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Yale’s James P. Comer tapped for presidential commission

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We recently received this note from Yale University: NEW HAVEN — School Development Program founder and Yale Child Study Center professor James P. Comer, M.D., has been appointed to the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans. This commission is charged with strengthening the nation by ensuring that all African Americans receive an […] [Read More]

How to set up a saltwater reef aquarium

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From a press release: The Stratford Library will continue the 2014 series of “Sunday Afternoon Talks”, its monthly series of informative and entertaining talks featuring prominent local guest speakers, on Sunday, March 9th at 2 pm with “Saltwater Reef Aquarium Set Up for the Home or Office”. The popular monthly program invites notable locals to […] [Read More]
Categories: Education, Stratford
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The Stratford Library will host a Fairy Party for children ages 4 and up on Thursday, March 13 at 4 pm. Costumes welcome. Events include games, a craft and a snack. To register, call the Children’s Department at 203.385.4165 or visit: www.stratfordlibrary.org. Here,  Fairy Queen Tess Back and Elf Caitlin Augusta get ready to welcome children to the Fairy Party on March 13.

Stratford Library planning a Fairy Party for the little ones

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Things you can give up for Lent

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Are you looking for some ideas about what you can give up for Lent this year? Here are some suggestions. But what about you? Tell us what you plan on doing (or not doing) by emailing ed@ctnews.com or leaving your plan in the comment section below. [Read More]
Categories: General
In Blue Jasmine, Cate Blanchett plays a  New York socialite, deeply troubled and in denial, who arrives in San Francisco to impose upon her working-class sister.

Coming in March to the Stratford Library

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STRATFORD LIBRARY EVENTS March 2014 Art Exhibit: CAPTURED IN TIME Month of March 2014 Main Lobby Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalism exhibit captures a moment in time with iconic photos whose subjects range from World War II and Vietnam to the Civil Rights era and Hurricane Katrina. Wall text by Eric D. Ort and on loan […] [Read More]
Categories: Arts , Film , Literature , Music , Poetry | More
U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro

DeLauro applauds revised state plan for Federal Hurricane Sandy Funds

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We received this note from U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-3rd: Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) has applauded Governor Dannel Malloy’s announcement that Connecticut homeowners will be prioritized in consideration for federal Hazard Mitigation grants. Earlier this month she sent Malloy a letter urging him to have the Connecticut Interagency Hazard Mitigation Committee reconsider their decision not […] [Read More]

Louis Lubin of West Haven completes basic training

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Navy Seaman Recruit Louis L. Lubin, nephew of Karen Sindoni of West Haven, Conn., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Lubin is a 2013 graduate of West Haven High School.   [Read More]
Categories: Navy, West Haven
Everyone is welcomed to drop by on the Saturday and Sundays, of March 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 and 16 from 1 – 4 PM  as Flanders staff and volunteers will demonstrate turning sap into syrup with an entertaining mix of science, stories and humor.

It’s time to boil down the sap at Flanders Nature Center

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From a press release: WOODBURY — A large contingent of volunteers helped Flanders staff tap over 300 trees on a snowy day in January and now the time has arrived to boil down the sap gathered from these trees to make into maple syrup. Everyone is welcomed to drop by on the Saturday and Sundays, […] [Read More]

Celebration of art and poetry at HCC’s BHM event

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From a press release: Bridgeport –  The Housatonic Museum of Art in collaboration with Shanna Melton of Poetic Soul Arts presents Transcending Continents: A Black History Month Celebration in the Performing Arts Center of Housatonic Community College at 900 Lafayette Blvd., Bridgeport, on Thursday, Febuary 27, 2014 from 6 – 9 pm, free and open […] [Read More]
U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro

DeLauro: Is accelerated drug approval safe?

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WASHINGTON, DC— Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) has outlined her concerns over accelerated drug approval in a letter to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Margaret Hamburg. She also asked Hamburg for details on device safety to ensure that women and families can rely on safe and effective drugs and medical devices that improve health and […] [Read More]
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