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ICE reports dozens of arrests in Conn. and Mass.

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Two days after it enacted a controversial clampdown on illegal immigration throughout Connecticut, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement conducted a four-day raid ending Monday that rounded up 45 “convicted criminal aliens” in this state and Massachusetts, ICE reported Wednesday. The sting was codenamed “Operation Threats Against the Community.” Helped by federal, state and local law […] [Read More]
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Shelton’s grand list decreased by 14.7 percent

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SHELTON — The city’s grand list as of October 1, 2011 decreased 14.7 percent from the prior 2010 grand list, according to figures released by Mayor Mark A. Lauretti. The 2011 grand list shows a decrease in assessed value of $768,889,269. Overall, the decrease is consistent with surrounding cities and towns that have revaluated for […] [Read More]
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Rick Porto died Wednesday morning

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Rick Porto, long-time owner of Porto Painting in the Black Rock section of Bridgeport, a former mayoral candidate and former Barnum Festival Ringmaster, died Wednesday morning after a months-long fight with cancer. [Read More]
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Goodwill stores need donations of household goods

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Goodwill stores are in urgent need of household items like dishes, small appliances, cookware and electrical items. Clothing and furniture are also needed. Currently the stores are seeing household items fly off the shelves, making it difficult to keep an adequate stock. Since Goodwill stores rely heavily on donated items, it is crucial to Goodwill’s […] [Read More]
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Stratford Police Chief to be sworn in Thursday

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There will be a swearing-in and promotional ceremony for new and existing members of the Stratford Police Department at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1 at the Bunnell High School auditorium. Patrick Ridenhour (pictured left), who was named police chief earlier this month, will be among those sworn in. [Read More]
Categories: Cops, Stratford

Greene backs increasing penalties for war memorial thefts

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HARTFORD — State Rep. Len Greene testified before the Select Committee on Veterans Affairs Tuesday at the Legislative Office Building to support increasing the penalties for the damage or theft of war and veterans’ memorials. The proposed legislation –Senate Bill 198: An Act Concerning Desecration of War or Veterans’ Memorials — aims to double the existing fine […] [Read More]
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Stratford’s Irish soda bread contest

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Press release: If you think you’ve got what it takes to be called the best Irish Soda Bread Baker in all of Stratford, then show it by participating in the St. Patrick’s Day Irish Soda Bread Contest, “A For The Fun Of It” activity open to all Stratford residents. Contestants are asked to bring their […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Stratford

School takeover voided

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The state Supreme Court overturned the State’s takeover of the Bridgeport school system [Read More]
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Herbst organizes “First Selectman Cup” golf tournament

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A letter to the community from first selectman Tim Herbst – “Dear Friends, Colleagues and Fellow Trumbullites: Over the last two months I have had conversations with Golf Commission Chairman Ronald Dray and Bobby Brown concerning the above captioned matter. This year we are planning a First Selectman’s Cup. The purpose of this event is […] [Read More]
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Seymour Pink announces its annual T-shirt design contest

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SEYMOUR — Seymour Pink, Inc. is accepting applications for its 2012 T-shirt Design Contest. Seymour Pink, Inc. is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization whose mission is to unite a community in the fight against breast cancer. Through fundraising efforts, the group’s goal is to fund breast cancer research, provide education and to empower and assist breast […] [Read More]
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