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Tesla bill stuck in neutral, for now BY KEVIN ZIMMERMAN kzimmerman@westfairinc.com

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David Hack displays some of the specialty foods sold online by his Direct Eats company in Wilton. Photo by Reece Alvarez

truggling to pass a state budget by a midnight May 4 deadline, Connecticut legislators appeared headed to a special session sometime in the following week to consider the so-called “Tesla bill,” which would allow the sale of electric vehicles (EVs) directly to consumers without having to go through the franchise dealerships model. Sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-Norwalk), Senate Bill 3, titled “An Act Concerning the Licensing of New and Used Car Dealers,” is designed to allow any electric car companies that do not already have a physical presence in the state to have up to three dealerships in Connecticut. For now,

Connecticut remains one of five states — Arizona, Michigan, Texas, Utah and West Virginia — that ban direct retail sales of autos by a manufacturer. Most major automakers — including General Motors, Ford, Volkswagen, Toyota and BMW — sell EVs as well, but on authorized dealers’ lots next to their purely gas-powered brethren. Tesla, based in Palo Alto, Calif., has tried an array of approaches to convince lawmakers to vote in favor of SB3, following the defeat of a similar bill last year. Last week Tesla published the results of a survey by Washington, D.C.-based Myers Research showing strong support for its direct sales business model in the state. “According to the results of our recent statewide survey,” wrote Andrew Myers and Matt » TESLA, page 6

Massive Sono Collection shopping center closes in on groundbreaking BY REECE ALVAREZ ralvarez@westfairinc.com THE PROPOSED 12-ACRE SHOPPING CENTER on the corner of West Avenue and North Water Street known as the Sono Collection is inching closer to being a done deal — bringing

the City of Norwalk within striking range of adding yet another game-changing attraction to the city. “I think it is going to be a tremendous boost to our economy,” said Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling. “It will be providing jobs for our residents, it will be proving signif-

icant property tax revenue for the city of Norwalk, but more importantly it will attract people from the entire tri-state area who will come here and shop and hopefully take advantage of the other things we have to offer like restaurants, the Maritime Aquarium, Stepping Stones Museum and the shoreline.” According to General Growth Properties (GGP), the Chicagobased development agency behind the proposed project, plans for the shopping center include 700,000 square feet of retail comprised of 80 to 100 small shops and restaurants supported

by two major anchor tenants, Bloomingdales and Nordstrom department stores. Acknowledging Norwalk’s already well-established, rich diversity of unique restaurants, members of the GGP development team have designated the majority of the project to retail with a much smaller emphasis on restaurants. Bisected by North Water Street, one 762,000-square-foot parcel is planned to include 506,705 square feet of retail space with 31,350 square feet designated for restaurants and cafés. Another 302,000-square-foot

parcel is slated to have more than 154,800 square feet of retail space with 13,000 square feet dedicated to food and beverage businesses. On top of the retail and dining options the shopping center would include a 150-room boutique hotel. At least 5 percent of the center will also be dedicated to open space that can be used for public events and leisure, though GGP Senior Director for Development, Douglas Adams told the Norwalk zoning commission on April 27, “we will be substantially over that.” An animated tour of the » SONO, page 6


Houlihan Lawrence website targets growing number of Chinese buyers BY ALEESIA FORNI

exceeded all other international buyers in terms of unit purchases and dollar volume, aforni@westfairinc.com buying $28.6 billion worth of U.S. property ollowing skyrocketing demand from from March 2014 to March 2015, an increase Chinese homebuyers in Westchester from $22 billion during the same period a and Fairfield counties, real estate year earlier. This figure has quadrupled from the $7 company Houlihan Lawrence has launched a traditional Chinese-language ver- billion total seen in 2011. Elizabeth Nunan, vice president of sion of its website. The website is the result of increas- global business development at Houlihan ing requests from the growing number of Lawrence, said interest in the Chinese buyers Chinese clients to the Westchester-based real market started around 2014 when she and estate company to provide them with better two colleagues traveled to China to attend the Luxury Portfolio Immersion Conference. digital home-buying tools. The three-day event aimed to give real Among international buyers, Chinese clients account for the largest number of prop- estate professionals a better understanding erty purchases in the U.S., according to the of Chinese culture and traditions that might affect their home-buying choices. National Association of Realtors. Nunan said she and her firm “really startChinese buyers represented 28 percent of total sales for the one-year period ending ed to pay attention” to the online aspect of March 2015. About 86 percent of those pur- that demand in 2015 after noticing web trafchases were in cities and suburbs. About half of fic to their firm’s website from China more than doubled compared with the prior year. Chinese buyers bought residential real estate. According to data collected by Houlihan For the first time, clients from China Lawrence, its new Chinese website has been viewed “thousands” of times since its launch a month ago, with the major sources of traffic coming from Google and Houlihan Lawrence’s partnership with Chinese news site Epoch Times. Users of the new page are Chinese speakers primarily from the Americas and Asia. Nunan said that these buyers are “looking for a little bit of everything” when it comes to real estate. Typically, those seeking an investment property will stick closer to New York City, while the residential buyers her agency works with venture toward Westchester and Fairfield counties. Of the growing number of buyers from China, many are searching for economic stability, seeing U.S. real estate as a low-risk investment for their cash Elizabeth Nunan, vice president of global business development at Houlihan following the recent volatilLawrence, shows how the real estate company has added Chinese language to its ity in Chinese markets.

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Additionally, providing their children with an American education is also a priority for many potential homebuyers. Another factor, one that may not be so obvious to those who live stateside, is health. As air pollution in China reaches dangerous, potentially life-threatening levels, a growing number of buyers are searching for the “green grass, trees and fresh, clean air” they’re unable to attain in their homeland, Nunan said. She recalls seeing gas masks in the hotel during her recent trip to China. After initially attributing their use to possible terror threats, she soon learned they were to be used during extreme smog levels. In order to supplement this increasing demand, Houlihan Lawrence has also brought on 12 Mandarin- and Chinesespeaking agents in hopes of giving potential buyers “an easier home-searching experience,” Nunan said. These agents are made up of a mix of both non- and native Chinese. Also by popular demand, agents typically communicate with Chinese buyers through WeChat, a popular messaging app in China. Demand from this demographic in Westchester and Fairfield counties tends to follow the West Coast, Nunan said. Buyers from China typically follow a “natural progression” of buying property on the closer-to-home West Coast, most frequently California, before deciding to look for opportunities on the other side of the U.S. From there, Nunan said it’s common

for buyers to invest in New York City real estate, then decide to move north toward Westchester and Fairfield counties in an attempt to “spread their wings.”

OF THE GROWING NUMBER OF BUYERS FROM CHINA, MANY ARE SEARCHING FOR ECONOMIC STABILITY, SEEING U.S. REAL ESTATE AS A LOW-RISK INVESTMENT FOR THEIR CASH FOLLOWING THE RECENT VOLATILITY IN CHINESE MARKETS.

Despite a stronger U.S. dollar and an increase in home prices stateside, Nunan said that she expects this relatively new trend of Chinese home buying to continue. “I don’t have a crystal ball,” Nunan said, but she predicts the number of Chinese homebuyers looking to U.S. real estate to grow slowly, likely not at the “staggering” pace the market has seen in recent years. “There’s still a definite interest in the market,” she said.


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Direct Eats takes specialty food shopping online BY REECE ALVAREZ ralvarez@westfairinc.com

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erial entrepreneur David Hack of Weston is taking on the $120-billion organic and specialty foods industry along with top-tier companies such as Amazon and Whole Foods Market in a bid to become the go-to national online food marketplace with his latest venture. “We are already the largest aggregator of natural, specialty and organic food online by far and we are only getting bigger by the day,” said Hack, CEO and founder of Direct Eats Inc. in Wilton. Working out of a small office with a staff of 10, Hack is the literal David going toe-to-toe with the Goliaths of the specialty food industry. He comes bearing his often-repeated value proposition and backed by an army of specialty food makers. “We have the opportunity to make local national,” said Hack. “Anybody, no matter their lifestyle, can find essentially the best food, the best selection of it, at the best prices and get it shipped to their door for free. It’s a very straightforward, high-value proposition for consumers.” Partnering with hundreds of individual specialty makers around the country in addition to major specialty food suppliers like United National Foods Inc., Hack’s company is an online avenue linking consumers nationwide with more than 20,000 products catering to customers’ specialty food preferences, from non-genetically modified meats and produce to organic to unbleached flour and gluten-free products and more. Consumers can browse the virtual aisles of Direct Eats for nonperishable items grouped by 17 different dietary preferences. Expanding into the perishable food items is on the horizon, Hack said, but shipping constraints are a massive cost barrier. In addition to offering the wide selection and convenience of online shopping, Hack said, his company has the edge on some major competitors, with prices on his site 40 percent less than Whole Foods prices and 18 percent less than Amazon’s. “The prices are pretty significant,” he said. “(For) a box of Quest Bars, which you have to buy individually at Whole Foods, we are about $2 less per bar on our site than if you bought the same thing at a Whole Foods — shipped to your door for free.” The key to competing is his company’s low overhead, he said. Direct Eats holds no inventory, drop-shipping items directly from the manufacturer to the consumer in three to five business days. “Every time online has competed against brick and mortar, online won — tell that to

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It could Advertising Sales eventually compete in the same market MANAGER | Anne Jordan enue by 20 to 25 percent quarterly. Could Direct Eats could become the space occupied by other cutting-edge food METRO SALES AND CUSTOM PUBLISHING DIRECTOR | Barbara Hanlon ACCOUNT MANAGERS | Lisa Cash, Marcia Pflug, Patrice Sullivan companies like Blue Apron, which allows Amazon of online food shopping? consumers to shop by recipe and then deliv“Sure, why the hell not,” Hack replied. Eliminating obstacles for suppliers is a ers all the necessary ingredients in proper Production ASSOCIATE CREATIVE DIRECTOR | Dan Viteri key part of the company’s strategy. Makers proportions to their doors. ART DIRECTOR + FCBJ DESIGN MANAGER | Michaela Zalko “Eventually on the site you will be able to JUNIOR ART DIRECTOR | Alison Kattleman can list their products for free and pay no credit card fees, taxes and shipping costs, all shop by recipe,” said Hack. “If you want red Events velvet cake, all the ingredients you want for EVENTS MANAGER | Danielle Brody of which are covered by Direct Eats. Purchases are similarly made easy for that can be shipped to your door.” While food shoppers still prefer in-store Audience Development and Circulation consumers with no membership fees or minimum purchase requirements and free shopping by a large margin, online retail and TELEMARKETING DIRECTOR | Marcia Rudy CIRCULATION REPRESENTATIVES | Jamisha Gill, Dwayne Hodges the specialty food industry in particular are RESEARCH REPORTER | Peter Rubino shipping. “Our mission is healthy eats for all,” said on the rise. Administration Sales of natural and organic products, Lisa Tambini, senior director of marketing at OFFICE AND SALES COORDINATOR | Robin Costello Direct Eats. “We obviously know what con- both online and in stores, grew 9.1 percent CIRCULATION AND OFFICE MANAGER | Sylvia Sikoutris sumers need and want and have been ask- to reach $120 billion in 2014, according to CONTRACTED CFO SERVICES | Adornetto & Company L.L.C. HUMAN RESOURCES & PAYROLL SERVICES | APS PAYROLL ing for is healthier and better good-for-you Natural Foods Merchandiser’s 2015 market foods that are available to them no matter overview. Hack estimated that sales number Fair�ield County Business Journal (USPS# 5830) now has reached $130 billion and said it is the location.” is published Weekly, 52 times a year Hack, a seasoned entrepreneur who growing by 10 to 15 percent year-over-year. by Westfair Communications, Inc., 3 Westchester Park Drive, White Plains, NY 10604. 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Initially self-funding Direct Eats, Hack accounted for 7.3 percent of total sales, comReproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited has since raised $1.6 million in a Series A pared with 6.4 percent of total sales in 2014. “Everyone is getting more into what they investment round.  Fortress Investment Group of Manhattan is “ready to write the are eating more and more every day,” said whole check” in a Series B funding round Hack. “We are going to be the hub online for this space.” underway, said Hack. The company is also poised to acquire  Abe’s Market, Chicago-based natural products and organic goods online marketplace operating on a similar model to Direct Eats.  “This is a huge acquisition for us — a We want to hear from you! Have an opinion column, letter to the editor monster play,” Hack said of the pending deal. or story idea? SEND IT TO US! 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A Major Investment in Westchester’s Biotech Future Westchester’s economic future is clear and we’re prepared to invest $1.2 billion to make it a reality. Fareri Associates has presented a plan to create the Westchester Bioscience & Technology Center on 80 acres of undeveloped land adjacent to the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla. This innovative facility is designed to reinforce Westchester’s already strong positon in this fast-growing economic sector. Combining environmentally progressive construction techniques and designed to capitalize on the strategic location, the Westchester Bioscience & Technology Center will offer the collaborative, community-oriented work environment that businesses and employees in this dynamic field are looking for. The mixed-use complex will include nearly 3 million square feet of bioscience and research space, medical offices, neighborhood retail space, a hotel and the Children’s Living Science Center.

The many public benefits the Center brings include: Í Estimated $9 million in annual tax revenue for the county, Town of Mount Pleasant and Mount Pleasant School District. Í Estimated $7 million in new annual rent to Westchester through a long-term lease of the 60-acre site.

Í $30-$40 million infrastructure improvements Í Approximately 4,000 construction jobs and more than 8,000 new permanent jobs from entry level through professional ranks.

We are committed to making the financial investment and to working with the county and town to make this once-in-a-lifetime economic opportunity a reality and to expand Westchester County’s position as the regional hub for Biotech & Bioscience.

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Johnson, “of 600 likely 2016 voters, an overwhelming majority of Connecticut voters (76 percent) favor changing state law to allow Tesla Motors to sell their products directly to consumers. Notably, as voters learn the specific details of the arguments from both sides of the debate on this issue, support for changing existing law remains remarkably stable, never falling below 70 percent — even after messaging from both sides.” “If the auto association surveyed the public to see if they wanted to maintain dealerships and support our local economic activity against a national online company, we would also have strong support,” retorted Jim Fleming, president of the Connecticut Automotive Retailers Association (CARA). “We further believe there would be a lot more people that would affirm a stronger concern for keeping dealership locally owned and operated by generationally owned families than the limited concerns of a few people wanting a Tesla around.”

Upping the ante, on May 2 — hours after Duff conceded defeat — Tesla said it would open a regional distribution center in Connecticut if SB3 was passed, promising that the facility would add more than 150 jobs on top of the 25 jobs per store that the company had already said would result from the bill’s passage. All told, the automaker said it would create 275 new jobs in the state, with salaries ranging from $40,000-$100,000. “Tesla is prepared to make a real and lasting commitment to Connecticut,” said Will Nicholas, the automaker’s government relations manager. “We want to invest here. We want to create jobs here and we want to serve Connecticut customers. The jobs created by this facility, in addition to the jobs created at each and every store, are goodpaying jobs with good benefits.” Duff seemed perturbed by Tesla’s late offer, but was continuing to seek votes for the bill as the legislative deadline neared. The senator has indicated he will introduce similar legislation next year if SB3 does not pass. Opposition to the bill came from

already-established auto dealers who protested that an exception to the long-standing Connecticut Franchise Act would open the floodgates to other out-of-state companies and put at risk some 13,000 jobs across the state — what CARA termed “a slippery slope [that would] expose Connecticut dealers to further end runs around the franchise system and undermine jobs in local dealerships.” The Franchise Act, as noted by SB3, “enacted decades ago to prevent a manufacturer from unfairly opening stores in direct competition with affiliated franchised dealers who had already invested time, money and effort to promote their business.” SB3 goes on to essentially call the Act outdated: “These laws are being exploited by franchised dealers to prevent car companies with nontraditional sales models, such as Tesla, from entering the market. Tesla has not, nor has it ever had, any franchise dealers anywhere. Instead, Tesla has always sold its vehicles directly to consumers. Due to the constraints of the Connecticut franchise laws, Connecticut consumers must travel to Massachusetts

or New York to learn more about Tesla EVs and the purchase process.” CARA has a powerful ally on its side: General Motors, which joined its lobbying efforts against the bill. “GM believes that all industry participants should operate under the same rules and requirements on fundamental issues that govern how we sell, service and market our products,” said GM’s regional director for government relations Chris Grimaldi. “We, along with the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and Connecticut dealers, oppose the creation of two different sets of laws governing vehicle manufacturers in the state of Connecticut that would establish an uneven ‘playing field.’” Tesla currently has 12 employees and several physical presences in Connecticut, including a service center in Milford and “supercharger” recharging stations in Darien, Milford, West Hartford and Greenwich, which allow up to 200 miles of range replenishment in as little as 30 minutes. The company also purchases a reported sum of nearly $3 million per year in parts and components from Connecticut-based businesses.

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proposed project can be found at generalgrowth.app.box.com/v/SoNoAnimation. The project is also expected to significantly add to the local and state economies. The Manhattan urban development consulting firm HR&A Advisors estimates spending during construction would generate a one-time economic output of $801 million in the city and $1.002 billion in the state. Additionally, the project could support 1,900 construction jobs in the first 3 years at an average salary of $74,000 with an additional 2,500 permanent full-time jobs at an average salary of $41,000. Ongoing operations could also generate  $108 million in labor income each year in addition to benefits. The project is estimated to generate $274 million in spending each year from retail and hotel operations. Through permitting fees alone the city is expected to reap more than $5 million out of a total $41.2 million in one-time tax revenue to be shared between the city and state. HR&A estimates ongoing tax revenue generated through state sales tax, state personal income tax from direct and multiplier employment, state room occupancy tax, and city real estate and business/personal property tax will amount to $327 million for the city and state over 15 years “We will be the second largest taxpayer in the city of Norwalk behind CL&P (Connecticut Light & Power),” said Adams.

An artist’s rendering of the more than 1-million-square-foot Sono Collection shopping center and boutique hotel in Norwalk. Courtesy of General Growth Properties

First proposed in December 2014, the project is currently before the city’s zoning commission and undergoing a public hearing. Rilling considers the project well on its way through the approval process with only a few permitting requirements left. He does not expect significant pushback from the public. “I know the Sono Collection developers and team have gone out into the public on an ongoing basis for well over a year and reached out to virtually every different neighborhood group an association and explained what they are trying to do. They’ve taken a lot of feedback and incorporated recommendations as appropriate,” he said. “I don’t expect there will be anything insurmountable.”

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To date the loudest concern members of the public have raised regards GGP’s proposal to relocate 11 unmarked graves in the more than 200 year-old Pine Island Cemetery to allow improved access to the shopping center by widening Crescent Street. Rilling said he does not believe the issue has been resolved, though he states David Westmoreland, commissioner of the Norwalk Historical Commission, has spoken with the descendants of ancestors buried in the cemetery in an attempt to assuage concerns. “I am not sure it has been totally resolved and I don’t think it is really a done deal,” he said. “I know Mr. Westmoreland has met with some of the people who have ancestors buried there and has explained what the site is trying to accomplish and most people

have started to feel a little bit relieved about that, but I am not sure how it is going to play out. If anything is done it will be done with dignity and total respect.” Representatives for GPP could not be reached for comment on the matter. According to Robert Jakubik, an associate developer with GPP, the company expects obtain all necessary local approvals by end of May followed by a final approval from the State Traffic Commission expected this summer. “We anticipate start of construction to commence in August,” he said in a statement. Construction would be done in a single phase with Jakubik estimating a grand opening in 2018 at the earliest.


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airfield County’s office market looks to experience mixed results this year, according to a report by real estate advisory firm Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF). While General Electric’s imminent move from the town of Fairfield and banking firms UBS and The Royal Bank of Scotland scaling back their presences in Stamford, are expected to have adverse effects on the market through at least the end of the year, NGKF said it believes residual pent-up demand from 2015 will help raise leasing activity levels this year. For the first quarter of 2016, just 473,549 square feet  of transactions were signed, compared with 1.1 million square feet  in the fourth quarter of last year and 1.0 million square feet in the first quarter of 2015. Overall occupancy declined by 26,767 square feet  due to fewer space returns compared with previous quarters. Thus did availability remain stable, increasing from 21.8 percent in the fourth quarter 2015 to 21.9 percent. Meanwhile, available space declined by roughly 500,000 square feet, or 1.1 percent, from first quarter 2015’s rate of 23.0 percent. First-quarter demand was driven by deals under 10,000 square feet, which posted a 60 percent rise over the same period last year to 320,000 square feet. Larger deals fared poorly: NGKF characterized those between 25,000-50,000 square feet as “virtually nonexistent,” while there were no deals above 50,000 square feet for the quarter. Renewal activity saw the biggest decline, down 64 percent from first quarter 2015 and 74 percent from fourth quarter 2015. New transactions were also down by more than 50 percent from last year, though the deals for new leases were up from 51 to 73. The report also found mixed results on a marketby-market basis. Rental growth was found in Greenwich and the Central markets, including Fairfield and Westport, while the Eastern and Northern markets recorded declines averaging 5.8 percent over last year. Not surprisingly, the lion’s share of leasing volume was concentrated in Stamford, with only Danbury, Shelton and the Greenwich non-Central Business District also showing increases. Stamford’s activity was topped by legal firm Finn Dixon & Herling’s signing of a new 26,385-square-foot lease at 6 Landmark Square. Danbury’s Lee Farm Corporate Park recorded three deals totaling over 35,000 square feet, by Global Jet Capital, IMS Health, and GE Capital Corporation. In Shelton, elec-

trical supplies distributor Gexpro signed a new lease for a 20,950-square-foot property at 1000 Bridgeport Ave. and media solutions provider Valassis Communications inked a short-term, 12,899-square-foot renewal at 6 Armstrong Road. The largest transaction in Greenwich’s non-Central Business District — which had greater leasing volumes than downtown Greenwich — was by Withers Bergman, part of the international law firm Withers LLP, which signed a new 17,589-square-foot lease at 1700 E. Putnam Ave. As for the GE situation in Fairfield, NGKF noted that some observers believe its departure for Boston may end up as a relatively short-lived setback and not the long-lasting economic black eye that others have predicted.

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Join us to celebrate the 2016 ACE Awardees at a breakfast on May 19th, from 7:30-9:00 am at The Shore and Country Club in Norwalk. Artist: Founders of the Westport Artists’ Collective Citizen: Richard J. Wenning, BeFoundation and SpreadMusicNow Corporate: Bank of America Educator: The Bruce Museum Nonprofit: Curtain Call, Inc.

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Bethel specialty chocolatiers hope for sweet success BY REECE ALVAREZ ralvarez@westfairinc.com

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n less than two weeks a Bethel couple has nearly reached its goal to raise the funds needed  to launch a line of sustainably sourced and allergy-safe laserengraved chocolates. Through a Kickstarter  campaign, an online crowd-funding platform that enables entrepreneurs to gain financial backing in exchange for "rewards" once the product is in production, entrepreneurs Michael and Jennifer Sauvageau have raised more than

$15,000 from a collection of 240 backers towards their goal of reaching $27,000 by May 15 to launch their new business, Noteworthy Chocolates. They plan to specialize in using lasers to engraved personalized chocolate letters and medallions sourced from fair trade-certified suppliers in Ecuador. Addressing the increasingly demanding dietary needs of consumers, the company will offer white, dark and milk chocolate using no genetically modified ingredients  and crafted in small batches free  of peanuts, eggs, wheat, shellfish and

fish, soy and gluten. The Sauvageaus have a specific focus on ecofriendly packaging and providing their sweet treats to people with severe food reactions as Jennifer suffers from allergies to more than 40 foods, although not to chocolate, she said. The longtime entrepreneurs have been married 13 years and began their business endeavors by turning their A pair of Bethel entrepreneurs is trying to raise money to launch a business to capitalpassion for play into a ize on people’s love of chocolate and personalized gifts. Photo courtesy Noteworthy business,  owning and Chocolates. operating  Try Out Toys Pledge levels range from $3 to $7,500, Entertainment  for the last 12 years before deciding  to test their business acumen on with the two highest pledges yet received at the $1,000 level. their love of chocolate. The couple said they first began to devel“I am a lifelong juggler and toy inventor, and Jennifer is the entrepreneur in the fam- op the idea last October and  have been ily,” said Michael. “We are both lovers of play- doing all the laser work at the Hackerspace while crafting the chocolate at their dining ful things and most of all chocolate.” After months of research, the Savageaus room table. “The results have been outstanding,” were able to test their idea for laseretched personalized messages on choco- according to the Noteworthy Chocolate late by using equipment at the  Danbury Kickstarter campaign. “The chocolate has Hackerspace @  the Innovation Center, a been devoured. The messages have been co-working space which served as the incu- read. The people are happy.” The Savageaus plan to use the funds they bator for the idea. The  Kickstarter campaign  provides an raise to upgrade to professional equipment opportunity for the public to pledge finan- and space to start producing chocolate and cial support to the fledgling business  in rewarding donor pledges by October. If their goal is not met by the deadreturn for various “rewards” depending on line, pledges will be refunded to donors. the size of the contribution.

