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Duo Nabbed In Jewelry Store Burglary Spree Targeting Hudson Valley Businesses Duo Nabbed In Jewelry Store Burglary Spree Targeting Hudson Valley Businesses
Duo Nabbed In Jewelry Store Burglary Spree Targeting Hudson Valley Businesses Two suspects are behind bars in connection with a string of jewelry store burglaries that targeted businesses in the Hudson Valley and Connecticut. In Dutchess County, police were called at around 4:30 a.m. Thursday, June 13, for a burglary in progress in Beacon at Sky Diamond Jewelers on Main Street. As officers arrived, the suspects were seen driving away from the scene.  Officers initially pursued the vehicle onto the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge but called off the chase “due to the unsafe speeds,” Beacon Police said. Investigators determined that the suspects broke into Sky Diamond Jew…
Ready For Island Living For $25 Million In Greenwich? Ready For Island Living For $25 Million In Greenwich?
Ready For Island Living For $25 Million In Greenwich? Ah, island life: Soaring views of the Connecticut waterway, a private bridge for access, and a kitchen with total water views are just a few of the amenities found on an island estate for sale for $25 million in Fairfield County. Located on Game Cock Road in Greenwich, the 1.1-acre property has been a multi-generational family compound for years, according to Zillow.  It's also one of a few left in Greenwich with a private bridge. Zillow According to Zillow, the property includes a seven-bedroom, five-bath, 6,000-square-foot main house, three en-suite bedrooms, a guest house, a boat…
Trooper Injured After I-84 Crash Causes Hours-Long Closure Trooper Injured After I-84 Crash Causes Hours-Long Closure
Trooper Injured After I-84 Crash Causes Hours-Long Closure A Connecticut State Police trooper was injured after an overnight crash that caused a three-hour closure on a stretch of I-84. It happened in Fairfield County just after 9 p.m. Friday, June 14, in Danbury. The 41-year-old trooper was inside her cruiser with the emergency lights activated at the scene of another accident on the shoulder on the westbound side between Exit 8 on and off ramps. A 2018 GMC Acadia was parked in the left lane near the on-ramp.  Connecticut State Police said a 2014 tractor-trailer was traveling in the right lane when the operator lost control of his vehi…
Fatal Overnight Crash: 57-Year-Old ID'd As Victim In Danbury Fatal Overnight Crash: 57-Year-Old ID'd As Victim In Danbury
Fatal Overnight Crash: 57-Year-Old ID'd As Victim In Danbury A 57-year-old Fairfield County man was killed in a single-vehicle crash after losing control of his vehicle and hitting a rock embankment. The incident occurred in Danbury around 7:30 p.m., Monday, June 10, in the area of 39 Brushy Hill Road. According to Erin Henry, a spokesman for the Danbury Police, Charles Preston, of Danbury, was found in the roadway by patrol officers who responded to a reported accident in the area. Officers found a motorcycle had left the roadway, and Preston was severely injured and pronounced dead on the scene, Henry said. The initial investigation was completed…
New Info Released After 2 Boys, 2 Girls Pursued From Wilton Caught After Crash In Ridgefield New Info Released After 2 Boys, 2 Girls Pursued From Wilton Caught After Crash In Ridgefield
New Info Released After 2 Boys, 2 Girls Pursued From Wilton Caught After Crash In Ridgefield New information has been released regarding an incident in which two boys and two girls were apprehended by police after crashing in Fairfield County. At about 4:25 p.m. on Friday, May 27, a concerned citizen contacted the Wilton Police Department to report a young girl appeared to have been forced into a black Subaru station wagon with no plates by a male individual in the area of Ridgefield Road and Drum Hill Road. The vehicle had then left the area, heading towards Ridgefield, said Lieutenant Anna Tornello of the Wilton Police Department, who said that the&n…
Man Admits To 37 Robberies Including 1 In Westchester County Man Admits To 37 Robberies Including 1 In Westchester County
