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March 17, 2014 | VOL. 50, No. 11

THEY’RE HERE (AND THERE) TO PUMP YOU UP

FCBJ this week A SLOW BOAT THROUGH EUROPE Tauck is a leader in experiential travel … 3

MoBile personal Trainers seT siTes on ConneCTiCuT

ARHAUS SEEKS YOUR HOUSE A new interior design store at Danbury Fair keeps its offerings lively … 8

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ong Island entrepreneur Josh York, 30, quit his 9-to-5 job at a marketing firm a few years ago, trading in business suits for sweat suits and becoming a personal trainer. A well-toned lightbulb went off in York’s head one day in 2008 when a customer mentioned her schedule was so busy that she wished a trainer could show up at her doorstep with fitness equipment. York took the first steps of starting GYMGUYZ, a mobile personal training business, tapping into a $15,000 savings account and setting out to bring the gym to his customers. He saw it as a way for people to save time and gas, get a work out in without worrying about crowds and still have enough

GANGING UP ON PROBLEMS U.S. Trust leaves as little to chance as possible in money management … 13 DEFENSIBLE SPENDING Columnist Peter Chieco sees regional opportunity in the Defense Dept. budget … 14

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Bob Williams, left, and Mitchell Gold in Greenwich.

DESIGNING A COMFORTABLE CAREER BY MARY SHUSTACK mshustack@westfairinc.com

MITCHELL GOLD AND BOB WILLIAMS are celebrating the 25th anniversary of their furniture company, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, this year. Marking the milestone are a commemorative book (“Who We Are” published by Assouline), a silver-anniversary collection and a national tour of its Signature Stores that recently brought them to East Putnam

Avenue in Greenwich. As the North Carolina-based company marks its silver anniversary this year, it is celebrating what the company likes to call a “journey to make the world a more comfortable place for everyone.” It has been quite the ride for the two, who met in 1980s New York and have fashioned a career that has not followed the proverbial pack. “The kind of trends we follow are more the way people live,” Gold said, as Williams » Designing, page 6

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Josh York is the CEO and founder of GYMGUYZ, a mobile personal training company based in Long Island.


Mary-Jane Foster The long and winding (and successful) road to UB

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ary-Jane Foster is in the fifth year of her fourth career. As vice president of university relations at University of Bridgeport, she is getting results as impressive as those she generated in her three prior and markedly different careers. First, she was a successful New York City stage, film, television and radio actress, then a family law attorney who advocated for victims of domestic violence and then a businesswoman who was instrumental in bringing minor league baseball to Bridgeport and in developing the popular Arena at Harbor Yard. Foster’s significant contributions to the business, civic and cultural life of Bridgeport led to a meeting in 2009 with Neil Salonen, president of the university. “We talked at length about his vision for the university,” she said. “Basically, he said that the university needed someone to communicate the great but untold stories that were unfolding at the university so it could realize its potential. I am thrilled and privileged to have accepted that challenge.” Under her leadership, the university has raised its profile with the community by offering a robust program of film screenings, lectures by prominent speakers and art gallery exhibitions as well as providing health and wellness services. Bottom line: Foster estimates the university has attracted more than 2,000 visitors since she assumed her new post. But her vision for the university is also about building bridges to the future as evidenced by a weekly program that hosts a small group of elementary school students from Roosevelt School so that “they can see first hand what a college campus looks like, spark their interest in pursuing a higher education and leave them with a favorable impression about this university.” The larger goal she has in mind is for the university and city to “forge a true partnership that will combine our collective efforts to help achieve a sustained recovery for Bridgeport. I believe the university can be a very valuable asset for the city to leverage going forward.” Foster is passionate about

Bridgeport. “I fell in love with this city’s diversity and geography from the very start,” she said. Foster’s introduction to Bridgeport occurred in 1988 when she became a volunteer for the YWCA of Eastern Fairfield County. “That step profoundly changed my life,” she said. “I became passionate about the need to help abused women and children. I quit my 20-year-long actress career to do whatever I could to address the gravity of domestic violence.” She became a certified domestic violence counselor. As a logical extension of her volunteer work, she obtained a law degree with honors from Quinnipiac College Law School in 1995 and started a sole practitioner practice specializing in family law. Foster also served nine years on the Board of Directors of the YWCA’s successor organization, The Center for Women and Families. A new chapter in the evolution of that remarkable nonprofit began earlier this year when it became Connecticut’s first Family Justice Center, a “wonderful addition to our community as the premier provider of services that address all issues of domestic violence.” In 1996, she and her husband cofounded and co-owned Bridgeport Bluefish Professional Baseball Club, the Minor League baseball franchise in the Atlantic League. She worked to develop the team’s ballpark with a seating capacity of 5,300 as well as the surrounding 10,000 square-foot Arena of Harbor Yard that became a popular regional destination for sports and entertainment events. “It changed the perception of Bridgeport for future development, especially downtown where we have seen a spike in new small businesses and the growth of second- and thirdgeneration store leases.”

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Proud of her track record in bringing people together to improve Bridgeport’s quality of life and contributing to its economic revitalization, Foster ran as a candidate for mayor in the 2011 Democratic primary. Although her attempt to start a fifth career as a politician did not translate into an electoral victory, it underscored one of the basic tenets of her philosophy about what it takes to be successful “Don’t be afraid of failure because you can learn from it.” Foster said her mother was the inspiration for her success. “She became a single mom when my two siblings and I were very young. She worked very hard and went into business for herself by opening a successful jewelry store. My mother taught me that I should do what I want to do, but that I had to work hard to make it happen.”

She added a proven piece of advice: “Don’t ever be afraid of change.” Winners Circle is a regular feature that takes a look at successful women in business and at top attorneys, men and women, in the region. To nominate someone, contact Bill Fallon at bfallon@ westfairinc.com.

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Tauck’s backyard is planet Earth TRAVEL COMPANY STAYS MODERN ACROSS NEARLY 90 YEARS

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orwalk-based Tauck has been a leader in experiential travel since founder Arthur Tauck Sr. first brought six guests on a tour of New England in 1925. The company — still family-owned and operated — now offers more than 100 land tours and cruises to more than 70 countries and all seven continents. The company has 225 employees in Connecticut and, additionally, some 275 across the globe. Tauck President Jennifer Tombaugh shared the secrets of Tauck’s success and what’s new in travel for 2014. “Business is great and we’re coming off an incredibly successful year,” Tombaugh said. “Our bookings for 2014 are up double digits percentagewise over where they were last year at this time. The weather may be helping, but we were tracking towards these increases beginning last fall — long before all this winter weather hit.” She weighed in on a number of issues for the FCBJ:

Few can boast 89 years and 3 million clients — what’s the Tauck ethos? “We have a very strong shared sense of purpose that drives everything we do across our entire company. We are dedicated to offering authentic, enriching travel experiences that enhance our guests’ lives and exceed their expectations. Each Tauck journey is basically fully inclusive, each features the insights and service provided by a trained Tauck director who accompanies the trip and each provides real value. It’s been a winning formula since 1925 and it’s the cornerstone of our success.” You were named the ‘World’s Best River Cruise Line’ by Travel + Leisure magazine and now you’re expanding your European river cruises. What’s new? “European river cruises are the fastest-growing segment of our business and, in response to the incredible demand we’re seeing, we’re dramatically boosting our capacity for 2014. We’re launching two new riverboats, the Inspire in April and the Savor in June. And we’re adding four new river cruises this year, includ-

ing our first-ever cruises on the Seine in France. Why the Seine? “We already have a very strong presence on most of Europe’s other major rivers, including the Danube, Rhine, Moselle, Saone and the Rhone. The Seine was a logical choice in terms of where to expand next.” What other types of travel have Tauck’s attention and why? “Our collection of Tauck Bridges trips designed specifically for families continues to be very popular. Unlike cruise ships or resorts that trumpet their kidsonly facilities, Bridges trips are full of activities that are fun and enriching for all generations. For 2014 we’re continuing to grow our Bridges portfolio with a new family-only river cruise on the Rhine and a new family exploration of Spain.” What else is new for 2014? “We’re really excited to be launching our ‘Earth Journeys’ partnership this year with BBC Earth, the filmmakers behind nature documentaries including “Planet Earth,” “Frozen Planet,” “Life” and “The

A Tauck-operated river boat in Budapest.

Blue Planet.” Through the partnership, we’ll be enhancing our safaris and other trips highlighting the natural world and we’ll be introducing brand new itineraries, as well. Our first all-new trip takes place later this summer, a one-time event for families that explores the era of the dinosaurs in and around Calgary, Canada, which is home to some of the world’s richest fossil beds and one of the world’s top paleontology museums.” Who travels these days? Is a single demographic the most active? The typical Tauck guest is an intellec» Tauck, page 6

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here are big states in the American West where college campuses are as scarce as hens’ teeth. Tiny Connecticut, by comparison, is practically cheek-by-jowl with sacred halls of ivy, from world-leading institutions that drive government issues to less bold-face schools that educate our doctors, lawyers and entrepreneurs. In Fairfield County alone, there are 16 colleges, universities and graduate schools of business, engineering and nursing. All college campuses have value for the world they continue to make and — despite a current fascination with online learning — all see value in brick and mortar. The ongoing physical remake of the Trefz School of Business at the University of Bridgeport is a perfect example. But, “Today’s college campus is not your parents’ college campus.” So says the Hartford Construction Institute on the eve of its fourth annual Fairfield County building meeting in Bridgeport, March 20, at the Holiday Inn, 1070 Main St. For baby boomers who knew hi-fi but not wi-fi, today’s campus is likely not even

your college campus, much less your parents’. Panelists include Curt Krushinsky, senior project manager, Fairfield University; Salvatore Filardi, vice president, facilities and capital planning, Quinnipiac University; Marc Izzo, executive director of university construction, Sacred Heart University; Laura Cruickshank, UConn’s master planner and chief architect; and George Zdru, director of Yale’s capital program for facilities. The campus by any name “has changed dramatically over the past 20-30 years due to the latest technology, modern learning environments, higher security needs, the increased expectations of amenities and a renewed commitment to sustainability,” the institute said in advance of the meeting. “All of these requirements today, however, face smaller capital budgets and resources to not just implement but maintain.” “How are leading universities and college campuses in our region shaping their physical environments to improve the experience of higher education and

SPEAKING OF … COLLEGE “october is a fine and dangerous season in america, a wonderful time to begin anything at all. you go to college and every course in the catalogue looks wonderful.” — Author and Trappist monk Thomas Merton “i believe that we parents must encourage our children to become educated, so they can get into a good college that we cannot afford.” — Humorist Dave Barry

attract potential students?” That’s the rub to be addressed. The panelists will discuss local and national initiatives taken to modernize campuses. They will explore the challenges of balancing capital investment with operating expenses. The event is titled, “The New College Campus: A Facilities Perspective,” and is planned as an open dialogue. Key issues include implementing “security-conscience improvements along with sustainable facility decisions” and their place in the campus budget. Another topic is the determination of new construction versus renovation. “There is never a lack of challenges or questions from those involved in the design and construction industry,” said Gordon Soper, chairman of the institute’s Fairfield County Council and business development manager at Rhode Islandbased Gilbane Building Co. “Higher education campus facilities are at the cutting edge of what many of our clients eventually will require to be successful, whether in business or in life. “The observations of these facility experts will help the design and construction industry better understand the challenges they are facing,” he said. Given the regional investment in higher education and until the world lines up for online MDs instead of those educated at the UConn School of Medicine (in Farmington), both the event and its mission deserve attention. Registration, lunch and networking begin at 11:30 a.m. To register, click on “The New College Campus” link at construction.org and click “Programs and Events.”

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added that lately, it’s “a little more sophisticated, not so much country casual.” In addition to savvy homeowners, the brand has attracted interior and set designers, shelter magazine editors and was also tapped as part of the 2008 redecoration of the Obama White House. It all began back in 1989 when the plan was to introduce a line of dining chairs and tables. A $60,000 investment and a goal of cultivating a customer list of 25 would allow both a profit and a four-day workweek. Pre-sales of more than 5,000 pieces before the factory was even opened, though, were swiftly followed by a rapidly expanding collection that had the company reaching $1 million in sales in its first full year. Clearly, what Gold and Williams were offering had struck a chord. “In 1989, a furniture company did not use the word comfort,” Gold said, while Williams added “Comfort doesn’t always represent style.” The two, who were romantically involved for 14 years before separating and remaining business partners, were committed to combining comfort with design and craftsmanship. Each has his own role within the company. “Bob heads up design, and I head up most of the other things,” Gold said. From 23 employees to a roster now topping 600, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams now sells upholstered furniture, storage

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energy to carry on the rest of their day. York’s first business investment was a white Ford E250 van, which he bought at an auction in 2009. With what was left of his savings, he refurbished the van, created a design and logo for the exterior, and stocked the interior with everything from dumbbells and jump ropes to trampolines and kick-boxing gear. To promote his fledgling business, he dropped off flyers at businesses around Long Island, and even spread the word at swimming pools, places of worship, schools, children’s birthday parties and corporate offices. As York advertised his personal training classes, he received multiple phone calls. His fleet of vans grew rapidly to serve 800 clients.

units, tables, lighting and other home accessories. The $100-million international brand is carried in a growing chain of 18 Signature Stores and boutique shops within other stores around the world. Privatelabel customers range from Pottery Barn to Restoration Hardware, with a hospitality division works that works with hotels such as the Ritz-Carlton. “We want to be more than just a company making money,” Gold said. The company is dedicated to ecofriendly practices, social causes and to its employees and the work environment. The corporate culture respects diversity, supports education and is all about being environmentally responsible. Part of the Sustainable Furnishings Council, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams operates out of a 600,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art factory in Taylorsville, N.C. There, for example, the company hosts Lulu’s Childhood Enrichment Center, an award-winning nonprofit day care center, on site, named after Gold and Williams’ late English bull dog (the company mascot). Lauded for both style and business practices, the company has been featured in publications ranging from Elle Décor to Time to Health magazines. Its work in television has included a collaboration with “The Good Wife,” a CBS series that has filmed in Westchester County, N.Y. That credit sparked the design of a collection with the show’s set decorator, Beth Kushnick, said to be the first furniture license in television history. The Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

customers, the founders share, run the gamut from mature downsizers to those just starting out. “We also have a lot of customers who are collecting,” Gold said. Everyone, it seems, finds something to like in the range, from mid-century moderninspired chairs to nailhead-studded bookcases, all with a decidedly glamorous edge. The Greenwich stop is near the start of a blockbuster year of growth. “Through our research we know there are 60 to 70 really great markets to be in,” Gold said and noted plans are underway to add Signature Stores in cities including Miami and Beverly Hills, Calif. Touring the country and seeing the progress has been rewarding already, again on more than one front, they said. Charitable efforts are intertwined with the company’s anniversary plans, with the Greenwich celebration to benefit The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp. Actorphilanthropist Paul Newman founded the Fairfield County-based nonprofit organization dedicated to serving children with serious medical conditions and their families in 1988. Keeping on top of advances in the field and staying committed to a meticulous production method has been key to the move ever forward, the founders agree. An early misstep led to realizing the importance of that, Williams said, noting an early creation of a “big, beautiful” collection. “Big would be a good way to describe it because they couldn’t fit through doors,” he said with a laugh.

“In a couple weeks, it got so crazy,” York said. “I was fully booked. I wanted to get another van, so I ran the numbers and decided in three weeks I can save enough money to get it. I made a connection with a guy from Pennsylvania, who brought down these vans, cleaned them and set it up. I had to put in the racks and a floor, but once we got the next van, we hired another employee and another and kept growing.” In five years, York bought 12 vans that travel throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties in Long Island, Manhattan and Queens. Two months ago, GYMGUYZ took the next step, offering franchises. The company awarded franchises in 14 territories to one franchisee in Westchester County, N.Y. York said he has interest from as many as 24 potential franchisees in Connecticut. The potential franchises could end up in Danbury, New

Fairfield, Weston, Greenwich, Stratford and Shelton. To start a GYMGUYZ franchise, one must have a minimum of $35,000 net worth and $25,000 of liquid capital, York said. The franchisees must also attend mandatory discovery days where they engage in a two-day session of meeting the team, learning about the business, seeing the van and watching a presentation at the GYMGUYZ headquarters in Plainview, Long Island. All GYMGUYZ trainers must be nationally certified by going through six weeks of educational training. Every staff member and trainer must take classes in etiquette. The company offers nutritional advice and motivation. Each client’s program is individualized based on 15 different tests. The trainers go through nutritional, fitness and body assessments to test their body structure, endurance, cardio and range of motion.

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Tauck — » » From page 3

tually curious, knowledge-seeking world traveler interested in authentic cultural immersion. They want to see the “mustsee” sights, but they want a deeper, richer experience there. That’s why, for example, we arrange for our guests to tour the Vatican’s museums and Sistine Chapel after hours, when the thousands of daily visitors have already left.” Are exotic destinations like Iceland and Antarctica popular or do people still seek out the comforts and cuisine of Paris? “We’re actually seeing strong growth across the board. So yes, exotic destinations are popular, but classic destinations in Europe and North America also continue to have very strong appeal. Our mantra at Tauck is “How you see the world matters,” which speaks to our core belief that how you experience a destination is as important as where you travel. “We continue to push the boundaries. People may think of us as a ‘tour’ company, but that’s really an outdated label. Yes we offer tours, but we also have safaris, river cruises and family itineraries. We have once-in-a-lifetime events of four to six days that explore a particular city like Rome, London or Chicago. And we have other events that celebrate themes ranging from baseball to the Kentucky Derby. Even though our core values have remained constant since 1925, the breadth and diversity of our portfolio have expanded in ways that Arthur Tauck Sr. would never have imagined.”

“We have weekly staff meetings with two to three staff going through every client’s progress,” York said. “We put them on machines and modify the program to get them the TLC — tender love and care. We really want to make sure all our clients get that ‘wow’ experience.” A GYMGUYZ franchise investment ranges from $49,575 and $94,200, depending on the size of one’s business territory. York said his company offers financing up to half of the initial franchise fee of $20,000 at 8 percent for the first 12 months. Based on 60 weekly sessions, clients purchase packages ranging from $69 to $88 per hour. Clients can purchase the GYMGUYZ package, which comes with 10 sessions for $80, including one free session. The package prices drop to $69 after purchasing 100 sessions. Group prices range from $15 to $60 per person. For more information visit www.gymguyzfranchise.com.


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Notice of a class action settlement authorized by the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York. This notice is authorized by the Court to inform you about an agreement to settle two class action lawsuits that may affect you. The cases - In re American Express Anti-Steering Rules Antitrust Litigation (II), No. 11-MD2221 and Marcus Corp. v American Express Co. et al., 13-CV-07355 - are in the U.S. District for the Eastern District of New York. These cases allege that certain rules applicable to merchants that accept American Express cards violate antitrust laws and resulted in merchants paying excessive fees. The Court has not decided which side is right because the parties agreed to settle.

Who’s included? The settlement applies to a class comprised of all merchants that accept American Express cards at any location in the United States (including at a physical merchant location, online or via a mobile application) as of or after February 12, 2014, onward.

