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Liza Powell, a first-grader at Black Rock School, is all smiles after being driven to school in a Bridgeport fire truck. Photo by Autumn Driscoll.

Bridgeport 1st grader goes to school in firetruck

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Teachers and fellow students at Black Rock School in Bridgeport knew when first-grader Liza Powell showed up for class today. That’s because Lisa arrived on a Bridgeport Engine Co. 7 fire truck. Liza got that honor because of a fundraiser at Black Rock School held as part of National Fire Prevention Week in October. “Our […] [Read More]
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Police are looking for this man for a home invasion last month in Milford.
His name is  Joseph Fox age 26 of 40 Pearson Avenue, Milford.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to contact the Milford Police Department at (203) 878-6551 or visit our website www.milfordpd.org and click on “Crime Tips” to report the information.

Milford cops make 3rd arrest in home invasion

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Milford police have made a third arrest in a home invasion last month. And they are looking for a fourth suspect in the case. On Wednesday, Thomas Hart, 23, of Kenmore Lane was charged with conspiracy to commit home invasion, conspiracy to commit asssault first degree, conspiracy to commit strangulation third degree, conspiracy to commit […] [Read More]
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Trumbull accountant involved in fraud sentenced

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The United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut announced that Thomas Ragonese, 55, of Trumbull, has been sentenced by U.S. District Judge Robert N. Chatigny in Hartford to three years of probation. During the first six months Ragonese must spend in home confinement on electronic monitoring, for participating in a scheme to defraud a […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport cops ID man in fatal crash

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Police have released the identity of a man killed this weekend in a two-vehicle accident on Boston and Seaview avenues. Joshua Alvarado, of Stratford, was traveling eastbound on Boston Avenue in a Volkswagen Passat and was fatally injured in a collision with a Chevrolet Blazer driven by Myron Ramirez, of Bridgeport. The victims’ ages are […] [Read More]
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Stratford firefighters rescue seagull

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We’ve all heard stories about firefighters rescuing kittens from trees. But saving a seagull? On its Facebook page Tuesday, Stratford Professional Firefighters IAFF 998 posted that firefighters, with the help of United Illuminating Co., were able to save the winged creature. “An unusual animal rescue for B shift this morning. Crews from L1 and E1 […] [Read More]
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Cops: Grandpa drove drunk with kid in car

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On Sunday, at approximately 5 PM, Hamden police responded to the area of Dixwell Avenue and Skiff Street on the report of an intoxicated driver. Central Communications advised officers that 2 vehicles had “boxed in” the intoxicated driver. Capt. Ronald Smith said the investigation revealed that Prince Hayward was operating his vehicle northbound on Dixwell […] [Read More]
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Vigil to pay tribute to Nina Poeta

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From Rich Kearns, Director of Security at Seymour High School: Seymour High School will be hosting a “Walk of Light Vigil” for Seymour High School student Nina Poeta, who lost her courageous battle against cancer last week. The vigil will be held on Wednesday from 6 pm to 8 pm on the John T. DeBarber […] [Read More]
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How’s the voting going?

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Update 12:20 a.m. With 61 percent of precincts counted the race for Governor in Connecticut is neck and neck with Tom Foley leading only by a couple hundred votes, 334,523 to Malloy’s 334, 254. Update 12 a.m. Democrat Kevin Lembo declared victory over GOP challenger Sharon McLaughlin in the State comptroller race, according to reporter […] [Read More]
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Downtown Seymour eyesore demolished

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A downtown Seymour eyesore is no more. Demolition crews from the F. Pepe Construction Co. of Derby demolished the sprawling Seymour Lumber Co. building Sunday morning. Work started around 7 AM and three hours later only one part of the building was still standing. Route 67, which runs in front of the former lumber company […] [Read More]
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Stratford fire hits Oronoque Village unit

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Update 3:30 p.m.: Stratford Fire Officials say the responded to 114 Balbone Lane after receiving a call from an occupant in Unit A just after 9:00 a.m. that there was smoke in their home. Units arriving on scene reported a working structure fire with smoke coming out of the front of the building. The occupants […] [Read More]
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