“I’m lucky enough to do a job I love every single day and that’s why I felt I had to do something in response to the events that happened in Minneapolis,” said Lt. Joe Murgo of the East Haven Police Department.
He stood with department officers Friday on the East Haven Green, joining a rally calling for justice for blacks who died at the hands of police. Tap the link in bio for the story.
It was heartbreaking to hear the stories of racial discrimination and bias shared during the peaceful protest on the Colchester Town Green this afternoon. We must listen, learn, and follow their lead in taking action to address racial discrimination and call out bias when it is exhibited.
I want to note this protest was organized and heavily attended by the young people of Colchester. It is truly inspiring and leaves me in awe to see so many young people who are taking the lead in their community’s response to recent events and how we take action. #ColchesterCT#Connecticut#CT
The happiest people do not have the best things. They know how to make the best of the opportunities that come their way. 🇧🇷As pessoas mais felizes não têm as melhores coisas. Elas sabem fazer o melhor das oportunidades que aparecem em seus caminhos. #claricelispector
It’s #FireTruckFriday with CFPA member Chris Denton (@box_alarm_productions) who brings us this shot of Dumont Fire Department’s new Engine 3. A 2020 Pierce Arrow XT Pumper. See more at BoxAlarmProductions.com!
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“Moon Over Deerfield” Besides your actual camera gear, one of the most important tools for getting the shot is persistence. This week I visited a local farm on both Tuesday and Wednesday nights before sunset to see what kind of lighting and sky would accompany this amazing scene. Both nights unfortunately had very blah or cloudy conditions that never even motivated me to fire off a single frame. Looking at the upcoming weather forecast it looked like capturing the actual full “Strawberry Moon” would be impossible with showers and storms rolling in. The hourly weather report yesterday showed clouds rolling in just before sunset again but I figured I would give the farm one more try for some magic and possible 98+% moon appearance. I got into position with both my Canon 6D + 24-105 f4 lens in hand for the scenic aspect and Canon 7DII + 300 f2.8 lens with 1.4x on a tripod next to me to capture the moon in case it showed itself. Cloud cover rolled in pretty thick so I had pretty much given up hope of getting the shot I envisioned, but then for a short period of less than 10 seconds the moon quickly broke through the clouds before disappearing again. Luckily I was ready and snagged this image of the cloud wrapped moon with my telephoto rig that lets me capture the moon more like my eyes see it in person. Whenever you take a scenic image with a moon in it with any kind of wide angle lens, the moon itself looks like a tiny dot and not a good representation of the actual scene. I loved everything in this composition with the purple flowers in the foreground, vivid green bushes leading your eyes up to the quintessential New England red barn and even a group of cows grazing in the pasture for a late dinner. Combining the frames from both cameras allows me to create this finished product that replicates the experience I had for just a few seconds last night. •
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нαρρу ƒαмιℓу ❤️ who’s your favorite member of the gilmore family? Mine’s probably lorelai🌼
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Gris strong 💪🏻❤️🇺🇸... The @griswoldinn has a lovely outdoor terrace open for your dining enjoyment. All safety measures have been taken. We enjoyed a meal there recently and it was so nice to be able to do that once again. A lot of shops are open too and the town is so lovely. It might just be the ticket for your weekend plans.
To make it at home:
Sauté 1/2 stick of butter and a teaspoon of garlic. Add 1 teaspoon of crushed red pepper and 3/4 cup of vodka. Simmer for 45 minutes. Add 1 can of crushed tomatoes. Cook for one hour then add 1/4 cup of cream. Toss with al dente pasta!