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wise permitting. “I was married here,” she said. “This place has a lot of class.” And, sure enough, the crowd poured in, a full house of 130. The agenda was titled “Being the CEO of Your Life.” Bankwell President and CEO Peyton R. Patterson, keynote speaker, offered her own trajectory as a template in a candid, highly personal address. Parrelli Gray said the success of last fall’s inaugural women’s lunch led to the second and to another and another after that. The

lans to expand the state’s natural gas network by 280,000 customers in 10 years were approved Nov. 6 by the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority. Natural gas is typically 50 percent to 75 percent cheaper than petroleum-based sources, according to state reports, but just over a third of the state’s residents have access to it. By building up the infrastructure for natural gas, state officials hope to decrease ener�y costs and reliance on dirtier ener�y sources. In a draft PURA ruling, customers who have natural gas available on their streets, but are not yet connected, will be the prime targets for the program. However, the initial setup costs can be expensive. Both Southern Connecticut Gas Co. and Yankee Gas Co. expect capital budgets to more than double over the 10-year plan. Some reports even estimate the project to cost as much as $7 billion, split between the gas companies and customers. So far PURA officials have denied requests for additional financial incentives. They’ve also tried to reduce the up-front costs for customers to connect to gas lines by allowing companies to charge a “premium” over current rates for 10 years. For customers “on main,” for instance, the premium would increase the total bill by less than 10 percent, still making it cheaper than oil-based ener�y. “Off main” commercial customers would

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WESTPORT, WESTON AND WOMEN EMBRACE CEO MINDSET BY BILL FALLON bfallon@westfairinc.com

the Weather turneD from threatening to downright miserable just as the WestportWeston Chamber of Commerce opened the doors for its second annual Working Women’s Luncheon recently at Westport’s The Inn at Longshore. Chamber President and Executive Director Lisa Parrelli Gray perhaps had more cause for optimism than the rain was other-

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Richard Silver: Adversary of harm

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hen Richard Silver, senior partner of Stamford-based Silver Golub & Teitell, founded his medical malpractice, personal injury, product liability and complex civil litigation firm 35 years ago, he had a very straightforward goal. “I wanted to use my talents as a trial attorney to help people get justice in the courtroom.” He takes deep pride in having kept his promise by successfully litigating on behalf of numerous families and individuals whose loved ones either died or were seriously harmed as a result of medical malpractice or injury. In so doing, he and his firm in a series of landmark cases that have had a significant impact in state and national law, were instrumental in calling attention to the need for hospitals and other health care institutions to scrutinize the standards of care of their patients. The first of these significant malpractice judgments, Pisel vs. Stamford Hospital, occurred just two years after the firm opened its doors for business. In a 5-0 ruling, the Connecticut State Supreme Court sustained the largest malpractice award ever made in Connecticut at that time —$3.6 million — for “having violated the standard of due care” in the treatment of Carol Ann Pisel. The court decision reverberated far beyond Connecticut as was underscored by a major article in The New York Times, “Malpractice Court Ruling Raises Issues,” that was published April 27, 1980. Silver notes that the case was transformative. “Back in 1980, society looked at malpractice differently. Doctors were given the benefit of the doubt. This case helped call attention for the need of physicians to adhere to standards and paved the way to improve the practice of medicine.” A number of other significant malpractice suits won by Silver’s firm would further advance the argument

for improved oversight of the practice of medicine. Among them were multimillion-dollar settlements for cases involving a misdiagnosis that resulted in the brain damage of an infant; permanent brain damage of a woman as a result of an anesthesiologist’s failure to properly monitor vital signs during the Cesarean section delivery of her first child; a 35-year-old woman with three children who sustained brain damage during a routine tubal ligation procedure and a woman who claimed that her doctor failed to warn her that she had an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer. In 2008, Silver, together with his partner, Angelo Ziotas, obtained the largest jury verdict at that time in a medical malpractice action in Connecticut history when a Stamford jury awarded his clients $38.5 million to compensate a young boy who suffered severe neurological injuries during childbirth. In addition to raising awareness for medical malpractice issues through successful representation of clients in the courtroom, Silver is using academia as part of his ongoing mission to improve communications between doctor and patient, a topic he has frequently lectured about. His unique appointment as a malpractice attorney to the advisory board of Quinnipiac University’s new Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine is part of the university’s efforts to bring its law and medical schools closer together to help achieve the long-term goal of forging better relationships between physicians and attorneys. The firm captured equally big litigation headlines in other practice areas. Silver was lead counsel in the Mianus River Bridge collapse case and his partner, David Golub, served as lead private counsel for the state of Connecticut against the tobacco industry. Connecticut’s leadership role in the nationwide tobacco litigation was recognized by the special panel comprised of former attorneys general. It concluded that the contribution of the state’s legal team to the settlement ranked among the top five of all 50 states and 7 other entities that were involved. Bottom line? Connecticut stands to recover about $4 billion from the cigarette manufacturers. Given the firm’s impressive track record, it comes as no surprise that the accolades and recognition by prestigious professional organizations have been plentiful. It is the only Connecticut law

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firm with four or more lawyers on the Super Lawyers New England 2012 “Top 100” list. But, the praise that Silver loves most to share with his team and visitors are letters of thanks displayed on his office wall that he has received from children who were affected by the cases his firm won on behalf of them and their families. He is especially fond of a poem that includes a handprint of the young

writer. The poem concludes: “So here’s a handprint just so you can recall, exactly at age 4 how my fingers looked when I was very small.” For Silver, this heartfelt expression of a hopeful future by a child epitomizes what getting justice is all about. The WInnerS CIrCle pro�iles and female entrepreneurs who have entered the arena and won.

CORRECTION Due to an editing error, the Nov. 11 story titled “The Urban Metamorphosis” contained several mistakes regarding Stamford’s proposed transit center’s scale (smaller than stated) and state planning efforts (with CBRE joining the effort in the marketing phase). The correct version is online at Westfaironline.com.


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recent federal hearing in Washington, D.C. shed light on Metro-North’s alleged poor rail maintenance procedures and repair work. Since two rail accidents in May, Metro North officials have implemented several steps to improve its infrastructure and safety. However, at the hearing officials said the company had fallen behind on maintenance schedules, perhaps leading to faulty repairs at the site of the recent train derailment, according to advance reports. The official report was due out after press time. On May 17, two trains carrying a total of roughly 500 passengers collided in Fairfield after one derailed near a loose rail joint. Six weeks before, inspectors had allegedly discovered broken joint bars at the location and repaired them. But two days before the derailment, inspectors had seen the bars were cracked and are said to have labeled it a low-priority repair. About 51 people were injured in the crash. Previous reports estimated upwards of 75 sought medical treatment. The Business Journal was unable to obtain access to a recording of the NTSB hearing by press time; however reports from CT Mirror say Robert Puciloski, Metro-North’s chief engineer, said the repair report for the cracked joints mentioned a “pumping condition” but took no measurements and didn’t identify the condition. “They should be measuring and identifying what the condition is,” Puciloski reportedly said. “I can’t explain why they have not done that.” During the Nov. 6 and Nov. 7 hearings, NTSB officials questioned Metro-North and Department of Transportation officials about inspection and maintenance procedures, operation measures to protect on-track work zones and how the culture of safety surrounding rail could be improved. The hearing also discussed the details surrounding the death of a foreman May 28, working on the tracks in West Haven. The board estimates it will issue a final report a year from the date of the accidents, detailing the causes and recommendations to prevent future accidents. Following the hearing, U.S. Sens.

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Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy told members of the press a larger investment in the state’s infrastructure was needed to strengthen the rail and prevent faulty repairs. “The collision and derailment were directly the result of defective repairs,” said Blumenthal, who attended part of the hearing. “Clearly there has to be improvement in the kind of work done there.” Blumenthal called for the NTSB to issue its final report immediately and said he hoped the hearing would give momentum for a renewed call for investment. He also said it’s Congress’s responsibility to come up with the money to make sure the resources are in place to make improvements. “We need to be more demanding not only in better inspections, repairs and maintenance, but upgrading tracks and infrastructure so they’re not using equipment from last century to enable riders in this century,” he said. Echoing Blumenthal, Murphy said the silver lining to come out of the hearing will be an increase in safety standards not only in Connecticut but across the country, especially when it comes to rail cars. There has been some disappointment voiced regarding the destruction of rear corner posts in the train cars seen after the collision. But many have praised the cars’ new safety features, which may have limited the damage done. “It’s important to note that MetroNorth was a safe railroad before this crash and will be even safer after this hearing,” Murphy said. “There’s going to be substantial repair work up and down this line every day over the course of the next decade. We need to have airtight safety protocols.”

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what it terms a firstof-its-kind study, the Connecticut Public Interest Research Group compiled national data on transportation apps and vehicle-sharing programs like HopStop and Zipcar and found these new tools have made it easier to drive less. Constitution State residents are already slowing the odometer, driving nearly 5 percent fewer miles since 2007. “Real-time apps and on-board Wi-Fi for public transit, as well as car sharing, bike sharing and ride sharing have spread rapidly in recent years,” ConnPIRG said in the recently released report titled “A New Way to Go: The Apps, Maps, and New Technologies that are Giving More Americans Freedom to Drive Less.” The report examines how these practices are changing travel behaviors. “Personal auto ownership used to be the clear ticket to mobility” said Sean

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he state authorities charged with the financial books foresee growth in their November report on the current fiscal year and on the three fiscal years to follow, including better-thanexpected revenues across the coming two fiscal years. In the give-and-take of economic forecasting, the Legislature-mandated report sees evidence the recent federal shutdown crimped the economy while the state books also flirt with a budget surplus by next summer.

In October 2007, the nation’s cars averaged 20.1 miles per gallon; the August figure was 24.9 mpg. The state Office of Policy and Management (OPM) and the General Assembly’s Office of Fiscal Analysis (OFA) recently released their consensus revenue estimates for the current fiscal year and the next three fiscal years. The revenue estimates for fiscal year 2014, as of Oct. 20, are $123.4 million higher than the previous estimate, issued last fall. The higher figure comes with the asterisk of being an economic Polaroid, according to OPM Secretary Ben Barnes. Compared with the adopted biennial budget, the consensus anticipates revenues $56.4 million higher in fiscal year 2014 and $32 million higher in fiscal year 2015. “These estimates are a snapshot of the situation four months into the fiscal year,” Barnes said. “The federal shutdown seems to have hampered the economic recovery both nationally and in Connecticut, but we are not yet sure of the extent of that damage to state revenues, which are a month or two behind. As always, we will closely monitor revenues and expenditures and manage state government to ensure this year’s budget will remain balanced and may even show a small surplus next summer.” State law directs the OPM secretary and the OFA director to agree on and to issue consensus revenue estimates

each November and to issue any necessary revisions in January and April. The comptroller issues the final consensus estimate, which must be in synch with the other two — matching either the OPM or OFA figure or falling between the two. A pair of trending national numbers on cars will impact motor fuel tax revenues, which the state sees leaking money from the current $504 million to $493 million in 2018. First, vehicles are getting better mileage. In October 2007, the nation’s cars averaged 20.1 miles per gallon; the August figure was 24.9 mpg. Second, the youths of today are moving back to cities, forgoing car ownership and driving less than a generation ago. The University of Michigan reported this past summer that in 1983, 96 percent of people in their 20s drove; today the figure is 87 percent. For 19-year-olds, the figure was starker: 87 percent drove in 1983; just 70 percent in August. Along with motor fuel tax declines, the state foresees a financial cork further up the oil pipeline: decreased activity for fuel oil companies. They currently pay $380.7 million in annual taxes, but by 2018, that figure is expected to decline to $377.3 million. The report foresees federal grant activity of $12.1 million annually remaining at that level through 2018. With the economy on surer footing, the report predicts the state’s current interest bounty of $4 billion annually to grow steadily each year to a total $6.6 billion in 2018. The state looks to raise $14.4 billion in taxes this year. That figure will climb to $17 billion raised by taxes in 2018. The figure includes personal income taxes as well as estate taxes and taxes on entities that include cigarettes (featuring declining tax revenues from to current $390.4 to $347.8 million in 2018) and alcohol (which gains tax steam, from $59.8 million to $61.4 million). Total general fund revenues of $17.25 billion this year will reach $19.195 billion by 2018, with both figures already accounting for refunds and returns. The law requires the state comptroller to issue the consensus estimate, which must either equal one of the separate OPM or OFA estimates or fall between the two. “The new estimates show that Governor Malloy’s focus on jobs and the economy, coupled with his prudent fiscal management, are showing positive results in state revenues,” Barnes said.

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235-member chamber now hosts its single big luncheon in the fall and hosts a series of smaller lunches the first half of the year. January 2014 will feature a lunch at the HSBC bank in Westport. “Collaboration” is the watchword. Said Parelli Gray, “We’ve created additional women’s lunches — panel lunches — every other month now to keep the momentum moving right through the spring.” She led off the introductions of chamber board members with the friendly admonition to listen up. “If I could ask the gentlemen in the room to be quiet,” she said to the mostly female audience. In written remarks, she said, “Whether you are a top-notch executive, mother re-entering the workforce or just someone looking for a career change, know you are not alone in the search for growth. Career growth. Financial growth. Spiritual growth.” Patterson, CEO of Bankwell, the region’s newly rebranded bank headquartered in New Canaan, delivered the keynote address. Patterson assumed the role of president and CEO of BNC Financial Group, the holding company for The Bank of New Canaan and The Bank of Fairfield, in September 2012. On Sept. 9 of this year, the company rebranded itself as Bankwell Financial Group and the new bank name is Bankwell. The Wilton Bank officially joined Bankwell Nov. 5. Patterson has 25 years banking experience and is considered among the top female bank executives in the country, yet her address hewed closely to her life story. She urged attendees: “Be the CEO of your own life story.” Her address disregarded the separation of personal life from business life by citing her mother — a federal government career woman and single mother — as her greatest influence. Her mother always felt she should have been a bank president. Patterson recalled that, while growing up, she was encouraged to “stand out in an extraordinary way” and told that “you can make it happen.” In 2008, as CEO of New Haven-based NewAlliance Bank, she was named the “Second Most Powerful Woman in Banking” by U.S. Banker magazine. Event sponsors included Bankwell; Westport-based Baker Graphics Corp.; Aetna Insurance; Bethel-based Advantage Payroll Services and Westport-based publisher Moffly Media. The Aetna booth also featured the Chamber Insurance Trust, which administers health plans for 70 chambers of commerce in Connecticut and western Massachusetts, seeking economy of scale. “We work mostly with

Aetna,” the Chamber Insurance Trust’s Jamie Lombardy said. Another sponsor, Westport-based Indulge by Mersene, presented its gift baskets both decoratively and as a raffle gift. Principal Mersene Norbom, a single mother of two, saw her store wiped out by Hurricane Sandy a year ago. She has reopened in a new space at 24 Railroad Place, saying, “I’m passionate about kindness. The thing that makes me happy is, I love giving. My store is like a big general store, with something for everyone. If a kid comes in with just $2, we can do that, too. It’s about coming from your heart.”

