AP-CT–Connecticut Daybook, CT

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The Associated Press Connecticut Daybook for Tuesday, Aug. 20, and Wednesday, Aug. 21. For questions about coverage, please consult the latest digest or contact the AP bureau in Hartford at 860-246-6876 or 1-800-842-2068.

TUESDAY, Aug. 20:

8 a.m. – 8 p.m. HEALTH OVERHAUL-INSURANCE EXCHANGE — Representatives of the Access Health CT health insurance exchange, established as part of the federal health care overhaul, present the following events.

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. SOUTH WINDSOR — Health insurance brokers attend half-day seminars in South Windsor scheduled from Thursday, Aug. 15, through Thursday, Aug. 29. Note: 8 a.m. to noon seminar followed by 1 to 5 p.m. seminar. 2 Jeffrey Drive, South Windsor.

6 – 8 p.m. WATERBURY — Representatives visit Waterbury to continue a series of free public “healthy chat” events about health insurance changes and enrollment. Note: 6 p.m. registration and refreshments followed by 6:30 to 8 p.m. discussion and question-and-answer session. Veterans Memorial Hall, second floor, City Hall, 235 Grand St., Waterbury.

Contacts: Kathleen M. Tallarita, 860-757-5339.

Phil Boyle, 860-757-5329.

9:30 a.m. – noon. BAMBOO RESTRICTIONS — During a Milford workshop for municipal employees, representatives of the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and the University of Connecticut discuss regulations for planting running bamboo that are scheduled to take effect Tuesday, Oct. 1, intended to prevent damage to neighboring properties.

Location: Auditorium, City Hall, 110 River St., Milford.

Contacts: Dennis Schain, 860-424-4100.

11 a.m. BLUMENTHAL SCHEDULE — The schedule for U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal follows.

11 a.m. NEW BRITAIN — Blumenthal and Central Connecticut State University administrators, professors and students including Academic Affairs Vice President and Provost Carl R. Lovitt discuss the cost of higher education and financial aid obligations during a forum. Bellin Gallery, Student Center, Central Connecticut State University, 1615 Stanley Road (state Route 71), New Britain.

1 p.m. SIMSBURY — Blumenthal and executives from aerospace and military circuitry manufacturer Phonon Corp., including Board Chairman and President Tom Martin and Engineering Vice President Richard D. Porga, discuss the effects of automatic federal budget cuts that began Friday, March 1. Phonon Corp., 90 Wolcott Road, Simsbury.

Contacts: Elizabeth Benton, 860-729-3589 or 860-258-6940.

7 p.m. SUPERSTORM-HISTORIC PROPERTY GRANTS — During a meeting in New London as part of a planned series of five information sessions that began Tuesday, Aug. 6, representatives of the state Department of Economic and Community Development’s State Historic Preservation Office discuss how owners of archaeological and historic properties in Fairfield, Middlesex, New Haven and New London counties can apply for grants to fund emergency repairs of damage from the severe storm that resulted from Hurricane Sandy, and to pay for technical assistance.

Note: Similar information sessions were scheduled on Tuesday, Aug. 6, in Old Lyme, and on Wednesday, Aug. 21, in Bridgeport.

Location: Council Chambers, City Hall, 181 State St., New London.

Contacts: Peter Yazbak, 860-524-7362 or 860-985-5528 (cell).

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 21:

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. HEALTH OVERHAUL-INSURANCE BROKERS — Health insurance brokers attend half-day seminars in South Windsor organized by the Access Health CT health insurance exchange, established as part of the federal health care overhaul, and scheduled from Thursday, Aug. 15, through Thursday, Aug. 29.

Note: 8 a.m. to noon seminar followed by 1 to 5 p.m. seminar.

Location: 2 Jeffrey Drive, South Windsor.

Contacts: Kathleen M. Tallarita, 860-757-5339.

Phil Boyle, 860-757-5329.

Noon. BEARDSLEY ZOO — Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo presents the following events.

Noon – 3 p.m. WESTPORT — Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo’s Zoomobile representatives present a free “SSSensational Snakes: Living Wonders” program at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport to mark the state’s observance of the “Year of the Snake,” and conclude the Zoomobile’s seasonal tour of nature centers and state parks that began Wednesday, July 3. Beach, Sherwood Island State Park, Sherwood Island Connector off Sherwood Island Lane and exit 18 of the Connecticut Turnpike/Gov. John Davis Lodge Turnpike (Interstate 95), Westport.

7 p.m. BRIDGEPORT — During a lecture titled “The Call of the Apes” as part of the Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo Volunteer Association’s “Evening Lecture Series,” Sacred Heart University biology professor Thomas Terleph discusses his research of white-handed gibbons in Khao Yai National Park, Thailand. Hanson Exploration Station, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport.

Contacts: Caryn S. Kaufman, 203-345-3430 or 646-765-6006 (cell).

3 p.m. UCONN AVERY POINT-STUDENT CENTER — University of Connecticut administrators including the director of the university’s Avery Point campus, Michael Alfultis, and President Susan Herbst mark the opening of a $9.3 million student center and auditorium on the university’s Avery Point campus in Groton.

Note: Speaking program at the student center followed by a reception at Branford House.

Location: Avery Point campus, University of Connecticut, 1084 Shennecossett Road, Groton.

Contacts: Stephanie Reitz, 860-486-0871 or 860-508-5615 (cell).

4:30 – 7 p.m. NEW HAVEN KINDERGARTNERS — Administrators and teachers from New Haven Public Schools, United Way of Greater New Haven representatives and other community volunteers visit homes of families with children entering kindergarten during “Kindergarten Canvass” events scheduled on Saturday, Aug. 17, Wednesday, Aug. 21, and Thursday, Aug. 22.

Location: Event begins at the East Rock School, 133 Nash St., New Haven.

Contacts: Abbe Smith, 203-676-0463 (cell) or 203-497-7015.

Joshua Mamis, 203-691-4229 or 203-444-5336 (cell).

7 p.m. SUPERSTORM-HISTORIC PROPERTY GRANTS — During a meeting in Bridgeport as part of a planned series of five information sessions that began Tuesday, Aug. 6, representatives of the state Department of Economic and Community Development’s State Historic Preservation Office discuss how owners of archaeological and historic properties in Fairfield, Middlesex, New Haven and New London counties can apply for grants to fund emergency repairs of damage from the severe storm that resulted from Hurricane Sandy, and to pay for technical assistance.

Note: Similar information sessions were scheduled on Tuesday, Aug. 6, in Old Lyme, and on Tuesday, Aug. 20, in New London.

Location: City Hall, 45 Lyon Terrace, Bridgeport.

Contacts: Peter Yazbak, 860-524-7362 or 860-985-5528 (cell).

The AP-Hartford

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