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  1. Metro-North Commuters Petition To Get 'Beloved' Bar Carts Back

    Metro-North Commuters Petition To Get 'Beloved' Bar Carts Back

    Metro-North’s move to take their Grand Central Terminal bar carts temporarily out of commission while authorities probe reports of missing money apparently left a lot of commuters feeling high and dry.An online petition is being circulated, asking the MTA, the commuter rail service and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to bring them back.According to a report by lohud.com, 18 commissary carts, ...

  2. Calendar Celebrates Artists With Disabilities At Trumbull's Kennedy Center

    Calendar Celebrates Artists With Disabilities At Trumbull's Kennedy Center

    TRUMBULL, Conn. -- A new calendar put together by a Trumbull nonprofit features artwork from a baker’s dozen of artists with disabilities.The 13 works, and paintings from about 50 other participants in the Kennedy Center’s expressive art program, are now on display at the Margaret E. Morton Government Center in Bridgeport.The show, titled “A Unique Perspective,” will stay up until the ...

  3. Lawmakers To Ring Bells For Salvation Army In Danbury

    Lawmakers To Ring Bells For Salvation Army In Danbury

    DANBURY, CONN. – If you find yourself doing some holiday shopping at the Walmart in Danbury tomorrow, you may be wondering why those Salvation Army bell-ringers standing outside look so familiar.That’s because they could be the lawmakers who are fighting for you in Albany.State Assemblyman Stephen Harding, R-107, and state Sen. Michael McLachlan, R-24, will be manning the charitable ...

  4. Youngsters Find Four-Pawed Reading Buddy At Shelton Bookstore

    Youngsters Find Four-Pawed Reading Buddy At Shelton Bookstore

    SHELTON, Conn. -- Any adult who has had to speak in public knows how paralyzingly stressful it can be. But imagine how nerve-racking it is for a little kid, who is just learning to read, and has to do it aloud in front of classmates?Now imagine instead an audience of one, a “listener” who is non-judgmental, patient and who will give you his paw. If he has soft fur, a wet nose and a ...

  5. Voices Of September 11th Aims To Raise Awareness About Health Concerns

    Voices Of September 11th Aims To Raise Awareness About Health Concerns

    NEW CANAAN, CONN. -- A New Canaan organization will be holding a “watch party” to raise awareness about the benefits and medical treatment available to first responders and survivors of the 9/11 attacks.Comedian Jon Stewart will be hosting a Facebook Live event from the 9/11 Museum in New York City at 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 18. It is intended to encourage those who may qualify to apply ...

  6. Icons In New Fairfield Serves Up Food For Families, Fun For Sports Fans

    Icons In New Fairfield Serves Up Food For Families, Fun For Sports Fans

    NEW FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Most folks don’t usually think sports bar when they think family-friendly restaurant, but one New Fairfield eatery says the combo is scoring big points with the community.Icons Sports Bar & Grill, which opened its doors in April, is housed in the former Carriage House Café on Route 39. It is not the only bar in the rural town, but it is the only sports ...

  7. Connecticut Supreme Court To Hear Sandy Hook Appeal

    Connecticut Supreme Court To Hear Sandy Hook Appeal

    NEWTOWN, Conn. -- Parents of victims of the Sandy Hook massacre will be allowed to appeal the dismissal of their case against the maker of the gun used to kill 20 children and six adults, according to the Hartford Courant.A Bridgeport Superior Court judge recently tossed a lawsuit -- brought by a survivor and the families of nine who died in the 2012 Newtown tragedy -- against the ...

  8. Fairfield Children's Book Conference Features Tony Abbott, Rosemary Wells

    Fairfield Children's Book Conference Features Tony Abbott, Rosemary Wells

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Lots of Fairfield grown-ups love books written for little ones and dream of writing or illustrating their own someday, say librarians.But what does it take for unpublished authors -- however spectacular their story ideas are -- to actually write, sell and promote their brainchildren?That’s what the people participating in the Fairfield Public Library’s day-long ...

  9. Ridgefield Man Charged In Bat Attack Had Murder Note In Pocket, Police Say

    Ridgefield Man Charged In Bat Attack Had Murder Note In Pocket, Police Say

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. – A Ridgefield man accused of beating a woman with a baseball bat last week had just been bought home from a mental hospital in Middletown, according to the News-Times and The Ridgefield Press.Griffin Lovallo, 21, was charged with attempted murder in the Thanksgiving Eve attack on the woman, who was not named by police but who a Danbury Superior Court judge identified ...

  10. AFC Urgent Care Growing Danbury Area Franchise With Third Location

    AFC Urgent Care Growing Danbury Area Franchise With Third Location

    DANBURY, Conn. -- Like many crucial services nowadays, the nature of health care in Danbury is rapidly changing, and the old models of delivery – the doctor’s office, the emergency room – just don’t seem to fit everyone’s needs.This is especially true with baby boomers, who need more and more care, and millennials starting their own families, say the folks at AFC Urgent Care.The ...

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