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Jim Shay

This house at 144 Juniper Drive i n Milford, is where high levels of carbon monoxide were detected Tuesday night. An unidentified man living in the house later died at Milford Hospital.

Man dies after high CO levels found in Milford home

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By Frank Juliano and Jim Shay A Milford man is dead after high levels of carbon monoxide and hydrogen cyanide were found in his home, officials said. The deceased man has been identified as Ralph Mastrianna, 55. Mastrianna’s son told fire officials his father had been working on his motorcycle in a garage to get […] [Read More]
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More Milford kids will be walking to school

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Take a walk. To school, that is. It’s been decided that 180 students will have to walk to school next year instead of taking the bus after an exhaustive transportation study found that 20 percent of students busing to school could actually be walking. Officials told WTNH say the change would save about $90,000. The […] [Read More]
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At the Vietnam war memorial wall in Washington, D.C.

Vigil to remember state’s 25 MIAs from Vietnam

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A 25-hour solemn vigil will remember the 25 Connecticut men, who were either captured and never released or went missing and were never recovered. The vigil on May 17 at Catholic War Veterans Auxiliary Post 1592, will start at 1 PM and end at 3 PM May 18. The post is located at 112 Derby […] [Read More]
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Brush fire put out at Ansonia Nature Center

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Ansonia firefighters will stay on the scene until they are sure the area is sufficiently wet down and no hot spots remain. Another full water truck will be brought to the scene to make sure there is enough water. UPDATE 4:39 PM With most of the fire out, firefighters are wetting down the area to […] [Read More]
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The day Big Bird came to Bridgeport

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I found this old video on YouTube about the day Big Bird from Sesame Street came to Bridgeport. Yes, Big Bird did come to Bridgeport in 1996 to film a segment for the classic children’s TV show. Why Bridgeport? Bruce Williams, whose dad Kaye founded Captain’s Cove Seaport, said a Trumbull man had a boat […] [Read More]
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Blasting today at Seymour quarry

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Watch out for flying rocks. Seymour First Selectman Kurt Miller has posed this announcement on his Facebook page: “Haynes intends to blast at their Seymour (quarry) location (600 Derby Ave) on Friday, April 11, 2014 at about 2:00 pm. “If you have questions or concerns feel free to contact Joyce Illingworth at 203-671-5476.” The quarry […] [Read More]
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Stuff an ambulance

Sunday drive to help Monroe Food Bank

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On Sunday, from 9 AM to 3 PM,there will be a food drive to benefit the Monroe Food Bank. The Monroe Volunteer Emergency Medical Service is holding the drive at the Stop & Shop, 470 Monroe Turnpike. Volunteers hope to stuff an ambulance full of donated food. “Please stop by and purchase an extra food […] [Read More]
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Jamie Jones, who oversees the winery at Jones Family Farms, looks over his crop of Cabernet Franc grapes

Shelton winery to expand, boost production

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Let’s raise a glass and give a toast to the state of Connecticut … taxpayers … and the Jones Family Farms Winery! That’s because the winery has been awarded a $25,000 state grant that will allow it to expand and increase production. The expansion of the winery located in Shelton, is expected to cost $203,365. […] [Read More]
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Services set for slain Shelton teen

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Funeral services have been set for Kristjan Ndoj, the 15-year-old Shelton youth who died of a fatal gunshot wound last week. Calling hours will be from 3 to 7 PM Wednesday at the Spinelli-Ricciuti-Bednar-Osiecki Funeral Home, 62 Beaver St in Ansonia. On Thursday friends and relatives are invited to attend Kristjan’s funeral at 10 AM (please […] [Read More]
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Community gathering for slain Shelton teen

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A community gathering will be held at 7 PM Sunday for Kristjan Ndoj, the Shelton teenager, who died after being shot in the head on Agawam Trail last Saturday. Headmaster Beth A. Smith tweeted that the gathering will be in the school’s auditorium. She said the interfaith gathering will only be for SHS staff, students […] [Read More]
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