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he atrium of the Hyatt Regency Greenwich on East Putnam Avenue in Old Greenwich is a football field long and four stories high, dating to November 1986. Within its glass-roofed confines, palm, fig, ficus and bamboo photosynthesize along the banks of a recirculating stream with a filter tucked unseen in the hummock beneath the fig tree. An occasional finch finds its way in, said Anne Farb, the hotel’s director of sales and marketing, “But they are not encouraged.” In her 18-plus years’ tenure at the Hyatt, Farb said nothing more exotic has

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anne farb in the Hyatt regency atrium.

DEMAND GROWING FOR ADVANCED NURSING KNOWLEDGE FAIRFIELD U. OFFERS MASTER’S, DOCTORATE PROGRAMS TO STAY COMPETITIVE BY CRYSTAL KANG ckang@westfairinc.com

NURSES NOWADAYS are putting down the stethoscopes and picking up a full load of courses. With millions of new customers with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, many medical practitioners may not have trouble job hunting. However, they may find that job-seekers with advanced educational

degrees almost always qualify for positions more than those without one, especially in the nursing field. Despite the burgeoning demand for nurses, who can often fill the role of primary care physicians, it’s all about the credentials, said Meredith Wallace Kazer, dean and professor of Fairfield University’s nursing school. “To meet the demands of the increasing number of Americans seeking health care in the primary health care sector,

nurse practitioners can fill that role,” Kazer said. “Nowadays, you need that advanced degree in order to become credentialed as a nurse practitioner. We have 20 percent of our undergraduate students come back for advanced degrees.” The nursing school at Fairfield University has changed over the years. As advanced degrees in nursing become a must-have to land a job as a primary care physician, the school is ramping up and improving the » Nursing, page 3

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SHU builds business and media education center

acred Heart University broke ground in May on the largest new academic building in the school’s 50-year his-

tory. On the corner of Park and Jefferson streets, the 125,000-square-foot structure will house the John F. Welch College of Business and the Department of Communication & Media Studies, one of Sacred Heart’s fastest-growing programs. Another building area will be set aside to teach professors how to teach better. Completion is expected by year’s end. “This is an exciting time for the university,” said University President John J. Petillo. “This building represents our growth and our commitment to provide our students with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. “It is especially fitting as we approach the 50th anniversary of the university that we are able to successfully meld our past with the future and provide a strong liberal arts education enhanced by the technological advances of the 21st century,” he said. John Chalykoff, dean of the College of Business, said it “has outgrown its current location on the second floor of Roncalli Hall and is ready to begin a new chapter.” A trading floor is planned for the business school. “We are pleased to be moving into a new facility for the Welch College that will bring together faculty, staff and students in one location,” Chalykoff said. “It will allow for the creation of new and innovative educational experiences and facilitate research and novel pedagogy. The

building is designed, through smart classrooms, interactive labs and open spaces, to foster engaged learning — high levels of interaction between students, faculty and the world beyond. For us, this is not merely a new building; it is the start of a new and exciting chapter in the educational mission of the Welch College of Business.” The Department of Communication & Media Studies’ new home will include two large studios for television, video and film production, plus industry-standard postproduction facilities, screening venues and multimedia classrooms. The building will also accommodate spaces for the student-produced newspaper, radio station and television programs. “These spaces will benefit the entire university by facilitating the production of digital content across programs and departments, and we look forward to partnering with our colleagues in the digital humanities, business, advertising, graphic design, health communication, instructional technology, sport management, the performing arts, athletic communication, media literacy education and other fields,” said Debbie Danowski, chairwoman of the Department of Communication & Media Studies. “As a department, we have seen tremendous growth over the last few years, including the introduction of several new graduate programs and a new undergraduate major. Enrollment in some of our programs is more than double what we anticipated. Our new facilities will allow us to better serve both our current and future students by providing them with state-of-the-art equipment that

The new business, media and communications center building on the Sacred Heart University campus. Photo by SHU

will make them more competitive in the job market.” The three-level building will also house a new Center of Excellence for Pedagogy — an interactive classroom for training professors on the most up-todate tools and processes. Other features of the building include a two-story atrium; a 225-seat multimedia forum for leadership institutes, lectures and screenings; satellite-equipped classrooms for interaction with other SHU campuses; film screening and editing rooms; classrooms for use by the entire university; faculty offices; conference rooms and lounges for meetings between faculty and students; a café; and landscaping infused with walking paths and

benches for informal meetings. “It will be a vibrant working space where students will collaborate with faculty and each other in the production of TV, radio and print,” Petillo said, citing the building as the cornerstone of a $30 million, five-year capital campaign. The building has been designed by Massachusetts-based Sasaki Associates — the same firm that designed the university’s award-winning Chapel of the Holy Spirit and its Linda E. McMahon Commons. The university said it will incorporate the latest in heating, ventilation and air conditioning technologies and energy-saving lighting. — Bill Fallon

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he Southport-based Norma F. Pfriem Foundation underwrote the purchase of four passenger vans for transporting Kennedy Center clients who participate in four Community Experience programs. Martin D. Schwartz, president and CEO of The Kennedy Center in Trumbull, and Paul Miller, a Norma F. Pfriem Foundation trustee, made the announcement. Getting to and from the activities of daily living is something most of us take for granted, The Kennedy Center reported. It added in a statement: “People with disabilities have even greater needs for transportation and count on a reliable, affordable transit system.” The Kennedy Center maintains a

fleet of 125 vehicles. The vans will be used in four Community Experience programs: projects Eclipse, Voyage, Ability and Thirty. The vehicles will be utilized five days a week by 61 individuals who will have access to community opportunities such as volunteering, recreation and education. Local ball games, concerts and seasonal-based experiences are now also within reach. The Kennedy Center programs, called Day Support Options, are in various neighborhood settings. Each program emphasizes the development of an appropriate skill base to expand learning, choice-making and inclusion within each person’s community.

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The Kennedy Center supports 24 programs across nine communities including Newtown, Stratford, Milford, Southbury, Woodbridge, Trumbull, Bridgeport, Fairfield and Monroe. Settings include five school transition programs, four autism-specific sites, one program designed to support people in supported employment, a cadre of programs serving specific needs for seniors, and sites supporting adaptive equipment and on-site physical therapy and/ or nursing. There are also “high energy, age-specific” programs. “The Kennedy Center is extremely grateful to the Norma F. Pfriem Foundation for its continued generosity,” Schwartz said. “Transportation services receive minimal state funding yet are

necessary for our clients to access services and employment. Many of our vehicles have very high mileage and need to be replaced. The foundation’s substantial contribution has been vital in helping us meet our transportation needs, which are so important to our clients’ success.” Miller said, “The Kennedy Center is well deserving of our foundation’s continued financial support. The funding of four vans will greatly enhance the lives of people with disabilities they serve so well. I am extremely proud of everything The Kennedy Center has accomplished to help their clients reach their fullest potential.” — Bill Fallon


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Norwalk-based Jumar Marketing L.L.C., “a marketing agency serving Fairfield County and beyond,” recently celebrated five years in business in Norwalk. Pictured from left are employees Yari Segura, Marie Jablonski, Judi Virgulak and Noelle Debes.

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quality of its master’s and doctorate nursing degree programs for registered nurses to ensure they graduate well-trained and adaptable to the ever-changing health care environment, Kazer said. In particular, Fairfield University opened its doctorate in nursing program just four years ago. Enrollment in the nursing school has been rising every year, partly due to the advanced degrees it now offers, Kazer said. What the doctorate in nursing program offers that isn’t always taught in the undergraduate-nursing courses is training in leadership, evaluating patient outcomes and finding innovative solutions for evidencebased practices. One effort the school has made to up with the changing health care landscape is in informatics and electronic medical records. The biggest change the nursing program experienced is adding simulation labs, Kazer said. The labs serve as a mock hospital environment, and the students collaborate with teams in the clinical labs. “We didn’t do that as much before, but now it’s integrated into every single course, so students have a good understanding of

how the information they use in the textbook is actualized for a patient,” Kazer said. “We integrate relevant health conditions to our curriculum. Lately, it’s been tailoring lab scenarios to weather events that result in power outages and procedures that prepare them to handle patients during catastrophic events.” The next step to improving the nursing program is designing a new building that will “bring us forward to the next century,” Kazer said. It will have simulation labs and classrooms, with students working in professional environments. “It’s critical as we educate the next era of health care providers,” she said. The nursing school has developed a relationship with more than 50 health care organizations and businesses in Fairfield County. Professors often invite health care professionals to speak at school events. The professors constantly improve their curriculum to stay relevant, Kazer said. “We have our entire faculty maintain currency in their practice area,” Kazer said. “We keep a pulse on health care by attending national meetings. Our faculty and staff revise our courses, policies and procedures, and clinical experiences all the time. Health care is changing daily and we have to prepare our students for the best educational experience.”

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How would you have used $190 million? BY TONI BOUCHER

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obel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman once famously noted, “If you put the government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in five years there’d be a shortage of sand.” Here in Connecticut, Friedman’s comments can be applied to transportation funding. Think of state transportation dollars as a garden hose with several holes in it. You can turn on the water full blast to address the problem, but the leaks are so numerous that you can’t effectively address the problem. In the past four years, nearly $190 million that was supposed to go toward fixing up our roads, bridges and rail system never arrived at its destination. Your money was diverted. It instead went toward keeping the state budget in balance. Now, it seems like every day we hear about the transportation crisis we have “suddenly” found ourselves in. For example: The 118-year-old Norwalk River Bridge, which is at the end of several useful lives,

repeatedly fails to function properly and prompts calls for more federal dollars to fix it. Connecticut’s highest-in-the-land gas tax is apparently not high enough for some. There are calls to raise the federal gas tax by 10 cents. The drumbeat for putting tolls on I-84 and I-95 is getting louder and louder. Wouldn’t it be nice if we first made it a priority to stop raiding the state’s Special Transportation Fund? Rather than immediately looking to tax, toll and spend our way out of the problem, shouldn’t we first look at a major source of the problem, which is the diversion of transportation fees to nontransportation accounts? Funding transportation infrastructure, education and the social safety net are all core governmental functions. Buying tennis tournaments, overpaying for parking garages, subsidizing sports teams and paying the costs for profitable corporations to move from one Connecticut town to another are most definitely not core functions of government. Still, we have seen examples of those ill-advised and misguided invest-

ments in the past year alone. This year as well as years before, I backed a legislative measure that would have essentially put a lock box on state transportation funding. Unfortunately, that proposal did not pass, but I will continue to build support for that commonsense idea. Yes, we need transportation infrastructure investments, but it is not fair to any of us when transportation dollars are used for nontransportation purposes. It is wrong to raid this money — your money. Let’s agree that the state Legislature and the governor should stop making that same mistake year after year. I’ll bet many of you can think of some very worthy area transportation projects to spend $190 million on. What would you have done with the money? I’d like to hear from you. Contact me at Toni.Boucher@ cga.ct.gov or at 800-842-1421. On the web: www.senatorboucher.com . State Sen. Toni Boucher, R-Wilton, has represented Bethel, New Canaan, Redding, Ridge�ield, Weston, Westport and Wilton in the state Senate since 2009. She was previously a state House of Representatives member for 12 years.

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The plan said Metro-North must undergo three reviews. The Federal Railroad Administration’s Operation Deep Dive has been finalized and recommendations have been provided to the railroad. The MTA’s Blue Ribbon Panel will examine maintenance and inspection programs at the MetroNorth, Long Island Rail Road and the New York City subway system and soon submit a report that assesses whether each agent promotes a culture of safety. And the National Transportation Safety Board, which is conducting the third review, is expected to provide evaluations and recommendations later this year. Gov. Dannel Malloy said the MTA has much more to do to “implement a comprehensive and enhanced communications protocol” for its customers and local administrations. He said his administration will work with the MTA to provide appropriate resources. “During a meeting in my office in February, I asked the MTA to pull together this plan so that riders can get a clear sense of what they’re doing to restore confidence in the railroad,” Malloy said in a statement. “While it’s taken longer than I would have liked, I think they are taking a number of steps that will enhance the daily operations and make the railroad safer. But even with these changes, the MTA has much work to do to improve their performance.”

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Hyatt — » » From page 1

gotten in. “No bats,” she said. Neither are there live fish in the atrium’s creek, despite a one-time corporate request for them. The atrium fauna instead includes herons, a boy fishing and a girl watering — all in bronze — and strolling humans. “It’s a very inviting place to meet and to network,” she said. Winfield’s restaurant at the atrium’s south end is available for business events. Farb oversees a staff of 28 salespeople. The Hyatt Regency features 373 guest rooms, a dozen of which are full suites. Two food and drink facilities bookend the atrium: the copper-topped Gazebo Bar and Winfield’s. Winfield’s two years ago received replacement palm trees because the originals had outgrown the atrium. The hotel’s front doors were removed for the delivery. The palms thrive, as do the other plantings, under the care of John Mini Distinctive Landscapes of Rockland County, N.Y. The hotel’s meeting and conference rooms are booked most weekends of the year, Farb said. She noted the highend nature of many organizations, given the often-upscale Westchester/ Fairfield demographic, but said, “We stress customer service. Some of our clients are on extremely tight budgets.” Or, she said, they want funds to go to the cause and not to the event. “We work with everyone — high end and low end. We are everything to everybody.” The hotel features 35,000 square feet of meeting space. There is a single 10,000-square-foot ballroom and 28 smaller breakout rooms. “Organizations like that it’s all on one floor, centralized,” Farb said. “The layout makes it easy to keep tabs on what’s going on. When events take place on multiple floors, it can be difficult to know what everyone is doing.” The hotel is only partly visible from East Putnam Avenue. “The town is very strict about building height,” Farb said of the Greenwich building code. “This building is not high, so people are surprised by how big it is. It’s shaped like an L and it’s very flexible.” The hotel completed a $35 million remake in 2012 that included new furniture at Winfield’s and the Gazebo and a new floor in the atrium. As with any business that relies on traffic, location is part of the Hyatt

The Hyatt Regency atrium is 100 yards long and four stories tall.

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equation. “Both Westchester and Fairfield Fortune 1,000 companies use this hotel and a lot of Fortune 1,000 executives live in Westchester and Fairfield,” Farb said. “They’re a big part of our business. A lot of those executives like the Hyatt for meetings. Let’s face it — senior executives travel a lot. Any time they can do a meeting closer to home and spend a night in their own beds, it’s important to them.” For the leisure client, the hotel offers the nearby amenities of Greenwich and Stamford, plus a gym with pool and whirlpool and the Enzo Riccobene Salon and Spa. It is also the midway

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point between Washington, D.C., and “the cape” of Massachusetts and Farb sees many who stop over to break up the trip, both coming and going. Visitors from the business world (weekdays) and the leisure world (weekends) share a desire to return, Farb said. The atrium is a big draw, she said, as is the hotel’s Sunday brunch, which Farb described as “off the charts.” “What we see is that a person who has attended a meeting will return,” Farb said. “Kids get married, bar and bat mitzvah — it all ties together.” The hotel sits on the footprint of the former Conde Nast printing plant.

The story-book Hyatt Regency tower and the stone obelisks dedicated to Conde Nast on East Putnam Avenue are the only remnants of that presence. It was built by Hyatt and has across its 28 years always been a Hyatt. Among the Hyatt’s more curious attributes — directly creditable to the atrium — is its place as a de facto weather base. Because it is always lush and dry, it is seen as an emergency photo op when skies are gray. “When the weather’s bad, our phones ring,” Farb said. And why not? “People feel it is so beautiful. It is such a great place to come and get together and relax.”


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Building tomorrow’s leadership team We’re not going to drive this company forward if we don’t have a management team that understands and can drive performance. My employees look to me for direction and wait for me to make decisions. It can’t all sit on my shoulders anymore. What do I do to turn this around? THOUGHTS OF THE DAY: A self-reliant management team is essential for a thriving, growing company. Think about each area of the business and who can step forward. Define skills needed to get to the next level. Make contracts with employees about what they are willing to do to become leaders. Set team goals and meet regularly to practice working as a group to accomplish the company’s mission. The company can’t rest on one or two peoples’ shoulders and be successful long term. Responsibilities need to be divided up. People need to train their backups who can be ready to step in, in case something happens to the primary person in charge. Imagine the company in units of no more than 6 to 8 people, each unit reporting to a manager, supervisor or team leader. Go through a checklist of each area of the business: �inance, sales, marketing, operations, information technology, human resources. Who is in charge? For areas that are handled by outside firms, who do those firms report to? Who makes plans for each area of the business and considers themselves accountable for the outcomes? Building teams to share the management load takes a lot of weight off of the owners’ shoulders. It also tends to result in happier employees who feel more engaged in taking the company forward. It also makes it easier to identify people who may no longer be a fit or who may not be able to keep up.

Don’t feel that you have to offer more money right off the bat to get people to step up. If funds are tight, offer people a chance to learn more, to grow their influence in the firm, and make an agreement that they’ll share in the profits when plans come to fruition. Review each manager candidate’s strengths and weaknesses. Go through a review discussion, asking each manager to honestly assess his or her ability to play a leadership role, and his or her skill at taking the company forward in his or her area of responsibility. Ask each manager candidate to step up to the challenge and respect people’s right to decline. But don’t stop there. If the person you selected doesn’t want to step up, find someone else. Look inside the company first, and build a training program to get your candidate up to speed. If necessary, search outside the company. Make a decision as to how you will realign jobs and reduce existing staff to stay within budget as you move people around. For each person you’ve selected to join the management team, make a contract. Spell out expectations for increasing job skill and leadership ability. Agree on each person’s responsibility for attending classes. Monitor individual progress monthly, with specific results that each person agrees to work toward producing. Make sure each person has signed a growth plan that has specific dates of when they will accomplish each part of the plan. Review each person’s plan at least quarterly. Work with your management team to brainstorm companywide goals. Lay out non-negotiable parameters, such as 10 to 15 percent growth in revenue, increase in both gross and net profit, or increased reserve funds to match the company’s increased spending obligations. Ask the group to turn these parameters into goals for the company overall as well as for their specific departments. Meet weekly to give each department an opportunity to talk about what they’ve accomplished, what’s next, and to get feedback and

help from the group. It will take practice for you, as owner, to step back and give your people room to lead. Take time off regularly to get out of the way and see how the group does without you. Resist the temptation to mandate. Work on building your listening and coaching skills.

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Address Phone number • Website Area code: 203 unless otherwise noted Spherion Staffing 100 First Stamford Place, Suite 100A, Stamford 325-4151 • spherion.com Merritt Staffing 30 Oak St., Stamford 325-3799 • merrittstaffing.com Staff Providers L.L.C. 200 Connecticut Ave., Norwalk 834-2100 • staffproviders.com Mergis Group – A Randstat Co. 750 Washington Blvd., Stamford 388-2170 • mergisgroup.com Mackey & Guasco Staffing L.L.C. 2425 Post Road, Suite 206, Southport 655-1166 • mackeyandguasco.com The McIntyre Group 63 Glover Ave., Norwalk 750-1111 • themcintyregroup.com Robert Half Finance & Accounting 301 Tresser Blvd., Suite 800, Stamford 324-3399 • roberthalf.com Robert Half Technology 301 Tresser Blvd., Suite 800, Stamford 356-9500 • roberthalftechnology.com

recruiters on staff Salary ranges represented ($thousand)

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Primarily support positions, customer service and call center personnel, clerical, entry level, staff, administrative/support, legal, light industrial, information technology and health care

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Information technology, clerical, entry level, staff, management, senior management, accounting/finance, administrative/support and legal Temporary and contract services, clerical, entry level, staff, management, senior management, executive, accounting/finance and administrative/support Creative, clerical, entry level, staff, management, senior management, executive, accounting/finance, administrative/support, legal and information technology

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tion plans, such as 401(k)s, group medical plans for employees are poised to see a similar trend in the form of private health insurance exchanges. Whether you’re a business owner or an employee, the chances are good that you will soon begin to have interaction with this type of online benefits marketplace. According to research, nearly 1 in 5 Americans will purchase benefits from a health insurance exchange by 2017. As a Stamford-based benefits consulting company, we expect to show our private exchange platform, CBP Select, to 80

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HACKERS INVADE ‘DANBURY NEEDED SOME ACTION’ AND IT IS GETTING IT BY CRYSTAL KANG ckang@westfairinc.com

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s the nation pushes for higher academic standards with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering and math, entrepreneurs and city leaders in Danbury are taking it a step further by getting the community involved in STEM-related innovation projects. The common goal is to spark new business ventures and spur job growth. For more than two years, Danbury Hackerspace co-founders Jon Gatrell and Mike Kaltschnee envisioned opening a hacker space in Fairfield County. Hacker spaces, which serve as gathering places for people interested in collaborating on innovative projects, began as a movement in Europe, said Bruce Tuomala, Danbury’s economic development director. The idea recently gained popularity in Connecticut with the opening of shared workspaces such as the Stamford Innovation Center. When Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton approached Gatrell and Kaltschnee about opening a hacker space in the city, the entrepreneurs responded with a technology fair and by inviting the public to bring their ideas to exploit the creative minds — young and old — Danbury has been nurturing. Before long, the city of Danbury invested $600,000 to redevelop the former Union Bank space at the Danbury Library to make way for the Danbury Hackerspace. Gatrell and Kaltschnee’s space received a $250,000 two-year grant from CTNext, the state’s quasi-public venture that promotes Connecticut’s so-called “innovation ecosystem.” “The reason we’re doing all of this is we want businesses to start, build, grow and stay in downtown Danbury,” Tuomala said. “We want to develop an economic base of startup businesses that flows out of the Hackerspace and future tech incubator.” The recent MadHackers event, organized by the two entrepreneurs and city leaders, was designed to put Danbury

dave Seff demonstrates how to use a CNC printer, which includes a huge platform with a router mounted around it. Seff wrote the software and created hardware to cut signs or artwork out of wood and metal.

on the map as an entrepreneur-friendly place, Tuomala said. This is the second annual MadHackers event and the number of booths doubled compared with last year, Kaltschnee said. Seasoned entrepreneurs and STEM Academy students displayed eye-catching visuals, drawing the attention of scientists and stay-at-home mothers alike. The booths showcased the likes of 3-D printers designed to cut through wood and metal and varnishes made of the recycled wood once used for Coney Island’s storied boardwalk. The sixth- and seventh-graders at the STEM Academy in Rogers Park Middle School in Danbury brought in projects they’ve worked on all year, including a window sensor prototype and an innovative guitar capo. “The students approached me about attending this event,” said Frank LaBanca, principal of Westside Middle

School Academy, a new magnet school that will absorb the Rogers Park Middle School STEM Academy and start a global studies program when it opens in Danbury this fall. “The training we’re doing with them in STEM Academy is valuable and worth showcasing and seeing what the hacker community at large is interested in.” Innovation and education were the pillars of the organizers’ event held at the CityCenter Danbury Green. It featured a technology fair, social media workshops, live bands and food. “Our hope is we’ll see a lot of businesses and startups come out of this,” Tuomala said. “It’s designed to generate business and economic development. The components of that come out of what we’re doing to benefit the community. This event is also exposing our kids to opportunities to make something, develop something and see how cool that is.”

