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Wrong-Way Crash: Bar Receipts, Social Media Lead To Arrest After Woman, 25, Killed In Danbury Wrong-Way Crash: Bar Receipts, Social Media Lead To Arrest After Woman, 25, Killed In Danbury
Wrong-Way Crash: Bar Receipts, Social Media Lead To Arrest After Woman, 25, Killed In Danbury A months-long investigation aided by bar receipts and social media posts led to the arrest of a man in connection with a wrong-way alleged drunk driving Connecticut crash that took the life of a young Fairfield County woman. The crash happened on Route 7 in Danbury around 2 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 10 in the southbound lane just north of Exit 7. The victim, Danielle Dempsey, age 25, of Danbury, was driving a gray 2005 Honda Accord when a black 2018 Dodge Challenger driving in the wrong direction struck her vehicle head-on, Connecticut State Police said. The operator of the Dodge Challenger,…
Family Killed In Wrong-Way Merritt Parkway Crash On Way Home From Hospital Family Killed In Wrong-Way Merritt Parkway Crash On Way Home From Hospital
Family Killed In Wrong-Way Merritt Parkway Crash On Way Home From Hospital Three members of a Connecticut family killed in a wrong-way driver crash were on their way home from the hospital when killed. Related: IDs Released In Wrong-Way Merritt Parkway Crash With 4 Fatalities In Stratford ID Released For Driver In Stratford Crash That Killed 4 Fairfield County resident Steven P. Rowland, age 65, of Easton, was driving his aunt and uncle, Thomas and Olga Vitale, ages 80 and 81, also of Easton, home from Yale New Haven Hospital when all three were killed in the crash in Stratford, according to their obituaries. "While his death was abrupt and he…
ID Released For 21-Year-Old Driver In Merritt Parkway Crash That Killed 4 ID Released For 21-Year-Old Driver In Merritt Parkway Crash That Killed 4
ID Released For 21-Year-Old Driver In Merritt Parkway Crash That Killed 4 A 21-year-old Fairfield University student has been identified as the wrong-way driver involved in a Connecticut crash that killed three people, as well as himself.  Related: IDs Released In Wrong-Way Merritt Parkway Crash With 4 Fatalities In Stratford Massachusetts resident Alexander Dennis, age 21, of the town of Wayland in Middlesex County, was positively identified on Tuesday, May 14, by the state Medical Examiner's Office as the driver of a 2016 Honda CRV the wrong way on the Merritt Parkway (Route 15) in Fairfield County around 1:45 a.m., Thursday, May 9, in Stratford. S…
Sprawling Estate At One Of Highest Points In Greenwich Hits Market For $34.5M Sprawling Estate At One Of Highest Points In Greenwich Hits Market For $34.5M
Sprawling Estate At One Of Highest Points In Greenwich Hits Market For $34.5M For those looking to live large, a Fairfield County estate located at one of the highest points in town has hit the market for $34.5 million. Located in Greenwich, at 7 John St., the main house was built in 1937 by Augusta L. Noel, designer of the Whitney Museum; the estate includes two cottages, stables, and paddocks, according to Zillow. One of the main entertaining areas.  Zillow Indoor and outdoor pools, a tennis house, a tennis court, and two ethereal fountains round out the restored home. The front entrance.  Zillow Zillow says the grounds were designed by landscape…
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…
Westchester's First Mobile Adoption Unit To Debut At Chappaqua Farmer's Market Westchester's First Mobile Adoption Unit To Debut At Chappaqua Farmer's Market
Westchester's First Mobile Adoption Unit To Debut At Chappaqua Farmer's Market The first mobile adoption unit in Westchester will soon make its debut appearance at a busy farmer's market to reach residents looking to add furry friends to their families. SPCA Westchester's Mobile Adoption Unit, the first of its kind, will soon hit the road and debut at the Chappaqua Farmer's Market at the Chappaqua Train Station on Saturday, May 11 at 9 a.m. The 26-foot vehicle features 20 spacious cages, roll-up viewing windows, and a booth providing a space for matchmaking discussions between SPCA staff and would-be adopters.  The vehicle was commissioned to increase animal ado…
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…
ID Released For Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train In Hudson Valley ID Released For Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train In Hudson Valley
