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Young Business Leaders Named to 2014 40 Under Forty
On September 22, 2014, forty-two individuals will be recognized at the 18th annual 40 Under Forty Awards Ceremony at the Connecticut Convention Center from 5-9 p.m. The event, produced by the Hartford Business Journal, will honor outstanding young professionals in the Greater Hartford area.
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Bluefish win softball exhibition over Stratford Brakettes
Chelsea Piers Connecticut celebrates another successful year
Bluefish and Revolution game on Friday postponed due to inclement weather

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Weir Farm Art Academy Workshop at Weir Farm National Historic Site
Darien Artist Jan Dilenschneider Reveals the Depth of Expression in Second Paris Exhibition
Free summer art workshops for children at Loft Artists Galleries in Stamford

Entertainment
Weir Farm Art Academy Workshop at Weir Farm National Historic Site
Drummer/singer/actor Micky Dolenz of The Monkees will grace the stage of The Ridgefield Playhouse on Friday, August 1
The Fixx – By Request will play what you want at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Friday, August 8

Education
Four Suggested Priorities at the Crossroads for Hartford Education
Congressman Jim Himes Visits Norwalk Summer Meals Program at Tracey Elementary School
Quinnipiac University School of Nursing awarded $652,000 grant

Real Estate
CBRE Represents Seller of 535 Connecticut Avenue in Norwalk
T. R. Washington, LLC, an F. D. Rich Company, Celebrates Ground Breaking for the Sono Pearl Apartments at 99 Washington Street
Cushman & Wakefield Announces Two Promotions in Stamford & Westchester Offices




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Malloy: Fiscal year ends with $121 Million surplus
Rainy Day Fund Increases to $392 Million

Governor Dannel P. Malloy on Tuesday announced that Connecticut ended Fiscal Year 2014 with an estimated $121.3 million dollar surplus, bringing the state’s Rainy Day Fund to a four-year high of $392 million. The figures, helped by reduced spending $154.8 million below budgeted levels, were reported in the monthly letter by Office of Policy and Management Secretary Ben Barnes to the State Comptroller.
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Jul 23, 2014 - 2:39:12 AM

Four Suggested Priorities at the Crossroads for Hartford Education
Achieve Hartford! today issued its first Annual Open Letter to the Superintendent and Community, urging full community attention to sustain the momentum of Hartford school improvement.
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Jul 22, 2014 - 9:58:04 PM

Malloy: Video documents creative approach to I-84 bridge replacement
Governor Dannel P. Malloy on Monday released a time-lapse video of the replacement of two Connecticut highway bridges. The $6 million project to replace the I-84 bridge over Marion Avenue in Southington, which was scheduled for completion in July 2014, was finished ahead of schedule over the weekend of June 28-29 using an engineering and construction process known as ABC – Accelerated Bridge Construction – in which the new bridges are built adjacent to the old ones and are then lifted into place when ready.
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Jul 22, 2014 - 5:04:10 PM

First County Bank Presenting Sponsor of This Year’s
First County Bank today announced its sponsorship of the annual Norwalk Seaport Association’s Oyster Festival being held Friday, Sept. 5th through Sunday, Sept. 7th, at Veteran’s Park, adjacent to Norwalk Harbor on Seaview Avenue in Norwalk. The Bank has been an ongoing supporter of the festival since 2007, and will once again be the event’s presenting sponsor.
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Jul 21, 2014 - 11:38:44 AM

Weir Farm Art Academy Workshop at Weir Farm National Historic Site
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Weir Farm National Historic Site announces the opening of the Weir Art Farm Academy in partnership with Dmitri Wright, the park’s Master Artist/Instructor. Due to popular demand, Mr. Wright is now offering academy level training in 4-day workshops in the American Impressionist plein air tradition.
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Jul 21, 2014 - 9:25:14 AM

Drummer/singer/actor Micky Dolenz of The Monkees will grace the stage of The Ridgefield Playhouse on Friday, August 1
Micky Dolenz does it all -- actor, musician, television director, radio personality, Broadway star and director! But his claim to fame stems from The Monkees where he shot to celebrity status as lead singer and drummer in the fabulous ‘60s! Dolenz brought us “Last Train to Clarksville”, “I’m a Believer” and “Daydream Believer”. The multi-talented Dolenz will entertain at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Friday, August 1, at 8 p.m. offering music lovers of all ages a chance to witness stardom at its finest. The Monkees TV show debuted on NBC and earned an Emmy Award. The Monkees’ hits sold in excess of 65 million units with the first five albums attaining Platinum status. Special guest is The Characters, a 4-member pop/powerpop/rock band from New Jersey who have appeared with dozens of hit makers including The Monkees on their Heart and Soul video. An AllShows.com VIP Party Pass ($25 addt'l per person), which includes a pre-show cocktail party 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. with open bar, hors-d’oeuvre and priority parking, is available for this show by calling the box office (203-438-5795), which is part of the Xfinity Rock Series.
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Jul 18, 2014 - 9:20:52 AM

CBRE Represents Seller of 535 Connecticut Avenue in Norwalk
Jeffrey Dunne and Steven Bardsley of CBRE Group Inc.’s Institutional Properties team represented 535 Connecticut Avenue, LLC a joint venture of KABR Real Estate Investment Partners and Blackpoint Partners, in the sale of the 179,000-square-foot office building. The team was also responsible for procuring the buyer, Matrix Investment Group, LLC.
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Jul 18, 2014 - 9:17:00 AM

Local Infants to Benefit from $45KCommunity Fund of Darien Grant to STAR
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STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way is pleased to announce it is the recipient of a grant award in the amount of $45,000 from The Community Fund of Darien. The grant will support in-home early intervention therapies for infants and toddlers from the mid-Fairfield County area who have developmental delays, including those on the autism spectrum, as well as providing support services for their families and caregivers. STAR’s Birth to Three services are recognized state-wide for achieving positive results for children and for supporting their families. The program addresses occupational, physical, speech and language therapies, as well as special education, behavioral supports and social work concerns. Services are provided to children wherever they are, including services in their family homes, day care centers/day care providers and community oriented playgroups. An average of 80 children with special needs are served each month. The severity of their disabilities determines how many sessions and types of therapy they receive on a weekly basis.
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Jul 17, 2014 - 5:26:15 AM

The Charles W. Morgan Joins USS Constitution at the Boston National Historical Park
The Charles W. Morgan, a National Historic Landmark and America’s oldest commercial vessel still afloat, sailed into Boston on Tuesday to tie up next to the USS Constitution at the Boston National Historical Park at the Charlestown Navy Yard. The Constitution, built in 1797, is America’s oldest ship, and this is the first time the two vessels have ever been in the same port.
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Jul 16, 2014 - 10:20:15 AM

Chelsea Piers Connecticut celebrates another successful year
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Since opening in July 2012, Chelsea Piers Connecticut (CPCT) has established itself as one of the premier amateur sports and entertainment complexes in the United States. In two short years, CPCT has set a new standard in Fairfield County for competitive sports, coaching and events for children and adults, continuing to expand and adapt in order to meet the area’s demand for first-rate athletic facilities and fitness programming.
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Jul 16, 2014 - 5:22:48 AM

SBA Op-Ed: Getting More Loans into the Hands of the Underserved
As the New England Regional Administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration, it’s my job, and the job of the agency, to try to help as many small business owners and entrepreneurs as possible access the capital they need to start or grow their business.
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Jul 15, 2014 - 10:48:48 AM

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