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BRIEFS FAIRWAY MARKET FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY FAIRWAY GROUP HOLDINGS, THE PARENT company of Fairway Market, has announced the company has filed a Prepackaged Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization in order to restructure its finances for long-term financial health while continuing its day-to-day operations “without interruption”  for  its customers and employees. “We are open for business,” wrote CEO Jack Murphy in a May 2 letter assuring vendors the company will continue to pay for goods and services. “This doesn’t change a thing.” In agreement with its lenders, the company will eliminate approximately $140 million in debt and is seeking approval for $55 million in debtor-in-possession credit facility in addition to a $30.6 million letter of credit facility to cover outstanding letters of credit. The company currently operates 15 stores throughout New York, Connecticut and New Jersey with the 2010 Fairway Market in Stamford their largest location and only one in Fairfield County. Sterling Investment Partners of Westport

is the majority stakeholder of Fairway Group Holdings. “We believe that implementing this prepackaged plan is the best opportunity for Fairway to restructure its balance sheet on an expedited basis, strengthen its operations, retain jobs and create long-term value, while continuing to provide customers with the best food experience in the greater New York area,” said Murphy in a May 2 public statement. Under the restructuring plan, holders of general unsecured claims, including suppliers, employees, unions and all other trade creditors will receive payment in full and collective bargaining agreements with union entities will remain “in full force and effect.” Additionally, all of the company’s outstanding shares of common stock will be cancelled with no distribution to holders.

$1,005,000 to buyer 789 Avenue LLC, an investment group represented by Davis Owen Real Estate. The 6,500-square-foot office building at 3787 Main St., formerly occupied by Summit Women’s Center, sold for $700,000. Shawah Jr. represented the buyer, Cheyenne Early Learning Center, which will now occupy the building. The property was previously owned by SHW of Connecticut LLC of Fairfield, which was represented in the transaction by Fred Frassanelli, president and CEO of AMS Real Estate LLC in Bridgeport. The sales follow a trend of increasing demand for office space in the Bridgeport region, said Shawah Jr. “The demand for well-located commercial properties in Bridgeport has increased substantially over the past couple of years and it is difficult to find them,” he said.

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BRIDGEPORT COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE FIRM Baldwin Pearson & Co. Inc. announced the sale of two commercial real estate buildings in Bridgeport for a combined total of $1,705,000. Baldwin Pearson President George Shawah Jr. represented the seller of 789 Reservoir Ave., a fully leased 20,000-squarefoot office building, which sold for

NATIONAL RETAILER SPORTS AUTHORITY, FACED with more than $1.1 billion in debt, has reversed its March decision to reorganize under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection rules and will instead close its 463 stores and liquidate its assets in an auction on May 16. Among those shuttering stores are outlets in Norwalk and Elmsford, as well as locations in Bridgeport, Danbury, and

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Yonkers whose closings had previously been announced. This likely spells the end for the Englewood, Colo.-based sporting goods chain, whose history stretches back to 1928 when it was known as Gart Sports; it began operating under the Sports Authority moniker in 1987. The company filed for Chapter 11 in March, saying at that time it would close 140 stores and two distribution centers. The chain reportedly failed to make a $20 million debt payment in January, and possesses a $300 million loan due in May 2017. Elsewhere in the recreation retail space, rumors persist that Missouri-based outdoor gear retailer Bass Pro Shops, whose 94 stores include a location in Bridgeport, is considering making an offer for competitor Cabela’s, whose sole store in the region is in East Hartford. The Sports Authority move is the latest in a general downturn for the so-called “big box” megastore industry. On April 21, Sears Holding announced it will close 68 Kmart and 10 Sears stores this summer in addition to 50 stores it previously announced it would shutter. Through 2017 some 400 Office Depots, 223 Barnes & Nobles, 200 Walgreens and 154 Walmarts are scheduled to be shut down; according to USA Today, a total of over 2,500 big box locations will be gone by the start of 2018. — Reece Alvarez, Kevin Zimmerman


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How to help an employee develop coping skills We have an employee who is easily frustrated when things don’t go as planned. While she’s a great producer, she gets easily rattled if she gets surprised and that puts her off her game. She quickly switches from positive and outgoing to defensive and stubborn. If we can see it, we figure our clients can see it, too. How can we help her get a better grip on how she presents herself? THOUGHTS OF THE DAY: Every smart employer’s job includes helping employees develop coping skills. Teach her to manage disruption and conflict. Check in if personal issues are getting in the way of making progress at work. Practice useful stress-survival skills. There are effective ways to deal with challenging situations. Most people learn about them as they progress through their careers. Shorten the learning curve by actively helping employees learn about alternate ways to handle difficult situations.

Holding training classes can be very helpful. Take individuals who are struggling and assign them a mentor. Help your employees to see that experiencing tension doesn’t define who they are; how they cope with the situations does. Here’s a list of survival skills for today’s workplace: ▶ Ask yourself if the situation you’re stressing over is really important or just irritating; prioritize attention based on the answer. ▶ Self-talk your way through. Affirmations that speak about a positive outcome can cause the brain to head in a more positive direction. ▶ Keep notes on situations you find stressful and analyze what led to the stress. ▶ Know when to move forward. Forgiving another person is a gift. ▶ Give yourself time to ponder on how best to respond. ▶ Walk it off — shift the automatic defense response from fight to flight. ▶ Build trusted relationships — people you can turn to who will give you good advice, watch your back and encourage you. ▶ Learn to ask for help. Give employees opportunity to practice

when the risks aren’t so high, so that they perform better when it counts. For some employees, stress builds up at home, making it harder to look cool and calm at work. Pretending that everything is under control only adds to the stress. Finding someone to talk to can make a big difference. As an employer, if your company doesn’t have an EAP (employee assistance program), think about setting one up. It can be a great employee benefit for a nominal cost. EAP’s include counseling, personal development programs, advisory and training services, among others. Give employees a resource that is completely confidential and a source of support in challenging times. Some amount of stress is normal. It’s a sign that an employee is stretching their limits as they learn new skills. Stress helps trigger adrenaline, which can help them focus and move more quickly. Learn the boundaries: How much stress is helpful, versus when it gets out of hand. As stress levels increase, it’s normal to become more controlling, more direct. That may come across as mean-spirited, uncooperative and/or frustrated. As focus turns inward, the employee becomes less aware

of how her outward behaviors negatively impact the situation. What’s going on is an internal dialogue about personal needs not being met, which inhibits a person from focusing on the facts of the situation and how best to deal with the other players involved. There are lots of ways to get a hold of difficult circumstances, all of which you and your employees can practice in a classroom setting. Learn to break off stressful situations, re-engage later, with a new approach. Take a look in the mirror to see what kind of face is being presented to the outside world. Build collaboration by seeking out win-win solutions. LOOKING FOR A GOOD BOOK? Try “The Coping Crisis: Discover Why Coping Skills are Required for a Healthy and Fulfilling Life” by Dr. Bill Howatt. Andi Gray is president of Strate�y Leaders Inc., Strate�yLeaders.com, a business-consulting firm that teaches companies how to double revenue and triple profits in repetitive growth cycles. Have a question for AskAndi? Wondering how Strate�y Leaders can help your business thrive? Call or email for a free consultation and diagnostics: 877-2383535, AskAndi@Strate�yLeaders.com. Check out our library of business advice articles: AskAndi.com.

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Health insurance exchange refocuses efforts on outreach, education BY KEVIN ZIMMERMAN kzimmerman@westfairinc.com

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ine, you’re enrolled. Now what?” That is the question that Andrea Ravitz, director of marketing at the state’s health insurance exchange Access Health CT, says the organization will be seeking to address over the next three years. With statewide enrollment at over 116,000 as of the end of March, AHCT will now increasingly strive to educate consumers on how to derive maximum benefits from their selected insurance plans. “Our first years were about making sure people were getting enrolled and avoiding penalties,” Ravitz said. “Now we are addressing the fact that members are coming in with no idea of what to do with their plans and benefits. The problems are very similar to those with health insurance outside the AHCT – it can be a complicated, sometimes intimidating process to pick one plan over another … and not just the plan, but the company. There’s a lot of hand-holding involved.” This shift in focus is being led by AHCT CEO Jim Wadleigh, who has noted that the exchange, created in 2012 as part of the Affordable Care Act, has as its mandate not only insuring Connecticut residents but also improving the quality of health care provided. Nevertheless, his move has ruffled a few feathers. During an AHCT board meeting in April, Benjamin Barnes, secretary of the state Office of Policy and Management and a board member, told Wadleigh that he felt that, given the “tens of thousands” of residents still uninsured, the time may not yet be right to move away from enrollment efforts. Wadleigh replied that many of the remaining uninsured are illegal immigrants and thus ineligible for exchange coverage. “I strongly support Access Health’s work to improve the health of its enrollees, and I also believe that we need to remain committed to reducing the number of uninsured Connecticut residents,” Barnes reiterated recently. “There is no conflict between these goals, and I have great confidence that we will continue to make progress toward them.” At the board meeting, Wadleigh was also taken to task for not working more closely with the state Department of Social Services

AHCT enrollment statistics. Graphic courtesy AHCT

(DSS), which is the administering agency for Medicaid; some 200,000 people are covered by Medicaid under the ACA. DSS commissioner Roderick L. Bremby indicated that that situation is already improving. “Expanded work by Access Health in health care outcomes and related areas will dovetail nicely with the quality innovations DSS has been building into the Medicaid program over the past several years,” he said. “Overall, Connecticut is already a national leader, if not the national leader, in successful implementation of the Affordable Care Act, thanks to the strong leadership by the Malloy-Wyman administration. We look forward to further advances over the coming year.” As for AHCT, it is embarking upon a year-round community outreach program by partnering with Grossman Heinz, a public affairs firm specializing in government relations, grassroots mobilization, and lobbying. “We want to make sure that we’re out in the community talking with leaders and influencers,” Ravitz said, “to help spread the word about what’s available and what they might already have.” To that end, Grossman is currently seeking project, events, and outreach coordinators to handle the planning and logistics of

AHCT’s presence at fairs, festivals, farmers’ markets, AHCT-sponsored forums, and other community events. Ravitz noted that that outreach will also address language barriers. Although all of AHCT’s materials are available in Spanish, she said, there are obviously dozens of other languages that residents primarily speak. “There are also a lot of dialects that simply translating our printed materials in another language doesn’t necessarily address,” she added. “We want to explain our message to community leaders and influencers, who can then deliver that message in their own cultural ways to their peers.” The organization is in the process of rolling out a number of consumer tools on its website, accesshealthct.com. Included is a feature where a consumer inputs some basic information on the current state of their health, family, location, income, etc., after which the system responds with suggestions of the best options for them. “When they first enroll, most people pick the plan and company based on price,” Ravitz noted, “but this takes it a little bit further. Some may have chosen the bronze plan during the first year, but when they go to the doctor they have to pay a little more for that visit. That may be okay for someone who’s in

good health, but may not be the best way to go for those who need to make several visits throughout the year.” She said the exchange is using an expanding array of internal and external data analytics to “see where we need to advance and stretch ourselves in the best way possible.” AHCT admits that it still has much work to do in reaching minorities; according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau data, as of July 1, 2014, 15 percent of Connecticut’s population is Hispanic/Latino, followed by AfricanAmericans (11.5 percent) and Asians (4.5 percent). “There are a lot of little percentages after those,” Ravitz said. “But they are there, and we need to address them.” In another recent development, AHCT representatives have begun attending naturalization ceremonies held for newly naturalized immigrants at the U.S. District Court in Hartford to provide information about health care plan options available to them and their families. AHCT is the only state-based exchange currently involved in such efforts. “That’s one of the first projects I got involved with when I joined AHCT in 2013,” Ravitz said. “We address them about 45 minutes before the judge enters the courtroom. Educating new citizens and their families who are either seeking residency or citizenship, or who are applying for visas to work or study here, is very important. The majority of them don’t know that they can get better insurance, and can apply as long as they’re legally present.” She said that AHCT hopes to expand its presence at such ceremonies at the U.S. District Courts in New Haven and Bridgeport as well, with the ultimate “home run” goal of including AHCT literature in Immigration and Naturalization Service mailings – “which everybody opens.” Ravitz also addressed the recent announcement by United Healthcare that it will exit the exchange at the end of the year. “We are working to address with those members who have United that it will no longer be a part of the exchange, and explaining their options,” she said. According to healthcare.gov, United had 2 percent of the exchange market share in 2015, which dropped to 1.3 percent this year. ConnectiCare currently has about 53 percent of exchange enrollees, followed by Anthem at 33 percent and Healthy CT, also known as The Co-op, at just under 12 percent.

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BY ROBIN GELBURD

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Keys for engaging millennials in health care market

ignificant changes in health insurance enrollment, such as public and private exchanges and new benefit designs, including high-deductible plans and narrow networks, are requiring individuals to take on greater personal responsibility for selecting the most suitable plan and managing their own benefits and costs — often through Internet portals. Individuals must become betterinformed health care consumers who are skilled at using the latest technology to navigate the system and get the most out of their health coverage. The size, diversity and buying power of the population segment known as millennials or Generation Y (ages 18-34) make them an important group to study. According to the Pew Center, this generation constitutes the largest segment of the U.S. workforce and has surpassed baby boomers as the largest living generation. By engaging millennials, health care sector leaders can plan a future when individual consumers can manage their own health insurance purchases, provider choices, benefits and expenditures simply and cost-effectively. FAIR Health, a national nonprofit orga-

nization, recently sponsored a survey of more than 1,000 adults in the U.S. that brought to light unexpected information about millennials’ online buying habits. For a number of reasons, it might be expected that millennials would be the generation most likely to leverage the power of technology to control their health care costs. They have grown up in a digital world. Millennials are accustomed to using PCs, wireless devices and smartphones for many of their day-to-day activities and have no knowledge of a world without mobile phones or Internet access. They are avid online comparison shoppers. According to the FAIR Health survey, millennials are more likely than other age groups to comparison shop online. When asked about purchases, including financial services, groceries, automobiles, electronics and medical and dental services, 74 percent of millennials said that they comparison shop in at least one of those five categories. By contrast, 57 percent of respondents age 35 to 44, 54 percent of consumers age 55 to 64, and 35 percent of those age 65 and over say that they used a mobile device or computer to check prices or comparison shop in one of the five categories.

They are joining the workforce at a time when health care consumerism is increasingly important. Since many millennials are enrolling in health insurance for the first time, new plan types like high-deductible and narrow network plans — which require more consumer engagement and cost sharing — generally are the only models they know. Despite millennials’ reputation for online use and technological expertise, the survey shows that there is no statistically significant difference between millennials (19 percent) and the overall adult population (15 percent) when it comes to comparison shopping online for medical and dental services. The results may be explained by a number of factors: Many millennials have not yet taken control of their health care benefit selections and decisions because the Affordable Care Act (ACA) enables young adults to stay on their parents’ health plans until age 26. As millennials age and become more involved in the selection of and payment for their own health benefits, they will likely become more motivated and informed consumers. Millennials are generally healthy.  As

this population group ages and faces more expensive health issues — including those of their parents — they are likely to employ their technological acumen to comparison shop for health care services. Health care literacy is still very low. Consumers of all ages lack knowledge of how their health insurance works. More education is needed to build awareness about the availability and utility of cost transparency tools and educational resources and how they can help consumers reduce costs and manage their coverage and care. Millennials are open to new ideas and ways of doing things. With guidance, they will likely take advantage of the online tools they use in other aspects of their lives to learn about their health care needs and choices. The FAIR Health survey highlights the need for education and increased awareness of the tools and resources that can help consumers navigate the complex world of health insurance. The good news is that effective consumer engagement tools exist today and are provided over the internet by plan sponsors, payers, providers and non» MILLENNIALS, page 16

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ost contracts executed in the course of business contain some form of indemnification clause designed to protect the interests granted under the contract by splitting potential liability among the contracting parties. Typically, service providers, contractors and vendors agree to “indemnify and hold harmless” their clients and customers for any liability arising out of their services, work or products. In the construction industry, for example, project owners and general contractors will protect themselves by requiring all subcontractors to indemnify them from any liability, whether arising from the contractors’ negligence or not. In other situations, contracts contain mutual indemnification clauses wherein both parties agree to hold each other harmless from the other’s negligence. Customarily, the party being indemnified will ask the indemnifying party to provide evidence of insurance to cover the risk assumed and to name them as “additional insured” on the policy. Surprisingly, this seemingly straightforward agreement complicates litigation as frequently as it creates clarity because the allocation of risk in the contract rarely mirrors the “other insurance” clause in the parties’ insurance policies. So when an accident or loss occurs (and everyone “diligently” notifies their insurance provider), the insurance adjustors and attorneys have to figure out — or fight out — who responds to defend each party and who pays what share of any ultimate loss.

OTHER INSURANCE LANGUAGE

Insurance policies’ “other insurance” language, like the contracts, is designed to determine which of several applicable policies will respond when “other valid and collectible insurance” is available to pay the same loss. Typically, the first element of an “other insurance” clause is language addressing the question of whether the policy is intended to be primary or excess. Where a policy is primary, it forms the first line of coverage and typically includes a duty to defend the insured against the claim. The commercial general liability (CGL) policies that businesses often purchase as a first defense will typically provide that, if other “valid and collectible insurance is available … this insurance is primary,” except when certain circumstances apply, in which case the policy becomes excess. The exceptions are typically policies expressly intended to take the CGL’s place — such as an event policy or a builders’ risk policy that covers property under construction. However, policies may provide that they are primary as to certain risks and excess as

to others, as when a distributor’s otherwise primary policy declares that it will be excess to any manufacturer’s policy that names the distributor as an additional insured. Likewise, a general contractor’s policy may declare that it is generally primary but will become excess in the event the insured is added to a subcontractor’s policy as an additional insured. Finally, most “other insurance” clauses contain language addressing how the policies will share in the payment of expenses and loss in the event that other “valid and collectible” insurance is available. There are two typical methods of apportionment — equal sharing and pro rata allocation. Under an equal sharing approach, each carrier pays equal amounts of the loss regardless of its limits of liability. By contrast, under pro rata allocation, each insurer pays a share of the loss proportionate to its share of the overall limits of insurance available. Consider a simple two-insurer scenario where the carriers have limits of $1 million and $2 million, respectively. Under equal sharing, the loss would be split 50/50. By contrast, under the pro rata approach, the carrier with $1 million in limits would pay one-third of the costs, while the insurer with $2 million in limits would be responsible for two-thirds of the costs.

sharing” language to make a determination about how the insurers will split the cost of defense and loss. Not every small business will have the risk-management resources necessary to compare all its insurance policies with all its contracts to determine where the other insurance language and indemnification provisions might conflict. Where possible, however, businesses are encouraged to consider this “ounce-of-prevention” approach to help ensure the best resolution of claims

arising in the course of their work. Carl J. Pernicone is a partner in the White Plains office of Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP and co-chairperson of the firm’s national Insurance & Reinsurance Coverage practice. He can be reached at 914872-7556 or carl.pernicone@wilsonelser.com. James Siewert, an associate in Wilson Elser’s Stamford office, specializes in insurance coverage and policy interpretation. He can be reached at 203-388-2424 or james.siewert@ wilsonelser.com.

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The “priority of coverage” problems start when multiple policies provide primary coverage and the court must determine which applies — and when. For instance, the seller of a product may have a CGL policy intended to be primary, but it may also be named as an additional insured under the policies issued to the manufacturer and distributor of the product. Similarly, a general contractor will have its own CGL policy and require all subcontractors to name it as an additional insured. In New York, determining the “priority of coverage” involves applying certain common law rules to create a coverage scheme as true as possible to the policies’ language. Thus, courts will almost always find, for example, that a primary policy remains primary in relation to other policies written on an excess or umbrella basis. Conversely, excess or umbrella policies typically are found to create no duty to respond unless all scheduled or available primary insurance is exhausted. When multiple primary policies are available, the court must compare their respective “other insurance” clauses and make a “priority of coverage” determination. In New York, the courts will cancel out comparable excess other insurance clauses and deem the policies “co-primary.” At that, point, the court will look to the “method of

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profit organizations like FAIR Health. In fact, FAIR Health’s award-winning website, fairhealthconsumer.org, available free to individual consumers, offers online cost lookup and comparison tools that enable individuals to estimate the cost of specific medical and dental services in their geographic areas. In addition, FAIR Health’s website provides educational resources such as health insurance glossaries, articles in consumer-friendly language and topical videos to help people to understand how they can direct their own health care and manage their insurance benefits. The same information is available in Spanish at consumidor.fairhealth.org  and through a smartphone app. Organizations seeking to advance consumerism and engagement among millennials should follow a few simple guidelines: Leverage social media and mobile technology.  Many young adults access the Internet and social media sites exclusively through their smartphones. Meet them where they live. Develop interactive, visual and user-generated educational content designed for mobile devices. Millennials who find this information helpful will share

it with their friends through social media. Focus on brevity. The three-minute videos of the MTV generation seem like an eternity to some millennials who often watch 10-second videos and communicate in 140 characters or less. They are generally well educated and consume mountains of information, just in briefer formats than past generations. Pay attention to diversity.  Millennials are the most racially and ethnically diverse generation in U.S. history. Millennial immigrants also make up a large portion of the U.S. workforce. The health care sector would do well not only to translate educational resources into multiple languages but also to develop culturally relevant content that acknowledges the rich diversity of this generation and the U. S. Engagement of millennials and health care consumers of all age groups can promote wise use of health care benefits and help reduce costs for individual consumers — and for the health care sector overall. Robin Gelburd is president of FAIR Health Inc., a national, independent nonprofit in New York City whose mission is to bring transparency to health care costs and health insurance information through comprehensive data products, consumer resources and research tools offered on its free website. She can be reached at 212-370-0704.

Wilton’s Toluna increases staff by 20 percent

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ilton-based real-time digital consumer insights provider Toluna has made new hires in its R&D, engineering, programming, and client service departments, marking a 20 percent staff increase to support its continued growth. “Our clients are adopting new ways of collecting and digesting information, and we’ve designed our product platform to help them be extremely agile, with insight at-the-ready in a fully automated fashion,”

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said Toluna CEO Frédéric-Charles Petit.  “The hires we’re making are supporting this transition.” Toluna maintains it operates the world’s largest social voting community, which is at the heart of a digital research platform that includes QuickSurveys, a DIY survey and analytics platform; SampleXpress, a self-service respondent sampling engine; and community platform PanelPortal. — Kevin Zimmerman

Antares Capital is agent in West Star Aviation deal

ntares Capital announced it is serving as administrative agent, joint lead arranger and joint bookrunner on an $80 million senior secured credit facility to support the acquisition of West Star Aviation by Norwest Equity Partners. West Star Aviation specializes in airframe repair and maintenance, engine repair and maintenance, major modifications, avionics installation and repair, interior refurbishment, and accessory services. Equity investment firm

NEP focuses on partnering with companies to build them into industry leaders. “We’re pleased to support NEP’s investment in West Star Aviation,” said David Swanson, managing director at Chicagobased Antares Capital, which operates an office in Norwalk. “We look forward to working closely with the West Star team and NEP on driving operational excellence and performance for the company.” — Kevin Zimmerman

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THE LIST SBA LENDERS

FAIRFIELD COUNTY AND REGION

SBA Lenders

Ranked by total number of loans. Listed alphabetically in the event of a tie. Name Address Area code: 203 unless otherwise noted Website

Top executive Title Year founded

Farmington Bank

Number of loans

Average per loan ($)

Amount total ($)

John J. Patrick Chairman, president and CEO 1851

66

83,724

5,525,800

Webster Bank NA

James C. Smith Chairman and CEO 1870

57

258,919

14,758,400

Citizens Bank NA

Bruce Van Saun Chairman and CEO 1828

46

124,674

5,735,000

4

Wells Fargo Bank NA

John G. Stumpf Chairman and CEO 1870

45

448,807

20,196,300

5

Berkshire Bank

Michael P. Daly CEO 1846

43

78,837

3,390,000

6

T.D. Bank NA

Bharat B. Masrani President and CEO 1852

38

100,074

3,802,800

7

Celtic Bank Corp.

Reese Howell, Jr. Chairman and CEO 2001

20

469,250

9,385,000

Newtek Small Business Finance Inc.

Barry Sloane President, chairman and CEO 1998

20

633,725

12,674,500

First Niagara Bank NA

Gary M. Crosby President and CEO 1870

19

192,658

3,660,500

Liberty Bank

Chandler J. Howard President and CEO 1825

18

71,111

1,280,000

Simsbury Bank & Trust Co. Inc.

Martin J. Geitz President and CEO 1995

18

137,667

2,478,000

James Dimon Chairman of the board, president and CEO 1824

17

122,118

2,076,000

1 2 3

1 Farm Glen Blvd., Farmington, Conn. 06032 860-676-4600 • websteronline.com

145 Bank St., Waterbury, Conn. 800-325-2424 • websteronline.com

1 Citizens Plaza, Providence R.I. 02903 401-456-7000 • citizensbank.com

101 N. Philips Ave., Sioux Falls, S.D. 57104 800-869-3557 • wellsfargo.com

24 North St., Pittsfield, Mass. 01201 413-443-5601 • berkshirebank.com

1701 Route 70 East, Cherry Hill, N.J. 08034 888-751-9000 • tdbank.com

268 S. State St., Suite 300. Salt Lake City, Utah 84111 800-509-6191 • celticbank.com

212 W. 35th St., Second floor, New York, N.Y. 10001 855-284-3722 • thesba.com/newtek

8

726 Exchange St., Suite 618, Buffalo 14210 800-439-8230 • firstniagara.com

9

315 Main St., Middletown, Conn. 06457 88-570-0773 • liberty-bank.com

86 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury, Conn., 06089 860-408-5493 • simsburybank.com

10

JPMorgan Chase Bank NA

11

Bankwell Bank

Christopher Gruseke CEO 1842

16

447,833

8,061,000

12

Live Oak Bank

James S. (Chip) Mahan III Chairman and CEO 2008

14

600,500

8,407,000

Thomaston Savings Bank

Stephen L. Lewis President and CEO 1874

14

161429

2,260,000

270 Park Ave., New York, N.Y. 10017 212-270-6000 • jpmorganchase.com

208 Elm St., New Canaan 06840 972-3838 • mybankwell.com

1741 Tiburon Drive, Wilmington, N.C. 28403 910-777-5738 • liveoakbank.com

203 Main St., P.O. Box 907, Thomaston 06787 860-283-1874 • thomastonsavingsbank.com

This list is a sampling of Small Business Administration lenders that serve the region. If you would like to be included in our next list, please contact Danielle Renda at drenda@westfairinc.com. Note:

Data gathered from the Connecticut District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration, sba.gov. and is accurate as of Sept. 30, 2015. The SBA lenders listed include the top 15 lenders in the state of Connecticut.

