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  1. Rare Humpback Sightings In Long Island Sound Trigger Cautionary Warning For BoatersRead the original story

    Wednesday Sep 23 | The Hartford Courant

    A humpback whale breaches the water in Long Island Sound off the coast of Stamford. Experts at local aquariums said it is very rare to have reports of humpbacks in the Sound.


  2. Maid Steals Hundreds Of Thousands Worth Of Jewelry In Westport, Police SayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 23 | The Hartford Courant

    Police believe Martha Lopez, 57, of Norwalk stole more than $300,000 worth of jewelry over at least three years. She was arrested on a warrant Tuesday charging her with first-degree larceny; if she is unable to post her $150,000 bail, she will be arraigned in Superior Court in Norwalk Wednesday.


  3. Data: Minority Motorists Still Pulled Over, Ticketed At Higher Rates Than WhitesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 22 | The Hartford Courant

    Black and Hispanic motorists in Connecticut continue to be pulled over at higher rates than white motorists and are more likely to be ticketed during those interactions with police, a new release of traffic-stop data shows. Blacks and Hispanics are also more likely to have their cars searched, although police find contraband less often than when the cars of white motorists are searched.


  4. Norwalk Lighthouse Sells At AuctionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 16 | The Hartford Courant

    You can only get there by boat, but that didn't stop the bidding for Pecks Ledge Lighthouse from reaching $235,000 in an online auction that ended late Tuesday. The identity of the bidder or plans for the lighthouse, off the coast of Norwalk, may not be known for weeks.


  5. Baby Born On I-95 At Rush HourRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 10 | The Hartford Courant

    The baby was delivered in Norwalk about 8 a.m., when a woman in labor was brought to an accident scene, state police said. "The baby was delivered by an EMS paramedic in the back of the ambulance," Trooper Kelly Grant said.


  6. Saybrook Breakwater Lighthouse Sells At AuctionRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 2, 2015 | The Hartford Courant

    The identity of the high bidder or their plans for the lighthouse may not be known for weeks. Typically, the federal government's General Services Administration, which oversees the sale of lighthouses for the Coast Guard, will release the buyer's name once the sale is completed.


  7. Frontier Posts Quarterly Revenue GainsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 3, 2015 | The Hartford Courant

    Frontier Communications Corp., which bought AT&T's landline-broadband-television business in Connecticut last year, posted a net loss in the second quarter, after acquisition, integration and other costs. Net loss at the Norwalk-based telecommunications company was $28 million, or 3 cents a share, in the quarter ended June 30, compared with net income of $38 million, or 4 cents a share, a year earlier.


  8. Devon Bridge Failure Brings Delays To Metro-North TrainsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 1, 2015 | The Hartford Courant

    Another of the century-old moveable railroad bridges along Connecticut's shoreline has failed, this time forcing delays as Metro-North traffic across the Housatonic River is reduced to just two tracks. The Devon Bridge breakdown will create rush hour delays "until further notice," Metro-North said in a statement Wednesday afternoon.


  9. New York Man Charged In Stamford Armed RobberyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 1, 2015 |

    A man walked into the West Main Grocery Store about 10:00 a.m., announced he was robbing the place, pulled out a black handgun and pointed it at the clerk, police said. The clerk gave the man some money and he left the store.


  10. Florida Governor Meets With Connecticut Business OwnersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2015 | The Hartford Courant

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott invited Connecticut business leaders to decamp from Connecticut and move their operations - and bring their jobs - to Florida at business roundtable discussion Friday. With Florida-sponsored flyers comparing certain Connecticut and Florida tax rates and policies in front of every attendee in Norwalk Inn conference room, Scott made the case for Florida as a more business-friendly environment.


  11. After Chase Lasting More Than 40 Minutes, Police Make ArrestRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2015 |

    A police chase that lasted more then 40 minutes and reached speeds of up to 100 mph has ended with an arrest. A shoreline police chase that lasted more than 40 minutes and reached speeds of up to 100 mph on Tuesday morning has ended with an arrest.


