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Man With Warrant Out Of Norwalk Charged In Greenwich

A man with a warrant out of Norwalk has been charged in Greenwich, according to police. Greenwich officers allegedly observed a vehicle with New Jersey license plates parked on the street in the area of New Street and N. Water Street in Byram on Thursday, Feb. 21 around 11:30 a.m.


Connecticut man says cop confused hash brown for cellphone in distracted driving case

NORWALK, Connecticut (WPVI) -- A Connecticut man is fighting a ticket for distracted driving after he says the police officer confused his hash brown patty for a cellphone. Jason Stiber was cited last April on Post Road. He stopped at McDonald's on his way to work and says he was eating a hash brown


Reminder of ‘Fork it Over’ Fundraiser

A large sign reminded shoppers at today’s Westport Farmers Market (WFM of its 2019 Fork it Over series brunch-style event on Sunday, March 10 from noon to 2 p.m. at The Whelk, 575 Riverside Ave. WFM director Lori Cochran-Dougall said the fundraising gatherings at area restaurants support the nonprof


Editorial: Time for Westport to embrace affordable housing

A proposal for 19 condos on Morningside Drive is the latest attempt by developers to add affordable housing to Westport. And like many similar projects before it throughout town, residents in the surrounding historic district are not thrilled, and understandably so.


Two Teens From Fairfield County Arrested After String Of Vehicle Gone Throughs, Break-Ins

Two Fairfield County teenagers are in police custody after police in Connecticut utilized social media to track them down for allegedly rummaging through more than two dozen vehicles overnight.


Bridgeport News: Street Robbery

1:00am–#Bridgeport CT– A man was robbed of cash and his cellphone outside of the 1600 block of Barnum Avenue. There was no word if a weapon was involved.


Man Pleads Guilty To Raping, Robbing Woman In Fairfield

FAIRFIELD, CT — A New Haven man faces 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges that he raped and robbed a woman near the Fairfield train station in 2016, according to the Connecticut Post. Michael Fontaine, who was 48 at the time of his arrest in December of 2016, was charged with first-d


Man Sentenced For Sexually Abusing Minor In Fairfield County

A Fairfield County man will spend time behind bars after pleading guilty to having sexual contact with his girlfriend’s daughter when she was 12. Adam Besaw, of Shelton, pleaded guilty this week under the Alford doctrine to second-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor for his role in a


Woman shot in both feet while laying in bed in Connecticut

HAMDEN, C.T. (WTNH-TV) - A 21-year-old woman was shot in both of her feet while she was laying in bed in Connecticut early Friday morning. Police say that at around 2 a.m., officers responded to Hamden on Dix Street to the report of shots fired.


Public hearing on Morningside condos pushed to March

WESTPORT — Vocal opposition had been expected at Wednesday night’s Conservation Commission meeting regarding an application for 19 three-bedroom condominium units at 20 and 26 Morningside Drive South, but the matter has been postponed until a special meeting on March 11.


Mardi "Bra" Drive to Help Those In Need to Take Place March 2nd - 17th

The Undies Project will hold its annual bra drive, called Mardi “Bra”, to coincide with Mardi Gras, to collect donations of new and gently used bras. The drive will take place in Greenwich, Darien, New Canaan and Westport.


Westport family who lost daughter to illness now helps others ‘weather the storm’

WESTPORT — Rachel Hope Doran, a beloved Westport college student, died of a rare illness last summer. Now her parents have started a nonprofit to honor Rachel and support other families caring for loved ones with critical illness.


Creep convicted of breaking into home, sucking on sleeping woman’s toes

A California man convicted of sucking on a sleeping woman’s toes after breaking into her home claimed to be a Zeus-like god sent to Earth to seduce women. Richard Michael Parkhurst, 29, of Norwalk, was convicted of one felony burglary count, one count of peering into an inhabited building, and two c


In Pictures / George Washington’s birthday brew bash

WESTPORT — In a virtual toast to the father of the country, the Westport Historical Society hosted its “Ale to the Chief” party Friday night in celebration of George Washington’s birthday.


Stamford man charged with skipping court

STAMFORD — A city man wanted since 2016 for skipping his court dates was picked up at a West Side home on Thursday, police said. Capt. Richard Conklin said that Narcotics and Organized Crime squad officers heard on the street that Ben Mosley, 29, formerly of West North Street, was hiding out at a ho


Popular Apparel Chain Coming To Norwalk Mall: Report

NORWALK, CT — Popular apparel chain J. Jill will join the roster of retailers and eateries set to open when the under construction SoNo Collection mall is finished, the Norwalk Hour reported. Developer Brookfield Property Partners plans to open the mall in time for the 2019 holiday season.


Southern CT under high wind watch Sunday, Monday

BRIDGEPORT — Strong winds are expected to hit the southern part of the state this weekend, prompting a high wind watch from Sunday evening through Monday evening. The National Weather Service issued the watch after spotting a system that could cause winds between 25 to 35 mph, with gusts up to 60 mp


Westport Man Faces Sexual Assault Charge

A Westport man has been charged with sexual assault after being arrested at police headquarters on Tuesday. The alleged offender, Kenneth Cardillo, 67, was charged with two counts of fourth-degree sexual assault around 11 a.m., said Westport Police Lt. Jillian Cabana.


Power line falls at Bridgeport gas station, sparks fire

BRIDGEPORT — A primary power line fell down on top of a canopy at a city gas station on Saturday, causing a fire and forcing the utility company to shut off the power line as crews work to make repairs.


CT shoreline towns that will be under water in Category 3 hurricane

Each year, there are new studies projecting the effect rising sea levels could have on shoreline communities. The combination of rising sea level and a powerful Category 3 hurricane could be catastrophic.