CID’s 2017 Health Insurance Report Card Helps Consumers Compare Plans and Services
Insurance Commissioner Katharine L. Wade today announced that the 2017 Consumer Report Card on Health Plans in Connecticut, a user-friendly report that helps individuals, families and employers compare health plans across a variety of quality measures, is now available on the Insurance Department’s website.
Oct 23, 2017 - 2:32:17 PM

Mayor Rilling Receives Endorsement of Norwalk Fire Union
Today Mayor Harry Rilling received the official endorsement of the Norwalk Fire Union Local 830. He received the endorsement during a press conference on the steps of the Old City Hall at 41 North Main St. The Mayor was joined by the President and Vice President of local 830 as well as numerous firefighters.
Oct 23, 2017 - 2:30:22 PM

Bridgeport Sound Tigers 6, Hartford Wolf Pack 3
Three first-period goals sent the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on their way to a 6-3 win over the Hartford Wolf Pack Sunday at Webster Bank Arena.
Oct 22, 2017 - 6:54:34 PM

Bridgeport bounces back to snap a three-game slide in victory on Sunday
The Bridgeport Sound Tigers (2-4-0-0), proud AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, scored a season-high six goals, including Mitch Vande Sompel’s first professional tally, in a 6-3 win against the Hartford Wolf Pack (3-3-0-1) at Webster Bank Arena on Sunday.
Oct 22, 2017 - 6:54:00 PM

Rocket 6, Sound Tigers 3
Scott Eansor scored twice and Travis St. Denis added his first tally of the season on Saturday, but the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (1-4-0-0), proud AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, suffered a 6-3 loss against the Laval Rocket (4-1-1-0) in their home opener in front of 5,099 fans at Webster Bank Arena.
Oct 22, 2017 - 9:06:45 AM

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 3, Hartford Wolf Pack 2 (SO)
The Hartford Wolf Pack built a 2-0 first-period lead against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Saturday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, but the Penguins came back to post a 3-2 shootout win.
Oct 22, 2017 - 9:05:55 AM

Conn. Joins $120M Settlement with General Motors over Defective Ignition Switch
Connecticut has joined with 48 other states and the District of Columbia in a $120 million settlement with General Motors Company (GM) to resolve allegations that the company concealed safety issues related to ignition-switch defects in certain GM vehicles, Attorney General George Jepsen announced on Thursday.
Oct 20, 2017 - 10:25:12 AM

Stamford Museum Holiday Exhibition, Gerberich’s Gadgets: The Best of Springs, Sprockets & Pulleys Opens November 17
The ingenious inventions of sculptor – and SM&NC favorite – Steve Gerberich will return to the Stamford Museum & Nature Center for a totally re-imagined Winter Exhibition. Gerberich has gathered his most outstanding and outlandish large-scale kinetic sculptures and installations for a showing of Gerberich’s Gadgets: The Best of Springs, Sprockets & Pulleys.”
Oct 20, 2017 - 7:20:40 AM

CT Marathon Runners Get a Leg Up Using Natural Therapy
As Hartford Marathon runners rejoice in their accomplishment last weekend, many already have their eyes on the next long distance race. For a true competitive edge, Matt Maneggia, licensed acupuncturist and owner of Connecticut Family Acupuncture, says look no further than the tip of a needle.
Oct 20, 2017 - 7:14:53 AM

First County Bank Foundation Grants $96,500 to Norwalk Nonprofits
First County Bank Foundation is pleased to announce it recently awarded 17 Norwalk-based nonprofit groups a total of $96,500 in grants to support these organizations with their mission to provide needed services in our local communities. First County Bank Foundation has awarded individual grants worth over $8.2 million since its inception in 2001.
Oct 18, 2017 - 3:35:49 AM

