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Best High Schools: Fairfield County Well-Represented In Brand-New U.S. News Rankings Best High Schools: Fairfield County Well-Represented In Brand-New U.S. News Rankings
Best High Schools: Fairfield County Well-Represented In Brand-New U.S. News Rankings Connecticut is well-represented on U.S. News & World Report's latest rankings of the nation's best high schools. The brand-new rankings were released Tuesday morning, April 23, and determined by performance on state-required tests, graduation, and how well they prepare students for college. The highest-ranked school in the state is Connecticut IB Academy in East Hartford at 117th nationally. Darien is ranked second in Connecticut, first in Fairfield County, and 169th in the country. These schools made the Top 10 in Connecticut: 3. Marine Science Magnet High School of Southe…
CT Gas Prices Jump 20 Cents In Week: Here Are Most Expensive Areas CT Gas Prices Jump 20 Cents In Week: Here Are Most Expensive Areas
CT Gas Prices Jump 20 Cents In Week: Here Are Most Expensive Areas Thanks to a switch to summer blend fuel, the price of a gallon of gas in Connecticut has surged rapidly over a week. A gallon of self-service regular gas in Connecticut is currently averaging $3.70, up 20 cents from the week before, AAA Northeast officials said on Monday, April 22.  The new average is also 28 cents more expensive than prices in March, officials added, attributing the rapid rise to a switchover to summer blend fuel.  Here are the current average prices of a regular gallon of gas in Connecticut's six largest metropolitan regions, according to AAA: Greater Bridgep…
New Principal Named At Elementary School In Greenwich New Principal Named At Elementary School In Greenwich
New Principal Named At Elementary School In Greenwich An elementary school in Fairfield County will soon have a new principal who brings decades of experience to the table.  In an announcement on Friday, April 19, Greenwich Public Schools Superintendent Toni Jones revealed Jason Martin has been appointed as the next principal of Riverside School effective on Monday, July 1.  Martin will replace Christopher Weiss, who announced he would leave the district in January.  According to Jones, Martin is currently the principal of West Gate K-8 School in Port Saint Lucie, Florida, where he has overseen plenty of academic…
'420 Day' Brings Warning From CT Officials About Driving High '420 Day' Brings Warning From CT Officials About Driving High
'420 Day' Brings Warning From CT Officials About Driving High The day of April 20 might not mean much to the average Joe, but for marijuana fans, it's a day to celebrate and, well, get high.  The term 420 refers to 4:20 p.m., or the end of the work or school day, and time to smoke some pot to relax and kick back.  When April 20 -- 4/20 -- rolls around, it's a whole day to celebrate. Although pot is legal in Connecticut, officials with the state Department of Transportation (CTDOT) are joining state and local law enforcement agencies to remind the public about the dangers of driving impaired.  "April 20 is often rec…
Take Action To Save Local News In Connecticut Take Action To Save Local News In Connecticut
Take Action To Save Local News In Connecticut As in the rest of the country, Connecticut-based news companies are facing difficult times as ad revenues (the typical source of income) fall. Local, ethnic and community news organizations find themselves competing with regional and national media conglomerates—which may not put their newsroom focus on local happenings—for advertising revenue. And with the loss of advertising dollars in an unbalanced industry, Connecticut news organizations are forced to close offices, decrease the scope of their reporting, and lose staff. An Act Concerning the Purchase of Print and Digital Advertising by t…
Trader Joe's Recalling Basil Due To Salmonella Outbreak Trader Joe's Recalling Basil Due To Salmonella Outbreak
Trader Joe's Recalling Basil Due To Salmonella Outbreak Trader Joe's is recalling Infinite Herbs-brand organic basil that was sold across the country in 2.5-ounce clamshell packaging due to concerns of Salmonella contamination. This week, the supermarket giant issued an alert cautioning shoppers in 29 states, as well as Washington, DC, not to consume the product as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigates a reported outbreak of Salmonella. Trader Joes is recalling Infinite Herbs Organic Basil FDA According to the FDA, "Trader Joe’s has already voluntarily removed all Infinite Herbs-brand organic basil packed in 2.5-oz clamshell pa…
CT Officials Urge Residents To Take Down Birdfeeders As Bear Activity Increases CT Officials Urge Residents To Take Down Birdfeeders As Bear Activity Increases
