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Severe Storms Knock Out Power To Thousands In Connecticut: These Locales Have Been Hit Hardest Severe Storms Knock Out Power To Thousands In Connecticut: These Locales Have Been Hit Hardest
Severe Storms Knock Out Power To Thousands In Connecticut: These Locales Have Been Hit Hardest A line of severe thunderstorms that rocked the region has left thousands without power in Connecticut. The storms arrived on Thursday morning, May 23, bringing heavy downpours, strong winds, and even hail to the state.  Related Report - Line Of Severe Thunderstorms With Downpours, Gusty Winds, Lightning Now Sweeping Through Region As of around 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Eversource reported just over 2,200 outages, while United Illuminating reported 176.  South Norwalk Electric and Water also reported a little over a dozen outages.   Towns with the most outages includ…
Love, Support Pours In For Fairfield Family Of 8-Year-Old Fighting Battle Against Brain Tumor Love, Support Pours In For Fairfield Family Of 8-Year-Old Fighting Battle Against Brain Tumor
Love, Support Pours In For Fairfield Family Of 8-Year-Old Fighting Battle Against Brain Tumor A community has come together to raise tens of thousands of dollars to help support the Connecticut family of a courageous 8-year-old boy who has been waging a tough battle against a brain tumor for years.  Since the age of 2, Teddy Marchione of the town of Fairfield has been fighting a pediatric brain tumor that likely began growing in utero, according to his neurosurgeon. Following his original diagnosis in 2018, he underwent a 10-hour surgery to remove the tumor.  In the years since his first surgery, Marchione has gone through several rounds of chemotherapy and is no…
Fairfield Elementary Student Crossing Roadway Struck By Car Fairfield Elementary Student Crossing Roadway Struck By Car
Fairfield Elementary Student Crossing Roadway Struck By Car A Fairfield County elementary school student was struck by a vehicle crossing the street to reach their bus stop.  The incident occurred in Fairfield around 8:45 a.m., Wednesday, May 22, in the area of Nichols Avenue and First Street.  According to Sgt. Michael Stahl of the Fairfield Police, the student, was transported to the hospital for evaluation for what appeared to be minor injuries at this time. Several students witnessed the crash on a school bus and stopped nearby along with other bystanders, Stahl said. "The Fairfield Police Department understands t…
New Lego Store Opening In Fairfield Where Customers Can Buy, Trade Or Sell New Lego Store Opening In Fairfield Where Customers Can Buy, Trade Or Sell
New Lego Store Opening In Fairfield Where Customers Can Buy, Trade Or Sell Lego maniacs rejoice -- a new store opening in Fairfield County specializes in buying, selling, and trading new and used Lego sets, bricks, and minifigures.  The store, Bricks & Minifigs (BAM) in Fairfield at 1929 Black Rock Turnpike, is the first store for local Fairfield residents David and Lindsay Orr and is set to open on Saturday,  June 8. In addition to thousands of bricks and sets, BAM will also provide an event space for birthday parties or special Lego-themed events such as after-school clubs, social events, Brick Derby races, and more.  The store…
Man Charged With Burglarizing Cars In Fairfield After Chase Through McDonald's Man Charged With Burglarizing Cars In Fairfield After Chase Through McDonald's
Man Charged With Burglarizing Cars In Fairfield After Chase Through McDonald's A 21-year-old Fairfield County man wanted for car burglaries was apprehended after police chased him through a McDonald's restaurant and found him under a car in a grocery store parking lot. The incident occurred in Fairfield at around 5:40 a.m. Thursday in the area of Ann Street and Nichols Street. According to Sgt. Michael Stahl of the Fairfield Police officers responded to the area after receiving a report of car alarms going off. Two suspects were seen riding bikes wearing face masks. Stahl added that a similar complaint had been made earlier that morning, at 1:30 a.m., of two men atte…
Take Action To Save Local News In Connecticut Take Action To Save Local News In Connecticut
Take Action To Save Local News In Connecticut As in the rest of the country, Connecticut-based news companies are facing difficult times as ad revenues (the typical source of income) fall. Local, ethnic and community news organizations find themselves competing with regional and national media conglomerates—which may not put their newsroom focus on local happenings—for advertising revenue. And with the loss of advertising dollars in an unbalanced industry, Connecticut news organizations are forced to close offices, decrease the scope of their reporting, and lose staff. An Act Concerning the Purchase of Print and Digital Advertising by t…
