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  1. Got Any Pranks Planned For April Fool's Day, Newtown?

    Got Any Pranks Planned For April Fool's Day, Newtown?

    April Fool's Day has been celebrated around the world for centuries, marked by individual pranks, business hoaxes and other types of hijinks, depending on what part of the globe you inhabit.In Italy, France, Belgium, and the Netherlands, a traditional prank is trying to stick a paper fish without getting caught.Wikipedia recounts that "in Ireland it was traditional to entrust the ...

  2. First Responders Extricate Driver In Bethel Rollover

    First Responders Extricate Driver In Bethel Rollover

    BETHEL, Conn. -- The volunteer fire departments of Bethel and Stony Hill responded to a single-car accident on Sunday night, and they found the driver trapped inside.The car rolled over on a sharp curve on Bethel's Taylor Avenue, a Stony Hill Volunteer Fire Company Facebook page noted. "The single occupant was removed through the rear hatch in short order," the post noted, and ...

  3. Get 'Corny' On National Popcorn Day, Newtown

    Get 'Corny' On National Popcorn Day, Newtown

    National Popcorn Day is this Thursday, Jan. 19, and here's a "corny" survey that proves Americans may be divided when it comes to politics, but there's something most citizens agree on -- love of popcorn.The "pop" culture researchers at National Today -- self-described as America's favorite online destination to celebrate quirky and fun holidays -- conducted a ...

  4. 103 Million – Including A Man In Red – Will Travel This Christmas

    103 Million – Including A Man In Red – Will Travel This Christmas

    Less than a month after a busy Thanksgiving travel period, Americans are again on the move. And like Thanksgiving, travel over the upcoming Christmas and New Year's holiday is likely to show an increase compared to last year, says AAA Northeast.In fact, more than 103 million Americans -- the most on record and a 1.7 percent increase from last year -- are expected to travel over the ...

  5. Study: Connecticut Gets Dubious Distinction Of Most Identity Theft

    Study: Connecticut Gets Dubious Distinction Of Most Identity Theft

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — December is National Identity Theft Prevention and Awareness Month, and Connecticut residents should consider really taking the theme to heart. On Wednesday, the free credit-monitoring website WalletHub released its "2016's States Most Vulnerable to Identity Theft & Fraud" -- and Connecticut has more identity-theft complaints per person than any ...

  6. State Police Release Details Of Fatal New Fairfield Motorcycle Crash

    State Police Release Details Of Fatal New Fairfield Motorcycle Crash

    NEW FAIRFIELD, Conn. — The Connecticut State Police have released details about Thursday's New Fairfield motorcycle-car accident that killed the motorcycle operator.The motorcyclist's name was not released by the state police.The State Police identified the driver of the car as 21-year-old New Fairfield resident Alyssa Rabuse. The person killed was driving a Connecticut-licensed ...

  7. Danbury's FuelCell Energy Cuts Nearly 100 Jobs

    Danbury's FuelCell Energy Cuts Nearly 100 Jobs

    DANBURY, Conn. -- FuelCell Energy, headquartered in Danbury, announced Thursday that it is eliminating 96 jobs -- or approximately 17 percent of its global workforce -- as part of a business restructuring plan.FuelCell describes itself as "a global leader in the design, manufacture, operation and service of ultra‐clean, efficient and reliable fuel cell power plants."The ...

  8. Sen. Boucher Blasts Train & Bus Fare Increases As Unfair To Commuters

    Sen. Boucher Blasts Train & Bus Fare Increases As Unfair To Commuters

    WILTON, Conn. -- Sen. Toni Boucher, the ranking senator on the state Legislature's Transportation Committee, called this week's fare hike on bus and rail transportation an added disincentive for commuters to move to Connecticut and an unfair burden for all riders."Living in Connecticut is already expensive enough," Boucher said."These constant increases in the cost of ...

  9. Welcome Relaxation In Downtown Shelton Approaches First Anniversary

    Welcome Relaxation In Downtown Shelton Approaches First Anniversary

    SHELTON, Conn. -- Last January, Tish Solis opened Welcome Relaxation in Shelton's Conti Building, and, with her mission of providing a calm, personalized experience, the business continues to grow.Solis is a licensed massage therapist, certified aesthetician and reiki master. She worked for the now-shuttered Simply Body, in Shelton, for seven years. "I decided to branch off on my ...

  10. Sacred Heart University's Theater Program Seeks Teen Playwrights

    Sacred Heart University's Theater Program Seeks Teen Playwrights

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Fairfield's Sacred Heart University is searching for high school playwrights to follow in the steps of Edward Albee, Neil Simon, Stephen Sondheim, Beth Henley, Lin-Manuel Miranda or Sarah Ruhl, among others -- by offering both a playwright competition and internships.The university's theater arts program is hosting its inaugural National Playwriting Competition for ...

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