UConn goes for its third NCAA title Monday night when it plays Butler in the championship game in Houston. As the Huskies get ready to take on the Bulldogs, what are your thoughts, Fairfield County? Where do you plan to watch the game? What are your remembrances of the past two championship games? What's the best place for UConn grads to gather to tune in? What's your feeling, UConn alums? Are you having trouble concentrating at work as your team gets ready to play?
Join your neighbors in discussing the big game!
Several of America’s wealthiest residents live in Greenwich, the town farthest south in Fairfield County, according to the latest Forbes Magazine list of the world’s richest people.
Steve Cohen, a hedge fund manager worth approximately $8 billion, resides in Greenwich. He is tied for 114th on the latest Forbes list. The list does not end there. Greenwich resident Ray Dalio, who also works with hedge funds, is worth an estimated $6 billion. Investor Edward Lampert, worth $3.6 billion, also calls Greenwich home. So do Paul Tudor Jones, currently worth $3.3 billion,
With a flood warning issued Monday for Fairfield County, Main Street Connect wants to know how you are being affected. Send photos, videos and stories to us and we will put them on your town’s site to share with your neighbors.
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Update, 7:40 a.m.: A flood warning for Fairfield County has been extended to 1:45 p.m., Monday due to lingering rainfall and melting snow at the headwaters of local rivers.
Torrential, day-long rains Sunday made travel frustrating and caused the National Weather Service to warn Fairfield County residents of flooding in urban areas and around small streams.
A flood warning issued for Stamford, Norwalk and New Canaan expires at 1:45 a.m., Monday. A flood watch will remain in effect for Fairfield County until 6 a.m. During heavy rain, motorists should not try to cross
Can you hear me now? It's a common phrase many of us hear ourselves saying. Wireless providers in Fairfield County say that because of increasing demands, they are expanding their networks as quickly as possible.
"Verizon Wireless introduced 3G to Fairfield County back in 2007, and today broadcasts a 3G signal from every site throughout the state," said Michael Murphy, New England Region spokesman for Verizon Wireless. "In the past 18 months, we've expanded network coverage and capacity throughout Fairfield County, and increased coverage by adding new sites in Greenwich, Bridgeport
U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, who represents most of Fairfield County, sat with two Democrats at Tuesday’s politically mixed State of the Union speech, but says President Obama “extended a hand” to Republicans.
“I represent a swing district, a moderate district,” Himes said in an interview after the speech Tuesday night. “What he was saying spoke to me. If I was an extremist from either side, I would be less excited by what he said.”
Himes had harsher words for the Republican response delivered by Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan.
Don’t put those shovels away just yet, Fairfield County. It looks like even more of the white stuff is on the way.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for this area beginning Wednesday afternoon, and lower Fairfield County could see another 5 to 9 inches of snow on the ground by Thursday morning, according to forecasts.
Ross Dickman, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said the storm watch could be upgraded to a storm warning later Tuesday afternoon or overnight Wednesday. Although the storm is predicted to start with rain and
Many travelers have found themselves stuck in Fairfield County because of the delays and cancellations caused by the snowy, windy weather in the past few days. Natasha Palmroth of Boston was in the middle of her trip home from her parent's home in Pennsylvania when she learned her Amtrak train had been delayed in Stamford. Palmroth, hoping to get home soon, tried to remain positive when she learned her 6:30 p.m. train Monday would be at least 45 minutes late.
"It's not so bad yet, but we'll see what time my train gets here," Palmroth said at 6 p.m. as she waited for her train.
With the holiday season nearly upon us, Family Centers is looking forward to its 18th annual Hope Lights Lives fund-raiser and is asking Fairfield County residents to participate in its luminary project. The event culminates with the entire county lighting luminaries on Dec. 12. Proceeds will go to the Center for HOPE and the Den for Grieving Kids.
"I've been working on the luminary project for the past five years," said Corinne Chelednik of Hoffman Landscapes in Wilton, "and it's the charity closest to our hearts. I feel honored to be a part of it." Hoffman has been working
The Connecticut Public Transportation Commission wants to hear Fairfield County residents and officials' views on public transportation at a hearing in Stamford on Tuesday, Oct. 5. Commissioner Gail Lavielle said the hearing will help planners set priorities.
"We hope that residents from communities throughout our area will provide comments about mass transit developments in progress, as well as priorities for the future, so we can ensure they are taken into account in policy decisions at the state level," Lavielle said in a press release.
The CPTC said it welcomes comments
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