What are the Settlement terms? The settlement will require American Express to change its rules to allow merchants who accept American Express cards to charge customers an extra fee or “surcharge” if they pay with an American Express credit or charge card under certain conditions including that any such surcharge apply to all credit and charge card transactions. The specific rule changes and terms of the settlement are explained in detail in the court-approved, long-form notice (“Notice”) and the Class Settlement Agreement, which are found at the case website (www.AmexMerchantSettlement.com). You should review these documents carefully. Your legal rights are affected even if you do nothing. You can also obtain copies of the Notice and Class Settlement Agreement by calling the toll-free number below. You do not need to file a claim to receive the benefits of the rule changes provided for by the settlement. If you want to seek monetary damages related to American Express’s existing merchant rules, you can pursue those claims consistent with the dispute resolution provisions contained in your card acceptance agreement. No money will be distributed to the class.

Your options. You may object to the settlement by June 6, 2014. The Notice available at the case website explains how to object. Regardless of whether you object, if the settlement is finally approved, you will be bound by the Court’s final judgment and the releases explained in the Class Settlement Agreement, which is available at the case website.

Court hearing about the Settlement. The Court will hold a hearing on September 17, 2014 to consider whether to approve the settlement and the request by the attorneys for the class for attorneys’ fees, expenses, and service awards up to a maximum total of $75 million. You do not need to appear at the hearing or hire your own attorney. But you can if you want to, at your own cost. The Court has appointed Friedman Law Group, LLP, Reinhardt, Wendorf & Blanchfield, and Patton Boggs LLP to represent the class.

Questions? For more information about the settlement you should visit the website (www.AmexMerchantSettlement.com) or call 1-866-686-8694.

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Customer Michel Starn and Arhaus manager Joseph Shearer.

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ith crystal pendants on Italian chandeliers dancing in the light, hand-knotted banana silk rugs lining the floor and relics from India and Indonesia dotting the showroom, Arhaus Furniture evokes all five senses and maybe even a sixth — a sense of style. There’s something in the store for everyone, said Joseph Shearer, store manager, who moved to Danbury Fair Mall after working at the Arhaus in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District. From upholsteries and office collections ranging in the tens of thousands of dollars to simple trinkets and antiques like a floral wall piece or bongo drums, the idea is to bring a diversity of handcrafted, locally and globally produced goods to the Connecticut market. “We want complete control over the style, quality and modification of our furniture,” Shearer said. “We use traditional manufacturing techniques, and we’re also part of the Rainforest Initiative Act. We use reclaimed pine from Asia, recycled copper from Mexico and plantation grown lumber from India and Indonesia.” Arhaus, which is a family-owned company based in Ohio, focuses on avoiding the middle man and by design seeks unique products from Amish villages to South Asia. The company has 47 stores nationwide, but this is the first Arhaus store in Connecticut. The store opened in Danbury after a number of commuters from Fairfield County said they wished Connecticut could offer Arhaus’s furniture options and the company listened.

“They needed a new option and we have a big untapped resource to bring a new style to Danbury and the rest of Connecticut,” Shearer said. The two-story retail space at Danbury Fair, a former H&M clothing store, is now an eclectic home goods and furniture hub. Clients include designers, homemakers, business owners and hipsters. With 19,000 square feet of space on the two floors, not one inch is wasted. The place is packed with $10,000 leather sectionals, a $35,000 joglo — a wood-framed, gazebo-like structure from Bali — sofas and beds ranging in the thousands, and pillows for $56. “People come in for inspiration and we never sell the same thing,” Shearer said. “We change our products seasonally and daily. One day we might get a new product as trucks bring in new accessories, so we’re constantly moving things around.” The store provides customer service, such as complimentary house calls and gets homeowners set up with a desirable office and bedroom layout and proper furnishings. “We help clients focus on what they need with a 50 percent deposit on their orders,” Shearer said. “We can help put a space together and our clients can purchase as little or as much as they want from us instead of going into a shop and buying a random piece.” As spring approaches, Arhaus will display small garden houses and upholstery with UV-resistant slips for outdoor sofas. With the season change, people are looking for more sprightly colors and going for the lighter woods and neutral palettes, Shearer said.


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Building a winning personal brand

ersonal branding isn’t just for celebrities like Lady Gaga or business moguls like Donald Trump — it’s key to any professional’s success. From the college-bound student to mid-level manager to CEO, crafting and communicating a winning personal brand is paramount. And with the surge of online search and social media platforms, it’s more important than ever to leverage an eye-catching brand. Tom Peters puts it simply in his Fast Company article “The Brand Called You”: “Regardless of age, regardless of position, regardless of the business we happen to be in, all of us need to understand the importance of branding. We are CEOs of our own companies: Me Inc. To be in business today, our most important job is to be head marketer for the brand called You.” But don’t fret: personal branding principles are strikingly similar to consumer product branding. In each case, the unique value proposition is identified and communicated consistently across a broad range of platforms. For an example, look to the similarities between Apple — a corporation — and Martha Stewart, an individual. Both entities have cultivated strong brands to meet similar goals: establishing reputation, building credibility, enhancing recognition and ensuring longevity. Discover your brand Perhaps the most difficult part of crafting a personal brand is the initial discovery period. The process begins with an audit of one’s attributes, skills, personality and values. It requires rigorous self-assessment, competitive analysis and insights into how one is perceived by family, friends and business colleagues. When honing and crystallizing your brand, here are a handful of recommendations: • Ask important questions. What makes you unique? What are you passionate about? What differentiates you from your competitors? What makes you a good investment? What are your core competencies? What do you want to be remembered for? • Pinpoint words that best describe the value you offer — like “technical” — or describe your personality, such as “enthusiastic.” It is also important to gauge how others perceive you, so make sure to ask friends and colleagues about your strengths. • Consider short-term and long-term

goals, and make them S.M.A.R.T. (Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Realistic and Timely). Develop an immediate action plan and a six to 12 month timeline. • De�ine your target audiences. To whom should you communicate your brand? How do they like to be reached? What’s in it for them? • Remember: always be authentic. Personal branding is not about creating a persona you are not. Your personal branding tool box Once you’ve crafted a compelling brand, it’s time to share it with your network. Whether reaching existing customers, potential clients or colleagues, properly communicating your strengths requires an understanding of what platforms work best. LinkedIn: This professional networking site is the hub of your online identity, so build a stellar profile and make every word count. Recent feature enhancements allow users to bolster their pages with images and videos, and post content as well. Remember that many employers search LinkedIn profiles before meetings and use them to form impressions. Additionally, your LinkedIn profile typically appears first in a Google search. Video: User-generated video that relies on simple, online applications is on the rise, and for good reason. Professionals now have the ability to tell their stories visually and directly. Blogs: A blog is a great way to consistently demonstrate your personal brand. It also helps you position yourself as you want to be seen, on your terms. In penning relevant, thoughtful content, you can easily reach an audience beyond your direct work colleagues and showcase your expertise and communication skills. Leverage a blog to position yourself as a thought leader at your company and beyond. Monitoring your brand So you’ve developed your brand and implemented it — you’re done, right? Not so. A personal brand requires routine maintenance and monitoring to ensure your message is being heard loud and clear. Stacey Cohen is president of Co-Communications Inc. in Mount Kisco with satellite of�ices in Connecticut and New York City. She can be reached by email at stacey@cocommunications.com or by phone at (914) 666-0066.


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he Business Council of Fairfield County’s Growth Advisory Services sponsored its second annual networking event featuring four Connecticut startups. The event at the Landmark Square Conference Center in Stamford welcomed firms including Stamfordbased Movable Media; Norwalk-based FedTax/TaxCloud; and two Danburybased companies: ESCO Advisors and Totalhousehold.com. Forty seasoned and first-time entrepreneurs came to hear about free services that can help them overcome business challenges, commercialize products and grow. Ten companies were represented. Growth Advisory Services, which ran the event, provides access to services, business partners and resources throughout the state. It provides help with fundraising, sales, marketing, intellectual property management and product development. It also focuses on supporting Fairfield County companies in

business for at least a year that have a product or service on the market and that plan to grow revenues and expand. The talk included an introduction by an entrepreneurial firm Movable Media, a company that increases a brand’s traffic through a content payment platform. Pitney Bowes, which partners with Movable Media, has been able to increase traffic onto its website through Movable Media’s platform, said Brian Romansky, director of new business opportunities at Pitney Bowes. Funding for Growth Advisory Services is provided by CTNext, Connecticut’s innovation ecosystem that supports companies and entrepreneurs by casting a wide net for mentors, collaborative work spaces and the like. CTNext, which launched in 2012, is staffed with advisers, mentors and entrepreneurs. It offers seminars, training and events to foster job growth and innovation. — Crystal Kang

From left, Gary Breitbart, director of Growth Advisory Services, The Business Council of Fairfield County; Jon Parrella, president and CEO, ESCO Advisors; David Campbell, CEO, FedTax/TaxCloud; Jeff LaCava, founder and CEO of Totalhousehold.com; and Andrew Boer, CEO and founder, Moveable Media.

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THE LIST

Largest Employers Ranked by number of employees throughout company Company Name Address Phone Number (203 area code unless otherwise noted) Website General Electric Co. 3135 Easton Turnpike, Fairfield 06828 373-2211 ge.com

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Top Executive Title Year company was established

Type of company

Jeffery Immelt Chairman and CEO 1892

Public

Global infrastructure and finance

305,000

Ellen Alemany Chairman and CEO 1727

Public

Banking and fixed-income capital market firm

146,800

Colin O’Brien CEO 1980

Public

Electrical equipment and supplies

140,000

Brief description

Number of employees throughout

2

RBS Americas 600 Washington Blvd., Stamford 06109 897-2700 rbs.com

3

Xerox Engineering Systems 2 Riverbend Drive, Unit Three, Stamford 06907 602-5700 xerox.com

4

UBS 677 Washington Blvd., Stamford 06912 719-3000 ubs.com

Robert Wolf Chairman 2001

Private

Securities broker and dealer and a proprietary investment activity company

65,000

5

Boehringer Ingelheim Corp. 900 Ridgebury Road, Ridgefield 06877 (800) 243-0127 us.boehringer-ingelheim.com

Paul Fonteyne President and CEO 1885

Private

Pharmacuticals

46,000

6

Pitney Bowes Inc. 1 Elmcroft Road, Stamford 06926 356-5000 pb.com

Marc B. Lautenbach President and CEO 1920

Public

Produces and services mailing hardware and software and provides financing for equipment purchases

15,700

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Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. 6900 Main St., Stratford 06614 386-4000 sikorsky.com

Mick Maurer President 1923

Public

Aircraft manufacturer

8,763

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People's United Bank 850 Main St., Bridgeport 06604 338-0300 peoples.com

John P. Barnes President and CEO 1842

Public

State-chartered savings bank, security brokers, real estate, investors, developers and managers

4,788

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Danbury Hospital 24 Hospital Ave., Danbury 06810 739-7000 danburyhospital.org

John M. Murphy CEO 1885

Private

Hospital and health care services

4,000

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Cartus Corp. 40 Apple Ridge Road, Danbury 06810 205-3400 cartus.com

Kevin J. Kelleher President and CEO 1970

Public

Global mobility and workforce development support to organizations worldwide

2,919

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Bridgeport Hospital 267 Grant St., Bridgeport 06610 384-3000 bridgeporthospital.com

Bill Jennings President and CEO 1878

Private

Hospital and health care services

2,600

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Ability Beyond Disability 4 Berkshire Blvd., Bethel 06801 775-4700 abilitybeyonddisability.org

Thomas H. Fanning President and CEO 1953, relocated to area 1980

Private

Health and human services provider serving people with moderate to significant disability

1,200

This is just a sampling of largest employers; space does not permit us to put all the Fairfeild County companies that would otherwise qualify.

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SPECIAL REPORT

BANKING AND FINANCE

U.S. Trust hones ‘better, simpler’ financial life FarM Fields and ForesTs Find soMe porTFolios

BY BILL FALLON Bfallon@westfairinc.com

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.S. Trust dates to the 19th century, but a recent visit to the company’s Stamford office — one of three in Fairfield County — highlights a thoroughly modern approach to private wealth management. For starters, they gang up on a client: four on one, at least; sometimes they’ll bring in associates. And that’s not only fair, it’s desired. For each client’s “core-four” advisers, “communication is key,” according to a roomful of U.S. Trust executives who recently addressed a broad range of company issues with the Business Journal. The company since 2007 has been the private wealth management arm of Bank of America. Clients span fresh-minted entrepreneurial successes to established business owners. Some have achieved ultra-high net worth status, for which the term “If you have to ask …” was invented. A company seminar titled “Raising Philanthropic Kids” might target a family foundation. After three months as managing director for U.S. Trust’s Fairfield County, Westchester County, N.Y., and Long Island region, Robert P. Pizzella pointed to what he termed “socially responsible and innovative investing” as an example of company ethos meeting client ethos. “We match investing with client values,” he said. “Early on, this probably meant no alcohol and tobacco. Now, it’s a positive selection process. A person might be interested to know how many women and minorities serve on a particular board.” Social and religious preferences can cut both ways — give to A, but never to B — and also can be part of the equation. “Our focus is making the financial lives of our clients better and simpler,” Pizzella said. “With the core, we’re able to deliver the broader U.S. Trust enterprise at every level.” Adapting to a generational shift,

From left, Mary Wall, Margaret Preston and Robert Pizzella in the U.S. Trust Stamford office.

“Elder Care” is now a bona fide and named service. Those navigating elder waters will recognize what U.S. Trust, too, has recognized: situations require help and those who assist probably need help themselves. The firm is a clearing house for client assistance. Financial analysis includes input from a strategy team based in New York City that is removed from the daily profit fray, a point stressed by Andrew F. McGrade, managing director and market investment director. “They have nothing to sell,” McGrade said of the analysts. “They’re not driven by sales or an agenda. They write prolifically and provide us with tremendous intellectual capital.” McGrade called U.S. Trust “a large

firm with unusual skills.” Experts with U.S. Trust include advisers in farming, timber, oil and gas, and even the paintings on the wall — all of which equate to a vast economy that nearly equals all traded equities. The larger the portfolio — notably the ultra-high-net-worth client — the more likely he or she would be interested in these more unusual diversifications. Not knowing about them “would be like playing with one hand tied behind our clients’ backs,” McGrade said. Two-hundred eighty U.S. Trust employees focus on these investment markets. “No one else talks about this.” The firm’s national total is more than 4,000 employees in 140 offices in 32 states. Their toolkits include “cross-over fixed income” program, where, reduced

to its basic level, the left hand of a portfolio coordinates with the right. In “global opportunistic equity portfolio”-speak, an opportunistic manager, in the words of Pizzella, “has a larger sandbox to play in, seeking the best opportunities regardless of where they are.” The tailoring of services and the umbrella-like coverage of interests by a “core” team of four are constants of a one-hour sitdown with U.S. Trust’s Managing Director-Regional Executive Margaret M.V. Preston; Pizzella; McGrade; and Managing Director-Wealth Strategist Mary Wall. Wall said a common industry problem is a lack of communication between adviser and client. “We find when they » Trust, page 16

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Defense spending is ‘win-win’ for state

ell-to-do Americans, including — perhaps not surprisingly — some in Fairfield County, have a high sense of optimism for the future of their finances, according to a recent Morgan Stanley poll of high-networth investors. But news that the rest of the state will be benefitting from a major influx of defense spending, thanks to the newly approved federal budget, could also have people smiling all the way from New York City to the Rhode Island border. While statistics often can be interpreted with a measure of subjectivity, the extent of optimism for the nearterm financial future is worth noting. According to the poll, 71 percent of the tri-state region respondents with $100,000 or more in investable liquid assets believe the national economy will be the same or better by the end of 2014. A similar number have faith in the growth of the global economy at the end of 2014 — 74 percent — but interestingly, even higher percentages are optimistic about the state economy — 76 percent — and their local economy — 83 percent. More than 1,000 respondents were interviewed nationwide in the fourth quarter of 2013. But while the poll shows there is plenty of fuel for optimism, there are some tempering factors for the state economy as well. Connecticut’s economy hasn’t just lagged behind the nation’s since the recession, it has also fallen behind those of all neighboring states except for Rhode Island. Some economists believe that Connecticut’s economy was dealt a harsher blow during the recession and thus had a longer road to recovery than those faced by New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts. Nonetheless, the budget compromise approved by Congress includes more money for submarines built in Groton, helicopters built in Stratford and jet engines built in several areas of the state. Besides money for the major defense contractors, the funding also provides relief to hundreds of Connecticut subcontractors that manufacture parts and components used in larger products.

Peter Chieco

The approved budget includes $3.3 billion for helicopters, including Blackhawks for the Army, Seahawks for the Navy and Nighthawks for the Marines. President Obama signed the measure in mid-January, the day before federal funding was set to run out. Although the bill provides less spending than he had proposed, it funds every agency of the federal government and also scales back automatic spending cuts that hit the Pentagon and major domestic programs last year. It may not be surprising that people with large amounts of disposable income know where to invest that money and are reasonably confident that it will grow in the coming year. But the confidence shown by the wealthy certainly can be emulated by the rest of us, leading to smarter investments or at least to a sense of confidence that tomorrow will be better than today. At the very least there is more money coming to Connecticut to help keep working people on their jobs, and possibly hire back a few who have been unemployed. By any measure, that fits the definition of a win-win situation. Peter Chieco is a private wealth adviser with the Private Wealth Management Division of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management in Greenwich. He can be reached at (203) 625-4897.


C-PACE program notches successes Energy savings popular; long line forms

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one-year anniversary event commemorated the launch of the C-PACE (commercial and industrial property assessed clean energy) program, a nationally recognized effort that allows Connecticut commercial, industrial and multifamily property owners to access affordable, long-term financing for energy upgrades. Properties recognized were from Avon, Bridgeport, Canton, Danbury, Hartford, Killingworth, Meriden, Middletown, Norwalk, Norwich, Simsbury, Trumbull and Windsor. Between them, the properties have completed or will be completing energysaving and renewable energy projects totaling more than $60 million in combined work, including the installation of 1,033 kilowatts of clean energy products. The properties total more than 1.3 million square feet and are estimated to save more than 32,000 quantifiable thermal units per year.

towns have signed on to participate in the program to date, with currently over 120 project applications in the pipeline. C-PACE allows building owners to finance qualifying energy-saving and clean energy improvements by placing a voluntary assessment on their property tax bill.

Typical C-PACE measures include the installation of high efficiency lighting, heating ventilation air conditioning upgrades and controls, high efficiency chillers, boilers, furnaces and water heating systems, building envelope improvements, energy management systems and renewable energy systems such as solar

and fuel cells. Property owners pay for improvements over time through the additional charge on their property tax bill; the repayment obligation transfers automatically to the next owner if the property is sold. — Bill Fallon

C-PACE allows building owners to finance qualifying energysaving and clean energy improvements by placing a voluntary assessment on their property tax bill. C-PACE is managed by Connecticut’s Green Bank, CEFIA (Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority). Sixteen properties and their owners from 12 Connecticut municipalities were recognized for their participation. More than 100 guests attended, including state and municipal leaders, property owners and contractors from across Connecticut. The site was The Bushnell Theater in Hartford last month. Guests and speakers included Robert Klee, commissioner, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection; David Fay, president and CEO, Bushnell Center for Performing Arts and C-PACE program participant; Bryan Garcia, president and CEO, CEFIA; Jessica Bailey, director, C-PACE program, CEFIA; Craig Harrigan, commercial solar developer. Seventy-five Connecticut cities and

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come to us that what they want and what they have in place often are not in sync,” she said. Life changes like retirement and large business transactions might bring clients, no two of whom are exactly alike. “I want to hear from the client,” Wall said. “A lot of advisers want to come in with solutions. I want to know what’s practical. Does it make sense for a family?” She will ask about children and charities, but she also hones in on what she called “worst-case scenarios.” “Contingency plans are a must,” Wall said. As such, Preston noted, “Mary brings in the lawyer and the CPA and makes sure they’re on the same page.” Besides Stamford, U.S. Trust maintains offices in Westport and Greenwich with a total 60 employees, plus four more in-state offices. All offices in the last five years have witnessed Family Wealth Services go from a previous teaching framework to a codified education system. “Soup to complex, always being respectful of the client” Preston said of the services. Within the Family Wealth

Services is a segment titled Elder Care in which tactical concerns like an inventory of assets merge with strategic help like family care. “We’re very engaged outside the community,” she said, citing issues like extended care and at-home services. Clients with elder concerns also have children and, as such, Preston called them “the sandwich generation. She said if they had a common thread for managing their assets: “Not too much risk, but a person wants to grow. I think peace of mind is one of the things we provide.” Pizzella said a company principal is that “money has a mission.” Less broadly, “We listen very carefully about what our clients want and then we have an expert in everything that’s important to them. “Our team-based experience is unique because our clients are unique,” he said. Investment fundamentals, valuation and technical considerations underpin company strategies. “We deliver on the fiduciary level at the highest possible level of service.” One upshot is that when Northeastern clients retire elsewhere or involve themselves in business elsewhere, they tend to stay with their regional U.S. Trust office for services. Said Pizzella, “We travel.”

