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  1. 'Click It Or Ticket' Seat Belt Campaign Under Way In New Canaan

    'Click It Or Ticket' Seat Belt Campaign Under Way In New Canaan

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- The New Canaan Police Department is once again participating in the statewide high visibility seat belt enforcement campaign "Click it or Ticket." The seat belt campaign to promote safe driving and increase protection for motorists began Monday and continues through Sunday, June 5. New Canaan officers will be out enforcing the state occupant protection ...

  2. Connecticut Gas Prices Keep Rising, Even As National Costs Dip

    Connecticut Gas Prices Keep Rising, Even As National Costs Dip

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- For the ninth consecutive week, Connecticut average gas prices are up – this week a penny – but they remain well below last year’s average, according to AAA Northeast. A gallon of regular gas in the Nutmeg State today averages $2.35, up 1 cent compared to last week. Compared to last year, however, average prices are still 47 cents lower, AAA Northeast reports. ...

  3. Accountant At New Canaan Firm Earns CPA Designation

    Accountant At New Canaan Firm Earns CPA Designation

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- Reynolds & Rowella, a regional accounting and consulting firm with offices in Ridgefield and New Canaan, recently announced that Carolie Olkoski has been awarded a certified public accountant designation.Olkoski, who works out of the firm's Ridgefield office, has more than 15 years of experience with a primary focus on high net worth individuals, providing her ...

  4. New Canaan Rep. Wilms Touts Bill Providing Email Notice Of Special Sessions

    New Canaan Rep. Wilms Touts Bill Providing Email Notice Of Special Sessions

    NORWALK, Conn. -- State Rep. Fred Wilms (R-142) celebrated the passage of a bill Friday night that would allow members of the General Assembly to be notified by email of special sessions. The Bill, H.B. 5245, An Act Permitting Electronic Notification of a Special Session or a Reconvened Session, passed the House unanimously.Wilms, who represents Norwalk and New Canaan, originally ...

  5. Bridgeport Bishop To Speak, Celebrate Mass At Greenwich School

    Bridgeport Bishop To Speak, Celebrate Mass At Greenwich School

    GREENWICH, Conn. -- Bishop Frank J. Caggiano of the Bridgeport Diocese will speak on the topic of being Catholic in the modern world on Tuesday, May 3, at 9 a.m. at Convent of the Sacred Heart, 1177 King St. Coffee will be available at 8:30 a.m. for those who wish to join an informal roundtable conversation in the McLaughlin Art Gallery. Caggiano will begin his talk at 9 a.m. A question ...

  6. New Canaan Crew Medals In 11 Events In Season Opening Regatta

    New Canaan Crew Medals In 11 Events In Season Opening Regatta

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- The New Canaan Crew team started its spring sprint season by bringing home medals in 11 events at the Mercer Lake Sculling Championships held April 16 and 17 at Mercer Lake Park, West Windsor, N.J. The Mercer Lake regatta features high school-age athletes from throughout the northeast and mid-Atlantic states racing in 30 2,000-meter events. Approximately 50 rowers ...

  7. Blumenthal, Murphy Push Bill To Curb Multistate Taxes On Telecommuters

    Blumenthal, Murphy Push Bill To Curb Multistate Taxes On Telecommuters

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) have introduced a bill to prevent the over-taxation of individuals who telework in one state for companies located in another. U.S. Reps. Jim Himes (CT-04), Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), Elizabeth Esty (CT-05) and Chellie Pingree (ME-01) have introduced companion legislation in the House. The legislation has ...

  8. New Canaan's Boucher Slams Malloy's Zero Education Funding Proposal

    New Canaan's Boucher Slams Malloy's Zero Education Funding Proposal

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- In a statement released on Friday, State Sen. Toni Boucher (R-26) has issued a scathing indictment of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposed budget, which would eliminate $68.9 million in funding for K-12 students throughout the state. Referring to the cuts’ impact in Fairfield County as “dramatic and draconian,” Boucher says suburban school districts are unfairly ...

  9. New Canaan Church Women Make Kits For Lutheran World Relief

    New Canaan Church Women Make Kits For Lutheran World Relief

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- The women of St. Michael's Lutheran Church recently assembled 42 personal care kits, along with 24 baby care kits, for Lutheran World Relief. The Sunday school children also participated in the effort, assembling 41 school kits. The care packages – all 107 of them – will be sent off around the world through LWR this month. Last year the church’s kits assisted people ...

  10. Students Going Door-To-Door For New Canaan High School Scholarship Drive

    Students Going Door-To-Door For New Canaan High School Scholarship Drive

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- New Canaan High School’s annual “Scholarship Sunday” will be held on April 3, from noon to 4 p.m. During the event, NCHS students wearing "Scholarship Drive" t-shirts will go door-to-door in New Canaan to collect donations for college scholarships. The NCHS Scholarship Foundation has provided financial assistance for NCHS graduates pursuing higher ...

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