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

McGorty: Sanctuary law ‘unthinkable’

State Rep. Ben McGorty (R-122nd District), a member of the Judiciary Committee, spoke out against a proposal to make Connecticut a sanctuary state on Wednesday. McGorty represents the parts of Trumbull between Huntington Tpke. and the Shelton border. “The proposal would protect illegal immigrants from Federal Immigration Laws,” McGorty said. “It is unthinkable that anyone would propose such legislation. We … read more

Aquarion Water Company warns of dangers of walking on reservoir ice

With winter in full swing, officials at Aquarion Water Company are warning people not to trespass at local reservoirs when taking part in winter recreational activities. “Over the last few weeks, we have seen an increase in unlawful winter recreational activities on our reservoir properties, including walking on reservoir ice,” said Stephen Stamos, Aquarion’s manager of Natural Resources. “We want … read more