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  1. Connecticut State Police Warn Of Scams At Rest Areas

    Connecticut State Police Warn Of Scams At Rest Areas

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Connecticut State Police are warning the public of a wave of scams occurring at public rest areas. Several people have contacted the state police in recent weeks regarding strangers approaching them at rest stops and asking for money, state police said. The strangers claim they do not have money for gas or have left their wallets at home, according to state ...

  2. Armed Robber Gets 10 Years In Prison For Crime Spree That Hit Westport

    Armed Robber Gets 10 Years In Prison For Crime Spree That Hit Westport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- A 30-year-old Bridgeport man was sentenced Tuesday to 121 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for participating in an armed robbery spree in 2014.The sentence was handed down to Derrick Gilliam by Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in Bridgeport in connection with seven holdups that occurred from April to July 2014. Based on ...

  3. M&T Bank Exec Named Chair Of United Way Of Coastal Fairfield County

    M&T Bank Exec Named Chair Of United Way Of Coastal Fairfield County

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Samuel Tingley, administrative vice president and group manager for commercial banking at M&T Bank, has been appointed chair of the United Way of Coastal Fairfield County.Providing work place and academic assistance to people who live and work throughout the area, the Coastal Fairfield branch serves 12 communities, including Bridgeport, Darien, Easton, ...

  4. Fairfield Police Play Santa With Toy Drive, 'Stuff A Cruiser' Efforts

    Fairfield Police Play Santa With Toy Drive, 'Stuff A Cruiser' Efforts

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- The Fairfield Police Department is aiming to brighten the holidays with a pair of events to benefit Bridgeport Hospital, the Save the Children Foundation and the Newtown Kindness Foundation.The first event, the department’s annual holiday toy drive, has begun and will last until Wednesday, Dec. 21.Drop-off locations include Fairfield Police Headquarters, the ...

  5. Westport Fire Department Conducts Extrication Drills

    Westport Fire Department Conducts Extrication Drills

    WESTPORT, Conn. -- Members of the Westport Fire Department recently conducted a series of extrication training exercises over the course of several days at Sherwood Island State Park, authorities said.During the training, part of the department’s ongoing efforts to better prepare for complex technical rescues, vehicles were placed in realistic positions that simulated motor vehicle ...

  6. Westport Woman's Club Hosts Nutcracker Tea Party

    Westport Woman's Club Hosts Nutcracker Tea Party

    WESTPORT, Conn. -- The Westport Woman's Club is hosting a “Nutcracker Tea Party” on Saturday, Nov. 26, from 2-4 p.m.The event will include treats, tea sandwiches, hot cocoa and tea served in the Woman’s Club's historic ballroom.In addition, costumed Nutcracker ballet dancers from The Westport Academy of Dance will be on hand to meet guests and pose for photos. A Nutcracker-filled ballet ...

  7. Westport Can Watch Thanksgiving High School Football Games On Frontier

    Westport Can Watch Thanksgiving High School Football Games On Frontier

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Vantage Sports Network (VSN-CT), Frontier Communications’ new local sports channel, will broadcast highlights from some of the area's biggest high school football games throughout the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.Coverage kicks off at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24, with a special “Football Feast” edition of "CT Sports Now," the channel’s daily sports ...

  8. Easton Man Busted On Drug Charges After Trying To Flee Traffic Stop

    Easton Man Busted On Drug Charges After Trying To Flee Traffic Stop

    WESTPORT, Conn. -- Westport police have arrested a 24-year-old resident of Easton on drug charges after an incident on Myrtle Avenue, authorities said. The arrest came about during a traffic stop on Tuesday, Nov. 15, around 2:40 a.m., according to police.As the driver, identified as Cavan Devine, was looking for the vehicle’s paperwork, an officer on the scene noticed a glass pipe – the ...

  9. Dinosaur Exhibit Invades Greenwich's Bruce Museum

    Dinosaur Exhibit Invades Greenwich's Bruce Museum

    GREENWICH, Conn. -- The Bruce Museum in Greenwich is hosting a new exhibit exploring the region’s ancient past.“The Last Days of Pangea: In the Footsteps of Dinosaurs” will feature a series of remarkable fossil discoveries, including many from the Connecticut Valley.The show, which opens Saturday, Nov. 19, and runs through July 16, will trace the history of the state’s early ...

  10. Teen Arrested In Stolen Car At Westport Train Station

    Teen Arrested In Stolen Car At Westport Train Station

    WESTPORT, Conn. -- Westport police have arrested an 18-year-old resident of New Haven on larceny and multiple other charges following a motor vehicle chase that ended at the Saugatuck Train Station, police said.The arrest came about when Westport Officer Kevin Smith attempted to stop a vehicle on Riverside Avenue on Friday, Nov. 11, around 3 a.m., according to police.The vehicle fled ...

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