The Virgin Islands inspire local pair’s clothing line

WILTON — Since 1995, designs from Jennifer Paganelli’s Sis Boom collection have won over thousands of fans and have been featured in print, online and on TV worldwide. […] the longtime textile designer said she’s ready for change and wants to take her career into a new direction through her recently launched ready-to-wear clothing line, East End Lifestyle. East End Lifestyle also features vintage finds, new jewels and accessories, and Paganelli’s exclusive artwork. […] in her twelfth year, Paganelli has designed more than 50 collections for Freespirit Fabrics, Jo-Ann Stores, Read More …

Former Shelton man gets 15 years for robbing 4 banks, including one in Milford

HARTFORD >> A Shelton man will serve 15 years in federal prison for robbing four Connecticut banks last summer. Between June 2 and July 13 of 2016, Scott Taylor, 47, formerly of Shelton, robbed four branches of Chase Bank in Westport, Milford, Norwalk and Stratford, according to a release from the U. Read more of  Former Shelton man gets 15 years for robbing 4 banks, including one in Milford

Milford restaurant week runs through Sunday

Photo: Brian A. Pounds / Hearst Connecticut Media Image 1of/3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 From left; Dave Rancourt, of Enfield, Joe Mish, of Wilton, and Carl Sturino, of New Milford, enjoy lunch during Dine Out Milford week at Gusto Trattoria Italian Restaurant in Milford, Conn. on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. During the week of July 17 to July 23 the restaurant, along with others in the city, features discounted prix fixe lunch and dinner menus. less From left; Dave

New Milford couple in critical condition after motorcycle accident

Photo: / GoFundMe Image 1of/1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Dan and Betty Falls, pictured at their wedding, are still in critical condition after an accident in Monroe on Sunday. Dan and Betty Falls, pictured at their wedding, are still in critical condition after an accident in Monroe on Sunday. Photo: / GoFundMe New Milford couple in critical condition after motorcycle accident Back   Read more of  New Milford couple in critical condition after motorcycle accident

Car crashes into Krauszers in Milford

MILFORD >> Traffic returned to normal Wednesday afternoon after a car crashed into a Krauszers in Milford. Police said the operator of the vehicle sustained injuries that were not life-threatening and no one in the store was injured. A photo from police at the scene showed broken glasses and displayed that had been knocked over. Read more of  Car crashes into Krauszers in Milford

DMV to temporarily close Milford and Derby offices

The closings are part of DMV’s developing strategy to strengthen customer services in its core full-service branch offices and help alleviate long wait times in these two small offices, the agency said in a release. Returning four staff workers to full-service DMV offices, where there’s also high demand Tuesday through Saturday, will help improve service overall where we serve many more people. […] a recent study showed that more than 90 percent of visitors to these offices will wait in line for registration transactions when they could go online to Read More …

Police identify man’s body found near Sunnyside Boat Ramp in Shelton

SHELTON, Conn. (WTNH) — Shelton Police have identified the man’s body who was found near the Sunnyside Boat Ramp on Wednesday afternoon. According to police, at approximately 2:00 p.m., they received multiple 911 calls reporting a male in the water who appeared to be distressed by the ramp. Police, fire and emergency personnel were called to the scene. Once police arrived, they went into the water to try and find the man, but were unsuccessful. Officers say personnel and dive teams from Shelton, Trumbull, Milford, Monroe, Stratford and Fairfield came Read More …

Milford man arrested after allegedly piloting plane with marijuana inside

STRATFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — A Milford man is being accused of piloting a small plane to California and then bringing 400 kilograms of marijuana back to Connecticut. According to the U.S. Attorney, 59-year-old Donald Burns made a number of stops in the plane before returning to Sikorsky Airport. At the airport, a search turned up the drugs. Officials also arrested 31-year-old Robert Capelli of Milford and 38-year-old Scott Bodnar of Ansonia. Investigators say the marijuana was being delivered to those two men. Read more of  Milford man arrested after allegedly piloting plane Read More …

Car crashes into Krauzers in Milford

MILFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — In Milford, a car rammed through the front of a convenience store on Wednesday afternoon. It happened at the Krauzers on Milford Point Road just after 4:00 p.m. A Report-It viewer sent us a picture from the scene. One person went to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. No one inside of the store was hurt. There is no word on what caused the accident. Read more of  Car crashes into Krauzers in Milford

Vehicle crashes into Milford Krauszers

MILFORD — Traffic returned to normal Wednesday afternoon after a car crashed into a Krauszers in Milford. Police said the operator of the vehicle sustained injuries that were not life-threatening and no one in the store was injured. A photo from police at the scene showed broken glasses and displayed that had been knocked over. After the scene was cleared, police said the store, located on Milford Point Road, was reopened to business for the day.   Read more of  Vehicle crashes into Milford Krauszers

DMV to temporarily close 2 Conn. locations

(WTNH) — The DMV has announced it will temporarily close two locations in Derby and Milford as part of a plan to improve customer service. On Tuesday, News 8 was at the Milford DMV location after complaints about long lines. People waited for hours. Related Content: Milford DMV in danger of closing down leaves long lines, wait times The mayor says he even wrote a letter to the DMV commissioner with ways to improve the location. Instead, the location is closing along with the Derby location. For a list of Read More …

DMV temporarily closing Milford, Derby service centers

WETHERSFIELD >> The Department of Motor Vehicles will temporarily close the Milford and Derby service centers next week while it reviews its staffing situation. The closings are part of DMV’s developing strategy to strengthen customer services in its core full-service branch offices and help alleviate long wait times in these two small offices, the agency said in a release. Read more of  DMV temporarily closing Milford, Derby service centers

