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Richard Doyle

Taft School Theater Teacher

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HARTFORD-A popular theater teacher who worked at the exclusive Taft School in Watertown pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to receipt and distribution of child pornography. Richard Doyle, 64, of Litchfield, now faces anywhere from five to 20 years in prison when he is sentenced March 10 by U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant. “This […] [Read More]
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A look back at Brigadier Gen. George W. Baird

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MILFORD — George W. Baird  was an Indian Wars Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He rose from the rank of private to Brigadier General. He was presented the Medal of Honor in 1894 for his actions at Bear Paw Mountain, Montana on September 30, 1877 against Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce. His MOH citation reads, […] [Read More]

Holiday concert in Milford set for Saturday night

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From a press release: Get into the holiday spirit with members of the community as the Milford Concert Band presents its annual holiday concert, “A Sleighing Song Tonight,” at Milford City Hall at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14th. Under the direction of city resident Steven L. Saunders, the band will play a selection of […] [Read More]

Tonight’s reception canceled in Trumbull for Jacobsen

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The Tuesday evening (12/10) reception in Trumbull for Eric Jacobsen, the third candidate for the post of conductor/music director of the Greater Bridgeport Symphony, has been canceled because of the snow storm. Jacobsen will be in Bridgeport for GBS rehearsals for the remainder of the week in preparation for Saturday’s 7:30 p.m. concert at the […] [Read More]

A reading of the ‘Night Before Christmas’ at the Barnum Museum Wednesday

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Here are the remaining holiday events at the Barnum Museum: On Wednesday, December 11, at 11 a.m, there will be a reading of The Night Before Christmas by Sonya Finch Bridgeport’s First Lady. Mrs. Finch will read Clement Clarke Moore’s timeless holiday tale, the enchanting The Night Before Christmas, under the twinkling lights of a […] [Read More]

Milford Concert Band’s holiday event set for Sat., Dec. 14

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From a press release: Get into the holiday spirit with members of the community as the Milford Concert Band presents its annual holiday concert, “A Sleighing Song Tonight,” at Milford City Hall at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14th. Under the direction of city resident Steven L. Saunders, the band will play a selection of […] [Read More]
This just in: We received this note from Heritage Auctions: The auction was yesterday and the Huntington piece, the Torch Bearers, being sold by the Discovery Museum in Bridgeport didn't sell. But, it was sold today for $315,000, auction officials said.

Torch Bearers sculpture sold for $315,000

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More on Anna Hyatt Huntington

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Here’s more on Anna Hyatt Huntington, whose sculpture in front of the Discovery Museum, “Torch Bearers,” was sold at auction in New York on Dec. 5: Anna Vaughan Hyatt Huntington, 1876-1973, was married to Archer M. Huntington, heir to the estate of Collis Potter Huntington, the shipbuilding and railroad magnate, and for whom the state […] [Read More]

St. Ann’s planning its Victorian Christmas Spectacular

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From a press release: MILFORD — St. Ann’s Parish Center, 501 Naugatuck Ave., will be staging its Victorian Christmas Spectacular on Saturday, Dev. 7, from 9 a.m.to 3 p.m. Guest will be greeted by some of Charles Dicken’s most famous characters such as Ebeneezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Mr. and Mrs. Fezzwig and the Ghost from […] [Read More]
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Milford’s 12th annual Lamplight Stroll set for Dec. 6-7

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From a press release: Milford — 19th century-style streetlights line Downtown Milford, evoking the namesake of a popular classic holiday event. The first weekend of December each year, this picturesque, historic town is transformed into a nostalgic New England holiday celebration. Running through the center is the state’s second largest Green, festively wrapped with hundreds […] [Read More]