FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Here's a look at the top stories in Fairfield County from last week:
- Stamford High School was evacuated on Tuesday after a caller phoned in a bomb threat, forcing 1,900 students and 200 staff out into the cold under police protection. Stamford Academy was also evacuated the next day after school officials received a similar bomb threat.
- John and Ann Betar, a Fairfield couple in their 100s who have been married 83 years , are answering questions about lasting love via Twitter for Valentine's Day.
- Jeffrey Pino, 61, former president and CEO of Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford, was killed in a crash of his vintage airplane in Arizona. His friend, Nicholas Tramontano of Brookfield, also died in the crash .
- Westport’s Julia Marino won her first major snowboarding title — the Big Air — at Fenway Park in Boston.
- A massive project that would bring 700,000 square feet of retail space in a new mall in South Norwalk took another step toward construction after a land disposition agreement was signed.
- A 44-year-old man walking near the middle of Newtown Road i n Danbury was struck by a car and killed.
- Bernie Sanders' win in New Hampshire — the first primary victory by a Jewish candidate — brings back the memory of Joseph Lieberman's historic run for vice president.
- A Westport father and son collaborated to write the script for "Marshall," a movie about the early work of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.
- A mother was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs after she was found sleeping behind the wheel of her car on a highway off-ramp in Norwalk with children inside.
- Norwalk's Renata Papadopoulos took home the top prize on a recent episode of “Cake Wars.” She runs Lovely Cakes in Stratford.
- Four Bassick High School students are facing assault and breach of peace charges after police said they beat up a special needs classmate at the Bridgeport school.
- The supermarket chain Big Y could be coming to Shelton as early as October.
- A man who had recently moved from the United Kingdom could face up to 10 years in prison in a wrong-way crash in Trumbull that killed an elderly couple.
- Matthew Criscuolo, former owner of Piccolo Pizza in Ridgefield , sold the eatery to his staff, who are keeping the business going.
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