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Addi Lawlor, 4, of Milford, and her sister, Cali, 3, paint rocks at "Rock On Creations" table in downtown as part of a pirate event in Milford, Conn. on Sunday, June 9, 2013. The Milford Library will host a rock-painting event for children on July 22nd.

Rock-painting event for children set for July 22nd

From a press release: MILFORD — Fun for the whole family!   Milford Library is holding a rock painting workshop on Tuesday, July 22 at 2 PM.   We’ll supply the paints, brushes, and markers.   You’ll supply the rocks and the creativity! This fun program is open to all ages, from grandparents to aged 10.   Please bring […] [Read More]

Mental Health Assn. changes name

From a press release: WEST HARTFORD — Effective July 1, the Mental Health Association of Connecticut (MHAC) will change its name to Mental Health Connecticut.   Established in 1908, MHAC has been supporting people with mental health conditions and promoting mental wellness throughout the state for more than 100 years through education, advocacy, and direct service.  […] [Read More]
Categories: West Hartford
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.

From a press release: 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 […] [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

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

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

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

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

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]