Reveis honored for cancer research fundraising

NORWALK — William M. Raveis, Jr. has been named “Dedicated Health Advocate” of the year by Moffly Media as part of its annual “Light A Fire — Celebration of Giving” ceremony honoring those who give back to the Fairfield County community. This year’s celebration will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Dec. 1, at the Westport Country Playhouse. Moffly announced the awards last week. Raveis, founder and CEO of William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage and Insurance, the largest family-owned real estate company in the Northeast, is being honored for his Read More …

Police: Norwalk housekeeper bilked $16K from employer

WESTPORT — A Norwalk housekeeper is being accused of bilking her Westport clients for the third time in four months after a client accused her of stealing $16,000 using forged checks, police said. Westport police were contacted by a town resident in early January after six fraudulent checks totaling $16,000 were cashed under her name and deposited into an unknown account. Police said that it was later determined that the checks had been stolen from the victim’s checkbook and were deposited at a local branch of Citibank. Using video surveillance Read More …

Norwalk woman accused of passing bad checks

WESTPORT — A Norwalk woman is being charged for two separate incidences in which she allegedly passed off bad checks, police said. In October, Westport police learned of a September 2016 incident in which 70-year-old Patricia Hiller gave a resident a check for $945.46, which later bounced due to Hiller’s checking account having been closed. Police said that when the individual attempted to contact Hiller via the mail, her letter was returned with a note saying that Hiller had moved and left no forwarding address. After numerous failed attempts to Read More …

Niantic woman charged with larceny, burglary in Westport

WESTPORT — A Niantic woman was charged with burglary and larceny of a Westport resident following a lengthy police investigation. Natasha Pennywell, 34, was charged with second-degree burglary, second-degree conspiracy to commit burglary, issuing a bad check, third-degree larceny and third-degree conspiracy to commit larceny, police said. Back in October 2016, Westport police responded to a residence of Weston Road for a report of a larceny. Police said the victim told police she couldn’t find her purse and her bank had advised her of fraudulent activity on her account. Some Read More …

Norwalk man charged with possession in Westport

WESTPORT — A Norwalk man with an active warrant was charged with possession in Westport. Cesar Torres, 34, was charged with violation of probation, possession of narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said. Police responded to the area of Bar Taco on Wilton Road in Westport for a report of an intoxicated man yelling loudly on Tuesday around 10 p.m. Police said they found Torres walking near the intersection of Post Road East and Wilton Road. Torres told police he was yelling at himself for missing a bus. An Read More …

3 NY men charged with passing fraudulent checks

WESTPORT — Three men from Brooklyn, N.Y. are facing multiple charges after they allegedly attempted to cash in on a fraudulent check, police said. Westport police responded to the Citibank on Post Road West on July 24 on a report that an individual was attempting to withdraw funds from an account that he had successfully deposited a fraudulent check in earlier that day. Police said that the suspect had manipulated the forged check to reflect a Citibank account, so that he could withdraw the funds almost immediately. Though bank employees Read More …

Humpback whale spotted off the coast of Westport

*** WARNING: This video contains explicit language *** WESTPORT, Conn. (WTNH) — An unusual moment took place off the coast of Westport Friday as several people contacted authorities after spotting a humpback whale in Long Island Sound. According to the United States Coast Guard, the Westport Police Department gave them a call just after 10:00 a.m. to report the whale sighting. Westport police stayed in the vicinity of the whale to protect it until it swam to deeper water. The NPD Marine Unit spotted a whale breaching off of Peck’s Read More …

Bronx couple charged with threatening, possession in Westport

WESTPORT — A threatening statement led to criminal charges for a New York couple in Westport, police said. Cristin Towle, 35, of Bronx, New York, was charged with first-degree trespassing and threatening, police said. Seneca Abreu, 40, of Bronx, New York, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.   Read more of  Bronx couple charged with threatening, possession in Westport

Westport man charged with possession, risk of injury

Danny Frazier, 38, was charged with illegal possession of narcotics and risk of injury to a minor, police said. Witnesses told police Frazier was last seen with his nephew at a barber shop in Norwalk, Hearst Connecticut Media reported at the time. Court records for Frazier listed several drug-related charges, first-degree criminal trespassing and interfering with an officer.   Read more of  Westport man charged with possession, risk of injury

Staples’ Ben Casparius named Hearst Connecticut Meida Baseball MVP

Photo: Alex Von Kleydorff / Hearst Connecticut Media Image 1of/8 Caption Close Image 1 of 8 Staples # 5 Ben Casparius fields the ball and throws to first base against Westhill High School in baseball action at Staples High School on Monday May 1, 2017 in Westport Conn. Staples # 5 Ben Casparius fields the ball and throws to first base against Westhill High School in baseball action at Staples High School on Monday May 1, 2017 in Westport Conn. Photo:   Read more of  Staples’ Ben Casparius named Hearst Connecticut Meida Read More …

