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July 1, 2013 | VOL. 49, No. 26

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uNemploymeNt Held steady at 8 percent in May as Connecticut added just 1,000 nonfarm jobs … 3

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fisherMen support liMiting pesticides in effort to reViVe loBster industry BY PATRICK GALLAGHER pgallagher@westfairinc.com

lobstermeN aNd lawmakers hope a bill passed during the recent legislative session to restrict the use of certain pesticides will help revive a quintessential New England industry that has experienced a painful decline in Connecticut. The bill, H.B. 6441, will require the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) to establish a plan by

September to restrict the use or application of the pesticides methoprene and resmethrin — which have been found to impact the lobster population — near the coastline. The Long Island Sound has historically been home to some of the richest waters for lobster fishing, but over the past 15 years, lobster landings — the term for lobsters caught by fishermen — have fallen by 99 percent in the central and western portions of the sound, according to the DEEP.

mid investigations of a MetroNorth train collision and an employee fatality, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is asking Connecticut residents to submit their dream public transportation initiatives as a way to increase public outreach on transportation issues. On a new interactive website, TransformCT.org, Malloy and the Connecticut Department of Transportation are asking users to submit feedback related to public transportation initiatives as the state builds a strategic vision for the future. By logging on with Facebook, LinkedIn or Google, the website is an attempt to solicit new ideas on how to improve the state’s bus lines, bike paths and rail infrastructure In just one day online, the state has already received a number of responses on the site, which is a positive sign, said Paul Mounds, Malloy’s director of government affairs. As the state looks for federal funding to build its Metro-North rail line from New Haven to Hartford and make other improvements, Mounds said the state is hoping to use the site as a way to show the state’s need for funding. But when it comes to future railroad improvements, Connecticut may already have a leg up on the regional competition in having its voice heard. James P. Redeker, commissioner of Connecticut’s Department of Transportation (DOT), was recently named chairman of the Northeast Corridor (NEC), which governs the

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dozen ugly buildings along Bridgeport’s waterfront have long been emblematic of the city’s hardscrabble existence and mismanagement by politicians over the decades. For anyone who has traveled along Interstate 95, the view of the harbor was less then memorable. But today, as traffic slows on the highway, travelers can see construction vehicles as workers begin creating the infrastructure for the 50-acre, mixed use development known as Steelpointe Harbor. “It will be a dramatic improvement for Bridgeport,” Mayor Bill Finch said. “It’s going to generate millions of trips to the city we don’t currently have, revitalize the waterfront and change our skyline.”

Renderings of Steelpointe Harbor courtesy of RCI Marine Inc.

The project is expected to cost developers hundreds of millions of dollars and bring in up to two dozen new retailers and restaurants to Bridgeport. “It’s a very exciting and visionary plan that’s taken quite some time to get going,” Finch said. “It’s got a tremendous amount of upside for the city of Bridgeport.” More than 20 years ago, city officials designated the site as a waterfront development project and have since

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spent more than $50 million preparing and cleaning the land. The site is across the harbor from downtown Bridgeport along Stratford Avenue. Using an $11 million federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant, the city has now begun construction on critical infrastructure, burying utilities, fixing the land’s sewer system and building roads.

The grant is the largest in the city’s history and is designed to help modernize the road system by including pedestrian and bike-friendly designs with easy access to public transportation. Like many coastal cities, Bridgeport’s waterfront was previously reserved for industrial use, but has since become an in-demand public asset. As a result, the harbor development will include a 75-foot-long promenade with 24-hour public access. Finch said people will be given a new perspective on the city once they’re able to get to the waterfront. “We have a beautiful water view,” Finch said. “When you’re there and you look back at the city you have a completely different feeling. It changes your perspective.” After pursuing the project for 12 years, developer Robert Christoph said he was happy to see his company, RCI Marine Inc., selected as the project developer. Based in Miami Beach, Christoph and his son Robert Christoph Jr. have worked on a number of major waterfront projects, including the revitalization of Miami Beach in the mid-1980s. “We have a long history of taking underperforming areas and rehabilitating and realigning them,” Christoph said. “I think it will be a wonderful destination as a place to live, place to shop (and) place to be entertained.” So far Bass Pro Shops is the only retailer to sign on as a tenant and is currently in the process of applying for tax increment financing (TIF) with the state. If approved, the store’s management will essentially be able to use tax credits to help develop its property. Once the company’s TIF application is finalized, Christoph said he anticipates making more announcements regarding retailers moving to the location by the end of the year. Christoph said he expects up to 10 restaurants and 14 retailers to occupy the more than 2.8 million square feet available. Additionally, two major hotels and a couple residential developers are considering developing property on the site, Christoph said. “The key component is developing the anchor tenants,” Christoph said. “It sets the stage and tone for what a project will ultimately be and become.” Bass Pro Shop, which is expected to draw in customers from New Jersey and New York, is expected to open within a year.


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San Francisco-based firm that helped pioneer a third-party ownership model for residential solar panel systems announced it is expanding its services into Connecticut. Sunrun Inc., which has more than 34,000 customers in 10 states, works with homeowners who are looking to take advantage of solar power but can’t afford the steep upfront costs associated with a system’s installation, with those costs ranging from $20,000 to more than $30,000 for a single-family home. Much like a power plant might sign an agreement with a utility to sell the electricity it produces to the utility at a fixed rate, Sunrun buys and pays for the installation of solar systems on customers’ homes and sells customers the energy generated by their systems under a 20-year, fixed contract. As owner, Sunrun also insures and pays for the maintenance of its systems, while customers can buy electricity at a lower and more predictable rate than

they would receive from their electric utility, company officials say. “We remove two of the biggest barriers to home solar adoption: high upfront costs and the hassle of owning solar panels,” said Lynn Jurich, co-founder and co-CEO of Sunrun. Under a 20-year power purchase agreement signed with Sunrun, “Homeowners are able to lock in low electricity rates and we take care of everything else,” Jurich said. Sunrun contracts with local solar providers for the installation and maintenance of the systems. For Connecticut installations, Sunrun is partnering with Roof Diagnostics Inc., which is headquartered in Wall, N.J.; Real Goods Solar Inc., a Colorado firm whose East Coast headquarters is in Wilton; REC Solar Inc., a California firm with an office in Somerset, N.J.; and Trinity Solar Inc., also based in Wall, N.J., with an office in Plainville. The move to Connecticut comes a year and a half after Sunrun expanded into New York state. Sunrun also has customers in New Jersey and Massachusetts.

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onnecticut private sector employers added 2,400 jobs in May as the state’s unemployment rate was 8 percent for the fourth straight month, the state Department of Labor reported June 20. With government employment decreasing by 1,400 in May, Connecticut added just 1,000 nonfarm jobs after nonfarm employment grew by 6,400 in April. Over the past year, Connecticut has added an average of 1,040 nonfarm jobs a month. The state’s unemployment rate has fallen four-tenths of a percentage point to 8 percent from 8.4 percent in May 2012. With the exception of February, when a blizzard affected monthly jobs numbers, Connecticut “has been experiencing consistent job growth so far this year,” said Andy Condon, research director for the Labor Department, in a release. “The upward turn in labor force participation, after 35 straight months of decline, may indicate increased confidence in labor market conditions. “However, there are still headwinds ahead. Federal budget sequester cuts could hinder employment growth pos-

sibilities throughout the rest of 2013,” Condon continued. Connecticut has recovered 58,600 positions, or 48.3 percent of the total nonfarm jobs that were lost from March 2008 to February 2010. In contrast to much of the state, the Bridgeport-Stamford labor market area fared well in May, gaining 1,500 jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis. For the year ended in May, the Bridgeport-Stamford region picked up 4,300 jobs, trailing just the Hartford region, which added 6,500 jobs during that span. The Danbury labor market area lost 100 jobs in May from the previous month, but over the past year it added 1,100 jobs. Gains in May were led by the professional and business services sector and the education and health services sector, which respectively added 2,300 and 1,700 jobs. They were among the lone bright spots, however, as the manufacturing industry shed 1,200 jobs, the financial activities sector lost 600 jobs, the leisure and hospitality sector lost 200 jobs and government cut 1,400 positions.

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Fed signals ‘moderate’ economic growth THE FOLLOWING ARE EXCERPTS OF A JUNE 19 STATEMENT BY THE FEDERAL OPEN MARKET COMMITTEE, A COMMITTEE WITHIN THE FEDERAL RESERVE CHARGED WITH MAKING MONETARY AND INTEREST RATE DECISIONS. “Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in May suggests that economic activity has been expanding at a moderate pace. Labor market conditions have shown further improvement in recent months, on balance, but the unemployment rate remains elevated. Household spending and business fixed investment advanced, and the housing sector has strengthened further, but fiscal policy is restraining economic growth. Partly reflecting transitory influences, inflation has been running below the committee’s longerrun objective, but longer-term inflation expectations have remained stable. “Consistent with its statutory mandate, the committee seeks to foster maximum employment and price stability. The committee expects that, with appropriate policy accommodation, economic growth will proceed at a moderate pace and the unemployment rate will gradually decline toward levels the committee judges consistent with its dual mandate. The committee sees the downside risks to the outlook for the economy and the labor market as having diminished since the fall. The committee also anticipates that inflation over the medium term

likely will run at or below its 2 percent objective. “To support a stronger economic recovery and to help ensure that inflation, over time, is at the rate most consistent with its dual mandate, the committee decided to continue purchasing additional agency mortgage-backed securities at a pace of $40 billion per month and longer-term Treasury securities at a pace of $45 billion per month. The committee is maintaining its existing policy of reinvesting principal payments from its holdings of agency debt and agency mortgage-backed securities in agency mortgage-backed securities and of rolling over maturing Treasury securities at auction. Taken together, these actions should maintain downward pressure on longer-term interest rates, support mortgage markets, and help to make broader financial conditions more accommodative. “The committee will closely monitor incoming information on economic and financial developments in coming months. The committee will continue its purchases of Treasury and agency mortgage-backed securities, and employ its other policy tools as appropriate,

THEY SAID IT “the federal statute is invalid, for no legitimate purpose overcomes the purpose and effect to disparage and injure those whom the state, by its marriage laws, sought to protect in personhood and dignity. By seeking to displace this protection and treating those persons as living in marriages less respected than others, the federal statute is in violation of the fifth amendment.”

until the outlook for the labor market has improved substantially in a context of price stability. The committee is prepared to increase or reduce the pace of its purchases to maintain appropriate policy accommodation as the outlook for the labor market or inflation changes. In determining the size, pace, and composition of its asset purchases, the committee will continue to take appropriate account of the likely efficacy and costs of such purchases as well as the extent of progress toward its economic objectives. “To support continued progress toward maximum employment and price stability, the committee expects that a highly accommodative stance of monetary policy will remain appropriate for a considerable time after the asset purchase program ends and the economic recovery strengthens. In particular, the committee decided to keep the target range for the federal funds rate at 0 to 1/4 percent and currently anticipates that this exceptionally low range for the federal funds rate will be appropriate at least as long as the unemployment rate remains above 6½ percent, inflation between one and two years ahead is projected to be no more than a half percentage point above the committee’s 2 percent longer-run goal, and longerterm inflation expectations continue to be well anchored. In determining how long to maintain a highly accommodative stance of monetary policy, the committee will also consider other information, including additional measures of labor market conditions, indicators of inflation pressures and inflation expectations, and readings on financial developments. When the committee decides to begin to remove policy accommodation, it will take a balanced approach consistent with its longer-run goals of maximum employment and inflation of 2 percent.”

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Stamford company seeks to monetize hyperlocal media push BY MARK LUNGARIELLO mlungariello@westfairinc.com

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ick O’Hare first realized the potential of the Internet in 1992, when some media old-timers still looked at beepers and one-hour photo shops as high-tech. O’Hare was working in sales for CMP Media, publishers of the now-defunct NetGuide magazine, when he first visited the CIA website. He used Mosaic, a browser that predated Internet Explorer, clicked through the site, and realized how large an Internet audience could be. The future could mean a digital gold rush for both publishers and advertisers, he thought. “You could see the potential,” O’Hare said during a recent interview at the Stamford office of Local Yokel Media, the digital ad platform he launched two years ago. “But, there was a lot of overexcitement in those days.” Anticipating the shift, but not establishing proper business models, led to the dot-com boom of the late 1990s and its subsequent bubble bursting. Today, that gold rush still hasn’t come. With metrics like click-through percentages now available, advertisers are looking for more immediate returns on Internet ads than they would have received from traditional print ads. And as larger new publications cut the size of their staffs and print circulations as their ad revenues deflate and their audiences migrate to online, they’ve pulled

back on local coverage. The one area of growth has been on the hyperlocal level, as smaller publications and blogs pop up to fill in the cracks that have opened in the coverage of larger, daily newspapers. Various estimates say there are anywhere between 6,000 and 10,000 hyperlocal news blogs and 17,000 independent community newspapers in the country. The question has been how to monetize these industry shifts. O’Hare may have the answer, though he shrugs off being the guy who figured out online advertising. “We aren’t aiming to be the silver bullet,” he said. “We just want to be really good at the niche we’re focused on.” The niche of hyperlocal publications became O’Hare’s focus after stints with DoubleClick, AOL Media Networks and Yahoo Inc. over the years. What he realized, he said, were opportunities to improve how an ad reaches its intended audience. The company has both a supply and demand arm to its business model. First, it aggregates a list of hyperlocal websites, blogs and the sites of community newspapers, and then organizes them by ZIP code. Then, it matches up advertisers with publications based on the intended audience, going further than simple “geotargeting” of an audience in a certain geographic location. For publishers, Local Yokel aims to be the next best choice to selling their own ads. For advertisers, the company aims to offer an effective way to find customers

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nation’s busiest train line stretching from Boston to Washington D.C. In light of the recent train accidents in Connecticut, Maryland and Missouri, Redeker is likely up for a term of sweeping new measures, too. Charged with the corridor’s maintenance and development, the NEC commission consists of representatives from Amtrak, eight states and the U.S. DOT. “The charge to the commission is enormous,” Redeker said. “The challenge is to reach agreement on those outcomes among all members.” Within the next two years, the commission plans to create a five-year investment strategy, update its critical needs

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that is transparent and where ad buyers aren’t left guessing which sites their ads will appear on. “In essence, what we are building is a marketplace,” O’Hare said, adding that working with hyperlocals gives a more authentic approach to sales. “We think hyperlocal publishers are pillars of their communities.” The business model can be attractive to national advertisers as well, who may want to announce the opening of a new store locally, for example. Meineke and L.L. Bean are among some of the larger companies who’ve become clients. A strong creative team can help the company grow in terms of national clients, O’Hare said. Growing won’t be a problem in the short term. In the past year, the company has increased its publisher base by 800 percent and upped revenue by 250 percent. New clients on the publisher side include Hersam Acorn newspapers in Fairfield County and DNAInfo.com, a local news site covering neighborhoods in New York City and Chicago. On June 18, Local announced it had closed its first institutional funding round, having raised $2.15 million from Connecticut Innovations, the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development and Gold Ridge Asset management, a private equity and investment firm. O’Hare and the company are at “the right place at the right time,” according to David Audibert, managing director of

those plans, Redeker also said the state of Connecticut could stand to benefit from his position as NEC chairman. “I will be able to easily bring forward Connecticut issues and ensure that they are addressed successfully,” Redeker said. “I believe that will result in positive changes to the service, performance, costs and capital program for Connecticut.” Considering the public outcry following the recent train derailment in Fairfield and employee fatality in West Haven, the state will likely need all the help it can get, too. On May 17, roughly 73 passengers were injured when a train heading east along the New Haven line derailed before getting sideswiped by a westbound train. Just 11 days later a Metro-North track foreman was also struck and killed by a train

Dick O’Hare in front of the Stamford Innovation Center, a cooperative workspace that several startup companies and entrepreneurs call home.

investments for Connecticut Innovations, a quasi-public corporation that privates financial assistance to grow the state’s economic and tech base. “By 2016, more than one in every four ad dollars will be spent on digital media,” Audibert said. “We expect Local Yokel Media to be part of that mix.” A recent report by BIA/Kelsey predicts the online and digital segment of the U.S. local media market will grow from $21.2 billion in 2011 to $38.1 billion in 2016, according to Greg Sterling, of Sterling Market Intelligence and Opus Research. “This is a giant opportunity that has been waiting for a scalable platform and approach,” he said.

when it was routed onto a track believed to be out of service. Damage from the train derailment alone is estimated at $18 million. Over the summer, the state plans to make several track upgrades and continue implementing safeguards. Ahead of formal recommendations by the National Transportation Safety Board, which is investigating the cause of the accidents, Metro-North officials say they have taken several steps to review its processes and make necessary changes. So far the operator has built in additional safeguards, increased inspections using specialized equipment, inspected all joints similar to the one where the train derailment occurred and worked to identify more ways to improve the track’s maintenance and inspection programs.


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For the sound as a whole, lobster landings have declined from 3.7 million pounds in 1998 to 142,000 pounds in 2011. The industry has crumbled as a result and fishermen have blamed the use of pesticides that can flow into the sound as a result of storm runoff. Today, the West End Long Island Sound Lobster Association estimates there are just 15 to 20 lobstermen left in Connecticut, down from more than 1,200 in the 1990s, decimating what Roger Frate said had been a $100 million industry in Connecticut. “I’ve been fishing for almost — over — 50 years,” said Frate, owner of the Darien Seafood Market and president of the Lobster Association at a June 24 press conference at his shop. “We’ve been fighting this … for the last 13 years. I can’t believe something was done. I wish the DEP (now the DEEP) would have listened to us years ago.” Tony Carlo, a fellow fisherman, said he has been working less the past several years due to the lobster population decline. “I’m hoping it’s not too late and I’m hoping that there can be a future out in Long Island Sound for us,” Carlo said. “It’s been a bittersweet thing for everybody to rally, finally, after all this time. Bitter about a lot of things, basically because we lost our livelihoods.” In 2011, the DEEP discovered small amounts of the pesticides methoprene and resmethrin — which are found in commercial mosquito-control products such as Altosid, Scourge and Crossfire — in the tissue of lobsters caught in the waters south of Norwalk. The pesticides are primarily used to combat West Nile Virus, which first surfaced in Connecticut in the late 1990s. Lance Stewart, a retired professor of marine biology at the University of Connecticut who began his career studying lobsters and their growth and reproduction cycles, said there is evidence that methoprene and resmethrin can inhibit the development of lobsters, which, as arthropods, possess a number of genetic similarities to mosquitoes. In response to the discoveries, the DEEP ordered a broader study of whether the lobster population is being impacted by the two pesticides, with results expected by late July, in addition to any changes brought about by H.B. 6441.

With the passage of H.B. 6441, Connecticut joins Rhode Island and Massachusetts in restricting the use of methoprene and resmethrin. Many of the legislators who spoke at last week’s press conference said the onus is now on New York state. “New York state is still using these chemicals, and obviously they’re using it to try to curtail the West Nile Virus, but there are alternatives out there and what we need to do is put pressure so that they can follow along with what the other states are doing,” said state Sen. Carlo Leone, whose district includes Darien and Stamford. State Rep. Terry Backer discusses a bill aimed at restricting the use of two pesticides found to impact the lobster population at a June 24 press conference in Darien.

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Stellar night It was a standing-room only crowd for the 2013 Fairfield County 40 Under 40 celebration at Hotel Zero Degrees in Norwalk. Master of Ceremonies was a familiar face in the county as well as Major League Baseball, Bobby Valentine, who is now executive director of intercollegiate athletics at Sacred Heart University. Another familiar face was the keynote speaker, former World Wrestling Entertainment CEO and U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon. Sponsors of the event were Bank of America, Bruce Museum, Conair, McGladrey, Mercedes-Benz of Greenwich, Red Door Spa, ROAM, TD Bank and U.S. Trust. The event was presented by the Fairfield County Business Journal.

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1. Tiffany Ofiero and Babe Rizzuto 2. Christa Clark, Cara Ceraso and Mia Schipani 3. William and Beth Brucker 4. Ramon Bentley and his mother and father, Nancy and Ramon Bentley Sr. 5. Marsha Scott, Roberta Hatch and John Kahler 6. Meagan Korolyshun, Margaret Sahagian and Maureen Mackey 7. Pamela Hearn, Greg Kazmierazak, Timothy Bartlett and Joe Rusopo 8. Doodnauth Hiraman, Laura Lavelle, Frank Illuzzi and Larry Schek 9. David Barkstedt and Brian Feidt 10. Megan Smith-Gill, Martha and Lewis Olbrys and Mike Gill

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Future on display in Norwalk McMahon, Bobby V headline 8th annual 40 Under 40 BOBBY VALENTINE

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ore than 300 people crowded into Hotel Zero Degrees in Norwalk June 20 to pay tribute to some of Fairfield County’s most successful young professionals. The 8th annual Fairfield County 40 Under 40 awards ceremony, presented by the Fairfield County Business Journal in partnership with 10 of the region’s chambers of commerce, honored 41 individuals under the age of 40 and featured local success stories Linda McMahon and Bobby Valentine. McMahon, former CEO of Stamfordbased World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and a two-time candidate for U.S. Senate, said passion is no guarantee of success but nonetheless called on this year’s honorees to take chances and fight for their beliefs. “I am proof that hard work and passion for what you’re doing don’t always guarantee your success,” McMahon said with a laugh. “Believe me, if passion and hard work were all that it would take to be elected, I’d be addressing you tonight

as Senator McMahon.” Emphasizing that the award winners’ careers had only just begun, McMahon said she was inspired to be among the group of promising young individuals who, like her, weren’t satisfied with sitting on the sidelines. “I ran for Senate because I believe we need people who are willing to step up to the plate and swing for the fences; it’s the only way to get anything done,” McMahon said. “This is not a room full of people who sit on the sidelines and yell at the TV, and who don’t take chances and who don’t get involved. It gives me such great hope to look at your faces of such young leaders. Your skills and commitment to get things done, create jobs and build in your communities, give me hope that the American dream is alive and well.” The Business Journal and the chambers selected the winners based on nominees’ business accomplishments, leadership qualities and personal business -improvement efforts. To be considered, nominees had to be between the ages of 21 and 39 and had to work in Fairfield County.

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Valentine, a former Major League Baseball player and manager of the New York Mets and Boston Red Sox, said he was also happy to address the winners, advising they keep in mind the three Rs — responsibility, respect and reality — to “keep you successful in life, when your world is spinning quickly.” To be successful, people must be responsible to themselves and others but also respectful toward those two groups as well, Valentine said. “Everyone says respect is a reflective word; the more you give the more you get it,” he said. “But also understand, because it is a reflective word,

that person you see reflected in the mirror is the person you have to respect most in life. When you’re making a deal, doing your thing … make sure when you look in the mirror, the image you see is an image you respect.” If you do, Valentine said, the reality you’ll be face with will be a joyous and successful one. In February, Valentine, a Stamford native, was named the executive director of intercollegiate athletics at Sacred Heart University. “You’re having a great ride,” Valentine said. “I want you to enjoy that ride.”

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NEWS IN BRIEF

gOP FightS gaS taX hiKe

After General Assembly members voted earlier this month to approve an increase in gas taxes to balance the state budget, Republican legislators are holding a statewide protest and launching a petition to stop the hike. As of July 1, gas prices are expected to increase 4 cents per gallon, as the new tax on the wholesale price of gas increases from 7 percent to 8.1 percent. Republican leaders held a statewide protest June 25 and sought sup-

port for a petition to stop the tax hike at AxeTheGasTaxCT.com.

hOSPital WarnS OF CUtS

After the state budget cut funding to hospitals, officials at the Western Connecticut Health Network say there will likely be cuts in staff and services over the next two years at Danbury and New Milford hospitals. The budget for the 2014 and 2015 fiscal years cuts funding to hospitals by about $550 million, and will deliver about $30

million less to the Western Connecticut Health Network and its two hospitals. Earlier this month, St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport reportedly eliminated 100 positions and laid off 50 employees in response to the budget cuts.

Sale OF PUBliSher aPPrOVeD

Main Street Connect L.L.C., which does business as The Daily Voice, was given bankruptcy court approval to sell its 41 news websites covering towns in Fairfield County and Westchester County to found-

er Carll Tucker and two shareholders. A White Plains, N.Y., bankruptcy judge approved the sale of Main Street Connect’s 41 websites — including 11 in Fairfield County — to Tucker and the two shareholders for $800,000, after no other bids for the company were received. The Armonk, N.Y. company had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in May, with Tucker claiming that a lawsuit brought by two former reporters against the publisher was precluding Main Street Connect from attracting new investments while also depriving it of funds needed to maintain operations, according to court documents. In its May 7 bankruptcy filing, Main Street Connect listed assets of $395,000 and liabilities of more than $870,000, including $550,000 in secured debt.

SMOOthie FranChiSeS POOl aD DOllarS

With more people seeking healthier fast food options, a group of owners of Connecticut smoothie franchises plans to increase its advertising efforts — starting in Fairfield County. Eight Fairfield County Robeks franchises recently banded together to form an advertising “co-op” to expand their customer base and brand recognition. Established in 1996, Robeks Corp. is a national fruit smoothie and healthy snack company with more than 100 locations nationwide, including 11 in Connecticut. Earlier this month, ads began running on Pandora radio, Cablevision and in local movie theaters. The group has also reserved several billboards along Route 1 in Fairfield County.

trUMBUll ‘BOOMing’

Trumbull ranked first among Connecticut towns in the “Top Booming Suburbs in America” survey conducted by Coldwell Banker Real Estate L.L.C. The survey ranked more than 1,500 U.S. communities based on year-over-year employment increases, the health of their respective job markets, proximity to good schools, safety and the presence of “suburban staples” like banks and grocery stores, among other categories. While no Connecticut towns cracked the national top 10, seven of the top 10 “booming suburbs” in Connecticut are in Fairfield County. Westport, Ridgefield, Newtown and Fairfield rounded out the top five, with Greenwich ranked seventh and Shelton ninth. Onboard Informatics, a provider of real estate information and technology solutions, collaborated with Coldwell Banker to produce the rankings. -— Jennifer Bissell and Patrick Gallagher

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Malloy envisions energy-independent future Investments in energy, education could ‘guarantee full employment’

BY JENNIFER BISSELL jbissell@westfairinc.com

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usiness owners can look forward to cheaper energy costs as changes to state and national policies are enacted, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy told attendees at the 21st annual Stamford Downtown Special Services District (DSSD) dinner. “North America is about to be energy independent … not in a matter of years but in a matter of months,” Malloy told property owners June 25 at the dinner held at the Stamford Marriott Hotel and Spa. “Wrap your heads around the fact that we’re going to have relatively cheaper energy, relative to other countries.” As the United States, Canada and Mexico combine their hydropower, natural gas, oil and clean energy initiatives, Malloy said the next 50 years would be marked by a reliance on domestic energy and cheaper energy costs than those of Asia, Europe and South America. “When we start to build the systems to take advantage of that we’re going

to bring back manufacturing, especially higher-value manufacturing, to the United States,” he said. “It doesn’t make sense to load a lot of raw material on boats, take them to different countries for a slightly added value and then somehow get the product back here.” Before getting carried away with the notion however, Malloy warned that government must act to invest in education — from pre-K to the post-graduate level — to prepare the workforce for an increase in jobs. At a time when just more than half of the state’s urban high school students are graduating and Connecticut’s workforce is aging at the seventh-fastest rate in the nation, Malloy said the state needs to continue making efforts to change course. “We can guarantee full employment in Connecticut within a generation,” he said. As governor, Malloy said he has come to realize that not all of the state’s cities are like Stamford and have already realized the need for strategic planning. Before becoming governor, Malloy served as the mayor of Stamford for 14 years.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy addresses property owners at the 21st annual Stamford Downtown Special Services District dinner.

“The more time I spend in other cities in Connecticut and around the nation, the more I realize how very special Stamford is,” said Malloy, saying the city should be used as a model for the state as it plans its future. With its continued urban redevelopment, population growth and new innovation center, Malloy congratulated the city and the DSSD on its successes and putting the city on a trajectory for continued growth. “I grew up in a city that is unlike other cities in this state,” Malloy said of Stamford. “A city that 50 years ago

decided to change its course, establish a course and then stay on that course. That has not been the model for Connecticut for a very long time.” Touting his job creation efforts such as First Five, the Small Business Express loan program, Step Up and the Bioscience Connecticut initiative, Malloy said he was on a mission to create a stronger Connecticut economy for years to come. “I know there’s people in this state that just don’t get it,” Malloy said. “This is about changing the direction, the trajectory, of the state of Connecticut.”

We’re Moving!

The law firm of Berchem, Moses & Devlin, P.C. is pleased to announce it is moving its Westport office to 1221 Post Road East, Westport, CT 06880 Phone: (203) 227-9545 • Fax: (203) 227-2443 Effective July 1, 2013 www.bmdlaw.com

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BY ANDI GRAY

Changing behavior in order to get better as a company, we have to change how we’re doing some things. But i’m finding it difficult to break old habits — for myself and the people who report to me. how can i help everyone here get better at building new habits? the alternative is to get rid of everyone and start fresh — just kidding! that’s not an option at all. What should i do?

tHougHts oF tHe day: Habits are powerful and can be hard to change. The good news is human beings are wired to learn. It is usually less expensive to work on changing behaviors than it is to fire otherwise good people and train their replacements. Learn how to make the process of changing habits rewarding. What people do during most of the day is a combination of conscious thought and unconscious activity. The newer the activity, the more conscious people need to be. The more repetitive tasks are done almost unconsciously. Those are the habits. Our brains get wired through the process of repetition. Repetition leads to well-worn pathways in the brain. The more practiced the habit, the more worn the pathway, the harder it is to change

behaviors. To make changes it’s necessary to carve out new neural pathways in the brain. And to get the brain to stop using the old paths — that’s the challenging part. One interesting statistic I’ve heard is that building a new habit takes 21 days of practicing or repeating the new behavior. That’s related to what it takes to carve a new neural pathway in the brain. Because humans are wired to acquire, process and use new knowledge, the door is open for us to build new habits, replacing the older, less successful ones. It’s all in figuring out how to go about doing that. In order to change habits, set up reminders, plan out activities and include rewards. Take an active approach to

practice to change habits and create new neural pathways. Build new routines to go with the habits you’re looking to change. Eventually, you’ll free up the conscious brain by consciously practicing new activities so much that they turn into unconscious activities. See yourself as successfully practicing until new behaviors become new habits. Keep a record of your progress. Be aware of the changes that are happening. Look for gradual changes over time, rather than rapidly attempting big changes. Give up trying to be perfect. Accept that you may miss an activity, catch yourself and get back to practicing the new habit as quickly as possible. Do use visualization to strengthen and deepen the habits you’re trying to build. See yourself performing success-

“Because humans are wired to acquire, process and use new knowledge, the door is open for us to build new habits, replacing the older, less successful ones. it’s all in figuring out how to go about doing that.”

change. Consciously pursue new activities. Practice new skills and behaviors repetitively. Build up new pathways in the brain — the new habits. Stay off the old pathways long enough for them to fade away due to lack of use. Here are some steps that can help: • Figure out what it is you’re trying to do differently and what you hope to accomplish by doing that. • De�ine the new behavior or habit, clearly, in writing, so you can be conscious about it. • Set up a time and place to practice the new behavior regularly. In other words, make the experience of change meaningful. Practice. Allow time for change to occur. Focus on the wins. It takes conscious intervention and

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fully. Imagine in your mind’s eye the steps you go through to accomplish the new behavior. Focus on change as bringing pleasure rather focusing on than pain that may accompany struggling to change. Looking for a good book? Try “Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long” by David Rock. Andi Gray is president of Strate�y Leaders Inc., strate�yleaders.com, a business-consulting firm that specializes in helping entrepreneurial firms grow. She can be reached by phone at (877) 238-3535. Do you have a question for Andi? Please send it to her, via email at AskAndi@ Strate�yLeaders.com.Visit AskAndi.com for an entire library of articles.


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BY BRUCE NEWMAN

Living in the era of Big Data

n many of my past presentations, I would include a slide from a commercial stating, “What happens in Las Vegas stays in Las Vegas.” I would then add the line, “And Twitter, Facebook, YouTube.” It was always good for a knowing laugh (or at least a smile). And yet, that simple slide contained an unsettling truth: that increasingly, parts of our lives and activities are on display online or readily available through some simple search. We live in the era of Big Data. Simply put, Big Data is the accumulation of massive amounts of online information that are — usually — available and collected for data mining and marketing purposes. Three of the largest collectors of Big Data include Google, Microsoft and Facebook. There are many companies that follow closely behind. Perhaps this is why the outcry against our government’s collecting of data has mostly been met with a shrug. We are so immersed with our online activities and the knowledge that this data is already being collected that we merely denote its occurrence and con-

tinue on with our activities. Yes, some organizations — most notably the ACLU — and some people have taken action, created hashtags or blog posts or at least reported on some aspect about it but overall, these recent revelations of widespread data access by the government have elicited little reaction. Or maybe, by just fitting everything under the umbrella of national security, that by itself is sufficient for most people. One of the few points that all three panelists could agree upon in Westfair Communication’s debate involving social media several months ago was that the Internet is managed and controlled by a handful of large companies. The debate itself focused — in part — on whether these social media platforms were beneficial to most businesses when used effectively. I believe they are and in the process have transformed how business is accomplished in today’s world. But, the downside — as argued by one panelist — was at what cost to ourselves and our personal privacy. A recent article in The New York Times discussed how President Obama’s

key team of data analysts were able to analyze the data of millions of people to determine how to get them to support Obama in the 2012 election. They developed a complicated algorithm that ranked every man and woman to a persuasion score (0-10). One aspect of their persuasion method utilized Facebook friends as a means to sway potential supporters. This wasn’t a national security issue, but it did utilize extensive data mining and algorithmic techniques — many of which can be reformulated and utilized for marketing and political purposes. One of the key areas we focus on when we are creating a marketing campaign is the identification of your target market and the ability to effectively reach it. That is the value platform (on a basic level) of most marketing campaigns. It also forms the basis for content marketing which, when done well, is extremely effective. And yet, this process is dwarfed by the shadow of Big Data and the new data mining techniques that accompany it. Much of the information relayed

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online and via the news media has focused on the incredible amount of data that is being collected by both the government and many businesses. According to IBM, 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created every day. This amount is truly staggering. Yet, what these reports have largely overlooked are the algorithms and analysis required to make sense of all this data. How can you look through all of this data to find the proverbial needle in the haystack? That’s the true challenge. It is what several startup and existing companies are anticipating as the new wave of data mining and what will ultimately determine the success or failure of the government’s Big Data collection endeavor; not that we will hear of it, of course. Bruce Newman is the president of wwWebevents.com, a division of The Productivity Institute L.L.C., and the creator of The Complete Webinar Training Course, an online course that helps companies create and promote highly successful webinars. He can be reached at bnewman@prodinst.com.


Building for health care Developers plan summer construction start in Purchase

BY JOHN GOLDEN jgolden@westfairinc.com

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wo metropolitan developers with strong ties to Westchester County expect to break ground in August on an 85,000-square-foot office building in Purchase to be leased by one of the county’s largest medical group practices. It will be the first class-A office building to rise in Westchester in 25 years. Simone Healthcare Development, a division of Bronx-based Simone Development Cos., and Fareri Associates L.P., the family-owned company based in Greenwich, recently applied for a building permit from the town of Harrison for a four-story office building with underground parking at 3030 Westchester Ave. in the Harrison Executive Medical Park. The approximately $22 million construction project is scheduled to be completed in 18 months.

Westmed Medical Group has signed a long-term lease to fully occupy the new building, Simone Development announced. The development will feature custom-built medical suites ranging from 1,500 square feet to 26,000 square feet. Formerly the Harrison Executive Park, the 13-acre campus off I-287 is owned by Simone Development. The company’s largest commercial property in Westchester includes three buildings, which total 135,000 square feet of office space. The company website lists more than 20 medical practices and health care companies as tenants on the Purchase campus. The physician-owned Westmed Medical Group numbers approximately 260 doctors and about 1,000 employees at eight locations in the county. Headquartered at 2700 Westchester Ave. in Purchase, Westmed operates a medical office at 3020 Westchester Ave. in Simone’s Harrison park.