The Danbury Hackerspace, which is scheduled to open at the end of this month, will be housed in what’s now called the Danbury Innovation Center at 158 Main St. It will be the anchor tenant, with the co-tenants including SCORE, a nonprofit focused on helping small businesses start and grow via executive input, and an Internet café. “The Hackerspace is a community,” Kaltschnee said. “We’ve been without a building for two years. Now that we have a building, we’ll have more activities and staff. The Hackerspace is a community resource. You don’t have to be a member to benefit from this. As part of CTNext, we’re an outpost for entrepreneurs. We thought since there has been no state activity in the western part of Connecticut, and all the entrepreneurs are based in Hartford, New Haven, Stamford and Fairfield, Danbury needed some action.”

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Fairfield U. and Sikorsky honor high school STEM students

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hirty-four high school students from public, private and parochial schools in Fairfield and New Haven counties were honored this month at Fairfield University for excelling in math and science studies. The 18th annual Excellence in Mathematics and Science Awards were presented by Fairfield University’s School of Engineering and Stratfordbased Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. and held on the Fairfield campus. The university said in a statement it hopes to inspire the winners to study and pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math. “We invite you to get input from faculty in the sciences, math and engineering who are sitting alongside of you today,” Bruce Berdanier, dean of the School of Engineering, told students,

their parents and faculty from the School of Engineering as well as from the College of Arts & Sciences. “These professors can tell you about great, possible careers and fascinating areas to research.” Susan Hitchcock, a Sikorsky Aircraft employee and Fairfield University graduate, urged the young scholars to pursue their passions. “I encourage you to have a job one day where you look forward to going to work,” she said. “You can and should live your dreams.” The Excellence in Mathematics and Science Awards were established by Fairfield University to encourage the continued study of math and science. The Jesuit school educates more than 5,000 graduate and undergraduate students. — Bill Fallon

From left, award winners Hansini Bhasker, Greenwich High School; Doris Boursiquot, Stamford High School; Robert Mancini, Immaculate High School in Danbury; and Ryan Wolfe, Trinity Catholic High School in Stamford.

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BANKING AND FINANCIAL planners AN ADVERTORIAL RESOURCE GUIDE

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banks Atlantic Bank 387 Park Ave. South New York, NY 10016 Tel: 212-447-9000 Fax: 212-447-9346 Website: abny.com

Connecticut Community Bank 1495 Post Road East Westport, CT 06880 Tel: 203-319-6260 Fax: 203-319-6285 Website: ccbankonline.com

Branches: Westchester County (4) Services: ATM and debit cards, automatic bill deductions, brokerage services, certificates of deposit, checking, commercial real estate loans, credit cards, home loans, insurance services, international money exchange, IRA or Keogh plans, letters of credit, money market savings, online banking, safe deposit boxes, sale of fixed annuities, savings, term savings and certificate accounts, wire transfers

Branches: Fairfield County (9) Services: ATM and debit cards, automatic bill deductions, car loans, certificates of deposit, checking, commercial real estate loans, home loans, IRA or Keogh plans, letters of credit, money market savings, online banking, safe deposit boxes, savings, second mortgages, term savings and certificate accounts, wire transfers

Bankwell 208 Elm St., New Canaan, CT 06840 Tel: 203-972-3838 Website: mybankwell.com Branches: Fairfield County (7) Services: ATM and debit cards, automatic bill deductions, certificates of deposit, checking, commercial real estate loans, home loans, money market savings, online banking, safe deposit boxes, savings, second mortgages, term savings and certificate accounts, wire transfers

CMS Bank

123 Main St., Suite 750 White Plains, NY 10601 Tel: 914-422-2700 Fax: 914-422-2703 Website: cmsbk.com Branches and managers: Westchester County (6) Services: ATM and debit cards, certificates of deposit, checking, commercial real estate loans, IRA or Keogh plans, letters of credit, money market savings, online banking, safe deposit boxes, savings, term savings and certificate accounts, wire transfers

Country Bank 655 Third Ave., New York, NY 10017 Tel: 212-818-9090 Website: countrybankonline.com Branches: Westchester County (1) Services: Seven-day banking, ATM and debit cards, automatic bill deduction services, certificates of deposit, checking, commercial real estate loans, credit cards, international money exchange, IRA or Keogh plans, letters of credit, money and market savings, online banking, safe deposit boxes, savings, second mortgages, term savings and certificate amounts, wire transfers

Darien Rowayton Bank

1001 Post Road, Darien, CT 06820 Tel: 203-669-3500 Fax: 203-662-0337 Website: drbank.com Branches: Fairfield County (3) Services: ATM and debit cards, automatic bill deductions, car loans, certificates of deposit, checking, commercial real estate loans, home loans, IRA or Keogh plans, money market savings, online banking, safe deposit boxes, savings, term savings and certificate accounts, wire transfers

Evolve Bank and Trust 30 Main St. #200 Danbury, CT 06810 Tel: 203-917-3264 Website: getevolved.com Branches: Fairfield County (1) Services: Personal and business banking, personal online banking and bill pay, business online banking and web pay, certificates of deposit, individual Retirement accounts, personal and business loans, insured deposit program, visa credit card, remote deposit capture, concierge club Fairfield County Bank 150 Danbury Road Ridgefield, CT 06877 Tel: 203-438-6518 Website: fairfieldcountybank.com Branches: Fairfield County (22) Services: Seven-day banking, ATM and debit cards, automatic bill deductions, brokerage services, car loans, certificates of deposit, checking, commercial real estate loans, credit cards, home loans, insurance services, international money exchange, IRA or Keogh plans, letters of credit, money market savings, online banking, safe deposit boxes, sale of fixed annuities, savings, second mortgages, term savings and certificate accounts, wire transfers

The First Bank of Greenwich

444 E. Putnam Ave., Cos Cob, CT 06807 Tel: 203-629-8400 Fax: 203-629-8409 Website: thefirstbankofgreenwich.com Branches and managers: Fairfield County (1) Services: ATM and debit cards, automatic bill deduction, certificates of deposit, checking, commercial real estate loans, home loans, IRA or Keogh plans, letters of credit, money market savings, online banking, safe deposit boxes, savings, second mortgages, term savings and certificate accounts, wire transfers

First County Bank 117 Prospect St., Stamford, CT 06901 Tel: 203-462-4400 Fax: 203-462-4413 Website: firstcountybank.com Branches: Fairfield County (15) Services: Personal and business checking, car loans, certificates of deposit, credit cards, home loans, money market savings, online banking, trust and investment services First Niagara Bank 195 Church St., New Haven, CT 06510 Tel: 800-421-0004 Website: firstniagara.com Branches: Fairfield County (15) Westchester County (3) Services: Seven-day banking, ATM and debit cards, automatic bill deduction, brokerage services, car loans, certificates of deposit, checking, commercial real estate loans, credit cards, home loans, insurance services, international money exchange, money market savings, online banking, safe deposit boxes, sale of fixed annuities, savings, second mortgages, term savings and certificate accounts, trust services, wire transfers

Greater Hudson Bank

643 Route 211 East Middletown, NY 10954 Tel: 877-692-1170 Fax: 845-623-4027 Website: greaterhudsonbank.com Branches: Westchester County (1) Hudson Valley (3) Services: ATM and debit cards, automatic bill deduction, car loans, certificates of deposit, checking, commercial real estate loans, credit cards, IRA or Keogh plans, letters of credit, money market savings, online banking, safe deposit boxes, savings, second mortgages, term savings and certificate accounts, wire transfers

A sampling of banks in the region. Continued on page 8.

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arien Rowayton Bank (DRB) has deep roots in the communities it serves. In only eight years, DRB has established itself as an important financial resource for businesses in Fairfield County and the surrounding areas. DRB has built a commercial lending group that is second to none in terms of experience and capability. The bank’s community-based approach to lending offers a streamlined process and the ability to respond quickly. Darien Rowayton Bank takes great pride in being agile and entrepreneurial. Our loan officers work with businesses to construct solutions that are specifically tailored to their needs. They work closely with our clients through the entire lending process and, most importantly, become trusted advisors as businesses grow and prosper. DRB’s clients become our best advertisement. Darien Rowayton Bank is a well-capitalized financial institution. It offers a full range of business and personal banking products that can help a business grow and simplify the financial lives of its owners. Our branches are conveniently located in Darien, Rowayton and Southport. Our mortgage division has lending officers that serve the entire state of Connecticut, as well as New York and other New England states. Our deposit rates, both business and personal, have consistently been among the best in the market. We encourage you to experience community banking at its very best. Contact us today at 203656-3500 or visit our website www.drbank.com.

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CMS Bank: Building Lasting Relationships is Key to Success

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From left, Adam Stark of Stark Office Suites and Michael Schiliro of CMS Bank.

hether it’s increasing revenue, managing employee costs, reducing expenses or funding growth, the challenges facing businesses today remain the same regardless of the ups and downs of the economy. “From my nearly 20 years of working with businesses in Westchester County, I have found that there is a common formula for success. It starts with establishing a trusted team of advisors, which includes your CPA, attorney and banker,” said Michael Schiliro, director of commercial lending and business banking for CMS Bank. “At CMS Bank, we strive to create this type of personal relationship that truly helps a business succeed,” he added.

We’re Making Mortgage Loans In Your Community “CMS Bank managed my loan from start to finish, provided regular updates and delivered on my mortgage approval and closing well ahead of schedule.” Jason Pollen, Real Estate Executive and Armonk Homeowner

At CMS Bank we specialize in making residential loans in your community. We offer something you won’t find at the big banks – personalized service and a quick turnaround. Call our Residential Lending Team at

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From left, Jason Pollen and Gerald Calvario, Vice President, Residential Lending, CMS Bank

Visit any one of our convenient locations: EASTCHESTER GREENBURGH 478 White Plains Rd. 441 Tarrytown Rd.

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Adam J. Stark, a customer of CMS Bank since 2011, said having a bank that truly understands the nature of his business is crucially important. “My banking needs are not cookie cutter. CMS Bank worked closely with me to structure a plan to finance my company’s growth throughout the region.” Stark is president of Stark Office Suites, a White Plains-based company that offers premium executive office suites to professionals and entrepreneurs seeking elegant office space, greater flexibility and superior support services. The company has eight facilities totaling 150,000 square feet in Westchester County, Fairfield County and New York City. All eight sites can be used interchangeably on a full-time, part-time, or virtual basis. Stark founded the company 10 years ago with his first location in downtown White Plains. Since then, he has opened office suites in Mount Kisco, Scarsdale, Harrison, Manhattan, Greenwich and Stamford. He recently opened his newest location in Rye Brook at 800 Westchester Ave. “Dealing with a local community bank like CMS Bank is valuable because I get to meet with the decision makers,” said Stark. “I enjoy working with CMS Bank because they value long-term relationships. For me, a bank is not just a source for capital. I look to my banker as an advisor who can help grow my business,” he added. Schiliro noted that as businesses such as Stark Office Suites expand, their needs may include financing the purchase of a building or securing a line of credit. “At this point, it is critical that the business have its financial house in order. They should have a very clear understanding of their financials. They also need to articulate a sound business plan and strategy of how the loan or credit line will improve their business operation and how and when it will be repaid,” said Schiliro. He added, “And they should make sure that their business and personal financials are up to date, with interim business financials ready at a moment’s notice. That sends a clear message to the bank.” CMS Bank provides a wide range of banking products and services to the retail consumer and small business customers, including residential and commercial real estate loans and small business loans primarily in Westchester, Rockland, Dutchess and Putnam counties as well as Fairfield County, Conn. In addition to its headquarters in White Plains, CMS Bank has branches in Eastchester, Silver Lake, Greenburgh, Mount Vernon and Mount Kisco. For more information, visit www.cmsbk.com

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You need greater from your bank!

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t Greater Hudson Bank we aspire to be GREATER and help you reach your financial goals. Our new president, Ed Lutz understands your business needs as he was a small business owner himself. He was president and CEO of Lutz Advisors Inc., a bank-consulting firm, and he served on the board of Union State Bank and its holding company USB Holding Co. Inc., which was sold to Key Bancorp in 2007. Very knowledgeable of the industry, Mr.

Lutz has participated in the banking sector for more than 40 years as a regulator, consultant, investment banker and director of three different banks. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hofstra University and an MBA from American University. His elevation to president and CEO of Greater Hudson Bank highlights and emphasizes the bank’s commitment to aligning management goals with shareholder interests. Greater Hudson Bank’s most recent agreement with Westchester County allows ATMs to be deployed at highly trafficked county facilities such as Westches-

ter County Airport, Westchester County Center and Rye Playland Park. This will increase exposure and branding awareness while allowing added convenience for Westchester’s Greater Hudson Bank account holders. Also, recently announced was the formation of a new Ambassador Council. The council, which is made up of notable and well-respected locally based business and community leaders was established to share the benefits of working with our local bank that offers extraordinary personal service combined with state-of-the-art bank-

ing services to local businesses, notfor-profits and municipalities. “The advantage of being a local community bank is that we are afforded the opportunity to work closely with our business customers and consequently understand their unique needs and financial concerns. We are very pleased to initiate this new council because our highly regarded ambassadors are centers of influence within their professions and will help us to continue to establish deep-rooted relationships within our marketplace,” said Ed Lutz, president and CEO of Greater Hudson Bank.

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Sterling National Bank Delivers Personalized Service and Exceptional Expertise. The world of business today moves at the speed of thought and each business’ needs move with it. More than ever, leaders need a real conversation when they’re investing in their business. Increasingly, businesses are finding that conversation at Sterling National Bank. Whether a business’ needs are simple or complex, Sterling is focused on helping each client achieve success, regardless of circumstance or opportunities ahead. Sterling specializes in customized solutions and personalized service for clients who have dynamic businesses that operate in a complex competitive environment. When you work with Sterling, you partner with a dedicated relationship manager who knows you and will personalize their service offerings to support you in managing and growing your business on your terms. You can expect Sterling to consistently deliver a special level of care, to participate in conversations that are open and less formulaic, and to provide increased options and opportunities to achieve your objectives.

Make better decisions with the right banking partner.

Banking peace of mind starts with a human connection, fewer complications, and superior ideas. Sterling National Bank relationship managers do more than simply “start the paperwork.” They provide a full-ser-

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vice experience, taking the time to apply a thorough understanding of each client’s unique circumstances and financial needs and to meet those needs with customized banking solutions. Clients describe Sterling bankers as unusual in today’s world of banking, being more like skilled financial partners. Sterling’s staff routinely delivers expertise and advice on a range of immediate challenges, while also anticipating future needs. They provide both the critical insight and relevant financial tools and strategies to help enhance each business client’s activities

on every level. It’s this rare combination of extensive resources and dedicated attention that sets Sterling apart. It’s apparent that Sterling believes business success should mean greater control and expanded personal financial freedom. They pay close attention to all the moving parts, and they offer products and services designed to help coordinate every financial need of their business clients and their key executives — from loans to credit cards to mortgages to personal financial management. This wide range of services brought together in a

customized package helps each client make the best decisions for their future. Through a Sterling relationship manager’s careful insights, customized solutions packages, and leading technology, each client can stay connected to their money, and have at their disposal the tools to make the most of it, each day, each quarter, each year.

earning trust for over a century.

Providing high-touch service for over 125 years and helping solve business problems differently is

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Sterling’s legacy. From its 1888 beginnings as a community savings and loan, to most recently acquiring Sterling National Bank, it has grown to be a trusted resource with a deep tool kit for business banking across the New York metropolitan area. In a 2012 annual survey commissioned by Forbes and prepared by Governance Metrics International, a global leader in corporate governance, Sterling Bancorp (then known as Provident New York Bancorp) was named one of America’s 100 Most Trustworthy Companies. Its legacy, ability to lend, transparency, and financial health means that businesses can feel confident banking with Sterling. But that’s just part of the story and not the only way to gauge strength. The bank survived the Great Depression and the Great Recession of 2008 and continues to lend as confidently to qualified borrowers today as they have from the start. Earnings increased by 27% in 2013, year over year, and the bank and its parent holding company have ample capital and liquidity to support anticipated growth. They also completed a successful $100 million senior notes offering in July 2013, further strengthening capital and liquidity. Their capital positions have been consistently strong, with capital ratios well above current regulatory requirements to be considered well-capitalized.

the people at sterling are teaM players.

The senior leadership and Board of Directors that businesses have come to know and trust are still at the helm at Sterling. Jack Kopnisky is President and Chief Executive Officer, and he is sup-

ported by many familiar faces, all with deep and successful experiences in financial services. This includes Jim Peoples, President of Regional Banking, Vinny DeLucia, President of the Hudson Valley Market, and David Bagatelle, President of the New York Metro Market. Central to the bank’s approach to serving clients, Sterling maintains a unique team-based service model, in which all of a client’s financial needs are met through one team of experts who are able to bring an entire range of solutions to their clients. This allows for much richer levels of service and better solutions, and it eliminates the frustration often found in working with banks – the need to work across multiple departments. Teams are led by relationship managers who act as a client’s single point of contact. These relationship managers customize solutions to meet unique needs and coordinate various disciplines to streamline the banking process. The bank is actively growing its sales teams to ensure that every client receives dedicated attention. “We are strategically focused on expanding our company through the hiring of high-quality professionals,” said Kopnisky. “This group of experienced banking professionals will expand our delivery of high-value, client-focused solutions to a broader client base.”

routine and predictable. Taken together, the caliber of their teams, longevity, and achievements on behalf of clients mean that businesses can, with confidence, trust Sterling’s focus and commitment. Would you like to know more? Reach out to your relationship

business banking is their passion.

Sterling’s experienced bankers are fully vested in the success of their clients. They go farther, look deeper, and work more intensely to deliver unique, custom solutions that can meet client’s needs well beyond the

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manager or contact Carl Capuano, Market President, Westchester and Connecticut, at 914-6960209 or ccapuano@snb.com. You can also visit us at www.snb.com. Expect extraordinary.

A team of experienced financial professionals, all dedicated to a singular corporate mission. Yours. Imagine a single point of contact – a relationship manager who takes personal responsibility for bringing you tailored financial solutions that meet the needs of your business. No getting lost between departments. No waiting for days for someone to call you back. That’s Sterling. Sterling relationship managers are not merely responsive. They’re able to draw upon a unique breadth of tools and expertise, serving as a valuable financial partner. We offer financing options ranging from traditional lending, lines of credit, and SBA loans to asset-based lending and factoring. Count on us to help you find the solutions that are right for you. To see what your dedicated team can do for your company, call our Client Services professionals at 855-274-2800. Expect Extraordinary.

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banks Hudson Valley Bank

21 Scarsdale Road, Yonkers, NY 10707 Tel: 914-771-3298 Fax: 914-961-7378 Website:hudsonvalleybank.com Branches: Westchester County (18) Hudson Valley (1) Fairfield County (5) Services: ATM and debit cards, automatic bill deductions, certificates of deposit, checking, commercial real estate loans, credit cards, home loans, money market savings, online banking, safe deposit boxes, savings, term savings and certificate accounts, trust services, wire transfers JPMorgan Chase Bank 270 Park Ave., New York City 10017 Tel: 800-678-1051 Website: jpmorganchase.com Branches: Westchester County (106) Hudson Valley (70) Fairfield County (50) Services: ATM and debit cards, automatic bill deductions, brokerage services, car loans, certificates of deposit, checking, commercial real estate loans, credit cards, home loans, insurance services, international money exchange, IRA or Keogh plans, letters of credit, money market savings, online banking, safe deposit boxes, savings, sale of fixed annuities, savings, trust services, wire transfers KeyBank 1 Crosfield Ave. West Nyack, NY 10994 Tel: 845-512-4000 Fax: 845-512-4040 Website: key.com Branches: Hudson Valley (41) Westchester Co. (16) Fairfield Co.(1) Services: ATM and debit cards, automatic bill deduction, brokerage services, car loans, certificates of deposit, checking, commercial real estate loans, credit cards, home loans, insurance services, international money exchange, IRA or Keogh plans, letters of credit, money market savings, online banking, safe deposit boxes, sale of fixed annuities, savings, second mortgages, term savings and certificate accounts, trust services, wire transfers

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BANKING AND FINANCIAL PLANNERS

M & T Bank 303 S. Broadway, Suite 130 Tarrytown, NY 10591 Tel: 914-366-8500 Website: mandtbank.com Branches: Hudson Valley (38) Westchester County (8) plus a corporate office Services: ATM and debit cards, automatic bill deduction, brokerage services, car loans, certificates of deposit, checking, commercial real estate loans, credit cards, home loans, insurance services, IRA or Keogh plans, letters of credit, money market savings, online banking, safe deposit boxes, sale of fixed annuities, savings, second mortgages, term savings and certificate accounts, trust services, wire transfers Patriot National Bank 900 Bedford St., Stamford, CT 06901 Tel: 203-762-76201 Website: pnbk.com Branches: Fairfield County (11) Westchester County (2) Services: ATM and debit cards, automatic bill deduction, car loans, certificates of deposit, checking, credit cards, home loans, international money exchange, IRA or Keogh plans, money market savings, online banking, safe deposit boxes, savings, second mortgages, term savings and certificate amounts People’s United Bank Bridgeport Center 850 Main St., Bridgeport, CT 06604 Tel: 203-338-7171 Website: peoples.com Branches: Fairfield County branches (65) Westchester County branches (6) Services: Seven-day banking, ATM and debit cards, automatic bill deduction, brokerage services, car loans, certificates of deposit, checking, commercial real estate loans, credit cards, home loans, insurance services, international money exchange, IRA or Keogh plans, letters of credit, money and market savings, online banking, safe deposit boxes, sale of fixed annuities, savings, second mortgages, term savings and certificate accounts, trust services, wire transfers

Savings Bank of Danbury 220 Main St., Danbury, CT 06810 Tel: 203-743-3849 Website: sbdanbury.com Branches: Fairfield County (9) Services: ATM and debit cards, automatic bill deductions, brokerage services, car loans, certificates of deposit, checking, commercial real estate loans, home loans, insurance services, international money exchange, IRA or Keogh plans, letters of credit, money market savings, online banking, safe deposit boxes, sale of fixed annuities, savings, second mortgages, term savings and certificate accounts, trust services, wire transfers

Sterling National Bank 400 Rella Boulevard, Montebello, NY 10901 Tel: 855-274-2800 Website: snb.com

Branches: Westchester County (13) Services: Business, personal, specialty lending, checking, mortgage, assetbased lending, savings, heloc, factoring and trade finance, business loans, personal loans, payroll finance, business  line of credit, vehicle loans, equipment finance, real estate financing, credit card, mortgage warehouse lending, professional practice, financing, personal lines of credit, credit card, overdraft protection, sba, wealth services, business online, banking, checking, internet bill pay, e-checking, debit cards, savings, business overdraft line of credit, online banking, money market accounts, mobile banking, certificates of deposit, e-statements, professional practice support, health savings, cash management, debit cards, ach, money market accounts, wire funds transfers, certificates of deposit, remote deposit, iras, zero-balance account service, mobile deposit, lockbox, retirement services, account reconciliation and positive pay, safe deposit boxes, controlled disbursement, student banking, payroll services, telephone banking, escrow services, merchant credit card processing, commercial real estate loans, specialized business solutions, private banking (both business and personal)

TD Bank 1701 Route 70 East Cherry Hill, NJ 08034 Tel: 888-751-9000 Website: tdbank.com Branches: Fairfield County (21) Hudson Valley (22) Westchester County (16) Services: Seven-day banking, ATM and debit cards, automatic bill deductions, brokerage services, car loans, certificates of deposit, checking, commercial real estate loans, credit cards, home loans, insurance services, international money exchange, IRA or Keogh plans, letters of credit, money market savings, online banking, safe deposit boxes, sale of fixed annuities, savings, second mortgages, term savings and certificate accounts, trust services, wire transfers

Tompkins Mahopac Bank 1441 Route 22, Brewster NY 10509 Tel: 866-462-2658 Website: mahopacbank.com Branches: Hudson Valley (8) Westchester County (7) Services: ATM and debit cards, automatic bill deduction, brokerage services, car loans, certificates of deposit, checking, commercial loans and lines of credit, commercial real estate loans, credit cards, health savings accounts, home loans, insurance services, IRA or Keogh plans, letters of credit, money market savings, online banking, safe deposit boxes, sale of fixed annuities, savings, second mortgages, term savings and certificate accounts, trust services, wire transfers

A sampling of banks in the region.

