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Shelton fire closes downtown streets

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From the Shelton Police Department: Downtown Traffic Update  The following is an update of closures and detours related to the ongoing fire investigation downtown: Intersections Closed Howe Ave and Bridge St Howe Ave and Cornell St Coram and Cornell St Coram from Cornell St to Fairmont Pl Center St from Long Hill Ave to Howe […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport garbage/recycling pickups continue this weekend

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The City of Bridgeport Department of Public Works is continuing garbage and recycling pickups this weekend. Residents whose pickups were scheduled for Thursday are being picked up today. Residents whose pickups were scheduled for Friday will be picked up Sunday. Public Facilities Director Jorge Garcia asks residents to place garbage and recycling containers at the […] [Read More]
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Fire damages Bridgeport apartment

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BRIDGEPORT–One seemed to be the number at this fire at 111 Arcadia Avenue this morning, according to Doing it Local.com. Firefighters fought a fire on the second floor and attic area in 1 degree temperatures. The fire reported first by police on routine patrol.  Firefighters chased hot spots and overhauled the fire past 3:15am. To […] [Read More]
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Delayed openings of Bridgeport city offices

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All City of Bridgeport offices will open at 11 a.m. today. Essential employees to the storm cleanup including Police, Fire, Public Works and specific City offices concerned with public health and safety are to report as scheduled. All City Senior Centers are closed today — Friday, Jan. 3.     [Read More]
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A snow plow works to keep a city street clean in Bridgeport, Conn., Feb. 8th, 2013.

Bridgeport declares snow emergency

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From the City of Bridgeport: Due to the projected winter storm, Mayor Bill Finch has declared a snow emergency in the City beginning at 5 p.m. today. ALTERNATE STREET PARKING During a snow emergency, residents must move their cars off posted Snow Emergency streets or be subject to fines and towing. Alternate side of the […] [Read More]
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A house at 15 High Meadow Road in Monroe was destroyed in a fire on Monday. The family was able to escape safely.

Family flees Monroe fire; house destroyed

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One day after a fire killed a Monroe man in his Osborn Lane home, another Monroe family has lost their home to fire. But this time everyone made it out safely. According to Kevin Catalano, fire department spokesman, the fire erupted shortly before 5 p.m. Monday at 15 High Meadow Road. The owner reported seeing […] [Read More]
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Rockefeller Christmas tree from Shelton ready to be lit

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A towering Norway spruce from Shelton will be the star attraction Wednesday night during its lighting as the 2013 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. Tens of thousands will crowd the sidewalks for the event and hundreds of millions will watch live on TV when the tree from The Valley becomes lit with 45,000 LED lights. The […] [Read More]
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Thanksgiving Day fire damages Monroe house

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Ten people gathering to celebrate Thanksgiving were suddenly driven from an Old Castle Drive home on Thursday night in Monroe. Monroe volunteer firefighters were called to 48 Old Castle Drive  just before 11:30 p.m. when the residents saw smoke starting to fill the house near their fireplace. Crews determined there was a fire hidden in […] [Read More]
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Nichols gets ready for Jingle Bell Run on Dec. 7

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From The Nichols Improvement Association in Trumbull: The Nichols Improvement Association in Trumbull will hold the 24th Annual Jingle Bell Run on Saturday, December 7th. This holiday classic is a scenic 5K course through the heart of historic Nichols with one of the best race finishes in Fairfield County. The race begins at 9:30 AM […] [Read More]
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Milford police arrest man on assault charge

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A New Jersey man was arrested Thanksgiving Day on an assault charge, Milford police said. The incident happened at a Milford motel on the Boston Post Road shortly after midnight. Anthony Solimento, 39, of Neptune, N.J. is accused of pushing an acquaintance to the ground and grabbing her by the neck. Police also said he […] [Read More]
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