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At Lex Products, an electrical systems manufacturer based in Shelton, more than 10 percent of its workforce speaks lessthan-fluent English. The company requires translators and time is often wasted on extra communication efforts. Since offering customized English lessons to
f there’s any lesson to draw from these past few weeks,” said President Obama, following a flurry of legislative activity in the weeks following the 2010 midterm elections, “it’s that we are not doomed to endless gridlock.” Nearly two years later, however, that has not proven true. Congress is again faced with the likely expiration of the Bush-era tax cuts, this time coupled with hundreds of billions of dollars in defense and discretionary spending cuts scheduled to begin in 2013, with economists warning that legislative inaction could result in another global recession. With the infamous fiscal cliff now less than three months away, Congressman Jim Himes on Sept. 27 told a group of financial industry representatives that he thinks there is a seven in 10 chance that Congress will reach a “grand bargain” akin to the SimpsonBowles plan released in late 2010. Speaking at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich at an event hosted by Deloitte & Touche as part of the firm’s third annual Hedge Fund Symposium Series, Himes said the combined weight of the “sequestration” defense and discretionary spending cuts plus the expiration of the Bush-era tax cuts will compel Congress to act. “Make no mistake: none of these cuts
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BY ALEXANDER SOULE
n a 2011 planning document, a Westport committee acknowledged a recent bout of “Fairfield envy” suffered by some residents, as trendy restaurants and retail shops descended on the town of Fairfield’s
Southport share of Post Road. After getting one of those restaurateurs to migrate to Westport’s Church Lane, David Waldman, president of David Adam Realty, and company are ready to deliver on a grander vision for downtown – even as town officials do the same. Westport, page 6
Eliminating language barriers BY JENNIFER BISSELL
October 8, 2012 | VOL. 48, No. 41
The demographics are changing in Fairfield County’s workforce. A shocking 47 percent of households speak English less than very well in Fairfield County, according to U.S. Census Bureau data recently released. Just 20 percent speak English only.
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From PowerPoint to policy BY ALEXANDER SOULE
email@example.com “Well, I hope to God we are done with PowerPoint,” said Kevin Sullivan, co-chairman of a task force examining Connecticut’s Byzantine labyrinth of business taxes and incentives. Almost. Presenting six months of work on a dozen or so PowerPoint slides, a task force determined that Connecticut taxes similar businesses “inequitably” on the basis of their corporate structure, and said Gov. Dannel P. Malloy should push for a simplified code that better stimulates business investments. If an imperfect document still requiring revisions at the 11th hour – one bullet that referenced “used businesses” was edited to the intended “mixed-use businesses” (“this is not focused only on consignment shops,” Sullivan said tongue in cheek) – panelists hope their efforts will lead to a more perfect tax code, advising Malloy to allow up to six years to enact changes. “I would be uncomfortable – since we are responding to the governor’s executive order – kind of giving him a series of steps
to go through,” said Sullivan, who is commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services (DRS). “We put in front of him what we think are good ideas … and then (he can) pick and choose the sequence.” The question becomes whether Malloy will undertake radical change as he attempted this year with his education bill, or a more gradual approach to avoid spooking businesses aghast at any overhaul that obliterates assumptions on their future balance sheets. “Our ultimate goal here is to provide a tax structure in the state that stimulates the economy, that provides a competitive place for businesses to do their work and is fair and equitable to all taxpayers,” said Catherine Smith, co-chairwoman of the task force and commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development. “We’re demonstrating that we’re going to make the right set of combinations of these. We’re not going to pick off all the ones that … only help large manufacturers, for example; but we’re going to try to find a mix that helps consumers so they have more disposable income to spend, that helps businesses so they have more disposable income … and that makes us as competitive
as we can possibly be.” Panel members included Chris Bruhl, CEO of the Business Council of Fairfield County in Stamford. Among specific recommendations, the task force suggested the state scrap its tax on gifts and cap estate taxes and create “safe harbors” for part-time residents, acknowledging the impact personal income taxes have on corporate executives deciding whether to live or establish an office here. The panel recommended Connecticut eliminate a $250 biennial “business entity” tax, which Sullivan estimated this month about half of small businesses in the state have not bothered paying. Instead, the panel suggested the state require any company doing business in Connecticut to file electronically with the state, while paying a fee, with Sullivan previously having suggested setting at $120 – possibly resulting in more revenue for the state given the delinquency rate that Sullivan stated the DRS is seeing. The Connecticut secretary of state currently fines companies that do business here without having registered with that office. The panel did not publicize any fine that
might be levied on companies that do not register and pay under a new system. The task force also recommended the state: • phase out Connecticut’s practice of enacting surcharges on corporate taxes; • provide a simplified, “EZ” tax form for smaller businesses; • sunset tax credits that generate few or any takers; • “phase down” sales taxes on consumers; • expand access to tax credits to all forms of business; • track and rationalize tax credits based on their performance; and • create safe harbors for charitable activity and limited business activity. The task force recommended the state clarify the current definition of “engaging in business” in Connecticut to ensure out-ofstate businesses do not enjoy any advantages compared to their rivals with locations here, and said the state should create a working group to study the taxation of e-commerce. The panel said the state should also study business property taxes, which it otherwise did not address in its recommendations as it lies primarily within the jurisdiction of municipalities.
Malloy addresses Stamford businesses BY JENNIFER BISSELL
inging in the Stamford Chamber of Commerce’s 25th anniversary, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy addressed members and state politicians Sept. 27, touting the state’s economic recovery since the recession. “We’re making progress,” said Malloy at the Hilton Stamford Hotel. “But we’re not nearly far along enough yet.” Mentioning a laundry list of accomplishments, Malloy focused on programs aimed at growing businesses in the state. The Small Business Express Program, which gives loans and grants up to $100,000 to companies with fewer than 100 employees, has given about 200 companies access to capital. Nearly 1,400 companies have applied. Spurring job creation and growth, the program has had a “buoyant effect” in the state’s cities and towns, Malloy said. The First Five program, which provides large businesses with incentives and tax credits in exchange for pledges to stay in the state and create at least 200 additional jobs, has also been a success, he said. About 15,000 jobs have come out of the program
and approximately $1.4 billion in capital has been invested in the state, Malloy said. The program has now been extended from five to 15 companies. Malloy also emphasized a third program, the state’s Bioscience Connecticut initiative, which aims to position the state as a leader in the growing bioscience field. Earlier in the day, Malloy announced Durata Therapeutics Inc. will be relocating from New Jersey to Branford, as reported Sept. 10 by the Fairfield County Business Journal. The move will bring 80 new fulltime jobs to the state in exchange for $2.25 million in grants. Over the next 10 years, the total capital investment in Connecticut is expected to be $13 million. “Bioscience is a great strength of the state,” Malloy said. The University of Connecticut is playing a significant role in the initiative. Bioscience Connecticut is expected to provide 3,000 construction jobs annually through 2018 and by 2037 generate $4.6 billion in personal salaries and 16,400 permanent jobs, according to the Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis, a nonprofit organization based at UConn. The only area of improvement needed
that Malloy stressed was the state’s educational system. Schools are no longer producing the skilled workforce businesses need and are falling behind other states’ schools in terms of test scores and graduation rates, he said. In urban areas, half of all students aren’t graduating and the other half is not getting the education they should have, he said. “We’ve worked very hard to offer opportunities for Stamford business to grow,” said Jack Condlin, Stamford Chamber of Commerce president. “This recession has really been a challenge … but we’ve still done very well.” Stamford has emerged from the recession as a key player in the state’s economy and has been chosen as the home for many large relocating businesses in the last year, with the Stamford Chamber of Commerce the fastest growing chamber in New England according to its website. Looking at the growing number of residential buildings being built, Condlin said he expects the city to replace Bridgeport as the largest city in the state five to 10 years from now. “It’s happening more slowly with the recession,” Condlin said. “(But) it will happen.”
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Putting the chichi in stadium chow BY ALEXANDER SOULE
es Hague has the pulse of the average NFL fan, all right. How does wild white shrimp served with a spicy cocktail sauce and lemon and lime wedges sound? Or flourless chocolate cake with chipotle-spiked natural Mexican cocoa ganache and fresh strawberries? You say you crave just an ordinary side of “First Down Fries?” Hague cannot resist: What do you say to an all-meat frankfurter with caraway seed Riesling sauerkraut, tomato fondue and a natural potato roll as well? Centerplate CEO Hague is organizing a management-led buyout of the concessions giant, with Dow Jones reporting controlling stakeholder Kohlberg & Co. will get $550 million for its Centerplate shares, with the private equity firm based in Mount Kisco, N.Y. As Hague concocts a new financial structure for Centerplate Inc. – one that includes its Stamford neighbor Olympus Partners backing a management-led buyout – the concessions giant is embracing with gusto the new stadium fare of American sports, with as much emphasis on the chichi as the chow. Kohlberg underwrote a leveraged buyout of Centerplate in 2009 for $200 million, with Centerplate subsequently growing through the acquisition of rival Boston Culinary Group. Its competition remains formidable today, to include Aramark Corp., the diversified food services giant in Philadelphia that like Centerplate was taken private. Earlier this year, Aramark hired as CEO former Ridgefield resident and former PepsiCo executive Eric Foss. In his first quarter leading the company, Aramark increased sales less than 2 percent to $3.3 billion for the quarter ending in June, but erased its slight loss of a year ago with a $22.5 million profit. Today, it is Centerplate that holds the top spot in Nation’s Restaurant News’ ranking of the fastest growing “chains,” if Centerplate could be thought of in that context, ahead of Five Guys Burgers and Fries. Centerplate handles food service at some 250 stadiums, convention centers and other facilities in the United States, including Webster Bank Arena at Harbor
Yard and the Ballpark at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport. Whether debuting a small fleet of specialty food trucks to work the tailgaters at San Diego Chargers games, or ‘Blue Bear Farm’ adjacent to the Colorado Convention Center supplying fresh produce for Centerplate chefs there, Centerplate is attempting to apply the finishing touches to cuisine served to thousands of visitors to the venues it supports. Using raised beds of fresh farm soil, Blue Bear Farm is producing everything from herbs to vegetables, even flowers to apply the finishing touch to a plate. “It’s certainly brought a lot of excitement to the staff,” said Carmen Callo, executive chef at Centerplate, as the farm
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nspired by home brewers across the country, last year President Obama bought a home brewing kit for the kitchen. To the White House’s knowledge, the resulting honey brown ale was the first alcohol brewed or distilled on the White House grounds. Maybe it’s time to brew up a stimulus package. Beer consumption dropped 1.3 percent in 2011, according to The Beverage Information Group, a market research company in Norwalk that publishes the Beer Handbook. The Beverage Information Group cited increased competition from other varieties of alcohol and the impact of the economy on core beer buyers as factors precipitating the decline. If brewers are crying in their suds these days, wine and spirits makers are popping the cork. Consumers are gravitating toward wine and spirits, The Beverage Information
Group said, in part for varieties they are offering such as flavored vodkas, whiskey liqueurs, sweet reds and high-end blends. Domestic beer giants have not kept pace on the innovation front, the firm added, though craft and imported beers have offset the industry’s overall U.S. decline. According to the Beer Handbook, imported beer sales increased 1.3 percent in 2011, and are projected to climb further. If Fairfield County lost a prominent wine company a few years back in UST whose labels included Chateau Saint Michelle, it retains one of the biggest importers in alcoholic beverage company Diageo, which this month unveiled a new ad campaign and slogan for its Guinness brew: “Made of More.” More and more, Connecticut’s craft brewers are making their own inroads. Earlier this year, organizers formed a Connecticut Beer Guild to promote the cottage industry here; along the “Connecticut
Beer Trail” this fall, there was no shortage of Oktoberfest-style beer festivals, including The Underground Brewers of Connecticut (now that’s a club name) hosting the annual Southern New England Regional Homebrew Competition at Edmond Town Hall in Newtown. And local restaurateurs are not oblivious to the increasing popularity of “beer gardens,” with Fairfield’s Firehouse Deli recently opening one, joining Bobby Q’s in Westport and Newtown’s Old Heidelberg German restaurant, among others. You can get the recipe for the president’s honey brown ale off the White House website (not to mention his recipe for the economic recovery); or you can deliver your own stimulus and head to your local beer garden or the next stopover on the Connecticut Beer Trail, where the hard work’s already done. It’s October. Prost!
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ntering the final stretch of a spectacular fall foliage season along the ridges and valleys of western Connecticut, not to be outdone are the proud members of the Connecticut Wine Trail as they mark this year’s harvest and press on in their own labor of love. At the Big E fair in Springfield, Mass.
last month, Gouveia Vineyards was crowned as the top grape wine, a major achievement for the Wallingford winery that was pitted against entries from New York’s Finger Lakes wine country. Gouveia Vineyard’s vintage cabernet franc beat out entries from more than 45 Northeast wineries, most of which entered multiple
wines for consideration. Welcome to wine country. Gouveia Vineyards is one of two dozen wineries that dot the Connecticut Wine Trail. Many are well into their own harvest festivals, with cheese also on the menu at this week’s Connecticut Wine and Cheese Festival at Hopkins Vineyard in Preston, Fondue Night at Haight-Brown Vineyard in Litchfield, or even Brookfield’s DiGrazia Vineyards with its “Gourmet Grilled Cheese on the Patio” event this past weekend. If this is the time of year we celebrate the harvest and by extension the vintages of tomorrow, know that the Connecticut Wine Trail is open for business long past when the last leaves have been bagged – right up through the December holidays, in fact, when Jones Winery in Shelton has scheduled “sip and savor suppers” on how to select wines for entertaining or as gifts for friends and family. “When people ask me which of my wines is my favorite, I say that they are like my children and I love them all,” says winemaker Jamie Jones. We could say the same about Connecticut’s small but spectacular trail of vineyards. Cheers!
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en divisive. The town shot down Bedford Square Associates’ initial request to rezone Church Lane to accommodate more residences, and the developer is now proposing to build just 30 residences, but including a full 60,000 square feet of retail and commercial space. Bedford Square Associates partners include Waldman; Paul Brandes and Daniel Zelson, co-founders of Charter Realty Development Co.; and B. Lance Sauerteig, president of BLS Strategic Capital. All have offices in Westport. Even as Bedford Square Associates pushes ahead with its sweeping vision, a Downtown 2020 committee continues to vet consultants to deliver an as-yet unknown vision of their own – but one with the
similar goal of drawing more foot traffic to downtown, and so, vitality. Last year, the town took a major step in that direction, adjusting its ordinance to allow more outdoor seating at eateries – and just as critical for the hospitality sector, more liquor permits. That has paved the way for new establishments in closer proximity, most recently to include the new Spotted Horse Tavern on Church Lane, across narrow Church Lane from the Westport Weston Family Y. The restaurant was launched by Tommy Febbraio, Kevin McHugh and Peter Mennona. Westport residents have long lamented the overall direction of downtown, which despite boasting a wide range of independent businesses also has no shortage of chains that some believe rob downtown of its distinctive character. Ironically, in a recent interview with the Westport News, Febbraio cited the establishment next door of an Urban Outfitters store for helping bring more diners to the Spotted Horse Tavern. Waldman would deliver more yet, though with plenty of demolition and construction in the interim. “We can’t turn back the clock on downtown or Main Street,” a planning committee wrote in a 2011 document. “The Remarkable Book Store, the Fine Arts movie theaters, the former moms-and-pops aren’t coming back. Many of us now have ‘Fairfield envy,’ noting how our neighbor’s downtown has flourished, in striking contrast to Westport’s trend.”
“They’re more productive because they can ask for the tools they need,” Donahue said. “Before they were waiting for their friend who speaks Spanish to tell them what they need to do.” The course was the first highlycustomized language program SSG has developed since forming a year ago. With the success of the training program, SSG hopes to be able to do similar projects with additional company workforces. Discussions with three separate businesses are already in the works. To increase the state’s workforce skill level and competitiveness, the Department of Labor’s 21st Century jobs skills training program spent $425,000 statewide last year on workforce development projects. DOL has had discussions about funding more language training programs and helped fund Lex’s language course. By eliminating language barriers, companies and employees are able to communicate more effectively and without relying on an interpreter, said Joseph Jenecaro, an SSG organizational consultant who designed the course. Then there is more time to dedicate to production and increas-
ing the quality of service and products. Before the course started, 19 employees who participated in the program were ranked on a four-level scale in four categories: comprehension, speaking, reading and writing. At the end of the course each employee showed at least a one-level improvement in each category measured, Jenecaro said. Now that the program is complete, many of the employees who took the class are more comfortable starting conversations with management and more confident in their jobs, he said. The top student in the class, who had shown the most improvement, is now being groomed for a promotion as well. But beyond the workplace, Donahue said the program also improves the employees’ lives outside of work as well. They’re able to speak English with their kids while they’re learning in school and communicate while at the hospital and in other situations. “It was incredibly valuable for the individuals to participate and hopefully grow with the company and enhance their potential,” she said.