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FACTS & FIGURES on the record ATTACHMENTS-FILED Bolling, Albertha, Bridgeport. Filed by Angelo Maragos, Norwalk. $209,367 in favor of Maefair Health Care Center Inc. Property: 179-181 Fourth St., Bridgeport. Filed April 18. Wilton Service Inc., Wilton. Filed by Eric H. Opin. $7,000 in favor of Montano Cigarette Candy & Tobacco Inc. Property: 7 Liberty St., Wilton. Filed April 21.

BUILDING PERMITS

COMMERCIAL A. Pappajohn Co., Norwalk, contractor for Division Danbury 187 LLC. Perform commercial alterations at 187 Danbury Road, Wilton. Estimated cost: $150,000. Filed April 5. Abbey Tent, Bridgeport, contractor for Walgreens. Add temporary tents to the property of an existing commercial space for a special event at 1000 Park Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $750. Filed April 20.

CLS Planning Construction Services LLC, contractor for UB Stamford LP. Construct a demising wall on the property of an existing commercial space at 2215 Summer St., Stamford. Estimated cost: $91,700. Filed between April 18 and April 22. D & A Construction Management, contractor for Crown Castle. Replace the antennas on the roof of an existing commercial space at 69 Guinea Road, Stamford. Estimated cost: $20,000. Filed between April 18 and April 22. Easton Racquet Club, Easton, contractor for self. Replace a pod fence on the property of an existing commercial space at 36 Wimbeldon Lane, Easton. Estimated cost: $14,000. Filed April 2016.

Ancona, Ridgefield, contractor for Wilson Properties LLC. Perform commercial alterations at 142 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton. Estimated cost: $60,000. Filed April 13.

Empire Telecom USA LLC, contractor for Natick Sixth Realty Corp. Replace three antennas on the roof of an existing commercial space at 40 Black Burn Turnpike, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $25,000. Filed April 18.

Questions and comments regarding this section should be directed to: John Golden 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

Pro Fox Contractors, Waterbury, contractor for Cheyenne Early Learning Center LLC. Renovate the interior of an existing commercial space at 3787 Main St., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $210,000. Filed April 22.

AA Building & Wrecking, contractor for D Charles LLC. Demolish an existing single-family residence at 223 Wormwood Road, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $13,500. Filed April 20.

Bear Paw Builders Inc., Westport, contractor for Peter W. Gaboriault. Construct a new single-family residence at 11 Parish Road, Wilton. Estimated cost: $690,460. Filed April 5.

R & F Services, Trumbull, contractor for Watermark at 3030. Renovate the interior of an existing commercial space at 3030 Park Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $24,000. Filed April 20.

Abbey Tent, Fairfield, contractor for self. Add a temporary tent to a property for a special event at 395 Danbury Road, Wilton. Estimated cost: $8,000. Filed March 31.

Benchmark Builders LLC, Wilton, contractor for Shelley S. Dempsey. Perform residential alterations to an existing single-family residence at 82 Deforest Road, Wilton. Estimated cost: $72,500. Filed March 31.

Richards Corp., Terryville, contractor for ASML US Inc. Perform commercial alterations at 77 Danbury Road, Wilton. Estimated cost: $975,000. Filed March 24.

Advanced Roofing Company Inc., Wilton, contractor for Keith G. DeAngelis and Jessica E. DeAngelis. Perform minor renovations to an existing single-family residence at 110 Cedar Road, Wilton. Estimated cost: $18,000. Filed March 31.

Clogg, David, contractor for Dolan Properties LLC. Remodel the interior of an existing commercial space at 2131 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $7,500. Filed April 11.

Epifano Builders, Milford, contractor for Discovery Museum. Add partition walls to an existing commercial space at 4450 Park Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $4,000. Filed April 22.

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.

Bartholet, Charles, South Salem, N.Y., contractor for Jordan T. Sullivan and Susan D. Sullivan. Perform minor renovations to an existing singlefamily residence at 84 Thunder Lake Road, Wilton. Estimated cost: $11,000. Filed April 15.

Premier Exterior, Bridgeport, contractor for Richard Camarano. Add siding to an existing commercial space at 1098-1100 State St., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $2,200. Filed April 18.

Acme Sign Co., contractor for 600 Summer LP. Install a freestanding sign on the property of an existing commercial space at 600 Summer St., Stamford. Estimated cost: $5,000. Filed between April 18 and April 22.

BN Maheih, Trumbull, contractor for North Coffee House. Renovate the interior of an existing commercial space at 529 North Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $15,000. Filed April 20.

A-1 Siding + Windows LLC, contractor for Inspirica Inc. Remove the old railing and install new railings on an multifamily residence at 20 Woodland Place, Stamford. Estimated cost: $42,240. Filed between April 18 and April 22.

Cecy Gillen Designs LLC, contractor for Donald H. Hall, et al. Renovate the kitchen in a condominium at 20 Fourth St., Unit 1720, Stamford. Estimated cost: $20,000. Filed between April 18 and April 22.

S & Z Home Improvement LLC, contractor for Kleban Holding Company II. Perform a fit-up to the lower level of an insurance agency at 1177 Post Road, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $12,000. Filed April 22. San Signs & Awnings, contractor for Waterfront Office Building Ltd. Partnership. Add an awning to an existing commercial space at 68 Southfield Ave., Stamford. Estimated cost: $5,000. Filed between April 18 and April 22. Seventy 2 Cummings Point Road LLC, Stamford, contractor for self. Install a temporary tent on the property of an existing commercial space for a special event at 72 Cummings Point Road, Stamford. Estimated cost: $14,000. Filed between April 18 and April 22.

Akbar, Ali, Bridgeport, contractor for self. Add roofs to the front porch of an existing single-family residence at 1039-1041 Hancock Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $2,500. Filed April 20. All Seasons Quality Home Improvement, contractor for Peter DeMartini. Strip and reroof an existing single-family residence at 300 Godfrey Road, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $6,900. Filed April 11.

Better Built Basements LLC, contractor for Gregory S. Bloom and Katherine Bloom. Finish the basement in an existing single-family residence for an exercise room at 2550 Sturges Highway, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $32,000. Filed April 15. Bhagia, Kavita and Mahirwan Bhagia, Weston, contractor for self. Convert a three-season porch to an interior room at 119 Old Hyde Road, Weston. Estimated cost: $13,262. Filed April 7. Bishop, Jeff, Easton, contractor for self. Install a tank in an existing single-family residence at 11 Birch Drive, Easton. Estimated cost: $2,100. Filed April 2016.

Alpha Pools Patio & Garden, Norwalk, contractor for Jason Freidman and Linda Freidman. Add a swimming pool to an existing single-family residence at 168 Linden Tree Road, Wilton. Estimated cost: $80,000. Filed April 5.

Blum, Jeremy R., contractor for Seth Cohen and Sheryl Pillo. Add an inground pool to the property of an existing single-family residence at 208 Papermill Lane, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $20,000. Filed April 18.

Erdo, Ddaniel Z., contractor for Rivcan Associates LLC. Construct two partitions to create an office in an existing commercial space at 1063 Hope St., Stamford. Estimated cost: $3,500. Filed between April 18 and April 22.

United Cleaning, Middlefield, contractor for Raleigh Persuad. Rebuild the roof on an existing commercial space at 3110 E. Main St., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $100,000. Filed April 22.

Anatolia Construction LLC, contractor for Robert J. Welch. Add a one-story addition to a portion of the deck to expand a kitchen at 60 Woody Lane, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $50,410. Filed April 12.

Bock, Jackie, Easton, contractor for self. Install temporary tents on the property of an existing single-family residence for a special event at 45 Westport Road, Easton. Estimated cost: $1,300. Filed April 2016.

Fiordaliza, Ramirez, Stamford, contractor for self. Add lighting and paint to an existing commercial space at 25 Main St., Stamford. Estimated cost: $1,000. Filed between April 18 and April 22.

Washington Coffee House, Trumbull, contractor for Washington Coffee House. Renovate the interior of an existing commercial space at 280 Washington Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $15,000. Filed April 20.

Anthony M. Baldino Custom Homes, contractor for Cedar Homes LLC. Finish the basement in an existing single-family residence at 114 Denise Terrace, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $18,000. Filed April 14.

Bond-Bilt Garages Inc., contractor for Leslie A. Arcesi. Add a one-car detached garage to the property of an existing single-family residence at 738 Reef Road, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $18,000. Filed April 15.

Liang, Katherine, Bridgeport, contractor for self. Renovate the interior and exterior of an existing commercial space at 2056 Main St., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $14,700. Filed April 19.

RESIDENTIAL

Badowski, Rosanne, Easton, contractor for self. Construct a one-story single-family residence with three bedrooms, four bathrooms and an attached three-car garage at 168 Far Horizon Drive, Easton. Estimated cost: $432,580. Filed April 2016.

Bugaj Contractors Co. LLC, contractor for Richard Edward Ferrari. Remodel the kitchen, family room and master bathroom in an existing single-family residence at 153 Figlar Ave., Fairfield. Estimated cost: $70,000. Filed April 20.

Banks Brothers Services Inc., contractor for The Property Group. Replace the decking and railing on a condominium unit at 123-307 Harbor Drive, Unit 240, Stamford. Estimated cost: $40,000. Filed between April 18 and April 22.

Butler, Michael, contractor for NMA Associates LLC. Construct a two and one-half one-family dwelling with a new landing and stairs at 1001 Fairfield Beach Road, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $105,000. Filed April 14.

Perfection & Advanced Drywall, Bridgeport, contractor for Wilton River Park 1688 LLC. Perform commercial alterations at 5 River Road, Wilton. Estimated cost: $70,000. Filed April 7.

199 Harriet LLC, Bridgeport, contractor for self. Alter the interior of an existing single-family residence at 51 Fifth St., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $5,000. Filed April 19. 41 Hope Nascimento LLC, contractor for self. Remove the kitchen cabinets in a condominium unit at 41 Hope St., Unit 16D, Stamford. Estimated cost: $12,600. Filed between April 18 and April 22.

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AMERICARES MEDICAL AID ARRIVES IN ECUADOR Stamford-based AmeriCares — an international, nonprofit disaster-relief organization — delivered three tons of medicine and medical supplies to Ecuador. The shipment, valued at nearly $1.8 million, helped resupply facilities damaged by the 7.8-mag-

nitude earthquake, April 16. To date, 660 people have died and more than 30,000 survivors have sought medical attention. To donate to AmeriCares International Disaster Relief Fund, visit americares. org/ecuador.

WWE WELCOMES LI TO TEAM Stamford-based World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) appointed Jay Li as vice president and general manager, Greater China, based in Shanghai. Li, a senior executive who has held multiple leadership roles in industries in China and the U.S., will report directly to Ed Wells, executive vice president, international. In

this newly created role, Li will lead WWE’s business development initiatives and daily operations in China and work in conjunction with government authorities and partners across all of WWE’s lines of business. Prior to joining, he served as general manager, China, for SkulllCandy Inc., an audio brand.

CONNECTICUT FOOD BANK WELCOMES NEW CEO The Connecticut Food Bank in Wallingford welcomed Bernard J. Beaudreau as its new CEO, effective Monday, May 16. Beaudreau brings nearly 40 years experience in human service work, including more than 20 years of leadership in food banking and hunger-related services at the state, national and international levels.

He most recently served as executive director of Serve Rhode Island, connecting thousands of volunteers with hundreds of nonprofits and schools in the state. Before joining Serve Rhode Island, he served as vice president of development for The Global FoodBanking Network in Chicago.

GOOD THINGS HAPPENING PALACE THEATRE RECOGNIZES RFR REALTY

150 STUDENTS TACKLE THE ‘STOCK MARKET’ More than 150 Fairfield County high school students competed in a stock market challenge, Thursday, April 28 at the Stamford Italian Center, hosted by Junior Achievement of Southwest Connecticut. The students were assembled into 42 teams and each team was issued $500,000 virtual cash to buy or sell shares in 26 public

companies. The mock trades were projected onto three screens that tracked stock prices, stock performance and graphs and illustrated school team names with portfolio values and rankings. The winning team, “King Investment Partners 9,” grew their virtual $500,000 to a net worth of $849,172.61 over the mock 60-day trading period.

STUDENTS CELEBRATE COLLEGE SIGNING DAY WITH FIRST LADY Stamford Dollars for Scholars, a nonprofit that provides scholarship assistance to high school graduates who live or attend high school in Stamford and who wish to pursue education beyond high school, sent 30 students to participate in National College Signing Day with the First Lady Michelle Obama, April 26 at the Harlem Armory in Harlem, N.Y. The day is a national tradition cel-

ebrating high school seniors who are continuing their education. The Stamford students were selected for the event, including five who overcame significant barriers to succeed: Sebastian Neufuss and Kiana Nowin of the Academy of Information Technology & Engineering, Katherine Martinez of Westhill High School and Ricardo Vivar and Nii Pobee of Stamford High School.

Michael Moran, executive director, Palace Theatre; Margaret Carlson of RFR Realty and award honoree; and

Michael Widland, chairman of the board, Palace Theatre. Stamford’s Palace Theatre recognized RFR Realty Inc. – a real estate investment, development and management firm with an office in Stamford – and Margaret Carlson, the firm’s director, with the Arts Ovation Award for their support of the theatre’s arts education initiatives. Carlson and the firm were rec-

ognized with the award during the annual gala, Spotlight Soiree, Thursday, March 31 at the Palace Theatre. The Arts Ovation Award is given annually to a corporation or individual that has shown outstanding philanthropic support to the theatre. The gala raised more than $200,000.

DRESS FOR SUCCESS HOSTS BENEFIT Dress for Success Mid-Fairfield County, the local arm of an organization that provides a network of support, professional attire and development tools to help women succeed, is hosting its annual benefit, “Toast to Success,” May 18, 5:30-8 p.m. at The Westport Inn, 1595 Post Road East, Westport. The benefit is to raise awareness of the challenges facing low-income women and

the role that fashion can play in building confidence and overcoming the obstacles of unemployment. The event will include a fashion show featuring selections from Talbots and Darien Sports Shop with Connecticut television personalities Kylee Knoles of News12 and Joceyln Maminta of WTNH Channel 8 News on the runway. For tickets, visit dressforsuccess.org/midfairfieldcounty.

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HAYES SELECTED AS NATIONAL TEACHER OF THE YEAR Jahana Hayes, a 2014 alumna of the University of Bridgeport School of Education, was named the 2016 National Teacher of the Year (NYOT) by the Council of Chief State School Officers for her ability to inspire at-risk students to break through the bounds of poverty and seize academic and civic opportunities. Hayes was honored by President Obama at the White House, May 3, and will spend the year traveling nationally and internationally to advocate on behalf of educators and students. The NTOY Program began

15TH ANNUAL BUSINESS TO BOOKS READ-A-THON

DATES MAY 9

Ridgefield Playhouse is presenting folk musician Arlo Gutherie in a performance commemorating the 50th anniversary of the event that inspired the storytelling song, “Alice’s Restaurant Massacre,” 8 p.m., 80 E. Ridge Road, Ridgefield. For more, call the box office at 203-438-9795.

MAY 10 Jahana Hayes

in 1952 and focuses public attention on excellence in teaching.

THE BRUCE’S 29TH ANNUAL RENAISSANCE BALL

George Schott of Legg Mason reads to kindergarten students at Westover Magnet Elementary School.

United Way of Western Connecticut (UWWC) – an organization that helps residents across Northern Fairfield County, Southern Litchfield County and the city of Stamford by focusing on education, income and health – and the Stamford Early Childhood Collaborative, brought the annual Business to Books Read-a-thon to all 12 Stamford elementary schools this year. Business to Books, an initiative launched in 2002, strives to promote

literacy and enhance public education by increasing volunteerism in schools. The following companies visited Stamford elementary schools in late April and early May and read to a total of 2,800 children: Deloitte, GE, Greenwich Associates, Holland & Knight, Legg Mason, NBCUniversal, Nestlé Waters North America, Pitney Bowes, Preferred Brands International, Shipman & Goodwin, Starwood Hotels, U.S. Trust and Xerox.

NCHC ANNOUNCES MODERN HOUSE DAY TOUR

Ridgefield Playhouse is presenting singer-songwriter John Hiatt for an acoustic performance, 8 p.m., 80 E. Ridge Road, Ridgefield. For more, call the box office at 203-438-9795. SCORE Fairfield County and Paychex are presenting “FLSA and Other Regulations that Could Cost Your Business,” a complimentary seminar, 10:15 a.m. to noon, Norwalk Public Library, 1 Belden Av.e, Norwalk. Check-in begins 10 a.m. SCORE Fairfield County in partnership with First County Bank and cosponsor the Darien Library, is also presenting “How to Develop a Business Plan in Six Easy Steps,” a complimentary small-business workshop featuring John Harmon, managing director of Adulant Consulting Services, as guest speaker, 6-8 p.m., Darien Library, 1441 Post Road, Darien. Check-in begins 5:30 p.m. For more, visit scorefairfieldcounty.org.

MAY 11

Photograph courtesy Robert Gregson.

The New Canaan Historical Society (NCHS) announced that its signature event, Modern House Day Tour + Symposium, titled “Modern: A Way of Thinking,” is being held Saturday, May 14, featuring homes designed and renovated by Philip Johnson, John Black Lee, Elliot Noyes, Hariri & Hariri, Kengo Kuma and others. The program begins 8:30 a.m. with Sachiko and Lawrence Goodman, honorees.

Greenwich’s Bruce Museum is hosting its 29th annual Renaissance Ball at the Greenwich Country Club, May 14, 6:30-11:30 p.m., 19 Doubling Road, Greenwich. The evening will honor Sachiko and Lawrence Goodman for their commitment, leadership and generosity to the museum. Entertainment includes music by Starlight

Orchestra Band, casino tables, a martini bar, a photo booth and auctions. Ball co-chairwomen include Felicity Kostakis and Kamie Lightburn and Tash Perrin of Christie’s will oversee the live auction, which includes jewelry, vacations and shopping opportunities. For tickets, visit renaissanceball2016.eventbrite.com.

check-in and a continental breakfast at Grace Farms, 365 Lukes Wood Road in New Canaan. The program then kicks off with a symposium 9:45 a.m., followed by guided tours of Grace Farms and visits to modern homes throughout New Canaan, concluding with a cocktail party at Grace Farms, 5-7 p.m. For tickets, visit nchistory.org.

GREENWICH CHAMBER’S BUSINESS AND CULINARY SHOWCASE The Greenwich Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual business and culinary showcase, the chamber’s largest networking event of the year, at Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, April 27. The event attracted nearly 500 attendees who sampled culinary delights provided by food and wine vendors. From left, Kendra Farn, guest emcee, and Marcia O’Kane, chamber president. For more, visit greenwichchamber.org.

SCORE Fairfield County and cosponsor the Westport Library are presenting “Equity Crowdfunding Under the New SEC Rules: Is it Right for Your Business?” a complimentary small-business workshop featuring Cliff Ennico, former host of “MoneyHunt,” as guest speaker, 6-8 p.m., Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road, Westport. For more, visit scorefairfieldcounty.org.

MAY 12 Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is hosting its opening reception for “Demolish or Preserve: The 1960s at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion,” an exhibition curated by Kathleen Bennewitz to explore the 1960s, 5:30-7:30 p.m., 295 West Ave., Norwalk. For more, visit lockwoodmathewsmansion.com.

MAY 14 Stepping Stones Museum for Children is featuring its Comic Book Celebration, an afternoon of comicinspired games and activities with the Youth Enrichment at Stepping Stones, noon to 2 p.m., 303 West Ave., Norwalk. For more, visit steppingstonesmuseum.org.

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FACTS Carlo, Amanda and Coppola Carlo, Wilton, contractor for self. Construct a new single-family residence at 54 Warncke Road, Wilton. Estimated cost: $798,950. Filed April 13.

Fogarty, Gerald, Easton, contractor for self. Strip and reroof an existing single-family residence at 18 Chester Road, Easton. Estimated cost: $5,000. Filed April 2016.

Carrasco, Luisa, Bridgeport, contractor for self. Strip and reroof an existing single-family residence at 105 Glendale Ave., Bridgeport. Estimates cost: $6,500. Filed April 19.

Fry, Barbara, Easton, contractor for self. Remove and replace the oil tanks on the property of an existing singlefamily residence at 419 N. Park Ave., Easton. Estimated cost: $2,495. Filed April 2016.

Church, Jesse Lee, Easton, contractor for self. Reroof a church at 25 Flat Rock Road, Easton. Estimated cost: $35,000. Filed April 2016. Concrete Superstructures Inc., contractor for Stamford Phase Four JV LLC. Construct a sidewalk shed at 1011 Washington Blvd., Stamford. Estimated cost: $10,000. Filed between April 18 and April 22. Connecticut Deck Design Inc., contractor for Michael Deweger, et al. Construct a new two-level deck on the property of an existing singlefamily residence at 26 Arnold Drive, Stamford. Estimated cost: $28,000. Filed between April 18 and April 22. Construction Concepts 2000 LLC, contractor for Cheryl L. Sonick. Add a two-story garage for cars to the property of an existing single-family residence at 280 Saspequan Road, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $38,000. Filed April 21. Corasaiti, Brian, Bridgeport, contractor for self. Strip and reroof an existing single-family residence at 1032 Laurel Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $11,000. Filed April 19. Crouse, Paul R., contractor for Lorraine Indiveri. Remodel the kitchen in an existing single-family residence at 144 Stillson Road, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $10,000. Filed April 13. CRS Lakeside Hill LLC, Greenwich, contractor for Kenneth J. Benvenuto. Perform minor renovations to an existing single-family residence at 129 Skunk Lane, Wilton. Estimated cost: $40,000. Filed March 24.

Galvin Pools and Backyard Paradise LLC, contractor for Kenneth G. Anderson, et al. Add an aboveground pool to the property of an existing single-family residence at 37 Prudence Drive, Stamford. Estimated cost: $6,000. Filed between April 18 and April 22. Gedney, John C., contractor for Michael B. Dryden and Tammy Dryden. Add an in-ground pool with a spa to an existing single-family residence at 5147 Congress St., Fairfield. Estimated cost: $200,000. Filed April 18. Goldblatt, Elana and Robert Goldblatt, Weston, contractor for self. Add a new deck to an existing singlefamily residence at 66 Old Mill Road, Weston. Estimated cost: $32,000. Filed April 7. Great Additions Remodeling LLC, contractor for Martin Laura Casale, et al. Construct a master bedroom over the second floor of an existing singlefamily residence at 30 Pellom Place, Stamford. Estimated cost: $31,000. Filed between April 18 and April 22. Grosso, Mike, contractor for Samuel S. Hamilton. Extend the bathroom and bedroom at 85 Putting Green Road, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $31,000. Filed April 14. Harpswell Builders LLC, Redding, contractor for Jennifer M. Driscoll and Gregory Driscoll. Perform minor renovations to an existing singlefamily residence at 14 Appletree Lane, Wilton. Estimated cost: $13,500. Filed March 30.

DiMattio, Christopher, Wilton, contractor for self. Perform minor renovations to an existing single-family residence at 42 New St., Wilton. Estimated cost: $9,000. Filed March 31.

Harpswell Builders LLC, Redding, contractor for Christopher J. Kelly and Mary M. Kelly. Perform residential alterations to an existing single-family residence at 46 Rockhouse Road, Wilton. Estimated cost: $16,000. Filed April 7.

Dunsby, Adam, Easton, contractor for self. Repair the barn on the property of an existing single-family residence at 65 Redding Road, Easton. Estimated cost: $19,000. Filed April 2016.

Haupton, Amy, Easton, contractor for self. Add a kitchen, laundry, sunroom and mudroom to an existing single-family residence at 40 Lobdell Lane, Easton. Estimated cost: $130,000. Filed April 2016.

Durant Tents, Danbury, contractor for Connecticut Zoo. Add temporary tents to the property of an existing single-family residence for a special event at 1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $0. Filed April 21.

He, Yequin, Weston, contractor for self. Refinish the basement in an existing single-family residence at 48 Briar Oak Drive, Weston. Estimated cost: $50,000. Filed April 11.

Evans, Jim, Easton, contractor for self. Remove a tank from an existing single-family residence at 60 Weathervane Drive, Easton. Estimated cost: $1,300. Filed April 2016.

Iacono, Bruno, contractor for Tyler A. Hathaway and Kristin Hathaway. Replace the in-ground pool in an existing single-family residence at 207 Sasco River Lane, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $75,000. Filed April 20.

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Irenusz, Tarnacki, Fairfield, contractor for John Foster. Remove the roof sheathing on an existing singlefamily residence at 166 Grovers Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $16,100. Filed April 20.

Lombardi, Gaetano, et al., Stamford, contractor for self. Enclose the back porch on an existing two-family residence at 19 Ponus Ave., Stamford. Estimated cost: $3,000. Filed between April 18 and April 22.

