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All that glimmers is Garthwaite

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Greenwich landscape artist Ernest Garthwaite, a master of the centuries-old technique of applying gold leaf, will be feted at a reception on Friday (Feb. 5) to mark the opening of his exhibit at the new Southport Galleries in Fairfield. Garthwaite will be on hand from 5 to 8 p.m. at the gallery reception, which is free […] [Read More]

Rell proposes tougher cell phone fines

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Looks like the state is finally realizing that people talk and text on their cell phones while driving. So … here’s the latest attempt to enforce the law by Gov. M. Jodi Rell. Good luck. “This law has been in place for nearly five years now, more than enough time for Connecticut motorists to be familiar with […] [Read More]
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FBI arrests Milford man

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MILFORD – A West Avenue man was arraigned Friday in federal court, charged with illegal possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon. Alexander DeFelice, 32, of 184 West Avenue, remained in custody after the hearing in U.S. District Court in New Haven, and he faces a detention hearing in the same court on […] [Read More]
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Monroe From the Inside

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Ever wonder how your town operates? First Selectman Steve Vavrek wants to show you. He’s scheduled public tours for Tuesday and Wednesday that will show off the Highway Garage, Edith Wheeler Memorial Library, Police Department, Senior Center, and Town Hall offices. For the full schedule click here and then download the file. Vavrek said the […] [Read More]
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More hours to pay taxes: In line or online

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The City Tax Collector’s Office will open at 8 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 29 and Monday, Feb. 1 to accommodate tax payments.  The office also will be open Saturday, Jan. 30 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Taxpayers can pay current bills in person by using cash, personal check, cashier’s check or money order; back […] [Read More]
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Footloose just robbed AGAIN

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Police are broadcasting that the Footloose shoe store at 1374 Barnum Ave., held up Christmas Eve by two masked men brandishing guns, has just been robbed AGAIN. Shortly after 5 p.m., two men held up the shoe store today. Sounds like a good likelihood it could be the same two whose pictures were featured in today’s […] [Read More]
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More counts filed against Perlitz in alleged sexual abuse case

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A federal grand jury in Bridgeport returned a superseding indictment today charging Douglas Perlitz with additional counts related to the alleged sexual abuse of several boys in Haiti, U.S. Attorney Nora R. Dannehy said in a press release. Perlitz was the founder and director of Project Pierre Toussaint, a boys school in Cap-Haitien, Haiti. The […] [Read More]
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You can’t make this stuff up…funny/quirky cop stories

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Forget drugs; this alleged thief needed his chocolate fix. A 24-year-old city man was arrested Monday after he tried to steal — no kidding here — 24 bags of peanut M&Ms from the Walgreens at 1000 Park Ave. Must’ve been one heck of a craving. After loading up on the candy and trying to leave without paying, 24-year-old Nicholas Payne fought […] [Read More]
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More Help for Haiti

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This time, it comes courtesy of Cub Scouts Pack 64 in Trumbull, who will be happy to take your recyclable cans and bottles this Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at Jane Ryan School, 101 Park Lane. All monies raised will be donated for the American Red Cross. And even if you don’t have the […] [Read More]
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He’s in… for now

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MILFORD – Former House Speaker James Amann says he’s still a candidate for governor, but that could change if Greenwich businessman Ned Lamont enters the race. “I’m still the only Democrat officially running for governor, so I guess I’m ahead,’’ Amann said Wednesday afternoon. “But I’m a realist too. If Ned enters the race and […] [Read More]
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