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If Bedford Square Associates gets its way, Church Lane in downtown Westport will be transformed into an enviable, pedestrianfriendly stretch of brick buildings with a mix of residences, retail shops and commercial offices. Designed by renowned Centerbrook Architects, the development would draw its architectural influence from the Bedford House Tudor mansion. Westport’s historic district commission and architectural review board were scheduled after press deadline to issue their recommendation on the Bedford Square proposal to the town’s planning and zoning commission. As such, Westport is getting a rare opportunity to remake three full blocks of its downtown – and the process has prov-
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its employees, however, the company has seen an uptick in its employees’ efficiency and confidence. “They’re able to communicate much better with their direct supervisors and managers,” said Patty Donahue, Lex operations manager. “They have a lot more confidence and are more willing to communicate than they were prior to this class.” The training course included 80 hours of classroom time and 18 hours of individualized lab time. The course was designed by Strategic Solutions Group (SSG), which is a workforce development team associated with Housatonic Community College. What’s unique about the course is that in addition to using a traditional English as a second language (ESL) textbook, SSG used a customized workbook it created that was specific to Lex’s machinery and products. SSG took photos and videos of the manufacturer’s processes and developed the course material to be relevant to the employees’ jobs.
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were thought through as intelligent cuts,” Himes said. “They were designed to be precisely what they are, which are brutal hammers hanging over the head of Congress.” Those hammers, Himes said, combined with the expiration of the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts, “make a toxic package that is the one thing that will cause my very polarized House of Representatives and a polarized Congress in general to do the deal that needs to be done.” Himes said the most likely outcome is for Congress to pass a temporary extension of the tax measures set to expire and a temporary postponement of the sequestration cuts, with a hard deadline sometime in 2013 for a legislative package to be assembled and approved in order to avert a new global economic meltdown. Jeff Kummer, a director of tax policy at Deloitte’s Washington, D.C., office, echoed Himes, saying he thought Congress would, at the very least, enact a temporary measure between the elections and the end of the 2012 session. However, Kummer warned, allowing the tax cuts to expire and the sequestration measures to take effect would have a significant impact on consumer spending “right away.” “If rates expire, even if just temporarily – even if congressional Republicans, the White House, congressional Democrats all get together and say, sometime in 2013, ‘We’re going to fix this and retroactively make everybody whole again’ – you’re still going to have people with less purchasing power in their pockets the first biweekly pay period in January,” Kummer said. In a report released Sept. 27, Fitch Ratings, based in London, said a worst-case scenario of allowing the tax cuts to expire and allowing the defense and spending cuts to take effect would result in 2013 global gross domestic product (GDP) growth of just 1.3 percent, versus Fitch’s current projection of 2.6 percent global GDP growth. “The dramatic fiscal tightening implied by the fiscal cliff could tip the U.S. and possibly the global economy into recession,” Fitch wrote. “At the very least it would be likely to halve the rate of global growth in 2013.” While Himes reinforced his opinion that Congress would act on the challenges ahead, he left the door open for the opposite. “The reason I give that a 30 percent probability is because it’s just such an easy thing to do,” he said. “If we give into our worst instincts to make ourselves and everybody else feel good, it will require capital markets to ultimately force us to govern ourselves. I think our leadership is better than that.”
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Recruit acquires Indeed After publicly mulling an initial public offering of stock this past summer, Indeed instead has been sold to Recruit Co. Ltd., a Japan-based company that provides HR software and information. Stamford-based Indeed.com is an online job board whose website is among the most frequented of any Connecticut company. Rony Kahan and Paul Forster co-founded Indeed.com in 2004, with the company employing more than 500 people today. Speaking at a Stamford Innovation Center forum earlier this year, Forster indicated the company had been considering filing an IPO. Indeed investors include The New York Times Co., Allen & Co. and Union Square Ventures.
Sikorsky gets $530M in defense orders
New Canaan financier to oversee state pension
The U.S. Department of Defense awarded Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. contracts totaling $530 million for work on Black Hawk helicopters, modifying existing orders. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of Hartfordbased United Technologies Corp. The contracts were announced even as news broke Sikorsky would shut down a plant in upstate New York at a cost of 570 jobs. The Press & Sun Bulletin reported that Sikorsky is on the hook for property taxes in Big Flats, N.Y., totaling $815,000 through 2022, while also keeping up with other property costs such as insurance and utilities. U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York told a Gannett reporter that it was “an infuriating decision” and that he had put in calls to UTC CEO Louis Chenevert and new Sikorsky President Mick Maurer to voice his displeasure.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy appointed New Canaan resident Neil Budnick as chairman of the Investment Advisory Council, which works with Connecticut’s treasurer in overseeing the Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds. Budnick is a founding partner in the New York City-based consulting firm Channel Rock Partners and a director of Information Services Group, a Stamford-based company that advises other businesses on outsourcing contracts. Previously, he was president and CFO of the Armonk, N.Y.-based financial services giant MBIA. Budnick replaces Joe Roxe, a Darien resident and chairman of Bay Holdings L.L.C.
Report: Conn., Illinois in worst pension shape Only Illinois has a greater ratio of unfunded state pension liabilities than Connecticut, if calculated as a percentage of all state
liabilities, according to a new report from Republicans on the Joint Economic Committee of Congress. Illinois lacks funding for 71.8 percent of its total liabilities, the report found, with Connecticut next at 70.9 percent. North Carolina and New York have done the best at meeting their future obligations, at 37.1 percent and 40.8 percent of their respective obligations still unfunded.
Fairway files for IPO The parent company of Fairway Market filed for a $150 million initial public offering of stock, setting up a payday for controlling investor Sterling Investment Partners of Westport. Fairway was founded in New York City and operates 11 grocery stores, including in Stamford and Pelham Manor in Westchester County, N.Y. Sterling Investment Partners acquired an 80 percent stake in Fairway Group Holdings Inc. in 2007, providing capital for the company’s recent expansion.
Anthem leads in state for quality assurance
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The National Center for Quality Assurance made Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield its top Connecticut plan, with the Wellpoint subsidiary ranked 41st nationally and bumping Farmington-based ConnectiCare from the top spot in the state. NCQA ranked nearly 475 health plans of those based on clinical performance, member satisfaction and NCQA accreditation. Other Connecticut plans included: • ConnectiCare, a subsidiary of EmblemHealth, 46th; • Cigna, 51st; • Oxford Health Plans, a subsidiary of UnitedHealth, 79th; and • Aetna Health, 114th.
FactSet boosts workforce In the final quarter of its fiscal year, FactSet Research Systems added another 280 employees, pushing its total workforce to 5,735 people at the close of August. FactSet provides data feeds and analysis on the financial markets. The Norwalkbased company earned $48.5 million in its fiscal fourth quarter ending Aug. 31, with revenue increasing 8 percent to $208 million. For fiscal 2012, FactSet profits totaled $189 million as revenue rose 11 percent to $806 million. In June, FactSet acquired StreetAccount L.L.C., which scans for corporate news and economic developments, filtering what is relevant for its users.
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Tegu pieced together more than $2 million in equity funding from 15 investors a week after the company made a “hot toys” list in advance of the holiday shopping season.
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Darien-based Tegu makes magnetized blocks, with children able to form toy cars and trucks from its Tegu Mobility product that won the attention of Best Toys Guide. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the company reported annual revenue between $1 million and $5 million.
Odyssey Logistics expands Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corp. reportedly is hiring more than 100 people in Charlotte, N.C., where it already has 170 employees. Odyssey Logistics established its Charlotte operations in 2003 through the acquisition of a software company. The Danbury-based company provides a wide range of logistics services, with a total workforce numbering 700 people.
Biodel lands NIH grant The National Institutes of Health awarded Biodel Inc. a $600,000 Small Business Innovation Research grant to develop formulations for use in an artificial pancreas, also known as a closed-loop pump system. Danbury-based Biodel was founded to develop insulin treatments for diabetes. The company stated that the full benefits of intensive insulin therapy for diabetic patients have yet to be realized, in large part because of difficulties in eliminating hypoglycemia.
Weld North rolls up school consultancies
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Greenwich-based Weld North Holdings L.L.C. acquired Editure Professional Development Inc. and JBHM Education Group, with plans to merge the companies into a single consultancy focused on Common Core State Standards and other school needs. The companies did not disclose financial terms. The new company will be based in New York City where Editure is based and will have as CEO a former executive with Kaplan Inc., which Weld North founder Jonathan Grayer previously led.
General Electric Co. went Down Under in establishing a head office for its new GE Mining division, which consolidates its Fairchild International and Industrea Ltd. acquisitions this year. Industrea was based in Brisbane, where GE Mining now has its headquarters. Fairchild International was based in Virginia. GE Mining is a division of GE Transportation, with General Electric based in Fairfield.
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Shivery pay up 17 percent
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In his final year leading Northeast Utilities, Chuck Shivery saw a 17 percent increase in pay due to added compensation he received in seeing through the company’s merger with NStar, with Shivery now chairman of the combined company. Hartford-based Northeast Utilities calculated Shivery’s compensation at $9.6 million, not including $1.6 million in the form of shares of stock awarded in previous years that vested this past year. Shivery endured a tumultuous final year with the company, with swaths of Connecticut blacked out for extended periods in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene and the October 2011 nor’easter and himself
Frontier Communications Corp. spent $18 million in overtime, repairs and other costs recovering from hurricane-force storms in late June and early July that walloped West Virginia and other states where it offers service. Frontier is based in Stamford and has its telecommunications operations in West Virginia and Rochester, N.Y. Speaking at a New York City investment conference, CFO Donald Shassian said more than 275 central offices were impacted in the storms that knocked out power for extended stretches, with the company having to buy 200 generators and replace nearly 32 miles of cable. – Alexander Soule
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Research team nets $9M grant BY ALEXANDER SOULE
University of Connecticut-led research team won a $9.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, even as the National Science Foundation (NSF) reported Connecticut’s funding to its primary public research university pales in comparison to a few states, including New York. Brenton Graveley, a UConn Health Center professor of genetics and developmental biology, leads a team that will expand the Encyclopedia of DNA Elements, a catalog of functional elements that control the expression of genetic information in a cell. Graveley’s team includes scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of California San Diego. Thanks to researchers like Graveley and cemented by Maine-based Jackson Laboratory’s commitment to a $1.1 billion genetics lab in Farmington, UConn says it is winning recognition as a hub for genomics and “personalized” medicine tailored to individual’s DNA makeup. Last month, UConn and Jackson Lab held a genomics symposium covering aging, cancer and a
range of other topics. “We’re doing something very new here that will launch a new construct in American education and research,” said Jackson Lab CEO Dr. Edison Liu. “We’re building one of the most innovative and forward-thinking genomics programs in the country, because we’re starting from scratch.” And while Connecticut ranks among the top states nationally for increasing state funding to its primary public research university – UConn – it pales next to New York, which nearly doubled its own commitment over an eight-year period studied by the NSF. Connecticut increased its support for UConn 6 percent between 2002 and 2010, the second biggest increase among Northeast states after New York, which increased funding by 93 percent over the same stretch. Massachusetts cut funding 20 percent and New Jersey 27 percent. New York led states for increasing funding on a per-student basis as well at 72 percent, while Connecticut cut funding by that measure 16 percent, thanks to a 26 percent increase in the size of UConn’s student body. NSF said in all but seven states, appropriations have either declined or have not kept pace with enrollment and inflation.
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outhern Connecticut State University (SCSU) announced plans to implement a new nanotechnology education platform as it looks to build on a partnership with Yale University researchers and address the “crushing need” for scientists trained in the field of nanotechnology. Researchers and industry experts say advancements in nanotechnology, which refers to the study of matter at the molecular and atomic level, will play a crucial role in advanced manufacturing, impacting developments in the biopharmaceutical and semiconductor industries, among others. However, those same experts say there is a void of scientists trained in the theories and applications of nanotechnology. SCSU, through a new collaboration with NanoInk Inc., based in Skokie, Ill., is hoping to address that void. While nanotechnology research typically occurs in a clean room, which is a environmentally controlled facility that can cost tens of millions of dollars to build and maintain, NanoInk developed a nanofabrication system, the NLP 2000, and a curriculum tailored to undergraduate institutions. SCSU, which houses the Connecticut State University System’s Nanotechnology Center at its New Haven campus, will become the first university in the Northeast to integrate NanoInk’s NanoProfessor program and NLP 2000 device. “The idea around NanoProfessor is to really get a lot of students involved in the research as well as the education aspect,” said Christine Broadbridge, chairwoman of the physics department at SCSU. “There’s this huge push toward the idea of training people for future jobs in technology … this can show them (students) the excitement of what nanotechnology is and what it’s enabling.” Samuel Brauer, principal of Stamfordbased consultant Nanotech Plus L.L.C., said nanotechnology research has facilitated the development of smaller, more advanced and more powerful semiconductor chips that power devices ranging from laptops to cell phones. He said nanotechnology also has applications in the biopharmaceutical industry, in the manufacturing of medical devices and in making larger-scale electrical systems. “There absolutely is a crushing need for this – we need technicians who are trained in how to use this stuff,” Brauer said. “I think training kids to use the tools of 21st century manufacturing is a great plan.” Broadbridge said the NanoProfessor
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BY JENNIFER BISSELL
e are living in a G-Zero world, where neither the United States nor any other country is able to meet the challenges of global leadership anymore, according to Ian Bremmer in his new book, “Every Nation for Itself:
Winners and Losers in a G-Zero World.” Bremmer says the United States is paralyzed by its “endless partisan combat” and growing federal debt, the European Union is dealing with its own debt crisis and Japan is busy cleaning up from an earthquake, tsunami and “nuclear meltdown.” Addressing a small crowd at the Greenwich Library Sept. 27, the acclaimed
geopolitical analyst discussed the current state of uncertainty in global affairs and the possible outcomes of living in a G-Zero world. The event was hosted by the World Affairs Forum, a nonpartisan organization in Stamford, and sponsored by U.S. Trust, a private wealth management branch of Bank of America. Bremmer, president of the Eurasia Group, is also the author of “The End of the Free Market,” “The Fat Tail: The Power of Political Knowledge for Strategic Investing,” and “The J Curve: A New Way to Understand Why Nations Rise and Fall.” Without leading world nations, it will be harder to keep peace, reverse climate change and feed growing populations. But it will also have profound effects on the global economy, he said. International balance of power, which historically has been determined by “military might,” will be determined by “economic muscle” instead, Bremmer says, leading to a surge in global protectionism. Countries will likely impose tariffs to protect local businesses and farmers against lower-cost competition, and there
will be more commercial agreements between individual countries with new limits and trade barriers with countries outside of the agreement. The movement to bring home offshore operations and jobs – a movement that is particularly strong in Fairfield Country – is one example of protectionism already starting to take place, he said. The multinational companies that are able to adapt to these changes and exploit the opportunities they provide will be the ones that come out ahead, he said. For instance, banks, hedge funds and private equity firms will likely be shifting their focus to emerging markets that have less regulatory reforms. Echoing Bremmer’s statements, Fairfield County U.S. Trust Market Investment Director Andrew McGrade said investing tactics for high-net worth individuals has changed drastically in over the past few decades. Where there used to be a “home bias” of investing only in known companies, there now is an emphasis on navigating the global economy. Emerging markets with growing middle classes are promising areas of investment, he said.
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Cohens give $5M for Stamford park The Steven A. and Alexandra M. Cohen Foundation is donating $5 million to the Mill River Collaborative, with the funds to support construction of an outdoor winter skating rink and summer fountain at Mill River Park, among other goals. The Stamford Advocate reported the Mill River Collaborative has raised $13 million to date with the goal of hitting a $20 million target. It was the biggest donation announced by the organization since Fairfield-based General Electric Co. committed $1.5 million in March 2011. Steven A. Cohen runs Stamford-based SAC Capital Advisors, among the world’s largest hedge funds. The past few years, he has been in the public eye while exploring
bids to buy the New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers. Headed by Alexandra Cohen, the foundation listed $35 million in contributions in 2010, the most recent Internal Revenue Service record online.
continue as a going concern. Founded as a clean-energy play, the company reached a deal in May 2011 to acquire a subsidiary of Immunovative Therapies Ltd., an Israeli biopharmaceutical company that since 2004 has been developing immunotherapy drugs that incorporate living immune cells as the active ingredients for treatment of cancer and infectious disease. Last December the companies terminated that deal in favor of a license agreement instead and Immunovative Inc. adopted its name this past May.
Immunovative lands in Danbury A Montreal biotechnology company has relocated its headquarters to Danbury, having secured commercial rights to potential cancer drugs first developed in Israel. Immunovative Inc. is leasing space at Matrix Corporate Center, where Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. has hundreds of employees adjacent to its U.S. headquarters in Ridgefield. In its most recent filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Immunovative reported a $900,000 loss and assets just short of $1 million and said its current financial profile “raise substantial doubt” about the company’s ability to
Brooks Bros. building sold For $7.6 million, Kleban Properties acquired the Brooks Brothers building on Darien’s main drag. The building at 987 Boston Post Road totals nearly 10,000 square feet of space. The Brooks Brothers property is the only Kleban property in Darien, with the company’s portfolio focused mostly on
Coldwell Banker expands Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage acquired the assets of the three Richter Real Estate Inc. offices that do business as Century 21 Richter in Fairfield, Stratford, and Trumbull. Both the Coldwell Banker and Century 21 brands are operated or franchised by Realogy Corp. and its subsidiary NRT L.L.C., with Parsippany, N.J.-based Realogy also controlling Cartus Corp., a relocation advisory company based in Danbury. The 80 sales associates at Century 21 Richter will now be based in Coldwell Banker offices in Fairfield and Trumbull. Coldwell Banker has about 50 offices in Fairfield County and Westchester County, N.Y., and 2,100 sales associates covering the region.
