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Crackdown on impaired boaters this weekend

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PRESS RELEASE: The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police will be stepping up enforcement activities this weekend on those who may be boating under the influence. EnCon Police officers will participate in Operation Dry Water and will be out in force looking for boaters with a Blood Alcohol Content […] [Read More]
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Farmers eligible for loans from frost/freeze damage

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PRESS RELEASE: State Agriculture Commissioner Steven K. Reviczky announced today that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering federal economic injury disaster loans to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small aquacultural businesses and most private non-profit organizations in Fairfield and Litchfield counties as a result of frosts and freezes beginning March 1, 2012. “I […] [Read More]
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Free admission Saturday to 12 state park museums, sites

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PRESS RELEASE The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) today announced that admission to twelve state park museums and historic sites will be free on Saturday as part of the 8th Annual Connecticut Open House Day. CT DEEP Commissioner Daniel C. Esty said, “Free admission to state park museums and historic sites […] [Read More]
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Truck hits Marshall’s building in Stratford

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Reporter Linda Conner Lambeck, doing some Saturday morning errands, shot this photo showing damage to the Marshall’s store building in Stratford. Linda says the damage was caused by a truck that clipped the building. Marshall’s is located 411 Barnum Ave. in Stratford Square Center. A woman who answered the phone at the store said Marshall’s […] [Read More]
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Want to buy a rescued horse?

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PRESS RELEASE State Agriculture Commissioner Steven K. Reviczky announced today the up-coming sale of a group of rescued animals consisting of 10 horses. The animals are consigned to the University of Connecticut’s Annual Spring Horse Auction and Tack and Equipment Tag Sale, to be held Saturday, at the UConn Horse Arena on Horse Barn Hill […] [Read More]
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Malloy signs bill repealing death penalty

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The state’s death penalty is officially … dead PRESS RELEASE HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy today released the following statement after signing S.B. 280, An Act Revising the Penalty for Capital Felonies: “This afternoon I signed legislation that will, effective today, replace the death penalty with life in prison without the possibility of […] [Read More]
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What next? Forest fire danger

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Now that we got through Tropical Storm Irene, an October snowstorm and a nearly snowless and mild winter, what next do we have to deal with? How about forest fires? Yes, in Connecticut. The state Department of Environmental Protection and Energy isn’t in the business of scaring people; they’re just trying remind people that from mid-March […] [Read More]
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St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Friday

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The 30th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will begin at noon Friday at Broad Street near the Webster Bank Arena. The parade will travel up Broad, take a right onto Fairfield Avenue, then right onto Main Street and will end at the Arena. The reviewing stand will be located at Main Street at the corner […] [Read More]
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Scholarship fund in memory of Oxford teen

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A pasta dinner will be held Friday night in the Oxford High School cafeteria for a scholarship fund in memory of Brandon Giordano. The OHS sophomore was killed in a motor vehicle crash last Friday on Old State Road in Oxford. There will be three seatings: 5 to 6 p.m., 6 to 7 p.m. and 7 […] [Read More]
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Need a U.S. passport?

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Days like this only come once a year … applying for a passport at a U.S. Passport  Office without an appointment. It happens next Saturday at the U.S. Passport Office in Norwalk next Saturday, March 10. On this day, passport applicants can apply for a passport using either routine service, with a four to six […] [Read More]
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