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The world of film in a Main Street setting The avon Theatre Film Center is a nonprofit, membersupported cultural hub, dedicated to presenting film in its highest forms: as art, as history, as education and as a window on the world, as well as in its most compelling formats: independent, foreign, documentary and classic. at the same time, the avon, itself a 1939 historic landmark, provides a forum for in-person, community dialogue with directors, actors and other luminaries in a vibrant “Main street america” setting. we’ve had some great events at the avon Theatre in the recent past, including a q&a with Jehane noujaim, director of the oscar-nominated documentary “The square”; a visit from the legendary Gene wilder; and a q&a series following three Jacques demy films with suny purchase professor anne kern. we’ve launched a new Free series with sacred heart university and professors Justin liberman and damon Maulucci from shu’s new film department moderate postfilm q&as. This new series fits squarely within the avon’s mission of providing educational access to the world of film. we continue to screen the best of new independent films daily, award-winning films, programmed from the top film festivals in the world (Cannes, sundance, Toronto, etc.) as well as our monthly French Cinematheque, Cult Classics, documentary night and legends of rock live series. we’re fortunate to collaborate with a variety of community partners for upcoming screenings such as The Ballet school of stamford, the wwe, neighbors link, the alliance Francaise of Greenwich and Common Cause in Connecticut. we are excited to welcome several filmmakers and actors to the avon in the coming months, who will enhance the postshow discussion. we believe that the conversation following a film screening is a necessary and thought-provoking part of the viewing process. we’ve just wrapped up our very busy February, filled with the oscar-nominated Film Festival, our annual gala and our oscar night party, and are now looking forward to our annual scholarship competition for local high school seniors. please visit us next time you’re on Bedford street in stamford and find out what’s on at the avon. For more info, visit our website at avontheatre.org or call us at (203) 967-3660. Bridget Stokes director of Communications The avon Theatre Member, Cultural alliance of Fairfield County 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.

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Arts & Culture of Fairfield County

MODERN BLUES MASTER KEB’ MO’ AT THE NORWALK CONCERT HALL on Friday night, March 21, the Fairfield Theater Company (FTC) brings the modern standard-bearer of delta tradition, keb’ Mo’, to a one-night performance at the norwalk Concert hall. keb’ Mo’ brings a big back beat and an injection of soul to the country blues. accomplished as both a frontman and a sideman, keb’ Mo’ began his career as a sideman for papa John Creach. after three albums and numerous dates with Creach, kevin Moore put out his first solo record, “rainmaker”, in 1980. in 1994 he became keb’ Mo’. keb’ Mo’ is now one of the most respected names in modern blues, not just for his use of the most notable elements of the blues, but for his artistic deviation from those elements. keb’ Mo’ is a master of the blues and all of its modern splinters; fragments like soul, r&B, and rock ’n’ roll. he is an artist in all of its elements, from the roots to the branches. The Fairfield Theatre Company is a nonprofit center for the arts and culture located in the heart of downtown Fairfield. we bring together a community of musicians, actors, artists, writers, fans and supporters who are

dedicated to the simple premise that the broadest spectrum of live entertainment and cultural exchange is essential to the vitality of our society. FTC produces shows at its home location, stage one, in downtown Fairfield; at The klein Memorial auditorium in Bridgeport; and at the norwalk Concert hall in norwalk. For more information, visit fairfieldtheatre.org.

DRAW ON! GOES GREEN

From March 15-30, The aldrich Contemporary art Museum is conducting a community drawing festival to inspire creativity in people of all ages and abilities while exploring environmentally friendly art-making – do!GG. at the aldrich, adults, children

and teachers will work with do!GG’s artist-in-residence Tim Gaudreau, artist and educator Molly smith and woodcock nature Center educators to up-cycle, innovate and create with recycled materials. do!GG will also offer engaging performances and lectures to promote “going green” in the community. in addition, a variety of organizations in the area are participating in the aldrich’s draw on! festival, which includes, but is not limited to, the Bellarmine Museum at Fairfield university, housatonic Museum of art, loft artist association, watershed

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Gallery, stepping stones Museum for Children and the silvermine art Center. draw on! Goes Green is presented in partnership with the Connecticut art Trail, ridgefield arts Council, ridgefield Chamber of Commerce, ridgefield education Foundation, and woodcock nature Center. For more information about participating organization’s draw on! schedule, please visit FCBuzz.org or the organization’s individual website. For more specific information about programs at the aldrich, contact the museum at aldrich.org or call (203) 438-4519.

Presented by: Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County


FAIRFIELD COUNTY

BUSINESS JOURNAL ATTACHMENTSFILED Marino, David, Shelton. Filed by BrazzelMassaro. $394,000 in favor of Angelina Caldwell. Property: 77 Vista Drive, Shelton. Filed Feb. 20. Nixon, Ann C., Norwalk. Filed by Angelos Maragos, Esq. Goldman Gruder & Woods L.L.C., Norwalk. $144,159 in favor of HBR Stamford L.L.C., Stamford. Property: 33 Lowe St., Norwalk. Filed Feb. 24.

BANKRUPTCIES Connecticut Basement Systems Radon Inc. 720 Woodend Road, Stratford. Chapter 11, filed Feb. 28. Case no. 14bk50288. Assets: $550,815 as personal property. Liabilities: $627,765 as secured and unsecured claims. Creditors: Spruce Environmental, Haverhill, Ma, $114,948; Chase Credit Line, Louisville, Ky, $99,722; Internal Revenue Services, $97,774; AT&T Yellow Pages, North Haven, $35,341; R.E. Prescott, Exeter, N.H., $33,486 et al. Type of business: corporation. Debtor’s attorney: James M. Nugent of Harlow, Adams and Friedman, Milford.

BUILDING PERMITS

commerciaL Hillside Plaza L.L.C., Stamford, contractor for self. Perform interior alterations for a new tenant in an existing commercial space at 14-16 Main St., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $1,000. Filed Feb. 20. 1 Corporate Drive L.L.C., Shelton, contractor for self. Perform interior alterations for a new tenant in an existing commercial space at 1 Corporate Drive, Shelton. Estimated cost: $24,000. Filed Feb. 28. 300 Wilson Ave. L.L.C., Norwalk, contractor for self. Perform interior alterations for a new tenant in an existing commercial space at 310 Wilson Ave., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $13,500. Filed Feb. 18. 300 Wilson Ave. L.L.C., Norwalk, contractor for self. Perform interior alterations for a new tenant in an existing commercial space at 310 Wilson Ave., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $6,000. Filed Feb. 18.

Items appearing in the Fairfield County Business Journal’s On The Record section are compiled from various sources, including public records made available to the media by federal, state and municipal agencies and the court system. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, no liability is assumed for errors or omissions. In the case of legal action, the records cited are open to public scrutiny and should be inspected before any action is taken. Questions and comments regarding this section should be directed to: Bob Rozycki c/o Westfair Communications Inc. 3 Westchester Park Drive, Suite G7 White Plains, N.Y. 10604-3407 Phone: (914)694-3600 Fax: (914)694-3680

300 Wilson Ave. L.L.C., Norwalk, contractor for self. Perform interior alterations for a new tenant in an existing commercial space at 310 Wilson Ave., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $7,500. Filed Feb. 18.

Edens, Boston, Mass., contractor for Edens. Perform interior alterations for a new tenant in an existing commercial space at 4555 Main St., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $448,105. Filed Feb. 24.

300 Wilson Ave. L.L.C., Norwalk, contractor for self. Perform interior alterations for a new tenant in an existing commercial space at 310 Wilson Ave., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $1,000. Filed Feb. 18.

Elite Dev. Group, Weston, contractor for A.V. Tuchy. Perform interior alterations for a new tenant in an existing commercial space at 542 Westport Ave., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $1 million. Filed Feb. 21.

300 Wilson Ave. L.L.C., Norwalk, contractor for self. Perform interior alterations for a new tenant in an existing commercial space at 310 Wilson Ave., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $8,000. Filed Feb. 18.

EMCOR New England Mech., Trumbull, contractor for 855 Main St. L.L.C. Replace all windows in buildings at 855 Main St., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $1.1 million. Filed Feb. 19.

4 Research Properties L.L.C., Monroe, contractor for self. Remodel common areas in an existing commercial space at 4 Research Drive, Shelton. Estimated cost: $90,000. Filed Feb. 28.

Enterprise Shelton Lot 1 L.L.C., Shelton, contractor for Select Business. Perform interior alterations for a new tenant in an existing commercial space at 3 Corporate Drive, Shelton. Estimated cost: $6,030. Filed Feb. 26.

A Pappajohn Co., Norwalk, contractor for Merritt 7 Venture L.L.C. Perform interior alterations for a new tenant in an existing commercial space at 101 Merritt 7, Norwalk. Estimated cost: $36,000. Filed Feb. 19. A Pappajohn Co., Norwalk, contractor for MCP Medical Partners Inc. Perform interior alterations for a new tenant in an existing commercial space at 40 Cross St., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $143,000. Filed Feb. 19. A Pappajohn Co., Norwalk, contractor for MCP Medical Partners Inc. Perform interior alterations for a new tenant in an existing commercial space at 40 Cross St., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $41,000. Filed Feb. 26. ADT, Shelton, contractor for self. Relocate supply diffusers for new floor plan and install ductless split system at 70 Shelton Technology Center, Shelton. Estimated cost: $28,000. Filed Feb. 27. CH Trap Falls Management, New Canaan, contractor for self. Construct new side corridor for future tenants as per plan and list at 100 Trap Falls Road, Shelton. Estimated cost: $12,310. Filed Feb. 27. Chae Lew Haija Lew L.L.C., Stamford, contractor for self. Perform interior alterations for a new tenant in an existing commercial space at 430 Main Road, Norwalk. Estimated cost: $20,000. Filed Feb. 28. Christopher Road Association, Norwalk, contractor for self. Perform interior alterations for a new tenant in an existing commercial space at 680 Connecticut Ave., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $103,000. Filed Feb. 21. Chukta, Stephen, contractor for Cleaner Plus. Perform interior alterations for a new tenant in an existing commercial space at 150 Main St., Monroe. Estimated cost: $360. Filed Feb. 6. Cohen, Jan, Bridgeport, contractor for 1460 Barnum Ave, L.L.C. Perform interior alterations in an existing commercial space at 1470 Barnum Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $8,750. Filed Feb. 20. Common Bond Market, Shelton, contractor for self. Perform hookup for three bay sinks, install grease trap, two bay sinks, two hand sinks and one slop sink at 40 Huntington St., Shelton. Estimated cost: $15,000. Filed Feb. 20.

Enterprise Shelton Lot 1 L.L.C., Shelton, contractor for The Gym. Perform gym renovation, including energy efficient lighting at 3 Corporate Drive, Shelton. Estimated cost: $28,000. Filed Feb. 28. Ercole Enterprises L.L.C., Shelton, contractor for self. Perform framing and sheetrock the knee wall for playground in infant and toddler room at 250 Riverbend Road, Shelton. Estimated cost: $2,500. Filed Feb. 28.

Pitney Bowes Shelton Realty, Shelton, contractor for Pitney Bowes. Perform interior alterations for a new tenant in an existing commercial space at 27 Waterview Drive, Shelton. Estimated cost: $290,000. Filed Feb. 26. Pitney Bowes Shelton Realty, Shelton, contractor for Pitney Bowes. Perform interior alterations for a new tenant in an existing commercial space at 27 Waterview Drive, Shelton. Estimated cost: $112,271. Filed Feb. 27. R & F Danbury L.L.C., Brookfield, contractor for self. Perform interior alterations for a new tenant in an existing commercial space at 14 Candlewood Lake Road, Brookfield. Estimated cost: $125,000. Filed Feb. 26. RAM Builders, Fairfield, contractor for Evers Hill L.L.C. Perform interior alterations for a new tenant in an existing commercial space at 315 Huntington Turnpike, Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $25,000. Filed Feb. 21. Stanley Construction, Seymour, contractor for the Housing Authority of the City of Bridgeport. Perform structural roof replacements and interior framing for alterations at 75 Steward St., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $274,177. Filed Feb. 19.

Broder, Glenn, Norwalk, contractor for William Buckholtz and Jenniferr Buckholtz. Repair fire damage to an existing singlefamily residence at 5 Stonedge Road, Norwalk. Estimated cost: $15,000. Filed Feb. 26. Brunswick School, Greenwich, contractor for self. Construct temporary tent, lights and generator for a fundraiser at 1252 King St., Greenwich. Estimated cost: $40,415. Cenejusta, Matilia, Bridgeport, contractor for self. Construct a new three-story exterior stairway at 1311-1315 Park Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $26,000. Filed Feb. 19. Demedici, Shelton, contractor for self. Install a propane gas furnace and air conditioning converted from oil at 45 Stendahl Drive, Shelton. Estimated cost: $7,000. Filed Feb. 26. Dunn, Brookfield, contractor for self. Construct a new shed at an existing single-family residence at 8 Nicole’s Court, Brookfield. Estimated cost: $8,000. Filed Feb. 10. Dziemien, Kathleen, contractor for self. Perform alterations to an existing residential space at 16 Bayburn Road, Monroe. Estimated cost: $36,500. Filed Feb. 11.

Subway of Downtown, Bridgeport, contractor for self. Perform interior alterations for a new tenant in an existing commercial space at 984 Main St., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $1,400. Filed Feb. 21.

Fancher, Brookfield, contractor for self. Perform alteration on half bathroom in an existing single-family residence at 103 Tower Road, Brookfield. Estimated cost: $1,200. Filed Feb. 11.

Fairfield County Investors, Fairfield, contractor for self. Perform interior alterations for a new tenant in an existing commercial space at 235 Main Ave., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $1,000. Filed Feb. 28.

Taurus Investment, Shelton, contractor for self. Install voice and data cabling at 70 Shelton Technology Center, Shelton. Estimated cost: $15,000. Filed Feb. 20.

Investment Capital Partners, Shelton, contractor for Building Blocks Early Learning Center. Perform interior alterations for a new tenant in an existing commercial space at 1079 Bridgeport Ave., Shelton. Estimated cost: $70,000. Filed Feb. 26.

Taurus Investment, Maitland, Fla., contractor for self. Perform interior alterations for a new tenant in an existing commercial space at 70 Shelton Technology Center, Shelton. Estimated cost: $5,000. Filed Feb. 28.

FJC Designs and Construction L.L.C., Greenwich, contractor for Thomas Reynolds and Erika Reynolds. Install beam and enlarge kitchen space in an existing singlefamily residence at 7 Old Wagon Road, Greenwich. Estimated cost: $57,000.

Jerry & Carr Construction, Bridgeport, contractor for Gary Smith. Construct wall to split space in an existing commercial space at 602 Boston Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $1,000. Filed Feb. 18.

Webster Bank Arena, Bridgeport, contractor for self. Construct a new equipment room in an existing commercial space at 600 Main St., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $80,000. Filed Feb. 18.

Kamaci, Ender, Bridgeport, contractor for self. Perform interior alterations in an existing commercial space at 624 E. Main St., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $8,000. Filed Feb. 21.

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Kelly, Brookfield, contractor for self. Perform interior alterations for a new tenant in an existing commercial space at 28 Old Gray’s Bridge Road, Brookfield. Estimated cost: undisclosed. Filed Feb. 27. Maritime Place L.L.C., Norwalk, contractor for self. Perform interior alterations for a new tenant in an existing commercial space at 18 Marshall St., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $550,000. Filed Feb. 20. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., Morristown, N.J., contractor for self. Perform interior alterations for a new tenant in an existing commercial space at 800 Connecticut Ave., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $110,000. Filed Feb. 20.

Ahad, Mohammed, Bridgeport, contractor for self. Remove kitchen on third floor to make it part of first-floor apartment at 125 Scofield Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $1,000. Filed Feb. 20. Alvin Construction, Stratford, contractor for John Green. Repair fire damage in a single-family residence at 554 Soundview Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $15,000. Filed Feb. 21. AMEC Carting L.L.C., Norwalk, contractor for Richard F. Zannino and Zannin. Demolish an existing single-family residence at 30 Lismore Lane, Greenwich. Estimated cost: $15,000. Berenson, Harold, contractor for self. Add a generator to an existing residential space at 120 Settlers Farm, Monroe. Estimated cost: $6,500. Filed Feb. 10.

Friends of Liberation Programs, Norwalk, contractor for self. Relocate existing wireless telecomm and antennas at 4 Elmcrest Terrace, Norwalk. Estimated cost: $150,000. Filed Feb. 19. G&S Restoration, Orange, contractor for Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust. Renovate all floors in an existing residential space at 103 Park Terrace, Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $24,000. Filed Feb. 21. Gardella Brothers Ltd., Norwalk, contractor for self. Add a new handicapped entrance to the north side at 144 Walter St., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $10,000. Filed Feb. 20. Gray, Judy, Bridgeport, contractor for self. Install an in-ground swimming pool at an existing single-family residence at 28 Stillman St., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $5,100. Filed Feb. 25. Habitat For Humanity, Bridgeport, contractor for self. Construct a new single-family residence at 308 Berkshire Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $95,000. Filed Feb. 18. Habitat For Humanity, Bridgeport, contractor for self. Construct a new single-family residence at 710 Shelton St., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $95,000. Filed Feb. 18. Hawley Construction, Brookfield, contractor for self. Construct temporary tents at 99 Federal Road, Brookfield. Estimated cost: $1,000. Filed Feb. 20.

