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  1. Survey Shows Connecticut Making Big Strides To Improve Voting Access

    Survey Shows Connecticut Making Big Strides To Improve Voting Access

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- A new report reveals Connecticut has made major strides in promoting access to voting over the last four years. The review updates a Rock the Vote scorecard that was released in 2011 and found that Connecticut ranked 48th out of 51 jurisdictions (or a score of 4.2 out of a possible 21). However, implementing reforms such as Election Day registration and online ...

  2. New Canaan Softball Expands League To Younger Players

    New Canaan Softball Expands League To Younger Players

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- New Canaan Softball is expanding its league this year by introducing the sport to younger players and adding new coaches to fill a growing need. In the younger age groups, the league invested in five weeks of paid coaching to assist with skill and capability development at practices last spring. The league also embarked on its first year of a Little League travel ...

  3. New Canaan Letter: Senator Wants Residents Thoughts On Paying Higher Taxes

    New Canaan Letter: Senator Wants Residents Thoughts On Paying Higher Taxes

    WILTON, Conn. -- The Wilton Daily Voice accepts signed and original letters to the editor up to 350 words. Please send letters to wilton@dailyvoice.com.To the editor: Higher taxes are the last thing we need in Connecticut, but that’s what will happen in 2016 if Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has his way. (“Fix, improve transportation system without tax increases and tolls”, Chris Powell column, ...

  4. The Show Will Go On For Disney On Ice In Bridgeport

    The Show Will Go On For Disney On Ice In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- This weekend's performances of Disney on Ice at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport are set to go on after Friday's show was cancelled due to mechanic failure, the Stamford Advocate reported. Ticket holders for Friday's show will receive refunds, the Stamford Advocate said.Tickets are available for Saturday and Sunday shows. Click here for ticket information. Click ...

  5. Ex-New Canaan Resident Paul Dano Nominated For Golden Globe

    Ex-New Canaan Resident Paul Dano Nominated For Golden Globe

    WILTON, Conn. -- Wilton High School graduate Paul Dano will be anxiously awaiting the winner for best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a motion picture at Sunday night's Golden Globes. Dano was nominated in the category for his work in "Love & Mercy," a Beach Boys biopic movie.Dano, 31, plays young Beach Boys songwriter and musician Brian Wilson. He is ...

  6. Icy Mix Brings Winter Weather Advisory To New Canaan

    Icy Mix Brings Winter Weather Advisory To New Canaan

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Get the rock salt ready -- winter is getting serious. A winter weather advisory is in effect for Northern Fairfield County beginning at 7 p.m. Friday night and lasting through 8 a.m. Saturday. The storm's mix of freezing rain and sleet could bring a little snow, but no accumulation is expected. Conditions are expected to be worse in areas north of Interstate ...

  7. New Technologies Help New Canaan Seniors Remain Behind The Wheel Longer

    New Technologies Help New Canaan Seniors Remain Behind The Wheel Longer

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- New AAA research discloses auto technologies and safe driving habits that are helping older motorists remain behind the wheel longer, the AAA Foundation announced.New in-car technologies such as navigation assistance, forward collision warnings, and back-up cameras will considerably reduce the potential for crashes among drivers age 65 and older. Couple these ...

  8. New SAT Will Look A Lot Different From Current Version

    New SAT Will Look A Lot Different From Current Version

    The SATs will have a new look in March to more accurately reflect what students are learning in school, reported The New York Times. The SATs will have to section instead of three: Math and Evidence-Based Reading and Writing. The questions will be drawn from Common Core, which most states use. The SAT's will become more similar to the ACT's, said The New York Times. The new theme for ...

  9. New Canaan Woman Injured In Head-On Crash In Darien

    New Canaan Woman Injured In Head-On Crash In Darien

    DARIEN, Conn. -- Two drivers were injured Monday in a serious motor vehicle accident on Mansfield Avenue north of Middlesex Road in Darien, police said.At approximately 7 a.m., a 2012 Honda Accord was traveling south on Mansfield Avenue when it crossed the double yellow line into the northbound lane, striking a 2006 Chevy Trailblazer head on, according to police. The driver of the ...

  10. How Many Wives Earn More Than Their Husbands?

    How Many Wives Earn More Than Their Husbands?

    The percentage of American wives earning more than their husbands has slowly increased in the past decade, but husbands still are overwhelmingly bringing home the bacon, according to Statista. According to data compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 29.3 percent of wives earned more than their husbands in 2013 (in families in which both wives and husbands have earnings). Compared ...

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