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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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Trumbull Democrats held a fundraiser for state Treasurer Denise Nappier, second from right, on Monday.

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Trumbull Dems support Nappier

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  TRUMBULL – With a fundraiser held Monday, the town’s Democratic Town Committee helped state Treasurer Denise Nappier reach the necessary funding to qualify for public campaign financing to run against Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst. The fundraiser was held at the home of town residents Fred and Holly Garrity. “We were honored to be […] [Read More]
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Metro-North appoints Waterbury branch advocate

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Metro-North Railroad has appointed Mike Donnarumma, a former state Department of Transportation employee, to serve as district superintendent on the New Haven line, with particular attention paid to the Waterbury branch line. The appointment comes just two weeks after commuters held a meeting at the Derby train station to discuss the problems on the 27-mile […] [Read More]
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Democrats prevail in Trumbull board election

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TRUMBULL — Democrat Lainie McHugh on Tuesday beat Republican Bill Haberlin for a seat on the Board of Finance. According to unofficial results from the Democratic camp, McHugh had 1,591 votes to Haberlin’s 1,495. Haberlin had been serving on the board since the winter, when he was appointed to the position by First Selectman Tim […] [Read More]
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