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Forget the downtown turkey — say hello to the downtown butterfly

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Perhaps you heard about the turkey wandering the streets of downtown Bridgeport? Well, step aside, turkey — there’s a new crazy critter in Bridgeport. Meet the world’s most hyperactive butterfly, captured in this video outside our offices. That’s me providing commentary. [Read More]
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Ansonia residents can speak out tonight

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ANSONIA- Residents will get their chance tonight to address changes in the City Charter that could see a reduction in Aldermen, Aldermanic wards and Board of Apportionment and Taxation members. The public hearing will take place at 7 p.m. In the aldermanic chambers at City Hall. The Charter Revision Commission is recommending that Aldermanic wards […] [Read More]
Shaun Bennett, center, recently received the city's Employee of the Month Award. Withy him are DPW Director Christoper Saley, left, and Mayor Benjamin Blake.

Shaun Bennett awarded as Milford’s Employee of the Month

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We received this note from City Hall in Milford: As the recipient of the award for the Mayor’s Employee of the Month Program, please join us in extending a warm congratulations to Shaun in receiving this recognition. After a review of all of the nominations the Selection Committee unanimously selected him as the winner for […] [Read More]
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‘Pericles’ at Stratford Library Saturday

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From a press release: STRATFORD – The Hudson Shakespeare Company of New Jersey will perform its final summer Shakespeare production at the Stratford Library with the classic romance, “Pericles: Prince of Tyre” on Saturday, August 23 at 2 pm. The company returned to Stratford for its ninth annual season last June with a program of […] [Read More]

Hispanic Heritage Celebration festival set for Sept. 14 on Paradise Green

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From a press release: The Stratford Hispanic Heritage Committee will present its ninth annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration, this year again. This will be part of “Celebrate Stratford 2014″ — a group of various festivals in Stratford. The Latin Music Festival will take place on Sunday, September 14, from noon to 5 p.m. There will be […] [Read More]
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Walter J. Sova, of Milford, shows off his classic 1967 Schwinn Twin Deluxe tandem bicycle, one of fourteen Schwinns that he owns, at Silver Sands State Park in Milford  on Sunday, May 11, 2014.

More bike racks coming to Milford, Mayor Blake says

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From a press release: Milford — Mayor Ben Blake is pleased to announce that new bicycle racks will be installed throughout Milford in an effort to enhance our Bike-able City Initiative. While several locations at municipal buildings and beaches have been identified for the installation of new racks, the Mayor is seeking the assistance of […] [Read More]

“Shore Up” program offers structure-lifting loans

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From a press release: MILFORD — “Shore Up CT” is a State program designed to help residential or business property-owners who do not qualify for federal disaster aid to elevate buildings, retrofit properties with additional flood protection, or assist with wind-proofing structures. The program provides gap funding and helps refinance loans associated with property mitigation. […] [Read More]

Ansonia Charter Revision proposes reducing Aldermen

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ANSONIA- The Charter Revision Commission will recommend reducing the number of Aldermanic wards from 7 to 3, the number of Alderman from 14 to 9, and the number of Board and Apportionment members from 12 to 7 during their meeting tonight. The Commission will also recommend reducing some of BOAT ‘s power in setting the […] [Read More]
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Vendors sought for Ansonia’s Harvest Festival

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ANSONIA-The city is preparing for its 11th Annual Harvest Festival on Oct 4th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. along Main Street and seeking additional vendors. Already signed up are street corner performers including strolling musicians, Mary Poppins and other characters; Brian Lizzotte will create balloon creatures and a “Roaming Railroad will offer $3 rides […] [Read More]
Derby Mayor Anita Dugatto

Derby to discuss $30 Million WPCA Repairs Monday

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DERBY-The Board of Aldermen and Board of Apportionment and Taxation will conduct a special joint meeting Monday, Aug. 18 at 8 p.m. to discuss a proposed $30 million referendum to repair the city’s Water Pollution treatment system. The meeting will take place in the Aldermanic chambers, 1 Elizabeth Street. The boards could reach an agreement […] [Read More]