Bethel firefighters put out garage fire

BETHEL – Volunteer firefighters quickly knocked down a fire that erupted in a garage Thursday night on McNeil Road. An official with the Stony Hill Volunteer Fire Company said that the garage was fully involved when they arrived but they were able to quickly extinguish the flames before the fire entered the rest of the home. Firefighters were on scene well after the fire was extinguished to make sure there were no flare ups because of the amount of material that was found in the garage. Nobody was injured as Read More …

Hearst Connecticut Media Girls Tennis All-Stars

Published 6:01 pm, Thursday, July 20, 2017 Photo: Tyler Sizemore / Hearst Connecticut Media Image 1of/8 Caption Close Image 1 of 8 Greenwich’s Maddie Arnold hits a shot in the No. 1 singles game in the high school girls tennis FCIAC quarterfinals match between Greenwich and Fairfield Ludlowe at Greenwich High School in Greenwich, Conn. Wednesday, May 17, 2017. less Greenwich’s Maddie Arnold hits a shot in the No. 1 singles game in the high school girls tennis FCIAC quarterfinals   Read more of  Hearst Connecticut Media Girls Tennis All-Stars

New Indian restaurant joins Fairfield dining scene

Photo: Brian A. Pounds / Hearst Connecticut Media Image 1of/35 Caption Close Image 1 of 35 Finto Antony, co-owner of the new Taj Fairfield Indian Cuisine at 1879 Black Rock Turnpike in Fairfield, Conn. on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Finto Antony, co-owner of the new Taj Fairfield Indian Cuisine at 1879 Black Rock Turnpike in Fairfield, Conn. on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Photo: Brian A. Pounds / Hearst Connecticut Media Image 2 of 35 The new Taj

Hearst Connecticut Media girls track all-stars

Updated 6:14 pm, Monday, July 17, 2017 Photo: Brian A. Pounds / Hearst Connecticut Media Image 1of/14 Caption Close Image 1 of 14 Fairfield Ludlowe’s Brianna Auray runs the anchor leg in the girls 4 x 400 meter relay at the State Open Outdoor Track championships at Willow Brook Park in New Britain, Conn. on Monday, June 5, 2017. Fairfield Ludlowe’s Brianna Auray runs the anchor leg in the girls 4 x 400 meter relay at the State Open Outdoor   Read more of  Hearst Connecticut Media girls track all-stars

Hearst meet-up for ‘Third Man’ at Bethel Cinema

Photo: Contributed Photo Image 1of/1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 The Hearst movie meet-up group will be seeing the new restoration of the 1949 espionage classic “The Third Man,” starring Orson Welles, at the Bethel Cinema. The Hearst movie meet-up group will be seeing the new restoration of the 1949 espionage classic “The Third Man,” starring Orson Welles, at the Bethel Cinema. Photo: Contributed Photo   Read more of  Hearst meet-up for ‘Third Man’ at Bethel Cinema

Connecticut police rescue man from burning building

BETHEL >> Officials say police officers crawled on their hands and knees to rescue a man from a burning building in Connecticut. The fire was reported at a building in downtown Bethel after 1 a.m. Thursday. Police Lt. Mike Libertini tells the Hartford Courant Cpl. Lynn Morris and officers Matthew DiRago and William Holland entered the building to help get people out. Read More of  Connecticut police rescue man from burning building

Police officers rescue man from burning building

BETHEL, Conn. (AP) — Officials say police officers crawled on their hands and knees to rescue a man from a burning building in Connecticut. The fire was reported at a building in downtown Bethel after 1 a.m. Thursday. Police Lt. Mike Libertini tells the Hartford Courant Cpl. Lynn Morris and officers Matthew DiRago and William Holland entered the building to help get people out. The officers encountered the man, who was reportedly disabled, and crawled on the floor in clear air to rescue him. Related: 4 injured, including 3 firefighters, Read More …

Police officers rescue man from burning building in Bethel

BETHEL — Officials say police officers crawled on their hands and knees to rescue a man from a burning building in Connecticut.The fire was reported at a building in downtown Bethel after 1 a.m. Thursday.Police Lt. Mike Libertini tells the Hartford Courant Cpl. Lynn Morris and officers Matthew DiRago and William Holland entered the building to help get people out.The officers encountered the man, who was reportedly disabled, and crawled on the floor in clear air […] Read more of  Police officers rescue man from burning building in Bethel

Documentary on 1950s gay witch hunt shown in Bethel

Photo: Aude Guerrucci / Contributed Photo Image 1of/4 Caption Close Image 1 of 4 Forty years after losing his government job in a purge of homosexual employees, Frank Kameny, right, was given the pen President Barack Obama used to sign a 2009 Presidential Memorandum regarding federal benefits and nondiscrimination. Kameny’s story is told in the new documentary, “The Lavender Scare.” less Forty years after losing his government job in a purge of homosexual employees, Frank Kameny, right, was given the pen   Read more of  Documentary on 1950s gay witch hunt shown Read More …

Police Rescue Bethel Man From Burning Building; One Resident Injured, Official Says

With heavy smoke overhead, three police officers crawled on their hands and knees Thursday to rescue a man from a burning building in downtown Bethel, a police official said. The fire seriously damaged a historic structure at 182 Greenwood Ave., which houses two floors of apartments above shops…. Read more of  Police Rescue Bethel Man From Burning Building; One Resident Injured, Official Says

