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Early retirements

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State employees hoping to take an early retirement incentive package are dismayed that talks between Gov. M. Jodi Rell and union leaders have faltered, the Hartford Courant reports. Rell wanted to save $65 million a year by offering early retirements. But the unions balked, saying state services would be hurt by such a large departure, the newspaper […] [Read More]
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Skakel appeals to Ct. high court again

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NEW HAVEN. (AP) — Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel has asked the Connecticut Supreme Court to reconsider its rejection of an appeal of his conviction for the 1975 killing of his 15-year-old neighbor. The high court ruled 4-1 on April 12 against Skakel’s bid for a new trial, saying a claim implicating two other men in […] [Read More]
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Spring 8th Grade Transition Dance

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It will be BEACH PARTY fun in the Barlow sun, as the Joel Barlow High School Student Activities Group, REACT, invites all 8th grade students from Easton and Redding to join us at the upcoming Spring 8th Grade Transition Dance. It will be held in the JBHS cafeteria from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, […] [Read More]
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Police: Stratford abduction fabricated

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From: Kenneth L. Bakalar, PIO/Administrative Captain Stratford Police Department The attempted abduction in the Boston Ave. area, reported yesterday, was fabricated. Detectives speaking with the victim found some discrepancies in her claims, and subsequently she admitted that the claim was false. Without going into detail, it appears that some medical/behavioral issues may have been a […] [Read More]
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AG outraged at healthcare CEO’s $102 million compensation

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Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today expressed outrage over reports that United Healthcare paid its CEO $102 million in compensation last year and called on the state Department of Insurance to consider executive pay in future company rate cases, according to a press release from Blumenthal’s office. United Healthcare recently acquired Health Net. “I was shocked […] [Read More]
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Food Bazaar Supermarket to open in Bridgeport

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Food Bazaar will celebrate the grand opening of its newest store in Bridgeport, CT on Thursday, May 6th. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will mark the opening of this brand-new, 61,000 square foot store at 10:30 a.m. Scheduled to attend are Mayor Bill Finch and several other community leaders. The new Food Bazaar brings more than 175 […] [Read More]
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Fairfield to get third commuter rail station on New Haven line

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Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced a breakthrough in negotiations with the town of Fairfield and developer Blackrock Realty that will allow the completion of the Fairfield Metro Center commuter rail station with full parking facilities and accompanying vehicle and pedestrian access. “We have an innovative solution to help finish this project despite an extraordinarily […] [Read More]
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Embattled bridegroom “far from a loser” say his mom and dad

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The parents of the bridegroom seeking a restraining order against his future in laws are incensed by his future father-in-law’s assessment of their son as “a loser.” “He’s far from a loser,” said Mary Banacowski in a phone interview  Thursday morning. Banacowski’s son, 31-year-old Brian Banacowski, of Bridgeport, was in Bridgeport Superior Court Wednesday with her to […] [Read More]
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Katie Stevens, American Idol tour plan 2 Conn. shows

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Mark your calendars! Katie Stevens will be performing with the American Idol tour which will kick off July 1 in Detroit, but tickets will start going on sale May 14! They have scheduled 2 Connecticut shows: Tue 13 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Mon 13 Bridgeport, CT Arena at Harbor Yard [Read More]
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Geraldine Johnson to give oral history for archive

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Longtime Bridgeporter Geraldine Johnson will be part of a nationwide archive of oral histories collected by Chicago-based nonprofit, The HistoryMakers. The first black woman to be schools superintendent in Bridgeport and Fairfield, Johnson, 91, will be interviewed for the HistoryMakers video archive tomorrow afternoon, at her home, according to Erin Potter, production scheduling coordinator for the organization. HistoryMakers is working to compile […] [Read More]
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