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This is what the boat ramp area at the foot of Birdseye Street in Stratford looked at high tide Wednesday afternoon (at 2:21 p.m.). This was sent to us by the nice people who operate The Chowder Spot. Don't worry- the food truck is still in operation.

Birdseye Street dock floods with afternoon tide

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Your little doggie will have to stay home if you're going to the Milford Oyster Festival, officials say.

Don’t bring Spot to the Oyster Festival, cops say

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MILFORD — There will be a $136 fine for anyone who brings in any “animals, reptiles or any other nonhuman creatures” into the Milford Oyster Festival, except pets needed for the challenged, the Police Dept. says. Other exceptions include “approved” animals in booths or displays and police dogs. Here is more information from city officials […] [Read More]
Activities each day focus on art, farm and nature. Join them this fall as the leaves change color and pumpkins abound. Everyone helps feed the farm animals at the end of the day!

Register now for Flanders’ after-school program

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From a press release: WOODBURY — From exploring the world outdoors to having fun on the farm or interpreting nature in art, children will learn more about the natural world in a series of after-school programs, held at Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust. Sessions beginning September 9. Flanders is now registering students for the […] [Read More]
A photo of Johnathan Nathans, center, with his wife, Kate Lawrence, and attorney Craig Smith, entering the Federal Court in Bridgeport last week.

Jury awards Bluefish catcher $940k in bat-attack trial

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BRIDGEPORT – The jury in the two-week-long bat-attack trial of Jose Offerman awarded the victim, former Bluefish catcher Johnathan Nathans $940,000 in damages. The verdict in the federal case was returned at about 4 p.m. on Tuesday; the seven-member jury deliberated for about 5 hours. Nathans was seeking $4.8 million for his injuries. He testified […] [Read More]

School bus safety program in Stratford

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STRATFORD — Kindergarten students and their parents are invited to a school bus safety program that will teach pupils how to ride, get on and get off the school bus properly. This will take place on Tuesday, August 5th. Two sessions are planned, the first at 9 a.m. and the second at 5 p.m., at […] [Read More]
Milford historian Richard Platt holds up a Revolutionary War musket in front of the historic John Downs house in Milford at one of the many historic events he's attended over the years.

Bench to be dedicated in honor of Richard Platt

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MILFORD — Mayor Benjamin Blake, representatives of the city’s 375th Anniversary Committee and a host of other city officials will dedicate a bench  in honor of our former City Historian Richard Platt on Wednesday, July 30th at 2 p.m. at the North Street Duck Pond across from the Sanford-Bristol House. “It has been honor to […] [Read More]
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (file photo)

Blumenthal: MH17 downing is “Putin’s Lockerbie”

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HARTFORD –  U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal today released the following statement on Russian involvement with the downing of MH17: “President Putin must be compelled to pay and apologize — pay the victims’ families through a compensation fund, and apologize to them and the world for Russia’s role in this horrific act of terrorism. “Clear and […] [Read More]
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Two non-fatal shootings on Bpt. West End Sat. night

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BRIDGEPORT — Detectives are investigating a pair of non-fatal shootings in Bridgeport on Saturday night that occurred within about 15 minutes of one another. Both were on the West End, about nine blocks distant from each another. Police say that the first one was called in at 10:34 p.m. In that one, a male victim […] [Read More]
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$5,000 reward for Seymour bank robbery suspect

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There’s a $5,000 reward out for a man suspected of committing a brazen afternoon robbery of the Webster Bank, 15 New Haven Road in Seymour, on April 9. FBI agents say that Daniel W. Hamlett Sr., 52, is wanted in connection with the crime. According to the FBI, the suspect began his one-man crime spree […] [Read More]

Car Club to offer “Street Survival” driving course for teens, August 16

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From a press release: STRATFORD — Street Survival – a hands-on, defensive driving course for teens – will be offered by the Fairfield County Sports Car Club (FCSCC) on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at the Army Engine Plant in Stratford from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Street Survival is open to the public and will […] [Read More]