HAN News, Aug. 4

Coffee Break, HAN’s daily news update, airs weekday mornings at 11 a.m. at live.HAN.Network, and is hosted by Kate Czaplinski. You can watch it on-demand later or see video below.


We review and preview this week's HAN community newspapers, on newstands today.

Below are some of the stories we are following on Thursday, Aug. 4:

Darien Police worked with Bridgeport Police Narcotics Task Force to arrest three, including a large-scale heroin dealer, in Bridgeport for various narcotics charges on Wednesday.

A pedestrian was left for dead Tuesday night in Bridgeport  by the driver of a dark red Chevy SUV who struck him crossing North Avenue in front of a Citgo gas station.

Police are on a manhunt after a man was shot during a home invasion in Bridgewater and the intruder is believed to be hiding in the woods.

A contractor in Ridgefield injured himself with a saw yesterday, cutting down to the bone in his leg. The Ridgefield Fire Department treated a man with a severe leg wound on Shadow Lake Road and transported him to Danbury Hospital around 9:49 a.m.

Trumbull Police were called to Frenchtown School early July 29 on a report of a suspicious car with two people sitting inside it.

In Weston, Old Mill Road will be closed on Wednesday, Aug. 10 and Thursday, Aug. 11 to install speed humps, raised crosswalks, and signs.

In a strong, passionate plea to members of New Canaan Town Council’s Subcommittee on Infrastructure & Utilities at their Town Hall meeting Monday, Aug. 1, Bob Albus, the first president of the Outback teen center building, said it would be a mistake in his opinion to quickly demolish the Outback after an engineering study reported it had serious structural flaws.

When Ridgefield family Matt and Maddie Blake first heard the diagnosis that their daughter, a happy second grader at Barlow Mountain Elementary School in Ridgefield had a brain tumor, they thought that was the worst possible diagnosis. But when they later learned it was Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), the most aggressive and inoperable of brain tumors with just a 1% chance of survival, they were horrified.

A quick look at the Town of Darien’s website this week shows a new look for the first time in a long time.

After Hurricane Irene and Superstorm Sandy, rising Wilton High School junior Jackson Dill developed a fascination with weather.