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  1. Police: $13,000 Silver Service Missing From Fairfield Home

    Police: $13,000 Silver Service Missing From Fairfield Home

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Police are investigating the theft of 65-piece silver service — valued at $13,000 — from a Mill Hill Road home.The couple noticed the pieces were missing and reported it around 2 p.m. Sunday, police said. The set includes 12 place settings, three serving spoons, a cake knife and a pie server, which were wrapped in a blue Tiffany cloth bag in a mahogany box.The victims ...

  2. Girl Group Tribute Headlines Stratford Library Gala

    Girl Group Tribute Headlines Stratford Library Gala

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Dust off your dancing shoes. The Stratford Library Board of Trustees is putting the finishing touches on “Raise Your Glass,” a gala evening of music, dancing and more to benefit the library’s collections.Held at the Oronoque Country Club on April 29, the 14th annual fundraiser will feature music by The Chiclettes, who will be singing hot tunes by everyone from Lesley ...

  3. Here, Kitty, Kitty: Rare Big Cat Finds Home At Beardsley Zoo

    Here, Kitty, Kitty: Rare Big Cat Finds Home At Beardsley Zoo

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Feline fans have something to roar about this month — the new Amur tiger at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo.Ten-year-old Changhai arrived from the Philadelphia Zoo in January. She recently completed her quarantine and is ready to greet big cat lovers from her new home in the predator area near the café.Amur tigers, also known as Siberian tigers, are very rare, with fewer ...

  4. Shelton Police: Intoxicated Neighbor Pulls Gun During Dispute At Store

    Shelton Police: Intoxicated Neighbor Pulls Gun During Dispute At Store

    SHELTON, Conn. — A Shelton man was arrested Monday after he pointed a gun at his former neighbor during a dispute at Wooster Street Market Monday, police said.Mario Williams, 58, of Roberts Street, was charged with first-degree reckless endangerment, second-degree threatening, breach of peace and carrying a firearm under the influence of alcohol or drugs, police said.Officers were ...

  5. Bridgeport Mayor Says It's Showtime Again For Historic Downtown Theaters

    Bridgeport Mayor Says It's Showtime Again For Historic Downtown Theaters

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — An undisclosed developer will renovate and reopen the historic Majestic Theater, create a 200-room hotel at the former Poli Theater and build two high-rise apartment complexes across the street — to the tune of more than $100 million, Mayor Joe Ganim announced Monday.The plan, which is likely to take five years to complete, will mean new life for the historic ...

  6. Fairfield Police: Bagel Staffer Rolls Away With Bank Deposit Bag

    Fairfield Police: Bagel Staffer Rolls Away With Bank Deposit Bag

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — An Einstein Bros. Bagels employee was fired after she took a deposit bag containing nearly $1,000 from the store — but never made it to the bank, police said.Management at the Black Rock Turnpike shop told police Brittany Hallenbeck 30, of Laurel Avenue, Bridgeport, left with the bag with $984 in cash on Jan. 14. She was terminated Jan. 19, after the money was never ...

  7. CT DOT: Bridge Maintenance Spells I-95 Lane Closures In Stratford

    CT DOT: Bridge Maintenance Spells I-95 Lane Closures In Stratford

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Motorists driving on I-95 through Stratford should be prepared to see some brake lights in the coming months.The state Department of Transportation on Monday announced a nighttime bridge maintenance project that will include lane closures both northbound and southbound through Jue 30.Work hours will be from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday evenings, weather ...

  8. Fairfield Cops: Teens Tried To Use Fake Credit Card To Buy Chips, Gift Card

    Fairfield Cops: Teens Tried To Use Fake Credit Card To Buy Chips, Gift Card

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Three New York teens who tried to use a fake credit card to buy a $500 gift card and a bag of chips at a Kings Highway East gas station early Sunday are facing multiple identity theft and fraud charges, Fairfield police said.Employees told two officers called to the Cumberland Farms shortly after midnight that two men just leaving the store had tried to use bad credit ...

  9. Driver Listed In Critical After Two Car Crashes In Fairfield, Bridgeport

    Driver Listed In Critical After Two Car Crashes In Fairfield, Bridgeport

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Trumbull driver was in critical condition Monday, a day after he hit two parked cars in Fairfield and then slammed into a telephone pole in Bridgeport, police said.Nicholas Reich, 25, of Lawrence Road, was speeding down Rogers Road in Fairfield at 2:30 a.m. Sunday, when he hit a car in a driveway, spun 180 degrees and hit a second car in another driveway with the ...

  10. Police: Twelve Women Face Off In Early Morning Brawl At Fairfield Diner

    Police: Twelve Women Face Off In Early Morning Brawl At Fairfield Diner

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — About a dozen women got into an early morning melee at Andros Diner on Saturday, upending tables, throwing things and punching a waitress in the face, Fairfield police said.No one was sure what started the ruckus among the women, who hail from Norwalk to New Haven, as witnesses gave many conflicting statements, police said.Police were called to the Villa Avenue diner ...

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