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

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Milford: Trash will be collected on the 4th

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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

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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

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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

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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]
The Fitch Phoenix, a one-of-a-kind sports car built in 1966 by automotive legend John Fitch of Falls Village, Conn. The builder was also the inventor of the collapsible Fitch Barrier, which has saved thousands of lives on interstate highways.  The car will be auctioned off at the Greenwich Concours d'Elegance on June 1. Fitch won the Grand Prix of Argentina in 1951.

The Fitch Phoenix to remain in Connecticut

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This was published in the on-line newsletter of Lime Rock Park in Lakeville: LAKEVILLE: Thanks to the concerted efforts of Wayne Carini (Velocity’s “Chasing Classic Cars”), journalist Don Klein, and the Fitch Family, the late John Fitch’s pride and joy – the one and only Fitch Phoenix — went to the Bonhams auction at the […] [Read More]
The Niña was built completely by hand and without the use of power tools. Archaeology magazine called the ship "the most historically correct Columbus replica ever built."  The Pinta was more recently built in Brazil to accompany the Nina on her travels, and is a slightly larger version of the archetypal caravel. Both ships are at Captain's Cove, and they will be accepting visitors all day Sunday and Monday.

The Niña and the Pinta are at Captain’s Cove through Monday

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BRIDGEPORT — If you’re looking for something patriotic to do this weekend, you might want to visit two of the most famous ships in the history of our country. The Niña and the Pinta have pulled up to the main dock at Captain’s Cove, but at least this time around, the locals won’t have to […] [Read More]
This is what the old Whitehead home site on Alvin Street in Fairfield looks like on Monday, May 19th. The home was razed to make way for a new home.

Whitehead home now a construction site

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The event, at Aldario’s Restaurant in the city’s Devon section, was also an opportunity for the Chamber to present scholarships to local high school students. To this end, 22 students were awarded scholarships of between $500 and $2,500.

Milford a “world-class city” Mayor Blake says

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MILFORD — Mayor Benjamin Blake said Friday that Milford “is a city that has received extremely positive feedback” on the way it handles its finances, and that Milford “is thriving” in his annual State of the City address sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. He said that the world’s leading credit rating agencies — Fitch, […] [Read More]
Trumbull resident David Kmetz, left, was the recipient of the Evelyn Kennedy Silver Bowl Award during the Kennedy Center’s 63rd Awards Dinner and Annual Meeting at the Bridgeport Holiday Inn. He was recognized for this top honor by Martin D. Schwartz, right, President and CEO of The Kennedy Center.

Trumbull’s David Kmetz gets Kennedy Center’s Silver Bowl award

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