Danbury's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury Thu, 17 Jan 2019 16:02:35 -0500 HamletHub.com Connecticut Among Top 10 States for Outbound Moves https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/neighbors/45930-connecticut-among-top-10-states-for-outbound-moves-154775641645930-connecticut-among-top-10-states-for-outbound-moves-1547756416 https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/neighbors/45930-connecticut-among-top-10-states-for-outbound-moves-154775641645930-connecticut-among-top-10-states-for-outbound-moves-1547756416

Connecticut Residents Are on the Move

Connecticut residents are on the move, according to a recent study conducted by United Van Lines. Results show that for the fourth consecutive year, Connecticut is among the top ten states for outbound moves. 

Out of the four areas tracked, one area bucked the trend and had more people moving in than out.  The New London-Norwich area had a total of 245 shipments, 54.3% of those were folks moving into the area.

The area with the highest percentage of people moving out was the New Haven-Waterbury-Meriden area that had 282 shipments from a total of 385 in or out of that area.

Area

Total Shipments

From

To

%Out

%In

New London-Norwich, CT

245

112

133

45.7%

54.3%

Hartford-New Brit-Midltown, CT

759

460

299

60.6%

39.4%

Bridgeprt-Stamfrd-Norwlk, CT

893

556

337

62.3%

37.7%

New Haven-Waterbury-Meriden CT

385

282

103

73.2%

26.8%

United Van Lines reports, “New Jersey (66.8 percent), Connecticut (62 percent) and New York (61.5 percent) were included among the top 10 outbound states for the fourth consecutive year. 

The top outbound states for 2018 were:

  1. New Jersey
  2. Illinois
  3. Connecticut
  4. New York
  5. Kansas
  6. Ohio
  7. Massachusetts
  8. Iowa
  9. Montana
  10. Michigan

Since 1977, United Van Lines has annually tracked migration patterns on a state-by-state basis. “The 2018 study is based on household moves handled by United within the 48 contiguous states and Washington, D.C. and ranks states based off the inbound and outbound percentages of total moves in each state,” United Van Lines says.

Learn more about United Van Lines 2018 study here.

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cronmpuser@hamlethub.com (Tara Daly) Neighbors Thu, 17 Jan 2019 10:15:27 -0500
Burn Calories, Be One with Nature! Snowshoe Trails Near Danbury https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/places/45929-burn-calories-be-one-with-nature-snowshoe-trails-near-danbury-154775160545929-burn-calories-be-one-with-nature-snowshoe-trails-near-danbury-1547751605 https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/places/45929-burn-calories-be-one-with-nature-snowshoe-trails-near-danbury-154775160545929-burn-calories-be-one-with-nature-snowshoe-trails-near-danbury-1547751605

Finally…snow is headed to much of Connecticut this weekend! You don’t need to be a kid to get outside and bask in the white fluff! Why not give snowshoeing a try? Enjoy the picturesque backdrop of nature in New England while engaging in a low impact cardio workout.

"Snowshoeing is the best bang-for-your-buck, fat-burning workout in winter," according to Dr. Ray Browning of the Center for Human Nutrition at the University of Colorado's Health Science Center and Vail Mountain Man champion. "It's an exceptional way to achieve cardiovascular fitness, expend energy and reduce your chance of heart disease; plus it's low cost, easily mastered and fun."

According to two independent studies conducted by Ball State University and the University of Vermont, snowshoers can burn between 420-1000 calories per hour. Here are some snowshoeing trails near Danbury courtesy of AllTrails.com:

