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Film Festival Premiere, Meth-Dealing Priest Top Week's News In Greenwich

Monsignor Kevin Wallin served as a pastor at Roman Catholic churches in Bridgeport and Danbury.
Monsignor Kevin Wallin served as a pastor at Roman Catholic churches in Bridgeport and Danbury. Photo Credit: File
An elderly man was killed in a car vs. tractor-trailer crash in Fairfield on Tuesday morning after an earlier fatal crash diverted traffic from I-95 onto the town's roads.
An elderly man was killed in a car vs. tractor-trailer crash in Fairfield on Tuesday morning after an earlier fatal crash diverted traffic from I-95 onto the town's roads. Photo Credit: Fairfield Fire Department

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Here's a look at the top stories from last week across Fairfield County.

Colin Hanks' documentary “All Things Must Pass,” about the rise and rapid fall of Tower Records, will hold its premiere next month on the opening night of the first-ever Greenwich International Film Festival .

A 21-year-old man ran to Stamford Hospital after he was shot in the back in an ambush outside his home early Wednesday in what police believe was part of a continuing feud between two city groups. The shooting of an 18-year-old, who was hit by three bullets, a few days later was not related, police said.

The traditional big Thanksgiving Day high school football game between archrivals Darien and New Canaan may be a thing of the past after the FCIAC changed the fall sports schedule to hold playoff games on the holiday instead.

Students at Norwalk's Columbus Magnet School got a taste of what it's like to travel to the stars as the school's Young Astronaut program staged a simulated space mission.

Ninth-grade math whiz Shubham Singh scored first place in the nation among freshmen at MathCON, a prestigious academic competition hosted by Concept Schools in Chicago. Anubhav Dhar, his 10th-grade classmate at Bridgeport's Fairchild Wheeler Interdistrict Magnet High School, came in 12th place nationally among all sophomore competitors.

Kevin Wallin, a 63-year-old suspended priest dubbed "Monsignor Meth" who served as pastor in Roman Catholic parishes in Bridgeport and Danbury, was sentenced to  65 months in federal prison sentence for trafficking methamphetamines.

Ian Bic, a 19-year-old Danbury High graduate awaiting trial on federal charges of running a $500,000 Ponzi scheme, must close Tuxedo Junction, his downtown club, for 30 days due to alcohol violations.

Three former executives at the Ridgefield-based New Stream Capital hedge fund were sentenced to federal prison terms for their roles in a $46 million fraud scheme. Bart Gutekunst , 63, of Weston was sentenced to 30 months in prison; David Bryson, 46, of Ridgefield to 33 months; and Richard Pereira , 43, of Ridgefield to 33 months.

A truck delivering mulch to Gregory's Sawmill in Wilton caused daylong havoc on Route 7 after hitting a power line Wednesday morning and catching fire. The busy road was closed for most of the day, even during school dismissal.

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