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

Senior Helpers open Fairfield location, second in state

Photo: Contributed Photo / Connecticut Post Image 1of/1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Senior Helpers has opened a location in Fairfield, at 1700 Post Road. Senior Helpers has opened a location in Fairfield, at 1700 Post Road. Photo: Contributed Photo / Connecticut Post Senior Helpers open Fairfield location, second in state Back to Gallery FAIRFIELD — Senior

Former Norwalk principal accused of theft asks for diversionary program

Photo: Erik Trautmann / Hearst Connecticut Media Image 1of/2 Caption Close Image 1 of 2 Jefferson Science Magnet School principal John Reynolds welcomes guests, faculty and students during the school’s Black History Month event, titled “Music for the Soul” Thursday, February 26, 2016. Jefferson Science Magnet School principal John Reynolds welcomes guests, faculty and students during the school’s Black History Month event, titled   Read more of  Former Norwalk principal accused of theft asks for diversionary program

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

Darien company signs lease for new Norwalk headquarters

Remedy Partners has signed a lease for 40,000 square feet at the five-story, 412,000-square-foot office building at 800 Connecticut Ave. The property was purchased by CBRE Strategic Partners U.S. Value 7, a fund sponsored by CBRE Global Investors, in late 2015 for nearly $48.6 million. […] the owners have invested roughly $7 million on improvements to the site, including a new cafeteria and conference room and amenities like a a putting green and a bocce court, according to David Block, senior vice president at CBRE’s Stamford office. In a press Read More …

After more showers, drier and cooler this weekend

Cloudy skies, cooler temperatures and some showers are in the forecast for Friday. A weak area of low pressure will ride along this frontal boundary, passing south and east of Long Island. Just before 4 p.m. Thursday, Sikorsky Memorial Airport in Stratford recorded its highest wind gust of 48 mph during a thunderstorm. For less than an hour, northwest winds averaged 35 mph. Across the state, Clinton had the most rain on Thursday with 1.76 inches, according to the Community Collaborative Hail, Rain and Snow Network. Rainfall totals for Fairfield Read More …

‘S’ Salon: How art collections are made

Museum art collections do not happen by magic, nor do homes typically come filled with great art pieces upon purchase. It takes time, resources and talent to build a cache of artists’ creative output that gives a good return on the investment, emotionally and financially. Not everyone is well versed, however, on the fine art of collecting. It is a reality that area gallery owners, museum directors and other art leaders suggested is something their businesses and institutions are particularly well-suited to address. The topic arose during an “S” Salon Read More …

Citibank takes over stalled Wall Street redevelopment project

Municipal Holdings, LLC of 390 Greenwich St., 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10013, purchased the property from IWSR Owners, LLC c/o POKO Management, 225 Westchester Ave., Port Chester, NY 10573 for $18,261,502, according to real estate conveyance papers filed with the Norwalk Town Clerk’s Office on Thursday. In March, the Common Council and Redevelopment Agency granted Citibank’s request to waive a 90-day notice requirement and allow the bank to immediately acquire the property. While construction halted on the site last summer, Citibank representatives, local officials and prospective developers have walked Read More …

Wilson captures Connecticut Junior golf crown

Will Wilson, 17, of Darien and the Wee Burn Country Club, won the 76th Connecticut Junior golf championship on Thursday at Watertown Golf Club. Wilson defeated defending champ Andrew Franz of Ridgefield, 5 and 3. (Palladino/RA) By Joe Palladino WATERTOWN — The best shot of the day was the last. Will Wilson curled a 30-foot birdie putt into the cup on the 15th green to claim the 76th Connecticut Junior golf championship on Thursday at the Watertown Golf Club. The putt made a 360 degree tour of the lip before it Read More …

“Career” burglar arraigned in $180K Darien burglary

Image 1of/1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 “Career” burglar arraigned in $180K Darien burglary Back to Gallery STAMFORD-A Bridgeport man with a long history of stealing from families of Indian descent was extradited back to Connecticut and charged Tuesday with a $180,000 residential burglary in Darien. A sentenced prisoner in New York state, Dirk Lloyd, 39, of Melrose Avenue, was   Read more of  “Career” burglar arraigned in $180K Darien burglary

Football: New Canaan’s Grip It and Rip It Tournament celebrates 10th anniversary

Hand sophomore Isaiah McNeilly throws during the Grip It & Rip It football tournament at New Canaan High School, New Canaan, Conn., Saturday, July, 8, 2017. Photo: Bob Luckey Jr. / Hearst Connecticut Media Fairfield Ludlowe High School receiver Thomas Stasko, left, makes a catch against Norwalk during the Grip It & Rip It football tournament at New Canaan High School, New Canaan, Conn., Saturday, July, 8, 2017. Photo: Bob Luckey Jr. / Hearst Connecticut Media NEW CANAAN — In the eyes of football purists, 7-on-7 passing camps couldn’t be Read More …