Trail Difficulty Rating Park
Baxter Preserve EASY 4 Baxter Preserve
Bear Mountain via Red, White, and Yellow Trails Loop MODERATE 4 Bear Mountain Reservation
Bear Mountain Reservation Short Loop MODERATE 3.5 Bear Mountain Reservation
White Trail to Blue Trail Loop MODERATE 4.5 Collis P. Huntington State Park
Cranberry Mountain Trail EASY 3.5 Cranberry Mountain Multiple Use Area
Ives Trail Greenway MODERATE 3.5 Danbury, Connecticut
Great Hollow Nature Preserve Main Trail Loop MODERATE 4.5 Great Hollow Nature Preserve, Ecological Research Center
Fairfield Hills Loop EASY 4 Newtown, Connecticut
Housatonic Railway Trail: Monroe to Newtown EASY 3 Newtown, Connecticut
Pootatuck State Forest Loop MODERATE 4.5 Pootatuck State Forest
Hemlock Hills, Pine Mountain Trail HARD 4.5 Ridgefield, Connecticut
Tarrywile Park Trail MODERATE 4 Tarrywile Park
Middle Mountain to Thomas Mountain Loop MODERATE 4.5 Tarrywile Park

Please visit AllTrails.com for more information about the trails at https://www.alltrails.com/us/connecticut/snowshoeing

 

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cronmpuser@hamlethub.com (Katie Connors) Places Thu, 17 Jan 2019 08:49:42 -0500
Danbury Resident Julia Bauer Receives Award from Exchange Club https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/neighbors/45928-danbury-resident-julia-bauer-receives-award-from-exchange-club45928-danbury-resident-julia-bauer-receives-award-from-exchange-club https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/neighbors/45928-danbury-resident-julia-bauer-receives-award-from-exchange-club45928-danbury-resident-julia-bauer-receives-award-from-exchange-club

Wooster School twelfth grade student, Julia Bauer, received the Student of the Month Award from the Danbury chapter of the National Exchange club on January 10. The Danbury Exchange Club honors high school seniors who are outstanding students in school and community who have volunteered for service activities and have demonstrated academic success and leadership qualities.

Mr. Christopher Priedemann, Upper School Science Teacher, attended on behalf of the school, and Mr. Priedemann spoke to introduce Julia during the awards presentation.

There is consensus among the faculty at Wooster School: Julia Bauer is one of the most gifted and hardworking students. She embodies everything that a teacher could possibly want in a student; curiosity, the ability to make connections, amazing work ethic, wonderful daily preparation and willingness to share her insights with the class, either in the form of well-developed questions or in the form of answers to the teacher's questions or classmates’ questions.

As well as being a top student academically, she stands out even more as an exceptional human being, exemplifying humility, empathy, compassion and a remarkable drive to make her surroundings better, not just for herself, but for everyone around her. Julia takes many periods of her free time to help others outside of the classroom. She has a remarkable drive that is tempered only by her extraordinary civility. It would be easy for her to give up on some of her classmates, but she realizes that if she is going to move as fast as she would like, she is going to have to help others. She is true leader in the classroom, answering and asking great questions for her benefit and for the benefit of all around her.

As well as being humble, she is driven to help others in a number of ways. She is the President of the school Gay-Straight Alliance, is a valued member of the Wooster School Center for Social Impact, is a valued member of the student ambassador program, and has been a vocal member of her class in social and academic affairs.

In short, she is a true leader, willing to lead through hard work and inspiring those around her to meet their potential as well. Not only is Julia a recognized force in the classroom and in clubs, she is also a driven athlete as well. She was voted to be the Captain of her award winning Cross Country Team and she has been a great ambassador for the sport. She has won All-League Honors as a member of the team and she helped push her team to win the HVAL Cross Country Championship. She, as would be expected, deflects all credit from herself, giving it to teammates and to her coach.

We at Wooster are incredibly proud of Julia and can't wait to see what great things lie ahead. Congratulations, Julia!

About Wooster School

Wooster School is an independent, co-educational college preparatory day school, serving students from Fairfield and Westchester Counties. Located in Danbury, Connecticut, the School serves students from grade 3 through grade 12. A leader in classroom innovation and teaching, Wooster School is a place where thinking and learning are personal, meaningful, and visible; and where faculty work closely with students in small classes and cohorts to think and communicate critically and creatively. At Wooster, every student participates, every student contributes, and every student learns and develops the necessary skills to be a life-long learner and leader in college and beyond.

