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Malloy: Veterans can get flags on licenses

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Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman today announced that military veterans can now apply to have their status marked on a Connecticut Driver’s License or state-issued ID. The Department of Motor Vehicles and AAA offices on January 2, 2013 will begin issuing drivers’ licenses and ID cards that will include the symbol […] [Read More]
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Gov. Malloy’s Thanksgiving message

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On the eve of Thanksgiving, Governor Dannel P. Malloy shared the following message with Connecticut residents. “We are coming to the end of quite an eventful year, and before we head into what no doubt will be another one, it might be nice if we all took a moment to reflect just a bit. We […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport issues mandatory evacuation order

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BRIDGEPORT, CT (October 27, 2012) – Mayor Bill Finch has announced that a Mandatory Evacuation for all residents living in low-lying areas as of 12 noon, Sunday, October 28. The following schools will be open as of 12 noon, Sunday, to be used as shelters – Jettie Tisdale, 275 Hollister Avenue; Geraldine Johnson, 427 Lexington […] [Read More]
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Hurricane tips for pregnant women, new parents

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From the March of Dimes: As residents of Connecticut keep careful watch on Hurricane Sandy, the March of Dimes urges pregnant women and parents of new babies to be prepared for future emergencies or the need to evacuate from their homes. “A hurricane or other natural disaster is a nerve-wracking time for anyone, but especially […] [Read More]
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Red Cross: Preparation tips, evacuating

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From the American Red Cross FARMINGTON – The American Red Cross is moving people and resources into place in locations throughout Connecticut to support its response to Hurricane Sandy. “We have hundreds of volunteers who are helping to ready our supplies, to organize shelter plans with towns throughout the State and to coordinate our activities […] [Read More]
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Twilight star coming to Trumbull mall

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Peter Facinelli, a star of Twilight Saga Movies will be at the Westfield Trumbull Mall on Saturday to help with Alex’s Lemonade Stand. Shoppers and visitors will have a chance to meet and greet with Facinelli and raise money and awareness for childhood cancer. Attendees can have any Twilight memorabilia signed as well as have […] [Read More]
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Malloy makes Rolling Stone list of pot reformers

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No he didn’t make the cover of Rolling Stone, but Gov. Dannel P. Malloy did make the magazine’s top 10 list of politicians on pot reform. Malloy made the list along with Rep, Barney Frank of Massachusetts and Rep. Ron Paul of Texas. Vermont Gov. Pete Shumlin is also on Rolling Stone’s refer-friendly list. The […] [Read More]
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Free tickets available for Marine Corps Band concerts

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BRIDGEPORT — For the 25th consecutive year, the Columbus Day festivities will feature a free Marine Corps band concert. This year, the Parris Island Marine Band will perform two concerts on at 7 p.m. Saturday and at 6 p.m. Sunday in the Klein Memorial Auditorium. Admission is free but tickets are required. Tickets are available […] [Read More]
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Newfield Park celebration postponed to Sunday

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Mayor Bill Finch’s  “Park City Celebration” event at Newfield Park in the East End has been postponed to Sunday because of expected rain. The event was originally scheduled for Saturday, but Elaine Ficcara, Finch’s spokeswoman, said it will be held on Sunday when the weather is expected to be better. It will be held from […] [Read More]
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Firefighters, nonprofit team up to win new van

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PRESS RELEASE: Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch, Fire Chief Brian Rooney and RYASAP Executive Director Robert Francis urge everyone  today to cast their vote on Facebook in an effort to win a new Toyota for RYASAP Safe Asleep program. City officials and RYASAP representatives will kick off the ‘Election Day’ Facebook challenge that will ultimately decide […] [Read More]
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