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1. Bridgeport-based Tina Sommers Consulting principal Tina Sommers. 2. From left, New Canaan-based Bankwell’s Lucy French, assistant in the executive offices; Jeffrey Ruden, first vice president and senior commercial lender; and Diane Knetzger, senior vice president and director of marketing. Bankwell was an event sponsor. 3. Mark R. Gray, principal, Stamfordbased Buck Consultants, a Xerox Co.; and Robert Hojnacki, first vice president and business development officer, Bankwell’s Fairfield office. 4. Jacqueline E. McCaffery, financial adviser, Pinnacle Investments L.L.C.; and Allison Matthews, independent consultant. 5. Mersene Norbom, principal, Westport-based Indulge by Mersene, an event sponsor. Her roll-out gift basket is foreground. 6. Mersene Norbom with the instructions to her roll-out gift basket. 7. Jamie Lombardy, representing the Chamber Insurance Trust, which, in turn, represents the medical insurance concerns of 70 chambers of commerce in Connecticut and western Massachusetts; and Erika Shea, account executive, Aetna, with whom the Chamber Insurance Trust partners. Both organizations were event sponsors. 8. Attorney and mediator Vicki Volper, Westport-based Mediation Team CT. 9. Christopher Martino, regional sales manager, Bethel-based Advantage Payroll Services, an event sponsor. 10. Seeking a raffle winner are WestportWeston Chamber of Commerce President /Executive Director Lisa Parrelli Gray, left, and Peyton R. Patterson, president and CEO of Bankwell Financial Group and event keynote speaker. 11. Peyton R. Patterson, president and CEO of Bankwell Financial Group delivering her keynote address.

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pennSYlVanIa eXtraCtIon; faIrfIelD Data WhIle natural GaS is seen as an economical solution to the nation’s energy problem, David Brown a Fairfield University faculty member said there are ethical considerations that he feels government officials are ignoring. For the last two years Brown has led a public health investigation in southwest Pennsylvania where heavy fracking for natural gas may be the cause of serious health effects seen near gas sites. The team has been treating severe skin rashes, headaches, nausea and respiratory problems, as well as helping residents limit exposure to gas byproducts in the air, water and soil. Brown, who teaches environmental ethics, says he has no legal agenda and doesn’t take a position on whether natural gas is good or bad. However he did say he doesn’t believe town or state governments across the country have done enough to address possible health side effects or to warn residents about the unknown risks that go into gas extraction and distribution. “I’m not really opposed to natural gas, I’m opposed to poorly functioning government,” Brown said. “I don’t think they’ve given the kind of thought to what they’re doing as I would expect them to do.” Connecticut may not have plans to tap into its own shale basin, but transporting gas into the state comes with its own set of risks, whether at compressor stations or landfills where potentially harmful waste will be disposed. Brown said he believes there needs to be a clearer definition of how the gas will be brought in and disposed of. “The problem with all this information is the failure of the public health community in towns and states to look into these effects and follow them up,” Brown said.

pay a higher premium, but no higher than 50 percent on the distribution half of the bill. Currently the initial cost to replace heating equipment for homes and businesses is typically $7,500 and $20,300, respectively, while annual savings are about $1,800 for homeowners and $3,300 for commercial businesses, according to the state’s ener�y strate�y. “It’s all about choice and we believe this is a critical tool in providing residents and businesses a choice,” Mitch Gross, a spokesman for Yankee Gas, told

the Business Journal in June. “The challenge will be able to effectively execute

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all parts of the plan to meet the potential demand for customers.”

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AMERICARES RALLIES FOR PHILIPPINES

Stamford-based AmeriCares first assistance shipment carrying medical aid for 20,000 typhoon survivors is on its way to the Philippines. More aid shipments are in the pipeline. The first air shipment left a Dutch warehouse and is expected to arrive in the Philippines Thursday, Nov. 14, carrying antibiotics, wound care supplies and pain relievers. Three more medical

aid shipments are planned in the coming days, including two shipments from Stamford. “There are widespread shortages of medicines — the hospitals still standing have nothing left on the shelves,” said Garrett Ingoglia, AmeriCares’ vice president of emergency response. “The floods destroyed most of their supplies just as demand is spiking with injured survivors seeking help. And with the

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water supply compromised in many areas there is an increased risk of waterborne diseases.” AmeriCares has emergency response experts in Cebu and Manila working with partner organizations to restock hospitals and clinics and supply medical professionals working in the affected areas. AmeriCares has also provided emergency funding to a local partner that is distributing critical relief supplies to 1,000 families in Samar. Super-typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms on record, made landfall on the island of Samar. Some of the most severe damage was in Tacloban, where the city’s only functioning hospital is reportedly turning away injured patients. AmeriCares has delivered aid to the Philippines since 1985 and has an established network of contacts throughout the country that supports 150 health care facilities, allowing it to quickly speed relief to disaster survivors. To date, AmeriCares has delivered more than $229 million in humanitarian aid to the Philippines including relief supplies for survivors of last month’s

earthquake. Other recent emergency responses include Typhoon Bopha in 2012, Typhoon Washi in 2011, back-toback typhoons in 2009 and Typhoon Frank in 2008. To donate to AmeriCares Philippines Disaster Relief Fund go to americares. org/philippines or call (800) 486-HELP.

UNITED HEALTHCARE SUED OVER TERMINATIONS

Two of the state’s largest medical associations filed a lawsuit against United Healthcare early this month for terminating as many as 2,200 Connecticut physicians from its coverage network by February. According to the Fairfield and Hartford county medical associations, the action will force thousands of patients to seek new medical care and is a violation of Medicare regulations. “Patients may be forced to change and to reluctantly go elsewhere for medical care, which is particularly difficult for the elderly and, or disabled,” the lawsuit says. “There will likely also » briefs, page 11


Running is his way of life BY JOHN GOLDEN jgolden@westfairinc.com

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oday was light,” Dennis Noskin, 55, of Greenwich said softly, almost sheepishly, over the phone on Election Tuesday. He was describing not his workload at his eponymous 10-employee architectural firm in Tarrytown, N.Y., but his exercise mileage in a pair of running shoes. “I ran 3½,” he said. “I ran from my house to vote, and I ran back,” he said. “I brought my ID with me and that was it. You can make it a way of life.” Dennis Noskin has made it a sporting way of life that would leave many of us — fit, sure, but let’s not go to physical and mental extremes — feeling like death in running shorts. The way took him in late October to Washington, D.C. and across the Potomac to Arlington Cemetery, the starting point for the annual Marine Corps Marathon. It was the first Marine Corps run for the marathoner and trail runner, who has eased off the pedals on his cross-country bicycling — from here to Montreal, Niagara Falls, “Cape Cod the long way” — because “I’ve really turned into a runner again.” At Half Hollow Hills High School on Long Island, Noskin ran the mile on the track team and raced cross-country. “I’ve realized over time that my sweet spot is the longer distances,” he said. In the nation’s capital, “I ran with a high school friend that I hadn’t run with in 25 years.” They followed a tourist’s route along The National Mall and past the Capitol in the company of more than 23,000 other runners sharing a 26.2-mile itinerary. The route was lined by 5,000 Marines who handed out oranges, drinks and encouragement. “It was sort of a very moving marathon,” said Noskin. The last 100 yards back in Virginia were uphill and ended in front of the Iwo Jima Memorial, a memorable closing image for an exhausted runner. “It’s one of the cooler marathons I’ve run.” About two months ago, the architect accepted a beguiling invitation from a younger friend — the first American finish-

er in September in the Greek Spartathlon, a 153-mile race from Athens to Sparta — to join him on an offbeat city tour on foot. On a fair summer evening, the duo set out from the World Financial Center on a 31-mile circumnavigation of the island of Manhattan. They started at the World Financial Center and ran up the Hudson River Greenway to Inwood at Manhattan’s northern tip, skirting Harlem River Drive and hoofing it through Harlem to the East River and FDR Drive, passing City Hall on their final leg to the South Street Seaport and Battery Park. Like awestruck tourists, they soaked up the sights and sounds of New York along the way. “The city was just all lit up for us,” said Noskin. It’s a nice way to see Manhattan, if you have the legs and lungs for it. Touring time for those 31 miles? “Six hours and change. It wasn’t a blazing pace. We stopped at bodegas for Gatorades.” One week later, the exemplar of middle-aged fitness learned a hard lesson when he attempted another marathon in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley. His body had not fully bounced back from that tour of Manhattan. “I’m not 20, I couldn’t do it,” he said. “It’s only the second time in my life I DNF’d” — Did Not Finish, that is. Still, Noskin has faced and conquered greater challenges in running shoes. “I’ve fallen in love with trail running,” he said. “I’m really enjoying the trail runs the best. Every step that you make is critical. If you fall on a trail, you do a face plant.” In July, he traveled to the northern Catskills for the Escarpment Trail Run, an 18.6-mile run on a narrow hiking trail with a total 10,000 feet in elevation changes. Noskin has done it twice. “It’s definitely the toughest race I’ve ever run, tougher than anything.” This year he finished in 5 hours, 38 minutes. “I’m not an elite runner. I just do it. But I enjoy it. It clears your head and I think it helps your concentration.” “I find that it translates back to work.” In the office after a grueling race, “I can get back in a zone and really focus on something.”

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ctober continued a low activity trend for the job market in Fairfield County, with a modest 1 percent increase in job-posting activity. This continues a softness trend that started in May, indicating that the market still remains stuck in neutral. Some key items of note regarding October: • Stamford led all towns in the county with the most jobs posted, followed by Greenwich and Norwalk. • The industries most actively hiring this past month were accounting, financial services and health care. • Top job categories were administrative, accountancy and health services. In looking at this month’s data there are a few story lines. Overall the main message is that the job market in the county is relatively modest in its activity. While Stamford, for example, continues to lead

all area cities in terms of new jobs posted there remains a lack of emerging industry or even a “hot” company in the area that is dominating any specific sector. Further, with the election of David Martin as mayor or Stamford, his past comments opposing significant aspects of the Bridgewater waterfront project suggest that the deal to bring their jobs and associated potential positive impact to the area economy is far from locked up. So what is the state of the local market? On election night Joe McGee, vice president of public policy for the Business Council of Fairfield County, cited that Stamford has lost close to 9,000 jobs over the last 10 years, attributed mostly to the consolidation of the financial services industry that has dominated the city. With the possibility of further erosion of that market sector, namely that of UBS and its continued movement of resources to other markets,

Stamford and other surrounding towns in the county need to find new business to take up residence in some of the 25 percent-plus vacant commercial space in the county. The outlook for the rest of Q4 of 2013 now suggests a relatively neutral level of activity. That can only be complicated by the politics tied to our national budget and debt ceiling, as well as the ongoing issues with the rollout of the Affordable Care Act and their effect on business. Stay tuned. David Lewis is President/CEO of Fair�ieldCountyJobs.com, with more than 100,000 visitors a month viewing jobs from more than 4,000 area employers. His monthly reports talk to the condition of the job market as measured by data from his websites as well as data from state, federal and industry sources in the public domain. You can learn more about David and his team at Fair�ieldCountyJobs.com.

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be patients so discouraged by United’s changes that they may even be unwilling to seek covered preventative care.” The associations allege United’s decision to terminate 20 percent of its physician contracts is an effort to cut costs amid changes from the Affordable Care Act. They say the cuts are only shifting financial burdens away from “itself, a multi-billion dollar company, to the providers and patients, all with the aim of maximizing revenues.” Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen has reportedly asked the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to investigate United’s action.

VALLAS TO RUN FOR LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR IN ILLINOIS

Bridgeport’s man of controversy, Paul Vallas, will seek election in 2014 as Illinois’ lieutenant governor, alongside Gov. Pat Quinn, a Democrat. Vallas, superintendent of Bridgeport schools,

previously served as the CEO of Chicago’s schools from 1995 until 2001. With his position in Bridgeport in question for months, Vallas will be stepping down from his post. But not immediately. He plans to help the newly elected board of directors search for his replacement. “Departing the Bridgeport Public Schools is not an easy decision, but I am completely aware that the new board, elected just this week by Bridgeport voters to guide the system in coming years, has a desire to work with a superintendent of its own choosing,” Vallas said in a statement. “Having the ability to make that choice will unify the board and give it greater investment in the new superintendent’s success.” Hired roughly two years ago to turn around Bridgeport’s schools, Vallas has  closed the district’s $12 million budget deficit, increased school funding, created plans to open five new schools and purchased laptops and new textbooks. But he hasn’t done so without criticism. Individuals from the Connecticut

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THE LIST

Listed alphabetically.

Top Happy-Hour Spots

Fairfield County Next List: Nov. 25 Family-Owned Businesses

Top Happy-Hour Spots

Listed alphabetically. Name, address, phone number Area code: 203 (unless otherwise noted) Website

Bistro 7 991 Danbury Road, Wilton 06897 597-1287 • bistro7wilton.com

The Beer Garden at Harbor Point 15 Harbor Point Road, Stamford 06902 316-9044 • beeratthepoint.com

Bluu Cafe & Ultra Lounge 2 Nabby Road, Danbury 06811 744-2588 • bluudanbury.com

The Brickhouse Bar & Grill 244 Bedford St., Stamford 06902 353-8892 • brickhousebarngrill.com

Burger Bar & Bistro 60 N. Main St., South Norwalk 06854 853-2037 • burgerbarandbistro.com

Crab Shell 46 Southfield Ave., Stamford 06902 967-7229 • crabshell.com

Barcelona Stamford 222 Summer St., Stamford 06901 348-4800 • barcelonawinebar.com

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Farm-to-fork restaurant and bar with American comfort food Located on Stamford waterfront, offers an assortment of specialty beers and cocktails Sushi, gourmet wood-fired pizza, upscale burgers, unique salads and drink specials Home-made comfort foods and classic entertainment

Burgers and gluten-free options available Seafood restaurant located on Stamford's waterfront boardwalk and marina Award-winning Spanish tapas restaurant and wine bar

Name, address, phone number Area code: 203 (unless otherwise noted) Website

Lola's Mexican Kitchen 135 Bedford St., Stamford 06901 674-5652 • lolasstamford.com

Marketplace Kitchen & Bar 33 Mill Plain Road, Danbury 06811 616-5836 • marketplacedanbury.com

Max 40 40 Mill Plain Road, Danbury 06811 825-4444 • max40ct.com

The Melting Pot of Darien 14 Grove St., Darien 06820 656-4774 • meltingpot.com/darien

Molly Darcy's Irish Pub & Restaurant 39 Mill Plain Road, Danbury 06811 794-0449 • mollydarcy.com

Morello Italian Bistro 253 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich 06830 661-3443 • morellobistro.com

Prespa Restaurant & Bar 46 Mill Plain Road, Danbury 06811 791-2911 • prespact.com

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Contemporary Mexican cuisine

Modern American restaurant with local organic cuisine

Continental cuisine

Fine dining fondue restaurant

Traditional Irish pub and grill

Rustic Italian food with a modern twist

Italian restaurant and bar

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Listed alphabetically.

