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Berkshire Avenue fire in vacant building

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9 PM Update The following is from Bridgeport Public Safety spokesman Bill Kaempffer: Firefighters battled a major structure fire Sunday evening on Berkshire Avenue. Firefighters responded to 193 Berkshire Ave. and found the building engulfed in flames that threatened two neighboring homes. “As a community, we always pull together, and we’ll work to support these families […] [Read More]
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Ansonia riverwalk open to dogs Thanksgiving weekend

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  ANSONIA – The city’s dogs will have a special place to walk on Thanksgiving. As part of the ANSONIA 125 celebration, man’s best friend will be able to enjoy the Ansonia Riverwalk for dog walking during Thanksgiving weekend, beginning on Thursday and continuing through Sunday Nov. 30, Mayor David Cassetti and ANSONIA 125 Deputy […] [Read More]
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Ansonia Mayor David Cassetti

Walk the dog on Ansonia Walkway

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ANSONIA-Both you and your dog can walk off your Thanksgiving weekend meals on the Riverwalk. Mayor David Cassetti and Alderman Pat Henri, deputy coordinator of the city’s 125 anniversary, said walking your leashed dog along the Riverwalk will be allowed from Thanksgiving day through Sunday. The walk is open to all Valley families but clean-up […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport firefighters battle warehouse blaze

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UPDATE: 3:56 PM The fire is out, but firefighters are remaining on the scene. UPDATE: 3:33 PM At that Sept. 13 fire, Assistant Fire Chief Richard Thode said this was the eighth or ninth time firefighters had to battle a fire at the site in 10 years. He added that the abandoned building is frequented […] [Read More]
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Man sentenced to 30 years in 18-year-old double murder

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BRIDGEPORT – A local man, one of five in the state involved in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down life without parole prison terms for juveniles, was sentenced Friday to 30 years in prison for riddling a couple with bullets as they sat in their car on a Bridgeport street 18 years […] [Read More]
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Fairfield man sentenced in Oxycodone case

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A Fairfield man will spend four months confined to his home, followed by another three years and six months of probation following his sentencing today on federal drug charges. David Wolvovsky, 31, will also pay a fine of $2,000, forfeit $21,034 in cash and performe 100 hours of community service. U.S. Judge Stefan R. Underhill […] [Read More]
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Ansonia Mayor David Cassetti and Corporation Council John P. Marini

Ansonia officials warn of paving scams

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ANSONIA-Mayor David Cassetti and Corporation Counsel John Marini warned residents to be wary of a scam paving company circulating through the city. City officials and police have received reports of homeowners in the Hilltop area being solicited by individuals claiming to represent the Interstate Paving company, according to Marini. Similar incidents occurred in north Milford […] [Read More]
U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy

Sen. Murphy blasts registrar of voters for problems

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WASHINGTON-U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy urged the state’s General Assembly and Gov. Dannel Malloy to overhaul the registrars of voters’ following repeated problems during rec3ent elections. “I believe the Governor and the state legislature must undertake an effort in the 2015 session to structurally and comprehensively reform our system of election,” Murphy demanded Thursday. “It could […] [Read More]

Senate confirms New Haven’s corporation counsel as Fed Judge

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NEW HAVEN-The city’s corporation counsel who spent nearly 11 years working for the American Civil Liberties union and the NAACP has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the state’s newest federal judge. The U.S. Senate confirmed Victor Bolden by a 49-46 vote mostly along party lines Thursday as the state’s 13 U.S. District judge. […] [Read More]

Bridgeport mom arrested after son’s court appearance

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BRIDGEPORT – She’s a mother only an accused wheelman could love. Ten minutes after she was appointed Thursday by a judge as guardian for her teenaged son, who was allegedly the getaway driver in last August’s gang –related fatal shooting on a downtown street, Toyo Diaz walked out of the Main Street courtroom and into […] [Read More]
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