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UNH gunman sentenced to 2 years

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MILFORD-William Dong the UNH student arrested after his carrying a gun on campus set off a scare was sentenced to 2 years in state prison. Following completion of his term, Dong, a Fairfield resident will be on probation for 5 years and is prohibited from setting foot on the University of New Haven campus. [Read More]
Shelton's Robotic teams

Shelton HS to host state robotics championship Sunday

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SHELTON-Fifty of the state’s top teams involving more than 500 middle school students from across the state will compete Sunday in the Ct. FIRST Lego League State Robotics championship beginning at 9 a.m. The champion will represent the state in April at the annual First Lego League World Festival in St. Louis, Mo. The competition […] [Read More]

Collecting names for kindergarten in Stratford

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From a press release: STRATFORD — Stratford school officials said that they are now collecting names of children who will be registering for kindergarten for the fall semester. Parents who have a child who will turn five years old on or before Jan. 1, 2016, are asked to complete the form on the Stratford Board […] [Read More]
This month the theme will be all about turkeys with a live turkey paying a visit to the class.

Live Turkey to Pay Visit to Flanders Pre School Story Time

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From a press release: WOODBURY — Held one Friday morning during the month, Flanders invites parents and their children five years and younger to join them for exciting story time adventures. Monthly topics are designed to encourage young children to explore nature, discover art and learn about farming. Live animal demonstrations, specimens to observe and […] [Read More]
When it was first installed in 1987, the accelerator was the highest-energy tandem accelerator in the world. Operating at 22 million volts, it generated high-velocity streams of nuclei.

Last chance to see Yale’s atom smasher

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We received this interesting note from the Yale Dept. of Physics: New Haven — It’s the end of the line for Yale’s iconic atom smasher, but there will be one more opportunity to eyeball the particle accelerator from the inside. Yale’s Wright Lab will conduct public tours of its landmark tandem Van de Graaf particle […] [Read More]
Indian Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar displays a tiger skin before authorities set fire to a stockpile of illegal wildlife parts at the Delhi Zoo in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014. A stockpile of tiger skins, elephant tusks, rhino horns and other illegal animal parts were burned Sunday in an effort to discourage wildlife smuggling in South Asia. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)

Wildlife trafficking topic of Quinnipiac School of Law’s symposium Saturday

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From a press release: NORTH HAVEN — The Quinnipiac Law Review’s annual symposium will examine U.S. and international efforts to address illegal wildlife trafficking. With a focus on ivory, symposium participants will examine the legal and policy issues critical to the debate, and Friends of Animals (FoA) will be front and center. Michael Harris, director […] [Read More]
Here's Michael Evans, who will be leading the program,  setting up a bear hair collection station.

Flanders offering program on black bears Nov. 18

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From a press release: WOODBURY  — Flanders is offering a program for all ages on the dynamics between humans and bears hosting Michael Evans, a doctoral student in wildlife biology at UConn to lead the discussion. Michael has constructed bear hair collecting stations at Flanders and several other northwestern Connecticut sites for a DEEP study […] [Read More]
Here’s a photo of Christopher Reinhard (Georgia Institute of Technology) and Noah Planavsky (Yale) in China, conducting research for the study.

Lack of oxygen seen cause of Earth’s “boring billion”

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We received this interesting note from Yale University: New Haven —Geologists are letting the air out of a nagging mystery about the development of animal life on Earth. Scientists have long speculated as to why animal species didn’t flourish sooner, once sufficient oxygen covered the Earth’s surface. Animals began to prosper at the end of […] [Read More]

Shelton, Seymour Students to attend Berlin Wall forum

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NEW HAVEN-Several advanced history students at Shelton and Seymour high schools are expected to attend the Nov. 10 forum at Southern Connecticut State University discussing the fall of the Berlin Wall. The event will take place just one day after the 25th anniversary of the start of demolition of the wall which separated east from […] [Read More]
Marc Garofalo

Send the Scouts to England dinner

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DERBY-Send the kids to England. And all you have to do is eat macaroni, meatballs, sausage and salad. A macaroni and meatball dinner to benefit Boy Scout Troop 3 will take place Saturday at St. Mary’s Church. The menu, prepared by former Mayor and current Town/City Clerk Marc Garofalo, along wityh members of St. Mary’s […] [Read More]