(HARTFORD, CT) – On Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Governor Dannel P. Malloy will join a bipartisan group of the nation’s governors at the National Governors Association’s 2014 Winter Meeting in Washington, DC.  The meeting is an opportunity for governors to discuss issues affecting states, share innovative solutions, and look for ways to strengthen the state-federal partnership.  Topics being discussed will include job creation, education reform, improvement of infrastructure, restructuring of health care, and the development of energy resources.  Governor Malloy serves as vice chair of the organization’s Natural Resources Committee. Governor Malloy will also be attending events at the White House and a meeting of the Council of Governors, which President Obama appointed him to last year. WHO: Governor…

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The Barnum Museum presents: The Greely Expedition: A Tale of Triumph and Tragedy in the Arctic

Sunday, February 23 at 2 p.m.– The Greely Expedition: A Tale of Triumph and Tragedy in the Arctic presented by Professor Michael Robinson, an Associate Professor of History at the University of Hartford and an expert on 19th century scientific expeditions. $5 Donation. Snow date March 2. In 1881, Lieutenant Adolphus W. Greely commanded the largest polar expedition ever fielded by the United States.  It would be the most successful -- and the most tragic -- Arctic expedition in American history. Professor Robinson will give a tantalizing overview of the dangerous and ambitious "Greely Expedition," in his illustrated presentation. Robinson is the author of The Coldest Crucible: Arctic Exploration and American Culture (University of Chicago Press, 2006), which won the…

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Bridgeport News: Pedestrian struck then robbed

9:13pm--#Bridgeport CT--In a story we reported earlier a pedestrian was struck by a tan Caravan style vehicle in front of Walgreen's at 1000 Park Avenue robbed the victim then fled the scene.  They only got away with the victim's cellphone.  The van sideswiped the victim who is being evaluated at St. Vincent's Emergency Room.  His injuries are not life threatening.  Employees at Walgreen's assisted the victim until first responders arrived.  Police are looking for two black males, both thin built, one dressed in all black, the other in a red hoodie and jeans.

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