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Norwalk's Flutter Zone opens Memorial Day weekend at The Maritime Aquarium

NORWALK, Conn. (WTNH) — The Flutter Zone at the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk open Saturday featuring tropical exotic butterflies.

David Sigworth spokesperson with The Maritime Aquarium said, “most of them are from Central America there may be some species from Asia and Africa and it will change over the course of the summer we will have different species in here.” 194 more words

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Western Connecticut State University names new president

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Western Connecticut State University has a new president.

The Board of Regents for Higher Education approved the appointment of John Clark on Thursday. 106 more words

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Newtown must pay long-term disability to cop after massacre

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut state board has ruled that Newtown must pay long-term disability to a police officer who developed anxiety and depression after responding to the 2012 shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School. 132 more words

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Survey finds US schools ramping up safety measures

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. public schools beefed up security measures with safety drills and parent notification systems in the years surrounding the massacre at Connecticut’s Sandy Hook Elementary School, according to a government survey released Thursday. 367 more words

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Woman arrested for embezzling from Monroe school's PTO funds

MONROE, Conn. (WTNH)– A woman has been arrested for embezzling thousands of dollars from a Monroe elementary school’s PTO funds.

Police say 34-year-old, Sarah Chiarelli, turned herself in to Monroe police Thursday, for using money in the Stepney Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization banking accounts for her personal expenses. 195 more words

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Fairfield County: "The ATM of American politics"


STAMFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — President Obama’s visit to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London marked the first of two stops he would make in the state Wednesday. 209 more words

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Hartford man pleads guilty to tax evasion

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH) — Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and William Offord, Special Agent in Charge of IRS Criminal Investigation in New England, announced today that Troy Hester, 42-year-old, of Hartford pleaded guilty yesterday in Bridgeport federal court to one count of tax evasion. 176 more words

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