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Sherman enters guilty plea for not paying taxes

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BRIDGEPORT –For 38 years, Mickey Sherman stood in state and federal courtrooms defending mobsters, drug king pins, even a member of the Kennedy clan. On Thursday, Sherman, a Greenwich lawyer who frequently appears as a legal analyst on TV, was, himself, the defendant. Sherman, 63, of Greenwich pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Janet C. […] [Read More]
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Two crashes on Lindley Street

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Police investigated two reported car crashes with injuries on Lindley Street in Bridgeport tonight. The crashes, at the intersections of Lindley and Summit streets and Capitol Avenue and Lindley, were reported within minutes of each other, around 9 p.m. Initially, injuries were reported. Police and fire officials could not immediately confirm whether anyone was hurt […] [Read More]
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Desiree Fontaine Surveillance Video

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First round of Shakespeare Theater finalists announced

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Mayor John A. Harkins announced that the following six bidders responding to the Town of Stratford’s Request For Qualifications For American Shakespeare Theater Festival and Arts Programming Consultant will be interviewed for consideration in the town’s efforts to rehabilitate the vacant Shakespeare Theater property:             -Arts Consulting Group (New York, NY)             -Center for Creative […] [Read More]
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Stratford storm debris pickup to begin Thursday

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The Stratford Department of Public Works will begin town-wide collection of storm debris and yard waste starting Thursday, July 1.    Work will progress on a street by street basis, north to south, for approximately one week ending no later than Wednesday, July 7.  No appointment is necessary for this program.   Debris collection is […] [Read More]
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Storm-damaged roof caves in

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UPDATE: The building at 503-519 East Main St. — a three-story structure with apartments above and retail on the ground floor — has not collapsed. The roof had been partially ripped off by the tornado Thursday and was covered by a tarp. The weight of the stray shower an hour ago seems to have caused […] [Read More]
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Update on damage in Stratford caused by Thursday’s storm

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Here’s an update on damage caused by Thursday’s severe storm in Stratford: There’s no dollar estimate of damage yet. Power has been restored to all of Stratford. Public Works and private contractors are still cleaning up debris, including numerous downed trees. According to Susan Collier, town finance director: “We have FEMA coming in today (Monday) […] [Read More]
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Restitution checks sent in Lakeview Monument Co. case

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Attorney General Richard Blumenthal today announced that his office has mailed $60,000 in restitution checks to consumers who paid a Bridgeport company for headstones that were never delivered. Blumenthal said that the checks were sent to 73 consumers who made partial or full payments to the Lakeview Monument Co., LCC for gravestones never supplied. He […] [Read More]
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Rate the response to the tornado

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How well do you think Bridgeport handled the destruction left by Thursday’s tornado? Are there things that still need to be done? Questions that still need to be answered? Things that could have been done better? Rate the response to the tornadocustomer surveys [Read More]
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New safety measures proposed

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MIDDLETOWN (AP) — A federal safety board will be voting on urgent recommendations to ban the use of natural gas to clean piping, in response to fatal explosions in Connecticut and North Carolina. The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board is meeting Monday in Portland to vote on recommendations to the federal Occupational Safety […] [Read More]
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