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Klum's Possible Island Buy, Retiring Librarian Top Week's News In Westport

Heidi Klum is eyeing a property off the coast of Norwalk.
Heidi Klum is eyeing a property off the coast of Norwalk. Photo Credit: File

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Here's a look at the top stories from last week across Fairfield County.

"America's Got Talent" judge and supermodel Heidi Klum, 42, is looking into buying an island of her very own : the 3.5-acre Tavern Island off the coast of Rowayton with a price tag of $10.99 million.

After an argument with his mother, a 51-year-old Stamford man pulled a fire alarm at his Washington Boulevard building and stabbed two people as they were leaving their apartments, Stamford police said. One of his victims, an ex-competitive wrestler, pinned him.

Bridgeport police are looking for at least two suspects after eight people were injured and one man was killed in an overnight shooting in a parking lot in the Trumbull Gardens housing complex.

Three known felons from Philadelphia along with a teenager were arrested after police said they tried to steal three Range Rovers after cutting a fence at the dealership in Darien.

A 52-year-old former Wilton businessman pleaded guilty to swindling investors, many of them military veterans , out of $175,000 for a pizza business and blast-resistant window glass company he claimed to be starting up in Iraq but never did.

The stars came out to play as the Greenwich International Film Festival held its glamorous opening night party at Restoration Hardware. The GIFF also handed out its inaugural set of awards . Stars, including Kathie Lee Gifford, Hota Kotb and Regis Philbin, gave the event rave reviews .

Charlie Burlingham’s grandfather J. Alden Weir was a pioneer of American Impressionism over a century ago.  Now, Burlingham works to preserve his legacy at Weir Farm National Historic Site on the Wilton-Ridgefield border.

Danbury High School will get even larger now that voters have approved a $53.5 million plan to add a 28-classroom freshmen academy wing onto the campus.

Maxine Bleiweis, the beloved executive director at the Westport Library for the past 17 years, is retiring this summer after a remarkable 41-year career.

New Canaan High School senior Ted O'Rourke has been named a Jefferson Scholar at the University of Virginia, which will cover his full expenses for attending the college in Charlottesville, Va.

Camp Aspetuck, a Girl Scout camp in Weston, is gearing up for another summer of fun at its day camp for girls in kindergarten through 12th grade.

The Fairfield PTA Council announced the winners of its most prestigious awards , the Deanna O. Kiernan Award and the Alis B. McGrath Friend of Education Award, in an event at the Fairfield Woods Middle School Auditorium.

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