ID Released For Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train In Hudson Valley The identity has been released of a man who was killed after being struck by a Metro-North train in the Hudson Valley.  The incident happened on the railroad's Harlem Line in Dutchess County at around 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 19, at the Appalachian Trail station in Pawling, according to the MTA. On Sunday morning, April 21, MTA Deputy Communications Director Aaron Donovan identified the man who was struck as being from Connecticut: Fairfield County resident James Hare, age 62, of Newtown. Original report - Person Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train In Hudson Valle…
Man Tries Fleeing Arrest After Trying To Entice Teen Into Sex In Hudson Valley: Police Man Tries Fleeing Arrest After Trying To Entice Teen Into Sex In Hudson Valley: Police
Man Tries Fleeing Arrest After Trying To Entice Teen Into Sex In Hudson Valley: Police A 20-year-old Connecticut man was apprehended after ramming police vehicles to escape arrest for trying to entice a 13-year-old victim into engaging in sexual activity in the Hudson Valley, authorities said.  Fairfield County resident Francisco Javi Gomez of Norwalk was arrested in Putnam County on Wednesday, April 3 in connection with an investigation that began on Friday, March 15, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office announced on Friday, April 12.  According to authorities, Gomez had been enticing a 13-year-old victim to engage in sexual activity with him through social medi…
New Pizzeria, Italian Kitchen Set To Debut In Greenwich New Pizzeria, Italian Kitchen Set To Debut In Greenwich
New Pizzeria, Italian Kitchen Set To Debut In Greenwich A new pizzeria and Italian kitchen set to debut in Fairfield County will feature everything from pizza to entrees based on 50 years of family recipes, all in a family-friendly setting. Luca’s Pizzeria and Italian Kitchen will open in Greenwich on Friday, April 12, in the Glenville Shopping Center.  Luca’s is named after owner Joe Criscuolo’s father, who founded Pizza Post in Greenwich in 1972. Criscuolo was brought up spinning pizza dough and making fine Italian food at pizzerias in Fairfield County. He has helped run Pizza Post alongside his brother Matt for many years.  He atte…
Northern Westchester Man Who Crossed Double-Yellow Line Accused Of Driving Drunk: Police Northern Westchester Man Who Crossed Double-Yellow Line Accused Of Driving Drunk: Police
Northern Westchester Man Who Crossed Double-Yellow Line Accused Of Driving Drunk: Police A Northern Westchester man has been accused of driving drunk in Fairfield County after police say he crossed the double-yellow line several times. At about 9 p.m. Saturday, April 6, an officer on routine patrol in New Canaan observed the vehicle traveling north on New Norwalk Road. The officer conducted a motor vehicle stop and identified Manuel Allende, age 65, of South Salem, as the operator. While speaking with Allende, the officer noticed signs of impairment from alcohol consumption. Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST) were completed and Allende provided two breath…
Northern Westchester's David Letterman Escorts Old 'Late Show' Sign To Darien Barn, Hangs Out Northern Westchester's David Letterman Escorts Old 'Late Show' Sign To Darien Barn, Hangs Out
Northern Westchester's David Letterman Escorts Old 'Late Show' Sign To Darien Barn, Hangs Out Funnyman and beloved area resident David Letterman helped escort the old marquee sign from his famous television show "Late Night" to its new home in Fairfield County. Letterman, a longtime Northern Westchester County resident who lives in North Salem, didn't have far to travel to escort the 20-foot sign that once graced the front of the famed Ed Sullivan Theater for Dave's show on CBS, said the lucky recipient Preston Bealle, of Darien. Bealle, one of the founding members of Daily Voice, received the sign from his niece Helen Halford of New Jersey, who entered a charity contest to win the …
Cracks Discovered At School In Greenwich After 4.8 Magnitude Earthquake: Report Cracks Discovered At School In Greenwich After 4.8 Magnitude Earthquake: Report
Cracks Discovered At School In Greenwich After 4.8 Magnitude Earthquake: Report Cracks were discovered at a school in Fairfield County after a 4.8 magnitude earthquake was felt throughout the Northeast, according to a new report. Click here for a new, updated story: School In Greenwich Reopens After Cracks Found Following Earthquake Central Middle School in Greenwich was evacuated and moved to Greenwich High School after the cracks developed following the quake, which happened around 10:23 a.m. on Friday, April 5, according to NBC Connecticut. Engineers will conduct a further inspection over the weekend, the report said. Click here to read the NBC Connecticut …
4.0 Magnitude Earthquake Aftershock: NY Feels Additional Tremors 4.0 Magnitude Earthquake Aftershock: NY Feels Additional Tremors
