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CT Restaurant To Close After 10 Years In Business: Here's When CT Restaurant To Close After 10 Years In Business: Here's When
CT Restaurant To Close After 10 Years In Business: Here's When A Connecticut restaurant that has been a fave of many has announced it plans to close this week due to financial issues. New Haven County's Eli's Orange, located on Boston Post Road, has served American-style pub food and drinks for the past 10 years. The restaurant says it is "sad to announce we will be leaving this wonderful community." The restaurant, known for its wings, quesadillas, and craft cocktails, will celebrate its last day on Sunday, April 28, with customers from 3 to 6 p.m. with a special "thank you celebration." The restaurant said owners, managers, and employees will be pre…
Bridgeport Man Nabbed For Stabbing Victim In Chest, Police Say Bridgeport Man Nabbed For Stabbing Victim In Chest, Police Say
Bridgeport Man Nabbed For Stabbing Victim In Chest, Police Say A Fairfield County man has been charged with allegedly stabbing another person in the chest. The incident occurred in Bridgeport at approximately 9:15 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, near the intersection of Middle Street and John Street.  According to Capt. Kevin Gilleran of the Bridgeport Police, officers responding to a possible shooting found that a person had been stabbed in the chest and were on their way to a hospital. Patrol officers began canvassing the downtown area for the suspect and a crime scene. Gilleran said that police discovered and secured a crime scene outside the “G’s…
New Principal Named At Elementary School In Greenwich New Principal Named At Elementary School In Greenwich
New Principal Named At Elementary School In Greenwich An elementary school in Fairfield County will soon have a new principal who brings decades of experience to the table.  In an announcement on Friday, April 19, Greenwich Public Schools Superintendent Toni Jones revealed Jason Martin has been appointed as the next principal of Riverside School effective on Monday, July 1.  Martin will replace Christopher Weiss, who announced he would leave the district in January.  According to Jones, Martin is currently the principal of West Gate K-8 School in Port Saint Lucie, Florida, where he has overseen plenty of academic…
Fairfield County Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train In NY Fairfield County Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train In NY
Fairfield County Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train In NY The identity has been released of a man who was killed after being struck by a Metro-North train in the Hudson Valley.  The incident happened on the railroad's Harlem Line in Dutchess County at around 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 19, at the Appalachian Trail station in Pawling, according to the MTA. On Sunday morning, April 21, MTA Deputy Communications Director Aaron Donovan identified the man who was struck as being from Connecticut: Fairfield County resident James Hare, age 62, of Newtown. Original report - Person Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train In Hudson Valle…
Smash-Grab Robbers Make Off With Thousands In Jewels At Trumbull Mall Smash-Grab Robbers Make Off With Thousands In Jewels At Trumbull Mall
Smash-Grab Robbers Make Off With Thousands In Jewels At Trumbull Mall Three masked thieves stole several thousand dollars worth of jewelry from Kay’s Jewelry store at a Fairfield County mall. The incident occurred in Trumbull around 1:45 p.m., Wednesday, April 17, at the Trumbull Mall. According to Trumbull Police, the department received several calls reporting the theft, and shoppers were alarmed by the loud noise of the shattering glass that was mistakenly thought to be a gunshot.  It was later determined that no weapons were involved. The thieves made off with the jewelry by smashing the glass display case with a hammer, police said.  Police s…
27-Year-Old Bridgeport Resident ID'd As Victim In Massachusetts Suspicious Death Investigation 27-Year-Old Bridgeport Resident ID'd As Victim In Massachusetts Suspicious Death Investigation
27-Year-Old Bridgeport Resident ID'd As Victim In Massachusetts Suspicious Death Investigation A 27-year-old Connecticut man has been identified as a victim of a suspicious death in Massachusetts after his body was found in a home with "apparent trauma." Fairfield County resident Brooks Hood, of Bridgeport, was found dead inside a Middlesex County home on Wednesday, April 10, on Fenwick Street in Framingham. Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan said Hood was found after the Framingham Police Department received an anonymous 911 call.  On Thursday, April 18, Ryan said the case was referred to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, who would determine the cause and manner o…
