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3 arrested for COVID unemployment compensation fraud

(WFSB) - Three people were arrested in connection with the theft of more than $80,000 worth of COVID-19 unemployment assistance. Otis Paramore, 43, and Christine DeBiase, 39, of Branford, and Gloria DeBiase, 75, of Stratford, were arrested on May 10 as the result of a statewide investigation by the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney.
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Truck crashes into ambulance at Brewster highway accident site

While Brewster firefighters responded to a motor vehicle accident with injuries on Interstate 84 westbound at Exit 68 Saturday, Putnam 911 reported a second accident involving an overturned tractor trailer. In the second accident, Brewster’s ambulance was struck by a tractor trailer forcing it into the guardrail and center median.
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Man Showers Meriden Mall Shoppers With Cash

While it was a beautiful day in Connecticut on Tuesday, there was a man inside the Meriden Mall who was "making it rain." With a fist full of dollar bills, a mystery man showered cold, hard cash over the rails just before shoppers exited the mall. “All of a sudden...

New spine robot to serve as backbone for orthopedic innovations

As personalized medicine continues to garner more importance in the field of health care, orthopedic surgeons use advances in imaging technology coupled with the latest robotics capabilities to improve the likelihood of achieving successful outcomes for patients undergoing spinal surgery. The Mazor X Stealth Edition, a new surgical robot from Medtronic, is coming to the Yale New Haven Hospital, Saint Raphael Campus, and the first surgeries using this technology will be performed in May of 2022.

Beacon Hose Co. #1 SummerPalooza Food Truck and Beer fest Coming This June to Beacon Falls, CT

BEACON FALLS, CT - This year Beacon Falls CT’s Beacon Hose Company #1 has changed up their annual line up of events with adding a new and exciting SUMMER PALOOZA and Parade on June 25th, 2022. In the past they have had their annual firefighter parade followed by their carnival (which will be Oct 14 - 16 this year). This year they will throw the first annual Summer Palooza to kick off the summer and have their parade included in it. This event will bring some of Connecticut’s best food trucks, domestic and craft alcoholic beverages, family friendly games and activities, music, and of course the headliner being the 60 year tradition firemen’s parade kicking off at 6 pm. The event will open at 4 pm and closes at 10 pm. It is open to the public and there is no admission fee or tickets needed. Location: Beacon Hose Company #1 Firehouse 35 N Main St. Beacon Falls, CT.

Bronx man sentenced for his part in massive burglary ring

HARTFORD, CT — Monroe police officers joined other law enforcement agencies in an investigation, spanning from Connecticut to New York and beyond, following a break-in at the Verizon store at 464 Main St. It led to the arrest and conviction of a Bronx man for his participation in a “brazen burglary ring,” according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Cross, DESK, LEAP, Fair Haven Health ​“Earmarked” For Expansion Help

Wilbur Cross High School and three leading nonprofits are ​“earmarked” to receive federal help with planned renovations and expansions. Cross and the three nonprofits — Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen (DESK), Fair Haven Community Health Care, and the youth rec and education program LEAP — made U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro’s ​“community project funding” list for the coming year.

Bethlehem Land Trust holding concert at Bellamy-Ferriday House

BETHLEHEM — The Bethlehem Land Trust will launch its spring-summer series of free concerts May 19 at 5:30 p.m., at the 81-acre Bellamy-Ferriday Preserve in Bethlehem. Performing at the lead-off event will be singer/songwriters “Hot Acoustics”. The Southbury-based local violin-guitar duo Hot Acoustics’ diverse set list will...

Police: Teen tossed loaded gun during chase at Trumbull mall

TRUMBULL — A 17-year-old was arrested at the Westfield Trumbull Mall last week, after police say the boy dropped a loaded gun while running from officers who found a stolen SUV he had been driving. Trumbull police said officers were sent to the mall the evening of May 12...

Girls lacrosse: Top performers (May 18)

Caroline Colton, Somers: The senior scored six goals, including the equalizer in regulation and the winner in overtime, as Somers defeated RHAM 17-16 last Thursday. Jamie Anthony, a junior midfielder, scored five goals, and both Colton and Anthony have surpassed 50 goals for the season. Ella Curtiss-Reardon, Old Lyme: The...

Shelton’s Pjatak helps Mercy to Division II men’s lacrosse semifinals

Tyler Pjatak from Shelton is a short stick defensive midfielder for the top-seeded Mercy College men’s lacrosse team, which has advanced to the NCAA Division II championship semifinals. Pjatak was named second team All-East Coast Conference after the sophomore caused 15 turnovers and came up with 41 ground balls...
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20 Towns in 20 Days: Naugatuck

NAUGATUCK, CT (WFSB) – 20 Towns in 20 Days is in Naugatuck for a trip down memory lane. If you want to know what Naugatuck was like in 90s, all you need to do is find Chris Herb. He’s a 1991 graduate of Naugatuck High School. “I was...

Residents throughout Smithtown approve school budgets, vote for incumbents

Town of Smithtown residents who turned out to vote in school elections May 17 approved their district’s budgets. They also voted incumbents back in to retain their seats on the boards of education. Commack Union Free School District. The $ 214,645,326 budget for 2022-23 was passed with 2,392 votes....

RGC takes students on field trip to Binney Park

The Riverside Garden Club, working with the PTA from both North Mianus and Riverside Schools, ran a very successful field trip to Binney Park on Thursday, April 28 and Friday, April 29. Busloads of 175 fifth grade students started their adventure at 9:30 am with a scavenger hunt through Binney. Each student was provided with a sheet showing a photo of the 28 different types of plants, bushes, trees and animals that live in the park. The students were then tasked with finding each of the flora/fauna throughout their walk.

New Canaan officer faces a judge in animal cruelty case

(WTNH) – A New Canaan police officer faced a judge on Wednesday. David Rivera, 34, was arrested earlier this month on animal cruelty charges. Rivera owns Black Rock Canines in Naugatuck, which is a training facility for military and police dogs. Police say several dogs were injured or abused during their time at the facility, […]