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Jonathan Sackler, co-owner of Purdue Pharma, dies

Jul. 6, 2020 1:31 PM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Jonathan Sackler, one of the owners of OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, has died, the company confirmed. Sackler died June 30, according to a court filing. He was 65 and the cause of death was cancer. He was the son of Raymond Sackler, one the brothers who bought drug company Purdue...

2 men charged in 1993 killing of Bridgeport diner custodian

Jul. 3, 2020 3:06 PM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut police have arrested two men in connection with the fatal shooting of a 77-year-old restaurant custodian whose killing had gone unsolved for 27 years. Bridgeport police said Danarius Dukes was apprehended Thursday in Stamford, and authorities announced Friday that...

White man called police on Black and Hispanic men at marina

Jun. 29, 2020 9:55 AM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A video showing a white man calling the police on a group of Black and Hispanic men in Connecticut has prompted a police investigation and is drawing comparisons to a similar incident in New York’s Central Park last month. Stamford police identified the white man as city...

Malls part of a $3.6B sale that fell apart due to pandemic

Jun. 10, 2020 12:22 PM EDT

Following is a list of malls that were part of a $3.6 billion deal between The Simon Property Group and Taubman Realty. That deal has fallen apart as the coronavirus pandemic rattles the retail sector, particularly malls. Beverly Center - Los Angeles, California Cherry Creek Shopping Center - Denver, Colorado...

In this Thursday, May 28, 2020, photo, Tom Cummings waits in his car as volunteers place groceries in the trunk during a food distribution drive sponsored by Island Harvest Food Bank in Valley Stream, N.Y.  The Valley Stream stream donations were just one of many events Island Harvest has conducted throughout the area recently. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

'Respect them': Even in wealthy areas, food bank demand high

Jun. 5, 2020 9:48 AM EDT

VALLEY STREAM, N.Y. (AP) — One was a nurse, another a retiree. Others had recently lost jobs with an insurance company and a country club. On a humid day last week, in the parking lot of this Long Island town’s largest park, they had a common bond. Each was making their first visit to a food bank...

Patrons enjoy lunch on the patio of the Crab Shell restaurant, Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in Stamford, Conn. Restaurants can begin offering service in outdoor dining areas Wednesday as part of the first phase of Connecticut's statewide reopening, including in hard-hit Fairfield County on the New York state line. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

'It's awesome.' Outdoor dining returns in Connecticut

May. 20, 2020 5:55 PM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — For the first time in two months, customers dined outdoors at restaurants under a warm spring sun Wednesday across Connecticut as the state began a lengthy process of easing restrictions meant to combat the spread of the coronavirus. At the Crab Shell Restaurant on the waterfront in...

Boaters rescue 2 adults, 2 kids after kayaks capsize

May. 19, 2020 8:49 PM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Two adults and two children were rescued from their capsized kayaks off the Connecticut coast in a spot where a man drowned three weeks prior. Civilian boaters rescued a group of people Monday night off Wallacks Point in Stamford after hearing a radio distress call, the Stamford...

FILE - In this April 22, 2013, file photo, Leonard Levitt, author of the book

Len Levitt, reporter who dug into Moxley case, dies at 79

May. 18, 2020 6:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Leonard Levitt, a longtime New York City crime reporter known for his incisive writing on the inner workings of policing and dogged coverage that helped re-open the investigation into the Connecticut killing of Martha Moxley, has died at 79. Levitt died Monday at his Stamford, Connecticut,...

NBC Sports announcers taking pay cuts until end of year

May. 14, 2020 4:30 PM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — NBC’s on-air personalities are taking a pay cut through the rest of the year because of the coronavirus pandemic. NBC Sports Group President Pete Bevacqua said in a statement that the pay cuts are voluntary. “Our on-air personalities reached out to see how they could...

FILE - This Jan. 3, 1984 file photo shows John Macurdy as Radames after a performance of Giuseppe Verdi's

John Macurdy, bass who sang 1,001 times at Met, dies at 91

May. 13, 2020 9:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — John Macurdy, a bass who sang 1,001 performances at the Metropolitan Opera over four decades and created characters in notable world premieres, has died at 91, his wife said Wednesday. Macurdy died of natural causes on May 7 in Stamford, Connecticut, Justine Macurdy said. His career...