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Jay Waitkus

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  1. Malloy Names New Leadership Team At Embattled DMV

    Malloy Names New Leadership Team At Embattled DMV

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has announced his selection of a new leadership team to operate the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles. Michael R. Bzdyra of Wallingford has been appointed to serve as commissioner of the state agency, and Judeen Wrinn of Middletown has been named deputy commissioner. They will begin their new jobs effective Friday, March 18.“For ...

  2. Tony Winner Joanna Gleason Visits 'Into The Woods' Cast At New Canaan High

    Tony Winner Joanna Gleason Visits 'Into The Woods' Cast At New Canaan High

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- Actress Joanna Gleason visited the New Canaan High School cast and crew of “Into The Woods” for a workshop and question and answer session last week. Gleason won the 1988 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her role as the Baker’s Wife in the Broadway production of the show.The play is based on the book by James Lapine and musical score by Stephen Sondheim. ...

  3. New Canaan's Frantz, Boucher Push Small Business Retirement Plan

    New Canaan's Frantz, Boucher Push Small Business Retirement Plan

    FAIRFIED COUNTY, Conn. -- State Sens. Toni Boucher (R-26) and L. Scott Frantz (R-36) unveiled a proposal to help Connecticut families save for retirement by making private sector retirement savings plans more accessible to small businesses. The proposal calls for a marketplace set up by the state to promote low-cost, high-quality plans offered by the private sector. The plan, which ...

  4. New Canaan's Waveny LifeCare Network Celebrates Greek Culture And Food

    New Canaan's Waveny LifeCare Network Celebrates Greek Culture And Food

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- Residents at The Inn, Waveny LifeCare Network’s residence for independent senior living, recently celebrated an evening of Greek traditions and cuisine. The event was the culmination of the week-long exploration of Greek history, mythology and culture. Residents learned a traditional Greek dance, while dinner featured an assortment of authentic Greek delicacies, ...

  5. New Canaan Students At Lauralton Hall Help With Diaper Drive For Nonprofit

    New Canaan Students At Lauralton Hall Help With Diaper Drive For Nonprofit

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Members of Lauralton Hall’s National Honor Society recently collected diapers and wipes for women in need at the Mercy Learning Center of Bridgeport. Over 3,000 items were collected for distribution. The Milford school currently has 126 members in its National Honor Society.

  6. New Canaan Rep. O’Dea: Automatic Registration Proposal Overburdens DMV

    New Canaan Rep. O’Dea: Automatic Registration Proposal Overburdens DMV

    HARTFORD, Conn. -- A proposal being advanced by Connecticut Secretary of State Denise Merrill that will significantly expand the role of the State’s Department of Motor Vehicles in processing voter registration forms will be adding too great a burden on a state agency already straining to provide the basic services it was created to deliver, according to State Rep. Tom O’Dea (R-125). ...

  7. New Canaan CPA Firm Hires Stamford Resident As New Tax Manager

    New Canaan CPA Firm Hires Stamford Resident As New Tax Manager

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- Reynolds & Rowella, a regional consulting, audit and accounting firm with offices in Ridgefield and New Canaan, has hired Ryan P. Murphy as a tax manager. Murphy has 19 years of accounting experience, providing tax planning, research and compliance services to high net worth individuals, trusts, not-for-profit organizations and U.S. expatriate and foreign ...

  8. New Canaan Country School Early Learners Perform Shadow Puppet Plays

    New Canaan Country School Early Learners Perform Shadow Puppet Plays

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- New Canaan Country School "Beginners" students recently performed shadow puppet plays for their parents.The performance took place during the school's annual Lantern Walk.The student performers were between the ages of 4 and 5.

  9. Chelsea Piers In Stamford Hosting Gymnastics Meet This Weekend

    Chelsea Piers In Stamford Hosting Gymnastics Meet This Weekend

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- Chelsea Piers Connecticut and Chelsea Piers New York are partnering to host the third annual Winter Challenge gymnastics competition.The meet, which features events for both boys and girls, will take place this weekend, Feb. 13 and 14, at Chelsea Piers Connecticut in Stamford.Events are slated to run from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on both days.The girls’ meet will take place ...

  10. New Canaan Historical Society To Host Children's Tea And Craft Event

    New Canaan Historical Society To Host Children's Tea And Craft Event

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- The New Canaan Historical Society is hosting a "Valentine’s Day Tea and Craft Workshop" for children age 5 to 11 on Friday, Feb. 12, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Participants will get to prepare their own afternoon tea and treats, and create a special Valentine’s Day craft in the Victorian tradition.The cost per child is $15 for members, and $20 for non-members. ...

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