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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.

  • 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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  • Trump's bail offer for jailed rapper rings hollow in Sweden

    Trump's bail offer for jailed rapper rings hollow in Sweden

    Saturday, July 20 2019 8:51 AM EDT2019-07-20 12:51:09 GMT
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    (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File). FILE - This Feb. 9, 2019 file photo shows A$AP Rocky at Pre-Grammy Gala And Salute To Industry Icons in Beverly Hills, Calif. The American rapper, whose name is Rakim Mayers, was ordered held by a Swedish ...(Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File). FILE - This Feb. 9, 2019 file photo shows A$AP Rocky at Pre-Grammy Gala And Salute To Industry Icons in Beverly Hills, Calif. The American rapper, whose name is Rakim Mayers, was ordered held by a Swedish ...
    (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File). FILE - This Feb. 9, 2019 file photo shows A$AP Rocky at Pre-Grammy Gala And Salute To Industry Icons in Beverly Hills, Calif. The American rapper, whose name is Rakim Mayers, was ordered held by a Swedish ...(Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File). FILE - This Feb. 9, 2019 file photo shows A$AP Rocky at Pre-Grammy Gala And Salute To Industry Icons in Beverly Hills, Calif. The American rapper, whose name is Rakim Mayers, was ordered held by a Swedish ...
    Sweden's prime minister says he would be glad to speak with U.S. President Donald Trump about rapper A$AP Rocky's detention but he "cannot and will not attempt to influence prosecutors or courts.".
    Sweden's prime minister says he would be glad to speak with U.S. President Donald Trump about rapper A$AP Rocky's detention but he "cannot and will not attempt to influence prosecutors or courts.".
  • 'Survive, not enjoy': Heat, humidity gripping half the US

    'Survive, not enjoy': Heat, humidity gripping half the US

    Saturday, July 20 2019 11:41 AM EDT2019-07-20 15:41:12 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...
    The National Weather Service is warning a large swath of the U.S. of hot weather this weekend.
    The National Weather Service is warning a large swath of the U.S. of hot weather this weekend.
  • Co-stars say Huffman remorseful for role in college case

    Co-stars say Huffman remorseful for role in college case

    Saturday, July 20 2019 11:11 AM EDT2019-07-20 15:11:10 GMT
    Saturday, July 20 2019 11:31 PM EDT2019-07-21 03:31:33 GMT
    Actresses Angela Bassett and Patricia Arquette say that Felicity Huffman appears genuinely remorseful for her role in a college admissions scandal.
    Actresses Angela Bassett and Patricia Arquette say that Felicity Huffman appears genuinely remorseful for her role in a college admissions scandal.
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  • Artists withdraw from NYC museum show over tear gas link

    Artists withdraw from NYC museum show over tear gas link

    Saturday, July 20 2019 6:11 PM EDT2019-07-20 22:11:20 GMT
    Saturday, July 20 2019 11:31 PM EDT2019-07-21 03:31:32 GMT
    (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File). FILE- This April 30, 2015 photo shows an exterior view of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. Seven artists have asked the museum to remove their work from its biennial showcase of American art over a museu...(AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File). FILE- This April 30, 2015 photo shows an exterior view of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. Seven artists have asked the museum to remove their work from its biennial showcase of American art over a museu...
    (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File). FILE- This April 30, 2015 photo shows an exterior view of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. Seven artists have asked the museum to remove their work from its biennial showcase of American art over a museu...(AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File). FILE- This April 30, 2015 photo shows an exterior view of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. Seven artists have asked the museum to remove their work from its biennial showcase of American art over a museu...
    Seven artists have asked New York's Whitney Museum to remove their work from its biennial showcase of American art over a museum board member's ties to the sale of law-enforcement supplies including tear gas.
    Seven artists have asked New York's Whitney Museum to remove their work from its biennial showcase of American art over a museum board member's ties to the sale of law-enforcement supplies including tear gas.
  • US concerned over China's 'interference' in South China Sea

    US concerned over China's 'interference' in South China Sea

    Saturday, July 20 2019 11:31 PM EDT2019-07-21 03:31:29 GMT
    Saturday, July 20 2019 11:31 PM EDT2019-07-21 03:31:29 GMT
    The U.S. says it's concerned by reports of China's interference with oil and gas activities in the disputed waters of the South China Sea, where Vietnam says Beijing violated its sovereignty.
    The U.S. says it's concerned by reports of China's interference with oil and gas activities in the disputed waters of the South China Sea, where Vietnam says Beijing violated its sovereignty.
  • The Latest: Marvel boss says Mahershala Ali is 'Blade'

    The Latest: Marvel boss says Mahershala Ali is 'Blade'

    Saturday, July 20 2019 9:41 PM EDT2019-07-21 01:41:26 GMT
    Saturday, July 20 2019 11:31 PM EDT2019-07-21 03:31:35 GMT
    (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP). Angelina Jolie greets fans as she walks on stage at the Marvel Studios panel on day three of Comic-Con International on Saturday, July 20, 2019, in San Diego.(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP). Angelina Jolie greets fans as she walks on stage at the Marvel Studios panel on day three of Comic-Con International on Saturday, July 20, 2019, in San Diego.
    (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP). Angelina Jolie greets fans as she walks on stage at the Marvel Studios panel on day three of Comic-Con International on Saturday, July 20, 2019, in San Diego.(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP). Angelina Jolie greets fans as she walks on stage at the Marvel Studios panel on day three of Comic-Con International on Saturday, July 20, 2019, in San Diego.
    Thor is going to be a woman played by Natalie Portman in the fourth installment in the series about the god of Thunder.
    Thor is going to be a woman played by Natalie Portman in the fourth installment in the series about the god of Thunder.
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