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Derby Alderman Carmen DiCenso of the blight committee

Derby to pass new blight ordinance

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DERBY-After months of working, the Board of Aldermen is expected to adopt a new blight ordinance and create a five-member Board of Building Appeals that will handle challenges. The new blight ordinance defines blight and sets timetables for findings, notices, appeals and repairs. It also provides the authority to impose a daily $99 penalty as […] [Read More]

Malloy: Long Island Sound critical conservation area

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HARTFORD – Gov. Dannel P. Malloy wants the federal government to designate Long Island Sound and it’s watershed as a critical conservation area and has asked the U.S Agriculture Department to allocate a portion of $1.3 billion in funding recently approved for conservation to help preserve the Sound. “Over the last three decades, Connecticut has made […] [Read More]
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Phone was better than sex

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BRIDGEPORT-An accused prostitute told police she stole a local man’s cell phone because she would rather have his phone than have sex with him. Amarah Williams, of Stratford, was charged with prostitution and sixth-degree larceny and released after posting $1,000 bond. Police said on Thursday morning officers were patrolling Washington Avenue when they saw Luis […] [Read More]
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Easton boy awarded $8 mil for crash injuries

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BRIDGEPORT – A 9-year-old Easton boy, severely injured when his family’s car was struck head on by a dump truck four years ago, was awarded nearly $8 million by a Superior Court jury Thursday. The jury of four women and two men deliberated about two hours before finding Designing Nature, a landscape design company on […] [Read More]
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Woman allegedly stole, damaged merchandise

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A Bridgeport woman arrested Wednesday after she allegedly shoplifted several items from the XPect Discount Store on the Boston Post Road in Milford has been in trouble before, police said. Barbara Quirk, 41, of Fairview Avenue in Bridgeport, was found to have several outstanding warrants for missing court dates, police said. Quirk was due to […] [Read More]
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Milford man’s death ruled accidental

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The Office of the Chief State Medical Examiner ruled on Thursday morning that a Milford man overcome while working in his garage died of “carbon monoxide toxicity.” Ralph Mastrianna’s death was ruled an accident, a spokeswoman for the medical examiner said. Mastrianna, 55, died shortly after he was brought to Milford Hospital in cardiac arrest […] [Read More]
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Ansonia Mayor David Cassetti

Hair Salon to open on Ansonia’s Main Street

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ANSONIA-Mayor David Cassetti will grab the scissors again as he cuts the ribbon on another new business opening downtown Friday. Tom Boyd has brought T.J. Hair Salon to 375 Main Street between Koi Restaurant and Spector Furniture. Boyd, who has been styling hair for 40 years said employees at many of the downtown businesses have […] [Read More]
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Old Showcase Cinema site will become Shop-Rite

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Milford economic development officials were told Wednesday that a new Shop Rite Supermarket will anchor a retail plaza to be built on the former Showcase Cinema property on Cherry Street. The long-vacant site will also host a new family-style restaurant, according to a story in this morning’s New Haven Register. The current Shop-Rite, diagonally across […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport firefighters promoted

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Bridgeport – The city’s Fire Department on Wednesday promoted three veteran firefighters to higher ranks, including one to the second-highest position in the department. Dominick Carfi was promoted to deputy chief of operations, the second-highest position in the department. He has 38 years of service, is a recipient of the department’s Medal of Honor and has […] [Read More]
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Dog rescue director charged

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STRATFORD – The head of a Georgia dog rescue agency, who recently held a three-day adoption event at a local pet store, was cited for failing to have the proper health certificates for 64 puppies she was trying to adopt out. Gloria Andrews, 57, the ceo of the Colbert Veterinary Rescue in Colbert, GA, was […] [Read More]
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