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  1. Fairfield Police: Man In Bathrobe Broke Into Home, Watched Girl Sleep

    Fairfield Police: Man In Bathrobe Broke Into Home, Watched Girl Sleep

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A 36-year-old man wearing nothing but a bathrobe and T-shirt broke into a Tunxis Hill Road home early Friday and watched a girl sleep before her family trapped him and called 911, Fairfield police said.Eric Kusheba, who also lives on Tunxis Hill Road but was not known to the family, cut a screen window, entered the teen's bedroom and watched her sleep around 5:30 ...

  2. Shelton Police: Sleepy Man Shoots Landscapers With Pellet Gun

    Shelton Police: Sleepy Man Shoots Landscapers With Pellet Gun

    SHELTON, Conn. — A shirtless man shot his neighbor’s landscapers with a pellet gun Thursday because he was trying to sleep and they were too noisy, police said.Shelton officers called to Tuckahoe Drive around 10 a.m. found the landscapers who showed them injuries they sustained from the man with a rifle they saw at the window of a neighboring home, police said.Officers went to the home ...

  3. Pavilion Honoring Jones Family Farms' Patriarch Opens This Weekend

    Pavilion Honoring Jones Family Farms' Patriarch Opens This Weekend

    SHELTON, Conn. — It was back in the 1930s when Philip Jones began planting trees around the family farm his great-grandfather founded on Walnut Tree Hill Road.So it’s only fitting that the Jones Family Farms family has paid tribute to the farm’s patriarch by building a pavilion made from lumber that came from trees he planted.Located next to the former dairy barn that now houses the ...

  4. Suit Up At The Dress For Success Inventory Sale In Bridgeport

    Suit Up At The Dress For Success Inventory Sale In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Looking to augment your wardrobe and help a good cause?Dress for Success Mid-Fairfield County is holding an Inventory Reduction Sale on Sept. 23, offering gently used professional clothing for a song.The sale includes top brands, such as Ann Taylor Loft, Banana Republic, J. Crew, Talbots and more. Suits are available for $15 with blouses and sweaters as low as $2 to ...

  5. State Grant Spells Big Improvements At Trumbull's Kennedy Center

    State Grant Spells Big Improvements At Trumbull's Kennedy Center

    TRUMBULL, Conn. — The Trumbull-based Kennedy Center completed major renovations to its parking lot, sidewalks and landscaping, thanks to a $299,000 state grant.The funding came as part of Connecticut’s Small Town Economic Assistance Program (STEAP) and meant big changes at 39 Lindeman Drive, headquarters for the rehabilitation organization for people with disabilities and special ...

  6. Westport Philanthropists Give $1 Million To Library Transformation Work

    Westport Philanthropists Give $1 Million To Library Transformation Work

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Westport Library kicked off its community campaign to fund major renovations in style, announcing a $1 million gift from longtime supporters and Westport residents Eva and Christian Trefz.Christian Trefz, who, with his brother Ernie, created a McDonald’s franchise empire that includes 45 locations in Connecticut and New York, said he appreciates the forward-thinking ...

  7. Oysters Are So Over: It's Time To Go Clam-Diggin' At Chowdafest

    Oysters Are So Over: It's Time To Go Clam-Diggin' At Chowdafest

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Spoons up!It’s time for the 10th annual Chowdafest, your chance to sample from a whopping 40 different bowls of bivalves — as well as a few rogue veggie entrants — and decide which soup reigns supreme.The fun runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Oct. 1, at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport.Each ticket holder is given a spoon, a ballot and a pencil and sent off to enjoy ...

  8. F45 Brings High-Intensity Training To New Fairfield Fitness Studio

    F45 Brings High-Intensity Training To New Fairfield Fitness Studio

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Fairfield is about to welcome Connecticut’s first F45, an Australia-born training regime designed to burn a full 750 calories in just 45 minutes.First Selectman Mike Tetreau is scheduled to cut the ribbon on F45, a new fitness studio opening at the Fairfield Shopping Center Saturday at 8 a.m.F45 will celebrate with its first official classes at 8 and 9:15 a.m., a live ...

  9. Pumpkins A-Plenty Are Ripe For The Pickin' At Jones Family Farms

    Pumpkins A-Plenty Are Ripe For The Pickin' At Jones Family Farms

    SHELTON, Conn. — There’s still plenty of time to settle on a Halloween costume, but Jones Family Farms is kicking off the harvest season by officially opening its pumpkin patches Thursday.The pumpkin fields will be open for business on aptly named Pumpkinseed Hill, 120 Beardsley Road, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily through Oct. 31.“The pumpkin crop is looking very nice!” said Tom ...

  10. Police: Kohl's Shoplifter Said Stolen Jewelry Would Pay For Kids' Diapers

    Police: Kohl's Shoplifter Said Stolen Jewelry Would Pay For Kids' Diapers

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A “known shoplifter” was arrested Saturday for attempting to steal nearly $400 worth of jewelry at Kohl’s on Tunxis Hill Road, police said.Hector Correa, 34, of Arctic Street, Bridgeport, told officers he planned to sell the jewelry on the street to pay for diapers for his children, police said.Just before noon, a loss prevention officer noticed Correa in the store ...

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