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3 local Girl Scouts get highest award

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Three are Girl Scouts received the Gold Award–the highest commendation their organization awards. Gina Mariano, of Stratford, Elizabeth Van Winkle of Fairfield and Emily Tarini of Shelton recewived the awards for spending at least 80 hours researching and assessing needs in their community, putting together a team and addressing a specific need. For Mariano it […] [Read More]

Stamford bottle bomb leads to conviction

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HARTFORD-A jilted lover tried to seriously disfigure his girlfriend by placing hydrochloric acid bombs in her car outside her Stamford home three years ago. Now Frank Mendoza,53, formerly of Jacksonville, Fla. faces up to 84 months in prison for interstate stalking when he is sentenced Sept. 3. Mendoza pleaded guilty to the charge Thursday during […] [Read More]
More than 1,500 law enforcement officers will run more than 530 miles beginning Wednesday in the Special Olympics Torch Run

Special Olympics torch run begins Wednesday

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More than 1,500 law enforcement officers will cover 530 miles running with the Special Olympics’ torch beginning Wednesday. The run will conclude Friday evening when they deliver the torch to Jess Dow Field on the campus of Southern Connecticut State University for the Opening Ceremonies which will begin Friday at 7:15 p.m. The run will […] [Read More]

Renowned violinist joins RCA students June 5 in Trumbull

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International violin virtuoso Alexander Markov is set to perform Thursday, June 5, at the Regional Center for the Arts in Trumbull. Markov, who was born in Russia and reared in Norwalk,  will be featured in “An Evening with Markov and Students” at 7:30 p.m. The program includes classical music on the first half; rock music […] [Read More]
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Norwalk drowning victim is identified

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NORWALK — The man who drowned on Memorial Day when his canoe overturned off of Calf Pasture Beach has been identified as a Guatemalan citizen. Norwalk police provided the man’s name after they were notified by the Guatemalan Embassy that the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has notified the man’s father of his death, Lt.Paul Resnick […] [Read More]
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Southport Ukrainian Club looking for marchers

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FAIRFIELD-The Ukrainian-American Club of Southport is looking for marchers to join them in Monday’s Memorial Day Parade. Ukrainian-Americans from across the state are asked to dress in their native garb or at least wear blue and yellow. Children are invited to participate. This comes at a time when Ukraine is in turmoil, has been invaded […] [Read More]
This is what the old Whitehead home site on Alvin Street in Fairfield looks like on Monday, May 19th. The home was razed to make way for a new home.

Whitehead home now a construction site

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Fairfield U. MFA candidates will read original works

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From a press release: STRATFORD — Fairfield University MFA Candidates and Alumni will read from their original works for “An Evening of Poetry and Prose” at the Stratford Library on Monday, May 19 at 7 pm. The program is free and open to the public. Faculty mentoring by award-winning authors and poets lead the MFA […] [Read More]
Pictured here (left to right) are: WSHU’s Capitol Reporter Ebong Udoma; local host of “All Things Considered” Mark Herz; Fairfield County Community Foundation President and CEO Juanita James; and WSHU General Manager George Lombardi.

WSHU awarded Fairfield County Community Foundation grant

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From a press release: FAIRFIELD — The WSHU Public Radio Group (Fairfield, CT, www.wshu.org) has been named the recipient of a grant from the Fairfield County Community Foundation (FCCF, Norwalk, CT, www.FCCFoundation.org). The grant, in the amount of $12,500, will be used to support WSHU’s award-winning Fairfield County New Reporter Kaomi Goetz, who covers breaking […] [Read More]

Milford man admits stealing $108k from Westport firm

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BRIDGEPORT- A Milford man admitted stealing $108,000 from a Westport based condominium management firm. David Liptak, 49, of Ray Bob Road, admitted to U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Meyer that he stole the money from Consolidated Management GROUP over a nearly four year period. The company provides management services like banking, accounting and expensing. He pleaded […] [Read More]