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Fairfield-based Sturm, Ruger & Co. has named Sarah F. Colbert its vice president of administration. Colbert joined the company in 2011 and most recently served as director of human resources. Prior to joining Ruger, Colbert worked as a litigation associate at Day Pitney LLP and Ryan Ryan Deluca LLP.

Also appointed to new positions were Robert J. Werkmeister Jr., vice president of marketing, and Michael W. Wilson, vice president of Mayodan operations.

Maaco Auto Painting & Collision Repair has announced plans to expand into Fairfield by bringing two new shops by 2018.

Maaco executives are seeking single and multiunit franchise partners, requiring no prior automotive experience. The shops are expected to bring 14 to 20 auto body and paint technician jobs to the area.

Maaco is offering independent auto body shop owners the opportunity to convert their shops into Maaco locations. Auto body shop owners have the option to sell their shops to Maaco if the facility meets criteria for square footage and zoning requirements and has a functional paint booth.

Sacred Heart University has named Katie Burke, senior strategist and chief of staff at Edelman, a global communications marketing firm, to its board of trustees.

The Norwalk resident was previously CEO of Katie Burke Communications and served as executive vice president of marketing and communications at Nielsen, a global information, data and measurement company.

Her career began in Connecticut as a staff member for former U.S. Rep. Christopher Shays and she later worked for former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s presidential campaign and California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Marilyn Faber, parish nurse coordinator at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, was recognized by the Connecticut Hospital Association as a 2017 Healthcare Hero.

The Shelton resident and 35-year veteran of St. Vincent’s leads an active group of 76 churches and 222 registered nurses that extends health care services through congregations of all faiths. She is establishing the first university site in Connecticut at Sacred Heart University.

Sturm Ruger is recalling a line of pistols, after multiple reports the weapon can discharge unintentionally if the safety is only partially engaged. Ruger stated it is not aware of any mishaps resulting in injuries.

The recall applies to Ruger Mark IV Rimfire pistols manufactured through May. The Fairfield-based company makes the pistols in Prescott, Ariz. Ruger introduced the Mark IV line last year, with multiple models ranging in price between $400 and $800.

Mark IV owners can look up the serial number of their pistol at Ruger.com/MarkIVRecall to check if it is subject to the free recall.

The Fairfield Chamber of Commerce’s new member, Taj Indian Cuisine, has scheduled its official ribbon cutting for Monday at 4:30 p.m.

The new authentic Indian restaurant, at 1879 Black Rock Turnpike, offers a wide variety of specialty foods, from vegetarian and vegan to house specials of meat and seafood-based menu items. Open for lunch and dinner, its lunch buffet is offered seven days a week. Patrons can order online and delivery service is offered.

After the ribbon cutting, there will be a free buffet for those who attend, available from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. The public is invited.

The office building at 173 Sherman St. in Fairfield has sold for $937,500.

Brett A. Sherman, senior vice president of Southport-based Angel Commercial LLC, represented the seller, Paradigm Holdings LLC, in the transaction. The property is a 2,556-square-foot, two-and-a-half-story office building that was remodeled.