Malloy: New round of funding will help clean up and reactivate CT brownfields
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) is now accepting applications for a new round of grant funding of up to $7.5 million that will be awarded to help remediate and redevelop brownfield sites throughout the state. A total of $6.5 million will be earmarked for remediation projects and $1 million will be earmarked for assessment projects.
Mar 4, 2015 - 3:04:32 PM

Greenwich “Time for Lyme” Gala to Honor Leading Lyme Disease Researcher
John N. Aucott, M.D., founder and president of Lyme Disease Research Foundation, and a renowned expert in clinical research on the diagnosis and epidemiology of Lyme disease, will receive the Lauren F. Brooks Hope Award at Lyme Research Alliance (LRA) and Tick-Borne Disease Alliance’s (TBDA) “Time for Lyme” Gala April 11, 2015. The award honors those who are making significant strides in research and treatment in pursuit of a Lyme disease cure.
Mar 4, 2015 - 1:02:51 AM

Bluefish renew partnership with Pepsi for five years
The Bridgeport Bluefish today announced that they have renewed their partnership with Pepsi, agreeing on a five-year deal.
Mar 2, 2015 - 1:39:13 PM

Stories & Song with the one-and-only Platinum recording artist Wynonna Judd at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Friday, March 6
The one-and-only story teller whose Platinum recording career has made her an icon in country music, Wynonna Judd is bringing her “Wynonna and Friends: Stories & Song” Tour to The Ridgefield Playhouse on Friday, March 6, at 8 p.m. Wynonna will sing the timeless tales of her unparalleled career as she takes the audience on the revolutionary journey of three decades as an award-winning artist.
Mar 2, 2015 - 12:02:34 PM

The Autism Center at HSC earns national recognition
Taking the lead in caring for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Hospital for Special Care (HSC) announced last week that The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has recognized The Autism Center at Hospital for Special Care as the nation’s first Patient-centered Specialty Practice (PCSP). NCQA is recognizing The Autism Center at HSC for its responsiveness to patients and medical colleagues, cooperation and integration with other healthcare groups, and dedication to continuous improvement.
Mar 2, 2015 - 11:53:34 AM

Penguins score seven up on the Sound Tigers in ninth straight loss
The Bridgeport Sound Tigers were shut out for the second straight night, falling to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 7-0 on Sunday afternoon at Webster Bank Arena.
Mar 1, 2015 - 8:10:51 PM

Sound Tigers blanked for first time this season
The Bridgeport Sound Tigers suffered their first shutout of the season on Saturday, falling 3-0 to the Springfield Falcons at MassMutual Center.
Mar 1, 2015 - 5:31:55 AM

Falcons 5, Sound Tigers 3
Three third period goals by the Springfield Falcons helped them down the Bridgeport Sound Tigers 5-3 at MassMutual Center on Friday night.
Feb 27, 2015 - 11:29:58 PM

Manchester Monarchs 4, Hartford Wolf Pack 2
A three-goal third period propelled the Manchester Monarchs to a 4-2 win over the Hartford Wolf Pack Friday night at Verizon Wireless Arena, spoiling a 41-save performance by Wolf Pack goaltender Jeff Malcolm.
Feb 27, 2015 - 11:28:55 PM

Classic American Drama takes stage in Stamford
Loyalty to family first. In Arthur Miller’s classic drama, ALL MY SONS, that seems to be the most important issue at hand while others might suggest that honesty should trump everything. Curtain Call audiences can judge for themselves when this award-winning play opens in The Dressing Room Theatre on March 5, for a four-week run.
Feb 27, 2015 - 1:31:59 AM

Talented Teen Chefs Battle with Maple Syrup
Four talented teenage chefs will compete in First County Bank’s Teen Chefs Challenge event at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center during this year’s Maple Sugar Festival Weekend. On Saturday, March 7, the teen chefs will compete in an exciting competition to create the best tasting recipe, as judged by the public, using maple syrup as an ingredient.
Feb 25, 2015 - 5:05:39 AM

Stamford Peace Basketball Club Expands Its Beyond Limits Academic Program
Stamford Peace Basketball Club, Inc. (Stamford Peace), a high-level local and travel basketball program serving boys and girls from first through eleventh grade in lower Fairfield County, today announced the expansion of its Beyond Limits Academic Program. The program, which Stamford Peace began in 2013 by offering one-on-one tutoring assistance to its student-athletes, has expanded to provide highly subsidized tutoring and informal mentoring to other students attending Stamford Public Schools.
Feb 24, 2015 - 9:08:56 AM

British rock legend Uriah Heep returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse Sunday, March 1
What can one say about Uriah Heap, one of the seminal defining rock bands from the ‘60s and ‘70s???As expresses it, “You do not go as far as Uriah Heep has on a lack of talent. Their shows are classic rock shows. Smoke rises from the stage, the drummer is on a pedestal, and the singer is up front and center belting out tunes expertly with a distinctly seventies and eighties voice… This was rock then and they still put on a spectacular show….” This powerhouse band will be in concert at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Sunday, March 1, at 8 p.m. playing their favorite chart-toppers from their debut album Very ‘Eavy…Very ‘Umble, which marked a milestone in Hard Rock history.
Feb 24, 2015 - 1:18:39 AM

