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Computer system down at Bridgeport Police Department

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The Bridgeport Police Department’s computer system is down, according to a sergeant on duty and scanner traffic overheard about 9:43 p.m. Computer glitches cause the system to crash temporarily from time to time, the sergeant said. When that happens, dispatchers must record hand-written notes about emergency calls they receive. [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, Cops

New members sought for Youth Orchestras

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From the desk of arts writer Phyllis A.S. Boros Wanted: Kids who love music. That’s the word from Barbara Upton, who has announced that  the Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras will offer an open rehearsal for prospective members on Sunday, April 10 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Roger Ludlowe Middle School, 789 Unquowa Road in Fairfield. Upton, […] [Read More]

What is your library worth to you?

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Stratford’s public library staff created a Library Value Calculator to help residents calculate how much money they save in a month by using the town library. So, what is your library worth to you? Click here to calculate. The calculator was adapted from a downloadable spreadsheet originally provided by the Massachusetts Library Association and then […] [Read More]
Categories: Stratford

Vanessa Williams to speak at Rose of Hope

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Internationally known singer-actress Vanessa Williams will deliver the keynote address at this year’s Rose of Hope Luncheon on June 16, a benefit for the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center.   One of the area’s largest and most publicized fundraisers, the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center’s Rose of Hope Luncheon takes place each year in […] [Read More]

Bank Robbery Suspect Flees, Falls, Is Arrested

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MILFORD – A man who allegedly held up the Webster Bank at 100 South Broad St. on Thursday morning was arrested a short time later after failing from a dock into the water at the Lisman Landing marina. Mark Henderson, 44, of the Bronx, was brought to the hospital for medical treatment, police said. Witnesses […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Suspect in Milford Bank Robbery Arrested

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MILFORD – A Hamden man already jailed for a bank robbery in Hamden was arrested Wednesday in connection with the March 9 holdup of a People’s United Bank branch here. Michael Carlto Reddick, 56, of 387 Mill Rock Road, Hamden, was arrested on a warrant while he was at Milford Superior Court in connection with […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Wonder File sent to Mrs. Gilliam — overnight

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Some of you may have read in the Post’s “In Your Corner” column today (Thursday March 31) about Mrs. Victoria Gilliam, and her long wait for her “Wonder File,” the “As Seen On TV” product that’s supposed to help you organize your papers. She ordered it two months ago. We’re happy to report that after […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Report: Connecticut hospital infections lower than expected

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Connecticut has a lower-than expected rate of a certain type healthcare-related infection, according to a report released Wednesday by the Connecticut Department of Public Heath. The report presents data on a preventable, but serious and potentially fatal type of infection, known as central line-associated bloodstream infections. These are infections that occur when germs enter the […] [Read More]
Categories: General, News

Harkins hit with threat of lawsuit for hiring of EMS Director

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The following is a copy of a letter sent to an attorney for the Town of Stratford from Leon M. Rosenblatt, an attorney representing Stratford EMS Administrator Donna Best. [Read More]
Categories: Politics, Stratford

Monroe false alarm ordinance goes into effect Friday

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Starting Friday, Monroe residents will be fined if their home security alarms go off falsely too many times. The ordinance decrees a homeowner will be fined $50 the second time his or her alarm goes off without good cause, with the fine going up for repeat offenses. [Read More]
Categories: General