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Pair Of New Assistant Principals Named At Weston High School Pair Of New Assistant Principals Named At Weston High School
Pair Of New Assistant Principals Named At Weston High School A high school in Fairfield County is welcoming the arrival of two new assistant principals.  Both Parthena Proskinitopoulos and Nicholas Torres have been appointed as the new Assistant Principals of Weston High School, district officials announced on Friday, July 19.  Proskinitopoulos and Torres will replace Juliane Givoni and Matthew Filip, who will become the Weston school district's Director of Human Resources and return to classroom teaching, respectively.  According to school officials, Proskinitopoulos already has plenty of leadership…
Weston  20-Year-Old Accused Of Stealing Wallet From Westport YMCA, Using Credit Cards Weston  20-Year-Old Accused Of Stealing Wallet From Westport YMCA, Using Credit Cards
Weston 20-Year-Old Accused Of Stealing Wallet From Westport YMCA, Using Credit Cards A Fairfield County man was charged with larceny after allegedly stealing a wallet from a gym and using the credit cards inside. Massimo Zhong, 20, of Weston, was arrested on Monday, July 8, for the June incident at the Westport/Weston YMCA. According to Lt. Eric Woods of the Westport Police, officers started an investigation after the theft was reported, and they found that the credit cards were used in Norwalk shortly after being stolen. The investigating officer reviewed surveillance footage and identified Zhong entering the YMCA, entering the locker room, and leaving. Woods said he…
Popular Eatery To Open New Location In Fairfield County Popular Eatery To Open New Location In Fairfield County
Popular Eatery To Open New Location In Fairfield County Making healthy eating a part of your lifestyle will be a whole lot easier in Fairfield County when the plant-based eatery Green & Tonic expands with a new location in Stamford.  Located in the heart of downtown Stamford at 54 West Park Place, the store will open in August 2024.  G&T Stamford is the first of three forthcoming stores in Fairfield County, with new locations coming to Glenville and Old Greenwich this year, said spokeswoman Michelle Calarco.  The new Stamford Green & Tonic location.  Green & Tonic Green & Tonic is a plant-bas…
These Fairfield County Eateries Named Best Restaurants For Wine, New Rankings Say These Fairfield County Eateries Named Best Restaurants For Wine, New Rankings Say
These Fairfield County Eateries Named Best Restaurants For Wine, New Rankings Say Several Connecticut restaurants are the cream of the crop when it comes to their wine offerings, according to new rankings released by Wine Spectator. A total of 36 eateries were recognized as winners of the 2024 Restaurant Awards released by Wine Spectator, a publication that serves as a leading authority on wine. The restaurants named as winners of the awards, which were made public on Tuesday, June 25, are (by county):  Fairfield County: L'Escale Restaurant, Greenwich; Tony's at the J House, Riverside; Barcelona Wine Bar, Stamford; The Restaurant At Rowayton Seafood, …
Westport Man Charged With Possessing Child Pornography Westport Man Charged With Possessing Child Pornography
Westport Man Accused Of Possessing Child Porn A Fairfield County man has been charged with allegedly possessing child pornography following an investigation.  Brian Myers, age 29, of Westport, was arrested on Friday, June 28, after Westport Police received a cyber tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children regarding a "questionable" search history on his electronic devices, said Lt. Eric Woods of the Westport Police. Woods said the investigation began Wednesday, June 26, after receiving the tip. On June 28, officers visited Myers, and he admitted to possessing child pornography and provided…
Ex-Westport Resident Martha Stewart Attends Gala Celebrating Nonprofit's 85th Anniversary Ex-Westport Resident Martha Stewart Attends Gala Celebrating Nonprofit's 85th Anniversary
Ex-Westport Resident Martha Stewart Attends Gala Celebrating Nonprofit's 85th Anniversary Northern Westchester resident and iconic homemaker Martha Stewart was one of the attendees of an annual gala celebrating the 85th anniversary of a nonprofit dedicated to serving county youth.  The 82-year-old Stewart, a longtime resident of the hamlet of Katonah, was seen at the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester's 29th Annual Humanitarian Award Gala on Friday, June 7.  The event, held at the Brae Burn Country Club in Purchase, celebrated the 85th anniversary of the organization, which runs programs for youth aged six months to 18 years from more than 40 …
