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Derby native promotes reading in Bridgeport

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BRIDGEPORT-Stephanie Ditko, a Derby native and vice president of the Sacred Heart University Education Club helped organize a book collection, cash donation and a day of reading at the Discovery Magnet School. The club, composed of education majors, collected more than 1,000 books and a $300 donation which they handed to Sangeeta Bella, the school’s […] [Read More]
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Donations near $24k for Shelton teen

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SHELTON-Donations have reached $23,920 to help pay medical and funeral expenses for Kristjan Ndoj, the 15-year-old Shelton High student from Albania who died March 20 from gunshot wounds. Four hundred and sixty-one people have contributed by going to the www.gofundme.com website created for the teen by Violet Thaqi Wills. To donate just type Kristjan Ndoj […] [Read More]
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Ansonia to celebrate founder’s birthday

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ANSONIA-City residents are asked to wear blue and white in celebration of the birthday of its founding father today. The event honoring Anson Phelps is part of the city’s 125th anniversary celebration this year, according to Melissa Torres, the Ansonia 125 event coordinator. Mayor David Cassetti will read a proclamation honoring Phelps and special events […] [Read More]

Donations keep coming for Shelton teen’s family

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SHELTON-Donations to the family of a popular Albanian teen who died Thursday five days after being shot on Agawam Trail March 15 are approaching $23,000. Violet Thaqi Wills, who established the site to help the family of fifteen year old Kristjan Ndoj with medical and funeral expenses, said the site will remain up until March […] [Read More]
Greg Langston shows off his juggling talent at St. Joseph's fourth annual Mr. Student Body Competition Thursday Mar. 18, 2010 at the school in Trumbull.  This year's pageant takes place 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 18.

Mr. Student Body at St. Joseph’s in Trumbull

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On Tuesday, March 18, St Joseph High School, 2320 Huntingon Turnpike, Trumbull will present their 8th annual Mr. Student Body Competition at 7 p.m. in the school gym. An all time record 37 senior boys are contestants in this fundraising event for the Center for Family Justice, specifically its White Ribbon Campaign. This is an […] [Read More]
The day will be spent with Flanders educators searching for “signs of spring” as they hike the meadows, forest and around the ponds of the Flanders property to find mammals and see what birds are back to nest.

Flanders offers March 17 program for Region 14 students

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From a press release: WOODBURY — On Monday, March 17 while enjoying the long weekend off from Region 14 students in grades kindergarten through 5th are invited to come to Flanders to enjoy the great outdoors while discovering signs of the changing season. The day will be spent with Flanders educators searching for “signs of […] [Read More]
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Author/cartoonist Jerry Craft to discuss bullying at Stratford Library

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From a press release: The Stratford Library’s Teen Services Department continues its popular “Teen Tuesday” series with a special program about bullying on Tuesday, March 18 at 6:30 pm. Special guest for the program will be Norwalk cartoonist and author Jerry Craft. The event is part of the Teen Department’s “Bullying Has NO Boundaries” group […] [Read More]

Milford Police Academy to graduate class Friday

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We received this note from Milford Police Headquarters: On March 14, 2014 at 6:00 pm the Milford Police Department will conduct graduation exercises honoring the graduates of the 2014 session of the Milford Police Academy. The program will honor a total of 35 officers representing Milford, Ansonia, East Haven, Greenwich, Monroe, New Milford, Norwalk, Old […] [Read More]

High school diploma can be awarded with ‘life experiences’

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BRIDGEPORT — The Bridgeport Adult Education Department, in partnership with The Friends of the Bridgeport Public Library, is offering area residents an opportunity to obtain their high school diploma. The National External Diploma Program awards  diplomas to adults who demonstrate life experiences without requiring  classroom instruction. Candidates work independently, and require computer access and experience, […] [Read More]
This recently discovered species of mite is unusual in that it's not a parasite. Photo: Ohio State University

New species of tiny worm-like mite discovered

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We received this note from Ohio State University: COLUMBUS, Ohio – It looks like a worm and moves like a worm – sort of. But it is a previously unidentified microscopic species of mite that was discovered by a graduate student on The Ohio State University campus. Affectionately dubbed the “Buckeye Dragon Mite” by Ohio […] [Read More]