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Himes visits Trumbull Democrats

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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 Affordable Care Act, the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, the current status in Washington for getting things done, and his recent visit to Oval Office […] [Read More]
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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

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  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 will decide whether town residents accept the nearly $84.3 million budget approved by the Board of Finance last month. Last year it  it took […] [Read More]
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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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