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    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

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    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: Diane Votto

    Hometown Hero: Diane Votto

    Diane Votto, a Milford military veteran is helping fellow military members this holiday season. She is a member of the Dream Team Moms, a group that makes pillowcases for combat soldiers and stuffs stockings with personal care items.
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  • 75 years on, Battle of the Bulge memories bond people

    75 years on, Battle of the Bulge memories bond people

    Sunday, December 15 2019 3:46 AM EST2019-12-15 08:46:38 GMT
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    (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo). In this photo taken on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, a World War II model plane with navigation maps and a photograph are displayed at the Remember Museum 39-45 in Thimister-Clermont, Belgium. The museum houses countless World War I...(AP Photo/Virginia Mayo). In this photo taken on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, a World War II model plane with navigation maps and a photograph are displayed at the Remember Museum 39-45 in Thimister-Clermont, Belgium. The museum houses countless World War I...
    (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo). In this photo taken on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, a World War II model plane with navigation maps and a photograph are displayed at the Remember Museum 39-45 in Thimister-Clermont, Belgium. The museum houses countless World War I...(AP Photo/Virginia Mayo). In this photo taken on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, a World War II model plane with navigation maps and a photograph are displayed at the Remember Museum 39-45 in Thimister-Clermont, Belgium. The museum houses countless World War I...
    Memories are fading of the Battle of the Bulge and the sacrifice U.S. soldiers made to rid Europe of Nazi armies.
    Memories are fading of the Battle of the Bulge and the sacrifice U.S. soldiers made to rid Europe of Nazi armies.
  • UN climate talks limp toward finish line, key questions left

    UN climate talks limp toward finish line, key questions left

    Sunday, December 15 2019 2:46 AM EST2019-12-15 07:46:35 GMT
    Sunday, December 15 2019 5:56 AM EST2019-12-15 10:56:09 GMT
    (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez). Activists protest outside of the COP25 climate talks congress in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019. The United Nations Secretary-General has warned that failure to tackle global warming could result in economic disaster.(AP Photo/Manu Fernandez). Activists protest outside of the COP25 climate talks congress in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019. The United Nations Secretary-General has warned that failure to tackle global warming could result in economic disaster.
    (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez). Activists protest outside of the COP25 climate talks congress in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019. The United Nations Secretary-General has warned that failure to tackle global warming could result in economic disaster.(AP Photo/Manu Fernandez). Activists protest outside of the COP25 climate talks congress in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019. The United Nations Secretary-General has warned that failure to tackle global warming could result in economic disaster.
    Countries appear set to complete two weeks of talks on tackling global warming with little progress to show.
    Countries appear set to complete two weeks of talks on tackling global warming with little progress to show.
  • UK Labour leader Corbyn: I'm sorry for election defeat

    UK Labour leader Corbyn: I'm sorry for election defeat

    Sunday, December 15 2019 3:56 AM EST2019-12-15 08:56:37 GMT
    Sunday, December 15 2019 5:56 AM EST2019-12-15 10:56:03 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali). British opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, right,  waits for the declaration of his seat in the 2019 general election in Islington, London, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. The first handful of results to be declared in Bri...(AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali). British opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, right, waits for the declaration of his seat in the 2019 general election in Islington, London, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. The first handful of results to be declared in Bri...
    (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali). British opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, right,  waits for the declaration of his seat in the 2019 general election in Islington, London, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. The first handful of results to be declared in Bri...(AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali). British opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, right, waits for the declaration of his seat in the 2019 general election in Islington, London, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. The first handful of results to be declared in Bri...
    Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has apologized  to supporters for the crushing defeat in the British general election.
    Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has apologized  to supporters for the crushing defeat in the British general election.
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  • UK Labour leader Corbyn: I'm sorry for election defeat

    UK Labour leader Corbyn: I'm sorry for election defeat

    Sunday, December 15 2019 3:56 AM EST2019-12-15 08:56:37 GMT
    Sunday, December 15 2019 5:56 AM EST2019-12-15 10:56:03 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali). British opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, right,  waits for the declaration of his seat in the 2019 general election in Islington, London, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. The first handful of results to be declared in Bri...(AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali). British opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, right, waits for the declaration of his seat in the 2019 general election in Islington, London, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. The first handful of results to be declared in Bri...
    (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali). British opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, right,  waits for the declaration of his seat in the 2019 general election in Islington, London, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. The first handful of results to be declared in Bri...(AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali). British opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, right, waits for the declaration of his seat in the 2019 general election in Islington, London, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. The first handful of results to be declared in Bri...
    Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has apologized  to supporters for the crushing defeat in the British general election.
    Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has apologized  to supporters for the crushing defeat in the British general election.
  • White gold: Cyprus' halloumi cheese entangled in politics

    White gold: Cyprus' halloumi cheese entangled in politics

    Sunday, December 15 2019 3:26 AM EST2019-12-15 08:26:37 GMT
    Sunday, December 15 2019 5:56 AM EST2019-12-15 10:56:05 GMT
    (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias). In this photo taken Wednesday Dec. 11, 2019, Aphrodite Philippou, 73, makes Cyprus' halloumi cheese at a farm in Kampia village near Nicosia, Cyprus. Cyprus' halloumi cheese, with a tradition dating back some five centuries...(AP Photo/Petros Karadjias). In this photo taken Wednesday Dec. 11, 2019, Aphrodite Philippou, 73, makes Cyprus' halloumi cheese at a farm in Kampia village near Nicosia, Cyprus. Cyprus' halloumi cheese, with a tradition dating back some five centuries...
    (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias). In this photo taken Wednesday Dec. 11, 2019, Aphrodite Philippou, 73, makes Cyprus' halloumi cheese at a farm in Kampia village near Nicosia, Cyprus. Cyprus' halloumi cheese, with a tradition dating back some five centuries...(AP Photo/Petros Karadjias). In this photo taken Wednesday Dec. 11, 2019, Aphrodite Philippou, 73, makes Cyprus' halloumi cheese at a farm in Kampia village near Nicosia, Cyprus. Cyprus' halloumi cheese, with a tradition dating back some five centuries...
    Halloumi cheese is the leading export of Cyprus.
    Halloumi cheese is the leading export of Cyprus.
  • Iowa Democrats worry 'Medicare for All' hurts key industry

    Iowa Democrats worry 'Medicare for All' hurts key industry

    Saturday, December 14 2019 12:56 AM EST2019-12-14 05:56:32 GMT
    Sunday, December 15 2019 4:06 AM EST2019-12-15 09:06:42 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall). Democratic presidential candidate South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg waits backstage as he is introduced to speak at the Iowa Farmers Union Presidential Forum, Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, in Grinnell, Iowa.(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall). Democratic presidential candidate South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg waits backstage as he is introduced to speak at the Iowa Farmers Union Presidential Forum, Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, in Grinnell, Iowa.
    (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall). Democratic presidential candidate South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg waits backstage as he is introduced to speak at the Iowa Farmers Union Presidential Forum, Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, in Grinnell, Iowa.(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall). Democratic presidential candidate South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg waits backstage as he is introduced to speak at the Iowa Farmers Union Presidential Forum, Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, in Grinnell, Iowa.
    In Iowa, where nearly 17,000 residents work in the health insurance industry, candidates are facing questions about how their health care plans could affect jobs in the state.
    In Iowa, where nearly 17,000 residents work in the health insurance industry, candidates are facing questions about how their health care plans could affect jobs in the state.
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