J & M Construction & Son LLC, contractor for Amy E. Donohue. Remodel the kitchen in an existing single-family residence at 79 Barlow Road, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $15,000. Filed April 22.

Lombardo Building, Trumbull, contractor for 331 Ellsworth St. LLC. Renovate a two-family residence at 331 Ellsworth St., Bridgeport. Estimates cost: $17,000. Filed April 18.

Joseph, Shoy A., Wilton, contractor for self. Perform residential alterations to an existing single-family residence at 19 Heather Lane, Wilton. Estimated cost: $200,000. Filed April 18. K V Construction LLC, Stamford, contractor for Elena Scyheva and Glatt Craig. Perform residential alterations to an existing single-family residence at 26 McFadden Drive, Wilton. Estimated cost: $22,000. Filed April 18. Kerigan’s Roofing Inc., contractor for Kareem Adeeb and Ghada Adeeb. Strip and reroof an existing singlefamily residence at 71 Old Farm Road, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $17,000. Filed April 14. KMG Landscape LLC, Wilton, contractor for Matthew McGoldrick. Add a swimming pool to an existing single-family residence at 194 Thunder Lake Road, Wilton. Estimated cost: $20,000. Filed April 13. Knight & Grabowski Construction LLC, contractor for Stephen P. Grabowski. Relocate the powder room, basement stairs and enlarge the dining room in an existing single-family residence at 20 Ocean Drive East, Stamford. Estimated cost: $42,000. Filed between April 18 and April 22. Kurian, Karen and Richard Kurian, Weston, contractor for self. Remodel two bathrooms on the second floor of an existing single-family residence at 63 Pheasant Hill Road, Weston. Estimated cost: $30,000. Filed March 24. L & L Builders & Fine Carpentry, contractor for Mark D. Pflug and Laura L. Pflug. Remodel the kitchen and add bathrooms to an existing single-family residence at 340 Collingwood Ave., Fairfield. Estimated cost: $190,000. Filed April 21. Lecla Home Improvement LLC, contractor for Anthony Mio and Carmina Mio. Strip and reroof an existing single-family residence at 68 Church Hill Road, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $22,200. Filed April 22. Lee, Parker, Easton, contractor for self. Add a new patio fence liner to an existing single-family residence at 36 Ballwall Road, Easton. Estimated cost: $30,000. Filed April 2016. Lello, Albert, Easton, contractor for self. Add an in-ground pool to the property of an existing single-family residence at 133 Center Road, Easton. Estimated cost: $30,000. Filed April 2016.

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Lynch, John R., Wilton, contractor for self. Perform minor renovations to an existing single-family residence at 40 Black Adler Lane, Wilton. Estimated cost: $15,000. Filed April 21. Lyons, John P., et al., Stamford, contractor for self. Update the permit for an existing single-family residence at 54 Clifford Ave., Stamford. Estimated cost: $300. Filed between April 18 and April 22. M Castle Construction LLC, contractor for Joseph A. Tedesco, et al. Replace the deck, framing and railing in an existing single-family residence at 95 Intervale Road, Unit 28, Stamford. Estimated cost: $15,000. Filed between April 18 and April 22. M. Castle Construction LLC, Norwalk, contractor for Richard A. Ray and Kerry O. Ray. Perform residential alterations to an existing single-family residence at 32 Graenest Ridge Road, Wilton. Estimated cost: $60,000. Filed April 18. Mandarino, Dino, et al., Stamford, contractor for self. Create a usable area at the porch site at 114 Frederick St., Stamford. Estimated cost: $2,000. Filed between April 18 and April 22. Mantz Construction, Bridgeport, contractor for Mary L. Ference. Pour the foundation to a new single-family residence at 414 Bronson Road, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $480,000. Filed April 21. Marr, Richard C., et al., Stamford, contractor for self. Remove the beams and sheetrock on an existing singlefamily residence at 291 Thunder Hill Drive, Stamford. Estimated cost: $20,000. Filed between April 18 and April 22. Martin, Brault, Easton, contractor for self. Install temporary tents on the property of an existing single-family residence for a special event at 64 Cedar Hill, Easton. Estimated cost: $1,100. Filed April 2016. McCauley, Suzanne and Thomas McCauley, Easton, contractor for self. Remodel the kitchen in an existing single-family residence at 49 Gate Ridge Road, Easton. Cost undisclosed. Filed April 2016. McKinney, Stewart B., Fairfield, contractor for self. Finish the space above the garage for two bedrooms at 103 Burroughs Road, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $3,000. Filed April 19.

McLevy Builders Inc., contractor for Sanddollar Development. Demolish an existing single-family residence at 524 Rowland Road, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $5,000. Filed April 15. Meehan and Ramos Pools LLC, contractor for Mary Ann Lucier, et al. Add a concrete pool to the property of an existing single-family residence at 354 Haig Ave., Stamford. Estimated cost: $42,000. Filed between April 18 and April 22. Micalizzi, Daren, Bridgeport, contractor for self. Build out the basement in an existing single-family residence at 74 Waller Road, Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $10,000. Filed April 22. Mike’s Custom Builders LLC, Norwalk, contractor for David C. Worley and Deborah Z. Worley. Perform minor renovations to an existing single-family residence at 20 Grey Rocks Road, Wilton. Estimated cost: $40,000. Filed April 5. Milton Construction LLC, contractor for Bryan Hanson and Amanda Hanson. Construct a new two and one-half story one-family dwelling with a finished attic, three vehicle carport and outdoor showers at 433 Fairfield Beach Road, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $825,000. Filed April 21. Molnar, Scott, Trumbull, contractor for 3M Investments LLC. Construct a new two and one-half story onefamily dwelling with a front porch, rear deck and two-car garage at 145 Brookside Drive, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $360,000. Filed April 18. Molnar, Scott, Trumbull, contractor for 3M Investments LLC. Construct a new two and one-half story onefamily dwelling with a front porch, rear deck and two-car garage at 153 Brookside Drive, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $380,000. Filed April 18. Moore, Taylor, contractor for Anthony R. Mazzarella. Strip and reroof an existing single-family residence at 696 Beach Road, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $7,500. Filed April 21. Negron, Osvaldo, Bridgeport, contractor for Carmen Montes. Strip and reroof an existing single-family residence at 14 DuPont Park, Bridgeport. Estimates cost: $4,000. Filed April 22. O’Hara, Elizabeth P., Wilton, contractor for self. Perform residential alterations to an existing single-family residence at 345 Mountain Road, Wilton. Estimated cost: $53,000. Filed April 18. O’Neil, Mary Pot and Daniel Connell, Easton, contractor for self. Renovate a kitchen, powder room and master bathroom in an existing single-family residence at 121 Wedgewood Drive, Easton. Cost undisclosed. Filed April 2016. Onza Carpentry LLC, Kent, contractor for Gregory Goldstein. Perform minor renovations to an existing single-family residence at 3 Church St., Wilton. Estimated cost: $60,000. Filed April 13.

Orjuela, Hernando, Bridgeport, contractor for self. Remove the basement apartment in an existing singlefamily residence at 320 Wayne St., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $2,500. Filed April 21. Pauten, Geene, Easton, contractor for self. Add an in-ground pool to the property of an existing single-family residence at 10 Burr St., Easton. Estimated cost: $62,000. Filed April 2016. Pauyat, Liz and Alan Pauyat, Easton, contractor for self. Add an in-ground pool to the property of an existing single-family residence at 45 Abbey Road, Easton. Estimated cost: $68,000. Filed April 2016. Petrucci Painting, contractor for Jayne Powers Ami. Add one-story for a full bath at 467 Wilson St., Fairfield. Estimated cost: $14,600. Filed April 19. Portanoun, Agneta, Bridgeport, contractor for Trefz. Renovate the interior and exterior of an existing single-family residence at 3700 Madison Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $6,000. Filed April 18. Posigen Connecticut LLC, contractor for Christopher G. Malloy. Add solar panels to the roof of an existing single-family residence at 38 Liberty St., Stamford. Estimated cost: $27,000. Filed between April 18 and April 22. Power Home Remodeling Group, Chester, Pa., contractor for Ignacio Perez. Perform minor renovations to an existing single-family residence at 98 Raymond Lane, Wilton. Estimated cost: $8,533. Filed April 5. Previs, Jaimee, Fairfield, contractor for self. Add a rear deck to an existing single-family residence at 474 Woodridge Ave., Fairfield. Estimated cost: $4,000. Filed April 15. Prime Building Services Inc., contractor for Debra Faizakoff. Renovate the kitchen, flooring, mudroom, dining room, living room and mudroom in an existing single-family residence at 123 East Lane, Stamford. Estimated cost: $90,850. Filed between April 18 and April 22. Prime-Tech Construction LLC, contractor for Jaroslaw Kokot. Add a two-car garage with a master suite and two bathrooms to an existing single-family residence at 66 Shady Lane, Stamford. Estimated cost: $85,000. Filed between April 18 and April 22. Pro Klean Cleaning and Restoration, North Haven, contractor for Anabel DeJesus. Alter the interior of an existing single-family residence at 389 Charles St., Bridgeport. Estimates cost: $15,000. Filed April 19. Property Renovations LLC, Fairfield, contractor for self. Enclose a screened porch in an existing singlefamily residence at 286 Roseville Terrace, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $3,000. Filed April 22.


FACTS Property Renovations LLC, contractor for self. Add a deck to an existing single-family residence at 286 Roseville Terrace, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $1,000. Filed April 18. Purepoint Energy LLC, contractor for Richard Daddario. Add solar panels to the roof of an existing singlefamily residence at 234 Homeland St., Fairfield. Estimated cost: $41,990. Filed April 22. Quality Masonry Inc., New Milford, contractor for Seeley Farm LLC. Add a swimming pool to an existing singlefamily residence at 105 Seeley Road, Wilton. Estimated cost: $52,000. Filed April 13. Quinn, Kevin J., et al., Stamford, contractor for self. Remodel the bathroom in an existing single-family residence at 58 Cambridge Road, Stamford. Estimated cost: $4,000. Filed between April 18 and April 22. R F K Development LLC, contractor for Ryan Wagner and Jennifer Wagner. Remove two bathrooms and add a full bathroom, laundry room and mudroom to an existing single-family residence at 348 Fairland Drive, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $5,000. Filed April 19. Ricon, Gladys, Bridgeport, contractor for self. Finish a basement in an existing single-family residence at 64 Redding Place, Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $500. Filed April 19. Rogers, Monica and Jon Rogers, Weston, contractor for self. Construct a new five-bedroom house at 229 Goodhill Road, Weston. Cost undisclosed. Filed April 12. Roissing, Deborah, Fairfield, contractor for self. Replace the shingles, windows and remodel the bathroom in an existing single-family residence at 45 Pope St., Fairfield. Estimated cost: $17,075. Filed April 19. Roman, Joni and Richard J. Roman, Weston, contractor for self. Finish the basement and exercise room in an existing single-family residence at 29 Laurel Lake East, Weston. Estimated cost: $40,000. Filed March 31. Ross, Jason, Bethel, contractor for Richard F. Creeth and Margaret A. Creeth. Add solar panels to the roof of an existing single-family residence at 250 Catalpa Road, Wilton. Estimated cost: $20,000. Filed April 5. Ruiz, Miguel, Weston, contractor for self. Open the kitchen and dining room in an existing single-family residence and build the laundry room at 23 W. Branch Road, Weston. Estimated cost: $21,800. Filed March 28. Sawyer Home Improvement, Monroe, contractor for John Skrinar and Jessica E. Skrinar. Perform residential alterations to an existing single-family residence at 193 Old Huckleberry Road, Wilton. Estimated cost: $165,000. Filed March 30.

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Schaeffer, Eugene J., Weston, contractor for self. Add a new family room to an existing single-family residence and renovate at 78 Treadwell Lane, Weston. Estimated cost: $32,300. Filed April 4.

Southern New England Window, contractor for Constantine Agortsas. Replace the windows on an existing single-family residence at 249 Wheeler Park Ave., Fairfield. Estimated cost: $7,372. Filed April 21.

Scotnik, Ed, Easton, contractor for self. Remove a tank from an existing single-family residence at 273 Center Road, Easton. Estimated cost: $475. Filed April 2016.

Southern New England Window, contractor for Susan M. Callahan. Replace the windows on an existing single-family residence at 42 Cranston St., Fairfield. Estimated cost: $13,371. Filed April 21.

Sears, Longwood, Fla., contractor for Hope Butler. Remodel the bathroom in an existing single-family residence at 136 Clearview Drive, Bridgeport. Estimates cost: $10,500. Filed April 21. Shieh, Lillian J., Fairfield, contractor for self. Enclose the breezeway in an existing single-family residence at 899 Jennings Road, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $7,000. Filed April 13. Smishore, Wilton, contractor for self. Perform residential alterations to an existing single-family residence at 27 Hanford Lane, Wilton. Estimated cost: $8,000. Filed March 23. Smith, Michael, Bridgeport, contractor for self. Add a dormer to the third floor of an existing single-family residence at 252-254 Bronx Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $6,000. Filed April 22. Solar City, Rocky Hill, contractor for William J. Parisi and Marietta Parisi. Add solar panels to the roof of an existing single-family residence at 80 Canterbury Lane, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $4,216. Filed April 22. Solar City, Rocky Hill, contractor for Marisa Love and Roy Minton. Add solar panels to the roof of an existing single-family residence at 60 Rolling Hills Drive, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $2,566. Filed April 15. Solar City, Milford, contractor for Mario Volante. Add solar panels to the roof of an existing single-family residence at 66 Peet St., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $4,949. Filed April 19. Southern New England Window, contractor for Carol P. Duggan. Replace the windows on an existing single-family residence at 1660 Round Hill Road, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $11,900. Filed April 21. Southern New England Window, contractor for Paul K. Keblish and Tracy R. Keblish. Replace one patio door on an existing single-family residence at 1615 Cross Highway, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $4,427. Filed April 21. Southern New England Window, contractor for Paul Anthony Dodder. Replace the windows on an existing single-family residence at 85 Dogwood Lane, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $5,594. Filed April 21. Southern New England Window, contractor for William E. Komenda. Replace the windows on an existing single-family residence at 449 Woodridge Ave., Fairfield. Estimated cost: $8,180. Filed April 21.

Spa Inc., contractor for 47 Sasapequan Road LLC. Remove the dwelling and rebuild a new two story dwelling with a front porch, rear deck and two car garage at 47 Sasapequan Road, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $270,000. Filed April 14. Stephen, Lindsey, Easton, contractor for self. Relocate a fence on an existing single-family residence at 163 Redding Place, Easton. Estimated cost: $6,000. Filed April 2016. Stern, Gloria B. and Peter C. Stern, Fairfeld, contractor for self. Elevate a two-story single-family dwelling with a new landing and stairs at 657 Rowland Road, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $90,000. Filed April 19. Stevens, Sam, contractor for Christian Rasmussen. Strip and reroof an existing single-family residence at 80 Steward Hill Circle, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $34,600. Filed April 18. Strumingher, Eric, Weston, contractor for self. Renovate the basement and two rooms in an existing single-family residence at 26 Silver Ridge Common, Weston. Estimated cost: $12,000. Filed April 5. Sturges Brothers Inc., Ridgefield, contractor for homeowner. Add a family room, laundry room and master suite to an existing singlefamily residence at 89 Norfield Road, Weston. Estimated cost: $400,000. Filed March 24. Sturges Brothers Inc., Ridgefield, contractor for homeowner. Add a one-bay garage to an existing singlefamily residence to make a three-car garage at 89 Norfield Road, Weston. Estimated cost: $20,000. Filed April 7. Suchy, John J., Wilton, contractor for self. Perform minor renovations to an existing single-family residence at 6 Sugarbush Court, Wilton. Estimated cost: $8,000. Filed April 5. Sunset Holdings LLC, Stamford, contractor for self. Build a new singlefamily residence at 188 Dogwood Lane, Stamford. Estimated cost: $1 million. Filed between April 18 and April 22. Tallman Building Co., contractor for Carlos Perez. Remodel two full baths and replace the kitchen cabinets in an existing single-family residence at 1040 Hulls Farm Road, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $85,000. Filed April 20.

FIGURES THD at Home Services Inc., Shrewsbury, Mass., contractor for Ronald S. Breakstone, et al. Replace the windows on an existing singlefamily residence at 56 Guinea Road, Stamford. Estimated cost: $670. Filed between April 18 and April 22. THD at Home Services Inc., Shrewsbury, Mass., contractor for Michael Siegel, et al. Replace the windows on an existing single-family residence at 147 Berrian Road, Stamford. Estimated cost: $2,900. Filed between April 18 and April 22. THD at Home Services Inc., Shrewsbury, Mass., contractor for Justin Warshowsky, et al. Replace the windows on an existing single-family residence at 160 W. Haviland Lane, Stamford. Estimated cost: $4,250. Filed between April 18 and April 22. THD at Home Services Inc., Shrewsbury, Mass., contractor for Angela M. Cadavid, et al. Replace the windows on an existing single-family residence at 52 Dora St., Stamford. Estimated cost: $18,000. Filed between April 18 and April 22. THD at Home Services Inc., Shrewsbury, Mass., contractor for John J. Wall, et al. Replace the windows on an existing single-family residence at 114 Courland Hill St., Stamford. Estimated cost: $6,710. Filed between April 18 and April 22. THD at Home Services Inc., Shrewsbury, Mass., contractor for Jason A. White, et al. Strip and reroof an existing single-family residence at 54 Courtland Hill St., Stamford. Estimated cost: $6,645. Filed between April 18 and April 22. THD at Home Services Inc., Atlanta, Ga., contractor for James W. Cooper and Vicki K. Cooper. Perform minor renovations to an existing single-family residence at 48 Old Driftway, Wilton. Estimated cost: $13,810. Filed April 7. The Greenwich Tent Co., Bridgeport, contractor for Robert Christopher. Add temporary tents to the property of an existing single-family residence for a special event at 96 Pembroke St., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $31,635. Filed April 19. The Installation Co., Bridgeport, contractor for Fairfield Avenue Bridgeport LLC. Fit-out the interior on the second floor of an existing singlefamily residence at 1720 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $3,500. Filed April 20. Tiago Building Group LLC, contractor for Michelle Johnson and Andrew Johnson. Remodel the kitchen, family room and bathrooms in an existing single-family residence at 219 Barlow Road, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $37,000. Filed April 18. Tide Mill Restoration LLC, contractor for David Franklin Garrell. Finish the third floor in an existing single-family residence at 1355 Fairfield Beach Road, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $9,000. Filed April 20.

Trinity Heating & Air Inc., contractor for Kenneth P. Placko. Add solar panels to the roof of an existing single-family residence at 124 Eastfield Drive, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $2,162. Filed April 12. Trinity Solar, Cheshire, contractor for Awilda Pene. Add solar panels to the roof of an existing single-family residence at 465-469 Hawley Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $1,400. Filed April 22. United Cleaning & Restoration LLC, contractor for Raul M. Camino, et al. Strip and reroof an existing single-family residence at 187 West Ave., Unit 1, Stamford. Estimated cost: $2,500. Filed between April 18 and April 22. Villwell Builders I LLC, Wolcott, contractor for Bank of America. Strip and reroof an existing single-family residence at 631 W. Taft Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $8,000. Filed April 20. Vivian, Wesson, Weston, contractor for self. Renovate the master bathroom in an existing single-family residence at 256 Georgetown Road, Weston. Estimated cost: $33,000. Filed March 28. Vivint Solar Developer LLC, contractor for Stephen P. McNamara. Add solar panels to the roof of an existing single-family residence at 1271 S. Pine Creek, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $3,546. Filed April 13. Voytovich, Dmytro, Weston, contractor for self. Enclose the porch in an existing single-family residence at 23 Mountain View Drive, Weston. Estimated cost: $200,000. Filed March 23. Weatherite Systems LLC, Prospect, contractor for self. Perform minor renovations to an existing single-family residence at Village Walk, Wilton. Estimated cost: $26,820. Filed April 7. Wenzel, Elizabeth, Easton, contractor for self. Replace a deck on an existing single-family residence at 39 Flat Rock Drive, Easton. Estimated cost: $15,810. Filed April 2016. White Home Products Inc., Stratford, contractor for Robert A. Herlinger. Strip and reroof an existing single-family residence at 215 Curtis Terrace, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $19,000. Filed April 13. White Home Products Inc., Stratford, contractor for John J. Robaczynshki, et al. Strip and reroof an existing single-family residence at 1679 North St., Fairfield. Estimated cost: $14,000. Filed April 13.

Wood, David, Southbury, contractor for Josina Gaus. Add solar panels to the roof of an existing single-family residence at 61 Coley Road, Wilton. Estimated cost: $16,000. Filed April 21. Wood, David, Southbury, contractor for Joshua Kesselman and Sharon Kesselman. Add solar panels to the roof of an existing single-family residence at 241 Catalpa Road, Wilton. Estimated cost: $19,000. Filed April 21. Wood, David, Southbury, contractor for Alison Kline Smith and Mark K. Smith. Add solar panels to the roof of an existing single-family residence at 45 Quail Ridge, Wilton. Estimated cost: $20,000. Filed April 21. Yanes Home Improvement LLC, contractor for Lawrence Fenster. Remove the deck and construct a new deck on an existing single-family residence at 165 Dolphin Cove Quay, Stamford. Estimated cost: $15,000. Filed between April 18 and April 22. Zacharias and Company, Seymour, contractor for Noble Estates LLC. Add fire doors to an existing single-family residence at 1204 Noble Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $100,000. Filed April 18. Zacharias and Company, Seymour, contractor for Noble Estates LLC. Renovate a kitchen, bathroom and window in an existing single-family residence at 574 Hawley Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $18,000. Filed April 18.

COURT CASES The following court cases represent the allegations made by plaintiffs in the initial filings of civil lawsuits, and do not represent legally binding judgments made by the courts.

BRIDGEPORT SUPERIOR COURT Arbella Indemnity Insurance Co., et al., Hartford. Filed by Sandra Barrett-Crowel, Stratford. Plaintiff’s attorney: Carter Mario Injury Lawyers, North Haven. Action: The plaintiff has brought this motor vehicle suit against the defendants alleging that she 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 her injuries are the legal responsibilities of her insurance company, the defendants. The plaintiff claims monetary relief and such other and further relief as the court deems appropriate. Case no. FBT-cv16-6056307-S. Filed April 19.

Wood, David, Southport, contractor for Tord Per Onerud. Add solar panels to the roof of an existing single-family residence at 286 Millstone Road, Wilton. Estimated cost: $30,000. Filed April 13.

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FACTS Family Care Visiting Nurse & Home Care Agency LLC, Trumbull. Filed by Anne Aldinger, Groton. Plaintiff’s attorney: Cicchiello & Cicchiello, Hartford. Action: The plaintiff has brought this improper firing suit against the defendant alleging that she had been fired for insisting that the defendant administer tuberculin tests to the nurses to be in compliance with the laws. As a result she suffers financial loss and legal fees. The plaintiff claims monetary damages, punitive damages, front pay, attorney’s fees and costs and such other and further relief as the court deems necessary and proper. Case no. FBT-cv16-6056361-S. Filed April 22.

Gus & G Construction Inc., Yonkers, N.Y. Filed by James E. Romano, Stratford. Plaintiff’s attorney: Cotter, Cotter & Mullins LLC, Trumbull. Action: The plaintiff has brought this personal injury suit against the defendant alleging that he suffered injuries in an accident caused by the defendant. This accident was allegedly caused by the defendant’s employee who broke a cast iron steam boiler where it was unsafe to do so. As a result, a piece of the cast iron broke free from the boiler and struck the plaintiff. The plaintiff claims monetary damages in excess of $15,000, interest, costs and such other relief as the court deems equitable. Case no. FBT-cv16-6056362-S. Filed April 22.

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Progressive Casualty Insurance Co., Bridgeport. Filed by Juliet L. Phang, Hartford. Plaintiff’s attorney: Miller, Rosnick, D’Amico, August & Butler PC, Bridgeport. Action: The plaintiff has brought this motor vehicle suit against the defendant alleging that she 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 her injuries are the legal responsibilities of her insurance company, the defendant. The plaintiff claims compensatory damages, double or treble damages and any and all remedies which in law or equity may appertain. Case no. FBT-cv16-6056288-S. Filed April 19.

Geico General Insurance Co., Hartford. Filed by David Bernardo, Bridgeport. Plaintiff’s attorney: Miller, Rosnick, D’Amico, August & Butler PC, Bridgeport. 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 money damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interests and costs and such other and further relief as to which the plaintiff is entitled to. Case no. FBT-cv16-6056284-S. Filed April 19.

Jewish Community Center Inc., et al., Stamford. Filed by Jennifer Mihok, Stamford. Plaintiff’s attorney: Ottomano & Johnson LLC, Westport. Action: The plaintiff has brought this personal injury suit against the defendants alleging that she slipped on an icy surface owned by the defendants and sustained injury. This icy condition was allegedly allowed to exist due to the negligence of the defendants and their employees in that they failed to use reasonable care to see that the premises were maintained. The plaintiff claims monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs. Case no. FBT-cv16-6056344-S. Filed April 21.

St. Michael The Archangel Church, et al., Bridgeport. Filed by Alicja Rowinska, Bridgeport. Plaintiff’s attorney: The Upton Law Firm LLC. Action: The plaintiff has brought this personal injury suit against the defendants alleging that she slipped on stairs owned by the defendants and sustained injury. This icy condition was allegedly allowed to exist due to the negligence of the defendants and their employees in that they failed to provide handrails for the plaintiff. The plaintiff claims monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs. Case no. FBT-cv16-6056353-S. Filed April 21.

