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Manny Torres finds his field of dreams in Technique Tigers Baseball Academy

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“Mamma Mia!” performers (from left): Jodi Stevens, Juliet Lambert Pratt and Sheri Sanders. Photo Credit: Michelle Spanedda Photography

Knocking ‘Em Dead NEW ACT THEATER LOOKS TO HELP MAKE RIDGEFIELD AN ARTS DESTINATION BY KEVIN ZIMMERMAN kzimmerman@westfairinc.com

B From left: ACT Artistic Director Daniel Levine; Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal; ACT Executive Producer Katie Diamond and ACT Resident Music Director Bryan Perri at the Ridgefield theater’s opening night gala. Photo Credit: Bruce Glikas.

ringing “Broadway-style” entertainment to a local community can be a hard promise to fulfill. But ACT (A Contemporary Theatre of Connecticut) in Ridgefield is doing just that, with Broadway-trained talent both on- and off-stage. “We thought that the one missing piece of the arts puzzle in Ridgefield was an Equity theater,” said Daniel Levine, the theater’s artistic director. “And to do this right, we wanted to make sure we were affiliated with the union.” The Actor’s Equity Association is the union for stage professionals; all Broadway shows, as

well as many national tours and regional theaters, operate under Equity contracts. The benefit, as opposed to putting on a show in an unaffiliated barn or high school auditorium, is that audiences are assured of seeing Broadwaycaliber talent, while the talent can legally and ethically make the trip to Ridgefield without jeopardizing their standing with the union, Levine said. Ridgefield’s arts community is well-established, from its numerous art galleries and the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum to the Ridgefield Playhouse. Indeed, Levine — whose acting resume includes such Broadway shows as “The Rocky Horror Show” and » THEATER

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’ve been playing baseball since I was six,” recalled Manny Torres. “My passion has always been playing the game.” While Torres always had enthusiasm, he also had talent. As a student at Bridgeport’s St. Joseph High School, his pitching won him the Connecticut Gatorade Player of the Year and USA Today Connecticut Player of the Year in 1995. At the University of Alabama, he played in three College World Series as a pitcher and was twice named as an All-American. After college he played in the Cincinnati Reds’ minor league system, but in 2000 a severe shoulder injury required surgery and his dreams of professional baseball abruptly ended. “I didn’t want anything to do with baseball for a long time,” Torres recalled, adding that his self-imposed exile from the game put him “in a really dark place.” Realizing that his life was missing the structure and discipline that baseball provided him, he decided to start a new chapter in helping young players pursue their sports dreams. “I started getting into coaching by working with baseball clinics,” he said. “I fell in love with the game again.” But unlike Torres’ experience of rising through the school baseball ranks, he recognized that many Bridgeport-area youth had limited » BASEBALL

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isa Whitmore’s path to entrepreneurship began when she walked down the wedding aisle. “I married an Englishman in 2000,” she recalled. “Nigel was always missing his favorite foods. He couldn’t find his favorites, and if he did it was at a store with a small sampling.” Whitmore, who had previously managed retail franchises for the likes of Godiva and Sunglass Hut, recognized the potential for a grocery store offering items from the British Isles that would serve both expatriates from across the pond and Americans who enjoyed the local cuisine and snacks while on holiday abroad. “There is a huge Irish community here,” she explained. “And I was surprised at how many Scottish and Welshmen are in the area. People go on vacation and fall in love with the chocolate over there — they don’t use artificial colors or flavors. Here in the States, the temperatures are so varied that is can get really hot, so they use wax in our American chocolate to help stabilize it so it won’t melt as quickly. “They don’t do that with the British or Irish versions,” Whitmore added. “That’s why it tastes so creamy — it’s like real milk.” Whitmore first opened UK Gourmet in Newtown in 2003 -and was initially greeted with skepticism. “People were shocked and would ask, ‘Is there enough British food?’” she said. “And I was like, ‘This place is saturated.’” By 2016, UK Gourmet outgrew its space and relocated to a 1,400-square-foot retail store at 78 Stony Hill Road in Bethel, along the Route 6 shopping district. “The original space was about one-third of this size and I never had a stock room before,” Whitmore said. Throughout the store, Whitmore has stocked brands that cannot be located in neighborhood American supermarkets, including the Batchelors’s brand of Chip Chop Style Mushy Peas and Marrowfat Peas, Ben Shaws Dandelion & Burdock soda, Mrs. H.S. Ball’s Peach Chutney and the Tayto line-up of crisps. (Remember, in the U.K. crisps are potato chips and chips are French fries.) Whitmore’s line-up of Cadbury chocolates are imports and not the U.S.-made version from Hershey’s, which owns the Cadbury

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brand name. Whitmore’s freezer selection includes British-style bacon — the generously thick cuts, she observed, and not the “streaky bacon” that is fobbed off in this country — plus bangers and Scottish bridies, a type of meat pastry. However, those items were not brought over from overseas. “You can’t import meat — that is the only thing,” Whitmore admitted. “However, these are made by authentic Irish, Scottish and British

People were shocked and would ask, ‘Is there enough British food?’ And I was like, ‘This place is saturated.’

families here in this country.” To obtain her goods, Whitmore deals with wholesalers and food import specialists. “I let them do the heavy lifting,” she remarked. “They deal with customs and the FDA and getting things approved. We always make sure we get our stuff through proper importers.” While President Trump’s tariff policies have yet to impact her prices, Whitmore noted that the foods for sale at UK Gourmet are at a somewhat higher price than their U.S. counterparts: for example, a can of soda or a bag of crisps can cost $2. Still, there are enough people willing to spend a bit extra: Whitmore runs an e-commerce operation that ships across the country, and she is aware of motorists who seek her store out during vacations. “I hear that when people from upstate New York plan a trip before the holidays, they will drive through to us and then go spend the day doing something else like Mystic,” she said. UK Gourmet also sells merchandise related to the British culture, including the traditional Christmas crackers that are a staple of Yuletide celebrations. The store experiences an elevated level of foot traffic during the year-end period. “We do about 50 percent of our business in

about six weeks,” Whitmore said. “It’s intense.” Whitmore has also experienced a new wave of customers courtesy of the PBS broadcasts of “The Great British Baking Show,” which has spurred interest in would-be pastry chefs eager to replicate their favorite TV challenges. “A lot of people come in, especially parents with their kids, and look for special ingredients,” she said. “We have the flours and special sugar, because their sugar is a little finer.” Still, there is that old negative reputation connected with British cuisine — especially when compared to the culinary delights across the English Channel on the continent. But Whitmore insisted that today’s British fare is representative of the multicultural influences that made a positive impact on the national dishes. “If people are nervous about British food, they shouldn’t be,” she said. “The flavor is there. There are so many fun and interesting foods to try.” And if anything, Whitmore is guaranteed that her husband Nigel has nothing to complain about during mealtimes. “Now he can no longer say that he’s missing his favorite foods,” she laughed.

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Specs specialist Warby Parker debuts in CT with Greenwich store BY KEVIN ZIMMERMAN

rience,” Gilboa said. “We’ve invested in making our stores well-designed, fun and enjoyable, to give people a reason to come in.” As opposed to many eyewear retailers that keep their stock in locked display cases, Warby’s are displayed on custom-made oak “library” shelving. “Other stores’ process is very opaque,” Gilboa said, “and the customers sometimes don’t really understand what they’re buying until they’re presented with a bill for hundreds of dollars.” Warby’s approach is to encourage shoppers to try on glasses at will, with fulllength mirrors available to see how their spectacles and accessories mesh with their overall style. “Retail advisors” — about 10 in the Greenwich store — patrol the 1,000-square-foot space with iPads to access a customer’s past purchases and make recommendations. “We try to make the process as open as possible,” Gilboa said. In addition to artwork by illustrator Maira Kalman — including a mural wrapping around its walls and three-dimensional figures decorating its shelves — the store will also sell books, including Kalman-illustrated children’s titles “Cake” and “Next Stop Grand Central,” by 14 independent publishers, reflecting its underlying literary motif. That unusual theme is not only reflected by some of its frames — with

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ith so many retailers going by the wayside in the face of ever-growing competition from online retailers, it may seem odd that Warby Parker is taking the opposite tack. Originally an online-only affair, the eyewear merchant is on something of a brick-andmortar spree, opening its first Connecticut store in Greenwich on July 14. The logic behind such an apparently counterintuitive move, said co-founder and co-CEO David Gilboa, is simple: “We don’t believe that retail is dead — we believe that mediocre retail is dead.” Founded by Gilboa and three others in Philadelphia in 2010, Warby slowly began to expand into existing department stores before taking the plunge and opening its first wholly owned operation in Manhattan’s Soho neighborhood in 2013. Its 346 Greenwich Ave. location will be its 71st; Gilboa said it expects to end this year with 90. “Our e-commerce business is continuing to thrive,” he said. “But we’ve also been getting really positive feedback from our customers who have shopped and purchased in our retail stores, and we felt the time was right to make even more connections with our customers.” Warby had its eye on Greenwich for some time, Gilboa said. “We have a very large and loyal customer base in Greenwich, many of whom have been going to New York to shop at one of our eight stores there. We waited for what we felt was the perfect location on the right street, surrounded by the kinds of stores our customers also spend time in.” The prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses retailer believes it also has the answer to why so many “mediocre” merchants are failing. “The reason a lot of those stores are closing or going bankrupt is that they haven’t provided an innovative shopping expe-

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Above: Dave Gilboa and Neil Blumenthal. Right: Warby Greenwich Interior rendering.

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names like Welty and Hardy, not to mention sunglasses line Beckett — but also by the store’s moniker itself: “Warby Parker” was plucked from one of Jack Kerouac’s journals. “We discovered that at an exhibition of Kerouac’s private journals at a New York Public Library exhibition,” Gilboa said. “We decided that reading and education fit in with the whole idea of glasses.” The store further differentiates itself from its competitors through its custom designs, he added. “We use premium materials in our own unique designs and sell directly to the consumer. There are no unnecessary licensing fees, no middlemen that can result in a significant wholesale markup.” That in turn leads to what Gilboa called “a much lower price point than similar-quality glasses you’ll find elsewhere. Instead of hundreds of dollars, ours start at $95. Our value proposition is quite different and unique.” He also touted Warby Parker’s Net Promoter Score, a tool used to measure the loyalty of a firm’s customer relationships. Consistently in the low-tomid 80’s (out of a possible 100), Gilboa said the company’s NPS “is higher than that of any company in any industry that reports their score” that he’s seen. Warby Parker’s hours are 10 a.m.—6 p.m. daily.


Ticker Tocker: New kid on the stock-picking block BY KEVIN ZIMMERMAN kzimmerman@westfairinc.com

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ooking to get into the trading game — or for a better way of playing the stock market? A new Danbury company believes it has the solution. Ticker Tocker, a new integrated trading productivity platform to support both institutional and novice traders hoping to quickly find, test, learn, share, and/or execute trades, wrapped its first beta testing last week, to be followed by another beta test on Aug. 1 leading to a Sept. 1 live launch. “Being on the right side of the market is what Ticker Tocker is all about,” said chief market strategist and co-founder Stephen Kalayjian at his 108 Mill Plain Road office in Danbury. “There are so many inefficiencies in the overall scope of the business. What we’re doing is taking all those inefficiencies and addressing them in one universal platform.” That platform, built with a patented technology, allows users access to both educational content — including videos, live rooms and chat rooms — and the ability to follow Ticker Tocker “leaders,” professional traders whose strategies, portfolios and real-time trades are designed to further help members formulate their own patterns. “We help identify trends and reversals in the market by following patterns that repeat themselves on a daily basis,” Kalayjian said. “Everything and everyone has set patterns. It’s like ‘Groundhog Day’ in a way — generally speaking, it can be the same thing over and over again.” He apparently knows whereof he speaks: Kalayjian has more than 30 years of experience in the industry trading stocks, futures and currencies, having begun his career at the American Stock Exchange followed by positions at the New York Stock Exchange, the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange, and the Chicago Board of Trade. From 1992 until 2004, he traded his own capital as well as that of various family offices and became a successful day trader, trading nearly two billion shares of U.S. stocks. In 2005, Kalayjian founded his own firm, Real-Time Trading Technology, to research and develop software to help identify trends, reversals, patterns and divergences in the market place for all asset classes and time frames — experience that ultimately led to Ticker Tocker. The monetary maven’s experience actually dates back to when he was the ripe

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old age of 16. “My father was a member of the American Stock Exchange and asked me to come to work with him one day,” he recalled. “As soon as I heard the roar on the floor — traders screaming and trading — I knew it was something I wanted to do with my life.” Not that everyone was so encouraging. Kalayjian reported that he left community college after a year when he received a “D” in economics. “I said to my dad, ‘This woman’s killing me!’” he recalled. “The problem was that I was not a good test-taker. He said, ‘That’s it — I’m getting you a job on Wall Street.’ And I ended up getting hired within a day, proving that it really can be a matter of who you know.” Along the way he said he met another mentor who taught him a valuable lesson: Set limits on yourself and stick to them. “When I was starting out, if I’d set a hundred-dollar limit and I’d made that by 11

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“Jesus Christ Superstar” as well as touring productions of “Chicago” and “The Who’s Tommy” -- has spent several years at the latter, where he still serves as artistic advisor for its Broadway and cabaret series. It was there that he met Katie Diamond, also an actor with numerous Equity credits, at the behest of the Playhouse’s executive director Allison Stockel. “As great as the Playhouse is, it’s not really designed for limited-run theatrical productions,” Levine said. “It’s built to do 250-300 onenight performances a year. And with the nearest Equity theaters being the Westport Playhouse, the Music Theatre of Connecticut in Norwalk and the Goodspeed Opera House (in East Haddam), we started thinking about starting our own here in Ridgefield. “We talked about it for about a year,” he continued. “Would we be able to get actors to come out here to work? Is there a need for something like this? What will it cost? We finally decided that it wouldn’t happen unless we did it, and that was enough for us to at least try.” Levine credited Rudy

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opportunities to enjoy the game if they weren’t star players. “In 2004 and 2005, I went around the parks and realized there were not a lot of kids playing baseball in July or August,” he explained. “If you weren’t on the Little League All-Star Team, you did not play. I wanted to start a developmental league for kids that didn’t make AllStars and were home and not playing.” This concept grew into Torres’ Technique Tiger Baseball Academy, which launched in 2005 with 60 kids divided between four teams that played each other on an in-house basis. Bridgeport’s Jewish Community Center offered Torres an unused field in the rear of its property for the summertime games, and allowed Torres and his

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Jodi Stevens wows the boys on the beach in “Mamma Mia!”. Photo Credit: Michelle Spanedda Photography

Marconi, the town’s first selectman, with helping the group find its home on the long-abandoned onetime site of the SchlumbergerDoll Research Center, a five-acre parcel at 36 Old Quarry Road that the town purchased in 2012 for $7 million. Much of the remaining space — ACT’s building takes up about 9,500 square feet — will be developed for parks and trails or left as open space. While the property’s potential was obvious, so was the need for work: having flooded a few years back, the Schlumberger space was “a mess,” Levine said. “But we

youthful players to drill and practice inside during the autumn and winter months. After the first year, things began to grow very quickly. “It just kind of bubbled into one travel team the following year, and (enrollment rose to) 85 and then 100,” he said. “Several years later, we had four travel teams.” Torres eventually sought out his own facility. In August 2015 he leased a 12,000-square-foot space at 25 Lindeman Drive in Trumbull for indoor training, complete with 10 tunnels and three full mounds; he plans to expand later this year into a 1,200-square-foot space upstairs on the property. Outdoor training is held at Veterans Park in Bridgeport. The Technique Tigers training program runs 11 months, from December to October. Sessions are held three days a week in the late afternoon and early evenings,

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had a strong support team and a board that worked hard to get us the money necessary to make it happen.” Levine estimated the cost of renovating the space at $2 million, with another $800,000 spent on acquiring and installing seats, equipment, a turntable section in the stage, and the like. The end result holds 175 seats; the front row is less than two feet from the edge of the floor-level stage, which can make for some interesting theater-going experiences in and of itself. “About a year and a half after our first meetings, we were in rehearsals” for ACT’s

first production, “Mamma Mia!,” he said. That engagement, which ran June 7-24, sold out every show, said Levine, who also directed. The cast included Broadway vets Juliet Lambert Pratt (“Les Miserables”), Jodi Stevens (“Urban Cowboy”) and Craig Ramsay (“Fiddler on the Roof”). “We put asses in the seats,” Levine laughed. “It was as successful as you could want your first show to be.” Levine — whose husband Bryan Perri is ACT’s resident music supervisor — said the Abba jukebox musical was chosen in part because an informal survey of Ridgefield

Manny Torres, owner of Technique Tigers Academy in Trumbull. Photo by Phil Hall

and Torres relies on one fulltime coach and 10 volunteer coaches to provide guidance. The academy divides its teams by age, with 12 to 13 boys per team. Nine teams travel during the spring and summer, taking on baseball organizations throughout the state and in Long Island, Massachusetts and Delaware. “We’re looking to go to

Virginia and Florida in the fall with a group of 18 year olds that we have,” Torres noted. He recently added training for a girls’ softball team, which “gives us a diversity of athletes,” he said. Torres stated that while training exercises focus on speed and agility, he also stresses to his players that baseball is a team sport and

residents revealed it to be an overwhelming favorite musical. “Some of them kind of admitted it under their breath,” he chuckled. To skeptics wondering how “Mamma Mia!” could win such praise over stage stalwarts like “Guys and Dolls” or “West Side Story,” Levine noted that, as ACT’s name indicates, the focus is on “contemporary.” “Even so, it’s almost 20 years old now, so we were pushing ‘contemporary’ a bit,” he said. New York City-based auditions are, now wrapping up for ACT’s next show, “Evita”; Levine said he was pleased that about 85 percent of the cast will be Latinos, which he believes will give it more authenticity. Scheduled to run Oct. 5-21, “Evita” will be followed on Feb. 22-March 10 by “Stephen Schwartz’s Working” — part of an agreement with the Ridgefield resident, whose credits also include “Wicked” and “Pippin,” to produce one of his lesser-known works each season — and “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” May 31-June 16. Levine said he expected ACT’s seasons going forward to consist of three musicals and one play. In the meantime, he’s

also keeping busy overseeing two summer camp workshop sessions for third-to-12th graders from July 16-27: a new musical workshop, wherein they’ll learn about the process behind playwright Kate Herzlin’s penning “Peter Pan and Wendy: The Neverland Takeover,” and a showcase workshop, wherein students will learn songs, scenes and dances from current and recent Broadway musicals like “Hamilton,” “Dear Evan Hansen” and “School of Rock.” “These are the kinds of things I didn’t have growing up,” he said. “I still wonder if I’d been exposed to theater when I was younger, where would my career be now?” The workshops fall under ACT’s umbrella New Works Festival, which will also include two receptions and two professional readings of putative Broadway-bound musicals “Victory Train” and “Austen’s Pride.” Levine said he’d also like to add a conservatory program for “serious” high school students, possibly within the next year. “We’re really looking to elevate the level of entertainment in Fairfield County,” he said. “And we want to put Ridgefield on the map as an arts destination.”

self-important attitudes have no place on the diamond. “We set the tone with our founding rules: listen, effort and respect,” he said. “Once we give them that spiel, the kids do a good job in policing themselves on that.” Another aspect of the game that Torres emphasizes is the emotional reality that players cannot win every game. “Baseball is a tough sport,” he admitted. “You will fail a lot more than you will succeed. We do a lot of mental training and assure our players that they’re going to get frustrated, as well as showing them how to respond to that.” Torres charges an annual fee of $2,600 for players aged 11 to 18 and $1,600 for those 10 and under. “It’s not bad,” he said. “We over-deliver. We practice three days a week, with the practice sessions from two to two-and-a-half hours, so we definitely give

the parents the bang for the buck. I know a lot of local programs charge more and deliver less.” Since he started coaching, Torres has watched some of his former students go on to play college ball at Cornell, Fordham and Norfolk State University. His most notable student is Matthew Batten, who is now playing in the Double-A team connected with the San Diego Padres. As for himself, Torres said he is grateful for his second chance at the game and his efforts to help youngsters find their strength and sense of purpose. He cited a quote from the legendary Roberto Clemente as a daily reminder of his own value. “I have this tattooed on my leg,” he said. “It says, ‘Any time you have an opportunity to make a difference in this world and you don’t, then you are wasting your time on Earth.’”


