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Updated Restaurant Listings

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I have updated my comprehensive restaurant listings, perfect for bookmarking, with new links and listings: Fairfield Restaurants Bridgeport Restaurants Westport Restaurants I have also updated my very popular Fairfield County Restaurants for Sale/Lease list [Read More]
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35 % of CT households struggle to afford the basic necessities of housing, child care, food, health care, and transportation.

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Source: Connecticut United Ways Despite its wealthy towns and major corporations, Connecticut, like many states, has faced difficult economic times during the Great Recession. The official poverty rate of 10 percent reflects only part of the story of financial instability in the state. The official U.S. poverty rate, which was developed in 1965, has not […] [Read More]
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Steve Perry’s New York, Bridgeport and Hartford Charter School Railroad

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by Jon Pelto from Wait, What As Wait, What? readers know, while employed as a full-time employee of the Hartford Board of Education, Capital Prep Magnet School Principal Steve Perry has been engaged in an on-going effort to build a lucrative charter school chain using the name Capital Preparatory Schools, Inc. and materials he and […] [Read More]
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The Affordable Care Act one year later

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Source: University of Louisville One year ago, Michael Stillman, M.D., and his colleague, Monalisa Tailor, M.D., both physicians with the University of Louisville Department of Medicine, wrote a New England Journal of Medicine “Perspective” article about “Tommy Davis,” their pseudonym-named patient who delayed seeing a doctor because he lacked health insurance. After spending a year […] [Read More]
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Latest Health Research

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Flax Seed Oil Just as Good as Fish Oil Jonathan Kantrowitz at Health News Report – 20 hours ago Increasing the amount of omega-3s in your diet, whether from fish or flax, will likely decrease your risk of getting heart disease, according to Penn State nutritionists A substantial amount of evidence exists supporting the heart-health […] [Read More]
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Basic emergency planning standards for child-care providers now required in every state

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SOURCE: Save the Children Nearly a decade after Hurricane Katrina showed the nation how vulnerable children are to disaster, basic emergency planning standards for child-care providers will finally be required in every state. Unwilling to wait longer for lagging states to act, Congress included three child-care disaster planning standards in the new, bipartisan Child Care […] [Read More]
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CONNECTICUT’S PRIVATE HOMES OPEN DOORS FOR ONCE-A-YEAR HOLIDAY HOUSE TOURS

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Source: Western CT Convention and Visitors Bureau It happens only once a year. For the first two weeks in December, some of the finest private homes in Fairfield County and the Litchfield Hills will invite visitors in for one-day only during house tours to benefit local organizations. Tours in the towns of Woodbury, Westport and […] [Read More]
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Women in CT face challenges that point to the need for changes to public policies and private employment

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Source: Permanent Commission on the Status of Women The more than 1.8 million women and girls who live in Connecticut are integral to the state’s economic and overall well-being. While women have made substantial progress, they continue to face challenges that point to the need for further changes. As the nation continues to recover from […] [Read More]
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