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Milford Rep Will Bow Out After Being Boxed Out

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Rep. Richard Roy (D-Milford) has decided not to seek re-election following the completion of his 10th term at the conclusion of 2012, an aide said Tuesday. Roy’s decision follows the release of new House district lines which left him outside the 119th district he currently serves. Now serving as a co-chair of the Legislature’s Environment […] [Read More]
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“Wrong” Butler resigns seat on Derby tax board

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DERBY — James J. Butler has resigned his position on the city’s Board of Apportionment and Taxation. Butler was sworn into office Saturday, but it’s not the James Butler who sought re-election to the city’s Board of Apportionment and Taxation. The controversy began in late November, when Tony Szewczyk, the city’s Republican Party chairman, alerted […] [Read More]
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Unconscious (alive) man found under Bridgeport train platform

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By Tim Loh Staff Writer BRIDGEPORT — An intoxicated city man fell onto a train track Monday evening, delaying a New York-bound commuter train by about 20 minutes and forcing emergency responders to the Bridgeport Metro-North Railroad Station. No one actually saw the man fall about 7:30 p.m., but someone spotted him lying on the […] [Read More]
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Trumbull’s mystery book to be unveiled Dec. 19

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TRUMBULL – The Trumbull library has done it again! This year’s “One Book, One Town” selection has been made and will be announced on Dec. 19, 2011. Before the announcement, the mystery “chosen” book is wrapped and on display at the Library. The Trumbull Library in the spirit of the holidays has decided to give […] [Read More]
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Tree lighting on Stratford’s Paradise Green

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The Town of Stratford will host a holiday tree lighting festival at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6 at the gazebo at Paradise Green. The event will be held rain or shine, according to the town website. [Read More]
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Shuttered Garbage Museum hosts clearance sale

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After 16 years of operation, the financially strapped CRRA Garbage Museum closed its doors to the public for good in August. (Read more on the museum closure here.) On Wednesday, the museum gift shop will reopen for a clearance sale. Here are the details courtesy of the Garbage Museum’s Facebook page: Come to the Garbage Museum’s gift […] [Read More]
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Elected Butler, not the endorsed one, sworn into office

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DERBY —James J. Butler was sworn into office Saturday, but it’s not the James Butler who sought reelection to the city’s Board of Apportionment and Taxation. The controversy began in late November, when Tony Szewczyk, the city’s Republican party chairman, alerted City Clerk Laura Wabno that the Nov. 8 election ballot contained the name James […] [Read More]
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Autopsy: Rower died of natural causes

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OXFORD — Richard N. Fiske, 75, the Woodbridge man missing in the Housatonic River since his scull capsized last Monday, died from acute intracerebral hemorrhage due to hypertensive cardio-vascular disease, according to an autopsy performed Monday at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner’s office. “It was natural causes,” said a spokesperson at the medical […] [Read More]
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State Supreme Court rules against developer

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HARTFORD –The state Supreme Court Friday upheld a lower court’s ruling throwing out a developer’s claims that he was deprived of a major project in Bridgeport because of former Mayor Joseph Ganim’s “pay to play” scheme. The state’s highest court ruled that allegations by Fairfield developer Alex Conroy that Ganim took bribes and kickbacks in […] [Read More]
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Two war memorial plaques stolen in Ansonia

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ANSONIA — Police are investigating the theft of two of the seven memorial plaques that were installed at the intersection of Woodbridge Avenue and Viselli Court. One was a World War II memorial plaque and the other a Vietnam War memorial plaque, according to Lt. Andrew Cota, police spokesman. He said it’s not sure when […] [Read More]
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