Trapped Driver Rescued After I-95 Crash In Westport Trapped Driver Rescued After I-95 Crash In Westport
Trapped Driver Rescued After I-95 Crash In Westport A driver was extricated during an overnight crash on a stretch of I-95 in Connecticut. It happened just before 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 7, in Westport, northbound between exits 17 and 18.  According to Westport Fire Department Assistant Chief Brian Meadows, when engines arrived, one vehicle with heavy damage was pinned under the guard rail, with one occupant still inside.  A crew conducted an initial patient assessment, deployed a protective hose line, and assisted with stabilization.  After the vehicle was stabilized, they began extricating the …
IDs Released For Man, Woman Charged After Larceny At Westport Stop & Shop, Crash IDs Released For Man, Woman Charged After Larceny At Westport Stop & Shop, Crash
IDs Released For Man, Woman Charged After Larceny At Westport Stop & Shop, Crash The identities have been released of a man and woman along with the charges they are facing after a report of larceny in progress at a Stop & Shop in Fairfield County was followed by a crash. At about 1:50 p.m. Friday, May 31 in Westport, officers were dispatched to the supermarket at  1790 Post Road East after the report. A Westport Police Department officer on patrol in the parking lot approached the suspect vehicle to take the two involved parties into custody.  A man, who was in the driver’s seat, immediately complied with the officer’s commands and exited the van he…
Stop & Shop Larceny Report In Westport Leads To Crash, Arrests Of Man, Woman Stop & Shop Larceny Report In Westport Leads To Crash, Arrests Of Man, Woman
Stop & Shop Larceny Report In Westport Leads To Crash, Arrests Of Man, Woman A man and woman have been apprehended after a report of larceny in progress at a Stop & Shop in Fairfield County was followed by a crash. New update: IDs Released Man, Woman Charged After Larceny At Westport Stop & Shop, Crash At about 1:50 p.m. Friday, May 31 in Westport, officers were dispatched to the supermarket at  1790 Post Road East after the report. A Westport Police Department officer on patrol in the parking lot approached the suspect vehicle to take the two involved parties into custody.  A man, who was in the driver’s seat, immediately complied wi…
Man Charged In Westport Smash-Grab Jewelry Store Robbery Man Charged In Westport Smash-Grab Jewelry Store Robbery
Man Charged In Westport Smash-Grab Jewelry Store Robbery A Fairfield County man has been charged in connection with a smash-and-grab robbery in which the thieves made off with an unknown quantity of jewels. On Wednesday, May 29, Westport Police arrested 30-year-old Bridgeport resident Javon Thorbourne in connection with the case on Thursday, May 9, at the Lux, Bond, and Green at 136 Main St.  According to Lt. Eric Woods of the Westport Police, on the date of the robbery, employees of the store reported two individuals wearing masks and gloves entered the store with sledgehammers and began smashing display cases.…
Woman Charged For Writing 'Save Gaza' On Westport Crosswalk Woman Charged For Writing 'Save Gaza' On Westport Crosswalk
Woman Charged For Writing 'Save Gaza' On Westport Crosswalk A Fairfield County woman was charged with criminal mischief for spray painting "Save Gaza" on a crosswalk. The incident occurred in Westport on Thursday, May 23, on the crosswalk at Post Road East in the area of Main Street. According to Lt. Matthew Gouveia of the Westport Police, a Bridgeport resident identified as Katerina Hasiotis inked the words, which caused damage and resulted in temporary repairs being made. Gouveia said that the Town Highway Department responded Friday, May 24, to address the matter properly. Officers investigated, which led to identifying Hasiotis, who turne…
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…
US Presidential Scholars: Staples High School Senior Earns Top Honor US Presidential Scholars: Staples High School Senior Earns Top Honor
3 CT High School Seniors Named US Presidential Scholars 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.…