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f you live in the Greenwich area or spend a significant amount of time in Fairfield or Westchester counties, we should be your first choice for banking. Why? Because we are a true community bank that is able to act quickly when help is needed with unmatched personal service. Others banks may claim to be a community bank, but they are tied down under the umbrella of a larger institution. We are the bank that you grew up with, the bank that is ingrained in the community, servicing generations of families, business owners both large and small, young professionals, schools, children, seniors and police and fire departments. When you walk into The First Bank of Greenwich, it doesn’t feel like a bank, it feels like a place that can only be described as warm and welcoming with the scent of fresh baked cookies. Our customers feel instantly at home and we do everything we can to keep it that way. Our President and Senior Vice President’s doors are located in our lobby and are always open for you. They will sit with you, look at the whole picture and offer a creative response to assist you. Whether your needs involve banking, residential lending, commercial lending or lines of credit, you will find access, unlike anywhere else. Personal service is where we shine and our highly skilled team of professionals will exhaust all possibilities with a smile, for we are by nature, problem-solv-

ers. With all of our departments housed under one roof, there is no middleman to slow down the process. We offer all the services of a big bank and a comprehensive package of financial services that enable you to do business quickly and efficiently, including mobile banking Our Advisory Board is comprised of a diverse group of business owners who support the growth of our bank and whom we support. Our newly formed B2B Network strives to keep the local business community strong, by sharing valuable referrals, business tips and exchanging ideas. B2B helps business owners connect on a broad scale through our member directory, affording private introductions and invitations to our exclusive events. www.firstbankb2b.com Start2Save, our special savings programs for kids, knits our schools with local merchants. There is no better way for kids to start their financial journey than with this educational program created as a fundraiser for elementary school PTAs. If it’s a Wednesday night and you pass by the bank, you might see 250-plus people enjoying one of our receptions to showcase local artists and musicians. We open the bank to the public, offering food and drinks to host a unique opportunity for the community to gather for a free event as we support the arts. The First Bank of Greenwich…. We’re Bigger than You Think. www.greenwichfirstcom.

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banks Trustco Bank 5 Sarnowski Drive Glenville, NY 12302 Tel: 800-670-3110 Website: trustcobank.com

Webster Bank 1 N. Broadway White Plains, NY 10601 Tel: 914-298-2580 Website: websterbank.com

Branches: Hudson Valley (11) Westchester County (10) Services: ATM and debit cards, automatic bill deductions, car loans, certificates of deposit, checking, commercial real estate loans, credit cards, home loans, IRA or Keogh plans, letters of credit, money market savings, online banking, safe deposit boxes, savings, second mortgages, trust services, wire transfers

Branches: Fairfield County (24) Westchester County (8) Services: ATM and debit cards, automatic bill deductions, certificates of deposit, checking, commercial real estate loans, credit cards, home loans, IRA or Keogh plans, letters of credit, money market savings, online banking, safe deposit boxes, sale of fixed annuities, savings, second mortgages, term savings and certificate accounts, trust services, wire transfers

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The Westchester Bank 2001 Central Park Ave. Yonkers, NY 10710 Tel: 914-337-1900 Fax: 914-961-1802 Website: thewestchesterbank.com Branches: Westchester County (3) Services: ATM and debit cards, automatic bill deduction, car loans, certificates of deposit, checking, commercial real estate loans, credit cards, international money exchange, IRA or Keogh plans, letters of credit, money market savings, online banking, savings, term savings and certificate accounts, wire transfers A sampling of banks in the region.

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YOU COULD FIND A JOB OR

DISCOVER A VOCATION.

If you want to make a difference in the world, you know a run-of-the-mill job just isn’t going to cut it. If you need the satisfaction and emotional payoff of helping individuals and families, you know a typical 9-5 won’t do. A career as a Financial Services Representative isn’t your everyday job. Those who thrive see it as a vocation and the advocacy they embrace helps their clients with their most important financial decisions. People count on them and there is a lot at stake. Join the thousands who have come before you as a MassMutual Financial Services Representative. To learn more, contact: Brendan Naughton, General Agent Six Landmark Square, Suite 7200 Stamford, CT 06901 203-359-5300 bnaughton@financialguide.com Jason Castaldi, Agency Managing Director 100 Mill Plain Road, Suite 103 Danbury, CT 06811 203-313-2256 jcastaldi@financialguide.com www.charteroakfinancial.com

LIFE INSURANCE + RETIREMENT/401(K) PLAN SERVICES + DISABILITY INCOME INSURANCE LONG TERM CARE INSURANCE + ANNUITIES

MassMutual Financial Group refers to Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. (MassMutual), its affiliated companies and sales representatives. Local sales agencies are not subsidiaries of MassMutual or its affiliated companies. Agency officers are not officers of MassMutual. Financial Services Representatives are independent contractors and are not employees of MassMutual, its subsidiaries, or of General Agents with whom they contract. Insurance products issued by MassMutual (Springfield, MA 01111) and its subsidiaries, C.M. Life Insurance Co. and MML Bay State Life Insurance Co. (Enfield, CT 06082). CRN201507-174568

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harter Oak Insurance and Financial Services Co. (Charter Oak) — which was originally known as Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company’s (MassMutual) Springfield Agency — has been servicing the risk management, insurance, business planning and protection, retirement planning and investment services needs of individuals, families and businesses for 128 years. Since our founding in 1886, we’ve become one of the largest of MassMutual’s general agencies, with offices throughout Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts. With more than $4.7 billion in client policy and account values(1) and nearly $13.3 billion in life insurance coverage in force(2), we continue to grow in ways that help us better serve our clients and communities. We are proud to reinforce our commitment to the people we serve through the Charter Oak Fund, our philanthropic arm. Our People Make the Difference Our growth wouldn’t be possible without our agents and employees. Our more than 200 professionals are parents, former athletes and coaches, business owners, CEOs, journalists, musicians, members of the military and scholars, to name a few. We believe the diversity of our experiences helps us to better understand the unique situations our clients face every day and allows us to offer topnotch support for our agents. It also creates an engaging workplace. Our culture has earned us numerous accolades and has resulted in retention numbers well above the industry average. Charter Oak’s leadership is also a driving force behind the agency’s growth and accomplishments. Since appointing our first general agent on June 1, 1886, we have had only six changes in leadership, including the appointments of current general agents Peter Novak and Brendan Naughton. We believe this stability has allowed us to land on our feet during some of history’s most difficult and uncertain times — and helped us rise to the top in periods of prosperity. Stronger Together We believe that our relationship with our clients, our associates and the communities around us is about much more than financial services and insurance. It’s about children and parents, brothers and sisters, businesses and employees. It’s listening to what others have to say and putting their interests first. It’s being a part of a team and a member of the community. Back when business was still done on a handshake and a sense of trust and partnership prevailed, collaborations like this were common. A lot has changed since those days, but we still believe what was true then is true now: we are stronger together than we are alone. (1) All information as of March 1, 2014. Includes values of MassMutual and subsidiary insurance companies’ insurance and retirement products and investment products offered through MML Investors Services L.L.C., a MassMutual subsidiary. (2)Amount of individual life insurance in force at the end of the period related to products issued by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company and its subsidiaries, C.M. Life Insurance Company and MML Bay State Life Insurance Company.

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financial planners Barnum Financial Group (An office of MetLife) 6 Corporate Drive, Shelton, CT 06484 Tel: 203-513-6239 Website: barnumfinancialgro up.com

Clarfeld Financial Advisors Inc. 560 White Plains Road, Suite 530 Tarrytown, NY 10591 Tel: 914-846-0100 Fax: 914-846-0199 Website: clarfeld.com

Planners: Fairfield County (211) Westchester County (22) Compensation options: Fee based, commission based, fee and commission based Services: Retirement, college, tax, estate, strategic financial, corporate and small business, investment, middle-market management

Planners: Westchester County (40) Clients per planner: 40 Compensation options: Fee based Services: Retirement, college, tax, estate, risk management, strategic financial, investment

The Bender Financial Group 285 Riverside Ave., Suite 200 Westport, CT 06880 Tel: 203-221-5200 Fax: 203-221-5203 Website: benderfinancialgroup.nmfn.com Planners: Fairfield County (20) Westchester County (3) Clients per planner: 10 Compensation options: Fee and commission based Services: Retirement, college, estate, risk management, strategic financial, corporate and small business, investment, middle-market business

Charter Oak Insurance and Financial Services

76 Batterson Park Road Farmington, CT 06032 Tel: 860-674-1800 Fax: 860-676-9135 Website: charteroakfinancial.com Planners: Fairfield County (4) Compensation options: Commission based

Services: Retirement planning, securities

brokerage services, life, disability income and long term care insurance, fee-based financial planning, college funding programs, estate planning, business continuation planning, executive fringe benefits and employee benefits programs

The Fairfield Financial Group 1 Eliot Place, Fairfield, CT 06824 Tel: 203-259-3377 Fax: 203-254-2575 Website: dicostanzogroup.com Planners: Fairfield County (9) Clients per planner: 20 Compensation options: Fee and commission based Services: Retirement, college, estate, risk management, strategic financial, corporate and small business, investment, middle-market business

HTG Investment Advisors Inc. 50 Locust Ave., New Canaan, CT 06840 Tel: 203-972-8262 Fax: 203-966-4740 Website: htginvestmentadvisors.com Planners: Fairfield County (3) Clients per planner: 40 Compensation options: Fee based Services: Retirement, college, estate, investment

ITI Strategies Inc. 994 Main St., Peekskill, NY 10566 Tel: 914-734-2800 Fax: 914-734-2819 Website: itistrategies.com Planners: Westchester County (3) Clients per planner: 150 Compensation options: Fee and commission based Services: Retirement, college, tax, estate, strategic financial, corporate and small business, investment, middle-market business

LEXCO Wealth Management Inc. 120 White Plains Road, Suite 112, Tarrytown, NY 10591 Tel: 914-468-8900 Fax: 914-468-8901 Website: lexcowealth.com Planners: Fairfield County (2) Hudson Valley (2) Westchester County (8) Clients per planner: 100 Compensation options: Fee and commission based Services: Retirement, college, estate, risk management, strategic financial, corporate and small business, investment

New England Financial 120 White Plains Road, Suite 135 Tarrytown, NY 10591 Tel: 914-570-2532 Fax: 914-691-4415 Website: newenglandwealthstrategies.com Planners: Fairfield County (8) Hudson Valley (5) Westchester County (15) Clients per planner: 250 Compensation options: Commission based Services: Retirement, college, tax, estate, risk management, strategic financial, corporate and small business, investment, middle mark business

Reby Advisors 83 Wooster Heights Danbury, CT 06810 Tel: 203-790-4949 Fax: 203-743-3381 Website: rebyadvisors.com Planners: Fairfield County (5) Clients per planner: 75 to 100 Compensation options: Fee and commission based Services: Retirement, college, tax, estate, risk management, strategic financial, corporate and small business, investment, middle-market business

Strategies for Wealth 800 Westchester Ave., Suite N409 Rye Brook, NY 10573 Tel: 914-288-8800 Fax: 914-288-8920 Website: strategiesforwealth.com Planners: Fairfield County (6) Hudson Valley (4) Westchester County (85) Clients per planner: 300 Compensation options: Commission based Services: Retirement, college, tax, estate, risk management, strategic financial, corporate and small business, investment, middle-market business

Tompkins Financial Advisors 10 Bank St., White Plains, NY 10606 Tel: 914-946-1277 Fax: 914-946-1886 Website: tompkinsfinancialadvisors.com Planners: Hudson Valley (4) Westchester County (4) Clients per planner: 75 Compensation options: Fee and commission based Services: Retirement, college, tax, estate, risk management, strategic financial, corporate and small business, investment, middle-market business

Northern Trust 50 S. La Salle St., Chicago IL 60603 Tel: 312-630-6000 Website: northerntrust.com Branches: Fairfield County (2) Services: Wealth management, asset management and asset services

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Defining The Difference Providing Loans to Local Businesses

Left to right: Joseph Bellini, Executive VP; Tom Goff, Relationship Manager; Brian Ruckman, Portfolio Manager; Kevin Kennedy, Portfolio Manager; John Bartolotta, First Senior VP; James Whetzel, VP; Jose Arredondo, Portfolio Manager; Niall Henry, First VP and William MacIntosh, Senior VP

“We are here for your business.” John Bartolotta First Senior VP, Commercial Banking Division | (914) 768-6823

Call us for: • Loans to expand businesses • Loans for capital expenses • Loans for all your business needs www.hudsonvalleybank.com Member FDIC


BY ROBERT PIZZELLA

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Responsible investing matures, becomes more nuanced

ocially responsible investing is a philosophy that has earned its place in the investment conversation at the individual, family and philanthropic level. Baby boomers are starting to think more about passing on their assets as well as their values through this approach. Millennials may choose to have it transcend their entire portfolio. But for most, it is really about finding the right balance and then customizing your approach. Values-based investing accounted for $3.74 trillion, or roughly $1 in every $8 to $9 under professional management, according to a 2012 report from the Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment. This number is 22 percent higher than the $3.1 trillion noted in the forum’s 2010 report.

“Ultimately, the demand for and evolution of socially responsible investing is changing the investment landscape today...” For many years, negative screening was the focus of socially responsible investing. Investors chose what not to invest in and the portfolio was adjusted to match. Personal, religious and environmental values always played a role in that process. Today, however, the popularity of a more positive and engaging approach to socially responsible investing is on the rise. According to the 2013 U.S. Trust Insights on Wealth and Worth survey, 71 percent of investors feel it is more important to invest in companies that will have a positive social or environmental impact than to boycott companies that are harmful. There are three socially responsible categories that offer investors opportuni-

ties to combine their personal values with competitive investments when assessing where to invest. Responsible-investment portfolio managers look for companies with strong fundamentals as well as those that manage human capital effectively, are good environmental stewards and/or have effective corporate governance. One example of human capital management can be “gender lens” investing — investments focused on improving the lives of women and girls. In many cases, companies with progressive policies toward gender equality are well managed and often help recruit and retain top talent. Environmental stewardship examines the use of water, alternative energy, climate change and clean technology. Companies that are focused on sustainable efforts can be rewarded with cheaper operational costs in the future. This can ultimately benefit the investor if the company’s cost saving technology produces a higher profit. Corporate governance focuses on transparency, disclosure, reporting and incentives. For investors interested in corporate governance, it is important to understand the operations of a company and to find companies that communicate effectively with stakeholders. Often, investors can assess a company’s commitment to transparency by taking the time to review its website to determine how well the company communicates with its stakeholders. The growing interest in socially responsible investing is increasing the demand for new products and services. To meet this demand, U.S. Trust developed Socially Innovative Investing, or S2I, a proprietary strategy based on a growing awareness that strong corporate financial performance and social responsibility are not mutually exclusive; rather, they are mutually beneficial qualities. S2I takes traditional socially responsible investing a step further. The S2I process scores companies based on more than 400 distinct characteristics that we believe are a reflection of thoughtful man-

agement and potential sources of value. Through a specially appointed “ESG Council” composed of senior thought leaders and executives throughout the company, Bank of America continues to study issues related to socially responsible investments and investing behavior. Ultimately, the demand for and evolution of socially responsible investing is changing the investment landscape

today, creating a new, more dynamic approach to socially responsible investment through a wider range of investment options. Robert Pizzella is a managing director and regional investment executive at U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management’s portfolio management team, based in Fair�ield County.

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To get to Something Better, you need a college degree. Sacred Heart University’s part-time studies offer:

• Convenience—main campus in Fairfield and online • Flexibility—online and on-campus courses, including evenings • Numerous Degree Programs—from associate to bachelor’s degrees • Accelerated Degrees—7.5-week terms offered through AHEAD • Generous Transfer Policy—we’ll evaluate the college courses you’ve taken for transfer • Financial Aid Packages—from scholarships to grants and loans • Personal Attention—from faculty and staff who will help you succeed

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FCBUZZ

Arts & Culture of Fairfield County

Norwalk Presents First County Bank Summer Concert Series This year’s First County Bank Summer Concert Series in the city of Norwalk salutes the 45th anniversary of Woodstock and the 50th anniversary of The Beatles crossing the Atlantic. Other tribute concerts pay homage to ABBA, Johnny Cash and The Eagles. Great regional rock & roll bands — including Tim Currie’s Motown Band Review — perform in conjunction with four classic car shows presented by The Coachmen. Each Wednesday night throughout the summer, area residents look forward to packing a picnic and a blanket and heading to the Calf Pasture beach to enjoy a relaxing evening of music beside the Long Island Sound. A $5 parking fee is charged for cars without a Norwalk beach pass. For updates and additional information call the Norwalk Recreation and Parks Office

Declan O’Rourke (July 15) – Singersongwriter-storyteller from Dublin makes his Levitt Pavilion debut. Casuarina (July 24) – One of the most respected groups of Rio de Janeiro`s new samba. DJ Rekha (July 26) – Producer of some of the most successful parties in New York City. The Hot Sardines (July 27) – A blustery brass lineup in the Fats Waller vein. Emil Zrihan (July 29) – Respectfully known as “the Moroccan nightingale.” Incendio (July 31) – A fitting name for this Latin guitar-jazz-world fusion group. Early Clover (Aug. 9) – The band pays tribute to Marvin Gaye, Sam Cooke and

Otis Redding. Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks (Aug. 17) – Grammy Winner Vince Giordano’s music evokes the height of ballroom perfection. Vent Du Nord (Aug. 22) – The band is now one of the most-loved Quebec progressive folk groups. The Sweet Remains (Aug. 23) – An unusual band headed by three gifted singersongwriters. The Pine Leaf Boys (Aug. 28) – A Cajun and Creole band from South Louisiana. More information at LevittPavilion.com. The Levitt Pavilion is a member of the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County.

CHIRP 2014 Free concerts, 7 p.m., Ballard Park, downtown Ridgefield.

at 203-854-7807. All concerts have a rain date of the following day. For cancellation information, call 203-854-7938. For more information, visit norwalkct.org The city of Norwalk is a member of the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County

Ives Concert Park Presents Summer Lineup The Ives Concert Park, on the Western Connecticut State University Westside campus in Danbury, has since 1975 hosted an impressive array of classic rockers, up-and-coming indie artists, country crooners and more. This majestic outdoor amphitheater provides a unique arts experience in harmony with a natural environment, where trees and stars become the backdrop for cultural enrichment. Now, thanks to a new partnership with the world’s largest concert promoter — Live Nation — the Ives Concert Park will stage

The New Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts in Westport, Summer Lives Here!

several outstanding shows for its 2014 Summer Concert Series. Grammy Award winner Peter Frampton will play the Ives Saturday, July 5 and legendary rockers The Moody Blues will perform Sunday, Aug. 17. Also coming to the Ives is the FAB4 Musical Festival “Danbury Fields Forever,” July 26-27. More shows will be announced. For more information, visit ivesconcertpark.com or livenation.com. The Ives Concert Park is a member of the 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.

Sponsored by the town of Ridgefield/ Ridgefield Arts Council and various cosponsors. Bring a picnic and a blanket! Tuesday, June 14: Guy Davis & The Rockets Tuesday, July 1: The Hot Nut Riveters Tuesday, July 2, The Steeldrivers Tuesday, July 8: The Stray Birds Thursday, July 10: The Fairfield Counts Tuesday, July 15: C.J. Chenier and His Red Hot Louisiana

Downtown Thursdays Free Concert Series at McLevy Green in Bridgeport! June/July/August 5:30 to 9pm Every Week!

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June 19 June 26 July 10 July 17 July 24 July 31 aug. 7 aug. 14 aug. 21 aug. 28

latin Night funk/Soul Night old School Hip Hop Night indie rock Night latin Night reggae Night indie rock Night Karaoke Night indie Night/Hometown Heroes Cover Band review

BANDS Vinny and ray, orquesta afinke funky dawgz, The durkins dJ Billy Busch, dJ Cool Keith, dJ White flash alpaca Gnomes, Beach avenue mikata, Son 7 Soulshot, mystic Bowie Girls on Bikes Pocket Hotties The Zambonis, mates of States Superhero, That ’80s Band, Soul Synergy

The all-ages festivities are free to the public. mclevy Green is just a few blocks from the Bridgeport metroNorth railroad Station and Greater Bridgeport Transit authority. more information at downtownThursdays.com Bridgeport downtown Special Services is a member of the Cultural alliance of fairfield County

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Thursday, July 17: Cherish the Ladies Tuesday, July 22: Nora Jane Struthers and the Party Line Thursday, July 24: Pine Leaf Boys Tuesday, July 29: The Duhks Thursday, July 31: Jimmy La Fave Tuesday, Aug. 5: Matuto Thursday: Aug 7: John Fullbright Tuesday, Aug. 12: Hot Club of Cowtown Thursday, Aug. 14: Tumbling Bones Tuesday, Aug. 19: Ruthie Foster Thursday, Aug. 21: The Wiyos Tuesday, Aug. 26: Max Baca & Los Texmanaics Thursday, Aug. 28: Alexis P. Suter Band

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FAIRFIELD COUNTY

BUSINESS JOURNAL ATTACHMENTSFILED Smith, Jonathan, Ridgefield. Filed by Mark Sank & Associates, Stamford. $12,628 in favor of Shoreline Pools Inc. Property: 119 Branchville Road, Ridgefield. Filed May 27.

ATTACHMENTSRELEASED Anderson, Tom, et al., Greenwich. Released by Charles I. Miller, West Hartford. $78,522 in favor of Sonepar Distribution New England Inc., Hartford. Property: Lot 13, Map 862, and Lot 164, Map 566, Greenwich. Filed June 2.

