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More hours to pay taxes: In line or online

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The City Tax Collector’s Office will open at 8 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 29 and Monday, Feb. 1 to accommodate tax payments.  The office also will be open Saturday, Jan. 30 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Taxpayers can pay current bills in person by using cash, personal check, cashier’s check or money order; back […] [Read More]
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But ‘Who will adopt Bridgeport?’ …

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… The headline for this item is actually a comment today by a reader of ctpost.com on our story about the efforts of Bridgeport City Council member Michelle Lyons to have the city “adopt” a Haitian community in the wake of last week’s earthquake. A little snide? Yes. Totally off base? Well, … [Read More]
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Help for Haiti: spiritual and financial

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A Mass to mourn victims in the horrific Haitian earthquake will take place tonight in Bridgeport. The service, planned as a way to help bring some comfort to the region’s Haitian community, will be led by Bishop William Lori of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport. The service is set for 6 p.m. in Saint […] [Read More]
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Truck flips, highways jam in Bridgeport

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BRIDGEPORT — An overturned tractor-trailer truck this afternoon has shut down the exit ramp from southbound Route 8/25 onto Interstate 95 northbound. The truck, hauling containers, flipped onto its right side about 1 p.m. and is partially overhanging the ramp above Warren Street and Railroad Avenue. Witnesses indicate the truck driver appeared to be shaken […] [Read More]
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Snow ringing in New Year; fender-benders pile up

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By STAFF REPORTS Snow has begun falling across southwestern Connecticut this morning, leaving a slick sheen on roads and causing treacherous  driving conditions. In addition to snow, according to the winter weather advisory posted by the National Weather Service, sleet and rain are expected to overspread the region into late this afternoon. Most precipitation is forecast […] [Read More]
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Man killed in Westport crash ID’d

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The identity of the man killed in an accident early Sunday on Greens Farms Road in Westport has been released. Police on Monday said that Charles Rochlin, 24, of Meeker Road in Westport died from injuries he suffered in the crash. The chief state medical examiner’s plans an autopsy today. Rochlin was the passenger in […] [Read More]
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A soon-to-be wet Christmas

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A meteorological lump of coal … That’s the weather that has been unwrapped this gray Christmas Day in southwestern Connecticut. But enjoy the dry, relatively balmy mid-day temps in the upper-30s range, because things are going to get worse later this evening, according several online weather data sources. While the temperature will be in the […] [Read More]
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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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