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Trumbull Town Council passes budget

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TRUMBULL — The Town Council on Tuesday night passed a $156.79 million budget, just slightly higher than the one recommended by the Board of Finance. Among the increases made by the council was a $135,000 infusion of funds to the Board of Education’s nearly $94.9 million budget. The increase was much lower than the $697,500 cut made by the BOF […] [Read More]
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Ceremony to remember Trumbull soldier

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TRUMBULL — The parents of a Trumbull soldier who died in 2005 have chosen “Armed Forces Day” for the official dedication of a memorial tree planted in honor of their daughter. Mary Jane and Allen Seymour selected Saturday, May 17 for the official dedication of a pink dogwood planted in Twin Brooks Park recently. The ceremony […] [Read More]
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Body in lake ID’d as reggae singer’s son

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ORANGE — Police have identified the man found in Lake Wepawaug last weekend as the driver of a vehicle involved in an accident last month. Troop I- Bethany troopers and Orange police had been looking for Vaughn D. Porteous since March 19, when his vehicle was found crashed up against barrels on Route 15 northbound […] [Read More]
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Homeless man robbed after leaving ATM

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A 59-year-old told police Wednesday that he was robbed after withdrawing money from an ATM at a West Side gas station. The victim, who said he was homeless, told Officer Keith Bigelow that he withdrew $300 from the ATM at the Gulf gas station, at the corner of Park Avenue and State Street. Two men […] [Read More]
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Cops: Woman assaults, robs 76-year-old man

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A 22-year-old woman was arrested Wednesday on charges that she assaulted and robbed a 76-year-old man. Rachel Plotkin, of Bridgeport, was charged with second-degree robbery, second-degree assault on an elderly person and sixth-degree larceny. Just after 1 p.m., Officer Frank Cuccaro responded to a Yacht Street apartment. There, he was told that someone knocked on […] [Read More]
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Charter commission will hold public hearing

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TRUMBULL — The Charter Revision Commission will have its first public hearing Monday. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Trumbull Town Hall. The commission was created recently at the request of First Selectman Tim Herbst. He would like to see a provision in town law that makes it […] [Read More]
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Malls offer pre-Mother’s Day discounts

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  From Westfield: Westfield’s three Connecticut shopping centers – Westfield Connecticut Post, Westfield Meriden and Westfield Trumbull — have teamed up with Bright Pink®, a national non-profit organization that supports breast and ovarian health in young women, for the first-ever VIPink weekend, Saturday, May 3 and Sunday, May 4. Shoppers who purchase a $10 VIPink […] [Read More]
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Nominations made for Trumbull Board of Finance election

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TRUMBULL — The Republican and Democratic town committees have made their nominations for the open Board of Finance seat. Republicans have chosen William S. Haberlin and Democrats have nominated Lainie McHugh to the position. The special election will be held July 22. The seat was vacated by state Rep. David Rutigliano in November. McHugh, a […] [Read More]
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Student: We deserve respect too

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BRIDGEPORT – Here’s an op-ed from a Central High School senior who was chosen a few years ago to represent his school on the Board of Education. The student representative, Jose Lopez, is tired of people speaking about Bridgeport kids in a negative way at board meetings. Here’s what he had to say: “As I reflect […] [Read More]
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The Cheesecake Factory opening in Trumbull

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TRUMBULL — The Cheesecake Factory will soon open its second Fairfield County location. The new store, already approved by the town’s Planning and Zoning Commission, is expected to open its doors in the Westfield Trumbull Mall in the third quarter of this year, according to Alethea Rowe, the franchise’s senior director of public relations and […] [Read More]
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