There are 10 things Connecticut residents and all Americans do that put them at increased risk for identity theft, according to a new AARP Fraud Watch Network study. The AARP Fraud Watch Network survey of 2,250 Americans ages 18+ shows common mistakes that put people at risk for having their identity stolen or their financial accounts compromised. In conjunction with the survey, AARP Fraud Watch Network unveils a new video featuring “Alice Lipski,” a convicted ID thief, who shared her playbook for scamming people of all ages. AARP arms Americans of all ages with the tools they need to spot and avoid scams so they can protect themselves and their families.
In addition to the stated topic, any questions or concerns related to breastfeeding can be discussed. Books, DVDs, and information sheets on pregnancy, breastfeeding, and parenting topics are available for borrowing.
With three out of four drivers believing hands-free technology is safe to use, Americans may be surprised to learn these popular new vehicle features may actually increase mental distraction, according to new research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. This research can serve as guidance to manufacturers who increasingly market hands-free systems as safety features. The results, which build on the first phase of the Foundation’s research conducted last year, suggest developers can improve the safety of their products by making them less complicated, more accurate, and generally easier to use, a point AAA hopes to use in working with manufacturers to make hands-free technologies as safe as possible for consumers. While manufacturers continue their efforts to develop and refine systems that reduce distractions, AAA encourages drivers to minimize cognitive distraction by limiting the use of most voice-based technologies. Using instrumented test vehicles, heart-rate monitors, and other equipment designed to measure reaction times, Dr.
The accuracy of voice recognition software significantly influences the rate of distraction. Composing text messages and emails using in-vehicle technologies (category three) was more distracting than using these systems to listen to messages (category two).
The study also separately assesses Apple’s Siri (version iOS 7), using insight obtained from Apple about Siri’s functionality at the time the research was conducted. On the five-point scale, Toyota’s Entune system had the lowest cognitive distraction rating system (at 1.7), which is similar to listening to an audio book. AAA is calling for developers to address key factors to mental distraction including complexity, accuracy, and time on task with the goal of making systems that are no more demanding than listening to the radio or an audiobook. AAA Southern New England is a not-for-profit auto club with 51 offices in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Jersey, providing more than 3.5 million local AAA members with travel, insurance, finance, and auto-related services. The Spring Glen Garden Club, a charter member of the Federated Garden Club of Connecticut, Inc., and National Garden Clubs, Inc. Washington Memorial Funeral Home, 4 Washington Ave., North Haven, was entrusted with the arrangements.
September was Suicide Prevention Month with walks, radio talk shows featuring professionals, and TV specials. So many are touched by a suicide - a spouse, children, siblings, parents, friends, therapists, and all the people who knew of the person. Several years ago, I lost a patient who was hospitalized at the time for depression and substance dependence. Typical responses include shock, disbelief, and physical responses, such as sleeplessness, poor appetite, nausea, headaches, and palpitations, especially initially.
Though it seems inexcusable, there is sometimes relief that the long struggle and hopelessness of the situation is finally over.
Holidays are particularly difficult in the first year, since the absence is painfully present.
A garment manufacturer will provide a variety of colors and styles for just $20 a piece for this event. To contribute any amount to this tax deductible fundraising event for the benefit of Hamden’s children, mail a donation to Rotary Club of Hamden, PO Box 185304, Hamden, 06518. The club meets on the third Sunday of the month, September through May, and is free and open to the public. Whether a long-time collector or you’ve only just started, there’s something for all. The Connecticut Z’mirah Chorale invites prospective members throughout the state to the Chorale’s next rehearsal, Sunday, Oct.
It’s really up to you guys, because both options – whether you’re sitting on the house or rehabbing it – are going to take time and emotional energy. If you have a mortgage that will be paid off in the next two or three years, should you pay extra toward the house or invest that money over and above the 15 percent you recommend putting toward retirement?
