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Body found in abandoned home

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BRIDGEPORT-A severely decomposed male body was found in an abandoned home at the corner of Brooks and Arctic Street late Friday night. Police believe the man had been dead for quite some time. They are investigating the discovery as a suspicious death. They have not yet identified the individual. The area where the body was […] [Read More]
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Fire damages home in Stratford

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STRATFORD-Fire raced through a living room in a single-family home on Huntington Road early Saturday evening. Firefighters battled freeze cold and a stubborn fire before bringing in under control in the home located at 528 Huntington Road.  Assistant Fire Chief Thomas Murray said firefighters were on the scene for nearly two hours. The cause of […] [Read More]
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Snow forces changes in Carlson-Horn Competition

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The preliminary round of the Greater Bridgeport Symphony’s Carlson-Horn Competition for young instrumentalists has been rescheduled for Sunday, Jan. 22, at the University of Bridgeport. The finals, open to the public, of the Carlson-Horn Competition has been postponed to March 4 at the Steinway Recital Hall in Westport. [Read More]
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Snow emergency declared in Bridgeport

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Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch has declared a snow emergency that will be in effect citywide beginning 10 p.m., Friday through Sunday at 10 p.m. During the snow emergency all city residents should heed alternate side of the street parking rules. Residents should move their cars to the odd-numbered side of the street on odd-numbered days, […] [Read More]
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Trumbull taxpayers Association meeting next week

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The next Trumbull Taxpayers’ Association event is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 24, 7 p.m. Chief of police Tom Kiely will give a special presentation at Police Headquarters on Edison Road. [Read More]
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Editor’s note: Why we published this photo

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We have published a photograph of a homicide victim lying — uncovered — on a Bridgeport street this morning. We have done so only after considerable thought and discussion. This photograph was taken by a teenage girl who goes to the same school attended by Justin Thompson, the 14-year-old shot and killed Jan. 8. For […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport teens create movie about living with autism

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I wrote about Teagen and Tyler in an article about students who have Asperger’s syndrome tend to be bullied. When I met them, we talked about how they were interested in film. Their father, in fact, used movies as a tool to teach them how to read and interpret facial expressions. Here’s an event coming […] [Read More]
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Tax workshop for artists in Bridgeport

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The Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County and the Bridgeport Arts and Cultural Council invite all artists to a timely workshop providing important information on filing taxes. Artists face some unique tax situations, and in this workshop partners from BlumShapiro will cover IRS regulations pertaining to creative practice. Participants will learn the following: • Which tax […] [Read More]
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Trumbull kindergarten registration dates

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NOTICE TO TRUMBULL PARENTS OF CHILDREN BORN BETWEEN JANUARY 2, 2007 AND JANUARY 1, 2008 If you expect to enroll your child in a Trumbull Public School Kindergarten for the 2012-13 school year, please contact your respective school.  If you are unsure of the school your child should be attending, please contact Central Office at […] [Read More]
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Item left behind by customer leads to bomb square in Shelton

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SHELTON — A pocketbook apparently left behind by a customer of the Bank of America prompted police to call in the State Police bomb squad Wednesday afternoon. “They were unable to confirm who left it and felt it was better to be safe than sorry,” said Fire Marshal Jim Tortora, from the scene. He said […] [Read More]
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