Simone Development officials said practice specialties in the new Westmed building will include OB/GYN, internal medicine, gastrointestinal, radiology/ imaging, vascular surgery offices and imaging, ultrasound, plastic surgery, sleep labs, neurology, allergy and ear, nose and throat. Led by president Joseph Simone, Simone Development Cos. is also the developer of Sarosca Farm Estates, custom-built luxury homes in Purchase. The company in 2011 relocated its headquarters from New Rochelle to its Hutchinson Metro Center office campus in the Bronx. Fareri Associates, led by president and CEO John Fareri, has been a leading developer and proponent of medical and health care facilities in Westchester. Fareri and his wife Brenda raised some $40 million in donations to build the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center in memory of their 13-year-old daughter, who died

of rabies at the Valhalla center. The children’s hospital opened in 2004. While moving forward with Simone on construction in Purchase, Fareri Associates is seeking approval from the town of Mount Pleasant for a $500 million, 800,000-square-foot mixed-use development that would include medical facilities, retail stores, restaurants and a 120-room hotel for patients and their families on the county-owned Grasslands Reservation in Valhalla. In a second phase of the Grasslands project, Fareri has proposed to develop up to 2 million square feet of office space for biopharmaceutical and medical research companies. In Fareri’s hometown of Greenwich, he and Simone have worked on two other joint real estate projects. The developers in 2011 built a 39,000-square-foot retail and office building at 644 W. Putnam Ave. in Greenwich whose anchor tenant is CVS Pharmacy.

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FACES BanKing On a great night The First Bank of Greenwich hosted an event June 12 to launch its B2B initiative, which is composed of a unique community of small businesses that were helped through The First Bank of Greenwich advisory board. Frank Gaudio, the bank’s senior vice president, and Julia Chiappetta, business development consultant, produced the launch that drew more than 380 guests at JHouse in Greenwich. 1

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3. Frank Rogers and The Headrattlers Band. 4. Lee Milazzo, owner of Samuel Owen Gallery, and Jeff Pandolfino, owner of Green & Tonic. 5. Limo Marcal, builder; Tony Goncalves Sr., coowner 42 Restaurant; and Frank Gaudio, bank senior vice president. 6. Dom Bucci, Frank Gaudio, Michael Borelli, Gene Branca and Rocco Caputo, partner with Caputo & Boncardo. 7. John Fareri, president of Fareri Associates, and his wife, Brenda. 8. Glen Vancura, owner Dave’s Cycle and Fitness and guests. 9. Julia Chiappetta, business development, First Bank of Greenwich; Fred Camillo, State Representative 151st; Lynn Ambrose, senior vice president human resources Richemont NYC. Identifications are from left, unless otherwise noted. Photos courtesy of The First Bank of Greenwich.

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3.4.1 Studios L.L.C. 30 Corbin Drive, No. 1246, Darien 06820 656-3425 • 341studios.com

AJ Network Solutions P.O. Box 459, Tuckahoe, N.Y. 10707 (914) 309-6149 • ajns.com

Alex Bachuk 65 High Ridge Road, No. 545, Stamford 06905 alexbachuk.com

All Access Unlimited L.L.C. 91 Strawberry Hill Ave., Suite 933, Stamford 06902 276-9812 • allaccessunlimited.com

The Allen Group Inc. 50 Washington St., Fifth floor, Norwalk 06854 855-5777 • theallengroup.com

Allora Media 6 Trowbridge Drive, P.O. Box 516, Bethel 06801 743-2600 • alloramedia.com

Capitol Photointeractive 1139 Post Road, Fairfield 06824 255-4002 • capitolphotointeractive.com

Design to Spec L.L.C. P.O. Box 688, Newtown 06470 364-4030 • designtospec.com

Element 8 Interactive 606 Post Road East, No. 576, Westport 06880 292-0716 • element8design.com

FuelMedia Group 23 S. Main St., Norwalk 06854 838-8226 • fuelmedia.com

GiZoom 1305 Post Road, Suite 200, Fairfield 06824 418-7003 • gizoom.com

Infinite Web Designs L.L.C. 1895 Post Road, Unit C, Fairfield 06824 307-5107 • infinitewebdesigns.com

Main Street Interactive L.L.C. P.O. Box 1558, Fairfield 06825 mainstreetinteractive.com

Neifers 400 Main St., Suite 514-515, Stamford 06901 883-8270 • neifers.com

PCI Creative Group L.L.C. 652 Glenbrook Road, Suite 2-301, Stamford 06906 327-0410

Service Spider Pro 100 Mill Plain Road, Danbury 06811 300-5514 • servicespiderpro.com

Skygate Media 12 Elizabeth St., Suite 3, Norwalk 06854 810-4000 • skygatemedia.com

Studio162 162 Forst St., Stamford 06901 316-0331 • studio162.com

Synerge-marketing L.L.C. 2490 Black Rock Turnpike, Suite 422, Fairfield 06825 220-9333 • synergemarketing.com

Taylor Design 247 Main St., Stamford 06901 969-7200 • taylordesign.com

Zemoga 120 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton 06897 663-6214 • zemoga.com Questions or comments, call (914) 694-3600, ext. 3005. For inclusion on future lists, please email Afrey@westfairinc.com.

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SPECIAL REPORT

HOSPITALITY & TOURISM Summer concerts give downtown merchants a boost

Theater gives Ridgefield national exposure BY PATRICK GALLAGHER pgallagher@westfairinc.com

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taring at the dozens of movie posters, guitars and albums that dot her office and a floor-to-ceiling calendar detailing two years’ worth of events adjacent to her desk, the one thing Allison Stockel can’t do is tell you which show has been her favorite. “It’s hard to say,” she says. “Most of them are great.” Stockel will be marking her 10th year as executive director of The Ridgefield Playhouse in 2014. After a tough twoyear stretch from 2008 to 2009, she said patrons are beginning to come out in droves again. With July headlined by the likes of Lyle Lovett, Kansas, Survivor, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Leon Russell, Stockel said “the growth has been fabulous.” “When I first started on the board (of directors), we were booking maybe two to four shows a month. And now we do two to four shows a week, depending on the week,” Stockel said. The Playhouse, which was founded in 2000, is far more than just a concert and movie theater venue, Stockel said. The theater also hosts various speakers and community events, comedians, theater productions, art shows and a variety of workshops. “As a performing arts center, we really do pretty much everything. Our goal is to offer all aspects of the performing arts,” Stockel said. While the theater — which occupies a former school building — doesn’t seem like much from the exterior, Stockel said it draws crowds from up and down the East Coast. “We draw from as far as Maine, and we’ve drawn from as far south as the Carolinas, depending on the show,” she said. “These are national acts that perform in venues all over the world, so definitely there’s going to be a draw from those.” The Playhouse turns what would otherwise be a quiet suburb into a cultural hub, she said. “Ridgefield, for the size town it is, has a tremendous amount of

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From left: Julie Paltauf, CFO, Suzanne Brennan, chief development officer, Christine O’Leary, chief theater operations officer, and Allison Stockel, executive director. Photo courtesy of The Ridgefield Playhouse

culture,” Stockel said, noting the town’s nationally recognized museum, symphonic orchestra and a vibrant arts scene. She and CFO Julie Paltauf, who is marking her eighth year at Ridgefield Playhouse this year, have gotten some much-needed assistance this spring with the addition of Suzanne Brennan, who will serve as chief development officer, and Christine O’Leary, who will serve as chief theater operations officer, to the Playhouse’s executive team. “When I first started here as executive director, there were two other people here,” Stockel said. She said the additions “reflect the fact that we’ve grown so much as a performing arts center.” While in the past Stockel did everything from managing productions to booking performances to marketing

shows, the theater now has a much larger operations staff that requires managing. “So that’s why we felt we needed someone to oversee all of that.” “Everyone kind of utilizes the Playhouse because it’s a cultural hub for this area,” Stockel said. “We don’t want to just do it — we really want to do it well. And we think this is the right group. This is the type of place where you can’t just work here and have it be a job — you have to have a passion for what you do.” Stockel takes that to heart: since 2007, she has donated her full salary back to the theater. Additionally, Paltauf donates a portion of her time to the nonprofit Playhouse. “I’m lucky in the sense that I’m able to do it,” Stockel said. “I work here because I want to work here.”

tamford’s Alive@Five summer concert series is back at it again with a new lineup expected to appeal to all ages. “It’s a great, great series that really has captured the imagination of people in the entire region,” said Sandy Goldstein, president of the Stamford Downtown Special Services Division, which hosts the series. “There are a lot of summer concerts (in Connecticut), but Alive@Five is the gold standard.” The Wallflowers kicked off Alive@ Five June 20 and The Mavericks, Ryan Cabrera, Wynonna & the Big Noise, Bret Michaels, Matt Nathanson, Howie Day and Michael McDonald are expected to headline the rest of the eight-week summer concert series. It’s estimated that between 5,000 and 10,000 people attend the event each week, bringing a huge boost to downtown Stamford businesses, Goldstein said. For businesses in Columbus Park, where the stage is located, revenue increases five-fold compared with a regular Thursday night. “They love it, this boosts them for the whole year,” Goldstein said. “And after the concert is over, (people) funnel out to all the restaurants in the city. It’s an extraordinary economic boom to the downtown.” But of course Stamford isn’t the only city with its own summer concert series in Fairfield County. To name only a few, Rowayton, New Canaan, Greenwich and Westport all have their own lineups planned. In Westport, The Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts recently » sick, page 20

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The Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts opens its summer concert series on Jesup Green in Westport.

broke ground on its new band shell. However, the construction certainly won’t slow down its scheduling, said Carleigh Welsh, marketing and communications director for the pavilion. This year The Levitt Pavilion will host 50 free nights of music and entertainment downtown Westport on Jesup Green. And while the Levitt series may be less well known than Alive@Five, it’s still one of the largest and longest run-

ning in the state. During a course of the summer, more than 50,000 people will attend their events, Welsh said. This year, Foreigner was one the major acts scheduled to perform on the green. “It’s become a real community destination and tourist attraction,” Welsh said. “It’s free access to world-class artists, outdoors under the stars.” Using national data and spending averages by the Americans for the Arts 2012 economic report, Welsh estimated conservatively that the series generates an economic impact of nearly $1 million per summer in Westport.

“it’s become a real community destination and tourist attraction ... it’s free access to worldclass artists, outdoors under the stars.” — Carleigh Welsh

According national averages from the report, the average person spends $24.60 when they attend an arts event, outside of the cost of admission. Taking into consideration that Connecticut is a wealthier state but that the events are free and often attended by a mix of incomes, Welsh said she felt the national number was likely reflective of how much is spent in Westport too. Once the pavilion’s new band shell is completed, the pavilion also hopes to break its $1 million threshold with larger audience sizes. “I think that it’s an incredibly successful model that is very impactful,” Welsh said of town concert series. “When we open the new pavilion, it will take a quantum leap too.”

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JAM, Junior Art & Music, L.L.C. three years ago, JaM (Junior art & Music) quietly opened its doors to the public. since then, hundreds of children (ages 2 to 102) have benefited from the hands-on, process-oriented art and music that is JaM’s signature style. Whether painting, singing, splatting, spinning or drumming, children discovered unlimited creativity. now JaM is sadly leaving norwalk to open a smaller space in darien. JaM succeeded in many ways. in fact, this past January it was featured in Martha’s stewart’s small Business section. its most popular (and paying) function, however, was creating the ultimate art and music birthday party. favorite themes included “princess & pirate Jam”, “traffic Jam” and “peace, love & Jam.” (the latter included a tie-dye station and an art-in-the-dark room). in the past three years, JaM celebrated more than 300 birthdays. i realized the potential of the 2,100-square-foot space immediately but dreamed it would become more than just a birthday destination. located in an industrial building in the heart of downtown sono, JaM was accessible to many, but i also hoped to invite neighbors to JaM – the children who resided in the low-income housing across Water street. in fall 2011, JaM initiated share the Jam, a community outreach initiative, and immediately created connections with organizations throughout norwalk. interest was boundless, but funds scarce. yet 2012 started with good luck. on Jan. 1, i found a fedex envelope leaning against JaM’s front door. inside the envelope was an anonymous donation providing share the Jam with not only a check but a source of inspiration and hope. share the Jam quickly tapped into local connections at norwalk’s open door shelter, the george Washington carver community center, family & children’s agency, norwalk economic opportunity now (neon) and norwalk housing authority. a series of three different six-week classes were formed to host a total of 35 students ranging in age from 2 to 15. as a result of successful outreach, JaM received additional donations for summer camps and scholarships from the norwalk children’s foundation and the Myles M. Beringer foundation. in september, JaM will open an art and music boutique that will host intimate art and music workshops and retail at darien’s the little red schoolhouse on tokeneke road. JaM will also travel offsite to local schools with its new literary arts program. our hope is that JaM will be able to maintain the south norwalk space specifically for community outreach – a challenge that requires donors, cooperation and support from the local organizations, which JaM hosted in the past.

Dre Towey JaM founder and creative director Member, cultural alliance of fairfield county

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

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Arts & Culture of Fairfield County

VIEW NATURE IN MULTIMEDIA AT NEW WATERSHED SHOW

David Dunlop

celebrate the beauty and color of the natural world in “nature dreams in color,” a new show at Watershed gallery featuring local and international artists. “We wanted our summer show to be big, bold and fun,” says Jennifer Mathy, Watershed gallery’s director. “We’re showing four incredible artists in this exhibit and each uses unique color palettes and media to depict our natural environment.”

oil painter Bang si truc shipped in large waterscapes that depict the vibrant beauty of Vietnam using reds and oranges in his sunset scenes. new Zealand painter helene carpenter, who lived for 20 years in singapore, also explores the colors and flowers of asia in her work. carpenter layers gold leaf and mixes varnish with acrylics to create artwork that shifts with changing light and the viewer’s perspective. a pair of renowned american artists round out the show. photographer alison shaw made her career by capturing the expansive beauty of Martha’s Vineyard, often featuring acute sharpness and intensely saturated color in her work. By panning as she shoots, shaw minimizes extraneous details so the final photograph evokes the subject’s sensual nature. finally, david dunlop, renowned Wilton artist and host of the emmy award-winning pBs series “landscapes through time with david dunlop,” shows paintings on metal surfaces such as aluminum and gold. dunlop has been described as a modern-day old master whose luminous landscapes draw from both renaissance techniques and contemporary science. Watershed gallery exhibitions highlight art and artists who bring a fresh perspective and create an emotional connection for the viewer. for more information on the “nature dreams in color” exhibit, visit watershedgallery.com.

THE MARITIME AQUARIUM TAKES WING step into a lush aviary to share a laugh and a squawk with beautiful tropical birds that sip food from your hands in “lorikeets,” a special summer exhibit at the Maritime aquarium at norwalk. the exhibit features more than 50 free-flying lorikeets, colorful medium-sized parrots native to the south pacific. the birds come in a dazzling rainbow of colors with feathers that almost radiate an iridescent glow when seen in full sunlight. lorikeets are naturally found in rainforests and woodlands, but also in wooded urban areas where they primarily feed on the nectars of various blossoms and fruits. “in the Maritime aquarium exhibit, visitors can purchase a small cup of nectar before going into the exhibit, and the lorikeets may land on your hand, or your arm, or even your head to get to your nectar,” said Judith Bacal, the aquarium’s exhibits director. “We like

to say you can ‘get close’ at the Maritime aquarium. Well, you can’t get closer than having a bird on your shoulder.” lorikeets are specially adapted to their sweet nectar diet through their specialized tongue. tiny hair-like appendages called papillae form a u shape on the end of the tongue. When the tongue is extended, these papillae stand up like bristles on a brush, expanding the tongue’s surface area and allowing the birds to easily soak up nectar. unique to lorikeets, these papillae have earned the birds the nickname “brush-tongued parrots.” the exhibit boasts about a dozen varieties of lorikeets. for more details about “lorikeets” and other summer offerings at the Maritime aquarium of norwalk, including the new iMaX movie “tornado alley” (which opened June 21), visit maritimeaquarium.org.

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FAIRFIELD COUNTY

BUSINESS JOURNAL BUILDING PERMITS

coMMErciaL Bismark Construction, contractor for the town of Trumbull. Perform interior renovations at an existing commercial building, 40 Toshua Knoll Lane, Trumbull. Estimated cost: $5,000. Filed June 6. Bismark Construction Co., Milford, contractor for Bridgeport Hospital. Construct a temporary trailer office, 267 Grant St., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $67,000. Filed June 8. Bismark Construction Co., Milford, contractor for Bridgeport Hospital. Perform interior renovations at an existing commercial building, 267 Grant St., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $44,000. Filed June 5.

DBA Homeguard USA, North Haven, contractor for 91 Danbury Road L.L.C. Fit-out an existing commercial building for a nail salon, 91 Danbury Road, Ridgefield. Estimated cost: $117,000. Filed June 14.

Henry Gerety Inc., Fairfield, contractor for Bridgeport Hospital. Perform interior renovations at an existing commercial building, 226 Mill Hill Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $50,000. Filed June 13.

Muller Park Realty Co. L.L.C., Norwalk. Perform interior renovations at an existing commercial building, Display Shop, 30 Muller Ave., Unit 6C, Norwalk. Estimated cost: $10,000. Filed June 10.

ETC Companies, Ramsey, N.J., contractor for Augustana Homes Preservation L.P. Perform interior renovations and external additions at an existing commercial building, 525 Palisade Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $850,000. Filed June 13.

Hylwa Inc., Meriden, contractor for 1700 Park Avenue L.L.C. Construct a new commercial building, 570 Pequonnock St., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $1.6 million. Filed June 8.

Quality Roofing Services, West Haven, contractor for St. Vincent’s. Reroof existing commercial Building C, 2800 Main St., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $160,000. Filed June 6.

Lowe, Hector (HIC), contractor for Post Benson Corp. Fit-out an existing commercial building for Zen Ride, 837 Post Road, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $20,000. Filed June 6.

R.D. Scinto, contractor for Ted Miller Buick Inc. Perform interior renovations at an existing commercial building, 930 Kings Highway, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $117,000. Filed June 13.

Batra, Tejinder (HIC), Bridgeport, contractor for Sal DeNardo. Perform interior renovations at an existing single-family residence, 296 North Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $8,500. Filed June 4.

Lyden, Peter (HIC), contractor for 1552 Realty Partners. Fit-out an existing commercial building for Flip Flop Shop, 1552 Post Road, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $34,000. Filed June 13.

Saugatuck Construction, Stamford, contractor for Reckson, a division of SL Green. Fit-out an existing commercial building for 750 Washington Ave., Sixth floor, Stamford. Estimated cost: $94,000. Filed June 12.

Bella Homes L.L.C., contractor for Sara Cammarota. Lay a foundation for a new single-family residence, 100 Dwight St., Fairfield. Estimated cost: $250,000. Filed June 7.

Fairfield University, Fairfield. Perform interior renovations at an existing commercial building, 1073 N. Benson Road, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $24,000. Filed June 14. FP Quigley & Associates, Wilbraham, Mass., contractor to fit-out an existing commercial building for tenant, 1700 Park Ave., Suite C, Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $132,270. Filed June 14.

C.E. Floyd Co. Inc., contractor for Fairfield County Day School. Perform interior renovations at an existing commercial building, 2970 Bronson Road, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $345,667. Filed June 11.

G&H Home Acquisitions L.L.C., contractor for H.J.R. & H Realty. Perform interior renovations at an existing commercial building, 1494 Post Road, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $7,000. Filed June 14.

Chavez, Salvador (HIC), Bridgeport, contractor for Julia Kuo. Replace windows at an existing commercial building, 2519 to 2521 Main St., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $2,600. Filed June 13.

Gennarini Construction, Bridgeport, contractor for Child and Family Guidance. Perform interior renovations at an existing commercial building, 180 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $287,000. Filed June 8.

Claris Construction, contractor for Clearview Holding L.L.C. Perform additions and renovations at an existing commercial building, 2226 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $985,000. Filed June. 12.

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

GL Capasso Inc., contractor for Church of our Lady. Reroof an existing commercial building, Assumption School, 545 Stratfield Road, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $101,000. Filed June 19. Grasso Construction, Stamford, contractor for Westside Development Partners. Construct new parking spaces at a commercial premise, 1937 W. Main St., Stamford. Estimated cost: $340,752. Filed June 13. Green Age L.L.C., Bridgeport, contractor for Chemical Abuse Services. Reroof an existing commercial building, 1124 Iranistan Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $25,000. Filed June 12. Hawley Construction, contractor for the town of Fairfield. Construct a new commercial building, concession and restroom, 500 Hoydens Lane, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $130,000. Filed June 14.

Maritime Place L.L.C., Norwalk. Replacement tenant at an existing space, Logic Source, 18 Marshall St., Second floor, Norwalk. Estimated cost: $146,000. Filed June 10. Merrit Construction, Bridgeport, contractor for the city of Bridgeport. Perform external renovations at an existing commercial building, 350 Waldemere, Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $4,000. Filed June 8. Muller Park Realty Co. L.L.C., Norwalk. Perform interior renovations at an existing commercial building, Green Mountain Products, 30 Muller Ave., Space 8B, Norwalk. Estimated cost: $5,000. Filed June 10. Muller Park Realty Co. L.L.C., Norwalk. Perform interior renovations at an existing commercial building, East Coast Wholesale Florist, 30 Muller Ave., Space 10A, Norwalk. Estimated cost: $5,000. Filed June 10. Muller Park Realty Co. L.L.C., Norwalk. Perform interior renovations at an existing commercial building, Artist Work Spaces, 30 Muller Ave., Space 10B and 10C, Norwalk. Estimated cost: $5,000. Filed June 10. Muller Park Realty Co. L.L.C., Norwalk. Perform interior renovations at an existing commercial building, Super Tile & Marble, 30 Muller Ave., Space 18A and 18B, Norwalk. Estimated cost: $6,000. Filed June 10.

Saugatuck Construction, Stamford, contractor for Reckson, a division of SL Green. Fit-out an existing commercial building for 750 Washington Ave., Sixth floor, Stamford. Estimated cost: $95,000. Filed June 12. Trust Realty Corp., contractor for 85 Pond Mill L.L.C. Fit-out an existing commercial building for Wellness Center, 85 Pond Plain Road, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $7,000. Filed June 13. UB Stamford L.L.C., Stamford. Construct a new bank for commercial purposes, 60 Sixth St., Stamford. Estimated cost: $699,000. Filed June 14. Vereen, Kenneth, Bridgeport, contractor for WD Capital Holdings L.L.C. Perform interior renovations at an existing commercial building, 1374 Barnum Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $17,200. Filed June 4. Vogel Roofing, West Haven, contractor for the city of Bridgeport. Reroof an existing single-family residence, C, 610 Wilmot Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $88,000. Filed June 8.

rEsidEnTiaL Allwood Construction L.L.C., contractor for Amy and Seth Gordon. Perform interior renovations at an existing single-family residence, 91 Hemlock Hill Sound, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $40,000. Filed June 7.

Arae, Shawn, Stamford. Perform interior renovations at an existing singlefamily residence, 20 Lancaster Place, Stamford. Estimated cost: $27,000. Filed June 12. Ballaro, Frank (HIC), contractor for Mary Malcolm. Perform interior renovations at an existing single-family residence, 335 Second Ave., Stratford. Estimated cost: $14,000. Filed June 12.

Bella Homes L.L.C., contractor for 960 North Benson Road L.L.C. Lay a foundation for a new single-family residence, 147 Dill Road, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $250,000. Filed June 7. Bomant (HIC), Fairfield, contractor for Patricia Barry. Perform interior renovations at an existing single-family residence, 40E Janet Circle, Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $7,500. Filed June 4.

chanGE oF naME New England Bank of Enfield, has merged with United Financial Bancorp Inc., operating as United Bank. Filed June 4.

COURT CASES

Bridgeport district court 333 State Street Development L.L.C., et al., Bridgeport. Filed by Marilton Souza Painting L.L.C., Bridgeport. Plaintiff’s attorney: Daniel F. Schopick, Trumbull. Action: The plaintiff has brought this breach-of-contract suit against the defendant for failing to pay a balance of $30,222 for materials furnished and services rendered on construction of defendant’s premises. Filed June 19. Case no. 6036108.

D’Agostino L.L.C., Weston. Filed by JV Precision Machine Co. Plaintiff’s attorney: Ryan P. Driscoll, Milford. Action: The plaintiff has brought this breach-of-contract suit against the defendant for failing to pay and comply with the conditions of an agreement entered with the plaintiff. agreement. Filed June 14. Case no. 6035936. Intermedium Group Inc., Fairfield. Filed by Sterling National Bank, New York City. Plaintiff’s attorneys: Ryanna T. Capalbo and Andrew R. Bilodeau, Warwick, R.I. Action: The plaintiff has brought this suit against the defendant for defaulting on its obligations to make timely payments on a promissory note in the amount of $250,000. Filed June 19. Case no. 6036123. MJD Enterprises L.L.C., Bridgeport. Filed by WPCA of the city of Bridgeport. Plaintiff’s attorney: Russell D. Liskov, Bridgeport. Action: The plaintiff has brought this breach-of-contract against the defendant for failing to pay $926.49 for services rendered. Filed June 18. Case no. 6036051. New Alliance Capital L.L.C., Bridgeport. Filed by WPCA of the city of Bridgeport. Plaintiff’s attorney: Russell D. Liskov, Bridgeport. Action: The plaintiff has brought this breach-ofcontract suit against the defendant for failing to pay $883.62 for services rendered. Filed June 18. Case no. 6036064. One Solutions Services L.L.C., Fairfield. Filed by Eastern Bag and Paper Co. d.b.a. EBT Supply Solutions, Milford. Plaintiff’s attorney: Stanton H. Lesser, Fairfield. Action: The plaintiff has brought a breach-of-contract suit against the defendant for failing to pay $23,310.74 for goods sold and delivered at an agreed price. Filed June 19. Case no. 6036102. Sunshine Floor Supplies Inc.. Filed by Cherrybark Flooring Inc. Plaintiff’s attorney: William E. Seiden, Avon. Action: The plaintiff has brought this breach-of- contract suit against the defendant for failing to pay $49,026.67 for merchandise supplied by the plaintiff. Filed June 14. Case no. 6035932. Twickenham Partners L.L.C., Bridgeport. Filed by WPCA of the city of Bridgeport. Plaintiff’s attorney: Russell D. Liskov, Bridgeport. Action: The plaintiff has brought this breach-ofcontract suit against the defendant for failing to pay $639.97 for services rendered. Filed June 18. Case no. 6036087.

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on the record Credits, Clients, Awards Law firm McCarter & English, with offices in Stamford, is the recipient of the George J. and Patricia K. Ritter Pro Bono Award created by the Connecticut Fair Housing Center, a statewide civil rights law firm based in Hartford that provides legal representation and assistance for people who are victims of housing discrimination. McCarter & English L.L.P. is a full-service law firm with more than 400 attorneys in Boston, Hartford, New York, Newark, Philadelphia and Wilmington, plus Stamford. Earlier this year, the attorneys, in conjunction with the CFHC, successfully resolved a housing discrimination case that they began litigating in early 2011. “Housing discrimination deeply impacts individuals, families, neighborhoods and even entire cities,” said Moy Ogilvie, who worked on the matter and is a member of the firm’s diversity committee. The Hartford office of McCarter & English has been a pro bono partner with the CFHC since 2008 handling various matters on housing discrimination.

McMahon foundation awards $25K to Palace Theatre The Vince & Linda McMahon Family Foundation awarded Stamford’s Palace Theatre a $25,000 grant to benefit its arts education programs. “Arts education has always been at the core of our mission,” said Palace Theatre Executive Director Michael E. Moran Jr. “And now more than ever, it is so important that organizations like ours continue to reach out to disadvantaged children in our community. They are the next generation of artists and theatergoers. We are so grateful to the Vince & Linda McMahon Family Foundation for its generosity. The scholarships we are offering to our Triple Threat Performer Intensive would not be possible without this grant.” The Triple Threat program runs at the theater July 22-26 for children from several regional schools and clubs. The grant money will also serve to discount 300 tickets for a traveling animal show, Wild World of Animals, in town July 9. Major Palace Theatre funding is provided by the Department of Economic & Community Development and the Office of the Arts.  Programs made possible in part by the Fairfield County Community Foundation.

NEWSMAKERS Papanagnostou joins TaxOps’ Stamford office Zach Papanagnostou has joined TaxOps as a tax senior in the expanding Stamford, Conn., office. He specializes in corporate tax and compliance matters for companies facing increasingly complex tax structures. Previously, Zach worked for Ernst &Young, Crane Co. and Ravago Holding Americas. “Zach’s Big Four tax experience as well as his time spent working in corporate tax departments will bring both the service provider and private company perspective to clients in our target markets,” said Gary Purpura, managing partner of the Stamford office.

Sirois named web writer/editor at Quinnipiac Kevin Sirois has been appointed web writer and editor at Quinnipiac University. He becomes part of the team that generates and maintains content for the university’s external website, Quinnipiac. edu. The university’s site was re-launched in 2012 and features quicker navigation and new menus. The improved site uses new content, videos and larger photos to highlight Quinnipiac’s academic programs, sense of community and the beauty of its three campuses. Before coming to Quinnipiac, Sirois worked at Globe Pequot Press where he was an acquisitions editor. Sirois holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Boston University.

Campus Televideo appoints Mukraj tech chief Stamford-based Campus Televideo, a leading provider of custom cable TV, ResNet data and other telecommunications services to more than 240 colleges and universities nationwide, has named Rab Mukraj the company’s chief technology officer.  His responsibilities will include leading the company’s development of Internet video solutions. Rab has more than 15 years experience pioneering digital media technologies. Prior to joining Campus Televideo, he served in senior technology management roles at Madison Logic and Clear Channel Digital Radio.  Before that, he spent 12 years in increasingly senior positions at NBC Universal developing digital video services. He is a graduate of Seneca College in Toronto, Canada.

A dance class at the Palace Theatre.

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Nealy named to safety post at Quinnipiac James Nealy has been appointed assistant chief of public safety at Quinnipiac University. In his new position, Nealy will supervise public safety personnel; train employees; plan, direct and manage departmental activities; and address security complaints on campus. “I believe in the public safety concept that the public safety agent is the community and the community is the public safety agent,” Nealy said. “My goal is to ensure that this partnership remains positive and ongoing.” Prior to joining Quinnipiac, Nealy served as a Connecticut state trooper for 21 years and retired as a sergeant. He also was the director of the police and security unit for Bridgeport schools for more than five years, and worked four years for the state Department of Corrections. Nealy earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Central Connecticut State University.

Hamilton joins Sacred Heart board Brian Hamilton, co-founder and chairman of the financial information company, Sageworks, joins Sacred Heart University’s Board of Trustees July 1. He is a 1987 graduate of SHU where he studied management and finance. He received his master’s in business administration from Duke University. Hamilton is the original architect of Sageworks’ artificial intelligence technology, FIND, the leading financial analysis technology for analyzing private companies, which is used by thousands of financial institutions and accounting firms. Hamilton also founded Inmates to Entrepreneurs, a community outreach program focused on teaching ex-offenders to start low-capital businesses.

Higgins lauded for emulating quiet monk Sacred Heart University’s Michael W. Higgins, vice president for mission and Catholic identity, received two prestigious honors in less than a week: the International Thomas Merton Society’s Louie Award for International Contributions and the New York Festivals International Radio Competition’s gold medal. The Louis Award, one of three awarded biannually, honors the name that Thomas Merton took for religious purposes – that of Saint Louis de France (King Louis IX). The purpose of the Louis awards is to recognize those involved in research, scholarship and administration related to Thomas Merton, the Cistercian monk who wrote “The Seven-Storey Mountain” among other books. Higgins has published extensively on Merton, including writing, “Heretic Blood: The Spiritual Geography of Thomas Merton,” and co-editing “Thomas Merton: Pilgrim in Process.”


on the record He has also written dozens of articles and columns, produced documentaries and organized conferences. Higgins was also elected vice president of the Thomas Merton Society and will work on commemorating the 100th anniversary of Thomas Merton’s birth, which will be celebrated at the Fourteenth General Meeting of the society in Louisville, Ky., in two years.

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RESUME ADVICE JULY 9, 16, 23

summer busiNess sessioNs witH wbdc Women’ Business Development Council advisors will be onsite at the following locations in the coming weeks. No appointment is necessary and the events are free. Counseling is one-on-one with a focus on business strategies for growth; financing options and loan packaging assistance; marketing analysis; and social media. The $75 per-hour fee will be waived, made possible through a grant from the federal Small Business Administration.

Learn how to thrive within the realities of your life as a mother. Examination and repackaging of your skills, accomplishments and interests. Create a step-by-step resume tailored just for moms at the Women’s Business Development Council office: 184 Bedford St., Stamford Tuesdays, July 9, 16, 23, 10 a.m.- noon Fee: $225 for the entire series, material included; registration required. Register before July 3 and pay only $199.

TEMPLE ISRAEL BRIDGEPORT Thursday, July 29; General/Strategy/Operations – 1- 5 p.m. Bridgeport Regional Business Council – 10 Middle St., 14th floor

Tuesday, July 16 at 2 p.m.: “TING” (Temple Israel Networking Group for individuals in their job search), Temple Israel, 14 Coleytown Road, Westport; free and open to the public.

DANBURY Wednesday, July 17 at 10 a.m.: “Mah Jong”, Temple Israel, 14 Coleytown Road, Westport; free and open to the public. For information and to make reservations, call Temple Israel at 227-1293.

Tuesday, July 9; Business Growth – 1-4:30 p.m. Danbury Chamber of Commerce – 39 West St. Kathleen Deignan presents the 2013 Louie Award for International Contributions to Michael W. Higgins during the Thomas Merton Society conference at Sacred Heart University June 13. Photo by Mark F. Conrad

Harris completes two-year cpa program

FAIRFIELD Tuesday, July 16; General/Strategy/Operations – 1-5 p.m. Fairfield Old Town Hall – 611 Old Post Road

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GREENWICH

Reynolds & Rowella L.L.P., a regional audit and accounting firm with offices in Ridgefield and New Canaan, announced Dan Harris, CPA, has completed a twoyear leadership training program held by The Rainmaker Academy in Nashville, Tenn. Harris was named a partner of Reynolds & Rowella in October 2011. The Rainmaker Academy is dedicated to the professional development of senior accountants. The two-year, graduate-level program equips senior managers and new partners to move beyond traditional number-crunching to sustainability for their accounting firms through client service and support, accountability, and team building. Graduates are required to communicate the knowledge and skills learned during training to other members of their accounting firms. “We are always looking for ways to better serve our clients,” said Frank Rowella CPA, Reynolds & Rowella’s manager partner. “Our firm was founded on, and is built on solid partnerships with our clients and communities.”

Tuesday, July 9; General/Strategy/Operations – 1- 5 p.m. Greenwich Town Hall – 101 Field Point Road

NORWALK Thursday, July 18; Marketing – 1-5 p.m. Norwalk Town Hall – 125 East Ave.

SHELTON Thursday, July 11; Business Growth – 1-5 p.m. Conference Room – WBDC Office, 2 Enterprise Drive, Suite 303

STAMFORD Tuesday, July 30; Marketing – 1-5 p.m. WBDC office, 184 Bedford St., Suite 201

WESTPORT Monday, July 1; General/Strategy/Operations – 1-5 p.m. Westport Weston Chamber of Commerce, 41 Riverside Ave

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on the record W&M Properties L.L.C., Bridgeport. Filed by WPCA of the city of Bridgeport. Plaintiff’s attorney: Russell D. Liskov, Bridgeport. Action: The plaintiff has brought this breach-of-contract suit against the defendant for failing to pay $930.20 for services rendered. Filed June 18. Case no. 6036092.

