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Jessica Gosney digs out her car after rocks and mud inundated her home in the mountain community of Forest Falls in the San Bernardino Mountains Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Stop treating soil like dirt, scientists say

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From a press release: In celebration of the International Year of Soil 2015 (IYS), the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) is coordinating a series of activities throughout to educate the public about the importance of soil. May’s theme is “Soils Support Buildings and Infrastructure.” According to May’s IYS monthly leader Larry Baldwin, “No matter […] [Read More]
From left: Mayor John Harkins, Governor Dannel Malloy, Owner, Carl Zuanelli , his 4 children and wife Karen Lapere Zuanelli.

Nuovo Pasta’s new building stages ribbon cutting

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We received this note from the Mayor’s Office in Stratford: STRATFORD — Governor Dannel Malloy joined Stratford Mayor John Harkins for a ribbon cutting ceremony at Nouvo Pasta’s new building in Stratford. Nuovo Pasta began with one man making pasta in his basement to now a 40,000 Sq foot building and 120 employees. Nuovo Pasta […] [Read More]
Good Nature Market will occupy approximately 4,000 square feet of space at 15 Broadway and 3,000 square feet of space at 44 Whitney Ave.

Good Nature Market to open soon in downtown New Haven

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From a press release: New Haven —Yale University Properties has signed lease agreements with Sun Yup Kim, owner of Good Nature Market, for the former Gourmet Heaven spaces at 15 Broadway and 44 Whitney Ave. in New Haven. Sun Yup Kim has operated a fresh-market business in New York City for 15 years. Good Nature […] [Read More]
Bruce T. Silverstone

Silverstone receives HCC award for ‘tireless service’

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From a press release: BRIDGEPORT, CONN. – March 11, 2015 – The Housatonic Community College Foundation is pleased to announce that Aquarion Water Company Vice President of Corporate Communications and Trumbull resident Bruce T. Silverstone as its 2015 “Distinguished Citizen” award recipient. The award is presented to an individual who exemplifies the ideals of Housatonic […] [Read More]
State Rep. Pam Staneski

Rep. Staneski: Don’t tax surgery sodas

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From a press release: HARTFORD — State Rep. Pam Staneski (Milford & Orange) voiced an emphatic NO on a proposed sugar tax on soda in the Children’s committee this week. The legislation, HB-5461, An Act Imposing a Tax on Sugary Soft Drinks, would impose a 1% tax per ounce on any carbonated nonalcoholic beverage which […] [Read More]

Cell tower not going in Longbrook Park

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STRATFORD — Mayor John Harkins announced Monday afternoon that AT&T has abandoned thoughts of placing a cell phone tower in Longbrook Park. “I heard the concerns of Longbrook Park neighbors loud and clear, and I’m pleased to say that AT&T has agreed to work closely with the town to identify a suitable alternative location,” Harkins […] [Read More]
State Sen. Gayle S. Slossberg

Slossberg: End deceptive variable-rate electricity contracts

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From a press release: HARTFORD, CT – State Sen. Gayle S. Slossberg (D-Milford) submitted testimony to the legislature’s Energy and Technology Committee this week supporting a ban on variable-rate electricity contracts. Slossberg was joined by AARP, the State Consumer Counsel and fellow legislators in supporting the ban. “I have often been contacted by constituents who […] [Read More]
State Reps. Pam Staneski (R-119), Jason Perillo (R-113), Kim Rose (D-118), Sen. Gayle Slossberg,(D-14), State Rep. Laura Hoydick, (R-120) with House Republican Leader Themis Klarides (R-114), State Rep. Ben McGorty and United Technologies, Government Relations, Jackie Iacovazzi.

Lawmakers tour Sikorsky plant

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From a press release: STRATFORD – State Rep. Pam Staneski (R-119), Kim Rose (D-118), State Senator Gayle Slossberg (D-14), Laura Hoydick, (R-120)and others participated in a two-hour-long facility tour for area lawmakers at Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation in Stratford on February 23rd. Staneski, who is serving her first term in the General Assembly, said that she […] [Read More]