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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: 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.

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  • India launches spacecraft to explore water deposits on moon

    India launches spacecraft to explore water deposits on moon

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    India is ready to launch a rocket to the far side of the moon a week after aborting the mission due to a technical problem.
    India is ready to launch a rocket to the far side of the moon a week after aborting the mission due to a technical problem.
  • Heat and humidity grip East Coast as Midwest gets reprieve

    Heat and humidity grip East Coast as Midwest gets reprieve

    Sunday, July 21 2019 5:41 AM EDT2019-07-21 09:41:03 GMT
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    (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez). The sun rises over New York City and the Empire State Building while a man sprays water at Pier A on Saturday, July 20, 2019 in Hoboken, N.J. Temperatures in the high 90s are forecast for Saturday and Sunday with a hea...(AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez). The sun rises over New York City and the Empire State Building while a man sprays water at Pier A on Saturday, July 20, 2019 in Hoboken, N.J. Temperatures in the high 90s are forecast for Saturday and Sunday with a hea...
    (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez). The sun rises over New York City and the Empire State Building while a man sprays water at Pier A on Saturday, July 20, 2019 in Hoboken, N.J. Temperatures in the high 90s are forecast for Saturday and Sunday with a hea...(AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez). The sun rises over New York City and the Empire State Building while a man sprays water at Pier A on Saturday, July 20, 2019 in Hoboken, N.J. Temperatures in the high 90s are forecast for Saturday and Sunday with a hea...
    A heat wave will continue to keep much of the Eastern United States in its grip Sunday, while a cold front that could lower temperatures in the middle of the country may be accompanied by thunderstorms that...
    A heat wave will continue to keep much of the Eastern United States in its grip Sunday, while a cold front that could lower temperatures in the middle of the country may be accompanied by thunderstorms that threaten flash floods.
  • 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
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    (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.
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  • Teen climate activist gets Normandy's first Freedom Prize

    Teen climate activist gets Normandy's first Freedom Prize

    Sunday, July 21 2019 11:21 AM EDT2019-07-21 15:21:15 GMT
    Monday, July 22 2019 10:31 PM EDT2019-07-23 02:31:40 GMT
    (Paul Zinken/dpa via AP). Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg takes part in the school strike demonstration Fridays for future in Berlin, Germany, July 19, 2019.(Paul Zinken/dpa via AP). Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg takes part in the school strike demonstration Fridays for future in Berlin, Germany, July 19, 2019.
    (Paul Zinken/dpa via AP). Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg takes part in the school strike demonstration Fridays for future in Berlin, Germany, July 19, 2019.(Paul Zinken/dpa via AP). Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg takes part in the school strike demonstration Fridays for future in Berlin, Germany, July 19, 2019.
    Swedish teen climate change activist Greta Thunberg has received the first Freedom Prize awarded by France's Normandy region, which last month commemorated the 75th D-Day anniversary.
    Swedish teen climate change activist Greta Thunberg has received the first Freedom Prize awarded by France's Normandy region, which last month commemorated the 75th D-Day anniversary.
  • Elevated opioid risks found at Native American hospitals

    Elevated opioid risks found at Native American hospitals

    Monday, July 22 2019 12:11 AM EDT2019-07-22 04:11:38 GMT
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    (AP Photo/Will Kincaid, File). FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2008, a small child walks toward the front door of the Public Health Service Indian Hospital on the Standing Rock Reservation in Fort Yates. N.D.  A federal audit released Monday, July 22, 2019, fi...(AP Photo/Will Kincaid, File). FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2008, a small child walks toward the front door of the Public Health Service Indian Hospital on the Standing Rock Reservation in Fort Yates. N.D. A federal audit released Monday, July 22, 2019, fi...
    (AP Photo/Will Kincaid, File). FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2008, a small child walks toward the front door of the Public Health Service Indian Hospital on the Standing Rock Reservation in Fort Yates. N.D.  A federal audit released Monday, July 22, 2019, fi...(AP Photo/Will Kincaid, File). FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2008, a small child walks toward the front door of the Public Health Service Indian Hospital on the Standing Rock Reservation in Fort Yates. N.D. A federal audit released Monday, July 22, 2019, fi...
    A federal audit released Monday finds that government hospitals placed Native Americans at increased risk for opioid abuse and overdoses.
    A federal audit released Monday finds that government hospitals placed Native Americans at increased risk for opioid abuse and overdoses.
  • Venezuela capital in the dark again after massive blackout

    Venezuela capital in the dark again after massive blackout

    Monday, July 22 2019 6:21 PM EDT2019-07-22 22:21:26 GMT
    Monday, July 22 2019 10:21 PM EDT2019-07-23 02:21:58 GMT
    The lights have gone out across much of Venezuela's capital and there are reports that much of the country is also being affected by a massive outage.
    The lights have gone out across much of Venezuela's capital and there are reports that much of the country is also being affected by a massive outage.
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