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Snow Daze, Crazy Man, Cappuccinos

Late-Night Blaze; Snow Casualty; Coverage Plan; Hungry Tree; Snow Day Fire; Disney; Bobby V; Hungry?; Easton Teen Dies; Westport’s Cappuccinos; A Test in Wilton

Late-Night Blaze

  • Darien: At last check, Darien fire officials still hadn’t determined the cause of the fire that gutted the garage and much of an extension at a town home. Thankfully, no one was injured at the fire in our story, in photos and video.

Snow Casualty

  • Fairfield: A 47-year-old man Fairfield man lost several fingers in a snow blower, apparently after freeing a blade that had been stuck. A firefighter from the town offers some very good advice on how to address the problem correctly, in .

Coverage Plan

  • Greenwich: Residents in the town’s Byram neighborhood say that T-Mobile should weigh aesthetics and consider a more attractive alternative to a proposed cell phone tower where they live. Here what representatives from the cell carrier, and the state siting council have to say, in .

“A tree whose hungry mouth is prest …”

  • New Canaan: Officials here are trying to figure out how one tree company did $436,000 in municipal business during the first nine months of 2010 when the second-most earnings for a single business in town tree work came to about 3 percent of that total. A lack of RFPs and more intrigue, in .

Dig Out Your Hydrants

  • Norwalk: The snow that blanketed this region — again — overnight Tuesday hampered the efforts of Norwalk firefighters seeking to extinguish the upper-story blaze at one Norwalk home, as a fire hydrant was buried in the white stuff. See for a video of firefighters attacking the blaze.

Disney On Ice

  • Shelton: See of children learning the basics of skating from professionals who travel the world as part of a popular traveling show.

“Everyone knows that I am crazy.”

  • Stamford: That’s what Bobby Valentine said when one reporter asked him why he ever would take — for a nominal salary — a job streamlining communications between public health and safety officials and the mayor of his native Stamford. See for a full breakdown, including comments on what the mayor says qualifies the popular ex-Met manager for the job.

Eat. Please, eat.

  • Trumbull: Residents and small businesspeople in Trumbull seemed delighted to welcome their newly sworn in U.S. senator, Richard Blumenthal. Considering the former state attorney general’s promotion of small businesses, one observer made an astute observation, in .

Death of Easton Teen

  • Weston-Redding-Easton: Our hearts go out to the family Robert Smuniewski, 18. when an ATV he was reportedly driving was struck by a car driven by an 84-year old Bridgeport man. The aftershocks, after members of the Joel Barlow High School community the loss of their student, could be felt throughout the town.

Westport’s Perfect Cappuccino?

  • Westport: Too foamy, not enough foam? Good espresso, lousy coffee? Hot enough? Cinnamon powder? Our local food expert takes us around town, searching for Westport’s perfect cappuccino. Be sure to for reader feedback.

Working Order

  • Wilton: It’s critical that emergency responders know that notification equipment is functioning. What Wilton’s first selectman reportedly did to shore that “security effort” may seem unusual, however. See .

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