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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]
Peter Monks

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]

Pettway accused of assaulting fed

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BRIDGEPORT-The man who gunned his car and rammed it into a federal agent’s vehicle to avoid being arrest Monday now faces a federal charge. Bernard Pettway, 38, of Colorado Avenue, was arrested Friday for assault on a federal agent with a dangerous weapon. He also was detained without bond pending a hearing next week before […] [Read More]
Charles Lane

WSHU’s Charles Lane receives Fair Media Council award

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We received this note from WHSU in Fairfield: FAIRFIELD — The WSHU Public Radio Group (Fairfield, CT, www.wshu.org) has announced reporter Charles Lane has earned a 2014 Fair Media Council (FMC, www.fairmediacouncil.org) Folio Award for his report titled, “NY County Outsources Job of Monitoring Sex Offenders.” The Folio awards, which recognize the best in local […] [Read More]
Categories: Arts, Fairfield

Search on for damaged red Buick

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BRIDGEPORT-Local, state and federal law enforcement authorities are searching for a red Buick LeSabre with front end damage after it rammed an undercover ATF vehicle here and fled onto the Turnpike. Pursuing police vehicles lost the Buick near the Bronson Road exit of I-95. The car’s owner is believed to live on Beechwood Avenue. No […] [Read More]
Gina Mariano of Stratford

3 local Girl Scouts get highest award

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Three are Girl Scouts received the Gold Award–the highest commendation their organization awards. Gina Mariano, of Stratford, Elizabeth Van Winkle of Fairfield and Emily Tarini of Shelton recewived the awards for spending at least 80 hours researching and assessing needs in their community, putting together a team and addressing a specific need. For Mariano it […] [Read More]

Stamford bottle bomb leads to conviction

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HARTFORD-A jilted lover tried to seriously disfigure his girlfriend by placing hydrochloric acid bombs in her car outside her Stamford home three years ago. Now Frank Mendoza,53, formerly of Jacksonville, Fla. faces up to 84 months in prison for interstate stalking when he is sentenced Sept. 3. Mendoza pleaded guilty to the charge Thursday during […] [Read More]
More than 1,500 law enforcement officers will run more than 530 miles beginning Wednesday in the Special Olympics Torch Run

Special Olympics torch run begins Wednesday

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More than 1,500 law enforcement officers will cover 530 miles running with the Special Olympics’ torch beginning Wednesday. The run will conclude Friday evening when they deliver the torch to Jess Dow Field on the campus of Southern Connecticut State University for the Opening Ceremonies which will begin Friday at 7:15 p.m. The run will […] [Read More]

Renowned violinist joins RCA students June 5 in Trumbull

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International violin virtuoso Alexander Markov is set to perform Thursday, June 5, at the Regional Center for the Arts in Trumbull. Markov, who was born in Russia and reared in Norwalk,  will be featured in “An Evening with Markov and Students” at 7:30 p.m. The program includes classical music on the first half; rock music […] [Read More]