Durata gets $2.3M in Branford move Connecticut awarded $2.3 million in grants for Durata Therapeutics Inc. to establish an office in Branford. As first reported Sept. 10 by the Fairfield County Business Journal, it is leasing nearly 18,000 square feet of space for research, clinical and regulatory work. Originally based in Morristown, N.J., the company recently established corporate offices in Chicago. The office of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy stated Durata would create up to 80 jobs in Branford, investing $13 million in the new facility. Founded in 2009 through Pfizer Inc.’s divestment of Vicuron Pharmaceuticals, Durata’s lead drug candidate would treat patients with acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections. Durata plans to file an application with the Food and Drug Administration in the first half of 2013. The company raised $74 million in an initial public offering of stock this past July after reporting an $11.5 million loss in the second quarter and $33.6 million in assets as of June 30.
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SBICs could balloon on ideal rates BY ALEXANDER SOULE
eading into October, an Oregon software company called Emme agreed to move its headquarters to Bristol in exchange for $3 million in funding from Connecticut Innovations and a pair of firms, one of which is running a Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) fund. Perhaps Connecticut could use a few more SBICs. That could soon happen. As part of the Obama administration’s Startup America initiative, the Small Business Administration (SBA) is now collaborating more closely with institutional investors to identify and provide capital to experienced private equity managers, who in turn find companies worth investing in. Despite SBA committing $1 billion to its “impact investment” program – including $150 million this year – the SBICs the agency is relying on to invest that money collectively invested in fewer companies in the first half of 2012. Entering October, however, the interest rate on SBIC debentures hit a record low of 2.245 percent, with the Small Business Investor Alliance stating that previous drops have helped spur more investment through the program. The SBIC program was created in 1958, and enjoys several advantages, including not having to register with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). However, many SBICs are run by partnerships with assorted financing vehicles that make filings to the SEC. “The SBIC program aligns market forces with the clear public policy need of growing small businesses,” said Brett Palmer, president of the Small Business Investor Alliance, in a written statement. “This low rate will attract new investors to small business investment companies, which in turn means more private investment will flow to the nation’s best job creators.” As of the start of September, there were 300 SBICs nationally, according to SBA – about 50 fewer than at the end of 2008 during the economic crisis. In the first half of 2012, those SBICs provided financing for 830 businesses, down 26 percent from the number they had financed a year before. The total dollars those SBICs pushed into the marketplace, however, was down just 2 percent to $2.1 billion, working out to about $2.6 million in
financing per business. The number of SBIC applicants in the pipeline was likewise down, numbering fewer than 60. In all, SBA estimates the SBIC program has created or sustained some 45,500 jobs nationally in the first half of 2012. SBICs in Connecticut are located mostly in Fairfield County, and include: • Altus Capital Partners in Wilton; • Balance Point Capital Partners in
Westport; • Brookside Pecks Capital Partners in Stamford; • Critical Capital Growth Fund in New Canaan; • Equinox Capital in Greenwich; • MSR in Westport; • New Canaan Funding; • RFE Investment Partners in New Canaan; and • Valentis SB, an affiliate of Wexford
Capital in Greenwich. Add to that list GreenLeaf Capital, an affiliate of J.H. Whitney & Co. in New Canaan, whose private equity investments include brands like Eastern Mountain Sports and Igloo Products. This past February SBA took into receivership another J.H. Whitney SBIC affiliate called JHW GreenTree Capital, on grounds it exceeded risk limitations in investing $93 million.
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Shelton company electrifies deregulation market Doing Business in China What is your China strategy? On Thursday, October 11th, HSBC and the Westchester County Business Journal invite you to an exclusive panel discussion with the theme of Doing Business in China: Selling into the Chinese Market. More than 90% of the world’s top 500 companies are doing business in China. Exports from the United States to China grew 542% during the period from 2000 to 2011. So, if you’re not already doing business in China, you might be wondering why your’re not; and chances are, your competitors are already there. There are unlimited opportunities for business exppansion; however, sucessfully selling into the Chinese market can be extremely challenging. The Chinese consumer is unique in the world. As you consider selling into the Chinese market what challenges will you encounter? Should you be using sales arrangements with the Chinese Distributors? What options exist? How do I protect my proprietary assets? You will have to work really hard to earn their disposable income, but if you’re prepared and get the formula right, the efforts can be exceedingly rewarding.
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ow would you like to have a lower electricity bill and a portion of your bill go directly to a charity? While it may sound too good to be true, this has been the business model of Discount Power Inc. since 2008. Based in Shelton, the electric energy supplier has donated roughly $47,000 in total to several Connecticut nonprofits, including the Ridgefield Playhouse, New Haven Symphony Orchestra, Special Olympics of Connecticut, the United Way, the Arthritis Foundation and several school PTAs. “We’re very much community-minded in the way we conduct our business,” said Mike Ferreri, vice president of marketing, in a prepared statement. “We’ve developed a nonprofit program that’s mutually beneficial for both Discount Power and any charity that wishes to get involved. It’s truly a winwin situation.” Discount Power serves residents and commercial businesses throughout Connecticut at rates it promises are lower than both public utility companies in the state, Connecticut Light and Power and United Illuminating. Its fixed commercial rate is about 15 percent lower, saving businesses tens of thousands of dollars a year; and its fixed residential rate is 2 percent to 7 percent cheaper, saving residents about $100 a year, according to rates listed by Discount Power. The company also offers capped variable rates. Discount Power is able to offer cheaper rates by taking advantage of the deregulated electricity market. In the late 1990s the federal government and several states deregu-
lated electricity to break up governmentsanctioned monopolies in the $220 billion industry in order to increase competition and lower prices, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonpartisan research group. But few companies offering lower prices and innovative sales contracts have risen to popularity since the market deregulated. In fact, among the 24 deregulated states, prices have risen and demand has increased. In addition to cheaper rates, part of Discount Power’s sales contract is giving a portion of its proceeds to local charities. For each kilowatt hour of electricity used, the company donates $0.002 to $0.005 to charity, resulting in hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars being donated a month, according to Discount Power. Another part of its sale contract is its green energy initiative. About 16 percent of its energy is green and it also offers environmentally minded customers 50 percent and 100 percent green energy options. The company is currently in the process of expanding to Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania and parts of Ohio. In exchange for spreading the word about Discount Power to its constituency, any nonprofit can take advantage of the profit-sharing program. “It is an easy way for a nonprofit to encourage supporters to donate while they are saving money,” said Ferreri. “In these continued, tough economic times, getting someone to put out cash to support a nonprofit is very difficult. With this program, not only are you not asking them for money out of their pocket, you are also assisting them in putting money back into theirs.”
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Panelist Mimi Klein Sternlicht, creative director of The Loading Dock in Stamford.
Want to keep it fresh? Think unique BY PATRICK GALLAGHER
n the world of garden-variety corporate gatherings and fundraisers, every detail – from backlighting to live entertainment – can present an opportunity for the host to differentiate itself, industry experts said at a recent roundtable conversation. The event, “Out of the Box,” which featured everything from a Lady Gaga look-alike to a mini-reproduction of the popular off-Broadway production “Stomp,” was co-hosted by the Fairfield County Business Journal and sister publication the Westchester County Business Journal at the Renaissance Westchester Hotel in West Harrison, N.Y. “What I’m finding now is that everyone who comes into me says, ‘I want to do something different, I want to do something no one else has done. I want to keep it fresh,’” said panelist Mimi Klein Sternlicht, creative director of The Loading Dock, a Stamford events venue. With individuals and organizations looking to give their events a unique flavor, the event planning industry is projected to rank among the fastest-growing employment sectors in the U.S. between 2010 and 2020. In 2010, 71,600 workers across the U.S. were classified as being in the meeting, convention and event planning industry, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Between 2010 and 2020, that number is expected to grow by 31,300, or 44 percent. In comparison, the average projected growth rate for all occupations over that period is 14 percent. Sternlicht said budget constraints should always be among the first items discussed with event planners and entertainers. “Everyone is on a budget of some kind and that’s the first thing that you should share with the people you want to do business with, because then they know what the parameters are,” she said. While budget-related concerns are frequent and understandable, the panelists discussed creative ways they can be addressed – from substituting printed materials for digital displays to avoiding the busy periods of the spring and fall. “I’d encourage someone who’s on a budget or a nonprofit to pick a time of year that’s not as crazy busy in the event world,” said panelist Jill Prince, president of Hal Prince Music and Entertainment L.L.C., based in Mount Kisco, N.Y., which provides live entertainment for events in the tristate area. Months to avoid for those looking to save on their budgets are generally May, June, September and October, Prince said. Audio and visual elements – while crucial to the overall presentation of any given event – are “scalable,” said panelist Joe Guilderson, president of Corporate Audio Visual
Services, based in Elmsford, N.Y. “We do 175 fundraising dinners in a year, so something has got to give,” Guilderson said. “There are some tradeoffs,” he said. “Maybe you don’t have to print all the brochures anymore – maybe you can run sponsors on the screen. Maybe you can do something digitally.” When working with nonprofits and other communitybased organizations, entertainers and event planners may be willing to offer discounts in the interests of building a long-term relationship, said Zoilo Ruiz, creator of Industrial Rhythm, based in Long Island City, N.Y., and a former “Stomp” cast member. “We’re really into building relationships,” he said. “A lot of clients that hire us will hire us again, so if we were to do an event for half of what we charge to help out the community, that’s something we definitely do.” Guilderson said making an investment in the small details can pay dividends, especially during busy periods and the holidays, when an individual might be attending several events over the course of a week or even a day. “Part of that is, how can you stand out from the other events and how are you going to generate revenue or get people to come or show them your new products?” he said. The event was moderated by Elizabeth BrackenThompson, partner at communications firm Thompson & Bender, based in Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.
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HOSPITALITY In brief
Greenwich firm buys 15 hotels Greenwich-based Wheelock Street Capital spent $221 million to acquire 15 hotels in two separate transactions. For $116 million, Oak Brook, Ill.-based Inland American Real Estate Trust Inc. sold Wheelock a dozen hotels in the Texas, Arizona, Illinois and other states under the Hilton, Marriott, Choice Hotels and InterContinental brands.
For $105 million, Wheelock acquired from Aliso Viejo, Calif.-based Sunstone Hotel Investors the San Diego Hilton Del Mar, the Minneapolis DoubleTree Guest Suites and the Detroit Marriott Troy. Wheelock said it would invest additional capital in the properties. Rick Kleeman and Jonathan Paul formed the firm in 2008.
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NYC No. 2 in travel taxes New York City hits travelers with more taxes than any other U.S. city save Chicago, according to a new study, at about $38 a day. The Global Business Travel Association calculated the highest and lowest tax burdens among the top 50 U.S. destinations, with the Florida tourism towns of Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers and West Palm Beach having the lowest tax burden at just more than $22 daily. Chicago’s tax burden totaled more than $40 a day, while Boston was the third highest at nearly $35. “Cities and states must think carefully about the sales that local businesses will lose because of the higher costs that travel taxes impose,” Joseph Bates, vice president of research for GBTA, said in a prepared statement. “Tax rates that spike add another dimension for travel managers and local businesses. If spending one night in Chicago is 81 percent more expensive than visiting Fort Lauderdale, for example, it can have an effect on where businesses decide to meet, hold events, and spend their travel dollars.”
Ethan Allen marks 80th year Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. scheduled an 80th anniversary reception for Oct. 9 at the Ethan Allen Hotel in Danbury adjacent to its headquarters. CEO Farooq Kathwari rang the closing bell of the New York Stock Exchange Sept. 26, commemorating the furniture retailer’s milestone. “Since 1932, the company has found inspiration in the diversity of American style and we are proud that we still manufacture approximately seventy percent of our products in our North American plants,” Kathwari said in a prepared statement. “From small towns to big cities around the world, we continue to find a common thread: No matter where our clients live, they want to create looks that are all their own and Ethan Allen offers them the tools to do just that.”
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The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority is cutting 280 jobs at Mohegan Sun of a total workforce of some 8,000 people and installed the head of its Pennsylvania operation as CEO of its flagship Mohegan Sun casino in Uncasville. Bobby Soper replaces CEO Jeffrey Hartmann, who lasted less than two years as CEO of Mohegan Sun. The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority is led by CEO Mitchell Etess. Soper has led Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, a racetrack casino in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. For the quarter ending in June, Mohegan Sun earned $9.4 million, down two-thirds from a year ago, as revenue declined 5 per-
cent to $344 million. In addition to weaker consumer spending, Mohegan Sun and rival Foxwoods are seeing new competition from the Resorts World Casino at New York City’s Aqueduct racetrack. Separately, regulators in Atlantic City approved the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority’s bid to take over the Resorts Casino Hotel.
Travel industry mixed on social media Despite three in four travelers turning to social networks to find deals, travel industry companies are still struggling to harness social media, according to a new study from PhoCusWright, with no clear idea of the platforms’ ultimate influence on buying decisions. Some see social media as merely a lead-generation and marketing service, stated researchers with Sherman-based PhoCusWright, others as a distribution channel, some as a customer service tool. Travel suppliers that have implemented booking tools, widgets or full-fledged booking engines within Facebook have so far reported mixed results, with travelers not appearing to engage in social networks with the primary intent of shopping or purchasing travel, as they would when using search or travel sites. While Internet users are accustomed to using Facebook to share their travel photos and stories, making purchases is another matter. “Everybody and their grandma may be on Facebook, but for many in the travel industry that has not made social into a reliably actionable and demonstrably profitable marketing medium,” Douglas Quinby, senior director of research at PhoCusWright, said in a prepared statement. “The potential of social for travel may lie less in any one platform and more in the ecosystem of social data to socialize a traveler’s experience across a variety of online travel websites and mobile applications.”
‘Historic’ restaurants cited CNN included two Connecticut restaurants on a list of the best historic restaurants in the country: Louis’ Lunch in New Haven and Shady Glen in Manchester. Louis’ Lunch was lauded as the reputed inventor of the hamburger in 1900, while Shady Glen made it for preserving the feel of the old-time diner from which it evolved.
HEI buys in Clearwater Norwalk-based HEI Hotels & Resorts acquired a Residence Inn in Clearwater, Fla., without immediately disclosing financial details. The Residence Inn Clearwater Downtown was built in 2008 as an extended-visit hotel, with 115 rooms.
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Convention bureau grows BY JENNIFER BISSELL
ince the Greater Hartford Convention & Visitors Bureau became a statewide organization in June, its hotel, restaurant and venue membership has increased more than 20 percent. The membership drive for the newly formed Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau (CTCSB) has been going very well, said Michael Van Parys, CTCSB president. About 36 hotels have joined since July, including many in Fairfield County. “We’ve developed a lot of members we didn’t have before, from Greenwich to Mystic,” Van Parys said. “It really gives them great exposure where they had none before.” The primary function of the bureau is to go after out-of-state group business looking for venues to hold conventions and large meetings. Since Fairfield County often has to compete with New York City for large events and doesn’t have a convention center nearby, the bureau could help secure more new opportunities for the area. “This is something we’ve needed to do for a long time,” said Randy Fiveash, director of the Connecticut Office of Tourism under the Department of Economic and Community Development, at a CTCSB press conference in June. “Tourism is economic development and it is one of the purest forms of economic development.” Van Parys finished a statewide hotel tour earlier this month, touting the benefits for hotels that join the bureau. Nearly every hotel he’s visited has joined, including The J House, Delmar and Hyatt Regency hotels in Greenwich, and Hotel Zero Degrees, the Marriott, Sheraton and Hilton hotels in Stamford, to name a few. Next the bureau will be looking to increase its restaurants, venues and transportation memberships. CTCSB is funded by membership dues and also in part by a $1.3 million investment from the state out of its $15 million tourism-marketing budget. Van Parys said the bureau has been “riding the coattails”
of the tourism campaign, but focused is on group business instead of individual tourists. Last year the Greater Hartford Convention & Visitors Bureau generated 65,000 nightly hotel-room leads. Since
The primary function of the bureau is to go after out-of-state group business looking for venues to hold conventions and large meetings. Since Fairfield County often has to compete with New York City for large events and doesn’t have a convention center nearby, the bureau could help secure more new opportunities for the area.
almost doubling its sales team to nine employees, the bureau has generated 34,000 leads in the last two months, Van Parys said. The group’s goal for the end of the year is 200,000 leads. With roughly 790,000 hotel rooms to rent during the year in just the five largest hotels in Stamford, Joe Kelly, general manager at Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa, said the initiative was needed and much appreciated. Speaking for smaller hotels, Jillian Alps, a past president of Connecticut Lodging Association and general manager of Residence Inn, Shelton, said the new bureau would also give smaller hotels that can’t as easily compete a voice as well. “This energizes those of us who have supported tourism initiatives,” Alps said. “We needed this.”
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Putting the grace in Graceful Planet
The lobby is awash in an ocean of blue. Everyone inside is chatting and preparing for class. You walk in and breathe at the Graceful Planet Moving Arts Center – a place for creative self-exploration and continued learning. Just follow the instructions from the large letters spelling out “breathe” on the chalkboard wall and you already feel better. The chalkboard wall hosts messages, community flyers, musings and art supplied by its patrons. Some refer to it as “The Planet.” It’s just a nickname, for it’s not possible to leave the grace out of The Graceful Planet Moving Arts Center, located on Route 34 in Newtown, Conn. The Graceful Planet is a community of dancers and yogis of all ages. We believe movement should be fun and an expression of self. We encourage self-discovery and self-confidence in all our dancers and yogis. The Graceful Planet also offers classes from a variety of teachers. Our programs include creative movement, ballet, modern (Martha Graham-style), contemporary, jazz, hip-hop, tap, yoga and – joy. Grace Harvey is the “grace” in The Graceful Planet. She believes that within every individual, there is a dancer. Ten years ago, Grace gave up her career as a professional dancer to open her own dance studio. Grace, in addition to being the center’s artistic director, is a member of the University of Hartford’s adjunct faculty. Grace also holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Hartford. The Planet is home to The Karma Dance Project, which has won numerous awards for contemporary and modern dance performance. Additionally, the Hip Hop Team at the studio has danced competively, winning both regional and national awards. For class schedules, visit gracefulplanet.com, or call 426-8215.
