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  1. Connecticut Marks 15th Anniversary Of 9/11 With Sherwood Island Ceremony

    Connecticut Marks 15th Anniversary Of 9/11 With Sherwood Island Ceremony

    WESTPORT, Conn. -- The public is invited to attend Connecticut's annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony, on Thursday, Sept. 8, at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport. The ceremony honors and celebrates the lives of those killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks who have ties to Connecticut.The state's official memorial to the victims of the attacks is located on a peninsula at the ...

  2. Chicken Beats Out Steak, Ribs For Labor Day Grilling, Survey Finds

    Chicken Beats Out Steak, Ribs For Labor Day Grilling, Survey Finds

    According to a new poll, more folks will be grilling barbecue chicken this Labor Day than steak or ribs, Supermarket News has reported.An online Budweiser Labor Day USA Survey noted the relative winners and losers, as Supermarket News reported. And while chicken does well, with 40 percent planning on it being on the menu, it still doesn't come close to the traditional favorites. ...

  3. Connecticut Invites All To 9/11 Memorial Ceremony At Sherwood Island

    Connecticut Invites All To 9/11 Memorial Ceremony At Sherwood Island

    WESTPORT, Conn. -- Gov. Dannel Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman are inviting the public to attend Connecticut's 15th annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony, on Thursday, Sept. 8, at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport. The ceremony honors and celebrates the lives of those killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.The state's official memorial to the victims of the attacks is located on a ...

  4. 'Lunch And Learn' On Leadership Coming To Bethel

    'Lunch And Learn' On Leadership Coming To Bethel

    BETHEL, Conn. -- The Bethel Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Lunch and Learn event about leadership on Wednesday, Sept. 7.Chris Salem will lead this session and discuss "authentic leadership." He'll discuss what authentic leadership is, what the characteristics of authentic leaders are and how you can develop into an authentic leader, to empower others.Event organizers ...

  5. 'Most Beautiful Baby' Earns Place Of Honor In Newtown's Labor Day Parade

    'Most Beautiful Baby' Earns Place Of Honor In Newtown's Labor Day Parade

    NEWTOWN, Conn. -- Bailey Alice Lennon will be featured in the Newtown Labor Day Parade on Monday, Sept. 5, as the most beautiful baby in Connecticut, after her photo won the Homes For Our Troops Beautiful Baby Contest. Bailey is 11 months old and her parents, Meghan and Mark Lennon, live in Southbury. Her grandmother, Pam Curley, of Naugatuck, entered her photo. The contest is a ...

  6. Two California Men Get Prison Time For Defrauding Homeowners Of Over $3M

    Two California Men Get Prison Time For Defrauding Homeowners Of Over $3M

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Two men have been sentenced to prison for their roles in an elaborate scheme that defrauded struggling homeowners in Connecticut and across the United States.U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut Deirdre Daly announced the news Thursday, after U.S. District Judge Stefan Underhill sentenced the California men in Bridgeport federal court.Serj Geutssoyan, also ...

  7. Connecticut Ranks Among 10 Least Bullying States

    Connecticut Ranks Among 10 Least Bullying States

    With back-to-school season upon us and more than 160,000 children missing school every day in the U.S. out of fear of being bullied, the personal-finance website WalletHub has conducted an in-depth analysis, resulting in "2016's States with the Biggest Bullying Problems."Of the 45 states plus the District of Columbia for which data was sufficiently available, Connecticut ...

  8. Newtown High Ranked Among Best In The Nation By Newsweek

    Newtown High Ranked Among Best In The Nation By Newsweek

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Fifteen Connecticut high schools -- including four in Fairfield County -- have been ranked among the Top 500 in the nation by Newsweek in its annual report.Schools are ranked using both achievement information, such as standardized test results, and also "college readiness indicators," including the number of counselors, SAT and ACT participation and ...

  9. Teens' Needs Vary By Age, Research Shows

    Teens' Needs Vary By Age, Research Shows

    Adolescents vary a lot by age group, a recent article in the Wall Street Journal reports, as the author reviews some of the newer research. Both changes in behavior and what parents can do to help varies by age.For example, 11- to 12-year-old may actually backslide in some ways, like spatial learning and organization, the Journal reports. Parents can help by establishing routines or ...

  10. Community Invited To Vist Expanded Sandy Hook Fire & Rescue Substation

    Community Invited To Vist Expanded Sandy Hook Fire & Rescue Substation

    SANDY HOOK, Conn. -- The Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Co. has renovated and expanded its substation on Berkshire Road, and the members have invited the public to come take a look on Saturday, Aug. 20.The open house will include tours, a formal dedication and light refreshments.The event will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., with the dedication at noon. The substation is located at ...

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