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  1. Westport Firefighters Provide Coverage During Fairfield Warehouse BlazeRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Westport Daily Voice

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- All on-duty Fairfield firefighters were called in to battle a blaze Tuesday night in multiple warehouses at the former site of Fairfield Lumber at the end of Thorpe Street, working past 10:45 p.m. to put out hot spots.


  2. Margaret L. (Lane) Quinlan, 90, Of BridgeportRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 29 | The Westport Daily Voice

    She attended local schools in Norwalk and graduated from Norwalk High School and Central Connecticut State University. She resided in Westport for more than 50 years before moving to the Watermark.


  3. Westport Women's League Awards $10,000 Grant To Caroline HouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 28 | The Westport Daily Voice

    The Westport Young Women's League announced Caroline House, an education center specializing in helping young women and children in Bridgeport, was awarded the organization's $10,000 Super Grant. Caroline House has helped more than 1,400 women and children since the School Sisters of Notre Dame opened the center in 1995.


  4. Metro-North Train Hits, Kills Man On Tracks Near Fairfield Metro StationRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 27 | The Westport Daily Voice

    Train passenger Fred Shepard sent this photo via Twitter of police on the train tracks just east of the Fairfield Metro station. Updated: FAIRFIELD, Conn.


  5. Concours d'Caffeine Brings Together Classic Cars With A Cup Of CoffeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | The Westport Daily Voice

    Westporter Paul Newman raced this 1992 Chevrolet Camaro in Sports Car Club of America Trans Am series in the early '90s. The Trumbull features a hood ornament with the Lusitania, as Isaac Trumbull was a passenger on the ill-fated ship.


  6. Westport Police: Women Tried To Hide Shoplifted Items Inside OttomanRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 11 | The Westport Daily Voice

    Two women were arrested at a Home Goods store in Westport after police said they tried to steal merchandise by hiding it inside an ottoman. Shenice Green, 28, of Bridgeport, and Mierieke Blackwood, 28, of the Bronx, N.Y., were each charged with sixth-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny.


  7. Church Rector Shares Story Of Helping The Needy At Westport Sunrise RotaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 11 | The Westport Daily Voice

    St. John's Episcopal Church was established in 1707 as an Anglican congregation and moved to Bridgeport with the city's founding in 1801 - making it among the oldest congregations in Connecticut, and the oldest church in the city. Once once home to the city's most prominent families, St. John's now "is actively involved with the poor in our community," its rector, the Rev.


  8. One Killed In Rollover On I-95 In Fairfield; Two Pulled From WreckageRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 5 | The Westport Daily Voice

    One person who was thrown from the car was killed and two others were pulled from the wreckage of an overnight rollover crash on northbound I-95 in Fairfield, according to the Fairfield Fire Department. AMR Ambulance was first to arrive at the scene and notified the Fire Department that two victims were trapped inside the vehicle and needed to be extricated, according to Assistant Fire Chief George Gomola.


  9. Bridgeport Pair Charged In 2014 Westport Home BurglaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2015 | The Westport Daily Voice

    Westport police arrested two Bridgeport residents in connection with the burglary of a Riverfield Drive home last July in which a large amount of jewelry was taken. Edward Santos, 24, and Raisa Santos, 22, were each charged first-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit first-degree larceny.


  10. Bridgeport Woman Charged In Theft Of Jewelry From Westport HomeRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2015 | The Westport Daily Voice

    A Bridgeport woman was arrested on a warrant in court Wednesday in connection with a home burglary in Westport back in July 2014 in which a large amount of jewelry was stolen, police said. Westport police officers went to Bridgeport Superior Court on Wednesday, to serve an arrest warrant on Raisa Santos, 22, police said.


  11. Missing Bridgeport Woman Identified, Died Of 'Homicidal Violence'Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 8, 2015 | The Westport Daily Voice

    The human remains found Monday in Stratford have been positively identified as Minnie Lincoln, a 57-year-old Bridgeport woman who went missing last month, according to NBC Connecticut . Hours after the grisly discovery, a person of interest in her disappearance committed suicide in his Stratford home, said Bridgeport police spokesman William Kaempffer.


  12. Westport Police Bust Driver, Seize $30K Worth Of Pot IngredientRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 2, 2015 | The Westport Daily Voice

    A Westport police K9 uncovered nearly 400 grams of highly concentrated THC -- the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana -- in two mason jars during a motor vehicle stop, police said. A Westport officer stopped Celso Valle, 49, of Bridgeport, near the Fairfield town line at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, according to police.


  13. Westport Women Help Underserved Children By Creating New PreschoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2015 | The Westport Daily Voice

    Two women who saw a need to expand preschool opportunities to underserved youngsters in Bridgeport brought their inspirational story to the Westport Sunrise Rotary Club. When she was a teacher and administrator at Greens Farms Academy in Westport, Patti Lewis performed developmental assessments for 4-year-old kindergarten applicants.


  14. Former Westport Chef Honored With James Beard Humanitarian AwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 26, 2015 | The Westport Daily Voice

    Michel Nischan, an acclaimed leader in the sustainable food movement and a Fairfield resident, has been named a recipient of the 2015 James Beard Foundation Humanitarian of the Year award. This prestigious honor is given to an individual or organization whose work in the realm of food has improved the lives of others and benefited society at large.


  15. Bridgeport Police ID 32-Year-Old Store Clerk As Homicide VictimRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2015 | The Westport Daily Voice

    A 32-year-old Bridgeport man was identified by police as the victim in a robbery turned homicide Wednesday morning at a Bridgeport convenience store, according to the Connecticut Post . Hakeem Joseph was shot several times in the torso at the T. Market at 1482 Reservoir Ave. and was pronounced dead at St. Vincent's Medical Center shortly after 8 a.m., William Kaempffer, the Bridgeport police spokesman, told the Post.


  16. John Izzo, 71, Former Westport SelectmanRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2015 | The Westport Daily Voice

    He owned Arrow Express Inc. couriers in Bridgeport, invented the Bikers Delight Signal Light, and was a former Westport selectman. He was a Staples High School graduate, Class of 1961, and received his associate's degree from Norwalk Community College.


  17. Westport's Sunrise Rotary Honors Staples Senior For ServiceRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2015 | The Westport Daily Voice

    Sunrise Rotary of Westport recently named Staples High School senior Hannah Malowitz its March Student of the Month for achievements as a volunteer that read like the menu for Rotary International's motto: Service Above Self. Malowitz is a four-year member of Staples' Interact club, Rotary's high school service club, and this year served as its president.


  18. Bitter Cold To Continue As Fairfield County Temps Hit Record LowsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2015 | The Westport Daily Voice

    DANBURY, Conn. Fairfield County has been seeing record-breaking cold temperatures this month, and the frigid weather is likely to continue well into March.


  19. Westport Police Make Arrest In Death Of Bridgeport Man Found In RoadRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 20, 2015 | The Westport Daily Voice

    Westport Police arrested an Easton man in connection to the death of a Bridgeport man last year, according to John Lahey, 39, is facing charges of tampering with evidence, interfering with an officer and breach of peace, all of which stem from the death of Sandokan Kayan Harrell, whose body was found on Partrick Road last November.


  20. Westport Police Search For Suspect In Armed Robbery Of MotoristRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2015 | The Westport Daily Voice

    Westport police are searching for a suspect in an armed robbery of a motorist that occurred Monday night, Feb. 16, at Kings Highway North and Woodside Avenue. At about 6:30 p.m., Westport Police responded to a report that a motorist had been cut off by a possibly dark blue or black Volkswagen and robbed at gunpoint inside his car, according to a Westport Police Department press release.


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