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‘Nouveau-Retro’ show opens Friday at Southport Galleries

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From the desk of arts writer Phyllis A.S. Boros An exhibit of works by James Rieck, often referred to as one of America’s “hottest emerging artists,” opens Friday (Oct. 1) at two Fairfield gathering spots: Southport Galleries and the new Hotel Delamar.  A kick-off reception, which is free and open to the general public, takes place from […] [Read More]
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Car Slams Into CVS in Milford

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A car driven by a 77 year-old woman has crashed into the CVS Pharmacy on Broad Street in Milford, shattering windows and knocking over a cash register. The driver suffered only minor injuries, police say. City building inspectors are on the scene. [Read More]
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It’s not human

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Law enforcement sources say it’s unlikely the University of Bridgeport student, who gave birth to a stillborn fetus and then disposed of it in the garbage can in her dorm, will be charged with any crime. Under state law they said the fetus is not considered a human being and therefore no crime can be […] [Read More]
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Rell orders partial activation of Emergency Operations Center

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Governor M. Jodi Rell today ordered a partial activation of the state Emergency Operations Center and directed state emergency management and public safety agencies to coordinate with local and federal partners and Connecticut utilities as the remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole brings heavy rains and high wind gusts to the state. “Combining steady, soaking rain […] [Read More]
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“Is Gov. Rell crazy?”

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That’s the question people are asking when on the same day she chastized two dozen state judges for not taking a voluntary furlough day she nominated four people, including a former Pakistani warlord to be new judges. Cost of 26 judges not taking a furlough day: about $13,000. Cost to hire four new judges: about […] [Read More]
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Foley, Malloy race now “too close to call,” poll says

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Republican candidate for governor Tom Foley, once substantially behind in the governor’s race, now has 42 percent to Democrat Dan Malloy’s 45 percent, making the race too close to call, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday. This compares to a 50-41 percent Malloy lead in a Sept. 15 likely voter survey by the […] [Read More]
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Both sides rest cases in Cheshire home invasion trial

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NEW HAVEN (AP) — Prosecutors and defense attorneys have rested their cases in the trial of a man charged with murdering a mother and her two daughters during a 2007 home invasion in Connecticut. Defense attorneys called two witnesses and read a statement from the mother of defendant Steven Hayes. Earlier Tuesday, a prison officer […] [Read More]
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Carter to retire from CSUS next year.

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This just in… One of the state’s longest-serving higher education leaders, Connecticut State University System (CSUS) Chancellor David G. Carter, 67, announced today that he will be retiring no later than September 1, 2011. Carter oversees Southern, Eastern, Western and Central Connecticut State University. Before becoming chancellor in 2006, Carter was president of Eastern. [Read More]
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Update on Peru search for Fairfield man

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By Tim Loh Staff Writer FAIRFIELD — The family of a man who went missing in Peru last week is asking that country’s government to allow Americans to assist in the search. Jose Eduardo Tamayo, 79, and his travel partner, Alvaro Rossel, were last seen Sept. 19, some 250 miles northeast of Lima. The Peruvian […] [Read More]
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Milford construction worker injured

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A construction worker in Milford was injured this morning after the ditch he was working in collapses, officials said. The unidentified man was rushed to an area hospital. The extent of his injuries is not known. The accident happened at a construction site at 396 West Mayflower, officials said. [Read More]
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