Fairfield County Next List: Nov. 25 Family-Owned Businesses

Top Happy-Hour Spots

Listed alphabetically. Name, address, phone number Area code: 203 (unless otherwise noted) Website

Darien Social 10 Center St., Darien 06820 614-8183 • dariensocialct.com

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que 845 Canal St., Stamford 06902 517-3272 • dinobbq.com

Donovan's 138 Washington St., South Norwalk 06854 345-9451 • donovanssono.com

Eleven14 Kitchen 1114 E. Putnam Ave., Greenwich 06878 698-6999 • eleven14kitchen.com

The Ginger Man 64 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich 06830 861-6400 • gingermangreenwich.com

Kona Grill 230 Tresser Blvd., Stamford 06901 324-5700 • konagrill.com

L'Escale 500 Steamboat Road, Greenwich 06830 661-4600 • lescalerestaurant.com

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Rodizio Grill Classic American bar and restaurant

Fresh and homemade Southern barbeque

Historic bar with old-fashioned American cuisine

Seasonal American cuisine in a modern atmosphere Authentic New England tavern with 23 taps and 60 bottles from around the world Modern American cuisine and designer cocktails Provencal and mediterranean cuisine located in the Greenwich Harbor

5 Broad St., Stamford 06901 964-9177 • rodiziogrill.com

Sono Brewhouse 13 Marshall St., South Norwalk 06854 853-9110 • sonobrewhouse.com

Sweet Basil 284 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield 06825 384-8888 • sweetbasilfairfield.com

Sundown Saloon 403 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich 06830 629-8212 • sundownsaloon.com

Tiernan's Bar & Restaurant 187 Main St., Stamford 06901 353-8566 • tiernansbar.com

Villa Del Sol 36 Elm St., Westport 06880 429-4156 • villadelsolrestaurant.com

Vinny's Ale House 93 Post Road, Fairfield 06824 292-8730 • vinnysalehouse.com

A Brazilian steakhouse

Pub-style restaurant

Sushi bar serving Pan Asain cuisine

Classic American bar and restaurant

Irish pub and restaurant

Authentic Mexican cuisine and Nuevo-Latino dishes

Sports bar and pizzeria

Note: This list is just a sampling of happy-hour spots. To be included on future lists, email afrey@westfairinc.com.

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Newly renovated ballroom at Delamar Greenwich Harbor. Photo courtesy Beth Madison.

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ne of Greenwich’s most upscale hotels and restaurants recently underwent several renovations, just in time to settle in with an Irish coffee or cocoa to enjoy them fireside. For the first time since opening in 2002, the Delamar Greenwich Harbor has replaced its carpeting, curtains, furniture and artwork throughout its facilities, including its guestrooms, lobby, ballroom, spa and fitness center. Located on the Greenwich Harbor, the luxury hotel is known for its outdoor garden and dock overlooking its waterfront, which often features the world’s most beautiful boats. And while the winter is quieter than the summer months, the hotel staff is still expecting a busy season with strong demand for offsite meetings

and other events. “Business at the hotel has been steadily growing,” said Cristina Kelleher, director of sales and marketing. “Like many hotels, our business did dip during the 2008 recession, but this year we are expected to reach revenues in line with what we had pre-recession.” Kelleher said the hotel’s furniture held up “extremely well” compared with industry standards. But in preparation for a higher demand, Kelleher said the hotel felt it needed a refresher. With the help of designer Lisa Silver, who also designed the original rooms, the hotel has introduced some new purple and grey colors into the rooms, while still keeping it in line with the existing furniture. Many of the furniture pieces were handmade for the hotel in Peru. While current interior design trends are emphasizing fun and bold colors,

Kelleher said the hotel’s upgrades were meant to still preserve the hotel’s sense of timeless style, but add some modern twists. The hotel’s guests are primarily corporate travelers, couples on a romantic getaway or girlfriends celebrating a special occasion at the spa. And for lunch at the hotel’s restaurant, L’escale, the room is always busy with business partners discussing their latest triumphs and patrons enjoying a meal after a day of shopping on Greenwich Avenue. “There’s definitely a lot of deals being made and business being discussed at lunch,” Kelleher said. “If you want some privacy, there’s space available. But it’s a place to been seen in Greenwich.” Recently the hotel debuted its fall menu and it is currently preparing for its popular Thanksgiving dinner and New Year’s Eve gala, which will feature five-

course dinners, live music and dancing. “Guests staying at the Delamar can expect top-notch service, comparable to that of any five-star hotel,” Kelleher said. “(It’s) a comfortable and well-equipped stay, with an amazing fine dining restaurant.” “I do feel that business travel is certainly on the rise and we have also seen a big increase in group business,” she added. In addition to renovations, the hotel has also introduced two new skincare lines at its spa, Biologique Recherche and Valmont. Barbara Aquino, a Biologique Recherche trainer, recently joined the spa’s team as the lead esthetician and is in the process of training the spa’s staff on new techniques, Kelleher said. Referred to as “facial yoga,” Biologique Recherche’s facials are said to have better results than Botox or surgical procedures.

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Working Families Party, which have organized the lead campaign to kick Vallas out of his position, have even accused him of corruption. They say he’s failed to turnaround schools in his previous roles and is trying to privatize the system to generate profits for a select few. Vallas has denied the party’s claims while still trying to hold on to his position as a change agent. In a statement Quinn said Vallas had a proven record of reform and that in the 30 years he’s known him he’s “never been shy about fighting for education, reform and opportunities for working people.”

WESTIN EXPANDS IN ASIA

Stamford-based Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. announced the opening of The Westin Singapore, part of its Westin hotel family. The hotel joins more than 40 Westin properties in Asia Pacific, with a further 20 properties in the pipeline.

The 305-room Westin Singapore is Singapore’s first-ever hotel integrated within an office building. It occupies levels 32 to 46 of the new  Asia Square Tower  2 commercial development in  Marina Bay, in Singapore’s financial district. The hotel boasts the highest lobby in  Singapore — a bit more than 36 feet — “with signature amenities and services designed to inspire balance and well-being.” No cost for the hotel construction was given. “We are thrilled to return to  Singapore, expanding our footprint in Asia’s business and financial epicenter,” said Chuck Abbott, regional vice president,  South East Asia for Starwood. “Backed by its distinctive positioning around well-being, The  Westin Singapore  will play a significant role in the transformation of the  Marina Bay development, as we inject a unique and revitalizing experience into this urban oasis.” — By Bill Fallon and Jennifer Bissell

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Good communication leads to trust I’m having trouble trusting my employees. They don’t seem to give me a straight story about what’s going on. I don’t know how to fix that. Make sure that both you and the employee you’re talking about perceive there is a problem. Look at your feedback loops — how you go about getting information. Check on the goals you’re working with, to make sure that everyone is on the same page. Ask yourself if you’re expecting more than you should. Make sure you’re walking the walk, when it comes to being straight with people, telling the truth, not fudging the details. Leadership is about getting the other person to the place where they have the tools, motivation and confidence so that they can work with you towards a mutually beneficial outcome. Take a look at the situations you’ve been through. What happened? Was misinformation passed around? Were you harmed because people didn’t do what

you wanted them to do? Did people stop communicating altogether, when you hoped they’d volunteer information? Were you stuck taking a position by yourself, when you’d hoped to have other people backing you up? As you can guess from the above questions, trust is a two-way street. Perception of personal harm can lead to distrusting others. Lack of trust can lead to withdrawal by the other party. A downward spiral ensues. Think of it as frost building up and turning into a wall of ice that separates you from the people with whom you’re hoping to work. One way out, once trust has broken down, is to take the high road. Extend good will at a time when others would expect you to be self-protective. Extend an olive branch. Continue to do a good, without immediately asking for anything in return. It takes more than one example to build up trust on the other side, so keep at it until you begin to see the ice melt. Another solution is to prevent errors in communication. Make time to listen carefully to what people are trying to tell

you. If someone says they expect to have a problem with a project, don’t brush them off. Give them an opportunity to share their personal concerns. Ask for details and suggestions. Make sure they perceive that you value their input. When you’re trying to break through and reach out to another person, it’s about getting to know what drives the other person. Spend time finding out why the other person sees the situation the way they do. Ask them to give you facts about the situation. If there’s a discrepancy in how you both perceive things are going, don’t make it personal. Keep focusing on the facts, until you find common ground. Often conflict arises when peoples’ goals are mismatched or misunderstood, or when there’s disagreement as to how to accomplish those goals. Put goals in writing, and share them with everyone. Even better, ask those around you to help brainstorm the goals, so they buy into where the company is heading. When people around you suggest a different path to take, to accomplish specific goals, allow them the flexibility to experiment and

report back on results, even when things don’t go as well as expected. Check on the source of the distrust. Are you giving people enough room to disagree with you or are you demanding they tell you only what you want to hear? Be open to feedback, even if it doesn’t match with what you expected. Encourage people to express disagreement, so long as they stick around to brainstorm the path to take to get to a common solution. Treat people with dignity. Tell them the truth. Check your ego at the door. It’s not about being the toughest, strongest, most forceful person in the room. It is about leading by example.

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Rowayton Arts Center Located in a former firehouse on the scenic banks of the Five Mile River, the Rowayton Arts Center (RAC) celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2010 and is the only center for the arts in Norwalk. RAC’s 500 members include nationally recognized professionals, talented amateurs, beginners and nonartists from Fairfield County and beyond. This dynamic nonprofit organization was founded to exhibit the work of creative people in the area, offer classes for artists of all levels, serve as a community cultural center and create an environment for the exchange of arts-related ideas. In line with its purpose, RAC welcomes the public to its gallery for monthly exhibitions, six of which feature high-quality art by exhibiting members only. Three juried exhibitions are open to all and include a free evening event during which four artists discuss their work and artistic process. Each January, an exhibit spotlights work by RAC instructors and their students from the previous year. Each exhibit opens with a free reception. RAC member artwork also is displayed in special shows at off-site venues. The RAC year concludes with the Holiday Gift Show, now in its 19th year. From Nov. 23-Dec. 24, shoppers will discover unique holiday gifts, decorations and collectibles by some of the area’s finest artists and craftspeople. This is RAC’s primary annual fund-raiser to support its educational activities. Throughout the year, adults and children can explore their artistic talents during classes and workshops taught by outstanding professionals in the well-equipped upstairs studio and at outdoor locations. RAC reaches out to the community through lectures, demonstrations, a monthly open chantey sing, museum tours and other special events. The RAC also joins other organizations for cooperative educational and cultural activities. For more information, visit the website at rowaytonartscenter.org or visit us at 145 Rowayton Ave. in Rowayton.

Debra Randall Executive Director Rowayton Arts Center

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 Greenwich Arts Council has launched a new series of classical music concerts for families with children ages 5-8 years old and their interested siblings. Curiosity Concerts will present eight free concerts during its inaugural year. All of the concerts are performed by professional musicians and presented at various venues in the Greenwich area. The concerts are under one hour, free, interactive and fun. Curiosity Concerts producer Shelly Cryer is a nonprofit organizer, mother of two young daughters and wife of an orchestra conductor. Cryer says, “Our region currently offers few classical music concerts appropriate for young families. Parents of children who love music often travel to New York City to enjoy quality, age-appropriate live performance. Curiosity Concerts fill a hole in local music programming.” On Sunday, Nov. 24, 11 a.m., The New York Percussion Group will celebrate the role of rhythm and beat in music, jamming with such instruments as marimba, xylophone, drum set and timpani and performing their breathtaking “Paper Bag Quartet.” Presented by Curiosity Concerts at Greenwich Country Day School’s Performing Arts Center. Tickets are free, but space is limited and advance registration is highly recommended. Visit curiosityconcerts.org to reserve seats. Curiosity Concerts is an innovative coalition effort. It brings together many organizations involved with music and dedicated to the enrichment of young children. In doing so, Cryer says she hopes to raise the visibility of and support for many arts organizations in Greenwich and the region.

FRANKLIN STREET WORKS TO BECOME AN ART POP-UP SHOP In celebration of its two-year anniversary, Franklin Street Works Galleries is hosting its first fundraiser party Saturday, Nov. 23, 5-8 p.m. The fundraiser will highlight the collaborations in contemporary art, urban planning, publishing, new media and other fields that have made the space a leading cultural destination in the region. “Art Shop! The Show” will provide the backdrop to the fundraiser and is on view through Dec. 1. The galleries will be transformed into a colorful pop-up shop offering hundreds of new and existing multiples made by artists the space has partnered with in its first two years. Everything in the shop will be for sale the day of the party. Many of the items in “Art Shop!” are being made

especially for the event. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to purchase affordable items by artists who have exhibited at major galleries and museums across the globe. All proceeds will benefit Franklin Street Works. Event tickets are $35 and are discounted for members and students at $25. The party and sale will diversify and grow Franklin Street Works’ funding base in support of the not-for-profit’s unique contemporary art exhibitions and programming. To purchase tickets, visit the Eventbrite page at franklinstreetworksartshop.eventbrite.com or visit the “Get Involved” page on Franklin Street Works’ franklinstreetworks.org/get-involved/.

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BUSINESS JOURNAL ATTACHMENTSFILED Coughlin, Rosanna and Kevin M. Coughlin and Saugatuck Construction Group L.L.C., Wilton. Filed by Connecticut Community Bank N.A., Norwalk. Property: 102 Kent Road, Wilton. Amount: $385,682.19. Filed Oct. 30. Martin, Elsie and Keith Martin, Norwalk. Filed by Notre Dame Convalescent Home Inc., Norwalk. Property: 19 Rock Meadow Road, Norwalk. Amount: $143,286. Filed Oct. 29.

