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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]

GBT suspending service all day today

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Greater Bridgeport Transit service will remain down the rest of the day on Tuesday. From a press release: GBT bus service is suspended in the Greater Bridgeport Region for the remainder of Tuesday, January 27, 2015. We know everyone is eager for bus service to resume. Our crews are working on cleanup and we will […] [Read More]
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Officials are asking residents to move their cars to the odd side of the street today (Tuesday).

Finch: Move your car to the odd side

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We received this note from City Hall in Bridgeport: BRIDGEPORT — Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch is asking residents to move their vehicles to the odd numbered side of the road by 11 a.m. on Tuesday, to allow public works crews to clear the roads. Parking is still not permitted on Snow Emergency roads. “I want […] [Read More]
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Bud Allen is citizen of year

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DERBY-Mayor Anita Dugatto presented Raymond “Bud ” Allen with a plaque naming him the city’s citizen of the year. The mayor read a long list if volunteer work that includes 62 years as a Hotchkiss Hose volunteer firefighter, a Fire Police member for more than 30 years and 13 years as cub master of Pack […] [Read More]

Ansonia PD probing downtown armed robbery

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ANSONIA-Police are looking for a six-foot male who robbed the Ansonia Smoke and Convenience store, 262 Main Street at gunpoint Wednesday. The gunman entered the store just before 6 p.m. brandishing a black and grey.handgun, Lt. Andrew Cota said. The suspect ordered the worker not to move, walked behind the counter and emptied the cash […] [Read More]
U.S. Attorney Deirdre Daly

Feds charge 2 in Milford man’s heroin death

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BRIDGEPORT-Federal agents arrested a West Haven couple on heroin trafficking charges which authorities believe resulted in the Jan. 12 overdose death of a 39-year-old Milford man. The arrest of Christopher Fogler, 29, and his girlfriend, Alyssa Jelliffe, 22, both of Park Street, West Haven, marks the second time in the past year federal agents have […] [Read More]