BUILDING PERMITS

COmmERCIaL A/Z Corp., contractor for Belinmo Air Controls Inc. Perform an interior fit-out of a new commercial building at 33 Turner Road, Danbury. Estimated cost: $26.5 million. Filed June 3. Abbey Tent, contractor for Fairfield University. Construct two temporary tents for a special event at an existing commercial space at 1173 N. Benson Road, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $24,000. Filed June 5. Construction Resources, Bridgeport, contractor for 1136-1160 Main Street Managers. Perform interior alterations to an existing commercial space for a new tenant at 1136-1160 Main St., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $3,000. Filed June 3. Costal Wall II L.L.C., contractor for Mathanna of Connecticut. Build staircase to basement in an existing commercial space at 1232 Post Road, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $7,500. Filed June 5. Costal Wall II L.L.C., contractor for SAAD Inc. Perform interior fit-out of an existing commercial space for a new tenant at 200 Tunxis Hill Road, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $16,000. Filed June 5.

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De Jager Construction Inc., contractor for Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc. Construct a new retail store at 15 Backus Ave., Danbury. Estimated cost: $650,000. Filed June 5.

St. Peter RC Church, Bridgeport, contractor for self. Construct two tents for a temporary event at a church at 695 Colorado Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $1,000. Filed June 4.

Bento, Susan, Fairfield, contractor for self. Finish basement with a full bathroom in an existing single-family residence at 1910 Reservoir Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $6,000. Filed June 3.

Janesky, Thomas E. Jr., Danbury, contractor for self. Legalize a bathroom in an existing single-family residence at 36 Fanton Road, Danbury. Estimated cost: $1,500. Filed June 3.

Lopez, Hector, Bridgeport, contractor for self. Add fire doors to an existing single-family residence at 611 Colorado Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $2,000. Filed June 5.

Jauaheri, Mitchell, Bridgeport, contractor for self. Provide new shelving in an existing commercial space at 85 Miles St., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $70,000. Filed June 3.

St. Vincent’s Hospital, Bridgeport, contractor for self. Perform interior renovations to the bathroom in a hospital at 2834 Madison Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $2,300. Filed June 3.

Black Rock Yacht Club, Bridgeport, contractor for self. Construct a tent for a temporary event at a yacht club at 80 Grover’s Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $2,000. Filed June 4.

Jaramillo, Tonnya, Bridgeport, contractor for self. Remove a deck at an existing single-family residence at 116 Ohio Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $500. Filed June 4.

Lumento, Julianna, Stratford, contractor for self. Reroof, renovate family room and kitchen and bathroom at 468 Woodstock Ave., Stratford. Estimated cost: $41,000. Filed May 30.

Jelliff MFG Co., Fairfield, contractor for self. Perform interior fit-out of an existing commercial space for a new tenant at 354 Pequot Ave., Fairfield. Estimated cost: $90,000. Filed June 4.

Stamford Tent, Stamford, contractor for Fairfield Beach Club. Construct two temporary tents for a special event at an existing commercial space at 41 Fairfield Beach Road, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $6,000. Filed June 4.

Byrne, Frank, Bridgeport, contractor for self. Perform additions to an existing single-family residence at 170 Herbert St., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $60,000. Filed June 4.

JOMD L.L.C., Danbury, contractor for self. Replace a two-level deck at an existing single-family residence at 22 Griffing Ave., Danbury. Estimated cost: $1,800. Filed June 3.

Lynch, Brookfield, contractor for self. Perform kitchen renovations to an existing single-family residence at 1 Meadowview Drive, Brookfield. Estimated cost: $10,000. Filed May 28.

Cari, Luis, Bridgeport, contractor for self. Construct a shed at an existing single-family residence at 114 Perth St., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $6,000. Filed June 2.

Joshi, Brookfield, contractor for self. Perform renovations to the master bathroom in an existing single-family residence at 80 Long Meadow Hill Road, Brookfield. Estimated cost: $20,000. Filed May 28.

Maple Carpentry and General Construction, contractor for Betty Mae L. Corso. Add an addition to a garage at an existing single-family residence at 75 Webb Road, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $28,000. Filed June 3.

Jewish Senior Services, Bridgeport, contractor for self. Construct a new commercial structure at 4200 Park Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $63.7 million. Filed June 5. Lanese Construction Inc., contractor for Bridgeport Roman Catholic Diocese. Remodel the wing of an existing commercial space at 5151 Park Ave., Fairfield. Estimated cost: $700,000. Filed June 4. McRuiz, Brookfield, contractor for self. Construct temporary tents for a special event at an existing commercial space at 75 Riverford Road, Brookfield. Estimated cost: $5,000. Filed June 2. Mitchell, Scott, contractor for UB Dockside L.L.C. Perform interior fit-out of an existing commercial space for a new tenant at 955 Ferry Blvd., Stratford. Estimated cost: $20,000. Filed May 20. MP Construction L.L.C., Trumbull, contractor for Fairfield University. Perform interior fit-out of an existing commercial space for a new suite at 1173 N. Benson Road, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $13,714. Filed June 5. O & G, contractor for Sikorsky Aircraft. Add a hanger and fire suppression systems to an existing commercial space at 6900 Main St., Stratford. Estimated cost: $4 million. Filed May 20. Photronics, Brookfield, contractor for self. Construct temporary tents for a special event at an existing commercial space at 11 Secor Road, Brookfield. Estimated cost: $900. Filed May 28. PS Properties, Bridgeport, contractor for self. Perform alterations to commercial infrastructure at 1087 Railroad Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $250,000. Filed June 3. Roetzel, Brookfield, contractor for self. Perform interior fit-out at an existing commercial space for a new tenant at 934 Federal Road, Brookfield. Estimated cost: $12,000. Filed May 29. RSN Interiors L.L.C., contractor for Powercourt Properties L.L.C. Perform interior fit-out of an existing commercial space for a new tenant at 1525 Kings Highway, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $25,000. Filed June 4. Sign Design & JC Awning Co., contractor for Brick Walk Associates. Perform exterior renovations to an existing commercial space at 1275 Post Road, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $800. Filed June 2.

Taylor Rental, contractor for the town of Fairfield. Construct temporary tents for a special event at an existing commercial space at 785 Unoquowa Road, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $4,100. Filed June 5. Tenecela, Miriam, Stratford, contractor for self. Perform alterations to a tenant in an existing commercial space at 699 Main St., Stratford. Estimated cost: $400. Filed May 30. Tenk, Gary, contractor for Kalcar Group. Perform interior renovations to an existing commercial space at 49 Alice Terrace, Stratford. Estimated cost: $19,000. Filed May 20. The Barnyard Enterprises Inc., Ellington, contractor for the town of Ridgefield. Construct three timber-wood frame pavilions in an existing commercial space at 34 Halpin Lane, Ridgefield. Estimated cost: $120,000. Filed June 3. Viking, Bridgeport, contractor for Fletecher Thompson. Perform an office build-out in an existing commercial space at 930 Main St., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $970,423. Filed June 2. Walsh, Eric, Danbury, contractor for ACLS Properties. Build an eight-foot wall at an existing commercial space at 132 Federal Road, Danbury. Estimated cost: $500. Filed June 2.

RESIdEnTIaL Agostino, Nicola, Ridgefield, contractor for self. Change the front-door entrance decking of an existing single-family residence at 9 Rochambeau Ave., Ridgefield. Estimated cost: $1,400. Filed June 6. Almonte, Diana and Luis Almonte, Danbury, contractor for self. Construct a new five-bedroom single-family house at 149 Brushy Hill Road, Danbury. Estimated cost: $300,000. Filed June 5. Andrade, Mary Ann, Danbury, contractor for self. Replace the stairs on the deck of an existing single-family residence at 26 Pahquioque Ave., Danbury. Estimated cost: $1,000. Filed June 4. Benedetto, Leondard, Stratford, contractor for self. Convert two-family residence back to a single-family residence at 160 Otis St., Stratford. Estimated cost: $15,000. Filed May 20.

Carpentry Unlimited Inc., Stamford, contactor for James Iannazzo and Pamela Iannazzo. Pour foundation for a new two-story single-family residence with a three-car garage, a front porch and a finished basement at 142 Southport Terrace, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $675,000. Filed June 5. Cedarpoint Construction L.L.C., Danbury, contractor for David Baum. Enclose the existing covered porch and relocate the basement stairs at 62 Ritch Drive, Ridgefield. Estimated cost: $36,530. Filed June 4. Chantlos, Dan, Stratford, contractor for self. Perform repairs to the windows, siding and remodel the interior of an existing single-family residence at 54 Sheppard St., Stratford. Estimated cost: $17,000. Filed May 20. Chase, Greg, contractor for John Velky. Add a deck on to an existing single-family residence at 315 Teakwood Drive, Stratford. Estimated cost: $8,000. Filed May 20. Chazhur, Jiason, Bridgeport, contractor for self. Perform fire repairs to an existing single-family residence at 231 Bronx Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $2,800. Filed June 4. Cherry Hill Construction, contractor for Laura Bieling. Demolish an existing single-family residence at 87 Barberry Road, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $11,000. Filed June 2. Cherry Hill Construction, contractor for Boulevar Lally. Demolish an existing single-family residence at 317 Lalley Blvd., Fairfield. Estimated cost: $7,000. Filed June 2. Horbury, Peter, Stratford, contractor for self. Remodel kitchen, bathrooms and update the electrics and plumbing in an existing single-family residence at 688 Broad St., Stratford. Estimated cost: $20,000. Filed May 20. Ianniello, Joseph, Bridgeport, contractor for self. Renovate a bathroom in an existing single-family residence at 128 Balmforth St., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $2,000. Filed June 2.

Kardamis Construction L.L.C., contractor for Mihaela Nedelcuta and Stelu. Add Steel channel to existing girder at 100 Lucille St., Fairfield. Estimated cost: $300. Filed June 3. Katz Contracting, contractor for Lisa Sluti. Build a wood deck at an existing single-family residence at 18 James St., Danbury. Estimated cost: $3,000. Filed June 4. Kingsbury Condo Association, Bridgeport, contractor for self. Rebuild an exterior wall of a condominium unit at 73 Kingsbury Road, Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $2,000. Filed June 4. L & J Pools Inc., Bethel, contractor for Timothy Trant and Karen Trant. Install an outdoor kitchen at an existing single-family residence at 10 Tea House Lane, Ridgefield. Estimated cost: $45,000. Filed June 5. L B & O L.L.C., contractor for Michael J. Boscia and Donella M. Boscia. Remodel the kitchen of an existing single-family residence at 43 King St., Danbury. Estimated cost: $37,000. Filed June 5. L. A. Barnaby & Sons Inc., contractor for Anthony J. Stawicki and Gina Stawicki. Strip and reroof an existing single-family residence at 223 N. Benson Road, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $12,000. Filed June 3. L. A. Barnaby & Sons Inc., contractor for Phyllis Kochiss. Strip and reroof an existing single-family residence at 84 Kenwood St., Stratford. Estimated cost: $6,000. Filed May 30. Lecla L.L.C., contractor for Concetta Negri. Strip and reroof an existing singlefamily residence at 5 Lakeside Road, Danbury. Estimated cost: $5,800. Filed June 3. Ligelka, Dainios, Bridgeport, contractor for Francine Fanali. Perform interior renovations to the kitchen of an existing singlefamily residence at 10 Sims St., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $750. Filed June 2. Litwin, Thomas E., Ridgefield, contractor for Dana C. Jones. Extend a deck at an existing single-family residence at 58 Branchville Road, Ridgefield. Estimated cost: $15,675. Filed June 4.

McMamara, Mike, Bridgeport, contractor for self. Build-out basement in an existing single-family residence at 375 Silver St., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $2,500. Filed June 5. Mican, Jakov, Bridgeport, contractor for self. Replace a garage roof at an existing single-family residence at 509 Birmingham St., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $2,500. Filed June 6. Mihok, James, Stratford, contractor for self. Construct a new above-ground pool at an existing single-family residence at 175 Adams St., Stratford. Estimated cost: $4,316. Filed May 20. Montanez, Jessica, Stratford, contractor for self. Update kitchen and add new slider to an existing single-family residence at 315 Jessica Lane, Stratford. Estimated cost: $5,500. Filed May 20. Murray, Brian, contractor for Bob David. Expand an existing deck at a single-family house at 210 Pumpkin Ground Road, Stratford. Estimated cost: $6,150. Filed May 20. Musolino, Daniel L., Danbury, contractor for Joanna Sherriff. Remodel the existing first-floor powder room to install new windows and sheetrock in an existing single-family residence at 248 Farmingville Road, Ridgefield. Estimated cost: $5,000. Filed June 3. Musolino, Daniel L., Danbury, contractor for Christine Diguiseppi. Remodel the existing first-floor bathroom in an existing single-family residence, replace window, add insulation and sheetrock at 326 N. Salem Road, Ridgefield. Estimated cost: $8,000. Filed June 3. NAC Industries Inc., contractor for Michael A. Schell and Christine Schell. Strip and reroof a garage at an existing singlefamily residence at 251 Linley Drive, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $1,000. Filed June 2. New Look Painting and Construction, Glastonbury, contractor for Joe Castellon. Repair damage to an existing single-family residence due to a car crash at 512 Opa Lane, Stratford. Estimated cost: $1,000. Filed May 20.

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NEWSMAKERS plus awards and events HABERMANN PROMOTED AT WEBSTER BANK Webster Bank announced the promotion of John Habermann to senior vice president market manager, community banking. Habermann joined Waterbury-based Webster in 2013 as vice president, market manager for Westchester County, N.Y., and for lower Fairfield County. He later added the Danbury region to his list of responsibilities. He has more than 30 years of banking experience. Habermann is based in Webster’s White Plains, N.Y., office.

SILVER HILL HOSPITAL ANNOUNCES BOARD OFFICERS Founded in 1931 in New Canaan, Silver Hill Hospital treats more than 3,000 adolescent and adult patients each year for psychiatric and behavioral disorders such as bipolar disorder, disordered eating, schizophrenia, chronic pain when coupled with addiction and substance abuse. The 22-member board represents both Westchester, N.Y., and Fairfield counties.

SUMMER EXHIBIT TO FEATURE FINDLAY A new exhibit of watercolors by artist and New Canaan resident Mimi Adams Findlay opened June 18, at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museumin Norwalk. The exhibit runs through Oct. 31. Findlay studied watercolor painting and is a member of the board of trustees of the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum. Other affiliations include the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, The Victorian Society in America and Connecticut Preservation Action. She served on the New Canaan Planning and Zoning Commission for nine years from 1979-1988, and founded the New Canaan Preservation Alliance Inc. seven years ago. She serves on the vetting committee of the annual Winter Antiques Show in the Park Avenue Armory in New York City.

From left, co-chairpersons Ward Cleary of Darien and Deann Murphy of New Rochelle, N.Y.; Secretary Sperry DeCew of New Canaan; Treasurer Peter Orthwein of Greenwich.

STAR’S PROGRAMS BENEFIT FROM BANK’S GRANT First County Bank in Norwalk, awarded STAR Inc., Lighting the Way a $5,000 grant to enhance three programs for young children with developmental delays and autism. STAR Inc., Lighting the Way is a regional not-for-profit serving individuals of all ages who have intellectual and developmental disabilities as well as providing support services to their families.

TRANSCEND BUSINESS SOLUTIONS RECEIVES AWARD Bethel-based Transcend Business Solutions was recently acknowledged as one of the Top 500 Women Owned Businesses in the U.S. for 2014 by DiversityBusiness.com. Transcend Business Solutions is a professional services firm specializing in IT, finance/accounting, administrative, sales/marketing and executive placements nationwide. Linda Rowan, President, Transcend Business Solutions.

FIRST COUNTY HOMEBUYERS WORKSHOP

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First County Bank offered the second seminar in the series of HomebuyersWorkshops May 20 at the First County Bank branch on High Ridge Road, Stamford. Open to the community, the workshop provided homebuyers access to professionals versed in the home-purchase process: a real estate agent, a home inspector, an attorney and the bank’s mortgage loan experts were available to answer questions and provide guidance.

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From left, Joe Lattarulo, home inspector at House Masters; attorney Richard J. Margenot; Ruth Miner of Country Club Properties; and Dave Zamary, senior vice president, residential originations at First County Bank.


DATES BHHS NEW ENGLAND PROPERTIES NAMES TOP SALES EXECUTIVES

JUNE 26

BHHS New England Properties of Wallingford announced the top sales executives in its Norwalk office. The honors went to the Balazs-Byington team as the top listing agents and to Jane Walters, who won the top selling award.

Greenwich Chamber of Commerce at Greenwich Library, second �loor, 6-7p.m. A discussion with prominent tax and legal experts. There will be time for questions and answers. Sponsored By Greenwich Bank and Trust. Registration: 5:30 p.m. Fee: $20

JUNE 27

Greenwich Chamber of Commerce presents its “Women Who Matter” Luncheon at Primary Restaurant, 409 Greenwich Avenue. Registration at 11:30; noon sharp start. Featured speaker Jill Granoff, CEO of Vince Holdings. This luncheon series is designed to showcase, honor and learn from successful Greenwich women who have a real impact on the world around them. Luncheon sponsor is Sterling Care. Fee is $50 for both members and nonmembers. Last date of registration is Wednesday, June 25th.

JUNE 30, JULY 7 & 14,

SCORE Fair�ield County and co-sponsor the Ferguson Library present a free small business seminar, “Financial Projections Seminar,” a three week program from 6-8 p.m. at the library, 96 Broad St., Stamford. The three-week program is limited to �ive-10 entrepreneurs per session who can commit to attending all three sessions and agree to con�identiality pledges. Register at scorenorwalk.org

JULY 1

SCORE Fair�ield County and co-sponsor the Westport Library present a free internet marketing for small business workshop, “Social Media B2C for Small Business” at the Westport Library 20 Jesup Road, 6-8p.m.; check-in 5:30 p.m. The �ifth in a series of eight presentations on internet marketing, the program will show small business owners how to best use social media platforms. Register directly at scorenorwalk.org.

JULY 5

Fair�ield Family Fun Fest – a one-day, open-air festival will feature live music, including headliner Mystic Bowie, food from Fair�ield’s restaurants and food trucks, a beer garden centered around the historic Sun Tavern, a pop-up market and artisan fair and children’s games on the Town Green, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Balazs-Byington team

JULY 5

JULY 6

Jane Walters

Family Scavenger Hunt Kick-Off , 11 a.m. -3 p.m., co-sponsored by the Fair�ield Public Library. Search for answers to tricky and humorous questions about the people and places throughout the community, culminating in the Family Scavenger Hunt Celebration at the Fair�ield Public Library’s Summer Reading �inale in August. For more information, call 203-259-1598.

Stroll back in time, exploring the history and events surrounding the attack on Fair�ield by the British on July 7, 1779. View signi�icant sites on the historic Town Green and listen to �irst-person accounts read by costumed interpreters. Burning of Fair�ield Walking Tours at the Fair�ield Museum and History Center and Historic Town Green, 370 Beach Road, noon-3 p.m.; $10 adults, $5 students. Pre-registration required; call 203-259-1598 to register.

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on the record Nolan, Douglas, Stratford, contractor for self. Remodel the kitchen and bathroom of an existing single-family residence at 2178 Nichols Ave., Stratford. Estimated cost: $30,000. Filed May 30. Nunes, Jorge A. and Ana M. Nunes, Danbury, contractor for self. Strip and reroof an existing single-family residence at 11 Royal Pine Drive, Danbury. Estimated cost: $2,000. Filed June 2. Oliveri, Suzanne and Joseph Oliveri, Danbury, contractor for self. Legalize deck at an existing single-family residence at 11 Timber Crest Lane, Danbury. Estimated cost: $5,000. Filed June 2. Pyramid Custom Home Corporation of Connecticut, Ridgefield, contractor for Jeffrey Bornstein. Construct a new garage and add a shower to the third floor of the main house at 174 Branchville Road, Ridgefield. Estimated cost: $200,000. Filed June 3. R.M. Hamil Enterprises Inc., Ridgefield, contractor for 108 Seth Low Mountain Road L.L.C. Finish a portion of the basement adding insulation and drywall to an existing single-family residence at 108 Seth Low Mountain Road, Ridgefield. Estimated cost: $52,200. Filed June 6. Rak Construction L.L.C., Darien, contractor for Geraldine and Craig Matthews. Perform interior renovations to the basement and the first floor of an existing single-family residence at 30 Mimosa Circle, Ridgefield. Estimated cost: $145,000. Filed June 6. RBC Carpentry L.L.C., contractor for Richard A. Pickering and Kelly Pickering. Finish two rooms in a basement for a TV room and a playroom at 570 Unouowa Road, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $10,500. Filed June 3. Ribeiro, Aryane, Bridgeport, contractor for self. Perform interior and exterior renovations to an existing single-family residence at 70 Dewhirst St., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $15,000. Filed June 6. Riebe Construction Co L.L.C., contractor for Richard D. Daniels and Valeri Daniels. Perform additions to the dormer and the mudroom at an existing single-family residence at 877 S. Pine Creek, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $31,250. Filed June 4. Ries, Doug, contractor for Lloyd Johnson. Add an exterior deck to an existing singlefamily residence at 409 Birdseye St., Stratford. Estimated cost: $3,000. Filed May 20. Rifkinson, Carol and Jan Rifkinson, Ridgefield, contractor for self. Construct a single-story addition to the master bedroom and bathroom with a porch at an existing single-family residence at 169 New Road, Ridgefield. Estimated cost: $60,000. Filed June 4. RJR Builders L.L.C., Danbury, contractor for William Salvestrini and Robert Salvestrini. Construct a new two and onehalf story single-family residence with three bedrooms, two and one-half bathrooms, a two-car attached garage, an attic and basement at 74 New St., Ridgefield. Estimated cost: $459,088. Filed May 20. Rock-All Construction Corp., contractor for Josh A. Glassman. Add a two-car garage addition with a mudroom to an existing single-family residence at 210 Southern Blvd., Danbury. Estimated cost: $28,000. Filed June 4.