2017 New Haven Register Girls Tennis MVP: Julia Migliorini, North Haven

The conversation for the powerhouse girls tennis programs in the Southern Connecticut Conference starts with both Hand and Amity – and most times ends there. Some of the area’s dominant players have come and will continue to come from those programs. But no tennis family has made a bigger mark in the past decade than the Migliorinis out of North Haven. First there was Alyssa, a three-time Register All-Area performer. She played No. 1 singles and doubles this past season as a graduate student at Division II Molloy College. Then Read More …

S Salon: Art leaders gather for an evening of spirited conversation

Photo: Johnathon Henninger Image 1of/19 Caption Close Image 1 of 19 Jan Dilenschneider, left, speaks with Samuel Quigley and more than 25 gallery owners and museum officials during a Sunday Arts & Style round table at the Dilenschneider home in Dairen on Wednesday, May, 17, 2017 less Jan Dilenschneider, left, speaks with Samuel Quigley and more than 25 gallery owners and museum officials during a Sunday Arts & Style round table at the Dilenschneider home in Dairen on Wednesday, May, 17,   Read more of  S Salon: Art leaders gather for an Read More …

Football: New Canaan’s popular Grip It & Rip It passing tournament begins Friday

New Canaan sophomore quarterback Drew Pyne during New Canaan High School football practice at the school last year. The high school football season officially begins a little more than two months from now, but fans can get a glimpse of some of the top offensive players in the area this weekend at New Canaan High School. The Grip It & Rip It Passing Tournament celebrates its 10th anniversary and New Canaan High School’s Dunning Field will be the site of non-stop action. Unlike previous years, when Dunning Field and two or Read More …

Malloy pushes for repairs to Heroes Tunnel in New Haven

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Outdated electric, water issues and chunks of concrete crashing down on the roadway. The Heroes Tunnel on Route 15 in New Haven needs some serious renovations. “There’s lots of challenges here. It’s the only tunnel. There’s a state park up on top of the ridge that makes it more complicated to deal with, but we’re gonna work hard on it,” said Mark Rolfe, the Chief Engineer with the CT Department of Transportation. Still in the design phase, Governor Malloy says there is talk about shutting Read More …

Beauty retailer takes Anthropologie space in Westport

Ulta Beauty is leasing the former Anthropologie store at 1365 Post Rd. East in Westport, following the latter retailer’s opening its new Anthropologie & Co. store earlier this year at the Bedford Square development in downtown Westport. Ulta Beauty sells a wide range of cosmetics and salon brands. The Westport opening will be Ulta’s fourth in southwestern Connecticut after locations in Danbury, Norwalk and Milford. The Anthropologie building is owned by Darien-based Forestone Capital which was represented by Newmark Knight Frank in the transaction, and True Commercial Real Estate representing Read More …

Darien woman gets ticket for disobeying lifeguard

STAMFORD-A Darien woman visiting a beach in The Cove was given a $150 ticket after she refused to get off the rocks after being repeatedly warned off them by a lifeguard Tuesday afternoon. Sgt. Jennifer Lynch said a parks [police officer was flagged down by a supervisor at Cove Island at 1 p.m. who asked for assistance in getting the woman off the rocks. The lifeguard said that he had to climb out to the end of the western jetty on Quigley Beach after calling to the woman and her Read More …

Car fully engulfed in flames on I-95 southbound in Darien

DARIEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Take a look at these photos sent into us through Report-It. This was the situation around 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday on I-95 southbound in Darien. A car was fully engulfed in flames. It happened between exits 11 and 12. Fortunately nobody was injured. There is no word yet on what caused the flames. Read more of  Car fully engulfed in flames on I-95 southbound in Darien

The Running Doctor: Fish for the heart

Present were leading authorities, Dr. Samuel Fox III, director of the President’s Council on Physical Fitness & Sports, and Dr. William Castelli, Harvard Medical School faculty, who is well known for his work with the Framingham Heart Study. Fish contains a polyunsaturated fat, made of omega 3 fatty acids, which possibly may prevent heart problems. Diets mainly of fish are high in protein and research has found particularly healthy hearts and low blood cholesterol levels in such diets. Dr. Robert F. Weiss is a podiatrist specializing in foot and ankle Read More …

New Dilenschneider work at Lockwood-Mathews in Norwalk

Photo: Contributed Photo Image 1of/1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 New paintings by Darien artist Jan Dilenschneider are being shown in Norwalk. New paintings by Darien artist Jan Dilenschneider are being shown in Norwalk. Photo: Contributed Photo New Dilenschneider work at Lockwood-Mathews in Norwalk Back to Gallery New paintings by Darien artist Jan Dilenschneider are on view   Read more of  New Dilenschneider work at Lockwood-Mathews in Norwalk

