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New Monroe council member sworn in

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MONROE — The Town Council this week saw changes to its representation as long-time Councilman Tony Unger resigned from his post. He was replaced by Kevin Rei. Unger, a longtime resident of Monroe a member of the council since 2005, resigned early last week. “Council member Unger has served this community with distinction for more […] [Read More]
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Mayor Finch ends strike against University of Bridgeport

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BRIDGEPORT — After years of avoiding the University of Bridgeport at all costs, Mayor Bill Finch ended his strike on Tuesday by attending the opening of the Ernest C. Trefz School of Business. “I’m here to support Ernie Trefz,” Finch said, as he was leaving the ribbon-cutting ceremony. “He’s a wonderful person. He’s always stood […] [Read More]
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Constantini qualifies for public financing

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From the Constantini campaign: The State Elections Enforcement Commission recently approved Republican candidate for state Senate Rick Costantini’s application for a public grant from the Citizen’s Election Program for the November 4th election in the 22nd Senatorial District.  The district includes the city of Bridgeport and the towns of Monroe and Trumbull.  The requirements of […] [Read More]
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Candidate Ernie Newton misspells the word

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BRIDGEPORT — Ernest Newton has been a candidate for office numerous times over the last two decades. Yet the recent state representative hopeful can’t seem to spell the word. In a flier approved by Newton for his primary bid this month for the 124th House seat, his campaign spells candidate wrong twice — in different […] [Read More]
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Petitioning candidate on ballot for 122nd District

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Shelton resident Cheryl Jansen has been approved as a petitioning candidate in the November race for the 122nd District House seat. The district includes sections of Shelton, Stratford and Trumbull. Ben McGorty, a Republican, won the seat by special election in July after the death of state Rep. Lawrence Miller. McGorty also won a primary […] [Read More]
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Silver alert for missing Ansonia man

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ANSONIA –  Police have issued a silver alert for a missing Ansonia man. Frank Turchik, 55, was last seen Saturday. He is a white male, with brown hair and blue eyes. He is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs about 230 pounds. Police say he was last seen in a blue 2006 Nissan Altima […] [Read More]
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Two car accident in downtown Bridgeport

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BRIDGEPORT — One person was injured in a two-car collision Sunday afternoon at the intersection of Lafayette Boulevard and State Street, near the federal courthouse. “I was driving down the street and the other car ran the red light and plowed into me,” said the driver of one of the vehicles, which ended up against […] [Read More]
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Seymour to test-drive Pothole Killer

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SEYMOUR — After seeing it’s success in Bridgeport, the town is planning to test-drive the Pothole Killer. The town has decided to contract for a  two-week trial of the truck, which has a hydraulic boom that blows out loose debris, fills the pothole with asphalt and then places a dry coating made from recycled tires […] [Read More]
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Trumbull among best cities for homeownership

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Just eight months after NerdWallet.com named Trumbull the second-best town in the state for young families, the consumer advocacy website is calling the town among the best places for homeownership. The website says of the town: “Trumbull says of itself that it ‘combines small-town New England character and charm with extensive retail, commercial, and light manufacturing […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport Police Lt. Lonnie Blackwell, Nyshell Robertson, Domenica Selitte, Andrea Carvajal and Henryiana Maxelix and Bridgeport Off. Eric Holder

Bridgeport Guardians award scholarships

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  The Bridgeport Guardians Inc., a group of African-American officers formed in 1970 to fight discrimination against minorities in the Police Department, held its annual Captain Nelson P. Kearney scholarship awards dinner on Wednesday. Guardian members, as well as community leaders, joined together to promote the higher education focus on Bridgeport youth. The event was […] [Read More]
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