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These are but a few of the 10,000 plus books which will be part of Stratford Library's annual book sale Thursday, June 4 through Sunday, June 7, 2015.

Stratford Library book sale set for June 4-7

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From a press release: STRATFORD — The Stratford Library, 2203 Main Street in Stratford, Connecticut will hold its annual book sale Thursday, June 4 through Sunday, June 7, 2015. The sale, which is a major fund-raiser for the library, is being organized again this year by the SLA Board of Trustees under Co-chairmen Karla Glad […] [Read More]
Categories: Literature, Stratford
Several of the sports teams at Newtown High School, girls gymnastics & golf, and boys volleyball, are currently unfunded and have to raise their own funds to cover all expenses. Here, Newtown's Jeremy Doski (3) and Shelton's Rhodric McCurdy (9) both go up for the ball during the boys high school volleyball game between Shelton and Newtown high schools.

Newtown alumni step up to plate for school sports

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From a press release: NEWTOWN, CT (May 21, 2015) – The Newtown Alumni Fund (NAF) has announced the results of their fundraising challenge to support school sports in Newtown. Several of the sports teams at Newtown High School, girls gymnastics & golf, and boys volleyball, are currently unfunded and have to raise their own funds […] [Read More]
A combine cuts rice in a field near Tucker, Arkansas, a state that grows nearly 60 percent of the USA's rice production. (AP Photo)

DeLauro: Let’s get arsenic out of rice

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From a press release: WASHINGTON, DC—Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) has introduced legislation to limit the amount of inorganic arsenic, the most toxic form of arsenic found in foods, that is permitted in rice and rice-based products. The R.I.C.E (Reducing food-based Inorganic Compounds Exposure) Act would require the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to set a […] [Read More]

River Street Wednesdays to begin May 27th

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From a Press Release: Milford, CT, April 20, 2015- The City of Milford and Milford Arts Council are thrilled to announce River Street Wednesdays. River Street Wednesdays will be held each Wednesday at Noon on the parkette in front of City Hall from May 27th to August 26th, 2015. “River Street Wednesdays provides the community […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport police respond to a stabbing

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A young man has been stabbed in the neck with a butterfly knife, and a 14 year-old suffered a cut to a hand during a dispute on Wordin Avenue in Bridgeport. Medics are treating both victims, whose injuries do not appear to be life-threatening. They are also tracking a possible suspect, identified by the victims. […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Bridgeport cocaine trafficker gets 10 year sentence

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BRIDGEPORT — A city man police say was part of the “Sex, Money and Murder” set of the the Bloods gang selling drugs at the Marina Village housing complex will serve 10 years in prison. Damont Gee, 39, also known as “Monty,” was sentenced Tuesday by Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Woodbury lawyer busted in Oxford estate theft

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NEW HAVEN – Federal authorities have arrested a former Woodbury lawyer in connection with $1.8 million missing from the estate of an Oxford woman. Peter M. Clark will be arraigned before U.S. Magistrate Sarah Merriam at the federal courthouse here this afternoon. Clark served as the executor for the estate of Miriam Strong, a wealthy […] [Read More]
Officer Paul Smith and K-9 Kane. Photo courtesy of Ansonia police.

Ansonia police welcome a new (canine) member

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ANSONIA — Later this summer, a German Shepherd dog raised in Derby will be joining the city police force as a specialist in narcotics detection. K-9 Kane and his handler Officer Paul Smith, will begin their 12 weeks of training next week, said Lt. Andrew Cota, the department spokesman. “We are pleased to add Kane […] [Read More]
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