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U.S. Postal Service ready to roll on December Sundays

Post Offices to open 3 Sundays this month

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By Michael P. Mayko MILFORD-Two was good but the U.S. Post Office believes three may be a charm. That’s how many Sundays some area Post Offices will be open to handle your holiday mailing needs. “Its all about customer service and convenience–especially during our busiest time of the year,” said David Mastroianni, who oversees postal […] [Read More]

Stuff a State Police cruiser with toys

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BRIDGEPORT-The State Police are conducting a toy drive Dec. 6 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. with the goal to stuff cruisers with unwrapped toys as holiday gifts for needy children. The toys will be given to local social service agencies for distribution. Locally, State Police troopers will be at Toys-R-US, 330 Old Gate Lane, […] [Read More]

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]