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  1. Connecticut State Police Warn Of Scams At Rest Areas

    Connecticut State Police Warn Of Scams At Rest Areas

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Connecticut State Police are warning the public of a wave of scams occurring at public rest areas. Several people have contacted the state police in recent weeks regarding strangers approaching them at rest stops and asking for money, state police said. The strangers claim they do not have money for gas or have left their wallets at home, according to state ...

  2. Darien YMCA Gymnasts Reap Rewards At Harvest Invitational

    Darien YMCA Gymnasts Reap Rewards At Harvest Invitational

    DARIEN, Conn. -- Darien YMCA gymnasts  ushered in the 2016-17 season by competing in the seventh annual Lakewood-Trumbull YMCA Harvest Invitational meet.Level 6 gymnast Kerry McDermott led the team, winning the all-around for her age group and level.The Level 4 and 6 squads both placed third in the team competition.Competing in the 14 and up age group, McDermott scored 36.50 all-around, ...

  3. M&T Bank Exec Named Chair Of United Way Of Coastal Fairfield County

    M&T Bank Exec Named Chair Of United Way Of Coastal Fairfield County

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Samuel Tingley, administrative vice president and group manager for commercial banking at M&T Bank, has been appointed chair of the United Way of Coastal Fairfield County.Providing work place and academic assistance to people who live and work throughout the area, the Coastal Fairfield branch serves 12 communities, including Bridgeport, Darien, Easton, ...

  4. Darien Students Perform In 'Will & Anthony: A Broadway Holiday'

    Darien Students Perform In 'Will & Anthony: A Broadway Holiday'

    DARIEN, Conn. -- The Greenwich Public School Honor Choir and Darien High School Tudors will be performing in “Will & Anthony: A Broadway Holiday" on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 8 p.m. in the Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford.In the tradition of Bing Crosby’s Christmas specials, “A Broadway Holiday,” which stars recording artists, actors and concert performers Will and Anthony ...

  5. Dinosaur Exhibit Invades Greenwich's Bruce Museum

    Dinosaur Exhibit Invades Greenwich's Bruce Museum

    GREENWICH, Conn. -- The Bruce Museum in Greenwich is hosting a new exhibit exploring the region’s ancient past.“The Last Days of Pangea: In the Footsteps of Dinosaurs” will feature a series of remarkable fossil discoveries, including many from the Connecticut Valley.The show, which opens Saturday, Nov. 19, and runs through July 16, will trace the history of the state’s early ...

  6. Rowayton Turkey Trot Steps Off For Thanksgiving Day Tradition

    Rowayton Turkey Trot Steps Off For Thanksgiving Day Tradition

    ROWAYTON, Conn. -- The annual Rowayton Turkey Trot will be held on Thursday, Nov. 24, at 9:30 a.m. at the Rowayton Community Center and Library, 33 Highland Ave. The event, which was founded by Rowayton residents Paul Wolters and Cameron Letters in 2011, has grown from 20 runners in its first year to more than 1,000 participants in 2015. The race, in which participants may walk, trot ...

  7. Climate Expert Discusses Salt Marsh Migration In Norwalk

    Climate Expert Discusses Salt Marsh Migration In Norwalk

    NORWALK, Conn. -- Adam Whelchel, director of science at The Nature Conservancy of Connecticut in New Haven, will discuss the effect of salt marsh migration on Norwalk’s seaside properties at the annual meeting of the Norwalk Land Trust on Monday, Jan. 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the Rowayton Community Center. Whelchel, an authority on ecological restoration and climate preparedness, holds a ...

  8. New Canaan Man Joins Board Of CTNext, Connecticut Innovations Subsidiary

    New Canaan Man Joins Board Of CTNext, Connecticut Innovations Subsidiary

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- Longtime New Canaan resident Todd Lavieri has been appointed to the board of CTNext, a subsidiary of Connecticut Innovations, the state's venture capital fund. State Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano of North Haven recommended Lavieri, president of the Stamford-based ISG Americas, Australia and New Zealand, for the post. Lavieri, whose areas of expertise include ...

  9. Police: Be On Lookout For Bridgeport Man Who Skipped Manslaughter Trial

    Police: Be On Lookout For Bridgeport Man Who Skipped Manslaughter Trial

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Connecticut State Police are warning the public to be on the lookout for a fugitive with ties to Bridgeport. Cesar David Martinez, 31, also known as Cesar D. Martinez-Nolasko, failed to appear Tuesday for the first day of his manslaughter trial at Bridgeport Superior Court, state police said. A re-arrest warrant has been issued for Martinez on a charge of ...

  10. Bishop Caggiano Celebrating Outdoor Mass On All Souls Day In Trumbull

    Bishop Caggiano Celebrating Outdoor Mass On All Souls Day In Trumbull

    TRUMBULL, Conn. -- Bishop Frank J. Caggiano of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport will celebrate an outdoor Mass on All Souls Day, Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 11 a.m. at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 1056 Daniels Farm Road. The Mass, offered for all the deceased bishops, priests, deacons, consecrated men and women and lay faithful in the diocese, will be open to the public and take place ...

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