Operation: Comfort, a Grassroots Effort to help Connecticut Homeless
Second Annual Collection and Fundraiser to Benefit Middletown Homeless Shelter

Libby Carrier, Portland business owner and resident, is once again collecting basic essentials for Middletown’s homeless population. Her project, Operation Comfort: Care Packages for the Homeless, is a grassroots community effort founded in honor of her late brother, Conrad Cook, who died in 2012 after a period of homelessness. The project’s mission is to provide the homeless residents of Middletown with “comfort care packages” for winter.
Nov 26, 2014 - 5:31:57 AM

Malloy: State offices to close Wednesday at 12:30 p.m.
Emergency Operations Center Will Be Partially Activated at 8AM Wednesday; DOT Suspends All Road Work

Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that state office buildings will close on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. due to the anticipated snowstorm that is expected to significantly impact the state. Nonessential state employees will be dismissed at that time.
Nov 25, 2014 - 11:48:17 PM

DMV Road Tests Cancelled for Wednesday
DMV Road Tests Cancelled for Wednesday, November 26; Drivers Are Reminded to Remove Snow and Ice from Their Vehicles

The Department of Motor Vehicles for Wednesday, November 26, is cancelling all road tests. The cancellation is due to expected poor and slippery driving conditions from snow. Anyone with a scheduled road test can call DMV to choose a new date. The numbers to call are 860-263-5700 if someone is within the Hartford area and toll-free 800-842-8222 for those outside the Hartford area. DMV is also attempting to contact customers with road test appointments to advise them of the schedule change.
Nov 25, 2014 - 11:46:24 PM

QU Poll: American voters split on Obama's immigration move
American voters are divided on whether President Barack Obama should take action to address the immigration issue if Congress fails to act, as 45 percent say the president should issue an executive order while 48 percent say he should not, according to a Quinnipiac University National poll released today.
Nov 25, 2014 - 6:59:11 AM

Christine Pakkala to Appear at Barnes & Noble in Westport December 3
Children’s author Christine Pakkala will read from her newest hardcover, Last-But-Not-Least Lola and the Wild Chicken (Boyds Mills Press), at Barnes & Noble, 1076 Post Road, Westport on December 3 at 6:30 pm. Pakkala will also speak about the joys and challenges of writing a children’s series, while doling tips to budding authors. The community at large is invited to attend. Admission is free.
Nov 25, 2014 - 5:36:49 AM

Dr. Seuss Author Partners with Reach Out and Read CT! Commission a Custom Poem by Rabe
Tish Rabe, the best-selling author of over 160 children’s books including the popular Dr. Seuss, Cat In the Hat Learning Library, is partnering with Reach Out and Read Connecticut in support of their mission - to prepare disadvantaged children for academic success. Rabe is generously donating her time and her talents to create customized poems that celebrate the special moments in life including anything from the birth of a child to a retirement. These poems are available for the public to purchase for $50 with 100% of the proceeds going to Reach Out and Read Connecticut. The poems are called “Magical Milestones” and can be purchased at https://www.crowdrise.com/magicalmilestones. The partners hope to raise $10,000 during the holiday season.
Nov 25, 2014 - 5:29:39 AM

"Holidays at the Symphony" at Osborne Homestead Museum, Derby
The rooms of the Osborne Homestead Museum in Derby, will be magnificently decorated to the theme of “Holidays at the Symphony” for the holiday season. Each room will beautifully showcase the different musical components of the symphony orchestra. Upon entering the museum, visitors will see and learn about musical instruments and the Osborne family’s influence in the music industry.
Nov 24, 2014 - 7:17:00 AM

Ferguson Library to forgive fines for food donations
The Ferguson Library is helping to feed the hungry this holiday season. The library will forgive fines during the week of December 8 – 15 with a donation to the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County. Library users can bring in canned or packaged non-perishable, unexpired food items, and deposit them in the special receptacles at any library location during that week.
Nov 24, 2014 - 7:02:26 AM

DMV Offices to Close Thursday, Nov. 27, for Thanksgiving Day
All Department of Motor Vehicles' offices will be closed on Thursday, November 27, for the Thanksgiving Day holiday. DMV's regional service centers and major service offices will reopen Friday, November 28, at 7:45 a.m.
Nov 24, 2014 - 6:31:02 AM

Family & Children’s Agency Recognizes National Adoption Month
“Adoption is more than a moment in time,” says Natalie Jackson, Assistant Director of Adoption at Family & Children’s Agency (FCA). Families formed through adoption or guardianship sometimes face unique challenges later in life, such as talking to your child about adoption, child development, or transitioning from foster care to a permanent home. In addition to offering domestic and international adoption services, FCA offers the Adoption Assistance Program (AAP), a grant funded program through the University of Connecticut Health Center, which provides comprehensive assessments, education, brief counseling and referral services to adoptive families free of charge.
Nov 24, 2014 - 5:59:03 AM

