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Car crashes into pole on Gulf Street, Milford

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A witness on the scene of an accident this afternoon on Gulf Street, Milford, said two people in the car apparently died. The witness, who asked not to be identified, said the vehicle hit a telephone poll and split in half. The accident took place near the fishing pier on Gulf beach shortly before 4 […] [Read More]
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Stop and Shop, union talks head to deadline

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Contract negotiations between the Stop and Shop grocery chain and its five union locals have continued today. Federal mediators are at the table. Stop and Shop has 240 stores in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. The contract under negotiation covers 36,000 employees and would run through 2012. The union locals have set a deadline for […] [Read More]
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Victims of explosion remembered

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The six workers killed in a Feb. 7 explosion at the Kleen Energy Systems power plant in Middletown were remembered by about 500 mourners at a memorial service not far from the damaged facility. Gov. M. Jodi Rell and U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd were among those at the service Saturday at St. Mary Czestochowa Parish. The Rev. […] [Read More]
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Himes doesn’t want Rangel’s money

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U.S. Rep. Jim Himes says he will give to charity contributions made to his campaign by Rep. Charles Rangel, who was admonished by a House ethics panel this week. “I admire Mr. Rangel for his decades of leadership on civil rights and his service in the armed forces and in Congress,” Himes said. “But as […] [Read More]
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Stratford Mourns death of long-time political activist Sylvia Guberman

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Sylvia Guberman, the fiesty, outspoken political activist from Stratford who told Bill Clinton in her own kitchen 30 years ago he would “some day be president,” has died at age 74. Guberman died late Wednesday night with family by her side after fighting a lenghty and very tough illness with the same bull-dog determination she had for years fought political opponents.   Guberman, who […] [Read More]
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Chemical Safety Board reports on power plant explosion

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The U.S. Chemical Safety Board, an independent federal agency charged with investigating industrial chemical accidents, gave an update today on its ongoing investigation into the accident at the Kleen Energy Plant in Middletown earlier this month. Board officials, during a press conference in Middletown this morning, said there are “multiple potential sources” for the cause […] [Read More]
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Witness lists released for upcoming Botti corruption trial

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NEW HAVEN — Shelton Mayor Mark A. Lauretti heads the list of prominent Valley politicians and developers who will be called as witnesses in the upcoming bribery and corruption trial of Shelton developer James Botti. The list was made public during jury selection Wednesday in U.S. District Court. Besides Lauretti the witness lists include Robert […] [Read More]
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Jury selection begins in Botti’s bribery and corruption trial

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Jury selection in the upcoming bribery and corruption trial of Shelton developer, James Botti, began today in New Haven before Senior U.S. District Judge Charles R. Haight, Jr. By the lunch break, roughly 40 of the 113 prospective jurors had been eliminated for a variety of reasons. Botti, 46, of Maple Avenue, Shelton, was convicted […] [Read More]
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Stratford Animal Shelter Debate on for Thursday Night

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Whether the town should reduce the size and cost of what had been a nearly $3 million animal shelter proposal will be the subject of a special Building Needs Committee meeting Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Employee Lounge in Town Hall. Animal rights activists, who have been fighting for a new animal shelter to […] [Read More]
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Four specialists added to veterans’ outreach program

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Federal funds provided to the state Department of Labor have allowed the agency to add four Disabled Veterans’ Outreach Program (DVOP) specialists to better assist veterans seeking employment, Gov. M. Jodi Rell announced today in a press release. The new personnel will provide a wide range of services to Army, Navy, Marine, Coast Guard and […] [Read More]
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