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A Celebration Of Independence Day Tops The Week's News In Wilton

The fireworks on the Fourth of July bring out the crowds every year in Wilton.
The fireworks on the Fourth of July bring out the crowds every year in Wilton. Photo Credit: File

WILTON, Conn. -- A celebration of Independence Day in Wilton led the news this week in town. Here is a look at the week that was:

  • Wilton celebrated the Fourth of July in traditional style, with a road race, softball game and fireworks, along with concerts from a variety of bands. 
  • The Wilton Bank, which is being acquired by BNC Financial Group, will be rebranded as Bankwell of Wilton later this year.
  • A tornado ripped through Greenwich and North Stamford between 10:58 and 11:08 a.m. Monday, with wind speeds of 80 mph and following a 3.7-mile-long path, the weather service confirmed. It touched down on North Street just north of the Merritt Parkway in Greenwich, and extensive tree damage was found in both towns. The storm calmed somewhat before it hit Wilton, but it still caused power outages throughout Wilton
  • William C. Dudley, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, spoke before the Business Council of Fairfield County on Tuesday. The county's economy is improving, he said, but the progress is slow since the recession.
  • A Darien woman was arrested on federal charges in connection with the theft of more than $1.3 million worth of jewelry from her former employer, Tiffany & Co. in New York. 
  • A new report from the National Resources Defense Council shows improvements on overall swimming-water quality in Connecticut, with the state ranking 17th out of 30 states. But Connecticut still had 298 beach closure days in 2012, the report said.

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