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June and December) and tail off (January), mom still wins the bouquet. A week before what she termed “probably the busiest days we have all year,” Sandy Nielsen Baumann, granddaughter to the Danish and Irish immigrants who founded the business 70 years ago, said an additional 10 drivers are needed for Mother’s

ridgeport preschoolers and parents could benefit from recent Connecticut Legislature approvals that advanced major early childhood legislation, taking the state a step closer to universal access to preschools. The desks may be tiny, but officials including Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch, see big paybacks for business, “because it keeps parents at their jobs.” Through the legislation, a $13.8 million budget for fiscal year 2015 would provide funding to begin phasing in 1,020 preschool slots, increase per-child rate payments by 3 percent and establish a statewide office for early childhood. Gov. Dannel Malloy is expected to sign the bills into law in the coming weeks, according to a written statement. About $5.8 million will go to increase the “early care and education quality” programs by establishing a rating and improvement system and increasing the frequency of licensing inspections. Funding will increase by $3 million for Care 4 Kids, a program sponsored by the state’s Department of Social Services, based on caseload projects. The 1,020 preschool slots will be allocated based on need. Through a competitive process, the governor will determine which schools get the slots. Over the years, about 1,593 slots have been filled in Bridgeport through the statefunded school readiness program, which provides money to schools and communities that have met specific guidelines for

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SPRING CAME COLD AND LATE this year, but Mother’s Day is May 11 and Nielsen’s Florist and Garden Shop at 1405 Boston Post Road in Darien on a recent morning was a bloomin’ hothouse of activity. In an annual cycle that sees the flower business surge (May,

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hen it comes to building clean energy-generating infrastructures, Danbury-based FuelCell Energy Inc. is a high-voltage competitor. Taking on the megawatt class of onsite power generation one fuel cell power plant at a time, the company is expanding its customer base and manufacturing footprint in local and global markets FuelCell started as a governmentcontracted research organization in 1969. Through its work on fuel cell energy, the organization began creating its own prototypes and demonstration projects in 1992. Over time, FuelCell refined its existing models and eventually started putting its commercial power plants on the market in 2003. Despite the company’s longstanding presence in Fairfield County, fuel cell energy projects are a relatively new undertaking in the state and region. Within the past two years, however, FuelCell Energy started gaining traction on its home turf. The company has now completed two projects in Connecticut: a 1.4-megawatt clean energy project at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, online in January 2012, and a 14.9-megawatt Bridgeport-based fuel cell park owned by Richmond, Va.-based Dominion, a national energy maker/marketer/transporter, that was finished in December 2013. The Dominion Bridgeport FuelCell plant is an example of the signature electro-chemical process that converts natural gas into electricity. The reliable returns have allowed Dominion to sell the output of its fuel cell power station to Connecticut Light & Power Co. under a purchase agreement. This month, FuelCell secured one of its largest fuel cell project agreements with United Illuminating Co., the Connecticutbased regional electric distribution company. The plan is to build two 2.8-megawatt fuel cells, one of which will be in Bridgeport as part of a renewable energy park initiative on the site of a former landfill near Seaside Park. The site of the second fuel cell has yet to be announced, but it will be located in one of United Illuminating’s coverage areas, according to United Illuminating officials. On the heels of the United Illuminating announcements, FuelCell struck a deal with the University of Bridgeport to install a 1.4-megawatt fuel cell power plant on campus, sealing a 12-year agreement. This would allow FuelCell to build, own and

The University of Bridgeport will install a 1.4-megawatt fuel cell plant similar to this one.

operate a fuel cell power plant, through which the university purchases power to heat and run 80 percent of its campus buildings. One megawatt can power about 1,000 homes, which means the University of Bridgeport fuel cell project is equivalent to powering about 1,400 homes, said Kurt Goddard, vice president of investor relations at FuelCell. The university anticipates saving $3.5 million in energy costs over the next 12 years once the infrastructure is completed, he added. The concentration of fuel cell projects in Bridgeport is not a coincidence, Goddard said. With brownfields in Bridgeport that need remediation, Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch has been on the forefront of bringing more energy-efficient projects into the city, he said. “What’s unique about Bridgeport is that Mayor Finch is very supportive of our projects,” Goddard said. “He’s been a real ally in getting clean power generation for the city, whether solar or fuel cell. His administration is developing an eco-technology park. As a result of the revitalization that’s been going on, clean technology businesses have moved to Bridgeport and fuel cell plants are part of that.” Not only is this the time and place for Connecticut to build fuel cell power plants, but it’s also an opportunity to expand jobs in the state, said Chip Bottone, CEO of FuelCell Energy.

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“When we build these plants, we add value at the user level,” Bottone said. “Whether to a hospital, manufacturing company or a school, it makes them more competitive and helps them retain more jobs and save money. Second, fuel cell energy employs about 560 people in the state of Connecticut. We add economic value to the state and we have fairly highpaying jobs. Third, we pay sales tax on these projects, so we add economic revenue to the state. Solar projects are exempt from sales tax, but we’re not.” FuelCell uses technology that combines hydrogen from natural gas or renewable biogas with oxygen to create electric currents and heat, Goddard said. The output is electricity, heat and water, without combustion, which makes the fuel cell an attractive option to clean and renewable energy, he said. With a production facility in Torrington, FuelCell remotely operates more than 50 fuel cell power plants in nine countries. Its most recent expansion was in the South Korean marketplace. Marketing include utilities, manufacturers and universities, Goddard said. The company has been enhancing its product and gradually cutting down the cost of building each power plant for the past five to eight years, Bottone said. But the costs can be further reduced if more investors are putting their investments into fuel cell projects. “As we do more deployment and get

people to finance these projects, they bring a lower cost to capital and allows us to create more value,” Bottone said. “We need to get more projects deployed. There’s a reason why we do bigger projects. There’s a financial model to think about: the project cost, the operating cost and financing cost. So we’re working on reducing the cost of the product, and lowering our cost to capital.” There’s also a statewide incentive to invest in renewable energy projects such as fuel cell, Bottone said. Connecticut provides low-emissions renewable energy certificates, or LRECs, through an investment tax credit program. LRECs are sold to utility companies, which must obtain a certain number of the certificates under the state’s renewable portfolio standards program. The state’s demand for putting more clean energy back on the electric grid keeps companies accountable for investing in more renewable energy projects such as fuel cell energy, Bottone said.

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A page 1 story in the April 5 edition titled “Commercial Appeal” mistakenly placed American Express’ lease at two locations. Its lease is at First Stamford Place, not Metro Center. Both are Empire State Realty Trust-owned properties.


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he U.S. Department of Energy recently announced plans to establish two Northeast gasoline reserves, one near New York Harbor and the other in New England. The planned location of the New England petroleum product reserve was not disclosed on the department’s website. With storms such as Hurricane Sandy creating disruptions in gasoline supplies throughout states including New York and Connecticut, this is the first time the federal government is stockpiling a refined petroleum product, according to DOE officials. “The sudden, massive gas supply shortage after Superstom Sandy resulted in interminable line, panic and delivered a gut shot to the region’s economy,” U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said in a statement. “That’s why we called for regionally-placed reserves to ensure an uninterrupted fuel supply in the event of future storms like Sandy.” Each location will store 500,000 barrels of gasoline to provide short-term relief during weather disruptions. The reserves will complement the Northeast Home

Heating Oil Reserve, a 1 million barrel supply of diesel in the Northeast, DOE officials said in a statement. During Hurricane Sandy, emergency withdrawals from the heating oil reserve were used to supply first responders and emergency generators in the region, according to a DOE press release. In 2012, more than 40 terminals in New York Harbor were closed because of the heavy water damage and power loss caused by Hurricane Sandy, according to the press release. This left several New York gas stations without fuel for several days, DOE officials said. When New Yorkers drove to Connecticut to find an open gas station, they were faced with shortages in Connecticut, too. “Like sandbags and stockpiles of food and medicine, this gasoline reserve is what the Northeast needs to be ready for supercharged storms from climate change,” U.S. Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass., said in a statement. “This gasoline reserve will ensure that just because a dangerous storm soaks our region, it doesn’t mean that consumers have to get soaked at the pump.”

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undreds gathered for a night of food, wine and good will recently at the 10th annual Taste of Westport hosted by The Westport Inn. CLASP Homes Inc., a Westportbased nonprofit that serves people with autism and related developmental disabilities, held a silent auction at the event to raise funds for its programs and celebrate 30 years with its current president, Tracy Flood. “We did really well in the silent auction,” said Robin Hammond, CLASP Homes development director. “It was our most successful event yet, and it was our 10-year anniversary. We were thrilled with the turnout. The donations raised from the auction goes

directly into our programs, which serve 81 people.” The event was sponsored by 13 businesses and organizations, including The Westport Inn; New Country Lexus of Westport; CLASP Homes; Guilmartin, DiPiro & Sokolowski L.L.C.; KestenBrown Insurance L.L.C.; Miggs B Design; Wiggin and Dana L.L.P.; Moffly Media; 95.9 The Fox; Seaver Interactive; Star 99.9; TD Bank; and Westport Historical Society. There were 26 restaurants and distributors present. Hammond, along with co-chairs who are community volunteers, helped run the event for about 300 people. — Bill Fallon

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he Business Council of Fairfield County, founded in 1970 and with roots in the 19th century, recently made three new appointments to its board of directors. The appointments possess solid leadership backgrounds and that bodes well for both the Business Council and for its mission of working to secure policies that advance the county’s economic fortunes. The council hosts political and information-themed forums, such as its GOP Senate candidate preconvention debate April 30. It produces papers such as the survey it conducted with Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) titled “The 2014 Fairfield County Business Climate Survey.” That survey revealed 64 percent of respondents see a favorable climate for their particular industry while 68 percent believe their industry is growing. Momentum like that is important and not easy to quantify without Business Council input and a relationship with a large commercial real estate brokerage like JLL. And FCBJ coverage has touched upon the council’s state-linked relationship to education and business mentoring, recently and notably with the UConn and Fairfield University business accelerator efforts. “For some things, we’re the only ones gathering data and referrals, offering support and direction,” Chris Bruhl, the council’s president and CEO, told the

FCBJ last year. “The object is not to own it all. The object is to get it all done. We think of ‘network’ as a noun — something to build, to manage. It is robust, dynamic.” He also cited Business Council marching orders dating to his predecessor John Mitovich that, with these appointments, clearly remain inviolable: “You have to involve the decision-makers or nothing gets done.” The appointees are Richard BensonArmer, Tim Brown and Steven Gold. Benson-Armer leads management consulting firm McKinsey & Co.’s Stamford office and is one of the leaders of its consumer packaged goods practice for the Northeast region of the U.S, focusing on strategy, corporate finance, newbusiness development and performance management. He works with retailers and packaged-goods companies. Brown is chairman, president and CEO of Nestlé Waters North America Inc. (NWNA), based in Stamford. He oversees the third-largest nonalcoholic beverage company by volume in the U.S. The company’s portfolio with an emphasis on water resulted in $4 billion in sales in 2013, supported by 7,500 employees, 29 plants and operations in more than 140 communities. Gold practices in the areas of corporate law, mergers and acquisitions and commercial finance, including establishment of various entities and coun-

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aterbury-based Webster Bank, with offices between New York and Boston and with multiple branches in Fairfield County, ranked among the top 50 Automated Clearing House originators and receivers nationally last year, according to a 2013 payment volume announced by the National Automated Clearing House Association. The Automated Clearing House is an electronic network that processes large volumes of U.S. credit and debit transactions in batches. A total $38.7 trillion was transferred over the ACH network in 2013, an increase of almost 5 percent from 2012. This is the second consecutive year Webster Bank was listed in the ACH top 50. Webster also posted the third-highest growth in origination transactions among the 50 — a 45 percent increase over the previous year. Webster’s twoyear growth in originating transactions is 63 percent. Webster was number 45 among the top 50 ACH originators in 2013, up from number 49. It was number 48 among the top 50 ACH receivers in 2013, down from number 42. “Our origination success was driven by significant middle market relationships and increased commercial volume,” said Phil Picillo, senior vice president and director for treasury and payment solutions. “Municipal, government, health care and payroll clients also played a role in the increase. “We are pleased to make NACHA’s top 50 list again,” he said. “It indicates to us that we have the same competitive products and services businesses need to manage their cash flow as the really big banks. The difference is we provide a regional touch for our customers.”

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Day. They will deliver the Nielsen stock of flowers, decorative plantings and associated products — but nothing that requires an excavator to move or plant — augmenting the 36 employees already on board with Nielsen’s. The employee number settles at about 23 full time in the fall. Given the floral beauty around her, Nielsen Baumann, perhaps curiously, spoke first of the floor beneath her feet. The flagstone floor was in the original 1944 flower shop, but it is now the floor to the attached restaurant/caterer Michael Joseph’s, a 25-year-old business owned by family friend and, for the last six years tenant, Joe Viesta. The floor remains as impeccable as when her grandmother Ellen “Hilda” Slattery Nielsen swept it and ran a business on it alone beginning in 1949, five years after she and her husband had opened the shop and the year of his death. “She was a remarkable woman, really ahead of her time” Nielsen Baumann said. “I can still picture her in here sweeping.” Hilda’s son, Jerry, now deceased, later ran the business with his wife, Joanne, who survives him and who still visits. For 10 years, from 1981-1991, Peter Saverine, a non-Nielsen who had worked there as a

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making an environmentally safe and educational space for preschoolers. The Bridgeport school readiness program is open to all Bridgeport-area children between the ages of 3 and 4. About 60 percent of the slots are specifically designated for children who come from families earning incomes below the median income level, said Tina Peloso-Ulreich, director of early childhood education for Bridgeport Public Schools. With limited funding to serve the nearly 4,760 preschool-aged children in Bridgeport, Bridgeport Public Schools have requested grants to support 419 to 450 more preschoolers, riding on the legislation’s support of increasing the number of preschool seats through the state’s school readiness program, Peloso-Ulreich said. The legislation calls for increasing reimbursements for its school readiness program. In Bridgeport, that would mean the per-child funding would increase from $8,346 for a child enrolled in a full-

boy and who still comes in to say hello, ran the store, Nielsen Baumann said. Besides Sandy, the flowering branches of the family tree involved with the business today include saleswoman and designer Tami Nielsen Whittier; Jerry Nielsen, president of the also-familyowned real estate developer Nielsen Co.; and Karen Nielsen Kuehler — “My little sister,” Sandy called her — who works part time in sales. The florist footprint is 7,000 square feet and the business is open 363 days a year, closing Christmas and New Year’s. “It’s one of the best one-stop shops you can find,” said Adam Stuart, manager of Michael Joseph’s retail food operation, noting the synergy of food and flowers. Nielsen Baumann, too, used the term “one-stop shop.” Summing up the family’s adaptive business ethic, she said, “With so many opportunities for shoppers out there, you’ve got to make it worthwhile to make the extra stop. I think in 1992 there were about 33,000 florists in the country and now there are about 17,000. It’s the impact of the Internet, big-box stores and supermarkets.” Adaptations include Christmas trees from North Carolina, wreaths and other December ornaments. Several display cases now hold jewelry. The greenhouse hosts events, including the company’s

day preschool program to $8,670 each year. The Office of Early Childhood will provide funding, standards, regulations, training and oversight to ensure early care and education for young children are safe, healthy and nurturing, according to the Office of Early Education website. It also aims to ensure programs support children’s physical, social, emotional and cognitive developments. “The Office of Early Childhood has done phenomenal things as it’s been constituted by the executive order of the governor,” said Lee Helmerich, school readiness coordinator. “We need this office because what they’ve done is given Connecticut preschools frameworks. It provides assessments, early learning and development standards and teacher qualifications. There’s been a richness of growth and development in the field and a real quality in standards to teach specific developmentally important curriculum.” About 32 percent of Bridgeport children enter kindergarten without a preschool education. The learning gap

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recent 70th birthday party. The big change in flowers is in shipping. “Logistics have gotten state of the art,” Nielsen Baumann said. “We just came back from visiting our suppliers in Holland. They can cut on Tuesday, have them on a plane on Wednesday and they are in our cooler Wednesday night. Peonies in October? We can get them from the Southern Hemisphere.” Meanwhile, “The trends outside are for container gardens and patio pots.” What big, impersonal retailers lack — the personal touch — is evident at Nielsen’s, where first names rule. “We’re lucky enough to be in a business that comforts people in sad times and helps them celebrate the great times,” Nielsen

Baumann said. The company was named 2011 Retail Florist of the Year by the national Wholesale Florist and Florist Supplier Association. In 2013, it was named Marketer of the Year by the Society of American Florists. “In this business, which I suppose is not unique, you have to continually reinvent yourself,” Nielsen Baumann said. “You have to stay relevant. It’s the name of the game.” That ethos, partly at least, earned the company a Family-Owned Business Award from the Business Journal last year. All things being relative, the 363day schedule by family standards is a bit slack. “My grandmother was open Christmas, too,” she said.

between those who attend preschool and those who do not becomes evident by the third grade, said Finch. That’s enough motivation to urge parents to enroll their children into a preschool program, he said.

because it keeps parents at their jobs and allows them to contribute to the state’s economic growth, he added. “Our problem is we have willing parents who want to send their kids to preschool, but they don’t have the money to provide it,” Finch said. “These new slots will mean more people can send their children to preschool. It’s important for Bridgeport to get more preschool seats, but the reality is we are competing against other cities in the state.” Another component of the bill is creating the Connecticut Smart Start, a competitive grant program created to allow school districts to apply for funds and build new preschool spaces in public schools in districts with unmet needs. Priority is given to low-income children. “The additional funding offers schools opportunities to development appropriate programs in literacy and numeracy and offers them the ability to develop oral language and social skills,” Peloso-Ulreich said. “So many children are coming to us with a lack of those skills, and we want to help them develop into successful life-long learners.”

“Our problem is we have willing parents who want to send their kids to preschool, but they don’t have the money to provide it” – Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch

But for many parents in Bridgeport, it’s a matter of money. Bridgeport parents with preschool-aged children who are not enrolled in preschool are most likely to stay out of the workforce to take care of them, Finch said. The push for universal preschool impacts businesses


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former shoreline gun club site in Stratford — once contaminated by accumulated lead shot and now a park — looks to spill into a healthy reef system, with help from Sacred Heart University’s biology department in collaboration with DuPont Co. and the Connecticut Audubon Society. “Reef balls” that attract sea life and curb erosion were placed in the reclamation area this month. The Stratford Point experimental project is associated with Fairfield-based SHU’s Environmental Science & Management science master’s program. The university team includes biology professors Jennifer Mattei, Mark Beekey, John Rapaglia and LaTina Steele. According to Mattei, the experimental living shoreline restoration involves graduate and undergraduate students, community volunteers and public education

outreach and provides SHU students with a long-term research project of importance to coastal health. Designed by DuPont engineers and SHU biology faculty, this new type of living shoreline, according to Mattei, dissipates wave energy, reducing erosion and increasing fine-grained sediment deposition for salt marsh colonization. It also will speed the establishment of the marine estuary community and make an ideal habitat for the colonization of a number of species, including shorebirds, turtles, fish and shellfish. Mattei said the material used to make the reef components creates a highstrength, abrasion-resistant concrete that has a pH similar to natural sea water but lower than regular concrete, which could inhibit the settlement and growth of marine species. Micro silica gives the reef balls an expected life of 500 or more years. They are made without iron rebar, which would cause cement to eventually degrade in the water.

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Keep equipment costs in line by analyzing profitability we have a lot of equipment and a lot of loans to go with it. we are always stretching to buy more. The upfront payments are killing me. How do we get ahead?

Estimate income earned per piece over its life. Again, if you have to, guess. Use an all-in number including labor income, since you built labor into your cost side. Calculate the payoff ratio, which helps you get closer to the real value of each item on your equipment list. Divide the lifetime income of each item by its total cost — purchase, operating and labor. This is a rough estimate of an equipment payoff ratio. The higher the ratio, the better. Go down through your equipment list. Circle the winners (top 10 percent to 20 percent) in each column: lowest cost, highest income and highest payoff ratio. Pieces of equipment that have two or three circled (cost, income, payoff) are home runs. Think hard about equipment that has a low payoff ratio. It may be time to increase prices, replace inefficient equipment or change how equipment gets used. Boost the payoff ratio on every piece of equipment that you can. Focus on high payoff equipment with the highest income. Strategize how to increase sales of these pieces. Find out why customers buy this type of service. Look for examples of who else might

THOUGHTS OF THE DAY: Getting control over equipment costs can be challenging. You need to know what your equipment is worth to you. Build a strategy to maximize value and increase income. Manage cash flow by understanding the real cash cycles of your business. Plan your way out of debt with a multiyear strategy. It’s often hard to know what equipment costs or which pieces are the most productive. Your profit and loss statement gives an incomplete picture. Getting answers will take a bit of work but will yield insight and help you make better decisions going forward. Start with a list of all of your pieces of equipment. Note what each piece costs: purchase including principal and interest; lifetime maintenance, repair and operating costs; lifetime labor. Not sure? Take a guess. Add up the total.

