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Senate confirms New Haven’s corporation counsel as Fed Judge

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NEW HAVEN-The city’s corporation counsel who spent nearly 11 years working for the American Civil Liberties union and the NAACP has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the state’s newest federal judge. The U.S. Senate confirmed Victor Bolden by a 49-46 vote mostly along party lines Thursday as the state’s 13 U.S. District judge. […] [Read More]

Vote for your favorite Girl Scouts cookies Tuesday

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Girl Scouts throughout the area will be selling their cookies on election day. The scouts will be outside polling places in Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Milford, Monroe, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton, Stratford, Trumbull and Weston. Voters can select their favorites from among Thin Mints, Samoas, Do-si-dos, Tagalongs, Trefoils, Savannah Smiles and a newcomer Rah-Rah Raisins. Rah-Rah Raisen […] [Read More]

Mohegan Sun trip planned in Ansonia

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ANSONIA-St. Peter and St. Paul Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church will be sponsoring a bus trip to the Mohegan Sun casino to raise money for its centennial celebration. The trip will take place Nov. 23 with the bus leaving from Nolan Field at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $30 per person but that money comes back in […] [Read More]

Shelton, Seymour Students to attend Berlin Wall forum

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NEW HAVEN-Several advanced history students at Shelton and Seymour high schools are expected to attend the Nov. 10 forum at Southern Connecticut State University discussing the fall of the Berlin Wall. The event will take place just one day after the 25th anniversary of the start of demolition of the wall which separated east from […] [Read More]

MADD Fundraising Fairfield Walk Saturday

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FAIRFIELD-Walk Like MADD, the annual 5k fund-raising walk for Mothers Against Drunk Driving will begin Saturday at 10 a.m. at Fairfield Ludlowe High School, 785 Unquowa Road. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Every step and dollar raised will be used to support MADD’s Connecticut initiatives which include ignition overlocks for drunk drivers; sobriety checkpoint and […] [Read More]
John Laiacone used a soft towel to capture the injured owl. The towel has a calming effect on birds.

Video sets in motion rescue of owl by Audubon

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From a news release: Fairfield – Quick action by two visitors to a Connecticut Audubon Society sanctuary in Fairfield and by Connecticut Audubon staff helped save a Barred Owl that had injured a wing most likely while hunting for food. On Saturday, two people who were hiking at the Larsen Sanctuary, which is adjacent to […] [Read More]
Patrick Coyne in 2003

No verdict in Coyne sex abuse trial

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NEW HAVEN — A Superior Court jury ended their first day of deliberations without reaching a verdict in the sexual abuse trial of Patrick Coyne, who served as chief of staff to former Bridgeport Mayor Joseph Ganim. Judge Elipedio Vitale instructed the jury to resume their deliberations Tuesday at 10 a.m. The jury heard Coyne’s […] [Read More]
Michael Fitzpatrick

Mike Fitzpatrick to get top Defense Lawyer award

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BRIDGEPORT-Over the past 27 years Michael Fitzpatrick built a career as one of the area’s top criminal defense lawyers and an expert in death penalty cases. Tonight the Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association will honor Fitzpatrick, 54, of Fairfield, with their Champions of Liberty award during a ceremony at Anthony’s Ocean View restaurant in New […] [Read More]

Walk Like MADD in Fairfield

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FAIRFIELD-The signature walk of Mothers Against Drunk Driving will take place Oct. 25 at Fairfield Ludlowe High School, 785 Unquowa Road. The 5K walk raises funds that support MADD’s state initiatives including ignition interlocks for all drunk drivers; sobriety checkpoints and other technological efforts to combat drunk driving. MADD CT served 650 victims/survivors in 2013 […] [Read More]

WSHU celebrates 30 years with new website

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From a press release: Fairfield — For the WSHU Public Radio Group, its 30th anniversary is cause to celebrate with a dedicated website commemorating this important milestone. At the site, fans of the not-for-profit, member-supported station can learn just how far WSHU has come since its start in 1984. In addition to a short narrative, […] [Read More]