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Stamford Health only CT participant in hypertension study; eyes treatment breakthrough

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ope for those suffering from high blood pressure may be on the way, thanks to an international clinical trial whose sole Connecticut participant is Stamford Health. The ongoing multicenter Radiance-HTN study is being conducted at 21 centers in the U.S. and 18 in Europe. The aim is to evaluate whether an investigational medical device manufactured by ReCor Medical of Palo Alto, Calif. and the U.K. called the Paradise Renal Denervation System can lower high blood pressure, or hypertension, in patients known to have mild to moderate levels of the condition. In some patients with high blood pressure, the nerves surrounding the blood vessels leading to the kidneys — renal arter-

ies — are too active, which may cause high blood pressure. The minimally invasive procedure behind the RADIANCE-HTN trial involves the delivery of ultrasound energy to control blood pressure and treat hyperactive renal nerves. A small catheter is inserted into the renal artery and ultrasound energy (heat) is delivered through the tissue surrounding the artery to interrupt the signaling of the renal nerves. By treating the nerves that run to the kidney, blood pressure may decrease. After both kidneys are treated, the catheter is removed, leaving nothing behind. “We are excited to be a part of this important study that is not only advancing our knowledge about treatment for hypertension, but also allows certain patients the ability to potentially take fewer or no hypertension medications,” said Dr. David

Hsi, chief of cardiology and co-director of the Stamford Health Heart and Vascular Institute, who is serving as its principal investigator of the RADIANCE-HTN trial, in a statement. “In fact,” he added, “up to a quarter of patients with hypertension have difficulty tolerating hypertension medications or are unable to be controlled by these medications. This is also especially great news for younger patients who may not need to rely on hypertension medication for the rest of their lives.” Stamford Health Director of Office Research Suzanne Rose said that Hsi’s knowledge and expertise in the area, as well as his participation in similar trials with other companies, had led to Stamford’s joining the study, as did her own relationship with ReCor. “We’re hopefully going to be able to make real changes


to how high blood pressure is treated in the future,” Rose said. Noting that the condition affects one in three American adults, she said that common symptoms include chest pain, impaired vision, fatigue, and irregular heartbeat. If untreated, she added, hypertension can lead to health conditions such as heart disease and stroke. According to the Mayo Clinic, roughly half the people with untreated hypertension die of heart disease related to poor blood flow (ischemic heart disease) and another third die of stroke. The ReCor study involves two cohorts: patients with mild to moderate hypertension (RADIANCE-HTN Solo Cohort) or treatment-resistant hypertension (RADIANCEHTN Trio Cohort). Open to patients between the ages of 18-75 who have a documented history of hypertension, the trial is a randomized, double-blind, sham-controlled study designed to evaluate the safety of the Paradise

Renal Denervation System. Patients either receive ultrasound renal denervation (treatment) or renal angiogram only (sham control, which Rose explained is essentially the same as placebo surgery: a surgical intervention that omits the step thought to be therapeutically necessary). In clinical trials of surgical interventions, sham surgery is an important scientific control method to ensure that the actual procedure is having the planned effect, she said. Rose explained that ReCor screened 803 patients for the Solo Cohort, with 146 being approved; Stamford screened over 40 and selected six, a ratio she said was similar to that experienced at other participating sites. Enrollment for that cohort is now closed. Enrollment remains open for the Trio Cohort, which involves patients who are taking at least three hypertension-treatment medications. Those patients, deemed resistant

We are excited to be a part of this important study that is not only advancing our knowledge about treatment for hypertension, but also allows certain patients the ability to potentially take fewer or no hypertension medications.

to anti-hypertensive medical therapy, are included to assess the efficacy and verify the safety of the Paradise System. Six Trio subjects have been enrolled at Stamford under Hsi and Dr. Ted Portnay. Rose said that Stamford expects to finish enrollment in the Trio Cohort by year’s end. The “double blind” aspect involves the fact that not only are the study’s participants unaware of whether they’ve undergone the complete procedure, but so too are most of the medical staff involved. The purpose of this kind of study is to eliminate the power of suggesting and adds validity to the results, she said. At Stamford, after the procedures are completed by Dr. Scott Martin, director of interventional cardiology or Portnay, director of cardiac catheterization lab, Hsi and other Stamford Health physicians monitor each patient’s results and experiences through various follow-up visits over

the course of the next three years. Six months after the procedure, participants will learn if they received the therapy. Those who did not may then have the opportunity to undergo the procedure, Rose said. In May ReCor announced that the RADIANCE-HTN SOLO study met its primary efficacy endpoint and demonstrated a statistically significant reduction in blood pressure in hypertensive patients. Rose said that initial results have been similarly positive at Stamford. “The people who have participated in the study here have been really enthusiastic,” she reported. “They’re all for any therapy that can help them and in the case of reducing medications, that’s something we all are striving for.” All told, “This has been a very positive experience,” Rose said. “We’re very happy to be in a position where we can try to help move science forward.”

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Despite gains, poor marks for state manufacturing BY CHRIS BOSAK

their efforts considering the barriers Connecticut economic policy presents. “I’d give manufacturers an ‘A+’ in terms of what they’ve had to do in dealing with the state,” he said. “We’ve created an environment that’s not conducive to business growth. We’ve created an environment of uncertainty and if there’s one thing business planners don’t like, it’s uncertainty.” Hicks piled on by saying the state’s unfunded liabilities represent another deterrent to businesses considering moving to Connecticut. According to the conservative-leaning American Legislative Exchange Council, Connecticut has the most underfunded pensions in the nation. “That’s viewed by a business as a future tax,” Hicks said. “It’s a built-in, surprise tax waiting around the corner unless the General Assembly does something.”

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trengths that have led to a rebound in Connecticut manufacturing were countered by familiar weaknesses as the state received a “C” grade for the industry, according to the 2018 Manufacturing and Logistics Report Card. The report, compiled by the Ball State Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) and Conexus Indiana, graded all 50 states on nine aspects of manufacturing and averaged the grades for an overall score. Connecticut scored high in global reach, productivity and innovation and human capital, but received poor grades in expected liability gap, tax climate, logistics industry health and sector diversification. “If you have high taxes, you better have good human capital and there is evidence of that in Connecticut,” said CBER director and professor Michael Hicks. Connecticut received a “C+” last year and the overall drop was mainly due to declines in liability gap and productivity. Hicks said the sector diversification “D” grade is not as bad as it appears because Connecticut is top-heavy in high-tech and advanced manufacturing as opposed to specializing in traditional manufacturing or in an industry that is declining. “You’re not canning or operating slaughter houses there,” Hicks said. “It’s one of the few states that did poorly (in diversity), but I wouldn’t worry about.” Having a high level of advanced manufacturing positions may give Connecticut a leg up on other states, but finding workers to fill all the jobs has proven to be a challenge. “There is a tremendous gap between the needs of the industry and the skills of the workforce,” said Joseph DeFeo, director of the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center at Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC). “For many years, we have

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Beverlee Fatse Dacey, president of Amodex Products, Inc.,meets with her son Alexander, the company’s marketing director, in its Bridgeport facility.

not trained enough people in the art of machining. Now that there has been a reshoring of work to the United States, manufacturing companies are scrambling to develop the talent they need to be successful.” DeFeo said the state is experiencing a renaissance in manufacturing and those with the skills are highly sought after in the market. He said there were recently 22,000 job openings for manufacturers in Connecticut, making it the fourth-largest hiring sector in the state. NVCC offers training in skills such as blueprint reading, manufacturing math and quality control, as well as operating lathes, mills, grinders and computer-numerated control machines. DeFeo said NVCC has

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a 100 percent job placement rate in manufacturing positions. The college’s programs in Waterbury are at full capacity and the center expanded its training program for incumbent workers into Danbury’s Henry Abbott Technical High School in 2015. NVCC’s College Connections program provides high school juniors and seniors who are not likely to go to college a path to earn an advanced manufacturing certificate. Hicks said Connecticut is a “leading state” in advanced manufacturing with a productive workforce, highly skilled labor pool and proximity to universities.

released “Connecticut Manufacturing: Building on the Past. Creating Our Future.” Also, DataCore, led by economist Don KlepperSmith, performed a 50-state analysis of manufacturing, a report Klepper-Smith calls one of his best works. In Klepper-Smith’s mathematical rankings, Connecticut came out 30th overall in manufacturing. The state scored

in the top 10 in productivity, exports per capita and technology. Familiar negatives, however, dragged down the overall ranking the state was in the bottom 10 in electricity costs, taxes, and state and local debt. Klepper-Smith said the Ball State study’s grading of Connecticut is “about right.” However, he gives manufacturers in the state kudos for

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Hicks has done the study every year since 2009. As a point of comparison, two separate but similar studies were done by Connecticut-based organizations in recent years. The Connecticut Business & Industry Association, led by economist Pete Gioia,

Souk Novuang operates a man up turret truck to move and place stored items at Belimo Americas in Danbury. Credit: Carol Kaliff / Hearst Connecticut Media

It would behoove Connecticut to make the business environment more friendly for manufacturers, and not with programs that “pick winners and losers,” KlepperSmith said. Manufacturing, he remarked, has a job multiplier effect of 1.6. “Manufacturing isn’t just an issue for the manufacturing sector,” he said. “It’s an issue for all of us.” With companies fleeing the state for more friendly business climates and machines doing work that people used to, the number of manufacturing jobs has decreased dramatically over the past several decades. Klepper-Smith said there are 160,000 manufacturing jobs in the state as opposed to nearly 500,000 in the late 1960s. Productivity, however, has increased even as the raw job numbers have declined. “We’re getting far more production than 50 years ago,” Klepper-Smith said. “People are working harder and technology is working harder.” Chris Bosak is a reporter for Hearst Connecticut Media. He can be reached at cbosak@hearstmedia.com


In Brief TRONOX RESPONDS TO FTC COMPLAINT ABOUT PROPOSED $1.7B DEAL

The clamor over Stamfordbased Tronox Ltd.’s proposed $1.7 billion acquisition of the titanium dioxide (TiO2) business of a Saudi Arabian company is continuing, as the U.S. Federal Trade Commission has filed a complaint against Tronox in the U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia. The complaint alleges that Tronox’s deal for the TiO2 business of Cristal would violate antitrust laws by significantly reducing competition in the North American market for chloride-process TiO2. The FTC’s decision to file the complaint came less than a week after global mining and inorganic chemicals company Tronox received conditional approval from the European Commission for the Cristal acquisition. The EC’s approval is conditional only on Tronox divesting a paper-laminate grade of TiO2, which the Stamford firm said it “is expeditiously seeking to complete.” Tronox sued the FTC in January over its opposition to the deal, maintaining that the FTC was trying to prevent the transaction not through the ordinary litigation process in federal court, but by using its administrative process to run out the clock until the transaction agreement expired. Jeffry N. Quinn, the firm’s president and CEO, said he welcomed the commission’s complaint. “For months, we have urged the FTC to follow its ordinary procedure to determine the merits of the acquisition, the same procedure the Department of Justice uses for challenging unconsummated acquisitions and mergers,” Quinn said. “Instead, the FTC chose to challenge our transaction in a Part 3 Procedure before the FTC’s Administrative Law Judge, which would not result in a

timely decision. “Even so,” he continued, “during the Part 3 Procedure, I believe we convincingly demonstrated that the FTC’s objections to the Cristal transaction are entirely misplaced and that the transaction will benefit consumers through significantly increased production of TiO2 and efficiencies arising from our post-merger increased vertical integration. “We now look forward to our long-awaited day in court and the opportunity to demonstrate how this transaction will benefit customers throughout North America and around the world,” Quinn concluded.

FAIRFIELD COUNTY DOMINATES 2017 LIST OF LARGEST GRAND LISTS

When it comes to the grand lists of Connecticut’s municipalities, Fairfield County dominated the 2017 results, with eight of the top 10 rankings held by the region’s deep-pocketed localities. According to data from the state’s Office of Policy and Management, Greenwich had the largest grand list in Connecticut last year at $32.9 billion. Greenwich’s grand list, which covers all taxable property including land, buildings and vehicles, was significantly higher than second-ranked Stamford and its $21.5 billion grand list. Other Fairfield County

localities at the top of the chart included Norwalk ($12.3 billion), Westport ($11.2 billion), Fairfield ($10.9 billion), Darien ($8.6 billion), New Canaan ($8.3 billion) and Danbury ($7.9 billion). The only top 10 localities outside of Fairfield County were ninth-ranked Milford ($6.7 billion) and tenth-ranked New Haven ($6.7 billion).

GREENWICH’S BRYNWOOD PARTNERS PICKS UP SMUCKER’S U.S. BAKING BUSINESS FOR $375M

Brynwood Partners of Greenwich has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a portfolio of brands from The J.M. Smucker Co. for $375 million. The portfolio includes the exclusive U.S. rights to the Pillsbury brand’s shelf-stable baking products along with the Hungry Jack, White Lily, Jim Dandy and Martha White brands. The agreement marks the single largest acquisition in Brynwood Partners’ 34-year history, according to company chairman and CEO Henk Hartong III. The portfolio generated net sales for Smucker of approximately $370 million for the fiscal year ended April 30. The transaction does not include the company’s baking business in Canada. The Pillsbury brand license agreement is a royalty-free, perpetual agreement with General Mills Inc. and encompasses all U.S. shelf-stable baking prod-

ucts, including flour, dry baking mixes and ready-tospread frosting, in the retail channel. The transaction also includes a 650,000-squarefoot manufacturing facility in Toledo, Ohio, where many of the acquired products are manufactured; approximately 255 full-time employees work there. To acquire the assets from Smucker, Brynwood created Hometown Food Co., which will be headquartered in Chicago and will operate the Toledo facility. “The divestiture reflects our strategy to further focus our portfolio and develop a stronger presence in pet food, coffee and snacking — all large, growing categories with sustainable growth projections,” said Mark Smucker, president and CEO of The J.M. Smucker Co. “Pillsbury, Martha White and Hungry Jack remain iconic brands, and although they no longer align with our strategic priorities, we are confident they will be nurtured at Brynwood.” The deal is expected to close in the third quarter of this year, subject to customary U.S. regulatory review.

BOOKING HOLDINGS ACQUIRES AUSTRALIA’S HOTELSCOMBINED

Booking Holdings Inc. has acquired the Australian hotel metasearch site HotelsCombined, which the Norwalk-based company, formerly known as Priceline, plans to merge into its travel metasearch brand Kayak. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. HotelsCombined was founded in 2005 and is focused on the Asia-Pacific market. Booking Holdings CEO Glenn Fogel praised HotelsCombined for having “built a strong brand with loyal consumers,” stating that the acquisition will help “expand our worldwide metasearch strategy.” “We’ve always been inspired by the entrepre-

neurial culture of Booking Holdings brands and are excited to be joining the family,” said Hichame Assi, CEO of HotelsCombined. “Operating under the Kayak umbrella will strengthen our proposition to both customers and partners with greater scale, product breadth and innovation.”

SYNCHRONY PICKS UP PAYPAL’S CONSUMER CREDIT PORTFOLIO FOR $7B

Synchrony Financial has closed a deal to acquire PayPal’s consumer credit portfolio for nearly $7 billion. In November 2017, PayPal announced it had agreed to sell $5.8 billion in consumer credit receivables to Stamford-based Synchrony as part of an expanded relationship between the two companies. The final deal involved Synchrony paying approximately $6.9 billion for PayPal’s U.S. consumer credit portfolio and additional participation interests held by unaffiliated third parties. PayPal, headquartered in San Jose, Calif., and Synchrony have been partners since 2004, when they began offering PayPalbranded credit cards allowing users to shop online and in stores. As part of the deal to sell the consumer credit receivables business, the companies have extended through 2028 their credit card program agreement involving the PayPal Extras Mastercard and the PayPal Cashback Mastercard. In addition, Synchrony will now be the exclusive issuer of the PayPal Credit online consumer financing program in the U.S., also through 2028.

