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  1. Newtown Youth Earn President’s Volunteer Service Award

    Newtown Youth Earn President’s Volunteer Service Award

    DANBURY, Conn. – Twenty-three local youth were honored for their service with Youth Volunteer Corps of Western Connecticut, a program of United Way of Western Connecticut. The youth earned the President’s Volunteer Service Award for serving 50 or more hours at local nonprofits and community agencies in the greater Danbury area. The award recognizes and celebrates role models making a ...

  2. Eversource Offers Ways To Keep Cool Ahead Of Heat Wave

    Eversource Offers Ways To Keep Cool Ahead Of Heat Wave

    BERLIN, Conn. – With sweltering temperatures expected across Connecticut over the next several days, air conditioners and fans will be working overtime, but Eversource is prepared to meet that demand and is offering tips on how customers can save energy, stay comfortable and keep electric bills low. “Typically the demand for electricity grows by 75 percent during peak summer months,” ...

  3. Bethel Artist Selected For Inclusion In Project At Saunders Farm

    Bethel Artist Selected For Inclusion In Project At Saunders Farm

    BETHEL, Conn. – The 11th edition of the Farm Project, presented by Collaborative Concepts at Saunders Farm starting Saturday, Sept. 3, will include "Migration," an installation by Bethel artist Elizabeth White."I use life-cast leaves to represent individuals away from their roots," White said. "In site-specific installations, they are arranged singularly or in ...

  4. Comedian Colin Jost 'Updates' Ridgefield Playhouse Crowd With Stand-Up Act

    Comedian Colin Jost 'Updates' Ridgefield Playhouse Crowd With Stand-Up Act

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- Comedian and "Saturday Night Live" Weekend Update co-anchor Colin Jost will take the stage at the Ridgefield Playhouse on Friday at 8 p.m. as part of the Clark Construction Comedy Series. Jost is an award-winning writer, comedian and actor. After joining "Saturday Night Live" in 2005, the Harvard graduate and Peabody Award winner quickly moved up ...

  5. Pokemon Go 'Stops' Come To Stew Leonard’s

    Pokemon Go 'Stops' Come To Stew Leonard’s

    The Pokemon Go craze has taken over the U.S., and now supermarkets are joining the fun, reports Supermarket News. Chains such as Stew Leonard’s are drawing customers in with Pokestops and contests for gift cards, according to Supermarket News. Stew Leonard’s, with stores in Yonkers and several in Connecticut, is a Pokestop and reminded customers in a Facebook post that, “Clover is so ...

  6. Research Shows Dinosaurs May Have Mumbled, Not Roared

    Research Shows Dinosaurs May Have Mumbled, Not Roared

    A new report suggests that dinosaurs never emitted the loud, frightening roar so many believe they did, but instead, may have mumbled with their mouths closed, according to Futurity. Research published in the journal “Evolution” looks at how some birds make sound through closed-mouth vocalization, which are sounds produced through the skin around the neck when the beak remains closed, ...

  7. 9/11 Families Demanding Justice After Revelation Of Saudi Ties To Terror

    9/11 Families Demanding Justice After Revelation Of Saudi Ties To Terror

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. – U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and families of 9/11 victims will demand justice for victims of terrorism on Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. on the steps of the U.S. District Court in New Haven, after new revelations expose Saudi Arabian ties to the 9/11 terror attacks. Blumenthal helped to lead the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act to allow victims of terrorism ...

  8. Overnight I-684 Lane Closures Start This Weekend For Construction Work

    Overnight I-684 Lane Closures Start This Weekend For Construction Work

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. – Overnight construction starting this weekend will close lanes of I-684 in both directions in nearby New York. Single- and double-lane closures are planned for I-684, between Exit 6 for Route 35 and Exit 8 for Hardscrabble Road. The lanes will be closed Sundays through Thursdays starting Saturday, July 16, and lasting through Sept. 30.Crews will be performing ...

  9. Kevin Kelly, 58, Retired Bethel Police Officer

    Kevin Kelly, 58, Retired Bethel Police Officer

    BETHEL, Conn. – Kevin James Kennedy, of Bethel, died Tuesday, July 12 at Danbury Hospital. He was 58.He was the husband of Eunice (Purdie) Kennedy. He was born Dec. 6, 1957 in Waterbury, a son of the late Raymond James and Catherine J. (Knight) Kennedy. He grew up in Oakville and Watertown, and was a graduate of Scared Heart High School in Waterbury. He graduated from Western ...

  10. Robert Mosley, 81, Longtime Danbury Volunteer, History Lover

    Robert Mosley, 81, Longtime Danbury Volunteer, History Lover

    DANBURY, Conn. – Robert Gordon Mosley, 81, of Danbury, died Sunday, July 10 at Regional Hospice and Home Care. He was 81. He was the husband of the late Margaret Anne (Hughes) Mosley. He was born Feb. 19, 1935, in Portland, Maine, a son of the late Philip G. and Sigrid (Simonsen) Mosley. At 18, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served in the Korean War. He was a life member of the ...

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