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Foran High dismissed today: No AC, officials say

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We just received this announcement from Milford Schools: MILFORD – Administrators learned early this morning that the air conditioning system at Foran High School had malfunctioned. Technicians are already at the school to assess and correct the problem. Due to the heightened heat and humidity we are experiencing, coupled with the fact that the windows […] [Read More]
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Watch out for children going to and from school

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We received this timely reminder from the Milford Police Dept.: MILFORD — School buses are back on the roads and students are walking to and from school or waiting at their bus stops. Motorists should be careful when driving near school buildings or in designated drop-off zones for bussed students. If you are approaching a […] [Read More]
The class sessions will be packed with practical advice, helpful tips, and fundamental techniques essential to artists of all skill levels. Students will learn the processes of drawing the human head and clothed figure in a variety of poses.

Flanders to offer course on drawing faces

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From a press release: WOODBURY — Accomplished artist Marc Chabot will be offering a series of Wednesday night classes on the drawing of faces and features in graphite at Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust. These two class sessions are packed with practical advice, helpful tips, and fundamental techniques essential to artists of all skill […] [Read More]
This illustration reveals the celestial fireworks inside the crowded core of a developing galaxy, as seen from a hypothetical planetary system.  NASA, Z. Levay, and G. Bacon (Space Telescope Science Institute)

Yale scientists see the birth of a massive galaxy, hidden by dust

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We received this note from the Yale University: New Haven — Yale University astronomers have discovered a window into the early, violent formation of the cores of the universe’s monster galaxies, obscured behind walls of dust. After years of searching, scientists have observed one such turbulent, starbursting galactic core in the young universe using the […] [Read More]
The Sterling Memorial Library was built with funds from the bequest of John W. Sterling B.A. 1864, and designed by architect James Gamble Rogers B.A. 1889, Sterling Memorial Library opened in 1930.

Yale’s Sterling Library celebrating renovation

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The Sterling Memorial Library
Built with funds from the bequest of John W. Sterling B.A. 1864, and designed by architect James Gamble Rogers B.A. 1889, Sterling Memorial Library opened in 1930. In designing the building, Rogers wanted the library to be centrally located on the Yale campus. He chose to incorporate the Collegiate Gothic style that was prevalent on campuses throughout the United States. The architectural elements in the entrance nave are reminiscent of gothic cathedral architecture. The windows of the nave, which were designed by G. Owen Bonawit, illustrate important events from the history of Yale and of New Haven. [Read More]
Yale researchers have found that the process of packaging of DNA is very similar in complex organisms, from worms to flies to mammals. Here,  Eli Adjmi, 4, of New Milford and New York City finds a worm to feed the chickens. Post file photo.

Yale: Human gene expression like that of fly, worm

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We just received this note from Yale University: NEW HAVEN — Although separated by hundreds of millions of years of evolution, flies, worms, and humans share ancient patterns of gene expression, according to a massive Yale-led analysis of genomic data. Two related studies led by scientists at Harvard and Stanford, also published Aug. 28 in […] [Read More]
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‘Pericles’ at Stratford Library Saturday

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From a press release: STRATFORD – The Hudson Shakespeare Company of New Jersey will perform its final summer Shakespeare production at the Stratford Library with the classic romance, “Pericles: Prince of Tyre” on Saturday, August 23 at 2 pm. The company returned to Stratford for its ninth annual season last June with a program of […] [Read More]
Once the letterbox is found people will find a logbook inside of it which they will stamp with their own stamp to record the date and their “trail name”. They will also find a stamp in the box that they can then use to stamp their own logbook.

Become a Flanders ‘letterboxer’

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From a press release: Woodbury — The Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust now offers a network of well-marked and well-maintained trails for year round hiking. Trails at their sanctuaries are open to the public every day from dawn to dusk. In an effort to spread the word about and expand the enjoyment of hiking […] [Read More]
Activities each day focus on art, farm and nature. Join them this fall as the leaves change color and pumpkins abound. Everyone helps feed the farm animals at the end of the day!

Register now for Flanders’ after-school program

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From a press release: WOODBURY — From exploring the world outdoors to having fun on the farm or interpreting nature in art, children will learn more about the natural world in a series of after-school programs, held at Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust. Sessions beginning September 9. Flanders is now registering students for the […] [Read More]
The event will take place on the Experiment Station's Lockwood Farm in Hamden.

Make plans for Plant Science Day Aug. 6 in Hamden

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From a press release: Hamden — The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) invites you to attend Plant Science Day 2014. This annual event is held at Lockwood Farm, the Station’s 75-acre research farm located in Hamden, CT. It features a day of scientific inquiry, discovery, and updates on research advances in agriculture, food safety, the […] [Read More]