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Newton threatens to sue state elections officials

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As he continues to fight allegations he abused Connecticut’s public campaign financing program in his bid to return to the legislature last year, ex-Democratic state Sen. Ernie Newton is also threatening to sue his accusers for violating his rights. Newton’s attorney Thursday contacted various media outlets about the tactic. “Our defense has taken a new […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Oxford death due to CO toxicity; manner still undetermined

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By Anne M. Amato   OXFORD — An autopsy has determined that Curtiss R. Raymond died from carbon monoxide toxicity, according to a spokeswoman at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. The manner of death was deemed “undetermined,” she added. That means it’s still unclear if the death was accidental or a suicide. Raymond, […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Bridgeport Republicans Go Digital

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BRIDGEPORT — The city’s Republican Town Committee has joined Facebook. In a posting over the weekend, chairman John Slater welcomed visitors to the RTC’s page and announced that a website would be launched soon. “We will use this to update you on upcoming events, fundraisers as well as issues on the local, state and federal […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Furnace fails at Rescue Mission

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In the midst of cold temperatures and snowfall, the furnace at Bridgeport Rescue Mission’s Women’s Center has failed. “Of course this is the worst time of year for this to happen,” said Executive Director Terry Wilcox in a press release. “Here in our Women’s Center, the students in our New Life Discipleship Program are working […] [Read More]

Lake Zoar Authority has new meeting rotation

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We just received this press release from the Lake Zoar Authority: The Lake Zoar Authority will meet Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m. in the Monroe Town Hall under a new rotation for the monthly meetings that alternates the venue among the four communities with shoreline on the lake: Monroe, Newtown, Oxford and Southbury. A […] [Read More]
Categories: Monroe, Newtown, Oxford, Southbury

Crash closes Rt. 67 near Oxford-Southbury line

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OXFORD — Police are investigating a serious accident on Route 67 near the Southbury town line that occurred earlier this morning. The crash was between a dump truck and a minivan, and the State Police accident reconstruction team is on the scene. The highway is closed in both directions for the time being. Police wouldn’t […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Traffic

Pedestrian struck in Fairfield

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FAIRFIELD — A pedestrian was struck by a car at the intersection of Castle Avenue and Longfellow Avenue at about 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning, police said. An initial investigation indicates that a vehicle traveling north on Longfellow Avenue hit the pedestrian who was crossing the street. The pedestrian was transported to St. Vincents Medical Center. […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Bridgeport restaurants make CT Mag’s “Best Of” list

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Congratulations to Home on the Range, Joseph’s Steakhouse, Barnum Publick House, Pho Saigon and Bloodroot. You can read all the details at Connecticut Magazine. [Read More]
Categories: General

Derby, Ansonia slated to receive funds from State Bond Commission

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From a press release issued Wednesday: State representative Linda M. Gentile (D-Ansonia/Derby) and State Senator Joseph J. Crisco, Jr. (D-Woodbridge) welcome the expected passage of a pair of items for Ansonia and Derby when the State Bond Commission meets on Friday.   Emmett O’Brien Technical High School in Ansonia is set to receive $87,000 for technology […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Milford man dies about a week after his philanthropic mother

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The son of beloved local philanthropist Ann Marie Tarinelli, who died Jan. 11 from complications following a broken hip, has also died, a little more than a week after his mother’s passing. James Notarnicola, 53, of Milford, died Monday at Milford Hospital after a long illness. His father, Harry Notarnicola, also of Milford, said he […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Trumbull