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Bluefish catcher, John Nathans, right, prevents Long Island Duck's #18 Jose Offerman, from hitting Bluefish pitcher Matt Beech with a bat, during the first inning in Bridgeport on Tuesday August 14, 2007. Beech struck Offerman with a pitch, causing Offerman to rush the mound.

Fed jury selected in $4.8 million Bluefish bat attack suit

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  BRIDGEPORT — Tommy John, the former major league pitcher and Bridgeport Bluefish manager, is expected to be among the first witnesses called Thursday when a $4.8 million civil suit over a ballgame brawl begins this morning in federal court here. Johnathan Nathans, a former Bridgeport Bluefish catcher, is suing Jose Offerman, a two-time major […] [Read More]

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary sets Aug. 9 for safety course in Milford

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MILFORD-The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 24-3 will conduct an About Boating Safety Course on Aug. 9 at 8 a.m. at their training center, 1 Helwig Street. Instructions will cover safe operation of boating and seamanship as well as personal watercraft operation. Successful completion of the eight hour course satisfies requirements for state licensing of […] [Read More]

Two injured in knife attack in Bridgeport

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A man and a woman, both 37, are being treated for injuries in what is being investigated as a domestic attack in Bridgeport on Sunday night. According a police spokesman, the two argued and the man allegedly attacked the woman with a knife inside a house in the 200 block of Marion Street. He also […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, Cops
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Hey there’s a turkey in the window (and a bird, too)

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I never know what I’m going to find walking to and from lunch. Yesterday, it was a broken street light on Lafayette Boulevard. Today, at that very same location, I saw turkey (as evidenced above) waddling to and fro in the window of the RBS building. Where had he come from? Who knows. And yes, […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport
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Still life with broken street light in Bridgeport

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So I was walking along Lafayette Boulevard on my way to lunch this afternoon and saw this lying along the sidewalk outside the RBS building: I looked up and, sure enough, a little bit down the block, one of the street lamps was missing its top. When did this happen? How long will it lie […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport
From left; Gary Simone and Mark Roman, both of Easton, chat with Bridgeport Rescue Mission's Linda Casey after dropping off a food drive donation to the organization's distribution center at 1069 Connecticut Avenue in Bridgeport, Conn. on Tuesday, November 19, 2013. The organization plans to pass out four thousand turkeys, along with all the fixings, for Thanksgiving in 2013. The mission's donation center was broken into twice over the weekend.

Break-in at Bridgeport Rescue Mission over the weekend

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Bridgeport Rescue Mission’s Donation Center Warehouse — where food, clothing and household items necessary to serve the poor and homeless are received and stored — was broken into twice over the holiday weekend. According to a release put out by the mission, a crowbar was used to pry open the steel doors on the facility. […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, Charity
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Nick Newell fights for the championship today

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MILFORD-Nick Newell, the city’s favorite MMA fighter, will go for his second championship today when he battles Justin Gaethje for the World Series of Fighting’s lightweight crown. Newell, a native of Milford and son of Stacy Newell of Monroe, was born without only part of a left arm. That hasn’t stopped him from becoming an […] [Read More]

Two houses hit by lightning in Fairfield

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FAIRFIELD-Firefighters responded to two lightning strikes just minutes apart during the height of the overnight storms Thursday. Assistant Fire Chief Scott Bisson said the first occurred just about 10 p.m. at 240 Rock Ridge Road. Lightning struck a shed and traveled to the house causing minor damage. Six minutes later lightning struck a home at […] [Read More]

Two shot in Bridgeport

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BRIDGEPORT-Gunshots not fireworks erupted Friday around 2 p.m. afternoon on Maplewood Avenue near Poplar Street wounding two city men. Police responded to calls but were unable to find victims. They later were dispatched to St. Vincent’s Medical Center were George Sanchez, 20, shot in the stomach and Garth Minto, 20, shot in the thigh were […] [Read More]
First Selectman George Temple and State Sen. Robert Kane hold the ribbon as it is cut by Autonomy Technology officials marking their move to Oxford July 2.

Autonomy Tech moves into Oxford Airport site

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OXFORD-Autonomy Technology, Inc. became the first company to open in the town’s Airport Development zone. The company relocated from Oregon with nine employees. It is using 111,000 square feet in the building at 353 Christian Street and expects to employ as many as 30 people in the future. Autonomy distributes electrical components used in the […] [Read More]