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Jim Shay

Birds force closure of Charles Island in Milford

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Stay off Charles Island. That’s the order from the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Why? Because of the annual return of endangered birds that nest on the island. Charles Island in Milford and Duck Island in Westbrook is now closed to the public from now through Sept. 9, 2015, to prevent disturbances to […] [Read More]
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Man arrested in Milford home burglary

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Milford police have arrested a Bridgeport man, who they say, broke into a Milford Point Road early Saturday morning. Sgt. Jeffrey Neilsen said residents of the house found the man inside their home just before 2 AM. The alleged burglar was identified as 31-year-old Sergio Ricccardi, of Glenwood Avenue in Bridgeport. Neilsen said the suspect […] [Read More]
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Virginia

Ex-detention center site becomes new Bridgeport park

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Remember the time the state tried to pull a fast one by building a woman’s detention center in a Bridgeport residential neighborhood? That was back in 2010 when then Gov. Jodi Rell’s administration was working to build a 36,000-square-foot juvenile detention-and-treatment center for teenage girls  at 115 Virginia Ave. The plan was met with a […] [Read More]
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Cops: Driver using cell phone busted for drugs

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A person, who was allegedly using a cell phone while driving, got more than a ticket when Milford police stopped him Thursday evening. According to Sgt. Jeffrey Nielsen, an officer stopped a vehicle on Old Gate Lane just before 6:30 PM for a cell phone violation. During the stop, police found the driver was in […] [Read More]
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Echo Hose Co. of Shelton posted this photo of Thursday's fatal crash on Route 8 via NBC Connecticut.

Another killed on deadly stretch of Route 8

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Another person has been killed in a traffic accident on a deadly stretch of Route 8 in Shelton, near Exit 13. Thursday’s accident is the third fatal crash on the highway in four weeks. All the fatal Route 8 accidents happened less than a mile from one another. State Police identified the latest victim as […] [Read More]
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Meth

‘Monsignor Meth’ gets 65 months in jail

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Monsignor Kevin Wallin has been sentenced to 65 months in prison for dealing crystal meth, the highly addictive drug made famous on TV’s “Breaking Bad.” Senior U.S. District Judge Alfred V. Covello  handed down the sentence Thursday in Hartford. “This was an incredible fall from grace for a highly respected monsignor who was well loved […] [Read More]
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This sign near the entrance of the Ansonia river walk shows the city does love dogs,

Dogs welcome on Ansonia river walk, still banned in Derby

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It’s a dog’s tale of two river walks in in the lower Naugatuck Valley. One in Derby that has a rule banning dogs on its paved trail along the Naugatuck River. The Derby Board of Alderman imposed the ban a couple of years ago after many dog owners didn’t pick up their pets’ poop. The […] [Read More]
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ganim

Ganim says, officially, he’s running for Bridgeport mayor

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Yes, Joseph Ganim is … officially … running for mayor of Bridgeport. Ganim said he has filed papers to run for mayor, against incumbent Bill Finch, saying “my campaign will be about building a Bridgeport that works for every citizen and every neighborhood.” Ganim, who served as mayor from 1991-2003, was convicted March 19, 2003, […] [Read More]
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