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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…
Family Killed In Wrong-Way Merritt Parkway Crash On Way Home From Hospital Family Killed In Wrong-Way Merritt Parkway Crash On Way Home From Hospital
Family Killed In Wrong-Way Merritt Parkway Crash On Way Home From Hospital Three members of a Connecticut family killed in a wrong-way driver crash were on their way home from the hospital when killed. Related: IDs Released In Wrong-Way Merritt Parkway Crash With 4 Fatalities In Stratford ID Released For Driver In Stratford Crash That Killed 4 Fairfield County resident Steven P. Rowland, age 65, of Easton, was driving his aunt and uncle, Thomas and Olga Vitale, ages 80 and 81, also of Easton, home from Yale New Haven Hospital when all three were killed in the crash in Stratford, according to their obituaries. "While his death was abrupt and he…
ID Released For 21-Year-Old Driver In Merritt Parkway Crash That Killed 4 ID Released For 21-Year-Old Driver In Merritt Parkway Crash That Killed 4
ID Released For 21-Year-Old Driver In Merritt Parkway Crash That Killed 4 A 21-year-old Fairfield University student has been identified as the wrong-way driver involved in a Connecticut crash that killed three people, as well as himself.  Related: IDs Released In Wrong-Way Merritt Parkway Crash With 4 Fatalities In Stratford Massachusetts resident Alexander Dennis, age 21, of the town of Wayland in Middlesex County, was positively identified on Tuesday, May 14, by the state Medical Examiner's Office as the driver of a 2016 Honda CRV the wrong way on the Merritt Parkway (Route 15) in Fairfield County around 1:45 a.m., Thursday, May 9, in Stratford. S…
New Update: IDs Released In Wrong-Way Merritt Parkway Crash With 4 Fatalities New Update: IDs Released In Wrong-Way Merritt Parkway Crash With 4 Fatalities
New Update: IDs Released In Wrong-Way Merritt Parkway Crash With 4 Fatalities This story has been updated:  The identities have been released of three of the four people killed in an overnight crash on the Merritt Parkway (Route 15) in Fairfield County.  According to Connecticut State Police, the collision occurred around 1:45 a.m., Thursday, May 9, in Stratford. State Police said a 2016 Honda Civic was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes when it hit a 2010 Chrysler Country Touring van head-on. Both vehicles burst into flames. Killed in the crash were two Easton family members and a driver of the van, including: Steven Rowland, age 65, of East…
Woman Hospitalized After Tree Falls On Merritt In Westport, Hitting Vehicles Amid Strong Winds Woman Hospitalized After Tree Falls On Merritt In Westport, Hitting Vehicles Amid Strong Winds
Woman Hospitalized After Tree Falls On Merritt In Westport, Hitting Vehicles Amid Strong Winds Two cars were hit by a tree on the Merritt Parkway and another hit the tree as it fell in the roadway in Fairfield County amid very windy conditions. The incident occurred in Westport around 2:50 p.m. Monday, March 11, south of Exit 42, Connecticut State Police said. The three vehicles, a Toyota Corolla, a Toyota Sienna, and a Nissan Altima,  were traveling south on the parkway in the right lane when the tree fell, hitting the top of the first two vehicles. The third vehicle hit the tree as it fell in the roadway, state police added. Minor injuries were reported. All three vehicles r…
29-Year-Old Killed In Crash On Merritt Parkway In Stamford 29-Year-Old Killed In Crash On Merritt Parkway In Stamford
29-Year-Old Killed In Crash On Merritt Parkway In Stamford State Police are searching for witnesses to a fiery crash that killed a 29-year-old Fairfield County man in a three-car collision on the Merritt Parkway. The crash took place in Stamford around 10:20 p.m., Monday, Oct. 31 on the northbound side, Connecticut State Police said. An investigation found that Peter Matusiewicz, of Stamford, struck a wooden guard rail after losing control of his vehicle for an unknown reason just north of Exit 34, state police said.  Matusiewicz's 2007 Saab was then struck by a Toyota Highlander and a Nissan Rogue, which were also headed northbound, state po…
Serious Injuries Reported After Fiery Merritt Parkway Crash In Fairfield County Serious Injuries Reported After Fiery Merritt Parkway Crash In Fairfield County
