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A small child plays with a sparkler in Greenwich last year. The American Pyrotechnics Association advises parents never to give sparklers to children 5 years old or younger, and to closely supervise older children who use them.

Fireworks, sparklers injure 11,000 annually in U.S.

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NEW HAVEN—Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) this week talked about fireworks safety with campers from the Green Dragons Summer Camp in advance of this weekend’s Fourth of July holiday. Sparklers and fountains, which produce sparks when lit, are the only legal fireworks for private use in the State of Connecticut. Other fireworks are permissible with a […] [Read More]
Categories: Fire, Firen Safety
In this April 29, 2015 picture, birds take flight from the Salton Sea near Niland, Calif. Located on what is called the "Pacific flyway," heavy migrations of waterfowl, marsh and seabirds take advantage of the Salton Sea during spring and fall.  For them, the lake is a desert oasis from vast stretches of rock and sand. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Yale: Changes in birds’ ranges may greatly affect ecosystems

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From a press release: NEW HAVEN — As changing climate reshapes the geographic range of thousands of bird species in the coming decades, ecosystems across wide swaths of the planet may be compromised, a new study warns. Based on environmental projections for the rest of the century, the study predicts that some avian species will […] [Read More]
Twenty-five students from Milford received a Milford Chamber of Commerce Trust Scholarship at the 2015 Trust Scholarship Presentation and State of the City Event, Friday, May 29th.

25 Milford students awarded Milford Chamber scholarships

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From a press release: Milford  – Twenty-five Milford students were presented with scholarships at Milford’s 2015 Chamber Trust Scholarship Presentation and State of the City Address, held by the Milford Chamber of Commerce, Inc. on Friday, May 29th at Aldario’s Restaurant. The $20,500.00 in scholarships is funded through the Milford Chamber of Commerce Trust Fund […] [Read More]
Members of the Milford Concert Band, conducted by Steve Saunders, perform Christmas songs during the annual Festival of Lights and Tree Lighting on the historic Milford Green in Milford, Conn. on Friday November 29, 2013.

Milford Concert Band to present “Star Spangled Spectacular” at Fowler Field

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From a press release: MILFORD: The Milford Concert Band, under the direction of Duane Berge, will kick off the 2015 Summer Nights by Harbor Lights Concert Series with “Star Spangled Spectacular” in conjunction with The Milford Chamber of Commerce Trust and sponsored by Kapusta and Otzel & Averaimo Attorneys at Law. This will take place […] [Read More]
Milford Mayor Benjamin Blake in his office at City Hall earlier this year.

Connecticut Young Professionals to host “Meet the Mayor” event in Milford

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From a press release: MILFORD — The Connecticut Young Professionals (CTYP) will host “Meet the Mayor” on Tuesday, June 9 at 6:30 PM at Stonebridge Restaurant featuring Milford Mayor Ben Blake.  Mayor Blake will speak about initiatives the City of Milford is taking on to attract young professionals and how young professionals can get more […] [Read More]
Categories: Milford
Identical twins and Yaritza, left, and Yanitza Casillis celebrate outside of The Klein in downtown Bridgeport after commencement ceremonies for the Bridgeport Department of Adult Education Tuesday night. Both graduates received achievement awards.

Bridgeport Adult Education awards diplomas to 117

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BRIDGEPORT — The Bridgeport Dept. of Adult Education on Tuesday night awarded 117 high school diplomas to seniors at a cap and gown ceremony that took place at The Klein in downtown Bridgeport The senior class speaker was Zulma Lorenzo, who had more than her share of obstacles on her path to a diploma. “I […] [Read More]
This year, the event has expanded to Pirates Week. Visit participating Treasure Shop Stops (look for the Pirates Flat!) from Monday, June 8 to Saturday, June 13 to find unadvertised treasures, and register to win a trip aboard the Pirate Ship ‘Oz.’

Pirates will plunder Milford June 8-14

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From a press release: Milford – Join Captain Kidd and his crew as they sail into Milford Harbor and “take over” downtown Milford.  This Pirate’s Week event is presented by the Downtown Milford Business Association and sponsored in part by 7 Seas Restaurant and WPLR 99.1 Radio. The Milford Bank and the Milford Public Library […] [Read More]
Categories: Arts, Folk Art, Milford
"Rising Stars" drew big crowds at the Stratford Library in previous outings.  The latest will take place on June 13th.

Rising Stars event for teens at the Stratford Library June 13

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From a press release: STRATFORD — The Stratford Library’s Teen Services Department will hold its semi-annual “Rising Stars @ SLA” program on Saturday, June 13 from 1-5 pm in the Lovell Room. A town-wide creative arts performance event geared to all Stratford teens, the program is free and open to the public. “This is really […] [Read More]