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  1. Don't Be Blue: The Berries Are Ripe For The Pickin' In Shelton

    Don't Be Blue: The Berries Are Ripe For The Pickin' In Shelton

    SHELTON, Conn. — Rise and shine, blueberry fans! There’s a bumper crop of the little blue beauties at Jones Family Farms just waiting for you to pick them this weekend. Pick-your-own fans were out in force Friday, walking away with pounds of the tiny fruits that were practically jumping off the bushes.The farm advises visitors to call Farmer Jones Crop Line — 203-929-8425 — before ...

  2. Save The Sound Expects Smooth Sailing For New L.I. Soundkeeper

    Save The Sound Expects Smooth Sailing For New L.I. Soundkeeper

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Long Island Sound has a new keeper — Wilton native William Lucey.On Tuesday, Save the Sound announced Lucey’s appointment to replace longtime Soundkeeper Terry Backer, who died in late 2015.Lucey, a fish and wildlife biologist, former commercial fisherman and environmental advocate, said he’s pleased to come back home to Connecticut.“The woods and the waters where you ...

  3. Votes For Vets: The WorkPlace Seeks Nominations For Awards Ceremony

    Votes For Vets: The WorkPlace Seeks Nominations For Awards Ceremony

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The WorkPlace is looking for a few good men — and women.The Bridgeport-based workforce development organization is seeking nominations for its Service to Country and Community awards, which will be presented at its 5th annual Veterans Day awards ceremony.The award goes to a veteran who has honorably served the nation and continues to add to the quality of life of his ...

  4. Westport Police: Man Left Heroin On 2-Year-Old Boy's Bed

    Westport Police: Man Left Heroin On 2-Year-Old Boy's Bed

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A Westport man was arrested July 20 for leaving five grams of heroin within reach of a two-year-old boy, police said.Danny Frazier, 38, of Post Road East, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and risk of injury to a child. He was held on $10,000 bond after he was arrested while in court on another matter, police said.In December 2016, officers were ...

  5. American Ninja Warriors Do Battle With Childhood Hunger At B.Good Fairfield

    American Ninja Warriors Do Battle With Childhood Hunger At B.Good Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn.. — Don’t let any obstacles get in your way Aug. 1 when three legends of NBC’s “American Ninja Warrior” swoop into Fairfield to greet their fans and pick a fight with childhood hunger.Fairfield’s b.good restaurant will play host to James “The Beast” McGrath and Team Ninja Warrior 2017 champs Allyssa Beird and Joe “The Weatherman” Moravski as they bring awareness to ...

  6. Harmonious L.A. Band To Take The Stage At Fairfield Theatre Company

    Harmonious L.A. Band To Take The Stage At Fairfield Theatre Company

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Fairfield Theatre Company will play host to the second installment of the Brody Wilkinson Emerging Artist Series Thursday with a visit from harmony-driven The Wild Reeds.The L.A.-based band is tough to pigeonhole with its forays into folk, country and rock — and that eclectic spirit will likely be on display in their performance at FTC’s intimate StageOne.“I think the ...

  7. Fairfield Little League Softball Snags State Championship

    Fairfield Little League Softball Snags State Championship

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Fairfield rode two late rallies Tuesday at Torrington's Colangelo Field, overcoming Granby/East Granby 10-8 to win the Little League Connecticut 10-Year-Old Softball State Championship.Trailing 5-1 in the fifth, Fairfield scored six runs to take a short-lived lead, as Granby answered with three runs in the bottom of the inning.Fairfield scored three runs in the top of ...

  8. Shelton Police: Man Grabbed Children By Necks, Charged With Strangulation

    Shelton Police: Man Grabbed Children By Necks, Charged With Strangulation

    SHELTON, Conn. — A Shelton man faces strangulation charges after two children said he grabbed them by their necks last week, police said.Robert Hoha Jr., 39, was arrested July 21 and charged with two counts of risk of injury to a minor, two counts of strangulation, two counts of disorderly conduct and one count of third-degree assault, police said.He was held on $100,000 bond and was ...

  9. Kung Fu Zombies? The Wasp Woman? Bridgeport's The Archive's Got 'Em

    Kung Fu Zombies? The Wasp Woman? Bridgeport's The Archive's Got 'Em

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Sure, you’ve lined up to see “Wonder Woman,” “War for the Planet of the Apes” and all the other big-name blockbusters this summer.But chances are you’ve never even heard of some of the flicks James Neurath is peddling from The Archive, an unassuming downtown storefront that opened for business last month.“There’s ‘Raw Force,’” he said picking up one of hundreds of ...

  10. Bridgeport Fire Rescues Six As Boat Sinks Fast Near Fairfield Lighthouse

    Bridgeport Fire Rescues Six As Boat Sinks Fast Near Fairfield Lighthouse

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Six people were rescued from a three-tier boat that was sinking fast near Penfield Lighthouse Sunday afternoon, police said.Police, fire and Coast Guard personnel rushed to the scene, where Mary Kirby, a 36-foot Marine Trader, was taking on water, prompting the captain to put out a mayday call.Bridgeport Fire Department was training in the area and one of their boats ...

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