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OSHA: Roofers in Bridgeport exposed to danger

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BRIDGEPORT — Employees of a New Haven roofing contractor working at a job site here were “exposed to potentially fatal falls… due to their employer’s deliberate failure to supply required fall protection,” workplace safety investigators said. Some of the workers were not provided safety harnesses or used harnesses that were not properly secured, said Robert […] [Read More]
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NOAA fisheries lab holds open house Saturday

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Ret. Lt. Col. Phil Tripp

John Ratzenberger stumps for Phil Tripp

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ANSONIA – John Ratzenberger, who took Cliff Clavin from Cheers to a household name, will be stumping for Phil Tripp’s bid to become the State Senator for the 17th District which includes Ansonia, Derby, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Hamden and Woodbridge. Ratzenberger will be at the St. Sebastian Club, 86 Father Salemi Drive from 5 p.m. […] [Read More]

Autumnfest at Ansonia Nature Center Saturday

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ANSONIA-Enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride, hear some scary history and drink fresh-squeezed apple cider during AutumnFest Saturday at the Ansonia Nature Center, 10 Deerfield Road. There also will be a pumpkin carving lesson, face painting and a discussion of the wild animals associated with All Hallows Eve coming up Oct. 31. The event will take […] [Read More]
Oxford First Selectman George R. Temple

Put George Temple in the pink

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OXFORD-Here’s a chance to put First Selectman George Temple in the pink on Oct. 22. For $100 you can dump a pink liquid on Temple. For $10 you can watch someone dump a pink liquid on Temple. All this will take place at 4 p.m. in front of Town Hall on 486 Oxford Road. The […] [Read More]

No word on Yale student

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HARTFORD – State officials say they don’t yet know if a Yale student has Ebola, but assured residents steps are being taken to prepare the state medical system for the disease. State officials said they expect to learn about the patient by 4 pm. Gov. Dannel Malloy said Bridgeport Hospital does not have an Ebola […] [Read More]
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Michael Fitzpatrick

Mike Fitzpatrick to get top Defense Lawyer award

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BRIDGEPORT-Over the past 27 years Michael Fitzpatrick built a career as one of the area’s top criminal defense lawyers and an expert in death penalty cases. Tonight the Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association will honor Fitzpatrick, 54, of Fairfield, with their Champions of Liberty award during a ceremony at Anthony’s Ocean View restaurant in New […] [Read More]
Christopher Plaskon

Plaskon to undergo Psychological and Mental Health exam

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MILFORD-The defense lawyers for Christopher Plaskon the teenage Jonathan Law student accused of slashing a classmate to death on the eve of the school’s prom are completing arrangements for his mental and psychological health evaluation. Richard T. Meehan Jr., who with Edward Gavin represent Plaskon, informed Superior Court Judge Frank Iannotti Thursday that they expect […] [Read More]

Malloy to brief media on Ebola

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HARTFORD – Gov. Dannel P. Malloy plans to brief the media at 2 p.m. on the state’s precautionary and preparatory measures regarding the Ebola virus.  He will be joined by Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Jewel Mullen and other state officials. Earlier today, the governor convened a unified command meeting with the relevant agencies […] [Read More]
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United Illuminating crews working to restore power in Fairfield in 2013. CT Post file photo

Scattered power outages in area towns

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United Illuminating Co. reports that 77 customers in Bridgeport are without power as of 10 a.m. and 28 more in Stratford are also in the dark. The outages are largely due to fallen tree limbs, officials said. Connecticut Light & Power Co. reports that two customers in Monroe and one in Oxford are currently without […] [Read More]
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