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  1. How Much Do You Know About Presidents Day, Shelton?

    How Much Do You Know About Presidents Day, Shelton?

    Both Presidents Day and George Washington's birthday always are celebrated on the third Monday of February, according to the Old Farmer's Almanac. The story of Presidents Day begins in 1800. Following Washington’s death in 1799, his Feb. 22 birthday became a day of remembrance. At the time, Washington was venerated as the most important figure in American history, and events like the ...

  2. Snowy Owl Dies Days After Rescue In Stratford By Photographer

    Snowy Owl Dies Days After Rescue In Stratford By Photographer

    A snowy owl rescued by a Peekskill photographer on Saturday in Fairfield County has died from starvation, according to the wildlife center who was nursing the owl back to health."This was a first-year bird. It arrived in Connecticut already compromised from the long migration from the tundra, the Arctic," said Christine Cummings, president of A Place Called Hope.The owl, which ...

  3. New Parking Meters Hit Bridgeport's Downtown This Holiday Season

    New Parking Meters Hit Bridgeport's Downtown This Holiday Season

    BRIDGEPORT, CONN., -- Residents will soon be able to whip out their cell phones to find a parking space and then pay for it thanks to a slew of new 21st-century-style meters being installed in downtown Bridgeport. Mayor Joe Ganim is reminding city residents and businesses that beginning this week, the new, smart parking meters will be up and working on several downtown city ...

  4. Bridgeport Woman Named To Top Post At Coast Guard Foundation

    Bridgeport Woman Named To Top Post At Coast Guard Foundation

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- The Coast Guard Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, recently appointed Susan Ludwig of Bridgeport as its new president.Ludwig, the foundation's regional director of philanthropy, will replace Anne B. Brengle as president. Ludwig will assume her new position in January after ...

  5. Suspect Being Questioned In Homicide Of Stamford Man, 26

    Suspect Being Questioned In Homicide Of Stamford Man, 26

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- A suspect is being questioned Thursday in connection with the murder of a Stamford man who was brutally killed at a luxury Manhattan apartment on Saturday, according to multiple sources.James Rackover, who lives in the apartment where Joseph Comunale of Stamford, 26, was killed, is in police custody, but has not been charged, reported the New York Post.The apartment, ...

  6. Much-Needed Rain Expected To Move Across Shelton

    Much-Needed Rain Expected To Move Across Shelton

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — As drought conditions persist across Fairfield County, some much-needed rain is in the forecast Wednesday to offer a little relief.A 70 percent chance rain is predicted to move into the area before 4 p.m. and could dump up to a quarter-of-an-inch of rain before becoming scattered showers overnight, according to the National Weather Service.Temperatures are ...

  7. Math Professor Buys Powerball Ticket In Shelton, Wins After Lecture On Odds

    Math Professor Buys Powerball Ticket In Shelton, Wins After Lecture On Odds

    MONROE, Conn. -- Math professor Nicholas Kapoor of Monroe kept his students interested in learning about probability and odds by using the chance of winning the Powerball as an example of the odds of winning.“Somebody is going to win,” the professor told his class. Two days later, that “somebody,” turned out to be Kapoor with a winning $100,000 Powerball ticket.“The professor side of me ...

  8. Potentially Record-Breaking Heat Expected In Shelton

    Potentially Record-Breaking Heat Expected In Shelton

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Residents across Fairfield County can keep those shorts handy once again as a Bermuda high ushers in gusty southwest winds brings record warmth across much of the area, according to the National Weather Service.On Tuesday, high temperatures in the low 80s are expected to heat up inland areas, with temps in the upper 70s along Long Island Sound. Those daily high ...

  9. Fairfield Day Care Owner Pleads Not Guilty In Death Of Shelton Baby

    Fairfield Day Care Owner Pleads Not Guilty In Death Of Shelton Baby

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- The woman accused in the death of a 4-month-old Shelton infant staying at her Fairfield day care, pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges of second-degree manslaughter, according to the Connecticut Post.Carol Cardillo, also pleaded not guilty in Superior Court to charges of reckless endangerment and risk of injury to a minor and asked for a jury trial. The judge set ...

  10. Fugitive Wanted In L.A. Murder Arrested In Rooming House In Bridgeport

    Fugitive Wanted In L.A. Murder Arrested In Rooming House In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- A man wanted in Los Angeles on charges of murder, kidnapping and assault with a deadly weapon was arrested at a rooming house in Bridgeport on Thursday morning, police said.Samuel Calvario, 46, aka Felix Gonzales-Morales, was found and arrested by agents with the U.S. Marshal Violent Crime Fugitive Task Force, Los Angeles police, Bridgeport police and Hartford ...

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