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want to buy. Make sure you have enough of the right equipment in good repair to meet customer demand. Sometimes a piece of equipment may be in high demand for a short period of time and then sit around the rest of the year. That can be a waste of resources. Line up places you can rent from without making a major commitment, or look for more steady income producers. Buy equipment at the right time of the year. Owners often buy equipment when they feel flush with cash. That’s also about the time that the slow season starts, just when they need to be hanging onto cash. Make purchases right before the slow season starts. Cash on hand can decrease after a slow period. If down payments seem unaffordable, consider leasing rather than purchasing. Avoid big down payments. Make sure to select financing terms that are shorter than the usual life of the equipment. Set revenue goals for the next three to five years. Break that down by types of work and types of clients. Which categories are likely to need additional equipment or tools that aren’t currently in the busi-

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on Howard’s estate, a 32-plusacre spread in the Conyers Farm enclave that straddles the ArmonkGreenwich border has hit the market. The award-winning actor-director’s longtime family estate’s asking price is $27.5 million. Howard played Opie Taylor opposite Andy Griffith on 1960s TV and then led a successful life in front of and behind the camera. Coldwell Banker announced that Tamar Lurie, a sales associate affiliated with its Residential Brokerage in Connecticut and Westchester (N.Y.), and Sotheby’s International RealtyGreenwich Brokerage’s independent sales associate Lyn Stevens have been selected to co-market the Howard estate. Steve Sawaii, a sales associate affiliated with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Greater Los Angeles, is a business consultant for Howard and his wife, Cheryl, and the referring broker for the property. It will be marketed through the company’s luxury division,

Coldwell Banker Previews International. The lakefront retreat is set among woods, riding trails and private parks with scenic lake views. A main residence offers more than 17,200 square feet of living space, including six bedrooms, five full and four half baths, a two-story library, a 14-seat theater, an indoor saltwater pool, gym and yoga studio. There are also outdoor recreation areas, a working farm, a guesthouse and an observatory. The Howards, who have owned the home for 20 years, carved out a private oasis that also features organic gardens, barns, a greenhouse and game rooms. Designed for family living and entertaining, the property has hosted two weddings, numerous parties, family reunions and fundraisers. After childhood successes like “The Andy Griffith Show” and the movie version of “The Courtship of Eddie’s Father,” Howard went on to produce and direct films, including “Cocoon,” “Apollo 13” and “A Beautiful Mind,” for which he won Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Picture.

sausage maker doubles space with bridgeport move Jon Angel, president of Angel Commercial L.L.C., a Southport-based commercial real estate brokerage firm, announced the sale of 1501 State St., a 13,715-squarefoot industrial building in Bridgeport, to Deyulio Sausage Co. for $1.35 million. The transaction also included a 98-year land lease with the city of Bridgeport for an adjacent parcel. For three generations the Deyulio Sausage Co. had been making sausages in Stamford. Deyulio’s sausages are marketed in supermarkets in seven states and restaurants that include Testo’s Restaurant in Bridgeport and Fenway Park in Boston. The Bridgeport building is almost double the size of the previous Stamford facility, offering the company the opportunity to expand its marketing and add new jobs. The move also involves addi-

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the moon — hoping an attorney does not review the terms. It is also common for a tenant to receive some free rent at the beginning of the term, as well as an allowance for the build-out. Virtually all space needs to be customized for the tenant. This is true even if the space previously was used by a similar business. Landlords gener-

long before the lease runs out. A shorter lease puts the space “back into play” earlier, and can backfire on a tenant who desperately wants to stay but is subject to a landlord who can overcharge or force eviction in favor of another potential tenant willing to pay more. There are compromise options. The typical option gives the tenant the right to extend the lease for an additional time period, generally with

It is essential for a business owner to receive good advice from an architect, contractor or other professional to make sure the build-out will meet all needs. Obvious examples include the needs of dentists, information technology outfits and vibration-prone dance studios.

ally have an estimated budget for what they are willing to spend on renovations, based upon size, expected rent and related costs. It is essential for a business owner to receive good advice from an architect, contractor or other professional to make sure the build-out will meet all needs. Obvious examples include the needs of dentists, information technology outfits and vibration-prone dance studios. Generally, the landlord looks at the whole picture and may trade rent for build-out. For example, a tenant who will pay for upfront work will generally pay a lower rent. Larger landlords may insist that their own contractors do the build-out. This may avoid friction between the landlord’s and tenant’s contractors or a delay by the tenant’s contractor requiring full payment before the business opens. Therefore, unless the tenant has extensive construction experience, needs highly specialized construction or is part of a franchise that punches out standardized build-outs efficiently, it is often best for the landlord to do the work, allocating costs accordingly in the lease. A typical lease term is for five or 10 years, although no term fits all situations. The longer the term, the longer the business is liable to pay under the lease. This, of course, can spell ruination for an owner if the business fails

predetermined rent increases. The tenant likely has to give the landlord written notice to extend — usually six to 12 months in advance of expiration. Some landlords offer an option to renew with the rent on the extension to be negotiated. However, if the landlord and tenant do not reach agreement, the tenant may be stuck with an unaffordable rent or lose the option. Another compromise is for the rent to be decided through an independent appraisal in the months immediately prior to the extension. These provisions should be reviewed and negotiated by an attorney to make sure they are fair to the business owner. Restaurants are particularly in need of a sufficiently long lease term with options to renew. The ability to sell a restaurant for a good price generally depends on the remaining lease term. Unlike other businesses, which can move down the road when alternative space becomes available, most restaurants lack such flexibility. Zoning laws limit locations due to parking requirements and liquor permit rules. As well, the cost and time to renovate space for a restaurant can make moving prohibitive.

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THE LIST SBA Lenders

Ranked by total number of loans, listed alphabetically in the event of a tie Name • Number of branches in county Address of headquarters Phone • Website Webster Bank, N.A. • 24 branches 145 Bank St., Waterbury, CT 06702 203-578-2202 • websteronline.com First Niagara Bank, N.A. • 14 branches 726 Exchange St., Buffalo, NY 14210 800-201-6621 • firstniagra.com People’s United Bank • 31 branches 850 Main St., Bridgeport, CT 06604 203-338-7001 • peoples.com Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. • 35 branches 101 N. Philips Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57104 605-575-7332 • wellsfargo.com T.D. Bank, N.A. • 20 branches 2035 Limestone Road, Wilmington, DE 19808 302-351-4560 • tdbank.com Thomaston Savings Bank • 10 branches 203 Main St., P.O. Box 907, Thomaston, CT 06787 860-283-1874 • thomastonsavingsbank.com JPMorgan Chase N.A. • 47 branches 270 Park Ave., New York, NY 10017 212-270-6000 • jpmorganchase.com Savings Bank of Danbury • 10 branches 12 Hayestown Ave., Danbury, CT 06811 743-9612 • sbdanbury.com R.B.S. Citizens N.A. • Three branches 1 Citizens Plaza, Providence, RI 02903 401-861-0091 • citizensbank.com Union Savings Bank • 14 branches 225 Main St., Danbury 06810 830-4200 • unionsavings.com Newtown Savings Bank • 14 branches 39 Main St., Newtown 06470 426-2563 • nsbonline.com Fairfield County Bank • 20 branches 150 Danbury Road, Ridgefield 06877 438-6518 • fairfieldcountybank.com Bank of America N.A. • 52 branches 101 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC 28202 800-432-1000 • bankofamerica.com

Executives name Title Year Founded James C. Smith Chairman and CEO 1870 Gary M. Crosby President and CEO 1870 John P. Barnes President and CEO 1842 John G. Stumpf Chairman and CEO 1870 W. Edmund Clark Chairman, president and CEO 1852 Stephen L. Lewis President and CEO 1874 Jamie Dimon Chairman and CEO 1824 Kathleen Romagnano President and CEO 1849 Ellen Alemany CEO 1828/2004 Francis G. Dattalo President and CEO 1866 John F. Trentacosta President and CEO 1855 David A. Schneider CEO 1871/2004 (present name) Brian T. Moynihan President and CEO 1904

This is a sampling of small business administration lenders. For questions or comments please contact westfaircommunications@gmail.com

Source: Data from the U.S. Small Business Administration, sba.gov.;

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Number of loans Amount of loans (Divided by sizes of loan) $350K to $5M $50K-$350K Less than $50K

Total

144

24 $24,088,900

70 $13,486,900

50 $1,647,500

29 $32,177,900

51 $10,162,100

31 $1,282,000

6 $3,662,000

38 $7,319,600

14 $543,600

$11,525,200

24 $17,554,000

10 $1,985,700

18 $379,000

$19,918,700

15 $18,805,000

13 $1,750,500

22 $645,000

3 $1,389,000

22 $3,297,600

23 $696,300

$5,382,900

1 $700,000

24 $5,092,100

21 $689,300

$6,481,400

11 $6,844,000

14 $2,921,400

3 $112,000

$9,877,400

1 $1,000,000

15 $3,195,000

11 $435,000

$4,630,000

0 $0

18 $2,637,500

9 $355,000

2 $980,000

11 $2,012,200

5 $139,000

$3,131,200

1 $605,000

9 $1,265,000

1 $30,000

$1,900,000

1 $1,150,000

2 $450,000

5 $185,000

$39,223,300

111

$43,622,000

58 52 50

$21,200,500

48 46 28 27 27

$2,992,500

18 11 8

$1,785,000

represents loan volume data from F.Y. 2012 to February 2014. Although the data obtained from these sources is consistently reliable, its accuracy and comprehensiveness cannot be guaranteed.


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insurance recovery services gaining attention BY CRYSTAL KANG ckang@westfairinc.com

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he Connecticut Insurance Department recovered about $1.6 million for policyholders within the first quarter this year. The launch of its first statewide campaign to raise awareness of its free resources and services contributed to the recovered amount, said Donna Tommelleo, a department spokeswoman. The figure’s newsworthiness is amplified by an underutilized insurance recovery program and by a newly released map revealing nearly one in seven gainfully employed Fairfield County residents works in insurance. Regarding recovered money, policyholders can file complaints and submit questions through the Insurance Department’s website, or call its consumer helpline. The department’s consumer affairs unit focuses on complaints and keeping insurance companies accountable for abiding by state and federal laws. “We reach out to insurance companies when people are getting stonewalled and companies have to answer to us because we’re the regulators,” Tommelleo said. The campaign is a response to a recent survey conducted by the Connecticut Economic Resource Center, which showed 28 percent of respondents knew of the Insurance Department’s free assistance, but only 3 percent used it. “Greater awareness of our services means more Connecticut citizens will benefit from our help,” Insurance Commissioner Thomas B. Leonardi said in a statement. The campaign included TV ads, which were aired during the Winter Olympics, reminding carriers the Insurance Department is available to provide assistance. Along with airing TV ads, sending out brochures and creating a frequently asked questions Web page to alert consumers about the Insurance Department’s services, the consumer affairs unit came out with a claims toolkit. The toolkit is a checklist of steps to follow for people who are looking to be reimbursed by insurance companies for their medical or auto expenses. The department has also tasked itself with the responsibility of administering an external review process if companies refuse to pay for costs policyholders believe should have been covered

Fairfield County has a high concentration of insurance and financial services employees.

by the insurer, Tommelleo said. Keeping up with its campaign after the Olympics, the department still runs ads on buses and posts new videos on its YouTube channel, Tommelleo added. During the open enrollment period when the Affordable Care Act made available a website for consumers to apply for health insurance, an influx of activity took place on the department’s website. Technical issues on the health exchange website along with backlogs within insurance companies led to an onslaught of complaints and questions on the website and over the phone, Tommelleo said. “We got complaints from carriers about insurance companies such as Anthem, which took the biggest market share in Connecticut,” Tommelleo said. “People weren’t getting their cards and weren’t able to get through to the company for a while. We held daily meetings with the company for weeks and weeks. These were phone meetings with highlevel members of the company, including

the CEO, to make sure they’re working through those issues. We asked, ‘Show us your call time and how fast you’re turning around the payment process.’ We were working with the company and holding them accountable.” The Insurance Department’s services benefit millions, Tommelleo said. Each year, the consumer affairs unit recovers more than $4 million on health, auto and homeowner claims, according to the department’s website. Its market conduct unit regularly examines insurance companies’ practices to make sure they comply with state laws. And the financial regulation division monitors ensures claims are paid. Recently, the most common insurance issues involved unresolved claims following storm/weather damage. But this year, policyholders are raising more questions and concerns primarily about health insurance, Tommelleo said. “Last year, there were a lot of property and casualty issues from the storms,”

Tommelleo said. “This year, we may see health care pick up more because more people are switching insurance companies and shopping around. Health care is such a big issue right now, and we may see an uptick in questions and concerns related to that.” The Insurance Department regulates the largest life insurance market in the country, Tommelleo said. With the presence of major insurance companies in Connecticut such as Prudential Financial Inc., The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc., Aetna Inc., The Travelers Companies and Cigna, one of the most competitive regional marketplaces for insurance companies to capture is Fairfield County, she said. “In Fairfield County, there is a heavy concentration of people who work in the insurance and financial services industry,” Tommelleo said. “More than 15 percent of the residents in Fairfield County are employed in the insurance and financial services industry.”

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autism coverage expands under aca PREvIOUS MOnEY LIMITS ARE InvALId BY BILL FALLON Bfallon@westfairinc.com

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he Connecticut Insurance Department’s Consumer Affairs Division recently clarified Connecticut’s mandated coverage for autism spectrum disorders and early intervention services. The clarification affects individual and small-employer plans and arrives as a result of changes brought about by the federal Affordable Care Act. Those with large-employer plans (50 or more employees) are advised to seek information under specific plans. The ACA prohibits annual dollar limits on essential health benefits, including autism coverage. Connecticut law had allowed for dollar limits but now cannot under the ACA requirements. As a result, insurance companies are permitted to substitute the dollar limits with nondollar limits, such as hours or units of service, as long as those nondollar limits are equivalent to the dollar

amounts in Connecticut statutes. Insurers must notify their policyholders of all substitutions in limits for autism spectrum disorders or early intervention as a result of the ACA changes. The Insurance Department noted the ACA required individual states to establish a benchmark plan with a common set of essential health benefits that must be contained in individual and smallemployer plans beginning in 2014. The ACA provides that these essential health benefits must include items and services within categories including ambulatory services; emergency services; hospitalization; maternity and newborn care; mental health and substance-use disorder services, including behavioral health treatment; prescription drugs; rehabilitative and habilitative services and devices; lab services; preventive and wellness services and chronic disease management; and pediatric services, including oral and vision care. Connecticut’s benchmark plan contains coverage for the state benefit man-

dates required under group health plans and for the 10 benefits (listed above) deemed “essential.” All new or renewing individual and fully insured small-employer plans issued on or after Jan. 1, 2014, in Connecticut must include coverage for these essential benefits. Plans that are considered “grandfathered” (issued prior to March 23, 2010, and not materially changed) are exempt from this change. Mandated coverage for the treatment of autism and early intervention services continues as a required benefit in the essential health benefits package. Coverage for applied behavioral analysis therapy for autism spectrum disorders will now be required for not only group health plans but extended to include individual plans. The ACA prohibits annual dollar limits on essential health benefits. Both the autism spectrum disorder mandate under Connecticut law and the early intervention mandate under two separate state laws contained dollar limits

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that are no longer valid. Those limits paid been between $50,000 (for the youngest patients) and $25,000 for 13- and 14-yearolds, and $19,200 for a total three-year treatment regimen. Each health insurer or health care center making nondollar substitutions is required to submit to the Department of Health and Human Services, which enforces the ACA in Connecticut, an annual certification and demonstration that the substitution of hour limits or unit limits was actuarially equivalent. Each year will require an updated certification. Under the new laws, all health insurance companies and HMOs must disclose any specific limits for autism spectrum disorders or early intervention disorders in their health insurance policies, certificates or amendments. Enrollees are advised to contact providers for specific information on their individual plan. The state also offers a consumer affairs phone number for assistance: 860-297-3900.

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labor law posters require more than ‘all-in-one’ fix

very employer in the U.S. must post at least some labor law notices. Many state and federal employment laws come with such a requirement. While different posters are needed for different situations (for example, based on the employer’s size or industry), no employer is exempt from posting at all. It may be obvious that failing to meet all posting requirements can result in legal liability. What is less obvious is that posting inapplicable notices may also result in legal liability — a danger if your company uses an “all-in-one” labor law poster service. What is wrong with too many posters? Many employers overlook the risks of posting inapplicable labor law posters. Each year, many employers receive offers to purchase a laminated “all-inone” poster designed to cover all bases. But one size rarely fits all when it comes to the law. For example, the Family and Medical Leave Act generally applies only to companies with 50 or more employees. If a 20-employee company posts a Family and Medical Leave Act poster, could this statement of employee rights bind the company to provide leave to the extent required by that statute? At least one court has held that in the right factual circumstances, an employee may be entitled to take leave akin to that prescribed under the act. Another downside to too many posters is the difficulty in navigating employees’ inquiries about their rights. If an employee points to a Family and Medical Leave Act poster and asks where to obtain the paperwork for maternity leave, human resources may have the unenviable task of telling her she is not eligible. This can lead to resentment and poor morale. A third downside is the potential to invite legal action against the company. The National Labor Relations Board made a failed attempt to require employers to post a notice of employees’ rights under the National Labor Relations Act. Courts ruled against the board’s posting requirement, and eventually, the agency abandoned its efforts. Countless employers have posted — and retained — these notices, even though the rule never went into effect and has been formally abandoned. Among other things, this notice tells employees how to file labor law complaints against their employers. Employers that keep this poster are inviting complaints against themselves. What is wrong with too few posters? Generally, the stated penalty for failing to post a required labor law poster

is a relatively small fine, but the hidden consequences can be much more costly. In some cases, courts have allowed the employer’s failure to post a labor law poster to “equitably toll” an employee’s rights. This means the time period that starts the clock for the statute of limitations may be delayed until the employee learns of the rights outlined in the applicable poster. If it takes years for an employee to become aware of those rights, the employer may be on the hook for additional years of liability — a consequence that can easily

add hundreds of thousands of dollars of liability in certain scenarios, such as class action overtime cases. Having the right posters What should employers do to get it right? This requires research to determine the required postings based on the state, industry, size of the company and other factors. Like any other labor and employment law question, the best way to get a reliable answer is to consult competent legal counsel. Fortunately, this is usually a quick and inexpensive inquiry.

While some lists of required posters can be found on the websites for state and federal departments of labor, these lists are often incomplete because certain postings may be outside the agency’s purview. Rebecca Goldberg is an associate in the Milford office of Berchem, Moses & Devlin P.C., with a recently expanded office in Westport. She focuses her practice on labor and employment matters in state and federal courts and administrative agencies, with experience in litigation, discovery, trial preparation and settlement strategies.

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Advanced Specialty Care expands to Norwalk

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dvanced Specialty Care, which bills itself as one of Fairfield County’s largest multispecialty medical practices, is now in Norwalk complementing five existing centers. Advanced Specialty Care opened its 5,500-square-foot office at 488 Main Ave. with a ribbon-cutting May 1. Its medical affiliations include Norwalk Hospital, Danbury Hospital, Bridgeport Hospital, Ridgefield Surgical Center and Fairfield County Surgical Center. Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling and Greater Norwalk Chamber of Commerce President Edward Musante were among attendees that included officials and representatives of the medical and business community. “We have some of the best physicians and surgeons in Fairfield County with decades of experience and coordinated expertise and are delighted to bring this to residents of the greater Norwalk area,” said Advanced Specialty Care CEO

Dr. Richard Lipton. “We are very pleased to have Advanced Specialty Care expanding their impressive practice into Norwalk, not only advancing the health of our citizenry but the economic health of the community as well,” said Brian Griffin, vice president of the Norwalk chamber. In addition to the Norwalk location, Advanced Specialty Care has offices in Danbury, New Milford, Ridgefield, Trumbull and Southbury. Thirty-plus-year-old Advanced Specialty Care provides specialty medical practices and surgical care including pediatric and adult ear, nose, throat and thyroid, dermatology, plastic/cosmetic/ hand surgery, general surgery, allergy, asthma and immunology, and audiology and hearing aid services. For more information, visit ascdocs.com or call the Norwalk office at 203-857-9218. — Bill Fallon

The ribbon-cutting at the opening of Advanced Specialty Care in Norwalk featured, from left, Dr. Jay Klarsfeld; Edward Musante, president of the Greater Norwalk Chamber of Commerce; Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling; Dr. Dov Bloch; Dr. Stephen Levine; Florence Fritz, ASC surgical coordinator; Dr Kenneth Egan; Dr Purvi Shah; Dr. James Batti; Dr. Julia Toto; and Dana Lambert, ASC chief operating officer.

