Ganim’s criminal past was among the topics at Dem debate

Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim’s time spent in jail was one of the many subjects brought up at the Democratic Gubernatorial debate at Sacred Heart University Thursday afternoon, July 26. Ganim, 58 and born in Easton, is running against Greenwich business owner Ned Lamont, 64. ‘Lessons learned’ Ganim, who spent seven years in prison for convictions on 16 felony counts of … read more

Family of girl in train accident considers legal action

The location at the Topstone train crossing in Redding where a car was hit by a Metro-North train.

The family of a Ridgefield woman whose car was struck on the railroad tracks at Topstone Crossing in Redding is considering legal action. “I advised her to go see a lawyer or speak to someone about this,” said Nick Triantafillou, whose 21-year-old daughter, Stephanie, followed GPS directions onto the tracks. Following directions On Friday night, Jan. 12, Stephanie was driving … read more

‘I heard screaming coming from the tracks’

Witness to Friday’s train accident at Topstone describes scene Mikaela Dalessio was still awake on Friday night, Jan. 12, when she heard loud screams coming from the railroad tracks beside her Ridgefield home on Topstone Road. “I was awake in my bedroom and I heard a girl screaming for help,” said Dalessio, 20. “I looked out my window and saw … read more

MTA Police Department investigating West Redding train crash as possible DUI

At around 9:10 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 5, a train struck a vehicle at Topstone crossing near West Redding station.

According to MTA spokesperson Nancy Gamerman, on Thursday, Dec. 14, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police Department is now investigating the Dec. 5 West Redding train crash as a possible DUI. Stay tuned for more updates on this investigation as they become available. The incident took place on Tuesday, Dec. 5, at around 9:10 p.m., when a train struck a vehicle at Topstone … read more

Train strikes vehicle at Topstone crossing near West Redding station

At around 9:10 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 5, a train struck a vehicle at Topstone crossing near West Redding station.

A train struck a vehicle at Topstone Crossing near the West Redding station around 9:10 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5. The driver of the car was taken to Danbury Hospital. None of the 30 people on board the Danbury branch train were injured, according to a Metro-North spokesman. The train had departed from South Norwalk at 8:06 p.m. Cars were unable … read more

Don Stroetzel — a strong supporter of Georgetown

Don Stroetzel, a former Redding resident who passed away on Aug. 31 at the age of 95, was one of the most influential people in the development of Georgetown, according to Ralph Bosch, who worked with him in founding the Georgetown Village Restoration Inc. (GVRI) — a nonprofit community organization whose primary mission is to develop Georgetown’s commercial district.

  Don Stroetzel, a former Redding resident who passed away on Aug. 31 at the age of 95, was one of the most influential people in the development of Georgetown, according to Ralph Bosch, who worked with him in founding the Georgetown Village Restoration Inc. (GVRI) — a nonprofit community organization whose primary mission is to develop Georgetown’s commercial district. … read more