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  1. Heat Steams Up Weekend In Ridgefield

    Heat Steams Up Weekend In Ridgefield

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – Those who like the heat will love this weekend's weather throughout Fairfield County.The rest of the weekend brings heat and sun, as today's and tomorrow's highs are both going to be around 90 and sunny. The Saturday high neared 94, and Sunday's high will nudge 90.Each evening's low will stay on the warm side, as Saturday night's low will be 66, and Sunday's ...

  2. AAA Survey Says Fairfield County Full Of Angry Drivers

    AAA Survey Says Fairfield County Full Of Angry Drivers

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – A new AAA Foundation For Traffic Safety survey released on Thursday shows that around 80 percent of drivers in Fairfield County and across the country have shown significant anger, aggression or road rage while behind the wheel in the last year.The results come from a national survey with more than 2,700 licensed drivers age 16 and older who reported driving in ...

  3. Ridgefield Democrats Pick Challenger For 111th District House Seat

    Ridgefield Democrats Pick Challenger For 111th District House Seat

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. – Ridgefield Democrats have selected a challenger to John Frey in the 111th District seat in the state House of Representatives, according to the Ridgefield Press.Joe Dowdell was chosen during a Democratic caucus last week, the Press said.He will run against Frey, who announced last week his intention to run for re-election in November's election, reported the ...

  4. Cashless Tolls To Start This Weekend On Tappan Zee Bridge

    Cashless Tolls To Start This Weekend On Tappan Zee Bridge

    Cashless tolls are coming to the Tappan Zee Bridge this weekend.While the original plan was to have the new tolls ready to go on Saturday morning, rainy weather is expected to push the launch to late Saturday evening.Drivers will either pay their tolls by E-Z Pass or will get a bill in the mail from now on, thanks to high-tech cameras placed near Exit 10 in South Nyack. The toll-takers ...

  5. Shelton Driver Charged In Death Of 90-Year-Old Man In Crash

    Shelton Driver Charged In Death Of 90-Year-Old Man In Crash

    NEWTOWN, Conn. – Newtown police have charged a Shelton man in the death of a 90-year-old man in a head-on two-car crash on Sunday night, police said. Miguel Barragan-Santiago, 33, was charged with second-degree manslaughter and misconduct with a motor vehicle and held on $450,000 bond.The crash occurred at 8 p.m. Sunday, and Henry Petrucelli of Brookfield was killed instantly when his ...

  6. Bridgeport Judge Gives Sandy Hook Truther Suspended Sentence, Probation

    Bridgeport Judge Gives Sandy Hook Truther Suspended Sentence, Probation

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – A Sandy Hook "truther" took a plea deal and agreed a suspended sentence while in court Monday, avoiding a trial in the process, according to the Connecticut Post.Matthew Mills was sentenced to a suspended one-year prison term and two years of probation under the Alford Doctrine in a Bridgeport courtroom, the Post said. Under the Alford Doctrine, he does not ...

  7. Dad Pleads Not Guilty To Charges In Kidnapping Of His Son In Trumbull

    Dad Pleads Not Guilty To Charges In Kidnapping Of His Son In Trumbull

    TRUMBULL, Conn. – A Queens man accused of kidnapping his 7-year-old son from the bedroom of his Trumbull home last month pleaded not guilty to multiple charges in court on Tuesday, according to the Connecticut Post.Rodolfo Revello, 43, pleaded not guilty to second-degree kidnapping, second-degree larceny, violating a protective order, second-degree strangulation, second-degree assault, ...

  8. Police: Wilton Man Busted On Drug Charges After DUI Stop On Route 7

    Police: Wilton Man Busted On Drug Charges After DUI Stop On Route 7

    WILTON, Conn. – A 26-year-old Wilton man was facing multiple drug charges after police pulled him over for erratic driving early Friday, police said.Peter Russo, 26, was arrested after officers noticed his car driving over the double yellow line and fog line on Route 7/Ridgefield Road near Center Street at 1:51 a.m. Friday, police said. A police search of Russo's car turned up 5 ounces ...

  9. Malloy Announces $65 Million Of Cuts To State Budget

    Malloy Announces $65 Million Of Cuts To State Budget

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – Gov. Dannel Malloy announced $65 million of cuts to the state budget on Wednesday with an eye toward cutting about $220 million in total by the end of the month, according to the Connecticut Post.The cuts included about $11 million of salary reductions and at least $9.7 million from programs for the developmentally disabled, the Post said.Other programs ...

  10. Ridgefield Budget Includes Raise For First Selectman Marconi

    Ridgefield Budget Includes Raise For First Selectman Marconi

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. – The new Ridgefield town budget passed at a March 9 Board of Selectmen meeting includes a raise for First Selectman Rudy Marconi, according to the Ridgefield Press.Part of the $34.7 million allocated, an increase of just over two percent in town spending, includes money for a eight-man minimum fire shift as well, the Press said.The reasoning behind Marconi's raise is ...

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