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“This collaboration plays to both companies’ strengths in providing seamless digital payments and innovating for partners, merchants and consumers,” said Synchrony President and CEO Margaret Keane. “Together we can provide an enhanced customer experience for thousands of merchants and consumers.”

UNITED RENTALS ACQUIRES BAKERCORP INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS FOR $715 MILLION

Stamford-based United Rentals Inc. has acquired BakerCorp International Holdings Inc. for $715 million in cash. Headquartered in Seal Beach, Calif., BakerCorp is a provider of tank, pump, filtration and trench shoring rental solutions for industrial and construction applications. The company has approximately 950 employees at 46 locations across the U.S. and Canada and 11 locations in France, Germany, the Netherlands and the U.K., as well as a customer base of more than 4,800. For the 12-month period ending May 31, BakerCorp generated $79 million of adjusted EBITDA at a 26.9 percent margin on $295 million of total revenue. “We’re very pleased to announce an agreement to acquire BakerCorp, an expert in fluid solutions and a highly regarded, customer-focused operation,” said Michael Kneeland, CEO at United Rentals. “We’re gaining a terrific team that shares our strong commitment to safety and customer service and operations that complement our North American pump and trench offerings. This transaction will also be our company’s first experience in Europe, where BakerCorp has established an attractive, fast-growing business with significant future opportunity.” — Kevin Zimmerman, Phil Hall

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THE LIST: Leading CFOs

FAIRFIELD COUNTY

Leading CFOs Ranked by year the CFO was appointed. Name Address Area code: 203, unless otherwise noted Website

1

First County Bank

2

Greenwich Hospital

3

Ability Beyond Disability

4

EMCOR Group Inc.

5

Silgan Holdings Inc.

6

Entegris Inc.

3001 Summer St., Stamford 06905 462-4200 • firstcountybank.com

5 Perryridge Road, Greenwich 06830 863-3000 • greenwichhospital.org

4 Berkshire Blvd., Bethel 06801 888-832-8247 • abilitybeyond.org

301 Merritt Seven, Norwalk 06851 849-7800 • emcorgroup.com

4 Landmark Square, Suite 400, Stamford 06901 975-7110 • silganholdings.com

7 Commerce Drive, Danbury 06810 794-1100 • entegris.com

Interactive Brokers LLC

One Pickwick Place, Greenwich 06830 618-5100 • interactivebrokers.com

Sturm, Ruger and Co. 1 Lacey Place, Southport 06890 336-949-5200 • ruger.com

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Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. (A division of Lockheed Martin) 6900 Main St., Stratford 06614 386-4000 • sikorsky.com

United Rentals Inc.

100 First Stamford Place, Suite 700, Stamford 06902 622-3131 • unitedrentals.com

World Wrestling Entertainment Inc.

1241 E. Main St., Stamford 06902 352-8600 • wwe.com

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Greenwich Hospitality Corp. 500 Steamboat Road, Greenwich 06830 661-9800 • greenwichhospitality.com

W.R. Berkley Corp.

475 Steamboat Road, Greenwich 06830 629-3000 • wrberkley.com

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Webster Bank

137 Bank St., Waterbury 06702 578-2230 • websteronline.com

Aquarion Water Co. of Connecticut

200 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe 06468 445-7310 • aquarionwater.com

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Year appointed

CFO Title

Name Year Address appointed Area code: 203, unless otherwise noted Website

CFO Title

1978

Ronald Holbert Senior vice president and CFO

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Crane Co.

2013

Richard A. Maue Vice president, finance and CFO

1989

Eugene Colucci Senior vce president and CFO

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Ethan Allen Interiors Inc.

2014

Corey Whitely Executive vice president, administration, CFO and treasurer

1995

Lori I. Pasqualini Chief financial and administrative officer

People's United Bank

2014

David Rosato Senior executive vice president and CFO

2003

Mark A. Pompa Executive vice president and CFO

Praxair Inc.

2014

Matthew J. White Senior vice president and CFO

2004

Robert B. Lewis Executive vice president and CFO

2015

J.D. Carlson Executive vice president and CFO

2006

Gregory B. Graves Executive vice president and CFO

2016

R. Perley McBride Executive vice president and CFO

2016

Kirt Gardner Group CFO

2016

William F. Osbourn Jr. Executive vice president and CFO

2017

Stanley J. Sutula III Executive vice president and CFO

2017

John D. Sheehan Senior vice president and CFO

2018

Mark Hiltwein CFO

2018

Patrick Winterlich Executive vice president and CFO

2018

Jamey Mock Senior vice president and CFO

2018

David Goulden Executive vice president and CFO

100 First Stamford Place, Stamford 06902 363-7300 • craneco.com

1 Ethan Allen Drive, Danbury 06811 743-8000 • ethanallen.com

850 Main St., Bridgeport 06604 338-7001 • peoples.com

10 Riverview Drive, Danbury 06810 800-772-9247 • praxair.com

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Penske Automotive Group

(Audi Fairfield) 435 Commerce Drive, Fairfield 06825 335-0666 penskeautomotive.com • audifairfield.com

Frontier Communications Corp. 401 Merritt 7, Norwalk 06851 614-5600 • frontier.com

Paul J. Brody CFO, treasurer and secretary

UBS

2006

Thomas A. Dineen Vice president, treasurer and CFO

Xerox Corp.

2007

Bruce L. Tanner Executive vice president and CFO, Lockheed Martin Corp.

2008

William B. Plummer Executive vice president and CFO

2008

George Barrios Co-president, principal and CFO

2009

Saeed Nasiri CFO

2009

Richard M. Baio Senior vice president, treasurer and CFO

2011

Glenn MacInnes Executive vice president, CFO, Webster Bank and Webster Financial Corp.

2012

Donald J. Morrissey Executive vice president, CFO and corporate secretary

2006

100 Field Point Road, Greenwich 06830 622-8666 • ubs.com

201 Merritt 7, Norwalk 06851 800-275-9376 • xerox.com

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Pitney Bowes Inc.

3001 Summer St., Stamford 06905 356-5000 • pitneybowes.com/us

Terex Corp.

200 Nyala Farm Road, Westport 06880 222-7170 • terex.com

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Cenveo Corp.

200 First Stamford Place, Stamford 06902 595-3000 • cenveo.com

Hexcel Corp.

281 Tresser Blvd., 16th floor, Stamford 06901 969-0666 • hexcel.com

PerkinElmer Inc.

710 Bridgeport Ave., Shelton 06484 925-4600 • perkinelmer.com

The Priceline Group

800 Connecticut Ave., Norwalk 06854 299-8000 • priceline.com

This list is a sampling of chief financial officers who are employed by companies located in the region. If you would like to include your CFO in our next list, please contact Peter Katz at pkatz@westfairinc.com. Note: Addresses above contain regional locations, but are not necessarily the company headquarters.


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Members Credit Union seeks out the underserved in Fairfield County BY PHIL HALL phall@westfairinc.com

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n a region with no shortage of major financial services companies, it is easy to overlook Members Credit Union. “We are just under $30 million in assets,” said Kathy Chartier, president and CEO of the Cos Cob-based institution. “We are a small credit union by anyone’s standards.” But unlike the money center and regional banks that are eager to attract deep-pocketed customers, Members Credit Union puts its focus on the most financially vulnerable people within Fairfield County: immigrants, workers who are paid in cash, and residents who find themselves treated shabbily by the larger lenders. “I don’t want to name names, but we had a member who just came in here because this big bank started charging a $12 monthly fee,” Chartier said. “The customer went in and said they wanted to close their checking account and the bank said they would ruin their credit if they did. Of course, it wouldn’t. “We’ve had people who try to buy cars and are intimidated into believing that they cannot get financing,” she continued. “They will take an 18 percent credit rate on their loans, but when they come in here we find they have excellent credit and can take a 2.99 percent credit rate, and we’ll turn their loans around for them. “We didn’t realize they weren’t being treated with respect and honesty in very many places,” Chartier added. “We didn’t realize it was so apparent.” The company began in 1935 as the Greenwich CT Federal Teachers Credit Union to serve the teachers and employees of Greenwich

Kathy L. Chartier, president and CEO of Members Credit Union.

I don’t want to name names, but we had a member who just came in here because this big bank started charging a $12 monthly fee.

schools. In 2001, the name was changed to Members Credit Union and membership eligibility was broadened to include anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Fairfield County, with an emphasis on those who faced significant monetary problems. Chartier joined in 1987 as its first full-time employee, and now works with a 10-person staff. “More than 40 percent of the country would not be able to cover a financial emergency,” she declared, noting Members staff can offer in-depth assistance in Spanish as well as English. “Everyone on the staff, except our newest full-timer, is a certified financial counselor,” she continued. “When a member comes in, everyone is more empathetic to what they are going through. And we do a lot

of financial education in different organizations. On July 24, we will be doing a financial seminar in Spanish at Children’s Learning Center.” To further connect with the local Hispanic community, Members last year became the first credit union in Connecticut to earn a Juntos Avanzamos (Together We Advance) designation from the National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions, which aims to help borrowers gain financial security while avoiding predatory lenders. Chartier noted that the institution is considering undergoing the process of becoming a Community Development Financial Institution, which would further expand its mission. Members also holds low-income designation from the National Credit Union Administration

(NCUA), the federal regulator for the credit union industry, which enables it to receive certain legislated benefits. However, the NCUA was initially skeptical that a credit union in Cos Cob had a low-income population. “We are in one of the richest places in the country, but Fairfield County has a lot of people who don’t have a lot of money,” Chartier observed. “I knew we wanted to go in this direction, but you have to work through NCUA to do this. They go through your membership base and look through the ZIP code tracts — but there is no low-income ZIP code tract here.” Nevertheless, she said, after three passes Members finally received the NCUA designation. One challenge that Members faced was standing out in front of the public. When it shifted to a

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community focus in 2001, it operated a street-level branch office in Cos Cob and a branch near Stamford Hospital. But in the aftermath of the 2008 recession, Members found itself in a pinch because half of its loans were in home equity, which suffered as rates dropped to near-zero. By 2013, Members was forced to close its branches and relocate to its original location in a second-floor office at 126 E. Putnam Ave., upstairs from a CVS pharmacy. “When we closed the Stamford office, we lost hundreds of members because it wasn’t easy for them to come here,” Chartier said. “But since we started doing Hispanic outreach, when we take someone who can’t get services anywhere else and is not treated with respect, they tell everybody that they know. Now that we’ve really gotten our word out, 50 percent of our members are coming from Stamford, and a lot from Norwalk and Bridgeport as well.” Members has also gained national attention within its industry. This year, the trade journal Credit Union Times honored the institution with its Trailblazer Award for Outstanding Service to the Underserved while Chartier was selected as a finalist for the Credit Union Hero of the Year honors by the Credit Union National Association, a trade organization. Looking forward, Chartier said she is eager to set up a street-level interactive kiosk that can better serve the credit union’s membership. “Many members are paid with cash, so many of them have to come here because we don’t have an ATM that accepts cash,” she explained. “We are seeing on our dream horizon where they can put in their cash and talk to staff members face to face from this kiosk.”

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SPECIAL REPORT | GUEST COLUMN | By Anthony F. Giobbi

Why every community needs a community bank

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very year we hear of more and more banks disappearing. In the year 2000 there were approximately 8,000 community banks in the United States; the state of Connecticut had over 60. By the end of 2017 the number had decreased to less than 6,000, while Connecticut-based community banks dropped to less than 40. What happened to all these banks? Unfortunately some failed as a result of the financial crisis that began in 2008, but most disappeared as a result of mergers and acquisitions. To fully appreciate why every community needs a community bank, it would be helpful to understand what a community bank is. Such an institution is generally defined by the

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scope of its business and to a lesser extent by how big it is in terms of assets. Community banks generally have less than $10 billion in assets and provide traditional banking services in the local communities where they are based. Community banks gather deposits locally, offering checking and savings accounts as well as CDs and moneymarket accounts, and they tend to make loans locally — including home mortgages, personal loans, and small-business loans. There is a common misconception that community banks, especially the smaller ones, are limited in the types of services and state-of-the-art technologies they offer their customers. But the fact is that community banks have made tremendous strides

in recent years in terms of services and technology. Mobile banking, P2P, chat, 0nline mortgage applications — most community banks offer all these services and technologies. Here at Newtown Savings Bank, we recently conducted a survey of our mobile banking customers and learned that they rated our mobile technology as good as or better then the technology offered by the “big banks.” Contrary to the big “money centers” and large regional banks that conduct their business throughout the country and around the world — and are here today and may be gone tomorrow — community banks are truly local and committed to their communities. Indeed, their entire focus is local: Decisions and busi-

ness plans are made locally and are tied to the important events and conditions in the communities that they serve. Employees live and work locally. You may encounter them in the grocery store, coffee shop, your houses of worship or walking their dog in town. Community bankers take special care to play an active role as leaders in the community. They support the local Rotary chapter and chamber of commerce; they volunteer to serve on town committees, the local library board and local charities and other nonprofit organizations that serve the community. Community banks also provide significant financial support to those local nonprofits. Precisely because community bankers are among your neighbors and friends, they have a special affinity for providing a superior customer experience to those who walk into their branches or call their customer service centers. My favorite correspondence is from customers who write to tell us how a particular teller or manager helped them with a problem or gave them good advice, or provided outstanding customer service. These are challenging times for community banks. The cost of doing business, of keeping up with technology and heightened regulatory compliance, continues to increase. Rising costs are one reason so many banks over the past 20 years have decided to merge or be acquired. It is worth noting that some relief may come from a regulatory relief bill signed by President Donald Trump in May. As quoted by American Banker, Rebeca Romero Rainey, president of the Independent Community Bankers of America, said: “This hard-fought, long-awaited community bank regulatory relief legislation will put community banks in an enhanced position to foster local economic growth and prosperity. “By unraveling some of the suffocating regulatory burdens community banks face,” she added, “they are better able to unleash their full economic potential to the benefit of their customers and communities.” Even so, we need our customers now more than ever if we are going to survive and help our communities grow. We know you by name and we make all our decisions right here where we are located — not from some location halfway across the country. Most importantly, we are here to serve you and work side-by-side with you in our communities. So the next time you need to open a bank account or apply for a loan, think local. Think of your local community bank first. Anthony F. Giobbi is the executive vice president and chief banking officer at Newtown Savings Bank, a mutual community bank headquartered in Newtown, Connecticut, with more than $1.2 billion in assets.


Facts & Figures ATTACHMENTSRELEASED Tavarez, Freddy A., Bridgeport. Released by William A. Pelletreau. 10,000 in favor of Edil Oliveira. Property: 130-132 Poplar St., Bridgeport. Filed June 21.

BUILDING PERMITS COMMERCIAL 195 Danbury Road Associates LLC, Wilton, contractor for self. Perform alterations in an existing commercial space at 195 Danbury Road, Wilton. Estimated cost: $79,800. Filed June 8. Alimim, Veton, contractor for 39 Kenosia Avenue LLC. Renovate the office space in an existing commercial space at 39 Kenosia Ave., Danbury. Estimated cost: $45,000. Filed June 7. Bani LLC, Norwalk, contractor for self. Perform an interior fit-up in an existing commercial space for a new tenant at 47 Stevens St., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $1,000. Filed June 4. Blue Chip Painting & Contracting, Astoria, New York, contractor for Mill Post Realty LLC. Change the hair salon into the fitness studio at 136 E. Putnam Road, Greenwich. Estimated cost: $48,920. Filed June 2018. Empire Telecom USA LLC, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, contractor for Greenwich Hospital. Install new antennas on the roof of an existing commercial space at 5 Perryridge Road, Greenwich. Estimated cost: $25,000. Filed June 2018. Gesualdi Construction Inc., contractor for Merritt 7 Venture LLC. Renovate the interior of an existing commercial space at 501 Merritt 7, Norwalk. Estimated cost: $14,000. Filed June 25.

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Keane, Jonathan C., contractor for Mercurio Brothers Inc. Perform an interior fit-up in an existing commercial space for a new tenant at 508 Post Road, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $10,000. Filed June 11. Light Associates Contracting Inc., contractor for Car Uni Fair LLC. Install a concrete pad for a fuel tank in an existing commercial space at 450 Scofield Avenue Extension, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $9,800. Filed June 12. MP Construction LLC, Trumbull, contractor for 1817 Black Rock Turnpike. Remodel the interior of an existing commercial space at 1817 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $65,000. Filed June 12. Rick’s Main Roofing Ltd., Norwalk, contractor for Third Taxing District. Replace the roof on an existing commercial space at 51 Van Zant St., Unit 2, Norwalk. Estimated cost: $26,000. Filed June 6. RSCR Realty LLC, Norwalk, contractor for self. Legalize the first-floor studio apartment in an existing commercial space at 58 Van Zant St., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $4,000. Filed June 7.

RESIDENTIAL Advanced Roofing Company Inc., Wilton, contractor for John Long Martin and Lisa Martin. Alter an existing single-family residence at 26 Serendipity Lane, Wilton. Estimated cost: $10,000. Filed June 7. Anthony M. Baldino Custom Homes, contractor for Spa Inc. Finish a portion of the attic in an existing single-family residence at 232 Mayweed Road, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $10,000. Filed June 12.

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DC Contracting LLC, contractor for Erica Chirunomula. Build a wall in the living room to create an office and closet in an existing single-family residence at 941 S. Pine Creek, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $5,000. Filed June 14. Godall, Ken, Weston, contractor for self. Add a utility shed to the property of an existing single-family residence at 16 Wells Hill Road, Weston. Estimated cost: $7,000. Filed June 11. JC Canal Associates & Remodeling LLC, Fairfield, contractor for Elizabeth A. Spruance. Add a retaining wall to the property of an existing single-family residence at 1296 Old Academy Road, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $8,000. Filed June 13. Kardamis Construction LLC, Fairfield, contractor for self. Pour the foundation for a new two and a half story single-family residence with a front porch, partially finished attic and rear deck at 20 Longdean Road, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $445,950. Filed June 14. Kerigan’s Roofing Inc., contractor for Anthony D. Delia. Strip and reroof an existing single-family residence at 143 Calico Lane, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $17,250. Filed June 12. Luis Lopez Construction LLC, Stamford, contractor for Paula Cardenas. Renovate the kitchen and bathroom in an existing single-family residence at 16 Vincent Ave., Stamford. Estimated cost: $223,020. Filed between June 4 and June 15. McLevy Builders Inc., contractor for Jane Purcell. Demolish an existing single-family residence at 845 Fairfield Beach Road, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $5,000. Filed June 11.