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Strengthening Businesses. Strengthening Communities.

We’re big on small 2014 is the 50th anniversary of National Small Business Week. We invite you to take advantage of the wealth of programming available to small business in the coming days. And offering assistance this week and beyond, we want to acquaint you with several organizations committed to the vitality and success of small business here in Connecticut. National Small Business Week May 12-16 All this week the U.S. Small Business Administration

is offering free webinars on trends in small business, innovation, financing, business growth and more. But small doesn’t have to mean alone. Join other small businesses from our region who will be logging on to view the webinars right here at The Business Council. We will supply the coffee and snacks while you learn, network, and chat in person about success and your small business. To register call us at 203-359-3220 or email us at smallbiz@businessfairfield.com.

Upcoming Webinars

Monday, May 12 Small Business Travel: Strategic Ways to Increase Your Return on Travel | 4-5pm ET | with Marriott and Visa. Growing Your Business with Direct Mail | 6-7pm ET | with the United States Postal Service Tuesday, May 13 Small Business: Big Benefits | 4-5pm ET | with Colonial Life

Wednesday, May 14 Conduit Mobile & the U.S. Small Business Administration Present: Making It Big: Small Biz Success in a Mobile World | 9-10:00am ET Achieving Big Customer Loyalty in a Small Business World: 10 Tips to Create A Killer Customer Loyalty Program | 3-4pm ET | with Manta

A few of the many resources for small business in Connecticut Connecticut, although diminutive in size, has a thriving and vibrant small business community that has big impact. At last count, more than 72,000 small businesses employed more than 713,000 workers in the state. These small businesses employ some of the most creative, cuttingedge minds — and they’re innovating in every sector of our economy.

They are why Governor Malloy created the successful Small Business Express Program and why the Department of Economic and Community Development partners with The Business Council of Fairfield County, ensuring businesses have the necessary support. DECD is proud to help the Council celebrate the 50th anniversary of National Small Business Week and its campaign called “We’re Big on Small.” We know support for small business is an investment in our future. ct.gov/ecd Catherine Smith Commissioner, Dept of Economic & Community Development

If you lead a small company that has made it through the start-up phase and need some assistance to rapidly grow revenues, expand your product or service line, or if you need to improve infrastructure or expand staffing to keep up the pace Growth Advisory Services can help. The Business Council of Fairfield County is an active member of CTNEXT - Connecticut’s innovation ecosystem supporting the success of companies and entrepreneurs with guidance, resources, and networks to accelerate their growth. Our role is to help smaller companies that have been in business at least a year and that have between 9 and 99 employees grow faster and become more vital contributors the Connecticut economy. Companies with these characteristics and that have plans to grow by at least 15% per year can join CTNEXT and become eligible for supported access through The Business Council to a number of resources that can aid and help fund your growth. businessfairfield. com/gcas

The Community Economic Development Fund has provided a holistic approach to assist Connecticut small businesses start and grow their business for two decades. We lend capital when others won’t. We provide a free business advisor to our loan clients. We teach them the skills needed to manage a business and we encourage and welcome all small businesses to upgrade skills with us. The challenges of small business today are so different from years ago. Today’s marketplace has dramatically changed. Businesses must get and stay in tune with their marketplace to be successful. There is no wiggle room. The good news is CEDF provides years of experiences, countless resources, and most important the hope and opportunities Connecticut’s small business owners need all under one roof. cedf.com

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New, Dynamic Center for Arts and Humanities in Stamford

welcome to the Mayapple Center, where we carry a torch for the arts and humanities fueled by passion, intellect, imagination and creativity in both scholarship and the arts. The Mayapple Center was founded to give back to the community in a small-scale, yet meaningful, way. As an educational nonprofit, Mayapple is an intellectually and artistically rigorous boutique institute that seeks to cultivate imagination through artistic and intellectual cross-pollination in a distinctly 21st century climate. This summer, we are offering exciting five-day residential seminars for adults in the areas of creative writing, humanities, music, theatre and visual arts. All members of the community are welcome to apply for these programs led by an exceptional faculty that includes Pulitzer prize-winning poet vijay Seshadri, Pulitzer prize winning-investigative journalist Thomas Powers and faculty from Brown, Yale, Princeton, Juilliard, Columbia and Middlebury. we admit a maximum 10 participants so that each individual’s voice will be heard. Our extraordinary guest lectures are open to the public and include talks by Henry Urbach, director of the Philip Johnson Glass House; dartmouth Professor donald Pease; board member and Johns Hopkins Professor Emeritus Stephen G. nichols; and Meghan O’Rourke, a recent Guggenheim winner, poet and former editor of the new Yorker. we are building a residency program for artists and scholars of exceptional stature to collaborate and share their work, and we are also creating an innovative workshop to cultivate cultural literacy. The center’s holistic approach to artistic growth and development is also demonstrated by our dedication to sustainability. Our organic gardens provide produce not only for our programs but also for local food banks, and we are pursuing opportunities for renewable energy and stewardship of the land. Horace Mann once sounded the exhortation: “Be ashamed to die until you have made a meaningful contribution to humanity.” At Mayapple, we are all inspired to fulfill Mann’s exhortation, as participants, staff, and faculty. we invite you to join the Mayapple community this summer as we forge a renewed cultural and intellectual vitality. Michele Slater President, Mayapple Center for the Arts and Humanities Inc. Member, Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County

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

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FAIRFIELD MUSEUM OPENS IMAGES 2014: SIXTH ANNUAL JURIED PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW The Fairfield Museum and History Center announces the opening of the sixth annual juried photography show and a solo exhibition by world-renowned photographer and Fairfield native, david LaChapelle. IMAGES 2014 is a highly regarded exhibition that celebrates the exceptional work of talented, regional photographers. This year, winners were selected from more than 900 entries from Connecticut, new York, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Categories include landscape, portrait, architecture, nature and abstract as well as a new category, iconic Fairfield, in honor of the 375th anniversary of the town of Fairfield. The solo exhibition features world-renowned photographer david LaChapelle. His work, which often combines a unique hyper-realistic aesthetic while providing a profound social message, draws inspiration from historical references and uses exaggerated scale and color pallets. At age 17, LaChapelle’s career took off after working for Andy warhol at Interview magazine. He went on to master a multitude of disciplines, including fashion, commercial, and advertising, film and fine art photography. His images have graced the covers and pages of Italian vogue, French

David LaChapelle, Gas Am Pm, 2013, chromogenic print. Image courtesy of the artist and Paul Kasmin Gallery, 2013 David LaChapelle Studio.

vogue, vanity Fair, GQ, Rolling Stone and his work has been featured in galleries and museums from new York to Paris to Tel Aviv. Fairfield Museum offers a wide range of programs, lectures and events in conjunction with its exhibitions. For more information, visit fairfieldhistory.org.

STAMFORD YOUNG ARTISTS PHILHARMONIC ENDS 54TH SEASON WITH ‘A GALA SPRING CONCERT’ Celebrating 54 years as a youth symphony orchestra organization, Stamford Young Artists Philharmonic (SYAP) presents its final concert of the season Sunday, May 18, at the Palace Theatre in Stamford. SYAP encompasses six performing ensembles and its Summer Jazz workshop. The organization is comprised of nearly 200 dedicated student musicians who hail from more than a dozen towns in the area. Performing ensembles include the Young String Ensemble, Young People’s Symphony, Young Artists wind Ensemble and SYAP’s flagship advanced orchestra, Young Artists Philharmonic. At “A Gala Spring Concert,” Christian Capocaccia, music director and principal conductor, will take the podium to conduct the Young Artists Philharmonic, which will perform an advanced concert repertoire. Two acclaimed soloists

will be featured as soloists: internationally renowned soprano Alexandra deshorties, who will perform Mozart’s Cosi fan Tutti, and 13-year-old cellist Sujari Britt, who will perform Saint-Saens’ concerto no. 1 in A Minor. deshorties, a graduate of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artists development Program, continues to distinguish herself as one of the leading young sopranos of her generation. Cellist Britt is the 2013-14 recipient of the Sidney E. Frank Foundation Scholarship at the Manhattan School of Music. In February 2014, Britt was interviewed on the katie Couric Show and was introduced as “one of the most asked-about young cellists in classical music.” For more information, call the Palace Theatre box office at 203-325-4466 or visit scalive.org.

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FAIRFIELD COUNTY

BUSINESS JOURNAL ATTACHMENTSFILED

CRT Realty, Fairfield, contractor for self. Add stairs to an existing commercial space at 2258 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $2,000. Filed April 22.

Maria Deli L.L.C. and Maria Karagiorgos, Norwalk. Filed by Erick H. Opin, Milford. $13,000 in favor of Montana Cigarette Candy & Tobacco Inc., Milford. Property: Lot 18, Map 6830, Norwalk. Filed April 22.

ECP Main Ave. L.L.C., Southport, contractor for self. Perform interior renovations to an existing commercial space for a new tenant at 488 Main Ave., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $150,000. Filed April 24.

BUILDING PERMITS

COMMERCIAL 143-145 West Main L.L.C., Norwalk, contractor for self. Perform interior renovations to an existing commercial space for a new tenant at 143 Main Ave., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $81,458. Filed April 23. ABC Sign Corporation, contractor for Sun Realty Associates L.L.C. Add a new wall sign to an existing commercial space at 2181 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $3,000. Filed April 25. ACG Contracting L.L.C., Southport, contractor for self. Construct a new steel building at an existing commercial space at 155 Davenport St., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $150,000. Filed April 23. Belle Haven Club Inc., Greenwich, contractor for self. Construct a temporary tent on a commercial space at 100 Harbor Ave., Greenwich. Estimated cost: $3,000. Filed between April 21 and April 25. Boccarossa, Anthony, Wilton, contractor for self. New ownership of an existing commercial space at 227 Main St., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $1,000. Filed April 23. City Harvest, Bridgeport, contractor for self. Add steel beams to an existing commercial space at 499 Washington Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $15,000. Filed April 23. City of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, contractor for self. Construct a data closet in an existing commercial space at 485 Capital Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $0. Filed April 25.

Items appearing in the Fairfield County Business Journal’s On The Record section are compiled from various sources, including public records made available to the media by federal, state and municipal agencies and the court system. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, no liability is assumed for errors or omissions. In the case of legal action, the records cited are open to public scrutiny and should be inspected before any action is taken. Questions and comments regarding this section should be directed to: Bill Fallon 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

Goodman, Stanley and Alice Goodman, Westport, contractor for self. New ownership of an existing commercial space at 204 Westport Ave., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $1,000. Filed April 22. Greenwich Hotel Ltd., Greenwich, contractor for self. Construct a temporary tent on a commercial space at 1800 E. Putnam Ave., Greenwich. Estimated cost: $100,000. Filed between April 21 and April 25.

RESIDENTIAL 1162 East Putnam Ave., Greenwich, contractor for self. Set up tents and a generator for a special event at 1162 E. Putnam Ave., Greenwich. Estimated cost: $2,500. Filed between April 21 and April 25. 131 Olmstead Hill Associates, contractor for Scott E. Volmer and Patricia Volmer. Construct a new 7,000-square-foot single-family residence at 131 Olmstead Hill Road, Wilton. Estimated cost: $1 million. Filed April 9. 56 Richland L.L.C., Greenwich, contractor for self. Put in basement ceiling, drywall and reposition existing lights at 56 Richland Road, Greenwich. Estimated cost: $3,000. Filed between April 21 and April 25.

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox, Bridgeport, contractor for self. Construct a temporary tent on a commercial space at 4070 Park Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $500. Filed April 22.

Adow Pool Service L.L.C. Stamford, contractor for Ali and Charles W. Leigh. Install a new main drain in a spa at an existing single-family residence at 80 Shore Road, Greenwich. Estimated cost: $3,000. Filed between April 21 and April 25.

Lyons Construction, Norwalk, contractor for self. Repair fire damage and install alteration to an existing restaurant at 2 Wilton Ave., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $22,500. Filed April 23.

Alves, Maria and Manuel Alves, Norwalk, contractor for self. Construct an attached garage to an existing single-family residence at 16 Live Oak Road, Norwalk. Estimated cost: $60,000. Filed April 24.

Pavarini North East Construction, Stamford, contractor for Covent of Sacred Heart. Perform expansion of dining room in an existing commercial space at 1177 King St., Greenwich. Estimated cost: $1.8 million. Filed between April 21 and April 25.

Amec Carting L.L.C., Norwalk, contractor for Jacob Etal Omdahl. Demolish a single-family dwelling and garage at 16 Roosevelt Ave., Greenwich. Estimated cost: $9,965. Filed between April 21 and April 25.

Sunrise Hill Condo Association, Norwalk, contractor for self. Replace existing decks at Sunrise Hill Road, Norwalk. Estimated cost: $48,000. Filed April 25. The Shrine of St. Margaret, Bridgeport, contractor for self. Construct a temporary tent on a commercial space at 2523 Park Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $500. Filed April 22. Town of Greenwich, Greenwich, contractor for self. Set up cooking equipment, generator and a gas and propane tank for a fundraiser at 184 Hamilton Ave., Greenwich. Estimated cost: $400. Filed between April 21 and April 25. Town of Greenwich, Greenwich, contractor for self. Set up tents and a generator for a special event at Tods Driftway Lane, Greenwich. Estimated cost: $500. Filed between April 21 and April 25. TR Sono Partners L.L.C., Stamford, contractor for self. Construct a sign at an existing commercial space at 135 Washington St., A102, Norwalk. Estimated cost: $3,000. Filed April 23. Viking, Bridgeport, contractor for Thompson Fletecher. Perform office build-out in an existing commercial space at 930 Main St., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $970,423. Filed April 24.

American Integrity Restoration, Glastonbury, contractor for Joseph E. Hochreiter. Remove and replace asphalt shingles at an existing single-family residence at 6 Sandy Lane, Greenwich. Estimated cost: $10,000. Filed between April 21 and April 25. Andriolas, Stacy, Fairfield, contractor for self. Remove and replace porch on an existing single-family residence at 354356 Gregory St., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $10,000. Filed April 21. Baily, Janet, Bridgeport, contractor for self. Repair porch to an existing singlefamily residence at 825 Briarwood Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $1,200. Filed April 22. Beacraft, Joanne K. and Anthony G. Beacraft, Wilton, contractor for self. Perform additions and alterations at an existing single-family residence at 18 Stirrup Place, Wilton. Estimated cost: $35,000. Filed April 14. Bento, Susan, Fairfield, contractor for self. Remodel a kitchen and bathroom in an existing single-family residence at 779 Cleveland Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $4,500. Filed April 25. Brandes, Paula J. and Kenneth T. Brandes, Greenwich, contractor for self. Remove closed wall and enlarge bathroom in an existing single-family residence at 32 Welwyn Road, Greenwich. Estimated cost: $13,000. Filed between April 21 and April 25.

Campos, Olga, Norwalk, contractor for self. Construct a rear deck at an existing single-family residence at 3 Hollow Tree Road, Norwalk. Estimated cost: $5,000. Filed April 25.

Faboulous Events, contractor for the town of Fairfield. Construct four temporary tents for use at 70 Sanford St., Fairfield. Estimated cost: $2,000. Filed April 25.

Carey, Timothy, Fairfield, contractor for self. Remodel bathroom in an existing single-family residence at 2445 Madison Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $10,000. Filed April 25.

Fox Creek Builders, contractor for James H. Poucher and Moy Jennings. Enclose existing breezeway for a mudroom in an existing single-family residence at 195 Wilton Road, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $18,500. Filed April 25.

Cesar’s Improvement L.L.C., Stamford, contractor for Alicia Burak. Perform alterations to the first-floor kitchen, add windows in dining room, add a bathroom in the basement and remodel kitchen and playroom at 15 Le Grande Ave., Unit 5, Greenwich. Estimated cost: $9,000. Filed between April 21 and April 25. Connecticut Demolition, Greenwich, contractor for Susan P. Carroll, trustee. Demolish a wood shed on an existing single-family residence at 9 Bayberry Lane, Greenwich. Estimated cost: $1,000. Filed between April 21 and April 25. Daley Construction Company, Westport, contractor for Jason Fogelson. Construct a pool building with a wet bar, refrigerator, bathroom and shower at 143 N. Seir Hill Road, Norwalk. Estimated cost: $30,000. Filed April 25. Danc Jaroslav, contractor for Wright, Christopher J. & San Wright. Strip and reroof an existing single-family residence at 134 Center St., Fairfield. Estimated cost: $75,000. Filed April 25. Davenport Contracting Inc., Stamford, contractor for Leopard Tree L.L.C. Construct a free-standing pool gazebo on an existing single-family residence at 11 Round Hill Club Road, Greenwich. Estimated cost: $28,000. Filed between April 21 and April 25. Demagistris, Daniel, Southport, contractor for Elaine Sanders. Install a new gas fireplace within an existing singlefamily residence and add bookshelves at 1 Richlee Road, Norwalk. Estimated cost: $6,300. Filed April 22.

Garcia, Neriberto, Bridgeport, contractor for self. Remodel a kitchen in an existing single-family residence at 1839 Central Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $15,000. Filed April 22. Gatto, Anthony, Bridgeport, contractor for self. Build a roof over a front porch at an existing single-family residence at 225 Chamberlain Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $12,900. Filed April 25. GG+CC Properties, Fairfield, contractor for self. Add fire doors to an existing single-family residence at 777-779 Williams St., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $1,600. Filed April 23. Greake, Michael, Norwalk, contractor for self. Convert a garage to a home office in an existing single-family residence at 39 Elmwood Ave., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $13,500. Filed April 23. Green Age, Bridgeport, contractor for Rafael Santell. Repair the roof of an existing single-family residence at 669-671 Capital Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $1,800. Filed April 21. Greenwich Point Capital, Greenwich, contractor for self. Add dormer and perform interior alterations to an existing single-family residence at 885 Sylvan Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $28,000. Filed April 24. Habitat For Humanity, Bridgeport, contractor for self. Construct a new single-family residence at 31 Clifton Place, Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $95,000. Filed April 21.

Diels, Jean-Pierre F. and S. Kristi, Greenwich, contractor for self. Perform a bump-out of an existing library at 54 Richmond Hill Road, Greenwich. Estimated cost: $20,000. Filed between April 21 and April 25.

Hamilla, William, Bridgeport, contractor for Keith Bertram. Remove and install a roof at an existing single-family residence at 19 King St., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $6,600. Filed April 25.

Drye, Allie, Bridgeport, contractor for self. Repair roof of an existing singlefamily residence at 92 Carleson Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $5,020. Filed April 22.

Hamilla, William, Bridgeport, contractor for Richard Roina. Remove and install a roof at an existing single-family residence at 6 Bayne St., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $7,750. Filed April 25.

ETM Construction L.L.C., Norwalk, contractor for 7 Indian Spring L.L.C. Fitout a two and one-half story single-family residence with four bedrooms, four and one-half bathrooms at 7 Indian Spring Road, Norwalk. Estimated cost: $30,000. Filed April 23.

Hill, Wendy and Michael Hill, Greenwich, contractor for self. Demolish an existing single-family residence at 180 Park Ave., Greenwich. Estimated cost: $15,000. Filed between April 21 and April 25.

Faboulous Events Inc., Nyack, N.Y., contractor for Japanese Educational Institute. Construct a temporary tent for a private party at 270 Lake Ave., Greenwich. Estimated cost: $1,500. Filed between April 21 and April 25.

Jeflyn Construction Inc., Ridgefield, contractor for Frederic E. Wakeman. Replace and add windows in front and change hip roof to gable at 138 Pecksland Road, Greenwich. Estimated cost: $25,000. Filed between April 21 and April 25.

