Creativity Catapults Stamford Teams to Odyssey World Finals
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Four Stamford teams displayed extraordinary creativity in the 33rd CT Odyssey of the Mind Tournament earning a place in the World Finals at Iowa State University next month. The students competed in Bristol, Connecticut, against over 170 teams from towns and cities across Connecticut. Qualifying to go to the World Finals is a once in a lifetime experience, allowing students to compete and exchange ideas with other teams from China, Singapore, Germany and other countries and states in the U.S.
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Apr 16, 2014 - 2:26:31 PM

Hundreds to Walk for Stronger, Healthier Babies in Stamford
On Saturday, May 3 at Commons Park at Harbor Point in Stamford, hundreds of families and business leaders will join together to March for Babies—the March of Dimes walk honoring babies born healthy and those who need help to survive and thrive. Funds raised help support prenatal wellness programs, research grants, neonatal intensive care unit family support programs and advocacy efforts for stronger, healthier babies. Families will enjoy bounce houses, music, face painting and more.
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Apr 16, 2014 - 5:38:04 AM

Martin Appoints Ernie Orgera to Director of Operations
Mayor Martin today announced the appointment of Ernie Orgera to Director of Operations. Orgera had been serving as Acting Director in the Martin Administration since Martin took office on December 1, 2013.
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Apr 15, 2014 - 5:34:08 PM

First Night Danbury seeks stories to share on its 25th anniversary
"Make New Friends, Keep the Old" is the theme for the 25th First Night Danbury, an apt umbrella for this year's New Year's Eve celebration on Wednesday, December 31st, 2014 in downtown Danbury. Founded n 1989 by a community of enthusiastic volunteers and, more recently, taken under wing and given new vigor by CityCenter Danbury, First Night Danbury is one of the oldest First Nights in the U.S. and only one of three in Connecticut.
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Apr 15, 2014 - 2:32:45 PM

John T. and Jane A. Wiederhold Foundation Donates $250,000 for Mystic Aquarium’s New Research Center
Mystic Aquarium, a unit of Sea Research Foundation, has received a $250,000 grant from the John T. and Jane A. Wiederhold Foundation to support construction of The Ocean Research and Conservation Center, a state-of-the-art veterinary and animal health center, as it expands its research mandate.
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Apr 15, 2014 - 2:31:04 PM

The Warner Stage Company presents: All Shook Up
The Warner Stage Company’s Main Stage Musical Season continues May 3rd with the opening night of All Shook Up.
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Apr 15, 2014 - 2:29:22 PM

End Hunger Connecticut! Welcomes Four New Board Members
End Hunger Connecticut!, a statewide anti-hunger and food security organization, with headquarters in Hartford, today announced the addition of four new Board members: Dr. Madhu Mather, Nicole Berube, Monica Stellmacher and Camille Livsey. Each brings to the Board extensive experience working as community advocates. Many have also led efforts to improve access to nutritious foods for Connecticut residents impacted by food insecurity.
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Apr 15, 2014 - 2:25:29 PM

On Tax Day, Rep. Elizabeth Esty Renews Call for Comprehensive Tax Reform
On Tax Day, Rep. Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) renewed her call for Congress to take steps to restore predictability for small businesses and fairness for middle-class families. She released the following statement:
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Apr 15, 2014 - 10:35:35 AM

Cultural Alliance of Western CT seeks sculptors' award designs for bike race
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The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut, in partnership with WHEELpassion, invites sculptors to submit samples of their work for a creative challenge: to design an original, one-­of-­a-­kind award to be presented to the winner of the inaugural Danbury Audi Race4Scholars Criterium. The bike race, which will be held this summer in downtown Danbury on Sunday, August 17th, will help establish college scholarship funds for high school graduates who intend to major in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) disciplines, as well as medical and other relevant fields.
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Apr 15, 2014 - 10:33:54 AM

