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  1. New SAT Will Look A Lot Different From Current Version

    New SAT Will Look A Lot Different From Current Version

    The SATs will have a new look in March to more accurately reflect what students are learning in school, reported The New York Times. The SATs will have to section instead of three: Math and Evidence-Based Reading and Writing. The questions will be drawn from Common Core, which most states use. The SAT's will become more similar to the ACT's, said The New York Times. The new theme for ...

  2. How Many Wives Earn More Than Their Husbands?

    How Many Wives Earn More Than Their Husbands?

    The percentage of American wives earning more than their husbands has slowly increased in the past decade, but husbands still are overwhelmingly bringing home the bacon, according to Statista. According to data compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 29.3 percent of wives earned more than their husbands in 2013 (in families in which both wives and husbands have earnings). Compared ...

  3. 47 Million Americans To Travel For Thanksgiving

    47 Million Americans To Travel For Thanksgiving

    The estimated 47 million Americans nationwide who are expected to make their annual pilgrimage to grandma’s this holiday will see lower prices at the pump. In its annual holiday travel survey, AAA projects a 0.6 percent increase in the number of people traveling between Nov. 25-29. The slight increase marks the seventh consecutive year of growth for Thanksgiving travel. Of the 47 ...

  4. Danbury Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Teen In Bethel Hotel

    Danbury Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Teen In Bethel Hotel

    BETHEL, Conn. -- A 33-year-old Danbury man has been charged with sexually assaulting a teenage girl at a Howard Johnson hotel in Bethel, reported newstimes.com. Alvarez has been charged with first-degree sexual assault, risk of injury to a minor, and three counts of delivery of alcohol to minors, according to newstimes.com. Click here to read the full article. 

  5. Bethel Senator's Letter: Connecticut Drowning In Red Ink

    Bethel Senator's Letter: Connecticut Drowning In Red Ink

    WILTON, Conn. -- The Wilton Daily Voice accepts signed letters to the editor. Please send letters to wilton@dailyvoice.com.To the editor: To those who think that Connecticut is not drowning in red ink, think again. Connecticut has only $10.1 billion of liquid assets available to pay debts totaling $72.2 billion. To fill this financial hole each taxpayer would need to send $48,600 to the ...

  6. Fairfield Women Launch Kickstarter For Egg-Peeling Invention

    Fairfield Women Launch Kickstarter For Egg-Peeling Invention

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Two Fairfield Internet marketers have developed a device specifically designed for peeling hard- and soft-boiled eggs, and are turning to crowd funding to raise money for the project.Sheila Torgan and Bonnie Tyler have found a solution for the mundane task of peeling a boiled egg with a product they have dubbed The Negg™ Maker. "Our goal was to take a tedious ...

  7. Greenwich Lyme Group Warns That Ticks Remain A Serious Threat This Fall

    Greenwich Lyme Group Warns That Ticks Remain A Serious Threat This Fall

    GREENWICH, Conn. -- Although most people are more concerned about ticks during the summer, Greenwich-based Global Lyme Alliance warns residents: Don’t let your guard down this fall. Adult stage ticks are active as long as the temperatures are above freezing and the ground is not frozen or covered by snow, the GLA ssaid.“Even though autumn is here, adult stage ticks remain active, ...

  8. Bethel State Senator Sponsors Workshop On Lowering Your Electric Bill

    Bethel State Senator Sponsors Workshop On Lowering Your Electric Bill

    NEW FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- State Reps. Janice Giegler and Richard A. Smith along with state Sen. Michael McLachlan will be hosting an electric rate forum in New Fairfield on Monday, Nov.16. This informative workshop about potentially lowering your electric bill will feature a rate specialist from the state’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority to guide you through the process. The retail ...

  9. DOT To Close I-84 In Waterbury In Both Directions For Utility Work

    DOT To Close I-84 In Waterbury In Both Directions For Utility Work

    WATERBURY, Conn. -- I-84 in Waterbury will be closed in both directions overnight for utility work this weekend, the Connecticut Department of Transportation said. The work will be done Sunday, Nov. 8 from midnight to 5 a.m. I-84 will be closed at Exit 25, eastbound and westbound, in Waterbury, to place overhead utility lines across the highway just west of the Scott Road Bridge. The ...

  10. Bernie Sanders Team Serves Up Party To Recruit Bethel Volunteers

    Bernie Sanders Team Serves Up Party To Recruit Bethel Volunteers

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- The Bernie Sanders Connecticut Team will host a mixer at Two Boots restaurant in Bridgeport on Sunday, Nov. 8 at 6 p.m. The event will bring together people interested in supporting Senator Bernie Sanders in his run for president. The group is looking to meet people who want to learn more about Sanders and volunteer for activities such as voter registration, making ...

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