Salyi, Joshua Levi, New York, N.Y., contractor for 188 Main Street Ridgefield L.L.C. Install new siding and re-shingle roof, add new plumbing, electrical work, heating and air conditioning, move some inside walls and remodel the existing kitchen and bathroom at 188 Main St., Ridgefield. Estimated cost: $800,000. Filed June 3. Soriano, Freder, Bridgeport, contractor for self. Construct a new garage at an existing single-family residence at 150 Beers St., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $5,500. Filed June 4. Soriano, Freder, Bridgeport, contractor for self. Construct three dormers and add interior fire repairs at 150 Beers St., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $180,000. Filed June 4. Southern CT Builders, contractor for Norm Diaz. Add dormers to third floor and perform renovations on the roof of an existing single-family residence at 29 Allen St., Stratford. Estimated cost: $8,500. Filed May 20. Stadler, Michael, Bridgeport, contractor for self. Perform interior renovations to an existing single-family residence at 436 Soundview Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $20,350. Filed June 4. Stasko, Robert, Stratford, contractor for self. Construct a new above-ground pool at an existing single-family residence at 437 Mary Ave., Stratford. Estimated cost: $3,190. Filed May 30. Stratford Development, Stratford, contractor for 1608 Development Ltd. Perform interior fit-out of an existing commercial space for a new suite at 555 Lordship Blvd., Stratford. Estimated cost: $80,000. Filed May 30. T & R Construction L.L.C., contractor for Michael E. Gigliotti and Racheal Gigliotti. Convert a screened porch to a heated space at 54 Maple Drive, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $9,800. Filed June 4. THD at Home Services Inc., Shrewsbury, Mass., contractor for Jonathan Maurais. Strip and reroof an existing single-family residence at 75 Minor Cross, Stratford. Estimated cost: $8,646. Filed May 21. THD at Home Services Inc., Shrewsbury, Mass., contractor for Jaime N. Ouiroz, et al. Strip and reroof an existing single-family residence at 975 Knapps Highway, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $7,578. Filed June 4. THD at Home Services Inc., Shrewsbury, Mass., contractor for Clarisse O. Loughran. Install a replacement window in an existing single-family residence at 457 Dunham Road, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $1,270. Filed June 4. THD at Home Services Inc., Shrewsbury, Mass., contractor for Elisa MantelSmith. Install a replacement window in an existing single-family residence at 781 Fairfield Beach Road, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $5,406. Filed June 4. THD at Home Services Inc., Shrewsbury, Mass., contractor for Glenn Meltzer and Lenore Meltzer. Install multiple replacement windows in an existing singlefamily residence at 71 Dunn Lea Road, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $1,596. Filed June 4.

THD at Home Services Inc., Shrewsbury, Mass., contractor for Charles M. Lay and Dorothy J. Lay. Install multiple replacement windows in an existing single-family residence at 648 Hill Farm Road, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $3,026. Filed June 4. THD at Home Services Inc., Shrewsbury, Mass., contractor for Epark L.L.C. Strip and reroof an existing single-family residence at 86 Garden Drive, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $2,512. Filed June 4. Timberline Structures Limited, Greenwich, contractor for Mary P. Chakar and Robert L. Chakar. Rebuild the front deck of an existing single-family residence at 20 Clayton Road, Danbury. Estimated cost: $4,500. Filed June 4. TMS Properties, Bridgeport, contractor for self. Rebuild door and perform interior renovations to an existing single-family residence at 130 Morehouse St., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $42,000. Filed June 3. Town of Stratford, Stratford, contractor for self. Put new flooring in an existing commercial space at 600 Wilcoxson Ave., Stratford. Estimated cost: $633,128. Filed May 30. Trolle, Stephanie and Michael Trolle, Danbury, contractor for self. Perform renovations on a detached garage at an existing single-family residence at 17 Carol St., Danbury. Estimated cost: $10,000. Filed June 2. UB Construction L.L.C., contractor for Mark D’Urbano and Dia Evans. Perform interior renovations to a rear dormer with a full bathroom at 320 Palmer Drive, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $53,000. Filed June 5. United Cleaning and Restoration, Middlefield, contractor for Cheryl Bernard. Repair water damage to a garage of an existing single-family residence at 2100 Park Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $26,000. Filed June 4. Vazquez, Jaime, Bridgeport, contractor for self. Finish basement in an existing single-family residence at 156-158 Grandview Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $1,000. Filed June 2. Vo, Keith, Bridgeport, contractor for self. Convert a two-family house to a three-family house at 725-727 Laurel Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $3,500. Filed June 5. Weatherlite Systems, contractor for Tudor Ridge Condominium. Strip and reroof a condominium unit at 125 Warner Hill Road, Stratford. Estimated cost: $40,620. Filed May 21. Westlake, Thomas J., contractor for Ermine Christesen. Remodel the kitchen, master bathroom and foyer of an existing single-family residence at 110 Logging Trail, Danbury. Estimated cost: $50,000. Filed June 4. White, James, Bridgeport, contractor for self. Rebuild the front porch of an existing single-family residence at 23 Harborview Place, Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $19,000. Filed June 4. Wyckoff, Brian V. and Juliana M. Wyckoff, Fairfield, contractor for self. Rebuild an existing deck at an existing single-family residence at 105 Sturbridge Lane, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $10,000. Filed June 3.

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Ziobo, Thomas, Bridgeport, contractor for self. Repair a deck at an existing singlefamily residence at 107 Montgomery St., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $7,500. Filed June 5.

COURT CASES

Bridgeport District Court Air Cooled Engines Inc., et al., Bridgeport. Filed by Sarah Demaria and Paul Demaria, Torrington. Plaintiffs’ attorneys: Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney & Meisenkothen L.L.C., New Haven. Action: The plaintiff has brought this product liability suit against the defendants alleging that he was forced to be exposed to asbestos fibers and materials manufactured by the defendants during the course of his work. The defendants failed to advise the plaintiff of the dangerous characteristics of asbestos and failed to provide a safe working environment for the plaintiff. The plaintiff seeks monetary damages in excess of $15,000, costs, punitive and exemplary damages, statutory damages, attorney’s fees, costs and such other relief as this court may deem proper. Filed June 5. Case no. 14cv6043481. Colonial Motors Inc. and Auto Lock Unlimited, Hartford. Filed by Lori-Lee Benson, Bridgeport. Plaintiff’s attorney: Laurence V. Parnoff, Bridgeport. Action: The plaintiff has brought this breach of contract suit against the defendants, alleging that they had taken her car despite her making full payments for it. Additionally, the plaintiff alleges that the defendants acted in bad faith by engaging in misleading, fraudulent and negligent behavior. Plaintiff claims monetary damages, compensatory damages, punitive damages, attorney’s fees and interest. Filed June 3. Case no. 14cv6043427. Dunkin Donuts, Fairfield. Filed by Zahra Mehraban, Sacramento, Calif. Plaintiff’s attorney: Caldwell and Lavery, Newtown. Action: The plaintiff has brought this personal injury suit against the defendant alleging that she burned herself by spilling hot coffee provided by the defendant and sustained injury. This dangerous product was allegedly allowed to exist due the negligence of the defendant and its employees in that they failed to ensure that the cup and lid would not separate while being held and by providing coffee too hot for human consumption. The plaintiff claims monetary damages in excess of $15,000, interest and costs. Filed June 4. Case no. 14cv6043456. Geico General Insurance Co., Hartford. Filed by Elizabeth Garnecho-Castro, et al., Trumbull. Plaintiffs’ attorney: Miller, Rosnick, D’Amico, August & Butler P.C., Bridgeport. Action: The plaintiffs have brought this motor vehicle suit against the defendant alleging that they were hit by a motorist and suffered injury. The plaintiffs allege that the injuries are the legal responsibilities of their insurance company, the defendant, due to the motorist being underinsured and unable to pay the full amount of money for the damages caused. The plaintiffs claim money damages in excess of $15,000 exclusive of interests and costs. Filed June 2. Case no. 14cv6043346. Gelco Corp., et al., Hartford. Filed by David Confeiteiro, Stratford. Plaintiff’s attorney: Joseph S. Dobrowlski, New Haven. Action: The plaintiff has brought this personal injury suit against the defendant alleging that he was hit by a car driven by an employee of the defendant. The plaintiff claims monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interests and costs. Filed June 5. Case no. 14cv6043491.

Husky Tree Care L.L.C., Stamford. Filed by Caro Carmen, Stamford. Plaintiff’s attorney: The Flood Law Firm L.L.C., Middletown. Action: The plaintiff has brought this personal injury suit against the defendant alleging that he was hit by a car driven by an employee of the defendant. The plaintiff claims monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interests and costs. Filed June 4. Case no. 14cv6043459. T-C Kings Crossing L.L.C., et al., Fairfield. Filed by Mairead Raferty, Fairfield. Plaintiff’s attorney: Lynch Trembicki & Boynton, Milford. Action: The plaintiff has brought this personal injury suit against the defendant alleging that she tripped on a wheel stop located immediately outside the exit of the store owned by the defendant and sustained injury. This dangerous condition was allegedly allowed to exist due to the negligence of the defendant and its employees in that they failed to inspect the premises to make sure it was clear of obstructions. The plaintiff claims monetary damages in excess of $15,000, interest and costs. Filed June 2. Case no. 14cv6043340.

Danbury District Court Danbury Motor Cars L.L.C., et al., Hartford. Filed by Mark Davis, Danbury. Plaintiff’s attorney: Collins and Associates L.L.C., Danbury. Action: The plaintiff has brought this personal injury suit against the defendant alleging that he was hit by a car, which was owned by the defendant. The plaintiff claims monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interests and costs and such other and further relief as this court may deem equitable and just. Filed June 2. Case no. 14cv6015310. Home Depot U.S.A. Inc., Hartford. Filed by Stephen O Huntley, Danbury. Plaintiff’s attorney: Pinney Payne, P.C. Action: The plaintiff has brought this personal injury suit against the defendant alleging that he cut his hand while trying to remove metal flashing from a shelf on a store owned by the defendant and sustained injury. This dangerous condition was allegedly allowed to exist due to the negligence of the defendant and its employees in that they failed to properly construct their shelves in a safe manner and permitted them to be in a defective condition. The plaintiff claims monetary damages in excess of $15,000, interest, costs and attorney’s fees. Filed May 30. Case no. 14cv6015300. Swizzles of Ridgefield L.L.C., Ridgefield. Filed by Connecticut Light and Power Co., Hartford. Plaintiff’s attorney: Gesmonde, Pietrosimone & Sgrignari L.L.C. Action: The plaintiff has brought this breach of contract suit against the defendant alleging that it had not paid for utility services provided to the defendant. Plaintiff has made a demand for the balance of $12,120 and claims money damages, interest and all other and further relief as deemed fair by the court. Filed June 3. Case no. 14cv6015317.

Stamford District Court Crystal Restoration Services, et al., Norwalk. Filed by Mark D. Vincent, Norwalk. Plaintiff’s attorney: Robert B. Keyes, Norwalk. Action: The plaintiff has brought this personal injury suit against the defendant alleging that he was hit by a car, which was owned by the defendant and sustained serious injury. The plaintiff claims monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interests and costs and such other and further relief as this court may deem equitable and just. Filed June 2. Case no. 14cv6022353.

Financial Tracking Technologies L.L.C., Greenwich. Filed by IPREO Data Inc., Bethesda, Md. Plaintiff’s attorney: Myra L. Graubard, Stamford. Action: The plaintiff has brought this breach of contract suit against the defendant alleging that it had not paid for a judgment rendered in an earlier court decision. The plaintiff has made a demand for the balance of $8,038 and claims damages of less than $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs and post judgment statutory interest. Filed June 2. Case no. 14cv6022360. Greenpoint Mortgage Funding Inc., et al., Hartford. Filed by Michael Descrescenzo, administrator of the estate of James L. Descrescenzo Jr., Stamford. Plaintiff’s attorney: Shipman & Goodwin L.L.P., Hartford. Action: The plaintiff has brought this suit against the defendant, alleging that the defendants failed to supervise and protect the plaintiff’s descendant while on the defendant’s property. As a result, the plaintiff’s descendant was robbed while on the premises late at night. The assailants struck the descendant in the head repeatedly, and continued to strike his head continuously after he had regained consciousness, resulting in severe blood loss and death. Plaintiff claims monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs and such further relief as this court may deem just. Filed June 5. Case no. 14cv6022416. Magna Home Improvement L.L.C., Danbury. Filed by Janet M. Montalbano, Ridgefield. 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 car, which was owned by the defendant and sustained serious injury. The plaintiff claims monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interests and costs and such other and further relief as this court may deem equitable and just. Filed June 6. Case no. 14cv6022420. Peerless Insurance Co., Hartford. Filed by Jacqueline Graves, Stamford. Plaintiff’s attorney: Moore, O’Brien, Yelenak & Foti, Cheshire. Action: The plaintiff has brought this motor vehicle suit against the defendant alleging that she was hit by a motorist and suffered injury. The plaintiff alleges that her injuries are the legal responsibilities of her insurance company, the defendant, due to the motorist being underinsured and unable to pay the full amount of money for the damages caused. The plaintiff claims money damages in excess of $15,000 exclusive of interests and costs. Filed June 3. Case no. 14cv6022365. Riverside Services Inc., et al., Stamford. Filed by City Oil Company Inc., New Britain. Plaintiff’s attorneys: Michalik, Bauer, Silvia & Ciccarillo L.L.P., New Britain. Action: The plaintiff has brought this breach of contract suit against the defendant alleging that it had not paid for fuel provided to the defendant. Plaintiff has made a demand for the balance of $11,686 and claims money damages, interest, attorney’s fees and an order for reasonable weekly payments of sums earned. Filed June 4. Case no. 14cv6022405.

SUPERIOR COURT Protegrity Advisors L.L.C., Brooklyn. Filed by Protegrity Corp., Stamford. Plaintiff’s attorney: Woodraw H. Pollack, Tampa, Fla. Action: The plaintiff has brought this patent infringement suit against the defendant alleging that it had registered the trade name “Protegrity” for the software services it provided. Defendant had used the same term for its business, creating confusion among consumers and misleading them into thinking they were affiliated with the plaintiff. Plaintiff claims a trial by jury, a disgorgement of profits, treble damages, costs, attorney’s fees and all such other and further relief as may be required by the court. Filed June 2. Case no. 14cv00790.


on the record Kearing Green Mountian Inc., Waterbury, Vt. Filed by State Farm Casualty Insurance Co, Bloomington, Ill. Plaintiff’s attorney: Law office of David W. Rubin. Action: The plaintiff has brought this product liability suit against the defendant alleging that it sold a defective coffee machine. As a result, the plaintiff’s insured’s home was allegedly damaged by a fire caused by this coffee machine, with the plaintiff forced to pay the insurance claim. Plaintiff claims more than $75,000 in monetary damages, interest, costs and all such other and further relief as may be required by the court. Filed June 3. Case no. 14cv00793. Thomspson Resorts Ltd, Cayman Islands. Filed by Tammy Sneed, Cromwell. Plaintiff’s attorney: Hassett & George, Simsbury. Action: The plaintiff has brought this personal injury suit against the defendant alleging that she slipped and fell down wet stairs in a boat owned by defendant and sustained injury. This dangerous condition was allegedly allowed to exist due to the negligence of the defendant and its employees in that it failed to properly ensure that the stairs on the boat were in walkable condition. The plaintiff claims medical damages, compensatory damages, costs, attorney’s fees and any such other relief in law or equity. Filed June 3. Case no. 14cv00796. Southern New England Telephone Co. Filed by Sprint Communications Co., et al. Plaintiff’s attorney: Corey Rives Leddy, New Canaan. Action: The plaintiff has brought this suit against the defendant alleging that it acted as intermediary carrier of calls made by the defendants. Plaintiff alleges that the defendant had illegally charged the plaintiff terminating and access charges illegally. Plaintiff claims $13 million in monetary damages, a refund for charges levied and all such other and further relief as may be required by the court. Filed June 4. Case no. 14cv00802. Bank of America N.A, Charlotte, N.C. Filed by Natasha Gardner, Hartford. Plaintiff’s attorney: Sabatini & Associates, Newington. Action: The plaintiff has brought this job discrimination suit against the defendant alleging that her supervisor, an employee of the defendant, made racist remarks about her and eventually fired her. Plaintiff claims compensatory damages, back pay, front pay, bonuses, personal days, loss of benefits and pension damages, attorney’s fees, costs, interest and all such other and further relief as may be required by the court. Filed June 4. Case no. 14cv00804. DCN Holdings Inc, et al., Orlando, Fla. Filed by Rachel Puglisi, Bethany. Plaintiff’s attorney: Law Offices of Joanne S. Faulkner, New Haven. Action: The plaintiff has brought this fair debt collection suit against the defendants alleging that it violated state law in an effort to collect debt from the plaintiff. Plaintiff claims $1,000 in statutory damages against each defendant, costs and any such other further relief in law or equity. Filed June 5. Case no. 14cv00805. Club Lido L.L.C, et al., New Britain. Filed by DirectTV L.L.C. Plaintiff’s attorney: Lonstein Law Office, Ellenville, N.Y. Action: The plaintiff has brought this unauthorized reception of signal suit against the defendants alleging that they used a residential cable account for commercial purposes. Plaintiff also alleges the defendants illegally published plaintiff’s cable content for commercial gain. Plaintiff claims statutory damages, actual damages, profits from illicit activity, punitive damages, pre-judgment interest, post judgment interest and such other and further relief as may be required. Filed June 5. Case no. 14cv00809.

Walmart Stores Inc, Bentonville, Arkansas. Filed by Janice Brewer, Groton. Plaintiff’s attorney: Kelley E. Reardon, New London. Action: The plaintiff has brought this product liability suit against the defendant alleging that it had sold a defective saucepan and misled consumers into thinking the product was safer than it actually was. As a result, the plaintiff alleges she was severely burned while using the pan. Plaintiff claims fair just and reasonable monetary damages, punitive and exemplary charges, double and treble damages and all such other and further relief as may be required by the court. Filed June 5. Case no. 14cv00813. Apercu Publishing L.L.C., et al. Filed by Vitamins Online Inc. Plaintiff’s attorney: Chad Nydegger, Salt Lake City, Utah. Action: The plaintiff has brought this suit against the defendant alleging that it mislabeled and misrepresented the plaintiff’s products when they were sold to consumers. Plaintiff claims a stop to this practice, an issuance of corrective statements, a destruction of all of the plaintiff’s products, which the defendant’s own, profits, punitive damages, costs, attorney’s fees and such other and further relief as may be required by the court. Filed June 6. Case no. 14cv00822. Gazzang Inc., Austin, Texas. Filed by Protegrity Corp., Stamford. Plaintiff’s attorney: Woodraw H. Pollack, Tampa, Fla. Action: The plaintiff has brought this patent infringement suit against the defendant alleging that it owned a patent for detecting intrusion into databases. The defendant allegedly sold products that used the plaintiff’s patented technology. Plaintiff claims treble damages, attorney’s costs and such other and further relief as may be requires. Filed June 6. Case no. 14cv00825.

DEEDS

COMMITTEE DEEDS Jones, Mark R., et al., Stratford. Appointed committee: Edward F. Czepiga II, Stratford. Property: 67 Cedar Knoll Drive, Shelton. Amount: $231,000. Docket no. 13cv6032874S. Moore, Ann L., et al., Ridgefield. Appointed committee: Michael R. Kaufman, Ridgefield. Property: 108 Olcott Way, Ridgefield. Filed June 6. Prokop Jr., Phillip, et al., Shelton. Appointed committee: Joseph P. Rigoglioso, Shelton. Property: 37 Fairfield Ave., Shelton. Amount: $220,000. Docket no. 12cv6009299S. Filed May 8. Supernaw, Barbara L., et al., Shelton. Appointed committee: Thomas J. Welch, Shelton. Property: 98 Tuckahoe Drive, Shelton. Amount: $293,000. Docket no. 13cv6011942. Filed May 22.

COMMERCIAL 19 Stoney Ridge L.L.C., Greenwich. Seller: Mary Ellen Feeley, Greenwich. Property: 19 Stoney Ridge Lane, Greenwich. Amount: $3.4 million. Filed June 2. 2051 Main Street L.L.C., Stratford. Seller: Richard M. Schindler and Emily Schindler, Woodbridge. Property: 2051 Main St., Stratford. Amount: $567,500. Filed June 2. 80 Route 39 L.L.C., Vernon, N.Y. Seller: Bruno Management L.L.C., New Fairfield. Property: Hatch Carriage Factory, Map 1154, New Fairfield. Amount: $355,000. Filed June 2.

Brunswick School Inc., Greenwich. Seller: Jeffrey C. Harris and Leslie K. Harris, Greenwich. Property: 63 Patterson Ave., Greenwich. Amount: $2.6 million. Filed June 6.

Amin Construction L.L.C., Bridgeport. Grantor: JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., Jacksonville, Fla. Property: 2 Ivy St., Greenwich. Amount: $304,400. Filed June 2.

Ross, Anthony, Stratford. Grantor: Anthony Ross, Stratford. Property: 2010-2012 Huntington Road, Stratford. Amount: undisclosed. Filed June 3.

Candlewood Shores Inc., Fairfield. Seller: Winifred I. McGlynn, Brookfield. Property: 65 S. Lake Drive, Brookfield. For no consideration paid. Filed May 27.

Arencibia, Amador and Heather Sculthorpe, Ridgefield. Grantor: Anthony J. DeStefano, Ridgefield. Property: 152 Barry Ave., Parcel 1, Map 9276, Ridgefield. For no consideration paid. Filed June 3.

Saja, Margaret, trustee, Stratford. Grantor: Maragaret Saja, Stratford. Property: Lots 3 and 4, Chestnut Park, Stratford. For no consideration paid. Filed May 5.

Commodore Hull Apts L.L.C., Shelton. Seller: Keith D. Heuring, Shelton. Property: 130 Oak Ave., Shelton. For no consideration paid. Filed May 29.

Barz, Anita I., trustee, Ridgefield. Grantor: Anita I. Barz, Ridgefield. Property: Parcel 3, Map 5045, Ridgefield. Amount: $1. Filed June 4.

DSS Homes Inc., Greenwich. Seller: Van Dam L.L.C., Greenwich. Property: Lot 16, Map 3352, Greenwich. Amount: $450,000. Filed June 6.

Barz, Theresa J., trustee, Ridgefield. Grantor: Theresa J. Barz, Ridgefield. Property: Parcel 3, Map 5045, Ridgefield. Amount: $1. Filed June 4.

E & L Homes L.L.C., Ridgefield. Seller: Sandra B. Raff, Ridgefield. Property: 520 Main St., Unit 15, Ridgefield. Amount: $697,000. Filed May 30.

Berczuk, Tamera J., Greenwich. Grantor: Michael P. Berczuk, Greenwich. Property: 325 Taconic Road, Greenwich. For no consideration paid. Filed June 4.

J & L Enterprises, Shelton. Seller: Rudolph J. Skowronski and Robin Skowronski, Shelton. Property: Lots 505, 506, 511 and 512 Connecticut Ave., Shelton. Amount: $420,000. Filed May 22.

Bielert, Stacey, Danbury. Grantor: Richard L. Waterbury and Barbara J. Waterbury, Danbury. Property: 5 Pineview Drive, Danbury. Amount: $1. Filed June 3.

Satriale, Dina L. and Peter L. Satriale, New Fairfield. Grantor: Peter L. Satriale and Dina L. Satriale, New Fairfield. Property: 2 Williams Road, New Fairfield. Amount: $1. Filed May 27.

Bloom, Mina and Stuart S. Bloom, Greenwich. Grantor: Stuart S. Bloom, trustee, Greenwich. Property: 17 Twin Ridge Road, Ridgefield. Amount: $1. Filed May 28.

Schmidt, Carola, New Fairfield. Grantor: Irmgard Schmidt, New Fairfield. Property: 2 Overlook Road, New Fairfield. For no consideration paid. Filed June 4.

