It's got to be a little weird to be an automobile enthusiast lately, cruising about town in your aftermarket-stuffed whip is a long-standing tradition for Friday and Saturday nights in Connecticut. You might want to avoid New Haven Road in Naugatuck this weekend, they're prepared for a rumored street takeover.
The Naugatuck Police Department has issued a release warning the public about a possible large car meetup at the local Walmart parking lot on Rt.63/New Haven Road. According to the release, the Naugatuck Police have learned that a possible multi-vehicle meetup had been planned to occur in the massive parking lot of the Naugatuck Walmart at 7PM this evening - June 2, 2023. The statement goes on to say that police and the business are aware of the planned event, and officers will be there tonight for enforcement.
That's the buzzword - 'Street takeovers' - that sends shivers down your spine lately around here. With numerous reported incidents, the Meriden Police Department have issued some tips if you find yourself in the midst of one. One tip that I think everyone should know is that the FBI has established a statewide Tip Line and website where you can anonymously and confidentially provide investigators with video/photos/information related to street takeovers. That phone number is 1-800-CALL-FBI, and select the 'Connecticut Street Takeovers' option, or you can to to fbi.gov/cttakeovertips.
Both press releases mention that it is up to us, and especially parents of the participants and spectators, to curb their enthusiasm for these street takeovers. I hope it works.
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Ridgefield Playhouse Exec Shares Revealing Tales About Richards and More
The Ridgefield Playhouse and I-95 have had a longstanding and fruitful business relationship.The Playhouse, it's leadership and staff have always been welcoming to us and we like to think we've been good to them as well.
I've been doing the I-95 Morning Show for 15 years and in that time I've had so many wonderful memories in that building. We performed our Ethan and Lou 10 year Anniversary concert there, I've met countless celebrities at the Playhouse and have attended many of their shows.
Many of the top flight guests we've booked on the I-95 Morning Show have been courtesy of our association with the Playhouse. But it wasn't just the rock stars that got invited to our studio, the people behind the curtain have always been regular guests on our shows.
Jared Shahid is the new Managing Director at the Ridgefield Playhouse but not a new face to us. Ethan and I have hung with him backstage, we've had him in the studio and he and I even worked on a TV project together.
Jared is one of the best storytellers I know so we were delighted to invite him back on the show. Recently, Shahid joined us on the the I-95 Morning Show with Ethan, Lou & Dave. Whenever he comes in, he brings tickets and stories for our audience. These are some of the amazing behind the scenes tales he shared with us on Thursday (5/25/23).