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Derby Alderman Carmen DiCenso points to damage in the Municipal Parking Garage a day after the Aldermen closed it as a safety hazard in February

4 Derby Parking Authority members resign

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DERBY-Four of the five Parking Authority members resigned this week accusing the city’s administration of undermining their effectiveness. The members, Joseph Moore; Delphine Krezel, Jack Moran and Anthony Szewczyk signed the two page letter that Moore hand-delivered to Mayor Anita Dugatto. Their resignations leave only Richard Bartholomew as an active member. Dugatto said she will […] [Read More]
Actress Blake Lively participates in announcing Godiva's Valentine's Day "Sweetest Story Ever Told" sweepstake details at the Andaz 5th Avenue on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012 in New York. The sweepstakes was eventually won by Marcia Peak; it's not known if she was a big consumer of Godiva products.(AP Photo/Evan Agostini)

No purchase needed to win? Many think otherwise

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“This is driven by people’s sense of deservingness,” said Rebecca Walker Reczek, co-author of the study and associate professor of marketing at The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business. “They think that if they have spent a lot of money with your company in the past, it is only fair that they get good things back – even in a random contest.” [Read More]

Meeting on Derby WPCA costs tonight

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DERBY-The city’s Board of Aldermen and Board of Apportionment and Taxation will meet tonight at 6:30 in city hall to discuss ways to pay for $30 million in needed repairs to the failing water pollution treatment facility. The Aldermen are mulling whether to assess a tax on all residents or just those that use city […] [Read More]
Walter J. Sova, of Milford, shows off his classic 1967 Schwinn Twin Deluxe tandem bicycle, one of fourteen Schwinns that he owns, at Silver Sands State Park in Milford  on Sunday, May 11, 2014.

More bike racks coming to Milford, Mayor Blake says

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From a press release: Milford — Mayor Ben Blake is pleased to announce that new bicycle racks will be installed throughout Milford in an effort to enhance our Bike-able City Initiative. While several locations at municipal buildings and beaches have been identified for the installation of new racks, the Mayor is seeking the assistance of […] [Read More]

“Shore Up” program offers structure-lifting loans

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From a press release: MILFORD — “Shore Up CT” is a State program designed to help residential or business property-owners who do not qualify for federal disaster aid to elevate buildings, retrofit properties with additional flood protection, or assist with wind-proofing structures. The program provides gap funding and helps refinance loans associated with property mitigation. […] [Read More]

People’s United Bank exec pleads guilty to embezzlement

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We received this note from the Office of the U.S. District Attorney: Deirdre M, Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced that Maria Rosa Esteves, 40, of Bridgeport, has waived her right to […] [Read More]
. Visit 12 businesses, sample flights of wine, and taste food from some of the area's best restaurants.

6th annual Milford Wine Trail set for Sept. 13

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From a press release: The Downtown Milford Business Association will host its 6th annual Wine Trail to benefit the Milford Education Foundation and Milford’s Promise. The popular event takes place on Saturday, September 13 from 6 to 9 pm. Visit 12 businesses, sample flights of wine, and taste food from some of the area’s best […] [Read More]
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Saturday block party closes Ansonia East Main Street

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ANSONIA- A grand opening Block Party sponsored by the Pantry Restaurant will close a section of East Main Street from 9 a.m. To 4 p.m. Saturday. The events will include a car show, a bike show, an eating contest, music, food and prizes. There will also be a pig roast. [Read More]

Meeting tonight on proposed Derby cell tower

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DERBY-Residents are asked to attend a public information hearing tonight at 7 to hear Verizon’s proposal to construct a cell tower at 111 New Haven Avenue. The meeting will take place in the Hotchkiss Hose Community room at 200 David Humphrey’s Road. Plans call for an 80 foot tower inside a 1,085 square foot fenced […] [Read More]
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Your little doggie will have to stay home if you're going to the Milford Oyster Festival, officials say.

Don’t bring Spot to the Oyster Festival, cops say

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MILFORD — There will be a $136 fine for anyone who brings in any “animals, reptiles or any other nonhuman creatures” into the Milford Oyster Festival, except pets needed for the challenged, the Police Dept. says. Other exceptions include “approved” animals in booths or displays and police dogs. Here is more information from city officials […] [Read More]