Hawley, Ellen Fuchida and Devere Hawley, Greenwich, contractor for self. Perform additions to entry area and laundry, add one new powder room, replace kitchen, rebuild master bathroom and update living room and lower level bathrooms at 2 Stonebrook Lane, Greenwich. Estimated cost: $432,282. Holdings, Jesas, Bridgeport, contractor for self. Perform interior renovations in an existing residential space at 55 Andover St., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $13,000. Filed Feb. 24. Jesus Ortiz, Bridgeport, contractor for self. Replace six fire doors in an existing residential space at 204-206 Holly St., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $5,000. Filed Feb. 21. Lang Pools Inc., Norwalk, contractor for Guy Beach. Install an in-ground swimming pool at an existing single-family residence at 369 Rowayton Ave., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $28,000. Filed Feb. 21. Larry DeLuca Excavating L.L.C., Greenwich, contractor for Four Wescott CT L.L.C. Demolish an existing single-family residence at 4 Wescott Court, Greenwich. Estimated cost: $4,500. Loughman, Candice L., Shelton, contractor for self. Replace three windows in an existing single-family residence at 48 Nichols Ave., Shelton. Estimated cost: $984. Filed Feb. 25. Lyon, Brookfield, contractor for self. Perform kitchen renovations in an existing single-family residence at 118 Long Meadow Hill Road, Brookfield. Estimated cost: $8,000. Filed Feb. 10. Mantz Construction, Bridgeport, contractor for self. Remove fire damaged roof structure and add new roof structure at 111 Arada Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $40,000. Filed Feb. 18. Mas, Jessica M. and Steven M. Duley, Shelton, contractor for self. Replace six windows in an existing single-family residence at 35 Whippoorwill Drive, Shelton. Estimated cost: $6,200. Filed Feb. 21. Matto, Ralph, Shelton, contractor for self. Remove and replace fire damage as per list and plan at 340 Howe Ave., Shelton. Estimated cost: $72,000. Filed Feb. 27. Mcloud, Sandra, Bridgeport, contractor for self. Construct a single-story familyroom addition and perform interior alterations at 60 Daniel Drive, Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $15,000. Filed Feb. 20. Meligi, Michael, contractor for self. Perform alterations to an existing single-family residence at 26 Deepwood Circle, Monroe. Estimated cost: $15,000. Filed Feb. 19. Messer, Brookfield, contractor for self. Construct a chair lift at 4 Fieldstone Road, Brookfield. Estimated cost: $2,000. Filed Feb. 26. Midwest Underground Technology, contractor for self. Add a generator to an existing residential space at 1428 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe. Estimated cost: $10,500. Filed Feb. 12.

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NEWSMAKERS plus awards and events TACKLING CYSTIC FIBROSIS

STEW’S AND M&T BOOST WATER SAFETY

Betsy Conti INNOVATIVE NETWORK SOLUTIONS CORP. a Stamford-based IT firm, and football legend BOOMER ESIASON, pictured, of the BOOMER ESIASON FOUNDATION, announced the launch of GenietheGene.com – a new educational character launched as an online comic book that aims to help children battling cystic fibrosis with easy-to-understand answers. “Genie the Gene is the latest addition to Mr. Esiason’s crusade against cystic fibrosis,” said MIKE DOLCE, leader of Innovative App Solutions, the web development arm of Innovatiove Network Solutions, who was instrumental in the creation of the Genie the Gene website. “Boomer became a passionate advocate for patients of cystic fibrosis when his own son, Gunnar Esiason, was diagnosed with the fatal disease at age two.” Esiason played for the Giants, Jets, Cincinnati Bengals and Arizona Cardinals. After retiring, he became an analyst full time. “We are honored to have been able to team up with such a high profile client for such a good cause,” said Dolce.

BROWN PROMOTED AT WISLON ELSER The law firm WILSON ELSER has promoted STEPHEN P. BROWN to deputy regional managing partner of its Connecticut offices. The firm has had a Stamford office since 2004 and recently opened an office in Hartford. His immediate focus will be on helping to grow the litigation practice in Hartford, an office the firm opened to support its growing government affairs practice and to better service the firm’s insurance company clients.

M&T BANK joined the ranks of businesses supporting the STEW LEONARD III CHILDREN’S CHARITIES in Norwalk with a $2,000 contribution to help fund swimming lessons for youngsters. Pictured, from left, are: DOREEN MINOR, director of the Stew Leonard III Children’s Charities; KIM LEONARD, co-founder of Stew Leonard III Children’s Charities; SAM TINGLEY, M&T Bank’s Connecticut group manager for commercial banking; STEW LEONARD JR., CEO

Mark Namm

and president of Stew Leonard’s and co-founder of Stew Leonard III Children’s Charities; VINCE SUMMA, executive vice president and CFO of Stew Leonard’s; JOHN PARISIO, M&T senior relationship manager for commercial banking; and CHRIS BEUTEL, M&T Bank associate. The Leonard family, which lost a child to drowning, has funded swimming lessons and water safety for thousands of area children.

TALES FROM THE LIVING PAST Connecticut’s proud history of invention and innovation is on display at DISCOVERY MUSEUM in Bridgeport. State Sens. ANDRES AYALA, with scissors left, and ANTHONY MUSTO, right, helped cut the ribbon on a new exhibit showcasing Connecticut’s industrial history. Display items include a high-wheel bicycle, letters from MARK TWAIN, photographs of Connecticut factory workers from the early 1900s and more. “This exhibit is a reminder of where we’ve been and where we’re going, as Bridgeport rebuilds into a major center of commerce and industry,” said Ayala. “In a rapidly evolving world economy, science, technology, engineering and math are four fields that are increasingly critical to the education of Connecticut’s young people — and those are just what is on display here at the Discovery Museum,” said Musto. “This museum

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continues to be a great enrichment tool for people of all ages looking to further their educations.” The museum has been educating Connecticut residents for more than 50 years.


HOUSATONIC LUNCHEON GIVES AWARD

MANGAN RECOGNIZED

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MARCH 21

The HOUSATONIC COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOUNDATION announced its award recipient and chairman of the “Distinguished Citizen” luncheon for 2014. The announcement came prior to the second annual luncheon, March 13, at the BEACON HALL EVENTS CENTER at Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport. The lunch chairman was MICHAEL LABELLA, pictured, market president of TD Bank and a resident of Trumbull. LaBella has been the Connecticut market president for TD since 2009 and manages the bank’s four regional offices in Wilton, New Haven, New Britain and Hartford. This year’s Distinguished Citizen Award recipient is MICHAEL E. NIEDERMEIER, retired partner at BlumShapiro and also a resident of Trumbull.

WEBSTER FINANCIAL CORP., the holding company for Webster Bank, N.A., announced TERRY MANGAN, senior vice president, investor relations, has been recognized on Institutional Investor magazine’s 2014 AllAmerica Executive Team list for excellence. Mangan joined Webster in 2003 and has headed up the organization’s investor relations function since that time. He received a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and an M.B.A. from the University of Bridgeport. He resides in Wilton, and is a member of the Finance Committee of the United Way of Greater Waterbury.

NEWS NOON

UNITED WAY OF WESTERN CONNECTICUT hosts a community volunteer recruitment event featuring Kevin Boothe, twotime Super Bowl champion and offensive lineman for the New York Giants. Boothe will be available for autographs and photos with fans. The event will also feature local nonprofits who work with youth. It is open to the community: Friday, March 21, 2:30-3:30 p.m., rain or shine, Danbury War Memorial, 1 Memorial Drive, Danbury. For more information, call Isabel Almeida, (203) 770-9292.

MARCH 26 WINNER OF BEST WORLD MUSIC

ALBUM at the 54th Grammy Awards, Tinariwen will be in concert at The Ridgefield Playhouse Wednesday, March 26, 8 p.m. Over the past 35 years, the West African musicians have amassed fans from every corner of the globe, including fellow musicians like Robert Plant, U2, Radiohead and Carlos Santana. Special guest is The Melodic. For tickets ($28), call or visit the box office at (203) 438-5795, or order online at ridgefieldplayhouse. org. The address is 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield.

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on the record Mitchell, Shane and Dennis Mitchell, Norwalk, contractor for self. Add second bathroom and mudroom to the rear of an existing garage at 31 Stonecrop Road North, Norwalk. Estimated cost: $5,000. Filed Feb. 18. Mohammed, Jan, Fairfield, contractor for self. Replace six windows in building at 603605 Union Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $2,000. Filed Feb. 19. Monroe Little League, contractor for self. Construct a new shed at an existing singlefamily residence at 67 Cross Hill Road, Monroe. Estimated cost: $2,000. Filed Feb. 12. Mulholland, Frederick N. II, Shelton, contractor for self. Finish basement in an existing single-family residence at 18 Briarcliff Road, Shelton. Estimated cost: $7,360. Filed Feb. 21. Pizarro, Daniel, Bridgeport, contractor for self. Replace eight fire doors in an existing residential space at 1652-1654 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $2,000. Filed Feb. 20. Pools By Jorge, Norwalk, contractor for Kelly Ann Coveny. Install an in-ground swimming pool at an existing single-family residence at 60 Crooked Trail Road, Norwalk. Estimated cost: $30,000. Filed Feb. 18. Power Home Remodeling Group, Chester, Pa., contractor for Kenneth Lyon and Lynn Lyon. Remove and install roof on an existing single-family residence at 11 Lakeside Drive, Norwalk. Estimated cost: $11,273. Filed Feb. 19. Rick’s Main Roofing Ltd., Norwalk, contractor for Jared Finkelstein. Replace existing shingle roof at 85 Christie Hill Road, Darien. Estimated cost: $24,364. Riverview at Brookfield L.L.C., Brookfield, contractor for self. Perform unfinished work from a previous permit at 10 Riverview Court, Brookfield. Estimated cost: undisclosed. Filed Feb. 25. S&G of Shelton, Shelton, contractor for self. Install new forced warm air furnace and air conditioning at 8 Haverhill Drive, Shelton. Estimated cost: $6,000. Filed Feb. 26. Solar City, Rocky Hill, contractor for Luis Sanchez. Perform structural roof repairs on an existing residential space at 2269 Main St., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $5,948. Filed Feb. 21. Spero, Brookfield, contractor for self. Finish basement in an existing single-family residence at 4 Hayward Hills Lane, Brookfield. Estimated cost: $25,860. Filed Feb. 19. Subbiah, Suresh, contractor for self. Perform alterations to an existing single-family residence at 21 Horizon Lane, Monroe. Estimated cost: $37,000. Filed Feb. 12. Teixeira, Jose, Bridgeport, contractor for self. Perform exterior repairs to front porch at 1203-1205 Norman St., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $7,000. Filed Feb. 20. Town of Greenwich, Greenwich, contractor for self. Repair water damage to an educational facility at 180 E. Elm St., Greenwich. Estimated cost: $30,000. Town of Greenwich, Greenwich, contractor for self. Construct temporary tent, lights and generator for fundraiser at 90 Harding Road, Greenwich. Estimated cost: $400.

Toyotomi U.S.A. Inc., Brookfield, contractor for self. Construct roadside sign on public property at 604 Federal Road, Brookfield. Estimated cost: undisclosed. Filed Feb. 24. UB Construction, contractor for self. Perform alterations to an existing single-family residence at 21 Dogwood Lane, Monroe. Estimated cost: $25,000. Filed Feb. 12. Verizon Wireless, East Hartford, contractor for self. Remove six antennas and install six antennas and three radio heads at 0 Lane St., Shelton. Estimated cost: $19,000. Filed Feb. 26. Vial, Brookfield, contractor for self. Construct a new single-family residence at 39 Candlewood Shores Road, Brookfield. Estimated cost: $150,000. Filed Feb. 28. Viana, Lyndon, Bridgeport, contractor for self. Replace one fire door at an existing single-family residence at 1282 North Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $300. Filed Feb. 25. Walker, Max, Stratford, contractor for self. Perform alterations to kitchen and bathroom in an existing single-family residence at 940-944 Pearl Harbor St., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $12,000. Filed Feb. 25. Walker, Michael J., Shelton, contractor for self. Repair and replace bathroom fixtures under house at 67 Maple St., Shelton. Estimated cost: $2,000. Filed Feb. 25.

COURT CASES

Bridgeport District Court Black Rock Gardens Cooperative Inc., Hamden. Filed by Carol Hoffman, Bridgeport. Plaintiff’s attorney: Antignani & Maresca P.C., Bridgeport. Action: The plaintiff has brought this personal injury suit against the defendant alleging that she tripped on a bumpy surface owned by the defendant and sustained injury. The pedestrian walkway was allegedly allowed to exist due the negligence of the defendant and its employees. The plaintiff claims monetary damages in excess of $15,000 exclusive of interests and costs and judgment. Filed Feb. 21. Case No. 6041178. Capital Power Operations Inc., Hartford. Filed by Byron Williams, Bridgeport. Plaintiff’s attorney: Andrew M. McPherson, Bridgeport. Action: The plaintiff has brought this suit against the defendant alleging that he had suffered emotional distress when racist symbolism was left in his workplace. When he reported this to his supervisor, he was allegedly harassed. Plaintiff claims monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs, punitive damages, attorney’s fees and costs and such other and further relief as the court may deem appropriate. Filed Feb. 21. Case No. 6041180. Easton Country Day School Inc., Westport. Filed by Lauren Frazier, Newtown. Plaintiff’s attorney: Willinger, Willinger & Bucci P.C., Bridgeport. Action: The plaintiff has brought this breach-of- contract suit against the defendant alleging that she had been wrongfully terminated by the defendant. Plaintiff had brought up the disturbing behavior of a student and the defendant disagreed with the assessment and terminated her, breaching the contract of her employment. Plaintiff claims monetary damages, costs of this action and any additional and further relief as mad appear equitable, just and proper. Filed Feb. 18. Case No. 6041090.

Law Offices of Frank J. Riccio Jr., Bridgeport. Filed by Maria Orsini, Bridgeport. Plaintiff’s attorney: Stranger & Arnold L.L.C., Hartford. Action: The plaintiff has brought this legal malpractice suit against the defendant alleging that the defendant had failed to provide proper legal services to the plaintiff. As a result, the plaintiff was unable to collect a settlement in a personal injury suit. Plaintiff claims money damages in excess of $15,000 exclusive of interest and costs and such other relief in law or equity that justice requires. Filed Feb. 19. Case No. 6041118. Middlesex Mutual Assurance Co., Hartford. Filed by Christopher Iannucci, Huntington. Plaintiff’s attorney: Coyne, Von Kunn, Brady & Fries, Stratford. Action: The plaintiff has brought this motor vehicle suit against the defendant alleging that he collided with an underinsured motorist and suffered injury. The insurance policy carried by the underinsured motorist is inadequate to fully compensate for the damages. The plaintiff alleges that his injuries are the legal responsibilities of his insurance company, the defendant. The plaintiff claims judgment and money damages in excess of $15,000 exclusive of interests and costs and such other relief as equity or law may provide. Filed Feb. 19. Case No. 6041116. University of Connecticut, Storrs. Filed by Christian Perez, Camuy, Puerto Rico. Plaintiff’s attorney: Samowitz & Samowitz L.L.C. Action: The plaintiff has brought this personal injury suit against the defendant alleging that he slipped on an icy surface owned by the defendant and sustained injury. This icy condition was allegedly allowed to exist due to the negligence of the defendant and its employees. The plaintiff claims monetary damages in excess of $15,000, punitive damages, attorney fees, costs and any other remedy in equity or in law. Filed Feb. 20. Case No. 6041166.

Danbury District Court 616 Federal Road L.L.C. Danbury. Filed by Thomas LaBarbera, Brookfield. Plaintiff’s attorney: Coyne, Von Kunn, Brady & Fries, Stratford. Action: The plaintiff has brought this personal injury suit against the defendant alleging that he slipped on an icy surface owned by the defendant and sustained injury. This icy condition was allegedly allowed to exist due the negligence of the defendant and its employees. The plaintiff claims monetary damages in excess of $15,000 within the jurisdiction of the court and such other relief as law or equity may provide. Filed Feb. 21. Case No. 6014674. Interlab Incorporated, et al., Danbury. Filed by Newtown Savings Bank, Newtown. Plaintiff’s attorney: Neubert, Pepe & Monteith, New Haven. Action: The plaintiff has brought this breach-of- contract suit against the defendant alleging that they had failed to make payments to the plaintiff for a credit promissory note. The plaintiff has declared the entire outstanding principal balance due and has made a demand for the balance, yet has not received payment. The plaintiff claims money damages of $15,000 or more, money damages, costs and attorney’s fees and such other and further equitable relief as this court deems just and proper. Filed Feb. 18. Case No. 6014648. Physicians for Women P.C., New Haven. Filed by Tamura Rose M., M.D., Redding. Plaintiff’s attorney: Chipman, Mazzucco, Land & Pennarola L.L.C., Danbury. Action: The plaintiff has brought this improper firing suit against the defendant alleging that she had been fired for withdrawing from night call and obstetrics, although she claims she wanted to remain in gynecology. Plaintiff claims other relief in addition to or in lieu of money damages. Filed Feb. 24. Case No. 6014685

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Stamford District Court City of Stamford, Stamford. Filed by Carole Woodier, Greenwich. Plaintiff’s attorney: Taylor & Fedor, Westport. Action: The plaintiff has brought this personal injury suit against the defendant alleging that she tripped on a hole in a walkway owned by the defendant and sustained injury. This pedestrian walkway was allegedly allowed to exist due to the negligence of the defendant and its employees. The plaintiff claims monetary damages in excess of $15,000, interests and costs, damages for past and future pain and suffering, damages for loss of enjoyment of life, past and future medical expenses and such other relief as the court deems fair and equitable. Filed Feb. 24. Case No. 6021345. Counter-Servers L.L.C., Stamford. Filed by Cach L.L.C., Denver, Colo. Plaintiff’s attorney: Kristine Homoleski, Beverly Mass. Action: The plaintiff has brought this breach-of-contract suit against the defendant alleging that it had failed to make timely payments to the plaintiff for a line of credit. The plaintiff has declared the entire outstanding principal balance due and has made a demand for the balance, yet has not received payment. The plaintiff claims money damages of $15,000 or less, pre-judgment interest, post-judgment interest, costs, attorney’s fees and such other and further equitable relief as this court deems just and proper. Filed Feb. 19. Case No. 6021322. Lord & Taylor L.L.C., New York, N.Y. Filed by Celestina Scalzi, Hartford. Plaintiff’s attorney: Jacobs & Dow L.L.C., New Haven. Action: The plaintiff has brought this petition, order and summons upon the defendant. Plaintiff had suffered injuries when a lady above her fell on an escalator. Plaintiff requests that the defendant release the name, address and telephone number of the person who fell on her to commence a civil suit. Filed Feb. 18. Case No. 6021307. Makum L.L.C., Stamford. Filed by Chamberlain Group Inc., Elmhurst, Ill. Plaintiff’s attorney: Myra L. Graubard, Stamford. Action: The plaintiff has brought this breachof-contract suit against the defendant alleging that it had not paid for goods provided to the defendant. The plaintiff has made a demand for the balance of $15,672, yet has not received payment. The plaintiff claims monetary damages in excess of $15,000, statutory interest and post judgment statutory interest. Filed Feb. 24. Case No. 6021363.

SUPERIOR COURT Atlantic Fire. Filed by National Automatic Sprinkler Industry Apprentice and Training Fund. Plaintiff’s attorney: Stacie Boeniger Collier of Nixon Peabody L.L.P., Providence, RI. Action: The plaintiff has brought an employee pension plan suit against the defendant, demanding $7,348, for unpaid contributions to the pension plan’s fund. Filed Feb. 28. Case no. 14cv00253. Beacon Fire Protection. Filed by National Automatic Sprinkler Industry Apprentice and Training Fund. Plaintiff’s attorney: Stacie Boeniger Collier of Nixon Peabody L.L.P., Providence, RI. Action: The plaintiff has brought an employee pension plan suit against the defendant, demanding $7,348, for unpaid contributions to the pension plan’s fund. Filed Feb. 28. Case no. 14cv00254.

Bethsaida Community Inc. Filed by Rhonda Ploof. Plaintiff’s attorney: Karyl Lee Hall and Kirk W. Lowry of Connecticut Legal Rights Project, Inc., Middletown. Action: The plaintiff has brought a civil rights accommodation suit against the defendant. Allegedly, plaintiff was terminated from her federally subsidized housing and supportive services due to her handicapping condition, mental illness and her disability. Filed Feb. 25. Case no. 14cv00227.

(City of) Hartford. Filed by David Lillibridge. Plaintiff’s attorney: James V. Sabatini of Sabatini and Associates, Newington. Action: The plaintiff has brought a civil rights: Americans with disability suit against the defendant, demanding $1 million. As a result of the medical condition, Type II Diabetes, the plaintiff, a neighborhood development specialist, was unable to drive and was subsequently terminated. Filed Feb. 24. Case no. 14cv00221.

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GMBH + Co. KG et al. Filed by Cesar Castillo. Plaintiff’s attorney: David R. Schaefer of Brenner, Saltzman and Wallman, New Haven. Action: The plaintiff has brought an anti-trust class action suit against the defendants for the alleged unlawful exclusion of generic competition from the market of Aggrenox, a prescription drug sold by defendant and for actions taken against a competitor when the competitor subsequently sought approval to market a generic drug. Filed Feb. 24. Case no. 14cv00225.

Patrick Hogan d.b.a. Kelly’s Bar and Restaurant. Filed by Joe Hand Promotions Inc. Plaintiff’s attorney: Michael Lincoln Chambers Jr., Hartford. Action: The plaintiff has brought a cable/satellite TV suit against the defendant, demanding $170,000 for the interception and descrambled satellite signal of plaintiff’s property. Filed Feb. 24. Case no. 14cv00218.

Bristol Fire Protection. Filed by National Automatic Sprinkler Industry Apprentice and Training Fund. Plaintiff’s attorney: Stacie Boeniger Collier of Nixon Peabody L.L.P., Providence, RI. Action: The plaintiff has brought an employee pension plan suit against the defendant, demanding $12,637, for unpaid contributions to the pension plan’s fund. Filed Feb. 28. Case no. 14cv00252. Larry P. Chinn. Filed by PHL Variable Insurance Co. Plaintiff’s attorney: W. Glen Pierson of Loughlin Fitzgerald P.C., Wallingford. Action: The plaintiff has brought a breach-of-contract suit against the defendant, demanding $766,000. A brokerage general agent agreement in connection with the sale of certain insurance products, representing $941,017 commission was subsequently surrendered and as a consequence, defendant was allegedly required to repay plaintiff, of which $200,000 had already been repaid. Filed Feb. 26. Case no. 14cv00241. Coldwell Banker Real Estate L.L.C. et al. Filed by Gary Ryder, Watermill, NY. Action: The plaintiff has brought a personal property and breach-of-contract suit against the defendants, demanding $445,000 related to the rental and maintenance of plaintiff’s real property on 345 Round Hill Road, Greenwich. Filed Feb. 25. Case no. 14cv00231. Creations by Alina L.L.C. Filed by Sweet and Simple. Plaintiff’s attorney: Jessica Strom Rutherford of Ferdinand I.P., Westport. Action: The plaintiff, operating since trademark was filed November 2009, has brought a trademark infringement suit against the defendant, owners of a nearby competing establishment, Simply Sweet Patisserie, which was formed in October 2013. Filed Feb. 26. Case no. 14cv00235. First Transit Inc. Filed by Rhoda Brown, dispatcher. Plaintiff’s attorney: James V. Sabatini of Sabatini and Associates, Newington. Action: The plaintiff has brought a civil rights: Americans with disability and discrimination suit, demanding $1 million against the defendant as it relates to plaintiff’s disability and sexual orientation. Since plaintiff suffers from chronic asthma, she was not able to complete the random drug testing, which included the use of a breathalyzer and was subsequently terminated. Filed Feb. 24. Case no. 14cv00220. G.E. Capital Retail Bank. Filed by Kyle O’Connor. Plaintiff’s attorney: Sergei Lemberg of Lemberg and Associates L.L.C., Stamford. Action: The plaintiff has brought a suit against the defendant, demanding $25 million for repeated violations of the telephone consumer protection act, specifically unsolicited telemarketing phone calls. Filed Feb. 25. Case no. 14cv00229.

Hyundai Entourage Vin KNDMC233576017961 et al. Filed by USA. Plaintiff’s attorney: John B. Hughes of the U.S. Attorney’s office, New Haven. Action: The plaintiff has brought a drug-related seizure of property suit against the defendants, including Bayron Martinez. Filed Feb. 26. Case no. 14cv00239. Manasseh Jordan Ministeries. Filed by Sergei Lemberg. Plaintiff’s attorney: Lemberg and Associates L.L.C., Stamford. Action: The plaintiff has brought a suit against the defendant, demanding $25 million for repeated violations of the telephone consumer protection act, specifically unsolicited telemarketing phone calls. Filed Feb. 26. Case no. 14cv00240. Mateo et al. Filed by Tapia et al. Plaintiff’s attorney: James Bhandary-Alexander of New Haven Legal Assistance Assoc. Inc. Action: The plaintiffs, nightly cleaners, have brought a labor fair standards suit against the defendants, owners of movie theaters, for allegedly unpaid wages. Filed Feb. 27. Case no. 14cv00247. Metro-North Commuter Railroad Co. Filed by Lourdes Davila. Plaintiff’s attorney: Joel Thomas Faxon of Stratton Faxon, New Haven. Action: The plaintiff, a passenger, has brought a personal injury suit against the defendant related to an accident on May 17, 2013. Filed Feb. 27. Case no. 14cv00248. Midstate Medical Center. Filed by Camille Roach. Plaintiff’s attorney: James V. Sabatini of Sabatini and Associates, Newington. Action: The plaintiff has brought a civil rights employment discrimination suit against the defendant, demanding $350,000, for wrongful termination as a result of intermittent family-leave time, regular personal phone calls and reduced work hours to care for disabled daughter. Filed Feb. 24. Case no. 14cv00219. National Union Fire Ins. Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa. Filed by Thompson et al. Plaintiff’s attorney: Joel Thomas Faxon of Stratton Faxon, New Haven. Action: The plaintiff has brought an insurance enforcement suit against the defendant, demanding $13,500,000 related to an explosion at the Middletown, Connecticut Kleen Energy plant Feb. 7, 2010. Filed Feb. 28. Case no. 14cv00259. Neopost USA Inc. Filed by David Bacchiocchi. Plaintiff’s attorney: James V. Sabatini of Sabatini and Associates, Newington. Action: The plaintiff, a project manager, has brought a civil rights: Americans with disabilities suit against the defendant, demanding $1.5 million for wrongful termination as a result of plaintiff’s disability, which includes hypertension, fatigue, insomnia, anxiety and heart palpitations. Filed Feb. 28. Case no. 14cv00256.


on the record Provide Commerce Inc. Filed by Edible Arrangements L.L.C. Plaintiff’s attorney: Kevin P. Walsh of the Law Offices of Williams, Walsh and O’Connor, North Haven. Action: The plaintiff has brought a trademark infringement suit against the defendant for allegedly manipulating Google Ad Search and redirecting plaintiff’s customers to ProFlowers and Shari’s Brands. Filed Feb. 28. Case no. 14cv00250. Regency Heights of Windham L.L.C. et al. Filed by John Schneider. Plaintiff’s attorney: Jacques Parenteau of Madsen, Prestley and Parenteau L.L.C., Hartford. Action: The plaintiff has brought a job discrimination suit against the defendants related to plaintiff’s age. Filed Feb. 24. Case no. 14cv00217. Retrieval Masters Creditors Bureau L.L.C. Filed by Roberta Weingarten. Plaintiff’s attorney: Daniel Goldsmith Ruggiero, Raynheim, Ma. Action: The plaintiff has brought a consumer credit class action suit against the defendants, a debt collector. Filed Feb. 25. Case no. 14cv00236. St. Mary’s Hospital et al. Filed by Latasha Brown, administratrix of the estate of Christopher Stevenson. Plaintiff’s attorney: James G. Williams of the Law Offices of Williams, Walsh and O’Connor L.L.C., North Haven. Action: The plaintiff has brought a personal injury for medical malpractice suit against the defendants, demanding $5 million for failing to adequately monitor and treat plaintiff’s Type I diabetes medical condition when he arrived at the hospital’s emergency room with DKA, which led to a deranged metabolic state upon discharge and then death less than 36 hours later. Filed Feb. 25. Case no. 14cv00228. Stop + Shop Supermarket Co. L.L.C. Filed by Stanley Dixon. Plaintiff’s attorney: Stephen E. Pliakas of Tinley, Nastri, Renehan and Dost, Waterbury. Action: The plaintiff has brought a personal injury suit against the defendant, demanding $75,000 as a result of an accident plaintiff experienced as a customer within the store Nov. 13, 2012 which exacerbated several preexisting conditions. Filed Feb. 24. Case no. 14cv00224. Yuri Traisman. Filed by Sberbank of Russia. Plaintiff’s attorney: Alfred U. Pavlis and William Morten Tong of Finn Dixon, and Herling, Stamford. Action: The plaintiff has brought a diversity and breach-of-contract suit against the defendant for failing to meet financial obligations of $17.3 million that were guaranteed by defendant for the purpose of financing the construction of a shopping center in Moscow, Russia. Filed Feb. 24. Case no. 14cv00216. Transcontinental Credit and Collection Corp. Filed by Nadine Weingarden. Plaintiff’s attorney: Daniel Goldsmith Ruggiero, Raynheim, Ma. Action: The plaintiff has brought a fair debt suit against the defendant, a debt collection agency. Filed Feb. 28. Case no. 14cv00258. University of Connecticut et al. Filed by George W. Benedetti. Plaintiff’s attorney: David Fink of Fink and Johnson, Houston, Texas. Action: The plaintiff has brought a patent suit against the defendants for the failure to pay associated costs to maintain patent as allegedly agreed thus allowing the patent to expire. The patent had been invented by plaintiff, a physics public school teacher. Filed Feb. 25. Case no. 14cv00237.

Voltage Security Inc. Filed by Protegrity Corp., a Cayman Islands Co. Plaintiff’s attorney: Stephen P. McNamara of St. Onge, Steward, Johnston + Reens, Stamford; and Woodrow H. Pollack of Gray Robinson P.A., Tampa, Fl. Action: The plaintiff has brought a patent infringement suit against the defendant by having made, used or sold database security systems resulting in the loss of profits and by actively inducing its customers to secure data in its customer databases, such storage of data infringes upon plaintiff’s patent. Filed Feb. 28. Case no. 14cv00257.

DEEDS

COMMITTEE DEEDS DeYotlovo, Alessandra, Stamford. Appointed Committee: Thomas L. McKirdy Jr. Stamford. Property: 1070 E. Main St., Unit 3, Stamford. Amount: $82,000. Docket No. 12cv6014267. Filed Feb. 24.

COMMERCIAL 48 Wheeler Ave., L.L.C., White Plains, N.Y. Seller: Brookfield Center L.L.C., Brookfield. Property: 19 Station Road, Brookfield. Amount: $450,000. Filed Feb. 19. 48 Wheeler Ave., L.L.C., White Plains, N.Y. Seller: Luis Sproviero, Christina Palmeiri and Joseph Sproviero, Bridgewater, Brookfield and Easton respectively. Property: 23 Station Road, Brookfield. Amount: $232,600. Filed Feb. 19. 5 Green Lane L.L.C., New York City. Seller: Silva Buezo-Cardona and Maynor Cardona, Greenwich. Property: 5 Green Lane Condominiums, Greenwich. Amount: $394,275. Filed Feb. 24. Chinagis Holdings L.L.C., Greenwich. Seller: Susan M. Vock, Greenwich. Property: 14 Pierson Drive, Greenwich. Amount: $2.3 million. Filed Feb. 28. Federal National Mortgage Association, Dallas, Texas. Seller: Robin F. Sinclair, Seminole, Fla. Property: 102 Courtland Circle, Unit A, Stamford. Amount: $0. Filed Feb. 25. G R Sheehy Construction L.L.C., Shelton. Seller: Kevin S. Russo, Shelton. Property: 9 Plum Lane, Shelton. Amount: $155,000. Filed Feb. 24. Hsu Family Properties L.L.C., Weston. Seller: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., McLean, Va. Property: 25 Grand St., Unit 154, Norwalk. Amount: $100,000. Filed Feb. 24. Meadowbrook Realty L.L.C., Hartford. Seller: George Zupaniotis and Frances A. Zupaniotis, Darien. Property: Lot 7, Map 664, Stamford. Amount: $1.4 million. Filed Feb. 27. TMHWML L.L.C., Denver, Colo. Seller: Thomas M. Hamilton, Greenwich. Property: 21 Will Merry Lane, Greenwich. Amount: $1. Filed Feb. 24. Wishing Well Builders L.L.C., Stamford. Seller: 1352 Riverbank Road L.L.C., Stamford. Property: 191 Erskine Road, Unit 17, Stamford. Amount: $600,000. Filed Feb. 24.

QUIT CLAIM Andersen, Maggie, Stamford. Seller: Thomas J. Andersen, Stamford. Property: 271 Sundance Road, Stamford. For no consideration paid. Filed Feb. 27.

Berlingo, Kathleen Ann and Leonard R. Berlingo, Shelton. Seller: Lenny Berlingo, Shelton. Property: Unit 6N of Hyde Park Condominium, Stamford. For no consideration paid. Filed Feb. 25.

Kellog, Charles, Richard Kellog and Donald Kellog, Monroe. Seller: Deborah A. Kellog, Oxford. Property: 380 Elm St., Monroe. For no consideration paid. Filed Feb. 28.

Bernstein, Leonard, trustee, Stamford. Seller: Sabina Bernstein, Stamford. Property: Lot 20, Map 10586, Stamford. Amount: $1. Filed Feb. 24.

Mandler, Ashley S., Bethel. Grantor: Richard A. Cockfield and Carolyn O. Cockfield, Fairfield. Property: 73 Nashville Road, Bethel. Amount: $1. Filed Feb. 20.

Bernstein, Leonard, trustee, Stamford. Seller: Leonard Bernstein, Stamford. Property: Lot 20, Map 10586, Stamford. Amount: $1. Filed Feb. 24.

Maugborgne, Recka and Robert A. Maugborgne, Newtown. Grantor: Robert Maugborgne, Newtown. Property: High Rock Road Lot 1, Map 4942, Newtown. Amount: undisclosed. Filed Feb. 18.

Chand, Amitha Prem and Prem Chand C. Shenoy, Bethel. Grantor: Prem Chand C. Shenoy, Bethel. Property: 5 Hopkins Court, Bethel. For no consideration paid. Filed Feb. 18. Court, Kathleen and Christopher Court, Brookfield. Seller: Christopher Court, Brookfield. Property: 46 Berkshire Drive, Brookfield. Amount: $1. Filed Feb. 25. Danise, Katherine A. and Felice S. Danise, Bethel. Grantor: Felice S. Danise, Bethel. Property: 96 Wooster St., Bethel. Amount: $1. Filed Feb. 24. Drakes, Anselma I., Stamford. Seller: Alexander T. Tanev, Stamford. Property: 54 W. North St., Apt. 206, Stamford. Amount: $78,000. Filed Feb. 26. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, Mclean, Va. Seller: JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., Jacksonville, Fla. Property: 54 Mayflower Ave., Stamford. Amount: undisclosed. Filed Feb. 28. Federal National Mortgage Association, Dallas, Texas. Seller: Green Tree Servicing L.L.C., Tempe, Ariz. Property: 65 Glenbrook Road, Unit 10H, Stamford. Amount: undisclosed. Filed Feb. 24. Federal National Mortgage Association, Dallas, Texas. Seller: OneWest Bank F.S.B., Fort Washington, Pa. Property: 43 Secor Road, Brookfield. For no consideration paid. Filed Feb. 18. Ferrari, Bernard A., Greenwich. Grantor: Teresa Ferrari, Greenwich. Property: Long Meadow Road, Greenwich. For no consideration paid. Filed Feb. 24. Foster, Jill and David E. Foster, Greenwich. Grantor: Jill Foster, Greenwich. Property: Valley Road, Greenwich. Amount: $1. Filed Feb. 24. Freundt, Kenneth, Brookfield. Seller: Karl Freundt, Danbury. Property: 10 Boxwood Drive, Unit 10, Brookfield. Amount: $1. Filed Feb. 21. Guaragno, William, Brookfield. Seller: JSWG L.L.C., Brookfield. Property: 91 N. Lake Shore Drive, Brookfield. Amount: $1. Filed Feb. 19.

Miles, Shawn, Newtown. Grantor: Shawn Miles and Pauline Gentius-Miles, Newtown. Property: 160 Taunton Hill Road, Newtown. For no consideration paid. Filed Feb. 26. Mutz, Dorothy and William Mutz, Bethel. Grantor: William Mutz and Dorothy Mutz, Bethel. Property: 13 Old Lookout Way, Unit 64, Bethel. For no consideration paid. Filed Feb. 24. Papas Mariners Lane L.L.C., Stamford. Seller: Sofia Papaioannou and Petros Papaioannou, Stamford. Property: 42 Mariners Lane, Stamford. Amount: $1. Filed Feb. 25. Perry, Edward M., Fairfield. Seller: ToniAnn Perry and Kimberlyann Franco, West Haven and Monroe respectively. Property: Lot 2, Map 4841, Greenwich. For no consideration paid. Filed Feb. 24. Pjetri, Zoja, Stamford. Seller: Justin E. Driscoll III and Martin Pjetri, Stamford. Property: 227 Dundee Road, Stamford. Amount: $1. Filed Feb. 25. Prindle, Cheryl, Bethel. Seller: Craig A. Prindle, Bethel. Property: 151 Sylvan Knoll Road, Unit 151, Stamford. For no consideration paid. Filed Feb. 25. Prospect Parkview L.L.C., Stamford. Seller: Strong Investments L.L.C., Stamford. Property: 53 Prospect St., Apt. 210, Stamford. Amount: $125,000. Filed Feb. 25. Purse, Carole S., Greenwich. Grantor: Charles R. Purse, Moultonborough, New Hampshire. Property: Lot 2, Map 2740, Greenwich. For no consideration paid. Filed Feb. 28. Rodriguez, Jacklyn C., and Joaquim G. Rodriguez, Monroe. Seller: Joaquim G. Rodriguez and Herminia Rodriguez, Trumbull. Property: 302 Fairmount Drive Monroe. Amount: undisclosed. Filed Feb. 24. Roselea Court Association, Stamford. Seller: Orchard K&G Associates L.L.C., Stamford. Property: 32 Hobbie St., Stamford. Amount: $1. Filed Feb. 24. Rousseau, Robina M. and Scott T. Rousseau, Newtown. Grantor: Scott T. Rousseau, Newtown. Property: 89 Church Hill Road, Newtown. Amount: $1. Filed Feb. 20.

Huffman, Eric John, Newtown. Grantor: Eric John Huffman and Wan-Feng Huffman, Newtown. Property: 30 Yoganada St., Newtown. For no consideration paid. Filed Feb. 28.

Rousseau, Robina M., Newtown. Grantor: Scott T. Rousseau, Newtown. Property: 89 Church Hill Road, Newtown. Amount: $1. Filed Feb. 18.

