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CL&P unveils $47M transmission upgrade Stamford Reliability Cable Project proposal in the works for 5-plus years BY PATRICK GALLAGHER pgallagher@westfairinc.com

The state’s largest electric utility last week unveiled a $47 million underground transmission line proposal designed to shore up grid reliability across southwest Connecticut. Connecticut Light & Power Co. (CL&P) seeks to construct a 1.5-mile, 115,000-volt underground transmission cable contained within the city of Stamford that would connect the Glenbrook substation on Lincoln Avenue to the South End subCL&P, page 6

FCBJ TODAY Fairfield career coach Elizabeth Carter on the job search … 2 Markets greet fiscal cliff deal favorably, but questions remain … 3 Facing bipartisan pressure, House GOP leadership plans votes for Sandy aid … 5 Thrift stores see rush in donations as retail chains report mixed holiday sales … 7

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After more than four decades in state and federal government, including four terms as a U.S. Senator, Joe Lieberman retired last week from public office. The Business Journal looks back at the career of one of the most accomplished legislators of his generation.

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starts looking for a job. I counsel my clients on what I call ‘life lessons,’ not ‘get a job lessons.’ One is you should always be out there. Attend one networking event a quarter, be active on LinkedIn and check in with contacts periodically.”

Business Journal: What is the most common mistake people make when looking for a new job? Carter: “There are actually two. The first is sounding desperate. Recruiters and hiring managers recognize that you are anxious to hear how the search is going but there are a lot of factors that stall a search ­— travel schedules, meetings, holidays, interviewing other candidates and project deadlines. A person in a job search needs to be patient and understand that the search is moving slowly for many reasons that have nothing to do with them. In addition, companies are doing more due diligence so they are asking candidates to come back for multiple interviews. “The other (mistake) is before one

What should employers doing to hire and retain the best workers? “Employers need to really assess what they are looking for in these positions. Too often the expectations are not clearly defined as well as the future growth opportunities. Hiring managers need to be trained to ask the right questions to make sure the candidates meet the qualifications. Too often the questions are ambiguous or vague so they are not getting the information they need to select the best candidate. “Companies have been doing a poor job in retaining employees. Now that the economy is picking up a bit, more people are willing to dip their toes into the search process and seek new opportunities. Money and time off are not the only motivators for people to stay. “Companies need to conduct assessments to find out what motivates employees. Some ideas are greater praise, free lunches/dinners/breakfasts, on-site day care and/or gyms, more challenging assignments, more opportunities for advancement and additional training/ paying for degrees.”

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his year, along with pledges to get in shape and eat healthier, finding work ­— or finding a new workplace — may be a common New Year’s resolution. As Fairfield County rings in 2013, the Business Journal spoke to career coach Elizabeth Carter, president of Beth Carter Enterprises in Fairfield, about what job seekers and employers should keep in mind as the county’s labor force looks to get back on track. The following are excerpts from that conversation:

How can you make your application stand out? “Resumes only get you the interview so they are your first impression in most cases. Make sure it is well written even if you have to use a professional resume writer. Do not use overplayed words, including responsible, track record, etc. Try different fonts and sizes throughout the resume to give it a more professional look. Color and pictures can be used for more creative positions, i.e. advertising or graphic design.” What advice do you have for people who say they’re too busy to look for a new job? “Do it piecemeal. There are five prongs to focus on in your search — personal network, recruiters, job boards, social media and direct approach. If one spends a half-hour a day on one of these areas and then rotates the list within a week, the ones you approached can do your search for you. As an example, if you send your resume to 20 personal contacts and if they each forwarded it to two more people, you have actually “touched” 60 people. Why should you do your search yourself when others can help you?” What else do job seekers and employers need to keep in mind? “When you make your 30-second pitch, be upbeat, smile and make good

eye contact. Being nervous is one thing but being negative is just not allowed. “Keep in mind that many hiring managers are not well trained. Interviews should be 50-50; they ask 50 percent of the questions and you do the same. Be prepared that you may get asked questions that seem strange like what color would you be and why and what animal would you be and why? Make sure all your answers are no longer than two minutes long. “Culture is more important than the job itself in most cases. If you are used to working for a large company with many resources and people stay out of your personal life, you may not be well suited for a family-owned company who celebrate every birthday, etc. “Ask questions that are culture related such as what would a typical day look like and what resources are available to me. Ask the hiring manager and others you interview what attracted them to the company and what makes them stay there. “Always do something for professional development, which can be reading a book, taking a class, attending a workshop, participating in a webinar or getting a degree. Continuous learning makes a person more interesting and shows employers you are willing to learn new skills. “Lastly, keep track of all your contacts. I like to keep it simple so I suggest an Excel spreadsheet.”

Unemployed or entrepreneur? BY JENNIFER BISSELL jbissell@westfairinc.com

Rather than helping place the unemployed into existing jobs, a new effort by the U.S. Department of Labor is looking to help citizens down on their luck become entrepreneurs. Currently seven states have implemented a Self-Employment Assistance Program (SEAP), designed to teach unemployed workers how to start their own businesses through training courses while still receiving supplemental wages from the state. The program has the potential to become a source of job creation, allowing workers to get off unemployment faster, start paying income taxes and possibly create more jobs in the future, said Jason Kuruvilla, a U.S. Department of Labor spokesman. While officials at the Connecticut

Department of Labor (DOL) have considered establishing a state program, Christine Paquette, director of labor operations for unemployment insurance, said it’s unlikely Connecticut would be creating one anytime soon. “It’s a known fact that small businesses are what run this country,” Paquette said. “Ultimately it would be a good program, but I don’t know realistically how we could put a statewide program in place without additional funding.” With the passage of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Jobs Creation Act of 2012, roughly $35 million has been designated for states looking to create their own SEAP. The act is the first major overhaul of unemployment insurance in four decades. Approximately $415,000 is available for Connecticut to establish and promote a program, but Paquette said the dollar amount isn’t enough.

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“This funding just would not support it,” she said. “Honestly, it would have to come from the administration or commissioners level to have it pursued further.” When asked if Gov. Dannel P. Malloy would consider implementing the program, Andrew Doba, Malloy’s director of communications, said only that the governor is currently reviewing agency budgets in preparation for his February budget proposal. Paquette said the process of establishing a SEAP wouldn’t be easy. First, the Connecticut DOL would need to choose what training programs would be offered and figure out how they would be taught, paid for and set up. The U.S. Small Business Administration has training courses available, but for a fee. Then the department would need to establish criteria for what makes a good idea for a business, which is subjective

and hard to determine on a broad basis. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Labor requires stringent recording and project tracking through the program, while Paquette said it seems impractical to expect the level of cooperation needed from entrepreneurs after they’re no longer considered unemployed. Regardless of the possible challenges, the U.S. Department of Labor has recently been increasing its marketing efforts to encourage states to apply for the federal funding available. In December, it launched a website with model state legislation and tools for entrepreneurs. States have until June to create their programs and apply for funding. “It’s one of the common sense winwin initiatives,” Kuruvilla said. “There’s no reason why states shouldn’t apply. It’s an extra tool for unemployed folks in each state.”


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t the 13th hour, with a deal seemingly on the verge of collapse, the U.S. House of Representatives rallied to pass a deal preventing tax hikes for most Americans and postponing billions of dollars in spending cuts that were scheduled to take effect. While the agreement was not the grand bargain sought by economists, the Obama administration and many in Congress, business leaders and stock markets collectively breathed a sigh of relief last week as the details of the accord became clear. When the dust settled, 98 percent of Americans — individuals earning less than $400,000 annually and couples earning less than $450,000 — were spared from what would have been the largest tax hikes in U.S. history. The result puts individuals and business owners — even those whose taxes are now set to rise — on sounder footing, said Mary Wall, senior vice president and wealth strategist of U.S. Trust, a wealth management subsidiary of Bank of America Corp. that caters primarily to high-net earners. “In the past we had this looming cliff on the horizon where we knew taxes were going to change,” said Wall, who works out of U.S. Trust’s Stamford, Westport and Greenwich offices. “What this legislation has done is it has created some certainty. For a number of our clients it has increased their taxes, but the fact that we have certainty means people can really make more long-term plans.” Pete Gioia, vice president and economist with the Connecticut Business & Industry Association (CBIA), said the agreement represents a first step, but that there are still numerous issues to be addressed by Congress. “They’ve taken away a big chunk of uncertainty, but they still have left other chunks of uncertainty on the table,” Gioia said. “For businesses to make serious decisions for investment that are going to create the situations that lead to job creation, they need as much certainty as possible, and these people are playing politics with this uncertainty.” That uncertainty, he said, centers on a two-month postponement of $109 billion in across-the-board spending cuts that were set to start impacting the Department of Defense and other federal agencies last week.

“Putting this off for two months I think unnecessarily creates uncertainty for companies that are either directly or indirectly impacted by defense,” Gioia said. “It shows that they (Congress) only partially got their job done.” Under the bipartisan bill, which was approved by the Senate late in December and by the House on the evening of Jan. 1, earnings above $400,000 for individuals and above $450,000 for couples will be taxed at a rate of 39.6 percent, up from AV T Ai rA LA d BL in E G im Su m iT Ed ES iA TE LY

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dividend income exceeding $400,000 for individuals and $450,000 for families is set to increase to 20 percent from 15 percent. Other tax changes include five-year extensions of the child tax credit, the earned income tax credit, and an up-to$2,500 tax credit for college tuition; and one-year extensions of “bonus” depreciation of business investments in new property and equipment, a tax credit for

the current 35 percent rate. Congress voted to extend Clinton-era caps on itemized deductions, to maintain the current estate tax exemption levels for individuals and couples while increasing the top estate tax rate to 40 percent from 35 percent, and to permanently index the alternative minimum tax (AMT) for inflation to prevent middle- and upper-middle income taxpayers from being hit with higher tax bills. Additionally, taxes on capital gains and

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n its 2013 “Best States for Business” list, Forbes had the following to say about Connecticut, which ranked 39th: “There is huge income disparity in the state between the wealthy towns of southern Connecticut like New Canaan and Greenwich and the state capital Hartford. Business costs are 14 percent higher than the national average, partly due to energy costs that are 79 percent higher. The Nutmeg State rates third overall in quality of life thanks to low crime and poverty, a healthy populous and strong schools.” Contributing to the lower-tier ranking, Forbes ranked Connecticut 47th out of 50 in the cost of doing business, 23rd in the quality of its labor supply, 37th in its regulatory environment, 35th in its economic climate and 31st in its growth prospects. At least we ranked third in the overall quality of life enjoyed by residents. Notably, Connecticut saw its standing with Forbes drop after ranking 35th overall in the 2012 “Best States” list. The culprit, in part, is the recession, which struck heavily at the financial services and manufacturing industries — two of the state’s and the county’s largest employers and foremost economic drivers. The lion’s share of the blame, how-

ever, falls on state government, which is presently led by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and a Democratic majority in both houses of the General Assembly. With the fiscal cliff out of the way (sort of) and state legislature set to begin working on the 2014-2015 budget later this winter, the focus now moves to Hartford. Readers might observe that this page devotes much of its time to critiquing government, at the local, state and federal levels. Far and away the largest problem facing both Fairfield County and the state of Connecticut are the high levels of unemployment and long-term unemployment. Government, to be fair, does not create jobs. But it can and does affect the conditions that either facilitate or impede the creation of jobs by the private sector. The high costs of energy and of health care, other burdensome labor mandates facing employers, and persistently high tax rates all qualify as impediments. The Malloy administration and the current members of the General Assembly are certainly not solely responsible for enacting those mandates and allowing the current situation to develop, but right now, they are the ones responsible for working with businesses to ensure that the state’s

business climate improves. Initiatives such as the Small Business Express program have the state moving in the right direction. The program, founded two years ago and administered by the Department of Economic and Community Development, provides loans and matching grants to Connecticut companies with 100 or fewer employees that need capital for expansion and job creation. The state’s initial investment in the program has helped about 500 companies to create or retain more than 6,300 jobs and has helped to leverage more than $40 million in private investment, according to figures from the governor’s office. The administration last week met with more than 30 participants in the program, discussing the impact of the program on the business community and the statewide economy as a whole. As the state moves into its biennial budget process, it is critical for the Malloy administration and state legislators to continue to meet with and hear out business owners to see where there are opportunities for investment, where red tape can be cut and where lines of communication need to be established.

They said it “Thanks to the votes of Democrats and Republicans in Congress, I will sign a law that raises taxes on the wealthiest 2 percent of Americans while preventing a middle-class tax hike that could have sent the economy back into recession.” — President Barack Obama, at a White House press conference held Jan. 1 at 11:20 p.m. after the House of Representatives passed a bill to address tax increases and spending measures that were scheduled to begin taking effect on New Year’s Day.

“Keep in mind how much of a retreat this is for the modern Democratic Party. …Now we’re getting permanency for about 98, 99 percent of Americans. …What the Republicans have won with this fight is permanent protection for most Americans on those taxes.”

— Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform and the driving force behind a pledge signed by dozens of members of Congress to not raise taxes, to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer when asked whether he would have supported the fiscal cliff compromise reached by Congress Jan. 1.

“The deal approved today is truly a missed opportunity to do something big to reduce our long-term fiscal problems, but it is a small step forward in our efforts to reduce the federal deficit.”

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“For the victims of Sandy in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut, it has been 66 days, and the wait continues. There is only one group to blame for the continued suffering of these innocent victims: the House majority and their speaker, John Boehner.” — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican, speaking on the afternoon of Jan. 2 at a news conference in Trenton, N.J., after the House of Representatives did not bring a federal aid package for victims of Hurricane Sandy to a vote prior to the end of the 112th Congress.

“Getting critical aid to the victims of Hurricane Sandy should be the first priority in the new Congress, and that was reaffirmed today with members of the New York and New Jersey delegations.” — House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia in a joint statement released the evening of Jan. 2 in response to criticism from various state and federal officials. In the statement, they said the House of Representatives would vote Jan. 4 and Jan. 15, the latter being the first full legislative day of the 113th Congress, on federal aid for the victims of Hurricane Sandy.

— Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, Campaign to Fix the Debt co-founders and former co-chairmen of President Obama’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, in a Jan. 1 joint statement.

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GOP reverses course on Sandy aid BY PATRICK GALLAGHER AND JENNIFER BISSELL pgallagher@westfairinc.com and jbissell@westfairinc.com

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fter receiving a pummeling from members on both sides of the aisle over a decision to not vote on a $60 billion aid bill for victims of Hurricane Sandy, House Republican leadership reversed course. House Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor said in a joint statement Jan. 2 that the House of Representatives would vote Jan. 4 on a bill to provide $9 billion in federal funds for flood insurance. A second vote is planned for Jan. 15, the first full legislative day of the 113th Congress, on the remainder of the $60.4 billion aid package that was passed late last month by the Senate. The shift came after Boehner and his staff met heavy criticism from Govs. Dannel P. Malloy, Andrew Cuomo and Chris Christie of Connecticut, New York and New Jersey, as well as from numerous U.S. representatives and senators of both parties, after the House Republican leadership chose not to vote on the hurricane relief bill prior to the end of the session. “I think the speaker, partially motivated by the feedback he got this morning (Jan. 2), has assured us that it will be a high-priority item as soon as the new Congress convenes,” said Rep. Jim Himes, a Greenwich Democrat. “We’re certainly going to hold him to his commitment.” The lack of a vote before the end of the 112th Congress means that any legislation passed by the House of Representatives to deliver federal aid to the regions impacted by Hurricane Sandy would need to be passed again by the incoming Senate. Andrew Doba, director of communications for Malloy, said in an email that the

delay is “frustrating, especially because the bill passed the Senate with bipartisan support.” “This federal assistance would have been a big help to communities across the state. But for reasons only the House GOP leadership can explain, that aid has been postponed to the next Congress,” Doba said. Stamford Mayor Michael Pavia said he was disappointed funds had not been granted earlier. “Immediately after Sandy we had people from FEMA meeting with our operations and administration, telling us, ‘Go ahead and start undertaking restoration and repairs,’ and that it would be reimbursed 100 percent,” Pavia said. Some costs incurred by the city have been reimbursed, but now that Congress has waited past Jan. 1, the city is no longer eligible to be reimbursed 100 percent, Pavia said. Now, he said, the reimbursement rate has been reduced to 75 percent, adding that there’s the possibility some expenses may not be approved at all. To date, the city has removed 21,000 tons of storm debris and started to restore its beaches, pavilions and parks, for which the money needed quickly adds up. “We’re certainly concerned,” Pavia said. “If it doesn’t get reimbursed, it’s going to create a very serious budget problem for us.” With the funds delayed, Terence Beaty, director of New Homes and Land at Prudential Connecticut Realty, said both post-Sandy rebuilding efforts and the real estate market in general have been delayed “just like everything else.” “It’s going to be a slow economic recovery on all fronts,” Beaty said. “If people get that message, and that legislators are getting it wrong, fast enough, maybe they’ll get out of the way.”

