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CT Audubon launches weekly bird finder guide

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This just flew in from the Connecticut Audubon Society: Connecticut Audubon Society is launching a new weekly guide today, called Connecticut Audubon Bird Finder, to help birders plan weekend trips to great outdoor settings throughout the state. Connecticut Audubon Bird Finder is a carefully curated guide to an unusual or interesting bird that has been […] [Read More]
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93-year-old woman’s home burglarized while raking leaves

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Police say a 93-year-old Hamden woman, who was outside raking leaves, was the victim of a “distraction burglary.” The woman was unharmed, but thousands of dollars’ worth of jewelry were stolen from her Colony Street home Wednesday afternoon. Police said that the elderly woman was raking leaves, when she was approached by an individual, described […] [Read More]
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Milford cops: Help us catch vandals

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The Milford Police Department is currently investigating several vandalism complaints that have occurred at public places on the west side of the city of Milford. These incidents began in September and have continued into this month. A majority of these acts of vandalism have consisted of an upside down cross spray-painted or drawn in marker […] [Read More]
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Grant to help homeless veterans in Bridgeport

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On Friday morning, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal, Chris Murphy and U.S. Representative Jim Himes announced that Applied Behavioral Rehabilitation Institute (Homes for the Brave) in Bridgeport secured $137,410 in Special Needs Grants from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to renovate their transitional housing facility and purchase a new van. Homes for the Brave will […] [Read More]
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Rabbi finds $98,000 in desk bought on Craigslist

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Here’s one of those what would you do stories … A New Haven rabbi buys a desk on Craigslist for $200. When the rabbi and his wife try to get the desk into their house, it’s too big. They then take the desk apart to make it fit. Inside, they find thousands of dollars hidden […] [Read More]
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Bus, police car crash near New Haven Green

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Officials say more than a dozen people have been injured in a collision between a police cruiser and a bus in New Haven. Police say the cruiser was responding to a call at the train station just before 11 a.m. Monday when it collided with the bus near New Haven Green. The officer, Victor Herrera, […] [Read More]
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I-95 tractor-trailer accident in Bridgeport

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There was a tractor trailer vs. car accident on I-95 Northbound between Exits 27A and 28 late Monday afternoon. The right lane was closed for about an hour. Exit 26 Bridgeport. Live cam Exit 27 Bridgeport. Live cam Exit 28 Bridgeport.   [Read More]
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Widow of WWII veteran to receive his medals

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Today, on Veterans Day, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal will present military honors to Elena DelGrande, the widow of  World War II veteran Joseph DelGrande, of Bridgeport. Mrs. DelGrande will accept the Army Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with one Silver Star, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with one Bronze Star, and the […] [Read More]
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What’s open and closed on Veterans Day?

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Today is Veterans Day. It will be a regular work or school day for most of us. Most of the people who will not be working today are state and federal workers. Closed: State and federal offices and courthouses. State Department of Motor Vehicle offices. Some municipal offices. Be sure to call ahead to check. […] [Read More]
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Firefighters rescue 3 after canoe overturns

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DoingItLocal reports that at about 10:45 pm Friday firefighters and police dive teams were dispatched to the Indian Wells State Park in Shelton for a report of an overturned canoe in the Housatonic River. Firefighters from Derby and Seymour also assisted in the rescue. Two victims were located about 20 minutes into the search and […] [Read More]
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