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Body in lake ID’d as reggae singer’s son

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ORANGE — Police have identified the man found in Lake Wepawaug last weekend as the driver of a vehicle involved in an accident last month. Troop I- Bethany troopers and Orange police had been looking for Vaughn D. Porteous since March 19, when his vehicle was found crashed up against barrels on Route 15 northbound […] [Read More]
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Charts, Navigation and GPS Course set in Milford

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MILFORD-The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is offering its Charts, Navigation and GPS Course on May 10 beginning at 8 a.m. Anyone interested in registering in advance may got to http://a0142403.uscgaux.info/. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 24/3 Training Center is located at 1 Helwig Street, Milford, which a block north of Milford Boat Works. Walk-ins […] [Read More]

Boy Scout Troop 3 to plant 40 trees Friday

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DERBY-The Valley Boy Scouts Troop 3 based in Derby intend to plant 40 trees–20 each in Derby and Shelton–as part of their Good Turn on Good Friday. The plantings are part of the Troop’s intention to plant 100 trees in celebration of their 100th anniversary this year. The trees range from four to six feet […] [Read More]

Homeless man robbed after leaving ATM

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A 59-year-old told police Wednesday that he was robbed after withdrawing money from an ATM at a West Side gas station. The victim, who said he was homeless, told Officer Keith Bigelow that he withdrew $300 from the ATM at the Gulf gas station, at the corner of Park Avenue and State Street. Two men […] [Read More]
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Cops: Woman assaults, robs 76-year-old man

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A 22-year-old woman was arrested Wednesday on charges that she assaulted and robbed a 76-year-old man. Rachel Plotkin, of Bridgeport, was charged with second-degree robbery, second-degree assault on an elderly person and sixth-degree larceny. Just after 1 p.m., Officer Frank Cuccaro responded to a Yacht Street apartment. There, he was told that someone knocked on […] [Read More]
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Easton man arrested for having knife at airport

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An Easton man was arrested after police said he tried to get a knife through a security checkpoint at New York’s LaGuardia Airport. Richard Johnson, 49, was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. According to Port Authority police, on Wednesday Johnson, who was booked on a flight to Raleigh N.C., tried to pass […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport officials to celebrate “Milestone”

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Development and housing officials will hold a press conference this afternoon at the site of a mixed use building planned for Bridgeport’s East End. The Milestone at Stratford Avenue, which is in line to receive $8.7 million in state funding, is being led by the Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust and will contain 30 units of supportive and […] [Read More]
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Centaur of Tymfi needs holiday rest

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The Barnum Museum People’s United Bank Gallery will be closed on Friday, April 18, in observance of Good Friday. However, folks who have their hearts set on visiting the museum’s new attraction — a half-horse, half-man beast named the Centaur of Tymfi — are invited to do so on Saturday, April 19, from 11 a.m. […] [Read More]
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Conceptual plans discussed for Shelton fire site

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The owners of the downtown Shelton building that was destroyed by fire in January are discussing a plan to replace it with a similar mixed-use structure on the same footprint. The structure that housed the Howe Convenient store and restaurants on the ground level and apartments above it would be replaced with the “Shelton Phoenix […] [Read More]
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Month old baby otters await vet check at Oakland Zoo.

Vet to check on Zoo’s river otter pups

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BRIDGEPORT-The four North American River otters born Feb. 15 at the Beardsley Zoo will get their first checkup on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. The vet will determine the pups’ genders, check their weight, listen to their heart and exam their eyes. The pups also will receive their first vaccinations. And if their mother allows, identification […] [Read More]
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