Stamford man to be sent to maximum security mental ward for mom’s home invasion

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A city man with a long history of mental illness, who was found guilty by reason of insanity earlier this year of home invasion after breaking into his mother’s home and tying her up in 2012, appears to be headed to a high security state mental hospital for a long time. At a hearing for […] [Read More]
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InterFaith Council Iftar July 26

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InterFaith Council to offer Iftar STAMFORD — The InterFaith Council of Southwestern Connecticut will hold its fifth Iftar on July 26 at the First Congregational Church, One Walton Place. Iftar is the feast at the end of each days’ fasting during Ramada. Prayers will begin at sundown 8:17 p.m. and people are invited to gather […] [Read More]
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Help VFW pick up flags from cemetery July 26

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DARIEN — VFW Post 9617 members and community volunteers are invited to pick up flags placed at cemeteries before July 4. Those interested should meet at 8 a.m. July 26 at the main flag pole at St. John’s Cemetery, 25 Camp Ave. For more information, call VFW member Fred Drenckhahn at 203-322-1746. [Read More]
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New Orleans style party band to play at library’s adult summer reading finale

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The Ferguson Library’s Adult Summer Reading Club Finale will feature the music of Swamp Gumbo, a New Orleans-style party band, on Wednesday, August 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Library’s Harry Bennett Branch. (Special reception for members with invitation at 6:30 p.m.) The six-piece band, led by trumpeter Tim Ouimette (Ray Charles, Ray […] [Read More]
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Norwalk police make arrest in bank robbery

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NORWALK — Police acting on a tip Wednesday morning arrested a suspect in the robbery last week of the First County Bank. Isaiah Gary, 32, of Norwalk, was found in a vehicle parked behind the Norwalk-Westport Motel on Westport Avenue at 11:35 a.m., and climbed onto the motel roof in an attempt to elude capture, […] [Read More]
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Ceremony to honor a Vietnam vet of Stamford Aug. 4

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STAMFORD — On Aug. 4 at Cove Island join with fellow residents and veterans in a ceremony to honor Richard Broadhurst, the first Stamford Marine killed during the Vietnam War. Broadhurst served Stamford as a lifeguard at Horseshoe Beach in Cove Island prior to his deployment. All are invited and the ceremony will begin at […] [Read More]
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Car hits Stamford townhouse

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STAMFORD — A woman driving a Lexus on Riverside Avenue near Scalzi Park, accidentally drove into a townhouse causing minor damage to the structure and car Wednesday morning. Police said the driver was an older woman, who was “shaken up” from the accident, but was not hurt. [Read More]
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New Haven mechanic charged with scamming elderly Stamford man

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After a six-month search, Stamford police on Tuesday went to the funeral of a New Haven grifter’s mother and arrested him for stealing over $135,000 from an elderly city man to fix his beat-up 23-year-old station wagon. Jimmy Megel, 42, of 240 Fox on Road, New Haven was charged Tuesday with first-degree larceny and was […] [Read More]