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The latest Sandy school and college closing list.

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Here is the latest on which schools and colleges are back open or are still dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy: COLLEGES SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY, FAIRFIELD– Closed through Sunday. University President John Petillo sent out an announcement a short time ago saying the campus suffered little damage but is without power and UI has […] [Read More]
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Shelton Public Works announces Veterans’ Day closings

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SHELTON¬†¬†– The city’s transfer station, compost site and the city yard will all be closed on Monday, Nov. 12 in observance of Veterans’ Day, according to Paul DiMauro, public works director. They will reopen on Tuesday, Nov. 13. There will be no change in the trash and recycling collections, he added. [Read More]
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Some neighborhoods become islands

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With sand, trees, wires and water choking roads some neighborhoods have become islands that will be difficult to get in and out of today and possibly for days to come. Sandy is reportedly moving deep into Pennsylvania but cleanup efforts appear to be hampered by gusting winds as linemen can’t go up in bucket trucks […] [Read More]
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Cesar Batalla Bpt Shelter full, residents should go to Geraldine Johnson School

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BRIDGEPORT-Mayor Bill Finch announced that the emergency shelter at Cesar Batalla School, 606 Howard Avenue, is full and can not handle any more residents. He urged residents from that area to go to the Geraldine Johnson school, 427 Lexington Avenue. As of 1 p.m., the mayor’s office said there were 59 people seeking shelton in […] [Read More]
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Oyster River flooding in Milford

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A surge of water from Long Island Sound into the Oyster River on the border of Milford and West Haven forced the closure of New Haven Avenue between Andersen and the West Haven traffic circle. Water from the Sound is also dangerously close to reaching Ocean Avenue in the Prospect Beach area of West Haven. [Read More]
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Stratford closes Main Street near the airport

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Stratford has shut down a section of Main Street near the Sikorsky Memorial Airport because of flooding [Read More]
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Updating the storm surge threat to New York and Connecticut

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By: SciGuy A science blog with Eric Berger Although Hurricane Sandy remains a Category 1 hurricane, as we have seen with previous storms such as Hurricane Ike in 2008, large storms with a lower ranking on the Saffir Simpson Scale can nonetheless push a large surge of water inland. In this post, I want to […] [Read More]
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Send us your photos, tips

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As Sandy approaches the east coast, the Connecticut Post wants to know how you are dealing with the storm. If you have photos or videos of your community preparing for the weather, we want to see them. If you have tips about long gas station lines, we want to share them. You can send anything […] [Read More]
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West Haven to open shelters evacuate low lying areas

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West Haven Mayor Picard declared a state of emergency this afternoon. Will open Carrigan School as a shelter at 4 pm. Beaches and surrounding parking are closed. People who live in flood prone areas are encouraged to find higher ground. [Read More]
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Jones Family Farm event this weekend

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By Ivylee Rosario SHELTON — Jones Family Farm hosts its 27th annual UNICEF Festival Saturday and Sunday. The festival lasts from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and offers hayrides, games for children including beanbag toss, fortune telling, button making, temporary tattoos and, of course, pumpkin picking. The farm encourages families to dress up in costumes to celebrate […] [Read More]
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