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Protest grows over Evans’ dismissal

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A group plans to hand-deliver a letter to Mayor Bill Finch protesting his recent sacking of Health Director Marian Evans. Evans was shown the door by the mayor over management issues that he and his staff refuse to discuss publicly. Since then, however, there has been a growing chorus of criticism over Evans’ sudden dismissal […] [Read More]
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Ansonia mayor recovering from heart surgery

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Ansonia Mayor James Della Volpe was resting comfortably Monday evening after undergoing quadruple bypass surgery, his assistant Beth Lynch said. The mayor was admitted to the Hospital of St. Raphael’s in New Haven Friday after a stress test found a blockage an artery, Lynch said. The mayor suffered a heart attack in 1991 and has […] [Read More]
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Driver injured in fiery 2-vehicle crash

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A two-car crash on Judson Place this afternoon sent one person to the hospital with what fire officials are calling serious injuries. Firefighters had to extricate the driver of a Nissan that, along with a van, smashed into a brick fence on Judson Place, according to Fire Capt. Luis Rivera. “They had to cut the […] [Read More]
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‘Threat’ against teacher discounted as prank

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FAIRFIELD — A threatening phone call to the first selectman’s wife over the weekend was apparently a prank by one of her students, according to police, and no arrests were made. The call to Liz Flatto, an eighth-grade reading teacher at Hillcrest Middle School in Trumbull, came in around 6:45 p.m. Saturday, police said, and […] [Read More]
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Rell names recipients of America the Beautiful grants

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Thirteen municipalities and non-profit organizations will be receiving America the Beautiful grants, Gov. M. Jodi Rell announced Sunday. These grants cover a range of urban forestry activities, including the development of a municipal forest plan, the inventory and maintenance of significant trees, and the planting of new ones. “Planting new trees and providing continued care […] [Read More]
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New Stratford CAO will be named more than two months after Harkins became mayor

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More than two months after Mayor John A. Harkins took over as Stratford’s second mayor, he has made a decision and tendered an offer to a new chief administrative officer. While the new CAO’s name has still not been released, Harkins’ Chief of Staff Adam Bauer said the only factors holding up appointment of the second-highest ranking town official is the final part […] [Read More]
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Polansky Retires in a Bid to Keep Benefits

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MILFORD – The school board voted unanimously Saturday afternoon to notify Superintendent Harvey Polansky that it intends to terminate his contract. But lawyers for the embattled superintendent, suspended since Nov. 15 for allegedly sexually harrassing two female principals, say the contract was terminated Friday when Polansky filed retirement papers with state education officials. School board […] [Read More]
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2 escape Fairfield house fire

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An elderly woman and her housekeeper escaped without injury a fire that seriously damaged a Sasco River Lane home in Fairfield this afternoon. The blaze appears to shave started in the home’s family room and spread to other parts of the structure, according to fire officials. The fire damage appears to have left the house […] [Read More]
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Dodd and … Corker?

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Sen. Chris Dodd has reached out to a new ally in his quest to get the financial regulatory reform package back on track, The Washington Post reports. It is, drum roll please: Freshman Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee. Dodd acknowledged when he announced his decision to leave the Senate earlier this year that he […] [Read More]
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Fate of new Stratford Animal Shelter to be debated Tuesday Night

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Even though the Town Council last week, acting on a recommendation by Mayor John A. Harkins, rescinded the previous council’s approval for a  nearly $3 million animal shelter, everyone seems to agree that a new shelter is long overdue. Or do they? That will be the subject of a special meeting Tuesday of the council’s Building Needs Committee […] [Read More]
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