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  1. Easton Police Warn Of Heavy Traffic On Road To Silverman's Farm

    Easton Police Warn Of Heavy Traffic On Road To Silverman's Farm

    EASTON, Conn. -- Easton police officers are requesting the public’s cooperation in efforts to direct the flow of traffic along a busy stretch of Sport Hill Road. Police are reminding residents that traffic is expected to be heavy over the next few weekends along the roadway in the area of Silverman's Farm, a popular fall destination. Easton officers ask motorists to be patient as police ...

  2. Stamford Police Warn Residents Of 'Green Dot' Phone Scams

    Stamford Police Warn Residents Of 'Green Dot' Phone Scams

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- The Stamford Police Department has received multiple reports of phone scams from local residents in recent days. The scammers inform their intended victims that a relative has been in a car accident, has been kidnapped or has been arrested, according to police.The scammers then say that in order to free the relative or to provide medical treatment for the relative, ...

  3. Former Stamford Resident Sentenced To 10 Years In Murder For Hire Scheme

    Former Stamford Resident Sentenced To 10 Years In Murder For Hire Scheme

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- A 30-year-old former resident of Stamford was sentenced Friday by U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant to 120 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for orchestrating a murder for hire scheme, authorities said. The defendant, Larry Talledo-Torrejon, a citizen of Peru last residing in Stamford, was also ordered to pay a $150,000 ...

  4. Celebrate Fall At Darien Nature Center's Annual 'Hoot And Howl'

    Celebrate Fall At Darien Nature Center's Annual 'Hoot And Howl'

    DARIEN, Conn. -- The Darien Nature Center will host its annual Hoot and Howl  community fall event on Sunday, Oct. 30, from 4-6 p.m.The family-friendly gathering will include face painting, animal encounters, magic shows, hay rides, s’mores and stories around a campfire.Admission is $5 per person.Tickets will be sold at the door. For more information, call 203-655-7459, or click ...

  5. New York Man Arrested In Stamford Pleads Guilty To Federal Gun Charge

    New York Man Arrested In Stamford Pleads Guilty To Federal Gun Charge

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- A 43-year-old Port Chester, N.Y., resident arrested in Stamford pleaded guilty Thursday before a U.S. District judge in Hartford to one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, authorities said.According to court documents and statements made in court, Stamford police executed a court-authorized search of a local hotel room where the defendant, ...

  6. Former Executive At Stamford Company Sentenced For Insider Trading

    Former Executive At Stamford Company Sentenced For Insider Trading

    NORWALK, Conn. – A former vice president of a publicly-traded company based in Stamford was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford to eight months of imprisonment followed by one year of supervised release for insider trading, authorities said. According to court documents and statements made in court, Dennis W. Hamilton, 46, of Norwalk, was employed as ...

  7. First County Bank Supports Mentor Program In Stamford Schools With Grant

    First County Bank Supports Mentor Program In Stamford Schools With Grant

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- The Stamford Public Education Foundation has received a $3,500 grant from First County Bank Foundation to support its Stamford Mentoring Program. The program, which was launched in 2010, provides students who need additional academic or social support with the resources and guidance required to be successful during middle school, high school and in college and career ...

  8. New Canaan Dental Hygienist Charged With Nearly $18K In Unemployment Fraud

    New Canaan Dental Hygienist Charged With Nearly $18K In Unemployment Fraud

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- A West Haven woman was arrested Wednesday and charged with illegally collecting almost $18,000 in unemployment compensation benefits when she worked as a dental hygienist in New Canaan, authorities said.Christine A. Zampedri, 49, was taken into custody by inspectors from the Unemployment Compensation Fraud Unit in the Office of the Chief State's Attorney.The arrest ...

  9. Supporters: Connecticut Could Add 115,000 Jobs Under Clinton Presidency

    Supporters: Connecticut Could Add 115,000 Jobs Under Clinton Presidency

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Connecticut could add more than 115,000 jobs under a Hillary Clinton presidency, while losing 38,000 jobs under a Donald Trump presidency, according to an analysis recently released by supporters of the Democratic presidential nominee. The findings of the study are based on two recent reports by Moody’s economist Mark Zandi, a former adviser to U.S. Sen. John ...

  10. Stamford Firefighters Ratify First Contract In Nearly 6 Years For 16% Raise

    Stamford Firefighters Ratify First Contract In Nearly 6 Years For 16% Raise

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- Members of the Stamford Professional Fire Fighters Association (SPFFA) Local 786 have overwhelmingly ratified a new union contract with the City of Stamford. The eight-year accord reached in July with the administration of Mayor David A. Martin was approved by 78 percent of the city’s professional firefighters. The vote, which concluded on Thursday, drew a record ...

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