Volunteers needed for mock emergency drill at Trumbull High

Residents can help prepare their town for an emergency this summer, as the Trumbull, Stratford, and Monroe health departments are planning a mass vaccination drill. The departments are looking for about 100 community volunteers to play the role of patients who have been exposed to a communicable disease. “The scenario is intended to test our readiness in the event of … read more

Girl Scouts of Connecticut to host former White House communications director

Girl Scouts of Connecticut will host “A Conversation with Jennifer Palmieri” on Tuesday, April 9, from 6:30-8 p.m., at Race Brook Country Club in Orange. Palmieri was the White House communications director for President Barack Obama and head of communications for the Hillary Clinton Presidential Campaign. She served in the West Wing for 12 years under Presidents Obama and Clinton. … read more

Citizen scientist volunteers sought for ‘Frog Watch’

Gray tree frog —Maritime Aquarium photo

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is seeking citizen-scientist volunteers who will be … hoppy to help with a census of frogs in their neighborhoods. An army of trained volunteers is needed to provide local data to a national program called “FrogWatch.” The local effort is a collaboration between The Maritime Aquarium, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport and Yale’s Peabody Museum … read more