Esty Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Help Adolescents Struggling with Addiction
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (CT-5), a member of the bipartisan Opioid Task Force in the House, introduced bipartisan legislation with Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-NJ) to allow student loan borrowers enrolled in a state-approved substance abuse treatment program to defer payment on public student loans while actively receiving treatment without interest accruing during the deferment period.
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Dec 8, 2017 - 5:03:16 PM

Goodway Technologies Hires Greg Wyatt as Senior Vice President of Engineering and Operations
Goodway Technologies, a global leader in industrial maintenance and cleaning solutions, is pleased to announce the addition of Greg Wyatt as Senior Vice President of Engineering and Operations to the management team. Wyatt will primarily be responsible for overseeing all of Goodway’s engineered products and operations activities, including managing R&D, material sourcing and operation efficiency.
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Dec 8, 2017 - 10:55:20 AM

State-Federal Settlement Reached with Opioid Treatment Provider to Resolve Medicaid Overpayment Claim Allegations
A Connecticut healthcare organization and its chief executive officer have reached an $883,859 settlement with the state of Connecticut and the federal government to resolve allegations that the company submitted improper claims for payment to Connecticut's Medicaid program, Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Social Services (DSS) Commissioner Roderick L. Bremby said today.
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Dec 8, 2017 - 10:53:06 AM

Snow Expected Saturday
Winter weather is expected to impact the area tomorrow, Saturday, December 9th, with snow anticipated to fall throughout the day. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches are expected.
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Dec 8, 2017 - 10:40:56 AM

Nutmeg Celebrates New Location in Fairfield County
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Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union is celebrating the Grand Opening of its newest location in the Stratford ShopRite, 250 Barnum Avenue Cutoff. This is the credit union’s ninth branch, and the only location in Fairfield County. The doors opened Monday, December 4, 2017 to new and existing members in the community.
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Dec 7, 2017 - 5:25:52 PM

Clements’ poetry compilation about gun violence released Tuesday
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A poetry compilation edited by Western Connecticut State University Professor of Writing, Linguistics and Creative Process Dr. Brian Clements was released Tuesday, Dec. 5 by Beacon Press. The book, “Bullets into Bells: Poets and Citizens Respond to Gun Violence,” is a collection of 54 poems that pairs poets with citizens and their responses to gun violence.
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Dec 7, 2017 - 2:23:20 PM

ACES at Leeder Hill Breaks Ground on December 14
Groundbreaking will take place on December 14 at 3 p.m. at 130 Leeder Hill Road in Hamden for a new school that consolidates two special education programs into one location for students served by Area Cooperative Educational Services (ACES).
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Dec 7, 2017 - 11:18:16 AM

Stamford Emergency Medical Services and Stamford Paramedic Association Donates More Than 200 Toys To Pediatric Patients
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Stamford Emergency Medical Services and the Stamford Paramedic Association Local R-1 684 are making the holidays a little brighter for some of the community’s youngest citizens. The two organizations are donating a new toy to every pediatric patient throughout the month of December.
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Dec 7, 2017 - 7:19:17 AM

Planned Parenthood of Southern New England renovates patient-centered medical home in Hartford
On Monday, October 23, 2017 Planned Parenthood of Southern New England (PPSNE) opened its doors to its new state-of-the-art health center in Hartford, Conn. PPSNE is at the same address – 1229 Albany Avenue in the North End of Hartford – but relocated its health center and education center across the hall to a completely renovated and redesigned space. The move comes on the heels of the health center receiving National Committee for Quality Assurance Patient-Centered Medical Home recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long?term, participative relationships.
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Dec 7, 2017 - 7:16:39 AM

Positive Directions Welcomes New Executive Director, Jennifer Hrbek, LCSW
Westport's Positive Directions is excited to announce the appointment of new Executive Director, Jennifer Hrbek, LCSW. Jennifer comes with a wealth of business development and clinical experience in the non-profit sector. She spent the last four years at the Women’s Business Development Council where she was instrumental in leading program development and community partnerships in support of female entrepreneurs throughout the state of Connecticut. Additionally, she spent the last year moonlighting as a therapist at Personal Growth Concepts, Inc. – a private social service agency providing outpatient counseling. Her clinical experience also extends back to her work at Silver Hill Hospital as a residential counselor working with those struggling with mental illness and co-occurring disorders.
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Dec 7, 2017 - 7:14:11 AM

CT DMV Mobile Exceeds 300,000 Downloads
More than 300,000 users have downloaded the DMV's mobile app for practice knowledge tests, branch office and AAA locations, and a wait times listing at DMV. The app was launched in September 2014 to satisfy a growing demand for mobile services. It is available now for Apple and Android devices.
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Dec 5, 2017 - 5:48:06 AM

Norwalk Parking Authority Offers Holiday Discount
Special Offer When Using Pay-By Cell Option

The SoNo and Wall Street areas of Norwalk offer plenty of holiday shopping and entertainment, and this holiday season, shoppers and foodies will get an added bonus – savings on parking. From December 8 – January 1, the Norwalk Parking Authority is offering a holiday discount of $2 off their parking session at any on-street parking meter or lot pay station when using a mobile app to pay for parking. To get the discount, when paying with the Parkmobile app, people should use the promo code NWHOLIDAY17. The offer is valid for a one-time use only. More
Dec 4, 2017 - 2:10:52 PM

