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  1. Fairfield Troop Tradition: Boy Scouts Start Tree & Wreath Sale Saturday

    Fairfield Troop Tradition: Boy Scouts Start Tree & Wreath Sale Saturday

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Fairfield’s Boy Scout Troop 82 is set to open its 51st annual Christmas tree and wreath sale at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, in the back parking lot of the First Church Congregational.Money collected during this year’s sale, which takes place at 148 Beach Road, will go toward Boy Scout activities, community service projects and events aimed at shaping the community and ...

  2. Are You Shopping Today, Westport?

    Are You Shopping Today, Westport?

    The turkey has been picked clean and the pie tins are empty. It’s time to dive into Black Friday madness!Citing the National Retail Federation, the personal finance website Wallethub.com said total retail sales this holiday season are expected to total about $655.8 billion. Much of that figure will come from Black Friday sales.To help customers find the best bargains, Wallethub surveyed ...

  3. For Thanksgiving, U.S. Attorney Urges Connecticut To Stand Up To Hate

    For Thanksgiving, U.S. Attorney Urges Connecticut To Stand Up To Hate

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. – In a message to state residents Wednesday, U.S. Attorney for Connecticut Deirdre M. Daly urged all people to “stand up to hate.”“This Thanksgiving, particularly after our highly contested presidential election, is a time to reflect on our country’s bedrock principles,” Daly said in the statement. “These values include our commitment to tolerance and cultural ...

  4. Weston Artist Joins 'Message Is In The Medium' Show At Wilton Library

    Weston Artist Joins 'Message Is In The Medium' Show At Wilton Library

    WILTON, Conn. – In a celebration of media, the Wilton Library is to host an art exhibition - "The Message is in the Medium" - featuring four local artists.The exhibit, which will hold an opening from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18, will include works from artists Eileen Panepinto of Weston, Debra Schaffer of Ridgefield, Ellen Schiffman of Weston and Joyce Seymour of Wilton, according ...

  5. Things Are Getting Hairy At Westport Police Department

    Things Are Getting Hairy At Westport Police Department

    WESTPORT, Conn. – Westport police officers will be growing beards this month and next to raise money and support for cancer research and awareness and a local organization that fights homelessness.According to a statement from the department, the officers will be taking part in “No-Shave November” to raise money for the online nonprofit of the same name and Homes with Hope, a ...

  6. Time To Start Raking, Westport Leaf Collection To Begin In November

    Time To Start Raking, Westport Leaf Collection To Begin In November

    WESTPORT, Conn. – Annual curbside leaf collection will run from Nov. 1 – Dec. 5, according to a post on the Westport Facebook page.Any leaves placed in biodegradable paper bags and left at the curb during the roughly month-long period will be collected by the Westport Public Works Department, according to the town.All residents living on private roadways must place bagged leaves at an ...

  7. Westport To Welcome Drive-in Showing Of Original 'Ghostbusters' Film

    Westport To Welcome Drive-in Showing Of Original 'Ghostbusters' Film

    WESTPORT, Conn. – The town of Westport is to show the original “Ghostbusters” film during its Drive-in Movie Night charity event.The 1984 Ivan Reitman comedy classic starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, the late Harold Ramis and Sigourney Weaver follows a ragtag group of “parapsychology professionals” as they save New York City from the paranormal. The big screen showing with FM car ...

  8. Northbound I-95 Shoulder In Westport Remains Closed Through Oct. 7

    Northbound I-95 Shoulder In Westport Remains Closed Through Oct. 7

    WESTPORT, Conn. -- The right shoulder on northbound Interstate 95 in Westport will continue to be blocked by construction through Friday, Oct. 7, according to a statement from the Connecticut Department of Transportation.The road work is being performed by Hammonasset Construction on the Sasco Creek Road underpass, according to the state DOT, which included the project in its 2016 ...

  9. Need Rain: 'Severe' Drought Conditions Worsening Across Fairfield County

    Need Rain: 'Severe' Drought Conditions Worsening Across Fairfield County

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – Drought conditions that have plagued the region throughout much of the spring and summer are growing worse in Fairfield County and spreading as autumn approaches, according to the National Weather Service.The drought for southern Connecticut is now considered to be "severe," according to the weather service. The “persistent weather pattern” that last ...

  10. Bridgeport Man Gets 30 Years For Stabbing Death Of Cab Driver In Norwalk

    Bridgeport Man Gets 30 Years For Stabbing Death Of Cab Driver In Norwalk

    STAMFORD, Conn. – A 34-year-old former Bridgeport man who admitted murdering a Norwalk cab driver and, in a separate incident, is accused of kidnapping and then running over a woman, was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in prison, according to the Stamford Advocate.Ramiro Arcos-Garcia pleaded guilty in June to charges that he stabbed cab driver Jackson Pierre-Louis, 51, to death in ...

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