Recreational marijuana in Connecticut: West Conn to host panel April 4

Western Connecticut State University’s Justice and Law Society, together with the Ancell School of Business, will co-sponsor a panel discussion — Pros and Cons of Legalizing Recreational Marijuana in Connecticut — 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, in the Ballroom of the Campus Center on the university’s Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. Panelists will include CT Association of Prevention Professionals (CAPP) Executive Director, … read more

Report suggests fire chief was intoxicated at scene of Fox Hill blaze

A document suggesting that former fire chief Kevin Tappe appeared to be intoxicated at a late Saturday night fire scene has been released by the town, ending a Freedom of Information lawsuit seeking information about the town’s investigation of what was described as “a violation of town policy.” The investigation was cut short by Tappe’s retirement Jan. 4 — which … read more

‘Brief’ traffic tie-ups on 35 next week

Only “brief interruptions to traffic” are expected at the Route 35 bridge project by the Fox Hill condominiums next week, Monday March 27 to Friday March 31, according to the state Department of Transportation (DOT). An e-mail to town officials from the DOT’s Ryan Wodjenski on Friday, March 24, said the project contractor, Baier Construction, was anticipating only the “brief … read more

Police log: Bad checks arrest

A Wilridge Road man was released into the custody of the Westport Police Department Friday, March 17, and arrested for writing two bad checks to a local construction company — O&G Industries — in October 2015. Capt. Jeff Kreitz said that Michael Connors, 36, came to Ridgefield police headquarters to get his fingerprints for new employment. Kreitz told The Press … read more

Editorial: All for one and one for …

The issue of a combined police and fire headquarters isn’t new to town, but this week it came to a head with the Police Commission presenting a case for why the two departments needed separate structures. Among the reasons given to the selectmen: juveniles, domestic violence, sexual assaults, and court mandates. Basically, police need their privacy. And that’s a fine … read more

No reason to share: Police reject idea for multi-purpose station

A combined police and fire station — opposed by an unwavering deployment of police officials Monday night — is a concept the selectmen still want to study. The capital budget approved by the selectmen Tuesday night includes $65,000 for study of a combined public safety administration building that would serve both departments. “If we’re going to hire a consultant to … read more

Connecticut U.S. Attorney Deirdre M. Daly resigns

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, resigned on Friday, March 10, effectively immediately. Daly was nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut on March 13, 2014. She was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on May 21, 2014, and was sworn in on May 28, 2014. She … read more

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