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  1. Texas Firefighters: Westport's Bravest Have Your Back With T-Shirt Donation

    Texas Firefighters: Westport's Bravest Have Your Back With T-Shirt Donation

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Some Texas firefighters who hae been working to help victims of Hurricane Harvey will have something clean to wear, thanks to the Westport Fire Department.At the request of the Texas State Fire Marshal’s Office, Westport Fire Department donated 125 T-shirts bearing the department logo to be distributed to Texas firefighters who have suffered losses during the relief ...

  2. Famed Fairfield County Restaurateur Named 2018 Barnum Festival Ringmaster

    Famed Fairfield County Restaurateur Named 2018 Barnum Festival Ringmaster

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Johnny Vazzano, co-owner of the popular Vazzy’s chain of restaurants across eastern Fairfield County, is the 70th annual Barnum Festival ringmaster.The festival officially announced the 2018 ringmaster Friday, sparking congratulatory notes all over social media.“Congrats, you look good in that red jacket!” one fan wrote on the Facebook page for The Original ...

  3. Eagle-Eyed Police Officers Spot Injured Osprey In Bridgeport's Seaside Park

    Eagle-Eyed Police Officers Spot Injured Osprey In Bridgeport's Seaside Park

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The Bridgeport Police Department focuses on community policing — and this week that extended to one of the city’s feathered friends.Chief Armando “AJ” Perez and Captain Mark Straubel were on routine patrol in Seaside Park Tuesday afternoon when they spotted an injured osprey on the stone wall along the road to West Beach.The eagle-eyed officers called in Bridgeport ...

  4. Westport Police: Wilton Man Made Anti-Semitic Remarks, Called Cops 'Peons'

    Westport Police: Wilton Man Made Anti-Semitic Remarks, Called Cops 'Peons'

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A Wilton man, who refused to leave a bar where he was making anti-Semitic remarks and causing a disturbance, was arrested Thursday, Westport police said.Nicholas Sitinas, 57, of Pond Road, was charged with breach of peace, interfering with an officer and criminal trespass, police said.Officers were called to Rizutto’s on Riverside Avenue around 10 p.m. Thursday on a ...

  5. Westport Police: Employee Writes $23,000 In Fake Checks From Caterer

    Westport Police: Employee Writes $23,000 In Fake Checks From Caterer

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A Waterbury man was arrested Tuesday after Westport police say he wrote fake checks to himself from his employer to the tune of $23,000.Michael McCrorken, 28, of Ward Street, was charged with second-degree larceny and 37 counts of first-degree forgery for writing the checks from his employer, the owner of A Dash of Salt, a Post Road East catering company, police ...

  6. Scour The Sands Of Fairfield County On International Coastal Cleanup Day

    Scour The Sands Of Fairfield County On International Coastal Cleanup Day

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Save the Sound will celebrate the 32nd annual International Coastal Cleanup Day with several beach cleanups along the Fairfield County coast.Volunteer registration is going on now in Fairfield, Westport, Norwalk, Stamford and Old Greenwich.Save the Sound, a bi-state program of Connecticut Fund for the Environment, will welcome more than 1,000 volunteers to more ...

  7. Fairfield Puppeteer Makes It Look Easy Being Green In Kermit The Frog Debut

    Fairfield Puppeteer Makes It Look Easy Being Green In Kermit The Frog Debut

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — It’s official: Fairfield’s own Matt Vogel made his debut this week as the new voice of moss-hued Muppet Kermit the Frog.Vogel is featured in the latest “Muppet Thought of the Week” video doing a not-too-shabby impression of his idol, the late Muppets creator Jim Henson.The puppeteer, who has worked for the Jim Henson Company since the 1990s, was chosen as just the ...

  8. Greater Bridgeport Symphony Takes On Revolutionary Theme This Season

    Greater Bridgeport Symphony Takes On Revolutionary Theme This Season

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- The Greater Bridgeport Symphony (GBS) is tuning up for its 72nd season, announcing five concerts of groundbreaking works from Shostakovich, Casals, Beethoven, Gershwin and more.Centered on the theme “Revolutions and Revelations,” the season kicks off on Saturday, Sept. 16 with “Music Lovers of the World Unite,” a concert marking the 100th anniversary of the Russian ...

  9. CT United Ride Rumbles Through Fairfield County To Honor 9/11 Heroes

    CT United Ride Rumbles Through Fairfield County To Honor 9/11 Heroes

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — If you hear a rumble through town on Sept. 10, it probably isn’t thunder.The 2017 CT United Ride, the state’s largest 9/11 tribute, will be logging 60 miles through 10 communities in this fundraiser for fire and law enforcement personnel.“For those that lost their lives, for those that gave their lives and for those that continue to put their lives on the line ...

  10. Spinners Will Pedal To Help Hurricane Harvey Victims At CT JoyRide Studios

    Spinners Will Pedal To Help Hurricane Harvey Victims At CT JoyRide Studios

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — JoyRide Cycling + Fitness Studio is doing its part to help those facing Hurricane Harvey in Texas.The business will donate a portion of sales on its busiest day, Saturday, at all five studios in Connecticut — JoyRide Westport, JoyRide Darien, JoyRide Ridgefield, JoyRide Wilton and JoyX in Westport. JoyRide has two studios in San Antonio, Tx. and they are also ...

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