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Pequonnock Club, City settle property war, club gets $$$, wire, flagpole

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Today’s story on the end of the epic property war between the Pequonnock Yacht Club and Bridgeport. [Read More]
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900 UI customers in Bridgeport to lose power

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The power is going off in Bridgeport again on Sunday. Relax, don’t panic because it’s a planned power outage that should affect about 900 customers in a small area of Bridgeport. It can be a problem if you’re one of those 900 customers who won’t have electricity for up to four hours on Sunday. Here’s […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport Council members in Beantown for national conference

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Over half of Bridgeport’s 20-person City Council was either in Boston today or en route for a National League of Cities’ conference. “There are a number of us on committees. I’m on the Economic Development Committee and we determine at this meeting what is going to be the priority lobbying for the next year,” Council […] [Read More]
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Grid operator’s 9.3 percent budget hike draws Conn. protest

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Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen, Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz and the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority said Wednesday the state will file a protest with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission against ISO New England Inc.’s 9.3 percent budget increase that will be paid for by electric customers. ISO-NE operates New England’s regional transmission grid and […] [Read More]
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Hartford Mayor makes headlines for limiting press access, but Bridgeport beat him to it

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Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra generated some unwanted headlines earlier this month when his spokesman instructed city department heads to contact her office before talking to the media. The Hartford Courant questioned whether the policy fits in with Segarra’s promises to bring transparency to the office. I had to smile a bit at the hubbub, considering […] [Read More]
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Lauralton Hall’s Christmas Concert set for Wednesday

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We recently recieved this press release from the Academy of Our Lady of Mercy, Lauralton Hall school in Milford: MILFORD — Lauralton Hall’s highly anticipated annual Christmas concert, Christmas in Song, will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 28, in the Parsons Complex Auditorium, 70 West River Street, Milford. The public is invited to […] [Read More]
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Firefighters extinguish roof fire in Westport

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Hot embers from a chimney landing on wooden shingles ignited a house fire Sunday morning in Westport. A neighbor who spotted the fire dancing on the Washington Avenue roof at 9:30 called the fire department and alerted the home’s occupants, who had smelled smoke but were not aware of the fire. The fire department said […] [Read More]
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Shelton police holding annual toy drive

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Donations of new, unwrapped toys can be dropped off at the Shelton police department, 85 Wheeler St., or at the Outback Steakhouse at 698 Bridgeport Ave. The police department has teamed up with the restaurant for its annual toy drive, which runs until Dec. 19. The items collected will be distributed to local families in […] [Read More]
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Malloy: Veterans can get flags on licenses

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Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman today announced that military veterans can now apply to have their status marked on a Connecticut Driver’s License or state-issued ID. The Department of Motor Vehicles and AAA offices on January 2, 2013 will begin issuing drivers’ licenses and ID cards that will include the symbol […] [Read More]
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Post staffers relishing last Hostess snacks

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With the possibility that Hostess will stop making its sugary treats becoming more real each day, I just couldn’t help myself when I saw Hostess chocolate cupcakes in the vending machine here at the Connecticut Post office. A while later, reporter Brian Lockhart, who has been eating as much Hostess as he can these last […] [Read More]
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