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Former explorer claims to be cop to get ticket fixed

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BRIDGEPORT – A former Stratford police explorer was arrested after he claimed he was a police officer and tried to get a traffic ticket fixed, police said. Freddy Gonzalez, 21, of Bruce Avenue, Stratford was charged Thursday with impersonating a police officer and second-degree breach of peace. He was released after posting $1,000 bond. According […] [Read More]
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‘Star’ witness testifies in cold case murder

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BRIDGEPORT –The state put on its star witness Thursday as the second day of the trial of Leonard Jackson, charged with the 32-year-old strangulation murder of a young woman in Seaside Park, began. Detective Heitor Teixeira, the head of the police department’s cold case unit, testified he picked up the case in late 2011 after […] [Read More]
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Black Rock Halloween parade scheduled for Tuesday

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From the public library: 6th Annual Black Rock Halloween Parade & Party Bring the family and join us for what has become a Black Rock tradition. Fun, Food, Scary Stories, Tricks, Treats and Music by Troubadour Phil Rosenthal and much more – Costumes encouraged but not required. Gather at Ellsworth Field on the corner at […] [Read More]
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Warrant: Milford man threatened to ‘take Jonathan Law H.S. hostage’

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Milford police have arrested a 48-year-old Milford man for allegedly making a threat referencing Jonathan Law High School. James Piccirillo, who lives across the street from Jonathan Law High School, was charged with threatening in the second degree, illegal possession of explosives and illegal possession of an assault weapon. He is being held on $250,000 […] [Read More]
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IRS scam spreads to Shelton

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Shelton is the latest community where residents have been confronted by IRS scams. Shelton police said they have received numerous calls recently from citizens who state someone called them claiming to be from the IRS and that they owe money. Residents who receive these calls are advised to not release any personal information and hang […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport celebrates Food Day with cook-off

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BRIDGEPORT — It’s National Food Day, and the city will mark it with the second annual Chef’s Competition with samples from several of Bridgeport’s top restaurants. The event, from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the Margaret Morton Government Center on Broad Street, also includes events for children. The Green Chef Challenge will include the […] [Read More]
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Dr. A. Dennis McBride, Milford's health director. CT Post file photo.

Milford’s health director is retiring

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MILFORD — Dr. A. Dennis McBride, the city’s health director for the past 12 years, has announced his retirement effective Jan. 2, 2015. McBride has spearheaded community health initiatives, including a task force to deal with hoarding, and helped create and enforce the city’s various blighted housing ordinances. The former health director of both the […] [Read More]
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Create a festive Thanksgiving centerpiece at Flanders

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From a press release: WOODBURY — Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust invites people to join them on Wednesday, November 12 at 10AM to create a festive Thanksgiving centerpiece basket perfect for the table or mantle. Judy Grabarz a professional floral designer will lead the program. She will discuss the elements of a basket arrangement […] [Read More]
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