Axe-Wielding Man In Fairfield Captured After Foot Pursuit Axe-Wielding Man In Fairfield Captured After Foot Pursuit
Axe-Wielding Man In Fairfield Captured After Foot Pursuit A 35-year-old man allegedly wielding an axe at a gas station in Fairfield County was apprehended by police after a foot chase. The incident occurred in Fairfield around 11 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, at Hemlock Hardware at 1860 Post Road. According to Sgt. Michael Stahl of the Fairfield Police officers responded to the hardware store after receiving a report of a suspicious man. On the scene, officers found Orlando Roper of New York City behaving erratically, Stahl said.  Roper was behind his vehicle parked near an adjacent business, brandishing an axe, Stahl said. Despite offic…
Fairfield Man Charged With Attempted Murder In Stabbing Incident Fairfield Man Charged With Attempted Murder In Stabbing Incident
Fairfield Man Charged With Attempted Murder In Stabbing Incident A 51-year-old Fairfield County man was charged with criminal attempt to commit murder after allegedly stabbing his partner multiple times. The incident occurred in Fairfield around 11:10 a.m. on Mountain Laurel Road on Sunday, April 14. According to Sgt. Michael Stahl of the Fairfield Police, the victim, is in serious condition following the stabbing during a domestic dispute. Arrested was Robert Van Weddle of Fairfield. He was charged with: Criminal attempt to commit murder  Assault Disorderly conduct Weddle was held on bond and transported to Bridgeport Superior Court this morning…
School In Fairfield Receives Threat Of Violence, Placed In Lockdown School In Fairfield Receives Threat Of Violence, Placed In Lockdown
School In Fairfield Receives Threat Of Violence, Placed In Lockdown A Fairfield County high school was placed on lockdown after receiving a threat of violence. The incident occurred at Notre Dame High School in Fairfield around 1 p.m., Thursday, April 11. According to Sgt. Michael Stahl of the Fairfield Police, the school received a telephone threat of violence and notified the police. The school was placed into lockdown while officers completed an assessment of the threat and determined that all students and staff were safe, Stahl said. "At this time, we believe this to be a swatting incident and that the call to the school was not made from the imm…
Video: Duo Drives Car Through Fairfield Shop, Steal Items Video: Duo Drives Car Through Fairfield Shop, Steal Items
Video: Duo Drives Car Through Fairfield Shop, Steal Items Police in Fairfield County are investigating after two suspects allegedly drove a car through a business and made off with merchandise before fleeing. The incident occurred in Fairfield around 3:25 a.m., Sunday, March 24, at the Mohegan Smoke Shop, 525 Tunxis Hill Cutoff.  According to Sgt. Michael Stahl of the Fairfield Police, officers found the entire storefront of the business significantly damaged and later determined that a vehicle had backed through the entry to gain access into the building.  After reviewing video surveillance, two suspects were seen entering the sto…
Iconic Pizzeria In Fairfield Closes After 50 Years, Will Be Replaced By This New Eatery Iconic Pizzeria In Fairfield Closes After 50 Years, Will Be Replaced By This New Eatery
Iconic Pizzeria In Fairfield Closes After 50 Years, Will Be Replaced By This New Eatery An iconic restaurant in Fairfield County has permanently closed after 50 years of serving Little League teams, families, visitors, and locals. Located in a prime spot on Post Road in Fairfield, Mike's Pizza, will soon be replaced by a chicken restaurant, Rye Bird, and bourbon bar planning to offer the same family-friendly and community-oriented vibe. Mike's, which opened in 1974 under the watchful eye of Eleftherios Jordanopoulos, changed hands in 2000 and has had four owners since. So when the building became available, Bill Nick, a partner of Post Road Hospitality, a restaurant…
Suspect Nabbed In Armed Robbery Of Several Other Minors In Fairfield, Police Say Suspect Nabbed In Armed Robbery Of Several Other Minors In Fairfield, Police Say
Suspect Nabbed In Armed Robbery Of Several Other Minors In Fairfield, Police Say A Fairfield County juvenile has been charged with allegedly robbing several others at gunpoint. The incident took place in Fairfield around 8:10 p.m., Sunday, March 17 in the area of New Hampshire Avenue. According to Sgt. Michael Stahl of the Fairfield Police, initial reports indicated that several juveniles had been threatened at gunpoint by individuals wearing ski masks who had fled. According to the victims, they were riding their bicycles when they were approached by the suspects. The suspects displayed firearms and a knife while demanding the belongings of the victims,…
