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U.S. Postal Service ready to roll on December Sundays

Post Offices to open 3 Sundays this month

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By Michael P. Mayko MILFORD-Two was good but the U.S. Post Office believes three may be a charm. That’s how many Sundays some area Post Offices will be open to handle your holiday mailing needs. “Its all about customer service and convenience–especially during our busiest time of the year,” said David Mastroianni, who oversees postal […] [Read More]

Stuff a State Police cruiser with toys

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BRIDGEPORT-The State Police are conducting a toy drive Dec. 6 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. with the goal to stuff cruisers with unwrapped toys as holiday gifts for needy children. The toys will be given to local social service agencies for distribution. Locally, State Police troopers will be at Toys-R-US, 330 Old Gate Lane, […] [Read More]

Bridgeport man gets 6 years in federal prison

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BRIDGEPORT- A 27-year-old city man who dealt crack cocaine and armed himself with a Bushmaster assault rifle, similar to the one used in the Sandy Hook School murders, will be spending six years in federal prison. Senior U.S. District Judge Warren W. Eginton Thursday imposed the sentence on Jonathan Colon. Once Colon is released from […] [Read More]
U.S. Attorney Deirdre Daly

Bridgeport man pleads to federal gun charge

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NEW HAVEN-A Bridgeport man caught selling guns in an undercover federal investigation pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Tyquan Porter, 27, of Bridgeport, faces up to 10 years in prison when he is sentenced March 2 by Senior U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton. He is […] [Read More]
Keeshond mix involved in fatal Stratford attack is euthanized

Keeshond mix in fatal Stratford attack euthanized

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STRATFORD-The eight year-old keeshond mix responsible for the death of its 91-year-old owner has been euthanized, according to Police Lt. Frank Eannotti. The dog was responsible for ripping off parts of Stella Antanaitis’s arms during a Nov. 14 attack. At the time, police said the woman was intervening in a fight between her dog and […] [Read More]
Ansonia Mayor David Cassetti and Corporation Council John P. Marini

Ansonia officials warn of paving scams

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ANSONIA-Mayor David Cassetti and Corporation Counsel John Marini warned residents to be wary of a scam paving company circulating through the city. City officials and police have received reports of homeowners in the Hilltop area being solicited by individuals claiming to represent the Interstate Paving company, according to Marini. Similar incidents occurred in north Milford […] [Read More]
U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy

Sen. Murphy blasts registrar of voters for problems

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WASHINGTON-U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy urged the state’s General Assembly and Gov. Dannel Malloy to overhaul the registrars of voters’ following repeated problems during rec3ent elections. “I believe the Governor and the state legislature must undertake an effort in the 2015 session to structurally and comprehensively reform our system of election,” Murphy demanded Thursday. “It could […] [Read More]

Senate confirms New Haven’s corporation counsel as Fed Judge

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NEW HAVEN-The city’s corporation counsel who spent nearly 11 years working for the American Civil Liberties union and the NAACP has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the state’s newest federal judge. The U.S. Senate confirmed Victor Bolden by a 49-46 vote mostly along party lines Thursday as the state’s 13 U.S. District judge. […] [Read More]

Teenage girl shot in Bridgeport

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BRIDGEPORT-A teenage girl told police she was shot in the leg while walking on Knowlton Street early Monday evening. Aubaney Holmes told Det. Vincent Lariccia she heard a bang before feeling a burning sensation in her right lower leg. She believed the shot was fired from a passing black car. Police Officers Lori Nieves, Anthony […] [Read More]

Man stabbed in Bridgeport

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BRIDGEPORT — Police are investigating the circumstances under which a 43-year-old city man was stabbed Monday. Lee Jones told police he was stabbed during a robbery by a teenager and he hitchhiked to Bridgeport Hospital. However police later learned that he was driven to the hospital by a friend. Jones became uncooperative when asked additional […] [Read More]