The Hamden Commission on Disability Rights & Opportunities and the Hamden Recreation Department will be sponsoring an Autumn Costume Fling for persons with disabilities over age 21. To obtain a registration form, contact Hamden Recreation Department at 2750 Dixwell Avenue. Boy Scout Troop 608 in Hamden proudly announces five Eagle Scouts from the 2013-2014 season. The tributes came during a meeting of the Hamden Fire Retirees Association at the Elks Hall on School Street. The tradition began with a gathering in November 2010, when some retirees presented a plaque to Mrs.
After that, Johnson says, “It was in suspension for about three years while we tried to work out details on how future plaques would be awarded.” The result was a ceremony that drew about 85 people. Retired Battalion Chief Thomas Doherty presented the plaque, honoring a man he’d known since high school and worked with for most of Reutenauer’s 36 years with the department.
Linda Bonadies presents her One Woman Musical, “Give It All Away,” at The Space Ballroom, Sunday, Oct.
If you’re just looking for a great story with great music, don’t miss “Give It All Away.”  But, if you’re looking for a story to inspire you to heal your relationships and overcome the voices that tell you you’re not good enough, then this play is a must-see! A plethora of thoughts are running through my mind as I sit at my computer to write for you. I will do this for now, I wish you a wonderful autumn season with the fall colors, holidays, and, hopefully, lots of good family time. Here are some guidelines that can help you make smart decisions that meet your budget and lifestyle. Choosing Tile – “Tiling your home can be a great home improvement to easily add value,” says Keesha Hargis, a home decor specialist. Easy to maintain, tile flooring tends to be very resistant to moisture, fading, and scratches.
Natural stone floors are beautiful and elegant, but they are not always ideal for families. Choosing Carpet – There is a vast selection of styles, colors, and fibers to choose from in today’s marketplace, but a simple checklist can help. Nylon fibers will hold up well to foot traffic, but may not offer the stain resistance a well-used room may need.
Flooring is a long-term investment, so consider factors like maintenance and usage before making a final decision. Hamden Democratic Party Chair Lewis Panzo announced that the Hamden Democratic Party will hold its next meeting Monday, Oct.
In orthopedics, it is often believed that when someone experiences leg pain, the source is usually “sciatica” originating from your back. Sciatica, defined as inflammation to the sciatica nerve, is often a result of a disc herniation between the last two vertebrae. In addition to nerve and disc origins, leg pain can also be referred from other structures, such as muscle or ligaments. Osteoarthritis of the hip joint itself can often refer pain into the front, inner, and occasional back of thigh, referring down as far as one’s knee.
Any of the above scenarios, or combination of these conditions, can contribute to leg pain symptoms. Michael Dow, MSPT, is founder and Clinical Director of Amity Physical Therapy, now with three offices in Woodbridge, Hamden, and Branford.
Kinderdance, operating 132 Franchises in 36 states and eight countries, places emphasis on building self-confidence and self-esteem in children through learning to share, lead, interact, and respond to others’ needs, as well as their own.
Hamden Youth Advisory Council’s (HYAC) Positive Choices Campaign to prevent underage drinking and drug use encourages all to join them in celebrating National Above the Influence (ATI) Day, Oct. The “Positive Choices” campaign is an initiative of the Hamden Youth Advisory Council (HYAC) to prevent underage drinking in Hamden and to encourage youth to make positive choices to live a lifestyle free from the influence of alcohol and drugs.


Photo: Members of Hamden High School’s football team have been utilizing the “Above the Influence, on Top of My Game” water bottles provided by the Positive Choices Campaign. One big downfall about being short is that when you have other people standing around you, you can’t see, and Jesus had many people around him.
Zacchaeus had many things in his life that did not line up with Jesus’ teachings, but one thing he did know was, in that moment, he needed to see Jesus. It says in Luke 19:5-9 that Jesus called Zacchaeus by name, to get out of the tree, and that He must stay at his house today. Oh, yes, while I’ve got your attention, I’m sure Carol would want me to remind you that the bookstore is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 11 a.m.
