The Young Demographic

Fairfield County for those 18-35

Why doesn’t anyone want to hang out in Bridgeport?

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Why don’t more young professionals hang out in Bridgeport? Apparently it has a stigma! That’s according to these 20-somethings in a band I chatted with last night, anyway, at Murphy’s Law. They were in town because they played a show at Two Boots, and intended to high-tail it out of there as soon as it […] [Read More]
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Stamford stop motion animator: “I wanted to make the films I wanted to see”

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STAMFORD – Last week I introduced you to this guy, who is producing his own web series right out of Stamford. Let’s continue the theme of young-professionals-who-create-their-own-opportunities-in-entertainment-arts. Today I present you with another Stamford native whose latest stop motion animation movie has already gone viral on YouTube, has appeared on network TV, and has caught […] [Read More]
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Recognizing greater Hartford’s thriving start-ups & small business

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HARTFORD – (press release) Hartford Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs will hold its annual Entrepreneurship Awards this Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 6 p.m to 9 at the Mark Twain House and Museum, 351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford. The HYPE Entrepreneurship Awards recognizes budding and enterprising ventures run by young business people and honors those who have helped […] [Read More]
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Reflections on Occupy New Haven

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I was only at Occupy New Haven for a short slice of time, from about 10 p.m. Saturday night to 10 a.m. Saturday morning. I wanted to report on what happened at the protest when most of the people went home for the day. I wanted to report on the people who were so committed […] [Read More]
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Powering Occupy New Haven

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10:04 a.m. – homeless people are lining up for food. The green is their turf, organizers said, so they want to work with them. Occupiers are meeting in a morning get together to discuss how to get power on the green. Generators aren’t allowed, nor are upright solar panels. They’re discussing getting broken solar panels. […] [Read More]
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The tents at Occupy New Haven

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9:27 a.m. – here’s a shot of the tent city (more like little hamlet at this point): [Read More]
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Good morning!

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9:10 – Good sunny but chilly morning. The sun is shining on the green. Vinny DiMeglio, 21, of Beacon Falls, one of the outreach coordinators, said a drunk guy came screaming through the tent camp at 2 a.m. and fell on someone’s tent. He said he’ll be here every weekend (he can’t be here during […] [Read More]
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Saved!

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3:31a.m. – I overheard someone outside say they have supplies, including blankets!! I poked my head out and asked for a couple. He brought us over three clean, new blankets that someone had donated to the cause. Now I’m snug as a bug! (And thinking I’m going to need to pass on the good karma […] [Read More]
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Middle of the night update

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3:22 a.m. – Two girls from Trumbull just arrived and are setting up their tent nearby. There’s a few people chatting outside. You can tell even at this hour there’s a lot of activity going on. [Read More]
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Time to sleep

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1:08 a.m. – I just crawled into my tent and I’m going to turn in for the night. A lot of exciting conversations still going on, but I need some rest. See you in the morning. [Read More]
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