Amateur Radio Field Day Demonstrates Ham Radio Operation at Westport Observatory
Members of the Westport Astronomical Society's Amateur Radio Club KB1WLW, Greater Bridgeport Amateur Radio Club, and the Housatonic Amateur Radio Club will be participating in the National Amateur Radio Field Day exercise, from noon June 24 to noon June 25th at the observatory located at 182 Bayberry Lane in Westport CT.
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Jun 22, 2017 - 6:37:17 AM

CT Hospital Studies Link Between Diabetes and Pancreatic Cancer
Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN) has just announced the launch of a $2.7 million 3-year research study that will investigate the link between new-onset diabetes and pancreatic cancer. The main goal is to detect the often lethal cancer at a curable stage. Pancreatic cancer is one of the most lethal of human malignancies, with five-year survival rates of only 8 percent. It is on a trajectory to become the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the US by 2020.
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Jun 22, 2017 - 6:33:10 AM

Weston's Emmanuel Kicks Off Summer Concert Series June 28
Weston’s Emmanuel Church launches their popular Summer Concert Series with Celestial Jazz on a Summer Evening, featuring The Joe Utterback-Gary Mazzaroppi Duo on Wednesday, June 28 at 7:30 pm. The evening features a family-friendly, eclectic musical program with acclaimed area musicians Dr. Joe Utterback and Gary Mazzaroppi. The Utterback-Mazzaroppi duo will deliver an entertaining set, drawing from their CD, Shadows and Smiles, as well as select compositions from the Great American Songbook that will appeal to jazz enthusiasts and beyond. The concert will be followed by an ice cream social. Admission is free (though donations are welcomed) and the event is open to the public. Emmanuel Church is located at 285 Lyons Plain Road, Weston.
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Jun 20, 2017 - 7:07:25 AM

Malloy directs flags to hal-staff in honor of U.S. Navy Sonar Technician 3rd Class Ngoc T. Truong Huynh
Governor Dannel P. Malloy on Sunday evening announced that he is directing U.S. and state flags in Connecticut to fly at half-staff beginning immediately in honor of U.S. Navy Sonar Technician 3rd Class Ngoc T. Truong Huynh of Oakville, who was among those who died on board the U.S.S. Fitzgerald in a collision in Japan.
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Jun 19, 2017 - 8:46:44 AM

Gas prices in CT fall 4 cents per gallon
Average retail gasoline prices in Connecticut have fallen 4.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.48/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,540 gas outlets in Connecticut. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.28/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
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Jun 19, 2017 - 8:44:34 AM

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum to present new works by artist Jan Dilenschneider
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Twenty new paintings by Connecticut artist Jan Dilenschneider will be featured at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum in an exhibition entitled, Eco Visions, that opens on July 12, 2017, and runs through October 5, 2017, with a reception on Sept. 28, 5:30-7:30 p.m. The exhibition will be curated by Gail Ingis.
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Jun 16, 2017 - 7:54:14 AM

Kellogg Environmental Center Hosts Art Show Opening
Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) will host an art show opening for a display of artwork from Blue Rock Studio, Oxford, on Tuesday, June 20 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby. The public is invited to attend the Opening and meet the artists. The exhibit is free and will be open to the public through July 23.
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Jun 16, 2017 - 7:52:16 AM

Franklin Street Works launches "Wine Garden: Contemporary Pouring, Contemporary Pairings, Contemporary Art" on Friday nights this summer
Franklin Street Works, a not-for-profit contemporary art space and café in the heart of downtown Stamford, Conn., is pleased to announce a new summer culinary event, "Wine Garden: Contemporary Pouring, Contemporary Pairings, and Contemporary Art." The Wine Garden, which features a curated wine list and expanded menu, will be open Fridays, 5:00-10:00pm, June 30 through August 25, 2017.
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Jun 15, 2017 - 11:07:17 AM

Stamford Public Schools Releases 2015-2016 Annual Report to the Community: Shaping the Future
The Stamford Public Schools (SPS) 2015-2016 Annual Report to the Community is now available on the SPS district website and soon to be in many mailboxes across the city. Each year the district reviews what has been accomplished over the previous year and reports out on the progress, successes and challenges. In addition to being posted on the website, the report is also distributed to homes and businesses across the city along with the summer edition of Stamford Plus magazine.
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Jun 15, 2017 - 8:01:37 AM

