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Stratford police investigate hit and run

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A woman was seriously injured early Saturday morning when she was struck by a vehicle while crossing Main Street near Mr. P’s Cafe. Police said the driver of the vehicle fled the scene. Read more: http://www.ctpost.com/policereports/article/Woman-injured-after-Stratford-hit-and-run-2293657.php [Read More]
Categories: Cops, General, Stratford

Butler election mishap awaits SOS ruling

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The executive board of Derby’s Democratic town committee will request written guidance from the Secretary of State’s office as to how they should handle the election of the wrong James Butler to the Board of Apportionment and Taxation. James J. Butler was placed on the ballot and elected but the Democratic Town Committee nominated his father […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Bridgeport resident struck by vehicle in Westport

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A Bridgeport resident was struck by a vehicle about 5:15 p.m. Wednesday while attempting to cross Post Road East on foot near Bulkley Avenue in Westport. When police arrived on scene they found Aja Barksdale, 19, lying in the street, according to police. Barksdale was transported to Norwalk Hospital with serious, but non-life threatening, injuries, […] [Read More]

Group of Easton residents to launch town watchdog website

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EASTON – A group of concerned Easton citizens is launching a new website to bring important issues in town to the public eye, Easton resident Robert Webbe said. Webbe ran against first selectman Tom Herrmann as a write-in candidate. He received more than 300 votes. He campaigned on what he said were important, but ignored […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Stratford offers free health screenings

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Press release: The Stratford Health Department has teamed up with the South End Community Center to offer free cholesterol and blood pressure screenings for residents on Wednesday, December 14th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Screenings will take place at the South End Community Center and include an analysis of participants’ risk for developing heart […] [Read More]
Categories: Stratford

Bridgeport man admits role in drug ring

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NEW HAVEN-Javier Aponte pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to conspiring to possess and distribute large amounts of cocaine throughout Greater Bridgeport. Aponte, 45, of Bridgeport, was one of 15 people arrested earlier this year on federal drug charges by members of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Adminsitration’s Bridgeport High Intesity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force. […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Blumenthal: Health care challenge should be televised

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A group of Congressmen, including U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., is asking the Supreme Court to give the American people a chance to hear the arguments for and against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. In a letter sent to U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, Blumenthal and fellow senators Dick Durbin, D-IL […] [Read More]
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Blumenthal says Monroe teen scheduled for deportation should get to stay

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MONROE – A 19-year-old Monroe woman who is scheduled to be deported to Poland in December got some help from legislators in her quest to stay in the United States. Paulina Krynska signed a voluntary deportation agreement in August on the same day President Barack Obama announced his administration planned to be more lenient on […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Pequonnock River trail may be extended in Trumbull

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UPDATE: The date of the meeting has been changed to Dec. 7. TRUMBULL – Trumbull residents are invited to ask questions and discuss a proposed project to build a trail along the Pequonnock River at 7 p.m. on Dec. 7 in the Town Council Chambers. The trail would connect to existing trails in Bridgeport and […] [Read More]
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CT United Ride raises close to $40,000

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The CT United Ride, which Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said was the largest 9/11 tribute event in the state this year, handed out 10 checks Wednesday totaling almost $40,000 to police and fire fighter organizations. The money was raised on Sept. 11  at a motorcycle ride that drew thousands of motorcycle riders from around the […] [Read More]
Categories: General