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47th Annual Ukrainian Day Festival in Stamford

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STAMFORD-The state’s Ukrainian population will descend on Stamford for the 47th annual Ukrainian Day Festival. The Sept. 14 celebration will with an 11 a.m. Pontifical Divine Liturgy. Throughout the day there will Ukrainian artists, singers and dangers as well as Ukrainian cultural vendors selling ceramics, jewelry, records and crafts. The event will feature prepared Ukrainian […] [Read More]
Dardian Celaj

Feds find missing OC rapist in Naugatuck

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DERBY-Federal marshals captured a former bar owner who has ties to the Genovese Crime Family and the Albanian mob hiding out in a Naugatuck home loaded with firearms. The U.S. Marshal’s Violent Crime Task Force arrested Darian “Danny” Celaj, 36, who jumped bond earlier this month while awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty in April to […] [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]

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]
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Southport Ukrainian Club looking for marchers

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FAIRFIELD-The Ukrainian-American Club of Southport is looking for marchers to join them in Monday’s Memorial Day Parade. Ukrainian-Americans from across the state are asked to dress in their native garb or at least wear blue and yellow. Children are invited to participate. This comes at a time when Ukraine is in turmoil, has been invaded […] [Read More]
Ansonia Mayor David Cassetti

Ansonia looking for a few good 19th Century ballplayers

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ANSONIA-Mayor David Cassetti is looking for a few good ballplayers–19th Century-type ballplayers. The players will be divided into two teams–the Ansonia Copperman, named for the city’s historic copper manufacturing plants and the Derby Osbornedales–a name grabbed from that city’s state park and philanthropic family. They will meet at Nolan Field July 19 in the city’s […] [Read More]

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]