March 6, 2019

NORWALK — Before securing a position at a Charkit, a chemical company in SoNo, Artie St. Armand spent most of his days watching television.

He’d held a few odd jobs before the chemical company, cleaning tables at a local beach club and occasionally working on a housekee...

January 29, 2019

NORWALK — State officials toured STAR’s facility on Monday morning to see results of the Governor’s Nonprofit Grant Program, which funds capital projects for nonprofits.

Former Gov. Dannel Malloy proposed the program in 2013 and the legislature approved $20 million for...

January 29, 2019

NORWALK — STAR, Inc. Lighting the Way, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving infants, children adults and seniors impacted by intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as providing support services to their families, recently held its 66th annua...

October 15, 2018


NORWALK — Angie Daniels’ grandmother raised her and four of her siblings and cousins. She was taking over for Daniels’ mother, who was struggling with drug addiction. Because of her mother’s drug use, Daniels shakes, has seizures and ha...

April 10, 2018

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Family including from left, Laurie Jayne, Nancy Tolles, Randall Church, Bob Tolles, Larry Church, Michael Jayne, Mildred Tolles, Michael Church, Terry Tolles and Allen Church, celebrate with Billy Tolles, third from left, as he marks his...

March 23, 2018


NORWALK — The rooms at Stoler House tell a lot about the people who live in them.

The first thing one would notice when looking at Stephen Denittis’ room is that he is a big New York Yankees fan.

The 66-year-old man has more than a dozen ba...

February 8, 2018


NORWALK — Next winter, as you’re battling the weather and the cold, Angie Daniels will be on a cruise to the Bahamas and a visit to Disney World.

“I’ve got butterflies in my stomach,” Daniels said excitedly in the lobby of S...

December 14, 2017

By R.A. Schuetz and Humberto J. Rocha

Updated 6:04 pm, Tuesday, December 5, 2017

NEW CANAAN — Elm Street, a strip of restaurants and shops including Vineyard Vines and J. Crew in New Canaan, celebrated a new tenant Wednesday afternoon. Staff and clients of STAR, Inc., a...

December 14, 2017

By R.A. Schuetz

 Published 5:07 pm, Monday, December 4, 2017


NORWALK — An excited hubbub pulsed through the building a recent evening at STAR, a nonprofit that supports individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Executive Director Katie Banzhaf...

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