Month: September 2020

DPH Releases Comprehensive Guidance for All Organized Sports

Hartford, CT – The Department of Public Health (DPH) today released comprehensive guidance and recommendations for organized sports, including youth and adult club and private league play. DPH had previously released guidance to scholastic athletic leagues in Connecticut concerning fall sports. The guidance is intended to guide local health departments, municipalities and league organizers in…

Bysiewicz announces CT continues to be one of the best-counted states in the country

Encourages Remaining Households to Respond to the 2020 U.S. Census as Sept. 30 Deadline Approaches Hartford, CT – With counting efforts for the 2020 U.S. Census set to end on Sept. 30, Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz encouraged the remaining Connecticut households to respond to the decennial questionnaire. Connecticut’s total enumeration rate – the self-response rate…

SHU granted nearly $250,000 for community college cybertraining program

FAIRFIELD, CT – Sacred Heart University has received nearly $250,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a project that aims to teach advanced skills in cyberinfrastructure security to community-college students. The NSF is an independent federal agency that funds around 25% of all federally supported, basic research conducted by national, higher-education institutions. Its grant…

Norwalk Community Health Center in top 10% of health centers nationwide for 2nd year

Norwalk, CT, September 2, 2020] The US Department of Health and Social Services has recognized Norwalk Community Health Center, Inc. (NCHC) among the top 10% of health centers nationally for clinical quality in 2019 and again in 2020. According to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), NCHC, a nonprofit 501(c)3 healthcare provider, is one…

GasBuddy: CT gas prices unchanged in the past week

Connecticut gas prices are unchanged in the past week, averaging $2.18/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 1,540 stations. Gas prices in Connecticut are unchanged versus a month ago and stand 50.3 cents per gallon lower than a year ago. According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Connecticut is priced at $1.82/g…

The Ridgefield Playhouse celebrates 20 years

Although they had to close their doors to inside shows on March 13th, move/cancel more than 120 shows so far (equaling a loss of more than $3 million in ticket income), and cancel their Summer Gala, the other big fundraiser that they depend on, The Ridgefield Playhouse, a nonprofit theater in Ridgefield CT, is not…

Record Earnings For Homes for the Brave Signature Fundraiser  Over $108,000 Raised To Support Homeless Veterans

BRIDGEPORT, CT – Over 630 people from across the country participated in the 6th Annual Step OUT for the Brave challenge last month, raising a record-shattering $108,910 to help homeless and at-risk Veterans. The signature fundraiser for Bridgeport’s Homes for the Brave (HFTB) organization was expanded this year to a virtual format, allowing even more…