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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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Milford cop held in double-fatal crash

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The Milford police officer whose cruiser rammed another car in June, killing two Orange teens, has apparently surrendered today to face multiple charges filed against him in the case. Officer Jason Anderson, who has been a Milford officer five years, turned himself in on the charges at State Police barracks in Bethany. State Police are […] [Read More]
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Finch’s ecological consciousness

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So this is what passes for being “ecologically conscious” in Bridgeport? Mayor Bill Finch, according to his spokeswoman, was acting in an “ecologically conscious” way Tuesday night when, instead of having wife Sonya drive the family chariot to Democrats’ post-election soiree, an on-duty police officer was dispatched to give her a ride. That apparently was […] [Read More]
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SHU students arrested!!!

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Indeed, there will be “arrests” of Sacred Heart University students today. But, alas for North End residents lobbying for police to crack down on SHU students staging raucous parties in their neighborhood, it will not be answer to your prayers. It’s a so-called “Jail and Bail” fundraiser benefiting the Special Olympics of Connecticut. The concept […] [Read More]
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Election 2009: Highlights, low jinx

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Sorting through the numbers of yesterday’s around the region, here’s a highly selective, somewhat subjective look back on Election 2009 winners & losers: BIGGEST LOSER: Bridgeport Republicans, who won not a single contested race on the ballot. Not only did this forlorn band of partisans fail to break the vice-grip of the Democratic juggernaut’s hold […] [Read More]
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Joseloff re-elected in Westport

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For the Westport News/Jacob B. Murphy Gavin Anderson (left) republican candidate for Westport first selectman, joins democrat selectman Shelly Kassen, as they applaud Westport first selectman Gordon Joseloff on his victory. Far right is Andersons running mate  Kristin LaFleur. Joseloff is applauded by supporters, piers and the republican opposition after winning the election. Unofficial results […] [Read More]
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Harkins tallies big win over Miron in Stratford

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Amy Mortensen/For the Connecticut Post Stratford Mayor James R. Miron takes a moment after making his concession speech at Democratic Headquarters on Hawley Lane in Stratford on Election Night, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009.   John Harkins rolled up a big margin of victory in winning the Stratford mayor’s job today, unseating incumbent Democrat James Miron. […] [Read More]
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Fairfield GOP scoring big RTM win

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Fairfield Republicans appear to be amassing a major win in the battle for control of the Representative Town Meeting. With no contest for first selectman on this year’s ballot, the focus of this year’s political battle was for control of various municipal boards and commissions, with the 50-seat RTM the biggest prize. The GOP appears […] [Read More]
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Richetelli a solid winner in Milford

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Christian Abraham/Connecticut Post Milford mayor James Richetelli hugs his wife Lisa, during his victory speech at the Stonebridge Restaurant on Daniels Street in Milford, Conn. on Tuesday Nov. 4, 2009.  Mayor James Richetelli has cruised to a solid victory in Milford today, capturing roughly 60 percent of the vote and helping fellow Republicans win back […] [Read More]
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Herrmann rolls to big Easton win

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Easton voters easily returned Republican First Selectman Thomas Herrmann to office for a second term today. The final count shows the incumbent beating Democratic challenger Christopher Neubert by a margin of better than two-to-one. [Read More]
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