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Eileen FitzGerald

Tips to keep pets safe at holidays

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Never give your pets chocolate. Chocolate can be life-threatening to cats and dogs Easter lilies are highly toxic to cats. Easter basket grass can be fatal if swallowed. Cats and dogs may eat the grass and it can become lodged in the intestines. Keep your pets on their normal diets. Many spices and foods that […] [Read More]
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Bethel High teens enjoy their Quebec peers

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Thirteen Bethel High School students and their French teachers, Alisa Trachtenberg and Yilber Beshi, just returned from a week-long home-stay exchange trip to Quebec from April 3-11. This was the Bethel’s fourth consecutive year participating in the international exchange program organized by Bethel French and Spanish teacher Trachtenberg. The first exchange was a 17-day exchange […] [Read More]
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Bethel Library hosts patriotic sing along

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The Bethel Public Library offers a free music program May 1 at 7 pm in the Library’s Community Room. The show will feature the Senior Melodiers, known as the oldest (age-wise) performing band in Connecticut. The band members average in their eighties, and they play accordions, guitar, banjo, violin, drums, and washboards and washtubs with […] [Read More]
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Three Western professors honored today

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Three professors from Western Connecticut State University will be honored by the Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education today for their exceptional performance as educators. JC Barone, associate professor of communication and media production; Barone has worked hard to create a state-of-the-art video editing facility on campus and his nationally recognized “Election Connection” live […] [Read More]
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Bethel GOP to honor three local men

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The Bethel Republican Town Committee holds its Lincoln- Reagan Dinner May 2 at La Fortuna Restaurant. The evening will honor Lt Commander Mark Dwinells USN (Ret)who is head of the very successful Bethel High School Navy JROTC program. Also at the event, Thomas Galliford, the Bethel Fire Marshal will receive The John L. Thiele Distinguished […] [Read More]
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Some Bethel water pipes to be cleaned

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Aquarion Water Company will conduct a water main cleaning project in Bethel’s Chimney Heights system from Monday, April 21 through Friday, April 25 between 8 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. The water main cleaning project is being undertaken to ensure that customers continue to receive high quality water. The Chimney Heights project should last approximately one […] [Read More]
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Four local students honored as Governor’s Scholars

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William Boughman of Ridgefield High, Thomas George of Danbury High, Madeline Kroot of Bethel High and Gabrielle Richichi of New Fairfield High are among the 30 high school juniors in the state selected as Governors’ Scholars for 2014. The program recognizes academically talented high school students in schools throughout the state. High school principals can […] [Read More]
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Bethel hosts ecumenical way of cross

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There will be an ECUMENICAL WAY OF THE CROSS on Good Friday, April 18,  at noon in Bethel. It will start on the sidewalk in front of the Bishop Curtis Homes. In the event of inclement weather, participants should meet at The First Congregational Church of Bethel. For details, call Tony Caraluzzi at 203-730-0804 [Read More]
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CT Voices urges care with locked women’s facility

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The Connecticut’s Department of Children and Families recently opened a new locked facility for young women involved in its juvenile justice system. CT Voices for Children released a statement today urging the state and DCF to ensure that the Pueblo facility is used safely and appropriately. CT Voices has testified ongoing concerns about this type […] [Read More]
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CT parent leadership focus of national webinar

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Parent Leadership Training Institute, which was started in Connecticut, will be the featured focus of a webinar April 22 from 2 to 3 p.m. by The Grantmakers for Children Youth & Families. The parent leadership training model is now in 15 cities and states. The goal of PLTI is to help parents across the country […] [Read More]
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