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  1. Connecticut Reaches Agreement With DOJ To Allow Motor-Voter Registration

    Connecticut Reaches Agreement With DOJ To Allow Motor-Voter Registration

    HARTFORD, Conn. -- Connecticut officials have reached an out-of-court agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice that outlines a plan to electronically register voters through the DMV -- and the new system will go into use Monday, Aug. 8. Secretary of the State Denise Merrill and DMV Commissioner Michael Bzdyra announced the resolution on Friday. Now, when residents apply for a ...

  2. Bethel Cinema Presents Shelter Benefit With VIP Film Screening

    Bethel Cinema Presents Shelter Benefit With VIP Film Screening

    BETHEL, Conn. -- Bethel Cinema is hosting a VIP party to benefit Danbury Animal Welfare Society on Wednesday, Aug. 3 -- which includes a screening of "Dogs on the Inside" and a Q&A with Fairfield director Brean Cunningham. The evening includes a benefit party -- including alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and food, compliments of Michael Bick's Some Things Fishy ...

  3. Cockroach Milk With Your Cookies, Newtown?

    Cockroach Milk With Your Cookies, Newtown?

    In a society that loves its nutritional supplements, cockroach "milk" may one day find its way onto the shelves, CNN recently reported.Researchers published their work this month, noting that the substance -- present in Pacific beetle cockroaches, the only species that births live babies instead of eggs -- is very nutritious, with high levels of protein, fat and sugar, ...

  4. Bartender Gets Burned While Margarita Making

    Bartender Gets Burned While Margarita Making

    While sharks and sunburn may seem like the more obvious perils of summer, there's another danger that's lurking: margarita making. The Atlantic recently reported on the case of a bartender who ended up with large blisters, simply from squeezing limes and being in the sun.According to The Atlantic, in June, Justin Fehntrich was bartending for a fundraiser on a Fire Island estate, and ...

  5. General Mills Recalls Flour, Betty Crocker Cake Mixes

    General Mills Recalls Flour, Betty Crocker Cake Mixes

    General Mills recalled batches of several types of flour, and it's now expanding the recall to include two types of cake mixes that used that flour.The new recall includes the Betty Crocker Super Moist Carrot Cake Mix and Super Moist Party Rainbow Chip Cake Mix.State and federal authorities are researching 38 illnesses across 20 states related to a specific type of E. coli -- E. coli ...

  6. Bethel, Newton Students Receive President’s Service Award

    Bethel, Newton Students Receive President’s Service Award

    DANBURY, Conn. -- Twenty-three local youths were recently honored with the President's Volunteer Service Award, for their service with the Youth Volunteer Corps of Western Connecticut.These young folks served 50 or more hours at local nonprofits and community agencies in the greater Danbury area. The President's Volunteer Service Award recognizes, celebrates and holds up as role models ...

  7. Flags Lowered As Connecticut Leaders Express Outrage Over Police Shootings

    Flags Lowered As Connecticut Leaders Express Outrage Over Police Shootings

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Gov. Dannel Malloy announced Friday that all U.S. and state flags in Connecticut should be lowered to half-staff to honor the victims of Thursday night’s deadly attack in Dallas on police officers.Flags should remain at half-staff until sunset on Tuesday, July 12, in accordance with a proclamation from President Barack Obama. As a peaceful protest over fatal ...

  8. Newtown Officer Pays Respects While In Orlando

    Newtown Officer Pays Respects While In Orlando

    NEWTOWN, Conn. -- A Newtown police officer was recently in Orlando and visited the Pulse nightclub to pay his respects -- and left a Newtown Police Department patch as a symbol of solidarity.The officer then visited with officers of the Orlando Police Department."Newtown stands united with Orlando as they go through this most difficult time," the department noted in a Monday ...

  9. 'Where's Waldo' Comes To Bethel Businesses

    'Where's Waldo' Comes To Bethel Businesses

    BETHEL, Conn. -- The famous striped-shirt character, who gained his fame hiding in detailed illustrations, will be hiding out in 25 different businesses in Bethel this July. Fans of all ages can put their finding skills to use in a free contest, for a chance to win prizes. Candlewick Press, which has published the long-running "Where's Waldo?" series is partnering the American ...

  10. Danbury Police Charge Four Elderly Men With Having Sex Activity In Public

    Danbury Police Charge Four Elderly Men With Having Sex Activity In Public

    DANBURY, Conn. — Four elderly men have been arrested on charges of engaging in sexual activity in a public place, the Danbury Police Department said Friday. Members of the Community Conditions Unit set up surveillance in response to numerous complaints about public indecency in the area of the Mill Plain Road commuter lot and the Farrington Woods Recreational Park on Mill Plain Road ...

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