Several homeless, shops damaged after downtown Bethel fire

BETHEL – Police officers rushed into a burning building to rescue more than a dozen residents late Tuesday as fire quickly ripped through a historic 19th-century building in the heart of the donwtown – displacing families and damaged several businesses. While there is still some confusion about how many residents were impacted by the blaze, officials said at least eight families consisting of 10 adults and five children and two dogs were pulled from the building by police officers were were nearby when the fire erupted. Police Officer Lynn Morris Read More …

3 injured, including 2 firefighters, in Bethel fire

BETHEL, Conn. (WTNH)– Three people, including two firefighters, were injured in a Bethel fire Thursday morning. Fire crews responded to an apartment above stores on Greenwood Avenue after a fire broke out around 5:30 a.m. News 8 learned on scene that one person suffered severe burns and that two firefighters sustained minor injuries in the blaze. Their current condition is unknown at this time. The fire has been put out but the home was damaged. One person has also been displaced. Greenwood Avenue was closed for the fire but has Read More …

Early Morning Fire Damages Bethel Building, Fire Officials Say

Firefighters battled a large fire on Greenwood Avenue early Thursday. The fire was reported shortly after 1 a.m., the Stony Hill Volunteer Fire Company said. As of 6:15 a.m., Greenwood Avenue was reopened, but motorists in the area were urged to use caution. Check back for more information. Read more of  Early Morning Fire Damages Bethel Building, Fire Officials Say

Danbury police make arrests in downtown robberies

Photo: / Contributed Image 1of/2 Caption Close Image 1 of 2 Delacruz Delacruz Photo: / Contributed Image 2 of 2 Thompson Thompson Photo: / Contributed Danbury police make arrests in downtown robberies Back to Gallery DANBURY – Several victims were injured during early morning strong-armed robberies that occurred   Read more of  Danbury police make arrests in downtown robberies

From A&P to the app age — food stores on brink of evolutionary leap?

Last month’s Amazon announcement jolted the grocery industry like no revelation since the early 1990s when Walmart blitzed the nation with grocery supercenters, in tandem with the proliferation of warehouse clubs like Costco and B.J.’s Wholesale Club. If some stores hang in there via the convenience of being around the corner for many customers — locally to include no small number of independent grocers like the Village Market in Wilton or Caraluzzi’s in Bethel, Redding and Newtown — that is no guarantee of success, as the legendary Great Atlantic & Read More …

Fairy Tale Theater in Bethel features ‘The Dancing Princesses’ and ‘The Musicians of Brementown’

Photo: Laura DeMotte / Contributed Photo Image 1of/1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Musicals at Richter’s Fairy Tale Theater troupe members share a moment during rehearsal. The company presents “The Dancing Princesses” and “The Musicians of Brementown” on Saturday, July 15, at Workspace Education in Bethel. less Musicals at Richter’s Fairy Tale Theater troupe members share a moment during rehearsal. The company presents “The Dancing Princesses” and “The Musicians   Read more of  Fairy Tale Theater in Bethel features ‘The Dancing Princesses’ and ‘The Musicians of Brementown’

Connecticut Contestants On Fox Game Show ‘Superhuman’

Ethan Brown wasn’t born a math whiz. He became one when he saw an online video starring “mathemagician” Arthur Benjamin and was so fascinated he had to try it. Brown, who is 18 and lives in Bethel, is now a mathemagician himself and will show off his skills on the Fox TV game show “Superhuman.” … Read more of  Connecticut Contestants On Fox Game Show ‘Superhuman’

State Police: Man Dies After Being Thrown From Scooter In Griswold

A 33-year-old is dead after he crashed his motorized scooter, state police said Thursday. The collision happened shortly before 8:30 p.m. Wednesday on Norman Road in Griswold. Justin Roode of Bethel Road in Griswold was riding an unregistered VIP Future Champion scooter southeast in the area of… Read more of  State Police: Man Dies After Being Thrown From Scooter In Griswold

Griswold man dies after crashing scooter into stone wall

GRISWOLD – A Griswold man died Wednesday night after police say he crashed a scooter into a stone wall in town. At 8:24 p.,m., police said Justin Roode, 33, of 594 Bethel Road, was driving southeast on an unregistered VIP Future Champ scooter, under 50cc, in the area of 141 Norman Road.According to police, Roode struck a stone wall on the right shoulder of the road and was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene as a result of the collision. […] Read more of  Griswold man dies after Read More …

Man in Bethel with handgun arrested

Photo: / Contributed Image 1of/1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Veigo Veigo Photo: / Contributed Man in Bethel with handgun arrested Back to Gallery BETHEL – A convicted felon with a handgun was taken into custody on Sunday after falling asleep in his car. Police said they received reports of a suspicious vehicle on Hunting Ridge Lane   Read more of  Man in Bethel with handgun arrested

Bethel and Stony Hill crews battle early morning fire

Photo: Contributed Photo Image 1of/4 Caption Close Image 1 of 4 Crews battle a fire on Diamond Avenue Crews battle a fire on Diamond Avenue Photo: Contributed Photo Image 2 of 4 Crews battle a fire on Diamond Avenue Crews battle a fire on Diamond Avenue Photo: Contributed Photo Image 3 of 4 Crews battle fire on Diamond Avenue Crews battle fire on Diamond Avenue Photo: Contributed Photo Image 4 of 4   Read more of  Bethel and Stony Hill crews battle early morning fire