$248K Scheme: Wilton Man Gets Prison Time For Selling Fake Paintings $248K Scheme: Wilton Man Gets Prison Time For Selling Fake Paintings
$248K Scheme: Wilton Man Gets Prison Time For Selling Fake Paintings A 29-year-old Connecticut man will spend more than a year in prison for selling hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of counterfeit paintings, federal officials said. Fairfield County resident Nicholas Hatch of Wilton was sentenced to 14 months in prison for selling counterfeit works of art purported to have been painted by artist Peter Max, the US Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut announced on Wednesday, April 17. Earlier Report - $248K Scheme: Wilton Man Admits Selling 145 Fraudulent Paintings To Victims According to federal officials, Hatch had been the owner of N…
2 Injured In Westport House Fire 2 Injured In Westport House Fire
2 Injured In Westport House Fire Two residents were injured durng a Fairfield County house fire that started in the basement of the residence. The fire occurred in Westport around 9:20 a.m., Wednesday, April 17 on Hunt Club Lane. According to Assistant Chief Brett Kirby of the Westport Fire Department, the wo occupants had already left the home on their own when firefighters arrived on the scene. Kirby said crews found a two story single family home with heavy smoke coming from three sides of the building on multiple floors with evidence of a possible explosion from inside the house.  Reports from the occu…
Charges Upgraded To Negligent Homicide After Stamford Crash Victim Dies Charges Upgraded To Negligent Homicide After Stamford Crash Victim Dies
Charges Upgraded To Negligent Homicide After Stamford Crash Victim Dies A 25-year-old man has been charged with negligent homicide after he allegedly crashed into a woman in a crosswalk in Fairfield County. Related: Stamford Woman Critical After Being Struck By Toyota Prius, Police Say Stamford resident Tyler Zinko was arrested on Wednesday, April 17, for the March 4 incident at the intersection of Prospect Street at Forest Street in Stamford. According to Sgt. Jeffrey Booth of the Stamford Police, Mary Botan, age 79, of Stamford, was crossing the street in the crosswalk when she was struck by a 2014 Toyota Prius driven Zinko on Monday, M…
Seen Her? Alert Issued For Missing Woman Last Seen In Fairfield County Seen Her? Alert Issued For Missing Woman Last Seen In Fairfield County
Seen Her? Alert Issued For Missing Woman Last Seen In Fairfield County Authorities are asking the public for help locating a missing Connecticut woman who has been missing for two weeks. According to Connecticut State Police, Troop L, 44-year-old Litchfield County resident Elizabeth Gyurko of the town of Litchfield, was last seen in Fairfield County in the Danbury area on Sunday, April 7. Police said Gyurko was wearing black jeans and a hooded sweatshirt. She is described as 5 feet, 89 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.  If you have any information on her whereabouts, contact Connecticut State Police at 860-626-7900 and reference case number 2400148…
Ex-Court Employee Impersonated FBI Agent, Falsely Reported Domestic Incident In Wilton: Police Ex-Court Employee Impersonated FBI Agent, Falsely Reported Domestic Incident In Wilton: Police
Ex-Court Employee Impersonated FBI Agent, Falsely Reported Domestic Incident In Wilton: Police A former Connecticut court employee has found himself on the other side of the courtroom after allegedly impersonating an FBI agent. New Haven resident Perry Charnas, age 39, was arrested by New Haven Police on an open warrant Tuesday, April 9. According to Wilton Police, Charnas attempted to impersonate an FBI agent after making several phone calls to the agency in October 2022. During the calls, he allegedly made a false report about a domestic incident at an address in Wilton. No other details about the alleged crimes were released. Charnas is charged with criminal impersonation and …
Duo Nabbed In Norwalk Vape Shop Bust Duo Nabbed In Norwalk Vape Shop Bust
Duo Nabbed In Norwalk Vape Shop Bust Two vape shop employees were charged with the alleged possession of marijuana with intent to sell in Fairfield County after police seized more than seven pounds of pot at a vape shop not licensed to sell marijuana. The two employees, Nusrat Shaika, age 20, of the Bronx, and MD Shohidul Joy, age 19, of Queens, were arrested on Thursday, April 11, during the execution of a search warrant at Smoke House 1 Vape Shop in Norwalk.  According to Sgt. Ryan Evarts of the Norwalk Police, officers from the Norwalk Police, and the state Department of Consumer Protection Smoke House, the warrant was…
Man Drives Car Off Greenwich Roadway Into Coastal Rocks Man Drives Car Off Greenwich Roadway Into Coastal Rocks