Grace Harvey artistic director of The Graceful Planet
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FUNKYTOWN The mission of the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County is to support cultural organizations, artists and creative businesses by providing promotion, services and advocacy. For more information, visit CulturalAllianceFC.org or email infoCulturalAllianceFC.org or call 256-2329. For events lists, visit FCBuzz.org.
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The renowned horn-driven funk outfit Tower of Power is still melding jazz, funk, rock and soul in a way no group ever has, performing its original brand of funky soul and dance music with a horn-fired edge over four decades on the scene. Its funk raged across the 1970s like an uncontained brush fire, laying down the rhythm we were powerless to resist. Come to the Klein Memorial Auditorium in Bridgeport Oct. 21 for a night of epic funk and soul, brought to you by the Fairfield Theatre Company. Joining Tower will be the equally epic soul group Average White Band, with its Scottish funk and early disco vibe. The band, formed in 1972, may have its roots in Scotland, but
land, doubled by being mirrored on the water. During each 2 ½-hour trip, animals are collected from different water levels and bottom habitats of the Sound. A video microscope provides a magnified look at wriggly plankton gathered at the sunlit surface. Tiny crabs and worms emerge from the anaerobic muddy bottom. A bio dredge reveals a hidden world of sponges, snails and mollusks. And everyone inspects the trawl net’s bounty – varieties of fish and crabs, sea stars, squid and always a few surprises. With the seasons changing, Aquarium educators also will talk about which animals endure winter in Long Island Sound and which will migrate away. The cost of a Marine Life Study Cruise is $20.50 per person ($18.50 for Aquarium members). All passengers must be at least 42 inches tall. Cruises depart from the dock near the Aquarium’s IMAX Theater entrance. Reservations are strongly recommended; walk-up tickets will be sold space permitting. To reserve your spot or for more details, call 852-0700, ext. 2206, or visit martimeaquarium.org.
its collective heart belonged to the soulful sounds coming from Memphis, Detroit and Philadelphia. Though perhaps best known for the instrumental mega-hit “Pick Up the Pieces,” the band’s strengths lay in their consistently tight songwriting, stretching across several gold-selling albums and multiple Grammy nominations. If you love horns and you love the funk, do not miss this double bill at the Klein. Ticket prices range from $35 to $65, and a member discount is available. Tickets at the door will be an additional $5 per ticket. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. Or visit fairfieldtheatre.org for more information.
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BUSINESS JOURNAL Bankruptcies The following petition was filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Bridgeport. Chapter 11 indicates the filer intends to submit a plan of reorganization to the court. Chapter 7 indicates a liquidation of assets. 480 Bunnell Street L.L.C., 480 Bunnell St., Bridgeport. Chapter 11, filed Sept. 24. Case no. 12-51736. Assets: $1 million to 10 million. Liabilities: $1 million to 10 million. Creditors: Citibank N.A., $3.36 million; Citibank N.A., $222,846; Shepro & Hawkins L.L.C., 20,000; Champion Engineering, $17,730; Tax Collector of Bridgeport, $14,656; Robert Boynton, $14,280; American Tax Funding, $13,821; Great American Insurance Group, $6,934; Travelers Insurance, $1,472; WPCA, $634; and Secretary of State, $20. Type of business: corporation. Debtor’s attorney: Jeffrey M. Sklarz, Glastonbury.
L & L Evergreen, 19 Day St., Norwalk. Chapter 11, filed Sept. 24. Case no. 12-51732. Assets: $100,001 to $500,000. Liabilities: $1 million to $10 million. Creditors: Furches Evergreens, $258,343; North 40 Nursery, $238,494; Hines Nurseries, $184,762; Robin Whittman, $140,515; Commissioner of Revenue Services, $137,762; Lebanon Seabord, $91,278; F & F Nurseries, $82,483; Wilson & Wilson Nursery, $70,065; Gateway Terminal, $61,337; WH Milikowski, $59,069; Glen Walters Nursery, $55,646; Willow Springs Tree Farms, $56,089; Davids Nursery, $55,646; Aquarion Water Company of Connecticut, $55,514; Selective Insurance Co., $55,257; Adams/New England Materials, $54,246; Smith Evergreen Nursery, $50,462; Winding Brook Turf Farm, $49,508, Prides Corner Farms Inc., $47,138; and Rupert Nurseries Inc., $37,775. Type of business: corporation. Debtor’s attorney: Stephen M. Kidseth, Bridgeport. Richard Dudgeon Inc., 1565 Railroad Ave., Bridgeport. Chapter 11, filed Sept. 18. Case no. 12-51707. Assets: $500,001 to $1 million. Liabilities: $500,001 to $1 million. Creditors: not available. Type of business: corporation.
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A & O Danner Companies Inc., Plymouth, Mass., contractor for JR Silverberg Realty L.L.C. Perform additions and alterations at an existing commercial building, 140 Elm St., New Canaan. Estimated cost: $91,000. Filed Sept. 20. A. Pappajohn, contractor for Darien YMCA. Perform renovations at an existing commercial building, 2420 Boston Post Road, Darien. Estimated cost: $35,000. Filed Sept. 17.
Envirotek Wall System of Milford, contractor for Alan Wyland. Perform additions and alterations at an existing single-family residence, 228 Westport Road, Wilton. Estimated cost: $13,600. Filed Sept. 12. Kuchma Group, contractor for Cardiology Associates. Perform internal renovations at an existing commercial building, 115 Technology Drive, Suite C302, Trumbull. Estimated cost: $21,375. Filed Sept. 25. Michael Carpentry, contractor for Latlalon L.L.C. Perform renovations at an existing commercial building, 1795 Boston Post Road, Darien. Estimated cost: $125,000. Filed Sept. 13. Next Dimension Gymnastics L.L.C. Perform internal alterations at an existing commercial building, 25 Lindeman Drive, Trumbull. Estimated cost: $4,000. Filed Sept. 25. PAC Group L.L.C., Harwinton, contractor for Silver Hill Hospital Inc. Perform additions and alterations at an existing commercial building, 208 Valley Road, New Canaan. Estimated cost: $1.5 million. Filed Sept. 21. Seaman Mechanical, Danbury, contractor for 195 Danbury Road Associates L.L.C., commercial project, 195 Danbury Road, Wilton. Estimated cost: $62,500. Filed Sept. 20. SL Management Group, contractor for Trefoil Park L.L.C. Perform internal alterations at an existing commercial building, 788 Morris Turnpike, Short Hills N.J., Trumbull. Estimated cost: $21,000. Filed Sept. 25. The Property Group of Stamford, Stamford, contractor for Wilton Crest Expandable Condominiums, Commercial project, 44 Wolfpit Road, Wilton. Estimated cost: $1.8 million. Filed Sept. 14.
Voll, Joseph, contractor for 6253 Main Street L.L.C. Lay Foundation, 6253 Main St., Trumbull. Estimated cost: $17,000. Filed Sept. 18.
Custom Designs of New England, Wilton, contractor for Charlotte K. Conner. Perform alterations to an existing single-family residence, 312 Elm St., Unit 28, New Canaan. Estimated cost: $12,500. Filed Sept. 11.
De Rosa Carpentry, contractor for Kerry McCoy. Perform internal Avallone Construction, Wilton, and external renovations, 51 Koger contractor for Patricia Duff. Per- Road, Trumbull. Estimated cost: form additions and alterations at an $65,000. Filed Sept. 24. existing single-family residence, 39 Hulda Hill Road, Wilton. Estimated cost: $150,000. Filed Sept. 20. Eri Building & Design, Darien, contractor for Victoria B. and Jonathan S. Ledge, Perform additions to Basdeo, Curtis M., Norwalk, con- a single-family residence, 890 Siltractor for Lisa and Michael Sal- vermine Road, New Canaan. Estilese. Perform additions and altera- mated cost: $60,000. Filed Sept. 12. tions at an existing single-family residence, 6 McFadden Drive, Wilton. Estimated cost: $40,000. Filed Esposito & Sons L.L.C., Stamford, Sept. 14. contractor for Stephen Cyra Borsy. Perform additions to a single-family residence, 193 Cedar Lane, New Bear Paw Builders, Wilton, con- Canaan. Estimated cost: $35,000. tractor for Peter Gaboriault. Build Filed Sept. 12. a new single-family residence, 12 Middlebrook Lane, Wilton. Estimated cost: $1,247,910. Filed FLT L.L.C. Construction, conSept. 12. tractor for 34 Lansing L.L.C. Perform external repairs at an existing single-family residence, 34 Lansing Brindisi & Yaroscak L.L.C., Ave., Trumbull. Estimated cost: Darien, contractor for Thomas K. $5,000. Filed Sept. 24. Brown and Melanie L. Dorf. Perform alterations to an existing single-family residence, 568 Frogtown Gabriele Construction L.L.C., Road, New Canaan. Estimated cost: Stamford, contractor for Carol K. $150,000. Filed Sept. 20. Young. Perform alterations to an existing single-family residence, 26 River St., New Canaan, Estimated Christopher, Nancy F. and Wil- cost: $17,000. Filed Sept. 14. liam S. Perform additions to a single-family residence, 327 West Road, New Canaan. Estimated cost: Giannastasio Builders. Perform $60,000. Filed Sept. 20. additions and alterations at an existing single-family residence, 3 Stanton Road, Darien. Estimated Ciocci & Sons Construction, con- cost: $425,000. Filed Sept. 11. tractor for Renee and Carl Lund Jr. Perform internal renovations at a single-family residence, 6072 High Ridge Builders L.L.C., Main St., Trumbull. Estimated cost: Southbury, contractor for Veronika $13,700. Filed Sept. 25. Ruf. Perform alterations to an existing single-family residence, 51 Hoyt St., New Canaan. Estimated cost: CT Basement Systems, contractor $40,000. Filed Sept. 21. for Brian Moore. Perform internal renovations at a single-family residence, 44 Tait Road, Trumbull. Esti- Horn M-Terrain Landscape Sermated cost: $28,000. Filed Sept. 24. vice, Glen Mills, Pa., contractor for Charles M. Jr. and Susan Lynch. Perform additions to a single-family residence, 85 Harrison Ave, New Canaan. Estimated cost: $30,000. Filed Sept. 21.
Hunt, Lance, Stamford, contractor for Christina and Carl Lenz. Perform additions and alterations at an existing single-family residence, 31 Blue Ridge Road, Wilton. Estimated cost: $12,000. Filed Sept. 12. Jacobson/Simone. Perform additions and alterations at an existing single-family residence, 39 Stonybrook Road, Darien. Estimated cost: $575,000. Filed Sept. 20. Karzewski. Perform additions and alterations at an existing singlefamily residence, 40 Noroton Ave., Darien. Estimated cost: $180,000. Filed Sept. 20. Kostyk Carpentry, Bethel, contractor for Eunice M. Mead. Perform additions to a single-family residence, 284 Park St., New Canaan. Estimated cost: $250,000. Filed Sept. 20. Kropf, Scott and Dinh Ngoc. Perform alterations to an existing single-family residence, 131 Talmadge Hill Road, New Canaan. Estimated cost: $4,000. Filed Sept. 14. Langer Renovation, contractor for Tom Kelly. Perform external renovations at an existing singlefamily residence, 9 Wilson Ridge Road East, Darien. Estimated cost: $10,000. Filed Sept. 24. Lanni, Gino, New Canaan, contractor for Wayne Marschalk. Build a new single-family residence, Pepper Lane, New Canaan. Estimated cost: $1 million. Filed Sept. 20. Lmark Construction L.L.C., Trumbull, contractor for Andrea and Robert L. Cookston III. Perform additions to a single-family residence, 567 Carter St., New Canaan. Estimated cost: $300,000. Filed Sept. 11. Mangold, William, Wilton, contractor for Susan and Jonathan Sax. Perform additions and alterations at an existing single-family residence, 197 Catalpa Road, Wilton. Estimated cost: $229,000. Filed Sept. 12.
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on the record Mediterranean Construction Co., contractor for Matt Summ. Perform internal renovations at a single-family residence, 18 Little Plain Road, Trumbull. Estimated cost: $19,900. Filed Sept. 21.
Trademarc Construction, contractor for Van Munching. Perform external renovations at an existing single-family residence, 800 Hollow Tree Ridge Road, Darien. Estimated cost: $60,000. Filed Sept. 20.
Meek, John R. Perform additions and alterations at an existing singlefamily residence, 73 Sturges Ridge Road, Wilton. Estimated cost: $10,000. Filed Sept. 20.
Trowbridge Builders, contractor for Debra and George Van. Perform additions and alterations at an existing single-family residence, 96 W. Meadow Road, Wilton. Estimated cost: $475,000. Filed Sept. 12.
Northeastern Site Development, Wilton, contractor for Luz Marie and Jonathan Tan. Perform additions and alterations at an existing single-family residence, 37 Sugarloaf Drive, Wilton. Estimated cost: $11,000. Filed Sept. 20. Polito Enterprise L.L.C., Wilton. Perform additions and alterations at an existing single-family residence, 31 Springbrook Lane, Wilton. Estimated cost: $35,000. Filed Sept. 12. Potter Construction, contractor for Tim Clark. Perform external renovations at an existing singlefamily residence, 14 Raymond St., Darien. Estimated cost: $10,000. Filed Sept. 25. Richard, Carrol. Perform external repairs at an existing single-family residence, 12 Gregory Farm Road, Easton. Estimated cost: $17,000. Filed Sept. SWS Builders L.L.C., Stamford, contractor for Thomas E. Doster IV. Perform additions to a singlefamily residence, 343 Wahackme Road, New Canaan. Estimated cost: $325,000. Filed Sept. 18. TDS Homeline Inc., Norwalk, contractor for Rita E. and Harold O. II. Rosser. Perform alterations to an existing single-family residence at 494 Silvermine Road, New Canaan. Estimated cost: $51,000. Filed Sept. 14. THD At Home Services, contractor for Jeff Mogan. Perform external repairs at an existing singlefamily residence, 46 Barnswallow Drive, Trumbull. Estimated cost: $7,300. Filed Sept. 19. Thomson, Sidney L. Perform alterations to an existing singlefamily residence, 176 Old Norwalk Road, New Canaan. Estimated cost: $58,500. Filed Sept. 11.
Healthbridge Management L.L.C., Wethersfield. Filed by Jonathan B. Kreisberg. Plaintiff’s attorney: Thomas E. Quickly, Hartford. Action: The plaintiff alleges that the defendant is continuously acting in bad faith against its employees. Filed Sept. 9. Case no. CV1299.
Metro-North Railroad Company, New York City. Filed by Edward R. Dieffenbach, Wallingford. Plaintiff’s attorney: George J. Cahill Jr., New Haven. Action: The plaintiff alleges to have sufWest Construction Co., New Ca- fered injuries while employed by naan, contractor for Virginia C. the defendant. The plaintiff claims and Robert M. Fisher Jr. Perform to have suffered an acute asthma additions to a single-family resi- attack caused by the fumes from a dence, 74 W. Turtle Back Lane, New deodorizer, and that the defendant Canaan. Estimated cost: $525,000. is negligent as it failed to provide a Filed Sept. 12. safe place to work and safe equipment. The plaintiff has suffered, Woodcrest Homes L.L.C., Jeri- lost wages and benefits, medical excho, N.Y., contractor for Howard penses, pain and suffering and deE. Schwiebert. Build a new single- mands a trial by jury. Filed Sept. 4. family residence, 124 Woodridge Case no. CV1283. Circle, New Canaan. Estimated cost: $1.2 million., Filed Sept. 20. PJW Nursing Consultants L.L.C., West Hartford. Filed by DDN Consulting Services L.L.C., Hamden. Plaintiff’s attorney: Joseph V. Saphia, Laura Ann Chubb and Erika Court Cases V. Selli, New York City. Action: The plaintiff alleges infringement activities by the defendant and demands a preliminary and permanent injunction against the defendant, an award for actual damages, statuEli’s on the Hill Inc., et al., Bran- tory damages in the amount up to ford. Filed by Broadcast Music Inc., $150,000 per infringement and reaet al., New York, N.Y. Plaintiff’s sonable attorney’s fees. Filed Sept. 7. attorney: Michael J. Rye, Hart- Case no. CV1294. ford. Action: The plaintiff claims copyright infringement, based on Saint Raphael Hospital, New Hathe unauthorized performance of ven. Filed by Frank A. Perrelli, et al., musical compositions from the New Haven. Plaintiff’s attorney: BMI Repertoire and demands that not available. Action: The plaintiff the defendant be restrained from claims discrimination based on infringement of the copyright and civil rights as he was not treated in a that the defendants pay statutory proper way, which could have resultdamages, costs, and attorney’s fees. ed in his death. The plaintiff claims Filed Aug. 31. Case no. CV1275. monetary damages. Filed Aug.31. Case no. CV1277. Goodrich Corporation, et al., Charlotte, N.C. Filed by Branda Wachovia Bank N.A., et al., JackJones, co-administrator for the sonville, Fla. Filed by Duane P. and estate of John David Hortman, et Roberta G. Woodbury, Wallingal., S.C. Plaintiff’s attorney: James ford. Action: The plaintiff alleges a W. Walsh, Ansonia. Action: The wrongful eviction by the defendant, plaintiff alleges a strict liability, which has resulted in the violation negligence by the defendant as the of their 14th Amendment. The direct cause of the death of John plaintiff demands compensation David Hortman, breach of war- for the losses, pain and suffering. ranty, breach of contract, fraud, Filed Aug.31. Case no. CV1278. concealment and negligence due to the unreasonably dangerous product, which was prone to failure. The plaintiff demands monetary damages in excess of $2,500 and legal interest against the defendant. Filed Sept. 11. Case no. CV1298.
