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Longtime CT Eye Doctor Sentenced For Bogus Brain Scan Scheme Longtime CT Eye Doctor Sentenced For Bogus Brain Scan Scheme
Longtime CT Eye Doctor Sentenced For Bogus Brain Scan Scheme A longtime ophthalmologist in Connecticut will have to pay back over $1 million and spend time in federal lockup after confessing that he ordered unnecessary brain scans to line his pockets. Hartford County resident Donald Salzberg, age 69, of Avon, was sentenced to one year in prison in Boston federal court on Thursday, May 9. It came nearly two years after Salzberg, who operated Salzberg, M.D. on Farmington Avenue in West Hartford for nearly 40 years, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud and receive kickbacks. Earlier Report: Popular CT Eye Doctor Admits To Tak…
These CT Towns Among Best Places To Live In US, According To New Rankings These CT Towns Among Best Places To Live In US, According To New Rankings
These CT Towns Among Best Places To Live In US, According To New Rankings A brand-new ranking has listed the best locales in Connecticut to live in, including one town that is reportedly among the best 200 places to reside in America.  According to Niche's 2024 Best Places To Live in America, the town of West Hartford is the best locale to call home in the state and ranks No. 159 in the entire nation.  Factors used by the organization to determine its rankings include Public Schools, Crime and Safety, Housing, Nightlife, Good for Families, and Diversity.  West Hartford's high ranking was attributed to the town offering "a lot of bars, restaur…
1 Killed In 3-Vehicle CT Crash 1 Killed In 3-Vehicle CT Crash
1 Killed In 3-Vehicle CT Crash One person was killed and another injured during an early morning three-vehicle crash in Connecticut. The collision occurred in Hartford County around 5:15 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 20 in the area of Waterville Road and Reverknolls in Avon. According to Lt. John Schmalberger of the Avon Police, the driver of a Chevrolet Tahoe was traveling South on Waterville Road when it was involved in a crash with two other vehicles.   Life-saving measures were performed on the scene but were unsuccessful. The unnamed victim's next of kin are currently being notified. The two other vehicles involv…
New Update: How Much Snow Did You Get? Reports From Fairfield County, Region For Winter Storm New Update: How Much Snow Did You Get? Reports From Fairfield County, Region For Winter Storm
New Update: How Much Snow Did You Get? Reports From Fairfield County, Region For Winter Storm Here are snowfall reports from the region for the winter storm that is sweeping through the Northeast on Tuesday, Feb. 13. Totals are from the National Weather Service and submissions from Daily Voice readers: Location        Amount        Time/Date      Provider New York Westchester County Peekskill 10.3 inches 1000 AM 02/13 Public Croton-on-Hudso 10.5 inches 12:45 PM 02/13 Daily Voice reader submission North Salem/Peach Lake 10.0 inches 0430 PM 02/13 Daily Voice reader submission Croton-on-Hudson …
$1.6M Scheme: CT Psychologist Admits Submitting Fraudulent Medicaid Claims $1.6M Scheme: CT Psychologist Admits Submitting Fraudulent Medicaid Claims
$1.6M Scheme: CT Psychologist Admits Submitting Fraudulent Medicaid Claims A 75-year-old psychologist from Connecticut has admitted to submitting false Medicaid claims as part of a more than $1.6 million scheme, federal officials announced.  Hartford County resident Michael Pines of Avon, a Glastonbury-based psychologist, pleaded guilty to healthcare fraud charges on Wednesday, Jan. 31, the US Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut announced.  According to federal officials, Pines, who owned and operated Michael B. Pines, Ph.D., P.C., provided psychotherapy to young children, adolescents, and adults and had been individually enrolled…
New Modern Italian Restaurant In CT Cited For Classy Ambience, 'Delicious' Food New Modern Italian Restaurant In CT Cited For Classy Ambience, 'Delicious' Food
New Modern Italian Restaurant In CT Cited For Classy Ambience, 'Delicious' Food If you are ready for something different when it comes to Italian dining a new Connecticut restaurant is offering an innovative menu with interesting items that don't include spaghetti and meatballs.  Located in Hartford County, and only open for about a month, Villa Mulino in Avon is the spot you are searching for.  Instead of the traditional, think grilled octopus, roasted duck breast, filet mignon with braised beets, and scallops, all with an Italian flair. Located in the Riverdale Farms Plaza, all dishes are scratch-made with locally sourced ingredients.  Here's wh…
Hawk Attacks, Kills Small Dog In CT: 'Please Be Cautious,' Animal Control Officials Say Hawk Attacks, Kills Small Dog In CT: 'Please Be Cautious,' Animal Control Officials Say
