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SOUND TIGERS 4, SENATORS 1
C.J. Motte made 29 saves in his professional debut as the Bridgeport Sound Tigers defeated the Binghamton Senators 4-1 on Saturday night at the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena
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Mar 29, 2015 - 12:23:58 PM

Hartford Wolf Pack 5, Providence Bruins 0
It was “Anti-Bullying Night” at the XL Center Wednesday, yet the Hartford Wolf Pack were anything but kind to visiting Providence Bruins. The Wolf Pack put on a dominant performance, winning convincingly by a score of 5-0 before a crowd of 8,629, the Wolf Pack’s second-largest of the season and the sixth lower-bowl sellout in the last nine home games.
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Mar 27, 2015 - 10:54:25 PM

CRUNCH 4, SOUND TIGERS 3
The Sound Tigers made a late push, but it wasn’t enough as the Syracuse Crunch won 4-3 on Friday night at the OnCenter War Memorial Arena.
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Mar 27, 2015 - 10:53:41 PM

CTFastrak: Transit advocates celebrate launch
State and regional transportation, environmental, and economic development organizations joined state leaders today in celebrating the official launch of CTfastrak, Connecticut’s first bus rapid transit (BRT) system.
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Mar 27, 2015 - 8:17:36 PM

DMV Enfield and New Britain Offices Closed Next Week
The Department of Motor Vehicles' Offices in Enfield and New Britain will be closed next week, Tuesday through Friday (Mar. 31 – April 3), for training on major customer-service upgrades allowing more online services. The Enfield and New Britain offices will reopen Saturday (April 4) for their usual 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. hours. The offices on Tuesday, April 7, will resume their normal schedules.
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Mar 27, 2015 - 8:16:23 PM

Malloy announces funds to support affordable housing throughout the state
Governor Dannel P. Malloy, Department of Housing (DOH) Commissioner and Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) Board Chairman Evonne M. Klein today announced investments of more than $60 million in funding for 14 affordable housing projects across the state. The projects will build and rehabilitate 851 affordable apartments and 246 market-rate units.
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Mar 27, 2015 - 3:00:44 PM

Bluefish acquire hurler Mincey
The Bridgeport Bluefish on Thursday announced the acquisition and signing of pitcher Patrick Mincey. Mincey will be making his Atlantic League debut during his fourth season of professional ball after he was acquired in a trade with Winnipeg of the American Association for outfielder Brandon Boggs.
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Mar 27, 2015 - 2:52:53 PM

Jewish Senior Services’ Nursing Home Named One of Best in Nation
U.S. News & World Report named Jewish Senior Services’ nursing home, The Jewish Home, as one of the Best Nursing Homes in the Nation for 2015 in its March 5 issue. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, there are 15,700 nursing homes in the United States with over 1.3 million residents. The Jewish Home is rated 5-stars (the highest) by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the largest nursing home in Connecticut to be named to the list.
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Mar 27, 2015 - 12:17:43 PM

Stamford Peace Basketball Club Honors Student-Athletes with the Kyle A. Markes Humanitarian Award
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Stamford Peace Basketball Club, Inc. (Stamford Peace), a high-level youth basketball program serving boys and girls from the first through the eleventh grade in lower Fairfield County, honored four of its players at a ceremony on March 22 in Stamford. The high school seniors, who have played with Stamford Peace since its inception in 2008, and who will play college basketball next year, were honored with Stamford Peace’s Kyle A. Markes Humanitarian Award.
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Mar 27, 2015 - 10:53:59 AM

Bluefish announce baseball summer camp
The Bridgeport Bluefish recently announced their summer camp schedule at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard for the 2015 season. More
Mar 27, 2015 - 4:05:43 AM

2015 Warriors Ball set for April 24 in Stamford
Get out your dancing shoes and prepare to rock out for the troops once again at the 2nd Warriors Ball on April 24 in Stamford. The dinner dance, with music by Billy & The Showmen, is being held to raise awareness and funds to identify and provide LifeLines to troubled veterans who ‘survive’ the rigors of war only to lose their way back home due to the invisible wounds of Post Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injury.
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Mar 27, 2015 - 4:03:07 AM

New Census Bureau Population Estimates Pinpoint Fastest-Growing County in Connecticut
The U.S. Census Bureau reported today on where the heaviest population growth in Connecticut was concentrated last year.
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Mar 27, 2015 - 3:05:37 AM

Lawmakers and Advocates Urge Ban of Toxic Chemical Flame Retardants from Products That Expose Children
Lawmakers and advocates gathered on Thursday to urge passage of a ban on toxic chlorinated tris flame retardants from children’s products. Citing research that shows these chemicals do not provide any fire safety benefit, lawmakers pointed out that flame retardants, like chlorinated tris, are highly toxic, linked to cancer, impaired brain development, disruption of hormones and have no place in children’s products. Certain fibers and barriers are non-toxic alternatives to these chemicals.
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Mar 27, 2015 - 2:59:35 AM

