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Keila Torres Ocasio

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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Republicans keep 122nd District seat

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With 76 percent of the vote in Shelton and Stratford, Republicans kept the 122nd District seat with the election of Ben McGorty to the post left vacant by veteran state Rep. Larry Miller of Stratford, who died May 31. The unofficial results in Trumbull, which makes up a small portion of the district, were not […] [Read More]
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Walmart confirmed as Monroe tenant

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MONROE — Developer John Kimball has confirmed the anchor tenant at 2 Victoria Drive, near the Swiss Army corporate headquarters, will be a Wal-Mart superstore. The big box retailer has been a rumored tenant since the project went before zoning in the fall. The new 161,000-square-foot store will have a grocery, deli and garden center. […] [Read More]
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Malloy, Finch announce second train station in Bridgeport

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Gov. Dannel Malloy and Mayor Bill Finch announced on Wednesday that the State Bond Commission will approve $2.75 million for the design of a second train station in Bridgeport, with a possible opening date of the station in 2018. The state had previously given the city $2 million for demolition of a section of the […] [Read More]
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Thousands flock to reopened Pleasure Beach

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It probably comes as no surprise that area residents have been flocking to Pleasure Beach, the 71-acre barrier island that was cut off from the public when a fire destroyed the swing bridge that served as the only city entry point in 1996. According to the mayor’s office, since it’s re-opening on June 28, nearly […] [Read More]
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Derby girl wins Barnum Festival competition

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Derby resident Stephanie Dezelin recently won the Barnum Festival Voice Competition. Stephanie was the youngest contestant to make it to the top five at the sold out show at the Bijou Theater on June 28.  The competition started with the preliminaries on June 2 where a line around the building formed to compete for a […] [Read More]
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Trumbull hires new school facilities director

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The Trumbull Public Schools on Thursday announced the hiring of a new director of buildings and facility maintenance. Mark Deming, director of facilities in the Branford Public School District since 2001, will start his new job with the Trumbull school district on Tuesday. In Branford, Deming directed an aggressive energy efficiency plan while managing all […] [Read More]
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Motorcyclist struck by car in Bridgeport

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BRIDGEPORT — A motorcyclist was hit by a car near the intersection of Madison Avenue and Royce Place this afternoon. It’s unclear whether any serious injuries occurred. [Read More]
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Two armed robberies overnight

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Stratford police received a call just after 2 a.m. Sunday about an armed robbery at a Mobil gas station at 7294 Main St. There were no reported injuries and only cash was stolen. Minutes later, Shelton police were dispatched to the Cumberland Farms gas station at 819 River Rd. on a report of an armed […] [Read More]
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Wing Ding Parade to be held Saturday

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From the Barnum Festival: P. T. Barnum proclaimed “I am prouder of my title The Children’s Friend than if I were to be called The King of the World.” Barnum’s legacy of entertaining children lives on with the Barnum Festival Wing Ding Parade Saturday morning June 14 at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo featuring a costumed kids […] [Read More]
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