4.0 Magnitude Earthquake Aftershock: NY Feels Additional Tremors Hours after a 4.8 magnitude earthquake rattled the northeast, several states are once again feeling the earth move in what appears to be an aftershock. Just after 6 p.m. on Friday, April 5, the tremors of a 4.0 magnitude earthquake — an aftershock from an earlier 4.8 quake originating in New Jersey — could be felt across the Northeast. Similar to its earlier counterpart, the quake shook buildings across New York City, New Jersey, and parts of Connecticut, with some reporting feeling it in Pennsylvania and western Massachusetts. Original Story: 4.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Northeast T…
Drunk Driver Nabbed After Swerving Into Oncoming Lane In Northern Westchester: Police Drunk Driver Nabbed After Swerving Into Oncoming Lane In Northern Westchester: Police
Drunk Driver Nabbed After Swerving Into Oncoming Lane In Northern Westchester: Police A 57-year-old Connecticut man faces drunk driving charges after swerving into the oncoming lane on a busy road in Northern Westchester, police announced. Fairfield County resident Dwan Christopher Alexander was arrested on Saturday, March 30 after he was caught driving while intoxicated on Route 118 in Yorktown, Yorktown Police announced on Wednesday, April 3.  According to the department, just before 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, officers responded to the area of Route 35 for a reported drunk driver seen swerving in the roadway and entering the opposing lane of traffic several times.  …
'Great Estate' In Greenwich Listed At $22M 'Great Estate' In Greenwich Listed At $22M
'Great Estate' In Greenwich Listed At $22M If elegance and fine craftmanship are on your list of criteria for your next home, a $22 million custom-built Connecticut estate may be the one for you.  The 14,569-square-foot French-American "modern day Great Estate", located in the Fairfield County town of Greenwich at 471 Lake Ave., was custom-built in 2011 with European imports and the "finest craftsmanship," according to its Zillow listing.  Located in the wealthy "Golden Triangle" neighborhood of Greenwich, the 9-bed 13-bath residence boasts over 12-foot ceilings, custom millwork, and "beautifully scaled" interiors, accordi…
Westchester County Woman Nabbed For DWI, Driving Wrong Way On I-95 Westchester County Woman Nabbed For DWI, Driving Wrong Way On I-95
Westchester County Woman Nabbed For DWI, Driving Wrong Way On I-95 A 911 call led Connecticut State Police to apprehend a wrong-way driver from New York in Fairfield County who was allegedly driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The incident occurred in Greenwich around 1:40 a.m. on Friday, March 22 on I-95 near Exit 3. According to Connecticut State Police, as troopers were dispatched to the location, Troop G desk personnel began observing DOT highway camera images and identified a red vehicle stopped on the shoulder south of the Exit 3 entrance ramp.  On the cameras, desk personnel saw the red vehicle begin traveling in reverse on the ri…
Actors Wanted For Television Show Filming In Region: Here Are Available Roles Actors Wanted For Television Show Filming In Region: Here Are Available Roles
Actors Wanted For Television Show Filming In Region: Here Are Available Roles Prospective actors who don't mind donning 18th-century-era costumes may be interested in auditioning for a television show set to film in Connecticut.  An upcoming show centered around the Revolutionary War and George Washington titled "Revolution" will film in Fairfield County between Monday, March 25, and Friday, April 5 in Stamford, according to a casting call posted by Backstage.  The non-union series, which will play on a major network, is offering $150 for an estimated 10 hours of work for several roles which include:  British and French soldiers, as well as Virginia …
2 Drunk Drivers Nabbed In Hudson Valley Over St. Patrick's Day Weekend: Police 2 Drunk Drivers Nabbed In Hudson Valley Over St. Patrick's Day Weekend: Police
2 Drunk Drivers Nabbed In Hudson Valley Over St. Patrick's Day Weekend: Police Two men, including a Fairfield County resident, face charges after they were caught driving while intoxicated in the Hudson Valley as part of a Saint Patrick's Day enforcement detail, police announced. The two arrests were announced on Wednesday, March 20 by the Putnam County Sheriff's Office, which conducted an increased drunk driving enforcement detail over Saint Patrick's Day weekend. The first arrest was made on Saturday, March 16 around midnight, when a sheriff's deputy saw a vehicle driving on Fair Street in Carmel that could not stay in its lane. The deputy then pulled the car over a…
Drunk Driver Caught In Disabled Car At Busy Northern Westchester Intersection: Police Drunk Driver Caught In Disabled Car At Busy Northern Westchester Intersection: Police
