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Tom Renner

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No one knows local sports quite like Tom Renner, The Daily Voice's Sports Editor. For 22 years, he covered the field for The Stamford Advocate. He's been in Fairfield County since 1987.

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  1. Newtown Family Follows Yellow Brick Road To Win Fairy Tale Trip On 'Today'

    Newtown Family Follows Yellow Brick Road To Win Fairy Tale Trip On 'Today'

    NEWTOWN, Conn. -- A Newtown family won a contest on the “Today” television show to take a dream trip to Scotland.Cara Hughes and her family were named the winners of the contest on Friday. They were one of four finalists in the contest. The family dressed up as characters in the “Wizard of Oz” in their pitch to win the trip. The trip's highlight will be a stay in the fairy tale Dun's ...

  2. Newly Open Monroe Social Makes The Case For Best Burger

    Newly Open Monroe Social Makes The Case For Best Burger

    MONROE, Conn. -- Constantin Crama found the inspiration for new his restaurant, Monroe Social, in his own kitchen. Now, he and partner Douglas Barrientos are hoping diners from all over Fairfield County find the appeal in their spin on an American favorite.Constantin and Douglas, who have worked together for 15 years as employees of a Fairfield County restaurant group, opened Monroe ...

  3. Hometown Filmmakers Join Festival Lineup In Brookfield

    Hometown Filmmakers Join Festival Lineup In Brookfield

    BROOKFIELD, Conn. -- The Brookfield Arts Commission and Friends of the Arts of Brookfield, Inc. will host the ninth annual Brookfield Film Festival from March 31 to April 2.The screenings will be held at the Brookfield Senior Center at 100 Pocono Road. Screenings begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 31, and Saturday, April 1. Screenings on Sunday, April 2, begin at 3 p.m. Doors open a half ...

  4. Former Bethel Man Sentenced To 14 Years In Botched Drug Deal

    Former Bethel Man Sentenced To 14 Years In Botched Drug Deal

    BETHEL, Conn. -- A former Bethel resident was sentenced to 14 years in prison after a Waterbury man died during a botched drug deal in 2015.Steven Vlash, 24, of New Milford was sentenced Wednesday on a charge of first-degree manslaughter in the death of Carl Brown, 35.Police said Brown died in the April 6, 2015 incident from head injuries after falling from a truck driven by ...

  5. Stamford Crossword Tournament Still Puzzles Players In 40th Year

    Stamford Crossword Tournament Still Puzzles Players In 40th Year

    STAMFORD, Conn. — Will Shortz took an idea that wasn’t even his and ran with it. Now, 40 years later, the annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament is returning to Stamford with more than 600 players and an array of new puzzles to test the nation’s top wordsmiths.Shortz, a former Stamford resident and the editor of the New York Times crossword puzzle, has been the driving force behind ...

  6. Stamford Company On The Move To Help End Growing Problem Of Hunger

    Stamford Company On The Move To Help End Growing Problem Of Hunger

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- The need for emergency food has doubled in volume in the past five years, according to The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County. A Stamford moving company, in partnership with a New Jersey nonprofit organization, is doing its part to help solve the growing food insecurity concern.Since 2013, Kaster Moving Company of Stamford has donated 2,250 pounds of food to the Food ...

  7. Fairfield Estate Of Composer Richard Rodgers Hits Market For $3.595 Million

    Fairfield Estate Of Composer Richard Rodgers Hits Market For $3.595 Million

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A 9-acre estate and six-bedroom home that once belonged to composer Richard Rodgers — and was designed and built by him — has come on the market in Fairfield.The home at 4800 Congress St. in Fairfield is listed for $3.595 million by Coldwell Banker agent Barbara Vinograd. Click here for the property listing.The house was conceived and built by Rodgers, who composed ...

  8. Get Moving: Danbury High Seniors Encourage Kids To Focus On Fitness

    Get Moving: Danbury High Seniors Encourage Kids To Focus On Fitness

    DANBURY, Conn. -- In an era where childhood obesity has reached epidemic proportions, three Danbury High School seniors will share with elementary school students and their parents some easy ideas for improving their fitness and lifestyle.Bradley Fox, Chris Leone and Tumani Edwards will speak to and demonstrate fitness activities at Park Avenue and Morris Street elementary schools this ...

  9. Community Leader Seeking A Second Act For The Fairfield Community Theatre

    Community Leader Seeking A Second Act For The Fairfield Community Theatre

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Keith Rhodes would like to take his two small children to a Saturday afternoon matinee in downtown Fairfield. There’s a perfect venue available, but Rhodes feels the town is being held “hostage” by the owner of the Fairfield Community Theater.And he’s determined to do something about it.Rhodes, who has lived in Fairfield for 11 years, started a petition on Change.org ...

  10. Niche Ranks Middle Schools In Newtown, Bethel Among Top In State

    Niche Ranks Middle Schools In Newtown, Bethel Among Top In State

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — When it comes to middle schools in Fairfield County, five of them make the grade when compared with schools nationwide. The Top 5 middle schools in Connecticut, which are all in Fairfield County, are also among the Top 100 in the nation, according to Niche.com. Here is how the top 5 middle schools in Connecticut ranked in the country, according to Niche.com: ...

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