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Norwalk News: Juvenile Arrested in Shooting Incident

On Saturday, July 13, 2024, at 6:54 PM, the Norwalk Police Department received multiple 911 calls of shots fired in the Roodner Court Public Housing Complex at 261 Ely Ave. Patrol Officers arrived on the scene and found evidence that shots had been fired. As officers were on scene, information was gained that a 15-year-old victim had been dropped off at Norwalk Hospital suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. Norwalk Detectives assumed the investigation and gathered enough evidence to charge a 16-year-old juvenile with the shooting. The juvenile was remanded to Juvenile Detention. The case remains active and ongoing. The arrested juvenile faces charges of Assault 1st, Reckless Endangerment 1st, Carrying a Pistol Without a Permit, and Illegal Discharge of…

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Enjoy the Fairfield Sidewalk Sale & Street Fair

Saturday, July 20 - 10:00am-4:00pm, Rain or ShineShopping, Food, Music and More! The Town of Fairfield’s Office of Community & Economic Development wishes to remind the public that the Fairfield Sidewalk Sale & Street Fair will take place on Saturday, July 20, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., rain or shine. Select merchants will offer advance sales of discount merchandise beginning on Thursday, July 18th. Over 50 vendors are expected to participate in Fairfield Center, setting up stands and offering a variety of merchandise for sale along the Post Road from Coco & Company in Southport to the Heritage Square Shopping Center to the Promenade at the Brick Walk. Admission to the event, which is being co-sponsored by the…

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Stratford Library Events in the Second Half of July

Summer Storytimes: Summer storytimes continue through July, with various sessions including Music Time, Preschool Storytimes, and Baby Lapsit. Children’s Craft Table: Weekly summer crafts with teen volunteers continue throughout July (closed July 4). The craft table is open Monday-Thursday, 10am-12pm and 2pm-6:30pm, and Fridays from 10am-12pm. Book Scientists: Book Scientist kits with the theme "National Parks" will be available on July 26. Registration is required. Stomp Rockets: A Stomp Rockets program for ages 6-10 will be held on Wednesday, July 17, at 2pm. Registration is required. Kindness Club: The Kindness Club meets on Thursday, July 18, at 4pm for ages 6-11. Registration is required. Stuffed Animal Sleepover & Picnic: Drop off stuffed animals on Tuesday, July 23, from 4:30-6:30pm and…

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Mayor Ganim and The City of Bridgeport Emergency Operations Activate Cooling Center Protocol from 12:00 PM July 14, 2024 Until 8:00 PM July 17, 2024

Bridgeport, CT – The Bridgeport EOC in conjunction with Mayor Ganim advises all residents to take caution and seek refuge in cooling centers during normal business hours. Residents may utilize any of the locations listed below to seek shelter during periods of heat and increased health risk for those who have asthma. Residents are encouraged to stay hydrated and avoid strenuous activity during the heat. Homeless communities may also visit shelters to seek refuge during the air quality advisory by calling 211. Connecticut’s Extreme Hot Weather Protocol to be activated effective 12:00 p.m. Sunday , July 14, 2024, and remaining in effect through 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17, 2024 Cooling Centers: Senior Centers (Open weekdays only) Black Rock Senior…

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Norwalk News: Middle School Teacher Arrested in Sexual Assault of a Minor Case

On April 30, 2024, the Norwalk Police Department received a complaint regarding a Norwalk Public School employee allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with a student. The Norwalk Police Department Special Victims Unit assumed the investigation. During the investigation, it was determined that Luisa Melchionne, a Nathan Hale Middle School Guidance Counselor, was sexually involved with a male student. An arrest warrant was issued for Melchionne, and she was arrested without incident. Melchionne, 47 years old, is no longer employed by the Norwalk Public Schools. She was arrested on July 11, 2024, and charged with Sexual Assault 2nd degree and two counts of Risk of Injury to a Minor. Her bond was set at $500,000.

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