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Penna retires from Westport police force after 26 years

WESTPORT - The Westport Police Department will bid farewell to Deputy Chief Vincent Penna, a 26-year veteran with the force and a hometown kid, after he announced he will be retiring at the beginning of October. Penna, who was hired by the department in 1991 as a part-time traffic agent before beco

STAMFORD ADVOCATE - 2017-09-22 23:41:58

Quality is key to Westport Arts Center's upcoming season

Published 12:15 pm, Friday, September 22, 2017 Alexander Platt admits that he's raised the bar high for his first season as artistic director for chamber music at the Westport Arts Center. "It's all about the best of the best," said Platt, of the WAC's 2017-18 season, which kicks off at 7 p.m. on

WESTPORT NEWS - 2017-09-22 16:25:09

"House of Cards" Writer Laura Eason at Westport Playhouse Symposium Oct. 1

Westport, CT - Laura Eason, who is best known for four seasons as a writer/producer on the Netflix drama "House of Cards," will be guest speaker at Westport Country Playhouse's Sunday Symposium following a 3 p.m. performance of her play "Sex with Strangers," on Sunday, October 1. The Playhouse Sunda

HAMLETHUB.COM - 2017-09-22 18:10:00

Westport residents reminded of hazardous waste disposal

WESTPORT - Residents looking to get rid of household hazardous waste can do so on Saturday. The Westport/Weston Health District, located at 180 Bayberry Lane, will accept items from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The program is intended to provide a safe management option for residents to dispose of ha

WESTPORT NEWS - 2017-09-22 23:59:59

Woog's World / What does the future hold for Westport?

It's called the Westport Historical Society. Housed in an absolutely appropriate 18th-century Victorian home, the organization honors our town's heritage with exhibits and programs on historically relevant topics like the growth of Saugatuck, education through the ages, and the Revolutionary War-era

WESTPORT NEWS - 2017-09-22 04:19:01

Westport Playhouse stages love stories from two different ages

WESTPORT - Love has fascinated humans for centuries. From modern dating with the help of the internet to ancient love stories fueled by feuds, romance has long been of interest of playwrights, performers and audience members alike. This fall, the Westport Country Playhouse will be exploring love in

WESTPORT NEWS - 2017-09-21 16:24:01

Registration opens for Westport Police-Youth Club

Published 6:03 pm, Thursday, September 21, 2017 WESTPORT - The town's police department is looking for students in grades eight and nine to join the second year of the Westport Police-Youth Club. The club was created by Westport police and Westport Youth Services last fall to encourage and promot

CONNECTICUT POST - 2017-09-21 18:03:35

A View from the Bridge Wows Audiences at Westport Community Theatre

A View from the Bridge, by American playwright Arthur Miller, continues its run at Westport Community Theatre, much to the delight of audiences, with performances through October 1st. John Atkin directs the WCT production produced by Cindy Hartog. Wilton residents helping to stage the production inc

PATCH - 2017-09-21 22:02:12

Get to know...Catherine Onyemelukwe, Westport author speaking at New Canaan Library

NEW CANAAN - Catherine Onyemelukwe was outraged when she received a notice on her apartment door saying her electricity use was out of line and she needed to discuss it with the chief electrical engineer. It was 1962 and 21-year-old Onyemelukwe was fresh out of Mount Holyoke College and living in N

NEWCANAANNEWSONLINE.COM - 2017-09-21 04:20:31

Well-known Bridgeport city staffer fired

Updated 2:53 pm, Friday, September 22, 2017 BRIDGEPORT - She was, on paper, defined as a seasonal employee with a three month job working for the city's Lighthouse after school youth program. Allegedly Lisa Miro worked all four seasons and then some as an acting program manager, but did not receiv

CONNECTICUT POST - 2017-09-22 14:53:18

'Sex with Strangers' a funny look at modern romance

Where's the magic in dating someone in the digital age - when you can learn all about your date even before meeting? That's an important question in "Sex with Strangers," on stage at the Westport Playhouse through Oct. 14. The plot, says the playhouse: "Ethan, a young blogger-turned bestselling auth

WESTPORT NEWS - 2017-09-23 04:26:46

Bridgeport proposes changes to local booze law

BRIDGEPORT - Zoning Attorney Chuck Willinger made a bold claim. "Of the entire United States, Bridgeport has the most restrictive liquor regulations," he said in an interview Friday. Well, at least the strictest in Connecticut. That is according to an analysis by Lynn Haig, Bridgeport's director of


Way Back When... 1725

Established about 1725, the Colonial Greens Farms Burying Ground is notable for the quantity and quality of its carvings. Lyzette Hyde Munroe, wife of African-American property owner Henry Munroe, is buried in the cemetery. Her stone reads: "In memory of Lyzette, wife of Henry Munroe, who died Augus

WESTPORT NEWS - 2017-09-22 18:08:03

Police: Oregon man scammed Hurricane Sandy victims

WESTPORT - An Oregon man who took advantage of local Hurricane Sandy victims with a generator installation scheme was tracked down by Westport police after five years on the lam, police said. Police said 56-year-old John Mech, of Seaside, Oregon, came to Fairfield County in the wake of Hurricane San

NEWSTIMES - 2017-09-23 12:50:38

Candlewood Lake Authority found in violation of records law

The Freedom of Information Commission has found the Candlewood Lake Authority in violation of two statutes, ruling that it did not promptly respond last year to a request for records from an authority member John Hodge, a delegate from New Fairfield, had asked in December for copies of three years'

NEWMILFORDSPECTRUM.COM - 2017-09-23 04:26:31

Local groups collaborate for Nutcracker Ballet

NEW CANAAN - New England Dance Theater's production of The Nutcracker Ballet, now in its 32nd year, has become a holiday tradition in Fairfield County. Three full-length performances of the Nutcracker will be danced on the New Canaan High School stage on Friday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 9 a

NEWCANAANNEWSONLINE.COM - 2017-09-23 15:19:24

Bobby B's: Crazy for Caribbean street food

A few days after the recent legendary solar eclipse you could find me in the middle of Fairfield Avenue in Bridgeport at night dancing down the street. In ancient times a full moon predicted "lunacy" (from the word luna, which means moon). People whacked out during this time and did crazy things lik

WESTPORT NEWS - 2017-09-22 21:20:08

Farm-to-Table Restaurant B.GOOD Introduces "Food with Roots" Across More Than 50 North American Locations

B.GOOD, an international and mission-driven fast casual restaurant chain with a location at 1460 Post Road in Fairfield, CT, unveils its new "Food with Roots" brand campaign today across its North American locations to spark conversation with its customers about the importance of clean food and soci

PATCH - 2017-09-22 19:01:12

Gift a Miracle Event Featuring Emme

On Wednesday November 29th, The Tiny Miracles Foundation (TTMF) will host their inaugural Holiday Gift Show. Over 30 vendors will be located at Wee Burn Country Club in Darien. The first-ever event will kick off with a VIP luncheon featuring guest speaker, Emme! Tickets to the event can be purchased

PATCH - 2017-09-23 13:17:43

Lane closure on Merritt Pkwy Saturday

Motorists on the Merritt Parkway / Rt. 15 can expect lane closures on northbound between Exit 37 (Route 124, South Avenue) in New Canaan and Exit 40B (SR 719, Main Avenue) in Norwalk. Traffic control personnel and signing patterns will be utilized to guide motorists through the work zone. The regula

NCADVERTISER.COM - 2017-09-23 10:04:05