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  1. Helicopter Hovering Overhead? Eversource Checking Wires In Bethel, Newtown

    Helicopter Hovering Overhead? Eversource Checking Wires In Bethel, Newtown

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- If you hear the sound of a whirlybird flying overhead in your Fairfield County town, it's probably not a bird but a helicopter.Eversource will begin their aerial inspections Thursday of vegetation growing near its high-voltage electric lines in Connecticut. Weather permitting, they will continue through next week, ending on March 31. Flights will take place ...

  2. Newtown Family Hopes To Follow Yellow Brick Road, Win Trip From 'Today'

    Newtown Family Hopes To Follow Yellow Brick Road, Win Trip From 'Today'

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — A Newtown family dressed up as the characters in "The Wizard of Oz" and sent a photo to the "Today" show in an attempt to win a fairy tale trip to Scotland.The pitch placed them as one of the four finalists in the contest. The trip's highlight will be a stay in the fairy tale Dun's Castle."Our spry 92-year-old great-grandma lives in the UK. She ...

  3. Gilbert And Sullivan's 'The Gondoliers' Cruising Into WestConn

    Gilbert And Sullivan's 'The Gondoliers' Cruising Into WestConn

    DANBURY, Conn. -- Gilbert and Sullivan opera "The Gondoliers" will be presented at the Visual & Performing Arts Center on the Western Connecticut State University Westside campus March 24 to March 26.“WCSU Opera is thrilled to present this wonderful comic operetta filled with great tunes reminiscent of the classic Italian operas," said Professor of Music Margaret ...

  4. Danbury High Coach Rallies Community To Help Family After House Fire

    Danbury High Coach Rallies Community To Help Family After House Fire

    DANBURY, Conn. — A basketball coach at Danbury High School is rallying the community help one his players, whose family lost their possession in a house fire March 12.Coach Casey Bock described Cameron Snow, a junior, as someone who works hard, is dedicated and is talented."I am able to witness Cameron become a young adult that is a role model for younger kids. He is one of my 5- ...

  5. World Record Still Sinking In For St. Luke's Rower From Ridgefield

    World Record Still Sinking In For St. Luke's Rower From Ridgefield

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- St. Luke's rower Nate Phelps said the fact that he recently broke a world record is still sinking in.Phelps, a Ridgefield native, broke the U-17 10,000 meter indoor rowing world record at the Maritime Rowing Club on Saturday, March 4. Phelps beat the previous record, held by Trey Holterman of Hillsborough, Calif., by 5.8 seconds setting a new time of 34:10.7. “It’s ...

  6. Brookfield Producer Reels-Out Documentary At Tribeca Film Festival

    Brookfield Producer Reels-Out Documentary At Tribeca Film Festival

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — The 16th Annual Tribeca Film Festival next month will include the work of two filmmakers from Fairfield County.The films were recently announced as official selections in the festival and will have their world premieres at Tribeca.Stamford native Rick Rosenthal is the producer of "A Thousand Junkies," directed and written by Tommy Swerdlow. The ...

  7. Take A Trot Through The Zoo As Beardsley Hosts First-Ever 5K

    Take A Trot Through The Zoo As Beardsley Hosts First-Ever 5K

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- The first-ever 5K with a course through the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport will be held Sunday, April 2.Kids will have free admission to the zoo that day as well.All age and ability runners and walkers are welcome to register now for the fundraiser. There will be a kids fun and snacks will be provided. The course ends at the zoo's carousel.The 5K begins at 9 a.m. at ...

  8. Get A Glimpse Of Purgatory In Dark Comedy Play 'Judas' In Trumbull

    Get A Glimpse Of Purgatory In Dark Comedy Play 'Judas' In Trumbull

    TRUMBULL, Conn. — Step into Purgatory in "The Last Days of Judas Iscariot" opening this weekend and running to March 26 at the Blackbox Theater (former Vagabond) in Trumbull.It's a thought-provoking, dark comedy that takes a critical look at the nature of forgiveness.The action is set in Purgatory, which has evolved over the centuries to function as a Courtroom over which ...

  9. Is Little Pub In Cos Cob, Fairfield, Ridgefield, Wilton DVlicious Best?

    Is Little Pub In Cos Cob, Fairfield, Ridgefield, Wilton DVlicious Best?

    COS COB, Conn. -- Any way you flip it, the burger is one of America’s favorite foods. We asked for your top picks in the county; five finalists are in the running with each being profiled this week.Who will win? It’s up to you, so let your fingers do the clicking. Voting ends 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 28. You can vote multiple times, albeit once per day.Little Pub, Fairfield, Wilton, ...

  10. History Students To Descend On SHU Campus For Mammoth Contest

    History Students To Descend On SHU Campus For Mammoth Contest

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- A mammoth history contest with more than 300 hopefuls is taking over the Sacred Heart University campus in Fairfield on Saturday.Students from middle schools and high schools across Fairfield County will vie for prizes in the Fairfield Regional History Day Contest.The public is invited to attend the event and review exhibits, performances, papers, documentaries, ...

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