Grade A Shoprite of Fairfield LLC, Hartford. Filed by Pamela Griffin, Bridgeport. Plaintiff’s attorney: De Lucia & Levine LLC, Bridgeport. Action: The plaintiff has brought this personal injury suit against the defendant alleging that she suffered injuries in an accident caused by the defendant. This accident was allegedly caused by the defendant by having one of its employees pull a metal dolly into the vicinity of the plaintiff. The plaintiff claims monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interests and costs. Case no. FBT-cv16-6056332-S. Filed April 20.

K Mart Corp., et al., Hartford. Filed by Tiffany Williams-Spinks, Bridgeport. Plaintiff’s attorney: Antollino & Angelo LLC, East Haven. Action: The plaintiff has brought this personal injury suit against the defendants alleging that she slipped on a pool of liquid spilling from a broken container in a store owned by the defendants and sustained injuries. This dangerous condition was allowed to exist due to the negligence of the defendants and their employees in that they failed to maintain the floor on the premises. The plaintiff claims monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs. Case no. FBT-cv16-6056290-S. Filed April 19.

Walmart Stores Inc., Bentonville, Ark. Filed by Christina Collier, Bridgeport. Plaintiff’s attorney: Varrone & Varrone, Trumbull. Action: The plaintiff has brought this personal injury suit against the defendant alleging that she slipped on a pool of liquid spilling from a broken container in a store owned by the defendant and sustained injuries. This dangerous condition was allowed to exist due to the negligence of the defendant and its employees in that they failed to maintain the floor on the premises. The plaintiff claims monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs. Case no. FBT-cv16-6056262-S. Filed April 18.

Middle Oak Insurance Co., Salem, Mass. Filed by Barry A. Polley, Westport. Plaintiff’s attorney: Lampert, Toohey & Rucci LLC, New Canaan. 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 money damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interests and costs and such other and further relief as to which the plaintiff is entitled to. Case no. FBT-cv16-6056279-S. Filed April 18.

Whole Foods Market Group Inc., et al., Hartford. Filed by Angel Figueroa, Bridgeport. Plaintiff’s attorney: Thornberry & Associates LLC, Stratford. Action: The plaintiff has brought this improper firing suit against the defendants alleging that she had been fired for cooperating with the Westport Health Department to investigate the alleged dangerous and unsanitary conditions and practices being implemented by the defendants. As a result she suffers financial loss, headaches, sleeplessness and emotional distress. The plaintiff claims compensatory damages, punitive damages, attorney’s fees and costs and such other and further relief as the court deems necessary and proper. Case no. FBT-cv16-6056282-S. Filed April 19.

Gray Brother Properties LLC, et al., Salem. Filed by People’s United Bank, Bridgeport. Plaintiff’s attorney: Benanti & Associates, Stamford. Action: The plaintiff has brought this breach of contract suit against the defendants alleging that they had failed to make timely payments to the plaintiff for an adjustable rate commercial promissory note provided. The plaintiff has declared the entire outstanding principal balance of $296,250 due and has made a demand for the balance, yet has not received payment. The plaintiff claims money damages, interest, attorney’s fees, expenses, court costs and such other and further relief as the court shall deem just and equitable. Case no. FBT-cv16-6056276-S. Filed April 18.

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FIGURES DANBURY SUPERIOR COURT Carmine’s Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning LLC, Danbury. Filed by Foremost Insurance Co., Caledonia, Mich. Plaintiff’s attorney: Chadwick & Stone LLP. Action: The plaintiff has brought this insurance suit against the defendant alleging that it was forced to pay out $44,445 in property insurance as compensation for property damages sustained by a company it insured. This property damage was allegedly due to the negligence of the defendant in that it used water rather than antifreeze while servicing the chiller machine on the property. As a result, the chiller machine was destroyed. The plaintiff claims money damages, costs, interest and such other relief as this court deems just and equitable. Case no. DBD-cv16-6019652-S. Filed April 19. Exclusive Car Wash Inc., et al., Danbury. Filed by Andrew Buzzi, Danbury. Plaintiff’s attorney: Matthew J. Forret, Wethersfield. Action: The plaintiff has brought this suit against the defendants alleging that they damaged his car while he brought it to them to be serviced. The plaintiff claims monetary damages, punitive damages, attorney’s fees, costs, disbursements and any other relief the court may deem just and proper in equity. Case no. DBD-cv16-6019666-S. Filed April 22. Ferrandino Enterprises LLC, et al., Ridgefield. Filed by Planters Choice LLC, Newtown. Plaintiff’s attorney: Gregory LaDestro. Action: The plaintiff has brought this breach of contract suit against the defendants alleging that they had failed to make timely payments to the plaintiff for a credit application and purchase urder provided. The plaintiff has declared the entire outstanding principal balance of $13,701 due and has made a demand for the balance, yet has not received payment. The plaintiff claims money damages, interest, treble damages and any other relief in law or equity that this court deems reasonable. Case no. DBD-cv16-6019638-S. Filed April 19. Fetzer’s Inc., Hartford. Filed by Ari Balkin, Verona, Wich. Plaintiff’s attorney: Paul L. Brozdowski LLC. Action: The plaintiff has brought this suit against the defendant alleging that he was trying to unplug an iPhone charger in the course of his employment. The plaintiff was allegedly electrocuted due to the negligence of the defendant in that it improperly manufactured the display table. The plaintiff claims money damages, attorney’s fees, punitive damages and such other relief as the court deems proper. Case no. DBD-cv16-6019667-S. Filed April 22.

PMC Engineering LLC, Wellesley, Mass. Filed by Utica Mutual Insurance Co., New Britain. Plaintiff’s attorney: William J. Melley III, Hartford. Action: The plaintiff has brought this insurance suit against the defendant alleging that it was forced to pay out $8,612 in property insurance as compensation for property damages sustained by property it insured. This property damage was allegedly due to the negligence of the defendant in that it allowed an employee to move a machine on to the defendant’s elevator, which malfunctioned, causing damages to the machine. The plaintiff claims money damages, costs and such other relief as this court deems just and equitable. Case no. DBD-cv16-6019656-S. Filed April 20. T.B. Mechanical LLC, et al., New Milford. Filed by Portland Winair Co., Middletown. Plaintiff’s attorney: Karen M. Riggio, Stamford. Action: The plaintiff has brought this breach of contract suit against the defendants alleging that they had failed to make timely payments to the plaintiff for plumbing supplies provided. The plaintiff has declared the entire outstanding principal balance of $41,478 due and has made a demand for the balance, yet has not received payment. The plaintiff claims money damages, attorney’s fees, prejudgment interest, post-judgment interest and such other and further relief as the court deems proper. Case no. DBD-cv16-6019644-S. Filed April 19. Tan & Body Centers LLC, et al., Bethel. Filed by Newtown Savings Bank, Newtown. Plaintiff’s attorney: Neubert, Pepe & Monteith PC, New Haven. Action: The plaintiff has brought this breach of contract suit against the defendants alleging that they had failed to make timely payments to the plaintiff for a commercial promissory note provided. The plaintiff has declared the entire outstanding principal balance of $100,000 due and has made a demand for the balance, yet has not received payment. The plaintiff claims money damages, costs, attorney’s fees, prejudgment interest, post-judgment interest and any other relief in law or equity the court deems just or proper. Case no. DBD-cv16-6019645-S. Filed April 19.

STAMFORD SUPERIOR COURT ACE USA Insurance Cos., Philadelphia, Pa. Filed by Andrea B. Matthiesen, Darien. Plaintiff’s attorney: Lampert, Toohey & Rucci LLC, New Canaan. 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 money damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interests and costs and such other and further relief as to which the plaintiff is entitled to. Case no. FST-cv16-6028281-S. Filed April 18.

Geiger’s Landscape LLC, Weston. Filed by Contractors Supply LLC, Stamford. Plaintiff’s attorney: Philip H. Monagan, Waterbury. 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 rented equipment provided. The plaintiff has declared the entire outstanding principal balance of $15,457 due and has made a demand for the balance, yet has not received payment. The plaintiff claims money damages in excess of $2,500 but less than $15,000. Case no. FST-cv16-6028322-S. Filed April 21. Punchlist Inc., New Canaan. Filed by American Express Bank FSB, Salt Lake City, Utah. Plaintiff’s attorney: Mark Sank & Associates LLC, Stamford. 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 credit account. The plaintiff has declared the entire outstanding principal balance of $27,758 due and has made a demand for the balance, yet has not received payment. The plaintiff claims money damages, court costs and an order of weekly payments. Case no. FST-cv16-6028308-S. Filed April 20. Travelers Indemnity Co., et al., Hartford. Filed by James Lajoie, Stamford. Plaintiff’s attorney: Stephen E. Seeger, Stamford. Action: The plaintiff has brought this insurance suit against the defendants alleging that that he was misled by the defendants into believing he was fully insured when in fact he was underinsured. As a result, the defendants denied the plaintiff coverage for replacement of his septic tank. The plaintiff claims compensatory damages, attorney’s fees, costs, treble damages and such other and further relief as in law or equity may provide. Case no. FST-cv16-6028331-S. Filed April 22. Westbrook Inc., et al., Westport. Filed by Marlene Wehmhoff, Westport. Plaintiff’s attorney: Theodore L. Freedman, Westport. Action: The plaintiff has brought this personal injury suit against the defendants alleging that she slipped on hole on a parking lot owned by the defendants and sustained injuries. This dangerous condition was allowed to exist due to the negligence of the defendants and their employees in that they failed to maintain their parking lot. The plaintiff claims monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs. Case no. FST-cv16-6028324-S. Filed April 21.


FACTS FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT American Staffing Assurance Company of Washington D.C. Filed by Sparta Insurance Co. Plaintiff’s attorney: Seiger G. Feller Laurie LLP, Hartford. Action: The plaintiff has brought this breach of contract suit against the defendant alleging that the defendant agreed to reinsure insurance policies for premium paid by the plaintiff. The defendant was allegedly required to post collateral, which increased under the contract due to the plaintiff auditing it. The defendant allegedly failed to post the $2.9 million of security collateral. The plaintiff claims damages, attorney’s fees, punitive damages and such other and further relief as law or equity may provide. Case no. 3:16-cv-00628-JAM. Filed April 21. Bluestorm Brands Inc., Eden Prairie, Minn. Filed by Helene Bowens, Enfield. Plaintiff’s attorney: Kimmel & Silverman PC, Danielson. Action: The plaintiff has brought this telecommunications suit against the defendant alleging  that it used an automatic dialing system to repeatedly call the plaintiff, causing damages. The plaintiff claims actual damages, statutory damages, treble damages, injunctive relief and such other and further relief as law or equity may provide. Case no. 3:16-cv-00627-MPS. Filed April 21. Cach LLC, et al., Denver, Colo. Filed by Benjamin J. Gergler. Plaintiff’s attorney: The Woods Law Firm, Hartford. Action: The plaintiff has brought this fair debt collection suit against the defendants alleging that they attempted to collect a debt past the statute of limitations, causing damages. The plaintiff claims nominal and punitive damages, costs, disbursements, statutory damages, actual damages, attorney’s fees, punitive damages, interest and such other and further relief as law or equity may provide. Case no. 3:16-cv-00615-JBA. Filed April 20. Chasing 2 Driving School LLC, et al. Filed by Progressive Northwestern Insurance Co., Mayfield Village, Ohio. Plaintiff’s attorney: Halloran & Sage, Hartford. Action: The plaintiff has brought this insurance suit against the defendants alleging  that the defendants sued each other and submitted claims to the plaintiff. The plaintiff claims that it does not provide liability coverage under the policy, costs and such other and further relief as law or equity may provide. Case no. 3:16-cv-00622-JAM. Filed April 20.

Fongs Restaurants Inc., et al., Middletown. Filed by Zhao Jun Ye, Elmhurst, N.Y. Plaintiff’s attorney: Hang & Associates PLLC, Flushing, N.Y. Action: The plaintiff has brought this fair labor suit against the defendants alleging that they failed to pay wages under contract and failed to post a copy of the wage and hours law. The defendants also allegedly failed to pay overtime. The plaintiff claims a designation of this suit as a class action, a tolling of the statute of limitations, wages, liquidated damages, prejudgment interest, post-judgment interest, compensatory damages, costs, expenses and such other and further relief as law or equity may provide. Case no. 3:16-cv-00603-VAB. Filed April 18. Frisco Institute For Reproductive Medicine, et al., Frisco, Texas. Filed by Connecticut General Life Insurance Co., et al. Plaintiffs’ attorney: Robinson & Cole LLP, Hartford. Action: The plaintiffs have brought this employee benefit suit against the defendants alleging  that they filed fraudulent claims with the plaintiffs for inflated and inaccurate charges. They allegedly submitted excessive bills to their patients’ health care plans while waiving patient costs shares so patients incurred lower out-of-pocket costs even as out-ofnetwork providers submitted claims to the plan at above-market rates. The plaintiffs claim monetary damages, punitive damages, prejudgment interest, post-judgment interest, attorney’s fees, costs and such other and further relief as law or equity may provide. Case no. 3:16-cv-00618-AVC. Filed April 20. Hartford Life & Accident Insurance Co., Simsbury. Filed by Sarah Baker, Norwalk. Plaintiff’s attorney: Dey Smith Steele LLC, Milford. Action: The plaintiff has brought this employee benefit suit against the defendant alleging  that it wrongfully terminated the plaintiff’s long-term disability benefits after first giving them to her. The plaintiff claims a reinstatement of benefits, costs, attorney’s fees and such other and further relief as law or equity may provide. Case no. 3:16-cv-00637-JBA. Filed April 22. Igloo Products Corp., Katy, Texas. Filed by Sure Source LLC, Shelton. Plaintiff’s attorney: Robinson & Cole LLP, Stamford. Action: The plaintiff has brought this breach of contract suit against the defendant alleging  that it entered into an Internet sales agreement where the plaintiff sold the defendant’s products on its website. The defendant allegedly issued RFPs for a new website to sell its products on, in breach of contract. The plaintiff claims $730,000 in monetary damages, compensatory damages, costs, attorney’s fees, interest and such other and further relief as law or equity may provide. Case no. 3:16-cv-00607-JAM. Filed April 19.

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JMOS Acquisition LLC, et al., Addison, Texas. Filed by People’s Capital and Leasing Corp., Bridgeport. Plaintiff’s attorney: Updike, Kelly & Spellacy PC, Hartford. Action: The plaintiff has brought this breach of contract suit against the defendants alleging that they acquired stock in JM Oilfield, which failed to pay for its lease and filed for bankruptcy and the defendants are liable. The plaintiff alleges the defendants breached their guaranty. The plaintiff claims $455,000 in monetary damages, costs, expenses, interest, attorney’s fees and such other and further relief as law or equity may provide. Case no. 3:16-cv-00602-RNC. Filed April 18. Kodiak Sports LLC, et al., Plano, Texas. Filed by Probatter Sports LLC, Milford. Plaintiff’s attorney: Carmody Torrance, Sandak & Hennessey LLP, New Haven. Action: The plaintiff has brought this patent infringement suit against the defendants alleging  that they used their website to sell automated pitching machines, which infringed on the plaintiff’s machines. The plaintiff claims an enjoinment of the defendants preventing them from continuing to infringe, monetary damages, interest, costs, attorney’s fees and such other and further relief as law or equity may provide. Case no. 3:16-cv-00605-AWT. Filed April 19. Po’s Rice & Spice LLC, et al., East Hampton. Filed by Zhao Jun Ye, Elmhurst, N.Y. Plaintiff’s attorney: Hang & Associates PLLC, Flushing, N.Y. Action: The plaintiff has brought this fair labor suit against the defendants alleging that they failed to pay wages under contract and failed to post a copy of the wage and hours law. The defendants also allegedly failed to pay overtime. The plaintiff claims a designation of this suit as a class action, a tolling of the statute of limitations, wages, liquidated damages, prejudgment interest, post-judgment interest, compensatory damages, costs, expenses and such other and further relief as law or equity may provide. Case no. 3:16-cv-00604-RNC. Filed April 18. VSTEP North America Inc., et al., Wilmington, Del. Filed by Ryan Jurewicz, Shelton. Plaintiff’s attorney: Mark P. Carey PC, Southport. Action: The plaintiff has brought this job discrimination suit against the defendants alleging  that they owe him wages and failed to reimburse him for business-related expenses. The defendants allegedly misrepresented the job to the plaintiff. The plaintiff claims compensatory, punitive, contract and liquidated damages, attorney’s fees, costs, prejudgment interest, post-judgment interest and such other and further relief as law or equity may provide. Case no. 3:16-cv-00623-VLB. Filed April 20.

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COMMITTEE DEEDS DiBlasi, Pauline Ann, et al. Easton. Appointed committee: Thomas E. Lee, Easton. Property: 785 Sport Hill Road, Easton. Amount: $309,036. Docket no. FBT-cv-14-6043798-S. Filed March 28.

COMMERCIAL 1098-1100 State Street LLC, Bridgeport. Seller: Bridgeport Development Group LLC, Bridgeport. Property: 1098-1100 State St., Bridgeport. For no consideration paid. Filed April 14.

Eros LLC, Wilton. Seller: Denise E. Brown, Wilton. Property: Lot 3, Map 2578, Wilton. For no consideration paid. Filed March 21. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., McLean, Va. Seller: Wells Fargo Bank NA, Fort Mill, S.C. Property: 1362 Chopsey Hill Road, Bridgeport. For no consideration paid. Filed April 11. Finish Touch LLC, Bridgeport. Seller: 181 Grove Street Properties LLC, Bridgeport. Property: 265 Linen Ave., Bridgeport. Amount: $180,000. Filed April 11.

31 Hiawatha Lane LLC, Westport. Grantor: Village Pond LLC, Westport. Property: 31 Hiawatha Lane, Westport. For no consideration paid. Filed April 15. 528 Huntington Road LLC, Stratford. Grantor: Stevenson Bruneau, Bridgeport. Property: 528 Huntington Road, Stratford. Amount: $1. Filed April 21. 629-635 Pearl Harbor St., Bridgeport. Grantor: 240 William Street LLC, Bridgeport. Property: 629-635 Pearl Harbor St., Bridgeport. For an unknown amount paid. Filed April 21.

Grinnell Properties LLC, Stamford. Seller: MP & MF Associates LLC, Fairfield. Property: 373 Ellsworth St., Bridgeport. Amount: $336,600. Filed April 14.

784 Fairview LLC, Bridgeport. Grantor: Stevenson Bruneau, Bridgeport. Property: 784 Fairview Ave., Bridgeport. Amount: $1. Filed April 21.

1219 East Main Street LLC, Bridgeport. Seller: Angel Reyes and Zoraida Reyes, Bridgeport. Property: 1219 E. Main St., Bridgeport. Amount: $250,000. Filed April 14.

MB Rentals LLC, Wilton. Seller: Stephen Ashokkumar Lobo, Wilton. Property: 16 Wilton Crest, Unit 16, Wilton. Amount: $375,000. Filed April 4.

Aleks-Rico, Lori, Weston. Grantor: Lori A. Aleks, Weston. Property: 87 Cavalry Road, Weston. Amount: undisclosed. Filed March 21.

176 Lewis LLC, Brooklyn, N.Y. Seller: The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Manchester, N.H. Property: 270 Broad St., Unit 272, Bridgeport. Amount: $42,650. Filed April 18.

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Oklahoma City, Okla. Seller: Lakeview Loan Servicing LLC, Coral Gables, Fla. Property: 125 Cayuga Lane, Stratford. Amount: $10. Filed April 19.

Ambrose, Paul, Stratford. Grantor: Leo Peter Fillippino, Stratford. Property: 50 Birdseye Road, Apt. 707A, Stratford. Amount: $1. Filed April 15.

240 William Street LLC, Cedarhust, N.Y. Seller: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., Carrollton, Texas. Property: 629-635 Pearl St., Bridgeport. Amount: $37,500. Filed April 11. 273 Ash Street LLC, Bridgeport. Seller: Crescienzo Boccanfuso, Bridgeport. Property: 650 and 670-672 Knowlton St., Bridgeport. Amount: $400,000. Filed April 12. 3787 Main Street Realty LLC, Bridgeport. Seller: SHW of Connecticut LLC, Fairfield. Property: 3787 Main St., Bridgeport. Amount: $700,000. Filed April 19. 389 Catherine LLC, Bridgeport. Seller: Christiana Trust, Wilmington, Del. Property: 49-51 Orange St., Bridgeport. Amount: $74,550. Filed April 15. Connecticut Properties & Management LLC, Bridgeport. Seller: Bayview Loan Servicing LLC, Coral Gables, Fla. Property: 215 Garfield Ave., Bridgeport. Amount: $110,000. Filed April 21. Creston Capital LLC, Stratford. Seller: Federal National Mortgage Association, Dallas, Texas. Property: 935 Whippoorwill Lane, Stratford. Amount: $171,000. Filed April 21. Creston Capital LLC, Stratford. Seller: Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., Salt Lake City, Utah. Property: 94 Woodend Road, Stratford. Amount: $102,099. Filed April 21. Eaton Investments LLC, Westport. Seller: Wells Fargo Bank NA, West Palm Beach, Fla. Property: 42 Otis St., Stratford. Amount: $125,299. Filed April 21.

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Oklahoma City, Okla. Seller: Bank of America NA, Plano, Texas. Property: 193-195 Cityview Ave., Bridgeport. Amount: $10. Filed April 14. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Oklahoma City, Okla. Seller: Bank of America NA, Plano, Texas. Property: 189 Harmony St., Bridgeport. For no consideration paid. Filed April 18. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Oklahoma City, Okla. Seller: Wells Fargo Bank NA, Fort Mill, S.C. Property: 91 Aldine Ave., Bridgeport. For an unknown amount paid. Filed April 21.

Berenbaum, Diane T. and Rudy J. Escalante, Wilton. Grantor: Timothy Lepore and Joanna Lepore, Wilton. Property: Parcel Y, Map 5866, Wilton. For no consideration paid. Filed April 5. Burrows, Patricia E., Weston. Grantor: Milton Wolfson and Patricia Burrows, Weston. Property: 18 Twelve O’Clock Road, Weston. For no consideration paid. Filed April 20. Butler, Anne S., Wilton. Grantor: Anne S. Butler, Belvedere, Calif. Property: 23 Lambert Court, Unit 23A, Wilton. Amount: $1. Filed April 7. Butts, Catherine, Stratford. Grantor: Mary McGurn, Stratford. Property: Lot 8, Map of Wooster Park, Stratford. Amount: $1. Filed April 12.

Sirva Relocation Properties LLC, Easton. Seller: Thomas H. Bell and Janis P. Bell, Easton. Property: 35 Lobdell Lane, Easton. Amount: $800,000. Filed April 15.

C & B Investments LLC, Stamford. Grantor: Michael W. Vitti Jr. and Scott V. Fabrizio, Trumbull. Property: 174176 Logan St., Bridgeport. For no consideration paid. Filed April 19.

Sono Capital LLC, Norwalk. Seller: Wells Fargo Bank NA, Weston. Property: 12 Spruce Hill Road, Weston. Amount: $275,000. Filed April 12.

Campos, Eberty P., Bridgeport. Grantor: Sarah Deoliveira-Campos and Eberty Pacheco Campos, Bridgeport. Property: 251 Queen St., Bridgeport. Amount: $1. Filed April 20.

Wells Fargo Bank NA Bridgeport. Seller: Herman E. Velasquez, Bridgeport. Property: 1362 Chopsey Hill Road, Bridgeport. For no consideration paid. Filed April 11.

QUIT CLAIM 1479 Barnum Avenue Associates LLC, Waterbury. Grantor: Jacinto Arbito, Stratford. Property: 1479 Barnum Ave., Stratford. Amount: $500. Filed April 21.

Chaisson, Christian M., Aliso Viejo, Calif. Grantor: Roberta M. Chaisson, Stratford. Property: 60 Long Bow Road, Stratford. For no consideration paid. Filed April 21. Cruz, Maria M., Stratford. Grantor: Luis E. Cruz, Waterbury. Property: Parcel A, Lots 106, 107 and 108, Stratford. For no consideration paid. Filed April 18. Design Home Builders LLC, New Fairfield. Grantor: Lake Home Builders LLC, New Fairfield. Property: 25 Orems Lane, Wilton. For no consideration paid. Filed April 20.

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FACTS Dillon, Heather R., Weston. Grantor: Tad Family LLC, Weston. Property: 10 Dillon Pass, Weston. Amount: undisclosed. Filed April 7. Donovan, Sarah Rose, Easton. Grantor: Sarah Rose Donovan, Easton. Property: 103 N. Park Ave., Easton. For an unknown amount paid. Filed April 12. Everett, Kirstin F. and William H. Everett Jr., Easton. Grantor: Jean M. Everett, Easton. Property: 211 Everett Road, Easton. For no consideration paid. Filed April 4. Everett, Kirstin F. and William H. Everett Jr., Easton. Grantor: William J. Everett Jr. and Charles A. Mantell, Easton. Property: 211 Everett Road, Easton. For no consideration paid. Filed April 4. Fairchild, Mary R., Wilton. Grantor: Mary R. Fairchild, Wilton. Property: 60 Vista Road, Wilton. For an unknown amount paid. Filed April 22. Federal National Mortgage Association, Dallas, Texas. Grantor: Green Tree Servicing LLC, Tampa, Fla. Property: 344 Dover St., Bridgeport. For an unknown amount paid. Filed April 14. Federal National Mortgage Association, Dallas, Texas. Grantor: Green Tree Servicing LLC, Bridgeport. Property: 1130 Howard Ave., Bridgeport. For an unknown amount paid. Filed April 14. Federal National Mortgage Association, Dallas, Texas. Grantor: Ditech Financial LLC, Tempe, Ariz. Property: 465 Burnsford Ave., Bridgeport. For no consideration paid. Filed April 14. Flagstar Bank FSB, Troy, Mich. Grantor: The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, D.C. Property: 51 Ridgevale Place, Bridgeport. For no consideration paid. Filed April 14. Forsey, Kaitlyn A., Stratford. Grantor: Chad Forsey, Stratford. Property: 373 Riverdale Drive, Stratford. For no consideration paid. Filed April 15.