To learn more, visit http://www.woosterschool.org/ or contact Wooster School Admissions at (203) 830-3916.

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kerry@ducey.org (Wooster School) Neighbors Thu, 17 Jan 2019 08:16:43 -0500
Seven Connecticut Dogs Selected for 2019 Puppy Bowl https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/life/45926-seven-connecticut-dogs-selected-for-2019-puppy-bowl-154768142245926-seven-connecticut-dogs-selected-for-2019-puppy-bowl-1547681422 https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/life/45926-seven-connecticut-dogs-selected-for-2019-puppy-bowl-154768142245926-seven-connecticut-dogs-selected-for-2019-puppy-bowl-1547681422

Bloomfield’s Brady from Dog Star Rescue to be part of the starting Lineup

Brady, a 17 week old Chihuahua/Russell Terrier from Dog Star Rescue in Connecticut will be part of Animal Planet’s 15th annual "Puppy Bowl", two hours of nonstop cuteness, on Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 3, 3 EST/12 PST).

Animal Planet says, “Don't miss the ultimate "Tailgating experience with the Puppy Bowl Pregame Show, featuring aww-analysis and cuddly commentary from sports correspondents including the infamous Rodt Weiler. Puppy Bowl XIV will kick off at GEICO Stadium.”

According to Animal Planet, the 7 year-running America's favorite "Rufferee," Dan Schachner, will return to call the puppy penalties, furry fumbles and terrier touchdowns. 

Six other dogs from Connecticut will be “Back Up Pups”.

Four puppies are from Danbury Animal Welfare Society:

  • Cole, an 18 week old Labrador Retriever/German Shepherd/Rottweiler/Weimaraner
  • Panda, a 19 week old American Bulldog/Labrador Retriever/Rottweiler/Weimaraner
  • Scout a 15 week old Pomeranian/Chihuahua
  • Walnut, a 19 week old Boston Terrier/Miniature Poodle/Chihuahua/Dachshund.

Two puppies are from Pack Leaders Rescue of CT:

  • Smokey Blue a 13 week old Lab/Shepherd/American Staffordshire Terrier/Golden Retriever
  • Tuff a 16 week old Toy Fox Terrier/American Staffordshire Terrier.

All dogs are available for adoption! View the Puppy Bowl starting lineup here.

*Fun Fact, Brady is a 2019 Howl of Fame inductee

 

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cronmpuser@hamlethub.com (Animal Planet) Life Wed, 16 Jan 2019 13:27:24 -0500
Home Buying: The Steps to get You into Your Dream Home at the Danbury Library https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/45925-home-buying-the-steps-to-get-you-into-your-dream-home-at-the-danbury-library45925-home-buying-the-steps-to-get-you-into-your-dream-home-at-the-danbury-library https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/45925-home-buying-the-steps-to-get-you-into-your-dream-home-at-the-danbury-library45925-home-buying-the-steps-to-get-you-into-your-dream-home-at-the-danbury-library

Home Buying is an exciting step, but where do you begin? How do you buy the right home for you? For those interested in learning about the steps to purchasing a home, the Danbury Library, in partnership with Compass Property Inspections, will offer a free program “The Home Buying Experience: Be in the know” on Saturday, February 2 from 10:30am to noon.  The program will be held in the Library's Farioly Program Room.

Compass Property Inspections has invited three licensed professionals to talk about the 3 major aspects of home buying: lending, real estate and home inspection.  The speakers representing the topics will be Luis Lopez from AFC Mortgage Group, Britta Pederson from Dream House Realty, and Tom Allen from Compass Property Inspections.  Audience members will be guided through the process of home buying to qualify, find, and ensure the safety of a new home.

The program is free of charge.  Registration is required online at danburylibrary.org, click on “View Calendar” or call 203.797.4505, ext. 7730.  In the event of inclement weather, the program would be held on Saturday, February 23. Registrants would be notified by e-mail if there is a date change.   For more information contact the Community Relations Department at 203-797-4505, ext. 7730.

