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  1. Conn. State Police Issue Thousands Of Tickets Over Labor Day Weekend

    Conn. State Police Issue Thousands Of Tickets Over Labor Day Weekend

    Connecticut State Police issued thousands of tickets over the Labor Day weekend, ranging from speeding to using a cellphone, in an effort to keep drivers safe.The enforcement period, which ran from Friday to midnight on Monday, focused on drunken driving violations, with DUI checkpoints in place over the entire time period. In addition, police said they were also on the lookout for ...

  2. Rain Expected In New Canaan As Hermine Drifts Northwest

    Rain Expected In New Canaan As Hermine Drifts Northwest

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Residents can expect another day of on-and-off rain in Fairfield County as Hermine continues moving towards the Northwest before making an expected turn toward the Northeast on Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. Hermine brings with it the continued possibility of coastal storm surges, high winds and rain.A 30 percent chance of showers, ...

  3. Metro-North Trains Running On Sunday Schedule For Labor Day

    Metro-North Trains Running On Sunday Schedule For Labor Day

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Metro-North is reducing train service for Labor Day across the New Haven Line, with the lightest schedule of the week. Trains on Monday, Sept. 5, will run on a Sunday schedule. For the most up-to-date train times, check the Metro-North website. 

  4. Lawmaker Starts Online Petition To Stop Metro-North's Proposed 5% Fare Hike

    Lawmaker Starts Online Petition To Stop Metro-North's Proposed 5% Fare Hike

    WILTON, Conn. -- In an effort to stop a 5 percent fare increase for all Metro-North and Shoreline East trains, State Rep. Gail Lavielle (R-143) is circulating a petition to commuters.For Metro-North commuters, the fare hike, which would take effect Dec. 1, would be combined with a previously scheduled 1 percent increase, making the increase 6 percent in total. The proposed fare increase ...

  5. Metro-North Plans Early Getaway Trains For Labor Day Weekend

    Metro-North Plans Early Getaway Trains For Labor Day Weekend

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Metro-North is making it easy for commuters who want to get away early to start their Labor Day weekend celebrations with early trains beginning at 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 2. There will be nine extra "getaway" departures for the New Haven Line on Friday from Grand Central Terminal between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Some late afternoon and evening peak trains ...

  6. Tropical Storm Hermine May Dampen Holiday Weekend In New Canaan

    Tropical Storm Hermine May Dampen Holiday Weekend In New Canaan

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Residents should get ready to batten down the hatches as Tropical Storm Hermine sets her sights on parts of the Northeast including Connecticut over the Labor Day weekend, according to the National Weather Service.The first tropical storm to head for the state this year, Hermine may bring heavy rain and strong winds, in addition to coastal flooding if it ...

  7. Air Quality Alert Issued As Rain Expected To Hit New Canaan

    Air Quality Alert Issued As Rain Expected To Hit New Canaan

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- A heavy ozone layer in the atmosphere has resulted in an air quality alert being issued for Fairfield County, before rain is expected to move in and help remove the mass, according to the National Weather Service.An air quality alert means that ozone within the region may approach or exceed unhealthy standards for people with asthma and other breathing ...

  8. Eversource Works To Cut Impact of Drought-Stressed Trees on Electric System

    Eversource Works To Cut Impact of Drought-Stressed Trees on Electric System

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- As Fairfield County continues to experience drought conditions, Eversource crews are working to identify trees that have been weakened by the dry weather and pose a threat to the reliability of the electric system. “The effects of a drought on tree systems are cumulative, and the region has experienced drought conditions for two of the last three years,” said ...

  9. Ambush Shooting, New Board At 9/11 Group Top Week's News In New Canaan

    Ambush Shooting, New Board At 9/11 Group Top Week's News In New Canaan

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Here's a look at the top stories of the week in Fairfield County: Thirteen people were wounded in an early morning ambush at a large Plymouth Street in Bridgeport house party last weekend, including one woman who was shot in the face and was in critical condition at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Police said that two shooters fired at the party through a hedge. ...

  10. Mosquito Trapped In Fairfield Tests Positive For West Nile Virus

    Mosquito Trapped In Fairfield Tests Positive For West Nile Virus

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- For the first time this year, a mosquito trapped in Fairfield has tested positive for the West Nile virus, according to the Connecticut Mosquito Management Program.This year, nine other municipalities — West Hartford, Hartford, Darien, Stamford, Easton, Bridgeport, Stratford, Newington, and West Haven — have also reported West Nile Virus positive mosquitoes from June ...

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