Hearst Connecticut Media Boys Golf All-Stars

Published 5:36 pm, Friday, July 28, 2017 MVP Jackson Fretty, Greenwich Sophomore shot a 74 to tie for second at the FCIAC championships, leading the Cardinals to the team title … In the CIAC Division I tournament, shot a one-under par 71 to tie for second and help Greenwich place second as a team … Shot a 69 to tie for second at the New England championships … All-State Division I, All-FCIAC first team. Andrew Maslar, Masuk Junior helped the Panthers win the SWC tournament team championship … Placed third in Read More …

Hearst Connecticut Media Boys Volleyball All-Stars

Published 8:05 pm, Thursday, July 27, 2017 PLAYER OF THE YEAR Tim Herget, Darien Senior finished career with 1290 total assists, 775 kills, 732 digs, 185 aces and 86 blocks … Had 295 kills, 247 service points, 191 digs and 91 aces during senior season to lead the Blue Wave to the Class L and FCIAC championships … Four-year starter played both setter and outside hitter … Two-time team MVP and team captain … Two-time FCIAC MVP … Recipient of the Val Dickinson Award as a senior … Two-time All-State Class Read More …

Four fishermen rescued off Shippan Point in Stamford

STAMFORD — Four fishermen were rescued Wednesday night when their boat tipped over off Shippan Point. Stamford Marine Unit Sgt. Robert Monck said a Saddle Rock Road resident called 911 at about 8 p.m. Wednesday to report four men in distress on Long Island Sound. Darien marine police rescued the Stamford men who were found standing on top of the boat. Monck said the men in the 15-foot fiberglass boat were fishing when they hit a rock and began taking on water. He said they likely panicked and turned the Read More …

Hearst Connecticut Media Baseball All-Stars

Published 6:09 pm, Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Photo: Alex Von Kleydorff / Hearst Connecticut Media Image 1of/18 Caption Close Image 1 of 18 Wilton High School’s #3 pitcher Billy Black on the mound during baseball action vs Greenwich High on Monday May 8, 2017 in Wilton Conn. Wilton High School’s #3 pitcher Billy Black on the mound during baseball action vs Greenwich High on Monday May 8, 2017 in Wilton Conn. Photo: Alex Von Kleydorff / Hearst Connecticut Media   Read more of  Hearst Connecticut Media Baseball All-Stars

Child Guidance Center receives $37,000 grant

NORWALK — The Child Guidance Center of Mid-Fairfield County was awarded a $37,000 grant to support its delivery of wrap-around mental health services to children and families at the center’s Outpatient Children’s Clinic. The grant was awarded by The Community Fund of Darien, an independent, volunteer-driven nonprofit dedicated to addressing health and human services in Darien and surrounding towns and cities. The Outpatient Children’s Clinic offers individual, family and group therapies to children and adolescents experiencing a wide-range of mental health needs. In addition, psychiatric services, including evaluation and medication Read More …

Football: Hamden Hall’s Luke Schoonmaker makes verbal commitment to Michigan

via Luke Schoonmaker on Twitter. Another year, another local high school football player has thrown his lot in with Jim Harbaugh and Michigan. Luke Schoonmaker, a 6-foot-6, 225-pound Old Saybrook native who played quarterback and fullback Hamden Hall, announced his commitment to become a Wolverine on Twitter Tuesday night. He posted a video of himself unveiling a Michigan shirt and donning a Michigan hat. According to his bio, Schoonmaker has been recruited as a tight end. I’m officially committed to…??????(creds @Chris_Wright16 ) pic.twitter.com/0buhPR00Jb — Luke Schoonmaker (@LukeSchoonmaker) July 26, 2017 Read More …

Hearst Connecticut Media softball all-stars

Published 6:44 pm, Monday, July 24, 2017 Photo: Christian Abraham / Hearst Connecticut Media Image 1of/18 Caption Close Image 1 of 18 Pomperaug’s Ashley Antonazzo pitches against Torrington during Class L semifinal softball action in West Haven, Conn., on Thursday June 8, 2017. Pomperaug’s Ashley Antonazzo pitches against Torrington during Class L semifinal softball action in West Haven, Conn., on Thursday June 8, 2017. Photo: Christian Abraham / Hearst Connecticut Media Image 2 of 18 New   Read more of  Hearst Connecticut Media softball all-stars

Critics: Federal rail plan disruptive

A federal plan to improve Northeast rail service calls for laying miles of new track through densely populated Fairfield County — a massive undertaking that would disrupt residents and businesses, and likely require property seizures. The plan to increase train capacity and high-speed rail service includes significant bypasses or diversions from existing Metro-North tracks in Greenwich, Stamford, Darien, Norwalk and Westport. James Redeker, commissioner of the state Department of Transportation, said residents should not panic over the FRA plan and stressed that Connecticut has final say on new rail routes. Read More …

New apartments, entertainment options coming soon to downtown Bridgeport

Photo: Ned Gerard / Hearst Connecticut Media Image 1of/9 Caption Close Image 1 of 9 Renovations are proceeding on the old Playhouse on the Green and other addresses on State Street, part of the McLevy Green Rehabilitation project in Bridgeport, Conn. July 20, 2017. Renovations are proceeding on the old Playhouse on the Green and other addresses on State Street, part of the McLevy Green Rehabilitation project in Bridgeport, Conn. July 20, 2017. Photo: Ned Gerard / Hearst Connecticut Media

6 juveniles hospitalized in Darien

DARIEN — Eight juveniles were affected by chlorine exposure Saturday afternoon at Country Club of Darien, six of which were later hospitalized. Sgt. Jeremiah Johnson of Darien police said police responded to the country club around 3 p.m. after receiving reports of what was believed to be chlorine exposure. “We had eight juveniles in total affected,” Johnson said. “Six of them were transported to the hospital for treatment.” Several police units, as well as fire and EMS, responded to the club, Johnson said. He said it was determined that a Read More …

6 people sent to hospital after explosion, being exposed to unknown chemical in Darien

DARIEN, Conn. (WTNH) — At least six people have been transported to the hospital after being exposed to unknown chemicals after an explosion in Darien on Saturday afternoon. An explosion near the pool area exposed workers to an unknown chemical at the Country Club of Darien, officials say. There is no word on what caused the explosion. Officials have not released any information about the extent of the injuries nor the names of the people who were injured. News 8 will update this story as details become available. Read more of  6 Read More …

‘Chlorine exposure’ at a country club in Darien

DARIEN — Emergency personnel responded to a “chlorine exposure” Saturday afternoon at the Country Club of Darien, First Selectman Jayme Stevenson said. Stevenson said police, fire and EMS units responded to the country club for chlorine exposure. She said “a few people were taken to a hospital as a precaution,” but that everyone seemed to be OK. Related: What’s lurking on pool water Reports indicate the incident took place shortly after 3 p.m. No further information regarding what caused the exposure was immediately available, a Darien police dispatcher said.   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

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 …