Whether you’re a homeowner or a renter, savvy approaches to running your home can save you money according to house smart experts. Programmable Thermostats: Available for about $50-$100, programmable or “smart” thermostats can save hundreds of dollars yearly on electricity bills, taking the guesswork out of finding a comfortable temperature for your home.
Extra Payment: Over the course of a 30-year loan, one additional mortgage payment yearly can save thousands on annual interest payments. House Plants: With air pollution levels increasing, improving indoor air quality is important. Ceiling Fans: An air conditioner uses 3,500 watts of energy, while a ceiling fan only uses 60 watts.
Shop Your Home: Before buying new home accessories, look for budget-friendly tweaks you can make.
Exploring ways to reduce home expenses can help you save for important upgrades down the line. The new report, along with recent eye-opening interviews with convicted ID thieves, reveal Americans are falling even further behind in the fight to protect their identities as scam artists go digital.
Forty-two percent of Americans over age 50 don’t have online access to all of their bank or credit accounts.
Only 26 percent of people use distinctly different passwords on their online accounts and 44 percent of smartphone owners age 50+ don’t have a passcode on their smartphones. They pay special attention to the needs of pregnant women and mothers of newborns and address their concerns first. The good news for consumers is that it’s possible to design hands-free technologies that are less cognitively distracting, according to the research. David Strayer and researchers from the University of Utah evaluated and ranked common voice-activated interactions based on the level of cognitive distraction generated. Systems with low accuracy and reliability generated a high level (category three) of distraction. Listening to a natural or synthetic voice both rated as a category two level of distraction. Researchers used the same metrics to measure a broad range of tasks including using social media, sending texts, and updating calendars.
Joel Cooper with Precision Driving Research evaluated the two most common voice-based interactions in which drivers engage, changing radio stations and voice dialing, with voice-activated systems found in six different automakers’ vehicles. In comparison, the Chevrolet MyLink resulted in a high level of cognitive distraction (rating of 3.7). AAA also plans to use the findings to continue a dialogue with policy makers, safety advocates, and manufactures.
This study builds upon groundbreaking research conducted last year, which found that drivers can be dangerously distracted even if their eyes are on the road and their hands are on the wheel. Entombment will take place in Pontelatone, Italy, where Alfonso will be reunited with his beloved wife Francesca. He was smart, had a good job waiting for him at discharge, had remained sober for six months, and was beginning to reconnect with his family.
That is partly because of denial and partly because they don’t tell us about their struggle or how painful it is. You will no longer have to worry about where and what the loved one is doing and whether they are safe.
As part of the club’s mission to help children, new down-filled winter coats will be provided to first grade Hamden Students in need.
It’s in a small, rural town with little industry, and we’ve been told that the place would be worth $85,000 if it’s cleaned up, compared to $75,000 as-is. From a real estate person’s perspective, houses always sell better when they’re shined up and looking nice. In other words, if you spend $10,000 on a project like this, you’ll usually gain $20,000 when you’re talking about stuff like a thorough cleaning, new carpet and flooring, fresh paint and basics like that.
I’ve done hundreds, if not thousands, of these kinds of deals, and I can’t stand to try and sell something that’s dumpy, grungy and out of shape.
You know, a magical thing happens when you pay down a house and sell it somewhere down the road. But you don’t know exactly what will happen over the next several years of your life or the life of your investments. He has authored five New York Times best-selling books: Financial Peace, More Than Enough, The Total Money Makeover, EntreLeadership and Smart Money Smart Kids. Retired Hamden firefighters recently gathered to pay tribute to some of their former colleagues: ten men who passed away between 2011 and 2014.
The family of each honoree received a memorial plaque bearing his name, rank, and dates of service. Another ceremony will be held next October, if there are any firefighter funerals between now and then. The plot weaves in and out of Linda’s love for music, her dad, her husband, and her children, as well as the challenges each of them present. I’m thinking about the mini-vacation we just returned from yesterday, the stomping of my children’s feet above me as they just came back from the playground, the autumn season and the nostalgia it brings, the book “Raving Fans” that Chris and I are presently reading, the Tae-bo DVDs we ordered yesterday to begin our workout regime together… There are so many things to tell you, but I don’t know where to start.