Danbury District Court Joseph 521 L.L.C. d.b.a. Integrity Printing & Graphics, et al., Brookfield. Filed by CIT Small Business Lending Corp., Livingston. N.J. Plaintiff’s attorney: Paul A. De Genaro, Stamford. Action: The plaintiff has brought this suit against the defendant for defaulting on its obligations to make timely payments for the agreedupon $167.300 promissory note. Filed June 19. Case no. 6012802. The Maroun Co. Inc., Bethel. Filed by Midwest Employers Casualty Co., Howard E. Kantrovitz, Hamden. Action: The plaintiff has brought this breach-of-contract suit against the defendant for failing to pay $38,534 for an insurance policy that the plaintiff had issued to the defendant. Filed June 18. Case no. 6012781.

SUPERIOR COURT Blarney Stone Realty L.L.C., et al., Waterbury. Filed by Eastern Savings Bank FSB, Hunt Valley, Md. Plaintiff’s attorney: Robert J. Piscitelli, Avon. Action: The plaintiff has brought this breach-of-contract suit against the defendant for defaulting on an executed and delivered a note to the plaintiff in the amount of $225,000. Filed June 13. Case no. 13cv00848. Dudley Sand and Gravel Corp., Dudley, Mass. Filed by Danielle Verdini, North Grosvenordale. Plaintiff’s attorney: Peter M. Van Dyke, West Hartford. Action: The plaintiff has brought this suit against the defendant for damaging plaintiff’s property resulting in devaluation of the property. Filed June 19. Case no. 13cv00882. Hasbro Inc., et al., New Jersey. Filed by Timothy Vanderwiede, New Haven. Plaintiff’s attorney: Peter J. Casey. Action: The plaintiff has brought this product liability suit against the defendant for a toy water gun malfunction causing harm to the user. Filed June 19. Case no. 13cv00883. JIT International Corp. Ltd., Shangai, China. Filed by Lauritzen Bulders, Stamford. Plaintiff’s attorney: Patrick J. Sweeney, New York City. Action: The plaintiff has brought this admiralty and maritime claim against the defendant for damages suffered to its cargo carried on board the vessel during a voyage from China to Venezuela. Filed June 13. Case no. 13cv00852.

Superior Digital Display L.L.C., et al., Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Filed by David J. Wood, Norwalk. Plaintiff’s attorney: Howard K. Levine, New Haven. Action: The plaintiff has brought this breachof-employment suit contract the defendant for failing to pay the plaintiff’s mandatory benefits after he plaintiff performed his duties and was terminated without cause. Filed June 13. Case no. 13cv00843.

DEEDS

COMMERCIAL Augusto Dasilva Enterprises L.L.C., Danbury. Seller: John Thames, Danbury. Property: 24 to 26 Osborne St., Danbury. Amount: $450,000. Filed June 11. Augusto Dasilva Enterprises L.L.C., Danbury. Seller: John Thames, Danbury. Property: 48 and 48 1/2 Balmforth Ave., Danbury. Amount: $350,000. Filed June 11. BRT L.L.C., Shelton. Seller: Gooley Real Estate L.L.C., Shelton. Property: Lot 3, Map 145 Meadow St., Shelton. Amount: $150,000. Filed June 7. E.A.R. L.L.C., Bridgeport. Seller: Michael J. LaSorso, Bridgeport. Property: 50 Rita Ave., Bridgeport. Amount: $5,000. Filed June 12. EEE Equities L.L.C., Trumbull. Seller: Marcella and Carlo Pernaselci, Shelton. Property: 2496 to 2498 E. Main St., Bridgeport. Amount: $164,000. Filed June 11. LPG Bessemer AL L.L.C., Dallas, Texas. Seller: Mary Lee Stiegler, Farmington. Property: 1875 Boston Ave., Bridgeport. Amount: $7.4 million. Filed June 12. Lucien Investors L.L.c., Bridgeport. Seller: Michael J. LaSorso, Bridgeport. Property: 42 Rita Ave., Bridgeport. Amount: $5,000. Filed June 12. Sealy Gardens L.L.C., Brooklyn. N.Y. Seller: Beverly J. Collins, Bridgeport. Property: 124 to 126 Goddard Ave., Bridgeport. Amount: $280,000. Filed June 13. Spa Inc., Fairfield. Seller: Sharon A. Turner, Southport. Property: 411 Bronson Road, Fairfield. Amount: $550,000. Filed June 7. Spaz Property L.L.C., Bridgeport. Seller: HSBC Bank USA N.A., Bridgeport. Property: 61 Elm St., Bridgeport. Amount: $79,000. Filed June 12.

QUIT CLAIM Carvalho, Dulce F. and Jorge L. Margato, Bridgeport. Seller: Household Realty Corp., Elmhurst, Ill. Property: 79 Lincoln Ave., Bridgeport. Amount: $85,500. Filed June 13. Hood, Kathleen C. and Robert F. Hood (1/4 Interest), Brookfield. Seller: Linda D. and Frank L. Cavagna, Newtown. Property: 25A Kellogg St., Brookfield. Amount: $13,538. Filed June 13. Kuss, Lynette T. and Rudolf L. Kuss, New Milford. Seller: Joshua John Prokopy, West Lafayette, Ind., and Max Peter Prokopy, Charlottesville, Va. Property: 4 Possum Drive, New Fairfield. Amount: $50,000. Filed June 11. Mazuera, Fabian, Ridgefield. Seller: William Carrozilla, Dansville, Calif. Property: 197 Branchville Road, Ridgefield. Amount: $233,000. Filed June 12. Phoenix Home Builders Inc., Bridgewater. Seller: Whitney Estates L.L.C., Bridgewater. Property: 19 Gereg Glen Road, Brookfield. Amount: $75,000. Filed June 12. Weitzer, Stephen, Fairfield. Seller: Retained Realty Inc., New York City. Property: 24 Rose Lane, Unit 8, Danbury. Amount: $131,100. Filed June 10.

RESIDENTIAL 4 Turkey Hill Lane L.L.C., Westport. Seller: Margaret L. Diviney, Westport. Property: 4 Turkey Hill Lane, Westport. Amount: $650,000. Filed June 13. 86 Noble Street L.L.C., Stamford. Seller: Louis J. Ferri, Stamford and William Ferri, New Canaan. Property: 86 Noble St., Stamford. Amount: $250,000. Filed June 11. Alfani, Adele and Luigi Alfani, Hicksville, N.Y. Seller: Daniel C. Levy, Seymour. Property: 55 Mill Plain Road, Unit 5-3, Danbury. Amount: $204,000. Filed June 4. Alfaro, Adriana and James Alfaro, Long Island City, N.Y. Seller: Sipra and Jitendra K. Mitra, Greenwich. Property: 17 Ronald Lane, Cos Cob. Amount: $910,000. Filed June 10. Almeida Lopes, Ana Maria and Cesar M. Lopes, Danbury. Seller: Margaret K. and William C. Tita, Danbury. Property: 66 Highland Ave., Danbury. Amount: $200,000. Filed June 11. Amato, Heather C. and Christopher V. Amato, Greenwich. Seller: Henrietta Thomas, Greenwich. Property: 10 Webb Ave., Greenwich. Amount: $800,000. Filed June 10.

APDS L.L.C., Trumbull. Seller: Connecticut Associates L.L.C., Easton. Property: 160 Hawley Lane, Unit 201, Trumbull. Amount: $198,000. Filed June 7. Armstrong, Lisa, Ridgefield. Seller: Carlo P. Caroti, Seattle, Wash., and Paolo C. Caroti, Sandy Hook. Property: 6 Kumquat Lane, Ridgefield. Amount: $274,000. Filed June 14. Asger L.L.C., New Castle, Del. Seller: Karen V. and Douglas L. Williams, Westport. Property: 338 Compo Road South, Westport. Amount: $2.3 million. Filed June 12.

Mason Fitzgibbons, Jayne and William J. Fitsgibbons, et al. Creditor: CitiMortgage, Inc., O’Fallon, Mo. Property: 11 Fox Run Lane, Newtown, Mortgage default. Filed June 12. MCKeithen, Karen M. and David L. McKeithen Jr., et al. Creditor: The Huntington National Bank. Property: 60 Dale St., Stamford, Mortgage default. Filed June 11.

Atilho, Arminda and Octavio Atilho, Trumbull. Seller: Madalena and Rogerio Atilho, Trumbull. Property: 123 Oldfield Road, Trumbull. Amount: $350,000. Filed June 12.

Mendes, Alberto C. Creditor: OneWest Bank F.S.B., Kalamazoo, Mich. Property: 912 Birmingham St., Bridgeport, Mortgage default. Filed June 12.

Baker, Erica M. and Clifford M. Baker, Ansonia. Seller: Mary E. Chacho, Stratford. Property: 95 Peacock Drive, Stratford. Amount: $235,000. Filed June 12.

Pantano, Vanessa N., et al. Creditor: GMAC Mortgage L.L.C., Fort Washington, Pa. Property: 3250 Fairfield Ave., Unit 123, Bridgeport, Mortgage default. Filed June 11.

Bao, Shandan and Zhiyu Sun, Greenwich. Seller: Caroline Gale a.k.a. Caroline Robbins, Old Greenwich. Property: 51 Old Kings Highway, Unit 1, Old Greenwich. Amount: $440,000. Filed June 13.

Rosado, Susan and Martin Rosado. Creditor: Chase Home Finance L.L.C., Columbus, Ohio. Property: 32 Beaver Brook Road, Danbury, Mortgage default. Filed June 10.

Barber, Mary M. and Owen L. Barber, Shelton. Seller: Elisabeth and Gerald Pellethier, Shelton. Property: 96 Cranston Ave., Shelton. Amount: $272,000. Filed June 12.

FORECLOSURES Barry, Cameron, Creditor: Hudson City Savings Bank, Paramus, N.J. Property: 13 Society Hill Road, Danbury, Mortgage default. Filed June 10. Bartomeli, Tammy A. and Thomas E. Bartomeli, et al. Creditor: Nationstar Mortgage L.L.C., Lewisville, Texas. Property: 722 Howe St., Shelton, Mortgage default. Filed June 13. Byfield L.L.C. and Yvonne Cai Tsoi, et al. Creditor: Retained Realty Inc., New York City. Property: 29 Byfield Lane, Greenwich, Mortgage default. Filed June 11. Cole, Pia A. and Gary John Cole. Creditor: Suntrust Mortgage Inc., Richmond, Va. Property: 145 Portland Ave., Redding, Mortgage default. Filed June 12. Jacox, Robert A. Creditor: Deutsche Bank National Trust, trustee, West Palm Beach, Fla. Property: 83 Blue Ridge Road, Ridgefield, Mortgage default. Filed June 17. Lanuk, Paul J., et al. Creditor: Chase Home Finance L.L.C., Westerville, Ohio. Property: 18 Greenfield Hill Road, Monroe, Mortgage default. Filed June 17.

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Lupinacci, Phyllis A. and Eugene Y. Lupinacci Jr. Creditor: Beneficial Mortgage Company of Connecticut, Brandon, Fla. Property: 2 Wheeler Drive, Danbury, Mortgage default. Filed June 6.

Smith Clarke, Sainimere. Creditor: JPMorgan Acquisition Corp., Fort Worth, Texas. Property: 8 Rose Lane, Unit 26-5, Danbury, Mortgage default. Filed June 10. Tardiff, Marjorie E. and Ronald Tardiff. Creditor: Residential Credit Solutions Inc., Fort Worth, Texas. Property: 18 Plumbtrees Road, Bethel, Mortgage default. Filed June 11.

FORECLOSURES BY SALE Cayo, Delice, Norwalk. Appointed committee: David J. Fabrizi, Bridgeport. Property: 68 to 70 Dover St., Bridgeport. Amount: $49,000. Docket no. FBT 11cv6021403S. Filed June 13. Deutsche Bank National Trust, Coppell, Texas. Appointed committee: Steven M. Olivio, Danbury. Property: 1 Little John Lane, Danbury. Amount: $225,000. Docket no. DBD 11cv6006047s. Filed June 12.

JUDGMENTS Acevedo, Maribel, Stratford. $1,178.44, in favor of Midland Funding L.L.C., San Diego, Calif., by Robert E. Johnson, East Hartford. Property: 115 Yukon St., Stratford. Filed June 13.

Anderson, Noel, Bridgeport. $756.15, in favor of Advanced Radiology Consultants L.L.C., Trumbull, by Richard Terry, Hamden. Property: 25 Dewhurst St., Bridgeport. Filed June 11. Angerame, Barbara, Fairfield. $1,495.87, in favor of Advanced Radiology Consultants L.L.C., Trumbull, by Richard Terry, Hamden. Property: 75 Overhill Road, Fairfield. Filed June 10. Arpi, Joseph, Stratford. $14,854.38, in favor of Bridgeport Hospital, New Haven, by Nair & Levin P.C., Bloomfield. Property: 380 Rockwell Ave., Stratford. Filed June 13. Baboolall, Rookmarie Appadu, Stamford. $1,731.05, in favor of Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, Fairfield, by Robert L. Peat, Danbury. Property: 46 Adams Ave., Stamford. Filed June 12. Badinelli, Martin Sr., Brookfield. $368.89, in favor of Western Connecticut Medical Group, East Syracuse, N.Y., by Robert E. Johnson, East Hartford. Property: 40 Old Bridge Road, Brookfield. Filed June 13. Ballero, Anthony C. Sr., Shelton. $4,204.12, in favor of Cavalry SPV I L.L.C., Valhalla, N.Y., by Joseph M. Tobin, New Haven. Property: 18 Evelyn Drive, Shelton. Filed June 10. Bassett, Heather A., Danbury. $1,123.05, in favor of Danbury Hospital, Danbury, by Robert L. Peat, Danbury. Property: 6 S. King St., Danbury. Filed June 11. Batterson, Colleen A., Shelton. $5,860.52, in favor of Capital One N.A., Richmond, Va., by Russell L. London, Newington. Property: 108 Okenuck Way, Shelton. Filed June 10. Bennitt, Mary E., Bethel. $9,528.28, in favor of American Express Centurion Bank, New York City, by Sara M. Gould, Stamford. Property: 3 Highview Terrace, Bethel. Filed June 14. Bevans, John, Bridgeport. $1,013.35, in favor of Advanced Radiology Consultants L.L.C., Trumbull, by Richard Terry, Hamden. Property: 42 Priscilla St., Bridgeport. Filed June 11. Boskello, Frank, Fairfield. $957.59, in favor of Cavalry SPV I L.L.C., Valhalla, N.Y., by Joseph M. Tobin, New Haven. Property: 1125 High St., Fairfield. Filed June 6. Catale, Maria, Monroe. $1,909.07, in favor of Advanced Radiology Consultants L.L.C., Trumbull, by Richard Terry, Hamden. Property: 18 to 20 Grist Mill Road, Monroe. Filed June 7. Charchay, Ben, Danbury. $22,581.51, in favor of Beneficial Connecticut Inc., Danbury, by Roby J. Rhinesmith, Newington. Property: 14 Crescent Drive, Danbury. Filed June 10.


on the record Lee, Sharnon I. and Verereen C. Lee, Bridgeport. $5,096.18, in favor of Statewide Bail Bonds L.L.C., Montville, by Jonathan T. Lane, New Haven. Property: 655 to 657 Clinton Ave., Bridgeport. Filed June 13.

Milazzo, Deborah, New Fairfield. $4,777.88, in favor of Portfolio Recovery Associates L.L.C., Norfolk, Va., by Joseph M. Tobin, New Haven. Property: 57 Candle Hill Road, New Fairfield. Filed June 10.

Honse, Kimberly S., Brookfield. $8,167.64, in favor of Western Connecticut FCU, Bethel, by Robert C. Lubus Jr., Waterbury. Property: 85 N. Lakeshore Drive, Brookfield. Filed June 13.

Liem, Bing, Ridgefield. $663.40, in favor of Danbury Hospital, Danbury, by Robert L. Peat, Danbury. Property: 25 Overlook Drive, Ridgefield. Filed June 14.

Monnelus, Stephanie, Bridgeport. $2,019.45, in favor of Yale New Haven Hospital Inc., New Haven, by Nair & Levin P.C., Bloomfield. Property: 2755 Old Town Road, Bridgeport. Filed June 13.

Iovino, Anthony, New Fairfield. $358.76, in favor of Western Connecticut Medical Group, Danbury, by Robert L. Peat, Danbury. Property: 7 Frisbie St., New Fairfield. Filed June 17.

Lisi, Paul A., Monroe. $1,330.21, in favor of Capital One N.A., Richmond, Va., by Russell L. London, Newington. Property: 16 Farm View Road, Monroe. Filed June 10.

Kehoe, Daniel, Ridgefield. $530, in favor of Western Connecticut Medical Group, East Syracuse, N.Y., by Robert E. Johnson, East Hartford. Property: 99 Bennetts Farm Road, Ridgefield. Filed June 13.

Mackbach, Tania, Stratford. $1,301.75, in favor of Bridgeport Hospital, New Haven, by Nair & Levin P.C., Bloomfield. Property: 223 Taft St., Stratford. Filed June 13.

Chavez, Margaret, Danbury. $395.05, in favor of Danbury Hospital, Danbury, by Robert L. Peat, Danbury. Property: 86 East Drive, Danbury. Filed June 4.

Diaz, Maryann, Bridgeport. $2,113.43, in favor of Bridgeport Hospital, New Haven, by Nair & Levin P.C., Bloomfield. Property: 65 Ledgebrook Drive, Bridgeport. Filed June 13.

Hodge, Ray, Trumbull. $46,271.77, in favor of Pride Acquisitions L.L.C., Bridgeport, by Baker, Sanders L.L.C., Bridgeport, 21 October Lane, Trumbull. Filed June 14.

Coutinho, Adriano, Shelton. $11,339.89, in favor of Capital One N.A., Richmond, Va., by Russell L. London, Newington. Property: 7 Dodge Drive, Shelton. Filed June 10.

