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Fairfield takes steps to stop marijuana use at local park

FAIRFIELD — A town task force decided to take action after finding evidence of underage drug use at a local park. Fairfield CARES Community Coalition, a town-created task force aimed at addressing youth drug and alcohol use, recently helped get community watch signs installed at the entrances of the Mary Katona Memorial Open Space. Catherine Hazlett, the coalition's program director, said this became necessary after nearby residents repeatedly found marijuana and vaping products discarded around the open space.

Catherine Palmer Tries To Evict Another Tenant from Butler Lane Home

Weeks after an ex-husband filed to evict her from a notorious Butler Lane home, Catherine Palmer this month took steps to evict yet another tenant from the dwelling. According to a complaint filed Sept. 8 in state Superior Court, Palmer “has terminated the defendants’ right or privilege to occupy” a second-floor bedroom at 151 Butler Lane.

DEEP issues warning after moose spotted in Danbury, Newtown

DANBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — The Department of Environmental Protection (DEEP) issued a warning to motorists to watch out for moose after multiple sightings were reported in the state this week. According to DEEP, there were recent moose sightings in Danbury, Woodbury, Southbury, Newtown, and New Fairfield. DEEP believes the sightings are of the same moose. […]

Moose Spotted In Danbury

A large moose seems to have made quite a journey over the past few days, with multiple sightings in parts of Fairfield County. Meteorologist Jack Drake shared photos and videos on his Facebook page of a large moose that was spotted at the AMC movie theater in Danbury on Monday, Sept. 26.

Norwalkers protest outside City Hall

NORWALK, Conn. — A About 20 people, including some political candidates, gathered Tuesday outside City Hall in a dual protest against NPS’ planned switch to Middle School Choice and the Board of Education’s holding meetings on Zoom. In a Friday announcement about the latest “choice” development, Norwalk...

COVID-19 Cases Up 11 since Friday; State Positivity Rate 9.47%

The State Department of Public Health reported 11 more COVID-19 cases in Westport since Friday. The State positivity rate was down to 9.47% while 391 people remain hospitalized. Westport total positive or probable cases: 5,860 cases. Westport total COVID-19 Deaths: 40 deaths. State Daily Test Positivity: 9.47% [up from 10.21%]

MBTA Hopes to Lift Remaining Orange Line Slow Zones In Coming Days

The slow zones on the MBTA's Orange Line should soon be a thing of the past, the agency said Wednesday. During the recent 30-day shutdown, one of the MBTA's goals was to get rid of six slow zones on the track - at Jackson Square and Stony Brook, State and Downtown Crossing, Tufts Medical Center and Back Bay, Community College and North Station, and two zones between Assembly and Wellington along Dana Bridge.

New laws to take effect in Conn. Saturday

Several new laws will go into effect in Connecticut on October 1st. Starting on Saturday, a new law will take effect stemming from the death investigation of a woman in Bridgeport. The family of Brenda Rawls said they were never formally notified about her death by Bridgeport police. The new law requires police officers to notify a deceased person’s next of kin about the death as soon as practicable, but within 24 hours after identifying the deceased.

Pumpkin Patches in Fairfield County

I look forward to the fall months when the leaves on the trees change from green to vibrant reds and yellows. We are quickly reminded of how fast the seasons change. The fall months bring us cooler weather making outdoor family fun trips around Fairfield County enjoyable. Some of my favorite activities are visiting the farms with apple picking, hayrides, wine tasting, and pumpkins!

Would an Age Restrictive Bar Work in Danbury? They’re Doing it Out West

It's the most innovative nightlife concept I've heard in a long time, age restricted bars. I heard about this after reading a Newsweek article about an age restrictive bar in California. The place in question is called Melody Bar and Grill and they got a lot of attention recently when two patrons under the age of 30 were turned away and complained about it on social media. The two women were of legal age to drink or enter such an establishment under the eyes of the law, but not what the bar was looking for, apparently.

Sound on Sound Attendees for Saturday Show in Bridgeport Upset With Issues

UPDATE: I published the following article without getting comment from the festival organizers. I own that I made a mistake there, in an effort to publish as soon as possible. As one might imagine, the folks at Live Nation were not happy with my article. We will attempt to speak to them on the air, or get a comment. I've been told they understand there were serious issues with the execution of the Saturday concert. I've been told they addressed those issues and that the Sunday show went off without a hitch. The organizers were active reaching out to fans who spoke up and Live Nation deserved a chance to speak on these issues before I published. We will attempt to right that wrong. We consider ourselves the voice of the people on the Ethan, Lou and Large Dave Show so when our fans came to us with an overwhelming one-sided reaction to Saturday's show, I wanted to speak for them, as fast as possible.

Former Norwalk schools administrator demoted due to illness, lawsuit states

NORWALK — A former administrator for the city's public schools claims in a lawsuit that the district and Superintendent Alexandra Estrella violated the Americans with Disabilities Act. Frank Costanzo, former chief of operations for Norwalk Public Schools, claims in the lawsuit that he faced discrimination after revealing he had...