. Residents can also download the American Red Cross ‘Emergency’ App for free. This helpful app, will let you stay updated on weather threats and emergency shelters while you’re on vacation and will also help you notify your family and friends if your vacation spot is impacted by severe weather.
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Jun 30, 2015 - 5:18:56 AM

Two Norwalk Residents Receive CCFSA Family Champion Awards
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Each year, the Connecticut Council of Family Service Agencies (CCFSA) recognizes exemplary volunteers and human service professionals with the Family Champion Award. On June 8, Richard Zaremski, Family & Children’s Agency (FCA) Board of Directors member, and Janeen Reid, Supervisor of Adolescent Services for FCA Specialized Foster Care, were honored with this award.
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Jun 30, 2015 - 1:45:14 AM

Human Services Council thanks First County Bank for continued support of Norwalk Mentor Program
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On Thursday, June 11, 2015, representatives of First County Bank, David Van Buskirk, AVP and Business Development Officer and Wendy A. Macedo, AVP and Branch Manager presented a check for $10,000 to the Human Services Council in support of the Norwalk Mentor Program.  Since 2009, First County Bank has been a proud partner and supporter of the Norwalk Mentor Program.  In a statement from Program Director, Nancy Pratt: “Without local organizations like First County, our programs would not be sustainable or have the opportunity to grow.  We are grateful for the support of First County Bank and their generosity”.  Executive Director, Anthony DiLauro said, “For several years, we have been fortunate to have the dedication and commitment of the employees of First County; the funding they provide to this program truly makes a difference to the greater Norwalk community.  We look forward to a continued close relationship for many years to come!  It is really inspiring to work with First County Bank over the years because they care about the community, the quality of their products and services and have helped us with many of our financial needs.” 
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Jun 30, 2015 - 1:42:22 AM

DMV Office Schedule in Recognition of July 4th Holiday
Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles' customer service centers will close for the Independence Day holiday on Friday, July 3, at 12:30 p.m. and reopen Tuesday, July 7, at 7:45 a.m.
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Jun 29, 2015 - 5:37:01 PM

Stamford Lions Club Celebrates Accomplishments and Installs New Leadership Team
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The Stamford Lions Club, a recognized Lions International Club of Excellence in 2014, recently elected and installed a new leadership team while celebrating two years of accomplishments serving the Stamford community.
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Jun 29, 2015 - 10:19:24 AM

Whose Woods Are These?
A recent study by Yale University School of Forestry & Environmental Studies takes an in-depth look into the “who and why” of Connecticut private land ownership. The study entitled “Understanding Connecticut Woodland Owners” is a first-of-its-kind analysis of the attitude, values, and challenges of people who own woodlands in Connecticut.
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Jun 29, 2015 - 9:47:08 AM

Franklin Street Works Presents: Panel Discussion in conjunction with “Acting on Dreams: The State of Immigrant Rights, Conditions, and Advocacy in the United States”
Stamford's Franklin Street Works is proud to present a panel discussion in conjunction with the current exhibition, “Acting on Dreams: The State of Immigrant Rights, Conditions, and Advocacy in the United States.” The exhibition, which is curated by Yaelle S. Amir, is on view through August 30. This free, public panel takes place at Franklin Street Works on Saturday, July 11th at 5:00 pm.
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Jun 29, 2015 - 9:19:04 AM

Citrin Cooperman Presents 2nd Annual CEO Evolution, in Partnership with UConn’s School of Business and the Fairfield County Business Journal
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Citrin Cooperman, one of Fairfield County’s leading accounting and business consulting firms, presented the second annual CEO Evolution on June 15, in parthership with the University of Connecticut School of Business and the Fairfield County Business Journal. Moderated by Mark L. Fagan, CPA, managing partner of Citrin Cooperman’s Connecticut office, the event featured three leading and iconic business executives.
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Jun 29, 2015 - 5:26:08 AM

East Norwalk Railroad Station Commuters Get Extension on Parking At St. Thomas Lot
Commuters who take the East Norwalk Railroad Station will have an additional two months to park at the St. Thomas School parking lot at 203 East Avenue. Thanks to the collaboration between Mayor Rilling and the Norwalk Parking Authority, the owners of the lot have agreed to extend the parking availability through August 31st for up to 25 parkers.
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Jun 29, 2015 - 5:17:07 AM

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