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Lisa Lampanelli to headline Housatonic art benefit May 16

From a press release: BRIDGEPORT — The Housatonic Museum of Art will host a benefit stand-up comedy show starring the Lovable Queen of Mean, Lisa Lampanelli, on Saturday, May 16, at 8 p.m. in the Events Center in Beacon Hall. The show will follow a VIP champagne reception and special exhibition of artwork by Leonard […] [Read More]
Knight of Columbus at Palm Sunday 2014

K of C to hold Stations of the Cross in Bpt Sunday

BRIDGEPORT-The Knights of Columbus CT State Council will conduct their 2nd Annual Outdoor Stations of the Cross and Benediction at ST Margaret Shrine, 2523 Park Avenue, Sunday at 2 p.m. The Celebrant will be Monsignor Peter Cullen, the Knights of Columbus CT State Chaplain. More than 400 people attended the event last year. [Read More]
Fundraiser for retired Lt. Tim Murphy

Hockey fundraiser for Norwalk cop Saturday

NORWALK-Auctions, dinner and a hockey game will help raise money Saturday for retired Norwalk Police Lt. Tim Murphy who is battling cancer. Murphy was diagnosed with the illness shortly after retiring in February. He served 33 years in the Police Department. He also taught criminal justice at Norwalk Community College. The benefit will begin with […] [Read More]
U.S. Attorney Deirdre Daly

Gambino betting ring leads to guilty plea

STAMFORD-A New York City bookmaker’s involvement in a mob-controlled gambling operation here now faces a year in prison and a loss of $160,988. Salvatore Ferraioli, 33, of Staten Island, N.Y. pleaded guilty to failing to file a wagering tax return in 2011 during proceedings Wednesday before U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in the Hartford […] [Read More]
U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill

Milford man who used dead mother’s SS gets prison

MILFORD-A 69-year-old city man will be spending six months in federal prison after admitting that he used Social Security benefits sent to his mother. But William E. Chase’s mother had been dead for the past 26 years. As a result Chase was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill to six months in prison […] [Read More]
Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall

2 Bridgeport drug dealers sent to federal prison

BRIDGEPORT-The state’s chief federal judge imposed federal prison terms on two city men who admitted participating in a heroin trafficking conspiracy near the Trumbull Gardens Housing project. Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall sentenced Rashad Heard, 25 to five years in prison and Tysheem Wright, 28, to 15 months in prison. The pair were […] [Read More]

Sarah Merriam named U.S. Magistrate Judge

NEW HAVEN-A former federal public defender has been selected as the new U.S. Magistrate Judge. Sarah A. L. Merriam, 43, will replace retiring U.S. Magistrate Judge Holly B. Fitzsimmons next month. Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall said Merriam was chosen by the state’s federal judges from among five finalists. There were 76 applicants […] [Read More]
Kim Rose

Kim Rose, Rosa Rebimbas to lead women’s caucus

From a press release: HARTFORD — State Representatives Kim Rose (D-Milford) and Rosa C. Rebimbas (R-Naugatuck) were chosen by their female colleagues to lead a recently formed bipartisan women’s group that will be charged with advocating for women-related policies in the Connecticut General Assembly. “There is a strong and impressive group of female legislators with […] [Read More]
On Tuesday, kids can try their hand at being a farmer for the day at Flanders North Barn. They will help with “farm chores” like feeding the sheep, goats, horse and pigs and collecting eggs from the chickens.

Flanders plans week of activities for Spring vacation

From a press release: WOODBURY — Spring is in the air and Flanders is offering programs for Region 15 school kids, (March 30 to April 3), Watertown Public School (April 6-10) and Region 14 and Litchfield school kids (April 13-17) during their Spring break weeks. Kids in kindergarten through 5th grade can enjoy a week […] [Read More]

NVCC hosting poetry reading at Danbury Palace March 25th

From a press release: Danbury – Naugatuck Valley Community College’s Confluencia, a multicultural literary gathering in its seventh year, is taking the big stage at the Danbury Palace on Wednesday, March 25 beginning at 5:30 p.m. Area residents and lovers of literature and poetry are invited to attend the free event and take part in […] [Read More]
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