Access Health CT operational and enrollment update
During the 2015 open enrollment, Access Health CT (AHCT) will provide regular updates regarding key operational and enrollment statistics. AHCT’s goal during this open enrollment is to enroll 70,000 new individuals in quality, affordable health care coverage.
Nov 24, 2014 - 5:55:28 AM

Norwalk Radiology and Mammography Center Earns Lung Cancer Screening Center Designation
Norwalk Radiology and Mammography Center (NRMC), located at 148 East Avenue in Norwalk, has been designated a Lung Cancer Screening Center by the American College of Radiology (ACR). NRMC is a Norwalk Hospital outpatient service.
Nov 24, 2014 - 5:54:18 AM

Landau relected president of Norwalk Tree Alliance
Dan Landau was elected to his third one-year term as president of the Norwalk Tree Alliance, a nonprofit dedicated to enhancing Norwalk’s urban forest canopy and public education showing how trees elevate the quality of life in the community.
Nov 24, 2014 - 5:27:53 AM

American Red Cross Connecticut Chapter Offers Holiday Cooking Safety Tips
The American Red Cross responds to nearly 70,000 disasters a year-one every eight minutes -- and most are home fires. Last year, the American Red Cross Connecticut Chapter responded to nearly 800 local disasters – most of them residential fires. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, the Red Cross encourages families to prevent kitchen fires by taking some basic safety measures.
Nov 24, 2014 - 5:26:18 AM

The Sound Tigers first winless streak of the season is now at four as the Albany Devils downed Bridgeport on Sunday afternoon at Times Union Center, 5-2.
Nov 23, 2014 - 8:14:41 PM

Wolf Pack wins over Sound Tigers after OT
In a physical game at the XL Center Saturday night, Mat Bodie’s three-on-three goal with 60 seconds left in overtime gave the Hartford Wolf Pack a 2-1 win over the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.
Nov 23, 2014 - 4:49:05 AM

Mat Bodie scored the overtime winner as the Hartford Wolf Pack defeated the Sound Tigers 2-1 on Saturday night at XL Center.
Nov 23, 2014 - 4:47:53 AM

Providence Bruins 4, Hartford Wolf Pack 1
A two-goal, late-second period burst by the Providence Bruins made the difference Friday night at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center Providence, as the Bruins defeated the Hartford Wolf Pack by a score of 4-1.
Nov 21, 2014 - 11:06:26 PM

A three-goal first period powered the Springfield Falcons past the Sound Tigers 5-2 on Friday night at MassMutual Center.
Nov 21, 2014 - 11:05:28 PM

City Unveils Street Safety Improvements
Stamford Mayor David Martin and City officials today unveiled several improvements designed to enhance road safety in Stamford. The announcement came as part of the Stamford Street Smart Initiative, a program launched by the Mayor in September to promote pedestrian, driver and cyclist safety throughout the city.
Nov 20, 2014 - 2:39:36 PM

Stamford Public Schools Launches Parent Portal
Stamford Public Schools (SPS) is pleased to announce the launch of the PowerSchool® Parent Portal for its high school and middle school families, beginning November 20, 2014. The Parent Portal will provide those families with real-time access to their children’s grades and absences, through an easy-to-use, secure website.
Nov 20, 2014 - 6:27:40 AM

Syracuse Crunch 5, Hartford Wolf Pack 4
The Hartford Wolf Pack were unable to recover from a Syracuse Crunch four-goal first period Wednesday night at the XL Center and lost, 5-4.
Nov 20, 2014 - 6:24:15 AM

Ferguson Library to rename main library after late president Ernest A. DiMattia
The Ferguson Library in Stamford will rededicate its Main Library at Bedford and Broad Streets in memory of late President Ernest A. DiMattia, Jr. in a ceremony at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 7. The building will be known as the Ernest A. DiMattia, Jr. Building of The Ferguson Library.
Nov 19, 2014 - 7:09:34 AM

Family Centers Named Among Nation’s Best Nonprofits by Charity Navigator
For the eighth consecutive year, Charity Navigator, the largest independent evaluator of U.S. charities, awarded Family Centers with its 4-star rating for outstanding fiscal management.
Nov 19, 2014 - 6:55:09 AM

The Malta Justice Initiative convenes a coalition to call for reform of state's criminal justice system
The Malta Justice Initiative has convened a group of Connecticut citizens to delineate opportunities to improve the state’s current criminal justice system, where the number of inmates has skyrocketed from approximately 3,645 in 1980 to 16,600 in January 2014, an increase of over 400 percent.
Nov 19, 2014 - 6:53:24 AM

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