TFI Envision Takes Top International Summit Emerging Media Award
The Summit Emerging Media Award (Summit EMA), began in 2007 and evolved through a need to recognize and celebrate creativity, innovation and those pushing the bounds of creative excellence in all forms of emerging media.
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Feb 23, 2019 - 10:48:06 AM

Murphy Touts Critical Investments to Improve Long Island Sound
U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, applauded the passage of critical investments to protect Connecticut’s natural resources and improve the health of Long Island Sound. The funding was included in the bipartisan agreement to prevent another government shutdown and fund nine federal agencies for the remainder of the fiscal year, as well as the Natural Resources Management Act, S.47, which the Senate passed last week. Murphy advocated for this funding as a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee.
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Feb 23, 2019 - 9:46:03 AM

SPS Joins SPEF in Congratulating Outstanding Educators and Supporters
Stamford Public Schools (SPS) and the SPS Teacher of the Year and Spotlight Award Program committee announce a collaboration with The Stamford Public Education Foundation (SPEF) to celebrate public education in our community and the individuals who give so much to make it work.
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Feb 23, 2019 - 9:34:44 AM

Lamont appointed to serve on the Council of Governors
Governor Ned Lamont on Thursday announced that he has been appointed by President Donald Trump to serve a two-year term on the Council of Governors, a bipartisan group of ten governors who are responsible for providing coordination between the states and the federal government on emerging threats and emergency response, synchronization and integration of state and federal military activities in the United States, and matters of mutual interest pertaining to the National Guard.
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Feb 23, 2019 - 9:25:00 AM

Bridgeport Mayor Ganim, Bridgeport Health Director Maritza Bond Step Up for the 3rd Annual “Take the Stairs” Challenge
Bridgeport Mayor Ganim and Bridgeport Health Director Maritza Bond will kick off the 3rd annual “Take the Stairs” challenge on Monday, February 25, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Margaret E. Morton Government Center, 999 Broad Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604. This health initiative encourages residents to incorporate more physical activity in their daily lives by opting for the stairs over elevators and escalators. The “Take the Stairs” Challenge runs until April 13, 2019.
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Feb 23, 2019 - 9:23:30 AM

Pequot Library announces two St. Patrick's Day-inspired events
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Kick up your heels and tap your toes with the Lenihan dancers as they teach the fundamentals of Irish step dancing on Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 11:00-11:45 a.m. in the auditorium at Pequot Library. For ages 3+. Register at pequotlibrary.org. Then come back on Saturday, March 16 from 10:30-11:15 a.m. as St. Patrick’s Day traditions continue and the Lenihan School of Irish Dance troupe performs a spirited, costumed program at Pequot Library. Free and fun for all ages.
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Feb 23, 2019 - 9:18:50 AM

Hartford Wolf Pack 3, Springfield Thunderbirds 2
The Hartford Wolf Pack and goaltender Brandon Halverson came within 1:33 of a shutout against the Springfield Thunderbirds Friday night at the XL Center, and then held on for a 3-2 win.
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Feb 23, 2019 - 9:13:37 AM

Sound Tigers 5, Bruins 4
Mitch Vande Sompel scored his first professional overtime winner to push the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (31-18-5-2), proud AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, to their third straight win on Friday, a 5-4 victory against the Providence Bruins (27-19-7-1) at Dunkin’ Donuts Center.
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Feb 23, 2019 - 9:12:31 AM

Curtain Call announces participants for Dancing with the Stars
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Not since Cain and Abel has there been a fraternal rivalry like the one we'll see this May, when local brothers, Chris and Michael Carozza vie for the top prize in Curtain Call's Dancing with the Stars! And though things will be a lot more civil, two local doctors will be participating and two funeral homes will also be represented at this 12th annual fundraising event for Stamford's award-winning community theatre.
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Feb 23, 2019 - 8:25:53 AM

First Pediatric Death of the Flu Season Reported
The state Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) announced today the death of a child earlier this week from influenza. This is the first pediatric death involving a Connecticut child during this flu season.
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Feb 22, 2019 - 9:40:44 PM

Lamont selects Andrew N. Mais to serve as Insurance Commissioner
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is nominating Andrew N. Mais of Wilton to serve as commissioner of the Connecticut Insurance Department. A seasoned professional with extensive insurance, regulatory, media, government, and community relations experience, Mais brings to the position a broad understanding of the importance of the insurance industry to the state.
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Feb 22, 2019 - 9:36:56 PM

CT AG Tong denounces Title X domestic gag rule
Attorney General William Tong today released the following statement denouncing release of the final Title X domestic gag rule by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services imposing new unlawful restrictions on access to women's healthcare.
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Feb 22, 2019 - 9:26:13 PM

"Dusk to Dawn" Photography by Steven E. Labkoff, MD at The Stamford Jewish Community Center’s “Gallery @ the J”
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The Stamford Jewish Community Center’s “Gallery @ the J” will feature a unique selection of “Dusk to Dawn” photography by Stamford’s award-winning photographer Dr. Steven E. Labkoff beginning in March and extending through April. Dr. Labkoff, who has built a photographic reputation of presenting the world in ways not seen every day, will present an installation of night-time photos, as the “Dusk to Dawn” name implies.
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Feb 22, 2019 - 9:17:10 AM

Weekend at Bernie coming to the Warner
It’s Not Just a Movie…It’s a Movie at the Warner! Get dressed in your summer best and head to the Warner Theatre on Friday, March 1 at 8 pm when WEEKEND AT BERNIE’S will be shown on the big screen, sponsored by Elevator Service Company. Doors open at 7 pm and tickets are just $5!
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Feb 22, 2019 - 9:03:29 AM

