Adam Tarchoun

Freelance Journalist - Hersam Acorn

Location icon United States of America

Lind-Larsen has three months to address changes for trial

Lisa Lind-Larsen, the Redding resident on trial for two animal cruelty charges, is seeking an attorney, rehabilitation, and a full pardon after being granted three more months to address charges. On Monday, Jan. 5, Ms. Lind-Larsen, 75, represented herself without an attorney, in what is commonly referred to as "pro se" representation.

Lind-Larsen will go to trial for animal cruelty charges

After three pretrials and months of delay, Redding resident Lisa Lind-Larsen, 75, will be going to trial to face two charges of animal cruelty after a judge declined her appeal for rehabilitation. In July, Ms. Lind-Larsen's mustang horses, Chinook and Cheyenne, were seized after the Department of Agriculture's animal control division became aware of the animals' malnourished state.

State to keep horses seized from Redding home | The Redding Pilot

The two mustang horses seized from Lisa Lind-Larsen's Redding home in July will remain in the custody of the state. Ms. Lind-Larsen, 75, was found responsible for the neglect and/or cruel treatment of her mustangs, Cheyenne and Chinook, in a decision handed down by Hartford Superior Court Judge Robert F.

Lind-Larsen is seeking accelerated rehabilitation | The Redding Pilot

Court proceedings have stalled for another month, with a new pretrial date of Nov. 4 as Redding resident Lisa Lind-Larsen, 75, has been granted an extension for the two misdemeanor charges of animal cruelty. Since Ms. Lind-Larsen's last pretrial court appearance, on Sept.

Lind-Larsen drops attorney during first pre-trial hearing

Court proceedings for the two misdemeanor charges of animal cruelty against Redding resident Lisa Lind-Larsen, 75, have been extended to Oct. 6, after Ms. Lind-Larsen's attorney filed a motion to be removed as her counsel. On Wednesday, Sept. 17, Ms. Lind-Larsen appeared in Danbury Superior Court for a pre-trial.

Himes holds on for historic win

U.S. Rep. Jim Himes kept Connecticut's 4th District in Democratic hands Tuesday, as Republicans won a majority of seats in the U.S. Senate to take control of both houses of Congress. The generations of Republican dominance in southwestern Connecticut appears officially over.

Congressional campaign sparring turns to transportation woes

Republican candidate for Congress Dan Debicella challenged incumbent U.S. Rep. Jim Himes' transportation record at a recent press conference in front of the Westport train station. Mr. Debicella, who is running for Congress in Connecticut's 4th District in southwestern Connecticut, claimed Mr. Himes' "has failed to resolve existing problems." "In 2007 and 2008 transportation was a big issue for candidate Himes, but then Congressman Himes forgot all about it," Mr. Debicella said.

Bishop Caggiano addresses Catholics in Norwalk

On Tuesday, Sept. 9, Bishop Frank J. Caggiano spoke before more than 500 pastors, lay leaders, and Synod delegates in his first State of the Diocese at All Saints Catholic School in Norwalk.

Two-tier busing not in budget | The Redding Pilot

Two-tier busing was not on the agenda for the Board of Education meeting on Tuesday and according to Chairperson Kimberly Ajavananda, two-tier busing is not expected to be on the budget for this year, but parents took the time during the two public comment portions of the meeting to voice their opinion on the proposal.

SSO would be win-win for schools, police

Proposed school security changes are under way at Redding Elementary School as the Board of Education and Redding Police Department draw closer to bringing on a fully certified special school security officer (SSO) to replace the school resource officer (SRO).

Don't let the holidays go up in flames

Holiday preparation and fire prevention at home have been made safer than ever as the introduction of wireless interconnected smoke detectors marks a huge leap in technology and protection. Peter Bernstein, deputy fire marshal for Georgetown Volunteer Fire Department and fire marshal for Redding Fire and EMS Co.

Redding CERT attracts new volunteers | The Redding Pilot

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) of Redding held an informational course on Tuesday, Oct. 21, in what marked the beginning of a four-class program to add new volunteers to the 40-member team. The CERT meeting was headed by the Redding Health Department Health Officer Douglas Hartline and police Chief Douglas Fuchs.

First annual Family Fun Run is Sunday in Rowayton

Wake-up early and get your blood pumping on Sunday, Oct. 19, for the inaugural Community Cooperative Nursery School Family Fun Run at Bayley Beach in Rowayton. The day will start with the kids' Fun Run which tracks a one mile course where families and kids can run/walk together.

Rancho Alegre celebrates 20 years in Georgetown

The last weekend of September marked not only a beautiful end to the summer but also the celebration of 20 years in business for Georgetown's own Rancho Alegre Mexican restaurant. Founder and owner Flori Osorio and Rancho Alegre celebrated the anniversary in grand style with an absolutely festive atmosphere and giveaways.

Library surprises book club with author

On Friday, Sept. 19, the Darien Library hosted a special event for members of various local book groups wherein participants had the chance to meet with Lisa Howorth, author of Flying Shoes, for a reading and discussion. Twenty women from approximately ten different book groups around Darien gathered together in the mezzanine section of Darien Library in order to discuss Howorth's debut novel.

Summer Nights: DiMennaMania hits Darien

The penultimate concert of this year's Darien Summer Nights series will feature DiMennaMania! at Grove Street Plaza in Darien, on Friday, Sept. 12 from 6 to 9 p.m. The show will star Lynn DiMenna, Tom DiMenna, and Meredith DiMenna along with special guests - as each family member is slated to perform selections from their individual repertoires.

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