5 Teens Nabbed In Greenwich Car Theft, Danbury 18-Year-Old Charged As Adult 5 Teens Nabbed In Greenwich Car Theft, Danbury 18-Year-Old Charged As Adult
5 Teens Nabbed In Greenwich Car Theft, Danbury 18-Year-Old Charged As Adult Five teens have been nabbed by police in Fairfield County for a car theft. Alex Gutama, age 18, of Danbury, and four juveniles were arrested by Greenwich Police on Wednesday, May 8. According to Capt. John Slusarz of the Greenwich Police multiple Greenwich officers were detailed in the area of 1 Scott Road on the report of a stolen vehicle. When officers arrived the vehicle was leaving the property along with two other vehicles, fleeing behind, Slusarz said. Eventually, all three vehicles were disabled, and the occupants fled from officers in two different directions. After two hours and…
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…
Western Mass Man Killed In Crash, Dragged By Bear Remembered By Friends As 'Unique Soul' Western Mass Man Killed In Crash, Dragged By Bear Remembered By Friends As 'Unique Soul'
Western Mass Man Killed In Crash, Dragged By Bear Remembered By Friends As 'Unique Soul' You may have heard about Daniel Ducharme's death.  The 31-year-old was killed in Western Massachusetts on Sunday, May 5, after he lost control of his car and crashed in Hampshire County in the town of Hatfield. A bear is believed to have dragged him from the wreckage after that.  But his friends say those headlines left out who the South Hadley resident was.  Dozens of social media posts paint a far more complex picture of someone who cared for his friends, loved cracking jokes and making music, and had big plans for his future.  Evan Flynn posted on Facebook that Dani…
Stew Leonard's Eyes This CT Location For Next New Store Stew Leonard's Eyes This CT Location For Next New Store
Stew Leonard's Eyes This CT Location For Next New Store Stew Leonard's is eyeing a familiar location as a possible location for its next new supermarket. The Connecticut-based company confirmed on Wednesday, May 8, that the town of Orange in New Haven County is one of several locations being "looked at" for the family-owned grocer's ninth location, according to Meghan Bell, a spokeswoman for the company. Bell said that, at this point, several options are being considered, and an announcement would be made by the end of the year.  Stew Leonard's also has Connecticut stores in Norwalk (where the company has its headquarters), Danbury, and Ne…
Norwalk Man Nabbed For Sex Assault Of Minor, Police Say Norwalk Man Nabbed For Sex Assault Of Minor, Police Say
Norwalk Man Nabbed For Sex Assault Of Minor, Police Say A Fairfield County man has been charged with the alleged sexual assault of a minor. The incident occurred in Norwalk in July 2023. According to Lt. Tomasz Podgorski of the Norwalk Police Department, the Special Victim’s Unit received a complaint regarding the sexual assault of a minor. With the assistance of DCF, detectives from the Special Victim’s Unit identified David Osler, age 43, of Norwalk, as the suspect in the assault.  Based on the investigation, Stamford Superior Court issued a warrant. On Tuesday, May 7, Special Victims Unit detectives located Osler at his reside…
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
Man Injures Employee In Westport Dry Cleaning Bill Dispute, Leaves Without Paying: Police 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&…
Wilton Employee Nabbed for $385K Theft, Police Say Wilton Employee Nabbed for $385K Theft, Police Say
South Salem Man Nabbed for $385K Theft, Wilton Police Say A 34-year-old New York man surrendered to police in Connecticut for allegedly stealing more than $385,000 in custom electrical components and specialized tools and pawning them. Northern Westchester County resident Ryan Jensen of South Salem turned himself in on Friday, May 3, in Fairfield County. According to Lt. Anna Tornello of the Wilton Police, Jensen was a foreman working for Mars Electric out of Bethel, who was contracted to perform a large electrical project at ASML at 77 Danbury Road (Route 7) in Wilton beginning in July 2022. In October 2023, a significant num…
Connecticut Among Top 20 Best States, Brand-New Ranking Says: Here's Why Connecticut Among Top 20 Best States, Brand-New Ranking Says: Here's Why
Connecticut Among Top 20 Best States, Brand-New Ranking Says: Here's Why Connecticut continues to rank among the top 20 best states in the country. The Constitution State came in at No. 20 – down slightly from No. 16 last year – on the 2024 Best States list by U.S. News & World Report, released Tuesday, May 7. Rankings were determined using 71 metrics across eight categories, including fiscal stability, infrastructure, education, health care, and the economy. Data was pulled from national surveys taken by nearly 70,000 people. Connecticut made the top 10 in health care (No. 3), crime & corrections (No. 6), and education (No. 8), according to the report.…
COVID-19: New 'FLiRT' Variants Now Most Dominant In US COVID-19: New 'FLiRT' Variants Now Most Dominant In US
Covid-19: New 'FLiRT' Variants Now Most Dominant In US New so-called "FLiRT" COVID-19 variants have quickly become the most dominant in the United States, and authorities are monitoring their rise as summer approaches. According to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one of the two members of the  “FLiRT” group, KP.2, is now No. 1 among strains nationally, accounting for about 24.9 of all current infections. The JN.1 strain had been dominant in the US before the emergence of KP.2. Both variants are offshoots of the highly contagious Omicron strain. The No. 4 variant in the US, KP.1.1, which makes up …
Planters Nuts Recalled Due To Listeria Contamination Concerns Planters Nuts Recalled Due To Listeria Contamination Concerns
Planters Nuts Recalled Due To Listeria Contamination Concerns A pair of Planters nuts products are being recalled due to possible contamination with the bacteria that causes listeria. Hormel Foods Sales, LLC is voluntarily recalling the two Planters products that were produced at one of its facilities in April, according to an announcement by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, sti…
Westport School Names Teacher Of Year Westport School Names Teacher Of Year
Westport School Names Teacher Of Year 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…
Home With 'Breathtaking Water Views' In Heart Of Greenwich Hits Market At $3.25M Home With 'Breathtaking Water Views' In Heart Of Greenwich Hits Market At $3.25M
Home With 'Breathtaking Water Views' In Heart Of Greenwich Hits Market At $3.25M If you are in the market for a home with "breathtaking" water views from every window in a coveted Fairfield County location, Zillow says this $3.25 million residence should meet your needs. Located in Greenwich at 215 Shore Drive, the recently renovated property is in the heart of the downtown region close to shopping and dining.  According to Zillow, the 3,974-square-foot home has five bedrooms and five bathrooms. The front view.  Zillow According to Zillow, inside, you'll find a grand primary suite upgraded for comfort and luxury. You'll also find a recently updated h…