ATTACHMENTSRELEASED Marmo, Peggy M. and Frank Marmo, et al., Newtown. Filed by Cartus Relocation. Property: 1 Valley Field Road, Newtown. Amount: $250,000. Filed Oct. 30. BANKRUPTCIES Lagoon Development Corp., 1100 Summer St., Stamford, chapter 11, filed Oct. 31. Case no. 13-51721. Assetts: $1 million to $10 million. Liabilities: $1 million to $10 million. Creditors: UVA Construction Co. $2.2 million, Frigolino Brothers Construction $350,000, NYC DEEP $55,029, Totilo & Co. $30,250, Magenic Real Estate Services L.L.C. $9,675 and Richard Herzbach $1,964, Type of business: corporation. Debtor’s attorney: James Berman, Zeisler & Zeisler P.C., Bridgeport.

COMMERCIAL

Melwood Contracting Corp., contractor for Compo Acres L.L.C. Perform interior alterations at an existing commercial building, Wells Fargo Bank, 374 Post Road East, Westport. Estimated cost: $9,000. Filed Oct. 29.

Associated Design & Development L.L.C., contractor for William J. Fink. Perform interior renovations at an existing single-family residence, 297 Penburn Drive, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $40,000. Filed Oct. 29.

1 Glendinning Place L.L.C., Westport. Construct an accessory building with a nonhabitable space for commercial purposes, 1 Glendinning Place, Westport. Estimated cost: $3.8 million. Filed Oct. 29.

Nations Roof East L.L.C., Yonkers, N.Y., contractor for Property CT OBJLW One Corp. Reroof an existing commercial building, 2 Greenwich Office Park, Fourth floor, Greenwich. Estimated cost: $151,777. Filed Oct. 29.

Astrom, Torgny, Norwalk. Perform interior renovations at an existing single-family residence, 13 Morgan Ave., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $12,000. Filed Oct. 30.

BUILDING PERMITS

1 to 5 Ann Street L.L.C., Norwalk. Replacement tenant at an existing space, Sweet Lucy Lynn’s, 77 N. Main St., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $25,000. Filed Nov. 1. 3200 Park Avenue L.L.C., Bridgeport. Replace antennas at commercial premises, 3200 Park Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $9,000. Filed Oct. 29. 8 Merritt Place L.L.C., Norwalk. Perform roof maintenance to an existing commercial building, 8 Merritt Place, Norwalk. Estimated cost: $10,500. Filed Nov. 1. A.P. Construction, Stamford, contractor for the city of Norwalk. Perform interior renovations at an existing commercial building, 16 King St., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $3.1 million. Filed Nov. 1. DiNardo Management L.L.C., Trumbull. Fit-out an existing commercial building for Marie’s Restaurant, 920 White Plains Road, Trumbull. Estimated cost: $7,200. Filed Oct. 29. Farnsworth, Paul, Torrington, contractor for AG Phase I L.L.C. Install a passenger elevator, 12 W. Main St., Parcel I, Building J, Norwalk. Estimated cost: $73,358. Filed Oct. 29.

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Office Relocation Management, Farmington, contractor for Pickwick Plaza Associates. Perform interior renovations at an existing commercial building, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, 2 Pickwick Plaza, Greenwich. Estimated cost: $27,990. Filed Oct. 29. Singer, Moses, Bridgeport. Perform interior renovations at an existing commercial building, 356 to 360 Center St., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $10,000. Filed Oct. 29. Trust Realty Corp., contractor for 85 Mill Plain L.L.C. Fit-out an existing commercial building for Bar Method, 85 Mill Plain Road, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $1,500. Filed Oct. 30. Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc., Greenwich. Perform interior alterations at an existing commercial building, Pizzaria Bravo, 1460 Post Road East, Westport. Estimated cost: $150,000. Filed Oct. 29. Wilson Properties L.L.C., Wilton. Perform interior alterations at an existing commercial building, 142 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton. Estimated cost: $30,000. Filed Oct. 25.

REsIdENtIAL

Forestone, Bridgeport. Fit-out an existing commercial building, 350 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $110,000. Filed Oct. 30.

102 KHE L.L.C., Fairfield. Perform interior renovations at an existing single-family residence, 102 Kings Highway, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $35,000. Filed Oct. 30.

JC Canal Associates Remodeling L.L.C., contractor for Ives Investments L.L.C. Fit-out an existing commercial building for TV Eyes, 1150 Post Road, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $375,000. Filed Oct. 29.

3 Valley Heights L.L.C., contractor for 25 Norwalk Avenue L.L.C. Construct a new single-family residence, 25 Norwalk Ave., Westport. Estimated cost: $500,000. Filed Oct. 29.

LVA Stefanidis L.L.C., Norwalk. Replacement tenant at an existing space, Retail Fabric, 174 Main St., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $4,000. Filed Nov. 1.

Able Construction Inc., contractor for Graham Phillips. Construct a new single-family residence, 296 Sherwood drive, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $600,000. Filed Nov. 4.

Manuel’s Painting Inc., contractor for Mercurio Residence. Fit-out an existing commercial building for Unity Pharmacy, 1326 Post Road, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $21,500. Filed Nov. 1.

Appleby, Ilana and Tom Appleby, Norwalk. Construct an accessory building at a single-family residence, 51 Hunt St., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $110,000. Filed Nov. 4.

Astrum Solar Inc., contractor for Michelle Thompson. Install solar panels at an existing single-family residence, 25 Hunter Road, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $14,044. Filed Oct. 31. Bass, Ian-Ben, Fairfield. Repair storm damage to a single-family residence, 495 Lalley Blvd., Fairfield. Estimated cost: $1,800. Filed Oct. 30. Baybrook Remodelers, contractor for Scott Schuster. Add a two-story addition to an existing single-family residence, 4 Pier Way Landing, Westport. Estimated cost: $175,000. Filed Nov. 1. Becker, Michael, contractor for Laura Petiford. Perform external additions at an existing single-family residence, 66 Beaumont St., Fairfield. Estimated cost: $18,000. Filed Oct. 31. Berry, George, contractor for Susann and Christopher Fitch. Perform interior renovations at an existing singlefamily residence, 9 Mallard Lane, Westport. Estimated cost: $14,000. Filed Nov. 1. Bond-Bilt Garages Inc., contractor for Patricia and Jeffrey McHugh. Construct an accessory building at a single-family residence, 31 Judson Road, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $30,000. Filed Nov. 4. Bond-Bilt Garages Inc., contractor for Magnusson Residence. Construct an accessory building at a single-family residence, 1172 Unquowa Road, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $18,000. Filed Nov. 4. Brinckerhoff, Christopher, contractor for Karin and Michael Ashwood. Perform interior renovations at an existing single-family residence, 26 Hamilton Court, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $14,000. Filed Oct. 30. Caiola, Janet and Ben Caiola, Ridgefield. Extend a deck at an existing single-family residence, 20 Lynn Place, Ridgefield. Estimated cost: $7,500. Filed Oct. 28.

Canterbury Development L.L.C., Bridgeport. Add a two-story addition to an existing single-family residence, 59 Rockland Road, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $74,000. Filed Oct. 29. Castillo, Jonathan, Bridgeport. Perform interior renovations at an existing single-family residence, 696 W. Taft Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $2,300. Filed Oct. 30. Celotto Properties, contractor for Alison and Eric Kogan. Perform external additions at an existing singlefamily residence, 18 Rockyfield Road, Westport. Estimated cost: $50,000. Filed Nov. 1. City of Bridgeport. Perform external renovations at an existing single-family residence, 330 Water St., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $47,000. Filed Oct. 29. Clark Construction of Ridgefield, Ridgefield, contractor for Catherine Konstantin. Fit-out an accessory building at a single-family residence, 22 Crockett St., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $15,000. Filed Nov. 1. Connecticut Deck Pros L.L.C., contractor for Donna Nelson. Construct a new deck at an existing single-family residence, 165 Robin Lane, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $6,000. Filed Oct. 29. Design Builders and Remodeling Inc., Ridgefield, contractor for Jennifer and Robert Jasminski. Perform interior renovations at an existing single-family residence, 46 Barry Ave., Ridgefield. Estimated cost: $60,000. Filed Oct. 30. DRJ Builders Inc., contractor for Alin Chelico. Add a two-story addition to an existing single-family residence, 37 Compo Beach Road, Westport. Estimated cost: $75,000. Filed Oct. 29.

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Estes, Anna-Lena and Jon Estes, Fairfield. Perform interior renovations at an existing single-family residence, 136 Roberton Crossing, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $25,000. Filed Nov. 5. Fairfield County Woodworks, contractor for Hornbosterl Residence. Perform interior renovations at an existing single-family residence, 33 Sniffen Road, Westport. Estimated cost: $12,000. Filed Oct. 29. Fleitz, Darlinda and Michael Fleitz, Wilton. Perform interior alterations at a single-family residence, 1 Dark Pond Trail, Wilton. Estimated cost: $60,000. Filed Oct. 29.

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on the record Gardella, Walter, contractor for Hedda and Lewis Goldman. Perform interior renovations at an existing single-family residence, 200 Lansdowne, Westport. Estimated cost: $35,000. Filed Oct. 31. Gary O’Brien Remodeling Contractor, contractor for Donna and Brendan Kelly. Perform external additions at an existing single-family residence, 74 Millspaugh Drive, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $35,000. Filed Nov. 1. Garzon, Marcelo, contractor for Vera Kufferman Family Trust. Strip and reroof an existing single-family residence, 2170 Redding Road, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $27,600. Filed Oct. 29. Get Wired Electrical L.L.C., Norwalk, contractor for Lynda Atkin. Perform external renovations at an existing single-family residence, 10 Rolling Lane, Norwalk. Estimated cost: $8,000. Filed Oct. 29. Gidley, Stephen C. Inc., contractor for Patricia and James Gabal. Perform interior renovations at an existing single-family residence, 23 Oak St., Westport. Estimated cost: $125,000. Filed Oct. 31. Giordano, James, Norwalk. Fit-out an accessory building at a singlefamily residence, 30 Van Ness St., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $4,000. Filed Oct. 30. Gitman, Dawn Marie and Jason Gitman, Fairfield. Add a two-story addition to an existing single-family residence, 92 Hanford Drive, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $148,000. Filed Nov. 1. Giuliani Building & Remodeling L.L.C., contractor for Reed Wang. Perform interior and exterior renovations at an existing single-family residence, 5 Jonathan Lane, Westport. Estimated cost: $70,000. Filed Nov. 1. Glantz, Robik, Bridgeport. Construct a new deck at an existing single-family residence, 380 Myrtle Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $4,000. Filed Oct. 30. Goldbach, George M., contractor for Gloria and Peter Garcia. Perform interior renovations at an existing single-family residence, 4 Charcoal Hill Common, Westport. Estimated cost: $10,000. Filed Oct. 31. Gori, Secondo, Bridgeport. Construct a new deck at an existing singlefamily residence, 139 Lawrence St., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $5,400. Filed Oct. 29. Gudas Carpentry L.L.C., contractor for Lee Baldwin and Daniel Hafner. Lay a foundation for a new singlefamily residence, 1316 Pequot Ave., Fairfield. Estimated cost: $814,000. Filed Oct. 31.

Henry Showah Construction L.L.C., contractor for Marna and Frank Lombardo. Perform interior renovations at an existing single-family residence, 439 Fairfield Woods Drive, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $14,600. Filed Nov. 1. Iannelli, Joe, Bridgeport, contractor for 41 Ashton Street L.L.C. Perform interior renovations at an existing single-family residence, 41 Ashton St., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $15,000. Filed Oct. 30. Jain, Sadhan and Vineet Jain, Greenwich. Perform interior renovations at an existing single-family residence, 30 Byram Shore Road, Greenwich. Estimated cost: $1,500. Filed Oct. 29. Jonnic Enterprises L.L.C., contractor for Sally Lyddy. Perform roof maintenance to an existing singlefamily residence, 739 Fairfield Beach Road, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $3,500. Filed Oct. 31. Joseph A. Marino Contractors Inc., Fairfield, contractor for Lynn and Josh Everdell. Add a two-story addition to an existing single-family residence, 83 Fulling Mill Lane, Ridgefield. Estimated cost: $70,000. Filed Oct. 30. Kelly, Michelle and Peter Kelly, Norwalk. Perform interior renovations at an existing single-family residence, 24 Honey Hill Road, Norwalk. Estimated cost: $40,000. Filed Oct. 30. Kovach, Tara and Adam Kovach, Wilton. Perform interior alterations at a single-family residence, 354 Hurlbutt St., Wilton. Estimated cost: $17,800. Filed Oct. 25. KSB Construction, contractor for Maryann and Ronald Stell. Perform interior renovations at an existing single-family residence, 2 Country Road, Westport. Estimated cost: $55,000. Filed Oct. 29. Kucej, Joanne and John Kucej, Fairfield. Lay a foundation for a new single-family residence, 1011 Fairfield Beach Road, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $15,000. Filed Nov. 1. Lahey Construction, contractor for Christina and Donald Sforza. Perform interior renovations at an existing single-family residence, 186 Crest Terrace, Fairfield. Estimated cost: $18,000. Filed Nov. 5. Letourneau, Gisele, Ridgefield. Construct a new single-family residence, 171 Peaceable Ridge Road, Ridgefield. Estimated cost: $662,138. Filed Oct. 30.

Lou Levy Construction, Carmel, N.Y., contractor for Christopher Tanana. Perform interior alterations at a single-family residence, 25 Revere Place, Ridgefield. Estimated cost: $52,886. Filed Oct. 30. Makowski Residence, Norwalk. Perform interior renovations at an existing single-family residence, 25 Boulder Road, Norwalk. Estimated cost: $20,000. Filed Nov. 1.

COURT CASES

Bridgeport District Court 3466 Main Street L.L.C., et al., Stratford. Filed by Robert J. Patrignelli M.D., Fairfield. Plaintiff’s attorney: Neal P. Rogan, Westport. Action: The plaintiff has brought this breach-ofcontract suit against the defendant for its failure to make payments on a commercial promissory note in the amount of $300,000 plus interest. Filed Oct. 29. Case no. 6039021. ADC Supply Corp., et al., Boston, Mass. Filed by the estate of Charles Stempert, Oxford. Plaintiff’s attorney: Christopher Meisenkothen, New Haven. Action: The plaintiff has brought this product liability suit against the defendant who was negligent in not warning the plaintiff of the dangers of working with asbestos products. Filed Oct. 29. Case no. 6039034. Big Bubba’s BBQ L.L.C., et al., Uncasville. Filed by Reinhart Food Service L.L.C., Taunton, Mass. Plaintiff’s attorney: Howard E. Kantrovitz, Hamden. Action: The plaintiff has brought this breach-of-contract suit against the defendant for failing to make payments on a line of credit for the sum of $44,893.87 that the plaintiff had provided the defendant on an open account. Filed Oct. 29. Case no. 6039001. Bugaj Contractors Company L.L.C., Fairfield. Filed by LM Insurance Corp., Boston, Mass. Plaintiff’s attorney: Howard Evan Ignal, Bridgeport. Action: The plaintiff has brought this suit of a breach-of-contract against the defendant who has defaulted on its contractual agreement to pay a workers’ compensation policy in the amount of $14,810. Filed Oct. 30. Case no. 6039044. Circor Aerospace Inc., et al., Corona, Calif. Filed by CB Technical Sales Inc., Easton. Plaintiff’s attorney: J. Vance Hancock, Wilton. Action: The plaintiff has brought this breach-of-contract suit against the defendant for failing to pay commission for services performed by the plaintiff. Filed Nov. 1. Case no. 6039087.

