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  1. Darien Students Perform In 'Will & Anthony: A Broadway Holiday'

    Darien Students Perform In 'Will & Anthony: A Broadway Holiday'

    DARIEN, Conn. -- The Greenwich Public School Honor Choir and Darien High School Tudors will be performing in “Will & Anthony: A Broadway Holiday" on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 8 p.m. in the Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford.In the tradition of Bing Crosby’s Christmas specials, “A Broadway Holiday,” which stars recording artists, actors and concert performers Will and Anthony ...

  2. Greenwich's Pitch Your Peers Awards Community Centers Inc. $30K Grant

    Greenwich's Pitch Your Peers Awards Community Centers Inc. $30K Grant

    GREENWICH, Conn. -- Pitch Your Peers of Greenwich recently named group member Steviann Martines as its first winning "grant champion," and Community Centers Inc. of Greenwich as its first ever grant recipient. Martines will present CCI with a check for $30,000 from PYP at the inaugural grant reception on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 7:30 p.m. at the Innis Arden Golf Club in Old ...

  3. Car Goes Off Road, Striking Utility Pole In Montebello

    Car Goes Off Road, Striking Utility Pole In Montebello

    RAMAPO, N.Y. -- A vehicle struck a utility pole Friday afternoon along Mile Road in Montebello, causing a traffic shutdown that lasted nearly 11 hours, authorities said.The accident occurred around 4 p.m., according to police.The motorist, a resident of the village who was driving a 2016 Subaru, reported the vehicle slid on wet pavement, striking a utility pole and two mail boxes, ...

  4. Assistant Principal At Wilton's Miller-Driscoll School Retiring

    Assistant Principal At Wilton's Miller-Driscoll School Retiring

    WILTON, Conn. -- Miller-Driscoll Assistant Principal Sheelah Brown is ending her 30-year tenure at the school Monday, according to the Wilton Bulletin. Brown, who started at the school as a reading specialist in 1987, has been assistant principal since 2001, the Wilton Bulletin reported.Although she is leaving Miller-Driscoll, Brown plans on maintaining another of her positions, that ...

  5. Toy Drive By Fairfield Police To Benefit Newtown Kindness Foundation

    Toy Drive By Fairfield Police To Benefit Newtown Kindness Foundation

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- The Fairfield Police Department is aiming to brighten the holidays with a pair of events to benefit Bridgeport Hospital, the Save the Children Foundation and the Newtown Kindness Foundation.The first event, the department’s annual holiday toy drive, has begun and will last until Wednesday, Dec. 21.Drop-off locations include Fairfield Police Headquarters, the ...

  6. Putnam Arts Council Offers Local Crafts For Sale

    Putnam Arts Council Offers Local Crafts For Sale

    MAHOPAC, N.Y. -- The Putnam Arts Council is hosting its annual juried showcase and sale, along with “Winter’s Coming,” an invitational fine arts show, from Saturday, Dec. 3, to Sunday, Dec. 11, from noon-5 p.m. in the A. Eric Arctander Gallery of the Belle Levine Art Center.A special member and VIP preview and reception will be held Friday, Dec. 2, from 3-8 p.m.The show, featuring works ...

  7. Scarsdale Police Captain Offers Tips On Holiday Crime Prevention

    Scarsdale Police Captain Offers Tips On Holiday Crime Prevention

    SCARSDALE, N.Y. -- With the holidays now upon us, the Scarsdale Police Department is reminding the public to be vigilant in safeguarding against criminals seeking to put a damper on the festivities.In an effort to make the village a safe place to live, work and visit, the department is making the following recommendations to help prevent larcenies from automobiles and home burglaries ...

  8. Have You Seen Lost Peekskill Dog 'Pip'?

    Have You Seen Lost Peekskill Dog 'Pip'?

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- The owners of a lost dog are seeking the public’s assistance in finding him.The dog, whose name is Pip, is a 1-year-old, Papillon/Chihuahua mix with reddish fur.He has been missing since Thursday.Pip’s last known location was at the crossroads of Welcher Avenue and Washington Street.He was lost during a hike at the Blue Mountain Reservation near the trail lodge.The ...

  9. Have You Seen Rit, Lost Cat In Mahopac?

    Have You Seen Rit, Lost Cat In Mahopac?

    MAHOPAC, N.Y. -- The owner of a lost cat is seeking the public’s assistance in finding him. The cat, whose name is Rit, has gone missing from Hitchcock Hill Road. Rit is described as a friendly cat who can be lured with food. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call 914-500-9607.

  10. New Rochelle Football Team Loses In State Semifinals

    New Rochelle Football Team Loses In State Semifinals

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Troy took an early lead against New Rochelle and never looked back in the Class AA semifinal Nov. 19 at Diez Stadium in Kingston.The Flying Horses advanced to the state championship football game in Syracuse with a 20-14 win. For the Huguenots, the loss was a heartbreaking end to a 10-1 season. Coach Lou DiRienzo admitted there were some little mistakes that ...

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