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CT NAMI Announces Three Hires

The Connecticut chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has welcomed three new hires who the organization said will help advance their mission of providing support, education, and advocacy to state residents. The three employees are Torry Bernard, the Young Adult Program Assistant; Monica Lamoureux, Fundraising and Communications Manager, and; Skyler Pruneau, “CT STAY STRONG” project assistant. According to NAMI, Bernard uses her experiences with the foster care and mental...

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CTData Announces Two New Hires

The Connecticut Data Collaborative (CTData) recently announced two additions to its staff, one whose job will be to make information more readily available to the public, and another who will instruct the public on how to improve their data literacy. Previously a regional field lead with Power California, Niq Toliver will serve as the group’s Civic Tech Developer. She will help make data accessible by developing software and web applications as well as mapping tools and dashboards, CTData...

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Connecticut Public and Connecticut League of Women Voters Announce 2022 Statewide Candidate Debate Series

Connecticut Public and the League of Women Voters of Connecticut (LWVCT) have scheduled a series of eight debates featuring candidates from races for governor, U.S. Senate, secretary of state, and the five congressional districts.The seven-week series will begin Thurs., Sept. 15 and will end with the gubernatorial debate on Thurs., Oct. 27th. A live audience will attend each debate, which will be moderated by a Connecticut Public journalist.The schedule is as follows: Thursday, September 15, 8...

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Foxwoods Appoints Senior Vice President of Marketing

Foxwoods Resort Casino has appointed a new marketing senior vice president who brings with him more than 15 years of experience in the gaming industry. Blair Bendel, who most recently served as regional vice president of marketing at Las Vegas-based Boyd Gaming, Inc., will direct several areas as part of his position, including entertainment, player development, special events, direct/database marketing, advertising, brand, social, web/app, and public relations, according to Foxwoods...

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CTLCV Announces Two New Hires

The Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV) recently announced the addition of a new communications coordinator and office manager to its staff. A recent graduate of the University of Connecticut with a degree in Journalism, Azya Thornton will help the organization fight climate change by communicating its concerns to the state legislature and through community outreach, according to Executive Director Lori Brown. Thornton was also recently an intern with the CT Mirror, a nonprofit...

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Lieberman Scholarship Fund Awards Scholarships to Five Connecticut Students

The Joe Lieberman Connecticut Scholarship Fund has awarded five Connecticut high school graduates each with a $1,500 scholarship as members of the 10th class of Lieberman Scholars, Fund representatives recently announced. The Fund - which has awarded $225,000 since its inception - will renew those scholarships if the students maintain a good academic record. The Fund also announced that it awarded scholarships to 14 returning college students. The five recipients are: Arjun Anand of Stamford....

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Winners of Connecticut Bar Foundation Essay Contest Announced

A statewide high school essay contest focusing on the COVID-19 pandemic generated a record-breaking number of submissions from across Connecticut, according to the Connecticut Bar Foundation (CBF). The CBF and the James W. Cooper Fellows recently announced the winners of the 22nd Annual Quintin Johnstone Statewide High School essay contest, which drew submissions from 46 schools. Junseong Jo, a senior at Canterbury School, is the statewide winner of the contest. The two runners up are Caroline...

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Hartford Law Firm Donates 110 Bicycles To Area Youths

More than 100 children will receive bikes following a drive organized by Hartford law firm Day Pitney. Attorneys and staff at the law firm hosted a “Return to the Block Party” event in late June on Pratt Street in downtown Hartford during which they donated around 110 bikes to three local organizations that support families in the Hartford area, organizers said. The three organizations include the Boys and Girls Club of Hartford, the Wilson-Gray YMCA and the Salvation Army. These groups will...

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Emergency Management Symposium Returns After Two-Year Hiatus

What started as a discussion about how state and local governments can better respond to disasters following Hurricane Katrina in 2005 has turned into an annual event attended by more than 500 municipal, state, and business leaders. The 2022 Connecticut Emergency Management Symposium will begin at 8 a.m. tomorrow (Wed., April 27) at the Aria Banquet Hall in Prospect, and will feature discussions about the state's reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as cybersecurity, school security, and...

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