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Jim Shay

It’s Viva Las Vegas for Mayor Bill Finch

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Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch is in Las Vegas, Nevada this weekend attending the 81st Annual Meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. The conference is being held at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, a hotel, gaming and entertainment complex on The Strip. The mayors’ meeting is being held in an 1.8 million-square-foot convention center. […] [Read More]
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DEEP warns of unsafe water conditions

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Press release: Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is cautioning residents and visitors about possible unsafe water conditions in Connecticut’s rivers and streams due to recent heavy rains throughout the state. Many of Connecticut’s rivers and streams are experiencing higher than normal water levels and faster than normal currents, so anyone near the […] [Read More]
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Rain moves Mystic Bowie concert to Two Boots

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Due to inclement weather, this week’s Downtown Thursdays concert featuring Mystic Bowie and the Anthem band will be moved to Two Boots of Bridgeport at 281 Fairfield Avenue. The concert is free and open to the public. It will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Since the 1980s, Mystic Bowie has been keeping the […] [Read More]
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Poll: Is NSA leaker traitor or a hero?

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Edward Snowden had admitted leaking information on the National Security Agency’s spying on phones and computers. [Read More]
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Flash flood heavy rainfall map

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From the National Weather Service in New York City: Here is an updated graphic with our flash flood watch, storm total rainfall and latest forecast track of Andrea. Please note that the system will be moving on the coast of the Florida Panhandle within the next few hours and begin weakening. By the time the […] [Read More]
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Gov. Malloy’s closing remarks of legislative session

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Governor Dannel P. Malloy 2013 Legislative Session Closing Remarks Hall of the House, State Capitol Lt. Governor Wyman, Speaker Sharkey, President Williams, Leaders McKinney and Cafero, distinguished legislators. It’s always an honor for me to address you in this great chamber. I want to thank you for all of the hard work you’ve done over […] [Read More]
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Malloy: State has $82.5M action plan for Sandy relief

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Press release Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that the state has released two action plans describing how a total of $82.5 million in federal relief funds will be expended to address the critical needs of Connecticut residents affected by Storm Sandy. “Getting life back to normal for residents has been a top priority for […] [Read More]
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Video: Oxford kids write song on bullying

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  Lyrics written By Stephanie O’Connell and Lydia Brown, 4th Grade Students Oxford Center School Music by Chris Barre     I was on the school bus one day It was a shiny day in May I was lost in my own pride Until I found a reason to hide   There were bullies on […] [Read More]
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TV and video coverage of train crash

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Update on injured train passengers

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Seventy people were injured in Friday evening’s Metro-North accident in Bridgeport. Three patients remained in critical condition Saturday, with two of those stable, according to officials at two Bridgeport hospitals. The nursing supervisor at St. Vincent Medical Center said Saturday that 44 people from the crash had been treated there, and that five of those […] [Read More]
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