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Yale Hospital Inc., New Haven. Filed by Frank A. Perrelli, et al., New Haven. Action: The plaintiff claims a suit of discrimination based on his civil rights as he was robbed and held against his will. The plaintiff claims monetary damages. Filed Aug.31. Case no. CV1276.
Beckert, Pierric, New York City. Seller: CFJ Realty Development L.L.C., Fairfield. Property: 20 Sea Spray Road, Westport. Amount: $2.87 million. Filed Sept. 11.
Bova, Lisa M. and Brett Miga, Danbury. Seller: Mark F. Ragette, New Fairfield. Property: 33 Eastview Drive, New Fairfield. Amount: $255,500. Filed Sept. 17.
Commercial GWC Investment L.L.C., Danbury. Seller: General Real Estate Holdings L.L.C., Danbury. Property: 7 Granite Drive, Brookfield. Amount: $100,000. Filed Sept. 21. Lombardo & Bastiani DMDS L.L.C., Brookfield. Seller: Laurstevan L.L.C., Evansville, Ind. Property: 332 Federal Road, Brookfield. Amount: $299,500. Filed Sept. 11.
Residential 4 Peach Lot L.L.C., Westport. Seller: Cindy M. and Ralph A. Boester, Westport. Property: 4 Peach Lot Place, Westport. Amount: $945,000. Filed Sept. 20. 86 Locust L.L.C., New Canaan. Seller: estate of Theresa Casciari, Darien, Property: 86 Locust Ave., New Canaan., Amount: $395,000. Filed Sept. 19. 135 Heatherwood Drive L.L.C., Brookfield. Seller:, Ashley N. and Christopher S. LeCount, Brookfield. Property: 135 Heatherwood Drive, Brookfield. Amount: $144,000. Filed Sept. 20. Abbott, Devin Elizabeth and Thomas Francis Ruggiero, Trumbull. Seller: Renee M. and Mark P. Molnar, Trumbull. Property: 36 Chestnut Hill Road, Trumbull. Amount: $376,000. Filed Sept. 4. Axcell, Sherri, Stamford. Seller: Renee and Peter Ioveno. Property: 12 Willow St., Bethel. Amount: $262,000. Filed Sept. 26.
Blandino, Donna J. and Carl D., Fairfield. Seller: 2 Hyatt Lane L.L.C., Greenwich. Property: 2 Hyatt Lane, Westport. Amount: $1.87 million. Filed Sept. 20.
Chillar, Neetu and Maneesh Khatri, Danbury. Seller: Toll CT II Limited Partnership, Newtown. Property: 26 Briar Ridge Drive, Unit 55, Bethel. Amount: $432,435. Filed Sept. 21. Close Barbara K. and Paul M. Swirbul, Darien. Seller: Susan C. and Harlan S. Stone, Darien. Property: 22 Shipway Road, Darien. Amount: $3 million. Filed Sept. 19. Courtney, Lauren and Kevin, White Plains, N.Y. Seller: Donna M. and Mark T. Dunham, New Fairfield. Property: 30 E. Lake Road, New Fairfield. Amount: $530,000. Filed Sept. 11.
Boyce, Sarah and Jason, North Haven. Seller: Marilyn N. and Michael L. Zingone, Weston. Property: Courtney, Renee C. and Michael 5 Curiosity Lane, Weston. $1.6 mil- P., Bethel. Seller: Michele L. and John A. Bardwell, Bethel. Proplion. Filed Sept. 20. erty: 10 Courtland Drive, Bethel. Amount: $570,000. Filed Sept. 10. Braccio, Mary C. and Nicholas Jr., Rye, N.Y. Seller: Kerry F., Middlebury; and Timothy P. Doyle, Wood- Daly, Nicole M. and Michael J., bury. Property: 20 Underhill Road, Brookfield. Seller: Donna C. and Monroe, Amount: $175,000. Filed Charles G. Ball Jr., Brookfield. Property: 16 Pleasant Rise, BrookSept. 17. field. Amount: $250,000. Filed Sept. 20. Bulakowski, Lisa and Brian, Brookfield. Seller: Anamaria M. and Mark Judson, Brookfield. De La Vega, Saergio and Mabel Property: 7 Rajcula Farm Road, Quezeda. Seller: 266 Michigan Brookfield, Amount: $498,000. Road L.L.C., New Canaan. Property: 266 Michigan Road, New CaFiled Sept. 4. naan. Amount: $4.6 million. Filed Sept. 12. Cannon, Ann and Stephen, New Canaan. Seller: 428 Cedar Lane L.L.C., New Canaan. Property: 428 Denkin, Wonah Song and WilCedar Lane, New Canaan. Amount: liam M., Westport. Seller: Frank P. Doyle, Westport. Property: 4 Har$3.1 million. Filed Sept. 18. bor Hill Road, Westport. Amount: $2.72 million. Filed Sept. 20. Capasse, Edward J., Vero Beach, Fla. Seller: Jo-Ann Price, Chester, Property: 11 Bay St., Westport. Desantis, Elizabeth and Michael, Darien. Seller:, Margaret M. WilAmount: $100,000. Filed Sept. 12. son, Hobe Sound, Fla. Property: 9 Plymouth Road, Darien. Amount: Chaniewicz, Paola and Mat- $1.6 million. Filed Sept. 17. thew Cerruto, Rye Brook, N.Y. Seller: Cullie C. Gallop, New Fairfield. Property: 119 Route 39, New Doran Mineo, Maureen and Fairfield. Amount: $258,500. Filed Frank P. Mineo, Danbury, Seller: Toll CT II Limited Partnership, Sept. 25. Newtown. Property: 24 Briar Ridge Drive, Unit 56, Bethel. Amount: Chatterji, Sangeeta and Gaurav $486,231. Filed Sept. 19. Aggarwal, Darien. Seller: Rebecca and Charles Claffey, Darien. Property: 10 Brown St., Darien. Drew, Elisabeth and William E., Amount: 1.1 million. Filed Sept. 17. Darien. Seller: Lori B. and John P. Gianukakis, Darien. Property: 81 Fitch Ave., Darien. Amount: $1.02 million. Filed Sept. 17.
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on the record Credits, Clients and Awards
Anthony M. Payne has been appointed to the founding faculty of the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University. Most recently, Payne was a lecturer in the anatomy and Junior Achievement of Western Connecticut Fairfield County Communications Association, cell biology department at the University of Florida. He holds a has named the following Fairfield County business people to the an independent regional organization dedicated to advancing the doctorate in physiology from Wake Forest University. Payne also Dr. George R. Dunbar Free Enterprise Hall of Fame. communications profession, announced the following individuals holds a master’s degree in exercise physiology from the University will serve as co-presidents on its board of directors for 2012-2013. of Florida and a bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Winthrop University. Stephanie Blackwell, president and CEO, Aurora Products Inc. Ruiz-Desai, president of the Norwalk-based marketing Brian Sayler of New Canaan, a senior at Colgate University, and communications agency Desai Communications. Randy Savicky, founder and CEO of Strategy +Commu- was the most recent participant in the long-standing internship program at HTG Investment Advisors Inc., a New Canaan-based nications in Weston. independent investment-advisory firm. Sayler joined the HTG team for a six-week summer internship. Stephanie Coleman recently joined Cresa Fairfield County as an advisor serving Fairfield and Westchester counties. Most recently, she was with Jones Lang LaSalle where she served as a leasing Susan Coyle, co-owner, Real Es- associate for its Stamford office. Cresa is an international corporate real estate advisory firm that represents tenants and specializes in Local nonprofits benefited from the Bank of New Canaan’s tate Two Inc. the delivery of fully integrated real estate services. recent checking promotion, which offered new checking customers the opportunity to designate a donation to one of their favorite Joseph Cugine of Ridgefield has joined the board of direc- charities when they opened an account. tors at The Chefs’ Warehouse Inc., a distributor of specialty food products in the U.S. Cugine will also serve as a member of both the board’s nominating and corporate governance committee and compensation committee.
Merrill J. Forgotson, BNC Financial Group, The Bank of New Canaan and The Bank of Fairfield.
Joe Czarnecki of Westport has been named general manager for Mercedes-Benz of Fairfield. He previously served as general manager for Penske-owned Lexus of Warwick, R.I. Czarnecki holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Villanova University and is a graduate of the National Association of Dealers Academy.
Robert Shellman, president and CEO Odyssey Logistics & TechDixon Downey of Wilton has joined B.T. Bowler & Associates, nology Corp. a New Canaan-based financial advisory firm of Ameriprise Financial Services Inc., as a financial advisor. Downey brings more than 15 years of financial services expertise to the practice.
From left, Bank of New Canaan president Heidi DeWyngaert, Frank Fetchet of Voices of September 11th, Leila Howland Wetmore of the New Canaan Community Foundation, the bank’s new CEO Peyton R. Patterson, Sharon Knechtle of PuraVida for Children, Jim Schaffer of the Carver Foundation and Wendy Hilboldt of the New Canaan Food Pantry.
Cathy Ann Drury, owner of My NewsGirl, has been selected as an authorized local expert by Constant Contact Inc. Drury will offer training seminars on best practices in Tuesday Oct. 9 online marketing in the Fairfield County area. My NewsGirl is a marketing firm that Temple Israel Networking Group for individuals in their job specializes in email marketing campaigns for search, 2 p.m., Temple Israel, 14 Coleytown Road, Westport. For small businesses. information, call 227-1293.
On the Go: Business, Etc.
John F. Stafstrom Jr. of Bridgeport, a partner in the Bridgeport office of Pullman & Comley L.L.C., was selected by the board of directors of the Barnum Festival as the 2013 Ringmaster of the annual celebration.
CBRE Group has announced the following appointments.
Wednesday Oct. 10 “Getting the Money,” on acquiring financing, 6 to 8:30 p.m., The Norwalk Inn & Conference Center, 99 East Ave., Norwalk. For information, call 866-2521.
Brian Carcaterra was named senior vice president. Michael McCall joins the firm as vice president. Thursday Oct. 11 Peter Hansen joins the firm as a senior associate to the firm’s Westchester/Fairfield office in Stamford Greater Norwalk Chamber of Commerce Networking Breakfast, 7:45 to 9 a.m., 607 Main Ave., Norwalk. $30 nonmembers, $15 members. For information, call 866-2521. Information for these features has been submitted by the subjects or their delegates.
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on the record Dudko, Iryna and Ostap. Seller: Stephen J. Straborny, Property: 65 Maple Drive, Monroe. Amount: $244,900. Filed Sept. 18. Engen, Anne E. and Donald Travis, Weston. Seller: Ballymoss L.L.C., Fairfield. Property: 40 Eleven O’Clock Road, Weston. Amount: $875,800. Filed Sept. 21. Engen, Anne E. and Donald Travis, Weston. Seller: Ballymoss L.L.C., Fairfield. Property: Tax Lot 1,2,3 and Parcel Z, map 3793, Weston. Amount: $2.02 million. Filed Sept. 21.
Gretzula, Kristy and William Clauss, Trumbull. Seller: Mary W. Grace, Trumbull. Property: 67 Puritan Road, Trumbull. Amount: $652,500. Filed Sept. 6.
Khan, Nazish S. and Javaid A. Bagai, Norwalk. Seller: Ashish Bagai and Juhi Naithani, Vienna, Va. Property: 777 Plattsville Road, Trumbull. Amount: $435,000. Filed Sept. 4.
Guattery, Kathleen M. and James L., Middletown, N.Y. Seller: Margaret A. Rackey-Mixon and Christopher J. Mixon, Newtown. Property: 8 The Boulevard, Newtown. Amount: $325,100. Filed Sept. 12.
Mangini, David, Westport. Seller: Kowatch, Diana M. and David R. Kim R. Prall, Newtown. Property: Seller: Edward G. Roche. Property: 31 Cold Spring Road, Newtown. 7 Wills Road, Newtown. Amount:, Amount: $305,000. Filed Sept. 10. $300,000. Filed Sept. 21.
Kutlik, Tanya T., Milford. Seller: Hashemi, Manda M. and Elham, Alan P. Pittman, Norwalk. PropGreenwich. Seller: Karen and Ru- erty: 419 Pitkin Hollow Road, pert Delos Reyes, Fairfield. Prop- Trumbull. Amount: $229,000. Filed erty: 25 Meckauer Circle, Bethel. Sept. 4. Amount: $358,000. Filed Sept. 18.
Malcolm, Jennifer L. and Justin, Brookfield. Seller: Homelift Properties L.L.C., Bethel. Property: 7 Shirley Court, Brookfield. Amount: $335,000. Filed Sept. 14.
Manning, Angela D. and Joseph R., Bedford, N.H. Seller: Theresa and Carlos Aponte, Newtown. Property: 54 Marlin Road, Newtown. Amount: $550,000. Filed Sept. 21.
Finder, Katherine G. and David H., Purchase, N.Y. Seller: Nancy and Jack Oken, Weston. Property: 46 Valley Forge Road, Weston. Amount: $815,000. Filed Sept. 14.
Hill, Monica N., Newtown. Seller: Caren L. Farrell, Newtown. Property: 23 Oakview Road, Newtown. Amount: $345,000. Filed Sept. 10.
Lane, Amy F., New York City, Seller: Barbara Nash Pryde, Westport., Property: 14 Manitou Road, Westport. Amount: $1.94 million. Filed Sept. 19.
Marcocci, Rita and Christopher, Easton. Seller: Maria A. Rivera, Westport. Property: 212 Compo Road South, Westport. Amount: $746,000. Filed Sept. 21.
Fisher, Carol P., Westport. Seller: Linda H. and David M. Pryde, Naples, Fla. Property: 225 Lansdowne, Westport. Amount: $899,000. Filed Sept. 14.
Hogan, Meghan and David, Bethel. Seller: Peter L. Sullivan, Stamford. Property: 3 Church Camp Ground Road, Bethel. Amount: $400,000. Filed Sept. 21.
Law, Allison M. and James M., Darien. Seller: Gale H. Baldwin, Darien, Property: 1 Allwood Road, Darien. Amount: $1.92 million. Filed Sept. 10.
Mattiace, Michael, Ancramdale, N.Y. Seller: Kathleen A. and Peter T. Davey, New Fairfield. Property: 6 Clark Road, New Fairfield. Amount: $295,000. Filed Sept. 20.
Fitzgerald, John R., Flushing, N.Y. Seller: Toll CT II Limited Partnership, Newtown. Property: 18 Wildwood Circle, Unit 115, Bethel. Amount: Amount: $423,549. Filed Sept. 21.
Hyeon & Yoon L.L.C., Newtown. Seller: Barbara and Thomas J. Scozzafa Jr. Property: 54, Church Hill Road, Newtown. Amount: $300,000. Filed Sept. 13.
Lawler, Timothy P. and Mary E. Ritter, Weston. Seller: Roh, Jennifer, Weston. Property: Segment X., Weston. $8,300. Filed Sept. 20.
McCormick, Mayling B., New Canaan. Seller: Jaime E. Yordan, New Canaan. Property: 233 Bushy Ridge Road, New Canaan. Amount: $3.2 million. Filed Sept. 13.
Kane, Christine K. and Jeremy S., Forte, Kathleen, Weston. Seller: Meridan. Seller: Karen D. Francis Jennifer H. and Brian E. Bennhoff, and Richard C. Hay, Monroe. PropWeston. Property: 7 Hedgrow erty: 6 Blue Spruce Lane, Monroe. Common, Weston. Amount: $1.05 Amount: $530,000. Filed Sept. 19. million. Filed Sept. 12. Kaufmann, Edward J III and JenFranzese, Shannon A. Seller: Fed- nifer A. Labate, Seller: Deborah eral Loan Mortgage Corp., McLean, H. and Philip J. Barackman, PropVa. Property: 5 Madison Road, New erty: 42 Grand Place, Newtown. Fairfield. Amount: $39,900. Filed Amount:, $395,000. Filed Sept. 21. Sept. 14 Kelley, Susan L. and Stephen Freeman, Adam J. Seller: Linda L., Brookfield. Seller: Patricia A. M. and Simon B. Sobo, Newtown. Coughenour. Property: 70 Obtuse Property: 132 Castle Hill Road, Hill Road, Brookfield. Amount: Newtown. Amount: $915,000. Filed $575,000. Filed Sept. 4. Sept. 13. Kelson, Ilyssa and Jonathan, Ginsberg, Allison and Jason Weston. Seller: Katherine M. Clark, M., Brookfield. Seller: Dianne M. Weston. Property: 2 Glenwood and Richard A. Fenton, Brook- Road, Weston. Amount: $653,500. field. Property: 52 Flax Hill Road, Filed Sept. 24. Brookfield. Amount: $365,000. Filed Sept. 5. Kennelly, Elizabeth and John, New Canaan. Seller: Robert R. Geitz and Kathryn Devereaux, New Canaan. Property: 43 Saint Johns Place, New Canaan. Amount: $1.56 million. Filed Sept. 11.
