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  1. Connecticut Ranks Among Strictest States For Drunken Driving

    Connecticut Ranks Among Strictest States For Drunken Driving

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – New statistics measuring the strictness of each state on drunken driving-related criminal offenses lists Connecticut as the seventh strictest state in the country, according to the consumer finance website WalletHub.Though alcohol-impaired driving still accounted for 31 percent of motor vehicle deaths in 2014, experts say the general trends have such deaths on ...

  2. Stamford City Representative Steps Down For New Position

    Stamford City Representative Steps Down For New Position

    STAMFORD, Conn. – A Democratic member of Stamford's Board of Representatives from the 12th District is resigning from his position to accept a new job, according to the Stamford Advocate.Brien Buckman said in a July 28 letter that he looked forward to seeing Stamford’s growth in the coming years, according to the Stamford Advocate.Buckman further recommended that the board appoint ...

  3. Mosquitoes In Stratford Test Positive For West Nile Virus

    Mosquitoes In Stratford Test Positive For West Nile Virus

    STRATFORD, Conn. – Mosquitoes trapped earlier this month at Beacon Point in Stratford have tested positive for the West Nile virus, according to the Stratford Star website.The Stratford Health Department warned Tuesday that town residents should “double-down on taking precautions” against mosquito bites by wearing long sleeves and pants and using insect repellent, according to the ...

  4. Driver Faces Charges After Stamford Woman Is Injured In Hit-And-Run

    Driver Faces Charges After Stamford Woman Is Injured In Hit-And-Run

    NORWALK, Conn. – A Bridgeport man was arrested Monday in connection with an alleged hit-and-run car crash in Norwalk in which a 22-year-old Stamford woman was seriously injured, according to The Hour.Luciano Vazquez, 27, of Huntington Turnpike, Bridgeport, is accused of being the driver of a gray GMC sport utility vehicle that struck the Stamford woman near the intersection of Belden ...

  5. Stamford Student Earns Presidential Award For Fertilizer Project

    Stamford Student Earns Presidential Award For Fertilizer Project

    GREENWICH, Conn. – A pair of recent Sacred Heart Greenwich graduates will be honored this week in Washington, D.C., where they will be presented with the President’s Environmental Youth Award.Madison Miles of North Salem, N.Y., and Katherine Siciliano of Stamford, Conn., are to be honored for their contributions to protecting people and the environment from potentially harmful ...

  6. Eversource Offers Top Tips To Keep Cool And Save Energy During Heat Wave

    Eversource Offers Top Tips To Keep Cool And Save Energy During Heat Wave

    Oppressive temperatures are expected to strike the region this weekend, causing a greater strain on the electrical system.“Typically the demand for electricity grows by 75 percent during peak summer months,” said Steve Gilkey, vice president of electric field operations for Eversource in Connecticut. “We prepare well in advance of the summer months to ensure the system is able to handle ...

  7. Stamford Man Pleads Guilty To Capturing, Killing Federally Protected Hawks

    Stamford Man Pleads Guilty To Capturing, Killing Federally Protected Hawks

    STAMFORD, Conn. – A Stamford man is facing 18 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to killing several protected hawks he viewed as threats to his racing pigeons.Adam Boguski, 43, pleaded guilty Monday to one count of conspiracy to take, capture and kill red-tailed hawks and Cooper’s hawks, and two counts of taking, capturing and killing Cooper’s hawks, according to a joint statement ...

  8. Did You Know Exercise Helps Us Learn?

    Did You Know Exercise Helps Us Learn?

    Scientists have found exercise increases biochemicals in the body and brain that allow for more effective learning, but have not yet figured out the optimal time to exercise after learning has taken place, according to The New York Times.Researchers in the Netherlands and Scotland recently published a study in which they observed 72 healthy men and women, asking each to undergo 40 ...

  9. Gas Main Project To Disrupt Traffic in Stamford Through October

    Gas Main Project To Disrupt Traffic in Stamford Through October

    STAMFORD, Conn. – An Eversource Energy gas line project aimed at “making infrastructure improvements to benefit downtown Stamford” is set to cause traffic and other disruptions in the city’s downtown area for at least the next three months, according to a statement from the utility.The project, which also aims to increase gas supplies and strengthen the reliability of the Eversource gas ...

  10. Buses To Run Instead Of Trains On Metro-North's New Canaan Branch

    Buses To Run Instead Of Trains On Metro-North's New Canaan Branch

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. – Buses will run in place of trains starting Friday and all weekend on the New Canaan Branch, Metro-North announced.The service change is scheduled for Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Aug. 21, the Department of Transportation said.Substitute bus service will be provided between the stations in New Canaan and Stamford for certain trains.The tracks are shut down ...

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