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  1. Westport Teen Charged With Striking Female Victims In Face

    Westport Teen Charged With Striking Female Victims In Face

    WESTPORT, Conn. -- Westport police charged an 18-year-old town man with disorderly conduct and risk of injury to children after an incident at a local residence, police said.The arrest came about when officers responded to a Saugatuck Avenue home on a report of a disturbance Thursday about 6 p.m., police report. Officers determined that the suspect, identified as Ricardo Rivera, had ...

  2. Westport Man Charged With Pushing Woman Into Wall At Restaurant

    Westport Man Charged With Pushing Woman Into Wall At Restaurant

    WESTPORT, Conn. -- Westport police arrested a 39-year-old town man on a charge of breach of peace after an incident at a restaurant, police said.The arrest came about when officers were dispatched to Pearl Restaurant, 260 Compo Road S., on a report of a disturbance Thursday at 10:30 p.m., police report. An off-duty Stamford police officer saw the suspect, identified as Neil Bhatia, push ...

  3. Police Charge Man With Writing $80K In Bad Checks To Westport Jeweler

    Police Charge Man With Writing $80K In Bad Checks To Westport Jeweler

    WESTPORT, Conn. -- Westport police arrested a 44-year-old Stamford man on charges of writing six bad checks worth over $80,000 to Lux Bond & Green in town, police said Monday. Hakan Basaran was arrested on an active warrant for seven counts of issuing bad checks after he turned himself in on Wednesday, July 13, police said.Basaran is charged with writing the six bad checks to Lux ...

  4. Bridgeport Man In Car Hit, Killed By Flying Brick Thrown From Crowd

    Bridgeport Man In Car Hit, Killed By Flying Brick Thrown From Crowd

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- A 41-year-old Bridgeport man was killed when he was hit by a brick thrown by a group of people who were throwing rocks and bricks at a passing car on Jane Street in Bridgeport on Saturday night, according to the Connecticut Post.One of the bricks struck the head of Edy Morales, a passenger in a vehicle, the Connecticut Post reported.Morales, one of three men in the ...

  5. Wakeman Town Farm In Westport Hosting Family Fun Day

    Wakeman Town Farm In Westport Hosting Family Fun Day

    WESTPORT, Conn. -- Wakeman Town Farm will hold its annual Family Fun Day on Saturday, July 9, from noon to 4 p.m. The event will include “Farm Olympics,” live music, face painting, a water balloon toss, a chance to meet the animals and a pie-eating contest. Members of the Westport Astronomical Society will also be on hand with their solar telescopes to safely view the sun and the waxing ...

  6. Blumenthal Launches Effort To Combat Food Waste While Feeding The Hungry

    Blumenthal Launches Effort To Combat Food Waste While Feeding The Hungry

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- In response to the staggering amount of food wasted in the United States every year, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., has joined his colleagues in introducing comprehensive legislation to reduce food waste in stores and restaurants, at schools and institutions, on farms and in American homes.The Food Recovery Act will address food waste across the food ...

  7. Connecticut State Police Stepping Up Patrols During Fourth Of July Weekend

    Connecticut State Police Stepping Up Patrols During Fourth Of July Weekend

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- With thousands of drivers planning to travel during the long holiday weekend, Connecticut state troopers are also preparing to patrol in increased numbers to keep roads and highways safe. State police will participate in Operation C.A.R.E. – the Combined Accident Reduction Effort – starting at midnight on Sunday, July 3, and running through midnight on ...

  8. Westport Sen. Boucher Blasts Mileage Tax

    Westport Sen. Boucher Blasts Mileage Tax

    WILTON, Conn. -- State Sen. Toni Boucher (R-26), who serves as ranking member of the state’s Transportation Committee, and Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano (R-34) are raising concerns after learning from a Washington Post report that Connecticut, as a member of the I-95 Corridor Coalition, applied for a federal grant to launch a pilot program for a mileage tax, which would tax drivers ...

  9. Weston Rep. Shaban Disappointed At Stall Of Brownfield Bill

    Weston Rep. Shaban Disappointed At Stall Of Brownfield Bill

    REDDING, Conn. -- State Rep. John Shaban, R-135, ranking member of the state Legislature’s Environment Committee and a longtime supporter of brownfield remediation initiatives, expressed his disappointment that the Brownfield Land Bank Bill was excluded at the last minute from the veto override session held last week.The bill, PA 16-115, passed unanimously through the House and with ...

  10. Antique Home Up For Sale In Weston Dates Back To Start Of Reservoir

    Antique Home Up For Sale In Weston Dates Back To Start Of Reservoir

    WESTON, Conn. -- William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty has announced the listing of a renovated antique home tucked into a hillside in the town of Weston. Southport agent and current homeowner Mark Basile represents the listing, located at 54 Davis Hill Road. The home is now for sale at $779,000. Referred to as the "Aaron Banks barn" by the town of Weston, the 1810 ...

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