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Defendant takes plea deal in Derby rape case

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The former owner of a Derby social club interrupted his trial on rape charges Tuesday and accepted a plea deal after hearing his victim testify, according to the Valley Independent Sentinel. Dardian “Danny” Celaj pleaded guilty to first-degree sexual assault after the 22 year-old woman described in graphic detail how the club owner had attacked […] [Read More]
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Monroe $82.1M budget referendum is today

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Town residents and taxpayers in Monroe are heading to the polls today to vote on the proposed 2014-15 annual budget. It is the second budget referendum this spring. Voters rejected an $82.2 million spending package by 229 votes on April 1. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. today. The revised $82.1 million […] [Read More]
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James Bookman, photo courtesy of New York State Police.

Bridgeport man arrested in Westchester

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A Bridgeport resident who was pulled over for speeding last week on I-87 northbound in White Plains, N.Y. had 42 license suspensions, New York State Police said. James J. Bookman Jr., 25, was driving a grey Dodge Charger when he was stopped for the motor vehicle violation last Tuesday. Bookman initially gave police a fake […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport police investigating four robberies

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Police are investigating four strong-arm robberies that occurred in The Hollow neighborhood of Bridgeport in the last week. “At this point it is too early to say with certainty if the incidents are related. There are some similarities in what the victims described but also some differences,” said Lt. Chris LaMaine, a supervisor in the […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport “green tour” Tuesday will mark Earth Day

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Mayor Bill Finch and other Bridgeport officials plan to mark Earth Day on Tuesday with a round-table discussion on “green” jobs and economic development followed by a tour of the Eco-Technology Park on State Street. “As Bridgeport continues to become one of the greenest cities in America, the Eco-Technology Park serves as a hub for […] [Read More]
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Are you ready for the Year of the Salamander?

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Well, get ready, because several events are planned to celebrate Connecticut’s 12 native species of salamanders. Can you name them? Go ahead, I’ll wait. Everyone is invited to participate in a Salamander Search on Saturday from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Kellogg Environmental Center in Derby, says Cyndy Chanaca, spokeswoman for the state Department […] [Read More]
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Nina during pre-op treatment at Sloan-Kettering, photo courtesy of Poeta family.

Seymour girl fighting cancer is in research study

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Nina Poeta, a 16 year-old Seymour High School cheerleader fighting brain cancer has been admitted to a research study of a new treatment method at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital, a family friend posted this morning. Nina, a talented gymnast, was having trouble with headaches while performing her routines last fall, and an MRI found an […] [Read More]
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Milford police nab suspect in 2000 sex assault, again

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Cesar Sarrango, 37, had originally been arrested in Milford in connection with a sexual assault that occurred 14 years ago, but police said he skipped out on a 2002 court appearance in the case. Jump ahead to Thursday morning, when Sarrango was arrested by Milford police in East Haven, and charged with failure to appear […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport officials to celebrate “Milestone”

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Development and housing officials will hold a press conference this afternoon at the site of a mixed use building planned for Bridgeport’s East End. The Milestone at Stratford Avenue, which is in line to receive $8.7 million in state funding, is being led by the Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust and will contain 30 units of supportive and […] [Read More]
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Courtesy Mattos family via Shelton Herald

Conceptual plans discussed for Shelton fire site

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The owners of the downtown Shelton building that was destroyed by fire in January are discussing a plan to replace it with a similar mixed-use structure on the same footprint. The structure that housed the Howe Convenient store and restaurants on the ground level and apartments above it would be replaced with the “Shelton Phoenix […] [Read More]
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