An outpouring of goodwill and donations from well-wishers, many of them from Wilton, has boosted the money collected for the family of police Capt. Thomas Conlan well over an original fund-raising goal of $10,000. The money is being collected to help the family after their Oxford home was lost to a fire on Sept. 30.
Alison Cubbellotti, a cousin of Conlan’s wife Ashley, posted a fund-raising page on the crowdsourcing site YouCaring. As of Oct. 5, more than $16,000 has been raised from 189 donors and the goal has been upped to $20,000.