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  1. Elizabeth Smart Event Raises $50,000 For STAR, Serving Westport

    Elizabeth Smart Event Raises $50,000 For STAR, Serving Westport

    DARIEN, Conn. -- Elizabeth Smart, abduction survivor and author of New York Times bestseller “My Story,” was the featured speaker at a gathering last month in Darien that raised more than $50,000 for a Norwalk-based organization serving people with developmental disabilities in Fairfield County.Smart, who gained national attention in 2003 when she was kidnapped then rescued later that ...

  2. Connecticut Lawmakers Back Police Forces At Community Colleges

    Connecticut Lawmakers Back Police Forces At Community Colleges

    Community colleges throughout Connecticut soon may be able to develop their own special campus police forces if a proposal recently approved by lawmakers is signed by Gov. Dannel Malloy, according to the CT Post.The three community colleges in Fairfield County are Naugatuck Valley in Danbury, Norwalk Community College, and Housatonic in Bridgeport. This proposal follows last fall's ...

  3. Woman Charged With Creating A Disturbance At A Westport Bank

    Woman Charged With Creating A Disturbance At A Westport Bank

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A 37-year-old Winsted woman was arrested on a public disturbance charge after police said she swore at employees in a Westport bank, then tried to kick an officer who was trying to arrest her, police said.Sarah Woozley was held on $500 bond on a charge of creating a public disturbance in the April 26 incident, police said. She's due back in court Wednesday in Norwalk, ...

  4. Westport Woman Charged With Impaired Driving In 2015 Crash

    Westport Woman Charged With Impaired Driving In 2015 Crash

    WESTPORT, Conn. -- A 31-year-old Westport woman is facing impaired driving charges after police got results of a toxicology report from her September 2015 one-car crash with a parked car along Riverside Avenue in Westport, police said.Jennifer Edvardsen was charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and driving with a suspended license, police said. She's being held on ...

  5. Westport Schools Plan $1.4M In Projects For Staples, Coleytown

    Westport Schools Plan $1.4M In Projects For Staples, Coleytown

    WESTPORT, CONN. -- Three building projects at Westport's Staples High School and Coleytown Elementary School are slated for summer after being approved unanimously by Westport Public Schools board members this week, according to the Westport News.The largest project is a $1.2 million upgrade to the swimming pool, pool lockers and gym lockers at Staples High School, reported the Westport ...

  6. 90-Year-Old Driver Killed In Two-Car Crash In Newtown

    90-Year-Old Driver Killed In Two-Car Crash In Newtown

    NEWTOWN, Conn. -- Newtown police are investigating the cause of a two-car crash Sunday night on South Main Street that killed a 90-year-old Brookfield man and left the other driver with injuries, according to the News-Times website.Police said Henry Petrucelli was killed instantly when his Honda Civic, traveling north on Main Street near Botsford Hill Road, was hit by a pickup truck at ...

  7. NFL Suspends Norwalk's Silas Redd Indefinitely For Substance Abuse

    NFL Suspends Norwalk's Silas Redd Indefinitely For Substance Abuse

    NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk native and Redskins' backup running back Silas Redd Jr., who was trying to come back from a devastating knee injury, is sidelined again with an indefinite NFL suspension for a second violation of the league's substance abuse policy, the Washington Post is reporting.This latest news comes just months after a four-game suspension for the same reason. Redd is ...

  8. State’s Attorney Finds No Evidence Of Conspiracy In Death Of Redding Lawyer

    State’s Attorney Finds No Evidence Of Conspiracy In Death Of Redding Lawyer

    REDDING, Conn. -- On the heels of a federal lawsuit filed by his family claiming a police coverup in the death investigation of attorney Gugsa Abraham "Abe" Dabela, the state's attorney says he has found no evidence of a conspiracy.Stephen J. Sedensky, state's attorney for the Danbury area, said Friday that his office is still investigating the "tragic death" of ...

  9. Bridgeport Diocese Names New Superintendent Of Schools

    Bridgeport Diocese Names New Superintendent Of Schools

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- A Long Island educator has been selected by the Bridgeport Diocese to become superintendent of the diocese's 31 Catholic schools throughout Fairfield County. Bishop Frank Caggiano announced the appointment Wednesday of Steven Cheeseman, of East Moriches, N.Y., who will start the position June 30. Cheeseman plans to relocate to Fairfield County from Long ...

  10. Early Pollen Spike Means Rough Allergy Season Ahead

    Early Pollen Spike Means Rough Allergy Season Ahead

    If you suffer from spring allergies, grab your tissues and prepare for a bumpy ride.A mild winter that included lots of rain and wind spells trouble for those who struggle with plant pollen allergies. Couple that with unseasonably warm weather in late winter that led to an early bloom that produces pollen.Pollen levels are now already at moderate to near-high levels, weeks ahead of last ...

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