Man Admits To 37 Robberies Including 1 In Westchester County A Connecticut man has admitted to committing at least 37 violent robberies across the state in 2022.  Hartford County resident Lonny Cross, age 45, of Bristol, pleaded guilty on Tuesday, May 21, for the crimes that ranged from Hartford to Fairfield County and one in New York in September and October 2022, said Vanessa Roberts Avery, US Attorney for the District of Connecticut. According to court documents and statements made in court, Cross committed 37 robberies and attempted robberies of gas station convenience stores, mini-markets, and liquor stores in North Branford, Waterbury, Wol…
4 Teens Caught Following Ridgefield Crash After Allegedly Abducting Girl In Wilton 4 Teens Caught Following Ridgefield Crash After Allegedly Abducting Girl In Wilton
4 Teens Caught Following Ridgefield Crash After Allegedly Abducting Girl In Wilton Four teens were apprehended after police say they allegedly abducted a girl in a quiet Connecticut town near the New York border. Click here for a new, updated story: New Info Released After 2 Boys, 2 Girls Pursued From Wilton Caught After Crash In Ridgefield At about 5:15 p.m. Friday, May 24, police officers in Fairfield County from the Ridgefield and Wilton police departments responded to Route 33 after a report of a possible abducted female juvenile in Wilton. The girl was able to exit the vehicle in the area of Tanglewood Court off Route 33 in Ridgefield, at which time the vehic…
Movie 'Summerhouse' Filming In Danbury Hiring Actors, Extras Movie 'Summerhouse' Filming In Danbury Hiring Actors, Extras
Movie 'Summerhouse' Filming In Danbury Hiring Actors, Extras A Vietnam-era movie filming in Fairfield County is looking for local actors and extras for over a dozen openings.  "Summerhouse" tells the story of a freshly graduated Ned Stern (portrayed by "Somewhere in Queens" actor Jacob Ward) as he waits to get drafted into the Vietnam War.  Stern spends his last summer of freedom caring for a belligerent, wealthy alcoholic man (played by actor Malcolm McDowell) at his lakeside mansion, only to find himself falling in love with a girl while questioning his commitment to his country, according to IMBD. Parts of the movie will …
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 Soon Make Debut At Farmer's Market: Here's When Westchester's First Mobile Adoption Unit To Soon Make Debut At Farmer's Market: Here's When
Westchester's First Mobile Adoption Unit To Soon Make Debut At Farmer's Market: Here's When 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…
'This One Is Truly Difficult': Italian Restaurant To Close After 12-Year Run In Ridgefield 'This One Is Truly Difficult': Italian Restaurant To Close After 12-Year Run In Ridgefield
'This One Is Truly Difficult': Italian Restaurant To Close After 12-Year Run In Ridgefield A favorite Fairfield County Italian restaurant known for its short rib ravioli and Tuscan stew, among other " must-haves," is closing its doors after 12 years in business. Bartolo in Ridgefield made the announcement on Facebook on Wednesday, May 1. The owners, Arthur and Julia Tess and Trey Michaelsen, said: "This one is truly difficult, however it is one we must say.  "After 12 years, Bartolo will be closing on Saturday, May 25. It is with an extremely heavy heart that we are making this announcement." According to the many 5-star reviews online and from regulars, the dedicated grou…
Teenage Fairfield County Woman Killed, 4 Hospitalized In Overnight Crash Teenage Fairfield County Woman Killed, 4 Hospitalized In Overnight Crash
Teenage Fairfield County Woman Killed, 4 Hospitalized In Overnight Crash A teenager was killed and four others hospitalized in an overnight single-vehicle crash in Connecticut. It happened around 10:15 p.m. Saturday, April 27, in Tolland County in the town of Willington. A 2007 Subaru Legacy with five occupants, all from the town of Bethel in Fairfield County, was traveling southbound on River Road when the driver lost control, causing the vehicle to overturn, according to Connecticut State Police. One of the passengers, 19-year-old Maria Damata sustained life-threatening injuries and was pronounced dead, said police. The driver, a 21-year-old man,…
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…
Seen Her? Alert Issued For Missing CT Woman Last Seen In Danbury Area Seen Her? Alert Issued For Missing CT Woman Last Seen In Danbury Area
Seen Her? Alert Issued For Missing CT Woman Last Seen In Danbury Area Authorities are asking the public for help locating a missing Connecticut woman who has been missing for two weeks. According to Connecticut State Police, Troop L, 44-year-old Litchfield County resident Elizabeth Gyurko of the town of Litchfield, was last seen in Fairfield County in the Danbury area on Sunday, April 7. Police said Gyurko was wearing black jeans and a hooded sweatshirt. She is described as 5 feet, 89 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.  If you have any information on her whereabouts, contact Connecticut State Police at 860-626-7900 and reference case number 2400148…
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…
South Salem Man Who Crossed Double-Yellow Line Accused Of Driving Drunk: Police South Salem Man Who Crossed Double-Yellow Line Accused Of Driving Drunk: Police
South Salem 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…
North Salem's Own David Letterman Escorts Old 'Late Show' Sign To Darien Barn, Hangs Out North Salem's Own David Letterman Escorts Old 'Late Show' Sign To Darien Barn, Hangs Out
North Salem's Own 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 Swerves Into Oncoming Lane In Yorktown: Police Drunk Driver Swerves Into Oncoming Lane In Yorktown: Police
Drunk Driver Swerves Into Oncoming Lane In Yorktown: 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.  …
Hit-Run Crash: Man Seriously Injured In Danbury Hit-Run Crash: Man Seriously Injured In Danbury
Hit-Run Crash: Man Seriously Injured In Danbury A man was seriously injured after being struck by a hit-and-run driver in Fairfield County. The incident occurred in Danbury around 8:15 p.m., Wednesday, April 3 in the area of 9A Clapboard Ridge Road. When officers arrived, they found the man in the roadway with serious injuries, said Erin Henry, spokesperson for the Danbury Police Department. The victim has not yet been identified by police. Henry said the vehicle fled from the area before police arrived and has not been identified. The man was transported to the Danbury Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.  Clapboard Ridg…
Business In Heart Of Ridgefield Closes Up Shop After 74-Year Run Business In Heart Of Ridgefield Closes Up Shop After 74-Year Run
Business In Heart Of Ridgefield Closes Up Shop After 74-Year Run After a 74-year run, a favorite Fairfield County fine jewelry store is permanently closing. Craig's Fine Jewelry, a Main Street staple in Ridgefield, is closing on Friday, March 29, as the owner Billy Craig retires, a sign in the window announced. The founder, Helen Craig, purchased the business in 1950 never imagining that her small family business would be what it is today, the company website says. Her son Norman Craig and his wife Elsie continued to grow the business, offering only the finest quality jewelry and personal service.  In 1983, they left the business to their three ch…
Ridgefield Woman Nabbed After Driving Drunk On Route 7: Police Ridgefield Woman Nabbed After Driving Drunk On Route 7: Police
Ridgefield Woman Nabbed After Driving Drunk On Route 7: Police A 48-year-old woman faces drunk driving charges after being pulled over on a busy road in Fairfield County, police announced. The arrest stemmed from an incident on Thursday, March 21 just before 2:30 a.m., when Wilton Police stopped a black 2015 Subaru Impreza that had been traveling north on Danbury Road (Route 7), according to the department.  The driver, Ridgefield resident Adrienne Allen, appeared to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs and admitted to drinking before driving. She then failed a field sobriety test and was arrested for DUI, police said.  Her blood alcoh…
Fire Heavily Damages Town Official's Home In Ridgefield Fire Heavily Damages Town Official's Home In Ridgefield
Fire Heavily Damages Town Official's Home In Ridgefield A fire ripped through the home of a Fairfield County town official, leaving the residence uninhabitable. The incident occurred in Ridgefield at the home of Town Planning and Zoning Commission Chairman Robert Hendrick around 10:30 p.m., Thursday, March 21, on East Ridge Road. According to Ridgefield Fire Chief Jerry Myers, firefights spent more than five hours at the scene battling the blaze across the street from East Ridge Middle School and had to return on Friday, March 22 for a flare-up. Hendrick was home with his daughter at the time of the fire, Myers said a fire alarm alerted them to…
'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…