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Blumenthal: MH17 downing is “Putin’s Lockerbie”

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

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]

$5,000 reward for Seymour bank robbery suspect

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

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]
Needle felting is an easy-to-learn craft that involves using a barbed needle to sculpt wool

Learn the art of needle felting at Flanders

We received this note from the Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust: WOODBURY — Rachel Gerowe of Redbarn Originals will lead workshops at Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust on needle felting, an easy-to-learn craft that involves using a barbed needle to sculpt wool in both the months of July and August. July’s class will […] [Read More]

1st Flag of Milford framed, to hang soon in City Hall


Milford: Trash will be collected on the 4th

MILFORD — The Milford Dept. of Public Works has announced that if Friday, July 4, is your regularly scheduled garbageand recycling day, collection will remain on schedule and not be postponed because of the holiday. However, the city transfer station will be closed for the holiday. [Read More]
The Schooner Amistad

Amistad schooner to visit Captain’s Cove in August

BRIDGEPORT — The tall ship Amistad will be at Captain’s Cove Seaport from Sunday, August 3, to Sunday, August 17, it was announced recently by seaport officials. The ship, which recalls the history of the North American slave trade era, will at first be open to youth programs. After that, it’s expected that the ship […] [Read More]

DeLauro Requests USDA briefing on potential Mad Cow Disease recall

We received this note from the office of U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro: WASHINGTON, DC—Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) has asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for a briefing on how meat potentially tainted with mad cow disease was allowed to leave processing facilities for nearly eight months. The potentially tainted beef went to a Whole […] [Read More]

Miles “Lew” Davis dies, former Stratford councilman

STRATFORD — It was learned that Miles “Lew” Davis, the former Stratford 2nd District Councilman, passed away on Tuesday, June 3rd. “With great sadness, we have lost a great man, leader, and longtime friend to our community,” said Stephanie Philips, who represents the town’s 3rd District. The obituary will be published in Sunday’s Connecticut Post. […] [Read More]