John Breunig, Register Citizen

John Breunig

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Stamford, CT, United States

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Recent:
  • Register Citizen
  • Greenwich Time
  • Stamford Advocate
  • The Middletown Press
  • New Haven Register
Past:
  • The News-Times

Recent articles by John:

John Breunig: Jerry Springer on working in CT and how Trump ‘gives license to inappropriate behavior’

TV legend Jerry Springer talks to columnist John Breunig about his controversial legacy, taping in Connecticut during the pandemic and his pop culture cameos. → Read More

Hawk migration numbers expected to soar in the coming weeks at Greenwich Audubon

Hawk watchers have been out in socially-distant, masked groups since the beginning of September to count the raptors as they pass over the Greenwich Audubon Society migrating south for the winter. Hawk migration is expected to peak in the next few weeks and numbers in the thousands are commonly spotted on clear days with northwest winds. Dedicated hawk counters will be out through the end of… → Read More

Israeli court sentences model Bar Refaeli for tax evasion

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) - An Israeli court sentenced top model Bar Refaeli on Sunday to nine months of community service and sentenced her mother to 16 months in prison, ending a prolonged tax evasion case that had sullied the image of a once-beloved national icon. Refaeli entered the Tel Aviv courthouse in a beige T-shirt and wearing a light blue surgical face mask. She was accompanied by her… → Read More

Israeli court sentences model Bar Refaeli for tax evasion

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) - An Israeli court sentenced top model Bar Refaeli on Sunday to nine months of community service and sentenced her mother to 16 months in prison, ending a prolonged tax evasion case that had sullied the image of a once-beloved national icon. Refaeli entered the Tel Aviv courthouse in a beige T-shirt and wearing a light blue surgical face mask. She was accompanied by her… → Read More

John Breunig: A band of CT moms comes to the rescue of hungry children during COVID

A group of Connecticut moms conduct a stealth operation to deliver food to children in need during the pandemic, writes columnist John Breunig. → Read More

Sterling Farms wins Stamford Interclub title over Brennan

The Sterling Farms GC Men's Club capped a weekend of great golf with a convincing 17-11 victory over the Men's Club from E. Gaynor Brennan GC (Hubbard Heights) on Aug. 30 to claim the Stamford Interclub championship. The win ended a 2-year winning streak for Brennan in this annual event that pits teams from Stamford's two town golf courses against each other in a modified Ryder Cup-type event.… → Read More

EA Sports adds Kaepernick to latest version of Madden 21

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Madden NFL players will have the opportunity to see how Colin Kaepernick might fare if he was back on the field. EA Sports announced Tuesday that the company has partnered with Kaepernick and is including him in the latest version of Madden 21. Fans can sign Kaepernick as a free agent in franchise mode and put him at the helm of any NFL team, as well as including him on any… → Read More

A day at the museum with Seaver

Tom Seaver wasn't just a New York Met. He was The New York Met. He wasn't just a pitcher, he was one of the game's masters. As a boy, I was just the right age to watch Seaver define himself in 1969 as the lead architect of what remains one of two defining sports miracles (the other happened on ice). You could count ballplayers like him on one mitt. So, of course, during my tenure a sportswriter… → Read More

A day at the museum with Seaver

Tom Seaver wasn't just a New York Met. He was The New York Met. He wasn't just a pitcher, he was one of the game's masters. As a boy, I was just the right age to watch Seaver define himself in 1969 as the lead architect of what remains one of two defining sports miracles (the other happened on ice). You could count ballplayers like him on one mitt. So, of course, during my tenure a sportswriter… → Read More

John Breunig: CT GOP’s handling of congressional race a reminder to ‘do better’ by assault survivors

Columnist John Breunig explores lessons that can be learned from the way the Connecticut Republican Party handled case of candidate arrested on assault charges. → Read More

CT state police plan DUI patrols for Labor Day weekend

The patrols start at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday and continue through 11:59 p.m. Monday. → Read More

Deputies fatally shoot Black man who dropped gun from bundle

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Black man who deputies said was stopped for riding his bicycle in violation of vehicle codes was fatally shot when he dropped a bundle of items that included a gun, authorities said, setting of a protest march to a nearby sheriff's station in Los Angeles. Sheriff's Lt. Brandon Dean said the specific violations were not known, the Los Angeles Times reported. Dean said… → Read More

Attorney: Jacob Blake no longer handcuffed to hospital bed

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Jacob Blake is no longer shackled to his hospital bed, as he had been following a police shooting in southeastern Wisconsin that left him paralyzed, his attorneys said Friday. Kenosha Police Officer Rusten Sheskey shot Blake, a Black man, seven times in the back on Sunday while responding to a domestic dispute call. Protesters have filled Kenosha's streets every night since… → Read More

Ponies, hats and cocktails: Polo season opens in Greenwich

The Greenwich Polo Club hosted its first match of the season at its home in the backcountry. → Read More

John Breunig: The day CT became the center of a presidential race

Columnist John Breunig recalls a day in Stamford 20 years ago, when Joe Lieberman brought Vice President Al Gore to his hometown for their first stop on the campaign trail. → Read More

Teen girl charged with plowing car into 5 pedestrians

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) - A teenage girl plowed her car into five pedestrians including a 7-year-old child on a sidewalk Monday in Connecticut while trying to run down her ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend, police said. The young girl and another person were seriously injured, but are expected to survive, authorities said. The 17-year-old girl drove onto a New Britain sidewalk, struck the… → Read More

Ansonia’s Pitney retires from Brakettes, will coach 18-U Brakettes

Shortly after her decision to end her playing career, the former St. Joseph High and Manhattan College star was named head coach of the Select Brakettes. → Read More

Ansonia’s Pitney retires from Brakettes, will coach 18-U Brakettes

Shortly after her decision to end her playing career, the former St. Joseph High and Manhattan College star was named head coach of the Select Brakettes. → Read More

Greenwich’s St. Roch Church proceeds with procession

The church's namesake - appropriate for this year - is the patron saint of infectious diseases → Read More

Medical student from Greenwich announces engagement-wedding

Stephanie Anne Hart and D. Baxter Matthews plan to hold an official ceremony next spring at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville. → Read More