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    Hometown Hero Information

    Do you know a Hometown Hero? Call, write, or email News 12 Connecticut and that person could be featured on News 12 Connecticut's Hometown Hero segment every Wednesday. 

    Do you know a Hometown Hero? Call, write, or email News 12 Connecticut and that person could be featured on News 12 Connecticut's Hometown Hero segment every Wednesday. 

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    Hometown Hero photos

    Monday, March 25 2019 2:27 PM EDT2019-03-25 18:27:01 GMT
    Olsen is the board chair of Fairfield County's Community Foundation and chairs its executive committee. As chair, she is involved with the foundation's annual Giving Day.Olsen is the board chair of Fairfield County's Community Foundation and chairs its executive committee. As chair, she is involved with the foundation's annual Giving Day.
    Olsen is the board chair of Fairfield County's Community Foundation and chairs its executive committee. As chair, she is involved with the foundation's annual Giving Day.Olsen is the board chair of Fairfield County's Community Foundation and chairs its executive committee. As chair, she is involved with the foundation's annual Giving Day.

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  • Hometown Hero: Merrilee Ganim DeFarias

    Hometown Hero: Merrilee Ganim DeFarias

    Marrilee Ganim DeFarias, of Ganim's Garden Center and Florist in Fairfield, is organizing the eighth Annual "Ladies Night Out" to fund research for AHC, a rare neurological disorder that causes episodes of paralysis.

  • Game On: Isle of Skye

    Game On: Isle of Skye

    Friday, July 19 2019 1:08 PM EDT2019-07-19 17:08:39 GMT
    Isle of Skye is an economic Scottish-themed tile-laying game.
    Isle of Skye is an economic Scottish-themed tile-laying game.
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  • Iran tanker seizure linked to earlier act by UK marines

    Iran tanker seizure linked to earlier act by UK marines

    Saturday, July 20 2019 8:21 AM EDT2019-07-20 12:21:06 GMT
    Sunday, July 21 2019 4:51 AM EDT2019-07-21 08:51:14 GMT
    (AP Photo/Marcos Moreno, File). FILE  - In this Thursday, July 4, 2019 file photo, a Royal Marine patrol vessel is seen beside the Grace 1 super tanker in the British territory of Gibraltar. Taken on its own, Iran’s seizure of a British-flagged oil tan...(AP Photo/Marcos Moreno, File). FILE - In this Thursday, July 4, 2019 file photo, a Royal Marine patrol vessel is seen beside the Grace 1 super tanker in the British territory of Gibraltar. Taken on its own, Iran’s seizure of a British-flagged oil tan...
    (AP Photo/Marcos Moreno, File). FILE  - In this Thursday, July 4, 2019 file photo, a Royal Marine patrol vessel is seen beside the Grace 1 super tanker in the British territory of Gibraltar. Taken on its own, Iran’s seizure of a British-flagged oil tan...(AP Photo/Marcos Moreno, File). FILE - In this Thursday, July 4, 2019 file photo, a Royal Marine patrol vessel is seen beside the Grace 1 super tanker in the British territory of Gibraltar. Taken on its own, Iran’s seizure of a British-flagged oil tan...
    Iran's tanker seizure seems closely linked to British action against Iranian supertanker on July 4.
    Iran's tanker seizure seems closely linked to British action against Iranian supertanker on July 4.
  • Russian capsule carrying 3 docks with space station

    Russian capsule carrying 3 docks with space station

    Saturday, July 20 2019 1:11 PM EDT2019-07-20 17:11:15 GMT
    Sunday, July 21 2019 4:51 AM EDT2019-07-21 08:51:11 GMT
    (AP Photo/, Pool). Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano, member of the main crew of the expedition to the International Space Station (ISS), gestures to his relatives from a bus prior the launch of Soyuz MS-13 space ship at the Russian leased Baikonur cosm...(AP Photo/, Pool). Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano, member of the main crew of the expedition to the International Space Station (ISS), gestures to his relatives from a bus prior the launch of Soyuz MS-13 space ship at the Russian leased Baikonur cosm...
    (AP Photo/, Pool). Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano, member of the main crew of the expedition to the International Space Station (ISS), gestures to his relatives from a bus prior the launch of Soyuz MS-13 space ship at the Russian leased Baikonur cosm...(AP Photo/, Pool). Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano, member of the main crew of the expedition to the International Space Station (ISS), gestures to his relatives from a bus prior the launch of Soyuz MS-13 space ship at the Russian leased Baikonur cosm...
    A Russian space capsule with three astronauts aboard has blasted off for a fast-track trip to the International Space Station.
    A Russian space capsule with three astronauts aboard has blasted off for a fast-track trip to the International Space Station.
  • Iran's poking at West heightens risks of military missteps

