Rochester Americans 3, Hartford Wolf Pack 2 (SO)
The Rochester Americans battled back from a 2-0 third-period deficit to defeat the Hartford Wolf Pack 3-2 in a shootout Sunday at the XL Center, denying the Wolf Pack a fourth straight win to start the season.
Oct 13, 2019 - 10:27:30 PM

Stepping Stones Museum for Children to Host a Wickedly-Fun Week of Tricks and Treats from Oct. 25 - 31
It will be a week of tricks and treats as Stepping Stones BOO-seum for Children welcomes all into its cauldron of play. This year, the museum’s Halloween festivities are bigger and better as the Stepping Stones Boo Squad has conjured up a week’s worth of fun, exciting experiences that are sure to inspire and delight. During Tricks and Treat Week from Friday, October 25 – Thursday, October 31, ghoulish games, face-painting, make-believe monsters, household wizardry, cosmic night painting, haunting hues artwork, bone-analyzing investigations and so much more. You’re sure to have a monstrously-good time!
Oct 9, 2019 - 4:55:13 AM

Space Available in October 26 Stamford EMS Safe Sitter Class
Limited seats remain for the next Stamford EMS Safe Sitter class on Saturday, October 26th. Pre-teens and teens will learn the skills needed to care for themselves and young children so they may become safe and effective babysitters. The class takes place from 9am to 2pm at Stamford EMS, 684 Long Ridge Road in Stamford. To register visit or call 203-252-2193.
Oct 7, 2019 - 5:39:29 AM

Norwalk Health Department's tips to avoid mosquitoes
Mosquitoes are front of mind right now, especially with recent news reports of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) cases in other parts of the state. The Norwalk Health Department is aware of the recent EEE-positive mosquito found in Stamford. Recent mosquitos trapped and tested in Norwalk on September 18 and 19 did not test positive for EEE. The Health Department remains in communication with City and State officials to monitor the situation.
Oct 4, 2019 - 3:15:22 AM

Lamont announces four CT public schools earn National Blue Ribbon School award
Governor Ned Lamont last week announced that the U.S. Department of Education is recognizing four Connecticut public schools as 2019 National Blue Ribbon Schools, an annual award given to select schools across the nation for demonstrating overall high achievement or success in closing achievement gaps. The schools include:
Oct 3, 2019 - 5:41:46 AM

Weston's Conservation Legacy and Future
Take a closer look at Weston’s natural environment and the efforts made to preserve it at “Weston’s Conservation – Legacy and Future,” on Wednesday, October 16 at 7 pm at the Weston Historical Society, 104 Weston Road, Weston CT. The event is free and open to the public.
Oct 2, 2019 - 5:44:37 AM

Lamont announces $13M in small cities grants awarded to modernize and rehabilitate housing
Governor Ned Lamont and Connecticut Department of Housing (DOH) Commissioner Seila Mosquera-Bruno last week announced that $13 million is being awarded to 13 municipalities in Connecticut to provide infrastructure upgrades that will modernize and rehabilitate housing for low and moderate-income individuals.
Oct 2, 2019 - 5:39:15 AM

Lamont announces CT schools ranked top three in nation by Education Week
Governor Ned Lamont and State Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona on Friday announced that Connecticut’s K-12 schools have been ranked as the third best in the nation by Education Week in the annual edition of its Grading the States report. Connecticut’s ranking is an improvement of two spots from last year’s position of fifth in the nation.
Oct 2, 2019 - 5:28:06 AM

Murphy Highlights New Haven Innovator Bioxcel Therapeutics As “Murphy’s Innovator Of The Month”
U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) announced on Friday that BioXcel Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, has been named “Innovator of the Month.” The company employs 25 people at their headquarters in New Haven and utilizes a unique artificial intelligence (AI) that draws from machine learning and big data analytics along with expertise and intuition of human experience in drug development.
Sep 30, 2019 - 5:58:03 AM

Duff Appoints Norwalk Chief of Police to Task Force to Study Police Transparency and Accountability
On Friday, Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) announced that he has appointed Chief Thomas Kulhawik to the Task Force to Study Police Transparency and Accountability. Chief Kulhawik is the Chief of the Norwalk Police Department. The appointment is effective immediately and expires on December 31, 2020.
Sep 30, 2019 - 5:35:33 AM

The Palace Theatre Raises $25,000 with First Annual Chairman’s Dinner
On Tuesday, September 24, The Palace Theatre in Stamford held it’s first annual Chairman’s Dinner. 100 supporters gathered on the stage of The Palace for an evening featuring special performances from the organization’s Arts in Education students and singer Allen Rene Louis. The event raised $25,000 to support The Palace and its arts education programs.
Sep 30, 2019 - 5:30:26 AM

Lamont announces CT receives $2.9M federal grant to strengthen Medicaid treatment of substance use disorders
Governor Ned Lamont on Friday announced that the State of Connecticut is receiving nearly $2.9 million in federal funding to plan for increased capacity of the state’s Medicaid program in delivering substance use disorder treatment and recovery services.
Sep 30, 2019 - 5:25:35 AM

Lamont advises residents to take proper precautions against Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)
Governor Ned Lamont is advising people in Connecticut to take proper precautions to protect themselves against Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) as state public health officials announced that the second person to be diagnosed with the virus this year in Connecticut has passed away. The patient, an adult resident from Old Lyme, was hospitalized with encephalitis in mid-September and is the second human fatality from the virus in Connecticut since 2013.
Sep 30, 2019 - 12:59:32 AM

