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No new taxes in Derby budget

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DERBY-The Board of Apportionment and Taxation held the line on not raising the mill rate despite a last minute addition of $45,000 to the Storms Ambulance Corps. That addition came without stripping money from the $17.25 million Board of Education budget or denying Town/City Clerk Marc Garofalo a $47,000 assistant. Instead James Butler, the BOAT […] [Read More]

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Msgr. Kevin Wallin sentenced to 65 months  HARTFORD–An emotional outpouring of love and promises to help saved Msgr. Kevin Wallin from a decade behind bars for discarding his religious responsibilities for the addictive lure of crystal methamphetamine.  “You are indeed a very blessed person,” Senior U. S. District Judge Alfred Covello told the 63-year old […] [Read More]
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Judge sentences man to 28 years for Bridgeport murder

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HARTFORD-Federal prison will be Trumaine Hearst’s home for much of the next three decades after he admitted being the shooter in an Oct. 10, 2012 robbery/murder near Bridgeport’s Trumbull Gardens housing project. U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea imposed a 28-year prison sentence Tuesday on Trumaine “Man” Hearst, 21. Hearst pleaded guilty on November 10, […] [Read More]

U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas Smith retiring

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HARTFORD — After 36-years on the bench, U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas P. Smith is calling it a career. Smith will hang up his black robes on June 30. For now, he is the longest sitting federal magistrate judge in the Second Circuit which includes Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont. A former federal prosecutor, Smith was appointed […] [Read More]

Bridgeport cops ID drowning victim

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BRIDGEPORT – Police identified the Pequonnock River drowning victim as Walter Ridot of Bridgeport. Ridot, 34, was pulled from the River at about 4:30 p.m. Sunday. A witness told Hearst Connecticut Media that Ridot had fallen into the water near the boardwalk area. He was wearing an orange shirt, blue jeans, boxers, a tan belt […] [Read More]

Bill Finch bobblehead offered

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BRIDGEPORT-Ask if he’s running for mayor and touch the head. It will nod affirmatively. Ask if conditions in Bridgeport are better in the past 8 years and touch the head. It will nod affirmatively. Those are just something you can do if you are one of the lucky first 500 Wednesday night to enter the […] [Read More]
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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]