HAN News, Feb. 26

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Mike Suppe joins us at the sports desk. Donald Eng takes a look back on this day in history.

Below are some of the stories we are following on Friday, Feb. 26:

Stratford Police are seeking assistance to identify a man accused of burglarizing a salon.

An investigative report compiled by the U.S. Social Security Administration led Wilton police to a Wilton woman accused of taking approximately $50,000 from her two minor children’s Social Security benefits.

A Trumbull man was arrested twice in town last week — first at the Westfield Trumbull Mall for shoplifting and criminal trespassing last Thursday,and then on White Plains Road for allegedly driving under the influence Friday afternoon.

Days later, the cause of a spill that let 50 to 75 gallons of oil into parts of the Norwalk River in Wilton, Ridgefield and Redding on Friday, Feb. 19, is yet to be determined.

A group of Weston High School students won first place in a “Teen Safe Driving Video Contest,” sponsored by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and Travelers Insurance.

At the New Canaan Police Commission meeting Thursday night, Feb. 25, at police headquarters, Commission Chairman Stuart Sawabini angrily called for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to pay it’s way overdue $64,000 bill to the Town. And until it does, there will be no more officers made available for extra duty assignments.

According to The Ridgefield Press, burglaries in Ridgefield spiked more than three times, an analysis of police data for the year shows.

With the use of crumb rubber — or recycled tire crumbs — as infill material for artificial athletic fields banned by the city of Hartford and being re-evaluated at the federal level, an organic alternative has been proposed for Wilton’s Fujitani Field, due for replacement this calendar year.

Many in the New Canaan area are happy to hear that Gates restaurant opened its doors for the first time since April 2015.

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