Secretary Merrill Presents National Award to Four Connecticut Winners
Secretary of the State Denise Merrill presented the National Association of Secretaries of State Medallion Award to four Connecticut honorees. The winners are: Connecticut’s Kid Governor Program; National Teacher of the Year, Jahana Hayes; the late Rep. Betty Boukus and the Town of Clinton.
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Jun 15, 2017 - 7:51:08 AM

Stamford Designated an Innovation Place
The City of Stamford, led by Innovate Stamford, has been designated an Innovation Place, as announced by the CTNext Board of Directors. Innovate Stamford will receive up to $2 million in Implementation Grant funds in fiscal year 2018 to apply towards establishing Stamford as a hub for innovation, entrepreneurialism and business growth.
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Jun 13, 2017 - 5:07:51 AM

WWI Illustrators of America: How Harry Townsend and F.C. Yohn Helped Win the War
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Join nationally renowned author, James Thompson, at the Norwalk Historical Society's Mill Hill Historic Park on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 7:00pm for an introspective look at World War I artists, most specifically Norwalk artists, Harry Townsend and F.C. Yohn. WWI Illustrators of America: How Harry Townsend and F.C. Yohn Helped Win the War is part of the Norwalk Historical Society's World War I Centennial Lecture Series. World War I posters on loan from the Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury, CT and Townsend and Yohn's art work from the City of Norwalk Collection will be on display. The lecture will take place in the newly restored 1835 Town House at Mill Hill, located at 2 East Wall Street in Norwalk, CT. Follow signs to parking. Admission is $5.00 and tickets can be purchased at www.norwalkhistoricalsociety.org Generously sponsored in part by the DoubleTree by Hilton and the Norwalk Arts Commission.
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Jun 13, 2017 - 5:02:21 AM

Stamford Mayor, EID Partners Announce 15 Schools, Government Center To Have New LED Lighting
Stamford Mayor David Martin was today joined by Economic Development Director Thomas Madden, Assistant Superintendent Michael Fernandes, Special Assistant Laura Burwick, Rich Lyons from ABM, and representatives from Eversource, Con Edison Solutions, Tri-State LED, Pasquariello Electric, and Revolution Lighting to announce a new money and energy saving project. The project is replacing the existing fluorescent lights in many city schools and the Government Center with new energy efficient LED bulbs.
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Jun 12, 2017 - 10:09:14 PM

Department of Energy & Environmental Protection Forecasts Continued Elevated Levels of Ozone for Connecticut Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is forecasting the multi-day ozone event of June 10-12 will continue through June 13 and air quality along Connecticut’s coastline will reach as high as Unhealthy for all segments of the population on Tuesday.
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Jun 12, 2017 - 10:06:07 PM

Western Connecticut Health Network Announces Health Seminar, Blood Drive and Skin Cancer Screening
Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN) will conduct a free health seminar on “New Innovations in Stroke Care” at the Riverbrook Regional YMCA, 404 Danbury Road, in Wilton on Tuesday, June 20 from 7 to 8 pm. Featured speaker neurosurgeon Joshua Marcus, MD will review the types of strokes patients can suffer from as well as the signs and symptoms community and family members need to recognize to get patients the fastest and best possible car to reverse the symptoms of a stroke. The presentation will include discussion of diagnosis, signs and symptoms, prevention and treatment of strokes, including the new minimally invasive procedures to treat strokes offered at WCHN. To register for this program, please call 1-866-NHB-WELL.
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Jun 12, 2017 - 7:32:51 AM

Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs headline The Ridgefield Playhouse Summer Gala on July 9
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It’s a night with Rock and Roll Royalty! Two of the most distinctive artists in music for the last four decades, Boz Scaggs and Michael McDonald, are teaming up to deliver one night of incredible music at The Ridgefield Playhouse Summer Gala on Sunday, July 9 at 6pm as part of the Pepsi Rock Series Powered by xfinity. Tickets to this Gala event include dinner by top area restaurants, exciting silent and live auction items – including memorabilia signed by Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs on the night of the show!
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Jun 12, 2017 - 7:28:10 AM