Burns, Valbona, Shelton. Grantor: Valbona Burns and John E. Burns IV, Shelton. Property: Shelton Ave., Shelton. For no consideration paid. Filed May 19.

Seidenberg, Peter F., Ridgefield. Grantor: Jill O. Seidenberg, Ridgefield. Property: Pine Mountain Road, Ridgefield. Amount: $1. Filed May 28.

Butera, Kimberly A. and Thomas Michael Butera, Danbury. Grantor: Thomas Michael Butera, Danbury. Property: 93 Osborne St., Danbury. Amount: $1. Filed June 4.

Shelton Properties L.L.C., Chatham, N.J. Grantor: Peter J. Francini, Shelton. Property: Bridgeport Avenue, Route B, Shelton. Amount: $1. Filed May 29.

M & M Properties Holdings L.L.C., Greenwich. Seller: Atlas Properties L.L.C., Greenwich. Property: 147 Round Hill Road, Greenwich. Amount: $10.8 million. Filed June 2. Noble Danbury L.L.C., Longmeadow, Mass. Seller: Ron John’s Pit Stop L.L.C., Danbury. Property: 58 Padanaram Road, Danbury. Amount: $676,500. Filed June 3. Piroli L.L.C., Stratford. Seller: Camille Savoie, Trumbull. Property: 7365 Main St., Units 21-22, Stratford. Amount: $675,000. Filed May 29. Skelmorlie L.L.C., Newington. Seller: The Community Bank, Bridgeport. Property: 763 Federal Road, Brookfield. Amount: $295,000. Filed May 29. Thomas Sturges Construction L.L.C., Ridgefield. Seller: Gail J. Tobin, Dana Marie Tobin and Stephen Tobin, Ridgefield. Property: 400 Silver Spring Road, Ridgefield. Amount: $1.2 million. Filed June 2. Towne Brook Gardens Associates L.L.C., Norfolk, Va. Seller: WRL Brookfield L.L.C., Brookfield. Property: 5 and 5D Nabby Road, Brookfield. Amount: $10.9 million. Filed May 29.

QUIT CLAIM 38 George St. L.L.C., Danbury. Grantor: Thomas G. Pepin, Danbury. Property: 38 George St., Danbury. Amount: $1. Filed June 2. 42 Route 39 L.L.C., Danbury. Grantor: Ellen D. Mohr, trustee, Danbury. Property: Route 39, New Fairfield. Amount: $1. Filed May 19. Adjei, Agnes, Stratford. Grantor: Ebenezer Owusu-Afriyie, Mount Vernon, N.Y. Property: Lot 83, John Anderson, Stratford. For no consideration paid. Filed May 28. Amico, Bonny, Danbury. Grantor: Richard Amico, Hyde Park, N.Y. Property: 55 Mill Plain Road, Unit 12-5, Danbury. Amount: $1. Filed June 2.

California Condor L.L.C., Greenwich. Grantor: Monica Ferguson, Greenwich. Property: 28 Lockwood Drive, Greenwich. Amount: $1.2 million. Filed June 2. Cornell, Linda Bryant and Thomas Parker Cornell, Brookfield. Grantor: Thomas P. Cornell, Brookfield. Property: Lot 5, Huckleberry Hill District, Brookfield. Amount: $1. Filed May 28. Counterpoint L.L.C., Jackson, Wyo. Grantor: Eric S. Lichtenstein, Palm Beach, Fla. Property: 95 Loughlin Ave., Greenwich. For no consideration paid. Filed June 4. Counterpoint L.L.C., Jackson, Wyo. Grantor: Eric S. Lichtenstein, Palm Beach, Fla. Property: 95 Loughlin Ave., Greenwich. For no consideration paid. Filed June 4. Cueto, Darla, Stratford. Grantor: James J. Whone, Stratford. Property: 566 Woodend Ave., Stratford. For no consideration paid. Filed June 2. DeStefano, Anthony J., Ridgefield. Grantor: Heather Sculthorpe and Amandor Arencibia, Ridgefield. Property: 152 Barry Ave., Parcel 1, Map 9276, Ridgefield. For no consideration paid. Filed June 3. DiPalma, Kristen A., Shelton. Grantor: Ronald G. Schauwecker and Linda S. Schauwecker, Shelton. Property: 30 Lazy Brook Road, Shelton. Amount: $1. Filed May 14.

Saja, Margaret, trustee, Stratford. Grantor: Maragaret Saja, Stratford. Property: Lots 56 and 57, Chestnut Park, Stratford. For no consideration paid. Filed May 5. Salmore, Evan R., Sarasota, Fla. Grantor: Howard Dubert and Natalie M. Salmore, Sarasota, Fla. Property: 16 Porchuck Road, Greenwich. Amount: $1. Filed June 2. Salmore, Natalie M., Sarasota, Fla. Grantor: Howard Dubert and Evan R. Salmore, Sarasota, Fla. Property: 16 Porchuck Road, Greenwich. Amount: $1. Filed June 2.

Sorge, Susan, Trumbull. Grantor: Anast Kalamanos, Shelton. Property: 226 Deer Run Road, Shelton. For no consideration paid. Filed May 27. Thomas, Sherri, Stratford. Grantor: Allen J. Thornton, Orange, Fla. Property: 161 Victory St., Stratford. For no consideration paid. Filed June 3. Thomas, Sherri, Stratford. Grantor: Eugene K. Thornton, Lorain, Ohio. Property: 161 Victory St., Stratford. For no consideration paid. Filed June 3. Turley, Madeline P., Stratford. Grantor: Robert J. Turley, Stratford. Property: Lot 56, 65 Fairfield Ave., Stratford. Amount: $1. Filed June 3. Walker, Donna, Shelton. Grantor: Prokop Properties, Shelton. Property: Map 53, Old Coram Road, Shelton. Amount: $1. Filed May 20. Wart, Richard H. Van and David P. Van Wart, Shelton. Grantor: Irving P. Van Wart, trustee, Shelton. Property: Unit 465 of Long Hill Condominium, Shelton. Amount: $1. Filed May 20. Waterfall Victoria REO L.L.C., New York, N.Y. Grantor: Waterfall Victoria Master Fund Ltd., New York, N.Y. Property: 1 Derby Court, Unit 7A, Brookfield. For no consideration paid. Filed May 28. Zipparo, Joseph Gary, Gregory Stephen Zipparo and John Joseph Zipparo, Elmsford, N.Y. Grantor: Brita C. Wasloff, Danbury. Property: Unit 12 Oil Mill Terrace of Linron Gardens Condominium, Danbury. Amount: $1. Filed June 3.

RESIDENTIAL Anderson, Olga A. and Michael J. Anderson, Danbury. Seller: Craig J. Otten and Jennifer A. Otten, Ridgefield. Property: 41 Gilbert St., Ridgefield. Amount: $525,000. Filed June 4. Aponte, Diana Malave and Denzil Aponte, Danbury. Seller: Kelly F. Mangold and John J. Mangold, Brookfield. Property: 32 Brookfield Meadows, Brookfield. Amount: $315,000. Filed June 4. Artwell, Wayne, Stratford. Seller: Pennymac Loan Trust. Property: 71 Wikilund Ave., Stratford. Amount: $150,000. Filed May 28. Bazan, Catalina L. and Christopher A. Bazan, Ridgefield. Seller: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., McLean, Va. Property: 55 Old Sib Road, Ridgefield. Amount: $379,900. Filed June 6. Becker, Cathleen A., Ridgefield. Seller: Martin Abrams, Ridgefield. Property: Unit 33 of Regency at Ridgefield Condominium, Ridgefield. Amount: $720,000. Filed June 3. Bellantoni, Patricia and Frank P. Bellantoni, Danbury. Seller: Frank P. Bellantoni and Patricia Bellantoni, Danbury. Property: Unit 2A 4 in Park Brook Condominium, Jeanette St., Danbury. For no consideration paid. Filed June 2. Blanchette, James J., Danbury. Seller: Gregory J. Boggan and Kathleen S. Boggan, New Fairfield. Property: Lot 2, Map 5109, Danbury. Amount: $260,000. Filed June 3. Boroughf, Nancy A., Danbury. Seller: Valerie Anne DeRubertis, Newtown. Property: 97-99 Park Ave., Unit 45, Danbury. Amount: $129,000. Filed June 2. Brandt, Philip, New York, N.Y. Seller: Christopher Sciortino, Danbury. Property: Unit 28, Building B of Sunrise Ridge Condominium, Danbury. Amount: $116,000. Filed June 3. Brooker, Brooke N. and David Brooker, Ridgefield. Seller: Mark A. Meller and Susan E. Meller, Ridgefield. Property: 14 Hillcrest Court, Ridgefield. Amount: $555,000. Filed June 5. Capasso, Maria K. and Alan J. Capasso, Shelton. Seller: Brian Lawrence Frattini and Lisa Marie Farttini, Shelton. Property: Lot 30, Map 3789, Shelton. Amount: $915,000. Filed May 16. Cappabianca, Lisette and John J. Cappabianca, New Fairfield. Seller: Patricia Tejera and Debra L. Fiumara, New Fairfield. Property: 5 Fenwick Road, New Fairfield. Amount: $260,000. Filed May 19. Cavallini, Lisa and Vittorio Portolano, Greenwich. Seller: John G. French and Meryl Landmann French, West Dover, Vt. Property: Lot 5, Map 4678, Greenwich. Amount: $1.3 million. Filed June 3. Cheng, Yu, and Ziujian Li, Ridgefield. Seller: David P. Wilson and Linda J. Wilson, Ridgefield. Property: 106 Silver Hill Road, Ridgefield. Amount: $1 million. Filed May 27. Chen-Squillante, Sunnia H. and Mark S. Squillante, Greenwich. Seller: Donna Carmona and Adolfo Carmona, Greenwich. Property: Parcel B, Map 6687, Greenwich. Amount: $1.6 million. Filed June 4.

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on the record Choi, Johnny, Danbury. Seller: Federal National Mortgage Association, McLean, Va. Property: 95 Park Ave., Unit 12, Danbury. Amount: $133,000. Filed June 5. Colbert, Holly and Richard E. Colbert, Brookfield. Seller: Lawrence A. Baker and Katherine Baker, Brookfield. Property: 5 Dunsinane Road, Brookfield. Amount: $435,000. Filed May 30. Cole, Herman, Shelton. Seller: Tice Brothers Building & Development L.L.C., Ansonia. Property: 251 Riverview Ave., Shelton. Amount: $350,000. Filed May 30. Conway, Madeleine Adler, trustee, Greenwich. Seller: Robert T. Keiser and Susan J. Keiser, Palm Beach, Fla. Property: Townhouse 5A of The Cotsworlds, Edgewood Drive, Greenwich. Amount: $10. Filed June 3. Cozme, Alexander Jean, Danbury. Seller: Thomas Roewer and Susanne Roewer, Danbury. Property: 1 Pilgrim Drive, Danbury. Amount: $475,000. Filed June 2. Cruz, Jose and Fresolina Cruz-Mercado, White Plains, N.Y. Seller: Larry A. Hepner and Shirley L. Hepner, New Fairfield. Property: 44 Barnum Road, New Fairfield. Amount: $256,500. Filed May 30. Dalton, Sara and Stuart C. Dalton, Brookfield. Seller: David Valluzzo and Marie Valluzzo, Brookfield. Property: 17 Long Meadow Road, Brookfield. Amount: $365,000. Filed June 3. Davidson, Cathleen, Pleasantville, N.Y. Seller: John Park, Greenwich. Property: 50 Lafayette Place, Unit 1B, Greenwich. Amount: $245,000. Filed June 5. Davis, Rebecca H. and Luke A. Davis, New York, N.Y. Seller: Evelyn F. Weaver, Greenwich. Property: Lot 3, Map 1627, Greenwich. Amount: $1.3 million. Filed June 5. Dean, Matthew C., Danbury. Seller: Anthony J. Corona and Susan J. Corona, The Villages, Fla. Property: 3 Deer Park Road, Danbury. Amount: $436,000. Filed June 3. Delaney, Shannon and Marc L. Whybrow, Stratford. Seller: Matthew M. Southworth, Greenwich. Property: 143 Cove Place, Stratford. Amount: $450,000. Filed June 6. D’Elia, Nancy, Stratford. Seller: Louis M. Panuzio, Stratford. Property: 60 Barton Drive, Stratford. Amount: $300,000. Filed June 2. DiBenedetto Jr., Peter P., Danbury. Seller: Donald B. Bullock Jr. and Kelly W. Bullock, Danbury. Property: 24 Beechwood Drive, Danbury. Amount: $225,000. Filed June 5. Dina, Jennifer L. and D’Andre D. Dina, Stratford. Seller: David Williams and Barbara Williams, Stratford. Property: 900 Beaver Dam, Stratford. Amount: $600,000. Filed June 4. DioGuardi, Diane, Salem, N.Y. Seller: Bernard B. Cohen and Sharon L. Cohen, Newtown. Property: 2 Old Farm Road, New Fairfield. Amount: $280,000. Filed May 23. DiPietro, Sandra A. and Peter J. DiPietro, Ridgefield. Seller: Reynaldo Vilardo Aloy Jr. and Paula Aloy, Ridgefield. Property: 106 Peaceable St., Ridgefield. Amount: $725,000. Filed June 2.

Dunkerton, Amber O. and Jeffrey M. Dunkerton, Brookfield. Seller: Bunson Granudo L.L.C., Brookfield. Property: 9 Stage Road, Brookfield. Amount: $370,000. Filed May 29.

Hosking, David A. and Charles J. Brennan, Shelton. Seller: Charles A. Maglio and Virginia M. Maglio, Shelton. Property: 45 Montagne Drive, Shelton. Amount: $395,000. Filed May 30.

Leskiw, Mercedes and Mariano Urquiola, Greenwich. Seller: Matias Ferrari and Veronica Ferrari, Greenwich. Property: Lot 10, Map 1114, Greenwich. Amount: $1.3 million. Filed June 6.

Serokosz, Mark J. and Mark A. Serokosz, New Fairfield. Seller: Federal National Mortgage Association, Dallas, Texas. Property: 15 Erin Drive, New Fairfield. Amount: $178,000. Filed May 21.

Durette, Jennifer A. and Michael P. Durette, Shelton. Seller: Tapas K. Mukherji and Ratna Mukherji, Shelton. Property: 7 Hawley Road, Shelton. Amount: $418,000. Filed May 15.

Hughes, Patrick J., Stratford. Seller: Carol A. Sciarappa, Stratford. Property: 1380 Cutspring Road, Stratford. Amount: $185,900. Filed June 4.

Lin, Chun-Pai and Alvin Lin, Shelton. Seller: Robert G. Giovanni, Shelton. Property: Lot 21-A, Map 2000, Shelton. Amount: $442,000. Filed May 20.

Sharnick, Mary Ellen, Stratford. Seller: Patti Martin and Pamela Pantone, Stratford. Property: 185 Washington Parkway, Stratford. Amount: $260,000. Filed May 30.

Eanniello, Chris, Danbury. Seller: Thomas Paterno and Linda Paterno, New Fairfield. Property: 13 Ore Hill Road, New Fairfield. Amount: $55,000. Filed May 29.

Huidekoper, Collette R. and Henry S. Huidekoper II, Wilton. Seller: Thomas Sturges Construction L.L.C., Ridgefield. Property: 400 Silver Spring Road, Ridgefield. Amount: $650,000. Filed June 2.

Liner-Robles, Christine A. and Robert W. Robles, Carmel, N.Y. Seller: James Bambino and Vivian L. Bambino, New Fairfield. Property: Lots 262 and 262A, Map 240, New Fairfield. Amount: $283,000. Filed June 3.

Falls, Tricia L., Carmel, N.Y. Seller: Federal National Mortgage Association, Dallas, Texas. Property: 3 Harmon Road, New Fairfield. Amount: $140,000. Filed June 2.

Ito, Aya and Ted Tio, Norwalk. Seller: Aurora McCaroll, Ridgefield. Property: 4 S. Shore Drive, Ridgefield. Amount: $400,000. Filed May 29.

Fogg, Margaret, Stratford. Seller: Paul J. Liscinsky and Mary F. Liscinsky, Stratford. Property: 87 Enunice Parkway, Stratford. Amount: $227,500. Filed May 30.

Jazweicki, Gabrielle E., Stratford. Seller: Deborah A. Cioffi, Stratford. Property: 1095 Stratford Road, Stratford. Amount: $315,000. Filed May 30.

Frazier, Brian C., Milford. Seller: Angelo Bordonaro and Mary Sue Bordonaro, Stratford. Property: 196 Oakland St., Stratford. Amount: $215,000. Filed June 2.

Jerath, Kavita and Rahul Malhotra, Danbury. Seller: David Brooker and Brooke N. Brooker, Ridgefield. Property: 26 McKeon Place, Ridgefield. Amount: $720,000. Filed June 3.

Fujitani, Kelli L. and Paul T. Fujitani, Ridgefield. Seller: Thomas P. Carr and Jeannine M. Carr, Ridgefield. Property: 78 Prospect Ridge, Ridgefield. Amount: $1.2 million. Filed June 3. Garcia, Melisa Farrell and Jose Mari Garcia II, Danbury. Seller: Cynthia L. Pena, Danbury. Property: Lot 1, Map 358, Danbury. Amount: $365,000. Filed June 3. Giangrande, James L., Greenwich. Seller: Alejandro Cuellar and Claudia Riveros, Greenwich. Property: 80 Silo Circle, Greenwich. Amount: $850,000. Filed June 2. Gilmore, Pamela R., Dedham, Maine. Seller: Douglas J. Murray and Karen C. Murray, Colorado Springs, Colo. Property: Lot 6, Map 536, Brookfield. Amount: $475,000. Filed May 29.

Josephson, Marie H. and Martin M. josephson, Stratford. Seller: Lewis Chaplowe and Billie G. Chaplowe, Southlake, Texas. Property: 635 North Trail, Stratford. Amount: $228,000. Filed May 27. Kay, Michael N. and Jodi Applegate, New York, N.Y. Seller: Lise Spiegel Wilks, Greenwich. Property: 58 Dingletown Road, Greenwich. Amount: $4.3 million. Filed June 6. Kiernan, Rachel C., Stratford. Seller: Jean E. Egan, Stratford. Property: 483B Commerce Lane, Stratford. Amount: $139,900. Filed June 4. Kuehne Jr., Michael H. and Ariana E. Horton, Port Chester, N.Y. Seller: Barrie Scaglione, Greenwich. Property: Talbot Lane, Greenwich. Amount: $474,800. Filed June 3.

Goodman, Ira Martin and Mary Cathleen Goodman, Danbury. Seller: Bethel Danbury Two L.L.C., White Plains, N.Y. Property: 89 Tucker St., Danbury. For no consideration paid. Filed June 5.

Kuhk, Robert D., Shelton. Seller: Chris W. Festog and Karen S. Festog, Shelton. Property: 39 Sconset Circle, Shelton. Amount: $480,000. Filed May 21.

Grannis, Sandra V., Ridgefield. Seller: Sky Cole and Kathryn E. Cole, Ridgefield. Property: 25 Clearview Drive, Ridgefield. Amount: $141,000. Filed June 6.

Kurth, John F. and Carita M. Kurth, Greenwich. Seller: Gussie Tipper, New Fairfield. Property: Lots 20, 21, 22, Great Meadows Road, New Fairfield. Amount: $150,000. Filed May 27.

Hackel, Cynthia, Greenwich. Seller: Larry N. Feinberg and Cynthia Hackel, Greenwich. Property: 250 Round Hill Road, Greenwich. Amount: $10. Filed June 4. Han, Higin, Brookfield. Seller: Deborah J. Gentile, Brookfield. Property: Unit 3H of Rollingwood Condominium 1, Brookfield. Amount: $145,500. Filed May 29. Haq, Sabina and Mohamad Z. Haq, Jersey City, N.J. Seller: Union Savings Bank, Danbury. Property: 40 S. King St., Danbury. Amount: $359,990. Filed June 2. Hare, Angela H. Hare and Timothy B. Hare, Shelton. Seller: Cara S. Mocaski, Shelton. Property: 36 Mulberry Lane, Shelton. Amount: $385,000. Filed May 14. Haynes, Katherine and William S. Pepe Jr., Larchmont, N.Y. Seller: E. Galey Clarke, Greenwich. Property: 12 Winding Lane, Greenwich. Amount: $3.2 million. Filed June 5.

Kutchera, Lorraine, Bridgeport. Seller: Erik M. Holmberg, Stratford. Property: 40 California St., Unit C15, Stratford. Amount: $70,000. Filed May 28. Lamm, Kristin and Daniel Ksepka, Stratford. Seller: Deborah L. Capozzi, Stratford. Property: 187 Sunflower Ave., Stratford. Amount: $260,000. Filed June 3. Lane, Elizabeth A., Stratford. Seller: John T. Lane, Stratford. Property: 406 Montauk Lane, Stratford. Amount: $252,000. Filed June 6. LaPorta, Judith L. and Joseph A. LaPorta, Danbury. Seller: John J. Neves, Westport. Property: 638-21 Danbury Road, Ridgefield. Amount: $605,000. Filed May 27.

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Lyons, Thomas P., Jr., Stamford. Seller: Paul Fujitani and Kelli Fujitani, Ridgefield. Property: Mulberry Street, Ridgefield. Amount: $711,875. Filed May 30. Maldonado, Ellen K. and Rafael A. Maldonado, Shelton. Seller: Parag R. Goradia and Nataasha P. Goradia, Shelton. Property: Unit 33 of Four Winds Condominium, Shelton. Amount: $415,000. Filed May 22. Marquez, Rosalinn and Santiago Pineda, Stratford. Seller: Sandra J. Suich, Gerald T. Suich and Douglas J. T. Suich, Stratford. Property: 101 Liberty St., Stratford. Amount: $145,500. Filed June 2. Marttinen, Arja I., Bethel. Seller: Tammy Todaro, Ridgefield. Property: 7 Redwood Lane, Building 27, Ridgefield. Amount: $137,500. Filed May 29. Mateo, Rosie and Carlos Mateo, Stratford. Seller: Florencio Rivera III and Emely Rivera, Stratford. Property: 96 Barnum Terrace, Stratford. Amount: $188,000. Filed June 2. Mazzuoccolo, Nancy and Gennaro Mazzuocolo, Shelton. Seller: Deborah Fiore, Shelton. Property: 64 Greystone, Unit 64, Shelton. Amount: $255,000. Filed May 12. Mednik, Julie and Todd Mednik, Lattington, N.Y. Seller: USA Blue Dragon L.L.C., Rye, N.Y. Property: 276 Riversville Road, Greenwich. Amount: $3 million. Filed June 4. Sangounchitte, Alissa, Danbury. Seller: Andre Boucher and Kathleen Boucher, Danbury. Property: 401 Sienna Drive, Danbury. Amount: $260,000. Filed June 2. Santomero, Camillo M. and Gloria M. Santomero, New Fairfield. Seller: Druck Inc., Billerica, Mass. Property: Lots 9 and 10, Map 1077, New Fairfield. Amount: undisclosed. Filed May 19. Scavo, Saron T. and Scott C. Scavo, New Fairfield. Seller: Mount Laurel Estates Development Corp., Litchfield. Property: Rocky Road, Map 2435, New Fairfield. Amount: $1. Filed May 29. Schwalbe, Jeremey and Joshua Shwalbe, Greenwich. Seller: Jessica M. Woodbury, Greenwich. Property: 2 Winding Lane, Greenwich. Amount: $4 million. Filed June 6. Scott, Jennifer L. and Mitchell C. Trainor, Danbury. Seller: Kevin J. Gallagher and Joanne D. Gallagher, New Fairfield. Property: 8 Bantam Road, New Fairfield. Amount: $270,000. Filed May 27.

