HAN News Update, Feb. 16

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Rob Adams brings us the latest in local sports and weather. Donald Eng takes a look back on this day in history.


Below are some of the stories we are following for Tuesday, Feb. 16:

A Fairfield man has died after being shot by an officer during what police call a “violent domestic assault” Tuesday morning at a house on Mountain Laurel Road.

According to a state police dispatcher from Troop G, accidents in Trumbull led to a total of 12 cars that crashed into one another on the ramp of the Merritt Parkway southbound near White Plains Road.

An 87-year-old Darien resident contacted police after falling victim to an apparent phone scam. The man received a call on the morning of Feb. 7 claiming he had won $2.5 million.

Lina Lucarelli, co-founder of the world famous Roseland Apizza passed away on Saturday, Feb. 13, at the age of 92.

You might have heard last week about the Anthem of the Seas cruise ship that was battered by a storm, cutting the vacation short. Well, two Stratford residents were aboard and spoke to Stratford Star Editor Melvin Mason.

Paul Avgerinos, a Redding-based composer who runs Studio Unicorn on Sanfordtown Road, won the Grammy Award for Best New Age Album last night.

National and statewide average prices continue to do the limbo as they drop to lows we haven’t experienced since late January, 2009.

The half-million-dollar fundraiser that New Canaan High School Athletic Director Jay Egan presented to the Board of Selectmen and Board of Finance this week, so that private contributions will pay for a replacement synthetic field surface at Dunning Field and not tax dollars, is a small part of a larger overall vision of improvements to the New Canaan High School sports stadium.

Aggressive steps to address parking difficulties in Ridgefield’s central business district — like building a parking garage, or putting in parking meters — might diminish positive public perception of the town’s charm and character, according to a survey conducted for the town and Chamber of Commerce.

In New Canaan, Boulevard 18 Bistro and Wine Bar has closed.