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Rob Varnon

Bridgeport gets rockin’ on Saturday night

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Bridgeport knows how to take advantage of a good Saturday night with plans for this band and DJs to celebrate into the night, raising money for charity. The event, sponsored one guy coming out of Tiago’s said, by Tiago’s Bar and Grill. He noted he was a little tipsy. But they band is playing in […] [Read More]

DeLauro calls for $2,000 tax credit for turning in assault rifles

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U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-3, proposed a $2,000 tax credit for turning in assault rifles to police as Congress takes up gun control. Called, Support Assault Firearm Elimination and Reduction for out Street Act, it would work by providing a federal tax credit for people who turn in weapons related to future local, state or […] [Read More]
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Churches to hold vigils for victims and families

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Houses of worship are opening their doors in this stunned and grieving state to provide prayers and comfort for the heartbroken families in Newtown after clergymen spent the day trying to help families. As news that a gunman had opened fire at Sandy Hook School, Pastor Robert Weiss and priests from St. Rose of Lima […] [Read More]
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Several communities cancel after school programs

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Bridgeport, Shelton, Monroe and Oxford school districts have canceled after school activities following the Newtown tragedy. A gunman entered Sandy Hook Elementary School Friday morning and killed 26 people, including 20 children. School districts across the region reacted to the news, some locked down and others reported working with police and counselors. Many decided to […] [Read More]
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Connecticut among top states for centenarians

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There were only 46 states, Halley’s Comet was in the sky and Mark Twain died when at least 930 Connecticut residents were born who were counted in the 2010 census. The U.S. Census Bureau said Monday Connecticut had the fourth highest percentage of centenarians, with 0.026 percent, in the country in 2010. South Dakota, Iowa […] [Read More]
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Grid operator’s 9.3 percent budget hike draws Conn. protest

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Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen, Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz and the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority said Wednesday the state will file a protest with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission against ISO New England Inc.’s 9.3 percent budget increase that will be paid for by electric customers. ISO-NE operates New England’s regional transmission grid and […] [Read More]
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Serious accident cleared I-84 West Bound near exit 19

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State Police reported just after 3 p.m., a serious accident has forced them to shut down westbound lanes of Interstate 84  in the vicinity of Exit 19. Details on the accident were not immediately available. Appears to have been cleared around 4 p.m. [Read More]
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Some neighborhoods become islands

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With sand, trees, wires and water choking roads some neighborhoods have become islands that will be difficult to get in and out of today and possibly for days to come. Sandy is reportedly moving deep into Pennsylvania but cleanup efforts appear to be hampered by gusting winds as linemen can’t go up in bucket trucks […] [Read More]
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Oyster River flooding in Milford

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A surge of water from Long Island Sound into the Oyster River on the border of Milford and West Haven forced the closure of New Haven Avenue between Andersen and the West Haven traffic circle. Water from the Sound is also dangerously close to reaching Ocean Avenue in the Prospect Beach area of West Haven. [Read More]
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West Haven to open shelters evacuate low lying areas

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West Haven Mayor Picard declared a state of emergency this afternoon. Will open Carrigan School as a shelter at 4 pm. Beaches and surrounding parking are closed. People who live in flood prone areas are encouraged to find higher ground. [Read More]
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