Pioneering Care Delivery Model Connects Patients to Latest Cancer Care Advances
Norwalk Hospital and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) today announced MSK Physicians at Norwalk Hospital, a new cancer care collaboration that will integrate MSK medical and radiation oncologists and care practices with the existing cancer program at the C. Anthony and Jean Whittingham Cancer Center at Norwalk Hospital.
Oct 16, 2017 - 9:08:44 AM

WWII Pilot Shares Stories from Front Lines at Veteran's Meeting
94-year-old Walter Hushak of Southington has a story to tell. Hushak always had dreams of flying high so when duty called he was eager to enlist in the Air Force. He was just 19 years old when he entered the military and it was clear his destination would be across the ocean fighting in World War II.
Oct 16, 2017 - 9:05:04 AM

Congressman Jim Himes to open UN Day Forum on North Korea in Norwalk
North Korea will be the focus of this year's United Nations Day program at Norwalk Community College (NCC) at 11:30 a.m., on Thursday, October 19th. Co-sponsored by the United Nations Association of Southwestern Connecticut (UNASWCT) and the Norwalk Community College Model UN Club and Peace Club, the event will take place in the GenRe Forum on the East Campus, 188 Richards Avenue, Norwalk, CT.
Oct 16, 2017 - 9:03:36 AM

Rock Legend Mary Wilson performs a night of The Supremes hits at The Ridgefield Playhouse on October 20
It’s a night with Rock Royalty when Motown Legend Mary Wilson of The Supremes performs at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Friday, October 20 at 8pm as part of the Pepsi Rock Series. Don’t miss a chance to see one of the founding members and the only singer to stay in the group for its entire run! Motown’s prime girl group in the ’60s had no problem reaching first place on the Billboard Hot 100. The Supremes did it 12 times, beginning with their breakthrough single, “Where Did Our Love Go,” in 1964. Fans can hear Mary Wilson perform their greatest hits including “Baby Love,” “Come See About Me,” “Stop In the Love” and many more! In addition to being a singer, Mary Wilson is also a motivational speaker, businesswoman, former U.S. Cultural Ambassador, humanitarian and best-selling author. Wilson’s most recent book, Eat Like a Rock Star, is a collaboration with Mark Bego. Together they gathered beloved recipes from legendary rocker friends and invites the ultimate music fan to put on an apron and join them at the table. Make it a great night out with dinner and a show! Visit The Village Tavern (378 Main Street, Ridgefield) and enjoy a complimentary glass of house wine or draft beer with the purchase of an entree with your ticket!
Oct 13, 2017 - 9:48:33 AM

Colliers Reports Office Availability Unchanged in Westchester, Down in Fairfield
Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CIGI, TSX:CIG) on Tuesday released its third-quarter 2017 Office Market Snapshots for Westchester and Fairfield counties. The global commercial real estate services firm’s Stamford-based research team reports that office space availability remained unchanged in Westchester despite healthy leasing activity, while Fairfield County ended the quarter with less available space even though leasing activity was off almost 10 percent.
Oct 11, 2017 - 4:18:33 AM

Women’s Center Leader to Receive Women’s Award
For almost twenty-five years as the President & CEO of the Women’s Center of Greater Danbury, Patricia Zachman has been working towards “ending the violence.” You may not know her face or even her name, but because of her, during the past fiscal year over 33,000 women, men and children were helped in their darkest hours. This year, the Women’s Business Council (WBC) will honor Pat for her compassion and dedication as the recipient of its annual Heart of Women Award.
Oct 11, 2017 - 4:16:11 AM

Classic Western to play on stage in Stamford
One of the greatest tales from the American West – The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance - will play on stage for the first time in Stamford beginning Thursday, October 26.