Serious Injuries Reported After Fiery Merritt Parkway Crash In Fairfield County Several serious injuries were reported after a fiery single-vehicle crash on a stretch of the Merritt Parkway. It happened around 2:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3 on the northbound side of Route 15 in the Town of Trumbull.  Upon arriving, Connecticut State Police troopers observed a 2017 Ford Fusion facing the wrong way up an embankment near the Frenchtown Road overpass in the area of Exit 48 in the Town of Trumbull, Connecticut State Police said. At the scene, troopers learned, that the Fusion was traveling in the left lane, left the portion of the roadway into the right side when i…
Man Accused Of Leaving Scene Of Fairfield County Crash, Police Say Man Accused Of Leaving Scene Of Fairfield County Crash, Police Say
Man Accused Of Leaving Scene Of Fairfield County Crash, Police Say A Fairfield County man has been arrested for allegedly crashing a vehicle and leaving the scene. Emmanuel Segarra-Otero, age 30, of Stamford, was arrested on Friday, Aug. 6, after turning himself in to New Canaan in connection with the crash which took place on Saturday, June 12, on the Merritt Parkway, said New Canaan Police Lt. Jason Ferraro. According to Ferraro, when officers arrived at the single-vehicle crash site, they located an unoccupied vehicle that had crashed into the guardrail on Old Stamford Road. A subsequent investigation determined that Otero was the operator an…
Fairfield County Car Thief Rams Vehicles, Drives Into Oncoming Traffic, Police Say Fairfield County Car Thief Rams Vehicles, Drives Into Oncoming Traffic, Police Say
Fairfield County Car Thief Rams Vehicles, Drives Into Oncoming Traffic, Police Say Three Fairfield County men have been arrested after allegedly crashing into several police vehicles at the Westfield Trumbull Mall as they attempted to flee in a stolen vehicle. During the incident, which took place on Monday, July 26, Dominique Reid, age 23, of Bridgeport, fled in the stolen Audi to avoid immediate capture, however, Hector Delgado, age 24, and Xavier Rondon, age 29, also of Bridgeport were immediately taken into police custody in the Westfield Mall parking lot, said Lieutenant Brian D. Weir.  Trumbull Police detectives initially located the Audi, which …
Here's Latest On Quick-Moving Storm: How Much Snow To Expect, And Where It Will Fall Here's Latest On Quick-Moving Storm: How Much Snow To Expect, And Where It Will Fall
Here's Latest On Quick-Moving Storm: How Much Snow To Expect, And Where It Will Fall A quick-moving new storm system will bring accumulating snowfall to much of the region, causing slippery travel, especially for the evening commute on Monday, Feb. 22. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect Monday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in areas in New York and Connecticut north of I-287 and the Merritt Parkway, where 2 to 4 inches of snowfall is now possible. Mainly rain is expected in New York City, on Long Island, and the immediate surrounding suburbs, with some light snow possibly mixing in at times. For areas where the advisory is in effect, motorists should  "plan on slippe…
New Storm Could Bring Mix Of Snow, Ice, Causing Power Outages, Treacherous Travel New Storm Could Bring Mix Of Snow, Ice, Causing Power Outages, Treacherous Travel
New Storm Could Bring Mix Of Snow, Ice, Causing Power Outages, Treacherous Travel There's been no shortage of snowfall this winter.  But the main threat for the next storm taking aim on the region looks like it could be ice, leading to the possibility of potentially major power outages from damage to power lines and trees as well as treacherous travel. The time frame for the storm, which could also bring accumulating snow to areas farther north and inland, is Saturday night, Feb. 13 through Valentine's Day, Sunday, Feb. 14, and into Presidents Day on Monday, Feb. 15. Saturday, Feb. 13 will be mostly cloudy and cold with a high temperature in the upper 20s with wind…
I-95 Stretch Reopens After Crash I-95 Stretch Reopens After Crash
I-95 Stretch Reopens After Crash This story has been updated. A stretch of I-95 in Fairfield County has reopened after a serious two-vehicle crash caused its closure. The closure was northbound in Westport between Sherwood Island/Route 476 (Exit 18) and Route 1/Center Street (Exit 19) on Saturday, Nov. 28. Nearby, also in Westport, a crash on the Merritt Parkway, also northbound, caused delays at Route 33 (Exit 41) with stop-and-go delays to Route 7 (Exit 39). Check back to Daily Voice for updates.
