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Defendant threatened to kill

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MILFORD-Matthew Pugh was obsessed so much with Alexandra Ducsay that he talked of killing after she broke up with him, according to the defendant’s cousin. “He wanted to get revenge, said Anthony Pugh, matthew’s first cousin.”He said he wanted to kill her.” Matthew Pugh has been on trial for murdering Ducsay. An ex-girlfriend on May […] [Read More]

Bridgeport drug counselor admits dealing

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BRIDGEPORT-A state substance abuse counselor who worked at the Mental Health and Substance abuse center here pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to participating in a conspiracy to sell large quantities of narcotic pain killers. Brian Earl, 40, admitted to U. S. Magistrate Judge Holly B. Fitzsimmons that he conspired with with James Costanzo, an […] [Read More]

Ducsay murder trial resumed

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MILFORD – Jermaine Morton testifies Alexandra Ducsay did not seem upset or angry after their call was interrupted by a knock on the door. “I heard her say: ‘What are you doing here? You were supposed to call first.” Morton said Ducsay sounded “surprised and annoyed.” In a statement given to police on the night […] [Read More]

Shelton approves mayoral pay raise

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SHELTON-By a 5-1 vote the Board of Aldermen approved raising the mayor’s salary to $135,659 in three steps culminating in Nov. 2017. Only Jack Finn, the lone Democrat on the Board voted against it during the Wednesday night meeting. “The mayor gets paid enough already,” said Finn. “I’m a senior citizen living on a fixed […] [Read More]
Kevin Kelly

Stratford Sen. proposes state holiday for Whitehead

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From a press release: Hartford – State Senator Kevin Kelly (R-21) wants to create a new state holiday. The Stratford lawmaker is proposing legislation to designate August 14 as Gustave Whitehead, First in Flight, Day. Senator Kelly has submitted testimony to the state’s Transportation Committee explaining the importance of his bill. “Gustave Whitehead is an […] [Read More]
Alexandra Ducsay was found beaten to death in her Milford home in 2006. Ducsay's ex-boyfriend, Michael Pugh is charged with her murder.

Mom describes Ducsay murder scene

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MILFORD – Linda Ducsay knew something was wrong when she arrived home from her job as a Norwalk school teacher around 4:30 p. m. May 19, 2006. “I was upset the gate was open and my dog was outside,” Ducsay testified before Superior Court Judge Denise Markle and 16 jurors. So she decided to go […] [Read More]

Public radio show mentions slice of Bridgeport history

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Miserable weather got you stuck at home today? How about a drink? This weekend, the fun American Public Media radio show/podcast The Dinner Party Download dedicated its cocktails segment — which includes a historical story and an accompanying drink recipe — to the origin of the Frisbee. Since the plaything got its name from a […] [Read More]
Joseph Lawlor

Jail for Bridgeport cops in Beardsley Park stomping case

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BRIDGEPORT — Two 12-year veteran police officers will both be spending three months in federal prison stemming from a May 20, 2011 stomping of a downed suspect in Beardsley Park. U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Meyer told former Officers Elson Morales and Joseph Lawlor that with “great power comes great responsibility” in imposing the term. “The […] [Read More]