Baybrook Remodelers Inc., West Haven, contractor for Marissa Haddad. Remodel the master bathroom in an existing single-family residence at 72 W. Morgan Ave., Fairfield. Estimated cost: $14,000. Filed June 12.

Michelangelo, Giuseppe, Fairfield, contractor for self. Add a rear deck to an existing single-family residence at 196 Figlar Ave., Fairfield. Estimated cost: $3,000. Filed June 14.

Better Built Basements LLC, contractor for Gregory Blomberg. Finish the basement with a playroom and a full bathroom at 100 Fairview Ave., Fairfield. Estimated cost: $18,000. Filed June 13.

Mike Lachance Construction LLC, contractor for William E. Fry Jr. Replace the windows on the exterior of an existing single-family residence at 30 Hakim St., Danbury. Estimated cost: $9,000. Filed June 5.

CES Danbury Solar LLC, contractor for Eileen D. Frankel. Add solar panels to the roof of an existing single-family residence at 9 Katy Lane, Norwalk. Estimated cost: $30,990. Filed June 28.

Miraballes, Freddy G., Fairfield, contractor for Amer N. Nimr and Kristen E. Nimr. Add an in-ground pool to the property of an existing single-family residence at 1061 Cedar Road, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $100,000. Filed June 11.

DRJ Builders Inc., Fairfield, contractor for Dara Sposato and Matthew Sposato. Alter an existing single-family residence at 4 Ivy Lane, Wilton. Estimated cost: $350,000. Filed June 11.

NAD Electrical and Construction Services Inc., contractor for Ramon Hernandez, et al. Construct a new single-family residence on an existing foundation at 19 Albin Road, Stamford. Estimated cost: $385,820. Filed between June 4 and June 15. PCS Development LLC, Wilton, contractor for self. Construct a new single-family residence at 15 Fullin Lane, Wilton. Estimated cost: $575,020. Filed June 6. Peterson, Francis C., et al., Danbury, contractor for self. Repair water damage to a single-family residence at 3 Horseshoe Drive, Danbury. Estimated cost: $5,000. Filed June 5. Recker, Tracey L., Norwalk, contractor for self. Renovate the kitchen area in an existing single-family residence at 208 Flax Hill Road, Unit 2, Norwalk. Estimated cost: $20,000. Filed June 6. Rochefort, Aline J. and Robert J. Rochefort, Norwalk, contractor for self. Add insulation to an existing single-family residence at 3 Allen Road, Norwalk. Estimated cost: $20,000. Filed June 28. Rozinka, Roman, Ridgefield, contractor for Steven Tortora. Create a breezeway in an existing single-family residence at 69 Sugar Loaf Mountain Road, Ridgefield. Estimated cost: $150,000. Filed June 7. Sabino, Michael J., contractor for Benianino Iannotta. Add piers to a family room in an existing single-family residence at 11 Westminster Road, Stamford. Estimated cost: $22,250. Filed between June 4 and June 15. Schiffman, Michael Keith, Weston, contractor for self. Replace the floor for a deck and railings in an existing single-family residence at 38 Merry Lane, Weston. Estimated cost: $25,000. Filed June 11. SDF Capital Liability Co., Norwalk, contractor for self. Remodel the existing kitchen, bathroom and vinyl siding in an existing single-family residence at 9 Burwell St., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $32,000. Filed June 27. Serra, Steven, Weston, contractor for self. Renovate the powder room and kitchen in an existing single-family residence at 287 Georgetown Road, Weston. Estimated cost: $18,975. Filed June 6. Spencer, Elizabeth A., Norwalk, contractor for self. Reconfigure the roof and bedroom in an existing single-family residence at 10 Lincoln Ave., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $80,000. Filed June 4.

Thomas Kane Building & Remodeling, contractor for George Moore. Add dormers, side deck and stairs to a two-story dwelling at 270 Edward St., Fairfield. Estimated cost: $220,000. Filed June 11. Toll CT III Ltd Partnership, Newtown, contractor for Toll CT III Limited Partnership. Construct a new townhouse with three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms and a one-car garage and a patio at Reserve Road, Danbury. Estimated cost: $607,299. Filed June 7. Toll CT III Ltd Partnership, Newtown, contractor for Toll CT III Limited Partnership. Construct a new townhouse with three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms and a one-car garage and a patio at 16 Putnam Lane, Danbury. Estimated cost: $202,433. Filed June 7. Trinity Heating & Air Inc., contractor for Elizabeth Scott Laura. Add solar panels to the roof of an existing single-family residence at 3 Canterbury Road, Norwalk. Estimated cost: $31,497. Filed June 25. Trudell Homes LLC, contractor for self. Pour the foundation for a new two-an-a-half-story single-family residence with a front porch, partially finished basement, bedroom and unfinished attic at 1381 Stillson Road, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $688,500. Filed June 14. Vinyl Siding Company LLC, contractor for David Rodriguez. Strip and reroof an existing single-family residence at 135 Pope St., Fairfield. Estimated cost: $10,800. Filed June 13.

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

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Bridgeport Superior Court 9 Colonial Road LLC, et al., Norwalk. Filed by Metropolitan Property and Casualty Insurance Co., Scranton, Pennsylvania. Plaintiffs’ attorney: Heather J. Adams, Hartford. Action: The plaintiffs have brought this insurance suit against the defendants alleging that they insured property owned by the plaintiffs for money received. The defendants allegedly performed improper installation of a fireplace at the residence, which caused a fire. This allegedly caused the plaintiffs to be forced to pay out insurance damages to cover the costs. The plaintiffs claim monetary damages and such other relief as the court deems appropriate. Case no. FBT-CV18-6076218-S. Filed June 28.

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Good Things Happening LEADER APPOINTED TO CONNECTICUT COUNCIL FOR EDUCATION REFORM

From left: Donna Twist, vice president, development, Bridgeport Hospital Foundation; Heather Kreitler, president, Friends of Pediatrics; and Charles Morgan, chair, department of psychiatry and behavioral health, Bridgeport Hospital.

FRIENDS OF PEDIATRICS GIFT SUPPORTS TEEN MENTAL HEALTH PROGAMS The Fairfield-based fundraising group Friends of Pediatrics has presented a gift of $50,000 to support the care of adolescents and young adults in Bridgeport Hospital’s REACH Outpatient Psychiatry Program. The gift was presented by Heather Kreitler, Friends of Pediatrics president, to Charles Morgan, chair, department of psychiatry and behavioral health, Bridgeport Hospital, and Donna Twist, vice president, development, Bridgeport Hospital Foundation. “Teens and young adults are high risk for mental illness,” said Morgan. “This is especially true of young people living in distressed communities like Bridgeport. Programs like REACH provide a safe forum for teens to discuss their concerns and learn ways to address them.” The REACH adolescent program offers support groups and other interventions for teens experiencing low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, social isolation or mood swings who may be avoiding school or have thoughts of harming themselves. The support groups, run by a clinical social worker, help the teens acquire skills, strategies and techniques to address their condition while offering an opportunity to make safe, healthy choices during their day-to-day activities and interactions. Friends of Pediatrics and its predecessor group, Woman’s Staff for Children’s Ward at Bridgeport Hospital, has supported the medical and behavioral care of children and adolescents in greater Bridgeport since it was established in 1893, less than a decade after Bridgeport Hospital first opened its doors.

TOLL BROS. HELP RENOVATE NEW MILFORD Toll Brothers employees from throughout the state pitched in to help Housatonic Habitat for Humanity renovate a three-bedroom house in New Milford. Devoting a full work day to the job, Toll Brothers volunteers worked on landscaping and finishing interior walls. Toll Brothers, headquartered in Horsham, Pa., has for the past four years been named the top home building firm worldwide on Fortune Magazine’s list of “World’s Most Admired Companies.” Their Danbury Division is located on Industrial Plaza Road. The Housatonic Habitat house in New Milford is scheduled to be completed this fall and we are currently taking applications for home ownership are currently being taken. Housatonic Habitat for Humanity focuses on making a meaningful difference in the lives of qualified working families by promoting financial stability and self-sufficiency through ownership of affordable homes. Households often consist of those who have limited assets and who have jobs that also have income caps. By providing decent, affordable, safe housing to qualified regional families, Housatonic Habitat contributes to community revitalization in the greater Danbury region by creating homes that can transform a street and neighborhood and add value to the community. This process transitions families from renters to homeowners who pay taxes; it helps stabilize families; and enables households to build equity for their future.

WHARTON GRADUATE LISTED ON THE 2018 CRANDALL CHALLENGE HONOR ROLL Hal Kurfehs, vice president of Coldwell Banker Commercial, Scalzo Group, in Bethel, has been named to the Crandall Challenge by the he Wharton Graduate Emeritus Society. The school created the Crandall Challenge in recognition of members who draw upon their Wharton graduate-acquired knowledge, talents and experience to make a significant contribution to the improvement of community, national and even worldwide socio-economic quality of life through continuous and significant volunteer endeavors. The 2018 Honor Roll, which includes 20 graduates from 10 states and 4 four countries, represents Wharton graduate classes ranging from the years 1952 to 1973. Prior to his present career in real estate Kurfehs was involved in advertising, marketing and management and served as vice president and general manager for a multinational corporation. Following that role he was president and CEO of two international direct-marketing catalog companies. Kurfehs’ volunteer activities for the past 25-plus years were the spark for the Crandall Challenge citation. Some of those activities include chairman, Western Connecticut Economic Development Alliance; Economic Advisory Board of Western Connecticut Council of Governments; chairman, Brookfield Economic Development Commission; vice Chairman, Brookfield Planning Commission; president and director of Statewide Commercial-Investment Division (CID) of the Connecticut Association of Realtors; president of the Greater Danbury CID; Board of Directors Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut; Western Connecticut Executive of the Celebrate Connecticut! statewide annual industry awards; corporator and advisory board member for Fairfield County Bank; and adjunct professor at Ancell School of Business, Western Connecticut State University.

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Shannon Marimón has been appointed executive director of the Connecticut Council for Education Reform (CCER) in New Haven. In that role she will work to narrow Connecticut’s achievement gap and raise academic outcomes for all students in the state. The organization advocates for state-level policies that help overcome educational barriers. CCER also works with educators to implement meaningful and sustainable improvement. “Closing Connecticut’s achievement gap is critical to maintaining the state’s competitive edge,” Marimón said. “A strong, effective and equitable educational system is imperative to our state’s long-term success and I look forward to building long-lasting partnerships across the business community and with other stakeholders in order to maintain the state’s focus on this vital issue.” Marimón brings more than 15 years of education and nonprofit experience to her new role. She was director of talent and operations at Connecticut RISE Network, responsible for establishing, advancing and monitoring organizational goals related to student on-track achievement and college and career readiness. At RISE, she also designed and implemented talent systems and policies and led new staff recruitment and hiring efforts.

MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER TO PLAY RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE

Carpenter, courtesy of marychapincarpenter.com

To promote her 13th studio album “Sometimes Just the Sky,” released in March, Mary Chapin Carpenter will play The Ridgefield Playhouse on July 25 at 7:30 p.m. Part of the Doyle Coffin Architecture Singer Songwriter Series and partially underwritten by Canine Training and Behavior Services LLC, the show’s opening act will be Australian singer-songwriter Emily Barker. “Sometimes Just the Sky” features new versions of 12 of Carpenter’s most beloved songs as well as one newly written song, the title track. Produced by Ethan Johns (Ryan Adams, Paul McCartney, Tom Jones), the album was recorded entirely live at Peter Gabriel’s RealWorld Studios outside Bath, England. Media sponsor for the concert is WFUV. Tickets are $77.50. The Ridgefield Playhouse is a nonprofit performing arts center at 80 East Ridge in Ridgefield.


PHILIP C. PIRES RECOGNIZED FOR EXCELLENCE nonprofit and governmental worlds, the Journal Named one of Fairfield County Business Jourrecognizes 40 of the best, brightest and nal’s “40 Under Forty” champions, Philip most promising business and communiC. Pires of Cohen and Wolf PC has also ty leaders in Fairfield County who are been recognized by Benchmark Litiunder the age of 40. gation, a guide to America’s leading Pires is a principal in the litigation firms and attorneys. Bridgeport office of Cohen and Now in its 11th year, BenchWolf, where he practices in the mark’s publication analyzes the areas of commercial litigation, litigation and disputes market municipal law, estate and proin North America. Through rebate litigation and land use and search and extensive client inzoning. Most recently Pires was terviews, Benchmark Litigation elected to serve as chairman of identifies those attorneys and Bridgeport’s Downtown Special law firms whose work stands out Services District for 2018-19. He presabove the crowd. Pires was included ently serves as moderator of Fairfield’s on Benchmark Litigation’s 2018 “40 & Representative Town Meeting, the legislaUnder Hot List,” which names practiPhilip Pires tive body for the Town of Fairfield. tioners who are consistently referenced by Pires has been named a “Rising Star” by Conpeers and clients during their research process. necticut Super Lawyers in the category of business litigaBenchmark considers these individuals to be among the tion and has received an AV Preeminent Peer Rating, the highest top young talent in their respective litigation communities. possible Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Earlier this year, Pires was named a winner of the 2018 He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 2005 from HaverFairfield County Business Journal’s “40 Under Forty” awards ford College and his J.D., with honors, in 2008 from the Universiprogram for his leadership, commitment and outstanding acty of Connecticut School of Law. complishments in the field of law. Drawing from the corporate,

THE WORKPLACE RECEIVES NEARLY $1.5 MILLION FED GRANT

Top: Aspetuck Land Trust Board of Directors. From left: Don Hyman, Nancy Moon, Chris Kerin, Maria Dempsey, Celia Campbell-Mohn, Jacquie Littlejohn, Ross Ogden, David Brant, Bill Kupinse, Heather Williams, Alan Goldbecker, Joe Schnierlein, Jeff Galdenzi, Bill Kraekel, Aili diBonaventura, Ken Bernhard. www.aspetucklandtrust.org. Middle left: Alicia Mozian, conservation director, town of Westport and Heather Williams, Aspetuck Land Trust’s Board of Directors (Westport). Middle right: Paul and Roberta Delano, Aspetuck Land Trust members (Westport). Bottom: David Brant, Aspetuck Land Trust executive director (Fairfield); Tony Hwang, State Senator;  Nancy Moon, Board of Directors (Fairfield); Don Hyman, Aspetuck Land Trust Board president (Fairfield). All photos by Derek Sterling.  

ASPETUCK LAND TRUST HOLDS ANNUAL MEETING

One-hundred-and-fifty Aspetuck Land Trust members turned out for the organization’s annual meeting at the Fairfield Museum and History Center on June 21. The theme of the meeting was “rebooted and refreshed,” underscored by the land trust’s description of its plans to create a 17,000-acre Green Corridor through Easton, Fairfield, Westport and Weston.  The organization preserves open space for public benefit in the aforementioned towns, and maintains more than 1,800 acres of protected land enjoyed by the public. Aspetuck Land Trust is supported by 1,150 individual members who make annual financial contributions to support its mission to preserve local open space.  With federal and state funds for land preservation dwindling, the organization is ramping up its efforts to get the community involved in preserving the last undeveloped open-space parcels.

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The WorkPlace is receiving a $1.495 million federal grant to implement comprehensive reentry programing to help Bridgeport residents increase their chances of achieving gainful employment. The Bridgeport organization coordinates regional workforce development policy and programs to prepare people for careers while strengthening the workforce for employers. All told, the U.S. Department of Labor is making an $82.5 million investment in the program, called the Reentry American Job Center, to be distributed amongst 41 organizations nationwide. Designed to help Americans exit incarceration and integrate into the workforce, the program will provide assessments, intensive case management, support to complete a GED, credential-bearing training and job-readiness training. Over the next three years, the Reentry American Job Center will serve nearly 200 young adults living in the Bridgeport. The program is based on the holistic model of the local American Job Centers, built on multi-agency collaboration to provide access to additional reentry services and increase the chances for a successful reentry. “Our collaborative effort with community partners, regional business leaders and government officials allows us to foster workforce training innovations for populations that have not traditionally been considered,” said Joseph Carbone, president and CEO, The WorkPlace. “We firmly believe that our approach to meeting the needs of residents transitioning from incarceration will increase employment and retention. We are exceptionally grateful to the delegation for their support, which has resulted in this great opportunity.” “This federal funding will provide support and life-changing opportunities for formerly incarcerated residents in Bridgeport looking to reenter the workforce and get back on track,” said U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy in a joint statement. “This award is a testament to The Workplace’s tireless dedication to building stronger, more resilient communities through giving people the tools they need for gainful employment and success.” “The WorkPlace being awarded this grant is great news for our community and re-entering citizens,” added Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim. “Residents looking to turn their lives in a positive direction will benefit from this additional support and programming to become productive members in our society. I am equally excited to see the positive impact that these funds will produce to reduce recidivism while improving our economic growth and workforce.”

TORCH CLUB DELIVERS $3K TO HOUSATONIC HABITAT More than 60 students from the Torch Club at the Boys & Girls Club of Redding-Easton  recently presented Housatonic Habitat for Humanity in Danbury with a check for more than $3,000.  The Torch Club, which is a program for middleschool students, raised funds by hosting a Luau Fundraiser at the Redding Community Center. Housatonic  Habitat became the recipient of this year’s campaign when students learned about how Habitat builds homes for people who might not otherwise have a decent place to live. The club focuses on learning how to be good public servants and effective fundraisers for the cause that they care about.  “I am very proud of the kids in our club,” said Torch Club Co-Advisor Scott Smith.  “They wanted to support a charity that addressed  housing and through their dedication were able to exceed the $2,500 fundraising goal the club had set for itself.” According to Housatonic  Habitat Executive Director  Fran  Normann, “Home is the key to creating sustainable change in our communities. The funds these students raised will be used toward the construction of our current home. We hope that the experience of helping others will also change their lives in the years ahead, too.”

