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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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    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: Mimi Greenlee

    Hometown Hero: Mimi Greenlee

    Westport Library volunteer Mimi Greenlee has been helping organize the library's book sale for the last 20 years. Organizers recently expanded its mission to help provide employment for adults with disabilities.
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    'Surreal': NY funeral homes struggle as virus deaths surge

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    (AP Photo/John Minchillo). Pat Marmo, owner of Daniel J. Schaefer Funeral Home, is interviewed in his body holding facility, hoping for assistance in handling the overflow of clients stemming from COVID-19 deaths, Thursday, April 2, 2020, in the Brookl...(AP Photo/John Minchillo). Pat Marmo, owner of Daniel J. Schaefer Funeral Home, is interviewed in his body holding facility, hoping for assistance in handling the overflow of clients stemming from COVID-19 deaths, Thursday, April 2, 2020, in the Brookl...
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    Many funeral homes in New York and around the globe are in crisis as they try to meet surging demand amid the coronavirus pandemic.
  • US sheds most jobs in a decade, ending record hiring streak

    US sheds most jobs in a decade, ending record hiring streak

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    (AP Photo/Paul Sancya). A pedestrian walks by The Family Barbershop, closed due to a Gov. Gretchen Whitmer executive order, in Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich., Thursday, April 2, 2020. The coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak has triggered a stunning collapse in t...(AP Photo/Paul Sancya). A pedestrian walks by The Family Barbershop, closed due to a Gov. Gretchen Whitmer executive order, in Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich., Thursday, April 2, 2020. The coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak has triggered a stunning collapse in t...
    (AP Photo/Paul Sancya). A pedestrian walks by The Family Barbershop, closed due to a Gov. Gretchen Whitmer executive order, in Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich., Thursday, April 2, 2020. The coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak has triggered a stunning collapse in t...(AP Photo/Paul Sancya). A pedestrian walks by The Family Barbershop, closed due to a Gov. Gretchen Whitmer executive order, in Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich., Thursday, April 2, 2020. The coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak has triggered a stunning collapse in t...
    A record-long streak of U.S. job growth ended suddenly in March after nearly a decade as employers cut 701,000 jobs because of the viral outbreak that’s all but shut down the U.S. economy.
    A record-long streak of U.S. job growth ended suddenly in March after nearly a decade as employers cut 701,000 jobs because of the viral outbreak that’s all but shut down the U.S. economy.
  • Governor to take ventilators for NYC as hospitals buckle

    Governor to take ventilators for NYC as hospitals buckle

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    (AP Photo/Juan Karita). City workers fumigate a street to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus in La Paz, Bolivia, Thursday, April 2, 2020.(AP Photo/Juan Karita). City workers fumigate a street to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus in La Paz, Bolivia, Thursday, April 2, 2020.
    (AP Photo/Juan Karita). City workers fumigate a street to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus in La Paz, Bolivia, Thursday, April 2, 2020.(AP Photo/Juan Karita). City workers fumigate a street to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus in La Paz, Bolivia, Thursday, April 2, 2020.
    Coronavirus deaths are mounting with alarming speed in Spain, Italy and New York, the most lethal hot spot in the United States.
    Coronavirus deaths are mounting with alarming speed in Spain, Italy and New York, the most lethal hot spot in the United States.
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  • Florida finally takes cruise passengers, some on stretchers

    Florida finally takes cruise passengers, some on stretchers

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    (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky). A person on a stretcher is removed from Carnival's Holland America cruise ship Zaandam at Port Everglades during the new coronavirus pandemic, Thursday, April 2, 2020, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Those passengers that are fit for ...(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky). A person on a stretcher is removed from Carnival's Holland America cruise ship Zaandam at Port Everglades during the new coronavirus pandemic, Thursday, April 2, 2020, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Those passengers that are fit for ...
    (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky). A person on a stretcher is removed from Carnival's Holland America cruise ship Zaandam at Port Everglades during the new coronavirus pandemic, Thursday, April 2, 2020, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Those passengers that are fit for ...(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky). A person on a stretcher is removed from Carnival's Holland America cruise ship Zaandam at Port Everglades during the new coronavirus pandemic, Thursday, April 2, 2020, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Those passengers that are fit for ...
    Passengers from an ill-fated cruise are being allowed to touch dry land for the first time in weeks.
    Passengers from an ill-fated cruise are being allowed to touch dry land for the first time in weeks.
  • US sheds most jobs in a decade, ending record hiring streak

    US sheds most jobs in a decade, ending record hiring streak

    Friday, April 3 2020 8:39 AM EDT2020-04-03 12:39:10 GMT
    Friday, April 3 2020 12:30 PM EDT2020-04-03 16:30:21 GMT
    (AP Photo/Paul Sancya). A pedestrian walks by The Family Barbershop, closed due to a Gov. Gretchen Whitmer executive order, in Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich., Thursday, April 2, 2020. The coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak has triggered a stunning collapse in t...(AP Photo/Paul Sancya). A pedestrian walks by The Family Barbershop, closed due to a Gov. Gretchen Whitmer executive order, in Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich., Thursday, April 2, 2020. The coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak has triggered a stunning collapse in t...
    (AP Photo/Paul Sancya). A pedestrian walks by The Family Barbershop, closed due to a Gov. Gretchen Whitmer executive order, in Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich., Thursday, April 2, 2020. The coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak has triggered a stunning collapse in t...(AP Photo/Paul Sancya). A pedestrian walks by The Family Barbershop, closed due to a Gov. Gretchen Whitmer executive order, in Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich., Thursday, April 2, 2020. The coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak has triggered a stunning collapse in t...
    A record-long streak of U.S. job growth ended suddenly in March after nearly a decade as employers cut 701,000 jobs because of the viral outbreak that’s all but shut down the U.S. economy.
    A record-long streak of U.S. job growth ended suddenly in March after nearly a decade as employers cut 701,000 jobs because of the viral outbreak that’s all but shut down the U.S. economy.
  • A record 10 million sought US jobless aid in past 2 weeks

    A record 10 million sought US jobless aid in past 2 weeks

    Thursday, April 2 2020 8:39 AM EDT2020-04-02 12:39:09 GMT
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    (AP Photo/LM Otero). FILE - In this Tuesday, March 31, 2020 file photo, Vincent Amos, who identified himself as homeless, pulls a shopping cart with his belongings amid businesses closed by concerns of the COVID-19 coronavirus in the Deep Ellum section...(AP Photo/LM Otero). FILE - In this Tuesday, March 31, 2020 file photo, Vincent Amos, who identified himself as homeless, pulls a shopping cart with his belongings amid businesses closed by concerns of the COVID-19 coronavirus in the Deep Ellum section...
    (AP Photo/LM Otero). FILE - In this Tuesday, March 31, 2020 file photo, Vincent Amos, who identified himself as homeless, pulls a shopping cart with his belongings amid businesses closed by concerns of the COVID-19 coronavirus in the Deep Ellum section...(AP Photo/LM Otero). FILE - In this Tuesday, March 31, 2020 file photo, Vincent Amos, who identified himself as homeless, pulls a shopping cart with his belongings amid businesses closed by concerns of the COVID-19 coronavirus in the Deep Ellum section...
    More than 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, far exceeding a record high set just last week, a sign that layoffs are accelerating in the midst of the coronavirus.
    More than 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, far exceeding a record high set just last week, a sign that layoffs are accelerating in the midst of the coronavirus.
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