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When it comes to acrylic pour painting, there's more than one way to go with the flow: https://trib.al/4z9FKXj


As the name suggest, pour painting involves pouring rather than brushing paint onto a canvas to create swirling, abstract designs. Not only are there many techniques for applying the paint - puddle pour, dirty pour, flip cup, swipe - but also many recipes for producing a fluid mixture that will gl...
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The conventional wisdom for car buyers is to skip the dealership's new vehicles and instead opt for lightly used models. But there are exceptions: https://trib.al/ETake08

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Norwalk considers fracking ban as state grapples with issue https://trib.al/ciZtmNa

NORWALK - Moments before the 2014 state legislative session came to an end - closing the books on all bills that had not come to a vote - state Rep. Jonathan Steinberg was on the edge of his seat. The clock was ticking toward midnight, and Connecticut's stance toward fracking waste had yet to be dec...
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After 16 years in Wilton, $8B buyout for Blue Buffalo https://trib.al/cBkiWpc

In a stunning exit for a homegrown Connecticut company, Blue Buffalo Pet Products is taking an $8 billion buyout from food giant General Mills just 16 years after its launch, while maintaining its Wilton headquarters office as a division of the food giant. Created in 2002 by Bill Bishop Sr. and his....
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President Trump joked about his infamous hair during a speech at the Conservative Political Actions Conference that touched on everything from the economy to tax reform and healthcare.


"I try like hell to hide the bald spot, folks," Trump said while looking himself at large video boards. "It doesn't look bad."
The moment came in a wild speech where Trump touted many of his accomplishments on the economy, tax reform, and healthcare.


President Donald Trump on Friday turned t...
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Norwalk BoE approves new summer program https://trib.al/yWAJrQm

NORWALK - Many students tend to lose or forget skills they learn during the school year in the summer. To minimize this so-called "summer slide," two Norwalk elementary schools will have a new six-week summer program that aims to close the literacy gap among students by coaching teachers, training p...
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The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge went viral. Now, One Westport family's hot pepper challenge is challenging participants to eat a hot pepper or donate $100 to ALS research:

WESTPORT - On Oct. 18, Patty Haberstroh got news no person hopes to receive in her lifetime. She was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, colloquially known as Lou Gehrig's disease, a neuromuscular degenerative illness that causes muscle atrophy and the eventual loss of all voluntary muscle...
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A second Russian athlete failed a doping test at the Pyeongchang Games, a day before the International Olympic Committee's executive board is to decide whether to reinstate the country for Sunday's closing ceremony.


Russian Bobsled Federation President Alexander Zubkov told The Associated Press on Friday that a drug-test sample given by Nadezhda Sergeeva on Sunday was positive.
The Russian delegation said in a statement the substance was trimetazidine, a medication used to treat angina. It affects metabolism...
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A New York man has pleaded guilty to his role in a scheme that defrauded at least a dozen people who thought they were investing in a yacht sharing club.


Federal prosecutors in Connecticut say 43-year-old Thomas Heaphy Jr., of East Moriches, New York, pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud.
Authorities say Heaphy and another person told investors their money would be used to develop and fund the Waters Club, a membersh...
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Saturday’s high school schedule https://trib.al/jR53jry

All games start at 7 unless noted Boys basketball FCIAC quarterfinals at Warde No. 1 Ridgefield vs. No. 8 Norwalk Girls basketball Class LL, L, M qualifying round Gymnastics Class L, M championships at Pomperaug, times TBA Wrestling State Open at Floyd Little Athletic Center, 9 a.m.
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Designed specifically for children, a new swimming school will be opening its first Connecticut location at the former Continental Manor Catering Hall, 112 Main St., where construction has just broken ground.

NORWALK - Students at Brookside Elementary School gaped and waved as Mark Pizzi of Trumbull, dressed as a goldfish with a bulbous head, stepped into the gym.

"Bubbles!" they whispered to one another excitedly.

Pizzi was kicking off the start of a tour of short presentations around Norwalk and ...
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U.S. companies are taking a closer look at investments, co-branding deals and other ties to the gun industry and the NRA after the latest school massacre.


Petitions are circulating online targeting companies that offer discounts to NRA members on its website. #BoycottNRA is trending on Twitter.
Members of the NRA have access to special offers from partner companies on its website, ranging from life insurance to wine clubs. For a second consecutive ...
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BREAKING: The White House is on lockdown after a passenger vehicle struck a security barrier. https://trib.al/QiVttSS


The U.S. Secret Service tweets that the vehicle "did not breach the security barrier of the White House complex."
The agency adds that the female driver of the vehicle was "immediately apprehended."
Witnesses saw a commotion on the White House grounds as security officers responded.
President D...
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Wilton police have made their second arrest in an October jewelry theft that saw more than $21,000 of jewelry stolen from a retailer in town:



Erika Santa, 32, was transported to the Wilton Police Department on Thursday, Feb. 22 for her connection to the theft of Campus Jewelers at 5 River Road in Wilton on the afternoon of Oct. 18. She was originally picked up near her home in Jamaica, N.Y., by members of the NYPD and Nassau County Po...
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March ushers in a new season and a whole new crop of movies and TV shows to stream online: