FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Here's a look at the top stories in Fairfield County from last week:
- A car was struck by a northbound Metro-North train on the Danbury Branch t racks on Tuesday in Norwalk. The accident happened on a private grade crossing near a boatyard and no injuries were reported.
- The sonic boom that rattled windows and led many people along the coast from Connecticut to New Jersey to believe there was an earthquake Thursday afternoon was caused by U.S. Navy test flights and maneuvers by F-35 strike fighters from a Naval Air Station.
- Some experts and Democratic leaders say it wasn't state alone that pushed GE to move its headquarter from Fairfield to Boston. They say the company wanted a more tech-savvy workforce.
- Friends Patrick Clyne and Kevin O’Halloran opened The Castle on Post, a cozy new restaurant in Fairfield.
- A Fairfield University student and a Fairfield man teamed up to develope the Dayworks app to connect customers with labor ranging from carpenters to painters to landscapers.
- More help is on the way after 120 people were left homeless in a nonfatal condo blaze that is believed to be the largest residential fire in the state’s history. The Small Business Administration opened a temporary Disaster Loan Outreach Center to help homeowners, renters and business owners who were impacted by the disaster apply for federal SBA low-interest loans and in-person help.
- A first-of-its-kind pilot program from Uber will offer Stratford residents free weekend rides in an effort to curb drunken driving.
- Clough's Hardware, a Stratford landmark, will shut its doors after 82 years in business.
- At a Town Hall Meeting, Shelton's Republican state representatives and state senato r addressed issues such as transportation funding, the probate court system, emissions testing and what they see as Gov. Dannel Malloy’s wrongheaded approach to the state budget.
- The rail yard in Norwalk for Metro-North's Danbury Branch trains will be rebuilt, thanks to the approval of $17.5 million in state funding on Friday.
- The director of a new documentary about the mass school shooting in Newtown is slamming presidential candidate Donald Trump for saying that he could "shoot somebody" and not lose political support.
- New Canaan residents Frances and Sky Mercede serve up cookies, cake pops and cakes at their business, Norwalk’s Forever Sweet Bakery .
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