Murphy Announces Winners of 2nd Annual ‘Martin Luther King Jr. Day Essay Challenge’
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) announced on Monday that 15 elementary, middle, and high school students from across Connecticut were selected as winners of his second annual ‘Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Essay Challenge.’ Approximately 700 students submitted essays to Murphy’s office reflecting on Dr. King’s dream and their own aspirations. Murphy invited the winners to attend a pancake breakfast celebration. The winning essays will be displayed in Murphy’s office. All students who submitted essays by the January 10, 2018, deadline will receive a Congressional gold seal note from Murphy’s office thanking them for their participation.
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Jan 16, 2018 - 1:35:45 AM

Springfield Thunderbirds 5, Hartford Wolf Pack 1
A three-goal second period propelled the Springfield Thunderbirds to a 5-1 win over the Hartford Wolf Pack Monday at the MassMutual Center, in a Martin Luther King Day holiday matinee.
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Jan 16, 2018 - 1:34:42 AM

PPSNE recognizes cervical health awareness month in January
January is Cervical Health Awareness Month and Planned Parenthood of Southern New England (PPSNE) is urging people in Connecticut and Rhode Island to start the New Year off right by taking charge of their health by scheduling important preventive screenings, such as a Pap test, which can detect irregularities that lead to cervical cancer.
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Jan 13, 2018 - 12:23:36 AM

Valentines For Veterans Card Making Day at Norwalk Historical Society Museum
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Join the Norwalk Historical Society at the Museum on Sunday, January 28, 2018 for a fun afternoon making Valentines for Veterans! Drop in any time between 1:00pm – 4:00pm to make cards for the brave men and women who fought to keep our country safe. The event is free and supplies as well as light snacks will be provided. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Cards made at the event will be sent to Congressman Jim Himes’ office and then distributed to various Veterans organizations and hospitals in Connecticut. Register at www.norwalkhistoricalsociety.org or call 203-846-0525.
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Jan 13, 2018 - 12:15:38 AM

Legislators Call on State Department of Education to Implement Cost-Saving Measures
State Reps. Michelle Cook (D-Torrington), Linda Gentile (D-Derby/Ansonia), and Michael D’Agostino (D-Hamden) sent a letter to the State Department of Education recently requesting a progress report on the implementation of cost-saving measures related to special education.
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Jan 12, 2018 - 6:46:54 PM

Colliers CT: Healthy Leasing Activity in Fairfield; Early Momentum Slows in Westchester Firm Releases Fourth Quarter 2017 Regional Office Market Snapshots
Annual office leasing activity in Fairfield County reached the second highest total on record, while early momentum in Westchester County slowed by year’s end, according to Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CIGI, TSX:CIG). The global commercial real estate services firm’s Stamford-based research team today released its fourth quarter 2017 Office Market Snapshots for the two regions.
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Jan 11, 2018 - 12:22:16 AM

DPH:  Food Stores and Pharmacies May Apply to Become Authorized WIC Vendors
The Department of Public Health (DPH) on Wednesday announced that grocery stores and pharmacies can apply through the month of January to participate in the state’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). More
Jan 11, 2018 - 12:19:46 AM

Wilton Library and Wilton Historical Society bring innovations to Scholarly Series beginning January 28
Yankee ingenuity is an expression that’s been around since the Industrial Revolution, so it’s fitting that the eleventh collaboration of Wilton Library and Wilton Historical Society’s Scholarly Series takes on “Yankee Innovators – Steamships to Silicon Chips.” The four-part series will explore the insights, innovations, ingenuity and inventiveness of forward-thinking people, organizations and projects in America’s and Connecticut’s history. The first lecture is on Sunday, January 28, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the library entitled “Building the First Steamship in History” with speaker John Laurence Busch. The series is made possible by The Wilton League of Women Voters and Friends of Louise Herot.
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Jan 11, 2018 - 12:14:18 AM

Bridgeport records 47 shots and extends unbeaten in regulation streak at home to five games
The Bridgeport Sound Tigers (16-13-4-2), proud AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, fired 47 shots at Marek Mazanec and the Hartford Wolf Pack (15-17-3-3) on Wednesday, but suffered a 2-1 shootout loss at Webster Bank Arena.
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Jan 10, 2018 - 10:33:42 PM

Hartford Wolf Pack 2, Bridgeport Sound Tigers 1 (SO)
Marek Mazanec made a team season-high 46 saves for the Hartford Wolf Pack Wednesday night at the Webster Bank Arena, in a 2-1 shootout win over the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.
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Jan 10, 2018 - 10:32:13 PM

Connecticut Food Bank Receives Morgan Stanley Award to Expand Program Providing Weekend Meals for Children
The Connecticut Food Bank on Monday announced a $50,000 grant from the Morgan Stanley Foundation to fund its Kids’ BackPack Program, which helps to ensure students who are at risk of hunger continue to receive nutritious food on weekends, when they do not have access to school meal programs.
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Jan 10, 2018 - 5:35:26 AM

First County Bank Foundation Grant Applications Now Being Accepted
First County Bank Foundation announces the availability of its 2018 grant application for nonprofit organizations in lower Fairfield County. New for 2018, the First County Bank Foundation will only accept applications submitted online. The deadline for submitting standard grant applications is March 31, 2018.
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Jan 9, 2018 - 5:38:34 AM

