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Fatal Stamford Crash, Big Snowstorm, Racist Fliers Top News In Fairfield

One of white supremacist fliers found in driveways on Newtown Avenue. Norwalk Police are investigating. Photo Credit: Norwalk Police Department
U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal meets with U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch. Blumenthal later said that Gorsuch had expressed disappointment with some of President Donald Trump's recent comments about judges. Photo Credit: Contributed
Susan Berry Photo Credit: Westport Police Department
The landscape is pretty bleak on Thursday, with gray skies, lots of flurries and the ground covered with snow. Photo Credit: Roy Fuchs
Justice of the Peace Mary C. Pugh married couples on Valentine's Day at The Waters Edge at Giovanni's. Photo Credit: contributed
Matthew Badger died Thursday at the age of 51. He was the father of Lily, Sarah and Grace, who died in tragic Christmas Day fire in Stamford in 2011. Photo Credit: LilySarahGraceFund
Gov. Dannel Malloy delivers his biennial budget address to the Connecticut General Assembly. Photo Credit: CT-N
Anthony McLaughlin Photo Credit: Connecticut State Police
Riley Cannell Photo Credit: Connecticut State Police

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Two young Stamford men died in a fatal crash, the year's first major snowstorm dumped 14 inches on Fairfield County, and police investigated white supremacist fliers found in several towns — those are some of the week's top stories in Fairfield County.

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Pain pierced Brian Murphy’s heart after two young men he worshiped as brothers died in a tragic Stamford automobile accident. The vision to extend their friendship into early adulthood was shattered on Hope Street when a pickup truck slammed into a tree, killing two people. Lucas Salem and Tommy Molgano died the crash.

Thursday's snowy blast was the worst storm to strike Fairfield County in two years and left most residents buried under a foot or more of snow. The snow began falling just before dawn Thursday, and it intensified throughout the morning. At times the snowfall rate reached 2 to 3 inches per hours.

Some residents of Norwalk were disturbed to find white supremacist fliers on their driveways on Monday, police said. Similar fliers were found in Weston the same day, and police are seeking information on a suspicious vehicle that may be connected , police said. In all, 30 fliers were collected from the ends of driveways near Route 53. And Wilton Police reported that they found three of the same fliers, and they notified the FBI.

A Bridgeport man died Thursday morning in a tragic shoveling accident on Manhattan's Upper East Side . Miguel Gonzalez, 59, a longtime doorman at an apartment building on East 93rd Street, slipped and fell down a short flight of stairs while shoveling, police said. Gonzalez bled to death after falling into a glass entryway and suffered severe cuts on his neck, throat and face.

Matthew Badger, whose three daughters died in a tragic Christmas Day house fire in 2011 in Stamford – has died at the age of 51. “We are deeply saddened to share the news of the passing of Matthew Badger, LSG co-founder,” the LilySarahGrace Fund – a charity founded by Badger – wrote in a statement posted on Twitter.

Gov. Dannel Malloy released his proposed state budget for the next two years on Wednesday, which dramatically reduces or outright eliminates Education Cost Sharing grants for some of the wealthiest towns in Fairfield County, while maintaining or increasing aid for some of the larger cities. In announcing his budget, Malloy said that the state would use a new formula in deciding how much money municipalities would receive in municipal aid, the majority of which goes toward schools in the form of ECS grants.

A 32-year-old man was hit in the groin and the leg in a wild shootout involving two other men who had just left a Super Bowl party on Towne Street at 11 p.m. Sunday, Stamford Police said. The shooting was captured on surveillance video at the upscale apartments. Lou Geneus, 34, was arrested at his Bridgeport residence Friday in connection with the shooting , and a second suspect was being sought.

A 35-year-old Milford man suspected in several Fairfield County robberies was arrested in Shelton after an armed robbery at the Subway restaurant on River Road, police said.

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) told employees at a Shelton manufacturing company he hopes to meet with President Donald Trump soon to discuss closing loopholes in the Buy American law to protect jobs and national security.

Dinner, a show and dancing are all romantic ways to express how much you love your significant other on Valentine's Day, but what would top all of these? Getting married, says Justice of the Peace Mary C. Pugh. Every Valentine’s Day for over five years, couples have been coming to the Vow Renewal & Wedding Ceremony she hosts at the Waters Edge at Giovanni's in Darien to do just that.

While it's one thing to see a picture of a slave being led around in a collar, it’s much more powerful and shocking to see — and touch — a slave collar in person. As part of Black History Month, Craig Kelly, a Bridgeport resident who owns over 4,500 African-American slavery artifacts, gave a presentation at Norwalk Community College and shared part of his large collection with the students.

Susan Berry of Massachusetts is facing stalking and other charges after she violated a protective order by contacting a Westport man, Westport police said.

You can tell your sweetheart you love her in a "most delicious way," says the owner of Noteworthy Chocolates of Bethel. You personalized messages and poetry can be published on dark, milk and white chocolate, and Golden Dark — the confection is sprinkled with golden dust and looks more like a plaque than a plate of chocolate.

Anthony McLaughlin and Riley Cannell, both from Maine, were busted with 84 bags of heroin after a traffic stop on the Merritt Parkway in Fairfield, state police said. Connecticut State Police made the arrest with assistance from a Wilton police officer and K9 officer, State Police said.

President Donald Trump lashed out at U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) on Twitter after Blumenthal revealed that Trump's pick for the Supreme Court called the president's remarks about judges "disheartening."

A Stratford man who police said was working as an unlicensed contractor on a roofing job in Westport was arrested in connection with the death of another worker who fell to his death in December, police said.

A pedestrian who was hit and killed while crossing the street in Greenwich on Monday night was identified as a Port Chester man in his 80s, police said.

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