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Most hospital CEOs’ pay boosted handsomely

The top executives at 18 nonprofit hospitals in Connecticut saw their total compensation increase ...
Middlesex Hospital in Middletown and Day Kimball Hospital in Putnam, boosted their presidents’ pay packages by modest increases of 1.1 percent and ...

Debt + Lotteries = Social Decline

Residents of Connecticut spend about $1.3 billion on state-run lottery ...
It was an event chronicled by Robert Putnam in his book, Bowling Alone. He described the decline of social intercourse and the collapse of civic groups that did so much to hold ...

Organizer: Connecticut Renaissance Faire not returning to Norwich

NORWICH - The Connecticut Renaissance Faire will not return to Norwich ...
The fair moved in Norwich in 2013 from Hebron, it's home since 2006. It was started in Putnam in 1999 and attracts up to 33,000 people annually.

Strong storms move through area; Putnam flash flood warning

The storm triggered a severe thunderstorm warning as it crossed through Putnam and northern Westchester counties into Connecticut. Another strong storm was moving into southern Westchester at about 5 p.m. The weather service said the storm carried the ...

Flash Flood Warning for Putnam County, New York

The National Weather Service in Upton NY has issued a Flash Flood Warning for: North Central Fairfield County in Southern Connecticut. Eastern Putnam County in southeastern New York. Until 7:00 pm EDT. At 4:07 pm EDT, Doppler radar indicated a thunderstorm ...

Norwalk's MTC To Perform '25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee'

NORWALK, Conn. -- The Music Theatre of Connecticut School of the Performing Arts will present a production of "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee." The Tony Award-winning musical comedy is one of Broadway's most buzzed-about hits. This musical ...

DWI Checkpoints To Be Held In Connecticut

As the Memorial Day weekend and summer celebrations and vacations approach, the Connecticut State Police are preparing ...
Eastford, Sterling, Putnam, and Pomfret Saturday: Roving Patrols - Routes 6, 12,14, 44, 97, 169, 197, 198 and Interstate 395 in ...

Putnam's First Fridays win CT Main Street Award

The Town of Putnam, the Putnam Business Association and the Putnam Arts Council will be recognized with an Award of Excellence at the 2015 Connecticut Main Street Awards Gala on June 8. They'll join six other recipients of CMSA awards aimed at recognizing ...

Robert Stuart Putnam

Bob is survived by his beloved wife, Jane, his two children, Stuart (Theresa) Putnam of Danbury, CT; and Betsy David (Christopher Kenely) of Chatham, MA; his sister, Janice Axtell of Point Harbor, NC; five grandchildren, Michael (Lisa) Putnam of Monroe ...

Connecticut man arrested in East Windsor hit-and-run

EAST WINDSOR-- A Connecticut man was arrested on drunken driving and leaving ...
who was intoxicated, had taken the Impala from Putnam, Conn., without the owner's permission and was wanted on drunken driving charges out of Burlington, Vt.,

Fire Tears Through MLK School In Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE (CBS) – Thick, black smoke could be seen for miles above Cambridge Saturday afternoon as a large fire tore through a school. The three-alarm fire broke out at the Martin Luther King Jr. Sch…

Early Review @nightcreatures - In the Air Tonight by Lori Handeland (Sisters of the Craft #1)

In the Air TonightSisters of the Craft #1by Lori Handeland Goodreads blurb:  Four centuries ago, in a small Scottish village, three baby girls escaped the wrath of a witch hunter. Today, one young wom…

USF baseball beats FAU in opening game of NCAA tournament

For the first time since 2002, the Bulls have won a postseason baseball game. USF, 34-24-1, won 5 to 3 today over FAU as they advance to the winners bracket. They will face the winner of the UF vs. FA…

Putnam, Rooney, criticize new “Waters of the U.S.” rule released today

New EPA water rule: federal power grab or protection for drinking water?  Both Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam and U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney spoke out today against the Environmental Prote…

