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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]

Humanists & Freethinkers list winter schedule

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Here’s the latest schedule from the Humanists & Freethinkers of Fairfield County: Mon, January 12: A showing of the Oscar-nominated movie “The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner”, followed by a conversation with Tim Appleton, Manager of Compassion & Choices – Connecticut about aid-in-dying. Wednesday, January 28 Book Club HFFC top choice based on suggestions […] [Read More]
Hackers Gather For Annual CCC Congress

Stratford Library plans tech classes

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From a press release: Due to popular demand, the Stratford Library will continue its series of invaluable workshops designed to help adults learn about new technologies and applications currently on the market. “Technology Sandbox” will include basic assistance dealing with the use of E-Readers, tablet computers, MP3 players, iPods and more. The Library’s professional staff […] [Read More]

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]