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John Burgeson

Milford Police Dept. offers timely tips

We received this release from the Milford Police Dept.: The holidays are a special time of the year but they are also a time when people are especially vulnerable to burglary, theft and other crimes. The Crime Prevention Unit is offering a few tips in order to reduce the chances of you or your family […] [Read More]
Categories: Cops, Crime, General, Milford, Police

Snow emergency parking rules in effect for Milford

We received this note from Mayor Ben Blake in Milford: MILFORD — Alternate side of the street parking will be in effect beginning midnight tonight in the City of Milford. Cars parked on City roads should be parked on the Even Number Side of the street on Wednesday, November 26th. This alternate side of the […] [Read More]
Categories: Milford, weather
Colin Lane

“A Child’s Christmas in Wales” at the Milford Library Dec. 8

From a Press Release: MILFORD — This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dylan Thomas, the acclaimed author of “A Child’s Christmas in Wales.” Milford actor Colin Lane is dedicating his performance to Thomas this year. Dylan Thomas’ remembrances of his childhood Christmases take place in the small town of Swansea, a […] [Read More]
Categories: Arts, Milford, Music, Theatre
Former Speaker of the House James Amann addresses the media at a press conference Tuesday morning. He said that he's opposed to building two new I-95 ramps at Exit 33 in Stratford.

Amann: New Exit 33 ramps would turn Devon into a ‘ghost town’

MILFORD — The former speaker of the state House of Representatives and a candidate for governor in 2010 on Tuesday decried a plan to install a pair of “missing” Interstate 95 exit ramps at Exit 33 as costly and one that would turn Milford’s Devon section into a “ghost town.” At a press conference, Jim […] [Read More]
From the 1995 episodes of The Outer Limits comes Valerie 23, about a robot who falls in live with a paraplegic man.

Stratford Library now offers Hoopla for free movies, TV shows

The Stratford Library has announced public availability of thousands of movies and television shows, all available for mobile and online access through a new partnership with Hoopla digital. Hoopla digital is a category-creating service that partners with public libraries across North America to provide online and mobile access to thousands of movies and TV shows. […] [Read More]
Categories: Arts, Film, General, Stratford
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Green Bean Casserole: Ranked by states

We received this interesting note from the people at Del Monte: The Top 20 States that Love Green Bean Casserole: #1: Kentucky (78% of residents ‘really like or love the dish’) #2: Wisconsin (77%) #3: Missouri (76%) #4: Iowa (75%) #5: Maine (74%) #6: New Hampshire (73%) #7: Florida (72%) #8: Colorado (71%) #9: California […] [Read More]

Collecting names for kindergarten in Stratford

From a press release: STRATFORD — Stratford school officials said that they are now collecting names of children who will be registering for kindergarten for the fall semester. Parents who have a child who will turn five years old on or before Jan. 1, 2016, are asked to complete the form on the Stratford Board […] [Read More]
The historic Van Vleck House at Flanders is the setting for its third annual “Artisan Marketplace”  on Saturday, November 22nd .

‘Artisan Marketplace’ set for Nov. 22 at Flanders

From a press release: WOODBURY — Looking for a distinctive handmade gift that will truly be appreciated by the special people on your shopping list? Decked out in festive style, the historic Van Vleck House at Flanders is the setting for their third annual “Artisan Marketplace”. It will be opening its doors to the public […] [Read More]
Categories: Arts, Folk Art, Woodbury
Ebenezer D. Bassett

DeLauro: Stamp needed to honor 1st African-American diplomat

From a press release: WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro (D-CT) this week introduced the Ambassador Ebenezer D. Bassett Commemorative Stamp Act, which calls for the creation of a stamp to honor Ebenezer D. Bassett, the nation’s first African American diplomat and native son of Derby, Connecticut. If the bill were to become law […] [Read More]
Syracuse-House Fire

NFPA: Nearly 17,000 firefighters injured in 2013

From a press release: November 13, 2014 – The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) released the latest edition of its U.S. Firefighter Injury Report which highlights data on injuries sustained by firefighters on duty. The statistics were collected from fire departments responding to the 2013 NFPA survey for U.S. Fire Experience. In 2013, 65,880 firefighter […] [Read More]
Categories: Fire, Health