Popular Eateries Hatch Unique Chicken Sandwich Creation Available In Norwalk, Fairfield Popular Eateries Hatch Unique Chicken Sandwich Creation Available In Norwalk, Fairfield
Popular Eateries Hatch Unique Chicken Sandwich Creation Available In Norwalk, Fairfield Call it a hen-semble worth shaking your tail feathers over. Two Connecticut food brands have teamed up to hatch a new chicken sandwich creation sure to get any carnivore’s mouth watering. New Haven-based Haven Hot Chicken and bakery Chabaso officially launched their Garlic Parm Sandwich on Monday, March 18. It is now or will soon be available for a limited time only at these nine Hot Chicken locations: Downtown New Haven (21 Whitney Ave.),  Orange (550 Boston Post Road),  Norwalk (596 Westport Ave.),  North Haven (146 Washington Ave.),  Storrs (1206 Storrs Road),&nbs…
Popular Retail Chain Opens New Location In Fairfield Popular Retail Chain Opens New Location In Fairfield
Popular Retail Chain Opens New Location In Fairfield A popular retail store has just launched its newest location in Connecticut, just in time for the summer months as temperatures start to warm and toys and recreational vehicles need some power. The new Batteries Plus opened in Fairfield on Monday, March 11 at 1555 Black Rock Turnpike, store officials said.  A 35-year-old company, the business is also a recycling partner for all bulbs and batteries, including lithium-ion. In addition, they offer premium car and truck batteries for both retail and commercial customers, as well as complementary services like free car batt…
Fairfield Resident Kills Self While Police On Scene Fairfield Resident Kills Self While Police On Scene
Fairfield Resident Kills Self While Police On Scene A resident died by suicide while police were on the scene for a welfare check in Fairfield County. The incident occurred in the town of Fairfield around 3 p.m., Monday, March 4 on Longdean Road. According to Sgt. Michael Stahl of the Fairfield Police, the resident's employer called the police asking for a welfare check when the employee did not show up for work or answer the phone. When officers arrived at the home they found a note indicating that the person could be found in the garage, Stahl said. Officers then heard a gunshot come from the area of the garage and began to set up a per…
Fairfield Man Charged With Shoplifting $3K In Goods From Wilton Store Fairfield Man Charged With Shoplifting $3K In Goods From Wilton Store
Fairfield Man Charged With Shoplifting $3K In Goods From Wilton Store A Fairfield County man was charged with organized retail theft and larceny after allegedly stealing some $3,000 in goods from an area store. Ross Manley, age 33, of Fairfield, was arrested by Wilton Police on Thursday, Feb. 22 at Stamford Superior Court for the incident which took place in October 2022 at the Outdoor Sports Center in Wilton. According to Lt. Anna Tornello of the Wilton Police, a South Wilton business contacted the police to report shoplifting involving thousands of dollars worth of merchandise. Staff reported that the shoplifter had just left the store and was able to prov…
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 …
$25K Geek Squad Scam: Man Robs Fairfield Resident, Police Say $25K Geek Squad Scam: Man Robs Fairfield Resident, Police Say
$25K Geek Squad Scam: Man Robs Fairfield Resident, Police Say A man from Brooklyn, New York was nabbed after he posed as a member of the Geek Squad in order to scam a Connecticut resident, police said. The Fairfield County incident happened on Tuesday, Feb. 6 in the town of Fairfield. According to the Fairfield Police Department, 27-year-old Bin Sun sent an email to the elderly victim, who was not named, claiming a charge of $525 from the Geek Squad. The victim called the number provided in the email, ready to dispute the charge, and spoke to Sun. Because they thought the call legitimate, the victim provided him with their bank account information …
'McFlation': $7 Egg McMuffin At Fairfield McDonald's Sparks Outrage 'McFlation': $7 Egg McMuffin At Fairfield McDonald's Sparks Outrage
'McFlation': $7 Egg McMuffin At Fairfield McDonald's Sparks Outrage A pricey breakfast sandwich purchased at a Connecticut McDonald’s is sparking outrage on social media. The Fairfield County breakfast order, which was shared by Bespoke Investment Group on X, was placed on Saturday, Jan. 27 just off of I-95 in the town of Fairfield, according to the posted picture of the receipt. “What has the world come to??” the user asked, showing that the receipt included two Egg McMuffins, costing a total of $14.58 — or $7.29 each — and a bacon, egg, and cheese McGriddle for another $7.19. “Outrageous pricing,” Bespoke wrote. $7.29 for one McDonald’s Egg McMuf…
