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  1. Chicken Beats Out Steak, Ribs For Labor Day Grilling, Survey Finds

    Chicken Beats Out Steak, Ribs For Labor Day Grilling, Survey Finds

    According to a new poll, more folks will be grilling barbecue chicken this Labor Day than steak or ribs, Supermarket News has reported.An online Budweiser Labor Day USA Survey noted the relative winners and losers, as Supermarket News reported. And while chicken does well, with 40 percent planning on it being on the menu, it still doesn't come close to the traditional favorites. ...

  2. Connecticut Invites All To 9/11 Memorial Ceremony At Sherwood Island

    Connecticut Invites All To 9/11 Memorial Ceremony At Sherwood Island

    WESTPORT, Conn. -- Gov. Dannel Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman are inviting the public to attend Connecticut's 15th annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony, on Thursday, Sept. 8, at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport. The ceremony honors and celebrates the lives of those killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.The state's official memorial to the victims of the attacks is located on a ...

  3. Two California Men Get Prison Time For Defrauding Homeowners Of Over $3M

    Two California Men Get Prison Time For Defrauding Homeowners Of Over $3M

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Two men have been sentenced to prison for their roles in an elaborate scheme that defrauded struggling homeowners in Connecticut and across the United States.U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut Deirdre Daly announced the news Thursday, after U.S. District Judge Stefan Underhill sentenced the California men in Bridgeport federal court.Serj Geutssoyan, also ...

  4. Westport Firefighters Battle Wildfires In Idaho

    Westport Firefighters Battle Wildfires In Idaho

    WESTPORT, Conn. -- As many enjoyed one of the last weekends of summer, two Westport firefighters packed their gear to join the 20-person Connecticut Interstate Fire Crew, headed to the western United States to help fight ongoing wildfires.  The Westport firefighters with this perilous assignment are Michael Kronick and Robert Yost. Kronick has been deployed to the western U.S. several ...

  5. Audubon Adds Signs Of Improvements To Sanctuary Land In Westport

    Audubon Adds Signs Of Improvements To Sanctuary Land In Westport

    WESTPORT, Conn. -- The Connecticut Audubon Society is continuing to make improvements at a preserve in Westport -- including Audubon signs it considers "welcome mats," to let neighbors know the area is open and walkers are welcome.The H. Smith Richardson Wildlife Preserve is on Sasco Creek Road, in Westport. The two new signs are on the preserve, both north and south of I-95. ...

  6. DOT Finds 'Deficiencies' With Westport Bridge, Lowers Weight Limit

    DOT Finds 'Deficiencies' With Westport Bridge, Lowers Weight Limit

    WESTPORT, Conn. -- The weight limit on the Kings Highway North Bridge over Willow Brook, in Westport, has been down-rated, effective immediately. State Department of Transportation inspections recently found deficiencies with the bridge.While CT DOT regularly inspects municipal -- non-state highway -- bridges spanning over 20 feet, the under-20-foot bridges, like this one, haven't been ...

  7. Portion Of Westport's N. Compo Road Will Close For A Month

    Portion Of Westport's N. Compo Road Will Close For A Month

    WESTPORT, Conn. -- Part of North Compo Road, in Westport, will be fully closed for about a month, beginning on Monday, Aug. 22.The Connecticut Department of Transportation will be closing the section of North Compo Road between Main Street and Cross Highway, in order to replace a culvert under the road. Drivers are urged to use caution, seek alternate routes and allow extra time when ...

  8. Connecticut Ranks Among 10 Least Bullying States

    Connecticut Ranks Among 10 Least Bullying States

    With back-to-school season upon us and more than 160,000 children missing school every day in the U.S. out of fear of being bullied, the personal-finance website WalletHub has conducted an in-depth analysis, resulting in "2016's States with the Biggest Bullying Problems."Of the 45 states plus the District of Columbia for which data was sufficiently available, Connecticut ...

  9. Weston High Ranked Among Best In The Nation By Newsweek

    Weston High Ranked Among Best In The Nation By Newsweek

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Fifteen Connecticut high schools -- including four in Fairfield County -- have been ranked among the Top 500 in the nation by Newsweek in its annual report.Schools are ranked using both achievement information, such as standardized test results, and also "college readiness indicators," including the number of counselors, SAT and ACT participation and ...

  10. Weston Firefighters Extinguish Burning Truck

    Weston Firefighters Extinguish Burning Truck

    WESTON, Conn. -- Members of the Weston Volunteer Fire Department responded to a truck fire at about 11:15 p.m. Thursday.The first-arriving member found a fully involved pickup truck fire next to an outbuilding, on Valley Forge Road, fire officials said.The department noted that it was able to put out the fire quickly, and it didn't spread to the nearby building. To keep up with the ...

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