Election Results, Famous Cheesecakes Top The Week's News In Bridgeport

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Here's a look at the top stories from Fairfield County in the past week.

State Sens. Ed Gomes and Marilyn Moore chat with U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy outside Bridgeport's Wilbur Cross School during voting on Tuesday.
State Sens. Ed Gomes and Marilyn Moore chat with U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy outside Bridgeport's Wilbur Cross School during voting on Tuesday. Photo Credit: Meredith Guinness

Donald Trump won the election to become the 45th president. But in Fairfield County, only seven of the 23 towns had a majority of voters cast ballots for the Republican winner. 

Every seat was also up for election in the State House and State Senate, click on your town for results: BethelBridgeport, BrookfieldDarien, DanburyEaston, Fairfield, GreenwichMonroe, New Canaan, New FairfieldNewtownNorwalkRedding, Ridgefield, ShermanShelton, StamfordStratford, Trumbull, Weston, Westport and Wilton

Also winning re-election on Tuesday were U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal as well as U.S. Reps. Jim Himes, Elizabeth Esty and Rosa DeLauro, all Democrats. 

A Fairfield police officer was justified in using deadly force to shoot and kill a local man who was coming after officers with a 10-inch knife after attacking his family, the state's top prosecutor ruled. 

Trumbull's Tom Ginis is best known for one thing — his cheesecakes. He heads up Poppy’s Cheesecake, a Bridgeport-based kitchen serving up the traditional New York-style treat to restaurants, hotels, country clubs and specialty markets.

A math professor from Monroe went out and bought a winning Powerball ticket in Shelton after teaching a lesson in probability and odds by using the lottery as an example.

Organizers ran out of T-shirts as a record number of runners — 3,500 — turned out for the Vicki Soto 5K to honor the teacher from Stratford who was slain the Sandy Hook School massacre. 

Al DiGuido of Westport is famous for his Saugatuck Sweets candy shops and for his charitable group, Al's Angels

A 23-year-old man from Long Island who died in a rollover crash on Route 7 in Brookfield was heading home to vote when the overnight accident occurred.

Local musician Andy Schlesinger is organizing the second annual Wilton Rocks for Food, a fundraising concert to benefit the Wilton Food Pantry.

Skating fans can enjoy two new sheets of ice as the city of Norwalk officially opened the Rinks at Veterans Park.

Five teenagers and an 11-year-old were arrested after an incident involving rowdy behavior — and spitting in the face of a security guard — at the Stamford Town Center, police said.

City and school officials promised new safety improvements will be in place at Stamford High beginning Monday after the tragic death of a student killed while crossing the street last weekend.

A 61-year-old Darien man was convicted of defrauding banks and the USDA of more than $25 million in a scheme involving a loan guarantee program.

Actor Robert Vaughn, a longtime Ridgefield resident, died after a battle with acute leukemia. He was 83. 

When the kids in the Greek Orthodox Youth Association created care packages of goodies for every member of the Danbury police force, they included one special bit of candy — Life Savers.

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