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Hope for a better New Year at First Night in Westport

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There was everything from a Beatles Tribute group (they sounded somewhat like the Fab Four, but with little physical resemblance), to jazz great Chris Coogan, who mesmerized audiences at Christ and Trinity Church.  There were magicians, face-painters, and caricatures for kids, and fortune tellers, palm readers, psychics and Tarot Card readers for those looking for some hope that 2010 […] [Read More]
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State troopers keeping busy

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State police have released their enforcement totals for the last two days, from midnight Wednesday to 4 p.m. Thursday (today). Total Accidents: 350 With injury: 41 DUI Arrests: 16 Speeding arrests: 359 Seatbelt Arrests: 49 Hazardous Moving Arrests (follow too close, unsafe lane change, fail to signal etc): 687 The numbers are pretty scary. Please […] [Read More]
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Driving Update

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Even though roads are clearer since snow began this morning, it’s no picnic out there. There are many unplowed areas, with slick areas underneath. Some sort of wet or even icy stuff is expected to continue, so my advice is go slow. [Read More]
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Snow ringing in New Year; fender-benders pile up

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By STAFF REPORTS Snow has begun falling across southwestern Connecticut this morning, leaving a slick sheen on roads and causing treacherous  driving conditions. In addition to snow, according to the winter weather advisory posted by the National Weather Service, sleet and rain are expected to overspread the region into late this afternoon. Most precipitation is forecast […] [Read More]
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Burning Truck is Near I-95 Exit 40

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Traffic southbound near the mall is backed up because of a truck fire; only one lane is open. [Read More]
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Truck Fire Snarls Traffic

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A truck on fire on Interstate 95 in Milford has forced the closing of all but one southbound lane near exit 35. Firefighters and state police are on the scene. [Read More]
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Lights Out in Milford

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Power is out in Milford along New Haven Avenue from the corner of River Street downtown to Buckingham Avenue. Police are on the scene directing motorists through the three affected traffic signals. High winds apparently caused the outage. More to follow. [Read More]
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Accident closes section of Route 110

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A section of Route 110 in Shelton near East Village Road is closed due to a motor vehicle accident reported around 5:11 p.m. The road was, at one point, apparently closed in both directions. Motorists are advised to seek an alternate route, since it’s estimated it will take a while to clear the road. The […] [Read More]
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Only on Wednesday

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Note to Trumbull seniors or anyone else with an interest in expanding the applicable tax relief plan: The Legislative & Administration Committee WILL NOT take up the matter Tuesday night after all. A public hearing scheduled before the Finance Committee is still on tap for Wednesday at 8 p.m. [Read More]
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Note to Chase Bank: Puerto Rico is part of U.S.

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A customer representative for Chase Bank Monday said the bank charges a 3 percent conversion fee for any purchases made in Puerto Rico with either a Chase credit card or debit card. She said the fee is for converting the purchases to U.S. dollars. [Read More]
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