Hawk Attacks, Kills Small Dog In CT: 'Please Be Cautious,' Animal Control Officials Say Animal control officials are warning pet owners to be careful after a small dog was attacked and killed by a hawk in a Connecticut town.  The incident happened within Hartford County in the town of Avon, where a small dog was confirmed to have been killed as the result of a hawk attack, the town's animal control announced on social media.  The exact location of the attack and the species of hawk that killed the dog were not released.  In their post, animal control officials warned pet owners that such an attack may happen again.  "Please be cautious when leaving smalle…
Deer Crashes On Rise In CT: Here Are Towns With Most Past Collisions Deer Crashes On Rise In CT: Here Are Towns With Most Past Collisions
Deer Crashes On Rise In CT: Here Are Towns With Most Past Collisions Officials in Connecticut are warning motorists to look out for deer as the peak season for collisions involving the animals approaches.  According to AAA Northeast, deer crashes in the Nutmeg State are increasing "by leaps and bounds," and the peak time of year for collisions has been starting earlier and earlier every year, officials announced on Tuesday, Oct. 10. This was evidenced by Fall 2022, during which there were as many as 460 deer crashes in the state from October to December. This comes out to around one crash every five hours, officials said, the greatest number of collisio…
These Fairfield County High Schools Rank Among Top 10 In State, Report Says These Fairfield County High Schools Rank Among Top 10 In State, Report Says
These Fairfield County High Schools Rank Among Top 10 In State, Report Says The grades are in and these Connecticut high schools are a cut above the rest, according to the community and school ranking site Niche. After considering a number of key areas, the following schools were ranked top 10 in the website’s 2023 “Best Public High Schools in Connecticut” report: No. 1 - Fairfield County: Staples High School in Westport No. 2 - Fairfield County: New Canaan High School No. 3 - Fairfield County: Darien High School No. 4 - Fairfield County: Greenwich High School No. 5 - Fairfield County: Wilton High School No. 6 - Hartford County: Avon High School No. 7 - Hartford …
Severe Storms Knock Out Power In CT: These Towns Most Affected Severe Storms Knock Out Power In CT: These Towns Most Affected
Severe Storms Knock Out Power In CT: These Towns Most Affected As rounds of severe thunderstorms batter Connecticut, thousands of residents have found themselves with the lights out.  Storms began making their way through the state beginning on Thursday night, July 13, and continuing into Friday morning, July 14.  Earlier Report - Line Of Severe Storms Sweeping Through Region With More To Come: Here's Latest As of Friday around 10:30 a.m., Eversource was reporting just over 1,500 customers without power. United Illuminating customers fared better, as the utility provider reported only 202 customers without electricity.  Several of…
Bear Charges Employee At Shop In Connecticut, Delaying Opening Bear Charges Employee At Shop In Connecticut, Delaying Opening
Bear Charges Employee At Shop In Connecticut, Delaying Opening A store in Connecticut had to delay its opening after a particularly hungry, furry, four-legged customer broke into its other location where many of its products are prepared and charged an employee.  Taste by Spellbound, a Hartford County dessert shop located in South Windsor at 544 Buckland Rd., was forced to delay its opening on Wednesday morning, May 24 after a black bear was able to find its way into the garage of the other location in Avon at 220 West Main St. (Route 202) and charged an employee, the owner said on social media. Although no one was hurt, some of the cupcakes…
Popular Restaurant Chain Opens New Location In Stamford Popular Restaurant Chain Opens New Location In Stamford
Popular Restaurant Chain Opens New Location In Stamford The newest location of a Connecticut restaurant chain that prides itself on making from-scratch dishes using family recipes has arrived in Fairfield County.  Puerto Vallarta opened its Stamford location on Monday, April 24, according to the restaurant's social media, bringing its total number of establishments to eight. The new restaurant, located in Stamford Town Center's restaurant plaza at 230 Tresser Boulevard, is filled with lively art, an impressive electric fireplace, and ceilings dripping with plants.  View this post on Instagram A p…
Black Bear Bites CT Woman Walking Dog Black Bear Bites CT Woman Walking Dog
