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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]

Movie on the plight of the honeybee at Flanders

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From a press release: On Saturday, March 15th New Morning Market and Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust invite the community to a viewing of the film, “More than Honey” while dining on a freshly prepared meal that celebrates the importance of honey bees in our environment. The film focuses on the plight of the […] [Read More]
This biathlon figure is one of the final pieces to be added to Craig Smith's 'Sochi' sculpture, now on display at Silverman's Farms in Easton, where it will be for another two weeks. He hopes to send it to President Vladimir Putin.

Craig Smith completes ‘Sochi’ sculpture

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Categories: Arts, Easton, Sports

Malloy: Crime in Connecticut is down

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We just received this note from Gov. Malloy’s office in Hartford: HARTFORD – Citing a memo from the Office of Policy and Management’s Criminal Justice Policy and Planning Division, Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner reported 97 murders last year, down from 146 in 2012, and the […] [Read More]

600 pink slips at Sikorsky Aircraft

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STRATFORD — Sikorsky Aircraft officials announced Friday that the company would be laying off 600 employees, and that both salaried and hourly workers will be affected. “Today we notified employees that the company will undertake further restructuring amid the challenging and unstable economic conditions that continue to affect our industry,” said company spokesman Paul Jackson. […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Two small fires in Stratford Thursday morning

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STRATFORD — The Fire Department responded to two pesky fires Thursday morning. The first occurred just after midnight at General Linen Services, 895 Woodend Road in the town’s South End. Firefighters discovered that a portion of the building that contained linens had caught fire, and they were successful in containing the blaze to that part […] [Read More]
Needle felting is an easy-to-learn craft, in which a barbed needle is used to sculpt wool into anything imaginable.

Learn the art of “needle felting” at Flanders

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WOODBURY — Adults can learn the art of needle felting with instructor, Rachel Gerowe of Redbarn Originals at Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust where felt sculpture workshops are being held in both the months of February and March. Needle felting is an easy-to-learn craft, in which a barbed needle is used to sculpt wool […] [Read More]
A fire on the morning of Feb. 16, 2014 turned this home on Wayne Street into a total loss. Its owner was taken to the hospital suffering from smoke inhalation. Photo: John Burgeson

One man homeless after blaze in Bridgeport’s North End

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BRIDGEPORT — An early morning fire on Sunday in the city’s North made a total loss of a single-family home and sent its owner to the hospital. Fire Dept. officials said that the 6 a.m. blaze at 520 Wayne St. may have been caused by a cigarette, although the investigation by the fire marshal’s office […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, Fire
This crater was caused by a impact sometime between  revealed a change in appearance here between July 2010 and May 2012.

Mars orbiter finds a dramatic new impact crater

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From a NASA press release: A dramatic, fresh impact crater dominates this image taken by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on Nov. 19, 2013. Researchers used HiRISE to examine this site because the orbiter’s Context Camera had revealed a change in appearance here between observations in July […] [Read More]
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West Haven mayor declares a snow emergency

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We received this from West Haven Police Headquarters: A SNOW EMERGENCY has been declared for today February 13 at 6:00 am through Friday February 14 until 6:00 pm. Mayor Edward M. O’Brien has declared a Snow Emergency: No parking is in effect during the storm and for 36 hours after the storm ends. Also, there will […] [Read More]