Connecticut GOP governor candidates praise Trump’s policies; avoid criticizing his character

Each of the Republican candidates responded to the Advertiser’s question — Would you prefer a person of different moral character in the White House if all policies were equal? — when they were in New Canaan on Friday, Aug. 10, at a Meet & Greet hosted by Berkshire Hathaway New England Properties.

Health official: Complications from flu caused death of New Canaan 10-year-old boy

[UPDATED 10:39 a.m JAN. 16] The cause of the death of the 10-year-old New Canaan fourth grader was flu complicated by pneumonia followed by sepsis, according to a New Canaan health official on Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 10 a.m. A New Canaan health official reported to the Advertiser information that he received from a New York State medical examiner. “It … read more

UPDATE: Wind, snow could cause power outages tonight, tomorrow

A snowy — but plowed — South Avenue on Saturday morning, Jan. 24. (Greg Reilly photo)

Over six inches of snow and wind gusts up to 40 mph could cause power outages in southwestern Connecticut creating a dangerous situation as very cold temperatures continue. A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for Fairfield County Wednesday night through Thursday night, according to the National Weather Service at 3:40 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3. The Weather Service issued a … read more

Tropical Storm Watch dropped

The Tropical Storm Watch has been discontinued for Fairfield, Nassau, and Westchester counties, according to the National Weather Service on Monday evening, Sept. 18. The Tropical Storm Watch remains in effect for eastern Long Island and southeast Connecticut. The Weather Service’s update on Hurricane Jose states the storm “will continue to track slowly north through the western Atlantic waters through … read more

Tropical Storm Watch in effect for southern Connecticut

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Long Island, southern Westchester, and coastal and southeast Connecticut, according to the National Weather Service at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17. Hurricane Jose was about 650 miles south-southeast of New York City and due east of South Carolina. The Weather service predicts that Hurricane Jose will track northward through the western Atlantic … read more

Winds, rain from Jose possible here Tuesday / Wednesday

There is a chance for strong gusty winds and heavy rain in Fairfield County Tuesday into Wednesday next week related to Hurricane Jose, which is in the Atlantic Ocean headed north toward Bermuda. Jose, with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph as of Saturday 8 a.m., is forecasted to lift north towards Long Island through early next week, according to the National … read more

UPDATED: New Canaan resident Mike Handler running for governor

[Updated 12:20 p.m. July 18] New Canaan resident Michael E. Handler is a Republican candidate for governor of the state of Connecticut.  Handler, currently the director of administration for the City of Stamford and volunteer director of the Office of Emergency Management for the Town of New Canaan, announced on July 18 that his filing of a candidate committee has … read more