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The Faithful Shopper: All for Love

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 04.01.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Ah, Valentine's Day, when we show those we love the extent of our affections the old-fashioned way -- with gifts! Fortunately, we have multiple option...

Reflecting on the One Year Anniversary of the Sandy Hook Shooting

Sen. Richard Blumenthal | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics
Sen. Richard Blumenthal

Newtown changed all of us forever, and now our obligation is to change the world for the better. And that means keeping faith with the families, and all Americans, in seeking to prevent such horrors from happening.

An Interview with Freddy Cole

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

The singer/pianist Freddy Cole is a national treasure and at 81 years young he is still a masterful entertainer.

Chick Corea and the Vigil Light Up the Night at Stamford's Columbus Park

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 10.14.2013 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

Mr. Corea is a world-class pianist and keyboard artist whose presence has been at the forefront of the contemporary jazz scene for nearly half a century.

High Capacity Magazines - The Key Means of Massacre for Mass Murderers Must be Banned

Sen. Richard Blumenthal | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics
Sen. Richard Blumenthal

I'm offering an amendment to the Senate's gun violence prevention measure that would ban high-capacity magazines, a common-sense proposal that a majority of Americans support. Passing this amendment is not only the right thing to do, it's the smart thing to do.

How Obama and Democrats Can Win Passage of an Assault Weapons Ban

Andy Ostroy | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

In the wake of the Newtown school massacre, President Obama and Democrats would be wise to frame the gun control debate in a similar fashion: "You're either protecting children or you're not."

We Need to Heal Ourselves, Too

Carol Evans | Posted 02.17.2013 | Parents
Carol Evans

Today, we need to turn our hearts inward to heal our own sadness. We need to talk mom-to-mom and comfort each other, to give each other a soft shoulder to cry on.

The Newtown Massacre: Time for Legislation, Not Conversation

Andy Ostroy | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

There's plenty of room in a civilized society for people to protect themselves, their homes and still shoot helpless deer if they so choose without allowing deadly combat-style assault weapons to end up in the hands of demonic, psychotic monsters.

Guns Are Not Our Issue, Our Children Are

Dominique Browning | Posted 02.16.2013 | Parents
Dominique Browning

Why is the law-abiding, peace-loving majority cowed, over and over again, by the rants (and dollars) of the extremists among us? Why are we not pushing through an agenda that protects our children's future on every issue?

New Study Demystifies Neuroscience's Most Celebrated Case

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 05.18.2012 | Science

It's easy enough to understand the ghastly accident that befell poor Phineas Gage in Cavendish, Vermont on Sept. 13, 1848: the 25-year-old railroad wo...

Stamford's Farewell Tribute to Musician Ralph MacDonald

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 03.24.2012 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

If the evening made one thing clear it was that Ralph MacDonald never forgot his native "Trini" culture and especially its buoyant sounds. He brought the easy sway and earthy vibrancy of those sounds to all the music he made across all genres.

Suspect In East Coast Rapes Challenges Extradition To Virginia

AP | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN | Posted 01.28.2012 | DC

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A Connecticut judge on Monday agreed to send a man suspected in rapes along the East Coast to Virginia, where he faces more c...

What Makes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Work

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D. | Posted 01.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith S. Beck, Ph.D.

Every now and then I'm asked the question, "Why do you practice (CBT)?" Aside from the fact that my father is the "father" of cognitive therapy, it's the the most researched and evidence-based form of psychotherapy.

Hope for Patients With Severe Schizophrenia

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D. | Posted 12.19.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith S. Beck, Ph.D.

For many decades, mental health professionals believed that talk therapy was completely ineffective for schizophrenia. A groundbreaking new study, however, was just published.

Did Your Vote Count?

Mary Ann West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Ann West

Think back to this past Election Day -- you went to the polls, checked in, received a ballot, voted and placed your ballot in the scanner -- bam: you'...

Too Few Ballots for Too Many Voters

Mary Ann West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Ann West

The final results for federal, state and local offices were held up by a major problem in Bridgeport, Connecticut of too few ballots for too many voters.

Tales from Bristol: Why I Hate Kobe Bryant

Anetra Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Anetra Smith

The Lakers championship parade is today and I for one am still annoyed. I am not and have never been a Kobe fan. The last time I cheered for the La...

Give CT Voters a Choice -- Let Merrick Alpert Speak!

Joe Trippi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Trippi

The Connecticut Democratic Party Convention starts tonight, and some within the party are trying to keep Connecticut voters from having a choice in the election by blocking U.S. Senate candidate Merrick Alpert from addressing the delegates.

"Joe the Bummer:" Lieberman's in the Insurance Industry's Hip Pocket on Health Care Reform

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

It's time for Democrats to punish Lieberman for his consistent disloyalty, from supporting Sen. John McCain's bid for the presidency in '08 to this latest self-serving ploy.

If We Get This Wrong...

Mary Ann West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Ann West

What will be catastrophic is if we continue as we are, with only those who are healthy, wealthy, employed with a really great insurance plan or with Medicare coverage reaping the benefits.

What to Do With a Cantankerous Caiman and Other Exotics That No Longer "Fit" In

Mary Ann West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mary Ann West

Connecticut's Exotic Animal Amnesty Day received a total of 135 exotic and potentially dangerous pets within the course of only a few hours.

Radiology Myth Buster: Medical Sonography (Ultrasound) Is Only Used to Image a Pregnant Woman

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

The most well known application for ultrasound is to produce pictures of a fetus in the mother's uterus, but this is just one of a vast number of medical uses for this fascinating technology.

Radiology Myth Buster: It is Dangerous to Have an MRI After Knee or Hip Replacement Surgery

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

The MR exam is important because early diagnosis allows the doctor and patient to determine potential treatment options that may prolong the anticipated benefits expected from the joint replacement.

Radiology Myth Buster: Radiologist - Technologist or Physician?

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

Radiologists are medical doctors and can be an unbiased, patient advocate for your healthcare needs.

Imaging Studies, Radiation and Children

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

In order to better understand important safety protocols, here are some key things to think about when your child is having an imaging examination: