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Acela service suspended

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Amtrak has suspended Acela Express service between New Haven and Boston, due to high water conditions along the tracks, east of Providence, Rhode Island. Northeast Regional service will continue to operate, but passengers should expect delays through the area. Northeast Corridor service between New York City and Washington, D.C. is not affected. [Read More]
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Juror dismissed in Botti case; deliberations continue

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NEW HAVEN — The female juror in Shelton developer James Botti’s federal corruption case — who attempted to read personal observations from a journal she’s been keeping to fellow jurors during deliberations earlier today — has been dismissed. U.S. District Judge Charles Haight, who dismissed the juror, called the 11 remaining jurors back into the […] [Read More]
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Suspect sought in Milford incident

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Two teenaged boys were on Seabreeze Avenue, walking home from East Shore Middle School in Milford Tuesday, when a vehicle slowed down and the male operator yelled out the window, asking them if they wanted money in exchange for sexual acts, according to police. The man never exited the vehicle and just continued eastbound on […] [Read More]
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Stratford fires LoSchiavo for ‘conduct unbecoming’

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STRATFORD — Seizure-prone Police Officer Justin LoSchiavo has been fired, but did not lose his job for crashing his cruiser into four cars while in the throes of a seizure last June, but for displaying a lack of “integrity and attention to duty” and “conduct unbecoming an officer,” Mayor John A. Harkins said today. Harkins, […] [Read More]
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School bus accident in Shelton injures five

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A school bus and an SUV collided this morning around 7:30 a.m. sending five people to the hospital, according to police. The accident happened at the intersection of Shelton Avenue and North Constitution Boulevard. There were two juveniles, a school bus monitor and driver on the school bus at the time of the accident, according […] [Read More]
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Chain restaurant fan? We want to talk to you!

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Soon, chain restaurants with more than 20 locations will have to post calorie information on their menus. The move is supposed to make Americans more aware of what they’re eating, with the goal of tapering off the obesity epidemic in the country. But what do you think? If you regularly eat at chain restaurants (and […] [Read More]
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Fairfield’s ‘super’ candidate to meet public

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David Title, the Bloomfield superintendent of schools and the state’s Superintendent of the Year, is expected to be formally hired as the new Fairfield superintendent of schools tonight. The Board of Education has a special meeting set for 8 p.m. to do just that, and since Title is only candidate left for the job being […] [Read More]
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Rivers on the rise, so are flooding fears

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The Housatonic River, which snakes its way 149 miles from the Berkshires to Milford, will crest tomorrow in most places, according to the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service of the National Weather Service. In Falls Village, in the northwest corner of the state, the Housatonic will crest tomorrow afternoon at about a foot above flood stage. […] [Read More]
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Bomb scare in New Haven

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Police in New Haven have ordered the city’s three courthouses shut down due to a bomb threat. No other information is available at the moment. Reporter Michael Mayko is out at the scene. [Read More]
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Jury is still out in the Botti corruption trial

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The jury in the federal corruption case of Shelton developer, James Botti, began another day of deliberations this morning and are still behind closed doors deciding Botti’s fate. Botti is accused of bribing Shelton Mayor Mark A. Lauretti and bestowing gifts on other public officials in that city. The seven-man, five-woman panel had testimony from […] [Read More]
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