CT Officials Urge Residents To Take Down Birdfeeders As Bear Activity Increases As black bear activity increases following winter denning season, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) reminds residents to do their part by not reinforcing behaviors resulting in human-bear conflicts.  At a Tuesday, April 9 event in New Haven County in Southbury, with representatives from the National Audubon Society, speakers highlighted an important reminder to help reduce bear conflicts with people: take down birdfeeders.  DEEP officials said birdfeeders are an easy and tasty source of calories for bears. They regularly bring bears close to …
Dozens Of Aftershocks Keep CT Rockin' Days After Rare 4.8 Quake Dozens Of Aftershocks Keep CT Rockin' Days After Rare 4.8 Quake
Dozens Of Aftershocks Keep CT Rockin' Days After Rare 4.8 Quake Call it jealousy over the total solar eclipse? As millions geared up to watch the sun and moon’s rare celestial spectacle, Mother Earth continued to put on a show of her own in the days after a rare 4.8 magnitude earthquake shook much of the Northeast on Friday, April 5. Since then, at least 44 aftershocks have been recorded in Hunterdon and Somerset counties in New Jersey, according to data from the US Geological Survey (USGS). Earlier Report: New York Feels 4.0 Magnitude Earthquake Aftershock The tremors, ranging in magnitude from 1.3 to 2.6, were felt across New Jersey, New York…
4.0 Magnitude Aftershock: CT Feels Additional Tremors 4.0 Magnitude Aftershock: CT Feels Additional Tremors
4.0 Magnitude Aftershock: CT Feels Additional Tremors Hours after a 4.8 magnitude earthquake rattled the northeast, several states are once again feeling the earth move in what appears to be an aftershock. Just after 6 p.m. on Friday, April 5, the tremors of a 4.0 magnitude earthquake — an aftershock from an earlier 4.8 quake originating in New Jersey — could be felt across the Northeast. Similar to its earlier counterpart, the quake shook buildings across New York City, New Jersey, and parts of Connecticut, with some reporting feeling it in Pennsylvania and western Massachusetts. Original Story: 4.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Northeast T…
'Pictures Began Shaking On Walls': CT Residents Share Earthquake Reactions 'Pictures Began Shaking On Walls': CT Residents Share Earthquake Reactions
'Pictures Began Shaking On Walls': CT Residents Share Earthquake Reactions A magnitude 4.8 earthquake on the Richter scale centered in New Jersey could be felt all over Connecticut, according to officials and residents. See related: 4.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits New York, Connecticut, Northeast  According to the US Geological Survey, the quake, which occurred at 10:23 a.m. on Friday, April 5, was centered in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, in the borough of Lebanon, about 60 miles west of midtown Manhattan. Fairfield County resident Ashley Garrison, of Easton, said her pictures began shaking on her walls, and she ran outside, where the ground was shakin…
4.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits New York, Northeast 4.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits New York, Northeast
4.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits New York, Northeast An earthquake was felt in several states along the East Coast, including New York and Connecticut, late Friday morning, April 5. Click here for a new, updated story - 4.0 Magnitude Aftershock: NY Feels Additional Tremors The US Geological Survey said the quake, which occurred at 10:23 a.m. measured a 4.8 on the Richter scale, and had a depth of 0.62 miles. It reportedly originated in Hunterdon County, New Jersey in the borough of Lebanon, about 60 miles west of midtown Manhattan. It shook buildings across New York City, New Jersey, and Connecticut, and was even felt as far away as Boston…
Popular Discount Bakery Chain Shutters Sole Connecticut Store Popular Discount Bakery Chain Shutters Sole Connecticut Store
Popular Discount Bakery Chain Shutters Sole Connecticut Store It’s the end of an era for bakery bargain shoppers as longtime staple Freihofer’s Bakery Outlet has permanently closed. The discount bakery chain has shuttered dozens of stores across the Northeast, including all of its New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts locations. “After careful analysis and consideration, we made the difficult decision to permanently close 28 of our outlet stores…” a representative for Bimbo Bakeries, Freihofer's parent company, told Daily Voice. Any leftover products were expected to be donated to local food banks. “We appreciate all of our associates who worked …
These CT Towns Among Best Places To Live In US, According To New Rankings These CT Towns Among Best Places To Live In US, According To New Rankings