Shelton Transitions: The Marketplace

Published 1:07 pm, Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Photo: Alexander Soule / Hearst Connecticut Media Image 1of/1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 The Marketplace, Shelton — Heading into August 2017, The Marketplace continues to fill its available spaces in Shelton with the addition of Kindred Spirits & Wine, which is adding a fourth location at the Bridgeport Avenue shopping center in addition to package stores in Monroe, Fairfield and

West Nile Virus Found In Mosquitoes In Four More Towns

Mosquitoes from four more towns tested positive for West Nile virus on Tuesday, according to the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station. Mosquitoes from Greenwich, South Windsor, Stratford and Westport all tested positive for the virus after being caught last week. Earlier this month the virus… Read more of  West Nile Virus Found In Mosquitoes In Four More Towns

New Yorker charged with identity theft in Westport

Steven Digsby, 55, of North Babylon, New York, was charged with third-degree identity theft, forth-degree criminal attempt at larceny, criminal impersonation, cred card theft and unlawful reproduction of a credit card, police said. The bank teller that called police about the incident told police that Digsby arrived at the bank around 11:45 a.m. and attempted to cash a check made out to someone else. The teller said while processing the transaction, they pulled up the account profile for the name Digsby provided and noticed a different date of birth from Read More …

Westport man charged with larceny

WESTPORT – A Westport man is charged with larceny after police say he stole items from his employer’s home while he was out of town. Police said Michael Devoe, 38, of Westport, was charged with first-degree larceny. […] when he arrived back in Westport, the victim said he checked his home and the business on Post Road East to be sure nothing was missing.   Read more of  Westport man charged with larceny

West Nile found in mosquitoes in four more Connecticut towns

A few weeks after the season’s first West Nile virus-positive mosquitoes were found in West Haven, the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station has announced that mosquitoes in four more towns – Greenwich, South Windsor, Stratford, and Westport – have tested positive for the illness. The mosquitoes were trapped between July 12 and July 19. Read More of  West Nile found in mosquitoes in four more Connecticut towns

Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile Virus in multiple CT towns

(WTNH) — The West Nile Virus has now been found in mosquitoes across multiple Connecticut towns. According to officials on Tuesday, mosquitoes have tested positive for carrying the virus in four more Connecticut towns. Related Content: Northeast sees spike in mosquitoes, a look at CT mosquito crop Towns being added to the list include Greenwich, South Windsor, Stratford and Westport. Mosquitoes from West Haven tested positive earlier this month. Related Content: Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile Virus in West Haven So far, there have been no human cases of West Nile.

New operation grows shellfish fast on Westport’s Mill Pond

WESTPORT — Jeff Northrop was working at a hedge fund in New York City three years ago when a casual conversation with his dad changed his career path for good. Through his “oyster startup,” Hummock Island Oysters, Northrop is aiming to see what they can do to bring new technologies to the centuries-old practice of oyster farming. Goldstein’s business card lists “strategy” as his title, but he prefers “oyster guy,” “tour guide” and, if he must have something more official, sales. Dubbed Hummock Island, the shanty is the namesake and Read More …

Norwalk police say man arrested trying to sell opioid-laced crack

NORWALK — Police arrested a man Saturday night they said was selling crack cocaine mixed with fentanyl, a deadly synthetic opioid drug cocktail that killed two people in the city earlier in the day. “At this time, officers have not established a connection between Frank and the seven overdoses that occurred in Norwalk in the last twenty-four hours,” police spokesman Terrence Blake said a statement. Emergency workers spent the day racing around the city responding to the overdoses, one of them at the Garden Park Motel on Westport Avenue. Read Read More …

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 …

Creativity calls: Phone’s app provides new medium, challenges for Westport artist

Photo: Richard Frank / Contributed Photo Image 1of/8 Caption Close Image 1 of 8 Westport artist Leona Frank has created art through the Notes app on her iPhone for about a year. A recent exhibition at the Westport Library revealed the painterly treatment her subjects receive, even with the application’s limited colors and tools. less Westport artist Leona Frank has created art through the Notes app on her iPhone for about a year. A recent exhibition at the Westport Library revealed   Read more of  Creativity calls: Phone’s app provides new medium, Read More …

In summer of superheroes, Westport Country Playhouse puts spotlight on real-life action figure

Photo: Contributed Image Image 1of/3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 The Westport Country Playhouse will stage the one-woman show, “Grounded,” July 11-29. Written by George Brant, it focuses on women’s roles in the military and drone warfare. The play stars Elizabeth Stahlmann and is directed by Liz Diamond. less The Westport Country Playhouse will stage the one-woman show, “Grounded,” July 11-29. Written by George Brant, it focuses on women’s roles in the military and drone warfare. The play stars Elizabeth   Read more of  In summer of superheroes, Westport Country Playhouse Read More …