Connecticut unfriendly to small business?

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Connecticut, but  especially Bridgeport, has an unfriendly business climate,  according to a new Small Business Friendliness Survey released by Thumbtack and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. The survey drew responses from 38 states and more than 12,000 small business owners, and also gave Bridgeport an F overall for small business friendliness. A fuller explanation of […] [Read More]
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Free retirement lecture to be offered Aug. 1

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STAMFORD — The Stamford Senior Center will be hosting a free presentation by Robert Rodriguez of the Social Security Administration at 12:30 p.m. Aug. 1  at 888 Washington Blvd., second floor.  This presentation is for those who are over 50 and thinking about retirement.  Learn the pros and cons of taking early retirement versus full […] [Read More]
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Teenage girl arrested in Stamford stabbing

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A Stamford teenage girl was arrested early this morning for stabbing an older girl in the leg in the South End late Sunday night. The 17-year-old girl was having a shouting match with a 19-year-old woman at the corner of Henry and Pacific streets at around midnight, Lt. Diedrich Hohn said. After the 19-year-old girl […] [Read More]
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Retired Saks chairman, CEO joins AmeriCares board of directors

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Retired Saks Incorporated chairman and chief executive officer Stephen I. Sadove has been elected to the AmeriCares Board of Directors. Sadove, a resident of Purchase, N.Y., brings to the board decades of experience in retail and consumer products marketing, as well as extensive board service with nonprofit organizations and publicly traded companies. He joined Saks […] [Read More]
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Man steals SUV from Stamford gas station

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A man who stole an SUV from an East Side gas station was quickly apprehended in the South End after a car chase across town late Friday evening, police said Monday. The owner of the black Lincoln Navigator had left his keys in his vehicle while he went inside the gas station store when the […] [Read More]
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NCC Memoir Writing Course to be offered this fall

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Starting September 6, Norwalk Community College will offer a 14-week, 3-credit course, “Memoir Writing” on Saturday mornings, 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Open to adults of all ages, “Memoir Writing” will help students gain new insight about the past as they hone storytelling and essay writing skills. Instructor Gail Howard notes that, “Students need only […] [Read More]
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Columbus Park shooter expected to make plea today

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The Stamford security guard who says he took a punch in the face and fired his semi-automatic gun into crowd of people in Columbus Park hitting five innocent bystanders early in the morning of July 13, is expected to make a plea in his criminal case today at the Stamford courthouse. The Lofts at Yale […] [Read More]
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International students seek Stamford host families

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High school students from around the world are seeking host families in and around Stamford for the upcoming 2014-2015 academic school year. Host families are needed for the fall semester and full school year. Host families (traditional families, singles, empty nesters and etc.) serve as mentors and a home base for their student. Visiting students […] [Read More]
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New Orleans style band to play Harry Bennett branch Aug. 13

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STAMFORD—The Ferguson Library’s Adult Summer Reading Club Finale will feature the music of Swamp Gumbo, a New Orleans-style band on Aug. 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Harry Bennett branch, 115 Vine Road. The six-piece band will play music of Professor Longhair, Allen Toussaint, Dr. John, The Neville Brothers, Leon Russell and others. […] [Read More]
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Vendors sought for St. John’s church tag sale

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The St. John’s Episcopal Church will hold a tag sale at the Canterbury Green on Broad Street from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 16. Sell those items in your attic or basement that you have not used in years. Tables will be available for $35 each. You keep the proceeds of the sale […] [Read More]
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