These CT Towns Among Best Places To Live In US, According To New Rankings A brand-new ranking has listed the best locales in Connecticut to live in, including one town that is reportedly among the best 200 places to reside in America.  According to Niche's 2024 Best Places To Live in America, the town of West Hartford is the best locale to call home in the state and ranks No. 159 in the entire nation.  Factors used by the organization to determine its rankings include Public Schools, Crime and Safety, Housing, Nightlife, Good for Families, and Diversity.  West Hartford's high ranking was attributed to the town offering "a lot of bars, restaur…
Body Found Floating In CT Pond Body Found Floating In CT Pond
Body Found Floating In CT Pond Police are investigating after a body was found floating in a Connecticut pond. The discovery was made in New Haven County on Cooke Street at Fulton Park around 8 a.m., Thursday, March 28 in Waterbury. According to Lt. Ryan Bessette of the Waterbury Police, the body was removed from the pond and confirmed to be dead.  The identity of the person has not yet been released. This incident is under investigation. Anyone with information is requested to contact the Waterbury Police Detective Bureau at 203-574-6941 or Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 203-755-1234. This is a …
Woman Charged With Manslaughter In Overdose Death Of Greenwich Resident Woman Charged With Manslaughter In Overdose Death Of Greenwich Resident
Woman Charged With Manslaughter In Overdose Death Of Greenwich Resident A woman has been charged with manslaughter in the alleged overdose death of a Fairfield County resident. The death took place in Greenwich on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2023, according to Capt. John Slusarz of the Greenwich Police. When officers arrived at the home in the western section of town, they found the 40-year-old unidentified Greenwich man dead, Slusarz said. Slusarz said items at the scene suggested the cause of death may be drug-related. An investigation determined the drugs were allegedly provided by Maria Noesi, age 43, of the Bronx, Slusarz said. Noesi was arrested in New York by wa…
Man Dies After Being Struck By 2 Vehicles While Crossing CT Highway Man Dies After Being Struck By 2 Vehicles While Crossing CT Highway
Man Dies After Being Struck By 2 Vehicles While Crossing CT Highway A man has died after being struck by two vehicles while attempting to cross a busy Connecticut highway. The incident occurred in New Haven County around 7:15 p.m., Wednesday, March 27 in the area of 1966 North Broad St. in Meriden. The crash was reported to be in the northbound lanes on the Berlin Turnpike and it was reported that a pedestrian had been struck by a motor vehicle, said Lt. Darrin McKay of the Meriden Police. McKay said a preliminary investigation revealed that a man was walking along the edge of the roadway and then attempted to cross the divided hig…
Longtime CT Senator, Former VP Candidate From Stamford Joe Lieberman Dies At Age 82 Longtime CT Senator, Former VP Candidate From Stamford Joe Lieberman Dies At Age 82
Longtime CT Senator, Former VP Candidate From Stamford Joe Lieberman Dies At Age 82 Joe Lieberman, who represented Connecticut in the US Senate for more than two decades and ran alongside Al Gore during his historically unsuccessful bid for the White House in 2000, has died at the age of 82. The Democrat-turned-Independent died Wednesday, March 27, in New York after suffering complications from a fall, according to NBC News. "Senator Lieberman’s love of God, his family, and America endured throughout his life of service in the public interest," the outlet quoted his family as saying. News of his death sparked a flood of tributes from across the political spectrum. A…
'Pig Butchering' Scams: Police In CT Warn Of Fraudulent Investment Schemes 'Pig Butchering' Scams: Police In CT Warn Of Fraudulent Investment Schemes
'Pig Butchering' Scams: Police In CT Warn Of Fraudulent Investment Schemes Authorities are warning Connecticut residents to be wary of complex investment scams targeting victims through online platforms such as dating apps and social media.  In an announcement on Tuesday, March 26, Connecticut State Police warned that there has been an increase in "pig butchering" scams involving scammers convincing victims to invest money into a fake trading platform.  According to state police, the scammer will first contact the victim through dating apps, social media, or professional networking platforms. They will then build trust with the victim over several weeks …
Actors Wanted For Television Show Filming In Stamford: Here Are Available Roles Actors Wanted For Television Show Filming In Stamford: Here Are Available Roles
Actors Wanted For Television Show Filming In Stamford: Here Are Available Roles Prospective actors who don't mind donning 18th-century-era costumes may be interested in auditioning for a television show set to film in Connecticut.  An upcoming show centered around the Revolutionary War and George Washington titled "Revolution" will film in Fairfield County between Monday, March 25, and Friday, April 5 in Stamford, according to a casting call posted by Backstage.  The non-union series, which will play on a major network, is offering $150 for an estimated 10 hours of work for several roles which include:  British and French soldiers, as well as Virginia …
