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Saturday, June 21, 2008

06/21/08 Calling All Connecticut Veterans With Distinguished Records

Hall of Fame calls for veteran nominations

The deadline for nominating veterans with distinguished records of public service to the Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame, Class of 2008, is Monday, June 30.

Gov. M. Jodi Rell created the Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame in 2005 through Executive Order No. 5 to recognize the post-military achievements of outstanding veterans from the state, living or deceased, and to spotlight their contributions to others including through the fields of education, public safety, volunteer service, elected office, youth activities and other areas of public service.

Veterans who served in all military conflicts are eligible for nomination, including World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan and Iraq....

...Among the requirements to be eligible for the Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame, the nominee must have been born in Connecticut or have resided here for at least five years; the nominee must meet the definition of a “veteran” under the Connecticut General Statutes 27-103; and the nominee must have received an honorable discharge from the United States Armed Forces.

Nomination packets must not exceed five 8-by-11 pages and must be received by June 30 at the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs, 287 West Street, Rocky Hill, CT 06067. Nominations received after June 30 will be considered for the following year’s class.

For more information, including a nominating packet, call 721-5818 or visit

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06/21/08 Greenwich Time News Links For Saturday

The Indian Harbor ferry boat heads out to Island Beach in Greenwich recently. (Greenwich Time Staff Photo)

$20 ferry fares fair?
Days after nonresidents gained the right to ride town ferries, some leaders and residents are calling for a fare increase for those not from Greenwich.

Bennett Jewelers is a family success
Laura Bennett, who owns Bennett Jewelers at 261 Sound Beach Ave. with her sister Alyson Bennett-Falco, recently sat down with Greenwich Time to talk about the history of their store and the state of business in the community.

A movie about the murders of Greenwich real estate developer Andrew Kissel and his younger brother, Hong Kong financier Robert Kissel, will be coming to cable television this fall.

Dems expect to win vote on minimum wage veto
The Democratic-controlled General Assembly will likely have the votes Monday to overturn Republican Gov.

NEW CANAAN - The public tomorrow will have the rare chance to visit an institution long-known for its private nature.

Motorcycle ridership is up, but so are hazards, survey finds
Nick Cognetta has been riding a motorcycle since he was 16, but said, "It's not as much fun to ride as it used to be.

Jay Fleischman and his daughter, Johanna, know how easy it can be to take the gift of sight for granted.

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