Not only can it affect property value, but it’s also a fundamental element of design and style. Tile allows you to create a variety of looks in your home from Tuscan to modern with the use of stone, such as slate, travertine, marble, concrete, and linen. Carpets manufactured in today’s polyester and polypropylene fibers resist staining and can be found in vibrant colors and sharp multi-toned patterns, but may not last through years of heavy wear. The Hamden Democratic Party will be devoting its energy to the re-election of Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy, Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman, all of the other State Constitutional officeholders, as well as Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, State Senators Joe Crisco and Marty Looney, and State Representatives Brendan Sharkey, Michael D’Agostino, and Robyn Porter.
Anyone who would like to work on the election campaigns this fall are invited to contact the Hamden Democratic Party at PO Box 185658, Hamden.
Although this scenario can happen, there are several other conditions that can mimic those symptoms. It is located in close proximity to the fifth lumbar vertebrae and shares ligaments with it. It is located on the back part of the thigh and attaches at both the knee and underneath the buttock onto the pelvis.
It is important to determine the exact origin of the symptoms, as the treatment for each can vary greatly. Children learn through a professionally researched curriculum of “hands on” dance, motor development, and fitness instruction combined with educational tutoring taught by fully trained Kinderdance instructors. I don’t love the flu, but do love that people have started lighting fires in their outdoor fire pits and I enjoy the smell of the wood burning. So, Zacchaeus knew if he did not do something out of the ordinary, he was only going to get a glimpse of this man.
I’ve heard her tell folks that it was always a dream of hers to run a bookstore and now that she’s retired, she’s able to do just that. By taking the environmentally friendly step of replacing outdated showerheads with new low-flow models, you can reduce your water use in the shower by 25 to 60 percent, as well as increase hot water efficiency, according to Energy Department statistics. Weatherproofing is an inexpensive, simple task that can save up to 15 percent on heating and cooling costs. However, professionals often come with a hefty price tag, so use online resources to jump on the DIY bandwagon or check out free DIY workshops at hardware stores, like Home Depot and Lowe’s. Rearrange furniture and lighting to change the feel of any space or switch decorations between rooms to make both feel different. Make sure to get a “micro-cut shredder.” Shredders that cut paper into long strips are easy for scammers to recreate.


The research revealed that hands- and eyes-free use of Apple’s Siri generated a relatively high category four level of mental distraction. The closer you are to the person, the more painful the loss and the longer it will take to heal. Several hundred coats will be purchased by the Rotary Club and distributed by school staff members.
Should we spend about $10,000 to really clean it up, replace a few things and make it presentable to sell it faster?
When a prospective buyer walks in and sees and smells new carpet and fresh paint, they don’t have strain their imaginations looking past everything. My guess is if the place is worth $85,000 fixed up it’ll probably bring about $65,000 as-is.
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Each has advanced through all the scout ranks, been active in the troop, earned at least 21 merit badges, provided planning and leadership for a service project, and successfully completed a board of review. Her husband, Lieutenant Frank Critchett, had died the previous month and his former comrades wanted to pay their respects. With so many choices available, it can be difficult choosing what’s right for your family and home. For example, PurSTONE, a pre-engineered tile flooring available through Flooring America, can be installed quickly with or without grout on any level of a home.
Backed by a 20-year warranty, it can offer the resilience a carpet in a well-used room needs.