Parking Garage Sells For $1.1 Million In Fairfield County Parking Garage Sells For $1.1 Million In Fairfield County
Parking Garage Sells For $1.1 Million In Fairfield County A Bridgeport parking garage sold to a Southport real-estate firm for $1,100,000. According to Jon Angel, owner of real estate firm Angel Commercial, LLC, the 140-space, two-story parking garage at 95 Chapel Street, which was formerly owned by Geza Scap, was purchased on Monday, Sept. 21 by 38-2112th Street Partner, LLC of Amityville.  It is within walking distance of Superior Court, Bridgeport City Hall, Police Department, Downtown Cabaret Theater, Messiah Baptist Church, and apartment buildings, and is located less than a half a mile away from the Route 25 Connector, le…
Woman Hospitalized After Car Crashes Off Merritt Parkway In Norwalk Woman Hospitalized After Car Crashes Off Merritt Parkway In Norwalk
Woman Hospitalized After Car Crashes Off Merritt Parkway In Norwalk A woman was hospitalized after her car crashed off the Merritt Parkway in Fairfield County overnight. The incident happened around 4:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 5 in Norwalk. When firefighters arrived with hospital paramedics and state police, the car, a Hyundai sedan, was found on its side, in a foot of water, between the parkway exit 40A ramp and the 1 Glover Avenue Condos, according to the Norwalk Fire Department. The car appeared to have left the southbound exit ramp to Main Avenue and traveled 60 feet to the river below, the department said. The driver, a woman in her 20s, walked up to f…
Teen, Three Juveniles Charged After Vehicles Stolen From Driveway In Westport Teen, Three Juveniles Charged After Vehicles Stolen From Driveway In Westport
Teen, Three Juveniles Charged After Vehicles Stolen From Driveway In Westport A Connecticut teenager and three minors are facing charges after allegedly stealing vehicles from a Fairfield County driveway, police said. Police in Westport received a report shortly after 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 11 from a Richmondville Avenue resident who said he heard a vehicle speeding away from his home and that several other unlocked vehicles in his driveway had been entered. Shortly after the initial sighting of the two vehicles, a Cadillac Escalade and a Honda CRV-V, by officers, both returned to Westport heading south on Weston Road, police said, while an officer positioned him…
One Rescued Before Vehicle Bursts Into Flames On Merritt Parkway One Rescued Before Vehicle Bursts Into Flames On Merritt Parkway
One Rescued Before Vehicle Bursts Into Flames On Merritt Parkway One person who was trapped in a vehicle following a single-vehicle crash on the Merritt Parkway was extricated by firefighters. Another person in the vehicle was able to climb out following the Fairfield County crash around 8:30 p.m., Sunday, June 7, near Exit 42 in Westport. ​According to the Westport Fire Department,  the first arriving fire unit found the vehicle on its roof in the left lane of the highway.  Fire personnel checked the vehicle and found a single person was trapped in the vehicle.  Firefighters deployed a protective hose line and began to set up for extric…
Tow Truck Driver Killed In Merritt Parkway Crash Tow Truck Driver Killed In Merritt Parkway Crash
Tow Truck Driver Killed In Merritt Parkway Crash A tow truck driver from an area company that has served Fairfield County for years, was hit and killed in a freak crash on the Merritt Parkway. Corey John Iodice, 58, Seffner, Florida, was killed around 4:45 p.m., Wednesday, April 22, on the Parkway in the Trumbull area near Exit 47, said the Connecticut State Police. According to police, the crash took place when Iodice, who was driving an Iodice Family Transport tow truck out of Fairfield, was attempting to load the disabled vehicle of a 25-year-old Bridgeport man. While loading, a friend arrived to pick up the stranded man and was parke…
Eye Of The Storm: Here Are Brand-New Snowfall, Rainfall Projections Eye Of The Storm: Here Are Brand-New Snowfall, Rainfall Projections
Eye Of The Storm: Here Are Brand-New Snowfall, Rainfall Projections A storm system bringing accumulating snow to inland areas and rain at times to the entire region has arrived. Precipitation arrived as light, wet snow north of I-287 and the Merritt Parkway and as rain farther south just before daybreak on Monday, March 23. After a lull later in the morning, precipitation will return around 2 p.m. As the temperature will be above freezing south of I-84, it will be rain. For snowfall and rainfall projections, see the first and second images above. But north of I-84, anywhere from 2 to 6 inches is expected with locally higher amounts. (See third image above…
Storm Watch: Here Are Latest Projections On Snowfall Totals, Timing Storm Watch: Here Are Latest Projections On Snowfall Totals, Timing
