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Book it! A new holiday tradition

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A holiday tradition of “note” takes place later today on the grounds of Pequot Library in the Southport section of Fairfield. The library at 720 Pequot Ave. will host a community caroling event from 4 to 6 p.m., and anyone is invited to join in and give voice to those great songs of the season. […] [Read More]
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Snow/rain storm is a swCT ‘classic’

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The storm sweeping through the region this morning is shaping up as the classic stereotype for southwestern Connecticut — south of the Merritt/Cross parkways there’s been more rain than snow and north of the parkways there has been a lot more snow. Right now, the coastal region is being lashed by strong winds. Easterly blasts […] [Read More]
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203 phone call hangup this a.m.

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As if the simple act of making a telephone call had not recently become infinitely more confusing with the advent of 10-digit dialing, this morning we here in “203 land” have been hit with a bona fide problem. It seems that any call within the 203 area code that requires an additional “1” is not […] [Read More]
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Priest abuse documents released to newspapers

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Documents on cases filed by 24 people who claimed to have been abused by priests in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport, and which were settled in 2001 for $15 million by the diocese, have been released today. In a statement issued just before 1 p.m., the diocese announced it has complied with a court […] [Read More]
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Sprinklers advocated for public housing units

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 BRIDGEPORT  – Mayor Bill Finch said today that the city will ask the U.S. Department  of Housing and Urban Development for money to pay for installing fire sprinklers throughout the P.T. Barnum Apartments public housing complex, where a family of four perished in a blaze three weeks ago.  “The only real, final solution is to […] [Read More]
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Jewelry swiped in Fairfield store break-in

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FAIRFIELD – Police are investigating the theft of thousands of dollars worth of rings, bracelets and necklaces in an early-morning break-in over the weekend at Lenox Jewelers, 2379 Black Rock Turnpike. A security guard with Homeguard, which has offices below the store, heard the sound of glass breaking a little after 1 a.m. Saturday, police […] [Read More]
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‘Reality’ TV … more unreal than ever

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So the “reality” of so-called reality television shows is once again exposed as unreal. Dangerously so. Hard on the heels of last month’s “Balloon Boy” hoax, comes news that an uninvited couple from the horsey set in northern Virginia simply sashayed into the glittering state dinner at the White House on Tuesday night for the Indian […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport cops move up

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Photo by Laura Buckman / for the Connecticut Post Lynn Kerwin takes her oath for Assistant Chief of Police in a ceremony at Bridgeport City Hall on Monday, November 16, 2009. Photo by Laura Buckman / for the Connecticut Post Lianne Mychajluk, left, pins a Captain’s badge on her grandmother, police Captain Aida Remele, in […] [Read More]
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The play’s the thing at SHS … here’s how you can see it

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A production error here at the Connecticut Post deprived readers of the newspaper who may be interested in seeing the Stratford High School production of “Cactus Flower” the details of when and where that play will be staged. Here’s the missing information for the SHS production, which does accompany the online version of the feature article about the […] [Read More]
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Easton tree to be Christmas icon

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John Burgeson/staff photo David Murbach, Rockerfeller Center gardens manager, watches as the Easton tree destined for New York, is cut down. The Christmas tree will be lit on December 2nd. Another towering tree from Fairfield County will be the centerpiece of New York City’s Christmas festivities. A 76-foot Norway spruce from Easton is being chopped […] [Read More]
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