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  1. Shippan Racquet Club Team Heading To USTA Nationals

    Shippan Racquet Club Team Heading To USTA Nationals

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- Stamford's Shippan Racquet Club has capped off a successful tennis season with one of its women's teams qualifying for the USTA Nationals. The Stingers 4.0 Women's Team will hit the courts in Rancho Mirage, Calif., from Sept. 23-25. The team conquered the USTA New England Sectionals from Aug. 19-21, in South Hadley, Mass. -- and it boiled down to one individual win. ...

  2. Connecticut Ranks Among 10 Least Bullying States

    Connecticut Ranks Among 10 Least Bullying States

    With back-to-school season upon us and more than 160,000 children missing school every day in the U.S. out of fear of being bullied, the personal-finance website WalletHub has conducted an in-depth analysis, resulting in "2016's States with the Biggest Bullying Problems."Of the 45 states plus the District of Columbia for which data was sufficiently available, Connecticut ...

  3. 4 Fairfield County High Schools Ranked Among Best In The Nation By Newsweek

    4 Fairfield County High Schools Ranked Among Best In The Nation By Newsweek

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Fifteen Connecticut high schools -- including four in Fairfield County -- have been ranked among the Top 500 in the nation by Newsweek in its annual report.Schools are ranked using both achievement information, such as standardized test results, and also "college readiness indicators," including the number of counselors, SAT and ACT participation and ...

  4. Teens' Needs Vary By Age, Research Shows

    Teens' Needs Vary By Age, Research Shows

    Adolescents vary a lot by age group, a recent article in the Wall Street Journal reports, as the author reviews some of the newer research. Both changes in behavior and what parents can do to help varies by age.For example, 11- to 12-year-old may actually backslide in some ways, like spatial learning and organization, the Journal reports. Parents can help by establishing routines or ...

  5. St. Michael’s Lutheran Church In New Canaan Welcomes New Pastor

    St. Michael’s Lutheran Church In New Canaan Welcomes New Pastor

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in New Canaan has a new pastor, and he'll be preaching there for the first time on Sunday, Aug. 28. The church voted Rev. Dr. Derrick Fallon as its new pastor on July 17.Fallon has served St. John's Lutheran Church, in Randolph, Neb., for the past 10 years -- but he was originally a member of the New England Synod. He and his wife Pam ...

  6. Connecticut Reaches Agreement With DOJ To Allow Motor-Voter Registration

    Connecticut Reaches Agreement With DOJ To Allow Motor-Voter Registration

    HARTFORD, Conn. -- Connecticut officials have reached an out-of-court agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice that outlines a plan to electronically register voters through the DMV -- and the new system will go into use Monday, Aug. 8. Secretary of the State Denise Merrill and DMV Commissioner Michael Bzdyra announced the resolution on Friday. Now, when residents apply for a ...

  7. Stamford Police Cracking Down On Distracted Driving

    Stamford Police Cracking Down On Distracted Driving

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- The Stamford Police Department is going to have special patrols out, looking for distracted drivers -- especially those on their phones.One goal of the "U Text. U Drive. U Pay." campaign is to reinforce that phone use while driving is both illegal and dangerous. "Everyone thinks they can do it, that a crash won't happen to them," Sgt. Andrew ...

  8. Cockroach Milk With Your Cookies, Stamford?

    Cockroach Milk With Your Cookies, Stamford?

    In a society that loves its nutritional supplements, cockroach "milk" may one day find its way onto the shelves, CNN recently reported.Researchers published their work this month, noting that the substance -- present in Pacific beetle cockroaches, the only species that births live babies instead of eggs -- is very nutritious, with high levels of protein, fat and sugar, ...

  9. Grant Helps Junior Achievement Teach Stamford Kids About Finance

    Grant Helps Junior Achievement Teach Stamford Kids About Finance

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Junior Achievement of Western Connecticut and Southwest Connecticut received a $25,000 joint grant from Fairfield County's Community Foundation to support its programs that deliver financial literacy, career and work readiness, and entrepreneurship information to local students. The grant helps JA provide programs to over 600 middle school students, grades 6-8, in ...

  10. Bartender Gets Burned While Margarita Making

    Bartender Gets Burned While Margarita Making

    While sharks and sunburn may seem like the more obvious perils of summer, there's another danger that's lurking: margarita making. The Atlantic recently reported on the case of a bartender who ended up with large blisters, simply from squeezing limes and being in the sun.According to The Atlantic, in June, Justin Fehntrich was bartending for a fundraiser on a Fire Island estate, and ...

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