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  1. Norwalk Historical Society Talk Focuses On First Black Diplomat In U.S.

    Norwalk Historical Society Talk Focuses On First Black Diplomat In U.S.

    NORWALK, Conn. – To celebrate Black History Month, the Norwalk Historical Society is holding a talk on the life of Ebenezer D. Bassett, a pioneering black educator who served as the United States’ first black diplomat after the Civil War.Carolyn Ivanoff, an award-winning local historian and educator, is set to deliver the talk, which she has called “The Life and Times of a Quiet ...

  2. Rippowam Middle School, Stamford YMCA Awarded $1.4 Million In Grants

    Rippowam Middle School, Stamford YMCA Awarded $1.4 Million In Grants

    STAMFORD, Conn. – A middle school and a local YMCA have been awarded more than $1.4 million to help children in high-needs areas succeed academically.The Connecticut State Department of Education recently awarded 21st Century Community Learning grants to the Rippowam Middle School and the Stamford Family YMCA, according to a statement from the Stamford school district.The grants are ...

  3. Police K9 Sniffs Out Packages In Stamford After Reports of 'Dead Dropping'

    Police K9 Sniffs Out Packages In Stamford After Reports of 'Dead Dropping'

    STAMFORD, Conn. — Reports of drug dealers using FedEx to ship narcotics recently drew Norwalk police investigators to a FedEx store in Stamford, police said.The phenomenon of shipping drugs through a parcel delivery service is known as a "dead drop," according to police. The packages are often shipped to a false address, tracked online and then retrieved once they have been ...

  4. Scam Alert: Connecticut's Consumer Protection Chief Warns Of IRS Email Scam

    Scam Alert: Connecticut's Consumer Protection Chief Warns Of IRS Email Scam

    The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) on Tuesday issued a statement warning people about an IRS email scam that has been making the rounds in recent tax seasons.Scammers have been known to call, email or text their victims in order to obtain information they can then use to their own benefit. In some cases, according to the DCP, scammers claim to be from a bank or ...

  5. Suspect In Greenwich Armed Bank Robbery  Arrested In Florida

    Suspect In Greenwich Armed Bank Robbery Arrested In Florida

    GREENWICH, Conn. – A man suspected of robbing the Patriot National Bank in Greenwich at gunpoint last month has been arrested in Florida, according to GreenwichTime.com.The man, whose name was not released, is accused of robbing the bank Jan. 25 and then leading authorities on a chase through Port Chester, N.Y., according to GreenwichTime.com, which said the man was arrested on ...

  6. New Canaan Country School Takes 2nd Place In Varsity Basketball Tourney

    New Canaan Country School Takes 2nd Place In Varsity Basketball Tourney

    GREENWICH, Conn. – New Canaan Country School’s boys’ varsity basketball team took second place recently while competing in an annual tournament in Greenwich, according to a statement from the school.The school on Frogtown Road in New Canaan educates students in pre-school through ninth grade. According to the school's statement, its athletics program starts in the lower grades and ...

  7. Connecticut State Police K-9 Silver Receives Protective Vest From Nonprofit

    Connecticut State Police K-9 Silver Receives Protective Vest From Nonprofit

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A nonprofit organization that provides bullet- and stab-proof vests for police K-9s has come to the assistance of Connecticut State Police K-9 Silver.According to a statement from the law enforcement agency, Vested Interest in K9s Inc. has supplied Silver with a protective vest embroidered with the statement “In Memory of K-9 Ike, Vancouver Police Department.”K-9 ...

  8. Person-To-Person In Darien To Accept Clothing Donations

    Person-To-Person In Darien To Accept Clothing Donations

    DARIEN, Conn. – Just weeks after an influx of donated items overwhelmed volunteers during the holiday season and prevented them from taking any more goods, one local nonprofit is preparing to accept new donations.“We had expected this process to take the better part of three weeks,” said Janet King, the director of volunteers for the local charity People-to-Person, or P2P. “However, P2P ...

  9. Norwalk Community College Offers GRE Prep Course

    Norwalk Community College Offers GRE Prep Course

    NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk Community College's Extended Studies and Workforce Education program is scheduled to offer a seven-session test prep course to prepare students for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).The course, which starts on Jan. 21, is designed for undergraduate students and adults who are seeking to refresh their math and grammar skills in order to excel on the GRE, ...

  10. Chance Of Snow Showers Through New Year's Eve In Stamford

    Chance Of Snow Showers Through New Year's Eve In Stamford

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Isolated snow showers could affect visibility on area roads Friday and may return Saturday during New Year's Eve festivities.Regardless of whether the snow materializes, strong winds are expected to make for chilly temperatures as 2016 comes to a close, according to the National Weather Service.According to forecasters, isolated snow showers could hit the ...

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