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Greenworks Builders L.L.C., et al., New Milford. Filed by Richards Building Supply I L.L.C., Bridgeport. Plaintiff’s attorney: Steven A. Sugarmann, New Haven. Action: The plaintiff has brought this breach-ofcontract suit against the defendant for failing to make payments on a line of credit for the sum of $3,608.93 that the plaintiff had provided it on an open credit. Filed Oct. 29. Case no. 6039031. Innoteq Inc., Stratford. Filed by Poplar Tool & Manufacturing Company Inc., Bridgeport. Plaintiff’s attorney: Eric M. Gross, Bridgeport. Action: The plaintiff has brought this breachof-contract suit against the defendant for failing to pay $133,879.77 for services and supplies delivered to the defendant. Filed Oct. 29. Case no. 6039036. Roberto’s of Monroe L.L.C., Monroe. Filed by Mary Grace Marchionni, Cape Canaveral, Fla. Plaintiff’s attorney: Paul M. Cramer, Fairfield. Action: The plaintiff has brought this suit against the defendant for injuries that the plaintiff had sustained due to the alleged negligence of the defendant. Filed Oct. 31. Case no. 6039068. The Woman’s Club of Greenwich, Greenwich. Filed by Cesar Alvarez, Trumbull. Plaintiff’s attorney: Dennis A. Bradley, Bridgeport. Action: The plaintiff’s employment was terminated with no cause given. Filed Oct. 29. Case no. 6039032. Town of Trumbull. Filed by Mark IV Construction Company Inc., Bridgeport. Plaintiff’s attorney: Jared Cohane, Hartford. Action: The plaintiff has brought this breach-of-contract suit against the defendant for failing to pay for construction services that were provided the defendant in the amount of $26 million. The plaintiff has incurred additional cost in the amount of $2.7 million. Filed Oct. 30. Case no. 6039052. Walgreen Eastern Company Inc., Stratford. Filed by Kathleen Coffey, Stratford. Plaintiff’s attorney: Jeffrey D. Lynch, Woodbridge. Action: The plaintiff has brought this suit against the defendant for injuries the plaintiff sustained due to the alleged negligence of the defendant. Filed Oct. 29. Case no. 6039011. Watchdog Properties L.L.C., Stratford. Filed by Cheyenne’s Daycare & Early Learning Center L.L.C., Bridgeport. Plaintiff’s attorney: Karen Donnelly, New Haven. Action: The plaintiff has brought this breach-ofcontract suit against the defendant for failing to adhere to the written and oral agreement pertaining to the leased premises. Filed Oct. 30. Case no. 6039041.

Stamford District Court B Stamford L.L.C., et al., Hartford. Filed by Ideal Electric Limited L.L.C., et al., Oxford. Plaintiff’s attorney: Justin K. Falco, Shelton. Action: The plaintiff has brought this suit to foreclose on a mechanic’s lien against the defendant for services performed on a premises located in Stamford. Filed Oct. 30. Case no. 6020307. Brian Connors and Company L.L.C., Stamford. Filed by Connecticut Thermofoam L.L.C., Norwalk. Plaintiff’s attorney: Monte E. Frank, Danbury. Action: The plaintiff has brought this breach-of-contract suit against the defendant for failing to pay for construction services that were provided the defendant in the amount of $15,851. Filed Oct. 28. Case no. 6020271. Housing Authority of the town of Greenwich. Filed by Maria Higbie, Greenwich. Plaintiff’s attorney: Catherine R. Keenan and Philip Russell. Action: The plaintiff has brought this breach-of-contract suit against the defendant for its failure to adhere to a Declaration of Restrictions filed in the Greenwich town clerk’s office. Filed Oct. 28. Case no. 6020272. Ram Construction L.L.C., Stamford. Filed by LM Insurance Corp., Boston, Mass. Plaintiff’s attorney: Howard Evan Ignal, Bridgeport. Action: The plaintiff has brought this breach-of-contract suit against the defendant which has defaulted on its contractual agreement to pay a workers’ compensation policy in the amount of $56,359. Filed Nov. 1. Case no. 6020322. Steep Hill Enterprises L.L.C. d.b.a. Tutor Time Child, et al., Weston. Filed by Charles Quinn, Fairfield. Plaintiff’s attorney: John J. Mager, Milford. Action: The plaintiff has brought this suit against the defendant for injuries that the plaintiff had sustained due to the alleged negligence of the defendant. Filed Oct. 29. Case no. 6020293.

SUPERIOR COURT American Medical Systems Inc., et al. Filed by Phyllis and Abraham Schachter. Plaintiff’s attorney: David M. Barnard. Action: The plaintiff has brought this suit against the defendant for injuries that the plaintiff had sustained due to the alleged negligence of the defendant as a result of a mesh implant. Filed Oct. 30. Case no. 13cv1594.

American Medical Systems Inc., et al. Filed by Carlene Braun. Plaintiff’s attorney: David M. Barnard. Action: The plaintiff has brought this suit against the defendant for injuries that the plaintiff had sustained due to the alleged negligence of the defendant as a result of a mesh implant. Filed Oct. 30. Case no. 13cv1595. American Medical Systems Inc., et al. Filed by Marinet and Edward Perez. Plaintiff’s attorney: David M. Barnard. Action: The plaintiff has brought this suit against the defendant for injuries that the plaintiff had sustained due to the alleged negligence of the defendant as a result of a mesh implant. Filed Oct. 30. Case no. 13cv1596. American Medical Systems Inc., et al. Filed by Lynn and Steven Mangini. Plaintiff’s attorney: David M. Barnard. Action: The plaintiff has brought this suit against the defendant for injuries that the plaintiff had sustained due to the alleged negligence of the defendant as a result of a mesh implant. Filed Oct. 28. Case no. 13cv1568. Eastern Account Systems of CT Inc., et al. Filed by Matthew Petrides. Plaintiff’s attorney: Sergei Lemberg, Stamford. Action: The plaintiff has brought this violation of the fair debt collections act suit against the defendant for attempting to collect a debt from the plaintiff by using harassment and abusive tactics. Filed Oct. 30. Case no. 13cv1590. Eastern Savings Bank, et al., Hunt Valley, Md. Filed by Christopher M. Coughlin, Greewich. Plaintiff’s attorney: self-represented. Action: The plaintiff has brought this suit regarding fraud caused by the defendant while the plaintiff is in litigation with neighbors due to an easement right. Filed Oct. 31. Case no. 13cv1597. Sony Music Entertainment, et al., New York City. Filed by Big Score Entertainment L.L.C., et al., Stratford. Plaintiff’s attorneys: David S. Golub, Jonathan M. Levine and Daniel S. Jo, Stamford. Action: The plaintiff has brought this violation of copyright infringement suit against the defendant for playing music without a valid licensing agreement with the plaintiff. Filed Oct. 31. Case no. 13cv1601.

DEEDS

COMMERCIAL Carthage Street L.L.C., Fairfield. Seller: Perciles Kokenos, Fairfield. Property: 6 to 8 to 10 Carthage St., Fairfield. Amount: $246,667. Filed Oct. 21.


on the record Carthage Street L.L.C., Fairfield. Seller: Perciles Kokenos, Fairfield. Property: 12 to 14 to 16 Carthage St., Fairfield. Amount: $246,667. Filed Oct. 21.

Alavi, Mehboob M., Stamford. Seller: Mumtaz and Furkan A.R. Kudia, Easton. Property: 20 North St., Unit 6-1, Stamford. Amount: $110,000. Filed Oct. 30.

Bilias Lolis, Evagelia and Elias Lolis, Stamford. Seller: Denise and Thomas M. Carnevale, Stamford. Property: 196 Mayapple Road, Stamford. Amount: $712,000. Filed Nov. 1.

Carthage Street L.L.C., Fairfield. Seller: Perciles Kokenos, Fairfield. Property: 18 to 20 to 22 Carthage St., Fairfield. Amount: $246,667. Filed Oct. 21.

Aldeen, Karin L., Bridgewater. Seller: Newbury Village L.L.C., Brookfield. Property: 50 Great Heron Lane, Brookfield. Amount: $459,900. Filed Nov. 1.

Bishop, Kimberly J. Thulin and Christopher T. Bishop, Ridgefield. Seller: Alethea S. and John M. Lutz, Ridgefield. Property: 200 St. John’s Road, Ridgefield. Amount: $1.9 million. Filed Oct. 31.

Jamm Real Estate L.L.C., Hopewell Junction, N.Y. Seller: Blackstone Industries Inc., Ridgefield. Property: 16 Stony Hill Road and 4 Garella Road, Bethel. Amount: $2.6 million. Filed Nov. 1.

Ali, Anderson B., Norwalk. Seller: New Wave Construction Inc., Danbury. Property: 37 Forest Ave., Danbury. Amount: $130,000. Filed Oct. 31.

QuIt CLAIM Terracciano, Michele, Norwalk. Seller: Jaime Troiano, Norwalk. Property: 38 Nash Place, Unit 3, Norwalk. Amount: $158,250. Filed Oct. 28.

REsIdENtIAL 10 Taunton Lane L.L.C., Torrington. Seller: Beth-Ann and Michael Fenton, New York City. Property: 10 Taunton Lane, Newtown. Amount: $595,000. Filed Oct. 31. 18 Halock Drive L.L.C., Greenwich. Seller: Robert C. Dobbs Jr., Alexandria, Va. Property: 39 Hettiefred Road, Greenwich. Amount: $450,000. Filed Oct. 21. 36 Signal Hill Road L.L.C., Wilton. Seller: OWB REO L.L.C., Austin, Texas. Property: 36 Signal Hill Road, Wilton. Amount: $412,000. Filed Nov. 1. 52 Le Grande Avenue L.L.C., Greenwich. Seller: Catherine and John A. Squillace, Greenwich. Property: 52 Le Grande Ave., Greenwich. Amount: $350,000. Filed Oct. 21. 55 East Avenue L.L.C., Norwalk. Seller: Neil L. Druks, Norwalk. Property: 55 East Ave., Norwalk. Amount: $400,000. Filed Oct. 31. Able Construction Inc., Norwalk. Seller: Helen R. and Alexander J. Phillips, New York City. Property: 45 Buckley Avenue North, Westport. Amount: $650,000. Filed Oct. 29. Abt, Suzanne and Thomas W. Abt, Carmel, N.Y. Seller: Toll CT III L.P., Newtown. Property: 225 Center Meadow Lane, Danbury. Amount: $269,000. Filed Oct. 31. Advanced Funding L.L.C., Greenwich. Seller: Nationstar Mortgage L.L.C., Lewisville, Texas. Property: 16 Chapel St., Greenwich. Amount: $357,000. Filed Oct. 29.

Allison, Sharon and Steven Allison, Stratford. Seller: Daniel Zinkewich, Stratford. Property: 34 Highland Terrace, Stratford. Amount: $168,000. Filed Nov. 1. Amendola, Kimberly, Stamford. Seller: Alice Byrd, Darien. Property: 115 Fillow St., Unit 45, Norwalk. Amount: $205,000. Filed Oct. 29. Baber Weaver, Elizabeth and Charles Allen Weaver Jr., Stratford. Seller: Rebecca A. Miklus and Anthony J. Martin, Stratford. Property: 188 Plymouth St., Stratford. Amount: $275,000. Filed Oct. 31. Bachman, Scott T., Norwalk. Seller: Thomas Leonard Ferraro, Rocky Hill. Property: 19 Morton St., Norwalk. Amount: $37,777.78. Filed Oct. 30. Balser, Virginia and Stephen Balser, Danbury. Seller: Marian D. Pierce, Norwalk. Property: 237 Newtown Ave., Norwalk. Amount: $562,500. Filed Oct. 31. Banta, Vikul, Waltham, Mass. Seller: Ludwight Rigueur, Stamford. Property: 1106 E. Main St., Unit 17A3, Stamford. Amount: $150,000. Filed Oct. 29. Barghaus, Julie and Peter Barghaus, Danbury. Seller: Union Savings Bank, Danbury. Property: 23 Mirijo Road, Danbury. Amount: $235,350. Filed Oct. 29.

Beaverson, Kathryn N. and Jeremy J. Beaverson, Stamford. Seller: Sandra W. and Frederick J. Kearney, Stamford. Property: 8 Victoria Lane, Stamford. Amount: $1.3 million. Filed Oct. 28. Best Luck Realty L.L.C., Bridgeport. Seller: Citimortgage Inc., O’Fallon, Mo. Property: 143 to 145 Olive St., Bridgeport. Amount: $55,000. Filed Oct. 28. Bibb, Christy, Danbury. Seller: John J. Graziano and Joseph Vuolo, Danbury. Property: 166 Old Brookfield Road, Unit 4-5, Danbury. Amount: $225,000. Filed Oct. 28.

Bolton, Meagan, Stratford. Seller: Susan E. Connors, Stratford. Property: 139 Sunnybank Ave., Stratford. Amount: $183,000. Filed Oct. 31. Bottalico, Lorraine and Anthony Bottalico, Danbury. Seller: Toll CT III L.P., Newtown. Property: 202 Center Meadow Lane, Danbury. Amount: $275,275. Filed Oct. 30. Boyce, Nicole and Sheldon Boyce, Stamford. Seller: Patricia K. Zakhar, Norwalk. Property: 11 Hideaway Lane, Norwalk. Amount: $364,000. Filed Oct. 30. Braga, Christiane A. and Elias P. Braga Jr., Danbury. Seller: Maria J. Freitas, Danbury. Property: 12 to 16 E. Scuppo Road, Unit J66, Danbury. Amount: $110,000. Filed Oct. 31. Braja, Stanley J. Jr., Danbury. Seller: Toll CT III L.P., Newtown. Property: 215 Center Meadow Lane, Danbury. Amount: $280,596. Filed Oct. 31. Brown, Joan M. and John Brown, Bradenton, Fla. Seller: Trisha H. and Morton R. Lewis, Bethel. Property: 134 Rockwell Road, Bethel. Amount: $160,000. Filed Nov. 1. Burke, Kimberly and William M. Connors, Darien. Seller: Nancy Usic and Elizabeth B. Wernqvist, Norwalk. Property: 46 Hunt St., Norwalk. Amount: $752,500. Filed Oct. 31. Bylyku, Eva, Fairfield. Seller: Wells Fargo Bank N.A., Frederick, Md. Property: 1663 Stratfield Road, Fairfield. Amount: $256,500. Filed Oct. 21. Calcagno, Haydee, Stratford. Seller: Carla Misurale, Stratford. Property: 1280 North Ave., Stratford. Amount: $200,000. Filed Nov. 1. Carey, Margaret M., Lewisboro, N.Y. Seller: Mona Mandia, Norwalk. Property: 217 Olmstead Hill Road, Wilton. Amount: $550,000. Filed Oct. 18.