Video Shows Brazen Smash-Grab Theft At Westport Jewelry Store Video Shows Brazen Smash-Grab Theft At Westport Jewelry Store
Duo Targets Westport's Lux, Bond, And Green In Smash-Grab Security cameras were rolling when two masked thieves ran into a Connecticut jewelry store and smashed their way into glass display cases. The Fairfield County incident happened shortly after 3 p.m. Thursday, May 9, in Westport at the Lux, Bond, and Green shop on Main Street. Westport Police said two individuals wearing gloves, masks, and hooded sweatshirts entered the business and began smashing display cases with sledgehammers. The glass put up a valiant fight but ultimately was no match for the tools; the duo grabbed an unspecified amount of jewelry before fleeing the store. They were …
Man Injures Employee In Westport Dry Cleaning Bill Dispute, Leaves Without Paying: Police Man Injures Employee In Westport Dry Cleaning Bill Dispute, Leaves Without Paying: Police
Bridgeport Man Charged In Westport Dry Cleaning Bill Dispute A Fairfield County man upset over a bill is facing a breach of peace charge after allegedly grabbing his dry cleaning from an employee, injuring them, and then leaving without paying.  The incident occurred in Westport on Thursday, March 28, at the Minuteman Cleaners. According to Lt. Eric Woods of the Westport Police, officers initiated an investigation after a complaint was made about Glenn Leonard, age 62, of Bridgeport, who was upset over his bill. An employee reported Leonard was attempting to retrieve items from the business but disagreed with the price they were&…
Westport School Names Teacher Of Year Westport School Names Teacher Of Year
Westport's Goddard School Announces Teacher Of Year Award A Fairfield County teacher has received a Teacher of the Year award for early education. Albina Ejupi, of Westport, has been named the grand prize winner of the Goddard School's Teacher of the Year Awards.  In addition to being the grand prize winner, Ejupi was also named a regional winner, joining 15 other teachers nationwide who were selected from more than 6,600. Ejupi was recognized for her stimulating and supportive learning environment and for creatively engaging her students by fostering curiosity, critical thinking, and a love for learning. "At Goddard, we are focused on nurt…
Popular Waterfront Westport Restaurant Adds Patio For Summer Dining Popular Waterfront Westport Restaurant Adds Patio For Summer Dining
Popular Westport Waterfront Restaurant Adds Patio Dining A popular Fairfield County waterfront Italian restaurant has added a new patio with a full-service bar just in time for summer dining. Arezzo Ristorante & Bar in Westport, located along the Saugatuck River, unveiled its new patio bar this week, complete with a full-service bar.  The restaurant, known for its authentic Italian food and drinks, and expansive wine list, said the new patio offers picturesque views of the Post Road Bridge leading into downtown Westport. The new outdoor bar.  Arezzo Ristorante & Bar In addition to the patio, the restaurant's main dining roo…
2 Teens Nabbed After Driving Stolen Vehicle In Westport, Fleeing Officers 2 Teens Nabbed After Driving Stolen Vehicle In Westport, Fleeing Officers
Teens Drive Stolen Car Near Compo Beach In Westport Two teenagers were taken into custody after driving a stolen vehicle in Connecticut and fleeing a traffic stop, police said. The incident happened in Fairfield County on Wednesday, May 1 at around 11:45 p.m., when two people were seen trying to enter vehicles on Hillspoint Road near Compo Beach in Westport, according to Westport Police. Soon after this was reported, Westport officers and members of the Bridgeport Auto-Theft Task Force arrived in the area and saw two suspect vehicles stolen from other jurisdictions. When officers tried pulling them over, they instead kept driving. However, p…
Coyote Warning Issued For Westport After Dog Attacks Coyote Warning Issued For Westport After Dog Attacks
Coyote Warning Issued For Westport After Dog Attacks Police issued a coyote warning in a town in Fairfield County after two dogs were attacked. The incidents occurred in Westport over the past week in the North area of the town. According to Lt. Eric Woods of the Westport Police, two dogs have been attacked by coyotes, but neither was killed. Woods said residents should protect their animals when out for a walk or while they are in the yard. He added that coyotes avoid conflict with humans. To protect your family pets, Woods suggests taking the following measures: While out at night with your pets, carry a powerful flashlight and keep tab…