Black Bear Bites CT Woman Walking Dog A Connecticut woman is recovering after being bitten by a black bear while walking her dog along a roadway. The incident took place in Hartford County early Friday, April 21 in the town of Avon. According to the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, a 74-year-old woman was walking her dog on a leash along Berkshire Crossing Road when a female black bear approached and bit her.  The woman received non-life-threatening injuries and was transported by EMS personnel to a local hospital, DEEP officials said. The bear was humanely euthanized at the scene, they added…
Free Bowls, Shirts For First 50 Guests At Opening Of New CT Playa Bowl Shop Free Bowls, Shirts For First 50 Guests At Opening Of New CT Playa Bowl Shop
Free Bowls, Shirts For First 50 Guests At Opening Of New CT Playa Bowl Shop A superfruit bowl shop is opening their fifth Connecticut location in Hartford County this weekend and early guests can expect to get their hands on some free swag. Playa Bowls, which specializes in Acai and Pitaya bowls, will open their new Avon store on Saturday, April 15, the company said. The shop will be located at 380 West Main Street and will offer free bowls and limited-edition T-shirts to the first 50 guests in line.  “We are thrilled to be expanding the Playa Bowls franchise in our home state of Connecticut,” owners Mitch Jackson and Mike Bogdan said. “The brand’s delicious bowls…
Friends 'Heartbroken, In Shock' Over Death Of CT Woman, Boyfriend In Crash Friends 'Heartbroken, In Shock' Over Death Of CT Woman, Boyfriend In Crash
Friends 'Heartbroken, In Shock' Over Death Of CT Woman, Boyfriend In Crash Peers are lamenting after of a couple that recently graduated from the same college in Rhode Island died in rollover crash in Eastern Massachusetts this weekend.  Haley Gens and Joshua "Josh" Taylor, both age 23, were killed in the single-vehicle crash that happened in Middlesex County near 717 Highland Street in Holliston on Saturday night, March 18, Holliston Police report.  Connecticut resident Gens, of the town of Avon in Hartford County, participated in cross country at Bryant University while Taylor, a resident of Holliston, was a member of the Ultimate Frisbee team, as previously r…
CT Man To Compete On Jeopardy! Episode CT Man To Compete On Jeopardy! Episode
CT Man To Compete On Jeopardy! Episode A man from Avon is set to compete on an upcoming episode of Jeopardy! Alec Wang, who graduated from Avon High School and works as a real estate analyst in New York City, will appear on America's favorite quiz show in an episode airing on Wednesday, Jan. 18 on ABC.  The episode will air at 7 p.m.  During his appearance, Wang will face off against returning champion Vince Bacani, a risk manager from Montreal, Quebec, and Erin Portman, a high school English teacher from Naperville, Illinois.  Related Story - Mystic Seaport Employee To Compete On Jeopardy! In its 39t…
Man Charged With Illegal Gun Possession After Crash On CT Roadway Man Charged With Illegal Gun Possession After Crash On CT Roadway
Man Charged With Illegal Gun Possession After Crash On CT Roadway A Connecticut man has been charged with illegal gun possession after state police found a loaded gun while investigating a crash. The incident took place in Litchfield County around 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 2, in the town of Norfolk. According to Connecticut State Police, troopers responded to a crash on Route 44 in Norfolk, where Hartford County resident David Kulikowski, age 39, of Avon, drove his Toyota Corolla off the road on Route 44 and collided with a concrete barrier. He then continued across the highway into the grassy shoulder where he struck a utility pole, state police said. …
Deer Collisions On Connecticut Roadways Expected To 'Increase By Leaps, Bounds,' AAA Warns Deer Collisions On Connecticut Roadways Expected To 'Increase By Leaps, Bounds,' AAA Warns
Deer Collisions On Connecticut Roadways Expected To 'Increase By Leaps, Bounds,' AAA Warns With fall in full swing and days becoming shorter, deer collisions on Connecticut roadways "increase by leaps and bounds," warns AAA Northeast. "Drivers need to steer clear of deer beginning this month, the start of deer mating season in Connecticut, when more deer traverse wooded areas along the state’s roadways at twilight," said the AAA. Although animal-related crashes are costly and dangerous to drivers, they’re generally underreported, AAA Northeast spokeswoman Fran Mayko said. However, data from the UConn Crash Data Repository reports there were 418 deer-related crashes between Octob…
New Details Emerge Into Allegations Of Unreported Abuse At CT Elementary School New Details Emerge Into Allegations Of Unreported Abuse At CT Elementary School
New Details Emerge Into Allegations Of Unreported Abuse At CT Elementary School The arrest report for a Connecticut teacher accused of sexually abusing young female students reveals that as many as 13 victims had reported the teacher's alleged actions to the principal or other authorities for several years. News of the Litchfield County teacher's actions became public on Tuesday, Aug. 23, with the arrest of three employees and a former administrator, for failing to report abuse by a former Plymouth Center School teacher, James Eschert, a Hartford County resident. Those arrested were: Chrystal Collins, age 59, of Bristol Rebecca Holleran, age 47, of Bristol Sherri Tur…
