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Jim Shay

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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Snow forces changes in Carlson-Horn Competition

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The preliminary round of the Greater Bridgeport Symphony’s Carlson-Horn Competition for young instrumentalists has been rescheduled for Sunday, Jan. 22, at the University of Bridgeport. The finals, open to the public, of the Carlson-Horn Competition has been postponed to March 4 at the Steinway Recital Hall in Westport. [Read More]
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Snow emergency declared in Bridgeport

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Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch has declared a snow emergency that will be in effect citywide beginning 10 p.m., Friday through Sunday at 10 p.m. During the snow emergency all city residents should heed alternate side of the street parking rules. Residents should move their cars to the odd-numbered side of the street on odd-numbered days, […] [Read More]
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Malloy details changes to liquor laws; Sunday sales

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On Saturday Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s provided more details on proposed changes to the state’s liquor laws, including Sunday sales. What follows is part of a press release Malloy’s office issued Saturday afternoon. If you’d rather skip Malloy’s comments, here are the details of the proposals: 2012.01.14 Modernizing CT Liquor Laws HARTFORD – In order […] [Read More]
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How close is too close with gas generators?

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Ten people were taken to area hospitals early Saturday morning suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning symptoms, fire officials said. Fire officials said the people were sickened from fumes from a generator operating in the basement. Quick action by the Fire Department and EMTs resulted in no serious injuries or death. This video by the National […] [Read More]
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