The Danbury Library is located at 170 Main Street, Danbury, CT.

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kerry@ducey.org (Danbury Library) Events Wed, 16 Jan 2019 11:01:51 -0500
Free Family Workout at Danbury Library https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/45914-free-family-workout-at-danbury-library45914-free-family-workout-at-danbury-library https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/45914-free-family-workout-at-danbury-library45914-free-family-workout-at-danbury-library

No more excuses! Bring the family to get some exercise with invigorating music and an enthusiastic instructor courtesy of the Regional YMCA of Western CT. You’ll love this interactive, fat-burning, cardio class. Simple training for all levels. Weekly classes will be held starting on Wednesday, January 30th from 5:45-6:45pm.  

The program is free of charge.  Open to adults, teens, and children aged 5 and older. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration. Space is limited. Open to first come, first served. Wear comfortable clothes, sneakers, and bring along water. 

 For more information call 203.797.4505 x 7730.  The Danbury Library is located at 170 Main Street, Danbury, CT.

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kerry@ducey.org (Maryellen DeJong) Events Wed, 16 Jan 2019 05:39:45 -0500
Gov. Lamont Announces Public-Private Partnership to Assist Essential Federal Workers During Shutdown https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/politics/45924-gov-lamont-announces-public-private-partnership-to-assist-essential-federal-workers-during-shutdown-154765261545924-gov-lamont-announces-public-private-partnership-to-assist-essential-federal-workers-during-shutdown-1547652615 https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/politics/45924-gov-lamont-announces-public-private-partnership-to-assist-essential-federal-workers-during-shutdown-154765261545924-gov-lamont-announces-public-private-partnership-to-assist-essential-federal-workers-during-shutdown-1547652615

Governor Ned Lamont today announced that a public-private partnership between the State of Connecticut and private banks, led by Webster Bank and supported by the Connecticut Bankers Association, will enable essential federal workers who are required to report to work without pay to receive unemployment assistance.

In addition, he is working with legislative leadership to emergency certify a bill that would ensure Connecticut is able to take advantage of any decision by the federal government to permit essential workers to collect earned unemployment insurance benefits. Lastly, Governor Lamont urged non-essential employees, who are not required to report to work, to access state unemployment benefits by contacting the Connecticut Department of Labor or their local American Job Center.

Read More: Gov. Lamont Announces Public-Private Partnership to Assist Essential Federal Workers During Shutdown.

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cronmpuser@hamlethub.com (CT Gov) Politics Wed, 16 Jan 2019 05:21:44 -0500
Services at St. Peter in Danbury for Joseph T. McGarigle https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/neighbors/45923-services-at-st-peter-in-danbury-for-joseph-t-mcgarigle45923-services-at-st-peter-in-danbury-for-joseph-t-mcgarigle https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/neighbors/45923-services-at-st-peter-in-danbury-for-joseph-t-mcgarigle45923-services-at-st-peter-in-danbury-for-joseph-t-mcgarigle

Joseph T. McGarigle

Joseph T. McGarigle returned to God’s loving arms peacefully on Saturday, January 12, 2019, surrounded by family and friends on at the age of 86 after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s. He was the loving husband of the late Joan (Townsend) McGarigle for 51 years. He was born on July 31, 1932, in Hazelton, PA, the son of the late Patrick and Mary Ellen (Coll) McGarigle. 

He attended the University of Scranton and graduated from Villanova University with a bachelor’s degree in Economics. He was a merchandise buyer for Caldor department stores in New York and Connecticut for over 40 years. 

He is survived by a son, Richard McGarigle and his wife, Clarice; two daughters, Mary Kurtz and her husband Ronald and Patricia McGarigle-Fazioli and her husband Mark; a brother in law, Charles Townsend; three grandchildren, Ronald Kurtz and his fiancé Jeanette Bartek, Richard McGarigle and Kristin Christensen and her husband Tim; three great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife Joan of fifty-one years, Joe was predeceased by his sister, Sister Mary Carmel McGarigle RSM. 

