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No new taxes in Derby budget

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DERBY-The Board of Apportionment and Taxation held the line on not raising the mill rate despite a last minute addition of $45,000 to the Storms Ambulance Corps. That addition came without stripping money from the $17.25 million Board of Education budget or denying Town/City Clerk Marc Garofalo a $47,000 assistant. Instead James Butler, the BOAT […] [Read More]

Manufacturing information sessions May 14 & 27 at NVCC

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From a press release: WATERBURY – Naugatuck Valley Community College’s (NVCC) Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center (AMTC) is hosting two information sessions in May for students interested in earning manufacturing certification. The sessions will take place on Thursday, May 14 at 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday, May 27 at 1:00 p.m. Both sessions will be held in […] [Read More]
In this 2012 photo, a "No Trespassing" sign is shown in front of a house in Lake Worth, Fla. Thrashed by the mortgage and foreclosure disaster, Florida has thousands of distressed properties.  (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Study finds foreclosures fueled racial segregation in U.S.

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From a press release: WASHINGTON, D.C. — Some 9 million American families lost their homes to foreclosure during the late 2000s housing bust, driving many to economic ruin and in search of new residences. Hardest hit were black, Latino, and racially integrated neighborhoods, according to a new Cornell University analysis of the crisis. Led by […] [Read More]

Platt Tech students qualifty for National Competition

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DEARBORN, Mich. – Ten student teams from the Northeast, including several from Platt Technical High School, will compete in the Bright Minds Dream It! Do It! Student Challenge, organized by SME, a leader in workforce development and knowledge within the manufacturing industry. Students compete in a team or individual manufacturing project tackling real-life challenges manufacturers’ […] [Read More]
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]