Sheikh, Ahmar, Waterbury. Seller: Aileng Yang and Ying Lin, Shelton. Property: Birdseye Road Extension, Shelton. Amount: $590,000. Filed May 27. Siannas, Fotini, Bethel. Seller: Brian M. Regan, Ridgefield. Property: 631 Danbury Road, Unit 35, Ridgefield. Amount: $275,000. Filed June 6. Smiles, Jamie S., Greenwich. Seller: 48 Almira Drive L.L.C., Greenwich. Property: 48 Alamira Drive, Greenwich. Amount: $610,000. Filed June 3. Stefanelli, Sandro, Malverne, Pa. Seller: Sandro Stefanelli and Daniel Stefanelli, Malverne, Pa. Property: 49 Dowling Drive, Ridgefield. For no consideration paid. Filed May 27. Stubbs, Linda and Christopher Stubbs, Milford. Seller: Anthony P. Rich and Roseann Rich, Shelton. Property: 25 Fox Hunt Road, Shelton. Amount: $400,000. Filed May 14. Stubbs, Linda and Christopher Stubbs, Milford. Seller: Anthony P. Rich and Roseann Rich, Shelton. Property: 25 Fox Hunt Road, Shelton. Amount: $400,000. Filed May 27. Talbot, Ronald H., Stratford. Seller: The Kalcar Corp., Stratford. Property: Lot 21, Cedar Knoll Section 3, Stratford. Amount: $299,900. Filed June 3. The Macari Revocable Trust, Whitestone, N.Y. Seller: Luigi Macari and Anna Macari, Whitestone, N.Y. Property: 18 Newfane Road, New Fairfield. Amount: $10. Filed May 19. Thornton, Melissa and Seana Hurd, Trumbull. Seller: Galt Holdings L.L.C., Milford. Property: Lot 3, Map 543, Stratford. For no consideration paid. Filed May 30. Timmons, Erik J., Katonah, N.Y. Seller: Gay B. Judd, Southbury. Property: 17 High Ridge Road, Brookfield. Amount: $290,000. Filed June 2. Tiongson, Anastasia Hope and Glenn Tiongson, Fairfax Station, Va. Seller: Diane M. Conover and Christopher W. Conover, Shelton. Property: 60 Wesley Drive, Shelton. Amount: $725,000. Filed May 30. Vallee, Anita and Leo J. Vallee, Colchester. Seller: Peter M. Kazmercyk, Ridgefield. Property: Unit 53 or Quail Ridge Condominium, Ridgefield. Amount: $449,000. Filed June 2. Vallejo, Veronica A. and Justin C. Brogan, Lansong, Miss. Seller: Philip Murphy and Carla A. Murphy, New Fairfield. Property: 24 McBean Drive, New Fairfield. Amount: $429,000. Filed June 2. Villega, Lupo and Maria Beras-Villega, Danbury. Seller: Toll CT III L.P., Newtown. Property: 156 Warrington Round, Danbury. Amount: $401,003. Filed June 2.

Walton, Debra A., New Milford. Seller: Eric L. Steenburgh, New Fairfield. Property: Unit 60 of Sail Harbour Club, New Fairfield. Amount: $662,083. Filed May 20. Warner, Melissa and Bradley Warner, Shelton. Seller: 36 Wells Avenue L.L.C., Shelton. Property: Lot 201, Coram Avenue Gardens, Shelton. Amount: $335,000. Filed May 19. Wiener, Corey P., Stratford. Seller: S. Heck & Sons Inc., Stratford. Property: 20 Albright Ave., Stratford. Amount: $270,000. Filed June 3. Wunderlich, Kurt M., Stratford. Seller: Michael N. Henetz and Robert J. Henetz, Stratford. Property: 55 Sekelsky Drive, Stratford. Amount: $270,000. Filed June 2. Yen, Miao Hui, Stratford. Seller: Robert G. Jaekle and Doreen A. Jaekle, Stratford. Property: 3832 Main St., Stratford. Amount: $285,000. Filed May 28. Ziembicki, Christine and Robert Ziembicki, Brookfield. Seller: Waterfall Victoria REO L.L.C., New York, N.Y. Property: 1 Derby Court, Unit 7A, Brookfield. Amount: $120,000. Filed May 28.

FORECLOSURES Balasic, Alan M., et al. Creditor: JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., San Diego, Calif. Property: 251 Great Hill Road, Ridgefield. Mortgage default. Filed June 5. Calabro, Blain D., et al. Creditor: Farmington Savings Bank, Farmington. Property: 16 Princess Wenonah Drive, Shelton. Mortgage default. Filed May 22. Canino, Anthony, et al. Creditor: Wells Fargo Bank N.A., Frederick, Md. Property: Unit 16 of Keeler Close Casagmo Condominium, Ridgefield. Delinquent common charges. Filed May 27. Carolyn Properties L.L.C., et al. Creditor: Wells Fargo Bank N.A., Salt Lake City, Utah. Property: 83 Church St., Unit B, Greenwich. Mortgage default. Filed June 3. Charland, Eric, et al. Creditor: Owl Hill Owner’s Association Inc., et al., Shelton. Property: 1 Sleepy Day Road, Unit 1, Shelton. Mortgage default. Filed May 21. Cobos, Mario W., et al. Creditor: Citimortgage Inc., Calabasas, Calif. Property: 46 Crest Road, Ridgefield. Mortgage default. Filed June 3. Ducksworth, Melinda H., et al. Creditor: U.S. Bank N.A., Miamisburg, Ohio. Property: 105 Swanson Ave., Stratford. Mortgage default. Filed May 27. Lofaro, Louis L Jr. and Colleen G., et al. Creditor: Everbank, Jacksonville, Fla. Property: 300 Booth St., Stratford. Mortgage default. Filed May 27. Patterson, Leonard II Jr., et al. Creditor: The Bank of New York Mellon, trustee, Fort Mill, S.C. Property: 392 Huntington Road, Stratford. Mortgage default. Filed May 27. Perez, Miriam R., et al. Creditor: Federal National Mortgage Association, Dunham, N.C. Property: 51 Henry St., Greenwich. Mortgage default. Filed June 6. Riccio, Richard J., et al. Creditor: Wells Fargo Bank N.A., San Antonio, Texas. Property: 9 Maple Ave., Shelton. Mortgage default. Filed May 5


on the record Woody, Amy L., et al. Creditor: JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., San Diego, Calif. Property: 646 Howe Ave., Unit 9, Shelton. Mortgage default. Filed May 25.

JUDGMENTS Altberg, Kenneth, Danbury. $2,910 in favor of the Law Office of Helen Allen, Danbury, by Flanagan & Peat, Danbury. Property: 2 Crestwood Drive, Danbury. Filed June 2. Batista, Defina, Danbury. $1,732 in favor of Danbury Hospital, Danbury, by Flanagan & Peat, Danbury. Property: 2 Deer Hill Ave., Danbury. Filed June 5. Brecher, John and Holly Brecher, Danbury. $2,000 in favor of Danbury Hospital, Danbury, by Flanagan & Peat, Danbury. Property: 15 Baxter St., Danbury. Filed June 5. Browne, Eileen and Patrick Browne, New Fairfield. $535 in favor of Northeast Radiology, New York, N.Y., by Flanagan & Peat, Danbury. Property: 9 Croix Hill Road, New Fairfield. Filed June 5.

Janson Design Group L.L.C. and Dennis Janson, Ridgefield. $129,849 in favor of Irving L. Rousso, New York, N.Y., by Zeisler & Zeisler P.C., Bridgeport. Property: 72 High Ridge Ave., Ridgefield. Filed May 28. Joseph Martinka & Sons Inc., et al., Shelton. $102,937 in favor of Webster Bank N.A., Meriden, by Dombroski Hillis L.L.C., New Haven. Property: 290 Leavenworth Road, Shelton. Filed May 27. Joseph Martinka & Sons Inc., et al., Shelton. $102,937 in favor of Webster Bank N.A., Meriden, by Dombroski Hillis L.L.C., New Haven. Property: 59 Birchbank Road, Shelton. Filed May 27. Liu, Robert, Ridgefield. $569 in favor of Danbury Hospital, Danbury, by Flanagan & Peat, Danbury. Property: 98 Old Sib Road, Ridgefield. Filed May 30. Lust, Richard G., Ridgefield. $1,103 in favor of Western Connecticut Medical Group, Danbury, by Flanagan & Peat, Danbury. Property: 294 Danbury Road, Ridgefield. Filed May 30.

Cabrera, Marilyn, Brookfield. $1,240 in favor of Cach L.L.C., Denver, Colo., by Tobin & Melien, New Haven. Property: 6 Carlisle Court, Brookfield. Filed May 27.

Maldonado, Carlos, Danbury. $1,566 in favor of Northeast Radiology, Brewster, N.Y., by Flanagan & Peat, Danbury. Property: 13 Lakeview Drive, Danbury. Filed June 5.

Clarke, Gregory, Ridgefield. $1,390 in favor of Western Connecticut Medical Group, Danbury, by Flanagan & Peat, Danbury. Property: 76 Lakeview Drive, Ridgefield. Filed May 27.

Martino, Kerri and Raffaele Martino, New Fairfield. $870 in favor of Danbury Hospital, Danbury, by Flanagan & Peat, Danbury. Property: 1 Linda Lane, New Fairfield. Filed June 5.

Coleman, Terri, Brookfield. $1,175 in favor of Danbury Diagnostic Imaging, Danbury, by Flanagan & Peat, Danbury. Property: 3 Stage Road, Brookfield. Filed May 28.

McKenna, Brian, Ridgefield. $645 in favor of Danbury Hospital, Danbury, by Flanagan & Peat, Danbury. Property: 19 Marcadon Ave., Ridgefield. Filed May 30.

Finn Builders Inc. and Karl Heinonen, New Fairfield. $28,729 in favor of Rings End Inc., Darien, by John P. Regan, Stamford. Property: 13 Donnelly Drive, New Fairfield. Filed May 19. Finn, Troy J., Stratford. $2,016 in favor of Cavalry SPV I L.L.C., Valhalla, N.Y., by Shechtman Halperin Savage L.L.P., Pawtucket, R.I. Property: 23 Peck St., Stratford. Filed May 27. Fusci, Karen, Brookfield. $1,272 in favor of Western Connecticut Medical Group, Danbury, by Flanagan & Peat, Danbury. Property: 13 N. Pleasant Rise, Brookfield. Filed June 5. Gallagher, Mark, Ridgefield. $593 in favor of Danbury Hospital, Danbury, by Flanagan & Peat, Danbury. Property: 150 Minuteman Road, Ridgefield. Filed May 30. Gengo, Linda R., Ridgefield. $945 in favor of Danbury Hospital, Danbury, by Flanagan & Peat, Danbury. Property: 21 Ramapoo Road, Ridgefield. Filed May 30. Gianfranceschi, Mariann, Brookfield. $359 in favor of Northeast Radiology, New York, N.Y., by Flanagan & Peat, Danbury. Property: 246 Whisconier Road, Brookfield. Filed June 5. Haner, Shirley E., Brookfield. $17,644 in favor of America Express Bank FSB, Salt Lake City, Utah, by Zwicker & Associates P.C., Enfield. Property: 94 Heatherwood Drive, Brookfield. Filed May 30.

McNeal, Elizabeth, Shelton. $1,885 in favor of Sana Energy Corp., Bridgeport, by Janine M. Becker, Bridgeport. Property: 137 Willoughby Road, Shelton. Filed May 2. Miller, Bruce G., Shelton. $79,618 in favor of Webster Bank N.A., Cheshire, by Dombroski Hillis L.L.C., New Haven. Property: 248 Soundview Ave., Shelton. Filed May 5. Moran, John G., Shelton. $2,267 in favor of United Shoreline F.C.U., Branford, by Grady & Riley L.L.P., Waterbury. Property: 25 Tanglewood, Shelton. Filed May 27. Morelli, Rhonda R., New Fairfield. $1,208 in favor of Danbury Orthopedic Associates of Danbury, Danbury, by Nathanson Cipriano and Gambardella P.C., Hamden. Property: 2 Forest Hill Drive, New Fairfield. Filed May 19. Nygaard, Jadar, Greenwich. $30,190 in favor of America Express Bank FSB, Salt Lake City, Utah, by Mark Sank & Associates L.L.C., Stamford. Property: 44 Leonard Ave., Greenwich. Filed June 6. Oarr, Denise M., Greenwich. $12,457 in favor of FIA Card Services N.A., Newark, Del., by the Law Offices of Howard Lee Schiff P.C., East Hartford. Property: 16 Orchard St., Greenwich. Filed June 5. Oley, Maryann, New Fairfield. $1,308 in favor of Dreamscape Lawn Services L.L.C., Danbury, by Flanagan & Peat, Danbury. Property: 19 W. Ridge Road, New Fairfield. Filed May 28. Ordazzo, Lisa A., Shelton. $1,983 in favor of Cavalry SPV I L.L.C., Valhalla, N.Y., by Shechtman Halperin Savage L.L.P., Pawtucket, R.I. Property: 31 Sunset Drive, Shelton. Filed May 27.

Out, Mary, Brookfield. $3,123 in favor of Asset Acceptance L.L.C., Warren, Mich., by Tobin & Melien, New Haven. Property: P.O. Box 123, Brookfield. Filed June 2. Parravani, Mary, Stratford. $494 in favor of New Haven Radiology Associates P.C., Woodbridge, by Joseph P. Latino, Waterbury. Property: 61 Delaware Drive, Stratford. Filed May 27. Pruneau, Michael, Danbury. $15,116 in favor of America Express Bank FSB, Salt Lake City, Utah, by Zwicker & Associates P.C., Enfield. Property: 117 Hayestown Road, Danbury. Filed June 2. Putnick, Michael, Shelton. $2,595 in favor of Griffin Hospital, Derby, by Hertzmark Crean & Lahey L.L.P., Waterbury. Property: 19 Anna St., Shelton. Filed May 15. Ramos, Stacy and Carlos Ramos, Shelton. $826 in favor of Griffin Hospital, Derby, by Hertzmark Crean & Lahey LLP, Waterbury. Property: 6 Park St., Shelton. Filed May 15. Soto, Priscilla and Marcial Soto, Shelton. $1,833 in favor of Bridgeport Anethesia Associates P.C., Stratford, by Hertzmark Crean & Lahey LLP, Waterbury. Property: 7 Molnar Drive, Shelton. Filed May 15. Tersigni, Angel, New Fairfield. $1,311 in favor of Western Connecticut Medical Group, Danbury, by Flanagan & Peat, Danbury. Property: 175 Ball Point Road, New Fairfield. Filed May 30. Vendinha, Carmen, Danbury. $1,013 in favor of Danbury Hospital, Danbury, by Flanagan & Peat, Danbury. Property: 38 Farm St., Danbury. Filed June 5. Weizcorkowski, Ruth, Shelton. $1,077 in favor of Cavalry SPV II L.L.C., Hawthorne, N.Y., by Tobin & Melien, New Haven. Property: 6 Jodie Lane, Shelton. Filed May 5.

LIENS

FEDERAL TAX LIENSFILED 1392 East Putnam Avenue L.L.C., 1392 E. Putnam Ave., Greenwich. $99,010, quarterly payroll taxes. Filed June 2. Coba, Juan F., P.O. Box 2325, Shelton. $4,054, tax debt on personal income. Filed May 13. Decd, James Mastrony, 37 Capital Drive, Shelton. $5,484, tax debt on personal income. Filed May 13. Fenton, Elizabeth J. and Thomas J. Fenton, 42 Arapaho Road, Brookfield. $5,345, tax debt on personal income. Filed May 28. Kirby, Stephen J. Jr., 38 Freeman Ave., Stratford. $10,526, tax debt on personal income. Filed June 2. Lewis, Catherine, 473 Birdseye St., Stratford. $8,432, tax debt on personal income. Filed June 2. Mastrony, James, 37 Capital Drive, Shelton. $5,484, tax debt on personal income. Filed May 19

McKenney, Patricia and Timothy Silva, 3 Laurel Lane, New Fairfield. $25,652, tax debt on personal income. Filed May 27. Mitola, Joseph, 28 Rolling Ridge Road, Shelton. $37,357, tax debt on personal income. Filed May 6. Muri, Laurence T., 15 Innis Lane, Greenwich. $207,005, tax debt on personal income. Filed June 2. Stratton, Marilynne A., 65 Stonehedge Drive South, Greenwich. $81,514, tax debt on personal income. Filed June 2. Villa Pizza Shelton, 18 Soudcrest Drive, Shelton. $4,348, failure to file correct information returns tax. Filed May 13. White Hills Communications Inc., 20 Rock Ridge Road, Shelton. $8,604, quarterly payroll taxes. Filed June 2. Wilson, Donna and Bessam Baytar, 19 Tuchahoe Drive, Shelton. $30,060, tax debt on personal income. Filed May 13.

FEDERAL TAX LIENSRELEASED Elefant Bakery and Luncheonette, et al., 36 Liberty St., Danbury. $5,461, quarterly payroll taxes. Filed June 2. Evagash, Laura Beth, 286 Greenwood Ave., Danbury. $41,992, payroll taxes and quarterly payroll taxes. Filed June 2. Kirby, Dawn, 6 Tomac Court, Greenwich. $34,172, tax debt on personal income. Filed June 2. Knapp, Susan, 3 Evergreen Drive, Brookfield. $9,486, tax debt on personal income. Filed May 28. Perfetti, Joseph V., 87 Shelton Ave., Shelton. $11,842, tax debt on personal income. Filed May 13.

MECHANIC’S LIENSFILED Crown Point Real Estate Investors L.L.C. and TJT Property Management L.L.C., Shelton. Filed by Evergreen Landscaping & Sons L.L.C., Shelton, by Jame Saldamarco Jr. Property: 820-828 Bridgeport Ave., Shelton. Amount: $8,110. Filed May 23. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., Mclean, Va. Filed by Connecticut Tank Removal Inc., Bridgeport, by Joseph A. Palmeiri Jr. Property: 66 Holmes St., Stratford. Amount: $3,108. Filed May 29. Logicbroker Inc., Fairfield Realty Group L.L.C. and 1000 Bridgeport Associates L.L.C., Shelton. Filed by Ashford Construction Properties, Shelton, by Nicholas S. Everett. Property: 1000 Bridgeport Ave., Shelton. Amount: $11,262. Filed June 2. Renewable Energy Solutions Inc., Stamford. Filed by All Phase Electrical Supply Co., South Windsor, by Larry Mackowiak. Property: 16 Windsor Lane, Greenwich. Amount: $5,794. Filed June 3.

Renewable Energy Solutions Inc., Stamford. Filed by All Phase Electrical Supply Co., South Windsor, by Larry Mackowiak. Property: 6 Grimes Road, Greenwich. Amount: $4,739. Filed June 3. Renewable Energy Solutions Inc., Stamford. Filed by All Phase Electrical Supply Co., South Windsor, by Larry Mackowiak. Property: 90 Florence Road, Greenwich. Amount: $3,577. Filed June 3.

MECHANIC’S LIENSRELEASED Caffray, Patricia Coughlin and William Gillespie Caffray, Greenwich. Released by Eric J. Smith Architect P.C., New York, N.Y., by Eric J. Smith. Property: 24 Conyers Farm Drive, Greenwich. Amount: $332,026. Filed June 6.

LIS PENDENS 3466 Main Street L.L.C., et al., Stratford. Filed by Palumbo & Delaura L.L.C., New Haven, for Liberty Bank. Property: 3466 Main St., Stratford. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $304,000, dated August 2008. Filed May 27. Appell, Eleanor, et al., New Fairfield. Filed by Anthony J. DiPerrio, Danbury, for Union Savings Bank, Danbury. Property: 331 Route 37, New Fairfield. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $35,000, dated April 2011. Filed May 22. Aquilino, Sheri, et al., Stratford. Filed by George F. Martelon Jr., Milford, for Stonybrook Gardens Cooperative Inc., Stratford. Property: 71 Vought Place, Stratford. Action: to foreclose on a condominium lien for unpaid common charges and assessments and take possession of the premises. Filed June 3. Avenia, Timothy, et al., Shelton. Filed by Bendett and McHugh P.C., Farmington, for Green Tree Servicing L.L.C., Rapid City, S.D. Property: 33 Union St., Shelton. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $227,000, dated December 2010. Filed May 2. Bank of America N.A. Filed by George F. Martelon Jr., Milford, for Stonybrook Gardens Cooperative Inc., Stratford. Property: 1290 Success Ave., Stratford. Action: to foreclose on a condominium lien for unpaid common charges and assessments and take possession of the premises. Filed June 3. Bedner, Linda, at al., Shelton. Filed by Hunt, Leibert & Jacobsen P.C., Hartford, for OneWest Bank F.S.B., Pasadena, Calif. Property: 67 Black Hill Rock, Shelton. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $450,000, dated September 2006. Filed May 12. Booker, Melissa A., et al., Stratford. Filed by Bendett and McHugh P.C., Farmington, for Bank of America N.A., Charlotte, N.C. Property: 144 Allyndale Drive, Stratford. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $231,369, dated March 2008. Filed June 2. Botsford, Arthur, et al., Shelton. Filed by Leopold & Associates, Stamford, for Bank of America N.A., Charlotte, N.C. Property: 9 Angell Ave., Shelton. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $130,000, dated June 2004. Filed May 19.