Ana Márquez-Greene remembered at her father’s ‘Love Wins’ scholarship concert at WCSU
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The “Love Wins! Benefit Concert,” a Celebration of Music to Benefit the Ana Márquez-Greene Scholarship Fund at WCSU, will be held at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9, in the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall of the Visual and Performing Arts Center (VPAC) on the Western Connecticut State University Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury.
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Dec 4, 2017 - 5:10:37 AM

House Passes Esty Brownfields Cleanup Bill
Legislation would preserve key brownfields program at EPA

Legislation to reauthorize the federal brownfields remediation program administered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) passed the House on Thursday. The bill builds on the key components of Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty’s bipartisan brownfields proposal introduced earlier in the year.
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Dec 1, 2017 - 10:43:21 AM

December is Amnesty Month at Norwalk Public Library
Start off the New Year on the right foot by doing something kind for a young child while reaping some benefits for you, as well. December 2017 is Amnesty month at the Norwalk Public Library. Bring an unwrapped new toy to the library to benefit Person to Person of Norwalk, and any fines you owe on your library account will be erased. Your donation will put a smile on a child’s face this holiday season, and you’ll begin 2018 with a clean library slate – a win-win opportunity!
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Dec 1, 2017 - 5:41:24 AM

Norwalk Housing Authority Students Celebrate Words and Images with Silvermine’s Art Partners
On December 7th at 6 pm at Norwalk Public Library on Belden Avenue,
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Norwalk Housing Authority’s after-school 6th to 8th grade program, under the direction of Creative Coordinator Danielle Vinci, will celebrate the culmination of a fascinating project done with NHA through Silvermine Arts Center’s Art Partners Outreach Education program. The students will be signing copies of the publication of their own book, Just Between Friends. Afterwards, a limited number of copies will be available for purchase—and a copy will remain in the Library’s permanent collection. An additional copy will be at the Mayor’s Office at City Hall.
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Dec 1, 2017 - 4:58:09 AM

DEEP Releases 2017-2022 Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) on Thursday announced that its draft 2017-2022 Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) is available for public review and comment.
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Dec 1, 2017 - 3:45:12 AM

Opening Reception for Exhibition on Norwalk’s First Female Architect – Margaret Hoyt Smith - at the Norwalk Historical Society Museum
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Celebrate the opening of the Norwalk Historical Society’s new exhibition, “Margaret Hoyt Smith Norwalk’s First Female Architect”, in the building she designed on Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 12:00pm – 4:00pm at the Norwalk Historical Society Museum.
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Nov 30, 2017 - 2:04:48 PM

Free admission to the Maritime Aquarium for Norwalk residents on December 2
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Norwalk residents can get close to seals, sharks and sea turtles for free on Sat., Dec. 2 in a special admission offer from their grateful hometown jewel, The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.
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Nov 30, 2017 - 10:01:42 AM

Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Launches New Online Aquifer Protection Area Program Technical Training for Municipal Officials
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is pleased to announce a new Aquifer Protection Area Program Technical Training Course.
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Nov 30, 2017 - 5:47:12 AM

Wilton Rocks for Food Benefit Concert is Saturday, December 2
Wilton Rocks for Food presents its third benefit concert for the Connecticut Food Bank and the Wilton Food Pantry on Saturday, December 2, 8:00PM, at the Trackside Teen Center in Wilton. The concert will feature more than 30 Wilton musicians.
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Nov 30, 2017 - 4:56:46 AM

Stamford BOE Approves New Mission and Vision for Stamford Public Schools
Stamford Public Schools (SPS) Superintendent Earl Kim announced that at the November regular meeting, the Board of Education (BOE) took the second of two necessary votes to approve a new Mission and Vision for the district. The first vote was taken at the October regular meeting. The BOE approved BOE Policy #0000:
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Nov 30, 2017 - 4:55:14 AM

Access Health CT, Rep. Joe Courtney announce enrollment fair in New London on Saturday, December 2, 2017
Access Health CT CEO (AHCT) Jim Wadleigh and Representative Joe Courtney (CT-2) on Wednesday announced the details of the third enrollment fair during the 2018 Open Enrollment period. On Saturday, December 2, 2017, a team of Access Health CT staff, enrollment specialists, certified application counselors, and brokers will provide free in-person assistance to help consumers shop for healthcare coverage from 10:00 AM to 2:00 pm at the New London Opportunities Industrialization Center (106 Truman Street, New London, CT).
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Nov 30, 2017 - 4:50:45 AM

"Stuff the MINI" with Art Supplies to Fill Empty Shelves in Hartford Classrooms
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For the past three years, New Country MINI of Hartford has been making the holidays warmer for school children by sponsoring a winter clothing drive. But this year, the Hartford Public School District has asked the dealership for art supplies instead to replenish classrooms that are running low on resources. From now through December 20th, the New Country MINI 4th Annual “Stuff the Mini to the Max” program will collect supplies to give city students the gift of creativity this season.
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Nov 30, 2017 - 4:46:59 AM

Springfield Thunderbirds 3, Hartford Wolf Pack 1
Wednesday night’s game at the XL Center featured an Atlantic Division matchup between the Hartford Wolf Pack and the Springfield Thunderbirds. This was the fifth meeting out of 12 for these two teams this year. After the two teams had split the first four games, it was Springfield getting the upper hand in the fifth game, 3-1.
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Nov 30, 2017 - 4:43:55 AM

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