He was a faithful parishioner at St. Peters Church in Danbury. Joe enjoyed spending time with his time with his family and neighbors; most especially the Alam Family, who offered comfort and support in his time of infirmity. 

The family will receive friends in the Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9 Granville Ave., Danbury on Thursday, January 17, 2019, from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Peter Church, 121 Main St., Danbury. 

Interment will follow in the St. Peter Cemetery, Danbury. 

Contributions in Joe’s name can be made to the St. Peter Church and sent to the St. Peter Rectory, 104 Main St., Danbury, CT 06810.

 

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kerry@ducey.org (Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home) Neighbors Wed, 16 Jan 2019 03:51:19 -0500
Google Tech Training Tour Brings Seminars to 500+ Connecticut Job Seekers, Small Businesses and Nonprofits https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/neighbors/45922-google-tech-training-tour-brings-seminars-to-500-connecticut-job-seekers-small-businesses-and-nonprofits-154764181445922-google-tech-training-tour-brings-seminars-to-500-connecticut-job-seekers-small-businesses-and-nonprofits-1547641814 https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/neighbors/45922-google-tech-training-tour-brings-seminars-to-500-connecticut-job-seekers-small-businesses-and-nonprofits-154764181445922-google-tech-training-tour-brings-seminars-to-500-connecticut-job-seekers-small-businesses-and-nonprofits-1547641814

 

February Trip Will Make Stops in Hartford, New Haven, and New London, open to all residents of Danbury

Google announced today that it will host three day long digital skills training sessions in Connecticut during the week of February 11, making stops in Hartford, New Haven and New London. The effort put on by Grow with Google (the company’s economic opportunity initiative) is part of a national tour of libraries in all 50 U.S. states to equip people with requisite skills to thrive in the digital economy. Each stop will consist of free hands-on courses in an array of tech topics, aimed at job seekers, small business owners, students, educators and entrepreneurs to improve their digital skills.

“Connecticut is one of our country’s most historic centers of innovation, entrepreneurship and manufacturing. By bringing the ‘Grow with Google’ tour to the state, we are making a commitment to help develop a skilled workforce that can meet the needs of the Constitution State’s growing economy,” said Erica Swanson, Google’s Head of Community Engagement.

Each event will include Google staff leading interactive workshops about issues ranging from search engine optimization and online marketing to coding and email basics. Attendees can also sign up for one-on-one training with Google staff, and tour demo booths to learn more about Google’s free products for learners and small businesses. Google is officially partnering with Hartford Chamber of Commerce, Hartford Public Library, New Haven Free Public Library, and Public Library of New London as well as the American Library Association for the trip, and will explore partnership opportunities with area organizations to help with job training and developing digital skills.

To learn more about the free event and to register, visit g.co/growconnecticut. Space will be limited; so please register in advance.

In its 2017 Economic Impact Report, Google found that 14,000 Connecticut businesses generated $4.13 billion in economic activity by using Google’s search and advertising tools.

DATES, TIMES, LOCATIONS:

February 11th: Hartford

  • 8:30am to 5:00pm
  • Hartford Public Library -- Albany Library
  • 1250 Albany Avenue,  Hartford, CT 06112

February 13th: New Haven

  • 9am to 4:30pm
  • New Haven Free Public Library
  • 133 Elm Street,  New Haven, CT 06510

February 15th: New London

  • 9am to 4:30pm
  • Public Library of New London
  • 63 Huntington Street, New London, CT 06320

For more information, click here.

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cronmpuser@hamlethub.com (Google) Neighbors Wed, 16 Jan 2019 02:17:43 -0500
Martin Luther King Jr. Program in Danbury https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/places/45916-martin-luther-king-jr-program45916-martin-luther-king-jr-program https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/places/45916-martin-luther-king-jr-program45916-martin-luther-king-jr-program

New Hope Baptist Church will host the 16th annual celebration of the life of Dr. King.  The continental breakfast will start at 9 am and the program will begin at 10 am for those not attending the breakfast.  Our guest speaker will be Rev. Quavon Newton and there will be performances by the DHS Jazz Band and other local youth choirs. 