Drunk Driver Caught In Disabled Car At Busy Northern Westchester Intersection: Police A 45-year-old Fairfield County man faces drunk driving charges after authorities found him driving a disabled car at a busy Northern Westchester intersection, police announced.  Stamford resident Phillip Walsh was arrested for DWI in connection with an incident in Yorktown on Saturday, March 2, Yorktown Police announced on Tuesday, March 12. According to police, at around 6:30 a.m. on the day of Walsh's arrest, officers found a disabled vehicle in the roadway at the intersection of Underhill Avenue and Route 118 (Saw Mill River Road). Officers identified Walsh as the driver and determi…
FDA Recalls Oysters After Norovirus Outbreak FDA Recalls Oysters After Norovirus Outbreak
FDA Recalls Oysters After Norovirus Outbreak The US Food and Drug Administration has recalled oysters grown and harvested in Connecticut following an outbreak of norovirus. In a notice on Thursday, March 14, the FDA said the outbreak was caused by oysters sold by Norwalk-based Norm Bloom and Son harvested in February. Although the FDA did not give many how many people were sickened, they did reveal the contaminated batch was associated with an outbreak in Minnesota. In the notice, the FDA warned consumers that the oysters were also sold to restaurants and retailers throughout Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryl…
Westchester Man Sexually Assaults Boy Outside His Home: Here's His Sentence Westchester Man Sexually Assaults Boy Outside His Home: Here's His Sentence
Westchester Man Sexually Assaults Boy Outside His Home: Here's His Sentence A 35-year-old man from New York will spend decades in prison for enticing a teenage boy to engage in sexual activity with him at his Connecticut home, officials announced.  Westchester County resident Leland Robinson, of Mount Vernon, was sentenced to 50 years in prison for enticing a 14-year-old boy to engage in sexual activity with him, the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York announced on Friday, March 8.  According to federal officials, in February 2019, when Robinson was 31 years old, he posed as a high school student on a social media application a…
19-Acre Greenwich Estate Listed For $28.5M Comes With Parking For 36 Vehicles 19-Acre Greenwich Estate Listed For $28.5M Comes With Parking For 36 Vehicles
19-Acre Greenwich Estate Listed For $28.5M Comes With Parking For 36 Vehicles A $28.5 million three-story estate for sale in Fairfield County is made for true car enthusiasts with room for 36 vehicles, and for those who entertain large events with wide-open spaces on 19 acres of land. Located in the heart of Greenwich, the estate at 97 Pecksland Road, is on the market for the first time since it was custom-built in 2009. The special car garage.  Zillow Protected by a gated entrance, the estate features park-like spaces with lawns to the front and rear of the main home, along with 10 bedrooms and 19 bathrooms. The first floor has an oversized livin…
Missing Mom Case: Ex-Girlfriend Of Estranged Husband Convicted Of Murder Conspiracy Missing Mom Case: Ex-Girlfriend Of Estranged Husband Convicted Of Murder Conspiracy
Missing Mom Case: Ex-Girlfriend Of Estranged Husband Convicted Of Murder Conspiracy After three days of deliberations, a jury found the ex-girlfriend of the estranged husband of Connecticut mother of five Jennifer Farber Dulos guilty in connection with her disappearance nearly five years ago in a case in which Dulos, who has never been found, has been declared legally dead. Related: Missing New Canaan Mom Of 5 Jennifer Dulos Declared Dead By Judge Michelle Troconis, age 49, was found guilty in Stamford on Friday, March 1, of all counts including conspiracy to commit murder, hindering prosecution, and evidence tampering.  She is being held on a $6 million bond,…
72 MPH Wind Gust Reported During Storm: Here's Rundown From Region 72 MPH Wind Gust Reported During Storm: Here's Rundown From Region
72 MPH Wind Gust Reported During Storm: Here's Rundown From Region Did you hear it howling overnight? You're not alone. Widespread 40 to 50-mile-per-hour wind gusts were reported across the region as a powerful storm accompanying a frontal system swept through the Northeast. The highest reported gust -- at 72 miles per hour -- happened on Long Island just before 12:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 29 on top of a building in Stony Brook at 159 feet, according to the National Weather Service. Here are more wind-gust reports from locations in New York and Connecticut. Location Speed Time/Date Provider New York Nassau County …
Contractor Charged In Connection To Fatal Trench Collapse At Site In Westchester: DA Contractor Charged In Connection To Fatal Trench Collapse At Site In Westchester: DA