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on the record Carlson, Dina and Matthew Carlson, Norwalk. Seller: Kyong Eun Kim and Jahnny Kim, Fairfield. Property: 3 Ruta Court, Westport. Amount: $825,000. Filed Oct. 31. Carregal, Joann and Frank Verni, Greenwich. Seller: Melissa H. and James T. Raezer, Greenwich. Property: 1044 North St., Greenwich. Amount: $1.05 million. Filed Oct. 29. Caruso, Joanne and Alexander Caruso and Patrick Caruso, Sandy Hook. Seller: Toll CT II L.P., Newtown. Property: 19 Huntington Ridge Lane, Unit 10, Bethel. Amount: $466,372. Filed Oct. 28. Castilla, Reinaldo, Danbury. Seller: Ardith J and Benjamin E. Castruccio, Danbury. Property: 15 Crown St., Danbury. Amount: $143,000. Filed Oct. 31. Cavaliere, Michael, Stratford. Seller: Michael H. Shenkman, Albuquerque, N.M.; John Max Kristy, Joshua David Kristy; Jacob Samuel Kristy and Jaime Peter Kristy; and Lynda S. Kristy, Fairfield. Property: 549B Narangansett Lane, Stratford. Amount: $189,000. Filed Nov. 1. Chen, Kangyan, Stamford. Seller: Gabriella and Luz M. Gomez, Stamford. Property: 85 Cedar Heights Road, Stamford. Amount: $110,319. Filed Nov. 1.

Cushing, Gretta, Westport. Seller: Monica and Edward F. Kelly, Westport. Property: 6 Guyer Road, Westport. Amount: $665,000. Filed Nov. 1. DaEira, Kristina-Lyn C. and James D. DaEira, Shelton. Seller: William K. Elwood, Port Orange, Fla. Property: 185 High Park Ave., Stratford. Amount: $95,000. Filed Oct. 31. Dan, Mary Lou, Milford. Seller: Shirley LaRusso, Stratford. Property: 125 Walnut St., Stratford. Amount: $373,800. Filed Oct. 29. Day, Kathleen D. and Christopher B. Day, Stratford. Seller: Joanne G. Jennigns, Stratford. Property: 121 Spruce St., Stratford. Amount: $515,000. Filed Nov. 1. De Marquez, Juana P. Suero, Danbury. Seller: Teemerose A. Brockett, Danbury. Property: 25 Mountainville Ave., Danbury. Amount: $132,000. Filed Oct. 31. Deary, Michael, Katonah, N.Y. Seller: Dorothy and Brian T. Jones, Danbury. Property: 49 Benson Drive, Danbury. Amount: $302,000. Filed Oct. 31. Decker, Constance H., Bethel. Seller: Toll CT III L.P., Newtown. Property: 31 Woods Lane, Newtown. Amount: $402,257. Filed Oct. 28.

Cheng, Tianle and Terrence Tseng, Norwalk. Seller: Mary Ruggiero, Westport. Property: 26 Fillow St., Westport. Amount: $775,000. Filed Oct. 28.

DePinto, Christine and Dominick DePinto, Norwalk. Seller: Round Hill Road Associates L.L.C., Shelton. Property: 960 Mill Hill Terrace, Fairfield. Amount: $1.2 million. Filed Oct. 22.

Chu, Chongyuan and Wei Xiao, Stamford. Seller: Heather and Vincent P. Lubrano, Stamford. Property: 1900 Summer St., Unit 13, Stamford. Amount: $575,400. Filed Oct. 30.

DeYounge, Joy, Hamden. Seller: Amy L. and Zachary A. Schendel, Stratford. Property: 177 Patterson Ave., Stratford. Amount: $251,500. Filed Oct. 29.

Condon, Therese and Francis B. Condon III, Marietta, Ga. Seller: Kacey M and Timothy R. B. Daubenspeck, Ridgefield. Property: 87 Nursery Road, Ridgefield. Amount: $1.1 million. Filed Nov. 1.

Dipaolo, Ronnie Lynn and Anthony Dipaolo, Greenwich. Seller: U.S. Bank Trust N.A., Salt Lake City, Utah. Property: 31 Valley Drive, Unit 31, Greenwich. Amount: $769,000. Filed Oct. 30.

Cordio, Ronald M., Danbury. Seller: Marchelle L. and Steve J. Lageux, Danbury. Property: 20 Hickory St., Danbury. Amount: $219,000. Filed Oct. 31.

Distefano, Lauren and Michael P. Dominick, Norwalk. Seller: Tammi Peterson, Fairfield. Property: 240 Oakwood Drive, Fairfield. Amount: $390,000. Filed Oct. 18.

Corte Real, Antonio J., Danbury. Seller: Claudette Field, Rumford, R.I. Property: 3 Clearbrook Road, Danbury. Amount: $277,000. Filed Oct. 31.

Donahue, William, Stamford. Seller: Toll CT III L.P., Newtown. Property: 204 Center Meadow Lane, Danbury. Amount: $305,328. Filed Oct. 31.

Cruz, Mario A., Norwalk. Seller: The Bank of New York Mellon, trustee, New York City. Property: 10 Ingalls Ave., Norwalk. Amount: $175,000. Filed Nov. 1.

Dougiello, Carla L. and Matthew C. Hautau, Fairfield. Seller: Debra and Jeremy Kortmansky, Fairfield. Property: 181 Hanford Drive, Fairfield. Amount: $715,000. Filed Oct. 25.

Dube, Corina L. and Brian J. Dube, Brewster, N.Y. Seller: Charles Tressan, New Fairfield. Property: 11 Old Orchard Road, New Fairfield. Amount: $265,000. Filed Oct. 31.

FORECLOSURES Alston, Lacy, et al. Creditor: JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., Jacksonville, Fla. Property: 92 Virginia Ave., Bridgeport. Mortgage default. Filed Oct. 28. Aprea, Patrick J. Creditor: OneWest Bank N.A., Pasadena, Calif. Property: 152 Ponus Ave., Norwalk. Mortgage default. Filed Oct. 28. Barragan, Rafael, et al. Creditor: Green Tree Servicing L.L.C., Tempe, Fla. Property: 26 Peace St., Danbury. Mortgage default. Filed Oct. 28. Briceno, Juan, et al. Creditor: Federal National Mortgage Association, Beaverton, Ore. Property: 242 to 244 Orchard St., Bridgeport. Mortgage default. Filed Oct. 28. Distefano, William P. Creditor: Wells Fargo Bank N.A., Frederick, Md. Property: 71 Osborne Ave., Norwalk. Mortgage default. Filed Oct. 28.

Shau, Yung Fai and Yung Sun Shau, et al. Creditor: Aurora Loan Servicing L.L.C., Lewisville, Texas. Property: 69 Deerfield St., Fairfield. Mortgage default. Filed Oct. 22.

Bhagat, Ena, Ridgefield. $3,389.85, in favor of Danbury Hospital, Danbury, by Robert L. Peat, Danbury. Property: 66 Grove St., Unit C16, Ridgefield. Filed Oct. 23.

Vera, Magali, et al. Creditor: Deutsche Bank National Trust, trustee, Salt Lake City, Utah. Property: 217 Woodend Road, Stratford. Mortgage default. Filed Nov. 1.

Buchta, James C., Trumbull. $208,860.06, in favor of Bank of America N.A., Denver, Col., by Joseph M. Tobin, New Haven. Property: 181 Driftwood Lane, Trumbull. Filed Oct. 28.

Walker, Patricia A. and Jackson R. Walker Jr., et al. Creditor: PNC Bank N.A., Miamisburg, Ohio. Property: 187 to 189 Middle River Road, Danbury. Mortgage default. Filed Oct. 30. Wanek, Darylene M. and Walter J. Wanek, et al. Creditor: The Bank of New York Mellon, trustee, Simi Valley, Calif. Property: 34 Hudson Drive, New Fairfield. Mortgage default. Filed Oct. 28. Wells, Leyda D., et al. Creditor: Deutsche Bank National Trust, trustee, Pasadena, Calif. Property: 749 to 751 Iranistan Ave., Bridgeport. Mortgage default. Filed Oct. 28.

FORECLOSURES BY SALE

Gamarro, Jorge (estate), et al. Creditor: city of Bridgeport. Property: 167 to 169 Bradley St., Bridgeport. Water lien. Filed Oct. 28.

JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., Columbus, Ohio. Appointed Committee: Susan Rothenberg. Property: 29 Van Buren Ave., Unit I-10, Norwalk. Amount: $153,968. Docket no. FST 09cv6002757S. Filed Oct. 28.

Jaser, Carolina, et al. Creditor: Bayview Loan Servicing L.L.C., Coral Gables, Fla. Property: 475 Harral Ave., Bridgeport. Mortgage default. Filed Oct. 28.

Kalcar Corp., Stratford. Appointed Committee: Estate of Bruce A. Levin. Property: 890 Cutspring Road, Stratford. Amount: $150,500. Docket no. 11cv6018113S. Filed Nov. 1.

Kadish, Cynthia and Laurence Kadish, et al. Creditor: Wells Fargo Bank N.A., Frederick, Md. Property: 333 Vincellette St., Unit 46, Bridgeport. Mortgage default. Filed Oct. 28.

Klesh, Dana, Brookfield. Appointed Committee: J. Timothy Deaklin. Property: 8 Knollwood Drive, Newtown. Amount: $49,000. Docket no. DBD 12cv6010289S. Filed Oct. 31.

Korson, Megan E. Creditor: Wells Fargo Bank N.A., Frederick, Md. Property: 250 Greenwood Ave., Bethel. Mortgage default. Filed Oct. 28.

Trimodia L.L.C., Stamford. Appointed Committee: Nicholas William Vitti Jr., Stamford. Property: 287 Hamilton Ave., Apt. 5B, Stamford. Amount: $176,000, No. FST 11cv6011222S. Filed Oct. 31.

Landini, Christa A. and Lawrence Landini. Creditor: The Bank of New York Mellon, trustee, Simi Valley, Calif. Property: 92 Lovers Lane, Fairfield. Mortgage default. Filed Oct. 18. Perusse, Gertrude C. Creditor: The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, D.C. Property: 190 Prospect Drive, Stratford. Mortgage default. Filed Oct. 31. Roberts, Gayle P. Creditor: Deutsche Bank National Trust, trustee, Santa Ana, Calif. Property: 39 Whortleberry Road, Redding. Mortgage default. Filed Oct. 29.

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JUDGMENTS Anderson, Sherron M. and Kenneth Anderson, Danbury. $3,113.10, in favor of New Milford Hospital, New Milford, by Karen E. Lahey, Waterbury. Property: 22 Patch St., Danbury. Filed Oct. 31. Anka, Bela, Stratford. $1,509.42, in favor of Asset Acceptance L.L.C., Warren, Mich., by Joseph M. Tobin, New Haven. Property: 245 Lordship Road, Stratford. Filed Oct. 28.

Bueno, Daniel Antonio, Danbury. $37,827.61, in favor of Danbury Hospital, Danbury, by V. Michael Simko Jr., Shelton. Property: 13 Linron Drive, Danbury. Filed Oct. 28. Butler, Lori a., Old Greenwich. $2,970.90, in favor of Cavalry SPV I L.L.C., Valhalla, N.Y., by Nathan G. Johnson, Pawtucket, R.I. Property: 23 Maple Drive, Old Greenwich. Filed Oct. 21. Cadette, Magnetta, Stratford. $8,984.21, in favor of Cavalry SPV I L.L.C., Valhalla, N.Y., by Nathan G. Johnson, Pawtucket, R.I. Property: 136 General St., Stratford. Filed Oct. 28. Carolyn Properties L.L.C., and Carolyn and Jay M. Haverson, Greenwich. Filed by $20,229.26, in favor of West Haven Lumber Company Inc., West Haven, by David L. Weiss, East Haven. Property: 63 Church St., Unit B, Greenwich. Filed Oct. 22.

Hamm Viguera, Lisa, Norwalk. $1,579.03, in favor of Cavalry SPV I L.L.C., Valhalla, N.Y., by Joseph M. Tobin, New Haven. Property: 250 Flax Hill Road, Norwalk. Filed Oct. 30. Hanna, Thomas, Danbury. $3,132.12, in favor of Western Connecticut Medical Group, Danbury, by Robert L. Peat, Danbury. Property: 87A Driftway Road, Danbury. Filed Oct. 28. House Jaffe, Joyce E., Ridgefield. $7,270.73, in favor of Capital One N.A., Richmond, Va., by Russell L. London, Newington. Property: 29 Stony Hill Road, Ridgefield. Filed Nov. 1. Igoe, Andrew, Norwalk. $20,005.14, in favor of Asset Acceptance L.L.C., Warren, Mich., by Joseph M. Tobin, New Haven. Property: 91 Witch Lane, Norwalk. Filed Oct. 30. Johnson, Richard A. and William Mohs, Trumbull. $5,730.88, in favor of Asset Acceptance L.L.C., Warren, Mich., by Joseph M. Tobin, New Haven. Property: 30 Roxbury Lane, Bridgeport. Filed Oct. 28. Johnson, William M., Fairfield. $2,352.35, in favor of Credit Management Corp., Madison, by John N. Rich, Madison. Property: 88 Rhoda Ave., Fairfield. Filed Oct. 28.

Carter, Robert P., Bridgeport. $2,311.79, in favor of Capital One N.A., Richmond, Va., by Christopher T. Moylan, East Hartford. Property: 1406 Park Ave., Bridgeport. Filed Oct. 28.

Latorre-Gonez, Doris, Bridgeport. $6,228, in favor of St. Mark’s Day Care Center Inc., Bridgeport, by Karen E. Lahey, Waterbury. Property: 54 Harlem Ave., Bridgeport. Filed Oct. 28.

Conlan, Michael D., Ridgefield. $1,867.29, in favor of Capital One N.A., Richmond, Va., by Russell L. London, Newington. Property: 2 Island Path, Ridgefield. Filed Nov. 1.

