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  1. Businesses brace for Walk Bridge disruptionRead the original story w/Photo

    54 min ago | Connecticut Post

    During a public informational meeting at City Hall on Wednesday April 12, 2017 in Norwalk Conn, John Hanifin, Project Manager with DOT talks about the vertical lift bridge as a replacement for the walk bridge with Konstantinos Kousidis. His business is directly impacted by the project, his shop Thinq Mac in SoNo is next to the Metro North tracks and the walk bridge.

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  2. New Yorkers charged after using counterfeit billsRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Connecticut Post

    Jamel D. Greene, 22, of Bronx, was charged with two counts of first-degree forgery, sixth-degree larcenty, interfering with an officer, conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit first-degree forgery, police said. Police also charged Patmore Proctor, 26, of Harlem, with two counts of first-degree forgery, conspiracy to commit first-degree forgery and conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny.

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  3. Police: Oregon man scammed Hurricane Sandy victimsRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Connecticut Post

    An Oregon man who took advantage of local Hurricane Sandy victims with a generator installation scheme was tracked down by Westport police after five years on the lam, police said. Police said 56-year-old John Mech, of Seaside, Oregon, came to Fairfield County in the wake of Hurricane Sandy back in 2012 and offered to sell and install generators at various residences throughout the area.

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  4. Westport residents reminded of hazardous waste disposalRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Connecticut Post

    The Westport/Weston Health District, located at 180 Bayberry Lane, will accept items from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The program is intended to provide a safe management option for residents to dispose of hazardous household items.

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  5. Penna retires from Westport police force after 26 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Connecticut Post

    Westport Police Department's Deputy Chief Vincent Penna announced that he will retire on Oct. 1. Penna has served the department in numerous different positions since 1991. Westport Police Department's Deputy Chief Vincent Penna announced that he will retire on Oct. 1. Penna has served the department in numerous different positions since 1991.

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  6. Accidents causing big delays on I-95Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Connecticut Post

    Southbound I-95 traffic is jammed in West Haven following a tractor-trailer rollover on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017.

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  7. Le Madri joins busy Bethel restaurant sceneRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 21 | Connecticut Post

    Le Madri owner Vinicio Llanos stands behind the bar at his new restaurant in Bethel, Conn., on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017.

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  8. On the Market / French country charm in WestportRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 19 | Connecticut Post

    Renowned sculptor James Earle Fraser once owned the property at 299 North Avenue on which this European-inspired white stucco and timber house sits. Renowned sculptor James Earle Fraser once owned the property at 299 North Avenue on which this European-inspired white stucco and timber house sits.

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  9. Paul Newman's Rolex expected to bring millions for charityRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 19 | Connecticut Post

    The original Rolex Paul Newman Daytona will be auctioned off by Phillip's on October 26, 2017. Newman's wife, actress Joanne Woodward, gave Newman this watch as a gift and reminder to drive safely while he raced.

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  10. Transitions: Seasonal Halloween storesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 18 | Connecticut Post

    The Sports Authority closed in the spring of 2016 after declaring bankruptcy, with a permanent tenant having yet to emerge as of mid-September 2017. less 4543 Main St., Bridgeport - For a second straight year, Spirit Halloween has taken over the former Sports Authority store at 4543 Main St. in Bridgeport, Conn., one of several seasonal stores to pop up ... more 1460 Post Road East, Westport - The Halloween City affiliate of Party City has taken over the former Pier 1 Imports store at 1460 Post Road East, opening on Saturday and one of several Halloween stores to pop up throughout southwestern Connecticut for the 2017 season including Spirit Halloween stores in Stamford, Bridgeport, Danbury and Newtown.

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  11. Cash Cab' comic Ben Bailey comes to the Treehouse inRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 17 | Connecticut Post

    Ben Bailey, seen here, headlines two shows at The Treehouse Comedy Club in Westport on Saturday, Sept. 23. Artie Rob and Tom Stewart are his special guests.

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  12. Officials: Fire damages Westport home, cat safeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 17 | Connecticut Post

    Firefighters from multiple towns joined together to battle a blaze at a Saugatuck Avenue residence Saturday afternoon. They also helped track down a missing cat, who was the only one at home at the time of the fire.Photos courtesy of the Westport Fire Department.

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  13. Norwalk agency takes deep dive on careers for those with...Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 16 | Connecticut Post

    Star inc., Lighting the Way Employment Manager Shelby Grich, right, assists client Nick Everts in the Star kitchen Thursday, September 7, 2017, at Star Inc., Lighting the Way in Norwalk, Conn. Star inc., Lighting the Way is the lone southwestern Connecticut entity participating in a new intensified program to help people with disabilities map out careers and land entry jobs.

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  14. Police: Woman tried to purchase $4K bracelet with fake IDRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 16 | Connecticut Post

    A Waterbury woman tried to use a fake ID to purchase a diamond bracelet valued at just under $4,000, police said. Police were dispatched to local jewelry retailer, Lux, Bond and Green, on a report that a woman was trying to open a line of credit using suspected fake identification.

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  15. Everything you always wanted to know about - Godzilla'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 15 | Connecticut Post

    Japanese actor Haruo Nakajima speaks behind a gold statue of Godzilla at a Godzilla exhibition in Tokyo in 2014. Nakajima, the actor who wore the Godzilla costume in the original 1954 movie and several others, died Aug. 8. less Japanese actor Haruo Nakajima speaks behind a gold statue of Godzilla at a Godzilla exhibition in Tokyo in 2014. 1 comment

  16. Police: Westport resident charged for drug possession, saleRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 15 | Connecticut Post

    Josiah "JoJo" Alicea, 18, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, sale of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and risk of injury to a child. In August, police received two anonymous tips that narcotics were being sold out of a residence on Saugatuck Avenue by a man known as "JoJo."

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  17. Under eviction threat, Norwalk pool seeking investorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 15 | Connecticut Post

    The Swim Seventy Aquacenter 6 lane, 50 meter lap pool on January 6, 2015, in Norwalk, Conn. The center also has a 30 -60 warm water lesson and fitness pool, an endless pool for stroke analysis and therapy, a dedicated triathlon training center and yoga studio.

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  18. Short-lived escape ends in motorcycle crash for Westport manRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 15 | Connecticut Post

    A Westport man's attempt to escape police came to an abrupt end after he lost control of his motorcycle as he went off-roading, police said. According to police reports, Officer Sam Sabin was conducting traffic detail at the Merritt Parkway overpass on Easton Road around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday when an operator revving his motorcycle engine caught his eye.

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  19. Police: Naugatuck man swiped keys, stole cash from carRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 15 | Connecticut Post

    A Naugatuck man used car keys stolen from a locker room at the Westport-Weston YMCA to steal money from a parked car, police said. A YMCA patron contacted Westport police on June 6 to report that he had left his car keys on a locker room bench and when he returned, the keys were missing.

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  20. Trumbull man charged in hit-and-run incidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 14 | Connecticut Post

    A motorist called Westport police around 6 a.m. on Sept. 6 about an accident on Wilton Road in which she claimed she was struck from behind by a black truck that then fled the scene without exchanging information.

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