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Pugh jury want his testimony 

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MILFORD- The jury in the Matthew Pugh murder trial has asked to hear his testimony read back. The nine-woman, three-man panel also wants to rehear Maria Werner, a former employee of the State Police Forensic lab who compared the tape found on the face of the victim, Alexandra Ducsay with that found in Pugh’s home […] [Read More]

Pugh trial resumes

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MILFORD – Jury deliberations are expected to resume Monday morning in the murder trial of Matthew Pugh. Since Thursday afternoon, the jury has deliberated Pugh’s fate in the May 19, 2006 murder of Alexandra Ducsay in her 3 Boothbay Street home near Jonathan Law High School. Ducsay, a 26-year-old aspiring actress, had appeared in TV’s […] [Read More]

Bridgeport drug counselor admits dealing

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BRIDGEPORT-A state substance abuse counselor who worked at the Mental Health and Substance abuse center here pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to participating in a conspiracy to sell large quantities of narcotic pain killers. Brian Earl, 40, admitted to U. S. Magistrate Judge Holly B. Fitzsimmons that he conspired with with James Costanzo, an […] [Read More]

Seymour lawyer sent to prison

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NEW HaVEN-A former Seymour lawyer who lost his license as a result of his federal conviction on2 money laundering charges last fall will now be going to prison. Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C . Hall Thursday sentenced Ralph Crozier, 63, of Oxford to 30 months in prison and fined him $25,000. “Obviously you are […] [Read More]

Shelton approves mayoral pay raise

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SHELTON-By a 5-1 vote the Board of Aldermen approved raising the mayor’s salary to $135,659 in three steps culminating in Nov. 2017. Only Jack Finn, the lone Democrat on the Board voted against it during the Wednesday night meeting. “The mayor gets paid enough already,” said Finn. “I’m a senior citizen living on a fixed […] [Read More]
Alexandra Ducsay was found beaten to death in her Milford home in 2006. Ducsay's ex-boyfriend, Michael Pugh is charged with her murder.

Mom describes Ducsay murder scene

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MILFORD – Linda Ducsay knew something was wrong when she arrived home from her job as a Norwalk school teacher around 4:30 p. m. May 19, 2006. “I was upset the gate was open and my dog was outside,” Ducsay testified before Superior Court Judge Denise Markle and 16 jurors. So she decided to go […] [Read More]

Derby HS principal down to 2 candidates

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DERBY- A search committee will be sending two candidates for the recently vacated high school principal position to the Board of Education for selection. “The Board will conduct a special meeting to interview the two finalists during a special meeting on January 27,” Superintendent of Schools Matthew Conway said Thursday night. Conway said the interviews […] [Read More]
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Bud Allen is citizen of year

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DERBY-Mayor Anita Dugatto presented Raymond “Bud ” Allen with a plaque naming him the city’s citizen of the year. The mayor read a long list if volunteer work that includes 62 years as a Hotchkiss Hose volunteer firefighter, a Fire Police member for more than 30 years and 13 years as cub master of Pack […] [Read More]

Art Gerckens elected Derby BOA head

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DERBY-Art Gerckens is the new president of the Board of Aldermen. Gerckens, a second ward Democrat, succeeds Barbara DeGennaro, a local lawyer, who stepped down for personal reasons. Gerckens has played a major role in the clean-up of pollutants on O’Sulivan Island, the former firefighter training facility. DeGennaro, who celebrated her birthday Thursday, nominated Gerckens […] [Read More]

Ansonia PD probing downtown armed robbery

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ANSONIA-Police are looking for a six-foot male who robbed the Ansonia Smoke and Convenience store, 262 Main Street at gunpoint Wednesday. The gunman entered the store just before 6 p.m. brandishing a black and grey.handgun, Lt. Andrew Cota said. The suspect ordered the worker not to move, walked behind the counter and emptied the cash […] [Read More]