Bluefish, WGCH-AM announce broadcast agreement
The Bridgeport Bluefish today announced a radio partnership to broadcast all home games for the 2014 season on AM 1490 WGCH and live webcast through wgch.com and bridgeportbluefish.com. This will be the second consecutive year Bluefish games will be broadcast on AM 1490 WGCH.
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Apr 15, 2014 - 9:32:33 AM

Stamford's Palace Theatre Taps Stamford Resident Cathy Bromberg as New Director of Development
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Cathy Bromberg, a long-time Stamford resident, has been named Director of Development for Stamford’s Palace Theatre. Ms. Bromberg comes to The Palace from the Norwalk Community College Foundation, where she designed and executed donor-centric special events, grew annual fund revenues by more than 25%, developed stewardship plans to retain major capital campaign donors, and created a successful scholarship marketing plan that increased the number of applicants by 35%.
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Apr 15, 2014 - 2:57:26 AM

Phantoms 4, Sound Tigers 2
The Bridgeport Sound Tigers lost to the Adirondack Phantoms Monday night, falling by a final score of 4-2. The Sound Tigers scored both of their goals in the second period, thanks to Alan Quine and Scooter Vaughan, both of whom notched their eighth goals of 2013-14. Philippe Trudeau got the start in net and stopped 26 shots for the Sound Tigers.
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Apr 14, 2014 - 11:23:55 PM

Bluefish announce Spring Training schedule
The Bridgeport Bluefish today announced dates and starting times for their 2014 Spring Training schedule. The Bluefish will hold Spring Training in Bridgeport at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard during 2014.
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Apr 14, 2014 - 9:05:47 AM

Bret Michaels’ Life Rocks Tour 2014 stops at The Ridgefield Playhouse
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Poison’s front man, Bret Michaels, is coming back to The Ridgefield Playhouse on Tuesday, April 29, at 8 p.m., this time with his new Life Rocks 2014 Tour. A multi-Platinum global superstar who has turned his passion for music into a life-long career, Bret’s legendary songs have surpassed 32 million in sales. After Poison, one of rock’s most iconic and enduring bands, Michaels’ solo career has soared even including stellar television successes on VH1’s "Rock of Love" and NBC’s "Celebrity Apprentice”. Michaels plays to packed houses in sold out tours and has collaborated with the biggest artists in the industry An AllShows.com VIP Party Pass ($25 addt'l per person), which includes a pre-show cocktail party from 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. with open bar, hors-d’oeuvre and priority parking, is available for this show by calling the box office (203-438-5795). The Little Pub (Ethan Allen Highway) will pour a free glass of house wine or draught beer with dinner the night of this show when tickets/stubs are presented. This event is partially underwritten by Ridgefield Salon & Spa and is part of the Xfinity Rock Series.
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Apr 14, 2014 - 7:41:18 AM

Falcons 2, Sound Tigers 1
The Bridgeport Sound Tigers lost to the Springfield Falcons Sunday evening, falling by a final score of 2-1. The game was tied for nearly the entire third period, but a Sean Collins goal with 5.4 seconds to play in regulation gave Springfield the victory. The lone Sound Tigers goal was scored by Justin Hickman in what was his first career professional goal. Kevin Poulin was a standout in goal for the Sound Tigers and made 37 saves, some of them dazzling stops.
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Apr 13, 2014 - 7:11:35 PM

St. John’s IceCaps 6, Hartford Wolf Pack 2
The Hartford Wolf Pack’s seven-game winning streak, which tied the second-longest in team history, was snapped Sunday at Mile One Centre, in a 6-2 loss to the St. John’s IceCaps.
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Apr 13, 2014 - 7:05:30 PM

Hartford Wolf Pack 7, St. John’s IceCaps 2
J.T. Miller scored twice, and Danny Kristo had a goal and an assist, Saturday night at Mile One Centre, as the Hartford Wolf Pack extended their win streak to seven straight games with a 7-2 victory over the St. John’s IceCaps.
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Apr 13, 2014 - 1:48:28 AM

