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50 children get free bikes

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SHELTON-It’ll start as a free day of play at the Sports Center of Connecticut and end with a free bicycle and helmet for 50 area children today. The children, aged six-to-11 were selected by Team, Inc., United Way of Costal Fairfield County and the Lower Naugatuck Valley Parent Resource Center. The bikes are from the […] [Read More]

Platt Tech students sent home due to leaking propane

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MILFORD-Platt Tech High School dismissed its students this morning because of a potentially dangerous propane tank leak in the school’s yard behind the building. Firefighters are on the scene. School officials say the dismissal was a precautionary measure to allow firefighters to address the matter. They said no students or staff were in danger. [Read More]

Msgr Meth drug supplier sentenced

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HARTFORD-For four years Chad McCluskey supplied Monsignor Kevin Wallin with supplies of Mexican-made methamphetamine to use and sell in Connecticut. McCluskey admitted shipping close to 10 pounds of the mind-consuming narcotic. That got him a 65-month federal prison term Wednesday from Senior U.S. District Judge Alfred V. Covello. The sentence might have been higher but […] [Read More]
More than 1,500 law enforcement officers will run more than 530 miles beginning Wednesday in the Special Olympics Torch Run

Special Olympics torch run begins Wednesday

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More than 1,500 law enforcement officers will cover 530 miles running with the Special Olympics’ torch beginning Wednesday. The run will conclude Friday evening when they deliver the torch to Jess Dow Field on the campus of Southern Connecticut State University for the Opening Ceremonies which will begin Friday at 7:15 p.m. The run will […] [Read More]

USPS construction manager sent to federal prison

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BRIDGEPORT-The former U.S. Postal Service Northeast area facilities manager was sentenced to 42 months in federal prison Friday after admitted that he accepted $89,000 in bribes and $1.1 million in kickbacks on contracts he funneled to a business he created. Robert Giulietti, 57, formerly of Cheshire also agreed to forfeit his home at South Pond […] [Read More]
Riverside Apartments on Ansonia's Olson Drive

Ansonia to discuss new Olson Drive tonight

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ANSONIA-Residents will get a chance to see and then discuss the planned reconstruction of Olson Drive and the replacement of the Riverside Apartments during a public forum beginning at 6 p.m. tonight in the Ansonia High School library on Pulaski Drive. Mayor David Cassetti and the city’s Housing Authority are expected to unveil their separate […] [Read More]
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Norwalk drowning victim is identified

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NORWALK — The man who drowned on Memorial Day when his canoe overturned off of Calf Pasture Beach has been identified as a Guatemalan citizen. Norwalk police provided the man’s name after they were┬ánotified by the Guatemalan Embassy that the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has notified the man’s father of his death, Lt.Paul Resnick […] [Read More]
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Southport Ukrainian Club looking for marchers

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FAIRFIELD-The Ukrainian-American Club of Southport is looking for marchers to join them in Monday’s Memorial Day Parade. Ukrainian-Americans from across the state are asked to dress in their native garb or at least wear blue and yellow. Children are invited to participate. This comes at a time when Ukraine is in turmoil, has been invaded […] [Read More]
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Oxford gets $500k in state funds for Tetlak Park fields

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OXFORD-Tetlak Park is getting three more playing fields as a result of a $500,000 state grant. First Selectman George Temple said the money will provide two girls’ softball fields and all purpose utility field. “Senator Rob Kane and State Rep. David LOabriola worked long and hard hours to look out for the interest of Oxford,” […] [Read More]
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Ansonia Mayor David Cassetti

Ansonia looking for a few good 19th Century ballplayers

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ANSONIA-Mayor David Cassetti is looking for a few good ballplayers–19th Century-type ballplayers. The players will be divided into two teams–the Ansonia Copperman, named for the city’s historic copper manufacturing plants and the Derby Osbornedales–a name grabbed from that city’s state park and philanthropic family. They will meet at Nolan Field July 19 in the city’s […] [Read More]