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Darien Girl Scout Honored: Started Book Club for People with Special Needs

Darien Girl Scout Honored: Started Book Club for People with Special Needs

Darien Girl Scout Helene Collins has been awarded Girl Scouts' highest honor for forming a book group for special needs people in Darien.
West Haven Councilman, Charged with New Canaan Theft, Wants Jury Trial

West Haven Councilman, Charged with New Canaan Theft, Wants Jury Trial

New Canaan police say a West Haven City Council member who worked at the Chase Bank branch in town stole $172,000 from two bank accounts. Now he wants a trial.
Report Recommends Fixes for Norwalk River RR Bridge

Report Recommends Fixes for Norwalk River RR Bridge

Sometimes the Walk Bridge carrying the New Haven Line over the Norwalk River works and sometimes it doesn't: A new report has recommendations to fix that.
13 More Awesome Ways Residents Help Build Communities

13 More Awesome Ways Residents Help Build Communities

Patch readers told us who the "Everyday Inspirations" in their communities are, and we're sharing their stories and the work they've done locally.
Masked Burglar Causes Woman to Flee Darien Home

Masked Burglar Causes Woman to Flee Darien Home

Darien and Stamford police are working together to see if burglaries in nearby areas of both communities have been committed by the same person or persons.
79 Million Adults Have This Virus, Should Your Kid Get the Vaccine?

79 Million Adults Have This Virus, Should Your Kid Get the Vaccine?

You can't get rid of HPV once you get it (usually it's sexually transmitted), but those aged 26 and under can avoid it by getting a vaccine. Should your child get it?
Investment Banker Receives 2-Year Jail Sentence, $1.75 Million Fine

Investment Banker Receives 2-Year Jail Sentence, $1.75 Million Fine

Stamford investment banker Jessie Litvak pleaded guilty to defrauding dozens of victims resulting in more than $6 million in losses to investors, according to federal prosecutors.
11 Years After 'Heaven,' What Life is Like for the Burpo Family

11 Years After 'Heaven,' What Life is Like for the Burpo Family

The movie, in stores July 22, is about a real-life boy who says he went to Heaven and met Jesus during surgery. We spoke with the family behind the film about how it can help start a discuss
Free Electronic Tracker Available for Darien Elderly Who May Wander

Free Electronic Tracker Available for Darien Elderly Who May Wander

For an elderly person who wanders off, this could be a life saver, and the equipment is called "Project Lifesaver," now available for free to Darien elderly residents.
Stamford Woman Fatally Injured When Struck by SUV

Stamford Woman Fatally Injured When Struck by SUV

Stamford Police are seeking witnesses to the lunch-time accident on Summer Street that took the life of a city resident.
Police: Magazine Solicitor Tried to Steal from Two Homes

Police: Magazine Solicitor Tried to Steal from Two Homes

Lock your doors: Magazine solicitors are in town. Police said this one tried to make off with digital devices — a laptop in one home and an iPad in another.
Cops: Hudson Valley Man Used Drone to Peep into Windows

Cops: Hudson Valley Man Used Drone to Peep into Windows

David Beesmer, who lives in the Hudson Valley, reportedly enjoys droning so much he spent $1,300 on a personal one.
Former New Canaan High Catcher Curt Casali Called up to Tampa Bay Rays

Former New Canaan High Catcher Curt Casali Called up to Tampa Bay Rays

Curt Casali, of New Canaan High's Class of 2007, joins the Tampa Bay Rays.
24 Amazing Ways Residents Inspire Their Communities

24 Amazing Ways Residents Inspire Their Communities

Patch readers told us who the "Everyday Inspirations" in their communities are, and we're sharing their stories and the work they've done locally.
Norwalk Police Seek Public's Help in Identifying Bank Robber

Norwalk Police Seek Public's Help in Identifying Bank Robber

Norwalk police ask you to call Detective Imparato at 203-854-3190 or the Detective Bureau at 203-854-3011 if you've seen the man in these pictures or know who he is, He's a suspect in a bank
Teacher from Norwalk Accused of Sexual Encounters with Student

Teacher from Norwalk Accused of Sexual Encounters with Student

The teacher reportedly threatened to fail the Stamford High School student if he didn't continue sexual encounters.
Man Robs First County Bank on Westport Avenue

Man Robs First County Bank on Westport Avenue

Norwalk Police say the lone robber passed a note to a bank employee and fled with an undetermined amount of cash Thursday.
5-Year Sentence for Felon with Ties to Norwalk & Gun in Waistband

5-Year Sentence for Felon with Ties to Norwalk & Gun in Waistband

Norwalk police assisted in an arrest of a felon found to have a gun on him on Interstate 95. Now the man's been sentenced to five years in prison.