Thief Who Stole $1.5M Worth Of Luxury Cars In NJ, Rockland, Long Island, CT Gets 3½ Years Thief Who Stole $1.5M Worth Of Luxury Cars In NJ, Rockland, Long Island, CT Gets 3½ Years
Thief Who Stole $1.5M Worth Of Luxury Cars In NJ, Rockland, Long Island, CT Gets 3½ Years 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: The last of four men who admitted stealing more than $1.5 million worth of luxury cars in New Jersey, Rockland County, Long Island and Connecticut was sentenced to nearly 3½ years in federal prison. Malik Baker, 30, of Vauxhall, and his three co-conspirators stashed at least 10 of the vehicles at a central location in Irvington, NJ, U.S. Attorney for New Jersey Philip Sellinger said. The Essex County-based quartet often used one stolen vehicle to swipe another, he added. In one instance, Sellinger said, the crew swiped a Maserati GranTurismo at the Jersey Shore in Manalapan an…
Popular Eateries Hatch Unique Chicken Sandwich Creation Available In Fairfield Popular Eateries Hatch Unique Chicken Sandwich Creation Available In Fairfield
Popular Eateries Hatch Unique Chicken Sandwich Creation Available In Fairfield Call it a hen-semble worth shaking your tail feathers over. Two Connecticut food brands have teamed up to hatch a new chicken sandwich creation sure to get any carnivore’s mouth watering. New Haven-based Haven Hot Chicken and bakery Chabaso officially launched their Garlic Parm Sandwich on Monday, March 18. It is now or will soon be available for a limited time only at these nine Hot Chicken locations: Downtown New Haven (21 Whitney Ave.),  Orange (550 Boston Post Road),  Norwalk (596 Westport Ave.),  North Haven (146 Washington Ave.),  Storrs (1206 Storrs Road),&nbs…
Nation's First Utility-Scale Offshore Wind Farm, Assembled By CT Unioners, Spins To Life Nation's First Utility-Scale Offshore Wind Farm, Assembled By CT Unioners, Spins To Life
Nation's First Utility-Scale Offshore Wind Farm, Assembled By CT Unioners, Spins To Life If you’re reading this, there’s a possibility that the electricity to power your device came from the country’s first utility-scale offshore wind farm. New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the completion of the South Fork Wind project on Thursday, March 14, capping off more than two years of construction that began in February 2022. As of Thursday, all 12 of the project’s offshore wind turbines were up and running roughly 35 miles off the coast of Long Island, delivering power to Nassau and Suffolk counties and the Rockaways, the governor’s office said. Earlier Report: 'Momentous St…
Popular Retail Chain Opens New Location In Fairfield Popular Retail Chain Opens New Location In Fairfield
Popular Retail Chain Opens New Location In Fairfield A popular retail store has just launched its newest location in Connecticut, just in time for the summer months as temperatures start to warm and toys and recreational vehicles need some power. The new Batteries Plus opened in Fairfield on Monday, March 11 at 1555 Black Rock Turnpike, store officials said.  A 35-year-old company, the business is also a recycling partner for all bulbs and batteries, including lithium-ion. In addition, they offer premium car and truck batteries for both retail and commercial customers, as well as complementary services like free car batt…
FDA Recalls Westport Oysters After Norovirus Outbreak FDA Recalls Westport Oysters After Norovirus Outbreak
FDA Recalls Westport Oysters After Norovirus Outbreak The US Food and Drug Administration has recalled oysters grown and harvested in Connecticut following an outbreak of norovirus. In a notice on Thursday, March 14, the FDA said the outbreak was caused by oysters sold by Norwalk-based Norm Bloom and Son harvested in February. Although the FDA did not give many how many people were sickened, they did reveal the contaminated batch was associated with an outbreak in Minnesota. In the notice, the FDA warned consumers that the oysters were also sold to restaurants and retailers throughout Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryl…
CT Doctor Accused Of Child Sex Exploitation Dies By Suicide, Officials Say CT Doctor Accused Of Child Sex Exploitation Dies By Suicide, Officials Say
CT Doctor Accused Of Child Sex Exploitation Dies By Suicide, Officials Say A Connecticut rheumatology chief arrested following a child exploitation investigation has died by suicide, according to the Chief Medical Examiner's Office. John Magaldi, age 61, address unknown, the chief of Hartford HealthCare rheumatology at the Bone & Joint Institute, died from a gunshot wound to the head, the medical examiner's office confirmed on Friday, March 15.  Magaldi was charged in New Haven County by Meriden Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Monday, March 11 for allegedly seeking sexual activity with children, the Meriden Police said. The de…