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Facts & Figures 96 Rainbow Road LLC, et al., Trumbull. Filed by Tiyonna Beckwith and Teena Alford, Bridgeport. Plaintiffs’ attorney: Cooper, Sevillano LLC Action: The plaintiffs have brought this personal injury suit against the defendants alleging that they were injured in an accident when Tiyonna Beckwith fell through a floor owned by the defendants and struck Teena Alford. This dangerous condition was allegedly allowed to exist due to the negligence of the defendants and their employees in that they failed to keep their premises safe for guests. The plaintiffs claim monetary damages within the jurisdiction of the court. Case no. FBT-CV18-6076176-S. Filed June 27. Federated Mutual Insurance Co., et al., Hartford. Filed by John Scianna, Bridgeport. Plaintiff’s attorney: Coyne, Von Kuhn, Brady & Fries LLC, Shelton. Action: The plaintiff has brought this motor vehicle suit against the defendants alleging that he collided with an underinsured motorist and suffered injury. The insurance policy carried by the underinsured motorist is inadequate to fully compensate for the damages. The plaintiff alleges that his injuries are the legal responsibilities of his insurance company and related parties, the defendants. The plaintiff claims money damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interests and costs and such other relief as in law or equity may apply. Case no. FBT-CV18-6076148-S. Filed June 26. Franklin Transport LLC, et al., Enfield. Filed by Brenda L. Mendez, Bridgeport. Plaintiff’s attorney: Tremont, Sheldon Robinson Mahoney PC. Action: The plaintiff has brought this personal injury suit against the defendants alleging that she was hit by a car owned by the defendants and driven by an employee of the defendants during the course of their work. The defendants were allegedly negligent in that they operated their motor vehicle at an unreasonable rate of speed. The plaintiff claims monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interests and costs and such other relief as the court deems just and proper. Case no. FBT-CV186076166-S. Filed June 27. Geico General Landscape Co., Bridgeport. Filed by Kelly Duval, Fredericksburg, Virginia. Plaintiff’s attorney: Thomas M. Yuditski, Bridgeport. Action: The plaintiff has brought this motor vehicle suit against the defendant alleging that she collided with an underinsured motorist and suffered injury. The insurance policy carried by the underinsured motorist is inadequate to fully compensate for the damages. The plaintiff alleges that her injuries are the legal responsibilities of her insurance company, the defendant. The plaintiff claims money damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interests and costs and such other relief as in law or equity may apply. Case no. FBTCV18-6076110-S. Filed June 26.

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GG’s Wood Fired Pizza, Monroe. Filed by Leslie I. Salvatore, Trumbull. Plaintiff’s attorney: Cotter, Cotter & Mullins LLC, Trumbull. Action: The plaintiff has brought this personal injury suit against the defendant alleging that she slipped on a patch of grease in a restaurant owned by the defendant and sustained injury. This dangerous condition was allegedly allowed to exist due to the negligence of the defendant and its employees in that they failed to clean the grease from the floor in their store. The plaintiff claims monetary damages within the jurisdiction of the court. Case no. FBT-CV18-6076082-S. Filed June 25.

The Inwood Condominium Association Inc., Bridgeport. Filed by Florence S. Clomiro, Trumbull. Plaintiff’s attorney: Arthur C. Laske III, Fairfield. Action: The plaintiff has brought this personal injury suit against the defendant alleging that she slipped on a carpeted area owned by the defendant and sustained injury. This dangerous condition was allegedly allowed to exist due to the negligence of the defendant and its employees in that they failed to fix the frayed and separated carpet on their property. The plaintiff claims monetary damages within the jurisdiction of the court. Case no. FBT-CV18-6076081-S. Filed June 25.

Nationwide General Insurance Co., Hartford. Filed by Vickie Majors and Kenneth Anderson, Bridgeport. Plaintiffs’ attorney: Law Office of W. Martyn Philpot Jr. LLC, New Haven. Action: The plaintiffs have brought this motor vehicle suit against the defendant alleging that they collided with an underinsured motorist and suffered injury. The insurance policy carried by the underinsured motorist is inadequate to fully compensate for the damages. The plaintiffs allege that their injuries are the legal responsibilities of their insurance company, the defendant. The plaintiffs claim money damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interests and costs and such other relief as in law or equity may apply. Case no. FBT-CV18-6076267-S. Filed June 29.

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Progressive Direct Insurance Co., Hartford. Filed by Felicia Campbell, Bridgeport. Plaintiff’s attorney: Christina Hanna, Berkowitz and Hanna LLC, Stamford. Action: The plaintiff has brought this motor vehicle suit against the defendant alleging that she collided with an underinsured motorist and suffered injury. The insurance policy carried by the underinsured motorist is inadequate to fully compensate for the damages. The plaintiff alleges that her injuries are the legal responsibilities of her insurance company, the defendant. The plaintiff claims money damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interests and costs and such other relief as in law or equity may apply. Case no. FBT-CV18-6076204-S. Filed June 28. Quincy Mass Fire Insurance Co., et al., Hartford. Filed by Lamberta Dibattista and Dana Foley, Stamford. Plaintiffs’ attorney: Law Offices of Nicole L. Augenti LLC, Bridgeport. Action: The plaintiffs have brought this motor vehicle suit against the defendants alleging that they collided with an underinsured motorist and suffered injury. The insurance policy carried by the underinsured motorist is inadequate to fully compensate for the damages. The plaintiffs allege that their injuries are the legal responsibilities of their insurance company and related parties, the defendants. The plaintiffs claim money damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interests and costs and such other relief as in law or equity may apply. Case no. FBT-CV18-6076224-S. Filed June 28.

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Easy Street Auto Sales LLC, et al., North Port, Florida. Filed by Barbara H. Bruderman, Trumbull. Plaintiff’s attorney: Francis Lieto, Goldman Gruder & Woods LLC, Trumbull. Action: The plaintiff has brought this personal injury suit against the defendants alleging that she was hit by a car owned by the defendants and driven by an employee of the defendants during the course of their work. The defendants were allegedly negligent in that they operated their motor vehicle at an unreasonable rate of speed. The plaintiff claims monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interests and costs and such other relief as the court deems just and proper. Case no. DBD-CV186027590-S. Filed June 28. EDM Construction LLC, et al., Danbury. Filed by Bob Thorne Tree & Landscaping LLC, Naugatuck. Plaintiff’s attorney: Guenelsberger Law Offices, New Milford. Action: The plaintiff has brought this breach of contract suit against the defendants alleging that they had failed to make timely payments to the plaintiff for tree-cutting services provided to the defendants. The plaintiff has declared the entire outstanding balance of $5,583 due and has made a demand for the balance, yet has not received payment. The plaintiff claims money damages, interest, attorney’s fees, court costs and such other relief as is just and equitable. Case no. DBD-CV186027557-S. Filed June 28. Schneider National Carriers Inc., et al., East Hartford. Filed by Christian Cordova, Danbury. Plaintiff’s attorney: The Flood Law Firm LLC, Middletown. Action: The plaintiff has brought this personal injury suit against the defendants alleging that he was hit by a car owned by the defendants and driven by an employee of the defendants during the course of their work. The defendants were allegedly negligent in that they operated their motor vehicle at an unreasonable rate of speed. The plaintiff claims monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interests and costs and such other relief as the court deems just and proper. Case no. DBD-CV186027520-S. Filed June 27.

Ski and Sport of Westport LLC, Ridgefield. Filed by Fera International Corp., Torrance, California. Plaintiff’s attorney: Murphy, Laudati, Kiel, Buttler & Rattigan, Farmington. Action: The plaintiff has brought this breach of contract suit against the defendant alleging that it had failed to make timely payments to the plaintiff for merchandise provided to the defendant. The plaintiff has declared the entire outstanding balance of $16,475 due and has made a demand for the balance, yet has not received payment. The plaintiff claims money damages, interest, attorney’s fees, court costs and such other relief as is just and equitable. Case no. DBD-CV186027454-S. Filed June 25. Transit Tech Logistics Inc., et al., Hartford. Filed by Hilario’s Truck Center LLC, Newtown. Plaintiff’s attorney: Votre & Associates, Ridgefield. Action: The plaintiff has brought this breach of contract suit against the defendants alleging that they had failed to make timely payments to the plaintiff for accident-clearing services provided to the defendants. The plaintiff has declared the entire outstanding balance due and has made a demand for the balance, yet has not received payment. The plaintiff claims money damages, interest, attorney’s fees, court costs and such other relief as is just and equitable. Case no. DBD-CV18-6027468-S. Filed June 26.

Stamford Superior Court David and Son Landscaping Services LLC, et al., Stamford. Filed by American Express National Bank, Salt Lake City, Utah. Plaintiff’s attorney: Zwicker & Associates, Enfield. Action: The plaintiff has brought this breach of contract suit against the defendants alleging that they had failed to make timely payments to the plaintiff for a credit account. The plaintiff has declared the entire outstanding principal balance of $2,141 due and has made a demand for the balance, yet has not received payment. The plaintiff claims money damages and court costs. Case no. FST-CV18-6037087-S. Filed June 25. Geiger’s Landscape LLC, et al., Weston. Filed by Michael Santulli and Brooke Santulli, New Canaan. Plaintiffs’ attorney: Lampert, Toohey & Rucci LLC, New Canaan. Action: The plaintiffs have brought this breach of contract suit against the defendants alleging that they had failed to perform construction work on the plaintiffs’ property for money provided. The plaintiffs have declared the defendants have committed statutory theft and they have made a demand for the money provided. The plaintiffs claim money damages, treble damages and court costs. Case no. FST-CV186037081-S. Filed June 25.

Greenwich Hospital, Hartford. Filed by Rocio Valerio, Port Chester, New York. Plaintiff’s attorney: The Schwartzberg Law Firm, Stamford. Action: The plaintiff has brought this personal injury suit against the defendant alleging that it prepared her omelet with mushrooms despite the plaintiff’s insistence that she was allergic to mushrooms. The plaintiff allegedly had an allergic reaction, causing damages. The plaintiff claims monetary damages and any other relief in law or equity as may appertain. Case no. FST-CV186037100-S. Filed June 26. Kolich Holdings LLC, Stamford. Filed by Airtech of Stamford Inc., Stamford. Plaintiff’s attorney: Karen M. Riggio, Stamford. Action: The plaintiff has brought this breach of contract suit against the defendant alleging that it had failed to make timely payments to the plaintiff for HVAC services provided. The plaintiff has declared the entire outstanding balance of $23,896 due and has made a demand for the balance, yet has not received payment. The plaintiff claims money damages and court costs. Case no. FST-CV18-6037126-S. Filed June 28. Liberty Mutual Insurance Co., Hartford. Filed by Caricia Antoine, et al., Whiting, New Jersey. Plaintiffs’ attorney: Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP, Stamford. Action: The plaintiffs have brought this motor vehicle suit against the defendant alleging that she collided with an underinsured motorist and suffered injury. The insurance policy carried by the underinsured motorist is inadequate to fully compensate for the damages. The plaintiffs allege that their injuries are the legal responsibilities of their insurance company, the defendant. The plaintiffs claim money damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interests and costs and such other relief as in law or equity may apply. Case no. FST-CV18-6037099-S. Filed June 26. Tracks Café LLC, et al., Greenwich. Filed by Andrew Wolverton, Greenwich. Plaintiff’s attorney: Peter J. Somma Jr., Stamford. Action: The plaintiff has brought this assault suit against the defendants alleging that they served alcholic beverages to a patron who assaulted the plaintiff, causing damages. As a result, the plaintiff suffered a fracture of front teeth. The plaintiff claims monetary damages and such other and further relief as may pertain in law or equity. Case no. FST-CV18-6037092-S. Filed June 25.

FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT Aetna Life Insurance Co., et al. Filed by Christine Kivett. Plaintiff’s attorney: Zeldes, Needle & Cooper LLC, Bridgeport. Action: The plaintiff has brought this employee benefit suit against the defendants alleging that the plaintiff became disabled while insured by the defendants. The defendants allegedly refused to pay out long-term disability benefits due under the plan, causing damages. The plaintiff claims an order to pay, costs and attorney’s fees. Case no. 3:18-cv-01095JBA. Filed June 28. CR Bard, et al. Filed by Thomas McCourt, New Haven. Plaintiff’s attorney: RisCassi & Davis PC, Hartford. Action: The plaintiff has brought this personal injury suit against the defendants alleging  that they sold a defective hernia mesh product. The plaintiff had to get the mesh product removed, causing damages. The defendants allegedly understated the risks of the product. The plaintiff claims compensatory damages, punitive damages, attorney’s fees, costs, economic damages, prejudgment interest and post-judgement interest. Case no. 3:18-cv-01089-JCH. Filed June 27. Greenwich Woods Rehabilitation LLC. Filed by Melvin Brown. Plaintiff’s attorney: Dealea & Carton LLP, White Plains, New York. Action: The plaintiff has brought this personal injury suit against the defendant alleging that he fell and hit his head while under the defendant’s care. The plaintiff was allegedly bleeding internally for five days. The plaintiff claims damages and costs. Case no. 3:18-cv-01084-RNC. Filed June 26.

DEEDS COMMITTEE DEEDS Bryk, Matthew A., et al., Fairfield. Appointed committee: Kieran S. Kassidy, Fairfield. Property: 241 Partridge Lane, Fairfield. Amount: $385,000. Docket no. FBT-CV176067942-S. Filed June 11. DeMarkey, Justine A., et al., Stamford. Appointed committee: Aleksandr Y. Troyb, Stamford. Property: 81 Perna Lane, Stamford. Amount: $582,000. Docket no. FSTCV-17-6032680-S. Filed June 12. Kirschblum, Sylvia, et al., Fairfield. Appointed committee: Christopher P. Brennan, Fairfield. Property: 86 New St., Fairfield. Amount: $333,000. Docket no. FBT-CV176065611-S. Filed June 11.


Facts & Figures Steel, Lindsay M., et al., Newtown. Appointed Committee: Edward J. Kelleher, Newtown. Property: 55 Osborne Hill Road, Newtown. Amount: $210,000. Docket no. DBDCV-6022853-S. Filed June 13. Wasilewski, John, et al., Fairfield. Appointed committee: Robert P. Sullivan, Fairfield. Property: 119 Old Dam Road, Fairfield. Amount: $477,000. Docket no. FBT-CV166058364-S. Filed June 11.

COMMERCIAL 146 North Old Stone Bridge Road LLC, New York, New York. Seller: Thomas W. McKelvey and Barbara T. McKelvey, Greenwich. Property: 146 N. Old Stone Bridge Road, Greenwich. Amount: $1.7 million. Filed June 15.

Clear Brook Management LLC, Stamford. Seller: Susan G. Beard, Stamford. Property: 29 Standish Road, Unit 10-A-1, Stamford. Amount: $150,000. Filed June 14. Diamond Shamrock Corp., Dix Hills, New York. Seller: 95-97 Homestead Avenue LLC, Fairfield. Property: 95-97 Homestead Ave., Bridgeport. Amount: $405,000. Filed June 18. Dos Jay LLC, Bridgeport. Seller: Samuel Padro, Bridgeport. Property: 790-792 Railroad Ave., Bridgeport. Amount: $339,000. Filed June 13.

The Boone Living Trust, Scottsdale, Arizona. Seller: Lloyd Mandell and Maura Mandell, Greenwich. Property: 14 Hycliff Road, Greenwich. Amount: $3.8 million. Filed June 15.

Cabal, Carloa Maria and Jerome Bagaporo, Yonkers, New York. Seller: 9 Hobbie Street LLC, Stamford. Property: Unit A, Map 14941, Stamford. Amount: $528,000. Filed June 14.

Vila Hardwood Floors LLC, Bridgeport. Seller: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., Carrollton, Texas. Property: 1428 Iranistan Ave., Bridgeport. Amount: $88,000. Filed June 13.

Cambarari, Rocco, Danbury. Seller: Tri State Property LLC, Trumbull. Property: 197-201 Taft Ave., Bridgeport. Amount: $413,000. Filed June 13.

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Eagle892LLC, Bronx, New York. Seller: 860 Hancock Avenue LLC, Trumbull. Property: 860 Hancock Ave., Bridgeport. Amount: $30,000. Filed June 14.

Adedoyin-Soluade, Adeloa and Oredola Adeyemo Soluade, Bridgeport. Seller: Fraser Lane Associates LLC, Westport. Property: 800 Seaview Ave., Unit 800-4, Bridgeport. Amount: $219,900. Filed June 14.

49 Lake Avenue Unit LLC, Greenwich. Seller: K.D.V. Holdings LLC, Greenwich. Property: Unit L-C in Greenwich Medical Building, Greenwich. Amount: $915,000. Filed June 7.

Goldmine86 LLC, Trumbull. Seller: Postyn Properties LLC, New York, New York. Property: 827 State St., 849-875 State St. and 884-896 State St., Bridgeport. Amount: $1 million. Filed June 18.

Anderson, Martin and Lake Serrins, Sunnyside, New York. Seller: Jonathan H. Hammond and Natalie G. Hammond, Fairfield. Property: 215 Homeland St., Fairfield. Amount: $549,000. Filed June 14.

51 Dearfield LLC, Greenwich. Seller: The Idapec Realty Corp., Greenwood Village, Colorado. Property: Lots 23, 25, 26 and 27, Map of Edgewood Heights Greenwich Connecticut, Greenwich. Amount: $10.5 million. Filed June 11.

Hawleyville Properties LLC, Newtown. Seller: Stanley A. Dabal, Newtown. Property: 1 Sector Lane, Newtown. Amount: $300,000. Filed June 11.

Bannon, Diana and Sean Bannon, Greenwich. Seller: Roy N. Nevans and Virginia P. Nevans, Longboat Key, Florida. Property: 74 Greenwich Hills Drive, Greenwich. Amount: $700,000. Filed June 12.

