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  1. Climate Expert Discusses Salt Marsh Migration In Norwalk

    Climate Expert Discusses Salt Marsh Migration In Norwalk

    NORWALK, Conn. -- Adam Whelchel, director of science at The Nature Conservancy of Connecticut in New Haven, will discuss the effect of salt marsh migration on Norwalk’s seaside properties at the annual meeting of the Norwalk Land Trust on Monday, Jan. 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the Rowayton Community Center. Whelchel, an authority on ecological restoration and climate preparedness, holds a ...

  2. Man Stopped With Illegal Gun In Bridgeport Gets 37 Months In Federal Prison

    Man Stopped With Illegal Gun In Bridgeport Gets 37 Months In Federal Prison

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- A 36-year-old man last residing in Waterbury was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in Bridgeport to 37 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for illegally possessing a firearm, prosecutors said.According to court documents and statements made in court, on June 26, 2014, law enforcement received information ...

  3. Police: Be On Lookout For Bridgeport Man Who Skipped Manslaughter Trial

    Police: Be On Lookout For Bridgeport Man Who Skipped Manslaughter Trial

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Connecticut State Police are warning the public to be on the lookout for a fugitive with ties to Bridgeport. Cesar David Martinez, 31, also known as Cesar D. Martinez-Nolasko, failed to appear Tuesday for the first day of his manslaughter trial at Bridgeport Superior Court, state police said. A re-arrest warrant has been issued for Martinez on a charge of ...

  4. Westport Realtor Teams With Rescue Groups To Promote Dog Adoption

    Westport Realtor Teams With Rescue Groups To Promote Dog Adoption

    WESTPORT, Conn. -- William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty is joining forces with several Connecticut rescue organizations to promote animal adoption and help dogs find their “Furrr-Ever Home.”The event will take place at the company’s Westport brokerage, 199 Post Road E., on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.Participating organizations include the Westport Animal Shelter ...

  5. Bishop Caggiano Celebrating Outdoor Mass On All Souls Day In Trumbull

    Bishop Caggiano Celebrating Outdoor Mass On All Souls Day In Trumbull

    TRUMBULL, Conn. -- Bishop Frank J. Caggiano of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport will celebrate an outdoor Mass on All Souls Day, Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 11 a.m. at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 1056 Daniels Farm Road. The Mass, offered for all the deceased bishops, priests, deacons, consecrated men and women and lay faithful in the diocese, will be open to the public and take place ...

  6. Westport Police Want To Connect On Social Media

    Westport Police Want To Connect On Social Media

    WESTPORT, Conn. -- The Westport Police Department has joined the revolution.The social media revolution, that is.The department has announced the official launch of its brand new Facebook and Instagram accounts, as well as its new Twitter handle, @WPDCT.The sites will provide information on everything from events hosted by the department, arrest reports and press releases to road ...

  7. Bridgeport Brothers Plead Guilty To Distributing Heroin In Fatal Overdose

    Bridgeport Brothers Plead Guilty To Distributing Heroin In Fatal Overdose

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Two brothers from Bridgeport pleaded guilty to federal heroin charges in connection with two overdoses earlier this year, one of which was fatal, authorities said. Erick Delgado, 39, pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of distribution of heroin in Bridgeport federal court. His brother, Anoris "Alex" Delgado, 28, pleaded guilty to the same charge on ...

  8. Danbury Gang Member Gets 30 Years In Prison For Murder Of Driver On I-84

    Danbury Gang Member Gets 30 Years In Prison For Murder Of Driver On I-84

    DANBURY, Conn. -- A 38-year-old Danbury man was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in federal prison for shooting and killing a Newtown man who was driving to work on I-84 in Danbury in January 2000, prosecutors said.U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Alker Meyer in New Haven also sentenced Alex Garcia to five years of supervised release after his prison term. Garcia had pleaded guilty June 15 to ...

  9. Easton Police Warn Of Heavy Traffic On Road To Silverman's Farm

    Easton Police Warn Of Heavy Traffic On Road To Silverman's Farm

    EASTON, Conn. -- Easton police officers are requesting the public’s cooperation in efforts to direct the flow of traffic along a busy stretch of Sport Hill Road. Police are reminding residents that traffic is expected to be heavy over the next few weekends along the roadway in the area of Silverman's Farm, a popular fall destination. Easton officers ask motorists to be patient as police ...

  10. Wilton Historical Society Takes Kids On Spooky Trip Through Time

    Wilton Historical Society Takes Kids On Spooky Trip Through Time

    WILTON, Conn. -- The Wilton Historical Society is hosting a Halloween-themed  walking tour for kids ages 8-12 on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 6:30-8 p.m.Co-sponsored by the Kiwanis Club, "Things That Go Bump in the Night... Ghost Night,"  will feature a candlelight walk through the dimly lit period rooms and groaning stairs of the Betts House, which was built in 1740, and the Fitch ...

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