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Jim Shay

Labor Day outlook for state parks

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State Parks will be open this Labor Day weekend, but swimming may be banned at many locations. Here’s the latest press briefing from the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection as of late Wednesday afternoon: The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that all state swimming areas remain closed until […] [Read More]
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Meet masked crusader of Long Island Sound

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Did you know that Long Island Sound has its own super hero? I didn’t know either, but you can get to meet him this weekend at The Maritime Center in Norwalk. Here are the details from the Maritime Center folks: Captain Living Sound, the masked crusader for Long Island Sound, will encourage visitors to be […] [Read More]
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45 arrests at Vibes

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Bridgeport police announced today that 45 people were arrested during the four-day Gathering of the Vibes. Thirty five arrests, police said, were for drug possession. Also high on the list were several charges of criminal trespass. Overall, Police Chief Joseph Gaudette said the crowd was well behaved. [Read More]
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Road closures, no parking on Bridgeport streets

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There’s some rough roads ahead for Bridgeport. No I’m not taking budget problems, high taxes or the takeover of the city’s schools by the state. I’m really talking about rough roads where workers remove layers of old asphalt to prepare the streets for the laying of new asphalt. Beginning Sunday, July 10 at 5 p.m., […] [Read More]
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Abused dog found; on the mend

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SEYMOUR – On Wednesday animal control officers in Ansonia found a small white terrier mix tied to a pole on Westfield Avenue that had apparently been abused and dumped there by someone. The dog, about 10 pounds, had matted fur and was covered in dirt, feces and maggots when brought to the Ansonia Animal Hospital in Seymour by […] [Read More]
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State DEP now in the DEEP

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Today, the state Department of Environmental Protection is no more. At least, in name only. That’s because it has been consolidated with the Department of Public Utility Control. The combined departments are now known as DEEP. That shouldn’t be confused with DEET .. the most common active ingredient in insect repellents. It’s going to take some time […] [Read More]
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Driving a bus to Mongolia?

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Launching from Fairfield this week, Grif Peterson, 24, and Casey Peterson, 20, both of Fairfield, will begin the first leg of their trip to Mongolia in a school bus. They are participating in the Mongol Rally, a 10,000-mile car rally and charity fundraiser beginning in London on July 23. Crossing the Atlantic Ocean and twenty […] [Read More]
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Indian Well swimming area, boat launch closed

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The state Department of Environmental Protection says the swimming area and the boat launch at Indian Well State Park will be closed this weekend due to a draw down in water level in the Housatonic River for emergency repairs on the nearby Derby Dam. The grounds at the park will remain open for all other […] [Read More]
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Memorial Day parades, ceremonies

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SUNDAY, MAY 28 Milford: The Milford Memorial Day parade steps off at 2 p.m. and follows the traditional route from the Daniel Wasson Field parking lot (behind the Parsons Government Center) to the Milford Green. There will also be a wreath laying ceremony in front of City Hall at 10 a.m. Seymour: Opening Ceremony at […] [Read More]
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A not so alert traffic alert

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The Connecticut Department of Transportation generally does a good job  letting motorists know if there are traffic problems/accidents on the state’s highways. You can get e-mail alerts for specific highways, check out highway maps and cams on its web site to pinpoint trouble spots. And during the winter when snow is falling, the DOT also […] [Read More]
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