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  1. Greenwich-Born Captain Joseph A. Macri, U.S. Coast Guard, 94

    Greenwich-Born Captain Joseph A. Macri, U.S. Coast Guard, 94

    Captain Joseph A Macri,  U.S. Coast Guard, Retired, died April 10 of natural causes. He was born in Greenwich on August 25, 1924. He was preceded in death by his wife Marie and is survived by sons Joseph (Chris) and Michael (Jan) and daughters Susan Tucker, Catherine Fleming (David) and Theresa Fusetti (Ron) and their families. Captain Macri was a parishioner of St. ...

  2. Fairfield Native Elliot Herman Helps Final Four-Bound UConn Women Make NCAA History

    Fairfield Native Elliot Herman Helps Final Four-Bound UConn Women Make NCAA History

    The UConn women's basketball team will make history with an NCAA record 12th consecutive Final Four appearance when it faces Notre Dame on Friday night, April 5.That’s two more than John Wooden’s UCLA men's teams managed. So many people share in this moment and hope for an unprecedented 12th title in a span of only 25 years. Among them is Fairfield native Elliot Herman.The ...

  3. Southport’s Peter Antonucci Pens Novel Showcasing Lifestyles Of The Rich And More Rich At Sea

    Southport’s Peter Antonucci Pens Novel Showcasing Lifestyles Of The Rich And More Rich At Sea

    There’s the one percent. And then there’s the one percent of the one percent. Southport resident Peter Antonucci–that is when he’s not at sea–taps into the zeitgeist of today’s uber-rich in his new novel, the first of a planned trilogy, Billionaire’s Paradise: Ecstasy at Sea.Writers are told to write about what they know. Antonucci, originally from New York City, happens to know about ...

  4. A Life Well-Lived: Mary E. "Polly" McDermott, 87, Of Chappaqua, Weston

    A Life Well-Lived: Mary E. "Polly" McDermott, 87, Of Chappaqua, Weston

    Mary E. McDermott, known to everyone as “Polly,” died peacefully with her daughters at her side at the age of 87 on Feb. 27, 2019 at Broad Creek Care Center in Hilton Head, SC. She is survived by her two daughters, Megan McDermott (Steven Schafer) and Morna McDermott McNulty (Leonard), and four grandchildren: Merrill Hersam, Maren Hersam, Conor McNulty and Molly McNulty.Polly was born ...

  5. Forget The Little Doggie In The Window: PAWS Dogs Need Homes

    Forget The Little Doggie In The Window: PAWS Dogs Need Homes

    How many times have you clicked on that Facebook post about a dog’s sad existence transformed into familial bliss? The stories touch our hearts and inspire some to cuddle their own pets and others to go out and fill their home with furry love. PAWS (Pet Animal Welfare Society) in Norwalk, a no-kill shelter founded in 1962, typically has 15 to 16 dogs available for adoption at any ...

  6. Former CT High School Standouts Playing Key Roles In NCAA Tournament

    Former CT High School Standouts Playing Key Roles In NCAA Tournament

    There may be no Connecticut Huskies in this year’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, but there are still plenty of ballers in the Field of 68 that call the Nutmeg State home. Most notable of the players is Steven Enoch, a redshirt junior on the Louisville Cardinals. Enoch, a native of Norwalk, actually played his first two years of collegiate hoops with UConn before ...

  7. Brookfield's CULTEC Brings NHL's Fleury to Ridgefield Playhouse VWMFF Fundraiser

    Brookfield's CULTEC Brings NHL's Fleury to Ridgefield Playhouse VWMFF Fundraiser

    Former NHL All-Star Theo Fleury enthralled visitors as the headlining motivational speaker to help raise money for medical research of an extremely rare brain disease during a recent visit to the Ridgefield Playhouse on Rare Disease Day.Fleury spoke about his struggles with addiction and mental health associated with physical abuse at the hands of a former youth hockey coach in Canada. ...

  8. Find Your Purr-fect Companion At PAWS In Norwalk

    Find Your Purr-fect Companion At PAWS In Norwalk

    Ellen Emerson is a self-admitted cat person. That works out nicely because she’s the cat adoption coordinator at PAWS, the non-profit Pet Animal Welfare Society–a no-kill shelter for cats and dogs in Norwalk. Emerson began her current role at PAWS (founded in 1962) over two years ago, bringing over 25 years of volunteering at shelters and professional experience to the organization as ...

  9. Stratford Native Lisa Miskella Gives Farm Animals A Home At Sanctuary

    Stratford Native Lisa Miskella Gives Farm Animals A Home At Sanctuary

    Sometimes, it takes something like surviving cancer to give you a reason to change your life.A lover of animals, Lisa Miskella, a Stratford native, had planned to be a veterinarian, but as often happens, life had other ideas. After a cancer diagnosis in 2012 and a year of surgeries and recovery, Miskella who had raised a family and ran home-based businesses like candle making and party ...

  10. Mary Jo Scarborough, Teacher, Church Music Director, Pageant Director, Morning Joe's Mother, 86

    Mary Jo Scarborough, Teacher, Church Music Director, Pageant Director, Morning Joe's Mother, 86

    The mother of New Canaan resident, former Florida congressman and MSNBC's "Morning Joe" co-host Joe Scarborough, Mary Joanna Clark Scarborough, died on Saturday, March 2, 2019 in Jupiter, Florida.Mary Jo Scarborough was born June 22, 1932 to William and Jewel Clark in Dalton, Georgia, during the depths of the Great Depression. She moved with her family to Rome, GA in fifth grade ...

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