Blaze Breaks Out At Restaurant In Norwalk Blaze Breaks Out At Restaurant In Norwalk
Blaze Breaks Out At Restaurant In Norwalk A fire broke out at a mixed-occupancy building with a restaurant in Fairfield County. The blaze began around 10:10 a.m. Sunday, May 19, at the two-story structure in Norwalk.  The building had a Mexican eatery on the first floor and apartments on the second floor at Liberty Square. When responders arrived at the scene, heavy smoke was coming from the roof, with flames coming out the top of a large kitchen exhaust system, the Norwalk Fire Department said.  The fire, located in the kitchen exhaust system, had extended into the floors and walls of the second floor.  …
Casting Call: Music Video For Major Country Star Needs To Fill Roles For Men, Women, Kids Casting Call: Music Video For Major Country Star Needs To Fill Roles For Men, Women, Kids
Casting Call: Music Video For Major Country Star Needs To Fill Roles For Men, Women, Kids A music video being produced in the region is seeking men, women, and kids to fill roles for extras. The video, about a major country star, will be filmed in New York City on Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26. A group of friends returns home for a friend's funeral. After the funeral, they have a fun night together around town. Lead roles are needed for men aged 18 to 23 and women ages 40 to 50 to play the mother of boys. Supporting roles are being cast for women aged 18 to 23 and boys ages 10 to 12 (to play the child versions of the lead male roles in a flashback scene). All ethni…
'Our Dream Restaurant': Family Members Open Eatery With Vibrant Dishes In Norwalk 'Our Dream Restaurant': Family Members Open Eatery With Vibrant Dishes In Norwalk
'Our Dream Restaurant': Family Members Open Eatery With Vibrant Dishes In Norwalk Together with a pair of Puerto Rican chefs, two family members have launched the fusion restaurant and bar of their dreams in a bustling Connecticut city. Costa Vino, located at 36 Westport Ave. in Norwalk, opened at the tail end of 2023. A collaboration between owners (and family members) Andres Diaz and Sandro Toro and Chefs Vladimir Tolentino Collado and Miguel Castillo, the restaurant and bar brings together Mediterranean and Caribbean flavors. “We are thrilled to open our dream restaurant in the city of Norwalk,” Diaz said. Diaz and Toro spent time at nearby eateries such as Tabl…
Local Woman Throws Powdery Substance At Meriden Mall Employee, Police Say Local Woman Throws Powdery Substance At Meriden Mall Employee, Police Say
Local Woman Throws Powdery Substance At Meriden Mall Employee, Police Say A woman has been arrested after police claim she was behind an attack on a Connecticut mall employee. The New Haven County incident happened on Thursday, May 16 in Meriden. Cindy Luzunaris, age 42, walked into Windsor, a women’s clothing store at the Meridan Mall, located at 470 Lewis Ave., just before 12:45 p.m., authorities said.  The Meridan resident then reportedly threw a powdery substance into an employee’s face and left.  The employee reported that her eyes were irritated and that it felt as if her throat were closing up.  She was transported to a local hospital f…
Extras Needed For Film On College Admissions Being Produced In New England Extras Needed For Film On College Admissions Being Produced In New England
Extras Needed For Film On College Admissions Being Produced In New England A short film on the college admissions process being produced in New England is seeking extras. "Admissions," is described by its creators as "a darkly humorous fly-on-the-wall mockumentary that peels back the layers of university admissions in post-affirmative action America." The scenes will be filmed in Winchester, Massachusetts, just north of Boston, on Saturday, May 25, and Sunday, May 26. Extras should be between the ages of 18 and 35. "The project will blend scripted and unscripted moments, requiring a cast adept at acting and improvisation, with a keen sense of humor and the abilit…
Already Convicted Naugatuck Man Caught With Child Porn: Feds Already Convicted Naugatuck Man Caught With Child Porn: Feds
Already Convicted Naugatuck Man Caught With Child Porn: Feds A 40-year-old Connecticut man with a previous conviction faces more charges after he was caught with child pornography, some of which was generated with artificial intelligence, federal officials announced. New Haven County resident Travis Tilley of Naugatuck has been charged in connection with child exploitation offenses, including the possession of artificially generated pornography, the US Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut announced on Monday, May 13.  According to federal officials, at the time of his latest arrest, Tilley had been serving a 15-year term of pro…
