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Rob Varnon

No fight for Stamford teen

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After all the work and preparation, Stamford teen Autum Ashante did not get to fight Saturday, her dad reported. We wrote about her pursuit of an 0pponent last week, detailing the trouble young women boxers face in Connecticut. This is at least the fourth fight she’s had canceled. So the search for an opponent continues. […] [Read More]
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LGBT panel discussion at UConn. Stamford is Thursday night

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Please let anyone interested in this know that the conference and panel discussion on creating a more accepting environment for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender youth is Thursday night from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. It will be at UConn. Stamford, 1 University Place. I made an error and said it was tonight. Sorry about […] [Read More]
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Norwalk PD investigating attempted luring

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Norwalk Police issued a warning to the public Saturday of a report that a man driving a van tried to lure a child into it earlier this week. The Norwalk investigation follows a series of reports from New York and New Jersey of similar incidents of men trying to lure young children into vehicles. According […] [Read More]
Categories: Crime

Yerwood lets some staff got looks for volunteers

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At least two Yerwood staff members have lost their jobs heading into this week as the directors of the financially troubled institution look to keep the center open. One of those let go, Bonnie Campbell, filed for an injunction against the center’s interim executive director and two other board members, saying a vote to close […] [Read More]
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Didn't need Balto late Friday morning to get to work.

Late morning commuting respite from once and future travel fright

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Pulling onto the highway in Milford mid morning Friday, the sun was putting the finishing touches on the clean up from the major winter storm that walloped the region the night before. I-95 was wet, but not slick. Traffic moved at normal speeds and the drive across Fairfield County was trimmed by more than 10 […] [Read More]
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Accident on Northbound 95 near Exit 10

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Fire crews were investigating an accident on north bound I-95 near exit 10 just before noon. Initial reports indicate there were injuries and at least one car was totaled. Drive carefully and give yourself extra time to get to your destination. [Read More]
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Partial Christmas Sausage miracle for DeYulio

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Jennifer Oxer, the GM at DeYulio’s called to tell us that the 100-year-old family company has found a sausage maker who will produce DeYulio product until the family gets its new factory up and running in Bridgeport. We hope to get more details on the matter later today. Unfortunately, the packers and production workers are […] [Read More]
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Pedestrian killed by vehicle this morning near I-95 exit 7

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STAMFORD— A pedestrian was killed on the highway Saturday morning. State Police were already investigating a report of a person walking on the median of the highway near exit 7, but they arrived too late. Just before 3:30 a.m., calls came in to emergency dispatch that a car had hit the pedestrian and Stamford Fire […] [Read More]
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NEON cuts 100 jobs as restructuring begins

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Rev. Tommy Jackson, the new interim CEO of Norwalk Economic Opportunity Now Inc. announced Wednesday more than 100 staff members have been laid off due to the loss of funding. Jackson was tapped last week to run the financially troubled anti-poverty nonprofit after more than a year of trouble at the agency. NEON failed to […] [Read More]

NEON suspends childcare services at two Norwalk schools

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NEON Inc. said Monday its Child Development programs at  Nathaniel Ely School and the Ben Franklin Center in Norwalk will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, November 12, 2013. An update on the status of the agency’s child care programs will be provided at a later date. NEON is in financial trouble and 100 employees have filed […] [Read More]
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