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Ansonia man and his dog Pebbles in Purina finals

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Ansonia native Drew Baklik, a popular drink slinger down at the Milford Buffalo Wild Wings, and his 5 pound Morkie (Maltese Yorkie mix) Pebbles have made it to the final round in Purina Mighty Dog, Big Guy Small Dog contest. The purpose of the contest is to return the machismo factor to the little dog. “Too often, […] [Read More]
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Black bear leaves Trumbull

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The black bear spotted in Trumbull yesterday wandered back into the woods sometime last night, Trumbull police said. The bear was first seen near the Trumbull/Easton border, so police are assuming he returned to a wooded portion of Easton. [Read More]
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Stratford’s Colon wins ‘The Voice’

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Javier Colon won NBC’s ‘The Voice’ Wednesday night. The Stratford native beat Dia Frampton by the slimmest of margins-2%. Following Tuesday night’s finale, Colon reached #2 on iTunes. He was cheered on by his Connecticut supporters. CT Post will have continuing coverage, including photos and video from tonight’s show later this evening. [Read More]
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Which CT beaches exceed bacterial limits?

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The National Resources Defense Council publishes a state-by-state report on beach cleanliness, which also explains how each state monitors the cleanliness of water at those beaches. In Connecticut’s case, there are 66 beaches that get monitored. In 2010, according to the NRDC,  the beaches with the highest percent exceedance rates (frequency with which bacterial limits were […] [Read More]
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Gang members arrested

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A task force of local and state police raided more than a half dozen locations on Bridgeport’s East Side and East End Wednesday morning rounding up suspected gang members. Police said they also seized drugs and guns. At least one person was being held in lieu of $1 million bond. A large number of relatives […] [Read More]
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Grocery store, brew-pub planned for downtown Bridgeport

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 Developers announced plans for a food market in the Arcade Mall building and a brew-pub in the City Trust property Tuesday, the latest evidence of what some say is a revival of downtown. Below is the news release sent out by the principals:  Bridgeport, CT (June 27, 2011) – On behalf of Ginsburg Development Companies, […] [Read More]
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More tweaks to the Trumbull town charter

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Everyone in Trumbull is talking about the proposed changes to the town’s charter, that include extending the first selectman’s term from two to four years. A Trumbull Town Council subcommittee combed through the proposed changes over a series of three meetings, and made a few tweaks. The committee will meet with the Charter Revision Commission […] [Read More]
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Trumbull to be praised for participation in blood drives

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Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst will be at the American Red Cross blood drive at the Trumbull Marriott tomorrow. Whether he’s actually going to roll up his sleeve and donate a pint himself, we don’t know. But he will be recieving a proclamation signed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy praising Trumbull citizens for their help […] [Read More]
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State health department joins effort to address infant mortality

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Hartford – The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) today announced it was chosen to participate in the Partnership to Eliminate Disparities in Infant Mortality (PEDIM) Action Learning Collaborative, a national initiative to address disparities in infant mortality in urban areas of the country. DPH, along with the New Haven Health Department and New Haven […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport cop suing department over union dues

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Will Collins, a spokesman for the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, just sent over the following press release, announcing that Bridgeport police officer William Bailey is suing the Bridgeport Police Department, claiming that the department illegally took union dues from his check despite him not being a member of the union: Bridgeport, CT […] [Read More]
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