First Niagara Foundation Supports Healthy Development and School Success for Children
The Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut (CGC), a local nonprofit mental health outpatient center for children and adolescents, was awarded a $1,000 grant from the First Niagara Foundation to support mental health treatment for youth struggling at school in Stamford, Greenwich, Darien and New Canaan.
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Mar 27, 2015 - 2:50:25 AM

Alaska Native Students Complete Annual Educational Visit with Mystic Aquarium’s Cultural Exchange Program
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Students from the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and Point Lay, Alaska, along with resident elders and North Slope scientists, visited Mystic Aquarium last week to participate in the annual Point Lay Cultural Exchange.
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Mar 27, 2015 - 12:02:04 AM

Former big leaguer Burroughs returns to Bridgeport
The Bridgeport Bluefish today announced the signing of infielder Sean Burroughs. Burroughs returns to the Bluefish for his second season in the Atlantic League and 14th of professional baseball.
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Mar 24, 2015 - 1:50:04 PM

Sara L. Tucker joins First County Bank
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First County Bank is pleased to announce the recent addition of Sara L. Tucker who joins the Bank’s Commercial Banking Division as senior vice president, director of business banking. First County Bank’s addition of Tucker demonstrates the Bank’s commitment to grow its commercial banking division and to better meet the needs of its customers and the business community.
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Mar 24, 2015 - 1:47:02 PM

Bluefish/Dicks to test rule changes during spring training
The Bridgeport Bluefish and Long Island Ducks will be employing a pair of rule changes during their Spring Training game on Saturday, April 18 at Long Island. The changes will serve as a trial to see their impact on the pace and excitement of a baseball game.
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Mar 23, 2015 - 8:48:22 PM

Cloonan Eighth Grader Shiloh Rene Williamson Named Connecticut State Winner of DAR American History Essay Contest
The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) recently named Shiloh Rene Williamson, eighth grader from Cloonan Middle School as both the local and State winner of the American History Essay Contest. Shiloh’s essay is now entered for consideration in the Divisional Contest and will be judged against all other eighth grade winners from the seven regional states.
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Mar 23, 2015 - 5:12:16 PM

CT Group Advises Newlyweds How NOT to Get Divorced
During spring and summer wedding season, brides-to-be will be showered with expensive gifts like silver and china. But members of the CT Collaborative Divorce Group (CCDG) want to give all engaged couples the most valuable gift of all: a marriage that lasts forever. The CCDG attorneys, mental health and financial professionals have counseled thousands of couples during a divorce and have found disagreements about money, religion, kids, sex and family relationships are the top reasons a couple splits.
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Mar 23, 2015 - 2:21:23 PM

Literary Giant to Inspire Young Writers in Second Competition at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum
The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is launching its second writing competition, The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum/Ernest Hemingway/Young Writers’ Competition, which will be part of the Museum’s 2015 Education Program. The Museum’s objective is to continue to establish this vibrant educational program in Norwalk’s public schools and other Fairfield County communities. City of Norwalk’s Interim Superintendent Dr. James A. Connelly endorsed the program and said he will help in any way he can to ensure its success.
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Mar 23, 2015 - 5:56:00 AM

F. D. Rich Company President and CEO Thomas L. Rich honored with IMPACT Award by NAIOP at their Night of the Stars Awards Gala
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Real Estate developer, Thomas L. Rich, President/CEO of the Stamford based F. D. Rich Company was awarded the Impact Award by NAIOP at their annual Night of the Stars Awards Gala.
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Mar 23, 2015 - 5:01:56 AM

Rep. Hewett Calls for Stronger DNA Testing Law
State Representative Ernest Hewett (D-New London) is seeking to strengthen CT's existing DNA law to include collection of DNA upon serious felony arrests. On Friday, as the Judiciary Committee holds a public hearing on the bill, H.B. 7013, An Act Concerning DNA Testing for Persons Arrested for Murder or Sexual Assault, he held a press conference to discuss the measure. More
Mar 23, 2015 - 12:40:53 AM

Women Golfers at Longshore Prepare for 2015 Season
The Longshore Women’s Golf Association’s (LWGA) 18-hole league will kick-off the 2015 golf season with an opening meeting on Tuesday, April 7 at 6pm at the new Westport – Weston YMCA. This marks the 55th year for the organization which was founded in 1960. All women golfers from Westport as well as surrounding towns are invited to attend the meeting and become members of LWGA.
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Mar 23, 2015 - 12:37:17 AM

Albany Devils 5, Hartford Wolf Pack 3
The Hartford Wolf Pack took a 2-0 lead into the third period Sunday at the Times Union Center, only to see the Albany Devils score five times in the third and hand the Wolf Pack a 5-3 defeat.
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Mar 22, 2015 - 7:43:19 PM

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