Devils 2, Sound Tigers 1
The Bridgeport Sound Tigers lost to the Albany Devils Friday night by a final score of 2-1. Jesse Graham notched his first career professional goal in the second period, but Kelly Zajac had a pair of markers for the Devils. Philippe Trudeau made the start in net for the Sound Tigers and made 25 saves.
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Apr 12, 2014 - 9:27:02 AM

FCA Receives $200K Grant for IT Collaborative
Family & Children’s Agency (FCA) is the recipient of a grant worth over $200,000 from the Connecticut Office of Policy and Management (OPM) to support FCA’s involvement in the Fairfield County Information Technology Collaborative (FCITC). The Collaborative is a partnership between FCA, Family Centers of Greenwich and FSW of Bridgeport to create a shared technology platform. This funding will support the purchase of both software and hardware, along with user-trainings as the Agency implements a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI).
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Apr 11, 2014 - 3:02:32 PM

Vaive’s Physical Play Helps Wolf Pack Depth
Justin Vaive has played 23 games since joining the Hartford Wolf Pack on a Professional Tryout (PTO) agreement January 11, and although his offensive output has been limited to one goal and four points, he has used his 6-4, 210-pound frame to make a solid impact in the forechecking department.
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Apr 11, 2014 - 9:30:29 AM

College Students and Staff Selected for Community Service Awards
Of 103 nominations submitted for the 2014 Higher Education Community Service Awards, six were selected for the honor and celebrated April 8 at a dinner conducted by the Connecticut Commission on Community Service and the Office of Higher Education at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain.
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Apr 10, 2014 - 8:51:21 AM

Banking Commissioner Announces Settlement With CashCall, Inc. and Western Sky Financial
Connecticut Borrowers Eligible to Receive Restitution

Connecticut Department of Banking Commissioner Howard F. Pitkin announced that a settlement has been reached with CashCall, Inc., Western Sky Financial, LLC and Martin Webb, the owner of Western Sky Financial, for violating Connecticut law pertaining to small loan lenders. In addition to providing restitution to affected borrowers, CashCall has paid a $350,000 fine. The Department of Banking will help borrowers make their claims against the restitution fund.
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Apr 10, 2014 - 8:48:20 AM

Hartford Wolf Pack 2, Worcester Sharks 1
David LeNeveu made 35 saves, and Darroll Powe’s second-period goal was the game-winner Wednesday night at the DCU Center, as the Hartford Wolf Pack won their sixth straight game, a 2-1 victory over the Worcester Sharks.
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Apr 10, 2014 - 7:25:46 AM

Victory parade for UConn teams set for Sunday
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that the Hartford Business Improvement District will host a victory parade and rally in Hartford on Sunday, April 13 to congratulate the UConn Men’s and Women’s Basketball Teams for winning their 2014 NCAA Basketball National Championships. The parade, which will begin and end at the State Capitol, starts at 4:00 p.m. and will be immediately followed by a victory rally on the north steps of the State Capitol building. Parade and rally organizers are relying on private donations to finance both events.
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Apr 9, 2014 - 4:42:19 PM

Native Plant Program & Sale at DEEP’s Sessions Woods
The Friends of Sessions Woods will be highlighting the importance of planting native with a program and plant sale during their annual meeting on Sunday, April 13, beginning at 12:30 p.m. at the Sessions Woods Conservation Education Center in Burlington. All are welcome to attend. Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) wildlife biologist Peter Picone will present a program on using native plants to benefit wildlife. Peter will provide examples of fruit-bearing shrubs to attract various birds, including yellow-rumped warblers, northern cardinals, and cedar waxwings. He also will suggest options for native perennials with ample nectar to attract hummingbirds and many butterflies. Pete will provide insight on the best plants for the best intentions! Staff from Earth Tones Nursery in Woodbury will be present to describe plans for a rain garden adjacent to the Sessions Woods Conservation Education Center. Rain gardens work by collecting rainwater run-off from roofs and slowing the flow of water over the landscape. Typically, they consist of a shallow depression planted with water-loving plants.
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Apr 9, 2014 - 11:41:59 AM

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