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Condo Fire, Arrest In Brick-Throwing Death Top Week's News In Bridgeport

A fast-moving fire destroyed two units of a condominium complex in Stamford.
A fast-moving fire destroyed two units of a condominium complex in Stamford. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Here's a look at the top stories from Fairfield County in the past week.

No one was injured but a quick-moving three-alarm fire destroyed two condo units on Southfield Avenue in Stamford.

Two suspects dressed in dark-colored clothing and ski masks made off with an ATM in a brazen daytime robbery at the Westfield Trumbull Mall, police said.

A 38-year-old Danbury gang member was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for shooting and killing a Newtown man who was driving to work on I-84 in Danbury back in January 2000.

Brenda J. McKinley, who is currently director of the Cyrenius H. Booth Library in Newtown, has been picked to be the new director of the Ridgefield Library starting in January.

Thieves moved a 2014 Toyota Camry onto the lawn and out of the way to steal a 1966 Ford Mustang convertible worth $25,000 from the driveway of a Darien home, police said.

A 19-year-old woman from New Jersey has been charged with second-degree manslaughter in a rollover crash on I-84 last year that killed a 59-year-old man from Brookfield, state police said.

Business partners Milanno Ukehaxhaj and Getano Catalano teamed up to bring a taste of Italy up to Stratford with Gaetano’s. Last week, they moved the wildly popular deli to Barnum Avenue.

Fairfield police searched with a K-9 but were unable to find a man in a skull mask who held up a clerk at knifepoint at the 7-Eleven on Reef Road.

Crowds of shoe lovers descended on the very first Saks Fifth Avenue store devoted exclusively to footwear — 10022-SHOE at The Saks Shops At Greenwich — which opened in the heart of Greenwich's shopping district. The one-level, 14,000-square-foot space is on East Elm, around the corner from the main Saks store on Greenwich Avenue.

A Shelton woman and a Bridgeport man were busted in Westport when officers found them driving on Post Road East with 102 bags of heroin and 21 syringes in their car , police said.

Jon Nowinski, a Westport resident who works at the Shoreline Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center in Shelton, has started the state’s first and only ambulance for animals.

Danbury native Chris Setaro has set up his new law firm in an antique house at 2 Terrace Place that once housed the American Red Cross.

The fourth suspect wanted in the death of a 41-year-old Bridgeport man who was struck by a brick in July turned himself in to police and was charged with first-degree manslaughter.

The Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut has broken ground on a $2.6 million project for a new Youth Development and Aquatic Center at its Greenknoll Branch in Brookfield.

Since taking the leash from her parents in 2014, Jennifer Hill, president of the Wilton-based Canine Company, has been reinventing the business that her family founded in a Weston basement about 33 years ago.

The family of 17-year-old Zach Standen of Easton is hoping to purchase a wheelchair-accessible van as the Joel Barlow senior recovers from a car accident that left him paralyzed from the waist down.

A 15-year-old girl died of what state police called a "medical condition" after she fell ill at Wright Tech High School in Stamford.

A suspect in a mini-mart robbery in Stamford was busted while enjoying pignoli cookies outside a bakery after asking an officer for directions, police said.

Aquarion Water Co. will construct a temporary pipeline to supply water to Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan and Stamford as drought conditions continue.

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk has added a new level fun with the "Sketch and Release" interactive board to allow visitors to create their own under the sea creatures.

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