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Milford gets top scores from bond-rating agencies

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We received this note from City Hall in Milford: MILFORD — Once again, the City of Milford has received extremely positive feedback on its financial management and affirmation of high rankings from the three premier rating agencies. Fitch Ratings, Moody’s Investors Service, and Standard & Poor’s Rating Services described Milford’s finances as stable, prudent, and […] [Read More]
Here’s a photo of Christopher Reinhard (Georgia Institute of Technology) and Noah Planavsky (Yale) in China, conducting research for the study.

Lack of oxygen seen cause of Earth’s “boring billion”

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We received this interesting note from Yale University: New Haven —Geologists are letting the air out of a nagging mystery about the development of animal life on Earth. Scientists have long speculated as to why animal species didn’t flourish sooner, once sufficient oxygen covered the Earth’s surface. Animals began to prosper at the end of […] [Read More]
Eva Schloss

Holocaust survivor to speak Sunday in Milford

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From a press release: MILFORD — Eva Schloss of London will be in Milford to deliver a talk at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 2, at Connecticut Post 14 Theater at the Westfield Mall in Milford. The event, “A Unique & Historic Evening,” is sponsored by the Hebrew Congregation of Woodmont/Chabad. Tickets are $30 in […] [Read More]
John Rafferty

Secular leader to dispel ‘Christian Nation myth’

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From a press release: NORWALK — The President of the Secular Humanist Society of New York, John Rafferty, will discuss the five arguments most often used by right-wing proponents in describing their view of the history of our nation in Norwalk Nov. 10. The talk is titled “Is America a Christian Nation?” and is sponsored […] [Read More]
Categories: Norwalk, Religion
Experts say that Halloween costumes should not interfere with the child's ability to see, nor present a tripping hazard.

On Halloween night, it’s safety first

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We received this timely note from the Milford Police Dept.: The Milford Police Department Crime Prevention Unit is offering the following tips to help prevent accidents and incidents of crime during the Halloween time of year. Halloween night has increasingly become more of a child safety concern. Developments such as foreign objects found in treats, […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Health
Original poster designs by Jim Duffy for the Square One Theatre Company will on display at the Stratford Library throughout the month of November.  The theatre is currently celebrating its 25th anniversary in Stratford.

Square One celebrating 25 years in Stratford

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From a press announcement: “Square One Theatre at 25!” is the November art exhibit at the Stratford Library. Original poster designs and production photos from the Stratford theatre’s 25 year history will be on display throughout the month. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Since 1990, the Square One Theatre has been […] [Read More]
Categories: Arts, Features, Stratford, Theatre
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DeLauro in Hospital Roundtable today

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From a news release: NEW HAVEN — Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) will hold a roundtable discussion with representatives of a dozen hospitals from across the state today, October 24 at 11:00 am. They will be discussing the impact of cuts to hospital preparedness programs funded by the federal government. The devastating impact of these cuts […] [Read More]
Categories: Business, Health, New Haven
An artful table arrangement will make the Thanksgiving holiday special.

Create a festive Thanksgiving centerpiece at Flanders

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From a press release: WOODBURY — Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust invites people to join them on Wednesday, November 12 at 10AM to create a festive Thanksgiving centerpiece basket perfect for the table or mantle. Judy Grabarz a professional floral designer will lead the program. She will discuss the elements of a basket arrangement […] [Read More]
John Laiacone used a soft towel to capture the injured owl. The towel has a calming effect on birds.

Video sets in motion rescue of owl by Audubon

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From a news release: Fairfield – Quick action by two visitors to a Connecticut Audubon Society sanctuary in Fairfield and by Connecticut Audubon staff helped save a Barred Owl that had injured a wing most likely while hunting for food. On Saturday, two people who were hiking at the Larsen Sanctuary, which is adjacent to […] [Read More]
An early 20th century view of the old mansion

Lauralton Hall celebrating 150 Years

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From a news release: Milford — This 2014-15 academic school year marks the 150-year Anniversary of the Pond-Taylor estate, the home of the Academy of Our Lady of Mercy, Lauralton Hall. The school is planning a yearlong series of events inviting alumnae, students, friends and the community to visit the historic grounds and participate in […] [Read More]