Quogue, NYPosted by
CBS New York

Police: 5 Killed In Head-On Crash On Montauk Highway In Quogue

QUOGUE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Five people are dead and another is in critical condition Sunday following a head-on crash on Long Island. It happened on Montauk Highway near the intersection Quogue Street (East) around 11 p.m. Saturday. According to police, a red Nissan Maxima heading westbound on Montauk Highway left its lane and crashed head-on into an oncoming gray Toyota Prius. The driver of the Nissan Maxima, 22-year-old Justin B. Mendez, of Brookhaven, was pronounced dead at Southampton Hospital. The driver of the Toyota Prius, 32-year-old Farhan Zahid, of Bay Shore, was pronounced dead at the scene. Three of his passengers were also killed — 20-year-old Michael O. Farrell, 25-year-old James P. Farrell and 25-year-old Ryan J. Kiess, all from Manhasset. A 22-year-old woman who was in the Toyota Prius is still listed in critical condition. Montauk Highway remained closed from Old Depot Road to Quogue Street (East). Police believe Mendez may have been speeding. Anyone with information is urged to call Quogue Village Police at 631-653-4791.
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Moriches, NYgreaterlongisland.com

Quiet day in the search for Barney the bull in Moriches

Day six in the search for Barney the bull came and went quietly Sunday, with no new sightings reported of the big black bovine who escaped from captivity Tuesday and scampered through Mastic and Shirley neighborhoods. Barney ran from a Moriches farm and certain death early Tuesday. He he had...
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Waterbury, CTEyewitness News

Waterbury police investigate Saturday night homicide

WATERBURY, CT (WFSB) -- Waterbury police are investigating a homicide that happened Saturday night in the area of East Farm and Orange streets. Police were called to the area just after 8 p.m. for the report that two people had been shot. When officers arrived, they found two victims in...
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Norwalk, CTPosted by


One of the largest and fastest-growing global franchisors and operators of fitness centers, Planet Fitness, recently celebrated its grand opening at 360 Connecticut Ave. in Norwalk. With approximately 20,000 square feet of space and state-of-the-art cardio machines and strength equipment, among other features, Planet Fitness invested $2.3 million to open the club and better serve the greater Norwalk…
Fairfield, CTPosted by

Fairfield’s Aldi gets ready for July 29 opening

Work is nearly completed on the new Aldi discount grocery retailer in Fairfield, due to open on July 29 at 290 Tunxis Hill Road. The 19,000-square-foot store is the 20th Aldi location in Connecticut and the first in lower Fairfield County; an Aldi store in Danbury opened in August 2012. The new location’s aisles are now being filled with merchandise and the store is advertising for employees.
Manorville, NYlongisland.com

Manorville Man Wins A Million on Lotto Scratch-off

For Steven Rickert, the strategy to winning a million dollars on the Mega Millions/Powerball scratch-off game is simple. "Just keep scratching," he told lottery officials, according to a press release. Rickert, of Manorville, won with the extra “Play On The Back” feature on his ticket. The winning ticket was purchased...
Wantagh, NYHerald Community Newspapers

Irish Poet Restaurant Bar opens in Wantagh

A new restaurant with an Irish twist has entered the Wantagh community. The Irish Poet Restaurant Bar, located at 1891 Wantagh Ave., opened its doors last Wednesday. The pub opened after three friends and longtime Wantagh Inn staffers – Mike McNiff, 47, Bill Brown, 45 and Herbie Behan, 52 – decided it was time to open up their own place.
Trumbull, CTNew Haven Register

Snapping turtle stops traffic on Merritt Parkway near Trumbull

There is no shortage of wildlife in Connecticut, and sometimes that wildlife gets caught in traffic on the Merritt Parkway, too. On Wednesday, a snapping turtle was attempting to cross the northbound side of the Merritt Parkway, according to News 12. Driver Charles Hill told Hearst Connecticut he was heading home from work on Wednesday night when he saw a truck stopped on the 49S exit ramp near Trumbull with its hazard lights on.
Connecticut Statefox5ny.com

Bear sightings in Connecticut on the rise

STAMFORD, Conn. - If a bear attacks you, fight back. "Do not play dead," Stamford Managing Animal Control Officer Tilford Cobb said. "You want to fight that bear." Opening this story with bear-fighting is maybe not the most responsible storytelling. After all, Cobb introduces his living-alongside-bears spiel not with human-on-bear combat techniques but rather with a reminder of our many centuries of mostly peaceful cohabitation.
Melville, NYPosted by
TBR News Media

All Aboard! The Discovery Boat Cruises are back with individual reservations

The Ward Melville Heritage Organization (WMHO) has announced that they are now accepting individual reservations for Discovery Pontoon Boat Cruises starting in August. Cruises (up to 27 passengers) will run from August through October, seven days a week where high tide, sunset and weather allow. Reservations are heavily recommended – $35 per person, $25 per child aged three to six, and $5 per child aged two and younger.
West Haven, CTRegister Citizen

Gatisonella Bakery a sugar rush coming to West Haven

WEST HAVEN — It took about three months of driving past the “For Rent” sign in a vacant storefront window for Tabitha Gatison to make the phone call. “I felt anxious and nervous, but I worked up the courage,” and the owner of 19 Wagner Place was immediately nice and accommodating, she said.