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Paoletta Grand Marshal for Columbus Day Parade

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BRIDGEPORT-Former Mayor Leonard Paoletta will serve as the grand marshal of the 2014 Columbus Day Parade in the Park city. “I’m very honored and excited about this opportunity,” Paoletta said. “I grew up in Bridgeport and started watching the parade when I was a child.” Paoletta said a parade helps people “reflect on their heritage” […] [Read More]
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Donations near $24k for Shelton teen

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SHELTON-Donations have reached $23,920 to help pay medical and funeral expenses for Kristjan Ndoj, the 15-year-old Shelton High student from Albania who died March 20 from gunshot wounds. Four hundred and sixty-one people have contributed by going to the www.gofundme.com website created for the teen by Violet Thaqi Wills. To donate just type Kristjan Ndoj […] [Read More]

Composting Workshop Set

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With spring here a gardeners’ thoughts turn to waste–as in composting wastes. Mary Jane Tynan, a master composter, will be conducting a workshop on composting to help you get the reddest, largest tomatoes, bushels of squash and other abundant harvests from your garden this summer. Some of her discussion will focused on vermicomposting which utilizes […] [Read More]

Donations keep coming for Shelton teen’s family

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SHELTON-Donations to the family of a popular Albanian teen who died Thursday five days after being shot on Agawam Trail March 15 are approaching $23,000. Violet Thaqi Wills, who established the site to help the family of fifteen year old Kristjan Ndoj with medical and funeral expenses, said the site will remain up until March […] [Read More]
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Donations exceed $20k for Shelton teen

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SHELTON-Donations to the family of the Shelton teenager who died after being shot in the head on Agawam Trail March 15 have exceeded $20,000. Violet Thaqi Wills who established the site to help the family of fifteen-year-old Kristjan Ndoj with medical and funeral expenses said the site will remain up until March 25. So far […] [Read More]

Fund Raising Web Site Established for Shelton Teen

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SHELTON-A local woman established a website to raise funds for Kristjan Ndoj, the Shelton teen who was shot and is in critical condition. Violet Thaqi Wills set up a page on gofundme.com called “Donations for Kristjan and his family.” The site accepts paypal and credit card donations. [Read More]

Cocaine cuts not hair cuts send Bpt barber to prison

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BRIDGEPORT-It was the cuts he took from cocaine sales and not the hair that sent Cornel Cameron to federal prison. The 36-year-old owner of Fresh Cuts, a unisex hair styling salon in Bridgeport, was sentenced to 40 months in prison followed by deportation to his native Jamica Tuesday. Nearly four dozen family members and friends […] [Read More]

Stratford cops will stage a DUI checkpoint tonight

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We received this note from the Stratford Police Headquarters: The Stratford Police Department is participating in the 2014 Comprehensive DUI Enforcement program. This program enables us to conduct roadside sobriety checkpoints as well as increase the number patrol units dedicated specifically to reduction of impaired driving, and to reduce the number of injuries and fatalities […] [Read More]

High school diploma can be awarded with ‘life experiences’

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BRIDGEPORT — The Bridgeport Adult Education Department, in partnership with The Friends of the Bridgeport Public Library, is offering area residents an opportunity to obtain their high school diploma. The National External Diploma Program awards  diplomas to adults who demonstrate life experiences without requiring  classroom instruction. Candidates work independently, and require computer access and experience, […] [Read More]
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Starry Night gala set for March 28th

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From a press release: The Board Members of Caroline House are proud to announce their annual Starry Night Gala which will take place Friday, March 28, 2014 from 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. Guests will enjoy dinner and drinks at the Inn at Longshore, dance the night away to VOO DOO carnival and will get […] [Read More]
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