Man Drives Car Off Greenwich Roadway Into Coastal Rocks First responders rescued an elderly driver in Fairfield County after he drove off the end of a roadway and landed on the rocks keeping him from driving into Long Island Sound. According to Assistant Chief Mark Zuccerella of the Greenwich Police, the incident occurred around 10 a.m. on Sunday, April 14, when the man drove off the end of Steamboat Road. "Due to low tide, no water rescue was needed," Zuccerella said. The driver sustained an ankle injury and was transported to Stamford Hospital.  Greenwich Police did not identify the driver.  The investigation into why the sub…
New Principal Named At Middle School In Greenwich: 'I Am So Honored' New Principal Named At Middle School In Greenwich: 'I Am So Honored'
New Principal Named At Middle School In Greenwich: 'I Am So Honored' After a decade of serving as assistant principal, an experienced educator will now take the helm of a Fairfield County middle school. In an announcement on Friday, April 12, Greenwich Public Schools Superintendent Toni Jones revealed that Suzanne Coyne would serve as the next principal of Western Middle School effective on Monday, July 1.  Coyne's appointment comes only weeks after being named interim principal on Wednesday, March 13. Jones explained that she instantly rose to the challenge of the role.  "Ms. Suzanne Coyne received overwhelming positive feedback from th…
Darien Landlord-Tenant Dispute Lands 1 In Jail, Police Say Darien Landlord-Tenant Dispute Lands 1 In Jail, Police Say
Darien Landlord-Tenant Dispute Lands 1 In Jail, Police Say A Fairfield County man was charged with alleged disorderly conduct following a dispute between a landlord and a tenant. Darien resident Robert Snyder, age 57, was arrested on Sunday, April 7. According to Sgt. Dan Skoumbros of the Darien Police officers took a report regarding an issue a landlord was having with a tenant. The complainant said that when entering a shared common area, the complainant and Snyder had a verbal confrontation, which was witnessed by another person, Skoumbros said. The altercation was videotaped and played for officers. Officers responded to a Kelsey St…
2 Hit By Pickpocket At Darien Trader Joe's, Police Say 2 Hit By Pickpocket At Darien Trader Joe's, Police Say
2 Hit By Pickpocket At Darien Trader Joe's, Police Say Two people in a week have been the victim of a pickpocket at a Fairfield County Trader Joe's. The first incident occurred on Monday, April 1, at the store at 436 Post Road in Darien. According to Sgt. Dan Skoumbros of the Darien Police, a woman told officers she was shopping at Trader Joe's around 12:45 p.m. when she realized her wallet was missing from her purse after shopping in the store. Skoumbros said the victim stated that before she could cancel her credit cards, she received a text alert from one of her cards about a fraudulent purchase at the Apple store in the SoNo Collectio…
Woman Charged With DUI In Wilton After Hitting Mailbox, Police Say Woman Charged With DUI In Wilton After Hitting Mailbox, Police Say
Woman Charged With DUI In Wilton After Hitting Mailbox, Police Say A Fairfield County woman has been accused of driving drunk after she allegedly backed into a mailbox and failed field sobriety tests. Kiana Diaz, age 26, of Newtown, was busted in Wilton on Range Road at 12:08 a.m. on Monday, April 1. According to Lt. Anna Tornello, of the Wilton Police, police on the scene found that Diaz had backed a 2024 blue Kia Seltos in a mailbox.  During an investigation, it was determined that Diaz was exhibiting several signs of alcohol impairment and was asked to perform field sobriety tests which she failed, Tornello said. Diaz was charged w…
Flip Phone Lovers Rejoice, A Consumer Cellular Opens In Shelton Flip Phone Lovers Rejoice, A Consumer Cellular Opens In Shelton
Flip Phone Lovers Rejoice, A Consumer Cellular Opens In Shelton Hey, flip phone lovers, a new Consumer Cellular, known for its old-style phones, has opened a new store in Fairfield County. Located in Shelton, store officials say they bring "award-winning" customer service, especially for the 50-plus community. In addition to getting a phone and service, customers can also get help troubleshooting their devices, ask questions about their accounts, or sign up for a new plan.  The store also sells a full lineup of new smartphones. The Shelton location is one of 25 opened this year across the country. The store is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday…
New Norwalk Restaurant Features Fresh Seafood, Rooftop Gathering Place New Norwalk Restaurant Features Fresh Seafood, Rooftop Gathering Place
New Norwalk Restaurant Features Fresh Seafood, Rooftop Gathering Place A new restaurant in Fairfield County offering fresh seafood, sushi, and craft cocktails is owned by a longtime local restaurateur familiar with the local culinary landscape.  The Pompano in Norwalk opened in early March at 16 North Main St., the former home of Evarito's, a Mexican-inspired restaurant with a rooftop bar owned by Christian Burns. Burns's restaurant credits include The Ginger Man in Greenwich and the former Cask Republic, beer taverns throughout Fairfield and New Haven counties. “The allure for me has always been this amazing location in the heart of SoNo and the space (1…
