Stop & Shop Announces 32 Store Closings, Including In Stamford, Danbury Stop & Shop Announces 32 Store Closings, Including In Stamford, Danbury
Stop & Shop Announces 32 Store Closings, Including In Stamford, Danbury This story has been updated. Stop & Shop announced they plan to close 32 underperforming stores, including five in Connecticut.  The company said on Friday, July 12, that the closures allowed it to take the next steps in its plans to position the company for growth. Following the closures, Stop & Shop will continue to have a strong presence across its five-state footprint, with more than 350 stores. The impacted stores include:  100 Division St., Ansonia, New Haven County 855 Bridgeport Ave., Milford (1360 East Town Road, Milford will remain open), New Haven County 21…
Fairfield County Congressman Himes Among Latest Dems To Call On Biden To Quit Race Fairfield County Congressman Himes Among Latest Dems To Call On Biden To Quit Race
Fairfield County Congressman Himes Among Latest Dems To Call On Biden To Quit Race Connecticut Congressman Jim Himes (D--4th District) is the latest sitting representative to call upon President Joe Biden to call it quits on his presidential campaign. Himes, whose district covers 17 towns and cities in most of Fairfield County and some of New Haven County, is also the first member of the state's congressional delegation to do so. He announced on X following Biden's much-anticipated press conference on Thursday, July 11, during which he said the president's record of public service is unrivaled.  "His accomplishments are immense," Himes wrote. "His legacy as a great …
Drunk Driver From Wilton Nabbed In New Canaan Speeding, Swerving: Police Drunk Driver From Wilton Nabbed In New Canaan Speeding, Swerving: Police
Drunk Driver From Wilton Nabbed In New Canaan Speeding, Swerving: Police A Fairfield County man was charged with alleged DUI and failure to drive right after he was seen swerving in the roadway at a high rate of speed. Dylan Herbert, age 32, of Wilton, was charged around 12:15 a.m. on Sunday, July 7, in New Canaan during a selective enforcement in the area of Old Stamford Road and Jelliff Mill Road. According to Lt. Marc DeFelice of the New Canaan Police, Herbert was spotted by officers traveling at a high rate of speed on Old Stamford Road and swerving in the roadway. While speaking with Herbert, the officer detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage…
Alert Issued For 16-Year-Old Fairfield Girl Missing Over Week Alert Issued For 16-Year-Old Fairfield Girl Missing Over Week
Alert Issued For 16-Year-Old Fairfield Girl Missing Over Week Police are asking for help in locating a Connecticut teenager who has been missing for over a week. Jomana Ali, age 16, was last seen on Elm Street in the town of Fairfield at around 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, July 2. Police said Ali may have traveled out of state and could have been in the New York/New Jersey area at some point on Wednesday, July 3. The teen is 5-foot-4 and 140 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing black Lululemon pants and black sneakers. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Fairfield Police Department at 203-254-4800. Share this story by…
'Hard To Imagine' Biden Serving 4 Years, Says Michael Douglas Who Hosted Westchester Fundraiser 'Hard To Imagine' Biden Serving 4 Years, Says Michael Douglas Who Hosted Westchester Fundraiser
'Hard To Imagine' Biden Serving 4 Years, Says Michael Douglas Who Hosted Westchester Fundraiser A longtime Hollywood ally of Joe Biden who hosted a re-election fundraising event for the president at his Westchester estate this past spring is now casting doubts on the 81-year-old's ability to serve a second term in office.  In an interview with BBC, iconic actor Michael Douglas said it would be "hard to imagine" Biden serving another full term in office if he is re-elected, the outlet reported.  Douglas, who himself is 79 years old, personally hosted the fundraiser for Biden along with his wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones, at their Irvington-on-Hudson residence on Thursday, April 2…
CT Woman Throws 2 Kittens Out Of Car, Police Looking For Witness, Cops Say CT Woman Throws 2 Kittens Out Of Car, Police Looking For Witness, Cops Say
CT Woman Throws 2 Kittens Out Of Car, Police Looking For Witness, Cops Say Police in Connecticut are searching for a witness who saw a woman allegedly throw two kittens out of her moving car, killing both. The incident occurred in New Haven County around 9:45 a.m., Monday, July 8, in Naugatuck. According to the Naugatuck Police, after receiving reports of the woman throwing the kittens out of a moving car, officers located the kittens, about four to five months old, dead in the area of North Church Street / Route 63 by the dam.  Witnesses told officers an older white female with white hair was driving a maroon sedan, and the kittens were thrown from the driv…