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Citrin Cooperman Corner

Helping you and your business prosper in 2013 BY ALAN G. BADEY, CPA CITRIN COOPERMAN When we started the Citrin Cooperman Corner column in the beginning of 2012, the purpose of the articles was to go beyond tips and tactics for creating tax returns and financial statements by addressing key operational and financial areas to help executives with their businesses. We wanted to make sure that the columns were not theoretical but based on the real-world experiences of our CPAs, who work with companies of all sizes in Westchester and Fairfield counties. Some of the topics we covered this past year in our columns included: • Taking advantage of estate tax planning opportunities • Partner compensation • Getting control of your company’s costs • Employee vs. independent contrator • How business owners can be personally liable for their company’s taxes • How you can collect money if your new business fails We incorporated several of these themes into a three-part business seminar series we hosted, along with other experts, called “Driving Your Business,” which gave practical information for business owners in Westchester and Fairfield counties on how to manage and grow their businesses. The seminar series looked at a business from inception to succession. The first seminar, “Start Your Engine,” covered such items as structuring a business to afford the best tax opportunities, budgeting a business, and working capital options. “Put It In Gear,” the second seminar in the series, examined critical areas including making a business more competitive by trimming expenses, expanding a business across state borders, and how to protect the company balance sheet in dealing with the new healthcare law. “Driving Off Into The Sunset,” the final seminar in the series, focused on concerns including employee stock ownership plans, valuing a business for sale, and succession planning.

Many business owners reached out to us after the seminar series. They asked us for more information on a number of the issues that were addressed. In addition, we heard from them about the ongoing challenges they face on a daily basis in order to make their company successful and profitable. Business owners and executives are understandably concerned about a whole range of issues, from the everchanging tax landscape, to maximizing the value of their business, as well as employee management. We have listened. The columns that will appear every month on this page in 2013 will focus on methods business owners can use to make their companies thrive in this very challenging environment. Upcoming articles will provide information on business concerns such as: • How business owners can best structure their companies by creating a business plan, which includes marketing, sales and financial information. • How to manage cash flow and improve the balance sheet. • How to create useful employee incentives. • What to look for when hiring an outside professional such as an attorney, banker, and insurance agent. • How best to position a company to acquire capital. • What to consider when selling your business or when acquiring a company, or when thinking about succession planning. As always, it is our experience, expertise and practical approach that we look forward to sharing with you to help you and your business prosper in 2013. The next Citrin Cooperman Corner column focusing on corporate governance will appear on this page February 4, 2013. Alan G. Badey is the Managing Partner of Citrin Cooperman’s White Plains office, and can be reached by phone at (914) 949-2990 or via email at abadey@citrincooperman.com. Citrin Cooperman is a full-service accounting and business consulting firm with offices in White Plains, NY; Norwalk, CT; New York City; Springfield, NJ; and Philadelphia.

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‘Only in America’ BY PATRICK GALLAGHER pgallagher@westfairinc.com

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nlike many members of the ultra-partisan body known as Congress, Joe Lieberman never had a problem with putting the people, and his beliefs, before the party line. On Aug. 16, 2000, then-Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman took the stage in Los Angeles to accept the party’s nomination for vice president. Eight years later, Lieberman, at that point an Independent, strode to a different podium in St. Paul, Minn., to endorse Republican candidate Sen. John McCain for president. All the while, the issues trumped the politics, Lieberman said. And he wouldn’t have had it any other way. “Ultimately,” Lieberman told the Business Journal, for Congress to break out of the partisan slump it’s been mired in for years, “it’s going to take leadership by the members of both parties to say, ‘I’ve worked so hard to get to Congress … because I wanted to make things better.’ Walking in lockstep to a political party or an ideology is not the way to make things better.” Lieberman retired from the Senate last week after a career in public service that spanned a decade in the Connecticut State Senate, six years as Connecticut Attorney General, and 24

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The proposed Stamford Reliability Cable Project would extend approximately 1.5 miles from the Glenbrook substation on Lincoln Avenue and the South End substation on Manhattan Street. Courtesy of CL&P.

years as U.S. senator. Now, for the first time since 1971, Joseph Isadore Lieberman finds himself without any constituents – officially, at least. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Lieberman’s retirement “marks the end of an era.” “Whether fighting for civil rights in the 1960s, human rights over the course of his career, or on a daily basis for his constituents … Joe Lieberman has devoted a lifetime to public service,” Malloy said in a statement. The challenge, Lieberman said, is balancing those many constituents. “You’ve got a dual responsibility as an elected member of Congress, which is to really represent your state and give it the best advocacy you possibly can, but also to represent what you see as being in the interest of your country,” he said. Throughout his career, Lieberman was regarded as a member of the old guard — one of a group of career legislators who responded to President John F. Kennedy’s call to service — who wouldn’t hesitate to reach across the aisle. As an environmental advocate, Lieberman pushed for stricter pollution controls and has had a hand in nearly every climate change bill introduced in the Senate since his tenure there began in 1989. He admitted his disappointment in

station on Manhattan Street, the company announced Jan. 2. The project, which has been in the works “for at least five years,” would likely create hundreds of direct jobs and would add to the city’s tax revenues, said Frank Poirot, a spokesman for CL&P. CL&P, which is a subsidiary of Northeast Utilities Co. Inc., said it would apply to the Connecticut Siting Council in the first quarter of 2013 for a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need to construct and operate the new transmission line. If approved, construction on the project is projected to begin in the first quarter of 2014 and to be completed by the end of 2014. The utility will hold a public meeting on the proposal Jan. 8 at the Stamford Government Center from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Poirot said the project was not spurred by outages that resulted from Tropical Storm Irene in 2011 and Hurricane Sandy in 2012, but by new federal reliability standards that were adopted by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in 2005

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the inability of Congress to pass comprehensive climate change reforms. “We tried for over a decade to deter the advance of global warming, which, if we don’t do something soon, will threaten us in very major ways,” Lieberman said. “But that battle is not over and I know colleagues will continue it and I’ll do whatever I can outside the Senate.” Throughout his career in Congress, Lieberman fought for the preservation

of the Long Island Sound and national parks and refuges from Connecticut to the Arctic.

On education, Lieberman was a lead sponsor of the bill that ultimately developed into the No Child Left Behind policy, and earlier in his career, he introduced and played a key role in the passage of legislation to expand charter schools across the U.S. In 2007, Lieberman was a sponsor of the bill that gave way to the America COMPETES Act, which sought to spur innovation and ensure a globally competitive workforce. Another of Lieberman’s calling cards has been national security. He said that among his proudest achievements while in Congress were the roles he played in the formation of the 9/11 Commission in the wake of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and in the subsequent establishment of the Department of Homeland Security. Lieberman also expressed pride in his role in bringing billions of dollars in federal transportation funds to Connecticut, and in helping to bolster the state’s defense industry throughout his time in Congress. “The defense industry has remained one of the foundations of our state economy and today is much stronger than anyone would’ve predicted 24 years ago,” he said. “We just have great companies and great workers that turn out the greatest submarines, helicopters and jet engines in the world.”

in the wake of the 2003 blackout that blanketed the Northeast. “That was the impetus for this and many other transmission projects that we have around the state,” Poirot said. “We’ve been talking to city officials, including Mayor (Michael) Pavia, since January 2010 about starting to discuss the concept of connecting these two substations and the reaction has been one of complete cooperation.” The Glenbrook and South End substations are currently served by different transmission lines, Poirot said. He said that by connecting the two, there would be an additional path for electricity to travel should a power plant go offline or should there be a similar grid interruption. The transmission line would be paid for by consumers across New England, Poirot said. He said that because there is not currently an overhead transmission line connecting the two substations, the cost difference between an overhead and an underground line would be minimal.

“All of the funding for this comes from our customers,” Poirot said. “It’s a sharing of costs as well, so a portion of the costs will be covered by all electric customers in New England because there’s a regional benefit to doing this type of work, and then another portion of the costs will be covered by just Connecticut customers.” He said the exact formula has not been decided on. As part of the proposal, CL&P would also develop a traffic mitigation plan to minimize the impacts on local businesses and residents, Poirot said. Poirot said CL&P worked on an underground transmission project in Stamford as recently as 2008, when the utility built a cable connecting the Glenbrook substation to a substation in Norwalk. “That was all underground and a long stretch of that was along Route 1,” Poirot said. “Our construction impacts on that project were brief. There are impacts, and we will try to minimize them and accommodate everyone.”

“Ultimately it’s going to take leadership by the members of both parties to say, ‘I’ve worked so hard to get to Congress … because I wanted to make things better.’ Walking in lockstep to a political party or an ideology is not the way to make things better.” — Joe Lieberman


Thrift stores see rush in donations, but few shoppers BY JENNIFER BISSELL jbissell@westfairinc.com

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hough it may not seem obvious, the best place to shop after the holidays may be your local thrift shop. The end of December is often the busiest time of the year for donation centers such as Goodwill and The Salvation Army. Following the “out with the old, in with the new” mentality, many Connecticut shoppers made donations this holiday season between Dec. 25 and Jan. 1, local thrift stores reported. Yet while thrift shops may have more merchandise to sell, store representatives said there isn’t typically a rush of shoppers looking to find bargains during January. Paul Quinn, the store manager of The Salvation Army in Danbury, said the store was currently experiencing a rush of furniture donations, but added January isn’t usually a busy month for sales. October, when shoppers are looking for winter coats, normally is the busiest time of the year. “I don’t know if shoppers know to come in,” Quinn said. “But furniture is

coming in hot and heavy.” Quinn said the store is receiving about 2,500 pieces a day in donations. Furniture is the store’s bread and butter.

Goodwill generally sees a 5 percent spike in donations during December, according to Dorothy Viets, director of community relations for the thrift store. Dorothy Viets, a Connecticut director of community relations for Goodwill, said generally the store sees a 5 percent spike in donations during December. “We get a large number of donations at the very end of the year,” Viets said. “But we don’t usually notice an increase in January (shoppers). People don’t think that way.” Viets said most of the donation rush comes from patrons looking to take advantage of the last opportunity to

make tax-deductible donations before the end of the year. However, this year the store saw fewer donations overall, largely due to disrupted shopping following Hurricane Sandy and the Newtown shooting. Tim Phelan, president of the Connecticut Retail Merchants Association, agreed the two events, combined with “shenanigans” in Washington, had disrupted the season. “There were a lot of challenges that took place at the end of the year for retailers,” Phelan said. “In the end I still think the results will show it was a positive year. But it may not have been as good of a year as we would have liked.” Phelan, still compiling reports, said he expects Connecticut retailers to report an increase in sales overall compared to last year but that the state “probably didn’t beat any records.” Taking a cue from the national stage, holiday sales didn’t live up to expectations. Originally the National Retail Federation and the International Council of Shopping Centers had projected a 3 percent to 4 percent increase in holi-

day sales over last year. However in-store and online retails sales increased only 0.7 percent, according to the MasterCard Advisors Spending Pulse report. Additionally, several major retailers posted holiday sales earnings Jan. 3, showing mixed results. Compared with last year, Target retail sales increased 0.8 percent, Macy’s sales increased 3.6 percent, Nordstrom increased 9.4 percent and Barnes & Noble decreased 10.9 percent.

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HOCKEY

research and development costs, a tax credit for renewable energy and jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed. The bill blocks a 27 percent cut in Medicare payments to doctors for one year and restores the payroll tax to 6.2 percent from 4.2 percent, where it had been for the past two years. Gioia noted that the immediate effect of the bill’s passage was to boost global bond markets — thus benefitting Connecticut exporters and importers — and to relieve global financial pressure that had built for months on fears that the U.S. would go over the proverbial cliff. “For the first time since 2008, we’ve seen a major government bond market rally, not just here but around the world, and that is going to significantly reduce the amount of sovereign debt needed to refinance in 2013,” Gioia said. “This will certainly be positive news to anyone who is involved in exporting or importing, for that matter.” David Mieczkowski, president of the Smaller Manufacturers Association of Connecticut Inc., said the fiscal cliff deal leaves manufacturers, who already operate on small profit margins, in a particularly vulnerable position. With defense spending cuts figuring prominently in the sequester, “There’s a big concern for a lot of the smaller manufactures,” Mieczkowski said. “If Pratt and Whitney made cuts, then a hun-

dred smaller manufactures would too. You’d see a trickledown effect that would be incredibly dramatic for Connecticut manufacturing.” A representative of Stratford-based Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., the county’s largest employer and a subsidiary of Hartfordbased United Technologies Corp., said the company was closely monitoring the possible defense cuts. Rep. Jim Himes, a Greenwich Democrat, admitted the bill passed by Congress is a far cry from the sought-after grand bargain, but said he still believes a more comprehensive agreement on spending and entitlements is reachable. “I voted for the bill and I was very pleased that we averted the fiscal cliff,” Himes said. “That said, it was a Band-Aid of a deal. For years now, I’ve been hopeful for a big deal that once and for all puts us on a stable fiscal trajectory, and this is a far cry from that.” Himes said he thinks the momentum in global financial markets that marked the end of the 112th Congress can be maintained. “I absolutely think it can be built upon,” he said. “I think that if we do what we should, which is tax reform and simplification to create a more competitive environment for our private sector, if we address the overhang associated with the long-term challenges to our entitlements, I think it could be a huge boost to everything from consumer sentiment to the investment attractiveness of the U.S.” to foreign markets.

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Ranked by square footage of 268,000 square feet or more.

THE LIST Shopping Centers

Fairfield County and Westchester County Next List: Jan. 14 Accounting Firms

Largest Shopping Centers

Ranked by 268,000 square feet or more. • Center owner and phone number • Center leasing agent and phone number

Danbury Fair Mall

• The Macerich Co. (703) 893-9400 • The Macerich Co. John Kinsella (315) 445-2272

Rank

Name, intersection (if applicable) and address Website

1 2 3 4

Interstate 84 and Route 7 7 Backus Ave., Danbury, CT 06810 danburyfairmall.com

Westchester's Ridge Hill 1 Ridge Hill Blvd., Yonkers, NY 10710 westchestersridgehill.com

Westfield Trumbull Merritt Parkway (exit 48) and Main Street 5065 Main St., Trumbull, CT 06611 westfield.com

Cross County Shopping Center New York State Thruway and Cross County Parkway 800 Central Park Ave., Yonkers, NY 10704 macerich.com

Galleria at White Plains

5 6

8 9 10 11 12

Market position

Enclosed yes or no Number of parking spaces

Leading stores and area leased

Year opened Renovated Expanded

Yes 6,555

Dick's Sporting Goods - 55,000 JC Penney - 137,000 Lord & Taylor - 80,000 Macy's - 240,000 Sears - 178,000 XXI Forever - 75,000

1986 2012 Yes

Lifestyle specialty center

No 7,000

L.L. Bean - 25,000 Cinema De Lux - 67,000 Whole Foods Market - 62,000

2011 NA NR

2 75 179

Super regional center

Yes 4,305

JC Penney - 150,547 Lord & Taylor - 118,000 Macy's - NA Target - NA

1964 1993 Yes

1,086,000

2 74 110

Super regional center

No 5,000

Macy's - 408,628 Sears - 222,368

1954 2011 Yes

Regional center

Yes 2,850

Macy's - 328,599 Sears - 227,316

1980 1994 NR

1,292,176

2 120 200

Super regional center

• Forest City Ratner Companies (718) 923-8400 • Forest City Ratner Companies Heidi Saunders (914) 207-2918

1,200,000

1 NA 10

• Westfield Corp. (310) 478-4456 • Westfield Corp. Ted Priest (240) 669-0302

1,124,382

• The Macerich Co. (602) 953-6200 • The Macerich Co. Bari Cohen (718) 592-7658, ext. 33

Main Street, Martine and South Lexington avenues and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard 100 Main St., White Plains, NY 10601 shopsimon.com

• Simon Property Group Inc. (317) 636-1600 • Simon Property Group Inc.