Macari, James, Stamford. $8,268.69, in favor of Pitney Bowes Federal Credit Union, Stamford, by John R. Fiore, Norwalk. Property: 22 Melrose Place, Stamford. Filed Oct. 28.

Davin, Kenneth, Monroe. $5,330.58, in favor of Cach L.L.C., Denver, Colo., by Joseph M. Tobin, New Haven. Property: 619 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe. Filed Oct. 28.

Malaver, Mauricio A., Fairfield. $2,434.43, in favor of Wells Fargo Financial National Bank, Frederick, Md., by Sara M. Gould, Stamford. Property: 69 Sunnyridge Ave., Fairfield. Filed Oct. 28.

Deleo, Diane T., Trumbull. $3,389.47, in favor of American Express Centurion Bank, New York City, by Sara M. Gould, Stamford. Property: 20 Tashua Road, Trumbull. Filed Oct. 28. Gilmartin, Lynn J., Ridgefield. $8,060.99, in favor of Capital One N.A., Richmond, Va., by Russell L. London, Newington. Property: 195 Saint John’s Road, Ridgefield. Filed Nov. 1. Gulsum, Erol, Fairfield. $12,796.90, in favor of Cach L.L.C., Denver, Colo., by Joseph M. Tobin, New Haven. Property: 32 Brookside Drive, Fairfield. Filed Oct. 17.

Marter, Melissa A., Stratford. $760.68, in favor of Asset Acceptance L.L.C., Warren, Mich., by Joseph M. Tobin, New Haven. Property: 105 Canary Place, Stratford. Filed Oct. 28. Masheck, Walter, Fairfield. $1,028.61, in favor of Eder Brothers Inc., West Haven. Property: by Stuart A. Margolis, New Haven. Property: Lot 14, Map 1766, Fairfield. Filed Oct. 28. McMichael, Patricia, Bridgeport. $1,210.05, in favor of GE Capital Retail Bank, Draper, Utah, by Christopher T. Moylan, East Hartford. Property: 357 Alba Ave., Bridgeport. Filed Oct. 28.


on the record Menz, Thomas, Stratford. $1,198.68, in favor of Cavalry SPV I L.L.C., Valhalla, N.Y., by Joseph M. Tobin, New Haven. Property: 259 Washington Parkway, Stratford. Filed Oct. 28. Montoya, Shante, Stratford. $3,274.90, in favor of Asset Acceptance L.L.C., Warren, Mich., by Joseph M. Tobin, New Haven. Property: 37 Clarendon St., Stratford. Filed Oct. 28. Murphy, Kathy G., Monroe. $6,463.95, in favor of Stamford Hospital, Stamford, by Sara M. Gould, Stamford. Property: 13 Spinning Wheel Road, Monroe. Filed Oct. 28. Murphy, Michael G., Danbury. $2,755.36, in favor of Sikorsky Financial Credit Union Inc., Stratford, by Joseph M. Tobin, New Haven. Property: 25 Padanaram Road, Danbury. Filed Oct. 28. O’Brien, James, Sherman. $2,426.43, in favor of Western Connecticut Medical Group, Danbury, by Robert L. Peat, Danbury. Property: 22 Terrace Drive, Sherman. Filed Oct. 24. Plummer, Marie, New Fairfield. $1,223.45, in favor of New Milford Hospital, New Milford, by Robert L. Peat, Danbury. Property: 4 E. Lake Road, New Fairfield. Filed Oct. 28. Plummer, Marie, New Fairfield. $2,904.05, in favor of Danbury Hospital, Danbury, by Robert L. Peat, Danbury. Property: 4 E. Lake Road, New Fairfield. Filed Oct. 30. Rivera, Richard, Redding. $485.33, in favor of Carluzzi’s Georgetown Market L.L.C., Bethel, by Robert L. Peat, Danbury. Property: 33 Old Stagecoach Road, Redding. Filed Oct. 23. Rowley, Willard, Redding. $1,250.90, in favor of Richard Baranello D.D.S., Cos Cob, by Karen E. Lahey, Waterbury. Property: 12 Marchant Road, Redding. Filed Oct. 28. Stephens, Jacqueline, Norwalk. $16,567.04, in favor of Asset Acceptance L.L.C., Warren, Mich., by Joseph M. Tobin, New Haven. Property: 36 Deepwood Lane, Norwalk. Filed Oct. 30. Warburton, Dawnett, Stratford. $4,535.16, in favor of Asset Acceptance L.L.C., Warren, Mich., by Joseph M. Tobin, New Haven. Property: 138 Laughlin Road East, Stratford. Filed Oct. 28. White, Lillian, Norwalk. $4,972.98, in favor of Northeast Alliance FCU, Bardonia, N.Y., by Philip H. Monogan, Waterbury. Property: 85 Bouton St., Norwalk. Filed Oct. 30.

Yuen, Bruce K., Ridgefield. $25,207.35, in favor of Capital One N.A., Richmond, Va., by Russell L. London, Newington. Property: 86 Blackman Road, Ridgefield. Filed Nov. 1. Zaccone, Theresa L., Ridgefield. $730.26, in favor of Capital One N.A., Richmond, Va., by Russell L. London, Newington. Property: 38 W. Branchville Road, Ridgefield. Filed Nov. 1. Zahorsky, Brian, Bridgeport. $809.12, in favor of Danbury Emergency Services, Danbury, by Christopher T. Moylan, East Hartford. Property: 839 Ruth St., Bridgeport. Filed Oct. 28.

LIENS

Lewis, Ralph A. III, 125 Laurel St., Stratford. $142,530.31, tax debt on income earned. Filed Oct. 28. Mueller, Elizabeth J. and Michael H. Mueller, 144 Florida Road, Ridgefield. $123,378.38, tax debt on income earned. Filed Oct. 23. Nzekwu, Sharon, 705 Wheeler Road, Monroe. $27,863.33, tax debt on income earned. Filed Oct. 28. O’Brien, Colleen M. and John R. Hall, 341 Olmstead Hill Road, Wilton. $71,165.53, tax debt on income earned. Filed Oct. 28. Richardson, Mark J., 142 Stamford Ave., Stamford. $64,573.45, tax debt on income earned. Filed Oct. 29.

FEDERAL TAX LIENSFILED

FEDERAL TAX LIENSRELEASED

Almonte, Gillian, 56 Pembroke Road, Danbury. $64,702.01, tax debt on income earned. Filed Oct. 28.

Babcock, Loreen, 14 Raymond Lane, Wilton. $25,976.32, tax debt on income earned. Filed Oct. 28.

Athanasiou, Mary Ellen and Gus Athanasiou, 51 Pimpewaug Road, Wilton. $2,997.77, tax debt on income earned. Filed Oct. 28.

Baculima Mocha, Selso O., 18 Ives St., Apt. 10, Danbury. $9,335.25, tax debt on income earned. Filed Oct. 29.

Better Lists Inc., 64 Sunnyside Ave., Stamford. $26,028.71, payroll taxes. Filed Oct. 29.

Cardwell, Ruth, 18 William St., Danbury. $7,853.49, tax debt on income earned. Filed Oct. 29.

Coccia, Domenic, 7 Roosevelt St., Norwalk. $34,348.83, tax debt on income earned. Filed Oct. 28.

Cox-Baldwin, Celeste and Duane Baldwin, 19 Woodway Road, Apt. 28, Stamford. $43,657.33, tax debt on income earned. Filed Oct. 29.

Custom Cabinets & Kitchens Inc., P.O. Box 152, Newtown. $17,886.28, payroll taxes and quarterly tax returns. Filed Nov. 4.

Cox-Baldwin, Celeste and Duane Baldwin, 28 Revonah Circle, Stamford. $15,340.03, tax debt on income earned. Filed Oct. 29.

Goodhue, Charles F. Jr., 75 Mile Hill Road South, Newtown. $13,908.41, tax debt on income earned. Filed Nov. 4.

Dagher, Khalil A., 797 Old Stratfield Road, Fairfield. $29,335.80, tax debt on income earned. Filed Oct. 22.

Harding, David, 60 Carroll Road, Fairfield. $120,859.72, trust fund recovery penalty and/or excise taxes imposed. Filed Oct. 28.

Dovale, Alfredo, 36 Liberty St., Danbury. $19,494.70, payroll taxes and quarterly tax returns. Filed Oct. 29.

Hunter, Donald H. Jr., 132 Old Sib Road, Ridgefield. $73,556.25, tax debt on income earned. Filed Oct. 23. Lacey, Nicole F. and Jeffrey W. Lacey, 241 Buena Vista Road, Fairfield. $37,410.95, tax debt on income earned. Filed Oct. 22. Lang, Grant M., 50 N. Lake Shore Drive, Brookfield. $57,552.27, tax debt on income earned. Filed Oct. 28. Lewis, Brittney L. and Ralph A. Lewis, 125 Laurel St., Stratford. $99,055.06, tax debt on income earned. Filed Oct. 28.

Dovale, Alfredo, 36 Liberty St., Danbury. $2,414.50, employer’s federal unemployment tax return. Filed Oct. 29. Etienne, Bernard, 51 Schuyler Ave., Apt. 8B, Stamford. $14,946.63, tax debt on income earned. Filed Oct. 29. Giuliana, Francesco, 4 Roseton Road, New Fairfield. $5,634.31, tax debt on income earned. Filed Oct. 29. Lipira, Eugene M., 196 Redding Road, Georgetown. $112,575.78, tax debt on income earned. Filed Oct. 22.

Magee, Susan and Robert Magee, 193 Ridge Park Ave., Stamford. $4,974.99, tax debt on income earned. Filed Oct. 29. Veliz, Catalino, 19 Lee St., Stamford. $2,698.51, tax debt on income earned. Filed Oct. 29. Wahler, Carol, 5 Dover Road, Westport. $31,508.28, trust fund recovery penalty and/or excise taxes imposed. Filed Oct. 28.

MECHANIC’S LIENSFILED 84 to 86 East Putnam L.L.C., Greenwich. Filed by Waterview Site Services Limited Inc., Westport, by James R. DeVito. Property: 84 to 86 E. Putnam Ave., Greenwich. Amount: $14,000. Filed Oct. 24. George, Cosby and Timothy George, Greenwich. Filed by E.L. Wagner Company Inc., Bridgeport, by Michael Gedney. Property: Greenwich. Amount: $8,670.95. Filed Nov. 1. Kaye, Jeremy E., et al., Greenwich. Filed by Westport Glass Company Inc., Westport, by Dennis A. Grimaldi. Property: 7 Wynn Lane, Greenwich. Amount: $8,575.83. Filed Oct. 23. Nobandegani, Jennifer and Fariborz Nobandegani, Ridgefield. Filed by B and G Enterprise L.L.C., New Haven, by Daniel Barnice. Property: 162 Old West Mountain Road, Ridgefield. Amount: $25,200. Filed Oct. 22. Norwalk Yacht Club, Norwalk. Filed by M.A.R.S. Electric L.L.C., Danbury, by Michael Sekelsky. Property: 10 Nathan Hale Drive, Norwalk. Amount: $50,625.38. Filed Oct. 29. Redcoat Development L.L.C., Westport. Filed by Plimpton & Hills Corp., Hartford, by Jeffrey A. Beckman. Property: 1 Sniffen Road, Westport. Amount: $7,396.37. Filed Oct. 31. Reynolds, Millicent, Fairfield. Filed by Raps Plumbing & Heating Inc., Milford, by Paul Wypychoski. Property: 97 Benson Place, Fairfield. Amount: $4,800. Filed Oct. 22. Schneider, Victoria M., Sherman. Filed by H.G. Page and Sons Inc., Poughkeepsie, N.Y., by William Page. Property: 11 Orchard Beach Road, Sherman. Amount: $22,385.89. Filed Oct. 25.

MECHANIC’S LIENSRELEASED FCA Stratford TOD L.L.C., Stratford. Filed by Tradesmen International L.L.C., Macedonia, Ohio, Maria C. Baker. Property: 1055 Stratford Ave., Stratford. Amount: $74,446.82. Filed Oct. 29.

LIS PENDENS Allen, Calma and Jonathan Allen, Stratford. Filed by Jessica L. Braus, Fairfield, for U.S Bank N.A., trustee, Salt Lake City, Utah. Property: 337 Garibaldi Ave., Stratford. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $205,000, dated January 2006. Filed Oct. 29. Amicucci, Daniel J. and Anthony J. Amicucci, et al., Greenwich. Filed by Howard K. Levine, New Haven, for First Niagara Bank N.A., Buffalo, N.Y. Property: 56 Millbank Ave., Greenwich. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $5 million, dated August 2006. Filed Oct. 31. Breslin, Patrick J., et al., Ridgefield. Filed by Jennifer M. Jason, Hartford, for DLJ Mortgage Capital Inc., New York City. Property: 10 Keeler Close, Ridgefield. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $148,750, dated September 2002. Filed Oct. 28. Cadena, Mario, Stamford. Filed by Amanda Tiernan, West Warwick, R.I, for Deutsche Bank Trust Co., New York City. Property: 60 Meadowpark Avenue West, Stamford. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $391,000, dated November 2005. Filed Oct. 31. Cano, Margarita and David Cano, Norwalk. Filed by James W. Donohue, Farmington, for Ocwen Loan Servicing L.L.C., West Palm Beach, Fla. Property: 1 Horizon Drive, Unit 30, Norwalk. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $248,270, dated November 2009. Filed Nov. 1. Carde, Ricardo, et al., Stamford. Filed by Kristen Boyle, Hartford, for PHH Mortgage Corporation, Mount Laurel, N.J. Property: 256 Washington Blvd., Unit 2, Stamford. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $106,475, dated May 2009. Filed Oct. 30.

