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No bomb in abandoned cooler

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NEW YORK (AP) — Police cleared streets around Times Square on Friday and called in the bomb squad after finding a cooler left on a sidewalk about a block from where a failed car bomb was found over the weekend. They opened streets to traffic after finding out the cooler contained only water bottles and […] [Read More]
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Suspicious package in Times Square

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NEW YORK (AP) — Police are investigating the discovery of a suspicious package near New York City’s Time Square. Police say the bomb squad is responding to the area near 46th Street and Broadway to examine what appears to be a small, white cooler left on a sidewalk. Several streets have been closed as a […] [Read More]
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Rell signs budget agreement

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 By Ken Dixon Staff writer Gov. M. Jodi Rell on Friday signed the budget deal she made with majority Democrats, closing a $700 million gap in the spending plan scheduled to start July 1. “This budget is not perfect – I would have preferred to see more cutting in state spending and greater reductions in […] [Read More]
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New hope for foes of Trumbull plant

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As state capital correspondent Ken Dixon reported in his blog shortly after the legislative session ended Thursday morning, foes of a fuel-cell energy plant in Trumbull lost small but won big. They didn’t get the bill they were seeking to force new criteria for the state’s Siting Council, which must approve the facility, to consider before granting a […] [Read More]
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Rell to get a UB honorary degree

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 Gov. M. Jodi Rell will receive an honorary degree from the University of Bridgeport at commencement ceremonies on Saturday.  Rell will open the 100th graduation ceremony and will receive a Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa. Also honored at the ceremony with a distinguished alumni award will be University Trustee Mark Fries ’73 . Alumnus Shintaro […] [Read More]
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Shahzad linked to radical cleric

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Faisal Shahzad, the Bridgeport resident accused of trying to detonate a car bomb in Times Square has told investigators that he drew inspiration from a Yemeni-American cleric whose militant online lectures have been a catalyst for several recent attacks and plots, The New York Times reported. In addition, the newspaper reported, Shahzad’s friends said he had asked […] [Read More]
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Young North Haven musician inspired by GBS’ Maestro Meier

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From the desk of arts writer Phyllis A.S. Boros Anyone who has ever doubted whether a child’s life can be deeply touched by a classical concert experience need only consider the case of North Haven student Caroline Salant – who makes her conducting debut May 23 in New Haven. In February of 2007, the then […] [Read More]

4 indicted in $7 million Bridgeport drug ring

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 The following news release is from the U.S. attorney’s office: MANHATTAN U.S. ATTORNEY CHARGES FOUR MEMBERS OF Ring Allegedly Distributed More Than 120,000 Oxycodone Pills Worth Approximately $7 Million   PREET BHARARA, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and GEORGE VENIZELOS, the Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Office of […] [Read More]
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