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"I note the First Selectman's comment that the vigil did not 'directly include Republicans.' I do not know what he means, but I am sure he does not mean to suggest that he was unaware of the vigil, or that he personally was not invited to attend, for that would not be true." – Sandy Litvack, Democratic Candidate for First S…
08.19 / 16:21
greenwichfreepress.com
Categories: Canton, MainStory, WNBATags: news, women's basketballUNCASVILLE, Aug. 18 – Collinsville’s Mark Shaker sang the national anthem before the start of Friday night’s WNBA game between the visiting New York Liberty and the Connecticut Sun at the Mohegan Sun Arena. It’s nothing new for the Canton native and Master’s School graduate who has been singing the national anthem at a host […](Read more...)…
08.19 / 16:15
collinsvillepress.com
A reclusive tribal leader who laid the groundwork for the Foxwoods Resort Casino is making a rare appearance this weekend to receive an…
08.19 / 16:09
wtnh.com
HARTFORD — Hartford Police say a 2-year-old is recovering at the hospital from a gunshot wound. The wound wasn’t life-threatening, and police say the child was injured after they got ahold of their parent’s gun. The police investigation is preliminary, circumstances surrounding the incident aren’t clear. This is a developing story, stay with FOX61 as details…
08.19 / 16:09
foxct.com
A statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee was removed from the entrance to Duke Chapel early Saturday by order of the university president who said in a letter that the move was a safety measure but also meant to express the "abiding values" of the school. The decision to remove the statue from the Durham, N.C., campus, comes after it was defaced on Wednesday and follows violent clashes last week in Charlottesville, Va., between right-wing extremists and counter-protesters over plans to…
08.19 / 15:43
wnpr.org
Spanish authorities say they have dismantled a mostly Moroccan-born terror cell believed responsible for vehicle attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils that killed 14 people and hurt more than 100 others. But a manhunt continues for the alleged driver of a van used in the main attack on pedestrians on Thursday. Two other suspects are believed still at large. "The cell has been completely dismantled in Barcelona," Spain's Interior Minister Juan Ignacio Zoido said at a news conference on…
08.19 / 15:43
wnpr.org
  Darien’s ninth annual Feed My Starving Children event will return in the fall. The... The post Feed My Starving Children event returns to Darien this fall — sign up starts this week appeared first on Darien Tim…
08.19 / 15:20
darientimes.com
Darien’s  Kimber Marchesi  was recently named Miss Amazing Connecticut in her age group and went... The post Darien’s Kimber Marchesi named Miss Amazing Connecticut appeared first on Darien Times…
08.19 / 15:20
darientimes.com
Police have rescued one fisherman and are searching for two others in Fairfield Saturday…
08.19 / 15:08
wtnh.com
FAIRFIELD — The Coast Guard said that they were notified around 7:45 a.m. that there were 6 people fishing near Penfield Reef in Fairfield, and were swept out to sea. A Fairfield Police marine unit was able to rescue 4 of the fishermen, but two others couldn’t be located. A Coast guard rescue crew was dispatched from New Haven to search for the two men, who are being described as hispanic and in their mid-20’s. Also assisting Fairfield Police and…
08.19 / 15:08
foxct.com
A message in a bottle washed ashore this week in Gaza. "Hello! Thank you for picking up this bottle!" began the letter in neat black handwriting. "We are currently on holiday in Rhodes and would love to know how far this bottle got – even if it's just the next beach!" The bottle floated much farther than the next beach. It traveled nearly 500 miles across the Mediterranean Sea, from the Greek island of Rhodes, past Turkey and Cyprus to the Palestinian seaside enclave of Gaza — and into the …
08.19 / 14:44
wnpr.org
To the Editor:This is in response to the article, "Middletown Mayor Drew: 'Trump is white supremacist' at Charlottesville support rally," published Aug. 15 - specifically this statement: "The white nationalist group that organized the initial event in Charlottesville said it was protesting the city's intention to remove a statue of Confederate…
08.19 / 14:26
middletownpress.com
MIDDLETOWN >> The summer is moving right along in Middlesex County and the chamber calendar continues to be packed with events and activities. Last week featured a very successful KeyBank Workshop Series session on Sexual Harassment Prevention Training and important meetings of our Cromwell Division, Tourism Steering Committee and Board of…
08.19 / 14:26
middletownpress.com
Abilis recently completed its Circle of Caring endowment campaign raising $1.5 million for the Abilis Community…
08.19 / 14:20
greenwichfreepress.com
Categories: Avon, Canton, MainStoryTags: newsIf no state budget has been approved by the General Assembly, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy would reduce grants to school districts by 28 percent in October and would dramatically shift funding away from wealthy and middle-income communities and into poorer ones, the Connecticut Mirror is reporting. Absent a new two-year state budget, the governor’s plan […](Read m…
08.19 / 14:14
collinsvillepress.com
Fairfield University’s Department of Public Safety, in collaboration with the Town of Trumbull Emergency Medical... The post EMT training offered in Fairfield appeared first on The Weston F…
08.19 / 14:08
thewestonforum.com
Music at the Barn, the Weston Historical Society’s outdoor summer entertainment series featuring popular musicians,... The post Chris Coogan performs in final Music at the Barn concert appeared first on The Weston F…
08.19 / 14:08
thewestonforum.com
A team of serial investors have spun a new venture out of tumor-fighting technology developed at Yale University. Venture capitalists Per Hellsund, Kevin Rakin and Kevin Didden — who have led half a dozen businesses that sold for more than a combined $1 billion — launched Cybrexa this year aft…
08.19 / 14:08
courant.com
A reclusive tribal leader who laid the groundwork for the Foxwoods Resort Casino is making a rare appearance this weekend to receive an…
08.19 / 14:08
connecticut.cbslocal.com
WASHINGTON D.C. — Greenwich native and former Navy Seal, Carl Higbie is getting pulled up to the President’s administration. Higbie says he will take on the role as Chief of External Affairs for the Corporation for National & Community Service. The position is described by Higbie as the community service action arm of the federal government. Higbie sat down with Fox 61’s Jenn Bernstein for a one-on-one interview which will air Saturday night on FOX61 news at 10. He said [&#…
08.19 / 14:08
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