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Robo calls used to get people to Derby tax board meeting

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DERBY — At one point during the public portion of Wednesday night’s tax board meeting, former mayor, Marc Garofalo, asked how many of the 100 people in the aldermanic chambers received a phone call about coming to the meeting. A majority of those attending raised their hands. “I didn’t get one,” he said, holding up what appeared […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Ex-Rep. Caruso backing Sen. Gomes’ re-election bid

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Ex-State Rep. Chris Caruso, D-Bridgeport, is backing state Sen. Ed Gomes, D-Bridgeport, in the latter’s fight for his seat. Gomes lost the local party’s endorsement to his predecessor, Ernest Newton II. Gomes and state Rep. Andres Ayala earned enough support to face Newton in a primary in August. Caruso, who retired from the legislature last year […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Trumbull mall hosts art show

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The Westfield Trumbull mall will display artwork from more than 600 Trumbull students, grades K-12,  from now until June 13. The artwork can be viewed during regular mall hours in the Lord & Taylor Court of the mall, located at 5065 Main St. The mall, Trumbull’s Arts Commission, art teachers from Trumbull Public Schools, Trumbull’s Parks […] [Read More]
Categories: Arts, Trumbull

Stratford celebrates 70 years of industry

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Press release: The Connecticut Air & Space Center is proud to present an educational display of historical artifacts and photos to tell the history of 550 Main Street.  The buildings at 550 Main Street have been known by many names over the years. It saw Igor Sikorsky develop his seaplane business which help fund his […] [Read More]
Categories: Business, Stratford

2 year-old boy found wandering

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Two women traveling down Madison Avenue at about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday reported finding a 2 year-old boy walking in the middle of the street. The women turned the boy over to the security guard at a nearby apartment building and called police, according to DoingItLocal.com Police said the child is fine and that they are […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Stratford art students build Shakespearean horse

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Press release: Flood Middle School art students created this fiberglass horse for the Horsin’ Around Sculpture Exhibit in Stamford. The sculpture will be on display from June 12 through the end of August. Drawing inspiration from the famous Shakespearean play, the students named the sculpture “A Midsummer Neigh’s Dream.” The 7th and 8th grade students […] [Read More]
Categories: Arts, Stratford

Bride calls off wedding, says playground construction is still on

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On their wedding day, Haley Rosengarten and Dave Penchansky had planned to build a playground at the YMCA Families in Transitions homeless shelter in Bridgeport. This week, the bride called off the evening wedding set for June 2 in Stamford. But she and her share of the wedding party will still build the playground, which […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport

Monroe Girl Scout receives national honor

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Press release Girl Scouts of Connecticut is proud to announce that Jennifer Bridge of Monroe was awarded the prestigious Girl Scout Appreciation Pin at the organization’s Annual Meeting on May 23. A national recognition for adult Girl Scouts, the Appreciation Pin recognizes a member who practices the values of inclusive behavior and who has delivered […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Residents eager to film cops not so eager to help solve crimes?

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Received an interesting email over the weekend from a Bridgeport police officer in response to our story about some cops’ alleged use of excessive force during an arrest being captured on a camera by bystanders. Here’s what the individual who contacted me had to say: “I would like to know where these people are when […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Report of Bridgeport’s 10th homicide

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A stabbing in Bridgeport’s East Side early Sunday morning has resulted in the city’s 10th homicide of the year, according to DoingItLocal.com. The site reports that at 2:06am police responded to a call of a stabbing at the corner of Arctic and Pembroke streets. Police reports said the victim, whose name has not been released, […] [Read More]
Categories: General