Automotive supplier to build $58M facility in Putnam Co.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A global automotive supplier is investing $58 million to build a new facility in Putnam County that could create 550 jobs. Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Developm…

Putnam man accused of selling heroin on train tracks

PUTNAM, Conn. (WTNH) — Putnam police have busted a man for allegedly selling heroin. Officers were checking out some railroad tracks near Providence Street Monday when they saw three people trespassi…

Gulen private school Putnam Academy of Science to close

WFSB 3 Connecticut PUTNAM, CT (WFSB) - Faculty and students at a private academy are in shock after the trustees of the Putnam Science Academy decide to close the acclaimed school temporarily. The s…

President Obama: Rise In White Poverty Pushes Issue To The Forefront

Source: (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images) During a candid talk about race and poverty Tuesday at Georgetown University, President Barack Obama tackled the changing face of eco…

Methamphetamine delivery thwarted by “reported” traffic crash in Putnam County; Walling Dewayne Beecher, 46, arrested

PUTNAM COUNTY, Fla. — An alleged single-car crash led Putnam County Sheriff’s deputies to a meth bust Sunday morning in Interlachen. On Main Street in Interlachen, 46-year-old Walling Dewayne Beecher…

ISP trooper helps save fawn along I-70 in Putnam County

PUTNAM COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) — Indiana State Police received several calls on Saturday morning about a “baby deer” in the median of Interstate 70. ISP Trooper Mike Wood was dispatched to mile marker 48…


In PUTNAM CONNECTICUT: Why Good Trade Deals Matter to a Business

Nick Martin is the co-founder of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling business. He sent the following email to the White House list to highlight why a better trade deal means a brighter future for online businesses like his.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership isn´t just President Obama´s proposed trade deal -- it´s mine, too. It´s a trade deal that millions of other online small business owners in this country would be proud to add their name to. I want to tell you why:

Every time I step through the doors of one of our 4,000-square-foot warehouses in Boulder and Denver, Colorado -- every time I see the bikes and cycling parts that line those walls and take in the energetic buzz of our 30-member team -- I take a step back and reflect on a simple fact: I own a business. It’s a "pinch-me" moment -- every time.

I am a cyclist and the proud co-owner of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling store. And thanks to the Internet and the availability of e-commerce platforms like eBay, we´ve gone global. After all, when it’s not cycling season in the U.S., it’s peak season somewhere else in the world.

International customers aren´t just good for business abroad; they’re great for my Colorado communities. Why? Because selling in more markets means I can hire more people here at home. In fact, more small businesses are using the Internet to grow their business by reaching new customers they couldn´t reach before.

This is why trade is so important to me. If the success of American businesses in the global economy is important to you, say you’re an ambassador for a better trade deal that delivers a brighter future for all of us.

It may seem like a really remote and technical issue, but it actually has a real impact on how small businesses like mine do business. Currently more than 40% of our transactions cross U.S. borders. Unfortunately, most of our trade rules were written in a "pre-Internet" era, which means they are a nightmare to navigate for small online businesses.

Here’s an example: Right now, customs rules are so inconsistent and hard to follow that if we put a cycling part in the wrong packaging or mail it with the wrong label, it won’t make it to our customer in one country. The rules are different for each country, and are sometimes set up in a way that completely blocks out American business.

That is why it is so important that we secure the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a new kind of trade agreement that will ensure America writes the rules and levels the playing field for online businesses and American workers by:

Reducing and eliminating tariffs across the Asia-Pacific region

Streamlining customs procedures

Making the rules more transparent, consistent, and less costly

Helping keep the Internet open and free, enabling online businesses to operate without unnecessary infrastructure costs

Of course, as the President has said, not all of our past trade deals have lived up to their promise. Thankfully, this trade deal is on track to be different. In fact, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is shaping up to be the most progressive trade deal the world has ever seen. [13]


Register now and request your ballots for the year in PUTNAM CONNECTICUT

The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote, and acts as a request for your State absentee ballots for the year. It is important to complete a new FPCA annually, every time you move or at least 90 days prior to the election you want to vote in.

