Save the Children Moving From Westport to Fairfield; Jordan, Lebanon Are Current Focuses

02/28/14

Save the Children Moving From Westport to Fairfield; Jordan, Lebanon Are Current Focuses

The international relief agency Save the Children, whose headquarters have been in Westport for about 40 years, is in the final stages of a planned relocation to Fairfield, expected to be completed by June.

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Will Man Who Saved Snapple Bring Alcohol to Connecticut's Last Dry Town? (Feb. 25 Vote Postponed)

02/24/14

Will Man Who Saved Snapple Bring Alcohol to Connecticut's Last Dry Town? (Feb. 25 Vote Postponed)

Peter May, the legendary investor who was instrumental in the salvation of the juice and iced tea brand Snapple, is now the protagonist in a different type of liquid pleasure narrative—he’s leading the charge to essentially end Prohibition in Connecticut’s last dry town.

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Ukrainian Americans in Connecticut Memorialize the Dead in Kiev, Pray for Peace

02/24/14

Ukrainian Americans in Connecticut Memorialize the Dead in Kiev, Pray for Peace

Even as Ukraine’s uncertain future continued to unfold Sunday in Kiev, dozens of parishioners lit candles at St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church on George Street to memorialize the more than 80 people who died in recent unrest — and pray for peace.

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Most Exciting (Tastiest) Connecticut Trend? May Be Farming's Resurgence

02/21/14

Most Exciting (Tastiest) Connecticut Trend? May Be Farming's Resurgence

New federal agriculture census date shows strong growth for farming in Connecticut, where CT NOFA is about to hold its winter conference.

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Banning Sale of Puppy Mill Animals in Connecticut: Activists Maintain Pressure

02/21/14

Banning Sale of Puppy Mill Animals in Connecticut: Activists Maintain Pressure

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is keeping up the pressure on Connecticut lawmakers to change the laws on the sale of animals as a way to end “the inhumane treatment of dogs and cats in breeding facilities that supply animals to Connecticut’s pet shops.” The quote is from an ASPCA post urging animal lovers to attend Voices for Animals Day today (Feb. 21) at the state Capitol. In the 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. event, ASPCA is bringing “a crew of local, adoptable animals, and fellow Constitution State animal lovers” to Hartford for the “opportunity to talk with state lawmakers, in person, about issues impacting animals in Connecticut.” "Our conversations will focus on one issue critically...

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