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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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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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