Jeflyn Construction Inc., Ridgefield, contractor for Scott A. Smith and Michele L. Smith. Convert an attached garage to a family room in an existing single-family residence at 26 Winthrop Drive, Greenwich. Estimated cost: $48,000. Filed between April 21 and April 25. Kevin’s Building and Remodeling, Waterbury, contractor for Michael Walsh. Remove and install a roof at an existing single-family residence at 18 Old Lantern Road, Norwalk. Estimated cost: $7,500. Filed April 25. Kneeland, Michael, Greenwich, contractor for self. Strip and reroof an existing single-family residence due to leaking at 74 Valleywood Road, Greenwich. Estimated cost: $12,000. Filed between April 21 and April 25. Lafferty, Gina R., Wilton, contractor for self. Construct a shed on the property of an existing single-family residence at 186 Ridgefield Road, Wilton. Estimated cost: $6,000. Filed April 14. Larry DeLuca Excavating L.L.C., Greenwich, contractor for 100 Club L.L.C. Demolish an existing single-family residence at 100 Club Road, Greenwich. Estimated cost: $15,000. Filed between April 21 and April 25. Lopez, Maritza, Norwalk, contractor for self. Construct a wooden storage shed on the property of an existing single-family residence at 207 Wolfpit Ave., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $8,000. Filed April 23. MAB Partners, Fairfield, contractor for self. Perform fire damage repairs to an existing single-family residence at 951 Capital Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $26,500. Filed April 22. Mahoney, Susan V. and William J. Mahoney, Greenwich, contractor for self. Perform swimming pool renovation, adding new tile, finish and main drain system at 441 N. Maple Ave., Greenwich. Estimated cost: $26,000. Filed between April 21 and April 25. Manganiello, Louis, et al., Greenwich, contractor for self. Remove wall and perform ceiling finishes in an existing single-family residence at 30 Glenville St., Greenwich. Estimated cost: $4,000. Filed between April 21 and April 25. Meghan, Johnson, Norwalk, contractor for self. Remodel a second-floor bathroom in an existing single-family residence at 16 Lockwood Lane, Norwalk. Estimated cost: $8,000. Filed April 22. Miller, William, Bridgeport, contractor for self. Enclose an open port in an existing single-family residence at 14 Hunting St., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $11,000. Filed April 25. Monroe Pool & Patio, Monroe, contractor for Steve Richardson. Construct an inground pool at an existing single-family residence at 105 Village Lane, Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $20,000. Filed April 21. Negreiro & Son Construction L.L.C., contractor for Lee Walter and Chwals Kaya. Perform a two-story interior remodeling of kitchen and bathrooms in an existing single-family residence at 2281 Redding Road, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $150,000. Filed April 25.

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NEWSMAKERS plus awards and events GOEDECKE & CO. ARRANGES GIANT ACQUISITION LOAN

COMMUNITY LIBRARY CAN WIN $25K GRANT

The Southport office of Goedecke & Co. L.L.C. has arranged $5,215,000 in financing for the acquisition of Giant at Milford Mill, a 68,720-square-foot neighborhood shopping center in Milford. Goedecke principal Timothy Breda and senior associate Kristin Zuckerman worked exclusively on behalf of Katz Properties L.L.C., a full service real estate company that invests in grocery-anchored centers in primary and secondary markets in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, to secure a long-term, fixed rate, nonrecourse loan from Iowa-based American Equity Investment Life Insurance Co.

Communities across the U.S. and Canada have answered the call from State Farm Insurance to help create a positive impact in their community and submitted 4,000 causes as part of this year’s neighborhood-assist program. United Way of Western Connecticut (UWWC) announced it is one of the top 200 causes selected by the State Farm Youth Advisory Board to compete for one of 40 State Farm Neighborhood Assist grants in the amount of $25,000. UWWC is calling upon Facebook users to help bring $25,000 worth of children’s books into the local community by voting online daily through May 16 for the UWWC Imagination Library program.

OENOPHILES NOW HAVE A WINERY-BASED CLUB

ORLAND AND BRODER RECEIVE TOP-10 AWARD

Located at 5 Shelter Rock Road, The Shelter Rock Winery, whose owner Giovanni Petretta’s family has been making wine for more than 500 years, represents the region’s first wine-making membership club where friends, neighbors and wine aficionados gather for the year-long winemaking process from grape selection, crushing, bottling, labeling and tasting. The club assists nonprofits and community organizations in raising funds by offering complimentary wine tastings. Seen here, Petretta and Bobbi Jo Beers, executive director of The Bethel Chamber of Commerce, toast the success of a wine tasting sponsored by the Chamber.

The National Academy of Family Law Attorneys (NAFLA) has named both Carole Topol Orland and Eric J. Broder among the top 10 attorneys in family law in Connecticut. Broder and Orland are co-founders of Westport-based Broder & Orland L.L.C., which is billed as Connecticut’s largest family law firm. NAFLA’s board of governors awards this distinction to only the top 10 family attorneys within the state. Criteria include client and peer reviews, length of time practicing family law, trial experience and case outcomes, published articles and legal awards.

STRATFORD LAW FIRM EXPANDS INTO STAMFORD

VACCARO AMONG TOP ADVISERS

Mitchell and Sheahan P.C., a Stratford-based law firm specializing in employment law, announced its expansion with an office at 68 Southfield Ave., 2 Stamford Landing,

Suite 100, Stamford. Attorney Gary Phelan will be splitting his time between the firm’s Stamford and Stratford offices. 

NORWALK BHHS NAMES TOP SALES EXECUTIVES BHHS New England Properties has announced the top sales executives in its Norwalk Office. The top honors in April went to Sue Cooper as the top-listing agent and to Tony Parenti, who won the top-selling award.

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Westport Resources, an independent investment firm, announced its founder and CEO John Adams Vaccaro was named one of Barron’s “Top 100 Financial Advisers in America” for 2014. Published by Dow Jones & Co., Barron’s bases rankings on assets managed, revenue generated for the advisers’ firms and the quality of advisers’ practices. This is the first time Vaccaro (ranked No. 91) has received the recognition.


HEART OF GOLD AT NESTLÉ

The Volunteer Center of United Way of Western Connecticut hosted its annual Heart of Gold Award Dinner on April 9 at the Stamford Marriott. More than 260 people attended. Tim Brown, Nestlé Waters president and CEO, was selected as this year’s Heart of Gold recipient “for ways in which Nestlé Waters and its employees make an impact on our community through volunteerism.” The 2014 Heart of Gold Scholarship went to Rachel Katz, a student at Westhill High School in Stamford, who will attend Duke University in the fall.

DATES MAY 13

MAY 14

MAY 14, 21 AND 28

From left, emcee Geoff Colvin, senior editor-at-large, Fortune magazine; Martin Anderson, co-chairman, The Volunteer Council; Bridget Fox, United Way of Western Connecticut; Victoria Zerjav, co-chairwoman, The Volunteer Council; Heart of Gold Award Honoree Tim Brown, president and CEO, Nestlé Waters North America; and Kim Morgan, CEO, United Way of Western Connecticut. Photo by Lynne LoRusso Photography.

SUCCESS FINDS FAIRFIELD FOOD DRIVE The town of Fairfield’s entire 375-member food drive committee has extended thanks for the “generosity and compassion necessary for the success of Fairfield’s townwide food drive” that took place the weekend of April 26-27 at Fairfield Ludlowe High School. Success was principally due to churches, synagogues, public and private schools, organizations, clubs and individuals who raised, packed and delivered the thousands of pounds of donated nonperishable food. “Most impressive was the enthusiastic participation of more than 600 on-site volunteers throughout the weekend long event,” organizers said in a prepared statement. “They all worked hard and we are very grateful.”

Danbury Chamber-based The Women’s Business Council will host The Employee Engagement Workshop, sponsored by Brio Tuscan Grille, noon-1:30pm at the Danbury Chamber of Commerce office, 39 West St. The event includes lunch with the $20 fee. The event addresses key strategies used by businesses on the “100 Best Places to Work” list to attract and retain good employees and to up productivity. For more information and to register, call 203-743-5565.

Greenwich Chamber of Commerce will host its Annual Business & Culinary Showcase 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, 90 Harding Road, Old Greenwich. More than 70 exhibitors, multiple raffle prizes and valet parking are included. The public is encouraged to attend; $20 per person. Call 203-869-3500 to register.

The United Way will present the final three installments of its four-part series titled How to Start a Food Business from 6-9 p.m. at the Women’s Business Development Council, Government Center, 888 Washington Blvd., Stamford. For more information, call 203-925-0686 

MAY 15

SCORE Fairfield County and Norwalk Library present a free small business workshop, “Legal Issues with Partners, Employees and Contractors,” with speaker Cliff Ennico, former host of TV’s “Money Hunt,” from 6-8 p.m. Check-in starts at 5:30 p.m., at Norwalk Library, 1 Belden Ave. Register at scorenorwalk.org 

MAY 18

Richter Association for the Arts hosts an afternoon of rhythm & traditional Irish culture with Gilleoghan Irish Dance’s presentation, “Stepping into Spring,” at 3 p.m. at Richter House, 100 Aunt Hack Road, Danbury. The performance features locally trained dancers ages 10-21. For more information, call 203-730-8479.

MAY 19

The first annual Play it Forward Michael Ness Golf Tournament and Awards Banquet will start at 1:30 p.m. at Oak Hills Golf Course in Norwalk. All proceeds benefit the Connecticut Burn Center at Bridgeport Hospital. Tickets are available for the banquet. Please contact Matthew Ness at MikeNessGolfTourney@gmail.com.

CLEANER THAN THOU AT YMCA The YMCA of Greenwich has installed a state-of-the-art ultraviolet disinfection system to combat odor, irritation, athletic asthma and corrosion for its 50-meter pool. Neptune Benson, of Conventry, R.I, a manufacturer of commercial aquatic filtration components and systems, completed the installation. Ultraviolet disinfection systems have become the standard for improving air quality and highly disinfecting indoor commercial pools, according to the company.

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on the record New Rock Management L.L.C., Greenwich, contractor for Martha N. Spector. Construct a new single-family dwelling at 159 Taconic Road, Greenwich. Estimated cost: $1.4 million. Filed between April 21 and April 25.

Solarcity Corp., San Mateo, contractor for Marcel Laporte and Luzette Laporte. Install solar PV array on an existing single-family residence at 23 W. Main St., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $11,162. Filed April 23.

Willison, Lorraine, Bridgeport, contractor for self. Install fire doors and vertical opening protection at an existing single-family residence at 731-733 Capital Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $3,534. Filed April 25.

Peccerilli Construction Co., West Haven, contractor for James Gotlieb. Finish basement and add a bathroom and a laundry room at an existing single-family residence at 16 Lawn St., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $16,000. Filed April 25.

Solarcity Corp., San Mateo, contractor for Antonio Laracca. Install solar array on an existing single-family residence at 6 Huckleberry Drive North, Norwalk. Estimated cost: $19,387. Filed April 22.

COURT CASES

Power Home Remodeling Group, Chester, Pa., contractor for Melford Miles. Remove and install a roof at an existing single-family residence at 37 Center Ave., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $22,000. Filed April 23.

Southport Construction L.L.C., Westport, contractor for Mark Connelly and Deborah Connelly. Construct a two-car garage superstructure with mudroom, corridor and rear deck at 12 Oakleigh Court, Norwalk. Estimated cost: $246,000. Filed April 22.

Preusser, David F. and Johnson Eloi, Fairfield, contractor for David F. Preusser and Johnson Eloi. Divide one room into two in an existing single-family residence at 2787 Redding Road, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $7,000. Filed April 25.

Special Properties L.L.C., New Canaan, contractor for David Nachman and Briana Nachman. Fit-out a two and onehalf story single-family residence with a two-car garage at 1 Logan Place, Norwalk. Estimated cost: $60,000. Filed April 25.

Quality Roofing Services Inc., contractor for Post Benson Corp. Remove and install a section of EPDM roof in an existing single-family residence at 837 Post Road, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $110,225. Filed April 25.

Stone Harbor Construction, Stamford, contractor for United Properties Ltd. Perform interior demolition of a building for asbestos removal at 360 Dr. Martin Luther King Road, Norwalk. Estimated cost: $36,000. Filed April 22.

R. R. Builders L.L.C., New Canaan, contractor for Jason Bonadio. Gut kitchen, baths, mudroom and family room in an existing single-family residence at 2 Broad Road, Greenwich. Estimated cost: $15,000. Filed between April 21 and April 25.

THD at Home Services Inc., Shrewsbury, Mass., contractor for Jeffery Konspore and Ellen Konspore. Install fiber cement siding on an existing single-family residence at 33 Fox Run Road, Norwalk. Estimated cost: $3,768. Filed April 24.

Rivera, Jorge, Southport, contractor for self. Perform interior renovations to the basement of an existing single-family residence at 760 Lakeside Drive, Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $10,000. Filed April 22.

THD at Home Services Inc., Shrewsbury, Mass., contractor for Lynne Abdo. Remove and install a roof and blow-in attic insulation in an existing single-family residence at 1 Highmeadow, Norwalk. Estimated cost: $3,841. Filed April 24.

RNS Construction L.L.C., Norwalk, contractor for Yonda Tagliaferro. Add a one-story rear addition to extend an existing den and relocate LP tank at an existing single-family residence at 5 Lookout Road, Norwalk. Estimated cost: $25,000. Filed April 23.

THD at Home Services Inc., Shrewsbury, Mass., contractor for Lee Ann Plaia. Install three replacement windows in an existing single-family residence at 17 Third St., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $1,047. Filed April 24.

Robert Haskell Construction, Norwalk, contractor for Ingrid Deane. Remodel existing kitchen and bathroom with new fixtures, new roof shingles and install heating systems in an existing single-family residence at 30 Yarmouth Road, Norwalk. Estimated cost: $100,000. Filed April 22. Rockwood Construction Co L.L.C., Greenwich, contractor for Trisha Estill. Expand kitchen area plus family room in an existing single-family residence at 34 Sheffield Way, Greenwich. Estimated cost: $150,000. Filed between April 21 and April 25. Rosow, Christopher, contractor for Brian T. Connell and Leslie Connell. Add a sunroom and a garage addition to an existing single-family residence at 338 Redding Road, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $71,500. Filed April 25. Sanchez, Ozwaldo, Bridgeport, contractor for self. Perform interior renovations to an existing single-family residence at 54 Soundview Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $1,000. Filed April 22. Semenuk, An and Christopher F. Semenuk, Greenwich, contractor for self. Remove interior wall finishes and chimney in an existing single-family residence at 4 Pilot Rock Lane, Greenwich. Estimated cost: $2,000. Filed between April 21 and April 25.

THD at Home Services Inc., Shrewsbury, Mass., contractor for Niranjanbhai Brahmbhatt. Remove and reroof vinyl siding in an existing single-family residence at 4 Blake St., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $28,312. Filed April 24. The Gateway Development, Greenwich, contractor for Steamboat Road. Construct a new two-family wood-frame residence at Steamboat Road, Greenwich. Estimated cost: $700,000. Filed between April 21 and April 25. Tracey Builders L.L.C., Norwalk, contractor for Nastanski Cynthia. Convert storage space in basement to an exercise room in an existing single-family residence at 34 High Meadows Road, Greenwich. Estimated cost: $9,000. Filed between April 21 and April 25. Trinity Heating & Air Inc., contractor for Joseph T. Skarupa, et al. Install a roof-mounted solar panel on an existing single-family residence at 171 Pell Meadow Drive, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $1,248. Filed April 25. Trust Realty Corp., Fairfield, contractor for Norwalk Commercial Realty. Replace existing rear egress for a 28-unit multifamily building at 7 Commerce St., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $30,000. Filed April 25.

Bridgeport District Court Group Five Seven Eleven L.L.C., Bridgeport. Filed by the Water Pollution Control Authority of the City of Bridgeport. Plaintiff’s attorney: Russell D. Liskov, Bridgeport. Action: The plaintiff has brought this breach of contract suit against the defendant alleging that it failed to pay a bill for services. Plaintiff claims monetary damages, interest, cost of suit, attorney fees, and any just and further relief, which the court deems to be fair and equitable. Filed April 21. Case No. 14cv6042335. Geico Indemnity Co., et al., Fairfield. Filed by Ricar Othello, New Haven. Plaintiff’s attorney: D’Elia Gillooly Depalma L.L.C., New Haven. 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 monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interests and costs. Filed April 21. Case No. 14cv6042340. Bridgeport Hospital and Healthcare Services Inc., Bridgeport. Filed by Helen F. DeBernardo, Stratford. Plaintiff’s attorney: John A. Florek, Stratford. Action: The plaintiff has brought this personal injury suit against the defendant alleging that she slipped on a wet floor owned by the defendant and sustained injury. This slippery condition was allegedly allowed to exist due the negligence of the defendant and its employees. The plaintiff claims monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs and such other relief as in equity would appertain. Filed April 21. Case No. 14cv6042365. Fine Painting of New England L.L.C., et al., Stratford. Filed by SherwinWilliams Co., Stratford. Plaintiff’s attorney: Joel Marc Jolles, Hamden. Action: The plaintiff has brought this breach of contract suit against the defendant alleging that it had not paid for goods provided to the defendant. The plaintiff has made a demand for the balance of $7,560, yet has not received payment. The plaintiff claims monetary damages in excess of $2,500 but less than $15,000, interest, costs, attorney’s fees and such other and further relief as deemed appropriate by the court. Filed April 21. Case No. 14cv6042405. PIA & Moro L.L.C., Bridgeport. Filed by the Water Pollution Control Authority of the City of Bridgeport. Plaintiff’s attorney: Office of the city attorney, Bridgeport. Action: The plaintiff has brought this breach of contract suit against the defendant alleging that it failed to pay a bill for services. Plaintiff claims monetary damages, interest, cost of suit, attorney fees and any just and further relief, which the court deems to be fair and equitable. Filed April 22. Case No. 14cv6042450.

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Bella Del Mar L.L.C., Bridgeport. Filed by the Water Pollution Control Authority of the City of Bridgeport. Plaintiff’s attorney: Office of the city attorney, Bridgeport. Action: The plaintiff has brought this breach of contract suit against the defendant alleging that it failed to pay a bill for services. Plaintiff claims monetary damages, interest, cost of suit, attorney fees and any just and further relief, which the court deems to be fair and equitable. Filed April 22. Case No. 14cv6042455. People to Places Inc., et al., Bridgeport. Filed by Mireille Jean-Charles, Bridgeport. Plaintiff’s attorney: Mangines and Burke L.L.C., West Hartford. Action: The plaintiff has brought this false arrest suit against the defendant alleging that it locked the plaintiff in a bus instead of driving her home. Plaintiff claims damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of costs and interest and such other damages as the court deems just and proper. Filed April 23. Case No. 14cv6042480.

Stamford District Court First Student Inc., et al., Stamford. Filed by Jan Pierre Llerena, Stamford. Plaintiff’s attorney: Tooher, Wocl & Leydon L.L.C., Stamford. Action: The plaintiff has brought this personal injury suit against the defendant alleging that he was hit by a bus owned by the defendant. Plaintiff claims $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs. Filed April 17. Case No. 14cv6021903. Genex Turbine Technologies L.L.C., et al., East Windsor. Filed by Sovereign Bank N.A., Dorchester, Mass. Plaintiff’s attorney: Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman and Dicker, 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 commercial term promissory note. The plaintiff has declared the entire outstanding principal balance due and has made a demand for the balance, yet has not received payment. The plaintiff claims money damages of $75,000, costs, attorney’s fees and such other and further equitable relief as this court deems just and proper. Filed April 17. Case No. 14cv6021907. Target Stores Inc., Stratford. Filed by Susy Touma, Stamford. Plaintiff’s attorney: Lynch, Traub, Keefe & Errante P.C., New Haven. Action: The plaintiff has brought this personal injury suit against the defendant alleging that she slipped on a water spill in a walkway owned by the defendant and sustained injury. This slippery condition was allegedly allowed to exist due to the negligence of the defendant and its employees. The plaintiff claims compensatory damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs and such other and further relief as law or equity may provide. Filed April 21. Case No. 14cv6021912. Ball Baker Leake L.L.P., et al., New York, N.Y. Filed by Rothstein-Tauber Inc., Stamford. Plaintiff’s attorney: Mark Stern & Associates L.L.C., Norwalk. Action: The plaintiff has brought this malpractice suit against the defendant alleging that it failed to adhere to accounting industry standards when performing accounting services for the plaintiff. As a result, the plaintiff lost more than $3 million due to embezzlement. Plaintiff claims damages within the jurisdiction of the court, attorney’s fees and cost of suit, treble damages and such other relief as in law or equity may pertain. Filed April 23. Case No. 14cv6021941.

Ticketnetwork Inc., South Windsor. Filed by Jeffrey D. Sheman, Hopkinton, Mass. Plaintiff’s attorney: Mark Daniel Sherman L.L.C., Stamford. Action: The plaintiff has brought this suit against the defendant alleging that he was retaliated against and fired for cooperating in a government investigation against his employer, the defendant. Plaintiff seeks compensatory damages, general and consequential damages, punitive damages, attorney’s fees, costs and such other and further relief as the court may deem appropriate. Filed April 25. Case No. 14cv6021978.