Chang, Alfredo, Greenwich. Filed by James W. Donohue, Farmington, for HSBC Bank USA N.A., Buffalo, N.Y. Property: 16 Manor Road, Old Greenwich. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $1.2 million, dated October 2007. Filed Oct. 24. Chaunu, Vivian M. and Thierry L. Chaunu, et al., Cos Cob. Filed by Mark Golab, New Rochelle, N.Y., for JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., Columbus, Ohio. Property: 30 Stonebrook Lane, Cos Cob. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $1.5 million, dated August 2007. Filed Oct. 31. Coates, Martin, et al., Bridgeport. Filed by James W. Donohue, Farmington, for Deutsche Bank Trust Co., New York City. Property: 38 to 40 Standish St., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $295,500, dated May 2006. Filed Oct. 28. Cordal, Claudia Y. and Carlos D. Cordal, et al., Stratford. Filed by Kristen Boyle, Hartford, for HSBC Bank USA N.A., Buffalo, N.Y. Property: 52 Cherry St., Stratford. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $279,920, dated April 2005. Filed Oct. 31. Cullinan, Leslie B. and Patrick J. Cullinan, et al., Fairfield. Filed by Joshua Pedreira, Hartford, for Citibank N.A., Sioux Falls S.D. Property: 17 Ermine St., Fairfield. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage dated July 2003. Filed Oct. 21. Curtin, Kerri Ann and Kevin Curtin, et al., Stamford. Filed by James W. Donohue, Farmington, for Wells Fargo Bank N.A., Frederick, Md. Property: 84 Hobson St., Stamford. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $500,000, dated August 2006. Filed Oct. 28. Cyr, Patricia, et al., Stratford. Filed by James W. Donohue, Farmington, for HSBC Bank USA N.A., Buffalo, N.Y. Property: 55 Terrill Road, Stratford. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $150,000, dated December 2005. Filed Nov. 1. Dalles, Linda, Ridgefield. Filed by Christopher R. Thompson, Farmington, for Wells Fargo Bank N.A., Frederick, Md. Property: 50 Olcott Way, Ridgefield. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $100,000, dated July 2002. Filed Oct. 30.

Wells Fargo Bank N.A., Greenwich. Filed by Waterview Site Services Limited Inc., Westport, by James R. DeVito. Property: 21 N. Water St., Greenwich. Amount: $14,560. Filed Oct. 24.

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on the record Debendetto, Michele, et al., Stamford. Filed by Kristen Boyle, Hartford, for Federal National Mortgage Association, Washington, D.C. Property: 1633 Washington Blvd., Apt. 3F, Stamford. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $260,000, dated January 2007. Filed Oct. 28.

Hickey, Vanessa J. and Vincent J. Hickey, et al., Stamford. Filed by Jeffrey M. Knickerbocker, Hartford, for PHH Mortgage Corporation, Mount Laurel, N.J. Property: 419 Sylvan Knoll Road, Stamford. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $243,100, dated June 2007. Filed Oct. 28.

Dovale, Linda P. and Alfredo M. Dovale, et al., Danbury. Filed by Joshua Pedreira, Hartford, for Bayview Loan Servicing, Coral Gables, Fla. Property: 36 Liberty St., Danbury. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $396,500, dated August 2006. Filed Oct. 29.

Jellen, Linda Jean and Christopher Jellen, et al., Sherman. Filed by Joshua Pedreira, Hartford, for Ocwen Loan Servicing L.L.C., West Palm Beach, Fla. Property: 158 Route 39 South, Sherman. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $215,000, dated October 2008. Filed Oct. 29.

Federal National Mortgage Association, Washington, D.C. Filed by Juda J. Epstein, Bridgeport, for Bridgeport City of WPCA. Property: 156 Pequonnock St., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on sewer use liens. Filed Oct. 28. Fedorchek, Daniel A., et al., Newtown. Filed by Christopher R. Thompson, Farmington, for U.S Bank N.A., trustee, Salt Lake City, Utah. Property: 45 Sugar Lane, Newtown. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $272,000, dated September 2005. Filed Oct. 28. Geary, Mary Ann T. and Robert Geary, Greenwich. Filed by Christopher G. Ciancanelli, Milford, for Astoria Federal Savings & Loan Association, Mineola, N.Y. Property: Lot 12, Map 5741, Greenwich. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage. Filed Oct. 24. Giannos, William, et al., Bridgeport. Filed by Kristen Boyle, Hartford, for U.S Bank N.A., trustee, Salt Lake City, Utah. Property: 75 to 79 Seaview Terrace, Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $200,250, dated March 2003. Filed Oct. 28.

JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., Columbus, Ohio. Filed by Mark A. Sank, Stamford, for Lafayette Court Association Inc., Stamford, Unit 5, Lafayette Court, Stamford. Action: to foreclose a lien held by the Plaintiff, against real property. Filed Nov. 1. Kim, Haesun and Jong S. Kim, et al., Fairfield. Filed by Sonja J. Straub, Farmington, for Green Tree Servicing L.L.C., Rapid City, S.D. Property: 455 Marlborough Terrace, Fairfield. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage dated September 2007. Filed Oct. 22. Kirwan, Chelsea and Laurence A. Kirwan, et al., Greenwich. Filed by Richard Lewis, Stamford, for First County Bank, Stamford. Property: 73 Sterling Road, Greenwich. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $3.2 million, dated July 2012. Filed Oct. 24.

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Goldwasser, Jeremy, et al., Danbury. Filed by Assaf Z. Ben-Atar, Bridgeport, for Lake Waubeeka Association Inc., Danbury. Property: 97 Old Boston Post Road, Danbury. Action: to foreclose on an inchoate lien. Filed Oct. 28.

1863 Post Road L.L.C., Fairfield, by Neubert, Pepe & Monteith P.C., New Haven. Lender: Webster Bank N.A., Waterbury. Property: 1863 Post Road and 34 Bungalow Ave., Fairfield. Amount: $1.9 million. Filed Oct. 21.

Grantham, Kimberly A. and James C. Grantham Jr., et al., Bridgeport. Filed by Robert N. Sensale, New Haven, for Plymouth Park Tax Services L.L.C., Whippany, N.J. Property: 60 Park St., Bridgeport. Action: to foreclose on tax liens. Filed Oct. 28.

Able Construction Inc., Norwalk, by Peter P. Greenberg. Lender: Fairfield County Bank, Ridgefield. Property: 45 Buckley Avenue North, Westport. Amount: $1.1 million. Filed Oct. 29.

Harrison, Helene and Scott Harrison, Greenwich. Filed by Kristen Boyle, Hartford, for JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., Columbus, Ohio. Property: 180 North St., Greenwich. Action: to foreclose a delinquent mortgage in the original principal amount of $2.9 million, dated March 2011. Filed Oct. 30.

Carthage Street L.L.C., Fairfield, by Jaison Chazhur. Lender: Webster Bank N.A., Waterbury. Property: 6 to 8 to 10 Carthage St., Fairfield. Amount: $185,000. Filed Oct. 21. Carthage Street L.L.C., Fairfield, by Jaison Chazhur. Lender: Webster Bank N.A., Waterbury. Property: 12 to 14 to 16 Carthage St., Fairfield. Amount: $185,000. Filed Oct. 21.

Carthage Street L.L.C., Fairfield, by Jaison Chazhur. Lender: Webster Bank N.A., Waterbury. Property: 18 to 20 to 22 Carthage St., Fairfield. Amount: $185,000. Filed Oct. 21. GHP Tower Plaza L.L.C., White Plains, N.Y., by Alston & Bird L.L.P., New York City. Lender: Amalgamated Bank, New York City. Property: 120 New Canaan Ave., Norwalk. Amount: not disclosed. Filed Oct. 28. Jamm Real Estate L.L.C., Hopewell Junction, N.Y., by Richard Milici Jr. Lender: Webster Bank N.A., Stamford. Property: 16 Stony Hill Road and 4 Garella Road, Bethel. Amount: $1.5 million. Filed Nov. 1. Levine, Miller, Levine L.L.P., Danbury, by Richard Levine. Lender: Webster Bank N.A., Waterbury. Property: 118 and 120 South St., Danbury. Amount: $650,000. Filed Oct. 31. The Michaud Group, Fairfield, by The Pellegrino Law Group, New Haven. Lender: Eagle Construction Lending L.L.C., Bloomfield Hills, Mich. Property: 779 High St., Fairfield. Amount: $507,500. Filed Oct. 28.

CONSTRUCTION Mattera Construction 9 Harding Lane L.L.C., Westport, by McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney, Carpenter L.L.P., Southport. Lender: Bankwell Bank, New Canaan. Property: 9 Harding Lane, Westport. Amount: $1.8 million. Filed Nov. 1.

NEW BUSINESSES Accent Window Pro, 3 Indian Spring Road, Danbury 06811, c/o Alan R. Davis Jr. Filed Oct. 25. All Auto Abatement L.L.C., 110 Kent Ave., Bridgeport 06610, c/o Dave Ben Bow. Filed Oct. 30. Almighty Cleaning Services, 203 Graham St., Stratford 066615, c/o Jean Nelson and Tyrone Dotson. Filed Oct. 31. AMC, 1 Twin Oaks Lane, Westport 06880, c/o Samuel Molina. Filed Nov. 1. Andrew Deli Grocery, 2018 E. Main St., Bridgeport 06610, c/o Bievenido Mosquero. Filed Oct. 30. Animal Emergency Clinic of Conroe, 520 Main Ave., Norwalk 06851, c/o Best Friends Pet Care Inc. Filed Nov. 1.

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Animal Emergency Urgent Care of the Woodlands, 520 Main Ave., Norwalk 06851, c/o Best Friends Pet Care Inc. Filed Nov. 1.

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Ardito & Goldman, 107 Mill Plain Road, Suite 205, Danbury 06811, c/o Richard Goldman & Co. Filed Oct. 31.

Italian Amer Mutual Aid Society, 32 Prospect St., Ridgefield 06877, c/o James A. Arcuri. Filed Oct. 30.

Bathed in Moonlight, 21 Tunxis Trail, Redding 06896, c/o Cynthia Emmert. Filed Oct. 29.

Mannen Restaurant, 15 Danbury Road, Ridgefield 06877, c/o Kung H. Wei. Filed Oct. 29.

Brookfield Basketball Association - BBA, 85 Riverford Road, Brookfield 06804, c/o Joseph A. Ferro. Filed Oct. 28.

Piccolo Pizza, 24 Prospect St., Ridgefield 06877, c/o Alfred Lopresti. Filed Nov. 1.

CJ’s Tree Service & Stone Tuff, 36 Oxford St., Norwalk 06854, c/o Darbin Arias. Filed Oct. 25.

Rizzutos Wood Fried Kitchen & Bar, 540 Riverside Ave., Westport 06880, c/o William B. Rizzuto. Filed Oct. 31.

Codoil.com, P.O. Box 459, North Haven 06470, c/o Michael Matarese. Filed Oct. 29.

Saugatuck Child Care Services, Westport 06880, c/o Sandra Seres. Filed Oct. 30.

Cole Construction Custom Built Home L.L.C., 192 Whisconier Road, Brookfield 06804, c/o David Cole Jr. Filed Nov. 1.

Terra Sole Ristorante, 3 Big Shop Lane, Ridgefield 06877, c/o Pietro Polini. Filed Oct. 29.

Colorblast Painting, 39 Hopbrook Road, Brookfield 06804, c/o Shari Grasso. Filed Nov. 1. Cornerstone at Bedford Apartment, 1425 Bedford St., Unit 1N, Stamford 06901 c/o Fairfield Bedford L.L.C. Filed Oct. 28. CT Robotics Academy L.L.C., 3 Neptune Ave., Apt. 1, Norwalk 06854, c/o Vladimir Mariano. Filed Oct. 29. Diageo Distribution USA, 801 Main Ave., Norwalk 06851, c/o Cherise Chamberlain. Filed Oct. 31. ES Landscaping Services L.L.C., 87 Quarry St., Bridgeport 06606, c/o Elis De Sousa. Filed Oct. 30. EV Voke Drapery Salon L.L.C., 39B Mill Plain Road, Danbury 06810, c/o Shauna Barker. Filed Oct. 31. FK Strategies, 52 Sherwood Place, Suite 9, Greenwich 06030, c/o Karen Weiss. Filed Oct. 31. Forte Family Broadcasting Inc. d.b.a. WGCH Radio Greenwich, P.O. Box 1160, Hadlyne 06439, c/o Rocco L. Forte. Filed Nov. 4. Freeland Animal Hospital, 520 Main Ave., Norwalk 06851, c/o Best Friends Veterinary Services. Filed Nov. 1. George Illescas Contracting, P.O. Box 144, Brookfield 06804, c/o Jorge Illescas. Filed Nov. 1.

Tom Toms Restaurant & Bakery, 417 Main St., Ridgefield 06877, c/o Thomas P. Salemo. Filed Oct. 29. Two Roads Brewing Co., 1700 Stratford Ave., Stratford 066615, c/o Bradley Hittle. Filed Oct. 28.

PATENTS ABS polymer containing photoconductors. Patent no. 8,574,796 issued to Jin Wu, Pittsford, N.Y. Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk. Apparatus and systems, including belt-roll fuser stripping shoe with robust compliant tip. Patent no. 8,577,271 issued to Augusto E. Barton, Webster, N.Y.; Paul M. Fromm, Rochester, N.Y.; William A. Burton, Fairport, N.Y. Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk. Dual loop voltage regulator with bias voltage capacitor. Patent no. 8,575,905 issued to John Bulzacchelli, Yonkers, N.Y.; Paul D. Muench, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; Michael A. Sperling, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; and Zeynep Toprak-Deniz, Norwalk. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk, N.Y. Inventory management system in a print-production environment. Patent no. 8,577,757 issued to John C. Handley, Fairport, N.Y.; and Yasin Alan, Ithaca, N.Y. Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk.

Method and system for determining locality using network signatures. Patent no. 8,576,730 issued to Spencer Stephens, Toluca Lake, Calif.; Kenneth W. Long, Burbank, Calif.; Craig Davis Cuttner, Norwalk; and Conor P. Cahill, Waterford, Va. Assigned to Time Warner Inc., New York, N.Y. Method for dynamic optimization of refinement patches for color printer characterization. Patent no. 8,576,418 issued to Raja Bala, Webster, N.Y.; and Yonghui Zhao, Penfield, N.Y. Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk. Parametrically controlled halftone spot function for an irregular halftone grid. Patent no. 8,576,449 issued to Edgar A. Bernal, Webster, N.Y.; Shen-ge Wang, Fairport, N.Y.; Robert P. Loce, Webster, N.Y. Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk. Projector apparatus and method for dynamically masking objects. Patent no. 8,573,786 issued to GuoYau Lin, Fairport, N.Y.; Issac Feldstein Case, Fairport, N.Y.; and James Michael Sanchez, Rochester, N.Y. Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk. Scan-to-home method and system for the delivery of electronic documents to a user home directory. Patent no. 8,578,160 issued to Amanda L. Applin, Pittsford, N.Y.; Parul Patel, Fairport, N.Y.; Michael W. Barrett, Fairport, N.Y.; Michael Wang, Macedon, N.Y.; and Cynthia Lambert Moskal, Walworth, N.Y. Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk. Secondary scan to ensure transient document erasure. Patent no. 8,576,456 issued to Bryan J. Roof, Newark, N.Y. Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk. Versatile moire-free halftone geometry that uses frequency vector shearing. Patent no. 8,576,451 issued to Shen-Ge Wang, Fairport, N.Y.; Zhigang Fan, Webster, N.Y.; and Robert Paul Loce, Webster, N.Y. Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk.

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