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ADL National Civil Rights Counsel Trains Stamford Police on Hate Crimes
Fifty Sergeants from the Stamford Police Force gathered Wednesday morning to learn more about hate crimes and their unique impact on marginalized communities. The training was organized by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and the Jewish Community Relations Council of the United Jewish Federation of Greater Stamford, New Canaan and Darien (UJF). ADL National Civil Rights Counsel Melissa Garlick presented on the history, legal status and impact of hate crimes in America. ADL Regional Director Steve Ginsburg also spoke about what his office has seen in Stamford and in Connecticut more broadly andLauren Steinberg, Director of the UJF’s Jewish Community Relations Council, spoke about her organization’s work connecting the local Jewish community with law enforcement and providing resources for security and safety...
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Dec 11, 2017 - 5:56:43 AM

Stay Safe and Save this Holiday Season
With the holiday season upon us, neighborhoods are starting to twinkle with festive light displays. Fortunately, enjoying those seasonal lights doesn’t have to break the bank. Eversource is reminding customers about some effective ways to get in the holiday spirit while saving energy and money, and staying safe.
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Dec 11, 2017 - 2:55:00 AM

Give your children the gift of an unforgettable experience at The Ridgefield Playhouse
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Stuff their stockings with the gift of live music! Give the gift of an experience they will never forget…tickets to an outstanding show at the Ridgefield Playhouse! Watch their jaws drop when the see the sensational feats of the Acrobats of China! They will wonder for days how the Masters of Illusions perform reality-twisting magic! Introduce them to one of the upcoming musicals – Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat or Huck & Tom and the Mighty Mississippi! They will be shocked to see Bill Blagg make a person float in the air! Create memories they will never forget with the gift of a show from the Ridgefield Academy Family series at The Ridgefield Playhouse!
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Dec 11, 2017 - 2:52:30 AM

Stepping Stones Fantastic FriendsGiving Fundraiser Raises over $100,000
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Although adults were treated to a fabulous feast at the second annual FriendsGiving event hosted by Stepping Stones Museum, children are the ones who will ultimately benefit from the fantastic fundraiser. More than 120 guests enjoyed the exquisite, Thanksgiving-inspired dinner created by Chef Matthew John on November 9th. Museum supporters helped raise over $100,000 for the nonprofit museum’s Open Arms Accessibility initiative.
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Dec 11, 2017 - 2:48:46 AM

AMERICANS 4, SOUND TIGERS 1
The Bridgeport Sound Tigers (12-10-1-1), proud AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, suffered a 4-1 loss to the Rochester Americans (14-5-3-3) on Sunday afternoon at Webster Bank Arena.
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Dec 10, 2017 - 9:47:50 PM

Hartford Wolf Pack 5, Springfield Thunderbirds 3
Vinni Lettieri had two goals and an assist Sunday at the XL Center, to lead the Hartford Wolf Pack to a 5-3 win over the Springfield Thunderbirds.
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Dec 10, 2017 - 9:46:49 PM

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

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ADL National Civil Rights Counsel Trains Stamford Police on Hate Crimes
Stay Safe and Save this Holiday Season
Give your children the gift of an unforgettable experience at The Ridgefield Playhouse
Stepping Stones Fantastic FriendsGiving Fundraiser Raises over $100,000
AMERICANS 4, SOUND TIGERS 1
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Ana Márquez-Greene remembered at her father’s ‘Love Wins’ scholarship concert at WCSU
Free admission to the Maritime Aquarium for Norwalk residents on December 2
Holiday Open House & Exhibition Opening at the Norwalk Historical Society Museum
Seasons Readings by JIB productions at Pequot Library
Osborne Homestead Museum's "A Holiday at the Opera" and Holiday Farm Market


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