Storm Watch: Here Are Latest Projections On Snowfall Totals, Timing A storm system will sweep through the area bringing accumulating snow mainly north of I-287 in New York and the Merritt Parkway in Connecticut. It will arrive after a dry weekend. There will be a mix of sun and clouds on Sunday, March 22 with a high temperature around 40 degrees with wind-chill values between 20 and 30. Clouds then will roll in after nightfall in advance of the storm as the low temperature drops to the upper 20s inland and the lower 30s farthest south. At this point, the most likely time frame for the accumulating snowfall to arrive in those areas farther inland is a…
Projected Snowfall Totals Released For Early Week Storm Projected Snowfall Totals Released For Early Week Storm
Projected Snowfall Totals Released For Early Week Storm Click here for an updated story - Eye Of The Storm: Here Are Brand-New Snowfall, Rainfall Projections The first full week of spring will start out looking more like winter. A storm system will sweep through the area at the start of the new week that will bring accumulating snow mainly north of I-287 in New York and the Merritt Parkway in Connecticut. It will arrive after a dry weekend. Sunday, March 22 will be partly sunny but a bit colder with a high temperature around 40 degrees with wind-chill values between 15 and 25. Clouds then will roll in after nightfall in advance of the st…
Here's Latest On Storm System That Will Bring Mix Of Snow, Rain To Region Here's Latest On Storm System That Will Bring Mix Of Snow, Rain To Region
Here's Latest On Storm System That Will Bring Mix Of Snow, Rain To Region The weekend will start out with a quick-moving storm system that will bring a mix of snow and rain to much of the region. Thursday, March 5 will be sunny with the high temperature around 50 degrees. The overnight low will be around the freezing mark with partly cloudy skies. The storm will move toward the area on Friday, March 6, which will be cloudy throughout the day with the high temperature will be in the low to mid 40s. The chance for precipitation arrives around noontime on Friday. Temperature will fall Friday night, with the overnight low in the upper 20s to around 30 degrees …
Big Change Coming After Mild Stretch As Storm With Potential For Snow Sweeps Through Area Big Change Coming After Mild Stretch As Storm With Potential For Snow Sweeps Through Area
Big Change Coming After Mild Stretch As Storm With Potential For Snow Sweeps Through Area A mild, almost spring-like start to the week will be followed by a big change in the weather pattern in the form of a coastal storm bringing the potential for some snow. Tuesday, March 3 will be mild with the high temperature in the mid to upper 50s.  After a partly cloudy start, showers will arrive in mid-afternoon and continue at times through the evening and overnight. Skies will begin to clear before daybreak on Wednesday, March 4, leading to a partly sunny day with the high temperature in the low to mid 50s. After a sunny day on Thursday, March 5 with the high temperature around…
Midweek Storm Will Bring Mix Of Rain, Sleet, Snow To Region Midweek Storm Will Bring Mix Of Rain, Sleet, Snow To Region
Midweek Storm Will Bring Mix Of Rain, Sleet, Snow To Region A midweek storm will bring a mix of rain, sleet and snow to the region. Wednesday, Feb. 12 will bring a brief break from the wet pattern with mostly sunny skies and the high temperature again in the low 40s. Then comes the arrival of the storm system after nightfall.  There will be a wintry mix at times into the early overnight hours north of I-287 in New York and the Merritt Parkway in Connecticut, where the overnight low will hover around the freezing mark. About a half-inch of sleet and snow accumulation is possible. In New York City, Long Island, southern Westchester and coastal …
Here's Next Chance For Wintry Mix As Unsettled Weather Pattern Arrives Here's Next Chance For Wintry Mix As Unsettled Weather Pattern Arrives
Here's Next Chance For Wintry Mix As Unsettled Weather Pattern Arrives A storm system has brought steady rain to the region, with areas far north and inland seeing sleet and some snow, leading to delayed school starts. The unsettled weather pattern will continue the next few days, with a new chance for a wintry mix that is expected to be more widespread. Monday, Feb. 10 will be cloudy with showers and pockets of heavy rain at times during the day and evening and a high temperature around 40 degrees. The overnight low will stay steady in the upper 30s for most of the region, but the areas north of I-84 that saw a wintry mix overnight Sunday, Feb. 9 into Monday…
Hearing Scheduled For Proposed I-684 Toll Along Mile-Long Stretch That Runs Through Greenwich Hearing Scheduled For Proposed I-684 Toll Along Mile-Long Stretch That Runs Through Greenwich
Hearing Scheduled For Proposed I-684 Toll Along Mile-Long Stretch That Runs Through Greenwich A hearing has been scheduled as lawmakers in Connecticut get ready for a vote on proposed tolls on state highways, including a gantry on a mile-long stretch of I-684 that runs through Greenwich. A vote following the hearing could come as soon as next week. Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont introduced a plan for 12 statewide tolls, including one in a remote stretch of I-684 near the Greenwich-North Castle town line that will force truck drivers to pay, despite being in the state for only about one mile.  The roadway is the only way to pass the area in either direction, forcing New Yorkers to…
