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12 People Displaced in Guilford Condo Fire; 2 Hospitalized (CT)

Two people were taken to the hospital after fire broke out at a condo complex at 80 Seaview Terrace around 3 a.m. Friday, according to media reports.  A total of 12 people were displaced in the fire, Fox 61 reports.

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Foundation issues spreading to condominium complexes (CT)

At least four developments in area towns, including three condominium complexes, are deteriorating from failing concrete foundations, an issue that continues to plague northeastern and north-central Connecticut homeowners.  Along with Ryefield Condominiums in Vernon, parts of which were found in

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Sewer line raises concern (CT)

The massive project for Woodridge Lake seeks to put an end to a decades-long battle between the Woodridge Lake homeowners association and the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. In 1989, the agency issued a consent order over concerns

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Ganim (Mayor) told to stop renting out condo (CT)

Mayor Joe Ganim will have to eliminate “providing tenants fresh sheets and towels” from his list of responsibilities governing Connecticut’s largest city.  Ganim broke the rules when he launched short-term rentals out of his condominium at The Cove, a residential

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Firefighters Battle Flames at Condo Amid Extreme Heat (CT)

Firefighters battled flames at a condo on Riverton Road in Winchester, along with the horrible heat and humidity on Thursday.   “It was difficult in the beginning for the first crews,” said Deputy Chief Curt Mongeau, of the Winsted Fire Department.

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Condo owners near trail complain about pedestrian, bicycle traffic (CT)

While nature lovers celebrate the newly open section of the linear trail, some Yalesville on the Green condo owners are upset by the illegal pedestrian and bicyclist traffic it has spurred through the complex. An easement allows for vehicular traffic

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Pedestrians, bicyclists prohibited from accessing new trail through Wallingford condo complex (CT)

As excitement mounts over the new stretch of linear trail recently unveiled at Firework Island, some condo owners are upset pedestrians and bicyclists are violating the law by passing through their property. Town officials hope a solution can be reached

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Residents displaced after Bethel condo fire (CT)

Several residents of the Plumtree Heights condos were forced out of their homes Saturday after a fire tore through one of the units Saturday morning  Read the article………

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Fire Causes ‘Serious Damage’ To Enfield Condo (CT)

A fire caused “serious damage” to a condo unit at The Hamlet, located near Orlando Drive, Saturday afternoon, according to Enfield Fire Departments’ Public Information Officer Mark Zarcaro.      Read the article………..

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Firefighters Battle 2-Alarm Fire in Middletown (CT)

Firefighters are battling a two-alarm fire at a condo at 826 Long Hill Road in Middletown.  The resident, who rents the condo, said she was frying plantains and it got out of control.

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Condos have faulty concrete: engineer (CT)

A local condominium complex is the latest structure discovered to be affected by faulty foundations, an issue that continues to plague northeastern and north-central Connecticut homeowners.    Read the article…………

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Neighbor Files Noise Complaint With HOA for Crying Baby (CT)

People file noise complaints against neighbors for all kinds of reasons, from dogs that won’t stop barking to partiers who won’t stop blasting Britney Spears. (Britney? Really?) Yet recently intrabuilding warfare—and a resulting official noise complaint—was lodged against a far

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Was police dog sniff outside Connecticut condo door legal?

A Connecticut marijuana bust has turned into a potential precedent setting case on whether apartment and condo dwellers have the same rights as house owners when it comes to police using drug-sniffing dogs outside their homes.  Read the article…………..

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The Legitimacy Of Adopted Amended Or Repealed Rules

A source of conflict between boards and unit owners is the enforcement of rules. The power of the Association of the enact and enforce rules in not unlimited. To be enforceable, the rules must be legally adopted and within the

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Four Critically Injured In West Hartford (CT) Fire

Nine people were taken to hospitals, four of them with critical injuries, after an early-morning fire in a Kane Street condo complex fire.    Read the article…………

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Fire crews respond to blaze at condos on County Street (CT)

Fire crews were called to Nor-West Condominiums on County Street Wednesday morning for a reported structure fire in one of the units.   Read the article………..

