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  1. Connecticut State Police Warn Of Scams At Rest Areas

    Connecticut State Police Warn Of Scams At Rest Areas

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Connecticut State Police are warning the public of a wave of scams occurring at public rest areas. Several people have contacted the state police in recent weeks regarding strangers approaching them at rest stops and asking for money, state police said. The strangers claim they do not have money for gas or have left their wallets at home, according to state ...

  2. Come Hear Handel's 'Messiah' In Danbury

    Come Hear Handel's 'Messiah' In Danbury

    DANBURY, Conn. -- The Danbury Music Centre's Danbury Concert Chorus will perform Handel's “Messiah” on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 3 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 164 Deer Hill Ave. The event will also feature members of the Danbury Symphony Orchestra, along with soloists Amy Goldin, soprano; Kirsten Sollek, mezzosoprano; Nils Neubert, tenor; and Joseph Beutel, bass.Funding for the ...

  3. Click It Or Ticket: Ridgefield Police Crack Down On Seat Belt Scofflaws

    Click It Or Ticket: Ridgefield Police Crack Down On Seat Belt Scofflaws

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- With the Thanksgiving weekend approaching, the Ridgefield Police Department has announced the start of a new Click It or Ticket initiative to promote safe driving and increase the protection of all motorists, authorities said. In the coming days, law enforcement officials from Ridgefield and departments around the state will be out on the roads enforcing ...

  4. Danbury Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Two Girls

    Danbury Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Two Girls

    DANBURY, Conn. -- Danbury police have arrested a 43-year-old man on multiple counts of sexual assault and other charges, authorities said. The arrest stemmed from a complaint the Danbury Police Department received on June 28 involving the sexual abuse of two female minors on separate occasions, according to police. The suspect, identified as Luis Fernando Pesantez, was an  acquaintance ...

  5. Dinosaur Exhibit Invades Greenwich's Bruce Museum

    Dinosaur Exhibit Invades Greenwich's Bruce Museum

    GREENWICH, Conn. -- The Bruce Museum in Greenwich is hosting a new exhibit exploring the region’s ancient past.“The Last Days of Pangea: In the Footsteps of Dinosaurs” will feature a series of remarkable fossil discoveries, including many from the Connecticut Valley.The show, which opens Saturday, Nov. 19, and runs through July 16, will trace the history of the state’s early ...

  6. Police: Be On Lookout For Bridgeport Man Who Skipped Manslaughter Trial

    Police: Be On Lookout For Bridgeport Man Who Skipped Manslaughter Trial

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Connecticut State Police are warning the public to be on the lookout for a fugitive with ties to Bridgeport. Cesar David Martinez, 31, also known as Cesar D. Martinez-Nolasko, failed to appear Tuesday for the first day of his manslaughter trial at Bridgeport Superior Court, state police said. A re-arrest warrant has been issued for Martinez on a charge of ...

  7. Bishop Caggiano Celebrating Outdoor Mass On All Souls Day In Trumbull

    Bishop Caggiano Celebrating Outdoor Mass On All Souls Day In Trumbull

    TRUMBULL, Conn. -- Bishop Frank J. Caggiano of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport will celebrate an outdoor Mass on All Souls Day, Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 11 a.m. at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 1056 Daniels Farm Road. The Mass, offered for all the deceased bishops, priests, deacons, consecrated men and women and lay faithful in the diocese, will be open to the public and take place ...

  8. Danbury Gang Member Gets 30 Years In Prison For Murder Of Driver On I-84

    Danbury Gang Member Gets 30 Years In Prison For Murder Of Driver On I-84

    DANBURY, Conn. -- A 38-year-old Danbury man was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in federal prison for shooting and killing a Newtown man who was driving to work on I-84 in Danbury in January 2000, prosecutors said.U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Alker Meyer in New Haven also sentenced Alex Garcia to five years of supervised release after his prison term. Garcia had pleaded guilty June 15 to ...

  9. Easton Police Warn Of Heavy Traffic On Road To Silverman's Farm

    Easton Police Warn Of Heavy Traffic On Road To Silverman's Farm

    EASTON, Conn. -- Easton police officers are requesting the public’s cooperation in efforts to direct the flow of traffic along a busy stretch of Sport Hill Road. Police are reminding residents that traffic is expected to be heavy over the next few weekends along the roadway in the area of Silverman's Farm, a popular fall destination. Easton officers ask motorists to be patient as police ...

  10. Wilton Historical Society Takes Kids On Spooky Trip Through Time

    Wilton Historical Society Takes Kids On Spooky Trip Through Time

    WILTON, Conn. -- The Wilton Historical Society is hosting a Halloween-themed  walking tour for kids ages 8-12 on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 6:30-8 p.m.Co-sponsored by the Kiwanis Club, "Things That Go Bump in the Night... Ghost Night,"  will feature a candlelight walk through the dimly lit period rooms and groaning stairs of the Betts House, which was built in 1740, and the Fitch ...

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