SUPERIOR COURT Sentry Credit Inc. Filed by Joseph Lefebvre, Putnam. Plaintiff’s attorney: Law Offices of Joanne Faulkner, New Haven. Action: The plaintiff has brought this fair debt collection suit against the defendant alleging that it attempted to collect more money than the plaintiff owed. Plaintiff claims compensatory damages, punitive damages and statutory damages. Filed April 21. Case no. 14cv00530. Freedom Ring Communications L.LC., Portsmouth, N.H. Filed by Directional Communications Inc., Wallingford. Plaintiff’s attorney: Halloran & Sage L.L.P., Hartford. Action: The plaintiff has brought this breach of contract suit against the defendant alleging that it failed to pay for services provided by the plaintiff. Additionally, plaintiff alleges that it was unjustly enriched. Plaintiff claims compensatory damages, interest, costs and attorney’s fees. Filed April 21. Case no. 14cv00532. Loureiro Engineering Associates Inc., Plainville. Filed by Monroe Environmental Corp., Monroe, Mich. Plaintiff’s attorney: Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C., Troy, Mich. Action: The plaintiff has brought this breach of contract suit against the defendant alleging that it failed to pay for additional costs incurred in their construction for the plaintiff. Plaintiff seeks $127,000, compensatory damages and litigation costs. Filed April 21. Case no. 14cv00536.

PHL Variable Insurance Co. Filed by USA Bank N.A. Plaintiff’s attorney: Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, N.Y. Defendant’s attorney: Carlton, Fields, Jorden Burt. Action: The plaintiff has filed this breach of contract suit against the defendant alleging that it unlawfully increased the costs of interest rates. Plaintiff claims damages, pre- and post-judgment interest, attorney’s fees and such other and further relief as the court deems necessary. Filed April 22. Case no. 14cv00555. Metro-North Railroad Co., N.Y. Filed Geraldine Tarylor, et al, Shelton. Plaintiff’s attorney: Cahill, Goetsche & Perry P.C., New Haven. Action: The plaintiff has brought this personal injury suit against the defendant alleging that they were injured in a train crash on the defendants’ train. The crash was allegedly due the defendant’s negligence in that they failed to properly monitor the trains’ speed. Plaintiffs claim monetary damages and any such other and further relief as the court finds just and equitable. Filed April 25. Case no. 14cv00561. Metro-North Railroad Co., N.Y. Filed by Berwyn Kelley and Carmen Kelly, New Britian. Plaintiff’s attorney: Cahill, Goetsche & Perry P.C., New Haven. Action: The plaintiffs have brought this personal injury suit against the defendant alleging that they were injured in a train crash on the defendants train. The crash was allegedly due the defendant’s negligence in that they failed to properly monitor the trains’ speed. Plaintiffs claim monetary damages and any such other and further relief as the court finds just and equitable. Filed April 25. Case no. 14cv00563.

DEEDS

COMMITTEE DEEDS Bell, Beverly, et al., Trumbull. Appointed committee: James E. Butler, Trumbull. Property: 15 Rocky Hill Road, Trumbull. Amount: $215,564. Docket no. 9cv5020864S. Filed April 24.

Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc., et al., North Wales, Pa. Filed by Twin City Iron Workers Health and Welfare Fund. Plaintiff’s attorney: Spector, Roseman & Kodraff, Philadelphia, Pa. Action: The plaintiffs have brought this anti-trust suit against the defendants alleging that it had engaged in anticompetitive, price-fixing behavior. Plaintiff claims treble damages, multiple damages, punitive damages and other damages and such other and further relief as may be required. Filed April 22. Case no. 14cv00539.

Home Builders of Connecticut Inc., Stratford. Appointed committee: Edward F. Czepiga II, Stratford. Property: Plane Tree Road, Map 30.16 Block 1, Lot 10, Stratford. Amount: $10,000. Docket no. 13cv6036234S. Filed April 23.

Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc., et al., North Wales, Pa. Filed by Afscme District Council 47 Health & Welfare Fund. Plaintiff’s attorney: Connolly Wells & Gray L.L.P., King of Prussia, Pa. Action: The plaintiffs have brought this antitrust suit against the defendants alleging that it had engaged in anticompetitive, price-fixing behavior. Plaintiff claims treble damages, multiple damages, punitive damages and other damages and such other and further relief as may be required. Filed April 22. Case no. 14cv00540.

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Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc., et al., North Wales, Pa. Filed by Neca-Ibew Welfare Trust Fund. Plaintiff’s attorney: Robbins, Geller, Rudman & Dowd LLP, San Diego, Calif. Action: The plaintiffs have brought this antitrust suit against the defendants alleging that it had engaged in anticompetitive, price-fixing behavior. Plaintiff claims treble damages, multiple damages, punitive damages and other damages and such other and further relief as may be required. Filed April 22. Case no. 14cv00541.

Williams, Gary Wayne, Norwalk. Appointed committee: David J. Marantz, Norwalk. Property: 28 Coldspring St., Norwalk. Amount: $304,612. Docket no. 12cv6014599-S. Filed April 22.

108-20 Street L.L.C., Trumbull. Seller: Thomas H. Hill and Susan L. Hill, Trumbull. Property: 110 Aspen Lane, Trumbull. Amount: $642,000. Filed April 14. ARC Hospitality Stratford L.L.C. New York, N.Y. Seller: CBS Stratford L.L.C., Fairfax, Va. Property: 6905 Main St., Stratford. Amount: $16 million. Filed April 23. Brightview Norwalk L.L.C., Baltimore, Md. Seller: The Pietro Micca Lodge Building Association of Norwalk Connecticut Inc., Norwalk. Property: 162 New Canaan Ave., Parcel A, Map 8370, Norwalk. Amount: $2 million. Filed April 22. Brightview Norwalk L.L.C., Baltimore, Md. Seller: Leonard Paschalidis, Norwalk. Property: 9 Wood Acres Road, Norwalk. Amount: $505,000. Filed April 22.


on the record CT Five Investment Enterprises L.L.C., Bridgeport. Seller: Christopher Frattarola and Emilio Frattarola, Oxford. Property: 198 Prince St., Bridgeport. Amount: $140,000. Filed April 24.

Dube, Marjorie L. and Richard S. Dube, Norwalk. Grantor: Richard S. Dube and Marjorie L. Dube, Norwalk. Property: 150 Newtown Ave., Norwalk. Amount: $1. Filed April 21.

End Redevelopment L.L.C., Bridgeport. Seller: ATFH Real Property L.L.C., Juniper, Fla. Property: 1841-1853 Stratford Ave. and 20 Bishop Ave., Bridgeport. Amount: $710,714. Filed April 24.

Duffy, Alexandra S., Rowayton. Grantor: Sean D. Duffy, Stamford. Property: 19 Bryan Road, Norwalk. For no consideration paid. Filed April 24.

Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation Inc., Bloomfield. Seller: ZAX L.L.C., Weston. Property: 27 Cannon Road, Wilton. Amount: $2.2 million. Filed April 21. Norwalk Condos L.L.C., Fairfield. Seller: Jaisy George, Yonkers, N.Y. Property: Unit BA-3 of Fairfield 18 Condominium, Norwalk. Amount: $122,000. Filed April 24. T & W Enterprises L.L.C., Stratford. Seller: Barbara Piccolo, Monroe. Property: 185 Masarik Ave., Stratford. Amount: $250,000. Filed April 22.

QUIT CLAIM 152 Ponus Ave L.L.C., Wilton. Grantor: Janel Cassara, Wilton. Property: 152 Ponus Ave., Norwalk. Amount: $1. Filed April 14. 4 Cunningham Place L.L.C., Norwalk. Grantor: Frank S. Infurchia Sr., Westport. Property: 4 Cunningham Place, Westport. Amount: $1. Filed April 15. 64 Charron Street Associates L.L.C., Trumbull. Grantor: Gabor Datz, Trumbull. Property: 64 Charron St., Bridgeport. Amount: $1. Filed April 21.

Fair Realty Rescue L.L.C., Danbury. Grantor: Marshall Asmar, Danbury. Property: 269 Alba Ave., Bridgeport. Amount: $28,000. Filed April 22. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, McLean, Va. Grantor: Bank of America N.A., Plano, Texas. Property: 42 Howard St., Stratford. Amount: undisclosed. Filed April 21. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, McLean, Va. Grantor: Bank of America N.A., Lewisville, Texas. Property: 132 Bennet St., Unit 204, Bridgeport. Amount: undisclosed. Filed April 23. Federal National Mortgage Association, Dallas, Texas. Grantor: OneWest Bank F.S.B., Pasadena, Calif. Property: 28 Coldspring St., Norwalk. Amount: undisclosed. Filed April 22. Federal National Mortgage Association, Dallas, Texas. Grantor: JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., Jacksonville, Fla. Property: 57 Ferris Ave., Norwalk. For no consideration paid. Filed April 25. Federal National Mortgage Association, Dallas, Texas. Grantor: Bank of America N.A., Plano, Texas. Property: 24 Dande St., Bridgeport. For no consideration paid. Filed April 24.

Adams, Virginia M. and Howard A. Adams, Norwalk. Grantor: Howard A. Adams, Norwalk. Property: Unit 105 of Foxboro Court Condominium, Norwalk. Amount: $1. Filed April 21.

Gibson, Marahal D., et al., New Haven. Grantor: Steve Kristof Sr., Norwalk. Property: 265 Church St., Suite 504, Norwalk. Amount: $640,000. Filed April 14.

Antera, Doriana and Armando Pantalone, Weatogue. Grantor: Domenico Pantalona and Giacinta Pantalona, Norwalk. Property: Lot 47, Map 2810, Norwalk. Amount: $1. Filed April 16.

Gilbreath, Ann T. and William S. Gilbreath, Norwalk. Grantor: Anne T. Gilbreath, Norwalk. Property: 230 New Canaan Ave., Unit 5, Norwalk. Amount: undisclosed. Filed April 25.

Brightview Norwalk L.L.C., Baltimore, Md. Grantor: Brightview Norwalk L.L.C., Norwalk. Property: 162 New Canaan Ave., Parcel A, Map 8370, Norwalk. Amount: $10. Filed April 22.

Hrtanek, Brenda and Amy Grunklee, Norwalk. Grantor: Amy Grunklee and Brenda Hrtanek, Norwalk. Property: 3 Brenner Lane, Norwalk. For no consideration paid. Filed April 25.

Brown, Felicia Davis and Patrick Brown, Stratford. Grantor: Patrick Brown, Stratford. Property: 66-68 Agresta Terrace, Stratford. Amount: $1. Filed April 14.

Hung, Jean, New York, N.Y. Grantor: CT Five Investment Enterprises L.L.C., New Hyde Park, N.Y. Property: undisclosed, Bridgeport. For no consideration paid. Filed April 24.

Brown, Patrick, Stratford. Grantor: Hazel Smith-Brown, Stratford. Property: 66-68 Cornwall St., Stratford. Amount: $1. Filed April 14.

Infurchia Sr., Frank S., Bethel. Grantor: 4 Cunningham Place L.L.C., Norwalk. Property: 4 Cunningham Place, Westport. Amount: $1. Filed April 15.

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

Jacobellis, Mary, Stratford. Grantor: Thomas Jacobellis, Merrit, N.C. Property: 40 Springview Ave., Stratford. For no consideration paid. Filed April 14.

Curillo, Franklin A., Bridgeport. Grantor: Cristian M. Curillo, Bridgeport. Property: 2378 E. Main St., Bridgeport. For no consideration paid. Filed April 23.

Jr., Daniel R. Walsh, Trumbull. Grantor: JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., Jacksonville, Fla. Property: 95 Vine St., Bridgeport. Amount: $71,000. Filed April 21.

Diaz, Julio, Lake Worth, Fla. Grantor: Virgilio Del Valle Valdez, Caguas, Puerto Rico. Property: 1461 South Ave., Stratford. For no consideration paid. Filed April 22.

JSJCA L.L.C., Norwalk. Grantor: Shari Catino, Norwalk. Property: Unit 7 of Flax Hill Section I Condominium, Norwalk. For no consideration paid. Filed April 21.

Le, Andy D., Milford. Grantor: Giang D. Le, Bridgeport. Property: 200 Summit St., Bridgeport. Amount: $1. Filed April 23. Lustman, Jeffrey S., trustee, Stratford. Grantor: Jeffrey S. Lustman, Stratford. Property: 260 Maple Oak Drive, Stratford. Amount: $1. Filed April 17. Moscardino, Garbriele, Westport. Grantor: Anthony Hare and Sharon Morley, Palm Beach, Fla. Property: 1 Loretta Circle, Westport. Amount: $110,000. Filed April 23. Newbury REO 2013 L.L.C., Bethesda, Md. Grantor: JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., Jacksonville, Fla. Property: 12 Elaine St., Norwalk. Amount: undisclosed. Filed April 17.

Slosberg, Robert, Westport. Grantor: Dawn Prestom-Slosberg, Westport. Property: 9 Highwood Lane, Westport. For no consideration paid. Filed April 17.

Avalos, Gilberto, Norwalk. Seller: Roger Shields and Lale Kostakoglu Shields, Norwalk. Property: 5 Nursery Court, Norwalk. Amount: $618,000. Filed April 15.

So No Holdings L.L.C., Norwalk. Grantor: Roberta Wilmot, Norwalk. Property: 19 Woodbury Ave., Norwalk. Amount: $1. Filed April 23.

Baldwin, Katie and Geoffrey Baldwin, Brooklyn, N.Y. Seller: Albert E. Hancock III and Susan A. Hancock, Westport. Property: 2 Northside Lane, Westport. Amount: $1 million. Filed April 21.

Stoligan Properties L.L.C., Bridgeport. Grantor: Jason Milligan and Mark Stoltz, Bridgeport. Property: 2870-2872, Bridgeport. Amount: $1. Filed April 24. Tannian, Adrian J., Norwalk. Grantor: Susan W. Tannian, Norwalk. Property: 55 Wolfpit Ave., Norwalk. Amount: $1. Filed April 25.

Pace, Karen E., Rowayton. Grantor: Gerald I. Pace, Rowayton. Property: Lot 29, Map 108, Norwalk. Amount: $1. Filed April 21.

Theodoridis, Bobby, Norwalk. Grantor: Christina Theodoridis and Bobby Theodoridis, Norwalk. Property: 19 Couch St., Norwalk. For no consideration paid. Filed April 16.

Phoenix Alston Residential, Norwalk. Grantor: Phoeniz Alston Residential L.L.C., Norwalk. Property: 30 June Ave., Norwalk. Amount: $1. Filed April 25.

Toffolo, Cornelia H., Wilton. Grantor: Cornelia Harrington Toffolo, Wilton. Property: Lot 4, Map 3327, Wilton. For no consideration paid. Filed April 17.

Pleitez, Jose Hidardo, Norwalk. Grantor: Karina Pleitez, Norwalk. Property: 25 Oxford St., Norwalk. For no consideration paid. Filed April 17.

Torigian, Arsene Gary, Norwalk. Grantor: Jennifer Torigian, Norwalk. Property: Lot 63, Map 4582, Norwalk. Amount: $1. Filed April 21.

PMC 2013 L.L.C., Bridgeport. Grantor: SRP 2011-8 L.L.C., Bridgeport. Property: 2625 Park Ave., Unit 2G, Bridgeport. Amount: $1. Filed April 21.

Torv, Denise, Westport. Grantor: Denise Torv and Keith Buckler, Westport. Property: 311 Main St., Westport. Amount: $10. Filed April 17.

Potolicchio, Jason G., Norwalk. Grantor: Jason G. Potolicchio and Kristin A. Saro, Norwalk. Property: Unit 8 of Glenrock Condominium, Norwalk. For no consideration paid. Filed April 17.

Wu, Yingzhen, Wilton. Grantor: Yingzhen W. Sidleau, Wilton. Property: Unit 31, Building 6 of Glen River Condominium, Wilton. For no consideration paid. Filed April 17.

Provo, Cynthia M. and Joseph V. Ciarcia, Stratford. Grantor: Joseph V. Ciarcia, Stratford. Property: 532 Sedgewick Ave., Stratford. Amount: $1. Filed April 21.

RESIDENTIAL

Purcell, Sheree L. and Richard Purcell, Westport. Grantor: Richard Purcell, Westport. Property: 7 Westfair Drive, Westport. Amount: undisclosed. Filed April 14. Ramirez, Karla and Randolph Ramirez, Wilton. Grantor: Karla L. Ramirez and Randolph O. Ramirez, Wilton. Property: Lot 13, Map 2755, Wilton. For no consideration paid. Filed April 15. Reilly, Maureen, Stratford. Grantor: Thomas R. Fiorella, Stratford. Property: 511 Bridgeview Place, Stratford. Amount: $1. Filed April 21. REO 2013 L.L.C., Bethesda, Md. Grantor: JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., Jacksonville, Fla. Property: 128 Cowles St., Bridgeport. For no consideration paid. Filed April 24. River Ridge at Wilton Homeowners Association Inc., Newtown. Grantor: Toll CT II L.P., Newtown. Property: 53 Church Hill Road, Wilton. Amount: undisclosed. Filed April 21. Saslow, Diane L., trustee, Stratford. Grantor: Diane L. Saslow, Stratford. Property: 260 Maple Oak Drive, Stratford. Amount: $1. Filed April 17. Si Belden L.L.C., Farmington. Grantor: Mary Lee Stiegler, Green Farms. Property: 11 Beldon Ave., Map 8466, Norwalk. Amount: undisclosed. Filed April 15.

Agee, Richard H., Westport. Seller: Federal National Mortgage Association, Dallas, Texas. Property: 126 Washington St., Norwalk. Amount: $145,000. Filed April 21. Ahumada-Figueroa, Giannina and Jose Coello, Stamford. Seller: Victor A. English and Sharon A. English, Norwalk. Property: 67 Maple St., Norwalk. Amount: $278,900. Filed April 15. Albert, Joann C. and Catherine C. Tirella, Norwalk. Seller: Darryl W. Colson and Lisa A. Colson, Norwalk. Property: 11 Norden Place, Unit 46, Norwalk. Amount: $126,230. Filed April 16. Alvarez-Quiles, Abigail and Nathaniel Quiles, Bridgeport. Seller: Rod Harmon, South Windsor. Property: 40 Mansa Place, Stratford. Amount: $308,000. Filed April 21. Ambrosecchio, Albert N., trustee, Norwalk. Seller: Karen-Gene Creigh, Norwalk. Property: 3 Ingelside Ave., Norwalk. Amount: $240,000. Filed April 22. Anthony, Staicy and Anthony George Kalingal, West Hartford. Seller: Loetitia Lebreton, Norwalk. Property: Unit 1A of Warwood Condominium, Norwalk. Amount: $138,000. Filed April 16. Arnold, Nyiesha, Norwalk. Seller: Francisco J. Restrepo and Maria Restrepo, Norwalk. Property: Unit 2 of Woodfield Common, Norwalk. Amount: $187,000. Filed April 22.

Barbara Bruggermann Trust, Norwalk. Seller: Barbara Bruggermann, Norwalk. Property: 5 Longshore Ave., Norwalk. Amount: $1. Filed April 23. Basic, Richard, Milford. Seller: Summerlin Asset Management V. Trust, Lake Havasu City. Property: 25 Rosellen Drive, Trumbull. Amount: $430,000. Filed April 11. Binn, Marisol, Bridgeport. Seller: Raul Cedillos, Bridgeport. Property: 29-31 Sherwood Ave., Bridgeport. Amount: $65,000. Filed April 24. Brody, Robert G., Westport. Seller: Rabbit Hill Road L.L.C., Westport. Property: 3 Rabbit Hill Road, Westport. Amount: $1.6 million. Filed April 16. Brown, Maureen and Thomas Brown, Statford. Seller: Paul Ortiz, Stratford. Property: 344 Windsor Ave., Stratford. Amount: $295,000. Filed April 25. Bullen, Virginia, Stamford. Seller: Barbara K. Posner, Bridgeport. Property: Unit 65 of Rowayton Woods Condominium, Norwalk. Amount: $387,500. Filed April 16. Cannavino, Clarissa H. and John W. Cannavino Jr., Wilton. Seller: Caroline R. Wilson, Hamden. Property: 130 Rivergate Drive, Wilton. Amount: $492,000. Filed April 25. Cassara, Janel, Norwalk. Seller: Federal National Mortgage Association, Dallas, Texas. Property: 152 Ponus Ave., Norwalk. Amount: $262,000. Filed April 14. Chantlos, Daniel and Zachary Chantlos, Statford. Seller: Federal National Mortgage Association, Stratford. Property: 54 Sheppard St., Stratford. Amount: $115,525. Filed April 17. Chaudhary, Vikramjit, Naugatuck. Seller: Donna M. Jordan, Bridgeport. Property: 435 Peet St., Bridgeport. Amount: $115,000. Filed April 22. Chowdhury, Uma and Jewel K. Chowdhury, Norwalk. Seller: Jorge Lavalre, Norwalk. Property: 8 Woodbury Ave., Norwalk. Amount: $280,000. Filed April 16. Dahl, Cynthia B. and Peter G. Dahl, Boca Raton, Fla. Seller: Peter G. Dahl, Boca Raton, Fla. Property: 455 Prayer Spring Road, Stratford. Amount: $10. Filed April 17. Davis, Alexandra and Mark J. Davis, Bridgeport. Seller: Nicholas M. Krupansky, Stratford. Property: Lot 9, Broadbridge Section 1, Map 1570, Stratford. Amount: $246,000. Filed April 17. Deane, Ingrid M., New Canaan. Seller: Bank of America N.A., Norwalk. Property: 30 Yarmouth Road, Norwalk. Amount: $1.1 million. Filed April 15.