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Depending on extent, it can lead to pain and often numbness along the back part of your leg and thigh, sometimes as far as your foot. Often seen in our practice, patients with low back, buttock, and thigh pain can often have alignment issues with their pelvis and sacroiliac joint.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, I recommend that you get an evaluation from a licensed medical professional to guide you as to the best course of treatment. Make your reservations or just walk in, but remind them you are there to support Opportunity House. On that day, community partners around the country will participate in a variety of youth-focused activities that celebrate youth who have steered away from alcohol and other drugs. The changing of the leaves on the trees, the crisp, cool air at night, and the warm breeze in the still of the day. I love that I can take my scooter around town and have to wear a lightweight jacket and my nose gets a bit runny by the time I get back home. Zacchaeus stood up and said to Jesus that he would give half of his possessions to the poor, and if he had cheated anyone, he would pay them back four times the amount. In the past, we’ve visited the various departments so you could better understand what all these folks contribute to the day-to-day operations. Set the fan to run clockwise and the reverse motion will push warm air down from the ceiling. Alfonso was born in Pontelatone, province of Caserta, Italy, May 22, 1936, a son of the late Michelangelo and Antonietta Micca Nero. As I walked into that room, my gut response was to try to save him despite the evidence that it was too late.
Troop 608 has two more scouts who have completed their service project and are slated to earn their Eagle in the fall.
Unlike natural stone that needs to be stained and maintained, this alternative can look better longer with minimal maintenance. Any Democrat interested in being considered for the position should send an email to Democratic Chair Lewis Panzo at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and attend the meeting. In about 15 percent of the population, females more than males, the sciatic nerve will run through the muscle belly of the piriformis. There are several ligaments and muscle groups that directly attach to the pelvis, and their collective actions help keep it aligned. Lack of appropriate joint rotation can place undue stress on the adjacent joints, including low back. When strained, pain can be sharp or dull and occur most often when the leg is loaded in standing or walking. Physical Therapy, diagnostic imaging, injections, or possibly even surgery may be necessary to eliminate your symptoms.
Hamden High School’s Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) members created the “Above the Influence, on Top of My Game” message that appears on water bottles that were distributed through the Positive Choices Campaign to Hamden High School (HHS) Athletes. Fall does, however, bring along challenges, like the flu…which at this time my husband is battling. And, yes, I love the lack of humidity, and the fact that my hair doesn’t get frizzy after working on it for 20 minutes. But this time, instead of meeting our staff members, I want you to get to know one of our most active volunteers: Carol Mitchell. Because the bookstore is the Friends’ major source of revenue, it’s very beneficial to the library. Get real-time alerts about the latest scams, tips on how to spot them, and help if you or someone you know has been victimized.
He moved to Hamden from Italy in 1968 to provide a better life for his family, and remained in Hamden for the past 46 years. It may also be triggered by coughing, sneezing, or laughing hard, as these activities can put pressure on the trunk area and compress the spine temporarily. In most studies, conservative treatment that addresses inflammation, restoring joint mobility and alignment, and appropriate strengthening have been shown to yield the best short and long term management of the above conditions. He works with patients of all ages, pediatrics to geriatrics, as well as local high school and college athletes. So, he has asked me [his wife], Lisa, to jot down some of my thoughts, while he is resting on the living room sofa. Little did he know that major change was in his forecast and his life would be forever altered. They’ve always got a great stock of bestsellers, paperbacks, and children’s books, all at bargain prices. You can also get a home energy audit to discover ways to improve your home’s interior quality. Peter’s Episcopal Church (lower level), 2927 Dixwell Avenue in Hamden (just off Whitney Ave.). The speaker will be a representative from Hindinger’s Farm, a fixture in Hamden since 1893. She is survived by a sister, Amelia (Joe) Diglio of Northford, a brother, Anthony (Carol) Dadio of Hamden, and many loving nieces and nephews.
Scouts plan all the activities and gain valuable leadership, outdoor, and overall life skills with the help of dedicated scout leaders. Each school nominates two or three volunteers to represent the countless volunteers who give their time, talent, and treasure throughout the year in support of Catholic education. Say hi to me when you come by, or email me at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and follow me on Twitter! Get connected to people in your state who are sharing their experiences so you know what to watch out for. The troop had a fantastic week in July at Camp Sequassen in New Hartford and looks forward to the 2014-2015 season. They have already been backpacking in Vermont, whitewater rafting on the Deerfield River in Massachusetts, and went on a canoe trip.
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