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Javier Colon to perform in Ridgefield

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Stratford’s Javier Colon, winner of NBC’s The Voice, will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday at Ridgefield Playhouse. For information about the show or to purchase tickets, visit ridgefieldplayhouse.com. [Read More]
Categories: Arts, Stratford

Stratford condo association to vote on groundwater testing

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The Village Square Condominiums homeowners association will vote Thursday night on whether it will grant a federal agency permission to test the groundwater flowing beneath the property. The condominium complex borders a 500-acre pool of severely contaminated groundwater that is part of the Raymark Superfund site. The Environmental Protection Agency wants to test the water […] [Read More]
Categories: Politics, Stratford

Police: Neighbors’ complaints lead to drug arrests

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ANSONIA — Complaints from neighbors in the Howard Avenue area prompted an investigation by police into criminal activity which resulted in the recent arrest of two people on drug charges. Joseph Vasquez and Kayla Schlemmer, both of 88 Howard Ave., were arrested Friday afternoon, according to Lt. Andrew Cota. Vasquez, 18, was charged with sale […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Bridgeport man wins tickets to Super Bowl

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BRIDGEPORT — A city man has won tickets to this weekend’s Super Bowl XLVI. Bridgeporter Conrad Balagtas was randomly selected from more than 40,000 subscribers to the Patriot Place Advantage Newsletter, as the winner of two tickets to this Sunday’s big game against the New York Giants and the New England Patriots in Indianapolis. Patriot […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Stratford EMS volunteer wins “Caregiver” award

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Press release: Helen “Bunnie” McQuilton, a 25-year volunteer with Stratford EMS, has won the 2012 David Felner Caregiver Award. The Caregiver Award is presented to a person who has show outstanding care and compassion for cancer patients. The award is named in honor of David Felner, a former Stratford firefighter, who died of cancer in […] [Read More]
Categories: Fire, Stratford

Bridgeport gas leak

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Police Saturday afternoon closed down Grovers Avenue after neighbors reported gas leaking through a crack in the street. [Read More]
Categories: General

Tun Tun’s family criticizes Finch

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At a memorial service for Angel “Tun Tun” Gonzalez, the homeless Bridgeport man who was hacked to death with an ax and cannibalized inside a boarded-up East End apartment last month, the victim’s family criticized Mayor Bill Finch for failing to address the city’s abandoned buildings. Nereida Gonzalez, the victim’s ex-wife, said boarded up homes […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, Cops, Politics

Seymour police chief apologizes for using profanity

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SEYMOUR — The town’s police chief has apologized for using profanity in front of fellow officers last month. The apology was part of discipline Chief Michael Metzler received from the Board of Police Commission earlier this month. In a letter dated Jan. 17 that was addressed to “all employees,” Metzler wrote: “I wish to extend […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Getting there by bike: Lock it up

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To commute by bike, you’ll need a couple things besides a bike –– a serviceable floor pump and a pretty good lock. [Read More]
Categories: General, Traffic

Getting there by bike: High inflation

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On Monday, I’ll be riding my bicycle to work as part of our “Get There” project for the Connecticut Post. The concept is simple: Get to work without a car. A few Post reporters will be doing just that next week. The rest of them will be taking buses and Metro North. I’ll be the […] [Read More]
Categories: General