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…
Stamford Woman Charged In Norwalk Shooting Incident: Police Stamford Woman Charged In Norwalk Shooting Incident: Police
Stamford Woman Charged In Norwalk Shooting Incident: Police A woman has been charged with alleged criminal assault after a shooting incident in a Fairfield County neighborhood. Sharona Debbie Annet Bailey-Bramble, age 34, of Stamford, was charged on Monday, May 13, in Norwalk after police responded to a shots fired call. According to Lt. Tomasz Podgorski of the Norwalk Police, patrol officers responded and relayed the description of Bailey-Bramble and her vehicle to other officers.  Officers located the vehicle a short distance from 251 Ely Ave. and recovered a firearm, Podgorski said. The Detective Bureau responded and assumed the…
12 New Shops Coming To The Westchester In White Plains 12 New Shops Coming To The Westchester In White Plains
12 New Shops Coming To The Westchester In White Plains A dozen new stores and eateries are slated to open to shoppers at a busy mall in Westchester.  The 12 new businesses, which will be located at The Westchester in White Plains at 125 Westchester Ave., will open throughout 2024 beginning in the summer. The upcoming stores and eateries include:  Reformation, a global lifestyle brand that sells apparel and accessories merging vintage-inspired designs with eco-friendly business practices. The store will open in late summer/early fall and will be the brand's first location in the Tri-State Area outside New York City; Anthropologie, wh…
US Presidential Scholars: 3 Fairfield County High School Seniors Earn Top Honor US Presidential Scholars: 3 Fairfield County High School Seniors Earn Top Honor
US Presidential Scholars: 3 Fairfield County High School Seniors Earn Top Honor Several Connecticut high school seniors have received one of the nation's highest honors for students.  The three, all from Fairfield County, are among only 161 students across the entire US to be selected as 2024 US Presidential Scholars, the US Department of Education just announced on Thursday, May 9.  The US Presidential Scholars Program was created in 1964 and recognizes a few of the country's most distinguished graduating seniors. Scholars are chosen based on academic success, excellence in the arts and technical education, and commitment to community service and leadership.…
Red Lobster Abruptly Closes Dozens Of Restaurants Red Lobster Abruptly Closes Dozens Of Restaurants
Red Lobster Abruptly Closes Dozens Of Restaurants Fast-casual seafood restaurant Red Lobster has abruptly closed dozens of its restaurants. The company is also considering filing for bankruptcy protection, according to a CNN report. On its website, Red Lobster lists many of its restaurants as being "temporarily closed," including these New York locations: Kingston, Scarsdale, Nanuet, Poughkeepsie, Stony Brook No closures are currently listed for Connecticut or Massachusetts restaurants. Founded in 1968, Red Lobster has around 600 restaurants in the United States, Canada, and overseas. According to another CNN report, Red Lobster's prob…
Fairfield County Man Charged After Fight At Park, Causing Hundreds To Flee, Police Say Fairfield County Man Charged After Fight At Park, Causing Hundreds To Flee, Police Say
Fairfield County Man Charged After Fight At Park, Causing Hundreds To Flee, Police Say Hundreds of Connecticut parkgoers were sent into a panic and ran after two men got into a fight, and one allegedly showed a weapon. The incident occurred in New London County around 1 p.m., Saturday, May 11, at Poquonnock Plains Park in Groton. According to Capt. Gregory McCarthy of the Groton Police, at the time of the incident, the park was the site of several youth sporting events with several hundred spectators in attendance.  McCarthy said an investigation found that two men identified as Massachusetts resident Randall J. Clark, age 43, of Medford in Middlese…
Man Accused Of Assaulting Passengers Following I-95 Greenwich Crash Man Accused Of Assaulting Passengers Following I-95 Greenwich Crash
Man Accused Of Assaulting Passengers Following I-95 Greenwich Crash A man was charged with alleged assault after attacking two passengers and crashing the vehicle in Greenwich. The incident occurred on I-95 southbound in Greenwich around 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 12, near Exit 5. According to Connecticut State Police, troopers and Greenwich Police responded to the crash and found that it had occurred during a fight inside the car between the driver, Vilhomme Mondesir, age 47, of Fort Worth, Florida. The two passengers explained that they were all coworkers. They said an argument began when Mondesir stopped at a shopping plaza after driving for several hours…
These Connecticut Pizzerias Among Nation's Top 100, New Rankings Say These Connecticut Pizzerias Among Nation's Top 100, New Rankings Say
These Connecticut Pizzerias Among Nation's Top 100, New Rankings Say Connecticut is not one of the nation's biggest states -- by either population (at No. 29) or in size (at No. 48 in square miles). But when it comes to the best pizza, the Nutmeg State clearly punches above its weight. Three Connecticut eateries are among the Top 100 pizza spots in the nation, according to new rankings by Yelp. How did Yelp determine the rankings? "We identified businesses in the pizza category on Yelp, then ranked those spots using a number of factors, including the total volume and number of 5-star reviews each business had that were written by members of the Yelp Elite …
Sprawling Estate At One Of Highest Points In Greenwich Hits Market For $34.5M Sprawling Estate At One Of Highest Points In Greenwich Hits Market For $34.5M
Sprawling Estate At One Of Highest Points In Greenwich Hits Market For $34.5M For those looking to live large, a Fairfield County estate located at one of the highest points in town has hit the market for $34.5 million. Located in Greenwich, at 7 John St., the main house was built in 1937 by Augusta L. Noel, designer of the Whitney Museum; the estate includes two cottages, stables, and paddocks, according to Zillow. One of the main entertaining areas.  Zillow Indoor and outdoor pools, a tennis house, a tennis court, and two ethereal fountains round out the restored home. The front entrance.  Zillow Zillow says the grounds were designed by landscape…
Fairfield County Man With Toy Gun Hits Officer, Patrol Vehicle While Fleeing Stop: Police Fairfield County Man With Toy Gun Hits Officer, Patrol Vehicle While Fleeing Stop: Police
Fairfield County Man With Toy Gun Hits Officer, Patrol Vehicle While Fleeing Stop: Police A 19-year-old man faces several charges after striking an officer and police vehicle while driving away from a traffic stop in Connecticut, authorities said. The incident leading to the arrest began in New Haven County on Wednesday, May 8, when a Milford Police officer saw a black Acura TSX allegedly slow down in the middle of an intersection and create a backfire while traveling west on Boston Post Road.  According to Milford Police, officers stopped the Acura and approached the vehicle, soon seeing what appeared to be a firearm in the back seat. At this time, the driver, 19-year-old …
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…
Northern Lights From Rare Solar Storm Could Be Visible Through Weekend Northern Lights From Rare Solar Storm Could Be Visible Through Weekend
Northern Lights From Rare Solar Storm Could Be Visible Through Weekend The northern lights produced by one of the strongest geomagnetic storms to hit the Earth in two decades could be visible throughout the weekend, and scientists are warning that the storm could disrupt electrical and communication systems. Although there were clouds around on Friday night, May 10, there were numerous reports from the region of spectacular aurora displays (known as the northern lights). Those displays will continue on Saturday, May 11, and Sunday, May 12, and possibly linger even longer. Severe Geomagnetic Storm conditions were first observed at Earth at 6:54 p.m. Eastern Ti…