  12. Two Men Charged In Norwalk For Criminal Possession Of FirearmRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2015 | The Hartford Courant

    Police responded to a report of shots fired on Lexington Avenue Sunday and shortly thereafter located two felons in a vehicle with a gun, according to police. Police said they received a report of shots fired on Lexington Avenue at approximately 5:22 p.m. Sunday evening and obtained a description and license plate number of the suspected vehicle involved.


  13. Four Connecticut Schools Get National Blue Ribbon HonorRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 1, 2014 | The Hartford Courant

    Students from Jefferson Science Magnet School in Norwalk, release a flounder back into Long Island Sound during a Marine Life Study Cruise on The Maritime Aquarium's research vessel Oceanic in Norwalk in 2011. BETTINA HANSEN Four Connecticut schools were designated as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2014 based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing the achievement gaps.


  14. Derby Pain Clinic Medical Director Fined $7,500 By Med BoardRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2015 | The Hartford Courant

    The medical director of a pain clinic in Derby was reprimanded and fined $7,500 on Tuesday by the state Medical Examining Board for writing prescriptions for patients based on assessments of their appearance or behavior conducted by unlicensed medical assistants. Dr. Mark Thimineur, medical director of the privately run Comprehensive Pain & Headache Treatment Centers, LLC, housed at Griffin Hospital, signed a consent order on June 1 agreeing to the punishment.


  15. Norwalk Man Extradited To Washington, Again, For Alleged Golf-Insurance ScamRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 5, 2015 | The Hartford Courant

    Kevin Kolenda, 57, was booked Friday after being extradited from Norwalk. He was being held on $200,000 bail awaiting a court hearing on three felony charges.


  16. Developers Tout Norwalk's Growth To Realty ProfessionalsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 27, 2015 | The Hartford Courant

    Norwalk is ready to shed its small-town image and step out from the shadow of Stamford, local developers said Tuesday afternoon at a meeting of the Real Estate Finance Association Fairfield/Westchester Chapter held at Stamford Marriott. "We want to make people aware that Norwalk is no longer the hole in the doughnut," Clay Fowler, principal of Norwalk-based Spinnaker Real Estate Partners, said after the meeting.


  17. Council's Meeting With Malloy May Have Broken Law, FOI Official SaysRead the original story w/Photo

    May 27, 2015 | The Hartford Courant

    When the Council on Disability Services accepted an invitation from Gov. Dannel P. Malloy for a private meeting in his office, the public advisory panel may have violated the state's Freedom of Information law. The May 13 meeting between council members, many of whom have children who are intellectually disabled, was not publicly posted, no agenda was prepared, no minutes were taken, and the public was excluded.


  18. Four Teen Girls Arrested, Fifth Hurt In Norwalk Beach FightRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2015 |

    Four teenage girls have been arrested and a fifth has been taken to the hospital following a fight at a beach near Norwalk. Police were called to Norwalk's Calf Pasture Beach in the afternoon on Memorial Day.


  19. Blumenthal: Decades Of Neglect Make Rail Safety A PriorityRead the original story

    May 26, 2015 | The Hartford Courant

    Emergency personnel work at the scene of the deadly May 13 Amtrak train wreck in Philadelphia. This and other crashes on U.S. rails have prompted many, including Sen. Richard Blumenthal, to seek improved safety standards and upgraded infrastructure for the nation's trains.


  20. Northeast Marinas Scramble To Repair Winter DamageRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2015 | The Hartford Courant

    The deep freeze that gripped the Northeast last winter dealt a severe blow to marinas and yacht clubs: Ice snapped pilings in half, shredded wooden docks and left behind wreckage that many compare to the effects of a hurricane. After a scramble to get ready for the Memorial Day weekend, most marinas are back in business, although many are behind schedule and still in need of costly repairs to operate at full capacity.


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