Hanna, Wilbur and Martha M. Coltrane, Easton. Grantor: Wilburn Hanna, Easton. Property: 51 Chester Road, Easton. For an unknown amount paid. Filed April 11. Hannema, Tracey, Bridgeport. Grantor: Davidson Partners LLC, Bridgeport. Property: 450 Davidson St., Bridgeport. For no consideration paid. Filed April 18. Hargrove, James, Stratford. Grantor: Fannie Keene Hargrove, Stratford. Property: 52 Larkin Court, Stratford. Amount: $1. Filed April 22. Higbie, Hyun and Elliot Higbie, Westport. Grantor: Roger Higbie, Westport. Property: 10 Fernwood Road, Westport. For an unknown amount paid. Filed April 20. Keenan, Maura M., Westport. Grantor: Thomas M. Keenan and Sheila F. Keenan, Westport. Property: 15 Wright St., Westport. Amount: $1. Filed April 15. Kimca, Klevis, Orange. Grantor: K. Brothers Properties and Investdevelopment LLC, Bridgeport. Property: 122 Chestnut St., Unit A, Bridgeport. Amount: $5,000. Filed April 14. Klauberg, Laura M., Weston. Grantor: B. J. Funk Farm Corp., Weston. Property: Tract A, Map 1086, Wilton. Amount: $1. Filed March 28. Koisse, George, Bridgeport. Grantor: Eftimia Kiosse, Bridgeport. Property: 132 Aldine Ave., Bridgeport. For an unknown amount paid. Filed April 18. Lepore, Joanna and Timothy Lepore, Wilton. Grantor: Rudy J. Escalante and Diane T. Berenbaum, Wilton. Property: Parcel Y, Map 5866, Wilton. For no consideration paid. Filed April 5. MFL Real Estate LLC, Newtown. Grantor: The Connecticut Light and Power Co., Hartford. Property: Route 7 Danbury Road, Wilton. Amount: $1.2 million. Filed March 29.

Foster, Jon Mark and William J.H. Foster, Westport. Grantor: Evelyn Foster, Westport. Property: 116 Valley Road, Westport. For no consideration paid. Filed April 14.

Mortgage Equity Conversion Asset Trust, Nationstar Mortgage LLC, Nationstar Mortgage LLC, Coppell, Texas. Property: 530 Platt St., Bridgeport. For an unknown amount paid. Filed April 15.

Frost, Juliet and Nigel Frost, Weston. Grantor: JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, Columbus, Ohio. Property: 15 Harvest Lane, Weston. Amount: $476,000. Filed April 19.

Mountainview Court LLC, Fairfield. Grantor: Mountainview Court LLC, Fairfield. Property: 225 and 229 Goodhill Road, Weston. For no consideration paid. Filed April 18.

Garcia, Alfred, Stratford. Grantor: Rosa Garcia, Stratford. Property: 100 Euclid Ave., Stratford. Amount: $1. Filed April 11.

Nilsen, Kristin A. and Mildred S. Nilsen, Westport. Grantor: Mildred Nilsen, Westport. Property: 54 Hills Lane, Westport. For an unknown amount paid. Filed April 15.

Glad, Amy H., Stratford. Grantor: Carl A. Glad, Stratford. Property: Lot 20, Harvey Farms, Stratford. For an unknown amount paid. Filed April 21.

OWS REO Trust 2015, Bridgeport. Grantor: Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC, Elma, N.Y. Property: 1535 Old Town Road, Bridgeport. For an unknown amount paid. Filed April 15.

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Park Castle LLC, Norwalk. Grantor: John D. Koizim, Norwalk. Property: 4 and 5, Park Ave., Bridgeport. For no consideration paid. Filed April 20. Pikul, Matthew C., Bridgeport. Grantor: Gwendolyn Renee Pikui, Southport, N.C. Property: 150 Frenchtown Road, Bridgeport. For no consideration paid. Filed April 19. Rainho, Rui, Bridgeport. Grantor: Dina M. Oliveira, Stamford. Property: 23 Miniturn Road, Bridgeport. For no consideration paid. Filed April 15. Real Estate Holdings LLC, Ridgefield. Grantor: Fairfield County Bank, Ridgefield. Property: Lot 9, Map 2769, Wilton. For no consideration paid. Filed April 4. Reyes, Jorge Gabriel and Denise Reyes, Bridgeport. Grantor: Dennis Neris, Bridgeport. Property: Huntington Turnpike, Bridgeport. For no consideration paid. Filed April 19. Rossi, Michelle H., Westport. Grantor: Dana T. Rossi, Westport. Property: Lot 7, Map 8343, Westport. For no consideration paid. Filed April 19. Schmitt, William R., Easton. Grantor: Lisa L. Schmitt, Easton. Property: 35 West Road, Easton. For no consideration paid. Filed April 19. Shah, Harshida B., Easton. Grantor: Bharat H. Shah, Easton. Property: Lot 127, Map of Subdivision, Easton. Amount: $1. Filed March 30. Shreier, Jennifer, Wendell Shreier, Brandon Husvar and Katelyn Husvar, Easton. Grantor: Wendell Shreier, Easton. Property: 82 Flat Rock Road, Easton. For no consideration paid. Filed April 12. Shumate, Dolores, Westport. Grantor: Cunniham Properties III LLC, Fairfield. Property: 3 Cunningham Place, Westport. For an unknown amount paid. Filed April 15. Smith Jr., Norman W., Easton. Grantor: Marjorie L. Smith, Easton. Property: 19 Blanchard Road, Easton. For an unknown amount paid. Filed March 24. State of Connecticut. Grantor: Town of Wilton, Wilton. Property: Present Ridgefield Road, Wilton. For an unknown amount paid. Filed March 30. Szczubelek, Joanna and Marek Szczubelek, Stratford. Grantor: Joanna Szczubelek, Stratford. Property: 50 Wiklund Ave., Stratford. For no consideration paid. Filed April 15. Tarsy, Jane and Ron Tarsy, Westport. Grantor: SRA Westport LLC, Westport. Property: 8 Jennings Court, Westport. For no consideration paid. Filed April 14.

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FIGURES The Northern Trust Co., Sarasota, Fla. Grantor: Constance B. O’Brien, East Greenbrush, N.Y. Property: 155 Brewster St., Unit 5N, Bridgeport. Amount: $1. Filed April 20.

Bailey, Deborah, Stratford. Seller: Michael T. McCreanor and Patricia J. McCreanor, Stratford. Property: 1452 Broadbridge Ave., Stratford. Amount: $260,000. Filed April 14.

U.S. Bank NA, Titusville, Pa. Grantor: U.S. Bank NA, Titusville, Pa. Property: 44 Pond St., Bridgeport. For no consideration paid. Filed April 14.

Bajda, John, Stratford. Seller: Kane Makris, Janette A. Wojna and Nancy Ann Zita, Stratford. Property: 51 Graham St., Stratford. Amount: $90,000. Filed April 20.

Visionary Partners LLC, Bridgeport. Grantor: Independence Properties LLC, Bridgeport. Property: 390 Charles St., Bridgeport. Amount: $1. Filed April 14. Watt, Mary E. and Richard A. Watt, Stratford. Grantor: Richard A. Watt and Mary E. Watt, Stratford. Property: 320 York St., Stratford. Amount: $1. Filed April 14. Wauthier, Amanda and Richard Wauthier, Stratford. Grantor: Amanda Wauthier, Stratford. Property: 120 Old Spring Road, Stratford. Amount: $1. Filed April 20. Wells Fargo Bank NA Des Moines, Iowa. Grantor: The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, D.C. Property: 605 Connecticut Ave., Bridgeport. For no consideration paid. Filed April 14. Woodward, Christine and Stephen E. Woodward, Wilton. Grantor: Christine Woodward, Wilton. Property: 1017 Ridgefield Road, Wilton. Amount: $1. Filed April 4. Yuckienuz, Robert, Bridgeport. Grantor: Mary Seabrook, Kathleen Yuckienuz, Sophie Yuckienuz, Leo Yuckienuz and Joe Yuckienuz, Bridgeport. Property: 305 Laurel Ave., Bridgeport. For an unknown amount paid. Filed April 15.

RESIDENTIAL Alphonse, Margalie, Bridgeport. Seller: Mittie M. Pettway and Naomi Pettway, Ga. Property: 135 Sampson St., Bridgeport. Amount: $150,000. Filed April 11. Andreescu, Sarah A. and Gabriele C. Andreescu, Stamford. Seller: Gerlin J. Holloway, New York, N.Y. Property: Unit 25 in Lambert Common, Wilton. For an unknown amount paid. Filed April 22. Assis, Alexandre, Bridgeport. Seller: UMB Bank NA, Titusville, Pa. Property: 44 Pond St., Bridgeport. Amount: $72,500. Filed April 14. Augustin, Youdeline, Bridgeport. Seller: Andres Talavera and Antonia Talavera, Stratford. Property: 412 E. Main St., Stratford. Amount: $250,000. Filed April 14. Babinski, Andrzej and Katarzyna Babinski, Weston. Seller: Elizabeth Ann Montelli, Weston. Property: 6 Smith Farm Road, Weston. Amount: $467,500. Filed April 5.

Bock, Jacqueline and Jacob Loban, Brooklyn, N.Y. Seller: Myles P. Dempsey Jr. and Marilyn R. Dempsey, Easton. Property: 20 Cedar Hill Lane, Easton. Amount: $525,000. Filed March 21. Boichenko, Olena and Iurii Bilyk, Stratford. Seller: Jeffrey A. Titus and Christine M. Titus, Wilton. Property: Lot 26, Map 3517, Wilton. Amount: $920,000. Filed April 5. Brown, Ronald A., Harwinton. Seller: Federal National Mortgage Association, Dallas, Texas. Property: 2370 North Ave., Unit 7E, Bridgeport. Amount: $27,400. Filed April 13. Camillo, Carola and Robert V. Camillo, Stratford. Seller: Robert Camillo and Carola Camillo, Stratford. Property: 65 Butternut Lane, Stratford. Amount: $1. Filed April 11. Campos, Geraldo and Ariovaldo Franco, Bridgeport. Seller: D. Callaghan Mayer, Bridgeport. Property: 485 Anson St., Bridgeport. Amount: $130,000. Filed April 12. Castellani, David J., Westport. Seller: Turkey Hill Court LLC, Westport. Property: 11 Turkey Hill Road South, Westport. Amount: $2.8 million. Filed April 19. Chavis, Michaelle and Izeal Wilson Jr., Stratford. Seller: Federal National Mortgage Association, Dallas, Texas. Property: 10 Wyoming St., Stratford. Amount: $147,500. Filed April 15. Chitwood, Brittany, Bridgeport. Seller: Petras Kemeza, Bridgeport. Property: Lots 6 and 7, Woodside Ave., Bridgeport. Amount: $210,000. Filed April 12. Christofer, Amy M. and Nicholas P. Christofer, Stamford. Seller: Bruce L. Clapp and Dianne M. Clapp, Wilton. Property: Lot 6, Map 2805, Wilton. Amount: $835,000. Filed April 6. Coale, Brittany A. and Christopher Bourassa, Westport. Seller: CFJ Realty Development LLC, Fairfield. Property: 5 Horse Shoe Lane, Westport. Amount: $1.6 million. Filed April 20. Coimin-Denat, Nadege and Jean Robert Coimin, Stamford. Seller: Robin Shevlin, Stratford. Property: 221 Graham St., Stratford. Amount: $270,000. Filed April 12. Cole, Jennifer L. and Jeremy Cole, Stratford. Seller: Joseph A. Giordano and Rachelle K. Giordano, Trumbull. Property: 111 Mercer St., Stratford. Amount: $28,900. Filed April 22.

Coriolan, Regine, Bridgeport. Seller: Flor A. Barbosa, Gainesville, Ga. Property: 392-394 Laurel Ave., Bridgeport. Amount: $166,500. Filed April 13. Dacosta-Silva, Vera Lucia, Bridgeport. Seller: Primestar Fund I TRS Inc., Odessa, Fla. Property: 776 Norman St., Bridgeport. Amount: $40,500. Filed April 12. De Jesus, Tatiana, Stratford. Seller: Federal National Mortgage Association, Dallas, Texas. Property: 62 Shanley St., Stratford. Amount: $116,000. Filed April 14. DiMauro, Frank George, Stratford. Seller: Maria L. Traverse, Port St. Lucie, Fla. Property: 95 Rosebrook Drive, Stratford. Amount: $180,000. Filed April 15. Fernous Jr., Louis F., Stratford. Seller: Margot Todaro, Stratford. Property: 22C Far Mill River Condominium, Unit 2, Stratford. Amount: $205,000. Filed April 14. Fielding, Brian J., Stratford. Seller: Angelo F. Lombardi and Anne M. Corbeil, Stratford. Property: Lot 35, Map 1883, Stratford. Amount: $239,000. Filed April 18. Fineti, Aikaterini and Angel E. Castro, Stratford. Seller: Wilmington Savings Fund Society FSB, Wilmington, Del. Property: 340 Prayer Spring Road, Stratford. Amount: $260,000. Filed April 13. Franek, Katarzyna C. and Dariusz A. Franek, Stamford. Seller: Michael J. Cannon, Houston, Texas. Property: 314 Georgetown Road, Weston. Amount: $1.2 million. Filed March 24. Fred, Mickey, Stamford. Seller: Carmen J. Rivera, Bridgeport. Property: 72 Sherman Park Circle, Bridgeport. Amount: $53,000. Filed April 18. Gardiner, Mauricia L. and Kevin T. Gardiner, Shelton. Seller: Gordon H. Anderson Jr. and Kathleen Anderson, Wilton. Property: Parcel C, Map 2591, Wilton. Amount: $595,000. Filed March 28. Gill, Raymond, Milford. Seller: Morgan Kaolian, Stratford. Property: Airport Hanger 17C, Sikorsky Memorial Aircraft, Stratford. Amount: $28,500. Filed April 18. Gorman, Thomas M., Atlantic Beach, Fla. Seller: Thomas C. Gorman, Atlantic Beach, Fla. Property: Unit 284 of Breakwater Key, Unit 10, Stratford. Amount: $10. Filed April 20. Grodd, Peggy K., Longmeadow, Mass. Seller: Toll Connecticut II LP, Newtown. Property: 6 Rivers Ridge Lane, Wilton. Amount: $1.1 million. Filed April 8. Harris, Elizabeth A. and Christopher J. Harris, Greenwich. Seller: Christopher Bourassa and Brittany A. Coale, Westport. Property: 120 Imperial Ave., Westport. Amount: $835,000. Filed April 12.


FACTS Hiltz, Amy N. and Mark J. Thomford, Wilton. Seller: Robert B. Campbell Jr. and Marianne Dolan, Redding. Property: 97 Washington Post Drive, Wilton. Amount: $1.1 million. Filed March 23. Hordon, Dorie A. and Robert J. Hordon, Westport. Seller: Mattera Construction 12 Manitou Road LLC, Westport. Property: 12 Manitou Road, Westport. For an unknown amount paid. Filed April 20. Iorio, Livio and Susana Alves, Hamilton, Bermuda. Seller: Colleen E. Chase, Weston. Property: 84 Lords Highway, Weston. Amount: $1.3 million. Filed March 31. Jacobson, Alison and Gregory Jacobson, Wilton. Seller: Christopher J. Vaum and Jane B. Vaum, Wilton. Property: Land of John Haajenen, Wilton. Amount: $678,000. Filed April 21. Janati, Negin and Alexander Brandfon, Norwalk. Seller: Begkt LLC, Westport. Property: 203 Wilton Road, Westport. Amount: $692,000. Filed April 13. Jeansimon-Auxilas, Marie O., Bridgeport. Seller: Robert Jimenez and Janet Jimenez, Bridgeport. Property: 432 Fairview Ave., Bridgeport. Amount: $250,000. Filed April 19. Jo, Suzan and Michael H. Jo, New York, N.Y. Seller: Robert J. Hordon and Dorie A. Hordon, Westport. Property: 78 Easton Road, Westport. Amount: $1.7 million. Filed April 19. Kaminsky, Gregory, Westport. Seller: Steven L. Graham and Vivian Graham, Westport. Property: 100 Bayberry Lane, Westport. Amount: $1.6 million. Filed April 13. Kandic, Edin, Bridgeport. Seller: JMR Properties LLC, Bridgeport. Property: Unit 118-B Vincellette Apartments Condominium, Bridgeport. Amount: $58,000. Filed April 11. Kelley, Margaret M., Wilton. Seller: C. Richard Blundell and Barbara A. Blundell, Wilton. Property: Unit 28 in Lambert Common, Wilton. Amount: $475,000. Filed April 1. Kesler, Gregory C., Wilton. Seller: Mary Ellen Pirozzoli and Lynn A. Pirozzoli, Warrenton, Va. Property: Lot 27, Map 891, Easton. Amount: $500,000. Filed April 19. Koizim, John D., Westport. Seller: Jessica Torres-Maheia, Bridgeport. Property: 1800 Park Ave., Bridgeport. Amount: $155,000. Filed April 20. Koki, Ake Camille and Tasheka Koki, Stratford. Seller: Heiko Bosler, Milford. Property: 127 Taft St., Stratford. Amount: $220,000. Filed April 22. Kullback, Deborah and Stephen Kullback, Westport. Seller: Sheryl L. Passero, Bridgeport. Property: 155 Brewster St., Unit 5K, Bridgeport. Amount: $160,000. Filed April 11.

Kurek, Jenna M. and Michael D. Labella, Stamford. Seller: Anthony W. Luciano, Westport. Property: 9 Turkey Hill Road North, Westport. Amount: $575,000. Filed April 11. Levinson, Melissa Beth and Charles Levinson, Weston. Seller: David C. Hile and Lisa M. Hile, Weston. Property: 119 Kettle Creek Road, Weston. Amount: $800,000. Filed April 4. Li, Mei Ping and Sung Yeung, Milford. Seller: U.S. Bank NA, Salt Lake City, Utah. Property: 88 and 90 Pequonnock St., Bridgeport. Amount: $85,000. Filed April 12.

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McNamara, Meredith J. and Peter A. McNamara, Stamford. Seller: Howard J. Belger III and Mary E. Fitzgerald, Wilton. Property: 10 Four Winds Drive, Wilton. Amount: $1.2 million. Filed March 31. McNeil, Sherri R., Stamford. Seller: Cani Real Estate Investment Group LLC, Trumbull. Property: 300 Booth St., Stratford. Amount: $260,900. Filed April 11. Meyers, Donna, Oak Bluffs, Mass. Seller: Regina R. Frate and Louise M. Giardina, Stratford. Property: 50 Harbour View Place, Stratford. Amount: $330,000. Filed April 14.

FIGURES Reid, Gladys and Roger Reid, Shelton. Seller: Wells Fargo Bank NA, Houston, Texas. Property: 234 Deforest Ave., Bridgeport. Amount: $34,000. Filed April 19.

Skoglund, Alexandra L. and James Austin Nally, Redding. Seller: John J. McCarthy and Marianne J. McCarthy, Wilton. Property: Plot 1, Map 486, Wilton. Amount: $646,500. Filed April 8.

Wible, Devon N. and Judson F. Wible, Ewing, N.J. Seller: David W. Riley and Susan H. Riley, Easton. Property: 31 Woodland Drive, Easton. Amount: $591,500. Filed March 31.

Reilly, Cassandra L. and Paul M. Reilly, Wilton. Seller: David B. Lench and Renata Hebra Lench, Wilton. Property: Lot 2, Map 3224, Wilton. Amount: $971,000. Filed April 18.

Smith, Patrick, Fairfield. Seller: Jose F. Rodriguez and Carmen Elida Bosques, Bridgeport. Property: 644 Broadbridge Road, Bridgeport. Amount: $120,000. Filed April 14.

Wiegand II, Chandler S., Kensington, Md. Seller: Clinton H. Salko, Morris. Property: 28 Burr St., Easton. Amount: $525,000. Filed April 11.

Reinking, Kimberly and Danne Reinking, Wilton. Seller: Harry Vickers Toll and Nancy J. Toll, Wilton. Property: Lot 13, Map 3279, Wilton. Amount: $1.1 million. Filed March 24.

Smith, Stephanie R. and Brian K. Smith, Wilton. Seller: W. Lawson McWhorter and Amy C. McWhorter, Wilton. Property: Plot B-1, Map 3243, Wilton. Amount: $779,000. Filed March 31.

Richiez, Anuery, Bridgeport. Seller: Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., West Palm Beach, Fla. Property: 1987 E. Main St., Bridgeport. Amount: $145,000. Filed April 14.

Sorrentino, Diane M. and Robert G. Sorrentino Sr., Bridgeport. Seller: David B. Shapiro, Fairfield. Property: 251-253 Garden Drive, Bridgeport. Amount: $100,000. Filed April 18.

Likhtiger, David, North Branford. Seller: Frank Provenzo, Stratford. Property: 125 Warner Hill Road, Unit 20, Stratford. Amount: $115,750. Filed April 15.

Morgan, Esther W., Stratford. Seller: Bianka CT LLC, Plantation, Fla. Property: 125 Warner Hill Road, Unit 33, Stratford. Amount: $150,000. Filed April 15.

Lopez-Cordero, Arleny and Andres D. Cordero Jr., New York, N.Y. Seller: Creston Capital LLC, Stratford. Property: 4221 Main St., Stratford. Amount: $335,000. Filed April 15.

Mukta, Jobaida and Amit Hassan, Stamford. Seller: U.S. Bank NA, West Palm Beach, Fla. Property: 763 Kossuth St., Bridgeport. Amount: $42,144. Filed April 11.

Lucas, Sunshine and Robert Sawyer, New Canaan. Seller: Robert R. Vonick and Carole S. Schwartz, Wilton. Property: 232 Belden Hill Road, Wilton. Amount: $1.3 million. Filed April 22.

Mulvey, Marylyn A., Stratford. Seller: Robert Franco, Stratford. Property: 376 Piute Lane, Unit B, Stratford. Amount: $120,000. Filed April 18.

Rivera, Jamilka and Nathan Perez, Bridgeport. Seller: ETF Properties LLC, Valhalla, N.Y. Property: Lot 39, Map of Lake Forest, Bridgeport. Amount: $210,000. Filed April 21.

Lund, Phyllis, Trumbull. Seller: BCM Ventures LLC, Trumbull. Property: 289B Agawam Drive, Stratford. Amount: $290,000. Filed April 12.

Negm, Shymaa and Sherif Abouhashem, Bridgeport. Seller: Elaine C. Buksar, Bridgeport. Property: 120 Huntington Turnpike, Unit 609, Bridgeport. Amount: $40,000. Filed April 18.

Rocha, Vanderiel and Christiane DaSilva, Bridgeport. Seller: The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Manchester, N.H. Property: 106 Palm St., Bridgeport. Amount: $130,000. Filed April 18.

Sugerman, Beth and Nicole L. Barber, Westport. Seller: Thomas J. Barber, Wilton. Property: 229 Westport Road, Wilton. Amount: $495,000. Filed March 28.

Luttinger, Steven A., Westport. Seller: Richard J. Shepley and Rebecca D. Shepley, Westport. Property: 374 Greens Farms Road, Westport. Amount: $1.7 million. Filed April 15.

Oliva, Sara E. and Jaime L. Oliva, Trumbull. Seller: Kenneth Thompson and Lori Thompson, Stratford. Property: 125 Okenuck Terrace, Stratford. Amount: $290,000. Filed April 18.

Rogers, Monica E. and Jonathan Dillon Rogers, Weston. Seller: Mountainview Court LLC, Fairfield. Property: 229 Goodhill Road, Weston. Amount: $227,500. Filed April 18.

Sy, Joy and Richard C. Speciale, Wilton. Seller: Natascia Ayers and James Ciquera, Wilton. Property: Lot 2, Map 2936, Wilton. Amount: $1.2 million. Filed April 13.

Maldonado, Nicasio, White Plains, N.Y. Seller: Federal National Mortgage Association, Dallas, Texas. Property: 167 Cottage St., Bridgeport. Amount: $44,000. Filed April 19.

Olszewska, Lucyna and Joanna Szczubelek, Stratford. Seller: Federal National Mortgage Association, Dallas, Texas. Property: 50 Wiklund Ave., Stratford. Amount: $240,000. Filed April 14.

Rondini, Veronica, Weston. Seller: Monica E. Rogers, Weston. Property: 17 Eleven O’Clock Road, Weston. Amount: $840,000. Filed March 31.

Tagan, Stacey B. and Craig B. Tagan, Westport. Seller: SSR Properties LLC, Fairfield. Property: 33 Edgewater Hillside, Westport. Amount: $3.2 million. Filed April 19.