Enriquez, Susan, Brookfield. $3,827.41, in favor of Danbury Hospital, Bethel, by Robert E. Johnson, East Hartford. Property: 236 Whisconier Road, Brookfield. Filed June 13.

Curry, Peter, Trumbull. $9,360.82, in favor of Midland Funding L.L.C., San Diego, Calif., by Robert E. Johnson, East Hartford. Property: 4 Arden Road, Trumbull. Filed June 6.

Farias, Eirene, New Fairfield. $2,142.90, in favor of Portfolio Recovery Associates L.L.C., Norfolk, Va., by Robert L. Peat, Danbury. Property: 13 Musket Ridge Road, New Fairfield. Filed June 13.

Curtis, Debbie P., Bridgeport. $1,747.44, in favor of Cavalry SPV I L.L.C., Valhalla, N.Y., by Joseph M. Tobin, New Haven. Property: 20 Hayes St., Bridgeport. Filed June 11. Daniels, Linda, Westport. $4,233.88, in favor of Main Street Acquisition Corp., Norcross, Ga., by Robert E. Johnson, East Hartford. Property: 5 Fragrant Pines Court, Westport. Filed June 13. Dann, John J., Bethel. $1,554.55, in favor of Danbury Hospital, Danbury, by Robert L. Peat, Danbury. Property: 104 Plumbtrees Road, Bethel. Filed June 11. DaSilva, Neusa C., Danbury. $972.19, in favor of Capital One N.A., Richmond, Va., by Russell L. London, Newington. Property: 24 Oak Ridge Gate, Danbury. Filed June 10. Davila, Marisol, Bridgeport. $851.83, in favor of Advanced Radiology Consultants L.L.C., Trumbull, by Richard Terry, Hamden. Property: 153 Hickory St., Bridgeport. Filed June 11. DeCarlo, Michael Jr., Trumbull. $767, in favor of Milford Hospital, Milford, by Karen E. Lahey, Waterbury. Property: 55 Scenic Hill Road, Trumbull. Filed June 7. DeFranco, Angela, Stamford. $15,552.82, in favor of Pickel Law Firm L.L.C., Stamford. Property: by Alan Scott Pickel, Stamford, 27 Hoyclo Road, Stamford. Filed June 11. Delia, Sylla, Bridgeport. $335.96, in favor of Advanced Radiology Consultants L.L.C., Trumbull, by Richard Terry, Hamden. Property: 264 Hillcrest Road, Bridgeport. Filed June 11. Dente, Patricia, Trumbull. $1,118.65, in favor of Santa Energy Corp., Bridgeport., by Janine M. Becker, Bridgeport. Property: 14 Country Lane, Trumbull. Filed June 6.

Fast, Adrienne L., Stratford. $34,758.21, in favor of Pride Acquisitions L.L.C., Bridgeport, by Robert E. Johnson, East Hartford. Property: 94 Everett St., Stratford. Filed June 14. Fast, Adrienne L., Stratford. $39,209.80, in favor of Pride Acquisitions L.L.C., Bridgeport, by Robert E. Johnson, East Hartford. Property: 94 Everett St., Stratford. Filed June 14. Ferguson, Steven I., Bethel. $1,594.59, in favor of Yale New Haven Hospital Inc., New Haven, by Nair & Levin P.C., Bloomfield. Property: 26 Chimney Drive, Bethel. Filed June 12. Gaboardi, Laurie, Bethel. $457.95, in favor of Western Connecticut Medical Group, East Syracuse, N.Y., by Robert E. Johnson, East Hartford. Property: 11 Henry St., Bethel. Filed June 13. Gadson-Floyd, Angela, Bridgeport. $2,543.80, in favor of Medical Anesthesiology Associates P.C., Shelton, by Howard E. Kantrovitz, Hamden. Property: 140 Broadbridge Road, Bridgeport. Filed June 11. Glahn, Brenda, Bethel. $1,787.04, in favor of Western Connecticut Medical Group, East Syracuse, N.Y., by Robert E. Johnson, East Hartford. Property: 15 Brookwood Drive, Bethel. Filed June 13. Hayo, Linda, Trumbull. $499.35, in favor of Advanced Radiology Consultants L.L.C., Trumbull, by Richard Terry, Hamden. Property: 62 Barnswallow Drive, Trumbull. Filed June 10. Hedrick, Edward, Trumbull. $3,749.32, in favor of American Express Centurion Bank, New York City, by Sara M. Gould, Stamford. Property: 546 Edison Road, Trumbull. Filed June 14.

Koza, Angela, Redding. $683.05, in favor of Danbury Hospital, Danbury, by Robert L. Peat, Danbury. Property: 61 Picketts Ridge Road, Redding. Filed June 13.

Marks, Tamara J., Newtown. $1,725.53, in favor of Danbury Hospital, Danbury, by Robert L. Peat, Danbury. Property: 3 Sweet Meadow Road, Newtown. Filed June 13.

Lagreca, Aimee and William Kattler, Trumbull. $1,636.38, in favor of Santa Energy Corp., Bridgeport., by Janine M. Becker, Bridgeport. Property: 4477 Madison Ave., Trumbull. Filed June 6.

Martino, Eileen S., New Fairfield. $342.28, in favor of Northeast Radiology, Brewster, N.Y., by Robert E. Johnson, East Hartford. Property: 5 Mountain Laurel Road, New Fairfield. Filed June 13.

Lapaix, Berlitz and Franklin Lapaix, Danbury. $1,731.45, in favor of Danbury Diagnostic Imaging, Danbury, by Robert L. Peat, Danbury. Property: 59 Maple Ave., Danbury. Filed June 4.

Maruzella, Peter, Bethel. $1,001.39, in favor of Danbury Hospital, Bethel, by Robert E. Johnson, East Hartford. Property: 140 Nashville Road, Bethel. Filed June 13.

Lawrence, Garth, Bridgeport. $2,811.63, in favor of Bridgeport Hospital, New Haven, by Nair & Levin P.C., Bloomfield. Property: 478 Jennings Ave., Bridgeport. Filed June 13.

McCarthy, Allison, Fairfield. $789.05, in favor of Advanced Radiology Consultants L.L.C., Trumbull, by Richard Terry, Hamden. Property: 1415 Galloping Hill Road, Fairfield. Filed June 10.

Leavens, Mark, Fairfield. $1,633.39, in favor of Atlantic Credit & Finance Inc., Roanoke, Va., by Robert E. Johnson, East Hartford. Property: 386 Valley Road, Fairfield. Filed June 14.

McCready, Amy, Bethel. $945.05, in favor of Danbury Hospital, Bethel, by Robert L. Peat, Danbury. Property: 5 Melillo Drive, Bethel. Filed June 11.

Leavey, Lynn, Bethel. $1,161.45, in favor of Dawn A. Bogdan DDS P.C., Bethel, by Robert L. Peat, Danbury. Property: 20 Hickock Ave., Bethel. Filed June 13. Lee, James and Madeline Lee, Fairfield. $1,653.10, in favor of Advanced Cardiovascular Specialist, Bridgeport, by Karen E. Lahey, Waterbury. Property: 1401 Unquowa Road, Fairfield. Filed June 10. Lee, Marticia, Bridgeport. $800.53, in favor of Advanced Radiology Consultants L.L.C., Trumbull, by Richard Terry, Hamden. Property: 366 Remington St., Bridgeport. Filed June 11.

McCullough, Lisette, Stratford. $977.78, in favor of Midland Funding L.L.C., San Diego, Calif., by Robert E. Johnson, East Hartford. Property: 88 Anson St., Stratford. Filed June 13. Melendez, Doris, Bridgeport. $1,832.14, in favor of Advanced Radiology Consultants L.L.C., Trumbull, by Richard Terry, Hamden. Property: 500 N. Summerfield Ave., Bridgeport. Filed June 11. Meynthaler, David, Stratford. $9,032.58, in favor of Southern Connecticut Gas Co., Bridgeport, by Robert W. Lynch, New Hartford. Property: 15 Highland Ave., Stratford. Filed June 14.

Moriber Matz, Linda, Trumbull. $1,320.86, in favor of Adam Broderick Image Group, Ridgefield, by Robert L. Peat, Danbury. Property: 733 Booth Hill Road, Trumbull. Filed June 4. Mostafa, Lisa I., Trumbull. $1,145.05, in favor of Advanced Radiology Consultants L.L.C., Trumbull, by Richard Terry, Hamden. Property: 325 Daniels Farm Road, Trumbull. Filed June 10. Musser, Frank, Bethel. $659.36, in favor of Midland Funding L.L.C., San Diego, Calif., by Robert E. Johnson, East Hartford. Property: 43 Taylor Road, Bethel. Filed June 13.

Ricitelli, Diana L., Trumbull. $1,929.07, in favor of Cavalry SPV I L.L.C., Valhalla, N.Y., by Joseph M. Tobin, New Haven. Property: 124 Canoe Brook Road, Trumbull. Filed June 6. Roos, Mary K., Danbury. $596.17, in favor of Danbury Hospital, Bethel, by Robert E. Johnson, East Hartford. Property: 1404 Sienna Drive, Danbury. Filed June 6. Sanders, Veola, Bridgeport. $2,528.97, in favor of Advanced Radiology Consultants L.L.C., Trumbull, by Richard Terry, Hamden. Property: 749 Brooks St., Unit 753, Bridgeport. Filed June 11. Schleis, Sheryl, Danbury. $675.25, in favor of Danbury Hospital, Danbury, by Robert L. Peat, Danbury. Property: 12 Ken Oaks Drive, Danbury. Filed June 11. Schwarz, Glenn, Brookfield. $2,125.52, in favor of Western Connecticut Medical Group, East Syracuse, N.Y., by Robert E. Johnson, East Hartford. Property: 10 Ironworks Hill Road, Brookfield. Filed June 13.

Pinto, Eduard, New Fairfield. $850.15, in favor of Capital One N.A., Richmond, Va., by Russell L. London, Newington. Property: 8 Bear Mountain Road, New Fairfield. Filed June 10.

Sinclair, William S., Trumbull. $9,230.32, in favor of Portfolio Recovery Associates L.L.C., Norfolk, Va., by Joseph M. Tobin, New Haven. Property: 28 Rosemond Terrace, Trumbull. Filed June 10.

Polgano, Laura, Brookfield. $319.41, in favor of Western Connecticut Medical Group, East Syracuse, N.Y., by Robert E. Johnson, East Hartford. Property: 13 Deer Run Road, Brookfield. Filed June 13.

Soto, Marcial, Shelton. $2,450.91, in favor of Midland Funding L.L.C., San Diego, Calif., by Robert E. Johnson, East Hartford. Property: 7 Molnar Drive, Shelton. Filed June 13.

Ponelli, Suzanne, Trumbull. $6,087, in favor of Discover Bank, New Albany, Ohio, by Robert E. Johnson, East Hartford. Property: 84 Putting Green Road, Trumbull. Filed June 6. Prybylski, Lucy and Edward Prybylski, Danbury. $1,877.05, in favor of Danbury Hospital, Danbury, by Robert L. Peat, Danbury. Property: 36 Mountainville Road, Danbury. Filed June 4. Pulito, Christopher D., Fairfield. $2,454.05, in favor of Capital One N.A., Richmond, Va., by Russell L. London, Newington. Property: 84 Senior Place, Fairfield. Filed June 10. Raines, Kelli, New Fairfield. $1,101.66, in favor of Capital One N.A., Richmond, Va., by Russell L. London, Newington. Property: 8 Oak St., New Fairfield. Filed June 10. Reyes, Heriberto, Bridgeport. $2,757.90, in favor of Bridgeport Hospital, New Haven, by Nair & Levin P.C., Bloomfield. Property: 344 Seaview Ave., Bridgeport. Filed June 13.

Tejada, Maria and Zacarias Tejada, Bethel. $812.10, in favor of Danbury Hospital, Danbury, by Robert L. Peat, Danbury. Property: 4 Fleetwood Ave., Bethel. Filed June 14. Toelken, Christopher, Bridgeport. $1,059, in favor of Bridgeport Hospital, New Haven, by Nair & Levin P.C., Bloomfield. Property: 325 Lafayette St., Bridgeport. Filed June 13. Utz, Daniel J., Trumbull. $23,097, in favor of American Express Centurion Bank, New York City, by Sara M. Gould, Stamford. Property: 18 Roseview Court, Trumbull. Filed June 14. Vaneron, Trishia, Brookfield. $898.35, in favor of Danbury Hospital, Bethel, by Robert E. Johnson, East Hartford. Property: 10 Hillside Court, Brookfield. Filed June 7. Vecchiarino, Joseph, Danbury. $70,000, in favor of Harborside Danbury L.P., Danbury, by Angelo Maragos, Norwalk. Property: West Wooster Street and 5 Ohehotah St., Danbury. Filed June 11.

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on the record Void, Carolyn, Bridgeport. $865.74, in favor of Advanced Radiology Consultants L.L.C., Trumbull, by Richard Terry, Hamden. Property: 209 Houston Ave., Bridgeport. Filed June 11. Walker, Annette B., Stratford. $2,283.50, in favor of Bridgeport Hospital, New Haven, by Nair & Levin P.C., Bloomfield. Property: 213 Soundview Ave., Stratford. Filed June 13. Wasylean, Mary Jean, Danbury. $4,980.86, in favor of Danbury Hospital, Danbury, by Robert L. Peat, Danbury. Property: 191 Franklin Street Extension, Danbury. Filed June 11. Wheeler, David, New Fairfield. $2,000, in favor of Danbury Hospital, Danbury, by Robert L. Peat, Danbury. Property: 54 Rita Drive, New Fairfield. Filed June 14. Witalis, Lois N., Shelton. $11,955.11, in favor of Griffin Hospital, Derby, by Karen E. Lahey, Waterbury. Property: 1 Spruce Drive, Shelton. Filed June 12. Ynoa, Argelia, Bethel. $1,462.32, in favor of Danbury Hospital, Bethel, by Robert E. Johnson, East Hartford. Property: 63 Juniper Road, Bethel. Filed June 13. Zahansky, Jeffrey, Newtown. $475.09, in favor of Danbury Hospital, Bethel, by Robert E. Johnson, East Hartford. Property: 2 Blackman Road, Newtown. Filed June 13.

Memorandum of LEASES Connecticut CVS Pharmacy L.L.C., by Robert T. Marcello. Landlord: LPG Bessemer AL L.L.C. Property: 1875 Boston Ave., Bridgeport. Term: 47 years, commencing March 5, 1992. Filed June 12.

LEASES JD Shelton L.L.C., by John Barounis. Landlord: DAVDAN of Shelton L.L.C. Property: 441 Howe St., Shelton. Term: five years, commencing June 1, 2013. Filed June 5.

LIENS

FEDERAL TAX LIENSFILED Bukowski, Piotr, 9 Elmcroft Road, Stamford. $7,331.31, tax debt on income earned. Filed June 12. Carvalho, Flavia G. and Jean R. Carvalho, 66 Balmforth Ave., First floor, Danbury. $47,773.67, tax debt on income earned. Filed June 10.

Dinino, Ennio, P.O. Box 4228, Stamford. $15,777.24, tax debt on income earned. Filed June 12. Fulton Landscape Design Inc., P.O. Box 611, Old Greenwich. $69,845.88, payroll taxes. Filed June 12. Fulton Landscape Design Inc., P.O. Box 611, Greenwich. $69,845.88, payroll taxes. Filed June 11. Geddes Potter, Susan P., 172 Sunset Ave., Fairfield. $30,622.14, tax debt on income earned. Filed June 12. Gordon, Yvonne V., 20 Plymouth Road, Apt. 2, Stamford. $50,882.15, tax debt on income earned. Filed June 12. Grady, Grace L. and Bret M. Grady, 116 Doreen Drive, Fairfield. $39,866.47, tax debt on income earned. Filed June 12. Gurrola, G., 306 Lawrence Road, Trumbull. $11,502.13, tax debt on income earned. Filed June 11. Harry P. Carpenter & Sons Inc., 72 Dyke Lane, Stamford. $41,861.62, corporation income tax return and payroll taxes. Filed June 12. Ida Publishing Co. Inc. and Total Food Service, 282 Railroad A., Greenwich. $11,934.06, payroll taxes. Filed June 11. James, Raymond S., 66 Obtuse Road South, Brookfield. $40,579.04, tax debt on income earned. Filed June 11. Joliceur-Clark, Maryse and John Clark, 167 North Ave., Westport. $137,865, tax debt on income earned. Filed June 10. Lawler, Camille H. and Gregory J. Lawler, 122 Rising Ridge Road, Ridgefield. $32,284.95, tax debt on income earned. Filed June 11. Lind, Douglas D., 23 Mitiades Ave., Riverside. $96,815.93, tax debt on income earned. Filed June 10. Michaud, Patricia and Michael Michaud, 125 Casmir Drive, Fairfield. $32,277.98, tax debt on income earned. Filed June 10. Nealson, James E., 93 Meadowview Drive, Trumbull. $79,232.01, tax debt on income earned. Filed June 3. Tilly, Anitta and David Tilly, 182 Bible St., Greenwich. $25,785.15, tax debt on income earned. Filed June 11. Walker, Eileen, 2 Corporate Drive, Trumbull. $63,334.58, CIVP. Filed June 11.

Weber, Bonnie S. and Bruce P. Weber, 21 Spring Valley Road, Ridgefield. $7,843.54, tax debt on income earned. Filed June 10.

MECHANIC’S LIENSFILED

Zerella, Joseph A., 36 Southport Wood Drive, Southport. $43,599.98, tax debt on income earned. Filed June 12.

BLT Reserve, Danbury. Filed by American Concrete Pumping, Portland, by Susan Miller. Property: Development Parcel 13, Danbury. Amount: $11,086.25. Filed June 6.

FEDERAL TAX LIENSPARTIAL RELEASE Zimmerman, Jeffrey C. only, 22 Half Mile Common, Westport. $6,794.31, tax debt on income earned. Filed June 12.

