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Jim Shay

Malloy: Start planning for alternative transportation

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Saturday now is the time to start making alternative transportation plans for those who depend on Metro-North trains. When asked when he thought train service would return to normal, Malloy said,  “We really cannot give you good information on that. We will set up a system to move people from […] [Read More]
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Local streets blocked near train collision

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The Metro North collision between two commuter trains has tied up traffic in Bridgeport’s West End, as Fairfield Avenue between Railroad Avenue westbound and Pine Street is closed to both traffic and pedestrians. Westbound traffic has been detoured onto Commerce Drive, also known as State Street Extension. Eastbound vehicles are being diverted onto Railroad Avenue. […] [Read More]
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Hazardous waste collection day in Trumbull

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There will be a household hazardous waste collection for residents of Trumbull, Easton and Monroe on Saturday, June 1, 2013 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Indian Ledge Park in Trumbull. The park is located at 307 Indian Ledge Park Drive. A Connecticut driver’s license is required. Items to bring include oil-based paints, varnishes, […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport hires investigators to catch illegal dumpers

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Press release from the City of Bridgeport: BRIDGEPORT – The City has put illegal dumpers on notice: If you choose to dump your debris in our neighborhoods, it might hit you where it hurts. The city recently contracted with a private investigation firm to stake out illegal dumping hotspots. Within an hour this weekend, the […] [Read More]
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Alleged scammer fakes labor pains

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By Daniel Tepfer BRIDGEPORT – A local woman accused of ripping off an elderly Michigan woman with a so-called “Nigerian” scam, claimed she was going into labor when detectives took her into custody. “She is eight months pregnant and she told us she was having contractions,” Police Detective Frank Podpolucha said. “We took her to […] [Read More]
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Accident in Milford

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Learning to live with coyotes

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This week, Monroe officials asked residents to report sightings of coyotes so they could track down where the animals’ dens are located. The warning came after a pair of coyotes was seen cutting through a Monroe’s couple’s backyard. Earlier this week, a small dog in Shelton had to be euthanized after it was attacked by […] [Read More]
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DOT has traffic apps, but many disclaimers too

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The state Department of Transportation is offering a series of apps as a way to check rail and highway advisories on  smartphones. The apps have traffic advisories and access to traffic cameras and quick links to Metro-North and Amtrak rail services. They also include scheduling and fare information, bus schedules and route, information about public […] [Read More]
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State warns of CO poisoning after storm

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The state Department of Public Health is warning residents of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning if power is lost and alternative heating sources are used. The department said the potential for deep snow, loss of power and improper use of heating devices could cause dangerous levels of carbon monoxide to build up. DPH is […] [Read More]
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Helping seniors cope with the storm

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From caregiversstress.com: As a potentially dangerous winter storm threatens, local senior care experts are encouraging families to help their senior loved ones and neighbors prepare for the possibility of heavy snow, ice and frigid temperatures. The extreme temperatures and snow of winter can be especially dangerous for older adults. The elderly and those with heart […] [Read More]
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