Dias, Karen and Roland Dias, Trumbull. Seller: Alex J. Sineglasov and Jennifer L. Sineglasov, Stamford. Property: 270 Stonehouse Road, Trumbull. Amount: $860,000. Filed April 24. Diaz, Roque Sosa, Bridgeport. Seller: Federal National Mortgage Association, Dallas, Texas. Property: 15 Rocky Hill Road, Trumbull. Amount: $180,400. Filed April 24. Donley, Lauren G. and Daniel W. Baldwin, Bridgeport. Seller: James D. O’Boyle and Peter J. Dejong, Naples, Fla. Property: 156 Rowayton Woods Drive, Norwalk. Amount: $352,500. Filed April 15. Drummond, Jeffrey and Annamarie C. Aunce, Stamford. Seller: Nancy Z. Kaericher, Milford. Property: 3 Oakwood Ave., Norwalk. Amount: $199,900. Filed April 16. Duss, Rita M. and William A. Duss, Trumbull. Seller: William C. McCarthy and Debbie Zeldis, Trumbull. Property: 263 Mayfield Drive, Trumbull. Amount: $370,000. Filed April 17. Dustin, Rachel L. and Kenneth T. Dustin, Trumbull. Seller: Edward C. Slavis and Linda A. Slavis, Trumbull. Property: 275 Lawrence Road, Trumbull. Amount: $346,100. Filed April 17. Duva-Ganino, Tracy and Joseph F. Ganino Jr., Trumbull. Seller: Robert A. Duva, Trumbull. Property: 52 Park Lane, Trumbull. Amount: $287,500. Filed April 21. Easter, Jessica and Nathan Easter, Norwalk. Seller: Ethan K. Waters and Sarah L. Waters, Norwalk. Property: Lot 23, Map 3680, Norwalk. Amount: $640,000. Filed April 21. Fernandez, Jesus M., Stamford. Seller: Sweta Verma, Camas, Wash. Property: 63 E. Rocks Road, Norwalk. Amount: $320,000. Filed April 14. Forte, Lauren A. and Matthew P. Forte, Norwalk. Seller: Lauren A. Forte, Norwalk. Property: 258 Grumman Ave., Norwalk. For no consideration paid. Filed April 23. Freitas, Cleverson, Bridgeport. Seller: Federal National Mortgage Association, Dallas, Texas. Property: 1290 Reservoir Road, Bridgeport. Amount: $73,900. Filed April 21. Freitas, Tiago F., Stamford. Seller: Roger LaFrance and Kathleen LaFrance, Oxford. Property: 3 Oakwood Ave., Unit A15, Norwalk. Amount: $215,000. Filed April 16. Gao, Jiali, Tolland. Seller: Lindsay Sloan, Norwalk. Property: Unit 75 of Glenrock Condominium, Norwalk. Amount: $318,000. Filed April 22. Garcia, Eisabell and Edwin Garcia, Norwalk. Seller: Lillian Nieves, Stratford. Property: 59 Quail St., Stratford. Amount: $211,000. Filed April 21. Gavern, Tracy A. and Jonathan Gavern, Monroe. Seller: Scott J. Keehan and Nicola S. Keehan, Trumbull. Property: 9 Echo Hill Road, Trumbull. Amount: $277,250. Filed April 25. GB Zeolla L.L.C., Norwalk. Seller: 193 East Ave. L.L.C., Norwalk. Property: Lot 48, Map 469, Norwalk. Amount: $400,000. Filed April 15.

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on the record Gerber, Hillary and Jonathan K. Gerber, Westport. Seller: Brian P. Mulhern and Elisa N. Mulhern, Westport. Property: 31 Crawford Road, Westport. Amount: $2.2 million. Filed April 17.

Kyriakidis, Pinelopi and Efstathios Kyriakidis, Norwalk. Seller: Theofilos Tsirakidis and Stella Tsirakidis, Norwalk. Property: 130 Flax Hill Road, Norwalk. Amount: $250,000. Filed April 24.

Gindek, Kaitlin and Joshua Giodano, Trumbull. Seller: Blueberry Farm Developers L.L.C., Stratford. Property: 214 Edison Road, Trumbull. Amount: $442,500. Filed April 17.

Lampert, Lisa, Westport. Seller: Susan E. Filonuk, Westport. Property: 10 Compo Hill Ave., Westport. Amount: $1.7 million. Filed April 15.

Gold, Diane, Bridgeport. Seller: PMC 2013 L.L.C., Stamford. Property: 2625 Park Ave., Unit 2G, Bridgeport. Amount: $60,000. Filed April 21.

Leeming, Emily, Darien. Seller: Anne Cochran, Norwalk. Property: Unit 9B5 of Ledgebrook Condominium, Norwalk. Amount: $324,500. Filed April 25.

Gold, Jason, Norwalk. Seller: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., McLean, Va. Property: 71 B. Osborne Ave., Norwalk. Amount: $229,000. Filed April 22.

LeFavour, Carolyn K., Naperville, Ill. Seller: Robert A. Olah and Silvia Olah, Weston. Property: 27 Wampum Hill Road, Wilton. Amount: $1.4 million. Filed April 16.

Goldsholl, Nancy E. and Robert G. Goldsholl, Norwalk. Seller: Danielle R. Botros, San Rafael, Calif. Property: Unit 174 of Rowayton Woods Condominium, Norwalk. Amount: $415,000. Filed April 22.

Ma, Shuangge and Mingyo Shi, Stamford. Seller: Brian D. Fanelli and Kerianne Fanelli, Wilton. Property: 181 Old Boston Road, Wilton. Amount: $915,000. Filed April 14.

Gorman, Paul J., Trumbull. Seller: Frank H. Witt Jr., Oceanside, Calif. Property: 57 Poplar St., Trumbull. Amount: $302,250. Filed April 15.

MacMillan, Andrew, New York, N.Y. Seller: Heather Thompson and Richard Thompson, Norwalk. Property: 19 Oakledge Circle, Norwalk. Amount: $325,000. Filed April 17.

Green, Stephen M., Darien. Seller: Wendy Schwarz, Norwalk. Property: 98 Rowayton Ave., Norwalk. Amount: $1.5 million. Filed April 21. Guthman, Patricia Ann and Frank H. Guthman, Norwalk. Seller: Frank H. Guthman, Norwalk. Property: Lot M, Map 2159, Norwalk. Amount: $100. Filed April 21. Hall, Ethel, Statford. Seller: Bank of America N.A., Stratford. Property: 90 Ryan Ave., Stratford. Amount: $76,760. Filed April 23. Hetzer, Barbara, trustee, Bedford Corners, N.Y. Seller: Piekarski Investments L.L.C., Fairfield. Property: 31 Morehouse Lane, Norwalk. Amount: $899,975. Filed April 17. Jimenez, Sindy and Andres Jimenez, Statford. Seller: Julio Diaz, Lake Worth, Fla. Property: 1461 South Ave., Stratford. Amount: $125,000. Filed April 22. Jiminez, Carlos Andres, Bridgeport. Seller: Keith R. Rich and Sara E. Hidalgo, Stratford. Property: 104 Euerle St., Stratford. Amount: $135,000. Filed April 14. Jobarteh, Fatou and Ndey Kumba Hinds, Trumbull. Seller: David R. Biondi, Trumbull. Property: 350 Dayton Road, Trumbull. Amount: $10. Filed April 14. Joyce, Carolyn and Michael Joyce, Trumbull. Seller: Carmella P. Bonitatibus, Stratford. Property: 63 Inward Road, Trumbull. Amount: $250,000. Filed April 25. Kammerman, Lesley and John Kammerman, Norwalk. Seller: Michael D. D’Angelo and Whitney T. Pacelli, Westport. Property: 405 Silver Creek Lane, Norwalk. Amount: $649,000. Filed April 25. Kessner, Sandra D. and Neil H. Kessner, Westport. Seller: Violet Gaul, Westport. Property: 113 Regents Park, Westport. Amount: $843. Filed April 23. Kunderlikova-Bakos, Katrina and Frantisek Bakos, Norwalk. Seller: Samantha L. Sigel, Norwalk. Property: 50 Aikeb St., Unit 376, Norwalk. Amount: $244,000. Filed April 25.

Mallik, Alok, Trumbull. Seller: Astoria Federal Savings and Loan Association, Trumbull. Property: 2189 Huntington Turnpike, Trumbull. Amount: $446,000. Filed April 23. Markisz, Laura B. and John H. Darash, Port Chester, N.Y. Seller: Virginia Petrucci, Norwalk. Property: 242 Flax Hill Road, Unit A., Norwalk. Amount: $355,000. Filed April 16. Mazerski, Norbert and Ewa Perkowska, Statford. Seller: Bank of America N.A., Simi Valley, Calif. Property: 52 Cupheag Crescent, Stratford. Amount: $32,900. Filed April 15. Mazzucco, Marianne and Robert P. Mazzucco, Wilton. Seller: Toll CT II L.P., Newtown. Property: 7 River Ridge Lane, Wilton. Amount: $1 million. Filed April 21. Menaldo, Valentin A., Bronx, N.Y. Seller: Canterbury Development L.L.C., Trumbull. Property: 36-38 Bishop Ave., Bridgeport. Amount: $265,000. Filed April 23. Mendez, Marco A. Cordero, Bridgeport. Seller: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., McLean, Va. Property: 1480 Norman St., Bridgeport. Amount: $101,000. Filed April 23. Michetti, Dino, Monroe. Seller: Richard E. Gamble and Gary P. Gamble, Shelton. Property: 25 White Oak Road, Trumbull. Amount: $190,000. Filed April 15. Monks, Victoria, Stratford. Seller: Christopher C. Lazar, Stratford. Property: 34 Hawley Glen, Stratford. Amount: $168,000. Filed April 25. Nejdl, Natasha Day and David Nejdl, Norwalk. Seller: Melissa M. Fox and Colin L. Fox, Norwalk. Property: 9 Camelot Drive, Norwalk. Amount: $442,000. Filed April 23. O’Neill, Rory and Roger Freeman, Westport. Seller: John B. Richards and Catherine Beardsley Richards, Westport. Property: 1 Dogwood Lane, Westport. Amount: $3.2 million. Filed April 25.

Orr, Andrea M., Bridgeport. Seller: Blue Moon Homes L.L.C., Bridgeport. Property: 692 Maple St., Bridgeport. Amount: $140,000. Filed April 21.

Salvi, Cleonice, trustee, Newtown, Pa. Seller: Laura J. Morabito, Trumbull. Property: 459 Edison Road, Trumbull. Amount: $340,000. Filed April 14.

Weng, Linda, Easton. Seller: Franklin R. Torres, Bridgeport. Property: 980 Lindley St., Unit 102-G, Bridgeport. Amount: $45,000. Filed April 22.

O’Shea, Kelly and Sophia Zineb el Hammiri, Wilton. Seller: Dominick Polito and Sara Polito, Wilton. Property: Lot A, Map 5455, Wilton. Amount: $1.9 million. Filed April 21.

Santoro, Kathy A. and Rocco B. Santoro, Stratford. Seller: Andrew F. Struzik, Trumbull. Property: 196 Broadway Road, Trumbull. Amount: $350,000. Filed April 15.

Wilson, Maria Grace, Wilton. Seller: Mary W. Guggeis, Wilton. Property: B C2, Map 4011, Wilton. Amount: $215,000. Filed April 17.

Pagsuyuin, Ashley M. and Timothy Josef J. Pagsuyuin, Norwalk. Seller: Mark C. Sinise and Lisa A. Sinise, Trumbull. Property: 39 Oriole Lane, Trumbull. Amount: $305,000. Filed April 14.

Saunders, Jamile, Bridgeport. Seller: The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Hartford. Property: 246 Clover St., Stratford. Amount: $144,330. Filed April 17.

Partola, Andriy, Norwalk. Seller: Marion R. D’Amato, Wilton. Property: Unit 9 in Village Walk Condominium, Wilton. Amount: $196,000. Filed April 14.

Shipman, Stephanie Lee and Howard Thani Shipman, Trumbull. Seller: Michael J. Miraglia & Celeste C. Miraglia, Trumbull. Property: 15 Tudor Lane, Trumbull. Amount: $500,000. Filed April 11.

Penny Jr., Timmy L., Bridgeport. Seller: Frances L. Judson, Bridgeport. Property: 52 Douglas St., Bridgeport. Amount: $124,000. Filed April 21. Peterson, Tamara L., Trumbull. Seller: Mario A. Clericuzio, Anna Clericuzio and Nicola Clericuzio, Trumbull. Property: 90 Haviland Drive, Trumbull. Amount: $382,500. Filed April 25. Pettee, Sheila and Timothy Pettee, New Canaan. Seller: Nickel H. S. Van Reesema and Augusta G. L. S. Van Reesema, Norwalk. Property: 133 Rowayton Ave., Unit 3, Norwalk. Amount: $4.2 million. Filed April 15. Pietrzyk, Lidiya and Olena Kovalchuk, Norwalk. Seller: John S. Harman, Donna H. Holland, John Stephen Harman and Donna Holland, Norwalk. Property: Lot 22, Map 3746, Norwalk. Amount: $380,000. Filed April 16. Poulsen, Charlotte Christina and Peder Ulrik Poulsen, Trumbull. Seller: Bank of America N.A., Trumbull. Property: 113 Elliot Road, Trumbull. Amount: $287,900. Filed April 24. Price, Julie K. and Jeremy G. Price, Norwalk. Seller: John C. Grotto and Viktoria M. Grotto, Wilton. Property: 119 Washington Post Drive, Wilton. Amount: $890,000. Filed April 16.

FORECLOSURES Alfano Jr., John H., et al. Creditor: Bank of America N.A., Plano, Texas. Property: 42 Howard St., Stratford. Mortgage default. Filed April 21.

Siegelaub, Donald, trustee, Westport. Seller: Donald Siegelaub, trustee, Westport. Property: 133 Regents Park, Westport. For no consideration paid. Filed April 23.

Catalan, Angel, et al. Creditor: Bank of America N.A., Simi Valley, Calif. Property: 4 Van Zant St., Unit B5, Norwalk. Mortgage default. Filed April 17.

Silva, Carlos, Bridgeport. Seller: Fair Realty Rescue L.L.C., Danbury. Property: 269 Alba Ave., Bridgeport. Amount: $11,000. Filed April 23.

Christoforou, Steros, et al. Creditor: Central Mortgage Co., Little Rock, Ariz. Property: 61 Fair St., Norwalk. Mortgage default. Filed April 21.

Smith, Christine M. and Kevin E. Smith, Monroe. Seller: Jeannine C. Stauder, Trumbull. Property: 474 Daniels Farm Road, Trumbull. Amount: $255,000. Filed April 23.

Cordoliani, Ada E., et al. Creditor: Federal National Mortgage Association, Dallas, Texas. Property: 153 Robert St., Bridgeport. Mortgage default. Filed April 22.

Smith, Deborah, Statford. Seller: Rebecca L. Thorpe, Stratford. Property: 255 Nemergut Drive, Stratford. Amount: $270,000. Filed April 23. Steenbergen, Susan Van and Craig Van Steenbergen, Fairfield. Seller: Stephanie L. Franzman and Christopher M. Gallagher, Bridgeport. Property: 3250 Fairfield Ave., Unit 127, Bridgeport. Amount: $135,000. Filed April 24.

Putnam, Kristen L. and Michael J. Spicci. Westport. Seller: Igor Krichevsky and Elena Krichevsky, Westport. Property: 5 The Mews, Westport. Amount: $1.1 million. Filed April 22.

Suero, Juan, Stratford. Seller: 570 Shelton Street L.L.C., Woodbridge. Property: 570-575 Shelton St., Bridgeport. Amount: $135,000. Filed April 23. Suppa, Joseph, Joseph Suppa Jr., Vincent Iannitelli and Antonio Iannitelli, Commack, N.Y. Seller: 64 Charron Street Associates L.L.C., Bridgeport. Property: 64 Charron St., Bridgeport. Amount: $280,000. Filed April 21.

Rakhamimova, Rena and Serhiy Fedorchenko, Bridgeport. Seller: Gerald Mack Sr., Bridgeport. Property: Unit B-9 of Davey Condominium, Bridgeport. Amount: $33,000. Filed April 24.

Tamburro, Valerie and Jon Jerrild, Norwalk. Seller: Robert H. Klemm and Jennifer M. Klemm, Norwalk. Property: 33 Raymond Terrace, Norwalk. Amount: $405,000. Filed April 24.

Riccio, Lorraine K., Statford. Seller: Carolyn Deluca, Carole J. Deluca, Ralph J. Deluca and Valerie Forshaw, Trumbull. Property: 402 Hickory Woods, Stratford. Amount: $245,000. Filed April 21.

Ugarte, Catherine and Gonzolo Ugarte, Wilton. Seller: John Allegrezza and Mary L. Rondos, Wilton. Property: 863 Danbury Road, Wilton. Amount: $5,800. Filed April 23.

Riper, Laura Van, Darien. Seller: Russell Barton, Stratford. Property: 1 Pauline St., Stratford. Amount: $1.5 million. Filed April 16.

Victor, Marcus, Bridgeport. Seller: Rinaldo Sogliuzzi, Monroe. Property: 140 Summit St., Bridgeport. Amount: $159,000. Filed April 24.

Rosa, Frank J., Norwalk. Seller: Nikolaos Kitmirides, Norwalk. Property: 162 Connecticut Ave., Norwalk. Amount: $275,000. Filed April 14.

Vlader, Sharon and Edward A. Vlader, Fairfield. Seller: TKC L.L.C., Bridgeport. Property: 1077 North Ave., Bridgeport. Amount: $142,857. Filed April 24.

Ruda, Amy M., Westport. Seller: Robert G. Brody, Westport. Property: 217 North Ave., Westport. Amount: $1 million. Filed April 15.

Webster, Fiona Margaret and Ashley Grant Webster, Wilton. Seller: Kevin Allen Boreen and Catherine Mary Boreen, Wilton. Property: Lot 2A, Map 3656, Wilton. Amount: $999,000. Filed April 17.

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Zhan, Sheng and Nathan Tianli Zhan, Wilton. Seller: Louis G. Petti and Cynthia S. Petti, Wilton. Property: Unit 22 of Glen Ridge Condominium, Wilton. Amount: $292,500. Filed April 24.

Fast, Edward E., et al. Creditor: Bank of America N.A., Plano, Texas. Property: 56 General St., Stratford. Mortgage default. Filed April 17. Haynes, Veronica L., et al. Creditor: JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., Jacksonville, Fla. Property: 57 Ferris Ave., Norwalk. Mortgage default. Filed April 17. Howell, Irene E. and Tanya T. Howell. Creditor: Nationstar Mortgage L.L.C., Lewisville, Texas. Property: 170 West Ave., Stratford. Mortgage default. Filed April 15.

Booker, Jeanette, Bridgeport. $3,578 in favor of Asset Acceptance L.L.C., Warren, Mich., by Tobin & Melien, New Haven. Property: 1577 Stratford Ave., Bridgeport. Filed April 22. Cabble, Carlos E., Bridgeport. $1,740 in favor of Sikorsky Financial Credit Union Inc., Stratford, by Tobin & Melien, New Haven. Property: 2309 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport. Filed April 22. Cheng, John, Stratford. $4,704 in favor of Santa Buckly Energy Ltd., Bridgeport, by The Law Offices of Becker & Zowine L.L.C., Bridgeport. Property: 517 E. Main St., Stratford. Filed April 21. Cogswell, Harold, Norwalk. $1,188 in favor of Portfolio Recovery Associates L.L.C., Norfolk, Va., by the Law Offices of Howard Lee Schiff P.C., East Hartford. Property: 18 Spring Hill Ave., Norwalk. Filed April 25. Cook, Peter, et al., Trumbull. $2,176 in favor of HOP Energy L.L.C. d.b.a. Kaufman Fuel, Bridgeport, by William G. Reveley, Vernon. Property: 23 Hillsboro Road, Trumbull. Filed April 9. Cooper, Mary, Stratford. $1,795 in favor of Associates Neurologist Southern Connecticut, Fairfield, by Michalik, Bauer, Silvia & Ciccarillo L.L.P., New Britain. Property: 25c Happy Hollow Circle, Stratford. Filed April 21. Curry, Peter, Trumbull. $17,939 in favor of Asset Acceptance L.L.C., Warren, Mich., by Tobin & Melien, New Haven. Property: 4 Arden Road, Trumbull. Filed April 7. DeAngelis, Ralph, Westport. $4,541 in favor of Christine Hamilton-Hall, Westport, by Peter L. Truebner, Stamford. Property: 40 Old Road, Westport. Filed April 24. Downer, Hopeton R., Bridgeport. $3,921 in favor of Cavalry SPV I L.L.C., Valhalla, N.Y., by Shechtman Halperin Savage L.L.P., Pawtucket, R.I. Property: 36 Baker St., Bridgeport. Filed April 22.

