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  1. Shelton Police Arrest Ansonia Man In Machete Attack On Teens

    Shelton Police Arrest Ansonia Man In Machete Attack On Teens

    SHELTON, Conn. -- A 26-year-old Ansonia man was arrested Wednesday on charges of attacking and robbing two teens with a machete in Shelton, police said.The robbery occurred in the area of the Riverwalk at about 8 p.m. Oct. 3, according to police.The incident began when a man approached a 16-year-old and a 19-year-old and asked whether they hung around with a certain person, police ...

  2. Easton Police Warn Of Heavy Traffic On Road To Silverman's Farm

    Easton Police Warn Of Heavy Traffic On Road To Silverman's Farm

    EASTON, Conn. -- Easton police officers are requesting the public’s cooperation in efforts to direct the flow of traffic along a busy stretch of Sport Hill Road. Police are reminding residents that traffic is expected to be heavy over the next few weekends along the roadway in the area of Silverman's Farm, a popular fall destination. Easton officers ask motorists to be patient as police ...

  3. Bethel Rep. Harding Honored With MADD Public Policy Award

    Bethel Rep. Harding Honored With MADD Public Policy Award

    DANBURY, Conn. -- State Rep. Stephen Harding, R-107, has been named the recipient of a Public Policy Award from the Connecticut chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving.The award is presented to individuals credited with promoting safe and sober driving through effective legislation.Harding is being honored for his efforts to pass Public Act 16-182, which institutes a diversionary ...

  4. Newtown Rep. Sredzinski Achieves Perfect Voting Record

    Newtown Rep. Sredzinski Achieves Perfect Voting Record

    MONROE, Conn. -- State Rep. J.P. Sredzinski (R-112) has achieved a 100 percent voting record for all 313 votes cast on the floor of the state House of Representatives during the 2016 session, according to data released by the House Clerk’s Office this week. Less than a third of Sredzinski’s colleagues earned perfect voting marks this year.For Sredzinski, who represents Monroe and ...

  5. Supporters: Connecticut Could Add 115,000 Jobs Under Clinton Presidency

    Supporters: Connecticut Could Add 115,000 Jobs Under Clinton Presidency

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Connecticut could add more than 115,000 jobs under a Hillary Clinton presidency, while losing 38,000 jobs under a Donald Trump presidency, according to an analysis recently released by supporters of the Democratic presidential nominee. The findings of the study are based on two recent reports by Moody’s economist Mark Zandi, a former adviser to U.S. Sen. John ...

  6. Rep. Esty Meeting With Constituents In Danbury

    Rep. Esty Meeting With Constituents In Danbury

    DANBURY, Conn. -- U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-5th District) will host her eighth “Congress on Your Corner” event of the year from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Danbury Public Library. The event will provide area residents the opportunity to meet with Esty one on one, and to share their thoughts regarding issues before Congress and in their community. Members of Esty’s staff also will ...

  7. Bridgeport Man In Car Hit, Killed By Flying Brick Thrown From Crowd

    Bridgeport Man In Car Hit, Killed By Flying Brick Thrown From Crowd

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- A 41-year-old Bridgeport man was killed when he was hit by a brick thrown by a group of people who were throwing rocks and bricks at a passing car on Jane Street in Bridgeport on Saturday night, according to the Connecticut Post.One of the bricks struck the head of Edy Morales, a passenger in a vehicle, the Connecticut Post reported.Morales, one of three men in the ...

  8. Chemical Treatment To Attack Nuisance Plants In Lake Zoar

    Chemical Treatment To Attack Nuisance Plants In Lake Zoar

    MONROE, Conn. -- In an effort to control the aquatic nuisance plants Eurasian watermilfoil and curlyleaf pondweed, selected areas of Lake Zoar are tentatively scheduled to be chemically treated with Reward Diquat herbicide and copper sulfate algaecide on Wednesday.Prior to treatment, the lake shoreline in the treatment areas and at public access sites will have printed signs posted in ...

  9. Blumenthal Launches Effort To Combat Food Waste While Feeding The Hungry

    Blumenthal Launches Effort To Combat Food Waste While Feeding The Hungry

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- In response to the staggering amount of food wasted in the United States every year, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., has joined his colleagues in introducing comprehensive legislation to reduce food waste in stores and restaurants, at schools and institutions, on farms and in American homes.The Food Recovery Act will address food waste across the food ...

  10. Connecticut State Police Stepping Up Patrols During Fourth Of July Weekend

    Connecticut State Police Stepping Up Patrols During Fourth Of July Weekend

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- With thousands of drivers planning to travel during the long holiday weekend, Connecticut state troopers are also preparing to patrol in increased numbers to keep roads and highways safe. State police will participate in Operation C.A.R.E. – the Combined Accident Reduction Effort – starting at midnight on Sunday, July 3, and running through midnight on ...

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