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Jim Shay

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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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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Milford man arrested for trespassing at school

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MILFORD – An 18-year-0ld city resident was charged with first degree criminal trespass Tuesday morning for being on Jonathan law High School. Police say James Rainieri, of Meadows End Road, had been previously been warned to stay off the school’s property. Rainieri was spotted on the property by a school resource officer. Rainieri was released […] [Read More]
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Burst pipe causes 2 1/2 hour delay at Trumbull High

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Trumbull High School is on a 2 1/2 hour delay this morning  because of a pipe burst. All other schools are on a regular schedule. At 6:30 AM, temperatures were still in the teens at Trumbull High School. [Read More]
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Missing boaters found in Milford

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Updated, 6:55 p.m. A man and a woman were taken to Milford Hospital after firefighters and U.S. Coast Guard pulled them from the windy waters of the Long Island Sound near Charles Island, where their canoe overturned Saturday afternoon. Milford firefighters working in a marine unit found the woman when she was still above the water […] [Read More]
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Stratford PD plan DUI checkpoint

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Stratford police say they will stage a DUI checkpoint on Saturday, but they’re not saying exactly where. Here’s the press release: “The Stratford Police Department is participating in the 2014 Comprehensive DUI Enforcement program. “This program enables us to conduct roadside sobriety checkpoints as well as increase the number patrol units dedicated specifically to reduction […] [Read More]
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