School Guidance Counselor Charged With Sexual Assault Of Student In Norwalk School Guidance Counselor Charged With Sexual Assault Of Student In Norwalk
Norwalk School Staffer Charged With Sexual Assault A Fairfield County school guidance counselor has been charged with alleged sexual assault of a student. Luisa Melchionne, age 37, of New Canaan, was arrested on a warrant on Thursday, July 11, in connection with a complaint filed in April. According to Sgt. Ryan Evarts of the Norwalk Police, the department began an investigation into the claims of an inappropriate relationship with a student at Nathan Hill Middle School in Norwalk. The department's Special Victims Unit assumed the investigation and determined that Melchionne, a Nathan Hale Middle School guidance counselor, was se…
New Rounds Of Storms Headed To Region Before Much-Awaited Change In Weather Pattern New Rounds Of Storms Headed To Region Before Much-Awaited Change In Weather Pattern
New Rounds Of Storms Headed To Region Before Much-Awaited Change In Weather Pattern Separate rounds of thunderstorms with heavy downpours are possible through the end of the week before a change in the weather pattern will finally bring drier, less humid air. According to the National Weather Service, investigations are underway in parts of upstate New York and northern New England after possible tornadic activity occurred during a storm system on Wednesday, July 10, fueled by the remnants of Beryl. Thursday, July 11 will become partly to mostly sunny after a cloudy start to the day with lingering showers pushing east. The high temperature will be in the upper 80s. It sho…
Taxes, Zoning, Transportation Top Issues For Incumbent State Sen. Ryan Fazio Taxes, Zoning, Transportation Top Issues For Incumbent State Sen. Ryan Fazio
Taxes, Zoning, Transportation Top Issues For Incumbent State Sen. Ryan Fazio Born and raised in Greenwich, District 36 (Greenwich, North Stamford, and portions of Stamford, New Canaan, and Newfield-Westover-Turn of River) State Sen. Ryan Fazio still calls the town home.  First elected to the Greenwich Representative Town Meeting, the investment advisor has also spent years volunteering for Greenwich United Way and Meals on Wheels. In 2021, Fazio first came to the senate after winning a special election upon the sudden resignation of Sen. Alex Kasser (D). In 2022, by a very slight margin, he beat his democratic opponent to retain his senate seat in the general e…
ID Released For Stamford Man Found Dead In New Canaan Woods ID Released For Stamford Man Found Dead In New Canaan Woods
ID Released For Stamford Man Found Dead In New Canaan Woods Police have announced the identity of the missing man found dead in a wooded area of Connecticut during a search. The deceased man has been identified as Fairfield County resident Santos Eujedo Perez, who hails from Stamford. His age has not yet been released. Original Report: Missing Stamford Man Found Dead In Wooded Area In New Canaan Perez was found in a wooded area of New Canaan after the town’s police began a search for the missing man alongside Stamford Police in the late hours of Monday, July 8. His body was discovered shortly after midnight on Tuesday, July 9. Prior to …
Family Of New England Teen Who Died After Spicy 'One Chip Challenge' Plans Suit, Law Firm Says Family Of New England Teen Who Died After Spicy 'One Chip Challenge' Plans Suit, Law Firm Says
Family Of New England Teen Who Died After Spicy 'One Chip Challenge' Plans Suit, Law Firm Says A law firm representing the family of a 14-year-old Worcester boy who died shortly after trying the spicy One Chip Challenge signaled on Wednesday, July 10, that they plan to file a lawsuit over his death.  Harris Wolobah died on Sept. 1, 2023. An autopsy found that the Doherty Memorial High School student suffered cardiopulmonary arrest “in the setting of recent ingestion of food substance with high capsaicin concentration,” according to the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security. The Boston law firm Sheff & Cook announced in a press release it…
Deaths Of 2 CT Men Found In Burning Vehicle Ruled Homicides Deaths Of 2 CT Men Found In Burning Vehicle Ruled Homicides
Deaths Of 2 CT Men Found In Burning Vehicle Ruled Homicides Two deaths of two Connecticut men who were found in a burning car in May have been deemed homicides by the state Medical Examiner's Office. Related: IDs Released For 2 Bodies Found In Burned Vehicle In Oxford The two men, David J. Rivera, age 36, and Carlos O. Calderon, age 39, both of Hartford, were found in New Haven County around 4:10 a.m., Thursday, May 30, on Roosevelt Drive in Oxford. According to the Connecticut State Police, the fire was extinguished by fire personnel, at which point it was discovered the two dead men were inside. Shortly after the incident, the medic…