Popular Hot Chicken Eatery Chain To Open New CT Locations, Including In Fairfield County Popular Hot Chicken Eatery Chain To Open New CT Locations, Including In Fairfield County
Popular Hot Chicken Eatery Chain To Open New CT Locations, Including In Fairfield County Fans of crispy hot fried chicken will want to look out for two upcoming restaurants that will soon be opening up in Connecticut.  Haven Hot Chicken, a franchise known for its Nashville Hot Chicken that already has several locations in the state, will be opening two new locations in Fairfield and the New Haven County town of Oxford in Spring 2024.  The new restaurants, once open, will serve the chain's signature menu of crispy fried chicken in addition to vegetarian options. All menu items range in spice from "Country," or not spicy, to "Haven," or extremely spicy.  Both…
Fairfield County Man Killed In Double-Fatal I-95 Crash Was Lead Singer For Popular Band Fairfield County Man Killed In Double-Fatal I-95 Crash Was Lead Singer For Popular Band
Fairfield County Man Killed In Double-Fatal I-95 Crash Was Lead Singer For Popular Band The lead singer for one of the most popular bands in Connecticut killed in a three-vehicle crash on I-95, is being remembered for his voice, and for being a nice person. IDs Released For Victims In Double-Fatal I-95 Fairfield Crash: Police Seek Witnesses William "Billy" Foster, of the band Billy and the Showmen, died in the town of Fairfield around 12:10 a.m., Friday, Jan. 26 just before Exit 22. According to Connecticut State Police, a preliminary investigation revealed a tractor-trailer and two cars were traveling on I-95 northbound when the second vehicle identified as a 2018 Che…
School Employee Caught With Child Porn In Fairfield, Police Say School Employee Caught With Child Porn In Fairfield, Police Say
School Employee Caught With Child Porn In Fairfield, Police Say A school employee in Fairfield County has been charged with alleged possession of child pornography. Peter Wheeler, Jr., age 23, of Fairfield, was arrested on Tuesday, Jan. 23, following an investigation by police. Sgt. Michael Stahl of the Fairfield Police said the department received a tip in November 2023 from the Connecticut State Police Computer Crimes Unit involving the potential possession of child pornography within the Town of Fairfield. The Fairfield Police Department Investigative Division conducted an exhaustive investigation including numerous search and seizure…
Man Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Young Girl In Fairfield For Several Years Man Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Young Girl In Fairfield For Several Years
Man Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Young Girl In Fairfield For Several Years A 45-year-old Connecticut man has been charged with allegedly sexually assaulting a young girl over several years in Fairfield County. New Haven County resident Jose Deleon-Castaneda, of Milford, was arrested on Wednesday, Jan. 10, said Lt. Edward Nook of the Fairfield Police Department. Deleon-Castaneda was under investigation for sexually assaulting a young girl who was known to him on numerous occasions, Nook said. The assaults occurred in the town of Fairfield and the incidents went back as far as 2005, he added. "Numerous witnesses were interviewed, and a con…
Fairfield Man Nabbed With Child Porn, Police Say Fairfield Man Nabbed With Child Porn, Police Say
Fairfield Man Nabbed With Child Porn, Police Say A man was charged with alleged possession of child pornography following a months-long investigation in Connecticut. Matthew Wood, age 50, of Fairfield, was arrested on Friday, Dec. 22, by Stratford Police. In October, Stratford detectives, using software to target suspects obtaining child sexual abuse material, initiated an investigation into Wood, said Stratford Police Capt. Frank Eannotti. Detectives from Stratford and Fairfield Police developed probable cause for the arrest of Wood after he was found to have a device containing at least 50 images of child sexual abu…
Westport Eatery Closes After Over Decade In Business: 'So Many Amazing Memories' Westport Eatery Closes After Over Decade In Business: 'So Many Amazing Memories'
Westport Eatery Closes After Over Decade In Business: 'So Many Amazing Memories' An eatery that has been a fixture in Fairfield County for over 10 years has closed one of its locations.  Saugatuck Sweets, which has two locations in the county, closed its Westport store at 575 Riverside Ave. on Sunday, Dec. 17, owners Chris and Al DiGuido announced.  In their announcement, the owners cited economic challenges and lingering effects from the pandemic as influencing their decision, which they made with "mixed feelings," they said.  "We have determined that it is no longer financially viable for us to keep this business afloat," the owners added, also sa…