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance is a classic tale of love, honor, ambition and revenge set in the Wild West, 1890. This is the story of good versus evil, of law versus the gun, and of one man versus Liberty Valance.
Oct 10, 2017 - 7:55:30 AM

Stamford Symphony to Open the 2017-2018 Season with Gala Weekend Honoring Barbara Smith-Soroca
At the Stamford Symphony’s opening concert on October 14, 2017, the Orchestra and Stamford community will pay tribute to CEO and President Barbara Smith-Soroca, who has announced her retirement from the leadership position she has held for 39 years. Ms. Soroca came to the organization in 1979, when Skitch Henderson was music director, the orchestra was comprised of passionate, accomplished amateur musicians, and performances were held at West Hill High School. Under Ms. Soroca’s steadfast leadership the Orchestra has grown to be the pre-eminent music ensemble in the region, employing top professional musicians from the New York City metro area, boasting robust music education and community engagement programs, and performing at the Palace Theatre’s beautifully restored venue. The organization has announced that Russell Jones, who has specialized in orchestra administration throughout his career both in the United States and Great Britain, has been selected as Ms. Soroca’s successor. The two administrators will overlap until Ms. Soroca’s departure in January, ensuring a seamless leadership transition.
Oct 9, 2017 - 8:27:25 AM

Talk on Civility at an American School in a Muslim Country
Jonathan Starr, founder of The Abaarso School, an American style boarding school in Somaliland, will give a talk on “Civility at an American School in a Muslim Country” October 23 at 6 p.m. at The Ferguson Library, 96 Broad Street, Stamford, CT.
Oct 6, 2017 - 9:17:45 AM

Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum Receives Prestigious National Award in Austin, Texas
On September 8, 2017, The Lockwood Mathews Mansion Museum’s Executive Director Susan Gilgore, traveled to Austin, Texas to receive, on behalf of the Museum, a prestigious Leadership in History award from the American Association of State and Local History.
Oct 5, 2017 - 6:28:27 AM

Pirate-Themed Fundraiser Raises $15,000 for the Housatonic Museum of Art
On Friday, September 29th, the community turned out in force to participate in a fun, pirate-themed who-dun-it mystery party to support the Housatonic Museum of Art. Over 120 people attended the event, which was held at Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl in Bridgeport, and raised $15,000 for the museum’s collection, programs and exhibitions.
Oct 4, 2017 - 9:34:53 AM

Robinson+Cole Makes Contribution to Legal Aid Organization in Honor of Former Partner
The second annual George C. Hastings Community Service Award was presented to the Greater Hartford Legal Aid Foundation during Robinson+Cole’s alumni reunion on September 19, 2017 at Dunkin’ Donuts Park. The award bears the name of the firm’s former partner, George C. Hastings, who practiced at Robinson+Cole from 1957 until his retirement in 1995.
Oct 4, 2017 - 9:32:37 AM

Limited Seats Remain For The 3rd Annual SilverSource Autumn Breakfast On October 17th
Limited seats remain for the SilverSource Autumn Breakfast. Registration is still open for the event, which takes place from 7am – 9am on Tuesday, October 17th at the Crowne Plaza Stamford hotel. The annual breakfast event is the primary fundraiser for SilverSource, which serves older adults and their families in Fairfield County.
Oct 4, 2017 - 9:31:33 AM

Former First Lady Michelle Obama at The Bushnell November 16
The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts and The Connecticut Forum are pleased to announce an appearance by former First Lady Michelle Obama at The Bushnell on Thursday, November 16 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for “A Moderated Conversation with Former First Lady Michelle Obama” go on sale to the general public Tuesday, October 10 at 10:00 a.m. and will be available online at, by phone at 860-987-5900, or at The Bushnell box office, 166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford.
Oct 4, 2017 - 6:24:32 AM

Norwalk Public Library Presents Connecticut Indie Author Day
On Saturday, October 14, from 9 – 5 p.m., the Norwalk Public Library will participate in Indie Author Day 2017, by hosting more than 40 authors from Norwalk and other Connecticut towns. Indie authors will have the opportunity to come together in the library to help local self-published and independent authors get discovered, and for readers to find new books written by fellow community members. Readers will be able to chat with authors, who will do brief readings and presentations. Copies of books will be available for sale and signing.
Oct 3, 2017 - 6:22:02 AM

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