Local Sports Roundup

SENIOR AMERICAN LEGION STRATFORD 5, HAMDEN 4 HAMDEN 210 001 0 — 4 5 2 (6-5) STRATFORD 020 200 1 — 5 9 3 (8-3) Records: H 6-5, S 8-3 BATTERIES: H—Brendan Kirck (L) and Ron Desroches, Stephen Richetelli (4). S—Jonathan Brooks (W, 1-1) and Patrick Browne. Highlights: S— Connor Anstis had a two-run double in the fourth inning and scored the winning run in bottom of the seventh on an error. TRUMBULL 4, NEW CANAAN / DARIEN 0 TRUMBULL 300 010 0 — 4 6 0 NC/DARIEN 000 000 Read More …

Greens Farms Garden Club elects new leadership

Phyllis Kaschub of Fairfield, recording secretary; Pam Waesche of Westport, corresponding secretary; Rivers Teske of Westport, vice president; Maren Hood of Darien, president; Ann Watkins of Fairfield, treasurer; and Barbara Harman of Southport, assistant treasurer. The club was founded in 1930 and focuses its attention on civic beautification, philanthropy, education through public programs and flower shows, garden therapy projects, and on environmental conservation and preservation issues. Read more of  Greens Farms Garden Club elects new leadership

Complaint leads to discovery of assault weapons in Stamford

Photo: Stamford Police / Contributed Image 1of/1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Ricky Jensen, 57, of Stamford, was charged with possession of two assault weapons after he called police to complain his girlfriend’s son was using his car without permission. Ricky Jensen, 57, of Stamford, was charged with possession of two assault weapons after he called police to complain his girlfriend’s son was using his car without permission. Photo:   Read more of  Complaint leads to discovery of assault weapons in Stamford

Fairfield pair, Darien girl win tennis titles

Three Connecticut natives won singles titles at the USTA New Super Six Sectional Championships, the premier New England junior tennis tournament during the summer. Fairfield’s Petro Kuzmenok won the boys’ 12-and-under championships topping No. 1 seed Ryan Nash of Sherborn, Mass. in the title match. Violet Robbins of Fairfield won the girls’ 12-and-under title winning a pair of three-set matches including one against Caroline Schulston of Newburyport, Mass. Darien’s Julia DeLuca didn’t drop a set in winning the girls’ 14-and-under title without dropping a set. She won an all-Connecticut final, Read More …

Performance HUB welcomes SpeakEasy poetry series on July 2

TORRINGTON >> The SpeakEasy poetry/spoken word series welcomes acclaimed poet, playwright, and radio personality Victoria Sullivan as its special feature reader on Sunday, July 2. The evening also offers open mic slots for other voices to be heard. Hosted by writer Patricia Martin, the monthly series takes place at The Performance HUB in downtown Torrington the first Sunday of every month from 7-8:30 p.m. Hosted by writer Patricia Martin, SpeakEasy showcases poetry, essays, memoirs, storytelling, monologues, and other spoken word pieces the first Sunday of every month. Each evening spotlights Read More …

Missing boater rescued from Stamford Harbor

Photo: Matthew Brown / Hearst Connecticut Media Image 1of/2 Caption Close Image 1 of 2 File photo of Stamford Harbor on Sept.2, 2016 File photo of Stamford Harbor on Sept.2, 2016 Photo: Matthew Brown / Hearst Connecticut Media Image 2 of 2 The beach area at John J. Boccuzzi Park (formerly Southfield Park) in Stamford, Conn. on Friday July   Read more of  Missing boater rescued from Stamford Harbor

Missing Boater found in Stamford Harbor

STAMFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — A missing boater was found in Stamford Harbor Saturday night. According to police, Stamford police, fire and EMS were dispatched around 11:35 p.m. Saturday night for a report of a boater unaccounted for in Stamford Harbor. They say the boat’s occupants noticed the boater was missing sometime after entering the harbor after it had traveled from New York. Authorities say Stamford emergency services initiated both a shore-based and open water search effort. They say mutual aid resources were requested from the United States Coast Guard, Greenwich Read More …

Center for Global Studies works to reclaim full magnet status

NORWALK — The findings of a state audit on Norwalk’s renowned Center for Global Studies has left officials scrambling to both rework the school’s structure and avoid paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in grant money back to the state. The good news: the school’s leaders were able to work with state politicians to get wording into a bill — which passed through the General Assembly and will likely be signed into law by the governor — that will give the Center for Global Studies full magnet status for the Read More …