53 Purchase LLC, Greenwich. Seller: 51 Dearfield LLC, Greenwich. Property: 51 Dearfield Drive, Greenwich. Amount: $3.9 million. Filed June 11. 540 Warner Hill LLC, Fairfield. Seller: Frederick Loder and Nancy Dispirito, Fairfield. Property: 540 Warner Hill Road, Fairfield. Amount: $1.2 million. Filed June 15. 6 Bauer Place LLC, Westport. Seller: Meghan Julie-Ann Gilbert, Middletown, New York. Property: Bauer Place, Westport. Amount: $575,000. Filed June 15. ASRT Holdings LLC, New York, New York. Seller: Daniel Quinlan, Bridgeport. Property: 172-173 Orland St., Bridgeport. Amount: $174,900. Filed June 11.

Joseph J. Lagana Builders Inc., Milford. Seller: Phyllis B. Ward, Fairfield. Property: 199 Osborne Hill Road, Fairfield. Amount: $383,000. Filed June 15. Kardamis Construction LLC, Bridgeport. Seller: Joseph Takacs, Fairfield. Property: 47 Cardinal St., Fairfield. Amount: $400,000. Filed June 15. Lexington Management LLC, Bridgeport. Seller: Fernando Queiros and Jose Queiros, Bridgeport. Property: 247 Lexington Ave., Bridgeport. Amount: $540,000. Filed June 12. N.P. Dodge Jr., et al., Newtown. Seller: Steven C. White, Newtown. Property: Lot 13, Map 2294A, Newtown. Amount: $267,500. Filed June 14.

Atlantic Coleman LLC, Westport. Seller: Citimortgage Inc., O’Fallon, Missouri. Property: 325 Lafayette St., Unit 2202, Bridgeport. Amount: $84,900. Filed June 15.

National Residential Nominee Services Inc., Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Seller: Jonathan D. Rapp and Rosanne Rapp, Fairfield. Property: 90 Ryegate Road, Fairfield. Amount: $702,500. Filed June 12.

Bridgeport Industrial Parc LLC, Bridgeport. Seller: JRP Associates LLC, Bridgeport. Property: 92 Howard Ave., Bridgeport. Amount: $1.6 million. Filed June 14.

OB Christy LLC, Bronx, New York. Seller: Wells Fargo Bank NA, West Palm Beach, Florida. Property: 60 Woodward Ave., Norwalk. Amount: $296,500. Filed June 7.

CGC Properties LLC, Westport. Seller: Jorge Gaona, Bridgeport. Property: Unit 234 of Colonial Gardens Condominium, Bridgeport. Amount: $40,000. Filed June 18.

Sunshine Residences III LLC, Fairfield. Seller: Antoinette D. Reed, Monroe. Property: 333-335 Queen St., Bridgeport. Amount: $200,000. Filed June 18.

Barbosa, Ana Carla Dorneles, Bridgeport. Seller: Christian A. Flores, Bridgeport. Property: 483 Noble Ave., Bridgeport. Amount: $80,000. Filed June 21. Berquin, Alou, Bridgeport. Seller: Juan Tello and Maria E. Tello, Bridgeport. Property: 779 Fairview Ave., Bridgeport. Amount: $197,500. Filed June 12. Biggs, Laura C., Fairfield. Seller: G. Whitney Biggs, Pauling M. Biggs and Laura C. Biggs, Fairfield. Property: Unit 140 of Pleasant Bay Condominium, Bridgeport. Amount: $179,000. Filed June 28. Bolden, George and Steven F. Bolden, Bridgeport. Seller: Tri State Property LLC, Trumbull. Property: 560-562 Garfield Ave., Bridgeport. Amount: $397,500. Filed June 13. Bright, Samantha J.E. and Pirenc and Lourens H. Pirenc, Greenwich. Seller: Philip Anker and Margaret Anker, Greenwich. Property: 186 Shore Road, Greenwich. Amount: $5.5 million. Filed June 12. Brown, Brenna Stewart and Shane Hopkins Brown, Norwalk. Seller: Dona E. McCoin, Wilton. Property: Lot 16, Map 1915, Wilton. Amount: $635,000. Filed June 11. Byrne, Gavin, Norwalk. Seller: Bertram M. Waller, Stamford. Property: Lot 18, Map 1441, Stamford. Amount: $375,000. Filed June 13.

Caminiti, Katherine J. and Eric J. Caminiti, Brooklyn, New York. Seller: Karsten G. Trillhaase and Debra B. Trillhaase, Newtown. Property: 6 Sutherland Drive, Newtown. Amount: $500,000. Filed June 14.

Delorenzo, Anthony, Bridgeport. Seller: Donna Lou Anderson, Trumbull. Property: Lot 153 in Goldenrod Ave., Bridgeport. Amount: $165,900. Filed June 25.

Gartner, Jennifer A. and James F. Gartner, Stamford. Seller: Gail Audrey Liebson, New Canaan. Property: 15 Forestwood Drive, Stamford. Amount: $650,000. Filed June 12.

Dudley, Krysta M. and Matthew D. Dudley, Purchase, New York. Seller: Martin C. Nocera and Leigh Ann Nocera, Stamford. Property: 45 Westwood Road, Stamford. Amount: $590,000. Filed June 14.

Giannotti, Rosemarie and Joyce Giannotti, Bronx, New York. Seller: FINRUL3RS LLC, Katonah, New York. Property: 241 Red Oak Road, Bridgeport. Amount: $255,000. Filed June 13.

Enright, Arisen, Newtown. Seller: Steven P. Brown and Mary P. Brown, Newtown. Property: 2 Antler Pine Road, Newtown. Amount: $460,000. Filed June 15.

Gitto, Laura and Marc Gitto, New York, New York. Seller: Michael B. Gerig and Carin E. Gerig, Westport. Property: Lot 19, Map 3701, Westport. Amount: $1.7 million. Filed June 13.

Cammalleri, Beth E. and Manuel M. Cammalleri, Brooklyn, New York. Seller: Thomas DeSalvo, Stamford. Property: 18 Peak St., Stamford. Amount: $440,900. Filed June 15.

Evelson, Randi and Michael Evelson, New York, New York. Seller: Michael J. Kennedy and Hollis Von Summer, Greenwich. Property: 63 Burning Tree Road, Greenwich. Amount: $3.4 million. Filed June 15.

Carino III, Gabriel G., Stamford. Seller: Christine Rosencrans, Stamford. Property: Unit 2 of Cold Spring Manor Condominium, Stamford. Amount: $265,000. Filed June 14.

Farrell, Michelle D., Bronx, New York. Seller: Ulyana Buchkovska, Stamford. Property: 1283-1285 Hope St., Unit 7, Stamford. Amount: $269,000. Filed June 15.

Castano, Eliana M. and Juan C. Castano, Stamford. Seller: Gloria P. Osorio, Stamford. Property: 7 Dubois St., Stamford. Amount: $530,000. Filed June 12.

Feinberg, Jennifer K. and Peter F. Feinberg, Stamford. Seller: Elinor Zemo, Stamford. Property: 320 Strawberry Hill Ave., Unit 32, Stamford. Amount: $475,000. Filed June 13.

Cheever, Alexandra G., Roxbury. Seller: Darren Wagner, Fairfield. Property: 863 Jennings Road, Fairfield. Amount: $640,000. Filed June 12. Chen, Jin Feng and Xiu Qun Chen, Stamford. Seller: G&M Commercial Properties LLC, Stamford. Property: Lot 30, Map of Halloween Heights, Stamford. Amount: $950,000. Filed June 15. Chinai, Hema and Apurva Chinai, Piscataway, New Jersey. Seller: Lydia M. Cerreta, Fairfield. Property: 53 Madison Hill, Fairfield. Amount: $620,000. Filed June 14. Chong, Set Fun and Nadeem Khokhar, Trumbull. Seller: Daniel Trovato, Trumbull. Property: 240 Texas Ave., Unit C, Bridgeport. Amount: $56,500. Filed June 14. Cinti, Meg, Fairfield. Seller: Timothy Grega, Fairfield. Property: 49 Beaver Brook Lane, Fairfield. Amount: $430,000. Filed June 15. Clark, Mary and Alex Clark, Stamford. Seller: Thomas Sturges Construction LLC, Ridgefield. Property: 1035 Stillwater Road, Stamford. Amount: $875,000. Filed June 15. Constantiner, Caren and Arturo Constantiner, Westport. Seller: Leslie Cohen, Westport. Property: 20 Minute Man Hill, Westport. Amount: $1.4 million. Filed June 15.

Feintzeig, Rachel Anna and David Matthew Bennett, Stamford. Seller: Jane MacDonald and Norman Gaffney, Fairfield. Property: Lot 23, Map 782, Fairfield. Amount: undisclosed. Filed June 14. Foltz-Peltz, Lauren and Harry Peltz, Stamford. Seller: Sean J. Currie and Jaruwan Currie, Stamford. Property: 85 Franklin St., Unit 8, Stamford. Amount: $408,000. Filed June 14. Gaillard, Guerline and Jean D. Surin, Bridgeport. Seller: Jean M. LeConte and Marie Y. Guery, Bridgeport. Property: 810-812 Colorado Ave., Bridgeport. Amount: $250,000. Filed June 12. Gallagher, Kathleen and Todd Appell, New Fairfield. Seller: Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., Newtown. Property: 90 Engleside Terrace Newtown. Amount: $58,000. Filed June 15. Gannon, Regina F. and Francis D. Gannon, New York, New York. Seller: Mary A. Jacobson, Greenwich. Property: 10 Deer Park Court, Greenwich. Amount: $3.6 million. Filed June 15. Garrett, Jennifer and Bowman Garrett, Atlanta, Georgia. Seller: Jeffrey R. Agne and Jennifer C. Agne, Fairfield. Property: 431 Rowland Road, Fairfield. Amount: $2.1 million. Filed June 11.

Debiyalal, Ryan, Bronx, New York. Seller: Nicolas Andreus, Bridgeport. Property: 630 Kossuth St., Bridgeport. Amount: $180,000. Filed June 15.

FCBJ

Glaser, Trisha and Troy A. Glaser, Fairfield. Seller: BLLK LLC, New Canaan. Property: 1010 Catamount Road, Fairfield. Amount: $730,000. Filed June 14. Green, Baerbel and Robert Green, Stamford. Seller: Laura A. Blumenthal, Stamford. Property: Unit 204 in Palmer Hill Condominium, Stamford. Amount: $618,000. Filed June 15. Habis, Sviatlana and Viktar Shemiako, Stamford. Seller: Wells Fargo Bank NA, Salt Lake City, Utah. Property: 1611 Washington Blvd., Unit 6, Stamford. Amount: $330,000. Filed June 14. Hafner, Peter, Greenwich. Seller: 31 Moshier Street LLC, Greenwich. Property: 31 Moshier St., Unit B, Greenwich. Amount: $950,000. Filed June 13. Hanna Jr., Jeffrey, Monroe. Seller: Susannah Keith, Guilford, Vermont. Property: 101 Castle Hill Road, Newtown. Amount: $183,623. Filed June 12. Henriquez, Amanda L. Navarro, Bridgeport. Seller: Freddy A. Tavarez, Bridgeport. Property: 130 Poplar St., Bridgeport. Amount: $173,400. Filed June 15. Hernandez, Yesenia, Stamford. Seller: Luis F. Mejia, Bridgeport. Property: 59 Bradley St., Bridgeport. Amount: $131,100. Filed June 14. Hero, Heather M. and Joshua C. Huffard, Greenwich. Seller: Karen Close Clarke and Christopher J. Clarke, Greenwich. Property: 66 Tomac Ave., Greenwich. Amount: $2 million. Filed June 15. Holmes, Michele, Bridgeport. Seller: The Bank of New York Mellon, trustee, Bridgeport. Property: 81 Sunset Hill Road, Bridgeport. Amount: $70,000. Filed June 18. Irwin, Roy P., Greenwich. Seller: Ross Palash and Jillian Palash, Greenwich. Property: 80 E. Elm St., Unit A, Greenwich. Amount: $1.6 million. Filed June 12.

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Facts & Figures Jachmich, Grace and Alexander Jachmich, New Canaan. Seller: Sean W. Doyle and Susan B. Doyle, Greenwich. Property: 19 Suburban Ave., Greenwich. Amount: $1.5 million. Filed June 11. Jung, Amy T. and Dennis W. Jung, Ridgewood, New Jersey. Seller: Gordon R. Hugh and Jill R. Hugh, Clermont, Florida. Property: 13 Eleven O’Clock Road, Weston. Amount: $851,000. Filed June 11.

McCarthy, Erika Leigh and Christopher Michael McCarthy, Fairfield. Seller: National Residential Nominee Services Inc., Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Property: 90 Ryegate Road, Fairfield. Amount: $702,500. Filed June 12. Miller, Traci and Jason Miller, Norwalk. Seller: Robert G. Costantini and Louise F. Costantini, Westport. Property: Plot 6, Map 4419, Westport. Amount: $1.3 million. Filed June 11.

Karson, Laura and Jamieson Karson, Fairfield. Seller: Edward Welsh and David Simone, Fairfield. Property: 187 Buena Vista Drive, Fairfield. Amount: $535,000. Filed June 11.

Milton, Vince Robert Bassit and Madge P. Bryan, Bridgeport. Seller: Alberto Rivera, Bridgeport. Property: 231 Deforest Ave., Bridgeport. Amount: $129,900. Filed June 11.

Kirsch, Amy and Jason M. Kirsch, Stamford. Seller: Lawrence Mendonca and Michelle L. Mendonca, Newtown. Property: 12 Hanover Road, Newtown. Amount: $465,000. Filed June 11.

Mirkin, Kaitlin M. W. and Alexander J. Mirkin, Bridgeport. Seller: Mark E. Smith and Kimberly S. Smith, Fairfield. Property: 483 Penfield Road, Fairfield. Amount: $1.3 million. Filed June 15.

Kolich, Anthony, Stamford. Seller: Citigroup Mortgage Loan Trust, Stamford. Property: 110 Chestnut Hill Lane, Stamford. Amount: $535,000. Filed June 13.

Muessle, Carolyn Murchie and Timothy Edward Muessle, Gladwyne, Pennsylvania. Seller: William J. McCullough and Jacqueline J. Haggerty, Stamford. Property: 202 June Road, Stamford. Amount: $1.2 million. Filed June 14.

Kuechenmeister, Paranda and Christopher Kuechenmeister, Frisco, Texas. Seller: Anthony F. LoFrisco, Wilton. Property: 33 Cider Mill Place, Wilton. Amount: $1.3 million. Filed June 13. Laeri, Kember, Fairfield. Seller: Westway Road LLC, Trumbull. Property: 487 Westway Road, Fairfield. Amount: $1 million. Filed June 18. Linnane, Erin and Matthew Linnane, Fairfield. Seller: Kardamis Construction LLC, Bridgeport. Property: 305 Ruane St., Fairfield. Amount: $630,000. Filed June 13. Loser, Juerg and Erika Loser, Greenwich. Seller: Mark P. Decker and Carolyn S. Decker, Greenwich. Property: 27 Suburban Ave., Greenwich. Amount: $895,000. Filed June 15. Lyons, Heather and David Lyons, Westport. Seller: Nora Robin and Michael Robin, Westport. Property: Lot 11, Map 3730, Westport. Amount: $1.1 million. Filed June 15. Marin, Enma B. and Jesus A. Molina, Eastchester, New York. Seller: Cholamali Farahani, Westbury, New York. Property: 262 Saunders St., Bridgeport. Amount: $42,500. Filed June 14. Marshall, Sarah Page and Robert W. Weaver, Fairfield. Seller: Barbara Bakos, Fairfield. Property: Lot 192, Map 171, Fairfield. Amount: $625,000. Filed June 18.

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Muhaxheri, Edison, Bronx, New York. Seller: 134 Overlook Avenue LLC, Fairfield. Property: 134 Overlook Ave., Fairfield. Amount: $475,000. Filed June 15. Naik, Deepthi and Prakash Naik, Westport. Seller: John P. Margaritis and Pamela M. Margaritis, Westport. Property: Lot 9, Map 2494, Westport. Amount: $1.5 million. Filed June 15. Niedober, Jean Polachek, Stamford. Seller: Meyer Hershkowitz, Stamford. Property: 61 Rock Spring Road, Unit 33, Stamford. Amount: $325,589. Filed June 14. Niekerk, Jacqueline Van and Jacques Van Niekerk, Greenwich. Seller: David B. Fein and Elizabeth J. Oestreich, New York, New York. Property: 38 Benjamin St., Greenwich. Amount: $3.3 million. Filed June 14. Obi, Gladys I. and Osayemwenre E. Obi, Bronx, New York. Seller: Zeyad E. Gadalla and Ernesta D. Gadalla, Fairfield. Property: 736 Old Stratfield Road, Fairfield. Amount: $365,000. Filed June 13. Ognibene, Josephine and Salvatore Ognibene, Islip, New York. Seller: Forest LLC, Norfolk. Property: 595 Capitol Ave., Bridgeport. Amount: $235,000. Filed June 13. Osooli, Amy A. and Arman Osooli, Wilton. Seller: Lori J. Kaine and Kenneth G. Kaine, Wilton. Property: 121 Linden Tree Road, Wilton. Amount: $1 million. Filed June 11.

