WVAC 911: Sepsis Killed Kermit

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After complaining of a sore throat only two days prior, on May 15, 1990, famed puppeteer Jim Henson woke up at 2am; he was having trouble breathing, and was coughing up blood. Henson agreed to go to the New York Hospital two hours later, and by the time he got there he couldn’t breathe on his own. He had abscesses in his lungs. After two cardiac arrests, he died the morning of May 16, 1990 at age ...

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Letter from Wilton Police Chief: Prepare for the Dangers of Winter Power Outage

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How to register for the Wilton Code Red System ahead of the first power outage, and other important precautions.

The following is an open letter from Wilton Police Chief Lombardo

Now that the cold weather has arrived I feel it is timely to remind residents of some safety precautions that can be taken in the event of a storm that causes power outages. The past few years we experienced some significant weather effects that caused power to be off, ...

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Wilton Ambulance Calls Up Year-to-Year, In Need of Funding

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Talk about privately funding a public service.

In their mission of supplying emergency medical attention and transportation to injured or ill people in the Wilton area, the Wilton Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Inc. (WVAC) has seen a call volume increase of 9-percent annually–and yet less than 10-percent of operating costs are provided from town funds. When you put it in the perspective that your life may depend on the generosity of private donations from town residents to the WVAC, it ...

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