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Flanders to offer wildflower and tree ID walk

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From a press release: On Sunday, August 10th, Flanders will be hosting Emma Lorusso of the Goodwin Forest Conservation Education Center who will be giving a program on the wildflowers and trees of the Flanders’ Van Vleck sanctuary. She will lead a guided walk to identify wildflowers and talk about their growing habits and the […] [Read More]

Law firm awards Harding grad with $5,000 scholarship

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From a press release: MILFORD – Berchem, Moses & Devlin, P.C. has announced that Diana Olivo, a 2014 graduate of Bridgeport’s Warren Harding High School, has been named the winner of its second annual New Opportunities Scholarship. She will be awarded $5,000 for her college expenses. Also, the law firm has awarded Diandre Clarke, a […] [Read More]

School bus safety program in Stratford

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STRATFORD — Kindergarten students and their parents are invited to a school bus safety program that will teach pupils how to ride, get on and get off the school bus properly. This will take place on Tuesday, August 5th. Two sessions are planned, the first at 9 a.m. and the second at 5 p.m., at […] [Read More]
Milford historian Richard Platt holds up a Revolutionary War musket in front of the historic John Downs house in Milford at one of the many historic events he's attended over the years.

Bench to be dedicated in honor of Richard Platt

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MILFORD — Mayor Benjamin Blake, representatives of the city’s 375th Anniversary Committee and a host of other city officials will dedicate a bench  in honor of our former City Historian Richard Platt on Wednesday, July 30th at 2 p.m. at the North Street Duck Pond across from the Sanford-Bristol House. “It has been honor to […] [Read More]
Boys & Girls Village (BGV) Vice President of Educational & Vocational Services Jon Oddo and Michael E. Duane, Jr., BGV alumnus and graduation guest speaker.

57 graduate from Boys & Girls Village

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From a press release: MILFORD – Boys & Girls Village recently honored the achievements of its graduating students at a ceremony held on June 20 at its Milford Campus. The celebration recognized students who will be advancing to new programs and higher grade levels, as well as students whose progress has led to them continuing […] [Read More]

Car Club to offer “Street Survival” driving course for teens, August 16

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From a press release: STRATFORD — Street Survival – a hands-on, defensive driving course for teens – will be offered by the Fairfield County Sports Car Club (FCSCC) on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at the Army Engine Plant in Stratford from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Street Survival is open to the public and will […] [Read More]
Needle felting is an easy-to-learn craft that involves using a barbed needle to sculpt wool

Learn the art of needle felting at Flanders

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We received this note from the Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust: WOODBURY — Rachel Gerowe of Redbarn Originals will lead workshops at Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust on needle felting, an easy-to-learn craft that involves using a barbed needle to sculpt wool in both the months of July and August. July’s class will […] [Read More]
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1st Flag of Milford framed, to hang soon in City Hall

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Kelly Kahyaoglu, former Prendergast School PTO

Ex-Ansonia PTO head gets more time to make restitution

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ANSONIA-The sticky-fingered former head of the Prendergast School Parent-Teacher Organization was given two more months to repay the $21,676 she stole to make purchases from such merchants as Packers’ Pro Shop, Team Fan Shop, Toys-R-Us, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Petland Discounts, Sterling Pools and Comcast. Public Defender David Egan told Milford Superior Court Judge Frank Iannotti […] [Read More]
The Joshua Hempsted House

Hempsted Houses to host Kids’ Day on Sat. July 26

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From a press release: New London – What was it like to be a kid in Connecticut 300 years ago? Visit Connecticut Landmarks’ Hempsted Houses on Saturday, July 26 and find out. Kids are invited to bring their family and travel back to the 1700s. They can write with a quill pen, make rope the […] [Read More]