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Tom Renner

Client Editor

No one knows local sports quite like Tom Renner, The Daily Voice's Sports Editor. For 22 years, he covered the field for The Stamford Advocate. He's been in Fairfield County since 1987.

Tom Renner's Contributions

  1. Early-Blooming Native Trees And Shrubs for Bees

    Early-Blooming Native Trees And Shrubs for Bees

    PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. -- There may still be snow on the ground, but spring is here and soon, a number of our native bee species will be active. As you look at your post-winter landscape, you may wonder where those early bees will find the forage that they need to survive.Forage resources for bees are slim in March and April, but some of our native trees and shrubs are important early ...

  2. How Insects Survive The Putnam Winter (And Why That’s a Good Thing)

    How Insects Survive The Putnam Winter (And Why That’s a Good Thing)

    PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. -- In cold climates, insects seem to disappear when temperatures plummet. So where do they go? Depending on the type of insect, there are different strategies for surviving the cold.While some insects migrate to a warmer climate, like Monarch Butterflies and a small percentage of dragonfly species, most of the insects in our landscapes stay put in the winter. Here’s ...

  3. Route 116 Home Of Playwright Eugene O'Neill Hits Market For $3.695M

    Route 116 Home Of Playwright Eugene O'Neill Hits Market For $3.695M

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- "Brook Farm," a 1905 Ridgefield home that was once owned by playwright Eugene O'Neill, has been listed for sale by Sotheby's International Realty.The home is located at 845 North Salem Road (Route 116) and is priced at $3.695 million. Click here for the property listing. The home was the inspiration for one of O'Neill's most famous plays, "Desire ...

  4. Be An Ecological Steward In Your Own Landscape, Putnam

    Be An Ecological Steward In Your Own Landscape, Putnam

    PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. -- The wildlife activity, or lack of it, in our yards can tell us a lot about the ecological health of our landscapes. Take a look right now. Do you have an abundance of birds finding the late winter foods they need, like the persistent fruits of Eastern Redcedar, Winterberry, Northern Bayberry, etc?Have you spotted any returning migrating birds? What natural foods ...

  5. Troopers Seize 4 Kilos of Cocaine In I-84 Traffic Stop

    Troopers Seize 4 Kilos of Cocaine In I-84 Traffic Stop

    Connecticut State Troopers seized four kilos of cocaine following a motor vehicle stop Monday in Waterbury.Luiz Ortiz was charged with illegal sale of drugs and other offenses. He was held on $250,000 bond pending a court date in Waterbury.Troopers stopped a 2002 Dodge Durango around 6:45 p.m. on Interstate 84 when the driver was observed not wearing a seatbelt. The trooper also saw the ...

  6. From Bronxville To Buffett: Tracing Roots Of Houlihan Lawrence

    From Bronxville To Buffett: Tracing Roots Of Houlihan Lawrence

    The roots behind this week’s sale of the region’s most successful real estate firm, Houlihan Lawrence, traces back 129 years to New York City where William Lawrence ran a successful pharmaceutical business.Since then, Houlihan Lawrence’s reach extended to Bronxville, where Lawrence started his real estate investment company, Greenwich and the entire Hudson Valley in New York. It finally ...

  7. Warren Buffett Company Acquires Houlihan Lawrence Real Estate Agency

    Warren Buffett Company Acquires Houlihan Lawrence Real Estate Agency

    A bold move by American business magnate Warren Buffett shook up the Hudson Valley real estate industry Tuesday when his company, HomeServices of America, Inc., acquired Houlihan Lawrence.Houlihan Lawrence serves Westchester, Fairfield, Putnam, Dutchess, Orange and Ulster counties of New York and Connecticut with 1,300 sales associates operating in 30 sales offices. In 2016, Houlihan ...

  8. Real Estate Business Owned By Buffett Purchases Houlihan Lawrence

    Real Estate Business Owned By Buffett Purchases Houlihan Lawrence

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- A bold move by American business magnate Warren Buffett shook up the Hudson Valley real estate industry Tuesday when his company, HomeServices of America, Inc., acquired Houlihan Lawrence.Houlihan Lawrence serves Westchester, Fairfield, Putnam, Dutchess, Orange and Ulster counties of New York and Connecticut with 1,300 sales associates operating in 30 sales ...

  9. Somers-Born Chef Expands Restaurant Offerings

    Somers-Born Chef Expands Restaurant Offerings

    WESTPORT, Conn. — There's more of a good thing at The Cottage in Westport, which officially opened an additional 800 square feet of dining space. The Cottage, which opened in December 2015, is a warm and welcoming restaurant by Chef Brian Lewis, a Somers, N.Y., native. It embraces the local community and is greatly influenced by the artisan farmers and growers in the region. Lewis' ...

  10. Four Westchester Men Fire Shots From Handgun At Danbury Park, Police Say

    Four Westchester Men Fire Shots From Handgun At Danbury Park, Police Say

    Four men from Westchester were charged with firing a handgun on Tuesday at Tarrywile Park in Danbury, Conn., police said.Offers responded to a call at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday after a caller reported hearing six or seven gunshots near the water tower, police said. Danbury officers identified four suspects, who initially failed to comply with instructions to raise hands, police said. The ...

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