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Palmer, Susan R. and William B. Palmer, Kiawah, South Carolina. Seller: William B. Palmer and Susan R. Palmer, Kiawah, South Carolina. Property: Parcel B, Map 7549, Fairfield. Amount: $0. Filed June 14. Panchal, Chintan and Renata Barradas Panchal, Greenwich. Seller: Bernardo J. Rodriguez and Ana Alvarado, Greenwich. Property: 47 Hillcrest Park Road, Greenwich. Amount: $1.8 million. Filed June 15. Parker, Lawrence and Scott William Parker, Fairfield. Seller: Andrew F. Strada and Monica L. Strada, Fairfield. Property: Lot 27, Map 2744, Fairfield. Amount: $705,000. Filed June 15. Patel, Lopabahen, Trumbull. Seller: Steven Greenbaum, Stamford. Property: 127 Greyrock Place, Unit 1008, Stamford. Amount: $273,000. Filed June 15. Pelle, Elizabeth R. and Ramon Lavin, Greenwich. Seller: Rangel Nikolov, New York, New York. Property: 24 East Ave., Unit 5, Stamford. Amount: $310,000. Filed June 12. Previlon, Suzie and Donald Martin, Norwalk. Seller: Scott E. Jordan and Cindy A. Jordan, Stamford. Property: 655 W. Hill Road, Stamford. Amount: $900,000. Filed June 14. Prince, Hidell B., Bridgeport. Seller: Marzena Sokolowski, Shelton. Property: 2996 Madison Ave., Unit A, Bridgeport. Amount: $97,000. Filed June 15. Puello, Elvyn, Bronx, New York. Seller: Marianne Velasquez, Bridgeport. Property: 66 Glenbrook Road, Bridgeport. Amount: $219,000. Filed June 11. Queally, Monica L. and Michael J. Queally, Fairfield. Seller: Joseph F. Nemia and Lynn C. Nemia, Wilton. Property: 271 Sturges Ridge Road, Wilton. Amount: $935,000. Filed June 14. Quinn, Ryan, Fairfield. Seller: Casey Lindine, Bridgeport. Property: 350 Grovers Ave., Bridgeport. Amount: $133,500. Filed June 12. Ravi, Madhuri, Greenwich. Seller: Tracy Wolak, Port Chester, New York. Property: Lot 68, Map 4149, Greenwich. Amount: $765,000. Filed June 14. Raymond, Kara and Kevin Raymond, Westport. Seller: Natalia Buza and Attila Losonczy, Westport. Property: Franklin Avenue, Westport. Amount: $875,000. Filed June 12. Renzi, Kristen J. and Mark D. Renzi, Newtown. Seller: Ivan Saxonmeyer and Lisa Saxonmeyer, Newtown. Property: 58 Pine Tree Hill Road, Newtown. Amount: $550,000. Filed June 15.

Reyman, Eva Lopez and Mauricio Inglada Rubio, Westport. Seller: Robert Ettinger, Norwalk. Property: 22C Cross Highway, Westport. Amount: $988,000. Filed June 15.

Souffrant, Guirlene and Eric Souffrant, Bridgeport. Seller: Jose D. Alves, Trumbull. Property: 96 Douglas St., Bridgeport. Amount: $298,000. Filed June 18.

Rosenstein, Grace and Douglas J. Rosenstein, Brooklyn, New York. Seller: Wynne J. Abrams, Westport. Property: 4 Budner Lane, Westport. Amount: $1.1 million. Filed June 14.

Spadaro, Janice R. and Philip A. Spadaro, Stamford. Seller: Andrew E. Wood, Stamford. Property: 934 Rock Rimmon Road, Stamford. Amount: $475,000. Filed June 15.

Rossi, Anthony and Peter Hughes, Norwalk. Seller: Catherine Futoma, Westport. Property: 35 Bridge St., Unit 301, Westport. Amount: $254,330. Filed June 12.

Sudit, Steven, Fairfield. Seller: SAI Properties LLC, Trumbull. Property: 139 Alfred St., Bridgeport. Amount: $270,000. Filed June 13.

Sanango-Ortega, Gonzalo and Gloria G. Sanango, Bridgeport. Seller: Lupe M. Tutillo, Bridgeport. Property: 214 Colorado Ave., Bridgeport. Amount: $150,000. Filed June 15. Sanchezvalencia, Carlos, Middlebury. Seller: James M. Frommert, Bridgeport. Property: 195 Beach St., Bridgeport. Amount: $193,000. Filed June 18. Savino, Stephanie and Andrew Padgett, Harrison, New York. Seller: Third Street Development LLC, Stamford. Property: 20 Third St., Unit 8, Stamford. Amount: $625,000. Filed June 13. Scott, Steven B., Norwalk. Seller: CT PN LLC, Stamford. Property: 115 Long Hill Drive, Stamford. Amount: $470,000. Filed June 13. Sicsico, Tina M., Trumbull. Seller: Raquel Rodriguez, Fairfield. Property: 382 Knapps Highway, Fairfield. Amount: $250,000. Filed June 14. Sigua, Yanira, Fairfield. Seller: Christopher John Accumanno, Fairfield. Property: Unit 16 of Maple Wood Condominium, Fairfield. Amount: $309,000. Filed June 18. Silva, Anderson Luiz Da and Girlene Maria Rodrigues, Bridgeport. Seller: Joan E. Watson, Bridgeport. Property: 2165 Madison Ave., Bridgeport. Amount: $197,000. Filed June 13. Simon, Zsuzsa and Jaime L. Fernandez, Carmel, New York. Seller: Richard W. Kalb and Mary T. Kalb, Ridgefield. Property: Parcel 6, Map 6341, Ridgefield. Amount: $655,000. Filed June 8. Smalley, Graham H. and Robert A. Smalley III, Norwalk. Seller: 43 Witch Lane LLC, Norwalk. Property: Lot 1, Map 4348, Norwalk. Amount: $1.2 million. Filed June 4. Soleiman, Ruhed and Kharshed Soleman, Stamford. Seller: Dino Kelemendi, Stamford. Property: 24 Stephen St., Stamford. Amount: $645,000. Filed June 13.

Sultana, Abida and Abhir Ahmed, Bridgeport. Seller: ABC Real Estate Investors LLC, Fairfield. Property: 720 W. Jackson Ave., Bridgeport. Amount: $277,500. Filed June 11. Taghavi, Lydia and Anash Hafez Taghavi, Danbury. Seller: Joanne Zanella, Danbury. Property: 240 Middle River Road, Danbury. Amount: $460,000. Filed June 4. Tapia, Angel Orlando and Romulo Alejandro Calderon, Bridgeport. Seller: Eufemia H. Hernandez, Bridgeport. Property: 315 Salem St., Bridgeport. Amount: $185,000. Filed June 13. Taqi, Alyssa and Ali Taqi, Greenwich. Seller: No Ka Oi Properties LLC, Greenwich. Property: 196 Valley Road, Greenwich. Amount: $2 million. Filed June 11. Thomas, Heather E. W. and Carole L. Bishop, Greenwich. Seller: Monica N. Hill, Newtown. Property: 23 Oakview Road, Newtown. Amount: $362,500. Filed June 18. Thompson, Tania and MacKenzie Hill, Stamford. Seller: Michael A. Hirsch, Stamford. Property: 12 Mohegan Ave., Stamford. Amount: $478,000. Filed June 15. Twigg, Sonny M., Milford. Seller: Lucy Martin, Bridgeport. Property: 95 Holroyd St., Bridgeport. Amount: $40,000. Filed June 18. Twigg, Sonny M., Milford. Seller: Lucille Ceresa, Milford. Property: 95 Holroyd St., Bridgeport. Amount: $2,858. Filed June 18. Twigg, Sonny M., Milford. Seller: Rita Wargo, Bridgeport. Property: 95 Holroyd St., Bridgeport. Amount: $8,571. Filed June 18. Uguna, Fausto, Bridgeport. Seller: Robin A. Gottlieb, Bridgeport. Property: 277 Indian Field Road, Bridgeport. Amount: $160,000. Filed June 14. Umansky, Jolyne Marie and Yury Umansky, Astoria, New York. Seller: LKOH Inc., Bonita Springs, Florida. Property: 85 Camp Ave., Unit 10-1, Stamford. Amount: $432,500. Filed June 15.

Vangele, Jeffrey S., Fairfield. Seller: The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, D.C. Property: 308 Colonese Road, Fairfield. Amount: undisclosed. Filed June 15. Visceglia, Tracy B. and Mark A. Visceglia, Stamford. Seller: Ronald Cowen and Carol Cowen, Delray Beach, Florida. Property: Unit 4 in Marina Bay Condominium, Stamford. Amount: $675,000. Filed June 14. Walter, Jerrilyn and Kevin Walter, Greenwich. Seller: Jill Capoccia, Greenwich. Property: 10 Ellin Drive, Greenwich. Amount: $765,000. Filed June 15. Ward, Phyllis, Fairfield. Seller: Konig Real Estate 1 LLC, Bridgeport. Property: 3250 Fairfield Ave., Unit 202, Bridgeport. Amount: $140,000. Filed June 18. Welles, Barbara, Bridgeport. Seller: John R. Cissel, Bridgeport. Property: 80 Midland St., Bridgeport. Amount: $360,000. Filed June 11. Whales, Michaela and Tyler Buckley, Norwalk. Seller: Yvette Jarreau, Weston. Property: 139 Georgetown Road, Weston. Amount: $423,000. Filed May 15. White, Caley L. and Andrew O. White, Newtown. Seller: Scott Kellerman, Newtown. Property: 44 Bears Hill Road, Newtown. Amount: $387,500. Filed June 20. Yancofski, Joseph, North Bellmore. Seller: Stephen Marotta, Fairfield. Property: 162-164 Davenport St., Bridgeport. Amount: $234,600. Filed June 15. Zaremski, Matthew, Wilton. Seller: Christopher Switzer and Linda Switzer, Wilton. Property: Lot 10, Map 2493, Wilton. Amount: $705,000. Filed June 15.

FORECLOSURES Anglin, Dorothy, et al. Creditor: Reverse Mortgage Solutions Inc., Houston, Texas. Property: 6 Abbots Lane, Westport. Mortgage default. Filed June 13. Griffin, Shirley M., et al. Creditor: The Success Village Apartments Inc., Bridgeport. Property: 14 Court A, Building 23, Apartment 14, Bridgeport. Delinquent common charges. Filed June 19. Guiza, Jairo, et al. Creditor: U.S. Bank NA, Owensboro, Kentucky. Property: 20 Cognewaugh Road, Greenwich. Mortgage default. Filed June 13. Lindo, Tamara D., et al. Creditor: Ditech Financial LLC, Tampa, Florida. Property: 100 Kingsbury Road, Bridgeport. Mortgage default. Filed June 12.


Facts & Figures Monello, Anthony, et al. Creditor: The Money Source Inc., Bridgeport. Property: 54 Soundview Ave., Bridgeport. Mortgage default. Filed June 11.

Daniels, Tracy L. and Nahum M. Daniels, 1450 Washington Blvd., Apt. 1403S, Stamford. $75,480, a tax debt on income earned. Filed June 12.

Redmond, Jonathan, et al. Creditor: Bofi Federal Bank, San Diego, California. Property: 746 Riverbank Road, Stamford. Mortgage default. Filed June 15.

Diaz, Andreas Ruiz, 35 Seaside Ave., Apt. 37, Stamford. $12,638, a tax debt on income earned. Filed June 12.

Santiago, Morales, et al. Creditor: The Bank of New York Mellon, New York, New York. Property: 209 Hooker Road, Bridgeport. Mortgage default. Filed June 15. Tobar, Carmen, et al. Creditor: U.S. Bank NA, Owensboro, Kentucky. Property: 17 Ferris Ave., Stamford. Mortgage default. Filed June 15. Wallach, Aimee L., et al. Creditor: The Bank of New York Mellon, New York, New York. Property: Lot 10, Map 3528, Newtown. Mortgage default. Filed June 12.

JUDGMENTS Finnie, Leslie, Wilton. $499 in favor of Western Connecticut Medical Group, Bethel, by Flangan & Peat, Danbury. Property: 24 Duck Pond Place, Wilton. Filed June 14. Guerrero, Gladys, Bridgeport. $1,563 in favor of Santa Energy Corp., Bridgeport, by The Law Offices of Becker & Zowine LLC, Bridgeport. Property: 31 Bankside St., Bridgeport. Filed June 19. Macari, Gerald, Stamford. $10,449 in favor of Members Credit Union, Greenwich, by Fiore and Fiore PC, Norwalk. Property: 46 London Lane, Stamford. Filed June 12. McFarland, James, Newtown. $4,434 in favor of Danbury Hospital, Danbury, by Flanagan & Peat, Danbury. Property: 45 Turkey Hill Road, Newtown. Filed June 15. Perezsantos, Miguel, Stamford. $3,264 in favor of Danbury Hospital, Danbury, by Flanagan & Peat, Danbury. Property: 53 Bonner St., Stamford. Filed June 12. Schoen, Timothy, Newtown. $1,225 in favor of Danbury Hospital, Danbury, by Flanagan & Peat, Danbury. Property: 17 Riverside Road, Newtown. Filed June 15.

LIENS FEDERAL TAX LIENS-FILED Cooke, Wendy E. and Richard T. Cooke, 1123 Sasco Hill Road, Fairfield. $52,426, a tax debt on income earned. Filed June 18.

Globe-Com Inc., 165 W. Putnam Ave., Greenwich. $43,312, quarterly payroll taxes. Filed June 12. Levy, Sloane and Glenn Blicht, 65 Old Driftway, Wilton. $305,940, a tax debt on income earned. Filed June 12. Loughran, Joseph, 113 Webbs Hill Road, Stamford. $4,282, a tax debt on income earned. Filed June 12. Marman Woodworking LLC, 44 Bouton St., Norwalk. $9,640, failure to file correct information returns tax penalty, payroll taxes and quarterly payroll taxes. Filed June 11. Mertz Co Inc., 194 S. Water St., Greenwich. $173,067, quarterly payroll taxes. Filed June 12. Nowak, Kim and Peter J. Luppino, 18 Surrey Glen, Wilton. $24,476, a tax debt on income earned. Filed June 12. Pandolfolo, Nicholas A., 225 Judd St., Fairfield. $54,272, a tax debt on income earned. Filed June 12. Preciado, Carolina and Diego A. Preciado, 30 Stonecrop Road, Norwalk. $63,499, a tax debt on income earned. Filed June 11. Raposo Construction LLC, 20 Cherry Lane, Wilton. $20,925, quarterly payroll taxes and payroll taxes. Filed June 12. Tavella, Lisa, 4 Suburban Drive, Norwalk. $26,890, failure to collect or pay tax penalty. Filed June 11. Tsionis, Dimitra and George V. Tsionis, 16 Country Club Road, Norwalk. $51,545, a tax debt on income earned. Filed June 11. Waypoint Arrow Ridge Investors LP, 9 W. Broad St., Suite 800, Stamford. $126,360, U.S. return of partnership income. Filed June 12.

FEDERAL TAX LIENSRELEASED Cleary, John, 15 Windy Knolls Road, Greenwich. $80,391, a tax debt on income earned. Filed June 12. Device ER LLC, 16 Encampment Place, Ridgefield. $6,315, quarterly payroll taxes. Filed June 11.

Friedman, Aryeh, 597 Westport Ave., Unit C556, Norwalk. $85,841, a tax debt on income earned. Filed June 11. Hansen, Thomas J., 15 Park St., Unit 7, Norwalk. $79,116, a tax debt on income earned. Filed June 12. Hansen, Thomas J., 15 Park St., Norwalk. $19,944, a tax debt on income earned. Filed June 11. Infinigence LLC, 5 Walker Hill Road, Newtown. $4,183, quarterly payroll taxes. Filed June 11. Kapetaneas, Georgette and Gregori Kapetaneas, 44 Fern St., Fairfield. $28,385, a tax debt on income earned. Filed June 12. Manigo, Gussie, 9 Burwell St., Norwalk. $108,914, property taxes. Filed June 12. Olivieri, Maria C. and Stephen J. Olivieri, 6 Cindy Lane, Norwalk. $82,735, a tax debt on income earned. Filed June 11. Ortiz, Aura M., 95 Liberty St., Apt. D8, Stamford. $131,353, a tax debt on income earned. Filed June 12. Scurvin, George, 138 East Ave., Bridgeport. $10,879, a tax debt on income earned. Filed June 14. Stark, Amie C. and Steven D. Stark, 191 Brooklawn Terrace, Fairfield. $30,772, a tax debt on income earned. Filed June 12. Sutton, Earl L., 600 Jewett Ave., Bridgeport. $8,629, a tax debt on income earned. Filed June 19. Tangredi, Peter E., 462 Rock Rimmon Road, Stamford. $73,609, a tax debt on income earned. Filed June 12. Tangredi, Peter E., 462 Rock Rimmon Road, Stamford. $19,215, a tax debt on income earned. Filed June 12.

MECHANIC’S LIENS-FILED 28 Southfield Avenue LLC, Stamford. Filed by S&K Distributions, White Plains, New York, by Christa Fischer. Property: 28-30 Southfield Ave., Unit UT2, Stamford. Amount: $88,587. Filed June 11. Mansukhani, Sanjay R., et al., Newtown. Filed by Service Partners LLC, by Walter S. Ballinger. Property: Lot 17, Map 7476, Newtown. Amount: $3,657. Filed June 20. Mozelak, Matthew, Fairfield. Filed by Hinman Builders & Developers LLC, Avon, by Dana Hinna. Property: 735 Redding Road, Fairfield. Amount: $374,703. Filed June 13.

MECHANIC’S LIENSRELEASED Fraser Lane Associates LLC, Bridgeport. Released by Wesco Distribution Inc., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, by Jodi Huber. Property: Parcel B, Beardsley Street, Bridgeport. Amount: $60,312. Filed June 14.

LIS PENDENS 600 Atlantic Street LLC, Bridgeport. Filed by The Law Office of Juda J. Epstein, Bridgeport, for Cazenovia Creek Funding I LLC. Property: 246-248 Gregory St., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on tax liens levied against the owner by the city of Bridgeport and take immediate possession of the premises. Filed June 13. Acosta, Segundo Miguel, et al., Bridgeport. Filed by The Law Office of Juda J. Epstein, Bridgeport, for Cazenovia Creek Funding I LLC. Property: 3334 Main St., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on tax liens levied against the owner by the city of Bridgeport and take immediate possession of the premises. Filed June 13. Arsenault, Christopher J., et al., Bridgeport. Filed by McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce LLC, Hartford, for Ditech Financial LLC. Property: 270 Broadbridge Road, Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $185,000, dated June 2006. Filed June 19. Belmont, Wayne, et al., Greenwich. Filed by Bendett and McHugh PC, Farmington, for The Bank of New York Mellon, New York, New York. Property: 5 DeLuca Drive, Greenwich. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $100,000, dated June 2005. Filed June 12. Bradford, Thomas, et al., Bridgeport. Filed by McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce LLC, Hartford, for Nationstar Mortgage LLC, Coral Gables, Florida. Property: 604 Birmingham St., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $285,000, dated May 2005. Filed June 19. Burl, Monicka, et al., Stamford. Filed by Ackerly & Ward, Stamford, for the Stamford Water Pollution Control Authority, Stamford. Property: 274 W. Main St., Stamford. Action: to foreclose on a sewer-use lien for nonpayment of sewer-use fees and take immediate possession of the premises. Filed June 11.

