Legendary New England Rocker Dead At 53 Legendary New England Rocker Dead At 53
Legendary New England Rocker Dead At 53 Jon Wysocki, a founding member and former drummer of the band Staind died over the weekend at 56.  The Massachusetts native was born in Hampden County, where he would later meet the other members of the five-times-platinum group.  He died on Saturday, March 18, due to complications with his liver, Variety reported.  The band announced his death on social media.   View this post on Instagram A post shared by Staind (@staindofficial) According to Variety, Wysocki was born in Westfield and would later go on to meet the…
Target To Lower Prices On 5,000 Items: Here's Where You Can Expect To See Savings Target To Lower Prices On 5,000 Items: Here's Where You Can Expect To See Savings
Target To Lower Prices On 5,000 Items: Here's Where You Can Expect To See Savings Target announced that it would lower prices on 5,000 "frequently shopped" items in its stores nationwide, the company said in a press release.  Those items include milk, meat, bread, soda, fresh fruit and vegetables, snacks, yogurt, peanut butter, coffee, diapers, paper towels, pet food, and more, the chain said in a Monday, May 20, news release. The new prices will be rolled out throughout the summer.  "We know consumers are feeling pressured to make the most of their budget, and Target is here to help them save more," said Rick Gomez, Target's executive vice president and c…
Red Lobster Files For Bankruptcy After Abruptly Closing Dozens Of Restaurants Red Lobster Files For Bankruptcy After Abruptly Closing Dozens Of Restaurants
Red Lobster Files For Bankruptcy After Abruptly Closing Dozens Of Restaurants Red Lobster has filed for bankruptcy just days after closing dozens of its restaurants. In its bankruptcy petition filed on Sunday, May 19, the company listed assets of $1 billion and liabilities of $10 billion. The filing stated that the company "intends to use the proceedings to drive operational improvements, simplify the business through a reduction in locations, and pursue a sale of substantially all of its assets as a going concern." The company said restaurants not listed as "temporarily closed" on its website will remain "open and operating as usual during the Chapter 11 process."…
Alcohol Ban Imposed For 7 CT Recreation Areas Alcohol Ban Imposed For 7 CT Recreation Areas
Alcohol Ban Imposed For 7 CT Recreation Areas Seven recreational areas across Connecticut are the subjects of a recurring alcohol ban for the summer in an attempt to curb unruly behavior. The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced a temporary alcohol ban lasting through Monday, Aug. 12 in the following recreational areas: Beach Pond State Boat Launch in Voluntown, New London County (including a part of Pachaug State Forest); Billings Lake State Boat Launch in North Stonington, New London County (also including a part of Pachaug State Forest); Gardner Lake State Park and State Boat Launch in Sa…
Travel Advisory For US Citizens Issued By State Department: Here's What To Know Travel Advisory For US Citizens Issued By State Department: Here's What To Know
Travel Advisory For US Citizens Issued By State Department: Here's What To Know The US State Department has just issued a worldwide travel advisory for Americans. The statement, issued Friday, May 17, warns of the “potential for terrorist attacks, demonstrations, or violent actions against US citizens and interests.” The department said it is advising US citizens overseas to exercise increased caution.  "The Department of State is aware of the increased potential for foreign terrorist organization-inspired violence against LGBTQI+ persons and events," the statement noted. The department said US citizens should: Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists, in…
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…
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…
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…
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…