CT Doctor Admits To Getting Kickbacks In Exchange For Ordering Unnecessary Procedures CT Doctor Admits To Getting Kickbacks In Exchange For Ordering Unnecessary Procedures
CT Doctor Admits To Getting Kickbacks In Exchange For Ordering Unnecessary Procedures A Connecticut eye doctor was paid handsomely from a five-year fraudulent medical billing scheme that netted millions of dollars. Hartford County resident Donald Salzberg, age 67, of Avon, pleaded guilty Thursday, July 14, to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and one count of conspiracy to receive kickbacks in federal court in Boston. Prosecutors said that between 2014 and 2019 Salzberg, who owned and operated an ophthalmology practice in West Hartford, conspired with a principal for a medical diagnostics company to order hundreds of unnecessary brain scans. Salzburg and h…
Woman Wins $100,000 In CT Lottery CASH5 Prize Woman Wins $100,000 In CT Lottery CASH5 Prize
Woman Wins $100,000 In CT Lottery Cash5 Prize Eights were wild for two lucky CT Lottery winners who cashed in winning $88,888 scratch-off tickets that were sold at the same liquor store in Connecticut. On Thursday, May 12, CT Lottery announced that two winning “Electric 7s” tickets worth nearly six figures that were sold in New Haven County at The Wine Press on Campbell Avenue in West Haven had been cashed in on the same day. West Haven resident Mary Daniels Manning and Hamden resident Victor Thomas were the fortuitous players to cash in the prizes. Those two weren't the only CT Lottery players feeling lucky this week, including Hartf…
MrBeast Burger, Delivery-Only Fast-Food Restaurant Chain, Catching On In Connecticut MrBeast Burger, Delivery-Only Fast-Food Restaurant Chain, Catching On In Connecticut
MrBeast Burger, Delivery-Only Fast-Food Restaurant Chain, Catching On In Connecticut A delivery-only burger chain created by a YouTuber with millions of subscribers is catching on in Connecticut. MrBeast Burger was created by Jimmy Donaldson, who has more than 94 million subscribers on his MrBeast YouTube channel, in partnership with Virtual Dining Concepts. The business operates out of other restaurants' kitchens, and its burgers are available to order through food delivery apps. The menu includes burgers, chicken sandwiches, and Impossible burgers. The locations have expanded across the United States, including a number of locations in Connecticut. According to the bus…
Winning $500,000 Lottery Ticket Sold At CT Supermarket Winning $500,000 Lottery Ticket Sold At CT Supermarket
Winning $500,000 Lottery Ticket Sold At CT Supermarket One CT Lottery player is feeling extra lucky after cashing in a winning scratch-off ticket worth a half-million dollars. In Hartford County, a resident of Avon who chose not to disclose a name won $500,000 playing "$500,000 Extravaganza!" on Monday, March 28 after cashing in a ticket sold at the Big Y Class Market on West Main Street in Avon. "$500,000 Extravaganza!" players have a 1 in 3.09 chance of winning, lottery officials said. According to CT Lottery, “when a winning scratch ticket is validated through a Lottery Retailer's terminal, the remaining number of unclaimed prizes for that …
These Fairfield County Locations Rank Among CT's Top 25 Best Places To Live These Fairfield County Locations Rank Among CT's Top 25 Best Places To Live
These Fairfield County Locations Rank Among CT's Top 25 Best Places To Live Several Connecticut communities are among the “best places to live in America” in 2022, according to a newly released poll. Each year, Niche explores the best places to live in the US, evaluating factors that include crime, public school systems, job opportunities, and local amenities. Using data based on the US Census, FBI, US Bureau of Labor (BLS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other sources, Niche then ranked the top places to live across the country, led by Chesterbrook, a suburb of Philadelphia. In Connecticut, West Hartford in Hartford County was named as the…
CT Man Admits To Child Exploitation Offense CT Man Admits To Child Exploitation Offense
CT Man Admits To Child Exploitation Offense A Connecticut man will spend years behind bars after admitting to distributing child pornography, federal officials announced. Michael Ferro, age 36, formerly of Avon in Hartford County, pleaded guilty on Tuesday, March 1 in district court in New Haven to one count of distribution of child pornography following his arrest last year. Prosecutors said that on Aug. 18, 2021, Ferro used the Kik social media app to begin chatting in a group with an undercover FBI agent who posed as the father of a 12-year-old girl. When Ferro determined that the officer was purportedly engaging in sexual activi…
