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  1. Alchemy, The Salon Gets Startup Help From Fairfield Grant

    Alchemy, The Salon Gets Startup Help From Fairfield Grant

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Alchemy, The Salon has been selected as the recipient of the Fairfield Department of Community & Economic Development’s latest micro-enterprise assistance grant.The award will enable Alchemy to purchase equipment and cover tenant fit-up and marketing costs associated with its new business location in Fairfield.A premier beauty salon that offers hair styling and ...

  2. Westport Police Forming Youth Group

    Westport Police Forming Youth Group

    WESTPORT, Conn. -- The Westport Police Department and Westport Youth Services are seeking students in grades eight to 10 for a new Westport Police youth club.Aimed at enhancing communication and fostering a better understanding between kids and local police, the club will include monthly meetings, team building and community service projects that will provide opportunities for both ...

  3. Mets Hosting 'Fairfield University Night' At Citi Field

    Mets Hosting 'Fairfield University Night' At Citi Field

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- The New York Mets will once again host "Fairfield University Night" at Citi Field when the Mets play their division rivals, the Atlanta Braves, on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. The first 1,000 fans to purchase tickets through the Fairfield group will receive a customized Mets’ hat featuring the Fairfield Stags' logo.Specially-priced Fairfield University ...

  4. Former Executive At Stamford Company Sentenced For Insider Trading

    Former Executive At Stamford Company Sentenced For Insider Trading

    NORWALK, Conn. – A former vice president of a publicly-traded company based in Stamford was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford to eight months of imprisonment followed by one year of supervised release for insider trading, authorities said. According to court documents and statements made in court, Dennis W. Hamilton, 46, of Norwalk, was employed as ...

  5. Weston Rep. Shaban Blasts Federal GMO Law

    Weston Rep. Shaban Blasts Federal GMO Law

    REDDING, Conn. -- State Rep. John Shaban (R-135) is upset about a new federal measure supplanting a state law requiring that all food made with genetically engineered ingredients be labeled as such when sold on Connecticut shelves.The state-based effort, driven in part by Shaban’s work on the GMO task force, was effectively killed recently when President Barack Obama signed bill S.764 ...

  6. Weston Rep. Shaban Hosting Community Discussion On Opioid Crisis

    Weston Rep. Shaban Hosting Community Discussion On Opioid Crisis

    WESTON, Conn. -- State Rep. John Shaban (R-135) is hosting a community discussion on Connecticut’s opioid addiction crisis from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31 at Weston Town Hall, 56 Norfield Road. The free event, which is open to all citizens of the 135th district and surrounding towns, will feature a panel of local officials to guide the discussion, share information and answer ...

  7. Westport Police Department Holding Citizens' Police Academy

    Westport Police Department Holding Citizens' Police Academy

    WESTPORT, Conn. -- The Westport Police Department is holding its next Citizens’ Police Academy beginning Thursday, Sept. 8. The nine-week course, which is open to Westport residents age 21 and older, is designed to help participants establish a better understanding of the role of the Police Department, providing citizens and officers an opportunity to get to know each other and discuss ...

  8. Supporters: Connecticut Could Add 115,000 Jobs Under Clinton Presidency

    Supporters: Connecticut Could Add 115,000 Jobs Under Clinton Presidency

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Connecticut could add more than 115,000 jobs under a Hillary Clinton presidency, while losing 38,000 jobs under a Donald Trump presidency, according to an analysis recently released by supporters of the Democratic presidential nominee. The findings of the study are based on two recent reports by Moody’s economist Mark Zandi, a former adviser to U.S. Sen. John ...

  9. Police Say Westport Man's Texts Violate Woman's Protective Order

    Police Say Westport Man's Texts Violate Woman's Protective Order

    WESTPORT, Conn. -- Westport police have charged a 50-year-old town man with violating a protective order. The suspect, identified as Ronald Bansak, was previously arrested in June on charges including risk of injury to children, second degree assault, disorderly conduct, unlawful restraint and interfering with an emergency 911 call, police said. Bansak was given an order of protection ...

  10. Westport Opens Cooling Centers To Combat Weekend's Heat

    Westport Opens Cooling Centers To Combat Weekend's Heat

    WESTPORT, Conn. -- The Town of Westport has a number of ways for local residents to find relief from the summer heat this weekend. Human Services Director Sarah Heath has announced that the Westport Center for Senior Activities, 21 Imperial Ave., will be open to the public as an officially designated “cooling center” on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, contact the ...

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