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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: Briggs Tobin

    Hometown Hero: Briggs Tobin

    Briggs Tobin, the vice chair for Fairfield County’s Community Foundation Board of Directors, helps set the agenda for the foundation and is involved in its annual Giving Day, which is a 24-hour online fundraiser with over 400 nonprofits participating.
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    The former mayor of Baltimore is set to sentenced in a lucrative, years long scheme that sold her self-published children’s books to nonprofits and foundations to promote her political career and fund her run for mayor.
  • Neighbors: Brewery gunman a 'gentleman'; no motive yet known

    Neighbors: Brewery gunman a 'gentleman'; no motive yet known

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    Police are searching a home on Milwaukee's north side as they hunt for clues about why an employee at one of the nation's largest breweries gunned down five co-workers before killing himself.
  • Grandfather, Navy vet among 5 victims of Wisconsin shooting

    Grandfather, Navy vet among 5 victims of Wisconsin shooting

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    The five men who were killed by a co-worker at a Milwaukee brewery include an electrician, a Navy veteran, a father of two small children, a fisherman and a grandfather.
    The five men who were killed by a co-worker at a Milwaukee brewery include an electrician, a Navy veteran, a father of two small children, a fisherman and a grandfather.
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    Neighbors: Brewery gunman a 'gentleman'; no motive yet known

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    Police are searching a home on Milwaukee's north side as they hunt for clues about why an employee at one of the nation's largest breweries gunned down five co-workers before killing himself.
    Police are searching a home on Milwaukee's north side as they hunt for clues about why an employee at one of the nation's largest breweries gunned down five co-workers before killing himself.
  • US economy grew at 2.1% rate in Q4 but virus threat looms

    US economy grew at 2.1% rate in Q4 but virus threat looms

    Thursday, February 27 2020 8:45 AM EST2020-02-27 13:45:59 GMT
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    US economy grows at 2.1% in Q4 but spreading coronavirus could jeopardize future growth.
    US economy grows at 2.1% in Q4 but spreading coronavirus could jeopardize future growth.
  • Asia stocks fall on virus fears after Wall Street plunge

    Asia stocks fall on virus fears after Wall Street plunge

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    Stocks are opening sharply lower on Wall Street, extending a weeklong rout and bringing the Dow Jones Industrial Average 10% below the record high it hit two weeks ago.
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