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Himes visits Trumbull Democrats

Congressman Jim Himes was a guest speaker Monday at the Trumbull Democratic Town Committee’s monthly meeting. He spoke primarily of his work his Congress, including the budget, the future of the
The registrars of voters and First Selectman Steve Vavrek track returns from the polls as they come in. The Monroe budget passed in the first referendum on April 3, 2012 by 30 votes.

Voters turn out for Monroe referendum

  MONROE — At about 10:30 a.m., turnout at the polls for this year’s budget referendum was 10 percent ahead of the same time last year. About 495 voters had cast a ballot in an election that

Painting in Trumbull library defaced

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

Child accidentally shot in Monroe

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

Herbst orders controversial painting to be put back up, temporarily

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
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Trumbull provides agreement for controversial paintings

    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
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Trumbull takes down artwork due to potential copyright issues

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
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Ex-state senator wins back his Bridgeport seat

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

Video: Ansonia teen trains for Paralympics

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
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African-American officers receive threatening letters

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