NEWS&VIEWS by Jacqueline Bennett

Posts tagged “connecticut National Guard

Natalie’s Tigers Exceed Goal, Raise More Than $8,000 For Ovarian Cancer Run/Walk

Posted on September 28, 2012

Article & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb Far exceeding their goal, Natalie’s Tigers took the top fundraising spot with $8,384 raised for the 3rd Annual 5K Run/Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer held September 22 at Hammonasset State Park in Madison, Connecticut. About seventy participating teams raised a total of $102,465 to help fight the disease that reportedly kills nearly 14,000 women annually in the United States. In addition to exceeding their monetary goal of $500, the thirty-eight member team of Natalie’s Tigers also surpassed a goal of recruiting eight members. As well as accepting pledges, the group held lollipop sales, lemonade stands, bake and tag sales, and even collected cans and bottles for the cause. “It’s really cool, our team is…

Cold Blast Expected While Power Outages Remain In Connecticut

Posted on November 4, 2011

    Cold Blast Expected While Power Outages Remain In Connecticut Article and photos by Jacqueline Bennett reports a cold blast is expected to hit Connecticut, the rest of New England and neighboring Canada today while more than 300,000 power customers in the Nutmeg state remain without heat and electricity following a late October snowstorm. Connecticut Govenor Dannel Malloy pulled no pushes yesterday when he said during a news conference he “wouldn’t want to be in (Connecticut Light & Power’s) shoes” if the utility fails to make good on a promise from their president to have 99 percent of customers restored by midnight Sunday. Tensions have been mounting among officials in towns particularly hard hit with the threat of lawsuits being bantered about…