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Temple lauded for carbon footprint reduction
10:45 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Stamford temple named a "cool congregation" for its response to global warming

Aerial view of solar installation on the roof of Temple Beth El
Credit Interfaith Power & Light

Temple Beth El in Stamford, Connecticut earned the distinction of "cool congregation" for its efforts to reduce its carbon footprint. Synagogues from across the country competed for the distinction, which comes with a $1,000 award.

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Rethinking Recycling
4:30 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Trashion Fashion hits the runway

Amy Merli

Models will be wearing old newspapers and aluminum foil  on Saturday in Hartford as a Connecticut organization hosts a fashion show called Trashion Fashion, for designs made from trash.  It's an effort to make people rethink recycling.

Military
12:09 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Historian’s efforts to research Civil War PTSD thwarted by privacy law

S.H. Perkins, 14th Conn. Regiment, created between 1860 and 1870. Courtesy of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-DIG-cwpb-04960

Post Traumatic-Stress Disorder is a fairly common diagnosis among veterans returning from battle in Iraq and Afghanistan. But the psychological impact of war on soldiers is hardly new.

Professor Matt Warshauer of Central Connecticut State University has been researching instances of PTSD during the Civil War, which was then referred to as Soldier's Heart. His research has been tripped up by a relatively modern medical issue: privacy.

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Neighborhoods
3:32 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Former Yerwood Center employee seeking injunction against closing programs

Attorneys for a former teacher at Stamford’s Yerwood Center and the center itself appeared in Stamford Superior Court Monday. Bonnie Campbell of Stamford charges the center is seeking to illegally shut down federally-funded programs. 

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Culture
12:56 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

LI Sound's supporting role in House of Cards

Credit Netflix

In the Netflix drama House of Cards, the main character discusses a plan to build a bridge over Long Island Sound from Port Jefferson to Milford.

A bridge over the sound actually has a long and storied history. One that's not entirely finished yet.

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