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John Burgeson

The home on Alvin Street in Fairfield where aviation pioneer Gustave Whitehead was demolished Monday, April 28, 2014. Supporters of Whitehead, who may very well have been the first person to fly a heavier-than-air airship, had hoped the home could have been saved and moved to a nearby park, but their efforts to stall the demolition were unsuccessful.

Home that Gustave Whitehead built demolished Monday morning

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Bluebird Nest Box Building Program at Flanders

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From a press release: In this class you will learn all about Eastern Bluebirds and build your own nest box to take home to help attract them to your own yard. Once common throughout Connecticut, the Eastern Bluebird, the only bluebird species found in New England, has declined in numbers. One significant contributing factor to […] [Read More]

Extended Saturday transfer station hours return in Milford

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MILFORD — Mayor Benjamin G. Blake has announced the return of the extended Saturday hours at the city’s transfer station, which will begin Saturday, April 12 and will run through mid-December. During the winter, the Transfer Station is open from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. The extended Saturday hours will be from 7 a.m. […] [Read More]
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Christopher Saley

Blake taps Saley for DPW post

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MILFORD  — Mayor Ben Blake on Thursday announced the appointment of Milford resident Christopher Saley as the city’s new Dept. of Public Works director. “Saley’s appointment represents the culmination of an extensive three-month process during which 37 applicants were considered,” said Mayor Benjamin Blake in making the announcement. “Chris brings to the table a unique […] [Read More]
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State Senator Gayle S. Slossberg

State Sen. Slossberg to hold office hours

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From a press release: ORANGE – State Senator Gayle S. Slossberg (D-Milford) will conduct office hours at Case Memorial Library next Monday, March 31, from 6-8 p.m. She asks her constituents to visit with her and share their views on local and statewide issues. “Please stop by the library Monday evening for some casual conversation […] [Read More]
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Parade Grand Marshal Kelly Canning Ruickoldt

New Haven’s St. Patrick’s parade honorees listed

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From a press release: There is no greater place to be Irish than New Haven. Since its inception in March of 1842, The Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade has held fast to Irish pride, tradition and family. Before the parade hits the streets on March 16, 2014, a long-celebrated event preceded its pageantry; […] [Read More]
The day will be spent with Flanders educators searching for “signs of spring” as they hike the meadows, forest and around the ponds of the Flanders property to find mammals and see what birds are back to nest.

Flanders offers March 17 program for Region 14 students

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From a press release: WOODBURY — On Monday, March 17 while enjoying the long weekend off from Region 14 students in grades kindergarten through 5th are invited to come to Flanders to enjoy the great outdoors while discovering signs of the changing season. The day will be spent with Flanders educators searching for “signs of […] [Read More]

Baldwin Center offering a review of Irish tunes

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A note from the Baldwin Senior Center in Stratford: Wear your “green” and join the Baldwin Players in singing your favorite Irish tunes! It’s the St. Patrick’s Revue Show, and it’s free at the Baldwin Center, 1000 W. Broad Street in Stratford (203-385-4050) on March 14, 2014, at 12:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served […] [Read More]
Categories: Arts, Music, Stratford
Woody Allen's recent hit drama, "Blue Jasmine", starring Cate Blanchett in her Oscar-winning performance, will be shown at the Stratford Library as part of the "Monday Matinees" series on Monday, March 10 at noon.  The film, rated PG:13 and shown in the Library Lovell Room, is free and open to the public.  Call: 203.385.4162 for further information.

‘Blue Jasmine’ to screen at Stratford Library Monday

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Guide to secular groups at meeting of Humanists

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From a press release: NORWALK — HFFC? SCA? SSA? CTCoR? Sunday Assembly? Who and what are all these secular organizations, representing different approaches, ages, or geographies of people who have a naturalistic view of the world? Find out at “ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Secular Organizations,” sponsored by the Humanists and Freethinkers of Fairfield County […] [Read More]