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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]

Flanders to offer wildflower and tree ID walk

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From a press release: On Sunday, August 10th, Flanders will be hosting Emma Lorusso of the Goodwin Forest Conservation Education Center who will be giving a program on the wildflowers and trees of the Flanders’ Van Vleck sanctuary. She will lead a guided walk to identify wildflowers and talk about their growing habits and the […] [Read More]

Law firm awards Harding grad with $5,000 scholarship

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From a press release: MILFORD – Berchem, Moses & Devlin, P.C. has announced that Diana Olivo, a 2014 graduate of Bridgeport’s Warren Harding High School, has been named the winner of its second annual New Opportunities Scholarship. She will be awarded $5,000 for her college expenses. Also, the law firm has awarded Diandre Clarke, a […] [Read More]

School bus safety program in Stratford

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STRATFORD — Kindergarten students and their parents are invited to a school bus safety program that will teach pupils how to ride, get on and get off the school bus properly. This will take place on Tuesday, August 5th. Two sessions are planned, the first at 9 a.m. and the second at 5 p.m., at […] [Read More]
Milford historian Richard Platt holds up a Revolutionary War musket in front of the historic John Downs house in Milford at one of the many historic events he's attended over the years.

Bench to be dedicated in honor of Richard Platt

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MILFORD — Mayor Benjamin Blake, representatives of the city’s 375th Anniversary Committee and a host of other city officials will dedicate a bench  in honor of our former City Historian Richard Platt on Wednesday, July 30th at 2 p.m. at the North Street Duck Pond across from the Sanford-Bristol House. “It has been honor to […] [Read More]
Boys & Girls Village (BGV) Vice President of Educational & Vocational Services Jon Oddo and Michael E. Duane, Jr., BGV alumnus and graduation guest speaker.

57 graduate from Boys & Girls Village

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From a press release: MILFORD – Boys & Girls Village recently honored the achievements of its graduating students at a ceremony held on June 20 at its Milford Campus. The celebration recognized students who will be advancing to new programs and higher grade levels, as well as students whose progress has led to them continuing […] [Read More]