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Bridgeport police collecting food today

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Bridgeport police officers will be stationed today until 2 p.m. at the Stop and Shop on North Main Street and at the Food Bazaar on Sylvan Avenue collecting food items to help the needy this Thanksgiving. They are on the homestretch of our annual collection. They will mobilize with AMR on Tuesday to get everything […] [Read More]
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Sandy Hook report to be released Monday

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A 40-page summary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting investigation will be released Monday, according to the  State’s Attorney office. Here are the details from the State’s Attorney’s office: “On Monday, November 25, 2013, the Office of the State’s Attorney for the Judicial District of Danbury will release its report on the investigation into […] [Read More]
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Temple begins 2nd term as Oxford’s 1st Selectman

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Andy Temple left helps his dad Oxford First Selectman George R. Temple take the oath of office Monday night during a swearing-in-ceremony at Oxford Town Hall. Andy is holding the family Bible and Judge Joan Alexander, who sits in Hartford administered the oath. This is Temple’s second term in office [Read More]
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Videos: Elton John plays Bridgeport

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Here are a few videos taken by concert-goers at the Nov. 8 Elton John concert at the Webster Arena at Harbor Yard. They were published on YouTube. Check out this slideshow of people who went to the concert: http://www.ctpost.com/seen/slideshow/SEEN-Elton-John-concert-in-Bridgeport-73734.php     [Read More]
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Remembering JFK in Bridgeport

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Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch will join leaders from around the country and the world in remembering the life of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy by asking local churches to ring their bells at 1:15 p.m. (EST) Friday and observe a moment of silence at 1:30 p.m. (President Kennedy was shot at 12:30 p.m. Central Standard Time.) […] [Read More]
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How not to fry a frozen turkey

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The Stratford Fire Department shared this video on its Facebook page. “If deep frying a turkey please us EXTREME CAUTION. Trying to fry a frozen turkey, too much oil, or dropping it in too fast can result in a serious fire. Please be careful as you enjoy the Holidays.” WARNING: THIS IS A DEMO TO […] [Read More]
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Norwalk Greenpeace captain to be freed from Russian jail

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Norwalk native and Greenpeace captain Peter Willcox will be released from a Russian jail. St. Petersburg’s Kalininsky district court ruled Wednesday to release Willcox, Greenpeace’s Arctic Sunrise captain, on a two million rubles bail ($61,300), Itar-Tass reports. He and other activists were arrested on September 19, a day after several Greenpeace activists attempted to scale […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport PD holding gun buyback today

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The gun buyback will be held on TODAY  until 3 p.m. at the Police Training Academy, 405 Newfield Ave., Bridgeport. The department tentatively plans to hold several more in November and December. Police will offer up to a $200 for a working handgun. People turning in rifles will receive up to $100. A weapon determined […] [Read More]
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Homeowner pulls burning couch from house

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From Doing It Local.com A quick thinking homeowner realized that his couch was on fire and quickly brought it outside to keep it from spreading to the rest of the house at 1209 Wood Avenue in Bridgeport Friday night. Firefighters were quick to the scene and reported wood burning in the front of the home. […] [Read More]
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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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