Norwalk Man Tries Fleeing Arrest After Trying To Entice Teen Into Sex: Police Norwalk Man Tries Fleeing Arrest After Trying To Entice Teen Into Sex: Police
Norwalk Man Tries Fleeing Arrest After Trying To Entice Teen Into Sex: Police A 20-year-old Connecticut man was apprehended after ramming police vehicles to escape arrest for trying to entice a 13-year-old victim into engaging in sexual activity in the Hudson Valley, authorities said.  Fairfield County resident Francisco Javi Gomez of Norwalk was arrested in Putnam County on Wednesday, April 3 in connection with an investigation that began on Friday, March 15, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office announced on Friday, April 12.  According to authorities, Gomez had been enticing a 13-year-old victim to engage in sexual activity with him through social medi…
Westport Man Charged With OUI With Children In Car After Crash, Police Say Westport Man Charged With OUI With Children In Car After Crash, Police Say
Westport Man Charged With OUI With Children In Car After Crash, Police Say A Fairfield County man is facing a host of charges, including operating under the influence, following a crash with his children in the car in which he had to be revived with Narcan, police say. The incident occurred on I-95 in Westport on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2023. Alexander Gomez, age 33, of Westport, was charged on Thursday, April 11, by Connecticut State Police following an investigation. According to the arrest report, a state police officer was patrolling I-95 in Westport when he saw a grey Infiniti travel across all three travel lanes into the grassy area of the Exit 18 gore area. The…
New Update: ID Released For Victim Of Fiery Trumbull Crash New Update: ID Released For Victim Of Fiery Trumbull Crash
New Update: ID Released For Victim Of Fiery Trumbull Crash This story has been updated. A 42-year-old Fairfield County man has been identified as the victim of a fiery single-vehicle crash. The collision occurred around 4:45 a.m., Wednesday, April 10, on Route 8, south of Exit 7. According to Connecticut State Police, Antoni Marcos Rodrigues-Deoliveira, of Bridgeport, was driving southbound in the right lane when his 2014 Ford Econoline van drifted across both travel lanes, entered the grassy median, and struck the concrete bridge abutment for the White Plains Road overpass.  Following the impact, the van became fully engulfed in f…
Girl Assaulted In Greenwich Park During Large Gathering Girl Assaulted In Greenwich Park During Large Gathering
Girl Assaulted In Greenwich Park During Large Gathering Police are investigating and asking the public for help after a teenage girl was allegedly assaulted in a park during a large gathering of juveniles in Fairfield County.  The incident occurred in Greenwich around 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 9, at Byram Park. According to Capt. John Slusarz of the Greenwich Police officers responded to Byram Park on a report of a large group of juveniles and young adults who had gathered after hours.  As the group was being disbursed, officers located a teenage girl who had been the victim of an assault. The victim was transported to a hospital, whe…
Report Of Possible Weapon At School In Wilton Leads To Police Response Report Of Possible Weapon At School In Wilton Leads To Police Response
Report Of Possible Weapon At School In Wilton Leads To Police Response Police quickly responded to a school in Fairfield County after a report of a relative of a student who may have had a weapon. At around 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, April 9 in Wilton, administrators at Middlebrook Middle School in Wilton received the report from a staff member, who believed he had overheard a student stating his brother had a weapon in his vehicle.  At that time, the location of the vehicle was unknown, and there was no indication it would be on school property. School administration called the Wilton Police Department and provided a description of the vehicle. …
New Pizzeria, Italian Kitchen Set To Debut In Greenwich New Pizzeria, Italian Kitchen Set To Debut In Greenwich
New Pizzeria, Italian Kitchen Set To Debut In Greenwich A new pizzeria and Italian kitchen set to debut in Fairfield County will feature everything from pizza to entrees based on 50 years of family recipes, all in a family-friendly setting. Luca’s Pizzeria and Italian Kitchen will open in Greenwich on Friday, April 12, in the Glenville Shopping Center.  Luca’s is named after owner Joe Criscuolo’s father, who founded Pizza Post in Greenwich in 1972. Criscuolo was brought up spinning pizza dough and making fine Italian food at pizzerias in Fairfield County. He has helped run Pizza Post alongside his brother Matt for many years.  He atte…
