Shaban, former GOP state rep, to run for attorney general


Former Republican state Rep. John Shaban announced Tuesday his intention to form a candidate committee to run for Connecticut attorney general. Shaban will be filing paperwork with the State Elections Enforcement Commission, and has already spoken with most of the Republican gubernatorial candidates and the Republican Attorneys General Association about his plans. “Connecticut’s economy continues to underperform, starving our citizens … read more

Run to end the stigma of addiction

Gary Mendell and his son Brian, who took his own life in 2011 when he could no longer cope with the stigma of addiction.

As many of you know, after an almost 10-year battle with addiction, my son Brian lost his life on Oct. 20, 2011. More tragically, it was not just addiction that took my son’s life. It was also the shame and isolation he felt so often. I often think about Brian’s last visit home. One his last day home, we had … read more

Michael Ness Play it Forward Golf Tourney coming Sept. 18

The Michael Ness Play it Forward Golf Tournament will celebrate the life of a young man who was treated at the Bridgeport Hospital facility.

Make it “Fore for #4,” at the fourth annual Play it Forward Golf Tourney to raise funds to support Connecticut’s only regional burn center and celebrate the life of a local young man who was treated at the Bridgeport Hospital facility. Golfers are urged to make their reservations now for the Monday, Sept. 18, Michael Ness Play it Forward Golf Tournament … read more

Connecticut accepts new medical marijuana conditions

Medical marijuana producers are tightly regulated.

Today, the Board of Physicians met to discuss adding conditions to Connecticut’s Medical Marijuana Program. The board previously met in June, and recommended the addition of three conditions. The board recommended the replacement of two previously recommended conditions with conditions that will allow physicians to treat medical marijuana patients more effectively, and avoid redundancy in the program’s conditions. “The Board … read more

BBB: Tips when buying a pet

According to Connecticut Better Business Bureau, consumers can avoid pitfalls associated with unscrupulous pet sellers by being extra cautious and doing their research. Even though the wide majority of breeders are ethical, criminals know that consumers will often turn to the internet when looking for a supplier without doing their homework. The results can be devastating and expensive. “Sometimes scammers … read more

Newtown Savings Bank issues succession plan

Kenneth L. Weinstein of Easton, left, will succeed John F. Trentacosta as president & CEO. Anthony F. Giobbi of Ridgefield will assume the new role of chief banking officer.

The Newtown Savings Bank board of directors announced organizational changes resulting from yearlong succession planning efforts. Effective Jan. 1, 2018, Kenneth L. Weinstein of Easton will succeed John F. Trentacosta as president & CEO. Trentacosta previously announced his planned retirement, after 19 years with the bank, effective Dec. 31. Anthony F. Giobbi of Ridgefield will assume the new role of … read more

Shatterproof scores spot in National Brackets For Good Tournament

Shatterproof was founded by Easton resident Gary Mendell, who lost his son Brian to addiction.

After more than one month of competitive giving, Shatterproof has earned its place — out of 64 other nonprofit organizations — in the National Championship for the 2017 Brackets For Good Tournament. Shatterproof, the leading national nonprofit working to end the devastation addiction causes families, will face Allied Arts in the final round of the March Madness style competition for the … read more

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