FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- An airport protest against President Donald Trump's ban on immigrant travel to the United States, actress Mary Tyler Moore is laid to rest in Fairfield, and a former Forbes executive is charged in a school bus road rage incident — those are some of the week's top stories in the past week in Fairfield County.Here are some links to the most-read stories:
- Protestors from Fairfield County joined others across the nation in descending on airports to protest Trump's executive order banning Muslims from seven countries entry to the U.S. In Connecticut, a large crowd filled much of the baggage claim area at Bradley International Airport for a peaceful but loud protest last weekend.
- A 15-year Danbury police force veteran was arrested on a charge of kicking a handcuffed suspect in the head who had viciously attacked another Danbury officer, according to the arrest warrant. Officer David Williams, 43, was charged with second-degree breach of peace after "using unnecessary force against a handcuffed suspect" on July 29, Danbury police said in a statement.
- A steady stream of Mary Tyler Moore fans made a pilgrimage to Oak Lawn Cemetery in Fairfield to pay their respects to the iconic actress who was laid to rest there. “I grew up watching Mary Tyler Moore,” said Liz Zarrilli of Fairfield. “She’s my idol. I loved her effervesce, her vitality, the path that she led for women in this world.” Moore, 80, died Jan. 25 in Greenwich
- James Berrien of Westport, the former president and publisher of Forbes magazine, was arrested on “road rage” charges after he attempted to argue with a school bus driver who was taking home elementary school-age children four days before Christmas, Fairfield police said.
- The driver of a pickup and one of his passengers were killed when the speeding truck careened out of control and slammed into a tree on Hope Street in the Springdale neighborhood of Stamford, police said.
- A loaded handgun tucked into the space where a radio used to be in an abandoned Honda and a shotgun were found as Norwalk officers swooped in and arrested two brothers in a drug raid, police said.
- The next owner of the 14.98-acre property at 432 Frogtown Road in New Canaan will be purchasing more than a unique home. They will also be acquiring a piece of history and a valuable work of art by one of the nation’s most renowned architects — Frank Lloyd Wright. The house, dubbed "Tirranna,” is listed for $8 million.
- A Bridgeport man was killed in a crash on I-95 in Milford on his 20th birthday, State Police said.
- To say Lisa Boyne is energized — and more than a little enraged — by Donald J. Trump’s presidency is an understatement. Boyne, who organized the Women’s March for Connecticut, vows to continue her fight because she believes the country’s values are under attack.
- Orlando Daniel, 27, of Bridgeport, was charged with driving under the influence after he cut off a police cruiser in Fairfield, police said.
- A single-family home on Shadow Lane in Wilton was completely destroyed by a large fire, but the residents were able to escape without injury.
- Nutritionist Debra Oria will officially open her new integrative practice Your Best Health this week in Danbury. The new practice will focus on improving health through clinical nutrition for nearly any condition.
- Jay Ragusa, who owns of Gofer Ice Cream, ditched a career in Wall Street to open an ice cream shop. He is enjoying big business success with four locations — including its first franchise.
- Connie Brown and Becky Brown, the mother-and-daughter team that owns Connie B's, are enjoying a steady crop of customers in their unique clothing store that moved last summer to a spot opposite the Merritt 7 Corporate Park in Norwalk.
- Two men were charged with stealing $1,500 on Christmas Day while they worked as waiters at a New Canaan restaurant, police said.
- The Senior Melodiers from Founders Hall in Ridgefield, have found a fountain of youth by performing in a band. The average age of the members is 88, but they are going strong.
- Richard Vann, 59, of Norwalk, who was arrested last month on drug charges is facing new charges of selling heroin, police said.
- The Darien Police Department chose its new police chief from the department's ranks: Capt. Raymond Osborne will succeed Chief Duane Lovello, who is retiring.
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