New rail cars enter service on New Canaan Branch

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STAMFORD — With the state’s more than $1 billion purchase of new rail cars complete, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Tuesday that two new sets of next-generation M-8 rail cars have entered service on the New Canaan Branch line. Malloy made the announcement prior to boarding one of the new trains for a trip back […] [Read More]

Old Stamford Road closed in New Canaan

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New Canaan police are urging drivers to avoid Route 106 (Old Stamford Road) as they remove downed trees and wires in the area of Lapham and Farm roads. They anticipate the road will reopen sometime between 8 and 10 p.m.     [Read More]
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A European private investor bought these two candelabras, made in around 1750, for $245,000.

Huguette Clark possessions fetch millions at auction

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Possessions previously owned by heiress Huguette Clark, who owned property in New Canaan, fetched millions of dollars at auction yesterday. Top ticket went to an oil painting by John Singer Sargent. The oil on canvas, titled Girl Fishing, brought in $4.3 million, after being estimated at carrying a worth of between $3 million and $5 million. […] [Read More]
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Photo of Huguette Clark's California estate, courtesy of NBC News. http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/huguette-clark/inside-heiress-huguette-clarks-california-mansion-frozen-time-60-years-n105251

A peek inside late New Canaan heiress’s California home

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The latest chapter in the Huguette Clark story is unfolding on NBCNews.com, where journalist (and Fairfield County resident) Bill Dedman was granted access as the first journalist to step inside Clark’s California home in six decades. We’ve been treated to great photos and insights of Clark’s New Canaan property over the last several years, but […] [Read More]
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Philip Johnson's Glass House in New Canaan, Conn., Dec. 7, 2013. The house that cemented Johnson's reputation and is considered a modernist classic was open for an overnight stay for $30,000 in the Fantasy Gifts section of the annual Neiman Marcus Christmas Book. (Randy Harris/The New York Times)

Whoa. Where’d the Glass House go?

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To celebrate the 65th anniversary of New Canaan’s Glass House, designed by famed architect Philip Johnson and completed in 1949, the Glass House will present a new art exhibit, which will play with the very appearance of the building, David Copperfield style. The installation, Fujiko Nakaya: Veil, is “the first site-specific artist project to engage the iconic […] [Read More]
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Former White House attorney to pay $28.6M in damages

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STAMFORD — A Stamford jury has awarded the ex-wife of former White House Attorney John Michael Farren $28.6 million in damages caused when he nearly beat her to death in their New Canaan mansion in January 2010. The three men and three women sitting on the jury came back with their verdict and award about […] [Read More]

Sept. 13 benefit for Wilton policeman and father who is battling lymphoma

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Wilton Police will hold a buffet dinner to benefit officer 29-year-old Wilton police officer Frank Razzaia, a father of three and husband who is battling lymphoma at the Ponus Yacht Club next week. [Read More]

Fairfield County’s most expensive house

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A Greenwich estate hit the market a couple days ago with a whopping $33 million price tag, making it the most expensive Fairfield County home up for sale right now, according to the online home and real estate marketplace Zillow. The 15-bedroom mansion boasts more than just 13.5 bathrooms and roughly 16,000 square feet of […] [Read More]

Protestors gather in downtown Stamford for Romney fundraiser

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ABOVE: Protesters from the Stamford UAW Local 2377 union and NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut occupy a corner of Tresser Boulevard and Greyrock Place on Thursday evening, across from the Mitt Romney fundraiser being held at the Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa. JEFF MORGANTEEN/THE ADVOCATE Thursday night’s fundraiser for Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney drew deep-pocketed supporters […] [Read More]

New Canaan’s mysterious heiress dies at age 104

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Huguette Clark, an heiress worth $500 million, who owns a home on Dans Highway in New Canaan died Tuesday. Clark bought the mansion, on a 52-acre estate, in 1952. She never spent a night there. According to a report by Staff Writer Brittany Lyte, written last year: Clark is the daughter of William Andrews Clark, […] [Read More]
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