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  1. How Does Your Elementary Rank? New Canaan Schools Rated Among Top In Nation

    How Does Your Elementary Rank? New Canaan Schools Rated Among Top In Nation

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Nine elementary schools in Fairfield County are earning high marks in a national rankings report.Niche.com ranked the "2017 Best Public Elementary Schools in America" based on student test scores, student to teacher ratios, diversity teacher quality, grade school ratings, and school district quality. It also ranked the best elementary schools in each ...

  2. Norwalk's Bogey's Vies For Second DVlicious Win In Best Burger Contest

    Norwalk's Bogey's Vies For Second DVlicious Win In Best Burger Contest

    NORWALK, Conn. -- Any way you flip it, the burger is one of America’s favorite foods. We asked for your top picks in the county; five finalists are in the running with each being profiled this week.Who will win? It’s up to you, so let your fingers do the clicking. Voting ends 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 28. You can vote multiple times, albeit once per day.Bogey's Grille & Tap Room, ...

  3. Does Joey C's Boathouse In Stratford Have The DVlicious Best Burger?

    Does Joey C's Boathouse In Stratford Have The DVlicious Best Burger?

    STRATFORD, Conn. -- Any way you flip it, the burger is one of America’s favorite foods. We asked for your top picks in the county; five finalists are in the running with each being profiled this week.Who will win? It’s up to you, so let your fingers do the clicking. Voting ends 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 28. You can vote multiple times, albeit once per day.Joey C's Boathouse Cantina & ...

  4. Craving Cookies? Girl Scouts Are Delivering Across Fairfield County

    Craving Cookies? Girl Scouts Are Delivering Across Fairfield County

    FAIRFIELD County, Conn. — Are you craving cookies? The perpetually popular Girl Scout cookies — available just once per year — have arrived in Fairfield County for your enjoyment.Cookie fans looking for a quick-fix can satisfy their hunger by stopping at a Cookie Booth staffed by local Girl Scouts. To find one near you, click here.  Last weekend, nearly 2 million boxes of Girl Scout ...

  5. Solar, Hybrid? Westport Faire Seeks Next Earth Friendly Innovation

    Solar, Hybrid? Westport Faire Seeks Next Earth Friendly Innovation

    WESTPORT, Conn. -- The theme is "earth" for this year's Maker Faire in Westport where innovators and inventors showcase their ingenuity.The popular fair draws thousands to the downtown area. The 2017 event is on Earth Day Saturday, April 22. In keeping with the celebration, makers are asked to espouse the theme of earth in their ideas.The faire now in its sixth year has become ...

  6. Connecticut Legislators Weigh Bill To Improve Conditions At Animal Shelters

    Connecticut Legislators Weigh Bill To Improve Conditions At Animal Shelters

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A 2012 case in Bethlehem involving 63 dogs that were saved from deplorable shelter conditions has led a group of lawmakers to introduce a bill to improve the conditions at shelters throughout Connecticut.The bill was introduced by State Rep. Brenda Kupchick of Fairfield along with House Republican Leader Themis Klarides and State Reps. Nicole Klarides-Ditria of ...

  7. Gear Up For Fly Fishing Anywhere In World At The Compleat Angler In Darien

    Gear Up For Fly Fishing Anywhere In World At The Compleat Angler In Darien

    DARIEN, Conn. — Fly-fishing gear is the specialty at The Compleat Angler in Darien, where local enthusiasts head to outfit for their trips to such far-flung places as New Zealand, where trout is now in season.Hearing about their customers' trips is a highlight of doing business, says manager Scott Bennett, who has his own fish-travel story to tell. "I was on a boat in San Andros ...

  8. Grab A Slice Of NY-Style Pizza At Bronx House In Stamford

    Grab A Slice Of NY-Style Pizza At Bronx House In Stamford

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- You can grab a slice to go or sit down at a red booth to dive into New York-style pizza at Bronx House Pizza, which opened recently in Stamford. “Coming from a New Yorker: this will surely be one of my go-to spots in Stamford for good NY pizza," one customer wrote on Yelp.CT Bites called the news Springdale establishment a "gem.""Food Network Judge ...

  9. Worried About Coyotes? New Canaan Student Has App For That

    Worried About Coyotes? New Canaan Student Has App For That

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. --  The rise in coyote sightings in the area inspired a New Canaan student to create an app that will help residents co-exist with the animals.New Canaan Country School eighth-grader Arjun Dayal won top honors at two Westchester First LEGO League Competitions recently. His team spent several months on robots to prepare for the competition and had to perform several ...

  10. Stratford Woman Stands Tall By Growing Her Own Tree-Care Firm

    Stratford Woman Stands Tall By Growing Her Own Tree-Care Firm

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Three weeks after graduating from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in horticulture, Stacey Marcell drove east to take a job in Bridgeport."I was recruited by SavATree right after graduation,” said Marcell, who went on to grow her own company, Northeast Horticultural Services, in the usually male-dominated field of tree care. This year marks her 10th ...

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