870,000

4 10 More than 130

The Westchester

• Simon Property Group Inc. (317) 263-2443 • Simon Property Group Inc. Dominic Portanova (317) 263-7033

826,573

4 12 149

Regional center

Yes 3,325

Neiman Marcus - 143,196 Nordstrom - 206,197

1995 NA NR

• The Taubman Co. (248) 258-6800 • The Taubman Co. (248) 258-6800

769,000

5 11 120

Regional center

Yes 4,000

Macy's - 225,000 Saks Fifth Avenue - 78,000

1982 2007 NR

1997 NA NR

Bloomingdale Road and Westchester Avenue 125 Westchester Ave., White Plains, NY 10601 shopsimon.com

Stamford Town Center

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Total gross Levels leasable Acres area Number (square feet) of stores

Greyrock Place, Tresser Boulevard, Atlantic and Broad streets 100 Greyrock Place, Stamford, CT 06901 shopstamfordtowncenter.com

Cortlandt Town Center Route 6 and Westbrook Drive 3121 E. Main St., Mohegan Lake, NY 10547

River Park Center New Main and School streets and Nepperhan and Palisade avenues Yonkers, NY 10701

Jefferson Valley Mall Lee Boulevard and Route 6 650 Lee Blvd., Yorktown Heights, NY 10598 shopsimon.com

City Center at White Plains Mamaroneck and Martine avenues and Main Street 3 City Center Place, White Plains, NY 10606

Waypointe 520 West Ave. and Interstate 95 Norwalk, CT 06850 waypointe-norwalk.com

• Acadia Realty Trust (914) 288-8181 • Acadia Realty Trust Jacyln O'Connell (800) 227-5570

750,000

1 124 51

Power center

No 3,744

A & P - 65,028 Barnes & Noble - 25,355 Bed Bath & Beyond - 35,790 Best Buy - 30,038 Marshalls - 30,000 PetSmart - 26,379 United Artists Theater - 44,677 Walmart - 130,030

• Struever Fidelco Cappelli Yonkers (914) 769-6500 • Struever Fidelco Cappelli Yonkers

580,000

NA

Lifestyle specialty center

No 2,450

NA

2011 NR NR

• Simon Property Group Inc. (317) 263-2443 • Simon Property Group Inc. Dominic Portanova (317) 263-7033

574,412

2 50 99

Regional center

Yes 2,919

H & M - 31,309 Macy's - 119,894 Sears - 155,365

1983 2002 NR

• Inland Diversified Real Estate Trust Inc. (800) 826-8228

540,000

NA 7 20

Regional center

No 2,700

Barnes & Noble - 27,000 Filene's Basement - 77,000 National Amusements - 88,000 New York Sports Club - 59,000 Target - 150,000

2003 NA NR

• Stanley M. Seligson Properties (203) 857-5600 • Stanley M. Seligson Properties Michael G. Serrao (203) 857-5600

535,000

2 19 35

Lifestyle specialty center

NA

NA

2013 NR NR

Questions or comments, call (914) 694-3600, ext. 3005. Source: Information provided by Directory of Major Malls Inc., (800)-898-6255, shoppingcenters.com. Copyright 2011. Current as of Jan. 2013. Some detailed information is provided by the owner/developers, their leasing agents and other authorized representatives. NR Not relevant. NA Not available.

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SPECIAL REPORT Real Estate

Trump Parc struggles, While luxury home sales soars

Foreclosed home sales drop in 2012 BY JENNIFER BISSELL jbissell@westfairinc.com

The Trump Parc Stamford luxury residential development at 1 Broad St. in Stamford.

BY PATRICK GALLAGHER pgallagher@westfairinc.com

T

he mortgage secured by the Trump Parc Stamford luxury high-rise was acquired last month by The Blackstone Group L.P. in an auction from Lloyds Banking Group PLC. The sale marks yet another turn for the beleaguered condominium development where about half of the units remain unsold. The 34-story, $160 million Trump Parc Stamford, developed by F.D. Rich Co. of Stamford, Cappelli Enterprises Inc. of Valhalla, N.Y., and The Trump Organization of New York City, opened in 2009 in the midst of the Great Recession, spurred in part by a collapse of the U.S. housing market. The Blackstone Group, a New York City-based global investment and advisory firm with more than $54 billion in real estate assets under management, paid an undisclosed price for the Trump Parc Stamford loan, which is currently in default with a balance of about $90 million, according to published reports. Representatives of the developers and Blackstone either could not be reached for comment or declined to comment for this report. Prior to the opening of the Trump Parc Stamford, units were listed for prices

ranging from $670,000 for a one-bedroom condo to more than $3 million for a duplex penthouse. While the complex has not enjoyed the success predicted by developers prior to the recession, numerous indicators suggest the environment for luxury home sales in Fairfield County improved significantly from 2011 to 2012. Joseph Valvano, managing broker for the Greenwich and Old Greenwich offices of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, said 55 sales of $1 million-plus homes closed in Greenwich in December alone. “The interesting thing is that a number of the properties just couldn’t close for whatever reason — the deals were made late in the month and everyone was pushing to have them close — so we’ve got a number of properties that will close in January that we thought would close in December,” Valvano said. “The activity hasn’t stopped. We’ve had a very strong pool of buyers looking in the November and December time frame. … Our agents are very busy.” In Fairfield County, 988 properties sold for between $1 million and $5 million in 2012, compared to 939 such sales in 2011. Those data don’t include portions of Greenwich that are not covered by the Connecticut Multiple Listing Service (MLS), Valvano said. In Greenwich, the increase was even

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more marked, with 294 properties sold for between $1 million and $3 million in 2012 compared with 281 such sales in 2011. Greenwich featured 76 sales of homes ranging from $3 million to $5 million, down from 85 such sales in 2011. However, in Greenwich, sales of homes ranging from $5 million to $7.5 million rose by two to 38, while sales of homes for $7.5 million and up more than doubled, with 28 such properties sold this year compared to 12 in 2011. In both the Greenwich market and the Fairfield County market for homes priced above $1 million, the average days on the market held steady or decreased from 2011 to 2012, depending on the location and the price range. Valvano attributed the improved sale environment for million-dollar properties to factors including strong financial markets, certainty that was delivered by way of President Obama’s electoral victory, fears over what would become of the Bush tax cuts, and an elevated interest among international clients in buying properties in Fairfield County. “We’ve had multiple bids in every price range, so that’s a good thing,” Valvano said. “I think sellers who want to sell and have an objective really take a look at the facts and understand that real estate is a commodity. Every commodity will sell if it’s priced right.”

The number of foreclosed homes sold in Fairfield County decreased nearly 13 percent in 2012, according to a new report. Preliminary data show about 611 foreclosed homes were sold in 2012, compared with 700 in 2011 and 779 in 2010, according to the Greater Fairfield County Consolidated Multiple Listing Service (CMLS). The number of unsold inventory on the market has also been cut in half between the end of 2010 and 2012. “That’s a very positive indicator,” said Cheryl Scott-Daniels, chairwoman of the Greater Fairfield County CMLS board of directors. “If you have fewer properties being foreclosed, then homeowners are able to stay in their houses. Foreclosures bring down the market, cause families to be uprooted, and houses deteriorate when they’re not maintained and occupied.” Though many factors have contributed to the decline in foreclosures, partial relief can also be attributed to Connecticut’s share of the $17 billion national mortgage settlement among several government entities and at least five of the largest mortgage servicers to ease the housing crisis and stop foreclosure abuses. As of the most recent report, nearly 3,000 Connecticut borrowers have received about $185 million in debt relief between March and September 2012 through the settlement. The average benefit was $65,000, according to the national mortgage settlement monitor. Scott-Daniels said looking only at the number of foreclosed homes isn’t the best way to gauge the real estate market, but it’s another indicator that the market is at a turning point. With fewer foreclosed listings and sales artificially bringing down the value of homes, there will be a stronger supply and demand model determining the prices, said ScottDaniels, who is also president of the MidForeclosed, page 11


REAL ESTATE IN BRIEF Starwood Capital purchases $260M office portfolio

An affiliate of Starwood Capital Group Global L.L.C. has purchased a portfolio of nine commercial office buildings totaling 1.9 million square feet for $260.5 million, the company announced Jan. 2. The Class A office buildings, which are located in Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Utah, were purchased from Wells Real Estate Investment Trust II Inc. (Wells REIT II). Starwood Capital Group, based in Greenwich, is a private investment firm led by Barry Sternlicht that focuses primarily on global real estate. The buildings, which are located in urban and suburban areas, have an average year of completion of 1999. Excluding a portion of the portfolio in Salt Lake City, the buildings are 95 percent leased. “This transaction is an excellent opportunity for Starwood and its investors that perfectly fits our investment strategy because it generates strong cash on cash returns, it was purchased significantly below replacement cost per square foot and is located in markets

Foreclosed — From page 10

Fairfield County Association of Realtors. Terence Beaty, director of New Homes and Land at Prudential Connecticut Reatly, said the statewide

“Homes are falling into disarray and becoming obsolete every day. We need to replace our older housing. … We’ve got to think differently and come up with new ideas.” – Terence Beaty

market improved in 2012, according to preliminary data. Beaty said data suggest the number of Connecticut homes sold in 2012 is about 11 percent lower than the number of homes sold in 2011, but he said the

where there is limited new supply,” said Chris Graham, managing director at Starwood Capital, in a statement.

Prudential Connecticut names new CEO

Prudential Connecticut Realty President Candace Adams was named the company’s CEO effective Jan. 1, announced Peter Helie, chairman of the Wallingford-based real estate firm. Adams will continue to serve as president of Prudential Connecticut Realty, which has grown more than 46 percent under her leadership, the company said. Prudential Connecticut Realty currently employs 1,400 sales executives at 52 locations in Connecticut and Rhode Island. “I am extremely confident that she will continue to grow and expand the company and deliver the highest level of service to our customers and sales associates,” Helie said in a prepared statement. Helie will continue to serve as the company’s chairman. — Patrick Gallagher

average sale price is up about 11 percent in 2012 and is the highest it has been since 2008. Beaty estimated that in 2012, Connecticut homes sold for a median price of $425,000, which would be a 6.3 percent increase compared to 2011 and would represent the highest median sale price since 2005. He said a full real estate recovery would follow the national economic recovery. Only about a third of all the jobs lost in Connecticut from the recession have been recovered and many of the recovered jobs are lower paying, he said. The real estate market has been improving, but until homeowners can afford new construction to replace outdated homes — ­ often made worse by foreclosures — the recovery will continue to lag, he said. “Homes are falling into disarray and becoming obsolete every day,” Beaty said. “We need to replace our older housing. And as long as we can do it creatively, we need to do that. We’ve got to think differently and come up with new ideas.” Next week, Beaty, along with other new homes real estate leaders, will meet with legislators in Berlin, Conn. to discuss possible agendas to boost new home construction.

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COLLEGE IS ON WINTER

BREAK PLENTY OF

PARKING

AVAILABLE

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THURSDAY, JAN. 17 DIRECTIONS FROM UPPER NEW YORK STATE, WESTCHESTER COUNTY New York State Thruway south to Cross Westchester Expressway (Route 287). Proceed east on Cross Westchester Expressway to Route I-95 (New England Thruway). South on Route I-95 to Exit 15 (New Rochelle-The Pelhams). Left on US1 (Main Street). Right at second light onto Weyman Avenue. Left at Elm Street (third light). College will be five blocks on the right. FROM NEW ENGLAND Route I-95 (Connecticut Turnpike, New England Thruway). See Directions from Upper New York State. FROM NEW JERSEY George Washington Bridge to Cross Bronx Expressway. Follow signs for New England Thruway, Route I-95. Proceed north to Exit 15 (New Rochelle-The Pelhams). Right on US1 (Main Street). Right at next light onto Weyman Avenue. Left at Elm Street (third light). College will be five blocks on the right. FROM NEW YORK CITY F.D.R. Drive to Bruckner Expressway. Bruckner Expressway to Route I-95. Off at Exit 15 (New Rochelle-The Pelhams). Right on US1 (Main Street). Continue as in directions from New Jersey. FROM LONG ISLAND Whitestone or Throgs Neck Bridge to New England Thruway (Route I-95) north to Exit 15. See New Jersey directions above. METRO-NORTH, NEW HAVEN LINE FROM GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL TO NEW ROCHELLE Walking to campus: Start on Bridge Street and head southeast toward Huguenot Street. Turn right at Huguenot Street and then turn left at Memorial Highway. Turn right on Main Street and then left at Centre Avenue. Turn right on Elm Street and then left at Castle Place, and The College of New Rochelle will be on your right.

URSULA LOT is accessible from Castle Place. ANGELA & WELLNESS CENTER LOTS have the greatest parking capacity and are most easily accessible from Meadow Lane (fourth right on Elm Street from Weyman Avenue - Follow sings.)

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A unique place For professional actors, directors and writers living and working in the tristate area, there is a unique place where they can hone their craft, experiment with new projects and stretch their artistic muscles. It’s a place where their peers can weigh in and make suggestions in a productive and supportive way. It’s a place where every once in a while, the doors are opened to the public to showcase new works, classic offerings and special fundraisers such as the 30th anniversary gala May 11. The Theatre Artists Workshop in Norwalk started back in 1982 when Keir Dullea, best-known for his role as Dave in Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey,” starred off-broadway in a play that quickly closed. In the post mortems that followed, Susie Fuller, Keir’s late wife, felt if they’d only had a workshop in which to develop the play further, they might have stood a better chance for success. Realizing that a workshop similar to one she had been involved with back on the West Coast might be the answer, she decided to survey friends about the idea of a local “theatrical gymnasium.” Within a very short time, an initial group of esteemed actors, writers and directors – including Haila Stoddard, Burry Fredrik, Jerome Kilty, David Rogers and Patricia Englund – had leapt on board, and the Theatre Artists Workshop was born. Many plays developed in the workshop have gone on to be produced on and off Broadway as well as on regional and international stages, among them “Doubles” by David Wiltse; “An Evening With Brett Somers,” starring Brett Somers; “A Victorian Scandal” by Maggie Williams; “Butterscotch” by Barbara Smith; “Not For Keeps” by David Rogers; “A Touch of Madness” by Rosemary Foley; “Mountain” by Douglas Scott; “One More Gone” by Bruce Jacoby; “Intelejunt Dezyne” by E. Katherine Kerr; “Christmas Spirit” by Frederick Stroppel, plus many more. Actors continue to win coveted roles after honing their audition pieces at the regular Monday night meetings. Admission to the workshop is by audition, script submission or a recognized body of professional work. For more information, visit taworkshop.org.

Kathleen Rinaldi President Theatre Artists Workshop Chilton Ryan, founding member

The mission of the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County is to support cultural organizations, artists and creative businesses by providing promotion, services and advocacy. For more information, visit CulturalAllianceFC.org or email infoCulturalAllianceFC.org or call 256-2329. For events lists, visit FCBuzz.org.

FCBUZZ New faces, exhibits for a new year offerings at Silvermine. Donald Axleroad’s body of work in “Disintegration of Truth & Trust” was created in response to the current state of the world. Through imagery and symbols, Don, a resident of Stamford, explores the dissolution of contemporary America, a place where he believes dishonesty has become the norm, innocence has been lost and the American Dream shattered. Another new exhibit, “A Commitment to Color, Movement and Geometry,” is a From left, works by Shelby Head, Laura Ivanovic, Mindy Green, Heather Houston and Hank Paper, new members of the Silvermine Guild of Artists. tribute to the life and art of Tina Rohrer, who passed away in the summer of Each year artists are selected by jury to become new 2012. Tina was awarded the show back in June of 2011, members of the Silvermine Guild of Artists. Selection is and her family led the effort to hold this exhibit in her honor. based on criteria such as creativity, uniqueness or timeliness, The selection of work, in a variety of media ranging from excellence of technique, cultural or social relevance, painting to works on paper, expresses a love of movement professional presentation of work and professional and color through Tina’s geometric constructions. The “Historical Exhibition: The Silvermine Print Collection,” accomplishment. The “New Members Show” showcases the works of five such artists – painter Mindy Green from spotlights a selection of works from the current collection, Rowayton, sculptor Shelby Head from Madison, sculptor which consists of more than 200 prints by renowned artists. Heather Houston from New Milford, painter Lara Ivanovic On the heels of Silvermine’s 90th anniversary, the Arts from Larchmont, N.Y., and photographer Hank Paper Center is working to increase the print collection and to from Hamden. In conjunction with the exhibition, there is make it more accessible. The shows run through Feb. 17. Gallery hours are noonan artist talk, “Exhibiting Artists from the New Members Show,” Jan. 22 at 6 p.m. Artist talks are opportunities for 5 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays. Silvermine is at 1037 Silvermine Road. For more information guided tours and to meet and interact with the artists. The “New Members Show” is just one of several new call 966-9700 or visit silvermineart.org.

Great Southern comfort Dickey Betts & Great Southern jam at the Ridgefield Playhouse, with special guest the Jamie McLean Band, Jan. 11 at 8 p.m. Betts is a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band. Along with being one of the most influential guitar players of all time, Betts is credited with both writing and singing the group’s biggest hit, “Ramblin’ Man.” The New York Times has called Betts “one of the great rock guitarists…who thinks like a jazz improviser, in thoughtfully structured, cleanly articulated, intelligently paced phrases… (when) Mr. Betts was tearing into one of his improvisations, the music was about as exciting as rock ’n’ roll gets.” Having helped define the genre, Betts & Great Southern continue to tour and break new ground in the grand tradition of Southern rock. An allshows.com VIP Party Pass includes VIP seating for the concert (if available), VIP parking, an open bar and hors d’oeuvres courtesy of Tom Tom’s prior to the performance. Call the box office at 438-5795 or visit ridgefieldplayhouse.org.

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COMMERCIAL A.V. Tuchy, Norwalk, contractor for Greenwich Acquisitions L.L.C. Perform alterations to an existing commercial building for future tenant 250 Westport Ave., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $25,000. Filed Dec. 20. Brownstone Construction, Stop & Shop Inc. Perform interior alterations at an existing commercial building, 1937 W. Main St., Stamford. Estimated cost: $200,000. Filed Dec. 18. Caldwell & Walsh Building Construction, Sandy Hook, contractor for Gorgan & Co., Norwalk. Perform additions and alterations at an existing commercial building, 36 Grove St., New Canaan. Estimated cost: $325,000. Filed Dec. 14. Core States Group, Somerset, N.J., contractor for Dynafield L.L.C. Construct a new commercial building for JPMorgan Chase Bank, 559 Newfield Ave., Stamford. Estimated cost: $800,000. Filed Dec. 24. Loft Development L.L.C., Stamford, contractor for Riverbend Center L.L.C. Perform interior alterations at an existing commercial building, 12 Omega Drive, Third floor, Stamford. Estimated cost: $25,000. Filed Dec. 20.