Bruch, Marcy C., et al., Shelton. Filed by Hunt, Leibert & Jacobsen P.C., Hartford, for JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., Columbus, Ohio. Property: 24 Rivendell drive, Shelton. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $178,500, dated June 2003. Filed May 16. Buttafuoco, Luigi, et al., New Fairfield. Filed by Hunt, Leibert & Jacobsen P.C., Hartford, for Wells Fargo Bank N.A., Frederick, Md. Property: 1 Peralta St., New Fairfield. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $292,600, dated November 2004. Filed May 19. Cassidy, Kenneth, et al., Shelton. Filed by DeMache MeChristian L.L.C., Avon, for Riverview Condominium Association of Shelton Inc., Shelton. Property: 646 Howe Ave., Unit 21, Shelton. Action: to foreclose on a condominium lien for unpaid common charges and assessments and take possession of the premises. Filed May 20. Costa, Tamara L., et al., New Fairfield. Filed by Collins Hannafin P.C., Danbury, for Candlewood Hills Tax District. Property: 49 Candle Hill Road, New Fairfield. Action: to foreclose on tax liens levied against the defendants and take possession of the premises. Filed June 3. Crowley, Timothy M., et al., Stratford. Filed by Hunt, Leibert & Jacobsen P.C., Hartford, for PNC Bank N.A., Miamisburg, Ohio. Property: 15 Eleanor St., Stratford. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $180,000, dated April 2003. Filed May 27. DaSilva, Lisa, Stratford. Filed by George F. Martelon Jr., Milford, for Stonybrook Gardens Cooperative Inc., Stratford. Property: 47 Baird Court, Stratford. Action: to foreclose on a condominium lien for unpaid common charges and assessments and take possession of the premises. Filed June 3. David, Catherine L., et al., Stratford. Filed by Zeldes, Needle & Cooper P.C., Bridgeport, for Far Mill River Condominium Association Inc., Stratford. Property: Unit 32C of Far Mill River Condominium, Stratford. Action: to foreclose on a condominium lien for unpaid common charges and assessments and take possession of the premises. Filed June 4. Docu, Thomas, et al., Shelton. Filed by Hunt, Leibert & Jacobsen P.C., Hartford, for Wells Fargo Bank N.A., Frederick, Md. Property: 19 Royal Court, Shelton. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $328,000, dated October 2005. Filed May 16. Donofrio, Bruce A., et al., Stratford. Filed by Bendett and McHugh P.C., Farmington, for Green Tree Servicing L.L.C., Rapid City, S.D. Property: 39 Weibe Ave., Stratford. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $304,000, dated May 2006. Filed May 30. Eskandari, Milder, et al., Shelton. Filed by Leopold & Associates, Stamford, for The Bank of New York Mellon, trustee, New York City. Property: 11 Kimberly Drive, Shelton. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $50,000, dated November 2005. Filed May 13 Ferreira, Michael A., et al., Danbury. Filed by Bendett and McHugh P.C., Farmington, for The Bank of New York Mellon, trustee, New York City. Property: 11 Huntington Drive, Danbury. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $649,999, dated August 2006. Filed June 2.

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on the record Fogg, David B., et al., Ridgefield. Filed by Hunt, Leibert & Jacobsen P.C., Hartford, for Pennymac Loan Services L.L.C., Moorepark, Calif. Property: 94 Mountain Road, Ridgefield. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $260,150, dated December 2012. Filed June 3.

Pitsch, Charles M., et al., Shelton. Filed by Bendett and McHugh P.C., Farmington, for Green Tree Servicing L.L.C., Rapid City, S.D. Property: 19 W. Knollwood Drive, Shelton. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $310,000, dated April 2007. Filed May 14.

Wing, Donna L. and Lawrence S. Wing., et al., Stratford. Filed by Glass & Braus, Fairfield, for U.S. Bank N.A., trustee, Salt Lake City, Utah. Property: 562 King St., Stratford. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $308,000, dated August 2005. Filed May 27.

Kearney, Gene, et al., Stratford. Filed by Leopold & Associates, Stamford, for Wells Fargo Bank N.A., Frederick, Md. Property: 42-44 Otis St., Stratford. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $146,000, dated December 2002. Filed June 6.

Rendino, Erica A., et al., Brookfield. Filed by Bendett and McHugh P.C., Farmington, for JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., Columbus, Ohio. Property: 11 Baldwin, Brookfield. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $55,200, dated May 2006. Filed June 5.

Worley, Mark S., et al., Stratford. Filed by George F. Martelon Jr., Milford, for Stonybrook Gardens Cooperative Inc., Stratford. Property: 140 Marsh Way, Stratford. Action: to foreclose on a condominium lien for unpaid common charges and assessments and take possession of the premises. Filed June 3.

Keegan, John P., et al., Ridgefield. Filed by Leopold & Associates, Stamford, for Deutsche Bank National Trust, trustee, Los Angeles, Calif. Property: 6 Clearview Drive, Ridgefield. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $253,075, dated February 2002. Filed June 4.

Rieder, William J., et al., Shelton. Filed by Hunt, Leibert & Jacobsen P.C., Hartford, for JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., Columbus, Ohio. Property: 31 Little Fox Run, Shelton. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $229,300, dated May 2003. Filed May 1.

Kollias, Peter J., et al., New Fairfield. Filed by Bendett and McHugh P.C., Farmington, for Wells Fargo Bank N.A., Frederick, Md. Property: 1 Muller St., New Fairfield. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $260,000, dated July 2003. Filed May 29. Lutter, Johanne E., and Marilyn Lutter, et al., Shelton. Filed by The Witherspoon Law Offices, Farmington, for Midfirst Bank, Oklahoma City, Okla. Property: 117 Dickinson Drive, Shelton. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $359,360, dated June 2007. Filed May 5. Matysek, Mira, et al., Ridgefield. Filed by Bendett and McHugh P.C., Farmington, for JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., Columbus, Ohio. Property: 151 Armand Road, Ridgefield. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $400,000, dated August 2003. Filed May 28. McCormack, Elberta, et al., Danbury. Filed by Marinosci Law Group P.C., Warwick, R.I., for Nationstar Mortgage L.L.C., Lewisville, Texas. Property: Lot 14, Map 1299, Danbury. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $360,000, dated June 2010. Filed June 3. McGovern, Thomas P. J., et al., Ridgefield. Filed by Hunt, Leibert & Jacobsen P.C., Hartford, for The Bank of New York Mellon, trustee, New York City. Property: 22 Beaver Brook Road, Ridgefield. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $410,000, dated April 2005. Filed June 3. O’Neil, Thomas J. Jr., Stratford. Filed by George F. Martelon Jr., Milford, for Stonybrook Gardens Cooperative Inc., Stratford. Property: 51 Hull Court, Stratford. Action: to foreclose on a condominium lien for unpaid common charges and assessments and take possession of the premises. Filed June 6. Padua, David J., et al., Stratford. Filed by Bendett and McHugh P.C., Farmington, for Wells Fargo Bank N.A., Frederick, Md. Property: 85 Margherita Lawn, Stratford. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $143,800, dated April 2002. Filed June 3. Petriw, Daniel M., et al., Stratford. Filed by Bendett and McHugh P.C., Farmington, for Suntrust Mortgage Inc., Richmond, Va. Property: 9 Ridge Road, Stratford. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $263,786, dated October 2009. Filed June 5.

Robertson, Dorothy, et al., Stratford. Filed by George F. Martelon Jr., Milford, for Stonybrook Gardens Cooperative Inc., Stratford. Property: 8 Bullard Court, Stratford. Action: to foreclose on a condominium lien for unpaid common charges and assessments and take possession of the premises. Filed June 3. Rogers, Christopher J., et al., Danbury. Filed by Bendett and McHugh P.C., Farmington, for Nationstar Mortgage L.L.C., Lewisville, Texas. Property: 166 Old Brookfield Road, Unit 15-3, Danbury. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $44,400, dated May 2005. Filed June 5. Santos, Ivette M. and Jose L. Santos, Shelton. Filed by Kapusta, Otzel & Averaimo, Milford, for Nationstar Mortgage L.L.C., Lewisville, Texas. Property: 306308 Howe Ave., Shelton. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $294,336, dated Filed May 20. Simon, Tiana J., et al., Stratford. Filed by Bendett and McHugh P.C., Farmington, for Citimortgage Inc., O’Fallon, Mo. Property: 282 McGrath St., Stratford. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $110,000, dated June 2006. Filed June 5. Simonetti, John F., et al., Shelton. Filed by Leopold & Associates, Stamford, for Bank of America N.A., Charlotte, N.C. Property: 63 Perry Hill Road, Shelton. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $246,000, dated June 2003. Filed May 27. Swanson, Debbie L. and Robert John Swanson, Ridgefield. Filed by Hasting, Cohan & Walsh LLP, Ridgefield, for Ridgefield Bank Mortgage Corp., Ridgefield. Property: 47 Soundview Drive, Ridgefield. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $125,000. Filed May 29. Terrace, Darling, et al., Shelton. Filed by Bendett and McHugh P.C., Farmington, for Bank of America N.A., Charlotte, N.C. Property: 40 Rivendell Drive, Unit 40, Shelton. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $284,905, dated February 2008. Filed May 16. Tracy, Mark, et al., Stratford. Filed by George F. Martelon Jr., Milford, for Stonybrook Gardens Cooperative Inc., Stratford. Property: 135 Vought Place, Stratford. Action: to foreclose on a condominium lien for unpaid common charges and assessments and take possession of the premises. Filed June 3.

MORTGAGES 100 Route 37 L.L.C., White Plains, N.Y., by Paul F. Guillaro. Lender: Mahopac Bank, Brewster, N.Y. Property: 100 Route 37, New Fairfield. Amount: $1.4 million. Filed May 22. 2051 Main Street L.L.C., Stratford, by Osi Rosenberg. Lender: Richard Schindler and Emily Schindler, Woodbridge. Property: 2051 Main St., Stratford. Amount: $467,500. Filed June 2. 40 Grove Street L.L.C., Ridgefield, by Reed L. Whipple. Lender: Fairfield County Bank, Ridgefield. Property: 40 Grove St., Ridgefield. Amount: $917,000. Filed May 30.

Piroli L.L.C., Stratford, by Lorenzo Piroli. Lender: Community Investment Corporation, Hamden. Property: 7365 Main St., Units 21-22, Stratford. Amount: $180,000. Filed May 29. Prestige Builders L.L.C., Shelton, by Albert John Grasso. Lender: Joseph Martino, Shelton. Property: 220 and 228 Booth Hill Road, Shelton. Amount: $350,000. Filed May 7. Skelmorlie L.L.C., Newington, by Parks & Pearson L.L.C., Branford. Lender: Sachem Capital Partners L.L.C., Branford. Property: 763 Federal Road, Brookfield. Amount: $190,000. Filed May 29. The Harry B. Brownson Country Club, Shelton, by Christopher Koehm. Lender: Naugatuck Valley Savings and Loan, Naugatuck. Property: 15 Soundview Ave., Shelton. Amount: $200,000. Filed May 14. Thomas Sturges Construction L.L.C., Ridgefield, by Thomas Sturges. Lender: Fairfield County Bank, Ridgefield. Property: 400 Silver Spring Road, Ridgefield. Amount: $1.2 million. Filed June 2. Thomas Sturges Construction L.L.C., Ridgefield, by Thomas Sturges. Lender: Next Generation TS FBO, Ridgefield. Property: 400 Silver Spring Road, Ridgefield. Amount: $382,000. Filed June 2.

80 Route 39 L.L.C., Mount Vernon, N.Y., by David Bernardini. Lender: Bruno Management L.L.C., New Fairfield. Property: Hatch Carriage Factory, Map 1154, New Fairfield. Amount: $301,750. Filed June 2.

Towne Brook Gardens Associates L.L.C., Norfolk, Va., by T. Richard Litton Jr. Lender: Capital One National Association, Melville, N.Y. Property: 5 and 5D Nabby Road, Brookfield. Amount: $10.9 million. Filed June 2.

Fairfield Realty Group L.L.C., Bridgeport, by Fatos Koleen. Lender: Naugatuck Valley Savings and Loan, Naugatuck. Property: 1000 Bridgeport Ave., Shelton. Amount: $6.1 million. Filed May 6.

Wendy Montanaro L.L.C., Easton, by Wendy Montanaro. Lender: Naugatuck Valley Savings and Loan, Naugatuck. Property: 66 Hunting St., Shelton. Amount: $425,000. Filed May 12.

J & L Enterprises, Shelton, by Louise Salemme. Lender: Rudolph J. Skowronski and Robin Skowronski, Shelton. Property: 24 Connecticut Ave., Shelton. Amount: $370,000. Filed May 22. JAB Investments L.L.C., Brookfield, by Joseph Augusto Boa. Lender: Webster Bank N.A., Waterbury. Property: 14 Stillman Ave., Danbury. Amount: $250,000. Filed June 2. M & M Properties Holdings L.L.C., Greenwich, by attorney Lorraine Slavin. Lender: JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., Westmont, Ill. Property: 147 Round Hill Road, Greenwich. Amount: $4 million. Filed June 2. Noble Danbury L.L.C., East Longmeadow, Mass., by Michael W. Frisbie. Lender: North Brookfield Savings Bank, North Brookfield, Mass. Property: 58 Padanaram Road, Danbury. Amount: $1.5 million. Filed June 3. Perkins Family Partnership L.L.C., Milford, by Evan S. Perkins. Lender: Fairfield County Bank, Ridgefield. Property: 1 and 2 Boston Post Road, 2095 Barnum Ave. and 2100 Barnum Ave., Stratford. Amount: $8.4 million. Filed May 29. Piroli L.L.C., Stratford, by Lorenzo Piroli. Lender: Ion Bank, Naugatuck. Property: 7365 Main St., Units 21-22, Stratford. Amount: $360,000. Filed May 29.

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NEW BUSINESSES Aria Noel L.L.C., 258 Rowland Ave., Fairfield 06824, c/o Brian Meehan. Filed June 9. Build and Tune, 129 Westville Ave., Danbury 06810, c/o Scott MacPhee. Filed June 4. C.C.R. Adulam, 433 W. Main St., Stamford 06902, c/o Patricia Siliezar-Chay. Filed June 5. Capital Real Estate Partners, 28 Charcoal Ridge Road West, New Fairfield 06812, c/o Joseph M. Perun. Filed May 22. Chambers Construction, 1 Mellow St., Fairfield 06824, c/o Jonathan Chambers. Filed June 2. Chazon Design, 97 Bridgeport Ave., Shelton 06484, c/o Victoria Butler. Filed May 28. Clever Conceptz 48J, 1 Corporate Drive, Danbury 06810, c/o James Marquis and Linda Marquis. Filed June 5. CPR First Aid Lifeguard Aquatics Training, 6 Pocconoch Trail, Ridgefield 06877, c/o Jerold M. Kochman. Filed May 29.

EAO Corp., 1 Parrott Drive, Shelton 06484, c/o Lance A. Scott. Filed May 27. EZ Fix, P.O. Box 1053 Southport 06890, c/o Zoltan Eszlari. Filed June 2. Fairfield Dental, 132 State Route 37, New Fairfield 06812, c/o Steven J. Hanrahan. Filed May 23. Firehouse Grill, 39 Richmondville Ave., Greenwich 06830, c/o Mark Schmidt-Fellner. Filed June 4. Franco Gianni’s Restaurant, 7365 Main St., units 21 and 22, Stratford 06615, c/o Franco Gianni General Partnership. Filed May 29. HBR Danbury L.L.C., 33 Lincoln Ave., Danbury 06810, c/o Michael Sherman. Filed June 5. J.C. Remodeling, 475 Kings Highway, Fairfield 06825, c/o Josue Cotto. Filed May 28. Julissadesigns L.L.C., 7 National Place, Danbury 06810, c/o Julissa Cadena. Filed June 5. Kings of The Playground, 20 Pheasant Lane, Greenwich 06830, c/o Brandon Tyler Muto and Matias Rodrigo GonzalezBunster. Filed June 4. Kiraku Japanese and Asian Grill, 1795 Post Road, Fairfield 06824, c/o Zhong Hai Corp. Filed May 27. M G B Services, 5 A Third St., Unit 3, Danbury 06810, c/o William P. Andrew. Filed June 2. Shalome, The Design Gallery, 8 West St., Suite 203, Danbury 06810, c/o Stephanie Benete. Filed June 2. Swept Away, 145 Okenuck Way, Shelton 06484, c/o Lisa Aprea. Filed May 29. Tektutors.org, 221 King St., Stratford 06615, c/o Dan Caulfield. Filed May 27. Tracy Floors & Tile, 9 Main St., Danbury 06810, c/o Michael Tracy and Sheila Tracy. Filed June 2. Vitor Seabria Tileworks L.L.C., 38 Pahquiogue Ave., Danbury 06810, c/o Vitor Manuel Seabra. Filed June 5. World Restoration Christian Center, 63 Grasmere Ave., Fairfield 06824, c/o Denis Pan. Filed June 4. Yogurt City, 72 Newtown Road, Danbury 06810, c/o Jade Guo and lixin Zhang. Filed June 4.

NEW LIQUOR LICENSES Club Liquor, 44 Dodge Ave., Stratford 06615, c/o Richard P. Rodgers. Filed May 28. Permit no. LIC.0002211. Dr. Deli Grocery, 189 Bruce Ave., Stratford 06615, c/o Eileen Mariel Almonte Diaz. Filed June 4. Permit no. LGB.0014969.

Hotel Liquor, 6905 Main St., Stratford 06614, c/o Linda Holmes-Hannon. Filed June 3. Permit no. LIH.0001833. Shoprite of Stratford, 250 Barnum Ave., Cutoff, Stratford 06614, c/o Frank Amici. Filed May 27. Permit no. LGB.0014522.

PATENTS The following patents were issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Washington, D.C. 3D virtual environment for generating variable data images. Patent no. 8,754,884 issued to Jonas Karlsson, Rochester, N.Y. Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk. Bias charge roller surface coating comprised of carbon nanotubes. Patent no. 8,753,735 issued to Brian P. Gilmartin, Williamsville, N.Y.; Liang-Bih Lin, Carlsbad, Calif.; Jeanne M. Koval, Marion, N.Y.; Jin Wu, Pittsford, N.Y.; and Aaron M. Stuckey, Fairport, N.Y. Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk. Bio-renewable phase-change inks comprising recycled resin materials. Patent no. 8,753,441 issued to Daryl W. Vanbesien, Ontario, Calif.; Guerino G. Sacripante, Ontario, Calif.; Adela Goredema, Ontario, Calif.; Naveen Chopra, Mississauga, Calif.; and Gabriel Iftime, Mississauga, Calif. Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk. Digital user interface screen with software application icon. Patent no. D707,255 issued to Shane Jewitt, Webster, N.Y. Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk. Method and apparatus for defining routing of customers between merchants. Patent no. 8,751,297 issued to Jay S. Walker, Ridgefield; Andrew S. Van Luchene, Norwalk; Daniel E. Tedesco, New Canaan; Magdalena Mik, Greenwich; and James A. Jorasch, Stamford. Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk. Method and system for utilizing transformation matrices to process rasterized image data. Patent no. 8,754,909 issued to Zhigang Fan, Webster, N.Y.; and Paul Roberts Conlon, South Bristol, N.Y. Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk. Method for preparing fluoroacylated arylamine. Patent no. 8,754,260 issued to Adrien P. Cote, Clarkson, Calif.; and Amanda L. Bongers, Ottawa, Calif. Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk. System and method for determining a billing structure for documents based on color estimations in an image path. Patent no. 8,751,411 issued to Ramesh Nagarajan, Pittsford, N.Y.; and Xing Lin, Webster, N.Y. Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk. System and methods for using toner shape factor to control toner concentration. Patent no. 8,755,698 issued to Juan A. Morales-Tirado, Henrietta, N.Y.; Yolanda E. Maldonado, Webster, N.Y.; Blaise L. Luzolo, Rochester, N.Y.; and Michael L. Grande, Palmyra, N.Y. Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk. Two-level structured overlay design for cluster management in a peerto-peer network. Patent no. 8,756,253 issued to Jie Lin, Rochester, N.Y.; Jian Ni, New Haven; and Andres Quiroz Hernandez, Piscataway, N.J. Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk.


BUSINESS CONNECTIONS ECONOMY

State’s Economic Growth Lackluster in 2013

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eal gross domestic product (GDP) increased by a meager 0.9% in Connecticut in 2013, according to new statistics released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). Among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, the Nutmeg State ranked 39th for economic growth last year. The 0.9% growth rate in 2013 represents a 0.1% drop from 2012. In 2011, Connecticut experienced negative growth (-0.9%), and in 2010, the state’s economy grew by just 0.7%. “Hopefully we have seen the last of these lackluster numbers,” says CBIA economist Pete Gioia. “Businesspeople are predicting growth in several areas for this year and beyond, especially in manufacturing. So we’re

hoping that the numbers released today are history.” The top state for economic growth in 2013 was North Dakota (9.7%), followed by Wyoming (7.6%) and West Virginia (5.1%). Rounding out the top five were Oklahoma (4.2%) and Idaho (4.1%). The latest BEA statistics underscore the need for Connecticut policymakers to focus on improving the state’s economic competitiveness—the main goal of CT20x17. With the support of dozens of leading business and professional organizations from across the state, CT20x17 is a broadbased, multi-year campaign specifically aimed at driving Connecticut into the top 20 states for business by 2017.  Learn more at gov.cbia.com

TRANSPORTATION

State Fourth Highest in Congestion Costs per Highway Mile

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ongestion on the nation’s interstate highways added over $9.2 billion in operational costs to the trucking industry in 2013, according to a report by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI). ATRI used motor carrier financial data along with billions of anonymous truck GPS data points to calculate congestion delays and costs on each mile of interstate roadway. Delays totaled more than 141 million hours of lost productivity, which equated to over 51,000 truck drivers sitting idle for a working year. Noting that “congestion and related costs are typically concentrated in the states with the highest populations,” ATRI’s analysis reveals that California had the highest costs in 2013 (over $1.7 billion), followed by Texas (over $1 billion), and New York (nearly $846 million). Massachusetts was ninth, with $303 million in costs. Despite Connecticut having only the 29th-largest population of the 50 states (3,596,080) in 2013, the Nutmeg State, was number 17 in total congestion

costs at $197 million, a 2.2% increase over 2012.

concentrated on only 12% of the interstate mileage.

When congestion costs are measured on a per-mile basis, which, according to ATRI, “illustrates the intensity of congestion relative to the size of the transportation network,” Connecticut ranked fourth in the nation, with $272,729 in costs per interstate highway mile.

This concentration of congestion has been well-documented in previous work by ATRI, which identified the worst truck bottlenecks in the U.S. In 2013, Connecticut accounted for six of the worst 100 bottlenecks in the country:

The Los Angeles metropolitan area saw the highest cost at nearly $1.1 billion, with New York City close behind at $984 million. Third highest was Chicago at $467 million, followed by Dallas-Ft. Worth ($406 million), and Washington, D.C. ($379 million). The cost-per-mile data tell a slightly different story. Although Los Angeles and New York still led the way at $1.4 million and $801,121 respectively, the third spot was taken by the Bridgeport-StamfordNorwalk metro area, with $717,041 in congestion costs per mile—higher than San Francisco-Oakland (fourth at $679,614, and Washington, D.C. (fifth at $627,246). Congestion tended to be most severe in urban areas, with 89% of the congestion costs

 18th most congested—Hartford (I-84 at I-91)  40—New Haven (I-95 at I-91)  65—Stamford (I-95)  66—Norwalk (I-95)  80—Bridgeport (I-95 at Rt. 8)  92—Waterbury (I-84 at Rt. 8) Transportation infrastructure is often a factor in independent rankings of states’ business climates and, as the above data suggests, Connecticut has not fared well. For example, the state ranked 49th in that category in CNBC’s Top States for Business 2013 index.  Learn more at cbia.com

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