AVANGRID: Before Sharing Information, Think Twice and Verify
Even Utility Bills Can Contain Information that Scammers Can Use

AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) and its companies, including United Illuminating, Southern Connecticut Gas and Connecticut Natural Gas, urge customers to think twice before sharing personal or financial information.
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Jun 9, 2017 - 11:36:49 AM

Fresh Start School Graduates First Class of Students with Autism
FOCUS Alumni C.J. Jordan reflected "Before the ‘FOCUS years’ I was an ace at class assignments but had very few people that I was truly friends with. The true meaning of FOCUS is to teach kids [affected by Autism] how to get along with peers and adults, how to keep a conversation flowing and to learn how to have fun at the same time. With the help of everyone involved I made a lot of new friends and became a stronger person at the same time and it couldn't have been done without FOCUS!"
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Jun 9, 2017 - 11:34:32 AM

Lockwood-Mathews Wins National Award
The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum proudly announces that it has won the most prestigious national award given by the American Association of State and Local History for the exhibit, The Stairs Below: The Mansion’s Domestic Servants, 1868-1938. “The AASLH bestows Leadership in History Awards to establish and encourage standards of excellence in the collection, preservation, and interpretation of state and local history in order to make the past more meaningful to all Americans.”
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Jun 9, 2017 - 10:33:28 AM

Bridgeport Health and Social Services Department Seeking Community Input
As part of its preparation for accreditation as a local public health department, the Bridgeport Department of Health and Social Services is seeking input from residents of Bridgeport for its strategic plan. Listening sessions with the public are being held throughout the City during the month of June. Each session will provide a brief overview of the findings from the Community Needs Assessment followed by a discussion of community health priorities. Suggestions for the Health Department initiatives are welcome, as well as recommendations for addressing critical health concerns.
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Jun 9, 2017 - 10:32:42 AM

Stamford Twin Rinks Hosts 2nd Annual Spring Showdown Youth Hockey Tournament
Stamford Twin Rink’s CT Breakers announces the 2017 Spring Showdown Youth Hockey Tournament this Friday, June 9th through Sunday, June 11th & Friday, June 16th through Sunday, June 18th. The largest spring tournament in CT will consist of 67 teams and over 1350 players containing four different divisions ranging from “Mites” (6 year old players) to “Midgets” (16 year old players).
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Jun 9, 2017 - 9:31:46 AM

Whole Foods Market Partners with The Ridgefield Playhouse to Give Back to the Community on June 20th
Save your grocery shopping for Tuesday, June 20th! Whole Foods Market’s Southwestern Connecticut stores in Danbury, Darien, Fairfield, Greenwich, Milford, and Westport will donate 5% of the day's net sales to The Ridgefield Playhouse. So, while you're filling up your cart with healthy foods at these six locations on June 20th, you're also helping to bring live theater and culturally enriching performances to disadvantaged children and adults in our community.
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Jun 9, 2017 - 9:29:42 AM

Pacific House Receives A $12,000 Grant From The New Canaan Community Foundation
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At a ceremony held on May 23rd at Norwalk Community College, Pacific House received a grant from the New Canaan Community Foundation in the amount of $12,000. These funds will support the Pacific House shelter emergency meals program, which provides two nutritious meals served daily to the 60-100 homeless men and young adults that come to the shelter each day.
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Jun 6, 2017 - 8:46:06 AM

BBB Tips to Keep your Child Safe on the Internet
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A new generation is about to wade into the waters of the internet, and Connecticut Better Business Bureau recommends parents be an integral part of teaching their children how to make the most of the internet and avoid its potential problems.
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Jun 5, 2017 - 9:43:08 AM

DEEP Celebrates Connecticut’s Historic Gardens Day
Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is participating in Connecticut’s Historic Garden’s Day at the Osborne Homestead Museum, Derby and at Harkness Memorial State Park, Waterford, on Sunday, June 25 from 12:00 p.m. - 4 p.m. – free of charge for all visitors.
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Jun 1, 2017 - 6:34:35 AM

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