Driver From Norwalk Ejected From Vehicle In New Jersey Crash: Police Driver From Norwalk Ejected From Vehicle In New Jersey Crash: Police
Driver From Norwalk Ejected From Vehicle In New Jersey Crash: Police A 40-year-old Connecticut man was seriously injured when he was ejected from his vehicle in a crash on Route 80 in Morris County early Thursday morning, March 14, authorities said. At 12:59 a.m., a Volvo traveling eastbound on Route 80 in Mount Arlington lost directional control, ran off the roadway to the left, struck the concrete barrier, re-entered the lanes of travel, ran off the roadway to the right, struck a guardrail, overturned and then crashed into a tree, Troy McNair, a spokesman for the New Jersey State Police said. During the crash, the driver, who is from Norwalk, was ejected f…
23-Year-Old CT Mom Killed, 2 Children Injured In Crash 23-Year-Old CT Mom Killed, 2 Children Injured In Crash
23-Year-Old CT Mom Killed, 2 Children Injured In Crash A young Connecticut mother was killed and her two 3-year-old daughters were injured in a single-vehicle crash. The incident occurred in New Haven County around 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 12 in the area of 168 Jersey St., in Waterbury. Waterbury police responded to the area after receiving reports of a vehicle that crashed into a tree, said Lt. Ryan Bessette of the Waterbury Police. Bessette said officers found Jermiyiah Pegues, age 23, of Waterbury, and her two 3-year-old girls in the vehicle. Pegues was transported to Waterbury Hospital where she died a short time later, Bessette said. T…
Phone Scam: Victims Receive Calls From Suspects Posing As CT State Police Phone Scam: Victims Receive Calls From Suspects Posing As CT State Police
Phone Scam: Victims Receive Calls From Suspects Posing As CT State Police Authorities in Connecticut are warning residents to watch out for suspicious calls after two victims were contacted by scammers posing as law enforcement.  The warning came after two incidents on Thursday morning, March 7, when Connecticut State Police received two unrelated phone calls from victims with the same last name who reported suspicious phone calls.  According to authorities, the two victims, who both have out-of-state phone numbers but live in Connecticut, were contacted by callers who made it appear as if they were reaching out from a State Police number.  In the…
CT Police Searching For Red Infiniti G37 Involved In 'Targeted' Shooting, Cops Say CT Police Searching For Red Infiniti G37 Involved In 'Targeted' Shooting, Cops Say
CT Police Searching For Red Infiniti G37 Involved In 'Targeted' Shooting, Cops Say Police in Connecticut are searching for a red Infiniti G37 and its occupants allegedly involved in the shooting of a man multiple times. The incident took place in Hartford County around 6:45 p.m., Wednesday, March 6 in the area of East Road and Union Street in Bristol. According to Lt. Michael Duval of the Bristol Police, the victim was undergoing surgery late Wednesday. Police are seeking the red Infiniti G37 with Connecticut registration BK77317, Duval said. "If anyone sees this vehicle, they are asked to contact local law enforcement, Lt. Eric Hanson said. "Please do no…
Taylor Swift's Relatives From CT, Include This Famous Poet, Ancestry Reveals Taylor Swift's Relatives From CT, Include This Famous Poet, Ancestry Reveals
Taylor Swift's Relatives From CT, Include This Famous Poet, Ancestry Reveals From one “tortured poet” to another: the uber-famous Taylor Swift is related to another famous wordsmith, who happens to be from Massachusetts. Taylor Swift, the internationally-loved pop star who recently announced her upcoming album “The Tortured Poets Department,” was discovered to be related to iconic poet Emily Dickinson, NBC’s TODAY Show announced on Monday, March 4. According to Ancestry, who revealed the star-studded lineage to TODAY, Swift and Dickinson are both descendants of a 17th-century English immigrant, who was an early settler in Connecticut, in the Hartford County t…
Man With Multiple Warrants At Large In CT: Police Investigating Man With Multiple Warrants At Large In CT: Police Investigating
Man With Multiple Warrants At Large In CT: Police Investigating Authorities are warning residents to be on the lookout for a man with multiple warrants who is at large in Connecticut.  The warning was issued to residents in Hartford County on Tuesday, Feb. 27 by the Canton Police Department, which said it was tracking a suspect in the area of Secret Lake Road and Albany Turnpike.  The suspect, whose name was not released, is described as a white man who is around 5-foot-10 and 150 pounds with brown hair and a beard. He was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and jeans, police said. According to the department, the suspect is not believ…