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Wilton Rower Mary Beth Greer Tops The Week In News

Wilton rower Mary Beth Greer competed in USRowing Youth National Championships Saturday.
Wilton rower Mary Beth Greer competed in USRowing Youth National Championships Saturday. Photo Credit: Contributed

WILTON, Conn. –  News that Wilton's Mary Beth Greer, a rower with Saugatuck Rowing Club in Westport, was competing in the USRowing Youth National Championships topped headlines this past week. Here’s a look at these and other top stories from the last week.

? Mary Beth Greer, a junior at Wilton high School, was preparing to compete in the USRowing Youth National Championships on Saturday in Tennessee. The teen rower already has one medal from the championships, which she won last year.

? Black bears made the news on more than one occasion. A black bear was spotted roaming the streets in the northeast area of Westport last weekend. Then on Tuesday, a black bear cub was spotted in a tree in downtown Danbury . The cub was safely brought down from the tree by authorities and moved to a forest.

? A 50-year-old Wilton man and former real estate attorney was recently sentenced to 30 months in a federal prison for his role in a $4 million Fairfield County mortgage fraud scheme.

? The Connecticut General Assembly wrapped up its legislative session this week with the passing of a controversial state budget and voting to restrict access to crime scene photos , among other last-day votes.

? Hurricane season returned to the Wilton area this week, and the first tropical storm already made landfall. Storm Andrea dumped several inches of rain on the area Friday.

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