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State Representative Terry Backer (D-121)

Backer: “Shore Up CT” program offers loans to raise shoreline homes

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From a press release: State Representative Terry Backer (D-121) is encouraging Stratford shoreline homeowners and businesses who are subject to coastal flooding to apply for assistance under a new state low-interest loan program designed to help those residents elevate their homes and businesses from future severe weather and flooding. The program – “Shore Up CT” […] [Read More]

DeLauro introduces bill to tackle dual epidemics of obesity, diabetes

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SWEET Act Would Discourage Excessive Sugar in Beverages. [Read More]

Flanders to offer wildflower and tree ID walk

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From a press release: On Sunday, August 10th, Flanders will be hosting Emma Lorusso of the Goodwin Forest Conservation Education Center who will be giving a program on the wildflowers and trees of the Flanders’ Van Vleck sanctuary. She will lead a guided walk to identify wildflowers and talk about their growing habits and the […] [Read More]

Law firm awards Harding grad with $5,000 scholarship

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From a press release: MILFORD – Berchem, Moses & Devlin, P.C. has announced that Diana Olivo, a 2014 graduate of Bridgeport’s Warren Harding High School, has been named the winner of its second annual New Opportunities Scholarship. She will be awarded $5,000 for her college expenses. Also, the law firm has awarded Diandre Clarke, a […] [Read More]
U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro

DeLauro: No fed contracts for “corporate deserters”

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We received this note from the office of U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro: Leading Democrats from both chambers of Congress — Representatives Rosa DeLauro and Lloyd Doggett, and Senators Dick Durbin and Carl Levin — today introduced the No Federal Contracts for Corporate Deserters Act. The legislation would bar contracts from going to businesses that incorporate […] [Read More]
Boys & Girls Village (BGV) Vice President of Educational & Vocational Services Jon Oddo and Michael E. Duane, Jr., BGV alumnus and graduation guest speaker.

57 graduate from Boys & Girls Village

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From a press release: MILFORD – Boys & Girls Village recently honored the achievements of its graduating students at a ceremony held on June 20 at its Milford Campus. The celebration recognized students who will be advancing to new programs and higher grade levels, as well as students whose progress has led to them continuing […] [Read More]
United States Senators Richard Blumenthal and Christopher Murphy honor state Rep. Terry Backer at recent event.

State Rep. Terry Backer honored by state, local Dems

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From a press release: STRATFORD –  They came from Hartford. They came from Washington. They joined with Stratford’s Democratic Town Committee to honor 11-term State Representative Terry Backer (D – 121st District) with the first Kennedy award on Sunday, June 29th. Sixty Stratford democrats welcomed State Democratic Chairwoman Nancy Dinardo, Connecticut Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman, […] [Read More]

AARP Driver Safety Program at Baldwin Center

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STRATFORD — The Stratford Senior Services will host a driver safety program developed by AARP. This popular program is being offered, in a one-day format on Friday, July 25, from 9:00 am-1:00 pm. at the Baldwin Center (upstairs main room). Please contact Mike Klein to register at 203-929-4851.   [Read More]
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U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro

DeLauro: Shut down Foster Farms

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We received this note from the office of Congresswomen Rosa DeLauro: WASHINGTON, DC — Congresswomen Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Louise Slaughter (D-NY) today issued the following statement calling on the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to shut down all Foster Farms poultry processing facilities until a Salmonella outbreak that has sickened over 600 people […] [Read More]
In addition to faerie house displays and costumed participants, the festival also includes a full day of entertainment, activities, vendors and food. This is a scene from the 2013 event.

Forest, Faeries and Woodland Wizards Festival set for July 19

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From a press release: WOODBURY — Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust will present its annual Forest Faeries and Woodland Wizards Festival on Saturday, July 19, 2014 from 10 AM to 3 PM. (Rain Date: Sunday, July 20th). This magical festival is held at Flanders Sugar House and Trail House grounds, which is located off […] [Read More]