Avison Young Fairfield/Westchester Office Arranges New Lease at Commerce Plaza in Stamford, CT for Connecticut Counseling Centers
Sean Cahill, Avison Young Principal and Managing Director of the firm’s Fairfield/Westchester office, announced the closing of a new 6,700 square-foot lease for Connecticut Counseling Centers, Inc. consisting of the entire ground floor of Commerce Plaza at 15 Commerce Road in Stamford, CT
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Jan 9, 2018 - 5:33:44 AM

CT Veterans Invited to Free Monthly Coffee House Gathering
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Military veterans of all ages will receive a warm welcome at the monthly Veteran’s Coffee House hosted by Assisted Living Services at the Wallingford Senior Center on Tuesday, January 23rd at 10:00am. Speaker Ken Duncan from Wallingford will share his experience as a Merchant Marine Officer and U.S. Navy Officer during World War II. A member of American Legion Post 187 in Wallingford, 95-year-old Duncan and fellow WWII Veteran Oyarma Tate will be the Grand Marshals of the Wallingford Memorial Day Parade 2018.
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Jan 9, 2018 - 5:30:24 AM

DPH: Celebrate a healthy new year with a radon test
DPH offering 1200 free radon test kits during the second week of January

The Connecticut State Department of Public Health (DPH) urges Connecticut residents to test their homes for radon gas, the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. Health officials estimate that radon is responsible for more than 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the United States.
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Jan 8, 2018 - 6:10:02 AM

GasBuddy: CT gas prices rose 3.5 center per gallon last week
Average retail gasoline prices in Connecticut have risen 3.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.68/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,540 gas outlets in Connecticut. This compares with the national average that has increased 0.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.48/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
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Jan 8, 2018 - 6:05:51 AM

Utica Comets 5, Hartford Wolf Pack 1
Reid Boucher scored a hat trick and added an assist for the Utica Comets, and Michael Carcone had a goal and two assists, in a 5-1 Utica victory over the Hartford Wolf Pack Sunday at the XL Center.
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Jan 8, 2018 - 6:04:31 AM

Hear your favorite ABBA songs when ARRIVAL: The Music of ABBA performs at The Ridgefield Playhouse on February 2nd
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ARRIVAL: The Music of ABBA will have you dancing in your seats and singing along to the Swedish band’s greatest hits including “Dancing Queen,” “Money, Money, Money,” “Knowing Me, Knowing You,” “SOS,” and “Fernando” along with songs from the smash-hit Broadway musical Mamma Mia! when they perform at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Friday, February 2nd at 8pm. Part of the Pepsi Rock Series Powered by Xfinity and the World Music Series, ARRIVAL is the only touring band sanctioned by ABBA and includes some of the original backing musicians who performed with the band. Make it a great night out with dinner and a show! Visit Bailey’s Backyard (23 Bailey Avenue, Ridgefield) for an early dinner and received 10% off when you show your ticket!
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Jan 5, 2018 - 1:58:33 AM

Stamford Connecticut Winter Storm Update
Stamford Mayor Martin announces a Winter Storm warning remains in effect until 1:00 am Friday January 5, 2018, with a Wind Chill Advisory in effect from January 4th until January 6th at 10:00 AM.
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Jan 5, 2018 - 1:57:47 AM

DMV Road Tests Canceled Until 12 p.m. for Tomorrow (Friday), January 5; Road Tests Will Resume at 12 p.m. on Friday
The Department of Motor Vehicles has canceled road skills tests for tomorrow, Friday, January 5, until 12 p.m. due to expected poor driving conditions. Road tests will resume at 12 p.m. tomorrow (Friday) at all DMV offices.
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Jan 4, 2018 - 3:25:02 PM

Fire Department asks Norwalkers to 'Adopt-a-hydrant'
With the first major winter storm of 2018, the Norwalk Fire Department is asking residents, businesses and local community organizations to assist with clearing the more than 1,600 fire hydrants in the City.
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Jan 4, 2018 - 2:23:23 PM

Westport Country Playhouse Presents Under-the-Sea Musical “Nugget and Fang” as Part of Its Family Festivities Series
Westport Country Playhouse will present the under-the-sea musical “Nugget and Fang,” based on the popular book by Tammi Sauer, as part of its Family Festivities Series on Sunday, January 21, at 1 and 4 p.m. Produced by ArtsPower, the one-hour production is appropriate for grades Pre-K through 3. Tickets are $20.
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Jan 4, 2018 - 2:18:55 PM

AVANGRID Offers Safety Tips for Extreme Cold Weather
AVANGRID (NYSE: AGR), a diversified U.S. energy company, and its subsidiaries in Connecticut and Massachusetts are urging customers to take measures to stay safe and warm during the bitterly cold weather that’s forecast for New England.
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Jan 2, 2018 - 1:20:10 AM

Norwalk Fire Department provides safety tips for home heating
As the temperature outside remains dangerously cold. Residents are encouraged to stay indoors to keep safe and warm. But unsafe heating sources can cause dangers as well. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), half of all home-heating fires occur during the winter months. Cold temperatures are expected to continue through the week. Residents can go to the City libraries to get warm or contact 2-1-1 if they are in need of overnight shelter.
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Jan 2, 2018 - 1:05:01 AM

As Temperatures Drop, Risk of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Rises
Now that CT residents have turned on the heat in their homes, it is especially important to remember about the dangers of carbon monoxide gas. Everyone who uses oil, natural gas, liquid propane, or wood and pellet stoves should make sure that their heating system has been cleaned and inspected within the last year. If the burning of fuel is incomplete, carbon monoxide gas can form and build up in your home.
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Dec 28, 2017 - 5:00:16 AM

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