Nor'easter: Storm Knocks Out Power In Connecticut Nor'easter: Storm Knocks Out Power In Connecticut
Nor'easter: Storm Knocks Out Power In Connecticut Hundreds in Connecticut are still without power as a Nor’easter rolls through the region dropping upwards of six inches of rain and wind gusts approaching 60 mph. With the worst of the storm yet to hit, 1,789 of Eversource’s 1,287,274 customers in Connecticut were reporting outages as of 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 26. The bulk of the outages were being reported in: Madison: 730; Killingworth: 254; Guilford: 177; Marlborough: 121; New London: 85; Deep River: 72; Washington: 67; Harwinton: 62; East Lyme: 59; Montville: 27; Branford: 25; Stonington: 21; Stamford: 15; Westport: 13; Danbury:…
Fairfield County Man Wins $77,000 In CT State Lottery Fairfield County Man Wins $77,000 In CT State Lottery
Fairfield County Man Wins $77,000 In CT State Lottery Sevens were wild for one lucky Connecticut lotto player who cashed in a winning “Mega 7s” CT Lottery to the tune of $77,000. On Thursday, Oct. 14, Fairfield County resident William Parrott III, of Stamford, was feeling lucky when he cashed in the winning ticket that was sold at the Belltown Superette on Belltown Road in Stamford. According to CT Lottery, “when a winning scratch ticket is validated through a Lottery Retailer's terminal, the remaining number of unclaimed prizes for that prize level is automatically updated reflecting one less prize. Until the individual or group presents the…
Winning $50K CT Lottery Powerball Ticket Sold At Stop & Shop In Fairfield County Winning $50K CT Lottery Powerball Ticket Sold At Stop & Shop In Fairfield County
Winning $50K CT Lottery Powerball Ticket Sold At Stop & Shop In Fairfield County One lucky food shopper in Fairfield County walked into an area Stop & Shop and walked out with groceries and a winning $50,000 Powerball ticket. One week after a $700 million prize was claimed on a Powerball drawing in California, a second $50,000 winning ticket was sold at top & Shop on Danbury Road in Ridgefield. Earlier story - $50,000 Powerball Ticket Sold in Connecticut The winning numbers on the latest Powerball drawing on Wednesday, Oct. 13 were 23-29-47-59-60 with a Powerball of 15. The Power Play was a 2X. Lottery officials have not released the name of the Powerball…
CT's Newest Millionaire Bought Lottery Ticket At Local Convenience Store CT's Newest Millionaire Bought Lottery Ticket At Local Convenience Store
CT's Newest Millionaire Bought Lottery Ticket At Local Convenience Store At least one Connecticut resident is feeling lucky after cashing in a CT Lottery ticket worth more than a million dollars. Wallingford resident Michael Tiscia cashed in a winning “Mega Million” lottery ticket sold at the Woodhouse Mart on Woodhouse Avenue in Wallingford that was worth a grand prize of $1,000,002 on Wednesday, Oct. 6. Tiscia wasn’t the only lucky lotto player this week, with three $333,333 winning “Powerball” tickets that were all sold at Scott’s Village Mobil on Farmington Avenue in Farmington. Those lucky winners were Pascual Martinez, of Farmington, Dennis Baerny, of Har…
Connecticut Man Charged With Multiple Child Exploitation Offenses Connecticut Man Charged With Multiple Child Exploitation Offenses
Connecticut Man Charged With Multiple Child Exploitation Offenses A Connecticut man has been charged by federal authorities with multiple child exploitation offenses. Hartford County resident Michael Ferro, age 35, of Avon, surrendered to law enforcement on Wednesday, Sept. 29, according to Leonard C Boyle, US Attorney for the District of Connecticut. As alleged in the complaint, on Wednesday, August 18, Ferro, using the Kik social media application, began chatting in a Kik group with an FBI covert agent who was posing as a father of a 12-year-old girl.  After Ferro determined that the fictitious father was engaged in sexual activity with his “…
$2 Million CT Lottery Ticket Sold At Area Gas Station $2 Million CT Lottery Ticket Sold At Area Gas Station
$2 Million CT Lottery Ticket Sold At Area Gas Station A Connecticut customer cashed in a CT Lottery ticket worth two million dollars that was sold at an area gas station this week. On Monday, Aug. 16, an Avon resident cashed in a "Win Up To $10,000 A Month For Life 2nd Edition" ticket worth $2 million that was sold at the Mobil Mart on Washington Street in Hartford. CT Lottery did not disclose the winner's name. According to CT Lottery, “when a winning scratch ticket is validated through a Lottery Retailer's terminal, the remaining number of unclaimed prizes for that prize level is automatically updated reflecting one less prize. Until the in…