Call for Entries for IMAGES
The Fairfield Museum and History Center announces the seventh annual IMAGES 2015 photography competition, which celebrates the exceptional work of talented regional photographers. The museum invites professional, serious amateur and student photographers from Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island and Massachusetts to participate. More
Feb 23, 2015 - 1:33:21 PM

Golden Dragon Acrobats Cirque Ziva
From their daring heart-stopping stunts and feats of hard-to-believe athleticism, to the graceful artistry that defines the Golden Dragon Acrobats comes a new spectacular, Cirque Ziva, live at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Wednesday, March 4, at 6:30 p.m. The Golden Dragon Acrobats’ dazzling production and large cast is a perfect family event (recommended for ages 6 & up). This cultural experience will have you on the edge of your seats! A wine tasting courtesy of Palm Bay International starts the evening for adults at 5:45 p.m. in the lobby. Enjoy fine Asian cuisine at Mannen (15 Danbury Rd., Ridgefield) and a complimentary wine, beer or sake with dinner, the day of this event when ticket is presented. This show is underwritten by the Glenn H. Greenberg & Linda Vester Foundation and is part of the Palm Bay International World Beat Series with media sponsor 98Q.
Feb 23, 2015 - 12:05:22 PM

Webster Bank Promotes America Saves Week
Set a Goal. Make a Plan. Save Automatically. That’s the message from Webster Bank, a leading regional bank serving businesses and consumers in the northeast, as it promotes America Saves Week. Webster is engaging customers about good savings behavior on social media, through digital promotions, and at all 164 banking centers.
Feb 23, 2015 - 11:41:15 AM

Sponsors needed for Weston's Annual Memorial Day Race
It’s 15 degrees outside and there’s 18 inches of snow on the ground, but the folks behind the Weston Memorial Day 5K Road Race and Walk are busy raising money for the big event. The race is Weston High School PTO’s largest fundraiser, with proceeds going to current and future school enhancements and educational initiatives.
Feb 23, 2015 - 11:24:56 AM

Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty Visits Western Connecticut Health Network’s Biomedical Research Institute
Research Institute Supports Cutting-Edge Cancer and Lyme Disease Research

On Friday, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) toured the Western Connecticut Health Network’s Biomedical Research Institute and met with its team of scientists. The Research Institute supports cutting-edge cancer, proteomics, and Lyme disease research, and it houses the first Lyme disease data registry in the country. During the tour, Esty met with Dr. Matt Miller, Chief Medical Officer; Dr. Paul Fiedler, Chairman of Pathology; Dr. Cristiano Ferlini, Rudy and Sally Ruggles Endowed Chair of Cancer Research; and Dr. Thomas Rutherford, Ph.D., the Network Physician Director of Cancer Services, in addition to global research scholars working at the Institute.
Feb 23, 2015 - 12:51:57 AM

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 4, Hartford Wolf Pack 1
The Hartford Wolf Pack absorbed a loss at home on Sunday to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, by a score of 4-1. It was just the fifth time in the last 20 games (12-5-2-1) that the Wolf Pack were unable to gain a point in the standings. The team seemed to be visibly suffering from their grueling travel schedule of late, something Coach Ken Gernander pointed to as the reason for several miscues.
Feb 22, 2015 - 8:41:23 PM

Quine and Sundstrom score for Sound Tigers in loss

Max Friberg scored with 44.8 seconds left in regulation, as the Bridgeport Sound Tigers lost a heartbreaker to the Norfolk Admirals 3-2 on Sunday afternoon at Webster Bank Arena.
Feb 22, 2015 - 8:39:51 PM

Eversource Urges Customers to Clear Snow
Company offers tips to avoid potential safety hazards

With more winter weather on the way, Eversource is encouraging customers to safely remove snow and ice from gas meters and vents, especially when clearing snow from rooftops. While clearing roofs, gas meters could become buried and create safety hazards. Snow-blocked vents can cause ventilation issues leading to carbon monoxide poisoning. Also, heavy snow piled up on meters could damage or break gas meter connections, potentially causing dangerous gas leaks.
Feb 21, 2015 - 9:07:43 AM

DRS Announces New Refund Verification Steps
Department of Revenue Services Commissioner Kevin Sullivan on Friday announced that the agency will contact some taxpayers to verify that refund requests were filed by those taxpayers.
Feb 21, 2015 - 12:50:52 AM

Hartford Wolf Pack 3, Springfield Falcons 2 (OT)
Oscar Lindberg’s second goal of the game 33 seconds into overtime gave the Hartford Wolf Pack a 3-2 win over the Springfield Falcons Friday night at the MassMutual Center.
Feb 20, 2015 - 10:29:24 PM

Leone and Senate Democrats propose major tax cut for veterans
State Senator Carlo Leone (D-Stamford) and Senate Democrats today unveiled their plan to deliver a major tax break for retired veterans by providing a 100% exemption from the state income tax for federally taxable military retirement pay. Current law in Connecticut provides for a 50% exemption of federal retirement pay to retired members of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and Army and Air National Guard.
Feb 18, 2015 - 9:14:23 AM

QU Poll: It's Clinton vs Paul in Colorado, Iowa, Virginia
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton runs best overall against leading Republican White House contenders in three critical swing states, Colorado, Iowa and Virginia, but U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is in a virtual tie with her in Colorado and Virginia, according to a Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released today. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush ties her in Virginia, the largest of the three, and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is in a virtual tie in Colorado.
Feb 18, 2015 - 9:11:14 AM

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