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Truck fire causing northbound delays on I-95 near exit 5 in Old Greenwich

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5: 15 p.m. UPDATE The burned-out truck has been cleared, and delays on the northbound lanes of I-95 have diminished.   A truck fire is causing big delays on the northbound side of I-95 near exit 5 in Old Greenwich. The fire was extinguished around 4:30 p.m. but delays are ongoing. Two lanes have been […] [Read More]
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Arrest after report of pedestrians on Merritt

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Police were called to a report of two people causing a disturbance on the Merritt Parkway near Lake Avenue Tuesday morning. The caller said the two were throwing rocks at each other. Officers escorted the couple off the highway to Lake Avenue, where their vehicle was parked. The man and woman told police that some […] [Read More]
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Walking tour of Byram

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Here’s a reminder from the Greenwich Historical Society about an upcoming event: “A Celebration of Byram’s History” Saturday, June 27, 2015 Slide lecture at Byram Shubert Library: 10:00 a.m. followed by an Architectural Walking Tour of Central Byram Free Admission Byram, CT, June 22, 2015–As part of the Town of Greenwich’s 375th Anniversary, a Series […] [Read More]
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Arrest warrant on DWI charge

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Michael Karaffa, 60, of 21 Sherman Ave., Greenwich, turned himself into police headquarters Monday. A warrant had been issued for his arrest in connection with charges of driving while intoxicated and evading responsibility. The initial incident, a minor vehicle accident, took place June 2 at 1800 East Putnam Avenue in Riverside. He was released on […] [Read More]
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Utility pole struck, DWI charge follows

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Officers came across a car stopped sideways in the middle of the road, around 3:30 a.m. Saturday, at 23 Benedict Place. A man was trying to push it. Police said Theodore Schimenti, 27, of 2 Benedict Place, lost control of the car and struck a utility pole and a parking meter. Police determined that Schimenti […] [Read More]
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Prayer vigil tonight

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The Rev. Thomas Nins will be hosting a prayer for peace vigil tonight (Friday) at the First Baptist Church of Greenwich, 10 Northfield Street, at 7 p.m. This prayer vigil is being held in solidarity with the victims of a mass shooting at a church in South Carolina. All are welcome. [Read More]
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DWI charged for motorist who came close to Greenwich cops

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A motorist came close to ramming two Greenwich police officers standing in the street — then found himself under arrest for driving while intoxicated. The motorist, Pedro Garcia, 26, of Emmalon Ave., White Plains, N.Y., was accused of unsafe driving after nearly plowing into a group of personnel and vehicles with their emergency lights on. […] [Read More]
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Grabbing cell phone during 911 call leads to criminal charge

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Ruth Horton, 38, of 71 Byram Terrace Drive, was charged with disorderly conduct and interfering with a 911 call Wednesday night around 11:30. Police said she was involved in a physical altercation with a family member. When the person called police on a 911 line, police said Horton tried to prevent the communications with a […] [Read More]
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