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Scouts and thair moms arrange Girl Scout Cookies on a table just outside of the Fairfield Ludlowe High School polling place on Election Day, November 2, 2010 in Fairfield, CT.   Yale researches found that if a group is excluded from the voting process, selfishness will prevail.

Yale: Democracy good for the planet, but only if everyone votes

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From a press release: NEW HAVEN –Given the chance to vote, people will leave behind a legacy of resources that ensures the survival of the next generation, a series of experiments by Yale and Harvard psychologists show. However, when people are left to their own devices, the next generation isn’t so lucky. “People want to […] [Read More]
The cover to Jack Chisholm's report, "Why I Like Space!"

Lordship School 1st grader likes space, and gets an award

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We received this note from Lordship School in Stratford:   STRATFORD — Competing against all first-place winners from schools across Connecticut, Lordship Elementary first grader Jack Chisholm placed 2nd in the Primary (K-2) division of the 2013-2014 Connecticut State PTA Reflections contest for his Literature entry, entitled “Why I Like Space!”. This year’s theme was […] [Read More]

Woodland High Graduation in Beacon Falls tonight

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BEACON FALLS-Woodland High will say goodbye to 174 students tonight during graduation ceremonies at 6 in the Media Center Courtyard, 135 Back Rimmon Road, Beacon Falls, weather permitting. Rain will move the ceremonies to the gym. The valedictorian is Alexa Kiernan and the salutatorian is Salma Shitia. Kiernan will attend UCONN in the fall while […] [Read More]
From left to right are Milford Mayor Benjamin G. Blake, GSOFCT Board President Caroline Sloat, Milford resident Rita Dering, Milford resident Mary Tesla, and GSOFCT CEO Mary Barneby.

There’s new pool and shower house at Camp Katoya

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From a press release: MILFORD — Approximately 75 people celebrated the opening of a new pool and renovated shower house at Camp Katoya in Milford on Saturday, June 14. The ribbon cutting was also attended by Milford Mayor Benjamin G. Blake, Inland Wetlands Agent Mary Rose Palumbo, Girl Scouts of Connecticut’s Board President Caroline Sloat, […] [Read More]
The Schooner Amistad

Amistad schooner to visit Captain’s Cove in August

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BRIDGEPORT — The tall ship Amistad will be at Captain’s Cove Seaport from Sunday, August 3, to Sunday, August 17, it was announced recently by seaport officials. The ship, which recalls the history of the North American slave trade era, will at first be open to youth programs. After that, it’s expected that the ship […] [Read More]
Students from Platt Tech recognized at the first-ever Connecticut Clean Trades Summit. Pictured with them are Connecticut Technical High School System Superintendent Dr. Nivea Torres, United Illuminating’s Marissa Westbrook, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s Tracy Babbidge, CBIA’s Judy Resnick and CL&P’s Rebecca Meyer.

Milford’s Platt Tech Participates in Clean Trades Summit

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From a press release: New Britain – June 16, 2014 – Hundreds of students from five Connecticut Technical High School System schools recently participated in the first-ever Connecticut Clean Trades Summit, held at Central Connecticut State University on May 29. The students presented their findings and recommendations from a year-long investigation of their school’s energy […] [Read More]
Top row from left Ina Cassetti, Nick Gentile, State Rep. Linda Gentile and Ansonia Mayor David Cassetti.
Bottom row from left Marilena Monaco, Louis Nicoletti, Louis Cantneo and Rachel Rizzio

UNICO Scholarship winners honored

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ANSONIA-Mayor David Cassetti and his wife, Ina, along with State Rep. Linda Gentile pose with the Ansonia-Derby UNICO Club scholarship winners. Louis Nicoletti is the valedictorian of Ansonia High and will attend Harvard University in the fall. [Read More]

Platt Tech students sent home due to leaking propane

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MILFORD-Platt Tech High School dismissed its students this morning because of a potentially dangerous propane tank leak in the school’s yard behind the building. Firefighters are on the scene. School officials say the dismissal was a precautionary measure to allow firefighters to address the matter. They said no students or staff were in danger. [Read More]
Geraldine Johnson, at left, former Bridgeport Superintendent of Schools, was honored recently for her lasting contributions to the field of education. At right is AKS President, Theresa Azoti.

Geraldine Johnson honored by the Delta Kappa Society

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From a press release: CROMWELL — Geraldine Johnson, former Bridgeport Superintendent of Schools and long-standing area educator, was recently honored for her 60 year membership in The Delta Kappa Society International at the Spring Convention of Alpha Kappa State CT held at the Courtyard by Marriott in Cromwell, Connecticut. In addition, Geraldine was celebrated for […] [Read More]

Renowned violinist joins RCA students June 5 in Trumbull

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International violin virtuoso Alexander Markov is set to perform Thursday, June 5, at the Regional Center for the Arts in Trumbull. Markov, who was born in Russia and reared in Norwalk,  will be featured in “An Evening with Markov and Students” at 7:30 p.m. The program includes classical music on the first half; rock music […] [Read More]