J.R.S.S. Enterprises L.L.C., Stamford. Seller: Jose Sandolo, Stamford. Property: Lot 20, Map 4906, Stamford. Amount: $1. Filed Feb. 25.

Samaha L.L.C., Newtown. Grantor: Douglas J. Samaha, Newtown. Property: 23 Pine Tree Hill Road, Newtown. Amount: $1. Filed Feb. 20.

Kazkanskiy, Vitali, Stamford. Seller: Strong Investments L.L.C., Stamford. Property: 53 Hope St., Apt. 308, Stamford. Amount: $102,000. Filed Feb. 26.

Servidio, Heather M. and Joseph P. Servidio, Greenwich. Grantor: Patrick F. Servidio and Judith A. Servido, Greenwich. Property: 53 Cos Cob Ave., Greenwich. Amount: $1. Filed Feb. 28.

Sharp Estates L.L.C., Bethel. Grantor: Douglas Pattison and Misti L. Pattison, Bethel. Property: 62 Turkey Plain Road, Bethel. Amount: $1. Filed Feb. 24.

Breitbart, Gregory, Norwalk. Seller: J Ventures I L.L.C., Fort Lee, N.J. Property: 1 Broad St., Unit 9E, Stamford. Amount: $592,500. Filed Feb. 28.

Shawah, Lauren L., Monroe. Seller: Robert G. Shawah, Monroe. Property: 17 Stonewall Lane, Monroe. Amount: $1. Filed Feb. 19.

Brown, Kelly A., Shelton. Seller: Elizabeth Regan, Portland, Maine. Property: Unit 7 of the Pines, Shelton. Amount: $180,000. Filed Feb. 20.

Sproviero, Joseph., et al., Easton. Seller: Saverina T. Sproviero, Panama City, Fla. Property: 23 Station Road, Brookfield. Amount: $10. Filed Feb. 19.

Cavanaugh, Erin Marie, Norwalk. Seller: Peter James Cavanaugh, Norwalk. Property: 15 Highbrook Road, Norwalk. Amount: $146,400. Filed Feb. 27.

Sproviero, Louis and Joseph Sproviero, Danbury. Seller: Saverina T. Sproviero, Panama City, Fla. Property: 23 Station Road, Brookfield. Amount: $10. Filed Feb. 19.

Cerreta, Christopher, Shelton. Seller: Andrew J. Pacheco, Murray, Utah. Property: 104 North St., Unit 804, Stamford. Amount: $326,000. Filed Feb. 26.

Sproviero, Saverina T., Panama City, Fla. Seller: Louis Sproviero and Joseph Sproviero, Danbury. Property: 23 Station Road, Brookfield. Amount: $10. Filed Feb. 19.

Craine, David S., Stamford. Seller: Jacob Richards and Jennifer Brola, Stamford. Property: 1271 Hope St., Unit 1, Stamford. Amount: $372,500. Filed Feb. 27.

SVC L.L.C., Monroe. Seller: Robert Westlund and Athena Westlund, Shelton. Property: .12 acre, Map 520, Monroe. Amount: $1. Filed Feb. 20.

Cullen Glenbrook Corp., Stamford. Seller: Judith Grogins, West Palm Beach, Fla. Property: 28 Pine Hill Ave., Stamford. Amount: $1.1 million. Filed Feb. 28.

Taylor, Doreen A. and John D. Niski Jr., Shelton. Seller: Constance Niski, Monroe. Property: 109 Greenwood Lane, Monroe. Amount: $1. Filed Feb. 24.

Depietro, Matthew J., Pomona, N.Y. Seller: Robyn L. Litzenberger, Stamford. Property: 300 Broad St., Unit 806, Stamford. Amount: $280,000. Filed Feb. 26.

Turian, Lori, New Milford. Seller: United Bank, West Springfield, Mass. Property: 160 Mount Pleasant Road, Unit 7, Newtown. Amount: undisclosed. Filed Feb. 18.

Desai, Bhavnaben S. and Sanjaykumar R. Desai, Norwalk. Seller: Alice M. Kuhn, Norwalk. Property: 7 Arch St., Unit 21, Norwalk. Amount: $140,000. Filed Feb. 28.

West Lyon Farm Drive L.L.C., Vero Beach, Fla. Grantor: Gail S. Moloney, Vero Beach, Fla. Property: Unit 502, of West Lyon Farm Condominium, Greenwich. Amount: $5. Filed Feb. 26.

Dieters, Melissa and William G. Bopko Jr., Monroe. Seller: William G. Bopko, Trumbull. Property: 31 Flint Ridge Road, Monroe. Amount: $250,000. Filed Feb. 27.

Wood, Margaret Morgan, Newtown. Grantor: Louise Violette Morgan and Ernest F. Morgan Jr., Newtown. Property: Violette Road, Map 8166, Newtown. Amount: $1. Filed Feb. 27.

Falls, Mary Beth and Domenick Tiberio Jr., Bethel. Seller: Toll CT III L.P., Newtown. Property: 34 Brookside Court, Newtown. Amount: $398,728. Filed Feb. 24.

RESIDENTIAL

Fazio, Magdalena A., Greenwich. Seller: Michael A. Fazio, Greenwich. Property: 52 Round Hill Road, Greenwich. Amount: $1. Filed Feb. 25.

Albanese, Richard A., Danbury. Seller: Gama Developers Inc., Wolcott. Property: 35 Starr Lane, Bethel. Amount: $796,400. Filed Feb. 19.

Feder, Jason, Norwalk. Seller: Gary P. Kozlowski, Norwalk. Property: Unit AA1 of Mallards Landing, Norwalk. Amount: $240,000. Filed Feb. 28.

Ambrose, Kelly A. and Douglas W. Ambrose, Rowayton. Seller: Pamela M. Wilder, Daniel Island, S.C. Property: Lot 125, Map 1793, Norwalk. Amount: $2.5 million. Filed Feb. 28.

Guglielmi, Thomas, Newtown. Seller: Bruce W. Moore and Maureen B. Moore, Newtown. Property: 37 Bradley Lane, Newtown. Amount: $450,000. Filed Feb. 28.

Baker, Catherine Lee, New York City. Seller: Paul Ryan Fitzpatrick and Julia Sheffield, Stamford. Property: 25 Second St., Unit C2, Stamford. Amount: $350,000. Filed Feb. 28.

Gupta, Sanjeev and Padmini Gupta, Stamford. Seller: 33 Broad Street Associates II L.L.C., Stamford. Property: Unit PH28DE of Trump Parc Stamford, Stamford. Amount: $1.4 million. Filed Feb. 27.

Barbieri, JeanMarie and Michael A. Barbieri, Brookfield. Seller: Newbury Village L.L.C., Brookfield. Property: 246 Federal Road, Unit D-25, Brookfield. Amount: $425,524. Filed Feb. 28.

Gurnee, Lyndsay A., Monroe. Seller: Union Savings Bank, Danbury. Property: 28 Paugussett Road, Newtown. Amount: $322,000. Filed Feb. 19.

Berglund, Donald, trustee, Stamford. Seller: Donald Berglund, Stamford. Property: 15 Verplank Ave., Stamford. Amount: $1. Filed Feb. 27. Bocuzzo, Josephine and Ralph K. Bocuzzo Jr., Stamford. Seller: Sean Wendell and Jill E. Wendell, Stamford. Property: 280 Club Road, Stamford. Amount: $744,000. Filed Feb. 27.

Hare, Christina K., Norwalk. Seller: William Sapione and Emily Sapione, Norwalk. Property: 2 Spring Hill Ave., Unit 10, Norwalk. Amount: $250,000. Filed Feb. 26. Hendler, Doreen R. and Jeffrey H. Hendler, Stamford. Seller: Barbara P. Campbell, Stamford. Property: 157 Wild Duck Road, Stamford. Amount: $1.1 million. Filed Feb. 28.

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on the record Henry, Beatrice Bebichou Henry, Stamford. Seller: Wells Fargo Bank N.A., Jacksonville, Fla. Property: 75 Maple Tree Ave., Unit A, Stamford. Amount: $231,000. Filed Feb. 27.

Possidento, Kathryn M. and Joseph Possidento, Stamford. Seller: David W. McLain, Stamford. Property: 50 Deep Spring Lane, Stamford. Amount: $612,500. Filed Feb. 26.

Williams, Ashley and Ralph Williams, Norwalk. Seller: Preston Bealle and Kimberly Bealle, Darien. Property: 15 Pine Road, Unit 156, Norwalk. Amount: $110,000. Filed Feb. 27.

Herrmann, Laura Anne and Gregory J. Herrmann, Newtown. Seller: Richard M. Speiser and Amy F. Speiser, Newtown. Property: 4 Kaechele Drive, Newtown. Amount: $260,500. Filed Feb. 18.

Rivera, Leyda, Bethel. Seller: U.S Bank N.A., trustee, Property: 9 Budd Lane, Bethel. Amount: $159,900. Filed Feb. 18.

Zeigler, Elizabeth C., Ridgefield. Seller: Craig L. Froehlich, Brookfield. Property: 5 Whisconier Village, Brookfield. Amount: $165,000. Filed Feb. 28.

Hurley, Kimberley, Shelton. Seller: Rita C. Dude, Shelton. Property: Unit 277 of Aspetuck Villages Condominium, Shelton. Amount: $279,000. Filed Feb. 26. Iacono, Lucy and Bruno Iacono, Norwalk. Seller: Aimee Derouin and Randall Derouin, Norwalk. Property: 4 Larkspur Lane, Norwalk. Amount: $1.1 million. Filed Feb. 24. James, Elizabeth W. and Ross C. James, Stamford. Seller: John J. Dee and Delores E. Dee, Bethel. Property: 8 Farnam Hill Road, Bethel. Amount: $332,000. Filed Feb. 24. Johann, Barbara A. and Richard C. Johann, Greenwich. Seller: Francine Koenig, Greenwich. Property: David Ave., Greenwich. Amount: $814,800. Filed Feb. 28. Joseph, Randy E., Amhurst N.Y. Seller: Orchard K&G Associates L.L.C., Stamford. Property: 32 Hobble St., Unit A, Stamford. Amount: $524,000. Filed Feb. 24.

Sacks, Cathy, Stamford. Seller: GHP Classic L.L.C., White Plains, N.Y. Property: Unit 8B of The Classic Condominiums, Stamford. Amount: $384,857. Filed Feb. 26. Sanghi, Hina and Amit Chandra Sanghi, Greenwich. Seller: Angelo M. Ripegno and Anna L. Ripegno, Greenwich. Property: 1535 E. Putnam Ave., Unit 302, Greenwich. Amount: $345,000. Filed Feb. 28. Saunders, Jill S. and Wayne Saunders Jr., Stamford. Seller: Steward Ploss and Jessica Sabasteanski, Stamford. Property: Map 3001, Stamford. Amount: $517,510. Filed Feb. 26. Schwarmann, Lauren A. and Scott R. Schwarmann, Hoboken, N.J. Seller: Piekarski Investments L.L.C., Fairfield. Property: 29 Morehouse Lane, Norwalk. Amount: $899,000. Filed Feb. 27. Serraillier, Juliana L. and John R. Conte III, Wilton. Seller: Andrew P. Igoe and Maura J. Igoe, Norwalk. Property: 98 Wilton Crest, Norwalk. Amount: $490,000. Filed Feb. 28.

Kalinichenko, Svetlana and Sergey Kalinichenko, Greenwich. Seller: Shelley M. Levine, Greenwich. Property: 6 Robertson Lane, Unit 3, Greenwich. Amount: $722,000. Filed Feb. 26.

Shafiro, Alexander and Michelle Shafiro, Stamford. Seller: Michael Ambrosecchio, trustee, Stamford. Property: 89 Fifth St., Stamford. Amount: $1. Filed Feb. 28.

Kane, Judith D., Greenwich. Seller: Jenny Polozov, Greenwich. Property: 52 Ute Place, Greenwich. Amount: $975,000. Filed Feb. 24.

Shafiro, Alexander and Michelle Shafiro, Stamford. Seller: John Serfass, Stamford. Property: 89 Fifth St., Stamford. Amount: $1. Filed Feb. 28.

Kovack, Mindy S., Newtown. Seller: Western Connecticut Federal Credit Union, Bethel. Property: Lots 182-186, 204-209, Map 173, Newtown. Amount: $180,000. Filed Feb. 20.

Smith, Candise B., Bridgeport. Seller: Roger P. Tavella, Monroe. Property: 444 Moose Hill Drive, Monroe. Amount: $125,000. Filed Feb. 25.

Ladue, Nelson D. and Jeffrey D. Ladue, Trumbull. Seller: Terzian & Sons L.L.C., Bethel. Property: 26 Highland Ave., Bethel. Amount: $244,000. Filed Feb. 20. Legio, Kristin and Patrick Blois, Greenwich. Seller: Edward M. Perry, Greenwich. Property: 561 River Road, Greenwich. Amount: $670,000. Filed Feb. 24. Lockman, Kaitlyn A. and William F. Gustafson, Stamford. Seller: Louis J. Martinoli Jr. and Valentina Martinoli, Stamford. Property: 130 Toms Road, Stamford. Amount: $385,000. Filed Feb. 27. Lynch, Danielle Lee and James W. Lynch, Monroe. Seller: Baqar A. Shah and Sharmeen A. Shah, Monroe. Property: 58 Secret Hollow Road, Monroe. Amount: $470,000. Filed Feb. 27. Mackey, Allison and Leonard B. Mackey Jr., Greenwich. Seller: Binodh Wariyar and Maya Wariyar, Ontario, Can. Property: Map 11852, Stamford. Amount: $445,000. Filed Feb. 28. Petrovich, Karen A., Greenwich. Seller: Coline Jenkins and Morgan Jenkins, Greenwich. Property: 11 Idar Court, Greenwich. Amount: $950,000. Filed Feb. 28.

Sparks, Daniel T., Newtown. Seller: Hugo Fonseca, Newtown. Property: Lot 37, Map 3153, Newtown. Amount: $264,000. Filed Feb. 28. Supple, Ryan T., Stamford. Seller: Manuel A. Guevara and Tamara L. Guevara, Norwalk. Property: Parcel A, Map 7608, Stamford. Amount: $425,000. Filed Feb. 28. Terry, Emily A. and John P. Dunlavey, Monroe. Seller: Virginia P. Hull and William F. Hull, Monroe. Property: 90 Lantern Drive, Monroe. Amount: $270,000. Filed Feb. 27. Vigneault, Maxine and Daniel Vigneault, Norwalk. Seller: June S. Parks, Wilton. Property: Lot 16, Map 2603, Norwalk. Amount: $300,000. Filed Feb. 28. Villaverde, Mary Kay and Alan Villaverde, Orlando Fla. Seller: Donald R. Andrews and Trudy E. Andrews, Brookfield. Property: 118 Tower Road, Brookfield. Amount: $425,000. Filed Feb. 24. Welch, Katrina A. and Kenneth C. Welch, Corpus Christi, Texas. Seller: Ralph Thomas Sundry, Monroe. Property: 21 Hickory Lane, Monroe. Amount: $325,000. Filed Feb. 19. Wendell, Jill, Stamford. Seller: Nithin Eapen and Priyanka Joseph, Stamford. Property: 555 Hope St., Stamford. Amount: $560,000. Filed Feb. 27.

Zerjav, Edward, Monroe. Seller: Dietter Properties L.L.C., Brookfield. Property: 147 Boggs Hill Road, Newtown. Amount: $380,000. Filed Feb. 28.

FORECLOSURES Alpert, Vivian L., et al. Creditor: JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., Jacksonville, Fla. Property: 35 Fairfield Ave., Unit 7, Norwalk. Mortgage default. Filed Feb. 26. Arnold P., Kevin, et al. Creditor: Household Realty Corp., Brandon, Fla. Property: 7 Alexander Drive, Brookfield. Mortgage default. Filed Feb. 27. Asher, William A., et al. Creditor: Bank of America N.A., Westerville, Ohio. Property: 44 Van Buskirk Ave., Stamford. Mortgage default. Filed Feb. 24. Baugh, Briggs, et al. Creditor: Wells Fargo Bank N.A., San Antonio, Texas. Property: 125 Turn Road, Stamford. Mortgage default. Filed Feb. 24. Bolanos, Mario, et al. Creditor: JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., Titusville, Pa. Property: 19 Minor Place, Stamford. Mortgage default. Filed Feb. 26. Brown, Kenneth L., et al. Creditor: Chase Home Finance L.L.C., Columbus, Ohio. Property: 10 Deepwod Circle, Unit 313F, Monroe. Mortgage default. Filed Feb. 20. Brown, Norma, et al. Creditor: Suntrust Mortgage Inc., Richmond, Va. Property: 1633 Washington Blvd., Unit 1A, Stamford. Delinquent common charges. Filed Feb. 24. Clervil, Rosemond, et al. Creditor: Bank of America N.A., Plano, Texas. Property: 19 Lowe St., Unit 2, Norwalk. Mortgage default. Filed Feb. 19. Decostanzo, John J., et al. Creditor: Bank of America N.A., Plano, Texas. Property: 1 Columbine Lane, Norwalk. Mortgage default. Filed Feb. 26. Dinamarca, Bill E. Leon, et al. Creditor: Green Tree Servicing L.L.C., Tempe, Ariz. Property: 4 Glenwood Ave., Unit B5, Norwalk. Mortgage default. Filed Feb. 26. Euyoque, Teresa, et al. Creditor: Wells Fargo Bank N.A., San Antonio, Texas. Property: 63 Avery St., Stamford. Mortgage default. Filed Feb. 24. Fajardo, Wilson, et al. Creditor: Wells Fargo Bank N.A., San Antonio, Texas. Property: Theodore Brennich, et al. Stamford. Mortgage default. Filed Feb. 24. Farias, Luis D., et al. Creditor: JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., Jacksonville, Fla. Property: 30 Glenbrook Road, Unit 1F, Stamford. Delinquent common charges. Filed Feb. 26. Flores, Maria Angela Das, et al. Creditor: JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., Columbus, Ohio. Property: 12 Secor Road, Brookfield. Mortgage default. Filed Feb. 20.

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Francese, John, et al. Creditor: US Bank N.A., West Palm Beach, Fla. Property: 5 Surrey Drive, Brookfield. Mortgage default. Filed Feb. 19.

Blinebry, Donald, Brookfield. $1,595 in favor of Danbury Hospital, Danbury, by Flanagan & Peat, Danbury. Property: 76 Homestead Lane, Brookfield. Filed Feb. 27.

Fusaro, Carmine A., et al. Creditor: Deutsche Bank National Trust, trustee, Los Angeles, Calif. Property: 457-459 W. Main St., Stamford. Mortgage default. Filed Feb. 26.

Cadwallader, Kelsey III W., Greenwich. $39,868 in favor of 3 Turkey Hills Road L.L.C., Avon, by Shipman Strokesbury & Fingold L.L.C., Farmington. Property: 31 Scott Road, Greenwich. Filed Feb. 27.

