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John Burgeson

Pumpkins on the Pier event moved to Sunday

UPDATE: Due to the inclement weather predicted for Saturday, the Pumpkins on the Pier event has been moved to Sunday. The hours remain the same, 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. From a press release Milford, Conn.  —September 30, 2014—The Boys & Girls Club of Milford  Fourth Annual Pumpkins on the Pier event takes place this […] [Read More]
Categories: Folk Art, Milford
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Mayor Harkins

Jody Harkins, wife of Stratford’s mayor, has filed for divorce

STRATFORD — Jody L. Harkins, wife of Mayor John A. Harkins, has filed for divorce in Bridgeport Superior Court. The case was filed on Sept. 29. No other details were immediately available. Harkins, 51, a Republican, has been Stratford’s mayor since December 2009 and is the town’s second mayor. Previously, he was the representative from […] [Read More]
Little Tucker Blake  joins his 2-year-old sister, Caroline, and his big brother, Carter, 4.

Tucker joins Milford’s 1st family

MILFORD — Mayor Benjamin Blake and his wife Sandy have announced that their third child, and the second one born while he’s been in the mayor’s seat, arrived Sept. 15 at Milford Hospital. Little Tucker Blake was 9 pounds, 2 ounces and 21 1/2 inches, the mayor said. He joins his 2-year-old sister, Caroline, and […] [Read More]
Categories: historic, Milford, Politics
Milford Superintendent of Schools Dr. Elizabeth Feser, left, is with the 2013 Be A Hero honorees

5th Annual ‘Be A Hero’ dinner event Oct. 16th

From a press release: Milford, CT — There are many unsung heroes in this ‘Small City with a Big Heart.’ However, on Thursday, October 16th, adults and youth who have been nominated – and chosen – as someone’s ‘Hero’ (or ‘S’Hero) will be recognized and honored at the 5th Annual ‘Be A Hero’ dinner event, […] [Read More]
Categories: Charity, Milford
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Hamden cops ask: Who brought in the bat?

We received this urgent note from the Hamden Police Dept.: On September 16th Hamden Animal Control responded to the Mount Carmel Veterinary Hospital, 3320 Whitney Avenue, regarding a wildlife issue. A Hamden Animal Control Officer was advised by a “Veterinarian Technician” that an unidentified individual entered the lobby at approximately 1:00p.m. and left a box, […] [Read More]

Stratford Library Exhibiting stained glass

From a press release: STRATFORD — “Stratford Continuing Education Stained Glass Class” is the September art exhibit at the Stratford Library. Original stained glass creations from the students of instructor Joni Kollar at Continuing Education will be on display throughout the month. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Joni Kollar graduated from […] [Read More]
Categories: Arts, Folk Art, Stratford

Longer hours for the Stratford Registrars of Voters in Oct.

Stratford  — The Stratford Registrar of Voters Office will be extending office hours during October. Citizens of Stratford will be able to register in person at Town Hall in from Oct. 1 to Oct. 31 on Mondays through Thursdays from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and on Saturdays […] [Read More]
Categories: Politics, Stratford
Mayor Harkins, left, and DEEP Commissioner Robert Klee toured the former Contract Plating site of Longbrook Avenue on June 16, 2014.

Cleanup grant for Contract Plating announced

STRATFORD — Town officials have announced that the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development has awarded the town of Stratford a $2,850,000 grant to remediate and demolish the 10.5-acre Contract Plating site. Contract Plating, which operated between 1936 and 1995 near the railroad tracks on Longbrook Avenue, was in the business of electroplating, lacquering […] [Read More]
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

Categories: Shoreline, Stratford, weather
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

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]