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  1. Tour Of Fairfield Designer Homes Helps As Near & Far Aid Fights Poverty

    Tour Of Fairfield Designer Homes Helps As Near & Far Aid Fights Poverty

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – A philanthropic Fairfield organization has scheduled visits to five local homes during its annual Designer House Tour fundraiser.Near & Far Aid, a nonprofit that fights poverty, will be visiting coastal homes in Fairfield, Southport and Westport from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on May 12, according to event organizers, who said each home “promises to offer unique ...

  2. Metro-North To Close Wilton Road For Work; Buses To Run On Danbury Branch

    Metro-North To Close Wilton Road For Work; Buses To Run On Danbury Branch

    WILTON, Conn. – The Connecticut Department of Transportation will be performing construction at the rail crossing at Honey Hill Road in Wilton for about a week starting Friday, April 7.Though the project will require the closure of the rail crossing in Wilton, service to several other communities along the Metro-North Railroad’s Danbury Branch will also be affected. There will be no ...

  3. Baseball Legend Darryl Strawberry To Talk Addiction, Recovery In Fairfield

    Baseball Legend Darryl Strawberry To Talk Addiction, Recovery In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Darryl Strawberry, a former Major League Baseball all-star whose career was plagued by incidents of drug abuse, is to speak about his road to recovery at Fairfield University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts.During the 7 p.m. event on April 18, Strawberry is scheduled to give his talk, “From Strikeout to Recovery and Hope,” according to a statement from the ...

  4. Fairfield Man Pays Off Debts With $300K Instant Win Lotto Ticket

    Fairfield Man Pays Off Debts With $300K Instant Win Lotto Ticket

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. – A Southport man who won $300,000 on an instant lottery ticket has paid off his debts and now plans to take a “much-needed vacation” before using the money to further his career.Christopher Gerasimopoulos was stunned after winning the prize on a “$3,000,000 Royale” Instant Ticket, according to a statement from the CT Lottery.“I have no words right now,” he said. “It’s ...

  5. Sopranos Star Pantoliano Of Wilton Hosts Student Film Screening

    Sopranos Star Pantoliano Of Wilton Hosts Student Film Screening

    DARIEN, Conn. – A popular actor widely known for his role on “The Sopranos” is set to be part of a special event at the Darien Arts Center where students from the Manhattan Film Institute will screen their short films.Joe Pantoliano of Wilton, who won an Emmy Award for his work as Ralph Cifaretto on the HBO organized crime drama, will be part of a Q&A session after the films are ...

  6. Bridgeport Sex Offender Returns To Prison After Having Contact With Kids

    Bridgeport Sex Offender Returns To Prison After Having Contact With Kids

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – A sex offender who lived in Bridgeport was sentenced Monday to 11 months in prison for having unauthorized contact with children and a host of other behaviors that broke the conditions of his supervised federal release, according to authorities.Donald Luciano, 45, was sentenced to 24 months in prison and five years of probation after he was convicted on July 18, ...

  7. Ridgefield Police Warn Of IRS Impersonation Scam

    Ridgefield Police Warn Of IRS Impersonation Scam

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. – Ridgefield police are warning town residents to be wary of a telephone scam in which the caller claims to be from the Internal Revenue Service.According to police, the department has received “numerous calls” in the past week from residents reporting to have been targeted by the scammers.“The scammers call taxpayers claiming to be IRS officials and demand the person ...

  8. Norwalk Historical Society Talk Focuses On First Black Diplomat In U.S.

    Norwalk Historical Society Talk Focuses On First Black Diplomat In U.S.

    NORWALK, Conn. – To celebrate Black History Month, the Norwalk Historical Society is holding a talk on the life of Ebenezer D. Bassett, a pioneering black educator who served as the United States’ first black diplomat after the Civil War.Carolyn Ivanoff, an award-winning local historian and educator, is set to deliver the talk, which she has called “The Life and Times of a Quiet ...

  9. Scam Alert: Connecticut's Consumer Protection Chief Warns Of IRS Email Scam

    Scam Alert: Connecticut's Consumer Protection Chief Warns Of IRS Email Scam

    The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) on Tuesday issued a statement warning people about an IRS email scam that has been making the rounds in recent tax seasons.Scammers have been known to call, email or text their victims in order to obtain information they can then use to their own benefit. In some cases, according to the DCP, scammers claim to be from a bank or ...

  10. Unlocked Cars Feeding Crime Spree In Ridgefield, Police Say

    Unlocked Cars Feeding Crime Spree In Ridgefield, Police Say

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. – A rash of incidents involving stolen cars or items stolen from cars has driven Ridgefield police to call on vehicle owners to lock their car doors and not leave valuables in plain sight.The incidents, which have all taken place in the past few days, have occurred on numerous Ridgefield streets, police said. Nearly all the incidents have one thing in common: car ...

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