Hart, David, et al. Creditor: HSBC Bank USA N.A., West Palm Beach, Fla. Property: 5 Jersey Lane, Norwalk. Mortgage default. Filed Feb. 24. Heslin, Thomas J., et al. Creditor: Federal National Mortgage Association, Beaverton, Ore. Property: 5 Hawley Lane, Monroe. Mortgage default. Filed Feb. 26. King, Maureen C., et al. Creditor: Wells Fargo Bank N.A., San Antonio, Texas. Property: 152 Harpsichord Turnpike, Stamford. Mortgage default. Filed Feb. 25. McCarthy, Rosaleen C., et al. Creditor: JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., Chatsworth, Calif. Property: 21 Arbor Drive, Norwalk. Mortgage default. Filed Feb. 19. Morris, Alan, et al. Creditor: HSBC Bank USA N.A., West Palm Beach, Fla. Property: 19 Seneca Road, Shelton. Mortgage default. Filed Feb. 24. Ordonez, Nancy, et al. Creditor: JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., Titusville, Pa. Property: 12 Elaine St., Norwalk. Mortgage default. Filed Feb. 19. Ospina, Jair A., et al. Creditor: JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., Jacksonville, Fla. Property: 55 Tremont Ave., Stamford. Mortgage default. Filed Feb. 28. Radman, Nikola M. et al. Creditor: JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., Chatsworth, Calif. Property: 35 Seaside Ave., Unit 19, Stamford. Delinquent common charges. Filed Feb. 28. Robertson, David, et al. Creditor: Green Tree Servicing L.L.C., Tempe, Ariz. Property: 87 Juniper Road, Bethel. Mortgage default. Filed Feb. 24. Romano, Barbara, et al. Creditor: JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., Jacksonville, Fla. Property: 54 Mayflower Ave., Stamford. Mortgage default. Filed Feb. 28. Shorrock, Donald D., et al. Creditor: The Bank of New York Mellon Trust, Plano, Texas. Property: 110-112 Oak Ave., Shelton. Mortgage default. Filed Feb. 24. Skobodzinski, Artur, et al. Creditor: Suntrust Mortgage Inc., Richmond, Va. Property: 102 Grove St., Shelton. Mortgage default. Filed Feb. 24. Spinola, Alice M., et al. Creditor: Capital One N.A., Laurel, Md. Property: 103 Silver Creek Lane, Norwalk. Mortgage default. Filed Feb. 26. Wooten, Kim M., et al. Creditor: Suntrust Mortgage Inc., Richmond, Va. Property: 68 Saginaw Trail, Shelton. Mortgage default. Filed Feb. 18.

JUDGMENTS Bernabe, Edith, Bethel. $1,733 in favor of Danbury Hospital, Danbury, by Flanagan & Peat, Danbury. Property: 86 Old Hawleyville Road, Bethel. Filed Feb. 28.

Cantadori, Jose, Bethel. $3,969 in favor of Danbury Hospital, Danbury, by Flanagan & Peat, Danbury. Property: 43 Bethpage Drive, Bethel. Filed Feb. 24. Decarvalho, Marcos, Brookfield. $476 in favor of Danbury Hospital, Danbury, by Flanagan & Peat, Danbury. Property: 147 Pocono Road, Brookfield. Filed Feb. 27. Denise, Susan, Brookfield. $1,947 in favor of Michael Doyle, Bridgeport, by Hertzmark Crean & Lahey LLP, Waterbury. Property: 9 Robbins Lane, Brookfield. Filed Feb. 19. Ellis, Karen P., et al., Norwalk. $6,596 in favor of Nor-West Association, Norwalk, by Bendett & McHugh P.C., Famington. Property: 80 County St., Unit 2T, Norwalk. Filed Feb. 21. Esposito, Maria, Monroe. $1,248 in favor of Capital One Bank USA N.A., Richmond, Va., by London & London, Newington. Property: 244 Webb Circle, Monroe. Filed Feb. 24. Eurell, John, Newtown. $1,088 in favor of Danbury Hospital, Danbury, by Flanagan & Peat, Danbury. Property: 5 Cedar Circle, Newtown. Filed Feb. 24. Farahani, Behzad, Greenwich. $26,592 in favor of Citibank N.A., Sioux Falls, S.D., by the Law Offices Of Howard Lee Schiff P.C., East Hartford. Property: 40 Mohawk Lane, Greenwich. Filed Feb. 24. Feminella, Anne, Newtown. $3,741 in favor of Portfolio Recovery Associates L.L.C., Norfolk, Va., by Law Offices Of Howard Lee Schiff P.C., East Hartford. Property: 18 Indian Hill, Newtown. Filed Feb. 21. Ferro, Maureen, Monroe. $756 in favor of Portfolio Recovery Associates L.L.C., Norfolk, Va., by Law Offices Of Howard Lee Schiff P.C., East Hartford. Property: 29 Colonial Drive, Monroe. Filed Feb. 24. Gabriel, Judith, Stamford. $881 in favor of Portfolio Recovery Associates L.L.C., Norfolk, Va., by Law Offices Of Howard Lee Schiff P.C., East Hartford. Property: 39 Lewelyn Road, Stamford. Filed Feb. 24. Gaffney, Thomas E., Bethel. $566 in favor of Danbury Hospital, Danbury, by Flanagan & Peat, Danbury. Property: 66 Benedict Road, Apt. B66, Bethel. Filed Feb. 28. Gudsnuk, Mark A., Monroe. $5,326 in favor of Capital One Bank USA N.A., Richmond, Va., by London & London, Newington. Property: 85 Barn Hill Road, Monroe. Filed Feb. 24. Hennessy, Timothy J., Bethel. $1,114 in favor of Portfolio Recovery Associates L.L.C., Norfolk, Va., by the Law Offices Of Howard Lee Schiff P.C., East Hartford. Property: 3 Milwaukee Ave., Bethel. Filed Feb. 24. Joyner, Tawana, Norwalk. $5,891 in favor of Portfolio Recovery Associates L.L.C., Norfolk, Va., by the Law Offices Of Howard Lee Schiff P.C., East Hartford. Property: 42 Taylor Ave., Norwalk. Filed Feb. 24.

Keeney, Joseph, Monroe. $23,573 in favor of American Express Centurion Bank, New York City, by Tobin & Melien, New Haven. Property: 412 Cutlers Farm Road, Monroe. Filed Feb. 20. Lyddy, Amy and Ryan Lyddy, Newtown. $5,101 in favor of Carlton Helming, Wallingford, by Oullette, Deganis and Gallagher L.L.C., Cheshire. Property: 126 Head of Meadow Road, Newtown. Filed Feb. 19. McCready, Amy, Bethel. $695 in favor of Bethel Volunteer Fire Department Inc., Bethel, by Flanagan & Peat, Danbury. Property: 5 Melillo Ave., Bethel. Filed Feb. 28. Nathan, Arlente, Bethel. $1,640 in favor of Asset Acceptance L.L.C., Warren, Mich., by Tobin & Melien, New Haven. Property: 17 Idlewood, Bethel. Filed Feb. 20. Pergely, Janos J., Monroe. $1,537 in favor of Capital One Bank USA N.A., Richmond, Va., by London & London, Newington. Property: 17 Meadowview Terrace, Monroe. Filed Feb. 20. Pool, Susan J., Monroe. $3,228 in favor of Asset Acceptance L.L.C., Warren, Mich., by Tobin & Melien, New Haven. Property: 1339 Route 163, Monroe. Filed Feb. 20. Rios, Lillian, Brookfield. $470 in favor of Danbury Hospital, Danbury, by Flanagan & Peat, Danbury. Property: 12 Beverly Drive, Brookfield. Filed Feb. 27. Rivers, Elizabeth and Ernest Rivers, Stamford. $2,443 in favor of Hoffman Fuel Co. of Bridgeport, Trumbull, by Hoffman Fuel Co. of Bridgeport, Trumbull. Property: 17 Hazel St., Stamford. Filed Feb. 28. Roberts, Ken, Norwalk. $2,380 in favor of Asset Acceptance L.L.C., Warren, Mich., by Tobin & Melien, New Haven. Property: 6 Highbrook Road, Norwalk. Filed Feb. 20. Romano, Sulastri, Monroe. $836 in favor of Asset Acceptance L.L.C., Warren, Mich., by Tobin & Melien, New Haven. Property: 27 Patman Terrace, Monroe. Filed Feb. 20. Rothwell, Jeremy, Stamford. $3,745 in favor of Carmine Fusaro, Stamford, by Mark Sank & Associates L.L.C., Stamford. Property: 37 Waterbury Ave., Stamford. Filed Feb. 28. Samoskevich, Frederick A., Newtown. $3,761 in favor of Cavalry SPV I L.L.C., Valhalla, N.Y., by Nathan G. Johnson, Pawtucket, R.I. Property: 22A Philo Curtis Road, Newtown. Filed Feb. 21. Scully, Dennis, Norwalk. $1,744 in favor of Women’s Health Care of N.E., Norwalk, by Flanagan & Peat, Danbury. Property: 31 County St., Norwalk. Filed Feb. 28. Sette, Michael R., Newtown. $6,784 in favor of Capital One Bank N.A., Richmond, Va., by London & London, Newington. Property: 156 Boggs Hill Road, Newtown. Filed Feb. 24. Smith, Shayla, Norwalk. $1,106 in favor of Obstetrics and Gynecology Associates OBGA, Stamford, by Flanagan & Peat, Danbury. Property: 132 Newtown Ave., Norwalk. Filed Feb. 28. Stevens, Keith C., Bethel. $1,685 in favor of Danbury Hospital, Danbury, by Flanagan & Peat, Danbury. Property: 62 Kingswood Drive, Bethel. Filed Feb. 28.


on the record Stroffolino, Deborah, Bethel. $801 in favor of Danbury Hospital, Danbury, by Flanagan & Peat, Danbury. Property: 6 Putnam Park Road, Bethel. Filed Feb. 28. Thompson, Ray, Bethel. $1,634 in favor of Danbury Hospital, Danbury, by Flanagan & Peat, Danbury. Property: 11 Judd Ave., Bethel. Filed Feb. 28. Wieczorkowski, Ruth and Stanley Wieczorkowski, Shelton. $816 in favor of Griffin Hospital, Derby, by Hertzmark Crean & Lahey LLP, Waterbury. Property: 6 Jodie Lane, Shelton. Filed Feb. 19. Zielinski, Brian, Stamford. $11,185 in favor of Capital One Bank N.A., Richmond, Va. by London & London, Newington. Property: 57 Woods End Road, Stamford. Filed Feb. 25.

LEASES Signature Bank Corp., by Eric Howell. Landlord: Holly Hill Owner L.L.C. Property: 75 Holly Hill Lane, Greenwich. Term: 10 years, commencing March 1, 2014. Filed Feb. 26.

LIENS

FEDERAL TAX LIENSFILED Angel Limousine L.L.C., 206 High Ridge Road, Stamford. $17,321, quarterly payroll taxes. Filed Feb. 25. Bowman, Bryson K., 833 Summer St., Apt. 2D, Stamford. $3,098, a tax debt on personal income. Filed Feb. 25. Brown, Elaine E., 15 Meadowlark Circle, Monroe. $25,037, a tax debt on personal income. Filed Feb. 18. Chamberlin, Martha and Allen Chamberlin, 84 Perkins Road, Greenwich. $23,380, a tax debt on personal income. Filed Feb. 26. Create-A-Scape Garden & Maintenance L.L.C., 31 Taylor Ave., Unit 1, Norwalk. $24,132, quarterly payroll taxes. Filed Feb. 20. Fisher, Jill H. and Jean D. Fisher, 45 W. North St., Stamford. $4,518, a tax debt on personal income. Filed Feb. 26. Guerra, Lisa and Robert Guerra, 8 Allen Court, Norwalk. $59,277, a tax debt on personal income. Filed Feb. 20. Ishan L.L.C., 70 Wooster St., Shelton. $9,253, quarterly payroll taxes. Filed Feb. 19. Jezierski, Deborah and Jefim Jezierski, 11 Dandy Drive, Greenwich. $30,486, a tax debt on personal income. Filed Feb. 26. Koller, Alexander J., 12 L Hermitage Drive, Shelton. $126,383, a tax debt on personal income. Filed Feb. 19. Laprise, Alice C. and Michael Laprise, 29 Twin Brook Drive, Shelton. $10,026, a tax debt on personal income. Filed Feb. 24. Noferi, Mary Ann, 162 E. Elm St., Apt. B-3, Greenwich. $248,297, a tax debt on personal income. Filed Feb. 26.

Parisi, Anthony J., 260 W. Cedar St., Norwalk. $234,650, a tax debt on personal income. Filed Feb. 18. Poppa, David, 22 Scholz Road, Monroe. $13,527, a tax debt on personal income. Filed Feb. 18. Ridgefield Cycle Centre Inc., 1492 High Ridge Road, Stamford. $8,148, quarterly payroll taxes. Filed Feb. 26. Teeking, Moira M. and Dennis B. Teeking, 74 Riverford Road, Brookfield. $35,355, a tax debt on personal income. Filed Feb. 24.

FEDERAL TAX LIENSRELEASED Christiano Jr., Florence M. and Joseph R. Christiano, 48 Flat Swamp Road, Newtown. $639, a tax debt on personal income. Filed Feb. 26.

MECHANIC’S LIENSFILED Justin Blamonte, et al., Stamford. Filed by Ronald J. Williams, Stamford, by Williams Ground Services. Property: 300 Seaside Ave., Stamford. Amount: $11,708. Filed Feb. 25. VJHC Development Corp., New York, N.Y. Filed by Punchlist Inc., New York, N.Y., by David M. Woodman. Property: 4 Sound Shore Drive, Unit 5A, Greenwich. Amount: $80,916. Filed Feb. 25.

LIS PENDENS Aloupis, AnnMarie C. and Leonidas Aloupis, et al., Stamford. Filed by Ackerly & Ward, Stamford, for Stamford Water Pollution Control Authority, Stamford. Property: 40 Lincoln Ave., Stamford. Action: to foreclose on sewer use liens and tax liens levied by the city of Stamford. Filed Feb. 24.

Badal, Rosaline, et al., Greenwich. Filed by Hunt, Leibert & Jacobsen P.C., Hartford, for U.S. Bank N.A., trustee, Salt Lake City, Utah. Property: 50 Lafayette Place, Unit D, Greenwich. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $456,000, dated January 2006. Filed Feb. 28.

Brzezinski, Mary L., et al., Brookfield. Filed by Bendett and McHugh P.C., Farmington, for The Bank of New York Mellon, trustee, New York City. Property: 18 Beech Tree Road, Brookfield. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $240,000, dated February 2005. Filed Feb. 19.

Benalcazar, Emigdio, et al., Norwalk. Filed by Hunt, Leibert & Jacobsen P.C., Hartford, for The Bank of New York Mellon, trustee, New York City. Property: 46 Brooklawn Ave., Norwalk. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $361,200, dated September 2005. Filed Feb. 25.

Cantadori, Jose A., et al., Bethel. Filed by Hunt, Leibert & Jacobsen P.C., Hartford, for Green Tree Servicing L.L.C., Rapid City, S.D. Property: 43 Bethpage Drive, Unit 60, Bethel. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount, dated November 2006. Filed Feb. 28.

Brown, Geraldine, et al., Shelton. Filed by Marinosci Law Group P.C., Warwick, R.I., for Nationstar Mortgage L.L.C., Lewisville, Texas. Property: Perry Hill Road, Shelton. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $300,000, dated January 2012. Filed Feb. 19.

Conti, Richard D., Shelton. Filed by The Jackson Law Group, Milford, for Astoria Federal Savings & Loan Association. Property: Unit 86 of Country Place Condominium, Shelton. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount. Filed Feb. 18.

Cortez Jr., Peter J., Brookfield. Filed by Robert V. Eberhard E., Danbury, for Donald Aslan, Brookfield. Property: 51 Elbow Hill Road, Brookfield. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $247,000, dated March 2008. Filed Feb. 27. Cumming, Thomas, et al., Norwalk. Filed by Hunt, Leibert & Jacobsen P.C., Hartford, for JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., Columbus, Ohio. Property: 7 Scott St., Norwalk. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $420,000, dated May 2005. Filed Feb. 28. Dzamba, Andrew and SMOA L.L.C., Stamford. Filed by Vincent J. Freccia III, Stamford, for Douglas S. Schueler, Stamford. Property: 1389 High Ridge Road, Stamford. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $475,000, dated September 2011. Filed Feb. 27.

Eaton, James B., 102 Old Barn Road, Stamford. $27,187, a tax debt on personal income. Filed Feb. 28. Ferro, Carol and Raymond Ferro, 14 Weed St., Bethel. $49,824, a tax debt on personal income. Filed Feb. 18. Grimaldi, James V., 26 Paugussett Road, Newtown. $23,489, failure to file correct information tax and quarterly payroll taxes. Filed Feb. 24. Kratovil, David W., 68 Mason St., Apt. 6A, Greenwich. $180,374, a tax debt on personal income. Filed Feb. 26. Mehring, Edmund, 21 Deer Park Drive, Greenwich. $12,803, a tax debt on personal income. Filed Feb. 26. Molina, Jose A., 12 Ursula Place, Apt. 5, Stamford. $85,721, a tax debt on personal income. Filed Feb. 26. Morehouse, Jonathan M., 56 Lake George Road, Brookfield. $338,113, a tax debt on personal income. Filed Feb. 19. Pansino, Mario L., 21 5th St., Norwalk. $16,599, a tax debt on personal income. Filed Feb. 18. Spanik, Joseph, 116 Rockwell Road, Bethel. $4,662, a tax debt on personal income. Filed Feb. 24. Tartaglio, Andrew C., 79 N. Main St., Norwalk. $37,825, a tax debt on personal income. Filed Feb. 24. Tilly, Anitta and David Tilly, 182 Bible St., Greenwich. $17,223, a tax debt on personal income. Filed Feb. 26. Tilly, Anitta and David Tilly, 182 Bible St., Greenwich. $25,785, a tax debt on personal income. Filed Feb. 26. Upson, Lonny L., 267 W. Cedar St. Apt. 3F, Norwalk. $261, a tax debt on personal income. Filed Feb. 18.

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on the record Effren, Jerry, Norwalk. Filed by O’Connell, Attmore & Morris L.L.C., Hartford, for Bayview Loan Servicing L.L.C. Property: 10 Platt St., Unit 9, Norwalk. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $245,000, dated May 2004. Filed Feb. 27.

Shanahan, Denise K., et al., Newtown. Filed by The Witherspoon Law Offices, Farmington, for Newtown Savings Bank, Newtown. Property: 8 Cobblers Mill Road, Newtown. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount, dated April 2009. Filed Feb. 18.

Osinloye, Paul A., et al., Norwalk. Filed by Hunt, Leibert & Jacobsen P.C., Hartford, for Bank of America N.A., Charlotte, N.C. Property: 11 Erin Court, Norwalk. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $408,000, dated November 2004. Filed Feb. 21.

Tsoupas, Tilemachos, et al., Shelton. Filed by Bendett and McHugh P.C., Farmington, for JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., Columbus, Ohio. Property: 5 Far Mill St., Shelton. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $412,000, dated August 2007. Filed Feb. 21.