Kelly, Colm, et al. Creditor: Wells Fargo Bank N.A., San Antonio, Texas. Property: 11 Shelbourne Road, Trumbull. Mortgage default. Filed April 21.

Faulkner, Catherine, Stratford. $3,151 in favor of VCA Shoreline Veterinary, Shelton, by Shechtman Halperin Savage LLP, Pawtucket, R.I. Property: 72 Hawkins St., Stratford. Filed April 21.

Koch, Isabella, et al., Creditor: Bank of America N.A., Plano, Texas. Property: 24 Dande St., Bridgeport. Mortgage default. Filed April 24.

George, Georgette, Stratford. $802 in favor of Elaine Poplawski Seymour, by self. Property: 204 Wakelee Ave., Stratford. Filed April 23.

Lambert, Mark F., et al. Creditor: Wells Fargo Bank N.A., Fort Mill S.C. Property: 7 W. Rocks Road, Norwalk. Mortgage default. Filed April 17.

Glowacki, Thomas E., Stratford. $45,210 in favor of Asset Acceptance L.L.C., Warren, Mich., by Tobin & Melien, New Haven. Property: 3699 Broadbridge Ave., Stratford. Filed April 21.

Trudden, Dawn M., et al. Creditor: Bank of America N.A., Plano, Texas. Property: 7 Eagle Road, Norwalk. Mortgage default. Filed April 23.

JUDGMENTS Adams, Patrick, Trumbull. $1,450 in favor of Portfolio Recovery Associates L.L.C., Norfolk, Va., by Tobin & Melien, New Haven. Property: 246 Putting Green Road, Trumbull. Filed April 7. Autuori, Christopher, Trumbull. $10,143 in favor of Portfolio Recovery Associates L.L.C., Norfolk, Va., by Tobin & Melien, New Haven. Property: 133 Roosevelt Drive, Trumbull. Filed April 7.

Glowacki, Thomas E., Stratford. $45,210 in favor of Asset Acceptance L.L.C., Warren, Mich., by Tobin & Melien, New Haven. Property: 2520 Broadbridge Ave., Stratford. Filed April 21. Hurwitz, Marilyn, Wilton. $3,372 in favor of Santa Energy Corp., Bridgeport, by Janine M. Becker, Bridgeport. Property: 335 Newtown Turnpike, Wilton. Filed April 23. Kramer, Don, et al., Trumbull. $1,145 in favor of Superior Plus Energy Services, Winsted, by William G. Reveley, Vernon. Property: 150 Putting Green Road, Trumbull. Filed April 9.


on the record Lambiase, Richard H., Trumbull. $2,159 in favor of Cavalry SPV I L.L.C., Valhalla, N.Y., by Nathan G. Johnson, Pawtucket, R.I. Property: 8 Clark Road, Trumbull. Filed April 23. Lambiase, Richard H., Trumbull. $1,020 in favor of Portfolio Recovery Associates L.L.C., Norfolk, Va., by the Law Offices of Howard Lee Schiff P.C., East Hartford. Property: 8 Clark Road, Trumbull. Filed April 24. Luxor Enterprises Inc., Norwalk. $120,000 in favor of Connecticut Assets L.L.C., Bridgeport, by Welch, Teodosio, Stanek & Blake L.L.C., Bridgeport. Property: 104 W. Cedar St., Norwalk. Filed April 21. Malinowski, Adam, Stratford. $12,563 in favor of Capital One Bank USA N.A., Richmond, Va., by London & London, Newington. Property: 572 California St., Stratford. Filed April 21.

Weinbaum, Michelle and Thomas Weinbaum, Stratford. $961 in favor of Bridgeport Anesthesia, Stratford, by Hertzmark Crean & Lahey L.L.P., Waterbury. Property: 95 Plane Tree Road, Stratford. Filed April 24. Williams, Nicole, Norwalk. $1,404 in favor of Petro Inc., Melville, N.Y., by the Law Office of Gerald S. Knopf L.L.C., Stamford. Property: 51 Grandview Ave., Norwalk. Filed April 21.

LEASES Jewish Center for Community Services Inc., by Steven R. Wendell. Landlord: The Jewish Home for the Elderly of Fairfield County Inc. Property: 4200 Park Ave., Bridgeport. Term: 99 years, commencing April 22, 2014. Filed April 24.

Martin, Cathy A., Bridgeport. $6,218 in favor of Cavalry SPV I L.L.C., Valhalla, N.Y., by Tobin & Melien, New Haven. Property: 113 Atlantic St., Bridgeport. Filed April 22.

Neptune-Benson Industrial L.L.C., by Barry M. Gertz. Landlord: S & J 101 L.L.C. Property: 49 Roosevelt St., Bridgeport. Term: 3 years, commencing Dec. 6, 2013. Filed April 21.

Miller, Catherine Pine, Norwalk. $12,045 in favor of Discover Bank, New Albany, Ohio, by the Law Offices of Howard Lee Schiff P.C., East Hartford. Property: 6 Cider Lane, Norwalk. Filed April 25.

Neptune-Benson Industrial L.L.C., by Barry M. Gertz. Landlord: S & J 101 L.L.C. Property: 101 and 105 Islandbrook Ave., Bridgeport. Term: 3 years, commencing Dec. 6, 2013. Filed April 21.

Norton, Patricia S., Westport. $8,671 in favor of Portfolio Recovery Associates L.L.C., Norfolk, Va., by the Law Offices of Howard Lee Schiff P.C., East Hartford. Property: 23 Easton Road, Westport. Filed April 25. Patto Jr., Wellington, Trumbull. $2,349 in favor of HOP Energy L.L.C. d.b.a. Kaufman Fuel, Bridgeport, by William G. Reveley, Vernon. Property: 4 Chatfield Drive, Trumbull. Filed April 9. Robinson, Patricia S., Norwalk. $9,467 in favor of Capital One Bank USA N.A., Richmond, Va., by the Law Offices of Howard Lee Schiff P.C., East Hartford. Property: 8 June Ave., Norwalk. Filed April 25. Russo, Mark, Bridgeport. $15,095 in favor of Asset Acceptance L.L.C., Warren, Mich., by Tobin & Melien, New Haven. Property: 25 Janett Circle, Unit D, Bridgeport. Filed April 22. Senior, Derek, Trumbull. $859 in favor of Waterbury Hospital, Waterbury, by Hertzmark Crean & Lahey LLP, Waterbury. Property: 239 Plattsville Road, Trumbull. Filed April 24. Serreti, James, Stratford. $8,114 in favor of Asset Acceptance L.L.C., Warren, Mich., by Tobin & Melien, New Haven. Property: 195 Parkway Drive, Stratford. Filed April 21. Tilley, Jimmy A., Norwalk. $2,283 in favor of Midland Funding L.L.C., San Diego, Calif., by Robert E. Johnson, East Hartford. Property: 116 Lexington Ave., Norwalk. Filed April 21. Treglia, Patrick A., Norwalk. $2,943 in favor of Santa Fuel Inc., Bridgeport, by Green and Gross P.C., Bridgeport. Property: 14 Byrd Road, Norwalk. Filed April 15. Vangie’s Hair Salon L.L.C., et al., Stratford. $5,705 in favor of Tsichlas Realty Inc., Stratford, by Rosenberg & Press L.L.C., Stratford. Property: 117 Yarwood St., Stratford. Filed April 17.

LIENS

FEDERAL TAX LIENSFILED Baratta, Philip J., 25 Grand St., Apt. 22, Norwalk. $30,915, a tax debt on income earned. Filed April 21. Berman, Frauke and Richard Berman, 2 Sterling Drive, Westport. $190,141, a tax debt on income earned. Filed April 21. Cadavid, Carmen C. and John F. Cadavid, 11 Norden Place, Apt. 42, Norwalk. $3,516, a tax debt on income earned. Filed April 22. Chang, Soon Nyeo, 26C Greenhouse Road, Bridgeport. $15,768, a tax debt on income earned. Filed April 23. Cohen, Lawrence, 5 Blake St., Norwalk. $5,573 a tax debt on income earned. Filed April 22. Doyle, Sherrie and John Doyle, 21 Rocky Point Road, Rowayton. $225,351, a tax debt on income earned. Filed April 21. Edelman, John 3704 Mactibby St., San Diego, Calif. $199 million, a tax debt on income earned. Filed April 17. Edelman, John 3704 Mactibby St., San Diego, Calif. $55 million, a tax debt on income earned. Filed April 17. Edelman, John, et al., 3704 Mactibby St., San Diego, Calif. $199 million, a tax debt on income earned. Filed April 17. Edelman, John, et al., 3704 Mactibby St., San Diego, Calif. $55 million, a tax debt on income earned. Filed April 17. Genovese Electrical Contracting Inc., 10 Tally Drive, Norwalk. $10,550, quarterly payroll taxes. Filed April 21.

Jagoe, Thomas, 210 Wilbrook Road, Stratford. $25,890, CIPV Tax. Filed April 21. Kearney, Verna, 989 Lakeside Drive, Bridgeport. $51,058, a tax debt on income earned. Filed April 23. King, John D., 1873 Stratford Ave., Apt. 18, Bridgeport. $7,632, a tax debt on income earned. Filed April 23. Marman Woodworking L.L.C., 44 Bouton St., Norwalk. $29,086, return of partnership income, failure to file correct information tax and quarterly payroll taxes Tax. Filed April 14. Marman Woodworking L.L.C., 44 Bouton St., Norwalk. $2,871, quarterly payroll taxes Tax. Filed April 22. Meyer, Frederick R., 5 Woodlawn Ave., Norwalk. $18,413, a tax debt on income earned. Filed April 21. Pines, Andrew R., 120 Spring Hill Ave., Norwalk. $5,530, a tax debt on income earned. Filed April 14. Sevilla, Rene, 45 Sanford Ave., Unit 2, Bridgeport. $8,496, a tax debt on income earned. Filed April 23. Silva, Leslie A. and Christopher M. Silva, 21 Plymouth Ave., Trumbull. $32,619, a tax debt on income earned. Filed April 21. Siqueria, Sabrina and Jose Ribeiro, 37 Manor Drive, Trumbull. $61,438, a tax debt on income earned. Filed April 21. Tonis Day Care Inc., 14 Parkhill Ave., Norwalk. $2,683, quarterly payroll taxes Tax. Filed April 14. Westport Music Center L.L.C., 1460 Post Road East, Westport. $1,050, quarterly payroll taxes Tax. Filed April 21.

FEDERAL TAX LIENSRELEASED Aitoro Sr., Vincent, 6 Surf Road, Westport. $105,236, a tax debt on income earned. Filed April 21. Barringer, Tonia F. and Paul B. Barringer, 115 Maywood Road, Norwalk. $54,924, a tax debt on income earned. Filed April 22. Barringer, Tonia F. and Paul B. Barringer, 115 Maywood Road, Norwalk. $122,016, a tax debt on income earned. Filed April 22. Don Carmelos Mexican Grill & Tequila Bar L.L.C., 7 Winefield St., Norwalk. $23,277, a tax debt on income earned. Filed April 21. Futoma, Catherine and Jason Futoma, 21 Elmwood Ave., Norwalk. $9,748, a tax debt on income earned. Filed April 14. Harrington, Claire and Roberg J. Harrington, 22 Buckley Ave. North, Westport. $4,144, a tax debt on income earned. Filed April 15. Harrington, Robert J., 22 Buckley Ave. North, Westport. $78,799, a tax debt on income earned. Filed April 15.

Harrington, Robert J., 22 Buckley Ave. North, Westport. $188,968, a tax debt on income earned. Filed April 15. Mattis, Anthony M., 144 Barnum Terrace, Stratford. $49,232, a tax debt on income earned. Filed April 21. Melvin, Ruthford, 15 School St., Apt. 10, Norwalk. $3,926, a tax debt on income earned. Filed April 21. Pasternak, William Michael, 13 Turkey Hill Road North, Westport. $8,706, a tax debt on income earned. Filed April 21. Rosenfeld, Roger C., 877 Post Road East, Suite 8, Westport. $47,135, a tax debt on income earned. Filed April 15. Schwartz, Alexander H., 3 Janson Drive, Westport. $76,028, a tax debt on income earned. Filed April 21. Sequenzia, Joseph R., 60 Crooked Trail, Norwalk. $212,670, a tax debt on income earned. Filed April 21. Sleczka, E. Habrat and Jerzy Sleczka, 29 Stonecrop Road, Norwalk. $25,166, a tax debt on income earned. Filed April 22. Teel, Thomas, 3005 Reservoir Ave., Trumbull. $5,141, a tax debt on income earned. Filed April 7. Torbisco-Lemus, Marco A., 261 Elly Ave., Building 21, Apt. 1C, Norwalk. $10,731, a tax debt on income earned. Filed April 21.

MECHANIC’S LIENSFILED 426 Main Avenue Associates L.L.C. and 426 Main Ave L.L.C., Norwalk. Filed by AAON Inc., Tulsa, Okla., by Hassett & George P.C., Simsbury. Property: Map 9351 and 416 Main Ave., Norwalk. Amount: $26,000. Filed April 25. A. Pappa John Co., Norwalk. Filed by East Coast Building Supplies L.L.C., Norwalk, by Robert M. Wolfe. Property: 20 N. Water St., Norwalk. Amount: $58,682. Filed April 23. Nemergut, Sophie, Easton. Filed by Spath-Bjorklund Associates Inc., Monroe, by David S. Bjorklund Jr. Property: 1 Baldwin Place, Trumbull. Amount: $3,350. Filed April 7.

MECHANIC’S LIENSRELEASED Skylar, Andrea and Scott Skylar, Westport. Released by JT Arts Ltd., New York, N.Y., by James LaPoche. Property: Vol. 3493, Page 323, Westport. Amount undisclosed. Filed April 21.

LIS PENDENS As Peleus L.L.C., Bridgeport. Filed by Juda J. Epstein, Bridgeport, for the Water Pollution Control Authority For The city of Bridgeport. Property: 1409-1411 Park Ave., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose all amounts owed and any and all inchoate liens due to sewer use charges. Filed April 21.

Askalsky, Alexander, et al., Trumbull. Filed by Bendett and McHugh P.C., Farmington, for U.S. Bank N.A., trustee, Salt Lake City, Utah. Property: 29 Sterling Road, Trumbull. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $90,000, dated July 2004. Filed April 7.

Figueroa, Maria R., et al., Norwalk. Filed by Hunt, Leibert & Jacobsen P.C., Hartford, for Green Tree Servicing L.L.C., Rapid City, S.D. Property: 10 Crown Ave., Norwalk. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $413,950, dated December 2007. Filed April 14.

Bacon, Galina V. and Bruce J. Bacon, Norwalk. Filed by The Witherspoon Law Offices, Farmington, for American Financial Resources Inc. Property: 14 Ferris Ave., Apt. 3, Norwalk. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $341,000, dated October 2012. Filed April 14.

Gault, William L., trustee, Westport. Filed by Sargent & Sargent L.L.C., Westport, for Clinical Skin Care, Westport. Property: 30 Post Road East, Westport. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount. Filed April 21.

Bishop, Susan K., Wilton. Filed by Hunt, Leibert & Jacobsen P.C., Hartford, for The Bank of New York Mellon, trustee, New York, N.Y. Property: 82 Old Mill Road, Wilton. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $636,000, dated September 2005. Filed April 14. Bookhard, Ellison, Estate of, et al., Norwalk. Filed by Hunt, Leibert & Jacobsen P.C., Hartford, for James B. Nutter & Co., Kansas City, Mo. Property: 218 S. Main St., Norwalk. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $547,500, dated December 2008. Filed April 22. Brooks, Beverly H., et al., Trumbull. Filed by Frankel & Berg, Norwalk, for Trumbull Townhomes Association Inc., Trumbull. Property: 17 Oak Lane, Unit 13, Trumbull. Action: to foreclose on a statutory lien due to common charges and assessments. Filed April 11. Byron F. Campbell, et al., Trumbull. Filed by Hunt, Leibert & Jacobsen P.C., Hartford, for Nationstar Mortgage L.L.C., Lewisville, Texas. Property: 49 Woodlawn Ave., Trumbull. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $410,400, dated April 2006. Filed April 7. Calvao, Marianna P., et al., Bridgeport. Filed by Juda J. Epstein, Bridgeport, for Water Pollution Control Authority For The city of Bridgeport, Bridgeport. Property: 64-66 Benham Ave., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose all amounts owed and any and all inchoate liens due to sewer use charges. Filed April 21. Carrillo, Antonio Luis, Trumbull. Filed by Bendett and McHugh P.C., Farmington, for Bank of America N.A., Charlotte, N.C. Property: 3085 Reservoir Ave., Trumbull. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $271,719, dated June 2011. Filed April 15. Chisholm, Barbara and Michael Chisholm, Trumbull. Filed by Owens, Schine & Nicola P.C., Trumbull, for the town of Trumbull. Property: 40 Lindberg Drive, Trumbull. Action: to foreclose on real estate taxes and sewer usage liens in favor of the town of Trumbull. Filed April 11. D’Aprile, James and Melissa D’Aprile, et al., Trumbull. Filed by Owens, Schine & Nicola P.C., Trumbull, for town of Trumbull. Property: 27 Bear Den Road, Trumbull. Action: to foreclose on real estate taxes and sewer usage liens in favor of the town of Trumbull. Filed April 11. Degray, Joel W., et al., Norwalk. Filed by Bendett and McHugh P.C., Farmington, for Citimortgage Inc., O’Fallon, Mo. Property: 12 Wakerobin Road, Norwalk. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $224,716, dated October 2003. Filed April 25.

Giovannini, Michael J., et al., Trumbull. Filed by Owens, Schine & Nicola P.C., Trumbull, for town of Trumbull. Property: 7 Beardsley Parkway, Trumbull. Action: to foreclose on real estate taxes and sewer-usage liens in favor of the town of Trumbull. Filed April 11. Gramelis, Diane, et al., Norwalk. Filed by Marinosci Law Group P.C., Warwick, R.I., for Nationstar Mortgage L.L.C., Lewisville, Texas. Property: Lot 19 and 20, Map 758, Norwalk. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $450,000, dated June 2012. Filed April 17. Greenidge-Johnson, Norma, et al., Trumbull. Filed by Jones, Damia, Kaufman, et al., Danbury, for Waterfall Victoria Mortgage Trust. Property: 58 Rolling Wood Drive, Trumbull. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage and take possession of the mortgaged premises. Filed April 16. Guiles, David Herman, Bridgeport. Filed by Juda J. Epstein, Bridgeport, for the Water Pollution Control Authority for the city of Bridgeport. Property: 64 Fifth St., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose all amounts owed and any and all inchoate liens due to sewer use charges. Filed April 21. Hamilton, Jacqueline, Bridgeport. Filed by Marinosci Law Group P.C., Warwick, R.I., for Pennymac Loan Services L.L.C., Moorepark, Calif. Property: 1140 Kossuth St., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $245,531, dated November 2008. Filed April 21. Hedrick, Edward T., et al., Trumbull. Filed by Stanek & Blake L.L.C., Shelton, for Webster Bank N.A., Waterbury. Property: 546 Edison Road, Trumbull. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $125,000, dated April 2008. Filed April 9. Hughes, Olivia Clark, Bridgeport. Filed by Eagle Giovanniello, New Haven, for College Park Townhouse Association, Bridgeport. Property: 281 Broad St., Unit 7, Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a statutory lien due to common charges and assessments. Filed April 21. Luna, Adrian, et al., Bridgeport. Filed by Bendett and McHugh P.C., Farmington, for Ocwen Loan Servicing L.L.C., West Palm Beach, Fla. Property: 13 Cottage St., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $171,000, dated February 2008. Filed April 23. Moise, Marie Taylor, et al., Bridgeport. Filed by Juda J. Epstein, Bridgeport, for Coachlight Square Association of Bridgeport Inc., Bridgeport. Property: 333 Vincellette St., Unit 74, Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a statutory lien due to common charges and assessments. Filed April 21.