Mallory, Jody D. and Baker D. Mallory, Wilton. Seller: Gregory R. Wertz and Pamela W. Wertz, Wilton. Property: Lot 30, Map 3276, Wilton. Amount: $1.1 million. Filed March 24. March, Elizabeth F., Stamford. Seller: U.S. Bank NA, Coppell, Texas. Property: 69 Ellsworth St., Bridgeport. Amount: $72,000. Filed April 19. Martone, Catherine and Salvatore Martone, Stamford. Seller: Lukas H. Thieme, Weston. Property: 8 Fanton Hill Road, Weston. Amount: $675,000. Filed March 21. McBean, Carl, Bridgeport. Seller: Moses Awodele, Grace Awodele, Olusina Awodele and Oluseyi Aowdele, Carlsbad, Calif. Property: 598 William St., Bridgeport. Amount: $62,000. Filed April 13. McGowan, Lindsay and Shaun McGowan, Wilton. Seller: Alan S. Kornstein and Evelyn K. Kornstein, The Villages, Fla. Property: Lot 31, Map 1668, Wilton. Amount: $770,000. Filed March 31.

Ortiz, Minerva and Antonio Carrero, Bronx, N.Y. Seller: Indra Sen and Christine Guan, Bridgeport. Property: Unit 780-1 of Seaview Village Condominium, Bridgeport. Amount: $129,900. Filed April 14. Peguero, Yerfry, Bridgeport. Seller: Victor H. Cuello, Bridgeport. Property: 773 William St., Bridgeport. Amount: $195,000. Filed April 11. Phelan, Kay E., Wilton. Seller: John Ruane, Wilton. Property: 110 Dudley Road, Wilton. Amount: $311,000. Filed April 18. Phifer, Abby and Sylvester J. Phifer, Trumbull. Seller: Steven Chila and Tiffany Chila, Weston. Property: 11 Mountain View Drive, Weston. Amount: $655,000. Filed March 28. Popiolek, Dorota and Joseph Adamson, New York, N.Y. Seller: Joseph Adamson, New York, N.Y. Property: 33 Old Stage Coach Road, Weston. Amount: $1. Filed March 22.

Rivela, Sara and Joseph Rivela, Brooklyn, N.Y. Seller: Russell R. Bayles Jr. and Christian Bayles, Easton. Property: 92 Ferndale Road, Easton. Amount: $569,501. Filed April 8.

Rosales, Moises Carlos, Norwalk. Seller: HSBC Bank USA NA Bridgeport. Property: 51 Carlton Ave., Bridgeport. Amount: $122,850. Filed April 18. Samuel, Rebecca J. and Mark J. Samuel, Westport. Seller: Molly Robison Lane, Westport. Property: 23 Wedgewood Road, Westport. Amount: $1.5 million. Filed April 15. Serias, Evelyn E., Southport. Seller: Jennifer Buchanan, Bridgeport. Property: Seabright Avenue, Bridgeport. Amount: $365,000. Filed April 19. Shreder, Sarah and Geoffrey C. Brookes, Bridgeport. Seller: John Rooney and Monica Rooney, Stratford. Property: 1193 South Ave., Stratford. Amount: $240,000. Filed April 18. Silvestro, Jane I. and Brian T. Silvestro, Bridgeport. Seller: James Colby Baldwin, Redding. Property: 155 Brewster St., Unit 5N, Bridgeport. Amount: $288,000. Filed April 20.

Spada, Victoria, Lena M. Spada and Raymond Paszowksi Jr., Stratford. Seller: Lena M. Spada, Stratford. Property: 45 Rockland Blvd., Stratford. Amount: $1. Filed April 18. Strasberg, Lori and Steven Ginsberg, Westport. Seller: Frederick H. Kneip and Greer D. Kneip, Westport. Property: 12 Juniper Road, Westport. Amount: $1.5 million. Filed April 12.

Tarzona, Jorge, Bridgeport. Seller: Maria Ines Iregui Chala, Bridgeport. Property: 40 Quince St., Bridgeport. Amount: $180,000. Filed April 13. Vaiana, Francisco Pereira, Denia Antunes Maciel and Dangelo Macedo Fernandes, Bridgeport. Seller: Abilio Goncalves and Fernando Goncalves, Stratford. Property: 5 Center Street Extension, Bridgeport. Amount: $260,000. Filed April 12. Velez, Franklin, Bronx, N.Y. Seller: Citi Bank NA, Austin, Texas. Property: 410-412 Hollister Ave., Bridgeport. Amount: $10,000. Filed April 15. Ventura, Eduyn J., Stamford. Seller: David D. Morey and Cleola S. Morey, Bridgeport. Property: 234 Grandview Ave., Bridgeport. Amount: $109,000. Filed April 14. White, Jennifer S. and Jason M. White, New York, N.Y. Seller: Ron M. Tarsy and Jane W. Tarsy, Westport. Property: 2 Diamond Hill Lane, Westport. Amount: $1.3 million. Filed April 15.

Woody, Chelsea Jean and John Woody, Weston. Seller: Damelys D. Marin, Weston. Property: 51 Georgetown Road, Weston. Amount: $1.6 million. Filed March 21. Zerilli, Zafreen Syed and Christian Roy Zerilli, Wilton. Seller: Brian C. Lincoln and Lysandra B. Lincoln, Wilton. Property: 148 Hulda Hill Road, Wilton. For an unknown amount paid. Filed April 15. Zorzal, Silmara and Yuri Juvenal, Bridgeport. Seller: Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., West Palm Beach, Fla. Property: 465 Amsterdam Ave., Bridgeport. Amount: $113,653. Filed April 13.

FORECLOSURES Aquarion Water Company of Connecticut, et al. Creditor: MTAG Services LLC. Property: 1650 Reservoir Ave., Bridgeport. Foreclosure of tax liens. Filed April 11. Bowers, Kevin, et al. Creditor: U.S. Bank NA, Miamisburg, Ohio. Property: 1392 Chopsey Hill Road, Bridgeport. Mortgage default. Filed April 13. DeFilippo, David, et al. Creditor: U.S. Bank NA, Miamisburg, Ohio. Property: 889 Burnsford Ave., Bridgeport. Mortgage default. Filed April 14. Franklin Credit Corp., et al. Creditor: The Bank of New York Mellon, New York, N.Y. Property: 195 Pennsylvania Ave., Bridgeport. Mortgage default. Filed April 12. French, David, et al. Creditor: Matrix Financial Services Corp., Troy, Mich. Property: 130 Priscilla St., Bridgeport. Mortgage default. Filed April 21. Gage, Kimberly J., et al. Creditor: U.S. Bank NA, Miamisburg, Ohio. Property: 113 Plainview Drive, Stratford. Mortgage default. Filed April 11. Gallagher, William C., et al. Creditor: Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., Columbus, Ohio. Property: 216 Dahl Ave., Stratford. Mortgage default. Filed April 21. Kapral, Joan F., et al. Creditor: Countrywide Home Loans, Tampa, Fla. Property: 386 Huntington Road, Bridgeport. Mortgage default. Filed April 21. Kirkland, Undrea, et al. Creditor: U.S. Bank NA, Miamisburg, Ohio. Property: 448 Willow St., Bridgeport. Mortgage default. Filed April 18.

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FACTS Manucci, Mercia Adriana, et al. Creditor: Suntrust Mortgage Inc., Richmond, Va. Property: 40 Patricia Road, Unit 5, Bridgeport. Delinquent common charges. Filed April 11. McCoy, Floyd M., et al. Creditor: Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., Columbus, Ohio. Property: 16 Marshall Lane, Weston. Mortgage default. Filed April 4. Mitchell, Thompson, et al. Creditor: Citimortage Inc., O’Fallon, Mo. Property: 380 Merritt St., Bridgeport. Mortgage default. Filed April 19. Onore, Joseph, et al. Creditor: U.S. Bank NA, Miamisburg, Ohio. Property: 87-89 Mary Ave., Stratford. Mortgage default. Filed April 15. Reyes, Iris, et al. Creditor: Federal National Mortgage Association, Dallas, Texas. Property: 31 Wessels Ave., Bridgeport. Mortgage default. Filed April 20. Rosado, Jamie, et al. Creditor: Wells Fargo Bank NA, San Antonio, Texas. Property: 95 Rockland Ave., Stratford. Mortgage default. Filed April 15. Santiago, Julio, et al. Creditor: Metlife Home Loans, Bridgeport. Property: 135 Park St., Bridgeport. Mortgage default. Filed April 14. Sheikh, Faiz A., et al. Creditor: Wells Fargo Bank NA, San Antonio, Texas. Property: Unit 404 of Huntington Condominium, Bridgeport. Delinquent common charges. Filed April 15. Williams, Sean E., et al. Creditor: VMF TL1 LLC. Property: 2168-2174 Seaview Ave., Bridgeport. Foreclosure of tax liens. Filed April 21. Young, Robin T., et al. Creditor: Fairfield County Bank, Ridgefield. Property: Lot 9, Map 2769, Wilton. Mortgage default. Filed April 4.

JUDGMENTS Burzynski, Coniprez, Westport. $4,277 in favor of Danielle Joffe, Fairfield, by Martin W. Gitlin, Westport. Property: 30 Pequot Trail, Westport. Filed April 11. Carey, Suzanne, Bridgeport. $11,786 in favor of Capital One Bank USA NA, Richmond, Va., by the Law Offices of Howard Lee Schiff PC, East Hartford. Property: 547 Glendale Ave., Unit G, Bridgeport. Filed April 12. DeMarrais, Caithlin E., Easton. $14,116 in favor of American Express Centurion Bank, Salt Lake City, Utah, by Mark Sank & Associates LLC, Stamford. Property: 22 Mills Lane, Easton. Filed March 21. Espotito, Catherine M., Easton. $767 in favor of Cach LLC, Denver, Colo., by J.A. Cambece Law Firm PC, Beverly, Mass. Property: 15 Wintergreen Drive, Easton. Filed March 28.

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Eznat, Farrah and Roosevelt Eznat, Bridgeport. $1,428 in favor of Standard Security Systems, Bridgeport, by Philip H. Monagan, Waterbury. Property: 30 Dixon St., Bridgeport. Filed April 20.

Slachtosky, Kim L., Stratford. $15,583 in favor of American Express Centurion Bank, Salt Lake City, Utah, by Mark Sank & Associates LLC, Stamford. Property: 245 Cutspring Road, Stratford. Filed April 11.

Fogarty, Sheila G., Easton. $2,295 in favor of Capital One Bank USA NA, Richmond, Va., by London & London, Newington. Property: 18 Chester Road, Easton. Filed March 21.

Stancil, Raymond, Stratford. $774 in favor of Midland Funding LLC, San Diego, Calif., by the Law Offices of Howard Lee Schiff PC, East Hartford. Property: 200 Larkin Court, Stratford. Filed April 21.

Forland, Anne King, Wilton. $624 in favor of Hartley & Parker Limited Inc., Bridgeport, by Berdon, Young & Margolis PC, New Haven. Property: Lots 1 and 2, Map 5179, Wilton. Filed March 21. Forland, Anne King, Wilton. $627 in favor of Eder Brothers Inc., West Haven, by Berdon, Young & Margolis PC, New Haven. Property: Lots 1 and 2, Map 5179, Wilton. Filed March 21. Freitag, Grzegorz, Weston. $29,449 in favor of Cavalry SPV I LLC, Valhalla, N.Y., by Schreiber/Cohen LLC, Wallingford. Property: 7 Tobacco Road, Weston. Filed March 21. Geiger, Frank, Weston. $23,868 in favor of Ring’s End Inc., Darien, by John P. Regan, Stamford. Property: 28 Spring Valley Road, Weston. Filed April 1. Hubany, Robert D., Bridgeport. $1,616 in favor of Cavalry SPV I LLC, Valhalla, N.Y., by Schreiber/Cohen LLC, Wallingford. Property: 10 Beacon Court, Bridgeport. Filed April 19. Lee, Heather, Wilton. $2,998 in favor of Waterfront Capital LLC, Goffstown, N.H., by Schreiber/Cohen LLC, Wallingford. Property: 45 Shadow Lane, Wilton. Filed April 21. Nanobusiness Commercialization Association, et al., Easton. $35,471 in favor of the trustees of University of Penn, Pa., by Donald H. Tamis, Seymour. Property: 62 Marsh Road, Easton. Filed April 18. Norman, Stephen Nash, Westport. $1,881 in favor of A. Gregory Geiger MD, PC, Fairfield, by Joseph P. Latino, Waterbury. Property: 5 Davenport Drive, Westport. Filed April 14. Philipp, Angelina M., Stratford. $4,042 in favor of Main Street Acquisition Corp., Norcross, Ga., by Schreiber/Cohen LLC, Wallingford. Property: 1458 Cutspring Road, Stratford. Filed April 22. Rios, Cesar G., Bridgeport. $4,964 in favor of Main Street Acquisition Corp., Las Vegas, Nev., by Schreiber/Cohen LLC, Wallingford. Property: 444 Oakwood St., Bridgeport. Filed April 13. Roiga, Linda, Weston. $8,800 in favor of Midland Funding LLC, San Diego, Calif., by the Law Offices of Howard Lee Schiff PC, East Hartford. Property: 10 Steep Hill Road, Weston. Filed March 24.

LIENS

FEDERAL TAX LIENSFILED Busek, Charles T., 81 Far Horizon Drive, Easton. $18,496, a tax debt on income earned. Filed April 14. Camp, Julius T., 161 Infield St., Bridgeport. $32,264, a tax debt on income earned. Filed April 21. Forcade, Carlos G., 101 Highfield Road, Wilton. $63,814, a tax debt on income earned. Filed March 28. Harmon, Darryl D., 587 King St., Stratford. $19,139, a tax debt on income earned. Filed April 12. Holloway, Tyrone and R. Brown Holloway, 150 Coe Ave., Stratford. $56,304, a tax debt on income earned. Filed April 11. James, Beau, 14 Ridge Lane, Weston. $8,891, a tax debt on income earned. Filed April 4. Kouvaris, Nicole E., 25 River Road, Apt. 5106, Wilton. $2,435, a tax debt on income earned. Filed April 11. Linver, Mark L., 90 Birch Hill Road, Weston. $55,177, a tax debt on income earned. Filed March 28. Masri, Nabil, 15 Green Farms Road, Easton. $33,125, failure to collect or pay tax penalty. Filed April 7. Moeller, Beth and Edward R. Moeller, 29 Sue Terrace, Westport. $60,464, a tax debt on income earned. Filed April 12. Omni Engineering LLC, 1730 Commerce Drive, Suite J, Bridgeport. $166,859, failure to file correct information tax penalty. Filed April 21. Petrus, Nina and Andrew Prophet, 45 Queens Ave., Stratford. $58,986, a tax debt on income earned. Filed April 12. Ramos, Joseph C., 226 Breakers Lane, Stratford. $30,630, a tax debt on income earned. Filed April 12. Shrair, Gerald, 4 Brookwood Lane, Weston. $12,076, a tax debt on income earned. Filed March 28.

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FIGURES Smith, Lisa and Matthew Smith, 16 Rolling Ridge Road, Wilton. $29,386, a tax debt on income earned. Filed April 11. TNC US Holdings Inc., 40 Danbury Road, Wilton. $425, quarterly payroll taxes. Filed April 4. Tyler, Terrence, 15 Greenfield Drive, Weston. $47,306, a tax debt on income earned. Filed April 4. Usher, Hazel G. and Gerald Shrair, 4 Brookwood Lane, Weston. $12,076, a tax debt on income earned. Filed March 29.

FEDERAL TAX LIENSRELEASED Drabkin, Naomi, 18 Evergreen Parkway, Westport. $28,197, a tax debt on income earned. Filed April 19. Giulanos Music Center LLC, 351 Post Road, Darien. $488, payroll taxes. Filed April 18. Johnson, Kelvin, 175 Eaton St., Bridgeport. $7,049, a tax debt on income earned. Filed April 12. Levine, Barbara and Steven Levine, 16 Taylor Lane, Westport. $125,379, a tax debt on income earned. Filed April 19. London, Eileen G., 1 Hills Lane, Westport. $17,116, a tax debt on income earned. Filed April 11. Naeem, Naushin and Naeem Sarfraz, 41 Norfield Woods Road, Weston. $87,973, a tax debt on income earned. Filed March 21. Pacilio, Ann Marie and Thomas Pacilio, 60 Clapboard Hill Road, Westport. $67,524, a tax debt on income earned. Filed April 11. Shewitz, Pamela and Kenneth Shewitz, 28 Fawn Ridge Lane, Wilton. $28,323, a tax debt on income earned. Filed April 11. Yoney, Gerald J., 160 Far Horizons Drive, Easton. $68,724, civil proceeding, tax. Filed March 22.

MECHANIC’S LIENSFILED Dooley, Jane and Michael Dooley, Wilton. Filed by Strazza Building & Construction Inc., Wilton, by Ralph Strazza Jr. Property: 46 Pheasant Run, Wilton. Amount: $136,567. Filed April 11. Interstate Lakeland Lumber Corp., Greenwich. Filed by Strazza Building & Construction Inc., Wilton, by Ralph Strazza Jr. Property: 46 Pheasant Run, Wilton. Amount: $38,860. Filed April 12.

Mald, Susan Baron, Weston. Filed by Cornerstone Custom Design Inc., Weston, by Peter T. Liquori. Property: 147 Old Hud Road Extension, Weston. Amount: $8,162. Filed April 15. Martin, Victoria L. and Jeffrey Jacobs, Wilton. Filed by Sunburst Pipe & Heating Inc., Ridgefield, by Thomas Gartrell. Property: 165 and 167 Drum Hill Road, Wilton. Amount: $6,896. Filed April 8. Sardarian, Arkady and Anny Sardarian, Westport. Filed by American Builders and Contractors Supply Company Inc., West Haven, by Stephen Parker Jr. Property: 11 Vineyard Lane, Westport. Amount: $11,797. Filed April 19.

MECHANIC’S LIENSRELEASED 18 Euclid Avenue LLC, Weston. Released by Robert Storm Architects, Westport, by Robert Storm. Property: 22 Warnock Road, Westport. Amount: $3,150. Filed April 19. East End Redevelopment LLC, Bridgeport. Released by New Conception Contractors LLC, Trumbull, by Alton Goncalves. Property: 1793-1827 Stratford Ave., Bridgeport. Amount: $56,518. Filed April 14.

LIS PENDENS 397 Washington Avenue LLC, et al., Bridgeport. Filed by The Law Office of Juda J. Epstein, Bridgeport, for Benchmark Municipal Tax Services Ltd. Property: 397 North Washington Ave., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on tax liens levied by the city of Bridgeport and take immediate possession of the premises. Filed April 18. ACG Contracting LLC, et al., Bridgeport. Filed by Gesmonde, Pietrosimone & Sgrignari LLC, Hamden, for Arbon Equipment Corp. Property: Lots 66, 67, 68, 69, 70 and 71, Alex St., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a mechanic’s lien and take possession of the liened premises. Filed April 14. Ahmed, Towhid, et al., Bridgeport. Filed by Hunt, Leibert & Jacobsen PC, Hartford, for Salem Five Mortgage Company LLC. Property: 110 Asylum St., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $92,000, dated March 2009. Filed April 12. Aitken, Beverly, et al., Bridgeport. Filed by Leopold & Associates, Stamford, for U.S. Bank NA, trustee, Salt Lake City, Utah. Property: 1166-1168 Reservoir Ave., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $107,250, dated December 1999. Filed April 12.

Akhundzadeh, Roozbeh, et al., Westport. Filed by Hunt, Leibert & Jacobsen PC, Hartford, for Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., Salt Lake City, Utah. Property: 220 Riverside Ave., Unit 4B, Westport. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $620,000, dated March 2006. Filed April 14. Alarcon, Gloria, et al., Bridgeport. Filed by Bendett and McHugh PC, Farmington, for U.S. Bank NA, trustee, Salt Lake City, Utah. Property: 532 Gregory St., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $288,750, dated June 2007. Filed April 14. Alcocer, Raul, et al., Bridgeport. Filed by Hunt, Leibert & Jacobsen PC, Hartford, for U.S. Bank NA, trustee, Salt Lake City, Utah. Property: 130-132 Lorraine St., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $396,865, dated June 2005. Filed April 18. Barone, Gabrielle, et al., Bridgeport. Filed by Kapusta, Otzel & Averaimo, Milford, for Nationstar Mortgage LLC, Lewisville, Texas. Property: 50 Alice St., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $125,923, dated July 2003. Filed April 12. Beatty, Sasha N., et al., Stratford. Filed by Hunt, Leibert & Jacobsen PC, Hartford, for M&T Bank, Buffalo, N.Y. Property: 41 Reed St., Stratford. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $307,949, dated August 2011. Filed April 15. Black, Gilbert H., et al., Bridgeport. Filed by The Law Office of Juda J. Epstein, Bridgeport, for the Water Pollution Control Authority for the city of Bridgeport. Property: Unit F-2 of Rivers Edge Condominium, Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a condominium lien for delinquent common charges and assessments and take immediate possession of the premises. Filed April 11. Bova, Heather, et al., Easton. Filed by Bendett and McHugh PC, Farmington, for Bank of America NA, Charlotte, N.C. Property: 30 Magellan Lane, Easton. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount. Dated January 2006. Filed March 29. Burrell, Veronica, et al., Bridgeport. Filed by The Witherspoon Law Offices, Farmington, for Nationwide Advantage Mortgage Co., Des Moines, Iowa. Property: 73 Imperial St., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $180,000, dated December 2005. Filed April 12. Caruso, Joseph, et al., Easton. Filed by Bendett and McHugh PC, Farmington, for JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, Columbus, Ohio. Property: 30 Beers Road, Easton. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount. Dated March 2013. Filed March 23.


FACTS Coletta, Carolyn J., et al., Easton. Filed by Bendett and McHugh PC, Farmington, for Wells Fargo Bank NA, Frederick, Md. Property: 31 Kachele St., Easton. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount. Dated April 2007. Filed March 28. Colette, Susan, et al., Easton. Filed by Leopold & Associates, Stamford, for Wells Fargo Bank NA, Frederick, Md. Property: 151 Adams Road, Easton. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount. Dated October 2003. Filed April 6. Contreras, Netty, et al., Bridgeport. Filed by Leopold & Associates, Stamford, for Wells Fargo Bank NA, Frederick, Md. Property: 509-511 Ogden St., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount dated January 2012. Filed April 12. Curtis, John E., et al., Easton. Filed by Bendett and McHugh PC, Farmington, for Bank of America NA, Charlotte, N.C. Property: 35 Flat Rock Road, Easton. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount. Dated January 2006. Filed April 13. Da Cruz, Fernando C., et al., Bridgeport. Filed by Bendett and McHugh PC, Farmington, for U.S. Bank NA, trustee, Salt Lake City, Utah. Property: 139 Ezra St., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $254,000, dated July 2006. Filed April 14. Denis, Thomas St., et al., Weston. Filed by Hunt, Leibert & Jacobsen PC, Hartford, for Wilmington Trust Co., Wilmington, Del. Property: 5 Dillon Pass, Weston. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $460,000, dated June 2007. Filed March 22. Desrosiers, Marie L., Bridgeport. Filed by Hunt, Leibert & Jacobsen PC, Hartford, for HSBC Bank USA NA, Buffalo, N.Y. Property: 640 Laurel Ave., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $204,250, dated April 2006. Filed April 13. England, Latrovia, et al., Bridgeport. Filed by Carmody, Torrance, Sandak & Hennessey LLP, New Haven, for Webster Bank NA, Waterbury. Property: 449 Saunders Ave., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $195,000, dated May 2007. Filed April 13. Ericksson, Sandra, Leslie, et al., Easton. Filed by Bendett and McHugh PC, Farmington, for Nationstar Mortgage LLC, Lewisville, Texas. Property: 93 Staples Road, Easton. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount. Dated July 2009. Filed March 24.

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Estemil, Marck E., et al., Stratford. Filed by Bendett and McHugh PC, Farmington, for Wilmington Trust Co., Wilmington, Del. Property: 287 Roosevelt Ave., Stratford. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $179,655, dated January 2008. Filed April 15.

Katsuhiko, Yokoi, et al., Westport. Filed by Bendett and McHugh PC, Farmington, for Wells Fargo Bank NA, Frederick, Md. Property: 153 Compo Road North, Westport. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $546,000, dated January 2006. Filed April 18.

Everlith, Jeremy D., et al., Bridgeport. Filed by The Witherspoon Law Offices, Farmington, for Nationwide Advantage Mortgage Co., Des Moines, Iowa. Property: 535 Merritt St., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $89,500, dated February 2000. Filed April 12.

Kelly, Lisa and Francis E. Kelly, et al., Stratford. Filed by Marinosci Law Group PC, Warwick, R.I., for Nationstar Mortgage LLC, Lewisville, Texas. Property: 85 Ruby Lane, Stratford. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $394,108, dated September 2010. Filed April 13.

Fonseca, Idalina, Wilton. Filed by Hunt, Leibert & Jacobsen PC, Hartford, for Wells Fargo Bank NA, Frederick, Md. Property: 73 Cherry Lane, Wilton. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $300,000, dated March 2005. Filed April 6.

Lopez, Juan, et al., Bridgeport. Filed by The Law Office of Juda J. Epstein, Bridgeport, for Benchmark Municipal Tax Services Ltd. Property: 1555 Stratford Ave., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on tax liens levied by the city of Bridgeport and take immediate possession of the premises. Filed April 18.

