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A Tornado In Backcountry Greenwich Tops This Week's News

A tornado swept through backcountry Greenwich and into North Stamford, topping the news in town this week.
A tornado swept through backcountry Greenwich and into North Stamford, topping the news in town this week. Photo Credit: File

GREENWICH, Conn. — A tornado ripped its way through the backcountry in Greenwich on Monday, leading the news this week in town. Here is a look at the week that was:

  • The tornado hit town between 10:58 and 11:08 a.m. Monday, with wind speeds of 80 mph and following a 3.7-mile-long path into Stamford, the weather service said in a preliminary report. It touched down on North Street just north of the Merritt Parkway. Extensive tree damage was seen on Taconic Road, Skyridge Road, near Stag Lane and Stanwich Lane and Carrington Drive and at the Mead House Farm.
  • Greenwich's John Hayden, who is on his way to play hockey for NCAA champions Yale, was selected in the third round of the NHL draft by the Stanley Cup winner Chicago Blackhawks.
  • William C. Dudley, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, spoke before the Business Council of Fairfield County on Tuesday. The county's economy is improving , he said, but the progress is slow since the recession.
  • Officers arrested a Greenwich man and woman on charges of endangering a child who was left in their care, police said.
  • A new report from the National Resources Defense Council shows improvements on overall swimming-water quality in Connecticut, with the state ranking 17th out of 30 states. But Connecticut still had 298 beach closure days in 2012, the report said.

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