Latest Greenwich News

Great white shark detected deep in Long Island Sound

May. 20, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — An organization that electronically tracks ocean life has detected a nearly 10-foot long great white shark in Long Island Sound. OCEARCH says it got a ping from the shark they dubbed Cabot off the coast of Greenwich, Connecticut on Monday morning. Chris Fischer, OCEARCH's founding...

6 suffer minor injuries in Connecticut deck collapse

May. 17, 2019 10:30 AM EDT

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — Authorities say six adults suffered minor injuries when a deck at a Connecticut home collapsed. The Greenwich Time reports that the emergency personnel responded to the home in Greenwich at about 8:40 p.m. Thursday for reports of a partial deck collapse. Authorities say there were...

Greenwich woman's long quest leads to her birth parents

May. 15, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — In Hartford, lawmakers this term have been discussing whether men and women who were adopted as infants should have full access to their birth certificates and the names of their birth parents — part of a long-running debate in the state capital that extends back through...

Woman found dead in suitcase had suffocated; ex is charged

May. 6, 2019 11:14 AM EDT

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut medical examiner says the woman found dead in a suitcase along a road in February had suffocated. The office confirmed Monday that homicidal asphyxia was the cause of death of 24-year-old Valerie Reyes, of New Rochelle, New York. The office did not say whether she...

Bennington Museum director is stepping down

Apr. 21, 2019 9:53 AM EDT

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The head of the Bennington Museum is resigning to take a similar position at a Connecticut museum. The Bennington Banner reports that Robert Wolterstorff is stepping down after nearly seven years as executive director. Wolterstorff said he's sad to be leaving because he feels his...

Police: 9 injured in Connecticut bus crash

Apr. 9, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut say nine people were injured when a bus carrying physically disabled people collided with a school bus that was not carrying any children. Greenwich officials say the accident happened on a local road shortly after 3 p.m. Tuesday. Dispatchers say nine people...

Latest pot legalization bills up for a key committee vote

Apr. 8, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Additional legislation that could ultimately lead to legalized recreational marijuana in Connecticut advanced Monday, but it remains unclear if there's ultimately enough support to pass a bill. The General Assembly's Judiciary Committee voted 21-19 in favor of a bill that outlines...

Harvard reviews sale of coach's home to prospect's father

Apr. 5, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Harvard's longtime fencing coach sold his suburban Boston home for nearly double its assessed value to a man whose son was later admitted to the school and joined the team — a transaction now under review by the university. The coach, Peter Brand, received nearly $1 million in 2016 for...

Finally! 50 Cent sells opulent Connecticut mansion

Apr. 2, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Rapper 50 Cent's 50,000-square-foot mansion in Connecticut that first went on the market 12 years ago has finally sold at a fraction of the original asking price. Jennifer Leahy, an agent at Douglas Elliman in Greenwich, tells the Hartford Courant the 21-bedroom. 25-bathroom home...

Group pushes to end plastic foam use in schools

Apr. 1, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — Styrofoam is the single biggest contribution to cafeteria waste at Eastern Middle School, according to a group of parent volunteers who are trying to persuade the Board of Education to phase out single-use trays from lunch rooms. "I'd ask you to fund reusable wares and dishwashers...