Perdomo, Yoni, Stamford. Filed by Ackerly & Ward, Stamford, for Stamford Water Pollution Control Authority, Stamford. Property: 118 Center St., Stamford. Action: to foreclose on sewer use liens and tax liens levied by the city of Stamford. Filed Feb. 28. Perez, Miriam R., et al., Greenwich. Filed by Bendett and McHugh P.C., Farmington, for U.S. Bank N.A., trustee, Salt Lake City, Utah. Property: 22 Norias Road, Greenwich. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $682,500, dated June 2006. Filed Feb. 27. Pessoa, Richardo, et al., Bethel. Filed by Bendett and McHugh P.C., Farmington, for Bank of America N.A., Charlotte, N.C. Property: 18 Hudson St., Unit 21, Bethel. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount, dated June 2005. Filed Feb. 20. Pozner, Veronique, et al., Newtown. Filed by Bendett and McHugh P.C., Farmington, for U.S. Bank N.A., trustee, Salt Lake City, Utah. Property: 3 Kale Davis Road, Newtown. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount, dated June 2005. Filed Feb. 28. Rama, Tanya, et al., Norwalk. Filed by Hunt, Leibert & Jacobsen P.C., Hartford, for Green Tree Servicing L.L.C., Rapid City, S.D. Property: 3 Cutrone Road, Norwalk. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $380,000, dated February 2008. Filed Feb. 21. Revangil, Wisline and Prophete Revangil, Stamford. Filed by Ackerly & Ward, Stamford, for Stamford Water Pollution Control Authority, Stamford. Property: 46 Grant Ave., Stamford. Action: to foreclose on sewer use liens and tax liens levied by the city of Stamford. Filed Feb. 27. Rivera, Carlos, et al., Stamford. Filed by Hunt, Leibert & Jacobsen P.C., Hartford, for Wells Fargo Bank N.A., Frederick, Md. Property: 3 Grandview Ave., Stamford. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $424,297, dated November 2009. Filed Feb. 28. Rivera, Juan A., et al., Monroe. Filed by Bendett and McHugh P.C., Farmington, for Wilmington Trust Co., Wilmington, Del. Property: 436 Hattertown Road, Monroe. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $74,000, dated February 2005. Filed Feb. 28. Scails, Gregory L., et al., Bethel. Filed by Hunt, Leibert & Jacobsen P.C., Hartford, for Ocwen Loan Servicing L.L.C., West Palm Beach, Fla. Property: 24 Saxon Road, Bethel. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount, dated April 2008. Filed Feb. 24. Shafi, Anowery B., Stamford. Filed by Ackerly & Ward, Stamford, for Stamford Water Pollution Control Authority, Stamford. Property: 41 Aberdeen St., Stamford. Action: to foreclose on sewer use liens and tax liens levied by the city of Stamford. Filed Feb. 27.

Weiland Jr., James E., et al., Newtown. Filed by Bendett and McHugh P.C., Farmington, for JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., Columbus, Ohio. Property: 10 Brennan Road, Newtown. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount, dated June 1999. Filed Feb. 25. Yi, Jay S., et al., Norwalk. Filed by Hunt, Leibert & Jacobsen P.C., Hartford, for PHH Mortgage Corporation, Mount Laurel, N.J. Property: 83 Washington St., Unit 21, Norwalk. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $193,500, dated March 2004. Filed Feb. 24.

MORTGAGES 123 Zaccheus Mead L.L.C., Greenwich, by John Sargent. Lender: Morgan Stanley Private Bank, N.A., Mount Laurel, N.J. Property: 123 Zaccheus Mead Lane, Greenwich. Amount: $1 million. Filed Feb. 28. 87-91 West Broad Street L.L.C., Stamford, by John Foti. Lender: First County Bank, Stamford. Property: 87-91 W. Broad St., Stamford. Amount: $910,000. Filed Feb. 27. Bulbs & Lighting Unlimited, Stamford, by Ralph K. Bocuzzo Jr. Lender: The First Bank of Greenwich, Greenwich. Property: 1649 Hope St., Stamford. Amount: $200,000. Filed Feb. 27. Chinagis Holdings L.L.C., Greenwich, by John P. Tesei. Lender: Wells Fargo Bank N.A., Sioux Falls, S.D. Property: 14 Pierson Drive, Greenwich. Amount: $1 million. Filed Feb. 28. Cullen Glenbrook Corp., Stamford, by Cullen Glenbrook Corp. Lender: James Cullen, Milan, N.Y. Property: Plot B, Map 7496, Stamford. Amount: $665,000. Filed Feb. 28. Fairfield K & G Associates L.L.C., Stamford, by Donald S. Knight. Lender: First County Bank, Stamford. Property: 193 Hope St., Stamford. Amount: $1.6 million. Filed Feb. 26. Fifth Realty L.L.C., Westwood, Mass., by Carlos P. Andrade. Lender: Bank Rhode Island, Providence, R.I. Property: Route 34, True Meridian, Monroe. Amount: $1.3 million. Filed Feb. 18. Fred Dietter L.L.C., Brookfield. By Joseph Biraglia Esq., Danbury. Lender: Michael Consalvo, Brookfield. Property: 19 Apache Drive, Brookfield. Amount: $165,000. Filed Feb. 27. G R Sheehy Construction L.L.C., Shelton, by George Sheehy. Lender: Frank Bures Jr., Shelton. Property: 9 Plum Tree Lane, Shelton. Amount: $155,000. Filed Feb. 24. JP Courtner Realty L.L.C., Bristol. By Joseph P. Courtney. Lender: Bank of America N.A., Property: 111 Park Ridge Road, Brookfield. Amount: $3 million. Filed Feb. 28.

Meadowbrook Realty L.L.C., Hartford, by Michael John Ferri. Lender: People’s United Bank, N.A., Bridgeport. Property: 942 and 0 E. Main St., Stamford. Amount: $1.4 million. Filed Feb. 27. MH Development L.L.C., Danbury. By Ellis A. Tarlton III. Lender: Savings Bank of Danbury, Danbury. Property: 68A Maple Ave., Bethel. Amount: $129,097. Filed Feb. 27. MMR L.L.C., by Michael P. Reid. Lender: Bank of America N.A., Westerville, Ohio. Property: 165 Monroe Turnpike, Trumbull. Amount: $900,901. Filed Feb. 20. Monroe Gas L.L.C., South Yarmouth, Mass., by Walter Steinkrauss. Lender: Eastern Bank, Boston, Mass. Property: 528 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe. Amount: $1.4 million. Filed Feb. 25. Moran Estate Holdings Inc., Greenwich, by Frederick A. Moran. Lender: People’s United Bank, N.A., Stamford. Property: 85 E. Putnam Ave., Greenwich. Amount: $5.3 million. Filed Feb. 27. Putnam Avenue Properties Inc., Greenwich, by Frederick A. Moran. Lender: People’s United Bank, N.A., Stamford. Property: 119 E. Putnam Ave., Greenwich. Amount: $5.3 million. Filed Feb. 27. Rafi Properties L.L.C., by New England Dental L.L.C. Lender: Webster Bank, N.A., 54 Main St., Suite F., Waterbury, Property: Unit B-11 of Brookfield Commons Condominium, Brookfield. Amount: $200,000. Filed Feb. 19. Ricmark L.L.C., Danbury, by Richard Carlson. Lender: Wells Fargo Bank N.A., Phoenix, Ariz. Property: 10B Elizabeth St., Unit 104 and 105, Bethel. Amount: $155,000. Filed Feb. 14. Salvatore Longo & Sons L.L.C., Stamford, by Salvatore R. Longo. Lender: O&G Industries Inc., Torrington. Property: 220 West Ave, Lots 39, 40, 41, 32, Stamford. Amount: $75,000. Filed Feb. 24. The Greenwich Chateau Condominium Association Inc., Stamford, by Louis P. Pittocco. Lender: First County Bank, Stamford. Property: 4 Lafayette Court, Greenwich. Amount: $500,000. Filed Feb. 25. Wishing Well Builders L.L.C., Stamford, by Antonio Cardillo. Lender: 1353 Riverbank Road L.L.C., Stamford. Property: 191 Erskine Road, Lot 17, Stamford. Amount: $593,991. Filed Feb. 24.

NEW BUSINESSES 7 Summit Concepts, 22 High Ridge Road, Brookfield, c/o Lisa M. Teddy. Filed Feb. 19. Achieve Fitness, 27 Lois Lane, Norwalk 06851, c/o KB Fitness L.L.C. Filed Feb. 26. Aggreg, 54 Fort Point St., Norwalk 06855, c/o Galo Aleman and Joan Becerril. Filed Feb. 24. Aqua Paw Spa, 32 Stone Hill Road, Bethel, c/o Taylor Lane L.L.C. Filed Feb. 26. Association for Training and Development, 26 Monroe St., Norwalk 06854, c/o Sandra Thompson and Renee Jackson. Filed Feb. 28. AT&T Diversified Group, 1 AT&T Way, Bedminster, N.J. 07921, c/o AT&T Corp. Filed Feb. 21.

Audrey’s Shoes L.L.C., 195 Sound Beach Ave., Greenwich, c/o Audrey H. Aguilar. Filed Feb. 27.

Lanmark Services L.L.C., 135 Tower Road, Brookfield 06804, c/o Mark Longford. Filed Feb. 28.

WB & MH Painting, 51 Givens Ave., Stamford 06902, c/o Elvia Morocho. Filed Feb. 26.

Beebyclark + Meyler, 700 Canal St., Ridgefield 06877, c/o Stinson Partners Inc. Filed Feb. 27.

Lighthouse Import Export Brokers, 65 High Ridge Road, Unit 152, Stamford 06905, c/o Moroccan Candle L.L.C. Filed Feb. 24.

Yesenia’s Cleaning Service, 19 Carolina Road, Stamford 06902, c/o Yesenia Godoy. Filed Feb. 26.

BH Hardwood Floors, 71 Halstead Ave., Port Chester, N.Y. c/o Helder De Lucio. Filed Feb. 28.

LJ Roshkind Property Inspections, 149 Indian Well, Shelton 06484, c/o Lisa J. Roshkind. Filed Feb. 26.

PATENTS

C & J Tires L.L.C., 17 Gleason Ave., Norwalk 06855, c/o Carlos A. Lopez. Filed Feb. 25.

Marcia’s Cleaning Service, 3 Sosse Court, Norwalk 06851, c/o Marcia Condo. Filed Feb. 26.

Capital Brokerage, 114 East Ave., Suite 3, Norwalk 06851, c/o Gerald S. Flowers. Filed Feb. 25. Certified Retoration Systems, 41 Elmcroft Road, Stamford 06902, c/o Liza Marquez. Filed Feb. 24.

Medina’s Painting Serivice, 32 Culloden Road, Greenwich 06830, c/o Cesia Medina. Filed Feb. 28. Melissa Hobson Photography, 9 Cedarwood Lane, Shelton 06484, c/o Melissa Hobson. Filed Feb. 27.

Children’s Dentistry and Orthodontics of Greenwich L.L.C., 1212 E. Putnam Ave., Greenwich 06878, c/o Victor Arthur DDS Inc. Filed Feb. 25.

Moda, 50 Day St., Norwalk 06854, c/o Britton Jones and Renfrew Brighton. Filed Feb. 28.

Cove Printing Services, 65 High Ridge Road, Unit 152, Stamford 06905, c/o Moroccan Candle L.L.C. Filed Feb. 24.

Nancy’s Peruvien Restaurant El Dorado, 24 Isaac St., Norwalk 06850, c/o Nancy Velez. Filed Feb. 24.

CT Esl Center, 20 Scofield Place, Norwalk 06855, c/o Gabriella Marinaccio. Filed Feb. 26.

Nauti Doggie Dot Com, 61 Four Brooks Road, Stamford 06903, c/o Rosarii N. Falvey. Filed Feb. 24.

CT Rejuvenation Centre, 195 Field Point Road, Greenwich, c/o Joel B. Singer. Filed Feb. 25.

Parallel 42, 200 Henry St., Unit 1303, Stamford 06902, c/o Ana B. Fernandez. Filed Feb. 28.

Donovan’s Delectable Delights 80 Spring St., Apt. 6H, Stamford 06902, c/o Donovan Jones. Filed Feb. 24.

Pearlsson, 31 Greenwood Hill, Bridgeport 06605, c/o Tyrone A. Whitaker. Filed Feb. 27.

Douglas Elliman Real Estate, 26 Popham Road, Scarsdale, N.Y. 10583, c/o Kenneth I. Haber. Filed Feb. 27.

Precious Homemaker & Compaion Agency, 11 Grove St., Norwalk 06854, c/o Mardochay Louis-Fin. Filed Feb. 27.

English Gardens & Designs, 71 Riverside Ave., Greenwich 06878, c/o Sandra May Lindh. Filed Feb. 27.

R.N. Landscapes, 10 Hudson St., Norwalk 06851, c/o Robert J. Slesh Jr., Filed Feb. 28.

Europa Media Co., 172 Valley Road, Greenwich 06807, c/o Adriana Kaleta. Filed Feb. 24. Family Treasures Designs and Gifts, 25 Van Zant St., Norwalk 06855, c/o Katarzyna M. Krawczyk. Filed Feb. 21. Felton Delivery Service, 296 Linnmore St., Hartford 06106, c/o Jawhar Felton. Filed Feb. 27. Flores Building and Landscaping Service, 21 Holmcomb Ave., Stamford 06905, c/o Jose Antonio Flores Garcia. Filed Feb. 25. Franklin Liquor, 99 North St., Stamford 06902, c/o Tipsy Turtle L.L.C. Filed Feb. 27. Ideal Massage & Wellness, 346 Main Ave., Norwalk 06851, c/o Back and Neck Care of Connecticut L.L.C. Filed Feb. 20. Interquip USA, 38 Newfield Drive, Stamford 06902, c/o Roger A. Davies. Filed Feb. 24. Interquip USA, 222 Rocky Rapids Road, Stamford 06903, c/o Karl Lloyd Davies. Filed Feb. 24. JES Maintenance & Services L.L.C., 80 County St., Unit 2D, Norwalk 06851, c/o Sergio Fabian Roque. Filed Feb. 19.

Riverside Obstetrics & Gynecology, 1200 E. Putnam Ave., Greenwich 06878, c/o Cynthia Fitzgerald. Filed Feb. 26. Servpro of Norwalk/Wilton CT, 1318 Kossuth St., Bridgeport 06608, c/o My Slide Lines L.L.C. Filed Feb. 26. Servpro of Stamford, 1318 Kossuth St., Bridgeport 06608, c/o My Slide Lines L.L.C. Filed Feb. 27. Signature Contracting Group L.L.C., 501 Westport Ave., Norwalk 06851, c/o Kevin Daley. Filed Feb. 20. The Funky Hippie, 101 Glenbrook Road, Stamford 06902, c/o Nicole Simonelli-Spoto. Filed Feb. 26. Tory Gozzi Voice Services, 7 Squire Court, Brookfield 06804, c/o Victoria Gozzi. Filed Feb. 21. Two Cousins Landscaping, 33 W. Washington Ave., Stamford 06902, c/o Delia Granda. Filed Feb. 26. Two Cousins, 33 W. Washington Ave., Stamford 06902, c/o Carlos Arboleda. Filed Feb. 26. Victor G. Painting, 809 E. Main St., Suite 52, Stamford 06902, c/o Victor Garcia. Filed Feb. 25.

The following patents were issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Washington, D.C. Attribute driven gamut mapping via a minimized multi-objective cumulative cost function.  Patent no. 8,670,153 issued to Alvaro Enrique  Gil, Rochester, N.Y.; Lalit Keshav  Mestha, Fairport, N.Y.; Wencheng  Wu, Webster, N.Y.; and Edul N. Dalal, Webster, N.Y.  Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk.   Data architecture for mixed resolution interleaved cross-channel data flow and format.  Patent no. 8,670,154 issued to Peter A.  Crean, Webster, N.Y.; Robert Paul  Loce, Webster, N.Y.; and Raymond J. Clark, Webster, N.Y.  Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk.   Dot growth system and method.  Patent no. 8,670,157 issued to Amal Malik, Pittsford, N.Y.; Zhenhuan  Wen, Pittsford, N.Y.; and Xing Li, Webster, N.Y.  Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk.   Driver that presents context sensitive information about device features.  Patent no. 8,670,161 issued to David L.  Salgado, Victor, N.Y.; Bradley W.  Smith, Castile, N.Y.; Vibhaker  Moudgil, Macedon, N.Y.; John Y.  Zhang, Webster, N.Y.; and Likang  Guo, Rochester, N.Y.  Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk.   Drum maintenance system with leak detection.  Patent no. 8,668,326 issued to Edward Francis  Burress, West Linn, Ore.  Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk.   Inkjet ejector arrays aligned to a curved image receiving surface with ink recirculation.  Patent no. 8,668,308 issued to Trevor  Snyder, Newberg, Ore.; and Brent Rodney  Jones, Sherwood, Ore.  Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk.   Intermediate transfer member and composition. Patent no. 8,668,976 issued to Jin Wu, Pittsford, N.Y.; Jonathan H. Herko, Walworth, N.Y.; Francisco J. Lopez, Rochester, N.Y.; Kyle B. Tallman, Farmington, N.Y.; Dante M. Pietrantoni, Rochester, N.Y.; David W. Martin, Walworth, N.Y.; Yuhua Tong, Webster, N.Y.; Michael S. Roetker, Webster, N.Y.; Scott J. Griffin, Fairport, N.Y.; and Markus R.  Silvestri, Fairport, N.Y.  Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk.   Organic tungsten complexes.  Patent no. 8,669,386 issued to David Boudreau, Sr., Ansonia.  Assigned to Vanderbilt Chemicals L.L.C., Norwalk.    System and method for printing fullcolor composite images in an inkjet printer.  Patent no. 8,668,302 issued to Palghat S.  Ramesh, Pittsford, N.Y.; Bruce E.  Thayer, Spencerport, N.Y.; and Rachael L. McGrath, Churchville, N.Y.  Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk.   System and method for spreading ink on a media web. Patent no. 8,668,318 issued to James M. Chappell, Webster, N.Y.; Jason M. LeFevre, Penfield, N.Y.; James E. Williams, Penfield, N.Y.; Paul McConville, Webster, N.Y.; Paul S. Bonino, Ontario, N.Y.; James Spence, Honeoye Falls, N.Y.; Roger G. Leighton, Hilton, N.Y.; Michael F. Leo, Penfield, N.Y.; Joseph C. Sheflin, Macedon, N.Y.; Michael J. Levy, Webster, N.Y.; and Howard A. Mizes, Pittsford, N.Y. Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk.

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BUSINESS CONNECTIONS ECONOMY

What Do Connecticut Voters Want?

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hat should be the top policy priorities for state lawmakers? According to the latest Quinnipiac University poll, it boils down to three critical areas: jobs and the economy, taxes, and education. Voters were asked “What do you think should be the top priority for Governor Malloy and the State Legislature in 2014.” The question was open-ended, the responses illuminating. Two-thirds said jobs and the economy. Another 14% said taxes. And 11% responded with education [see figure at right]. The state budget drew a 4% response while government spending and healthcare followed at 3% each. That’s a message that should resonate with policymakers, as it’s clear the state’s slow recovery from the recession continues to have a major impact on people’s lives. The Q Poll also asked voters to describe the current condition of Connecticut’s economy. Just 24% responded that is was good, while 73% said it was “not so good” or poor. Those numbers have improved only marginally since the summer of 2011, when 83% had an unfavorable impression against the 15% who felt conditions were good.

Among registered Democrats in this latest survey, 40% said economic conditions were good, while 57% responded negatively, as did 86% of Republicans. Just 20% of independent voters had a positive impression, against the 78% who felt the opposite. When asked whether they felt the state’s economy was improving, just 16% of voters responded yes, against the 52% who thought things were the same, and the 30% who felt conditions were worse. Only 11% of independent voters were optimistic about the economy, while 34% said it was worsening, and 53% said it was the same.

education, and the state budget.

Voters also registered unfavorable opinions about the administration’s handling of jobs and the economy, taxes,

Tax policy drew the largest unfavorables, with 63% disapproving, while 60% disapproved of the management of jobs and economic policy—up from 56% two years ago.  Read more at gov.cbia.com

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