Cruz, Cristobal, et al., Bridgeport. Filed by Marinosci Law Group PC, Warwick, Rhode Island, for Nationstar Mortgage LLC, Coral Gables, Florida. Property: Evers Street, Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $342,000, dated May 2008. Filed June 12.

Fit Properties 2 LLC, Bridgeport. Filed by Goldman Gruder & Woods LLC, Norwalk, for Wilmington Trust NA, Wilmington, Delaware. Property: 119 Dewey Street, Units A and B, Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of, dated June 2017. Filed June 13.

Cuseo Family LLC, et al., Westport. Filed by the Law Office of Pat Labbadia, Clinton, for 1680 Post Road East LLC. Property: 1680 Post Road East, Westport. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $145,000, dated June 2016. Filed June 15.

Fit Properties 2 LLC, Bridgeport. Filed by Goldman Gruder & Woods LLC, Norwalk, for Wilmington Trust NA, Wilmington, Delaware. Property: 42 Otis St., Units A and B, Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of, dated June 2017. Filed June 13.

Davis, Tyron, Bridgeport. Filed by McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce LLC, Hartford, for Pennymac Loan Servicing LLC, Coral Gables, Florida. Property: 215 Seltsam Road, Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $175,437, dated April 2012. Filed June 19. Dorsey, Nicholas, et al., Newtown. Filed by Bendett and McHugh PC, Farmington, for Lakeview Loan Servicing LLC, Coral Gables, Florida. Property: Lots 82 and 83, Block E, Newtown. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $151,701, dated December 2016. Filed June 12. Elbert, Lynda, et al., Bridgeport. Filed by The Law Office of Juda J. Epstein, Bridgeport, for Cazenovia Creek Funding I LLC. Property: 226 Garden Drive, Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on tax liens levied against the owner by the city of Bridgeport and take immediate possession of the premises. Filed June 13. Fauvette, Saint Julien, et al., Bridgeport. Filed by Bendett and McHugh PC, Farmington, for Village Capital & Investment LLC. Property: 95-97 Staples St., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $318,578, dated January 2013. Filed June 14. Fernand, Mark, et al., Newtown. Filed by Bendett and McHugh PC, Farmington, for Wells Fargo Bank NA, Frederick, Maryland. Property: Lot 3, Map 938, Newtown. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $250,000, dated August 2006. Filed June 13. Fit Properties 2 LLC, Bridgeport. Filed by Goldman Gruder & Woods LLC, Norwalk, for Wilmington Trust NA, Wilmington, Delaware. Property: 601 Laurel Ave., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $858,000, dated June 2017. Filed June 13. Fit Properties 2 LLC, Bridgeport. Filed by Goldman Gruder & Woods LLC, Norwalk, for Wilmington Trust NA, Wilmington, Delaware. Property: 1680 Reservoir Ave., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $858,000, dated June 2017. Filed June 13.

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Fit Properties 2 LLC, Bridgeport. Filed by Goldman Gruder & Woods LLC, Norwalk, for Wilmington Trust NA, Wilmington, Delaware. Property: 906-908 Maplewood Ave., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $858,000, dated June 2017. Filed June 13. Fit Properties 2 LLC, Bridgeport. Filed by Goldman Gruder & Woods LLC, Norwalk, for Wilmington Trust NA, Wilmington, Delaware. Property: 20 Sunshine Circle, Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $858,000, dated June 2017. Filed June 13. Fontain, Venoal, et al., Bridgeport. Filed by Leopold & Associates PLLC, Stamford, for Wells Fargo Bank NA, Frederick, Maryland. Property: 850 Clinton Ave., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $96,000, dated September 1998. Filed June 19. Fordham, Vilma, et al., Bridgeport. Filed by McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce LLC, Hartford, for Federal National Mortgage Association, Dallas, Texas. Property: 113 Rennell St., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $108,150, dated August 2005. Filed June 19. Garner, Sherlyn, et al., Bridgeport. Filed by Parrett Porto Parese & Colwell PC, Hamden, for Connex Credit Union Inc. Property: 625 Westfield Ave., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $212,000, dated September 2007. Filed June 12. Hall, Roberta, et al., Bridgeport. Filed by Frankel & Berg, Norwalk, for Lenox Square Condominium Inc. Property: 1610 Fairfield Ave., Unit 204, Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a condominium lien for delinquent common charges and assessments and take immediate possession of the premises. Filed June 14.

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Facts & Figures Harris, Jennifer G., et al., Greenwich. Filed by The Law Office of Ronald J. Brien LLC, Greenwich, for Robert Rozmus Plumbing & Heating Inc. Property: Glenville Road, Greenwich. Action: to foreclose on a mechanic’s lien against the defendants and take immediate possession of the premises. Filed June 12.

Lubin, Pierre R., et al., Stamford. Filed by Ackerly & Ward, Stamford, for the Stamford Water Pollution Control Authority, Stamford. Property: 303 W. Broad St., Stamford. Action: to foreclose on a sewer-use lien for nonpayment of sewer-use fees and take immediate possession of the premises. Filed June 11.

Smith, Anzell, et al., Bridgeport. Filed by Bendett and McHugh PC, Farmington, for U.S. Bank NA, Salt Lake City, Utah. Property: 536 Brooklawn Ave., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $287,920, dated September 2005. Filed June 14.

Hill, Michael W., et al., Bridgeport. Filed by The Law Office of Juda J. Epstein, Bridgeport, for Cazenovia Creek Funding I LLC. Property: 3715 Main St., Unit 409, Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on tax liens levied against the owner by the city of Bridgeport and take immediate possession of the premises. Filed June 19.

O’Halloran, Justin, et al., Stamford. Filed by McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce LLC, Hartford, for Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., Salt Lake City, Utah. Property: 1314 Shippan Ave., Stamford. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $568,000, dated December 2006. Filed June 11.

Sofronas, Yanna, et al., Bridgeport. Filed by Greene Law PC, Farmington, for TLOA of CT LLC. Property: 105 Overlook Ave., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on tax liens levied against the owner by the city of Bridgeport and take immediate possession of the premises. Filed June 12.

Pasard, Glenford, et al., Stamford. Filed by Bendett and McHugh PC, Farmington, for JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, Columbus, Ohio. Property: 27 Northill St., Unit 4F, Stamford. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $310,500, dated March 2006. Filed June 12.

Stephenson, Chiquita, et al., Stamford. Filed by Ackerly & Ward, Stamford, for the Stamford Water Pollution Control Authority, Stamford. Property: 403 Oaklawn Ave., Stamford. Action: to foreclose on a sewer-use lien for nonpayment of sewer-use fees and take immediate possession of the premises. Filed June 11.

Horizon Trust Co., et al., Bridgeport. Filed by Zeldes, Needle & Cooper PC, Bridgeport, for Dogwood Condominium Association Inc., Bridgeport. Property: 250 N. Bishop Ave., Unit 30, Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on an association lien for delinquent common charges and assessments and take immediate possession of the premises. Filed June 13. Ines, Philipp, Stamford. Filed by Bendett and McHugh PC, Farmington, for Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., Salt Lake City, Utah. Property: 9 Berges Ave., Stamford. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $440,000, dated March 2006. Filed June 12. Jackson, Pamela, et al., Bridgeport. Filed by Marinosci Law Group PC, Warwick, Rhode Island, for the Bank of America NA, Charlotte, North Carolina. Property: Lots 36, Ridgevale Place, Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $250,197, dated May 2008. Filed June 12. Leite, Odilon Rocha, Bridgeport. Filed by Donald H. Brown, North Haven, for Columbus Commons Condominium Association Inc., Bridgeport. Property: 1492 North Ave., Unit 201, Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a condominium lien for delinquent common charges and assessments and take immediate possession of the premises. Filed June 12. Lombardi, Lisa M., et al., Wilton. Filed by Bendett and McHugh PC, Farmington, for Bank of America NA, Charlotte, North Carolina. Property: 115 Pine Ridge Road, Wilton. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $675,000, dated August 2003. Filed June 11. Longo, Valoree E., et al., Stamford. Filed by Bendett and McHugh PC, Farmington, for JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, Columbus, Ohio. Property: 215 Farms Road, Stamford. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $990,000, dated March 2004. Filed June 12.

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Reid, Sasha S., et al., Bridgeport. Filed by Bendett and McHugh PC, Farmington, for Wells Fargo Bank NA, Frederick, Maryland. Property: 210 Beverly Drive, Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $314,200, dated January 2010. Filed June 14. Rivera, Ana, et al., Bridgeport. Filed by Marinosci Law Group PC, Warwick, Rhode Island, for Bank of America NA, Charlotte, North Carolina. Property: Lot 11, Summit St., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $224,061, dated April 2008. Filed June 12. Ryan, Gina E., et al., Bridgeport. Filed by Bendett and McHugh PC, Farmington, for JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, Columbus, Ohio. Property: 71-73 Washington Terrace, Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $135,304, dated February 2010. Filed June 19. Sadler, Lucius A., et al., Bridgeport. Filed by McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce LLC, Hartford, for PNC Bank NA Property: 1491-1497 Park Ave., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $123,778, dated September 2014. Filed June 19. Short Jr., John C., et al., Fairfield. Filed by Bendett and McHugh PC, Farmington, for Manufacturers and Traders Trust Co. Property: 382 Round Hill Road, Fairfield. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $575,000, dated January 2007. Filed June 11. Singer, John S., et al., Stamford. Filed by Vincent J. Freccia III, Stamford, for the city of Stamford. Property: 61 Bayberrie Drive, Stamford. Action: to foreclose on a blight lien levied by the city of Stamford and take immediate possession of the premises. Filed June 14.

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Williams, Bruce N., et al., Wilton. Filed by McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce LLC, Hartford, for M&T Bank, Buffalo, New York. Property: 191 Mountain Road, Wilton. Action: to foreclose on a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $365,000, dated February 2008. Filed June 7.

Dos Jay LLC, Bridgeport, by Jacqueline Mattoral. Lender: People’s United Bank NA, Bridgeport. Property: 790 Railroad Ave., Bridgeport. Amount: $254,000. Filed June 13. Lexington Management LLC, Bridgeport, by Siddharth Sharda. Lender: Fernando Queiros and Jose Queiros, Bridgeport. Property: 247 Lexington Ave., 207-209 Calhoun Ave. and 199 Calhoun Ave., Bridgeport. Amount: $50,125. Filed June 12.

51 Dearfield LLC, Greenwich, by John P. Tesei. Lender: The First Bank of Greenwich, Greenwich. Property: 342 W. Putnam Ave., Greenwich. Amount: $6.5 million. Filed June 11. AAA Construction Services Inc., Woodbury, by Mark E. Lambert. Lender: Ion Bank, Naugatuck. Property: 4 Serene Way, Newtown. Amount: $390,000. Filed June 7. Ancker LLC, Norwalk, by Walter J. Ancker III. Lender: The 2012 John Albert Addeo Irrevocable Trust, New Canaan. Property: 38 W. Broad St., Stamford. Amount: $1 million. Filed June 12. BL Realty Holdings LLC, by Michael P. Burdo. Lender: PCSB Bank, Yorktown Heights, New York. Property: 1154-1156 Noble Ave., Bridgeport. Amount: $220,000. Filed June 21. Bridgeport Industrial Parc LLC, Bridgeport, by Matthew Suberoglu. Lender: JRP Associates, Southbury. Property: 92 Howard Ave., Bridgeport. Amount: $1.3 million. Filed June 14.

Imaginix Design Group, 32 Button Shop Road, Newtown 06470, c/o Karina B. Riccitelli. Filed June 14. LaTanya Richardson, 120 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich 06830, c/o Stuart Weitzman. Filed June 12.

Lexington Management LLC, Bridgeport, by Siddharth Sharda. Lender: Fernando Queiros and Jose Queiros, Bridgeport. Property: 247 Lexington Ave., 207-209 Calhoun Ave. and 199 Calhoun Ave., Bridgeport. Amount: $510,000. Filed June 12.

M&M Trucking Co., 267 Wells St., Bridgeport 06607, c/o Marcelene A. McLeary. Filed June 12.

Metro Investments LLC, by Paul Hilario. Lender: Webster Bank NA, Waterbury. Property: 293 White St., Newtown. Amount: $450,000. Filed June 12.

Petro Inc., 9 W. Broad St., Suite 310, Stamford 06902, c/o Richard Oakley. Filed June 12.

Noble Estates LLC, Brooklyn, New York, by Moses Singer. Lender: Madison Park Investors LLC, Cedarhurst, New York. Property: 1153 Iranistan Ave., Bridgeport. Amount: $80,000. Filed June 11. Remodeling ETC Inc., Bridgeport, by William Giannos. Lender: Spring Bank, Bronx, New York. Property: Bostwick Ave., Bridgeport. Amount: $500,000. Filed June 20.

MORTGAGES 135 Mount Pleasant Road LLC, Newtown, by Paul Hilario. Lender: Webster Bank NA, Waterbury. Property: 135 Mount Pleasant Road, Newtown. Amount: $300,000. Filed June 14.

Hoffman Fuel Company of Bridgeport, 9 W. Broad St., Suite 310, Stamford 06902, c/o Richard Oakley. Filed June 12.

NEW BUSINESSES

MJM Mechanical, 51 Grove St., Apt. 303, Stamford 06901, c/o Mark J. Nosal. Filed June 14.

Phase Five Communications, 1010 Washington Blvd., Stamford 06902, c/o International Meetings & Science LLC. Filed June 11. Rob & Jae TLC Enterprise, 289 Maple St., Bridgeport 06608, c/o Robert Howell. Filed June 13. Tha Serenity Spa LLC, 49 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich 06830, c/o Natwadee Rattanasriampipong. Filed June 12. The Posh Poodle, 16 Saxon Court, Stamford 06905, c/o Lenford Allen. Filed June 12.

9 to 5 Resume Services, 50 Jane St., Bridgeport 06608, c/o Kadeem Drysdale. Filed June 29.

Tiffany’s Hairstyling LLC, 1638 Capital Ave., Bridgeport 06604, c/o Maria Ferreira. Filed June 11.

Black Oak Velo LLC, 188 Soundbeach Ave., Greenwich 06870, c/o Justin Bagnati and Katherine Bagnati. Filed June 14.

VP Landscaping, 38 Clarks Hill Ave., Stamford 06902, c/o Hugo Alberto Velasquez-Jimenez. Filed June 12.

Ceviche Palace, 1429 E. Main St., Bridgeport 06608, c/o Noelia H. Quiroga. Filed June 20.

Ylber’ Painting, 125 Bridge St., Stamford 06902, c/o Ylver Zhitia. Filed June 11.

Dollsvilla Global USA, 22 Bishop Drive North, Greenwich 06831, c/o Melanie E. Dowling. Filed June 12.

Your Site Sizzles, 17 Northwoods Road, Stamford 06902, c/o Aliza Freedman. Filed June 11.

GBK Holdings, 515 Ninth Ave., Greenwich 06830, c/o Kenneth Florenes. Filed June 11.

Zig Zag LLC, 1367 Boston Ave., Bridgeport 06610, c/o Michael Jaser. Filed June 15.

Gladys and Edwin House Cleaning, 17 Durant St., Stamford 06902, c/o Edwin Medina. Filed June 12.

Ziggy’s Deli and Convenience, 1367 Boston Ave., Bridgeport 06610, c/o Michael Jaser. Filed June 15.

Greenwich Girls Basketball, 23 Bowman Drive, Greenwich 06831, c/o Maria Morganti. Filed June 13. Harmony Home Concierge, 9 W. Broad St., Suite 310, Stamford 06902, c/o Petro Inc. Filed June 14. Harmony Home Concierge, 9 W. Broad St., Suite 310, Stamford 06902, c/o Hoffman Fuel Company of Bridgeport. Filed June 14.

PATENTS Coating for aqueous inkjet transfer. Patent no. 10,016,972 issued to Chu-Heng Liu, Penfield, New York. Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk.

Cooling a digital micromirror device. Patent no. 10,018,802 issued to Ali Rafic Dergham, Fairport, New York; Mark A. Adiletta, Fairport, New York; Christopher Douglas Atwood, Rochester, New York; Roger Leighton, Hilton, New York; and Francisco Zirilli, Webster, New York. Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk. Dynamic print job previewer with automatic stock adjustment. Patent no. 10,021,267 issued to Peter M. Thompson, Manhattan Beach, California; Farzin Blurfrushan, Torrance, California; Alex D. Arranaga, Brea, California; Bagavath Sivakumar, Nagercoil, India; and Nedunchezhiapandian Narayanan, Madurai, India. Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk. Generating a virtual world to assess real-world video analysis performance. Patent no. 10,019,652 issued to Qiao Wang, Phoenix, Arizona; Adrien Gaidon, Grenoble, France; and Eleonora Vig, Grenoble, France. Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk. Photochromatic composition for 3D printing. Patent no. 10,017,690 issued to Jin Wu, Pittsford, New York. Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk. Printer for providing multiple surface treatments to three-dimensional objects prior to printing and method for operating the printer. Patent no. 10,016,997 issued to Jack T. LeStrange, Macedon, New York; Anthony S. Condello, Webster, New York; Mandakini Kanungo, Penfield, New York; and Peter J. Knausdorf, Henrietta, New York. Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk. System and method for automatically providing proximity-based guest access to a network of resource devices. Patent no. 10,021,109 issued to Peter J. Zehler, Penfield, New York; and Emil MaCarie, Rochester, New York. Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk. Toner compositions with optimized beta-carboxyethyl acrylate shell latex for improved particle formation and morphology. Patent no. 10,018,931 issued to Richard P. N. Veregin, Mississauga, California; Valerie M. Farrugia, Oakville, California; and Sandra J. Gardner, Oakville, California. Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk. Toner comprising colorant wax dispersion. Patent no. 10,018,930 issued to Frank Ping-Hay Lee, Oakville, California; Richard P. N. Veregin, Mississauga, California; Shigang S. Qiu, Toronto, California; Michael J. D’Amato, Thornhill, California; Aurelian Valeriu Magdalinis, Newmarket, California; and David John William Lawton, Oakville, California. Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk.


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