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This crater was caused by a impact sometime between  revealed a change in appearance here between July 2010 and May 2012.

Mars orbiter finds a dramatic new impact crater

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From a NASA press release: A dramatic, fresh impact crater dominates this image taken by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on Nov. 19, 2013. Researchers used HiRISE to examine this site because the orbiter’s Context Camera had revealed a change in appearance here between observations in July […] [Read More]
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West Haven mayor declares a snow emergency

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We received this from West Haven Police Headquarters: A SNOW EMERGENCY has been declared for today February 13 at 6:00 am through Friday February 14 until 6:00 pm. Mayor Edward M. O’Brien has declared a Snow Emergency: No parking is in effect during the storm and for 36 hours after the storm ends. Also, there will […] [Read More]

City buildings closed in Milford

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MILFORD — Mayor Benjamin Blake has closed all non-emergency city offices and facilities. “Due to continued snowfall and deteriorating road conditions, effective immediately, all City buildings will be closed to the public and will reopen tomorrow morning as normally scheduled,” the mayor announced. [Read More]

Milford’s Mayor Blake urging cooperation with parking & shoveling

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A snow emergency has been declared in Milford. Mayor Benjamin Blake is urging all residents to please stay off public roads and limit travel. Off-street parking should be utilized wherever possible and Alternate Side of the Street Parking is now in effect and these conditions will continue until Friday at 5:00 p.m. Residents are responsible […] [Read More]
Categories: Government, Milford, weather

All Stratford town offices, facilities closed today

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STRATFORD — Owing to today’s storm, all non-emergency town offices and facilities are closed today, town officials announced just before 9 a.m. this morning. Town officials are also asking all residents to park their vehicles off the street if possible to aid in the snow-removal effort. A parking ban is now in effect, and town […] [Read More]
Categories: Government, Stratford
A waterfront home damaged during Hurricane Sandy is raised high above the sand on East Broadway in Milford, Conn. on Thursday, May 23, 2013.

Milford’s Sandy Intake Center for storm help to close soon

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MILFORD — City officials have announced that the Department of Housing has begun to ramp down its Community Development Block Grant Disaster Relief Intake Centers, which process applications for government grants and loans from those whose homes and business were damaged during Hurricane Sandy. As of March 1, the centers will be shut down in […] [Read More]
Everett Raymond Kinstler in his studio.

Presidential portrait artist to speak tonight at HCC

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We received this note from HCC: Bridgeport, CT …The Art Department of Housatonic Community College presents nationally renowned artist, Everett Raymond Kinstler to speak in the Events Center in Beacon Hall, 900 Lafayette Blvd, Bridgeport, on Monday, February 10, 2014, 5 – 7 pm, free and open to the public. Kinstler will talk about a […] [Read More]
A number of business in Stratford could have made a better effort in keeping their sidewalks  clear. This drugstore on Paradise Green in Stratford has a sheet of ice for its sidewalk, although they did clear a nice path to their entrance. Photo was taken about 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014.

Icy sidewalks greet pedestrians — even in business districts

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Categories: Stratford, weather
Elliot Fetchin, 11, and his brother, Kyle, 8, braved the rain Wednesday afternoon to do some sledding in Stratford's Longbrook Park.

Great sledding — if you don’t mind getting wet

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Categories: Stratford, weather
Many side streets had a slushy coating, thanks to a combination of snow, sleet and rain on Wednesday. This was Parkway Drive in Stratford at about 2.30 p.m. on Wednesday.

A slushy slog on side streets

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Categories: Stratford, weather