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Judge: Graduations can’t be held at church

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By Michael P. Mayko BRIDGEPORT — A federal judge Monday barred Enfield from conducting graduation ceremonies for its two public high schools at a Christian church. U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall reached the decision after a May 25 visit to  First Cathedral Church in Bloomfield, where she saw numerous religious symbols, sayings and artificats. […] [Read More]
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Kidnapping suspect nabbed in New York

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A kidnapping suspect from Bridgeport was chased by police through parts of Massachusetts before his SUV was finally stopped and the man arrested in New York, a Springfield, Mass., television station reported this afternoon. A woman passenger who police said had been kidnapped by the man was taken to a hospital. The chase started in Holyoke, Mass., when […] [Read More]
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Connecticut shut out — again

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Connecticut did not receive a penny of the $400 million set aside in the health care law to reward hospitals that are low-cost Medicare spenders, The New York Times reported today. You’re probably thinking, “Good Lord, not again.” You may recall that in the first round of funding for President Obama’s Race to the Top education initiative, […] [Read More]
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Police: Body found in pond is 17-year-old girl

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MONROE — Police this morning said a body found in a local pond is that of a 17-year-old girl who had been reported missing to Newtown police. The victim’s name is being withheld pending notification of family. Monroe police are continuing to investigate. The girl’s last known location was a residence in the area of […] [Read More]
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Pregnant woman and her grandmother murdered; suspect caught

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Police say that a pregnant woman and her grandmother were both stabbed to death early Sunday at their apartment on Iranistan Avenue, Bridgeport. Police have arrested the alleged perpetrator, who is the boyfriend of the younger victim, according to Lt. Jim Viadero, police spokesman. That person has been charged with two counts of murder. [Read More]
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Police: Bridgeport woman stabbed, abducted by husband

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Police say that a Bridgeport woman was stabbed and abducted by her husband earlier today. Police say Eric Stiggle, Jr. has a violent history and could be dangerous. They say he may be in a 1999 white Toyota SUV with Connecticut registration 115-DEE. Police also say Stiggle may have stabbed his wife “multiple times” and […] [Read More]
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Ansonia police looking for missing teen

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Ansonia police are investigating the report of missing 15-year-old city girl identified as Shelly Dutan, according to Lt. Andrew Cota, police spokesman. Shelly was reported missing by her mother when she did not return home on Friday evening. Police said Sunday morning that the girl is still missing. Shelly is approximately 5 feet 2 inches […] [Read More]
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Rell proclaims March 30 “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day”

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Gov. M. Jodi Rell today announced that she has signed legislation designating March 30 of every year “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day,” a special day to honor veterans who served in the Vietnam War. Substitute House Bill 5352, An Act Proclaiming March 30th to be “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day,” passed unanimously in both the […] [Read More]
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Sewage Backup at P.T. — old issue?

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Cecil Young got into a fight with several City Council members after his rant about raw sewage in the basements at the P.T. Barnum Apartments last week. But is this really still an issue? According to Young, he has a video showing the raw-sewage-covered basement at P.T. in 2005 and he is convinced, although he […] [Read More]
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Black Rock Day Parade coming soon!

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From the Black Rock Community Council: The BRCC is proud to present the line-up for this year’s Black Rock Day celebration to be held on Sunday, June 13, 2010. The theme of this year’s festivities is “Black Rock Rocks the Decades” in honor of this year marking the beginning of another decade and reflecting back […] [Read More]
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