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First Snow, Water Emergency Top The Week's News In Danbury

The first snow of the season begins to blanket Danbury on Thursday morning.
The first snow of the season begins to blanket Danbury on Thursday morning. Photo Credit: Sandra Diamond Fox

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Here's a look at the top stories from Fairfield County in the past week.

The first snowflakes of the season flew Thursday in parts of Fairfield County — including Bethel, Brookfield, Danbury, New Fairfield, Newtown, Ridgefield and Sherman. And it was more than a just shower — the snow started to accumulate in higher elevations.

Stamford Mayor David Martin honored six police officers for their work in apprehending a Norwalk man who was wandering the Stamford Town Center with a facsimile handgun . The struggled ended with a wrestling match over the weapon in a glass-enclosed elevator as it traveled up and down.

The much-anticipated Geraldine Claytor Magnet Academy in Bridgeport , a new K-8 school that focuses on STEAM, may become a hub of the West End of Bridgeport when it opens to students in January.

Greenwich natives Krista and Mike Pietrafeso found the perfect home for their new venture — Ada’s Kitchen & Coffee in Greenwich — in a former candy shop.

CEO Cindi Bigelow told a crowd at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield how her family's hometown tea business is steeped in tradition that began with Constant Comment.

The new creation to come from Bethel resident Jhonny Parks will be "What The Mouse?" — a stop-motion animated short film . A crowd gathered at the Danbury Hackerspace & Innovation Center to support the film and meet Peter Duncanson, of “Mr. Robot" fame, who will voice a role in the film.

As drought conditions worsen, the state declared a public water supply emergency for Danbury to allow the city to draw needed water from Lake Kenosia. Danbury’s City Water Bureau also serves parts of Bethel and Ridgefield.

New Fairfield celebrated Halloween early by getting spooked at the Haunting at the Hollow, where they learned all about the legend of the fictitious Clayton family, who mysteriously vanished a century ago.

An arrest was made in the burglary of a Shelton convenience store partially thanks to the work of an observant off-duty police officer who spotted the suspects' car.

Two 15-year-olds from Lauralton Hall — Elizabeth Garfield of Milford and Milly Koch of Trumbull – found a fun and memorable way to communicate a serious message for Breast Cancer Awareness Month with their music video called “The Boob Song.”

A robocall made the rounds from "Victoria" claiming to work in the "mayor's office" announcing that Hillary Clinton was visiting Norwalk — and that everyone had to memorize the National Anthem — but Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling assured residents it was fake.

Metro-North train service on the New Canaan Branch was halted for a couple of hours Wednesday evening after a disabled car became stuck on the tracks near the Stamford-New Canaan-Darien border.

Democratic incumbent Jim Himes and Republican challenger John Shaban faced off in a 4th Congressional District debate in Wilton, spelling out their differences on Obamacare, immigration and other issues.

Michelle Sulzicki, a former teacher at Chapel Street School in Stratford,  who pleaded guilty to having sex with a 12-year-old boy she was tutoring was sentenced to two years in prison and 10 years of probation.

When the boiler in Anne and Willie Salmond’s Westport home was “born,” Warren G. Harding had just settled into the White House and Americans were dancing the Charleston. So it was no surprise the couple won the Gault Family Companies’ 2016 Oldest Boiler Contest and the $11,000 top prize of a whole new system.

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