Get Right Comedy Nite at the Warner
Blue Boy Entertainment is bringing all new comedians to the Warner’s Studio Theatre for GET RIGHT COMEDY NITE starring Kareem Blue, K’Rina Fort, Derek Furtado and JT Moore on Saturday, March 2 at 8 pm! This event sold out last time, so don’t miss out!
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Feb 21, 2019 - 9:02:29 AM

American Red Cross to Host 2019 Red Cross Heroes Ball
The American Red Cross of Connecticut and Rhode Island will host the 14th Annual Red Cross Heroes Ball on Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 6 – 11 p.m. at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. This year, the Red Cross will honor the caring and generous individuals and organizations who make it possible for the Red Cross to collect and deliver lifesaving blood to patients in need.
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Feb 21, 2019 - 5:48:08 AM

Three SPS Students Earn Recognition in the 2019 NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing
Stamford Public Schools (SPS) announced that the Connecticut Affiliate of the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) recently selected Academy of Information Technology & Engineering (AITE) Senior Julia Kempton as a Connecticut Affiliate Winner of the 2019 NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing. AITE Teacher Sean Peterson nominated Kempton, who plans to study economics and computer science in college, currently works in the Computer Science department at UCONN Stamford and is a member of AITE’s multi-year, world-qualifying Odyssey of the Mind team.
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Feb 20, 2019 - 5:25:40 AM

WCSU to offer community interpreting classes this summer
The Western Connecticut State University Department of World Languages and Literature (WLL) will present the summer 2019 class, “Community Interpreting.” The 40-hour program will be offered during Summer Session II twice a week, on Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., and Wednesdays from 4:30 to 8:45 p.m., each with a 15-minute recess, from July 2 to August 3.
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Feb 20, 2019 - 5:13:42 AM

Tickets Announced for Spring for Abilis Gala
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Abilis, a non-profit organization that provides services and supports for individuals with special needs and their families, will hold its Spring for Abilis gala event on Saturday, April 27, 2019, at 7:00 p.m., at the Woodway Country Club in Darien, Connecticut. The evening will include a champagne reception, cocktails, dinner, and dancing, as well as silent and live auctions. Live music will be provided by ETA Music. Funds raised at the Spring for Abilis Gala will help Abilis provide essential services and support for more than 700 individuals of all ages with special needs and their families. The tax deductible tickets start at $350 and can be reserved online at 501auctions.com/spring4abilis.
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Feb 19, 2019 - 5:11:02 AM

The New Blue - Yale's oldest female a cappella group to perform at the Pequot Library
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Mark your calendars to enjoy a dynamic repertoire and wide variety of musical styles performed by The New Blue at Pequot Library on February 28, 2019, from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Hear the fresh and innovative sounds of Yale’s oldest female a cappella group. From contemporary pop and rock arrangements to jazz and swing standards, New Blue’s range has something for everyone! Registration suggested at pequotlibrary.org. Tickets: $20/adults, $15/students.
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Feb 19, 2019 - 5:03:46 AM

Blumenthal leads letter urging HHS to curb youth e-cig epidamic
On Friday U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) sent a letter to U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar pressing the department to immediately work to curb the growing epidemic of e-cigarette use among youth. The letter urges HHS to further educate the public on the dangers of youth tobacco use, research treatments for youth already addicted to these pernicious products, and remove flavored e-cigarette products that attract kids from the market.
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Feb 18, 2019 - 9:23:44 PM

CT AG Tong, 15 other states file lawsuit challenging President Trump's national emergency declaration
Connecticut Attorney General William Tong today joined California and 14 other states in a lawsuit challenging President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency and his attempt to divert funding appropriated by Congress. In the lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, the coalition alleges that the Trump Administration’s emergency declaration and diversion of funds is unconstitutional and otherwise unlawful. The states seek to block the Trump Administration’s emergency declaration, the unauthorized construction of the border wall, and any illegal diversion of Congressionally-appropriated funds.
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Feb 18, 2019 - 9:21:21 PM

Blumenthal, Toomey reintroduce bipartisan bill to prevent animal crushing
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) reintroduced the Prevent Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act to outlaw a heinous form of animal abuse known as “crushing,” where deranged individuals maim and torture animals.
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Feb 18, 2019 - 5:43:34 PM

New Trustee Joins the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum’s Board
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The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is pleased to announce that Trudy Dujardin has joined the Board of Trustees. Patsy Brescia, LMMM Chairman of the Board of Trustees said, “We are thrilled that Trudy Dujardin has joined the Museum’s Board of Trustees. Ms. Dujardin’s knowledge of the arts, design expertise and community outreach will be of great service to the Mansion and the Board as we continue to build support for this National Historic Landmark.” Ms. Dujardin is a longtime member of the Mansion and was previously on the Board of Trustees. “She will be an asset to the institution,” said Ms. Brescia, “as we continue to restore this landmark to its original glory.”
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Feb 18, 2019 - 3:29:30 PM

TFI Envision works with Building One Community on Immigrant Rights Informational Materials
In October 2018, Building One Community™ – The Center for Immigrant Opportunity hosted a panel discussion on immigrant rights. The discussion was led by Glenn Formica, experienced trial lawyer and immigration practitioner, and Kica Matos, the Director of Immigrant Rights and Racial Justice at the Center for Community Change. The panelists explained community support and effective community activism, highlighting cases in which the team support model implemented by Building One Community™ was effective. More
Feb 18, 2019 - 3:27:51 PM

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