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Malloy: First of its kind First Five Plus report shows the program generating long-term benefits for state's economy
Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Catherine Smith today announced the results of a new analysis on the First Five jobs initiative (now referred to as the First Five Plus), one of the state’s flagship economic development programs. To date, nearly 3,800 new jobs have been created at the 13 participating companies.
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Tuesday, 23 August, 2016



Ed Nusbaum and Thom Parrino Included in the 2017 Edition Of The Best Lawyers in America
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Edward Nusbaum and Thomas Parrino, of Westport-based family law firm Nusbaum & Parrino P.C., were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America© 2017 in the area of family law. This year marks 21 consecutive years for Nusbaum to be included and 11 consecutive years for Parrino to be included in Best Lawyers®, which has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation.
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Aug 23, 2016 - 1:19:38 PM

Norwalk Community Receives $1.1 Million for Student Scholarships
Here’s good news for students who need help paying for college. This week, Norwalk Community College received $1,113,585 in funding from the State of Connecticut Office of Higher Education for scholarship grants awarded by the Roberta B. Willis Scholarship Program (RWSP).
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Aug 17, 2016 - 5:49:01 AM

Judy Campisi announced at statewide Executive Director of American Heart Association
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The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association announced on Friday the appointment of Judy Campisi as Executive Director of the Connecticut Division. The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke funding innovative research, fighting for stronger public health policies, and providing critical tools and information to save and improve lives.
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Aug 15, 2016 - 7:06:39 AM

USDA Awards Four Connecticut WIC Programs
The Department of Public Health (DPH) today announced that four of Connecticut’s local Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) programs are being recognized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for exemplary efforts in supporting breastfeeding WIC mothers. The four agencies are receiving the Loving Support Award of Excellence as part of the USDA’s National WIC Breastfeeding Week, celebrated August 1-7, to highlight their ongoing efforts to encourage breastfeeding among WIC participants.
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Aug 12, 2016 - 7:27:23 PM

Bridgeport Wins Nearly $3,000,000 Federal Grant to Fund Hiring of 17 New City Firefighters
Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim and Fire Chief Richard Thode announced today that the city has been awarded a $2.7 Million dollar SAFER grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to fund the hiring of 17 new firefighters. The Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grants Program (SAFER) was created by FEMA to provide funding directly to fire departments and volunteer firefighter interest organizations to help them increase or maintain the number of trained, “front line” firefighters available in their communities. The goal of SAFER is to enhance the local fire departments' abilities to comply with staffing, response and operational standards established by the National Fire Protection Association. Specifically, the grant awarded Bridgeport will fund the salaries of 17 out of the 24 new fire recruits for the next two years.
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Aug 12, 2016 - 7:23:35 PM

Extreme Heat Alert/Designated Cooling Centers in Stamford
The area will be experiencing extreme heat conditions for the next few days. The Stamford Director of Public Safety, Health & Welfare, Ted Jankowski, advises Stamford residents and visitors to take precautions and recommends the following tips to deal with the heat:
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Aug 12, 2016 - 3:01:19 PM

Norwalk Residents reminded to use caution during excessive heat
The National Weather service has issued an excessive heat warning for our area, lasting through Sunday.
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Aug 12, 2016 - 10:55:16 AM

Robert Sean Leonard Cast as King Arthur in Lerner & Loewe’s “Camelot” at Westport Country Playhouse
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Tony Award-winning actor Robert Sean Leonard, best known for tv’s “House,” film’s “Dead Poet’s Society,” and Broadway’s “The Invention of Love” and “Long Day’s Journey Into Night,” will portray King Arthur in Lerner and Loewe’s “Camelot,” a freshly inventive take on the classic musical, at Westport Country Playhouse, October 4 – 30.
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Aug 12, 2016 - 3:19:53 AM

Pre-season auditions for Stamford Young Artists Philharmonic
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On Monday, August 29, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Stamford Young Artists Philharmonic (SYAP) will be holding pre-season auditions for new members at Westhill High School (125 Roxbury Road, Stamford, CT). Currently the fastest growing youth orchestra in Connecticut, membership in the Stamford Young Artists Philharmonic provides the serious young music student, elementary through college level, with the opportunity to grow as both a person and a musician. All of the ensembles are selected by the audition process, maintain a high level of musicianship, and allow for a challenging repertoire. Pre-season auditions will be held for students striving to become members of the following orchestras during the 2016/2017 season:
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Aug 11, 2016 - 3:12:05 PM

Circus Camp at The Palace Brings the Big Top to Life for Fairfield County Youth
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This summer, dozens of children from across Fairfield County are experiencing the joy of the big top in a whole new way – as performers. Circus Camp at The Palace, in a partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Stamford, brought the circus arts for the first time to the Yerwood Center in Stamford. The Palace Theatre provided scholarships to 33 children in first through third grade, including many Boys & Girls Club members, through a grant from the First County Bank Foundation, Inc.
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Aug 11, 2016 - 2:31:17 AM

Stamford Board of Reps Overwhelmingly Approves New City Contract with Fire Fighters
The Stamford Board of Representatives has voted overwhelmingly to approve the city’s new contract with the Stamford Professional Fire Fighters Association (SPFFA), a key victory for public safety.
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Aug 10, 2016 - 4:03:34 PM

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