Completing a new FPCA is easy at FVAP.gov:

  • Select your State from the drop-down on the home page
  • Click the box at the bottom of the page to Register to Vote, Request a Ballot or Update My Voter Info
  • The FVAP online tool will walk you through the form, and provide you with a PDF packet to print, sign and send directly to your local election official (LEO); links are also provided here for States that offer online voter registration
  • You can check the status of your registration and/or ballot request by contacting your LEO at any time

Remember, the only way your LEO knows how to reach you is with the information you provide! Some States allow a longer time between registrations, but if you submit a new FPCA every year, you wont have to worry about your registration or ballot request status and can participate in all the elections* you´re eligible to.

* While there are no regularly scheduled elections for Federal offices, there may be some elections for office which are vacated by the end of the term. Being registered ensures you will be able to participate in these elections.


If you experience any issues or have questions, FVAPs call center is available at 1-800-438-VOTE (8683), DSN 425-1584 or at vote@fvap.gov. Toll-free phone numbers from 67 countries are listed at FVAP.gov. Find us on Facebook at /DoDFVAP and follow @FVAP on Twitter.

PDF version of FVAP Voter Alert #1


What do you know about abuse of women in PUTNAM CONNECTICUT ?

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Signs of abuse

It can be hard to know if you´re being abused. You may think that your husband is allowed to make you have sex. That´s not true. Forced sex is rape, no matter who does it. You may think that cruel or threatening words are not abuse. They are. And sometimes emotional abuse is a sign that a person will become physically violent.

Below is a list of possible signs of abuse. Some of these are illegal. All of them are wrong. You may be abused if your partner:

  • Monitors what you´re doing all the time
  • Unfairly accuses you of being unfaithful all the time
  • Prevents or discourages you from seeing friends or family
  • Prevents or discourages you from going to work or school
  • Gets very angry during and after drinking alcohol or using drugs
  • Controls how you spend your money
  • Controls your use of needed medicines
  • Decides things for you that you should be allowed to decide (like what to wear or eat)
  • Humiliates you in front of others
  • Destroys your property or things that you care about
  • Threatens to hurt you, the children, or pets
  • Hurts you (by hitting, beating, pushing, shoving, punching, slapping, kicking, or biting)
  • Uses (or threatens to use) a weapon against you
  • Forces you to have sex against your will
  • Controls your birth control or insists that you get pregnant
  • Blames you for his or her violent outbursts
  • Threatens to harm himself or herself when upset with you
  • Says things like, "If I can´t have you then no one can."

If you think someone is abusing you, get help. Abuse can have serious physical and emotional effects. No one has the right to hurt you.

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Healthy vs. unhealthy relationships

Sometimes a relationship might not be abusive, but it might have some serious problems that make it unhealthy. If you think you might be in an unhealthy relationship, you should be able to talk to your partner about your concerns. If you feel like you can´t talk to your partner, try talking to a trusted friend, family member, or counselor. Consider calling a confidential hotline to get the support you need and to explore next steps. If you´re afraid to end the relationship, call a hotline for help.

Signs of an unhealthy relationship include:

  • Focusing all your energy on your partner
  • Dropping friends and family or activities you enjoy
  • Feeling pressured or controlled a lot
  • Having more bad times in the relationship than good
  • Feeling sad or scared when with your partner

Signs of a healthy relationship include:

  • Having more good times in the relationship than bad
  • Having a life outside the relationship, with your own friends and activities
  • Making decisions together, with each partner compromising at times
  • Dealing with conflicts by talking honestly
  • Feeling comfortable and able to be yourself
  • Feeling able to take care of yourself
  • Feeling like your partner supports you

If you feel confused about your relationship, a mental health professional can help. Remember, you deserve to be treated with respect.

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