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Montagno Construction Inc., Stamford, contractor for National Church. Perform interior and exterior renovations at an existing commercial building, 511 Shippan Ave., Stamford. Estimated cost: $447,253. Filed Dec. 18.

Chester, Tracy. Repair storm damage to a single-family residence, 9 Marsh Road, Westport. Estimated cost: $52,000. Filed Dec. 17.

Hobbs Inc., New Canaan, contractor for Elizabeth and Charles Kontulis. Construct an accessory building, 67 Cross Ridge Road, New Canaan. Estimated cost: $450,000. Filed Dec. 24.

Choi, Philip. Perform interior renovations at an existing single-family residence, 301 to 12 Post Road East, Hobbs Inc., New Canaan, contracU.S. Home Services, Stamford, Westport. Estimated cost: $35,000. tor for Tarcy and Sean McManus. contractor for 61 Fourth Street Filed Dec. 18. Perform alterations to an accesL.L.C. Fit-out an existing commersory building at a single-family cial building for tenant 61 Fourth residence, 1075 Ponus Ridge, New St., Stamford. Estimated cost: Crown Building L.L.C., contrac- Canaan. Estimated cost: $250,000. tor for Mike Bistolas. Perform inte- Filed Dec. 20. $200,000. Filed Dec. 24. rior alterations and additions at an existing single-family residence, 40 Urstadt & Biddle. Perform al- Indian Rock Road, Stamford. Esti- I C Contracting L.L.C., contractor terations to an existing commercial mated cost: $92,950. Filed Dec. 18. for Ann and James Haskel. Perform building at space number 28 and external additions at an existing 29, 25 Old Kings Highway North, single-family residence, 13 Spruce Darien. Estimated cost: $60,000. Deassis, Odimar, contractor for Lane, Westport. Estimated cost: Everett Wakeman. Perform inte- $6,000. Filed Dec. 17. Filed Dec. 21. rior alterations at a single-family residence, 60 Maple Lane, WestVCJ L.L.C. Perform additions and port. Estimated cost: $30,000. J&J Custom Building L.L.C., Milalterations at an existing commer- Filed Dec. 17. ford, contractor for Emily Inesta. cial building for tenant 90 Main Perform interior and exterior renoSt., New Canaan. Estimated cost: vations at an existing single-family Denicola, Paul. Perform interior residence, 1418 Riverbank Road, $85,000. Filed Dec. 24. alterations and external additions Stamford. Estimated cost: $71,250. at a single-family residence, 69 Fox- Filed Dec. 19. Vukson, Bruce. Fit-out an existing wood Road, Stamford. Estimated commercial building for Dash Nail cost: $175,510. Filed Dec. 24. Spa, 110 Hope St., Stamford. EstiJMC L.L.C., Fairfield, contractor mated cost: $72,000. Filed Dec. 21. for EMB Homes. Perform interior Ferriello, Nancy and Alan. Repair and exterior renovations at an exstorm damage to a single-family isting single-family residence, 93 residence, 17 Sea Spray Road, West- Wood Ridge Drive, Stamford. EstiRESIDENTIAL port. Estimated cost: $21,000. Filed mated cost: $97,800. Filed Dec. 18. Dec. 20. Andrei’s Home Improvement, Katz, Larry. Perform renovations Orange, contractor for Karen and David Blagden. Perform external Fortlands Realty, Stamford, con- in an accessory building at a singlerenovations at an existing single- tractor for Frank Lovello. Perform family residence, 22 Alden Ave., family residence, 39 Dairy Farm external renovations at an existing Norwalk. Estimated cost: $28,500. Road, Norwalk. Estimated cost: single-family residence, 56 Vic- Filed Dec. 20. tory St., Stamford. Estimated cost: $13,830. Filed Dec. 20. $5,000. Filed Dec. 20. LH Hunt L.L.C., Wilton, contractor for Leslie and George Taylor. Aqua Heat L.L.C., Wilton, contractor for Jennifer Knapp. Perform Foxhill Builders, Darien, contrac- Perform additions and alterations additions and alterations at an ex- tor for Randy Klein. Re-roof an at an existing single-family resiisting single-family residence, 3 existing single-family residence, 19 dence, 383 Hurlbutt St., Wilton. Liberty St., Wilton. Estimated cost: Salt Box Lane, Darien. Estimated Estimated cost: $150,000. Filed cost: $13,000. Filed Dec. 19. Dec. 20. $60,000. Filed Dec. 21. Arcon Group Inc., Hummelstown, Pa., contractor for Stanley Demakos. Perform additions to a singlefamily residence, 461 Old Stamford Road, New Canaan. Estimated cost: $375,000. Filed Dec. 11.

Foxhill Builders, Darien, contractor for Daria Kanfords. Re-roof an existing single-family residence, 90 Christie Hill Road, Darien. Estimated cost: $13,000. Filed Dec. 19.

Linde Construction, Wilton, contractor for Jill and Thomas Robey. Perform additions to a single-family residence, 266 Weed St., New Canaan. Estimated cost: $100,000. Filed Dec. 10.

Glueck, Melanie. Construct an Avalon Norden Place L.L.C., accessory building, 57 Drummer Manitou Construction, Roxbury, Shelton. Construct new residential Lane, Redding. Estimated cost: contractor for Linda Charles. Perform additions to a single-family units, 8 Norden Place, Norwalk. $3,840. Filed Dec. 18. residence, 80 Danforth Drive, New Estimated cost: $3.9 million. Filed Dec. 21. Goddu, Lurene and Robert. Canaan. Estimated cost: $70,000. Repair storm damage to a single- Filed Dec. 13. family residence, 34 Colony Road, Westport. Estimated cost: $35,000. Filed Dec. 17.

McQuaid, John, Trumbull, contractor for Marie and Juliette Cunliffe. Perform renovations at an existing two-family residence, 100 Seaview Ave., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $53,000. Filed Dec. 21. Paladino, Joseph, New Canaan, contractor for Gail Gonya. Repair storm damage to a single-family residence, 22 Harbor View Ave., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $43,900. Filed Dec. 20. Parker, Craig, contractor for Susan and Theodore Kantor. Add a twostory addition to an existing singlefamily residence, 7 Greenlea Court, Westport. Estimated cost: $150,000. Filed Dec. 18. Persa L.L.C., Ansonia, contractor for Bayview Loan Servicing L.L.C. Repair roof of an existing singlefamily residence, 127 Harbor Ave., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $19,850. Filed Dec. 21.

COURT CASES

SUPERIOR COURT Aviation Power and Marine Co., Boynton Beach, Fla. Filed by Genex Turbine Technologies Inc., Windsor. Plaintiff’s attorney: Michael J. Kopsick, Vernon. Action: The plaintiff and defendant entered into a purchase agreement with prerequisite technical requirements and timely arrival of orders. The defendant’s failure to deliver on time and not following the specifications resulted in a strained business relationship. Filed Dec. 21. Case no. 12CV01800. Barbour Corp., Brockton, Mass. Filed by Federal Insurance Co., as suborgee of Jacqueline and Michael Herbert, Fairfield. Plaintiff’s attorney: Stuart G. Blackburn, Windsor Locks. Action: The plaintiff brought this suit against the defendant due to property damaged by either a faulty valve or hose connector, which resulted in water damage to the property in excess of $795,000. Filed Dec. 27. Case no. 12CV01815.

Plonowski, Mark, Stamford, contractor for Julie Metivier and Jerome Sonigo. Perform alterations to an existing single-family residence, 62 Comstock Hill Road, New Canaan. Estimated cost: $30,000. Filed Dec. 11. International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Union Local No. RMS Construction, Stamford, 614, et al., Kansas City, Kan. Filed contractor for RMS Franklin by Richard Maderia, Stonington. Street. Construct new residential The plaintiff alleges that he was disunits, 163 Franklin St., Stamford. criminated against and was subject Estimated cost: $5.9 million. Filed to racial harassment.. Filed Dec. 21. Case no. 12CV01813. Dec. 18. Saranac Builders Corp., Pound Ridge, N.Y., contractor for Anne and Michael Gorski. Perform external additions at an existing singlefamily residence, 506 Old Long Ridge Road, Stamford. Estimated cost: $38,000. Filed Dec. 21.

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SY Vernon L.L.C., Cheshire. Filed by Isaac Markowitz, Plaintiff’s attorney: Jan G. Johansson, New York City. Action: The plaintiff brought this suit against the defendant due to a breach of contract. The plaintiff lent $300,000 to the defendant in December 2007, which has failed to make good on its promise to repay the loan. Filed Dec. 26. Case no. 12CV01807.

DEEDS

COMMERCIAL 1590 Post Road East L.L.C., Westport. Seller: E. Albert Schurman, Fairfield. Property: 1590 Post Road East, Westport. Amount: $850,000. Filed Dec. 20.

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on the record 20 School Street L.L.C., Darien. Seller: Rita C. and Richard J. Hodges, Norwalk. Property: 20 School St., Norwalk. Amount: $335,000. Filed Dec. 21.

Success Inc., Stratford. Seller: Fracker Partners L.L.C., Stratford. Property: 795 James Farm Road and Peters Lane, Stratford. Amount: $35,000. Filed Dec. 20.

Arena, Paul A., Bethel. Seller: Phyllis Moschetta, Bethel. Property: 65 Deer Run, Unit 85, Bethel. Amount: $215,000. Filed Dec. 21.

Branca, Taryn J. and Frank, Bethel. Seller: Brookfield Global Relocation Services L.L.C., Woodridge, Ill. Seller: 61 Gallows Hill Road, Redding. Amount: $545,000. Filed Dec. 13.

Arevalo, Nancy and Kevin Mendza, Bronx, N.Y. Seller: Ann Marie and Tim M. Sears, Stratford. Brannan, Ruth W. and Paul, New Property: 246 Mary Ave., Stratford. Canaan. Seller: Melissa H. Engel, Amount: $237,900. Filed Dec. 17. New Canaan. Property: 51 Oenoke Lane, New Canaan. Amount: $8.3 million. Filed Dec. 14. Arlia, Eleanora and Carlos ToAcorn Home Inc., New Milford. Seller: Newtown Savings Bank, Vanbrodt Estates L.L.C., Fair- mas, Cos Cob. Seller: Lucia P. and Newtown. Property: 30 Church field. Seller: Annemarie McCalla, Kevin Thomas Hoffman, Cos Cob. Brewster, John, Westport. Seller: Hill Road, Newtown. Amount: $2.2 New York City. Property: 42 Burr Property: 9 Daffodil Lane, Cos Jeffrey Sharpe, Westport. Property: million. Filed Dec. 14. Farms Road, Westport. Amount: Cob. Amount: $1.7 million. Filed 35 Franklin St., Westport. Amount: Dec. 17. $50,000. Filed Dec. 20. $476,500. Filed Dec. 17. 2CFD L.L.C. Seller: Rockpoint Investments L.L.C. Property: 2 Conyers Farm Drive, Greenwich. Amount: $5.3 million. Filed Dec. 20.

Three Dog Walk L.L.C., Seller: Pierkaski Investments L.L.C., Property: 34 Harbor Road, Westport. Amount: $2.3 million. Filed Dec. 21.

Emerge Inc., Stratford. Seller: Mary E. Bowers, Stratford. Prop- Westnor L.L.C., Norwalk. Seller: erty: 87 to 89 Clover St., Stratford. Daniel F. Patchen, Cape Coral, Amount: $200,000. Filed Dec. 17. Fla. Property: 7 Shorefront Park, Norwalk. Amount: $160,000. Filed Dec. 19. Kerschner Development Co. L.L.C., Norwalk. Seller: Celine R. Elk Testamentary Trust, Norwalk. Property: Parcel 2, Map 10928, QUIT CLAIMS Norwalk. Amount: $587,500. Filed Dec. 19. Elmcrest Terrace L.P., Norwalk. Seller: Friends of Liberation Programs Inc., Norwalk. PropKJSM Enterprises L.L.C., Hobo- erty: 4 Elmcrest Terrace, Norwalk. ken, N.J. Seller: Kathleen S. and Amount: $530,000. Filed Dec. 21. Gerald C. Freedman, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Property: 76 Drummer Lane, Redding. Amount: Nelson, Cornelia G., New Canaan. $214,500. Filed Dec. 20. Seller: Ingrid Deane Casey, New Canaan. Property: 90 South Ave., Unit 5, New Canaan. Amount: M2 Partners L.L.C., New Ca- $800,000. Filed Dec. 17. naan. Seller: New Canaan Merritt Apartments L.L.C., Norwalk. Property: 17 Maple St.; 162 Park St.; 168 Park St.; and 184 Park St., RESIDENTIAL New Canaan. Amount: $2.3 million. Filed Dec. 14. 40 Hanson L.L.C., Stamford. Seller: Susan S. Souris and John S. Newtown Savings Bank, New- Wilson, Darien. Property: 40 Hantown. Seller: Mesa General Con- son Road, Darien. Amount: $1.4 tractors, New Milford. Property: 30 million. Filed Dec. 14. to 32 Church Hill Road, Newtown. Amount: $900,000. Filed Dec. 14. 40 West Elm Street Unit 4DE L.L.C., Greenwich. Seller: Mark S. Silver Hill Hospital Inc., New Ca- Wilmot, Cincinatti, Ohio. Propernaan. Seller: Mimi and Gary Con- ty: 40 W. Elm St., Unit 4D, Greenway, New Canaan. Property: 134 wich. Amount: $1.7 million. Filed Valley Road, New Canaan. Amount: Dec. 18. $2.9 million. Filed Dec. 14. Sir-5 Adams Farm L.L.C., Westport. Seller: Doris E. Farquhar, Fairfield. Property: 5 Adams Farm Road, Westport. Amount: $925,000. Filed Dec. 20. Spruce Ridge Partners L.L.C., Stamford. Seller: David J. Scordato, Stamford. Property: 2539 Bedford St., Unit 39D, Stamford. Amount: $230,000. Filed Dec. 17. Starwave 618 L.L.C., Dover, Del. Seller: Polly D. and James M. McTaggart, Greenwich. Property: Map 7552, Greenwich. Amount: $9 million. Filed Dec. 17.

483 Riverside Road L.L.C., New York City. Seller: Patricia S. and George T. Dadakis, Greenwich. Property: 483 Riverside Road, Greenwich. Amount: $1.4 million. Filed Dec. 21. Ahlers, Richard H., Hoboken, N.J. Seller: Kimberly A. Bryson and Jason T. Christensen, Lake in the Hills, Ill. Property: 138 Putnam Park Road, Bethel. Amount: $385,000. Filed Dec. 18. Alouzneid, Mohanned, Newtown. Seller: Janet L. Tanner and James F. Demovick, Stratford. Property: 185 McLeod Place, Stratford. Amount: $232,000. Filed Dec. 21.

Axiotakis, Gilda and George L., Stamford. Seller: Leonore Zinn, trustee, Stamford. Property: 1 Strawberry Hill, Unit 7E, Stamford. Amount: $360,000. Filed Dec. 17. Bennett, Beth Bourne and Mitchel Nadel, Scarsdale, N.Y. Seller: Susan Portilla Bergeron, Greenwich. Property: 34 Meeting House Road, Greenwich. Amount: $4.9 million. Filed Dec. 18. Bingham, Robert B., Huntsville, N.C. Seller: Jesat H. and Hemant H. Vakil, Danbury. Property: 79 Lawrence Ave., Danbury. Amount: $375,000. Filed Dec. 21. Bosco, Traci Clarke and John, Greenwich. Seller: Vincent J. Cappa, Bradenton, Fla. Property: 3 Loughlin Ave., Cos Cob. Amount: $485,000. Filed Dec. 21. Boulier, Caitlin, Stamford. Seller: Emily M. Zagorski, Westport. Property: 101 Bradley Lane, Westport. Amount: $667,500. Filed Dec. 18.

Evers, May Wan and Steven J. DiCiccio, Greenwich. Seller: Michelle and David J. Dall, Old Greenwich. Property: 21 Cat Rock Road, Greenwich. Amount: $1.5 million. Filed Dec. 17.

Conheeeney, Roseann C. and Thomas J., New Canaan. Seller: Cynthia G. and John C. Crompton, New Canaan. Property: Parcel A, Map 7433, New Canaan. Amount: $5.2 million. Filed Dec. 21.

Ferguson, Linda Taylor and Randall Turlington Ferguson, New Canaan. Seller: Constance R. and Robert J. Colonnese, New Canaan. Property: 533 Cheese Spring Road, New Canaan. Amount: $678,000. Filed Dec. 14.

Conner, John, Norwalk. Seller: Hector Emmanuelli, Norwalk. Property: 10 Arch St., Unit A6, Norwalk. Amount: $87,000. Filed Dec. 17.

Fernandez, Nereida and Robert E., Fairfield. Seller: Betty Jean Guntek, Stratford. Property: 798 to 800 E. Broadway, Stratford. Amount: $185,000. Filed Dec. 24.

