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  1. Police: Dental Office Employee Thwarts Would-Be Carjacker In Shelton

    Police: Dental Office Employee Thwarts Would-Be Carjacker In Shelton

    SHELTON, Conn. — A shoeless Waterbury man was arrested after he tried to carjack a woman and a dental office employee came to her aid, police said.Gerardo Retamar, 37, was charged with criminal attempt to commit robbery involving an occupied vehicle, criminal attempt to commit first-degree larceny, criminal impersonation, interfering with an officer and second-degree breach of peace, ...

  2. Fairfield Film Screening, Talk Shines Spotlight On Youth Addiction

    Fairfield Film Screening, Talk Shines Spotlight On Youth Addiction

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — In light of the country’s troubling opioid addiction epidemic, Fairfield University on Monday will hold a film screening and panel discussion, including experts and students living in its Recovery House.“Generation Found” is a documentary that chronicles addiction among youth today and how to support life after addiction. Set in Houston, the film tells the story of ...

  3. Fairfield Graphic Designer Revs Up The Auto Theme At New Pizza Joint

    Fairfield Graphic Designer Revs Up The Auto Theme At New Pizza Joint

    STRATFORD, Conn. — When Joel Faxon first toured the future site of his new pizzeria, he noticed a big oil spill on the floor — and it wasn’t olive oil.“It was 10W-40,” said the Newtown resident, laughing.Faxon and his partners in PizzaCo, which opened to much fanfare Thursday, located the new eatery in a former Stratford Avenue Shell station that, as near as they can tell, hadn’t see a ...

  4. Gomes Hosts Discussion On Recreational Pot In Bridgeport

    Gomes Hosts Discussion On Recreational Pot In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — State Sen. Ed Gomes (D-Bridgeport) will host a panel discussion on recreational marijuana on Monday, March 27 at Housatonic Community College. Gomes will be joined by panelists Erik Williams of MINDFUL; Jason Ortiz, policy chair for the Minority Cannabis Business Association; Deepa Camenga, M.D., of the American Academy of Pediatrics; and licensed alcohol drug abuse ...

  5. Dogwood Festival — 82 Years Young — Blossoms In Fairfield

    Dogwood Festival — 82 Years Young — Blossoms In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — The 82nd annual Dogwood Festival is just around the corner, bringing with it everything from a historical walking tour to a rock concert.Held as usual on Mother’s Day weekend — May 12 to 14 this year — on the grounds of Greenfield Hill Congregational Church, the festival benefits 23 local and global charities, including the International Institute of Connecticut, ...

  6. Two Roads Brewery Taps Into Expansion Plans In Stratford

    Two Roads Brewery Taps Into Expansion Plans In Stratford

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Two Roads will soon have two buildings.The popular Stratford business is adding a 25,000-square-foot sour and barrel-aging brewery on 2.5 acres of newly acquired land adjoining the existing Stratford Avenue brewery.The $12 million facility will feature a 50-barrel ROLEC brewhouse, storage for 2,000 wood barrels, a tasting room for up to 120 visitors overlooking a ...

  7. Bridgeport Honoring Margaret Morton's Legacy At Stamp-Unveiling Event

    Bridgeport Honoring Margaret Morton's Legacy At Stamp-Unveiling Event

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — State Sen. Marilyn Moore (D-Bridgeport) will celebrate Women’s History Month on Friday by honoring the legacy of Margaret E. Morton, the first African-American woman elected to serve in the state legislature.In 1972, Morton, then 48, started the first of four terms as a state representative in the General Assembly. During her tenure, she chaired the committee on ...

  8. SoNo Bar Makes 'Room' For Coffee Lounge By Day

    SoNo Bar Makes 'Room' For Coffee Lounge By Day

    NORWALK, Conn. — A SoNo hotspot known for elevating the art of the cocktail is adding a little cappuccino to the mix.Room 112, which opened last year for just Wednesday through Saturday nights, has expanded its hours to create a daytime coffee shop.The eatery at 112 Washington Street, will now be open as a coffee lounge from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays and 9 a.m. to close ...

  9. Trendy Free People Opening New Store Friday In Westport

    Trendy Free People Opening New Store Friday In Westport

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Free People, the hip clothing shop and lifestyle brand, is slated to open its new Westport store on March 24.The 6,017-square-foot space will be designed in the brand’s “Studio” concept, highlighting the “more rugged side of the Free People girl,” according to the company.The boutique sports a clean, white brick facade with Douglas fir slats and steel beams on the ...

  10. This Just In: Fairfield First Selectman Mike Tetreau's Going Bald

    This Just In: Fairfield First Selectman Mike Tetreau's Going Bald

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Fairfield First Selectman Michael Tetreau is taking a “bald” move to combat children’s cancer.The town leader will be among the dozens who will face the razor Friday at the annual St. Baldrick’s/Team Teddy Osborn Hill School event, having his head shaved to support the St. Baldrick’s Foundation’s cancer-fighting research funding.HIs only question: “Will it grow ...

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