$56K Jewelry Heist: Suspect Nabbed In Fairfield $56K Jewelry Heist: Suspect Nabbed In Fairfield
$56K Jewelry Heist: Suspect Nabbed In Fairfield The man suspected to be behind a Connecticut jewelry store heist was arrested after he allegedly tried to strike a second time, police announced. Juan J. Aviles, age 30, was arrested in connection to the Fairfield County crime, which happened in the town of Fairfield, the town’s police department said on Wednesday, Dec. 13. Aviles is thought to have been the person who smashed the front window of Lenox Jewelers, located at 2500 Black Rock Turnpike on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at approximately 11:30 p.m. Police reported seeing Aviles’ car drive off from the scene as they arrived, where $56,000 w…
New Businesses In 2024: Whole Foods To Launch Trio Of CT Stores New Businesses In 2024: Whole Foods To Launch Trio Of CT Stores
New Businesses In 2024: Whole Foods To Launch Trio Of CT Stores For those who enjoy fresh, organic foods, the news that three new Whole Foods markets will be coming to Connecticut next year is a big deal. In Fairfield County, the new store is being built in Stamford at 110 High Ridge Road (Route 104), according to the CT Insider. It replaces the old Lord & Taylor store that closed in 2021. Aimed at a large number of "college-educated residents," with a larger income, according to the Whole Foods website, Stamford fits that bill. An opening date for the store has not yet been announced. Fairfield County is already home to five Whole Foods markets --…
Fairfield Man Breaks Into Ex-Girlfriend's Home, Threatens Her With Knife, Police Say Fairfield Man Breaks Into Ex-Girlfriend's Home, Threatens Her With Knife, Police Say
Fairfield Man Breaks Into Ex-Girlfriend's Home, Threatens Her With Knife, Police Say A 58-year-old man is behind bars after allegedly breaking into a house with a knife of a Fairfield County woman he dated and threatened violence. The incident occurred in Fairfield around 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 30. According to Lt. Edward Nook of the Fairfield Police, a juvenile called 911 to report that Osborne Hewitt, of Fairfield, had broken into their home with a knife.  The juvenile also said that her mother had locked herself inside a closet, Nook said. When officers arrived Hewitt had left the area. The victim told police that Hewitt was an ex-boyfriend and while questionin…
Wrong-Way Driver Found Drunk, Slumped Over Wheel In Darien: Police Wrong-Way Driver Found Drunk, Slumped Over Wheel In Darien: Police
Wrong-Way Driver Found Drunk, Slumped Over Wheel In Darien: Police A 26-year-old woman faces charges after driving the wrong way on a Fairfield County road and later being found slumped over the wheel inside her vehicle, police said. Fairfield resident Jocelyn Kane, age 26, was arrested on Saturday, Nov. 18 following an incident that began around 11:30 p.m. when a wrong-way vehicle was seen traveling south on Mansfield Avenue in the area of Royle Road in Darien, according to Darien Police Sergeant Dan Skoumbros.  Soon after this, Darien Police also received another call reporting that the same vehicle was traveling erratically and had stopped in …
Blaze Breaks Out At Fairfield Fire Department Blaze Breaks Out At Fairfield Fire Department
Blaze Breaks Out At Fairfield Fire Department A group of Fairfield County firefighters received the call all dreaded, a blaze at their own station.  The incident took place in the town of Fairfield around 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2 at Station 1 on Reef Road. The crew received the news from Fairfield Fire Marshal, Asst. Fire Chief Phil Higgins as they were returning from a call that he had been alerted to a fire in the kitchen when the heat detectors activated the the building fire alarm. After discovering the source of the fire, a frying pan burning on the stove, Higgins immediately called 911 and requested assistance. Then, wit…
Fairfield County Congressman Votes Against Expelling Rep. Santos: 'I'm Not F'ing Around' Fairfield County Congressman Votes Against Expelling Rep. Santos: 'I'm Not F'ing Around'
Fairfield County Congressman Votes Against Expelling Rep. Santos: 'I'm Not F'ing Around' A Connecticut congressman is defending his decision to vote against expelling New York Rep. George Santos from Congress despite the fact that he is facing almost two dozen federal criminal charges.  Rep. Jim Himes, who represents Connecticut's 4th congressional district, voted against expelling Santos during a resolution to oust him brought by his fellow New York Republicans on Wednesday night, Nov. 1.  Earlier Report - NY Rep. George Santos Dodges Expulsion From House: 'Victory For Due Process' The 4th District includes parts of Fairfield and New Haven counties, including the cities of B…