Broadbent, Corinne C. and Allan E., Stamford. Seller: Joan R. Woodger, Norwalk. Property: 2 Shepherd Corcoran, Kimberly, Darien. SellSt., Norwalk. Amount: $365,000. er: Michael J. Donnelly, Pittsburg, Flood, Jennifer Robin and Tyler Pa. Property: 25 Bailey Ave, Darien. Yates, Stamford. Seller: Colleen Filed Dec. 17. Polson, Stamford. Property: 1515 Amount: $915,000. Filed Dec. 18. Summer St., Unit 407, Stamford. Brookfield Global Relocation Amount: $375,000. Filed Dec. 17. Services L.L.C., Woodridge, Ill. Cortese, Frank, Greenwich. Seller: Seller: Shannon C. and Adam T. RMS Stone Avenue L.L.C., StamBrill, Redding. Property: 61 Gal- ford. Property: 18 Stone Ave., Unit Flynn, Suzanne M. and Jeffrey lows Hill Road, Redding. Amount: 5, Greenwich. Amount: $579,000. Scott, Westminster, Mass. Seller: $545,000. Filed Dec. 13. Jessica Ann and James E. Salerno, Filed Dec. 21. Tucson, Ariz. Property: 15 Sycamore Court, Bethel. Amount: Brown, Karen E. and Scott A., Cronin, Joy H. and Thomas G., $345,000. Filed Dec. 21. New Canaan. Seller: Joshua P. New Canaan. Seller: R. E. Furbish Kleban, New Canaan. Property: L.L.C., New Canaan. Property: 402 Spring Water Lane, New Ca- 32 Bank St., Unit A, New Canaan. Forbes, Thomas M., Norwalk. naan. Amount: $3.6 million. Filed Amount: $880,000. Filed Dec. 21. Seller: David W. Mitchell, Norwalk. Dec. 17. Property: 57 Van Zant St., Norwalk. Amount: $650,000. Filed Dec. 21. De los Rios, Veronica and Miguel Browning-Lynch, Wendy and A. Barbosa, Riverside. Seller: Randall H. Lynch, Riverside. Kathryn Murphy, Greenwich. Forest Street Properties L.L.C., Seller: Julie Smith and Christo- Property: 1 Highgate Road, River- Southbury. Seller: Philomena G. pher Koppenheffer, Greenwich. side. Amount: $2.6 million. Filed Lowes, Hilton Head, S.C. PropProperty: 17 Welwyn Road, Dec. 17. erty: 21 Forest St., New Canaan. Greenwich. Amount: $3.8 milAmount: $262,500. Filed Dec. 14. lion. Filed Dec. 12. Delaney, Jennifer M. and Colin M., Bethel. Seller: Darlene A. and Giangreggio, Corinne and RoCalzone, Luke, Bethel. Seller: Ohio Rex E. Butcher, S. Dayton, N.Y. berto, Greenwich. Seller: MDRT Investments L.L.C., Enon, Ohio. Property: 106 Dodgingtown Road, L.L.C., Riverside. Property: BenenProperty: 36 Tomahawk Trail, Bethel. Amount: $474,000. Filed son Drive, Riverside. Amount: $1.3 Newtown. Amount: $173,315. Filed Dec. 21. million. Filed Dec. 18. Dec. 18.

Bouscaren, Merriam B. and Anthony G., New Canaan. Seller: Eileen Roper Ast, Wilton. Property: 167 Richmond Hill Road, New Canaan. Amount: $800,000. Filed Carkner, Robert, Secaucus, N.J. Seller: Eustacia and Sean O’Malley, Dec. 18. Matthews, N.C. Property: 16 New Canaan Way, Norwalk. Amount: Bova, Ryan, Stratford. Seller: Laura $620,000. Filed Dec. 21. Rabacs and Michael Shevlin Jr., Stratford. Property: 100 Anson St., Stratford. Amount: $218,500. Filed Carter Development L.L.C., Barrington, R.I. Seller: Richard S. King, Dec. 24. New Canaan. Property: 680 Carter St., New Canaan. Amount: $2.1 Bozzuto, Carolyn B. and Nicho- million. Filed Dec. 13. las J., Darien. Seller: Patricia A. and Bruce L. Baggaley, Darien. Property: 12 Salt Box Lane, Darien. Amount: Chavers, Christina, Stratford. Seller: Wasyl Makijczyk, Strat$1.2 million. Filed Dec. 14. ford. Property: 58 Nichols Terrace, Stratford. Amount: $179,000. Filed Bramble Lane L.L.C., Wolcott. Dec. 13. Seller: Lois Irene and Harold G. Rogers, Stamford. Property: 48 Bramble Lane, Greenwich. Amount: $1.5 mil- Cohen, Jill T. and Sefton D., New Canaan. Seller: David M. McGrath, lion. Filed Dec. 18. Fairfield. Property: 316 Greens Farm Road, Westport. Amount: $1.4 million. Filed Dec. 17.

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Colin, Janet and Victor Colin Contreras, Greenwich. Seller: George Svorka Jr., Greenwich. Property: 176 N. Water St., Greenwich. Amount: $345,000. Filed Dec. 18.

Dellavecchia, Michael, Stratford. Seller: Beneficial Financial I Inc., Mettawa, Ill. Property: 65 Colony St., Stratford. Amount: $165,000. Filed Dec. 18.

Giglio, Christina and Joseph, Newtown. Seller: Helen O. Guston, Bethel. Property: 10 Oxford St., Bethel. Amount: $195,000. Filed Dec. 14.

Destival, Charles A. II, Danbury. Seller: Lori Boncher, Redding. Property: 24 S. Main St., Newtown. Amount: $202,000. Filed Dec. 18.

Grant, Carley and Edward, Norwalk. Seller: Lisa and Luis A. Caruso, Norwalk. Property: 9 Pink Cloud Court, Norwalk. Amount: $400,000. Filed Dec. 19.

Dewitt, Judith A., Stratford. Seller: Robert Reed, Stratford. Property: Grullon, Ana Patricia, Norwalk. 100 Green Valley Road, Stratford. Seller: Woodbury L.L.C., Norwalk. Property: 33 Glenwood Ave., Unit Amount: $215,000. Filed Dec. 14. 3, Norwalk. Amount: $400,000. Filed Dec. 24. Dillon, Jill B. and John S. III, Westport. Seller: Barbara Neiman, Westport. Property: 9 Rice’s Lane, Hammonds, Mary A., BridgeWestport. Amount: $1.05 million. port. Seller: Sell Fast Home Buyers L.L.C., North Haven. Property: 58 Filed Dec. 20. Howard St., Stratford. Amount: $130,000. Filed Dec. 13.


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on the record Hashemian, Lily; Helene Young and Benjamin Schaeffer, Milford. Seller: Wllis A. Tarlton III, Danbury. Property: Lot 35, Map 3314, Newtown. Amount: $342,500. Filed Dec. 18. Hokin, Lauren N., Darien. Seller: Madeline H. and Robert R. Serpico, Norwalk. Property: 99 Highland Ave., Norwalk. Amount: $1.2 million. Filed Dec. 21. Holcomb, Catherine, Stratford. Seller: Emerald City Dreams Investment L.L.C., Stratford. Property: 67 Swanson Ave., Stratford. Amount: $195,000. Filed Dec. 17. Hortick, Linda R. and Edward, Annapolis, Md. Seller: Jill O. and Charles H. Townsend, Norwalk. Property: 4 Harbor Bluff Lane, Norwalk. Amount: $2 million. Filed Dec. 19. Irizarry, Alyxandra and Kyle Morgan, Stratford. Seller: The Bank of New York Mellon, trustee, New York City. Property: 130 Clinton Ave., Stratford. Amount: $155,500. Filed Dec. 19. Ives, Kelly A. and David G., Darien. Seller: Kathryn Sullivan Brindisi and Jon A. Brindisi, New Canaan. Property: 223 Hickok Road, New Canaan. Amount: $1.1 million. Filed Dec. 17. Jackson, Davin A., Stratford. Seller: Stacey Kosarka, Stratford. Property: 140 College St., Stratford. Amount: $228,000. Filed Dec. 19. Jain, Ritu G. and Vineet R., White Plains, N.Y. Seller: Ranjana Shukla, Weston. Property: 3 Pinefield Lane, Weston. Amount: $1.02 million. Filed Dec. 26. Jeevarathnam, Brijesh, Stamford. Seller: Sally Mintz Mann and Anthony E. Mann, Greenwich. Property: 99 Londonderry Drive, Greenwich. Amount: $1.7 million. Filed Dec. 17. Johnson, Helen I. and Eric E., Darien. Seller: Sara A. and Matthew T. Iorio, Greenwich. Property: 46 Stony Brook Road, Darien. Amount: $3.1 million. Filed Dec. 18. Kanonovich, Katsiaryna and Pavel V., Spring Valley, N.Y. Seller: Liberty Development Group L.L.C., Stamford. Property: 59 Liberty St., Unit 41, Stamford. Amount: $312,500. Filed Dec. 17. Kaye, Jeremy E., Greenwich. Seller: Betty Lee and Aaron Stern, Greenwich. Property: 53 Kingletown Road, Greenwich. Amount: $3.5 million. Filed Dec. 18.

Kaye, Jeremy E. Seller: Elaine Baryn and Karl A. Spangenberg, Greenwich. Property: 7 Wynn Lane, Greenwich. Amount: $4.1 million. Filed Dec. 17.

Mahale, Monica and Aniruddha R., New Canaan. Seller: Cynthia H. Dinella and Tracy L. Hardy, coexectrixes, New Canaan. Property: 56 Willowbrook Lane, New Canaan. Amount: $1.04 million. Filed Dec. 18.

Kim, Kari M. and Steven D., Brooklyn, N.Y. Seller: Steven J. DiCicco, Riverside. Property: 12 Marc Antonio, Francesca and Mary Lane, Riverside. Amount: Robert Snider, Redding. Seller: $755,000. Filed Dec. 18. Elizabeth and John Walker, Greenwich. Property: 17 Giles Hill Road, Redding. Amount: $760,000. Filed Konig, Maya B. and Avigdor Dori, Dec. 18. Westport. Seller: Hallie and Garrett Chase, Westport. Property: 14 Hunting Lane, Westport. Amount: Marcel, Erin E. and Brian D. $1.4 million. Filed Dec. 20. Lockhart, Stratford. Seller: Julia L. Whelan, Stratford. Property: 88 Ridge Road, Stratford. Amount: Korinets, Anna and Igor Gitel- $225,000. Filed Dec. 21. man, Riverside. Seller: Marina T. Capel, Riverside. Property: 197 Sheephill Road, Unit C, Riverside. Marcus, Susan E. and Joshua A., Amount: $676,500. Filed Dec. 19. Stratford. Seller: Vincent Lombardo, Stratford. Property: 286 Nassau Road, Stratford. Amount: $344,500. Kuchta, Donna M. and John A., Filed Dec. 24. Norwalk. Seller: Mary B. Malyska, Orange. Property: 403B Montauk Lane, Stratford. Amount: $165,000. Martins, Brenda L. and Matthew Filed Dec. 24. Salerno, Stratford. Seller: Mary Ann and George H. Dorr, Stratford. Property: 1700 Broadbridge Ave., Labella, Melissa A. and Vincent Stratford. Amount: $128,500. Filed Anthony Jr., Newtown. Seller: Dec. 20. Gary Platt L.L.C., Southbury. Property: Lot 31, Map 7299 7300, Newtown. Amount: $597,000. Filed Marz, Carissa B. and Iorav, RidgeDec. 17. field. Seller: Christine D. and Brock T. Saxe, New Canaan. Property: 79 Sunrise Ave., New Canaan. Amount: Larkin, Loren and Sean, New Ca- $1.05 million. Filed Dec. 13. naan. Seller: Regina and Sean W. Dowling, Old Greenwich. Property: 104 Huckleberry Hill Road, New Massey, Laura and Alan J., Port Canaan. Amount: $930,000. Filed Chester, N.Y. Seller: Jennifer M. and Dec. 12. Collin M. Delaney, Bethel. Property: 138 Rockwell Road, Bethel. Amount: $315,000. Filed Dec. 18. Lauer, Barbara A. and Christopher H., Bethel. Seller: Jeanne M. Vura, Bethel. Property: 10 Caldwell Maurath, Thomas M., Bethel. Terrace, Unit 2602, Bethel. Amount: Seller: Alpha Beta Holdings $319,000. Filed Dec. 18. L.L.C., Bethel. Property: 7 Grand St., Bethel. Amount: $440,000. Filed Dec. 14. Leader, Robin Zisson and Adam, Scarsdale, N.Y. Seller: Nancy S. Zasson, Greenwich. Property: 14 Stony McAvoy, Susanne S., Darien. Wilde Lane, Greenwich. Amount: Seller: Kimberly A. Corcoran, $1.5 million. Filed Dec. 19. Darien. Property: 17 Sunset Road, Darien. Amount: $1.5 million. Filed Dec. 18. LeMoine, Jessica and Glenn, Stamford. Seller: Arena Development L.L.C., Stamford. Prop- Michols, Christopher, Stratford. erty: 67 Pershing Ave., Stamford. Seller: Violet M. Maslar, Stratford. Amount: $652,400. Filed Dec. 17. Property: 311B Navaho Lane, Stratford. Amount: $137,000. Filed Dec. 13. Livingston, Samantha Michael and Julien Buisson, Norwalk. Seller: Emmeline Ternier, Nor- Molinari, Ronni M. and Gioel walk. Property: 42 Forbell Drive, M., Seller: Jennifer Graffam Wink Norwalk. Amount: $270,000. Filed and Christopher Warren Wink, Dec. 19. Property: 7 Plunkett Place, Westport. Amount: $4.05 million. Filed Dec. 21. Lockwood, Paige Winkler and Robert, White Plains, N.Y. Seller: Lia S. Stites, Bethel. Property: Mootabar, Nava and Navid, 5 Terry Drive, Bethel. Amount: Greenwich. Seller: Alison and Aar$320,000. Filed Dec. 14. on Eigas, Stamford. Property: 14 Dwight Lane, Greenwich. Amount: $2.9 million. Filed Dec. 21.

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Morgan, Jennifer M. and William D. Ward, New York City. Seller: Sara L. and Bryan P. Murphy, Darien. Property: 17 Pleasant St., Darien. Amount: $2.2 million. Filed Dec. 18.

Runco, Denise and Robert Giantaliso, Darien. Seller: Laura A. Blumenthal and Christoffer R. Lionetti, Darien. Property: 31 Fairview Ave., Darien. Amount: $925,000. Filed Dec. 13.

Motta, Maria C. and Rosa Y., Stratford. Seller: Walter Radziwill, Stratford. Property: 337 Booth St., Stratford. Amount: $186,250. Filed Dec. 21.

Sable, Jason, Stamford. Seller: Julie F. and Patrick F. Blois, Greenwich. Property: 14 Buckingham Lane, Greenwich. Amount: $1.1 million. Filed Dec. 21.

Muir, Caroline M. and Robert, Westport. Seller: 26 Buena Vista L.L.C., Westport. Property: 26 Buena Vista Drive, Westport. Amount: $2.6 million. Filed Dec. 17.

Saridakis, Ann and Peter, New Canaan. Seller: Sang Myong Oh, New Canaan. Property: 56 Birchwood Ave., New Canaan. Amount: $800,000. Filed Dec. 21.

Stansberry, Alison C. and Michael A., Stratford. Seller: Jeanne M. and David R. LoStracco, Stratford. Property: 371 Bridgeview Place, Stratford. Amount: $385,000. Filed Dec. 18.

Munz, Ryan M., Mahopec, N.Y. Seller: Max Jaeger, New York City. Property: 127 Greyrock Place, Unit 1011, Stamford. Amount: $228,000. Filed Dec. 17.

Saxe, Christine D. and Brock T., New Canaan. Seller: Leslie H. and William J. Hecker Jr., New Canaan. Property: 105 Wahackme Road, New Canaan. Amount: $1.8 million. Filed Dec. 19.

Stetsenko, Ronni Lynn and Dennis I., Riverside. Seller: Catherine and Zvi Eiref, Princeton, N.J. Property: 62 Lockwood Lane, Riverside. Amount: $1.4 million. Filed Dec. 18.

Serpico, Madeline H. and Robert R., Norwalk. Seller: Virginia C. and Robert D. Martin, Norwalk. Property: 19 Shagbark Road, Norwalk. Amount: $1.3 million. Filed Dec. 20.

Szostak, Stephanie A. and Britt A., New York City. Seller: Rebecca Gertsmark Oren and Ben Oren, Westport. Property: 50 Cranbury Road, Westport. Amount: $1.4 million. Filed Dec. 20.

Osterman, Phyllis and L. Thomas, Stamford. Seller: Maryann N. and Jay W. Chai, Riverside. Property: 631 Long Ridge Road, Unit 11, Stamford. Amount: $1.6 million. Filed Dec. 17.

Shapiro, Michelle U. and Scott A., Norwalk. Seller: Sir-23 Rayfield L.L.C., Westport. Property: 23 Rayfield Road, Westport. Amount: $1.4 million. Filed Dec. 19.

