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  1. Teens' Needs Vary By Age, Research Shows

    Teens' Needs Vary By Age, Research Shows

    Adolescents vary a lot by age group, a recent article in the Wall Street Journal reports, as the author reviews some of the newer research. Both changes in behavior and what parents can do to help varies by age.For example, 11- to 12-year-old may actually backslide in some ways, like spatial learning and organization, the Journal reports. Parents can help by establishing routines or ...

  2. St. Michael’s Lutheran Church In New Canaan Welcomes New Pastor

    St. Michael’s Lutheran Church In New Canaan Welcomes New Pastor

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in New Canaan has a new pastor, and he'll be preaching there for the first time on Sunday, Aug. 28. The church voted Rev. Dr. Derrick Fallon as its new pastor on July 17.Fallon has served St. John's Lutheran Church, in Randolph, Neb., for the past 10 years -- but he was originally a member of the New England Synod. He and his wife Pam ...

  3. Connecticut Reaches Agreement With DOJ To Allow Motor-Voter Registration

    Connecticut Reaches Agreement With DOJ To Allow Motor-Voter Registration

    HARTFORD, Conn. -- Connecticut officials have reached an out-of-court agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice that outlines a plan to electronically register voters through the DMV -- and the new system will go into use Monday, Aug. 8. Secretary of the State Denise Merrill and DMV Commissioner Michael Bzdyra announced the resolution on Friday. Now, when residents apply for a ...

  4. Cockroach Milk With Your Cookies, Westport?

    Cockroach Milk With Your Cookies, Westport?

    In a society that loves its nutritional supplements, cockroach "milk" may one day find its way onto the shelves, CNN recently reported.Researchers published their work this month, noting that the substance -- present in Pacific beetle cockroaches, the only species that births live babies instead of eggs -- is very nutritious, with high levels of protein, fat and sugar, ...

  5. Friends Honored For Raising More Than $100K For MS In Westport

    Friends Honored For Raising More Than $100K For MS In Westport

    WESTPORT, Conn. -- Tom Patterson and Lee Caney were honored with the newly-created Mission Champion award at the annual meeting of the Connecticut Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. They two have raised $104,000 for the chapter.Nine years ago this winter, Patterson and Caney were on a beach in Westport with friends while their children played. Someone dared Patterson to ...

  6. Bartender Gets Burned While Margarita Making

    Bartender Gets Burned While Margarita Making

    While sharks and sunburn may seem like the more obvious perils of summer, there's another danger that's lurking: margarita making. The Atlantic recently reported on the case of a bartender who ended up with large blisters, simply from squeezing limes and being in the sun.According to The Atlantic, in June, Justin Fehntrich was bartending for a fundraiser on a Fire Island estate, and ...

  7. General Mills Recalls Flour, Betty Crocker Cake Mixes

    General Mills Recalls Flour, Betty Crocker Cake Mixes

    General Mills recalled batches of several types of flour, and it's now expanding the recall to include two types of cake mixes that used that flour.The new recall includes the Betty Crocker Super Moist Carrot Cake Mix and Super Moist Party Rainbow Chip Cake Mix.State and federal authorities are researching 38 illnesses across 20 states related to a specific type of E. coli -- E. coli ...

  8. Honda Of Westport Donates $1,500 To DARE Program

    Honda Of Westport Donates $1,500 To DARE Program

    WESTPORT, Conn. -- Westport Police DARE Officer Ed Batlin recently accepted a $1,500 check from Honda of Westport for the DARE program he runs on behalf of the Westport Police Department. The DARE program -- Drug Abuse Resistance Education -- was first founded in 1983, in Los Angeles. This is the second year in row that Perkins Automotive/Honda of Westport has donated to the program. ...

  9. Flags Lowered As Connecticut Leaders Express Outrage Over Police Shootings

    Flags Lowered As Connecticut Leaders Express Outrage Over Police Shootings

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Gov. Dannel Malloy announced Friday that all U.S. and state flags in Connecticut should be lowered to half-staff to honor the victims of Thursday night’s deadly attack in Dallas on police officers.Flags should remain at half-staff until sunset on Tuesday, July 12, in accordance with a proclamation from President Barack Obama. As a peaceful protest over fatal ...

  10. Monkeys, Humans Both Monkey Around Less With Age

    Monkeys, Humans Both Monkey Around Less With Age

    While none of the subjects were heard to utter "Get off my lawn!" older monkeys observed in a recent study shared a variety of traits with older humans, the New York Times recently reported.Researchers studied over 100 Barbary macaque monkeys with a large age range, from 4 to 29, which one researcher said is about 105 in human years. And those primates shared some familiar ...

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