Scattered Snow Showers, Flurries Possible To Start Workweek With Storm Threat For Weekend Scattered Snow Showers, Flurries Possible To Start Workweek With Storm Threat For Weekend
Scattered Snow Showers, Flurries Possible To Start Workweek With Storm Threat For Weekend Click here for an updated story: Potential Nor'easter Takes Aim On Area Just In Time For Groundhog Day Scattered snow showers and flurries are possible for much of the region to start the workweek, with the possibility of a winter storm looming for the weekend. The time frame for flurry activity is Monday morning, Jan. 27 through around 11 a.m. for areas south of I-287 in New York and the Merritt Parkway in Connecticut, where sprinkles and light rain will also be possible. North of those areas, the snow chance will last until the early afternoon Monday as the high temperature star…
Cold, Dry Stretch Will Be Followed By Milder Air, Then Wintry Mix, Snow Chance Cold, Dry Stretch Will Be Followed By Milder Air, Then Wintry Mix, Snow Chance
Cold, Dry Stretch Will Be Followed By Milder Air, Then Wintry Mix, Snow Chance A cold, dry stretch of days will be followed first by milder air and then a chance of a wintry mix and snow on back-to-back days. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 20 will be sunny but bitterly cold. The high temperature will be in the upper 20s, but the wind-chill factor will make it feel like it's between zero and 10 degrees. (See image above.) The overnight low Monday into Tuesday, Jan. 21 will be in the single digits. The sunny, cold stretch continues Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 22 with the high temperature in the low to mid 30s both days and wind-chill values in the teens. T…
Here Are Brand-New Snowfall Projections For Fast-Moving Weekend Storm Here Are Brand-New Snowfall Projections For Fast-Moving Weekend Storm
Here Are Brand-New Snowfall Projections For Fast-Moving Weekend Storm Click here for an updated story: New Snowfall Projections Increase As Strong Winter Storm Approaches Area Brand-new snowfall projections have been increased for the fast-moving winter storm that will create hazardous driving conditions over a broad area this weekend. The storm is expected to arrive early Saturday afternoon, Jan. 18 and wind down during Saturday evening. During that time, travel conditions are expected to be hazardous.  A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for most of the region from 10 a.m. Saturday until 1 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 19.  Although most areas w…
Snowfall Projections Increase For Sprawling Weekend Storm Snowfall Projections Increase For Sprawling Weekend Storm
Snowfall Projections Increase For Sprawling Weekend Storm Click here for an updated story: Here Are Brand-New Snowfall Projections For Fast-Moving Weekend Storm Projected snowfall totals have increased for the sprawling winter storm that will create hazardous driving conditions over a broad area this weekend. The storm is expected to arrive early Saturday afternoon, Jan. 18 and wind down during Saturday evening. During that time, travel conditions are expected to be hazardous. A total of 1 to 2 inches is now projected for New York City and Long Island, up from an inch. In Southern Westchester and coastal Connecticut, 1 to 3 inches is lik…
Rainstorm Will Be Followed By Wintry Weather, Potential For Widespread Snow Event Rainstorm Will Be Followed By Wintry Weather, Potential For Widespread Snow Event
Rainstorm Will Be Followed By Wintry Weather, Potential For Widespread Snow Event The next few days will feature periods of rain and showers and even a couple of rounds of some white stuff possible farther north and inland before the potential for a more widespread snow event next week. Between three-quarters to 1.25 inches of rain is likely over the weekend, with slightly higher amounts anticipated for Long Island. Temperatures will start out slightly above normal but trend cooler and closer to normal for the workweek. Here's what to expect: Friday, Jan. 3: Steady rain will begin to taper off later in the morning on a cloudy day with patchy fog at times in the afterno…
Here's Latest Update On Storm Expected To Bring First Snowfall Of New Decade To Region Here's Latest Update On Storm Expected To Bring First Snowfall Of New Decade To Region
Here's Latest Update On Storm Expected To Bring First Snowfall Of New Decade To Region A complex storm system that will sweep through the area starting with rain will change over to snow with accumulations of up to 3 inches now expected in the region farthest north and inland. Here's what to expect: Friday, Jan. 3: Rain will be heavy through the morning commute. Precipitation will then taper off by noontime on a day in which the high temperature will be in the mid to the upper 40s.  A new round of rain is then expected to start late Friday night. Up to an inch of rainfall is possible through overnight Friday, with the low temperature around 40. Saturday, Jan. 4: Period…