Yes, You Can Call Me Disabled

by Anjali J. Former-Pratt Why? Because I am! Disability is not anything to be ashamed of. In fact, I am proud of my disabled identity. You may have been taught not to use the word “disabled.” In fact, you may have been taught to use “person-first” language in which you identify the person before their … Continue reading Yes, You Can Call Me Disabled

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Dyke Spear, Local Attorney Evaluates UFO Evidence

As a spokesman and field investigator for the CT Chapter of MUFON (Mutual UFO Network), Attorney Dyke Spear is highly qualified to give an insightful analysis of the UFO phenomenon. For the past 35 years, Attorney Spear s ihanteracted, researched and Onally controversial—but always colorful—Attorney Spear presents an informative and entertaining analysis of the UFO … Continue reading Dyke Spear, Local Attorney Evaluates UFO Evidence

Bristol Man Wheeled Through the Boston Marathon Backward

Like many Boston Marathon runners, Harry McKinstry, 53, took the downhills a bit faster than he’d planned. In fact, though his typical pace is around 8:30 or 9-minute miles, he was clocking sub-7 paces at some points. That’s when Michelle Desmarais, his longtime friend and guide, told him to stop waving and high-fiving and put his hand … Continue reading Bristol Man Wheeled Through the Boston Marathon Backward

Bristol to Host Educational HIV/AIDS Forum

On Wednesday, April 17, professionals involved in HIV/AIDS prevention and care are invited to attend the annual HIV Educational Forum sponsored by Bristol Mayor’s Task Force on HIV/AIDS. This event will feature speakers on multiple topics related to HIV/AIDS including Hepatitis C, Opioid Use/Treatment, the Evolution of HIV/AIDs and U=U (Undetectable = Untransmittable). In Connecticut, … Continue reading Bristol to Host Educational HIV/AIDS Forum

How to Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day

According to worlddownsyndromeday2.org, WDSD was first observed in 2006 in many countries around the world. March 21 was declared World Down Syndrome Day by the United Nations General Assembly on December 19, 2011. WDSD said the General Assembly “invites all Member States, relevant organizations of the United Nations system and other international organizations, as well as civil … Continue reading How to Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day

CT Housing Crisis Support Still Available for Those Evacuated from Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Maria

Funding is still available from the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness (CCEH) to help people who have been evacuated from Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Maria who are continuing to experience a housing crisis. This funding can be used to help stabilize housing through support such as rental assistance, security deposits, moving costs, utility assistance, … Continue reading CT Housing Crisis Support Still Available for Those Evacuated from Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Maria

Mobile Marketing Program Drives Awareness for Diabetes

Diabetes is a serious disease affecting millions of Americans. Wrap for a Cause, a nonprofit mobile marketing program, has been helping the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF) raise awareness and funds for their mission. This year on Diabetes Alert Day on March 26th, the founder of Wrap for a Cause, Laura Saggese, is encouraging everyone to join the … Continue reading Mobile Marketing Program Drives Awareness for Diabetes

This Bristol Social Media Program Could Help Prevent Future School Shootings

One year ago, a gunman killed 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Florida. A commission there released a report last month, which mentioned among other things, many missed warning signs. Now, some schools across the country are finding their own ways to make sure they don't miss a thing. Natasha Chen visited one … Continue reading This Bristol Social Media Program Could Help Prevent Future School Shootings