Access Health CT to Host 9 "Healthy Chat" Events -- One in Every CT County
Access Health CT (AHCT) last week announced a series of upcoming community-based educational sessions, known as “Healthy Chats.” The purpose of these events is to help Connecticut residents become familiar with the Open Enrollment Period that starts on Nov. 1, 2019: and understanding costs and the financial help that is available, choosing an insurance plan, and how and where to enroll.
Sep 30, 2019 - 12:37:24 AM

Friends of the Norwalk Public Library Fall 2019 Book Sale October 26 - 29
Special Children’s Book Sale October 24

The Friends of the Norwalk Public Library System will conduct their Fall Book Sale, running from Saturday,October 26, 2019 through Tuesday, October 29, in the library’s Main Auditorium. A special sale devoted to children’s books will take place on the preceding Thursday, October 24. Also back by popular demand, will be the Friends Café, open Saturday and Sunday, where booklovers will be tempted by an array of homemade treats. All proceeds go to benefit the Norwalk Public Library System.
Sep 30, 2019 - 12:27:01 AM

Sound Tigers President Michael Picker Announces Retirement
The Bridgeport Sound Tigers, American Hockey League affiliate of the New York Islanders, announced last week that team President Michael Picker will retire in October, 2019.
Sep 30, 2019 - 12:10:35 AM

Sample craft beers at sea during Octoberfest Cruises with The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
Hoist ale on Saturday evenings in October as The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk offers special Octoberfest Cruises featuring tastings from local craft breweries.
Sep 27, 2019 - 1:26:47 AM

Donations and Consignments needed for Minks to Sinks
Minks to Sinks, a massive sale to benefit Family & Children’s Agency, will be held October 5-7 and donations and consignments of new or gently used items are needed. Contributing to the sale is a great way to clean out closets, garages, and attics.
Sep 26, 2019 - 1:23:18 AM

Greenwich Siblings Bring Home Gold and Bronze at Pan American Youth Fencing Championships in Bolivia
In her first international fencing competition, 13-year-old Madison Duckett of Greenwich brought home a gold medal at the Pan American Youth Championships for Team USA with her victory in the Pre-Cadet Women’s Saber event that took place in Cochabamba, Bolivia last month.
Sep 24, 2019 - 1:29:53 AM

World Premiere of “The Silly Dilly Musical” Series Set for September 28 at Stepping Stones Museum for Children
Norwalk’s Stepping Stones Museum for Children is about to enter its “Silly Season” and the museum is really okay with that. In fact, silly dillyness will rule the day on Saturday, September 28 when Weston resident and Emmy-nominated songwriter Alan Katz presents the world premiere of The Silly Dilly Musical: Back To School Edition at the award-winning children’s museum. The Silly Dilly Musical: Back To School Edition is the first of a series of exclusive Silly Dilly performances at Stepping Stones.
Sep 24, 2019 - 1:11:59 AM

Lamont applauds PURA approval of Millstone contract between Dominion, Eversource, and United Illuminating
Governor Ned Lamont applauded the approval of a contract last week by the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) between Dominion Energy, owner of the Millstone Nuclear Facility, and Eversource and United Illuminating, the state’s two electric distribution utilities, regarding the future of Millstone. The governor said the decision is good news for the region’s grid, the environment, the state’s economy, and ratepayers.
Sep 23, 2019 - 5:47:15 AM

Abilis Has Talent Show Scheduled for September 27
Abilis, the non-profit organization that provides services and support to more than 700 individuals with special needs and their families, has a fun-filled fall with events and activities for families and individuals of all ages. On September 27, 2019, the 3rd annual Abilis Has Talent Show will be held at 6:30 p.m., at the First Presbyterian Church at One W. Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, Connecticut. This star-studded evening showcases Abilis’ program participants with special needs and their creative talents. Close to 20 performers will show off their singing, musical and performing skills in skits that are fun for the whole family. Tickets are $25 with advance reservation or $30 at the door. Register at
Sep 23, 2019 - 1:08:33 AM

CT State Rep. Lucy Dathan leads Alzheimer's Walk
State Representative Lucy Dathan (D-Norwalk/New Canaan) is leading the way to help find the First Alzheimer’s Survivor by supporting the Walk to End Alzheimer’s with her own team.
Sep 23, 2019 - 1:03:52 AM

WCSU to host Regional Lake Communities Symposium series
The Western Connecticut State University Integrative Biological Diversity graduate program, WCSU NOAA BWet Finding Our Way Office of Science Education Outreach and Praxair will host the first of three Regional Lake Communities Symposia, “What Do We Want From Our Lakes?” at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 30, in Room 125 of the Science Building on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. The symposium will include a panel discussion featuring representatives from Ball Pond, Candlewood Lake, Lake Housatonic, Lake Zoar and Lake Lillinonah. Aquatic ecosystem research partners Larry Marsicano, principal limnologist at Aquatic Ecosystem Research, and Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station Associate Scientist Greg Bugbee, will discuss the use of triploid grass carp to control invasive aquatic vegetation. Peter Aarrestad, director of Inland Fisheries for the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, will summarize the advantages and disadvantages of introducing grass carp to manage aquatic vegetation, and New Fairfield Health Director Tim Simkins and George Benson, of Benson Environmental, will discuss the long-term success of using grass carp.
Sep 22, 2019 - 2:17:33 AM

DPH announces second human case of EEE this year and death of the first person diagnosed with the illness this year
Department of Public Health (DPH) Commissioner Renée D. Coleman-Mitchell on Friday announced a second Connecticut resident has tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) infection. The patient is an adult resident of Old Lyme who became ill during the second week of September with encephalitis and remains hospitalized. Laboratory tests, which were completed today at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Laboratory in Ft. Collins, Colorado, confirmed the presence of antibodies to the virus that causes EEE.
Sep 22, 2019 - 12:56:50 AM

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