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  1. Monkeys, Humans Both Monkey Around Less With Age

    Monkeys, Humans Both Monkey Around Less With Age

    While none of the subjects were heard to utter "Get off my lawn!" older monkeys observed in a recent study shared a variety of traits with older humans, the New York Times recently reported.Researchers studied over 100 Barbary macaque monkeys with a large age range, from 4 to 29, which one researcher said is about 105 in human years. And those primates shared some familiar ...

  2. Is Starbucks Underfilling Lattes? Judge Allows Lawsuit Arguing Just That

    Is Starbucks Underfilling Lattes? Judge Allows Lawsuit Arguing Just That

    A federal judge in California has allowed most of a class-action lawsuit against Starbucks -- alleging that the coffee giant purposely underfills lattes -- to continue, the New York Times has reported. The judge said that the alleged deception wasn't implausible by law and that a jury should decide the issue, according to the Times. The plaintiffs also asserted that in 2009, the company ...

  3. Don't Be Surprised If Your Child Is Phone Sick At Camp

    Don't Be Surprised If Your Child Is Phone Sick At Camp

    Summer camps have always caused a bit of separation anxiety for some kids and parents, but tech-dependence has added a new facet, an article by the New York Times reports.It can be a jarring experience for both kids and parents accustomed to regular check-ins, but putting the devices down can both help kids enjoy the camp experience more, and help them learn better interpersonal skills, ...

  4. Springsteen Tickets For East Rutherford Shows Go On Sale May 18

    Springsteen Tickets For East Rutherford Shows Go On Sale May 18

    "The Boss" is coming to East Rutherford's MetLife Stadium in August -- and tickets go on sale this Wednesday morning, May 18.Tickets for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's August 23 and 25 shows of their River Tour go on sale at 10 a.m. Buy them here.You can also keep up with The Boss on Facebook and Twitter.

  5. Google Knows A Lot About You, Newtown

    Google Knows A Lot About You, Newtown

    In exchange for all those free services Google provides -- Gmail, YouTube, Google Maps and more -- you're regularly giving up piles of information about yourself and your buying habits, Business Insider notes. But there are ways to take a look at the info, too.In a Thursday, May 5, article, the business site details a variety of ways consumers can get a handle on the info that marketers ...

  6. Unleash Your Fiesta Spirit On Cinco De Mayo, Newtown

    Unleash Your Fiesta Spirit On Cinco De Mayo, Newtown

    Thursday, May 5, is Cinco de Mayo, another adopted holiday that Americans roundly celebrate -- but may not understand why.Cinco de Mayo is literally "Five of May" in Spanish. It is not, in fact, Mexico's Independence Day. That's Sept. 16. Cinco de Mayo is actually the commemoration of a military victory over French forces, in 1862, at the Battle of Puebla. "The Puebla ...

  7. Stratford Brewery Reaches $15K Crowdfunding Goal

    Stratford Brewery Reaches $15K Crowdfunding Goal

    STRATFORD, Conn. -- Fairfield Craft Ales, a music-inspired nanobrewery under construction on Honeyspot Road, in Stratford, has raised $18,000 toward its startup costs through its Kickstarter campaign.Its 30-day campaign launched March 10, and it took 19 days to reach its $15,000 goal. Under Kickstarter's all-or-nothing rules, if a campaign doesn't reach its goal, its gets none of the ...

  8. Ida A. Lownds, 74, Bethel Resident

    BETHEL, Conn. -- Ida A. Lownds, of Bethel, died on Friday, April 1. She was 74.Born in Bridgeport, Lownds attended Danbury Schools and graduated from Danbury High School, where she was cheerleader captain. She worked for many years with her husband at Dave's Cleaners, in Brookfield. She was most recently in sales in the Drapery Department of J.C. Penny in Danbury, retiring in 2007 after ...

  9. Economic Development Alliance Sets Up New Website Touting Newtown

    Economic Development Alliance Sets Up New Website Touting Newtown

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- The Western Connecticut Economic Development Alliance has announced the launch of a new website that promotes the Greater Danbury region's attributes, resources and advantages for businesses looking to expand in or relocate to the region. AccessWesternCT.com provides business leaders and decision-makers with essential information about the region's workforce, ...

  10. Beautiful Babies Sought In Newtown And Surrounding Area, To Benefit Veteran

    Beautiful Babies Sought In Newtown And Surrounding Area, To Benefit Veteran

    NEWTOWN, Conn. -- Newtown's Beautiful Baby Contest is seeking baby photos -- newborns to 4 years old -- for its 2016 contest. This contest is a cute fundraiser to get an accessible house for a Connecticut soldier through the national nonprofit Homes For Our Troops. This year's funds will go toward building 22 year-old Army Ranger Sean Pesce an accessible home in West Haven. Pesce was ...

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