Taylor, Amy and Ronnie, Hoboken, N.J. Seller: Deborah A. and William J. Stenger, Norwalk. Property: 65 Chestnut Hill Road, Norwalk. Amount: $963,000. Filed Dec. 19.

Peterkin, Sean, Wilton. Seller: Coulson K. Duerksen and Roy Wright Jr., Weston. Property: 24 Steep Hill Road, Weston. Amount: $810,000. Filed Dec. 26.

Shreve, Erin L. and Theron E., Stratford. Seller: Joanne E. and John P. Mulvey, Stratford. Property: 133 Cutspring Road, Stratford. Amount: $360,000. Filed Dec. 14.

Thompson, Justin S., Norwalk. Seller: Catalina and William W. Warrick, Norwalk. Property: 5 Woodley Lane, Norwalk. Amount: $255,000. Filed Dec. 21.

Peterson, Jessica and Robyn W., New Canaan. Seller: Carol H. and Mark A. Dacey, Norwalk. Property: 63 Adams Lane, New Canaan. Amount: $1.7 million. Filed Dec. 21.

Siever, Tatiana and David, Darien. Seller: Min Chang and Massimiliano DeSantis, Darien. Property: 14 Park Place, Darien. Amount: $880,000. Filed Dec. 14.

Toth, Craig S., Newtown, Pa. Seller: Susan Walker McNulty and Richard J. McNulty, Newtown. Property: 182 Boggs Hill Road, Newtown. Amount: $438,000. Filed Dec. 19.

Sigurdardottir, Nanna H. and Severin S. White, New Canaan. Seller: Windrow Lane L.L.C., New Canaan. Property: 69 Windrow Lane, New Canaan. Amount: $995,000. Filed Dec. 21.

Urena, Vanessa and Christopher Mojica, Norwalk. Seller: Nicholas A. Laganza, Stamford. Property: 71 Aiken St., Unit G12, Norwalk. Amount: $260,000. Filed Dec. 21.

O’Connor, Mary E. Wentzel and Christopher B., New Canaan. Seller: Lauren Glasser Dayya, New Canaan. Property: Lot 1, Map 1881, New Canaan. Amount: $1.7 million. Filed Dec. 20.

Phillips, Joanne and George Justin, Westport. Seller: Karen A. and James M. Tricarico, Westport. Property: 5 Forest Drive, Westport. Amount: $2.7 million. Filed Dec. 17.

Silvestro, Nicole Marie, New CaRabiu, Aisa and Basiru Danazu- naan. Seller: Joy M. Golden, Normi, Norwalk. Seller: Fakhura and walk. Property: 609 Foxboro Drive, Abdul G. Skakir, Norwalk. Prop- Norwalk. Amount: $388,000. Filed erty: 34 Olmstead Place, Norwalk. Dec. 20. Amount: $366,000. Filed Dec. 18. Rosenfeld, Eren T. and John P. Dunne, Brooklyn, N.Y. Seller: Kirsten Ursem and Edwin Dewill, Sandy Hook. Property: 16 Mountain Laurel Lane, Sandy Hook. Amount: $610,000. Filed Dec. 18.

Smirniotopoulos, Donna M., Norwalk. Seller: Jill S. and Aaron J. Mason, Norwalk. Property: 18 Shorefront Park, Norwalk. Amount: $540,000. Filed Dec. 21. Smith, Julie and Christopher Koppenheffer, Riverside. Seller: Karen E. and Scott A. Brown, New Canaan. Property: 293 Weed St., New Canaan. Amount: $2.5 million. Filed Dec. 14.

Souza, Fabiola G. and Hugo M., New York City. Seller: Sonia Mihelic, Westport. Property: 34 Roseville Road, Westport. Amount: $1.5 million. Filed Dec. 18. Stafstrom, Crystal M., Stamford. Seller: Eastside Development Association L.L.C., Stamford. Property: 850 E. Main St., Unit 418, Stamford. Amount: $339,000. Filed Dec. 17.

Varaclariaja, Vidhya and Satish Sampath, Greenwich. Seller: Alan Centofani, Greenwich. Property: 23 Mianus View Terrace, Greenwich. Amount: $940,000. Filed Dec. 18. Vieira, Pamela and Patrick M. Tucci, Darien. Seller: Karen A. and Peter P. Putrimas, Norwalk. Property: 469 Flax Hill Road, Norwalk. Amount: $746,250. Filed Dec. 21. Vincent, Erin T. and Matthew D., New Canaan. Seller: Donald McIntyre, New Canaan. Property: 65 Chichester Road, New Canaan. Amount: $2.3 million. Filed Dec. 21.


on the record Vitti, Michael W., Stamford. Seller: Ronald C. Morse, Stamford. Property: 794 High Ridge Road, Stamford. Amount: $382,000. Filed Dec. 17.

Crawford, Patrick, et al. Creditor: Bank of America N.A., Plano, Texas. Property: 365 Roosevelt Ave., Stratford. Judgment of foreclosure has passed. Filed Dec. 18.

Bent, Maureen, Bethel. $4,117.28, in favor of Danbury Hospital, Danbury, by Robert L. Peat, Danbury. Property: 3 Ann Terrace, Bethel. Filed Dec. 19.

Wahlberg, Jay, Easton. Seller: Mark C. Turcotte, Monroe. Property: Boat Slip 92, 100 Breakers Lane, Stratford. Amount: $31,000. Filed Dec. 19.

DiIorio, Guiseppe, et al. Creditor: U.S Bank N.A., Horsham, Pa. Property: 52 Osborne Ave., Norwalk. Judgment of foreclosure has passed. Filed Dec. 19.

Brosseau, Keith D., Norwalk. $693.16, in favor of Capital One N.A., Richmond Va., by Russell L. London, Newington. Property: 26 Birchside Drive, Norwalk. Filed Dec. 26.

Weatherley, Susan W. and John S., New Canaan. Seller: 98 Woodland L.L.C., New Canaan. Property: 98 Woodland Road, New Canaan. Amount: $2.4 million. Filed Dec. 20.

Ovalle, Edgar O., et al. Creditor: Bank of America N.A., Plano, Texas. Property: 1072 E. Main St., Unit 15-C-3, Stamford. Judgment of foreclosure has passed. Filed Dec. 18.

Wells, Lawrence A., Stratford. Seller: Victor James Ellis Estate, Stratford. Property: 59 Freeman Ave., Stratford. Amount: $123,000. Filed Dec. 21.

Pazmino, Aurora, et al. Creditor: Wells Fargo Bank N.A., Frederick, Md. Property: 140 Grove St., Unit G-4D, Stamford. Judgment of foreclosure has passed. Filed Dec. 19.

Williams, Kerri J. and Michael E., Newtown. Seller: Kristen C. Petit, Newtown. Property: 63 High Rock Road, Newtown. Amount: $549,000. Filed Dec. 20.

Rosenfeld, Roger C., et al. Creditor: Newtown Savings Bank, Newtown. Property: 24 Samuelson Road, Weston. Judgment of fore- Davis, Gertrude, Stamford. closure has passed. Filed Dec. 20. $1,574.42, in favor of Capital One N.A., Richmond Va., by Stephen A. Wiener, East Hartford. Property: 700 Summer St., Apt. 2N, Stamford. JUDGMENTS Filed Dec. 26. 1075 Honespot Road L.L.C., Stratford. $2,360.48, in favor of Ford Mo- Falconieri, Epifanio, Stratford. tor Credit Co. L.L.C., Livonia, Mich., $4,468, in favor of United Illumiby Nair & Levin P.C., Bloomfield. nating Co., New Haven, by Nair Property: 1075 Honeyspot Road, & Levin, Bloomfield. Property: 30 Stratford. Filed Dec. 21. Overland Drive, Stratford. Filed Dec. 21. Adams, Suzanne aka Suzanne Engel, Norwalk. $11,365.87, in fa- Fredericks-McKeon, Jodie and vor of Connecticut Light and Power Gerard McKeon, Stratford. Co., Hartford, by Alexander G. Sny- $3,658.27, in favor of United Illumider. Property: 1 Linden Heights, nating Co., New Haven, by Nair & Norwalk. Filed Dec. 17. Levin, Bloomfield. Property: 6469 Main St., Stratford. Filed Dec. 21. Amico, Bruce J., Bethel. $3,755.78, in favor of Citibank N.A., Sioux Grant, Deanna and Jason, StratFalls, S.D., by Stephen A. Wiener, ford. $2,695.84, in favor of Milford East Hartford. Property: 17 Maple Hospital, Milford, by Richard Terry, Row, Bethel. Filed Dec. 17. Hamden. Property: 230 Kings Row, Stratford. Filed Dec. 17. Arcudi, Joseph, Westport. $13,741.87, in favor of Midland Hammershoy, Thomas, Bethel. Funding L.L.C., San Diego, Calif., $543, in favor of CT Family Orby Stephen A. Wiener, East Hart- thopedics, Windsor, by Jeffrey T. ford. Property: 4 Jonathan Lane, Schuyler, North Britain. Property: Westport. Filed Dec. 17. 65 Benedict Road, Bethel. Filed Dec. 17. Barrett, Nicole, Norwalk. $3,497.69, in favor of Midland Hanley, Judith, Darien. $9,193.23, Funding L.L.C., San Diego, Calif., in favor of Midland Funding by Stephen A. Wiener, East Hart- L.L.C., San Diego, Calif., by Steford. Property: 31 Dry Hill Road, phen A. Wiener, East Hartford. Norwalk. Filed Dec. 17. Property: 371 West Ave., Darien. Filed Dec. 17.

Wilson, Nicole A., Stratford. Seller: Allan Liquerman, Stratford. Property: 449 Burrit Ave., Stratford. Amount: $72,500. Filed Dec. 17. Woolridge, Jessica, Bridgeport. Seller: Michael E. Smith, Stratford. Property: 706 Riverdale Drive, Stratford. Amount: $500,000. Filed Dec. 20. Zealand, Elise and Scott S. Balber, New York City. Seller: Anne L. and Timothy L. Davies, Westport. Property: 112 Hillspoint Road, Westport. Amount: $1.1 million. Filed Dec. 17.

FORECLOSURES Bradley, Benjamin, et al. Creditor: Deutsche Bank National Trust, trustee, Los Angeles, Calif. Property: 29 Orchard St., Stamford. Judgment of foreclosure has passed. Filed Dec. 26. Braverman, Steven P. Creditor: Pinpat Acquisition Corp., Stamford. Property: 1038 Lake Ave., Greenwich. Judgment of foreclosure has passed. Filed Dec. 18. Chiapetta, Nicole V. and Joseph M. Creditor: People’s United Bank, Bridgeport. Property: 44 Mohawk Trail, Stamford. Judgment of foreclosure has passed. Filed Dec. 17.

Campana, Margaret A., Stamford. $1,321.47, in favor of Ford Motor Credit Co. L.L.C., Livonia, Mich., by Nair & Levin P.C., Bloomfield. Property: 51 Schuyler Ave., Unit 3D, Stamford. Filed Dec. 20. Daniels, Linda D., Westport. $23,389.04, in favor of RAB Performance Recoveries L.L.C., Paramus, N.J., by Stephen A. Wiener, East Hartford. Property: 5 Fragrant Pines Court, Westport. Filed Dec. 17.

Hicks, Fleda M., Norwalk. $541.31, in favor of Capital One N.A., Richmond Va., by Russell L. London, Newington. Property: 100 San Vincenzo Place, Apt. 20, Norwalk. Filed Dec. 26.

Ruiz, Julio, Stamford. $2,543.20, in favor of Midland Funding L.L.C., San Diego, Calif., by Stephen A. Wiener, East Hartford. Property: 84 Seaside Ave., Apt. 1B, Stamford. Filed Dec. 17.

Vargasrengifo, Arbey, Stamford. $1,225.37, in favor of Capital One N.A., Richmond Va., by Russell L. London, Newington. Property: 30 Remington St., Apt. 1, Stamford. Filed Dec. 28.

Hunt, Delores, Stratford. $2,860.58, in favor of Educap Inc., Sterling Va., by Edward D. Jacobs, New York City. Property: 243 Barnum Terrace, Stratford. Filed Dec. 17.

Simmons, Myriam, Weston. $478.35, in favor of Ridgefield Diagnostics, Danbury, by Robert L. Peat. Property: 34 Trails End Road, Weston. Filed Dec. 20.

Wahba, S., Greenwich. $27,751.87, in favor of American Express Centurion Bank, New York City, by Abraham M. Hoffmann, Trumbull. Property: 111 Byram Shore Road, Grenwich. Filed Dec. 21.

Kokot, Jaroslaw, Weston. $2,281.50, in favor of Citibank N.A., Sioux Falls, S.D., by Stephen A. Wiener, East Hartford. Property: 93 Blue Spruce Circle, Weston. Filed Dec. 26. Matias,Alberto, Stratford. $3,931.16, in favor of United Illuminating Co., New Haven, by Nair & Levin, Bloomfield. Property: 117 Warwick Ave., Stratford. Filed Dec. 21.

Slaughter, Grace, Norwalk. $4,406.31, in favor of Portfolio Recovery Associates L.L.C., Norfolk, Va., by Stephen A. Wiener, East Hartford. Property: 21 W. Main St., Apt. CL, Norwalk. Filed Dec. 17. Stroman, Aleana, Norwalk. $4,015.67, in favor of Capital One N.A., Richmond Va., by Russell L. London, Newington. Property: 137 Scribner Ave., Norwalk. Filed Dec. 26.

Mendoza, Renzo J., Norwalk. $590.76, in favor of Capital One N.A., Richmond Va., by Russell L. London, Newington. Property: 221 New Canaan Ave., Norwalk. Filed Dec. 26.

Wilson, Gary W., Greenwich. $2,484.33, in favor of Ford Motor Credit Co. L.L.C., Livonia, Mich., by Nair & Levin P.C., Bloomfield. Property: 12 Irvine Road, Old Greenwich. Filed Dec. 19.

LIENS

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Stroman, Samuel, Norwalk. $306, in favor of Bridgeport Radiology Association, Bridgeport, by Jeffrey Pollak, Inna, 2 Windrose Way, T. Schuyler, North Britain. Prop- Greenwich. $44,076.91, tax debt on erty: 137 Scribner Ave., Norwalk. income earned. Filed Dec. 19. Filed Dec. 24. Pollak, Leonid, 2 Windrose Way, Morales, Marvin, Stratford. Tamburro, Antonietta, Stamford. Greenwich. $44,076.91, tax debt on $3,767.42, in favor of Citibank $12,912.09, in favor of U.S. Equities income earned. Filed Dec. 19. N.A., Sioux Falls, S.D., by Stephen Corp., South Salem, N.Y., by Linda A. Wiener, East Hartford. Property: Strumpf, New Canaan. Property: 3 East St., Stratford. Filed Dec. 26. 88 Alpine St., Stamford. Filed Dec. FEDERAL TAX LIENS21. PARTIAL RELEASE Morales, Orlando, Stamford. Thomas, Manuela, Darien. $869.20, in favor of Greenwich $12,959.73, in favor of Equable AsHospital, Greenwich, by Richard cent Financial L.L.C., Northbrook, Bacon, Suzanne L., 140 PumpTerry, Hamden. Property: 273 Ill., by Julie B. Solomon, Albany, kin Ground Place, Stratford. Culloden Road, Stamford. Filed N.Y. Property: 34 Tory Hole Road, $11,495.25, tax debt on income Darien. Filed Dec. 14. earned. Filed Dec. 17. Dec. 17. Pratt, Robert A., Norwalk. $3,723.34, in favor of Capital One N.A., Richmond Va., by Russell L. London, Newington. Property: 27 Honey Hill Road, Norwalk. Filed Dec. 26. Ramirez, Stella, Norwalk. $1,632.41, in favor of Capital One N.A., Richmond Va., by Russell L. London, Newington. Property: 38 Center Ave., Norwalk. Filed Dec. 26.

Tresca, Joseph, Bethel. $2,005.88, in favor of Danbury Hospital, Danbury, by Robert L. Peat, Danbury. Property: 21 Partridge Drive, Bethel. Filed Dec. 21.

Bacon, Suzanne L., 140 Pumpkin Ground Place, Stratford. $21,846.38, tax debt on income earned. Filed Dec. 17.

Bacon, Suzanne L., 140 PumpTresca, Susan, Bethel. $573.90, in kin Ground Place, Stratford. favor of Western Connecticut Med- $26,011.92, tax debt on income ical Group, Danbury, by Robert L. earned. Filed Dec. 17. Peat, Danbury. Property: 21 Partridge Drive, Bethel. Filed Dec. 21. Vodola, Allison aka Allison Rimany, 69 Maple St., Darien. Ruggieri, Anthony W., Nor- Vaillant, Gustavo, Norwalk. $17,252.25, tax debt on income walk. $1,435.88, in favor of Capi- $3,646.58, in favor of Capital One earned. Filed Dec. 18. tal One N.A., Richmond Va., by N.A., Richmond Va., by Russell L. Russell L. London, Newington. London, Newington. Property: 37 Property: 10 Sheila Court, Nor- Ledgewood Drive, Norwalk. Filed walk. Filed Dec. 26. Dec. 26.

