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  1. Funnel Cake And Fundraising: Take A Ride At School Carnival In Fairfield

    Funnel Cake And Fundraising: Take A Ride At School Carnival In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — If you can’t remember your last thrill ride or belly full of fried dough, the much-anticipated McKinley Elementary School Carnival is just around the corner.The event, featuring rides, games and plenty to eat, will run from April 28 through April 30 at Jennings Beach.The school PTA’s biggest fundraiser, the carnival offers rides suitable for daring toddlers through ...

  2. Cops: Shelton Man Told Neighbor He Set Home Ablaze On Easter

    Cops: Shelton Man Told Neighbor He Set Home Ablaze On Easter

    SHELTON, Conn. — A 51-year-old Shelton man was charged with setting a house on fire Sunday after he bragged about it to a neighbor, police said.Michael Karolkowski was charged with first-degree arson, first-degree reckless endangerment, second-degree breach of peach and interfering with an officer, police said. He was held on $250,000 bond and was scheduled to appear in court April ...

  3. Police: Armed Newtown Man Hits Trees, Flips Car In Fairfield

    Police: Armed Newtown Man Hits Trees, Flips Car In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A gun-toting Newtown man who hit several trees before flipping his car on its side early Saturday faces drunken driving charges, police said.David Guerra, 35, of Glen Road, was driving eastbound on Walls Drive around midnight when he veered off the northside shoulder of the road, hitting the trees and coming to rest on the driver’s side, police said.A passenger in the ...

  4. Fairfield Cops: Stamford Woman Found With 102 Oxycodone Pills, Pot

    Fairfield Cops: Stamford Woman Found With 102 Oxycodone Pills, Pot

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Stamford woman found with 102 oxycodone pills and a cigarette pack full of pot Saturday faces a narcotics charge in Fairfield, police said.Nicole Stramandinoli, of Underhill Street, told police she was parked under the I-95 overpass on Coolidge Street around 1:45 a.m. because two men she was giving a ride to Bridgeport started arguing in her backseat.Police, who ...

  5. Cops: Fairfield Man Charged In Supermarket Scanner Scam

    Cops: Fairfield Man Charged In Supermarket Scanner Scam

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Fairfield man was arrested Thursday when he left the Villa Avenue Stop & Shop without paying for more than half of the merchandise in his cart, police said.Officers said Miguel Alvarez, 32, or Brentwood Avenue, used a personal scanner while he was shopping, but neglected to scan $198.59 in items he placed in his cart. He did pay for $120 at a checkout counter, ...

  6. Fairfield Cops: Would-Be Burglar Said He Was Just Catching Some Z's

    Fairfield Cops: Would-Be Burglar Said He Was Just Catching Some Z's

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A man who told police he likes to sleep in a Commerce Drive business if he misses the last bus home to Stratford is facing burglary and larceny charges after officers saw him lurking around the building early Saturday, police said.Michael Marzan, 32, of Thompson Street, who has an extensive criminal history, was charged with third-degree burglary and criminal attempt ...

  7. Cops: Fairfield Fender Bender Yields Suspicious Bag Of Drugs, Paraphernalia

    Cops: Fairfield Fender Bender Yields Suspicious Bag Of Drugs, Paraphernalia

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Trumbull man faces drunken driving charges and his 20-year-old passenger will likely face drug charges in a Chambers Street fender bender Thursday, Fairfield Police said.Police said Uran Berisha, 23, of Intervale Road, was driving east on Kings Highway East in Fairfield around 8:30 p.m., when he took a wide right turn, hitting two cars in the lefthand turn lane on ...

  8. Westport Forum Shines Light On Teen Relationship Violence

    Westport Forum Shines Light On Teen Relationship Violence

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A staggering 10 percent of high school students have been physically hurt by a boyfriend or girlfriend, according to the Futures Without Violence website.One in three teens reports knowing a friend or peer who has been hit, punched, kicked, slapped or physically hurt by a partner.Faced with these stark statistics, Westport’s Domestic Violence Task Force will host ...

  9. Bridgeport Talk To Touch On Lady Lighthouse Keeper Of Black Rock

    Bridgeport Talk To Touch On Lady Lighthouse Keeper Of Black Rock

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Ever wonder about Fayerweather Lighthouse, that historic beacon at the mouth of Black Rock Harbor?Well, now’s your chance to bone up on a little nautical knowledge at “Fayerweather Lighthouse: Its Past, Present and Future,” a free talk at 7 p.m. April 18 at Burroughs Community Center on Fairfield Avenue. Phil Blagys, history program chair for the Black Rock Community ...

  10. Bridgeport Breakfast To Spotlight LGBTQ Issues Across Fairfield County

    Bridgeport Breakfast To Spotlight LGBTQ Issues Across Fairfield County

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — In support of inclusion for all families, Triangle Community Center will host an LGBTQ Empowerment Breakfast on Friday, April 21 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at The Center for Family Justice in Bridgeport. The breakfast is co-sponsored by The Center for Family Justice and State Rep. Cristin McCarthy Vahey (D-Fairfield).Triangle’s Executive Director Anthony Crisci will talk ...

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