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  1. Fairfield Librarians To Discuss Dangers Of Fake News

    Fairfield Librarians To Discuss Dangers Of Fake News

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. – It spreads through social media like wildfire and has Hilary Clinton involved in an underage sex scandal and President-elect Donald Trump taking “golden showers.” It’s fake news and two Fairfield librarians want to teach you how to spot it.Matt Bernstein and Nicole Scherer are set to host a fast-paced conversation about the dangers of fake news during two sessions on ...

  2. Person-To-Person In Darien To Accept Clothing Donations

    Person-To-Person In Darien To Accept Clothing Donations

    DARIEN, Conn. – Just weeks after an influx of donated items overwhelmed volunteers during the holiday season and prevented them from taking any more goods, one local nonprofit is preparing to accept new donations.“We had expected this process to take the better part of three weeks,” said Janet King, the director of volunteers for the local charity People-to-Person, or P2P. “However, P2P ...

  3. Band Together To Play Fundraiser For Stratford's Sterling House

    Band Together To Play Fundraiser For Stratford's Sterling House

    STRATFORD, Conn. -- A concert to benefit the Sterling House Community Center is expected to feature some of the best musicians in the area, according to event organizers."Rock the House," a tribute to the rock n' roll of the 1960s and 1970s, is scheduled for Jan. 28 at the Downtown Cabaret Theater in Bridgeport, according to Patty Calabrese, special events coordinator for ...

  4. Chance Of Snow Showers Through New Year's Eve In Westport

    Chance Of Snow Showers Through New Year's Eve In Westport

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Isolated snow showers could affect visibility on area roads Friday and may return Saturday during New Year's Eve festivities.Regardless of whether the snow materializes, strong winds are expected to make for chilly temperatures as 2016 comes to a close, according to the National Weather Service.According to forecasters, isolated snow showers could hit the ...

  5. Stratford's Fright Haven Puts A Scary Spin On Christmas

    Stratford's Fright Haven Puts A Scary Spin On Christmas

    STRATFORD, Conn. – In a scary spin on Christmas, this holiday season Santa knows when you’ve been screaming, he knows when you’re afraid."A Frightmare Before Christmas" is offering a creepy new twist on the holiday at Fright Haven in Stratford. The business put itself on the map this fall by offering the largest indoor Halloween Haunted House across the state.The ...

  6. Best-selling Westport Author To Offer Tips To Making Bank -- And Saving It

    Best-selling Westport Author To Offer Tips To Making Bank -- And Saving It

    WESTPORT, Conn. – New York Times best-selling author, tech expert and Westport resident David Pogue will be offering financial tips and signing copies of his new book during a Dec. 10 appearance at the Westport Public Library, according to a library statement.Pogue, whose new book is called “Pogue’s Basics: Money: Essential Tips and Shortcuts (That No One Bothers to Tell You) About ...

  7. Psychiatrist: Bridgeport Murder Suspect 'Impaired' At Construction Shooting

    Psychiatrist: Bridgeport Murder Suspect 'Impaired' At Construction Shooting

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – A Yale University psychiatrist testified Wednesday that a man accused of shooting a construction worker to death was suffering from an ”impairment” at the time of the incident, according to the Connecticut Post.Paul Amble said his opinions about murder suspect Gregory Weathers were based on a “loose diagnosis,” reached after a three-hour interview with the ...

  8. Make It Sparkle: Design An Ornament At Norwalk Historical Society

    Make It Sparkle: Design An Ornament At Norwalk Historical Society

    NORWALK, Conn. – Have you ever stopped to admire a truly festive Christmas tree and wondered how such beautiful, glittery ornaments are made?Laurie Davis has got an answer for you.Davis, also known as “The Glitter Fairy,” will be leading “Glitter 101,” an adult ornament-making workshop that will provide instruction on how to make an ornament while focusing on the history of glitter, ...

  9. Shelton Bookstore On The Lookout For 'Book Angels'

    Shelton Bookstore On The Lookout For 'Book Angels'

    SHELTON, Conn. – A downtown Shelton business is again seeking “Book Angels” this holiday season who are willing to improve the lives of local children in need.Written Words Books & Gifts is working with Spooner House and the Shelton School Food Bank to provide reading materials to children this holiday season, according to a statement from the bookstore.To become a Book Angel, stop ...

  10. Model Train Show Rolls Into Wilton Historical Society In Time For Holidays

    Model Train Show Rolls Into Wilton Historical Society In Time For Holidays

    WILTON, Conn. -- The Wilton Historical Society's six-week holiday special exhibition is aimed at train lovers of all ages.The “Great Trains Holiday Exhibit: An Interactive Wonderland” is scheduled to begin at noon on Friday, Nov. 25 at the Society’s home at 224 Danbury Road/Route 7. The exhibit is to run through Jan. 16.The opening event, scheduled from noon – 4 p.m. Friday, is to ...

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