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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: Ron Herman

    Hometown Hero: Ron Herman

    Ron Herman is the chair of the Center for NonProfit Excellence's Advisory Council- which is part of Fairfield County's Community Foundation.

    Ron Herman is the chair of the Center for NonProfit Excellence's Advisory Council- which is part of Fairfield County's Community Foundation.

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  • Garrett loses cool, hits Steelers QB with helmet in brawl

    Garrett loses cool, hits Steelers QB with helmet in brawl

    Friday, November 15 2019 12:02 AM EST2019-11-15 05:02:33 GMT
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    (AP Photo/David Richard). Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett (95) hits Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph (2) with a helmet during the second half of an NFL football game Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, in Cleveland.(AP Photo/David Richard). Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett (95) hits Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph (2) with a helmet during the second half of an NFL football game Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, in Cleveland.
    (AP Photo/David Richard). Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett (95) hits Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph (2) with a helmet during the second half of an NFL football game Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, in Cleveland.(AP Photo/David Richard). Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett (95) hits Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph (2) with a helmet during the second half of an NFL football game Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, in Cleveland.
    Cleveland defense end Myles Garrett ripped off Pittsburgh quarterback Mason Rudolph’s helmet and hit him with it in the head in the final seconds as the Browns’ 21-7 win over the Steelers ended with a wild brawl...
    Cleveland defense end Myles Garrett ripped off Pittsburgh quarterback Mason Rudolph’s helmet and hit him with it in the head in the final seconds as the Browns’ 21-7 win over the Steelers ended with a wild brawl between the rivals.
  • AP Interview: Evo Morales wants UN mediation in Bolivia

    AP Interview: Evo Morales wants UN mediation in Bolivia

    Friday, November 15 2019 12:22 AM EST2019-11-15 05:22:32 GMT
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    (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo). Former Bolivian President Evo Morales speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Mexico City, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. Mexico granted asylum to Morales, who resigned on Nov. 10 under mounting pressure from the m...(AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo). Former Bolivian President Evo Morales speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Mexico City, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. Mexico granted asylum to Morales, who resigned on Nov. 10 under mounting pressure from the m...
    (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo). Former Bolivian President Evo Morales speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Mexico City, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. Mexico granted asylum to Morales, who resigned on Nov. 10 under mounting pressure from the m...(AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo). Former Bolivian President Evo Morales speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Mexico City, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. Mexico granted asylum to Morales, who resigned on Nov. 10 under mounting pressure from the m...
    AP Interview: Bolivia ex-president Evo Morales wants UN mediation, perhaps with Pope Francis.
    AP Interview: Bolivia ex-president Evo Morales wants UN mediation, perhaps with Pope Francis.
  • Israel says it has completed Gaza strikes after rocket fire

    Israel says it has completed Gaza strikes after rocket fire

    Friday, November 15 2019 2:22 AM EST2019-11-15 07:22:34 GMT
    Friday, November 15 2019 3:12 AM EST2019-11-15 08:12:48 GMT
    (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra). A Palestinian boy walks through a hole in a wall of a destroyed house following overnight Israeli missile strikes, in the town of Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019.(AP Photo/Khalil Hamra). A Palestinian boy walks through a hole in a wall of a destroyed house following overnight Israeli missile strikes, in the town of Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019.
    (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra). A Palestinian boy walks through a hole in a wall of a destroyed house following overnight Israeli missile strikes, in the town of Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019.(AP Photo/Khalil Hamra). A Palestinian boy walks through a hole in a wall of a destroyed house following overnight Israeli missile strikes, in the town of Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019.
    Israel says it’s completed a series of airstrikes on targets linked to Islamic Jihad in Gaza after rocket fire.
    Israel says it’s completed a series of airstrikes on targets linked to Islamic Jihad in Gaza after rocket fire.
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  • Esper defends as fair Pentagon contract disputed by Amazon

    Esper defends as fair Pentagon contract disputed by Amazon

    Friday, November 15 2019 1:42 AM EST2019-11-15 06:42:33 GMT
    Friday, November 15 2019 3:12 AM EST2019-11-15 08:12:42 GMT
    (AP Photo/Richard Drew and Ted S. Warren, File). FILE - This combination of file photos shows the logos for Amazon, top, and Microsoft. . Amazon is protesting the Pentagon’s decision to award a huge cloud-computing contract to Microsoft, citing “unmist...(AP Photo/Richard Drew and Ted S. Warren, File). FILE - This combination of file photos shows the logos for Amazon, top, and Microsoft. . Amazon is protesting the Pentagon’s decision to award a huge cloud-computing contract to Microsoft, citing “unmist...
    (AP Photo/Richard Drew and Ted S. Warren, File). FILE - This combination of file photos shows the logos for Amazon, top, and Microsoft. . Amazon is protesting the Pentagon’s decision to award a huge cloud-computing contract to Microsoft, citing “unmist...(AP Photo/Richard Drew and Ted S. Warren, File). FILE - This combination of file photos shows the logos for Amazon, top, and Microsoft. . Amazon is protesting the Pentagon’s decision to award a huge cloud-computing contract to Microsoft, citing “unmist...
    U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper says he’s certain the awarding of a $10 billion cloud-computing contract to Microsoft instead of Amazon was done fairly.
    U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper says he’s certain the awarding of a $10 billion cloud-computing contract to Microsoft instead of Amazon was done fairly.
  • Australia’s Qantas operates 19 ½-hour London-Sydney flight

    Australia’s Qantas operates 19 ½-hour London-Sydney flight

    Thursday, November 14 2019 11:22 PM EST2019-11-15 04:22:30 GMT
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    (Australia Pool via AP). In this image made from video, Qantas Boeing 787 Dreamliner plane lands at Sydney airport in Sydney, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. Australian airliner Qantas completed a non-stop flight from London to Sydney used to assess the effects...(Australia Pool via AP). In this image made from video, Qantas Boeing 787 Dreamliner plane lands at Sydney airport in Sydney, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. Australian airliner Qantas completed a non-stop flight from London to Sydney used to assess the effects...
    (Australia Pool via AP). In this image made from video, Qantas Boeing 787 Dreamliner plane lands at Sydney airport in Sydney, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. Australian airliner Qantas completed a non-stop flight from London to Sydney used to assess the effects...(Australia Pool via AP). In this image made from video, Qantas Boeing 787 Dreamliner plane lands at Sydney airport in Sydney, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. Australian airliner Qantas completed a non-stop flight from London to Sydney used to assess the effects...
    Australia’s Qantas operates 19 ½ hour London-Sydney flight.
    Australia’s Qantas operates 19 ½ hour London-Sydney flight.
  • Partisan vote likely for Export-Import Bank measure

    Partisan vote likely for Export-Import Bank measure

    Friday, November 15 2019 1:22 AM EST2019-11-15 06:22:33 GMT
    Friday, November 15 2019 3:12 AM EST2019-11-15 08:12:39 GMT
    The Democratic-controlled House is on track to pass a measure renewing the charter of the Export-Import Bank, a U.S. agency that provides loans and other help to foreign buyers of U.S. exports.
    The Democratic-controlled House is on track to pass a measure renewing the charter of the Export-Import Bank, a U.S. agency that provides loans and other help to foreign buyers of U.S. exports.
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