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Pinching Arrest, Deep-Sea Diving In The Sound Top Week's News In Greenwich

Well-known Greenwich Republican Chris von Keyserling calls town worker a "bloodsucking lazy union employee" before pinching her in the groin, said Greenwich Police who charged him with fourth-degree sexual assault
Well-known Greenwich Republican Chris von Keyserling calls town worker a "bloodsucking lazy union employee" before pinching her in the groin, said Greenwich Police who charged him with fourth-degree sexual assault Photo Credit: Facebook

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- A woman died from a gunshot in Bridgeport and a New Jersey man in his 70s was killed in a rollover on the Merritt Parkway, tragic news among top stories in the past week across Fairfield County.

A well-known Greenwich Republican called a town worker "nothing but a blood sucking lazy union employee" and later reached in from behind to place his hand between her legs and pinch her in the groin area, according to the police arrest warrant.

Scuba certified since 2006, Denis Habza of Black Rock resident has made a side career of hunting through the dark depths of Long Island Sound , creating fascinating videos (posted at squalusmarine.com ) for a growing audience of landlubbers who want to know just what’s lurking offshore. Some estimate there are between 500 to a whopping 1,000 wrecks in the Sound.

A junior has been suspended at Masuk High School in Monroe after fellow students accused him of posting offensive material on social media about African-Americans and the disabled. Fellow students had started an online petition calling for his removal from the school.

Four days after Elianna Cruz was shot in the head while sitting in a car, the 26-year-old woman died , Bridgeport Police said. Organizers of a Go Fund Me page are seeking help for her two young Bridgeport children . Their father, Felipe "Petey" Soto, 31, died in an automobile accident in Bridgeport in June.

The Weston Public Library was built in 1963 and, up until a few months ago, it looked it. But all that’s changed, due to an extensive renovation project more than two years in the making.

A health care aide for an elderly Westport resident is charged with stealing about $12,000 from her client over a seven-month period , police said.

Ron Lee had the perfect locale, size and furnishings to fulfill his lifetime dream when he found the Monroe storefront to open Soup Thyme . Now, 12 years later, the award-winning restaurant has become a favorite for locals.

Although the Shack Shake in Darien has just opened, Kristen Geisler has already been there three times. It is just the third outlet of the popular burger joint in Connecticut.

A 76-year-old New Jersey man was killed in a rollover accident on the Merritt Parkway in Norwalk near the Westport border. The one-car accident took place on the southbound near Exit 41.

A S helton man was sentenced to nearly four years in prison for selling heroin to a Bridgeport woman who died of an overdose.

Bridgeport police arrested two teens in connection with a November shooting in which six people were injured at an after-party of a Sweet 16 party at a Park Avenue club.

A dad is facing a drunken driving charge after other parents called New Canaan Police to complain about his driving at student pickup time at St. Aloysius School.

A Stamford man who jumped over the fence of the White House in 2015 has been sentenced to three years of probation. Joseph Caputo, 24, was also ordered to stay away from Washington, D.C., and people and places under the protection of the U.S. Secret Service during that time.

Ancient wisdom holds the secret to a modern-day problem — how to balance work, family, and still have time for yourself without being a stressed out disaster most of the time . Christina Dufour, owner of The Carnelian Connection in Wilton, says you can manage that by learning "mindfulness."

Cassettes have come and gone, and most music is now downloaded onto an iPod or phone. But vinyl has never gone out of style, say the folks at Gerosa Records, which recently marked three decades in business.

A new county-wide blog offering information on food, fashion, fitness and "fun" has launched. "Unlocking Fairfield" by Beverley Canepari and Lora Karam offers "sassy and sophisticated site" featuring businesses and people in the area along with celebrity interviews, “At Home With” segments, getaways, and more.

State Rep. John Frey was sworn in to represent Ridgefield for a 10th term in the Connecticut House of Representatives and will have a new role within the Republican Party.

If you're walking past the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish at 46 Stone St. in Danbury, a glimmer of light from above may catch your eye. The light is from the new mosaic of Mary with baby Jesus on the facade of the Roman Catholic church.

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