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Oxford program on grieving

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OXFORD-Dominican Sister Mauryeen O’Brien will conduct a program on grief April 9 at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 733 Oxford Road. The program entitled “Good Grief” is free to the public. Sister O’Brien, the coordinator for the bereaved at the Family Life Office of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese in Hartford and a past president of […] [Read More]

Learn how to make a Ukrainian Easter Egg

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NEW HAVEN-Here’s the opportunity to learn to color a traditional Ukrainian Easter Egg from an expert. Gloria Horbaty, a former Newtown resident and president of the Ukrainian National Women’s League of America’s New England branch will teach a class March 29 from noon to 2:30 p.m. in St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church Hall, 565 George […] [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]

Fund Raising Web Site Established for Shelton Teen

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SHELTON-A local woman established a website to raise funds for Kristjan Ndoj, the Shelton teen who was shot and is in critical condition. Violet Thaqi Wills set up a page on gofundme.com called “Donations for Kristjan and his family.” The site accepts paypal and credit card donations. [Read More]

Ukrainian Community to Celebrate Taras Shevchenko’s birth

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BRIDGEPORT-The Ukrainian-American community throughout Connecticut has scheduled a series of events to celebrate the 200th birthday of Taras Shevchenko, the poet and artist. Two will take place this weekend. Shevchenko was born on March 9 in Moryntsi and spent 24 years as a serf. He died at age 47 in exile for participating in political […] [Read More]
U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro

DeLauro: Uninspected meat is finding its way to your table

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We received this note from U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-3rd): WASHINGTON, DC—Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) released the following statement on the recall of 4,350 tons – one year’s worth of production – of beef and cow parts from the Rancho Feeding Corporation. The products came from suspected diseased and unhealthy animals that did not have […] [Read More]
U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-3

DeLauro: Congress is like Robin Hood in reverse

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We received the following note from the office of U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro: WASHINGTON, DC—Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) released the following statement decrying Farm Bill approved by the House of Representatives. This version, known as the conference report, is the product of closed-door negotiations that reduces Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, commonly known as food […] [Read More]

Go bowling to help domestic violence victims

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From a press release: The Umbrella Center for Domestic Violence Services (UCDVS), a program of BHcare, is looking for bowlers and sponsors to participate in the 26th Annual Bowl-2-Benefit being held Saturday, March 8, 2014, at AMF Lanes in Milford, CT. All proceeds benefit UCDVS which provides services to over 7,000 victims of domestic violence […] [Read More]

January manufacturing information sessions scheduled at NVCC

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From a press release: WATERBURY – Naugatuck Valley Community College’s  Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center is hosting information sessions in January for interested students. The sessions will take place at 2:15 p.m. on Tues., Jan. 7, 5:30 p.m. on Wed., Jan. 15 and at 2:15 p.m. on Fri., Jan. 17 in Technology Hall, Room T515, 750 […] [Read More]

Of things that go bump Saturday night…in Trumbull

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The Trumbull Historical Society will celebrate Halloween a little early this Saturday with a Jack O’Lantern making contest and some spooky tales about legendary area ghosts on Saturday, from 5;30 to 8:30 p.m., at Abraham Nichols Park. Admission is $5. mgbrown@ctpost.com; twitter.com/MariAnGailBrown [Read More]