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Ducks Race for Woodbury Lions Club

WOODBURY - Approximately 3,200 numbered rubber ducks plunged from Jack's Bridge Road into the Weekeepeemee River in Woodbury, on Saturday, September 9, 2017, during the eighth annual Duck Race Raffle. Nearly 200 people gathered to watch the ducks proceed down stream, with the hopes that their duck w

PRIMEPUBLISHERS.COM - 2017-09-18 19:47:00

Phillips Farm 5K Trail Run - Voices: Video Gallery

SOUTHBURY - On Saturday, September 9, 2017, the Southbury Land Trust held its inaugural Phillips Farm 5K Trail Run, which snaked through the Phillips Farm Preserve in Southbury. The race, which was a fundraiser for the Land Trust, provided the more than 200 participants an opportunity to literally s

PRIMEPUBLISHERS.COM - 2017-09-18 23:59:00

Trump's Pick for Russia Ambassador Doesn't Doubt Moscow Meddled in US Election

Jon Huntsman said the state of U.S.-Russia relations "reminds me of 1986" Alex Brandon/AP Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, President Donald Trump's nominee to be U.S. ambassador to Russia, told Congress on Tuesday that Moscow's meddling in the 2016 presidential election led directly to the lack of tru

NBC CONNECTICUT - 2017-09-19 20:31:19

Republican Tax Reform Plan Could Mean Cuts to Mortgage Interest, State Deductions

Republicans straining to find about $1 trillion to finance sweeping tax cuts are homing in on two popular deductions that are woven into the nation's fiscal fabric - the mortgage interest deduction that millions of homeowners prize and the deduction for state and local taxes popular in Democratic st

NBC CONNECTICUT - 2017-09-19 17:21:49

Common Core Used Widely, Despite Continuing Debate

Common Core sought to bring scholastic standards to the same high level nationwide, but quickly became controversial when the Obama administration offered states federal dollars to nudge them to adopt it Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP, File In this Aug. 29, 2017, file photo, Turner Elementary School Princip

NBC CONNECTICUT - 2017-09-19 15:26:17

CT Dems scramble to counter new GOP Obamacare replacement

WASHINGTON - Connecticut Democrats were caught off guard by sudden momentum of yet another Republican effort to carry out the party's long-promised ditching of the Affordable Care Act - Obamacare. ``I think they're trying to catch the country by surprise,'' said Sen. Chris Murphy, a member of the Se

NEWSTIMES - 2017-09-19 22:30:45

Senate leader praises revived GOP health law repeal drive

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday praised the revived Republican effort to uproot former President Barack Obama's health care law, giving a public boost to a proposal that's given new life to a drive that seemed all but dead earlier this summer. McConnell, R-Ky., said the bill would

HARTFORD COURANT - 2017-09-19 16:58:00

Single-Payer Or Block Grants? Yes

(Opinion) As Republicans and Democrats stake starker positions on the future of health care, they have an opportunity for a grand compromise that resets how we make laws in this country. Senate Democrats, led by Bernie Sanders of Vermont, have proposed a single-payer "Medicare For All" law that woul

NEW HAVEN INDEPENDENT - 2017-09-19 21:41:24

Who loves a parade? Trump wants to showcase military might

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Who doesn't love a parade? To a city that already offers many, President Donald Trump wants to add one that showcases U.S. military might. It would take place on July 4 in Washington with, as Trump envisions it, tanks and planes rolling down and streaking above Pennsylvania Ave

EYEWITNESS NEWS - 2017-09-19 01:17:00

Green Mountain National Forest closing Middlebury office

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. (AP) - The U.S. Forest Service says the Middlebury Ranger District Office for the Green Mountain National Forest is closing. The service said Monday that the office, which has been open for 51 years, will be closing on Sept. 29, the last weekday of the current fiscal year. While the

GREENWICHTIME - 2017-09-19 04:33:22

The founder of the world's largest hedge fund says 'bitcoin is a bubble'

