Tuesday, Jan 22
Murphy Announces Winners of 3rd 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 Friday that 15 elementary, middle, and high school students from across Connecticut were selected as winners of his third annual ‘Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Essay Challenge.’ This year, Murphy received over 1,000 essays submitted from students in Connecticut reflecting on Dr. King’s dream and their own aspirations. More
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Tuesday, 22 January, 2019

Springfield Thunderbirds 3, Hartford Wolf Pack 0
Springfield Thunderbird goaltender Chris Driedger stopped all 40 Hartford Wolf Pack shots Saturday night at the XL Center in a 3-0 Springfield win, the Wolf Pack’s first home shutout-against of the season.
Jan 19, 2019 - 10:49:47 PM

Eversource Selected for 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index, Recognizing Commitment to Advancing Women in the Workplace
Eversource is one of 230 companies selected for the 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI), which distinguishes companies committed to transparency in gender reporting and advancing women’s equality. The Bloomberg GEI recognition represents Eversource’s broader commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
Jan 19, 2019 - 1:48:16 PM

Gov. Lamont launches the Governor's Council on Women and Girls
Governor Ned Lamont on Friday announced the launch of the Governor’s Council on Women and Girls to provide a coordinated state response to issues that impact the lives of women and girls, their families, and the State of Connecticut.
Jan 19, 2019 - 1:04:59 PM

Murphy, Blumenthal, colleages introduce bipartisan resolution recognizing "National Mentoring Month"
U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) joined a bipartisan resolution led by U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) on Thursday recognizing January 2019 as “National Mentoring Month” to raise awareness of the power of mentors to help young people determine their goals and reach their full potential. On Saturday, Murphy hosted one of his regular pancake breakfasts with mentors, mentees, and volunteers from Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Connecticut, Governors Prevention Partnership, and AmeriCorps to recognize National Mentoring Month.
Jan 19, 2019 - 11:52:19 AM

MONDAY: On MLK Day, The Discovery Museum Offers Free Admission
On Monday, January 21, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, The Discovery Museum will be offering free admission all day.
Jan 19, 2019 - 11:49:35 AM

Gov. Lamont orders partial activation of the state’s Emergency Operations Center beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he will partially activate the state’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 19, 2019 to monitor storm conditions across the state. Forecasts are showing a range of accumulating snow, sleet, and freezing rain.
Jan 19, 2019 - 10:01:46 AM

Gov. Lamont urges residents to take caution as winter storm approaches
Governor Ned Lamont is urging Connecticut residents to be prepared as the first significant winter storm of the season is forecast to impact the state Saturday night through Sunday. In addition, he announced that he plans to activate the state’s Severe Cold Weather Protocol beginning at noon on Sunday, January 20, and lasting through noon on Wednesday, January 23, as bitter cold temperatures are anticipated to spread throughout the state just as the storm begins to move out.
Jan 19, 2019 - 9:58:19 AM

FCCF Launches 2018/2019 Legislative Forum Series Continued In Bridgeport & Danbury
Fairfield County’s Community Foundation’s (FCCF) launched this year’s Legislative Forums in December in Norwalk and Stamford in 2018 and continued the conversation in Bridgeport at Housatonic Community College and Danbury at Western Connecticut State University this month. The focus of the forum series was to deepen and strengthen the nonprofit community’s relationships with state and local elected officials while highlighting the Community Foundation’s new strategic work to close the opportunity gap in Fairfield County in collaboration with its nonprofit partners.
Jan 19, 2019 - 9:44:48 AM

Access Health CT announces 2019 health insurance open enrollment success
Access Health CT (AHCT) on Thursday announced that more than 111,000 Connecticut residents signed up for health insurance during the 2019 Open Enrollment period that ended Tuesday, January 15.
Jan 19, 2019 - 9:40:27 AM

Blumenthal, Senators seek information on universal flu vaccine research
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) joined U.S. Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.), Angus King Jr. (I-Maine), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), and Tina Smith (D-Minn.) in asking the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to provide an update on research initiatives to develop a universal flu vaccine. Last year, NIAID released its strategic plan to achieve a universal flu vaccine, which would meet the following criteria: (1) be at least 75 percent effective, (2) protect against multiple strains of the flu, (3) provide protection for at least one year, and (4) be appropriate for all age groups. He was able to secure $100 million for fiscal year 2018 and $140 for fiscal year 2019.
Jan 19, 2019 - 9:21:17 AM

Eli’s in Milford and Orange offer federal employees discounts during shutdown
Today, Eli’s Restaurants in Milford, Conn. (21 Daniel Street) and Orange, Conn. (285 Boston Post Road) announced that they're offering federal employees $5 craft beers, $5 burgers, and $3 draughts every Monday during the government shutdown.
Jan 19, 2019 - 9:18:19 AM

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