STAR honors Lavielle

Katie Banzhaf, left, executive director of STAR, Inc., with state Rep. Gail Lavielle (R-143), chosen as the organization’s Humanitarian of the Year for ‘her commitment to Connecticut citizens with special needs and their families,’ a press release from the organization said. The award was presented Oct. 26. STAR is a nonprofit organization that serves individuals of all ages with intellectual and developmental disabilities and provides support services to their families in Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk, Weston, Westport, and Wilton.