FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Here's a look at the top stories in Fairfield County this week:
- A crowd of about 20 people waited Wednesday on Grovers Avenue in Bridgeport's Black Rock neighborhood to get a glimpse of former President Bill Clinton as he arrived for a fundraiser across the street to support his wife Hillary’s presidential campaign.
- CT Progressives, a grassroots group supporting Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders , organized a free rally for Bernie Sanders in the industrial work space at Rampage Skate Shop & Skatepark Equipment.
- After years of looking, General Electric announced it will move its corporate headquarters from Fairfield to Boston along with 200 of its 800 workers. While GE’s decision raised concerns about the impact on the local and state economy, Fairfield First Selectman Michael Tetreau said the company is still scheduled t o pay the town $1.6 million in property taxes in the 2016-17 fiscal year. Tetraeu said the relocation is expected to have heavy repercussions in both the labor and real estate markets from Greenwich to Trumbull, where employees live. Experts say the company’s decision to move may have been fueled by its desire to have more access to younger, tech-savvy talent.
- At President Barack Obama's last State of the Union Address, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy called the speech "powerful " as he took a seat of honor with First Lady Michelle Obama. U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty also said with a special guest at the speech , gun control advocate Gabrielle Giffords.
- John Rich has opened Sacred Grounds Coffee Roasters, a new small-batch organically sourced coffee roasting company in Sherman.
- World-class triathlete and breast cancer survivor Karen Newman of Greenwich shares her struggle with bulimia and cancer in a new book, "Just Three Words."
- A Fairfield County lottery player was among the three people in Connecticut who won $1 million in Wednesday night's Powerball drawing.
- Westport and Fairfield firefighters squelched a roaring blaze that erupted when a Federal Express truck’s tire exploded on Interstate 95.
- As police investigated a home invasion in Shelton on Friday, officers ended up arresting the homeowner on drug charges when a pot-growing operation was discovered in the basement.
- The Newtown Historical Society received a donation of rare memorabilia that was once owned by John Adams and John Quincy Adams.
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