New Canaan pet store to close

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An independent pet store that has been in New Canaan for 20 years is closing its doors for good this week. Village Critter Outfitter will close on Thursday, Oct. 30, as part of a mutual consolidation with Pet Pantry Warehouse, according to NewCanaanite.com. The move comes after Pet Pantry purchased Village Critter. Business owner Shirleen Dubuque told […] [Read More]
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School bus accident shuts down Bridge Street

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STAMFORD — An accident between a school bus and a Volkswagen Beetle has shut down Bridge Street from Washington Boulevard to Hubbard Avenue. There were no children on board the bus at the time of the accident around 4:30 p.m. The woman driving the Beetle was unconscious following the accident and was taken to Stamford […] [Read More]
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Poll: Do you think Connecticut should allow early voting

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Beyond the race for governor and other contests, voters on Tuesday will be asked if they should change the way they vote in the future. Tell us what you think about the proposed constitutional amendment: [Read More]
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Stamford woman scammed out of $5,000

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A man pretending to be an IRS agent over the phone collected almost $5,000 from a Stamford woman after threatening to throw her in jail for past years unpaid taxes, police said. Sgt. Peter diSpagna said the woman reported the theft Tuesday afternoon after buying $4,900 in Green Dot debit cards and turning them over […] [Read More]
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Windsor man charged with stealing from Stamford electrical employer

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A Windsor man was arrested Monday for stealing about $1,800 worth of wiring from the Stamford electrical supply company where he worked. Thomas Weaver, 61, of Carriage Way, was charged with fourth-degree larceny and released on bond. Sgt. Steve Perrotta said that Weaver was a 4 year employee of World Electrical Wholesalers on Harbor View […] [Read More]
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Stamford man insulted taxi driver

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A city man was charged with yelling and threatening a taxi cab driver Monday afternoon after the man got angry for being parked in by the cabbie. Charles Dixon, 61, of 1611 Washington Boulevard, was charged with threatening, breach of peace and third-degree assault. He was released after posting a $1,500 court appearance bond. Sgt. […] [Read More]
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Students at Cloonan Middle School after participating in the statewide Apple Crunch on Monday, Oct. 28. Photo: Churchillina Joseph

Crunching Apples at Cloonan

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Over 300 students at Cloonan Middle School celebrated Food Day yesterday, a nationwide event aiming at promoting healthy and sustainable food. Schools around the state participated in an “Apple Crunch,” biting into an apple simultaneously at noon. At Cloonan, students also received an apple-based desert, prepared Stamford Schools’ executive chef, William Weitzler. [Read More]
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Stamford Hospital wins Planetree distinction

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Stamford Hospital on Tuesday announced that it has earned the Planetree Distinction Award for Leadership and Innovation in Patient-Centered Care. According to the hospital, only seven of the 350 Planetree facilities in the world have been recognized with this honor. The Planetree program, which was launched in 2007, sets a series of standards for hospitals […] [Read More]