FEDERAL TAX LIENSRELEASED Detomasis, Kimberly and Brian Meehan, 258 Rowland Road, Fairfield. $85,735.05, tax debt on income earned. Filed June 10. Detomasis, Kimberly and Brian Meehan, 258 Rowland Road, Fairfield. $61,923.25, tax debt on income earned. Filed June 10. Detomasis, Kimberly and Brian Meehan, 258 Rowland Road, Fairfield. $37,337.06, tax debt on income earned. Filed June 10. Diacri, Julia M. and Christopher Diacri, 444 Bennetts Farm Road, Ridgefield. $1,810.86, tax debt on income earned. Filed June 10. Duffy, Margaret C., 1405 Cypress Drive, Danbury. $290,218.32, tax debt on income earned. Filed June 10. Hoag, Frederick III, 128 Gallows Hill Road, Redding. $69,075.55, tax debt on income earned. Filed June 17. Martinez DeSanchez, M. and G. Sanchez, 9 Maple Tree Ave., Apt. D1, Stamford. $21,101.44, tax debt on income earned. Filed June 12. Paul, Gerald J., 266 Coleman St., Third floor, Bridgeport. $3,540.65, tax debt on income earned. Filed June 11. Smartrevenue.com, 60 Twin Ridge Road, Ridgefield. $34,082.59, payroll taxes. Filed June 10. Swaby, Everton, 26 Woodland Place, Stamford. $7,965.33, tax debt on income earned. Filed June 12. Sycamore Trails Group L.L.C., 511 Danbury Road, Danbury. $15,848.39, payroll taxes and quarterly tax returns. Filed June 10.

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Kelly, Lois M. and Bryan T. Kelly, Greenwich. Filed by East Haven Builders Supply-US LBM L.L.C., East Haven, by Sharon Saucrer. Property: Leeward Lane, Greenwich. Amount: $43,605.09. Filed June 11. YMCA of Greenwich, Greenwich. Filed by Semac Electric Inc., New Britain, by Kevin Pope. Property: 50 E. Putnam Ave., Greenwich. Amount: $54,929. Filed June 11.

MECHANIC’S LIENSRELEASED Tidrick, Linda, Shelton. Filed by Boulier Plumbing and Heating L.L.C., Watertown, by Peter Boulier. Property: 19 Adams Drive, Shelton. Amount: $2,867.53. Filed June 14.

LIS PENDENS Acevedo, Fidelio, et al., Danbury. Filed by Jeffrey M. Knickerbocker, Hartford, for JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., Columbus, Ohio. Property: 306 Old Bridge Lane, Danbury. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $157,500, dated October 2005. Filed June 11. Amaral, Maria a.k.a. Maria Mallardo, et al., Danbury. Filed by Christopher K. Leonard, Danbury, for Landmark at Golden Hill Condominium Association Inc., Danbury. Property: 8 Golden Hill Road, Unit 18, Danbury. Action: to foreclose a statutory lien on this unit. Filed June 10. Amaral, Maria a.k.a. Maria Mallardo, et al., Danbury. Filed by Joshua Pedreira, Hartford, for Wells Fargo Bank N.A., Frederick, Md. Property: 6 Golden Hill Road, Unit 18, Danbury. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $161,000, dated December 2010. Filed June 12. Antonik, Dale E. and Paul J. Antonik, Greenwich. Filed by Joshua Pedreira, Hartford, for JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., Columbus, Ohio. Property: 37 Henry St., Greenwich. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $340,000, dated September 2002. Filed June 13.

Barrios, Nellie and Anthony Barrios, et al., Bridgeport. Filed by Joshua Pedreira, Hartford, for Nationstar Mortgage L.L.C., Lewisville, Texas. Property: 367 Court D, Building 49, Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $82,450, dated January 2006. Filed June 11.

Chinchilla, Mirna and Michael Velseboer, et al., Sherman. Filed by James W. Donohue, Farmington, for U.S Bank N.A., trustee, Salt Lake City, Utah. Property: 9 Deer Run Trail, Sherman. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $193,500, dated June 2005. Filed June 11.

Black Rock Home Builders L.L.C., et al., Bridgeport. Filed by Walter M. Spader, North Branford, for American Tax Funding L.L.C., Jupiter, Fla. Property: 100 to 102 Harral Ave., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose past due tax liens. Filed June 11.

Chuco, Jorge, et al., Stamford. Filed by Kristen Boyle, Hartford, for Bank of America N.A., Charlotte, N.C. Property: 261 Glenbrook Road, Stamford. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $408,750, dated May 2007. Filed June 11.

Boles, Jody, et al., Newtown. Filed by Jeffrey M. Knickerbocker, Hartford, for Wells Fargo Bank N.A., Frederick, Md. Property: 16 Swamp Road, Newtown. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage, dated December 2003. Filed June 13. Borowski, Mariusz, et al., Stratford. Filed by James W. Donohue, Farmington, for JPMC Specialty Mortgage L.L.C., San Diego, Calif. Property: 235 Henry Ave., Unit 32F, Stratford. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $96,000, dated August 2005. Filed June 13. Boyle, Hollis B. and Charles M. Boyle, et al., Bridgeport. Filed by James W. Donohue, Farmington, for Bank of America N.A., Charlotte, N.C. Property: 345 Crestview Drive, Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $155,000, dated August 2006. Filed June 13. Bunkoci, Laura, et al., Shelton. Filed by James W. Donohue, Farmington, for Wells Fargo Bank N.A., Frederick, Md. Property: 145 Canal St., Shelton. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $189,504, dated May 2009. Filed June 10. Calvacante, Rhonda P. and Luciano Calvacante, et al., Monroe. Filed by Adrienne Roach, Hartford, for U.S Bank N.A., trustee, Salt Lake City, Utah. Property: 860 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $385,200, dated August 2006. Filed June 13. Cardona, Natalia and Omar J. Villanueva, et al., Bridgeport. Filed by Amy L. Harrison, Farmington, for Bank of America N.A., Charlotte, N.C. Property: 77 Magnolia St., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $286,900, dated February 2008. Filed June 11. Caruso, Joseph, et al., Monroe. Filed by Steven G. Berg, Norwalk, for Hills Condominium Association Inc., Monroe. Property: 101C Wendover Drive, Monroe. Action: to foreclose on unpaid common charges and assessments. Filed June 3.

Constante, Linda, Danbury. Filed by Jeffrey M. Knickerbocker, Hartford, for Wells Fargo Bank N.A., Frederick, Md. Property: 7 Rodline Road, Danbury. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $180,504, dated February 2012. Filed June 4. D’Arinzo, Rhonda L. and Ralph P. D’Arinzo, et al., Stamford. Filed by Joshua Pedreira, Hartford, for JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., Columbus, Ohio. Property: 2020 Long Ridge Road, Stamford. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $431,800, dated May 1999. Filed June 11. D’Autorio, Laurie A. and Christopher D’Autorio, et al., Danbury. Filed by Sonja J. Straub, Farmington, for The Bank of New York Mellon, trustee, New York City. Property: 136 Pembroke Road, Unit 4, Danbury. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $247,500, dated December 2006. Filed June 4. Daye, Clementena and Ashbourne A. Daye, et al., Bridgeport. Filed by Amanda Tiernan, West Warwick, R.I, for Pennymac Loan Services L.L.C., Moorepark, Calif. Property: 60 Clinton Ave., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $50,004, dated March 2005. Filed June 13. Desautelle, Janice A. and Robert J. Desautelle, Shelton. Filed by Sonja J. Straub, Farmington, for The Bank of New York Mellon, trustee, New York City. Property: 214 Lenore Drive, Shelton. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $140,000, dated January 2006. Filed June 5. Dimas, Theresa Jean and William Dimas Jr., Shelton. Filed by Christopher R. Thompson, Farmington, for Wells Fargo Bank N.A., Frederick, Md. Property: 16 Hubbell Lane, Shelton. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $511,691, dated November 2011. Filed June 14.


on the record Dimiceli, Catherine, et al., Danbury. Filed by John P. Fahey, Farmington, for Nationwide Home Mortgage Co., Des Moines, Iowa. Property: 21-4 Fairview Drive, Danbury. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $93,800, dated November 2001. Filed June 6. DiStassio, Gina L. and Anthony DiStassio, et al., Shelton. Filed by Sonja J. Straub, Farmington, for Citimortgage Inc., O’Fallon, Mo. Property: 29 Webster Drive, Shelton. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $205,000, dated July 2003. Filed June 4. Dodakian, Noemie and Aram J. Dodakian, et al., Ridgefield. Filed by Mario Arena, Hartford, for OneWest Bank F.S.B., Pasadena, Calif. Property: 27 Jefferson Drive, Ridgefield. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $585,000, dated July 2007. Filed June 11. Domingos, Maria F. and Carlos M. Domingos, et al., Danbury. Filed by Christopher R. Thompson, Farmington, for The Bank of New York Mellon, trustee, New York City. Property: 10 Monarch St., Danbury. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $318,000, dated January 2006. Filed June 11. Durham, Marhta A. and James R. Durham, et al., Danbury. Filed by Kristen Boyle, Hartford, for Citimortgage Inc., O’Fallon, Mo. Property: 83 Deer Hill Ave., Danbury. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $300,000, dated April 2003. Filed June 11. Fellone, Robert J., et al., Brookfield. Filed by Erik Loftus, East Hartford, for CitiMortgage Inc., O’Fallon, Mo. Property: 6 Blueberry Drive, Brookfield. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $160,000, dated August 2002. Filed June 11. Fontan, Roberto, et al., Bridgeport. Filed by Erik Loftus, East Hartford, for Bank of America N.A., Charlotte, N.C. Property: 91 to 93 High Ridge Drive, Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $272,000, dated May 2007. Filed June 11. Gallegos Escobar, Monica V. and Jesus F. Mata, Trumbull. Filed for Wells Fargo Bank N.A., Frederick, Md. Property: 269 Strobel Road, Trumbull. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $721,153, dated March 2010. Filed June 6.

Gay, Timothy Jr., et al., Bridgeport. Filed by Jeffrey M. Knickerbocker, Hartford, for Federal Arms Condominium Association Inc., Bridgeport. Property: 390 Charles St., Unit 306, Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on unpaid common charges. Filed June 13. Genao, Carmen A., et al., Danbury. Filed by Kristen Boyle, Hartford, for HSBC Bank USA N.A., Buffalo, N.Y. Property: 36 Beaver Brook Road, Danbury. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $320,000, dated March 2004. Filed June 11. Giddiens, Reuben, et al., Bridgeport. Filed by Valerie A. Finney, Farmington, for CitiMortgage Inc., O’Fallon, Mo. Property: 623 N. Ridgefield Ave., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $203,200, dated October 2005. Filed June 11. Gould, Bernice, Fairfield. Filed by S. Bruce Fair, Hartford, for The Bank of New York Mellon, trustee, New York City. Property: 55 Mellville Drive, Fairfield. Action: to switch the title to the property in favor of plaintiff. Filed June 10. Habeck, Kari and Kurt Habeck, et al., Danbury. Filed by Jeffrey M. Knickerbocker, Hartford, for Bank of America N.A., Charlotte, N.C. Property: 11 Wood St., Danbury. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $255,200, dated June 2003. Filed June 11. Harps, Elizabeth and John E. Harps, Danbury. Filed by Valerie A. Finney, Farmington, for Bank of America N.A., Charlotte, N.C. Property: 8 Moran Ave., Danbury. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $37,000, dated May 2006. Filed June 12. Heinsohn, Joan F. and Peter J. Heinsohn and Peter K. Heinsohn, et al., Newtown. Filed by Valerie A. Finney, Farmington, for JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., Columbus, Ohio. Property: 39 Berkshire Road, Sandy Hook. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage, dated May 2007. Filed June 13. Hunter Miller, Valerie and Timothy C. Miller, Danbury. Filed by Jeffrey M. Knickerbocker, Hartford, for The Bank of New York Mellon, trustee, New York City. Property: 32 Driftway Road, Danbury. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $480,000, dated September 2005. Filed June 4.

Hyman, Isobel and Scott Garrett, et al., Fairfield. Filed by Steven G. Berg, Norwalk, for Park North Condominium Association Inc., Fairfield. Property: 4001 Park Ave., Unit 15, Fairfield. Action: to foreclose on unpaid common charges and assessments. Filed June 5. Joseph, Dennis M., Greenwich. Filed by Joshua Pedreira, Hartford, for U.S Bank N.A., trustee, Salt Lake City, Utah. Property: 44 Brookridge Drive, Greenwich. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $3.5 million, dated January 2008. Filed June 13. Joseph, Paulette, et al., Bridgeport. Filed by Valerie A. Finney, Farmington, for CitiMortgage Inc., O’Fallon, Mo. Property: 740 Capitol Ave., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $259,822, dated June 2009. Filed June 13. Kerrigan, Theresa M. and Keith P. Kerrigan, et al., Newtown. Filed by Joshua Pedreira, Hartford, for U.S Bank N.A., trustee, Salt Lake City, Utah. Property: 27 Hemlock Trail, Newtown. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage, dated August 2007. Filed June 13. Key Olexovitch, Carla, et al., Bridgeport. Filed by Joshua Pedreira, Hartford, for JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., Columbus, Ohio. Property: 37 Rowsley St., Apt. 4, Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $64,000, dated June 2009. Filed June 13. Kim, Hak Yong and Suk Chong, et al., Stamford. Filed by Jeffrey M. Knickerbocker, Hartford, for The Bank of New York Mellon, trustee, New York City. Property: 187 West Ave., Unit 6, Stamford. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $348,000, dated October 2009. Filed June 11. Kitson, Barbara E. and Andrew T. Kitson, et al., Newtown. Filed by Erik Loftus, East Hartford, for Wells Fargo Bank N.A., Frederick, Md. Property: 57 Cedar Hill Road, Newtown. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $300,000, dated February 2003. Filed June 13. Kuchmas, Brian J. and Bruce A. Kuchmas, et al., Trumbull. Filed by Joshua Pedreira, Hartford, for OneWest Bank F.S.B., Pasadena, Calif. Property: 9 Ann St., Trumbull. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $502,500, dated October 2007. Filed June 13.

Kusterer, Lee W., et al., Trumbull. Filed by Dennis J. Kokenos, Trumbull, for the town of Trumbull. Property: Pinewood Trail, Trumbull. Action: to foreclose tax liens levied by the town. Filed June 11. Kusterer, Lee W., et al., Trumbull. Filed by Dennis J. Kokenos, Trumbull, for town of Trumbull. Property: 10 Pinewood Trail, Trumbull. Action: to foreclose tax liens levied by the town. Filed June 11. Lasalle, Leticia and Antonio F. Lasalle, et al., Bridgeport. Filed for Wells Fargo Bank N.A., Frederick, Md. Property: 349 Beechmont Ave., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $135,000, dated October 2004. Filed June 13. Litzinger, Richard F., Monroe. Filed by Adrienne Roach, Hartford, for Wells Fargo Bank N.A., Frederick, Md. Property: 23 Indian Hill Road, Monroe. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $196,000, dated November 2006. Filed June 14. Lubus, Raymond J. Sr., et al., Bethel. Filed by Sonja J. Straub, Farmington, for The Bank of New York Mellon, trustee, New York City. Property: 49 Taylor Ave., Bethel. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $228,000, dated March 2005. Filed June 11. Martineau, Michelle J. and Douglas I. Werner, et al., Trumbull. Filed by Mario Arena, Hartford, for Wells Fargo Bank N.A., Frederick, Md. Property: 639 Booth Hill Road, Trumbull. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $450,000, dated September 2002. Filed June 7. McCree, Betty A., et al., Bridgeport. Filed by Joshua Pedreira, Hartford, for Wilmington Trust Co., Wilmington, Del. Property: 1359 Iranistan Ave., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $236,000, dated September 2005. Filed June 11. Mitchell, Elizabeth J., Danbury. Filed by Nicole M. Fitzgerald, Farmington, for Wells Fargo Bank N.A., Frederick, Md. Property: 12 Crest Ave., Danbury. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $148,000, dated June 2003. Filed June 6.

Mocarski, Elizbieta and Dariusz Mocarski, Fairfield. Filed by Erik Loftus, East Hartford, for JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., Columbus, Ohio. Property: 1375 Bronson Road, Fairfield. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $684,250, dated December 2007. Filed June 5. Morla, Tomas, et al., Bridgeport. Filed by Sonja J. Straub, Farmington, for Deutsche Bank National Trust, trustee, Los Angeles, Calif. Property: 91 to 95 Hansen Ave., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $328,000, dated November 2006. Filed June 11. Munoz, Maria and Jiovanni Castano, et al., Bridgeport. Filed by Erik Loftus, East Hartford, for Wells Fargo Bank N.A., Frederick, Md. Property: 89 to 91 Taft Ave., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $270,000, dated April 2008. Filed June 13. Natera, Jennifer L. and Edgardo Natera, et al., Shelton. Filed by Adrienne Roach, Hartford, for JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., Columbus, Ohio. Property: 76 English Lane, Shelton. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $392,596, dated December 2000. Filed June 3. Navalta, Melca L. and Israel P. Navalta, et al., Stamford. Filed by Joshua Pedreira, Hartford, for Wells Fargo Bank N.A., Frederick, Md. Property: 71 Strawberry Hill Ave., Unit 502, Stamford. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $258,125, dated November 2006. Filed June 11. O’Donnell, Sean, et al., Bethel. Filed by Michael H. Cicchetti, Waterbury, for Connecticut Housing Financial Authority, Bridgeport. Property: 39F Main St., Bethel. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $121,600, dated April 2007. Filed June 13. Ortiz, Alyson D., et al., Danbury. Filed by Christopher K. Leonard, Danbury, for Berkshire Hills Condominium Association Inc., Danbury. Property: 160 Shelter Rock, Unit 1, Danbury. Action: to foreclose a statutory lien on this unit. Filed June 10. Patto, Wellington Jr., et al., Trumbull. Filed by Kristen Boyle, Hartford, for Wells Fargo Bank N.A., Frederick, Md. Property: 4 Chatfield Drive, Trumbull. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $158,487, dated October 1998. Filed June 6.

