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Senator Chris Murphy Calls for College Athlete Health Care

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, on Thursday noted growing support for his third and final Madness, Inc. report that examines the ways in which colleges and the NCAA neglect athletes’ health. Last month, Murphy had a press conference with former President of the Drake Group Allen Sack and Connecticut State Senator Derek Slap and met with NCAA President Dr. Mark Emmert to discuss the need for federal legislation that puts student athletes front and center.   

Dr. Paula Moynahan receives Career Achievement Award

The College of Mount Saint Vincent in New York City was proud to recognize distinguished alumna Paula A. Moynahan, M.D. at the Ad Laudem Dei ceremony on Saturday, October 19, 2019.  Ad Laudem Dei awards are presented annually to graduates of the College who have led professional lives of national significance and who best exemplify the Mount’s mission of service as an integral part of the whole person. 

Free "Live Well with Diabetes" Workshops

Start the New Year off right at the Waterbury Senior Center with a free, interactive six-week Live Well with Diabetes workshop! This program helps people with diabetes or prediabetes and their family members or caregivers learn new skills to help manage diabetes. The workshop takes place at the Waterbury Senior Center at 1985 East Main Street on Monday mornings, Jan. 6, 13 and 27 and Feb. 3, 10 and 24, from 9:30-12. Participants will learn about healthy eating, being active, blood sugar goals, how to treat low blood sugar, taking medications, communicating with healthcare providers, basic foot care, and sick day guidelines. Other topics include creating sample menus, learning about stress management and difficult emotions, developing action plans and avoiding complications.

IMTI to Collaborate with Waterbury High Schools

Industrial Management & Training Institute (IMTI) and Waterbury Public Schools (WPS) staff members recently toured Crosby High School’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) program. IMTI has sponsored the certification of four teachers at Crosby, Kennedy and Wilby High Schools where students can earn NCCER industry recognized credentials. Photographed during the tour (left to right) were Paul Gwiazdoski, Department Chairperson-Technology Education at Crosby, Marcel Veronneau, IMTI Founder, and Michael Merati, Supervisor of CTE for WPS.

With their ongoing mission to “help tomorrow’s youth build their future today”, the Industrial Management & Training Institute (IMTI) has been using the NCCER, The National Center for Construction Education and Research curriculum, to present high school students with 102 hours of certified training in construction skills.

Allstar Home Appliance Center Celebrates 35 Years in Waterbury

Allstar Home Appliance Center in Waterbury celebrated their 35th anniversary with a blue ribbon cutting ceremony and Out for Business networking event for members of the Waterbury Regional Chamber. Assisting Allstar Home Appliance Center Owners John Ciccio (2nd from left) and Pamela Ciccio (3rd from left) were Lynn Ward, Waterbury Regional Chamber President & CEO, Dan Pesce (2nd from right), Waterbury Development Corporation (WDC) Interim Director, and Connecticut General Assembly Representative Ron Napoli representing the 73rd Assembly District.

Deepak Chopra at Palace Theater ~ February 2020

Deepak Chopra,  the world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation is coming to the Palace Theater in Waterbury on February 20, 2020, 7:30pm. The New York Times bestselling author, will present a talk on THE NATURE OF REALITY. Tickets go on sale December 9, at 10am and may be purchased online at, by calling the Box office at 203.346.2000 or in person at 100 East Main Street, Waterbury . This unique event is sponsored by Post University.

Weapons & Drug Arrest in Waterbury

The Waterbury Police Department continues to actively investigate and proactively patrol areas of the city with reports of the sale of narcotics, shots fired, violent crimes, and other weapons related complaints. On October 24, 2019 a patrol officer saw a white Acura TL being operated on East Main Street. This vehicle was suspected to have been involved in a recent shooting that took place on Mill Street on October 15, 2019. Several patrol units responded to the area to assist.

Business Women’s Forum to Award Scholarships

BWF 2019 Scholarship Winner Kelsey Tuan

The 2019 Business Women’s Forum (BWF), will present a total of $6,000 in scholarships to Ms. Elena Becker of Illertissen, Germany and Ms. Kelsey Tuan of Poughkeepsie, New York, both of whom are students in the Malcolm Baldrige School of Business at Post University in Waterbury. The awards will be presented at the 37th Annual BWF women’s leadership conference, on Tuesday, October 29th, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. 

NVCC Alumnus Shares His Story

Marquis Harris

Naugatuck Valley Community College Alumnus, Marquis Harris, graduated with an A.A. in liberal arts and science in May 2019. A 2016 graduate of Wilby High School, Marquis chose NVCC because it was affordable and he did not know what he wanted to do, at the time.

CT Dept. of Children & Families Host Licensing Event

Families seeking to foster and/or adopt children from foster care will attend a special “Weekend for a Lifetime” to expedite the licensing process. Over a three-day period beginning Friday evening, the families will receive training and make progress with other licensing requirements so that they can more quickly open their homes to some very deserving children in foster care.

Programs, Events & More @ The Matt

Maryna Bilak:  Caring Hands

September 22, 2019-January 5, 2020

Opening Reception: Sunday, September 22 @ 1:00-3:00 p.m., Remarks at 2:00 p.m.

Maryna Bilak’s art addresses the process of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s Disease – in this case, the artist’s mother-in-law, Dorothy. Bilak explores the different roles that the act of caregiving requires from each person involved. Caring Hands is a series of 18 plaster casts the artist created from hands of those who work with Dorothy. This exhibition will take place on the second floor at Rose Hill.

Thomaston Savings Bank Named #1 Bank in CT

Each year, Forbes conducts several ranking lists for varying industries, and this year, Thomaston Savings Bank was named the top in-state bank in Connecticut for the second year in a row.

“We were thrilled to have been recognized last year as the #1 Bank in CT; to receive the #1 spot again, for the second year in a row, is a great honor. We want to thank our customers for selecting us and our employees who take pride in their daily contributions to the Bank and consistently uphold our values and service standards.” –Stephen L. Lewis, Thomaston Savings Bank President & CEO