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Ratz and Geno line up for Bridgeport’s Shehan Center

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Bridgeport’s Cardinal Shehan Center has lined up a couple of stars to help with the observation of the center’s 50th year in operation. Bridgeport-born actor John Ratzenberger will speak at the center’s annual Celebrity Breakfast on Oct. 3 at the Bridgeport Holiday Inn, 1070 Main Street, and Geno Auriemma, UConn and U.S. Women’s National Basketball […] [Read More]
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Black bear dies after collision with truck in Oxford

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OXFORD — The new rug in George Muttick’s home will be unique — to say the least. It’s being made from the pelt of the black bear that ran into the side of his truck Wednesday night. The bear and Muttick, 24, of Hunters Mountain Road, collided on that road Wednesday night around 7:30 p.m. […] [Read More]
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Shelton’s “Best of Connecticut” on display Saturday

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SHELTON — The third annual “Best of Connecticut” event will take place Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Jones Winery courtyard at 606 Walnut Tree Hill Road. The event spotlights local businesses recognized by “Connecticut Magazine” in its annual “Best of Connecticut” issue. Among those cited in the issue are: Jones Winery (Best […] [Read More]
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Judge attaches assets of former Shelton ass’t finance director

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MILFORD — A Superior Court judge Monday attached the personal assets of Sharon Scanlon, Shelton’s former assistant finance director, in the amount of $348,416. The decision by Judge Frank Iannotti was made during a probable cause hearing on allegations by Shelton officials that Scanlon stole at least that amount while employed by the city. Scanlon, […] [Read More]
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Teen skateboarder hit by car

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A 16-year-old boy was hit by a car while skateboarding on North Benson Road by the Trinity Baptist Church Friday night, according to Doingitlocal.com. The boy was taken to Bridgeport Hospital for treatment. [Read More]
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Shelton police urge caution after upswing in burglaries

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SHELTON – Police are asking residents to be sure to lock their doors and windows and use their alarm systems following a recent upswing in residential and commercial burglaries, according to Det. Ben Trabka, police spokesman. Since Sept. 1, police have received complaints of eight residential burglaries or attempted daytime burglaries, he said. “Residents are […] [Read More]
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Sign of the times

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Workers take down the Stop & Shop sign at the former store on Madison Avenue in Bridgeport Thursday night. The company blamed the closing, which came Thursday, on poor sales. [Read More]
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Ansonia gets $300,000 in federal grant money

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HARTFORD – Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has announced that 31 Connecticut municipalies have been awarded a total of $10,987,840 by the Department of Economic and Community Development, the administrator for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Small Cities Community Development Block Grant program.  Ansonia is one of the 31 communities receiving grant money. The […] [Read More]
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Carson delivers stinger to Finch

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David E.A. Carson, former head of People’s Savings Bank, now Peoples United, was one of four long-time supporters of public education honored Tuesday morning by The Bridgeport Public Education Fund, an organization he helped get off the ground in 1983. Carson, in brief remarks, spoke forcefully about the nature of public education. He emphasized that […] [Read More]
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Stratford to recognize beautiful properties

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Press release from the Town of Stratford: The Town of Stratford’s 14th annual beautification awards ceremony will be held on September 20, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of Stratford Town Hall, 2715 Main Street, Stratford CT 06615. Mayor John Harkins and the Stratford Beautification Committee invite the public to attend the ceremony […] [Read More]
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