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Connecticut State Medical Society Inaugurates Its 183rd President

The Connecticut State Medical Society has inaugurated the director of the Retina and Macula Center at the Yale University School of Medicine as its 183rd President, the group has announced. Dr. Ron Adelman, who is also a professor and scientific director of the European VitreoRetinal Society (EVRS), was inaugurated this week at the organization’s 2021 Annual Meeting. Adelman succeeds Dr. Gregory Shangold, of Mansfield, who led CSMS through the COVID-19 public health emergency. Adelman said in...

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Capitol Consulting Adds Lobbyist

HARTFORD – Capitol Consulting LLC has added a new lobbyist to its ranks. The Hartford-based, full-service state government relations firm has announced that it hired Reagan Kenney, a 2020 Central Connecticut State University graduate, as a Government Relations Associate/Lobbyist. Kenney was previously a legislative intern for Capitol Consulting. In addition to lobbying, Kenney also will manage the firm’s social media presence, maintain the firm’s bill-tracking system, research issues for...

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‘Building Bridges Nonprofit Week’ Kicks Off Monday

The Alliance for Nonprofit Growth and Opportunity (TANGO) will partner with various for-profit organizations to deliver virtual educational sessions to help non-profits as it starts its “Building Bridges Nonprofit Week” on Monday, Oct. 4. TCORS Capitol Group (TCG) will offer a virtual educational session about Connecticut’s political landscape at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 5. The session, titled “Connecticut Politics - What’s Next?” will discuss state politics but also cover the American Rescue...

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‘Staffer’ Podcast Features Discussion on Redistricting

Kelly Burton, President of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC), is the featured guest on the fall premiere of Global Strategy Group’s podcast “Staffer,” where she discusses the important role of public participation - and Census data - in putting together fair maps for voting districts that adequately represent the needs of every community. The process of redistricting occurs every 10 years after Census data is taken and used to redraw the lines for voting districts. While...

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Officers are First Graduates of Connecticut Institute for Youth and Police Relations

Fourteen police officers from seven municipalities are the first-ever graduates from the Connecticut Institute for Youth and Police Relations, from which they will go back to their communities with their own programs that will benefit the local youth and help build strong relationships, officials said. The University of New Haven’s Center for Advanced Policing and Tow Youth Justice Institute held the graduation last week at the Hartford Public Library. This initiative was designed to provide...

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Work of Renowned Japanese artist featured in Upcoming Exhibit at The Art Museum, USJ

The Art Museum at the University of Saint Joseph will soon open its “TAJIMA IN RELIEF” exhibition featuring a retrospective of relief prints by renowned Japanese artist Tajima Hiroyuki. The exhibit will officially open with a public reception from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 24, and will continue through Dec. 11.The exhibit will feature more than 60 prints, and “examines Tajima’s recurring themes and his approach to abstraction. Tajima exemplifies the inventive incorporation of...

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New Haven Foundation and UConn Start BIPOC Cohort for Nonprofit Leadership Program

With current nonprofit executive leaders retiring, the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven has started its first BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color) Cohort for Nonprofit Leadership Program.Created in partnership with the University of Connecticut, the cohort officially kicked off this month and aims to develop new and more diverse leadership, organizers said. “This program intentionally focuses on building leadership and practical skills of people of color who are already...

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CT DOT Launches Pedestrian Safety Campaign Ahead of Oct. 1 Changes to Law

New rules aimed at better protecting pedestrians will soon go into effect in Connecticut, and the state Department of Transportation is making the public aware of those rules through its “The Pedestrian Rules” campaign. One law, which goes into effect Oct. 1, expands the circumstances under which drivers will have to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians at both marked and unmarked crosswalks that are not controlled by traffic signals or police officers. According to the law, a driver must...

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CT Restaurant Association’s Executive Director Talks Recovery

The state’s restaurants that survived the COVID-19 pandemic still face challenges in the months ahead, including the virus’s delta variant and worker shortage, according to the Connecticut Restaurant Association’s executive director. Scott Dolch, a recent guest on the National Restaurant Association’s podcast “Order Up,” said the industry’s workforce in Connecticut – according to June numbers – is nearly 30,000 jobs short of where it was pre-pandemic. Restaurants “have the demand but how are...

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CT State Dental Association Welcomes New Executive Director

The Connecticut State Dental Association (CSDA), a statewide professional membership organization with more than 2,000 members, has a new executive director. The CSDA has appointed Kathlene Gerrity to the position, according to an announcement made this week. Gerrity most recently served as executive director of the Connecticut Burns Care Foundation.Gerrity said in the announcement that she plans on spending the next few months meeting the group’s members. Gerrity will work with the CSDA’s...

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