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“Shore Up” program offers structure-lifting loans

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From a press release: MILFORD — “Shore Up CT” is a State program designed to help residential or business property-owners who do not qualify for federal disaster aid to elevate buildings, retrofit properties with additional flood protection, or assist with wind-proofing structures. The program provides gap funding and helps refinance loans associated with property mitigation. […] [Read More]

Ansonia’s St. Peter and St. Paul to get new pastor

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ANSONIA-Monsignor John Terlecky will celebrate his last Masses at St. Peter and St. Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, 105 Clifton Avenue during the August 23-24 weekend. The Monsignor served the church for the past six and a half years before suffering health issues earlier this year. He will be replaced by the Very Rev. Archpriest Edward […] [Read More]

Community helps Monroe doctor avoid jail

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BRIDGEPORT  – A series of letters written by patients, professionals and businessmen helped save a Monroe doctor from a possible federal prison term Tuesday. U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill, apparently moved by the content of the letters, imposed a conditional discharge on Dr. James Marshall, who runs Immediate Medical Care in Monroe. The judge […] [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]
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]
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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]