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Editor of 'Chicken Soul for the Soul' Talks Alzheimer's at Ridgefield Library

Are you caring for a loved one with memory loss or Alzheimer's disease? Come listen to the inspiring and encouraging words from Amy Newmark, publisher and editor-in-chief of Chicken Soup for the Soul book series, at the Ridgefield Library on Sept.

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Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, Dementia, Medicine

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Patch.com

Security Company Ranks Cheshire Among Safest Communities in Connecticut

A comparison of crime statistics done by a company that sells security cameras ranks Cheshire as the 17th safest community in all of Connecticut.

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Related Topix: Cheshire, CT, Weston, CT, Darien, CT, Fairfield County, CT, Ridgefield, CT

Business Journal

Here's the newest addition to WBZ-TV's news anchor team

It's going to be hard to keep track of all the changes to WBZ-TV's anchor desk without a scorecard.

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Patch.com

Suffield Ranked in Top 20 Safest Places to Live in Connecticut

It's made fun of in movies, other states say we have no accent and city folks flock to it like celebrities to a sushi bar - yes, that little New England gem, Connecticut.

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Related Topix: Suffield, CT, Best of 2007, Kent, CT

The Miami Herald

Proposed new Connecticut utility rate draws fight

Consumer advocates and state officials are lining up against a request by Connecticut's largest utility to raise $232 million from a rate increase that would be used to upgrade equipment following destructive storms and toughen systems to prevent outages in the future.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut Government, Connecticut Light and Power, Energy

Norwalk Citizen News

Connecticut architecture: 'Beauty and the Beast'

William Hosley will discuss the state's ugly and beautiful architecture at an illustrated lecture Thursday evening, Aug. 28, at Bridgeport's Barnum Museum, above.

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Related Topix: Hartford, CT, Bridgeport, CT

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

Federal Court Rules Connecticut Town Can't Claim Immunity for Deadly Botched SWAT Raid

More than six years ago, cops in Connecticut shot Gonzalo Guizan to death during a SWAT raid in which 21 police officers participated, based on a tip about a small amount of cocaine at his house.

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CBS 3 Springfield

Family loses thousands in phone scam

A Connecticut woman got the scare of her life after she thought her son had been arrested and was scammed out of thousands of dollars.

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Related Topix: Holyoke, MA, Springfield, MA

WTNH

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The state Office of the Chief Disciplinary Counsel asked a state judge earlier this month to disbar Ira Mayo, saying he violated a recent court order by representing a woman in Litchfield Superior Court in July.

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Naugatuck Daily News

Rebimbas lauds working group

State Rep. Rosa Rebimbas applauded the formation of a legislative public-private working group to study ways to spread the word about Connecticut's Safe Havens law.

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Related Topix: Connecticut Government

Patch.com

Lane Closures on I-95 in Darien, 9 AM to 2 PM Tuesday

Work related to inspecting and evaluating highway bridges will result in lane closures Tuesday, Aug. 26, between Exits 9 and 13 on Interstate 95, the Connecticut Department of Transportation has announced .

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Related Topix: Connecticut Government

Greenwich Citizen

Help Exchange 8.24

For information on the following listings, call the Volunteer Center of United Way of Western Connecticut at 203-348-7714.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

Connecticut Post

Super PAC gets $1.25M for ad blitz attacking Foley

Flush with cash from a recent Greenwich fundraising reception with Vice President Joe Biden , the Democratic Governors Association late last week pumped $1.25 million into the race through a nascent super PAC to fund a TV ad blitz against Republican Tom Foley .

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Related Topix: Greenwich, CT, US Politics, US News, Joe Biden, Dan Malloy, US Governors

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Malloy touts Connecticut's local bridge program

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is trying to pitch his efforts to help municipalities replace and rehabilitate local bridges, contending his administration has done more than previous ones to fund transportation improvement efforts in Connecticut.

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Related Topix: Connecticut Government, US News

Connecticut Post

It's no secret that victims of sexual assault are often unwilling to come forward about the crime.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Fairfield University, University of Connecticut

The York Daily Record

Connecticut woman attacked by raccoon after mistaking it for cat

An 88-year-old woman was treated for several injuries after she was attacked by a raccoon she accidentally let into her home and then tried to pet, thinking it was her cat, according to police.

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The Hartford Courant

Reader Submitted: Komen Connecticut Invests Over $700,000 To Support Local Breast Health Programs

Komen Connecticut, the largest non-government funder of breast cancer programs in Connecticut, has awarded grants that will make a substantial impact in the local fight against breast cancer.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, Windsor Locks, CT

Insurance Journal West

Delay in Connecticut DMV Website Snags Immigrant Licenses

A delayed start in Connecticut's motor vehicles website is causing confusion among some immigrants over how to seek the state's driver's licenses.

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Related Topix: Connecticut Government

NBC Connecticut

Back to School for Many Connecticut Students

Alarms went off early for some families Monday morning as summer wraps up and schools reopen in many Connecticut towns.

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Related Topix: Waterbury, CT, Farmington, CT

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Connecticut Post

Common Core controversy continues in new year

To Common Core or not to Common Core is really not the question, according to school superintendents throughout the region who are starting the school year by tuning out the rhetoric from Hartford to Washington over the controversial set of standards.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Bridgeport, CT, Fairfield, CT

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