This event is free and open to the public.

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info@newhopedanbury.org (Faye Walton) Places Wed, 16 Jan 2019 02:11:51 -0500
ACT of Connecticut Awarded by Broadway World https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/45919-act-of-connecticut-awarded-by-broadway-world-154760041645919-act-of-connecticut-awarded-by-broadway-world-1547600416 https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/45919-act-of-connecticut-awarded-by-broadway-world-154760041645919-act-of-connecticut-awarded-by-broadway-world-1547600416

ACT of Connecticut awarded as part of BroadwayWorld’s 2018 Theater Awards chosen by chosen by you - the local theater goers!

BroadwayWorld explains, “Regional productions, touring shows, and more were all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. This year the BroadwayWorld Regional Awards are bigger and better than ever, including over 100 cities across America, Canada, Central and South America, Europe, and Asia!”

Congratulations to ACT of Connecticut for winning 2018 Theatre of the Year! In addition ACT of Connecticut's production of "Evita" won in the Equity category for Best Musical & Best Ensemble Performance in a Musical. ACT won personal awards for: Best Actor in a Musical or Revue - Angel Lozada, Best Choreography - Charlie Sutton, Best Costume Design - Brenda Phelps, Best Direction of a Musical or Revue - Daniel Levine, Best Lighting Design - Jack Mehler, Best Musical Direction - Evan Roider, Best Scenic Design - Jack Mehler, and Best Sound Design - Stephen Jensen.

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cronmpuser@hamlethub.com (Broadway World) Events Tue, 15 Jan 2019 14:36:41 -0500
Snow predicted for Danbury by week’s end, stronger storm Saturday night into Sunday https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/45918-snow-predicted-for-danbury-by-week-s-end-stronger-storm-saturday-night-into-sunday-154759861745918-snow-predicted-for-danbury-by-week-s-end-stronger-storm-saturday-night-into-sunday-1547598617 https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/45918-snow-predicted-for-danbury-by-week-s-end-stronger-storm-saturday-night-into-sunday-154759861745918-snow-predicted-for-danbury-by-week-s-end-stronger-storm-saturday-night-into-sunday-1547598617

A quick moving but weak low pressure system will bring a light accumulating snowfall to Danbury Thursday night, January 17 into Friday morning, January 18, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

A more significant storm system will impact the region over the weekend, bringing the potential for snow and heavy rain Saturday night, January 19  into Sunday evening, January 20. Strong winds will bring an arctic blast Sunday afternoon into Monday.

The National Weather Service is predicting 2 to 4 inches for interior portions of northeastern New Jersey, the Lower Hudson Valley, and Southwest Connecticut and one inch for NYC/NJ metro and surroundings before a changeover to rain. Less than one inch is predicted for Southeastern LI and CT before a changeover to rain.

Travel is expected to be hazardous due to poor visibility and snow covered roads, particularly across the Interior, for the Friday morning commute.

In the wake of this system, a blast of arctic air is expected to rush into the region Sunday afternoon into Sunday Night, with the coldest air of the winter season expected into early next week.

Learn more on NWS website: NWS New York Website: https://www.weather.gov/okx/

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cronmpuser@hamlethub.com (NWS) Events Tue, 15 Jan 2019 14:28:13 -0500
Gov. Lamont Announces Public-Private Partnership to Assist Essential Federal Workers During Shutdown https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/politics/45917-gov-lamont-announces-public-private-partnership-to-assist-essential-federal-workers-during-shutdown45917-gov-lamont-announces-public-private-partnership-to-assist-essential-federal-workers-during-shutdown https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/politics/45917-gov-lamont-announces-public-private-partnership-to-assist-essential-federal-workers-during-shutdown45917-gov-lamont-announces-public-private-partnership-to-assist-essential-federal-workers-during-shutdown

Governor Ned Lamont today announced that a public-private partnership between the State of Connecticut and private banks, led by Webster Bank and supported by the Connecticut Bankers Association, will enable essential federal workers who are required to report to work without pay to receive unemployment assistance.