Reuters/ Ruben Sprich Ray Dalio, the founder of the world's largest hedge fund, has joined the ranks of JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon and other top Wall Streeters who think bitcoin, the red-hot cryptocurrency, is in a bubble. While speaking on CNBC's Squawk Box Tuesday, the billionaire co-CIO of Bridgew

STAMFORD ADVOCATE - 2017-09-19 19:23:00

Acts 4 Ministry Thanks Community For Donations To Annual Back To School Swap and Shop Event

"Acts 4 Ministry, Inc. is so grateful to all the corporations, organizations and individuals who made our 13th annual Back-to-School 'Swap and Shop' event such an enormous success," stated Acts 4 Ministry Executive Director Sarah Elizabeth Carabetta. "Thanks to all the generous donations, our team p

HAMLETHUB.COM - 2017-09-19 19:43:00

Following Historic Budget Vote, A Hunger for Change

Democratic leaders say state Sens. Paul Doyle, Joan Hartley and Gayle Slossberg betrayed their party's core principles when they sided with Republicans during last week's key budget vote. But Glen Todaro, an unaffiliated voter from Rocky Hill and a constituent of Doyle's, has nothing but praise for

HARTFORD COURANT - 2017-09-19 10:00:00

AGs subpoena big pharma over opioid overdose crisis

Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen and his counterparts in 39 other states have subpoenaed company records from Stamford-based Purdue Pharma and other major drug makers to determine whether the companies' marketing and sales practices are worsening the nationwide overdose crisis. "If there h

NEWMILFORDSPECTRUM.COM - 2017-09-19 19:31:59

How to Pick the Perfect Engagement Ring

(StatePoint) An engagement ring is at once a symbol of love and commitment and also a reflection of a woman's personal style. For the engaged-to-be who hasn't quite determined the perfect sparkler for herself, articulating an engagement ring style can seem challenging. That's where a trusted jeweler

COUNTYTIMES.COM - 2017-09-19 05:00:00

Club to hold poker run, pig roast

Iron Law New Milford, a law enforcement motorcycle club that supports local charities, will hold its third annual poker run, pig roast, and bike and car show Sept. 23. The poker run will begin at 9 a.m., while the pig roast will run from 1 to 5 p.m. at the VFW Post on Avery Road. Offerings will incl

NEWMILFORDSPECTRUM.COM - 2017-09-19 04:39:17

Duman to visit Bridgewater library

Burnham Library in Bridgewater will offer a program, "Education in the Grotesque," Sept. 30 from 11 a.m. to noon. Mathew Duman will highlight a selection of gargoyles and grotesques found throughout the buildings of Yale University's campus in New Haven. Using original photographs from his book, "An

NEWMILFORDSPECTRUM.COM - 2017-09-19 04:39:19

Police: Naugatuck man swiped keys, stole cash from car

WESTPORT - A Naugatuck man used car keys stolen from a locker room at the Westport-Weston YMCA to steal money from a parked car, police said. A YMCA patron contacted Westport police on June 6 to report that he had left his car keys on a locker room bench and when he returned, the keys were missing.


New Milford Sewer Commission gets new officers

NEW MILFORD - The sewer commission will have familiar faces at the helm following the officer elections at Monday's meeting. John Wittmann, who served as vice chairman, will be the new chairman and Frank Bidetti, a former chairman, will be the vice chairman. Both were approved unanimously and were u

NEWMILFORDSPECTRUM.COM - 2017-09-18 23:59:59

Plymouth declares April 14 as official 'Day of Kindness'

During the opening ceremonies of the Terryville Fair recently, Mayor David Merchant made the proclamation to mark the anniversary of the first Keys For Kindness event in town. The proclamation "asks every resident to participate in paying kindness forward by spreading and encouraging acts of kindne

BRISTOL PRESS - 2017-09-19 04:39:00