New Maya Angelou Stamp’s Quote Is Connecticut Author’s, Not Angelou’s

04/08/15

New Maya Angelou Stamp’s Quote Is Connecticut Author’s, Not Angelou’s

The United States Postal Service released its stamp honoring author, poet and Civil Rights activist Maya Angelou Tuesday amid a bit of controversy.   (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.3"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); Today, we officially dedicated the Maya Angelou Forever stamp. Thank you First Lady Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey,... Posted by US Postal Service on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 Angelou's famous autobiography is entitled "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," and the quote on the stamp says, "A bird doesn't...

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Proposed Funding for Charter Schools Adds Fire to Ongoing Debate

04/08/15

Proposed Funding for Charter Schools Adds Fire to Ongoing Debate

The debate between charter schools and public schools wages on as the governor announces increased charter funding over the next several years.

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Yale University's American Cancer Society Relay For Life Set for April 10

04/06/15

Yale University's American Cancer Society Relay For Life Set for April 10

When Aurelious Woolfolk Jr. found out his father had bladder cancer, his first thought was about death. That was more than a decade ago, and his father is alive today. Woolfolk, 38, a New Haven firefighter, has made a personal commitment to do his part to help find a cure for the disease. That’s why he, along with others, will participate in the upcoming Yale University American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life. “I come from a praying family and believe that anything is possible, but when you hear cancer, oftentimes death is right around the corner,” said Woolfolk (right, with his father.) “He’s been lucky enough to have caught it early on, before it had a chance to spread, which has been a blessing,” he said. “The relay is...

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Refugees Fleeing ISIS Terror in Iraq Have a Connecticut ‘Archangel’

04/01/15

Refugees Fleeing ISIS Terror in Iraq Have a Connecticut ‘Archangel’

Stuart D. Hirsch of Saint Mary's Hospital in Waterbury made a six-day trip to Iraq in early March.

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Stamford Students Develop Potentially Lifesaving Drone Device for Water Rescues

03/27/15

Stamford Students Develop Potentially Lifesaving Drone Device for Water Rescues

It’s called Project Ryptide, and it can instantly deliver a life preserver by drone to a distressed swimmer.

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