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Lisa Lampanelli to headline Housatonic art benefit May 16

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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

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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

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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

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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]
Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall

2 Bridgeport drug dealers sent to federal prison

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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

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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]
Dr. Anthony Santomauro

Renown doctor to exhibit art

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EASTON-For decades Anthony Santomauro has been known for delivering babies. But every person has a hobby and for 40 years, Santomauro has been a practicing artist. His works will go on display at the Easton Public Library’s conference room gallery, 691 Morehouse Road beginning April 4. There will be a reception for the long practicing […] [Read More]

Accident ties up I-95 near Exit 25

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A two-car accident has tied up traffic on I-95 near exit 25. State police as well as emergency vehicles are on the scene. However, state police said there are no injuries. [Read More]
U.S. Attorney Deirdre Daly

Darien men accused in $10 million USDA rip-off

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NEW HAVEN-The program was designed to encourage financings of commercial exports. But three individuals, including a Darien man, are accusing of ripping off the U.S. Department of Agriculture of about $10 million and lining their pockets with some of the money. On Monday, Pablo Calderon, 59, of Darien pleaded not guilty to conspiring to commit […] [Read More]
Ernie Newton. Photo: Christian Abraham/Connecticut Post

Ernie Newton’s court appearance postponed

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HARTFORD-Former State Sen. Ernie Newton won a reprieve of his federal court appearance for violating his supervised release. U.S. District Judge Robert Chatigny postponed Newton’s scheduled Tuesday appearance to April 8 at 2 p.m. At that time, Newton will answer the government’s claim that his recent state court conviction on three felony charges constitutes a […] [Read More]