HAN: Connecticut News, August 11, 2016

Armed robberies in Milford, Shelton, Ridgefield photog in Rio, front page news, more

Coffee Break, HAN’s daily Connecticut news show, airs weekday mornings at 11 a.m. at live.HAN.Network, and is hosted by Kate Czaplinski. You can watch it on-demand later or see video below.

Along with news from across Fairfield County and the rest of Connecticut, Kate is joined by Frank Granito with sports and weather, and Donald Eng with a look back in history. HAN Editorial Director John Kovach also stops by to take a look at the front pages of all the HAN Network newspapers, on newsstands Thursday morning.

Below are some of the headlines we are following on Thursday, Aug 11:

Milford police are looking for an armed robber they said robbed two men in downtown Milford yesterday.

Shelton Police are investigating reports of an armed robbery that took place Wednesday afternoon on Bridgeport Ave. in the area of the Avalon Condominiums.  

Some Aquarion customers in southern Darien may be experiencing an earthy taste or odor in their water, according to Aquarion. This issue is caused by algae in the North Stamford reservoir, according to Aquarion spokesman Peter Fazekas.

A man accused of being a wholesale dealer of marijuana and marijuana wax is facing several charges after his arrest by Stratford Police.

Hearst CT Media reports that The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down in North Haven on Wednesday afternoon at about 1:30.

The state of Connecticut will again hold its tax-free week from Aug. 21 to Aug. 27. Any clothing item or pair of shoes under $100 will be sales tax exempt if purchased locally.

It may be August and the dog days of summer, but the silly season has already struck Easton.

A tiny beetle has been released experimentally in Monroe’s Webb Mountain Park in a biological control designed to attack another insect ravaging Connecticut’s hemlock trees.

The New Canaan Board of Finance, After seeing a presentation of photographs showing that structural columns in the former Outback building have shifted and fractured and are infested with woodboring beetles, and after hearing that hurricane winds could possibly cause the building to collapse approved allocating $75,000 from contingency funds for the Building Department and issued a statement “strongly discouraging” any Town body from spending any money to explore alternative uses of the building.

Thanks in part to a grant, the Coley Farm House on the Weston Historical Society property received a new wood-shingled roof.

Ridgefield photographer Joe McNally has begun his assignment for Sports Illustrated to cover the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

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