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Iconic Newsman Pablo Guzman Dies: 'Was Real Deal'
Veteran journalist Pablo Guzman, who became well-known and well-loved among New Yorkers over his decades on the air with several outlets, has died, according to a report by CBS News.
Guzman, who spent nearly three decades with CBS New York after joining in 1995, died on Sunday morning, Nov. 26 at the age of 73, in Westchester.
A graduate of the State University of New York at Old Westbury in Nassau County, Guzman began his television career at WNEW-TV Channel 5 in 1984 before joining WNBC in 1992.
After this, he started his career with CBS in 1995, eventually becoming a senior correspon…
35-Year-Old Killed In Double-Fatal Easton Crash Remembered: 'Glue That Held Family Together'
Friends and family members of a Fairfield County man killed in a car crash are remembering their beloved and working to raise money to help cover his funeral costs.
Jesus Roman III, age 35, died on Sunday, Oct. 8 when the Jeep he was in crashed into a pond in Easton, killing Roman and Amy L. Rockwell, age 45, of Newtown.
A GoFundMe, organized by family member Jamie Smith, said Roman, a resident of Easton, was the "glue that held" the family together.
"We are raising money for my mother and father-in-law to help them through one of the hardest times that any human could have to go thro…
Services Set For CT Police Officer Killed In Line Of Duty
Police in Connecticut are planning to lay to rest one of their own killed in a violent car crash by an alleged speeding driver.
Hartford Police Detective Robert (Bobby) Garten, age 34, was killed and another officer was severely injured around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, near Asylum Avenue and Cogswell Street, when a speeding driver ran a red light and slammed into his police cruiser, Hartford Police said.
A wake will be held on Friday, Sept. 15, at Dunkin’ Park. The hours for public attendance at the wake will be from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
On Saturday, Sept. 16, there will be a Ce…
Monroe Mourns Death Of Popular Middle School Basketball Coach
Family, friends, and students of a Fairfield County teacher and popular middle school basketball coach are mourning his sudden death.
Panagiotis "Pete" Simoulidis, age 44, of Monroe, a Jockey Hollow Middle School basketball coach, died on Wednesday, July 12, according to his obituary.
The cause and manner of his death are still under review by the state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. No foul play is suspected.
Born in Greece and raised in Norwalk, Simoulidis, who leaves behind a wife and two sons, coached 6th through 8th-grade teams and was known for caring about their academics as…
Submersible Implosion: Titanic Expert From Connecticut Leaves Behind Wife, 4 Children
A day after the tragic news that a former Connecticut resident was one of five men who died when a submersible imploded near the Titanic wreckage, his stepson is recalling what a "kind" man he was.
Paul Henry Nargeolet, age 77, of New York City, lived in Litchfield County, in the town of Kent, for nearly a decade, as he took 37 trips to the doomed wreckage on salvage operations, including a couple in the Oceangate Titan.
During an interview with WCBS Channel 2 in New York, John Paschall said besides himself, Nargeolet leaves behind a wife and three children.
"He's the type of per…
Popular Artist, Business Owner From Milford Dies Suddenly At Age 63
A much beloved Connecticut artist known throughout her community died suddenly at the age of 63.
New Haven County resident Sharon Rutledge, of Milford, died on Friday, June 2, after collapsing at her home on Wednesday, May 31.
At the time of her death, Sharon was encircled by her family and friends, said her daughter Sara Agee Kaminski.
Besides owning a business -- Blue Point Designs -- featuring her artwork and more, Sharon was known throughout the community for her Facebook page "You know you live in Milford CT if....,” with almost 30,000 members.
She could also be found at almost all c…
Startford Man Dies Suddenly At 41, Now His Legacy May Have Permanent Place In Town
A "kind, authentic" Fairfield County man is being remembered for the impact he had on his hometown, which is now moving to make his legacy a permanent part of the community.
Shamus Paco Sims, age 41, died suddenly at his home in Stratford earlier this year, according to his obituary. Months later, his loved ones are working to immortalize his legacy by renaming a skate park in his hometown after him.
Sims "led the charge" to build a skate park in his hometown of Port Townsend, WA in 2006, according to Michael Todd, parks and facilities manager of Port Townsen…
Beloved Trumbull Paraeducator Dies At Age 55
A beloved paraeducator from Fairfield County has died after a 10-year battle with breast cancer.
Robin Bova, age 55, of Trumbull, died Sunday, May 21, just weeks after being named Trumbull Early Childhood Education Center's Paraeducator of the Year.
Known to all as Miss Robin, Bova was known for her personality, which according to a GoFundMe, was "as big as her hair."
"Her sense of humor was even bigger," said Gail Kay, who organized the fundraiser. "She was wholly dedicated to her three boys and husband Kevin."
According to the fundraiser and TECEC's principal Matthew Wheeler,&…
Family Killed In I-95 Stamford Crash: 'Good People Gone Way Too Soon'
Shock and sadness spread after a family of four was killed in a Connecticut crash over the weekend.
Joel Francisco Contreras-Paniagua, age 49; Lorena Contreras Francisco Reyes, age 59; Joel E. Contreras Francisco, age 29; and Daniel Contreras Francisco, age 23, died in the 3 a.m. crash Saturday, May 13 on I-95 in Stamford.
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According to authorities, Joel was behind the wheel of a 2019 GMC Terrain that rear-en…
Port Chester's Michael T. Smith, 84, Was A Gardener Extraordinaire
Michael T. Smith, a longtime resident of Port Chester, passed away Tuesday, May 2, 2023 at Greenwich Hospital.
Born in Port Chester on July 30, 1938, he was the son of Michael J. and Margaret (Blakesley).
Michael is survived by his wife Medelyn (Ronquero); sisters Kathleen Remington and Peggy Dunleavy; nephews Eric and Brian; nieces Tara, Kris, and Meghan; and many great-nieces and -nephews—including his beloved great-niece Shylin Santana.
In addition to his parents, Michael is pre-deceased by his siblings Nora and James.
Mickey was a passionate gardener planting and mai…