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Car Crash, Train Fatality, Bear Sighting Top Week's News In Fairfield

A homeowner captured this image of a black bear on Birch Lane in Greenwich over the weekend.
A homeowner captured this image of a black bear on Birch Lane in Greenwich over the weekend. Photo Credit: Greenwich Police Department

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Here's a look at the top stories from last week across Fairfield County.

B ears were spotted in two locations over the Memorial Day holiday weekend in Greenwich -- in a backyard on Birch Lane and on the property of the Burning Tree Country Club.

Stamford High School has a new leader after a rocky year as it hired Raymond D. Manka, who is currently an assistant principal at Norwalk High School, to take the reins as principal. As part of the fallout of the teacher-student sex scandal at Stamford High, Superintendent Winifred Hamilton also announced her retirement.

Four teenage girls were arrested and another was hospitalized after police said a group of teenagers attacked a mother and her two daughters at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk on Memorial Day.

Two teenage students from Fairfield Warde suffered serious injuries when their jeep slammed into a pole on Knapps Highway after they left the high school Wednesday morning.

A Metro-North train killed a man who was on the railroad tracks near the Fairfield Metro station on Wednesday afternoon.

The newly renovated service plaza reopened on the southbound Merritt Parkway in New Canaan on Friday. It includes a Dunkin' Donuts.

Shelley Somers, principal at Central Middle School in Greenwich, was a finalist for the job of principal at Staples High School in Westport when she unexpectedly dropped out of consideration for the post . Her move came a week after the Greenwich School District prematurely announced that she had taken the job.

Crowds turned out on a sunny Memorial Day to enjoy parades and ceremonies in Weston , Westport , Fairfield , Darien , Bridgeport and Danbury .

Weston First Selectman Gayle Weinstein announced plans to seek a fourth term – her fifth on the Board of Selectmen. Her running mate will be Chris Spaulding.

Several works by Impressionist painter J. Alden Weir were returned to their rightful home at Weir Farm National Historic Site in Wilton and Ridgefield when they were donated to the National Park Service.

Hoodoo Brown BBQ, a new restaurant in Ridgefield inspired by the Wild, Wild West, is a one-of-a-kind joint , serving up some of the most authentic barbecue offerings in the area.

O’Brien’s Irish Pub in Danbury was severely damaged in a fire .

A 2011 Subaru Outback was stolen from a driveway on Greenleaf Road in Darien near where two suspicious men were seen looking through mailboxes, police said.

A Bridgeport man suspected of selling drugs out of an apartment on George Street in Danbury was arrested on multiple charges, police said.

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