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Wolcott (CT) neighbors worried about contaminated drinking water

Some neighbors who live at the Arrowhead by The Lake condominium complex in Wolcott are concerned with potential lead and bacteria contamination in their well water supply.  “Aside from showers we don’t use the water for anything,” said Chuck and

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Crumbling Foundation Problem Has Added Headaches for Condo Owners (CT)

Patti Cucuzzo and her partner, Kathy, were ready to make a move. They found a buyer for their unit in Lydall Woods Colonial Village in Manchester, but at the final inspection, everything changed.  “My realtor texted me and said it’s

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Berlin (CT) Reviews Condo Trash Rebate

Since 2014, the town has helped condominium complexes shoulder the costs of private trash removal. But tough economic times could end the rebates,    Read the article…………

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Stamford cops: Ex-condo president embezzled

A former East Side condominium association president was arrested for alegedly embezzling thousands of dollars from her fellow condo owners after she left office with only $15 in the association account, the insurance lapsed and an unpaid sewage bill.   Read

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24 birds removed from condo after woman found dead in Stamford (CT)

Fierst said that it appeared that the birds, which ranged from babies to adults, hadn’t been fed for days. Detective Bureau supervisor Lt. Diedrich Hohn said it appeared the woman had been dead for a few days.  “She was a

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SBA offers disaster assistance to residents affected by Bridgeport (CT) condo fire

Connecticut businesses and residents affected by the condominium fire in Bridgeport on Dec. 31 may apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet announced today.   Read the article………

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Firefighters Douse Manchester Condo Blaze

A fire at a Buckland Street condominium complex Wednesday displaced residents of three units, but no one was injured, a fire official said.   Read the article…………..

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Some displaced by massive Bridgeport (CT) condo fire receive surprise assistance

All 120 residents of what was a 36-unit condominium complex on Bridgeport’s Charles Street were displaced by a New Year’ Eve morning fire. None were injured, but all are hurting.  Many families packed the Social Services office in Bridgeport Monday,

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Smoke Detectors Were Disabled in Bridgeport Fire That Killed Toddler, Injured 5

Just days after a condo building fire displaced 120 people in Bridgeport on New Year’s Eve, the community is mourning the death of a 3-year-old girl in an apparent stove fire Sunday that ravaged a condo unit and hospitalized five

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3-Year-Old Girl Dies In Overnight Fire In Bridgeport (CT) Condo

A 3-year-old girl died in a massive fire in her Bridgeport condo early Sunday despite efforts by her neighbors and firefighters to save her, according to NBC Connecticut.  Read the article…………

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2016 brings hope to Bridgeport families devastated by fire

Hope for a New Year and new beginnings to the nearly 140 victims who lost everything but their lives on the last day of 2015, when when a fire consumed the 36-unit condominium complex at 215 Charles St.   Read the

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Details released in case of alleged felony larceny, fraud at Plainville (CT) condo complexes

Two men accused of defrauding more than two dozen condominium associations were arraigned in Bristol Superior Court Monday.  Dereck Cutone, 26, of 76 Chestnut St., Bristol, was charged with conspiracy to commit second-degree larceny. Donald Neff , 46, of 255

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Condo complex fire prompts large evacuation (CT)

A large-scale evacuation was ordered after a fire broke out in a condominium complex early Sunday. Read the article……….

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Trump Parc residents silent on request to drop GOP candidate’s name from Stamford (CT) building

A day after members of Fairfield County’s Muslim community asked the developers of downtown’s Trump Parc to remove the GOP presidential candidate’s name from the building, it remained unclear whether the request would be honored or even considered.   Read the

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Third man charged in connection to theft from Plainville, Bristol, condo associations

A third man faces charges in connection to a case involving the reported theft of more than $275,000 from two dozen condominium associations in Plainville and Bristol.   Read the article………

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City Orders Waterfront Access Restored (CT)

City Building Official Jim Turcio has given a City Point condo association until next week to repair and reopen a boardwalk so neighbors can walk along the harbor—as the condo association was legally required to do more than two decades

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Condo management company owner, employee arrested after funds disappear (CT)

An investigation into missing condo funds has led to the arrest of two defunct property management company employees.  Police said they arrested 36-year-old Devin Hill, the former owner of D&H Management.    Read the article………

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Homeowners association treasurer may avoid prison (CT)

The former president and treasurer of the 94-member Arbor Ridge Homeowners Association in Torrington is expected to be sentenced today in Litchfield Superior Court to a suspended prison term along with a promise to pay back the rest of what

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Stamford (CT) Condo Fire Displaces 5 Residents

Five residents of a Cove Road condominium complex were displaced after fire damaged walls and a part of the roof Sunday night.  Stamford Firefighters prevented the spread of a fire in the walls at the two-story complex at 637 Cove

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Watertown (CT) Police arrest suspected embezzler

Police have arrested a woman they say embezzled approximately $50,000 over three years from a condominium association.   Read the article……….