21-Year-Old Admits Roles In Murders, Shootings In CT: Faces Life In Prison 21-Year-Old Admits Roles In Murders, Shootings In CT: Faces Life In Prison
21-Year-Old Admits Roles In Murders, Shootings In CT: Faces Life In Prison A 21-year-old man has admitted his participation in several violent shootings and murders in Connecticut, federal officials announced. New Haven resident Tyjon Preston pleaded guilty to a racketeering offense related to his role in the violent Exit 8 street gang within the city, the US Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut announced on Thursday, April 25.  According to federal officials, Preston's guilty plea followed an effort to address violence in New Haven that involved an investigation into an ongoing gang war between members and associates of the Exit 8 stre…
2 Injured In Westport House Fire 2 Injured In Westport House Fire
Westport House Fire Injures 2 Two residents were injured durng a Fairfield County house fire that started in the basement of the residence. The fire occurred in Westport around 9:20 a.m., Wednesday, April 17 on Hunt Club Lane. According to Assistant Chief Brett Kirby of the Westport Fire Department, the wo occupants had already left the home on their own when firefighters arrived on the scene. Kirby said crews found a two story single family home with heavy smoke coming from three sides of the building on multiple floors with evidence of a possible explosion from inside the house.  Reports from the occu…
New Norwalk Restaurant Features Fresh Seafood, Rooftop Gathering Place New Norwalk Restaurant Features Fresh Seafood, Rooftop Gathering Place
New Norwalk Restaurant Features Fresh Seafood, Rooftop Gathering Place A new restaurant in Fairfield County offering fresh seafood, sushi, and craft cocktails is owned by a longtime local restaurateur familiar with the local culinary landscape.  The Pompano in Norwalk opened in early March at 16 North Main St., the former home of Evarito's, a Mexican-inspired restaurant with a rooftop bar owned by Christian Burns. Burns's restaurant credits include The Ginger Man in Greenwich and the former Cask Republic, beer taverns throughout Fairfield and New Haven counties. “The allure for me has always been this amazing location in the heart of SoNo and the space (1…
Westport Man Charged With OUI With Children In Car After Crash, Police Say Westport Man Charged With OUI With Children In Car After Crash, Police Say
Westport Man Charged After Crash With Children In Car A Fairfield County man is facing a host of charges, including operating under the influence, following a crash with his children in the car in which he had to be revived with Narcan, police say. The incident occurred on I-95 in Westport on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2023. Alexander Gomez, age 33, of Westport, was charged on Thursday, April 11, by Connecticut State Police following an investigation. According to the arrest report, a state police officer was patrolling I-95 in Westport when he saw a grey Infiniti travel across all three travel lanes into the grassy area of the Exit 18 gore area. The…
3 Escape New Canaan House Fire Without Injury 3 Escape New Canaan House Fire Without Injury
3 Escape New Canaan House Fire Without Injury Three people were able to escape a Fairfield County house fire without injury. The fire occurred in New Canaan on White Shade Oak Lane around 11:40 p.m., Monday, April 8. According to Jill Stayman with the New Canaan Fire Department, the fire started at the rear of the two-car garage and extended into the attic area above it. The three occupants in the home were alerted to the fire when the smoke detector was activated. All were able to self-evacuate without injury, Stayman said.  New Canaan firefighters were able to quickly put out the fire and prevent its extension into …
These CT Towns Among Best Places To Live In US, According To New Rankings These CT Towns Among Best Places To Live In US, According To New Rankings
