by STAFF | Oct 13, 2014 5:09 am | Comments (1)
Derby police issued a warning Sunday for “distraction burglaries” targeting the elderly.
There have been four such crimes in the hilltop area of east Derby, according to information from Derby Police Lt. Justin Stanko, and similar crimes have been reported in the region.
by Patricia Villers | Oct 10, 2014 9:06 pm | Comments (0)
U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro was at Griffin Hospital in Derby Friday to build support for a proposed federal law that would compel medical personnel to give breast density information to women after they receive a mammogram.
Women with dense breast tissue face a higher risk of breast cancer, according to the American Cancer Society.
They are also more likely to have an inaccurate mammogram.
by Eugene Driscoll | Oct 9, 2014 10:38 pm | Comments (0)
October is busy.
There are things to do with your family this weekend.
Here is a list of events we know about.
Keep in mind there are events we don’t know about, but event organizers have the ability to add events to our events calendar.
Also keep the weather in mind. Event organizers usually don’t contact us with cancellation information.
by Kurt Miller | Seymour First Selectman | Oct 9, 2014 10:16 am | Comments (0)
It’s not too late to sign up for the 5th Annual Pink ProMENade!!!
And please don’t think that you need to walk in high heels or wear a dress to take part.
Just as it is in the fight against breast cancer, we need the support of our friends and loved ones.
by Press Release | Oct 8, 2014 8:47 am | Comments (0)
Thomas Eighmie, Emergency Management Director for the Town of Seymour announces that the Office of Emergency Management will sponsor a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training to begin January 26, 2015.
The training is free and applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
by Patricia Villers | Oct 7, 2014 8:41 pm | Comments (0)
Statistics show that one in four women suffers domestic abuse in her lifetime, BHCare President Roberta J. Cook told about 70 people at a vigil in Huntington last week.
But Shelton resident Marie Viglione doesn’t need statistics to know about the bleak realities of domestic violence — she lived through more than a half-decade of abuse on her own.
Viglione was a victim decades ago, before groups like BHCare’s Umbrella Center for Domestic Violence Services existed to help abuse victims.
by Press Release | Oct 7, 2014 3:00 pm | Comments (0)
Pictured are Seymour High School students pausing for a moment outside the Grand Ballroom of Southern Connecticut State University’s Michael J. Adanti Student Center, where a forum was conducted Monday (Oct. 6) about the 2014 midterm and gubernatorial elections.
The program reviewed polling data, television advertising and historical trends to examine the fight for control of Congress and the campaigns for Connecticut’s most hotly contested elections.
by STAFF | Oct 7, 2014 10:57 am | Comments (0)
There is a cut-a-thon and after-party Saturday in Seymour to support “Seymour Pink,” a grassroots effort to raise money to help battle breast cancer.
EnV Hair Lounge and Wig Center is hosting its third-annual Cut-a-Thon on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
by Patricia Villers | Oct 6, 2014 8:40 am | Comments (0)
Saturday was a day to celebrate life and make memories, despite less-than-cooperative weather.
A dreary drizzle failed to dampen the spirits of the more than 1,800 people who participated in the Pounding the Pavement for Pink 5K in Seymour.
I was happy to be a part of the third annual event hosted by Seymour Pink, a community’s fight against breast cancer.
by Press Release | Oct 2, 2014 11:17 pm | Comments (0)
State Senator Joseph J. Crisco Jr. (D-Woodbridge) was honored Thursday with a “Special Recognition Award” by the Valley Women’s Health Initiative for his legislative work over the past five years that has helped countless women secure extra ultrasounds and MRIs – all paid for by commercial insurance – in an effort to increase the early detection and treatment of breast cancer.