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Panera Bread and Rebecca Lobo Partner for 16th Annual 'Pink...

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 05:23:41 GMT

Panera Bread has partnered with Rebecca Lobo , basketball analyst, Olympic athlete, former WNBA and UCONN player, to support the Connecticut Cancer Foundation , formerly the Connecticut Sports Foundation, during its 16th annual 'Pink Ribbon Bagel' promotion. Throughout the month of October, a portion of proceeds from all Pink Ribbon Bagels sold will go toward helping the CCF assist local families battling breast cancer with rent/mortgage, utilities, transportation, medications and more.




Connecticut loses jobs for third consecutive month

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 21:09:26 GMT

An excavator moves a pile of dirt at the construction site of the Burger King on Federal Road in Brookfield, Conn., on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. An excavator moves a pile of dirt at the construction site of the Burger King on Federal Road in Brookfield, Conn., on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017.




50 things to do this weekend in Connecticut, October 20-22

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 21:09:25 GMT

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is hosting its Octoberfest craft beer cruises on Long Island Sound aboard The Spirit of the Sound, above, on Saturday evenings through October 28. Find out more. The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is hosting its Octoberfest craft beer cruises on Long Island Sound aboard The Spirit of the Sound, above, on Saturday evenings through October 28. Find out more.




Connecticut Submits Stamford, Hartford Areas As Sites For Amazon HQ2

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:58:44 GMT

Connecticut officially submitted a proposal to Amazon on Thursday for the online retailer to consider sites in the Stamford and Hartford regions as locations for a second headquarters. Amazon announced last month that it would be seeking a site for a second North American headquarters, to be known at Amazon HQ2.




Connecticut regulators warn Costco on drug disposal

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:28:24 GMT

In September 2017 for a second time, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection warned Costco about its pharmaceutical disposal practices, with the retailer maintaining pharmacies at locations in Brookfield, Milford and Norwalk . less In September 2017 for a second time, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection warned Costco about its pharmaceutical disposal practices, with the retailer maintaining pharmacies at ... more Costco disclosed to investors that Connecticut regulators warned it a second time in September over its disposal of pharmaceuticals, with the warehouse giant operating pharmacy counters in Norwalk, Brookfield and Milford.




NWS: Dry conditions, gusty winds elevate risk of brush fires

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:28:23 GMT

The tan shaded areas of Connecticut have an elevated fire danger on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017.The combination of dry conditions, low humidity and a strong southwest winds prompted the National Weather Service to will cause "elevated fire weather potential." less The tan shaded areas of Connecticut have an elevated fire danger on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017.The combination of dry conditions, low humidity and a strong southwest winds prompted the National Weather Service to ... more The combination of dry conditions, low humidity and a strong southwest winds prompted the National Weather Service to will cause "elevated fire weather potential."




Town official accused of shoplifting seeks probation program

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:51:51 GMT

A Connecticut town official accused of shoplifting has applied for a program that would remove the arrest from his record. The Greenwich Time reports Greenwich Selectman Drew Marzullo applied Tuesday for the state's accelerated rehabilitation program.




Gala celebrates near completion of Fairfield County Hospice House

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 05:40:11 GMT

Larry Weisman, a member of the board of directors, guides Gov. Dannel P. Dannel Malloy on a tour during the opening reception for the Fairfield County Hospice House in Stamford on Wednesday. Larry Weisman, a member of the board of directors, guides Gov. Dannel P. Dannel Malloy on a tour during the opening reception for the Fairfield County Hospice House in Stamford on Wednesday.




Lawmakers reach tentative deal on major budget issues

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 01:27:54 GMT

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy speaks after top state legislative leaders said they had reached an agreement on a tentative framework for a new two-year budget, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, at the Capitol in Hartford, Conn.




D.C. Buzz: Murphy rolls back on a - rule out'

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 01:27:53 GMT

Chris Murphy, D-Conn. and Sen. Maggie Hassan D-NH participate in a news conference regarding healthcare and President Trump's effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act., on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday.




Greenwich girls cross country team wins FCIAC championship

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 01:27:52 GMT

Wilton Morgan McCormick, at right, takes the lead to a first place finish in the FCIAC Girls Cross Country Championships at Waveny Park in New Canaan, Connecticut on Wednesday, Oct.18, 2017. McCormick cross the finish line with a time of 13:44.83.




The Mill River Park Carousel Pavilion in Stamford, Conn., in April 2017 on the eve of opening.

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:06:00 GMT

The home at 2 Nearwater in Norwalk, Connecticut, Thursday, October 12, 2017, was a winner in the annual AIA Connecticut architectural design awards. The home at 2 Nearwater in Norwalk, Connecticut, Thursday, October 12, 2017, was a winner in the annual AIA Connecticut architectural design awards.




Soy yogurt sold in Conn. may contain dairy

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:41:03 GMT

Organic yogurt maker, Stonyfield, is voluntarily recalling a specific code date of its OA'Soy Strawberry soy yogurt because it may contain an undeclared milk allergen. The recalled yogurt was sold in 18 states, including Connecticut.




Break Out The Bubbly: Family Opens New Spirit Shop In Downtown Fairfield

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:08:47 GMT

Ihor Lukiv and his son Alex popped the cork on Westcott Cove Wine & Spirits downtown Tuesday, opening the family's second shop in Connecticut. Located at 1490 Post Road, Westcott offers a range of beer, wine and distilled spirits in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.




Lavielle named - Environmental Champion'

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:40:30 GMT

State Rep. Gail Lavielle, R-Wilton, has been named an Environmental Champion by the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters for the sixth consecutive year. State Rep. Gail Lavielle, R-Wilton, has been named an Environmental Champion by the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters for the sixth consecutive year.




Connecticut will defend the recently-repealed Clean Power Plan

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 05:39:19 GMT

"Because the Trump Administration's EPA has clearly demonstrated that it has no interest in doing its job when it comes to carbon emissions, Connecticut will join with colleagues in other states in action to defend the Clean Power Plan and protect the health, safety and well-being of our residents," Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen said in a press release on Oct. 10. Jepsen said the EPA is responsible for regulating carbon emissions, which is especially important in Connecticut because the state has coastline and other natural resources that are linked to its economy.




Cases of STDs surge across Connecticut, nation

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 01:50:04 GMT

Click through the gallery to see the number of cases of chlamydia, gonorrea and syphilis in selected Connecticut towns. The number of people diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease has increased in Connecticut and nationwide, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.