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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

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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: Christie Hughes

    Hometown Hero: Christie Hughes

    Over the past five years, Christie Hughes has given away nearly 100 quilts to veterans.

    Over the past five years, Christie Hughes has given away nearly 100 quilts to veterans.

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  • Bruins, Blues meet in Stanley Cup Final 49 years in making

    Bruins, Blues meet in Stanley Cup Final 49 years in making

    Tuesday, May 21 2019 11:41 PM EDT2019-05-22 03:41:31 GMT
    Wednesday, May 22 2019 9:11 AM EDT2019-05-22 13:11:39 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson). St. Louis Blues center Oskar Sundqvist (70), of Sweden; defenseman Colton Parayko (55); and Vladimir Tarasenko (91), of Russia, celebrate after the Blues scored a goal against the San Jose Sharks during the third period in Gam...(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson). St. Louis Blues center Oskar Sundqvist (70), of Sweden; defenseman Colton Parayko (55); and Vladimir Tarasenko (91), of Russia, celebrate after the Blues scored a goal against the San Jose Sharks during the third period in Gam...
    (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson). St. Louis Blues center Oskar Sundqvist (70), of Sweden; defenseman Colton Parayko (55); and Vladimir Tarasenko (91), of Russia, celebrate after the Blues scored a goal against the San Jose Sharks during the third period in Gam...(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson). St. Louis Blues center Oskar Sundqvist (70), of Sweden; defenseman Colton Parayko (55); and Vladimir Tarasenko (91), of Russia, celebrate after the Blues scored a goal against the San Jose Sharks during the third period in Gam...
    Bruins, Blues meet in Stanley Cup Final that's 49 years in the making.
    Bruins, Blues meet in Stanley Cup Final that's 49 years in the making.
  • Blues beat Sharks, march on to Stanley Cup Final

    Blues beat Sharks, march on to Stanley Cup Final

    Tuesday, May 21 2019 10:51 PM EDT2019-05-22 02:51:30 GMT
    Wednesday, May 22 2019 9:11 AM EDT2019-05-22 13:11:34 GMT
    (AP Photo/Tom Gannam). St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington blocks a shot against the San Jose Sharks during the third period in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference final series Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in St. Louis.(AP Photo/Tom Gannam). St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington blocks a shot against the San Jose Sharks during the third period in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference final series Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in St. Louis.
    (AP Photo/Tom Gannam). St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington blocks a shot against the San Jose Sharks during the third period in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference final series Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in St. Louis.(AP Photo/Tom Gannam). St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington blocks a shot against the San Jose Sharks during the third period in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference final series Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in St. Louis.
    Blues beat Sharks 5-1, advance to face Bruins in Stanley Cup Final.
    Blues beat Sharks 5-1, advance to face Bruins in Stanley Cup Final.
  • Ex-partner of deceased skater Coughlin says she was abused

    Ex-partner of deceased skater Coughlin says she was abused

    Tuesday, May 21 2019 2:51 PM EDT2019-05-21 18:51:18 GMT
    Wednesday, May 22 2019 9:11 AM EDT2019-05-22 13:11:33 GMT
    (AP Photo/File). FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2006, file photo, Bridget Namiotka and John Coughlin perform during the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in Sofia, Bulgaria. One of the former skating partners of two-time U.S. pairs champion John Co...(AP Photo/File). FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2006, file photo, Bridget Namiotka and John Coughlin perform during the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in Sofia, Bulgaria. One of the former skating partners of two-time U.S. pairs champion John Co...
    (AP Photo/File). FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2006, file photo, Bridget Namiotka and John Coughlin perform during the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in Sofia, Bulgaria. One of the former skating partners of two-time U.S. pairs champion John Co...(AP Photo/File). FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2006, file photo, Bridget Namiotka and John Coughlin perform during the ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in Sofia, Bulgaria. One of the former skating partners of two-time U.S. pairs champion John Co...
    One of the former skating partners of two-time U.S. pairs champion John Coughlin has accused him in a series of social media posts of sexually assaulting her over a 2-year period.
    One of the former skating partners of two-time U.S. pairs champion John Coughlin has accused him in a series of social media posts of sexually assaulting her over a 2-year period.
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  • Judge rules Qualcomm violated antitrust law

