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Downed wires force midcountry road closures, bus evacuation

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Dingletown Road remains closed between Perkins and Doubling Road following the downing of a utility wires this morning. Palmer Hill Road was also closed due to burning wires, but has since reopened, police said Friday. Police first reported a utility pole and wires  collapse Thursday evening shortly before 5:45 p.m. at the junction of Palmer […] [Read More]

CL&P: No “explosion,” fuse behind Central Greenwich outage

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Contrary to initial police reports, Connecticut Light and Power said Wednesday that the reported explosions in Central Greenwich were not actually explosions at all, but rather sound from a fuse shut-off after problems with cables were detected. Smoke produced from the cable malfunction and the loud popping noise of the fuse merely gave the impression […] [Read More]
Greenwich Police Detective Fred Quezada teaches a women's self-defense class at the Greenwich Police Department.

Female Fight Club: Class 3/10

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As we lined up facing the fall, Police Officer Jeff Morris instructed us to lift one knee, thrust our hips forward and kick. “If you put a hole in the wall, I don’t care,” Morris said. “I don’t care, it’s not my wall. Now kick.” This was the warmup for the third of ten self-defense […] [Read More]
Patrol Officer Jeff Morris demonstrates standing up in base at a Women's Self-Defense class offered free of charge at Greenwich Police Department.

Female Fight Club: Class 2/10

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In the second round of Greenwich Police Department’s 10-session course in women’s self-defense, we learned how to choke a person unconscious. The maneuver begins when you’re on the ground beneath your attacker, who is choking you. Among fighters, it’s called the rape choke. Obviously that’s not a position you want to hang out in for […] [Read More]
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Seatbelt campaign: dozens of drivers fail to click it, receive tickets

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You have to admit, the options were pretty clear: in the span of three hours on the first night of Greenwich’s Click-It or Ticket seat belt campaign, 65 motorists failed to click it and, as a result, received a ticket. Click It or Ticket is a national campaign by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration […] [Read More]

Female Fight Club: Greenwich PD offers self-defense training

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“You’re not learning self-defense,” said Greenwich Police Officer Jeff Morris. “You’re gonna learn to fight, and then you’re gonna apply that to self-defense.” And that’s how Morris kicked off the first in a series of 10 women’s self-defense classes offered free of charge by the Greenwich Police Department. Exciting, but also a little intimidating. Fourteen […] [Read More]
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GPD, DEA collect 150 pounds of drugs during prescription take-back

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Greenwich Police collected nearly 150 pounds of prescription and unsafe drugs following a joint drug take-back program with the federal Drug Enforcement Agency Saturday. Part of a national initiative by the DEA, Greenwich‘s event was one of thousands occurring simultaneously across the country. Saturday’s national effort was the DEA’s eighth such push in four years, […] [Read More]
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Greenwich Police and DEA team up for prescription drug disposal April 26

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When it comes to disposing of prescription drugs, out of sight, out of mind just isn’t enough, according to local police. “Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards,” said Sgt. John Thorme in a release last […] [Read More]
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GPD: despite more snow, calm morning

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Greenwich Police are reporting another quiet morning despite more snowfall, the third snow event in five days. Only minor accidents with no injuries and no serious traffic impact have been recorded over the course of the morning commute, though roads remain slick, throughout Greenwich. Tuesday’s snow is comparatively light, expected to drop another two to […] [Read More]
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Warzoha: town in “clean up mode”

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While the snow has subsided and the sun has begun to peek out, the effects of Thursday’s snowstorm are still being felt, said Emergency Management Director Dan Warzoha Friday morning. “Things pretty well calmed down by one in the morning,” he said. The town’s focus for much of the night and into the morning has […] [Read More]
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