Layda, Shannon and Jason P. Gilbert, Danbury, Seller: Roslyn Seiler, Brookfield. Property: 12 Prospect Court, Brookfield. Amount: $255,000. Filed Sept. 17. Lee Chin, Dion and Triwa, Westport. Seller: Heidi K. and Kenneth Brown, Weston. Property: 175 Godfrey Road, Weston. Amount: $612,500. Filed Sept. 14.
McNeer, Nicole Ali and James M., Brooklyn, N.Y. Robin and Eric Wagner, Weston. 206 Steep Hill Road, Weston. Amount: $875,000. Filed Sept. 24. Miller, Gregory D., Hong Kong. Seller: Trailing Rock L.L.C., Westport. Property: 6 Trailing Rock Lane, Westport. Amount: $2.49 million. Filed Sept. 17.
Lee, Debra W. and Robert P., Darien. Seller: 99 Bayberry L.L.C., Westport. Property: 99 Bayberry Lane, Westport. Amount: $4 million. Filed Sept. 17.
Miller, Shannon P., Weston. Mary A. Rauscher, Weston. Property: 24 Good Hill Road, Weston. Amount: $650,000. Filed Sept. 19.
Lindstrom, Jennifer A. and Marc N., Bethel. Seller: Gail F. and James J. Brown, Bethel. Property: Lot 44, Map 194, Bethel. Amount: $364,000. Filed Sept. 14.
Molnar, Renee M. and Mark P., Trumbull. Seller: Janet and David Bonheim, Trumbull. Property: 69 Ironwood Road, Trumbull. Amount: $726,500. Filed Sept. 4.
Neal Real Estate L.L.C., Danbury. Seller: Anna Franc, Bethel. Property: 192 Walnut Hill Road, Bethel. Amount: $500,000. Filed Sept. 12. Nelson, Betsy S. and David E., Darien. Seller: Paul M. Swirbul, Darien. Property: 21 Waverly Road, Darien. Amount: $1.68 million. Filed Sept. 18.
Rabacs, Colette M. and Scott E., Westport. Seller: Kathleen L. and Lawrence M. Schwartz, Westport. Property: 4 Cardinal Lane, Westport. Amount: $1.03 million. Filed Sept. 21.
Noe, Kathleen and Daniel, Frisco, Texas. Seller: Stacy and Paul Cathcart, Sandy Hook. Property: 5 Clap- Raymond, Karine M., Danbury. board Ridge, Newtown. Amount: Seller: Arlene T. and Kenneth R. Wales, Bethel. Property: 16 Green $620,000. Filed Sept. 17. Pasture Road, Bethel. Amount: $335,000. Filed Sept. 14. O’Connell, Rene and Kevin, Franklin Square, N.Y. Seller: Alice J. and Joseph P. Zeh, New Fairfield. RB Property Group L.L.C., MaProperty: 6 Fieldstone Drive, New maroneck, N.Y. Seller: Arnold H. Fairfield. Amount: $286,000. Filed Libner Properties L.L.C., Denver Co. Property: 7,9,11 South Ave., Sept. 18. New Canaan. Amount: $3.43 million. Filed Sept. 10. O’Donnell, Linda S. and Daniel E., Hyannis, Mass. Seller: Maples Inn Development Co. L.L.C., Nor- Reed, Natalie S. and Douglas C., walk. Property: Lot 1, Map 1917, Naperville, Ill. Seller: Sysab and New Canaan. Amount: $1.7 mil- Anthony B. Corleto, Newtown. Property: 6 Whitewood Road, lion. Filed Sept. 21. Newtown. Amount: $760,000. Filed Sept. 14. O’Grady, Kristyn P. and Kevin E., Norwalk. Seller: Kathy V. and Edward F. Kierce, Wilton. Property: 33 Regalado-Vidal, Pedro R., Seller: Deer Run Road, Wilton. Amount: Leni and Jeffrey M. Boni, Newtown. Property: 14 Orchard Hill Road, $625,000. Filed Sept. 14. Newtown. Amount: $306,000. Filed Sept. 21. Oken, Nancy and Jack, Westport. Seller: Elizabeth H. Graham, Greenwich. Property: 11 Harvest Reid, Debra and Ray S. Sharlow, Commons, Westport. Amount: Brookfield. Seller: Toll CT II Limited Partnership, Newtown. Prop$600,000. Filed Sept. 14. erty: 12 Wildwood Circle, Unit 112, Bethel. Amount: $435,000. Filed Pereira-Sanchez, Claudia and Sept. 17. Mauricio Sanchez, Bethel, Seller: Genevieve Corton, Bethel. Property: 36 Country Way, Beth- Rivas, Michael J. and Marianne el. Amount: $1.43 million. Filed V. Hodge, East Elmhurst, N.Y. Seller: Linda S. and Ronald E. MelSept. 7. lick, Newtown. Property: 28 Valley View Road, Newtown. Amount: Pierz, Kerri Anne and John $405,000. Filed Sept. 17. James, Brookfield. Seller: Monica R. and Robert C. Turner, Brookfield. Property: 3 Greg Glen Road, Rivero, Nancy and Juan, StamBrookfield. Amount: $545,000. ford. Seller: Harriet Plavoukos, New Canaan. Property: 19 Mead St., Filed Sept. 20. New Canaan. Amount: $2.42 million. Filed Sept. 13. Plavoukos, Harriet, New Canaan. Seller: Maples Inn Development Co. L.L.C., Norwalk. Property: Roberto, Matthew, Stamford. 179 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan. Seller: Margaret Patrick, Trumbull. Property: 18 Laurel St., Trumbull. Amount: $130,000. Filed Sept. 14. Amount: $280,000. Filed Sept. 4.
Muhherjee, Paromita and Kalyan, Cos Cob. Seller: Elaine M. and Joseph C. Havens, New Canaan. Property: 81 Beech Road, New Canaan. Amount: $2.34 million. Filed Polistena, Stephanie B. and Sept. 21. Douglas S., Danbury. Seller: Joyce and Richard Emmett, Brookfield. Lungarini, Clementina, Monroe. Property: 18 Shamrock Drive., Seller: Steiner Inc., Bethel. PropBrookfield. Amount: $430,000. erty: 16 Gay Bower Road, Monroe. Filed Aug. 31. Amount: $384,900. Filed Sept. 19. Lu, Qiwei and Baiyu Linghu, Stamford, Seller: Rhonda S. and David L. Paul, Weston. Property: 1 Brook Lane, Westport. Amount:, $838,000. Filed Sept. 11.
Presseau, Gregoire Y., Darien. Seller: Heather and Richard J. Velloff, Alpharetta, Ga. Property: 17 Lakeside Ave., Darien. Amount: $850,000. Filed Sept. 14.
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on the record Sallusto, Maria C. and Kenneth G. Brooklyn, N.Y. Seller: Barbara A. and James Marc Mancher, Indianapolis, Ind. Property: 11 Vining Road, Bethel. Amount: $398,000. Filed Sept. 20.
Sweeney, Nicole and Patrick, Darien. Seller: Gregoire Y. Presseau, Darien. Property: 320 West Ave., Darien. Amount: $710,000. Filed Sept. 11.
Telang-Lobo, Chitralekha and Samuolis, Jessica and Patrick Jo- Francis S. Lobo. Seller: Donna G. seph Murren, Easton. Seller: Judi- and Alfred G. Baratta. Property: ann and Francisco Echezabal. Prop- Lot 50, Map 6-109, Brookfield. erty: 11 Colonial Drive, Trumbull. Amount: $355,000. Filed Sept. 13. Amount: $432,000. Filed Sept. 5. Scherb, Kristen and Ryan, Brooklyn, N.Y. Seller: Karen A. and H. Denis Toner III, Weston. Property: 19 Lords Highway East, Weston. Amount: $651,000. Filed Sept. 17. Scherr, Evelyn and Martin Hutter, Darien. Seller: Barbara K. Close, Darien. Property: 25 Outlook Drive, Darien. Amount: 1.5 million. Filed Sept. 18. Silver Hill Hospital Inc., New Canaan. Seller: Alicia C. Underwood, Tarrytown, N.Y. Property: 225 Valley Road, New Canaan. Amount: $2.5 million. Filed Sept. 13. Sobo Linda M. and Simon B., Newtown. Seller: Sandra C. Munger, Newtown. Property: 36, Taunton Lake Drive, Newtown. Amount: $985,000. Filed Sept. 13.
Telhiard, Kendra. Seller: Federal National Mortgage Association, Washington, D.C. Property: 21 Codfish Hill Road, Bethel. Amount: $390,000. Filed Sept. 26. Thomas, Josephine A. and Leigh E., Trumbull. Seller: Patricia L. and Garrett J. Covino, Trumbull. Property: 288 Unity Road, Trumbull. Amount: $365,400. Filed Sept. 4. Toner, Karen A. and H. Denis, Weston. Seller: Ann M. and Ronald M. Clark, Weston. Property: 72 Catbrier Road, Weston. Amount: $885,000. Filed Sept. 14. Urban, Adrienne L., Bethel. Seller: Mary S. and Anthony F. Manion Jr., Bethel. Property: 76 Milwaukee Ave., Bethel. Amount: $242,000. Filed Sept. 11.
Sobrino, Christopher and Anka Badurina, Toronto, Canada, Seller: Gina S. Orban, Westport. Property: 11 W. Parish Road, Westport. Amount: $760,000. Filed Sept. 21.
Valenti, William H., Danbury. Seller: Michele Eberherdt-Ohrt and Darryl L. Ohrt, Brookfield. Property: 164 Longmeadow Hill Road, Brookfield. Amount: $385,000. Filed Sept. 4.
Strolin, Gabriella and William, Bethel. Seller: Elba Enrici, Bethel. Property: 10 Old Hawleyville Road, Bethel. Amount: $150,000. Filed Sept. 12.
Valteris, Heather and John, Westport. Seller: Yvette Marks, Weston. Property: 178 Davis Hill Road, Weston. $730,000. Filed Sept. 14.
Sudano, Brian and Victoira J. Rossi, Wilton. Seller: Christina D. and Thomas P. McDonagh, Norwalk. Property: 11 Woodway Lane, Wilton. Amount: $1.4 millon. Filed Sept. 11.
Washeim, Andreas H., Redding. Seller: U.S. Bank N.A., Cincinnati, Ohio. Property: 56 Whittlesey Drive, Unit 1, Bethel. Amount: $125,000. Filed Sept. 14.
Wasiczko, John, Seller: U.S. Bank N.A., Cincinnati, Ohio. Property: Sweeney, Ledice and Phillip 15 Vail Road, Bethel. Amount: James, Harwich, Mass. Seller: Julie $145,000. Filed Sept. 19. Anne R. Valeo, Wilton. Property: 18 Chessor Lane, Wilton. Amount: $540,000. Filed Sept. 11.
Williams, Allison M., Tucker, Ga. Seller: Rita and Kenneth Shann, Concord, N.H. Property: 2 Appleby Farm Road, Brookfield. Amount: $635,000. Filed Sept. 4.
Stogoski, Linda A. Creditor: town of Trumbull. Property: 30 Rutlee Drive, Trumbull. Mortgage default. Filed Sept. 17.
Cubbage, Gina, Brookfield. $1,320.48 in favor of Danbury Hospital, Danbury, by Stephen A. Wiener, East Hartford. Property: 50 Flaxhill Road, Brookfield. Filed Sept. 19.
Urban, Kenneth M., et al. Creditor: Household Realty Corp., Dayton, Ohio. Property: 21 Dogwood Debruyn, Ronald C., Bethel. Road, Monroe. Mortgage default. $1,247.93 in favor of Danbury HosFiled Sept. 17. pital, Danbury, by Robert L. Peat, Danbury. Property: 2 Honey Hollow Road, Bethel. Filed Sept. 19. Valloni, Frank J. III, et al. CrediWoohawk L.L.C., Redding. Seller: tor: Citibank N.A., Sioux Falls, S.D. Dorothy M. Brown, Bethel. Proper- Property: 5 Nashville Road, Bethel. Delfino, Maureen C., Trumbull. ty: 72 Wooster St., Bethel. Amount:, Mortgage default. Filed Sept. 19. $9,260.17 in favor of RAB Perfor$173,000. Filed Sept. 14. mance Recoveries L.L.C., Paramus, N.J., by Stephen A. Wiener, East Hartford. Property: 33 Suzanne Zara, Nancy W., New Canaan. Circle, Trumbull. Filed Sept. 4. Seller: Frances Frost Overlock, RedJudgments ding. Property: 33 Bank St., New Canaan. Amount: $460,000. Filed Alimoski, Fejzulla, New Fairfield. Fernandez, Nancy, Bethel. Sept. 11. $1,878.48 in favor of Capital One $387 in favor of Danbury EMS, Danbury, by Robert L. Peat, Dan- N.A., Richmond, Va., by Russell L. London, Newington. Property: 18 Zimmerman, Brian J., Brookfield. bury. Property: 39 Shortwoods Jacobs Lane, Bethel. Filed Sept. 19. Road, New Fairfield. Filed Sept. 24. Seller: Illana E. Johnston, Brookfield. Property: 37 Sunset Hill Road, Brookfield. Amount: $250,000. Borer, Kenneth F. III, et al., Flaig, Lillian, Brookfield. $510.40 Filed Sept. 17. Brookfield. $350 in favor of Dan- in favor of Danbury Office of Phybury Hospital, Danbury, by Robert sician Services P.C., Danbury, by Robert L. Peat, Danbury. Property: Ziotas, Kirsten D. and Angelo L. Peat, Danbury. Property: 327 3 Rabbit Lane, Brookfield. Filed Candlewood Lake Road, BrookA., New Canaan. Seller:, Charles Sept. 17. Schwartz III, New Canaan. Prop- field. Filed Sept. 17. erty: 474 Ponus Ridge Road, New Canaan. Amount: $3.2 million. Camacho, Magda, Trumbull. Gallagher, John, Brookfield. Filed Sept. 21. $4,124.64 in favor of Capital One $995.87 in favor of Leahyâ€™s Fuels N.A., Richmond, Va., by Russell Inc., Danbury, by Eva M. DeFranco, Danbury. Property: 20 Richards Zolotov, Jan, Bridgeport. Seller: L. London, Newington. Property: Road, Brookfield. Filed Sept. 17. Deutsche National Bank, Los An- 1840 Old Town Road, Trumbull. geles, Calif. Property: 102 Milwau- Filed Sept. 19. kee Ave., Bethel. Amount: $129,675. Gill, Rebecca, Bethel. $602.91 in Filed Sept. 24. Camarota, Kathleen, Brookfield. favor of Danbury Hospital, Dan$1,138.38 in favor of Danbury Of- bury, by Robert L. Peat, Danbury. fice of Physician Services P.C., Dan- Property: 32 Apollo Road, Bethel. by Robert L. Peat, Danbury. Filed Sept. 27. Foreclosures bury, Property: 36 Ironworks Hill Road, Brookfield. Filed Sept. 17. Gladstone, Ross E., Weston, Cavanagh, William, et al., Credi$7,343.31, in favor of Target Nator: GMAC Mortgage L.L.C., Fort tional Bank, Minneapolis, Minn., Conine, Luann S., Trumbull. Washington, Pa. Property: Lot 9, by Stephen A. Wiener, East Hart$313.73 in favor of Connecticut Map 7-109 and 581, Brookfield. Pest Elimination Inc., West Ha- ford. Property: 34 Tubbs Spring Mortgage default. Filed Sept. 18. ven, by James A. Lenes, Bridgeport. Drive, Weston. Filed Sept. 17. Property: 63 Lobsterback Road, McCloughlin, Jessica P. and Cory Trumbull. Filed Sept. 11. Guerin, Elizabeth, Bethel. M. Creditor: U.S. Bank N.A., Salt $1,598.73 in favor of New Milford Lake City, Utah. Property: 5 NashHospital, New Milford, by Karen ville Road Extension, Bethel. Mort- Cote, Michael D., Bethel. $4,410.23 E. Lahey, Waterbury. Property: 8 in favor of Discover Bank, New Algage default. Filed Sept. 17. bany, Ohio, by Heather Q. Wallace, Chipmunk Terrace, Bethel. Filed Danbury. Property: 6 Saxon Road, Sept. 14. Purvis, Daniel T., et al. Creditor: Bethel. Filed Sept. 13. Compass Bank, Bellmore, N.Y. Property: 181 Deer Run Road, Wilton. Mortgage default. Filed Sept. 12. Wislocki, Robert, Sandy Hook. Seller: Virginia and Richard W. Christiana, Oxford. Property: 91 Lakeview Terrace, Newtown. Amount: $135,000. Filed Sept. 13.