    Iran's poking at West heightens risks of military missteps

    Saturday, July 20 2019 1:41 PM EDT2019-07-20 17:41:15 GMT
    Sunday, July 21 2019 4:51 AM EDT2019-07-21 08:51:08 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alex Brandon). President Donald Trump speaks with reporters on the South Lawn of the White House before departing, Friday, July 19, 2019, in Washington.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon). President Donald Trump speaks with reporters on the South Lawn of the White House before departing, Friday, July 19, 2019, in Washington.
    (AP Photo/Alex Brandon). President Donald Trump speaks with reporters on the South Lawn of the White House before departing, Friday, July 19, 2019, in Washington.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon). President Donald Trump speaks with reporters on the South Lawn of the White House before departing, Friday, July 19, 2019, in Washington.
    Iran doesn't seem to want to tangle with a stronger U.S. military, but instead is poking and prodding its Western antagonists in ways apparently designed to avoid triggering war while also heightening the risk of...
    Iran doesn't seem to want to tangle with a stronger U.S. military, but instead is poking and prodding its Western antagonists in ways apparently designed to avoid triggering war while also heightening the risk of missteps that could lead to armed conflict.
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  • British Airways, Lufthansa suspend Cairo flights

    British Airways, Lufthansa suspend Cairo flights

    Saturday, July 20 2019 7:11 PM EDT2019-07-20 23:11:26 GMT
    Sunday, July 21 2019 4:51 AM EDT2019-07-21 08:51:12 GMT
    (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File). FILE - This Jan. 10, 2017 file photo shows British Airways planes parked at Heathrow Airport in London. On Saturday, July 20, 2019, British Airways said it is canceling flights to Cairo for a week for unspecified securi...(AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File). FILE - This Jan. 10, 2017 file photo shows British Airways planes parked at Heathrow Airport in London. On Saturday, July 20, 2019, British Airways said it is canceling flights to Cairo for a week for unspecified securi...
    (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File). FILE - This Jan. 10, 2017 file photo shows British Airways planes parked at Heathrow Airport in London. On Saturday, July 20, 2019, British Airways said it is canceling flights to Cairo for a week for unspecified securi...(AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File). FILE - This Jan. 10, 2017 file photo shows British Airways planes parked at Heathrow Airport in London. On Saturday, July 20, 2019, British Airways said it is canceling flights to Cairo for a week for unspecified securi...
    British Airways, Lufthansa suspend flights to Cairo for unspecified reasons related to security and safety.
    British Airways, Lufthansa suspend flights to Cairo for unspecified reasons related to security and safety.
  • Iran says its seizure of British ship a 'reciprocal' move

    Iran says its seizure of British ship a 'reciprocal' move

    Saturday, July 20 2019 2:41 AM EDT2019-07-20 06:41:22 GMT
    Sunday, July 21 2019 4:51 AM EDT2019-07-21 08:51:09 GMT
    (Stena Bulk via AP). In this undated photo issued Friday July 19, 2019, by Stena Bulk, showing the British oil tanker Stena Impero at unknown location, which is believed to have been captured by Iran.  Iran’s Revolutionary Guard announced on their webs...(Stena Bulk via AP). In this undated photo issued Friday July 19, 2019, by Stena Bulk, showing the British oil tanker Stena Impero at unknown location, which is believed to have been captured by Iran. Iran’s Revolutionary Guard announced on their webs...
    (Stena Bulk via AP). In this undated photo issued Friday July 19, 2019, by Stena Bulk, showing the British oil tanker Stena Impero at unknown location, which is believed to have been captured by Iran.  Iran’s Revolutionary Guard announced on their webs...(Stena Bulk via AP). In this undated photo issued Friday July 19, 2019, by Stena Bulk, showing the British oil tanker Stena Impero at unknown location, which is believed to have been captured by Iran. Iran’s Revolutionary Guard announced on their webs...
    Report: Iran says it seized a British oil tanker over a collision with a fishing boat.
    Report: Iran says it seized a British oil tanker over a collision with a fishing boat.
  • Richard Branson inspired by Apollo, his own space shot soon

    Richard Branson inspired by Apollo, his own space shot soon

    Thursday, July 18 2019 3:11 PM EDT2019-07-18 19:11:22 GMT
    Sunday, July 21 2019 4:31 AM EDT2019-07-21 08:31:12 GMT
    Virgin Galactic's Richard Branson says his spaceship has a few more test flights before he jumps on board for the first tourist trip.
    Virgin Galactic's Richard Branson says his spaceship has a few more test flights before he jumps on board for the first tourist trip.
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