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Vicki Soto race to close Stratford roads Saturday

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The Stratford Police Department will be conducting a planned road closure in the Lordship area of Stratford on Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. The closure will be for the first Victoria Soto Run, the teacher from Stratford who was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings last December. “The first Vicki Soto 5K […] [Read More]
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DeLauro, Murphy: Give bigger tax break for child care

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U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) will announce plans Friday to introduce a bill in the House and Senate that will help make child care more affordable for thousands of Connecticut families. This legislation, the Child Care Flex Spending Act, will double the existing $5,000 maximum that employees can set aside […] [Read More]
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Internal Revenue Service warns of scam

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The Internal Revenue Service is warning consumers about a sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, throughout the country. Victims are told they owe money to the IRS and it must be paid promptly through a pre-loaded debit card or wire transfer. If the victim refuses to cooperate, they are then threatened with arrest, […] [Read More]
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Hazmat day in Ansonia Saturday

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The City of Ansonia will hold its annual HAZMAT DAY at the Public Works Complex located on North Division Street in Ansonia this Saturday. Residents of Ansonia, Derby and Seymour ONLY will be able to dispose of their hazardous materials between the hours of 8 AM and 1 PM.   [Read More]
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Stratford FD: Halloween safety, change batteries

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Here are some timely graphics posted on the Stratford Fire Department’s Facebook page. [Read More]
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New bishop of Hartford archdiocese named

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Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Leonard Paul Blair as the fifth archbishop of the Archdiocese of Hartford. The announcement was made today at noon, Vatican City time (7 a.m. our time). Bishop Blair was officially introduced as the new archbishop during a press conference at the Archdiocesan Center at Saint Thomas Seminary in Bloomfield this […] [Read More]
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Truck stuck under Fairfield bridge

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By Ken Dixon FAIRFIELD – A box truck wedged itself under the railroad overpass on North Benson Road and a BWM immediately rear-ended it on Saturday afternoon. Emergency officials reported at least one injury from the 3 p.m. crash. Further details were unavailable.       [Read More]
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Shelton FD offers Halloween safety tips

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The Shelton Fire Prevention Bureau is encouraging everyone to keep fire safety in mind this Halloween. The National Fire Protection Association reports that decorations are the first thing to ignite in more than 1,000 reported home fires each year. Ted Pisciotta, Assistant Chief – Fire Prevention, suggests that everyone seriously consider the tragic consequences associated […] [Read More]
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Residents escape Milford house fire

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An early-morning fire heavily damaged a house on Bird Lane in Milford. All occupants of the house were able to escape safety. The fire erupted around 3:30 a.m. All occupants of the house were able to escape safety. WFSB reports that the residence had working smoke detectors. Reporter Frank Juliano is on the seen and […] [Read More]
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States fight claim that CT resident flew 1st

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Who’s Wright or wrong? The 110-year-old fight over who flew first will get a bit heated today. In one corner stands the state of Connecticut that claims German-born aviator and Bridgeport resident Gustave Whitehead successfully flew his plane in 1901 – two years before Wilbur and Orville Wright got their plane off the ground. Last […] [Read More]
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