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

High flying marijuana trio from Ansonia and Milford busted by feds

[…] a federal grand jury in New Haven has indicted Donald Burns, 59, of Milford, the pilot and two alleged distributors Robert Capelli, 31, and Scott Bodnar, 38, of Ansonia with trafficking at least 2,200 pounds of marijuana by airplane. Shortly after Burns landed his Piper-single engine aircraft June 29 at Sikorsky Memorial Airport in Stratford, law enforcement agents searched the plane and discovered a duffel bag containing 880 pounds of marijuana in vacuum sealed packages. The Federal Aviation Administration began investigating Burns in 2016 after becoming aware that his Read More …

Ansonia Man Charged With Trafficking Pot From California

{media_1}Federal prosecutors say an Ansonia man was involved with a scheme that trafficked thousands of pounds of marijuana to the state over the past three years. The feds say the plot came to an end last month when 39-year-old Scott “Pep” Bodnar and an alleged accomplice from Milford took delivery of more than 800 pounds of pot in a duffel bag at a location in Derby. Read more of  Ansonia Man Charged With Trafficking Pot From California

3 men from Milford, Ansonia accused of trafficking thousands of pounds of marijuana by plane

NEW HAVEN >> Three men were indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury for allegedly trafficking large amounts of marijuana into the state by plane. Robert Capelli, 31, of Milford; Scott Bodnar, 38, of Ansonia and Donald Burns, 59, of Milford, were charged with conspiracy to distribute and possession with the intent to distribute 1,000 kilograms or more of marijuana, an offense that carries a minimum sentence of 10 years and a maximum sentence of life in prison. Read more of  3 men from Milford, Ansonia accused of trafficking thousands of pounds Read More …

3 from Milford, Ansonia accused of trafficking a ton of marijuana

NEW HAVEN >> Three men were indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury for allegedly trafficking more than a ton of marijuana into the state by plane. Robert Capelli, 31, of Milford; Scott Bodnar, 38, of Ansonia; and Donald Burns, 59, of Milford, were charged with conspiracy to distribute and possession with the intent to distribute 1,000 kilograms or more of marijuana, an offense that carries a minimum sentence of 10 years and a maximum sentence of life in prison. Read more of  3 from Milford, Ansonia accused of trafficking a ton Read More …

Connecticut man convicted of gun trafficking charges

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut bail bondsman has been convicted of buying guns in Georgia and reselling them illegally in his home state. The Connecticut Post reports 29-year-old Mark “Buddy” Williams, of Bridgeport, pleaded under the Alford doctrine on Tuesday to firearms trafficking and illegally transferring firearms. That means he did not admit guilt, but acknowledged prosecutors had enough evidence for a guilty finding at trial. The judge then found him guilty. Authorities say he bought guns at gun shows in Georgia and resold them in deals arranged by Read More …

Comings, goings at Bridgeport’s Steel Point

BRIDGEPORT — By this time next summer, the few metal beams pointing skyward off of Pembroke Street, along the harbor, like an avant-garde sculpture garden, should be part of a seafood restaurant, offices, lighthouse and a marina that can host “mega yachts.” a.k.a. Bridgeport Landing Development LLC — continue the progress at the once long-dormant site along Interstate 95 nearly two years after anchor tenant Bass Pro Shops opened. […] Steel Point will have more apartments, with modest “lifestyle” businesses — small restaurants, small apparel shops, salons. Summers confirmed that Read More …

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

Connecticut Tango Festival kicks off July 21-22 in Middletown, Milford

MILFORD, MIDDLETOWN >> If you love ballroom dancing – and particularly the tango – you need to send some love out to the Milford Arts Council, whose continued association with Tango Sue#xf1;o Academy brings the 10th year of the Connecticut Tango Festival starting July 21 and culminating July 30. The action takes place not only in Milford but Middletown, Danbury and Norwalk – starting with a tango social “Milonga” with guest Dale Ellison July 21 from 7:30 to 11 p. Read more of  Connecticut Tango Festival kicks off July 21-22 in Middletown, Read More …

Milford DMV in danger of closing down leaves long lines, wait times

MILFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Long lines at the DMV left people waiting for hours on Tuesday. We all know it can be a major headache if you have to head to the DMV for something. With threats to close the Milford branch, that could get worse. Waiting in line at the DMV is never a pleasant experience. “I have no choice. If I want to drive my car, I have to stay,” said Linda Bako. But, add in these limited hours and the AAA closures and you get long lines. People Read More …

Stephen Fries: Use fresh produce to become a 'Harvest Baker'

Dine Out Milford: Through July 23, prix fixe dinners $20.95 or $27.95, prix fixe lunch $17.95, dineoutmilford.com. Flights of Fancy: July 20, 4:30-9 p.m., registration at The Study at Yale, 1157 Chapel St., New Haven, infonewhaven.com/flightsoffancy, $20 ($25 at the door) includes tasting glass, reusable shopping bag, parking at York Street Garage (150 York St.). Downtown New Haven’s premier wine, food and shopping crawl returns and features in-store wine and food tastings, a closing reception and special discounts at more than 25 downtown merchants. Consiglio’s Murder Mystery Dinner — “Silver Read More …

Letter to the Editor: Solarize Milford offers discounts to Milford residents

The Milford Energy Advisory Board has been working with the city of Milford since 2013 to save energy and money for all the citizens of the city. Currently Milford is realizing over $650,000 in annual savings by its reductions in energy use. Working with the city of Milford and the non-profit SmartPower, we have launched “Solarize Milford”. Read more of  Letter to the Editor: Solarize Milford offers discounts to Milford residents