FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Here’s a look at the top stories from around Fairfield County last week.
• The state Department of Education released the results from the first-ever standardized Smarter Balanced Assessment, which was taken in the spring by students across Connecticut. Fewer than 40 percent of students statewide earned a passing grade in math, while 55.4 percent made the grade in English language arts on the controversial new tests. To see how your town fared, check the story here .
• Police found a bullet hole and blood in one of the vehicles belonging to Jeffrey and Jeanette Navin, a couple from Easton who have not been seen since Aug. 4. Police have also searched landfills as part of the investigation.
• The new school year began for students in many towns, including Danbury , Ridgefield , Westport , Redding and Easton , as well as Weston , New Canaan and Bridgeport . Students in Stamford head back on Monday.
• A Metro-North train was able to stop in time and not hit a person who was on the tracks near the Darien station on Friday morning. It is not clear why the person, who was not hurt, was on the tracks.
• John Sadowski, a 26-year-old dance teacher from Fairfield, has pleaded guilty to fourth-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to children for exchanging hundreds of sexual explicit text messages with one of his teenage students and inappropriately touching the girl.
• Interest has surged in a
Greenwich home for sale
for $54 million that was once owned by Donald Trump as he makes his way to the top of polls in the presidential race.
• Two construction workers were injured at the Bedford Square construction site in downtown Westport when their
too-tall box truck
slammed into the Metro-North overpass in the heart of South Norwalk on Friday.
• The City of Bridgeport held a ground-breaking ceremony for a new $106 million high school to replace the aging 90-year-old Harding High. Many support
naming the building for President Barack Obama
when it is completed.
• The family who founded the Canine Co. of Wilton is remembering how the company was borne from the tragedy of losing a pet.
• A pharmacy technician was arrested on charges of
stealing $5,000 in prescription drugs
from a Stamford CVS.
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