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Center hosts session on completing high school diploma

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On Monday, February 14th at 11am and at 2pm, Mercy Learning Center of Bridgeport, an adult literacy center, will present information sessions for women over the age of 18 who are interested in completing their high school diploma. This 45-minute information session will take place at its facility located at 637 Park Avenue in Bridgeport […] [Read More]
Categories: Education, General

Family Fight Leads to Arrests

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MILFORD — A family night out Wednesday at Buffalo Wild Wings got a little too heated, police say. Carol Duncan, 37, of Main Street in West Haven got into a pushing and shoving match with a young family member at the restuarant in the Westfield Connecticut Post Mall at 6:30 p.m., according to police. A […] [Read More]
Categories: General

UConn Student Government Association votes for “Uconn-only” Spring Weekend

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STORRS — The University of Connecticut Government Association voted is supporting a “UConn-only” spring weekend. Reacting to a task force recommendation last month to hold a moratorium on Spring Weekend in honor of a UConn student that died last year during the three-day event, the student government met and voted on the idea Wednesday evening […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Milford Police Upheld by FOI Commission

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The FOI Commission has ruled that Milford police turned over all of the dashcam video sought by the families of two teens killed in a crash with a cruiser in 2009. “There is no credible evidence” that any video requested by lawyer Bart Halloran was intentionally destroyed, according to the report released Wednesday afternoon. [Read More]
Categories: General

In context, 7 percent increase in town budget is not so much, Monroe first selectman says

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S0me people may look at Monroe’s proposal to spend 7 percent more than last year and think it’s a huge hike – especially compared to the meager .66 percent increase the Board of Education is requesting. But looking back over the last nine fiscal years, you can see that the town has historically asked for […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Oxford High School will remain closed another day

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Oxford High School will remain closed Wednesday as structural engineers complete inspections that got under way last Friday and went on throughout the weekend. Safety concerns were raised after cracks were discovered in several locations in the nearly-new school. Superintendent of Schools Edward Malvey, who just took over the helm days ago, said the inspections […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Snow or no, the testing will go on, on schedule.

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BRIDGEPORT — Despite numerous snow days, school superintendents have received a letter from the state Department of Education telling them the window for taking the Connecticut Mastery Test, given to elementary and middle school students, and Connecticut Academic Performance Test given to high school sophomores, will remain as scheduled, March 2 to 29. This year’s […] [Read More]
Categories: General

UNH announces Baldacci as Commencement Speaker

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WEST HAVEN – Is it that time already? I guess if you have a name speaker commencement already lined up, it is. The University of New Haven has announced that best-selling novelist David Baldacci will deliver the commencement address to the class of 2011 and receive an honorary doctorate during Spring Commencement ceremonies that kick off three […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Which public school should Stratford shut down this summer?

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A 22-member long-range facilities planning committee is working with consultant group Milone & Macbroom to identify opportunities to shut down one or more public school buildings in Stratford by redistributing the district’s 7,362 student population among its 13 classroom buildings. There are currently nine elementary schools, two middle schools and two high schools in the district. […] [Read More]
Categories: General

State Troopers’ Super Bowl stats

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The State Police sent out a release hyping Super Bowl weekend as one of the biggest and most entertaining of the year — and also one of the most dangerous for driving. After a weekend of tough work, the troopers sent out their post-game stats Monday, which included their issuing of: – 329 speeding tickets […] [Read More]
Categories: Cops, General, Traffic