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Watertown (CT) Woman Facing Embezzlement Charges

A 56-year-old local woman who owns a property management company is facing embezzlement charges after police said she forged contractors signatures on checks and deposited them into her own account.  Police said that Joanne Fournier, 56, of Watertown, turned herself

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Bridgeport (CT) Condo Complex Fire Displaces Seven

No injuries were reported after a condo complex caught fire near the corner of Alanson Road and Connecticut Avenue Sunday night.     Read the article…………

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Connecticut Revokes Registration of Ennis Property Management

The Ct Real Estate Commission revoked the community association manager’s registration of Ennis Property Management, Inc., on October 7, 2015.  The Commission found that Ennis Property Management Inc. identified a condominium roof as storm damaged and then ordered replacement without

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Cassidy Commons Asks Plainville For Snowplowing Help (CT)

An affordable housing complex founded in 1990 using vacant housing at a former Nike missile base is in financial trouble and is looking to the town for help.  The president of the complex’s homeowners association asked the town council to

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7 Taken to Hospital After Carbon Monoxide Issue in Vernon (CT) condo

Seven people have been taken to the hospital after a furnace emitted elevated levels of carbon monoxide in a condominium on Grand Avenue in Vernon.  Emergency crews responded to 104 Grand Ave. at 5:16 a.m. on Monday and found levels

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Fire Damages Stamford Condo Building (CT)

A fire caused substantial damage to a condominium building at 71 Riverside Ave. in Stamford on Saturday night.  The Stamford Fire Department fought the blaze that was reported about 7 p.m. Saturday, according to The Advocate. There was no immediate

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Change In Fire Code Prohibits Grills On Decks For Some Residents Of Apartments And Condos (CT)

There will be no more grilling hot dogs or hamburgers on decks and balconies of Connecticut apartment buildings.  A little-noticed change in the newly revised Connecticut State Fire Prevention Code, which took effect May 7, prohibits the use and storage

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2 hurt, 5 families forced out after Southbury fire (CT)

wo people were injured and five families were forced from their homes after a fire ripped though a retirement community in Southbury.  According to fire officials, crews were called to the scene near 447 Winship Dr. in the Heritage Village

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Displaced by fire, Crown Village condo owners in Meriden (CT) still face monthly fees

Little more than a month after a fire destroyed a building in the Crown Village condominium complex, one unit owner says residents are facing another challenge by being expected to pay condominium association fees. The association president says the fees

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Isn’t Mumford Cove tax break enough? (CT)

In a recent editorial we expressed our consternation concerning the fence the Mumford Cove Association installed last fall at the end of Neptune Drive, blocking access to and from a town-maintained, public trail between Haley Farm State Park and Bluff

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Large fire causes heavy damage to Meriden condo complex (CT)

Fire ripped through a building at the Crown Village condominium complex near the corner of Crown Street and Hall Avenue early Saturday afternoon. The blaze started around noon in Building 11 and had yet to be contained as of 12:45

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40 Firefighters From 9 Departments Battle Litchfield (CT) Condo Fire

Forty firefighters from nine fire companies were called to the Hunters Chase Condo Complex in Litchfield after a unit under construction went up in flames Thursday afternoon, according to fire officials and emergency dispatchers.    Read the article…………

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Ridgefield (CT) condo fire leaves elderly woman critically injured

Firefighters responded immediately to a fire in Ridgefield and rescued three people from the building.   An elderly woman is one of the three along with her two sons and she is said to be critically injured after a fire broke

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Legislation to Establish a Pilot Program to Mediate Condominium Disputes (CT)

CCOC has worked very hard during the past several years to try to get legislation passed that gives unit owners a quick and much less expensive alternative to filling a lawsuit against the Association in Superior Court. Unfortunately, primarily because

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