These CT Towns Among Best Places To Live In US, According To New Rankings A brand-new ranking has listed the best locales in Connecticut to live in, including one town that is reportedly among the best 200 places to reside in America.  According to Niche's 2024 Best Places To Live in America, the town of West Hartford is the best locale to call home in the state and ranks No. 159 in the entire nation.  Factors used by the organization to determine its rankings include Public Schools, Crime and Safety, Housing, Nightlife, Good for Families, and Diversity.  West Hartford's high ranking was attributed to the town offering "a lot of bars, restaur…
Trio Nabbed For Westport Car Burglary After Ring Doorbell Alerts Resident, Police Say Trio Nabbed For Westport Car Burglary After Ring Doorbell Alerts Resident, Police Say
Trio Nabbed For Westport Car Burglary After Ring Doorbell Alerts Resident, Police Say A 19-year-old and two juveniles were nabbed for allegedly burglarizing a vehicle after a Fairfield County homeowner was alerted to the crime by a Ring doorbell. The incident took place in Westport around 12:45 a.m., Tuesday, March 26 at a residence near Compo Beach. According to Lt. Eric Woods of the Westport Police, the resident reported that their Ring doorbell camera activated when a suspect entered a vehicle parked in the driveway. They also said a dark-colored vehicle was waiting in the street.  Westport Police were on the scene almost immediately and set up a perimeter…
18 Rescued Following Westport Rowing Club Accident At Compo Beach 18 Rescued Following Westport Rowing Club Accident At Compo Beach
18 Rescued Following Westport Rowing Club Accident At Compo Beach Eighteen teens and juveniles, in addition to several others, were rescued after three rowing sculls overturned and the chase boat took on water at a Fairfield County beach. The incident occurred off Westport off Compo Beach on Long Island Sound around 5 p.m., Wednesday, March 20. According to Lt. Eric Woods, of the Westport Police, police, fire and EMS responded to Compo Beach on a report that numerous people were in the water after a boat capsized. Responding units found a chaotic scene of youths swimming to shore, arriving by boat, and some still in the water near Cockenoe Isla…
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…
Fairfield Man Driving Wrong Direction Crashes In Westport Fairfield Man Driving Wrong Direction Crashes In Westport
Fairfield Man Driving Wrong Direction Crashes In Westport A Fairfield County man was charged with allegedly driving the wrong way on I-95 while drunk and then crashing. The incident occurred in Westport around 3;15 a.m., Sunday, March 10. According to the Connecticut State Police, Cory Gomes. age 22, of Fairfield, was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes on I-95 near Exit 17 in Westport in a Honda CRV when he drove through a construction area and crashed. While speaking with Gomes, who was slightly injured, troopers said his eyes appeared bloodshot and detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from within the vehicle. Troopers…
Man Nabbed In Westport For Stealing Pro-Israel Signs, Police Say Man Nabbed In Westport For Stealing Pro-Israel Signs, Police Say
Man Nabbed In Westport For Stealing Pro-Israel Signs, Police Say A 27-year-old man has been charged with allegedly stealing pro-Israel yard signs in Fairfield County in front of a police officer. New York City resident William Banks, of Brooklyn, was charged with larceny on Tuesday, Feb. 27 in Westport. Lt. Eric Woods of the Westport Police said on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2023, an investigation was launched after receiving complaints from residents of the theft of Israel Flag yard signs in the Colony Road neighborhood. While the investigating officer was speaking with a homeowner, the officer saw Banks driving a white vehicle, stealing another yard sign…
Norwalk Woman Nabbed For Stealing, Cashing Checks In Westport, Police Say Norwalk Woman Nabbed For Stealing, Cashing Checks In Westport, Police Say
Norwalk Woman Nabbed For Stealing, Cashing Checks In Westport, Police Say A Fairfield County woman was nabbed for allegedly ripping off checks, altering them, and then cashing them.  Norwalk resident Joann Guzman, age 28, was arrested on Sunday, Feb. 25, for the incident that occurred in January. According to Westport Police Lt. Eric Woods, Westport Police initiated an investigation after a complaint was made concerning checks being stolen, altered, and cashed.  The investigation revealed that two neighbors were contacted by two different banks concerning checks that were being cashed against their accounts by the same person, Woods said…