    Judge rules Qualcomm violated antitrust law

    Wednesday, May 22 2019 8:31 AM EDT2019-05-22 12:31:09 GMT
    Wednesday, May 22 2019 9:21 AM EDT2019-05-22 13:21:10 GMT
    A federal judge has ruled Qualcomm violated antitrust law, according to a report in Wall Street Journal.
    A federal judge has ruled Qualcomm violated antitrust law, according to a report in Wall Street Journal.
  • British Steel collapses, threatening thousands of jobs

    British Steel collapses, threatening thousands of jobs

    Wednesday, May 22 2019 5:51 AM EDT2019-05-22 09:51:07 GMT
    Wednesday, May 22 2019 9:21 AM EDT2019-05-22 13:21:11 GMT
    (Anna Gowthorpe/PA via AP, File). FILE - This Oct. 20, 2015 file photo shows the Scunthorpe steel plant, now owned by British Steel, in Scunthorpe, England. Britain’s government pledged Tuesday May 21, 2019 to do its utmost to support British Steel ami...(Anna Gowthorpe/PA via AP, File). FILE - This Oct. 20, 2015 file photo shows the Scunthorpe steel plant, now owned by British Steel, in Scunthorpe, England. Britain’s government pledged Tuesday May 21, 2019 to do its utmost to support British Steel ami...
    (Anna Gowthorpe/PA via AP, File). FILE - This Oct. 20, 2015 file photo shows the Scunthorpe steel plant, now owned by British Steel, in Scunthorpe, England. Britain’s government pledged Tuesday May 21, 2019 to do its utmost to support British Steel ami...(Anna Gowthorpe/PA via AP, File). FILE - This Oct. 20, 2015 file photo shows the Scunthorpe steel plant, now owned by British Steel, in Scunthorpe, England. Britain’s government pledged Tuesday May 21, 2019 to do its utmost to support British Steel ami...
    British officials say British Steel has been ordered into compulsory liquidation after talks with the government failed to secure a bailout.
    British officials say British Steel has been ordered into compulsory liquidation after talks with the government failed to secure a bailout.
  • "Big Bang Theory" finale gets galactic ratings to win week

    "Big Bang Theory" finale gets galactic ratings to win week

    Tuesday, May 21 2019 2:51 PM EDT2019-05-21 18:51:20 GMT
    Wednesday, May 22 2019 9:11 AM EDT2019-05-22 13:11:23 GMT
    (Michael Yarish/CBS/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. via AP). This photo provided by CBS shows Johnny Galecki, from left, Jim Parsons and Mayim Bialik in a scene from the series finale of "The Big Bang Theory," Thursday, May 16, 2019, airing 8:30 - 9:00...(Michael Yarish/CBS/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. via AP). This photo provided by CBS shows Johnny Galecki, from left, Jim Parsons and Mayim Bialik in a scene from the series finale of "The Big Bang Theory," Thursday, May 16, 2019, airing 8:30 - 9:00...
    (Michael Yarish/CBS/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. via AP). This photo provided by CBS shows Johnny Galecki, from left, Jim Parsons and Mayim Bialik in a scene from the series finale of "The Big Bang Theory," Thursday, May 16, 2019, airing 8:30 - 9:00...(Michael Yarish/CBS/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. via AP). This photo provided by CBS shows Johnny Galecki, from left, Jim Parsons and Mayim Bialik in a scene from the series finale of "The Big Bang Theory," Thursday, May 16, 2019, airing 8:30 - 9:00...
    In its last blast, "The Big Bang Theory" topped the TV ratings by a light-year.
    In its last blast, "The Big Bang Theory" topped the TV ratings by a light-year.
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