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July 31, 2017 Nonprofit Notebook

KBE awards $17K in scholarships

PHOTO | Contributed
PHOTO | Contributed

KBE Building Corp., a commercial construction company with offices in Farmington and Norwalk, has awarded $17,000 in scholarships to 34 seniors (shown above) graduating from the Connecticut Technical High School System.

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Farmington Bank surprised The Arc of Farmington Valley (Favhar) during a customer-appreciation breakfast at The Travelers Championship, with a donation of $500. Pictured (from left) are: Kevin Ray, Farmington Bank board of directors member; John Patrick, Farmington Bank president and CEO; Bill Neagus, Favarh business developer; and John Carson, Farmington Bank board of directors member.

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Windsor nonprofit CRIS Radio is expanding into Norwalk with a fifth regional studio.

Improved broadcast technology is enabling CRIS Radio to expand its service in lower Fairfield County. The nonprofit will use recordings of articles published in local newspapers and the New York Times Metro edition for people who are blind or unable to read due to a print disability or medical condition.

CRIS' 300 volunteers operate its broadcast center in Windsor and regional studios in Danbury, Norwich, Trumbull and West Haven.

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CREC Public Safety Academy received a $150,000 planning grant from the Barr Foundation's education program to develop a program to help disengaged students graduate high school and guide them toward a postsecondary education or employment.

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