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  1. Lawmakers: Trump's Cuts Will Hurt Seniors, Kids, Vets In Connecticut

    Lawmakers: Trump's Cuts Will Hurt Seniors, Kids, Vets In Connecticut

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — About 100 people rallied in Bridgeport on Tuesday, protesting proposed federal budget cuts they say will decimate programs that children, senior citizens, veterans and the needy depend on across the city and the nation.President Donald Trump’s budget proposal would eliminate the Community Development Block Grant program and HOME Investment Partnership Program, ...

  2. Rock & Roll Hall Of Famers Give New Bands A Break In Fairfield

    Rock & Roll Hall Of Famers Give New Bands A Break In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — As founding members of both Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club, drummer Chris Frantz and bassist Tina Weymouth know how much it means to catch a break as new artists.And as Rock & Roll Hall of Famers, they’re about to give a leg up to promising up-and-comers by hosting the new Emerging Artist Series at Fairfield Theatre Company.The Fairfield-based husband-wife duo, in ...

  3. Celebrate Earth Day By Getting Down And Dirty In Stratford

    Celebrate Earth Day By Getting Down And Dirty In Stratford

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Have you got a passion for the environment — and some good sturdy boots?Then maybe you’d like join a group of volunteers who will celebrating this Earth Day weekend by planting salt marsh grass to help restore the eroding shoreline at Stratford Point.Professors Jennifer Mattei, LaTina Steele and Jo-Marie Kasinak of Sacred Heart University’s Biology Department will ...

  4. Mammoth Maker Faire On The Drawing Board This Weekend In Westport

    Mammoth Maker Faire On The Drawing Board This Weekend In Westport

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Part science fair, part country fair, Maker Faire, a catalyst for tinkerers, artisans, engineers and those who think way outside the proverbial box, is coming back to Westport this Earth Day.One of the largest annual events held in town, Maker Faire Westport is expected to bring a record 10,000 fans to Westport Library on Jesup Green, the Taylor parking lot and other ...

  5. "M*A*S*H" Star To Be Honored At Westport Library Fundraiser

    "M*A*S*H" Star To Be Honored At Westport Library Fundraiser

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Alan Alda, seven-time Emmy winner for TV’s iconic “M*A*S*H,” will appear at Westport Library in June as the 2017 honoree for the annual BOOKED for the Evening fundraiser.The signature fundraiser takes place at 7 p.m. June 5 at the library. Tickets go on sale here on May 1.An award-winning actor, director, writer and educator, Alda is the author of “If I Understood You, ...

  6. Cops: Gift Cards, Drugs, Ray-Bans Stolen From Unlocked Cars In Fairfield

    Cops: Gift Cards, Drugs, Ray-Bans Stolen From Unlocked Cars In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Police are again encouraging residents to lock their cars after eight cars were reported rummaged through and a ninth stolen over the holiday weekend.Everything from sunglasses and gift cards to prescription drugs were reported stolen in the incidents.A Merritt Street resident reported his 2014 black Lexus sedan stolen from outside the home sometime between 7 p.m. ...

  7. Funnel Cake And Fundraising: Take A Ride At School Carnival In Fairfield

    Funnel Cake And Fundraising: Take A Ride At School Carnival In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — If you can’t remember your last thrill ride or belly full of fried dough, the much-anticipated McKinley Elementary School Carnival is just around the corner.The event, featuring rides, games and plenty to eat, will run from April 28 through April 30 at Jennings Beach.The school PTA’s biggest fundraiser, the carnival offers rides suitable for daring toddlers through ...

  8. Cops: Shelton Man Told Neighbor He Set Home Ablaze On Easter

    Cops: Shelton Man Told Neighbor He Set Home Ablaze On Easter

    SHELTON, Conn. — A 51-year-old Shelton man was charged with setting a house on fire Sunday after he bragged about it to a neighbor, police said.Michael Karolkowski was charged with first-degree arson, first-degree reckless endangerment, second-degree breach of peach and interfering with an officer, police said. He was held on $250,000 bond and was scheduled to appear in court April ...

  9. Police: Armed Newtown Man Hits Trees, Flips Car In Fairfield

    Police: Armed Newtown Man Hits Trees, Flips Car In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A gun-toting Newtown man who hit several trees before flipping his car on its side early Saturday faces drunken driving charges, police said.David Guerra, 35, of Glen Road, was driving eastbound on Walls Drive around midnight when he veered off the northside shoulder of the road, hitting the trees and coming to rest on the driver’s side, police said.A passenger in the ...

  10. Fairfield Cops: Stamford Woman Found With 102 Oxycodone Pills, Pot

    Fairfield Cops: Stamford Woman Found With 102 Oxycodone Pills, Pot

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Stamford woman found with 102 oxycodone pills and a cigarette pack full of pot Saturday faces a narcotics charge in Fairfield, police said.Nicole Stramandinoli, of Underhill Street, told police she was parked under the I-95 overpass on Coolidge Street around 1:45 a.m. because two men she was giving a ride to Bridgeport started arguing in her backseat.Police, who ...

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