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Serious Crashes, Sale Of GE Headquarters Top Week's News In Fairfield

Christina Vomoca, 38, left, and Maiko Kobayashi, right, from the photo on the Gofundme page seeking donations for the two Stamford women who were critically injured after a tractor trailer ran into their vehicle in Greenwich on Saturday.
Christina Vomoca, 38, left, and Maiko Kobayashi, right, from the photo on the Gofundme page seeking donations for the two Stamford women who were critically injured after a tractor trailer ran into their vehicle in Greenwich on Saturday. Photo Credit: Gofundme

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

A Westchester County man struck and killed by a tractor-trailer was pushing his out-of-gas car on I-95 in Greenwich when the accident occurred last weekend, police said. The tractor-trailer driver was blinded by sun glare on a curve and drifted into the shoulder, hitting the man, who was pushing and steering the car while standing on the driver's side door.

Two Stamford women were critically injured when their car was hit by a tractor-trailer near Exit 3 of I-95 in Greenwich. Friends and co-workers from the the Hopscotch Salon in Greenwich have set up a GoFundMe page to help them with their medical bills. The crash occurred about an hour near the scene the fatal accident (above) with traffic tie-ups in the area.

A 56-year-old Stamford woman died as a result of her injuries from a hit-and-run accident and a second pedestrian was injured as they were walking on Tresser Boulevard near Greenwich Avenue in Stamford. Police were looking for Chevrolet Express or GMC Savana van that fled the scene last weekend.

Sacred Heart University has agreed to buy General Electric's former headquarters in Fairfield for $31.5 million . GE vacated the 66-acre property when the company moved to Boston earlier this year. SHU plans to use the property expand its new School of Computing and to develop programs in STEM fields.

A 57-year-old New Canaan father charged with manslaughter in the overdose death of his 25-year-old son exhibited "extreme recklessness" in sharing his own stash of heroin with his son, who was struggling to kick his drug habit, New Canaan Police said.

The family of a second preschooler is suing the Town of Wilton and the Wilton Board of Education, charging that their son was sexually exploited by a former paraprofessional at Miller-Driscoll School who is now serving time in prison.

Rebi Narins, an 18-year-old self-taught baker from Weston, is the mastermind and founder of REBakery , a business specializing in out-of-the-ordinary cake creations.

Darien High junior Michael Borecki made his mark on the "Jeopardy Teen Tournament," reaching the final round and coming in third overall to win a $25,000 college scholarship.

A 21-year-old Ridgefield man was charged with attempted murder and first-degree assault in an attack on a woman in what police described as a case of “family violence.”

A camouflaged bow hunter from Wilton who caused alarm when he was spotted in the woods near Darien High was ticketed for trespassing because he didn't have written permission to hunt for deer on the private property.

People looking to take a walk, run or bike ride in Brookfield can now do so on the town's new Still River Greenway, a 2-mile, 10-foot-wide paved path along the Still River from Route 133 in Brookfield to the Southern Four Corners.

In a visit to Prestige Industrial Finishing Co., a small aerospace business in Shelton, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy heard first-hand from employees about the importance of Stratford-based Sikorsky Aircraft in Connecticut's economy.

A Bridgeport man pulled over in Fairfield for misusing a license plate was busted on drug charges after officers found heroin during a routine pat down, police said.

A new mobile food pantry in Bethel will give lower-income, working families better access to free fresh food — thanks to the Danbury-based United Way of Western Connecticut and the Connecticut Food Bank.

Langanke's Florist & Greenhouses, a Shelton nursery that has been run by the same family for 60 years , kicked off the holiday season with aristocratic boxwoods and fresh wreaths.

Fairfield Selectman Laurie McArdle has resigned, saying she is unable to commit the time to serve due to her husband’s new business out of state. The Republican Town Committee will fill the vacancy.

Isaac Patrick Camoro, who has more than 20 years in the bar business, is bringing his expertise to Norwalk, creating a "fun, acoustic, artistic vibe" in his new business, Room 112.

To the disappointment of the crowds, strong winds forced organizers to ground the 15 huge balloons that are the highlight of the annual Thanksgiving event known as the UBS Parade Spectacular in Stamford.

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