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Quantum friction offers idea for data storage

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From a press release: New Haven — Physicists at Yale University have observed a new form of quantum friction that could serve as a basis for robust information storage in quantum computers in the future. The researchers are building upon decades of research, experimentally demonstrating a procedure theorized nearly 30 years ago. The results appear […] [Read More]
The USS Quincy (CA-39) in a photo take in the late 1930s. She was sung during  the Battle of Savo Island in 1942.

‘The Loss of the USS Quincy’ topic at Stratford Library discussion

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From a press release: STRATFORD — The Stratford Library continues “Sunday Afternoon Talks”, its monthly series of informative and entertaining talks featuring prominent local guest speakers, on Sunday, March 8th at 2 pm with Bob Begin who will discuss “The Loss of the USS Quincy”. “Sunday Afternoon Talks” is free and open to the public. […] [Read More]
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Little ones in grades kindergarten through 5th are invited to come to Flanders to enjoy the great outdoors while they delight in discovering signs of the changing season.

Flanders plans spring vacation activities for children

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From a press release: WOODBURY — On Monday, March 23 while enjoying the long weekend off from school students in grades kindergarten through 5th are invited to come to Flanders to enjoy the great outdoors while discovering signs of the changing season. As we wind down the maple  sugaring season come search for signs of […] [Read More]
The Shakespeare Garden at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s 34rd annual Making Brooklyn Bloom set for Saturday, March 14th

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From a press release: Brooklyn, NY—Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) is pleased to announce the 34th annual Making Brooklyn Bloom, Brooklyn’s annual kickoff of the spring gardening season, presenting a full day of free activities and information about horticulture for the gardening public. Gardeners and eco-enthusiasts from Brooklyn and around the New York metro area look […] [Read More]
Today February 19, 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of when the previous Milford town hall burned in 1915. The former town hall was part of a building that was shared with a Baptist church, and it also served as the town schoolhouse. It was built in 1874 and the loss was estimated at $50,000.

Old Milford Town Hall burned down a century ago

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A note from Milford Mayor Benjamin Blake: [Read More]
St. John Paul II School, a Catholic pre-kindergarten through grade 8 school in New Britain, announces that it will be closing at the end of the 2014-15 academic year.

Hartford Archdiocese to close school in New Britain

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From a press release: New Britain — St. John Paul II School, a Catholic pre-kindergarten through grade 8 school in New Britain, announces that it will be closing at the end of the 2014-15 academic year because the sponsoring parish, Holy Cross, is no longer able to sustain its school. After substantial, careful consultation with […] [Read More]
The topic for February’s Story Time will be ground hogs, squirrels, chipmunks, and rabbits.

Rabbit to hop into StoryTime for preschoolers

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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]

Derby HS principal down to 2 candidates

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DERBY- A search committee will be sending two candidates for the recently vacated high school principal position to the Board of Education for selection. “The Board will conduct a special meeting to interview the two finalists during a special meeting on January 27,” Superintendent of Schools Matthew Conway said Thursday night. Conway said the interviews […] [Read More]
The workshop, set for Jan. 27, will review kindergarten readiness and curriculum, as well as the registration process.

Program in kindergarten readiness planned in Stratford

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From a press release: STRATFORD — The Stratford Public Schools in cooperation with the Stratford School Readiness and Child Care Advisory Council is presenting an informational program on Kindergarten 2015-2016. This program will review kindergarten readiness and curriculum, as well as the registration process. This program is on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 (snow date January […] [Read More]
This enhanced-color image of Mercury, recently published in Science magazine, shows the great Caloris impact basin, visible in this image as a large, circular, orange feature in the center of the picture. The contrast between the colors of the Caloris basin floor and those of the surrounding plains indicate that the composition of Mercury’s surface is variable.

NASA competition for kids: Name a crater on Mercury

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From a press release: NASA’s MESSENGER mission and the International Astronomical Union (IAU) are giving schools the chance to officially name five scientifically significant craters on Mercury. The deadline for submission is January 15, 2015. Schools and school districts can participate by visiting the contest website  and filling out the online form. Submissions must be […] [Read More]