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South Windsor Student Places 3rd In Global Invention Competition

A 6th grader from South Windsor recently took third place in a global competition for her invention of a reusable and affordable filter. Gauri Kumbar’s invention, The Ultimate Filter, placed third in the 3rd- to 5th-grade category at the first Invention Convention Globals presented by Raytheon Technologies. The virtual awards celebration was Aug. 20, and was hosted by Gray Bright, Senior Director of Development at Hasbro, with special keynote speaker William Kamkwamba, author of The Boy Who...

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Mashantucket Pequot Nation To Present ‘Schemitzun’ Feast

The public can enjoy tribal dance exhibitions, music, as well as Native American-made crafts and cuisine at the annual Schemitzun: Feast of Green Corn and Dance, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 28 and 29, at the Mashantucket Pequot Cultural Grounds. The event is family-friendly and marks the ushering in of the 2021 harvest season, where the Nation will “give thanks to the Creator for our rich heritage while honoring our ancestors, warriors, veterans, and Elders,” according to the...

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Capitol Hill Veteran Discusses Immigration Reform on Podcast

Capitol Hill Attorney Debra Dixon recently joined host Jim O’Brien on “The Political Life” podcast to discuss immigration, politics, and her new job as a principal at Ferox Strategies, a bipartisan government relations firm.Dixon worked for former Congressman Xavier Becerra of California as his chief of staff. Becerra is now serving as the 25th U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services. Dixon said she was working under Becerra at a time when there was an opportunity to reform the country’s...

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TCORS Capitol Group Pulls Together Glossary for Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency’s profile continues to rise in the financial world, but prospective investors may not know many of the terms associated with this particular currency. TCORS Capitol Group LLC has put together a glossary for cryptocurrency, exploring various terms covering a variety of topics, including "blockchain technology" and "decentralization" as it pertains to the field.According to Investopedia, cryptocurrency is “a digital or virtual currency that is secured by cryptography, which makes...

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CT Audubon Society Releases Video Regarding Bird Virus

The Connecticut Audubon Society recently organized an expert panel discussion on the condition that is killing birds, and has now posted the video from that event for the public. The Zoom discussion, titled “Dying Birds: What We Know and What We Don’t Know,” features various experts including: Jenny Dickson, Director of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s Wildlife Division; Brian Evans, Ph.D., Migratory Bird Ecologist at the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center;...

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Work_Space in Manchester to Host Art in Action: Young Artists’ Vision of 2020

The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving will bring its exhibit – titled Art in Action: Young Artists’ Vision of 2020 – to Work_Space in Manchester through Sept. 24. The exhibit features the work of teenagers from the foundation's 29-town region where they explored their experiences living in a pandemic. The exhibit features visual art and music. Part of the revitalization of downtown Manchester, Work_Space is a municipally-owned space. It includes three art galleries and media-equipped...

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Brown Rudnick Attorney Recognized as New York Law Journal 2021 Rising Star

An attorney from Brown Rudnick’s Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring Practice Group has been selected as one of the New York Law Journal’s 2021 “Rising Stars,” the firm has announced. Uchechi Egeonuigwe, who is based out of the firm’s New York office, is receiving this honor as one of “the region’s most promising lawyers under 40 in their professional practice and in the legal community,” according to the announcement from the Journal. Egeonuigwe – a former judicial law clerk in the...

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CBIA Adds to Membership, Communications Staff

The state’s largest business organization has made additions to its membership and communications staff this summer. Recently the Connecticut Business & Industry Association (CBIA) promoted Joe Dias, who had been the group’s director of membership for 15 years, to vice president for membership. “This promotion recognizes the additional responsibilities Joe has assumed around member engagement, benefits, and services in the past 18 months,” CBIA Service Corp. president Ken Comeau said in a...

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CT State Dental Association Urges Dental Professionals To Get Vaccinated

Dental professionals should get vaccinated for COVID-19 and other infectious diseases, according to the Connecticut State Dental Association in a recently released statement. The Association, which advocates for its 2,300 members statewide, “strongly” encourages dental professionals to get vaccinated in accordance with the American Dental Association’s policy, the statement reads. The CSDA's announcement is consistent with a statement released in late July by the ADA, which is not yet calling...

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Local Auxiliaries Raise $400,000 for The Village for Families & Children

Auxiliaries for The Village for Families and Children in Hartford have raised $400,000 to help support the agency, which provides a variety of services for children, adults and families in the Greater Hartford region, the organization announced on Thursday. The Auxiliaries in Glastonbury, Simsbury, Suffield and West Hartford raised the funds through selling new and used clothing, accessories, antiques, toys and household items at their Second Chance Shops.  The Second Chance Shops are run by...

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