Istvan, Susanne, New Fairfield. $204.00 in favor of Western Connecticut Medical Group, Danbury, by Robert L. Peat, Danbury. Property: 1 Pine Hill Road, New Fairfield. Filed Sept. 24. Jamshidian, Carmella, Trumbull. $262,398 in favor of Kevin J. Gumpper Construction, Fairfield, by Dirk D. Bender, Fairfield. Property: 4338 Madison Ave., Trumbull. Filed Sept. 21. Kelly, John, Bethel. $400.57 in favor of Danbury Hospital, Danbury, by Robert L. Peat, Danbury. Property: 74 Walnut Hill Road, Bethel. Filed Sept. 19. Kyriacou, Adam H, et al., New Fairfield. $4,314.64 in favor of Danbury Hospital, Danbury, by V. Michael Simko Jr. L.L.C., Shelton. Property: 23 Bigelow Road, New Fairfield. Filed Sept. 20. Lawrence, Howard, Bethel. $6,454.25 in favor of Portfolio Recovery Associates L.L.C., Norfolk, Va., by Joseph M. Tobin, New Haven. Property: 77 Payne Road, Bethel. Filed Sept. 18. Layton, Thomas N., Weston. $16,851.65 in favor of Citibank N.A., Sioux Falls, S.D., by Stephen A. Wiener, East Hartford. Property: 74 River Road, Weston, Filed Sept. 17. Lucsky, Michael, New Fairfield. $43,587.21 in favor of Cavalry SPV I. L.L.C., Valhalla, N.Y., by Joseph M. Tobin, New Haven. Property: 13 Brush Drive, New Fairfield. Filed Sept. 17. Mastri, Albert, Trumbull. $2,441.48 in favor of Capital One N.A., Richmond, Va., by Russell L. London, Newington. Property: 68 Bonnie View Drive, Trumbull. Filed Sept. 19. McGuiness, Nancy, Brookfield. $3,466.59 in favor of Midland Funding L.L.C., San Diego, Calif., by Stephen A. Wiener, East Hartford. Property: 33 Beverly Drive, Brookfield. Filed Sept. 21.
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on the record Milton, Michele, Brookfield. $3,769.65 in favor of Capital One N.A., Richmond, Va., by Stephen A. Wiener, East Hartford. Property: 21 N. Beech Tree Road, Brookfield. Filed Sept. 18. Murray, Thea, New Fairfield. $452 in favor of Danbury Hospital, Danbury, by Robert L. Peat, Danbury. Property: 56 Hudson Drive, New Fairfield. Filed Sept. 19. Nilsen, Ellen, Easton. $992 in favor of Danbury Hospital, Danbury, by Robert L. Peat, Danbury. Property: 66 Sturbridge Road, Easton. Filed Sept. 17. O’Neil, Anthony J., Wilton. $2,942.25 in favor of Capital One N.A., Richmond, Va., by Russell L. London, Newington. Property: 38 Old Nursery Drive, Wilton. Filed Sept. 20. Ozimkoski, Lisa A., Bethel. $219.96 in favor of Target National Bank, Minneapolis, Minn., by Robert L. Peat, Danbury. Property: 12 Benedict Road, Bethel. Filed Sept. 27.
Snook, David, Bethel. $8,627.75 in favor of Midland Funding L.L.C., San Diego, Calif., by Stephen A. Wiener, East Hartford. Property: 3 Grove Place, Bethel. Filed Sept. 21.
Schaub, Diane, 119 Cross Ridge Hayes, Sallyann F. and Derek Road, New Canaan. $87,626.22, B., 48 Linden Ave., Trumbull. tax debt on income earned. Filed Varrone, Diane B., Trumbull. $30,519.04, tax debt on income Sept. 18. $3,168.56 in favor of Capital One earned. Filed Sept. 24. N.A., Richmond, Va., by Russell Schaub, Sherwood A. Jr., 119 L. London, Newington. Property: 1203 Woodland Hills Drive, Heffers, Marilyn C. and Ronald Cross Ridge Road, New Canaan. L., 80 Patrick Road, Westport. $45,938.23, tax debt on income Trumbull. Filed Sept. 19. $3,215.30, tax debt on income earned. Filed Sept. 18. earned. Filed Sept. 17. Venuti, Annmarie P., New FairWhaley, John Jr., 9 Arlyn Ridge field. $499 in favor of Danbury Office of Physician Services P.C., Heineken, Joel, 26 Palestine Road, Newtown. $5,850.18, tax Danbury, by Stephen A. Wiener, Road, Newtown. $19,994.64, tax debt on income earned. Filed East Hartford. Property: 19 Pond debt on income earned. Filed Sept. 10. Field Road, New Fairfield. Filed Sept. 26. Sept. 13. Henriques Bakery L.L.C., Ynoa, Jorge A., Bethel. $8,634.87 2 Daniels Farm Road, Trumin favor of Discover Bank, New bull. $30,191.87, payroll taxes Albany, Ohio, by Heather Q. Wal- and/1065. Filed Sept. 4. lace, Danbury. Property: 63 JuniBishop, Lisa and Jeffrey N., 11 per Road, Bethel. Filed Sept. 13. Kurkcu, Johanna M. and Ah- Birch Drive, Easton $82,950.31, met T., 2 Galilee Way, Newtown. tax debt on income earned. Filed $35,467.51, tax debt on income Sept. 24. earned. Filed Sept. 10.
Federal Tax Liens – Released
Federal Tax Liens – Filed
Palmer, Nancy, Bethel. $2,482.35 in favor of Danbury Hospital, Danbury, by Robert L. Peat, Danbury. Property: 45 Bethpage Bargas, Rose and Chris, 19 Old Dairy Road, Trumbull. Drive, Bethel. Filed Sept. 19. $49,123.73, tax debt on income earned. Filed Sept. 24. Prosio, Robert, et al., Bethel. $20,527.94 in favor of Cuda & Associates L.L.C., New Haven, Brunetti, Joanne J. and Wilby Carolyn Futtner, Southington. liam, 77 Butterfiled Road, NewProperty: 3 Marywood Road, town. $39,467.13, tax debt on income earned. Filed Sept. 10. Bethel. Filed Sept. 10. Salas, Ana, Brookfield. $13,569.04 in favor of Danbury Hospital, Danbury, by Robert L. Peat, Danbury. Property: 47 High Ridge Road, Brookfield. Filed Aug. 31.
Grad, Randy, 1 Sugar Maple Puente, Wilson, 50 Old Mill Lane, New Fairfield. $409.91, tax Road, Weston. $7,678.20, tax debt debt on income earned. Filed on income earned. Filed Sept. 24. Sept. 24.
Lagaipa, Sharon L. and Paul J., 95 Far Horizon Drive, Easton. $6,696.52, tax debt on income earned. Filed Sept. 24.
Chudowsky, Walter L. and Elena M. Perez-Chudowsky, 5 Turkey Hill Circle, Westport. $119,072.76, tax debt on income earned. Filed Sept. 11.
Langer, Larry, 163 Bayberry Lane, Westport $84,670.31, tax debt on income earned. Filed Sept. 11.
Korotash, Lynda H. and Mark W., 18 Sheppard Hill Road, Newtown. $26,723.04, tax debt on income earned. Filed Sept. 10.
McClintock, Carole and Corey, LTW Builders Inc., 46 Ludlowe 94 Godfrey Road West, Weston. Road, New Canaan. $54,454.41, $42,934.94, tax debt on income payroll taxes. Filed Sept. 13. earned. Filed Sept. 24.
Cocchia Mary R. and Peter A., 18 November Trail, Weston. Murillo, Fernando, 42 Blueberry $14,940.80, tax debt on income Hill Road, Weston $55,860.17, tax debt on income earned. Filed earned. Filed Sept. 17. Sept. 24.
Ehrsam, Frederick F. Jr., 8 Daniels Farm Road, Trumbull. Parkhurst, Marykelly, 120 West Ave., Darien. $7,627.79, tax debt Santos, Steven A., Trumbull. $2,928.60, payroll taxes. Filed on income earned. Filed Sept. 17. Sept. 4. $2,574.07 in favor of Capital One N.A., Richmond, Va., by Stephen A. Wiener, East Hartford. ProperParkhurst, Marykelly and Mity: 233 White Plains Road, Trum- Forbes, Walter A., 687 Smith chael J., 120 West Ave., Darien. Ridge Road, New Canaan. $3.56 bull. Filed Sept. 6. million, tax debt on income $3,174.10, tax debt on income earned. Filed Sept. 17. earned. Filed Sept. 18. Smith, Patricia E., New Canaan. $7,944.70 in favor of RAB Pirron, Daniel J., 2122 Avalon Performance Recoveries L.L.C., Fromageot, Madeline M., Gates, Trumbull. $151,391.84, 76 Golden Hill St., Trumbull. Paramus, N.J., by Stephen A. tax debt on income earned. Filed Wiener, East Hartford. Property: $10,232.59, tax debt on income Sept. 4. earned. Filed Sept. 4. 16 Whitney Ave., New Canaan. Filed Sept. 18.
Mechanic’s Liens - Filed Bazata, Christine and Robert, New Canaan. Filed by Cebo Material Movers Inc., Stamford, by Peter J. Cebo, president. Property: 1937 Ponus Ridge Road, New Canaan. Amount: $44,222.95. Filed Sept. 14. Bubrosky, Suzanne Elizabeth, New Canaan. Filed by Sarje Inc., Fairfield, by Sherman Goosman. Property: 68 Saint John’s Place, New Canaan. Amount: $1,176.44. Filed Sept. 13.
Girolamo, Thomas, New Canaan. Filed by California Closet Co., Shelton, by Stephen M. Brennan. Property: 38 Evergreen Road, New Canaan. Amount: $1,017. Filed Sept. 17.
Buzzeo, Robert, et al., Bethel. Filed by Loren M. Bisberg, Farmington, for The Bank of New York Mellon, New York City. Property: 55 Putnam Park Road, Bethel. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $290,000, dated February 2006. Filed Sept. 26.
Koutsouros, Dimitrios J., Westport. Filed by Tony Garcia Construction L.L.C., Danbury, by Tony Garcia. Property: 2 Silent Grove, Cahill, Dennis, et al., Bethel. Filed Westport. Amount: $30,920. Filed by Robert J. Piscitelli, Avon for U.S Sept. 21. Bank N.A., Salt Lake City, Utah. Property: 20-22 Putnam Park Road, Bethel. Action: to foreclose Palmero, Kenneth, Trumbull. a delinquent mortgage in the origiFiled by Denise Barnett, Member. nal principal amount of $344,800. Property: 36 Tudor Lane, Trumbull. Filed Sept. 18. Amount: $3,264.82. Filed Sept. 7.
Castelan, Carolyn, et al., Trumbull. Filed by Adrienne Roach, Hartford, for Wells Fargo Bank N.A., Bloomington, Minn. Property: 3 Caroline St., Trumbull. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage Leclerc, Tara and Real, Darien. in the original principal amount of Filed by James DePasquale. Proper- $293,600, dated September 2005. ty: 16 Cross Road, Darien. Amount: Filed Sept. 4. $19,200. Filed Sept. 12.
Mechanic’s Liens – Released
Claypool, Jeffrey D. et al., Bethel. Filed by Loren M. Bisberg, Farmington, for Bank of America N.A., Lis Pendens Charlotte, N.C. Property: 88 Hoyt Road, Bethel. Action: to foreclose a ABM Brothers L.L.C., et al., delinquent mortgage in the original Trumbull. Filed by Michael C. principal amount of $482,600, datJankovsky, Fairfield, for Jason ed April 2009. Filed Sept. 27. Pereira, Milford. Property: Lot 2 Map 3240, Trumbull. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage Cole, Richard J., et al., Newtown. in the original principal amount Filed by Douglas Sauvé, Hartford, of $75,000, dated May 2009. Filed for Wells Fargo Bank N.A., Bloomington, Minn. Property: Main St., Sept. 21. Newtown. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the origiArtese, Joanne, Trumbull. Filed by nal principal amount of $480,000, Michael C. Jankovsky, Fairfield, for dated January 2006. Filed Sept. 11. Judith and Michael Hesken, Easton; and Suzanne Hagen, Hewlett, N.Y. Property: 12 Whaley Road, Defelice, Vincent, et al., TrumTrumbull. Action: to foreclose a bull. Filed by Kevin Casini, Hartdelinquent mortgage in the origi- ford, for Wells Fargo Bank N.A., nal principal amount of $140,000. Bloomington, Minn. Property: 46 Washington St., Trumbull. Action: Filed Sept. 20. to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount Babcock, et al., Weston. Filed by of $375,000, dated June 2007. Filed Hunt, Leibert, Jacobson P.C., Hart- Sept. 11. ford, for U.S. Bank N.A., trustee, Salt Lake City Utah. Property: 74 Eleven O’Clock Road, Easton. DeFelice, Vincent, et al., TrumAction: to foreclose a delinquent bull. Filed by Kevin Casini, Hartmortgage in the original principal ford, for Wells Fargo Bank N.A., amount of $1 million, dated De- Bloomington, Minn. Property: 46 Washington St., Trumbull. Action: cember 2004. Filed Sept. 13. to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $375,000, dated June 2007. Filed Sept. 11.
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on the record Donohue, Patricia, et al., Bethel. Filed by Loren M. Bisberg, Farmington, for JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., Columbus, Ohio. Property: 12 Vail Road, Bethel. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $151,200, dated September 2003. Filed Sept. 21. Drain, Douglas E., et al., Trumbull. Filed by Robert F. Frankel, Stratford, for People’s United Bank, Bridgeport. Property: 8 Garland Circle, Trumbull. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $170,000, dated September 2003. Filed Sept. 21. Drain, Douglas E., et al., Trumbull. Filed by Robert F. Frankel, Stratford, for People’s United Bank, Bridgeport. Property: 8 Garland Circle, Trumbull. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $170,000, dated September 2003. Filed Sept. 21.
Forman, Lisa Bologna, et al., Trumbull. Filed by Kevin Casini, Hartford, for JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., Columbus Ohio. Property: 6 Cobblers Hill Road, Trumbull. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $332,949, dated November 2010. Filed Sept. 14. Grecco, Ivonne and Dean A., Bethel. Filed by Jeffrey M. Knickerboxer, Hartford, for First Alliance Lending L.L.C., East Hartford. Property: 44 Putnam Park Road, Bethel. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $257,040, dated September 2010. Filed Sept. 14.
Laske, Arthur Carl III, Trumbull. Filed by Paul A. DeGenaro, Stamford, for People’s United Bank, Bridgeport. Property: 5206 Madison Ave., Trumbull. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $290,000, dated June 2011. Filed Sept. 10. Laske, Arthur Carl III, Trumbull. Filed by Paul A. DeGenaro, Stamford, for People’s United Bank, Bridgeport. Property: 5206 Madison Ave., Trumbull. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $290,000, dated June 2011. Filed Sept. 10.
Leiva, Olga I., et al., Trumbull. Filed by Amanda Tiernan, West Green, Dane C., New Fairfield. Warwick, R.I., for U.S Bank N.A., Filed by Douglas Sauvé, Hartford, Salt Lake City, Utah. Property: for Deutsche Bank National Trust, 25 Stephanie Circle, Trumbull. Los Angeles, Calif. Property: 24 Action: to foreclose a delinquent Hudson Drive, New Fairfield. Ac- mortgage in the original principal tion: to claim a foreclosure dated amount of $417,000, dated NoAugust 2003. Filed Sept. 24. vember 2005. Filed Sept. 18.
Mead, Stephanie and Jason Anderson, Bethel. Filed by Hunt, Leibert, Jacobson P.C., Hartford, for Bank of America N.A., Charlotte, N.C. Property: 29 Greenwood Ave., Bethel. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $265,930, dated May 2008. Filed Sept. 7. Mosgrove, Lisa G., Newtown. Filed by Erika L. Mascaro, Farmington, for Bank of America N.A., Charlotte, N.C. Property: 12 Far View Drive, Newtown. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $250,486, dated August 2010. Filed Sept. 13. Newtown Main L.L.C., Newtown. Filed by Timothy M. Herring, Danbury, for J. Iapaluccio Inc., Brookfield. Property: 47 and 49 S. Main St., Newtown. Action: to foreclose a certain mechanic’s lien in favor of the plaintiff. Filed Sept. 11.
Scudder, Sylvia F., Darien. Filed by Douglas Sauvé, Hartford, for Wells Fargo Bank N.A., Bloomington, Minn. Property: 9 Woods End Road, Darien. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $495,000, dated November 2007. Filed Sept. 10.
Silver Hill Hospital Inc., New Canaan, by Suzanne E. Baldasare, Southport. Lender: The Bank of New Canaan, New Canaan. Property: 208 Valley Road, New Canaan. Amount: $2 million. Filed Sept. 13.
Valencia, Mainor, et al., Trumbull. Filed by Marylou Scofield, Farmington, for Wells Fargo Bank N.A., Bloomington, Minn. Property: 427 Church Hill Road, Trumbull. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $343,660, dated May 2010. Filed Sept. 5.
Clarks Restoration & Artistry, 167 North Ave., Westport 06880, c/o John E. Clark. Filed Sept. 19.
Spruce Ridge Craftsmen Inc., Danbury. Lender: Savings Bank Shaffer, Richard A., Trumbull. Danbury, Danbury. Property: 129 Filed by, N. Warren Hess, Nau- Route 39, New Fairfield. Amount: gatuck, for Naugatuck Valley S & $260,000. Filed Sept. 13. L SB, et al., Naugatuck. Property: 166 Pinewood Trail, Trumbull. Action: to foreclose a delinquent New Businesses mortgage in the original principal amount of $350,000, dated DeBijoux Re-Do, 11 Equestrian Trail cember 2003. Filed Sept. 11. West, Weston 06883, c/o Melissa Bradshaw-Mack. Filed Sept. 20. Vail, Christina, et al., Bethel. Filed by Erik Loftus, Hartford, for Flagstar Bank F.S.B., Troy Mich. Bob’s Grilled Dogs, 5065 Main St., Property: 43 Drummers Lane, Trumbull 06611, c/o Daonn Inc. Unit 8, Bethel. Action: to fore- Filed Sept. 11. close a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of Bridgeport Community Tennis $172,000, dated April 2004. Filed Inc., P.O. Box 436, Monroe 06468, Sept. 25. c/o Marcy Rubenstein. Filed Sept. 11.
Halloran, Paula L., et al., New Canaan. Filed by Jason E. Brooks, Stamford, for Sovereign Bank N.A., Reading, Pa. Property: 24 St. John Place, Unit 8, New Canaan. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $332,000, dated June 2005. Filed Sept. 21.
Leiva, Olga I., et al., Trumbull. Filed by Amanda Tiernan, West Warwick, R.I., for U.S Bank N.A., Salt Lake City, Utah. Property: 25 Stephanie Circle, Trumbull. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $417,000 dated November 2005. Filed Sept. 18.
Extreme R&C L.L.C., et al., Brookfield. Filed by Matthew C. Mason, and Edward M. Schenkel, Wilton, for Ridgefield Bank Mortgage Corp., Ridgefield. Property: 419 Federal Road, Brookfield. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $575,000, dated December 2008. Filed Sept. 17.
Katz, Donna, et al., Weston. Filed by Hunt, Leibert, Jacobson P.C., Hartford, for M&T Bank, New York City. Property: 90 Blue Spruce Circle, Weston. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $650,000, dated October 2007. Filed Sept. 24.
Mamudi, Fitor, et al., Brookfield. Filed by Bridgewater Partners L.L.C., Danbury. Property: 148 N. Lake Shore Drive, 3 Clover Court and 533 Federal Road, Brookfield. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $400,000, dated February 2006. Filed Sept. 4.
Pozner, Veronique, et al., Newtown. Filed by Erika L. Mascaro, Farmington, for U.S Bank N.A., Salt Lake City, Utah. Property: 3 Kale Davis Road, Newtown. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $262,000, dated June 2005. Filed Sept. 13.
Marino Roulx, Marie, Bethel. Filed by Erik Loftus, Hartford, for Bank of America N.A., Charlotte, N.C. Property: 10 Payne Road, Bethel. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $260,000, dated June 2006. Filed Sept. 21.
Vittorio, Apollinio, et al., TrumSandy Hook Automotive & Ma- bull. Filed by Douglas Sauvé, rine Corp. Filed by David Dobin, Hartford, for Deutsche Bank NaBridgeport, for the town of New- tional Trust, Los Angeles, Calif. town. Property: Glen Road, New- Property: 48 Twitchgrass Road, town. Action: to foreclose past Trumbull. Action: to foreclose a due tax liens $175,989.73. Filed delinquent mortgage in the origiSept. 12. nal principal amount of $186,000, dated February 2004. Files Sept. 6.
Forman, Lisa Bologna, et al., Trumbull. Filed by Kevin Casini, Hartford, for JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., Columbus, Ohio. Property: 6 Cobblers Hill Road, Trumbull. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $332,949, dated November 2010. Filed Sept. 14.
Keogh, Frances P., et al., Bethel. Filed by Alena C. Gfeller and Andrew P. Barsom, Hartford, for Connecticut Community Bank N.A., Westport. Property: Wilderness West Road, Bethel. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $300,000, dated November 2006. Filed Sept. 25.
Baywater 1066 L.L.C, et al., Darien. Lender: Webster Bank, Waterbury. Property: 1660 Boston Post Road, Darien. Amount: $9.9 million. Filed Sept. 12.
Shaffer, Richard A., Trumbull. Filed by N. Warren Hess, Naugatuck, for Naugatuck Valley S & L SB, et al., Naugatuck. Property: 166 Pinewood Trail, Trumbull. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $350,000, dated December 2003. Filed Sept. 11.
Durcan, Lea Ann, et al., Bethel. Filed by Mark W. Korotash, Danbury, for Union Savings Bank, Danbury. Property: 61 Lawrence Ave., Unit 2405, Bethel. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $200,000, dated July 2008. Filed Sept. 26.
Oberman, Lana, et al., Newtown. Filed by Amy L. Harrison, Farmington, for Wells Fargo Bank N.A., Bloomington, Minn. Property: 87 Church Hill Road, Newtown. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount, which was not disclosed, dated September 2009. Filed Sept. 13.
Deen Distributor, 3314 Avalon Gates, Trumbull 06611, c/o Abhulhaq I. Bangi. Filed Sept. 20. Delicious Pathways, 2 Wardell Drive, New Canaan 06840, c/o Debera D. Prosek. Filed Sept. 17. Diamond Edge Player Development, 5A Production Drive, Brookfield 06804, c/o Joseph N. Loglisci. Filed Sept. 18. Dress-A-Me-Street, 24 Wilton Hunt Road, Wilton 06897, c/o Marilyn Tulgan. Filed Sept. 12.
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on the record DYHA Bantam A 2012, 24 Tu- Lynne Byrne Photography, 26 Shakespeare Video Games, lip Tree Lane, Darien 06820, c/o Driftwood Lane, Darien 06820, 9211 Avalon Gates, Trumbull Charles P. Graves. Filed Sept. 13. c/o Lynne Byrne. Filed Sept. 18. 06611, c/o Chris Shakespeare, Filed Sept. 21.
Tiremarket , 37 Fresh Meadow Road, Trumbull 06611, c/o Chrtistiane C. Kapetaneas. Filed Sept. 12.
Cable-management system. Patent no. 8,273,988 issued to Steven J. Sculler, Morganville, N.J.; Steven R. Remy, New York City; and Norman L. Barrigas, Danbury. Essence of Life, 246 Federal Macaroni Kid Westport to Assigned to Bell’O International Drive, Suite D-14, Brookfield Greenwich, 39 Gorham Ave., Shiller Math, 258 Thunder Lake Titus Rockefuller L.L.C., 181 Corp., Morganville, N.H. 06804, c/o Kimberly M. Joyner. Westport 06880, c/o Catherine Road, Wilton 06897, c/o Larry Post Road, Westport 06880, c/o TR Capital Group L.L.C. Filed Filed Sept. 17. Siroka. Filed Sept. 20. Shiller. Filed Sept. 12. Sept. 17. Capacity planning incorporating job size distribution. Patent Eye Level Learning, 67 Federal Martino Contractors Inc., 158B Solutions for Living, 606 Post no. 8,274,688 issued to SudhenRoad, Brookfield 06804, c/o An- Shortwoods Road, New Fairfield Road East, Westport 06880, Trademasters CT, 10 Nutmeg du Rai, Fairport, N.Y.; and John astasia Damala. Filed Sept. 14. 06812, c/o Joseph J. Martino. c/o Juanita R. Hamilton. Filed Lane, New Canaan 06854, c/o, C. Handley, Fairport, N.Y. AsDouglas C. Pippitt. Filed Sept. 18. signed to Xerox Corp., Norwalk. Filed Sept. 17. Sept. 10. Greenstarfish, 301 Post Road East, Apt. 19, Westport 06880, NBS Industries, 15 Grove St., Sound Computer Services, 11 Trumbull Smiles Family Dental Kiosk-based automatic update c/o Greenstarfish L.L.C. Filed New Canaan 06840, c/o North- River Oaks Lane, Westport 06880, L.L.C., 160 Hawley Lane, Suite 103, of online social networking Trumbull 06611, c/o Scott D. Co- sites. Patent no. 8,275,767 issued Sept. 10. east Builders Supply and Home c/o Michael Altis. Filed Sept. 14. hen. Filed Sept. 18. Centers L.L.C. Filed Sept. 17. to Michael D. Shepherd, Ontario, N.Y.; Jennifer C. Perotti, PittsGunite Pools Inc., 61 Vale Road, Studio MTR, 28 Beechwood Hill Brookfield 06804, c/o Lyle A. Potsdam Partners Consulting, Road, New Canaan 06840, c/o Weed and Duryea Building Sup- ford, N.Y.; and Dale Ellen Gaucas, Murphy. Filed Sept. 13. 121 Leeuwarden Road, Darien Mark T. Richardson. Filed Sept. 5. ply and Home Center, 15 Grove Penfield, N.Y. Assigned to Xerox St., New Canaan 06840, c/o North- Corp., Norwalk. 06820, c/o Rolf Peter Mikolayceast Builders Supply and Home zyk. Filed Sept. 19. Jane’s International Travel, 16 Surviving Solutions, 606 Post Centers L.L.C. Filed Sept. 17. Laser beam modulation for Farrell Road, Weston 06883, c/o Road East, Westport 06880, c/o printers using metamateriJane O. La Corte. Filed Sept. 14. Poultrend Inc., 39 Christian Juanita R. and Bernard E. Hamilals. Patent no. 8,274,728 issued Lane, Brookfield 06804, c/o Ste- ton Jr. Filed Sept. 10. to Aillil I. Halsema, Los Angeles, fan Poulin. Filed Sept. 13. Calif. Assigned to Xerox Corp., Joanie Landau Designs, 15 SturNorwalk. ges Commons, Westport 06880, The Green Marketing Co., Patents c/o Joan L. Landau. Filed Sept. 14. Prochilo Custom Tailors, 102 5 Chickadee Lane, Brookfield Main St., New Canaan 06840, c/o 06804, c/o Stephen Schappert. Method and apparatus for Salvatore Prochilo, Filed Sept. 13. Filed Sept. 6. Antimony and germanium printing. Patent no. 8,275,272 isJuniper Studio, 38 Turtleback complexes useful for CVD/ sued to Aaron Stuckey, Fairport, Road South, New Canaan 06840. ALD of metal thin films. Pat- N.Y.; and Karl Kurz, Rochester, c/o Martha Mackay. Filed Sept. 18. ent no. 8,268,665 issued to N.Y. Assigned to Xerox Corp., William Hunks, Waterbury; Norwalk. Tianniu Chen, Rocky Hill; Chongying Xu, New Milford; Jeffrey F. Roeder, Brookfield; Thomas Non-volatile memory based H. Baum, New Fairfield; Mat- reliability and availability thias Stender, Fox Point, Wiss.; mechanisms for a computing Philip S. H. Chen, Bethel; Grego- device. Patent no. 8,276,018 isry T. Stauf, Branchburg, N.J.; and sued to Eren Kursun,Ossining, Bryan C. Hendrix, Danbury. As- N.Y.; Philip G. Emma, Danbury; signed to Advanced Technology and Stephen M. Gates, Ossining, N.Y. Assigned to International Materials Inc., Danbury. Business Machines Corp., Armonk, N.Y. Apparatus and method for evaluating printing apparatus cleaner performance. Patent no. Photoreceptor interfacial layer. 8,275,273 issued to Bruce Thayer, Patent no. 8,273,512 issued to Spencerport, N.Y.; Aaron Burry, Yuhua Tong, Webster, N.Y.; EdOntario, N.Y.; and Michael D. ward F. Grabowski, Webster, N.Y.; Thompson, Rochester, N.Y. As- and Jin Wu, Webster, N.Y. Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk. signed to Xerox Corp., Norwalk.
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Separation method and apparatus. Patent no. 8,273,152 issued to Joseph Schwartz, Williamsville; Raymond Drnevich, Clarence Center; Jerome Jankowiak, Williamsville; and Dante Patrick Bonaquist, Grand Island, N.Y. Assigned to Praxair Technology Inc., Danbury. Systems and methods for determining a lottery winner based on a plurality of lottery tickets. Patent no. 8,272,936 issued to Jay S. Walker, Ridgefield; Jeffrey Y. Hayashida, San Francisco, Calif.; Russell P. Sammon, San Francisco, Calif.; Zachary T. Smith, Norwalk; Gregory J. Scribner, New Milford; andStephen C. Tulley, Monroe. Assigned to Walker Digital, L.L.C., Stamford. System and method for stunning poultry with gas. Patent no. 8,272,926 issued to Gary Lang, Naperville, Ill.; and Narsimha R. Nayini, Burr Ridge, Ill. Assigned to Praxair Technology, Inc., Danbury.
Quit Claim Bosques, Elizabeth, Bridgeport. Seller: Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County Inc., Bridgeport. Property: 683 Kossuth St., Bridgeport. Amount: $110,000. Filed Sept. 10. Carchipulla, Enma and Ramiro Garcia, Danbury. Seller: HSBC Bank USA N.A., Brandon, Fla. Property: 59 Payne Road, Bethel. Amount: $136,000. Filed Sept. 7. Mann, Allen and Angella, Bridgeport. Seller: Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County Inc., Bridgeport. Property: 687 Kossuth St., Bridgeport. Amount: $110,000. Filed Sept. 10.
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Every Vote Tells a Story
New Business Laws Take Effect
series of new business-related laws went into effect October 1, including measures on unemployment compensation, data security, environmental issues, and aspects of healthcare. Here’s a brief review of those new laws.
many other things, it considers the rights of private property owners when developing, preserving, or using coastal resources and the potential impact of a rise in sea level when planning coastal development to minimize certain needs or effects.
Labor and Employment
Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund: Following the 2008 recession and the massive toll it took on states’ unemployment compensation trust funds, federal rules were changed to require states borrowing money for benefits to increase their targeted reserves. Consequently, the legislature enacted a measure (PA 12-46) that increases the target amount of revenue that must be retained in the fund from $625 million to approximately $1 billion over the next five years.
Notice of data breach: Businesses that experience a material data breach must now notify the state attorney general. This is in addition to the company’s other notification obligations (PA 12-1, Section 130).
Unemployment compensation hearings: Another measure (PA 12-125) clarifies procedural ambiguities regarding unemployment compensation hearings to allow employers more options for participating remotely or in person. By law, the Department of Labor may hold hearings in person, by telephone, or by electronic means. This law prohibits the administrator or examiner from unreasonably denying a request for an in-person hearing if a party insists upon it. Second Injury Fund: Under PA 12-77, the state’s Second Injury Fund will be able to seek writs of attachment from a workers’ compensation commissioner against employers who fail to carry workers’ compensation insurance. State Taxes Roll-your-own tax: Roll-your-own tobacco stores in the state are subject to annual licensing fees, and their customers are liable for cigarette taxes per PA 12-1. Environment Water Quality Permits: Under PA 12-100, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is required, under certain conditions, to conduct a hearing at an applicant’s request on an application for a water quality certification or a permit to conduct certain activities in tidal, coastal, or navigable waters below the high tide line. If the applicant disagrees with the final decision, the applicant may appeal the decision to the Superior Court. Coastal Management: Responding to the aftermath of two major storms that hit Connecticut in 2011, PA 12-101 makes several changes to the Coastal Management Act (CMA) and laws regulating certain activities in the state’s tidal, coastal, or navigable waters. Among
Using CBIA’s How They Voted guide, an employee at United Avionics in Naugatuck [pictured below] learns how state legislators voted over the last two years on key bills impacting the state’s economy and job growth. n ElEctio
Telephone solicitors: Telephone solicitors are prohibited from, and penalized for, intentionally transmitting inaccurate or misleading caller identification information (PA 12-79).
The guide was published because of the number of important votes over the last two sessions of the General Assembly, including many that were out of place in an economy struggling to recover from recession. And with Election Day looming, voting records tell the story better than anything else about the candidates who want our support. For example, just how did incumbent state Senators and Representatives actually vote on:
f A state budget that further limited the resources available to many businesses to grow and create jobs by raising state income, sales, and corporate taxes but failed to make much-needed cuts in government spending?
Vaccines and medications: Two new measures allow personal care assistants (PA 12-1) and licensed pharmacists (PA 12-207) to administer vaccines. Another act (PA 12-207) requires children’s vaccines to be obtained from the Department of Health.
f A jobs bill that took a good first step toward improving the state’s economic climate through a series of measures promoting innovation, developing workforce development strategies, and enhancing economic development tools?
Payments and coverage: Also under PA 12-1, the Department of Social Services is allowed to cover chiropractor services for Medicaid recipients, and payments to independent community pharmacies are increased for the dispensing of medicine to Medicaid recipients.
f A bill that imposed additional labor costs and administrative burdens by making Connecticut the first state in the country to mandate paid sick leave?
Mechanical contractors: Penalties are imposed for the violation of mechanical contractor registration requirements (PA 12-18).
Infant testing: Hospitals and other healthcare institutions that provide newborn care must test infants for critical congenital heart disease (unless the parents object to the testing on religious grounds), per PA 12-13. Defibrillators: All higher education institutions are required to have at least one automatic external defibrillator (AED) located at their athletic departments, and at least one person trained in AED (PA 12-197). Consumer information: PA 12-102 adds to the types of information and data that most health insurance carriers are required to provide to individuals when their coverage is denied (called an adverse determination).
Find out about these and several other key votes at CBIA’s Election 2012 website (cbia.com/election). And while you’re at the site, spend a few moments and learn more about candidates, including their backgrounds, government and community experience, and priorities. We hear a lot from the candidates. Now it’s time for us to learn more about them. ➤ Learn more at cbia.com/election
Food donations: PA 12-123 requires property and casualty insurance carriers (which cover food spoilage) during official “States of Emergencies” to cover donations of perishable food from grocery stores and restaurants to temporary emergency shelters. ➤ Read more at gov.cbia.com
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