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Fire heavily damages Westport home

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WESTPORT —- A home in the town’s Greens Farms section was badly damaged in a fire that began at about 1 a.m. Wednesday. Westport Asst. Fire Chief Larry Conklin said that four engines and a rescue truck responded to the blaze in the Cape Cod-style home at 27 Guyer Road. The only occupant, a man in his […] [Read More]
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Fatal accident in Norwalk

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State Police say one person is dead in a crash involving a tractor trailer and two vehicles. The accident happened between exits 14 and 15 around 11:30 a.m.  Sources say the victim was a 20-year-old woman. Southbound I-95 was closed for nearly four hours. Traffic was diverted off of Exit 16 (East Avenue), shown above […] [Read More]
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Jepsen likes Bridgeport gun buy-back program

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Note: This is a release from George Jepsen’s campaign. It was not written by the Connecticut Post staff. BRIDGEPORT – A cache of more than 50 guns, including rifles and handguns, is evidence that an innovative buyback program is working to help get guns off the streets of Bridgeport, George Jepsen, Democratic candidate for Attorney […] [Read More]
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Barnum director named to Civil War commission

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Kathy Maher, Executive Director and Curator of the Barnum Museum in Bridgeport, was recently appointed to the Connecticut Civil War Commemoration Commission by Governor M. Jodi Rell. Ms. Maher will be joining co-chairs, Dr. Matthew Warshauer, Professor of History at Central Connecticut State University and Dr. Booker DeVaugn, President Emeritus at Three Rivers Community College, […] [Read More]
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EPA: Hot summer meant more smog days

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The Environmental Protection Agency today confirmed that New Englanders experienced an increase in the number of poor air quality days this year, compared to 2009. Based on preliminary data collected between April and September, there were 28 days when ozone monitors in New England recorded concentrations above the standard. By contrast, in 2009 there were […] [Read More]
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Take back neighborhood walk postponed

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Just announced by Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch’s office: This evening’s ‘Take Back Our Neighborhood Walk at Park and Railroad avenues has been canceled due to inclement weather and will be rescheduled at a later date. For more information about the Take Back Our Neighborhood Walks, please call Bridgeport Police Department Community Services and ask for […] [Read More]
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Storm leaves thousands without power

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The number of people without power is rising steadily in southwestern, Connecticut. Connecticut Light & Power, which provides electricity to most of Connecticut, reported at the peak of the storm that 26,343 customers were in the dark this morning. By 10 a.m. that number had dropped to 19,748. This includes 1,381 in Greenwich, 136 in […] [Read More]
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Riding out the storm in Bridgeport

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The heavy rain didn’t stop this man from riding his bike down State Street in downtown Bridgeport. John Burgeson took this photo outside the Connecticut Post building a few minutes after 8 a.m. The rain is starting to subside, but it poured hard here for at least a half hour. [Read More]
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Rain slows commuters to a crawl

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The heavy rain came at one of the worst times for morning commuters. On all major highways – I-95, the Merritt, Route 8, I-84 and Route 7 – there was a blinding wall of water. Traffic has been reduced to a crawl. Surprisingly, State Police are not reporting any major accidents at this time. It […] [Read More]
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Milford construction worker injured

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A construction worker in Milford was injured this morning after the ditch he was working in collapses, officials said. The unidentified man was rushed to an area hospital. The extent of his injuries is not known. The accident happened at a construction site at 396 West Mayflower, officials said. [Read More]
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