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Darien Banker Charged with Manslaughter during Family Vacation in Caribbean

This article was originally written by David Gurliacci and posted on sister site Darienite.com. Gavin Scott Hapgood, 44, a resident of Darien has been charged with manslaughter in the death of a 27-year-old hotel worker in the Caribbean nation of Anguilla on Saturday, April 13, according to The Angu


Check Stolen From Darien Woman's Home Cashed For $5.2K, Police Say

Police are investigating after a check was allegedly stolen from a Darien woman’s home and cashed for $5,200. Darien Police say a complainant reported an incident of a potentially suspicious transaction on behalf of his mother on Saturday, April 20 around 11:30 a.m.


Elderly Darien Woman Swindled Out Of $5,200: Darien Police

DARIEN, CT — An elderly Darien woman was ripped off for $5,200 when someone in New Jersey fraudulently cashed one of her checks, according to Darien police. The theft was reported over the weekend by the victim's son after the woman's financial advisor discovered it. Police said the check had been c


Stop & Shop workers, customers happy to return

It was back to business on Monday as Stop & Shop workers - and customers - returned after an 11-day strike. Stop & Shop and five unions representing 31,000 workers reached a tenative agreement on a three-year contract on Sunday. Although the agreement still needs a ratification vote by its members,


Police: Stamford woman allegedly bit ex-beau’s tongue

STAMFORD — Officers sent to the Stamford Hospital emergency room to check out a man with a badly cut tongue ended up arresting his ex-girlfriend for biting it with her teeth.


Greenwich police rescue Stamford man after boat overturns

GREENWICH, Conn. (WTNH) - Police in Greenwich rescued a man from Stamford after a boat overturned on Monday. According to officials, around 11:35 a.m., a person reported that a boat overturned by Lucas Point in Long Island Sound.


Darien Man At Center Of International Manslaughter Case

DARIEN, CT — Garvin Scott Hapgood, a 44-year-old Darien resident, has been charged with manslaughter in connection with the death of a Dominican man in Anguilla while Hapgood and his family were on vacation last week in the eastern Caribbean country, according to the Royal Anguilla Police Force.


Six Connecticut pizza joints among Daily Meal’s ’56 Greatest Old-School Pizzerias’

A recent list from The Daily Meal confirmed what Connecticut pizza fans already know: The state is home to some of “America’s 56 Greatest Old-School Pizzerias." The list, published April 11, notes six Connecticut pizzerias where “time seems to stand still at these joints, and that’s a wonderful thin


Warning issued about potential measles exposure at restaurant in New Jersey

ENGLISHTOWN, New Jersey (WABC) -- Health officials have issued a warning about potential measles exposure at a restaurant in New Jersey. The state Department of Health warned residents of a highly suspect case of measles in a Middlesex County resident.


Police: 2 pounds of pot found in Trumbull man’s car

TRUMBULL — A town man is facing multiple charges, including drug possession with intent to sell, following a routine traffic stop last week. According to Lt. Brian Weir, Johnny Calo, 25, was stopped around 5:40 p.m. Wednesday when an officer noticed the registration on his 2010 Audi A6 was expired.


Owner of Four-Unit Office Building Seeks To Convert It into Four Condos

The owners of a four-unit office building in downtown New Canaan are seeking to convert those offices into residential condominiums, according to an application filed with the town.


Stamford Duo Charged With Shooting BB Gun At Pond In Old Greenwich

Two people were nabbed by Greenwich Police for allegedly shooting a BB gun while at Binney Pond in Old Greenwich. The incident took place around 7:20 p.m., Sunday, April 21, when Greenwich Police responded to a report of two people shooting a gun while people were around, said Greenwich Police Lt. J


Purdue Pharma tries to 'cry poverty' in lawsuit over opioid epidemic, Connecticut attorney general says

The embattled maker of OxyContin is attempting to "cry poverty" to avoid accountability for the company’s role in the nation’s opioid epidemic, Connecticut Attorney General William Tong said Monday, as the state expanded its lawsuit against Purdue Pharma.


Man Calls Connecticut Stop & Shop Threatening to Open Fire on Strikers with AK-47

As darkness was beginning to fall on the ninth day of the Stop & Shop strike, the Weathersfield store received a chilling phone call. According to police, an unidentified man called the Weathersfield store asking if the employees were still picketing. When the store's manager told him that they were


NYC Mayor's Green New Deal to Ban New Glass Skyscrapers

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to introduce a bill banning new construction of glass skyscrapers as part of his efforts to reduce citywide greenhouse emissions by 30 percent.


Alleged Heroin Dealer Arrested Again in Greenwich

Greenwich Police arrested a man on Monday after he turned himself in at police headquarters on an outstanding warrant for Failure to Appear first degree. Kevon Williams, 26, of 146 West Main Street in Canaan, CT, formerly of Armstrong Court in Greenwich and later of Stamford, has a significant histo


Blotter: Illegal gun, assault charges in Norwalk

A 37-year-old man with no listed address was charged with third-degree assault and disorderly conduct. He was held on $1,000 bond and given a court date of April 22. A 39-year-old Maple Street man was charged with third-degree assault and disorderly conduct. He was held on $1,000 bond and given a co


This day in Stamford history: Officer’s mom dies in hit-run

The City Board of Finance was urged at a public hearing last night in the Council Chamber to appropriate the sum of $20,000 for the building of a public dock. A number of persons at the meeting voiced their opinions as to the necessity of the dock, and the great improvement it would be for the city.


Renowned Connecticut Ghost Hunter to be Laid to Rest in ‘Haunted’ Cemetery

It seems only appropriate that one of Connecticut's most haunted cemeteries awaits the recently deceased ghost hunter, Lorraine Warren. According to the ctpost.com., after a Mass of Christian Burial, acclaimed demonologist and ghost hunter, Lorraine Warren will be laid to rest in Stepney Village Cem


Man Faces Strangulation Charge, Norwalk Police Say

A man was arrested for allegedly choking another person during an argument, said Norwalk Police. The incident took place around 9:52 a.m., Friday, April 19, when the Norwalk Police Department was contacted about the attack, said Norwalk Police Sgt. Sofia Gulino.