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Painting in Trumbull library defaced

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The “Women United” painting, or artwork featuring Mother Teresa standing with Margaret Sanger, has been defaced. While the library board met Wednesday night to discuss the painting, two teenagers saw a woman bend down, place her hand through the rail where the painting was hanging and scribble over Sanger’s face. The painting had been removed […] [Read More]
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Child accidentally shot in Monroe

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MONROE — An 11-year-old boy was accidentally shot Sunday afternoon at a home on Partridge Drive. Police said a man was securing his handgun when it accidentally went off, striking through a wall and hitting the boy in the cheek. The boy was taken to Bridgeport Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. [Read More]
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Herbst orders controversial painting to be put back up, temporarily

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UPDATE 3:32 P.M.: Because the copyright image has been addressed in the indemnity agreement signed by Resnick and sent to the town by Elstein, Herbst has ordered the “Onward We March” painting be put back on display. The entire collection could come down, however, if the town’s concerns about any damages to the collection are […] [Read More]
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Trumbull provides agreement for controversial paintings

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    From the town of Trumbull: TRUMBULL – – First Selectman Timothy M. Herbst and Town Attorney Dennis J. Kokenos on Wednesday provided Dr. Richard Resnick and his Attorney, Bruce Elstein with an indemnification agreement to be signed by Dr. Resnick and the Town of Trumbull.  The agreement holds the Town harmless from any […] [Read More]
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Trumbull takes down artwork due to potential copyright issues

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TRUMBULL — The town has removed a private collection donated to the library based on a potential copyright infringement of Mother Teresa’s image. After learning the town had not signed a written agreement of indemnification that would hold it harmless if any copyright infringement or other issues did exist, First Selectman Tim Herbst has ordered that the […] [Read More]
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Ex-state senator wins back his Bridgeport seat

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BRIDGEPORT –Former state Sen. Edwin Gomes won back his 23rd Senate District seat Tuesday night. Gomes, the first state senator elected in the Working Families Party line, beat out endorsed Democrat Richard DeJesus, Republican Quentin Dreher and petition candidates Kenneth Moales Jr. and Charles Hare.     [Read More]
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Video: Ansonia teen trains for Paralympics

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By Keila Torres Ocasio Matthew Torres kicks his legs and holds onto the pool edge as he awaits instructions from coach Chandler Crosby. When Crosby gives the signal, he turns and dives forward, his strokes fast and steady. Despite being the smallest teen, Matthew does an impressive job keeping up with his older peers in […] [Read More]
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African-American officers receive threatening letters

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BRIDGEPORT — A racially-charged letter that starts with the words “white power” has African-American police officers calling for action. The Bridgeport Guardians, a group representing black police officers in the city, tomorrow will host a press conference to publicly ask Police Chief Joseph Gaudett to address the letter, which specifically calls out Officer Clive Higgins. […] [Read More]
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Monroe and Trumbull Republican legislators to host coffee hour

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Republican legislators in Trumbull and Monroe are planning to host “coffee hours” in the coming weeks. In Trumbull, state Reps. David Rutigliano, R-123, Laura Devlin, R-134, and Ben McGorty, R-122, will be meeting up with town residents at the Best Edibles Deli, 4235 Madison Ave., this Tuesday, Feb. 17. The hour-long event will begin at […] [Read More]
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Roads icy in Stratford

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STRATFORD — Stratford drivers better proceed with caution. Some roads in town look and feel like an ice-skating rink. [Read More]
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