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on the record FEDERAL TAX LIENSREFILE NOTICE

Lucero, Maria and Antonio, 57 Soundview Ave., Stamford. $20,433.14, tax debt on income earned. Filed Dec. 19.

Bonis, Dawn M. and James E., 45 Blueberry Hill Road, Redding. Mathias, Gail H., 25 Old King’s $71,040.45, tax debt on income Highway, Weston. $40,075.28, earned. Filed Dec. 17. tax debt on income earned. Filed Dec. 26.

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McAvey, Ann C. and James P., 238 Black Rock Turnpike, Redding. $41,011.65, tax debt on income earned. Filed Dec. 17.

Bacon, Suzanne L., 140 Pumpkin Ground Place, Stratford. Obrien, R. Jr., 5522 Main St., Strat$33,130.42, tax debt on income ford. $689,028.44, tax debt on inearned. Filed Dec. 17. come earned. Filed Dec. 17. Burke, James J., 17 Appletree Lane, Darien. $45,000, tax debt on income earned. Filed Dec. 17.

Paulson, Terri S. and Clifford A., 36 Crescent Road, Riverside. $40,097.98, tax debt on income earned. Filed Dec. 17.

Dejkunchorn, Pichitra, 17 Radio Place, Stamford. $43,223.34, Sclafani, Augustus T., 6 Burlingtax debt on income earned. Filed ton Court, Norwalk. $48,192.79, Dec. 19. tax debt on income earned. Filed Dec. 17. Frye, Leila M.V. and PierreChristopher D., 120 Morgan St., Sperrazza, Dyanna and Jorge Unit 411B, Stamford. $10,848.72, Higuera, 1 Lawrence St., Norwalk. tax debt on income earned. Filed $2,465.44, tax debt on income Dec. 28. earned. Filed Dec. 24. Gavay-Gesauldi, C. and Carl Gesauldi, 30 Little Brook Lane, Newtown. $155,599.44, tax debt on income earned. Filed Dec. 17.

Tamucci, Jeffrey A., 2 Woodland Court, Norwalk. $29,743.76, tax debt on income earned. Filed Dec. 24.

Giant Maple Farm, 127 Erskine Road, Stamford. $29,545.10, payroll taxes. Filed Dec. 19.

William Dexter L.L.C., P.O. Box 338, Georgetown. $23,090.45, payroll taxes. Filed Dec. 17.

Grecco, David, 192 New Canaan Ave., Norwalk. $17,624.11, payroll taxes. Filed Dec. 17.

William Dexter L.L.C., P.O. Box 338, Georgetown. $6,255.12, payroll taxes. Filed Dec. 17.

Hadous-Ferry, Kelly A., 10 Over Rock Lane, Westport. $62,110.02, tax debt on income earned. Filed Dec. 17.

Young, James K., 490 Huntington Road, Stratford. $144,480.59, tax debt on income earned. Filed Dec. 17.

Hewitt, Guy, 20 Maple St., Darien. $477,091.55, tax debt on income earned. Filed Dec. 17.

MECHANIC’S LIENSFILED

Kaoud Bros, 27-B Danbury Road, Wilton. $31,687.15, payroll taxes. Hamilton, Anne and Neil, New Canaan. Filed by Airplus Inc., NorFiled Dec. 17. walk, by Kim Kiriazidis. Property: 87 Oak St., New Canaan. Amount: Kriz, Joseph A., 396 Danbury $16,500. Filed Dec. 13. Road, Wilton. $2,673.66, failure to file or file correct information reIslamic Cultural Center of New turns. Filed Dec. 17. York, Stamford. Filed by Albakos USA Builders, Westport, by Hasim Labow, Marshall, 443 Webbs Hill Avdiu. Property: 1558 Washington Road, Stamford. $162,857.91, tax Blvd., Stamford. Amount: $22,050. debt on income earned. Filed Dec. 19. Filed Dec. 21.

Wilson, Veronica, Stratford. Filed by IEN Investments L.L.C., Fairfield, by Ikechkwn Nwagwn. Property: 168 Wainwright Place, Stratford. Amount: $13,500. Filed Dec. 26.

Calcano, Gladys, et al., Stamford. Filed by William W. Ward, Stamford, for Stamford Water Pollution Control Authority, Stamford. Property: 220 Wardwell St., Stamford. Action: to foreclose on a sewer use lien. Filed Dec. 28.

MECHANIC’S LIENSRELEASED

Carillo, Roberto, et al., Stamford. Filed by Karen J. Lucien, Hartford, for Citimortgage Inc., O’Fallon, Mo. Property: 128 Ludlow St., Unit Birchenough, Anne and Don, E, Stamford. Action: to foreclose a Greenwich. Filed by Persico Con- delinquent mortgage in the original struction Inc., Greenwich, by Joseph principal amount of, $284,000, datMelendez. Property: 59 Burning ed December 2006. Filed Dec. 21. Tree Road, Greenwich. Amount: $334,519.02. Filed Dec. 21. Cartun, Darby and Allan J., et al., Greenwich. Filed by Adrienne Gourlay, Patricia and Matthew, Roach, Hartford, for U.S Bank Darien. Filed by First Step Land- N.A., trustee, Salt Lake City, Utah. scaping Inc., by Luis F. Castenada. Property: 585 Round Hill Road, Property: 60 Blueberry Lane, Greenwich. Action: to foreclose a Darien. Amount: $3,779.12. Filed delinquent mortgage in the origiDec. 20. nal principal amount of, $2.4 million, dated December 2006. Filed Dec. 18. Tracy, Kathleen and Nicholas Greiner, Redding. Filed by Natale Ruisi Jr., Westport. Property: 163 Castano, Gloria and Luz Castro, Sunset Hill Road, Redding. Amount: Stratford. Filed by Anne R. Hoyt, $456,946.18. Filed Dec. 19. Hartford, for Deutsche Bank National Trust, trustee, Los Angeles, Calif. Property: 122 Adams St., LIS PENDENS Stratford. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the origiAchelus, Sandra Dieudonne nal principal amount of, $268,000, and Frantz, Stamford. Filed by dated June 2006. Filed Dec. 14. William W. Ward, Stamford, for Stamford Water Pollution Control Authority, Stamford. Property: 453 Davis, Darwin N. Jr., et al., StamCove Road, Stamford. Action: to ford. Filed by Tamar T.J. Blazer, foreclose on a sewer use lien. Filed Stamford, for Woodside Green Association inc., Stamford. Property: Dec. 26. 112 Woodside Green, Unit 1121A, Stamford. Action: to foreclose Alceac, Carminthe P.L. and on unpaid common charges. Filed Raynald, Stamford. Filed by Mark Dec. 27. A. Piech, Farmington, for JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., Columbus, Ohio. Property: 63 Stephen St., Denton Realty L.L.C., et al., StamStamford. Action: to foreclose a ford. Filed by William W. Ward, delinquent mortgage in the origi- Stamford, for Stamford Water Polnal principal amount of, $359,000, lution Control Authority, Stamford. dated February 2005. Filed Dec. 20. Property: 27 High St., Stamford. Action: to foreclose on a sewer use lien. Filed Dec. 26. Anderson, David J., et al., Stratford. Filed by Adrienne Roach, Hartford, for Suntrust Mortgage DiCarlucci, Lena, Norwalk. Filed Inc., Richmond, Va. Property: 380 by Dmitri P. Tourinas, Southport, Swanson Ave., Stratford. Action: to for Riverview East Condominium foreclose a delinquent mortgage in Association Inc., Norwalk. Propthe original principal amount of, erty: 8 Silvermine Ave., Unit 13, $205,000, dated November 2007. Norwalk. Action: to foreclose on unpaid common charges. Filed Filed Dec. 14. Dec. 11. Armstead, Kim, et al., Greenwich. Filed by Mario Arena, Hartford, for The Bank of New York Mellon, trustee, New York City. Property: 2 Hassake Road, Greenwich. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of, $536,000, dated August 2004. Filed Dec. 19.

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DiCarlucci, Lena, Norwalk. Filed by Dmitri P. Tourinas, Southport, for Riverview East Condominium Association Inc., Norwalk. Property: 63 Ward St., Unit B-13, Norwalk. Action: to foreclose on unpaid common charges. Filed Dec. 18.

Ekambaram, Ganesh, Norwalk. Filed by Adrienne Roach, Hartford, for Capital One Bank, Richmond, Va. Property: 27 Lowe St., Norwalk. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $567,200, dated September 2005. Filed Dec. 18.

Gusick, Robin and David, et al., Westport. Filed by Karen J. Lucien, Hartford, for The Bank of New York Mellon, trustee, New York City. Property: 61 Hillandale Road, Westport. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $520,000, dated July 2004. Filed Dec. 19.

Escalante, Nancy and Oswin G. Portillo, Stamford. Filed by Adam L. Avallone, Farmington, for U.S Bank N.A., trustee, Salt Lake City, Utah. Property: 141 Lockwood Ave., Stamford. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $504,000, dated February 2006. Filed Dec. 27.

Hines, Myrtle, et al., Stamford. Filed by William W. Ward, Stamford, for Stamford Water Pollution Control Authority, Stamford. Property: 293 Fairfield Ave., Stamford. Action: to foreclose on a sewer use lien. Filed Dec. 28.

Finkel, Lauren Berger and Bryan I., Greenwich. Filed by Karen J. Lucien, Hartford, for E*Trade Bank, Arlington, Va. Property: 37 Angus Lane, Greenwich. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $745,000, dated September 2003. Filed Dec. 20. Fulton, April L. and Robert A., Newtown. Filed by Douglas Sauvé, Hartford, for The Bank of New York Mellon, trustee, New York City. Property: Cherry St., Newtown. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $225,000, dated December 2006. Filed Dec. 17. Gabriele, Eugenia and Luca, et al., Greenwich. Filed by Kristen Boyle, Hartford, for The Bank of New York Mellon, trustee, New York City. Property: 15 Arthur St., Greenwich. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $770,000, dated July 2007. Filed Dec. 20. Gallegos, Martin, Norwalk. Filed by Kevin M. Casini, Hartford, for U.S Bank N.A., trustee, Salt Lake City, Utah. Property: 37 Summit Ave., Norwalk. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $358,000, dated May 2005. Filed Dec. 21. Gaudiano, William, et al., Stamford. Filed by William W. Ward, Stamford, for Stamford Water Pollution Control Authority, Stamford. Property: 20 Woodrow St., Stamford. Action: to foreclose on a sewer use lien. Filed Dec. 28. Grasty, Cassandra, exectrix, et al., Stamford. Filed by William W. Ward, Stamford, for Stamford Water Pollution Control Authority, Stamford. Property: 13 E. Walnut St., Stamford. Action: to foreclose on a sewer use lien. Filed Dec. 26.

Lahr, Camille and Charles F., Stratford. Filed by Erika L. Mascaro, Farmington, for HSBC Bank USA N.A., Buffalo, N.Y. Property: 155 Lambert Drive, Stratford. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $187,000, dated March 2005. Filed Dec. 21. Lewis, Catherine R., et al., Stratford. Filed by Mario Arena, Hartford, for Castle Peak 2012-I Loan Trust Mortgage, Minneapolis, Minn. Property: 473 Birdseye St., Stratford. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $112,000, dated April 2007. Filed Dec. 13. Medas, Elaine, Norwalk. Filed by Dmitri P. Tourinas, Southport, for Riverview East Condominium Association Inc., Norwalk. Property: 63 Ward St., Unit B-4, Norwalk. Action: to foreclose on unpaid common charges. Filed Dec. 18. Mirska-Orrico, Jody, Greenwich. Filed by Loren M. Bisberg, Farmington, for The Bank of New York Mellon, trustee, New York City. Property: 31 Cos Cob Ave., Cos Cob. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $1.07 million, dated March 2007. Filed Dec. 18. Montes, Estelita Rocio, et al., Stamford. Filed by Jeffrey M. Knickerboxer, Hartford, for JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., Columbus, Ohio. Property: 3 Middlebury St., Stamford. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $630,000, dated November 2007. Filed Dec. 26. Neenan, John E., et al., Stamford. Filed by Steven G. Berg, Norwalk, for The Windemere Condominium Inc., Stamford. Property: 300 Broad St., Unit 104, Stamford. Action: to foreclose on unpaid common charges and assessments. Filed Dec. 27.


on the record Nieves, Beatriz; Ruben Crespo and Dioslee Figueroa, Stamford. Filed by Tamar T.J. Blazer, Stamford, for Crosswinds Condominium Association Inc., Stamford. Property: 30 Glenbrook Road, Unit C-2, Stamford. Action: to foreclose on unpaid common charges. Filed Dec. 27.

Randazzo, Rita D., et al., Norwalk. Filed by Jeffrey M. Knickerboxer, Hartford, for Bank of America N.A., Charlotte, N.C. Property: 1 Columbine Lane, Norwalk. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $350,000, dated April 2006. Filed Dec. 18.

Sheperd, Lloyd, et al., Stamford. Filed by Karen E. McArthur, Armonk, N.Y., for U.S Bank N.A., trustee, Salt Lake City, Utah. Property: 119 Lafayette St., Stamford. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $420,000, dated November 2003. Filed Dec. 26.

Park, Mi Sook and Jin Soo, New Canaan. Filed by Erik Loftus, East Hartford, for Citibank N.A., Sioux Falls S.D. Property: 131 Weed St., New Canaan. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage dated November 2005. Filed Dec. 19.

Ratan, Syed Salim, et al., Stamford. Filed by William W. Ward, Stamford, for the Stamford Water Pollution Control Authority, Stamford. Property: 29 Frisbie St., Stamford. Action: to foreclose on a sewer use lien. Filed Dec. 24.

Stillwater Realty Inc., et al., Stamford. Filed by William W. Ward, Stamford, for Stamford Water Pollution Control Authority, Stamford. Property: 118 Stillwater Ave., Stamford. Action: to foreclose on a sewer use lien. Filed Dec. 28.

Patchen, Danielle R. and Christopher M, et al., Norwalk. Filed by Loren M. Bisberg, Farmington, for Everbank, Islandia, N.Y. Property: 4 Beechwood Road, Norwalk. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $324,750, dated February 2009. Filed Dec. 18.

Robinson, Mona C., et al., Norwalk. Filed by Leanne M. Larson, Portland, for Highpoint Association Inc., Norwalk. Property: 187 Flax Hill Road, Unit 6-11, Norwalk. Action: to foreclose a lien held by the plaintiff against real property. Filed Dec. 24.

Sturtevant, David, et al., Norwalk. Filed by Karen J. Lucien, Hartford, for NYCB Mortgage Co. L.L.C., Cleveland, Ohio. Property: 97 Richards Ave., Unit F-6, Norwalk. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $244,000, dated December 2009. Filed Dec. 18.

Pesantes, Kleber, et al., Stamford. Filed by Mark A. Sank, Stamford, for Wardwell Heights Condominium Association Inc., Stamford. Property: 212 Wardwell St., Unit B, Stamford. Action: to claim a foreclosure. Filed Dec. 21.

Rodriguez, Samary, Stratford. Filed by Karen J. Lucien, Hartford, for CitiMortgage Inc., O’Fallon, Mo. Property: 1047 Nichols Ave., Stratford. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of, $305,910 dated September 2007. Filed Dec. 18.

Portillo, Jennifer, et al., Stamford. Filed by Amy L. Harrison, Farmington, for Deutsche Bank National Trust, trustee, Los Angeles, Calif. Property: 17 Renwick St., Stamford. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $216,440, dated August 2006. Filed Dec. 27. Raila, Marylee, Norwalk. Filed by Dmitri P. Tourinas, Southport, for Riverview East Condominium Association Inc., Norwalk. Property: 8 Silvermine Ave., Unit 3, Norwalk. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of. Filed Dec. 11. Raila, Marylee, Norwalk. Filed by Dmitri P. Tourinas, Southport, for Riverview East Condominium Association Inc., Norwalk. Property: 63 Ward St., Unit B-3, Norwalk. Action: to foreclose on unpaid common charges. Filed Dec. 18.

Sakalauskas, Ruta and Virgilijus K., Stamford. Filed by Leon Krolikowski, New Canaan, for SUMA (Yonkers) Federal Credit Union, Spring Valley, N.Y. Property: 84 Seaside Ave., Apt. 2B, Stamford. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $228,000, dated July 2007. Filed Dec. 20.

Taranov, Dmitri, et al., Stamford. Filed by Nicole M. Fitzgerald, Farmington, for JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., Columbus, Ohio. Property: 15 Stanwick Place, Stamford. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $533,000, dated August 2007. Filed Dec. 26. Thompson, Yolanda, et al., Stamford. Filed by Mark A. Sank, Stamford, for 511 Association Inc., Stamford. Property: 511 W. Main St., Unit 20, Stamford. Action: to claim a foreclosure. Filed Dec. 21.

