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DeLauro: Pass ENDA to protect LBGT workers

From a press release: NEW HAVEN, CT—In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to decline appeals to marriage equality victories in five states, plus yesterday’s Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision striking down bans in Nevada and Idaho, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) today applauded those decisions and called on Speaker of the House John […] [Read More]

47th Annual Ukrainian Day Festival in Stamford

STAMFORD-The state’s Ukrainian population will descend on Stamford for the 47th annual Ukrainian Day Festival. The Sept. 14 celebration will with an 11 a.m. Pontifical Divine Liturgy. Throughout the day there will Ukrainian artists, singers and dangers as well as Ukrainian cultural vendors selling ceramics, jewelry, records and crafts. The event will feature prepared Ukrainian […] [Read More]
U.S. Army Captain Albert Morrow, a Bataan Death March survivor

Brookfield Museum to host Authors of a Bataan Death March survivor

BROOKFIELD-Few people know the story of U.S. Army Major Albert Brown, who survived beatings, stabbings, torture and the Bataan Death March. Kevin Moore and Don Morrow, two Danbury authors are about to change that. The pair will discuss their book: “Forsaken Heroes of the Pacific War: One Man’s True Story” during a discussion and book […] [Read More]

Oxford program on grieving

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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]