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School safety grants are available

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HARTFORD – School systems next week can apply for the next round of the state’s School Security Grant Program, which is intended to help public and private schools create a more secure environment. The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection will be sending application packets to eligible public and private schools beginning the week […] [Read More]
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Stratford to receive firefighting safety equipment

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STRATFORD – The town’s fire department is set to receive a $75,897 federal grant to purchase 96 emergency escape systems which are attached directly to firefighter gear and provide specialized ropes and an automatic descending device. A firefighter can use the devices to safely escape from windows or other openings if all other means of […] [Read More]
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Secretary of State Merrill elected to leadership position

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HARTFORD – Secretary of the State Denise Merrill has been elected treasurer of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS), a top leadership position within the national organization that places her in line to be named President of NASS in 2016. “I am so honored to be named as Treasurer of NASS, and I […] [Read More]
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Suspect photos released in Norwalk holdup

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UPDATED 10 AM Surveillance photos of the man Norwalk police believe robbed the First County Bank on Westport Avenue show him at the teller counter, and later riding his bike in Westport. Anyone with information on this person is asked to call Norwalk police detectives at 203-854-3190 or  203-854-3011. UPDATED 7:20 AM Friday Norwalk police have […] [Read More]
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Baseball on trial

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America’s pastime is on trial in a Bridgeport federal courthouse as professional baseball is being accused of allowing violence by players against other players. Lawyers for Jonathan Nathans, a former catcher for the Bridgeport Bluefish, is suing the Long Island Ducks of the Atlantic League claiming his injuries in a “charging the mound” incident in […] [Read More]
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Gas leak found in Derby High School

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UPDATED 11:15 AM Firefighters are leaving Derby High School, after making the building safe. Yankee Gas Co. technicians are still on site, with city building inspectors. ORIGINAL POST: DERBY — Firefighters are at Derby High School, where elevated levels of natural gas have been detected. The building has been evacuated and power to the structure […] [Read More]
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Brandon Giordano. Photo provided to CT Post by family

Report: Seymour sued over teen’s fatal crash

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The mother of an Oxford High School student killed in a March 2012 car crash is suing the Town of Seymour for some $15 million, the woman’s lawyer told the Valley Independent Sentinel on Wednesday. Fifteen-year-old Brandon Giordano was a passenger in a car being driven by Eric Ramirez, who sped away from a Seymour […] [Read More]
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Investigation continues into Bridgeport’s 5th homicide

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UPDATED 8:45 AM City spokesman Brett Broesder said this morning that police are not releasing the name of the victim at this time. The dead man, whose first name was Joe according to neighbors, was in his late 30s, slim with dreadlocks. The city’s 5th homicide of the year occurred a day after Gov. Dannel […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport Library holding Batman art contest

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Bridgeport – City teens looking to go to ComiCONN for free are invited to participate in a Batman art contest sponsored by the Bridgeport Public Library. In honor of Batman turning 75 this year the Bridgeport Public Library is inviting teens in the City to draw someone in their life who is their “super hero.” […] [Read More]
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Court says same sex couple can sue

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HARTFORD – In a resounding victory for same sex couples, the state Supreme Court Tuesday ruled a Norwalk woman can seek monetary damages for medical malpractice done to her female partner. Margaret Mueller and Charlotte Stacey were the first same sex couple to file a medical malpractice lawsuit in 2006  seeking damages for loss of […] [Read More]
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