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State Officials, Medical Professionals Urge Safe Driving to Teens and Their Parents During Summer Months
Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman joined state officials and medical professionals to remind teens and their parents to keep safe behind the wheel this summer by paying attention to teen driving laws designed to protect the state's youngest and most inexperienced drivers.
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Tuesday, 28 June, 2016



Bridgeport Mayor Ganim Recognized Nationally for Thermal Loop Project
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Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim on Friday accepted a $10,000 grant awarded to the city of Bridgeport from the US Conference of Mayors for the Thermal Loop project which provides environmentally sustainable heating to downtown Bridgeport. Bridgeport won the award today as part of the annual meeting of the US Conference of Mayors in Indianapolis. The award was officially entitled the “2016 Mayors’ Climate Protection Award” and Bridgeport won honorable mention in the large city category for the Thermal Loop project. The winner in this category was Richmond, VA mayor Dwight P. Jones for the city’s RVA Green Sustainability and Energy Management Program. The Thermal Loop project was designed in partnership with NuPower Thermal, LLC, and has developed a low-temperature thermal heating district to serve the downtown Bridgeport area and the University of Bridgeport. This system utilizes waste heat from the Wheelabrator waste-to-energy plant as well as recently-installed fuel cells to create hot water for space heating.
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Jun 27, 2016 - 2:23:00 PM

SPS Expected to Name Jennifer DeRubeis as the Director of Early Childhood Development & Intervention
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Interim Superintendent of Stamford Public Schools (SPS) James A. Connelly and the Stamford Board of Education (BOE) are expected to name Jennifer DeRubeis as the Director of Early Childhood Development & Intervention, at the regular BOE meeting on June 28, 2016. DeRubeis will replace Mary Jennings who will be retiring effective June 30, 2016.
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Jun 27, 2016 - 10:38:27 AM

Years Later, Junior Volunteers Continue to Nurture Intergenerational Progam at Waveny
Six years ago, two friends, Caroline Callahan and Emma Chivily, set up shop in the General Store on “Main Street” at The Village at Waveny, Waveny LifeCare Network’s award-winning assisted living residence dedicated to memory care. Then both 10 years old, the girls took the lead in a unique intergenerational effort started in 2008 by the Bruno and Zehner families, designed to provide Waveny’s residents and Adult Day participants with the experience of shopping for small items and toiletries for themselves and their loved ones.
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Jun 27, 2016 - 3:17:06 AM

First County Bank Foundation Grants SPEF $3,500 For Its Nationally-Recognized Mentoring Program
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The Stamford Public Education Foundation (SPEF) on Thursday announced it has been granted $3,500 from First County Bank Foundation to support its Stamford Mentoring Program, which was launched in 2010. This program provides students who need additional academic and/or social support with the resources and guidance required to be successful during middle school, high school and in all college/career endeavors.
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Jun 27, 2016 - 3:12:48 AM

Attorney General Issues Proposed Final Decision in Greater Waterbury Health Network, Prospect Hospital Conversion Application
The Connecticut Office of the Attorney General on Friday issued its proposed final decision on the application for a joint venture between the Greater Waterbury Health Network, Inc. and Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc.
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Jun 27, 2016 - 2:19:16 AM

Malloy announces $4.3 Million in state grants to help municipalities cut costs through regionalization of services
Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced on Friday that $4.3 million in funding is being awarded to nine regional councils of government and a regional economic district to assist towns and cities throughout the state in reducing costs and burdens by providing support for their efforts to regionalize services and coordinate essential functions of government.
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Jun 26, 2016 - 8:43:44 AM

Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk offers fireworks cruises
Enjoy a unique water view of municipal holiday displays – times two, thanks to reflections on the surface – and avoid the crowds and traffic aboard Fireworks Cruises with The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.
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Jun 26, 2016 - 2:59:09 AM

STAR Partners with Sports Buddies Athletics Program for Youth with Developmental Disabilities in New Canaan
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STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way is proud to partner with Sports Buddies, a recreational exercise and athletics program for young people with developmental disabilities. The program meets at New Canaan High School on Saturday mornings from 9-10 a.m. and was created by Howie Berg and Josh McDonald, two New Canaan public school teachers, to provide a recreational outlet for students with developmental disabilities. Program participants play recreational games while working together with volunteer “Sports Buddies” who encourage them and help them to build skills. Many of the buddies are special education teachers or advisors, while others are students and adults in the community. They work with the students on skills like teamwork, general exercises, stretching, running, calisthenics, group play (such as parachute play), skill development such as shooting, dribbling, arm and leg movements, and pick-up basketball games.
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Jun 22, 2016 - 9:48:06 AM

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for First County Bank new branch in Westport
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First County Bank celebrated the opening of its new branch at 1135 Post Road, Westport, CT with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on June 14, 2016. L to R in photo: Todd Malizia, AVP, Branch Manager, First County Bank; Ryan Moran, Coastal Construction; Richard Taber – former Chairman, First County Bank; Reyno Giallongo, Chairman and CEO, First County Bank; Nicholas DuBiago, Board of Directors, First County Bank; James Marpe, First Selectman, Westport; Robert Granata, President and COO, First County Bank; Denise Doria, Board of Directors, First County Bank; Matthew Mandell, Executive Director and President, Westport-Weston Chamber of Commerce.
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Jun 21, 2016 - 12:30:14 AM

Stamford Mayor announces details of 2016 fireworks show
Stamford Mayor David Martin and City officials have announced the details of the 2016 Independence Day Fireworks event, which will be held on Friday, July 1st (rain date of Saturday, July 2nd). Thousands of Stamford and area residents are expected to attend.
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Jun 17, 2016 - 11:44:00 PM

Norwalk Health Department's Mosquito Management Program helps control mosquitoes
The Norwalk Health Department recently launched its annual larvicide application program to reduce the mosquito population and prevent mosquito-borne diseases. Workers from All Habitat Inc. applied larvicide to various standing water locations around the city. Larvicide prevents mosquito eggs from hatching. More
Jun 16, 2016 - 2:40:12 AM

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