Contractor Charged In Connection To Fatal Trench Collapse At Site In Westchester: DA A Connecticut contractor has been criminally charged in connection to a trench collapse at a construction site in New York that killed a 46-year-old man, officials announced. Fairfield County resident Michael Conway of Bethel, age 59, was arraigned in Westchester County Court on criminal charges in connection to the fatal collapse, which happened in Mamaroneck in May 2021 and killed Stamford resident Jose Vega, the Westchester County District Attorney's Office announced on Monday, Feb. 26.  Earlier Report - Worker Dies After Being Trapped In Trench In Westchester Conway is the di…
Catalytic Converter Thief Nabbed 5 Years Later After Westchester Investigation, Police Say Catalytic Converter Thief Nabbed 5 Years Later After Westchester Investigation, Police Say
Catalytic Converter Thief Nabbed 5 Years Later After Westchester Investigation, Police Say A suspected catalytic converter thief from New York has been nabbed over five years later following an investigation that began in Connecticut and spanned two states and three counties. Jeraud Anthony, age 38, of the Bronx, was arrested on multiple charges Monday, Feb. 12, in connection with a stolen catalytic converter outside a business in Fairfield County. According to Darien Police, a woman contacted officers in September 2018 saying that someone had cut the catalytic converter off of her vehicle outside Darien Sport Shop on Post Road (Route 1). A witness told police they saw a vehicle…
How Much Snow Did You Get? New Winter Storm Produces Higher-Than-Expected Totals In These Areas How Much Snow Did You Get? New Winter Storm Produces Higher-Than-Expected Totals In These Areas
How Much Snow Did You Get? New Winter Storm Produces Higher-Than-Expected Totals In These Areas A quick-moving winter storm that is now moving east produced higher-than-expected snowfall totals in some parts of the region, especially in and around New York City and on Long Island. Totals are from the National Weather Service and submissions from Daily Voice readers: Location Amount Time/Date Provider New York New York City New York County (Manhattan) Central Park 2.0 inches 0700 AM 02/17 Official NWS Obs SE Greenwich Village 3.2 inches 0920 AM 02/17 NWS Employee Kings County (Brooklyn) Coney Island 9.9 inches 0655 AM 02/17 Trained Spotter Coney Is…
New Update: How Much Snow Did You Get? Storm Reports From Northern Westchester, Region New Update: How Much Snow Did You Get? Storm Reports From Northern Westchester, Region
New Update: How Much Snow Did You Get? Storm Reports From Northern Westchester, Region Here are snowfall reports from the region for the winter storm that is sweeping through the Northeast on Tuesday, Feb. 13. Totals are from the National Weather Service and submissions from Daily Voice readers: Location        Amount        Time/Date      Provider New York Westchester County Peekskill 10.3 inches 1000 AM 02/13 Public Croton-on-Hudso 10.5 inches 12:45 PM 02/13 Daily Voice reader submission North Salem/Peach Lake 10.0 inches 0430 PM 02/13 Daily Voice reader submission Croton-on-Hudson …
New Greenwich Restaurant Pairs Italian, Asian Offerings New Greenwich Restaurant Pairs Italian, Asian Offerings
New Greenwich Restaurant Pairs Italian, Asian Offerings If you love dim sum and pizza then you're in luck with a new Fairfield County restaurant that foodies are calling a real masterpiece of fusions of Asian and Italian.  Ollie's 99 in Greenwich at 99 Railroad Ave., hench the 99 in the name, offers not only Neapolitan-style pizza with a unique Asian flair, the restaurant also serves dim sum, sandwiches, salads, and other unique offerings that Yelpers say will keep them coming back for more. Yelper Shelley K. had this to say: "Ollie's 99 is a must-eat restaurant in Greenwich. The pancetta pizza and the curry chicken are my favorites by…
Luxury Car Stolen From Driveway In Fairfield County Found In Westchester Luxury Car Stolen From Driveway In Fairfield County Found In Westchester
Luxury Car Stolen From Driveway In Fairfield County Found In Westchester Police said a luxury car was stolen from a Connecticut driveway during dinnertime, only to be found days later and dozens of miles away by authorities in New York. The incident began in Fairfield Count on Monday, Jan. 29. A homeowner in the town of Darien reported that a 2022 Infiniti had been stolen from the driveway on Stanton Road around dinnertime between 6:50 p.m. and 8 p.m. Later, video captured by the homeowner’s Ring camera showed that, at 7:35 p.m., a white SUV crawled down their street. Two days later, on Wednesday, Jan. 31, in Westchester County — nearly 25 miles away in the …