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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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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]
Firefighters burn off propane from a propane tank leak that occurred Saturday in Westport (contributed photo).

25 to 30 evacuated after propane leak in Westport

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Dozens of Westport residents were evacuated from the Imperial Avenue area Saturday after a propane tank leak Saturday afternoon. On Saturday afternoon at 3:39 p.m. the Westport Fire Department received a call for the reported propane tank that was stuck by a construction vehicle and was now leaking at 121 Imperial Ave. at a house […] [Read More]
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Purchase a brick for Derby 9/11 Memorial

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DERBY-Area residents interested in becoming part of Derby’s history have until July 15 to purchase a brick that will be the foundation for the city’s 9/11 memorial. Former Fire Chief William Nicoletti was able to obtain a steel beam salvaged from the demolished World Trade Center attacked by terrorists on Sept. 11, 2001. The beam […] [Read More]

Two houses hit by lightning in Fairfield

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FAIRFIELD-Firefighters responded to two lightning strikes just minutes apart during the height of the overnight storms Thursday. Assistant Fire Chief Scott Bisson said the first occurred just about 10 p.m. at 240 Rock Ridge Road. Lightning struck a shed and traveled to the house causing minor damage. Six minutes later lightning struck a home at […] [Read More]