Villacis, Vivian and Daniel, et al., Stamford. Filed by William W. Salazar, Jorge aka George E. Ward, Stamford, for Stamford WaSalazar, Stamford. Filed by Karen ter Pollution Control Authority, J. Lucien, Hartford, for U.S Bank Stamford. Property: 49 Selleck St., N.A., trustee, Salt Lake City, Utah. Stamford. Action: to foreclose on a Property: 14 to 16 William St., sewer use lien. Filed Dec. 26. Stamford. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $450,000, dat- Villacis, Vivian and Raul P., et al., Stamford. Filed by William W. ed September 2006. Filed Dec. 20. Ward, Stamford, for Stamford Water Pollution Control Authority, Scansaroli, Val, et al., Norwalk. Stamford. Property: 68 Garden St., Filed by Steven G. Berg, Norwalk, Stamford. Action: to foreclose on a for Foxboro Court Special Services sewer use lien. Filed Dec. 26. District, Norwalk. Property: 603 Foxboro Drive, Unit 603, Norwalk. Action: to foreclose a lien for special services district. Filed Dec. 18.

Wall Works USA Inc. and T-C Newbury Common L.L.C., Stamford. Filed by Scott S. Orenstein, Middletown, for Franstel of CT L.L.C. and FJS Enterprises Ltd., Stamford. Property: 1430 Washington Blvd., Stamford. Action: to foreclose a certain mechanic’s lien in favor of the plaintiff. Filed Dec. 19.

MORTGAGES

FPG Norden DC L.L.C., Brooklyn, N.Y., by Joel Westenbaum. Lender: Lexington Realty Trust, New York City. Property: 10 Norden Place, Unit B, Norwalk. Amount: $32 million. Filed Dec. 24.

Twin Equities L.L.C., Rye Brook, N.Y., by Jonathan B. Kallman. Lender: Bank of New Canaan, New Canaan. Property: 299 Riverside Ave., Westport. Amount: $1.08 million. Filed Dec. 21.

Hathaway Properties L.L.C., Stratford, by Joseph M. Caselli Jr. Lender: People’s Bank, Holyoke, Mass. Property: 305 Hathaway Drive, Stratford. Amount: $4.4 million. Filed Dec. 18.

Waveny Care Center Inc., New Canaan, by Michael R. Bird. Lender: People United Bank, New Haven. Property: Map 3835, New Canaan. Amount: $2.4 million. Filed Dec. 21.

Acorn Home Inc., Newtown, by Alan Weiner. Lender: Newtown Savings Bank, Newtown. Property: Invest II, Fairfield, by Michael Schi30 Church Hill Road, Newtown. nella. Lender: People’s United Bank Amount: $2.8 million. Filed Dec. 14. N.A., Bridgeport. Property: 125 Access Road, Stratford. Amount: $9.5 Bramble Lane L.L.C., Wolcott, by million. Filed Dec. 20. Dennis Conroy. Lender: D2X L.L.C., Stamford. Property: 48 Bramble Kerschner Development Co. Lane, Greenwich. Amount: $3.1 mil- L.L.C., Norwalk, by Steven M. Kerlion. Filed Dec. 18. schner. Lender: Independence Partners Mortgage L.L.C., Norwalk. Byram Shore Partners L.L.C., Property: Parcel 2, Map 10928, Greenwich, by Eric Schwartz. Norwalk. Amount: $700,000. Filed Lender: People United Bank, New Dec. 19. Haven. Property: 124 Ritch Ave., Greenwich. Amount: $15 million. Magan-Slough Enterprises L.L.C., Filed Dec. 19. Wilton, by Karin Magan-Slough. Lender: Webster Bank, Waterbury. Cerebral Palsy of Westchester Property: 86 S. Main St., Norwalk. Inc., by Linda Kuck. Lender: TD Amount: $365,000. Filed Dec. 20. Bank, Purchase, N.Y. Property: 1186 King St., Rye Brook, N.Y.; and Mesa General Contractors, New 1170 King St., Greenwich. Amount: Milford, by Alan Weiner. Lender: $695,000. Filed Dec. 17. Newtown Savings Bank, Newtown. Property: 30 to 32 Church Hill Chabbad Lubovitch of Green- Road, Newtown. Amount: $1.6 wich Inc., Greenwich, by Yosef million. Filed Dec. 14. Deren. Lender: TD Bank N.A., Wilton. Property: 75 Mason St.; and 2 Paradise Green Realty L.L.C., Maher Ave., Greenwich. Amount: Stratford, by Eleanor K. Adzima. $2.7 million. Filed Dec. 19. Lender: Webster Bank, Waterbury. Property: 50 Paradise Green Place, Coastal Construction Group 220 Huntington Road and 64 FeL.L.C., Westport, by Ryan P. Moran. nelon Place, Stratford. Amount: Lender: First County Bank, Stam- $1.1 million. Filed Dec. 20. ford. Property: 1771 Post Road East, Unit 205, Westport. Amount: Silver Hill Hospital Inc., New Ca$1.1 million. Filed Dec. 20. naan, by Sigurd Ackerman. Lender: The Bank of New Canaan, New Emerge Inc., Stratford, by Donna Canaan. Property: 134 Valley Road, Jackson. Lender: Local Initia- New Canaan. Amount: $2.3 miltives Support Corp., New York lion. Filed Dec. 14. City. Property: 87 to 89 Clover St., Stratford. Amount: $190,000. Filed Tiger Wynn L.L.C., Westport, by Dec. 17. Lori Kasut. Lender: Fairfield County Bank, Ridgefield. Property: 36 Ferry Boulevard Plaza L.L.C., Railroad Place, Westport. Amount: Stratford, by Anthony H. Salace Jr. $400,000. Filed Dec. 20. Lender: Prime Bank, New Haven. Property: 335 Ferry Blvd., Stratford. Amount: $600,000. Filed Dec. 13.

Waveny Care Center Inc., New Canaan, by Michael R. Bird. Lender: People United Bank, New Haven. Property: Map 3835, New Canaan. Amount: $2.5 million. Filed Dec. 21. Waveny Care Center Inc., New Canaan, by Michael R. Bird. Lender: People United Bank, New Haven. Property: Map 3835, New Canaan. Amount: $650,000. Filed Dec. 21. Westjust L.L.C., Westport, by Howard M. Justin. Lender: Bank of America N.A., Charlotte, N.C. Property: 1850 Post Road East, Westport. Amount: $12 million. Filed Dec. 20. Winwalk Realty L.L.C., Rye Brook, N.Y., by Jonathan B. Kallman. Lender: ING USA Annuity and Life Insurance Co., Atlanta, Ga. Property: 444 Connecticut Ave., Norwalk. Amount: $7 million. Filed Dec. 21. Winwest Main L.L.C., Rye Brook, N.Y., by Jonathan B. Kallman. Lender: ING USA Annuity and Life Insurance Co., Atlanta, Ga. Property: 27 Main St., Westport. Amount: $5.5 million. Filed Dec. 21. Winwest Post L.L.C., Rye Brook, N.Y., by Jonathan B. Kallman. Lender: ING USA Annuity and Life Insurance Co., Atlanta, Ga. Property: 40 to 44 Post Road East; and 21 to 23 Jessup Road, Westport. Amount: $8.8 million. Filed Dec. 21.

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on the record NEW BUSINESSES 3 Hermanos Grocery, 695 Pacific St., Stamford 06902, c/o Antonio Lucero. Filed Dec. 19. 44 Sportsbook, 177 Myano Lane, No. 403, Stamford 06902, c/o Roderick McNeil. Filed Dec. 19. 661 Steamboat Road Condo Association, 661 Steamboat Road, Unit B, Greenwich 06830, c/o Julie Hardinge. Filed Dec. 18. A & E Cleaning Queens, 56 Bradley Place, Stamford 06905, c/o Glennys Reyes. Filed Dec. 19.

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A & R Full Cleaning/Staffing Service, 53 Matthews St., Stamford 06902, c/o Aurelia Wood. Filed Dec. 14. A & R Staffing and Full Cleaning Service, 53 Matthews St., Stamford 06902, c/o Aurelia Wood. Filed Dec. 14. Abel Homes, 1385 Smith Ridge Road, New Canaan 06840, c/o Mordechai Abel. Filed Dec. 12. AJW Consulting and Staffing, 6 Webb Road, Westport 06880, c/o Nadja Streiter. Filed Dec. 19. Art of Lezleeko, 23 Rowayton Woods Drive, Norwalk 06854, c/o Leslie Koenig. Filed Dec. 21. Blackout Chimney, 4 Doe Path, Coram, N.Y. 11727, c/o David M. Robles. Filed Dec. 18. Blue Hill Voice and Language Service, 1111 Hope St., Unit 13, Stamford 06907, c/o William H. Tonini. Filed Dec. 27. Branchserv Systems Integration L.L.C., 4 Research Drive, Bethel 06801, c/o Thomas P. Brennan; Michael J. Elliot; Michael Iadarola; and Jonathan Scott. Filed Dec. 17. Café Luna, 79 W. Broad St., Stamford 06902, c/o Miguel Lara. Filed Dec. 19.

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PATENTS

Automatically calibrating regions of interest for video surveillance. Patent no. 8,345,101 issued to Russell Bobbitt, Pleasantville, N.Y.; Quanfu Fan, Somerville, Mass.; Arun Hampapur, Norwalk, Conn.; Frederik Kjeldsen, PoughClean Perfectionist Services, 21 keepsie, N.Y.; Sharathchandra Windsor Place, Apt. 2, Norwalk Pankanti, Darien; Akira Yanagawa, 06854, c/o Jennifer and Samuel New York City, N.Y.; and Yun Zhai, Ambroise. Filed Dec. 20. White Plains, N.Y. Assigned to International Business Machines Coastal Chick Media, 30 Case- Corp., Armonk, N.Y.  ment St., Darien 06820, c/o Whidby Ventures L.L.C. Filed Dec. 19. Infrared plastic welding with recirculation of unabsorbed Commission Mart L.L.C. d.b.a. infrared laser light to increase Trovare Home, 243 to 247 E. Put- absorption of infrared laser nam Ave., Greenwich 06830, c/o light. Patent no. 8,343,299 issued to Scott Caldwell, Henrietta, N.Y.; Pamela Frisdi. Filed Dec. 20. and Paul Rooney, Henrietta, N.Y. Assigned to Branson Ultrasonics DGJ Automation, 41 Orange St., Corp., Danbury. Stratford 06615, c/o Dwight James. Filed Dec. 20. Method for forming sputter target assemblies having a conDGJ Property Management, 41 trolled solder thickness. Patent Orange St., Stratford 06615, c/o no. 8,342,383 issued to Paul S. GilDwight James. Filed Dec. 20. man, Suffern, N.Y.; Binu Mathew, Spring Valley, N.Y.; Brian J. O’Hara, Harriman, N.Y.; Thomas J. Hunt, DSG Collect, 1824 W. Grand Ave., Peekskill, N.Y.; Peter McDonald, Suite 200, Chicago, Ill., c/o Jerry M. Pearl River, N.Y.; and Holger J. KoeKane. Filed Dec. 14. nigsmann, Congers, N.Y. Assigned to Praxair Technology Inc., DanEmilio Accordions, 1011 Hope bury. St., Stamford 06907, c/o Emilio A. Magnotta. Filed Dec. 26. Printer ink identification system and method. Patent no. 8,342,625 Fire Island Beer Co., 1700 Strat- issued to Judith D. Auslander, Westford Ave., Stratford 06615, c/o Two port; and Robert A. Cordery, DanRoads Brewing Co. L.L.C. Filed bury. Assigned to Pitney Bowes Inc., Stamford.  Dec. 26. Clarendon Shoes, 628 Main St., Stamford 06901, c/o Audriene, Audria and Alecia Brissett. Filed Dec. 19.

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Reducing dislocation formation in semiconductor devices through targeted carbon implantation. Patent no. 8,343,825 issued to Anthony G. Domenicucci, New Paltz, N.Y.; Shreesh Narasimha, Beacon, N.Y.; Karen A. Nummy, Newburgh, N.Y.; Viorel C. Ontalus, Danbury; and Yun-Yu Wang, Poughquag, N.Y. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk, N.Y.  Systems and methods relating to bond liquidity. Patent no. 8,346,647 issued to Bruce D. Phelps, Darien; Siddhartha Dastidar, New York City, N.Y.; and Ariel Edelstein, Woodmere, N.Y. Assigned to Barclays Capital Inc., New York City. N.Y.


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his week, 187 state legislators will travel to Hartford to begin the 2013 session of Connecticut’s General Assembly. Most lawmakers are returning to the task; others are new; and all should, by now, have a pretty good idea of what’s ahead of them. Along with ensuring school safety, a major job will be to pass a two-year, balanced state budget minus any new tax or fee increases or regulatory hurdles that would further slow Connecticut’s sluggish economic recovery. The budget should also include policy changes to help make state government more effective and affordable. That’s critically important, because as the latest Department of Labor report shows, we’re not creating jobs as a state (just 300 gained in November as 11,100 people exited the workforce). Our economy is struggling and businesses are hesitant to add to their workforces or expand their investments in Connecticut. Projections show that the state is facing about $2 billion in red ink for the next two fiscal years. It’s hard for businesses to drive the economy out of first gear when the state’s fiscal situation is so uncertain. Righting the ship will be a daunting task for lawmakers, including six new legislators from Fairfield County:

David Arconti (D-Danbury), Christina Ayala (D-Bridgeport), Mitch Bolinsky (R-Newtown), Thomas O’Dea, Jr. (R-New Canaan), David Rutigliano (R-Trumbull), and Stephen Walko (R-Greenwich).

SHA has issued a request for information to initiate the fourth phase of its Standard Improvement Project (SIP). The purpose of SIPIV is to improve and streamline existing OSHA construction standards by removing or revising requirements that are confusing or outdated or that duplicate, or are inconsistent with, other standards. The agency is inviting employers, employees and other members of the public to submit recommendations for revisions to existing construction standards and the rationale for their recommendations.

State Rep. Andres Ayala (D-Bridgeport) is moving to the Senate, where he will chair the Aging and Regulations Review committees. Fairfield County is also home to the Republicans’ top two legislative leaders, Senate Minority Leader John McKinney (R-Fairfield) and House Republican Leader Larry Cafero (R-Norwalk).

OSHA began the SIP rulemaking process in 1996 in response to a presidential memorandum to improve government regulation. The purpose of the regulatory review is to reduce regulatory burdens while maintaining or enhancing workers’ safety and health. OSHA published the first SIP rule in 1998, and two more rules in 2005 and 2011. OSHA will review public comments submitted to this request to determine the need for, and the content of, any subsequent SIP-IV rulemaking.

The five-month session runs from Jan. 9 through June 5. Get ready to hear a lot along the way about a wide range of topics. Of the thousands of bills that are introduced each year, however, only hundreds make the cut to public hearings and far fewer survive to votes in the House and Senate, let alone make it to the Governor’s desk.

Individuals may submit comments electronically via the Federal eRulemaking portal at www. regulations.gov. Comments must be submitted by Feb 4, 2013.

When all is said and done, the question is, What will lawmakers have done to address Connecticut’s short- and long-term fiscal problems and help put our state’s economy back on course?

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CBIA’s Annual Supervisors Conference

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s a supervisor, it’s your job to keep your employees happy, productive, and motivated; retain your top talent; and keep your company or department running smoothly. But sometimes that job may seem impossible. Take positive steps toward achieving your management goals. Learn practical skills to help you become a more effective manager and get the most out of your employees. Keynote Presentation: Why Poker Players Wear Sunglasses and Other Nuggets of Wisdom Carmen Brickner, founder and principal, CLEARbrick, Inc., will kick off our day with nuggets of wisdom to get us thinking about our roles as supervisors

and support people. You’re bound to learn something new or get a fresh perspective on something you thought you knew. Carmen Brickner has been leading teams and coaching leaders of organizations for 40 years. She founded CLEARbrick, Inc., to bring solutions to small and midsize organizations that are motivated to develop new skills and sustain improvements.

Creating Space with Email—Garrett Miller, Principal, CoTria: A Productivity Training Company Addressing Issues Before They End Up with HR— Mark Soycher, Counsel, CBIA Customer Service Is Everyone’s Job—Frank Sarr, President, Training Implementation Services, Inc.

Date

Additional Sessions: ABC’s of Effective Feedback—Carmen Brickner, Founder & Principal, CLEARbrick, Inc. Why Mars and Venus Should Unite: Intergender Communication—Susan Lesser, Co-Founder, nPlusOne Consulting

Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013

Time 8:30 am–3:30 pm Place Crowne Plaza, 100 Berlin Rd., Cromwell Cost

CBIA members, $159; non-members, $200

➤ Register at cbia.com/events

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PAULA ZAHN, co-host of Thirteen-WNET’s “NYC-ARTS.”

VALERIE SALEMBIER, senior vice president, publisher and chief revenue officer at Town & Country.

SUZYN WALDMAN, Yankees Radio Color Commentator for WCBS.

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Here are three of the powerful women in communications scheduled for the ever popular BUSINESS JOURNALS and WAG magazine roundtable. What an opportunity to hear what these fascinating women have to say. HOST JUDITH HUNTINGTON president The College of New Rochelle MODERATOR ELIZABETH BRACKEN-THOMPSON partner Thompson & Bender

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