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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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1 hurt in Bridgeport fire

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One person was injured in an early morning fire at 458 East Ave. in Bridgeport Friday morning. The person received minor burns, in the one-alarm blaze that was reported shortly after 4 AM. Firefighters remained on the scene to make sure the blaze did not spread. The American Red Cross is helping a family of […] [Read More]
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Swanson’s Fish Market on CNBC show ‘The Profit’

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Swanson’s Fish Market in Fairfield will be featured tonight on “The Profit,” a CNBC show. It will be broadcast at 10 PM. In a preview of the show, CNBC says, “The owners of a Connecticut fish market are sailing in treacherous waters, and even Marcus Lemonis might not be able to bail them out. Swanson’s […] [Read More]
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Main Street in Straford, Conn. winds past the blast fence at the end of Runway 6-24 at Sikorsky Memorial Airport. The recent aggreement will allow a runway safety zone and straighten out the dangerous curves with a relocation of Main St. and ease potential flooding.

Airport work to close Stratford road

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After years of delays and fighting between Bridgeport and Stratford, work is set to begin on the construction of an airport safety area at Sikorsky Memorial Airport in Stratford. The work will require the realignment of Main Street (Route 113) to make way for the safety area. The entire project will cost $46 million. A […] [Read More]
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Warrant: Milford man threatened to ‘take Jonathan Law H.S. hostage’

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Milford police have arrested a 48-year-old Milford man for allegedly making a threat referencing Jonathan Law High School. James Piccirillo, who lives across the street from Jonathan Law High School, was charged with threatening in the second degree, illegal possession of explosives and illegal possession of an assault weapon. He is being held on $250,000 […] [Read More]
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IRS scam spreads to Shelton

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Shelton is the latest community where residents have been confronted by IRS scams. Shelton police said they have received numerous calls recently from citizens who state someone called them claiming to be from the IRS and that they owe money. Residents who receive these calls are advised to not release any personal information and hang […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport woman injured in New York crash

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A Bridgeport woman was seriously injured Tuesday when her SUV became airborne on Interstate 84 in New York state , collided with a pickup truck and then rolled over, ejecting her, state police told LoHud.com. Marie D. Rene, 35, was at the end of the ramp from northbound Interstate 684 to eastbound I-84 when she […] [Read More]
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Aquarion acquires Derby water system

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Aquarion Water Co. has announced completed the acquisition of the East Derby Waterworks Co., a water system owned by the city of Derby that serves 1,850 Derby residents. “We are pleased to welcome Derby to the Aquarion family,” said Aquarion President and CEO Charles V. Firlotte. “We look forward to providing our new customers with […] [Read More]
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