In addition, he is working with legislative leadership to emergency certify a bill that would ensure Connecticut is able to take advantage of any decision by the federal government to permit essential workers to collect earned unemployment insurance benefits. Lastly, Governor Lamont urged non-essential employees, who are not required to report to work, to access state unemployment benefits by contacting the Connecticut Department of Labor or their local American Job Center.

Read More: Gov. Lamont Announces Public-Private Partnership to Assist Essential Federal Workers During Shutdown

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kerry@ducey.org (Gov. Ned Lamont) Politics Tue, 15 Jan 2019 13:32:07 -0500
Najuma the Storyteller to visit Danbury Library for Multi-cultural Storytime https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/45913-najuma-the-storyteller-to-visit-danbury-library-for-multi-cultural-storytime45913-najuma-the-storyteller-to-visit-danbury-library-for-multi-cultural-storytime https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/events/45913-najuma-the-storyteller-to-visit-danbury-library-for-multi-cultural-storytime45913-najuma-the-storyteller-to-visit-danbury-library-for-multi-cultural-storytime

The Danbury Library invites children from ages 3 to 8 years old to a special “Echoes of Tradition: A Multi-Cultural Storytime” with Najuma the Storyteller on Tuesday, February 5th from 4-5pm. 

Najuma will tell colorful stories that are diverse, age-appropriate and interactive.  The stories will be fun to listen to and will leave the audience with a lesson to ponder.

The program is free of charge.  Registration is required online at danburylibrary.org, click on ‘View Calendar’ or call 203.797.4505, option 5.

The program is sponsored by the FRIENDS of the Danbury Library.  The Danbury Library is located at 170 Main Street in Danbury, CT.  For more information contact Christine Furlo at 203.797.4505, ext. 7730 or cfurlo@danburylibrary.org.

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kerry@ducey.org (Maryellen DeJong) Events Tue, 15 Jan 2019 10:25:25 -0500
Ryer Named As Connecticut REALTORS® 2019 Vice President-At-Large For Small Firms Regions 1 & 2 https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/neighbors/45911-ryer-named-as-connecticut-realtors-2019-vice-president-at-large-for-small-firms-regions-1-245911-ryer-named-as-connecticut-realtors-2019-vice-president-at-large-for-small-firms-regions-1-2 https://news.hamlethub.com/danbury/neighbors/45911-ryer-named-as-connecticut-realtors-2019-vice-president-at-large-for-small-firms-regions-1-245911-ryer-named-as-connecticut-realtors-2019-vice-president-at-large-for-small-firms-regions-1-2

M. Augustus “Gus” Ryer, a REALTOR® and commercial broker with Ryer Associates in Danbury, has been elected as the 2019 Vice President-at-Large for Small Firms, Region 1 and 2 for the Connecticut REALTORS® (CTR). He has been an active member of both CTR and the Northern Fairfield County Association of REALTORS® (NFCAR) since 2011.

Ryer serves as a CTR Director, Trustee to the REALTORS® Political Action Committee and sits on the Executive and Legislative/Political Affairs Committees.

Locally, Ryer is a NFCAR Director, and Legislative Liaison and President for the Commercial Brokers Alliance of Western Connecticut. He’s a Director of the Housatonic Development Corporation which provides government guaranteed real estate loans to small and medium-sized businesses. A third generation REALTOR®, Ryer resides in Southbury CT.

Ryer commenced his term on January 1, 2019.

Connecticut REALTORS® is a statewide trade association representing nearly 17,000 real estate professionals engaged in all aspects of real estate in Connecticut. The term REALTOR® is trademarked and denotes membership in the National Association of REALTORS®.

 

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kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Neighbors Tue, 15 Jan 2019 10:23:54 -0500