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The home on Alvin Street in Fairfield where aviation pioneer Gustave Whitehead was demolished Monday, April 28, 2014. Supporters of Whitehead, who may very well have been the first person to fly a heavier-than-air airship, had hoped the home could have been saved and moved to a nearby park, but their efforts to stall the demolition were unsuccessful.

Home that Gustave Whitehead built demolished Monday morning

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DEA to take drugs back Saturday

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The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is conducting is eighth annual prescription drug “Take-Back” day throughout the nation Saturday. Law enforcement professionals along with volunteers will be accepting expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs which will be destroyed at various sites throughout the state from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Only pills, solids and patches can […] [Read More]
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Lauretti pushes gubernatorial run

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BRIDGEPORT-Mayor Mark Lauretti said Connecticut will grow the Shelton way if he is elected governor. The Valley’s longest serving mayor addressed supporters Tuesday at Testo’s Banquet Hall in Bridgeport. “We should not give tax breaks solely to those who can afford it most; we need to lower taxes for all of us. We need to […] [Read More]

The star of I am Ukrainian to appear in Hartford Sunday

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HARTFORD-On a cold February evening in one of Ukraine’s worst winters, Yulia Marushevska stood near the front of the thousands of protestors demonstrating against corruption in Kiev’s Independence Square. There she filmed a two minute video explaining the plight of Ukrainians living in a sea of corruption and poverty. She feared that many would be […] [Read More]

Cumberland Farms crasher caught

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FAIRFIELD-The woman who slammed into five cars, a Redbox machine and the Cumberland Farms store then checked out of the hospital has been arrested after a weekend search. Rosa Blanca Chavarria-Medina, 31, of 1944 Bedford Street, Stamford was taken into custody at the Bridgeport police station when she appeared there seeking a report around 2 […] [Read More]
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SCSU to conduct forum on Ukraine crisis

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NEW HAVEN-Southern Connecticut State University will host a panel discussion involving the crisis in Ukraine which will attempt to analyze Russian President Vladimir Putin’s next move. The discussion will take place March 31 from noon to 1:45 p.m. at the Student Center Ballroom. Panelists will include Greg Adams, chairman of SCSU’s Sociology department and a […] [Read More]
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Blumenthal to address Ukrainian-Americans Sunday

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NEW HAVEN-U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal will discuss U.S. sanctions and possible escalation against Russia as their incursion into Ukraine continues. The Senator will meet with members of the Ukrainian-American community at noon Sunday in the St. George’s Ukrainian Catholic Church hall, 568 George Street. The event is open to the public. Blumenthal is expected to […] [Read More]
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SCSU to Discuss Ukrainian Crisis

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NEW HAVEN-Southern Connecticut State University will host a panel discussion involving the crisis in Ukraine which will attempt to analyze Russian President Vladimir Putin’s next move. The discussion will take place March 31 from noon to 1:45 p.m. at the Student Center Ballroom. Panelists will include Greg Adams, chairman of SCSU’s Sociology department and a […] [Read More]

Trumbull Synagogue to host Family Passover Seder

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TRUMBULL-Congregation B’Nai Torah will host a family Passover Seder on April 15 in their facility at 5700 Main Street. The dinner will include soup, gefilte fish, crudités, an entrée, dessert and beverages. Adult meals are $40 and include an entrée of chicken, fish or eggplant marinara. Children under age 8 can have chicken tenders and […] [Read More]

Cracker Jack BB Card Discussion

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TRUMBULL-As another baseball season approaches, all talk turns to cards–baseball cards. And there are few cards more valuable than the Cracker Jack cards issued in 1914 and 1915. On Saturday, March 29 Tom and Ellen Zappala will discuss those cards and their new book “The Cracker Jack Collection: Baseball Prized Players” in a talk and […] [Read More]