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Bridgeport officials offer New Year safety tips

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PRESS RELEASE BRIDGEPORT – Mayor Bill Finch today urged all City residents to celebrate safely and act responsibly while enjoying the festivities of this New Year’s holiday weekend. “We want everyone to enjoy their New Year’s Eve, but it’s important for everyone to be respectful of others and obey the law,” said Mayor Finch. “I […] [Read More]
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Rescue Mission given refrigerated food truck

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Here’s some good news just in time for the end of the year. Press release follows: BRIDGEPORT ––Bridgeport Rescue Mission now has access to a greater number of resources for donated food, thanks to the gift of a refrigerated truck from Wholesome Wave, a local organization that works to improve access to and the affordability […] [Read More]
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Search locates missing person at Southford Falls State Park

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OXFORD — Police and emergency personnel, including firefighters from Oxford and Southbury found a missing person at Southford Falls State Park late Thursday afternoon. The search began at 4:33 p.m. A dispatcher at the Troop A in Southbury confirmed there was an active search at the state park and that they brought in as much […] [Read More]
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City gets grant to help complete Shelton Lakes rec path

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SHELTON — The city was recently awarded $14,710 under the Iroquois Community Grant Program to complete construction of the Shelton Lakes Recreation Path, according to Teresa Gallagher, the city’s conservation agent. The path is a multi-use handicapped-accessible trail that begins near the city’s downtown at Pine Lake and ends near Huntington Center at lane Street. […] [Read More]
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Animal rescue group needs help

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The Stratford Animal Rescue Society is collecting tax-deductible items for the homeless animals impounded at the Stratford Animal Control Facility. The shelter is in need of dog food, canned and dry kitten food and cat litter. Gift certificates to local pet stores are also welcome. The items can be dropped off or shipped to Stratford […] [Read More]
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Library board has opening

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BRIDGEPORT — The Bridgeport Public Library Board of Directors is accepting applications for one board position. Any registered voter in the city of Bridgeport who has a high level of familiarity with the city’s libraries and who holds a library card may apply. Board members serve three years and can be reappointed by the full […] [Read More]
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Latino sworn as new deputy police chief

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James Baraja, a 20-year veteran of the Bridgeport Police Department, was sworn in as its newest deputy chief Thursday during a ceremony at City Hall. “I am truly humbled by the show of support,” Baraja said amidst cheers from his large extended family. “The work is changing but there is still a lot of it […] [Read More]
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CL&P rates dropped 7.5 percent

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CL&P announced today, the following: BERLIN, Conn. – December 22, 2011 – Residential customers of Connecticut Light and Power (CL&P) should see their 2012 monthly utility bills go down to their lowest levels in nearly seven years, following approval of new rates by the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA). A CL&P residential (Rate 1) […] [Read More]
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Milford service award announced

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MILFORD — The Boys & Girls Club of Milford announced that Jorge Santiago, president of the board of directors for the club, is to receive the Milford Chamber of Commerce’s 2011 Award of Distinction Human Service Award. Santiago has played a leadership role in most of the organization’s programs and events and has contributed to […] [Read More]
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Coquito showdown on Friday

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BRIDGEPORT — For Puerto Ricans, the holiday season is not complete without some coquito. The rum-based, eggnog-like drink will be the center of attention Friday at the 4th annual Coquito Contest hosted by the Puerto Rican Parade of Fairfield County, Inc. Makers of the traditional holiday drink, or coquiteros, will place their recipes against one […] [Read More]
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