3 Escape New Canaan House Fire Without Injury 3 Escape New Canaan House Fire Without Injury
3 Escape New Canaan House Fire Without Injury Three people were able to escape a Fairfield County house fire without injury. The fire occurred in New Canaan on White Shade Oak Lane around 11:40 p.m., Monday, April 8. According to Jill Stayman with the New Canaan Fire Department, the fire started at the rear of the two-car garage and extended into the attic area above it. The three occupants in the home were alerted to the fire when the smoke detector was activated. All were able to self-evacuate without injury, Stayman said.  New Canaan firefighters were able to quickly put out the fire and prevent its extension into …
Man Who Crossed Double-Yellow Line Accused Of Driving Drunk In New Canaan: Police Man Who Crossed Double-Yellow Line Accused Of Driving Drunk In New Canaan: Police
Man Who Crossed Double-Yellow Line Accused Of Driving Drunk In New Canaan: Police A Northern Westchester man has been accused of driving drunk in Fairfield County after police say he crossed the double-yellow line several times. At about 9 p.m. Saturday, April 6, an officer on routine patrol in New Canaan observed the vehicle traveling north on New Norwalk Road. The officer conducted a motor vehicle stop and identified Manuel Allende, age 65, of South Salem, as the operator. While speaking with Allende, the officer noticed signs of impairment from alcohol consumption. Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST) were completed and Allende provided two breath…
David Letterman Escorts Old 'Late Show' Sign To Darien Barn, Hangs Out David Letterman Escorts Old 'Late Show' Sign To Darien Barn, Hangs Out
David Letterman Escorts 'Late Show' Sign To Darien Barn Funnyman and beloved area resident David Letterman helped escort the old marquee sign from his famous television show "Late Night" to its new home in Fairfield County. Letterman, a longtime Northern Westchester County resident who lives in North Salem, didn't have far to travel to escort the 20-foot sign that once graced the front of the famed Ed Sullivan Theater for Dave's show on CBS, said the lucky recipient Preston Bealle, of Darien. Bealle, one of the founding members of Daily Voice, received the sign from his niece Helen Halford of New Jersey, who entered a charity contest to win the …
Car Burglar Smashes Window At Darien Country Club, Steals Purse, Phone Car Burglar Smashes Window At Darien Country Club, Steals Purse, Phone
Darien Country Club Car Burglar Smashes Window, Steals Purse A car burglar smashed the window of a car and made off with a purse and phone at a Fairfield County country club. The incident occurred in Darien at the Darien Country Club around 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 31. According to Sgt. Dan Skoumbros of the Darien Police, the victim returned to her vehicle when she found a rear window smashed and her purse and phone stolen. An investigation is underway. Anyone with information should contact the Darien Police at 203-662-5300.
Stamford Teacher Accused Of Inappropriately Touching 12 Elementary School Students Stamford Teacher Accused Of Inappropriately Touching 12 Elementary School Students
Stamford Teacher Accused Of Inappropriately Touching 12 Elementary School Students An elementary school teacher in Fairfield County has been accused of inappropriately touching a dozen students. On Friday April 5, the Stamford Police Department Family Services Unit executed a search-and-seizure warrant at a residence in Norwalk after being notified by the Department of Children and Families in February, leading to an investigation with student testimonies in which each of the students disclosed details of their encounters. All 12 victims were female students  at Strawberry Hill Elementary School in Stamford. The teacher, Andrew Park, was arrested and charged with 12…
4.0 Magnitude Aftershock: CT Feels Additional Tremors 4.0 Magnitude Aftershock: CT Feels Additional Tremors
4.0 Magnitude Aftershock: CT Feels Additional Tremors Hours after a 4.8 magnitude earthquake rattled the northeast, several states are once again feeling the earth move in what appears to be an aftershock. Just after 6 p.m. on Friday, April 5, the tremors of a 4.0 magnitude earthquake — an aftershock from an earlier 4.8 quake originating in New Jersey — could be felt across the Northeast. Similar to its earlier counterpart, the quake shook buildings across New York City, New Jersey, and parts of Connecticut, with some reporting feeling it in Pennsylvania and western Massachusetts. Original Story: 4.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Northeast T…