Peggy, Mary Ann, et al., Danbury. Filed by Christopher K. Leonard, Danbury, for Southfield Summit Association Inc., Danbury. Property: 10 South St., Unit 40, Danbury. Action: to foreclose a statutory lien on this unit. Filed June 12. Porchia, Michelle, et al., Shelton. Filed by Peter G. Kruzynski, Shelton, for Meadow Lake Condominium Association Inc., Shelton. Property: 28 Meadow Lake Drive, Shelton. Action: to foreclose a statutory lien on this unit. Filed June 12. Reinoso, Karina S. and Jenny Reinoso and Marcos V. Reinoso, et al., Stamford. Filed by Mario Arena, Hartford, for HSBC Bank USA N.A., Buffalo, N.Y. Property: 142 Oaklawn Ave., Stamford. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $460,000, dated June 2006. Filed June 11. Repko, Nikki, et al., Shelton. Filed by Adrienne Roach, Hartford, for Green Tree Servicing L.L.C., Rapid City, S.D. Property: 9 Poplar Drive, Shelton. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $316,000, dated March 2007. Filed June 3. Revangil, Wisiline and Prophete Revangil, et al., Stamford. Filed by Loren M. Bisberg, Farmington, for JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., Columbus, Ohio. Property: 46 Grant Ave., Stamford. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $395,250, dated January 2007. Filed June 12. Ricciardi, Lisa A. and Michael S. Ricciardi, et al., Newtown. Filed by Joshua Pedreira, Hartford, for Wells Fargo Bank N.A., Frederick, Md. Property: 16 Whippoorwill Hill Road, Newtown. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $300,000, dated February 2007. Filed June 13. Ripley, Chad J., Ridgefield. Filed by Loren M. Bisberg, Farmington, for CitiMortgage Inc., O’Fallon, Mo. Property: 28 Crest Road, Ridgefield. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $417,000, dated June 2008. Filed June 14. Rothermel, Carol J., et al., Greenwich. Filed by Taryn D. Martin, Plainville, for Retained Realty Inc., New York City. Property: 12 Norton Lane, Old Greenwich. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $1.8 million, dated October 2008. Filed June 11.

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on the record Rothermel, Carol J., et al., Greenwich. Filed by Taryn D. Martin, Plainville, for Retained Realty Inc., New York City. Property: 104 Silo Circle, Riverside. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $1.8 million, dated October 2008. Filed June 11. Roussas, Vasiliki, et al., Bridgeport. Filed by Loren M. Bisberg, Farmington, for First Niagara Bank N.A., Buffalo, N.Y. Property: 217 Virginia Ave., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $104,000, dated May 2005. Filed June 11. Ruggiero, Christina and Christopher Van Etten, et al., Trumbull. Filed by Kristen Boyle, Hartford, for U.S Bank N.A., trustee, Salt Lake City, Utah. Property: 17 Green Acres Lane, Trumbull. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $665,000, dated November 2006. Filed June 5. Ruiz, Alexie, Shelton. Filed by Loren M. Bisberg, Farmington, for JPMC Specialty Mortgage L.L.C., San Diego, Calif. Property: 768 Howe Ave., Shelton. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $216,500, dated July 2006. Filed June 7. Ryder Werner, Sylvia and James D. Warren, et al., Redding. Filed by Adrienne Roach, Hartford, for JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., Columbus, Ohio. Property: 230 Umpawaug Road, Redding. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage, dated October 2000. Filed June 17. Schede, Richard C. Jr., et al., Fairfield. Filed by John P. Regan, Stamford, for Fairfield County Bank, Ridgefield. Property: 154 Warsaw St., Fairfield. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $300,000, dated March 2008. Filed June 10. Schneider, Joyce A. and Robert G. Schneider, et al., Westport. Filed by Kristen Boyle, Hartford, for Bank of America N.A., Charlotte, N.C. Property: 241 Bayberry Lane, Westport. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $820,000, dated February 2006. Filed June 14. Schultz, Patricia, Shelton. Filed by Katherine E. Abel, Hartford, for United Bank N.A., Newtown. Property: 107 Woodland Park, Shelton. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $93,555, dated July 2007. Filed June 3. Seelaus, Jennifer and Karl G. Seelaus, Danbury. Filed by Amy L. Harrison, Farmington, for CitiMortgage Inc., O’Fallon, Mo. Property: 1 Fairview Ave., Unit A8, Danbury. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $148,000, dated June 2003. Filed June 6.

Segovia, Celia G. and Sandra SegoviaCanto, et al., Trumbull. Filed by Erik Loftus, East Hartford, for PHH Mortgage Corporation, Mount Laurel, N.J. Property: 41 Johnson St., Trumbull. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $210,000, dated December 2001. Filed June 6. Simoulidis, Heather A. and Panagiotis Simoulidis, Monroe. Filed by Kristen Boyle, Hartford, for JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., Columbus, Ohio. Property: 94 Lynn Drive, Monroe. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $394,733, dated September 2011. Filed June 14. Simpson, Pavi, et al., Trumbull. Filed by Michael W. Sheehan, Lew London, for RBS Citizens Bank N.A., New London. Property: 11 Indian Ledge Drive, Trumbull. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $190,000, dated November 2004. Filed June 7. Sinvilcin, Chantale and Jean Sinvilcin, et al., Bridgeport. Filed by Christopher R. Thompson, Farmington, for M&T Bank, New York City. Property: 33 to 35 Louisianna Ave., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $284,707, dated December 2004. Filed June 13. Squinobal, Robert, Monroe. Filed by Adrienne Roach, Hartford, for The Bank of New York Mellon, trustee, New York City. Property: 7 Greenwood Lane, Monroe. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $384,300, dated May 2007. Filed June 10. Strba, Judith L. and John J. Strba and Ruth LeBlanc-Jones, Stamford. Filed for PMJ Capital Corp., Greenwich. Property: 37-10 Columbus Place, Stamford. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $450,000, dated June 2001. Filed June 12. Talbert, Larry and Calvin Talbert Sr., et al., Bridgeport. Filed by Paul Lewis Otzel, Milford, for Nationstar Mortgage L.L.C., Lewisville, Texas. Property: 435 Westfield Drive, Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $152,192, dated May 2009. Filed June 11. Thaqi, Beqir, Stamford. Filed by Amanda Tiernan, West Warwick, R.I, for Deutsche Bank National Trust, trustee, Los Angeles, Calif. Property: 102 Colonial Road, Stamford. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $327,000, dated January 2007. Filed June 11.

Tribe, Michael L., et al., Stamford. Filed by Jeffrey M. Knickerbocker, Hartford, for Bank of America N.A., Charlotte, N.C. Property: 304 Erskine Road, Stamford. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $860,000, dated March 2005. Filed June 13.

Wollner, Faith M., Trumbull. Filed by Amy L. Harrison, Farmington, for Bank of America N.A., Charlotte, N.C. Property: 30 Wauneta Drive, Trumbull. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $354,895, dated November 2007. Filed June 12.

Valverde, Catalna and Miguel Valverde, Danbury. Filed by Amy L. Harrison, Farmington, for The Bank of New York Mellon, trustee, New York City. Property: 13 Casper St., Danbury. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $186,300, dated June 2003. Filed June 6.

Zielinski, Monika and Slawomir Zielinski, Stamford. Filed by Amy L. Harrison, Farmington, for JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., Columbus, Ohio. Property: 54 Ayres Drive, Stamford. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $468,000, dated May 2005. Filed June 12.

Varrone, Diane B. and John J. Varrone, et al., Trumbull. Filed by Valerie A. Finney, Farmington, for Wells Fargo Bank N.A., Frederick, Md. Property: 1203 Woodland Hills, Trumbull. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $318,032, dated June 2010. Filed June 4. Vattel, Susan and James Vattel, Greenwich. Filed by Erik Loftus, East Hartford, for U.S Bank N.A., trustee, Salt Lake City, Utah. Property: 29 Richmond Hill Road, Greenwich. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $1.8 million, dated July 2006. Filed June 13. Vita, Debra, Danbury. Filed by Christopher K. Leonard, Danbury, for Candlewood Terrace Condominium Association Inc., Danbury. Property: 17 Candlelight Drive, Danbury. Action: to foreclose a statutory lien on this unit. Filed June 10. Viveros, Estefana Maria Eugenia and Jose Viveros, Greenwich. Filed by Kristen Boyle, Hartford, for Wells Fargo Bank N.A., Frederick, Md. Property: 100 River Road, Greenwich. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $330,000, dated September 2006. Filed June 11. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Bridgeport. Filed for Calvin J. and Jonathan Bohannon. Property: 103 Crestview Drive, Bridgeport. Action: seek a declaratory judgment. Filed June 13. Williams, Whitney S. and Bradley D. Williams, Ridgefield. Filed by Amy L. Harrison, Farmington, for Bank of America N.A., Charlotte, N.C. Property: 189 Barlow Mountain Road, Ridgefield. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $456,000, dated July 2003. Filed June 10. Wisse, Elizabeth and Robert S. Wisse, Fairfield. Filed by Adrienne Roach, Hartford, for HSBC Bank USA N.A., Buffalo, N.Y. Property: 125 Paddock Hill Lane, Fairfield. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $1.8 million, dated June 2006. Filed June 14.

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consTrucTion MorTGaGE Gaymoor L.L.C., Stamford, by Michael Totilo. Lender: First County Bank, Stamford. Property: 121 Gaymoor Drive, Stamford. Amount: $252,000. Filed June 12.

NEW BUSINESSES A&A Carpentry L.L.C., 10 Cove Ave., Norwalk 06855, c/o Aparicio Ascensio. Filed June 11. Aamba Networks, 830 Old Stratfield Road, Fairfield 06825, c/o Ahsan Seyal. Filed June 11.

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Ace Express Travel Services, 18 Fairfield Ave., Norwalk 06854, c/o Yojana Shahi. Filed June 5.

96 College Place L.L.C., Stratford, by Vincent Lombardo Jr. Lender: Newtown Savings Bank, Newtown. Property: 96 College Place, Fairfield. Amount: $400,000. Filed June 10.

Agencia Hispana Express, 159 Stillwater Ave., Stamford 06902, c/o Juan R. Silva. Filed June 12.

Augusto Dasilva Enterprises L.L.C., Danbury, by Augusto Dasilva. Lender: Savings Bank of Danbury, Danbury. Property: 28 to 32 Keeler and 14 Main streets, Danbury. Amount: $620,000. Filed June 6. Dietter Properties L.L.C., Brookfield, by Frederick O. Dietter. Lender: Entertainment Financial L.L.C., South Windsor. Property: 15 Knollcrest Drive, Brookfield. Amount: $144,000. Filed June 10. Joshly Properties L.L.C., Fairfied, by Joaquim Goncalves. Lender: Fairfield County Bank, Ridgefield. Property: 734 Knapps Highway, Fairfield. Amount: $200,000. Filed June 5. LPG Bessemer Avenue L.L.C., Dallas, Texas, by Ernest O. Perry III. Lender: JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., Dallas, Texas. Property: 1875 Boston Ave., Bridgeport. Amount: $25 million. Filed June 12. Spa Inc., Fairfield, by Paul F. Richter. Lender: Fairfield County Bank, Ridgefield. Property: 411 Bronson Road, Fairfield. Amount: $520,000. Filed June 7. The Westport Building Co. L.L.C., Westport, by George Frank. Lender: Fairfield County Bank, Ridgefield. Property: 14 Old Hill Road, Westport. Amount: $1.9 million. Filed June 14. The Westport Building Co. L.L.C., Westport, by George Frank. Lender: Fairfield County Bank, Ridgefield. Property: 37 Evergreen Parkway, Westport. Amount: $1.4 million. Filed June 14.

Arthur Delbene d.b.a. Mobile Express, 20 Edgewood Circle, Monroe 06468, c/o Arthur Delbene. Filed June 13. Bonjo Coffee, 345 Elm St., Stamford 06902, c/o Eurobar Distribution Center Inc. Filed June 12. Brazilias Boutique, 7 Backus Ave., Danbury 06811, c/o RGJP Enterprises L.L.C. Filed June 12. Caregivers & Caretakers of Fairfield County, 31 Clinton Ave., Third floor, Norwalk 06854, c/o Peter Brooks. Filed June 11. Carter’s, 1738 Stratford Ave., Bridgeport 06607, c/o Michael Carter. Filed June 18.

Flexible headset for sensing brain electrical activity. Patent no. 8,473,024 issued to Elvir Causevic, New York City, N.Y.; Richard Watt, Greenwich; Craig Anderson, Chicago, Ill.; and Martin Rathgeber, Chicago, Ill.; Assigned to Brainscope Company Inc., Bethesda, Md. Heated ink-delivery system. Patent no. 8,469,497 issued to Chad David Freitag, Portland, Ore.; Pratima G. N. Rao, Sherwood, Ore.; Patricia A. Wang, Lake Oswego, Ore.; Tony R. Rogers, Milwaukie, Ore.; and Bhaskar T. Ramakrishnan, Wilsonville, Ore. Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk. Imaging members having improved imaging layers. Patent no. 8,470,505 issued to Robert C. U. Yu, Webster, N.Y.; and Yuhua Tong, Webster, N.Y. Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk. System and method for analyzing de-identified health care data. Patent no. 8,473,452 issued to N. Stephen Ober; Southboro, Mass.; John Grubmuller, Bedford, N.H.; Maureen Farrell, Bedford, Mass.; Charles Wentworth, Attleboro, Mass.; Tom Gilbert, Holliston, Mass.; Kevin Barrett, Sherborn, Mass.; Steven Davis, Brookline, Mass.; Erik Nordman, Waltham, Mass.; and Randell Grenier, Waltham, Mass. Assigned to IMS Health Inc., Norwalk. Silane acrylate containing intermediate transfer members. Patent no. 8,470,446 issued to Jin Wu, Pittsford, N.Y.; Yuhua Tong, Webster, N.Y.; Brian P. Gilmartin, Williamsville, N.Y.; and Jonathan H. Herko, Walworth, N.Y. Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk. System and method of on-demand document processing. Patent no. 8,473,454 issued to Eugene Evanitsky, Pittsford, N.Y.; John A. Moore, Rochester, N.Y.; Matthew Coene, Ontario, N.Y.; Steve Schlonski, Webster, N.Y.; and Wilma Wandersleben Chlebove, Honeoye Falls, N.Y. Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk.

NEW LIQUOR LICENSES Rainbow Thai, 5 Bridge Square, Westport 06880, c/o Saugatuck Restaurant L.L.C. Filed June 10. Villa Del Sol, 1 Jennie Lane, Westport 06880, c/o Colleen M. Osorio. Filed June 13.

PATENTS Efficient market for financial products. Patent no. 8,468,036 issued to Michael Erlanger, Westport. Assigned to Marketcore.com Inc., Greenwich.

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onnecticut’s credit conditions continued to strengthen through the first three months of the year, according to the First Quarter 2013 CBIA/Farmington Bank Credit Availability Survey.

onnecticut added 1,000 jobs in May, the third consecutive month of growth. However, the state’s unemployment rate remained unchanged at a stubborn 8%. The state posted job gains in four of the first five months of the year, with blizzard-impacted February shedding 5,700 positions.

Demand for credit among the state’s businesses remained tempered, with 29% of those surveyed indicating they sought financing, a three percentage point increase over the previous quarter.

That’s the best five-month start to any year since 2010, when the state’s on-again-off-again recovery from recession began.

“The bottom line is that modest economic growth is now translating into cautious, but rising credit demand, despite the tenuous nature of the state’s economic recovery,” said CBIA economist Peter Gioia.

“The May jobs report from the Department of Labor was a welcome bit of news,” says CBIA economist Pete Gioia. “Year-over-year job growth now stands at 12,500 jobs, but there still is bad news in eastern Connecticut, with the Norwich/New London labor market area down 3,000 jobs year-over-year and 2,100 jobs from last month.

“For the rest of the state, it looks like we’re beginning to see some traction.” The state Department of Labor also sounded a note of caution in releasing its May report. “There are still headwinds ahead,” said the Andy Condon, the agency’s research director.

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Fact vs Fiction Which employers might face penalties under Obamacare? The ACA’s employer shared responsibility provisions—also known as the employer mandate or “play-or-pay” rules— have caused considerable confusion among business owners, particularly with regard to who is required to offer coverage or face a financial penalty. If you have fewer than 50 full-time equivalent employees (FTEs), you are exempt from the employer mandate and its associated penalties. However, if you have 50 or more FTEs, you may be subject to penalties if you fail to offer at least 95% of your full-time eligible employees coverage that meets minimum value and is affordable.

“Federal budget sequester cuts will retard employment growth possibilities throughout the rest of 2013.” Other issues continue to dog the state’s economic recovery, as illustrated by the latest Quinnipiac University poll. Among the poll’s findings: f 75% of voters rate Connecticut’s economy as poor or ‘not so good.’ f Just 20% believe the economy is improving; 31% say it’s worsening and 48% say it’s static. f 57% disapprove of the way the administration is managing the economy, while 35% approve. f 63% disapprove of the administration’s handling of taxes and 55% disapprove of the way it handled the state budget. f 54% disapprove of how state lawmakers are doing their jobs. f 58% are dissatisfied with the direction the state is taking. In the 39 months since the recession ended, Connecticut has recovered just 58,600 jobs, or less than half the total lost during the economic downturn.

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Connecticut businesses were more successful securing credit in the first quarter of the year, with lenders also showing more aggression in their efforts to provide financing. The Farmington Bank Credit Availability Index (FBCAI) was at 35.8 points in the first quarter, compared with 30 in the previous period, hitting its highest level since the second quarter of 2008. The FBCAI’s future expectations component, which measures credit availability three-to-six months from now, improved to 36.5 points, or almost five index points higher than the previous quarter. “The good news is that area businesses seem to be securing the credit they need in order to meet payrolls and bolster inventories while positioning themselves for long-run growth,” said Don Klepper-Smith, chief economist and director of research at DataCorePartners. “The bad news is that this is not ‘your father’s economic recovery’ and that profound structural changes have altered demand for labor. Clearly, Connecticut businesses are navigating a new economic normal.” ➤ Read more at gov.cbia.com

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