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A small child plays with a sparkler in Greenwich last year. The American Pyrotechnics Association advises parents never to give sparklers to children 5 years old or younger, and to closely supervise older children who use them.

Fireworks, sparklers injure 11,000 annually in U.S.

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From a press release: NEW HAVEN—Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) this week talked about fireworks safety with campers from the Green Dragons Summer Camp in advance of this weekend’s Fourth of July holiday. Sparklers and fountains, which produce sparks when lit, are the only legal fireworks for private use in the State of Connecticut. Other fireworks […] [Read More]
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Cassetti wants a fire headquarters

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ANSONIA-Mayor David Cassetti is expected to seek the support of the Fire Commission to build a state of the art modern headquarters to lay out his plan for a state of the art modern headquarters on Olson Drive. The mayor will make his pitch during the commissioners’ 7 p. m. meeting tonight in the Aldermanic […] [Read More]

Truck rolls off Bridgeport boat ramp

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BRIDGEPORT-Memorial Day 2015 will never be forgotten by Caesar Sanchez. A sunny day of riding the waves near Dolphin’s Cove turned into a total loss when his  2002 Dodge Dakota SXT rolled off the boat ramp out into 15 feet of water off Seaview Avenue and sank just after 4 p.m. Caesar Sanchez of Clinton, […] [Read More]
Today February 19, 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of when the previous Milford town hall burned in 1915. The former town hall was part of a building that was shared with a Baptist church, and it also served as the town schoolhouse. It was built in 1874 and the loss was estimated at $50,000.

Old Milford Town Hall burned down a century ago

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A note from Milford Mayor Benjamin Blake: [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]
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NFPA: Nearly 17,000 firefighters injured in 2013

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From a press release: November 13, 2014 – The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) released the latest edition of its U.S. Firefighter Injury Report which highlights data on injuries sustained by firefighters on duty. The statistics were collected from fire departments responding to the 2013 NFPA survey for U.S. Fire Experience. In 2013, 65,880 firefighter […] [Read More]
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Derby to dedicate 9/11 Memorial Sunday

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DERBY-The Fire Department will dedicate its 9/11 Memorial during a ceremony on the Green beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday. The Memorial includes an I-beam from the World Trade Center a top a pedestal and surrounded by a brick walkway. The beam was obtained by former Fire Chief William Nicoletti through a program offered by the […] [Read More]
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Neighbors oppose Perry Hill Estates plan in Shelton

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SHELTON-Neighbors to a proposed planned development district that would put 26 homes on 13 acres of land near Walnut and Perry Hill Avenues voiced their objections during a Planning and Zoning Commission hearing that ran past 10 p.m. Tuesday. The Commission voted to continue the hearing during their 7 p.m. Nov. 12 meeting. Ken Huzi, […] [Read More]