Gomes Jr., Armindo, et al., Bridgeport. Filed by Zeldes, Needle & Cooper PC, Bridgeport, for Dellwood Gardens Condominium Association Inc. Property: 50 Greenhouse Road, Unit 25C, Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on an association lien for delinquent common charges and assessments and take immediate possession of the premises. Filed April 13.

MAB Enterprises LP, Bridgeport. Filed by The Law Office of Juda J. Epstein, Bridgeport, for the Water Pollution Control Authority for the city of Bridgeport. Property: 339-341 Beechmont Ave., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a sewer-use lien for nonpayment of sewer-use charges. Filed April 18.

Hill, Michael W., et al., Bridgeport. Filed by The Law Office of Juda J. Epstein, Bridgeport, for Merritt Medical Center Owners Corp. Property: 3715 Main St., Suite 409, Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a statutory lien for delinquent common charges and assessments and take immediate possession of the premises. Filed April 11. Hill, Tonya, et al., Stratford. Filed by Hunt, Leibert & Jacobsen PC, Hartford, for U.S. Bank NA, trustee, Salt Lake City, Utah. Property: 728-730 Sedgewick Ave., Stratford. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $300,302, dated April 2007. Filed April 12. Hubbard, Fay C. and Michael A. Roberts, et al., Bridgeport. Filed by The Law Office of Juda J. Epstein, Bridgeport, for the Water Pollution Control Authority for the city of Bridgeport. Property: 125 Ezra St., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a sewer-use lien for nonpayment of sewer-use charges. Filed April 11. Iron Shields Investment LLC, Weston. Filed by Halloran & Sage LLP, Hartford, for Weston Gun Club Inc., Weston. Property: 270 E. Godfrey Road, Weston. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $350,000, dated April 2014. Filed April 13. Kandybowicz, Irene, Bridgeport. Filed by The Law Office of Juda J. Epstein, Bridgeport, for Benchmark Municipal Tax Services Ltd. Property: 131 Vought Place, Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a statutory lien for delinquent common charges and assessments and take immediate possession of the premises. Filed April 18.

MacIntyre, Donald R., et al., Wilton. Filed by Hunt, Leibert & Jacobsen PC, Hartford, for U.S. Bank NA, trustee, Salt Lake City, Utah. Property: 11 Freshwater Lane, Wilton. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $359,650, dated August 2005. Filed April 11. Madar, Hajnalka, et al., Bridgeport. Filed by Bendett and McHugh PC, Farmington, for U.S. Bank NA, trustee, Salt Lake City, Utah. Property: 94 Wedgewood Place, Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $260,000, dated June 2006. Filed April 14. Martin, Clyde, et al., Bridgeport. Filed by Hunt, Leibert & Jacobsen PC, Hartford, for U.S. Bank NA, trustee, Salt Lake City, Utah. Property: 126 Edgemoor Road, Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $301,600, dated September 2006. Filed April 14. Martinez, Edys B., et al., Stratford. Filed by Hunt, Leibert & Jacobsen PC, Hartford, for Selene Finance LP. Property: 166 Orange St., Stratford. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $315,309, dated August 2008. Filed April 15. Mathurn, Monique, et al., Bridgeport. Filed by The Law Office of Juda J. Epstein, Bridgeport, for the Water Pollution Control Authority for the city of Bridgeport. Property: 159-161 Sampson St., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a sewer-use lien for nonpayment of sewer-use charges. Filed April 11.

FIGURES Mattei, Antonio, et al., Bridgeport. Filed by The Law Office of Juda J. Epstein, Bridgeport, for the Water Pollution Control Authority for the city of Bridgeport. Property: 50 Lawn St., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a sewer-use lien for nonpayment of sewer-use charges. Filed April 18. Mojica, Miguel A., Bridgeport. Filed by Hunt, Leibert & Jacobsen PC, Hartford, for Pingora Loan Servicing LLC. Property: 99 Fairview Avenue Extension, Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $149,339, dated September 2014. Filed April 12. Niche, Paul M., et al., Wilton. Filed by Bendett and McHugh PC, Farmington, for Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., Salt Lake City, Utah. Property: 56 Grumman Hill Road, Wilton. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount. Dated February 2001. Filed April 7. Norman-Rosedam, Kimberly, et al., Bridgeport. Filed by The Law Office of Juda J. Epstein, Bridgeport, for the Water Pollution Control Authority for the city of Bridgeport. Property: 275-279 Davenport St., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a sewer-use lien for nonpayment of sewer-use charges. Filed April 11. Ortiz, Jesus, Stratford. Filed by Hunt, Leibert & Jacobsen PC, Hartford, for Wells Fargo Bank NA, Frederick, Md. Property: 30 Priscilla Lane, Stratford. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $124,600, dated January 2006. Filed April 12. Ortiz, Jesus, Stratford. Filed by Hunt, Leibert & Jacobsen PC, Hartford, for The Bank of New York Mellon, New York, N.Y. Property: 450 River Road, Stratford. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $580,000, dated August 2005. Filed April 15. Owens, Troy, et al., Bridgeport. Filed by Hunt, Leibert & Jacobsen PC, Hartford, for U.S. Bank NA, trustee, Salt Lake City, Utah. Property: 246-248 Carroll Ave., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $263,000, dated November 2007. Filed April 14. Papaelias, Amy, et al., Bridgeport. Filed by Halloran & Sage LLP, Hartford, for Connecticut Housing Finance Authority, Rocky Hill. Property: Unit 1302 of The Lofts on Lafayette Condominium, Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $161,900, dated February 2010. Filed April 12. Papcun, Michael T., et al., Stratford. Filed by Hunt, Leibert & Jacobsen PC, Hartford, for Pennymac Holdings LLC. Property: 326 Thompson St., Stratford. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $84,670, dated July 2002. Filed April 15.

Papell, Virginia, et al., Bridgeport. Filed by The Law Office of Juda J. Epstein, Bridgeport, for Benchmark Municipal Tax Services Ltd. Property: 1859-1861 E. Main St., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on tax liens levied by the city of Bridgeport and take immediate possession of the premises. Filed April 18. Perry, Lawrence Scott, et al., Weston. Filed by Leopold & Associates, Stamford, for HSBC Bank USA NA, Buffalo, N.Y. Property: 43 Valley Forge Road, Weston. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $750,000, dated April 2009. Filed April 8. Peterkin, Ian, et al., Bridgeport. Filed by Zeldes, Needle & Cooper PC, Bridgeport, for Madison Heights Condominium Association Inc., Bridgeport. Property: 3370 Madison Ave., Unit 11-A, Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on an association lien for delinquent common charges and assessments and take immediate possession of the premises. Filed April 18. Queens Grant Limited Partnership, et al., Bridgeport. Filed by The Law Office of Juda J. Epstein, Bridgeport, for Benchmark Municipal Tax Services Ltd. Property: 73 Williston St., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on tax liens levied by the city of Bridgeport and take immediate possession of the premises. Filed April 18. Quinto, Vincent, et al., Bridgeport. Filed by The Law Office of Juda J. Epstein, Bridgeport, for Benchmark Municipal Tax Services Ltd. Property: 120 Huntington Turnpike, Unit 210, Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on tax liens levied by the city of Bridgeport and take immediate possession of the premises. Filed April 18. Reasor, Emmanuel, Bridgeport. Filed by The Law Office of Juda J. Epstein, Bridgeport, for The Bridgeport Wilmot Apartments Inc., Bridgeport. Property: 580 Wilmot Ave., Unit 1, Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a sewer-use lien for nonpayment of sewer-use charges. Filed April 11.

Sarmiento, Manuel, et al., Bridgeport. Filed by Bendett and McHugh PC, Farmington, for HSBC Bank USA NA, Buffalo, N.Y. Property: 59-61 Roosevelt St., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $292,687, dated May 2007. Filed April 14. Silva, Ann Kelly, et al., Bridgeport. Filed by Hunt, Leibert & Jacobsen PC, Hartford, for Bank of America NA, Charlotte, N.C. Property: 47 Sherwood Ave., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $90,000, dated April 2008. Filed April 11. Valencia Island LLC, et al., Bridgeport. Filed by The Law Office of Juda J. Epstein, Bridgeport, for Benchmark Municipal Tax Services Ltd. Property: 74 Circular Ave., Unit 2-B, Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on tax liens levied by the city of Bridgeport and take immediate possession of the premises. Filed April 18. Valencia Island LLC, et al., Bridgeport. Filed by The Law Office of Juda J. Epstein, Bridgeport, for Grover’s Common II Condominium Association Inc., Bridgeport. Property: 74 Circular Ave., Unit 2-B, Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a statutory lien for delinquent common charges and assessments and take immediate possession of the premises. Filed April 18. Valencia Island LLC, et al., Bridgeport. Filed by The Law Office of Juda J. Epstein, Bridgeport, for Benchmark Municipal Tax Services Ltd. Property: 3245 Main St., Unit 203, Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on tax liens levied by the city of Bridgeport and take immediate possession of the premises. Filed April 18. Waikele Properties Corp., et al., Bridgeport. Filed by The Law Office of Juda J. Epstein, Bridgeport, for Benchmark Municipal Tax Services Ltd. Property: 239-241 Olive St., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on tax liens levied by the city of Bridgeport and take immediate possession of the premises. Filed April 18.

Rivera, Limarie, et al., Bridgeport. Filed by Hunt, Leibert & Jacobsen PC, Hartford, for Carrington Mortgage Services LLC. Property: 74-76 Charles St., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $243,600, dated May 2008. Filed April 14.

Waikele Properties Corp., et al., Bridgeport. Filed by The Law Office of Juda J. Epstein, Bridgeport, for Benchmark Municipal Tax Services Ltd. Property: 169 Sheridan St., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on tax liens levied by the city of Bridgeport and take immediate possession of the premises. Filed April 18.

Rodney, Deanne P., Bridgeport. Filed by Hunt, Leibert & Jacobsen PC, Hartford, for Connecticut Housing Finance Authority, Rocky Hill. Property: 1130 Laurel Ave., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $313,500, dated August 2005. Filed April 14.

Waikele Properties LLC, et al., Bridgeport. Filed by The Law Office of Juda J. Epstein, Bridgeport, for Benchmark Municipal Tax Services Ltd. Property: 1185 Iranistan Ave., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on tax liens levied by the city of Bridgeport and take immediate possession of the premises. Filed April 18.

Rodriguez, Luz and Oscar Rodriguez, Bridgeport. Filed by Halloran & Sage LLP, Hartford, for AM Solutions LLC. Property: Lots 39 and 40, Tesiny Ave., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $50,800, dated July 2006. Filed April 12.

Wiley, Daniel A., et al., Stratford. Filed by Bendett and McHugh PC, Farmington, for JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, Columbus, Ohio. Property: 202 Columbus Ave., Stratford. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $157,102, dated March 2010. Filed April 13.

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FACTS Williams, Irene E., et al., Bridgeport. Filed by Hunt, Leibert & Jacobsen PC, Hartford, for JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, Columbus, Ohio. Property: Unit 102 of Eastwood Condominium, Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $56,260, dated November 1999. Filed April 14. Williams, Terrence, et al., Bridgeport. Filed by Ivey, Barnum & O’Mara LLC, Greenwich, for The Bank of New York Mellon, New York, N.Y. Property: 15 East Way, Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $258,400, dated October 2004. Filed April 12.

Connecticut Properties & Management LLC, Bridgeport, by Mario Fajardo. Lender: Connecticut Lending Partners LLC, Stamford. Property: 215 Garfield Ave., Bridgeport. Amount: $80,000. Filed April 21. Creston Capital LLC, Stratford, by James Dawes. Lender: Pinnacle Financial Services LLC, Stratford. Property: 935 Whippoorwill Lane, Stratford. Amount: $205,000. Filed April 21. Creston Capital LLC, Stratford, by James Dawes. Lender: Pinnacle Financial Services LLC, Stratford. Property: 94 Woodend Road, Stratford. Amount: $130,000. Filed April 21.

Wright, Colleen, et al., Bridgeport. Filed by The Law Office of Juda J. Epstein, Bridgeport, for Benchmark Municipal Tax Services Ltd. Property: 935-B William St., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on tax liens levied by the city of Bridgeport and take immediate possession of the premises. Filed April 18.

DwellMass I LLC, Branford, by Mario Massimino. Lender: First Boston Construction Holdings LLC, Quincy, Mass. Property: 180 Milne St., 93-95 Oxford St., 50 Jane St., 210 Sixth St., 196 Putnam St., 189 Smith St., 140 Center St., 2442 Main St. and 117 Clifford St., Bridgeport. Amount: $1 million. Filed April 19.

Yvonne, Karwowski, et al., Bridgeport. Filed by Bendett and McHugh PC, Farmington, for Wells Fargo Bank NA, Frederick, Md. Property: 132 Kennedy Drive, Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $144,000, dated March 2006. Filed April 12.

E P L Enterprises LLC, Monroe, by Erik P. Lindstrom. Lender: Union Savings Bank, Danbury. Property: 48 Clinton Ave., Westport. Amount: $500,000. Filed April 18.

Zumstag, Barbara L., et al., Bridgeport. Filed by Hunt, Leibert & Jacobsen PC, Hartford, for Wells Fargo Bank NA, Frederick, Md. Property: 80 Cartright St., Unit 6K, Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $202,500, dated May 2006. Filed April 14.

MORTGAGES 27 Westfair Drive LLC, Fairfield, by Harold Platz. Lender: First Boston Construction Holdings LLC, Quincy, Mass. Property: 27 Westfair Drive, Westport. Amount: $1.1 million. Filed April 12. 3787 Main Street Realty LLC, Bridgeport, by Pamela Hinton. Lender: People’s United Bank NA, Bridgeport. Property: 3787 Main St., Bridgeport. Amount: $835,000. Filed April 19. 3787 Main Street Realty LLC, Bridgeport, by Pamela Hinton. Lender: People’s United Bank NA, Bridgeport. Property: 3787 Main St., Bridgeport. Amount: $64,400. Filed April 19. 389 Catherine LLC, New Rochelle, N.Y., by Edo Dostal. Lender: James A. Ellison, Milford. Property: 49-51 Orange St., Bridgeport. Amount: $100,000. Filed April 15. 390-392 Danbury Road Associates LLC, Wilton, by Brian McArdel. Lender: M&T Bank, Buffalo, N.Y. Property: 390-392 Danbury Road, Wilton. Amount: $1.7 million. Filed March 31.

Eaton Investments LLC, Stratford, by Stephen A. Eaton Jr. Lender: Lendinghome Funding Corp., San Francisco, Calif. Property: 42 Otis St., Stratford. Amount: $192,500. Filed April 21. Finish Touch LLC, Bridgeport, by Eder R. Souza. Lender: Secure Capital Group LLC, Stratford. Property: 265 Linen Ave., Bridgeport. Amount: $105,000. Filed April 11. Grinnell Properties LLC, Stamford, by Jeffrey S. Grinnell. Lender: Savings Bank of Danbury, Danbury. Property: 373 Ellsworth St., Bridgeport. Amount: $252,450. Filed April 14. JCW Real Estate LLC, Bridgeport, by Yejun Wei. Lender: The Guilford Savings Bank, Guilford. Property: 210-212 Pearl St., Bridgeport. Amount: $225,000. Filed April 21. Maple Hospitality LLC, Weston, by John Eoanou. Lender: United Management LLC, Fairfield. Property: 1 Twin Oak Lane, Weston. Amount: $300,000. Filed April 1. MFL Real Estate LLC, Newtown, by Michael F. Lindquist. Lender: Fairfield County Bank, Ridgefield. Property: 658 Danbury Road, Wilton. Amount: $2 million. Filed March 29. Property Renovations LLC, Trumbull, by Patrick J. Burdo. Lender: Mark A. Garamella, Shelton. Property: 171 Morningside Terrace, Stratford. Amount: $225,000. Filed April 12. Shukie Holdings LLC, Newtown, by James S. Shukie. Lender: Newtown Savings Bank, Newtown. Property: 534-538 Post Road East, Westport. Amount: $175,000. Filed April 12.

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Two Gryphons Three Graces LLC, Westport, by Debra C. Hertz. Lender: Morgan Stanley Private Bank NA, Mount Laurel, N.J. Property: 25 Greenbrier Road, Westport. Amount: $1.2 million. Filed April 13.

NEW BUSINESSES Abadae Counseling, 5 Danbury Road, Wilton 06897, c/o Thomas Brown. Filed April 18. Absolute Improvements, 316 Colorado Ave., Bridgeport 06605, c/o Fernando Morales. Filed April 13. All 4 Seasons Home Improvement, 45 Margaret Circle, Stratford 06614, c/o Massimiliano Torri. Filed April 12. Antioch Baptist USA Organization, 917 William St., Apt. A, Bridgeport 06608, c/o Manston B. Totimeh. Filed April 12. Bel Vie Home Improvement, 262 Roger Williams Road, Bridgeport 06610, c/o Pierre P. Leonard. Filed April 15. BR Forwarding, 930 Madison Ave., Bridgeport 06606, c/o John Tartaglia and Demetrio Ayala. Filed April 21. Brewport Brewing Co., 355 Warren St., Bridgeport 06606, c/o Brewport LLC. Filed April 18. Callaway Consultants, 137 Elm St., Fairfield 06824, c/o Virginia L. Thompson. Filed April 22. Caridad Restaurant LLC, 871 Noble Ave., Bridgeport 06608, c/o Maria Torres. Filed April 22. Caridad Restaurant LLC, 1148 E. Main St., Bridgeport 06608, c/o Maria Torres. Filed April 22. Champion Maintenance Services, 301 Commerce Drive, Fairfield 06825, c/o Peter DiDomenico. Filed April 5. Connecticut Commercial Services, 201 Anthony St., Apt. 105, Bridgeport 06605, c/o Wanda I. Morales. Filed April 13. Craft Kitchen & Bar, 5 River Road, Wilton 06897, c/o Cristina Ramirez. Filed March 24. De Lime Restoration, 258 Olive St., Bridgeport 06604, c/o Roger De Lima. Filed April 18. DLNS - Animal Rescue, 51 Alpine St., Bridgeport 06610, c/o Glen Roy Douglas and Neville Douglas. Filed April 11. Dymchyk Accessories, 2648 Main St., Apt. A6, Bridgeport 06606, c/o Latoya Williams. Filed April 22. Ely Liquor Store LLC, 1157 E. Main St., Bridgeport 06610, c/o Ely Pena. Filed April 14.

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FIGURES Empress Nikki Cuts and Styles, 1631 Reservoir Ave., Bridgeport 06606, c/o Nekeya S. Martin. Filed April 19. Exodus Pointing, 421 Bishop Ave., Bridgeport 06610, c/o Rudolph Palmer. Filed April 19. Face Boutique Consignment, 840 North Ave., Bridgeport 06604, c/o Jarilda A. Branco. Filed April 18. Hand In Hand, 64 Poplar St., Bridgeport 06605, c/o Joan Williams. Filed April 13. Henders Construction, 69 Commercial St., Bridgeport 06606, c/o Erick Henderson Mejia Espinoza. Filed April 20. HM Remodeling, 2480 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield 06825, c/o LB&O LLC. Filed April 11. Hoffman Insurance Agency, 152 Danbury Road, Wilton 06897, c/o Georgann Hoffman. Filed April 19. Home Sweet Remodeling, 294 Burnsford Ave., Bridgeport 06606, c/o Franca Antonelli. Filed April 11. Hoyden Upholstery LLC, 480 Barnum Ave., Fourth floor, Bridgeport 06608, c/o Simone Alves Moura. Filed April 20. Jasker Services LLC, 159 Heather Lane, Wilton 06897, c/o Keshar Nath. Filed April 4. Just Madras LLC, 1903 Post Road, Fairfield 06824, c/o Kimberly Hoag. Filed April 4. Justice Liquor, 53 Trumbull Ave., Bridgeport 06606, c/o Chirag Patel. Filed April 22. Kitchens and Baths By Freddy Mac, 73 Sturges Ridge Road, Wilton 06897, c/o Frederico V. Macalino. Filed March 31. Kool Smyle PC, 754 Clinton Ave., Bridgeport 06606, c/o Naeem A. Mian. Filed April 20. Lisboa Carpentry LLC, 171 Savoy St., Bridgeport 06606, c/o Genivaldo R. De Lisboa and Carlos Alberto B. Zamoras. Filed April 20. Look At You Academy, 840 State St., Bridgeport 06604, c/o Aleana A. McCoy. Filed April 12. Look At You Hair Salon LLC, 840 State St., Bridgeport 06604, c/o Aleana A. McCoy. Filed April 12. Luci Forma, 45 Tunxis Hill Road, Apt. 1, Fairfield 06825, c/o James Conathan. Filed April 4. M & D Skin Care LLC, 113 Thunder Lake Road, Wilton 06897, c/o Michael P. Noona. Filed March 28.

McCullough’s Alabaster Box, 228 Ridgefield Ave., Bridgeport 06610, c/o Geraldine McCullough. Filed April 12.

Tulips Nail Spa, 35 Danbury Road, Wilton 06897, c/o Yan Xue. Filed April 6.

Michael Staropoli, 1555 Post Road East, Westport 06880, c/o Michael Staropoli. Filed April 13.

Volvo Cars Westport, 556 Post Road East, Westport 06880, c/o Paula Callari. Filed April 15.

Modern Janitorial Services, 1300 Post Road, Suite 5, Fairfield 06824, c/o FR8Advisor. Filed April 19.

Xavier Drywall LLC, 339 Charles St., Bridgeport 06606, c/o Jose Carlos Xavier. Filed April 20.

Molly Maid of Fairfield, 454 Tunxis Hill Road, Fairfield 06825, c/o Marcus M. Sobol. Filed April 15.

PATENTS

Mr. Handyman of Greater Fairfield County, 2480 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield 06825, c/o LB&O LLC. Filed April 11.

Animated display badge. Patent no. 9,295,308 issued to Paul Zalon, Fairfield. Assigned to Spark Studios LLC, Fairfield.

MyEyeDr, 877 Post Road East, Westport 06880, c/o Myeyedr Optometry of Connecticut LLC. Filed April 20.

Brush handle. Patent no. D754,976 issued to William Harrington, Charlestown, R.I.; James M. Buckley, New Hartford; and John A. Triunfo, Fairfield. Assigned to Unger Marketing International LLC, Bridgeport.

MyEyeDr, 1482 Post Road, Fairfield 06824, c/o Artis Beatty OD. Filed April 19. Next Wireless, 2855 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport 06605, c/o Harbinder Somlok. Filed April 11. Northrop Yacht Sales, 100 Compo Cove, Westport 06880, c/o Jeff A. Northrop. Filed April 21. On Time Services, 5 Sanrand Place, Stratford 06614, c/o Roshane Walters. Filed April 14. Pat Sullivan Design, 159 Kings Drive, Fairfield 06825, c/o Pat Scully. Filed April 22. Phone or More Barber & Beauty Salon LLC, 44 Wood Ave., Bridgeport 06610, c/o Niddia Alexander. Filed April 11. Pure Touch Massage Therapy, 287 Pansy Road, Fairfield 06824, c/o Arnela J. Tenmeer. Filed April 5. Quick Stop Quality Cleaners, 24 Danbury Road, Wilton 06897, c/o Kai Bun Lam. Filed April 4. Signature Stone & Marble Co., 92 Howard Ave., Bridgeport 06605, c/o Valerie Iacono. Filed April 19. Star Wood Floors LLC, 275 Clark St., Bridgeport 06606, c/o Reginaldo Dos Santos. Filed April 20. The Brownstone, 142 Main St., Second floor, Westport 06880, c/o The Brownstone Traders Group LLC. Filed April 13. The Panacea Players, 254 Woodside Circle, Fairfield 06825, c/o Andrea Pane. Filed April 7. Treasure Home Care, 468 Clark St., Bridgeport 06606, c/o Angeline Keene. Filed April 19.

Low-profile surgical access devices with anchoring. Patent no. 9,289,233 issued to Ralph Stearns, Bozrah; Kurt Azarbarzin, Fairfield; and James R. Parys, Cheshire. Assigned to SurgiQuest Inc., Milford. Pencil sharpener. Patent no. D755,289 issued to Stuart D. Farnworth, Westport. Assigned to Acme United Corp., Fairfield. Photoresist removal. Patent no. 9,256,134 issued to David W. Minsek, New Milford; Melissa K. Rath, Danbury; David D. Bernhard, Kooskia, Ind.; and Thomas H. Baum, New Fairfield. Assigned to Advanced Technology Materials Inc., Danbury. Rotor brake. Patent no. 9,243,675 issued to Michael Babu, Fairfield; Yuriy Gmirya, Woodbridge; and Justin Gouveia, Monroe. Assigned to Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford. Smart antenna. Patent no. 9,306,294 issued to Keith Charette, Fairfield; Yongchun Zheng, Newtown; and Chris Miller, Kent. Assigned to Ventus Networks LLC, Norwalk. System for social media tag extraction. Patent no. 9,325,660 issued to David J. Ives, Southport; James H. Hayter, Monroe; Maxim Oei, Stratford; and David B. Seltzer, Westport. Assigned to TVEyes Inc., Fairfield. System for surgical insufflation and gas recirculation. Patent no. 9,295,490 issued Ralph Stearns, Bozrah; Kurt Azarbarzin, Fairfield; and Timothy J. Nolan, South Salem. Assigned to SurgiQuest Inc., Milford. Systems and methods for transmitting information, alerts, and/ or comments to participants based on location information. Patent no. 9,306,898 issued to David Ross, Westport; and Charles Taylor, Fairfield. Assigned to Jingle Technologies LLC, Westport.


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