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on the record Mosley, Natica, et al., Bridgeport. Filed by Juda J. Epstein, Bridgeport, for the Water Pollution Control Authority for the city of Bridgeport. Property: 84-86 Fourth St., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose all amounts owed and any and all inchoate liens due to sewer use charges. Filed April 21. Nordquist, Kristin J., et al., Norwalk. Filed by Hunt, Leibert & Jacobsen P.C., Hartford, for Bayview Loan Servicing L.L.C., Coral Gables, Fla. Property: 41 Wolfpit Ave., Unit 3-O, Norwalk. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $94,050, dated January 2008. Filed April 21. Sanni, Adewale, et al., Bridgeport. Filed by Bendett and McHugh P.C., Farmington, for Citimortgage Inc., O’Fallon, Mo. Property: 303 Remington St., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $77,140, dated April 2003. Filed April 24. Satter, Blair D., et al., Trumbull. Filed by Hunt, Leibert & Jacobsen P.C., Hartford, for Green Tree Servicing L.L.C., Rapid City, S.D. Property: 46 Gibson Ave., Trumbull. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $256,000, dated July 2003. Filed April 10. Saunders Jr., John C., et al., Norwalk. Filed by Hunt, Leibert & Jacobsen P.C., Hartford, for Bank of America N.A., Charlotte, N.C. Property: 65 Cranbury Road, Norwalk. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $417,000, dated September 2008. Filed April 21. Tavarez, Freddy A., et al., Bridgeport. Filed by Hunt, Leibert & Jacobsen P.C., Hartford, for Green Tree Servicing L.L.C., Rapid City, S.D. Property: 160 Norland Ave., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $207,920, dated August 2005. Filed April 21. Thomas, Robert, et al., Trumbull. Filed by Owens, Schine & Nicola P.C., Trumbull, for town of Trumbull. Property: 6 Kingsbury Drive, Trumbull. Action: to foreclose on real estate taxes and sewer-usage liens in favor of the town of Trumbull. Filed April 11. Tosado, Angel, Bridgeport. Filed by Stanek & Blake L.L.C., Shelton, for Webster Bank N.A., Waterbury. Property: 277 Summerfield Ave., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $95,020, dated December 2011. Filed April 21. Vorel, Nancy V., et al., Westport. Filed by Bendett and McHugh P.C., Farmington, for Deutsche Bank National Trust, trustee, Los Angeles, Calif. Property: 5 Nassau Road, Westport. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount. Dated April 2005. Filed April 14. Weil, Myriam and Steven A. Weil, Trumbull. Filed by Andrew S. White, Hamden, for First Niagra Bank N.A. Property: 211 Teller Road, Trumbull. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $400,000, dated November 2005. Filed April 14. Williamson Jr., Kenneth A., et al., Bridgeport. Filed by The Witherspoon Law Offices, Farmington, for Provident Funding Associates L.P., Santa Rosa, Calif. Property: 50 Greenhouse Road, Apt. 57, Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $82,500, dated February 2001. Filed April 22.

Wilson, Terena L., et al., Bridgeport. Filed by Bendett and McHugh P.C., Farmington, for Caliber Home Loans Inc. Property: 170 Wade St., Unit 9, Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $150,350, dated November 2005. Filed April 24.

Amber Apiary, 582 Kossuth St., Unit 3, Bridgeport 06608, c/o Melissa A. Bernstein. Filed April 16.

Koshta Deli Market L.L.C., 1489 Stratford Ave., Bridgeport 06605, c/o Reynold Albre. Filed April 23.

Lighthouse Deli, 348 Stratford Road, Stratford 06457, c/o Raymond Sturino. Permit no. LGB 0014044. Filed April 14.

Bangia Bazar Haial Meat Market, 1218 State St., Bridgeport 06605, c/o Jannatul Ferdous. Filed April 24.

Larry Wiggins Accounting Service, 955 Connecticut Ave., Bridgeport 06608, c/o Larry Wiggins Jr. Filed April 21.

Lordship Wine and Liquor Ltd., 60 Access Road, Stratford 06615, c/o Gary M. Perillo. Permit no. LIP 0014003. Filed April 15.

Bpt Bismmah Grocery Haialment, 1218 State St., Bridgeport 06605, c/o Abul Khair. Filed April 24.

M and S Deli Market L.L.C., 1489 Stratford Ave., Bridgeport 06605, c/o Said Mezouar. Filed April 23.

Commercial

Calm By Design, 367 Huntington Road, Bridgeport 06608, c/o Brian A. Tomasio. Filed April 22.

Minas Floors L.L.C., 12 Ochsner Place, Bridgeport 06606, c/o Aguinaldo Costa Do Nasumento. Filed April 24.

Brightview Norwalk L.L.C., Baltimore, Md., by Marilynn K. Duker. Lender: Susquehanna Bank, Hunt Valley, Md. Property: 162 New Canaan Ave. and 9 Wood Acres Road, Norwalk. Amount: $25,677. Filed April 22.

Carlex Renovation L.L.C., 7H Lansing St., Bridgeport 06606, c/o Alexander Jimenez. Filed April 24.

Mood$wingz, 24 Ryan St., Stratford 06615, c/o Evan Rabb. Filed April 17.

MORTGAGES

CPCI L.L.C., Trumbull, by Christine A. Hogan. Lender: People’s United Bank, N.A., Bridgeport. Property: 786 Post Road East, Westport. Amount: $1.2 million. Filed April 25. East End Redevelopment L.L.C., Bridgeport, by Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust Inc. Lender: Connecticut Housing Investment Fund Inc., Hartford. Property: 1841-1853 Stratford Ave., and 20 Bishop Ave., Bridgeport. Amount: $400,000. Filed April 24. JC Properties II L.L.C., Trumbull, by Jerome F. Vitale. Lender: Newtown Savings Bank, Newtown. Property: 39 Main St., Norwalk. Amount: $55,856. Filed April 15. Mid-Fairfield Aids Project Inc., Norwalk, by Stuart Lane. Lender: city of Norwalk. Property: 9 Moore Place, Norwalk. Amount: $128,470. Filed April 17. SNC Property L.L.C., Westport, by Andy Pyongsun Im. Lender: Shinhan Bank America, New York, N.Y. Property: 903, 905, 919 Post Road East, Westport. Amount: $900,000. Filed April 21. Solid Development Inc., Hollis, N.Y., by Meshulam Hass. Lender: Hampton Partners L.L.C., Great Neck, N.Y. Property: 749751 Iranistan Ave., Bridgeport. Amount: $100,000. Filed April 24. TGN Properties L.L.C., Westport, by Theodore G. O’Neill Jr. Lender: Fairfield County Bank, Ridgefield. Property: 609 Riverside Ave., Westport. Amount: $1.6 million. Filed April 16. Titan Cambridge L.L.C., Westport, by Ira E. Saferstein. Lender: Union Savings Bank, Danbury. Property: 12 Cambridge Drive, Trumbull. Amount: $1.8 million. Filed April 23. Westport Building Company, Westport, by George Frank. Lender: Fairfield County Bank, Ridgefield. Property: 14 Wakenor Road, Westport. Amount: $1 million. Filed April 23. White Bridge Marina Inc., Norwalk, by Theodore G. O’Neill Jr. Lender: Fairfield County Bank, Ridgefield. Property: 167 Rowayton Ave., Norwalk. Amount: $1.2 million. Filed April 16.

NEW BUSINESSES Aikler Paving L.L.C., 45 Bayne St., Norwalk 06851, c/o Chris Aikler and Billman Eamon. Filed April 24.

Castillo & Sons Cuisine, 154 Brookside Ave., Bridgeport 06606, c/o Cristobal Castillo Jr. Filed April 16. Champ Hardwood Floors L.L.C., 185 Linen Ave., Bridgeport 06604, c/o Chaudinei Desousa. Filed April 24. Channel Prime Alliance International, 10 Westport Road, Wilton, c/o Ravago Americas L.L.C. Filed April 25. Classy Nails & Spa, 142 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton, c/o Soonyi Ha. Filed April 21. Costa Del Sol, 3851 Main St., Bridgeport 06606, c/o Luz A. Ramirez Gutierrez. Filed April 22. CPA International, 10 Westport Road, Wilton, c/o Ravago Americas L.L.C. Filed April 25.

Muehlstein International, 10 Westport Road, Wilton, c/o Ravago Americas L.L.C. Filed April 25. Nanans Cuisine L.L.C., 186 Gregory Blvd., Norwalk 06855, c/o Marla Delrocio Esquivel. Filed April 21. Optimal Health And Fitness, 63 Ryers Court, Wilton 06897, c/o Laura D. Callahan. Filed April 16. Pure Elegance Cleaners, 1242 Post Road East, Westport 06880, c/o Cheol H. Park. Filed April 25. R & A Cleaning Service, 102 Woodward Ave., Apt. 1, Norwalk 06854, c/o Ruben Dario and Rodriguez Figueroa. Filed April 21. Rand R. P.C. Repair, 174 Otis St., Stratford 06615, c/o Richard J. Talcik Jr., Filed April 22.

Faith Senior Home Care, 200 Main St., First floor, Norwalk 06855, c/o Myra Betances. Filed April 25.

Slickbite, 2985 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport 06605, c/o Ashok Bakshi. Filed April 25.

GE Wood Floors Experts L.L.C., 120 Beers St., Bridgeport 06606, c/o Geider C. Rodrigues. Filed April 24.

Soundphere, 10 Research Drive, Stratford 06615, c/o Laura Waldon. Filed April 21.

Hand Surgery of Southern Connecticut, 2660 Main St., Suite 210, Bridgeport 06606, c/o St. Vincent’s Multispecialty Group Inc. Filed April 23.

Surgical Associates of Connecticut, 2660 Main St., Suite 110, Bridgeport 06606, c/o St. Vincent’s Multispecialty Group Inc. Filed April 23.

Heibeck’s Stand, P.O. Box 4459, Danbury 06813, c/o Barbara E. Heibeck. Filed April 14.

Trans-Clean, 45 Mayfair Place, Stratford 06824, c/o Fleetwash Inc. Filed April 21.

HFF, 301 Grant St., Suite 600, Pittsburgh, Pa., c/o Holiday Fenoglio Fowler L.P. Filed April 23. Holy Macro!, 205 Cutspring Road, Stratford 06614, c/o Jennifer Olbrys. Filed April 22. JBS Embroidery, 142 Cambridge St., Stratford 06614, c/o Josephine BurzynskiSmith. Filed April 14. John’s Best Pizza, 325 Westport Ave., Norwalk 06851, c/o Four Aces Associates L.L.C. Filed April 21.

Valentino’s L.L.C., 32 Beens St., Bridgeport 06600, c/o Charles M. Valentino. Filed April 22. Victorie Cleaning Service Plus, 255 Chances St., Apt C7, Bridgeport 06606, c/o Maria Lizardo. Filed April 25. The Welcome League Bowling, 7 Devon Ave., Norwalk 06850, c/o Roger Gehline. Filed April 25. Westport Entrepreneurs, 6 Marilane Road, Westport 06880, c/o Karen Hagen and Robert Schwaeber. Filed April 17.

Junie Clothing Store L.L.C., 36 Ashley St., Bridgeport 06608, c/o Valerie Bouilly. Filed April 21.

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Kelly’s House Cleaning Service, 160 St., Stephens Road, Bridgeport 06605, c/o Ana Peguero Rosario. Filed April 25.

Baltyk Deli, 2505 Main St., Stratford 06615, c/o Maria Tomaszewski. Permit no. LGB 0014044. Filed April 23.

KL Hardwood Floors L.L.C., 182 High Ridge Drive, Bridgeport 06606, c/o Daniela Teddorosqui. Filed April 24.

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Stop and Shop Supermarket, 200 E. Main St., Stratford 06614, c/o Ronald J. Esposito. Permit no. LGB 0012534. Filed April 14. Vazzano’s Four Seasons, 337 Kenyon St., Stratford 06614, c/o Lawrence J. Laconte. Permit no. LRC 0000263. Filed April 17.

PATENTS The following patents were issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Washington, D.C. Efficient fusing and fixing for toners comprising opto-thermal elements. Patent no. 8,718,528 issued to Yuanjia Zhang, Rochester, N.Y.; Mandakini Kanungo, Penfield, N.Y.; Samir Kumar, Pittsford, N.Y.; and Faming Li, Solon, Ohio. Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk. Fluorinated polyester compound, coating compositions comprising the compound and methods of making. Patent no. 8,716,428 issued to Jin Wu, Webster, N.Y.; Lanhui Zhang, Webster, N.Y.; Lin Ma, Pittsford, N.Y.; and David W. Martin, Walworth, N.Y. Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk.

Toner compositions. Patent no. 8,715,897 issued to Robert D. Bayley, Fairport, N.Y.; Yuhua Tong, Webster, N.Y.; Timothy L. Lincoln, Rochester, N.Y.; Grazyna Kmiecik-Lawrynowicz, Fairport, N.Y.; and Maura A. Sweeney, Irondequoit, N.Y. Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk. The following patents were issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Washington, D.C. Arrangements for identifying users in a multi-touch surface environment. Patent no. 8,719,920 issued to Lydia M. Do, Raleigh, N.C.; Pamela A. Nesbitt, Tampa, Fla.; and Lisa A. Seacat, San Francisco, Calif. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk.  Correcting job control language job errors. Patent no. 8,719,792 issued to Philip R. Chauvet, Tucson, Ariz.; David C. Reed, Tucson, Ariz.; Michael R. Scott, Tucson, Ariz.; and Max D. Smith, Tucson, Ariz. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk.  Fake check-in entries posted on behalf of social network users. Patent no. 8,719,794 issued to Nicholas Dayl Bingell, Raleigh, N.C.; Erich Paul Hoppe, Raleigh, N.C.; Andrew Ivory, Wake Forest, N.C.; and David Michael Stecher, Durham, N.C. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk.  Frequency selection with selective voltage binning. Patent no. 8,719,763 issued to Jeanne P. Bickford, Essex Junction, Vt.; Eric A. Foreman, Fairfax, Vt.; and Vladimir Zolotov, Putnam Valley. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk. 

Method of selective drum maintenance in a drum-maintenance unit in a printing apparatus. Patent no. 8,714,730 issued to Michael Cameron Gordon, West Linn, Ore.; and Joseph B. Gault, West Linn, Ore. Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk.

Interleaving of memory repair data compression and fuse programming operations in single fusebay architecture. Patent no. 8,719,648 issued to Kevin W. Gorman, Cambridge, Vt.; Michael R. Ouellette, Westford, Vt.; and Michael A. Ziegerhofer, Jeffersonville, Vt. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk. 

Minimally invasive image-based determination of carbon dioxide (CO.sub.2) concentration in exhaled breath. Patent no. 8,715,202 issued to George Cunha Cardoso, Webster, N.Y.; Lalit Keshav Mestha, Fairport, N.Y.; and Beilei Xu, Penfield, N.Y. Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk.

Multicast file viewing and editing. Patent no. 8,719,728 issued to Gregory M. Plow, Poulsbo, Wash.; Farrokh E. Pourmirzaie, San Jose, Calif.; and Kevin M. McBride, Mountain View, Calif. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk. 

Polyalkylene glycol benzoate containing photoconductors. Patent no. 8,715,896 issued to Jin Wu, Pittsford, N.Y. Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk. Polyurethane foam scorch inhibitor. Patent no. 8,716,359 issued to John M. Demassa, Trumbull. Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk. System for co-clustering of student assessment data. Patent no. 8,718,534 issued to Sharath Srinivas, Webster, N.Y.; Eric Scott Hamby, Webster, N.Y.; and Robert M. Lofthus, Webster, N.Y. Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk. System for monitoring and modifying operation of an electrical energyconsuming device corresponding to electrical energy consumption. Patent no. 8,717,594 issued to David F. Coffey, Portland, Ore.; and Brent R. Jones, King City, Ore. Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk. Systems and methods for editing a web page. Patent no. 8,719,703 issued to Eric Allan Bier, Mountain View, Calif. Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk.

Priority buffering for trace data in trace queue. Patent no. 8,719,641 issued to Gary L. Cole, Endicott; Michael J. Howland, Endicott; and Paul E. Rogers, Johnson City. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk.  Runtime dynamic performance skew elimination. Patent no. 8,719,645 issued to Lawrence Y. Chiu, Saratoga, Calif.; Paul H. Muench, San Jose, Calif.; and Sangeetha Seshadri, Vancouver, Wash. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk.  Synchronizing processes in a computing resource by locking a resource for a process at a predicted time slot. Patent no. 8,719,829 issued to Maharaj Mukherjee, Wappinger Falls. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk.  Transmitting a calendar event in target calendaring system format. Patent no. 8,719,842 issued to Kulvir S. Bhogal, Fort Worth, Texas; Gregory J. Boss, American Fork, Utah; Rick A. Hamilton, Charlottesville, Va.; and Alexandre Polozoff, Bloomington, Ill. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk. 


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thin surplus for this year and a much bigger problem for lawmakers for the next two budget years.”

Consensus revenue estimates from the Office of Policy and Management and the Office of Fiscal Analysis revealed that a projected $500 million surplus this year has slimmed to just $43.4 million.

Given the volatile nature of income tax revenues, Gioia said that policymakers must work to put the state on a more solid fiscal footing by “building a better business climate, which will translate into a stronger economy, more job creation, and real gains in more predictable payroll tax growth.”

uch weaker than expected state income tax revenues have nearly evaporated a projected state budget surplus for this fiscal year and made the budget outlook grimmer for the next two.

What’s more, the declining tax revenue has led to a projected $351 million deficit for fiscal year 2015, and a $1.39 billion gap in fiscal year 2016. Tax receipts are down in all of the major categories, but the biggest factor in the revenue gap is the personal income tax. The state is now expecting $8.632 billion in personal income tax receipts for the current fiscal year, compared with a projected $9.021 billion last January. “Despite solid gains on Wall Street,” said CBIA economist Pete Gioia, “it appears that those gains aren’t translating into the revenue anticipated. It’s now an extremely

Before the latest revenue projections, lawmakers were considering proposals made by Gov. Malloy to use this year’s anticipated $500 million surplus to provide $155 million in tax rebates, devote an extra $100 million for the state’s pension obligations, and salt away $250 million into Connecticut’s Rainy Day Fund. Now, none of those actions are likely, although the administration said whatever surplus dollars the state does realize will be put in the Rainy Day Fund.  Read more at gov.cbia.com

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You are correct to reject his argument, and it’s likely that the police or a judge would do the same. State law says it’s OK to use a phone while driving only if it is done “hands-free,” except to activate or terminate a call. Using the speaker function and moving it away from physical contact with his ear does not give him a get-out-ofjail-free card. The precise placement of the phone is immaterial; your employee is still holding it in his hand—an illegal and dangerous practice. Why risk the safety of your employee or others and expose your company to the growing inclination of courts to hold companies liable where an employee is permitted to talk on the phone while driving or even actively or passively encouraged to do so by supervisors?

ave the date for CBIA’s 2014 Safety & Health Conference—the largest of its kind in the state—providing safety and HR professionals and business owners with the essential tools for creating and maintaining a healthy, safe workplace. Keynote Session OSHA Emerging Issues and Updates—James E. Mulligan, OSHA Region I, Assistant Regional Administrator for Cooperative and State Programs Concurrent Sessions  What are OSHA’s Top 10 Violations?— Robert Kowalski, Area Director, Bridgeport office, OSHA  Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery 101—Dr. Edward Goldberg, Manager, Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery & Threat Assessment, Northeast Utilities  U.S. GHS Update—Denese Deeds, CIH, Senior Consultant, Industrial Health & Safety Consultants, Inc.  Fall Protection ABCD’s—Chris Caron, President, American Safety & Supply

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An employee who is often on the road for our company insists he is using his cell phone legally when driving by holding it below his chin and using the speaker function. We’re not buying it. Who is correct?

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The solution is easy: Adopt a policy that forbids employees from using any electronic communication devices while driving on company business, including hands-free devices. In addition, prohibit supervisors from conduct that might encourage workers to use their phones while driving. To stress the point with employees even more strongly, you might consider including in your policy a statement such as, “Employees who are charged with traffic violations resulting from the improper or illegal use of their phone or other electronic device while driving will be solely responsible for all fines and liabilities that result from such actions.” Such a statement may not completely insulate your company from liability, but it may make an employee think twice before grabbing that call while driving.  Read more at cbia.com/hr

 Electrical Safety (NFPA70 E) for General Industry—Mark Haskins, CSP, Principal Consultant, Practical Safety Solutions  Mental Health First Aid: How You Can Keep Your Employees Safe—Karen Kiley and Robert Griffin, Community Peer Specialists, Value Options Plenary Session Effective Safety Enforcement and Employee Accountability—Chip Darius, OHST, CET, CSHO, Founder and President, Safety Priority Consultants, LLC

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