Trio Nabbed After Incident At CVS Near Fairfield County Border Leads To Chase, Crashes Trio Nabbed After Incident At CVS Near Fairfield County Border Leads To Chase, Crashes
Trio Nabbed After Incident At CVS Near Fairfield County Border Leads To Chase, Crashes Three Connecticut men were apprehended after an incident involving a woman in a CVS parking lot in New York led to a police chase and separate crashes. The chain of events began around 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 17 in Northern Westchester County. The North Castle Police Department received a call from a person reporting a concerning incident that had just occurred in the CVS parking lot at 450 Main St. in Armonk, according to Lt. Thomas McCormack. The caller reported that an unfamiliar vehicle pulled up next to her while sitting in her car in the parking lot.  The man then exited his…
15 Cars Broken Into At Wallingford Hospital 15 Cars Broken Into At Wallingford Hospital
15 Cars Broken Into At Wallingford Hospital Police are investigating after some 15 vehicles were broken into in the parking area of a Connecticut hospital. The incident occurred in New Haven County around 1:20 p.m., Monday, May 13, at Gaylord Hospital in Wallingford. According to Officer Alex Torres of the Wallingford Police, responding officers found at least 15 employee vehicles had been broken into.  Many had their windows smashed and wallets and valuables taken, Torres said. Several vehicles were parked by the softball field and in the parking area.  The department asks anyone with information to contact the departmen…
Stamford Woman Nabbed In Darien Chipotle Cup Throwing Tirade: Police Stamford Woman Nabbed In Darien Chipotle Cup Throwing Tirade: Police
Stamford Woman Nabbed In Darien Chipotle Cup Throwing Tirade: Police A Fairfield County woman was issued a summons to appear in court after allegedly throwing a fit at a Chipotle restaurant when they refused to give her a free cup. Stamford resident Galeano Hernandez, age 29, was charged with breach of peace on Wednesday, May 8, at the restaurant in Darien. According to Lt. Dan Skoumbros of the Darien Police, Hernandez was picking up a delivery and asked an employee for an empty cup, which resulted in an argument after she was asked to pay.  The employee told officers that Hernandez got upset, came around the counter, and began yelling a…
17-Year-Old Killed In Crash At Intersection In Stamford 17-Year-Old Killed In Crash At Intersection In Stamford
17-Year-Old Killed In Crash At Intersection In Stamford A teenager was killed in a two-vehicle overnight crash at an intersection in Fairfield County. It happened around 9:15 p.m. Friday, May 17, in Stamford. The initial investigation revealed that the 17-year-old Stamford resident was operating a 2020 Kawasaki motorcycle northbound on Lockwood Avenue, according to Stamford Police Department Sgt. Jeffrey Booth. A 2011 Toyota Corolla, being operated by a 58-year-old Stamford resident, was traveling southbound on Lockwood Ave. At the intersection of Lockwood Avenue and William Street, the Toyota attempted to make a left turn and enter…
Ex-Westport Resident Martha Stewart Reportedly Buys $12M Condo: Here's Where Ex-Westport Resident Martha Stewart Reportedly Buys $12M Condo: Here's Where
Ex-Westport Resident Martha Stewart Reportedly Buys $12M Condo: Here's Where Beloved Northern Westchester resident and iconic homemaker Martha Stewart has purchased a multi-million dollar residence inside a building that plays a key role in a popular television series, according to a brand-new report. Stewart has landed on a $12.3 million Manhattan apartment inside the esteemed Belnord building on West 86th Street, Mansion Global reported.  The 82-year-old Stewart bought the six-bedroom condo with her daughter, Alexis, the report said. According to the real estate outlet, the more than 100-year-old building containing Stewart's residence is the filming lo…
How Sweet: Fairfield County Educator Named 'Teacher Of The Year' By Cookie Chain Crumbl How Sweet: Fairfield County Educator Named 'Teacher Of The Year' By Cookie Chain Crumbl
How Sweet: Fairfield County Educator Named 'Teacher Of The Year' By Cookie Chain Crumbl Forget the apple; this distinguished Connecticut teacher is getting a cookie party. Just in time for National Teacher Appreciation Day, cookie chain Crumbl announced the winners of its “Teacher of the Year” awards, given to educators “for their extraordinary commitment to their classrooms.” In Connecticut, the honor went to Fairfield County teacher Melinda Scott at Stadley Rough Elementary School in Danbury. Recipients were selected from a pool of over 6,000 nominations that included testimonials from parents, students, colleagues, and friends. They were chosen from each state, the Di…